July 3, 2018 - Harsh Words For U.S. Family Separation Policy, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Have Dim View Of Trump, Dems On Immigration Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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"Sad," "terrible," "bad," "wrong," are the words most frequently used by American voters to describe the practice of separating children from their parents when families try to enter the U.S. illegally, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

In fact, the 18 words most frequently used in an open-ended question by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll, allowing for any answer, are all negative.

The top words and the number of times they were used, not percentages, are:
  • Sad - 79 times;
  • Terrible - 67 times;
  • Bad - 53 times;
  • Wrong - 47 times;
  • Disgusted - 45 times;
  • Horrible - 39 times.
American voters disapprove 58 - 39 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling immigration.

President Trump is racist, 49 percent of voters say, while 47 percent say he is not racist. But 50 percent of voters say the main motive for Trump's immigration policies is "a sincere interest in controlling our borders," while 44 percent say the main motive is "racist beliefs."

Democrats in Congress are more interested in "exploiting the nation's immigration issue for political gain," 60 percent of voters say, while 34 percent say they are more interested in "resolving the nation's immigration issue."

"The words are G-rated, but a punch to the gut of President Donald Trump's immigration policy," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"When it comes to the separation of immigrant kids from their parents, American voters are clearly appalled."

Separating children from their parents was a violation of human rights, American voters say 60 - 36 percent. The Trump Administration has a responsibility to unite these children with their parents, voters say 83 - 12 percent. Undocumented immigrants are not more likely than American citizens to commit crimes, American voters say 69 - 25 percent.

President Trump's Approval, Character Traits

American voters disapprove 55 - 40 percent of the job President Trump is doing, compared to a 52 - 43 percent disapproval rating in a June 20 Quinnipiac University National Poll and reversing a trend which showed Trump's net approval inching up.

The president gets negative grades on most character traits:
  • 58 - 38 percent say he is not honest;
  • 55 - 43 percent say he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 55 - 43 percent say he does not care about average Americans;
  • 62 - 34 percent say he is not level-headed;
  • 63 - 32 percent say he is a strong person;
  • 57 - 39 say he is intelligent;
  • 60 - 37 percent say he does not share their values;
  • 62 - 36 percent say he does not provide the U.S. with moral leadership.
Voters approve 53 - 39 percent of Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and approve 51 - 40 percent of the way the president is handling the nation's policy toward North Korea.

Civility

The lack of civility in politics is a serious problem, American voters say 91 - 7 percent. While 47 percent of voters blame Trump more for this lack of civility, 37 percent blame the Democrats more. Voters say 55 - 39 percent that Trump has emboldened people who hold racist beliefs to express those beliefs publicly.

"The latest survey warrants more low-key sparklers than soaring Roman candles as President Trump's approval stalls and voters say civility has gone out the window," Malloy said.

From June 27 - July 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,020 voters nationwide, with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points, including 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, Colorado and Texas as a public service and for research.

Visit poll.qu.edu or www.facebook.com/quinnipiacpoll

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Trump Approval




2. 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%    86%     3%    36%    51%    32%    39%    55%
Disapprove           55     11     95     58     46     63     59     40
DK/NA                 4      3      2      6      4      4      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%    42%    44%    42%    57%    39%    47%     6%    33%
Disapprove           61     56     54     53     40     57     50     92     64
DK/NA                 7      1      2      5      3      4      4      2      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         40      55       4
Jun 20, 2018         43      52       6
Jun 06, 2018         40      51       8
Apr 25, 2018         39      54       7
Apr 10, 2018         41      52       7
Mar 21, 2018         40      53       7
Mar 07, 2018         38      56       6
Feb 21, 2018         37      58       5
Feb 07, 2018         40      55       5
Jan 25, 2018         36      58       6
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2a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q2) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     30%    70%     2%    24%    38%    24%    27%    40%
Approve smwht        10     17      1     11     12      8     12     14
Disapprove smwht      8      3     12      9     11      6      6      5
Disapprove strongly  47      8     83     49     34     57     52     34
DK/NA                 5      3      3      7      4      5      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     20%    28%    36%    33%    41%    27%    33%     6%    28%
Approve smwht        12     14      8      8     15     11     13      -      5
Disapprove smwht     18      5      6      4      7      5      6     17     16
Disapprove strongly  42     51     48     48     33     52     44     75     48
DK/NA                 7      2      2      7      4      5      5      2      2
 
