March 22, 2017 - Base Erodes As Trump Drops To New Low Scores, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Say 60 - 35 Percent President Is Not Honest Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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President Donald Trump is losing support among Republicans, white voters and men, leaving him with a negative 37 - 56 percent job approval rating from American voters, his worst score ever, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Today's job approval rating compares to a negative 41 - 52 percent approval rating in a March 7 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

President Trump is losing support among key elements of his base:
  • Men disapprove 43 - 52 percent, compared to a 49 - 45 percent approval March 7;
  • Republicans approve 81 - 14 percent, compared to 91 - 5 percent two weeks ago;
  • White voters disapprove 44 - 50 percent, compared to a narrow 49 - 45 percent approval March 7.
Disapproval is 60 - 31 percent among women, 90 - 6 percent among Democrats, 60 - 31 percent among independent voters and 75 - 16 percent among non-white voters.

American voters' opinions of some of Trump's personal qualities hit new lows:
  • 60 - 35 percent that he is not honest, compared to 55 - 39 not honest March 7;
  • 55 - 40 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 57 - 40 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 66 - 30 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 66 - 30 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 59 - 36 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 61 - 35 percent that he does not share their values.
"Although taking a beating, he keeps on tweeting to the point where even his fiercely loyal base appears to be eroding," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Most alarming for President Donald Trump, the demographic underpinnings of his support, Republicans, white voters, especially men and those without a college degree, are starting to have doubts."

A total of 73 percent of American voters say President Trump and his Administration make statements without evidence to support them "very often" or "somewhat often."

Only 25 percent of American voters say Trump is more honest than most of the previous presidents, while 48 percent say he is less honest and 24 percent say he is about as honest.

Trump is even with the media, but lower than the courts and intelligence agencies, in winning American voters' trust:
  • A total of 34 percent of voters say they can trust Trump to do what is right "almost all of the time" or "most of the time;"
  • A total of 52 percent of voters say they can trust the courts to do what is right "almost all of the time" or "most of the time;"
  • A total of 51 percent of voters say they can trust U.S. intelligence agencies to do what is right "almost all of the time" or "most of the time;"
  • A total of 34 percent of voters say they can trust the media to do what is right "almost all of the time" or "most of the time."
Voters give Trump a negative 36 - 57 percent favorability rating, his lowest net score since he was elected.

Trump gets a negative 42 - 48 percent approval rating for the way he is handling the economy, down from a 49 - 41 percent positive score March 7. Opinions on other issues are:
  • Disapprove 58 - 34 percent of the way he is handling foreign policy;
  • Disapprove 50 - 42 percent of the way he is handling terrorism;
  • Disapprove 54 - 34 percent of the way he is handling the federal budget;
  • Disapprove 60 - 38 percent of the way he is handling immigration issues.
Wiretapping Trump Tower

American voters do not believe 70 - 19 percent that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 presidential election. Republicans are divided as 41 percent believe it and 39 percent don't believe it. Every other party, gender, age, education and racial group listed disbelieves this claim by wide margins.

Trump "truly believes" the wiretapping claim, 48 percent of voters say, while 42 percent say he does not believe it.

From March 16 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,056 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 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 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              37%    81%     6%    31%    43%    31%    38%    50%
Disapprove           56     14     90     60     52     60     56     43
DK/NA                 7      5      4      9      5      8      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              28%    35%    39%    43%    49%    39%    44%    16%
Disapprove           66     58     55     48     47     53     50     75
DK/NA                 6      7      6      8      4      8      6      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         37      56       7
Mar 07, 2017         41      52       7
Feb 22, 2017         38      55       7
Feb 07, 2017         42      51       7
Jan 26, 2017         36      44      19
 
 
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     26%    62%     2%    21%    31%    22%    25%    37%
Approve somewhat     10     19      4      9     12     10     12     13
Disapprove somewhat   6      5      4      7      7      4      4      7
Disapprove strongly  50      9     84     54     44     55     52     36
DK/NA                 8      5      6      9      6      9      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve strongly     11%    22%    33%    34%    36%    27%    31%    11%
Approve somewhat     17     13      6      9     13     12     12      6
Disapprove somewhat   6      8      4      4      7      5      6      4
Disapprove strongly  57     50     51     44     40     48     44     68
DK/NA                 9      7      6      9      5      8      7     11
 
