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HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #18033 -- page 1

JANUARY 2018 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 900 Adults, including 405 respondents with a cell phone only and Date: January 13-17, 2018
20 respondents reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline.

48 Male
52 Female
Study #18033
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.

The margin of error for 900 interviews among Adults is ±3.27%

The margin of error for 765 interviews among Registered Voters is ±3.54%

Unless otherwise noted by a “+” or “++”, all previous data shown reflects responses among all adults.

Q2a For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you are?
(IF “REFUSED,” ASK:) Well, would you tell me which age group you belong to? (READ LIST)

18-24 ................................................................
8
25-29 ................................................................
10
30-34 ................................................................
13
35-39 ................................................................
7
40-44 ................................................................
9
45-49 ................................................................
8
50-54 ................................................................
8
55-59 ................................................................
10
60-64 ................................................................
10
65-69 ................................................................
5
70-74 ................................................................
4
75 and over ..........................................................
7
Not sure/refused .................................................
1

Q2b To ensure that we have a representative sample, would you please tell me whether you are from a Hispanic
or Spanish-speaking background?

Yes, Hispanic ...................................................
11
No, not Hispanic ...............................................
88
Not sure/refused .............................................
1

Q2c And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race--white, black, Asian, or something else?

White ..............................................................74
Black ..............................................................12
Asian .............................................................. 1
Other .............................................................. 4
Hispanic (VOL) ............................................. 7
Not sure/refused ........................................... 2

White, Non-Hispanic.......................................70

Q3 Registered Voter.

Yes ...................................................85
No .....................................................15
Not sure .......................................... -
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Q4 In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president? (IF
APPROVE/DISAPPROVE) And, do you strongly or just somewhat (approve/disapprove) of the job Donald
Trump is doing as president?

1/18 12/17 10/17 9/17 8/17 6/17
Strongly approve ........................... 26 24 22 25 24 25
Somewhat approve ...................... 13 17 16 18 16 15
Somewhat disapprove ................ 6 8 9 10 10 10
Strongly disapprove ....................... 51 48 49 42 45 45
Not sure ....................................... 4 3 4 5 5 5

1/18 12/17 10/17 9/17 8/17 6/17 5/17 4/17 2/17
Total Approve .................... 39 41 38 43 40 40 39 40 44
Total Disapprove ............... 57 56 58 52 55 55 54 54 48
Not sure........................... 4 3 4 5 5 5 7 6 8

Moving on…
Q5 Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures and groups and I'd like you to rate your
feelings toward each one as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative.
If you don't know the name, please just say so. (ALWAYS ASK DONALD TRUMP FIRST, RANDOMIZE)

