Polls show Trump is unpopular but carries clout
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 23, 2017,
Feb 23, 2017, 23:19
The Quinnipiac University Poll published on Wednesday found that 52 percent of voters trust the media whereas only 37 percent stated they would have more trust in Trump.
The poll also indicated a strong partisan divide, with 83 percent of Republicans backing him and 91 percent of Democrats opposing him. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows.
Nationally Trump's approval ratings in traditional surveys range from 48 percent in a Fox News poll to 39 percent in the Pew Poll, and the disapproval ratings range from 47 percent in Fox to 56 percent in Pew.
According to the poll's press release, participants were asked whether they approve of how Trump is "handling" his position.
"President Trump's approval ratings in Maryland - a state he lost by 25 points in November - reflect his difficulties garnering support outside of his core base", said Goucher political scientist Mileah Kromer, who directed the polling team.
Apparently, the executive order against the immigrant was the aspect that determined most voters to give Trump a "thumbs down". But he says pollsters double-checked to make sure Trump voters weren't underrepresented. The poll has a 2.7 percent margin of error.
A poll from NBC News and SurveyMonkey published Wednesday found that two-thirds, 66 percent, of Americans are either somewhat or very anxious that the U.S. will get involved in a major war during the Trump presidency, with only 8 percent saying they were not anxious at all.
Clinton supporters actually said they would like to see more politics in awards shows.
Americans name immigration as the most important issue facing President Donald Trump and Congress this year, followed by the economy and health care. Half of men, 55 percent of independents and 59 percent of women also disapproved of the president's job performance.
Many Republicans, however, have been convinced - over the course of many years - that the media is part of some elaborate ideological scheme to mislead voters.