January 10, 2017 - U.S. Voters Approve Of Obama, Disapprove Of Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump Should Stop Tweeting, Voters Say 2-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters approve 55 - 39 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his best approval rating in seven years, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. These same voters disapprove 51 - 37 percent of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president-elect.

Donald Trump will be a worse president than Barack Obama, 45 percent of voters say, while 34 percent say he will be a better president and 15 percent say he will be about the same, American voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll.

Americans are optimistic 52 - 43 percent about the next four years with Trump as president and say 47 - 31 percent that he will help rather than hurt the nation's economy.

Trump will be a "great" president, 12 percent of voters say; 30 percent say he will be a "good" president; 20 percent say he will be "not so good" and 32 percent say he will be "bad."

The measures of Trump's personal qualities all are more negative than they were in a November 22 Quinnipiac University poll:
  • 53 - 39 percent that he is not honest, compared to 52 - 42 percent November 22;
  • 49 - 44 percent that he has good leadership skills, compared to 56 - 38 percent;
  • 52 - 44 percent that he does not care about average Americans, compared to 51 - 45 percent who said he did care;
  • 62 - 33 percent that he is not level-headed, compared to 57 - 38 percent;
  • 71 - 25 percent that he is a strong person, compared to 74 - 23 percent;
  • 68 - 27 percent that he is intelligent, compared to 74 - 21 percent.
"President Barack Obama leaves the White House a lot more popular than Donald Trump is as he crosses the threshold and saddles up for the most important job in the world," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"President-elect Trump gets points for strength and intelligence, but voters' feelings about his personality traits, empathy, leadership and level-headedness, are headed south."

American voters give President-elect Trump a negative 37 - 51 percent favorability rating, compared to a divided 44 - 46 percent favorability rating November 22. Vice President- elect Mike Pence gets a split 37 - 34 percent favorability rating. First Lady-in-Waiting Melania Trump gets a 29 - 22 percent favorability, with 43 percent who don't know enough about her to form an opinion.

Donald Trump will take the nation in the right direction, 45 percent of American voters say, while 49 percent say he will take the nation in the wrong direction.

His policies will help their personal financial situation, 27 percent of voters say, while 27 percent say they will hurt and 42 percent say they will make no difference.

A total of 44 percent of voters are "very confident" or "somewhat confident" that Trump will make things better for them and their family, while 53 percent are "not very confident" or "not confident at all."

American voters disapprove 40 - 30 percent of the individuals Trump has nominated for his cabinet, with 28 percent who say they haven't heard enough about them.

Trump's election makes them feel "less safe," 45 percent of voters say, while 27 percent say they feel "more safe" and 27 percent say they feel "just as safe."

Voters support 72 - 22 percent, including 52 - 42 percent among Republicans, a review of Trump's finances to identify possible conflicts of interest.

Trump Tweeting

American voters, especially young voters, say 64 - 32 percent that Trump should close his personal Twitter account. Republicans say 49 - 45 percent Trump should keep his Twitter account. Voters in every other party, gender, age and racial group say close the account. Voters 18 to 34 years old say 71 - 26 percent that Trump should close the Twitter account, higher than any other age group.

"140 characters may not be enough to tell Donald Trump just how much Americans want him to knock off the tweeting," Malloy said (in less than 140 characters).

"While the president-elect argues his missives inform, many say stow the phone."

From January 5 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 899 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia and the nation as a public service and for research.

