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A majority of Americans are embarrassed that Donald Trump is president of the United States, according to a newly released poll.
The Quinnipiac University poll found that 54 percent of Americans are “embarrassed” that Trump is president compared to 26 percent who described themselves as “proud.” The poll also found that 61 percent of Americans disapprove of the job he has done since taking office, while just 33 percent approve of Trump’s job as president, a record low.
“It’s hard to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling trail of new lows for President Donald Trump,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement announcing the poll results.
The other numbers compiled by Quinnipiac University also don’t paint a nice picture for Trump.
- 57 percent of those polled believe he is abusing the powers of the presidency
- 62 percent of people do not think Trump is honest
- 63 percent of people don’t think Trump has good leadership skills
- 59 percent of people do not believe he cares about average Americans
- 63 percent of people don’t think he shares their values
However, the poll did find that 58 percent of people found Trump to be “strong.”
Americans also had strong opinions about the growing probe into whether Russia colluded with members of the Trump campaign in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election.
By a margin of 58 percent to 37 percent, Americans believe the president “attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election,” the poll found. Americans seem split on whether or not Trump specifically did something illegal: 30 percent of voters think illegality was involved with the election while another 30 percent of people think he did something unethical.
Quinnipiac University polled 1,125 voters in Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Iowa, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, and Colorado. The margin of error is 3.4 percent.
You can read more about Quinnipiac’s findings here.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).