Trump Says He Is Keeping His Promises to the American People. The People Agree.

New poll shows overwhelming majority say Trump is keeping promises

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House / AP
February 16, 2017

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he has been delivering on his campaign promises and the American people overwhelmingly agree, according to a poll released early Thursday morning showing that a majority of people on both sides of the aisle agree with Trump on this point.

"I'm keeping my promises to the American people," Trump said in the opening statement of his Thursday press conference. "One promise after another, after years of politicians lying to you to get elected."

"I'm here following through on what I pledged to do," he said. "It's all I'm doing."

The poll, conducted last week, shows that while people remain divided on whether Trump is having a positive impact on the country, eight in 10 registered voters agree that Trump is following through on his campaign promises.

There is agreement from voters in both parties, including 97 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of Democrats, that Trump is keeping his promises.

Eighty-eight percent of those Republicans agreed with the statement that "Trump is having a positive impact on changing the country even if this change doesn’t always go smoothly," while only 15 percent of Democrats agreed.

The poll was commissioned by the American Action Network, which brought in five polling firms to conduct the national poll of 1,000 registered voters.

The poll also found that a majority of voters are in favor of plans to reform the tax code and regulatory system.  Nearly 60 percent of voters, including 30 percent of Democrats, also said that Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch deserves to get a confirmation vote in the Senate.

Trump said during the press conference that no administration in history has done as much in the short period of time that he has.

"I'm here today to update the American people on the incredible progress that has been made in the last four weeks since my Inauguration," Trump said. "I don't think there's ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we've done."