Poll: 31 percent of voters like Trump as a person
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Roughly three-in-10 American voters say they like President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE as a person, while closer to four-in-10 like his policies, a poll released Tuesday found.

The Quinnipiac University poll showed that 31 percent of voters like Trump as a person, compared to 59 percent who dislike him.

Two-thirds of Republican voters, 66 percent, like Trump,  the only subgroup in which a majority gives the president positive marks as a person.


Only 8 percent of Democrats like Trump, compared to 86 percent who dislike him.  

Roughly one-quarter of independents, 24 percent, like him.

Trump also received better marks from men than women in the survey. Thirty-six percent of men said they like the president, while 27 percent of women said the same.

Trump’s likability is largely unchanged from a February Quinnipiac Poll in which 30 percent of voters said they liked Trump as a person.

More respondents in the new survey approve of Trump’s policies than his personality. Overall, 43 percent said they approve of Trump’s policies, compared to 54 percent who don’t.

While only 6 percent of Democratic voters approve of Trump's policies, compared to 40 percent of independents and 86 percent of Republicans.

The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,175 voters from Aug. 9-13, and has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

Tuesday's poll largely mirrors Trump's overall approval ratings, which have hovered in the low 40 percent range for much of his presidency.

The new results come as the president and the White House grapple with the fallout from an explosive new book by a former staffer.

Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanThe Memo: Impeachment's scars cut deep with Trump, say those who know him Author of anonymous 'resistance' NYT op-ed to publish book Juan Williams: Black Republicans call out Trump — finally — on race MORE, who was fired from her White House job in December, alleges in "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," that Trump is a racist and misogynist, and that he repeatedly used the "n-word" on the set of "The Apprentice."

Trump has lashed out at Manigault Newman, calling his former staffer a “lowlife,” “wacky and deranged,” and a “dog.” White House staffers have painted her as an unreliable, disgruntled former employee.