March 26, 2019 - 84% Of U.S. Voters Want To See Mueller Report, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Dems Divided On Support For Israelis Or Palestinians Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report should be made public, American voters say 84 - 9 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Republicans say 75 - 17 percent the report should be made public and every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group supports making the report public by even wider margins.

Mueller conducted a "fair" investigation, 55 percent of voters say, as 26 percent say it was not fair, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds. The survey was conducted March 21 through March 25.

But voters are divided on another question, as 49 percent say the investigation was "legitimate" and 43 percent say it was a "witch hunt."

There is a wide gender gap as men say 50 - 43 percent the investigation was a "witch hunt," and women say 55 - 37 percent it was "legitimate."

Democrats are divided on the Mideast situation as 27 percent say their sympathies lie more with the Israelis and 26 percent say their sympathies lie more with the Palestinians, with 46 percent undecided.

Overall, American voters sympathize with the Israelis over the Palestinians 47 - 16 percent, with 37 percent undecided. This compares with 54 - 15 percent sympathy for the Israelis over the Palestinians, with 30 percent undecided, in a January 13, 2017 poll.

The U.S. is too supportive of Israel, 24 percent of voters say, as 14 percent say the U.S. is not supportive enough and 47 percent say U.S. support for Israel is "about right."

"We want to know more, say voters who have read the bullet points and believe the Mueller investigation was fair, but would like to read it in full," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"But was it a witch hunt? That remains the stuff of dinner table discussion. A stunningly sharp divide, as men say the investigation was a witch hunt and women say it was legit.

"President Donald Trump embraces embattled Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, while overall sympathy for the Israelis slips a bit among voters," Malloy added.

American voters give President Donald Trump a negative 39 - 55 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 38 - 55 percent approval rating March 5.

President Trump is mentally stable, 48 percent of voters say, as 44 percent say he is not stable. Voters say 72 - 21 percent that Trump is not a good role model for children.

And voters say 63 - 28 percent that Trump should stop tweeting from his personal account. Republicans say 49 - 39 percent that Trump should keep tweeting, the only listed group that supports this practice.

"Stop tweeting! American voters say 2-1. But from the GOP, 'Good with us. Tweet on, Mr. President,'" Malloy said.

Health Care

American voters say 55 - 32 percent they would prefer to improve rather than replace the health care system in the U.S. No listed group prefers replacing the health care system.

But 43 percent say it's a "good idea" to remove the current health care system and replace it with a single payer system in which Medicare is expanded to cover all medical expenses, while 45 percent say "Medicare for all" is a "bad idea."

Support is 51 - 30 percent for keeping the current health care system while allowing all adults the option of buying into Medicare. Among Republicans, 43 percent support this Medicare buy-in option, with 39 percent opposed.

White Supremacists

White supremacist groups pose an immediate threat to the U.S., 42 percent of voters say, as 20 percent say these groups are a threat, but not an immediate one, and 29 percent say these groups are not a threat.

From March 21 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,358 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points, including the design effect.

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4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              39%    89%     3%    35%    46%    33%    43%    53%
Disapprove           55      9     97     56     47     63     52     41
DK/NA                 5      3      1      9      7      4      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              22%    38%    48%    42%    54%    43%    48%    10%    26%
Disapprove           71     58     47     53     40     53     47     85     73
DK/NA                 7      5      4      5      6      5      5      5      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         39      55       5
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
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4a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q4) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     28%    69%     1%    19%    30%    25%    29%    38%
Approve smwht        11     18      1     16     15      7     13     14
Disapprove smwht      8      5      7     12     10      7      8      9
Disapprove strongly  47      3     89     43     36     56     44     32
DK/NA                 6      4      1     10      8      5      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     10%    26%    35%    32%    37%    32%    34%     7%    16%
Approve smwht        11     12     13      9     16     11     13      3      8
Disapprove smwht     17      9      5      4      9      7      8     10     10
Disapprove strongly  53     49     41     49     31     45     38     76     63
DK/NA                 9      5      6      6      7      5      6      5      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
 
Mar 26, 2019         28      11       8      47       6
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
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23. 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  21%    50%     2%    14%    22%    20%    21%    30%
No                   72     37     97     78     70     74     72     61
DK/NA                 7     13      1      8      8      7      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Good role model  10%    19%    28%    22%    27%    25%    26%     4%    13%
No                   88     77     64     67     65     67     66     95     83
DK/NA                 3      3      9     10      7      9      8      1      4
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump is a good role model for children, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         21      72       7
Mar 05, 2019         22      71       6
Jun 06, 2018         27      69       4
Mar 21, 2018         29      67       4
Jan 25, 2018         29      67       4
 
