After more than two months in office, America's new president, Republican Donald Trump, got a grade of F from 1 in 3 voters, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.
Note that this poll was completed before the recent revelation that White House aides effectively laundered classified information to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) in an attempt to defend Trump's assertion that he was "wiretapped" and also before former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn publicly started pleading for immunity.
Though the president has been in office for ten weeks now, the results of the latest poll conducted by McClatchy-Marist show that only 38 percent of registered voters approve of the job he has done so far. It was his worst rating among seven issues the poll tested, which included the economy, foreign policy and immigration.
A plurality give Trump high marks on improving the economy, with 44 percent responding that he has strengthened it, 39 percent saying that he has weakened it and 17 percent saying they are unsure.
A majority, 55 percent, thinks they pay too much in taxes, down from a record 63 percent in March 2015. In addition, more oppose than favor replacing income-based subsidies with age-based subsidies for people buying insurance, 48 percent to 16 percent.
Fifty-nine percent said Trump's conduct as president makes them feel "embarrassed", while 31 percent said "proud".
Almost 20 percent of those who disapprove of Trump's overall performance still approve of how he's handling the economy.
Most Democrats and independents feel it is at least somewhat likely that Trump associates had improper contact with the Russian government.
More than 6 in 10 Americans believe traditional TV and newspaper outlets reports "fake news", including 27 percent who think this happens regularly and 36 percent who say it happens occasionally.
-Just a quarter of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while three-quarters disapprove.
Trump has suffered defeats in the federal courts, which twice temporarily halted his travel ban on some foreigners, and in Congress, where discord among Republicans has stymied legislation to up-end Obama's signature health care law.
The poll was taken among a random sample of 1,088 adults between Saturday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 28.
Interviews were conducted online and using landlines and cellphones. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.0 percentage points.