HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES

JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 1
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 1000 Adults, including 450 respondents with a cell phone only and
Date: January 12-15, 2017
47 respondents reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline.
48 Male
52 Female

Study #17016
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey
Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.

The margin of error for 1000 interviews among Adults is ±3.10%
The margin of error for 881 interviews among Registered Voters is ±3.30%

Unless otherwise noted by a “+”, all previous data shown reflects responses among all adults.
Q2a

For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you are?
(IF “REFUSED,” ASK:) Well, would you tell me which age group you belong to? (READ LIST)
18-24 ................................................................
11
25-29 ................................................................
7
30-34 ................................................................
13
35-39 ................................................................
7
40-44 ................................................................
9
45-49 ................................................................
8
50-54 ................................................................
8
55-59 ................................................................
10
60-64 ................................................................
10
65-69 ................................................................
5
70-74 ................................................................
4
75 and over ..........................................................
7
Not sure/refused .................................................
1

Q2b

To ensure that we have a representative sample, would you please tell me whether you are from a Hispanic
or Spanish-speaking background?
Yes, Hispanic ...................................................
11
No, not Hispanic ...............................................
88
Not sure/refused .............................................
1

Q2c

And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race--white, black, Asian, or something else?
White ..............................................................74
Black ..............................................................12
Asian .............................................................. 2
Other .............................................................. 4
Hispanic (VOL) ............................................. 6
Not sure/refused ........................................... 2
White, Non-Hispanic.......................................70

Q3

Are you currently registered to vote [LANDLINE: at this address; CELL: in (STATE)]?
Registered ........................................88
Not registered ................................ 11
Not sure ..........................................1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q4

Study #17016 -- page 2
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

All in all, do you think things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel things
1
are off on the wrong track?

12/16
33
54
6
7

10/1013/16+
29
65
5
1

High
9/16+
30
62
5
3

8/16+
32
62
3
3

7/16+
18
73
6
3

6/16+
21
71
5
3

4/16+
24
70
4
2

9/01
72
11
11
6

Low
10/1720/08+
12
78
7
3

1/16+
29
63
5
3

12/15
20
70
6
4

10/2529/15
27
64
5
4

10/1518/15
25
64
7
4

9/15
30
62
5
3

7/15
28
65
4
3

6/15
31
61
4
4

4/15
28
62
6
4

3/15
32
60
5
3

1/15
31
59
5
5

12/14
27
64
6
3

11/14
25
65
6
4

10/3011/1/14+
27
63
6
4

10/812/14+
25
65
6
4

9/14+
23
67
6
4

8/14
22
71
5
2

6/14
25
63
7
5

4/14
27
63
6
4

3/14
26
65
5
4

1/14
28
63
5
4

12/13
29
64
5
2

10/2528/13
22
70
4
4

10/79/13
14
78
4
4

9/13
30
62
5
3

7/13
29
61
6
4

6/13
32
59
6
3

4/13
31
61
5
3

2/13
32
59
6
3

1/13
35
57
4
4

12/12
41
53
3
3

10/12+
41
53
4
2

9/2630/12+
40
53
5
2

9/1216/12+
39
55
4
2

8/12+
32
61
4
3

7/12+
32
60
5
3

6/12
31
61
5
3

5/12
33
58
5
4

4/12
33
59
6
2

3/12
33
58
5
4

1/12
30
61
5
4

12/11
22
69
6
3

11/11
19
73
5
3

10/11
17
74
5
4

8/11
19
73
5
3

7/11
25
67
5
3

6/11
29
62
6
3

5/11
36
50
10
4

4/11
28
63
6
3

1/11
35
56
5
4

12/10
28
63
6
3

11/10
32
58
6
4

10/2830/10+
31
60
5
4

10/1418/10+
32
59
6
3

9/10
32
59
5
4

8/2630/10
30
61
6
3

8/59/10
32
58
6
4

6/10
29
62
5
4

5/611/10
34
56
6
4

3/10
33
59
5
3

1/23 25/10
32
58
7
3

1/1014/10
34
54
10
2

12/09
33
55
10
2

10/09
36
52
9
3

9/09
39
48
10
3

7/09
39
49
9
3

6/09
42
46
9
3

4/09
43
43
10
4

2/09
41
44
9
6

1/09
26
59
9
6

1/17
Headed in the right direction ...... 37
Off on the wrong track ............... 52
Mixed (VOL) ............................ 5
Not sure ................................
6

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q5

Study #17016 -- page 3
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Thinking about the direction of the country five years from now, do you think things in the United States will
get better, get worse, or be about the same as they are now?
1/17
1/16+ 1/12
Get better ................................
43
35
53
Get worse ................................
35
22
19
Same as they are now ................................
17
32
20
Not sure ................................5
11
8
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

1/11
53
21
22
4

8/2630/10
37
31
28
4

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q6

Study #17016 -- page 4
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?

Approve .......................
Disapprove ..................
Not sure.....................

