Poll: Just one-third approve of President Trump's Puerto Rico response

While President Trump and his administration have touted his response to Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria as "nothing short of a miracle," many Americans disagree. 

According to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, just one-third of Americans approve of the president's response in the wake of the storm. 

Thirty-two percent of those surveyed said they approve of the way the president is handling relief efforts in "U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands," while 49 percent disapprove. 

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Luis Mu�z Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Luis Mu�z Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Luis Mu�z Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO - OCTOBER 03: President Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive on Air Force One at the Muniz Air National Guard Base for a visit after Hurricane Maria hit the island on October 3, 2017 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The President has been criticized by some that say the government� response has been inadequate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Luis Mu�z Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO - OCTOBER 03: President Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive on Air Force One at the Muniz Air National Guard Base for a visit after Hurricane Maria hit the island on October 3, 2017 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The President has been criticized by some that say the government� response has been inadequate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a meeting with Governor Ricardo Rossello (unseen) and other officials after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Luis Mu�z Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a meeting with Governor Ricardo Rossello (L)and other officials after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Luis Mu�z Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO - OCTOBER 03: President Donald Trump and Melania Trump greet U.S Air Force airmen as he arrives at the Muniz Air National Guard Base as he makes a visit after Hurricane Maria hit the island on October 3, 2017 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The President has been criticized by some that say the government's response has been inadequate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit residents affected by Hurricane in Guaynabo, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO - OCTOBER 03: President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump arrive Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico on Oct. 3, 2017, almost two weeks after hurricane Maria hit the island. They meet with residents there to greet the President. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet with US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp (unseen) in the Ward Room aboard the USS Kearsarge, off Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The AP-NORC poll was conducted before Trump's visit to the U.S. territory on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall and wiped out the island's power grid -- leaving many without clean water. 

Many residents were thankful for the president's visit, but others remained frustrated with Washington's lack of urgency. Ninety-three percent of Puerto Rico is still without electricity. 

A recent YouGov poll reports similar results, finding 40 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing after Maria and 44 percent disapprove. Fifteen percent said they were undecided. 

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