Poll: 60 percent of Americans say Trump is usually dishonest

Greg Nash

A majority of Americans think that President Trump either rarely or never tells the truth, according to an NBC News/SurveyMoney poll released Wednesday. 

Overall, 61 percent of respondents to the online poll believe that Trump tells the truth “only some of the time or less.” 

The survey results came a day after The Washington Post’s Fact Checker reported that Trump has made more than 3,000 false or misleading statements since taking office last year.


Perceptions of the president’s honesty are largely divided along party lines.

According to the NBC News/SurveyMoney poll, 94 percent of Democrats and 76 percent of independents believe that Trump tells the the truth only occasionally or even less frequently.

Republicans, on the other hand, overwhelmingly view Trump as a consistent truth-teller. Seventy-six percent said that he tells the truth either all or most of the time, while 22 percent believe that he tells the truth only some of the time or less.

Among that 22 percent, more than half approve of Trump’s job in the Oval Office, the poll found.

The survey overall pegged Trump’s approval rating at 45 percent. By comparison, 53 percent of respondents disapprove of the job Trump is doing.

The NBC News/SurveyMoney poll was conducted from April 20-27 and includes responses from 10,163 adults nationwide. The margin of error is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

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