Trump rated higher on issues than character

Trump rated higher on issues than character
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More Americans agree with President Trump on issues than believe he has the character traits of a president, according to a new survey.

The Gallup survey, released early Monday, found that 40 percent of Americans agree with Trump on issues that matter most.

But just 34 percent of Americans think Trump has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have.

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That shows a reversal from past presidents. A survey taken from April 2011 to February 2012 showed 60 percent of Americans thought former President Obama had presidential qualities, while just 46 percent agreed with him on issues that mattered.

In the recent poll, 87 percent of Republicans said they agreed with Trump on issues and 75 percent said Trump had the personality and leadership qualities a president should have.

But just 35 percent of Democrats said they agreed with the president on issues. Even less — 28 percent — thought Trump has the qualities a president should.

The results are based on combined data from two Gallup surveys conducted from June 7 to 11 and July 5 to 9 among 2,030 adults. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.