Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Majority Believes Trump Is Dishonest And A Liar

We know that Trump has a serious job approval problem -- with his approval hanging around 39% to 40%, which is lower than any other modern president at this point in a first term. But it gets worse. The public doesn't just disagree with Trump policies. They don't trust him.

About 56% say Trump is dishonest, while only 37% think he's honest -- a negative gap of 19 points. And about 53% say he is a liar, while only 41% say he's not -- a negative gap of 12 points. This helps to explain why he can't seem to get his job approval up. The public doesn't believe him when he speaks.

Trump has attacked James Comey (former FBI director) and the news media, in an attempt to improve his standing. He hoped by demonizing those that he could make himself look better. But as the bottom chart above shows, that has not worked.

The public trusts Comey over Trump by a 12 point margin, CNN by an 8 point margin, NBC by an 11 point margin, ABC by a 13 point margin, CBS by an 11 point margin, the New YorkTimes by a 9 point margin, and the Washington Post by a 9 point margin.

I continue to believe this is an administration in deep trouble.

These charts reflect the results of a new Public Policy Polling survey -- done between June 9th and 11th of a random national sample of 811 registered voters, with a margin of error of 3.4 points.

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