Majorities in new poll see Trump as reckless, not honest

Majorities in new poll see Trump as reckless, not honest
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A majority of American voters says they view President Trump as reckless and not honest, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. 

Fifty-six percent of voters say Trump is reckless, while only 31 percent said he is not, according to the survey. 

Fifty-one percent of voters also say the president is not honest, compared to just 35 percent who use the term honest to describe him. 

Majorities also said Trump is not compassionate (54 percent) and is thin-skinned (52 percent).

Trump’s overall approval rating held steady, pollsters found, with 42 percent approving of the job he is doing in the Oval Office and 53 percent disapproving. Seventy-seven percent of Republican voters approve of Trump's performance.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll of 1,988 registered voters was conducted between Oct. 19 and 23. Its margin of error is 2 percentage points. 


The poll was released one day after two sitting Republican senators issued a stunning rebuke of the president and the leader of their party on Capitol Hill. 

Republican Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeSchumer recruiting top-notch candidate for McCain Senate seat The Hill's Morning Report — Trump eyes wall money options as shutdown hits 21 days Poll: Sanders most popular senator, Flake least MORE (Ariz.) announced on Tuesday he would not be seeking reelection in 2015, and used the terms “reckless, outrageous and undignified” to describe the president in his Senate floor speech. 

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerThe Memo: Romney moves stir worries in Trump World Senate GOP names first female members to Judiciary panel Former US special envoy to anti-ISIS coalition joins Stanford University as lecturer MORE (R-Tenn.), who has also announced he will not be pursuing a third term, also ripped the president's behavior. 

“I think at the end of the day, when his term is over, I think the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth-telling, the name calling … the debasement of our nation will be what he will be remembered most for, and that’s regretful,” Corker told CNN.