Voters are optimistic but don’t like Trump tweeting, according to new QU poll

President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The majority of American voters think President-elect Donald Trump should shut down his personal Twitter account, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

The poll also reports that voters say 59 – 37 percent that they are “optimistic about the next four years with Donald Trump as president,” despite mixed views on his personal qualities.

Below are the full findings from the Quinnipiac University Poll.

(Source: Quinnipiac University)

November 22, 2016 – Stop Tweeting, American Voters Tell Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Are Optimistic About Four Years Of Trump

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President-elect Donald Trump should shut down his personal Twitter account, American voters say 59 – 35 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

While they have mixed views on his personal qualities, American voters say 59 – 37 percent that they are “optimistic about the next four years with Donald Trump as president,” the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Trump will be a “great” president, 17 percent of voters say; 32 percent say he will be a “good” president; 17 percent say he will be “not so good” and 26 percent say he will be “bad.”

Trump’s policies will help the nation’s economy, 52 percent of voters say; 31 percent say his policies will hurt the economy and 11 percent say they will make no difference.

His policies will help their personal financial situation, 40 percent of voters say, while 23 percent say they will hurt and 34 percent say his policies will make no difference.

Looking at Trump’s personal qualities, American voters say:

  • 52 – 42 percent that he is not honest;
  • 56 – 38 percent that he has good leadership skills;
  • 51 – 45 percent that he cares about average Americans;
  • 57 – 38 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 74 – 23 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 74 – 21 percent that he is intelligent.

“Voters tell President-elect Donald Trump, ‘You’ve got the job. Now be a leader not a tweeter,'” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“And we’re watching to make sure you put the country, not the Trump brand, first.”

Only 37 percent of American voters say Trump is a person to whom they can relate, while 61 percent say they can not relate to him.

Trump will do more to divide the country, 49 percent of voters say, while 47 percent say he will do more to unite the country.

A total of 53 percent of voters are “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” that Trump would veto a bill that is good for the nation, but bad for his business interests.

Trump’s election makes them feel “less safe,” 39 percent of voters say, while 29 percent feel “more safe” and 32 percent feel “just as safe.”

Looking at expectations under Trump, American voters say:

  • 53 – 40 percent that he will take the country in the right direction;
  • 50 – 43 percent that he will not bring their healthcare costs down;
  • 66 – 28 percent that he will create jobs;
  • 45 percent that he will lower their taxes, and 48 percent that he won’t;
  • 58 – 37 percent that he will keep the country safe from terrorism;
  • 50 – 42 percent that he will not defeat ISIS;
  • 74 – 19 percent that he will not get Mexico to pay for a wall along the border.

American voters have mixed feelings about Trump, as 44 percent have a favorable opinion, with 46 percent unfavorable. Vice President-elect Mike Pence does better, with a 42 – 31 percent favorability. First Lady-in-waiting Melania Trump gets a 34 – 23 percent favorability, with 37 percent who don’t know enough about her to form an opinion.

Trump will be a better president than Barack Obama, 41 percent of voters say, while 40 percent say he will be a worse president, and 11 percent say the two will be about the same.

As president, Trump will act better than he did during the campaign, 61 percent of voters say, while 25 percent say he will act the same and 11 percent say he will act worse.

Trump’s behavior since the election has made them feel better about him as president, 36 percent of voters say, while 14 percent feel worse and 50 percent have not changed their opinion.

“The consensus among voters: He won’t get Mexico to pay for the wall and he won’t take out ISIS. He’s not honest, nor is he level-headed,” Malloy said.

“But he’s got strength and leadership. His promise of more jobs and a better economy carry a lot of weight.”

From November 17 – 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,071 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia and the nation as a public service and for research.

