Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Voters Wary of Trump, Confident in Economy

President Barack Obama and President Trump at the inauguration ceremony last January.       
     Credit   Damon Winter  The New York Times President Barack Obama and President Trump at the inauguration ceremony last January. Credit Damon Winter The New York Times
Sammy Stanley | 11 January, 2018, 23:32

16% give him an "A", 16% a "B", 11% at "C".

"President Trump can hang his hat on the economy, but must share the hat rack with President Barack Obama, as two-thirds of the country see the economic picture as excellent or good", Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said in the Wednesday poll.

While nearly two-thirds of USA voters, 66 percent, described the nation's economy as good or excellent - the highest percentage in Quinnipiac polls going back to 2001 - nearly half of them, 49 percent, gave the credit to former President Barack Obama, while 40 percent credited Trump.

While most United States voters in the poll (53%) thought Trump was intelligent, 69% thought he was not level-headed and 57% said he was not fit to serve as president.

Sixty-six percent of those polled in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday said the wealthy will "benefit the most", while 22 percent said the middle class will receive the most help from the tax legislation.

Voters were also asked to describe the first year of the president in open-ended questions and 25 words were negative in nature.

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A majority of Americans, 52 percent, said they do not approve of the tax plan, compared to 32 percent who support the Republican legislation.

The poll went on to ask voters to grade Trump's first year in office.

Here are the top 10 most used words with the tally of how frequently they were used.

Even worse, an awesome 57 percent of respondents said Trump is "not fit for office" and 69 percent said he isn't "level-headed".

Quinnipiac conducted its poll surveying 1,106 American voters from January 5 to 9.

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