December 5, 2017 - GOP Tax Plan Benefits Rich, U.S. Voters Say Almost 3-1, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump Job Approval Stuck At 35 Percent Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The Republican tax plan pending in the U.S. Congress benefits the wealthy the most, 64 percent of American voters say, while 24 percent say the tax plan benefits the middle class and 5 percent say it benefits low-income people, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

American voters disapprove of the tax plan 53 - 29 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Republicans approve of the plan 67 - 10 percent, the only party, gender, education, age or racial group listed to approve. White men are divided as 40 percent approve and 42 percent disapprove.

In a separate question, voters say 61 - 34 percent that the tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.

The plan will increase their taxes, 41 percent of voters say, while 20 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 32 percent say the plan will not have much impact on their taxes.

In the wake of the Republican tax plan, American voters say 47 - 39 percent that the Democratic Party can do a better job handling taxes. Voters have been divided on this question in the past.

American voters give President Donald Trump a negative 35 - 58 percent job approval rating, compared to 38 - 55 percent in a November 21 Quinnipiac University poll.

Voters say 56 - 40 percent that Trump is not fit to be president, tying his all-time low score.

"Deeply unpopular and manifestly unfit for the job. That's the harsh assessment of President Donald Trump, whose tax plan is considered built for the rich at the expense of the rest," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Health care is the most important problem facing the country today, 18 percent of voters say, as 17 percent list the economy. Another 13 percent of voters list foreign policy, while 11 percent cite terrorism and 10 percent list race relations.

Voters say 55 - 32 percent that the Democratic Party can do a better job on health care. Voters are closely divided on who does a better job on the economy, as 45 percent say the Democratic Party and 43 percent say the Republican Party. Democrats are ahead on other issues:

* 56 - 34 percent that Democrats can do a better job "fighting for the working class;"

* 51 - 37 percent that Democrats can do a better job "representing your values."

American voters say 50 - 36 percent, including 44 - 36 percent among independent voters that they would like the Democrats to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Voters also say 51 - 37 percent, including 45 - 38 percent among independent voters, that they would like Democrats to win control of the U.S. Senate in 2018.

President Trump and the Media

Voters are closely divided on how the media treats President Trump: 47 percent of voters say "fairly," and 48 percent say "unfairly."

There is no division as voters say 63 - 33 percent that Trump treats the media "unfairly."

That Russian Thing

American voters believe 59 - 32 percent that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Republicans don't believe this 65 - 26 percent, the only listed group which does not believe it.

Voters believe 50 - 40 percent that people in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the campaign.

"The Russians interfered in the 2016 election and Trump operatives worked with them, say many suspicious voters," Malloy said.

From November 29 - December 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,508 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, including the 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 and Colorado as a public service and for research.

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Trump Approval



1. 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              35%    82%     6%    36%    45%    27%    36%    49%
Disapprove           58     11     92     57     47     67     60     43
DK/NA                 7      7      2      7      8      6      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              19%    32%    46%    39%    51%    35%    43%    11%    22%
Disapprove           74     60     48     56     43     60     52     83     70
DK/NA                 7      8      6      6      7      5      6      6      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         35      58       7
Nov 21, 2017         38      55       7
Nov 14, 2017         35      58       7
Oct 11, 2017         38      56       5
Sep 27, 2017         36      57       6
Aug 23, 2017         35      59       6
Aug 17, 2017         39      57       4
Aug 02, 2017         33      61       5
Jun 29, 2017         40      55       5
Jun 07, 2017         34      57       9
May 24, 2017         37      55       7
May 10, 2017         36      58       6
Apr 19, 2017         40      56       4
Apr 04, 2017         35      57       8
Mar 22, 2017         37      56       7
Mar 07, 2017         41      52       7
Feb 22, 2017         38      55       7
Feb 07, 2017         42      51       7
Jan 26, 2017         36      44      19
 
