January 13, 2017 - American Voters Back Sanctions For Russian Hacking, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Israel, Palestinians Not Sincere About Peace, Voters Say Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election through hacking, American voters say 55 - 36 percent and 75 percent of those who believe the Russians interfered, say they did it to help Donald Trump become president, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Voters support U.S. sanctions against Russia in response to the alleged hacking 53 - 34 percent and say 82 - 13 percent that results of any further investigation into the matter should be released to the public, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Democrats and independent voters believe the Russians interfered and agree with sanctions, while Republicans don't believe the Russians interfered and don't support sanctions.

President-elect Donald Trump is too friendly towards Russia, 50 percent of voters say, while 4 percent say he is too unfriendly and 40 percent say he has the right attitude. He is too friendly, 78 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of independent voters say, while 72 percent of Republicans say he has the right attitude.

Looking at Trump's attitude toward other countries, American voters say:
  • 51 percent that he has the right attitude towards Israel;
  • 49 percent that he has the right attitude towards China, with 25 percent saying he is too unfriendly;
  • 39 percent that he has the right attitude towards Mexico, with 53 percent saying he is too unfriendly.
"It's not nyet. It's yes, yes and yes, American voters say.

"Yes - the Russians did it.

"Yes - they should be punished for it.

"And yes - President-elect Donald Trump is too cozy with Moscow," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Looking at the Middle East, American voters say 54 - 15 percent that their sympathies lie more with the Israelis than with the Palestinians.

But voters say 54 - 27 percent that the Israeli government is not making a sincere effort to bring about a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Republicans say 47 - 35 percent the Israeli government is sincere about peace, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group that believes it.

American voters also say 69 - 11 percent that the Palestinian leadership is not making a sincere effort to bring about a peace agreement with the Israelis. No listed group believes the Palestinians are sincere about peace.

But American voters believe 57 - 36 percent that a way can be found for Israelis and Palestinians to coexist peacefully. Voters in every group believe this, although belief drops to 48 - 42 percent among voters over 65 years old.

And voters support 50 - 29 percent the establishment of a Palestinian state. Republicans are the only group opposed to this two-state solution, 45 - 34 percent.

American voters are divided on the recent United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel's continued building of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, as 24 percent approve of the resolution and 27 percent disapprove, with 46 percent who haven't heard enough about it to form an opinion.

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.

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7. Is your opinion of Vladimir Putin favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             9%    12%     3%    10%    12%     5%     4%    13%
Unfavorable          68     57     82     67     66     70     81     59
Hvn't hrd enough     19     27     13     17     18     20     11     24
REFUSED               4      4      2      5      3      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            12%     9%    10%     4%    13%     6%     9%     7%
Unfavorable          62     65     71     75     68     71     70     67
Hvn't hrd enough     25     21     16     17     16     20     18     22
REFUSED               2      5      3      4      3      4      4      4
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the CIA is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              48%    36%    65%    47%    48%    49%    55%    45%
Disapprove           29     39     19     30     28     30     25     33
DK/NA                23     25     16     23     24     22     20     22
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              57%    43%    49%    49%    50%    49%    50%    48%
Disapprove           24     33     30     31     29     29     29     27
DK/NA                20     24     21     19     20     22     21     25
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the FBI is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              46%    40%    57%    43%    44%    48%    47%    47%
Disapprove           38     40     33     41     39     36     38     39
DK/NA                16     20     10     16     16     16     15     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              55%    46%    42%    45%    46%    47%    47%    46%
Disapprove           33     38     41     40     39     37     38     36
DK/NA                12     15     16     15     15     16     15     18
 
 
34. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - defend all of America's NATO allies, if necessary, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           71%    67%    80%    70%    71%    71%    79%    67%
No                   20     24     14     21     22     18     15     24
DK/NA                 9      9      6      9      7     11      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           67%    73%    74%    71%    73%    72%    73%    68%
No                   25     22     16     17     22     17     20     21
DK/NA                 8      4     10     13      5     11      8     11
 
 
36. Do you think that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election through hacking, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Interfered       55%    29%    78%    56%    50%    58%    63%    43%
No                   36     64     14     33     40     32     28     48
DK/NA                10      8      8     11     10     10      9      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Interfered       44%    62%    54%    59%    50%    56%    53%    59%
No                   45     31     36     31     42     36     38     28
DK/NA                11      7     10     10      9      9      9     13
 
