PublicationsOctober 1, 2018

Trump Gets Negative Ratings for Many Personal Traits, but Most Say He Stands Up for His Beliefs

Donald Trump receives generally negative ratings from the public across a range of personal traits and characteristics. Just 24% of Americans say Trump is even-tempered, while nearly three times as many (70%) say that description does not apply to him. Fewer than half say that Trump is a strong leader (43%), well-informed (38%), empathetic (36%) […]

PublicationsAugust 23, 2018

Trump Has Met the Public’s Modest Expectations for His Presidency

Survey Report Just prior to the 2016 election, the public had fairly low expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency. Majorities of Americans said that if Trump was elected, he would not be likely to improve the way government works, set a high moral standard for the presidency or achieve other goals.  And for the most part, […]

PublicationsJuly 11, 2018

Obama Tops Public’s List of Best President in Their Lifetime, Followed by Clinton, Reagan

When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president.

PublicationsJanuary 18, 2018

Public Sees Better Year Ahead; Democrats Sharpen Focus on Midterm Elections

A majority of Americans say 2018 will be a better year than 2017, a shift from a year ago when public expectations were far less positive.