February 6, 2018 - Trump Trying To Derail Russia Probe, U.S. Voters Tell Quinnipiac University National Poll; Don't Shut Government Over Immigration, Voters Say 2-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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President Donald Trump has attempted to "derail or obstruct" the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, American voters say 53 - 41 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Voters are divided on whether Republicans in Congress are trying to derail or obstruct Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible links between President Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russian government as 46 percent say there is GOP obstruction and 44 percent say there is no obstruction, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Mueller's investigation is legitimate, 50 percent of voters say, as 42 percent say it is a "political witch hunt." In a separate question, voters say 56 - 28 percent the probe is "fair."

While there is an obvious partisan divide on these questions, independent voters say:
  • 56 - 37 percent that Trump is attempting to derail the Russian investigation;
  • 49 - 42 percent that Republicans in Congress are trying to derail the Russian probe;
  • 54 - 39 percent that the investigation is legitimate rather than a witch hunt.
American voters approve 48 - 36 percent of the way the FBI is handling its job, compared to 46 - 38 percent in a January 13, 2017, Quinnipiac University Poll.

The FBI is not biased against Trump, voters say 55 - 33 percent.

"Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not out to get President Donald Trump, American voters say, but they do feel the president is out to get Mueller," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "And almost half of voters think Republicans in Congress are trying to obstruct the Russian investigation.

"Despite the beating they've taken from the White House, the judiciary and the intelligence communities are considered a lot more trustworthy than the Oval Office and the Fourth Estate."

American voters do not trust President Trump 55 - 41 percent to do what is right. Voters also say 57 - 38 percent, they do not trust the media to do what is right.

Voters trust the U.S. court system 67 - 28 percent to do what is right and trust U.S. intelligence agencies 61 - 31 percent to do what is right.

Republicans in Congress put party over country, voters say 71 - 23 percent and Democrats in Congress also put party over country, voters say 63 - 31 percent.

Support for Dreamers

Undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children - so-called Dreamers - should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and eventually apply for citizenship, voters say 81 - 14 percent. Support for Dreamers is strong among every party, gender, education, age and racial group.

American voters say 66 - 30 percent that it is not worth shutting down the government over the issue of immigration. Every listed group opposes shutting down the government.

Voters oppose 59 - 37 percent building a wall along the border with Mexico. Opposition jumps to 65 - 33 percent in a question noting that Trump has asked Congress for $25 billion for the wall.

American voters disagree with Trump on other immigration issues, saying:
  • 63 - 33 percent that undocumented immigrants do not take jobs away from U.S. citizens;
  • 72 - 17 percent that undocumented immigrants do not commit more crimes than citizens;
  • 54 percent that the rate of legal immigration should be kept the same, as 24 percent say it should be increased and 17 percent say it should be decreased.
"Voters say immigrants don't take our jobs and live far more exemplary lives than they are given credit for by the White House," Malloy said.

Voters support 87 - 10 percent increasing federal infrastructure spending. Infrastructure spending is mainly the responsibility of the federal government, 36 percent of voters say, as 39 percent say this spending is mainly a state responsibility and 20 percent say both the federal government and the states are equally responsible.

From February 2- 5, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,333 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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3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the FBI is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              48%    28%    67%    49%    42%    52%    58%    37%
Disapprove           36     53     22     34     43     30     31     43
DK/NA                16     19     11     17     14     18     11     20
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              45%    55%    46%    46%    40%    53%    47%    62%    30%
Disapprove           33     32     39     38     46     30     37     25     48
DK/NA                22     13     15     16     14     17     16     13     22
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the FBI is handling its job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         48      36      16
Jan 13, 2017         46      38      16
 
 
8. In general, do you think you can trust President Trump to do what is right, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Can trust        41%    84%     8%    38%    49%    34%    38%    55%
No                   55     13     88     55     46     62     58     41
DK/NA                 4      3      4      6      5      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Can trust        30%    43%    45%    47%    56%    40%    47%     9%    35%
No                   65     54     52     47     40     57     50     82     59
DK/NA                 5      3      3      6      4      3      4      9      6
 
