More Americans say Trump has presidential qualities: Gallup

More Americans now say President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don't let other countries unfairly tax America's most innovative companies 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 ObamaForget conventional wisdom — Bernie Sanders is electable 2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care Obama shares summer reading list 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.