August 28, 2019 - All Top Dems Beat Trump As Voters' Economic Outlook Dims Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Dem Primary Stays Stable With Biden Holding The Lead Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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If the 2020 presidential election were held today, 54 percent of registered voters say that they would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, while only 38 percent would vote for President Trump. Matchups against other top Democrats show:
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders topping Trump 53 - 39 percent;
  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren ahead of Trump 52 - 40 percent;
  • California Sen. Kamala Harris beating Trump 51 - 40 percent;
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg leading with 49 percent to Trump's 40 percent.
Looking at all of the matchups, President Trump is stuck between 38 and 40 percent of the vote. These low numbers may partly be explained by a lack of support among white women, a key voting bloc that voted for Trump in the 2016 election. Today, white women go for the Democratic candidate by double digits in every scenario. Though it is a long 14 months until Election Day, Trump's vulnerability among this important voting group does not bode well for him.

"In hypothetical matchups between President Trump and the top five Democratic presidential candidates, one key number is 40," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow. "It's the ceiling of support for Trump, no matter the candidate. It hovers close to his job approval rating, which has stayed in a tight range since being elected."

Voters say 56 - 38 percent that they disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president, compared to the 54 - 40 percent disapproval he received a month ago.

The Economy

For the first time since President Trump was elected, more voters say that the national economy is getting worse than getting better, with 37 percent saying it is getting worse, 31 percent saying it is getting better, and 30 percent saying it is staying the same. This compares to a June 11, 2019 poll in which 23 percent of voters said that the national economy is getting worse, 39 percent said it is getting better, and 37 percent said it is staying the same.

When asked to rate the state of the nation's economy, 61 percent of voters say that it is excellent or good, while 37 percent say that it is not so good or poor. These numbers, while still clearly positive on the economy, are the lowest excellent/good economy numbers found by the Quinnipiac University Poll since April 2018. Voters also say that President Trump's policies are hurting the nation's economy at 41 percent, while 37 percent say that they are helping, and 20 percent say that his policies make no difference.

"As trade tensions with China dominate the headlines, confidence in the economy is slipping," adds Mary Snow. "The number of people who think the economy is getting worse rose by double digits since June. And roughly 4 in 10 voters blame the President's policies, saying they are hurting the economy, the highest level since Trump took office."

Trump's approval for his handling of the economy is split, with 46 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving. On his handling of other issues, the president is decidedly underwater:
  • 38 - 56 percent approval for his handling of foreign policy;
  • 38 - 59 percent approval for his handling of immigration issues;
  • 38 - 54 percent approval for his handling of trade;
  • 38 - 53 percent approval for his handling of gun policy;
  • 32 - 62 percent approval for his handling of race relations.
In addition, 62 percent of voters say that President Trump is doing more to divide the country as president, while 30 percent say that he is doing more to unite the country - an all-time low. These numbers may help explain why only 36 percent of voters report that they are very or somewhat satisfied with the way things are going in the nation today.

The Democratic Primary

The race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president has remained steady, with little to no movement since the last time the Quinnipiac University Poll asked the primary question nationwide in early August.

Biden leads the pack with 32 percent of Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, followed by Warren at 19 percent. Sanders has 15 percent, while Harris gets 7 percent, and Buttigieg gets 5 percent. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang receives 3 percent, and no other candidate tops 1 percent.

From August 21 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,422 self-identified registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, including the design effect. The survey includes 648 Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic with a margin of error of +/- 4.6 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. How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for president; a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                47%    56%    50%    42%    50%    45%    54%    49%
Some                 30     25     31     32     28     31     27     29
Only a little        16     14     15     17     16     16     14     16
None at all           6      5      4      7      5      7      5      6
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A lot                35%    42%    51%    61%    52%    51%    51%    41%    34%
Some                 40     30     28     24     27     29     28     32     31
Only a little        16     23     15      9     16     14     15     18     21
None at all           8      6      5      5      5      5      5      8     12
DK/NA                 2      -      1      1      -      1      1      -      3
 
