July 24, 2018 - Half Of U.S. Voters Say Russians Have Something On Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Voters Say Both Sides At Fault For Bad Relations Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters believe 51 - 35 percent "that the Russian government has compromising information about President Trump," according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Republicans don't believe 70 - 18 percent there is compromising information, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group which does not believe it, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds. Two other groups are divided:
  • 44 percent of white voters with no college degree believe the Russians have something and 43 percent don't believe it;
  • 42 percent of white men believe it and 43 percent don't believe it.
The U.S. and Russia share the blame for the relationship between the two countries, 54 percent of U.S. voters say, while 38 percent say Russia is to blame and 4 percent say the U.S. is to blame.

The Helsinki summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin was a failure for the U.S., voters say 52 - 27 percent. The summit was a success for Russia, voters say 73 - 8 percent.

Trump was not acting in the best interest of the U.S., voters say 54 - 41 percent.

"Whether it is with love or not, President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia has delivered a small blow to his already poor standing with the American people," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump's job approval is back below 40 percent again.

"The president gets a split 49 - 47 percent score on the economy, but he receives negative reviews on his handling of a bevy of international problems and especially his relationship with Russia."

President Trump should defend all of America's NATO allies, American voters say 78 - 16 percent.

A total of 68 percent of American voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about President Trump's relationship with Russia, while 32 percent are "not so concerned" or "not concerned at all."

President Trump's Approval Rating

American voters give President Trump a negative 38 - 58 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 43 - 52 percent rating in a June 20 Quinnipiac University Poll after the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The president's only clear support among listed groups is from Republicans, who approve 82 - 15 percent, and white evangelical Christians, who approve 71 - 26 percent. White voters with no college degree are split 49 - 47 percent and white men are divided as 49 percent approve and 47 percent disapprove.

Voters disapprove 58 - 38 percent of the way Trump is handling foreign policy and say 51 - 35 percent that he has weakened the U.S. position as leader of the free world.

The Russia Investigation

Trump did not collude with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, American voters say 48 - 39 percent. But voters are divided on whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, as 46 percent say it did and 44 percent say it did not.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a fair investigation into possible collusion, voters say 55 - 31 percent.

This investigation is "legitimate," 54 percent of voters say, while 40 percent say it is a "witch hunt."

A total of 63 percent of voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" that the Russian government may try to interfere in the 2018 elections, as 36 percent are "not so concerned" or "not concerned at all."

From July 18 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,177 voters nationwide, with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points, including design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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

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Trump Approval




2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    82%     7%    32%    45%    31%    36%    49%
Disapprove           58     15     92     61     51     64     61     47
DK/NA                 4      3      1      7      4      5      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              31%    39%    40%    40%    49%    36%    42%    13%    27%
Disapprove           68     54     57     56     47     61     54     80     66
DK/NA                 1      7      3      4      4      3      3      7      6
 
                     WHITE..
                     Evangel
 
Approve              71%
Disapprove           26
DK/NA                 3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         38      58       4
Jul 03, 2018         40      55       4
Jun 20, 2018         43      52       6
Jun 06, 2018         40      51       8
Apr 25, 2018         39      54       7
Apr 10, 2018         41      52       7
Mar 21, 2018         40      53       7
Mar 07, 2018         38      56       6
Feb 21, 2018         37      58       5
Feb 07, 2018         40      55       5
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2a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q2) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     28%    68%     2%    22%    33%    23%    25%    40%
Approve smwht        10     13      5     11     11      8     10      9
Disapprove smwht      7      8      4      8      9      5      7      8
Disapprove strongly  51      7     87     53     42     59     54     39
DK/NA                 5      4      1      7      5      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     18%    26%    30%    33%    37%    28%    33%     3%    19%
Approve smwht        12     13      9      7     11      8      9     10      8
Disapprove smwht     11     11      6      3      9      6      7      7     11
Disapprove strongly  58     43     51     53     37     55     46     73     56
DK/NA                 1      8      4      4      5      3      4      7      6
 
                     WHITE..
                     Evangel
 
Approve strongly     60%
Approve smwht        11
Disapprove smwht      7
Disapprove strongly  19
DK/NA                 3
 
