August 15, 2018 - Trump Hurts GOP as Dems Hold 9-Pt Lead in House Races, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; U.S. Must Do More on Climate Change, Voters Say 2-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Donald Trump's presidency makes 52 percent of American voters think less favorably of the Republican Party, while 16 percent think more favorably of the GOP and 30 percent say President Trump has no impact on their views, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Among Republicans, 39 percent think more favorably of their party because of Trump, as 18 percent think less favorably and 42 percent say Trump has no impact on how they view the GOP.

If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were held today, 51 percent of American voters say they would vote for the Democratic candidate and 42 percent say they would vote Republican. Independent voters go Democratic 50 - 38 percent.

A July 25 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll showed Democrats ahead 51 - 39 percent, including 50 - 33 percent among independent voters.

Today, voters say 58 - 39 percent that it's important that a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives share their view of President Trump.

The next Congress should do more to check President Trump, 51 percent of voters say, as 43 percent say the next Congress should do more to help the president.

"A 51 - 42 percent numerical storm cloud looms over the GOP as the Midterm Elections approach. The 9-point differential, if it holds up, could add up to a lot of seats, maybe enough for the Democrats to snatch the House from the Republicans," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

American voters say 48 - 41 percent that the Democratic Party best represents their values. Looking at which party can better handle key issues, voters say:
  • 49 - 41 percent that the Republicans can do a better job on the economy;
  • 47 - 41 percent that the Republicans can do a better job on taxes;
  • 53 - 36 percent that the Democrats can do better on health care;
  • 50 - 40 percent that the Democrats can do better on immigration;
  • 55 - 31 percent that the Democrats can do better on race relations;
  • 44 - 44 percent split on which party can do better on gun policy;
  • 46 percent that the Democrats can do better on foreign policy, with 43 percent for Republicans;
  • 48 - 40 percent that the Republicans can do better on national security;
  • 39 - 34 percent that the Democrats can do better handling government corruption.
Climate Change, Supreme Court

The U.S. is doing enough to address climate change, 18 percent of voters say, as 10 percent say the U.S. is doing too much and 64 percent say more must be done.

Climate change is a factor in making California wildfires more extreme, American voters say 53 - 39 percent.

"The California fires rage; much of the rest of the country bakes. Voters wipe their brows and say climate change is here and cool heads better prevail and fix it," Malloy said.

The U.S. Senate should confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, 44 percent of voters say, while 39 percent oppose his confirmation. Men back confirmation 49 - 36 percent. Women are divided as 38 percent support confirmation, with 41 percent opposed.

The Wall, Immigration

American voters oppose 58 - 38 percent building a wall on the border with Mexico. Opposition is 52 - 44 percent among white voters, 82 - 12 percent among black voters and 71 - 26 percent among Hispanic voters.

The issue of separating children from their families while crossing the border is important to their vote for the U.S. House of Representatives, American voters say 64 - 34 percent.

From August 9 - 13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,175 voters nationwide, with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 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.

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1. If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate in your congressional district? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward the Democratic candidate or more toward the Republican candidate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic candidate 51%     6%    96%    50%    47%    55%    49%    41%
Republican candidate 42     91      1     38     46     38     44     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      -      -      -
DK/NA                 7      3      3     11      6      7      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic candidate 59%    47%    47%    53%    41%    49%    45%    83%    59%
Republican candidate 30     45     46     43     53     45     49      7     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      -      -      -      -      -      4
DK/NA                10      7      6      4      5      6      6     10      2
 
