March 7, 2018 - Trump Gets Most Votes As Worst President Since WWII, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Reagan, Obama Top Trump 4-1 As Best President Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Donald Trump is the worst of the 13 presidents who have served since the end of World War II, 41 percent of American voters say, followed by 21 percent who list Barack Obama and 10 percent who cite Richard Nixon, in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Looking at the best president since 1945, 28 percent say Ronald Reagan. Another 24 percent list Barack Obama, with 10 percent each for Bill Clinton and John Kennedy.

President Trump is fifth on the list, with 7 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Trailing Trump are Dwight Eisenhower, with 4 percent; Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter with 3 percent each; Lyndon Johnson, with 2 percent, and Richard Nixon, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, all with 1 percent each. Gerald Ford scores less than 1 percent.

American voters give Trump a negative 38 - 56 percent approval rating. There are wide gender and racial gaps. Men approve 44 percent, with 49 percent disapproving. Women disapprove 62 - 33 percent. White voters are divided 47 - 48 percent. Disapproval is 86 - 7 percent among black voters and 68 - 24 percent among Hispanic voters.

Trump gets a divided score for handling the economy as 46 percent of voters approve and 49 percent disapprove. Voters disapprove 61 - 33 percent of his handling of foreign policy.

"President Donald Trump's best card, perhaps his only card, remains the economy where he is close to break-even. He's tanking on foreign policy and he draws even more fire on his handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"In 73 years, 13 men have governed from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office and none of them have done so with less admiration from the American people."

American voters disapprove 63 - 26 percent of the way President Trump handles issues involving Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia is an adversary of the U.S., 55 percent of voters say, while only 3 percent see Russia as an ally and 38 percent say Russia is neither an ally nor adversary.

American voters say 70 - 22 percent, including 51 - 37 percent among Republicans, that the Russian government tried to influence the 2016 presidential election in the U.S.

Among all voters, 36 percent say the Russian interference changed the outcome of the election, while 28 percent say the Russian government tried but failed to change the outcome.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a fair investigation into possible links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, voters say 58 - 28 percent.

This is a legitimate investigation, 53 percent of voters say, as 42 percent say it is a political witch-hunt.

The Trump Administration should do more to protect the 2018 U.S. elections from Russian interference, 61 percent of voters say, while 28 percent say the Trump White House is doing enough.

In these 2018 elections, 48 percent of voters want the Democratic Party to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, as 38 percent want Republicans to control the House. Independent voters back Democrats 45 - 33 percent.

Democrats should win control of the U.S. Senate, voters say 49 - 39 percent, including 46 - 35 percent among independent voters.

From March 3 - 5, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,122 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 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              38%    82%     5%    35%    44%    33%    38%    56%
Disapprove           56     11     92     58     49     62     59     39
DK/NA                 6      6      3      7      7      5      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    42%    42%    40%    52%    42%    47%     7%    24%
Disapprove           67     54     51     56     44     52     48     86     68
DK/NA                 8      4      7      4      4      6      5      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         38      56       6
Feb 21, 2018         37      58       5
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
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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%     3%    19%    30%    25%    27%    42%
Approve smwht        10     10      1     15     14      7     11     13
Disapprove smwht      7      4      6      9      8      5      6      6
Disapprove strongly  48      7     87     49     41     56     52     32
DK/NA                 7      8      3      8      7      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     16%    28%    33%    30%    38%    31%    34%     1%    19%
Approve smwht         9     14      9      9     14     10     12      6      5
Disapprove smwht     13      7      6      4      7      5      6     11      9
Disapprove strongly  55     46     45     52     37     47     42     75     56
DK/NA                 8      5      7      5      4      7      6      7     11
 
