January 29, 2019 - U.S. Voters Trust Pelosi More Than Trump On Big Issues, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 2-1 Support For No-Wall Border Solution Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters trust House Speaker Nancy Pelosi more than President Donald Trump, 49 - 42 percent "on issues that are important to you," according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Independent voters trust Pelosi more than President Trump 49 - 36 percent.

There are gender, racial and partisan gaps, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University National Poll finds:
  • Men are divided as 48 percent trust Trump more and 42 percent trust Pelosi. Women trust Pelosi more 54 - 37 percent;
  • White voters trust Trump more 52 - 42 percent. Black voters go to Pelosi 82 - 2 percent and Hispanic voters trust her more 62 - 27 percent;
  • Republicans trust Trump more 88 - 6 percent, as Democrats back Pelosi 91 - 5 percent.
Trump and Republicans in Congress are responsible for the partial government shutdown, 56 percent of voters say, as 34 percent say Democrats are responsible.

American voters trust Democrats in Congress more than President Trump "on the issue of border security" 50 - 41 percent. Independent voters trust Democrats more 50 - 37 percent.

Democrats in Congress have a negative 38 - 57 percent job approval rating, their best grade since a negative 38 - 50 percent approval rating in a July 2, 2009 survey. Republicans in Congress get a negative 30 - 65 percent job approval rating, little changed from recent surveys.

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - one; President Donald Trump - zero. The first round of many to come in the heavyweight bout goes the Speaker's way as Trump takes the hit for the shutdown and his party is suffering along with him," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Does 38 percent approval translate to reelection problems? Maybe."

Trump gets a negative 38 - 57 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 41 - 55 percent score January 15.

Trump gets negative grades for handling key issues:
  • 46 percent approve his handling of the economy and 51 percent disapprove;
  • 37 - 58 percent for handling foreign policy;
  • 38 - 59 percent for handling immigration.
The Wall

American voters oppose 55 - 41 percent building a wall along the border with Mexico, compared to 55 - 43 percent opposition January 14.

A wall would not significantly reduce violent crime in the U.S., voters say 64 - 33 percent, and would not significantly decrease the amount of illegal drugs in the U.S., voters say 60 - 37 percent.

Voters support 61 - 33 percent a bill that funds new border security measures, but does not fund a wall along the Mexican border. Republicans oppose this "no wall" idea 62 - 32 percent, but all other party, gender, age and racial groups support it.

Voters disapprove 66 - 31 percent of the president using emergency powers to fund a wall along the border.

American voters also oppose 68 - 26 percent shutting down the government to get funding for a wall.

Shutting down the government for leverage in policy disagreements is "inappropriate," voters say 79 - 16 percent.

"Voters buy in on better border security. But that wall...Bad idea," Malloy said.

"'Don't build it,' voters say, 'and it wouldn't work anyway.'"

Transgender People in the Military

American voters say 70 - 22 percent that transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military. The only listed group opposed to this is Republicans, opposed 50 - 40 percent.

From January 25 - 28, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,004 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 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              38%    84%     3%    31%    44%    33%    39%    56%
Disapprove           57     11     93     63     51     62     57     39
DK/NA                 5      5      4      5      5      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    34%    41%    47%    52%    43%    47%     2%    23%
Disapprove           69     62     53     50     45     52     48     93     71
DK/NA                 5      4      5      3      4      5      4      5      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         38      57       5
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 
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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     29%    67%     2%    22%    35%    25%    28%    46%
Approve smwht         9     16      1      9      9      8     11      9
Disapprove smwht      6      5      4     10      5      8      5      7
Disapprove strongly  50      7     90     53     46     54     52     31
DK/NA                 5      5      4      6      6      5      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     14%    24%    36%    37%    41%    32%    37%     2%    17%
Approve smwht        11      9      6      9     10     10     10      -      6
Disapprove smwht     14      8      3      3      6      6      6      9      8
Disapprove strongly  55     54     49     47     38     46     42     84     63
DK/NA                 5      5      6      4      5      5      5      5      5
 
