Poll: Big Drop In Number Who Think Trump Will Keep Promises

President Donald Trump pauses during a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump pauses during a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Fewer than half of Americans believe President Donald Trump will keep his promises, according to a new Gallup poll — a significant drop since the question was polled in February.

Just 45 percent of adults surveyed from April 5-9 think Trump will keep his promises, according to Gallup. That’s down from 62 percent who believed he would when polled from Feb. 1-5, two weeks after Trump’s inauguration.

Trump flip-flopped on a stunning array of campaign promises over the past two weeks. He hinted to the Wall Street Journal Wednesday that he could re-appoint Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen to a second term in that position. The same day, he claimed that NATO is “no longer obsolete” in a joint press conference with the alliance’s secretary general. And, despite urging President Obama not to get militarily involved against the Syrian regime, Trump did just that with his April 6 missile strike against a Syrian air field.

He also told the Journal, referring to China: “They’re not currency manipulators.” The list goes on.

Gallup polled a random sample of 1,019 adults nationwide, at least 70 percent of whom used cell phones versus 30 percent landlines. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.

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