Don't Know
Very Somewhat Somewhat Very Name/
Positive Positive Neutral Negative Negative Not Sure
Donald Trump
January 2018 ........................................ 24 12 8 8 48 -
December 2017 ..................................... 21 16 9 9 45 -
October 2017 ........................................ 23 13 10 8 46 -
September 2017 .................................... 23 16 12 10 39 -
August 2017 .......................................... 22 14 12 12 40 -
June 2017 ............................................. 25 13 11 9 41 1
May 2017 .............................................. 21 17 9 10 42 1
April 2017 ................................................ 23 16 11 10 40 -
February 2017 ......................................... 27 16 10 12 35 -
January 2017 .......................................... 20 18 13 10 38 1
December 2016 ....................................... 20 20 13 11 35 1
October 10-13, 2016+ ............................. 15 14 8 10 52 1
October 8-10, 2016+ ............................... 17 13 7 12 51 -
September 2016+................................ 15 13 11 12 49 -
August 2016+ .......................................... 13 15 11 11 50 -
July 2016+ ............................................... 10 17 13 11 49 -
June 2016+ ............................................. 12 17 11 12 48 -
May 2016+ .............................................. 13 16 12 14 44 1
April 2016+ .............................................. 11 13 10 12 53 1
March 2016+ ........................................... 12 13 11 10 54 -
February 2016+ ....................................... 11 17 12 10 49 1
January 2016+ ........................................ 14 15 12 11 47 1
December 2015 ....................................... 12 15 13 12 47 1
October 25-29, 2015 ............................... 10 17 17 14 42 -
October 15-18, 2015 ............................... 13 17 17 14 39 -
September 2015 ...................................... 8 17 16 14 44 1
July 2015 ................................................. 10 16 16 13 43 2
February 2011 ......................................... 9 17 40 18 11 5
May 2004+ .............................................. 9 17 38 14 15 7
December 1999 ....................................... 4 12 28 24 25 7
October 1999 .......................................... 3 11 25 23 32 6
July 1990 ................................................. 3 11 28 25 24 9
High
February 2017 ......................................... 27 16 10 12 35 -
Presidential Term Low
January 2018 ........................................ 24 12 8 8 48 -
All-time Trump Low
April 2016+ .............................................. 11 13 10 12 53 1
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
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Q5 (cont'd) Don't Know
Very Somewhat Somewhat Very Name/
Positive Positive Neutral Negative Negative Not Sure
1
Barack Obama
January 2018 ................................... 41 16 13 10 19 1
August 2017 ..................................... 35 16 14 13 22 -
April 2017 ......................................... 36 16 14 12 21 1
January 2017 .................................. 40 17 10 11 22 -
December 2016............................... 36 16 12 12 24 -
October 10-13, 2016+ ..................... 36 15 9 10 29 1
September 2016+ ........................... 36 15 9 11 28 1
August 2016+ .................................. 36 14 10 12 28 -
July 2016+....................................... 33 17 9 14 27 -
June 2016+ ..................................... 30 18 11 11 30 -
May 2016+ ...................................... 32 17 10 10 31 -
April 2016+ ...................................... 28 18 13 14 27 -
March 2016+ ................................... 28 19 10 12 31 -
February 2016+............................... 30 18 11 11 30 -
January 2016+ ................................ 27 20 11 12 30 -
December 2015............................... 23 21 9 14 32 1
October 25-29, 2015 ....................... 27 17 12 12 31 1
September 2015.............................. 28 18 14 11 29 -
July 2015......................................... 24 20 13 14 29 -
June 2015 ....................................... 25 20 13 14 27 1
March 2015 ..................................... 24 20 12 14 29 1
January 2015 .................................. 24 21 13 12 29 1
November 2014............................... 24 21 11 11 32 1
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ .................. 23 20 12 13 32 -
October 8-12, 2014+ ....................... 21 22 11 12 34 -
August 2014 .................................... 22 18 13 14 33 -
June 2014 ....................................... 20 21 13 14 31 1
March 2014 ..................................... 21 20 15 14 30 -
January 2014 .................................. 23 19 13 14 30 1
December 2013............................... 22 20 11 13 33 1
October 7-9, 2013 ........................... 26 21 11 11 30 1
May 30-June 2, 2013 ...................... 28 19 13 12 28 -
April 2013 ........................................ 30 17 10 15 27 1
January 2013 .................................. 31 21 11 11 26 -
December 2012............................... 37 16 9 14 24 -
October 2012+ ................................ 34 15 8 12 31 -
September 26-30, 2012+ ................ 37 15 6 11 31 -
August 2012+ .................................. 31 17 8 13 30 1
June 2012 ....................................... 29 19 14 11 27 -
January 2012 .................................. 28 22 10 14 25 1
August 2011 .................................... 24 20 12 14 30 -
April 2011 ........................................ 28 22 14 13 23 -
January 2011 .................................. 29 23 15 14 18 1
November 2010............................... 28 21 12 13 26 -
October 28-30, 2010+ ..................... 29 18 12 15 27 -
June 2010 ....................................... 27 20 13 15 25 -
March 2010 ..................................... 31 19 11 14 24 1
January 23-25, 2010 ....................... 29 23 14 14 20 -
December 2009............................... 29 21 13 15 22 -
October 2009 .................................. 36 20 11 12 21 -
February 2009 ................................. 47 21 12 9 10 1
January 2009 .................................. 43 23 17 8 6 3
High
February 2009 ................................. 47 21 12 9 10 1
Presidential Term Low
August 2014 .................................... 22 18 13 14 33 -
All-time Obama Low
October 28-30, 2006+ ..................... 14 17 18 5 6 40
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.
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Q5 (cont'd) Don't Know
Very Somewhat Somewhat Very Name/
Positive Positive Neutral Negative Negative Not Sure
1
George W. Bush
January 2018 ................................... 16 30 27 17 9 1
August 2017 ..................................... 17 28 25 17 13 -
July 2016+ ........................................ 18 20 21 20 20 1
February 2016+ ................................ 14 23 20 17 25 1
January 2016+ ................................. 14 23 19 20 23 1
March 2015 ...................................... 12 23 25 16 23 1
September 2014+............................. 14 23 24 16 22 1
July 2013 .......................................... 13 25 22 14 25 1
April 2013 ......................................... 14 21 21 16 28 -
June 2012 ........................................ 13 23 18 19 26 1
August 2011 ..................................... 15 20 20 20 24 -
May 2011 ......................................... 13 24 22 16 24 1
October 28-30, 2010+ ...................... 12 20 16 17 34 1
August 26-30, 2010+ ........................ 8 22 22 15 32 1
June 2010 ........................................ 7 22 21 19 31 -
January 2010 ................................... 10 20 18 17 34 1
April 2009 ......................................... 9 17 15 16 41 2
January 2009 ................................... 13 18 11 17 41 -
December 2008 ................................ 11 20 10 16 43 -
October 17-20, 2008+ ...................... 11 18 11 15 45 -
October 4-5, 2008+ .......................... 12 18 12 13 45 -
September 19-22, 2008+ ................. 13 17 11 13 46 -
September 6-8, 2008+ ..................... 15 18 12 14 41 -
August 2008+ ................................... 15 19 11 15 40 -
July 2008+ ........................................ 14 18 10 16 42 -
March 24-25, 2008+ ......................... 16 17 12 13 41 1
March 7-10, 2008+ ........................... 16 18 10 12 43 1
January 2008 ................................... 14 18 10 17 40 1
June 2007 ........................................ 12 20 11 15 42 -
January 2007 ................................... 17 18 12 17 35 1
June 2006 ........................................ 18 21 9 15 37 -
January 2006 ................................... 24 17 12 13 33 1
July 2005 .......................................... 27 20 10 15 28 -
January 2005 ................................... 32 19 9 15 25 -
June 2004+ ...................................... 33 15 8 14 30 -
January 2004 ................................... 38 17 8 13 24 -
July 2003 .......................................... 38 21 9 14 17 -
January 2003 ................................... 36 20 12 16 16 -
June 2002 ........................................ 43 27 11 10 9 -
January 2002 ................................... 53 26 10 7 4 -
June 2001 ........................................ 30 23 16 15 15 1
January 2001 ................................... 25 25 18 13 17 2
High
December 2001 ................................ 54 26 9 6 5 -
Low
April 2009 ......................................... 9 17 15 16 41 2

Steve Bannon
January 2018 ..................................... - 5 17 13 36 29
October 2017 ..................................... 2 6 18 11 31 32

Oprah Winfrey
January 2018 ................................... 24 24 27 10 14 1
December 2007 ................................ 23 21 29 12 13 2

sh + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.
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Q5 (cont'd) Don't Know
Very Somewhat Somewhat Very Name/
Positive Positive Neutral Negative Negative Not Sure
The Me Too Movement
January 2018 ................................. 23 14 20 5 5 33
December 2017 .............................. 19 11 15 6 6 43

Mike Pence
January 2018 ................................... 20 13 17 16 23 11
April 2017 ......................................... 24 14 13 16 23 10
February 2017 ................................. 27 15 17 14 21 6
January 2017 .................................. 20 15 22 11 21 11
December 2016 ................................ 21 16 18 9 20 16
October 10-13, 2016+ ...................... 20 16 22 11 17 14
September 2016+............................. 16 10 21 10 15 28
August 2016+ ................................... 10 13 28 12 13 24

Robert Mueller
January 2018* .................................... 15 13 21 7 7 37
December 2017 ................................ 16 12 15 11 10 36
June 2017 .......................................... 13 11 28 6 5 37

