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Mary Snow, Polling Analyst (203) 506-8202 Doug Schwartz, Director (203) 582-5201

Mary Snow, Polling Analyst (203) 506-8202

Doug Schwartz, Director (203) 582-5201

FOR RELEASE: OCTOBER 23, 2019

APPROVAL OF IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY REACHES 55 PERCENT, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY NATIONAL POLL FINDS; VOTERS DISAPPROVE OF TRUMP’S DECISION ON SYRIA 2-1

Approval among American voters of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry, an inquiry to determine

whether or not to bring impeachment charges against President Trump, has reached its highest level, as 55

percent approve of the inquiry, while 43 percent disapprove, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack)

University national poll released today. Last week, 51 percent of voters approved of the inquiry, while 45

percent disapproved.

In today’s poll, Democrats approve of the inquiry 93 7 percent and independent voters approve 58

37 percent, while Republicans disapprove of the inquiry 88 10 percent. In last week’s poll, Democrats

approved of the inquiry 90 8 percent, and independents were divided with a 50 45 percent approval, and

Republicans disapproved 90 9 percent.

Nearly half of registered voters, 48 percent, say President Trump should be impeached and removed

from office, while 46 percent say he should not. Last week, 46 percent supported impeachment while 48 percent

were opposed.

In today’s poll, support for impeachment is 86 9 percent among Democrats, and 49 41 percent

among independents, while Republicans oppose impeachment 91 6 percent. In last week’s poll, Democrats

supported impeachment 85 10 percent, independents were divided with 48 percent opposed and 42 percent in

support, and Republicans opposed impeachment 93 6 percent.

In his dealings with Ukraine, 59 percent of voters say President Trump was pursuing his own personal

interest, while 33 percent say he was pursuing the national interest. Democrats say the president was pursuing

his own personal interest 94 2 percent, and independents say the president put his own personal interest over

the national interest 64 25 percent, but Republicans say 72 17 percent that President Trump put the nation’s

interest over his own personal interest.

“Republicans remain rock solid in opposing both the impeachment of President Trump and the House

impeachment inquiry. But when it comes to the president’s motives in Ukraine, Republicans aren’t all on the

same page. Roughly 7 in 10 Republicans say the president was pursuing the national interest in his dealings

with Ukraine. The rest say he was pursuing his own personal interest or they don’t know,” said Quinnipiac

University Polling Analyst Mary Snow.

President Trump’s job approval rating has dipped below 40 percent for the first time since the

impeachment inquiry began as 38 percent say they approve of the job he is doing, and 58 percent disapprove.

Last week, 41 percent approved of the president’s job performance, while 54 percent disapproved. This is

President Trump’s lowest net approval rating since a July 2018 poll. Men are divided on the job President

Trump is doing with 49 percent disapproving and 45 percent approving, while women overwhelmingly

disapprove of the job he is doing 66 30 percent. This is one of President Trump’s highest disapproval numbers

from women.

Only 35 percent of voters approve of the way President Trump is handling foreign policy, while 61

percent disapprove. Voters also disapprove of the way he is handling national security 56 41 percent and the

way he is handling the nation’s policy toward the Middle East 58 – 36 percent. Voters disapprove 60 30

percent of President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. military support from the Kurds in northern Syria.

Democrats disapprove 86 7 percent, independents disapprove 63 27 percent, while Republicans approve 55

31 percent.

“President Trump’s overall job approval rating inches lower against a backdrop of intensifying scrutiny,

the House impeachment inquiry and criticism over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. A

majority of Americans disapprove of his decision to remove U.S. military support from the Kurds, which

includes about 3 in 10 Republicans,adds Snow.

President Trump gets better marks when it comes to his handling of the economy as 48 percent approve

and 48 percent disapprove. A majority of voters say the economy is in good shape, as 17 percent say the state

of the nation’s economy is excellent, 44 percent say it is good, 26 percent say it is not so good, and 10 percent

say it is poor. However, voters are also concerned about the future of the economy as 17 percent say it is very

likely that there will be an economic recession in the next year and 39 percent say it is somewhat likely.

Nancy Pelosi gets a mixed approval rating as 45 percent approve of the job she is doing as Speaker of

the House, while 47 percent disapprove. Mitch McConnell’s approval rating is deep underwater as 57 percent

of voters disapprove of the job he is doing as Senate Majority Leader, while only 24 percent approve.

