More Than 60 Percent Say Corporations, Wealthy Not Paying Enough Taxes

Posted April 19, 2017

Polls have been a matter of debate since Trump took office. The latest figures include 32 percent who said they strongly approve of the way Trump is performing vs. 39 percent who strongly disapprove.

Shortly after taking office, a Gallup poll showed 62 percent of Americans believed Trump kept his promises, but the same survey taken from April 5 to 9 showed only 45 percent felt the same way.

The White House has questioned whether pollsters are accurately measuring Trump's popularity, according to Politico.

He has also flipped on NATO, now expressing strong support for the treaty organization that he called "obsolete" during the campaign, and reversed on his pledge to designate China a "currency manipulator".

The findings aligned with a recent Pew Research Center poll that showed the percentage of Republicans that viewed the economy as in good standing jumped from 31% in early 2016 to 61% in March.

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He also openly ridiculed than president Barack Obama for even considering such a move, once tweeting "AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING".

According to a Gallup poll survey released early Tuesday, 67 percent of respondents said that corporations do not pay enough taxes, while 63 percent say the same about wealthy Americans. [Image by Olivier Douliery/Getty Images]. Just 30 percent said they trusted Trump more. Pew reports that the partisan gap on Trump's approval ratings - a 75-point chasm between the approval rating he earns among Democrats (7%) and among Republicans (82%) - is larger than that of any other president at this stage in their presidency by almost 20 points.

Gallup's Jim Norman noted the more positive assessments of Trump in February came as he started his presidency with a flurry of executive orders and Cabinet appointments.

That's down from 62 percent who believed he would when polled from February 1-5, two weeks after Trump's inauguration.