September 15, 2016 - By Huge Margin, Americans Say Clinton Is More Qualified, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds, Except For Honesty, She Tops Trump On Key Qualities Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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While the presidential horse race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump remains close, American likely voters say 62 - 38 percent that Clinton is qualified to be president and 61 - 38 percent that Trump is not qualified, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

But voters say 55 - 43 percent that Clinton is not honest enough to be president, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Likely voters are divided on Trump as 50 percent say he is honest enough to be president and 48 percent say he is not honest enough.

Clinton tops Trump 48 - 43 percent in a head-to-head matchup. With third party candidates in the race, results are too close to call, with Clinton at 41 percent, Trump at 39 percent, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson at 13 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 4 percent.

American likely voters say 61 - 35 percent that "the way Donald Trump talks appeals to bigotry." White voters believe this 56 - 41 percent and non-white voters agree 73 - 19 percent.

And voters say 75 - 20 percent, including 60 - 31 percent among Republicans, that Trump should publicly release his tax returns.

Looking at Clinton, voters say 56 - 42 percent she "does not believe that she has to play by the same rules as everyone else."

"Despite terrible marks on honesty, despite what voters perceive as a level of arrogance that puts her above the rules, voters say almost 2-1 that Hillary Clinton is qualified to be president, and say by a wide margin that Donald Trump is not qualified," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

American likely voters say 54 - 37 percent that Trump is more transparent than Clinton. Voters give both candidates negative grades for honesty, but Clinton's are lower, as voters say 65 - 32 percent she is not honest. Trump is not honest, voters say 57 - 40 percent.

Clinton has much better scores than Trump on other key qualities:
  • Voters say 68 - 31 percent that she has the right kind of experience to be president and 65 - 34 percent that Trump does not have the experience;
  • Voters say 88 - 11 percent that Clinton is intelligent and 69 - 29 percent that Trump is intelligent;
  • Clinton cares about average Americans, voters say 53 - 46 percent, while Trump does not, voters say 55 - 44 percent;
  • Clinton is level-headed, voters say 63 - 55 percent, but Trump is not, voters say 69 - 27 percent;
  • Both candidates get a 76 - 23 percent score for being "a strong person."
Good leadership skills are most important in a president, 26 percent of voters say, while 20 percent most want a president who cares about average Americans and 16 percent want a president who is honest.

Clinton has good leadership skills, voters say 55 - 43 percent, and so does Trump, voters say 54 - 43 percent.

American likely voters are tied 49 - 49 percent on whether Clinton or Trump would make the right decisions concerning the economy. Clinton would do a better job keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism, 49 percent of voters say, while 47 percent say Trump would do better.

Clinton tops Trump on handling other key issues:
  • Voters say 51 - 46 percent that she would do a better job on immigration;
  • Voters trust her more than Trump, 52 - 43 percent, to make the right decision about sending U.S. troops overseas;
  • Voters trust her more 57 - 39 percent, to handle foreign policy.
"Trump trails Clinton on foreign policy, immigration, experience, intelligence and level headedness, but perhaps most damning, American likely voters say 61 - 35 percent that 'the way Donald Trump talks appeals to bigotry,'" Malloy said.

From September 8 - 13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 960 likely voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado, North Carolina and the nation as a public service and for research.

Visit http://www.qu.edu/polling or www.facebook.com/quinnipiacpoll Call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

22. In this presidential election, which is more important to you: the character of the candidates or the candidates' positions on issues facing the nation today?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Character            31%    29%    31%    32%    32%    30%    35%    29%
Positions            66     67     67     65     64     67     61     68
DK/NA                 3      4      2      2      4      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Character            23%    30%    36%    31%    33%    31%    32%    29%
Positions            76     67     61     65     64     65     65     68
DK/NA                 1      4      4      4      3      4      4      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Character            30%           35%
Positions            67            63
DK/NA                 3             2
 