High

Low

6/16+
51
45
4

4/09
61
30
9

9/14+
40
54
6

1/17
56
40
4

12/16
52
42
6

10/1013/16+
53
44
3

5/16+
51
46
3

4/16+
49
48
3

3/16+
49
46
5

2/16+
49
47
4

1/16+
47
49
4

12/15
43
51
6

10/2529/15
45
49
6

11/14
44
50
6

10/1518/15
46
49
5

9/15
47
47
6

7/15
45
50
5

6/15
48
48
4

4/15
48
47
5

3/15
46
50
4

1/15
46
48
6

12/14
45
50
5

10/3011/1/14+
42
52
6

10/812/14+
42
52
6

9/14+
40
54
6

8/14
40
54
6

6/14
41
53
6

4/14
44
50
6

3/14
41
54
5

1/14
43
51
6

12/13
43
54
3

10/2528/13
42
51
7

10/79/13
47
48
5

9/13
45
50
5

8/13
44
48
8

7/13
45
50
5

6/13
48
47
5

4/13
47
48
5

2/13
50
45
5

1/13
52
44
4

12/12
53
43
4

10/12+
49
48
3

9/2630/12+
49
48
3

9/1216/12+
50
48
2

8/12+
48
49
3

7/12+
49
48
3

6/12
47
48
5

5/12
48
46
6

4/12
49
46
5

3/12
50
45
5

1/12
48
46
6

12/11
46
48
6

11/11
44
51
5

10/11
44
51
5

8/11
44
51
5

7/11
47
48
5

6/11
49
46
5

5/11
52
41
7

4/11
49
45
6

2/11
48
46
6

1/11
53
41
6

12/10
45
48
7

11/10
47
47
6

10/2830/10+
45
50
5

10/1418/10+
47
49
4

9/10
46
49
5

8/2630/10
45
49
6

8/59/10
47
48
5

6/10
45
48
7

5/2023/10
48
45
7

5/611/10
50
44
6

3/10
48
47
5

1/2325/10
50
44
6

1/1014/10
48
43
9

12/09
47
46
7

10/09
51
42
7

9/09
51
41
8

8/09
51
40
9

7/09
53
40
7

6/09
56
34
10

4/09
61
30
9

2/09
60
26
14

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

9/16+
52
45
3

8/16+
52
44
4

7/16+
51
46
3

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 5
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Moving on…
Q7
Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures, groups, organizations, and countries and I'd
like you to rate your feelings toward each one as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat
negative, or very negative. If you don't know the name, please just say so. (ALWAYS ASK BARACK
OBAMA FIRST, RANDOMIZE REST)

1

Barack Obama
January 2017 ..................................
December 2016 .............................
October 10-13, 2016+ ...................
September 2016+..........................
August 2016+ ................................
July 2016+ .....................................
June 2016+ ...................................
May 2016+ ....................................
April 2016+ ....................................
March 2016+ .................................
February 2016+ .............................
January 2016+ ..............................
December 2015 .............................
October 25-29, 2015 .....................
September 2015 ............................
July 2015 .......................................
June 2015 .....................................
March 2015 ...................................
January 2015 ................................
November 2014 .............................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ ................
October 8-12, 2014+ .....................
August 2014 ..................................
June 2014 .....................................
March 2014 ...................................
January 2014 ................................
December 2013 .............................
October 7-9, 2013 .........................
May 30-June 2, 2013.....................
April 2013 ......................................
January 2013 ................................
December 2012 .............................
October 2012+ ..............................
September 26-30, 2012+ ..............
August 2012+ ................................
June 2012 .....................................
January 2012 ................................
August 2011 ..................................
April 2011 ......................................
January 2011 ................................
November 2010 .............................
October 28-30, 2010+ ...................
June 2010 .....................................
March 2010 ...................................
January 23-25, 2010 .....................
December 2009 .............................
October 2009 ................................
February 2009 ...............................
January 2009 ................................
High
February 2009 ...............................
Presidential Term Low
August 2014 ..................................
All-time Obama Low
October 28-30, 2006+ ...................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

17
16
15
15
14
17
18
17
18
19
18
20
21
17
18
20
20
20
21
21
20
22
18
21
20
19
20
21
19
17
21
16
15
15
17
19
22
20
22
23
21
18
20
19
23
21
20
21
23

10
12
9
9
10
9
11
10
13
10
11
11
9
12
14
13
13
12
13
11
12
11
13
13
15
13
11
11
13
10
11
9
8
6
8
14
10
12
14
15
12
12
13
11
14
13
11
12
17

11
12
10
11
12
14
11
10
14
12
11
12
14
12
11
14
14
14
12
11
13
12
14
14
14
14
13
11
12
15
11
14
12
11
13
11
14
14
13
14
13
15
15
14
14
15
12
9
8

22
24
29
28
28
27
30
31
27
31
30
30
32
31
29
29
27
29
29
32
32
34
33
31
30
30
33
30
28
27
26
24
31
31
30
27
25
30
23
18
26
27
25
24
20
22
21
10
6

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3

47

21

12

9

10

1

22

18

13

14

33

-

14

17

18

5

6

40

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

40
36
36
36
36
33
30
32
28
28
30
27
23
27
28
24
25
24
24
24
23
21
22
20
21
23
22
26
28
30
31
37
34
37
31
29
28
24
28
29
28
29
27
31
29
29
36
47
43

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Q7 (cont'd)
Donald Trump
January 2017 ..................................
December 2016 ..............................
October 10-13, 2016+ ....................
October 8-10, 2016+ ......................
September 2016+...........................
August 2016+ .................................
July 2016+ ......................................
June 2016+ ....................................
May 2016+ .....................................
April 2016+ .....................................
March 2016+ ..................................
February 2016+ ..............................
January 2016+ ...............................
December 2015 ..............................
October 25-29, 2015 ......................
October 15-18, 2015 ......................
September 2015 .............................
July 2015 ........................................
February 2011 ................................
May 2004+ .....................................
December 1999 ..............................
October 1999 .................................
July 1990 ........................................

