August 17, 2017 - Trump Gets Bump With Approval On Economy, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Expect Little From Trump, Congress This Year Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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As more Americans feel good about the economy and President Donald Trump's handling of the economy, his overall job approval rating rises from a negative 33 - 61 percent August 2, his lowest grade since inauguration, to a negative 39 - 57 percent in a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

A total of 62 percent of American voters describe the nation's economy as "excellent" or "good," the highest level since the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll first asked this question in 2001. Another 36 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

A total of 74 percent of voters describe their personal financial situation as "excellent" or "good," while 24 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

President Barack Obama is more responsible than President Trump for the state of the economy, voters say 50 - 38 percent. For the first time, Republicans credit Trump for the state of the economy, 55 - 36 percent.

American voters are divided 46 - 46 percent on their approval of the way Trump is handling the economy, but this is an improvement on the negative 41 - 52 percent approval rating August 2.

"Sorely in need of an infusion of support, President Donald Trump can at least hang his hat on the economy, although it's a very small peg," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"He gets a shot in the arm from his own party on credit for economic conditions today, and a slight bump in overall approval.

"But that's about it.

"He remains deep in the weeds on character traits such as level headedness, empathy and honesty."

President Trump is not levelheaded, voters say 67 - 30 percent, an improvement on August 2, when voters said 71 - 26 percent he was not levelheaded. Voter opinions of most other Trump qualities remain low:
  • 59 - 37 percent that he is not honest;
  • 59 - 39 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 56 - 42 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 61 - 37 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 58 - 40 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 61 - 37 percent that he does not share their values.
American voters say 59 - 32 percent that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump should not continue to work in the White House. Republicans say 62 - 26 percent the First Family should remain, but every other group says no.

Trump gets negative approval ratings for handling some key issues:
  • 39 - 58 percent for handling foreign policy;
  • 47 percent approve of his handling of terrorism and 48 percent disapprove;
  • 43 - 56 percent for immigration;
  • 33 - 61 percent for the environment;
  • 33 - 63 percent for health care.
Hope for Congress

American voters say 58 - 38 percent that President Trump and Republicans in Congress will not be able to pass any significant legislation in 2017. Republicans remain optimistic 65 - 30 percent, but every other group says no.

From August 9 - 15, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,361 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 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 nationwide, and in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado as a public service and for research.

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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              39%    81%     5%    40%    45%    34%    36%    52%
Disapprove           57     13     94     56     50     63     60     44
DK/NA                 4      6      1      4      5      3      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              30%    34%    46%    41%    50%    40%    44%    24%
Disapprove           64     62     52     55     45     56     51     74
DK/NA                 6      4      3      4      5      4      5      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         39      57       4
Aug 02, 2017         33      61       5
Jun 29, 2017         40      55       5
Jun 07, 2017         34      57       9
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     26%    59%     3%    26%    30%    24%    24%    35%
Approve smwht        12     21      2     13     15      9     12     16
Disapprove smwht      5      6      5      5      6      4      6      4
Disapprove strongly  52      8     89     51     44     59     54     39
DK/NA                 5      7      1      5      5      4      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve strongly     20%    20%    30%    33%    33%    28%    30%    16%
Approve smwht        10     13     16      7     16     12     14      6
Disapprove smwht      7      3      5      4      6      4      5      5
Disapprove strongly  56     59     47     51     39     52     46     69
DK/NA                 7      5      3      5      6      5      5      3
 
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
 
Aug 17, 2017         26      12       5      52       5
Aug 02, 2017         23      10       6      55       6
Jun 29, 2017         28      12       6      48       5
Jun 07, 2017         25       9       6      51       9
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
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              10%    11%     8%    11%     8%    11%     8%    10%
Disapprove           85     80     89     85     87     84     87     84
DK/NA                 5      9      3      4      5      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              17%    10%     8%     4%     8%    10%     9%    11%
Disapprove           76     84     89     90     87     85     86     84
DK/NA                 7      6      3      5      5      5      5      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         10      85       5
Aug 03, 2017         10      84       6
Mar 07, 2017         18      70      12
Jan 26, 2017         19      67      14
Jan 10, 2017         12      79       9
Link to full trend on website
 
