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Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Jan. 15-18, 2017. N=1,006 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of how Donald Trump is handling the presidential transition?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-18/17

37 54 9    

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 13-16, 2017. N=1,257 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his presidential transition?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

37 48 15    
 

Republicans

74 16 10    
 

Democrats

10 79 11    
 

Independents

36 43 21    
             

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

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

56 39 5    
             

"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
Good Average Poor Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

1/13-16/17

17 18 23 36 5
 

12/9-13/16

14 20 23 36 7
             

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

 
    Will
keep
Will not
keep
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

39 54 7    
             

"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 Not
appropriate
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

26 70 4    
             

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

 
    Does
have
Does not
have
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

55 43 2    
 

12/9-13/16

60 37 2    
             

"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
Uneasy Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

33 64 3    
             

"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
Family and
businesses
Both
equally (vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/13-16/17

49 46 1 4  
 

12/9-13/16

50 44 2 4  
             

"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?"

 
    He will He won't Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

59 37 5    
 

12/9-13/16

62 32 6    
             

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

 
    Bring
together
Divide Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

34 61 5    
 

12/9-13/16

37 58 5    
             

"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 [see below]?"

 
    Mostly
help
Mostly
hurt
Have no
effect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

"Women"

 

1/13-16/17

27 43 26 4  
             
 

"The middle class"

 

1/13-16/17

42 36 19 3  
             
 

"The rich"

 

1/13-16/17

65 5 27 3  
             
 

"Large corporations"

 

1/13-16/17

72 7 17 3  
             
 

"Racial minorities"

 

1/13-16/17

31 48 17 4  
             
 

"White Americans"

 

1/13-16/17

56 12 27 5  
 

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

 
    It is
necessary
It is not
necessary
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

57 41 2    
             

"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 Not
adequate
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

46 50 4    
             

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

 
    Will Will not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-16/17

35 60 4    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 12-15, 2017. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Thinking about the 2016 presidential election: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump has handled the presidential transition?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

40 54 6    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump is qualified to serve as president, or not?"

 
    Is
qualified
Is not
qualified
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

44 52 4    
 

9/19-22/16

41 57 3    
 

9/5-8/16

36 62 2    
             

"Trump has announced that he will continue owning his businesses while putting them in a trust run by two of his children and another executive. Do you think this is enough to separate Trump's business interests from his obligations as president, or do you think he should sell his businesses?"

 
    This is
enough
Should sell
businesses
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

52 42 6    
             

"Given what you've heard or read, do you think Trump, his family and his advisers are or are not complying with federal ethics laws?"

 
    Are
complying
Are not
complying
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

43 44 13    
             

"Do you think Trump should or should not release his tax returns?"

 
    Should
release
Should not
release
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

74 18 8    
             

"All in all, do you think the news media are treating Trump fairly, or unfairly?"

 
    Treating
fairly
Treating
unfairly
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

49 47 4    
             

"All in all, do you think Trump is treating the news media fairly, or unfairly?"

 
    Treating
fairly
Treating
unfairly
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

38 57 5    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Jan. 12-15, 2017. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his presidential transition?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

40 52 8    
 

Democrats

8 86 6    
 

Independents

42 51 7    
 

Republicans

80 10 11    
             
 

11/17-20/16

46 45 8    
 

Democrats

12 82 6    
 

Independents

44 43 13    
 

Republicans

89 6 5    
             

"And what kind of president do you think Donald Trump will be? Do you expect that Trump will do a very good job as president, a fairly good job, a fairly poor job, or a very poor job?"

 
    Very
good
Fairly
good
Fairly
poor
Very
poor
Depends
(vol.)/Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/17

24 24 16 32 3
 

11/17-20/16

29 24 14 30 4
             

"Have Donald Trump's statements and actions since Election Day made you more confident or less confident in his ability to serve as president?"

