aside Latest Mid February 2018 Presidential Quinnipiac Poll Numbers

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In an earlier February 2018, the republican President Donald Trump’s Qunnipiac and other polls had indicated an uptick for the him up to 40% but it appears that improvement was short lived. The latest polls are more consistent with his past poll numbers. The latest Qunnipiac poll numbers released on February indicate that he still has a 37% approval number for his job performance but 58% disapprove.

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On February 21, 2018, Luis Sanchez of the Hill  penned the following report, “Quinnipiac poll: Trump’s approval rating slides”


“The new poll, conducted Feb. 16-19, found that 37 percent of American voters approve of Trump’s job performance, while 58 percent disapprove”

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“This marks a decline from the last Quinnipiac poll, released on Feb. 7, which had Trump’s approval rating at 40 percent, the highest it had been in seven months.”

“The lower ratings follow controversy concerning former White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s resignation after being accused by his two ex-wives of domestic abuse.”

“Nearly 60 percent of voters said they disapprove of how Trump handled the Porter case.”

“Special counsel Robert Mueller also brought charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups last Friday for interfering in the 2016 election.”

“Fifty-seven percent of American voters said they disapprove of how the president responded to the threat of Russian interference in the 2018 elections. The same percentage said Trump is not fit to serve as president.”

“More than three-fourths of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, said the Russian government did try to influence the 2016 elections and 68 percent said they are concerned that they might try to do it again in 2018.”

“Trump still maintained a higher approval rating than both parties in Congress. Only 22 percent of Americans approve of how Republicans are handling their job. Democrats have 28 percent approval.”

“The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,249 voters nationwide and had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.”

The poll breakdown by Quinnipiac publication on 2/21/18:

“With tax season under way, American voters say 67 – 24 percent that President Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today (2/21/18). Every listed party, gender, education, age and racial group, except Republicans, says Trump should release his tax returns.”

“President Trump has not released his tax returns because he has something to hide, 52 percent of voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll. Another 19 percent say it’s because he is being audited by the IRS and 14 percent don’t believe either reason. ”

“American voters give Trump a negative 37 – 58 percent approval rating, compared to a 40 – 55 percent rating February 7, in the wake of his State of the Union address. Republicans and white men are the only groups who approve. White voters with no college degree are divided at 47 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove.”

“Trump has not been loyal to his spouse throughout his marriage, American voters say 56 – 18 percent, with 26 percent undecided. Republicans are the only group to say Trump has been loyal.”

“Voters also say 66 – 30 percent, including 58 – 37 percent among men, that Trump does not respect women as much as he respects men. Again, Republicans are the only group taking Trump’s side.”

“For President Donald Trump, deemed by American voters as perhaps dodging his taxes, disrespectful to women and disloyal to his wife, and pursued by the porn star and the Playboy playmate scandals, the post State of the Union bump goes flat,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.”

“American voters say 57 – 41 percent that Trump is not fit to serve as president. There is a wide gender gap, with men divided 49 – 49 percent on whether Trump is fit. Women say 65 – 33 percent he is not fit.”

“There is also a gender gap as voters say 65 – 27 percent that the Trump Administration does not do a good job handling issues that have a significant impact on women. Men say no 59 – 32 percent and women say no 71 – 22 percent.”

“Voters disapprove 59 – 22 percent of the way the Trump Administration handled the case of Rob Porter, a White House aide dismissed after accusations of domestic violence.”

“Someone accused of domestic violence by several people should not receive a security clearance, voters say 73 – 17 percent.”

“Voters say 57 – 40 percent they do not like Trump’s policies and say 61 – 30 percent they do not like him as a person.”

“American voters say 56 – 36 percent that Trump acts more like an autocrat than a typical American president.”

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“American voters think 76 – 18 percent, including 55 – 35 percent among Republicans, that the Russian government did try to influence the 2016 presidential election, the highest number so far for this question.”

“A total of 68 percent of voters are “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” that the Russian government might try to interfere in the 2018 elections. ”

“Voters disapprove 57 – 30 percent to Trump’s response to the threat of Russian interference in the 2018 elections.”

“From February 16 – 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,249 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.”

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

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As per 2/20/18 Quinnipiac poll regarding how Americans view gun control, “American voters support stricter gun laws 66 – 31 percent, the highest level of support ever measured by the independent Quinnipiac University National Poll, with 50 – 44 percent support among gun owners and 62 – 35 percent support from white voters with no college degree and 58 – 38 percent support among white men.


“Today’s result is up from a negative 47 – 50 percent measure of support in a December 23, 2015, survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll.

Support for universal background checks is itself almost universal, 97 – 2 percent, including 97 – 3 percent among gun owners. Support for gun control on other questions is at its highest level since the Quinnipiac University Poll began focusing on this issue in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre:”

  • “67 – 29 percent for a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons;”
  • “83 – 14 percent for a mandatory waiting period for all gun purchases. It is too easy to buy a gun in the U.S. today, American voters say 67 – 3 percent. If more people carried guns, the U.S. would be less safe, voters say 59 – 33 percent. Congress needs to do more to reduce gun violence, voters say 75 – 17 percent.”

“Stricter gun control would do more to reduce gun violence in schools, 40 percent of voters say, while 34 percent say metal detectors would do more and 20 percent say armed teachers are the answer. ”


“If you think Americans are largely unmoved by the mass shootings, you should think again. Support for stricter gun laws is up 19 points in little more than 2 years,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.”

“In the last two months, some of the biggest surges in support for tightening gun laws comes from demographic groups you may not expect, independent voters, men, and whites with no college degree.”

For entire report see: National (US) Poll – February 21, 2018 – American Voters Still Want …

Related Article: RealClearPolitics – 2018 Latest Polls


  1. Gronda, as an Independent former Republican voter, these numbers do not surprise me. In fact, if it were not for people who believe this largely untruthful man via his Twitter feeds, they would be lower. These folks believe the media is out to get Trump, when his worst enemy is the one who shaves his face in the mirror each morning. With a validated 69% mostly false or worse truthful rating per Politifacts, the lies have to catch up over time. Keith

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  2. Dear Keith,

    I was reading the news about PM Netanyahu, and it seems these autocratic type leaders have this habit along with their supporters to blame the press as those out to get them.

    Yet, in the end , these tactics stop being effective.

    Their days in power are numbered.

    Hugs, Gronda


  3. The only thing that surprises me is that there are some who apparently still believe his IS fit. I wonder if they truly believe that, or if they are just unwilling to admit that they made a huge mistake in the first place? And how, in this time of chaos and turmoil, can anybody have “no opinion”? I am always amazed at the 5-10% who either “don’t know” or “no opinion”. In stable times, I can see it, but we are living in the most divisive and chaotic time of the last century at least. Sigh. Good post … I hope his numbers fall to the single digits over his lies and stupidity over the past two weeks. Hugs!

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    • Dear Jill,

      The important news is that the slight uptick in the president’s numbers was short lived. It is back to 37%. This is the number that catapulted Donald Trump into the presidency and it has remained the same. This is a significant portion of the republican party. So, while this is a minority of the US population, they have a lot of power.

      I keep saying that the republican party needs to be saved from itself.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • We knew it would be short-lived, and I’m glad to see the numbers coming down, but they need to be in the 20% range! If 37% of this nation still thinks he is doing a good job, there is still something very wrong with more than one-third of the people. I simply do not understand it … 😦 Hugs!!!

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