 
3. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            35%     3%    71%    28%    24%    44%    37%    28%
Unfavorable          54     90     18     59     66     44     55     61
Hvn't hrd enough      8      6      9      8      7      9      4      9
REFUSED               3      -      2      5      3      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            41%    34%    34%    35%    25%    39%    33%    43%
Unfavorable          47     54     57     52     67     50     58     42
Hvn't hrd enough      8      9      6     11      5      9      7     11
REFUSED               4      3      3      2      3      2      3      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 17, 2017         35      54       8       3
Aug 03, 2017         36      48      11       5
Mar 07, 2017         38      53       6       3
Jan 26, 2017         40      51       6       3
Jan 10, 2017         37      52       6       4
Nov 28, 2016         35      56       6       3
Link to full trend on website
 
 
4. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            23%    58%     3%    19%    25%    20%    26%    26%
Unfavorable          67     32     86     70     67     66     68     59
Hvn't hrd enough      8      6      9      8      5     10      3     10
REFUSED               3      4      2      3      3      3      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            20%    22%    23%    24%    30%    24%    26%    12%
Unfavorable          67     68     67     66     62     65     63     75
Hvn't hrd enough     10      8      7      7      5      8      7     11
REFUSED               4      2      3      3      4      3      3      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 17, 2017         23      67       8       3
Aug 03, 2017         22      64      11       3
Mar 07, 2017         38      54       6       2
Jan 26, 2017         33      57       6       4
Jan 10, 2017         33      55       8       4
Nov 28, 2016         38      50       7       5
Link to full trend on website
 
 
5. 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            39%    83%     5%    38%    44%    34%    36%    53%
Unfavorable          58     14     95     58     52     64     61     44
Hvn't hrd enough      2      3      1      3      3      1      2      3
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      1      1      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            31%    33%    44%    42%    49%    41%    45%    22%
Unfavorable          66     63     54     56     48     57     52     75
Hvn't hrd enough      3      3      2      2      3      2      3      2
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 17, 2017         39      58       2       1
Aug 02, 2017         34      61       2       2
Jun 29, 2017         41      55       1       2
Jun 07, 2017         35      60       2       3
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
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Mike Pence favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            36%    77%     6%    36%    42%    32%    37%    44%
Unfavorable          43      9     73     40     38     47     47     37
Hvn't hrd enough     20     14     21     23     20     20     15     18
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            30%    28%    41%    44%    46%    36%    41%    24%
Unfavorable          51     50     38     34     37     46     42     45
Hvn't hrd enough     19     22     20     21     17     17     17     29
REFUSED               -      -      1      1      -      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mike Pence favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 17, 2017         36      43      20       1
Mar 07, 2017         40      39      20       1
Feb 22, 2017         41      40      18       1
Feb 07, 2017         43      39      18       1
Jan 26, 2017         37      36      25       2
Jan 10, 2017         37      34      28       2
Nov 22, 2016         42      31      25       2
 
 
7. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     40%    92%     2%    39%    46%    35%    41%    50%
Democratic Party     50      4     93     46     43     56     51     40
DK/NA                10      4      6     16     11      9      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Republican Party     34%    33%    45%    43%    50%    43%    46%    24%
Democratic Party     53     56     46     49     39     51     45     63
DK/NA                12     11      9      8     11      6      8     14
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                     Rep     Dem
                     Party   Party   DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         40      50      10
Aug 03, 2017         38      52      10
Jun 29, 2017         41      51       9
Jun 08, 2017         39      51      10
May 10, 2017         38      54       8
Link to full trend on website
 