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.......................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY                             WHITE......
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Yes    No
 
A lot                50%    69%    45%    47%    51%    50%    59%    38%    61%    56%
Some                 31     25     36     31     30     31     27     33     25     29
Only a little        14      3     16     16     12     15     11     20     12     10
None at all           4      3      2      6      6      3      4      8      2      5
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      1      -      -      1      -      -
 
                     PARTYID.....  AGE IN YRS..............    INCOME.............
                     Dem    DemLn  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <50k   50-100 100k+
 
A lot                50%    52%    39%    44%    52%    69%    43%    55%    53%
Some                 31     30     41     32     32     19     30     31     33
Only a little        15     12     13     20     11     10     20      8     12
None at all           4      5      7      3      5      3      6      6      2
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      -      1      -      -
 
TREND: How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for president; a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?
                                     OnlyA   None
                     A lot   Some    Little  AtAll   DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         47      30      16       6       1 
Jul 29, 2019         48      28      15       9       1
Jun 11, 2019         42      30      18      10       -
May 21, 2019         44      30      17       8       -
Apr 30, 2019         49      28      13       8       1
 
 
2. (If Democrat or Democratic leaner) If the Democratic primary for president were being held today, and the candidates were: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Messam, Tim Ryan, Michael Bennet, Steve Bullock, Bill de Blasio, Joe Sestak, and Tom Steyer, for whom would you vote?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.......................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY                             WHITE......
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Yes    No
 
Biden                32%    15%    29%    41%    32%    32%    30%    46%    29%    30%
Sanders              15     22     18     10     19     12     14     10      9     19
O'Rourke              1      -      2      1      2      1      2      -      2      1
Harris                7     12      7      5      6      7      7      7     11      3
Warren               19     34     23     13     18     20     23     10     25     20
Booker                1      3      -      1      1      2      1      3      1      2
Gillibrand            -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Klobuchar             1      -      1      1      -      1      1      -      2      -
Castro                -      1      1      -      -      1      1      -      1      1
Gabbard               1      3      -      1      2      1      1      1      1      2
Delaney               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Buttigieg             5      5      6      5      7      3      7      -      7      6
Yang                  3      1      4      3      2      3      2      -      2      3
Williamson            1      -      -      1      1      -      1      -      -      1
Messam                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Ryan                  -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Bennet                1      -      -      2      1      1      1      3      -      1
Bullock               1      -      -      1      -      1      1      -      1      1
de Blasio             1      -      -      1      1      1      1      -      -      1
Sestak                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Steyer                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      -      1      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      -      3      1      3      1      6      1      2
DK/NA                 9      5      9     10      7     11      7     15      7      6
 
                     PARTYID.....  AGE IN YRS..............    INCOME.............
                     Dem    DemLn  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <50k   50-100 100k+
 
Biden                33%    28%    10%    34%    37%    48%    34%    28%    33%
Sanders              13     21     31     13     12      4     20     16      9
O'Rourke              1      2      1      2      3      -      1      3      1
Harris                8      3      6      7     10      3      3      8     12
Warren               19     19     25     19     15     20     16     23     23
Booker                2      -      3      2      1      -      -      1      1
Gillibrand            -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Klobuchar             -      1      -      -      1      1      -      -      2
Castro                -      1      -      -      1      -      -      -      1
Gabbard               1      2      1      1      2      1      1      3      -
Delaney               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Buttigieg             4      8      6      6      3      6      4      3      6
Yang                  3      2      8      1      2      1      2      3      2
Williamson            -      2      -      1      -      -      1      -      -
Messam                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Ryan                  -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Bennet                1      1      -      1      2      -      2      -      -
Bullock               -      1      -      -      1      2      1      1      -
de Blasio             1      2      3      -      -      -      1      2      -
Sestak                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Steyer                -      1      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      -      -      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      -      4      3      2      4      -      1
DK/NA                10      5      6      7      8     11     10      7      7
 
                     ATTN TO PRES CAMPAIGN Q1
                                   Little/
                     A lot  Some   None
 