TREND: If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate in your congressional district? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward the Democratic candidate or more toward the Republican candidate?
                                     SMONE
                     Dem     Rep     ELSE    DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         51      42       1       7
Jul 25, 2018         51      39       -      10
Jul 02, 2018         50      41       1       8
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              15%    28%     6%    10%    17%    13%    14%    17%
Disapprove           78     63     89     82     77     78     79     75
DK/NA                 7      9      5      8      6      9      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    14%    13%    11%    17%    15%    16%     8%    21%
Disapprove           66     79     81     80     77     77     77     85     77
DK/NA                 8      7      5     10      6      9      7      7      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         15      78       7
Jul 02, 2018         15      78       7
Jun 06, 2018         13      78       9
Apr 11, 2018         12      81       7
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
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4. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            38%     7%    76%    32%    35%    41%    38%    33%
Unfavorable          47     83     10     51     54     41     50     55
Hvn't hrd enough     12      9     12     14     10     14      8     11
REFUSED               3      1      3      3      1      4      4      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            39%    37%    33%    44%    33%    38%    36%    55%    43%
Unfavorable          42     48     54     44     60     47     53     19     36
Hvn't hrd enough     16     11     11      9      6     12      9     24     16
REFUSED               3      3      2      4      1      4      2      3      6
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 15, 2018         38      47      12       3
Jun 06, 2018         32      48      15       6
Apr 11, 2018         32      52      12       4
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
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5. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            34%    77%     3%    26%    37%    31%    34%    47%
Unfavorable          53     15     83     60     52     54     56     44
Hvn't hrd enough     10      3     12     11      8     11      5      7
REFUSED               4      4      2      4      3      4      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            28%    32%    37%    37%    43%    38%    40%     5%    23%
Unfavorable          54     51     50     56     49     52     50     67     59
Hvn't hrd enough     15     12     10      4      5      7      6     26     13
REFUSED               3      5      3      4      4      3      3      3      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 15, 2018         34      53      10       4
Jun 06, 2018         32      54      10       4
Apr 11, 2018         30      56      10       4
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
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8. How motivated to vote are you in the 2018 elections; extremely motivated, very motivated, somewhat motivated, not so motivated, or not motivated to vote at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Extremely motivated  65%    63%    73%    60%    62%    67%    70%    64%
Very motivated       21     25     15     21     22     19     18     23
Somewhat motivated   10      9      8     13     11     10     10     10
Not so motivated      2      2      1      3      2      2      1      2
Not motivated at all  2      -      3      2      2      1      -      1
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Extremely motivated  45%    62%    69%    75%    66%    68%    67%    51%    66%
Very motivated       27     23     20     16     20     20     20     25     17
Somewhat motivated   20     11      9      6     11     10     10     13     11
Not so motivated      6      1      1      1      1      2      1      4      3
Not motivated at all  2      2      1      2      1      1      1      7      3
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
 
9. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - the economy, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     41%     4%    82%    34%    35%    46%    40%    35%
Republican party     49     91      9     50     56     41     50     60
NO DIFF(VOL)          6      1      6      9      5      7      6      2
DK/NA                 5      3      3      7      4      6      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     40%    34%    39%    49%    32%    43%    38%    66%    38%
Republican party     48     50     52     44     62     49     55     21     43
NO DIFF(VOL)          7      9      6      3      3      5      4     11      7
DK/NA                 5      6      3      4      3      4      3      3     12
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling the economy, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         41      49       6       5
Feb 20, 2018         46      42       7       5
Dec 05, 2017         45      43       6       6
Aug 03, 2017         44      44       5       6
Apr 03, 2013         40      42      11       7
 
 
10. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - taxes, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     41%     4%    80%    37%    35%    46%    40%    34%
Republican party     47     89     10     47     56     39     49     56
NO DIFF(VOL)          7      3      6      8      5      8      7      3
DK/NA                 6      4      4      9      4      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     43%    37%    37%    48%    32%    42%    37%    69%    40%
Republican party     44     51     51     43     60     46     53     19     46
NO DIFF(VOL)          5      9      8      4      4      6      5      9      5
DK/NA                 8      4      4      5      4      6      5      3      9
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling taxes, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         41      47       7       6
Feb 20, 2018         46      41       6       6
Dec 05, 2017         47      39       6       7
Aug 03, 2017         43      43       6       7
Apr 03, 2013         41      41       8       9
 
 
11. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - health care, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     53%    13%    91%    53%    49%    56%    51%    45%
Republican party     36     80      5     27     39     32     37     44
NO DIFF(VOL)          6      3      3      9      7      4      7      4
DK/NA                 6      5      2     11      5      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     65%    47%    49%    53%    43%    52%    48%    82%    53%
Republican party     26     39     41     36     44     37     40     13     30
NO DIFF(VOL)          4      8      5      5      7      4      6      6      5
DK/NA                 5      6      5      6      5      7      6      -     12
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling health care, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         53      36       6       6
Dec 05, 2017         55      32       7       7
Aug 03, 2017         56      29       9       6
Apr 03, 2013         49      37       8       6
 
