Donald Trump has record low approval ratings for a new President, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
According to the poll 44% of respondents approve of his job performance to date, while 48% disapprove, and 34% of those will go so far as saying he is not up to the job.
That is a net 4% positive compared to Barack Obama's net 32% positive after his first month in office.
But among Republicans, Trump gets overwhelming positives (85%), while among Democrats the negatives are 84%.
Trump's personal favorability rating of 43% is on par with previous polls.
The poll was conducted Feb. 18-22 among 1,000 respondents. It has a margin of error for of plus or minus 3.1 percent.
The poll found that there was bipartisan anger at Washington, with 86% of those surveyed saying they believe "a small group in D.C. has 'reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.'"
The President may not have elaborated, but a surrogate, provided some insight on ABC's This Week according to the White House, which included this excerpt Sunday in an e-mail to B&C/Multichannel News/
"I think we all spend enough time around each other as it is. But look, this wasn't a President who was elected to spend his time with reporters and celebrities," said Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders "This was a President who campaigned on speaking directly to Americans and that's exactly what he's going to spend his time doing. I think it's kind of naive of us to think we can all walk into a room for a couple of hours and pretend that some of that tension isn't there. You know, one of the things we say in the south: ’if a girl scout egged your house, would you buy cookies from her?’ I think this is a pretty similar scenario. There's no reason for him to go in and sit and pretend like this is going to be just another Saturday night. I think he's very focused on protecting our borders, national security, growing our economy, and instead of going and spending a night doing that, I think he'll spend the night focused on what he can do to better America.”
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