More Than Half of Americans Say Trump Is Dishonest
HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT – March 6, 2019
65% of US citizens believe President Trump is dishonest, according to a survey from Quinnipiac University. Only 30% think otherwise.
Experts have called such numbers a “new maximum.”
As explained by the researchers, answers were severely divided along party lines: 95% of Democratic respondents called Trump dishonest, while 66% of Republican respondents said that, in their opinion, the American leader is honest. The opposite opinion among Republicans, in turn, was supported by only 26%.
Among Americans not aligned with either party, 69% believe Trump is dishonest.
According to sociologists, Trump also ha a low rating as “a good leader and role model.” Only 22% of respondents said the President is an excellent example for their children. Another 58% of respondents said that, in their opinion, Trump does not have good leadership qualities.
Experts from the Quinnipiac University conducted their survey from March 1 to 4. It was attended by 1120 voters in the United States. The margin of error is 3.4%, the specialists said.
The Hill compared the results of this study with the survey that was jointly conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Its results were published on Sunday, March 3.
The survey raised the question of the attitude of Americans to the "Russian case" and the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller about Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election in 2016. According to the sociologists, 37% of Americans believe that Trump was honest about this case. Another 58% of respondents said that, in their opinion, the head of state was not truthful in the matter.