Recent information from Trump’s tax filings paints a different picture. But despite news stories about his enterprises running up losses so great that they afforded him massive write-downs, most voters still see the president as a successful businessman, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.
A majority, 54 percent, say they think Trump has been successful in business, the poll shows, while 36 percent say he has been unsuccessful. One in 10 voters say they have no opinion about his success.
Fully 85 percent of Republican voters say Trump has been successful, while only 10 percent say he’s been unsuccessful. Democratic voters see Trump’s business career differently: Three in 10, 30 percent, say he’s been successful, while 61 percent say he’s been unsuccessful. Among independents, 49 percent say Trump has been successful, and 34 percent say he’s been unsuccessful.