Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is intelligent but not level headed

Trump touted the poll's results but almost half of voters said Obama deserves credit

In the Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 39 percent of voters gave Trump a failing grade of F, while another 17 percent barely passed him with a D. Trump received an A or a B from 32 percent of voters.

Quinnipiac also quizzed voters on whether they feel Trump was intelligent and fit for the Oval Office. "That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll", he wrote on Twitter.

His job approval rating is 36 percent.

The Quinnipiac Poll showed two-thirds of Americans believe the country's economy is "excellent" or "good", but voters where split over who is responsible for the economic growth, with 49 percent saying former President Barack Obama is more responsible and 40 percent saying Trump had more to do with it.

Trump on Saturday sent a flurry of tweets in defense of his intelligence and fitness for office, wherein he brandished his personal successes to support his assertion that he's a "very stable genius".

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"Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, 37 percent of voters say, as 29 percent say his policies are hurting the economy and 30 percent say these policies are not making much difference", the Quinnipiac news release says.

More than half of the 43 words uttered about Trump's freshman year at least five times, 25, were negative, while just 10 were positive and eight were considered neutral, including "interesting" and "different".

When asked who was more responsible for the current economic conditions, nearly half of respondents, 49 percent, said former President Obama, while 40 percent named President Trump.

The poll was done January 5-9 with person-to-person interviews.

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