A new Pew Research Center national survey has found that that “there is a substantial partisan gap in evaluations of Donald Trump’s presidency,” but the majority of Americans believe he was a “terrible president.”
Nearly nine in 10 Democrats and independents questioned in the poll say that Trump was a terrible (72%) or poor (17%) president.
But it’s a different story among Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP, with 37% saying Trump was a great president and 36% rating him as good.
Looking at the overall sample, however, a majority of Americans say Trump was a terrible (41%) or poor president (12%) – with 17% rating him as great and 18% saying he was good. Twelve percent called Trump an average president.
There was also a major partisan divide on this question, with 77% of Republicans saying Trump made progress and 64% of Democrats and 23% of Republicans saying he made things worse.
The Pew Research Center survey was conducted March 1-7, with 12,055 adults across the country taking part in Pew’s online America Trends Panel.