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
 
Mar 07, 2018         28      10       7      48       7
Feb 21, 2018         26      10       6      52       6
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
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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              13%    27%     6%    10%    16%    11%    11%    17%
Disapprove           80     65     89     83     78     83     84     78
DK/NA                 6      7      4      6      6      7      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              15%    18%     9%    10%    17%    11%    14%    11%    15%
Disapprove           69     78     87     87     79     82     81     85     72
DK/NA                15      3      4      3      4      7      5      4     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         13      80       6
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 
Aug 17, 2017         10      85       5 
Aug 03, 2017         10      84       6 
Mar 07, 2017         18      70      12
Jan 26, 2017         19      67      14
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3. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            31%     3%    67%    23%    28%    33%    35%    20%
Unfavorable          52     87     16     56     58     47     55     60
Hvn't hrd enough     12      9     12     15     11     14      6     14
REFUSED               5      1      5      6      4      6      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            29%    26%    32%    35%    28%    27%    27%    46%    28%
Unfavorable          43     53     55     52     62     53     58     31     44
Hvn't hrd enough     22     13      9      9      7     13     10     15     27
REFUSED               5      8      3      5      3      7      5      8      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Mar 07, 2018         31      52      12       5 
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
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4. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            30%    75%     4%    22%    35%    26%    29%    41%
Unfavorable          55     18     85     58     52     58     63     40
Hvn't hrd enough     10      6      9     13      9     11      6     12
REFUSED               5      2      2      7      4      6      3      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            24%    31%    30%    31%    40%    30%    35%    11%    23%
Unfavorable          48     52     59     59     50     52     51     71     54
Hvn't hrd enough     21     10      8      5      6     11      9     14     18
REFUSED               7      6      3      5      4      6      5      3      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Mar 07, 2018         30      55      10       5
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
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5. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     38%    89%     2%    33%    43%    33%    39%    51%
Democratic Party     48      4     93     45     43     51     53     32
DK/NA                15      7      4     23     14     15      8     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     26%    43%    40%    40%    51%    40%    45%    13%    30%
Democratic Party     54     41     48     51     39     45     42     69     54
DK/NA                21     16     13      9     10     15     13     17     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
 
Mar 07, 2018         38      48      15
Feb 20, 2018         38      53       9
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
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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 Senate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     39%    89%     3%    35%    44%    34%    40%    54%
Democratic Party     49      4     94     46     44     53     53     31
DK/NA                12      6      3     19     12     13      7     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     29%    44%    42%    39%    53%    42%    47%    12%    29%
Democratic Party     57     42     47     51     38     45     42     71     61
DK/NA                14     15     10     10      9     13     11     17     10
 
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
 
Mar 07, 2018         39      49      12
Feb 20, 2018         39      54       7
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
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7. Thinking about the United States Presidents we have had since World War II: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, which one would you consider the best president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Harry Truman          3%     1%     4%     3%     3%     3%     4%     3%
Dwight Eisenhower     4      3      3      5      4      3      5      3
John Kennedy         10      5      9     12     11      9      7     11
Lyndon Johnson        2      1      3      2      2      2      2      -
Richard Nixon         1      1      -      2      2      1      -      1
Gerald Ford           -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Jimmy Carter          3      1      3      3      2      3      3      2
Ronald Reagan        28     59      5     27     31     26     30     39
George Bush Senior    1      2      -      2      1      2      2      2
Bill Clinton         10      1     17     10     11      9      9     10
George W. Bush        1      3      -      2      1      1      1      2
Barack Obama         24      1     49     22     19     28     23     13
Donald Trump          7     16      1      5      8      5      6      9
DK/NA                 6      6      6      5      5      7      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Harry Truman          2%     2%     4%     4%     3%     4%     4%     3%     2%
Dwight Eisenhower     5      4      3      3      4      4      4      1      5
John Kennedy         11      6     11     12      8     10      9      9     11
Lyndon Johnson        2      -      2      3      1      2      1      5      2
Richard Nixon         4      -      -      1      1      1      1      3      -
Gerald Ford           -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Jimmy Carter          1      1      3      3      2      3      3      2      3
Ronald Reagan        21     31     32     26     38     31     34      4     20
George Bush Senior    2      1      2      1      1      3      2      -      -
Bill Clinton          6     14     12      9     10      9     10     17      9
George W. Bush        1      1      1      1      1      2      2      2      -
Barack Obama         30     23     22     24     15     20     18     51     34
Donald Trump          4      9      6      8      9      6      8      2      8
DK/NA                12      8      2      3      5      5      5      3      6
 
