May 24, 2017 - American Voters Believe Trump Is Abusing His Powers, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Job Approval Remains At Historic Low Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters believe 54 - 43 percent that President Donald Trump is abusing the powers of his office, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

President Trump gets a negative 37 - 55 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 36 - 58 percent approval in a May 10 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University. Today, voters over 65 years old, divided in earlier surveys, now disapprove 53 - 42 percent. Trump has a negative 36 - 54 percent approval among independent voters, an improvement from his negative 29 - 63 percent two weeks ago.

The president is under water among every party, gender, educational, age and racial group except Republicans, who approve 84 - 13 percent; white voters with no college degree, who approve 52 - 40 percent, and white men who are split 47 - 46 percent.

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey to disrupt the investigation into possible ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, 55 percent of voters believe. Another 36 percent say Trump lost confidence in Comey's ability to lead the FBI.

American voters disapprove 54 - 36 percent of the Comey firing. The firing was an abuse of power, 49 percent say, while 47 percent say it was not an abuse.

Voters do not believe 54 - 31 percent Trump's claim that Comey told him on three separate occasions that the president was not under investigation.

"President Donald Trump remains mired in dreadful mid 30s approval numbers and the red flags that are popping up tell an even darker story," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Retirement age voters are leaving in big numbers," Malloy added.

"But by far the most alarming determination is that President Trump is abusing his office."

Voters do believe 55 - 27 percent that Trump asked Comey to drop the FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

The matter should be investigated by the U.S. House of Representatives, voters say 62 - 33 percent.

American voters support 66 - 30 percent the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into possible ties between Trump campaign advisors and the Russian government.

A total of 68 percent of voters say alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a "very important" or "somewhat important" issue.

President Trump is not honest, voters say 59 - 36 percent. Voter opinions of most of Trump's personal qualities remain negative:
  • 57 - 40 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 56 - 42 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 65 - 31 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 64 - 33 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 57 - 40 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 62 - 36 percent that he does not share their values.
The president's first overseas trip has little impact on voter opinion of his foreign policy ability, as he gets a negative 38 - 56 percent approval rating for handling foreign policy, compared to a negative 36 - 59 percent in a May 10 Quinnipiac University poll. His grades on handling other issues are:
  • Disapprove 50 - 44 percent of the way he is handling the economy;
  • 47 percent approve of the way he is handling terrorism and 45 percent disapprove;
  • Disapprove 57 - 41 percent of the way he is handling immigration.
From May 17 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,404 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points, including the design effect. 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 Call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.



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%    84%     6%    36%    44%    31%    35%    52%
Disapprove           55     13     90     54     49     61     61     40
DK/NA                 7      4      4      9      7      7      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              27%    35%    42%    42%    47%    39%    43%    22%
Disapprove           62     57     53     53     46     56     51     68
DK/NA                11      8      5      5      7      5      6     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         37      55       7
May 10, 2017         36      58       6
Apr 19, 2017         40      56       4
Apr 04, 2017         35      57       8
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 q1) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     28%    66%     3%    25%    32%    24%    24%    39%
Approve smwht         9     17      3     11     11      8     10     13
Disapprove smwht      7      5      5      9      8      5      8      6
Disapprove strongly  49      7     84     45     41     55     54     34
DK/NA                 8      5      5     10      8      8      4      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve strongly     17%    25%    33%    32%    35%    29%    32%    17%
Approve smwht         9     10      9      9     13     10     11      5
Disapprove smwht     11      7      5      5      7      6      7      6
Disapprove strongly  51     50     47     47     38     49     44     61
DK/NA                11      8      6      7      7      6      7     10
 
