More registered US voters have a higher opinion of United Airlines than President Donald J. Trump.
At least that’s what the results from a new poll by the Public Policy Polling (PPP) indicate.
According to the poll, 42% of respondents said they think more of United Airlines than Trump, while 40% of respondents said they had a higher opinion of Trump. Eighteen per cent said they were not sure.
United Airlines has come under fire in the last few weeks for the forcible removal of a 69-year-old man from one of its planes. The incident happened on April 9 aboard a plane in Chicago heading to Louisville.
The passenger, David Dao, was dragged off the plane by Chicago Aviation police officers after refusing to give up his seat on the plane. A fellow passenger recorded the incident and the video quickly went viral.
Despite the backlash, though, the poll shows Americans still have a slightly higher opinion of the airline than they do of the president.
But that isn’t saying much for United. The poll also shows that 47% of respondents have an unfavorable view of United. And when asked which airline was the worst, participants overwhelmingly said it was the Chicago-based company.
In fact, 40% per cent of those polled said United Airlines was the worst US airline. Ten per cent said American Airlines, 8% said Southwest, 6% said Delta, and 37% said something else.
The poll conducted by PPP surveyed 648 people on April 17 and April 18 and there is a 3.9% margin of error.