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Most Americans, 58%, don't have high expectations for President Trump's legacy, according to a new Marist Poll. The poll found that 42% of those surveyed believe Trump will be remembered as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history and 16% believe he is a below-average leader.

Why it matters: "Deep into his first year as president, Donald Trump's less than stellar approval rating has lowered expectations about how history will judge him," Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said in a statement. "For history to treat him kinder, he will have to up his game."

The findings:

  • Combined parties: 58% believe he will be either the worst or at least a below-average president; 19% see him as an average president; 11% think he will be seen as above average; and, 7% believe he will be seen one of the best leaders.
  • Among Republicans: 22% believe Trump will be remembered as one of the best presidents, and 26% think above average. 31% think his legacy will be an average one. Meanwhile, 83% of Republicans either strongly approve or approve of Trump's performance so far.
  • Among Democrats: 70% think Trump will be considered one of the worst U.S. presidents. Meanwhile, 7% either strongly approve or approve of Trump's performance so far.

Methodology:

  • The poll includes a survey of 1,093 adults conducted Oct. 15–17. The margin of error was 3%.

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