It's only been a week since Donald Trump officially took his seat at 45th President of the United States. But the results of a new national poll suggest as early as now that Trump may become the "worst president since Richard Nixon," while many are also in favor of Trump getting impeached early on in his presidency.
A news release from Public Policy Polling suggests that as of his first week in office, Donald Trump's approval rating is remarkably low. Voters in the PPP poll were split right down the middle, with 44 percent giving Trump a positive approval rating for his performance and another 44 percent giving him a negative one, and even with this split, PPP wrote that the numbers are "historically awful" for a newly-elected president. In a similar question, this time in relation to Trump's favorability, 44 percent answered in the affirmative, while 50 percent saw the new president as unfavorable.
The PPP added that respondents looked more favorably toward the participants in the past weekend's Women's Marches, as 50 percent saw them in a good light, and 41 percent looked toward them negatively.
With regard to the question of why voters had such a poor opinion of Donald Trump, the PPP wrote that only 34 percent of voters approved of the president's plans to build a wall on the Mexican border with American taxpayers' money. A mere 30 percent said they are in favor of repealing former president Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, as to 61 percent who want it retained and fine-tuned to "fix parts that aren't working." Trump's perceived lack of transparency, controversies regarding his business interests in the Trump Organization, and purported ties with Russian leader Vladimir Putin were also seen as pain points by many who participated in the poll.