February 7, 2018 - Economy Lifts Trump To Best Score In 7 Months, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Immigration, Foreign Policy Keep Approval Down Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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With a boost from the U.S. economy, President Donald Trump gets a negative 40 - 55 percent approval rating, still under 50 percent, but his best overall score in seven months, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

President Trump had a negative 40 - 55 percent approval rating in a June 29, 2017, survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll.

In a survey conducted February 2 - 5, a total of 70 percent of American voters say the U.S. economy is "excellent" or "good," the highest rating since Quinnipiac University first asked this question in 2001 and up from 66 percent "excellent" or "good" January 10.

For the first time in a year, voters say 48 - 41 percent that President Trump is more responsible for the state of the economy than former President Barack Obama.

American voters approve 51 - 43 percent of the way Trump is handling the economy, his highest score on this issue since he was inaugurated.

A total of 75 percent of American voters say their financial situation is "excellent" or "good."

"The post State of the Union bump kicks in. And an attaboy on the economy doubles the pleasure for President Donald Trump," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "He's at 40 percent in his approval rating for the first time in more than seven months, but he's still nowhere near that magic 50 percent mark.

"Americans are feeling good about their personal finances, but we'll have to see whether the Wall Street plunge takes a toll on the guy in charge."

While still in negative territory, American voter approval of the Republican tax plan is at 39 - 47 percent, up from a negative 32 - 52 percent approval January 11 and the highest level of support so far.

American voters give Trump negative grades for his handling of other key issues:
  • 37 - 57 percent for handling foreign policy;
  • 32 - 58 percent for handling classified information;
  • 39 - 58 percent for handling immigration;
  • 45 percent approve of his handling of taxes, as 47 percent disapprove.
Trump is doing more to divide the country than to unite the country, voters say 60 - 35 percent.

Voters are divided on whether the president is racist as 49 percent say he is and 46 percent say he is not. There are wide party, gender and racial gaps.

Republicans say 85 - 10 percent Trump is not racist as Democrats say he is 84 - 13 percent. Independent voters are divided 47 - 45 percent.

Men say 55 - 40 percent Trump is not racist, while women say he is 56 - 37 percent.

White voters say 51 - 45 percent that Trump is not racist, but black voters say 74 - 12 percent that he is. Hispanic voters are divided 49 - 49 percent.

"It's a troubling toss up on whether Americans consider President Trump racist and he is deep in negative territory on his treatment of immigration, foreign policy and the handling of classified information," Malloy said.

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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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              40%    83%     7%    38%    50%    32%    38%    54%
Disapprove           55     13     90     55     45     63     58     42
DK/NA                 5      3      3      6      6      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    40%    45%    48%    57%    38%    46%     7%    38%
Disapprove           64     54     52     49     38     58     49     90     55
DK/NA                 9      6      3      2      5      4      4      3      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         40      55       5
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
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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     30%    66%     3%    28%    36%    24%    29%    43%
Approve smwht        10     18      4     11     13      8     10     10
Disapprove smwht      8      4      8     10      8      7      4      8
Disapprove strongly  47     10     81     45     37     56     53     34
DK/NA                 5      3      3      7      6      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     14%    27%    38%    39%    43%    31%    36%     3%    20%
Approve smwht        13     13      7      9     14      7     10      4     17
Disapprove smwht     12      8      7      4      4      7      6     13     11
Disapprove strongly  52     46     45     45     34     50     43     76     43
DK/NA                 9      6      4      3      5      4      5      4      8
 
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
 
Feb 07, 2018         30      10       8      47       5
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
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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              15%    27%    12%    12%    18%    13%    12%    17%
Disapprove           77     63     84     81     75     78     83     73
DK/NA                 8     10      4      8      7      9      5     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              21%    17%    13%    12%    18%    12%    15%    13%    22%
Disapprove           67     79     79     82     76     79     78     83     70
DK/NA                12      4      8      7      6      9      8      4      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?            
 
