December 22, 2015 - Half Of U.S. Voters Embarrassed With Trump As President, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump At Top Of GOP Pack, But Cruz Closes In Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Six weeks before the Iowa Caucuses open the 2016 presidential race in earnest, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz lead the Republican field nationally, but Trump trails either Democratic candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and 50 percent of American voters say they would be embarrassed to have Trump as president, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

Trump has 28 percent of the GOP pack, with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 24 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has 12 percent and Dr. Ben Carson has 10 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. No other candidate tops 6 percent with 8 percent undecided. But 58 percent of those who name a candidate might change their mind.

Among Democrats, Clinton tops Sanders 61 - 30 percent. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has 2 percent, with 6 percent undecided and 41 percent who might change their mind.

Among Republicans, 28 percent of voters say they "would definitely not support" Trump, with 24 percent who would not back Bush.

Only 23 percent of all voters would be proud to have Trump as president.

If Clinton is elected, 33 percent of all voters would be proud and 35 percent would be embarrassed.

"Half of American voters say they'd be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as their Commander in Chief and most Americans think he doesn't have a good chance in November, but there he is still at the top of the Republican heap," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "Hillary Clinton tops him. Sen. Bernie Sanders hammers him and Sen. Ted Cruz is snapping at his heels. Can a candidate that half the American electorate thinks is an embarrassment win in November?"

American voters back Clinton over Trump 47 - 40 percent. In other matchups:
  • Clinton gets 44 percent to Rubio's 43 percent;
  • Clinton and Cruz are tied 44 - 44 percent.
Sanders tops Trump 51 - 38 percent. In other matchups:
  • Rubio gets 45 percent to Sanders' 42 percent;
  • Cruz gets 44 percent to Sanders' 43 percent.
Clinton has a negative 43 - 51 percent favorability rating. Other favorability ratings are:
  • Negative 33 - 59 percent for Trump;
  • 40 - 31 percent for Sanders;
  • 37 - 28 percent for Rubio;
  • 35 - 33 percent for Cruz.
Clinton has the right kind of experience to be president, American voters say 63 - 35 percent, while Trump does not have the experience, voters say 67 - 29 percent. But Clinton and Trump are close on several key qualities. American voters say:
  • 59 - 35 percent that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy;
  • 58 - 40 percent that she has strong leadership qualities;
  • 50 - 46 percent that she does not care about their needs and problems;
  • 55 - 42 percent that she does not share their values.
Looking at Trump, voters say:
  • 58 - 36 percent that he is not honest and trustworthy;
  • 58 - 39 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 57 - 38 percent that he does not care about their needs and problems;
  • 61 - 34 percent that he does not share their values.
Clinton is ahead on another key measurement:

Voters say 59 - 32 percent, including 86 - 10 percent among Democrats, that she has a good chance of defeating the Republican nominee next November.

Voters say 53 - 41 percent that Trump does not have a good chance of winning in November. Republicans say 70 - 24 percent that Trump has a good chance of winning.

From December 16 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,140 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 508 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points and 462 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points.

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 and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

1. (If Republican or Republican Leaner) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump, for whom would you vote?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS.....................................
                                   Wht    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    BrnAgn CONSERVATIVE  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Bush                  4%     -      1%     1%     5%     6%     3%     5%     4%     4%
Carson               10     16     12     10     15      5      7     15      7     12
Christie              6      2      3      6      3      8      6      5      8      5
Cruz                 24     38     33     38     20     15     29     19     21     26
Fiorina               2      3      3      2      1      2      2      2      4      1
Gilmore               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Graham                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Huckabee              1      -      1      2      1      -      1      1      -      1
Kasich                1      -      2      -      1      2      1      1      3      -
Pataki                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Paul                  2      1      1      -      2      3      3      -      2      2
Rubio                12      9     13     10     11     15     12     13     19      9
Santorum              1      -      1      1      1      -      2      -      -      1
Trump                28     27     22     27     28     28     30     27     24     30
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      1      -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 8      2      8      3     10     13      5     12      7      9
 
                     MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTIC Q41......
                     Shares        Strong        Honest/
                     Values        Leader        Trustworthy
 
