August 24, 2017 - Many US Voters Say Parties Moving Too Far Left, Right, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Health Care, Race Relations Outweigh Economy Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Many American voters, especially independent voters, say the Republican Party is moving too far to the right and the Democratic Party is moving too far to the left, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

The Republican Party is moving too far to the right, 40 percent of voters, including 41 percent of independent voters, 13 percent of Republican voters and 60 percent of Democratic voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll. The party is moving too far left, 15 percent say, while 39 percent say it is not moving too far in either direction.

The Democratic Party is moving too far to the left, 41 percent of voters, including 42 percent of independent voters, 15 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of Republicans say. The party is moving too far right, 7 percent say, as 46 percent say not too far in either direction.

The Democrats remain the less disliked party, with a negative 33 - 52 percent favorability rating among American voters, including a negative 25 - 56 percent among independent voters. Republicans have a negative 25 - 63 percent favorability, including a negative 17 - 68 percent among independent voters.

American voters say 50 - 38 percent, including 49 - 34 percent among independent voters, that they want the Democrats to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Voters say 51 - 40 percent, including 49 - 36 percent among independent voters, that they want Democrats to win control of the U.S. Senate next year.

Health care is the most important problem facing the nation today, 22 percent of voters say, while 19 percent list race relations; 15 percent say the economy; 12 percent cite terrorism and 9 percent list foreign policy.

"A great divide becomes a chasm as voters watch the two major parties drift further apart. And it is reflected in the fact that half of all voters are very dissatisfied with the way things are going in the nation today," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Fifty percent of American voters are "very dissatisfied" with the way things are going in the nation today, with 27 percent "somewhat dissatisfied," 19 percent "somewhat satisfied" and 3 percent "very satisfied." This is the worst satisfaction rate in four years.

President Donald Trump gets a slightly negative 45 - 49 percent approval rating for handling the economy. He has negative approval ratings for handling other key issues:
  • 38 - 58 percent for handling foreign policy;
  • 46 approve of his handling of terrorism and 49 percent disapprove;
  • 40 - 58 percent for immigration;
  • 30 - 65 percent for health care.
North Korea

Some 68 percent of American voters are concerned about a nuclear conflict with North Korea, while 31 percent are not concerned.

It is more important to avoid war with North Korea, 54 percent of voters say, while 39 percent say it is more important to remove North Korea's nuclear weapons. Men want to avoid war 53 - 43 percent and women agree 56 - 36 percent.

American voters disapprove 58 - 37 percent of the way President Trump talks about the situation in North Korea and say 54 - 42 percent that they do not have confidence in Trump to handle the situation.

Voters say 79 - 14 percent that the U.S. should respond with military force if North Korea fires missiles into the waters near Guam. Support for a military response is 74 percent or higher among every listed party, gender, education, age or racial group.

Still, American voters say 64 - 26 percent that the U.S. will be able to resolve the situation with North Korea diplomatically, rather than through the use of force.

From August 17 - 22, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,514 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 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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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%    17%     7%     8%    12%     9%     8%    13%
Disapprove           83     74     89     86     82     84     87     79
DK/NA                 7      9      4      7      7      7      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              16%    14%     7%     6%    11%     9%    10%    14%     6%
Disapprove           70     79     90     90     82     84     83     79     86
DK/NA                14      6      3      4      7      7      7      7      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job? (* Low also 10%)
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         10      83       7
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
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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            33%     4%    70%    25%    29%    38%    39%    21%
Unfavorable          52     86     18     56     59     45     51     66
Hvn't hrd enough     11      8     11     12      8     13      6     10
REFUSED               4      2      1      7      4      4      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            38%    34%    32%    33%    24%    34%    29%    49%    41%
Unfavorable          46     51     56     53     67     51     59     20     41
Hvn't hrd enough     11     11      9     10      5     10      8     25     15
REFUSED               5      4      2      4      4      4      4      6      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 24, 2017         33      52      11       4
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
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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            25%    64%     5%    17%    28%    22%    24%    33%
Unfavorable          63     27     86     68     64     63     70     54
Hvn't hrd enough      8      6      9      9      6     11      4      9
REFUSED               4      3      1      6      2      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            26%    28%    22%    24%    34%    24%    29%     9%    21%
Unfavorable          62     60     69     64     59     63     61     72     65
Hvn't hrd enough      8      8      6      9      4      8      6     16     11
REFUSED               3      4      3      3      3      5      4      3      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 24, 2017         25      63       8       4
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
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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     38%    91%     4%    34%    44%    34%    40%    52%
Democratic Party     50      6     92     49     46     55     52     35
DK/NA                11      3      4     17     11     12      7     13
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     30%    41%    41%    42%    54%    40%    47%    10%    24%
Democratic Party     60     47     49     48     38     48     43     83     63
DK/NA                 9     12     10     10      9     12     10      8     13
 