Joe Biden
January 2018* .............................. 30 24 22 11 11 2
January 2017 ............................... 35 21 19 10 12 3
October 2015 ............................... 19 23 24 17 14 3
September 2015 ........................... 15 25 25 14 14 7
June 2015 .................................... 16 24 24 16 15 5
November 2014 ............................ 13 22 22 17 21 5
June 2014 .................................... 11 21 25 15 21 7
July 2013 ...................................... 17 21 21 15 20 6
January 2013 ............................... 20 21 17 16 21 5
December 2012 ............................ 21 18 18 15 23 5
October 2012+ ............................. 21 19 15 13 29 3
September 26-30, 2012+ ............. 18 19 19 14 24 6
August 2012+ ............................... 15 21 20 14 26 4
July 2012+ .................................... 15 20 23 14 23 5
May 2012 ..................................... 15 20 21 16 21 7
December 2010 ............................ 10 24 25 15 18 8
August 26-30, 2010 ...................... 13 21 21 15 20 9
January 10-14, 2010 .................... 15 23 25 15 14 8
July 2009 ...................................... 13 25 20 17 19 6
January 2009 ............................... 20 27 22 12 9 10
December 2008 ............................ 20 25 25 12 11 7
October 17-20, 2008+ .................. 28 23 19 12 14 4
October 4-5, 2008+ ...................... 21 22 24 12 15 6
September 19-22, 2008+ ............. 17 20 25 13 16 9
September 6-8, 2008+ ................. 18 22 23 13 12 12
September 2007 ........................... 4 13 26 11 11 35
December 2006 ............................ 3 14 23 10 6 44
June 2004+ .................................. 5 11 25 6 4 49
sh + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
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Q5 (cont'd) Don't Know
Very Somewhat Somewhat Very Name/
Positive Positive Neutral Negative Negative Not Sure
Paul Ryan
January 2018^ .................................... 7 21 24 14 19 15
September 2017 ................................. 4 20 23 20 20 13
April 2017 ........................................... 6 16 25 17 23 13
February 2017 .................................... 11 23 19 17 18 12
December 2016 .................................. 8 18 28 15 12 19
October 10-13, 2016+ ........................ 6 23 25 22 14 10
July 2016+ .......................................... 9 19 25 18 12 17
June 2016+ ........................................ 8 19 25 18 11 19
May 2016+ ......................................... 8 21 27 19 10 15
April 2016+ ......................................... 9 17 28 17 11 18
October 25-29, 2015 .......................... 5 18 28 16 12 21
October 15-18, 2015 .......................... 8 16 28 14 12 22
December 2012 .................................. 14 16 23 15 19 13
October 2012+ ................................... 23 16 16 12 25 8
September 26-30, 2012+ ................... 23 14 18 13 20 12
August 2012+ ..................................... 19 14 18 11 21 17
June 2011 .......................................... 6 11 19 8 10 46

The Federal Bureau of
Investigation or FBI
January 2018**................................... 22 31 25 13 6 3
December 2017 .................................. 20 27 32 9 10 2
June 2017 .......................................... 23 31 30 10 4 2
May 2017 ........................................... 20 32 30 12 4 2
April 2017 ........................................... 16 31 34 11 7 1
December 2016 .................................. 12 25 35 18 9 1
July 2016+ .......................................... 14 26 31 16 11 2
June 2016+ ........................................ 13 35 33 11 5 3
December 2014 .................................. 12 30 37 10 6 5
May 30-June 2, 2013.......................... 18 30 35 10 5 2
June 2006 ......................................... 13 29 35 15 5 3
June 2002 .......................................... 10 30 24 21 12 3
July 1995 ............................................ 15 34 25 15 8 3

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
^ Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A) on January 13, asked of full sample January 14-16.
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
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Q5 (cont'd) Don't Know
Very Somewhat Somewhat Very Name/
Positive Positive Neutral Negative Negative Not Sure
Mitt Romney
January 2018**................................ 6 23 37 22 8 4
July 2016+ ....................................... 7 20 27 25 17 4
March 2016+ ................................... 5 17 32 25 19 2
January 2015 .................................. 8 19 29 22 18 4
September 2014+............................ 12 21 25 19 20 4
December 2012 ............................... 12 23 21 18 26 -
October 2012+ ................................ 24 19 12 15 29 1
September 26-30, 2012+ ................ 19 22 14 14 30 1
September 12-16, 2012+ ................ 18 20 18 16 27 1
August 2012+ .................................. 18 20 17 15 29 1
July 2012+ ....................................... 13 22 23 16 24 2
June 2012 ....................................... 9 24 22 17 22 6
May 2012 ........................................ 10 24 23 19 19 5
April 2012 ........................................ 10 23 26 18 18 6
March 2012 ..................................... 6 22 28 20 19 5
January 2012 .................................. 6 25 26 21 15 7
December 2011 ............................... 4 20 30 21 11 14
November 2011 ............................... 5 21 32 17 13 12
October 2011 .................................. 6 21 30 17 12 14
August 2011 .................................... 5 19 32 18 11 15
June 2011 ....................................... 7 20 30 16 10 17
February 2011 ................................. 6 19 30 13 12 20
December 9-13, 2010...................... 10 18 30 10 10 22
September 2010 .............................. 6 15 29 20 10 20
March 2010 ..................................... 7 20 29 16 9 19
July 2009 ......................................... 10 18 30 12 8 22
April 2008+ ..................................... 9 19 31 17 11 13
January 2008 .................................. 7 21 24 19 13 16
December 2007 ............................... 9 16 26 16 11 22
November 2007 ............................... 4 18 27 17 12 22
September 2007 .............................. 6 18 26 14 11 25
June 2007 ....................................... 5 16 23 13 7 36
March 2007 ..................................... 4 11 24 11 6 44
December 2006 ............................... 3 8 22 7 4 56

Mitch McConnell
January 2018^^ .................................. 1 12 21 18 21 27
October 2017 ..................................... 1 11 24 17 20 27
September 2017 ................................. - 11 21 16 25 27
February 2017 .................................... 2 12 24 14 20 28
October 2015 ..................................... 2 5 24 18 15 36
January 2015 ..................................... 2 10 25 11 17 35
November 2014 .................................. 4 14 22 13 14 33
April 2014 ........................................... 1 7 24 10 13 45
January 2013 ..................................... 2 10 22 11 11 44
January 2012 ..................................... 3 7 25 7 12 46
November 11-15, 2010....................... 3 8 22 8 11 48
September 2010 ................................. 3 9 20 9 9 50
October 2009 .................................... 3 6 19 8 6 58
January 2007 ..................................... 2 9 19 5 1 64

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
^^ Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B) on January 13, asked of full sample January 14-16.
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SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES – BY D/S (POSITIVE – NEGATIVE)
TOTAL TOTAL
D/S
POSITIVE NEGATIVE
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI............. 53 19 34
Joe Biden ................................................................. 54 22 32
Barack Obama ......................................................... 57 29 28
The Me Too Movement ............................................ 37 10 27
Oprah Winfrey .......................................................... 48 24 24
George W. Bush ....................................................... 46 26 20
Robert Mueller.......................................................... 28 14 14
Mitt Romney ............................................................. 29 30 -1
Paul Ryan................................................................. 28 33 -5
Mike Pence .............................................................. 33 39 -6
Donald Trump .......................................................... 36 56 -20
Mitch McConnell....................................................... 13 39 -26
Steve Bannon........................................................... 5 49 -44

Q6 I'm going to read you two statements about the role of government, and I'd like to know which one comes
closer to your point of view. (ROTATE STATEMENTS.)

