Poll: Majority of voters say Trump isn’t fit to be president



Donald Trump is pictured. | AP Photo

More Democrats than Republicans say President Donald Trump is not fit for the office. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo

A majority of American voters say Donald Trump is not “fit to serve as president,” according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, with 51 percent of respondents saying they are embarrassed to have Trump serve as president.

The poll reports that 59 percent say Trump is not honest, 60 percent say he does not have good leadership skills and 61 percent say he does not share their values.

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Notably, voters say — 69 percent to 26 percent — that Trump should stop tweeting.

The survey highlighted deep divisions along racial lines. Fifty percent of white voters say Trump is fit to serve, while 94 percent of black voters say he is not fit for the role; Hispanic voters are split 60 percent to 40 percent. Overall, 62 percent of voters disapprove of the way the president has handled race relations. Sixty percent of voters say Trump is doing more to divide the country than unite it.

The poll also revealed divisions among men and women. Men are divided 49 percent to 49 percent, while 63 percent of women say Trump is not fit.

More Democrats than Republicans disapprove of Trump’s fitness for office. Ninety-four percent of Democrats say Trump is not fit to be president, while 84 percent of Republicans responded that he is fit for the job. Independent voters are split, with 57 saying he is fit and 40 percent saying he isn’t.

Forty-nine percent of voters in the poll are in favor of Democrats winning control of the Senate in 2018.

The poll was conducted Sept. 21-26 by phone, among 1,412 voters nationwide.

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