Disapproval of Trump’s recent executive orders ranged from 55 percent to 60 percent.

All three of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders have earned majority disapproval ratings among Americans, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday afternoon.

Arguably the most controversial order came on January 27, when Trump banned Syrian refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Since then, Americans in cities from coast to coast have gathered in airports and streets to protest the ban, while the White House defends the president’s actions. Even some fellow Republicans have publicly criticized the ban.

According to the poll, more than half — 55 percent — of Americans disapprove of the temporary travel ban, while 42 percent support the measure. And 58 percent disapprove of Trump indefinitely suspending the country’s Syrian refugee program.

Meanwhile, 60 percent of those polled said they opposed Trump’s ordering construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, while 38 percent approve of the idea. That executive order and a Trump tweet that followed it led Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to cancel plans to meet with Trump.

The approval scores on the executive orders are just slightly below Trump’s overall job approval rating. Of those polled, 43 percent said they approve of how Trump is doing his job so far as president; 52 percent said they disapprove. More specifically, almost half—47 percent—say Trump is moving too fast in addressing the major problems facing the country.

Gallup based the poll on telephone interviews conducted among 1,018 adults. Surveyors asked questions related to Trump’s job approval from January 29 to 31, and about the executive orders from January 30 to 31.

When Gallup asked the same question in early 2009, during President Barack Obama’s second term in office, the public’s sentiment was significantly different on his six executive orders: 63 percent of Americans said Obama’s pace was about right, 22 percent said it was too fast and 10 percent said it wasn’t fast enough, according to Gallup.

Trump’s initial job approval rating of 45 percent last month was the lowest in Gallup history.

  1. #1 by good coolie on Friday, 3 February 2017 - 9:33 pm

    Trump can claim that he has fulfilled all his campaign promises. If he actually fails in any of those, he can blame Congress or Senate or the civil servants (after all, he has been signing and signing so many executive orders).

    In all the thunder and smoke, everyone has forgotten that he has not disclosed his tax returns. How are his companies doing, by the way, now unaided by and unconnected to Donald?

    Starting teaching children that it is good to be impolite and talk rubbish.

  2. #2 by bruno on Friday, 3 February 2017 - 10:54 pm

    Donald Trump,being a horn dog his whole adult life,groping and kissing women by force,and being sued for statutory rape,maybe too much vice had make him cuckoo.

  3. #3 by bruno on Friday, 3 February 2017 - 10:57 pm

    Maybe Donald Trump,needs his master Putin to put him in place.Do not forget who help put him in the White House.

  4. #4 by bruno on Friday, 3 February 2017 - 11:39 pm

    A man obsessed with sex can do crazy things.

  5. #5 by drngsc on Monday, 6 February 2017 - 12:41 pm

    Fighting the Establishment is no small task. The Establishment is very powerful. I hope that Mr Trump does not underestimate them. It is very important for the 99% that Trump destroys the establishment ( clear the swamp ) and start a new America. Return America to for the people, by the people, and of the people. Instead of for the 1% , by the 1% , and of the 1%.
    Who runs the gallup polls?. The Establishment. So what do you expect. Who organise street protests?-the demon-rats. Who control the press to put out all the negative press?, the Establishment.
    Go ahead Mr Trump. Make America safe again, protect fortress America and isolate America. Leave the rest of the world alone so that we can all survive without ridiculous ideas of regime change and bombs by drone. Leave the South China Sea alone. You have no business here.
    Please Mr Trump, go ahead, make America great again, and leave us alone.

  6. #6 by good coolie on Friday, 10 February 2017 - 12:16 pm

    My friends look down on Merkel (Germany), Cameron (Britain), leaders of other European countries, and so many ordinary Americans, for welcoming refugees. To me, it is a wonder that Europeans and Americans can be so generous. No doubt their generosity is based on their religious beliefs. They are willing to see their Everloving Master in the hungry, the sick, the destitute and the persecuted, irrespective of “bangsa, agama or negara”.

    So, I ask my Trumpish friends: Can you see who is this who is hungry, sick, and persecuted? Read Scripture again, this time with an open and generous heart.

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