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

20
20
15
17
15
13
10
12
13
11
12
11
14
12
10
13
8
10
9
9
4
3
3

18
20
14
13
13
15
17
17
16
13
13
17
15
15
17
17
17
16
17
17
12
11
11

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Study #17016 -- page 6
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

13
13
8
7
11
11
13
11
12
10
11
12
12
13
17
17
16
16
40
38
28
25
28

10
11
10
12
12
11
11
12
14
12
10
10
11
12
14
14
14
13
18
14
24
23
25

38
35
52
51
49
50
49
48
44
53
54
49
47
47
42
39
44
43
11
15
25
32
24

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
5
7
7
6
9

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 7
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q7 (cont'd)
1

The Republican Party
January 2017* ................................
December 2016 ..............................
October 10-13, 2016+ ....................
September 2016+ ...........................
August 2016+ .................................
July 2016+ ......................................
June 2016+ ....................................
May 2016+ .....................................
April 2016+ .....................................
February 2016+ ..............................
October 25-29, 2015 ......................
September 2015 .............................
July 2015 ........................................
April 2015 .......................................
January 2015..................................
December 2014 ..............................
November 2014 ..............................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ .................
October 8-12, 2014+ ......................
September 2014+ ...........................
June 2014.......................................
April 2014 .......................................
March 2014 ....................................
January 2014..................................
December 2013 ..............................
October 25-28, 2013 ......................
September 2013 .............................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ......................
February 2013 ................................
December 2012 ..............................
October 2012+ ...............................
September 26-30, 2012+................
August 2012+ .................................
July 2012+ ......................................
May 2012........................................
March 2012 ....................................
January 2012..................................
November 2011 ..............................
October 2011..................................
August 2011 ...................................
May 2011........................................
April 2011 .......................................
January 2011..................................
December 2010 ..............................
November 2010 ..............................
October 28-30, 2010+ ....................
September 2010 .............................
August 5-9, 2010 ............................
June 2010.......................................
March 2010 ....................................
January 23-25, 2010 ......................
January 10-14, 2010 ......................
December 2009 ..............................
June 2009.......................................
April 2009 .......................................
February 2009 ................................
High
December 2001 ..............................
Low
October 25-28, 2013 ......................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

22
23
18
20
19
21
21
19
20
23
22
21
21
22
19
23
23
22
21
22
23
19
20
19
20
16
21
24
21
21
21
24
24
23
23
24
23
21
22
24
24
24
27
27
23
22
23
18
24
25
25
23
23
19
22
19

22
26
24
23
22
21
23
25
21
21
26
24
26
26
27
24
23
23
21
26
24
29
27
28
22
24
27
26
24
23
20
18
18
22
23
23
24
23
21
21
22
24
24
23
24
24
25
28
26
24
27
27
27
29
25
24

21
18
24
21
25
24
25
24
23
23
20
21
22
20
23
22
18
23
25
20
22
22
21
22
26
23
23
18
20
18
18
18
16
18
19
19
19
18
18
23
21
22
21
17
20
18
21
24
23
20
18
24
24
23
22
25

22
20
25
27
26
27
23
24
28
23
24
24
22
23
23
23
25
24
25
21
23
22
24
25
25
30
21
23
26
27
25
25
29
25
24
24
25
26
26
23
23
22
19
20
19
23
22
22
19
23
20
18
19
21
22
22

1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
3
2
1
2
1
2
2
3
1
1
2
2
2
3
1
2
2
2
3

21

36

18

13

9

3

6

16

24

23

30

1

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

13
12
8
9
8
6
7
5
7
10
7
8
7
8
6
7
9
7
6
9
6
6
7
5
6
6
7
8
8
9
15
14
12
11
9
8
8
9
11
8
8
7
7
11
11
12
8
6
6
6
7
7
5
6
7
7

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 8
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q7 (cont'd)
Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

13
14
13
13
18
18
19
17
20
21
20
23
19
19
17
18

17
15
16
19
23
26
25
28
29
22
24
24
23
28
27
32

9
8
11
9
7
9
11
9
7
6
5
7
11
11
13
9

12
17
16
17
13
12
10
10
7
5
3
8
20
18
18
11

1
1
1
3
2
2
3
2
3
5
7
6
5
8
16

6

12

28

17

17

20

The United Nations
January 2017* .................................
May 1994 ........................................
March 1994 .....................................

16
12
13

25
36
35

31
24
27

11
15
14

13
7
7

4
6
4

Russia
January 2017* .................................

2

6

35

27

26

4

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

Michelle Obama
January 2017* ..................................
October 10-13, 2016+ ......................
August 2016+ ...................................
July 2012+ ........................................
April 2012 .........................................
November 2011 ................................
December 2010 ................................
August 5-9, 2010 ..............................
January 10-14, 2010 ........................
April 2009 .........................................
February 2009 ..................................
December 2008 ................................
September 6-8, 2008+ .....................
August 2008+ ...................................
July 2008+ ........................................
March 2008+ ....................................

49
45
43
41
36
33
33
33
35
43
43
31
21
19
17
14

Wikileaks
January 2017* .................................

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

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JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 9
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Q7 (cont'd)

1

The Democratic Party
January 2017**................................
December 2016...............................
October 10-13, 2016+ .....................
September 2016+ ...........................
August 2016+ ..................................
July 2016+.......................................
June 2016+ .....................................
May 2016+ ......................................
April 2016+ ......................................
February 2016+...............................
October 25-29, 2015 .......................
September 2015..............................
July 2015 .........................................
April 2015 ........................................
January 2015 ..................................
December 2014...............................
November 2014...............................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ ..................
October 8-12, 2014+ .......................
September 2014+ ...........................
June 2014 .......................................
April 2014 ........................................
March 2014 .....................................
January 2014 ..................................
December 2013...............................
October 25-28, 2013 .......................
September 2013..............................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ......................
February 2013 .................................
January 2013 ..................................
December 2012...............................
October 2012+ ................................
September 26-30, 2012+ ................
August 2012+ ..................................
July 2012+.......................................
June 2012 .......................................
March 2012 .....................................
January 2012 ..................................
November 2011...............................
October 2011 ..................................
August 2011 ....................................
June 2011 .......................................
May 2011 ........................................
April 2011 ........................................
January 2011 ..................................
December 2010...............................
November 2010...............................
October 28-30, 2010+ .....................
September 2010..............................
August 5-9, 2010 .............................
May 20-23, 2010 .............................
May 6-11, 2010 ...............................
March 2010 .....................................
January 10-14, 2010 .......................
December 2009...............................
High
January 2000 ..................................
Low
July 2006 .........................................

