54% of Utahns disapprove of Trump's job performance, poll shows

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  • Johnny Triumph Lahaina, HI
    May 23, 2017 8:54 a.m.

    I sure am glad I didn't vote for him! (or for Clinton for that matter!)

  • Good-Heavens Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 23, 2017 12:39 a.m.

    Some Utah conservatives think the Deseret News has now moved so far left that they must seek other publications to validate their biases. Wow! The DN too far left! Before long they may have to resort to reading the weeklies published in rural Utah.

  • zahlia Logan, UT
    May 22, 2017 9:01 p.m.

    How interesting . . . just remind yourself about the polls that said Hillary Clinton was winning the presidency ( and how wrong they were).
    I am sure we can find polls that give any kind of information and are just as irrelevant to the truth as these polls. By the way . . . who created these polls? That would be really interesting to know.

  • MC Squared Plano, TX
    May 22, 2017 4:26 p.m.

    "54% of Utahns disapprove of Trump's job performance"........

    I'll add: "99% of Utahns Can't Tell You what has been Done or Not Done."

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    May 22, 2017 9:23 a.m.

    An approval rating of 45% is far above that reported for the nation and equals the high point of weekly average ratings.

    The fact that the figure is unchanged since before the election just shows that performance does not affect prejudice. People had their minds made up from the start not to like the Donald or anything he did.

    President Trump has done all he can to deliver on his promises. It is the DNC and the GOP that seem to be the problem. What are THEIR approval ratings? Exactly.

    We need a new political party that represents the aspirations of the people better. We perhaps also need better polls; remember what the polls said consistently about Mr Trump's chances of winning the presidential election.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    May 22, 2017 8:40 a.m.

    You think it's bad now, just imagine how bad it would have been with Hillary in the White House.

    As bad as Trump is, we dodged a bullet. Unfortunately Trump is only going to ensure that his successor is a Democrat (and then all of a sudden scandals involving the White House wouldn't matter anymore and no more investigations would be needed, or so we would be led to believe). I blame the Republicans for nominating one of the worst of the 17 presidential candidates. I know they were all better than Hillary, but you didn't have to prove your point this way. Ted Cruz would have been much better overall for the GOP and all its voters.

  • jskains Orem, UT
    May 22, 2017 7:40 a.m.

    While I am glad Clinton is not in office, Trump serves to ensure the next president is an extreme leftist. Society always reacts to bad situations with extremes. The reaction to Trump will not be tempered.

  • SIMPLICITY Denver, CO
    May 21, 2017 12:22 a.m.

    Why are people so uneducated and naive?? Why do we allow division within??

    Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr, etc all work for the same people. We don't have a 2 party system, its an illusion. Our elections at the highest levels are predetermined as the candidates and elected individuals are spryly placed. Regardless of which party is in power in the presidency, senate or house our country is on a one way street to socialism and communism and ultimately dissolution. Soon we will not be a sovereign nation, no currency, no religion, no government, no USA. We will be become part of the collective globalist power, as will all countries and governments.

    Freedom is fleeting and so is sovereignty. Wake up USA.

  • HSTucker Holladay, UT
    May 20, 2017 7:32 a.m.

    @patriot: Thanks for the tip about the Provo Daily Herald. I too find the incessant drumbeat of negativity repulsive.

  • Cheesecake Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2017 6:40 p.m.

    Only 54% of Utahans disapprove of Trump?

    That's sad.

  • oaklandaforlife SLC, UT
    May 19, 2017 12:52 p.m.

    An administration train wreck from the get go. Time to clean up the horrific mess this POTUS and the GOP has created and start over. It is the only way this can be fixed.

  • MBB Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2017 9:29 a.m.

    It's disheartening that there are still so many people who don't see Trump for who he really is. He is not interested in what's good for our country. His priority is what can he get for himself. This emperor is NOT wearing clothes!

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2017 8:30 a.m.

    "Buyers Remorse"
    Ha Ha Ha
    Maybe next time you will learn.

  • JBs Logan, UT
    May 19, 2017 8:29 a.m.

    As one of the 54%, I'm heartened to know there are others in Utah that agree but I thought the number would be much higher. What about the polls that say his approval rating is at 38 to 40%?

