May 2, 2019 - U.S. Voters Still Say 2-1 Trump Committed Crime, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Voters Oppose Impeachment 2-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters say 57 - 28 percent that Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

This compares to results of a March 5 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University National Poll, before release of the Mueller Report, in which voters said 64 - 24 percent that President Trump committed crimes before he was elected.

In today's survey, 46 percent of voters say Trump committed crimes since he became president and 46 percent say he did not commit crimes.

But American voters say 66 - 29 percent that Congress should not begin impeachment of President Trump. Democrats support impeachment 56 - 38 percent. Opposition to impeachment is 95 - 4 percent among Republicans and 70 - 27 percent among independent voters.

Investigating Trump distracts Congress from other national issues, 53 percent of voters say, while 43 percent say Congress can investigate Trump and work on other national issues at the same time.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller conducted a fair investigation, voters say 72 - 18 percent, including 65 - 25 percent among Republicans.

Voters say 51 - 38 percent that the Mueller Report did not clear President Trump of any wrongdoing.

American voters also say 54 - 42 percent that Trump "attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election."

"No. The Mueller Report did not clear President Trump, American voters say," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Yes. The President tried to thwart the investigation.

"But should impeachment proceed?

"The resounding 'no' from voters says Americans want to move on."

American voters give President Trump a negative 41 - 55 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 38 - 55 percent rating March 5, before the release of the Mueller Report. Today, there is a wide gender gap as women disapprove 62 - 34 percent while men are divided, with 48 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving.

Trump and the Media

The news media is an important part of democracy, 66 percent of American voters say, while 23 percent say the media is the "enemy of the people." Republicans say 49 - 36 percent that the news media is the enemy of the people. Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group says the media is an important part of democracy.

By 52 - 35 percent, voters trust the media more than Trump to tell the truth about important issues. Republicans trust Trump more than the media 82 - 9 percent. Trusting the media more are Democrats 92 - 2 percent and independent voters 54 - 29 percent.

U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is too influenced by politics, voters say 59 - 35 percent. Republicans are divided as 44 percent say the Supreme Court is too influenced by politics and 49 percent say it is not. Every other listed group says the Supreme Court is too influenced by politics.

Voters say 81 - 15 percent that the process of confirming Supreme Court justices is too political. Every listed group agrees by wide margins.

Employers should not be allowed to fire someone based on their sexual orientation or sexual identity, American voters say 92 - 6 percent.

Adding a question to the 2020 U.S. Census asking census participants if they are U.S. citizens is a good idea, American voters say 48 - 33 percent.

From April 26 - 29, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,044 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 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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12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    88%     3%    37%    48%    34%    44%    53%
Disapprove           55      9     96     55     46     62     53     42
DK/NA                 5      2      1      8      6      3      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              35%    39%    45%    42%    54%    43%    48%     8%    33%
Disapprove           57     57     53     54     39     55     48     87     63
DK/NA                 7      4      3      3      6      3      4      6      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 02, 2019         41      55       5
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
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12a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q12) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     30%    75%     1%    20%    35%    26%    33%    41%
Approve smwht        10     12      2     16     13      8     10     11
Disapprove smwht      8      5      7     11      9      7      7      7
Disapprove strongly  46      4     89     44     37     55     46     34
DK/NA                 6      3      1      9      7      4      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     15%    30%    36%    34%    41%    33%    36%     3%    23%
Approve smwht        20      9      8      7     13      9     11      5     10
Disapprove smwht     13      7      6      5      7      7      7     13      9
Disapprove strongly  42     49     47     49     32     48     40     72     54
DK/NA                 9      4      3      5      7      4      5      7      4
 
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
 
May 02, 2019         30      10       8      46       6
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
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13. Who do you trust more to tell you the truth about important issues: President Trump or the news media?
                                                              WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                35%    82%     2%    29%    40%    31%    38%    49%
News media           52      9     92     54     46     57     50     41
DK/NA                13     10      6     16     14     12     12     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                25%    37%    39%    38%    46%    41%    43%     9%    22%
News media           58     52     49     52     39     51     45     74     59
DK/NA                17     11     12     10     15      8     12     17     20
 
TREND: Who do you trust more to tell you the truth about important issues: President Trump or the news media?
                             News
                     Trump   Media   DK/NA
 
