Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Democrats say Americans want Trump impeached - here's what new poll says

GettyImages-634384672 Donald Trump Tweets Apparent Endorsement of New Poll — But Here's What It Really Says About Him
Lillian Steele | 12 January, 2018, 03:27

Almost 4 in 10 USA voters gave President Donald Trump a failing grade for his first year in office, with "disaster" and "chaotic" the words most used to describe his first 12 months in the White House.

"It's been a very tough freshman year for President Donald Trump, by any measure", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll.

"That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll", the president tweeted.

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has already spent millions to try to persuade Americans that Trump should be impeached, and he's vowed to spend more in what many see as a primer for his own presidential aspirations.

The poll was conducted between January 5 and January 9 and asked just over 1,100 voters how they would sum up the state of the economy.

Sixty-three percent of respondents say he is not honest; 59 percent say he does not have good leadership skills; and 59 percent said he does not care about average Americans.

"In new Quinnipiac Poll, 66% of people feel the economy is "Excellent or Good".

Moreover, 39 percent of voters graded Trump's first year in office as a failing "F", compared to only 16 percent who gave him an "A".

Words most used to describe him are not "stable genius".

Along political lines, 64 percent of Republicans and 92 percent of Democrats said the grown-up illegals should be allowed to stay.

Voters were also asked to describe the first year of the president in open-ended questions and 25 words were negative in nature.

The catch? That same poll shows that voters credit former President Barack Obama with the country's economic success - not Trump.

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