January 25, 2018 - Trump Is No Role Model For Children, U.S. Voters Say 2-1; Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; He Does Not Provide Moral Leadership, Voters Say Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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It is important that a president be a good role model for children, 90 percent of American voters say, but President Donald Trump is not a good role model for children, these voters say 67 - 29 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

There is almost no gender gap in grading President Trump's standing as a role model. Every party, gender, education, age and racial group, except Republicans, say the president falls short, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Republicans say 72 - 22 percent that Trump is a good role model for children. Another key element of the president's base, white voters with no college degree, say 54 - 41 percent that he is not a good role model for children.

President Trump does not provide the U.S. with moral leadership, American voters say 63 - 33 percent. Again, there is virtually no gender gap as all listed groups, except Republicans and white voters with no college degree, say by wide margins the president does not provide moral leadership. Republicans say 80 - 16 percent he does provide moral leadership and white voters with no college degree are divided 47 - 47 percent.

"For President Donald Trump, it's a troubling trifecta: Stagnant approval numbers, low grades on most character traits and the reality that if parents are looking for someone their kids should emulate, that person is not residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Only 27 percent of American voters say they are proud to have Donald Trump as president, while 53 percent say they are embarrassed - a 2-1 negative."

American voters disapprove 58 - 36 percent of the job Trump is doing, marking 12 months of negative scores and seven months since his approval rating hit 40 percent.

The only groups approving of Trump are Republicans, 86 - 9 percent, and white voters with no college degree, 50 - 42 percent. White men are divided as 47 percent approve and 49 percent disapprove.

Trump's grades on most character traits remain negative as voters say:
  • 60 - 35 percent that he is not honest;
  • 59 - 38 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 57 - 40 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 65 - 30 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 61 - 36 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 54 - 40 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 61 - 34 percent that he does not share their values.
From January 19 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,245 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts nationwide public opinion surveys, and statewide polls 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              36%    86%     3%    32%    39%    33%    37%    50%
Disapprove           58      9     97     59     55     61     58     42
DK/NA                 6      5      1      9      6      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              24%    32%    42%    45%    47%    42%    44%     3%    13%
Disapprove           67     61     54     51     49     50     50     95     81
DK/NA                 8      7      4      4      4      8      6      2      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         36      58       6
Jan 17, 2018         38      57       5
Jan 10, 2018         36      59       5
Dec 19, 2017         37      59       5
Dec 12, 2017         37      57       7
Dec 05, 2017         35      58       7
Nov 21, 2017         38      55       7
Nov 14, 2017         35      58       7
Oct 11, 2017         38      56       5
Sep 27, 2017         36      57       6
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1a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q1) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     28%    71%     1%    22%    29%    26%    28%    39%
Approve smwht         8     13      1      9      9      7      9     10
Disapprove smwht      6      4      3     10      7      6      8      5
Disapprove strongly  52      6     93     49     48     55     50     37
DK/NA                 7      6      1     10      6      7      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     14%    25%    33%    38%    35%    33%    34%     3%     9%
Approve smwht        10      6      8      6     11      9      9      1      3
Disapprove smwht      9     10      3      5      8      5      6      9      4
Disapprove strongly  59     52     51     46     41     46     43     86     77
DK/NA                 9      7      5      5      5      8      7      2      7
 
