Trump team gets low ratings from public: poll

Trump team gets low ratings from public: poll
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey: Barr is 'sliming his own department' GOP Mueller critic says Flynn contacted him during special counsel probe: report Acting DHS secretary threatened to quit after clashing with Miller: report 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 CohnTrump officials slow-walk president's order to cut off Central American aid: report John Kelly had to break up argument between US trade officials: report The Hill's Morning Report — Dem ire at Barr intensifies MORE resigned earlier this month, and Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOvernight Defense: Trump rails against media coverage | Calls reporting on Iran tensions 'highly inaccurate' | GOP senator blocking Trump pick for Turkey ambassador | Defense bill markup next week Trump frustrated with advisers over Iran, wants to speak to leaders in Tehran: report Juan Williams: Trump's scorecard is rife with losses 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 CarsonHUD chief Carson broke law with unauthorized purchases, GAO says Trump immigration rule could displace 55K children from public housing: HUD Harris, House Dems push for mandatory carbon monoxide detectors in public housing 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.