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
 
Jul 24, 2018         28      10       7      51       5
Jul 03, 2018         30      10       8      47       5
Jun 20, 2018         32      10       5      47       6
Jun 06, 2018         29      11       8      44       9
Apr 25, 2018         31       8       6      47       8
Apr 10, 2018         30      10      10      42       7
Mar 21, 2018         30       9       7      46       8
Mar 07, 2018         28      10       7      48       7
Feb 21, 2018         26      10       6      52       6
Feb 07, 2018         30      10       8      47       5
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5. Do you feel proud to have Donald Trump as president, embarrassed to have Donald Trump as president, or don't you feel either of these ways?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Proud                27%    66%     3%    20%    31%    23%    22%    38%
Embarrassed          49     11     84     49     41     56     56     39
Don't feel either    23     22     13     29     26     20     21     21
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      2      1      -      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Proud                21%    21%    29%    33%    33%    27%    30%     8%    19%
Embarrassed          54     39     53     51     39     55     48     68     52
Don't feel either    24     39     17     14     26     17     21     22     29
DK/NA                 -      1      2      3      2      1      2      3      1
 
TREND: Do you feel proud to have Donald Trump as president, embarrassed to have Donald Trump as president, or don't you feel either of these ways?
                             Embar-
                     Proud   rassed  Neither DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         27      49      23       1
Jun 20, 2018         31      49      18       2
Mar 21, 2018         30      50      19       1
Jan 25, 2018         27      53      19       2
Dec 05, 2017         25      52      20       2
Sep 27, 2017         27      51      20       1
Aug 02, 2017         26      54      20       1
Apr 04, 2017         27      52      19       2
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              49%    92%    13%    47%    56%    42%    46%    62%
Disapprove           47      7     83     46     40     52     50     34
DK/NA                 5      1      4      7      4      6      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              46%    53%    47%    49%    61%    48%    54%    22%    43%
Disapprove           50     39     50     47     36     47     42     75     50
DK/NA                 4      7      3      4      3      6      4      3      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         49      47       5
Jul 03, 2018         50      45       5
Jun 20, 2018         51      45       5
Jun 06, 2018         49      46       5
Apr 10, 2018         47      48       5
Mar 07, 2018         46      49       5
Feb 07, 2018         51      43       7
Jan 17, 2018         48      46       7
Dec 19, 2017         44      51       6
Nov 14, 2017         44      49       7
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7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    81%     5%    35%    46%    31%    35%    50%
Disapprove           58     15     93     61     51     65     61     47
DK/NA                 4      3      2      4      3      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              30%    41%    39%    39%    50%    36%    43%    11%    28%
Disapprove           65     57     57     57     47     61     54     80     69
DK/NA                 5      2      3      3      3      3      3      9      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         38      58       4
Jul 03, 2018         43      53       4
Jun 20, 2018         44      53       3
Jun 06, 2018         40      52       7
Apr 10, 2018         39      55       6
Mar 07, 2018         33      61       5
Feb 07, 2018         37      57       6
Jan 17, 2018         36      60       4
Dec 19, 2017         33      62       5
Nov 14, 2017         37      58       5
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8. Do you think that President Trump has strengthened the United States' position as the leader of the free world, weakened the United States' position, or do you think that President Trump has had no impact on the United States' position as the leader of the free world?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Strengthened         35%    77%     5%    31%    41%    30%    33%    44%
Weakened             51     12     84     54     45     57     57     41
No impact            10      7      9     11     11      9      7     10
DK/NA                 4      4      2      4      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strengthened         25%    36%    40%    37%    44%    34%    39%    12%    29%
Weakened             60     43     50     53     42     56     49     75     45
No impact            11     17      6      7     10      7      8     12     21
DK/NA                 3      5      4      3      5      3      4      2      5
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump has strengthened the United States' position as the leader of the free world, weakened the United States' position, or do you think that President Trump has had no impact on the United States' position as the leader of the free world?
                                     No
                     Strnthd Weaknd  Impact  DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         35      51      10       4
Jun 20, 2018         40      47      11       3
Dec 19, 2017         31      55      12       2
Sep 27, 2017         33      50      14       3
Aug 16, 2017         33      53      11       3
 
 
9. As president, do you think Donald Trump should defend all of America's NATO allies, if necessary, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           78%    70%    87%    79%    78%    78%    80%    80%
No                   16     20      9     17     16     15     14     15
DK/NA                 6      9      4      5      6      7      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should           77%    75%    82%    81%    78%    82%    80%    78%    65%
No                   20     17     13     10     16     13     14     16     27
DK/NA                 3      8      5      9      6      6      6      6      8
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should defend all of America's NATO allies, if necessary, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         78      16       6
Feb 08, 2017         79      13       8
Jan 13, 2017         71      20       9
Nov 23, 2016         77      16       7
 
