March 5, 2019 - 64 Percent Of U.S. Voters Say Trump Committed A Crime, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; President Gets Mixed Grades For North Korea Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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President Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, American voters say 64 - 24 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Republicans say 48 - 33 percent that President Trump did not commit crimes before he was president, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds. Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group says by wide margins that Trump committed crimes.

But U.S. voters are divided 45 - 43 percent on whether Trump committed any crimes while he has been president. A presidential candidate paying money to hide a negative story during a campaign, and not disclosing that payment, is unethical and a crime, 40 percent of voters say. Another 21 percent say it is unethical, but not a crime, and 20 percent say it is not unethical.

Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, American voters say 59 - 35 percent. But Congress should do more to investigate "Michael Cohen's claims about President Trump's unethical and illegal behavior," voters say 58 - 35 percent.

American voters believe Cohen more than Trump 50 - 35 percent. Cohen told the truth, 44 percent of voters say, while 36 percent say he did not tell the truth.

Voters approve 41 - 36 percent of the way Democrats in Congress handled Cohen's testimony before the U.S. House Oversight Committee. Voters disapprove 51 - 25 percent of the way Republicans handled the Cohen hearing.

"Cloudy and 38. The future of Donald Trump's presidency and the percentage of people who support him mirror the March weather in D.C.," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"The answers to two survey questions deliver a double-barreled gut punch to the honesty question."

"When two-thirds of voters think you have committed a crime in your past life, and almost half of voters say it's a tossup over whether you committed a crime while in the Oval Office, confidence in your overall integrity is very shaky," Malloy added.

"Add to that, Michael Cohen, a known liar headed to the big house, has more credibility than the leader of the free world."

American voters give Trump a negative 38 - 55 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 38 - 57 percent in a January 29 Quinnipiac University National Poll.

Voters say 65 - 30 percent that Trump is not honest, his worst grade ever on that character trait. He gets negative grades on other traits:
  • 39 - 58 percent that he has good leadership skills;
  • 39 - 58 percent that he cares about average Americans;
  • 22 - 71 percent that he is a good role model for children.
Trump gets mixed or negative grades for handling key issues:
  • 49 percent approve his handling of the economy and 45 percent disapprove;
  • Negative 38 - 56 percent for handling foreign policy;
  • Negative 40 - 58 percent for handling immigration issues.
North Korea

American voters are divided on Trump's handling of U.S. policy toward North Korea as 44 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove. But voters say 52 - 42 percent they do not have confidence in Trump to handle the situation with North Korea.

Trump's decision to try to create a close relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a good idea, voters say 54 - 34 percent.

Voters are divided 42 - 42 percent on whether the president's meetings with Kim Jong- Un have been a success or a failure.

From March 1 - 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,120 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              38%    82%     6%    34%    48%    30%    38%    52%
Disapprove           55     12     93     57     45     65     58     41
DK/NA                 6      6      1      8      7      5      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              22%    39%    44%    41%    55%    36%    45%    12%    20%
Disapprove           68     55     52     56     40     58     50     84     70
DK/NA                 9      6      5      3      5      6      5      4     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         38      55       6
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
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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     28%    67%     4%    22%    36%    21%    27%    43%
Approve smwht         9     14      2     12     11      8     11      9
Disapprove smwht      9      6      8     12      9      8      6      8
Disapprove strongly  46      6     84     45     35     55     51     33
DK/NA                 8      7      2     10      8      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     12%    26%    35%    35%    43%    27%    35%     7%    13%
Approve smwht        11     12      8      6     11      9     10      5      5
Disapprove smwht     17      8      5      6      7      7      7     10     17
Disapprove strongly  51     46     46     47     34     50     42     71     51
DK/NA                10      7      5      6      5      7      6      7     13
 