From October 17 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,587 self-identified registered voters

nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, including the design effect.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys

using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University

Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than a dozen states on national and statewide elections, as

well as public policy issues.

Visit poll.qu.edu or www.facebook.com/quinnipiacpoll Email poll@quinnipiac.edu, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Approve

38%

83%

3%

29%

45%

30%

39%

48%

Disapprove

58

12

96

64

49

66

58

45

DK/NA

5

5

1

7

6

3

2

6

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Approve

30%

39%

43%

38%

53%

35%

44%

10%

27%

Disapprove

61

57

54

60

42

61

52

88

66

DK/NA

9

4

3

2

5

4

4

2

7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?

 

App

Dis

DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

38

58

5

Oct 14, 2019

41

54

5

Oct 08, 2019

40

54

6

Sep 30, 2019

41

53

6

Sep 25, 2019

40

55

5

Aug 28, 2019

38

56

6

Jul 29, 2019

40

54

6

Jun 11, 2019

42

53

5

May 21, 2019

38

57

5

May 02, 2019

41

55

5

See additional trend information on website

13a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q13) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Approve strongly

28%

65%

1%

21%

33%

23%

28%

38%

Approve smwht

9

18

1

9

12

6

11

10

Disapprove smwht

4

4

2

7

5

4

5

5

Disapprove strongly 53

8

95

57

43

62

53

40

DK/NA

5

5

2

7

6

4

3

7

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Approve strongly

14%

29%

34%

31%

40%

27%

33%

6%

15%

Approve smwht

16

9

8

6

14

7

10

4

11

Disapprove smwht

6

6

2

5

5

5

5

2

6

Disapprove strongly 55

52

51

55

36

56

47

85

60

DK/NA

9

4

5

3

5

5

5

3

7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?

APPROVE

DISAPPROVE

Strngly Smwht

Smwht

Strngly DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

28

9

4

53

5

Oct 14, 2019

31

10

5

48

5

Oct 08, 2019

29

11

6

47

7

Sep 30, 2019

35

6

4

48

7

Sep 25, 2019

29

11

7

48

5

Aug 28, 2019

27

11

5

50

6

Jul 29, 2019

28

12

7

47

7

Jun 11, 2019

29

13

7

46

5

May 21, 2019

28

10

8

48

5

May 02, 2019

30

10

8

46

6

See additional trend information on website

14. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Favorable

41%

5%

81%

35%

31%

49%

42%

30%

Unfavorable

47

87

13

44

57

38

50

57

Hvn't hrd enough

10

6

4

17

9

10

6

11

REFUSED

3

3

2

3

3

3

3

3

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Favorable

38%

39%

41%

46%

25%

45%

36%

69%

54%

Unfavorable

46

52

49

41

65

43

53

18

34

Hvn't hrd enough

13

8

7

9

7

10

8

10

10

REFUSED

3

1

3

4

3

3

3

3

2

TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?

 

Fav

Unfav

HvntHrd REF

Oct 23, 2019

41

47

10

3

Aug 15, 2018

38

47

12

3

Jun 06, 2018

32

48

15

6

Apr 11, 2018

32

52

12

4

Mar 07, 2018

31

52

12

5

Feb 07, 2018

35

47

14

4

Jan 18, 2018

36

49

11

3

Dec 19, 2017

37

44

13

6

Dec 05, 2017

36

47

12

4

Aug 24, 2017

33

52

11

4

See additional trend information on website

15. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Favorable

35%

78%

6%

28%

41%

29%

37%

45%

Unfavorable

51

14

84

51

47

55

56

41

Hvn't hrd enough

11

6

8

17

9

13

6

12

REFUSED

3

2

2

3

3

3

2

2

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Favorable

30%

38%

37%

35%

51%

32%

41%

10%

24%

Unfavorable

52

52

52

51

42

55

49

65

58

Hvn't hrd enough

13

8

10

12

6

11

9

22

13

REFUSED

5

1

1

3

1

2

2

4

5

TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?