 
    More
confident
Less
confident
No
difference
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/17

37 53 9 1  
 

11/17-20/16

48 43 7 2  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Jan. 12-15, 2017. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Who do you want to see take the lead role in setting policy for the country: President-elect Trump, Republicans in Congress, or Democrats in Congress?" Half-sample (Form A)

 
    Trump Republicans
in Congress
Democrats
in Congress
None of
these (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/17

28 19 41 7 5
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the transition and his preparations for becoming president?" Half-sample (Form B)

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/17

44 52 4    
 

12/12-15/16

50 41 9    
             

"From what you know, do you agree or disagree with most of what President-elect Donald Trump is proposing to do, or don't you know enough to say?" Half-sample (Form B)

 
    Agree Disagree Don't know
enough
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/17

37 40 21 2  
             

"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?" Half-sample (Form A)

 
    Extremely
confident
Quite
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not at all
confident
 
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/17

14 16 26 44  
             

"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?" Half-sample (Form B)

 
    Extremely
confident
Quite
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/17

13 19 21 46 1
             

"In terms of your own financial situation, do you think that Donald Trump's economic policies will help you, hurt you, or not make that much difference?"

 
    Help Hurt Not much
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/17

28 22 48 2  
 

12/12-15/16

32 21 46 1  
             

"Some people say the businesses Donald Trump owns will present a conflict of interest for a sitting president. Do you think this is a major problem, a minor problem, or not a problem at all? If you don't know enough about this to have an opinion, please say so."

 
    A major
problem
A minor
problem
Not a
problem
No
opinion
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/17

38 19 30 12 1
 

12/12-15/16

35 23 28 13 1

 

Quinnipiac University. Jan. 5-9, 2017. N=899 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his responsibilities as president-elect?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

37 51 12    
 

Republicans

76 12 12    
 

Democrats

10 85 5    
 

Independents

32 54 14    
             

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

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

52 43 5    
 

Republicans

89 8 3    
 

Democrats

22 74 4    
 

Independents

49 46 5    
 
 

11/17-20/16

59 37 4    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will take the nation in the right direction or the wrong direction?"

 
    Right
direction
Wrong
direction
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

45 49 7    
 

Republicans

86 6 8    
 

Democrats

11 86 3    
 

Independents

41 52 7    
 
 

11/17-20/16

53 40 7    
             

"Do you feel that Donald Trump is someone that you can relate to, or not?"

 
    Can
relate to
Cannot
relate to
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

30 68 2    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should remove regulations on businesses and corporations, or not?"

 
    Should Should
not
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

39 51 10    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should remove specific regulations intended to combat climate change, or not?"

 
    Should Should
not
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

32 59 9    
 

Republicans

52 35 14    
 

Democrats

15 81 3    
 

Independents

34 58 8    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not?"

 
    Should Should
not
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

48 47 5    
 

Republicans

86 13 1    
 

Democrats

17 78 5    
 

Independents

44 49 7    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should defend all of America's NATO allies, if necessary, or not?"

 
    Should Should
not
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

71 20 9    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should place all of his business holdings into a blind trust, or not?"

 
    Should Should
not
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/5-9/17

66 22 12    
             

"Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of the individuals President-elect Trump has nominated to be a part of his cabinet, or haven't you heard enough about them?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Haven't
heard enough
Refused  
    % % % %  
 

1/5-9/17

30 40 28 2  
             

"Do you believe President-elect Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards Russia, too unfriendly of an attitude towards Russia, or has about the right attitude towards Russia?"

 
    Too
friendly
Too
unfriendly
About right
attitude
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/5-9/17

50 4 40 7  
             

"Do you believe President-elect Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards China, too unfriendly of an attitude towards China, or has about the right attitude towards China?"

 
    Too
friendly
Too
unfriendly
About right
attitude
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/5-9/17

9 25 49 17  
             

"Do you believe President-elect Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards Israel, too unfriendly of an attitude towards Israel, or has about the right attitude towards Israel?"

 
    Too
friendly
Too
unfriendly
About right
attitude
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/5-9/17

16 14 51 19  
             

"Do you believe President-elect Trump has too friendly of an attitude towards Mexico, too unfriendly of an attitude towards Mexico, or has about the right attitude towards Mexico?"

 
    Too
friendly
Too
unfriendly
About right
attitude
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/5-9/17

1 53 39 7  
             

"Has President-elect Trump's behavior since the election made you feel better about him as president, worse about him as president, or has it not changed your opinion of him as president at all?"

