November 20, 2018 - U.S. Voters Give Trump Highest Grade Ever On Economy, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Say 2-1 Dems In House Is Good, As Dems Back Pelosi Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters approve 53 - 42 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling the economy, his highest grade ever on this issue, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

But voters disapprove 54 - 41 percent of the way President Trump is doing his job overall, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds. The president gets negative grades for handling other areas:
  • 42 - 53 percent for his handling of foreign policy;
  • 41 - 56 percent for handling immigration issues;
  • 40 - 52 percent for handling gun policy;
  • 35 - 59 percent for handling race relations;
  • 31 - 51 percent for his response to the California wildfires.
Voters disapprove 62 - 31 percent of the way Republicans in Congress are handling their job, and disapprove 57 - 32 percent of Democrats in Congress.

But voters say 62 - 30 percent, including 62 - 28 percent among independent voters, that Democrats winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives is a good thing.

Democrats say 53 - 27 percent they would like to see U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi return to her position as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Levels of support are consistent across the Democratic political spectrum.

"Despite recent market downturns, voters are upbeat on what President Donald Trump has brought to the economy, but underwhelmed by just about every other aspect of the Trump tenure.

"Not honest, not level headed, not empathetic. The surging economy is offset by deep questions about the president's character and conduct," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

American voters give President Trump low grades on most character traits:
  • 58 - 36 percent that he is not honest;
  • 55 - 42 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 53 - 42 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 63 - 32 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 60 - 36 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 55 - 40 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 61 - 35 percent that he does not share voters' values.
Trump should release his tax returns publicly American voters say 59 - 32 percent. If he does not release his tax returns, Congress should investigate, voters say 51 - 44 percent.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a "fair" investigation into possible links between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government, voters say 56 - 28 percent. But in another question, 44 percent of voters call the investigation a "political witch hunt" as 50 percent say it is "legitimate." Still voters say 68 - 17 percent, including 52 - 30 percent among Republicans, that Mueller should not be fired.

Voters support 50 - 38 percent a bill to prevent the president from firing Mueller.

"Let's see the tax returns, Americans say. And if we can't, let's have the new Congress do some digging," Malloy said.

"Witch hunt or legit investigation? A toss up on that, but letting Special Counsel Robert Mueller finish the job gets a thumbs up from voters from both parties."

First Ladies

American voters give former First Lady Michelle Obama a 63 - 24 percent favorability rating, her highest ever. Republicans give her a negative 27 - 51 percent favorability, the only negative score among all listed party, gender, education, age and racial groups.

First Lady Melania Trump gets a 35 - 20 percent favorability rating, as 40 percent say they haven't heard enough about her to form an opinion.

From November 14 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,046 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points, including the design effect.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than a dozen states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

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

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    85%     4%    41%    48%    34%    39%    58%
Disapprove           54     11     92     52     45     61     56     38
DK/NA                 6      4      3      7      7      5      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    41%    47%    44%    54%    43%    48%    10%    20%
Disapprove           64     55     47     52     41     53     47     83     72
DK/NA                 9      4      6      4      4      5      5      6      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         41      54       6
Oct 02, 2018         41      53       6
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
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1a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q1) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     31%    71%     2%    30%    37%    25%    30%    46%
Approve smwht         9     11      3     11     10      8      9     10
Disapprove smwht      6      3      5     10      6      6      5      7
Disapprove strongly  47      8     86     42     39     55     51     31
DK/NA                 7      7      4      7      8      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     17%    29%    38%    35%    44%    31%    38%     3%    17%
Approve smwht         8     10      8      9      9     10     10      7      3
Disapprove smwht     12      6      4      4      6      6      6      5     12
Disapprove strongly  52     49     43     48     35     47     41     78     60
DK/NA                10      5      7      4      6      6      6      6      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     APPROVE......   DISAPPROVE.....
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         31       9       6      47       7
Oct 02, 2018         31      10       6      46       7
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
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2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              31%    68%     5%    29%    34%    29%    28%    45%
Disapprove           62     24     91     62     58     64     66     47
DK/NA                 7      8      4      9      8      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    33%    35%    29%    39%    34%    36%     8%    19%
Disapprove           63     64     60     63     55     60     57     87     73
DK/NA                13      3      5      8      6      6      6      5      8
 