TREND: 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?
                     App     App     Dis     Dis
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         26      10       6      50       8
Mar 07, 2017         31      10       6      45       8
Feb 22, 2017         29       9       6      49       8
Feb 07, 2017         33       9       6      45       8
Jan 26, 2017         29       6       4      40      20
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              29%    64%     9%    22%    31%    27%    30%    37%
Disapprove           64     29     86     68     63     64     63     56
DK/NA                 7      7      5     10      5      9      7      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              27%    29%    27%    32%    34%    33%    34%    14%
Disapprove           65     65     67     59     60     58     59     77
DK/NA                 8      6      6     10      5      9      7      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         29      64       7
Feb 22, 2017         31      62       8 
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3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              30%    10%    57%    22%    29%    31%    33%    26%
Disapprove           60     83     32     67     64     58     58     65
DK/NA                10      7     11     10      8     12      9      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              29%    31%    31%    29%    28%    32%    30%    29%
Disapprove           57     64     61     60     66     57     61     58
DK/NA                14      5      8     11      7     11      9     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         30      60      10
Feb 22, 2017         32      59       8 
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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            36%    79%     7%    32%    42%    31%    38%    48%
Unfavorable          57     15     86     62     53     60     58     44
Hvn't hrd enough      5      5      6      4      4      6      3      6
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      1      3      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            31%    33%    39%    42%    49%    38%    43%    18%
Unfavorable          65     60     56     48     48     54     51     73
Hvn't hrd enough      4      4      5      7      3      6      5      7
REFUSED               -      2      1      3      -      2      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Mar 22, 2017         36      57       5       2
Mar 07, 2017         43      53       3       1
Feb 22, 2017         39      55       4       2
Feb 07, 2017         43      52       3       2
Jan 26, 2017         39      52       6       2
Jan 10, 2017         37      51       8       4
Nov 22, 2016         44      46       6       3 
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            27%    60%     6%    23%    31%    23%    31%    33%
Unfavorable          48     19     66     53     47     48     56     41
Hvn't hrd enough     24     19     26     23     20     27     11     23
REFUSED               2      2      2      1      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            18%    23%    28%    35%    36%    29%    32%    11%
Unfavorable          51     50     51     41     47     50     48     47
Hvn't hrd enough     29     26     20     21     15     19     17     41
REFUSED               1      1      2      3      2      2      2      2
 
 
6. 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        5%    12%     1%     4%     7%     3%     6%     6%
Smwht satisfied      26     52     11     24     30     23     26     35
Smwht dissatisfied   27     23     28     26     28     25     25     24
Very dissatisfied    39     10     59     44     31     46     41     33
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        4%     3%     6%     7%     8%     4%     6%     3%
Smwht satisfied      20     30     25     31     33     29     31     15
Smwht dissatisfied   38     23     24     25     25     24     24     33
Very dissatisfied    36     42     44     34     32     41     37     47
DK/NA                 1      3      2      3      3      2      2      2
 
TREND: 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?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017          5      26      27      39       2
Mar 07, 2017          6      26      29      37       2
Feb 22, 2017          6      25      28      39       2
Feb 07, 2017          8      24      26      38       3
Jan 26, 2017          6      26      30      36       3
Jan 10, 2017          3      27      35      33       2
Nov 28, 2016          5      22      30      42       2
 
 
7. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  35%    77%     5%    33%    41%    30%    37%    45%
No                   60     19     90     63     55     64     59     49
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      4      6      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  33%    28%    36%    44%    45%    38%    41%    18%
No                   65     67     58     49     52     56     54     76
DK/NA                 2      5      5      7      4      6      5      6
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
Mar 22, 2017         35      60       5
Mar 07, 2017         39      55       6
Feb 22, 2017         40      55       5
Feb 07, 2017         42      54       3
Jan 26, 2017         39      56       5
Jan 10, 2017         39      53       8
Nov 22, 2016         42      52       6
 