 
9. In general, do you think you can trust the U.S. court system to do what is right, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Can trust        67%    65%    70%    68%    68%    66%    77%    61%
No                   28     30     24     27     28     28     19     32
DK/NA                 5      5      6      5      4      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Can trust        62%    71%    66%    68%    67%    70%    69%    57%    62%
No                   36     28     27     22     29     23     26     36     34
DK/NA                 2      2      6     10      4      6      5      8      4
 
 
10. In general, do you think you can trust U.S. intelligence agencies to do what is right, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Can trust        61%    56%    70%    60%    58%    63%    71%    56%
No                   31     33     23     33     34     28     23     35
DK/NA                 8     10      7      8      8      9      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Can trust        54%    67%    61%    63%    59%    66%    63%    55%    54%
No                   40     28     30     25     34     26     30     32     38
DK/NA                 6      5      9     13      7      8      7     13      8
 
 
11. In general, do you think you can trust the news media to do what is right, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Can trust        38%     9%    67%    39%    31%    45%    47%    29%
No                   57     87     27     56     66     49     51     66
DK/NA                 5      4      6      5      4      6      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Can trust        29%    44%    39%    42%    27%    45%    37%    58%    33%
No                   68     51     57     52     69     50     58     33     61
DK/NA                 3      5      4      7      3      5      4      9      6
 
 
12. In general, do you believe that the Republicans in Congress put country over party, or do you think that they put party over country?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Country over party   23%    52%     8%    18%    24%    22%    22%    32%
Party over country   71     42     88     75     71     70     74     61
DK/NA                 6      6      4      6      5      8      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Country over party   17%    23%    27%    26%    29%    26%    28%     3%    19%
Party over country   78     71     68     67     68     67     68     91     71
DK/NA                 5      6      5      7      3      6      5      6     10
 
TREND: In general, do you believe that the Republicans in Congress put country over party, or do you think that they put party over country?
                     Country Party
                     Over    Over
                     Party   Country DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         23      71       6
Dec 12, 2017         19      74       6
 
 
13. In general, do you believe that the Democrats in Congress put country over party, or do you think that they put party over country?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Country over party   31%     6%    62%    28%    23%    38%    37%    20%
Party over country   63     91     34     65     73     54     59     74
DK/NA                 6      4      4      7      4      8      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Country over party   29%    33%    31%    32%    19%    36%    28%    56%    24%
Party over country   65     61     65     62     78     57     66     36     66
DK/NA                 6      6      5      7      3      7      5      8     10
 
TREND: In general, do you believe that the Democrats in Congress put country over party, or do you think that they put party over country?
                     Country Party
                     Over    Over
                     Party   Country DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         31      63       6
Dec 12, 2017         34      60       6
 
 
24. Do you think that the FBI is biased against President Trump, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Biased           33%    58%    13%    32%    39%    29%    29%    43%
No/Not biased        55     28     76     57     51     58     62     43
DK/NA                12     13     10     11     10     14      8     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Biased           30%    31%    38%    35%    45%    30%    36%    15%    40%
No/Not biased        56     60     51     51     45     58     52     70     51
DK/NA                13     10     11     14     10     13     11     15      8
 
 
25. As you may know, Congress must pass a new spending bill in order to prevent a government shutdown, which then must be signed by President Trump. If a government shutdown does occur, who would you blame more: Republicans in Congress, Democrats in Congress, or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republicans          27%     6%    47%    27%    24%    29%    31%    20%
Democrats            35     73      6     33     42     28     37     47
President Trump      22      7     37     23     18     26     18     18
DK/NA                16     14     10     17     15     16     14     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republicans          34%    32%    21%    22%    22%    29%    26%    36%    24%
Democrats            21     36     42     41     51     35     42      4     24
President Trump      24     19     25     21     14     21     18     45     28
DK/NA                21     13     12     16     13     15     14     15     25
 
TREND: As you may know, Congress must pass a new spending bill in order to prevent a government shutdown, which then must be signed by President Trump. If a government shutdown does occur, who would you blame more: Republicans in Congress, Democrats in Congress, or President Trump? (* Prior to Dec 13, 2017 included shutdown date)
                     Reps    Dems    Trump   DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         27      35      22      16
Jan 18, 2018         32      34      21      13
Dec 19, 2017         41      31      16      11
Dec 13, 2017         33      29      21      17
Dec 05, 2017         31      31      26      12
Apr 20, 2017         38      32      15      15
Apr 05, 2017         36      28      18      18
 
