39 percent of Americans grade Trump's first year an 'F'

Trump touts a poll that's terrible for him

While nearly two-thirds of US voters, 66 percent, described the nation's economy as good or excellent - the highest percentage in Quinnipiac polls going back to 2001 - nearly half of them, 49 percent, gave the credit to former President Barack Obama, while 40 percent credited Trump.

Sixty-six percent is the highest positive rating for the economy since Quinnipiac University began asking the question in 2001.

Almost half of voters, or 49%, say Obama is "more responsible for the current state of the economy", as opposed to the 40% of voters who say Trump deserves the credit.

The poll, taken January 5-9, from Quinnipiac included 1,106 voter opinions and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

The poll released found that 40 percent of voters said Trump was "more responsible for the current state of the economy", while 49 percent believed that former President Barack Obama shared more responsibility.

Recent poll numbers suggest Democratic voters will be more likely to head to the polls in the upcoming election than Republicans.


President Donald Trump acknowledges applause after speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.

In terms of grading, the poll found that the largest portion of respondents, 39 percent, give Trump an "F" for this first year in office, while 17 percent give him a "D", 16 percent give him a "A", 16 percent give him a "B" and 11 percent give him a "C".

Thirty-seven percent of respondents said Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, while 29 percent said he is hurting the economy, and 30 percent said the administration's policies are not making a difference.

But perhaps most frightening, 69 percent of voters believe the president is not level-headed, and 57 percent believe he is not fit to serve.

The November 21 national poll found 60% of USA women say they've been sexually harassed; Trump job approval still stuck below 40%.

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