Visit poll.qu.edu or http://www.facebook.com/quinnipiacpoll

Call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

2. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about him?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            44%    82%     9%    43%    50%    39%    42%    60%
Unfavorable          46     11     83     44     39     53     52     30
Hvn't hrd enough      6      4      7      8      7      6      4      6
REFUSED               3      3      2      5      4      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            35%    43%    48%    47%    56%    48%    52%    26%
Unfavorable          50     52     43     42     36     44     40     61
Hvn't hrd enough     12      2      6      6      4      6      5      9
REFUSED               4      3      2      5      4      2      3      5
 
 

3. Is your opinion of Mike Pence favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about him?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            42%    78%     8%    42%    45%    40%    43%    56%
Unfavorable          31      4     56     31     30     32     37     19
Hvn't hrd enough     25     18     33     24     24     25     19     24
REFUSED               2      -      2      3      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            24%    42%    50%    48%    51%    48%    49%    24%
Unfavorable          46     32     27     22     28     27     27     40
Hvn't hrd enough     26     25     23     27     20     23     21     32
REFUSED               4      1      1      3      1      2      2      3
 
 

4. Is your opinion of Melania Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about her?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            34%    66%     7%    34%    37%    32%    32%    48%
Unfavorable          23      6     50     17     18     28     25     13
Hvn't hrd enough     37     25     38     43     39     35     37     33
REFUSED               5      4      5      6      5      5      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            25%    32%    39%    40%    42%    40%    41%    19%
Unfavorable          25     27     22     20     17     20     19     35
Hvn't hrd enough     43     38     33     35     35     35     35     41
REFUSED               6      3      6      5      7      5      6      4
 
 

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

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Optimistic           59%    90%    26%    59%    65%    53%    52%    74%
Pessimistic          37      8     69     35     32     42     45     23
DK/NA                 4      1      5      6      3      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Optimistic           52%    60%    60%    59%    69%    60%    64%    45%
Pessimistic          44     35     35     37     29     37     33     48
DK/NA                 4      5      4      4      2      3      3      8
 
 

14. Do you think that Donald Trump will be a better president than President Obama, a worse president, or will be about the same as President Obama?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               41%    81%     6%    38%    46%    36%    40%    58%
Worse                40      7     81     36     33     46     46     24
About the same       11      8      8     14     13      9      9     10
DK/NA                 8      5      6     12      7      9      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               34%    38%    45%    45%    56%    45%    49%    19%
Worse                41     43     38     38     30     38     35     54
About the same       16     12      9      8      9     10     10     15
DK/NA                 9      7      8      9      5      7      6     12
 
 

15. Do you think that Donald Trump will be a great president, a good president, a not so good president, or a bad president?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Great                17%    37%     1%    15%    17%    16%    15%    23%
Good                 32     49      9     36     38     26     31     39
Not so good          17      6     26     19     18     17     15     14
Bad                  26      4     55     19     19     31     33     15
DK/NA                 8      4      9     11      8      9      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Great                17%    18%    17%    17%    19%    20%    19%    11%
Good                 26     31     34     34     40     32     35     22
Not so good          27     14     16     15     16     14     15     25
Bad                  22     30     25     25     19     27     23     32
DK/NA                 7      7      8      9      6      8      7     10
 
 

16. Do you think Donald Trump’s policies will help the nation’s economy, hurt the nation’s economy, or won’t make a difference?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Will help            52%    88%    13%    54%    60%    45%    49%    66%
Hurt                 31      5     65     27     26     36     34     18
No difference        11      5     16     10     10     11     12      9
DK/NA                 6      3      6      9      4      8      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Will help            51%    50%    53%    53%    64%    54%    58%    36%
Hurt                 32     31     33     30     23     28     26     45
No difference        12     14      8      8     11     10     10     12
DK/NA                 5      5      6      9      2      9      6      7
 
 

17. Do you think Donald Trump’s policies will help your personal financial situation, hurt your personal financial situation, or won’t make a difference?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Will help            40%    71%    13%    37%    45%    35%    38%    52%
Hurt                 23      2     47     19     17     27     21     18
No difference        34     23     37     39     34     33     37     26
DK/NA                 4      4      4      5      4      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Will help            41%    38%    45%    33%    49%    43%    46%    25%
Hurt                 22     22     24     20     16     22     19     31
No difference        36     35     28     41     33     29     31     41
DK/NA                 1      6      3      6      2      6      4      3
 