 
1a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q1) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     25%    65%     2%    23%    31%    20%    25%    36%
Approve smwht        10     17      3     12     13      7     10     13
Disapprove smwht      6      5      4      8      7      5      6      6
Disapprove strongly  52      6     88     49     40     62     54     37
DK/NA                 7      7      3      8      9      6      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     10%    22%    34%    31%    36%    26%    31%     7%    13%
Approve smwht         9     11     12      7     15      9     12      3      8
Disapprove smwht      8      8      4      5      7      6      6      1      8
Disapprove strongly  66     51     44     51     36     54     45     81     61
DK/NA                 8      9      6      6      7      5      6      8     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     APPROVE......   DISAPPROVE.....
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         25      10       6      52       7
Nov 21, 2017         24      13       7      48       7
Nov 14, 2017         26       9       7      51       7
Oct 11, 2017         27      11       6      50       6
Sep 27, 2017         26      10       8      49       7
Aug 23, 2017         27       8       4      54       7
Aug 17, 2017         26      12       5      52       5
Aug 02, 2017         23      10       6      55       6
Jun 29, 2017         28      12       6      48       5
Jun 07, 2017         25       9       6      51       9
May 24, 2017         28       9       7      49       8
May 10, 2017         25      10       8      51       7
Apr 19, 2017         28      11       6      50       5
Apr 04, 2017         25       9       7      49       9
Mar 22, 2017         26      10       6      50       8
Mar 07, 2017         31      10       6      45       8
Feb 22, 2017         29       9       6      49       8
Feb 07, 2017         33       9       6      45       8
Jan 26, 2017         29       6       4      40      20
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              12%    20%     9%    12%    14%    11%     9%    15%
Disapprove           80     72     86     82     80     80     86     77
DK/NA                 8      8      5      7      6      9      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              11%    13%    15%     8%    12%    13%    13%    12%     9%
Disapprove           74     82     81     86     82     80     81     79     80
DK/NA                15      6      4      6      6      7      7      9     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         12      80       8
Aug 24, 2017         10      83       7
Aug 17, 2017         10      85       5
Aug 03, 2017         10      84       6
Mar 07, 2017         18      70      12
Jan 26, 2017         19      67      14
Jan 10, 2017         12      79       9
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3. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            36%     6%    75%    23%    28%    44%    41%    28%
Unfavorable          47     83     13     55     57     38     49     58
Hvn't hrd enough     12      9      9     17     10     15      7     11
REFUSED               4      1      3      6      5      4      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            42%    35%    34%    38%    27%    40%    34%    54%    32%
Unfavorable          32     49     52     50     62     46     53     22     40
Hvn't hrd enough     19     12     10      9      6     12      9     20     23
REFUSED               6      4      3      4      5      2      4      4      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Dec 05, 2017         36      47      12       4
Aug 24, 2017         33      52      11       4
Aug 17, 2017         35      54       8       3
Aug 03, 2017         36      48      11       5
Mar 07, 2017         38      53       6       3
Jan 26, 2017         40      51       6       3
Jan 10, 2017         37      52       6       4
Nov 28, 2016         35      56       6       3
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4. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            24%    65%     5%    20%    28%    21%    26%    33%
Unfavorable          62     26     83     64     59     64     66     55
Hvn't hrd enough     10      7      9     12      9     11      5      9
REFUSED               4      2      2      5      4      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            15%    20%    33%    27%    32%    27%    30%    12%     9%
Unfavorable          62     67     56     64     58     62     60     72     60
Hvn't hrd enough     18     10      8      5      5      9      7     13     24
REFUSED               5      3      3      4      5      2      3      4      6
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Dec 05, 2017         24      62      10       4
Aug 24, 2017         25      63       8       4
Aug 17, 2017         23      67       8       3
Aug 03, 2017         22      64      11       3
Mar 07, 2017         38      54       6       2
Jan 26, 2017         33      57       6       4
Jan 10, 2017         33      55       8       4
Nov 28, 2016         38      50       7       5
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5. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     36%    91%     3%    36%    45%    29%    38%    51%
Democratic Party     50      4     93     44     42     58     53     35
DK/NA                13      6      4     20     14     13     10     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     22%    32%    46%    41%    51%    39%    45%    11%    23%
Democratic Party     62     55     43     48     36     50     43     80     59
DK/NA                16     13     11     11     13     11     12      9     18
 