 
    Better Worse Opinion
has not
changed
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/5-9/17

23 28 47 2  

 

Pew Research Center. Jan. 4-9, 2017. N=1,502 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job President-elect Trump has done so far in explaining his policies and plans for the future to the American people?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/4-9/17

39 55 6    
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

41 55 4    
             

"So far, would you say you approve or disapprove of Donald Trump's cabinet choices and other high level appointments?" N=746 (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/4-9/17

41 49 9    
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

40 51 9    
             

"In making important decisions, do you think Donald Trump will be too impulsive, too cautious, or about right?" N=746 (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 
    Too
impulsive
Too
cautious
About
right
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

1/4-9/17

58 4 34 4  
             

"How concerned are you that Donald Trump's relationships with organizations, businesses or foreign governments conflict with his ability to serve the country's best interests? Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not at all concerned?" N=756 (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not too
concerned
Not at all
concerned
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

1/4-9/17

33 24 17 25 2
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

45 20 14 20 1
             

"Do you think Donald Trump will be in charge of what goes on in his administration most of the time, or do you think other people will be really running the government most of the time?" N=756 (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 
    Trump will
be in charge
Others will
be running
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/4-9/17

50 43 7    
             

"Do you think Trump has a responsibility to publicly release his tax returns, or does he not have this responsibility?" N=746 (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 
    Has
responsibility
Doesn't have
responsibility
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/4-9/17

60 33 7    

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 4-8, 2017. N=1,032 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think the country will be better off or worse off four years from now?"

 
    Better off Worse off Same (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/4-8/17

48 46 2 5  
 

1/9-11/09

72 20 4 4  
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his presidential transition?" N=521 adults (Form A); margin of error 5

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/4-8/17

44 51 4    
 

12/7-11/16

48 48 4    
             

"What kind of president do you think Donald Trump will be: outstanding, above average, average, below average, or poor?"

 
    %        
 

Outstanding

12        
 

Above average

25        
 

Average

19        
 

Below average

11        
 

Poor

32        
 

Unsure

2        
             

"How would you rate the appointments President-elect Donald Trump has made so far to cabinet-level positions? Would you say his choices have been outstanding, above average, average, below average, or poor?" N=511 adults (Form B); margin of error 5

 
    %        
 

Outstanding

11        
 

Above average

21        
 

Average

20        
 

Below average

12        
 

Poor

32        
 

Unsure

4        

 

Suffolk University/USA Today. Dec. 14-18, 2016. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Just your best guess, do you think Donald Trump will significantly dismantle President Obama's legacy in office?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/14-18/16

59 30 12    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump has done since his election five weeks ago?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/14-18/16

41 40 19    
             

"Just your best guess, how do you think history will assess Donald Trump after his presidency? Would you say he will be viewed as a great president, a good president, a fair president, or a failed president?"

 
    Great Good Fair Failed Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/14-18/16

12 18 15 25 31
             

"When you think about Donald Trump taking office next month, how do you feel: excited, alarmed, hopeful, or bored?"

 
    Excited Alarmed Hopeful Bored Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/14-18/16

16 38 38 4 3
             

"Do you think Donald Trump has taken adequate steps to prevent conflicts of interest between his business interests and the country's interests?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/14-18/16

35 53 13    
             

"Should Congress and the new Trump administration investigate whether Russia tried to meddle in the U.S. presidential election?"

 
    Yes No Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

12/14-18/16

62 33 5 1  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Dec. 12-15, 2016. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Which of the following best describes your feeling about how Donald Trump will do during his presidency: optimistic and confident that he will do a good job, satisfied and hopeful that he will do a good job, uncertain and wondering whether he will do a good job, or pessimistic and worried that he will do a bad job?"

 
    Optimistic,
confident
Satisfied,
hopeful
Uncertain,
wondering
Pessimistic,
worried
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/12-15/16

22 23 25 29 1
             

"Now, since Election Day, based upon Donald Trump's actions have you become more confident in his ability to be president, less confident in his ability to be president, or has your opinion about Donald Trump not really changed either way?"