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
 
Jul 03, 2018         30      10       8      47       5
Jun 20, 2018         32      10       5      47       6
Jun 06, 2018         29      11       8      44       9
Apr 25, 2018         31       8       6      47       8
Apr 10, 2018         30      10      10      42       7
Mar 21, 2018         30       9       7      46       8
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
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4. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  38%    76%     6%    34%    46%    31%    34%    48%
No                   58     18     93     60     49     65     62     46
DK/NA                 4      6      1      6      5      4      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  35%    36%    38%    40%    50%    33%    41%    15%    34%
No                   60     61     59     55     45     62     54     84     65
DK/NA                 5      3      3      5      5      5      5      1      1
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         38      58       4
Jun 06, 2018         35      59       6
Mar 21, 2018         38      57       5
Jan 25, 2018         35      60       5
Jan 10, 2018         34      63       3
Dec 19, 2017         34      62       4
Nov 14, 2017         37      58       6
Oct 11, 2017         40      56       5
Sep 27, 2017         37      59       4
Aug 23, 2017         36      61       4
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5. Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    83%     8%    40%    52%    36%    39%    57%
No                   55     14     92     56     46     62     60     38
DK/NA                 2      3      1      4      3      2      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  41%    44%    42%    44%    55%    42%    48%     8%    43%
No                   56     55     55     54     42     55     49     92     57
DK/NA                 3      1      3      2      3      3      3      -      1
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         43      55       2
Jun 06, 2018         41      56       4
Mar 21, 2018         41      56       3
Jan 25, 2018         38      59       3
Jan 10, 2018         39      59       2
Dec 19, 2017         35      62       3
Nov 14, 2017         38      59       3
Oct 11, 2017         38      59       2
Sep 27, 2017         38      60       3
Aug 23, 2017         37      61       2
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6. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    87%     6%    39%    51%    37%    40%    57%
No                   55     13     93     57     47     61     59     42
DK/NA                 2      1      1      4      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  40%    42%    44%    46%    55%    43%    48%     8%    37%
No                   58     56     54     53     43     57     50     91     61
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      2      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         43      55       2
Jun 06, 2018         42      55       3
Mar 21, 2018         43      53       4
Jan 25, 2018         40      57       3
Jan 10, 2018         38      59       2
Dec 19, 2017         37      62       2
Nov 14, 2017         39      59       2
Oct 11, 2017         44      54       2
Sep 27, 2017         42      56       2
Aug 23, 2017         40      57       3
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7. Would you say that Donald Trump - is level headed, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%    69%     5%    31%    41%    29%    30%    46%
No                   62     27     92     64     52     70     68     50
DK/NA                 4      4      2      5      7      2      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  26%    33%    37%    39%    46%    32%    38%     6%    31%
No                   66     66     60     58     50     66     59     90     62
DK/NA                 8      2      3      3      4      2      3      4      8
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         34      62       4
Jun 06, 2018         32      64       5
Mar 21, 2018         32      64       5
Jan 25, 2018         30      65       5
Jan 10, 2018         28      69       2
Dec 19, 2017         28      70       2
Nov 14, 2017         30      65       4
Oct 11, 2017         29      67       4
Sep 27, 2017         30      67       3
Aug 23, 2017         29      68       3
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8. Would you say that Donald Trump - is a strong person, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  63%    94%    37%    61%    67%    60%    61%    71%
No                   32      5     58     33     28     35     36     25
DK/NA                 5      1      4      6      5      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  55%    64%    66%    66%    70%    62%    66%    39%    69%
No                   40     30     31     30     26     34     30     52     29
DK/NA                 5      6      2      5      4      4      4      9      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         63      32       5
Jun 06, 2018         62      34       3
Mar 21, 2018         62      35       3
Jan 25, 2018         61      36       3
Jan 10, 2018         59      39       2
Dec 19, 2017         57      40       3
Nov 14, 2017         58      39       3
Oct 11, 2017         61      35       3
Sep 27, 2017         61      37       2
Aug 23, 2017         59      38       2
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9. Would you say that Donald Trump - is intelligent, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  57%    91%    25%    58%    66%    50%    54%    69%
No                   39      8     72     37     30     47     42     28
DK/NA                 3      -      3      5      4      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  53%    52%    61%    60%    71%    54%    61%    33%    49%
No                   44     44     37     36     26     42     35     63     50
DK/NA                 3      4      2      3      3      4      4      4      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         57      39       3
Jun 06, 2018         58      36       5
Mar 21, 2018         57      38       5
Jan 25, 2018         54      40       6
Jan 10, 2018         53      44       3
Dec 19, 2017         52      45       3
Nov 14, 2017         55      41       4
Oct 11, 2017         56      40       4
Sep 27, 2017         55      42       4
Aug 23, 2017         55      43       3
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10. Would you say that Donald Trump - is someone who shares your values, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    79%     7%    30%    44%    30%    34%    47%
No                   60     16     93     65     52     67     62     49
DK/NA                 4      4      1      5      4      3      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  26%    36%    41%    41%    48%    35%    41%    11%    33%
No                   70     62     57     57     48     62     56     86     66
DK/NA                 4      2      2      2      4      3      4      3      1
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is someone who shares your values, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         37      60       4
Jun 06, 2018         35      61       5
Mar 21, 2018         37      59       4
Jan 25, 2018         34      61       5
Jan 10, 2018         32      65       2
Dec 19, 2017         32      65       3
Nov 14, 2017         34      62       3
Oct 11, 2017         37      60       3
Sep 27, 2017         36      61       3
Aug 23, 2017         34      63       3
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13. Do you think that President Trump provides the United States with moral leadership, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Moral leadership 36%    75%     4%    33%    43%    30%    33%    48%
No                   62     21     96     65     55     67     64     49
DK/NA                 2      4      1      3      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Moral leadership 30%    36%    39%    37%    47%    35%    40%     6%    32%
No                   70     63     58     59     51     62     57     94     68
DK/NA                 1      1      3      4      2      3      3      -      -
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump provides the United States with moral leadership, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         36      62       2
Jan 25, 2018         33      63       4
Aug 23, 2017         35      62       2
 