Visit poll.qu.edu or www.facebook.com/quinnipiacpoll

Call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              55%    14%    90%    55%    49%    60%    55%    44%
Disapprove           39     83      8     35     46     34     41     49
DK/NA                 6      3      2     10      5      7      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              60%    57%    50%    53%    43%    55%    49%    70%
Disapprove           30     37     45     43     53     39     45     21
DK/NA                10      6      4      4      4      6      5      8
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              12%    13%    15%     8%    11%    12%     6%    15%
Disapprove           79     75     79     83     80     79     88     76
DK/NA                 9     12      5      8      9      9      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              20%    13%    10%     8%    11%    10%    10%    16%
Disapprove           68     80     81     86     81     82     82     73
DK/NA                12      8      9      6      8      8      8     11
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his responsibilities as president-elect?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    76%    10%    32%    43%    31%    34%    49%
Disapprove           51     12     85     54     43     59     58     34
DK/NA                12     12      5     14     13     11      8     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              31%    36%    40%    40%    49%    35%    42%    22%
Disapprove           51     55     50     51     37     54     46     69
DK/NA                19     10     10      9     15     11     13      9
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            37%    77%     7%    34%    45%    30%    35%    50%
Unfavorable          51     13     85     51     41     60     58     37
Hvn't hrd enough      8      8      7      8      9      7      4      8
REFUSED               4      3      1      7      5      4      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            30%    37%    42%    39%    53%    34%    43%    20%
Unfavorable          51     54     48     50     37     56     47     64
Hvn't hrd enough     12      5      7      8      7      6      6     12
REFUSED               7      4      3      3      3      5      4      4
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Mike Pence favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            37%    75%     7%    32%    42%    32%    40%    46%
Unfavorable          34      3     61     36     28     39     44     25
Hvn't hrd enough     28     22     31     29     27     29     14     28
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      2      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            28%    31%    43%    43%    50%    36%    43%    19%
Unfavorable          36     38     30     30     28     39     34     33
Hvn't hrd enough     36     30     25     25     19     23     21     46
REFUSED               -      1      2      2      2      1      1      2
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Melania Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            29%    56%    10%    26%    29%    28%    29%    39%
Unfavorable          22      4     41     19     17     26     22     15
Hvn't hrd enough     43     35     43     48     46     41     41     41
REFUSED               6      5      6      8      8      5      8      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            24%    24%    36%    31%    36%    32%    34%    15%
Unfavorable          23     25     21     17     14     23     19     31
Hvn't hrd enough     49     44     36     44     42     40     41     48
REFUSED               4      7      6      7      9      5      7      6
 
 
10. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            37%     5%    78%    30%    30%    44%    39%    31%
Unfavorable          52     90     13     56     61     45     56     57
Hvn't hrd enough      6      5      5      8      5      7      3      9
REFUSED               4      -      3      6      4      4      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            38%    40%    33%    39%    26%    43%    35%    45%
Unfavorable          47     50     58     54     68     47     57     40
Hvn't hrd enough      7      7      7      4      5      7      6      7
REFUSED               8      3      2      2      1      3      2      8
 
 
11. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            33%    77%     7%    23%    37%    30%    34%    43%
Unfavorable          55     17     85     59     53     57     62     45
Hvn't hrd enough      8      4      8     11      6     10      2      9
REFUSED               4      2      -      6      4      4      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            31%    31%    35%    35%    44%    34%    39%    18%
Unfavorable          54     56     55     56     50     56     53     62
Hvn't hrd enough      9     10      8      7      4      7      6     15
REFUSED               6      3      2      3      2      3      2      5
 
 
12. Would you like to see President Obama continue to speak out on national issues after he leaves office, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  50%    12%    85%    50%    42%    56%    51%    38%
No                   46     87     12     44     53     40     46     58
DK/NA                 4      1      3      5      5      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  62%    52%    46%    41%    35%    52%    44%    66%
No                   33     43     52     54     60     45     52     29
DK/NA                 6      5      2      4      4      4      4      5
 
 
13. How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Almost all the time   2%     1%     2%     1%     1%     2%     1%     3%
Most of the time     16     17     20     12     16     16     16     15
Some of the time     52     52     51     54     49     55     55     53
Hardly ever          27     28     23     30     31     25     26     26
DK/NA                 3      2      3      3      4      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Almost all the time   2%     2%     2%     1%     1%     2%     2%     1%
Most of the time     18     15     14     13     15     16     15     17
Some of the time     48     53     52     56     52     56     54     46
Hardly ever          27     28     30     26     31     22     26     30
DK/NA                 5      2      2      4      1      3      2      5
 
