Americans approve more of Trump’s policies than his character, poll shows

July 17, 2017

President Donald TrumpMore Americans said they approve of President Trump’s policies than admire his personality and leadership qualities, according to a new poll, which is the opposite of how voters regarded his predecessors.

A Gallup poll released Monday showed that 40 percent of U.S. adults agreed with Mr. Trump on the issues, but just 34 percent said he had presidential personality and leadership qualities.

The findings flip Americans’ take on recent occupants of the White House. Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush tended to be more popular for their personality than their policies.

On average, Americans rated Mr. Obama better on personality than on issues by 14 percentage points, 60 percent to 46 percent. For Mr. Bush, the average was 9 points higher on personality, 59 percent to 50 percent, according to Gallup.

89 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • BlessedtoServe says:

    the media is confused….not only do we like his policies, but we like him as President…that is evident in him being elected…what part don’t you understand….ooohhh I know the part where Hillary lost…

  • Walter Flatt says:





  • Wayne Thorson says:

    I don’t remember a time when millions of people marched all over the country against a president that was elected. Trump didn’t even seam to notice this or any of his Trump supporters. Just read some of these weak minded Trump supporters on this blog. They sound so childish and foolish and don’t seam to have any common sense at all. I am still bragging . I didn’t vote for Trump.

  • Bob says:

    The Orange Blossom, Putin Puppet, Draft Dodger has NO Policies or Character. A Scum-Slut, Low IQ, Tax Evader who belongs in Prison with the rest of his family. Start building the gallows!!!

  • W. Coyote says:

    Just when you think Trump couldn’t possibly go lower, today he went lower. He actually blamed Democrats because the Republicans couldn’t pass a health bill. He then said “we don’t own it, I don’t own it”. Our nation was attacked during the last election. Trump doesn’t seem to care nor is he trying to prevent a future attack. His only concern has been to announce “I am not under investigation” We are stuck with a president with such a poor character- immature and taking no responsibility.

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    Don’t put too much faith in polls. If you remember the polls showed Hillary leading by a landslide. The voters led in the opposite direction because they had had enough of the shenanigans pulled by O’Bama and Hillary and caused Trump to be elected President instead.

  • astrojohn says:

    I wonder how Harry Truman, or LBJ – the president, not the basketball player – would have faired with these biased polls…the results are too dependent on the way the question is phrased, especially to the low-info respondent.

  • Richard Bagenstose says:

    so do we elect a president for his attitude or his policies , just look what electing a slick willy kenyan clown got us, trump could be jack the ripper for all i care as long as he does what he says he is going to do, as for the kenyan clown the sooner someone puts a peace of lead in his head the better, and i am sick of people acting like trump is the devil himself when oboma did far worse, trump hasn’t bin in office long enough to even tell how his plan is going to work out , but you have the same freaks telling you it won’t work after 8 years of letting the kenyan clown run the country into the ground, they all need their heads examined

    1. Lkfeinb says:

      He has not done anything he said he was going to do. First he says he is going to repeal the ACA and when the House approves a bill he has a party. Then he calls the bill “cruel”. In addition, he is about ready to reduce taxes on the top 1% of earners in this country.
      Is that what you really want?

      1. Richard Bagenstose says:

        i admit i ain’t totaly happy with him but he has done a lot and is trying ,and if i were president you liberals would be really freaking out , because every thing the government has no business in would be eliminated and the debt problem would be solved ,can’t blame him for the aca repeal , that’s congress and he keeps holding their feet to the fire on it then you have these liberal judges putting road blocks in his way , witch they never would have done to oboma, that’s why he stacked the courts with them, by law trump can only do so much , and he is doing it legally unlike the kenyan clown who bypassed congress, me by now i would have repealed all of obomas e/o,

        1. Lkfeinb says:

          Clinton actually did balance the budget. It was Bush that rode us into insolvency again with the Iraq War. As far as Obamacare. Trump knew not one provision which left him not able to lobby Congress as Obama did to get the law passed. So it is Trump’s fault.
          The “Kenyan Clown” as you call him, got us out of the recession, almost depression, that Bush caused and also got us the first ever national healthcare plan. Like it or not , it was a huge accomplishment.
          I don’t like everything that ANY president did, but Obama certainly was a good president for this country.

