Trump cites a poll that finds US citizens have faith in the economy but question his mental fitness

President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump.
Thomson Reuters

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning tweeted about a recent Quinnipiac poll that found 66% of US voters thought the economy was in good or excellent shape, but the same poll also gave him low marks for mental fitness.

While most US voters in the poll (53%) thought Trump was intelligent, 69% thought he was not level-headed and 57% said he was not fit to serve as president.

The poll was carried out from Friday to Tuesday. Trump on Saturday sent a flurry of tweets in defense of his intelligence and fitness for office, wherein he brandished his personal successes to support his assertion that he’s a “very stable genius.”

Overall, the poll clocked Trump’s approval rating at 36%, which has changed little during his first year in office. The same poll found that a plurality of voters (39%) graded Trump’s first year in office as an F.

Quinnipiac said the poll surveyed 1,106 voters nationwide and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.