Americans Split On Impact Of Trump's Behavior

Aug 15, 2017

A Monmouth University Poll finds Americans are divided about the impact of President Donald Trump's temperament.

Poll director Patrick Murray says 49 percent of Americans like the way Trump makes Washington politicians uncomfortable, while 52 percent believe the President’s treatment of Republicans in Congress has made it difficult to advance improvements in infrastructure and taxes.

"A small majority of 53 percent says in the end the President should change the way he behaves towards those GOP leaders in order to get things done, but 35 percent say, you know what, he should stick to his guns, threat them the way he's treating them, even if his agenda doesn't get passed."

Murray says 41 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing, up from 39 percent in July.  49 percent disapprove of the President's performance in office.

“We asked the people who say that they approve of him is there anything that he could do to make you disapprove of him? 61 percent said no there isn’t, I’m stuck there. On the other side, people who disapprove of him, we said is there anything that he can do to make you approve of him, other than leave office? 57 percent say no. They can’t think of anything Donald Trump can do in office to make them think better of him.”

The poll was conducted before the president's reaction to the deadly violence in Charlottesville.