          1. Richard Bagenstose says:

            first newt ginrich got us out of the reason , because clinton had no choice, as for the kenyan clown only libtards think he was a good president , as for the aca , what a scam , your paying 10 times more for insurance then before the aca, show me 1 thing that 50% of the country are happy with ,what the kenyan clown did , that’s why he bypassed congress he couldn’t get it passed legally , and then oboma came along and spent more then all presidents combined , hope you enjoy paying for it the next 50 years my tax paying days are over

          2. Lkfeinb says:

            You are talking without making ANY sense. Since when are people paying 10 times for their insurance than before the ACA?I am an insurance agent and sell this stuff and it simply is not so. AT first insurance premiums went down.
            There was a large increase last year, but even then, people are not paying even double than they did before the ACA. There are dozens of different choices for healthcare. Do you have even one or are you on Medicare?
            I have lived through many presidents, both Republican and Democratic and I have never seen such a despicable flawed self centered human being as this. Nixon’s crimes pale in comparison to this traitor.

          3. Richard Bagenstose says:

            last night on your left wign news one couple with pre-existing conditions their insurance went up to 1,400 dollars a month each with a 14,000 dollar deductable , you tell me who can afford that, , they wouyld have to spend 35,000 dollars before obomacare paid for anything , in pa , they say insurance rates are up 110 % , the only ones who ain’t paying more are the free loaders who paid nothing to begin with , maybe you like paying for the bums and the scammers but i live in poverty level so i can’t aford to pay for them, doesn’t mean i don’t live a nice easy life , and my supporting the bum days are over , and after working all my life paying taxes why should i go back to work to make and pay taxes witch leaves me with less then i get now , i would love to go back to work but i refuse to be treated like a slave like i was at my at my last job

          4. Lkfeinb says:

            First of all 110% isn’t 10 times the amount they were paying before. Secondly there is no way they have a $14000 deductible PER PERSON because the maximum out of Pocket is $7150 per person and $14300 for an entire family IN NETWORK. Most plans, except the very cheapest, do not come even close to those out of pockets.
            Secondly, what isn’t seen is the enormous government savings from so many people being insured. It more than makes up for the subsidies that are given to underpaid workers. And, by the way, you DO have to be working to get Obamacare. Others get Medicaid.
            So please research what you talk about instead of inflaming opinions for all who see your posts.

          5. Richard Bagenstose says:

            so your saying nbc is airing lies

          6. Lkfeinb says:

            I don’t know what NBC said or didn’t say. How come you are quoting “fake news”

          7. Richard Bagenstose says:

            1 are they hiring people to lie about the aca and make oboma look bad i don’t think so, no one but the rich could aford that kind of billing ,.2 you hear these stories all the time , i don’t believe the news and i don’t believe politicans , just saying what i saw on tv

  • duncmck says:

    character of the last 2 presidents ? shoe ins groomed by either old entrenched power cabal or foreign social engineering on a planetary scale .the establishment of power became warped .just as an alcoholic succumbs to booze as his highest priority.we are dealing with a broken soul in is the nature of power .we have the press as the enabler and the asleep citizenry .how dumb is it that the prerequisite for a politician is to be an ambulance chaser (lawyer) turner career politician ? the frog has been boiled and is awake and in critical condition .it is out of the pot and trying to mend..president Trump is a symptom of this comparing manicans to a real human being..synthetic politics to an organic awakening.a rough will and creativity isn.t some sweet utopian joy ride .never was ..never will be..IMO

  • Jmanjo says:

    Luke said it all but I will add if the biased media would start telling the truth instead of lying to the nation the approval numbers would go through the roof. It amazes me how well the liberals accept presidents’ behavior that screw everything not nailed down in the White House or Hollywood and steal every tax dollar they can manage to divert but disapprove of a president that tries to protect himself and his family! The reality is Trump’s tweets are the only ones we can believe no matter how quirky.

