Poll finds most US voters dislike Trump

An overwhelming majority of American voters, 59 percent, do not like President Donald Trump, according to a new poll.

In the Quinnipiac University poll, just 31 percent of voters said they had a favorable opinion about the president, and do not like him as a person.

“For President Trump, another Groundhog Day. His job approval gets another cool reception in midst of the sweltering summer. What does it mean? Simple: The base is hanging in and the rest aren’t buying in,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the survey.

Fifty-four percent of voters said Trump has “emboldened people who hold racist beliefs to express those beliefs publicly.”

This is not the only poll that has shown Trump’s disapproval by the American public. As of Sunday, the president’s approval rating is at 39 percent, according to Gallup.

In a survey conducted by Pew Research Center at the beginning of July, Americans expressed concern that Trump’s tax policies would have a negative effect on the U.S., with 49 percent of respondents saying increases in tariffs would be bad for the country and its trading partners.

The telephone poll, which was conducted Aug. 9 – 13, surveyed 1,175 voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.