Bush                  6%            2%            5%
Carson               10             5            13
Christie              7             5             3
Cruz                 28            24            28
Fiorina               2             1             1
Gilmore               -             -             -
Graham                -             -             -
Huckabee              1             -             1
Kasich                2             1             -
Pataki                -             -             -
Paul                  1             1             4
Rubio                 9            13            17
Santorum              -             1             -
Trump                32            37            18
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -             -             -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -             1             -
DK/NA                 2             7            10
 
                     MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE Q43
                     Economy/
                     Jobs          Terrorism
 
Bush                  9%            1%
Carson                8            11
Christie              8             5
Cruz                 22            24
Fiorina               2             1
Gilmore               -             -
Graham                -             -
Huckabee              -             -
Kasich                3             -
Pataki                -             -
Paul                  2             -
Rubio                22            14
Santorum              1             -
Trump                19            34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -             -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -             1
DK/NA                 4             8
 
 
1A. (If candidate chosen q1) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the primary?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS......
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1.................
                                   CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Tot           Cruz          Trump
 
Made up              41%           36%           63%
Might change         58            64            36
DK/NA                 1             -             1
 
 
2. (If Republican or Republican Leaner) Are there any of these candidates you would definitely not support for the Republican nomination for president: Bush, Carson, Christie, Cruz, Fiorina, Gilmore, Graham, Huckabee, Kasich, Pataki, Paul, Rubio, Santorum, or Trump? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS.....................................
                                   Wht    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    BrnAgn CONSERVATIVE  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Bush                 24%    34%    25%    32%    26%    12%    27%    20%    22%    25%
Carson               12      6     10     12     12     11     10     14     11     12
Christie             10     16     10     10     13      7     12      9     10     11
Cruz                  5      -      3      2      5     10      5      5     10      3
Fiorina              10      9      7      8     10     11     12      7     10     10
Gilmore              10     13      8     12     12      7     12      9     15      8
Graham               15     25      9     23     15      7     17     12     15     15
Huckabee              9     12      7     10      9     10     11      7     10      9
Kasich               13     19     15     21     14      4     16     10     15     13
Pataki               13     21     14     16     15      8     17      9     20     10
Paul                 14     13     17     17     14     10     16     12     17     12
Rubio                 7      9      9      9      5      8     10      5      8      7
Santorum              8     11      6      9     10      4     10      6     10      7
Trump                28     21     30     23     25     37     21     35     32     26
No/No one            23     19     20     23     20     27     26     20     24     23
DK/NA                 7      3      3      4     10      7      5      9      4      8
 
 
3. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders, for whom would you vote?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              61%    52%    60%    66%    56%    64%    61%    62%
O'Malley              2      1      2      2      1      2      2      1
Sanders              30     42     31     24     37     25     30     29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      1      -      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                 6      5      6      7      5      8      5      7
 
                     MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTIC Q40...................
                     Shares        Strong                      Right
                     Values        Leader        Cares         Experience
 
Clinton              51%           69%           57%           82%
O'Malley              -             2             1             2
Sanders              46            21            34            12
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -             1             -             -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -             2             -             -
DK/NA                 3             6             7             4
 
                     MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE Q42
                     Economy/
                     Jobs
 
Clinton              58%
O'Malley              3
Sanders              33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1
DK/NA                 4
 
 
3A. (If candidate chosen q3) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the primary?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS........
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q3.................
                                   CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q3
                     Tot           Clinton       Sanders
 
Made up              57%           59%           55%
Might change         41            38            44
DK/NA                 2             2             -
 
 
4. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Are there any of these candidates you would definitely not support for the Democratic nomination for president: Clinton, O'Malley, or Sanders? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton               8%    10%     8%     7%     9%     7%     4%    10%
O'Malley             19     22     21     17     17     20     20     18
Sanders               9      6      9     10     10      8      7     10
No/No one            58     59     58     57     63     55     62     56
DK/NA                11      9     10     13      8     13     10     12
 
 
5. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              47%     8%    92%    39%    39%    54%    57%    42%
Trump                40     82      4     37     47     33     33     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      4      2      2      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      6      1     12      7      6      6      7
DK/NA                 5      1      3      8      5      5      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              60%    43%    42%    50%
Trump                21     46     45     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      4      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     12      4      6      4
DK/NA                 4      3      6      6
 
 
6. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              44%     8%    89%    33%    35%    51%    52%    40%
Rubio                43     87      6     43     49     37     41     44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      1      4      3      2      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      1      7      6      3      3      5
DK/NA                 6      2      3     13      6      7      3      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              56%    42%    40%    42%
Rubio                28     49     48     45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      4      5      2
DK/NA                 6      2      7     10
 