 
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              50%    91%    17%    46%    60%    41%    46%    59%
Disapprove           45      7     79     46     37     51     51     34
DK/NA                 5      2      5      8      2      8      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    52%    52%    47%    62%    44%    52%    32%    54%
Disapprove           43     44     45     48     35     48     42     66     40
DK/NA                 6      4      3      5      3      8      6      3      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         50      45       5
Jun 20, 2018         51      45       5
Jun 06, 2018         49      46       5
Apr 10, 2018         47      48       5
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
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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              43%    87%     4%    42%    53%    34%    40%    53%
Disapprove           53     12     93     53     43     61     58     39
DK/NA                 4      1      3      6      4      5      2      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              34%    43%    47%    44%    57%    38%    46%    15%    36%
Disapprove           59     55     50     51     39     56     49     84     64
DK/NA                 7      2      4      4      4      6      5      1      -
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         43      53       4
Jun 20, 2018         44      53       3
Jun 06, 2018         40      52       7
Apr 10, 2018         39      55       6
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
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19. 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%    80%     4%    37%    47%    32%    36%    51%
Disapprove           58     16     95     60     51     63     61     45
DK/NA                 3      3      1      4      1      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%    37%    43%    43%    53%    36%    43%     7%    33%
Disapprove           66     59     55     55     46     59     53     93     66
DK/NA                 2      4      2      2      1      5      3      -      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         39      58       3
Jun 06, 2018         38      58       4
Apr 10, 2018         42      55       3
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
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20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - trade?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    75%     6%    37%    46%    31%    34%    48%
Disapprove           55     18     90     55     48     60     59     44
DK/NA                 7      8      5      8      6      9      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              34%    37%    40%    39%    49%    34%    41%    13%    37%
Disapprove           57     56     55     52     45     57     52     79     57
DK/NA                 9      7      4     10      6      9      8      7      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling trade?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         38      55       7
Jun 08, 2018         40      51       9
Apr 10, 2018         40      52       8
Mar 06, 2018         34      54      13
May 10, 2017         38      49      13
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - race relations?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    79%     4%    31%    43%    30%    35%    48%
Disapprove           58     15     94     62     51     64     60     44
DK/NA                 6      7      2      7      5      6      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    37%    41%    40%    50%    34%    41%     3%    27%
Disapprove           69     58     55     55     44     59     52     97     69
DK/NA                 5      5      5      5      6      8      7      -      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling race relations?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         36      58       6
Jun 07, 2018         33      61       6
Oct 11, 2017         35      59       6
Sep 27, 2017         32      62       6
Aug 23, 2017         31      63       6
 