TREND: Thinking about the United States Presidents we have had since World War II: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, which one would you consider the best president?
                     Mar 07  Jan 26  Jul 02  Jun 01
                     2018    2017    2014    2006
                             
Harry Truman          3       2       4       7
Dwight Eisenhower     4       3       5       5
John Kennedy         10      12      15      18
Lyndon Johnson        2       2       3       1
Richard Nixon         1       -       1       1
Gerald Ford           -       -       1       1
Jimmy Carter          3       2       2       5
Ronald Reagan        28      30      35      28
George Bush Senior    1       2       3       2
Bill Clinton         10       9      18      25
George W. Bush        1       3       1       3
Barack Obama         24      29       8      na
Donald Trump          7      na      na      na
DK/NA                 6       6       4       4
 
 
8. Which of these thirteen presidents we have had since World War II would you consider the worst president: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, or Donald Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Harry Truman          -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Dwight Eisenhower     -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
John Kennedy          -      -      -      1      -      1      -      -
Lyndon Johnson        2      3      1      3      4      1      2      5
Richard Nixon        10      8     10     12      8     12      8     12
Gerald Ford           1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
Jimmy Carter          8     16      1      8     10      6      9      9
Ronald Reagan         2      1      4      2      3      2      2      2
George Bush Senior    -      -      -      1      1      -      -      -
Bill Clinton          4     12      -      3      4      5      3      8
George W. Bush        6      2      6      8      6      5      4      3
Barack Obama         21     49      1     17     22     19     24     29
Donald Trump         41      5     72     41     36     45     44     27
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      4      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Harry Truman          1%     -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Dwight Eisenhower     -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -
John Kennedy          -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      3
Lyndon Johnson        3      1      2      2      6      1      3      1      -
Richard Nixon        11     10      9     11      7     13     10     11      9
Gerald Ford           2      -      1      1      2      1      1      -      -
Jimmy Carter          2     10     11      7     10      7      9      2     10
Ronald Reagan         5      2      2      1      2      2      2      3      -
George Bush Senior    1      -      1      -      -      -      -      1      2
Bill Clinton          5      3      5      5      5      6      5      -      4
George W. Bush        9      5      4      3      4      3      3     11     12
Barack Obama         12     20     22     27     28     25     27      1     10
Donald Trump         41     44     41     40     33     38     35     67     46
DK/NA                 8      4      2      1      3      3      3      4      4
 
TREND: Which of these thirteen presidents we have had since World War II would you consider the worst president: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, or Donald Trump? (Adjusted for number of presidents)
                     Mar 07  Jan 26  Jul 02  Jun 01
                     2018    2017    2014    2006
                     
Harry Truman          -       -       -       1
Dwight Eisenhower     -       -       1       - 
John Kennedy          -       -       -       1
Lyndon Johnson        2       3       3       4
Richard Nixon        10      24      13      17
Gerald Ford           1       1       2       2
Jimmy Carter          8      10       8      13
Ronald Reagan         2       5       3       3
George Bush Senior    -       2       2       3
Bill Clinton          4       4       3      16
George W. Bush        6      22      28      34
Barack Obama         21      23      33      na
Donald Trump         41      na      na      na
DK/NA                 4       6       4       5
 
9. 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             9%    21%     2%     7%    11%     6%    13%     8%
Good                 52     58     48     52     56     49     62     53
Not so good          24     16     32     26     23     26     18     24
Poor                 13      3     17     14      8     17      8     12
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      2      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             4%    13%     9%     8%    14%     7%    10%     -      8%
Good                 43     51     60     54     61     53     57     39     53
Not so good          29     26     19     26     17     24     21     40     21
Poor                 21      7     12     10      6     13     10     22     17
DK/NA                 3      3      1      1      2      2      2      -      2
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018          9      52      24      13       2
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
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10. 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                42%    28%    56%    43%    42%    43%    43%    42%
Trump                46     66     36     41     46     46     47     49
DK/NA                12      6      9     16     12     12     10     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                49%    44%    41%    39%    43%    41%    42%    47%    47%
Trump                31     44     51     53     48     48     48     38     36
DK/NA                20     12      8      8      8     11     10     16     17
 
