December 10, 2020 - 60% View Joe Biden's 2020 Presidential Victory As Legitimate, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 77% Of Republicans Believe There Was Widespread Voter Fraud Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Roughly one month after the presidential election, 60 percent of registered voters say they think President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election is legitimate and 34 percent think his win is not legitimate, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University national poll released today.

There are large partisan gaps. Democrats say 98 - 2 percent they think Biden's election victory is legitimate and independents say 62 - 30 percent his victory is legitimate. Republicans, however, say 70 - 23 percent that they think Biden's victory is not legitimate.

A majority of voters (58 percent) do not believe there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, while 38 percent say they believe there was widespread fraud. Democrats say 97 - 3 percent they believe there was no widespread voter fraud, independents say 62 - 35 percent they believe there was no widespread voter fraud, and Republicans say 77 - 19 percent they believe there was widespread voter fraud.

"Was the election on the level? 'No way' say the vast majority of Republicans. The dearth of Republicans in the House and Senate willing to acknowledge the Biden win is in step with their base," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

THE NEXT FOUR YEARS

More than half of voters (56 percent) say they are generally optimistic about the next four years with Joe Biden as president and 37 percent say they are generally pessimistic. The results are nearly identical to those in 2016 when the same question was posed about then President-elect Donald Trump. In that November 2016 survey, 59 percent said they were optimistic and 37 percent were pessimistic.

A majority of voters (56 percent) say they feel that Joe Biden will do more to unite the country as president, while 39 percent say he will do more to divide the country as president. In November of 2016, voters were split with 47 percent who said Trump would do more to unite the country, and 49 percent who said he would do more to divide the country.

"While Americans are generally optimistic about a post-Trump future, the number of Republicans not willing to embrace the nascent Biden era speaks to the uphill climb the new administration faces the day after Inauguration Day," said Malloy.

Voters are split in their views about whether the country will unite or remain divided moving forward anytime soon. Nearly half (49 percent) of voters say they view the country as divided but it will unite more in the foreseeable future, while 45 percent say they view the country as divided and believe it will remain that way for the foreseeable future.

POLICY ISSUES

Sixty-one percent of voters say they think the Biden administration should urge states to require that everyone wear masks in public, while 37 percent say it should not do that.

A majority of voters (56 percent) say they support the Biden administration re-joining the Paris Agreement, a global pact reached in 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate change, while 38 percent oppose that.

When it comes to restarting the nuclear arms agreement with Iran that was reached during the Obama presidency, 46 percent say they do not want the Biden administration to try and restart the agreement with Iran, while 41 percent say they do want to see that happen.

TRUMP PRESIDENCY

Looking back at the past four years, voters were asked to rate Donald Trump as the President of the United States. More than one quarter (28 percent) rate him as a great president, 19 percent rate him as a good president, 11 percent rate him as a not so good president, and 40 percent rate him as a bad president.

In November of 2016, as President Barack Obama was winding down his time in the Oval Office, 22 percent rated him as a great president, 33 percent rated him as a good president, 23 percent rated him as a not so good president, and 22 percent rated him as a bad president.

When it comes to the way President Trump is handling his job as president today, 44 percent approve and 51 percent disapprove. This is close to his highest job approval rating in April 2020, when 45 percent of voters approved of the job he was doing and 51 percent disapproved.

Today, voters also rated his handling of three issues:
  • On his handling of the economy, 52 percent approve and 42 percent disapprove;
  • On his handling of foreign policy, 45 percent approve and 49 percent disapprove;
  • On his handling of the response to the coronavirus, 39 percent approve and 58 percent disapprove.
THE ECONOMY & JOBS

Half of voters (50 percent) say they think Trump's policies have helped the nation's economy, 30 percent say his policies have hurt it, and 17 percent say his policies have not made a difference.

That is in line with voters' expectations in 2016 after Trump was elected. In November of 2016, 52 percent of voters said they thought Trump's policies would help the nation's economy, 31 percent said they thought his policies would hurt the economy, and 11 percent didn't think his policies would make a difference.

Looking ahead to a Biden presidency, 39 percent say they think Biden's policies will help the economy, 38 percent say his policies will hurt the economy, and 15 percent say his policies won't make a difference.

