Trump's Latest Approval Rating Shows Americans Don't Care About Puerto Rico

Harriet Sinclair
Newsweek
Trump's Latest Approval Rating Shows Americans Don't Care About Puerto Rico
Trump's Latest Approval Rating Shows Americans Don't Care About Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump’s most recent approval rating suggests his much-questioned response to the crisis in Puerto Rico has not had an impact on his popularity. A Rasmussen Reports poll conducted in the midst of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria revealed the president currently has a 45 percent approval rating, up from two weeks ago, with 28 percent of those people strongly approving of his performance, while 54 percent disapprove. Trump’s response to the situation in Puerto Rico—which has seen more than 90 percent of people left without power and running water, as well as widespread food shortages—has prompted criticism, particularly after he entered into a Twitter spat with the governor of San Juan.

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