In trying to find the right word for US President Donald Trump, American voters are overwhelmingly negative, as 53 voters (not percent) say "idiot" is the first word that comes to mind when they think of the president, followed by 44 voters who say "liar" and 36 voters who say "incompetent," according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
In the same open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 35 voters say "leader," with 35 voters saying "strong," 26 voters saying "a**hole," 21 voters saying "great," 19 voters saying "moron," 18 voters saying "arrogant" and 17 voters saying "disgusting," the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Of the 48 words used by five or more voters, 30 words are negative.
Voters disapprove 57 - 37 percent of the job Trump is doing, consistent with findings for the last four months. Trump has hit or topped the 40 percent approval mark four times since he was inaugurated. His highest approval, 42 percent, was in February.
"President Donald Trump is known for hurling insults and he's getting slammed right back. 'Idiot' is just one of a string of insults thrown his way by American voters," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
If Roy Moore wins the U.S. Senate election in Alabama and becomes a Senator, the Senate should vote to expel him, American voters say 60 - 31 percent. Republicans oppose expelling Moore 65 - 25 percent and white men are split 46 - 45 percent. Every other party, gender, education, age and racial group says expel him.
Women say 67 - 24 percent that Moore should be expelled, and men agree 52 - 40 percent.
Voters disapprove 63 - 21 percent of Trump's endorsement of Moore. Republicans are the only listed group to approve, by an anemic 50 - 25 percent.
"American voters to their Alabama cousins: You may want to send Roy Moore to Washington, but we think the U.S. Senate should send him right back to the Heart of Dixie," Malloy said.
From December 6 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,211 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.
The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts nationwide public opinion surveys, and statewide polls in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado as a public service and for research.