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 29, 2019         29       9       6      50       5
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 
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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              30%    65%     4%    24%    31%    28%    26%    42%
Disapprove           65     27     94     69     65     65     70     50
DK/NA                 6      7      3      7      4      7      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              24%    28%    31%    29%    34%    33%    34%    15%    18%
Disapprove           71     66     62     66     62     59     60     81     73
DK/NA                 5      5      6      5      4      8      6      3      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         30      65       6
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
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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              38%     7%    77%    32%    34%    41%    42%    26%
Disapprove           57     89     20     63     62     53     55     70
DK/NA                 5      4      3      5      4      6      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              44%    35%    36%    41%    31%    38%    34%    51%    49%
Disapprove           54     58     59     56     67     59     63     41     42
DK/NA                 2      7      5      3      2      4      3      8     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         38      57       5
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
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4. I am going to mention four phrases and ask you which one best describes how you feel about the way the federal government works. Do you feel enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Enthusiastic          3%     5%     2%     2%     3%     3%     3%     3%
Satisfied            18     19     14     19     19     17     17     22
Dissatisfied         48     49     45     49     48     47     47     44
Angry                29     21     39     29     28     30     32     27
DK/NA                 2      5      1      1      2      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enthusiastic          2%     2%     3%     4%     3%     3%     3%     1%     2%
Satisfied            21     12     18     22     20     19     19     11     15
Dissatisfied         50     56     46     42     45     46     46     64     48
Angry                25     28     32     31     30     30     30     25     32
DK/NA                 1      3      1      2      1      3      2      -      3
 
TREND: I am going to mention four phrases and ask you which one best describes how you feel about the way the federal government works. Do you feel enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?
                     Enthus  Satis   Dissat  Angry   DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019          3      18      48      29       2
Jan 24, 2018          2      19      45      32       1
Aug 31, 2015          2      21      49      27       1
 
 
5. 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              46%    90%     9%    43%    50%    43%    45%    64%
Disapprove           51      8     89     54     46     54     53     34
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      4      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    41%    47%    52%    57%    51%    54%    12%    32%
Disapprove           57     56     50     45     41     46     43     83     64
DK/NA                 5      2      3      3      2      3      3      5      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         46      51       3
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
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6. 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              37%    81%     3%    30%    43%    32%    37%    56%
Disapprove           58     13     93     63     53     62     58     39
DK/NA                 5      5      3      6      5      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    33%    42%    46%    52%    41%    46%     4%    22%
Disapprove           71     62     54     49     44     53     49     88     75
DK/NA                 6      5      4      6      4      6      5      8      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         37      58       5
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
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7. 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              38%    84%     3%    32%    43%    35%    40%    56%
Disapprove           59     13     96     65     54     64     59     41
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      3      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    35%    42%    48%    51%    45%    48%     5%    23%
Disapprove           75     63     55     50     46     54     50     93     74
DK/NA                 2      2      3      1      3      1      2      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         38      59       2
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
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8. 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     49%    10%    88%    51%    43%    55%    50%    35%
Compromise           46     87      9     43     51     42     47     59
NEITHER(VOL)          2      3      2      2      4      1      2      3
DK/NA                 2      1      1      4      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Stand up against     57%    52%    48%    47%    38%    48%    43%    73%    62%
Compromise           36     44     49     50     56     50     53     25     33
NEITHER(VOL)          4      3      1      2      5      -      3      2      1
DK/NA                 4      -      2      2      1      2      1      -      3
 
TREND: 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?
                     Stand   Com-       
                     Up      promise NEITHER DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         49      46       2       2
Jan 15, 2019         48      48       2       3
 
 
9. Who do you trust more to handle issues that are important to you: President Trump or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                42%    88%     5%    36%    48%    37%    41%    63%
Pelosi               49      6     91     49     42     54     52     31
DK/NA                 9      6      4     14      9      9      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                32%    34%    47%    49%    56%    48%    52%     2%    27%
Pelosi               58     54     45     45     37     46     42     82     62
DK/NA                11     11      8      6      7      6      6     16     11
 
 
10. How accepting do you think the U.S. is of transgender people today; very accepting, somewhat accepting, not so accepting, or not accepting at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very accepting        9%    15%     2%    11%    11%     8%     8%    11%
Somewhat accepting   56     62     54     53     56     56     53     57
Not so accepting     23     12     32     23     21     25     28     19
Not accepting at all  8      7      8      8      8      8      9      7
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      4      4      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very accepting        6%    11%     8%    11%    12%     7%     9%     8%     9%
Somewhat accepting   58     50     61     53     55     55     55     59     60
Not so accepting     28     26     20     19     21     26     24     25     17
Not accepting at all  5      9      7     10      8      8      8      6      5
DK/NA                 3      4      4      6      4      4      4      1     10
 
TREND: How accepting do you think the U.S. is of transgender people today; very accepting, somewhat accepting, not so accepting, or not accepting at all?
                     Very    Smwht   Not so  Not acpt
                     accpt   accpt   accpt   at all  DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019          9      56      23       8       4
Aug 03, 2017          9      51      27      10       4
Mar 08, 2017         12      51      25       8       4
 
