December 19, 2018 - Biden Has Top Score Among Dem Presidential Contenders, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; U.S. Voters Say 3-1 Any President Should Face Indictment Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters give former Vice President Joseph Biden a 53 - 33 percent favorability rating, topping President Donald Trump's negative 40 - 56 percent favorability rating and besting a list of possible 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has the highest unfavorable score on the list, a negative 32 - 61 percent favorability, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University National Poll finds.

Biden gets an 84 - 7 percent favorability rating among Democrats and a 60 - 21 percent rating among voters 18 to 34 years old. Results for others on the Democratic Guess List are:
  • A divided 44 - 42 percent favorability for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, including 74 - 13 percent among Democrats and 57 - 29 percent among voters 18 to 34 years old;
  • 24 - 20 percent for Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, with 55 percent who haven't heard enough about him to form an opinion;
  • Negative 30 - 37 percent for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren;
  • 22 - 26 percent for New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, with 51 percent who haven't heard enough;
  • Negative 22 - 32 percent for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg;
  • A divided 20 - 22 percent for California Sen. Kamala Harris, with 57 percent who haven't heard enough;
  • 14 - 17 percent for New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, with 68 percent who haven't heard enough;
  • 12 - 9 percent for Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, with 77 percent who haven't heard enough.
Voters say 81 - 16 percent that Trump will run for reelection in 2020.

"For Democrats gearing up for 2020, it's Biden and Bernie, with Beto looking for a foothold and Hillary wondering if the train has finally left the station," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Former Vice President Joseph Biden leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders among Democrats and young voters, while soon to be ex-U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is way back."

American voters give President Trump a negative 39 - 52 percent approval rating, compared to a negative 41 - 54 percent approval rating November 20.

"39 and holding. President Donald Trump's approval matches the winter chill," Malloy said.

Voters say 71 - 21 percent, including 49 - 38 percent among Republicans, that any president should be subject to being charged with a crime while in office, rather than after a president leaves office.

But voters say 60 - 35 percent that Congress should not begin the process to impeach President Trump.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a fair investigation into possible links between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government, voters say 48 - 38 percent. Voters approve 45 - 38 percent of the way Mueller is handling his job.

Trump does not respect the rule of law, voters say 56 - 40 percent.

Voters say 60 - 38 percent they do not have confidence in the way the White House is being run and say 62 - 34 percent that Trump does not choose the best people to be part of his administration.

Trump allows his business interests to affect U.S. policy towards Saudi Arabia, voters say 52 - 39 percent. By a similar 54 - 39 percent, voters say Trump allows his business interests to affect U.S. policy towards Russia.

From December 12 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,147 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 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.

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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              39%    82%     4%    40%    44%    35%    37%    56%
Disapprove           52     14     94     49     48     56     55     37
DK/NA                 8      5      2     11      8      8      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    42%    45%    42%    53%    41%    46%     7%    25%
Disapprove           61     52     49     55     42     50     46     87     63
DK/NA                14      6      5      3      6      8      7      6     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 19, 2018         39      52       8
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
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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%    68%     2%    31%    34%    28%    32%    41%
Approve smwht         8     13      3      8      9      7      5     14
Disapprove smwht      7      5      6      9      6      8      6      4
Disapprove strongly  46      8     88     39     42     49     50     33
DK/NA                 8      5      2     12      8      8      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     11%    38%    36%    34%    42%    32%    37%     6%    18%
Approve smwht        13      4      9      8     10      9     10      1      6
Disapprove smwht     12      9      5      4      4      5      5     10     21
Disapprove strongly  50     42     45     51     37     45     41     77     42
DK/NA                15      6      5      3      6      9      7      6     14
 
