September 10, 2018 - U.S. Voters Believe Anonymous Trump Charges 2-1, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Are High On Economy, Split On Kavanaugh Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters believe 55 - 28 percent anonymous allegations that senior aides to President Donald Trump work behind his back to keep him from making what the aides believe are bad decisions, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Republicans don't believe these accounts 52 - 27 percent, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group which does not believe that aides are working behind the president's back, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds.

But American voters say 51 - 39 percent that the person who wrote the allegations did the wrong thing by submitting them to the media to be published anonymously.

American voters disapprove 54 - 38 percent of the job President Trump is doing, compared to a 54 - 41 percent disapproval August 14.

The only listed groups approving of the president are Republicans, 84 - 7 percent and white voters with no college degree, 51 - 40 percent.

A total of 70 percent of American voters say the nation's economy is "excellent" or "good," matching the all-time high rating for the economy. Another 28 percent say the economy is "not so good" or "poor."

"American voters believe those tales of intrigue coming from the Trump White House, but they think it's wrong to tell those tales anonymously," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"The economy booms, but President Donald Trump's numbers are a bust. An anemic 38 percent approval rating is compounded by lows on honesty, strength and intelligence.

"But Trump's base remains loyal."

American voters give President Trump his lowest grade for honesty since he was elected, saying 60 - 32 percent that he is not honest. Trump gets low grades on most character traits:
  • 57 - 38 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 55 - 41 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 65 - 30 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 57 - 39 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 51 - 42 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 60 - 33 percent that he does not share voters' values;
  • 55 - 41 percent that he is not fit to serve as president;
  • 48 - 42 percent that he is mentally stable.
Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Wide gender, racial and partisan gaps leave American voters divided on whether the U.S. Senate should confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as 41 percent say yes and 42 percent say no.
  • Support for confirmation is 81 - 3 percent among Republicans and 45 - 39 percent among independent voters, with Democrats opposed 76 - 9 percent;
  • Men support confirmation 46 - 37 percent, with women opposed 47 - 36 percent;
  • White voters support confirmation 49 - 37 percent, with opposition at 66 - 13 percent among black voters and 53 - 33 percent among Hispanic voters.
Jeff Sessions, Robert Mueller

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets a negative 17 - 43 percent favorability rating, with no listed group giving him a positive rating.

But American voters would disapprove 50 - 29 percent if Trump fired Sessions. Republicans are the only listed group who would approve, 49 - 23 percent.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a fair investigation into possible coordination between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government, voters say 55 - 32 percent, compared to 51 - 33 percent August 14.

From September 6 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,038 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.

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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              38%    84%     4%    36%    42%    34%    39%    51%
Disapprove           54      7     94     51     50     58     55     40
DK/NA                 8      8      2     13      8      8      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              29%    39%    42%    40%    49%    41%    45%     9%    33%
Disapprove           59     49     55     56     45     51     48     86     53
DK/NA                12     11      3      4      6      8      7      4     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         38      54       8
Aug 14, 2018         41      54       5
Jul 24, 2018         38      58       4
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
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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     27%    67%     1%    22%    29%    25%    27%    41%
Approve smwht        10     16      2     15     12      8     11      9
Disapprove smwht      6      3      8      4      6      5      4      4
Disapprove strongly  48      4     86     46     44     52     51     36
DK/NA                 9     10      3     13      9      9      7     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     16%    30%    33%    29%    36%    32%    34%     4%    14%
Approve smwht        13      8     10     10     12      9     10      6     17
Disapprove smwht     11      4      4      4      5      3      4      9     10
Disapprove strongly  48     45     50     52     39     48     44     78     43
DK/NA                13     12      4      5      7      9      8      4     15
 
