A new George Washington University poll taken between August 13-17 (over a week ago) shows there is widespread national concern about Donald Trump’s public discourse and behavior.
Here are some of the questions and the striking numbers attached to them...
"Donald Trump’s behavior is not what I expect from a President"
71 percent agree vs 27 percent disagree
"Donald Trump’s words and actions could get us accidentally involved in an international conflict"
68 percent agreed vs 29 percent disagree
"Is the country on the wrong track?"
63 percent wrong track vs 28 percent right track
Concerning Donald Trump "Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression?"
56 percent unfavorable vs 42 percent favorable
"How would you rate the job Donald Trump has been doing as President? Do you approve or disapprove of the job he is doing?"
55 percent 42 percent approved,
"Do you think that Donald Trump has been effective as President in getting things done and making changes that will help working families?"
55 percent effective vs 40 percent not effective
As far as the Russia investigation is concerned those polled had some eye opening opinions on that subject as well...
"As you may know, there is currently a special counsel investigating allegations that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 Presidential election and allegations that members of the Trump campaign were involved in this effort. Based on what you know about these allegations, which of these statements best describes your view?"
• Trump campaign staffers committed crimes .......... 31%
• Trump campaign staffers behaved unethically ....... 21%
• Trump campaign staffers behaved normally .......... 37%
GW Associate Professor of Political Management Michael Cornfield commented that...
“The Battleground Poll data show that more Americans object to President Trump’s character than his agenda. If there is anything approaching a consensus in today’s sharply divided America, it’s that Trump speaks and behaves inappropriately given the office he holds.”
You can review a full PDF of the poll HERE.