    What do Trump supporters approve of? I can see the supreme court appointment, but that is all Trump has done, other than sign a record number of executive orders because he can't build consensus, play golf, pump his chest while saying, "I'm the greatest president the world has ever seen", damage the U.S. reputation, make us the laughing stock of the world, and endangered us monumentally.

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    May 19, 2017 8:27 a.m.

    I was contacted. Go trump. Remember Benghazi

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2017 7:33 a.m.

    " I could go out on fifth Avenue and shoot someone and the people would still support me "
    He said this prior to the election and he was right!
    The "Sheeple" supported him simply because it was the nominee of the Republican Party.
    "Educated voters". Ha Ha!

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    May 18, 2017 10:46 p.m.

    Trump WILL quit, at some point. And he will blame the media. And he will claim that he won. And he will claim that he was the greatest president ever. And the faithful will eat it up.
    And the faithful will blame Obama and/or Hillary and/or liberals.
    But for sure, Trump will resign at some point. Quote me.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 18, 2017 5:50 p.m.

    Interesting reading....

    I see the TRUMP people can not just admit Trump is NOT what they wanted or expected,
    they say they voted for Trump because Clinton would be corrupt,
    yet here we are - day 100+, and Trump is already under investigation.

    By the same token,
    they are not capable of asking themselves a very simple question:
    What if Pres. Hillary Clinton was doing the exact same thing Donald Trump is doing?

    How they react to THAT shows one's true integrity,
    i.e. using the same met and measure regardless of WHO it is.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    May 18, 2017 5:10 p.m.

    The dirty nature of the "political beast game" will come into play here. Other people within the White House other than the POTUS will be thrown under the bus. The powerful special interest backers of the POTUS will make cerain of that.

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    May 18, 2017 4:25 p.m.

    jo1952 whom missed the last president apparently claims...

    "I would like to see how anybody does in their job when they have a bunch of haters who will do anything to get him out of office, including putting up roadblocks as he is trying to fulfill his campaign promises, accusing him of misconduct at every turn."

    Wish Granted!
    See President Obama, Whom Mitch told All of the GOP to not work with him and make sure he's a one term president. Mind you he said this before Obama did a single thing.
    Voted over 50 times to repeal ACA with absolutely no replacement.
    Claimed he wasn't an American, and your dear leader led this charge based on nothing more than hate and racism.

    But Sure, poor Donald is being picked on, because bullies cry the loudest when they can't control everyone around them.

  • jo1952 Redmond, WA
    May 18, 2017 4:11 p.m.

    I would like to see how anybody does in their job when they have a bunch of haters who will do anything to get him out of office, including putting up roadblocks as he is trying to fulfill his campaign promises, accusing him of misconduct at every turn based on left wing news stories from anonymous sources. Lefty media is so detestable for it's incredible bias and their reporting with half truths and innuendo in order to make the most outrageous claims sound credible.
    The left would much rather put the country into ruins than to allow Trump to do any good. To me, that's treason. Maybe it will get so bad that the DOJ will have to step in and start to charge the liars for hindering the president of the United States.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    May 18, 2017 4:05 p.m.

    The guy and his administration are a train wreck. However, he's way better than what we had as an alternative. Can't believe that in a Country of 350 million, we had Hillary and Donny as our choices for the most powerful and important job in the world. Ugh.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    May 18, 2017 3:39 p.m.

    @zahlia
    Trump is this person...
    This, then, is the new illiteracy, the illiteracy of those who can read but don't. [...] This new illiteracy is more pernicious than the old, because unlike the old illiteracy it does not debar its victims from power and influence, although like the old illiteracy it disqualifies them for it. Those long-dead men and women who learned to read so that they might read the Bible and John Bunyan would tell us that pride is the greatest of all sins, the father of sin. And the victims of the new illiteracy are proud of it. If you don't believe me, talk to them and see with what pride they trumpet their utter ignorance of any book you care to name.
    Gene Wolfe

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    May 18, 2017 2:37 p.m.

    @Zahlia,

    How many history books do you think Trump has read in his lifetime? He thinks Andrew Jackson was around for the Civil War and has no clue why we fought that war. Trump is unique in that he's so completely unaware of how the world works and how we got here. For the first time in his life, he's surrounded by others to whom he's accountable and he's out of his element.