Statement A: Government should do more to solve problems and help meet the needs of people,

Statement B: Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.

10/7-
1/18 4/17 7/15 11/14 6/14 9/13 6/13
A/Government should do more ..................... 58 57 50 52 46 52 48
B/Government is doing too many things........ 38 39 46 46 50 44 48
Some of both (VOL) .................................... 3 2 2 1 2 2 2
Not sure....................................................... 1 2 2 1 2 2 2

8/26- 1/10-
6/12 6/11 2/11 10/10+ 30/10 6/10 14/10
49 51 51 45 47 47 43
47 46 46 50 47 49 48
2 2 2 2 3 2 6
2 1 1 3 3 2 3

10/4- 9/19-
12/09 10/09 9/09 4/09 2/09 5/08+ 22/08+
44 46 45 47 51 47 48
47 48 49 46 40 45 42
7 5 5 6 7 7 8
2 1 1 1 2 1 2

7/08+ 9/07 3/07 1/02 12/97 12/951
53 55 52 45 41 32
42 38 40 43 51 62
NA 6 6 9 5 NA
5 1 2 3 3 6
1
In December 1995, the question was phrased, “Some people think the government is trying to do too many things that should
be left to individuals and businesses. Others think that government should do more to solve our country's problems. Which
comes closer to your own view?”
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
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Q7 Changing topics, knowing it is a long way off, what is your preference for the outcome of this year’s
congressional elections -- (ROTATE:) a Congress controlled by Republicans or a Congress controlled by
Democrats?

10/10- 10/8-
1/18+ 12/17+ 10/17+ 9/17+ 6/17+ 4/17+ 13/16+ 10/16+ 9/16+ 8/16+
Republican-controlled Congress... 43 39 41 42 42 43 44 42 45 43
Democrat-controlled Congress ..... 49 50 48 48 50 47 46 48 48 47
Not sure ........................................ 8 11 11 10 8 10 10 10 7 10

10/25- 10/30- 10/8-
6/16+ 5/16+ 4/16+ 29/15+ 11/1/14+ 12/14+ 9/14+ 8/14+ 6/14+ 4/14+
46 44 45 45 42 42 45 44 43 45
46 48 47 45 46 46 43 43 45 45
8 8 8 10 12 12 12 13 12 10

10/25- 10/7- 9/26-
3/14+ 1/14+ 12/13+ 28/13+ 9/13+ 9/13+ 7/13+ 6/13+ 10/12+ 30/12+
44 43 44 41 39 43 44 42 43 43
43 45 42 45 47 46 44 45 45 47
13 12 14 14 14 11 12 13 12 10

8/12+ 7/12+ 6/12+ 5/12+ 4/12+ 3/12+ 1/12+ 12/11+ 11/11+ 10/11+
42 45 44 43 44 41 41 43 43 41
47 46 45 44 46 46 47 45 46 45
11 9 11 13 10 13 12 12 11 14

10/28- 10/14- 8/26- 8/5- 5/20- 5/6-
8/11+ 6/11+ 30/10+ 18/10+ 9/10+ 30/10+ 9/10+ 6/10+ 23/10+ 11/10+
47 44 46 44 44 43 42 45 44 44
41 44 44 46 44 43 43 43 43 44
12 12 10 10 12 14 15 12 13 12

1/23- 1/10-
3/10+ 25/10+ 14/10+ 12/09+ 10/09+ 9/09+ 7/09+ 4/09+ 11/08+ 10/08+
42 42 41 41 38 40 39 39 36 36
45 44 41 43 46 43 46 48 48 49
13 14 18 16 16 17 15 13 16 15

9/08+ 8/08+ 7/08+ 6/08+ 4/08+ 3/08+ 11/07+ 9/07+ 10/06+ 9/06+
37 36 36 33 34 35 37 35 37 39
50 47 49 52 49 49 46 47 52 48
13 17 15 15 17 16 17 18 11 13

7/06+ 6/06+ 4/06+ 3/06+ 1/06+ 12/05+ 11/05+ 10/05+ 7/05+ 5/05+
38 38 39 37 38 38 37 39 40 40
48 49 45 50 47 46 48 48 45 47
14 13 16 13 15 16 15 13 15 13

10/04+ 9/04+ 6/04+ 5/04+ 3/04+ 1/04 12/13/03 10/02+ 9/02 7/02
43 42 42 41 42 42 42 43 42 43
44 46 44 44 45 43 42 42 42 41
13 12 14 15 13 15 16 15 16 16

6/02 1/02 12/01 12/99 10/99 7/99 6/99 4/99 3/99 10/98+
42 44 42 40 39 39 42 41 37 41
41 40 40 44 41 43 41 40 43 43
17 16 18 16 20 18 17 19 20 16

9/98 7/98 6/98 2/98 1/98 12/97 9/97 7/97 4/97
40 41 39 41 40 41 41 45 44
39 40 40 37 42 37 39 39 38
21 19 21 22 18 22 20 16 18
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
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Q8 Will your vote for Congress this November be a vote to send a signal of support for President Trump, a
signal of opposition to President Trump, or not a signal either way about President Trump? +

A vote to send signal of support for Trump .................................. 26
A vote to send signal of opposition to Trump ............................... 38
Not a signal either way about Trump ........................................... 34
Not sure ..................................................................................... 2
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

BARACK OBAMA TREND
10/8- 10/14- 8/26- 1/23-
12/14+ 6/14+ 3/14+ 18/10+ 30/10+ 6/10+ 25/10+
A vote to send signal of support for Obama ................................
24 24 24 35 27 27 37
A vote to send signal of opposition to Obama ..............................
32 34 33 34 29 32 27
Not a signal either way about Obama ................................ 43 41 41 31 41 39 35
Do not plan to vote (VOL)...........................................................
- - - - - - -
Not sure................................................................ - 1 2 - 3 2 1
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters

GEORGE W. BUSH TREND
10/28- 10/13- 9/30- 9/8-
30/06+ 16/06+ 10/2/06+ 11/06+ 7/06+ 6/06+
A vote to send signal of support for Bush ...... 22 22 28 25 21 21
A vote to send signal of opposition to Bush ... 37 38 39 37 38 38
Not a signal either way about Bush ............... 38 38 31 36 39 39
Do not plan to vote (VOL) ............................ 1 - - - - -
Not sure ....................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2

