March 7, 2017 - Trump Inches Up, But Still Has Negative Approval Rating, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; U.S. Voters Say Media Is Not Enemy Of The People Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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President Donald Trump gets a negative 41 - 52 percent job approval rating from American voters, as 49 percent of voters say his speech to the U.S. Congress last week was better than expected, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Today's job approval rating compares to a negative 38 - 55 percent approval rating in a February 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

There are wide party, gender and racial divisions in today's approval rating:
  • Men approve by a narrow 49 - 45 percent while women disapprove 58 - 34 percent;
  • Republicans approve 91 - 5 percent. Disapproval is 89 - 5 percent among Democrats and 52 - 41 percent among independent voters;
  • White voters approve by a narrow 49 - 45 percent, while non-white voters disapprove 68 - 23 percent.
While 49 percent of American voters say President Trump's address to Congress was better than expected, 39 percent say it was as expected and 3 percent say it was worse than expected.

Voters still have negative opinions of some of Trump's personal qualities, saying:
  • 55 - 39 percent that he is not honest;
  • 47 percent that he has good leadership skills and 50 percent that he does not;
  • 52 - 46 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 61 - 34 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 67 - 30 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 64 - 32 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 58 - 38 percent that he does not share their values.
"The Trump camp can only hope the president's blip in approval is not a fleeting nod to his speech to Congress," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "He remains on his heels in so many character categories that this survey is only slightly more encouraging than the troubling Quinnipiac University survey of a few weeks ago."

Trump is doing more to unite the country, 39 percent of American voters say, while 56 percent say he is doing more to divide the nation.

"Vigorously self-billed as a uniter, President Donald Trump is seen instead as a divider less than two months after his inauguration," Malloy said.

Voters give Trump a negative 43 - 53 percent favorability rating. Vice President Mike Pence gets a split 40 - 39 percent favorability. President Trump and the Media

American voters disagree 58 - 39 percent with Trump's claim that certain news organizations are "the enemy of the American people." Disagreement is 86 - 10 percent among Democrats and 60 - 38 percent among independent voters. Republicans agree 81 - 17 percent.

Voters trust the media more than Trump 53 - 37 percent "to tell you the truth about important issues."

Voters disapprove 53 - 41 percent of the way the media has covered Trump, but disapprove 60 - 37 percent of the way Trump talks about the media.

A total of 89 percent of American voters say it is "very important" or "somewhat important" that the news media hold public officials accountable. Oprah for President?

American voters give Oprah Winfrey a 52 - 23 percent favorability rating, but say 69 - 21 percent that she should not run for president in 2020.

Voters approve 49 - 41 percent of the way Trump is handling the economy. Looking at his handling of other issues, voters:
  • Disapprove 54 - 38 percent of the way he is handling foreign policy;
  • 45 percent approve of his handling of terrorism, as 46 percent disapprove;
  • Disapprove 56 - 41 percent of the way he is handling immigration issues.
A total of 55 percent of American voters say the nation's economy is "excellent" or "good." President Barack Obama is more responsible than President Trump for the current state of the economy, voters say 67 - 19 percent, including 62 - 30 percent among Republicans.

From March 2 - 6, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,283 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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 and the nation as a public service and for research.

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

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Trump Approval



1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    91%     5%    41%    49%    34%    38%    60%
Disapprove           52      5     89     52     45     58     56     34
DK/NA                 7      4      6      8      6      8      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              33%    41%    44%    46%    58%    41%    49%    23%
Disapprove           60     52     50     46     38     52     45     68
DK/NA                 7      7      6      8      4      7      6     10
 
 
1a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     31%    75%     2%    28%    36%    26%    28%    47%
Approve somewhat     10     15      3     12     13      8     10     13
Disapprove somewhat   6      2      9      6      7      6      4      6
Disapprove strongly  45      3     79     45     38     52     52     28
DK/NA                 8      4      7      8      6      9      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve strongly     19%    30%    35%    38%    44%    31%    37%    17%
Approve somewhat     13     11      8      9     14     10     11      6
Disapprove somewhat   6      6      7      6      6      4      5      9
Disapprove strongly  54     46     44     39     32     47     40     59
DK/NA                 8      8      6      9      5      8      7     10
 
 
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              18%    36%     8%    15%    22%    15%    19%    20%
Disapprove           70     50     82     74     68     71     72     67
DK/NA                12     14     10     11     10     14      9     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              22%    16%    21%    16%    24%    15%    19%    17%
Disapprove           65     72     71     68     67     72     69     69
DK/NA                13     12      8     16      9     13     11     14
 