Forty-three percent of voters rate the economy as either excellent (9 percent) or good (34 percent), while 56 percent rate it as not so good (33 percent) or poor (23 percent). That is slightly improved from June 18, 2020, when 38 percent rated the economy as excellent or good and 61 percent rated it as not so good or poor.

A plurality of voters expect the nation's economy to improve in the near future, as 47 percent say they think the economy will be better in six months and 37 percent say they think it will be worse.

Asked about how difficult it would be to pay for an unexpected bill of one thousand dollars right now, 49 percent say it would be either very difficult (23 percent) or somewhat difficult (26 percent). The same amount, 49 percent, say it would be not so difficult (16 percent) or not difficult at all (33 percent).

"There is hope for an economic upswing... and for people living paycheck to paycheck, it can't come a moment too soon," added Malloy.

When it comes to job opportunities where they live, 46 percent say there are plenty of jobs available in their communities, while 42 percent say job opportunities are difficult to find in their communities.

SATISFACTION

Twenty-five percent of voters say they are either very satisfied (7 percent) or somewhat satisfied (18 percent) with the way things are going in the nation today, while 71 percent say they are either somewhat dissatisfied (25 percent) or very dissatisfied (46 percent) with the way things are going. This compares to July 2020, when 24 percent said they were either very satisfied (7 percent) or somewhat satisfied (17 percent), and 74 percent said they were either somewhat dissatisfied (18 percent) or very dissatisfied (56 percent).

978 self-identified registered voters nationwide were surveyed from December 1st - 7th with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.

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 twenty states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG Wht
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Evang
 
Approve              44%    89%     3%    38%    50%    39%    35%    64%    84%
Disapprove           51      9     96     53     44     58     61     34     15
DK/NA                 5      2      1      8      6      3      4      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%    45%    49%    45%    60%    49%    54%     7%    33%
Disapprove           53     50     50     54     37     49     43     86     59
DK/NA                11      5      1      1      3      3      3      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 10, 2020         44      51       5
Jul 15, 2020         36      60       4
Jun 18, 2020         42      55       3
May 20, 2020         42      53       5
Apr 08, 2020         45      51       5 
Mar 09, 2020         41      54       5
Feb 10, 2020         43      53       3 
Jan 28, 2020         43      52       5 
Jan 13, 2020         43      52       5 
Dec 16, 2019         43      52       5
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1a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q1) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG Wht
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Evang
 
Approve strongly     36%    79%     3%    28%    39%    34%    30%    53%    70%
Approve smwht         7     10      -     10     10      5      5     10     14
Disapprove smwht      5      3      4      8      5      4      3      4      2
Disapprove strongly  47      6     92     45     39     54     58     30     12
DK/NA                 5      2      1      9      7      3      5      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     25%    34%    44%    41%    49%    42%    45%     6%    26%
Approve smwht        11     11      5      4     10      7      8      1      7
Disapprove smwht     11      1      3      2      4      3      3      5     11
Disapprove strongly  41     48     47     51     33     46     40     81     48
DK/NA                11      6      1      1      4      3      3      7      8
 
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
 
Dec 10, 2020         36       7       5      47       5 
Jul 15, 2020         25      10       6      54       5
Jun 18, 2020         32      10       6      48       4 
May 20, 2020         28      14       7      46       5
Apr 08, 2020         32      13       8      42       5
Mar 09, 2020         30      11       7      47       5
Feb 10, 2020         35       9       6      47       4 
Jan 28, 2020         34       8       6      47       5
Jan 13, 2020         34       9       6      46       6
Dec 16, 2019         34       9       5      46       6
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2. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            45%    10%    91%    42%    38%    52%    60%    28%
Unfavorable          44     82      3     42     48     39     35     63
Hvn't hrd enough      9      7      6     12     11      7      4      7
REFUSED               2      2      -      5      3      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            39%    45%    47%    51%    32%    46%    39%    69%    50%
Unfavorable          43     43     45     44     57     50     53     14     28
Hvn't hrd enough     15     10      6      4      9      3      6     15     18
REFUSED               4      2      2      -      2      1      1      1      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                     Hvn't
                     Fav     Unfav   HrdEn   REF
 