May 02, 2019         35      52      13
Nov 21, 2018         34      54      12
Sep 12, 2018         30      54      16 
Jul 25, 2018         34      54      12
Jun 20, 2018         36      53      11
Apr 26, 2018         37      53      10 
Nov 14, 2017         34      54      12
Oct 12, 2017         37      52      11 
Aug 23, 2017         36      54      10
Aug 16, 2017         37      55       9 
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14. Which comes closer to your point of view: the news media is the enemy of the people, or the news media is an important part of democracy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Enemy of the people  23%    49%     4%    19%    26%    21%    20%    32%
Part of democracy    66     36     92     70     62     70     70     56
NEITHER(VOL)          6      7      2      6      7      4      6      5
DK/NA                 5      9      2      5      5      6      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enemy of the people  20%    28%    22%    22%    28%    24%    26%    15%    18%
Part of democracy    66     60     68     71     59     67     63     76     69
NEITHER(VOL)          6      7      6      3      7      4      5      5      8
DK/NA                 8      4      4      5      6      5      6      5      5
 
TREND: Which comes closer to your point of view: the news media is the enemy of the people, or the news media is an important part of democracy?
                             Impt
                     Enemy   Part    NEITHER  DK/NA
 
May 02, 2019         23      66       6        5
Nov 21, 2018         21      69       3        6 
Sep 12, 2018         21      69       5        6 
Aug 14, 2018         26      65       4        6 
Jul 25, 2018         21      71       3        4 
Jun 20, 2018         23      65       6        6
Apr 26, 2018         22      66       4        8
 
 
15. 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?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Work at same time    43%     9%    75%    41%    37%    48%    41%    32%
Distracting          53     88     22     55     58     49     57     63
DK/NA                 4      3      2      4      5      3      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Work at same time    44%    47%    41%    42%    32%    40%    36%    66%    55%
Distracting          51     48     57     54     63     57     60     27     41
DK/NA                 5      4      2      4      5      2      4      7      4
 
TREND: 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?
                     WrkSame Distr-
                     Time    acting  DK/NA
 
May 02, 2019         43      53       4
Mar 05, 2019         46      49       4
 
 
16. Do you think that President Trump believes he is above the law, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Above law        56%    15%    95%    56%    47%    63%    53%    47%
No                   41     81      4     41     50     33     43     51
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4      3      4      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Above law        60%    58%    53%    55%    43%    56%    50%    82%    60%
No                   37     40     44     41     53     41     47     16     35
DK/NA                 4      2      2      4      3      3      3      2      5
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump believes he is above the law, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 02, 2019         56      41       3
Dec 12, 2017         61      36       3
Aug 17, 2017         59      40       2
Aug 02, 2017         60      36       4
 
 
24. Do you think that Supreme Court Justices are too influenced by politics, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Too influenced   59%    44%    74%    57%    57%    61%    53%    57%
No                   35     49     21     37     38     32     41     37
DK/NA                 6      6      5      6      6      7      7      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Too influenced   70%    60%    57%    51%    51%    58%    55%    74%    66%
No                   25     34     39     40     42     36     39     19     34
DK/NA                 5      6      4      9      7      6      7      7      -
 
 
25. Do you think that the process of confirming Supreme Court Justices is too political, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Too political    81%    74%    85%    85%    82%    79%    83%    77%
No                   15     19     13     13     15     15     12     19
DK/NA                 4      7      2      2      2      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Too political    74%    85%    81%    82%    82%    79%    80%    84%    80%
No                   20     12     17     13     15     16     15     13     19
DK/NA                 5      3      2      5      3      6      4      3      2
 
 
26. Do you think employers should be allowed to fire someone based on their sexual orientation or sexual identity, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Allowed           6%    12%     1%     5%     8%     4%     5%     8%
No                   92     83     98     94     89     95     93     89
DK/NA                 2      4      -      1      3      1      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Allowed           7%     7%     6%     5%     8%     5%     7%     4%     3%
No                   92     90     93     93     88     94     91     92     96
DK/NA                 1      3      1      2      3      1      2      4      1
 
