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More Americans say Trump has presidential qualities: Gallup

More Americans now say President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have than they did two years ago, according to a new poll.

Forty percent of Americans surveyed in the Gallup poll released Tuesday said that Trump has presidential qualities. That percentage has risen from 33 percent in 2017.

Despite the increase, a majority of respondents — 58 percent — said that Trump lacks those qualities.

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Roughly 6 in 10 respondents thought Trump’s predecessors, George W. Bush and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMichelle Obama shares Father's Day tribute: 'Our daughters couldn't have asked for a better role model' Biden raised key concerns with Putin, but may have overlooked others Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax MORE, had presidential characteristics at similar points in their presidencies, Gallup noted.

Neither Obama nor Bush ever had a character rating lower than 49 percent during their times in office.

The new Gallup poll of 1,024 adults was conducted April 17–30. It has a margin of error is 4 percentage points.