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
 
May 24, 2017         28       9       7      49       8
May 10, 2017         25      10       8      51       7
Apr 19, 2017         28      11       6      50       5
Apr 04, 2017         25       9       7      49       9
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 
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            37%    84%     5%    36%    45%    30%    34%    52%
Unfavorable          57     11     90     56     49     63     62     41
Hvn't hrd enough      4      3      3      4      4      4      2      5
REFUSED               2      1      2      4      2      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            25%    35%    43%    41%    49%    38%    43%    21%
Unfavorable          67     60     53     52     47     56     52     71
Hvn't hrd enough      5      2      3      5      3      4      4      4
REFUSED               3      3      2      2      2      1      1      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
May 24, 2017         37      57       4       2
May 10, 2017         35      58       4       2
Apr 19, 2017         39      56       3       2
Apr 04, 2017         36      59       3       2
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 
Link to full trend on website
 
 
5. Is your opinion of James Comey favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            32%    14%    47%    32%    32%    32%    39%    24%
Unfavorable          33     51     17     33     36     30     34     34
Hvn't hrd enough     31     30     32     31     27     35     22     38
REFUSED               4      5      3      4      5      4      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            24%    35%    36%    34%    31%    32%    32%    34%
Unfavorable          25     36     33     35     35     32     34     29
Hvn't hrd enough     46     25     27     28     28     31     30     34
REFUSED               4      4      5      3      5      4      5      2
 
 
10. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next few years with Donald Trump as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Optimistic           45%    88%    12%    46%    51%    40%    40%    59%
Pessimistic          52     11     86     50     46     58     58     40
DK/NA                 3      1      2      5      3      3      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Optimistic           36%    44%    49%    47%    54%    45%    50%    33%
Pessimistic          60     52     50     51     44     54     49     59
DK/NA                 4      3      2      2      2      1      1      7
 
TREND: Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next few years with Donald Trump as president? (* "four years")
                     Opt     Pes     DK/NA
                     
May 24, 2017         45      52       3
Mar 07, 2017*        52      46       3 
Jan 26, 2017*        53      43       4 
Jan 10, 2017*        52      43       5 
Nov 22, 2016*        59      37       4 
 
 
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        4%     7%     1%     4%     4%     3%     4%     4%
Smwht satisfied      29     48     13     30     36     22     28     35
Smwht dissatisfied   29     26     30     30     27     30     30     33
Very dissatisfied    37     16     55     34     31     42     37     26
DK/NA                 2      4      1      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        3%     3%     5%     5%     4%     4%     4%     3%
Smwht satisfied      24     30     30     30     39     24     32     21
Smwht dissatisfied   33     26     29     30     29     34     31     24
Very dissatisfied    38     39     36     34     27     36     31     50
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      1      2      1      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
 
May 24, 2017          4      29      29      37       2
May 10, 2017          5      28      25      41       1
Apr 19, 2017          7      26      27      38       2
Apr 04, 2017          3      25      27      44       1
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
Link to full trend on website
 
 
12. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  36%    79%     6%    34%    41%    31%    33%    50%
No                   59     16     91     59     55     62     64     43
DK/NA                 5      5      3      7      3      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  25%    34%    40%    41%    44%    38%    41%    22%
No                   68     63     56     53     51     55     53     74
DK/NA                 7      3      4      6      5      6      5      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         36      59       5
May 10, 2017         33      61       5
Apr 19, 2017         37      58       5
Apr 04, 2017         34      61       6
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
 
 
13. 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%    80%    10%    40%    46%    34%    37%    55%
No                   57     16     88     57     50     63     60     41
DK/NA                 3      4      2      3      4      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  33%    38%    45%    41%    50%    42%    46%    26%
No                   63     59     52     56     46     56     51     71
DK/NA                 4      3      3      3      4      2      3      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         40      57       3
May 10, 2017         41      56       3
Apr 19, 2017         40      55       4
Apr 04, 2017         40      55       4
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
 
 
14. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  42%    86%     9%    42%    50%    35%    41%    56%
No                   56     11     89     56     48     63     57     41
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      2      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  36%    38%    46%    45%    53%    44%    48%    25%
No                   62     60     52     53     44     54     49     73
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         42      56       2
May 10, 2017         38      59       3
Apr 19, 2017         42      57       2
Apr 04, 2017         39      57       4
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
 