 
11. Who do you trust more to tell you the truth about important issues: President Trump or the U.S. intelligence agencies?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                25%    60%     1%    21%    27%    23%    23%    32%
U.S. intelligence    63     27     93     66     60     65     66     56
DK/NA                12     13      6     12     14     11     11     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                17%    23%    28%    30%    28%    26%    27%    14%    19%
U.S. intelligence    70     62     62     61     59     63     61     78     72
DK/NA                13     15     11     10     13     11     12      9      9
 
 
12. Do you believe that President Trump wants to do what's best for the country, or wants to do what's best for himself?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Best for country     42%    87%     9%    37%    48%    36%    42%    50%
Best for himself     53     10     87     59     46     60     55     45
DK/NA                 5      3      4      4      6      4      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Best for country     34%    47%    42%    44%    52%    40%    46%    20%    33%
Best for himself     62     46     55     54     43     56     50     75     62
DK/NA                 4      8      3      2      5      4      4      5      6
 
 
13. Is your opinion of the FBI favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            49%    28%    70%    48%    46%    52%    60%    42%
Unfavorable          25     51      6     22     30     21     21     32
Hvn't hrd enough     21     17     23     24     19     23     16     22
REFUSED               4      4      1      6      4      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            41%    42%    55%    55%    47%    55%    51%    57%    40%
Unfavorable          23     23     29     24     31     23     26     17     21
Hvn't hrd enough     32     32     13     16     19     18     19     23     35
REFUSED               4      3      3      5      4      4      4      2      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the FBI favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                     Hvn't
                     Fav     UnFav   Heard   REF
 
Jul 24, 2018         49      25      21       4
Jun 08, 2018         49      29      18       4
 
 
14. Do you think that the FBI is biased against President Trump, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Biased           34%    66%    10%    32%    38%    31%    31%    41%
No/Not biased        53     24     79     55     52     55     59     46
DK/NA                12     11     11     13     10     14      9     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Biased           34%    36%    32%    33%    41%    32%    36%    16%    36%
No/Not biased        54     44     59     55     50     55     53     72     45
DK/NA                12     19      9     12      9     13     11     12     19
 
TREND: Do you think that the FBI is biased against President Trump, or not?
                     Yes/    No/Not
                     Biased  Biased  DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         34      53      12
Feb 06, 2018         33      55      12
 
 
19. In general, do you think it is important that the president be publicly supportive of allies of the United States, or is it not important?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Important            88%    86%    93%    86%    88%    87%    89%    90%
Not important         8     10      4     10      8      8      6      6
DK/NA                 4      4      2      4      4      4      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Important            86%    84%    90%    92%    90%    89%    90%    94%    76%
Not important        10     12      6      5      6      7      6      4     19
DK/NA                 3      4      4      3      4      4      4      2      5
 
 
20. In general, do you think it is important that the president be publicly critical of adversaries of the United States, or is it not important?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Important            69%    70%    73%    66%    68%    70%    68%    70%
Not important        23     23     20     24     26     19     26     23
DK/NA                 8      7      7     10      6     10      7      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Important            66%    67%    72%    72%    68%    69%    69%    74%    73%
Not important        29     25     20     19     27     22     24     18     17
DK/NA                 4      9      8      9      5      9      7      8     10
 
 
21. Do you believe President Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards Russia, too unfriendly of an attitude towards Russia, or has about the right attitude towards Russia?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too friendly         55%    20%    88%    56%    50%    60%    61%    46%
Too unfriendly        1      2      -      2      2      1      1      2
Right attitude       37     72      8     35     43     31     33     45
DK/NA                 7      5      4      7      6      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too friendly         62%    51%    56%    55%    47%    59%    53%    76%    54%
Too unfriendly        3      -      1      1      3      1      2      -      1
Right attitude       30     37     39     38     44     34     39     15     35
DK/NA                 5     12      4      6      6      6      6      9     10
 