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                     Rep     Dem
                     Party   Party   DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         36      50      13
Nov 14, 2017         38      51      11
Oct 11, 2017         41      49      10
Sep 27, 2017         38      47      15
Aug 24, 2017         38      50      11
Aug 17, 2017         40      50      10
Aug 03, 2017         38      52      10
Jun 29, 2017         41      51       9
Jun 08, 2017         39      51      10
May 10, 2017         38      54       8
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6. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     37%    90%     4%    38%    47%    29%    39%    51%
Democratic Party     51      4     94     45     41     60     54     36
DK/NA                12      5      2     17     12     11      7     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     23%    32%    48%    42%    53%    38%    45%    12%    26%
Democratic Party     62     56     44     49     36     52     45     81     58
DK/NA                15     12      8      9     11      9     10      8     16
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                     Rep     Dem
                     Party   Party   DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         37      51      12
Nov 14, 2017         39      52       8
Oct 11, 2017         43      49       8
Sep 27, 2017         40      49      12
Aug 24, 2017         40      51       9
Aug 17, 2017         41      51       8
Aug 03, 2017         39      53       8
Jun 29, 2017         41      51       8
Jun 08, 2017         39      52       8
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7. 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                25%    64%     3%    23%    31%    20%    24%    36%
Embarrassed          52      9     86     53     40     63     57     40
Don't feel either    20     24     10     23     26     14     17     22
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Proud                12%    22%    34%    28%    35%    26%    30%     9%    14%
Embarrassed          65     53     45     53     38     57     48     73     58
Don't feel either    23     20     20     16     26     15     20     16     27
DK/NA                 1      5      1      2      2      1      1      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
 
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
 
 
8. Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    86%     8%    40%    50%    31%    39%    55%
No                   56      9     91     56     47     65     58     41
DK/NA                 4      5      2      3      4      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  21%    37%    51%    43%    56%    40%    48%    11%    27%
No                   74     58     46     55     41     56     49     86     65
DK/NA                 5      5      3      2      2      4      3      3      8
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         40      56       4
Nov 21, 2017         43      54       3
Nov 14, 2017         40      57       2
Oct 11, 2017         43      55       2
Sep 27, 2017         42      56       2
 
 
9. What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today: the economy, health care, immigration, terrorism, the environment, foreign policy, gun policy, race relations, or sexual harassment?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Economy              17%    22%    12%    20%    19%    16%    18%    17%
Health care          18     12     24     17     18     18     21     17
Immigration           8     15      4      7      9      7      8     10
Terrorism            11     21      6      9     11     11      8     18
Environment           6      -     10      7      5      8      7      6
Foreign policy       13     14     13     13     16     11     17     13
Gun policy            6      2     10      5      4      7      5      3
Race relations       10      7     15     10      9     11      8      5
Sexual harassment     1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   6      3      4      8      6      5      4      9
DK/NA                 4      4      3      2      3      4      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Economy              20%    21%    15%    16%    19%    15%    17%    16%    13%
Health care          13     23     19     16     19     19     19     18     12
Immigration           5      4      9     13      9      9      9      5      8
Terrorism             5     11     14     11     13     14     13      2      8
Environment          11      5      6      4      5      8      6      3      6
Foreign policy       13     13     13     14     17     13     15      6     12
Gun policy            6      5      5      6      3      5      4     13      8
Race relations       14     10      9      8      7      6      6     20     22
Sexual harassment     1      1      2      1      -      1      1      6      1
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   7      4      5      7      6      7      6      3      6
DK/NA                 3      3      3      5      2      3      3      8      4
 
TREND: What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today: the economy, health care, immigration, terrorism, the environment, foreign policy, gun policy, race relations, or sexual harassment?
                         Health                                         Race    Sexual  SMTHNG
                  Econ   Care   Immgtn  Terrsm  Env     ForPol  GunPol  Relatns Harsmnt ELSE    
DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017      17     18      8      11       6      13       6      10       1       6       4
Sep 28, 2017      14     26      8       8       7      13      na      15      na       4       3
Aug 24, 2017      15     22      6      12       7       9      na      19      na       7       2
 