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
 
Mar 07, 2018         42      46      12
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
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11. 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            16%    22%    14%    15%    17%    15%    24%    11%
Good                 60     64     59     59     64     55     63     62
Not so good          16     10     18     16     12     19     10     16
Poor                  7      2      9      9      5     10      3      9
DK/NA                 2      3      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            13%    16%    20%    15%    17%    18%    17%    11%    12%
Good                 57     62     58     61     69     57     63     52     61
Not so good          14     15     16     18      9     16     13     28     11
Poor                 13      5      7      5      4      7      6      8     16
DK/NA                 3      2      -      1      2      2      2      2      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
 
Mar 07, 2018         16      60      16       7       2
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 
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12. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               42%    77%    14%    38%    49%    35%    44%    51%
Worse                21      5     30     24     17     25     18     16
The same             35     17     54     35     33     37     36     31
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      1      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               29%    46%    46%    41%    55%    42%    48%    14%    38%
Worse                24     21     18     22     14     20     17     40     16
The same             45     30     35     36     31     36     34     42     39
DK/NA                 3      3      1      2      1      2      1      4      7
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         42      21      35       2
Aug 17, 2017         43      15      39       2 
Jun 28, 2017         37      19      42       2
May 10, 2017         36      21      41       1
Apr 20, 2017         34      16      49       2
Apr 04, 2017         32      16      48       4
Mar 22, 2017         40      16      39       4
Mar 07, 2017         41      15      42       3
Feb 22, 2017         37      15      46       2
Jan 10, 2017         40      14      44       2
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13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              46%    88%    11%    45%    51%    42%    47%    61%
Disapprove           49      9     85     50     45     53     50     34
DK/NA                 5      3      4      5      4      5      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              37%    51%    49%    43%    57%    50%    54%    14%    42%
Disapprove           54     44     48     53     39     44     42     86     53
DK/NA                 9      5      2      4      3      6      5      -      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         46      49       5
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
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14. 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              33%    73%     3%    29%    39%    27%    34%    44%
Disapprove           61     18     96     65     56     67     63     46
DK/NA                 5     10      1      6      5      6      3     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    34%    37%    36%    46%    34%    39%     9%    24%
Disapprove           71     62     59     60     49     59     54     90     71
DK/NA                 6      5      5      4      5      7      6      2      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         33      61       5 
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
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16. Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican tax plan?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    80%     5%    31%    45%    28%    40%    44%
Disapprove           50      8     87     51     45     55     52     36
DK/NA                14     12      8     18     10     17      9     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              29%    38%    39%    38%    50%    35%    42%    15%    28%
Disapprove           57     48     49     51     41     46     44     77     57
DK/NA                14     14     12     11      9     19     14      8     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican tax plan?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         36      50      14
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 
 
 
17. Do you see Russia as an ally of the United States, an adversary of the United States, or do you see Russia as neither of these things?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Ally                  3%     6%     2%     3%     4%     3%     1%     5%
Adversary            55     44     68     53     55     55     66     47
Neither              38     45     29     41     38     38     31     44
DK/NA                 3      5      1      3      3      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Ally                  8%     2%     2%     2%     3%     4%     3%     5%     3%
Adversary            37     49     61     68     58     55     56     54     51
Neither              50     46     34     28     36     38     37     39     41
DK/NA                 6      3      2      3      3      3      3      1      5
 
TREND: Do you see Russia as an ally of the United States, an adversary of the United States, or do you see Russia as neither of these things?
                     Ally    Advrsry Neither DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018          3      55      38       3
Jun 29, 2017          6      52      39       3
Jun 07, 2017          8      45      43       4
Jan 30, 2017          9      46      41       4
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump handles issues involving Russian president Vladimir Putin?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              26%    61%     3%    21%    32%    21%    27%    37%
Disapprove           63     25     94     66     58     68     65     49
DK/NA                11     14      3     13     10     11      8     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              18%    26%    29%    29%    39%    26%    32%     7%    17%
Disapprove           70     64     61     61     52     61     57     84     71
DK/NA                12     10     10      9      9     13     11      9     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump handles issues involving Russian president Vladimir Putin?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         26      63      11
Aug 24, 2017         37      56       7
 
