Political approval ratings

FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A new survey shows most Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance, but they’re more upbeat about how he’s handling the economy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 30, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into Donald Trump's presidency, Americans mostly disapprove of his overall performance. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into Donald Trump's presidency, a new survey shows Americans mostly disapprove of his overall performance but are more upbeat about his handling of the economy. The poll was conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research amid the collapse of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 1986, file photo, lawmakers watch closely as President Ronald Reagan signs into law a landmark tax overhaul on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. From left, are: Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, Rep. Raymond McGrath, R-N.Y.; Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., Rep. Frank Guerini, D-N.J.; Sen. Russell Long, D-La.; Rep. William Coyne, D-Pa., and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn. The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful and experienced congressional leaders shepherded the legislation with bipartisan support. Key players had established, trusting relationships. The situation facing President Donald Trump features none of those advantages. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
March 28, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. A popular president, Republican Ronald Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful and experienced congressional leaders shepherded the legislation with bipartisan support. Key players had established, trusting...
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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2008, file photo shows the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum. The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and announce the arrival of Donald Trump before a joint session of Congress by intoning: “Mister Speaker, the President of the United States” just like always. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 28, 2017 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump is issuing a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system and revving up the U.S. economy, declaring in excerpts of the speech that "the time for small thinking is over." But Trump's Tuesday night address...
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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2008, file photo shows the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum. The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and announce the arrival of Donald Trump before a joint session of Congress by intoning: “Mister Speaker, the President of the United States” just like always. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 28, 2017 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will issue a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system and revving up the U.S. economy when he delivers his first address to Congress Tuesday night. But he could leave anxious lawmakers with few specific guidelines for tackling the...
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