Majority of Americans say President Trump not a good role model for children
January 29, 2018
(NATIONAL) -- Did you ever image you'd see a day when Americans would say the President of the United States is not a good role model for kids?
Well, that day has arrived. Ninety percent of US voters says it’s important for a president to be a good role model for kids, but less than a third believe that President Donald Trump is a good role model foe the country's children.
By a wide margin of 67 percent to 29 percent, Americans don’t consider Trump a good role model for children, according to the survey which was done from Jan. 19 to 23.
In fact, every gender, age, racial group or political party – except for Republicans — say that Trump is not a good role model.
Those who identify as Republicans said by a 72 percent to 22 percent margin that the New York billionaire was indeed a good role model for children.
White voters with no college degree, a big part of Trump's base, said by a 54 percent to 41 percent that he was not a good role model for children.
"For President Donald Trump, it's a troubling trifecta: Stagnant approval numbers, low grades on most character traits and the reality that if parents are looking for someone their kids should emulate, that person is not residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
"Only 27 percent of American voters say they are proud to have Donald Trump as president, while 53 percent say they are embarrassed - a 2-1 negative.
Details on the poll here