 
24. Do you think that President Trump is mentally stable, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Stable           48%    91%    13%    46%    57%    39%    51%    62%
No                   44      5     81     42     33     54     42     32
DK/NA                 8      4      6     12      9      7      8      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Stable           39%    44%    55%    49%    65%    48%    57%    15%    35%
No                   51     48     40     44     27     46     37     72     56
DK/NA                10      8      6      7      7      6      7     13      9
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump is mentally stable, or not?
                     Yes/
                     Stable  No      DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         48      44       8
Sep 10, 2018         48      42      10
Jan 17, 2018         45      47       8
 
 
25. In general, would you prefer to improve the current health care system in the United States, or would you prefer to replace the current health care system in the United States with something new?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Improve system       55%    49%    60%    58%    51%    60%    56%    52%
Replace system       32     36     32     29     36     29     33     35
KEEP AS IS(VOL)       4      6      4      3      5      4      4      5
DK/NA                 8      9      4      9      7      8      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Improve system       53%    56%    58%    55%    49%    58%    54%    61%    56%
Replace system       40     36     30     25     39     30     34     29     30
KEEP AS IS(VOL)       2      1      5     10      5      4      4      5      3
DK/NA                 5      7      7     11      7      9      8      5     10
 
 
26. Do you think that removing the current health care system and replacing it with a single payer system, in which the federal government would expand Medicare to cover the medical expenses of every American citizen, is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            43%    14%    69%    42%    43%    43%    38%    35%
Bad idea             45     79     19     43     49     41     51     55
DK/NA                12      7     12     15      8     15     11     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            57%    47%    40%    35%    36%    36%    36%    75%    51%
Bad idea             35     40     50     50     57     49     53     12     35
DK/NA                 8     14     11     15      6     15     11     13     13
 
TREND: Do you think that removing the current health care system and replacing it with a single payer system, in which the federal government would expand Medicare to cover the medical expenses of every American citizen, is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Good    Bad     DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         43      45      12
Sep 28, 2017         46      41      13
Aug 03, 2017         51      38      11
 
 
27. Do you think that keeping the current health care system but allowing all adults the option of buying into Medicare is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            51%    43%    61%    49%    55%    47%    54%    51%
Bad idea             30     39     22     30     30     31     29     31
DK/NA                19     17     17     21     15     22     17     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            64%    53%    51%    41%    55%    50%    52%    46%    50%
Bad idea             23     29     29     36     30     30     30     34     27
DK/NA                13     18     20     23     14     21     18     20     23
 
 
28. As president, do you think Donald Trump should continue tweeting from his personal Twitter account, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           28%    49%    11%    26%    34%    23%    29%    33%
No                   63     39     84     64     56     69     61     60
DK/NA                 9     11      5     10     10      9     10      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should           25%    29%    33%    25%    38%    25%    31%    16%    24%
No                   71     64     58     63     54     67     60     70     71
DK/NA                 4      7      9     12      8      9      8     14      5
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should continue tweeting from his personal Twitter account, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         28      63       9
Aug 14, 2018         26      66       8 
Apr 10, 2018         27      67       6
Jan 11, 2018         26      69       5 
Dec 05, 2017         28      66       5
Nov 14, 2017         33      63       5 
Oct 11, 2017         27      70       3
Sep 27, 2017         26      69       4 
Aug 23, 2017         28      69       4
Aug 17, 2017         31      66       3
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29. Thinking about the relationship between the United States and Israel, do you think the U.S. is too supportive of Israel, not supportive enough of Israel, or is the U.S. support of Israel about right?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too supportive       24%     8%    38%    23%    25%    22%    27%    15%
Not enough           14     19     11     14     14     14     10     15
About right          47     67     30     49     50     44     52     56
DK/NA                16      6     21     15     11     20     12     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too supportive       29%    27%    19%    22%    22%    19%    20%    29%    24%
Not enough           19      9     13     12     12     13     12     10     28
About right          33     44     56     53     58     50     54     40     24
DK/NA                18     19     12     13      8     19     13     21     24
 
TREND: Thinking about the relationship between the United States and Israel, do you think the U.S. is too supportive of Israel, not supportive enough of Israel, or is the U.S. support of Israel about right?
                     Too     Not     About
                     Supp    Enough  Right   DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         24      14      47      16
Jan 13, 2017         16      31      46       7
 
 
30. From what you know about the situation in the Middle East, do your sympathies lie more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Israelis             47%    78%    27%    45%    55%    39%    51%    55%
Palestinians         16      3     26     17     17     15     17     11
DK/NA                37     19     46     38     29     45     33     34
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Israelis             31%    43%    53%    55%    61%    45%    53%    28%    36%
Palestinians         27     17     12     10     15     12     14     25     15
DK/NA                42     40     35     35     24     42     33     47     49
 
TREND: From what you know about the situation in the Middle East, do your sympathies lie more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?
                     Israe-  Palest-
                     lis     inians  DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         47      16      37 
Jan 13, 2017         54      15      30
Oct 06, 2011         51      15      34
Jun 09, 2011         55      12      33                            
Apr 22, 2010         57      13      31 
Dec 12, 2001         51      13      36  
 