TREND: Do you believe President Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards Russia, too unfriendly of an attitude towards Russia, or has about the right attitude towards Russia?
                     Too     Too     Right
                     Frndly  Unfrndl Att     DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         55       1      37       7
Jun 29, 2017         50       3      42       5
Jun 07, 2017         54       3      38       5
Feb 23, 2017         54       2      37       6
Jan 30, 2017         49       3      43       5
Jan 13, 2017         50       4      40       7
 
 
22. Do you believe President Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards NATO allies, too unfriendly of an attitude towards NATO allies, or has about the right attitude towards NATO allies?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too friendly          3%     6%     3%     1%     2%     3%     2%     2%
Too unfriendly       48     11     80     51     44     52     57     42
Right attitude       41     78     12     40     48     35     38     48
DK/NA                 7      5      6      8      5      9      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too friendly          4%     3%     2%     3%     2%     2%     2%     8%     4%
Too unfriendly       54     43     51     46     44     54     49     56     49
Right attitude       35     41     43     42     50     37     43     25     36
DK/NA                 7     12      4      9      4      8      6     11     10
 
TREND: Do you believe President Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards NATO allies, too unfriendly of an attitude towards NATO allies, or has about the right attitude towards NATO allies?
                     Too     Too     Right
                     Frndly  Unfrndl Att     DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018          3      48      41       7
Jun 08, 2017          4      50      39       6
Jan 30, 2017          3      44      42      11
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward Russia?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              34%    73%     4%    31%    40%    28%    31%    44%
Disapprove           55     16     89     56     50     60     59     45
DK/NA                11     11      7     13     10     12     10     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    34%    37%    38%    43%    32%    37%    16%    23%
Disapprove           67     47     55     55     47     57     52     71     63
DK/NA                10     18      8      7     10     11     11     13     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy toward Russia?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         34      55      11
Apr 25, 2018         36      56       7
May 10, 2017         32      56      11
Apr 19, 2017         37      55       9
Apr 05, 2017         30      56      15
Mar 24, 2017         27      59      14
Mar 08, 2017         32      54      14
Feb 22, 2017         31      57      13
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump handles issues involving Russian president Vladimir Putin?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              32%    69%     6%    29%    37%    28%    28%    42%
Disapprove           59     22     91     60     55     63     65     48
DK/NA                 9      9      3     11      8      9      7     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              22%    36%    34%    35%    39%    31%    35%    19%    25%
Disapprove           69     51     60     59     52     60     56     78     66
DK/NA                 9     12      6      7      9      9      9      4      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump handles issues involving Russian president Vladimir Putin?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         32      59       9
Mar 07, 2018         26      63      11
Aug 24, 2017         37      56       7
 
 
25. Do you see Russia as an ally of the United States, an adversary of the United States, or do you see Russia as neither of these things?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Ally                  5%     8%     3%     5%     4%     5%     3%     5%
Adversary            55     45     68     54     58     53     66     47
Neither              37     42     27     40     36     38     29     44
DK/NA                 3      4      2      2      2      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Ally                  7%     6%     3%     4%     5%     4%     4%    12%     4%
Adversary            42     46     64     63     56     57     56     58     44
Neither              49     46     29     29     37     37     37     26     47
DK/NA                 2      2      3      4      2      3      3      4      5
 
TREND: Do you see Russia as an ally of the United States, an adversary of the United States, or do you see Russia as neither of these things?
                     Ally    Advrsry Neither DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018          5      55      37       3
Mar 07, 2018          3      55      38       3
Jun 29, 2017          6      52      39       3
Jun 07, 2017          8      45      43       4
Jan 30, 2017          9      46      41       4
 
 
26. Do you think that the United States is more to blame for the relationship between the U.S. and Russia, Russia is more to blame, or do you think both countries share the blame equally?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
U.S. to blame         4%     3%     3%     4%     3%     4%     2%     3%
Russia to blame      38     34     51     34     38     38     42     42
Share the blame      54     60     42     58     55     53     52     53
DK/NA                 4      3      3      5      3      4      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
U.S. to blame         5%     4%     3%     3%     3%     2%     3%    13%     2%
Russia to blame      27     33     46     47     40     44     42     37     27
Share the blame      66     61     47     45     54     51     52     48     66
DK/NA                 2      2      4      5      4      3      3      3      5
 
