Most Americans Think Trump Usually Lies, But Like Him Anyway, Poll Shows

Despite President Donald Trump's approval rating climbing up this month, a new poll has found that the majority of Americans think POTUS struggles to tell the truth.

An NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released on Wednesday shows that 61 percent of people believe Trump only tells the truth some of the time or never tells the truth.

This is compared with the 76 percent of Republican respondents who think Trump tells the truth all or most of the time, and the 22 percent of Republicans who think the president tells the truth just some of the time, or less.

Unsurprisingly, Democrat voters were most likely to believe Trump struggles with telling the truth, with 94 percent of Democrats and 76 percent of independents believing that the president only tells the truth some of the time, or less.

But despite the majority of people of the 10,163 Americans surveyed by the poll thinking that the president has a problem with telling the entire truth, this does not appear to have had a big impact on Trump's overall approval rating, The Hill reported.

Indeed, of the 22 percent of Republican voters who believed Trump often does not tell the truth, more than half said they approved of the job he was doing in the White House, while the same survey shows President Trump's approval rating at 45 percent.

Meanwhile, a weekly average poll from Gallup shows Trump's approval rating currently stands at 42 percent, following a dip in the middle of April when it stood at just 38 percent.

This uptick follows Trump's first ever state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron, and the historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea, for which some have suggested Trump should receive a Nobel Peace Prize.

The NBC News/SurveryMonkey poll was conducted between April 20-27, and has an error estimate of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

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