 
26. In general, do you think that the issue of immigration is worth shutting down the government over, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Worth it         30%    23%    38%    27%    29%    30%    35%    24%
No                   66     73     58     68     68     64     60     71
DK/NA                 4      4      3      5      2      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Worth it         33%    29%    28%    29%    29%    30%    29%    28%    35%
No                   63     68     68     65     69     64     66     67     63
DK/NA                 4      3      4      6      3      7      5      4      2
 
 
30. Do you support or oppose increasing federal spending for roads, bridges, mass transit and other infrastructure?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              87%    84%    94%    87%    86%    87%    91%    86%
Oppose               10     13      5     11     12      8      7     10
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      2      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              83%    86%    91%    89%    89%    89%    89%    87%    78%
Oppose               14     11      8      8     11      7      9      9     18
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      1      4      2      4      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose increasing federal spending for roads, bridges, mass transit and other infrastructure?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         87      10       3
Jan 18, 2018         87       9       3
May 11, 2017         86      12       2
Apr 05, 2017         89       9       3
Mar 08, 2017         90       8       2 
Feb 23, 2017         87      10       3
Feb 08, 2017         89       9       2
Nov 23, 2016         83      15       2 
 
 
31. Do you think it is mainly the responsibility of the federal government to fund infrastructure improvements, or do you think it is mainly the responsibility of the states to fund infrastructure improvements?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Federal government   36%    22%    55%    34%    35%    37%    38%    32%
States               39     54     23     39     40     38     35     43
BOTH EQUALLY(VOL)    20     19     19     21     21     18     22     20
DK/NA                 5      5      2      6      4      7      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Federal government   37%    37%    36%    37%    32%    36%    35%    44%    40%
States               49     40     35     33     42     37     39     31     40
BOTH EQUALLY(VOL)    11     16     21     27     22     20     21     16     19
DK/NA                 4      7      7      3      4      6      5      8      2
 
 
32. Do you think it is appropriate for a president to ask Justice Department officials for loyalty, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Appropriate      27%    46%    13%    25%    28%    26%    20%    36%
No                   67     44     84     70     66     68     75     57
DK/NA                 6     11      3      6      6      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Appropriate      27%    22%    31%    26%    29%    27%    28%    14%    37%
No                   71     73     62     63     66     66     66     81     60
DK/NA                 2      4      7     11      5      7      6      5      3
 
 
33. Do you support or oppose allowing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the United States and eventually apply for citizenship?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              81%    68%    94%    82%    76%    86%    85%    76%
Oppose               14     24      5     14     19      9     13     16
DK/NA                 5      8      1      5      5      5      2      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              86%    80%    81%    80%    75%    85%    80%    91%    87%
Oppose               10     15     15     14     20     11     15      7      9
DK/NA                 3      5      4      6      5      5      5      3      4
 
 
34. In your opinion, has the Trump administration been too aggressive in deporting immigrants who are here illegally, not aggressive enough, or has the Trump administration been acting appropriately when it comes to deporting immigrants who are here illegally?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too aggressive       44%    12%    75%    43%    34%    53%    48%    35%
Not aggr enough      11     18      3     13     16      7      9     17
Acting appropriately 37     65     17     35     43     31     38     40
DK/NA                 8      5      6     10      8      9      4      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too aggressive       59%    41%    41%    39%    30%    50%    41%    66%    44%
Not aggr enough       7      9     15     12     19      9     13      2      7
Acting appropriately 30     41     38     38     46     34     39     22     36
DK/NA                 4      9      6     11      6      7      7     10     13
 
TREND: In your opinion, has the Trump administration been too aggressive in deporting immigrants who are here illegally, not aggressive enough, or has the Trump administration been acting appropriately when it comes to deporting immigrants who are here illegally?
                     Too     Not     Acting
                     Aggrsv  Enough  Apprtly DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         44      11      37       8
Apr 20, 2017         47      11      37       5
Mar 08, 2017         49       9      38       5
 
