More Americans have a positive opinion of Donald Trump than they do of Republicans or Democrats in Congress, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Of the 946 registered voters surveyed, 43 percent said they had a favorable opinion of President Trump, while 47 percent said they viewed him negatively.
When asked about their feelings towards Congress, those numbers took a nosedive. Thirty-five percent said they had a positive view of congressional Republicans, while 43 percent viewed them negatively. Congressional Democrats have even lower favorability ratings, as only 30 percent had a positive opinion while 46 percent said they had negative feelings towards them.
More Americans think the country is headed in the right direction than they have since December 2012. According to the poll, 40 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction, while just before the election only 29 percent thought the same.
Of those surveyed, 51 percent think the media has been too critical of Trump and 53 percent say the press has exaggerated problems with the current administration because they feel threatened by it.