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't
Know
Name/
Not Sure

12
10
15
15
14
15
12
11
10
16
15
16
13
12
9
12
12
12
12
11
13
13
14
10
10
15
13
14
18
17
21
21
21
19
17
14
15
15
15
12
11
13
15
12
15
9
14
16
15
11
15
11
9
11
10

23
24
24
22
26
24
25
27
28
24
26
25
25
26
26
25
26
24
25
25
25
23
21
27
26
22
27
25
23
27
23
21
21
23
23
23
23
23
25
25
22
25
26
26
24
28
26
23
22
22
26
26
28
27
25

19
23
18
20
16
19
19
20
20
21
18
23
22
24
24
22
20
19
20
22
21
24
25
22
19
21
22
22
22
17
19
17
17
16
20
25
24
23
22
19
21
21
22
22
25
20
18
17
20
22
18
19
19
20
19

16
20
16
16
18
19
18
19
19
17
17
16
18
17
18
17
20
20
20
20
18
19
18
20
20
18
20
19
17
19
16
17
17
17
17
18
18
21
18
20
19
19
18
18
19
18
18
19
20
18
18
18
19
18
19

28
22
26
27
25
22
25
22
22
21
22
19
20
19
20
22
21
23
23
22
22
18
20
20
24
22
18
18
19
19
19
23
22
23
23
19
18
18
19
22
25
20
17
21
16
23
23
23
22
26
22
24
24
23
26

2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
3
2
1
2
1
1
3
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1

20

30

23

15

10

2

7

25

27

22

17

2

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

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JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 10
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Q7 (cont'd)
Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

15
16
16
10
13

22
18
22
21
28

11
9
11
10
12

21
20
17
15
13

11
16
14
28
24

35
19
15
16
13
11
17
20
21
21
18
15
15
15
10
13
15
13
20
20
28
21
17
18
4
3
5

21
23
25
24
22
21
21
21
18
19
19
21
20
20
24
21
23
25
27
25
23
22
20
22
13
14
11

19
24
25
24
22
25
21
17
18
15
19
20
23
21
25
21
25
20
22
25
19
24
25
23
26
23
25

10
17
14
16
17
15
15
16
15
13
14
14
14
16
15
15
15
17
12
12
12
12
13
13
11
10
6

12
14
14
15
21
21
20
21
23
29
24
26
23
21
18
20
14
19
9
11
14
15
16
12
11
6
4

3
3
7
5
5
7
6
5
5
3
6
4
5
7
8
9
8
6
10
7
4
6
9
12
35
44
49

Melania Trump
January 2017**.............................
September 2016+.............................
August 2016+ ...................................

12
8
10

15
12
12

41
44
42

12
12
15

13
16
12

7
8
9

Vladimir Putin
January 2017**.................................
September 2016+.............................
August 2016+ ...................................
October 15-18, 2015 ............................
August 2014 .....................................
March 2014 ......................................

1
1
2
2
2
2

6
5
6
5
2
3

20
18
22
16
14
16

22
21
21
18
16
22

45
45
38
48
52
41

7
10
11
11
14
16

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

Mike Pence
January 2017**................................
December 2016 ................................
October 10-13, 2016+ ......................
September 2016+.............................
August 2016+ ...................................

20
21
20
16
10

Joe Biden
January 2017**.............................
October 2015 ...............................
September 2015 ...........................
June 2015 ....................................
November 2014 ............................
June 2014 ....................................
July 2013 ......................................
January 2013 ...............................
December 2012 ............................
October 2012+ .............................
September 26-30, 2012+ .............
August 2012+ ...............................
July 2012+ ....................................
May 2012 .....................................
December 2010 ............................
August 26-30, 2010 ......................
January 10-14, 2010 ....................
July 2009 ......................................
January 2009 ...............................
December 2008 ............................
October 17-20, 2008+ ..................
October 4-5, 2008+ ......................
September 19-22, 2008+ .............
September 6-8, 2008+ .................
September 2007 ...........................
December 2006 ............................
June 2004+ ..................................

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 11
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES – BY D/S (POSITIVE – NEGATIVE)
TOTAL
TOTAL
POSITIVE
NEGATIVE
Michelle Obama .....................................................
62
21
Joe Biden ...............................................................
56
22
Barack Obama .......................................................
57
33
The United Nations ................................................
41
24
Mike Pence ............................................................
35
32
Melania Trump .......................................................
27
25
The Republican Party.............................................
35
43
The Democratic Party.............................................
35
44
Donald Trump ........................................................
38
48
Wikileaks ................................................................
18
34
Russia ....................................................................
8
53
Vladimir Putin .........................................................
7
67
Changing topics…
Q8
Would you say that the country is better off or worse off than it was eight years ago?
Better off ............................................
Worse off............................................
About the same (VOL) .....................
Not sure ...........................................

53
42
3
2

December 2000
Would you say that the country is better off or
worse off than it was eight years ago?
Better off ...........................................
72
Worse off ..........................................
15
About the same (VOL) ....................
9
Not sure ..........................................
4

D/S
41
34
24
17
3
2
-8
-9
-10
-16
-45
-60

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JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 12
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Moving on…
Q9a
Who do you want to see take the lead role in setting policy for the country – President Elect Trump,
Republicans in Congress, or Democrats in Congress? *
President Elect Trump .....................
Republicans in Congress ..................
Democrats in Congress ....................
None of these (VOL).......................
Not sure ..........................................

28
19
41
7
5

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).

Q9b

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the transition and his preparations for
becoming president?
Donald
Trump
1/17**
12/16
Approve ............................................
44
50
Disapprove ................................ 52
41
Not sure..........................................
4
9

Barack
Obama
1/09
12/08
71
73
14
13
15
14

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

December 1992
And in general, do you approve or disapprove of the job
Bill Clinton is doing in handling the transition and in
preparing to take office as president?
Approve ...............................................................
77
Disapprove ..........................................................
8
Not sure .............................................................
15

Q10

Do you believe that Donald Trump is (ROTATE) a typical Republican or a different kind of Republican? (IF
Q10:1-2, ASK:) And, is that a good thing or a bad thing? *
Good thing/Typical Republican .......................................
Bad thing/Typical Republican ..........................................
Good thing/Different kind of Republican .........................
Bad thing/Different kind of Republican ............................
Depends (VOL)..............................................................
Not sure .........................................................................
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).

