CEOs, Americans agree: Donald Trump isn't doing too well in office

Trump doesn't respect political norms or climate science, Americans say. That's why two polls give him low marks

Published June 16, 2017 1:18PM (EDT)

 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump's approval rating keeps falling to all-time lows among voters.

Trump's approval rating is now down to 35 percent, according to a poll from the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. His disapproval rating is up to 64 percent, and two-thirds of Americans don't think Donald Trump has much or little to no respect for democratic institutions or traditions.

The American public's poor evaluation of Trump can probably be attributed to his success in isolating America from the rest of the world and withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement; 64 percent of Americans don't support this action, according to the AP.

A day before he announced that he would withdraw from the Paris Accords, more than 1,000 head honchos from the largest companies operating in America signed a letter urging him to stay in the agreement and “[commit to] low-carbon policies to allow the U.S. to meet or exceed our promised national commitment and to increase our nation’s future ambition.” He didn't listen.

That may be why some of the top CEOs in the nation are giving him bad marks. According to a survey released from last week's annual Yale CEO Summit Trump earned an F grade from 50 percent of respondents. Another 21 percent were more forgiving, grading his presidency so far a D.

Eighty percent of the people surveyed are CEOs.

Then again, you probably know what Trump feels about polls showing a negative public opinion of him.

By Michael Glassman

Michael Glassman is on Salon’s Breaking News team. You can find him on Twitter at @warnkemg

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