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51% voters say Donald Trump isn't fit to serve as President: Quinnipiac pol

49% of voters in the poll were in favour of the Democrats winning control of the Senate in 2018

IANS  |  New York 

President Donald Trump. Photo: PTI
President Donald Trump. Photo: PTI

A majority of American voters have said that was not "fit to serve as the President", according to a poll, with 51 per cent of respondents saying they were embarrassed to have him running the US.

According to the Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday, 59 per cent said Trump was not honest, 60 per cent said he does not have good leadership skills and 61 per cent said he does not share their values, reports Politico.

Notably, voters said — 69 per cent to 26 per cent — that Trump should stop tweeting.

The survey highlighted deep divisions along racial lines. Fifty per cent of white voters said Trump was fit to serve, while 94 per cent of black voters said he was not fit for the role, Hispanic voters were split 60 per cent to 40 per cent.

Overall, 62 per cent of voters disapproved of the way the handled race relations. Sixty per cent of voters said Trump was doing more to divide the country than unite it.

More than disapproved of Trump's fitness for office. Ninety-four per cent of said Trump was not fit to be President, while 84 per cent of responded that he was fit for the job.

Independent voters were split, with 57 saying he was fit and 40 per cent saying he was not.

Forty-nine per cent of voters in the poll were in favour of the winning control of the Senate in 2018.

The poll was conducted September 21 to 26 via phone, among 1,412 voters nationwide.

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First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 16:29 IST