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Saturday, 12 August 2017 08:30

Trump Report Card: At least the polls show some life for president

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President Trump spent his first week on his "working vacation," tweeting and talking a lot about North Korea saber rattling and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Neither went his way, but at least two big polls did, showing him back at 45 percent approval, an improvement from one that had him all the way down to 32 percent.

As a result, our weekly report card experts gave the president a muddling grade.

John Zogby

Judging a president's week is complicated stuff. Most importantly, the better polls have President Trump's approval rating jumping back to 45 percent. My son's Zogby Analytics Poll is right on because he is careful to ensure that Republicans are represented according to their real numbers and because he knows that likely voters are different from all adults. He has learned well.

Trump's approval is 45 percent in this new Zogby Analytics survey.

At the same time, Mr. Trump is hardly loved and does not get good marks for handling crises like North Korea. There is a little evidence that his new chief of staff is tightening control in the White House, but, to quote the Bard, "I believe (he) doth tweet too much," especially the 'fire and fury' baloney.

Read more at WashingtonExaminer

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