POLL: Majority Says Trump Is Unstable, Dishonest

Politico reports:

Reckless. Thin-skinned. Not honest. Not compassionate. Not stable. Those aren’t just the extraordinary, harsh judgments of President Donald Trump by two retiring, Republican senators on Tuesday — they are also shared by majorities of voters in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

“As we have seen in past polls, most voters, 56 percent, say President Trump is reckless, while 31 percent disagree,” said Morning Consult co-founder and hief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. “Even among Republicans, 33 percent think this is an accurate characterization — notably higher than the percentage of Republicans that disapprove of the president overall, 20 percent.”

Only 33 percent of voters in the new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll say Trump is compassionate, while 54 percent say he isn’t. A 52 percent majority says Trump is thin-skinned, and 33 percent say he isn’t. Trump scores poorly on other measures in the poll as well. Only 39 percent of voters say Trump is a strong leader; half say he is not. Just a third say he is stable, while a 54 percent majority say he is not stable.

  • Smokey

    Paging Captain Renault!

    • Gustav2

      He is shocked Capt Queeg is gambling with our future.

  • carrot festival

    Seriously? You need a poll to figure that out?

    • Gustav2

      Yes, with the unwavering Republican base support for Trump, everyone needs to see, most people think he is dangerous. It helps with the Independents in the midterms.

    • Todd20036

      My mind wandered at your comment.

  • greenmanTN
    • Ernest Endevor

      I always wanted to smack Holmes upside the head for being such a pissant, pissy queen.

      • clay

        I figured Watson put up with it because he knew Holmes would be begging for Watson to put his balls on Holmes’ face once they got home.

        I also wondered what Batman and Robin’s dressing room was like halfway down those fire poles.

        • greenmanTN

          I once read a very hot Holmes/Watson gay porn story in which a ragged youth is sent by Moriarty to infiltrate 221B Baker Street. He is suitably punished. At both ends.

          • Ernest Endevor

            I heard about that from a friend. He found its period atmosphere quite persuasive. Seems it was written by someone quite well-known.

          • greenmanTN

            Aaron Travis, who as Steven Saylor writes historical mysteries set in Ancient Rome.

          • Ernest Endevor

            He sure knows his way around a log cabin. And now toga parties?

          • greenmanTN

            Log cabin?

          • Ernest Endevor

            Got him confused with the Song of the Loon guy. I was a mere boy at the time and could hardly pull on a pair of pants.

        • Smokey

          Well Holmes had a long nose and fingers so I guess he also had another long appendage.

          • clay

            . . . which stays in the cage if it can’t learn to speak politely.

          • Smokey

            Can a penis be described as aquiline?

          • clay

            If it’s quite unattractive?

          • Smokey

            Aquiline, from the Latin word meaning “eagle”, is most often used to describe a nose that has a broad curve and is slightly hooked, like a beak.

          • clay

            I don’t want a hooked, beak-like dick.

          • Harveyrabbit

            I’ve always found aquiline noses to be very attractive and dignified. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0dee1d42395dad13dce861eea326566a38a4ab8433d237f33c8cdb6a7eb6ee47.jpg

            Alain Prost (former F1 racing champ) and Rachel Weisz for eg.

          • Ernest Endevor

            A blue-veined, alabaster appendage. I’m guessing.

        • greenmanTN
      • greenmanTN

        Is that you, Dr Moriarty?

      • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
        • Ernest Endevor

          Exactly.

  • Daveed_WOW

    About half of America has its head up its ass

    • Tawreos

      They are just following the examples that congress gives us

    • JackFknTwist

      Let’s face the fact that the USA is divided beyond viability.

      “A house divided……..blah blah blah.”

      • The_Wretched

        Better said that that government and media is captured by the oligarchs / we have an aristocracy and need to fight back. They are powerful but few. I’d like to see them targeted more often with protests.

    • netxtown

      most of those have their heads up donnie’s ass. they all share the same view…and somewhat justifies donnie’s need of such a fat ass.

  • Tawreos

    And yet the vast majority of Republicans will think he is doing a great job and look forward to voting for him again because he is in their party

  • gaycuckhubby

    Yet Hillary would have similar numbers and Trump is probably 50/50 in reelection chances.
    This country is fucked

    • Todd20036

      Yeah. It’s why I’m seriously entertaining the idea of retiring in another country.

      And I originally had no intention of doing so.

      This isn’t the country I grew up in.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Dont worry. He’s making America Great Again!

      • Bj Lincoln

        I don’t blame you. We would leave if we could.

        • Brian Burleson

          Sadly, me too but where to go?

  • Gerry Fisher

    Trying to get the American electorate to wake up feels like trying to turn the Titanic

  • clay

    Why the hell don’t the have “Unfit to serve” as one of their descriptions?

