Voters grade Trump on first year in Quinnipiac Poll

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A new Quinnipiac Poll shows that Americans think Donald Trump is pretty smart but not very level headed.

The Hamden-based polling organization at Quinnipiac University also got the definitive word from voters on the President’s tweets. The President describes himself as a “stable genius.” Quinnipiac found that’s not exactly the term American voters are using.

When it comes to grading the 45th President’s first year in office, a third of Americans give President Trump a “C” or better and about half give him a poor or failing grade.

16% give him an “A” or “B,” and 17% are handing him a “C.”

17% give him a “D” and 39% give the President an “F.”

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“He is considered strong, he’s considered intelligent, but not equipped to really handle the job. His approval rating remains at 36%. 59% against, that’s a record for an American President at this point,” said Tim Malloy who does national polling for Quinnipiac.

When people were asked what word comes to mind to describe the President’s first year in office, the most frequently used word was “disaster.” “Chaotic,” “horrible,” “terrible” and “embarrassing” showed up in large numbers as well, but so did “successful,” “good” and “interesting.”

The President is making a big deal about the Quinnipiac Poll because 66% say the economy is great or good.

“The sub line is that people don’t necessarily attribute this to Mr. Trump. He gets some of the credit, but Barack Obama, President Obama does get some of the credit as well,” said Malloy.

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In fact, 49% say President Obama is more responsible for the good economy. Just 40% say it’s due to President Trump.

And what did Quinnipiac find out about the President’s tweets?

Malloy says, “Americans universally want the President to put it down and stop tweeting. 69% of Americans say stop it and 49% versus 44% of Republicans say stop it. It’s a universal, demographic clean sweep.”

We don’t know if any members of the White House staff were included in this poll, but it has been widely reported that they feel the same way.

 

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