Dec 10, 2020         45      44       9       2
Jul 15, 2020         45      43       9       3
Jun 18, 2020         42      46      10       3
May 20, 2020         45      41      12       2
Apr 08, 2020         43      43      12       2
Mar 09, 2020         45      40      12       3
Feb 10, 2020         43      50       5       2
Dec 10, 2019         44      47       7       2
Oct 14, 2019         41      43      14       3
Sep 25, 2019         45      45       9       2
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3. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            43%    85%     3%    40%    50%    36%    35%    59%
Unfavorable          52     12     95     53     45     59     63     36
Hvn't hrd enough      3      3      1      5      2      4      -      2
REFUSED               2      -      1      3      3      1      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            33%    45%    48%    44%    58%    44%    51%    11%    33%
Unfavorable          54     51     51     54     38     52     45     78     61
Hvn't hrd enough      7      2      -      1      1      2      2      9      3
REFUSED               5      3      -      1      3      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                     Hvn't
                     Fav     Unfav   HrdEn   REF
 
Dec 10, 2020         43      52       3       2
Jul 15, 2020         34      61       3       2
Jun 18, 2020         40      56       2       2
May 20, 2020         40      55       3       3
Apr 08, 2020         41      52       4       3 
Mar 09, 2020         39      58       1       2
Feb 10, 2020         42      55       1       2
Dec 10, 2019         40      57       2       2
Oct 14, 2019         39      56       2       3
Sep 25, 2019         38      55       4       3
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6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              52%    94%    11%    52%    60%    46%    43%    68%
Disapprove           42      5     83     39     35     49     54     28
DK/NA                 6      1      5      9      6      6      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    52%    56%    50%    66%    53%    59%    23%    49%
Disapprove           40     43     42     44     31     42     36     69     41
DK/NA                 9      5      2      6      3      5      4      8      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 10, 2020         52      42       6
Jul 15, 2020         44      53       3
Jun 18, 2020         52      45       3 
May 20, 2020         50      47       3
Apr 08, 2020         51      44       5
Mar 09, 2020         54      42       4
Feb 10, 2020         54      42       4
Jan 13, 2020         57      38       5 
Dec 10, 2019         54      42       4
Oct 23, 2019         48      48       4
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7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              45%    85%     5%    44%    50%    40%    37%    64%
Disapprove           49     13     91     46     43     55     58     32
DK/NA                 6      2      4      9      7      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              35%    46%    50%    47%    62%    49%    55%    13%    31%
Disapprove           55     48     47     49     34     47     41     76     59
DK/NA                10      6      2      4      4      4      4     12     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 10, 2020         45      49       6 
Jul 15, 2020         37      59       4
Mar 09, 2020         40      56       4
Feb 10, 2020         43      53       3
Jan 13, 2020         43      53       4
Dec 10, 2019         40      56       4
Oct 23, 2019         35      61       4
Oct 14, 2019         37      57       5
Sep 25, 2019         37      57       6
Aug 28, 2019         38      56       6
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8. 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........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        7%    12%     3%     5%     8%     6%     8%     9%
Smwht satisfied      18     25      7     22     21     16     12     19
Smwht dissatisfied   25     22     22     33     27     23     23     24
Very dissatisfied    46     36     68     38     41     52     51     45
DK/NA                 3      5      -      1      3      3      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        4%     6%    10%     7%    11%     6%     8%     4%     6%
Smwht satisfied      21     19     19     14     17     15     16     17     29
Smwht dissatisfied   38     23     19     23     27     20     23     28     31
Very dissatisfied    35     49     49     53     41     54     48     50     34
DK/NA                 3      3      3      4      4      5      5      1      -
 