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
 
Dec 19, 2018         31       8       7      46       8
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
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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              28%    59%     5%    28%    28%    28%    26%    39%
Disapprove           63     34     89     61     62     63     67     54
DK/NA                 9      7      6     11      9      9      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    38%    27%    26%    31%    33%    32%     4%    31%
Disapprove           59     60     64     67     61     59     60     83     58
DK/NA                17      3      9      7      8      7      8     13     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 19, 2018         28      63       9
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
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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%     7%    65%    25%    30%    35%    35%    23%
Disapprove           59     90     25     65     64     55     57     68
DK/NA                 9      3     10     10      7     11      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    30%    27%    38%    24%    33%    29%    47%    43%
Disapprove           45     65     65     55     71     56     63     43     48
DK/NA                17      5      8      7      5     11      9     10     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 19, 2018         32      59       9
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
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4. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            40%    83%     5%    40%    44%    36%    37%    56%
Unfavorable          56     16     95     52     51     60     59     42
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      -      3      3      2      2      1
REFUSED               2      -      -      4      2      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            27%    44%    44%    41%    53%    41%    46%     5%    31%
Unfavorable          68     52     53     56     45     55     50     89     65
Hvn't hrd enough      2      2      1      1      2      1      2      2      3
REFUSED               3      2      2      1      1      2      2      4      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Dec 19, 2018         40      56       2       2
Feb 21, 2018         37      59       2       2
Jan 17, 2018         38      58       3       1
Oct 11, 2017         39      57       2       2
Sep 27, 2017         36      57       4       2
Aug 23, 2017         36      60       3       2
Aug 17, 2017         39      58       2       1
Aug 02, 2017         34      61       2       2
Jun 29, 2017         41      55       1       2
Jun 07, 2017         35      60       2       3
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5. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            32%     5%    70%    22%    25%    38%    33%    23%
Unfavorable          61     93     23     71     67     57     63     75
Hvn't hrd enough      4      2      6      5      5      4      2      2
REFUSED               2      -      2      2      3      1      2      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            30%    27%    35%    37%    20%    35%    28%    62%    35%
Unfavorable          59     69     60     57     77     62     69     22     53
Hvn't hrd enough      9      3      3      4      2      2      2     11     11
REFUSED               2      -      2      2      1      1      1      5      1
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF CLINTON Q5
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            35%    75%
Unfavorable          65     25
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Dec 19, 2018         32      61       4       2 
Mar 23, 2016         39      56       4       1
Feb 18, 2016         37      58       3       2 
Feb 05, 2016         39      56       3       2
Dec 22, 2015         43      51       4       2
Dec 02, 2015         44      51       3       2
Nov 04, 2015         42      52       5       1
Sep 24, 2015         41      55       2       1
Aug 27, 2015         39      51       8       2 
Jul 30, 2015         40      51       8       1
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6. Is your opinion of Bernie Sanders favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            44%    14%    74%    39%    42%    46%    48%    38%
Unfavorable          42     77     13     43     46     38     44     44
Hvn't hrd enough     12      7     10     15     10     14      5     16
REFUSED               3      2      2      3      2      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            57%    42%    43%    40%    40%    45%    43%    55%    52%
Unfavorable          29     43     45     45     51     40     45     26     26
Hvn't hrd enough     13     13     10     13      8     12     10     15     21
REFUSED               1      2      3      3      2      3      2      3      1
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF SANDERS Q6
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            51%    85%
Unfavorable          49     15
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Bernie Sanders favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Dec 19, 2018         44      42      12       3
Jan 17, 2018         48      38      13       1
Mar 23, 2016         50      37      12       1
Feb 18, 2016         51      36      12       1 
Feb 05, 2016         44      35      19       2 
Dec 22, 2015         40      31      28       1
Dec 02, 2015         44      31      24       1 
Nov 04, 2015         39      36      24       1
Sep 24, 2015         35      28      36       1
Aug 27, 2015         32      28      39       1
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7. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            53%    23%    84%    52%    51%    54%    59%    44%
Unfavorable          33     66      7     31     37     29     34     41
Hvn't hrd enough     12      8      8     15      9     14      5     13
REFUSED               2      3      -      3      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            60%    51%    53%    54%    49%    54%    52%    73%    46%
Unfavorable          21     35     37     33     43     33     38     12     18
Hvn't hrd enough     17     13      8     10      6     11      9     14     31
REFUSED               2      1      2      3      1      2      2      2      4
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF BIDEN Q7
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            62%    92%
Unfavorable          38      8
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                     Hvn't
                     Fav     Unfav   HrdEn   REF
 