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 24, 2017         38      50      11
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
 
 
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     40%    92%     4%    36%    45%    35%    41%    53%
Democratic Party     51      5     92     49     46     55     52     37
DK/NA                 9      3      3     16      9     10      7     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     33%    43%    41%    43%    54%    42%    48%    10%    27%
Democratic Party     58     48     51     50     39     49     44     85     61
DK/NA                 9      9      8      7      8      9      9      5     11
 
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 24, 2017         40      51       9
Aug 17, 2017         41      51       8
Aug 03, 2017         39      53       8
Jun 29, 2017         41      51       8
Jun 08, 2017         39      52       8
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9. What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today: the economy, health care, immigration, terrorism, the environment, foreign policy, or race relations?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Economy              15%    20%     9%    16%    18%    12%    16%    15%
Health care          22     14     31     22     22     23     26     21
Immigration           6     13      2      4      6      6      5      8
Terrorism            12     19      7     12     10     13      9     16
Environment           7      2     10      8      9      6      7      8
Foreign policy        9      9     10      9     10      9     12      8
Race relations       19     13     24     18     18     20     17     16
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   7      7      4      8      5      9      6      7
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Economy              15%    13%    15%    15%    19%    12%    16%     8%    16%
Health care          16     27     24     23     21     25     23     29     17
Immigration           6      4      7      7      7      6      7      -     10
Terrorism             6     11     14     16     11     15     13      8     12
Environment          16      5      5      6      9      6      7      5     11
Foreign policy       11     10      8      9      9     10     10     13      6
Race relations       24     18     19     16     16     17     16     27     25
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   5      8      7      5      6      8      7      7      1
DK/NA                 1      2      1      4      2      2      2      3      2
 
 
10. In recent years, would you say that the Republican Party has moved too far to the left, too far to the right, or would you say the Republican party hasn't moved too far in either direction?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too far left         15%    21%    10%    14%    18%    12%    12%    17%
Too far right        40     13     60     41     41     38     54     31
Not too far          39     60     25     36     37     41     30     44
DK/NA                 6      5      4      8      4      9      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too far left         10%    13%    19%    17%    19%    11%    14%    21%    14%
Too far right        50     41     38     33     42     41     42     28     41
Not too far          34     42     37     42     35     40     38     43     43
DK/NA                 6      4      5      8      5      8      6      8      2
 
 
11. In recent years, would you say that the Democratic Party has moved too far to the left, too far to the right, or would you say the Democratic party hasn't moved too far in either direction?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too far left         41%    72%    15%    42%    50%    32%    45%    47%
Too far right         7      3      6     11      7      7      7      7
Not too far          46     20     73     40     39     52     45     37
DK/NA                 6      5      6      6      4      8      3      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too far left         35%    44%    42%    40%    56%    37%    46%    14%    34%
Too far right         9      8      7      5      6      8      7      8      8
Not too far          48     42     46     48     34     47     41     69     54
DK/NA                 7      6      5      6      5      8      6      9      4
 
