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Elon Poll: Trump keeping promises, even those NC voters dislike

Posted April 26

— A majority of North Carolina voters polled last week agreed that President Donald Trump is staying true to his campaign promises although his approval rating has fallen since the November election.

The Elon Poll found 56 percent of North Carolina voters think Trump has been true to his pledges, even while nearly 60 percent disagree with one of them – the plan to build a wall along the Mexican border.

Elon Poll: Border wall

Overall, the poll found that 41.6 percent of voters approve of the job Trump as done so far. That's a dip from the 49.9 percent who voted for him in the Tar Heel State.

Forty-nine percent of North Carolina voters polled said Trump is doing a worse job as president than President Obama, while 39 percent say he is doing better.

Elon Poll: Trump approval

Pollsters called 506 likely voters – on landlines and cell phones – between April 18 and 21. Survey results have a margin of error of +/- 4.36 percentage points.

The president's approval tracks largely along party lines. Among Democrats, 87 percent disapprove of Trump’s performance, while 88 percent of Republicans approve of the way he is handling the job.

Even 29 percent of Democrats, who may disagree with Trump's agenda, believe he’s holding true to his campaign promises.

Elon Poll: Trump on Twitter

Some bipartisan agreement shows when voters were asked about Trump's use of Twitter. Overall, 73 percent of those surveyed disapproved of the president's use of the platform. Fifty percent of Republicans said his Tweets were inappropriate while 94 percent of Democrats agreed with that statement.


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  • Tim Orr Apr 26, 6:24 p.m.
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    Interesting how a Liberal Arts school does a poll and gets such a negative picture.

  • Quid Malmborg Apr 26, 4:37 p.m.
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    Point being- the disgusting part isn't so much that he's a shameless, compulsive liar, it's that so much of his voter base don't car because they've this delusional concept that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are somehow worse, without ever offering some credible qualification as to why they feel that way. Disgusting.

  • Quid Malmborg Apr 26, 4:34 p.m.
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    Those 98% of Trump voters account for what percentage of the voting population? Remember, he did lose the popular vote.

    President Creepster, FTW!

  • Robert Dalton Apr 26, 2:57 p.m.
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    Here are a few of my favorite ones:
    • “I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,”
    • "I will take care of women, and I have great respect for women. I do cherish women, and I will take care of women."
    • Make medical marijuana widely available to patients, and allow states to decide if they want to fully legalize pot or not.
    • Rather than throw the Chinese president a state dinner, buy him "a McDonald's hamburger and say we've got to get down to work."
    • Ensure that Americans can still afford to golf.
    • On his first day in office, Trump would get rid of gun-free zones at military bases and in schools. • Raise the federal minimum wage to $10 per hour, as $7.25 is too low and “the minimum wage has to go up.” • “My only special interest is you, the American people,” not major donors, the party or corporations. • Fully focus on the presidency and put his three oldest children — Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump

  • Tom Baker Apr 26, 2:19 p.m.
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    What promises is the minority president actually keeping. Here is an incomplete list of promises he failed to keep or abandoned quickly in the first 100 days. It doesn't even include the grand standing promises about ISIS.

    1. Drain the swamp
    2. Get Mexico to pay for a border wall
    3. Repeal and replace Obamacare with "insurance for everybody"
    4. Label China a currency manipulator
    5. Eradicate crime in Chicago
    6. Save the coal industry
    7. Stay out of the Middle East 8. Not take vacations 9. Sue his accusers 10. Jail Hillary Clinton 

  • Travis Perry Apr 26, 1:27 p.m.
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    Actually you should read more. 98 percent of those that voted for him would vote for him again. Also, just a reminder he won NC by 4 percent, so obviously more people in NC like him.

  • Clarence Drumgoole Apr 26, 1:05 p.m.
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    Trump rating, dropping daily. Apparently his supporters approve of his failure.