 
29. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would make better decisions about the economy: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              49%    10%    90%    43%    41%    55%    48%    35%
Trump                49     89      9     53     57     42     49     63
DK/NA                 3      1      1      4      2      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              59%    50%    45%    43%    35%    47%    41%    69%
Trump                39     47     53     55     63     50     56     28
DK/NA                 2      2      3      2      2      3      3      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Clinton              94%            2%
Trump                 5            97
DK/NA                 2             1
 
 
30. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - keeping the country safe from terrorism: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              49%    11%    90%    44%    43%    54%    51%    34%
Trump                47     88      8     49     53     41     46     63
DK/NA                 4      2      2      7      4      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              55%    54%    45%    42%    37%    47%    42%    68%
Trump                39     42     51     54     60     50     55     25
DK/NA                 5      4      4      3      3      4      3      7
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Clinton              95%            1%
Trump                 3            97
DK/NA                 3             1
 
 
31. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling immigration issues: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              51%    10%    94%    45%    42%    58%    52%    35%
Trump                46     87      5     50     55     39     46     61
DK/NA                 3      3      -      5      3      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              64%    52%    46%    42%    38%    48%    43%    70%
Trump                33     47     50     53     59     48     53     26
DK/NA                 3      1      4      5      3      4      3      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Clinton              96%            3%
Trump                 3            96
DK/NA                 1             1
 
 
32. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who would you trust more to - make the right decision about sending American troops to fight overseas: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              52%    13%    92%    48%    47%    56%    52%    38%
Trump                43     82      5     46     48     39     43     57
DK/NA                 5      5      3      6      5      5      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              60%    58%    47%    43%    41%    48%    45%    70%
Trump                33     38     49     51     53     47     50     24
DK/NA                 6      3      4      6      5      5      5      5
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Clinton              97%            5%
Trump                 1            92
DK/NA                 2             3
 
 
33. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you trust more to - handle foreign policy: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              57%    18%    97%    51%    52%    61%    55%    44%
Trump                39     79      3     43     45     34     42     51
DK/NA                 4      3      -      6      3      5      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              71%    64%    51%    48%    46%    53%    50%    77%
Trump                24     34     46     50     51     43     47     19
DK/NA                 5      2      3      3      3      5      4      4
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Clinton              99%            8%
Trump                 -            88
DK/NA                 1             3
 
 
34. Would you say that Hillary Clinton is honest, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  32%     4%    72%    19%    24%    40%    33%    20%
No                   65     94     24     80     74     57     66     75
DK/NA                 3      2      4      1      2      3      1      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  21%    36%    34%    33%    19%    34%    27%    49%
No                   77     64     65     61     78     64     71     49
DK/NA                 3      -      2      6      3      3      3      2
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  65%            1%
No                   32            98
DK/NA                 3             1
 
 
35. Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    73%    10%    41%    43%    37%    39%    51%
No                   57     23     87     57     55     58     59     47
DK/NA                 3      4      3      2      2      5      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  27%    35%    45%    50%    48%    42%    45%    26%
No                   68     65     52     45     51     55     53     68
DK/NA                 5      -      3      5      1      3      2      5
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                   7%           77%
No                   91            20
DK/NA                 2             3
 
 
36. Would you say that Hillary Clinton has good leadership skills, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  55%    28%    90%    47%    46%    62%    56%    42%
No                   43     72      8     51     52     36     43     56
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  67%    59%    49%    48%    41%    56%    49%    72%
No                   33     39     48     51     58     42     50     27
DK/NA                 1      2      2      2      1      2      2      2
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  92%           15%
No                    7            84
DK/NA                 2             1
 
 
37. Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  54%    85%    25%    57%    58%    51%    54%    65%
No                   43     14     71     40     39     45     44     32
DK/NA                 3      1      3      3      2      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  52%    54%    56%    55%    64%    55%    59%    41%
No                   48     43     41     41     34     41     38     56
DK/NA                 -      3      4      4      1      4      3      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  21%           92%
No                   77             6
DK/NA                 2             2
 
