Former President Donald Trump had one major stated goal throughout his tenure in office: To make America great again. But according to a new poll from Morning Consult and Politico, the majority of voters believe he failed in that promise.
Among all voters, 39% thought he made America great again, while 57% thought he did not. The view that Trump achieved the aim of his longtime slogan was held by a majority of Republicans, but a minority of Independents and just 15% of Democrats.
The poll, which was conducted Jan. 15-17, 2021, surveyed 1,993 registered voters, and had a margin of error of 2 percentage points, found that 21% of respondents considered Trump one of the best presidents, 13% above average, 8% about the same as others, 9% below average, and 46% — a plurality of respondents — “one of the worst” presidencies.
While 46% of voters saying that Trump was one of the worst presidents ever is interesting, what’s notable is how pervasive that view was among respondents despite difference in gender, age, race, ideology, and more.
The view that Trump’s presidency was “one of the worst” was held by:
- 48% of those 65 and older as well as 41% of those 18 to 34
- Not just 49% of moderates, but even 15% of conservatives
- 48% of those making less than $50,000 per year as well as 43% of those making over $100,000
- 42% of white people, 44% of Hispanic or Latino people, and 69% percent of Black people
- 50% of Suburbanites
- 42% of people who live in a military household
- 9% of people who said they voted for Donald Trump in 2016
Among Republicans, 50% said they thought Trump would count among the best of presidents, and 23% count him above average. That said, 7% rate him below average and 8% one of the worst, or about one-in-seven in his own party rating his presidency as worse than typical.