 
27. How concerned are you about President Trump's relationship with Russia; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       41%    10%    70%    42%    37%    45%    44%    35%
Smwht concerned      27     27     24     32     25     29     26     30
Not so concerned     17     31      3     16     18     15     17     16
Not concerned at all 15     31      3     11     19     11     13     19
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       39%    26%    47%    50%    34%    44%    39%    63%    39%
Smwht concerned      34     34     22     22     27     29     28     21     33
Not so concerned     15     26     13     14     19     14     17     14     16
Not concerned at all 12     13     17     14     19     13     16      2     12
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: How concerned are you about President Trump's relationship with Russia: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         41      27      17      15       -
Aug 02, 2017         43      17      10      27       1
Jun 29, 2017         37      22      15      25       1
Jun 07, 2017         46      22      14      17       1
May 24, 2017         45      18      13      23       1
Apr 20, 2017         46      24      12      17       1
Apr 05, 2017         41      23      15      18       2
Mar 24, 2017         41      22      14      21       2
Mar 08, 2017         41      20      16      22       1
Feb 23, 2017         42      22      16      18       2
 
 
28. Is your opinion of Vladimir Putin favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             6%    11%     2%     5%     7%     5%     4%     6%
Unfavorable          72     63     87     69     71     73     83     66
Hvn't hrd enough     19     23     10     24     18     20     12     25
REFUSED               2      4      1      2      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            11%     5%     6%     3%     6%     4%     5%    10%    10%
Unfavorable          63     61     78     81     72     77     75     71     54
Hvn't hrd enough     24     30     14     14     19     18     18     17     34
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      3      1      2      3      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Vladimir Putin favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Jul 24, 2018          6      72      19       2
Feb 23, 2017          7      72      18       3
Jan 30, 2017          9      70      20       1
Jan 13, 2017          9      68      19       4
 
 
31. Do you think that the Russian interference in the 2016 election is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very important       53%    22%    82%    52%    48%    57%    54%    45%
Smwht important      22     30     13     23     22     21     21     22
Not so important     10     18      2     10     11      8     10     13
Not important at all 13     27      2     12     15     12     11     17
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) 1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      1      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very important       50%    45%    56%    59%    44%    55%    50%    75%    56%
Smwht important      29     25     15     18     23     21     22     19     20
Not so important     11     10     11      8     13     10     12      1      5
Not important at all  9     18     15     13     16     12     14      5     14
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) -      1      2      1      2      1      1      -      -
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      3      1      2      -      5
 
TREND: Do you think that the Russian interference in the 2016 election is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all? (Prior to Jun 29, 2017 "alleged Russian interference")
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   NotImp  DIDN'T
                     Imp     Imp     Imp     Atall   INTRFR  DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         53      22      10      13       1        2
Nov 15, 2017         46      22      11      18       1        1
Jun 29, 2017         49      19       9      19       2        2
Jun 07, 2017         49      17      11      21       1        1
May 24, 2017         50      18      10      19       1        2
Apr 20, 2017         49      17      11      19       2        2
Apr 05, 2017         47      19      12      17       1        3
Mar 24, 2017         46      19      12      20       1        2
Mar 08, 2017         42      20      12      23       1        2
Feb 23, 2017         47      18      12      20       1        2
See additional trend information at top of page


32. As you may know, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the criminal investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government. Do you think that he is conducting a fair investigation into this matter, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Fair             55%    23%    80%    59%    53%    57%    61%    48%
No                   31     61     10     28     35     28     28     37
DK/NA                13     16     10     13     12     15     12     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             58%    51%    54%    58%    54%    55%    54%    79%    52%
No                   21     34     37     31     34     31     32     13     34
DK/NA                20     14      9     11     13     14     13      8     14
 
TREND: As you may know, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the criminal investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government. Do you think that he is conducting a fair investigation into this matter, or not?
                     Yes/
                     Fair    No      DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         55      31      13
Jun 08, 2018         50      35      15
Apr 26, 2018         54      31      15
Apr 10, 2018         52      32      17
Mar 07, 2018         58      28      14
Feb 06, 2018         56      28      16
Jan 11, 2018         59      26      15
Dec 12, 2017         58      29      13
Nov 15, 2017         60      27      13
 
 
33. Do you think that the investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government is a legitimate investigation, or do you think it is a political witch hunt?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legitimate           54%    16%    85%    55%    50%    58%    61%    42%
Political witch hunt 40     80      7     39     44     36     35     51
DK/NA                 7      5      8      6      7      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legitimate           59%    52%    53%    54%    46%    56%    51%    75%    54%
Political witch hunt 29     42     44     41     47     39     43     20     36
DK/NA                12      7      4      5      7      5      6      5     10
 