 

Fav

Unfav

HvntHrd REF

Oct 23, 2019

35

51

11

3

Aug 15, 2018

34

53

10

4

Jun 06, 2018

32

54

10

4

Apr 11, 2018

30

56

10

4

Mar 07, 2018

30

55

10

5

Feb 07, 2018

32

51

12

4

Jan 18, 2018

31

58

9

3

Dec 19, 2017

25

60

11

4

Dec 05, 2017

24

62

10

4

Aug 24, 2017

25

63

8

4

See additional trend information on website

16.

Do you think that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, or

don't you think so?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Yes/Impeached

48%

6%

86%

49%

40%

55%

47%

37%

No

46

91

9

41

55

38

48

57

DK/NA

6

3

5

10

5

7

5

6

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Yes/Impeached

47%

49%

45%

51%

32%

52%

42%

82%

53%

No

43

47

49

45

64

42

52

14

39

DK/NA

10

4

7

4

5

6

6

4

8

TREND: Do you think that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, or don't you think so?

Yes/

Impeach No

DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

48

46

6

Oct 14, 2019

46

48

7

Oct 08, 2019

45

49

6

Sep 30, 2019

47

47

6

Sep 25, 2019

37

57

6

17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nancy Pelosi is handling her job as the

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Approve

45%

12%

78%

47%

37%

52%

45%

36%

Disapprove

47

84

17

44

54

41

49

56

DK/NA

8

5

6

10

9

7

6

8

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Approve

40%

45%

45%

52%

30%

50%

41%

59%

59%

Disapprove

44

49

50

44

62

44

52

29

34

DK/NA

16

6

5

4

8

6

7

12

7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nancy Pelosi is handling her job as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?

 

App

Dis

DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

45

47

8

Sep 30, 2019

43

52

5

18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mitch McConnell is handling his job as

Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Approve

24%

49%

6%

20%

29%

20%

27%

27%

Disapprove

57

31

81

59

54

59

62

53

DK/NA

19

19

13

22

17

21

11

20

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Approve

22%

21%

24%

29%

33%

21%

27%

13%

22%

Disapprove

50

61

57

60

53

62

58

62

45

DK/NA

28

18

19

11

14

17

15

26

33

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mitch McConnell is handling his job as Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate?

 

App

Dis

DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

24

57

19

Sep 30, 2019

28

57

15

Apr 25, 2018

22

62

16

19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Approve

48%

91%

12%

45%

59%

38%

47%

58%

Disapprove

48

8

84

51

38

58

50

37

DK/NA

4

1

4

4

3

5

3

5

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Approve

43%

51%

51%

47%

64%

42%

53%

22%

44%

Disapprove

50

47

47

50

32

54

44

73

55

DK/NA

6

2

2

3

4

4

4

6

1

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?

 

App

Dis

DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

48

48

4

Oct 14, 2019

49

46

5

Sep 25, 2019

48

47

5

Aug 28, 2019

46

49

5

May 21, 2019

48

45

7

Mar 05, 2019

49

45

7

Jan 29, 2019

46

51

3

Jan 15, 2019

49

48

4

Nov 20, 2018

53

42

5

Jul 24, 2018

49

47

5

See additional trend information on website

20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Approve

35%

76%

3%

28%

42%

27%

34%

45%

Disapprove

61

20

96

67

54

68

63

49

DK/NA

4

4

1

5

3

5

4

5

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Approve

27%

37%

37%

36%

50%

30%

39%

9%

24%

Disapprove

68

61

58

60

47

65

56

89

73

DK/NA

5

3

4

3

4

5

5

2

3

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling foreign policy?

App

Dis

DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

35

61

4

Oct 14, 2019

37

57

5

Sep 25, 2019

37

57

6

Aug 28, 2019

38

56

6

May 21, 2019

37

58

6

Mar 05, 2019

38

56

6

Jan 29, 2019

37

58

5

Jan 15, 2019

40

56

4

Nov 20, 2018

42

53

6

Jul 24, 2018

38

58

4

See additional trend information on website

21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - national security?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Approve

41%

85%

5%

35%

50%

32%

39%

53%

Disapprove

56

13

94

60

47

63

58

42

DK/NA

4

2

1

5

3

4

3

4

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Approve

37%

41%

43%

40%

57%

37%

46%

12%

32%

Disapprove

57

56

55

57

39

60

50

86

66

DK/NA

6

3

2

3

4

4

4

2

2

22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the nation's policy

toward the Middle East?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Approve