 
38. Would you say that Hillary Clinton has the right kind of experience to be President, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  68%    45%    94%    65%    64%    72%    73%    56%
No                   31     53      5     35     35     27     27     42
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  77%    78%    66%    56%    61%    67%    64%    81%
No                   21     22     34     42     38     32     35     19
DK/NA                 2      -      -      2      1      2      1      -
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  98%           37%
No                    2            63
DK/NA                 -             1
 
 
39. Would you say that Donald Trump has the right kind of experience to be President, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%    67%     4%    36%    39%    29%    35%    46%
No                   65     32     96     63     60     70     64     52
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  21%    29%    40%    42%    45%    36%    40%    16%
No                   79     70     59     56     54     62     58     84
DK/NA                 1      1      1      3      2      2      2      -
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                   1%           74%
No                   99            24
DK/NA                 -             1
 
 
40. Would you say that Hillary Clinton is intelligent, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  88%    77%    98%    92%    86%    91%    92%    83%
No                   11     22      2      8     14      9      8     17
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      1      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  90%    92%    87%    84%    84%    90%    87%    91%
No                    9      8     13     15     15     10     13      8
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      -      -      1
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  98%           78%
No                    2            22
DK/NA                 -             -
 
 
41. Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  69%    94%    42%    75%    77%    63%    73%    75%
No                   29      6     54     24     21     35     27     23
DK/NA                 2      -      4      1      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  56%    75%    73%    70%    80%    68%    74%    57%
No                   41     25     26     26     18     31     25     39
DK/NA                 3      -      1      3      1      2      1      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  44%           98%
No                   53             2
DK/NA                 2             -
 
 
42. Would you say that Hillary Clinton cares about average Americans, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  53%    24%    90%    44%    43%    61%    52%    44%
No                   46     76      8     55     56     37     48     55
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  54%    55%    52%    49%    38%    56%    48%    67%
No                   44     44     46     50     61     42     51     31
DK/NA                 2      -      2      1      1      1      1      2
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  90%           15%
No                    9            84
DK/NA                 1             1
 
 
43. Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  44%    80%    11%    44%    48%    40%    44%    56%
No                   55     19     87     55     51     58     55     41
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  42%    34%    48%    52%    53%    47%    50%    27%
No                   58     66     50     45     45     51     48     73
DK/NA                 1      -      2      3      2      2      2      -
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                   7%           86%
No                   91            13
DK/NA                 2             1
 
 
44. Would you say that Hillary Clinton is level headed, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  63%    35%    94%    60%    57%    68%    68%    50%
No                   35     63      5     38     41     31     31     48
DK/NA                 2      3      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  61%    74%    61%    56%    54%    63%    59%    75%
No                   36     26     37     42     44     36     40     23
DK/NA                 3      1      2      2      2      1      1      2
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  95%           28%
No                    4            70
DK/NA                 1             2
 
 
45. Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  27%    55%     4%    27%    32%    22%    29%    35%
No                   69     41     93     72     63     75     69     61
DK/NA                 4      4      3      2      4      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                   9%    21%    32%    41%    36%    27%    32%    15%
No                   88     79     63     53     61     69     65     81
DK/NA                 4      -      5      6      3      4      3      4
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                   2%           59%
No                   95            37
DK/NA                 2             4
 
 
46. Would you say that Hillary Clinton is a strong person, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  76%    59%    95%    74%    71%    80%    79%    67%
No                   23     40      5     25     27     19     21     31
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  77%    81%    78%    69%    67%    78%    73%    84%
No                   22     18     22     30     31     21     26     14
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      1      1      1      2
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  97%           54%
No                    2            45
DK/NA                 1             1
 
 
47. Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  76%    95%    56%    77%    78%    74%    75%    79%
No                   23      4     42     22     21     24     24     20
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  77%    76%    78%    75%    77%    77%    77%    72%
No                   21     24     22     22     22     22     22     26
DK/NA                 2      -      1      3      1      1      1      2
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  57%           97%
No                   41             2
DK/NA                 2             1
 
