Majority sees chaos in Trump White House: poll

Majority sees chaos in Trump White House: poll
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Most Americans say the White House is being run "chaotically" under President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ MORE after the withdrawal of Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson as Trump's nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday shows that 62 percent of voters now say the White House is in chaos, an increase from 57 percent who said the same thing in mid-March and 54 percent in early March.

Nearly half of voters, 49 percent, now say that Trump does a poor job of acquiring talented new White House staffers. That number is nearly twice as high as the percentage who said the administration does either a good or fair job on that issue, according to the poll.


The divide is much sharper along party lines, as usual, but independents are also unimpressed with the Trump administration's stability.

Sixty-eight percent of Republicans say the Trump administration is running smoothly, compared to only 25 percent of independents and just 9 percent of Democrats.

Popularity is sparse among Trump's Cabinet officials, but Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittTime to stop letting fossil fuels run Washington Senate should reject Trump’s radical nominee to key energy panel Trump EPA official indicted in Alabama MORE fares the worst by far. More than half of those polled, 53 percent, say Pruitt should be removed from his position over ethical scandals surrounding him and top aides, including reports of his $50-per-night living arrangement in the condo of the wife of a top energy lobbyist.

Other Cabinet members, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosAriz. woman inspired to run for office after watching DeVos hearing wins state superintendent race DeVos sued for allegedly failing to comply with judge’s order to cancel student debt The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — Congress returns to leadership races, lame-duck drama MORE and Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Graham: Trump’s new AG has ‘concerns’ about criminal justice bill Kentucky shooting suspect charged with federal hate crimes MORE, also suffer from high unfavorable ratings, with 41 percent of the country disapproving of their job performances.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll was conducted April 26 - May 1, and surveyed 1,991 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.