 
    More
confident
Less
confident
Not really
changed
   
    % % %    
 

12/12-15/16

29 23 48    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the transition and his preparations for becoming president?" Half-sample (Form A)

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/12-15/16

50 41 9    
             

"Are you generally pleased or disappointed with the people Donald Trump has appointed to posts in his administration?" Half-sample (Form B)

 
    Pleased Disappointed Mixed
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/16

43 44 5 8  
             

"Do you believe that Donald Trump's family will have the right amount of influence in the Trump Administration, too much influence, or not enough influence in the Trump Administration?" Half-sample (Form A)

 
    Right
amount
Too
much
Not
enough
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/16

38 39 14 9  
             

"Some people say the businesses Donald Trump owns will present a conflict of interest for a sitting president. Do you think this is a major problem, a minor problem, or not a problem at all? If you don't know enough about this to have an opinion, please say so." Half-sample (Form B)

 
    A major
problem
A minor
problem
Not a
problem
Don't know
enough
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/12-15/16

35 23 28 13 1
             

"Now that the presidency and the Congress are both controlled by the same party, do you expect that Congress and the president will be able to work together to end the gridlock in Washington, or do you think things will be pretty much as they were before because Congress and the president always have differences?" Half-sample (Form B)

 
    Will work
together
Pretty much
the same
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/12-15/16

54 40 6    
             

"From what you have seen and heard so far, do you think Donald Trump's presidency will change the way things are done in government, or do you think it will be business as usual under the Trump presidency?"

 
    Things
will change
Business
as usual
Some of
both (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/12-15/16

68 28 1 1 2
             

"In general, do you believe that Donald Trump has a relationship with Vladimir Putin that is too friendly and therefore not appropriate for an American president to have with the president of Russia, or do you not have an opinion on this?"

 
    Do
believe it's
too friendly
Do not
believe it's
too friendly
Don't have
an opinion
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/16

31 24 44 1  

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 9-13, 2016. N=1,259 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think it is better for the country to have a president who comes from the same political party that controls Congress, or do you think it is better to have a president from one political party and Congress controlled by another?"

 
    Better when
the same
party
Better when
different
parties
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/9-13/16

44 40 16    
             

"What best describes your feelings about what Donald Trump will do as president: excited, optimistic, concerned or scared?"

 
    Excited Optimistic Concerned Scared Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/9-13/16

11 35 31 22 2
             

"Does the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States make you feel proud, or not?"

 
    Proud Not proud Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/9-13/16

36 58 6    
             

"When Donald Trump becomes president, do you think he will make the United States' image in the world better, make it worse, or will he have no effect on the United States' image in the world?"

 
    Make it
better
Make it
worse
Will have
no effect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

36 45 14 4  
             

"Do you think Donald Trump has the same priorities for the country as you have, or doesn't he?"

 
    Does
have
Does not
have
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/9-13/16

42 52 6    
             

"How confident are you in Donald Trump's ability to make the right decisions about the economy? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/9-13/16

29 32 17 21 1
             

"How confident are you in Donald Trump's ability to handle the threat of terrorism? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/9-13/16

29 26 16 28 1
             

"How confident are you in Donald Trump's ability to make the right decisions about illegal immigration? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/9-13/16

28 23 16 31 1
             

"How confident are you in Donald Trump's ability to make the right decisions about foreign policy issues? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/9-13/16

20 28 19 31 1
             

"Compared to the way the news media have treated other presidential candidates, have the news media been harder on Donald Trump, easier on Donald Trump, or have they treated him the same as other candidates?"

 
    Harder Easier Same Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

50 15 33 2  
             

"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the cabinet selections Donald Trump has made so far?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Mixed
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

41 41 7 11  
             

"When Donald Trump becomes president, do you think he will be too friendly toward Russia, too hostile toward Russia, or will his approach be about right?"

 
    Too
friendly
Too
hostile
About
right
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

36 9 48 8  
             

"When Donald Trump becomes president, do you think he will be too friendly toward China, too hostile toward China, or will his approach be about right?"

 
    Too
friendly
Too
hostile
About
right
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

9 32 50 10  
             

"As you may know, Donald Trump has made a number of public announcements through his personal Twitter account since winning the 2016 presidential election. Do you think Donald Trump is using his personal Twitter account too much, too little, or the right amount?"

