Donald Trump is a man obsessed with polls. This makes sense, as most polls are easy to easy to read and do not require an attention span beyond that held by your typical first grader. Also, poll results are often displayed in colorful charts and graphs, and use short words, all of which we assume are greatly appreciated by Mr. Trump.
Despite his affinity for polls, polls have not been kind to Trump in the early days of his presidency. This trend continues with a new Gallup poll released on Monday. The poll shows that most Americans believe Trump breaks his promises, is not honest or trustworthy, cannot bring the change this country needs, does not care about everyday Americans, and cannot manage the government effectively, among other results.
As summarized by Gallup: “President Donald Trump’s image among Americans as someone who keeps his promises has faded in the first two months of his presidency, falling from 62% in February to 45%. The public is also less likely to see him as a ‘strong and decisive leader,’ as someone who ‘can bring about the changes this country needs’ or as ‘honest and trustworthy.'”
Trump’s nosediving numbers come after a number of recent, high profile flip flops and failures, on issues ranging from the economy, to foreign affairs, to taxes, to health care. It is no wonder that only 36% of Americans view the man as honest and trustworthy.