Bill
Clinton
4/06+ 3/06+ 11/05+ 10/02+1 10/98+2
21 20 21 31 28
31 37 39 19 23
45 41 36 49 49
- - 1 - NA
3 2 3 1 -
1
In October 2002, the question was phrased, “Is your vote for Congress this November a vote to send a signal of support for President
Bush, a signal of opposition to President Bush, or not a signal either way about President Bush?
2
In October 1998, the question was phrased, “Is your vote for Congress this November a vote to send a signal of support for Bill
Clinton, a signal of opposition to Bill Clinton, or not a signal either way about Bill Clinton?”
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
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Moving on…
Q9 Which ONE of the following statements best describes your feelings toward Donald Trump? (DO NOT
ROTATE)

Donald Barack George W. Bill George Ronald
1
Trump Obama Bush Clinton H.W. Bush Reagan
1/18 2/17 1/17 1/09 3/06 6/96+ 10/91 1/87
Like personally and approve most policies ......... 23 31 29 55 29 36 43 39
Like personally but disapprove of many policies. 6 7 7 22 28 19 35 27
Don’t like personally, approve most of policies ... 17 16 17 5 4 14 7 6
Don’t like personally, disapprove many policies . 52 43 44 10 38 27 12 25
None of these (VOL)......................................... 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 NA
Not sure ............................................................ 1 1 2 5 - 2 2 4
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
1987 comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Cambridge Reports/Research International.

Q10a Which of the following words, if any, describe how you feel about Donald Trump’s first year as president?
(RANDOMIZE) (ALLOW MULTIPLE RESPONSES) *

Positive
Hopeful.......................................................................................... 23
Proud ............................................................................................ 12
Excited .......................................................................................... 8
Relieved ........................................................................................ 6
Negative
Disgusted ...................................................................................... 38
Scared .......................................................................................... 24
Angry............................................................................................. 11
Not sure ...................................................................................... 2
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).

DECEMBER 2016 TREND
Which of the following words, if any, describe how you feel about
results of the U.S. presidential election?
Positive
Hopeful.......................................................................................... 32
Excited .......................................................................................... 12
Relieved ........................................................................................ 11
Proud ............................................................................................ 8
Negative
Disgusted ...................................................................................... 25
Scared .......................................................................................... 23
Angry............................................................................................. 8
Not sure ...................................................................................... 2

Q10b And, what one word or VERY short phrase would describe how you feel about Donald Trump’s first year as
president? (DO NOT PROBE) **
SEE VERBATIM RESPONSES
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Q11 Now, how would you rate Donald Trump on the following qualities, using a five-point scale, on which a "5"
means a very good rating, a "1" means a very poor rating, and a "3" means a mixed rating? (IF "NOT
SURE," RECORD AS "DK.") (RANDOMIZE)

THIS TABLE RANKED BY % VERY GOOD RATING
Very Good Very Poor
Rating Rating Cannot
5 4 3 2 1 Rate
Being direct and straightforward in communicating with
the American people
January 2018 ....................................................................... 31 12 13 10 34 -
February 2017 ..................................................................... 38 12 12 7 31 -
January 2017 ....................................................................... 36 12 14 7 31 -
Being firm and decisive in decision-making
January 2018 ....................................................................... 26 16 17 9 32 -
April 2017............................................................................. 31 19 17 9 24 -
February 2017 ..................................................................... 38 19 15 8 20 -
January 2017 ....................................................................... 38 16 13 9 23 1
Changing business as usual in Washington
January 2018 ....................................................................... 22 13 23 9 32 1
June 2017 ............................................................................ 25 14 23 10 27 1
April 2017............................................................................. 25 14 21 11 28 1
February 2017 ..................................................................... 33 12 22 10 21 2
January 2017 ....................................................................... 33 12 20 11 22 2
Being effective and getting things done
January 2018 ....................................................................... 22 14 15 12 37 -
April 2017............................................................................. 21 18 20 10 31 -
February 2017 ..................................................................... 30 16 19 11 23 1
January 2017 ....................................................................... 30 13 23 9 23 2
April 2016+ .......................................................................... 27 11 20 12 30 -
October 25-29, 2015+ .......................................................... 28 20 18 12 21 1
Caring about average people
January 2018 ....................................................................... 20 10 13 9 48 -
Being honest and trustworthy
January 2018*...................................................................... 17 12 14 8 49 -
June 2017 ............................................................................ 17 14 13 7 48 1
April 2017............................................................................. 12 13 21 6 47 1
February 2017 ..................................................................... 19 15 17 8 41 -
January 2017 ....................................................................... 20 12 15 11 41 1
Being knowledgeable and experienced enough to
handle the presidency
January 2018 ....................................................................... 17 11 14 8 50 -
June 2017 ............................................................................ 13 15 17 9 46 -
April 2017............................................................................. 12 15 19 8 46 -
February 2017 ..................................................................... 15 17 17 8 42 1
January 2017 ....................................................................... 17 15 15 11 42 -
April 2016+ .......................................................................... 11 10 17 13 48 -
October 25-29, 2015+ .......................................................... 10 14 21 13 42 -
Being steady and reliable
January 2018 ....................................................................... 17 11 15 8 49 -
Dealing with an international crisis
January 2018 ....................................................................... 16 12 15 6 50 1
April 2017............................................................................. 16 14 19 12 38 1
February 2017 ..................................................................... 14 15 20 11 39 1
January 2017 ....................................................................... 16 15 18 11 39 1
April 2016+ .......................................................................... 11 9 15 11 53 -
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
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Q11 (cont’d) Very Good Very Poor
Rating Rating Cannot
5 4 3 2 1 Rate
Having high personal and ethical standards
January 2018** .................................................................... 11 10 16 9 53 1
January 2017 ....................................................................... 11 15 19 12 43 -
Having the right temperament
January 2018 ....................................................................... 9 10 16 8 56 1
June 2017 ............................................................................ 10 12 16 10 52 -
April 2017............................................................................. 11 10 20 13 46 -
February 2017 ..................................................................... 8 10 25 10 45 2
January 2017 ....................................................................... 10 11 18 12 49 -
April 2016+ .......................................................................... 6 6 17 11 60 -
October 25-29, 2015+ .......................................................... 7 7 23 16 47 -
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

Q12a And how confident are you that Donald Trump has the right set of goals and policies to be president of the
United States––extremely confident, quite confident, only somewhat confident, or not at all confident?

