Poll: Public doubts Trump can handle presidency

Posted by | January 2, 2017 10:28 | Filed under: Economy Opinion Politics

The numbers are not good news for Donald:

The majority of Americans are skeptical that President-elect Donald Trump has the ability to handle some of his presidential duties, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

Forty-six percent of poll respondents are confident that Trump can handle an international crisis, while 47 percent believe he will he use military force wisely. Forty-four percent of Americans expressed confidence that Trump will be able to prevent major scandals in his administration.

By comparison, solid majorities were confident in Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton before they took office. At least seven in 10 Americans thought Obama, Bush and Clinton could handle those same duties.

The greatest confidence in Trump comes in his ability to work with Congress and handle economy: 60 percent of Americans believe Trump will work effectively with Congress and 59 percent think he will handle the economy effectively.

Trump’s business background may be bolstering Americans’ relatively positive expectations for his performance on the economy, Gallup noted.

Riiight, because businesses issue their own currency, have standing armies, regulate infrastructure, and maintain nuclear arsenals.

Maybe Gallup should poll on whether voters have the ability to make intelligent decisions.

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10 responses to Poll: Public doubts Trump can handle presidency

  1. amersham1046 January 2nd, 2017 at 22:27

    Voting for Trump seemed to be a good idea at the time, BUT ,it is like turning your toilet into a planter. I was a good idea at the time but created some long term problems

  2. labman57 January 2nd, 2017 at 22:33

    America saw fit to elect this bloated, bombastic, belligerent, bellicose buffoon as our next POTUS.

    You know the old adage: Be careful what you wish for.

    • whatthe46 January 3rd, 2017 at 00:57

      unfortunately for those of us who knew better we have to suffer. the only thing i get out of it, is rubbing it in the faces of ignorant asses who sought fit to vote for him. the very things they are getting rid of his idiot voters are now crying about it.

  3. robert January 2nd, 2017 at 22:40

    This will happen when a candidate says he will right the wrongs himself ( only I can do this ) kind of responses.

    Its beyond doubt and borderlines impossible

  4. William January 2nd, 2017 at 23:38

    He couldn’t manage a trailer park. The best thing to do is let him run ISIS. He’ll bankrupt it in 2 weeks.

  5. misterme January 3rd, 2017 at 00:38

    Why the hell did he get elected then?

    • whatthe46 January 3rd, 2017 at 00:55

      because people are fk’n stupid.

    • Budda January 3rd, 2017 at 07:58

      The Electoral College, that’s why. The majority of voters were against him.

    • robert January 3rd, 2017 at 23:40

      Last I read 280 million over Trump’s popular votes are asking the same question.
      It gives a new answer to the slogan [ get out and vote ]

  6. Willys41 January 3rd, 2017 at 10:11

    This ship of fools.

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