36%

78%

6%

28%

42%

30%

35%

47%

Disapprove

58

16

91

65

51

64

60

46

DK/NA

6

6

3

7

7

6

5

7

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Approve

33%

36%

38%

36%

49%

33%

41%

13%

27%

Disapprove

60

57

57

59

44

61

53

84

64

DK/NA

7

6

5

5

7

6

6

2

10

23. Would you say that the - Republican Party has moved too far to the left, too far to

the right, or would you say the Republican Party hasn't moved too far in either direction?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Too far left

8%

10%

7%

9%

9%

7%

6%

6%

Too far right

37

12

58

43

35

39

48

32

Not too far

46

71

23

44

50

42

42

54

DK/NA

9

7

12

4

6

11

4

9

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Too far left

8%

10%

8%

6%

8%

4%

6%

12%

17%

Too far right

43

39

35

35

37

43

40

31

29

Not too far

41

47

49

47

52

43

48

31

46

DK/NA

7

5

8

11

4

9

6

26

8

24. Would you say that the - Democratic Party has moved too far to the left, too far to

the right, or would you say the Democratic Party hasn't moved too far in either

direction?

 

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Too far left

47%

79%

17%

48%

57%

37%

55%

52%

Too far right

4

3

6

5

5

4

4

5

Not too far

42

12

72

41

32

50

37

35

DK/NA

7

6

5

7

5

9

4

8

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Too far left

41%

50%

53%

44%

64%

44%

53%

17%

33%

Too far right

7

6

2

4

5

4

4

1

9

Not too far

47

38

40

42

26

45

36

69

53

DK/NA

5

6

5

10

5

8

6

12

5

25. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Very satisfied

9%

22%

1%

7%

12%

6%

9%

13%

Smwht satisfied

24

46

7

23

32

18

24

29

Smwht dissatisfied

26

22

27

28

27

26

26

23

Very dissatisfied

38

9

63

40

28

48

39

34

DK/NA

2

2

2

1

1

2

2

1

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Very satisfied

3%

9%

12%

11%

16%

7%

11%

1%

6%

Smwht satisfied

31

24

25

19

34

19

26

17

24

Smwht dissatisfied

34

28

21

26

24

25

25

27

36

Very dissatisfied

33

37

41

43

26

46

37

51

34

DK/NA

-

2

2

1

1

2

2

4

-

TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

 

Very

Smwht

Smwht

Very

sat

sat

dis

dis

DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

9

24

26

38

2

Sep 25, 2019

15

25

22

37

2

Aug 28, 2019

14

22

22

39

3

Jan 15, 2019

10

27

23

39

1

Dec 18, 2018

13

28

22

35

2

Sep 10, 2018

15

26

20

37

2

Jun 06, 2018

8

29

26

36

1

Feb 20, 2018

8

21

22

47

1

Jan 18, 2018

9

31

22

37

1

Dec 20, 2017

7

26

24

43

1

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26. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No

Excellent

17%

40%

1%

15%

22%

13%

23%

20%

Good

44

53

35

44

50

39

45

48

Not so good

26

5

42

29

20

32

24

22

Poor

10

1

18

11

7

14

6

9

DK/NA

2

1

3

1

1

2

1

1

AGE IN YRS

 

WHITE

18-34

35-49

50-64 65+

Men

Wom

Wht

Blk

Hsp

Excellent

8%

16%

23%

19%

28%

16%

22%

3%

6%

Good

52

45

43

41

50

43

47

30

47

Not so good

25

25

26

28

16

29

23

43

28

Poor

15

11

8

9

4

11

8

17

18

DK/NA

1

2

-

2

1

1

1

8

1

TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

 

Not so

 

Exclnt Good

Good

Poor

DK/NA

Oct 23, 2019

17

44

26

10

2

Sep 25, 2019

16

43

28

11

2

Aug 28, 2019

18

43

27

10

2

Jun 11, 2019

19

51

20

8

1

May 21, 2019

22

49

20

8

1

Jan 15, 2019

15

49

26

9

2

Dec 18, 2018

14

51

25

10

1

Sep 10, 2018

21

49

20

8

3

Aug 14, 2018

15

52

23

9

2

Jun 06, 2018

13

49

26

11

2

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27. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about

the same?

 

WHITE

COLLEGE DEG

 

Tot

Rep

Dem

Ind

Men

Wom

Yes

No