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Donald Trump Polls: Plurality Think Trump Will Be One of the Worst Presidents Ever

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President-Elect Donald Trump speaks at a Thank You USA rally. (Getty)

Several new polls released this week reveal that a plurality of Americans has little faith in the presidency of Donald Trump.

This comes after a series of polls showed that the approval rating of Donald Trump’s transition is the lowest of any president in decades, with nearly half of respondents saying that they do not approve of the transition process. However, this isn’t necesarily because Republicans are suddenly losing faith in Trump, but rather because Democrats dislike the president-elect far more intensely than they typically dislike a Republican politician.

Here are some of the latest polls about President-Elect Donald Trump.

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Fox News: Plurality Says Trump Will Be One of the Worst Presidents Ever

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Donald Trump speaks at a post-election rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Getty)

A recent poll conducted by Fox News shows that many Americans are not only not optimistic about Trump’s presidency, but they think that he will be one of America’s worst presidents. Note: This poll is not of Fox News viewers; rather, it was conducted by speaking to a national sample of 1,034 registered voters from December 11th through December 13th.

When asked how Donald Trump will do over these next four years, 31 percent of those polled said that he will be one of the worst presidents. However, the next most popular answer was that Trump will be above average, with 25 percent of respondents choosing this descriptor. Sixteen percent said he will be average, 12 percent said he will be above average, and 11 percent said he will be one of the greatest presidents.

For context, in 2008, 28 percent of Americans said that Barack Obama would be one of the worst presidents ever. However, a plurality of those polled, 33 percent, said that he would be average.

In this same poll, Trump’s unfavorable rating was 51 percent, with 47 percent of those polled having an unfavorable view of him. Although this is high, Trump has become more popular since the last time this poll was conducted. In a Fox News poll shortly before the election, 60 percent had an unfavorable view of Trump.

Also, 52 percent of Americans said that Trump does not have the temperament to be president, but this is down from 61 percent last month.

With one question, voters were read a series of words and asked to say how well it describes their feeling about the result of the election. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said the election result made them feel “hopeful,” while 45 said it made them feel “embarrassed” and 41 percent said it made them feel “scared.”


CBS News: Plurality Says Trump Will Be a Poor President

Republican presidential elect Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. (Getty)

Donald Trump speaks on Election Day after the presidency is called in his favor. (Getty)

A recent poll from CBS News asked respondents how they feel Trump will do as president, and those polls did not feel particularly optimistic. Thirty-six percent said that Trump will be a “poor” president. The next most popular answer was “average,” an answer which was selected by 23 percent of respondents. Only 14 percent said that Trump will be “very good,” while 20 percent said he will be “good” and seven percent said they aren’t sure.

For Republicans, the most popular answer was “good,” which 37 percent chose. Thirty-three percent of Republicans said Trump will be very good, and 17 percent said he will be average.

Among Democrats, 60 percent said that Trump will be a poor president. A plurality of Independents – 35 percent – also said he will be poor.

However, Americans generally agree that Donald Trump will indeed bring change to Washington as promised. Sixty percent said that Trump will change the way things are done in D.C., with 87 percent of Republicans and 44 percent of Democrats saying he will do so. Thirty-two percent of those polled said he won’t bring change; this answer was chosen by 11 percent of Republicans but 49 percent of Democrats.

In terms of Trump’s cabinet, Americans are split, with 41 percent saying they approve of Trump’s cabinet appointments and 41 percent saying they disapprove.

Finally, both parties were in agreement that Trump’s kids being left in charge of his business will create some issues, with 70 percent of all voters saying that Trump may still have conflicts of interests if his kids take over the Trump Organization.


Marist: 66 Percent Say Trump’s Use of Twitter is Reckless

MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 07:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the SNHU Arena on November 7, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. With one day until the election, both candidates and their surrogates are holding campaign rallies in battleground states across the nation.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Getty)

According to the latest Marist poll, a majority of Americans do not like the way that Donald Trump is using Twitter.

In this poll, 66 percent of respondents said that Trump’s use of Twitter is “reckless and distracting.” Meanwhile, 21 percent said it’s an effective and informative means of communication.

Among Democrats, 90 percent of them think Trump’s use of Twitter is “reckless and distracting,” but among Republicans, a plurality – 43 percent – said it is effective and informative. Thirty-seven percent of Republicans also think that it’s reckless and distracting.

Young voters are more likely to disapprove of Trump’s Twitter usage, with 74 percent of those under 45 saying it’s reckless while 59 percent of those above 45 feel that way.

