January 15, 2019 - Shutdown Does Not Change Trump's Already Bad Grades, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump Approval For Handling Economy Down Slightly Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The government shutdown has little effect on President Donald Trump's job approval rating as American voters give him a negative 41 - 55 percent score, compared to a negative 39 - 52 percent approval rating December 19, before the shutdown, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

President Trump's base remains loyal, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds:
  • Republicans approve 86 - 11 percent, compared to 82 - 14 percent December 19;
  • White voters with no college degree approve 53 - 43 percent, compared to 56 - 37 percent last month;
  • White men approve 55 - 41 percent, compared to 53 - 42 percent in December.
There are wide racial and gender gaps as white voters are divided 48 - 48 percent, with black voters offering a negative 8 - 90 percent and Hispanic voters giving a 35 - 64 percent negative approval rating.

Men are divided as 49 percent approve and 47 percent disapprove. Women give a negative 35 - 62 percent approval rating.

American voters say 53 - 44 percent that Trump is not fit to be president. He get negative grades on key character trends:
  • 61 - 34 percent that he is not honest;
  • 58 - 39 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 55 - 43 percent that he does not care about average Americans.
"Despite very bad grades on honesty, empathy, leadership and fitness to serve, President Donald Trump's granite strong base keeps him above 40 percent," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"If you think President Trump's approval ratings are bad, get a load of what American voters think of Democrats and Republicans in Congress."

Trump gets his best grade, a divided 49 - 48 percent, for handling the economy, but this is down from his all-time high, 53 - 42 percent, in a November 20 Quinnipiac University Poll.

He get a divided grade for handling the military, as 46 percent approve and 49 percent disapprove. Voters give Trump a negative 40 - 56 percent approval rating for handling foreign policy, a negative 42 - 56 percent approval for handling immigration and a negative 42 - 50 percent on trade.

American voters disapprove 56 - 37 percent of the way Democrats in Congress are doing their job. Voters disapprove 63 - 29 percent of the job Republicans in Congress are doing.

Favorability Ratings for President, Congressional Leaders

President Trump gets a negative 41 - 56 percent favorability rating. Negative ratings for Congressional leaders are:
  • 35 - 48 percent for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi;
  • 72 percent haven't heard enough about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to form an opinion;
  • 21 - 45 percent for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell;
  • 26 - 40 percent for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
The Economy

A total of 64 percent of American voters say the nation's economy is "excellent" or "good," while 35 percent say "not so good" or "poor," virtually unchanged from results of a December 18 survey, just before the shutdown.

President Trump's policies are helping the economy, 40 percent of voters say, as 37 percent say they are hurting the economy and 20 percent say his policies are not making a difference.

"How much approval weight does a solid economy carry? Pummeled by horrid numbers on character traits, President Trump gets a break-even on his strongest suit, the economy," Malloy said.

