Poll: Voters prefer United Airlines to Trump


Registered voters have a higher opinion of United Airlines, which faced a backlash for forcibly removing a passenger from one of its jets, than President Trump, according to a new poll.

Forty-two percent in a new survey out Thursday from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) say they prefer United to Trump, while 40 percent favor Trump instead.

Pollsters found generally negative attitudes toward United, with 47 percent viewing it unfavorably. Twenty-three percent see the airline favorably.

PPP discovered Trump fares worse than United, with 52 percent of respondents considering him unfavorably and 43 percent favorably.

United was ranked in the survey as America’s worst airline, with 40 percent putting it at the bottom of the list. Thirty-seven percent picked “something else,” while 10 percent said American Airlines, 8 percent said Southwest Airlines and 6 percent responded Delta Airlines.

Footage of security officers in Chicago roughly dragging David Dao off a Louisville-bound flight aircraft earlier this month went viral, sparking global backlash.

Dao’s attorney claimed last week that the 69-year-old doctor suffered a concussion, broken nose and lost two teeth during the incident.

Dao, who was randomly selected to relinquish his seat, was ousted after refusing to give up his spot to help accommodate four United personnel on the overbooked flight.

PPP conducted its latest survey of 648 registered voters via online and landline telephone interviews from April 17-18. It has a 3.9 percent margin of error.

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