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         31      62       7
Jul 25, 2018         27      66       8
Jun 20, 2018         28      66       7
Apr 25, 2018         22      69       8
Mar 21, 2018         25      68       7
Feb 21, 2018         22      72       6
Jan 24, 2018         24      70       6
Jan 11, 2018         21      72       7
Dec 13, 2017         20      72       8
Nov 14, 2017         15      79       6
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3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              32%     4%    63%    27%    24%    40%    34%    25%
Disapprove           57     90     26     64     66     50     59     66
DK/NA                10      6     11      9     10     10      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%    33%    30%    33%    23%    37%    30%    47%    49%
Disapprove           47     61     62     57     69     56     62     37     43
DK/NA                17      6      8     10      8      8      8     16      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         32      57      10
Jul 25, 2018         30      63       7
Jun 20, 2018         26      66       8
Apr 25, 2018         26      66       8
Mar 21, 2018         28      63       9
Feb 21, 2018         28      66       6
Jan 24, 2018         30      63       7
Jan 11, 2018         31      59      11
Dec 13, 2017         30      61       8
Nov 14, 2017         29      63       8
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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                  36%    77%     6%    35%    42%    32%    34%    53%
No                   58     18     92     59     53     63     62     41
DK/NA                 5      4      2      6      6      5      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  27%    32%    40%    42%    47%    40%    43%     8%    22%
No                   64     66     53     55     48     56     52     88     75
DK/NA                 9      2      7      3      5      5      5      4      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         36      58       5
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
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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                  42%    82%    12%    42%    47%    37%    40%    58%
No                   55     16     87     54     48     61     59     38
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      4      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  42%    35%    46%    41%    54%    44%    49%    17%    25%
No                   55     62     51     56     44     54     49     80     71
DK/NA                 4      3      3      3      3      2      2      3      3
 
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         42      55       3
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
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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                  42%    87%     5%    44%    51%    35%    43%    60%
No                   53     10     93     51     43     62     55     36
DK/NA                 4      3      3      4      6      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  33%    40%    46%    46%    58%    45%    51%     9%    19%
No                   60     58     49     51     39     52     46     84     81
DK/NA                 6      2      5      3      2      3      3      6      -
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         42      53       4
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
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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                  32%    68%     4%    32%    36%    27%    28%    47%
No                   63     28     94     61     57     68     68     48
DK/NA                 6      4      2      7      6      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  19%    27%    37%    39%    41%    34%    37%     5%    20%
No                   73     70     56     57     55     62     59     89     75
DK/NA                 8      4      7      4      5      4      4      6      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         32      63       6
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
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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                  60%    93%    30%    63%    64%    57%    61%    74%
No                   36      6     67     32     32     40     36     23
DK/NA                 3      1      3      5      4      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  57%    56%    66%    60%    70%    65%    67%    40%    42%
No                   40     42     31     35     27     33     30     59     57
DK/NA                 4      2      3      4      3      3      3      1      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         60      36       3
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
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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                  55%    92%    23%    56%    62%    49%    55%    70%
No                   40      6     72     38     34     46     43     26
DK/NA                 5      2      5      6      4      5      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  45%    52%    63%    57%    68%    56%    62%    27%    45%
No                   48     44     35     39     29     39     34     66     55
DK/NA                 7      4      2      4      3      4      4      8      -
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         55      40       5
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
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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                  35%    80%     4%    31%    41%    29%    32%    54%
No                   61     16     95     63     55     67     63     44
DK/NA                 4      4      1      7      4      4      5      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  26%    32%    39%    39%    48%    37%    43%     6%    20%
No                   71     65     55     57     49     58     54     90     80
DK/NA                 2      3      6      4      3      4      3      4      -
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is someone who shares your values, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         35      61       4
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
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11. 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              53%    93%    19%    59%    61%    47%    53%    68%
Disapprove           42      6     76     37     35     48     44     28
DK/NA                 5      1      5      5      4      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              46%    51%    60%    54%    66%    55%    60%    25%    47%
Disapprove           48     47     37     40     32     41     36     70     49
DK/NA                 6      2      4      6      2      4      3      5      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         53      42       5 
Jul 24, 2018         49      47       5
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
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12. 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              42%    84%     7%    43%    50%    35%    40%    57%
Disapprove           53     13     88     52     45     60     56     39
DK/NA                 6      3      5      4      5      6      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%    37%    47%    44%    56%    42%    49%    11%    32%
Disapprove           58     59     48     51     42     53     48     80     61
DK/NA                 9      4      5      4      3      5      4      9      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         42      53       6
Jul 24, 2018         38      58       4
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 
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13. 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              41%    86%     4%    42%    49%    34%    42%    56%
Disapprove           56     12     93     55     48     63     56     40
DK/NA                 4      2      3      3      4      3      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    42%    47%    44%    56%    42%    49%     8%    22%
Disapprove           70     57     50     53     42     54     48     88     78
DK/NA                 4      2      4      2      2      4      3      4      -
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         41      56       4
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
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14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - gun policy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              40%    79%     7%    43%    47%    35%    40%    55%
Disapprove           52     14     88     49     43     59     54     38
DK/NA                 8      7      5      9     10      6      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              31%    44%    44%    40%    53%    42%    48%    16%    22%
Disapprove           57     49     51     53     39     53     46     79     64
DK/NA                12      7      4      7      8      5      6      4     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling gun policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         40      52       8
Nov 15, 2017         40      52       8
Oct 12, 2017         42      47      11
 