From January 9 - 13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,209 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 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              41%    86%     6%    38%    49%    35%    44%    53%
Disapprove           55     11     93     58     47     62     54     43
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4      3      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%    32%    51%    43%    55%    43%    48%     8%    35%
Disapprove           62     65     45     54     41     54     48     90     64
DK/NA                 6      3      3      2      3      3      3      2      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         41      55       3 
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
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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     33%    71%     4%    29%    38%    28%    33%    45%
Approve smwht         8     14      2      8     10      6     11      8
Disapprove smwht      5      3      5      5      6      4      4      6
Disapprove strongly  50      8     88     53     41     58     50     37
DK/NA                 4      4      1      4      5      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     23%    25%    42%    35%    44%    34%    39%     6%    27%
Approve smwht         9      7      9      7     11      8      9      2      7
Disapprove smwht      6      7      5      3      6      4      5      9      3
Disapprove strongly  55     58     41     52     36     50     43     79     61
DK/NA                 7      5      3      3      4      4      4      3      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     APPROVE......   DISAPPROVE.....
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         33       8       5      50       4
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
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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              29%    58%     9%    26%    34%    25%    28%    36%
Disapprove           63     33     87     66     60     66     66     54
DK/NA                 8     10      4      8      7      9      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              31%    21%    34%    27%    34%    30%    32%    13%    27%
Disapprove           59     71     59     66     59     61     60     81     65
DK/NA                10      8      7      7      7      9      8      6      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         29      63       8
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
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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              37%     5%    75%    32%    31%    43%    35%    28%
Disapprove           56     90     19     60     62     50     58     66
DK/NA                 7      5      6      8      7      7      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              43%    37%    35%    38%    27%    35%    32%    61%    44%
Disapprove           46     55     61     56     68     58     62     33     51
DK/NA                11      8      3      6      6      7      6      6      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         37      56       7
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
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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            41%    86%     4%    38%    48%    34%    41%    54%
Unfavorable          56     12     93     59     48     62     56     44
Hvn't hrd enough      2      1      2      1      2      1      1      1
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            32%    31%    50%    43%    54%    42%    47%     7%    35%
Unfavorable          62     65     47     55     44     55     50     88     60
Hvn't hrd enough      2      2      2      -      1      1      1      4      4
REFUSED               3      2      1      2      1      2      2      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Jan 15, 2019         41      56       2       2
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
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5. Is your opinion of Nancy Pelosi favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            35%     4%    71%    31%    28%    42%    40%    28%
Unfavorable          48     90     10     47     54     42     54     59
Hvn't hrd enough     15      5     18     18     16     14      6     11
REFUSED               2      -      2      3      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            25%    41%    35%    42%    27%    40%    34%    50%    26%
Unfavorable          33     41     59     50     62     51     56     13     39
Hvn't hrd enough     40     14      5      7     10      7      8     33     33
REFUSED               2      4      1      1      1      2      1      4      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Nancy Pelosi favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Jan 15, 2019         35      48      15       2 
Feb 21, 2018         29      52      17       2
Jun 29, 2017         27      53      19       2
May 25, 2017         30      50      18       2
May 10, 2017         31      48      19       1 
Apr 04, 2017         30      47      21       2
Nov 26, 2014         21      55      22       1 
Sep 01, 2011         24      52      22       1
Nov 17, 2010         25      55      18       1
Mar 25, 2010         25      51      23       1
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6. Is your opinion of Kevin McCarthy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            11%    21%     3%    11%    14%     9%    10%    16%
Unfavorable          15      5     23     14     19     11     18      9
Hvn't hrd enough     72     72     73     74     65     79     71     73
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             3%     7%    14%    17%    16%    10%    13%     6%     6%
Unfavorable          17     14     16     14     18     10     14     17     16
Hvn't hrd enough     80     77     69     67     65     78     72     75     78
REFUSED               1      2      2      2      1      2      1      2      -
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Mitch McConnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            21%    42%     4%    20%    27%    17%    24%    26%
Unfavorable          45     24     63     49     45     46     54     38
Hvn't hrd enough     30     30     31     27     25     34     19     31
REFUSED               3      5      1      4      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            17%    12%    25%    28%    31%    20%    25%     9%    18%
Unfavorable          33     55     48     48     47     46     46     45     36
Hvn't hrd enough     48     30     24     20     20     29     25     44     44
REFUSED               2      4      4      4      2      5      4      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitch McConnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Jan 15, 2019         21      45      30       3 
Feb 21, 2018         15      51      31       3
Jun 29, 2017         17      48      33       2
May 25, 2017         15      47      36       2
May 10, 2017         16      48      35       1
Apr 04, 2017         14      47      37       2 
Feb 07, 2017         20      40      38       2 
Nov 26, 2014         18      28      53       1
Sep 01, 2011         14      23      63       1 
Nov 17, 2010         14      20      65       1 
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Chuck Schumer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            26%     4%    51%    25%    25%    27%    31%    22%
Unfavorable          40     71     10     41     47     34     45     46
Hvn't hrd enough     31     24     36     32     27     35     22     29
REFUSED               2      1      3      3      2      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            12%    28%    31%    34%    25%    27%    26%    38%    14%
Unfavorable          29     33     48     43     52     40     45     14     37
Hvn't hrd enough     57     36     19     21     21     29     26     47     48
REFUSED               2      3      2      3      1      4      3      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Chuck Schumer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (Note: Prior to April 04, 2017, included Charles)
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Jan 15, 2019         26      40      31       2
Feb 21, 2018         26      37      34       3
Jun 29, 2017         26      34      38       2
May 25, 2017         29      34      36       2 
May 10, 2017         25      34      39       2 
Apr 04, 2017         25      36      38       1 
Feb 07, 2017         26      31      41       2
 