3
5
43
38
4
7

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q11

Study #17016 -- page 13
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

From what you know, do you agree or disagree with most of what President-elect Donald Trump is
proposing to do, or don’t you know enough to say? **
Agree .................................................
Disagree .............................................
Don’t know enough to say ..................
Not sure ............................................

37
40
21
2

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

President Obama Trend
From what you know, do you agree or disagree with most
of what President Barack Obama is proposing to do?
10/14+
2/13
Agree .................................................
41
45
Disagree .............................................
51
46
Both/Mixed (VOL) ...............................
4
4
Not sure ............................................
4
5
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q12a

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

Extremely confident ..........................
Quite confident ..................................
Only somewhat confident ..................
Not at all confident ............................
Not sure...........................................

Donald
Trump
1/17*
14
16
26
44
-

Barack
Obama
1/09
12/08
29
30
25
24
30
29
15
16
1
1

George
W. Bush
1/01
15
25
37
21
2

Bill
Clinton
1/93
19
31
35
13
2

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).

Q12b

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

Extremely confident ..........................
Quite confident ..................................
Only somewhat confident ..................
Not at all confident ............................
Not sure...........................................

Donald
Trump
1/17**
13
19
21
46
1

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

Barack
Obama
1/09
12/08
31
33
28
22
28
28
12
15
1
2

George
W. Bush
1/01
19
21
36
22
2

Bill
Clinton
1/93
16
31
37
13
3

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q13

Study #17016 -- page 14
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, how would you rate Donald Trump on the following qualities, using a five-point scale, on which a "5"
means a very good rating, a "1" means a very poor rating, and a "3" means a mixed rating? (IF "NOT
SURE," RECORD AS "DK.") (RANDOMIZE)
TABLE RANKED BY %4-5 (GOOD RATING) AMONG ALL VOTERS

Very Good
Rating
5
4
Being firm and decisive in decision-making
January 2017** ....................................................................
Being direct and straightforward in communicating with
the American people
January 2017*......................................................................
Dealing with the economy
January 2017 .......................................................................
Changing business as usual in Washington
January 2017** ....................................................................
Being effective and getting things done
January 2017*......................................................................
April 2016+ ..........................................................................
October 25-29, 2015+ ..........................................................
Bringing real change to the direction of the country
January 2017*......................................................................
April 2016+ ..........................................................................
Sharing your positions on the issues
January 2017** ....................................................................
April 2016+ ..........................................................................
October 25-29, 2015+ ..........................................................
Being honest and trustworthy
January 2017** ....................................................................
Being knowledgeable and experienced enough to
handle the presidency
January 2017 .......................................................................
April 2016+ ..........................................................................
October 25-29, 2015+ ..........................................................
Dealing with an international crisis
January 2017** ....................................................................
April 2016+ ..........................................................................
Understanding average people
January 2017*......................................................................
Uniting the Country
January 2017 .......................................................................
Being easygoing and likable
January 2017** ....................................................................
April 2016+ ..........................................................................
October 25-29, 2015+ ..........................................................
Having high personal and ethical standards
January 2017*......................................................................
Having the right temperament
January 2017*......................................................................
April 2016+ ..........................................................................
October 25-29, 2015+ ..........................................................
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

3

Very Poor
Rating
2
1

Cannot
Rate

38

16

13

9

23

1

36

12

14

7

31

-

32

14

18

12

24

-

33

12

20

11

22

2

30
27
28

13
11
20

23
20
18

9
12
12

23
30
21

2
1

30
23

12
14

24
19

8
10

24
33

2
-

17
15
16

15
12
15

24
19
22

11
11
11

32
43
35

1
1

20

12

15

11

41

1

17
11
10

15
10
14

15
17
21

11
13
13

42
48
42

-

16
11

15
9

18
15

11
11

39
53

1
-

17

13

17

12

41

-

15

12

19

10

43

1

13
7
9

14
9
8

19
21
25

12
13
18

41
50
39

1
1

11

15

19

12

43

-

10
6
7

11
6
7

18
17
23

12
11
16

49
60
47

-

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q14a

Study #17016 -- page 15
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Which ONE of the following statements best describes your feelings toward Donald Trump? (DO NOT
ROTATE)

Like personally and approve most policies ..............
Like personally but disapprove of many policies .....
Don’t like personally, approve most of policies........
Don’t like personally, disapprove many policies ......
None of these (VOL) .............................................
Not sure.................................................................

Donald
Trump
1/17*
29
7
17
44
1
2

Barack
Obama
1/09
55
22
5
10
3
5

George W.
Bush
3/06
29
28
4
38
1
-

Bill
Clinton
6/96+
36
19
14
27
2
2

George
H.W. Bush
10/91
43
35
7
12
1
2

Ronald
Reagan1
1/87
39
27
6
25
NA
4

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
1987 comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Cambridge Reports/Research International.

Q14b

Which ONE of the following statements best describes your feelings toward Donald Trump? (ROTATE TOP
TO BOTTOM, BOTTOM TO TOP) **
Like his personal style and like his approach to policies ................................................
Like his personal style but have mixed feelings about his approach to policies .............
Don’t like his personal style but like his approach to policies.........................................
Don’t like his personal style and don’t like his approach to policies ...............................
None of these (VOL) ....................................................................................................
Not sure .......................................................................................................................