Donald Barack George Bill
Trump Obama W. Bush Clinton
1/18* 1/17 1/09 12/08 1/01 1/93
Extremely confident .......................... 19 14 29 30 15 19
Quite confident .................................. 14 16 25 24 25 31
Only somewhat confident .................. 16 26 30 29 37 35
Not at all confident ............................ 51 44 15 16 21 13
Not sure .......................................... - - 1 1 2 2
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).

Q12b How confident are you that Donald Trump has the right set of personal characteristics to be president of the
United States––extremely confident, quite confident, only somewhat confident, or not at all confident?

Donald Barack George Bill
Trump Obama W. Bush Clinton
1/18** 1/17 1/09 12/08 1/01 1/93
Extremely confident .......................... 15 13 31 33 19 16
Quite confident .................................. 14 19 28 22 21 31
Only somewhat confident .................. 15 21 28 28 36 37
Not at all confident ............................ 55 46 12 15 22 13
Not sure .......................................... 1 1 1 2 2 3
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
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Q13 Now I’m going to read you a series of elements about Donald Trump, both as a person and as President of
the United States. For each, please tell me whether in general you feel positive, feel neutral, or feel
negative about Donald Trump in this area.

TABLE RANKED BY % POSITIVE
Feel Feel Feel Not
Positive Neutral Negative Sure
As the First Family with his wife and children* ...... 35 32 33 -
As a leader ........................................................... 34 12 53 1
As commander-in-chief ......................................... 34 14 52 -
On his stands on issues........................................ 32 18 49 1
In representing America abroad** ......................... 28 15 57 -
As a role model ..................................................... 17 22 61 -
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

JANUARY 2010 – BARACK OBAMA TREND
Feel Feel Feel Not
Positive Neutral Negative Sure
As the First Family with his wife and children ....... 72 21 5 2
As a person .......................................................... 64 25 9 2
As a leader ........................................................... 54 18 27 1
In representing America abroad ........................... 52 17 30 1
As commander-in-chief ......................................... 46 22 31 1
On his stands on issues........................................ 41 25 33 1

Q14 Now I am going to read you a few things some people say are positive accomplishments during Donald
Trump’s first year as President. Which one or two, if any, has made you feel most POSITIVE about
President Trump? (READ AND RANDOMIZE 1-7, READ 8 LAST) (IF MORE THAN TWO, SAY:) Well, if
you had to choose just two, which would you choose?

RESPONSES RANKED BY % MOST POSITIVE
A strong economy with low unemployment and a record high stock market ............................ 20
Putting America first and ensuring that we take care of our country ........................................ 13
Tax reform and lowering taxes for companies and some people ............................................. 10
Military success against ISIS in Iraq and Syria ........................................................................ 10
Willing to frankly say what is on his mind and not be politically correct.................................... 9
Shaking things up and challenging politics as usual in Washington......................................... 9
Appointing conservative federal judges ................................................................................... 6
Cutting back on federal rules and regulations ................................................................................................
5
Or have none of these made you feel positive about President Trump.............................................................. 37
All of these (VOL)................................................................................................................... 7
Some other reason (VOL) ...................................................................................................... -
Not sure ................................................................................................................................. 2

RELATED APRIL 100 DAY TREND
Thinking about the events of the past one hundred days, which one or two of the following, if any,
has made you feel most POSITIVE about President Trump?
Putting America first and ensuring that we take care of our country ................................................................ 18
Working to improve the economy and stopping U.S. jobs from going overseas................................ 18
Working to repeal the policies of Barack Obama on issues like health care,
immigration and environmental regulations ................................................................................................
13
Dealing with adversaries like Syria, Russia, and North Korea................................................................ 12
Appointing talented people to his cabinet and the Supreme Court....................................... 9
Shaking things up and changing politics as usual in Washington ........................................ 5
His personal style and leadership ........................................................................................ 2
None of these has made you feel positive about President Trump ................................................................ 40
All of these (VOL) ............................................................................................................... 4
Some other reason (VOL) .................................................................................................. -
Not sure.............................................................................................................................. -
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
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Now, thinking more about the economy…
Q15 How satisfied are you with the state of the U.S. economy today—are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied,
somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied with the state of the economy?

High Low
10/30- 10/8-
1/18 4/17 6/15 1/15 11/1/14+ 12/14+ 8/14 1/14 6/13 9/98 2/09
Very satisfied ................ 21 8 4 6 4 2 3 2 4 31 1
Somewhat satisfied....... 48 48 33 39 32 29 32 26 32 55 6
Somewhat dissatisfied .. 22 29 34 31 34 34 31 37 35 10 22
Very dissatisfied ........... 8 14 29 23 30 34 33 34 29 3 70
Not sure ........................ 1 1 - 1 - 1 1 1 - 1 1

5/6-
1/13 10/10+ 6/10+ 10/10 1/10 10/09 9/09 7/09 6/09 4/09 2/09
3 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1
24 17 16 17 15 17 21 11 11 16 6
32 31 34 36 33 31 35 31 33 30 22
40 48 48 45 50 49 41 56 54 52 70
1 1 - - 1 1 1 - 1 - 1

1/09 4/08+ 12/07 9/06+ 1/04 12/02 10/02+ 9/02 7/02 4/02 1/02
2 2 5 10 6 3 4 2 4 6 4
8 12 27 33 45 33 27 32 42 44 43
25 28 28 32 30 38 37 41 39 33 39
65 58 40 25 18 25 31 24 14 15 13
- - - - 1 1 1 1 1 2 1

12/01 1/01 4/00+ 10/99 12/98 10/98+ 9/98 12/97 9/97 6/97
5 18 29 23 26 27 31 18 13 10
47 57 52 53 54 55 55 52 52 51
32 18 12 17 13 12 10 20 23 27
15 6 6 7 6 5 3 8 10 10
1 1 1 - 1 1 1 2 2 2

3/97 12/96 9/96 6/96 5/96+ 3/96 1/96 7/95 4/95 12/94
13 9 7 5 4 3 3 4 4 4
45 51 49 43 43 39 37 39 40 41
27 27 30 32 38 37 38 35 37 38
13 11 12 18 14 19 19 21 18 15
2 2 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 2
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
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Q16 During the next twelve months, do you think that the nation's economy will get better, get worse, or stay
about the same?