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
 
Dec 10, 2020          7      18      25      46       3
Jul 15, 2020          7      17      18      56       1
Jun 18, 2020          7      18      21      50       4
May 20, 2020         10      24      22      42       2
Dec 10, 2019         12      27      26      34       2 
Oct 23, 2019          9      24      26      38       2
Sep 25, 2019         15      25      22      37       2
Aug 28, 2019         14      22      22      39       3
Jan 15, 2019         10      27      23      39       1
Dec 18, 2018         13      28      22      35       2
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9. Do you think that Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election is legitimate or not legitimate?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legitimate           60%    23%    98%    62%    55%    63%    69%    40%
Not legitimate       34     70      2     30     36     33     26     53
DK/NA                 6      7      1      7      9      3      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legitimate           69%    56%    58%    58%    47%    52%    50%    90%    77%
Not legitimate       24     36     37     39     45     42     44      8     18
DK/NA                 6      9      5      4      8      5      7      2      4
 
 
10. Do you believe there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          38%    77%     3%    35%    40%    36%    30%    58%
No                   58     19     97     62     54     62     68     39
DK/NA                 3      5      -      3      5      2      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Believe          32%    38%    41%    41%    50%    47%    48%     9%    20%
No                   64     57     56     58     46     52     49     91     72
DK/NA                 4      5      3      2      4      2      3      -      7
 
 
11. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next four years with Joe Biden as president?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Optimistic           56%    22%    93%    60%    52%    60%    60%    42%
Pessimistic          37     69      5     32     42     33     34     52
DK/NA                 7      9      2      8      7      7      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Optimistic           61%    54%    55%    55%    45%    51%    48%    85%    69%
Pessimistic          28     41     42     39     49     42     45     10     21
DK/NA                11      5      4      6      6      8      7      5     10
 
 
12. Which comes closer to your point of view: the United States is a divided country and will remain that way for the foreseeable future, or the United States is a divided country but will unite more in the foreseeable future?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Divided/Will remain  45%    60%    25%    48%    54%    38%    53%    48%
Divided/Will unite   49     32     73     46     40     57     42     44
DK/NA                 6      8      2      6      6      5      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Divided/Will remain  44%    53%    44%    43%    57%    43%    50%    24%    40%
Divided/Will unite   53     42     49     51     35     50     43     75     58
DK/NA                 4      6      7      6      8      6      7      1      2
 
 
13. How would you rate Donald Trump as the President of the United States; would you say that he has been a great president, a good president, a not so good president, or a bad president?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Great                28%    62%     1%    20%    28%    28%    20%    41%
Good                 19     29      2     24     26     14     17     25
Not so good          11      4     13     17     13     10      8      6
Bad                  40      5     83     38     33     48     54     27
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Great                19%    25%    33%    31%    36%    33%    35%     4%    20%
Good                 23     23     18     15     28     17     22      5     16
Not so good          22      9      6      9      7      6      7     30     19
Bad                  35     40     43     44     29     42     36     59     43
DK/NA                 1      2      -      -      -      1      -      2      2
 
 
14. Do you think President Trump's policies have helped the nation's economy, hurt the nation's economy, or haven't made a difference?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helped               50%    92%    10%    48%    58%    43%    41%    66%
Hurt                 30      4     63     25     22     36     40     19
No difference        17      3     24     23     17     17     16     12
DK/NA                 3      1      3      4      3      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Helped               50%    50%    52%    50%    65%    52%    58%    19%    45%
Hurt                 23     32     30     33     21     32     26     55     22
No difference        23     17     16     12     13     13     13     22     30
DK/NA                 4      1      2      5      1      3      2      3      3
 
                     REGION...................   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Helped               45%    56%    52%    47%    40%    51%    56%    47%
Hurt                 32     27     28     32     35     30     28     31
No difference        20     13     17     18     19     17     14     19
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      5      2      2      2
 
TREND: Do you think President Trump's policies have helped the nation's economy, hurt the nation's economy, or haven't made a difference? (Note: Prior to December 10, 2020, question was in present tense; prior Nov 22, 2017, question was in future tense)
                     Help    Hurt    NoDiff  DK/NA
 
Dec 10, 2020         50      30      17       3
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 
Jan 26, 2017         44      36      14       6
Jan 10, 2017         47      31      17       5
Nov 22, 2016         52      31      11       6 
 