    You seriously don't have to like Trump to be a good Conservative. He's not even a Conservative himself, just a self-promoting reality star who has no boundaries to his behavior. Wake up and see what is going on. This man has broken the law and deserves to be removed from office. He is a hindrance to the GOP and the sooner he leaves, the better for the party. Then everyone can stop pretending what a great guy he is.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    May 18, 2017 2:13 p.m.

    @airnaut,

    I couldn't agree more...how can people preach one set of values and support a man who DOES the opposite??

    The sad thing is the GOP doesn't need Trump and will someday figure out that he is a huge hindrance to all they want to do. Pence could lead the party much better and he is a decent human being (altho his kowtowing to Trump is demeaning and sad to watch).

    I blame the talk show hosts, Fox News and the alt Right - the entertainment media that people listen to that stir them up and feed them alternative facts - all to make seriously big bucks off gullible people who should know better.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 18, 2017 2:05 p.m.

    "People are gullible, and lack self thinking."

    Exactly.

    And that is why Donald is in office today, because too many fit that description.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    May 18, 2017 1:56 p.m.

    All these Trump supporters.
    Trump is the BEST.
    Trump is making America Great Again.
    Trump is SAVING America.
    Trump is bringing back jobs, coal, and the BEST healthcare....

    Ya --

    anyone else notice:
    Not ONE Trump lawn sign.
    Not ONE Trump bumper sticker.

    and NOBODY is wearing that stupid red baseball cap anymore.

    It's like the Trump supporters - for all their talking --
    are actually publically ASHAMED and embarrassed of the man they devotedly worship and turn a blind eye to.

    and for good reasons...

  • silo Sandy, UT
    May 18, 2017 1:54 p.m.

    @uncleartie

    "The Obama administration exploded our federal deficit"

    Obama did not 'explode' the federal deficit. The deficit at the start of Obama's presidency was 1.4 Trillion, and had dropped to .4 Trillion when he left office. Either you don't understand the difference between debt and deficit, or you're being dishonest in your claim.

    "did you know that in April 2017, the government posted a $182 billion surplus "

    That's great, except Trump had nothing to do with that number for two reasons. First the government is still running on Obama's fiscal year budget until October 2017, and second, Trump has not signed any exec orders nor legislation that would have impacted revenue nor spending yet.

    But don't stop belieivin....hold on to that feelin.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    May 18, 2017 1:48 p.m.

    The only poll that mattered happened last November. People don't like Trump, never have but evidently he got enough electoral votes to win the WH.

  • zahlia Logan, UT
    May 18, 2017 1:39 p.m.

    I've noticed the Media likes to make these sweeping statements and judgments. I am for Trump. I am grateful He is not a quitter. I think we are lucky to have someone who is a fighter and a builder. No one is perfect and especially not the mudslingers attacking him.
    I am absolutely and equivocally for Donald Trump. I voted for him as I have watched our freedoms eroded by those who want to destroy our country and control us. Making us into the mindless minions.
    Please read some real history books so we are not doomed to repeat the past. So many reporters willingly or clueless repeat false history.

    By the way we are a Republic as Benjamin Franklin would say . .not a Democracy

  • SLars Provo, UT
    May 18, 2017 1:32 p.m.

    Didn't Utah policy/Dan jones pick Hillary by 15?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    May 18, 2017 1:29 p.m.

    UncleArtie -claims: "He follows the Constitution and the laws that have been passed.did you know that in April 2017, the government posted a $182 billion surplus (Reuters, 10 May 2017)? This happened solely because of President Trump's actions in just two months!

    You should read the whole article, the part where it isn't solely because of Trump, and you left out how Obama had a surplus too, but why present the truth when your beloved leader lies constantly and his followers believe.

    If he followed the constitution then his dumb ideas wouldn't be stopped by those who actually understand and follow the constitution.

    Worst president ever, and he hasn't hit bottom yet.

    He would be leading if he understood our government at all, but he's a child mentally and doesn't have a grasp of what he's doing.

    NATO has to warn it's members to treat Trump like the ADD child he is. Sad.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    May 18, 2017 1:26 p.m.

    @UncleArtie: "... did you know that in April 2017, the government posted a $182 billion surplus (Reuters, 10 May 2017)? This happened solely because of President Trump's actions in just two months!"

    No. Not even close. The government generally runs surpluses in April reflecting the annual tax deadlines. This year's surplus was inflated because of a deadline change that allowed corporations until April to make their final tax payments for last year. The deadline had previously been March.

    Not Trump. Not at all.