 
    Too
much
Too
little
Right
amount
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

60 5 27 9  
             

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

 
    Necessary Not
necessary
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/9-13/16

60 38 2    
             

"Donald Trump has extensive business relationships in the U.S. and in many countries around the world. Do you think Donald Trump's business relationships create a conflict of interest that is likely to affect how he makes decisions as president, or don't you think they do?"

 
    Do create
a conflict
Do not create
a conflict
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/9-13/16

59 38 3    
             

"If Donald Trump's immediate family is in charge of running his business interests when he becomes president, do you think that will prevent any conflicts of interest he may have, or do you think he still may have some conflicts of interest?"

 
    Will prevent
any conflicts
Still may
have conflicts
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/9-13/16

26 70 4    
             

"Do you think the way Donald Trump conducted his presidential campaign has encouraged racial unity in the U.S., has encouraged racial division in the U.S., or has it not had much of an effect either way?"

 
    Racial
unity
Racial
division
Not much
of an effect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

10 58 29 3  
             

"Since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, do you think incidents of racial harassment have become more frequent, less frequent, or hasn't there been much of a difference?"

 
    More
frequent
Less
frequent
Not much
difference
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

48 4 44 4  
             

"Do you think Donald Trump has a responsibility to condemn incidents of racial harassment that might occur in the United States now that he has been elected president, or doesn't he have that responsibility?"

 
    Has
responsibility
Doesn't have
responsibility
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/9-13/16

80 16 4    

 

Gallup Poll. Dec. 7-11, 2016. N=1,028 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his presidential transition?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/7-11/16

48 48 4    
             

"Now I'd like you to think about Donald Trump's ability to handle a number of things over the next four years. Please tell me whether you are very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident that Donald Trump can [see below]."

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

"Handle the economy effectively"

 

12/7-11/16

32 27 16 24 1
 
 

"Defend U.S. interests abroad as president"

 

12/7-11/16

30 25 17 27 1
 
 

"Manage the Executive Branch effectively"

 

12/7-11/16

26 27 18 27 2
 
 

"Work effectively with Congress to get things done"

 

12/7-11/16

24 36 19 20 1
 
 

"Use military force wisely"

 

12/7-11/16

23 24 20 31 1
 
 

"Handle an international crisis"

 

12/7-11/16

19 27 21 32 1
 
 

"Prevent major scandals in his administration"

 

12/7-11/16

15 29 21 34 2

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Dec. 1-9, 2016. N=873 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job President-elect Donald Trump is doing on the transition?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/1-9/16

49 42 9    
             

"Overall, would you describe the direction in which President-elect Donald Trump is moving the country as change for the better, change for the worse, or no real change at all?"

 
    Change for
the better
Change for
the worse
No real
change
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/1-9/16

44 34 17 4  
             

"From what you have heard or read about the Trump transition, do you think the Trump administration will be mostly made up of people who are outsiders or who are part of the establishment?"

 
    Outsiders Establishment Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/1-9/16

42 50 8    
             

"Now that Donald Trump has been elected president, do you think the way things are done in Washington will be more ethical, less ethical, or about the same?"

 
    More
ethical
Less
ethical
About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/1-9/16

32 36 30 2  
             

"What about Donald Trump, himself, compared with other public officeholders in Washington? Do you think he is more ethical, less ethical, or about the same as most public office holders?"

 
    More
ethical
Less
ethical
About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/1-9/16

28 42 27 3  
             

"Do you think Donald Trump is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?"

 
    Too
liberal
Too
conservative
About
right
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/1-9/16

14 31 45 10  
             

"Do you think Donald Trump will do more to unite the country as president, or do more to divide the country?"

 
    Unite Divide Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/1-9/16

43 53 4    

 

Bloomberg Politics Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Dec. 2-5, 2016. N=999 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Have Donald Trump's statements and actions since the election made you more optimistic or more pessimistic about his upcoming presidency?"

 
    More
optimistic
More
pessimistic
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/2-5/16

55 35 10    
             

"For each of the following promises made by Donald Trump during the campaign, please tell me if you think it will or will not be accomplished during the next four years. Just answer yes or no. ..."

