Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is intelligent but not level headed

Laura Christensen
January 13, 2018

The tax plan will increase their taxes, 33 percent of voters say, as 24 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 37 percent say it will not have much impact.

"Looking at immigration, voters insist emphatically, 'Don't dash the dream.' Voters say that immigrants who were brought here as kids should be allowed to live out their adult lives here as citizens", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

The number of voters who disapprove is up from January 2017, when an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found voters split in their opinions of the president.

Americans by an nearly 8 to 1 margin - 79 percent - think Dreamers should be allowed to remain in the country and apply for citizenship - putting most voters at odds with GOP immigration hardliners in Congress and the Trump administration, a new Quinnipiac poll said Thursday.

President Donald Trump acknowledges applause after speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Sixty-six percent is the highest positive rating for the economy since Quinnipiac University began asking the question in 2001.

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Thirty-seven percent of respondents said Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, while 29 percent said he is hurting the economy, and 30 percent said the administration's policies are not making a difference.

Sixty-nine percent of respondents said Trump is not levelheaded, while 28 percent disagreed.

Trump's job approval rating was 36 percent, the same score in a poll taken shortly after his inauguration.

Words most used to describe him are not "stable genius". The same poll found that a plurality of voters (39%) graded Trump's first year in office as an F.

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