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More Americans say Trump has presidential qualities: Gallup

More Americans now say President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds 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 ObamaGOP lawmaker blasts incoming freshman over allegations of presidential voter fraud Obama says he may take coronavirus vaccine on TV to build trust in it 'It's not a slogan': Progressives push back on Obama's comments on 'defund the police' movement 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.