Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

Posted April 29, 2017

Whether it's his "Buy American" initiative, actions to reconsider trade deals that benefit other countries at the expense of the USA, or working to strengthen the military - at 100 days in, President Donald Trump is working to live up to his campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again". It's a rating that's historically low but has been fairly steady since he took office, underpinned by support that comes heavily from Republicans.

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The poll showed Trump now has a 45% approval rating, down three points from the 48% approval rating he had on 20 January this year, and far lower than the previous two presidents' approval rating after 100 days in officer.

Most Americans say 100 days is not enough time to judge President Trump's administration.

At least those are the indications of a University of Virginia Center of Politics poll released Thursday, which show that 93% of Trump voters surveyed approve of the job he is doing compared to only 7% who do not, Politico reports. "I think it would be better if he did a little less tweeting and keeps the focus on the big, important policies", Toomey told Action News Monday. But just among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 55 percent think this occurred.

On Wednesday, Trump is expected to sign an executive order related to the 1906 Antiquities Act, which enables the president to designate federal areas of land and water as national monuments to protect them from drilling, mining and development, the source said.

Also, 47 percent of the respondents said Trump was competent while 49 percent believed he "tilted more towards incompetence".

A president's ratings at the100-day mark don't predict much about what his or her ratings will do over their term.

In an email blast to reporters Tuesday, the White House touted the sheer volume of orders as evidence for the suspect claim that "Trump has accomplished more in his 100 days than any other President since Franklin Roosevelt".

FILE - President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President Andrew Liveris as other business leaders applaud in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Feb. 24, 2017.

The poll included 1,000 Trump voters and ran from April 17 through April 19.

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Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish using live interviewers.

The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points.