 
8. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     41%    92%     3%    40%    48%    35%    43%    50%
Democratic Party     51      4     94     47     44     57     51     41
DK/NA                 8      3      3     13      8      8      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Republican Party     35%    34%    47%    44%    52%    43%    47%    25%
Democratic Party     56     58     46     48     40     50     46     66
DK/NA                 9      8      7      7      8      7      7      9
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                     Rep     Dem
                     Party   Party   DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         41      51       8
Aug 03, 2017         39      53       8
Jun 29, 2017         41      51       8
Jun 08, 2017         39      52       8
Link to full trend on website
 
 
9. 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           47%    86%    16%    47%    51%    43%    42%    56%
Pessimistic          50     11     81     49     44     54     55     39
DK/NA                 4      3      3      3      5      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Optimistic           45%    41%    51%    46%    55%    45%    50%    39%
Pessimistic          51     55     45     51     41     52     47     57
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      4      3      4      4
 
TREND: Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next few years with Donald Trump as president? (* "four years")
                     Opt     Pes     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         47      50       4
Aug 02, 2017         43      53       4
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
 
 
10. Do you think Donald Trump is taking the Republican Party in the right direction or the wrong direction?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right direction      37%    82%     4%    36%    42%    34%    36%    49%
Wrong direction      56     13     92     56     49     62     59     44
DK/NA                 6      6      3      7      9      4      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Right direction      30%    29%    46%    41%    47%    40%    43%    22%
Wrong direction      66     63     49     53     45     56     51     70
DK/NA                 4      8      5      7      8      4      6      7
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump is taking the Republican Party in the right direction or the wrong direction?
                     Right   Wrong
                     Dir     Dir     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         37      56       6
Nov 22, 2016         47      41      13
 
 
11. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        6%    10%     2%     7%     7%     5%     5%     5%
Smwht satisfied      26     52     11     23     30     22     26     33
Smwht dissatisfied   26     26     20     29     29     23     26     27
Very dissatisfied    42     11     66     41     33     49     43     34
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        5%     5%     5%     7%     5%     5%     5%     8%
Smwht satisfied      22     24     30     26     35     25     29     17
Smwht dissatisfied   32     26     21     25     29     24     26     24
Very dissatisfied    42     43     42     41     31     44     38     51
DK/NA                 -      1      2      1      -      2      1      1
 
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
 
Aug 17, 2017          6      26      26      42       1
Aug 03, 2017          5      27      29      39       1
Jun 28, 2017          4      27      26      41       1
Jun 08, 2017          4      25      24      46       2
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                  37%    78%     7%    35%    42%    33%    35%    48%
No                   59     17     90     60     53     63     63     45
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      5      4      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  29%    30%    43%    42%    45%    39%    42%    22%
No                   68     63     54     52     49     57     53     73
DK/NA                 2      6      3      6      5      4      5      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         37      59       4
Aug 02, 2017         34      62       5
Jun 29, 2017         38      57       5
Jun 07, 2017         36      59       6
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                  39%    79%     8%    40%    45%    34%    38%    49%
No                   59     19     91     58     52     64     62     49
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      1      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  37%    36%    42%    38%    48%    40%    43%    28%
No                   62     63     57     59     50     59     55     71
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      3      1      2      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         39      59       2
Aug 02, 2017         34      63       3
Jun 29, 2017         44      54       2
Jun 07, 2017         39      58       3
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%     8%    42%    49%    36%    42%    54%
No                   56     11     91     56     48     62     56     43
DK/NA                 2      4      2      2      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  34%    37%    48%    44%    53%    44%    48%    24%
No                   64     60     50     54     43     54     49     74
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      4      2      3      1
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         42      56       2
Aug 02, 2017         39      59       2
Jun 29, 2017         44      55       2
Jun 07, 2017         40      58       3
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                  30%    62%     7%    29%    33%    28%    28%    37%
No                   67     34     92     69     65     70     72     59
DK/NA                 2      4      1      2      2      2      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  24%    25%    33%    37%    35%    31%    33%    23%
No                   75     72     65     60     63     67     65     74
DK/NA                 1      3      2      3      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         30      67       2
Aug 02, 2017         26      71       3
Jun 29, 2017         34      63       3
Jun 07, 2017         29      68       3
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                  61%    93%    35%    60%    63%    58%    58%    69%
No                   37      6     61     37     34     39     40     28
DK/NA                 3      2      3      2      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  55%    56%    67%    61%    65%    63%    64%    51%
No                   43     40     32     36     33     34     34     46
DK/NA                 2      4      1      3      2      3      2      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         61      37       3
Aug 02, 2017         58      39       3
Jun 29, 2017         63      34       3
Jun 07, 2017         62      35       3
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                  58%    91%    31%    57%    63%    53%    55%    68%
No                   40      8     67     40     34     45     42     30
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      3      2      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  52%    55%    61%    59%    67%    58%    62%    45%
No                   46     42     37     38     31     40     35     53
DK/NA                 2      3      1      3      3      2      3      2
 
