One change that has taken place since Trump’s announcement early this summer is a more nuanced view of him among Republicans. In June, the dominant word Republicans used to describe Trump was “rich.” Now there is a lot more variety in their answers, and since most Republicans like Trump, many of the words they use about him are favorable, including references to his outspokenness.
Trump is regarded as a strong leader by nearly all Republicans – and almost two-thirds of the public overall. But on the other hand, just over a third overall view him as qualified for the job of President (though 61% of Republicans think he is qualified).
There also is doubt about his ability to handle an international crisis: most Americans say they would be uneasy about his approach to that. Republicans are more positive, but fewer than half of them say they would be confident in Trump’s ability in foreign crises.