Survey: Trump Has Record Low Approval

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.'"

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.