New poll shows 2 out of 3 Americans say Trump has accomplished ‘not very much’ or less

Most Americans don’t believe President Trump has achieved much during his presidency thus far, according to a new ABC News/ Washington Post poll

The survey, conducted from October 29 to November 1,  asked 1,005 American adults, among other questions, “Trump has been president for about nine months. Would you say he has accomplished a great deal during that time, a good amount, not very much or little or nothing?” 

Nearly two-thirds—or 65 percent—responded negatively, with 22 percent answering “not very much” and 43 percent choosing “little or nothing.” 

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According to the Washington Post, the aggregate figure is “up from 56 percent last spring.”

Meanwhile, just 12 percent and 23 percent said he has accomplished “a great deal” and “a good amount,” respectively. 

The Trump administration has faced a number of notable challenges relating to overhauling Obamacare, building the border wall with Mexico, and filling numerous vacant positions, among others. 

The president’s current effort to reform the nation’s tax system is also reportedly facing difficulties due to disagreements within the Republican party.

RELATED: Notable Trump travels of 2017

Notable Trump travels of 2017
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Notable Trump travels of 2017

Saudi Arabia

Kicking off President Trump's first lengthy international trip, the president and first lady were in Saudi Arabia May 20-22.

Saudi Arabia

Melania Trump spent time with children during their Saudi Arabia visit.


The Trumps then traveled to Israel from May 22-23.

The Vatican

The president met with Pope Francis and other Vatican officials on May 23-24.


Trump spent two days in Belgium from May 24-25 for the NATO summit.

Taormina, Sicily

Trump then arrived in Taormina where the G7 summit was being held.

Hamburg, Germany

On July July 6-8, President Trump spent time in Hamburg where he partook in bilateral meetings with other world leaders.

Paris, France

The president and first lady traveled to Paris on July 13-14, celebrating Bastille Day with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife.

Houston, Texas

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Texas twice in late August and early September in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane.

Naples, Florida

The first couple traveled to Naples, Florida on Sept. 14 in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane.

Toronto, Canada

First lady Melania Trump traveled to Canada in September to mark the Invictus Games.

Puerto Rico

The first couple also traveled to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane on Oct. 3.

Las Vegas

The Trumps also visited Las Vegas on Oct. 4 after the deadly Las Vegas massacre left 58 dead.

More than anything other out-of-Washington D.C. location, President Trump has traveled to a golf course a running 72 times since Inauguration Day.


When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Trump’s successes during a briefing late last month, she said he has helped defeat ISIS, reduced unemployment in the U.S., and “created over 1.7 million jobs since being elected.” 

A CNN fact check of her statement concluded that while Trump has played a role in fighting against ISIS, that trend and the positive economic indicators appear to have started during the Obama administration. 

The president has nonetheless continued to tout his achievements.

“Unemployment is down to 4.1%, lowest in 17 years,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “1.5 million new jobs created since I took office. Highest stock Market ever, up $5.4 trill.” 

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