 
3. 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            43%    91%     5%    42%    51%    35%    39%    63%
Unfavorable          53      6     89     54     45     60     58     33
Hvn't hrd enough      3      3      4      2      3      3      2      4
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      2      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            36%    38%    45%    49%    60%    42%    51%    23%
Unfavorable          59     54     53     47     38     53     46     71
Hvn't hrd enough      3      5      2      2      2      4      3      3
REFUSED               2      2      -      2      1      -      -      3
 
 
4. 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            40%    84%     9%    40%    47%    34%    40%    56%
Unfavorable          39      4     67     37     35     42     45     25
Hvn't hrd enough     20     13     23     21     17     23     13     19
REFUSED               1      -      2      1      1      1      2      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            22%    37%    45%    53%    55%    42%    48%    22%
Unfavorable          54     38     39     27     31     38     35     48
Hvn't hrd enough     24     24     15     19     13     19     16     30
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Oprah Winfrey favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            52%    30%    72%    51%    46%    58%    58%    42%
Unfavorable          23     47      7     23     28     19     20     34
Hvn't hrd enough     19     20     16     21     20     19     15     19
REFUSED               5      3      6      5      6      4      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            56%    59%    49%    48%    42%    57%    50%    56%
Unfavorable          11     19     31     29     34     21     27     14
Hvn't hrd enough     30     16     14     19     18     17     17     25
REFUSED               3      6      6      5      5      5      5      5
 
 
7. 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            38%     6%    76%    29%    32%    44%    41%    25%
Unfavorable          53     90     17     58     62     45     53     68
Hvn't hrd enough      6      3      6      9      5      7      4      6
REFUSED               3      1      1      4      2      3      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            39%    37%    39%    39%    25%    40%    33%    53%
Unfavorable          52     53     52     54     70     51     60     35
Hvn't hrd enough      8      5      5      5      3      7      5      8
REFUSED               1      4      3      2      1      2      2      4
 
 
8. 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            38%    87%     8%    32%    41%    35%    35%    53%
Unfavorable          54     11     84     56     51     56     60     39
Hvn't hrd enough      6      1      7      9      5      7      3      7
REFUSED               2      1      2      3      3      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            33%    36%    37%    45%    47%    41%    44%    23%
Unfavorable          59     58     55     45     47     52     50     65
Hvn't hrd enough      7      4      5      8      4      5      5     10
REFUSED               1      2      3      2      2      1      2      2
 
 
9. Would you say that Donald Trump is doing a better job as president than you expected, a worse job, or about what you expected?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               22%    48%     4%    19%    26%    18%    18%    33%
Worse                22      2     39     19     18     25     24     13
As expected          53     50     53     58     53     54     55     52
DK/NA                 3      1      4      4      3      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               13%    20%    26%    25%    31%    21%    26%    11%
Worse                20     16     25     22     14     23     18     30
As expected          64     60     46     49     53     54     54     53
DK/NA                 2      5      2      3      2      2      2      6
 
 
10. Do you want Oprah Winfrey to run for President in the 2020 election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  21%    11%    32%    19%    19%    23%    17%    19%
No                   69     82     56     70     72     65     71     72
DK/NA                10      7     11     11      8     12     12      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  32%    22%    15%    17%    15%    21%    18%    29%
No                   62     67     72     70     76     67     71     60
DK/NA                 6     11     12     12      9     12     11     11
 
 
11. 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        6%    16%     2%     3%     8%     4%     4%     7%
Smwht satisfied      26     37     11     30     32     21     26     33
Smwht dissatisfied   29     30     29     27     29     28     26     29
Very dissatisfied    37     12     57     38     29     45     41     28
DK/NA                 2      4      2      1      2      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        3%     6%     7%     7%     9%     3%     6%     5%
Smwht satisfied      28     27     23     26     36     24     30     19
Smwht dissatisfied   33     29     27     26     26     29     28     30
Very dissatisfied    36     36     40     37     27     41     34     46
DK/NA                 -      2      3      4      3      3      3      1
 
 
12. 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%    96%    16%    53%    58%    46%    45%    70%
Pessimistic          46      3     80     46     39     52     53     29
DK/NA                 3      1      4      2      4      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Optimistic           45%    51%    55%    54%    64%    52%    57%    38%
Pessimistic          53     47     43     43     35     47     41     58
DK/NA                 2      3      3      3      2      1      1      5
 