Biden                32%    33%    31%
Sanders              11     19     18
O'Rourke              1      2      1
Harris                7      9      -
Warren               25     17      6
Booker                2      1      -
Gillibrand            -      -      -
Klobuchar             1      1      -
Castro                -      1      2
Gabbard               2      1      1
Delaney               -      -      -
Buttigieg             6      4      2
Yang                  2      4      1
Williamson            1      -      -
Messam                -      -      -
Ryan                  -      -      -
Bennet                1      1      -
Bullock               1      -      2
de Blasio             -      -      4
Sestak                -      -      -
Steyer                -      -      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      5
DK/NA                 6      5     25
 
 
TREND: (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) If the Democratic primary for president were being held today, and the candidates were: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Messam, Tim Ryan, Michael Bennet, Steve Bullock, Bill de Blasio, Joe Sestak, and Tom Steyer, for whom would you vote?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS..................................
                     Aug 28  Aug 06  Jul 29  Jul 02  Jun 11  May 21  Apr 30  Mar 28
                     2019    2019    2019    2019    2019    2019    2019    2019
 
Biden                32      32      34      22      30      35      38      29
Sanders              15      14      11      13      19      16      11      19
O'Rourke              1       2       2       1       3       2       5      12
Harris                7       7      12      20       7       8       8       8
Warren               19      21      15      14      15      13      12       4
Booker                1       2       1       3       1       3       2       2
Gillibrand            -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -
Klobuchar             1       1       1       1       1       2       1       2
Castro                -       1       -       1       -       1       1       1
Gabbard               1       1       1       1       -       1       -       -
Delaney               -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -
Buttigieg             5       5       6       4       8       5      10       4
Yang                  3       1       2       1       1       1       1       -
Williamson            1       -       1       -       -       -       -       -
Messam                -       -       -       -       -       -       -      na
Ryan                  -       -       -       -       1       -       -      na
Bennet                1       -       -       -       -       -      na      na
Bullock               1       -       -       -       -       -      na      na
de Blasio             1       -       -       -       -       -      na      na
Sestak                -       -       -       -      na      na      na      na
Steyer                -       -       -      na      na      na      na      na
Gravel               na       -       -       -       -      na      na      na
Hickenlooper         na       -       -       -       -       -       -       1
Inslee               na       -       -       -       -       -       1       -
Moulton              na       -       -       -       -       -       -      na
Swalwell             na      na      na       -       -       -       -      na
SMONE ELSE            1       -       -       -       -       -       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE           2       1       1       3       1       -       2       1
DK/NA                 9      10      12      12      13      11       8      14
 
 
3. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                54%    10%    94%    56%    47%    61%    54%    44%
Trump                38     87      3     30     44     32     40     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      4      2      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      2      2      3      2      2      2
DK/NA                 4      3      -      7      4      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                61%    53%    51%    53%    42%    56%    49%    84%    63%
Trump                29     37     42     41     52     38     45      6     29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      2      1      -      2      -      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      1      1      2      2      2      5      3
DK/NA                 5      4      4      4      3      4      4      3      4
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                     SMONE   WLD'T
                     Biden   Trump   ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         54      38       1       2       4 
Jun 11, 2019         53      40       1       2       4
Sep 24, 2015         51      40       1       4       4
Aug 27, 2015         48      40       2       5       5
Jul 30, 2015         49      37       3       6       5
 