23
16
16
44
1
-

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

Q15

In general, which comes closer to your point of view about Donald Trump? (ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM,
BOTTOM TO TOP)
He will be able to bring the country together and unite us .............................................
28
We will continue to have the same kinds of divisions and differences the country
27
had during both the Bush and Obama Administrations................................................
The divisions in the country will get worse than they were during the Bush and
43
Obama Administrations ................................................................................................................................
Not sure .......................................................................................................................
2

Q16

Has been held for later release.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 16
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, thinking about something slightly different…
Q17
As President-Elect Trump prepares to take office, there are many important issues facing the country. I'm
going to list some of these issues. Recognizing that all these issues may be important but that not every
single one can be a top priority for the President-elect and Congress, for each one please tell me whether
you think it should be an absolute priority for the Trump administration and THIS year's Congress, it is
something that can be delayed until next year, or something that you think the Trump administration and
Congress should not pursue. The (first/next) one is…(RANDOMIZE)
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY ABSOLUTE PRIORITY

Keeping U.S. jobs from going overseas
January 2017 ........................................................................................
Reducing the influence of lobbyists and big money in politics
January 2017 ........................................................................................
Funding infrastructure projects to improve roads, highways, and
bridges
January 2017 ........................................................................................
Taking an aggressive position against ISIS, including bombing and
committing more troops
January 2017* .......................................................................................
Imposing tariffs on countries who attempt to take advantage of trade
agreements
January 2017** .....................................................................................
Appointing a conservative Supreme Court justice
January 2017* .......................................................................................
Cutting taxes for individuals
January 2017* .......................................................................................
Increasing the defense budget
January 2017** .....................................................................................
Addressing the issue of climate change
January 2017** .....................................................................................
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act also known as
Obamacare with a new health care law
January 2017** .....................................................................................
Reducing regulations on business
January 2017* .......................................................................................
Repealing and eliminating the Affordable Care Act also known as
Obamacare
January 2017* .......................................................................................
Cutting business taxes
January 2017** .....................................................................................
Re-allocating the education budget to allow funding for more charter
schools
January 2017^.......................................................................................
Deporting illegal immigrants
January 2017 ........................................................................................

Absolute
Priority For
This Year

Can Be
Delayed Until
Next Year

Should
Not Be
Pursued

Not
Sure

78

16

5

1

66

26

7

1

64

33

3

-

59

22

16

3

57

31

10

2

51

22

26

1

50

35

13

2

47

30

22

1

46

33

21

-

46

26

27

1

38

38

22

2

38

24

37

1

34

39

23

4

31

42

26

1

30

38

31

1

Building a wall along the border with Mexico
January 2017 ........................................................................................

21

23

55

1

Passing legislation that provides additional restrictions on abortions
January 2017** .....................................................................................

16

29

54

1

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
^ Asked January 13-15 only, N=579.

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JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 17
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

And, moving on…
Q18 In terms of your own financial situation, do you think that Donald Trump’s economic policies will help you, hurt
you, or not make that much difference?
Will help .............................................
Will hurt..............................................
Will not make much difference ..........
Not sure ...........................................

1/17
28
22
48
2

12/16
32
21
46
1

December 1992
In terms of your own financial situation, do
you think that Bill Clinton's economic
policies will help you, hurt you, or not
make that much difference?
Will help .............................................
31
Will hurt..............................................
21
Will not make much difference ..........
44
Not sure ...........................................
4
Q19

Some people say the businesses Donald Trump owns will present a conflict of interest for a sitting president.
Do you think this is a major problem, a minor problem, or not a problem at all? If you don’t know enough about
this to have an opinion, please say so.
A major problem ..............................................
A minor problem ..............................................
Not a problem at all..........................................
No opinion ........................................................
Not sure..........................................................

1/17
38
19
30
12
1

12/16
35
23
28
13
1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q20

Study #17016 -- page 18
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, I’m going to mention a number of ways that Donald Trump will be different from other presidents. For
each one, please tell me if you strongly support this change from other presidents, it is acceptable, you are
uncertain about this change, or if you strongly oppose this change from other presidents. (RANDOMIZE)
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY STRONGLY SUPPORT

Strongly
Support

Acceptable

Uncertain

Strongly
Oppose

Not
Sure

Bringing a business-minded approach to Washington
and shaking things up.
January 2017 ........................................................................................
40

24

20

15

1

Publically negotiating with individual companies about
their business decisions, like moving U.S. jobs
overseas
January 2017** .....................................................................................
31

24

17

26

2

Publicly criticizing the media and challenging
journalists’ reporting of stories.
January 2017* .......................................................................................
28

18

12

42

-

Publically questioning the CIA and intelligence
community.
January 2017 ........................................................................................
22

20

16

41

1

Saying exactly what he feels without worrying about
offending people.
January 2017** .....................................................................................
21

19

13

46

1

Turning his businesses over to his sons but still
profiting from his business interests.
January 2017* .......................................................................................
18

25

15

39

3

Seeking a positive and personal relationship with
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
January 2017 ........................................................................................
16

24

23

34

3

Refusing to release his tax returns
January 2017** .....................................................................................
10

20

15

53

2

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 19
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Changing topics…
Q21
In general, do you believe that Donald Trump has a relationship with Vladimir Putin that is too friendly and
therefore not appropriate for an American president to have with the president of Russia or do you not have
an opinion on this?
Yes, too friendly .................................
No, not too friendly ............................
No Opinion.........................................
Not sure ...........................................