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         15      77       8
Jan 18, 2018         16      78       6
Dec 19, 2017         13      79       8
Dec 05, 2017         12      80       8
Aug 24, 2017         10      83       7 Low App
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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4. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            35%     6%    70%    31%    29%    41%    40%    27%
Unfavorable          47     84     13     49     57     39     49     58
Hvn't hrd enough     14      9     15     14     10     16      6     12
REFUSED               4      1      2      6      4      4      5      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            33%    38%    36%    35%    26%    39%    33%    52%    34%
Unfavorable          37     46     51     53     64     45     54     18     38
Hvn't hrd enough     25     14      7      9      7     11      9     26     25
REFUSED               5      1      5      2      3      4      3      4      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Feb 07, 2018         35      47      14       4
Jan 18, 2018         36      49      11       3
Dec 19, 2017         37      44      13       6
Dec 05, 2017         36      47      12       4
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
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5. 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            32%    74%     6%    26%    40%    26%    32%    43%
Unfavorable          51     13     79     57     47     56     60     43
Hvn't hrd enough     12     10     13     11     10     13      4     10
REFUSED               4      2      2      6      4      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            23%    35%    35%    36%    45%    32%    37%     8%    28%
Unfavorable          51     51     54     50     45     56     51     65     46
Hvn't hrd enough     19     12      7     10      6      8      7     23     21
REFUSED               8      2      4      5      4      5      4      4      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Feb 07, 2018         32      51      12       4
Jan 18, 2018         31      58       9       3
Dec 19, 2017         25      60      11       4
Dec 05, 2017         24      62      10       4
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
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6. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     40%    88%     4%    37%    49%    32%    40%    54%
Democratic Party     49      6     91     47     41     56     53     35
DK/NA                11      6      4     16     10     12      8     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     31%    39%    43%    47%    55%    40%    47%     7%    33%
Democratic Party     55     48     47     47     34     51     43     88     51
DK/NA                14     14     10      6     11      9     10      5     16
 
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
 
Feb 07, 2018         40      49      11
Jan 24, 2018         38      51      11
Jan 18, 2018         39      50      10
Jan 11, 2018         35      52      13 
Dec 19, 2017         37      52      12
Dec 13, 2017         37      49      13
Dec 05, 2017         36      50      13
Nov 14, 2017         38      51      11
Oct 11, 2017         41      49      10
Sep 27, 2017         38      47      15
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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 Senate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     42%    90%     5%    39%    51%    34%    42%    55%
Democratic Party     49      6     91     49     42     56     53     36
DK/NA                 9      4      4     12      8     10      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     32%    40%    47%    48%    56%    42%    49%    12%    33%
Democratic Party     56     50     46     46     35     51     44     81     53
DK/NA                12     10      8      6      8      7      7      8     14
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                     Rep     Dem
                     Party   Party   DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         42      49       9
Jan 24, 2018         39      53       8
Jan 18, 2018         40      52       8
Jan 11, 2018         36      53      11 
Dec 19, 2017         37      53      10
Dec 13, 2017         39      51      10
Dec 05, 2017         37      51      12
Nov 14, 2017         39      52       8
Oct 11, 2017         43      49       8
Sep 27, 2017         40      49      12
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14. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            13%    22%     7%    12%    18%    10%    16%    15%
Good                 57     63     55     57     61     53     65     53
Not so good          20      9     28     20     14     26     15     19
Poor                  8      5      8      9      5     10      3     10
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             9%    13%    17%    15%    22%    11%    16%     2%     8%
Good                 48     60     56     63     61     57     59     45     58
Not so good          30     16     19     14     12     22     17     34     25
Poor                 11     10      7      5      4      9      7     18      7
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      1      2      2      -      3
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         13      57      20       8       2 
Jan 10, 2018         18      48      22      11       2 
Dec 19, 2017         11      52      24      10       3
Nov 22, 2017          9      49      29      12       1
Nov 15, 2017          8      54      27      10       2
Oct 11, 2017          9      52      28       9       2
Aug 17, 2017          7      55      26      10       2
Jun 28, 2017          4      50      33      12       1
May 10, 2017          3      53      29      14       2
Apr 20, 2017          4      49      31      14       2
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15. Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                41%    20%    61%    42%    38%    43%    47%    33%
Trump                48     75     30     44     51     45     46     57
DK/NA                11      5      9     14     11     12      7     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                43%    40%    38%    43%    37%    42%    40%    49%    37%
Trump                39     47     55     50     55     48     51     34     45
DK/NA                18     12      7      7      8      9      9     17     18
 
