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Survey: Trump Rates Low in Trustworthiness

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, only 31% gave President Donald Trump high marks for honesty, while just 28% said he was knowledgeable and 22% rated him high on temperament. 

Even among Republicans the president has some work to do. Fewer than half (43%) gave him a positive rating for any of those three qualities. 

However, when asked whether they approve of the job Trump is doing, 82% of the Republicans polled said yes, while only 6% of Democrats said so (35% of independents approved). 

One bright spot, sort of, is that his 40% approval rating (and 55% disapproval), though historic lows for a new President, are essentially unchanged since May and April. 

The phone poll was conducted June 17-20 among 900 adults. The margin of error is a 3.27 percentage points.

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.