 
28. Do you think that the Russian government tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Tried influence  70%    51%    90%    70%    69%    71%    77%    59%
No                   22     37      5     22     24     21     16     33
DK/NA                 8     11      5      8      8      8      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Tried influence  59%    69%    72%    79%    69%    67%    68%    81%    73%
No                   29     23     23     15     25     24     24     13     16
DK/NA                12      8      6      6      6      9      7      6     11
 
TREND: Do you think that the Russian government tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         70      22       8
Feb 21, 2018         76      18       6
Jan 11, 2018         68      27       6
Dec 12, 2017         73      22       5
 
 
28a. (If yes/Tried to influence q28) Do you think the Russian interference changed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     RUSSIAN GOV'T TRIED TO INFLUENCE ELECTION Q28........
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Changed outcome  52%    12%    77%    47%    48%    56%    42%    44%
No                   40     84     15     44     45     37     46     51
DK/NA                 8      5      8      9      8      8     13      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Changed outcome  63%    49%    49%    48%
No                   30     45     43     42
DK/NA                 7      6      8     10
 
TREND: (If yes/Tried to influence) Do you think the Russian interference changed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 07, 2018         52      40       8
Dec 12, 2017         56      38       6
 
 
28b. Do you think that the Russian government tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If yes/Tried to influence q28) Do you think the Russian interference changed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Try/Changed outcome  36%     6%    69%    33%    33%    40%    32%    26%
Try/Didn't change    28     43     13     31     31     26     35     30
Didn't try           22     37      5     22     24     21     16     33
DK/NA                13     14     12     14     13     14     17     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Try/Changed outcome  37%    34%    35%    38%    28%    30%    29%    67%    45%
Try/Didn't change    18     31     31     33     35     31     33     12     24
Didn't try           29     23     23     15     25     24     24     13     16
DK/NA                16     12     12     14     12     16     14      8     15
 
TREND: Do you think that the Russian government tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If yes/Tried to influence) Do you think the Russian interference changed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Try/    Try/    Didn't
                     Changed DntChng Change  DK/NA
                                             
Mar 07, 2018         36      28      22      13
Dec 12, 2017         41      28      22       9
 
 
29. 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?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Fair             58%    36%    80%    57%    56%    60%    65%    49%
No                   28     46     10     29     29     27     25     32
DK/NA                14     18      9     14     15     13     10     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             52%    53%    62%    66%    55%    59%    57%    71%    52%
No                   32     30     26     25     31     26     29     23     33
DK/NA                16     17     12      9     14     15     14      6     15
 
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
 
Mar 07, 2018         58      28      14
Feb 06, 2018         56      28      16
Jan 11, 2018         59      26      15
Dec 12, 2017         58      29      13
Nov 15, 2017         60      27      13
 
 
30. 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?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legitimate           53%    15%    83%    54%    50%    55%    60%    39%
Political witch hunt 42     78     12     41     46     39     37     55
DK/NA                 5      7      5      4      5      6      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legitimate           54%    51%    53%    55%    48%    51%    49%    71%    46%
Political witch hunt 40     44     43     41     49     43     46     26     43
DK/NA                 6      5      4      4      3      6      5      3     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
 
Mar 07, 2018         53      42       5
Feb 06, 2018         50      42       7
Jan 18, 2018         52      43       5
 
 
31. Do you think that the Trump administration should be doing more to protect the 2018 U.S. elections from Russian interference, or do you think that the administration is doing enough?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Should be doing more 61%    35%    84%    64%    58%    64%    65%    51%
Doing enough         28     50     11     24     30     25     27     35
DK/NA                11     15      5     12     11     11      9     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should be doing more 58%    57%    63%    70%    56%    59%    57%    78%    66%
Doing enough         31     31     27     21     34     29     31     16     20
DK/NA                11     12     10      9     10     12     11      6     15