Majority of Americans Says President Trump is a Great Businessman and an American Success Story; But Majority Also Says Trump is Spiteful Bully Who Is In Over His Head; Just 31% Call Him Honest

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 02/09/17 04:00 PM

President Donald Trump receives high marks from American voters nationwide for being forceful (76% describe him this way), candid (56%), an American success story (52%) and a great businessman (64%), according to a SurveyUSA poll of 1,207 registered voters nationwide.

But 21 days into his Presidency, there are also worrisome signs for Mr. Trump.

Just 18% of Americans describe Mr. Trump as even-tempered.
Just 30% describe him as thoughtful.
Just 31% describe him as honest.
Just 31% describe him as honorable.
While 33% call him brilliant, an equal number call him evil.
43% of Americans say Mr. Trump is racist.
43% say he is dishonest.
47% say he Mr. Trump is juvenile.
52% say he is spiteful.
42% say he is mad.

There are the expected differences between Democrats and Republicans, which SurveyUSA highlights in this table. But there are also more subtle distinctions.

Mr. Trump’s swagger plays better with men than with women.

Men are twice as likely as women to say Mr. Trump is even-tempered.
Men are 74% more likely to call Trump honorable.
Men are 48% more likely to call Trump honest.

His bravado resonates with older Americans more so than with the young.

Young voters are 83% more likely than seniors to see Mr. Trump as evil.
Young voters are twice as likely as seniors to see Trump as mad.

African Americans are twice as likely as whites to label Mr. Trump dishonest.
African Americans are 2.4 times more likely than whites to call Mr. Trump evil.
Whites are 3 times more likely than blacks to see Mr. Trump as thoughtful.
Whites are 2.2 times more likely than blacks to say Mr. Trump is even-tempered.

SurveyUSA interviewed 1,400 adults nationwide 02/06/17 and 02/07/17. Of the adults, 1,207 were registered to vote and were asked the questions here. Research was conducted online. 31% of the voters interviewed for this survey are Republicans; an equal number, 31%, are Democrats; 36% are independents. Material statement from SurveyUSA here.

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