 
14. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        3%     3%     3%     4%     2%     4%     3%     5%
Smwht satisfied      27     24     31     26     30     23     26     28
Smwht dissatisfied   35     37     32     34     36     34     35     31
Very dissatisfied    33     35     32     33     30     37     35     34
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      2      -      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        2%     2%     5%     4%     3%     5%     4%     2%
Smwht satisfied      25     30     28     24     31     23     27     27
Smwht dissatisfied   44     37     33     28     35     31     33     40
Very dissatisfied    27     31     31     43     30     39     35     29
DK/NA                 2      -      3      2      1      2      1      2
 
 
15. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next four years with Donald Trump as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Optimistic           52%    89%    22%    49%    59%    46%    47%    63%
Pessimistic          43      8     74     46     35     50     50     34
DK/NA                 5      3      4      5      6      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Optimistic           51%    52%    56%    52%    64%    47%    55%    45%
Pessimistic          45     44     42     42     32     50     42     49
DK/NA                 4      5      2      6      4      3      4      6
 
 
16. Do you think that Donald Trump will be a better president than President Obama, a worse president, or will be about the same as President Obama?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               34%    76%     6%    30%    42%    28%    34%    45%
Worse                45      6     83     43     33     55     50     31
About the same       15     14      7     19     18     12     12     20
DK/NA                 6      4      4      8      6      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               26%    31%    38%    41%    47%    33%    40%    19%
Worse                43     50     42     44     30     49     40     59
About the same       29     12     13      9     20     13     16     13
DK/NA                 2      6      7      6      3      5      4      9
 
 
17. Do you think that Donald Trump will be a great president, a good president, a not so good president, or a bad president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Great                12%    26%     2%    10%    13%    11%    10%    18%
Good                 30     58      7     28     38     23     30     37
Not so good          20      8     25     23     18     22     13     20
Bad                  32      2     63     29     24     38     41     19
DK/NA                 6      5      3     10      6      6      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Great                 8%     9%    15%    15%    14%    14%    14%     6%
Good                 33     32     31     29     43     26     34     21
Not so good          25     22     16     18     16     17     17     31
Bad                  32     33     32     31     21     37     29     40
DK/NA                 3      4      6      7      6      6      6      3
 
 
18. Do you think Donald Trump's policies will help the nation's economy, hurt the nation's economy, or won't make a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Help                 47%    85%    16%    43%    55%    40%    45%    60%
Hurt                 31      3     63     26     25     37     35     22
No difference        17      9     17     26     15     19     17     14
DK/NA                 5      3      4      5      6      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Help                 47%    46%    48%    48%    61%    44%    52%    30%
Hurt                 28     33     31     31     20     35     28     41
No difference        20     17     18     15     14     16     15     22
DK/NA                 6      4      4      6      4      4      4      7
 
 
19. Do you think Donald Trump's policies will help your personal financial situation, hurt your personal financial situation, or won't make a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Help                 27%    56%     9%    22%    32%    23%    30%    33%
Hurt                 27      5     48     28     18     35     29     20
No difference        42     37     41     45     46     39     40     43
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      4      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Help                 23%    32%    31%    25%    37%    26%    31%    16%
Hurt                 27     29     26     27     15     32     24     38
No difference        48     37     40     43     45     38     42     42
DK/NA                 2      2      3      5      3      3      3      4
 
 
20. As president, do you think Donald Trump will take the nation in the right direction or the wrong direction?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right direction      45%    86%    11%    41%    52%    38%    42%    57%
Wrong direction      49      6     86     52     40     56     54     36
DK/NA                 7      8      3      7      8      6      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Right direction      39%    42%    48%    48%    58%    43%    50%    28%
Wrong direction      53     50     48     46     36     53     45     61
DK/NA                 8      8      4      6      6      4      5     11
 
 
21. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  39%    76%     9%    38%    45%    34%    33%    53%
No                   53     15     88     53     46     60     62     39
DK/NA                 8     10      3      8      9      6      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  34%    34%    44%    44%    50%    37%    43%    26%
No                   60     59     47     51     43     56     50     66
DK/NA                 6      7      9      5      6      8      7      8
 