 
15. Would you say that Donald Trump - is level headed, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  31%    66%     6%    30%    35%    27%    27%    42%
No                   65     29     91     65     61     69     71     52
DK/NA                 4      5      2      5      4      4      2      6
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  20%    27%    37%    36%    36%    32%    34%    23%
No                   77     71     59     59     58     65     62     74
DK/NA                 3      2      4      5      6      3      4      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         31      65       4
May 10, 2017         29      66       5
Apr 19, 2017         33      63       4
Apr 04, 2017         29      66       5
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
 
 
16. Would you say that Donald Trump - is a strong person, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  64%    93%    41%    65%    69%    60%    63%    71%
No                   33      5     55     32     30     37     34     27
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  52%    66%    69%    65%    70%    65%    67%    56%
No                   45     33     29     32     29     33     31     41
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      2      3      2      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         64      33       2
May 10, 2017         62      35       3
Apr 19, 2017         61      36       3
Apr 04, 2017         64      33       4
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
 
 
17. Would you say that Donald Trump - is intelligent, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  57%    89%    28%    60%    63%    52%    51%    70%
No                   40      8     70     38     35     45     43     28
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      2      3      5      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  51%    54%    59%    60%    64%    58%    61%    47%
No                   47     42     38     37     34     38     36     52
DK/NA                 1      4      2      4      3      4      3      1
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         57      40       3
May 10, 2017         56      41       3
Apr 19, 2017         58      38       4
Apr 04, 2017         60      35       5
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
 
 
18. 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                  36%    80%     5%    35%    40%    31%    33%    49%
No                   62     17     94     62     58     66     65     47
DK/NA                 2      3      1      3      2      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  24%    33%    41%    40%    44%    38%    41%    21%
No                   75     65     57     57     53     59     56     78
DK/NA                 1      2      2      3      3      3      3      1
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is someone who shares your values, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         36      62       2
May 10, 2017         32      64       4
Apr 19, 2017         35      61       4
Apr 04, 2017         34      61       5
Mar 22, 2017         35      61       4
Mar 07, 2017         38      58       4
Feb 22, 2017         37      60       3
Feb 07, 2017         38      58       4
Link to full trend on website
 
 
22. Do you think Donald Trump is keeping the promises he made during the presidential election campaign or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Keeping promises 49%    84%    23%    49%    54%    45%    46%    57%
No                   47     12     72     47     43     51     50     39
DK/NA                 4      4      5      4      4      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Keeping promises 43%    51%    52%    50%    55%    48%    52%    43%
No                   51     46     45     46     42     48     45     52
DK/NA                 6      3      3      4      3      4      3      6
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump is keeping the promises he made during the presidential election campaign or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         49      47       4
May 10, 2017         51      45       5
Apr 04, 2017         55      39       6
 
 
23. Do you think that President Trump is abusing the powers of his office, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Abusing powers   54%    12%    88%    51%    47%    61%    56%    41%
No                   43     86     10     45     50     37     42     57
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      3      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Abusing powers   61%    57%    51%    52%    43%    53%    48%    70%
No                   39     40     46     45     55     44     49     27
DK/NA                 1      3      3      3      2      3      2      4
 