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?
                     APPROVE......   DISAPPROVE.....
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         28       8       6      52       7
Jan 17, 2018         29       9       7      49       6
Jan 10, 2018         26       9       6      53       6
Dec 19, 2017         25      11       6      52       6
Dec 12, 2017         26      10       7      49       8
Dec 05, 2017         25      10       6      52       7
Nov 21, 2017         24      13       7      48       7
Nov 14, 2017         26       9       7      51       7
Oct 11, 2017         27      11       6      50       6
Sep 27, 2017         26      10       8      49       7
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6. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  35%    84%     5%    29%    34%    35%    36%    48%
No                   60     13     94     64     60     61     60     45
DK/NA                 5      4      1      8      6      4      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  25%    29%    39%    46%    41%    43%    42%     8%    11%
No                   71     64     57     48     53     52     52     88     85
DK/NA                 5      7      4      5      6      5      6      3      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         35      60       5
Jan 10, 2018         34      63       3
Dec 19, 2017         34      62       4
Nov 14, 2017         37      58       6
Oct 11, 2017         40      56       5
Sep 27, 2017         37      59       4
Aug 23, 2017         36      61       4
Aug 17, 2017         37      59       4
Aug 02, 2017         34      62       5
Jun 29, 2017         38      57       5
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7. Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  38%    83%     6%    34%    40%    36%    38%    54%
No                   59     15     93     63     56     62     60     43
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      3      2      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  30%    34%    41%    45%    46%    45%    46%     8%    16%
No                   68     62     57     52     51     52     51     91     81
DK/NA                 1      4      2      3      3      3      3      1      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         38      59       3
Jan 10, 2018         39      59       2
Dec 19, 2017         35      62       3
Nov 14, 2017         38      59       3
Oct 11, 2017         38      59       2
Sep 27, 2017         38      60       3
Aug 23, 2017         37      61       2
Aug 17, 2017         39      59       2
Aug 02, 2017         34      63       3 
Jun 29, 2017         44      54       2
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8. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    88%     6%    38%    41%    39%    44%    54%
No                   57     10     93     60     56     59     55     43
DK/NA                 3      2      1      2      3      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  29%    39%    44%    48%    49%    49%    49%     6%    13%
No                   69     58     54     49     48     49     49     91     83
DK/NA                 2      4      2      3      3      2      2      3      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         40      57       3
Jan 10, 2018         38      59       2
Dec 19, 2017         37      62       2 
Nov 14, 2017         39      59       2
Oct 11, 2017         44      54       2
Sep 27, 2017         42      56       2
Aug 23, 2017         40      57       3
Aug 17, 2017         42      56       2
Aug 02, 2017         39      59       2
Jun 29, 2017         44      55       2
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9. Would you say that Donald Trump - is level headed, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  30%    74%     4%    25%    30%    30%    29%    41%
No                   65     21     94     70     65     66     68     52
DK/NA                 5      5      2      6      6      4      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  20%    22%    34%    42%    34%    36%    35%    11%    14%
No                   75     71     62     54     61     59     60     89     78
DK/NA                 5      7      3      4      5      4      5      -      8
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         30      65       5
Jan 10, 2018         28      69       2
Dec 19, 2017         28      70       2
Nov 14, 2017         30      65       4
Oct 11, 2017         29      67       4
Sep 27, 2017         30      67       3
Aug 23, 2017         29      68       3
Aug 17, 2017         30      67       2
Aug 02, 2017         26      71       3 
Jun 29, 2017         34      63       3
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10. 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%    95%    32%    62%    63%    59%    63%    70%
No                   36      4     65     35     35     38     35     26
DK/NA                 3      -      3      4      3      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  49%    65%    61%    67%    68%    64%    66%    39%    48%
No                   48     32     35     30     29     32     31     56     52
DK/NA                 2      3      4      3      2      3      3      5      -
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         61      36       3
Jan 10, 2018         59      39       2
Dec 19, 2017         57      40       3 
Nov 14, 2017         58      39       3
Oct 11, 2017         61      35       3
Sep 27, 2017         61      37       2
Aug 23, 2017         59      38       2
Aug 17, 2017         61      37       3
Aug 02, 2017         58      39       3
Jun 29, 2017         63      34       3
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11. Would you say that Donald Trump - is intelligent, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  54%    93%    23%    55%    57%    52%    56%    68%
No                   40      5     71     37     36     43     39     28
DK/NA                 6      2      6      8      7      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  41%    56%    57%    63%    64%    61%    62%    32%    30%
No                   51     38     39     31     31     36     34     62     54
DK/NA                 8      6      3      6      5      3      4      7     16
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         54      40       6
Jan 10, 2018         53      44       3
Dec 19, 2017         52      45       3 Low Yes
Nov 14, 2017         55      41       4
Oct 11, 2017         56      40       4
Sep 27, 2017         55      42       4
Aug 23, 2017         55      43       3
Aug 17, 2017         58      40       2
Aug 02, 2017         55      42       3
Jun 29, 2017         58      39       3
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12. 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                  34%    82%     4%    30%    37%    32%    35%    48%
No                   61     12     96     65     60     62     62     47
DK/NA                 5      6      1      5      4      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  23%    29%    40%    45%    43%    40%    42%     6%    16%
No                   74     64     57     51     54     54     54     94     79
DK/NA                 3      7      3      4      3      6      4      -      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is someone who shares your values, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         34      61       5
Jan 10, 2018         32      65       2 
Dec 19, 2017         32      65       3 
Nov 14, 2017         34      62       3
Oct 11, 2017         37      60       3
Sep 27, 2017         36      61       3
Aug 23, 2017         34      63       3
Aug 17, 2017         37      61       2
Aug 02, 2017         34      63       3
Jun 29, 2017         38      59       3 
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13. Do you feel proud to have Donald Trump as president, embarrassed to have Donald Trump as president, or don't you feel either of these ways?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Proud                27%    70%     2%    20%    28%    26%    27%    39%
Embarrassed          53      9     89     53     48     57     54     38
Don't feel either    19     18      9     25     22     16     17     20
DK/NA                 2      3      -      2      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Proud                17%    23%    29%    37%    33%    33%    33%     3%    10%
Embarrassed          59     56     50     46     44     48     46     82     68
Don't feel either    23     19     20     13     21     17     19     14     19
DK/NA                 1      2      -      3      3      2      2      1      4
 
