Nearly 70 percent say Trump is a bad role model for children: poll
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Nearly 70 percent of voters say that President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE is a bad role model for children, according to a survey released Wednesday. 

Respondents to the Quinnipiac University poll said by 67 percent to 29 percent that Trump is not a good role model for kids, a position held consistently across age groups ranging from 18 to 65 and up. 

Over half of voters, 55 percent, say the president does not have a sense of decency, while 42 percent said he does. 

Fifty-nine percent of respondents said Trump does not share their values, and 53 percent said he doesn't care about the average American.

Only 30 percent are proud to have Trump as commander in chief; 50 percent are embarrassed.


Democrats and some Republicans have criticized Trump in the past over his decorum and harsh, sometimes vulgar, language.

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger RNC votes to give Trump 'undivided support' ahead of 2020 Sen. Risch has unique chance to guide Trump on foreign policy MORE (R-Tenn.), who is retiring after 2018, once said the 45th president is "absolutely not" a good role model for children and would be remembered most for "the debasement of our nation." 

GOP Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Live coverage: Trump delivers State of the Union Sasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger MORE (Ariz.), who is also stepping down after this year, condemned Trump's "mean and cruel tweets" in an October interview

"The statements that are made about people and seeming to ascribe the worst motives to people as well, that's something we tell our kids not to do,” Flake said. 

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted March 16-20 among 1,291 voters and has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.