Donald Trump will make a presidential visit to Texas to survey the damage wrought by Harvey – reports say he will visit Corpus Christi – and to drop in on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s operations center in Austin. We last polled Texans’ attitudes toward the president in the June 2017 University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll – some highlights are presented below. For a compendium of every poll item related to Trump going back to the 2016 primary and campaign, see this search result in our poll archive.
Trump’s job approval numbers in Texas in June were underwater overall – 43% approved, 51% disapproved. This was a decline from his February numbers (46/44).
|Neither approve nor disapprove||6%|
|Neither approve nor disapprove||8%|
Trump's overall dip was driven mainly by an unsurprising intensification of Democratic disapproval and some movement of uncommitted independents, as the party identification cross tabulations illustrate. There was some noticeable weakening of the intensity of support among Republicans, but not in the overall levels of GOP support.
|Neither approve nor disapprove||3%||10%||6%|
|Neither approve nor disapprove||7%||18%||7%|
The views of Trump’s traits – we asked about his trustworthiness to follow up on a similar item we has asked during the campaign, as well as about his temperament and competence – also reveal perceptions strongly colored by partisan identification. Overall, for example, 55% said that Trump was not “honest and trustworthy.” The majority is a result of the nearly universal negative consensus among Democrats (91%) and a large plurality of independents (49%), joined by a small but not insignificant number of Republicans who were similarly skeptical (21%).
Similar patterns are in evidence in the other trait assessments, as well as matters related to Russia.
|Don't know enough to say||16%|
|Don't know enough to say||19%||24%||12%|