Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Public Still Has A Low Opinion Of Donald Trump
The chart above reflects the views of the public on Donald Trump in the latest Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between February 12th and 14th of a random national sample of 1,500 adults (including 1,283 registered voters), with a margin of error of 3.1 points.
Trump does score well in two of the ten areas. He is viewed as sincere by a 20 point margin (meaning he says what he believes). This is rather sad, because what he says is hateful, bigoted, and mostly lies. He is also viewed as a strong leader by a 9 point margin. I can't agree with that. A strong leader wouldn't have a White House that is in chaos.
He scored negatively on the other eight qualities. People see him as unlikable (by a 6 point margin), not caring about people like them (13 point margin), dishonest (16 point margin), unqualified to be president (13 point margin), lacking enough experience to be president (19 point margin), lacking the temperament to be president (20 point margin), will get us into a new war (23 point margin), and uses Twitter inappropriately (35 point margin).
Trump has been president for a month now, and the public's opinion of him has not improved at all. He is now, and probably will remain, the most unpopular of any modern president -- even more unpopular than George W. Bush.