 
35. Thinking about people who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, who do you think should be deported: should no illegal immigrants be deported, only illegal immigrants that have committed a serious crime, only illegal immigrants that have committed any crime, or should all illegal immigrants be deported?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
No immigrants         1%     -      2%     1%     1%     1%     3%     -
Only serious crime   45     25     65     46     40     49     49     37
Only any crime       26     33     22     25     27     24     25     25
All immigrants       25     41      8     24     28     21     21     33
DK/NA                 4      1      3      4      4      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
No immigrants         2%     1%     1%     -      1%     2%     1%     -      1%
Only serious crime   57     45     40     41     37     48     43     52     62
Only any crime       20     26     27     30     25     25     25     27     24
All immigrants       19     25     28     24     33     23     27     17     10
DK/NA                 1      4      4      4      4      3      3      4      3
 
TREND: Thinking about people who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, who do you think should be deported: should no illegal immigrants be deported, only illegal immigrants that have committed a serious crime, only illegal immigrants that have committed any crime, or should all illegal immigrants be deported?
                             Serious Any
                     None    Crime   Crime   All     DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018          1      45      26      25       4
Sep 28, 2017          2      52      23      20       3
Mar 08, 2017          3      55      21      19       2
Feb 23, 2017          3      53      22      19       3
 
 
36. Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              37%    75%     9%    35%    46%    30%    35%    51%
Oppose               59     22     89     61     52     66     64     46
DK/NA                 4      3      2      4      2      4      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              21%    38%    45%    44%    53%    36%    43%    11%    21%
Oppose               76     58     54     50     45     61     54     84     70
DK/NA                 3      3      1      5      2      3      2      5     10
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?           
 
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         37      59       4
Jan 11, 2018         34      63       3
Dec 13, 2017         36      62       2
Sep 28, 2017         37      60       3
May 11, 2017         33      64       3 
Apr 20, 2017         33      64       3 
Apr 05, 2017         33      64       3 
Feb 23, 2017         37      60       3
Feb 08, 2017         38      59       3
Nov 23, 2016         42      55       3 
 
 
37. As you may know, President Trump has asked Congress for 25 billion dollars to fund a wall along the border with Mexico. Would you support or oppose a border wall if it costs 25 billion dollars?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              33%    69%     7%    31%    42%    26%    31%    48%
Oppose               65     28     93     67     57     72     68     50
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      1      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              16%    35%    41%    39%    48%    32%    39%     6%    17%
Oppose               82     65     58     57     51     65     59     93     80
DK/NA                 2      -      1      4      1      2      2      2      3
 
 
38. In general, do you think undocumented immigrants take jobs away from American citizens, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Take jobs        33%    60%    18%    28%    38%    29%    33%    41%
No                   63     35     80     67     58     68     65     54
DK/NA                 4      4      2      5      4      3      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Take jobs        21%    36%    38%    39%    45%    31%    37%    32%    17%
No                   78     64     57     55     52     65     59     67     82
DK/NA                 1      -      5      6      3      4      4      1      1
 
 
39. In general, do you think undocumented immigrants commit more crimes than American citizens do, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/More crimes      17%    34%     6%    15%    22%    13%    15%    22%
No                   72     48     89     74     68     75     76     63
DK/NA                11     19      5     11     11     12      9     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/More crimes      13%    13%    17%    26%    25%    14%    19%    11%    14%
No                   85     79     67     60     65     73     69     82     78
DK/NA                 3      8     16     14     10     14     12      6      9
 
 
40. Do you think that legal immigration to the United States should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same as it is now?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Increased            24%    18%    28%    23%    22%    25%    28%    21%
Decreased            17     26     10     16     19     15     12     21
Same                 54     53     56     56     54     54     56     51
DK/NA                 6      4      6      5      5      6      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Increased            37%    23%    21%    16%    23%    26%    25%    16%    24%
Decreased            15     15     16     20     18     16     17      7     18
Same                 44     60     55     58     54     53     53     71     51
DK/NA                 5      2      9      6      5      5      5      5      7
 