 
12. 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        3%     7%     1%     2%     3%     3%     2%     4%
Smwht satisfied      19     40      5     17     24     14     20     23
Smwht dissatisfied   27     28     24     30     32     23     29     28
Very dissatisfied    50     22     70     50     41     59     48     42
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      1      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        3%     1%     3%     4%     3%     3%     3%     -      2%
Smwht satisfied      18     21     20     17     28     17     22      7     13
Smwht dissatisfied   29     36     23     25     32     25     28     27     27
Very dissatisfied    50     42     53     51     35     54     45     66     59
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      2      2      -      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017          3      19      27      50       1
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
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34. 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              45%    89%    11%    46%    50%    41%    47%    59%
Disapprove           49      9     83     47     44     53     46     36
DK/NA                 6      2      6      8      6      6      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              37%    50%    47%    48%    59%    49%    54%    12%    34%
Disapprove           55     45     48     48     35     46     41     84     57
DK/NA                 8      5      5      4      6      5      6      4      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         45      49       6
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
 
 
35. 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%    82%     5%    35%    42%    33%    35%    55%
Disapprove           58     16     92     59     55     61     61     42
DK/NA                 4      2      3      5      2      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              28%    40%    40%    43%    51%    41%    46%     7%    25%
Disapprove           68     55     57     54     47     55     51     90     67
DK/NA                 4      5      4      3      2      4      3      3      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         38      58       4
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
 
 
36. 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              46%    89%    12%    45%    54%    39%    44%    62%
Disapprove           49      9     82     50     42     56     52     35
DK/NA                 4      1      6      5      4      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              37%    50%    49%    47%    62%    46%    54%    15%    34%
Disapprove           62     46     46     48     34     51     43     79     61
DK/NA                 1      3      5      5      4      3      4      7      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - terrorism?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         46      49       4
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
 
 
37. 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              40%    85%     7%    37%    43%    36%    36%    57%
Disapprove           58     14     92     59     54     62     61     42
DK/NA                 2      1      1      4      3      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              29%    40%    42%    45%    53%    42%    48%    10%    24%
Disapprove           69     57     56     54     45     55     50     90     75
DK/NA                 2      3      2      1      2      2      2      -      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         40      58       2
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
 
 
38. 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              30%    69%     2%    29%    33%    28%    29%    44%
Disapprove           65     24     96     67     62     67     66     52
DK/NA                 5      7      2      4      4      5      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              20%    35%    33%    34%    42%    33%    37%     6%    20%
Disapprove           78     62     63     60     54     62     58     90     77
DK/NA                 2      4      5      6      4      5      5      5      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling health care?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         30      65       5
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
 
 
46. Do you have confidence in President Trump to handle the situation with North Korea or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Confidence       42%    86%     9%    41%    48%    37%    40%    59%
No                   54     12     89     54     50     58     58     37
DK/NA                 4      2      2      4      3      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Confidence       34%    45%    43%    46%    57%    44%    50%    11%    31%
No                   64     51     53     49     41     52     47     84     66
DK/NA                 2      4      4      4      2      4      3      5      3
 
TREND: Do you have confidence in President Trump to handle the situation with North Korea or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         42      54       4
Aug 16, 2017         42      56       3
 
 
47. Do you think the United States will be able to resolve the situation with North Korea diplomatically or will the United States need to use military force to resolve the situation with North Korea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Diplomatically       64%    59%    67%    65%    67%    60%    71%    58%
Military force       26     32     22     23     24     27     19     31
DK/NA                11      9     10     12      9     12     10     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Diplomatically       57%    58%    68%    69%    68%    61%    64%    58%    66%
Military force       34     33     22     18     23     28     25     32     23
DK/NA                 9      8     10     13      9     12     10     10     12
 
TREND: Do you think the United States will be able to resolve the situation with North Korea diplomatically or will the United States need to use military force to resolve the situation with North Korea?
                     Diplom- Miltry
                     atic    Force   DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         64      26      11
Aug 16, 2017         60      30      10
 