 
7. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              44%     4%    91%    36%    36%    52%    54%    40%
Cruz                 44     89      4     45     53     36     39     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      3      3      1      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      2      6      5      4      3      5
DK/NA                 6      2      4      9      3      7      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              55%    40%    42%    46%
Cruz                 33     49     47     44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      4      5      3
DK/NA                 4      4      6      7
 
 
8. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              51%    13%    90%    49%    44%    57%    60%    47%
Trump                38     78      4     35     46     31     32     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      6      4      8      6      7      4      7
DK/NA                 4      2      1      6      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Sanders              74%    50%    42%    47%
Trump                18     42     48     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      7      5      5      9
DK/NA                 1      2      4      5
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              42%     6%    80%    36%    39%    45%    48%    39%
Rubio                45     87      9     48     50     41     44     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      3      6      4      6      6      3      7
DK/NA                 6      3      4     10      5      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Sanders              60%    38%    39%    37%
Rubio                31     49     48     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      3      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      5      6      6
DK/NA                 3      4      7      8
 
 
10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              43%     6%    84%    37%    39%    47%    53%    38%
Cruz                 44     85      6     46     50     38     39     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      5      5      4      4      6      3      6
DK/NA                 7      4      5     11      6      8      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Sanders              59%    41%    38%    40%
Cruz                 30     46     51     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      2      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      7      5      4      7
DK/NA                 5      5      7      8
 
 
Q12-22. Summary Table - Is your opinion of [Candidate] favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him/her? Table ranked by net favorability (Favorable - Unfavorable).
                     REGISTERED VOTERS.................
                                   Hvn't               
                     Fav    Unfav  hrdEn  REF    NetFav
 
Sanders              40     31     28      1      9
Rubio                37     28     33      2      9
Cruz                 35     33     31      2      2
Kasich               21     20     57      2      1
Carson               36     38     24      2     -2
Fiorina              25     33     40      1     -8
Clinton              43     51      4      2     -8
Christie             28     40     30      2     -12
Paul                 24     42     32      3     -18
Trump                33     59      5      3     -26
Bush                 28     56     14      2     -28
 
 
                     REPUBLICANS.......................
                                   Hvn't
                     Fav    Unfav  hrdEn  REF    NetFav
 
Cruz                 68      7     24      1     61
Rubio                66     10     24      -     56
Carson               66     17     16      2     49
Fiorina              53     18     29      -     35
Trump                63     30      6      2     33
Christie             52     27     19      2     25
Paul                 32     32     34      2      0
Kasich               24     25     49      2     -1
Bush                 37     52     10      1     -15
 
                     DEMOCRATS.........................
                                   Hvn't
                     Fav    Unfav  hrdEn  REF    NetFav 
 
Clinton              82     13      3      2     69
Sanders              69      8     21      2     61
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            43%    10%    82%    32%    32%    52%    49%    40%
Unfavorable          51     87     13     59     61     43     47     54
Hvn't hrd enough      4      2      3      7      5      3      2      5
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      1      2      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            45%    40%    42%    44%
Unfavorable          44     56     56     48
Hvn't hrd enough      8      3      2      5
REFUSED               4      1      1      3
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            33%    63%     8%    32%    42%    25%    26%    37%
Unfavorable          59     30     88     59     49     68     70     54
Hvn't hrd enough      5      6      2      5      6      4      2      6
REFUSED               3      2      2      3      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            15%    36%    41%    33%
Unfavorable          79     58     53     57
Hvn't hrd enough      4      5      4      7
REFUSED               2      1      2      3
 
 
14. Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            37%    66%    15%    38%    44%    31%    43%    35%
Unfavorable          28     10     48     24     28     27     35     25
Hvn't hrd enough     33     24     35     35     27     38     20     39
REFUSED               2      -      2      3      1      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            31%    34%    41%    41%
Unfavorable          27     29     29     27
Hvn't hrd enough     38     36     29     30
REFUSED               4      -      2      1
 
 
15. Is your opinion of Ted Cruz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            35%    68%     7%    34%    42%    28%    33%    36%
Unfavorable          33      7     60     28     33     33     50     25
Hvn't hrd enough     31     24     33     36     23     38     17     37
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            23%    37%    41%    36%
Unfavorable          38     33     28     35
Hvn't hrd enough     39     29     29     28
REFUSED               -      1      2      1
 
