Washington Post-ABC News poll January 12-15, 2017

Poll Questions

Q: Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama has handled his job as president?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama has handled the economy?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama has handled the threat of terrorism ?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama has handled health care?

Q: How do you think Barack Obama will go down in history - as an outstanding president, above average, average, below average or poor?

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

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Donald Trump? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump has handled the presidential transition?

Q: Do you think Donald Trump is qualified to serve as president, or not?

Q: Compared with the usual amount of stress in your life, would you say Trump's election as president has (increased) your usual stress, (decreased) it, or made no difference? Would you say it has increased your usual amount of stress a great deal or somewhat?

Q: How much confidence do you have in Trump to make the right decisions for the country's future - a great deal of confidence, a good amount, just some or none at all?

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on handling the economy - excellent, good, not so good or poor?

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on dealing with race relations - excellent, good, not so good or poor?

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on creating jobs - excellent, good, not so good or poor? (Half sample)

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on helping the middle class - excellent, good, not so good or poor? (Half sample)

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on handling the federal budget deficit - excellent, good, not so good or poor? (Half sample)

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on improving the health care system - excellent, good, not so good or poor? (Half sample)

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on dealing with the threat of terrorism - excellent, good, not so good or poor? (Half sample)

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on handling international crises - excellent, good, not so good or poor? (Half sample)

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on handling issues of special concern to women - excellent, good, not so good or poor? (Half sample)

Q: What kind of job do you expect Trump to do on making appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court - excellent, good, not so good or poor? (Half sample)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of most of the choices Trump has made for his cabinet and other top positions in his administration?

Q: Trump has announced he will continue owning his businesses, putting them in a trust. Do you think this is enough to separate Trump's business interests from his obligations as president, or do you think he should sell his businesses?

Q: Given what you've heard or read, do you think Trump, his family and his advisers are or are not complying with federal ethics laws?

Q: Do you think Trump should or should not release his tax returns? (IF SHOULD RELEASE) How much do you care about that – a lot, or not so much?

Q: Please tell me if you support or oppose building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Q: Please tell me if you support or oppose deporting about two million undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of a crime. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me if you support or oppose withdrawing from the main international treaty that tries to address climate change. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me if you support or oppose withdrawing from the nuclear agreement with Iran. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me if you support or oppose banning most Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the United States. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me if you support or oppose renegotiating the NAFTA trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me if you support or oppose punishing companies that move jobs from the U.S. to other countries. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (Half sample)

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Barack Obama? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

Q: ASKED OF THOSE WHO SUPPORT REPEALING HEALTH CARE LAW: You mentioned that you support repealing the federal health care law. Should the health care law be repealed (before) a law replacing it is created, or (at the same time that) a law replacing it is created? (RESULTS BASED ON TOTAL SAMPLE)

Q: There is a proposal to offer nearly 140 billion dollars in tax cuts for private companies if they pay to build new roads, bridges and transportation projects. The companies then could charge tolls for people to use these roads, bridges and transportation. Do you support or oppose this proposal? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Q: Do you support or oppose reducing income taxes paid by businesses?

Q: Do you support or oppose reducing income taxes paid by middle and lower-income people?

Q: Do you support or oppose reducing income taxes paid by higher-income people?

Q: Do you think Trump is being too (friendly) towards Russia, too (confrontational) toward them, or is taking about the right approach?

Q: Give what you've heard or read, do you think the Russian government did or did not hack into and leak Clinton campaign emails during the presidential campaign? AMONG THOSE WHO SAY RUSSIA HACKED INTO AND LEAKED CLINTON EMAILS: Do you think Russia leaked this material with the goal of helping Trump win the election, or not?

Q: Please tell me if you support or oppose repealing the major federal health care law passed in 2010. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump has responded to the issue of Russian hacking? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

Q: All in all, do you think the news media are treating Trump fairly, or unfairly?

Q: All in all, do you think Trump is treating the news media fairly, or unfairly?

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

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