With Midterms Approaching, Is Trump Creating an Image Problem for Republicans?

Welcome to the age of Trumpism.

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll is gauging the attitudes of Americans towards some crucial character traits of President Trump, and he’s not really getting a vote of confidence, in regards to the type of man he is.


Kicking off the top of the poll, the majority of those polled – 57 percent – consider the man to be reckless. Only 30 percent look at this man’s day-to-day behavior and see nothing reckless.

Fifty-four percent of respondents said Trump is profane, compared with 28 percent who said the opposite.

The man just referred to nations not to his liking as “sh*thole countries.” He referred to kneeling football players as “son-of-a-b*tch.” Those are just a couple of recent examples.

He is profane.

He almost slipped by being tagged as sexist.


A slight majority of 51 percent of respondents consider him to be sexist.

Surprisingly, in terms of “almost,” he almost broke even with the perception of being racist, even after his “sh*thole countries” comment.

Slightly less than half, 46 percent, said they think Trump is racist, while 40 percent of respondents disagree.

Thirty-five percent of voters said Trump is honest.

So 65 percent think he’s something less than honest?

Only about a third of those polled would call the man “trustworthy” or “compassionate.

Is he a stable genius?

Hard to say, but only 36 percent would call him “stable,” and even less feel he cares about people (34 percent).


Trump has an image problem, clearly. He only gets high marks on character from his core supporters, and those are only about 30 to 35 percent of Republican voters.

A poll from earlier in January found that a hefty 67 percent of those polled feel that our president is not a man our children should be looking up to.

The bigger problem may be that only 36 percent of those polled feel he keeps his promises. His roll on DACA, continued funding of Planned Parenthood, the lack of that promised wall, and Obamacare still being a thing may be taking a toll. We’ll see in a few months if that blows back on Republican lawmakers up for reelection in the midterms.

This particular poll was conducted from January 18 to January 20. With 1,994 respondents, it has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent.




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