 
22. 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              43%    86%     7%    39%    53%    35%    43%    52%
Disapprove           51     10     89     53     44     57     54     40
DK/NA                 6      4      4      7      3      8      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              40%    48%    44%    43%    56%    40%    47%    24%    37%
Disapprove           54     49     53     51     41     52     47     74     57
DK/NA                 6      3      4      6      3      8      6      2      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling taxes?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         43      51       6
Apr 10, 2018         46      47       7
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
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - health care?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    78%     4%    34%    44%    32%    35%    45%
Disapprove           55     15     94     54     48     60     57     44
DK/NA                 8      7      3     12      8      8      8     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%    37%    38%    39%    46%    35%    40%    15%    32%
Disapprove           55     54     59     54     45     55     51     85     63
DK/NA                12      9      4      8      9     10      9      -      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling health care?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         37      55       8
Jan 17, 2018         33      60       6
Dec 19, 2017         29      64       7
Sep 27, 2017         34      60       6
Aug 24, 2017         30      65       5
Aug 17, 2017         33      63       5
Aug 02, 2017         28      65       7
Jun 28, 2017         29      63       8
Jun 08, 2017         28      66       6
May 25, 2017         32      62       6
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24. 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                36%    75%     3%    33%    44%    30%    31%    49%
Divide               58     18     96     61     51     64     63     44
DK/NA                 5      7      1      7      5      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Unite                31%    38%    37%    36%    47%    34%    40%    10%    31%
Divide               63     59     58     57     47     60     54     87     67
DK/NA                 6      3      5      7      6      6      6      3      2
 
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
 
Jul 03, 2018         36      58       5
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
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump's meeting with the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              53%    87%    22%    55%    66%    42%    54%    60%
Disapprove           39      8     71     38     30     47     41     31
DK/NA                 7      6      7      7      4     10      5      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              48%    51%    56%    55%    69%    47%    57%    27%    47%
Disapprove           39     39     43     40     27     43     36     67     44
DK/NA                13     10      1      5      4      9      7      6      9
 
 
33. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward North Korea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              51%    89%    15%    51%    66%    39%    51%    61%
Disapprove           40      6     76     38     29     49     44     27
DK/NA                 8      5      8     11      5     12      5     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              47%    53%    55%    52%    70%    44%    56%    24%    49%
Disapprove           42     41     42     37     25     44     36     66     48
DK/NA                10      6      3     11      5     11      9     10      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward North Korea?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         51      40       8
Jun 06, 2018         52      35      12
Apr 25, 2018         52      42       6
May 10, 2017         44      48       7
Apr 19, 2017         45      42      13
 
 
39. In general, do you think it should be harder or easier for people to legally immigrate to the United States?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Harder               32%    51%    17%    31%    36%    29%    26%    38%
Easier               49     29     69     46     50     48     56     42
DK/NA                19     20     14     23     14     23     18     20
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Harder               21%    27%    36%    42%    35%    29%    32%    30%    29%
Easier               68     51     42     44     50     48     49     55     59
DK/NA                11     21     22     15     15     22     19     15     12
 
 
40. In general, do you think undocumented immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than American citizens, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/More likely      25%    45%     7%    24%    31%    20%    20%    33%
No                   69     47     90     70     64     73     74     58
DK/NA                 6      8      3      6      6      7      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/More likely      23%    21%    28%    26%    33%    21%    26%    18%    19%
No                   70     77     66     65     61     71     66     78     79
DK/NA                 7      2      6      9      6      9      8      4      1
 
TREND: In general, do you think undocumented immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than American citizens, or don't you think so?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         25      69       6
Apr 11, 2018         22      71       8
 
 
41. What do you think is the main motive behind President Trump's immigration policies: a sincere interest in controlling our borders, or racist beliefs?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sincere interest     50%    90%    15%    48%    58%    43%    47%    64%
Racist beliefs       44      6     80     45     36     51     46     31
DK/NA                 6      4      5      8      6      6      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Sincere interest     42%    48%    54%    54%    65%    47%    55%    18%    41%
Racist beliefs       50     47     41     40     29     47     39     78     50
DK/NA                 8      5      5      6      6      6      6      3      9
 
 
42. What do you think the Democrats in Congress are more interested in: resolving the nation's immigration issue, or exploiting the nation's immigration issue for political gain?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Resolving issue      34%    10%    67%    28%    25%    42%    35%    31%
Exploiting issue     60     86     29     64     69     52     61     61
DK/NA                 6      4      4      8      6      7      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Resolving issue      33%    30%    34%    38%    26%    39%    33%    48%    36%
Exploiting issue     58     65     63     53     69     54     61     43     58
DK/NA                 9      5      3      9      5      6      6     10      6
 
 
43. What do you think President Trump is more interested in: resolving the nation's immigration issue, or exploiting the nation's immigration issue for political gain?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Resolving issue      44%    83%     8%    43%    50%    39%    41%    55%
Exploiting issue     53     14     91     53     48     58     57     42
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Resolving issue      35%    44%    48%    45%    54%    42%    48%    24%    32%
Exploiting issue     64     53     51     51     44     54     50     74     65
DK/NA                 2      4      1      4      2      3      3      2      3
 
