A majority of voters disapprove the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president-elect, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Tuesday.
Only 37 percent of American voters approve Trump’s performance during the historic presidential transition.
On the other hand, President Barack Obama received the best approval rating in seven years. The outgoing president has a 55 percent of approval rating.
“President Barack Obama leaves the White House a lot more popular than Donald Trump is as he crosses the threshold and saddles up for the most important job in the world,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement.
Trump will be a worse president than Obama, according to 45 percent of voters. While 34 percent say the billionaire will be a better president. According to the poll, 47 percent say that Trump will help rather than hurt the nation’s economy, while 52% are optimistic about the next four years with Trump as president.
Trump is going to be “great” president, according to 12 percent of voters, with 32 percent saying that he will be “bad.”
The new president will take the nation in the right direction, according to 45 percent of Americans, while 49 percent say he will take the nation in the wrong direction. When asked about his policies, 27 percent say that his plans are going to help their personal financial situation. But 27 percent say that they will hurt and 42 percent expect no difference.
Meanwhile, 28 percent of voters say they haven’t heard enough about the individuals the president-elect has nominated for his cabinet. While 40 of voters disapproved Trump’s cabinet nominees. Here is the full list of Trump’s cabinet picks.
“President-elect Trump gets points for strength and intelligence, but voters’ feelings about his personality traits, empathy, leadership and level-headedness, are headed south,” Malloy said.
Trump Should Close Twitter Account
The poll also shows that 64 percent of voters, especially young ones, believe that Trump should close his personal Twitter account.
According to the poll, 49 percent of Republicans say that the president-elect should keep his Twitter account, while voters in every other party say he should close the account.