 
22. Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  49%    86%    16%    52%    59%    41%    45%    60%
No                   44      9     79     43     35     53     50     33
DK/NA                 6      5      5      6      6      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  50%    47%    52%    49%    64%    43%    53%    39%
No                   42     50     43     43     32     51     42     54
DK/NA                 8      2      5      8      4      6      5      8
 
 
23. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  44%    85%    10%    42%    54%    35%    41%    58%
No                   52     13     88     55     41     62     58     40
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      5      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  44%    41%    47%    46%    61%    39%    49%    28%
No                   54     56     50     52     37     58     48     67
DK/NA                 2      4      3      2      2      2      2      5
 
 
24. Would you say that Donald Trump - is level headed, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  33%    66%     6%    32%    38%    28%    27%    45%
No                   62     26     93     62     56     67     68     49
DK/NA                 5      7      1      6      6      4      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  33%    25%    36%    37%    41%    32%    36%    21%
No                   65     72     59     54     54     62     58     76
DK/NA                 2      4      5      8      5      6      6      3
 
 
25. Would you say that Donald Trump - is a strong person, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  71%    94%    51%    73%    73%    69%    70%    79%
No                   25      4     44     24     22     27     28     18
DK/NA                 4      2      5      3      5      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  64%    73%    75%    73%    78%    71%    74%    62%
No                   30     26     23     22     19     26     23     31
DK/NA                 6      2      2      5      3      3      3      7
 
 
26. Would you say that Donald Trump - is intelligent, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  68%    96%    42%    70%    75%    63%    66%    76%
No                   27      3     53     25     20     33     30     18
DK/NA                 5      1      5      5      5      5      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  64%    70%    72%    69%    77%    66%    72%    59%
No                   31     26     25     25     19     28     24     36
DK/NA                 5      4      3      7      3      6      5      5
 
 
27. Do you feel that Donald Trump - is someone that you can relate to, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  30%    63%     5%    28%    36%    26%    29%    40%
No                   68     35     94     70     61     74     70     59
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      3      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  26%    24%    36%    37%    41%    29%    35%    18%
No                   73     75     63     62     58     69     64     80
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
 
28. Do you feel that Donald Trump - will do more to unite the country as President, or do more to divide the country as President?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unite                40%    81%     8%    36%    47%    34%    36%    55%
Divide               54     13     88     57     44     62     58     41
DK/NA                 6      7      3      7      9      4      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Unite                37%    35%    44%    44%    54%    37%    45%    24%
Divide               57     58     51     51     40     58     49     69
DK/NA                 7      7      6      5      6      5      5      8
 
 
29. How confident are you that Donald Trump will make things better for you and your family; very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very confident       17%    40%     1%    14%    19%    16%    16%    24%
Somewhat confident   27     42      9     30     34     22     28     33
Not so confident     18      9     25     20     16     20     17     16
Not confident at all 35      5     64     35     29     41     38     24
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      3      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very confident        9%    17%    21%    20%    22%    18%    20%     9%
Somewhat confident   32     27     26     26     37     25     30     17
Not so confident     24     19     16     17     16     18     17     23
Not confident at all 33     37     36     35     24     38     31     49
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      1      2      2
 
 
30. As president, do you think Donald Trump will mostly bring the right kind of change to the country, mostly bring the wrong kind of change, or will not really bring much change either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right change         38%    82%     6%    32%    46%    30%    40%    48%
Wrong change         35      5     67     33     25     44     43     22
Not much change      24     10     25     31     25     23     16     28
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      3      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Right change         28%    35%    42%    42%    53%    36%    44%    18%
Wrong change         27     44     35     34     23     40     32     47
Not much change      43     18     21     19     22     21     22     30
DK/NA                 1      4      2      4      2      3      2      5
 
