Is Trump Honest? Vast Majority Of Americans Say No

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Rather has described the Trump administration as authoritarian, and says journalism in the United States is facing a perilous time.

Each book describes a White House in chaos and breaks down how Trump's aides hide key information from him in order to stop him from adopting potentially risky policies.

A majority of Americans (58 per cent) have said that the writer of the op-ed, an unnamed senior administration official, ought to publicly identify themselves, and 55 per cent think it is inappropriate for an administration official to work against the agenda of the President.

The Quinnipiac poll found just 32% of Americans felt the president was honest, which it said was his lowest grade for honesty since he was elected.

Even so, Glen Bolger, a leading Republican pollster, and many other prominent Republicans now believe they are likely to lose control of the House.

The President's favorability rating has also taken a hit in this poll, with 61 per cent saying they had unfavorable views of Trump, up from 55 per cent in June.

Party leaders have closely tracked their leads in several public polls: during a meeting of congressional Democratic leaders on Wednesday evening, a top aide to Ms. Pelosi walked the group through a list of five recent polls that found voters nationally favoring Democratic congressional candidates over Republicans by double-digit margins. Only 36% say he "cares about people like you", another new low.

Despite the growth, national wage gains have been historically weak since the 2007-2009 recession and some political scientists have predicted that lackluster earnings growth could weigh on Republicans in November. And 60% say the President does not respect the rule of law, not significantly changed since March.

These self-inflicted wounds since early summer have helped push Trump's approval ratings below 40 percent. Mr. Trump has handed them fodder via his Twitter provocations, and reports of deep internal divisions in his administration have added to a sense of a chaotic presidency - hijacking the news cycle. While 56% say he cannot manage the government effectively, more, 61%, express doubt that he can manage the White House effectively.

Numerous districts have large, well-educated suburban populations, a demographic that tends to express more disapproval of Trump in opinion polls. The share calling the economy "very good" has been inching up over that time and now stands at 26%, up 4 points since June and the highest since June 2000. The NPR/Marist poll surveyed 949 adults between September 5-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

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