How People Perceive Trump
How People Perceive Trump

By Dyfed Loesche (Statista)

A year has passed since Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States. When it comes to evaluating his qualities as a leader there's is a hefty partisan divide. These charts show the share of respondents who approve/disapprove Trump's performance and views on how selected leadership traits are well suited to describe Donald Trump.

No Common Ground on Trump's Leadership Qualities

There still is a big partisan divide over which leadership qualities Republicans and Democrats see in U.S. President Donald Trump. The most agreed on character trait according to research institute Gallup is competitiveness.

Many Democrats would go with describing the president as putting an emphasis on success, being intense and enthusiastic. Most other qualities, such as courage, vision and caring about individuals seem to be only apparent to Republicans and their supporters.

Being knowledgeable wasn't one of the criteria Gallup chose to be an important leadership trait.

This chart shows views on how selected leadership traits are well suited to describe Donald Trump (in percent)

No Common Ground on Trump's Leadership Qualities
No Common Ground on Trump's Leadership Qualities

How People Perceive Trump's Performance

U.S. president Donald Trump's average job approval ratings have dropped from 43.3 percent just after his inauguration in January to 38.7 percent in November, according to poll data aggregated by RealClearPolitics. However, the level of approval/disapproval seems to be pretty stable for now. The website sources an array of most recent polls by different institutes and media outlets for added accuracy.

This chart shows the average share of respondents who approve/disapprove with Trump's performance (in percent) .

How People Perceive Trump's Performance
How People Perceive Trump's Performance

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