 
8. Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    83%     9%    37%    49%    32%    43%    51%
No                   55     13     86     59     47     62     54     42
DK/NA                 5      4      5      3      4      6      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  34%    40%    42%    44%    54%    40%    47%    21%
No                   60     55     55     50     42     53     48     75
DK/NA                 6      4      4      6      4      6      5      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         40      55       5
Mar 07, 2017         47      50       4
Feb 22, 2017         42      55       3
Feb 07, 2017         47      50       4
Jan 26, 2017         49      46       5
Jan 10, 2017         49      44       6
Nov 22, 2016         56      38       6
 
 
9. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    87%     8%    36%    47%    35%    42%    52%
No                   57     12     87     63     52     61     56     46
DK/NA                 3      1      5      2      1      4      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  35%    38%    41%    47%    52%    43%    47%    21%
No                   60     61     57     50     47     55     51     75
DK/NA                 4      1      2      4      2      3      2      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         40      57       3
Mar 07, 2017         46      52       3
Feb 22, 2017         44      53       3
Feb 07, 2017         45      52       3
Jan 26, 2017         44      53       3
Jan 10, 2017         44      52       3
Nov 22, 2016         51      45       3
 
 
10. Would you say that Donald Trump - is level headed, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  30%    66%     5%    27%    35%    25%    28%    42%
No                   66     30     93     69     60     71     69     52
DK/NA                 4      5      2      4      5      3      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  21%    24%    33%    40%    40%    30%    35%    14%
No                   77     71     65     54     55     66     61     83
DK/NA                 2      5      2      7      5      4      4      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump - is level headed, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         30      66       4
Mar 07, 2017         34      61       5
Feb 22, 2017         33      63       4
Feb 07, 2017         35      60       5
Jan 26, 2017         33      62       5
Jan 10, 2017         33      62       5
Nov 22, 2016         38      57       5
 
 
11. Would you say that Donald Trump - is a strong person, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  66%    94%    46%    64%    70%    62%    66%    75%
No                   30      5     47     33     27     32     30     22
DK/NA                 4      1      7      3      3      6      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  61%    66%    66%    71%    74%    68%    71%    51%
No                   35     31     30     23     24     27     26     42
DK/NA                 3      3      5      6      2      5      4      7
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump - is a strong person, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         66      30       4
Mar 07, 2017         67      30       3
Feb 22, 2017         64      32       3
Feb 07, 2017         70      26       3
Jan 26, 2017         68      29       4
Jan 10, 2017         71      25       4
Nov 22, 2016         74      23       3
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12. Would you say that Donald Trump - is intelligent, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  59%    92%    32%    60%    63%    57%    58%    75%
No                   36      6     62     36     34     38     36     23
DK/NA                 5      2      6      4      3      6      7      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  52%    56%    60%    68%    68%    65%    67%    38%
No                   44     40     36     27     30     29     29     55
DK/NA                 4      4      4      5      2      6      4      7
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump - is intelligent, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         59      36       5
Mar 07, 2017         64      32       4
Feb 22, 2017         58      38       4
Feb 07, 2017         65      31       4
Jan 26, 2017         65      32       3
Jan 10, 2017         68      27       5
Nov 22, 2016         74      21       4
 
 
13. 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                  35%    79%     6%    29%    41%    30%    36%    47%
No                   61     17     93     66     56     66     61     48
DK/NA                 4      4      2      5      3      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  23%    32%    37%    44%    46%    37%    42%    15%
No                   73     64     60     51     51     57     54     82
DK/NA                 3      4      3      5      3      5      4      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump - is someone who shares your values, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         35      61       4
Mar 07, 2017         38      58       4
Feb 22, 2017         37      60       3
Feb 07, 2017         38      58       4
 
 
14. Do you believe that Donald Trump is more honest than most of the previous presidents, less honest than most previous presidents, or that Donald Trump is just about as honest as most previous presidents?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More honest          25%    53%     6%    20%    28%    22%    24%    32%
Less honest          48     12     79     50     44     51     51     36
Just about as honest 24     33     13     25     26     23     22     29
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      2      4      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More honest          16%    25%    31%    24%    31%    26%    28%    15%
Less honest          54     42     50     46     42     45     44     61
Just about as honest 29     30     16     26     26     26     26     21
DK/NA                 1      3      3      4      1      4      3      4
 