 
48. If you had to choose which of the following is most important to you, the President should be someone who: is honest, has good leadership skills, has the right kind of experience, is intelligent, cares about average Americans, is level headed, or is a strong person?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Honest               16%    28%     4%    19%    16%    16%    17%    21%
Leadership skills    26     35     22     24     28     25     24     26
Right experience     14      6     25     12     12     16     20      9
Intelligent           7      4     10      6      8      6      7      6
Cares                20     13     20     25     19     20     16     22
Level headed         11      7     14      9     11     11     12      8
Strong                3      6      2      2      3      3      2      4
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      3      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Honest               14%    15%    16%    19%    20%    18%    19%     9%
Leadership skills    20     24     31     30     26     24     25     30
Right experience     19     11     14     12     12     17     15     13
Intelligent           7      9      5      8      7      6      7      7
Cares                26     25     18     12     20     18     19     23
Level headed         10     13     10      9      9     11     10     13
Strong                -      1      5      5      3      3      3      3
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      3      2      3      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Honest                4%           28%
Leadership skills    22            34
Right experience     25             3
Intelligent          10             5
Cares                19            19
Level headed         15             4
Strong                2             5
DK/NA                 3             2
 
 
49. Do you believe that Hillary Clinton bases her policies on a set of core values, or do you believe that she does whatever is politically convenient?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Based on core values 39%    11%    79%    27%    33%    44%    43%    27%
Convenient           58     87     17     70     65     52     56     70
DK/NA                 3      2      4      3      2      4      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Based on core values 25%    42%    41%    40%    29%    40%    35%    49%
Convenient           70     55     57     56     69     58     63     43
DK/NA                 5      3      2      4      2      2      2      8
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Based on core values 73%            5%
Convenient           22            93
DK/NA                 4             2
 
 
50. Do you believe that Donald Trump bases his policies on a set of core values, or do you believe that he does whatever is politically convenient?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Based on core values 44%    76%    15%    44%    50%    39%    45%    55%
Convenient           48     19     74     49     44     51     52     39
DK/NA                 8      5     11      8      6     10      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Based on core values 33%    41%    50%    50%    54%    47%    50%    27%
Convenient           61     44     44     44     42     49     45     54
DK/NA                 6     15      6      6      5      4      4     18
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Based on core values 13%           82%
Convenient           77            15
DK/NA                10             3
 
 
53. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think is more transparent: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              37%    14%    68%    29%    33%    41%    34%    29%
Trump                54     82     22     61     58     50     58     61
DK/NA                 9      4      9     10      9     10      8     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              45%    40%    37%    27%    28%    35%    32%    52%
Trump                52     50     53     62     64     55     59     38
DK/NA                 3     10     11     11      8     10      9      9
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Clinton              68%            9%
Trump                24            86
DK/NA                 8             5
 
 
54. Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for her, do you think Hillary Clinton is or is not qualified to serve as President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Qualified        62%    32%    93%    59%    58%    65%    65%    49%
No/Not qualified     38     68      7     41     42     34     35     50
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Qualified        68%    68%    60%    52%    54%    59%    57%    77%
No/Not qualified     32     32     39     47     46     40     43     23
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      -      1      1      -
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes/Qualified        96%           25%
No/Not qualified      4            75
DK/NA                 -             -
 
 
55. Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for him, do you think Donald Trump is or is not qualified to serve as President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Qualified        38%    74%     4%    41%    44%    33%    40%    51%
No/Not qualified     61     25     95     58     56     66     59     47
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      2      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Qualified        20%    33%    47%    47%    52%    41%    46%    16%
No/Not qualified     78     67     52     51     48     58     53     83
DK/NA                 2      -      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes/Qualified         2%           82%
No/Not qualified     98            17
DK/NA                 -             1
 