 
16. Is your opinion of Bernie Sanders favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            40%    10%    69%    39%    37%    42%    53%    34%
Unfavorable          31     60      8     29     41     23     31     31
Hvn't hrd enough     28     29     21     31     21     34     15     34
REFUSED               1      1      2      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            58%    38%    33%    36%
Unfavorable          14     33     40     32
Hvn't hrd enough     28     28     25     29
REFUSED               -      1      2      2
 
 
17. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Ben Carson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            36%    66%    10%    39%    39%    33%    33%    37%
Unfavorable          38     17     62     35     41     35     55     32
Hvn't hrd enough     24     16     27     25     20     29     11     29
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      1      3      1      2
 
 
18. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            28%    37%    17%    31%    29%    27%    30%    27%
Unfavorable          56     52     66     53     54     57     55     56
Hvn't hrd enough     14     10     13     16     15     14     12     16
REFUSED               2      1      3      -      2      2      4      1
 
 
19. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Chris Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            28%    52%    12%    28%    30%    27%    35%    25%
Unfavorable          40     27     55     38     41     39     45     37
Hvn't hrd enough     30     19     32     32     27     32     17     37
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      3      1
 
 
20. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Carly Fiorina favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            25%    53%     8%    21%    30%    21%    33%    21%
Unfavorable          33     18     51     30     35     32     43     28
Hvn't hrd enough     40     29     39     49     35     45     23     50
REFUSED               1      -      1      -      1      1      1      1
 
 
21. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            21%    24%    18%    27%    28%    15%    40%    13%
Unfavorable          20     25     21     12     22     18     14     22
Hvn't hrd enough     57     49     60     61     48     65     43     63
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      2      2      2      2
 
 
22. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Rand Paul favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            24%    32%    12%    28%    34%    15%    30%    21%
Unfavorable          42     32     59     37     41     42     50     38
Hvn't hrd enough     32     34     26     33     23     39     19     38
REFUSED               3      2      4      2      1      4      1      3
 
 
28. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  35%     5%    76%    23%    26%    44%    37%    34%
No                   59     92     18     72     71     49     58     60
DK/NA                 5      3      6      5      3      7      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  30%    35%    32%    44%
No                   59     63     65     49
DK/NA                11      2      3      7
 
 
29. Would you say that - Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  36%    63%    11%    34%    42%    31%    30%    39%
No                   58     29     86     60     53     62     67     54
DK/NA                 6      8      3      6      4      7      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  20%    39%    42%    38%
No                   79     57     53     50
DK/NA                 1      3      5     11
 
 
30. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  58%    26%    91%    56%    47%    68%    66%    54%
No                   40     73      7     42     52     30     33     44
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  67%    58%    52%    58%
No                   31     40     47     38
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3
 
 
31. Would you say that - Donald Trump has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  58%    84%    30%    60%    68%    49%    54%    60%
No                   39     13     66     37     30     47     45     36
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      2      4      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  53%    64%    59%    52%
No                   47     34     38     41
DK/NA                 -      3      3      6
 
 
32. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  46%    16%    84%    36%    37%    54%    50%    44%
No                   50     83     12     59     61     42     46     52
DK/NA                 4      1      3      5      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  56%    43%    40%    48%
No                   36     53     58     49
DK/NA                 8      3      1      4
 
 
33. Would you say that - Donald Trump cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  38%    69%    12%    36%    44%    33%    30%    42%
No                   57     25     86     59     52     62     67     52
DK/NA                 5      6      2      5      5      5      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  24%    45%    42%    37%
No                   75     51     55     54
DK/NA                 -      4      3     10
 
 
34. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  63%    34%    94%    62%    57%    68%    70%    60%
No                   35     65      5     36     42     29     29     38
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  81%    63%    56%    59%
No                   17     37     44     37
DK/NA                 2      1      -      4
 
 
35. Would you say that - Donald Trump has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  29%    56%     5%    27%    34%    24%    26%    30%
No                   67     36     95     68     62     72     72     65
DK/NA                 4      8      1      4      4      5      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  13%    36%    33%    26%
No                   83     62     63     67
DK/NA                 4      3      4      7
 
