American voters believe 55 – 28 percent anonymous allegations that senior aides to President Donald Trump work behind his back to keep him from making what the aides believe are bad decisions, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.
Republicans don’t believe these accounts 52 – 27 percent, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group which does not believe that aides are working behind the president’s back, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds.
But American voters say 51 – 39 percent that the person who wrote the allegations did the wrong thing by submitting them to the media to be published anonymously.
American voters disapprove 54 – 38 percent of the job President Trump is doing, compared to a 54 – 41 percent disapproval August 14.
The only listed groups approving of the president are Republicans, 84 – 7 percent and white voters with no college degree, 51 – 40 percent.
A total of 70 percent of American voters say the nation’s economy is “excellent” or “good,” matching the all-time high rating for the economy. Another 28 percent say the economy is “not so good” or “poor.”
“American voters believe those tales of intrigue coming from the Trump White House, but they think it’s wrong to tell those tales anonymously,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
“The economy booms, but President Donald Trump’s numbers are a bust. An anemic 38 percent approval rating is compounded by lows on honesty, strength and intelligence.
“But Trump’s base remains loyal.”
American voters give President Trump his lowest grade for honesty since he was elected, saying 60 – 32 percent that he is not honest. Trump gets low grades on most character traits:
- 57 – 38 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
- 55 – 41 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
- 65 – 30 percent that he is not level-headed;
- 57 – 39 percent that he is a strong person;
- 51 – 42 percent that he is intelligent;
- 60 – 33 percent that he does not share voters’ values;
- 55 – 41 percent that he is not fit to serve as president;
- 48 – 42 percent that he is mentally stable.
SOURCE: Quinnipiac Poll