Voters Wary of Trump, Confident in Economy


Among those who voted for Trump in November 2016, 85 percent said they approve of his first year in office.

Frequently cited by journalists, public officials and researchers, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll regularly surveys residents in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and nationwide about political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern, such as schools, taxes, transportation, municipal services and the environment.

Even when Trump has something going for him in terms of his poll numbers, it is often tainted.

A new poll gave President Trump several pieces of bad news on Wednesday night: After the Trump first year, 39 percent of Americans would give his presidency a failing grade, while a large majority think he is dishonest, lacks leadership skills and is unfit to serve as president. 56% of respondents grade his first year in office as an F or D, the same percentage of his disapproval ratings. "Disaster" was the most popular, with 69 votes, followed by "chaotic" with 62 votes.

The November 21 national poll found 60% of US women say they've been sexually harassed; Trump job approval still stuck below 40%.

The poll held a few positives for the president: 59 percent say he is "a strong person", with 39 percent disagreeing.

Republicans support the wall 78 to 19 percent and white voters with no college degree are divided with 47 percent supporting it and 49 percent opposed. The Democrats' two-point advantage over Republicans expanded to five points when Independents were pushed to express a "leaning" toward one party or another.

63 percent of voters believe the president "is not honest".

The divide was most noticeable between black and white Americans, with 65 percent of the former saying they should impeach, while only 37 percent of the latter agreeing. The book also questioned Trump's fitness as president. Trump added that he thought she would ultimately decide not to run. Shortly thereafter, reports surfaced that Rep. Martha McSally will declare her candidacy on Friday, joining Kelli Ward in what is now a wide-open GOP primary. That's almost twice as many times as the words "successful" (44) and "great" (27) appeared. Strap in for a long, grueling battle: The primary election won't be held until August 28.