 
15. 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   1%     3%     1%     1%     1%     1%     1%     2%
Most of the time     16     25     15     12     14     17     17     15
Some of the time     56     50     65     53     54     57     56     52
Hardly ever          26     21     19     33     30     22     25     30
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Almost all the time   1%     -      3%     -      1%     1%     1%     1%
Most of the time     19     13     12     20     12     19     16     15
Some of the time     54     56     57     55     56     52     54     60
Hardly ever          26     30     26     23     30     25     27     22
DK/NA                 -      2      1      1      1      2      1      2
 
TREND: 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?
                     Almost                  Hardly
                     All     Most    Some    Ever    DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017          1      16      56      26       2
Feb 07, 2017          4      19      47      29       2
Jan 10, 2017          2      16      52      27       3
Aug 31, 2015          2      13      51      34       1
Nov 26, 2014          2      12      50      34       1
 
 
16. How much of the time do you think you can trust President Trump 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  11%    25%     2%    10%    15%     8%    12%    14%
Most of the time     23     54      4     19     26     20     26     32
Some of the time     20     12     20     24     20     20     16     20
Hardly ever          43      8     72     43     37     48     45     31
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      2      4      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Almost all the time   6%     7%    13%    17%    15%    11%    13%     6%
Most of the time     18     24     25     26     32     27     29      7
Some of the time     24     24     15     18     18     18     18     25
Hardly ever          49     44     43     36     34     41     38     57
DK/NA                 4      1      3      2      1      3      2      4
 
TREND: How much of the time do you think you can trust President Trump to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
                     Almost                  Hardly
                     All     Most    Some    Ever    DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         11      23      20      43       3
Feb 22, 2017         18      20      21      40       1
 
 
17. How much of the time do you think you can trust the U.S. court system 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  11%     9%    13%    12%    13%    10%    15%    10%
Most of the time     41     32     47     43     40     42     48     38
Some of the time     35     46     32     31     33     38     29     36
Hardly ever          11     12      7     13     13     10      7     13
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Almost all the time  14%    13%     9%    11%    13%    12%    12%     8%
Most of the time     41     40     40     45     42     44     43     35
Some of the time     34     34     38     32     32     34     33     42
Hardly ever          10     13     12      9     12      8     10     14
DK/NA                 -      -      2      2      1      2      1      1
 
TREND: How much of the time do you think you can trust the U.S. court system to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
                     Almost                  Hardly
                     All     Most    Some    Ever    DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         11      41      35      11       1
Feb 22, 2017         13      45      32       8       2
 
 
18. How much of the time do you think you can trust the U.S. intelligence agencies 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  11%    10%    13%    11%    12%    10%    14%    11%
Most of the time     40     38     47     38     43     37     47     37
Some of the time     35     37     31     36     30     40     30     37
Hardly ever          10     10      5     13     12      9      7     12
DK/NA                 3      4      4      2      3      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Almost all the time  11%    11%    12%    10%    12%    12%    12%     8%
Most of the time     32     45     40     42     47     37     42     34
Some of the time     39     32     37     35     27     40     34     40
Hardly ever          15      9     10      9     12      7      9     14
DK/NA                 4      3      2      4      2      4      3      4
 
 
19. How much of the time do you think you can trust the news media 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   7%     2%    13%     6%     7%     7%     8%     8%
Most of the time     27      5     45     29     23     31     32     19
Some of the time     31     32     32     31     32     31     27     32
Hardly ever          33     60      9     34     37     30     31     40
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Almost all the time   5%     6%     8%     8%     7%     8%     8%     5%
Most of the time     19     26     34     28     22     28     25     33
Some of the time     45     24     26     32     30     29     30     35
Hardly ever          30     43     31     30     38     34     36     27
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      2      1      1      -
 