 
15. Do you think Joe Biden's policies will help the nation's economy, hurt the nation's economy, or won't make a difference?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Help                 39%     8%    81%    34%    30%    48%    46%    25%
Hurt                 38     75      3     33     43     33     31     55
No difference        15     12     11     22     19     12     15     11
DK/NA                 8      5      5     11      9      7      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Help                 31%    40%    42%    45%    24%    39%    32%    74%    40%
Hurt                 31     38     42     40     53     41     47      8     27
No difference        27     16     13      7     14     11     13     11     26
DK/NA                11      7      3      9      9      8      9      8      7
 
                     REGION...................   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Help                 43%    34%    38%    41%    49%    37%    36%    41%
Hurt                 31     41     40     38     23     39     46     36
No difference        16     17     16     11     19     15     13     17
DK/NA                 9      9      6     10      9     10      5      6
 
 
16. As president, do you think Joe Biden will take the nation in the right direction or the wrong direction?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right direction      52%    14%    95%    54%    46%    58%    61%    34%
Wrong direction      41     81      3     39     46     37     34     60
DK/NA                 6      5      2      8      8      5      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Right direction      56%    48%    51%    54%    38%    48%    43%    85%    64%
Wrong direction      35     43     46     41     56     46     51     10     26
DK/NA                 9      9      3      4      6      6      6      5     10
 
 
17. Do you feel that Joe Biden will do more to unite the country as president, or will do more to divide the country as president?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unite                56%    17%    95%    61%    50%    61%    65%    38%
Divide               39     76      3     35     43     36     30     58
DK/NA                 5      7      2      4      7      3      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Unite                62%    52%    53%    56%    42%    51%    47%    89%    66%
Divide               34     40     43     40     52     46     49      9     28
DK/NA                 3      8      5      4      6      4      5      2      6
 
 
18. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             9%    18%     1%     7%     9%     8%     7%    11%
Good                 34     48     16     37     38     30     30     41
Not so good          33     23     43     34     32     35     30     31
Poor                 23     10     40     21     19     27     31     16
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1      2      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             9%     8%    11%     8%    10%     9%    10%     4%    11%
Good                 32     37     35     32     41     33     37     24     26
Not so good          43     26     30     38     29     32     31     40     40
Poor                 16     29     23     21     19     25     22     29     22
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     REGION...................   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Excellent             7%     9%    11%     5%     6%     8%    11%     7%
Good                 33     38     33     33     20     32     38     40
Not so good          36     33     33     31     44     40     28     29
Poor                 23     18     22     30     28     20     23     24
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      2      1      -      1
 
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
 
Dec 10, 2020          9      34      33      23       1
Jun 18, 2020          8      30      33      28       2
May 20, 2020          3      20      35      39       2
Apr 08, 2020         10      21      35      31       3
Mar 09, 2020         22      44      23      10       1
Feb 10, 2020         25      45      21       8       2
Dec 16, 2019         26      47      19       6       2 
Dec 10, 2019         22      47      22       8       2
Oct 23, 2019         17      44      26      10       2
Sep 25, 2019         16      43      28      11       2
See additional trend information at top of page


19. Do you think the nation's economy will be better or worse in six months?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               47%    26%    72%    44%    48%    46%    54%    34%
Worse                37     53     19     36     38     36     32     47
NEITHER(VOL)          4      5      2      6      4      5      6      4
DK/NA                12     15      7     13     10     14      9     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               48%    42%    50%    46%    42%    40%    41%    69%    54%
Worse                40     43     32     32     41     43     42     20     31
NEITHER(VOL)          5      2      5      5      5      5      5      1      6
DK/NA                 7     13     12     16     12     13     12     11      8
 
                     REGION...................   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Better               51%    45%    46%    46%    55%    41%    46%    51%
Worse                34     41     34     40     35     38     39     35
NEITHER(VOL)          3      3      5      5      3      6      4      4
DK/NA                13     11     15      9      8     14     11      9
 
 
20. Thinking now about job opportunities where you live, would you say there are plenty of jobs available in your community, or are jobs difficult to find?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Plenty available     46%    64%    29%    47%    49%    43%    37%    54%
Difficult to find    42     26     57     42     39     46     44     39
NEITHER(VOL)          3      2      3      3      2      3      6      1
DK/NA                 9      7     12      8      9      8     12      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Plenty available     53%    46%    49%    42%    53%    43%    48%    31%    55%
Difficult to find    40     45     41     41     36     46     41     58     36
NEITHER(VOL)          2      3      3      3      2      4      3      3      -
DK/NA                 5      6      7     14      9      8      9      8      9
 