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         58      40       2
Aug 02, 2017         55      42       3
Jun 29, 2017         58      39       3
Jun 07, 2017         57      40       3
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                  37%    82%     3%    36%    41%    33%    33%    50%
No                   61     16     96     62     56     66     64     49
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      3      1      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  30%    28%    44%    42%    46%    39%    42%    22%
No                   69     70     55     56     51     60     56     76
DK/NA                 1      3      1      2      2      1      2      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is someone who shares your values, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         37      61       2
Aug 02, 2017         34      63       3
Jun 29, 2017         38      59       3
Jun 07, 2017         33      64       3
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
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19. 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 47%    85%    17%    48%    54%    41%    47%    56%
No                   49     12     79     49     42     55     50     41
DK/NA                 4      4      4      4      4      4      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Keeping promises 37%    46%    54%    47%    57%    47%    52%    35%
No                   60     49     43     49     41     49     45     60
DK/NA                 3      5      3      4      3      4      3      4
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump is keeping the promises he made during the presidential election campaign or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         47      49       4
May 24, 2017         49      47       4
May 10, 2017         51      45       5
Apr 04, 2017         55      39       6
 
 
20. Do you think that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump should continue to work in the White House, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Continue         32%    62%     9%    30%    35%    28%    32%    39%
No                   59     26     85     59     54     62     60     49
DK/NA                10     12      6     11     10      9      8     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Continue         28%    28%    34%    34%    40%    31%    35%    20%
No                   62     63     56     55     49     58     54     72
DK/NA                10      8     11     11     11     11     11      8
 
 
24. Do you think that President Trump will be president for the entire four years of his term, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Entire term      58%    89%    33%    59%    66%    52%    56%    68%
No                   38      9     62     37     29     45     39     28
DK/NA                 4      1      5      4      5      3      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Entire term      65%    54%    55%    57%    69%    57%    62%    47%
No                   32     42     41     38     27     39     33     49
DK/NA                 3      4      4      5      5      4      4      4
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump will be president for the entire four years of his term, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         58      38       4
Jun 29, 2017         59      35       6
Jun 07, 2017         54      40       6
 
 
25. 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   51%    11%    87%    47%    41%    59%    51%    39%
No                   47     86     12     50     56     39     47     58
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/Abusing powers   51%    55%    47%    54%    38%    51%    44%    68%
No                   46     43     49     45     60     47     53     30
DK/NA                 3      1      3      1      2      3      3      2
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump is abusing the powers of his office, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         51      47       2
Aug 02, 2017         57      40       2
Jun 29, 2017         52      46       2
Jun 07, 2017         55      42       3
May 24, 2017         54      43       3
 
 
26. Do you think that President Trump believes he is above the law, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Above law        59%    16%    93%    58%    49%    67%    58%    48%
No                   40     82      6     40     49     32     40     51
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      1      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Above law        66%    65%    54%    55%    44%    60%    53%    76%
No                   33     34     45     43     54     38     46     24
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      2      2      2      1
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump believes he is above the law, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         59      40       2
Aug 02, 2017         60      36       4
 