 
55A. (If Trump not qualified q55) What do you think is the main reason that Donald Trump is unqualified to be President; is it because he has never held public office, because he lacks necessary knowledge, because he has made offensive comments, because he doesn't have the right temperament, or because of his policies?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.................................
                     TRUMP NOT QUALIFIED Q55.......................
                                                        WHITE......
                                                        COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Never held office    12%    12%     9%    12%    13%    10%     9%
Lacks knowledge      30     32     27     27     32     35     23
Offensive comments   10     11      9      9     11      7     12
Wrong temperament    35     30     43     38     32     38     42
Policies              9     12      9     10      9      9      9
DK/NA                 4      3      3      4      4      2      5
 
 
56. Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for him, do you believe that Donald Trump is honest enough to be President, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Honest enough    50%    87%    11%    55%    58%    42%    50%    62%
No/Not honest enough 48     11     85     44     42     53     49     36
DK/NA                 3      2      4      1      -      5      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Honest enough    39%    51%    52%    56%    63%    49%    56%    32%
No/Not honest enough 55     49     45     41     36     47     42     64
DK/NA                 6      -      3      2      -      4      2      4
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes/Honest enough     9%           94%
No/Not honest enough 88             5
DK/NA                 3             1
 
 
57. Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for her, do you believe that Hillary Clinton is honest enough to be President, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Honest enough    43%    10%    86%    31%    37%    48%    47%    29%
No/Not honest enough 55     88     13     66     61     49     52     69
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      1      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Honest enough    34%    52%    42%    42%    33%    43%    38%    58%
No/Not honest enough 63     47     56     56     67     55     61     39
DK/NA                 3      2      2      2      1      3      2      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes/Honest enough    82%            3%
No/Not honest enough 14            97
DK/NA                 4             -
 
 
57A. (If Clinton not honest enough q57) What do you think is the main reason that Hillary Clinton is not honest enough to be President; is it is it because of the way she handled the aftermath of the Benghazi attack, because of her responses regarding her use of a private email server, because of how often she has changed her positions on issues, because she answers questions in an evasive or calculated way, or because she has been in politics for a long time?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.................................
                     CLINTON NOT HONEST ENOUGH Q57.................
                                                        WHITE......
                                                        COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Benghazi attack      26%    29%    20%    22%    30%    21%    31%
Private email server 28     30     30     29     26     34     25
Changes positions    10      7     10      9     12      8     12
Evasive/calculated   23     22     25     24     23     24     21
In politics           6      5      9      7      4      8      5
DK/NA                 7      6      6      9      5      5      6
 
 
58. Donald Trump has said he would like to build a wall along the Mexican border and have Mexico pay for it. If elected President, do you believe that he would try to do this, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If yes) Do you think he would be able to do this, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Try and able     26%    48%     9%    25%    27%    25%    24%    31%
Yes/Try but not able 40     26     49     41     40     39     43     36
No/Not try           30     21     39     30     29     31     31     25
DK/NA                 5      5      4      4      4      5      2      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Try and able     15%    20%    31%    33%    28%    27%    27%    20%
Yes/Try but not able 46     41     38     36     40     39     39     41
No/Not try           35     36     26     25     27     29     28     36
DK/NA                 4      3      5      6      5      5      5      4
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes/Try and able      7%           50%
Yes/Try but not able 50            27
No/Not try           42            15
DK/NA                 2             7
 
 
59. Hillary Clinton has said she would like to make public college free for every family that makes $125,000 a year or less. If elected President, do you believe that she would try to do this, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If yes) Do you think she would be able to do this, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Try and able     14%     9%    24%    11%    10%    18%    12%    10%
Yes/Try but not able 42     31     49     45     49     36     51     37
No/Not try           36     56     14     39     37     35     32     45
DK/NA                 8      4     13      5      5     11      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Try and able     19%    13%    13%    13%     6%    16%    11%    24%
Yes/Try but not able 38     51     42     37     53     35     44     38
No/Not try           34     33     39     35     37     40     39     26
DK/NA                 9      2      6     15      4      9      7     11
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes/Try and able     22%            7%
Yes/Try but not able 48            36
No/Not try           18            55
DK/NA                13             2
 
