Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans say Trump is a strong leader who keeps his promises

Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans say Trump is a strong leader who keeps his promises
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 9: President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his victory tour across the country. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

During the elections, polls were not kind to now President Donald Trump, but they certainly seem to be now. A new Gallup poll released today shows that most Americans view Trump as a strong leader, but even more of them believe he’s a President who keeps his promises.

According those polled, 62 percent believe that Trump “keeps his promises.” Moreover, 59 percent believe he “is a strong and decisive leader.”

Most surprisingly, over half of Americans believe Trump “can bring about the changes this country needs” at 53 percent.

While this are good numbers, Americans views on Trump aren’t so high in other areas. 44 percent believe that Trump “can manage the government effectively,” and only 42 percent believe that Trump “is honest and trustworthy.”

Recently, Emerson College did their own polling on whether or not Trump was trustworthy, and found that while Americans still found Trump trustworthy in the fortieth percentile, they still believe that he is more trustworthy than the media.

There are obvious biases down party lines when it comes to deciding whether or not Trump qualifies for any of the questions asked, however as Gallup points out, even a solid chunk of Democrats believe Trump keeps his promises.

Democrats and Democratic leaners are much less positive in general, but, on a relative basis, are most likely to say that Trump keeps his promises — 36% say this applies. Also, 29% of Democrats believe Trump is a strong and decisive leader, and 20% say he can bring about the changes the country needs.

While comparisons to other presidents are difficult as Gallup usually conducts these polls further into presidencies, George W. Bush had a slightly higher approval rating on more of the questions asked than Trump, with the exception of whether or not he is a strong leader, which Trump seems to dominate as one of his qualities.

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