 
13. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  39%    82%     9%    39%    47%    33%    36%    55%
No                   55     11     89     55     47     61     59     38
DK/NA                 6      8      3      6      6      6      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  31%    39%    40%    46%    54%    39%    46%    24%
No                   66     55     52     46     41     55     48     69
DK/NA                 3      6      7      8      6      6      6      7
 
 
14. Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  47%    88%    13%    47%    54%    40%    43%    63%
No                   50      7     84     50     42     56     55     32
DK/NA                 4      5      3      3      4      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  43%    48%    47%    47%    61%    46%    53%    30%
No                   54     50     47     47     35     51     43     66
DK/NA                 3      2      5      5      4      4      4      4
 
 
15. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  46%    95%    10%    44%    55%    38%    42%    67%
No                   52      4     88     53     43     59     56     31
DK/NA                 3      1      2      3      2      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  41%    43%    47%    51%    63%    47%    54%    26%
No                   58     53     51     46     35     52     44     70
DK/NA                 1      4      2      3      2      2      2      4
 
 
16. Would you say that Donald Trump - is level headed, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%    77%     4%    32%    40%    28%    30%    50%
No                   61     18     93     64     56     66     66     45
DK/NA                 5      5      3      5      4      6      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  24%    32%    36%    41%    46%    35%    40%    18%
No                   71     64     59     52     50     60     55     75
DK/NA                 5      4      5      7      4      5      4      7
 
 
17. Would you say that Donald Trump - is a strong person, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  67%    96%    44%    68%    73%    62%    69%    76%
No                   30      3     52     29     24     35     30     21
DK/NA                 3      1      4      3      3      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  58%    70%    69%    70%    77%    67%    72%    56%
No                   40     26     29     25     20     29     25     41
DK/NA                 2      4      2      5      2      3      3      4
 
 
18. Would you say that Donald Trump - is intelligent, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  64%    93%    42%    64%    72%    58%    61%    78%
No                   32      5     54     31     24     39     36     20
DK/NA                 4      1      4      5      4      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  62%    65%    64%    67%    77%    63%    70%    51%
No                   36     32     32     28     20     34     28     44
DK/NA                 2      3      4      4      3      3      3      5
 
 
19. Would you say that Donald Trump - is someone who shares your values, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  38%    86%     4%    37%    45%    32%    35%    56%
No                   58     11     94     58     51     65     61     40
DK/NA                 4      3      2      5      4      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  26%    39%    41%    45%    53%    39%    46%    20%
No                   71     59     53     51     44     57     50     78
DK/NA                 2      3      6      3      3      5      4      3
 
 
20. Do you feel that Donald Trump is doing more to unite the country as President, or doing more to divide the country as President?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unite                39%    84%     5%    37%    46%    32%    36%    57%
Divide               56     11     91     58     48     63     59     37
DK/NA                 5      6      4      6      6      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Unite                31%    38%    40%    45%    55%    40%    47%    19%
Divide               64     57     53     50     40     56     48     75
DK/NA                 5      5      6      5      5      5      5      6
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the news media has covered President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%     7%    70%    40%    39%    43%    45%    27%
Disapprove           53     90     21     56     58     50     49     71
DK/NA                 6      3      9      4      4      7      6      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              40%    40%    44%    41%    32%    39%    36%    55%
Disapprove           51     52     53     56     66     55     60     37
DK/NA                 9      8      3      4      2      5      4      8
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump talks about the media?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    81%     5%    35%    46%    29%    32%    55%
Disapprove           60     16     93     61     53     67     66     42
DK/NA                 3      3      2      4      2      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              33%    34%    40%    38%    52%    35%    43%    21%
Disapprove           63     63     59     56     46     61     54     75
DK/NA                 4      3      1      6      2      4      3      4
 
 
23. Who do you trust more to tell you the truth about important issues: President Trump or the news media?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                37%    86%     4%    36%    41%    34%    33%    59%
News Media           53      8     88     52     49     56     59     34
DK/NA                10      6      8     13     10     10      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Trump                28%    35%    39%    45%    49%    43%    46%    19%
News Media           61     52     52     46     42     50     46     68
DK/NA                11     13      8      9      9      7      8     13
 
 
24. 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%     7%     4%     3%     6%     3%     4%     3%
Good                 51     48     56     49     54     47     63     48
Not so good          33     31     31     34     28     36     25     34
Poor                 10     11      9     11      9     11      7     11
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      2      2      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             7%     6%     3%     3%     5%     3%     4%     6%
Good                 42     53     54     53     58     53     55     41
Not so good          44     24     31     31     25     33     30     38
Poor                  4     17     11     10     10      8      9     14
DK/NA                 3      1      1      2      2      2      2      1
 