 
4. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              53%     8%    93%    55%    47%    60%    50%    45%
Trump                39     89      3     30     45     32     41     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      3      2      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      2      5      3      3      2      2
DK/NA                 4      2      2      6      3      4      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Sanders              64%    52%    50%    49%    39%    56%    48%    86%    62%
Trump                28     37     44     43     54     38     46      6     29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      2      1      1      2      -      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      2      3      2      2      2      3      7
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      3      3      3      4      2
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                     SMONE   WLD'T
                     Sanders Trump   ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         53      39       1       3       4
Jun 11, 2019         51      42       1       2       4
Jun 01, 2016         48      39       3       6       5
Mar 23, 2016         52      38       2       5       3
Feb 18, 2016         48      42       2       5       4
Feb 05, 2016         49      39       2       6       5
Dec 22, 2015         51      38       1       6       4
Dec 02, 2015         49      41       1       5       4
Nov 04, 2015         46      44       1       4       4
Sep 24, 2015         47      42       1       5       5
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5. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Elizabeth Warren the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Warren               52%     7%    93%    54%    44%    60%    50%    42%
Trump                40     90      4     33     46     35     42     53
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      3      2      -      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      2      3      4      1      2      2
DK/NA                 4      2      1      6      4      4      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Warren               60%    50%    51%    50%    37%    54%    46%    85%    65%
Trump                32     40     45     43     54     41     48      6     27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      1      -      2      1      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      3      3      1      2      5      2
DK/NA                 4      5      2      3      3      3      3      1      6
 
TREND: If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Elizabeth Warren the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                     SMONE   WLD'T
                     Warren  Trump   ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         52      40       1       3       4
Jun 11, 2019         49      42       1       3       5
 
 
6. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Kamala Harris the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Harris               51%     7%    90%    51%    43%    58%    50%    41%
Trump                40     89      4     33     46     34     41     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      4      2      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      3      3      5      2      2      3
DK/NA                 5      2      2      9      5      5      6      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Harris               58%    51%    50%    47%    36%    54%    45%    82%    60%
Trump                30     38     45     44     55     40     48      8     24
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      2      1      2      1      1      1      3      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      3      1      3      3      1      2      6      4
DK/NA                 7      6      2      4      3      4      4      -     13
 
TREND: If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Kamala Harris the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                     SMONE   WLD'T
                     Harris  Trump   ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         51      40       2       3       5 
Jun 11, 2019         49      41       1       2       6
 
 
7. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Pete Buttigieg the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Buttigieg            49%     6%    87%    52%    40%    56%    51%    40%
Trump                40     89      6     31     47     33     41     53
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      4      2      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      3      4      5      2      2      2
DK/NA                 7      3      3     10      6      8      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Buttigieg            54%    49%    46%    47%    36%    54%    45%    71%    54%
Trump                33     38     44     44     55     39     47     12     26
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      2      1      2      1      1      1      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      2      3      3      1      2      6      6
DK/NA                 9      8      6      4      5      5      5      8     12
 
TREND: If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Pete Buttigieg the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Butti-          SMONE   WLD'T
                     gieg    Trump   ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         49      40       2       3       7
Jun 11, 2019         47      42       1       3       7
 
 
8. 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%    85%     4%    32%    45%    33%    40%    50%
Disapprove           56     10     94     60     49     62     56     45
DK/NA                 6      5      2      8      6      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              30%    38%    43%    43%    52%    38%    45%     7%    31%
Disapprove           61     55     53     54     43     58     51     88     56
DK/NA                 9      7      4      3      5      4      4      4     13
 
                     Wht
                     Evang
 
Approve              69%
Disapprove           27
DK/NA                 4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         38      56       6
Jul 29, 2019         40      54       6
Jun 11, 2019         42      53       5
May 21, 2019         38      57       5
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
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8a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q8) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     27%    70%     3%    15%    30%    25%    29%    37%
Approve smwht        11     16      1     17     14      8     11     12
Disapprove smwht      5      3      5      6      6      5      4      5
Disapprove strongly  50      7     89     54     43     57     51     40
DK/NA                 6      5      2      8      6      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     15%    26%    34%    33%    36%    30%    33%     5%    17%
Approve smwht        15     12      8     10     16      8     12      2     14
Disapprove smwht      9      5      5      4      5      4      5      6      3
Disapprove strongly  52     50     48     51     38     53     46     82     53
DK/NA                 9      7      4      3      5      4      5      4     13
 
                     Wht
                     Evang
 
Approve strongly     56%
Approve smwht        13
Disapprove smwht      4
Disapprove strongly  23
DK/NA                 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
 
