Voters Wary of Trump, Confident in Economy

Trump touted the poll's results but almost half of voters said Obama deserves credit

The recent poll asked voters to give President Donald Trump a letter grade and 39 percent of voters gave him "F". "Something noble about the presidency", former CBS news anchor Dan Rather told Salon in November.

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

According to the results, released Wednesday, 66 per cent of the respondents feel the USA economy is "excellent" or "good", while another 33 per cent said the economy was "not so good" or "poor".

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. "That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll", he wrote on Twitter.

Even so, 37 percent of voters said Trump's policies were helping the economy, compared with 29 percent who said they were harmful and 30 percent who said they made no difference.




While more than half, 53 percent, of respondents considered Trump intelligent, 69 percent said he is not level-headed and 57 percent believe he is not fit to serve as president.

Trump's job approval rating was 36 percent, the same score in a poll taken shortly after his inauguration.

The poll was conducted just after the release of Fire and Fury, the highly critical, tell-all book about Trump's first year in office, which depicts a chaotic White House and has been roundly denounced by the Trump administration.

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

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