Just 9 percent 'very surprised' by Trump's behavior in office: poll
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A vast majority of Americans believe President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE runs his administration in an unconventional way, according to a new poll that also found less than one in five are surprised by his behavior.

A Monmouth University poll, conducted April 26-30, found just 9 percent of American adults are "very surprised" by the way Trump has handled the presidency. Another 10 percent said they are "somewhat surprised." 

Most Americans — 81 percent — said Trump has run his administration in a way that is less conventional than his predecessors, according to the poll. 


Twenty-seven percent said his approach in the office is good for the U.S., compared to 46 percent who said his approach is bad for the country.

The poll, which surveyed 803 people, has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Lawmakers have commented on Trump's tendency to be unpredictable, with Republicans arguing that Trump's approach helps him in negotiations.

Democrats have criticized Trump's unpredictability at times, but Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDebate builds over making Mueller report public Media reliability questioned over report Trump directed lies to Congress Giuliani defends Trump going after Cohen's father-in-law MORE (D-Calif.) recently said that the characteristic has likely led to looming negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

Other critics have pointed to Trump's break with presidential norms, such as when he attacks his own Justice Department or refuses to hold regular press conferences.