 
35. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - place all of his business holdings into a blind trust, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           66%    54%    77%    69%    66%    66%    72%    61%
No                   22     32     14     19     24     20     18     26
DK/NA                12     15      9     12     10     14     10     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           57%    65%    66%    75%    67%    66%    66%    68%
No                   31     21     24     13     25     19     22     22
DK/NA                12     13      9     12      8     15     12     10
 
 
39. Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of the individuals President-elect Trump has nominated to be a part of his Cabinet, or haven't you heard enough about them?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              30%    65%     4%    27%    37%    25%    35%    37%
Disapprove           40      3     73     42     32     47     49     26
Hvn't hrd enough     28     31     21     30     27     28     16     35
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      3      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              20%    27%    39%    34%    45%    28%    36%    15%
Disapprove           42     45     39     35     28     45     37     49
Hvn't hrd enough     34     28     21     29     25     26     26     33
REFUSED               4      -      1      2      2      -      1      3
 
 
40. Do you approve or disapprove of President-elect Trump's pick of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              23%    48%     7%    19%    29%    18%    28%    26%
Disapprove           35      8     65     32     29     40     45     23
Hvn't hrd enough     40     44     27     47     39     40     26     49
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      3      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              19%    23%    28%    23%    35%    20%    27%    13%
Disapprove           31     42     35     33     26     41     34     41
Hvn't hrd enough     47     34     36     44     38     38     38     44
REFUSED               2      1      2      1      1      1      1      3
 
 
41. Do you approve or disapprove of President-elect Trump's pick of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              29%    59%     7%    25%    34%    23%    31%    35%
Disapprove           34      5     63     33     30     38     45     23
Hvn't hrd enough     35     35     29     40     33     37     23     41
REFUSED               2      -      1      2      3      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              24%    25%    34%    30%    41%    26%    33%    16%
Disapprove           32     40     31     35     29     38     34     37
Hvn't hrd enough     42     34     34     33     29     35     32     44
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      1      1      1      4
 
 
46. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             4%     -      6%     4%     4%     4%     3%     3%
Good                 42     29     60     40     43     41     51     34
Not so good          34     43     24     35     33     35     30     34
Poor                 19     25     10     21     18     21     16     28
DK/NA                 2      2      -      -      3      -      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             3%     3%     3%     4%     3%     3%     3%     6%
Good                 45     46     41     38     42     43     42     43
Not so good          37     32     33     37     33     31     32     38
Poor                 13     19     22     20     20     23     22     12
DK/NA                 2      -      1      1      2      -      1      2
 
 
46a. (If economy excellent/good q46) How much credit do you give President Obama for the state of the nation's economy; a lot, some, not much, or none at all?
                     ECONOMY EXCELLENT/GOOD Q46...........................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                59%    26%    76%    54%    56%    61%    51%    60%
Some                 29     38     23     31     30     29     32     27
Not much              9     28      1     10     11      7     13      9
None at all           3      6      -      5      3      3      4      3
DK/NA                 -      2      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
 
46b. (If economy excellent/good q46) How much credit do you give President-elect Trump for the state of the nation's economy; a lot, some, not much, or none at all?
                     ECONOMY EXCELLENT/GOOD Q46...........................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                 5%     9%     3%     4%     7%     3%     3%     1%
Some                 12     35      5     11     14     11      7     19
Not much             15     15     12     18     12     17     17     15
None at all          65     36     79     61     64     66     72     57
DK/NA                 3      4      2      5      3      4      2      7
 
 
46c. (If economy not so good/poor q46) How much blame do you give President Obama for the state of the nation's economy; a lot, some, not much, or none at all?
                     ECONOMY NOT SO GOOD/POOR Q46.........................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                40%    64%    13%    32%    46%    35%    44%    51%
Some                 31     26     23     40     34     29     35     28
Not much             17      2     31     22     12     22     15     13
None at all           9      6     30      3      7     11      5      5
DK/NA                 2      2      3      2      1      3      1      4
 