 
20. 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             3%     3%     3%     4%     5%     2%     4%     2%
Good                 56     57     56     57     60     53     66     58
Not so good          28     27     30     26     26     30     24     25
Poor                 11     13     11     11      8     14      5     14
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             5%     3%     1%     4%     4%     2%     3%     3%
Good                 48     60     60     55     63     60     62     42
Not so good          31     26     28     28     25     24     25     36
Poor                 14     10     10     12      7     12     10     17
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1      -      2      1      2
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017          3      56      28      11       1
Mar 07, 2017          4      51      33      10       2
Feb 22, 2017          5      55      26      12       2 High Exclnt+Good
Jan 10, 2017          4      42      34      19       2
Nov 28, 2016          2      37      37      23       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
21. 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                63%    55%    67%    65%    67%    60%    69%    63%
Trump                22     34     18     19     21     23     20     23
DK/NA                15     11     16     16     11     17     10     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Obama                57%    64%    71%    60%    67%    65%    66%    56%
Trump                22     17     21     28     22     21     22     23
DK/NA                21     18      8     12     11     13     12     21
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q20
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Obama                68%    57%
Trump                23     21
DK/NA                 9     22
 
TREND: Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                     
                     Obama   Trump   DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         63      22      15
Mar 07, 2017         67      19      14
 
 
22. 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%    66%    20%    40%    50%    32%    46%    45%
Worse                16      5     27     15     12     20     12     14
The same             39     28     49     41     34     44     39     36
DK/NA                 4      2      5      4      3      5      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               36%    42%    40%    45%    55%    37%    45%    26%
Worse                19     12     19     15      9     17     13     26
The same             41     42     38     37     34     41     37     44
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      2      5      4      4
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         40      16      39       4
Mar 07, 2017         41      15      42       3 
Feb 22, 2017         37      15      46       2
Jan 10, 2017         40      14      44       2
Nov 28, 2016         30      24      45       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
23. 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           43%    51%    39%    39%    52%    34%    46%    40%
Worse off            18     13     21     20     14     21     15     18
SAME(VOL)            38     36     38     39     32     43     39     40
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better off           53%    52%    42%    26%    53%    34%    43%    43%
Worse off            16     16     20     21     14     19     16     21
SAME(VOL)            26     32     37     51     32     46     39     33
DK/NA                 5      -      1      3      1      2      2      3
 
TREND: Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                     SAME
                     Better  Worse   (VOL)   DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         43      18      38       2
Mar 07, 2017         48      15      35       2 
Feb 22, 2017         45      18      36       2
Nov 28, 2016         39      30      29       2
Link to full trend on website
 
 
24. 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              42%    85%    12%    38%    49%    36%    44%    54%
Disapprove           48      8     78     53     41     54     48     38
DK/NA                10      7     10      9     10      9      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              37%    42%    42%    48%    55%    43%    49%    24%
Disapprove           51     51     48     43     38     48     43     62
DK/NA                12      7      9      9      7      9      8     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         42      48      10
Mar 07, 2017         49      41      11
Feb 22, 2017         47      41      13
Feb 07, 2017         44      41      14
 
 
25. 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              34%    77%     5%    30%    40%    30%    36%    46%
Disapprove           58     15     90     64     54     62     58     45
DK/NA                 7      8      6      6      6      9      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              25%    34%    35%    41%    46%    37%    41%    15%
Disapprove           70     60     58     49     48     55     51     78
DK/NA                 5      5      6     10      6      8      7      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         34      58       7
Mar 07, 2017         38      54       8
Feb 22, 2017         36      56       7
Feb 07, 2017         38      56       6
 
 
26. 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              42%    84%    12%    38%    48%    37%    43%    53%
Disapprove           50     10     80     55     44     55     50     38
DK/NA                 8      6      8      7      9      8      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              32%    40%    45%    49%    54%    43%    48%    24%
Disapprove           60     53     48     42     39     49     44     68
DK/NA                 8      7      8      9      8      8      8      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - terrorism?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         42      50       8
Mar 07, 2017         45      46       9
Feb 22, 2017         44      49       7
Feb 07, 2017         44      49       7
 