 
10. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - the economy, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     45%     5%    85%    36%    36%    53%    45%    32%
Republican party     43     93     10     44     51     35     46     55
NO DIFF(VOL)          6      1      2     10      6      6      4      6
DK/NA                 6      2      3     10      6      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     50%    48%    41%    44%    31%    45%    38%    79%    48%
Republican party     33     39     51     43     58     45     51     13     34
NO DIFF(VOL)          8      6      3      7      5      5      5      4      6
DK/NA                 9      7      4      6      6      6      6      3     12
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling the economy, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         45      43       6       6
Aug 03, 2017         44      44       5       6
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11. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - health care, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     55%     9%    94%    50%    46%    62%    56%    42%
Republican party     32     80      3     31     37     27     35     42
NO DIFF(VOL)          7      3      1     11      8      6      5      8
DK/NA                 7      8      1      8      9      5      3      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     69%    59%    46%    53%    43%    53%    48%    87%    56%
Republican party     16     28     41     36     43     36     39      7     22
NO DIFF(VOL)          7      7      7      5      8      6      7      2      8
DK/NA                 7      7      6      6      6      5      6      3     13
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling health care, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         55      32       7       7
Aug 03, 2017         56      29       9       6
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12. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - taxes, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     47%     5%    87%    39%    41%    53%    48%    36%
Republican party     39     88      7     40     46     33     43     49
NO DIFF(VOL)          6      3      2     11      6      7      5      7
DK/NA                 7      4      3     10      8      7      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     56%    48%    43%    47%    36%    47%    42%    73%    55%
Republican party     28     38     46     41     52     41     46     15     28
NO DIFF(VOL)          8      7      5      6      5      6      6      7      7
DK/NA                 8      7      5      6      6      6      6      5     11
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling taxes, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         47      39       6       7
Aug 03, 2017         43      43       6       7
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13. Which political party do you think can do a better job of - fighting for the working class, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     56%    11%    94%    51%    46%    64%    59%    43%
Republican party     34     84      3     33     42     28     35     46
NO DIFF(VOL)          5      1      1      9      6      4      4      6
DK/NA                 5      3      2      7      6      4      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     65%    57%    50%    56%    43%    57%    50%    83%    59%
Republican party     22     32     43     36     47     35     41     11     24
NO DIFF(VOL)          7      4      4      4      5      4      5      4      5
DK/NA                 6      7      3      3      5      3      4      1     12
 
TREND: Which political party do you think can do a better job of fighting for the working class, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                     Dem     Rep
                     Party   Party   NO DIFF DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         56      34       5       5
Aug 03, 2017         55      35       5       5
 
 
14. Which political party do you think can do a better job of - representing your values, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     51%     4%    94%    43%    41%    59%    52%    39%
Republican party     37     93      4     36     45     30     39     51
NO DIFF(VOL)          7      2      1     12      7      6      5      7
DK/NA                 6      1      1      9      7      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic party     63%    54%    43%    49%    38%    52%    45%    78%    56%
Republican party     22     30     48     42     52     39     45     13     22
NO DIFF(VOL)          9      8      5      5      5      6      6      5      7
DK/NA                 6      8      4      4      5      3      4      5     15
 
 
15. Do you believe that President Trump and the Republicans in Congress will be able to pass any significant legislation by the end of 2017, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Pass legislation 46%    67%    30%    48%    53%    40%    54%    50%
No                   47     25     64     44     42     52     41     42
DK/NA                 7      8      6      7      6      8      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Pass legislation 39%    40%    53%    51%    59%    46%    52%    26%    29%
No                   54     56     43     40     37     46     42     68     60
DK/NA                 7      5      4      9      4      8      6      6     11
 
TREND: Do you believe that President Trump and the Republicans in Congress will be able to pass any significant legislation by the end of 2017, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         46      47       7
Oct 12, 2017         29      64       7
Aug 17, 2017         38      58       4
Jun 08, 2017         44      50       6
 