    1. Lkfeinb says:

      Just maybe the national media and the BBC and all the news outlets all over the world are telling the truth, but you are listening to FOX . How would you feel if you were conned by them? I know you so want your views verified that you ignore the mass of information and just go to the sites that go along with your view.

      1. Jmanjo says:

        Not a chance. I read and listen to them all and if you think I can’t tell when someone like Rachel Maddow , Chris Cuomo and Chuck Todd are blowing in the wind then it is you not facing reality! The NWO is not my cup of tea! I believe in our nation and that is what keeps us apart from the rest of the world. They don’t have a clue! Their countries are in deep trouble and I’m going to fight for mine!

        1. Lkfeinb says:

          They have more of a clue than we do about what is going on in the world. Just give BBC a chance. You will be amazed at what is not covered on all our news channels.

          1. Jmanjo says:

            BBC is always out in left field. The brits are still suffering from their health care, no guns, and too many Muslims. Go figure, they are the ones catching hell from terrorists and most of the bobbies are running around unarmed!

    2. Lkfeinb says:

      The truth? The truth according to Jmanjo, is that it?

      1. Jmanjo says:

        You know where you can stuff it, troll!

  • Joseph Cavalier says:

    He is my (and your) President. I believe he was God’s choice. So please. losers, quit polling and give your President your support. Become a Patriot!!!

    1. Lkfeinb says:

      A patriot doesn’t talk with our enemy for 3 hours and ignore our allies.

  • Anouk says:

    BS! Obama has a personality of a poisonous snake. President Trump is not BS but a generous man who has compassion for unprivileged people and shows it.

    1. ggrdr05 says:

      I would like to know where obamabutt got ALL HIS MONEY????????????????????

      1. Anouk says:

        Being a dishonest crook! The puppet Obo was paid by the criminal Soros and other Communists who wanted to destroy America.

      2. Dean says:

        Where did all that money unaccounted for during O-buts term go???

      3. David Stewart says:

        The same place all crooked politicians did—from the taxpayers.

      4. Lkfeinb says:

        Obama releases his tax returns. It isn’t difficult to see where he earned his money. On the other hand Trump?

    2. Lkfeinb says:


  • Pamela Sue Therrien says:

    Hitler was oh so popular in fact people adored him, to heck with personality get the policy right, do right by the Nation, our people, our Constitution and what it really says, uphold our laws, and strengthen our Nation and people Keep our Nation free , healthy, strong on all levels and a free Nation for all our citizens secure and safe .

    1. Lkfeinb says:

      And a FREE PRESS!.

  • roboteq says:

    I can understand this because I too have not been a fan of Donald Trump, but I am now a fan of President Trump. What this boils down to is that some Americans prefer a person who puts up a false front to seem more presidential over a person who actually gets things done in the presidency even though he does not “act” presidential. I’ll take the one who is doing things over the one who looks good.

    1. obamasucks says:

      What we need is a congress that will follow the Constitution instead of still having sex with some illegal alien fagot that nearly destroyed this great Country. God HATES all queers, it’s in His book, but libs do not know how to read

      1. roboteq says:

        Yea…I can’t quite abide by such hateful thinking. I’m sure there is some middle ground between the way you and I understand scripture, but no rational study of scripture supports the amount of hatred your post insinuates.

    2. Lkfeinb says:

      And what exactly has he gotten done?

      1. roboteq says:

        There are less illegal immigrants entering the U.S. due to President Trump’s actions. Crime rates in so called sanctuary cities have dropped since President Trump has been forcing those cities to comply with federal agencies. The stock market has been consistently rising since President Trump took office. Billions of dollars have been saved by President Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris accords, which had the potential of doing exactly what the Montreal protocol has done for global warming and climate change, which is absolutely nothing.
        So, aside from making Americans safer, raising the economy and saving billions of dollars for American taxpayers; what else are you looking for?

  • rockcut says:

    This is bogus. Multiple polls out show Trump is not liked, and people do not approve of his policies . Fake news from the right in this story.

    1. obamasucks says:

      Another fat fagot heard from. Where did Obama get all these queers from? MSM?

      1. rockcut says:

        I am amazed that you would post and show everyone that you are void of making sense with a post that is totally meaningless !!!

