A majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration from the Middle East and on the construction of a wall on the Mexican border, a recent Gallup poll found.
The poll, conducted on Jan. 30 and 31, also found that 47 percent of Americans think Trump is moving too fast in addressing the major issues facing the country. By comparison, 22 percent thought President Barack Obama was moving too fast around the same time in his first term.
Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and bans refugees from Syria led to bipartisan criticism. The Gallup poll found 55 percent of Americans disapprove of the temporary ban for people from the seven countries and that 58 percent disapprove of indefinitely suspending the Syrian refugee program.
The president also issued an executive order on border security that included instructing the secretary of homeland security to begin planning, designing and constructing a wall along the border with Mexico by identifying available federal funds and working with Congress for additional funding. The poll found 60 percent of Americans disapprove of building the wall.
In a poll of Trump’s overall job approval, taken from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 43 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove and 6 percent had no opinion.
The Gallup poll, which surveyed 1,018 Americans in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia,has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.