TREND: Do you think that the investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russian government is a legitimate investigation, or do you think it is a political witch hunt?
                     Legit-  Witch
                     mate    Hunt    DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         54      40       7
Jun 08, 2018         48      44       7
Apr 26, 2018         52      44       4
Mar 07, 2018         53      42       5
Feb 06, 2018         50      42       7
Jan 18, 2018         52      43       5
 
 
34. Do you consider the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to be an attack on the democratic process of the United States, or don't you consider it an attack?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Attack               67%    41%    91%    69%    64%    70%    74%    58%
Not an attack        24     46      7     24     28     20     21     30
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) 2      4      -      1      1      2      1      3
DK/NA                 7     10      3      6      7      8      4      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Attack               62%    65%    71%    69%    62%    70%    66%    79%    65%
Not an attack        30     26     22     21     32     20     26     14     25
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) -      3      2      1      2      2      2      -      -
DK/NA                 8      6      6      9      5      8      7      6     10
 
 
35. Do you believe that President Trump colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Colluded         39%     6%    65%    42%    30%    47%    36%    33%
No                   48     89     16     45     58     39     46     59
DK/NA                13      4     18     14     12     14     18      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Colluded         48%    34%    38%    37%    25%    42%    34%    60%    54%
No                   42     52     48     50     63     44     53     25     33
DK/NA                10     14     14     12     12     14     13     15     13
 
TREND: Do you believe that President Trump colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes/
                     Collude No      DK/NA
 
 
Jul 24, 2018         39      48      13
Dec 12, 2017         44      48       8
 
 
36. Do you believe that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Colluded         46%     6%    75%    49%    38%    52%    43%    36%
No                   44     87     13     40     53     36     42     56
DK/NA                10      6     12     11      8     12     15      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Colluded         54%    40%    44%    45%    32%    46%    39%    73%    52%
No                   38     49     44     46     58     41     49     21     38
DK/NA                 7     10     11     10     10     13     12      7     10
 
TREND: Do you believe that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes/
                     Collude No      DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         46      44      10
Dec 12, 2017         52      40       7
 
 
37. Do you believe that the Russian government has compromising information about President Trump, or don't you believe that the Russian government has that kind of information about President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Has info         51%    18%    74%    55%    45%    55%    51%    44%
No                   35     70     11     29     39     31     34     43
DK/NA                15     11     15     16     15     14     15     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Has info         58%    46%    49%    50%    42%    52%    47%    74%    59%
No                   29     37     38     35     43     34     39     17     27
DK/NA                14     16     13     15     15     14     14     10     13
 
TREND: Do you believe that the Russian government has compromising information about President Trump, or don't you believe that the Russian government has that kind of information about President Trump?
                     Yes/Has
                     Info    No      DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         51      35      15
Apr 26, 2018         53      35      12
 
 
38. How concerned are you that the Russian government may try to interfere in the 2018 elections; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       42%    13%    70%    42%    37%    47%    46%    35%
Smwht concerned      21     21     19     24     19     23     23     22
Not so concerned     16     30      6     13     18     14     16     16
Not concerned at all 20     36      5     19     24     15     14     27
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       35%    32%    46%    53%    34%    46%    40%    68%    40%
Smwht concerned      24     24     20     18     21     23     22     12     21
Not so concerned     20     16     16     12     18     14     16     14     20
Not concerned at all 21     27     18     16     26     16     21      7     19
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -      -
 
TREND: How concerned are you that the Russian government may try to interfere in the 2018 elections; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         42      21      16      20       1
Feb 21, 2018         45      23      12      19       1
May 24, 2017         38      21      16      24       1
 
 
39. Do you think that the Trump administration should be doing more to protect the 2018 U.S. elections from Russian interference, or do you think that the administration is doing enough?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Should be doing more 62%    31%    88%    65%    58%    66%    63%    55%
Doing enough         28     57      8     25     32     25     24     36
DK/NA                 9     12      4     10     10      9     13      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should be doing more 69%    60%    63%    59%    52%    65%    59%    76%    69%
Doing enough         23     31     30     31     36     25     30     19     25
DK/NA                 8      9      8     10     12     10     11      4      6
 