 
27. 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             7%    13%     3%     8%     9%     5%    10%     6%
Good                 55     71     46     54     61     50     64     57
Not so good          26     12     33     27     22     30     19     27
Poor                 10      3     15     11      7     12      5      8
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      1      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             6%     7%     6%     7%    10%     6%     8%     4%
Good                 46     52     65     56     65     56     60     43
Not so good          31     31     22     25     19     27     23     34
Poor                 17      8      5     10      6      8      7     17
DK/NA                 1      3      2      2      1      2      2      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
 
Aug 17, 2017          7      55      26      10       2
Jun 28, 2017          4      50      33      12       1
May 10, 2017          3      53      29      14       2
Apr 20, 2017          4      49      31      14       2
Apr 04, 2017          4      48      32      13       2
Mar 22, 2017          3      56      28      11       1
Mar 07, 2017          4      51      33      10       2
Feb 22, 2017          5      55      26      12       2
Jan 10, 2017          4      42      34      19       2
Nov 28, 2016          2      37      37      23       1
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28. 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                50%    36%    62%    50%    51%    49%    55%    46%
Trump                38     55     26     37     37     38     33     41
DK/NA                12      9     12     13     12     13     12     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Obama                53%    53%    50%    44%    49%    51%    50%    50%
Trump                34     37     37     43     38     37     38     38
DK/NA                14     10     12     13     13     13     13     12
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q27
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Obama                54%    45%
Trump                39     36
DK/NA                 8     19
 
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
 
Aug 17, 2017         50      38      12
Jun 28, 2017         51      34      15
May 10, 2017         58      29      13
Apr 20, 2017         59      27      14
Apr 04, 2017         66      18      16
Mar 22, 2017         63      22      15
Mar 07, 2017         67      19      14
 
 
29. 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               43%    74%    20%    43%    50%    37%    45%    46%
Worse                15      4     24     16      9     21     10     13
The same             39     21     53     38     39     40     42     39
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      2      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               34%    40%    48%    44%    52%    40%    46%    35%
Worse                22     18      8     16      7     16     12     26
The same             40     39     43     38     40     41     40     37
DK/NA                 4      3      -      3      2      3      2      3
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         43      15      39       2
Jun 28, 2017         37      19      42       2
May 10, 2017         36      21      41       1
Apr 20, 2017         34      16      49       2
Apr 04, 2017         32      16      48       4
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
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30. Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            13%    19%     9%    13%    14%    13%    22%     7%
Good                 61     67     60     61     65     59     65     67
Not so good          17     10     21     17     14     19      9     18
Poor                  7      2     10      6      6      7      4      6
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      1      2      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             9%    15%    14%    15%    14%    14%    14%    12%
Good                 61     61     64     61     69     63     66     50
Not so good          19     16     17     14     12     15     14     25
Poor                  8      7      4      7      4      6      5     11
DK/NA                 3      -      1      2      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         13      61      17       7       2
Jun 28, 2017         15      62      14       8       2
May 10, 2017         13      60      19       7       1
Apr 20, 2017         13      63      17       7       1
 
 
31. Do you think President Trump's policies will help your personal financial situation, will hurt your personal financial situation, or won't make a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Will help            29%    61%     6%    26%    34%    24%    30%    35%
Hurt                 32      5     53     33     25     38     30     25
No difference        35     30     38     36     37     34     37     36
DK/NA                 4      4      3      4      4      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Will help            24%    28%    34%    23%    37%    28%    33%    17%
Hurt                 34     36     30     32     21     33     27     44
No difference        39     32     33     42     38     35     36     35
DK/NA                 3      3      4      3      4      3      4      4
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump's policies will help your personal financial situation, hurt your personal financial situation, or won't make a difference?
                     Help    Hurt    NoDiff  DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         29      32      35       4
Jan 26, 2017         31      28      38       3
Jan 10, 2017         27      27      42       3
Nov 22, 2016         40      23      34       4
 
