Poll: Just one-third approve of President Trump's Puerto Rico response

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While President Trump and his administration have touted his response to Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria as "nothing short of a miracle," many Americans disagree. 

According to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, just one-third of Americans approve of the president's response in the wake of the storm. 

Thirty-two percent of those surveyed said they approve of the way the president is handling relief efforts in "U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands," while 49 percent disapprove. 

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Puerto Rico

The AP-NORC poll was conducted before Trump's visit to the U.S. territory on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall and wiped out the island's power grid -- leaving many without clean water. 

Many residents were thankful for the president's visit, but others remained frustrated with Washington's lack of urgency. Ninety-three percent of Puerto Rico is still without electricity. 

A recent YouGov poll reports similar results, finding 40 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing after Maria and 44 percent disapprove. Fifteen percent said they were undecided. 

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