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
 
Sep 10, 2018         27      10       6      48       9
Aug 14, 2018         30      10       6      48       6
Jul 24, 2018         28      10       7      51       5
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
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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                  32%    69%     5%    29%    36%    28%    28%    43%
No                   60     17     92     63     56     64     68     46
DK/NA                 9     14      2      8      8      9      4     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  26%    33%    30%    34%    38%    33%    36%     7%    40%
No                   65     55     64     61     55     59     57     86     52
DK/NA                 8     12      6      5      7      7      7      7      8
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         32      60       9 
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
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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                  38%    77%     7%    38%    44%    32%    35%    52%
No                   57     18     91     56     51     62     60     45
DK/NA                 5      5      2      6      4      6      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  38%    41%    37%    37%    50%    38%    44%    14%    42%
No                   57     53     61     58     46     58     52     81     53
DK/NA                 6      6      2      5      4      4      4      5      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         38      57       5
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
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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                  41%    88%     5%    41%    47%    35%    41%    54%
No                   55      8     94     54     50     60     56     44
DK/NA                 4      4      2      5      4      5      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  35%    43%    41%    43%    53%    43%    48%     8%    41%
No                   61     50     57     55     45     55     50     84     54
DK/NA                 3      7      2      2      2      2      2      8      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         41      55       4
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
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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                  30%    65%     4%    29%    37%    24%    27%    43%
No                   65     28     94     65     59     70     69     53
DK/NA                 5      7      2      6      4      7      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  24%    34%    32%    29%    39%    31%    35%    10%    30%
No                   70     60     65     68     58     64     61     84     63
DK/NA                 7      5      4      3      3      5      4      6      6
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         30      65       5
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
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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                  57%    93%    25%    61%    58%    55%    58%    70%
No                   39      4     71     35     37     40     39     27
DK/NA                 5      3      4      5      4      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  52%    55%    57%    62%    66%    62%    64%    31%    50%
No                   46     38     39     36     31     35     33     63     44
DK/NA                 2      8      4      2      3      3      3      5      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         57      39       5 
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
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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                  51%    91%    16%    53%    54%    47%    48%    64%
No                   42      4     78     39     39     45     45     32
DK/NA                 7      4      6      8      7      8      7      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  46%    51%    52%    53%    59%    53%    56%    31%    46%
No                   48     41     41     43     35     41     39     61     46
DK/NA                 6      8      7      4      6      5      5      9      8
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         51      42       7 
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
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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                  33%    77%     2%    31%    37%    30%    33%    48%
No                   60     15     96     61     57     63     61     48
DK/NA                 7      8      1      8      6      7      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  27%    36%    35%    38%    43%    38%    41%     5%    31%
No                   68     57     61     58     52     57     55     91     64
DK/NA                 5      7      4      4      4      5      5      3      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is someone who shares your values, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         33      60       7
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
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11. Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  41%    90%     3%    42%    48%    35%    42%    55%
No                   55      7     96     53     49     60     54     42
DK/NA                 4      3      1      6      3      5      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  30%    46%    43%    43%    55%    43%    49%     8%    35%
No                   63     49     55     55     43     53     48     89     58
DK/NA                 7      4      2      1      2      4      3      4      8
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         41      55       4
Feb 21, 2018         41      57       2
Jan 10, 2018         40      57       2 
Dec 05, 2017         40      56       4 
Nov 21, 2017         43      54       3 
Nov 14, 2017         40      57       2 
Oct 11, 2017         43      55       2 
Sep 27, 2017         42      56       2
 
 
12. Do you think that President Trump is mentally stable, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Stable           48%    93%    11%    51%    56%    40%    46%    62%
No                   42      3     80     37     34     51     44     33
DK/NA                10      3     10     13     11      9      9      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Stable           45%    50%    48%    48%    61%    48%    54%    19%    50%
No                   44     40     43     44     31     45     39     63     43
DK/NA                11     10      8      8      8      7      7     18      7
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump is mentally stable, or not?
                     Yes/         
                     Stable  No      DK/NA 
 
Sep 10, 2018         48      42      10 
Jan 17, 2018         45      47       8
 
 
13. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied       15%    35%     1%    13%    17%    12%    13%    21%
Smwht satisfied      26     44      9     31     30     23     29     29
Smwht dissatisfied   20     10     25     21     22     18     19     19
Very dissatisfied    37      8     64     31     29     45     36     29
DK/NA                 2      3      1      4      2      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied       11%    12%    19%    16%    19%    15%    17%     3%    11%
Smwht satisfied      23     31     30     22     33     25     29     15     28
Smwht dissatisfied   28     17     18     16     21     17     19     24     24
Very dissatisfied    34     38     32     43     25     40     33     57     31
DK/NA                 5      3      1      2      1      2      2      -      7
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         15      26      20      37       2
Jun 06, 2018          8      29      26      36       1
Feb 20, 2018          8      21      22      47       1
Jan 18, 2018          9      31      22      37       1
Dec 20, 2017          7      26      24      43       1
Nov 22, 2017          7      25      29      38       1
Nov 14, 2017          5      23      29      42       1
Oct 11, 2017          3      24      29      43       1
Sep 27, 2017          2      22      33      41       1
Aug 24, 2017          3      19      27      50       1
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16. 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            21%    46%     3%    20%    26%    16%    25%    24%
Good                 49     48     49     49     50     48     54     49
Not so good          20      4     35     20     16     24     14     19
Poor                  8      1     10      8      6      9      4      7
DK/NA                 3      2      3      2      2      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             7%    25%    26%    22%    31%    20%    25%     3%    15%
Good                 52     49     46     53     53     51     52     36     47
Not so good          30     16     18     18     12     20     17     36     26
Poor                 10      6      8      6      3      7      5     18      9
DK/NA                 1      4      2      2      1      2      2      6      3
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         21      49      20       8       3 
Aug 14, 2018         15      52      23       9       2
Jun 06, 2018         13      49      26      11       2
Apr 11, 2018          9      51      27      12       1
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
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19. 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          41%    81%     9%    45%    46%    36%    45%    53%
No                   42      3     76     39     37     47     41     32
DK/NA                17     16     15     16     17     17     14     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Confirm          32%    45%    41%    48%    54%    44%    49%    13%    33%
No                   42     38     47     40     31     42     37     66     53
DK/NA                26     16     12     11     15     14     15     21     13
 