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
 
Mar 05, 2019         28       9       9      46       8
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
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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              27%    59%     5%    24%    29%    24%    25%    38%
Disapprove           66     34     91     66     64     67     71     54
DK/NA                 8      7      4      9      7      8      5      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    26%    27%    25%    33%    29%    31%    11%    22%
Disapprove           67     67     68     65     61     63     62     81     75
DK/NA                 7      8      5     10      5      8      7      8      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         27      66       8
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
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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%     8%    74%    33%    28%    46%    43%    28%
Disapprove           56     88     22     59     66     47     52     67
DK/NA                 6      4      4      8      6      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    39%    41%    35%    26%    44%    35%    49%    44%
Disapprove           56     54     57     55     69     50     59     39     53
DK/NA                 5      7      3     10      5      6      5     12      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         38      56       6
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
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4. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  30%    66%     3%    26%    39%    22%    31%    45%
No                   65     26     95     69     57     71     66     49
DK/NA                 5      8      1      5      4      7      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  19%    29%    34%    32%    46%    30%    38%     7%    11%
No                   80     68     62     59     50     64     58     87     84
DK/NA                 1      4      5      9      4      6      5      6      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         30      65       5 
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
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5. Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  39%    78%     7%    38%    49%    31%    38%    54%
No                   58     20     92     59     48     66     60     44
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      3      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  31%    41%    43%    38%    54%    38%    46%    11%    24%
No                   67     57     57     57     44     59     52     85     73
DK/NA                 2      2      -      5      2      3      2      3      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         39      58       3
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
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6. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  39%    83%     7%    36%    48%    32%    39%    55%
No                   58     17     92     59     50     65     60     42
DK/NA                 3      1      1      5      2      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  26%    35%    47%    41%    56%    39%    47%    13%    21%
No                   72     62     52     56     43     58     51     84     74
DK/NA                 1      3      1      3      1      3      2      3      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         39      58       3 
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 
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7. 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%    89%    14%    48%    58%    41%    49%    60%
Disapprove           45      9     80     43     36     52     47     33
DK/NA                 7      2      6      8      6      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    49%    51%    50%    63%    47%    55%    18%    38%
Disapprove           53     45     44     43     31     47     40     71     59
DK/NA                 8      6      4      7      6      6      6     11      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         49      45       7
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
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8. 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              38%    79%     6%    34%    48%    29%    39%    51%
Disapprove           56     16     91     59     47     65     57     42
DK/NA                 6      5      3      8      5      6      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    38%    42%    41%    53%    36%    45%    12%    24%
Disapprove           72     55     54     52     42     57     50     83     71
DK/NA                 3      7      4      7      4      7      5      5      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         38      56       6
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 
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9. 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              40%    83%     7%    37%    49%    32%    39%    56%
Disapprove           58     17     93     61     49     66     60     42
DK/NA                 2      1      -      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    38%    47%    43%    55%    40%    47%    14%    20%
Disapprove           76     60     52     54     44     58     51     85     80
DK/NA                 -      2      -      3      1      2      1      1      -
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         40      58       2
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
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10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward North Korea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              44%    78%    14%    43%    57%    32%    44%    56%
Disapprove           45     12     77     44     34     55     47     32
DK/NA                11     10      8     12      9     13      8     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              34%    43%    47%    45%    63%    38%    50%    18%    28%
Disapprove           52     44     48     44     29     50     40     74     54
DK/NA                13     13      5     11      9     12     10      8     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward North Korea?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         44      45      11 
Jul 03, 2018         51      40       8
Jun 06, 2018         52      35      12 
Apr 25, 2018         52      42       6 
May 10, 2017         44      48       7 
Apr 19, 2017         45      42      13
 
 
11. Do you think that President Trump is a good role model for children, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Good role model  22%    54%     3%    17%    27%    18%    22%    34%
No                   71     37     97     75     66     76     75     59
DK/NA                 6      9      -      8      7      6      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Good role model  11%    21%    29%    25%    32%    24%    28%     7%    11%
No                   88     69     69     68     62     71     67     89     84
DK/NA                 1     10      2      8      6      5      6      5      5
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump is a good role model for children, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         22      71       6
Jun 06, 2018         27      69       4
Mar 21, 2018         29      67       4
Jan 25, 2018         29      67       4
 
 
12. Do you believe that Donald Trump is more honest than most of the previous presidents, less honest than most previous presidents, or that Donald Trump is just about as honest as most previous presidents?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More honest          20%    43%     1%    18%    26%    14%    17%    30%
Less honest          50     14     85     50     41     59     56     35
Just about as honest 28     43     13     30     32     25     26     35
DK/NA                 2      -      2      3      1      3      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More honest          16%    22%    19%    18%    30%    17%    23%     6%    13%
Less honest          53     48     52     54     37     54     46     75     59
Just about as honest 30     28     29     27     32     28     30     19     25
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      1      1      -      3
 
TREND: Do you believe that Donald Trump is more honest than most of the previous presidents, less honest than most previous presidents, or that Donald Trump is just about as honest as most previous presidents?
                     More    Less    JustAs
                     Honest  Honest  Honest  DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         20      50      28       2 
Nov 20, 2018         22      50      26       2 
Jun 06, 2018         26      44      27       2
Mar 21, 2018         27      44      26       2 
Aug 23, 2017         24      50      24       1
Aug 17, 2017         22      49      27       2 
Mar 22, 2017         25      48      24       3
 