 
15. 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              35%    76%     4%    35%    44%    27%    33%    51%
Disapprove           59     18     93     60     51     66     61     43
DK/NA                 6      6      2      5      5      7      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    34%    39%    40%    50%    35%    42%     9%    17%
Disapprove           72     62     55     53     46     58     52     91     82
DK/NA                 5      4      6      7      4      7      6      -      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling race relations?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         35      59       6
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 
 
 
16. Do you believe that Donald Trump is more honest than most of the previous presidents, less honest than most previous presidents, or that Donald Trump is just about as honest as most previous presidents?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More honest          22%    47%     3%    20%    25%    20%    21%    33%
Less honest          50     12     87     46     42     56     54     31
Just about as honest 26     41      8     33     30     22     24     35
DK/NA                 2      -      2      1      2      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More honest          14%    23%    25%    24%    29%    25%    27%     2%    13%
Less honest          51     53     48     49     37     48     43     78     70
Just about as honest 30     22     26     25     33     25     29     19     12
DK/NA                 4      2      1      1      1      2      1      2      5
 
TREND: Do you believe that Donald Trump is more honest than most of the previous presidents, less honest than most previous presidents, or that Donald Trump is just about as honest as most previous presidents?
                     More    Less    JustAs
                     Honest  Honest  Honest  DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         22      50      26       2 
Jun 06, 2018         26      44      27       2
Mar 21, 2018         27      44      26       2 
Aug 23, 2017         24      50      24       1
Aug 17, 2017         22      49      27       2 
Mar 22, 2017         25      48      24       3
 
 
17. Is your opinion of Melania Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            35%    65%    15%    35%    36%    35%    40%    44%
Unfavorable          20      3     35     19     16     23     21     17
Hvn't hrd enough     40     31     44     40     41     39     37     35
REFUSED               5      1      6      6      7      3      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            19%    31%    40%    47%    41%    42%    41%    19%    17%
Unfavorable          23     24     16     20     16     21     19     25     26
Hvn't hrd enough     53     40     38     28     38     34     36     47     50
REFUSED               4      5      6      4      5      3      4      9      7
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Melania Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Nov 20, 2018         35      20      40       5
Jun 06, 2018         49      17      30       4 
Apr 19, 2017         34      24      35       7
Jan 10, 2017         29      22      43       6
Nov 22, 2016         34      23      37       5
Jun 01, 2016         23      20      53       3 
 
 
18. Is your opinion of Michelle Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            63%    27%    95%    61%    56%    70%    66%    48%
Unfavorable          24     51      2     24     26     21     24     33
Hvn't hrd enough     11     18      4     12     15      8      7     17
REFUSED               2      4      -      3      3      1      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            73%    66%    59%    60%    51%    63%    57%    92%    78%
Unfavorable          13     18     31     28     30     27     29      3     13
Hvn't hrd enough     13     14      8     10     16      8     12      3      9
REFUSED               1      2      2      3      3      2      3      3      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Michelle Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                     Hvn't
                     Fav     Unfav   HrdEn   REF
 