 
60. Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  75%    60%    92%    73%    73%    77%    78%    72%
No                   20     31      6     23     22     17     20     21
DK/NA                 5      9      2      4      5      5      2      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  72%    77%    74%    76%    73%    77%    75%    77%
No                   20     22     20     17     24     17     20     16
DK/NA                 8      1      5      7      4      6      5      6
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  92%           57%
No                    6            34
DK/NA                 1             9
 
 
61. Donald Trump has said that he is not releasing his tax returns because he is currently being audited by the IRS. Do you believe that this is the reason he is not releasing his tax returns, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Audit            32%    57%    12%    29%    34%    30%    30%    40%
No/Not the audit     59     34     81     61     58     60     63     51
DK/NA                 9      9      7     10      8     10      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Audit            25%    28%    36%    38%    36%    34%    35%    24%
No/Not the audit     67     62     57     52     56     58     57     67
DK/NA                 8     10      7     10      8      9      8     10
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes/Audit            11%           59%
No/Not the audit     84            30
DK/NA                 5            11
 
 
62. Do you believe that Donald Trump makes controversial statements because he wants attention from voters and the media, or because he genuinely holds these controversial opinions?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Wants attention      51%    36%    61%    58%    57%    47%    57%    46%
Holds opinions       43     55     36     38     38     47     38     48
DK/NA                 6      9      4      4      5      7      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Wants attention      65%    50%    50%    45%    58%    46%    52%    51%
Holds opinions       33     45     44     47     37     48     43     43
DK/NA                 2      4      6      8      5      7      6      6
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Wants attention      63%           37%
Holds opinions       34            56
DK/NA                 3             7
 
 
63. Do you think the way Donald Trump talks appeals to bigotry, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  61%    27%    91%    61%    55%    65%    61%    51%
No                   35     67      5     37     42     29     37     45
DK/NA                 4      5      4      2      3      6      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  76%    66%    56%    49%    51%    62%    56%    73%
No                   16     32     41     46     47     35     41     19
DK/NA                 8      2      3      6      2      4      3      8
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  94%           20%
No                    3            75
DK/NA                 3             5
 
 
64. Do you think being a woman will make Hillary Clinton a better President, make her a worse President, or won't it have an impact either way?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               11%     1%    25%     7%     9%    14%    10%    10%
Worse                 6     12      2      5      4      7      5      9
No Impact            81     85     72     86     85     77     84     80
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               12%    10%    11%    14%     8%    11%    10%    16%
Worse                 3      4      6      9      4      9      7      4
No Impact            85     84     81     75     86     78     82     79
DK/NA                 -      2      2      2      2      2      2      1
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Better               21%            1%
Worse                 2            11
No Impact            76            86
DK/NA                 1             2
 
 
65. Do you think Hillary Clinton does or does not believe that she has to play by the same rules as everyone else?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Does believe     42%    17%    76%    30%    33%    49%    40%    32%
No/Does not believe  56     80     22     66     64     49     58     65
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      3      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Does believe     40%    42%    41%    42%    26%    45%    36%    58%
No/Does not believe  58     56     56     54     71     53     62     39
DK/NA                 2      2      2      4      3      2      2      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes/Does believe     72%           12%
No/Does not believe  24            87
DK/NA                 3             1
 
 
66. Did the controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server change your opinion of her honesty, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........................................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%    49%    16%    38%    35%    33%    32%    41%
No                   65     50     82     61     65     66     67     59
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      1      2      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  53%    26%    33%    29%    37%    36%    37%    25%
No                   44     74     66     70     62     63     63     72
DK/NA                 4      -      1      1      -      1      1      3
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Clinton       Trump
 
Yes                  19%           48%
No                   80            51
DK/NA                 1             2