Dec 19, 2018         53      33      12       2 
Jan 17, 2018         53      29      17       1 
Sep 24, 2015         50      34      14       1
Aug 27, 2015         48      39      11       1
Jul 30, 2015         49      39      10       2
May 28, 2015         43      41      12       3
Jul 08, 2014         42      44      14       -
Dec 11, 2013         37      48      13       2 
Jul 12, 2013         38      44      16       2
May 31, 2013         37      44      19       1 
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8. Is your opinion of Beto O'Rourke favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            24%     4%    45%    22%    22%    25%    32%    16%
Unfavorable          20     41      4     19     25     16     22     20
Hvn't hrd enough     55     54     51     57     52     58     45     63
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            25%    23%    23%    27%    22%    25%    24%    26%    21%
Unfavorable          15     24     20     19     26     16     21      6     23
Hvn't hrd enough     59     52     56     53     50     57     54     67     54
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -      2
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF O'ROURKE Q8
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            54%    93%
Unfavorable          46      7
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Kamala Harris favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            20%     5%    41%    16%    19%    21%    24%    13%
Unfavorable          22     43      4     22     26     18     26     20
Hvn't hrd enough     57     52     54     62     54     60     50     67
REFUSED               -      -      1      1      1      -      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            21%    23%    18%    20%    16%    20%    18%    31%    24%
Unfavorable          12     21     27     24     30     18     23      7     17
Hvn't hrd enough     67     56     53     56     53     62     58     62     60
REFUSED               -      1      1      -      1      -      1      -      -
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF HARRIS Q9
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            48%    91%
Unfavorable          52      9
 
 
10. Is your opinion of Elizabeth Warren favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            30%     7%    60%    24%    24%    36%    38%    24%
Unfavorable          37     64     12     41     44     32     45     39
Hvn't hrd enough     31     27     28     33     31     31     15     36
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      1      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            30%    30%    30%    34%    24%    36%    31%    36%    26%
Unfavorable          23     40     41     41     50     36     42      9     34
Hvn't hrd enough     46     29     27     23     25     26     26     54     38
REFUSED               1      1      2      2      1      2      2      -      2
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF WARREN Q10
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            45%    84%
Unfavorable          55     16
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Elizabeth Warren favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                     Hvn't
                     Fav     Unfav   HrdEn   REF
 
Dec 19, 2018         30      37      31       2
Jul 08, 2014         24      15      61       -
Dec 11, 2013         17      19      63       1
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Cory Booker favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            22%     5%    46%    18%    23%    22%    28%    15%
Unfavorable          26     47      5     28     33     20     33     27
Hvn't hrd enough     51     48     48     54     44     57     38     57
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            20%    24%    21%    29%    20%    22%    21%    31%    14%
Unfavorable          15     28     29     27     38     23     30      7     14
Hvn't hrd enough     65     48     49     43     41     54     48     61     72
REFUSED               -      -      1      1      1      1      1      -      -
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF BOOKER Q11
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            46%    90%
Unfavorable          54     10
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Michael Bloomberg favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            22%     8%    36%    22%    22%    22%    28%    16%
Unfavorable          32     48     19     32     38     27     37     30
Hvn't hrd enough     44     40     44     44     39     48     33     52
REFUSED               2      4      1      2      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            16%    24%    19%    29%    20%    23%    22%    26%    12%
Unfavorable          26     33     35     32     40     28     33     18     34
Hvn't hrd enough     56     42     43     36     38     47     43     55     53
REFUSED               2      1      3      3      2      3      2      1      1
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF BLOOMBERG Q12
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            40%    65%
Unfavorable          60     35
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Michael Bloomberg favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Dec 19, 2018         22      32      44       2
Feb 18, 2016         21      26      50       2
Feb 05, 2016         20      25      53       2
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Kirsten Gillibrand favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            14%     3%    28%    13%    14%    14%    18%    13%
Unfavorable          17     28      7     17     22     13     23     15
Hvn't hrd enough     68     67     64     69     63     72     57     71
REFUSED               1      2      1      2      2      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             9%    12%    16%    19%    14%    16%    15%    12%     8%
Unfavorable           7     16     21     22     25     14     19     11      9
Hvn't hrd enough     83     71     62     57     60     68     64     77     82
REFUSED               1      2      1      2      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF GILLIBRAND Q13
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            45%    79%
Unfavorable          55     21
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Kirsten Gillibrand favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Dec 19, 2018         14      17      68       1     
Jan 17, 2018         14      11      74       1
 