 
    Yes,
will be
No,
will not be
Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Repeal and replace Obamacare"

 

12/2-5/16

69 28 3    
 
 

"Build a wall on the Mexican border"

 

12/2-5/16

32 65 3    
 
 

"Deport millions of immigrants living in the country illegally"

 

12/2-5/16

38 57 5    
 
 

"Make life better for people living in inner cities"

 

12/2-5/16

45 51 4    
 
 

"Invest one trillion dollars in new roads, bridges, and transportation systems"

 

12/2-5/16

50 44 5    
 
 

"Create trade deals with other countries that are more beneficial to the U.S."

 

12/2-5/16

66 30 4    
 

"Since his election, Donald Trump has backed off of some positions he took during the campaign. He now says he will not push to have Hillary Clinton prosecuted over her private email server, might keep some elements of Obamacare, and will not ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. Do these seem like broken promises, or are you fine with him making adjustments to his positions?"

 
    Seem like
broken
promises
Fine with
making
adjustments
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/2-5/16

20 73 7    
             

"As a candidate, Donald Trump was often combative with other candidates and the media, sometimes calling them names. Do you want Donald Trump to have that same kind of tone as president, or do you want him to take a less combative tone?"

 
    Same
kind of
tone
Less
combative
tone
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/2-5/16

16 79 5    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump does or does not need to choose between being president and being a businessman, to avoid the appearance of a conflict?"

 
    Does
need to
choose
Does not
need to
choose
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/2-5/16

67 27 6    
             

"Donald Trump has said he plans to take himself completely out of business operations as part of becoming president. His adult children may be involved both in running the business and in serving as advisers to him as president. Do you think Donald Trump should sell all his businesses so that neither he nor his family could potentially profit from actions he takes as president, or does that go too far?"

 
    Should
sell
That goes
too far
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/2-5/16

26 69 5    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of most of the people Donald Trump has named to serve in his cabinet?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/2-5/16

51 37 12    
             

"How confident are you that when President Trump deals with foreign leaders, he will put the nation's best interest ahead of the interest of his companies and family? Are you very confident, mostly confident, mostly skeptical, or very skeptical?"

 
    Very
confident
Mostly
confident
Mostly
skeptical
Very
skeptical
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/2-5/16

27 24 18 29 2

 

Pew Research Center. Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 2016. Adults nationwide.

             

"What kind of president do you think Donald Trump will be -- a great, good, average, poor, or terrible president?" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 
    %        
 

Great

14        
 

Good

22        
 

Average

18        
 

Poor

13        
 

Terrible

25        
 

Unsure/Refused

8        
             

"Which comes closer to your view about Donald Trump? Once he becomes president he will need to be more cautious in the kinds of things he says and tweets, OR, there's no need for him to change the kinds of things he says and tweets?" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 
    Will need
to be more
cautious
No need
for him
to change
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

82 15 3    
             

"How much influence do you think Donald Trump's adult children will have within the Trump administration: too much, too little, or about the right amount?" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 
    Too
much
Too
little
About
right
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

39 15 39 7  
             

"Please tell me whether you think each of the following describes Donald Trump. ... Do you think of Donald Trump as [see below] or not?"

 
    Yes,
describes
Trump
No, does
not describe
Trump
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 
 

"Well-qualified" N=750 adults (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

37 61 2    
             
 

"A good role model" N=750 adults (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

26 71 3    
             
 

"Patriotic" N=750 adults (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

60 36 4    
             
 

"Reckless" N=750 adults (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

65 33 3    
             
 

"Moral" N=750 adults (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

31 64 4    
             
 

"Honest" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

41 56 3    
             
 

"A strong leader" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

52 43 5    
             
 

"Having poor judgment" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

62 35 3    
             
 

"Hard to like" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

68 29 3    
             
 

"Inspiring" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

41 56 3    
 

"I'd like you to think about Donald Trump's ability to handle a number of things over the next
four years. Please tell me whether you are very confident, somewhat confident, not too
confident, or not at all confident that Trump can
[see below]?"
N=750 adults (Form 1); margin of error 4.1