 
11. Do you think more acceptance of transgender people would be a good thing for the country, a bad thing for the country, or do you think that it would not make much difference either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good thing           42%    15%    68%    42%    37%    46%    51%    33%
Bad thing            12     30      2      8     12     12     10     22
Not much difference  42     50     28     46     46     38     36     42
DK/NA                 4      6      2      4      5      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good thing           54%    48%    37%    35%    37%    47%    42%    38%    42%
Bad thing             7     12     14     16     14     17     15      8      1
Not much difference  37     37     46     44     45     34     39     51     49
DK/NA                 3      4      3      5      5      2      4      3      8
 
TREND: Do you think more acceptance of transgender people would be a good thing for the country, a bad thing for the country, or do you think that it would not make much difference either way?
                     Good    Bad     NotMuch
                     thing   thing   diff    DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         42      12      42       4
Aug 03, 2017         46      14      39       2
Mar 08, 2017         41      14      42       3
 
 
12. Do you think transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Allowed          70%    40%    94%    75%    67%    73%    71%    62%
No                   22     50      3     16     26     18     21     31
DK/NA                 8     10      2      9      7      8      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Allowed          86%    74%    65%    65%    64%    68%    66%    90%    72%
No                   11     20     27     25     29     24     26      8     13
DK/NA                 4      6      9     10      7      8      8      2     15
 
TREND: Do you think transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military or not?
                     Yes/    
                     Allowed No      DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         70      22       8
Aug 03, 2017         68      27       5
 
 
13. Overall, do you believe that immigration is good for the country or bad for the country?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good                 75%    60%    90%    79%    80%    72%    82%    66%
Bad                  14     25      4     12     11     17      9     21
DK/NA                11     15      5     10     10     12      9     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 80%    84%    71%    70%    79%    69%    74%    88%    72%
Bad                  12      9     16     18     13     18     15      4     15
DK/NA                 9      8     14     12      8     14     11      8     14
 
TREND: Overall, do you believe that immigration is good for the country or bad for the country?
                     Good    Bad     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         75      14      11
Jan 14, 2019         73      16      12
 
 
14. Who do you trust more on the issue of border security: President Trump or the Democrats in Congress?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
President Trump      41%    87%     4%    37%    47%    36%    41%    59%
Dems in Congress     50      8     91     50     43     56     52     35
DK/NA                 9      6      5     13     10      8      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
President Trump      29%    36%    45%    51%    54%    46%    50%     9%    21%
Dems in Congress     64     52     46     44     39     48     44     75     66
DK/NA                 8     12      8      5      7      6      6     16     13
 
TREND: Who do you trust more on the issue of border security: President Trump or the Democrats in Congress?
                     Pres    DemsIn
                     Trump   Congrs  DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         41      50       9
Jan 14, 2019         44      49       7
 
 
15. Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              41%    85%     7%    36%    46%    37%    42%    56%
Oppose               55     12     91     59     50     59     56     40
DK/NA                 4      3      2      6      4      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              23%    40%    46%    50%    52%    46%    49%    16%    26%
Oppose               73     56     50     47     45     51     48     76     70
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      3      3      3      8      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         41      55       4
Jan 14, 2019         43      55       2 
Dec 18, 2018         43      54       3 
Aug 15, 2018         38      58       4
Jun 18, 2018         39      58       4
Apr 11, 2018         40      57       3
Feb 06, 2018         37      59       4
Jan 11, 2018         34      63       3
Dec 13, 2017         36      62       2
Sep 28, 2017         37      60       3
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16. Would you support or oppose a bill that funded new border security measures, but did not fund a wall along the border with Mexico?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              61%    32%    84%    66%    59%    63%    67%    47%
Oppose               33     62     12     29     36     31     28     49
DK/NA                 5      6      3      5      5      6      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              67%    62%    60%    61%    53%    60%    57%    83%    70%
Oppose               27     32     37     34     43     34     38     14     22
DK/NA                 6      6      3      5      4      6      5      3      8
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose a bill that funded new border security measures, but did not fund a wall along the border with Mexico?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         61      33       5
Jan 14, 2019         61      32       8
 
 
17. Would you approve or disapprove of President Trump using emergency executive powers to fund a wall along the border with Mexico without the approval of Congress?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              31%    66%     4%    26%    34%    28%    29%    44%
Disapprove           66     29     96     73     63     69     69     52
DK/NA                 3      5      1      2      3      3      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              16%    26%    37%    39%    41%    33%    37%     8%    18%
Disapprove           82     71     59     60     57     64     61     89     80
DK/NA                 2      3      4      1      2      3      3      3      3
 