 
14. Is your opinion of Sherrod Brown favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            12%     3%    24%     9%    13%    12%    13%     9%
Unfavorable           9     17      2     11     13      6     12      8
Hvn't hrd enough     77     78     73     78     73     81     74     82
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            12%    11%    10%    18%    12%    10%    11%    16%    13%
Unfavorable           6     12      9      9     14      6     10      7      2
Hvn't hrd enough     82     77     79     72     72     83     78     76     84
REFUSED               1      -      2      2      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     HAVE OPINION OF BROWN Q14
                     Tot    Dem
 
Favorable            56%    91%
Unfavorable          44      9
 
 
15. Do you think that President Trump will run for re-election in 2020, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will run         81%    91%    71%    83%    81%    81%    81%    85%
No                   16      7     24     15     16     16     14     13
DK/NA                 3      3      4      2      3      4      5      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Will run         87%    86%    80%    72%    85%    82%    83%    66%    83%
No                   11     13     17     22     13     14     13     31     16
DK/NA                 2      1      3      5      2      4      3      3      1
 
 
19. Would you say that President Trump respects the rule of law, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Respects         40%    80%     5%    43%    43%    37%    38%    52%
No                   56     18     94     52     53     59     58     44
DK/NA                 4      2      2      5      4      3      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Respects         28%    47%    43%    39%    53%    40%    45%     7%    36%
No                   65     51     56     57     44     56     51     90     64
DK/NA                 7      2      1      4      3      4      4      4      -
 
 
20. Do you think that Congress should begin the process to impeach President Trump, which could lead to his removal from office, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Begin process    35%     8%    64%    32%    30%    39%    33%    25%
No                   60     91     31     63     65     55     63     72
DK/NA                 5      2      5      5      5      6      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Begin process    43%    35%    33%    32%    23%    33%    29%    68%    39%
No                   51     60     62     64     74     62     67     24     48
DK/NA                 7      5      5      5      2      5      4      8     13
 
 
23. Do you have confidence in the way the White House is being run, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Have confidence  38%    73%     7%    39%    42%    34%    36%    47%
No                   60     23     92     59     55     63     62     50
DK/NA                 3      4      1      2      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Have confidence  28%    43%    40%    37%    49%    36%    42%     8%    36%
No                   69     55     59     61     48     61     56     88     64
DK/NA                 4      3      1      2      3      2      3      4      -
 
 
24. Generally speaking, do you think that President Trump chooses the best people to be a part of his administration, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Chooses the best 34%    68%     3%    35%    37%    31%    33%    43%
No                   62     25     96     60     59     65     65     50
DK/NA                 4      7      1      4      4      4      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Chooses the best 18%    39%    39%    34%    45%    33%    38%     8%    28%
No                   75     59     58     62     51     62     57     89     71
DK/NA                 6      1      3      5      4      5      4      4      1
 
 
25. Do you think that the President of the United States should be able to be charged with a crime while they are in office, or should presidents only be charged with crimes once they have left office?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Able to be charged   71%    49%    90%    70%    68%    73%    69%    71%
Charged/Left office  21     38      6     23     25     18     23     20
DK/NA                 8     13      4      6      7      9      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Able to be charged   90%    74%    63%    64%    65%    74%    70%    82%    74%
Charged/Left office   5     20     28     26     28     16     22      9     24
DK/NA                 5      6      9     10      7     10      9      9      2
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is handling his job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              45%    17%    72%    45%    44%    46%    51%    38%
Disapprove           38     66     17     37     40     37     39     39
DK/NA                17     18     11     18     16     17     10     22
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              47%    40%    47%    50%    41%    47%    45%    58%    38%
Disapprove           26     42     40     39     44     35     39     22     45
DK/NA                27     17     13     11     15     17     16     20     18
 