 
36a. (If yes/interfered q36) Do you think that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election specifically to help Donald Trump become president, or not?
                     RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT INTERFERED Q36....................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Help Trump       75%    43%    90%    72%    70%    79%    77%    67%
No                   20     51      8     21     25     16     20     29
DK/NA                 5      6      3      6      5      5      3      4
 
 
36b. (If yes/interfered q36) Do you think that the Russian interference in the 2016 election through hacking is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all?
                     RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT INTERFERED Q36....................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very important       73%    51%    85%    68%    66%    78%    69%    71%
Somewhat important   19     31     13     22     21     18     24     17
Not so important      6     15      2      6      8      4      5     10
Not important at all  2      3      -      2      3      -      2      2
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      -      1
 
 
37. Do you believe that the results of any further investigations into Russia's interference should be released to the public, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Released         82%    78%    88%    83%    82%    82%    87%    80%
No                   13     16     10     12     14     12     10     16
DK/NA                 5      6      3      5      4      6      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Released         83%    84%    80%    85%    83%    83%    83%    80%
No                   12     13     16     12     14     12     13     13
DK/NA                 5      4      5      4      3      5      4      6
 
 
38. Do you approve or disapprove of the new sanctions ordered by the U.S. government against Russia in retaliation for alleged election interference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              53%    29%    79%    53%    47%    59%    58%    43%
Disapprove           34     58     12     34     41     28     28     42
DK/NA                12     13      9     13     12     13     14     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              44%    60%    49%    62%    45%    55%    50%    65%
Disapprove           43     30     41     23     42     29     35     29
DK/NA                13     11     10     15     13     16     14      6
 
 
42. Do you believe President-elect Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards Russia, too unfriendly of an attitude towards Russia, or has about the right attitude towards Russia?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too friendly         50%    17%    78%    52%    41%    57%    58%    37%
Too unfriendly        4      5      5      2      3      5      2      3
Right attitude       40     72     13     41     49     32     35     53
DK/NA                 7      6      4      5      8      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too friendly         46%    52%    50%    51%    38%    55%    47%    59%
Too unfriendly        6      5      3      2      1      3      2      8
Right attitude       41     37     45     37     53     36     44     26
DK/NA                 7      6      2      9      7      5      6      6
 
 
43. Do you believe President-elect Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards China, too unfriendly of an attitude towards China, or has about the right attitude towards China?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too friendly          9%     5%    14%     7%     8%     9%     8%    10%
Too unfriendly       25      9     40     26     21     29     29     17
Right attitude       49     75     25     49     55     43     51     55
DK/NA                17     11     20     17     16     19     13     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too friendly         10%    10%     6%    11%     8%     9%     9%     9%
Too unfriendly       24     31     24     21     18     27     23     33
Right attitude       43     47     55     50     62     44     52     38
DK/NA                23     12     15     19     11     20     16     20
 
 
44. Do you believe President-elect Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards Israel, too unfriendly of an attitude towards Israel, or has about the right attitude towards Israel?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too friendly         16%     5%    27%    16%    17%    15%    19%    12%
Too unfriendly       14      5     26     13      9     20     12     13
Right attitude       51     81     24     52     60     43     52     58
DK/NA                19      9     23     20     14     23     17     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too friendly         15%    13%    16%    18%    14%    17%    15%    18%
Too unfriendly       20     19      8     14      8     16     12     21
Right attitude       43     49     60     51     67     45     55     38
DK/NA                22     19     15     17     11     22     17     23
 
 
45. Do you believe President-elect Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards Mexico, too unfriendly of an attitude towards Mexico, or has about the right attitude towards Mexico?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too friendly          1%     2%     2%     -      2%     1%     1%     2%
Too unfriendly       53     22     82     56     47     59     55     43
Right attitude       39     72      8     39     44     34     40     48
DK/NA                 7      3      8      5      7      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too friendly          2%     1%     1%     1%     2%     1%     2%     1%
Too unfriendly       65     64     43     47     41     56     49     68
Right attitude       26     30     51     43     51     37     44     23
DK/NA                 7      5      4     10      6      6      6      8
 
 
63. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the nation's policy toward Israel?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              42%    10%    74%    40%    36%    47%    42%    36%
Disapprove           44     82     12     44     52     38     46     52
DK/NA                14      7     14     16     12     15     13     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              47%    40%    41%    44%    32%    44%    38%    53%
Disapprove           31     46     51     47     59     39     49     30
DK/NA                23     14      7     10      9     16     13     17
 