 
31. 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 conducted a fair investigation into this matter, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Fair             55%    47%    65%    53%    55%    54%    64%    53%
No                   26     37     18     25     30     23     20     29
DK/NA                19     15     17     22     15     23     16     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             52%    54%    57%    58%    60%    57%    58%    52%    44%
No                   28     28     28     22     27     23     25     29     30
DK/NA                20     18     15     20     13     21     17     19     26
 

Modified 'is conducting' to 'conducted' on March 23


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 conducted a fair investigation into this matter, or not? (Note: Prior to March 26, 2019, "is conducting")
                     Yes/
                     Fair    No      DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         55      26      19
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
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32. Do you think that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the American public, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Released         84%    75%    93%    86%    86%    83%    84%    84%
No                    9     17      4      8      8     10     11      9
DK/NA                 6      8      4      6      6      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Released         87%    87%    86%    79%    85%    83%    84%    87%    88%
No                    6      9     10     12     10     10     10     10      6
DK/NA                 7      4      5      9      5      7      6      3      6
 

Removed 'when it is finished' on March 23


33. Do you think that the investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government was a legitimate investigation, or do you think it was a political witch hunt?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legitimate           49%    11%    84%    49%    43%    55%    51%    39%
Political witch hunt 43     83     11     42     50     37     45     54
DK/NA                 8      6      6      9      8      8      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legitimate           61%    51%    43%    48%    40%    48%    45%    68%    51%
Political witch hunt 27     42     50     46     54     46     50     18     40
DK/NA                12      6      7      6      5      6      6     14      9
 

Modified 'is' to 'was' on March 23


TREND: Do you think that the investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government was a legitimate investigation, or do you think it was a political witch hunt? (Note: Prior to March 26, 2019, "is")
                     Legit-  Witch
                     mate    Hunt    DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         49      43       8
Nov 20, 2018         50      44       6
Jul 24, 2018         54      40       7 
Jun 08, 2018         48      44       7 
Apr 26, 2018         52      44       4
Mar 07, 2018         53      42       5
Feb 06, 2018         50      42       7
Jan 18, 2018         52      43       5
 
 
34. Do you think that white supremacist groups pose a threat to the United States, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Threat           65%    41%    88%    66%    59%    71%    69%    55%
No                   29     51      9     29     37     22     27     38
DK/NA                 6      7      3      5      5      7      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Threat           69%    68%    64%    66%    55%    68%    62%    81%    72%
No                   25     29     31     26     41     26     33      9     24
DK/NA                 5      3      5      8      4      7      5     10      3
 
TREND: Do you think that white supremacist groups pose a threat to the United States, or not?
                     Yes/
                     Threat  No      DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         65      29       6
Nov 21, 2018         61      36       4
Aug 23, 2017         64      34       2
 
 
34a. (If yes/white supremacist groups pose threat q34) Do you think that white supremacist groups pose an immediate threat to the United States, or not?
                     WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS POSE THREAT Q34...................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Immediate        64%    41%    79%    54%    57%    70%    61%    57%
No                   30     52     17     38     40     22     34     35
DK/NA                 6      8      4      8      3      8      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Immediate        73%    62%    58%    64%    51%    66%    59%    78%    71%
No                   24     34     35     28     46     26     34     20     23
DK/NA                 4      4      7      9      3      9      6      2      6
 
TREND: (If yes/white supremacists pose threat) Do you think that white supremacist groups pose an immediate threat to the United States, or not?
                     WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS POSE THREAT
                     Yes/
                     Immed   No      DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         64      30       6
Nov 21, 2018         60      34       5
Aug 23, 2017         61      37       1
 
 
34b. Do you think that white supremacist groups pose a threat to the United States, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If yes/White supremacist threat q34) Do you think that white supremacist groups pose an immediate threat to the United States, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Immediate threat     42%    17%    70%    36%    33%    50%    42%    32%
Threat/Not immediate 20     21     15     25     24     16     23     19
Not a threat         29     51      9     29     37     22     27     38
DK/NA                10     10      6     10      6     13      7     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Immediate threat     50%    42%    37%    42%    28%    45%    37%    63%    51%
Threat/Not immediate 16     23     22     18     25     17     21     16     17
Not a threat         25     29     31     26     41     26     33      9     24
DK/NA                 8      6     10     14      6     12      9     12      8
 
TREND: Do you think that white supremacist groups pose a threat to the United States, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If yes/white supremacists pose threat) Do you think that white supremacist groups pose an immediate threat to the United States, or not?
                     Immed   Threat/ Not
                     Threat  NotImmd Threat  DK/NA
 
Mar 26, 2019         42      20      29      10
Nov 21, 2018         37      21      36       7
Aug 23, 2017         39      24      34       3