 
16. As you may know, Congress must pass a new spending bill by December 8th in order to prevent a government shutdown, which then must be signed by President Trump. If a government shutdown does occur, who would you blame more: Republicans in Congress, Democrats in Congress, or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republicans          31%     9%    51%    30%    29%    33%    38%    25%
Democrats            31     75      5     30     36     26     32     41
President Trump      26      5     40     24     20     31     21     20
DK/NA                12     11      4     16     15     10      9     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republicans          35%    33%    32%    29%    27%    34%    31%    39%    27%
Democrats            19     25     37     37     42     32     37     12     20
President Trump      34     28     19     23     16     24     20     41     38
DK/NA                12     14     13     10     15      9     12      9     15
 
TREND: As you may know, Congress must pass a new spending bill by December 8th in order to prevent a government shutdown, which then must be signed by President Trump. If a government shutdown does occur, who would you blame more: Republicans in Congress, Democrats in Congress, or President Trump? (* by April 28th)
                     Reps    Dems    Trump   DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         31      31      26      12
Apr 20, 2017 *       38      32      15      15
Apr 05, 2017 *       36      28      18      18
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican tax plan?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              29%    67%     6%    27%    36%    22%    30%    37%
Disapprove           53     10     84     54     46     60     57     40
DK/NA                18     23     10     20     18     18     13     23
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              18%    26%    36%    31%    40%    27%    34%    14%    21%
Disapprove           62     57     48     52     42     54     48     71     59
DK/NA                20     17     16     17     18     19     18     15     20
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Approve              17%    24%    35%    31%    34%    25%    32%    29%
Disapprove           59     56     49     56     59     52     52     59
DK/NA                24     20     15     13      7     23     16     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican tax plan?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         29      53      18
Nov 15, 2017         25      52      23
 
 
18. Do you think the Republican tax plan will increase your taxes, reduce your taxes, or will it not have much impact either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Increase taxes       41%    15%    62%    38%    35%    46%    38%    32%
Reduce taxes         20     34     11     21     23     17     23     21
Not much impact      32     42     23     34     35     28     32     37
DK/NA                 8      8      4      8      7      9      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Increase taxes       42%    42%    37%    41%    30%    40%    35%    61%    49%
Reduce taxes         16     21     23     17     24     20     22     10     15
Not much impact      34     28     32     36     38     31     35     23     28
DK/NA                 7      9      8      6      7      9      8      6      8
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Increase taxes       47%    43%    38%    34%    39%    49%    36%    36%
Reduce taxes         12     19     25     23     32     16     23     20
Not much impact      32     32     29     37     26     26     32     39
DK/NA                 9      7      7      5      4      8      8      5
 
TREND: Do you think the Republican tax plan will increase your taxes, reduce your taxes, or will it not have much impact either way?
                                     No
                     Incr    Reduce  Impact  DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         41      20      32       8
Nov 15, 2017         35      16      36      12
 
 
19. Who do you think will benefit the most from this plan: low income Americans, middle class Americans, or wealthy Americans?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Low income            5%    10%     1%     5%     6%     4%     5%     5%
Middle class         24     55      3     25     28     20     23     34
Wealthy              64     23     94     61     58     69     66     53
DK/NA                 8     11      2      8      9      7      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Low income            3%     6%     6%     3%     5%     5%     5%     3%     5%
Middle class         13     20     30     27     32     25     29      7     17
Wealthy              78     66     56     63     55     63     59     85     68
DK/NA                 6      8      8      7      8      7      8      5     10
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Low income            3%     3%     4%     6%     4%     4%     5%     5%
Middle class         15     23     29     24     24     21     27     22
Wealthy              74     67     57     65     68     67     60     68
DK/NA                 8      7      9      5      4      8      8      5
 
TREND: Who do you think will benefit the most from this plan: low income Americans, middle class Americans, or wealthy Americans?
                     Low     Middle
                     Income  Class   Wealthy DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017          5      24      64       8
Nov 15, 2017          6      24      61       9
 