 
12. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - immigration, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     50%     9%    92%    48%    46%    55%    50%    40%
Republican party     40     86      5     35     45     36     41     53
NO DIFF(VOL)          5      1      2      8      5      4      5      2
DK/NA                 5      4      1      9      5      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     59%    47%    47%    51%    40%    50%    45%    79%    54%
Republican party     29     42     47     40     51     43     47     11     29
NO DIFF(VOL)          4      6      3      5      5      3      4      4      6
DK/NA                 8      5      3      4      4      4      4      5     10
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling immigration, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         50      40       5       5
Feb 20, 2018         52      38       5       5
Apr 03, 2013         42      38       9      11
 
 
13. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - race relations, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     55%    17%    92%    53%    50%    58%    56%    47%
Republican party     31     69      4     23     34     28     30     39
NO DIFF(VOL)          9      8      3     16     10      9      9      9
DK/NA                 6      5      1      9      6      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     66%    49%    51%    55%    47%    55%    51%    75%    57%
Republican party     22     31     36     33     37     32     34     11     23
NO DIFF(VOL)          7     12      9      8     11      8      9      9      8
DK/NA                 5      8      4      5      5      5      5      4     13
 
 
14. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - gun policy, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     44%     7%    83%    42%    39%    49%    46%    36%
Republican party     44     88      7     43     50     39     45     55
NO DIFF(VOL)          6      2      7      9      6      7      6      5
DK/NA                 5      3      4      6      5      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     48%    38%    42%    49%    35%    47%    41%    67%    42%
Republican party     41     51     45     41     56     44     50     17     41
NO DIFF(VOL)          5      7      9      5      6      5      6      8     11
DK/NA                 7      5      4      5      4      4      4      9      6
 
 
15. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - foreign policy, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     46%     5%    88%    41%    40%    50%    45%    39%
Republican party     43     88      6     40     50     37     44     53
NO DIFF(VOL)          5      4      2      8      5      5      5      4
DK/NA                 6      2      4     11      5      7      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     52%    38%    42%    51%    36%    47%    42%    65%    50%
Republican party     36     46     48     41     54     43     48     21     35
NO DIFF(VOL)          5      7      5      2      5      4      5      6      4
DK/NA                 7      9      5      6      4      6      5      8     11
 
 
16. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - national security, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     40%     4%    79%    34%    36%    44%    38%    34%
Republican party     48     92     11     49     56     42     53     58
NO DIFF(VOL)          6      2      7      9      5      7      6      4
DK/NA                 5      2      3      9      3      7      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     42%    32%    38%    47%    31%    41%    36%    71%    46%
Republican party     45     53     52     45     62     49     55     17     41
NO DIFF(VOL)          7     10      6      3      5      4      5      8      4
DK/NA                 7      5      4      4      2      6      4      5      9
 
 
17. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - corruption in government, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     39%     6%    76%    33%    37%    40%    38%    33%
Republican party     34     77      6     23     36     32     34     42
NO DIFF(VOL)         16     10     11     25     17     16     19     14
DK/NA                11      7      8     19     10     13      9     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     49%    29%    33%    44%    34%    37%    35%    59%    41%
Republican party     27     37     39     34     40     36     38     18     28
NO DIFF(VOL)         13     21     17     14     18     15     16     11     17
DK/NA                11     13     11      9      8     12     10     11     13
 
 
18. Which political party do you think can do a better job of - representing your values, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     48%     4%    94%    44%    43%    52%    47%    41%
Republican party     41     91      2     35     46     37     42     53
NO DIFF(VOL)          6      2      3     12      6      7      6      2
DK/NA                 5      3      1      9      6      4      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     54%    40%    45%    52%    38%    49%    44%    76%    50%
Republican party     32     43     47     42     52     44     47     11     38
NO DIFF(VOL)          8     12      4      4      5      3      4     11      6
DK/NA                 6      5      4      2      5      4      4      2      6
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of, representing your values, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         48      41       6       5
Feb 20, 2018         53      38       5       5
Dec 05, 2017         51      37       7       6
 
 
19. Is it important to you that the candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives that you vote for share your view of President Trump, or is that not important to you?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Important        58%    66%    63%    51%    56%    60%    59%    60%
No                   39     31     36     46     42     36     38     38
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      2      4      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Important        56%    44%    62%    68%    55%    63%    59%    49%    60%
No                   40     52     37     29     43     34     38     51     31
DK/NA                 3      4      2      3      2      3      3      -      8
 