TREND: Do you think that the Trump administration should be doing more to protect the 2018 U.S. elections from Russian interference, or do you think that the administration is doing enough?
                     ShldDo  Doing
                     more    Enough  DK/NA
 
Jul 24, 2018         62      28       9
Mar 07, 2018         61      28      11
 
 
43. As you may know, President Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. Do you think the meeting was a success or a failure for the United States?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Success              27%    60%     7%    23%    33%    22%    25%    34%
Failure              52     18     82     53     47     57     57     42
DK/NA                21     22     11     24     20     21     18     24
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Success              25%    31%    28%    28%    34%    26%    30%    20%    25%
Failure              58     47     53     53     44     54     49     64     60
DK/NA                18     23     19     20     21     21     21     16     16
 
 
44. Do you think the meeting was a success or a failure for Russia?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Success              73%    64%    86%    72%    74%    71%    76%    68%
Failure               8     13      6      7      7      9      5      9
DK/NA                19     23      8     21     18     20     19     24
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Success              76%    71%    76%    71%    71%    72%    72%    81%    74%
Failure               8      8      8      8      8      6      7      5     20
DK/NA                16     21     16     21     21     22     21     14      6
 
 
45. Overall, do you think that the United States gained more from the meeting, Russia gained more, or do you think both countries gained about the same amount from the meeting?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
U.S. gained more      3%     7%     -      2%     3%     2%     2%     5%
Russia gained more   48     14     76     49     46     49     55     37
Same amount          40     69     19     40     42     38     34     48
DK/NA                 9     11      5      9      9     10     10     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
U.S. gained more      1%     3%     3%     3%     4%     2%     3%     1%     5%
Russia gained more   51     47     49     45     43     48     46     63     45
Same amount          40     40     41     42     44     38     41     29     46
DK/NA                 7     10      6     10      9     11     10      8      5
 
 
46. Do you believe that President Trump was acting in the best interests of the United States during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Best interests   41%    83%    11%    37%    48%    34%    38%    48%
No                   54     12     87     56     48     59     57     46
DK/NA                 5      5      2      7      4      7      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Best interests   32%    45%    44%    43%    49%    38%    43%    24%    33%
No                   64     48     54     51     46     57     52     66     64
DK/NA                 5      7      3      5      5      6      5     10      3
 
 
47. As you may know, the meeting between President Trump and President Putin was held with no one else in the room, except for translators. Do you think that meeting alone was a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            35%    64%     7%    37%    44%    27%    33%    44%
Bad idea             60     29     90     58     51     68     62     51
DK/NA                 5      8      2      5      5      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            37%    38%    38%    29%    49%    29%    38%    15%    29%
Bad idea             61     55     59     63     46     66     57     83     63
DK/NA                 2      7      3      8      5      5      5      3      9
 
 
48. Do you think the American people have a right to know what was said in the one on one meeting between President Trump and President Putin, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Right to know    69%    38%    92%    73%    62%    74%    63%    64%
No                   28     55      8     24     35     22     34     31
DK/NA                 3      7      -      3      3      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Right to know    75%    64%    66%    70%    56%    70%    63%    89%    77%
No                   23     32     33     25     40     26     33     10     22
DK/NA                 2      4      1      5      4      4      4      1      1
 
 
49. Do you think that President Trump is weak on Russia, or do you think that President Trump is strong on Russia?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Weak on Russia       54%    15%    86%    55%    49%    58%    59%    42%
Strong on Russia     37     73      9     34     41     33     33     49
DK/NA                10     11      5     11     10      9      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Weak on Russia       61%    52%    54%    51%    45%    55%    51%    76%    60%
Strong on Russia     29     36     42     39     47     37     41     12     35
DK/NA                10     11      4     10      8      8      8     12      5
 
 
50. President Trump said that he misspoke when he said he couldn't see why it would be Russia who interfered in the 2016 election. He now says that he meant that he couldn't think of a reason why it wouldn't be Russia. Do you believe President Trump's explanation, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          25%    59%     5%    21%    29%    22%    23%    33%
No                   66     27     93     72     62     71     68     58
DK/NA                 8     14      2      8     10      7      9      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Believe          19%    28%    26%    30%    31%    25%    28%    10%    21%
No                   77     61     67     62     58     67     63     82     77
DK/NA                 4     11      8      8     11      7      9      8      2