  • Robincho

    Unstable? Dishonest? And those are his good qualities…

    • Gustav2

      The bestest!

    • Todd20036

      Yeah. His bad qualities include being a rapist, a Nazi, a fraud.

  • Rex

    This calls for a standing ovation, he loves those!

    • Joe in PA

      Multiple standing ovations. 🙁

    • Harveyrabbit

      Yeah. Thing is I’m not sure you can call 30 people crowded in a room with 8 chairs doing an obligatory golf clap an actual standing ovation.

    • Nychta
      • (((GC)))

        Great ideas for USA:
        (1) tRump resigns.
        (2) The 2016 presidential election is recognized as compromised and invalid.
        (3) New elections, with paper ballots.

        … all this before this horrible excuse for an administration manages to start World War III!

    • David Walker

      For me, the standing o has come to mean it’s time to get out of the theater or arena before the masses fuck up traffic. Any- and everything gets a standing o, and if I don’t agree that the performance was worth the extra laud, I tend to get serious shade from those who’ll stand for any- and everything. This pisses me off because it leaves me no way to express my joy, gratitude, and admiration when I want to do more than applaud.

      The fucking moron getting standing o(s) from his fellow fucking morons doesn’t carry much significance. “Baaaa,” maybe.

  • justme

    ..and he IS the Republican Party…

  • Ninja0980

    And yet many folks will still vote for him anyway.

    • Joe in PA

      Yeah, I wish that question was on this survey. And they answered honestly…Trump or Hillary?

  • Dayglo

    Essentially, one-third of America is a lost cause.

    • The_Wretched

      Political science says otherwise. The “lost cause” segment is probably about 17%. That means half of that third could change their minds were the media not polluted with flat up lies from the oligarchs / political right.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I’m surprised they didn’t realize that before the election…

    That is why you have the interminably long election campaigns, isn’t it? To weed out the unfit? At least that was the reply every time I asked why you let your politicians campaign for half their terms, or longer.

    SMH

    • Joe in PA

      Sigh.

  • agcons

    I’m astounded at some of these numbers. I wonder what the 35% who say he’s not sexist would say was sexist behaviour. How would that 33% define “thin-skinned” if Trump is not?

    • Gustav2

      You would be surprised how many women believe just working outside of the home sets you up for sexual harassment and you should get over it.

      • agcons

        I probably would be surprised. I don’t know any such women, but of course like-minded people tend to find each other.

        • Gustav2

          The hubby and I move is some different circles via his rural family. Some of his brothers’ in-laws are deep into Old Testament Christianist man/woman dynamic. And the hubby’s boss’ daughter just married into something close to a Quiverfull family.

          • MBear

            Perverts

          • Bj Lincoln

            That is scary. One of the reasons we won’t move back to Ohio. I have always been the black sheep of the family. The second I show up everyone any and all mention of politics stop because they know I can prove my arguments.

          • (((GC)))

            … the hubby’s boss’ daughter just married into something close to a Quiverfull family.

            Ceiling Cat help her!

            I’ve seen some horror stories at “No Longer Quivering”:
            http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/

    • clay

      Wha-? He let’s women speak to him in public, not like Mike Pence. And it’s not like he’s quitting in the face of all this criticism, why, they haven’t even given him a chance and he’s STILL able to get up and tweet in the morning!

      /s

    • netxtown

      In red states, foreplay consists of ‘ get in the truck, bitch’. It’s just how they were raised….

    • The_Wretched

      People don’t always answer the question asked. The 35% were probably only hearing 1 question over and over, “do you support trump?”. The details don’t matter to them.

  • clay

    Not only is he sexist, too conservative, uncaring, lacking in compassion and empathy, thin-skinned, and weak, he’s also untrustworthy, dishonest, reckless, AND unstable. He lacks character and he is a danger to this nation and the world. This is a profile in cowardice.

    • Joe in PA

      And his followers would vote for him again in a heartbeat. 🙁

      • Joe in PA

        Yikes, I should have read the rest of the comments…I was stating the obvious. Sad!

      • ChrisMorley

        12% think he is TOO LIBERAL, so he is not mad – racist etc. enough for them.

        • Joe in PA

          IKR. Head banging time. 🙁

    • Ernest Endevor

      Don’t forget bonkers.

    • The_Wretched

      And yet he remains. The entire system is broken.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    Is anyone surprised by this: “Only three of the 13 House intel committee Republicans regularly show up to grill Russia-related witnesses”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/republicans-on-houses-trump-russia-probe-not-that-interested-in-trump-or-russia

  • Boreal
    • Frostbite

      Who knew “presedenting” would be so hard?

    • Todd20036

      Easy, a Sam Hamwich Duh!