 

18. Do you think Donald Trump is taking the Republican Party in the right direction or the wrong direction?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right direction      47%    80%    11%    51%    52%    42%    43%    62%
Wrong direction      41     15     73     35     37     44     47     25
DK/NA                13      5     16     15     12     14     10     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Right direction      43%    45%    48%    49%    56%    51%    53%    31%
Wrong direction      45     46     38     34     34     37     35     55
DK/NA                12      8     14     18     11     12     12     14
 
 

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

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right direction      53%    89%    17%    55%    60%    47%    47%    67%
Wrong direction      40      9     77     38     34     45     48     25
DK/NA                 7      2      7      7      6      7      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Right direction      52%    52%    53%    55%    62%    55%    58%    42%
Wrong direction      40     43     39     39     32     39     36     53
DK/NA                 8      5      7      6      6      6      6      6
 
 

20. Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  42%    75%    12%    45%    46%    39%    39%    56%
No                   52     19     86     48     46     56     56     37
DK/NA                 6      5      3      7      7      5      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  38%    39%    44%    47%    52%    45%    48%    27%
No                   59     56     47     46     41     49     45     68
DK/NA                 3      5      9      7      6      6      6      5
 
 

21. Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  56%    89%    21%    58%    65%    48%    52%    68%
No                   38      7     74     32     30     44     42     25
DK/NA                 6      4      5      9      5      7      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  56%    56%    57%    55%    66%    57%    61%    45%
No                   37     41     36     37     28     36     33     50
DK/NA                 7      4      7      8      6      7      7      5
 
 

22. Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  51%    89%    12%    55%    59%    45%    48%    66%
No                   45      8     85     41     38     52     50     29
DK/NA                 3      3      3      4      3      3      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  50%    49%    54%    51%    63%    53%    58%    36%
No                   47     49     42     44     33     43     39     62
DK/NA                 3      2      4      5      3      4      4      3
 
 

23. Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  38%    70%     8%    39%    44%    32%    33%    51%
No                   57     25     90     55     52     62     63     42
DK/NA                 5      5      2      6      4      5      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  26%    35%    44%    43%    47%    39%    43%    26%
No                   72     61     50     50     48     55     52     71
DK/NA                 2      3      6      7      5      6      6      3
 
 

24. Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  74%    95%    50%    79%    80%    70%    75%    83%
No                   23      4     46     18     18     28     23     15
DK/NA                 3      1      4      3      3      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  71%    74%    76%    76%    84%    75%    79%    62%
No                   26     23     22     22     14     22     19     35
DK/NA                 3      3      3      2      2      3      2      3
 
 

25. Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  74%    94%    51%    76%    83%    67%    71%    86%
No                   21      5     42     19     15     27     25     12
DK/NA                 4      1      7      5      2      6      4      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  72%    77%    74%    75%    84%    76%    79%    61%
No                   22     21     21     22     15     21     18     30
DK/NA                 6      2      6      4      2      3      3      9
 
 

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

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    69%     6%    37%    41%    33%    33%    50%
No                   61     28     93     59     57     64     65     47
DK/NA                 3      3      1      4      3      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  26%    32%    43%    42%    46%    39%    42%    24%
No                   74     65     55     54     52     58     55     74
DK/NA                 -      3      3      4      2      4      3      2
 
 

27. Do you feel that Donald Trump will do more to unite the country as President, or do more to divide the country as President?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unite                47%    82%    12%    47%    53%    41%    43%    62%
Divide               49     14     86     46     43     54     54     32
DK/NA                 5      4      2      7      4      5      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Unite                38%    45%    51%    51%    57%    50%    53%    31%
Divide               57     51     45     44     38     45     42     65
DK/NA                 6      4      4      5      5      5      5      4
 