 
20. Do you believe that the Republican tax plan will lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          40%    86%    11%    40%    49%    32%    42%    50%
No                   53      9     84     51     44     61     54     41
DK/NA                 7      5      5      9      8      7      4     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Believe          31%    36%    47%    41%    54%    40%    46%    17%    34%
No                   61     55     46     53     39     54     47     74     58
DK/NA                 8      9      7      6      7      7      7      9      8
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Yes/Believe          30%    35%    46%    41%    43%    37%    42%    42%
No                   61     59     48     53     51     54     51     54
DK/NA                 9      6      6      6      6      9      7      4
 
TREND: Do you believe that the Republican tax plan will lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         40      53       7
Nov 15, 2017         36      52      12
 
 
21. Do you think the Republican tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Favors the rich  61%    17%    95%    58%    51%    69%    61%    48%
No                   34     73      4     36     42     27     35     44
DK/NA                 6     10      1      6      7      5      4      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Favors the rich  72%    65%    53%    59%    47%    60%    54%    83%    68%
No                   20     27     43     37     45     34     40     15     24
DK/NA                 8      8      5      4      7      6      6      2      8
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Yes/Favors the rich  71%    66%    53%    60%    66%    66%    55%    64%
No                   21     30     42     35     33     27     40     32
DK/NA                 8      4      5      5      2      7      5      4
 
 
TREND: Do you think the Republican tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         61      34       6
Nov 15, 2017         59      33       8
 
 
22. If you knew that the Republican tax plan would cause a significant increase in the national debt over the next 10 years, would that make you more likely to support it, less likely to support it, or would it not have an impact?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely           4%     5%     4%     2%     4%     4%     4%     3%
Less likely          58     40     76     57     55     62     64     53
No impact            33     50     18     36     37     29     29     38
DK/NA                 5      5      2      5      4      6      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           3%     4%     3%     4%     3%     4%     4%     3%     5%
Less likely          59     66     55     57     55     61     58     58     60
No impact            33     27     37     32     38     30     34     36     27
DK/NA                 5      3      6      7      4      5      4      2      8
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
More likely           3%     5%     4%     3%     3%     3%     3%     4%
Less likely          58     55     55     70     71     58     59     60
No impact            32     35     38     24     25     33     33     33
DK/NA                 7      5      3      2      1      6      4      3
 
 
23. Do you think that the news media treats President Trump fairly or unfairly?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Fairly               47%     8%    80%    43%    40%    53%    49%    35%
Unfairly             48     90     14     53     56     42     48     61
DK/NA                 5      2      6      4      5      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Fairly               52%    48%    42%    50%    35%    47%    42%    72%    54%
Unfairly             42     47     56     45     62     48     55     24     40
DK/NA                 6      5      3      5      3      4      4      5      7
 
 
24. Do you think that President Trump treats the news media fairly or unfairly?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Fairly               33%    67%     8%    32%    41%    25%    30%    44%
Unfairly             63     26     91     63     55     71     68     51
DK/NA                 4      7      1      5      4      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Fairly               23%    33%    38%    34%    44%    31%    37%    11%    26%
Unfairly             75     63     59     60     52     65     59     83     71
DK/NA                 3      4      3      6      4      4      4      5      3
 
 
25. Since the 2016 election, are you more motivated to vote in local, state, and federal elections, less motivated to vote, or are you just as motivated to vote as you were before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More motivated       27%    20%    34%    26%    29%    26%    29%    27%
Less motivated        6      1      6      7      4      7      2      3
Just as motivated    66     78     59     66     66     66     68     68
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More motivated       31%    28%    27%    21%    30%    27%    28%    30%    26%
Less motivated        6      7      5      4      3      3      3     13     14
Just as motivated    61     64     68     73     67     70     68     55     59
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      3      1
 
TREND: Since the 2016 election, are you more motivated to vote in local, state, and federal elections, less motivated to vote, or are you just as motivated to vote as you were before?
                     More    Less    Just as
                     motiv   motiv   motiv   DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         27       6      66       1
Aug 24, 2017         33       3      63       -
Aug 03, 2017         35       3      61       -
May 11, 2017         33       3      64       1
 