 
20. Is it important to you that the next Congress have more women, or is that not important to you?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Important        44%    16%    70%    43%    36%    51%    44%    36%
No                   53     77     28     56     60     46     53     58
DK/NA                 3      7      2      2      4      3      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Important        49%    38%    42%    46%    32%    48%    40%    58%    49%
No                   47     58     54     51     63     49     56     41     48
DK/NA                 4      4      3      3      5      3      4      1      3
 
 
21. Would you like to see the next Congress do more to check President Trump, or do more to help President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More to check        51%    12%    87%    53%    47%    55%    51%    41%
More to help         43     86      8     39     48     38     42     55
DK/NA                 6      2      5      8      5      7      7      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More to check        62%    48%    47%    49%    41%    51%    46%    80%    60%
More to help         33     42     50     46     54     43     48     19     35
DK/NA                 5     10      4      5      5      6      5      1      6
 
 
22. In general, do you think that Democratic candidates are too critical of President Trump, not critical enough, or do you think that they mainly have the right attitude towards President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too critical         43%    85%     5%    41%    48%    38%    44%    54%
Not enough           21      3     37     20     19     22     18     15
Right attitude       31      9     52     31     29     32     34     27
DK/NA                 6      3      6      8      4      8      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too critical         33%    43%    47%    46%    55%    44%    49%    12%    40%
Not enough           22     21     19     18     14     18     16     39     34
Right attitude       37     30     28     30     27     33     30     41     21
DK/NA                 7      6      5      6      4      5      5      8      5
 
 
23. In general, do you think that Republican candidates are too supportive of President Trump, not supportive enough, or do you think that they mainly have the right attitude towards President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too supportive       47%    12%    80%    45%    44%    50%    52%    37%
Not enough           26     53      4     26     31     22     25     33
Right attitude       19     29      8     20     19     19     18     24
DK/NA                 7      5      8      9      6      9      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too supportive       56%    49%    43%    42%    41%    48%    45%    62%    49%
Not enough           14     22     34     31     32     26     29     12     25
Right attitude       21     22     17     20     22     20     21     15     16
DK/NA                 9      8      6      7      5      6      5     11     10
 
 
24. Has Donald Trump's presidency made you think more favorably of the Republican party, less favorably, or hasn't it had an impact on your view of the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More favorably       16%    39%     2%     9%    17%    15%    15%    21%
Less favorably       52     18     84     53     49     54     56     42
No impact            30     42     11     36     33     28     28     34
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      2      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More favorably        8%    17%    18%    20%    18%    18%    18%     4%    18%
Less favorably       51     55     48     52     46     52     49     72     46
No impact            41     27     30     25     34     28     31     19     35
DK/NA                 -      1      4      3      1      2      2      5      1
 
 
25. If the Democratic party wins control of the House of Representatives in 2018, would you like to see them begin the process to impeach President Trump, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeach          36%     7%    64%    34%    31%    40%    31%    28%
No                   58     91     27     59     65     52     59     69
DK/NA                 6      2     10      7      5      8     10      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Impeach          40%    34%    33%    36%    25%    34%    29%    66%    52%
No                   53     58     60     58     70     58     64     30     46
DK/NA                 7      7      6      5      5      8      7      4      2
 
TREND: If the Democratic party wins control of the House of Representatives in 2018, would you like to see them begin the process to impeach President Trump, or not?
                     Yes/
                     Impeach No      DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         36      58       6
Jul 25, 2018         39      55       6
Jul 02, 2018         38      56       6
Jun 08, 2018         36      57       8
Apr 26, 2018         38      55       7
Jan 10, 2018         45      51       5
 
 
32. As you may know, President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Do you think the U.S. Senate should confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Confirm          44%    81%     8%    44%    49%    38%    47%    52%
No                   39      5     74     36     36     41     38     33
DK/NA                17     13     18     20     14     20     14     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Confirm          38%    47%    47%    43%    55%    44%    49%    20%    37%
No                   44     33     38     40     32     39     36     56     46
DK/NA                18     20     16     17     12     17     15     24     17
 
TREND: As you may know, President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Do you think the U.S. Senate should confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, or not?
                     Yes/
                     Confirm No      DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         44      39      17
Jul 25, 2018         40      41      18
 
 
33. Do you think the United States is doing enough to address climate change, doing too much, or do you think more needs to be done to address climate change?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Doing enough         18%    34%     5%    16%    19%    18%    23%    20%
Doing too much       10     19      1     12     16      6      8     13
More to be done      64     33     91     67     58     70     63     57
DK/NA                 7     14      3      5      7      7      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Doing enough         17%    22%    21%    14%    23%    20%    21%    10%    14%
Doing too much        7     11     14      8     15      6     11      5      9
More to be done      74     58     58     69     54     66     60     77     73
DK/NA                 2      9      7     10      7      8      8      8      3
 