 
27. 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              38%    80%     6%    34%    44%    32%    40%    50%
Disapprove           60     18     92     63     55     64     59     47
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      2      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              28%    34%    42%    45%    50%    41%    45%    16%
Disapprove           71     64     57     49     49     56     52     81
DK/NA                 1      2      1      6      2      3      3      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         38      60       3
Mar 07, 2017         41      56       3
Feb 22, 2017         40      58       2
Feb 07, 2017         41      56       3
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the federal budget?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              34%    74%     7%    31%    42%    28%    36%    44%
Disapprove           54     14     87     55     49     58     54     43
DK/NA                12     12      6     14      9     15     10     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              29%    33%    33%    40%    46%    35%    40%    17%
Disapprove           62     56     55     45     46     50     48     71
DK/NA                10     11     12     15      8     15     12     12
 
 
31. As you may know, the stock market has been doing well in 2017. Who do you believe deserves the credit for that: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                32%     7%    50%    34%    30%    34%    28%    29%
Trump                55     88     33     51     58     51     57     61
DK/NA                13      5     16     15     11     15     15     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Obama                39%    33%    30%    29%    28%    29%    29%    43%
Trump                44     53     59     60     62     56     59     42
DK/NA                17     13     11     11     10     15     13     15
 
 
32. As you may know, unemployment in the U.S. has stayed under 5 percent in February 2017. Who do you believe deserves the credit for that: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                62%    28%    85%    64%    59%    64%    63%    50%
Trump                27     57      9     22     28     25     27     34
DK/NA                12     15      6     14     13     11     11     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Obama                75%    62%    57%    56%    54%    58%    56%    77%
Trump                19     25     30     31     31     30     30     15
DK/NA                 6     13     13     13     15     12     13      8
 
 
33. As you may know, over 200,000 jobs have been added to the U.S. economy in February 2017. Who do you believe deserves the credit for that: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                48%    12%    77%    52%    47%    49%    50%    37%
Trump                41     82     13     36     43     39     40     52
DK/NA                11      6     10     13     10     12     11     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Obama                54%    49%    49%    42%    43%    43%    43%    64%
Trump                37     37     42     48     48     44     46     26
DK/NA                 9     14     10     10      9     12     11     11
 
 
34. Do you think Congress should pass a law requiring future presidential candidates to release the previous few years of their tax returns, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           63%    30%    86%    66%    57%    68%    63%    54%
No                   33     65     11     31     40     28     34     41
DK/NA                 4      4      3      3      4      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           64%    63%    63%    64%    52%    63%    58%    77%
No                   31     35     35     29     44     32     38     20
DK/NA                 5      2      2      6      4      4      4      3
 
 
47. As you may know, President Trump tweeted that he had found out that former President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. Do you believe that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          19%    41%     4%    16%    22%    17%    19%    26%
No                   70     39     94     74     67     73     71     60
DK/NA                11     20      2     10     11     10     10     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Believe          14%    17%    23%    22%    22%    23%    23%    10%
No                   76     73     66     68     64     66     65     84
DK/NA                10     10     11     11     13     11     12      6
 
 
48. Do you think that President Trump truly believes that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, or do you think he deliberately made a controversial statement that he does not believe?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Trump believes   48%    68%    32%    46%    49%    47%    49%    58%
No                   42     20     61     44     39     43     39     29
DK/NA                11     13      7     10     12     10     13     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Trump believes   40%    50%    52%    48%    52%    54%    53%    32%
No                   52     43     35     39     33     34     34     63
DK/NA                 8      7     12     13     14     12     13      4
 
 
73. How concerned are you that President Trump will try to limit the freedom of the press: 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       43%     7%    70%    48%    40%    46%    42%    36%
Somewhat concerned   18     17     22     19     15     21     17     15
Not so concerned     12     20      4     11     12     12     12     16
Not concerned at all 26     54      4     22     31     21     29     30
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       44%    45%    44%    40%    36%    42%    39%    55%
Somewhat concerned   28     13     15     20     14     17     16     25
Not so concerned      8     15     12     13     13     15     14      6
Not concerned at all 21     27     28     24     36     24     30     13
DK/NA                 -      -      -      4      1      2      1      1
 
