Apr 23, 2017

Just 2% of Trump voters have regrets

Dave Lawler, author of World

Andrew Harnik / AP

President Trump has a record disapproval rating as he nears the 100 day mark, but his voters are standing firm according to a new Washington Post / ABC News poll. The key findings:

  • Job Performance: 42% approve, 53% disapprove.
  • Among Trump voters: 2% regret vote, 96% say it was the right thing to do.
  • Has he accomplished much? 42% yes, 56% no.
  • Can he be trusted in a crisis? 43% yes, 52% no.
  • Do you approve of Jared and Ivanka getting WH roles? 34% yes, 61% no.

Between the lines: Trump's approval rating is still at 84% among Republicans, and almost no one who voted for him now wishes it was President Clinton in the White House. He hasn't gained support since taking office, as most presidents do early on, but these results show he hasn't lost the base.

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Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser criticized federal police in a tweet Monday night for using munitions earlier in the day "on peaceful protestors in front of the White House, an act that will make the job of (DC Police Department) officers more difficult." "Shameful!" she added as she urged residents to go home and stay safe.

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The world watches America burn

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The world is watching the grief and anger, violence and pain in America's streets.

The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.