 
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              44%    86%     9%    48%    52%    36%    43%    57%
Disapprove           50     11     84     46     43     56     52     37
DK/NA                 6      4      8      7      5      8      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              33%    44%    49%    45%    56%    44%    50%    29%
Disapprove           60     50     45     47     40     49     45     64
DK/NA                 7      5      6      8      4      7      6      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         44      50       6
May 10, 2017         40      52       8
Apr 19, 2017         42      49      10
Apr 04, 2017         41      48      11
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              38%    81%     7%    37%    46%    30%    37%    50%
Disapprove           56     14     88     54     48     62     59     40
DK/NA                 7      5      6      9      6      7      4     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              28%    37%    41%    42%    50%    37%    43%    23%
Disapprove           70     58     53     48     44     55     50     72
DK/NA                 2      6      7     10      6      8      7      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         38      56       7
May 10, 2017         36      59       6
Apr 19, 2017         40      56       4
Apr 04, 2017         33      58       9
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              47%    91%    15%    49%    59%    37%    46%    60%
Disapprove           45      7     77     42     35     54     48     32
DK/NA                 8      2      9      9      7      9      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              41%    46%    51%    49%    62%    45%    53%    34%
Disapprove           57     45     42     42     33     47     40     59
DK/NA                 2      9      7      9      6      8      7      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - terrorism?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         47      45       8
May 10, 2017         45      48       7
Apr 19, 2017         44      51       5
Apr 04, 2017         42      49      10
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              41%    83%     8%    42%    50%    33%    37%    56%
Disapprove           57     15     92     54     48     64     61     41
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      2      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              31%    37%    46%    44%    53%    41%    46%    26%
Disapprove           65     61     52     52     45     56     51     73
DK/NA                 4      1      2      4      2      3      3      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         41      57       3
May 10, 2017         35      62       3
Apr 19, 2017         39      58       2
Apr 04, 2017         39      57       4
Mar 22, 2017         38      60       3
Mar 07, 2017         41      56       3
Feb 22, 2017         40      58       2
Feb 07, 2017         41      56       3
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    73%     7%    38%    40%    32%    33%    47%
Disapprove           54     17     87     50     49     59     59     39
DK/NA                10     10      6     12     11     10      8     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              29%    30%    42%    39%    42%    39%    40%    24%
Disapprove           57     62     51     50     46     52     49     70
DK/NA                14      7      7     11     13      9     11      7
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Trump administration has handled the firing of former FBI Director James Comey?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              26%    55%     4%    26%    31%    22%    22%    38%
Disapprove           66     34     93     63     60     70     72     51
DK/NA                 9     11      3     10      9      8      6     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              21%    22%    30%    27%    32%    28%    30%    16%
Disapprove           70     71     63     63     58     65     62     78
DK/NA                 9      8      7      9     10      7      9      6
 
 
31. Do you think that President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey because President Trump had lost confidence in his ability to lead the FBI well, or do you think President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey to disrupt the FBI investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Lost confidence      36%    74%     4%    38%    43%    29%    36%    48%
Disrupt inves        55     14     91     51     49     60     57     43
DK/NA                10     11      5     10      8     11      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Lost confidence      25%    34%    43%    38%    47%    37%    42%    20%
Disrupt inves        58     58     51     54     45     55     50     67
DK/NA                16      8      6      8      8      7      8     13
 
 
32. Do you consider President Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey an abuse of power, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Abuse of power   49%    13%    79%    46%    40%    57%    48%    39%
No                   47     84     18     49     57     38     50     59
DK/NA                 4      3      3      5      3      5      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Abuse of power   54%    55%    46%    45%    36%    50%    43%    65%
No                   39     42     52     52     61     48     54     28
DK/NA                 6      3      3      4      3      2      2      7
 
 
33. How important is it to you that President Trump nominate a new FBI Director that has no political agenda: 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       69%    63%    75%    72%    70%    69%    80%    66%
Smwht important      18     24     16     17     18     18     14     21
Not so important      5      8      3      4      6      4      3      7
Not important at all  5      4      4      6      6      5      2      3
DK/NA                 3      1      2      2      1      4      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       56%    74%    74%    73%    73%    74%    73%    62%
Smwht important      24     17     17     15     19     16     17     18
Not so important      7      4      3      6      4      5      5      5
Not important at all  8      3      5      5      3      2      3     12
DK/NA                 4      2      1      2      1      3      2      3
 
