The new poll was conducted between the 20th and 22nd August 2017, and asked 1,500 US adults for their views on a variety of political issues.
A striking total of 53% said they did not think that the incumbent US president has the temperament to do the job he was elected to do by the American people. In contrast, 32% said they think he does have the temperament.
On top of this, 56% of poll respondents said that Trump does not have the experience to do the job while 30% disagreed.
Furthermore, only 34% said that Trump was qualified to be president compared to the 53% who said he was unqualified.
When these figures are compared to those for the same questions asked back in January when Trump first became president, there is a slight difference. The first YouGov/Economist poll to ask this in Trump's presidency, conducted between the 20th and 23rd January, found that 47% of Americans thought that Donald Trump did not have the temperament to be US president, well ahead of the 36% in disagreement.
A total of 42% said he was qualified to be president compared to 45% who said he was unqualified. Additionally, 48% said he was too inexperienced whereas just 37% said he had enough experience.
Donald Trump’s approval ratings are plummeting, and these ratings about his ability to do America’s top job are a part of that story. That all said, Trump is a man who defies expectations. For any other president, these ratings could mean the end, but for Donald Trump, anything is possible.