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  • AP-NORC Poll: 52 percent say country worse off under Trump

  • While President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes, an AP poll shows Americans are pessimistic about his presidency and the overall direction of the country. Just 3 in 10 Americans say the U.S. is heading in the right direction, and 52 percent say the country is worse off since Trump became president. These are worrisome signs both for the White House and Republicans heading into a midterm election year where control of Congress will be at stake.

, President Donald Trump listens people speak in support of Republican tax policy reform, during an event in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Washington. Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

16 of December 2017 14:46:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close.

That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters.

Among Republicans, just half say Trump has kept his promises, which included vows to overhaul his predecessor's health care law, withdraw the U.S. from a nuclear accord with Iran and invest millions in new projects to fix the nation's aging infrastructure. None of those steps have been taken.

Just three in 10 Americans said the U.S. is heading in the right direction, and 52 percent said the country is worse off since Trump became president.


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