 
9. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%    73%     5%    30%    39%    31%    36%    45%
No                   61     22     93     64     58     63     60     49
DK/NA                 5      5      2      6      3      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  27%    25%    43%    39%    43%    38%    40%     6%    26%
No                   70     69     54     56     53     56     55     91     72
DK/NA                 3      6      4      5      4      5      5      3      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         34      61       5
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
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10. Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  39%    81%     8%    33%    45%    34%    40%    51%
No                   58     16     91     64     52     64     57     46
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      3      2      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  35%    31%    48%    38%    50%    41%    45%     7%    34%
No                   61     68     50     59     46     57     52     93     65
DK/NA                 4      1      2      4      4      2      3      -      1
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         39      58       3
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
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11. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    87%     6%    39%    51%    36%    47%    55%
No                   55     12     93     58     47     62     53     44
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      2      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  38%    32%    52%    44%    58%    44%    51%     5%    36%
No                   60     65     47     55     41     55     49     90     61
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      1      1      1      5      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         43      55       2
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
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12. Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  44%    90%     8%    39%    52%    37%    46%    57%
No                   53      9     90     57     45     60     51     41
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      3      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  37%    34%    54%    45%    59%    46%    52%     6%    37%
No                   61     62     44     52     39     53     46     90     63
DK/NA                 2      3      2      3      3      2      2      4      1
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         44      53       3 
Sep 10, 2018         41      55       4
Feb 21, 2018         41      57       2
Jan 10, 2018         40      57       2 
Dec 05, 2017         40      56       4 
Nov 21, 2017         43      54       3 
Nov 14, 2017         40      57       2 
Oct 11, 2017         43      55       2 
Sep 27, 2017         42      56       2
 
 
13. 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              49%    91%    11%    47%    58%    41%    50%    62%
Disapprove           48      8     84     49     38     56     45     34
DK/NA                 4      1      4      4      4      3      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              46%    40%    57%    48%    64%    49%    56%    14%    41%
Disapprove           50     55     42     47     31     47     40     84     58
DK/NA                 4      4      2      5      5      4      4      2      -
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         49      48       4
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
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14. 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              40%    82%     6%    37%    48%    34%    41%    52%
Disapprove           56     12     92     58     48     62     55     41
DK/NA                 4      6      2      5      4      4      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%    31%    50%    42%    54%    40%    46%    12%    27%
Disapprove           63     64     47     55     42     53     48     87     71
DK/NA                 5      5      3      3      5      6      6      1      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         40      56       4  
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
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15. 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              42%    87%     4%    40%    50%    36%    43%    57%
Disapprove           56     11     95     59     49     63     55     41
DK/NA                 2      1      -      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%    32%    52%    45%    57%    44%    50%     7%    33%
Disapprove           64     66     47     54     41     55     48     93     67
DK/NA                 3      2      1      1      2      1      2      -      -
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         42      56       2
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
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16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the military?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              46%    88%    10%    42%    55%    38%    48%    57%
Disapprove           49      9     83     52     40     56     46     37
DK/NA                 5      3      7      6      5      6      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              40%    41%    53%    45%    62%    45%    53%    14%    36%
Disapprove           55     52     44     48     33     49     42     79     59
DK/NA                 5      6      4      7      5      6      6      7      5
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - trade?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              42%    82%    10%    38%    52%    34%    43%    53%
Disapprove           50     12     81     54     42     56     51     38
DK/NA                 8      6      9      8      6     10      6      9
 
