Syria strike hasn’t helped Trump so far

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“Instead of a rally-‘round-the-flag effect, Americans are sill looking for president Trump to provide leadership and more careful planning to arrive at sound policies,” pollster Lee Miringoff said this Friday, April 14. Miringoff, head of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, based his conclusion on a nationwide poll of 1068 American adults on April 11 and 12.

The poll showed that 42 percent of adults had a great deal of trust or a good amount of trust in the president to come up with a sound strategy when faced with an international crisis, while 22 percent had not too much trust and 33 percent no trust at all in Trump. While 56 percent of Americans supported limited air strikes in Syria, 59 percent did not think the president had a good idea of what he wanted to do there.

President Trump’s overall job approval rating stood at 39 percent among registered voters in the new poll conducted by the independent Poughkeepsie-based polling organization, little changed from last month’s 38 percent. Some 57 percent of Americans thought America is moving in the wrong direction, 35 percent in the right direction, and eight percent were unsure.