1/17
33
24
41
2

12/16
31
24
44
1

And, moving on…
Q22
Do you think the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election by hacking into the
computers of the Democratic Party? (ROTATE)
Yes ................................................................................................ 51
No ................................................................................................ 36
Not sure ..........................................................................................
13
(ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAY YES, RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT INTERFERED)
Q22a
Do you think this interference by the Russians affected the outcome of the election?
Among
All Adults
Yes ................................................................................................
36
No ................................................................................................
13
Not sure ........................................................................................... 2
No/Not Sure on Q22 ......................................................................... 49
(ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAY YES, INTERFERENCE AFFECTED THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION)
Q22b
And do you believe that Donald Trump would have lost and Hillary Clinton would have won the election if the
Russian government hackers had not interfered with the 2016 presidential election?
Among
All Adults^
Yes ................................................................................................ 26
No ................................................................................................
6
Not sure ........................................................................................... 5
No/Not Sure on Q22 & Q22a............................................................63
^ Asked January 13-15 only, N=579.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 20
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Thinking some more about Barack Obama…
Q23
Do you think Barack Obama has mostly brought the right kind of change to the country, mostly brought the
wrong kind of change, or has not really brought much change either way?
1/17*
Has brought right kind of change ..................... 54
Has brought wrong kind of change .................. 30
Has not brought much change either way ....... 16
Not sure ......................................................... -

7/15+
39
36
22
3

5/12
36
33
29
2

1/12
35
32
31
2

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q24

Compared with the past several presidents, do you feel that Barack Obama will turn out to have been one of
the very best, better than most, not as good as most, or definitely worse than most of them?

One of the very best .........................
Better than most ..............................
Not as good as most.........................
Definitely worse than most ...............
Not sure ..........................................

Barack
Obama
1/17**
21
34
18
26
1

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
1
Results from a 1989 survey conducted by Lou Harris.
2
Results from a 1981 survey conducted by Lou Harris.

George
W.
Bush
12/08
2
18
30
48
2

Bill
Clinton
1/01
16
40
24
18
2

George
H.W.
Bush
19891
7
48
31
6
8

Ronald
Reagan
19812
11
44
28
9
8

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q25

Study #17016 -- page 21
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

When it comes to (READ ITEM) has the Obama administration lived up to your expectations or has it fallen
short?
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY LIVED UP TO EXPECTATIONS

Ensuring that all Americans are treated equally regardless of race,
gender, and sexual orientation
January 2017 ......................................................................................
Keeping America out of more foreign conflicts
January 2017* .....................................................................................
Improving America’s image around the world
January 2017* .....................................................................................
November 2011 .................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
The economy
January 2017** ...................................................................................
November 2011 .................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
The environment
January 2017** ...................................................................................
November 2011 ..................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
Health care
January 2017* .....................................................................................
November 2011 ..................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
Fighting terrorism
January 2017** ...................................................................................
Looking out for the middle class
January 2017** ...................................................................................
Improving race relations
January 2017* .....................................................................................
November 2011 .................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
The federal budget deficit
January 2017** ...................................................................................
November 2011 ..................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
Standing up to big business and special interests
January 2017* .....................................................................................
November 2011 .................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
Changing business as usual in Washington
January 2017* .....................................................................................
November 2011 ..................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
Improving oversight of Wall Street and the banks
January 2017** ...................................................................................
November 2011 ..................................................................................
August 5-9, 2010 ................................................................................
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

Lived Up to
Expectations

Fallen Short

Some
of Both

Not
Sure

59

38

-

3

49

47

1

3

49
44
44

47
52
52

1
2
3

3
2
1

49
22
29

48
74
66

1
2
3

2
2
2

49
43
42

41
47
46

2
1
4

8
9
8

46
31
39

50
64
55

1
1
3

3
4
3

44

53

1

2

42

55

1

2

40
45
45

55
39
44

2
6
4

3
10
7

33
21
25

60
74
67

1
1
3

6
4
5

33
29
37

56
66
54

2
1
2

9
4
7

28
21
26

64
72
65

2
2
2

6
5
7

28
18
33

60
74
54

1
1
3

11
7
10

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 22
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now as you may know, Barack Obama’s health care plan was passed by Congress and signed into law in
2010…
Q26
From what you have heard about the health care law, do you think it is (ROTATE) – a good idea or a bad
idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so. (If Good idea/Bad idea, ask:) And, do you
feel that way strongly, or not so strongly?
1/17
TOTAL GOOD IDEA ....................
45
Strongly ................................36
Not so strongly ...........................
9
TOTAL BAD IDEA........................
41
Not so strongly ..........................
6
Strongly ................................35
Do not have an opinion ................
13
Not sure ................................1

3/15
37
27
10
44
5
39
18
1

10/812/14+
36
26
10
48
5
43
14
2

9/14+
34
27
7
48
5
43
16
2

4/14
36
27
9
46
7
39
17
1

3/14
35
26
9
49
7
42
14
2

1/14
34
27
7
48
6
42
17
1

12/13
34
27
7
50
7
43
16
-

10/2528/13
37
28
9
47
4
43
14
2

10/79/13
38
31
7
43
5
38
17
2

9/13
31
24
7
44
6
38
24
1

TOTAL GOOD IDEA ....................
Strongly ................................
Not so strongly ...........................
TOTAL BAD IDEA........................
Not so strongly ..........................
Strongly ................................
Do not have an opinion ................
Not sure ................................

7/13
34
26
8
47
6
41
18
1

6/13
37
28
9
49
6
43
13
1

7/12+
40
31
9
44
5
39
15
1

6/12
35
25
10
41
6
35
22
2

4/12
36
27
9
45
6
39
17
2

12/11
34
23
11
41
8
33
24
1

1/11
39
29
10
39
5
34
21
1

10/1418/10+
36
25
11
46
5
41
16
2

6/10+
38
28
10
46
7
39
15
1

5/61
10/10
38
28
10
44
6
38
17
1

Good idea ................................
Bad idea ................................
Do not have an opinion ................
Not sure ................................

3/10
36
48
15
1

1/2325/10
31
46
22
1

1/1014/10
33
46
18
3

12/09
32
47
17
4

10/09
38
42
16
4

9/09
39
41
17
3

8/09
36
42
17
5

7/09
36
42
17
5

6/09
33
32
30
5

4/09
33
26
34
7

1

Prior to May 2010, the question did not ask “And, do you feel that way strongly, or not so strongly?”
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
Q27

Study #17016 -- page 23
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

When it comes to your opinion about the health care law, do you feel that it…(ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM,
BOTTOM TO TOP)

Is working well the way it is ..............................
Needs minor modifications to improve it .........
Needs a major overhaul ...................................
Should be totally eliminated .............................
Other (VOL).....................................................
Not sure ..........................................................