  • Lib Living on Planet Zion SLC, UT
    May 18, 2017 1:11 p.m.

    worf - McAllen, TX

    Re: "Mr Frozen, quit the envy! Rich folks pay the most taxes, and provide the jobs".

    Life in McAllen...Ok Worf. I've asked repeatedly but of course you refuse to directly answer. Currently I pay high six figure income tax bills yearly. How specifically is my "providing" of jobs different with small business owners? Hint. Tax codes comrade! Furthermore. Once again. Are individuals such as myself in need of more tax cuts? No empty rhetoric please. Rather a straightforward response comrade! Thank you.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    May 18, 2017 12:53 p.m.

    Here we go again -- more Deseret News anti-Trump polls. I can go back 18 months and every single poll that the Deseret News sited had Utah residents hating the man ...yet in November 2016 Utah voted for the man. Go figure. Siting some random poll is like saying my neighbors all hate Mormons so that means most of Utah hates Mormons. Nonsense.

    If I had a silver dollar for every pro-Trump article published in the Deseret News over the past 18 months I couldn't even afford to buy a McDonalds Happy Meal. I guess if you hate Trump then you like the Deseret News reporting. On the other hand if you are independent and neutral and just want FAIR and HONEST reporting no matter what it turns out to be then the Deseret News is a waste of time for the most part. I know I am not the only one that has written about the Deseret News left wing bias over the past month or so. It is pretty obvious. I find myself spending more time now reading the Provo Daily Herald instead.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    May 18, 2017 12:31 p.m.

    Survey says if you pay enough you can get what ever outcome you want.

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 18, 2017 12:12 p.m.

    Many Utahns held their noses and voted for Trump because he was the "Republican" nominee, despite the fact that many of his proposals were definitely not conservative, and despite the fact that his life history was very much counter to Utah's majority culture and values.

    I hope Utahn's can learn from this--that pulling the lever for the "Republican" does not mean we are getting a good leader. There are good men and women among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

    We need to begin looking honestly at the character, experience, and platform of candidates. We need to be well educated on the Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our form of government. We need to restore the balance of power to the states, restore Congressional powers, and have balance to our budgets. We need discipline, integrity, and character among our leaders.

    Trump was clearly the wrong person for the job. I voted for McMullin, and wonder how he would fare if the election were today.

  • UncleArtie Brigham City, UT
    May 18, 2017 12:10 p.m.

    I voted for Mr. Trump and I love the man and I approve of most of his actions and his approach to government.

    He follows the Constitution and the laws that have been passed. He has empowered enforcement agencies to do their jobs and enforce the law. For those who do not like this, they should follow the Constitution and have their representatives take appropriate action to change the laws.

    The Obama administration exploded our federal deficit; but, did you know that in April 2017, the government posted a $182 billion surplus (Reuters, 10 May 2017)? This happened solely because of President Trump's actions in just two months!

    Congress has been slow to repeal and replace the ACA and implement tax cuts; but, that is a Congress problem, not a President Trump problem. He has given them the direction, they need to implement action.

    Nevertheless, Congress has been active. On 14 May KSL posted an article citing 14 last-minute Obama rules that were reversed by Congress. This is in response to President Trump's leadership.

    It is extremely troubling that the main stream media, which includes the DN, has declared war on Mr. Trump and never says anything good about him.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 18, 2017 12:07 p.m.

    Mr Frozen, quit the envy! Rich folks pay the most taxes, and provide the jobs.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    May 18, 2017 12:03 p.m.

    @worf - McAllen, TX

    "People are gullible, and lack self thinking. In many cases, the media control public opinion. Never base opinions on public polls".

    Life in McAllen...Nice try comrade! How insightful. This was your exact outlook throughout President Obama's presidency. The daily anti-liberal/anti-Obama rants never once mentioned public polling data. Whom specifically do you believe you are fooling besides yourself Worf? Furthermore. 36%-40% approval ratings and declining hourly!

  • oaklandaforlife SLC, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:59 a.m.

    @Worf,

    You stated "Never base opinions on public polls." Where exactly would you like public opinions to be based?

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:56 a.m.

    Please define how and where President Trump is doing a "Good Job". Use references to back up your assertions. Answers may not include "At least he is not Hillary", and "He is draining the swamp".

  • WHAT NOW? St George, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:53 a.m.