 
27. As you may know, the U.S. Census attempts to count all people living in the United States, whether they are citizens or not and whether they are in the U.S. legally or not. Right now, the federal government is planning to add a question to the 2020 Census asking whether or not the person participating in the census is a citizen of the United States. Do you think adding a citizenship question to the census is a good idea or a bad idea, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            48%    82%    20%    47%    56%    41%    48%    60%
Bad idea             33      7     58     33     29     37     36     23
Haven't hrd enough   17      9     20     19     14     20     14     16
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            40%    47%    53%    51%    64%    45%    54%    27%    34%
Bad idea             29     35     34     34     25     34     30     47     42
Haven't hrd enough   30     15     12     12     10     19     15     22     24
DK/NA                 -      3      -      2      1      2      2      4      -
 
 
28. 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    29%     4%    56%    27%    25%    33%    22%    25%
No                   66     95     38     70     72     61     74     71
DK/NA                 4      1      6      3      3      6      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Begin process    38%    34%    23%    27%    21%    25%    23%    57%    42%
No                   59     61     75     67     75     70     72     38     57
DK/NA                 3      5      3      7      3      5      4      5      2
 
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
 
May 02, 2019         29      66       4
Mar 05, 2019         35      59       7
Dec 19, 2018         35      60       5
 
 
29. Do you think that Congress should investigate to determine whether or not to bring impeachment charges against President Trump, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Investigate      47%     8%    84%    45%    41%    52%    45%    32%
No                   51     90     15     53     57     46     53     65
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Investigate      51%    52%    42%    45%    35%    42%    39%    77%    57%
No                   47     47     57     51     62     56     59     22     42
DK/NA                 2      1      1      5      2      3      3      1      1
 
 
30. 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 crimes 57%    17%    91%    60%    50%    63%    56%    44%
No                   28     60      5     22     34     23     27     37
DK/NA                15     23      4     18     16     14     17     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Committed crimes 62%    63%    55%    52%    45%    55%    50%    86%    67%
No                   30     26     28     27     36     29     32     12     23
DK/NA                 9     11     17     21     20     16     18      2     10
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump committed any crimes before he was president, or don't you think so?
                     Yes/Com-
                     mitted  No      DK/NA
 
May 02, 2019         57      28      15
Mar 05, 2019         64      24      13         
 
 
31. 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 crimes 46%     7%    82%    47%    39%    53%    43%    35%
No                   46     88     10     45     54     39     47     60
DK/NA                 8      4      9      8      7      8     10      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Committed crimes 48%    50%    45%    45%    32%    45%    39%    75%    61%
No                   43     44     50     47     60     48     53     21     29
DK/NA                 9      6      6      8      8      7      8      5     10
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump has committed any crimes while he has been president, or don't you think so?
                     Yes/Com-
                     mitted  No      DK/NA
 
May 02, 2019         46      46       8
Mar 05, 2019         45      43      12       
 
 
32. 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             72%    65%    77%    78%    73%    71%    80%    71%
No                   18     25     14     14     20     16     15     16
DK/NA                10     10      9      8      7     12      6     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             68%    71%    76%    71%    75%    76%    75%    62%    65%
No                   18     21     18     16     18     13     15     28     21
DK/NA                15      9      6     13      7     11      9     10     14
 
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
 
May 02, 2019         72      18      10 
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
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33. Do you think that the Mueller report cleared President Trump of any wrongdoing, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Cleared          38%    76%    11%    34%    46%    32%    39%    46%
No                   51     16     83     52     46     56     51     42
DK/NA                11      8      6     13      8     13     10     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Cleared          36%    36%    40%    40%    49%    36%    42%    21%    36%
No                   46     54     53     52     41     52     47     71     52
DK/NA                18     10      7      8      9     12     11      7     11
 
 
34. Do you believe that President Trump has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Attempted        54%    11%    93%    56%    46%    61%    52%    39%
No                   42     85      5     40     51     33     44     54
DK/NA                 4      4      2      4      3      5      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Attempted        58%    56%    51%    53%    40%    51%    46%    87%    66%
No                   38     40     44     43     56     42     49     11     33
DK/NA                 4      4      5      4      4      7      5      2      1
 
TREND: Do you believe that President Trump has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 02, 2019         54      42       4
Feb 06, 2018         53      41       6 
Jan 11, 2018         56      39       6
Dec 12, 2017         57      38       5
Nov 15, 2017         53      43       4 
Aug 24, 2017         56      38       6
Aug 16, 2017         57      38       6
Aug 02, 2017         58      37       4 
Jun 29, 2017         55      41       4