                    AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%    32%    53%    41%    56%    41%    48%    17%    38%
Disapprove           54     60     44     48     39     49     45     74     53
DK/NA                10      8      3     11      4     10      8      9      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling trade?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         42      50       8 
Jul 03, 2018         38      55       7
Jun 08, 2018         40      51       9
Apr 10, 2018         40      52       8
Mar 06, 2018         34      54      13 
May 10, 2017         38      49      13
 
 
18. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied       10%    24%     2%     5%    13%     7%    11%    10%
Smwht satisfied      27     47      8     29     34     21     26     38
Smwht dissatisfied   23     16     25     26     22     23     23     21
Very dissatisfied    39     11     66     38     30     47     39     29
DK/NA                 1      3      -      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied       11%     5%    14%     8%    13%     9%    11%     3%    10%
Smwht satisfied      24     24     30     27     38     27     32      6     24
Smwht dissatisfied   21     24     19     26     23     21     22     18     28
Very dissatisfied    42     46     35     38     25     42     34     70     38
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      1      2      1      2      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         10      27      23      39       1
Dec 18, 2018         13      28      22      35       2
Sep 10, 2018         15      26      20      37       2
Jun 06, 2018          8      29      26      36       1
Feb 20, 2018          8      21      22      47       1
Jan 18, 2018          9      31      22      37       1
Dec 20, 2017          7      26      24      43       1
Nov 22, 2017          7      25      29      38       1
Nov 14, 2017          5      23      29      42       1
Oct 11, 2017          3      24      29      43       1
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19. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            15%    35%     2%    10%    19%    10%    15%    18%
Good                 49     56     38     52     54     44     55     51
Not so good          26      6     43     27     20     30     23     22
Poor                  9      1     15     10      5     13      5      7
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            16%     9%    17%    14%    22%    12%    17%     2%    18%
Good                 46     43     53     53     57     50     53     28     42
Not so good          29     35     19     22     17     26     22     42     32
Poor                  9     10     10      7      3      9      6     27      6
DK/NA                 -      2      1      3      1      2      2      1      2
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         15      49      26       9       2
Dec 18, 2018         14      51      25      10       1
Sep 10, 2018         21      49      20       8       3 
Aug 14, 2018         15      52      23       9       2
Jun 06, 2018         13      49      26      11       2
Apr 11, 2018          9      51      27      12       1
Mar 07, 2018          9      52      24      13       2
Feb 07, 2018         13      57      20       8       2 
Jan 10, 2018         18      48      22      11       2
Dec 19, 2017         11      52      24      10       3
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20. Do you think President Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, hurting the nation's economy, or aren't making much of a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helping              40%    83%     5%    37%    48%    33%    44%    50%
Hurting              37      4     66     39     28     45     37     27
No difference        20     10     27     22     21     20     17     20
DK/NA                 2      2      3      2      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Helping              32%    32%    50%    40%    55%    40%    47%     4%    34%
Hurting              35     44     34     37     24     39     32     60     45
No difference        27     23     15     22     19     19     19     32     21
DK/NA                 5      2      1      2      2      2      2      4      1
 
TREND: Do you think President Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, hurting the nation's economy, or aren't making much of a difference?
                     Help    Hurt    NoDiff  DK/NA
 
Jan 15, 2019         40      37      20       2
Dec 18, 2018         43      30      25       2
Jan 10, 2018         37      29      30       4
Nov 22, 2017         36      31      30       4
 
 
21. In general, would you like to see Congress do more to stand up against President Trump and his policies, or would you like to see Congress do more to compromise with President Trump and his policies?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Stand up against     48%     7%    83%    51%    38%    56%    45%    36%
Compromise           48     89     13     44     56     40     51     60
NEITHER(VOL)          2      -      1      3      3      1      1      1
DK/NA                 3      4      3      2      3      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Stand up against     51%    56%    41%    44%    32%    47%    40%    78%    63%
Compromise           43     38     57     51     64     48     55     15     35
NEITHER(VOL)          2      2      1      2      2      1      1      5      1
DK/NA                 4      4      1      3      2      4      3      2      -