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CBS NEWS POLL Expectations for the Trump Presidency January 13-16, 2017

Q2. Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

 

Total

Rep

Dem

Ind

Dec16a

%

%

%

%

%

Right direction

29

43

18

28

29

Wrong track

61

49

73

60

63

Don't know/No answer

10

8

9

12

8

Q4. Is your opinion of Mike Pence favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Mike Pence yet to have an opinion?

Favorable

29

57

11

26

30

Not favorable

21

3

41

16

25

Undecided

14

11

16

15

13

Haven't heard enough

33

28

31

38

30

Don't know/No answer

2

1

2

4

2

Q5. Is your opinion of Melania Trump favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Melania Trump yet to have an opinion?

 

Jul16a

Favorable

22

45

6

20

12

Not favorable

20

4

36

16

14

Undecided

24

17

28

24

16

Haven't heard enough

31

31

27

35

54

Don't know/No answer

4

3

2

5

4

Q6. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next four years with Donald Trump as president?

Optimistic

56

87

32

56

Pessimistic

39

11

62

37

Don't know/No answer

5

2

5

7

Q7. What kind of president do you think Donald Trump will be - a very good president, a good president, an average president, or a poor president?

Very good

17

43

3

14

14

Good

18

28

6

23

20

Average

23

20

21

25

23

Poor

36

7

67

30

36

Don't know/No answer

5

2

4

8

7

Q10. Do you think Donald Trump will or will not keep most of the promises he made during the presidential campaign?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

 

Total

Rep

Dem

Ind

%

%

%

%

Will keep

39

70

15

39

Will not keep

54

25

80

52

Don't know/No answer

7

5

5

9

Q25. In general, do you think it is appropriate for presidents to appoint family members to senior White House positions, or is it not appropriate?

Appropriate

26

48

13

22

Not appropriate

70

47

86

72

Don't know/No answer

4

4

2

6

Q13. Do you think Donald Trump has strong qualities of leadership, or not?

 

Dec16a

%

Yes, has

55

86

30

57

60

No, does not have

43

13

69

40

37

Don't know/No answer

2

*

1

3

2

Q14. Do you have confidence in Donald Trump's ability to deal wisely with an international crisis, or are you uneasy about his approach?

Have confidence

33

66

9

32

Uneasy

64

31

90

64

Don't know/No answer

3

2

2

4

Q15. When Donald Trump becomes president, do you think he will be making decisions mostly to further the interests of the American people, or mostly to further the interests of his family and businesses?

American people

49

81

19

53

50

Family and businesses

46

16

75

42

44

Both equally (vol.)

1

1

*

2

2

Don't know/No answer

4

2

5

3

4

Q16. When he is president, do you think Donald Trump will bring about real change in the way things are done in Washington, or won't he do that?

Will

59

84

37

62

62

Will not

37

13

56

35

32

Don't know/No answer

5

3

7

4

6

Q17. Do you think Donald Trump’s presidency will bring different groups of Americans together, or do you think it will divide them?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

 

Total

Rep

Dem

Ind

Dec16a

%

%

%

%

%

Bring together

34

62

11

36

37

Divide

61

32

87

57

58

Don't know/No answer

5

7

2

7

5

Q18. For each of the following, please tell me whether Donald Trump’s policies will mostly help that group, mostly hurt that group, or have no effect on that group. How about?

a. Women

Mostly help

27

50

8

30

Mostly hurt

43

17

70

37

No effect

26

30

21

27

Don't know/No answer

4

4

2

6

b.

The middle class

Mostly help

42

74

16

44

Mostly hurt

36

12

60

31

No effect

19

12

21

21

Don't know/No answer

3

2

4

3

Q18. For each of the following, please tell me whether Donald Trump’s policies will mostly help that group, mostly hurt that group, or have no effect on that group. How about?

c. The rich

Mostly help

65

48

81

62

Mostly hurt

5

3

4

7

No effect

27

45

14

27

Don't know/No answer

3

3

1

4

d.

Large corporations

Mostly help

72

69

78

69

Mostly hurt

7

7

8

7

No effect

17

22

12

18

Don't know/No answer

3

2

1

5

Q18. For each of the following, please tell me whether Donald Trump’s policies will mostly help that group, mostly hurt that group, or have no effect on that group. How about?

e. Racial minorities

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

 

Total

Rep

Dem

Ind

%

%

%

%

Mostly help

31

63

9

29

Mostly hurt

48

19

77

42

No effect

17

14

14

22

Don't know/No answer

4

4

1

6

f.

White Americans

Mostly help

56

65

47

57

Mostly hurt

12

3

21

10

No effect

27

27

28

27

Don't know/No answer

5

4

4

6

Q22. Do you think it is necessary for Donald Trump to publicly release his tax returns, or don't you think that is necessary?

 

Dec16a

%

Necessary

57

29

80

56

60

Not necessary

41

69

19

41

38

Don't know/No answer

2

3

1

3

2

Q24. Donald Trump plans to step down from positions he holds at the Trump Organization and turn over operations to a trust controlled by his adult sons, but does not plan to give up his ownership in the organization. Do you think these steps are adequate to prevent any conflicts of interest Donald Trump may have during his presidency, or are these steps not adequate to prevent conflicts of interest?