 
34. How important is it to you that President Trump nominate a new FBI Director that will continue the investigation into the potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government: 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       61%    32%    87%    60%    58%    64%    64%    55%
Smwht important      19     32      8     20     21     17     18     22
Not so important      9     16      2     11     11      8      8     12
Not important at all  9     18      2      8      9      8      9     11
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      1      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       63%    59%    64%    61%    56%    62%    59%    67%
Smwht important      22     20     18     19     21     18     20     18
Not so important      6     13      7      7     12      8     10      6
Not important at all  7      6     10      9     10     10     10      5
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      1      1      1      3
 
 
35. As you may know, President Trump has said that former FBI Director James Comey told him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation. Do you believe that this is true or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          31%    54%    17%    29%    39%    24%    32%    35%
No                   54     27     73     55     47     59     55     48
DK/NA                15     19     10     16     14     17     13     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Believe          24%    33%    34%    30%    40%    28%    34%    25%
No                   60     56     51     53     45     58     52     60
DK/NA                16     10     15     17     15     14     15     15
 
 
36. As you may know, there are reports that President Trump asked then FBI director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation of former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Do you believe that this is true or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          55%    26%    79%    56%    54%    56%    63%    46%
No                   27     51     11     25     29     25     23     33
DK/NA                18     22     10     19     17     19     14     21
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Believe          57%    60%    55%    54%    53%    56%    55%    58%
No                   23     24     33     24     30     25     28     24
DK/NA                20     16     12     21     16     19     18     18
 
 
37. Do you think this matter should be investigated by the United States House of Representatives or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Investigated     62%    38%    84%    57%    61%    63%    63%    55%
No                   33     58     13     37     36     31     34     41
DK/NA                 5      3      3      6      3      6      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Investigated     70%    65%    57%    60%    60%    58%    59%    72%
No                   23     31     40     36     37     38     38     23
DK/NA                 7      3      3      4      3      4      4      5
 
 
45. How concerned are you about President Trump's relationship with Russia; 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       45%    12%    78%    42%    36%    53%    47%    36%
Smwht concerned      18     14     15     21     19     17     19     19
Not so concerned     13     30      3     12     14     13     13     16
Not concerned at all 23     43      3     24     30     16     21     28
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       42%    49%    46%    46%    35%    48%    42%    56%
Smwht concerned      24     15     16     18     19     19     19     16
Not so concerned     13     16     11     14     14     15     15     11
Not concerned at all 22     20     27     21     32     17     24     17
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      1      -      -
 
TREND: How concerned are you about President Trump's relationship with Russia: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         45      18      13      23       1
Apr 20, 2017         46      24      12      17       1
Apr 05, 2017         41      23      15      18       2
Mar 24, 2017         41      22      14      21       2
Mar 08, 2017         41      20      16      22       1
Feb 23, 2017         42      22      16      18       2
 
 
46. Do you think that the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very important       50%    15%    84%    47%    44%    56%    53%    40%
Smwht important      18     23     11     20     18     18     17     21
Not so important     10     20      1     10     13      7     11     11
Not important at all 19     37      3     20     24     15     18     25
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) 1      2      -      1      1      1      -      2
DK/NA                 2      2      -      2      1      3      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       49%    51%    51%    53%    40%    53%    47%    61%
Smwht important      22     18     16     15     21     18     19     13
Not so important      9     11     10      9     12      9     11      8
Not important at all 15     17     21     22     25     18     21     13
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) -      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                 4      1      1      1      -      1      1      4
 
TREND: Do you think that the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   NotImp  DIDN'T
                     Imp     Imp     Imp     Atall   INTRFR  DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         50      18      10      19       1        2
Apr 20, 2017         49      17      11      19       2        2
Apr 05, 2017         47      19      12      17       1        3
Mar 24, 2017         46      19      12      20       1        2
Mar 08, 2017         42      20      12      23       1        2
Feb 23, 2017         47      18      12      20       1        2
Jan 30, 2017         47      20      11      19       1        2
 