 
13. 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%     6%    66%    30%    23%    45%    33%    26%
No                   59     92     27     60     71     48     62     70
DK/NA                 7      2      6     10      6      7      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Begin process    42%    38%    36%    29%    20%    38%    29%    61%    45%
No                   52     57     60     63     76     57     66     29     41
DK/NA                 6      6      3      8      4      5      5     10     13
 
TREND: 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?
                     Yes/
                     Begin   No      DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         35      59       7
Dec 19, 2018         35      60       5
 
 
14. Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           64%    29%    91%    66%    57%    69%    66%    53%
No                   29     58      6     28     36     24     29     39
DK/NA                 7     13      2      6      7      8      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should           67%    63%    64%    66%    52%    66%    60%    78%    78%
No                   27     27     30     28     41     27     34     14     15
DK/NA                 6      9      5      6      7      7      7      7      8
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         64      29       7
Nov 20, 2018         59      32       9 
Feb 21, 2018         67      24       9
May 11, 2017         69      26       5 
Apr 04, 2017         68      26       6
Mar 22, 2017         66      30       5
Mar 08, 2017         67      29       5
Feb 23, 2017         68      27       5
 
 
15. If President Trump refuses to release his tax returns, do you think that Congress should investigate the situation, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           57%    20%    90%    58%    48%    64%    54%    45%
No                   38     75      8     36     47     30     43     50
DK/NA                 5      5      2      6      5      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should           74%    57%    52%    53%    42%    57%    50%    87%    70%
No                   24     35     45     41     55     38     46     10     25
DK/NA                 2      7      3      5      4      5      4      3      6
 
TREND: If President Trump refuses to release his tax returns, do you think that Congress should investigate the situation, or not?
                     Yes/
                     Should  No      DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         57      38       5
Nov 20, 2018         51      44       5
 
 
18. Do you have confidence in President Trump to handle the situation with North Korea or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Confidence       42%    82%     7%    41%    53%    33%    43%    55%
No                   52     13     88     52     42     61     54     39
DK/NA                 6      5      4      7      5      7      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Confidence       32%    40%    46%    43%    58%    39%    49%    14%    28%
No                   59     55     51     49     38     55     46     80     63
DK/NA                 9      5      3      7      4      6      5      6      9
 
TREND: Do you have confidence in President Trump to handle the situation with North Korea or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 05, 2019         42      52       6
Jun 20, 2018         49      47       3 
Jun 06, 2018         49      47       4 
Apr 25, 2018         45      51       4
Mar 21, 2018         46      51       2
Jan 11, 2018         36      61       3 
Dec 12, 2017         39      59       2
Nov 14, 2017         40      57       3
Oct 12, 2017         40      57       2
Sep 28, 2017         41      56       2
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19. Do you think that President Trump's decision to try to create a close relationship with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            54%    80%    27%    57%    65%    45%    55%    64%
Bad idea             34      9     61     31     28     40     35     27
DK/NA                11     11     11     12      8     15     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            50%    53%    57%    54%    69%    51%    59%    33%    45%
Bad idea             35     39     35     35     24     37     31     55     44
DK/NA                15      7      8     11      8     12     10     12     11
 
 
20. Do you think that President Trump's meetings with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, during his presidency have so far been a success or a failure?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Success              42%    72%    15%    40%    51%    33%    43%    53%
Failure              42     11     72     42     35     49     44     30
DK/NA                16     17     13     18     14     18     13     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Success              36%    40%    44%    42%    58%    39%    48%    20%    26%
Failure              41     42     45     46     30     44     37     71     49
DK/NA                22     18     11     12     13     17     15      9     25
 
 
21. 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             54%    33%    75%    56%    52%    56%    61%    46%
No                   27     44     13     24     31     24     24     34
DK/NA                19     23     12     20     17     20     15     20
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             53%    56%    55%    59%    51%    55%    53%    70%    51%
No                   21     24     33     27     33     25     29     21     19
DK/NA                26     20     12     14     16     20     18      8     30
 
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
 
Mar 05, 2019         54      27      19
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
See additional trend information at top of page


29. As you may know, President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, publicly testified before the U.S. House Oversight Committee. Do you think Cohen told the truth during his testimony before the U.S. House Oversight Committee, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Told truth       44%    11%    70%    47%    39%    48%    49%    32%
No                   36     65     15     34     43     30     34     43
DK/NA                20     24     15     19     18     22     17     25
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Told truth       41%    43%    44%    51%    37%    45%    41%    63%    47%
No                   31     35     41     38     45     32     38     25     31
DK/NA                28     22     15     11     19     23     21     12     23
 
