Speed Reads


The first word that came to mind when people summed up Trump's first year in office was 'disaster'

The No. 1 word Americans used to describe President Trump's first year in office was "disaster," a new Quinnipiac University poll found using an open-ended question that garnered the same unhappy answer from 69 different people. The second most popular word was "chaotic," with 62 people using it, followed by "successful," "horrible," "great," "good," "terrible," "embarrassing," and a diplomatic few who said "interesting." Twenty-one people enthused that Trump's first year was "awesome," while five others went ahead and called it a "catastrophe."

Asked to give the president a grade, 39 percent of voters gave Trump an "F" and 16 percent gave him an "A."

In May, Quinnipiac ran a similar poll asking voters to answer with the first word that came to mind when they thought of President Trump. The first three most popular words were "idiot," "incompetent," and "liar."

The Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday surveyed 1,106 voters between Jan. 5-9 and has a margin of error of 3.6 percent. Read the full results here.