 
32. 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          22%    46%     3%    23%    23%    21%    19%    30%
Less honest          49      8     85     47     41     56     53     38
Just about as honest 27     44     11     28     34     21     27     30
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More honest          21%    18%    24%    24%    24%    26%    25%    15%
Less honest          48     54     48     50     40     49     45     61
Just about as honest 31     26     27     25     35     23     29     23
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      2      1      2      1
 
TREND: 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?
                     More    Less    JustAs
                     Honest  Honest  Honest  DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         22      49      27       2
Mar 22, 2017         25      48      24       3
 
 
33. 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              46%    90%    13%    46%    54%    40%    48%    54%
Disapprove           46      6     79     46     39     53     47     36
DK/NA                 7      4      8      9      7      8      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              38%    44%    52%    47%    58%    45%    51%    33%
Disapprove           54     50     41     45     34     47     41     61
DK/NA                 8      6      7      8      8      8      8      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         46      46       7
Aug 02, 2017         41      52       7
Jun 29, 2017         45      49       6
Jun 07, 2017         39      53       8
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
 
 
34. 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              39%    79%     4%    40%    46%    33%    38%    50%
Disapprove           58     15     95     57     51     65     61     45
DK/NA                 3      6      1      3      4      3      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              33%    31%    44%    42%    50%    38%    44%    24%
Disapprove           65     65     52     54     46     58     52     73
DK/NA                 2      4      3      4      4      3      4      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         39      58       3
Aug 02, 2017         36      59       5
Jun 29, 2017         38      57       5
Jun 08, 2017         35      60       5
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
 
 
35. 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%    89%    11%    51%    58%    39%    47%    57%
Disapprove           48      8     85     43     37     57     50     35
DK/NA                 5      3      5      5      5      5      3      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              43%    43%    52%    47%    60%    45%    52%    34%
Disapprove           55     52     44     46     34     50     42     64
DK/NA                 2      5      4      6      6      6      6      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - terrorism?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         47      48       5
Aug 02, 2017         46      47       7
Jun 29, 2017         47      47       6
Jun 07, 2017         46      48       7
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
 
 
36. 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              43%    85%     7%    44%    50%    36%    40%    56%
Disapprove           56     12     92     54     48     62     59     42
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              32%    39%    50%    44%    54%    44%    49%    26%
Disapprove           66     60     50     53     44     55     50     73
DK/NA                 3      1      -      3      2      1      2      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         43      56       2
Aug 02, 2017         38      59       3
Jun 29, 2017         42      56       3
Jun 07, 2017         37      60       3
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
 
 
37. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - health care?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              33%    73%     3%    33%    36%    30%    34%    40%
Disapprove           63     19     96     63     58     67     63     52
DK/NA                 5      9      1      5      6      4      3      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              27%    28%    38%    34%    39%    36%    37%    20%
Disapprove           70     69     58     59     54     59     57     78
DK/NA                 4      3      4      7      7      5      6      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling health care?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         33      63       5
Aug 02, 2017         28      65       7
Jun 28, 2017         29      63       8
Jun 08, 2017         28      66       6
May 25, 2017         32      62       6
May 11, 2017         28      66       6
Apr 20, 2017         29      65       6
Apr 04, 2017         28      64       9
Mar 23, 2017         29      61      10
 
 
38. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the environment?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              33%    71%     5%    30%    37%    28%    32%    41%
Disapprove           61     21     92     62     56     66     64     49
DK/NA                 6      8      3      7      7      6      4     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              22%    31%    38%    36%    41%    34%    37%    21%
Disapprove           71     64     58     57     52     59     56     76
DK/NA                 7      5      5      7      8      7      7      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the environment?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         33      61       6
Jun 07, 2017         30      63       7
Apr 19, 2017         31      61       8
Apr 04, 2017         29      61       9
 
