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Most Americans don't like Trump's conduct as president

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Most Americans don't like the way President Donald Trump conducts himself as president - and many Republicans say he should listen more to seasoned party leaders, a new poll indicates.

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The survey, conducted by Pew Research Center, found that 58 percent of Republicans and right-leaning independents said Trump should listen more to GOP members with experience working in government - compared with 34 percent who said he should not.

Among conservative Republicans, 52 percent said he needs to listen more.

A majority of all respondents (58 percent) also said they don't like the way Trump conducts himself as president. A quarter said they have mixed feelings on the issue, and 16 percent said they like the way he conducts himself.

Thirty-four percent of GOP and right-leaning respondents said they like Trump's conduct as president, 19 percent do not, and 46 percent have mixed feelings. Nearly 90 percent of Democrats said they don't like the president's conduct.

When asked whether they think Trump is selfish, 41 percent of Republicans said they believe he is "very" or "fairly" selfish - compared with 85 percent of Democrats who responded that way.

When asked whether the president is "very" or "fairly" prejudiced, 31 percent of Republicans said no and 75 percent of Democrats said yes.

The survey also found that 31 percent of Republicans agree with Trump on all or nearly all issues, and 38 percent back him on many, but not all, issues.

Fifteen percent of everyone surveyed agree with Trump on all issues, while 45 percent agree on "no or almost no issues."

The margin of error was 2.6 percentage points.


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