Poll: ‘Idiot’ most common word used to describe Trump

Given an open-ended choice to name the first word that comes to mind when they think of President Trump, more respondents say “idiot” than any other descriptors, according a survey released Tuesday.

The Quinnipiac University poll finds 53 voters polled think first of the word “idiot” when describing Trump, with another 44 voters saying “liar” and 36 voters responding “incompetent.”

Thirty-five voters say they think of the word “leader” when Trump is mentioned, and the same number say they think of the word “strong.”

Other words including “asshole,” “great” and “moron” were all given as responses by more than 19 people in the open-ended question.


According to Quinnipiac, 30 out of the 48 words used by five or more voters were negative.

The survey also finds that a majority of voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing in office, 57 percent to 37 percent.

The poll was conducted from Dec. 6 to 11 among 1,211 voters. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

In an ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted in September, “incompetent” topped the list when voters were asked what one word best describes their impression of Trump.

In an August Quinnipiac poll, “strong” topped the list when voters were asked the first word that comes to mind when they think about Trump. “Idiot” and “incompetent” came in as the second and third most-used word to describe the president.

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