What Grade Would You Give President Trump?

What Grade Would You Give President Trump?

But that didn't stop Trump from tweeting on Tuesday morning that his approval among Black Americans had doubled. "His numbers have actually doubled in approval... Thank you, and it will get even (much) better!" he wrote.

During a week when the president reportedly used obscene language when referring to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa, the poll shows 59 percent of voters believe Trump respects white people more than people of color. Men are more likely to view Trump's performance positively: 38% gave Trump an "A" or "B", with 42% giving him a "D" or "F". America's median leadership approval rating across 134 countries in 2017 was 30 percent, 4 points below the previous low of 34 percent in 2008 and significantly lower than the 48 percent approval in 2016, the past year of Barack Obama's presidency.

President Trump has been distrustful of the media since his presidential campaign in 2016, often calling mainstream media's coverage of him "fake news" along with claims of dwindling reader and viewership - claims that have largely been debunked by the news outlets. Even though Trump's approval rating as a candidate was enough to topple Hillary Clinton, numerous surveyed voters do not have a favorable opinion of his job in office.

Almost six in 10 respondents, 59 percent, said they think Trump doesn't respect people of color as much as he respects white people, according to the Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Survey Monkey interviewed roughly 19,000 black men and 31,000 black women. Additionally, comparing exit polling to SurveyMonkey's results is also troublesome as they are not directly comparable.

This appears to be the process by which a real poll underwent faulty analysis by a far-right website, which was then cited without attribution by Fox News, absorbed by the president and redistributed on his Twitter feed.

"Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency", Trump said in an official statement after Bannon's comments were made public.

The Atlantic partly credited the lowest unemployment rate for Black Americans since 1972 for the increased approval rating, however, according to The New York Times, "The 6.8 percent unemployment rate for black Americans in December is indeed the lowest since 1972, according to the latest monthly data that is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics".



Other news