 

28. As president, do you think Donald Trump will – bring your healthcare costs down, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will             43%    76%    14%    42%    45%    41%    41%    58%
No                   50     18     81     50     48     51     53     34
DK/NA                 7      7      5      8      7      8      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Will             35%    46%    46%    44%    52%    49%    50%    26%
No                   56     49     48     48     42     44     43     67
DK/NA                 9      5      6      8      7      7      7      7
 
 

29. As president, do you think Donald Trump will – create jobs, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will             66%    94%    35%    67%    75%    58%    63%    79%
No                   28      5     57     26     20     35     31     18
DK/NA                 6      1      8      7      4      7      6      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Will             70%    65%    65%    67%    78%    67%    72%    51%
No                   23     31     30     26     19     27     24     42
DK/NA                 7      4      4      7      2      6      5      7
 
 

30. As president, do you think Donald Trump will – lower your taxes, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will             45%    74%    21%    44%    54%    38%    48%    55%
No                   48     19     73     48     40     54     44     39
DK/NA                 7      7      6      8      6      8      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Will             43%    41%    51%    44%    62%    44%    52%    30%
No                   50     50     46     46     34     47     41     64
DK/NA                 8      8      3     10      5      9      7      6
 
 

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

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will             58%    89%    26%    58%    64%    52%    50%    70%
No                   37      7     68     36     30     43     45     25
DK/NA                 5      4      6      6      6      4      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Will             68%    52%    58%    55%    65%    57%    61%    49%
No                   29     42     38     37     30     38     35     44
DK/NA                 3      6      4      9      4      5      5      7
 
 

32. As president, do you think Donald Trump will – defeat ISIS, or not?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will             42%    75%    12%    39%    46%    37%    36%    55%
No                   50     18     79     51     45     54     56     36
DK/NA                 8      6      9     10      8      8      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Will             36%    38%    44%    46%    49%    44%    46%    30%
No                   56     55     50     42     45     46     45     62
DK/NA                 8      7      6     12      6     10      8      8
 
 

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

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will             19%    35%     6%    18%    20%    18%    16%    25%
No                   74     56     92     72     75     74     78     65
DK/NA                 7      9      1     10      6      7      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Will             12%    18%    27%    17%    22%    20%    21%    15%
No                   87     75     68     73     72     70     71     83
DK/NA                 2      6      5     10      6     10      8      3
 
 

34. How confident are you that Donald Trump will make things better for America: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very confident       26%    52%     4%    25%    27%    24%    24%    35%
Somewhat confident   28     39     13     31     34     23     24     36
Not so confident     15      4     19     19     13     16     14     10
Not confident at all 31      5     64     25     25     37     38     19
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      -      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very confident       18%    21%    32%    29%    31%    29%    30%    16%
Somewhat confident   32     29     26     27     35     27     30     22
Not so confident     20     15     11     16     10     14     12     21
Not confident at all 30     34     32     28     24     30     27     41
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      1      -      -      -
 
 

35. How confident are you that Donald Trump will make things better for you and your family: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very confident       22%    51%     -     19%    25%    20%    21%    33%
Somewhat confident   29     38     15     31     33     25     27     36
Not so confident     16      7     21     21     17     16     14     11
Not confident at all 31      4     63     27     25     37     37     19
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very confident       16%    20%    27%    23%    31%    24%    27%    10%
Somewhat confident   30     30     27     29     33     31     32     20
Not so confident     24     15     15     15     13     12     12     26
Not confident at all 28     35     30     30     22     31     27     40
DK/NA                 3      -      1      2      1      1      1      3
 
 