Finally, fake news has been a frequent point of discussion in political circles, but most Americans don’t think that social media platforms should do anything about the spread of disinformation. Fifty-three percent of those polled said that it’s up to the users of Facebook and Twitter to determine what is true, while 41 percent said that these social media companies should intervene to stop fake news from spreading.

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22 comments

  1. You’ve gotta love these pollsters for their effort. I mean, really. Whenever you look closely at them, they ask roughly 1,000 people for the magical yes or no answer. Out of millions of voters, they track their %s from 1,000. And they STILL get it wrong. But they dust themselves off and pick back up where they left off, only to be embarrassed by their numbers over and over. And the pundits talking about the polls. Don’t get me started. Merry Xmas Heavy.com posters!

    • Give up your delusions . . . as Don-the-Con becomes more evident, coupled with his allegiance to Russia, even those who voted for him are beginning to see the dangers of him being President. You don’t honestly still believe he won this contest without his pal Putin’s help do you? You are smarter than that, I hope!!!

    • You are an idiot. “Most Americans”? No you safe spacer, most Americans voted him into office (excluding voter fraud and illegals). Get over it.

      • Actually, with all of Russia’s interference in our elections, Hillary probably beat at Donnie Boy by more than the already-reported 3 million. Amazes me that with all the paranoia that Trump supporters are so well known, that you’re not the least bit concerned that the President-elect is Russia’s preferred president for America. C’mon dude, no way, that even the most rabid Trump supporters can get behind the idea of America’s President being Putin’s Puppet.

      • Notyoo , you benevolent idiot of ignorance and stupidity. You are the very reason why intelligent people from around the world look at the USA and think to ourselves , ” These idiots are seriously delusional ” .
        You talk about ” most Americans ” voted for him . Are you serious moron . You are a moron.
        Trump gained less than 24% of the enrolled voters eligible to vote, less than 1 in 4 voted for him . In fact more people did not vote than voted for Trump . Clinton gained 3 million more votes than Trump . To explain this so a moron like you can understand . That means Clinton got more votes than the population of 15 of your States within your country.
        40 % of you believe in Adam and Eve, 42 % believe in the theory of Creation , 45% believe that global warming is due to fireplaces being on and 65% of you idiots don’t know what currency is in the U.K. .
        Your just deplorables and morons with about 28% having some of IQ above 85 quotient .
        And you sir are the 5% with an IQ below that of a chimp . A yellow one like Trump .

    • Trump1 ,
      You moronic fool . Let me tell a simpleton like yourself a few facts. Only 1 in 4 eligible voters voted for Trump . That means less than 25% moron. 90 million of you idiots did not even vote . Just shows how fuc,,,,, stupid you are. Clinton gained more than 3 million votes more than Dick brain Trump. That’sa greater number than 15 of your states moron . This is why your known as the dumb country. The Chinese kids are smarter than your adults. You would not even be able to tell me the most southern state in your country because your a retard and a deplorable .
      Now go hop back in that basket of yours before I insult your intelligence again . Moron .

  2. Donna Brazille the witch of the DNC she gets caught handing over debate questions to Hillary a debate Hillary won by a landslide, a debate that clearly helped her. The last DNC head Debbie Wassermann Schultz gets caught cheating for Hillary deny the DNC voter data base to Bernie Sanders giving all the 520 Super delegates to Hillary before any votes were cast. The black caucus and black church groups were already committed to Hillary 100% and the DNC still had to cheat for her and Bernie Sanders was completely shut out.

    Hillary Clinton creates a private server and then spews out 30,000 secret emails. The DNC and Podesta have emails showing they are lying and deceiving the American people. The fact is The liberal media was 100% behind Hillary, that same media would never report that Hillary was cheating. That same media would cheat to help her win.

    Hillary Clinton received 1 billion in donations many from the Saudis and China the same China the Clinton’s helped with most favored nation status and destroyed millions of American jobs..

    Hillary out spent Trump 2 to 1 and still lost. The fact is Hillary is a horrible person hated by the people a horrible campaigner she never campaigned in Pennsylvania Wisconsin and Michigan. the media repeated constantly that he was wasting his time, they were wrong.

    After these waves of attacks against Trump he amazingly he still won. The fact that no one is arguing is the only voter fraud discovered was in Detroit where the Michigan Secretary of state said one third of the precincts cannot be counted because the ballot box’s had been tampered with. Which leads to the real story the voting problems in Detroit are the same as Philadelphia New York, LA, San Francisco Chicago, and now Las Vegas. These inner city DNC nests are vote cheating machines totally illegal and the real fraud has been ignored by the media. Now the media machine says Trump will be a terrible president, of course he will be a terrible president for the liberal media!

  3. Silly voters – you’ve merely substituted one group of elites (political) with another (business) and think this will improve your lives.