TREND: Do you think the United States is doing enough to address climate change, doing too much, or do you think more needs to be done to address climate change?
                     Doing   Doing   MoreTo
                     Enough  TooMuch BeDone  DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         18      10      64       7
Mar 22, 2018         22      10      63       5
Sep 28, 2017         21      12      63       5
Aug 16, 2017         19      13      64       4
Jun 07, 2017         19      12      65       4
Apr 05, 2017         18      18      59       5
Mar 24, 2017         19      17      59       4
Mar 08, 2017         18      19      59       4
Feb 08, 2017         17      18      59       5
Dec 03, 2015         21      17      57       5
 
 
34. As you may know, the wildfires in California are the worst in the state's history. Do you think climate change is a factor in making these fires more extreme, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/A factor         53%    22%    80%    54%    47%    58%    52%    46%
No                   39     71     12     37     45     33     40     44
DK/NA                 8      7      9      9      8      9      8     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/A factor         68%    46%    46%    54%    43%    54%    49%    68%    67%
No                   28     47     46     33     49     37     42     26     27
DK/NA                 5      7      9     13      8      9      9      6      6
 
 
38. Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              38%    78%     7%    32%    44%    33%    38%    50%
Oppose               58     17     90     65     54     62     58     46
DK/NA                 4      4      3      3      2      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              26%    38%    45%    39%    51%    38%    44%    12%    26%
Oppose               74     57     51     55     47     57     52     82     71
DK/NA                 1      4      3      6      2      5      4      6      3
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Aug 15, 2018         38      58       4
Jun 18, 2018         39      58       4
Apr 11, 2018         40      57       3
Feb 06, 2018         37      59       4
Jan 11, 2018         34      63       3
Dec 13, 2017         36      62       2
Sep 28, 2017         37      60       3
May 11, 2017         33      64       3
Apr 20, 2017         33      64       3
Apr 05, 2017         33      64       3
See additional trend information at top of page


39. As you may know, President Trump has said he would be willing to shut down the government if Congress does not pass an immigration bill, which includes funding for the wall along the border with Mexico. Do you agree or disagree with President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Agree                28%    60%     4%    23%    36%    21%    29%    35%
Disagree             68     34     95     73     62     74     68     60
DK/NA                 4      7      1      4      2      5      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Agree                18%    28%    36%    27%    40%    25%    32%     7%    19%
Disagree             80     68     62     68     58     71     65     92     75
DK/NA                 3      5      3      4      2      5      4      1      5
 
 
40. If the government does shut down over this immigration bill, who would you blame more: President Trump, Republicans in Congress, or Democrats in Congress?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
President Trump      40%    14%    63%    42%    38%    42%    40%    34%
Republicans          19      9     30     16     18     19     19     15
Democrats            31     68      3     26     36     26     31     39
DK/NA                11     10      4     17      8     13     10     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
President Trump      43%    39%    39%    40%    34%    39%    37%    60%    49%
Republicans          25     16     18     17     16     18     17     21     19
Democrats            17     34     37     32     41     30     35      8     25
DK/NA                14     10      6     11      9     13     11     10      7
 
 
41. As you may know, there are hundreds of children who were separated from their families when crossing the border into the United States. Is this issue important to your vote for the U.S. House of Representatives, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Important        64%    37%    91%    63%    57%    71%    62%    57%
No                   34     60      8     34     40     28     36     41
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Important        72%    61%    59%    67%    50%    68%    59%    81%    75%
No                   25     37     38     30     47     31     38     17     25
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      3      2      2      2      -
 
 
42. Did the policy of separating children from their parents at the border make you think more favorably of President Trump, less favorably of President Trump, or didn't it have an impact on your opinion of him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More favorably        5%    12%     1%     4%     6%     4%     5%     6%
Less favorably       56     18     91     56     50     62     57     45
No impact            36     65      7     39     41     32     37     44
DK/NA                 3      5      1      2      3      2      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More favorably        3%     4%     6%     6%     6%     5%     5%     5%     1%
Less favorably       66     57     47     59     45     57     51     81     66
No impact            29     38     44     31     47     35     40     12     30
DK/NA                 2      2      2      4      2      3      3      2      3