                     REGION...................   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Plenty available     37%    55%    50%    39%    31%    49%    49%    53%
Difficult to find    48     36     40     47     61     42     38     37
NEITHER(VOL)          2      2      3      3      1      1      2      4
DK/NA                13      7      6     12      7      8     11      7
 
 
21. How difficult would it be for you to pay an unexpected bill of one thousand dollars right away: very difficult, somewhat difficult, not so difficult, or not difficult at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very difficult       23%    19%    25%    28%    21%    26%     8%    22%
Somewhat difficult   26     31     28     22     25     28     18     27
Not so difficult     16     17     16     14     16     16     20     18
Not difficult at all 33     32     30     34     37     29     53     32
DK/NA                 2      1      -      2      2      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very difficult       30%    29%    19%    13%    14%    21%    18%    45%    27%
Somewhat difficult   34     25     21     27     23     25     24     30     35
Not so difficult     11     12     21     20     18     20     19     10     11
Not difficult at all 25     34     39     37     44     34     39     15     24
DK/NA                 -      -      -      3      1      1      1      -      3
 
                     REGION...................   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Very difficult       18%    21%    28%    22%    57%    39%    16%     5%
Somewhat difficult   19     27     24     36     31     33     24     18
Not so difficult     22     14     15     13      7     10     21     20
Not difficult at all 39     36     31     27      5     17     38     58
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      -      -      -      -
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              39%    78%     3%    35%    44%    35%    32%    59%
Disapprove           58     18     96     63     52     64     67     39
DK/NA                 2      3      -      2      3      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              29%    39%    46%    43%    55%    45%    50%     6%    26%
Disapprove           70     58     52     55     43     54     49     93     68
DK/NA                 1      3      2      2      2      2      2      1      5
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              37%    44%    40%    37%    29%    37%    56%
Disapprove           60     53     59     61     69     61     42
DK/NA                 4      3      1      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 10, 2020         39      58       2
Jul 15, 2020         35      62       3 
Jun 18, 2020         42      56       2
May 20, 2020         41      56       3
Apr 08, 2020         46      51       3 
Mar 09, 2020         43      49       8
 
 
27. Do you think the Biden administration should urge states to require that everyone wear masks in public, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  61%    34%    94%    62%    54%    67%    65%    49%
No                   37     64      6     36     44     31     33     49
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  68%    57%    58%    67%    47%    61%    54%    84%    73%
No                   31     41     40     30     52     36     44     15     24
DK/NA                 1      2      2      3      1      3      2      1      3
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  73%    52%    59%    60%    69%    63%    48%
No                   25     44     39     38     29     35     51
DK/NA                 1      4      2      1      2      2      2
 
 
41. Do you support or oppose the Biden administration re-joining the Paris Agreement, a pact reached among countries around the globe to limit climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              56%    20%    93%    58%    52%    60%    65%    39%
Oppose               38     74      5     33     43     33     30     54
DK/NA                 6      5      3      9      5      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              67%    55%    53%    51%    41%    54%    48%    79%    70%
Oppose               24     39     45     42     52     41     46     11     23
DK/NA                 9      6      2      7      6      5      6      9      7
 
 
42. Do you believe that Israel was involved in the recent killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  31%    23%    41%    32%    34%    29%    38%    30%
No                   23     35     16     22     20     25     14     27
DK/NA                46     43     43     47     45     47     48     42
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  21%    36%    37%    34%    35%    31%    33%    32%    31%
No                   31     18     20     25     22     24     23     18     27
DK/NA                49     46     43     42     43     44     44     49     42
 
 
43. Would you like to see the Biden administration try to restart the Obama-era nuclear arms agreement with Iran, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  41%    12%    77%    38%    36%    46%    53%    30%
No                   46     81     10     46     52     40     37     62
DK/NA                13      7     13     17     12     14      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  42%    40%    42%    45%    31%    44%    38%    62%    40%
No                   40     48     50     45     61     47     54     14     39
DK/NA                18     12      8     10      8      9      8     24     21