Nov 20, 2018         63      24      11       2
Apr 19, 2012         60      22      15       3
Sep 09, 2010         49      22      25       4
Jul 21, 2010         55      19      23       3
Nov 12, 2008         50      17      31       3
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump's response to the California wildfires?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              31%    59%     8%    33%    34%    28%    31%    42%
Disapprove           51     18     82     49     47     55     53     37
DK/NA                18     23     10     18     19     17     16     21
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              24%    26%    37%    32%    40%    33%    36%     7%    22%
Disapprove           59     56     46     49     42     49     46     78     67
DK/NA                17     19     17     19     19     18     18     15     11
 
 
20. Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           59%    25%    88%    61%    55%    63%    63%    48%
No                   32     61      8     30     35     29     31     41
DK/NA                 9     14      3      8     10      8      6     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should           63%    62%    60%    58%    52%    59%    55%    83%    71%
No                   27     32     33     31     39     33     36     12     23
DK/NA                10      6      8     11      9      8      9      5      6
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         59      32       9 
Feb 21, 2018         67      24       9
May 11, 2017         69      26       5 
Apr 04, 2017         68      26       6
Mar 22, 2017         66      30       5 
Mar 08, 2017         67      29       5
Feb 23, 2017         68      27       5
 
 
21. If President Trump refuses to release his tax returns, do you think that Congress should investigate the situation, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           51%    15%    83%    49%    45%    56%    45%    41%
No                   44     79     13     46     51     37     50     54
DK/NA                 5      5      4      6      5      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should           62%    48%    48%    52%    38%    48%    44%    80%    73%
No                   31     48     47     43     59     45     52     17     23
DK/NA                 7      4      5      5      3      7      5      3      3
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump's decision to fire former Attorney General Jeff Sessions?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    72%    11%    38%    45%    31%    38%    51%
Disapprove           45     12     73     44     37     51     45     33
DK/NA                18     16     16     18     18     18     17     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    37%    42%    40%    52%    37%    44%    16%    16%
Disapprove           49     49     39     47     32     46     39     63     64
DK/NA                25     14     19     14     16     16     16     21     20
 
 
23. Is your opinion of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            11%    27%     2%    10%    14%     9%    13%    13%
Unfavorable          28      4     53     26     27     29     36     18
Hvn't hrd enough     60     69     44     64     59     60     51     67
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             4%     8%    13%    14%    15%    11%    13%     3%     8%
Unfavorable          23     33     28     31     27     28     27     42     28
Hvn't hrd enough     72     56     59     54     57     60     59     54     65
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
 
24. Do you think the Supreme Court is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Liberal              14%    27%     5%    12%    15%    13%    14%    17%
Conservative         36      5     65     33     35     37     39     24
About right          41     63     21     47     43     40     40     50
DK/NA                 9      5      9      8      7     10      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Liberal              12%    16%    15%    13%    17%    13%    15%     4%    13%
Conservative         48     38     31     30     31     33     32     57     48
About right          33     41     46     46     46     44     45     31     32
DK/NA                 8      4      9     11      6      9      8      7      7
 
TREND: Do you think the Supreme Court is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Too     Too     About
                     Lib     Cons    Right   DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         14      36      41       9
Jul 02, 2018         19      31      41       9
Apr 21, 2010         29      19      40      12
Jul 17, 2008         25      31      33      10
Aug 16, 2007         20      29      37      13
 
 
27. Do you think that the Democrats winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives is a good thing or a bad thing?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good thing           62%    20%    97%    62%    54%    69%    65%    46%
Bad thing            30     68      2     28     38     23     28     43
DK/NA                 8     12      1      9      9      8      7     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good thing           67%    64%    58%    61%    49%    62%    56%    86%    82%
Bad thing            22     29     35     31     42     29     35     12      8
DK/NA                11      7      8      8      9      9      9      2     11
 