    • vorpal 😼

      Reminds me of the joke (modified):
      Q: How do you stop Donald J. Trump from drowning?
      A: You take your foot off his face.

      • Bj Lincoln

        You are a Baaaad Puddy Tat Vorpal.
        Good boy!

    • Uncle Mark

      The answer’s obvious. If I was going to make a sandwich, while letting those deplorable traitors drown…it would be a HERO sandwich !!

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • Leo

    To all of those on this board that have to associate daily with that third of the country, I empathize. To those that ask across the country how we heal divisions like the centrist Wall-St. funded think-tank Third Way I say I’m not interested in tolerating intolerance. I know these people personally and I haven’t talked to them in years.

  • Frostbite

    Fake Polls!

  • Boreal
    • Annerdr

      My father, in poor health anyway, had to quit watching the news. Trump causes him anxiety. My father is a life long conservative who loves Ayn Rand, so we don’t talk politics much. However, he thinks racism is stupid, has close friends from Israel and India, and thinks Trump is probably mentally ill and a danger to us all.

  • Smokey

    But at least he tells it like it is! /s

    • agcons

      When he’s not lying, that is. Oh, wait . . .

  • OdieDenCO

    33% of Americans can see the forest for the trees.

    • clay

      33% of Americans can’t see the forest for the fire.

  • greenmanTN

    I strongly suspect that the election, at least in a few key states, wasn’t just influenced but hacked. That’s in addition to voter suppression.

    • (((GC)))

      Voter suppression in a few crucial swing states was enough all by itself to steal the election.

      https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-election-was-stolen-heres-how/

      Never mind the Electoral College — founded as a compromise to keep Southern, slaveholding states in the union by counting 3/5 of the slaves to artificially increase their (male) masters’ voting power — utterly failing in its remaining excuse for existing, as a last check against an unfit demagogue ascending to the presidency.

  • TuuxKabin
  • Joe in PA

    But, but, he’s still crowing about all those standing ovations:

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/923149793974775810

    • Smokey

      Must have confused those Russian flags strewing his path with rose petals.

    • JackFknTwist

      I have been ranting for years at how frequently US Americans give standing ovations to everything. And I have been ranting that the habit has been creeping into the Abbey Theatre and the Gate Theatre, Dublin.
      That encroaching phenomenon has been influenced by the annual influx of USA tourists going to the theatre in the summer.

      Few performances are of such an outstanding character as would warrant a standing ovation, in my view.

      Trump/turd’s performance is certainly not one of them.
      Then again, as I said, US Americans would give a standing ovation to the opening of an envelope.

      • netxtown

        It’s that ‘everyone’s a winner’ mentality – you get a blue ribbon, and you get a blue ribbon…. We rarely see exemplary performance – so we try to make the best of it by applauding the mediocre. It makes us feel good…..never mind the performer.

      • Joe in PA

        Not that I’m disagreeing … we’re just “enthusiastic”. Ahem.

        • JackFknTwist

          Ha ha ha….I’ll just keep my seat until I’m bowled over !

    • zhera

      OMG he actually wrote ‘love fest’.

      The man is so fucking vain!

    • BlindBill

      so he made them stand while he told them his nonsence and lies…… lovefest, right…

  • GayOldLady

    42% think he’s knowledgeable? Apparently 42% of Americans are not knowledgeable.

    • clay

      . . . of celebrity real estate. They always abbreviate these things.

      • -M-

        Not even that. His businesses rely on the kindness of strangers who have mob or oligarch money they need to launder.

    • paganguy

      And the consistent third or more that thinks he’s trustworthy, honest and keeps his promises.

      • Bj Lincoln

        The scary hard core party voters who will never admit they voted for a fool.

    • Bj Lincoln

      That is the same 42% that either never finished high school or went to a trade school for their last 2 years of high school. But then I know a very nice hard working man who graduated and can’t read. Sadly, I think that number is about right.

      • TexasBoy

        Or the 42% of society that are middle aged, angry white males that blame everyone else for their failures.

        • The_Wretched

          Republican white male is somewhere around 23%. (77% white /2 gender *0.6 for (trump men split 53/41)).

      • Ann Kah

        There is no functional difference between someone who can’t read and someone who won’t read. Remember how many newspapers endorsed trump? Yeah, me neither, but somewhere in the single digits….out of 300 or so newspapers.

    • SFBruce

      That one shocked me, too. He makes things up on the spot, and yet 42% haven’t noticed.

  • Richard Rush

    “Reckless. Thin-skinned. Not honest. Not compassionate. Not stable.”

    It’s not surprising that so many people worship Trump. He is so similar to the god they worship.

    • TexasBoy

      You mean the God they created in their own image, AKA imaginary friend.