 
36. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton shares your values or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  42%     8%    83%    31%    33%    49%    49%    38%
No                   55     90     14     64     64     46     49     57
DK/NA                 4      2      3      5      3      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  42%    40%    38%    47%
No                   53     57     59     48
DK/NA                 5      3      2      5
 
 
37. Would you say that - Donald Trump shares your values or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%    65%     9%    30%    39%    29%    27%    37%
No                   61     30     89     63     56     65     71     56
DK/NA                 6      5      3      8      5      6      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  13%    40%    39%    35%
No                   84     56     57     54
DK/NA                 3      4      4     10
 
 
38. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton would have a good chance of defeating the Republican nominee in the general election for President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  59%    36%    86%    57%    58%    61%    68%    55%
No                   32     54     10     34     36     29     26     36
DK/NA                 8     10      5      9      6     10      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  70%    55%    57%    58%
No                   24     39     37     29
DK/NA                 7      6      6     12
 
 
39. Would you say that - Donald Trump would have a good chance of defeating the Democratic nominee in the general election for President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  41%    70%    14%    40%    49%    34%    32%    45%
No                   53     24     80     55     47     58     62     48
DK/NA                 6      6      6      5      4      9      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  25%    48%    42%    42%
No                   71     43     54     49
DK/NA                 4      8      4      9
 
 
40. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Thinking about the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, which of the following is most important to you: Someone who shares your values, cares about the needs and problems of people like you, has strong leadership qualities, is honest and trustworthy, has the right kind of experience, or has the best chance of winning?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Shares values        19%    28%    11%    19%    19%    18%    20%    18%
Cares needs/problems 28     35     34     22     25     30     24     30
Strong leadership    16      7     15     20     16     15     15     16
Honest/trustworthy   14      9      8     18     17     12     10     16
Right experience     16     13     18     16     14     17     22     12
Best chance/winning   6      5     12      3      7      5      8      5
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      2      3      1      3
 
 
41. (If Republican or Republican Leaner) Thinking about the Republican nominee for president in 2016, which of the following is most important to you: Someone who shares your values, cares about the needs and problems of people like you, has strong leadership qualities, is honest and trustworthy, has the right kind of experience, or has the best chance of winning?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS.....................................
                                   Wht    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    BrnAgn CONSERVATIVE  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Shares values        20%    17%    21%    28%    20%    13%    19%    22%    24%    19%
Cares needs/problems 13      7      7     11     10     17     10     15      9     14
Strong leadership    29     35     33     27     32     26     30     28     25     31
Honest/trustworthy   21     21     22     23     19     24     23     19     23     20
Right experience      8      3      7      2     11     11      8      7     10      7
Best chance/winning   7     10      9      6      7      7      9      4      8      6
DK/NA                 2      8      1      4      1      2      -      5      2      3
 
 
42. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Which of these is the most important issue to you in deciding who to support for the Democratic nomination for President: the economy and jobs, terrorism, immigration, the federal deficit, health care, foreign policy, climate change, race relations, abortion, gun policy or taxes?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Economy and jobs     34%    26%    38%    37%    38%    32%    34%    34%
Terrorism            10      3      9     13      9     10      8     10
Immigration           3      3      2      4      1      4      2      4
Federal deficit       1      1      1      1      2      -      1      1
Health care          10     13      4     12     10     10      8     12
Foreign policy       14     17     13     13     11     15     19     10
Climate change        8     11     10      5     10      6     11      6
Race relations        6      6      8      5      6      6      3      8
Abortion              2      9      -      -      1      3      2      2
Gun policy            4      4      9      1      2      5      7      2
Taxes                 3      -      4      3      3      2      1      3
DK/NA                 6      8      3      6      6      6      4      7
 
 
43. (If Republican or Republican Leaner) Which of these is the most important issue to you in deciding who to support for the Republican nomination for President: the economy and jobs, terrorism, immigration, the federal deficit, health care, foreign policy, climate change, race relations, abortion, gun policy or taxes?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS.....................................
                                   Wht    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    BrnAgn CONSERVATIVE  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Economy and jobs     27%    18%    23%    22%    28%    27%    29%    23%    32%    24%
Terrorism            30     31     33     30     32     28     24     37     27     31
Immigration          11     12     12     14     11      9     10     12     10     12
Federal deficit       8     11     10      6     10      9     11      4      9      7
Health care           4      1      2      1      4      6      3      4      4      4
Foreign policy       10     10     12     10      7     14     11      9     12     10
Climate change        -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Race relations        -      -      -      -      -      1      1      -      1      -
Abortion              2      6      1      4      1      1      2      2      3      2
Gun policy            4      4      4      4      5      2      5      3      -      6
Taxes                 1      -      -      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 3      6      3      7      -      3      3      4      1      4
 