 
25. Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                67%    62%    69%    70%    67%    67%    72%    67%
Trump                19     30     15     17     20     18     16     23
DK/NA                14      8     16     13     13     15     12     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Obama                67%    62%    74%    64%    68%    70%    69%    64%
Trump                17     23     14     24     21     18     20     18
DK/NA                17     16     12     13     11     12     11     18
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q24...
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Obama                72%    60%
Trump                21     17
DK/NA                 7     23
 
 
26. 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               41%    71%    18%    40%    50%    32%    42%    51%
Worse                15      3     25     13     10     19      9     12
The same             42     25     53     44     38     45     46     35
DK/NA                 3      1      4      2      2      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               36%    43%    39%    44%    57%    37%    46%    27%
Worse                18     16     11     12      8     13     11     22
The same             44     40     46     41     34     47     41     46
DK/NA                 2      2      4      3      1      3      2      5
 
 
27. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better off           48%    54%    43%    49%    56%    41%    49%    48%
Worse off            15     11     20     12     14     15     12     15
SAME(VOL)            35     33     36     37     27     41     37     35
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better off           62%    59%    39%    34%    56%    41%    49%    45%
Worse off            11     13     19     16     12     14     13     19
SAME(VOL)            25     27     39     47     30     42     36     33
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      2      2      2      3
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              49%    95%    14%    49%    57%    41%    45%    67%
Disapprove           41      2     72     40     33     47     43     24
DK/NA                11      3     13     12     10     11     12      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              43%    48%    51%    52%    63%    49%    56%    31%
Disapprove           48     38     41     36     27     40     34     57
DK/NA                 9     14      8     12     10     11     10     12
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    85%     4%    36%    46%    31%    34%    56%
Disapprove           54      9     89     55     47     60     59     34
DK/NA                 8      7      7     10      7      9      7     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              31%    38%    41%    40%    53%    38%    45%    21%
Disapprove           62     56     52     47     41     51     46     72
DK/NA                 7      6      7     13      6     11      9      7
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - terrorism?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              45%    90%    11%    45%    54%    37%    41%    63%
Disapprove           46      5     79     44     38     53     52     29
DK/NA                 9      5     10     12      8     10      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              35%    44%    52%    49%    60%    45%    52%    29%
Disapprove           58     47     41     40     33     47     40     60
DK/NA                 8      9      8     11      7      8      8     11
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - immigration issues?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    88%     6%    40%    48%    34%    38%    59%
Disapprove           56      8     92     57     50     61     60     36
DK/NA                 3      4      2      3      2      5      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              29%    40%    44%    46%    57%    41%    49%    22%
Disapprove           67     56     54     50     42     53     48     76
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      1      6      4      2
 
 
63. How important is it to you that the news media holds public officials accountable: very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very important       72%    50%    89%    70%    73%    71%    78%    63%
Somewhat important   17     26      9     19     16     18     13     21
Not so important      4      9      1      3      4      3      3      4
Not important at all  6     11      1      6      6      6      5      8
DK/NA                 2      5      1      1      2      3      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       77%    76%    71%    64%    70%    71%    70%    75%
Somewhat important   15     16     16     21     17     16     17     17
Not so important      4      2      4      5      5      2      4      3
Not important at all  3      6      7      6      7      7      7      4
DK/NA                 1      1      2      4      2      4      3      1
 
 
64. Based on what you have heard or read about President Trump's speech to Congress, was the speech better than what you expected, worse than what you expected, or about what you expected?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               49%    72%    35%    47%    52%    46%    56%    56%
Worse                 3      -      4      4      3      4      2      3
As expected          39     22     50     43     38     40     36     31
DK/NA                 8      6     11      6      6     10      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               31%    49%    56%    59%    59%    54%    56%    34%
Worse                 6      3      3      2      2      2      2      6
As expected          52     41     33     32     33     34     33     53
DK/NA                12      7      8      7      5     10      8      8
 
 
69. Do you agree or disagree with President Trump's statement that certain news organizations are the enemy of the American people?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Agree                39%    81%    10%    38%    44%    35%    34%    57%
Disagree             58     17     86     60     53     62     63     40
DK/NA                 3      2      5      2      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Agree                37%    44%    37%    39%    50%    41%    45%    26%
Disagree             60     55     61     56     47     56     52     72
DK/NA                 3      2      2      6      2      4      3      3