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 TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes 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 PruittOvernight Energy: Trump officials suspend oil, gas production on Utah plots after lawsuit | California bucks Trump on lightbulb rollback | Scientists join Dems in panning EPA's 'secret science' rule Scientists join Democrats in panning EPA's 'secret science' rule Overnight Energy: BLM staff face choice of relocation or resignation as agency moves | Trump says he's 'very much into climate' | EPA rule would expand limits on scientific studies 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 DeVosDeVos forgives 1,500 student loans amid federal lawsuit Warren campaign launches 'a calculator for the billionaires' after Gates criticism Education Department finalizes new regulations to relax college-accreditation requirements MORE and Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field Sessions vows to 'work for' Trump endorsement Sanford: 'It carries real weight' to speak against Trump 'while in office' 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.