High Low
10/7-
1/18 2/17 12/16 9/09 9/13
Economy will get better ....................... 35 41 42 47 17
Economy will get worse ....................... 20 21 19 20 42
Economy will stay about the same ..... 43 36 38 30 38
Not sure............................................. 2 2 1 3 3

10/8-
12/15 7/15 3/15 12/14 12/14+ 9/14+ 6/14 4/14
24 25 29 31 28 27 27 26
24 24 21 17 24 20 24 26
50 51 48 51 46 51 48 47
2 - 2 1 2 2 1 1

10/25- 10/7-
3/14 12/13 28/13 9/13 9/13 7/13 6/13 12/12
26 29 23 17 27 31 32 38
25 24 34 42 24 21 18 28
48 46 42 38 48 47 49 33
1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1

9/26- 9/12-
10/12+ 30/12+ 16/12+ 8/12+ 7/12+ 6/12 5/12 4/12
45 44 42 36 27 35 33 38
9 13 18 18 25 20 19 19
34 35 32 38 45 41 46 42
12 8 8 8 3 4 2 1

3/12 1/12 12/11 11/11 10/11 8/11 7/11 6/11
40 37 30 25 21 22 26 29
23 17 22 28 32 30 31 30
35 44 47 47 45 47 41 39
2 2 1 - 2 1 2 2

10/14- 8/26-
4/11 2/11 1/11 12/10 11/10 18/10+ 9/10 30/10
33 29 40 32 37 37 32 26
21 29 17 24 15 20 24 26
46 41 42 42 46 41 41 45
- 1 1 2 2 2 3 3

8/5- 5/6- 1/10-
9/10 6/10 10/10 3/10 14/10 10/09 9/09 7/09
34 33 40 41 41 42 47 44
25 23 20 22 19 22 20 21
39 43 38 36 38 33 30 32
2 1 2 1 2 3 3 3

6/09 4/09 10/08+ 10/06+ 10/04+ 10/02+ 10/98+1 10/94
46 38 38 22 43 41 17 31
22 30 20 22 10 20 24 24
29 30 37 51 33 34 54 40
3 2 5 5 14 5 5 5
1
Prior to April 2001, the question was phrased, “Over the next year…”
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
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(ASKED AMONG RESPONDENTS WHO SAY ECONOMY WILL GET BETTER)
Q16a Which of the following best describe the reason you believe the economy will do better over the next 12
months (ROTATE TOP TWO)

1/18 2/17
Among Among
Economy Among Economy Among
Better All Adults Better All Adults
Mostly because of President Trump’s new economic policies ................... 65 23 73 30
Mostly because of what President Obama set in motion during
his time in office ......................................................................................... 6 2 5 2
Mostly because the normal business cycle is improving ............................ 29 10 20 8
Not sure ................................................................................................... - - 2 1
Economy will get worse on Q16 ................................................................. NA 20 NA 21
Economy will stay about the same on Q16 ................................................ NA 43 NA 36
Not sure on Q16 ......................................................................................... NA 2 NA 2

Q17a Which of the following statements best represents your view about the fact that the Dow Jones Industrial
Average has hit an all-time high? (ROTATE.)
1
1/18* 6/13 3/13
It is an indication that the U.S. economy is doing better overall ............... 41 21 22
It is an indication that corporations and the wealthy are doing better,
but not necessarily the economy overall .................................................. 53 68 60
Neither (VOL) ........................................................................................ 2 5 11
Not sure ................................................................................................ 4 6 7
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
1
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Hart/McInturff for CNBC.

Q17b In looking at 2018, do you think that it will be a time of economic expansion for you and your family and an
opportunity to move ahead, or do you think that it will be a time to hold back and save because harder times
are ahead?

1/18** 1/16+ 1/13 1/08 12/05 1/05 3/01 1/01 12/98
Time of expansion/opportunity................... 39 32 34 19 29 40 32 29 32
Time to hold back/harder times ahead ...... 53 58 60 70 60 51 56 60 57
Some of both (VOL) ................................ 2 4 2 7 8 6 7 7 5
Not sure ................................................... 6 6 4 4 3 3 5 4 6
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Switching gears and thinking about something else...
Q18 Today the United States is generally considered to be the world's leading nation. Twenty years from now,
which country do you think will be the leader? (READ LIST. ROTATE 1-6, READ 7 LAST. ACCEPT ONLY
ONE RESPONSE.)

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE
1/18 12/11 1/11 12/09 5/971 3/951
The United States.............................. 47 39 35 37 56 54
China ................................................. 26 35 38 39 9 3
The European Union2 ........................ 5 1 3 5 4 6
Japan ................................................ 4 4 4 2 10 6
Russia ............................................... 2 1 1 1 1 1
India .................................................. 1 2 1 2 NA NA
No country will be the leader ............. 11 14 14 11 16 26
Not sure........................................... 5 2 4 3 4 4
1
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Hart-Teeter for WSJ/Nikkei.
2
Prior to December 2009, the item was phrased, “European nations.”
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Q19 Held for later release.

Now, moving on…
Q20 Do you think the new tax reform bill recently signed into law by President Trump is a good idea or bad idea?
If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so. (If Good idea/Bad idea, ask:) And, do you feel
that way strongly, or not so strongly?

1/18 12/171 10/17
TOTAL GOOD IDEA ....................... 30 24 25
Strongly ........................................... 25 20 20
Not so strongly ............................... 5 4 5
TOTAL BAD IDEA .......................... 38 41 35
Not so strongly ............................. 5 4 4
Strongly ........................................... 33 37 31
Do not have an opinion .................... 30 34 39
Not sure .......................................... 2 1 1
1
Prior to January 2018, the question was phrased, “Do you think that
President Trump’s tax plan is a good idea or bad idea?”

Q21 Now that President Trump’s tax plan has become law, do you believe that you and your family will pay more
in taxes, pay less in taxes, about the same, or don’t you know enough to say one way or another?

1/18 12/171 10/172
Pay more in taxes .............................................. 26 32 25
Pay less in taxes ................................................ 19 17 14
Pay about the same ........................................... 25 23 21
Don’t know enough .......................................... 30 28 40
1
Prior to January 2018, the question began, “If President Trump’s tax plan
became law…”
2
In October 2017, language was “…do you believe that you would pay…”
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Now, thinking about North Korea for a moment…
Q22 Do you feel that the actions taken by Donald Trump against North Korea leader Kim Jong Un make
it…(ROTATE) more likely, less likely…or make no difference in the likelihood that America will get into a
military conflict with North Korea? **

More likely............................................................................
52
Less likely ............................................................................
16
No difference ................................................................ 26
Not sure .............................................................................
6
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

(READ TO ALL)
On another topic…
Q23 If a law passed in your state that allowed adults to purchase small quantities of marijuana for their own
personal use from regulated, state-licensed businesses would you (ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM/BOTTOM
TO TOP) -- actively support such a law, be in favor but not actively support it, be opposed to it but not
actively try to have it overturned, or be opposed to such a law and actively work to overturn it?