 
26. Which comes closer to your point of view: most U.S. Senators and Congressmen are doing their best and deserve to be reelected, or most U.S. Senators and Congressmen aren't doing their jobs and should be voted out?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Reelected            15%    18%    16%    13%    14%    15%    15%    13%
Voted out            73     70     72     75     77     69     74     77
NEITHER(VOL)          4      4      4      4      3      5      3      4
DK/NA                 8      9      8      8      6     10      8      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Reelected            18%    16%    15%    12%    14%    14%    14%    13%    18%
Voted out            69     74     74     75     79     72     75     72     67
NEITHER(VOL)          5      2      5      4      2      5      4      5      4
DK/NA                 8      8      6      9      5      9      7      9     11
 
 
27. If more women held elected office, do you believe that the nation would be better off, worse off, or don't you think it would make a difference either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better off           43%    16%    65%    42%    34%    50%    50%    35%
Worse off             4     11      1      4      5      3      3      6
No difference        50     70     32     52     57     44     43     56
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      4      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better off           48%    44%    39%    44%    33%    50%    42%    45%    43%
Worse off             3      2      5      6      5      4      5      2      5
No difference        48     51     53     46     58     44     50     48     48
DK/NA                 1      3      3      4      3      2      3      5      4
 
 
28. Regardless of whether you believe it impacted the outcome of the election, do you think that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Interfered       59%    26%    85%    58%    52%    65%    63%    51%
No                   32     65      9     33     41     25     31     40
DK/NA                 8      9      6      9      7      9      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Interfered       64%    60%    57%    60%    51%    63%    57%    73%    61%
No                   28     31     37     31     44     28     36     21     25
DK/NA                 7      9      6      9      5      9      7      6     13
 
TREND: Regardless of whether you believe it impacted the outcome of the election, do you think that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         59      32       8
Nov 15, 2017         64      32       4
Aug 02, 2017         63      31       6
 
 
29. Do you believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Coordinated      50%    10%    82%    47%    41%    58%    51%    41%
No                   40     83     11     42     50     32     41     49
DK/NA                10      7      8     11      9     10      8     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Coordinated      59%    49%    45%    51%    37%    54%    46%    77%    52%
No                   29     40     48     39     54     37     45     16     39
DK/NA                11     11      6     10      8     10      9      7     10
 
TREND: Do you believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         50      40      10
Nov 15, 2017         50      42       8
May 24, 2017         43      44      13
Apr 20, 2017         45      45      10
Apr 05, 2017         44      44      12
 
 
30. Does it bother you when President Trump insults people, either on Twitter or in person, or does it not bother you?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Bothered         73%    44%    93%    74%    64%    82%    77%    66%
No                   25     53      7     24     34     17     21     33
DK/NA                 2      3      -      2      3      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Bothered         82%    69%    71%    73%    63%    78%    71%    82%    76%
No                   17     28     28     25     36     20     27     16     21
DK/NA                 1      3      2      2      1      2      2      2      3
 
 
31. Do you believe that President Trump respects people of color just as much as he respects white people, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Respects as much 38%    82%     6%    40%    45%    31%    39%    51%
No                   57     12     91     56     48     65     57     43
DK/NA                 5      6      3      5      7      4      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Respects as much 20%    36%    47%    39%    51%    40%    45%    10%    25%
No                   75     60     47     54     43     56     50     86     70
DK/NA                 4      4      6      7      6      4      5      4      5
 
 
32. As president, do you think Donald Trump should continue tweeting from his personal Twitter account, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           28%    45%    12%    32%    34%    23%    28%    35%
No                   66     47     84     64     60     72     68     60
DK/NA                 5      7      3      4      6      4      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should           22%    33%    30%    27%    36%    27%    31%    15%    23%
No                   73     65     66     64     59     68     64     79     70
DK/NA                 5      2      4      9      5      4      5      6      7
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should continue tweeting from his personal Twitter account, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Dec 05, 2017         28      66       5
Nov 14, 2017         33      63       5
Oct 11, 2017         27      70       3
Sep 27, 2017         26      69       4
Aug 23, 2017         28      69       4
Aug 17, 2017         31      66       3
Aug 02, 2017         27      69       4
Jun 29, 2017         32      61       7
May 10, 2017         33      61       6
Apr 19, 2017         28      68       4