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 
 

"Handle an international crisis"

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

21 24 18 35 2
             
 

"Prevent major scandals in his administration"

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

20 24 18 35 2
             
 

"Work effectively with Congress"

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

26 35 17 21 1
             
 

"Use military force wisely"

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

24 20 18 35 2
             
 

"Manage the Executive Branch effectively"

 

11/30 - 12/5/16

26 26 20 26 2
             

"As you may know, there has been some controversy over the support Donald Trump has received from some white nationalist groups, who believe that whites should be favored in the U.S. over people of other races and ethnicities. In terms of distancing himself from these groups, do you think Trump has done too much, too little or about the right amount?" N=752 adults (Form 2); margin of error 4.1

 
    Too
much
Too
little
About
right
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

6 54 31 8  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 17-20, 2016. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his presidential transition?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

46 45 8    
 

Democrats

12 82 6    
 

Independents

44 43 13    
 

Republicans

89 6 5    
             

"And what kind of president do you think Donald Trump will be? Do you expect that Trump will do a very good job as president, a fairly good job, a fairly poor job, or a very poor job?"

 
    Very
good
Fairly
good
Fairly
poor
Very
poor
Depends
(vol.)/Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/17-20/16

29 24 14 30 4
             

"Have Donald Trump's statements and actions since Election Day made you more confident or less confident in his ability to serve as president?"

 
    More
confident
Less
confident
No
difference
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/17-20/16

48 43 7 2  
             

"When it comes to each of the following, do you have a lot of confidence, some confidence, or no real confidence in Donald Trump? ..."

 
    A lot of
confidence
Some
confidence
No real
confidence
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Dealing with the economy"

 

11/17-20/16

40 25 34 -  
             
 

"Handling foreign affairs"

 

11/17-20/16

27 23 49 1  
             
 

"Appointing the best people to office"

 

11/17-20/16

32 22 45 1  
             
 

"Providing real leadership for the country"

 

11/17-20/16

33 23 43 1  
 

"How likely is it that Donald Trump will accomplish each of the following: very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all? ..."

 
    Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Not very
likely
Not likely
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

"Create good-paying jobs in economically challenged areas"

 

11/17-20/16

32 28 15 25 1
             
 

"Defeat ISIS"

 

11/17-20/16

25 25 18 30 2
             
 

"Build a wall along the border with Mexico"

 

11/17-20/16

24 24 20 31 1
             
 

"Repeal and replace the health care law known as Obamacare"

 

11/17-20/16

45 28 12 13 1
             
 

"Renegotiate NAFTA, the trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada"

 

11/17-20/16

36 28 16 19 2
             
 

"Reduce the amount of corruption in the government in Washington"

 

11/17-20/16

30 21 18 31 1
 

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will or will not be able to change the country?"

 
    Will Will not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

66 32 2    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will or will not be able to change the country?" If will be able to change: "Do you think the country will change for the better or change for the worse?" Combined responses.

 
    Change for
the better
Change for
the worse
Will not
change
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/17-20/16

43 21 32 4  
             

"Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one applies or doesn't apply to Donald Trump. ..."

 
    Applies Doesn't
apply
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"Cares about people like you"

 

11/17-20/16

46 54 1    
             
 

"Can bring the kind of change the country needs"

 

11/17-20/16

49 49 1    
             
 

"Is honest and trustworthy"

 

11/17-20/16

41 57 2    
 

7/29-31/16

35 64 2    
 

7/22-24/16

43 55 2    
 

7/13-16/16

38 61 1    
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

34 61 4    
             
 

"Can manage the government effectively"

 

11/17-20/16

50 49 1    
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

37 60 3    
             
 

"Is a person you admire"

 

11/17-20/16

33 66 1    
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

32 68 -    
             
 

"Will unite the country and not divide it"

 

11/17-20/16

43 54 2    
 

7/29-31/16

33 66 2    
 

7/22-24/16

42 55 2    
 

7/13-16/16

34 65 1    
 

"Do you think the country will be better off or worse off four years from now?"