 
35. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward China?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              44%    79%    11%    46%    51%    37%    43%    54%
Disapprove           44     11     78     40     39     49     48     33
DK/NA                12     10     10     14     10     14      9     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%    50%    47%    42%    58%    41%    48%    14%    46%
Disapprove           50     43     44     46     35     45     41     70     42
DK/NA                18      7      9     12      8     13     11     16     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward China?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 19, 2018         44      44      12
Apr 25, 2018         42      48      10
Apr 19, 2017         47      39      14
 
 
36. Do you think that President Trump allows his business interests to affect United States policy towards - Saudi Arabia, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Affect policy    52%    17%    84%    51%    47%    56%    57%    38%
No                   39     73     11     40     45     35     36     51
DK/NA                 9     10      5      9      8      9      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Affect policy    57%    55%    48%    52%    41%    53%    48%    75%    59%
No                   33     39     46     38     51     38     44     15     34
DK/NA                10      6      7     10      7      9      8     10      8
 
 
37. Do you think that President Trump allows his business interests to affect United States policy towards - Russia, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Affect policy    54%    16%    87%    54%    51%    58%    57%    41%
No                   39     77      8     40     43     36     39     50
DK/NA                 6      6      5      6      6      6      4      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Affect policy    64%    56%    51%    50%    44%    53%    49%    80%    65%
No                   28     39     45     41     50     40     45     13     30
DK/NA                 8      5      4      8      6      7      6      6      4
 
 
42. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward Saudi Arabia?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              31%    63%     6%    32%    34%    29%    31%    40%
Disapprove           54     18     86     51     53     55     57     41
DK/NA                15     19      8     17     13     17     12     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              22%    33%    36%    31%    41%    31%    36%     8%    24%
Disapprove           64     52     50     55     46     52     49     82     55
DK/NA                15     15     14     14     13     18     15     10     20
 
 
43. In general, do you consider the alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia to be a good thing or a bad thing?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good thing           51%    72%    35%    52%    61%    42%    51%    56%
Bad thing            32     11     48     32     28     34     34     23
DK/NA                18     18     17     16     11     24     15     21
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good thing           51%    56%    51%    47%    65%    44%    53%    32%    52%
Bad thing            29     30     33     35     24     32     29     48     31
DK/NA                21     14     16     19     11     24     18     21     17
 
 
44. As you may know, Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist who was a permanent resident of the United States. He was murdered by agents of the Saudi Arabian government. Do you think that Saudi Arabia should face consequences from the United States for committing this murder, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           77%    67%    91%    73%    75%    78%    78%    76%
No                   14     21      4     19     17     12     16     14
DK/NA                 9     12      5      8      8     10      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should           83%    75%    77%    75%    76%    78%    77%    85%    74%
No                   11     18     14     13     18     12     15      6     18
DK/NA                 7      7      8     11      6     10      8      9      8
 
 
50. 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             48%    21%    73%    49%    48%    48%    57%    42%
No                   38     63     17     37     41     36     36     40
DK/NA                13     15     10     14     11     16      7     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             54%    42%    49%    53%    48%    50%    49%    52%    49%
No                   26     41     42     40     42     36     38     32     37
DK/NA                20     17      9      8     10     14     12     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
 
Dec 19, 2018         48      38      13 
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
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51. 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              49%    31%    67%    48%    48%    50%    56%    46%
Oppose               39     55     26     39     44     35     37     39
DK/NA                11     13      6     12      8     15      7     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              52%    50%    48%    49%    49%    52%    51%    45%    49%
Oppose               33     42     42     41     44     33     38     42     40
DK/NA                15      9     10     10      7     14     11     13     11
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose a bill to prevent President Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Dec 19, 2018         49      39      11
Nov 20, 2018         50      38      12
Apr 26, 2018         46      44      11