Forty-one percent of Americans strongly disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, and 26% strongly approve — almost exactly the same percentages as Gallup found 15 months ago, in the first weeks of his presidency.
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The parity in strong opinions between the two periods parallels similar levels of overall approval, with 42% approving and 53% disapproving in the 2017 poll and 42% approving and 54% disapproving today.
The majority of those who approve and of those who disapprove of Trump say they feel strongly about their opinions, but more who disapprove do so strongly (by a better-than 3-to-1 ratio, 41% to 13%) than is the case for those who approve (less than a 2-to-1 ratio, 26% to 16%).
A total of 67% of Americans have intense feelings about the president — either strongly approving or strongly disapproving of Trump’s job performance. Only three other presidents — George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush — have evoked more intense reactions from the public since Gallup first measured strength of presidential approval and disapproval in 1965…..