Our 50-50 nation trends 60-40
I was struck by this rat-tat-tat series of findings in a new Quinnipiac University Poll (Aug. 17-22; 1,514 voters nationwide; margin: +/-3.1 points).
Why it matters: "Elected on his strength as a deal-maker, [Trump is] now overwhelmingly considered a divider."
- 59% think he has encouraged white-supremacist groups; 3% think he has discouraged them; 35% no impact.
- 65% think "the level of hatred and prejudice in the U.S. has increased" since Trump's election; 2% think it's decreased; 32% say it hasn't changed.
- Too much prejudice in the U.S. today; 55%; too much political correctness: 40%.
- 62 - 31% think he's doing more to divide than unite the country.
- 62 - 35 % think he doesn't provide the U.S. with moral leadership.
- 60 - 32% disapprove of Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville.
- 61 - 36% think he is not honest.
- 61 - 37% think he does not have good leadership skills.
- 57 - 40% think he does not care about average Americans.
- 68 - 29% think he is not level -headed.
- 59 - 38% think he is a strong person.
- 55 - 43% think he is intelligent.
- 63 - 34% think he does not share their values.
- 54 - 36% trust the media more than Trump.