Survey: Most people think Trump is intelligent

People think President Trump is intelligent, according to a new poll. A new Gallup poll finds 58 percent of Americans would characterize Trump as intelligent while 40 percent said they wouldn’t.

To his detractors, perhaps this is a surprise, but it’s what the president has been saying all along. Last January, amid concern over his mental health, Trump tweeted he was a “very stable genius.”

According to The Hill, in the 1990s Gallup did ask a similar question regarding both President Clinton and President George H.W. Bush’s intelligence. Both of them scored higher than Trump.

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Trump also scored well on his ability to make decisions -- 51 percent said they would characterize him as a decisive leader. But as we’ve seen, the former businessman is also willing to go it alone.

Only 31 percent said the 45th president “works well with both parties in Washington to get things done.” But with the continued crisis at the southern border, reaching across the aisle may become a necessity.