This new poll has all kinds of bad news for Donald Trump
January 10, 2017
Quinnipiac is the first high-quality pollster to poll on Trump twice since the election. And while its poll in late November showed his favorable rating rising from 34 percent to 44 percent, that number has dropped back to 37 percent, which is about where it stood for much of the campaign. That’s tied for Trump’s worst favorable rating in a poll since his election. And a majority — 51 percent — now have an unfavorable view of him.
The Quinnipiac poll shows a drop in confidence in Trump across the board
- Although 59 percent were optimistic about the next four years under Trump in November, today that number is 52 percent
- While 41 percent thought he would be a better leader than President Obama, it’s now 34 percent
- 52 percent thought he would help the nation’s economy, it’s now 47 percent
- 40 percent thought his policies would help their personal financial situation, it’s now 27 percent
- 53 percent thought he’d take the country in the right direction, it’s now 45 percent
- There are similar drops in views of his honesty – in November of 42 percent to 39 percent now – 53 percent now say he’s dishonest
- His leadership skills – in November of 56 percent to 49 percent now
- His compassion for average Americans – in November of 51 percent to 44 percent now – 52 percent say he doesn’t care about average Americans
- His levelheadedness – in November of 38 percent to 33 percent now – 62 percent now say he’s not level-headed
- His ability to unite the country – in November of 47 percent to 40 percent now
- Toward the bottom, Quinnipiac asked respondents whether they thought Trump’s behavior since the election made them feel better or worse about him.
In late November, 36 percent said they felt better about Trump to 14 percent who said they felt worse. Today, just 23 percent feel better and 28 percent say they feel worse about Trump since Election Day
- And clearly people still aren’t enamored of Trump’s social-media habits and fight-picking
by a 2-to-1 margin (64 percent to 32 percent), they think he should give up his personal Twitter account as president — bigger than the 59-to-35 margin in November
- 51 percent said they disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president-elect compared to 37 percent who said they approve
- Meanwhile, this same poll shows that 55 percent of Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing
Trump is not even in office yet, and he has already broken his own record for being the least popular president-elect in history. Respondents by a margin of 45%-34% believed that Trump would be a worse president than Obama.
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The New Quinnipiac Poll – Shows a drop in confidence in Trump across the board
New Poll – Bad News for Donald Trump