 
44. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling the situation involving children who have been separated from their parents at the border?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    76%     5%    31%    44%    30%    34%    47%
Disapprove           60     17     94     64     51     67     62     47
DK/NA                 4      6      1      5      5      3      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              29%    36%    38%    39%    48%    34%    40%     9%    26%
Disapprove           67     58     58     57     46     62     55     91     74
DK/NA                 4      5      4      5      6      5      5      1      -
 
 
45. In one word, how do you feel about children being separated from their parents at the border? (Numbers are not percentages. Figures show the number of times each response was given. This table reports only words that were mentioned at least five times.)
sad             79
terrible        67
bad             53
wrong           47
disgusted       45
horrible        39
unfortunate     37
horrified       22
awful           18
disapprove      18
heartbroken     17
immoral         17
inhumane        15
no              15
horrific        14
angry           13
appalled        13
disgraceful     13
necessary       11
tragic          11
approve         10
crime           10
fine             9
disappointed     8
dislike          7
ok               7
outrage          7
shameful         7
sick             7
unconscionable   7
unfair           7
atrocious        6
deplorable       6
devastated       6
agree            5
consequence      5
cruel            5
horrendous       5
regrettable      5
shouldn't        5
un-American      5
upset            5
 
 
46. Do you think the Trump administration has a responsibility to reunite the children that were separated at the border with their parents, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Responsibility   83%    70%    98%    84%    80%    86%    87%    78%
No                   12     23      1     12     16     10     10     14
DK/NA                 4      8      1      5      4      4      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Responsibility   82%    80%    86%    88%    80%    85%    83%    91%    91%
No                   12     16     10      8     16      9     12      8      6
DK/NA                 7      4      3      4      4      6      5      1      3
 
 
47. Do you think the policy of separating children from their parents at the border was a violation of human rights, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Violation        60%    21%    95%    60%    49%    68%    61%    48%
No                   36     71      3     36     46     27     33     48
DK/NA                 5      8      2      4      5      5      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Violation        72%    55%    54%    60%    44%    64%    55%    90%    73%
No                   27     38     40     35     52     31     40      8     23
DK/NA                 1      7      5      5      5      5      5      2      4
 
 
48. Do you think the lack of civility in politics today is a serious problem or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Serious problem  91%    87%    95%    92%    90%    92%    91%    93%
No                    7     10      4      7      7      7      8      5
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
 
Yes/Serious problem  87%    89%    95%    93%    91%    92%    92%    94%    89%
No                   11     10      4      5      6      7      7      6      8
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      2      1      1      1      3
 
 
49. Who do you blame more for the lack of civility in politics today: President Trump or the Democrats?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
President Trump      47%    10%    85%    46%    37%    55%    51%    34%
The Democrats        37     76      4     35     46     29     32     47
DK/NA                16     14     11     19     17     16     17     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
President Trump      45%    45%    47%    51%    32%    51%    43%    78%    49%
The Democrats        28     40     41     37     49     32     39     14     38
DK/NA                27     15     13     12     19     17     18      8     13
 
 
50. Do you think that it is appropriate for President Trump to attack companies, like Harley Davidson, who move jobs out of the country, or do you think it is not appropriate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Appropriate      29%    55%     7%    27%    35%    24%    29%    35%
No                   60     29     88     62     56     63     63     49
DK/NA                11     15      6     11      9     13      9     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Appropriate      30%    26%    29%    30%    37%    28%    32%    12%    27%
No                   65     61     58     58     53     59     56     80     66
DK/NA                 5     12     13     12     10     14     12      9      7
 
 
51. 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%    11%    86%    50%    40%    56%    50%    36%
No                   47     86     10     44     56     39     45     59
DK/NA                 4      3      5      5      3      5      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Racist           56%    47%    49%    49%    34%    52%    44%    79%    58%
No                   40     50     49     46     63     43     52     19     40
DK/NA                 4      3      2      5      4      5      5      2      2
 
TREND: Do you think President Trump is racist, or don't you think so?
                     Yes/
                     Racist  No      DK/NA
 
Jul 03, 2018         49      47       4
Feb 07, 2018         49      46       6
 
 
52. Do you think President Trump has emboldened people who hold racist beliefs to express those beliefs publicly or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Emboldened       55%    22%    88%    57%    51%    59%    63%    39%
No                   39     71      7     39     45     34     34     53
DK/NA                 6      7      5      4      4      7      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Emboldened       61%    59%    52%    53%    46%    55%    51%    77%    67%
No                   39     37     43     37     50     38     43     17     27
DK/NA                 -      4      5     10      4      7      6      6      6