TREND: Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                     Obama   Trump   DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         41      48      11 
Jan 10, 2018         49      40      11
Dec 19, 2017         45      43      12
Nov 22, 2017         43      41      16
Nov 15, 2017         50      37      13
Aug 17, 2017         50      38      12
Jun 28, 2017         51      34      15
May 10, 2017         58      29      13
Apr 20, 2017         59      27      14
Apr 04, 2017         66      18      16
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16. Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            17%    24%    14%    16%    18%    16%    26%    14%
Good                 58     59     59     59     62     55     64     55
Not so good          14      8     18     15     13     15      8     17
Poor                  8      8      9      8      5     11      2     13
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1      1      2      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             9%    19%    23%    18%    21%    18%    20%     7%    15%
Good                 55     63     55     60     63     56     59     57     55
Not so good          23      9     13     13     10     14     13     19     21
Poor                  9      8      9      7      4     10      8     13      8
DK/NA                 3      1      -      3      1      1      1      4      1
 
TREND: Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         17      58      14       8       2
Jan 10, 2018         16      57      18       8       1 
Dec 19, 2017         16      60      15       8       1
Nov 22, 2017         14      60      17       8       1
Nov 15, 2017         13      60      17       8       1 
Oct 11, 2017         12      61      20       6       1 
Aug 17, 2017         13      61      17       7       2
Jun 28, 2017         15      62      14       8       2 
May 10, 2017         13      60      19       7       1 
Apr 20, 2017         13      63      17       7       1
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17. 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              51%    90%    19%    50%    62%    42%    52%    60%
Disapprove           43      9     73     42     34     50     44     34
DK/NA                 7      2      8      8      5      8      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              41%    53%    56%    55%    67%    48%    56%    25%    48%
Disapprove           51     41     39     40     29     46     39     60     48
DK/NA                 8      7      5      6      4      6      5     15      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         51      43       7
Jan 17, 2018         48      46       7
Dec 19, 2017         44      51       6
Nov 14, 2017         44      49       7
Oct 11, 2017         48      46       6
Sep 27, 2017         48      44       8
Aug 24, 2017         45      49       6
Aug 17, 2017         46      46       7
Aug 02, 2017         41      52       7
Jun 29, 2017         45      49       6
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18. 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              37%    80%     6%    33%    46%    29%    36%    49%
Disapprove           57     13     90     60     49     64     60     44
DK/NA                 6      6      4      7      5      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    33%    43%    44%    52%    36%    43%     7%    34%
Disapprove           68     59     53     50     44     58     52     91     59
DK/NA                 6      8      4      6      4      7      6      1      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         37      57       6
Jan 17, 2018         36      60       4
Dec 19, 2017         33      62       5
Nov 14, 2017         37      58       5
Oct 11, 2017         38      58       4
Sep 27, 2017         38      57       5
Aug 24, 2017         38      58       4
Aug 17, 2017         39      58       3
Aug 02, 2017         36      59       5
Jun 29, 2017         38      57       5
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19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - classified information?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              32%    68%     7%    29%    40%    25%    33%    42%
Disapprove           58     20     89     59     51     64     59     46
DK/NA                10     12      4     12      9     11      9     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              20%    36%    37%    35%    46%    31%    38%     6%    25%
Disapprove           72     54     56     50     45     58     52     88     66
DK/NA                 8     10      7     15      9     11     10      6      8
 
 
20. 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              39%    83%     8%    35%    47%    33%    39%    52%
Disapprove           58     15     91     60     50     64     60     45
DK/NA                 3      2      1      5      3      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              28%    40%    46%    44%    53%    39%    46%     8%    33%
Disapprove           70     58     52     52     44     58     52     90     65
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      3      2      2      1      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         39      58       3
Jan 17, 2018         38      60       2
Dec 19, 2017         37      60       3
Nov 14, 2017         39      57       4
Oct 11, 2017         39      56       4
Sep 27, 2017         38      59       3
Aug 24, 2017         40      58       2
Aug 17, 2017         43      56       2
Aug 02, 2017         38      59       3
Jun 29, 2017         42      56       3
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21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - taxes?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              45%    84%    13%    45%    54%    37%    45%    55%
Disapprove           47     11     80     48     41     53     52     36
DK/NA                 7      5      7      8      5      9      3      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%    49%    51%    48%    60%    43%    50%    20%    43%
Disapprove           55     48     44     44     36     50     44     70     49
DK/NA                11      3      6      8      4      8      6     10      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling taxes?           
 