        1. roboteq says:

          I’m beginning to think that “obamasucks” is actually some Progressive trying to make conservatives look bad. The style of posting is just not consistent with the content.
          However, as far as polls go, we can manipulate any polls to say what we want them to say. After all, these are the same pollsters who claimed that Hillary Clinton was going to win by multiple points right up until the conclusion of the election. Just how much should we trust those polls now?

          1. rockcut says:

            Novel idea trying to twist “Obama sucks” is a progressive trying to make conservatives look bad. That is a a long reach too far ! My experience is that if I disagree with a conservatives I get back mostly direct insults of me and not making a point on the issue. One think I will say is that all polls are not positive for Trump. If you feel better erasing this fact by referring to the poll showing Hillary winning, so be it but I find that a weak comfort spot for you.

          2. Pete says:

            Polls are snapshots of the people polled & reflect the nature of the questions asked. How do I know this you might ask, past personal experience with variation of question wording. A swing of, on average, of 19 percentage points when the exact same question was changed from positive wording to negative wording. This was standard testing of over a thousand young men over a period of a year and a half to determine how well they absorbed the training given. Scientific, probably not. Evidence that question wording has an effect on answers is however obvious.

          3. rockcut says:

            I do not disagree with the bulk of your post. Thanks for sharing.

          4. roboteq says:

            We all have our opinions, and we all are able to choose what information we want to believe. All I know is that I feel a lot better knowing a person with business sense who has no political party loyalty is steering the nation at this time. Like so many others, I may not care for President Trumps ugly American mannerisms, but despite all of the violent resistance to the things that President Trump is doing to turn the attitude that Americans are weak around, foreign leaders are showing a lot more respect for the U.S. these days. I also couldn’t personally afford my take home pay to continue dropping despite annual raises because of how much more I have to spend for health care. And I’m one of the old guys who was supposed to get a break.

          5. roboteq says:

            Not a comfort spot, but rather a proven fact. Those sources from where those polls are taken from are the very same sources that were dead wrong with their polls claiming Hillary Clinton would win the election. Therefore, those polling organizations have a proven history of being wrong. When someone steers you wrong once, why would you trust them again?

            And I do believe that obamasucks is a Progressive pretending to be a conservative. Otherwise, he would have to be some obnoxious pre-teen to post the way he does. Even the most rabid, hillbilly pseudo-conservative Bible thumper does not post the obamasucks posts, but Progressives do post in the same style. I stick by my assessment.

          6. rockcut says:

            Here is my view why the polls were wrong. The polls did not take into account the damage the second FBI Comey opening up a second investigation and then two days before the election he gave the all clear. This damage was not considered in the poll. The second thing that was not figured was the deep seeded 25 or more years of the Hate of Hillary combined with those fearful men that do not want a women president. I think these combinations had a direct effect on the poll being wrong. I would not put the Trump poll results in the same vain.

          7. rockcut says:

            Here is my view why the polls were wrong. The polls did not take into account the damage the second FBI Comey opening up a second investigation and then two days before the election he gave the all clear. This damage was not considered in the poll. The second thing that was not figured was the deep seeded 25 or more years of the Hate of Hillary combined with those fearful men that do not want a women president. I think these combinations had a direct effect on the poll being wrong. I would not put the Trump poll results in the same vain.

      2. Lkfeinb says:

        I have a real problem with vulgar people like you. Go back in your cave until you can express an opinion without racist or homophobic references.

    2. Lkfeinb says:

      That is correct.

  • Leslie Woodhull says:


  • joleenworden says:

    Well lets see, Obama is a smoker, a drinker, a drug user, a cheater, and a closet homosexual. He insulted our allies when not bowing to Muslims. He knew nothing about our history. He never held a real job in his life. I do not see much there to like. Donald Trump does not drink, smoke, or do drugs and never has. He is 100% alpha male and all his family loves him, including former wives. Donald Trump has shown respect to all our allies and gets it in return. He bows to no one and always puts America and our laws first. He was a totally accomplished businessman and a hard worker before running for President. Anyone who does not like Trump is confused.

    1. Lkfeinb says:

      You are living in an alternative universe. Does anyone you know believe what you believe?

