When Donald Trump became president, a lot of Americans began feeling nervous. This is the findings of a new poll that also shows that Trump has more detractors than supporters today.
These are the findings of a new poll recently conducted by CBS News. According to a survey conducted across 2,129 adults, 36 percent have now said that they don’t support Trump. On the other hand, 21 percent still maintain that they are strong Trump supporters.
At the same time, 22 percent said they will keep supporting Trump, but only if he delivers what they want. Meanwhile, 21 percent said that while they currently don’t support Trump, they may reconsider if he performs better.
Trump’s detractors say they don’t support him mainly due to his immigration policies, health bill and tweets. Many also do not support Trump due to the ties between his officials and Russia.
America is nervous and stressed out.
The disapproval of Trump is overwhelming enough to get on America’s nerves. In fact, the poll also showed that as much as 44 percent is now nervous because Trump is president. Thirty-one percent are also pessimistic. On the other hand, 22 percent are confident about his presidency; 32 percent are optimistic.
These findings are somewhat consistent with those from an American Psychological Association (APA) study last February. According to its report, 57 percent of Americans say that a Trump presidency is a significant source of stress. Meanwhile, 56 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Democrats are stressing about America’s future.
Between August 2016 and January 2017, there was a surge in stress levels going from 4.9 to 5.1 in the stress scale. More have reported experiencing emotional and physical symptoms of stress. In fact, a third of American reported experiencing headaches. Others claimed that they were feeling overwhelmed, depressed, sad, anxious and nervous.
“While these common health symptoms might seem minor, they can lead to negative effects on daily life and overall physical health when they continue over a long period,” explained APA’s executive director for professional practice Katherine C. Nordal.
At the same time, psychologists said more people are now coming in to see them. The majority of those coming in want to discuss the current political climate.