Aug 28, 2019         27      11       5      50       6
Jul 29, 2019         28      12       7      47       7
Jun 11, 2019         29      13       7      46       5 
May 21, 2019         28      10       8      48       5
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
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9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              46%    91%    10%    42%    52%    40%    47%    56%
Disapprove           49      7     85     51     43     55     49     40
DK/NA                 5      2      5      7      5      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    48%    51%    47%    58%    46%    52%    16%    41%
Disapprove           53     49     46     48     38     51     45     79     45
DK/NA                 9      4      4      4      4      3      4      5     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         46      49       5
May 21, 2019         48      45       7
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
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10. 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%    84%     4%    30%    44%    32%    40%    49%
Disapprove           56     13     90     63     51     61     56     46
DK/NA                 6      3      5      7      4      7      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    39%    43%    40%    51%    39%    45%    10%    23%
Disapprove           65     54     53     55     45     57     51     81     61
DK/NA                 8      7      3      5      4      5      4      8     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         38      56       6
May 21, 2019         37      58       6
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
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11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - immigration issues?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    83%     6%    29%    44%    32%    38%    47%
Disapprove           59     14     92     66     53     64     58     48
DK/NA                 4      4      2      4      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              24%    38%    44%    41%    51%    35%    43%    16%    27%
Disapprove           72     57     54     55     46     61     53     82     65
DK/NA                 4      5      2      4      4      4      4      2      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         38      59       4
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
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12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - trade?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    81%     6%    32%    45%    32%    40%    49%
Disapprove           54     15     88     58     49     59     55     44
DK/NA                 8      4      6     11      6      9      5      7
 
                    AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    39%    43%    41%    50%    38%    44%    11%    27%
Disapprove           60     52     53     53     45     54     50     84     56
DK/NA                13      9      4      5      4      8      6      6     17
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling trade?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         38      54       8
May 21, 2019         39      53       8
Jan 15, 2019         42      50       8 
Jul 03, 2018         38      55       7
Jun 08, 2018         40      51       9
Apr 10, 2018         40      52       8
Mar 06, 2018         34      54      13 
May 10, 2017         38      49      13
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - gun policy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    80%     8%    32%    46%    32%    38%    50%
Disapprove           53     13     87     57     46     60     53     42
DK/NA                 8      7      5     11      8      8      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              34%    38%    41%    38%    52%    36%    44%    11%    34%
Disapprove           56     50     53     54     39     56     48     80     58
DK/NA                10     12      5      8      9      8      8      9      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling gun policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         38      53       8
Nov 20, 2018         40      52       8
Nov 15, 2017         40      52       8
Oct 12, 2017         42      47      11
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - race relations?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              32%    74%     4%    22%    38%    26%    35%    41%
Disapprove           62     17     93     72     55     68     59     53
DK/NA                 6      9      3      6      7      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              19%    30%    38%    38%    44%    32%    38%     6%    21%
Disapprove           73     65     57     57     49     63     56     85     71
DK/NA                 9      5      6      5      7      5      6      8      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling race relations?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         32      62       6
Nov 20, 2018         35      59       6
Jul 03, 2018         36      58       6 
Jun 07, 2018         33      61       6
Oct 11, 2017         35      59       6
Sep 27, 2017         32      62       6
Aug 23, 2017         31      63       6 
 