      1. then i am also living in an alternative universe. i will take the non politician Trump with all his warts and mispeaks any day over the corrupted obama, hillary and all the democrats. no one is running around trump with a long list of murdered people, trump does not have a lot of abc agencies missing billions of dollars on his watch, trump hasn’t sent money to terrorists or been bribed to provide them with uranium or favors,certainly has no morals or character. Anyone that can admire or respect Hillary or Obama, Bill Clinton or Podesta just to start They are trying to completely destroy the United State of America! Trump is doing what JFK was doing, expose the new world order and the global elitists.

      2. obamasucks says:

        Don’t you know anything except how to suck ‘Treasonous Barry’ off? Libs are all the same, stoopid!

      3. David Stewart says:

        Yes, everyone but you!

    2. Anouk says:

      Excellent post! So true,

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    3. Dean says:

      Right on!!! You said it like it is…

    4. David Stewart says:

      I question your label “closet homosexual”, I wasn’t aware of any closet!

    5. rockcut says:

      You are in a make believe world and you laid out that total make believe on Obama and Trump !! Oh, I forget you sprinkled it with a dose of hate concerning Obama. People like you have very poor ability to post facts.

      1. Lkfeinb says:

        That is what this site is all about. People with no facts verifying each other.

  • notalib says:

    I don’t believe most of these polls. Especially when I see the size of the rally’s he throws. The people fill all the places up. Also, MSM has been on his case since before he was elected spreading their brand of hatred toward our President. They do everything they can to tear him down. MSM is not just useless, they are not to be believed.

    1. Lkfeinb says:

      Yeah, especially the “large” crowds he had at his inauguration.

      1. gvette says:

        What’s the problem. Barry not stopping by so you can blow him?

        1. Lkfeinb says:

          No real answer, right?

  • Retired says:

    Time for Congress get over their loss and start acting like adults instead of Pre School kids who all want the same ball.

    1. Lkfeinb says:

      Congress is a mirror of Trump

      1. Retired says:

        Only in you deranged head , that is if you have one . it sounds like you talk out of your rear end with a lot of stink .

        1. Pete says:

          That is where it’s head resides. Muck enters the ears and migrates to the few existing brain cells. results are really mucky utterances.

  • Luke says:

    No one believes these polls especially from polling point, it is tilted heavy liberal..
    Trump is a good person doing a good job cleaning up the awful mess made by the illegal alien the past 8 years..
    The Devil and his minions will always attack a good man, so keep praying for President Trump and God will take out the trash..

    1. Irene Elizabeth Grooms says:


      1. votedemout says:

        No, 28 years is the correct number. From daddy Bush on…..

    2. Lkfeinb says:

      The only polls you can believe are those that are pro Trump.

      1. Luke says:

        Unless you can find one that’s not biased, well, that’s never going to be so I believe my point was, no poll can be trusted except the one we had Nov 2016, now that was a solid poll…BTW, the one in 2018 will be a good one as well..LOL

      2. goldie says:

        We all know the ‘hillary will win the election’ polls were spot on.

        1. Lkfeinb says:

          They actually were spot on if you just counted the popular vote and at the time they were taken.
          The electoral college was not taken into consideration

          1. goldie says:

            Well, it was just a little careless not to take the electoral college into consideration, since all of our presidential elections are determined that way.

          2. Lkfeinb says:

            Yes. The polls should be taken state by state because of the electoral college, but they got the numbers right.

          3. BlessedtoServe says:

            only when you count the 3.5 California illegals who voted 5.7 m illegals registered to vote in state of Cali…3.5m voted Hillary

          4. Lkfeinb says:

            You really believe that! Amazing!

          5. BlessedtoServe says:

            I believe in God, and accept facts when presented, that is a fact and it is a public fact, all one needs to do it look it up on…or…they are the ones presenting the facts. If you have a problem with what they are presenting then have your discussion with them…

      3. BlessedtoServe says:

        there are no polls pro Trump….the only ones you believe are anti Trump…see how that works…No one who voted for Trump believe in ANY polls….

    3. goldie says:

      Amen. Couldn’t have said it better.

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