TREND: Would you approve or disapprove of President Trump using emergency executive powers to fund a wall along the border with Mexico without the approval of Congress?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         31      66       3
Jan 14, 2019         32      65       3
 
 
18. Do you think that a wall along the border with Mexico would significantly decrease violent crime in the United States, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Decrease crime   33%    71%     5%    28%    36%    31%    31%    48%
No                   64     23     94     70     61     66     66     47
DK/NA                 3      6      1      2      3      3      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Decrease crime   16%    30%    36%    44%    42%    38%    39%     7%    22%
No                   79     66     62     54     55     59     57     93     75
DK/NA                 5      4      3      2      3      4      4      -      3
 
 
19. Do you think that a wall along the border with Mexico would significantly decrease the amount of illegal drugs in the United States, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Decrease drugs   37%    75%     5%    33%    41%    34%    38%    48%
No                   60     22     91     65     57     62     60     49
DK/NA                 3      3      4      2      2      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Decrease drugs   23%    35%    43%    41%    45%    41%    43%    13%    29%
No                   74     64     54     54     54     55     55     83     67
DK/NA                 3      1      3      4      1      4      3      4      5
 
 
20. As you may know, the government partially shut down over differences about federal government funding for a wall along the border with Mexico. Who do you think is responsible for this shut down: President Trump and the Republicans in Congress, or the Democrats in Congress?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump/Reps in Congrs 56%    13%    93%    59%    52%    60%    58%    42%
Dems in Congress     34     74      3     29     37     32     32     46
DK/NA                10     14      3     12     11      9     10     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump/Reps in Congrs 67%    58%    55%    51%    48%    52%    50%    86%    62%
Dems in Congress     26     30     36     40     41     37     39      7     30
DK/NA                 7     12     10      9     11     11     11      6      8
 
TREND: As you may know, the government partially shut down over differences about federal government funding for a wall along the border with Mexico. Who do you think is responsible for this shut down: President Trump and the Republicans in Congress, or the Democrats in Congress?
                     Trump/  DemsIn
                     Reps    Congrs  DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         56      34      10
Jan 14, 2019         56      36       8
 
 
21. Do you support or oppose shutting down the government to make sure that the wall along the border with Mexico receives funding?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              26%    61%     1%    20%    31%    22%    24%    37%
Oppose               68     30     96     73     62     72     71     55
DK/NA                 6      9      3      7      6      6      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              17%    26%    28%    28%    36%    26%    31%     3%    17%
Oppose               80     67     66     65     59     68     63     88     77
DK/NA                 4      6      6      6      5      6      6      9      6
 

NOTE: Percentages based on all registered voters. Question was asked of those who support the wall in Q15. Those who oppose the wall in Q15 were coded as oppose.


TREND: Do you support or oppose shutting down the government to make sure that the wall along the border with Mexico receives funding?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Jan 29, 2019         26      68       6
Jan 14, 2019         32      63       5
 
 
22. Has the partial government shutdown had a negative impact on you personally, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Negative impact  18%    10%    23%    20%    16%    20%    18%    13%
No                   81     89     76     80     84     80     81     86
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Negative impact  19%    20%    18%    15%    14%    18%    16%    18%    15%
No                   80     79     81     85     85     82     83     82     84
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      -      1      -      2
 
 
23. How concerned are you about the impact of the government shut down on the nation's economy: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       42%    15%    66%    42%    33%    50%    39%    34%
Smwht concerned      36     41     31     39     37     36     38     40
Not so concerned     12     23      2     10     14     10     14     12
Not concerned at all  9     19      1      9     15      4      9     13
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       36%    46%    41%    47%    28%    45%    37%    58%    49%
Smwht concerned      43     36     36     32     39     38     39     34     38
Not so concerned     14     12     11      8     14     11     13      7      8
Not concerned at all  6      7     11     12     18      4     11      1      3
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1      1      -      2
 
 
24. In general, do you think it is appropriate for government shut downs to be used as leverage in policy disagreements, or do you think it is inappropriate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Appropriate          16%    30%     2%    15%    18%    15%    16%    19%
Inappropriate        79     59     96     81     76     81     82     72
DK/NA                 5     10      2      3      6      4      2      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Appropriate          13%    15%    15%    18%    20%    16%    18%     3%    16%
Inappropriate        80     82     82     76     75     79     77     93     81
DK/NA                 7      4      3      6      6      5      5      4      3