 
28. Would you like to see Nancy Pelosi become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, or not?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                        Non
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  53%    54%    51%    54%    50%    55%    49%    60%
No                   27     27     22     29     32     23     30     22
DK/NA                20     19     27     17     18     22     22     18
 
 
29. Do you think the Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives will result in Congress being more of a check on President Trump, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/More of a check  71%    51%    89%    70%    71%    71%    73%    64%
No                   24     42      7     26     24     24     23     31
DK/NA                 5      6      4      5      6      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/More of a check  72%    70%    72%    71%    71%    67%    69%    85%    68%
No                   23     25     25     22     25     28     27      9     27
DK/NA                 5      5      3      6      4      4      4      6      5
 
 
29a. (If yes q29) Is Congress being more of a check on President Trump a good thing or a bad thing?
                     YES/CONGRESS WILL BE MORE OF A CHECK Q29.............
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good thing           82%    45%    98%    83%    76%    87%    85%    71%
Bad thing            15     47      1     13     21     10     13     23
DK/NA                 3      8      1      4      3      3      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    
 
Good thing           90%    82%    78%    80%    
Bad thing             8     17     18     14     
DK/NA                 3      2      4      5     
 
 
29b. Do you think the Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives will result in Congress being more of a check on President Trump, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If yes q29) Is Congress being more of a check on President Trump a good thing or a bad thing?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More of a good check 58%    23%    87%    58%    54%    61%    62%    46%
More of a bad check  11     24      1      9     15      7      9     15
Not a check          24     42      7     26     24     24     23     31
DK/NA                 7     11      5      8      8      7      5      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More of a good check 65%    57%    57%    57%    53%    56%    54%    79%    65%
More of a bad check   6     12     13     10     16      9     12      7      2
Not a check          23     25     25     22     25     28     27      9     27
DK/NA                 6      6      6     10      6      8      7      6      6
 
 
46. 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             56%    33%    76%    59%    54%    58%    63%    47%
No                   28     53     12     24     31     25     24     34
DK/NA                16     14     12     17     15     18     13     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             59%    59%    52%    60%    53%    58%    56%    67%    61%
No                   23     25     31     27     33     25     29     15     25
DK/NA                18     16     17     13     14     16     15     18     14
 
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
 
Nov 20, 2018         56      28      16
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
See additional trend information at top of page


47. Do you think that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be fired, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Fired            17%    30%     6%    17%    19%    15%    15%    18%
No                   68     52     85     68     68     68     74     61
DK/NA                16     18      9     15     14     17     10     21
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fired            16%    18%    19%    11%    18%    16%    17%    11%    15%
No                   64     66     68     78     68     68     68     74     73
DK/NA                20     16     13     11     14     16     15     15     12
 
 
48. Would you support or oppose a bill to prevent President Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              50%    20%    77%    51%    47%    52%    53%    39%
Oppose               38     65     14     40     44     34     38     46
DK/NA                12     14      8      9      9     15      9     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              53%    52%    47%    53%    45%    48%    46%    64%    57%
Oppose               30     39     42     38     46     38     42     24     36
DK/NA                17      9     11      9      9     14     12     12      6
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose a bill to prevent President Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         50      38      12       
Apr 26, 2018         46      44      11 
 
 
49. Do you think that the investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government is a legitimate investigation, or do you think it is a political witch hunt?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legitimate           50%    12%    87%    47%    44%    56%    55%    35%
Political witch hunt 44     83     10     46     50     39     42     62
DK/NA                 6      4      3      7      6      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legitimate           58%    54%    47%    48%    40%    50%    45%    74%    67%
Political witch hunt 33     43     50     47     58     46     51     15     32
DK/NA                 9      3      4      5      3      4      3     11      2
 
TREND: Do you think that the investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government is a legitimate investigation, or do you think it is a political witch hunt?
                     Legit-  Witch
                     mate    Hunt    DK/NA
 
Nov 20, 2018         50      44       6
Jul 24, 2018         54      40       7 
Jun 08, 2018         48      44       7 
Apr 26, 2018         52      44       4
Mar 07, 2018         53      42       5
Feb 06, 2018         50      42       7
Jan 18, 2018         52      43       5