      • William

        Has Faux Nooz become a religion?

    • Barry William Teske

      First thing I thought of was money. But the quote missed the segregation factor.

  • TexasBoy

    Next up: Donald Trump to personally encourage Bernie Sanders to run for POTUS in 2020…because 15% of liberal voters would be dumb enough to vote for Bernie over any Democratic nominee, then they’d complain that Trump was re-elected.

  • DisqusD37

    Yet do not trust the media. Fickle idiots.

  • Dayglo

    Republicans – “Let’s hire a clown to perform at our children’s birthday party … is John Wayne Gacy available?”

  • zhera

    This is disturbing:

    “Even among Republicans, 33 percent think this is an accurate
    characterization — notably higher than the percentage of Republicans
    that disapprove of the president overall, 20 percent.”

    So a bunch of people think tRump is reckless, yet they don’t disapprove of him?

  • Friday’s_cat

    That magic 30% number. Who knew there were that many mentally diseased Americans?

    • Todd20036

      I’m sure they were always there, but they are empowered because suddenly it’s ok to be a willfully ignorant Nazi.

      • TexasBoy

        They used to not breed as much before Reagan de-funded in patient mental health facilities.

  • William

    If only there was some way, some sort of process to remove an unstable president. Oh well, we just have to keep smiling like Mitch the Twitch on laughing gas.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72bbe1bfe88c4dfad1bed493ca94b05972f85d05008c6bc77b2c6eb5f8e6e138.png

  • lymis

    It always blows my mind when there’s a serious mismatch within a group like that.

    There are 13% of polled republicans who think that the President is reckless, but don’t disapprove of him. WTF.

    Then there are the people who don’t seem to be able to separate “I don’t want a Democrat, so therefore, I can’t disapprove of any Republican.” That, I’ve never understood, either.

    • -M-

      Yes. Just because A is better than B, in your opinion, doesn’t mean that A is necessarily good or adequate in absolute terms. If they hate Democrats more than they do Trump they could still admit that he’s unstable, incompetent, and doesn’t care about what’s in their best interests.

    • Ann Kah

      Reckless guy with nukes. Nothing can go wrong…go wrong…go wrong…

  • Michael R
  • “Reckless. Thin-skinned. Not honest. Not compassionate. Not stable.”

    But most importantly to his most loyal and adoring fans: NOT HILLARY.

    Let’s face it: Trump could be caught in bed with a 16 year old girl, and his base would just laugh it off and say, “At least he isn’t HILLARY!”

    It doesn’t matter to his base that he’s narcissistic and boorish and utterly clueless about statesmanship and diplomacy. He gets a pass because he isn’t Hillary Clinton.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think he could be caught with a five year old girl and they still wouldn’t care.

  • Jeffg166

    Where were these people last November?

  • Natty Enquirer

    But at least he doesn’t rape children in the basement of a pizza joint. /s

    • Ann Kah

      In the basement of a basement-less pizza joint…

  • MassageBear
    • The_Wretched

      Pardon, i need to use the puke bucket.

  • Gene Perry

    This is not news. To be news, the information needs to be new. This news is old news. Everybody knows Trump is nuts. Not news.

    • Bad Tom

      The change in percentages is very relevant news.

  • JWC

    To Trump and the glorious 30% its fake news

  • TampaDink

    I cannot wrap my brain around the notion of HOW did it take this long for the majority of people polled to come to these conclusions?

    • Ann Kah

      FOX watchers. ‘Nuff said.

  • Câl

    What am I missing? Only 26% of you think your Nazi-supporting, racist, sexist orange baboon is “too conservative” in wanting to build a wall on the southern border, take half the country off healthcare, cut taxes for the 1% and take away environmental and industrial protections while syphoning money from the state to his relatives and friends!

    My only thought is that some people answered the question by comparing the reality to the platform he stood on rather than that he was too conservative for their approval.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    “Even among Republicans, 33 percent think this is an accurate characterization — notably higher than the percentage of Republicans that disapprove of the president overall, 20 percent.”

    I can’t even.

  • Jim Maloney

    Summarized version: Trump is a disaster.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    One would have to be unstable themselves not to recognize trump is unstable. You’d also have to lack empathy to think he has empathy. And, you have to be mentally deficient to think he isn’t thin skinned.

    That is his base, unstable, thin skinned, and lacking both empathy and intelligence. Sad.

    • Gianni

      I think you’re talking the likes of Sean Hannity here and others at FUX News.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Plus anyone that voted for him and doesn’t regret their vote.

  • Ann Kah

    He has turned the USA into a banana republic dictatorship with all that implies in terms of untrustworthiness and venality. He has embarrassed us all, and has relinquished any pretense at being a world “leader”.