Trump team gets low ratings from public: poll

Trump team gets low ratings from public: poll
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE’s top appointees received tough ratings from the public in a new CNN poll.

Half of the people polled said Trump’s appointments are less qualified than the officials who previously held their positions, compared to just 24 percent who said they were more qualified.

Forty percent of people said Trump’s appointments are more likely to misuse taxpayer money, compared to 33 percent who said they were less likely than previous appointees to misuse taxpayer money.

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More than half of people said the Trump team is less likely to understand the problems of ordinary Americans and 48 percent believe that they are more likely to use their positions for personal gain.

People were split on whether Trump’s team provides a “fresh perspective” and whether they would cut government spending and the bureaucracy.

The poll follows a number of personnel changes in the Trump administration. Trump’s top economic adviser Gary CohnGary David CohnSunday shows - All eyes on Senate impeachment trial Gary Cohn says Trump's tariffs 'hurt the US' Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request MORE resigned earlier this month, and Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonFox News host knocks Pompeo for attack on NPR host: 'Don't be such a baby!' 'In any other administration': Trump's novel strategy for dealing with scandal Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request MORE was fired shortly after.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster will step down next month and be replaced by John Bolton.

In recent weeks, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonAid restrictions sideline Puerto Rican civil society Trump administration ending delay on over B in Puerto Rico disaster aid HUD to roll back Obama-era housing desegregation rule MORE has faced criticism for his department's order of $31,000 dining room set — although Carson claims he wasn't aware of the order. Other Cabinet officials have been criticized for their flight expenses.

The poll of 1,014 people, conducted March 22-25, has a 3.7 point margin of error.