United States President Donald Trump is certainly one of the most polarizing politicians that the country has seen. Most people either really love Trump, or they really hate him, there are not many people out there who are indifferent or have yet to make up their mind about him.
A 2017 poll conducted by ABC News and Washington Post asked respondents the following question: “What ONE WORD best describes your impression of Trump? Just the one word that best describes him.”
A total of 1,002 people responded to the poll, and 942 of those respondents, (94 percent) gave an answer, while 60 people declined to give any answers.
384 unique responses were collected in the poll and the most common answer was “incompetent,” with a total 4 percent of the vote. Not everyone was so harsh though, the word “strong” came in with 3 percent of the vote, which was the most common positive word used to describe the president. Other positive words included “determined,” “American” and “patriotic.”
The ten most common words that were given by the respondents were, “incompetent,” “arrogant,” “strong,” “idiot,” “egotistical,” “ignorant,” “great,” “racist,” “a——” and “narcissistic.”
Some of the words were too profane for the Post to publish, so six of the words had to be abbreviated or censored for final publication.
Oddly enough, no one described the president as “conservative” or “Republican,” which means that these answers focused more on persona and personality than policy.
The poll was conducted by landline and cellphone calls that were made between September 18th and 21st of 2017, in both English and Spanish. The respondents were all from a random national sample of 1,002 adults.
A 2019 House impeachment inquiry found that Trump solicited foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election from Ukraine to help his re-election bid and then obstructed the inquiry itself. He was impeached by the House on December 18, 2019, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress; he was acquitted of both charges by the Senate on February 5, 2020.