 
48. Do you think it is more important to: avoid war with North Korea, or do you think it is more important to take away North Korea's nuclear weapons?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Avoid war            54%    29%    73%    56%    53%    56%    56%    44%
Take away weapons    39     63     22     38     43     36     38     50
DK/NA                 6      8      5      6      5      8      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Avoid war            62%    55%    53%    48%    47%    52%    50%    73%    66%
Take away weapons    34     38     42     44     47     42     44     19     27
DK/NA                 4      7      5      8      5      6      6      8      6
 
 
49. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump talks about the situation with North Korea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    78%     7%    36%    44%    31%    34%    53%
Disapprove           58     17     89     60     53     62     62     42
DK/NA                 5      4      5      4      3      7      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    39%    40%    42%    51%    38%    44%     9%    27%
Disapprove           68     55     55     54     46     56     51     83     68
DK/NA                 5      6      5      4      3      6      5      8      4
 
 
50. As you may know, North Korea is considering firing missiles off the shore of Guam, a U.S. territory. If those missiles are fired, do you think the U.S. should respond with military force, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Military force   79%    90%    75%    76%    82%    76%    75%    83%
No                   14      6     16     17     13     15     16     11
DK/NA                 7      4      9      8      5      9      9      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Military force   74%    84%    80%    76%    83%    76%    79%    79%    78%
No                   20     10     13     15     12     14     13     17     14
DK/NA                 6      6      6      9      5     10      8      4      8
 
 
51. Are you concerned that the United States will get into a nuclear conflict with North Korea, or are you not concerned about that?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Concerned        68%    50%    86%    64%    56%    79%    69%    64%
No                   31     49     13     35     44     20     30     36
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      -      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Concerned        62%    66%    69%    71%    53%    79%    66%    81%    66%
No                   38     33     30     28     47     20     33     17     34
DK/NA                 -      -      1      2      1      1      1      2      -
 
 
52. Do you believe that President Trump has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  56%    17%    89%    55%    52%    59%    60%    41%
No                   38     76      8     38     42     35     35     54
DK/NA                 6      7      3      7      6      6      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  64%    54%    56%    51%    45%    53%    49%    87%    65%
No                   31     41     40     41     50     41     45     12     30
DK/NA                 5      5      4      8      5      6      6      2      5
 
TREND: Do you believe that President Trump has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, or not?
                     Yes     No     DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         56      38      6
Aug 16, 2017         57      38      6
Aug 02, 2017         58      37      4
Jun 29, 2017         55      41      4
 
 
53. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump handles issues involving Russian president Vladimir Putin?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    74%     6%    35%    42%    31%    35%    53%
Disapprove           56     18     89     57     52     60     59     40
DK/NA                 7      8      5      8      5      8      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              28%    39%    39%    40%    51%    39%    45%     6%    25%
Disapprove           66     53     56     54     44     54     49     87     69
DK/NA                 6      8      6      6      5      7      6      7      6
 
54. Since the 2016 election, are you more motivated to vote in local, state, and federal elections, less motivated to vote, or are you just as motivated to vote as you were before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More motivated       33%    25%    42%    32%    31%    35%    30%    29%
Less motivated        3      1      4      4      4      2      1      3
Just as motivated    63     74     54     63     65     62     69     67
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More motivated       43%    38%    30%    25%    27%    32%    30%    48%    39%
Less motivated        5      3      3      3      2      2      2      2     12
Just as motivated    51     58     68     71     71     66     68     50     48
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -      1      -      -      1
 
TREND: Since the 2016 election, are you more motivated to vote in local, state, and federal elections, less motivated to vote, or are you just as motivated to vote as you were before?
                     More    Less    Just as
                     motiv   motiv   motiv   DK/NA
 
Aug 24, 2017         33       3      63       -
Aug 03, 2017         35       3      61       -
May 11, 2017         33       3      64       1