Aug 24, 2017

Our 50-50 nation trends 60-40

Data: Quinnipiac University; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

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.

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