You are here: Home » News-IANS » Politics
Business Standard

Most Americans think Trump doesn't hire best people: Poll


IANS  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump repeatedly said during the 2016 election that he would "hire the best people" for his administration, but a new poll found that most Americans don't think he delivered on that promise.

The Monmouth University Poll released on Monday found that only 30 per cent of respondents believe that Trump has hired the "best people," with 58 per cent saying he has not, reports Politico news.

Twelve per cent of those polled responded either that the President's hiring record was mixed or that they did not know about his hiring record.

Trump's White House has experienced a higher-than-usual turnover and several of his hires for his 2016 campaign and administration have made news in recent weeks.

Paul Manafort, who ran Trump's presidential campaign in2016, is awaiting a jury verdict on tax evasion and bank fraud charges as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference.

Meanwhile, longtime Trump loyalist Omarosa Manigault Newman made headline over the last week as she embarks on a press tour to promote her new tell-all book, including the release of secret recordings she made during her time in the White House.

The Monmouth poll found that about three-quarters of respondents were aware of Manafort's trial and Manigault Newman's book release, Politico reported.

Respondents held a dim view of how the Trump White House operates in general with just 19 per cent said that they were "very confident" in the way that the President's advisers and staff are handling their jobs and 23 per cent saying they were "somewhat confident" in White House personnel.

More than half said they were "not too confident" or "not at all confident".

The poll was conducted by phone from August 15 to 19 with 805 adults in the US.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, August 21 2018. 11:20 IST