 
39. Do you believe that Donald Trump bases his policies on a set of core values, or do you believe that he does whatever is politically convenient?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Core values          42%    78%    13%    42%    47%    37%    42%    51%
Convenient           52     17     81     53     47     57     53     43
DK/NA                 6      5      6      5      5      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Core values          35%    40%    47%    41%    50%    43%    47%    28%
Convenient           59     53     50     51     44     50     47     67
DK/NA                 6      7      3      8      5      6      6      5
 
 
40. Do you believe that the Republicans in Congress base their policies on a set of core values, or do you believe that they do whatever is politically convenient?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Core values          21%    32%    20%    15%    19%    22%    24%    21%
Convenient           74     62     76     80     78     71     71     72
DK/NA                 5      7      4      4      4      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Core values          18%    24%    23%    19%    19%    25%    23%    16%
Convenient           79     73     74     71     76     67     71     82
DK/NA                 4      3      4      9      4      8      6      2
 
 
41. Do you believe that the Democrats in Congress base their policies on a set of core values, or do you believe that they do whatever is politically convenient?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Core values          29%    12%    52%    22%    22%    35%    36%    18%
Convenient           67     83     45     74     75     60     60     78
DK/NA                 4      4      3      3      3      5      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Core values          22%    34%    31%    28%    20%    31%    26%    36%
Convenient           76     61     66     65     77     63     70     61
DK/NA                 2      5      3      6      3      5      4      3
 
 
42. Do you believe that President Trump and the Republicans in Congress will be able to pass any significant legislation by the end of 2017, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Pass legislation 38%    65%    17%    37%    42%    35%    36%    45%
No                   58     30     80     58     53     61     59     50
DK/NA                 4      5      2      5      5      4      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Pass legislation 42%    30%    41%    37%    43%    39%    41%    31%
No                   56     66     55     57     51     57     54     67
DK/NA                 2      5      4      6      5      5      5      2
 
TREND: Do you believe that President Trump and the Republicans in Congress will be able to pass any significant legislation by the end of 2017, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         38      58       4
Jun 08, 2017         44      50       6
 
 
43. Do you believe that President Trump understands the important issues facing the United States, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Understands      47%    89%    13%    48%    53%    42%    45%    60%
No                   52     10     87     50     45     57     54     38
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Understands      38%    44%    53%    50%    57%    49%    53%    31%
No                   59     56     46     49     41     50     46     68
DK/NA                 3      1      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
 
61. Based on what you've heard, how comfortable are you with the amount of time that President Trump is spending golfing and doing other leisure activities; very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not so comfortable, or not comfortable at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very comfortable     27%    54%     5%    27%    31%    23%    30%    28%
Smwht comfortable    20     25     12     24     23     18     19     26
Not so comfortable   15      7     22     14     16     14     16     14
Not comf. at all     33      8     56     31     26     40     30     26
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      4      5      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very comfortable     19%    21%    31%    29%    32%    26%    29%    18%
Smwht comfortable    17     22     24     20     25     21     23     14
Not so comfortable   21     11     17     12     16     14     15     17
Not comf. at all     39     41     24     33     22     33     28     47
DK/NA                 3      5      5      6      5      5      5      3
 
TREND: Based on what you've heard, how comfortable are you with the amount of time that President Trump is spending golfing and doing other leisure activities; very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not so comfortable, or not comfortable at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Comfrt  Comfrt  Comfrt  Comfrt  DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         27      20      15      33       5
Apr 20, 2017         22      20      14      38       6
 
 
62. As president, do you think Donald Trump should continue tweeting from his personal Twitter account, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           31%    50%    13%    33%    37%    26%    29%    36%
No                   66     48     84     64     60     71     68     60
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      3      2      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           33%    30%    31%    29%    38%    28%    33%    27%
No                   66     67     67     67     57     69     64     72
DK/NA                 1      3      2      5      4      3      3      1
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should continue tweeting from his personal Twitter account, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 17, 2017         31      66       3
Aug 02, 2017         27      69       4
Jun 29, 2017         32      61       7
May 10, 2017         33      61       6