 
64. Thinking about the relationship between the United States and Israel, do you think the U.S. is too supportive of Israel, not supportive enough of Israel, or is the U.S. support of Israel about right?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too supportive       16%     7%    20%    19%    17%    16%    16%    12%
Not enough           31     63      7     28     37     25     31     37
About right          46     26     65     46     42     50     47     44
DK/NA                 7      4      8      7      5      9      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too supportive       19%    20%    15%    11%    14%    14%    14%    23%
Not enough           22     28     38     31     44     27     35     19
About right          49     45     43     50     40     50     45     50
DK/NA                 9      6      4      7      2     10      6      8
 
 
65. From what you know about the situation in the Middle East, do your sympathies lie more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Israelis             54%    80%    42%    49%    61%    48%    62%    56%
Palestinians         15      5     23     18     15     15     17     14
DK/NA                30     15     35     33     23     36     21     31
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Israelis             44%    57%    57%    60%    68%    50%    59%    44%
Palestinians         14     13     19     14     13     18     15     16
DK/NA                42     30     23     26     19     32     26     39
 
 
66. Do you think the current Israeli government is making a sincere effort to bring about a peace agreement with the Palestinians, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Sincere          27%    47%    14%    26%    31%    23%    27%    32%
No                   54     35     68     57     52     57     57     49
DK/NA                19     18     19     17     17     20     16     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Sincere          22%    23%    35%    28%    36%    24%    29%    20%
No                   53     61     51     56     51     55     53     60
DK/NA                25     16     14     16     13     21     17     20
 
 
67. Do you think the current Palestinian leadership is making a sincere effort to bring about a peace agreement with Israel, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Sincere          11%     8%    16%    10%    14%     8%    11%     9%
No                   69     79     60     71     69     69     72     74
DK/NA                20     13     23     19     17     22     18     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Sincere           8%    13%    11%    10%    13%     7%    10%    14%
No                   60     72     76     72     75     71     73     60
DK/NA                32     15     14     18     12     22     17     26
 
 
68. Do you think a way can be found for Israelis and Palestinians to coexist peacefully with each other, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Coexist          57%    53%    63%    56%    57%    57%    55%    55%
No                   36     41     27     40     37     35     38     40
DK/NA                 8      6     10      4      7      8      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Coexist          71%    57%    55%    48%    57%    53%    55%    62%
No                   21     39     37     42     41     38     39     27
DK/NA                 8      4      8     10      2      9      6     12
 
 
69. Generally speaking, would you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              50%    34%    66%    51%    53%    47%    57%    42%
Oppose               29     45     17     27     31     27     27     36
DK/NA                21     21     18     23     16     25     17     22
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              54%    55%    47%    47%    52%    47%    49%    54%
Oppose               29     28     33     29     35     28     31     23
DK/NA                17     18     19     24     13     25     20     23
 
 
70. As you may know, there was a recent United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel's continued building of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Do you approve of this resolution, disapprove of this resolution, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              24%     9%    34%    27%    23%    24%    32%    19%
Disapprove           27     43     15     27     32     23     32     29
Hvn't hrd enough     46     45     48     44     41     50     35     49
REFUSED               4      3      3      3      5      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              15%    20%    27%    32%    23%    27%    25%    20%
Disapprove           15     26     36     32     35     26     30     19
Hvn't hrd enough     65     53     34     35     40     43     42     56
REFUSED               5      1      3      1      2      3      2      5
 
 
71. How serious a problem do you think that prejudice against minority groups is in the United States today; a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not so serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very serious         47%    27%    70%    45%    39%    55%    45%    38%
Somewhat serious     32     39     23     35     33     31     35     36
Not so serious       13     24      1     15     17      8     14     15
Not at all            6      9      4      4      8      4      5      7
DK/NA                 3      1      1      1      4      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very serious         52%    52%    42%    43%    30%    52%    42%    63%
Somewhat serious     26     27     36     40     38     33     35     24
Not so serious        7     12     17     10     21     10     15      5
Not at all            9      8      5      2      8      4      6      5
DK/NA                 5      -      1      3      3      2      2      3
 
 
72. Now that Donald Trump has been elected president, are you more concerned about discrimination and violence against minorities, less concerned, or concerned about the same amount?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More concerned       48%    12%    83%    49%    39%    57%    52%    35%
Less concerned       15     35      1     11     18     12     16     19
Same amount          35     52     15     37     42     29     31     43
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      1      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More concerned       58%    51%    46%    44%    32%    53%    43%    65%
Less concerned        4     11     21     19     21     15     18      5
Same amount          36     38     34     35     45     29     37     30
DK/NA                 3      -      -      3      1      3      2      -