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Most Americans express negative views of Trump’s conduct in office: Poll

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US President Donald Trump waves as he departs the White House on March 5, 2020. (AFP photo)

A majority of Americans express negative views about the way President Donald Trump conducts himself while in office and disagree with him on most of the important issues facing the country, according to a new national survey.

Just 15 percent of US adults say they like the way Trump conducts himself as president, according to the Pew Research Center survey published Thursday.

A far larger share, 53 percent, say they don’t like his characteristics, while another 30 percent say they have mixed feelings, the poll found.

Most Americans also do not agree with Trump on most of the important problems facing the US.

Only 42 percent say they agree with the president on many or nearly all of the top issues facing the country today, while 58 percent say they agree with him on few or almost no issues.

Most Americans say Trump is self-centered, prejudiced

A sizable majority of Americans disapprove of Trump in assessing a number of his specific traits, with 80 percent using the phrase “self-centered” to describe him, while 59 percent view him as “prejudiced”.

Only about a third say Trump is “honest” and “morally upstanding”. Just 27 percent say the description “even-tempered” applies to Trump.

Views of Trump’s temperament have been widely negative since he took office.

"The American public has long expressed negative views of some of Donald Trump’s personal traits and behaviors, including his temperament and his tweeting," Pew said.

In a Pew survey conducted last year, just 28 percent said Trump was even-tempered.

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