Adequate

46

72

26

45

Not adequate

50

23

71

51

No conflicts of interest (vol.)

*

1

*

*

Don't know/No answer

4

4

3

4

Q26a. Do you think Donald Trump will or will not keep a significant number of U.S. jobs from going overseas in the next four years?

Yes, will

61

84

38

65

No, will not

34

15

55

29

Don't know/No answer

5

1

7

6

Q26b. Do you think Donald Trump will or will not defeat the Islamic militant group ISIS in the next four years?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

 

Total

Rep

Dem

Ind

%

%

%

%

Yes, will

31

52

17

28

No, will not

62

41

77

63

Don't know/No answer

7

7

6

9

Q26c. Do you think Donald Trump will or will not get a wall built along the U.S.-Mexico border in the next four years?

Yes, will

35

52

23

35

No, will not

60

45

71

61

Don't know/No answer

4

3

5

4

Q26d. Do you think Donald Trump will or will not get big money out of politics in the next four years?

Yes, will

45

34

49

48

No, will not

48

55

45

46

Don't know/No answer

7

11

6

6

Q30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

 

Oct16e

%

Approve

24

24

23

24

15

Disapprove

71

72

72

69

76

Don't know/No answer

6

4

6

7

8

Q38. Which do you think the Democrats in Congress should do? Try to work with Donald Trump and the Republicans in order to get things done, or stick to their positions even if it means not getting as much done?

Try to work with the Republicans

80

92

67

84

Stick to their positions

16

6

28

12

Depends (vol.)

1

1

2

1

Don't know/No answer

2

1

3

3

Q39. Who do you think will have more influence on what gets done in Washington in the next four years Donald Trump or Republicans in Congress?

Donald Trump

29

39

20

30

Republicans in Congress

62

51

72

60

Both (vol.)

3

8

1

2

Neither (vol.)

1

-

3

1

Don't know/No answer

5

2

4

6

Q44. From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted in 2010? IF APPROVE: Do you strongly approve or somewhat approve? IF DISAPPROVE: Do you somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

 

Total

Rep

Dem

Ind

Dec16a

%

%

%

%

%

Strongly approve

24

7

44

18

24

Somewhat approve

24

10

35

24

21

Somewhat disapprove

15

19

8

19

13

Strongly disapprove

32

61

8

33

37

Don't know/No answer

5

3

4

6

5

Q45. Which comes closest to your view about the 2010 Health Care Law? The law is working well and should be kept in place as is, there are some good things in the law, but some changes are needed to make it work better, the law has so much wrong with it that it needs to be repealed entirely?

Working well and kept in place

10

3

16

8

9

Good things, but changes needed

66

53

75

66

63

Needs to be repealed entirely

22

41

7

23

25

Don't know/No answer

2

2

2

3

2

Q46. Do you think the 2010 health care law should be repealed immediately even if Congress hasn’t agreed on a new law to replace it, or do you think the 2010 health care law should be repealed only after Congress has agreed on a new health care law to replace it?

****IF ANSWERED YES TO REPEAL ENTIRELY****

 

%

Repeal immediately w/o replacement

47

Repeal only if replacement

50

Don't know/No answer

3

Q47. If the 2010 health care law is repealed before a replacement has been passed by Congress, how concerned would you be, if at all, that individuals currently covered by the law would not have health insurancevery concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not at all concerned?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

 

Total

Rep

Dem

Ind

%

%

%

%

Very concerned

59

36

83

54

Somewhat concerned

24

39

12

26

Not very concerned

8

12

3

10

Not at all concerned

7

13

2

8

Don't know/No answer

1

1

*

2

Q48. Which comes closest to your view about ILLEGAL immigrants who are living in the U.S.? 1. They should be allowed to stay in the U.S and eventually apply for citizenship, 2. They should be allowed to stay in the U.S. legally, but not be allowed to apply for citizenship OR 3. They should be required to leave the U.S.

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

 

Total

Rep

Dem

Ind

Oct16a

%

%

%

%

%

Stay and apply

61

44

74

61

59

Stay but not apply

13

14

12

14

12

Required to leave

22

37

11

21

28

Don't know/No answer

4

5

3

4

2

Q49. Would you favor or oppose building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to try to stop illegal immigration?

Favor

37

65

18

36

34

Oppose

59

32

79

60

61

Don't know/No answer

3

2

3

4

5

Q50. If a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is built who do you think will ultimately pay for it the United States or Mexico?

The United States

79

60

91

80

Mexico

14

28

6

13

Both

4

9

2

4

Don't know/No answer

3

4

2

3

Q51. Which of these comes closest to your view? 1. Abortion should be generally available to those who want it. 2. Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now. OR 3. Abortion should not be permitted.

Generally available

37

19

53

35

Available but under limits

35

42

30

35

Should not be permitted

25

37

15

27

Don't know/No answer

3

2

2

4

Q55. Do you plan to watch the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on Friday afternoon, January 20th, or not?

Yes

49

70

36

45

No

48

28

59

52

Don't know/No answer

3

1

5

3

Unweighted

Weighted

Total Respondents

1,257

Republicans

339

317

Democrats

437

416

Independents

481

524