Poll: Majority Say President Is 'Unstable'

Only a third of all those polled for a new Morning Consult/Politico poll said President Donald Trump is stable (33%), while a majority said he was reckless (56%) and thin- skinned (52%).

And while Trump and Republicans have most prominently been critical of the mainstream media, more Democrats think the news media "fabricates" stories about Hillary Clinton (43%) than say it doesn't (34%).

The poll was of 1,988 registered voters surveyed Oct. 19-23.

It found that only 35% said the President was honest, while only 33% said he was compassionate.

Nonetheless, Trump's approval rating remains steady at 42% approve, 53% disapprove, which is basically unchanged since late August, according to the researchers.

Only 20% say Trump is responsibile for the current state of healthcare, while 67% say Barack Obama is responsible.

The online poll has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.