Thursday, December 01, 2016
Public Believes The Trump Administration Will Be Corrupt
I found this survey interesting. It is the YouGov Poll done between November 24th and 28th of a random national sample of 1,000 adults, with a 4 point margin of error.
It shows that while the public thought the past two presidents, Bush II (+4) and Obama (+9), considered the common good more important than their own financial interests, they don't think the same of Donald Trump (-20). A majority of Americans (51%) think Trump will consider his own good more important than the common good of all Americans.
As the middle chart shows, 54% of the general public believes that Trump will use his presidency to make himself richer, while only 33% don't think he will do that. And that belief crosses all gender, age, and racial groups.
And while the Obama administration was corruption scandal-free, the public doesn't think that will be true of the incoming Trump administration. About 52% think it is likely the Trump administration will have a major corruption scandal -- and that belief also crosses all gender, age, and racial lines.
The true trumpistas may be proud of their hero and expect him to do great things, but that is not true of the rest of America. They are very leery of the incoming administration, and expect the worst.