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Only 16 percent of Americans like the way Trump behaves, poll finds

Only 16 percent of Americans "like" how President Trump "conducts himself as president," a new Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday revealed. A notable 58 percent of Americans reported they did not like Trump's conduct, while 25 percent said they have "mixed feelings" about it.

Republicans approved of Trump's conduct more than Democrats did, but still only 34 percent of Republicans reported liking the president's behavior. Meanwhile, 46 percent of Republicans reported having "mixed feelings," and 19 percent flat out said they disliked Trump's conduct. Just 2 percent of Democrats reported liking the president's conduct, while a whopping 89 percent said they did not.

In another striking finding, the poll revealed that nearly half — 45 percent — of Americans agree with the president on "no or almost no" issues. Only 31 percent of Republicans agree with Trump on "all or nearly all" issues.

The poll was conducted Aug. 15-21 among 1,893 adults. Its overall margin of error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.