Poll: Voters split on Trump's inaugural speech, but more approve

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Americans seem to be divided, if not disapproving, after the small glimpse of the future that Donald Trump's first week as president has produced. And a new poll suggests the country was split from his first speech as president.

According to an AOL.com poll, 50 percent of those asked say they liked Trump's inaugural speech, while nearly 47 percent said they did not. Only 3.7 percent of people polled were undecided. While the AOL.com poll was not scientific, nearly a thousand votes were collected.

Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the speech, which initially was said to have been written by Trump but later confirmed to be penned by his staff. "He only spoke to his supporters," said rival and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. While conservative writer George Will called the speech, "the most dreadful inaugural address in history."

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White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter (2nd R) gives U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) the document to confirming James Mattis his Secretary of Defense, his first signing in the Oval Office in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017.

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US President Donald Trump formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, as he is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family while he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. From left are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump.

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President Donald Trump prepares to sign a confirmation for Defense Secretary James Mattis as his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (L) points to the order while Vice President Mike Pence watches January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

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However, FOX News commentator Dana Perino said the speech was "muscular" and "unifying."

The survey comes amid a growing debate over the size of Trump's inauguration crowds. The president has expressed concern over the media's coverage of the turnout for the big day.

The results of the AOL.com poll appear to mirror a growing number of other surveys that show large groups of Americans disapproving of the president's early days in office.

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A Gallup poll released on Monday showed Trump is starting his presidency with the lowest approval rating of any U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower at just 45 percent -- the same percent as the Americans who disapprove.

Trump's first approval rating falls well short of his predecessor former President Barack Obama, who entered office at 68 percent approval.

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