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 TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates 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 CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' 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 FlakeFlake responds to Trump, Jimmy Carter barbs: 'We need to stop trying to disqualify each other' Jeff Flake responds to Trump's 'greener pastures' dig on former GOP lawmakers Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' 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.