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Donald Trump Won't be Pleased With What a Third of Americans Say Would be the Best Thing About His Presidency

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Harsh answers for the brash front-runner.

Donald Trump speaks at Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University, Jan. 19, 2016. (Getty Images/Aaron P. Bernstein)

According to one-in-three Americans, the best thing about a potential Trump presidency would be "nothing," a new Gallup survey revealed Wednesday.

Overall, a plurality of respondents, 33 percent, said that "nothing" would be the best thing about a Trump presidency. Ten percent said the best thing about Trump being president would be the fact that he is a "good businessman" and that he "follows through" with promises.

Donald Trump speaks at Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University Jan. 19. (Getty Images/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Another 9 percent cited his immigration policy, while 8 percent said his honesty would be the best characteristic of a Trump presidency.

However, the responses generally fell along partisan lines: 54 percent of Democratic-leaning voters gave the "nothing" answer, while just 11 percent of Republican-leaning voters did the same.

When asked if a Trump presidency would be "better than we have" currently, only 2 percent of Republican voters cited that as the best thing about Trump being president. On the other hand, zero Democrats said Trump would be better than President Barack Obama.

When asked about the worst things a Trump presidency could bring, 54 percent of the respondents cited Trump's personal characteristics — "too brash," "arrogance," "lacks experience," "racist," "offensive," "an embarrassment," "a bully" and "sexist" — while just 21 percent cited his policy positions.

Another 6 percent of respondents said the worst thing about a Trump presidency would be the fact that he was actually president.

The survey of 1,012 adults was conducted between Jan. 6-10. It has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.

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