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39 Percent Of Adults Think Trump ‘Brought Needed Change’ To The Country

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter

Thirty-nine percent of adults believe that President Donald Trump brought “needed change” to the country in a new poll released Sunday.

Comparatively, 59 percent feel that the president hasn’t made any real changes to the way the government functions according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Although Trump’s approval rating increased slightly in the poll to 39 percent, 66 percent of respondents believe that the Republican leader is dividing the country. Only 28 percent asserted that the president’s time in office has united the country.

Trump led immediate responses to both Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, authorizing funds and FEMA to begin helping residents of Texas and Florida recover from the massive storms. He’s also dominated news coverage with his hard stance against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapon tests.

Despite the president’s hands-on approach to the North Korean threat, the public largely wants military leaders in charge of the matter. Seventy-two percent asserted that the president shouldn’t be in charge of the military response, compared to 37 percent of respondents who thought the president should take charge in the issue.

ABC sampled 1,002 adults from Sept. 18 t through Sept. 21. The poll carried a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points in either direction.

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