Poll: Americans split on Trump's handling of Harvey relief

In the wake of Harvey's devastating impact on Texas, a new poll reveals more voters think President Trump is doing enough to help Texas and Louisiana recover from Hurricane Harvey than those who don’t.

According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult Poll, 43 percent of voters say Trump is doing enough to lead the relief efforts after the destructive storm, compared to 40 percent who say Trump isn't doing enough. Seventeen percent also had no opinion.

In the aftermath of the hurricane, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Texas twice last week -- meeting once with Gov. Greg Abbott and then with victims.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington on their way to view storm damage in Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington on their way to view storm damage in Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington on their way to view storm damage in Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington on their way to view storm damage in Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, U.S., on their way to view storm damage in Texas August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for travel to Texas to visit the areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington on their way to view storm damage in Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for travel to Texas to visit the areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for travel to Texas to visit the areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and first lady Melania Trump (2ndR) are greeted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (2ndL) prior to receiving a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump (R) receive a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts with Texas Governor Greg Abbott (2ndL) in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One prior to receiving a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
A crowd of people stand behind a makeshift cross as they welcome U.S. President Donald Trump's arrival in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) waves next to first lady Melania Trump upon arrival prior to receiving a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Trump went to both Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Voters don’t just approve of Trump’s response, but also that of government agencies.

FEMA got a 56 percent approval rating from poll respondents, while 73 percent of thse surveyed say non-profits like the American Red Cross are doing enough.

While Congress at the time only received a 29 percent approval rating, the U.S. House of Representatives did pass on Wednesday a bill including $8 billion in initial aid and rebuilding relief after the hurricane.

The approval rating hits presidents are seemingly bound to take in the face of natural disasters was evidenced with both Barack Obama and George W. Bush during their White House tenures.

For Bush 43, it was Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After the Category 3 storm left a reported 1,833 dead and over 200,000 homes damaged along the Gulf Coast, Bush's approval rating dropped to 43.9 percent -- with the American public largely disapproving of the White House's handling of the crippling disaster.

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