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Majority sees chaos in Trump White House: poll

Majority sees chaos in Trump White House: poll
© Greg Nash

Most Americans say the White House is being run "chaotically" under President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race 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.

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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 PruittMajor unions back Fudge for Agriculture secretary Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight Democratic lawmaker calls for DOJ investigation of entire Trump administration 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 DeVosWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration America has a civic education problem — here's how to fix it Biden's Education secretary must expel the harmful policies of the last four years MORE and Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAlabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Tuberville incorrectly says Gore was president-elect in 2000 Next attorney general must embrace marijuana law reforms 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.