1/18 1/14
Actively support ................................................................ 31 24
Favor but not actively support it ...........................................29 31
Opposed but not actively try to have it overturned ...............24 24
Opposed and actively work to overturn it .............................14 19
Not sure................................................................................2 2

Q24 Which of the following substances would you say is the MOST harmful to a person’s overall health
(RANDOMIZE) (IF ALL, THEN ASK:) Now, if you had to choose just one, which substance would you say is
the MOST harmful? **

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY HIGHEST PERCENTAGE
1/18** 1/14
Tobacco ................................... 41 49
Alcohol ..................................... 24 24
Sugar ....................................... 21 15
Marijuana ................................. 9 8
All (VOL) ............................... 3 3
None are harmful (VOL) ........ - -
Not sure ................................. 2 1
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

Q25-28 Held for later release.
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Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only.
(ASKED IF REGISTERED VOTER SAMPLE)
QF1 A lot of people are unable to get out and vote for many reasons. Did you happen to vote in the November
2016 election for president? (IF “YES,” ASK:) Which of the following statements describes your vote?
(ROTATE STATEMENTS :1-4 TOP TO BOTTOM, BOTTOM TO TOP)

(IF “SOMEONE ELSE,” ASK:) And, was your vote for Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, or someone else? +

Voted for Trump because you liked him or his policies ................................ 22
Voted for Trump because you did not like Clinton or her policies................. 17
Voted for Clinton because you did not like Trump or his policies ................. 18
Voted for Clinton because you liked her or her policies................................ 25
Voted for Gary Johnson (VOL) ................................................................... 2
Voted for Jill Stein (VOL) ............................................................................ 1
Voted for someone else (VOL) .................................................................. 6
Voted, not sure ........................................................................................... 1
No, Did Not Vote .......................................................................................... 7
Not sure...................................................................................................... 1
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

(ASKED OF REPUBLICAN AND LEAN REPUBLICAN TRUMP VOTERS)
QF1a Do you consider yourself to be more of a supporter of Donald Trump or more of a supporter of the
Republican Party?

1/17+ 12/17+ 10/17+ 8/17+
Supporter of Donald Trump ................................................................ 56 55 54 58
Supporter of the Republican Party ...............................................................
40 38 42 38
Both (VOL) ................................................................................................
1 4 2 2
Neither (VOL) .............................................................................................
1 1 - 1
Not sure................................................................................................
2 2 2 1
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

(ASKED OF DEMOCRATS AND LEAN DEMOCRATIC REGISTERED VOTERS)
QF1b Regardless of how you feel today, during the 2016 Democratic nominating contest would you have
described yourself as a supporter of Hillary Clinton, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, or a supporter of another
Democratic candidate, or did you have no strong preference?

1/17+ 12/17+ 10/17+ 8/17+ 8/16+ 7/16+ 6/16+
Supporter of Hillary Clinton ................................................................ 39 35 38 38 35 39 34
Supporter of Bernie Sanders ................................................................38 40 35 36 40 38 40
Supporter of another Democratic candidate ................................................ 3 3 3 2 - - -
No strong preference ...................................................................................
19 18 21 22 24 22 25
Both (VOL)...................................................................................... 1 1 - - - 1 -
Neither (VOL) ................................................................................. - 1 - - - - 1
Not sure .......................................................................................... - 2 3 2 1 - -
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
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QF2 Are you currently employed? (IF "CURRENTLY EMPLOYED," ASK:) What type of work do you do?
(RECORD UNDER "6--OTHER.") (IF "NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED," ASK:) Are you a student, a stay-at-
home mom or dad, retired, or unemployed and looking for work?

Currently Employed
Professional, manager ......................... 28
White-collar worker .............................. 16
Blue-collar worker ................................ 19
Farmer, rancher ................................... 1
Not Currently Employed
Student ................................................. 4
Stay at home mom/dad ........................ 5
Retired ................................................. 20
Unemployed, looking for work .............. 4
Other .................................................... 3
Not sure ............................................. -

QF3 What is the last grade that you completed in school? (DO NOT READ CHOICES.)

Grade school ........................................................... -
Some high school .................................................... 4
High school graduate .............................................. 27
Some college, no degree......................................... 17
Vocational training/School ...................................... 2
2-year college degree .............................................. 14
4-year college/bachelor's degree............................. 21
Some postgraduate work, no degree ...................... 2
2-3 years postgraduate work/master's degree......... 9
Doctoral/law degree ................................................ 4
Not sure/refused .................................................... -

QF4 Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, or something
else? (IF "DEMOCRAT" OR "REPUBLICAN," ASK:) Would you call yourself a strong (Democrat/Republican)
or not a very strong (Democrat/Republican)? (IF "NOT SURE," CODE AS "NOT VERY STRONG
DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN.") (IF "INDEPENDENT," ASK:) Do you think of yourself as closer to the
Republican Party, closer to the Democratic Party, or do you think of yourself as strictly independent? (IF
"NOT SURE," CODE AS "STRICTLY INDEPENDENT.")

Strong Democrat ............................... 24
Not very strong Democrat ................. 9
Independent/lean Democrat .............. 11
Strictly Independent........................... 13
Independent/lean Republican ............ 9
Not very strong Republican ............... 8
Strong Republican ............................. 20
Other (VOL)..................................... 5
Not sure........................................... 1

QF5 Thinking about your general approach to issues, do you consider yourself to be liberal, moderate, or
conservative? (IF "LIBERAL" OR "CONSERVATIVE," ASK:) Do you consider yourself to be very
(liberal/conservative) or somewhat (liberal/conservative)?

Very liberal ......................................................... 12
Somewhat liberal ............................................... 16
Moderate ............................................................ 33
Somewhat conservative ..................................... 19
Very conservative .............................................. 18
Not sure ........................................................... 2
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QF6a/b Are you a current or retired labor union member? (ASK ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAY "NO" OR
"NOT SURE" IN QF6a.) Is anyone else in your household a current or retired labor union member?

Labor union member ........................................ 12
Union household .............................................. 6
Non-union household ....................................... 80
Not sure .......................................................... 2

QF7 How would you describe your economic circumstances—(ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM, BOTTOM TO TOP)
poor, working class, middle class, upper middle class, or well-to-do?

Poor .............................................................. 7
Working class ............................................... 30
Middle class .................................................. 44
Upper middle class ....................................... 16
Well-to-do ..................................................... 2
Not sure/refused ......................................... 1