Between the lines: Although 51% think the Trump administration is not competent at managing the federal government, and only 46% believe it is competent, that’s actually slightly better than similar SurveyMonkey polling in October and November 2017 — when 41% said the administration said the Trump administration is competent and 57% said it’s not.

The voter subgroups Axios is tracking are split on this. White suburban women and #NeverHillary independents are narrowly divided on the administration’s competence, rural voters are solidly behind the administration, and millennials and African American women are convinced it’s incompetent.

Americans’ views are significantly swayed by their opinions of Trump: 81% of those who already disapprove of Trump believe the reports of “significant resistance” within the White House, but 73% of those who approve of him disbelieve those claims.