As Donald Trump nears the 100-day mark in the White House, voters are grading his performance on a partisan curve.
Republicans are inclined to give him good grades on his performance in office so far — mostly A’s and B’s. Democrats are tougher in their assessments — mostly D’s and F’s, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.
Trump earns his highest marks on fighting terrorism, the poll shows. But when Trump reaches his 100th day in office next week — a historical marker for each new administration — his failure to shepherd a promised health care bill through Congress will be noted by voters. On health care, climate change and Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp” of special interests in Washington, voters are far more critical of the new president’s performance thus far.
Earlier this week, Trump described his administration’s achievements in glowing terms at an event in Wisconsin.
“No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days — that includes on military, on the border, on trade, on regulation, on law enforcement — we love our law enforcement — and on government reform,” he said.
Voter perceptions of Trump’s tenure don’t necessarily reflect that rosy assessment. Asked to grade Trump’s first three months as president overall, 16 percent give Trump an “A,” and another 23 percent award Trump a “B.”
But roughly as many voters give Trump poor marks. Trump gets a “D” from 13 percent of voters, and nearly a quarter, 24 percent, give him an “F.”