Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Trump Will Be Voted In As The Most Unpopular President-Elect In Modern History (POLL)

In a new poll from Quinnipiac University Donald Trump has officially become the most unpopular president-elect in modern history voted into office. What's more is that his favorability has plummeted in the weeks following his being elected.

The Quinnipiac poll taken in late November showed Trump's favorable rating rising from 34 percent to 44 percent but then dropping back to 37 percent, which is about where it stood for much of the campaign.

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The poll shows that Americans are having major concerns about his temperament and the direction in which his presidency will lead the country.

At this date a majority — 51 percent — now have an unfavorable view of him.

The Quinnipiac poll also shows a drop in confidence in Trump across the board. 59 percent were optimistic about the next four years under Trump in November but today that number is 52 percent.

Here are a few more categories where Trump's numbers have taken a downward dive...

• 41 percent thought he would be a better leader than President Obama, it’s now 34 percent.

• 52 percent thought he would help the nation's economy, it’s now 47 percent.

• 40 percent thought his policies would help their personal financial situation, it’s now 27 percent. 

• 53 percent thought he’d take the country in the right direction, it’s now 45 percent.

There are also similar drops in views of his honesty, his leadership skills, his compassion for average Americans, his levelheadedness and his ability to unite the country.

Toward the bottom, Quinnipiac asked respondents whether they thought Trump’s behavior since the election made them feel better or worse about him. 28 percent say they feel worse about Trump since Election Day whereas only 23 percent feel better.

In addition people are not happy about Trump's usage of social-media replying by a 64 percent to 32 percent margin they think he should give up his personal Twitter account as president.

In closing it should be noted that Trump squeaked his way into the White House with a very narrow win in which he got 46 percent of the vote, won the states he needed to by less than a point, and lost the national popular vote by 3 million votes. That taken in conjunction with the numbers from this poll suggests bad news for Trump’s political mandate just 9 days before he’s sworn in.

You can read the entire poll results HERE.

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