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Over the weekend we did a piece on what Trump gets right and what he gets wrong, according to aides and insiders. Today, Quinnipiac released a national poll asking American citizen what they think Trump's strengths and weaknesses are. Here's what they found.

Strengths:

  • Strength: 64% say he's a strong person, 32% say he's not.
  • Intelligence: 58% say he's smart, 38% say he's not.

Weaknesses:

  • Care for Americans: 44% say he cares for the average American, while 53% say he doesn't.
  • Leadership: 42% say he has good leadership skills, 55% say he doesn't.
  • Honesty: 40% say he's honest, 55% say he's not.
  • Unity: 36% say he's doing more to unite the country, while 58% say he is doing more to divide.
  • Values: 37% say he shares their values, 60% say he doesn't.
  • Level-headedness: 33% say he is level-headed, 63% say he's not.

Overall, the poll found that Trump only has a 38% job approval rating to 55% disapproval.

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Iran's nuclear dilemma: Ramp up now or wait for Biden

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The world is waiting to see whether Iran will strike back at Israel or the U.S. over the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran's military nuclear program.

Why it matters: Senior Iranian officials have stressed that Iran will take revenge against the perpetrators, but also respond by continuing Fakhrizadeh’s legacy — the nuclear program. The key question is whether Iran will accelerate that work now, or wait to see what President-elect Biden puts on the table.

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U.K. first nation to clear Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for mass rollout

A health care worker during the phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial by Pfizer and BioNTech in Ankara, Turkey, in October. Photo: Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The United Kingdom's government announced Wednesday it's approved Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, which "will be made available across the U.K. from next week."

Why it matters: The U.K. has beaten the U.S. to become the first Western country to give emergency approval for a vaccine that's found to be 95% effective with no serious side effects against a virus that's killed nearly 1.5 million people globally.

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NYT: Biden won't immediately remove U.S. tariffs on China

President-elect Joe Biden during an event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Trump's 25% tariffs imposed on China under the phase one trade deal will remain in place at the start of the new administration, President-elect Biden said in an interview with the New York Times published early Wednesday.

Details: "I'm not going to make any immediate moves, and the same applies to the tariffs," Biden said. He plans to conduct a full review of the current U.S. policy on China and speak with key allies in Asia and Europe to "develop a coherent strategy," he said.