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Key findings from the AP-NORC poll on President Donald Trump

02 April 2017

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care.

The American people, however, seem to think otherwise.

President Trump's first few months in office gets a grade of F according to 1 in 3 voters, a new poll Friday says. Almost 9 in 10 Democrats and more than 6 in 10 independents disapprove of Trump, while 8 in 10 Republicans approve of the job he's doing.

The rest of the stats aren't great: 22 percent of voters would mark him a B, and 15 percent believe him to be worthy of an D, C, and A.

But with Trump in the White House, Milton is so disappointed that she said she would take former President George W. Bush, who started two major wars that have killed more than 200,000 people and presided over one of the biggest economic recessions in USA history.

A portion of Trump's mediocre report card could be a result of his Twitter account, the findings suggest.

Oh, and 59 percent of voters have said that Trump's behavior "embarrassed" them.

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He pointed to statements made by Trump and his associates both before and after the president was elected in November. That block was upheld on appeal, and the administration said it would revise the ban to better adhere to the law.

In addition 60% of voters said they did not trust the president, while 39% said they did.

At the end of the day, however, the findings probably won't mean much to a president who tends to call negative polls "fake news".

If reputable polling means anything to anymore any more, the findings in a new McClatchy-Marist Poll should signal to the White House and Republican leaders in congress hell bent on scuttling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [ACA] that they are now swimming up stream against an increasing tide of Americans who want the law expanded, not contracted or eliminated as the American Health Care Act Republicans tried to pass last week would do. Thirty-eight percent said they would vote for the Republican.

The biggest drop in support came from the GOP's electoral base: Fifty-seven percent of Republican voters now approve of their congressional lawmakers, a 12-point drop from February.

The AP-NORC poll of 1,110 adults was conducted March 23-27 using a sample drawn from NORC's probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is created to be representative of the US population.

See the full results here. And a slender majority say covering all Americans is a federal responsibility - a view embraced by Democrats but not Republicans, who instead focus on access and lower premiums.

Interviews were conducted online and using landlines and cellphones. The exchanges were selected to ensure that each region was represented in proportion to its population. There are 906 registered voters. The error margin was not adjusted for sample weights and increases for cross-tabulations.