 
46d. (If economy not so good/poor q46) How much blame do you give President-elect Trump for the state of the nation's economy; a lot, some, not much, or none at all?
                     ECONOMY NOT SO GOOD/POOR Q46.........................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                 4%     4%     9%     2%     2%     6%     1%     2%
Some                  9      9     16      7      8     10      9     11
Not much             12     11     13     12     11     13     10     17
None at all          69     70     57     73     74     65     73     65
DK/NA                 6      5      5      5      5      6      6      5
 
 
47. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               40%    41%    43%    39%    47%    35%    38%    37%
Worse                14     15     11     15     10     17     14     14
The same             44     42     45     45     40     48     45     49
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      1      2      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               47%    39%    42%    35%    43%    33%    37%    50%
Worse                 9     15     12     18     11     17     14     12
The same             40     45     45     45     45     49     47     35
DK/NA                 3      1      1      2      1      2      1      3
 
 
57. Has President-elect Trump's behavior since the election made you feel better about him as president, worse about him as president, or has it not changed your opinion of him as president at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               23%    43%    10%    18%    26%    21%    22%    32%
Worse                28      5     49     29     20     34     34     21
Not changed opinion  47     49     39     51     50     44     43     45
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      3      1      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               24%    20%    22%    29%    31%    24%    27%    11%
Worse                16     33     29     30     18     36     27     30
Not changed opinion  56     47     49     39     49     39     44     55
DK/NA                 3      -      1      2      2      1      1      3
 
 
58. As you may know, Donald Trump made controversial statements throughout the campaign on his personal Twitter account. As president, do you think Donald Trump should keep his personal Twitter account, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           32%    49%    18%    31%    36%    28%    32%    32%
No                   64     45     80     65     58     69     65     62
DK/NA                 5      6      3      4      6      4      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           26%    35%    32%    33%    37%    27%    32%    30%
No                   71     64     63     59     57     69     63     65
DK/NA                 3      2      5      8      6      4      5      5
 
 
59. Do you support or oppose a review of President-elect Trump's finances to identify possible conflicts of interest that may interfere with his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              72%    52%    87%    76%    66%    77%    74%    66%
Oppose               22     42     11     18     26     19     22     27
DK/NA                 6      6      2      5      8      4      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              69%    82%    68%    71%    66%    73%    70%    80%
Oppose               23     16     27     21     27     22     24     16
DK/NA                 8      2      5      7      7      5      6      4
 
 
60. Do you think that President-elect Trump has more conflicts of interest than most politicians, less conflicts of interest, or about the same amount of conflicts of interest as most politicians?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More                 52%    22%    79%    54%    43%    59%    54%    43%
Less                 10     17      3     10     13      7     11     10
Same                 35     57     15     32     39     31     33     42
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      6      3      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More                 40%    53%    53%    60%    39%    56%    48%    62%
Less                  1     12     14      8     13      8     10      6
Same                 51     34     30     27     43     33     38     27
DK/NA                 8      1      3      4      4      3      4      5
 
 
61. How concerned are you that President-elect Trump would veto a law that would be good for the country because it would hurt his business interests: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       40%    10%    69%    40%    32%    47%    40%    28%
Somewhat concerned   20     17     20     23     21     20     22     22
Not so concerned     19     34      5     19     24     14     17     26
Not concerned at all 20     38      5     16     21     18     21     22
DK/NA                 1      2      1      2      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       38%    43%    39%    39%    25%    41%    34%    59%
Somewhat concerned   34     18     14     21     22     22     22     15
Not so concerned     15     23     23     12     28     16     21      9
Not concerned at all 13     16     23     25     23     20     22     15
DK/NA                 -      -      1      3      1      1      1      1
 
 
62. Does the election of Donald Trump make you feel more safe, less safe, or just as safe as you did before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More safe            27%    61%     3%    23%    31%    23%    28%    36%
Less safe            45      7     79     46     32     56     50     33
Just as safe         27     32     15     30     35     20     22     30
DK/NA                 1      -      3      -      2      -      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More safe            20%    21%    34%    32%    37%    28%    32%    11%
Less safe            42     49     43     46     30     51     41     57
Just as safe         36     30     23     22     32     21     26     29
DK/NA                 3      -      -      1      1      -      -      3