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         45      47       7 
Jan 17, 2018         42      51       7
Dec 19, 2017         35      58       7
Nov 15, 2017         34      55      11 
Oct 11, 2017         37      49      14
May 11, 2017         34      54      13 
 
 
22. Do you feel that Donald Trump is doing more to unite the country as president, or doing more to divide the country as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unite                35%    77%     6%    30%    40%    30%    32%    50%
Divide               60     17     91     62     52     66     64     44
DK/NA                 6      6      2      8      8      4      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Unite                18%    37%    42%    40%    49%    35%    41%     3%    27%
Divide               72     57     55     54     44     61     54     92     64
DK/NA                 9      6      3      6      6      4      5      6      9
 
TREND: Do you feel that Donald Trump is doing more to unite the country as President, or doing more to divide the country as President? (Prior to Feb 22, 2017 "will do more")
                     Unite   Divide   DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         35      60       6
Jan 17, 2018         31      64       5 
Dec 12, 2017         32      62       7
Oct 11, 2017         37      58       5
Sep 27, 2017         35      60       5
Aug 23, 2017         31      62       7 
Apr 19, 2017         36      59       6
Apr 04, 2017         34      61       6
Mar 07, 2017         39      56       5
Feb 22, 2017         36      58       6
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23. Do you think President Trump is racist, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Racist           49%    10%    84%    47%    40%    56%    50%    40%
No                   46     85     13     45     55     37     45     56
DK/NA                 6      4      3      8      5      6      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Racist           60%    45%    45%    45%    35%    52%    45%    74%    49%
No                   35     48     50     50     61     43     51     12     49
DK/NA                 6      7      5      5      5      4      5     13      2
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican tax plan?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              39%    79%     8%    37%    48%    30%    40%    49%
Disapprove           47      8     78     50     41     52     53     34
DK/NA                14     13     14     14     10     17      7     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              29%    40%    43%    43%    55%    37%    45%     8%    31%
Disapprove           55     50     43     41     36     48     43     68     54
DK/NA                16     10     14     16      9     14     12     23     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican tax plan?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         39      47      14
Jan 11, 2018         32      52      16
Dec 13, 2017         26      55      18
Dec 05, 2017         29      53      18
Nov 15, 2017         25      52      23
 
 
28. Do you think the Republican tax plan will increase your taxes, reduce your taxes, or will it not have much impact either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Increase taxes       28%    11%    40%    29%    22%    32%    26%    22%
Reduce taxes         27     47     13     26     36     20     31     30
Not much impact      38     35     41     38     37     38     38     38
DK/NA                 8      6      7      8      5     10      5      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Increase taxes       31%    30%    27%    21%    18%    29%    24%    51%    31%
Reduce taxes         20     32     33     24     41     23     31     13     19
Not much impact      41     32     33     46     35     40     38     27     41
DK/NA                 8      6      7      9      6      8      7      9      9
 
TREND: Do you think the Republican tax plan will increase your taxes, reduce your taxes, or will it not have much impact either way?
                                     No
                     Incr    Reduce  Impact  DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018         28      27      38       8
Jan 11, 2018         33      24      37       6
Dec 13, 2017         44      16      30      10
Dec 05, 2017         41      20      32       8
Nov 15, 2017         35      16      36      12
 
29. Who do you think will benefit the most from this plan: low income Americans, middle class Americans, or wealthy Americans?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Low income            5%    11%     3%     4%     5%     5%     4%     8%
Middle class         26     59      5     22     29     23     28     33
Wealthy              62     21     90     67     57     66     64     49
DK/NA                 7     10      2      8      9      5      5      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Low income            8%     3%     4%     6%     7%     6%     6%     2%     4%
Middle class         17     28     29     29     35     27     31      4     20
Wealthy              67     63     60     57     49     62     56     89     69
DK/NA                 7      6      6      8      9      6      7      4      7
 
TREND: Who do you think will benefit the most from this plan: low income Americans, middle class Americans, or wealthy Americans?
                     Low     Middle
                     Income  Class   Wealthy DK/NA
 
Feb 07, 2018          5      26      62       7
Jan 11, 2018          4      22      66       8
Dec 13, 2017          4      21      65       9
Dec 05, 2017          5      24      64       8
Nov 15, 2017          6      24      61       9