 
41. As you may know, there is a program sometimes called family reunification or chain migration. This program allows U.S. citizens to apply to bring their family members to the United States as permanent legal residents. Do you think this program should be limited to only minor children and spouses or do you think that all immediate family members should be eligible?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Only children/spouse 43%    65%    28%    41%    50%    38%    41%    51%
All immed family     49     28     68     50     42     55     52     41
DK/NA                 8      7      3      8      8      7      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Only children/spouse 35%    45%    45%    49%    56%    39%    46%    34%    32%
All immed family     61     51     47     39     36     54     46     60     58
DK/NA                 4      4      8     12      8      7      8      6     10
 
 
42. As you may know, there is a program called the diversity visa lottery. This program allows people from countries with low immigration rates to immigrate to the United States. Do you think this program should continue or do you think it should be ended?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Continue             48%    25%    72%    45%    44%    51%    49%    37%
Ended                39     63     18     39     46     33     37     48
DK/NA                13     12     10     16     10     16     14     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Continue             72%    49%    41%    34%    38%    46%    43%    62%    67%
Ended                21     35     47     49     52     35     43     25     26
DK/NA                 7     15     12     16     10     18     15     13      7
 
 
43. As you may know, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the criminal investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government. Do you think that he is conducting a fair investigation into this matter, or not?
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                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Fair             56%    35%    77%    57%    52%    59%    65%    46%
No                   28     46     14     27     32     25     22     36
DK/NA                16     19      8     16     15     16     13     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             53%    60%    54%    57%    51%    58%    55%    67%    52%
No                   27     25     32     31     34     26     30     24     25
DK/NA                20     15     14     12     15     16     15      9     23
 
TREND: As you may know, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the criminal investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government. Do you think that he is conducting a fair investigation into this matter, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         56      28      16
Jan 11, 2018         59      26      15
Dec 12, 2017         58      29      13
Nov 15, 2017         60      27      13
 
44. Do you think President Trump should be impeached and removed from office if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller, or don't you think so?
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                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeached        46%    13%    76%    45%    39%    52%    46%    35%
No                   47     84     15     47     55     40     48     59
DK/NA                 8      3      9      9      6      9      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Impeached        57%    43%    41%    42%    32%    46%    40%    74%    53%
No                   31     51     53     52     62     47     53     10     40
DK/NA                12      5      7      6      6      6      6     16      8
 
 
45. Do you believe that President Trump has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, or not?
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                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  53%    12%    86%    56%    45%    60%    55%    41%
No                   41     83     11     37     49     34     41     52
DK/NA                 6      5      3      7      6      6      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  61%    54%    49%    49%    39%    55%    48%    87%    53%
No                   33     41     46     44     57     39     47      8     41
DK/NA                 6      5      5      6      5      6      6      5      6
 
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
 
Feb 06, 2018         53      41       6 
Jan 11, 2018         56      39       6
Dec 12, 2017         57      38       5
Nov 15, 2017         53      43       4 
Aug 24, 2017         56      38       6
Aug 16, 2017         57      38       6
Aug 02, 2017         58      37       4 
Jun 29, 2017         55      41       4
 
 
46. Do you think Republicans in Congress are trying to derail or obstruct Special Counsel Mueller's investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government, or don't you think so?
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                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  46%    11%    74%    49%    42%    50%    48%    33%
No                   44     78     19     42     51     38     45     54
DK/NA                10     11      6     10      8     12      6     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  48%    46%    48%    44%    35%    44%    40%    74%    54%
No                   42     46     45     43     58     44     50     18     37
DK/NA                11      8      7     13      7     12     10      8      8
 
 
47. Do you think that the investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government is a legitimate investigation, or do you think it is a political witch hunt?
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                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legitimate           50%    14%    78%    54%    45%    55%    60%    38%
Political witch hunt 42     77     18     39     48     37     38     52
DK/NA                 7      8      4      7      6      8      3     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legitimate           51%    54%    48%    47%    42%    54%    49%    70%    39%
Political witch hunt 39     38     48     46     53     40     45     21     49
DK/NA                10      8      4      6      6      7      6     10     11
 
TREND: Do you think that the investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government is a legitimate investigation, or do you think it is a political witch hunt?
                     Legit-  Witch
                     mate    Hunt    DK/NA
 
Feb 06, 2018         50      42       7
Jan 18, 2018         52      43       5