 
47. Do you support or oppose an independent commission investigating the potential links between some of Donald Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              73%    45%    91%    74%    72%    74%    76%    66%
Oppose               23     50      7     22     25     22     22     30
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      3      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              80%    76%    71%    68%    71%    72%    71%    78%
Oppose               16     23     27     25     26     26     26     17
DK/NA                 3      1      2      8      3      3      3      5
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose an independent commission investigating the potential links between some of Donald Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         73      23       4
Apr 20, 2017         68      29       3
Apr 05, 2017         68      27       5
Mar 24, 2017         66      29       5
Mar 08, 2017         66      30       4
 
 
48. Do you support or oppose appointing a special prosecutor to lead a criminal investigation into the potential coordination between some of Donald Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              66%    34%    92%    64%    64%    69%    68%    58%
Oppose               30     63      6     32     33     28     30     39
DK/NA                 4      3      2      4      4      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              73%    70%    63%    64%    63%    63%    63%    75%
Oppose               22     28     34     32     34     34     34     20
DK/NA                 5      2      3      4      3      3      3      5
 
 
49. Do you believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Coordinated      43%     9%    72%    41%    38%    48%    43%    30%
No                   44     85     12     45     52     37     41     59
DK/NA                13      6     16     14     11     16     16     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Coordinated      44%    48%    43%    38%    33%    40%    36%    61%
No                   41     38     48     47     56     44     50     28
DK/NA                14     14      9     15     12     16     14     11
 
TREND: Do you believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 24, 2017         43      44      13
Apr 20, 2017         45      45      10
Apr 05, 2017         44      44      12
 
 
50. How concerned are you that the Russian government may try to interfere in the 2018 elections; 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       38%    11%    65%    35%    28%    47%    39%    28%
Smwht concerned      21     21     23     20     23     19     24     23
Not so concerned     16     24      6     19     18     14     17     17
Not concerned at all 24     44      6     25     29     19     20     31
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       29%    38%    42%    43%    26%    41%    34%    50%
Smwht concerned      29     19     19     21     24     24     24     15
Not so concerned     23     18     13     12     20     14     17     14
Not concerned at all 19     26     26     23     30     21     25     20
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      1      -      1      -
 
 
51. How concerned are you that President Trump may have business ties through his companies to Russia; 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%    74%    41%    34%    50%    46%    32%
Smwht concerned      15     13     17     15     16     14     17     15
Not so concerned     14     27      3     15     16     12     13     18
Not concerned at all 27     53      4     29     33     22     24     35
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       40%    43%    45%    44%    31%    46%    39%    53%
Smwht concerned      18     19     12     13     18     14     16     14
Not so concerned     16     15     13     13     18     13     15     11
Not concerned at all 25     22     29     30     33     26     30     20
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1      -      2
 
 
52. How concerned are you about reports that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials during a recent White House meeting; 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       49%    14%    83%    46%    42%    56%    52%    41%
Smwht concerned      14     12     10     17     14     13     15     12
Not so concerned     11     20      4     10     12      9     11     15
Not concerned at all 25     52      3     26     30     21     21     31
DK/NA                 2      2      -      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       50%    51%    48%    50%    40%    53%    46%    58%
Smwht concerned      18     16     12     11     15     12     13     15
Not so concerned     10     12     10     11     14     11     13      5
Not concerned at all 22     20     29     26     30     22     26     21
DK/NA                 -      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
 
55. 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            31%    71%     3%    30%    35%    27%    30%    41%
Less safe            51      9     85     49     40     60     54     36
Just as safe         18     20     11     20     24     12     15     23
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More safe            18%    28%    38%    35%    36%    34%    35%    19%
Less safe            57     53     48     47     37     53     45     65
Just as safe         25     18     14     17     25     13     19     15
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
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
 
May 24, 2017         31      51      18       1
May 10, 2017         24      53      23       -
Apr 19, 2017         28      52      19       1
Apr 04, 2017         27      48      24       1
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