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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Americans Look Down on Trump


The President's favorability rating -- a measure of whether people like him, rather than approve of his job performance -- has also taken a hit in this poll, with 61% saying they have unfavorable views of Trump, up from 55% in June. That unfavorable number is the worst since he won the presidency, and it matches the worst level seen during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump has also lost ground on several personal attributes, most notably perceptions of his honesty: Just 32% say they see the President as honest and trustworthy, the worst read in CNN polling. About a third, 32%, say he's someone they are proud to have as President, down 6 points since March and the lowest since Trump took office. Only 36% say he "cares about people like you," another new low. Just 30% say he'll unite the country and not divide it, matching his previous low on that measure from November 2017. Four in 10 say the President can bring the kind of change the country needs, down 5 points from March and matching a November 2017 low. And 60% say the President does not respect the rule of law, not significantly changed since March.
Quinnipiac has equally brutal findings:
American voters give President Trump his lowest grade for honesty since he was elected, saying 60 – 32 percent that he is not honest. Trump gets low grades on most character traits: 
  • 57 – 38 percent that he does not have good leadership skills; 
  • 55 – 41 percent that he does not care about average Americans; 
  • 65 – 30 percent that he is not level-headed; 
  • 57 – 39 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 51 – 42 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 60 – 33 percent that he does not share voters’ values; 
  • 55 – 41 percent that he is not fit to serve as president;
  • 48 – 42 percent that he is mentally stable.