    10/8/16...

    The DN got it right.

    The whole issue of trump job performance approval/disapproval would be moot, if trump simply had resigned his candidacy.

    Time has proven again and again and again a sterling vindication of the DN's 10/8/16 position.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:45 a.m.

    @worf - McAllen, TX

    "People are gullible, and lack self thinking. In many cases, the media control public opinion. Never base opinions on public polls".

    Life in McAllen...Nice try comrade! How insightful. This was your exact outlook throughout President Obama's presidency. The daily anti-liberal/anti-Obama rants never once mentioned public polling data. Whom specifically do you believe you are fooling besides yourself Worf? Furthermore. 36%-40% approval ratings and declining hourly!

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:43 a.m.

    @worf - McAllen, TX

    "People are gullible, and lack self thinking. In many cases, the media control public opinion. Never base opinions on public polls".

    Life in McAllen...Nice try comrade! How insightful. This was your exact outlook throughout President Obama's presidency. The daily anti-liberal/anti-Obama rants never once mentioned public polling data. Whom specifically do you believe you are fooling besides yourself Worf? Furthermore. 36%-40% approval ratings and declining hourly!

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:42 a.m.

    So, Utah LIKES McAdams and DISLIKES Trump. Have I got that right?

    Dan Jones had Trump at 32% a week before the election. He actually got 45%,,,So, consider the source.

    Polls are like the media in many ways. I wouldn't let pollsters do my taxes, even though they would probably give me the numbers I wanted.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:31 a.m.

    @worf
    "Never base opinions on public polls."

    Particularly when it's so easy to see how corrupt this administration is and even if you leave that aside their policy proposals are atrocious. His tax plan's a giveaway to the rich like himself (eliminates the Alternative Minimum Tax which was the only reason he was paying more than 4% in taxes in that one piece of a return we saw) and his health care plan is a large tax break to the rich in exchange for dramatically reducing subsidies for the lower to lower-middle class to be able to afford health insurance that would, if their state allows, leave them at risk of being denied or charged much much more because of pre-existing conditions.

  • strout Provo, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:24 a.m.

    If there was more cooperation with the media and congress maybe that number would be much higher. It's hard to be effective when you're constantly dogging bullets.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:22 a.m.

    Proud to be among the disappointingly small but sure to grow majority.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:08 a.m.

    Wow, I dont know how anyone can ignore what a disaster he has been. Except for the very wealthy that is, he plans on running the deficit up bigly so that people like him get a big tax cut.

  • geekusprimus Little Elm, TX
    May 18, 2017 11:07 a.m.

    I can't objectively gauge Trump for the job he's done as president because of the rampant sensationalism surrounding him on both sides, but I can say that I stand as one of the conservative independents (I stopped calling myself a Republican during the last election cycle) that thinks he is one of the most thin-skinned and bad-tempered presidents we've had. In other words, I'm not impressed.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    May 18, 2017 11:01 a.m.

    I thank President Trump for ending the Bush and Clinton political dynasties. I look forward to new leaders from both parties rising up to work together like Americans did during the Reagan years.

    As for Trump, well, he's been a major disappointment. Lots of side show, lots of fluff, accomplishing nothing. Saying "at least he's not Hillary" is not enough.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 18, 2017 10:59 a.m.

    People are gullible, and lack self thinking.

    In many cases, the media control public opinion.

    Never base opinions on public polls.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    May 18, 2017 10:33 a.m.

    54% of Utahns disapprove of Trump's job performance, poll shows

    Among the GOP, 78 percent say Trump is doing a good job,
    while 22 percent say he is not.

    A whopping 97 percent of Democrats disapprove of Trump's job performance,
    while 68 percent of independent voters aren't pleased with the president.

    =======

    I don't know whether I should laugh or cry....

    Clearly shows most Utahans continue to put the republican PARTY ahead of Principles.

    Even the LDS Church warned it's members against doing that.
    Apparently that message is NOT being heard or followed.

  • Jbejarano Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 18, 2017 10:30 a.m.

    I approve of Trump. Media approval rating much lower In sure

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 18, 2017 10:28 a.m.

    I'm among them. And yet I wake up every day and thank God that neither Hillary nor barack are president. We're lucky in that sense to have President Trump as our president, as flawed as he is.

    God Bless America
    God Bless President Trump
    God Bless Christian Conservatives