TREND: Do you feel proud to have Donald Trump as president, embarrassed to have Donald Trump as president, or don't you feel either of these ways?
                             Embar-
                     Proud   rassed  Neither DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         27      53      19       2
Dec 05, 2017         25      52      20       2
Sep 27, 2017         27      51      20       1
Aug 02, 2017         26      54      20       1
Apr 04, 2017         27      52      19       2
 
 
14. Do you think that President Trump provides the United States with moral leadership, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Moral leadership 33%    80%     3%    30%    34%    33%    35%    47%
No                   63     16     96     67     62     64     63     47
DK/NA                 4      4      2      4      4      3      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Moral leadership 20%    33%    36%    44%    41%    42%    41%     3%    10%
No                   77     63     59     53     55     54     55     95     84
DK/NA                 3      4      5      3      4      4      4      2      5
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump provides the United States with moral leadership, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 25, 2018         33      63       4
Aug 23, 2017         35      62       2
 
 
15. Is it important to you that a president be a good role model for children, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Important        90%    91%    96%    87%    85%    95%    91%    89%
No                    8      8      4     11     13      4      8     10
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Important        87%    89%    92%    93%    85%    94%    90%    93%    94%
No                   12     10      7      6     14      5      9      7      5
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      1      1      1      -      1
 
 
16. Do you think that President Trump is a good role model for children, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Good role model  29%    72%     1%    24%    28%    29%    29%    41%
No                   67     22     99     71     67     68     67     54
DK/NA                 4      6      -      5      5      3      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Good role model  19%    24%    31%    39%    32%    37%    35%     3%     9%
No                   78     71     65     57     62     59     60     97     87
DK/NA                 3      5      4      5      6      4      5      1      4
 
 
17. Is it important to you that a president be loyal to their spouse, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Important        86%    89%    86%    84%    81%    89%    82%    90%
No                   11      8     13     10     15      7     14      6
DK/NA                 4      3      1      6      4      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Important        83%    81%    89%    90%    82%    90%    86%    87%    85%
No                   14     17      7      7     14      6     10     12     12
DK/NA                 2      2      4      3      4      4      4      1      3
 
 
18. In general, do you think that it is an important part of the president's job to help get significant bills passed in Congress, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Important        91%    93%    94%    91%    90%    92%    92%    90%
No                    6      4      3      6      7      5      6      7
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      3      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Important        92%    88%    90%    95%    90%    92%    91%    93%    91%
No                    6      8      7      3      8      5      6      4      5
DK/NA                 1      4      4      2      2      3      3      3      4