Quinnipiac finds that the vast majority of American voters do not think President Trump is a good role model for children, 67% to 29%. “There is almost no gender gap in grading President Trump’s standing as a role model. Every party, gender, education, age and racial group, except Republicans, say the president falls short.”
“During a week featuring a three-day government shutdown, the job approval rating of President Trump fell slightly in the latest SurveyMonkey tracking poll, wiping out a holiday ‘bump’ that had lifted briefly lifted his rating as high at 44%.” “This past week, 40% of Americans say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, while 58% disapprove.”
NBC News/Wall Street Journal finds that 60% of Americans support allowing adults to buy marijuana for personal use.
“A broad majority of Democrats — 73% — supported legalization, as well as 64% of independents. By contrast, only 43% of Republican respondents said they supported legalization. Among voters who supported President Trump in 2016, the number was even lower, at 37%.”
Fallon Research in Ohio finds Richard Cordray (D) narrowly leads the wide-open Democratic race for governor, while Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) is running away with the Republican primary. In a head-to-head match up, DeWine leads Cordray 49% to 28%, with 23% of respondents unsure.
Fox News finds that its own full-court press to smear Mueller’s special counsel, the FBI and Congressional inquires into Russia colluding with Trump officials has not moved the dial.
42% believe Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. 43% do not think that and 15% don’t know. Back on May 2017, 43% agreed with that statement and 45% said did not, with 12% not knowing.
Gallup: “The gender gap in Donald Trump’s 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton was the largest in election polling history, with significantly more men than women supporting Trump. This sizable gender difference has carried over to his job approval rating throughout the first year of his presidency. The average difference in Trump’s approval rating between men and women was 12 percentage points in 2017, roughly double the differences for the three presidents who served immediately before him.”
“Trump’s annual average approval rating for his first year in office was 45% among men and 33% among women. These sub-50% ratings for a president’s first year in office are unprecedented, as is the 12-point gender difference.”