1/17*
6
44
33
16
1

4/14
8
40
28
21
3

12/13
4
36
31
26
3

10/2528/13
6
38
28
24
1
4

*Asked of one-half of respondents (FORM A).

Q28

As you know, Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s health care law with a
new law they would propose. How much confidence do you have that a new law proposed by Republicans
in Congress to replace Obama’s health care law would make things better – (ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM,
BOTTOM TO TOP) **
A great deal of confidence................................................
Quite a bit of confidence ...................................................
Just some confidence .......................................................
Very little confidence.........................................................
No confidence at all ..........................................................
Not sure ...........................................................................

14
12
23
22
28
1

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).

Q29

Have you or your family been helped by any part of the health care law that was passed by Congress and
signed into law in 2010?
Yes ......................................................................................... 31
No ........................................................................................... 65
Health care law hurt you or your family (VOL) ................. 3
Not sure .............................................................................. 1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017

Study #17016 -- page 24
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only.
QF1
A lot of people are unable to get out and vote for many reasons. Did you happen to vote in the November
2016 election for president? (IF “YES,” ASK:) For whom did you vote–– Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary
Johnson, or Jill Stein? +
Voted for Donald Trump ................................
Voted for Hillary Clinton .................................
Voted for Gary Johnson.................................
Voted for Jill Stein .........................................
Voted for someone else (VOL) ...................
Voted, not sure ............................................
No, Did Not Vote ...........................................
Not sure .......................................................

38
41
5
1
2
1
8
4

(ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP)
QF1a
Would you say your vote was more FOR Donald Trump or more AGAINST Hillary Clinton? +
More for Donald Trump .............................
More against Hillary Clinton ......................
Some of both (VOL) ................................
Not sure...................................................
QF1b

52
38
9
1

Did you vote for Barack Obama in 2008, in 2012, in both years, or have you never voted for him? +
Voted for him in 2008 .................................................
Voted for him in 2012 .................................................
Voted for him both times.............................................
Never voted for him ....................................................
Did not vote at all/too young to vote (VOL) ...............
Not sure ....................................................................

QF2

Are you currently employed? (IF "CURRENTLY EMPLOYED," ASK:) What type of work do you do?
(RECORD UNDER "6--OTHER.") (IF "NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED," ASK:) Are you a student, a stay-athome mom or dad, retired, or unemployed and looking for work?
Currently Employed
Professional, manager ............................
White-collar worker .................................
Blue-collar worker ...................................
Farmer, rancher ......................................
Not Currently Employed
Student ....................................................
Stay at home mom/dad ...........................
Retired ....................................................
Unemployed, looking for work .................
Other .......................................................
Not sure ................................................

QF3

7
5
41
43
4
-

25
19
19
3
4
25
3
2

What is the last grade that you completed in school? (DO NOT READ CHOICES.)
Grade school ...........................................................
Some high school ....................................................
High school graduate ..............................................
Some college, no degree.........................................
Vocational training/School ......................................
2-year college degree ..............................................
4-year college/bachelor's degree.............................
Some postgraduate work, no degree ......................
2-3 years postgraduate work/master's degree.........
Doctoral/law degree ................................................
Not sure/refused ....................................................

5
26
19
2
12
21
2
10
3
-

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
QF4

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

QF5

Study #17016 -- page 25
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

22
10
9
17
11
8
16
5
2

Thinking about your general approach to issues, do you consider yourself to be liberal, moderate, or
conservative? (IF "LIBERAL" OR "CONSERVATIVE," ASK:) Do you consider yourself to be very
(liberal/conservative) or somewhat (liberal/conservative)?
Very liberal .........................................................
Somewhat liberal ...............................................
Moderate ............................................................
Somewhat conservative .....................................
Very conservative ..............................................
Not sure ...........................................................

11
17
35
19
16
2

QF6a/b Are you a current or retired labor union member? (ASK ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAY "NO" OR
"NOT SURE" IN QF6a.) Is anyone else in your household a current or retired labor union member?
Labor union member ........................................
Union household ..............................................
Non-union household .......................................
Not sure ..........................................................
QF7

13
7
78
2

Are you married, widowed, separated, divorced, single and never been married, or are you unmarried and
living with a partner?
Married .............................................................
Widowed ...........................................................
Separated ........................................................
Divorced ...........................................................
Single/never been married ................................
Unmarried and living with a partner ..................
Refused ..........................................................

50
6
3
11
20
10
-

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
JANUARY 2017
QF8

If you added together the yearly income of all the members of your family who were living at home last year,
would the total be less than ten thousand dollars, between ten thousand dollars and twenty thousand
dollars, between twenty thousand dollars and thirty thousand dollars, between thirty thousand dollars and
forty thousand dollars, between forty thousand dollars and fifty thousand dollars, between fifty thousand
dollars and seventy-five thousand dollars, between seventy-five thousand dollars and one hundred thousand
dollars, between one hundred thousand dollars and one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or would the
total be more than that?
Less than $10,000 .....................................
Between $10,000 and $20,000 .................
Between $20,000 and $30,000 .................
Between $30,000 and $40,000 .................
Between $40,000 and $50,000 .................
Between $50,000 and $75,000 .................
Between $75,000 and $100,000 ...............
Between $100,000 and $150,000 .............
More than $150,000 ..................................
Not sure/refused .......................................

QF9

Study #17016 -- page 26
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

3
7
8
11
9
18
13
12
11
8

How would you describe your economic circumstances—(ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM, BOTTOM TO TOP)
poor, working class, middle class, upper middle class, or well-to-do?
Poor ...............................................................
Working class ................................................
Middle class ...................................................
Upper middle class ........................................
Well-to-do ......................................................
Not sure/refused ..........................................

8
30
44
14
2
2

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