 
    Better
off
Worse
off
Same
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/17-20/16

49 46 3 2  
 

11/16-18/12

56 40 2 2  
 

11/6-8/08

76 19 4 1  
             

"Donald Trump has said he will hand over control of the Trump Organization to his adult children while he serves as president. Do you think this arrangement does enough to eliminate conflicts of interest, or do you think it does not go far enough to prevent conflicts of interest?"

 
    Does
enough
Does not go
far enough
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

39 59 2    
 

Democrats

8 92 1    
 

Independents

41 56 3    
 

Republicans

71 26 3    

 

Quinnipiac University. Nov. 17-20, 2016. N=1,071 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will bring your health care costs down, or not?"

 
    Think
he will
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

43 50 7    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will create jobs, or not?"

 
    Think
he will
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

66 28 6    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will lower your taxes, or not?"

 
    Think
he will
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

45 48 7    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will keep the country safe from terrorism, or not?"

 
    Think
he will
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

58 37 5    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will defeat ISIS, or not?"

 
    Think
he will
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

42 50 8    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump will get Mexico to pay for a wall along the Mexican border, or not?"

 
    Think
he will
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

19 74 7    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should lower taxes on the wealthy, or not?"

 
    Think he
should
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

29 67 4    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should remove regulations on businesses and corporations, or not?"

 
    Think he
should
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

38 48 14    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should remove specific regulations intended to combat climate change, or not?"

 
    Think he
should
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

31 59 9    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should make it easier for people to carry guns, or not?"

 
    Think he
should
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

38 57 5    
             

"As president, do you think Donald Trump should defend all of America's NATO allies, if necessary, or not?"

 
    Think he
should
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

77 16 7    
             

"As you may know, Donald Trump made controversial statements throughout the campaign on his personal Twitter account. As president, do you think Donald Trump should keep his personal Twitter account, or not?"

 
    Think he
should
Do not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

35 59 6    
             

"How concerned are you that President-elect Trump will try to limit the freedom of the press: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not so
concerned
Not
concerned
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

11/17-20/16

23 20 23 33 1

 

Washington Post/George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government Poll. Nov. 11-14, 2016. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel optimistic or pessimistic about the policies Donald Trump will pursue?" Options rotated

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/11-14/16

48 43 9    
             

"When he takes office, how confident are you that Donald Trump will serve effectively as president: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

26 25 16 29 3
             

"When he takes office, how confident are you that Donald Trump will show respect for people he disagrees with: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

19 23 15 39 3
             

"When he takes office, how confident are you that Donald Trump will make wise decisions about war and peace: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

24 23 16 35 3
             

"When he takes office, how confident are you that Donald Trump will make significant changes in how Washington works: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

35 27 13 20 4
             

"When he takes office, how confident are you that Donald Trump will improve the nation's economy: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

32 27 13 25 3
             

"When he takes office, how confident are you that Donald Trump will improve Americans' standard of living: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

28 24 15 29 4
             

"Do you think Trump has a mandate to carry out the agenda he presented during the presidential campaign, or should he compromise on the things the Democrats strongly oppose?"

 
    Has a
mandate
Should
compromise
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/11-14/16

29 59 13    
             

"Do you think Trump will do more to unite the country or will he do more to divide the country?" Options rotated

 
    Unite Divide Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/11-14/16

44 49 6    
             

"Do you think Trump will go too far in carrying out his agenda, will he not go far enough, or do you think he will handle it about right?"

 
    Too far Not far
enough
About
right
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/11-14/16

30 13 48 10  
             

"Do you think Donald Trump shares your views on most issues, shares your views on some issues, or hardly any issues?"

 
    Most
issues
Some
issues
Hardly
any issues
No issues
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

27 28 37 5 3
             

"When he becomes president, do you think Trump should or should not appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of e-mail as secretary of state?"

 
    Should Should
not
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/11-14/16

36 57 6    

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 9-13, 2016. N=1,019 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Have Donald Trump's statements and actions over the past few days made you more confident or less confident in his ability to serve as president?"

 
    More
confident
Less
confident
No
difference
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

ALL

51 40 5 4  
 

Trump voters

95 2 2 1  
 

Clinton voters

19 75 4 3  

 


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