The greatest achievements and failures of the Trump administration, according to voters

Candice JaimungalSocial Media Contributor
October 27, 2020, 7:00 PM UTC

In the latest Yahoo News/YouGov Poll, voters reflected on what they think are the greatest accomplishments and failures of the Trump administration.  

The Trump administration’s greatest accomplishments 

Boosting the stock market tops the list of ten issues the survey asked respondents to judge the Trump administration on, with most voters (54%) considering it a “major accomplishment”. One in three (35%) Biden supporters begrudged the president this achievement – far more than did so for any other. 

While Trump supporters are much more likely to consider boosting the stock market a major achievement (80%), this only places it fifth on their list. 

For the largest number of the president’s backers (92%), the greatest achievement of the Trump administration has been creating jobs, followed by lowering taxes (84%). 

The Trump administration’s greatest failures 

Registered voters are most likely to label managing COVID-19 (62%) and preserving the environment (60%) the greatest failures of the Trump administration. 

Biden voters also consider both of these issues to represent the administration’s greatest failures (at 91% and 84% respectively), although “helping Black Americans” ties for joint-second place. 

For their part, Trump supporters are most likely to say the administration’s greatest failure is their lack of success in "draining the swamp", at 22%. 

See the toplines and crosstabs from this week’s Yahoo News/YouGov Poll  

Methodology: The Yahoo! News survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,500 U.S. registered voters interviewed online between October 23-25, 2020. This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, as well as 2016 Presidential vote, registration status, geographic region, and news interest. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be representative of all U.S registered voters. The margin of error for the entire sample is ±3.0% 

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