36. As president, do you think Donald Trump will mostly bring the right kind of change to the country, mostly bring the wrong kind of change, or will not really bring much change either way?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right change         46%    85%     7%    45%    53%    39%    43%    63%
Wrong change         33      7     63     29     26     38     40     17
Not much change      19      6     27     23     19     19     16     17
DK/NA                 2      2      3      2      2      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Right change         38%    46%    51%    47%    60%    48%    53%    26%
Wrong change         34     35     34     27     23     31     28     45
Not much change      27     17     14     22     16     16     16     27
DK/NA                 1      3      1      4      1      4      3      1
 
 

58. As president, do you believe that Donald Trump will act the same way he did during the campaign, act better than he did, or act worse than he did during the campaign?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Same way             25%    15%    38%    22%    24%    26%    31%    17%
Better               61     82     35     65     66     56     60     72
Worse                11      2     23      9      8     14      6      9
DK/NA                 3      2      4      4      2      4      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Same way             30%    25%    24%    22%    22%    25%    24%    29%
Better               63     60     58     64     70     63     66     46
Worse                 3     13     14     12      6      9      8     20
DK/NA                 4      2      4      3      2      3      2      4
 
 

59. 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?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               36%    61%    12%    35%    42%    30%    37%    44%
Worse                14      1     25     14     11     17     14     10
Not changed opinion  50     37     63     50     46     52     49     43
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               28%    32%    38%    43%    46%    37%    41%    22%
Worse                14     14     15     11     10     14     12     18
Not changed opinion  57     53     46     45     42     48     46     60
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      2      1      1      -
 
 

60. 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?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           35%    43%    25%    37%    39%    31%    33%    35%
No                   59     50     72     55     56     62     60     60
DK/NA                 6      7      3      8      5      7      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           42%    34%    33%    27%    37%    32%    35%    35%
No                   51     62     62     63     57     62     60     58
DK/NA                 7      4      4     10      6      6      6      7
 
 

61. Which is closer to your point of view: there is too much political correctness in the United States today, or there is too much prejudice in the United States today?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Politically correct  47%    80%    12%    48%    56%    39%    44%    63%
Prejudice            48     17     84     46     39     56     52     34
DK/NA                 5      3      4      6      5      5      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Politically correct  41%    49%    50%    45%    64%    47%    54%    29%
Prejudice            54     47     45     50     33     49     42     64
DK/NA                 5      4      5      5      3      4      4      7
 
 

62. 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?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       23%     5%    48%    19%    20%    26%    27%    15%
Somewhat concerned   20     13     22     21     18     21     19     18
Not so concerned     23     29     18     23     22     23     19     26
Not concerned at all 33     53     11     35     39     28     34     39
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       22%    24%    22%    25%    17%    24%    21%    31%
Somewhat concerned   18     18     21     22     18     19     19     21
Not so concerned     30     21     20     22     19     25     22     23
Not concerned at all 29     37     36     29     46     30     37     25
DK/NA                 -      -      1      2      1      2      1      -
 
 

63. How concerned are you that President-elect Trump would veto a law that would be good for the country because it would hurt his business interests: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       32%     5%    60%    32%    27%    36%    32%    20%
Somewhat concerned   21     14     27     21     19     23     22     18
Not so concerned     18     26      8     19     23     14     16     21
Not concerned at all 28     52      5     28     31     26     29     39
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       37%    31%    28%    35%    22%    29%    26%    47%
Somewhat concerned   22     24     18     19     17     22     20     23
Not so concerned     18     19     21     14     21     16     18     17
Not concerned at all 23     26     31     31     39     31     35     12
DK/NA                 -      -      2      1      -      2      1      1
 
 

65. Does the election of Donald Trump make you feel more safe, less safe, or just as safe as you did before?

                                                               WHITE........
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More safe            29%    59%     3%    28%    30%    28%    27%    41%
Less safe            39      6     73     38     29     47     44     22
Just as safe         32     34     24     33     41     24     28     36
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      -      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More safe            18%    21%    38%    37%    35%    34%    35%    14%
Less safe            42     40     37     37     25     37     32     56
Just as safe         40     39     25     25     39     27     33     30
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      1      1      -
 

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