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
 
Sep 10, 2018         41      42      17
Aug 15, 2018         44      39      17
Jul 25, 2018         40      41      18
 
 
20. Is your opinion of Jeff Sessions favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            17%    19%    13%    21%    19%    16%    20%    20%
Unfavorable          43     34     55     39     44     42     49     41
Hvn't hrd enough     33     41     27     31     31     35     28     32
REFUSED               7      6      5      8      6      7      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             8%    18%    25%    19%    22%    18%    20%    12%    16%
Unfavorable          44     45     42     47     47     44     45     42     29
Hvn't hrd enough     44     32     25     28     25     34     30     39     41
REFUSED               5      6      8      6      6      5      5      7     14
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Jeff Sessions favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Sep 10, 2018         17      43      33       7
Jan 11, 2018         14      47      37       3
Oct 11, 2017         22      45      31       3
Aug 02, 2017         27      41      29       2
Mar 08, 2017         23      43      33       1
 
 
21. Would you approve or disapprove of President Trump firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              29%    49%    16%    23%    33%    25%    25%    36%
Disapprove           50     23     69     54     51     49     57     42
DK/NA                21     27     14     23     16     26     18     22
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              34%    33%    28%    23%    33%    28%    30%    16%    39%
Disapprove           40     47     52     59     53     47     50     64     40
DK/NA                26     20     20     18     14     25     20     20     21
 
TREND: Would you approve or disapprove of President Trump firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         29      50      21
Aug 02, 2017         23      60      16 
 
 
22. 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             55%    30%    77%    55%    56%    53%    58%    48%
No                   32     60     12     32     33     32     32     40
DK/NA                13     11     11     13     11     15     10     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             56%    50%    56%    55%    53%    54%    53%    65%    51%
No                   30     30     36     35     37     35     36     19     33
DK/NA                14     19      8     10     10     12     11     16     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/
                     Fair    No      DK/NA
 
Sep 10, 2018         55      32      13
Aug 14, 2018         51      33      16
Jul 24, 2018         55      31      13
Jun 08, 2018         50      35      15 
Apr 26, 2018         54      31      15
Apr 10, 2018         52      32      17
Mar 07, 2018         58      28      14
Feb 06, 2018         56      28      16
Jan 11, 2018         59      26      15
Dec 12, 2017         58      29      13
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23. As you may know, there have been anonymously published allegations that senior advisors to President Trump work behind his back to stop him from making what these advisors believe are bad decisions. Do you believe these allegations are true, or not?
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                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe true     55%    27%    82%    52%    53%    56%    57%    47%
No                   28     52      4     33     31     26     28     35
DK/NA                17     22     13     15     16     18     15     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Believe true     55%    55%    62%    55%    50%    54%    52%    70%    61%
No                   30     25     25     29     34     30     32     14     24
DK/NA                15     20     13     17     17     16     16     16     15
 
 
24. Do you think that the person who wrote these allegations did the right thing or the wrong thing by having them published anonymously?
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                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right thing          39%     7%    65%    38%    37%    40%    34%    31%
Wrong thing          51     83     26     53     52     50     57     59
DK/NA                10      9     10      9     10     11      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Right thing          49%    34%    41%    33%    30%    34%    32%    67%    47%
Wrong thing          41     53     53     58     60     57     58     23     39
DK/NA                10     13      6      8     10      9      9     10     14