 
15. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied       14%    37%     3%     6%    15%    13%    16%    18%
Smwht satisfied      22     38      5     26     30     16     22     26
Smwht dissatisfied   22     14     23     26     23     21     20     19
Very dissatisfied    39      8     68     39     31     47     38     35
DK/NA                 3      3      1      2      2      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        7%    15%    19%    15%    18%    16%    17%     5%     8%
Smwht satisfied      29     21     22     21     30     18     24      9     27
Smwht dissatisfied   26     26     18     17     21     19     20     22     25
Very dissatisfied    36     35     40     45     29     43     36     62     38
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      1      4      3      2      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         14      22      22      39       3 
Jan 15, 2019         10      27      23      39       1
Dec 18, 2018         13      28      22      35       2
Sep 10, 2018         15      26      20      37       2
Jun 06, 2018          8      29      26      36       1
Feb 20, 2018          8      21      22      47       1
Jan 18, 2018          9      31      22      37       1
Dec 20, 2017          7      26      24      43       1
Nov 22, 2017          7      25      29      38       1
Nov 14, 2017          5      23      29      42       1
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16. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            18%    43%     2%    12%    23%    13%    20%    23%
Good                 43     45     37     45     44     42     47     43
Not so good          27      9     43     28     23     31     25     24
Poor                 10      1     17     13      8     13      7      9
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             8%    20%    21%    20%    27%    17%    22%     1%    10%
Good                 47     44     42     43     47     43     45     33     43
Not so good          30     24     29     24     19     29     24     48     28
Poor                 11     11      7     12      5     10      8     17     13
DK/NA                 4      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      6
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         18      43      27      10       2
Jun 11, 2019         19      51      20       8       1
May 21, 2019         22      49      20       8       1 
Jan 15, 2019         15      49      26       9       2
Dec 18, 2018         14      51      25      10       1
Sep 10, 2018         21      49      20       8       3
Aug 14, 2018         15      52      23       9       2
Jun 06, 2018         13      49      26      11       2
Apr 11, 2018          9      51      27      12       1
Mar 07, 2018          9      52      24      13       2
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17. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               31%    68%     5%    23%    36%    26%    31%    37%
Worse                37      5     64     42     31     42     41     31
The same             30     25     30     34     30     30     27     30
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               24%    33%    35%    29%    40%    29%    34%    12%    27%
Worse                34     34     40     38     29     42     36     51     33
The same             36     32     24     31     30     27     29     34     33
DK/NA                 6      1      1      2      1      2      2      2      6
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         31      37      30       2
Jun 11, 2019         39      23      37       2
Aug 14, 2018         45      21      31       3 
Mar 07, 2018         42      21      35       2
Aug 17, 2017         43      15      39       2
Jun 28, 2017         37      19      42       2
May 10, 2017         36      21      41       1
Apr 20, 2017         34      16      49       2
Apr 04, 2017         32      16      48       4
Mar 22, 2017         40      16      39       4
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18. Do you think President Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, hurting the nation's economy, or aren't making much of a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helping              37%    82%     4%    28%    42%    31%    40%    45%
Hurting              41      6     73     41     35     47     44     35
No difference        20     11     22     27     20     20     13     18
DK/NA                 2      1      1      4      2      2      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Helping              27%    34%    45%    39%    49%    37%    43%     9%    28%
Hurting              41     41     40     45     33     46     40     59     40
No difference        30     21     15     15     16     15     16     33     28
DK/NA                 3      3      1      1      2      3      2      -      4
 
TREND: Do you think President Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, hurting the nation's economy, or aren't making much of a difference?
                     Help    Hurt    NoDiff  DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         37      41      20       2
Jan 15, 2019         40      37      20       2
Dec 18, 2018         43      30      25       2
Jan 10, 2018         37      29      30       4
Nov 22, 2017         36      31      30       4
 
 
20. Do you feel that Donald Trump is doing more to unite the country as president, or doing more to divide the country as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unite                30%    71%     4%    21%    36%    25%    31%    42%
Divide               62     17     94     69     56     67     61     51
DK/NA                 8     12      2     10      8      8      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Unite                15%    29%    38%    37%    43%    30%    36%     7%    19%
Divide               72     61     57     58     50     62     56     85     74
DK/NA                13     10      5      5      7      8      8      7      6
 
TREND: Do you feel that Donald Trump is doing more to unite the country as President, or doing more to divide the country as President? (Prior to Feb 22, 2017 "will do more")
                     Unite   Divide  DK/NA
 
Aug 28, 2019         30      62       8 
Jul 03, 2018         36      58       5
Feb 07, 2018         35      60       6
Jan 17, 2018         31      64       5 
Dec 12, 2017         32      62       7
Oct 11, 2017         37      58       5
Sep 27, 2017         35      60       5
Aug 23, 2017         31      62       7 
Apr 19, 2017         36      59       6
Apr 04, 2017         34      61       6
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