Saturday, December 10, 2016
More Evidence That Trump Does NOT Have A Mandate
Donald Trump is still trying to claim that the American people have given him a mandate to institute his policies. That is not even close to true. About 2.68 million people more voted for Clinton than voted for Trump -- and if that's not enough evidence that there was no mandate given, then look at the charts above.
As the top chart shows, Trump is the only recent president to have less than 50% approval of how he's handling the transition period (41%). And he's also the only recent president to have less than 58% of his cabinet choices (40%).
In addition, he's the only recent president to have less than a 60% favorable rating (with his being only 37%). And then there's the bottom chart, showing the public still doesn't think much of Trump. Although he gets decent marks for patriotism (60%) and being a strong leader (52%), he falls short in several other categories -- honesty (41%), inspiring (41%), qualified (37%), moral (31%), and good role model (26%). He is also viewed as being hard to like (68%), reckless (65%), and having poor judgement (62%).
Far from having any kind of mandate, Trump still has quite a way to go before even getting half of the population to support him.
These charts were made from a recent survey by the Pew Research Center -- done between November 30th and December 5th of a random national sample of 1,502 adults, with a 2.9 point margin of error..