Poll: Trump’s ‘Impulsive’ Behavior Bothers Voters

Poll: Trump's 'Impulsive' Behavior Bothers Voters

President Donald Trump’s conduct on foreign policy and national security has rattled voters, according to a recent poll from a left-leaning group.


The nonprofit organization National Security Action commissioned the poll, which surveyed just over 1,000 people from July 17-23. The results show that most voters think Trump “acts impulsively and recklessly” on national security issues and “a healthy majority of voters believe that Trump is making America less respected in the world, and a plurality believe that he is making America less safe,” according to the press release.


  • 47 percent of voters think Trump is making America less safe
  • 38 percent think he is making the U.S. more safe
  • 57 percent of voters think Trump is making America less respected in the world
  • 30 percent think he is making the U.S. more respected

Although most approve of Trump’s handling national security overall, most disapprove of his conduct with other countries, especially Russia, China and North Korea.


  • 56 percent approve of Trump’s handling national security
  • 50 percent disapprove of his handling relations with North Korea
  • 51 percent disapprove of his handling relations with China
  • 57 percent disapprove of his handling relations with Russia

Most voters also are displeased with his handling of U.S. relations with other countries, allies, and of economic trade.


The vast majority of Republicans, nine out of ten, approve of Trump on national security, while about one-in-four Democrats agree.


Most voters either disapprove or have mixed feelings about Trump’s judgment or temperament, while only one-third approve of his national security policies and think he has the right judgment and temperament to be commander in chief.


The poll was conducted online by Hart Research from July 17-23, surveying just over 1,000 people.



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