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Poll: 65 percent of Americans say Trump is not honest

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More than six in 10 American voters polled in a new Quinnipiac University Poll survey say President Trump is not an honest person. 

The survey, released Tuesday, found that 65 percent of respondents believe Trump is dishonest, a new high. Just 30 percent said that the president is honest. 

The responses were heavily split along party lines. Ninety-five percent of Democrats surveyed said Trump was dishonest, while 66 percent of Republicans said Trump was truthful. Twenty-six percent of GOP respondents said Trump was dishonest.

Sixty-nine percent of the independents polled said Trump was not honest. 

Trump received similarly low marks when it came to whether Americans viewed him as a good leader and role model. Just 22 percent of respondents said Trump was a good role model for children. 

Meanwhile, 58 percent of respondents said that Trump did not have good leadership skills. 

The poll comes more than two years into Trump’s presidency and as he faces increased scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers over things such as possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Just 37 percent of Americans surveyed for a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday believe Trump has been honest when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election interference. 

Fifty-eight percent of respondents believe he hasn’t been truthful about the probe. 

The Quinnipiac survey was conducted between March 1 and March 4 among a national population of 1,120 voters. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points. 

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