 
44. Generally speaking, what type of candidate makes the best president: someone who has held elected office before or someone who has never held elected office?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Held office          63%    45%    87%    60%    57%    69%    72%    59%
Never held office    27     45      8     28     34     21     17     32
DK/NA                10     11      5     13      9     10     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Held office          77%    61%    60%    59%
Never held office    14     32     30     29
DK/NA                 9      6     10     12
 
 
45. (If Republican or Republican Leaner) As you may know, CNN held a debate among the Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday, December 15th. Which of the following statements best describes you: I watched or listened to all or most of the debate; I did not watch or listen to the debate, but I paid close attention to news stories about it afterwards; I did not watch or listen to the debate or pay close attention to news stories about it?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS.....................................
                                   Wht    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    BrnAgn CONSERVATIVE  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Watched/listened     45%    53%    47%    51%    43%    41%    50%    40%    48%    44%
Paid attn to news    37     36     32     36     37     37     36     37     37     37
Did not watch/listen
 or pay close attn   18     11     21     13     20     21     13     23     15     19
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      1      1      -      -      -
 
 
46. (If watched/listened to debate q45) Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you think did the best job in Tuesday night's debate: Bush, Carson, Christie, Cruz, Fiorina, Kasich, Paul, Rubio, or Trump?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS..
                     WATCHED/LISTENED TO DEBATE Q45..
                                          COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Bush                  5%     5%     4%     8%     3%
Carson                1      -      2      -      1
Christie             11     11     10     17      7
Cruz                 40     42     37     36     42
Fiorina               3      3      4      5      3
Kasich                -      -      1      1      -
Paul                  5      5      5      -      7
Rubio                12     11     14     16     10
Trump                20     21     18     13     24
DK/NA                 3      2      5      3      3
 
 
47. (If watched/listened to debate q45) And which of those candidates do you think did the worst job in the debate?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS..
                     WATCHED/LISTENED TO DEBATE Q45..
                                          COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Yes    No
                            
Bush                 25%    28%    20%    22%    26%
Carson                9     10      8     14      7
Christie              7     10      2      8      6
Cruz                  1      2      1      -      2
Fiorina               8      9      5      3     10
Kasich               16     17     15     15     17
Paul                 11     13      8     15      9
Rubio                 2      2      3      3      2
Trump                10      6     16     11     10
DK/NA                11      3     23      8     12
 
 
48. Would you feel proud to have Donald Trump as President, embarrassed to have Donald Trump as President, or wouldn't you feel either of these ways?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Proud                23%    44%     4%    20%    30%    16%    15%    26%
Embarrassed          50     20     82     47     40     59     62     45
Neither              24     32     12     29     26     22     21     25
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      4      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Proud                13%    25%    27%    22%
Embarrassed          73     48     45     43
Neither              12     25     26     28
DK/NA                 2      3      2      7
 
 
49. Would you feel proud to have Hillary Clinton as President, embarrassed to have Hillary Clinton as President, or wouldn't you feel either of these ways?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Proud                33%     5%    72%    22%    23%    42%    39%    30%
Embarrassed          35     72      5     32     44     28     31     38
Neither              29     21     23     41     31     27     29     29
DK/NA                 3      2      1      5      2      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Proud                32%    34%    32%    39%
Embarrassed          26     36     41     35
Neither              42     30     24     19
DK/NA                 -      1      4      7
 
 
50. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job handling - the economy: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              43%     6%    85%    36%    32%    53%    51%    40%
Trump                53     92     13     57     63     44     46     56
DK/NA                 4      2      2      7      5      3      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              59%    37%    40%    42%
Trump                37     59     56     52
DK/NA                 3      3      3      6
 
 
51. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job handling - terrorism: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              48%    13%    88%    45%    39%    57%    59%    43%
Trump                45     83     11     45     55     37     36     50
DK/NA                 6      4      1     10      6      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              69%    46%    43%    45%
Trump                25     51     51     45
DK/NA                 6      3      6     10
 
 

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