 
30. In general, who do you believe more: President Trump or Michael Cohen?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                35%    79%     4%    31%    45%    27%    35%    50%
Cohen                50     11     86     51     40     59     53     37
DK/NA                14     10     10     18     15     14     13     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                26%    30%    41%    38%    51%    34%    42%    12%    19%
Cohen                52     52     51     53     37     52     45     83     56
DK/NA                22     18      8      9     12     14     13      6     25
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress handled Michael Cohen's testimony before the U.S. House Oversight Committee?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%     8%    72%    42%    37%    45%    46%    30%
Disapprove           36     63     13     36     46     28     34     44
DK/NA                22     28     15     22     17     26     19     26
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    43%    42%    46%    33%    43%    38%    61%    50%
Disapprove           32     30     42     38     49     30     39     28     30
DK/NA                30     26     16     16     18     27     23     10     20
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress handled Michael Cohen's testimony before the U.S. House Oversight Committee?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              25%    47%     9%    24%    29%    21%    26%    28%
Disapprove           51     23     73     53     52     51     53     43
DK/NA                24     31     18     23     19     28     20     29
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              20%    23%    28%    26%    31%    24%    27%    13%    28%
Disapprove           52     46     54     54     50     46     48     74     52
DK/NA                28     30     18     20     19     30     25     13     21
 
 
33. Do you think that Congress should do more to investigate Michael Cohen's claims about President Trump's unethical and illegal behavior, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should do more   58%    27%    87%    60%    52%    64%    59%    46%
No                   35     65     10     32     42     28     37     44
DK/NA                 7      8      3      7      6      7      4     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should do more   75%    59%    53%    56%    45%    59%    52%    81%    77%
No                   18     34     42     39     48     34     41     16     17
DK/NA                 8      8      5      4      6      7      7      3      6
 
 
34. Which comes closer to your point of view: Congress can investigate President Trump and work on other national issues at the same time, or the investigation into President Trump is distracting Congress from other national issues?
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                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Work at same time    46%    14%    74%    49%    39%    52%    47%    35%
Distracting          49     82     22     47     56     44     50     59
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      5      4      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Work at same time    53%    49%    44%    45%    34%    48%    41%    67%    52%
Distracting          43     48     54     50     61     49     55     28     42
DK/NA                 4      4      2      5      5      3      4      4      6
 
 
35. Do you think that President Trump committed any crimes before he was president, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Committed crime  64%    33%    89%    65%    57%    69%    62%    57%
No                   24     48      5     23     30     19     26     29
DK/NA                13     19      5     12     13     12     12     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Committed crime  78%    64%    59%    62%    54%    65%    60%    80%    77%
No                   13     27     29     22     33     22     27     11     16
DK/NA                 9      9     12     16     13     13     13      9      7
 
 
36. Do you think that President Trump has committed any crimes while he has been president, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Committed crime  45%    12%    75%    46%    39%    51%    46%    36%
No                   43     79     15     38     51     36     43     53
DK/NA                12     10     10     16     10     14     11     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Committed crime  55%    44%    45%    44%    36%    47%    41%    65%    44%
No                   36     44     46     44     55     41     48     24     37
DK/NA                 9     13      9     13      9     12     11     11     19
 
 
37. Do you think that a presidential candidate paying money to hide a negative story about themselves during a presidential campaign and not disclosing that expense is unethical, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Unethical        73%    51%    94%    72%    66%    78%    75%    64%
No                   20     38      4     21     27     15     20     26
DK/NA                 7     11      2      6      7      7      4     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Unethical        80%    77%    70%    70%    64%    75%    70%    89%    77%
No                   16     17     25     21     29     18     23      5     15
DK/NA                 4      5      4      9      7      7      7      6      8
 
 
37a. Do you think that a presidential candidate paying money to hide a negative story about themselves during a presidential campaign and not disclosing that expense is unethical, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If unethical q37) Do you think it is a crime, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unethical/A crime    40%    17%    65%    38%    32%    47%    36%    36%
Unethical/Not crime  21     25     16     22     24     19     25     19
Not unethical        20     38      4     21     27     15     20     26
DK/NA                18     20     15     18     18     19     18     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Unethical/A crime    48%    38%    39%    41%    28%    44%    36%    57%    43%
Unethical/Not crime  25     28     19     17     26     19     22     22     23
Not unethical        16     17     25     21     29     18     23      5     15
DK/NA                11     16     17     21     18     19     18     16     20