TREND: How concerned are you that President Trump will try to limit the freedom of the press: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         43      18      12      26       1
Feb 08, 2017         41      16      14      28       1
Nov 22, 2016         23      20      23      33       1 *President-elect
 
 
74. Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  66%    31%    91%    69%    61%    70%    67%    56%
No                   30     62      7     27     33     26     29     39
DK/NA                 5      7      1      4      5      4      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  70%    66%    64%    66%    56%    66%    61%    79%
No                   25     29     33     29     38     31     34     16
DK/NA                 5      5      4      5      6      4      5      4
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         66      30       5
Mar 08, 2017         67      29       5
Feb 23, 2017         68      27       5
 
 
75. 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           36%    52%    20%    36%    42%    31%    36%    39%
No                   59     43     74     60     54     63     58     56
DK/NA                 5      5      6      4      3      7      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           33%    41%    34%    36%    43%    33%    38%    31%
No                   66     53     62     57     53     59     57     65
DK/NA                 1      6      5      7      3      8      5      4
 
TREND: 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?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         36      59       5
Jan 26, 2017         33      62       5
Jan 10, 2017         32      64       5
Nov 22, 2016         35      59       6
 
 
76. How often do you think that President Trump and his administration make statements without evidence to support them: very often, somewhat often, not so often, or not often at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very often           52%    13%    80%    57%    48%    56%    51%    44%
Somewhat often       21     36     11     20     23     19     22     22
Not so often         16     33      6     11     15     16     16     20
Not often at all      8     13      2      9     10      6      8     10
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4      3      3      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very often           58%    56%    52%    45%    44%    51%    47%    66%
Somewhat often       25     16     18     27     25     19     22     18
Not so often         12     16     17     17     16     20     18      9
Not often at all      4      9     10      8     11      7      9      5
DK/NA                 1      3      3      4      4      3      4      3
 
 
77. When it comes to presidential elections, which do you believe is the biggest problem: voter fraud, voter suppression, or outside interference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Voter fraud          30%    55%    15%    24%    33%    27%    29%    35%
Voter suppression    35     13     50     37     39     32     38     28
Outside interference 26     21     30     27     21     31     23     28
DK/NA                 8     11      5     11      7     10     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Voter fraud          25%    30%    33%    30%    36%    29%    32%    24%
Voter suppression    50     38     34     24     37     29     33     43
Outside interference 18     25     27     33     19     31     25     29
DK/NA                 7      7      6     13      8     11     10      5
 
TREND: When it comes to presidential elections, which do you believe is the biggest problem: voter fraud, voter suppression, or outside interference?
                     Voter   Voter   Outside
                     Fraud   Supprn  Intrfrn DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         30      35      26       8
Mar 08, 2017         33      34      26       8
Feb 23, 2017         31      33      28       7
Feb 08, 2017         30      33      29       7
 
 
78. Do you believe that 3-5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election through widespread voter fraud, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  29%    50%    14%    24%    31%    27%    24%    38%
No                   63     38     82     68     62     63     69     53
DK/NA                 8     13      4      8      7     10      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  26%    30%    30%    27%    33%    30%    32%    21%
No                   66     61     64     63     60     61     61     70
DK/NA                 7      8      6     11      6      9      8     10
 
 
79. 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%    66%     3%    22%    32%    23%    30%    37%
Less safe            52     10     87     54     45     58     53     39
Just as safe         20     23      9     22     22     18     17     23
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      2      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More safe            16%    22%    34%    35%    37%    30%    33%    10%
Less safe            55     51     53     49     40     51     46     69
Just as safe         27     27     12     15     22     18     20     19
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      -      1      2
 
TREND: Does the election of Donald Trump make you feel more safe, less safe, or just as safe as you did before?
                     More    Less    JustAs
                     Safe    Safe    Safe    DK/NA
 
Mar 22, 2017         27      52      20       1
Mar 08, 2017         28      49      23       -
Feb 23, 2017         27      51      21       1
Feb 08, 2017         33      50      16       1
Jan 26, 2017         28      45      26       1
Jan 10, 2017         27      45      27       1
Nov 22, 2016         29      39      32       1