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HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES

DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 1


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 1000 Adults, including 450 respondents with a cell phone only and
Date: December 12-15, 2016
38 respondents reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline.
48 Male
52 Female

Study #161300
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 888 interviews among Registered Voters is 3.29%

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 ................................................................
9
25-29 ................................................................
9
30-34 ................................................................
11
35-39 ................................................................
9
40-44 ................................................................
9
45-49 ................................................................
8
50-54 ................................................................
8
55-59 ................................................................
10
60-64 ................................................................
11
65-69 ................................................................
4
70-74 ................................................................
5
75 and over ..........................................................
7
Not sure/refused .................................................
-

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 ...............................................
89
Not sure/refused .............................................
-

Q2c

And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race--white, black, Asian, or something else?
White ..............................................................73
Black ..............................................................12
Asian .............................................................. 2
Other .............................................................. 5
Hispanic (VOL) ............................................. 6
Not sure/refused ........................................... 2
White, Non-Hispanic.......................................69

Q3

Are you currently registered to vote [LANDLINE: at this address; CELL: in (STATE)]?
Registered ........................................89
Not registered ................................ 11
Not sure ..........................................-

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q4

Study #161300-- 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?
High

12/16
Headed in the right direction ...... 33
Off on the wrong track ............... 54
Mixed (VOL) ............................ 6
Not sure ................................
7

10/1013/16+
29
65
5
1

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

1/16+
29
63
5
3

9/01
72
11
11
6

Low
10/1720/08+
12
78
7
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

+ 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


DECEMBER 2016
Q5

Study #161300-- page 3


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

5/16+
51
46
3

4/09
61
30
9

9/14+
40
54
6

10/2529/15
45
49
6

11/14
44
50
6

10/1518/15
46
49
5

9/15
47
47
6

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

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

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

12/16
52
42
6

10/1013/16+
53
44
3

9/16+
52
45
3

8/16+
52
44
4

7/16+
51
46
3

6/16+
51
45
4

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

7/15
45
50
5

6/15
48
48
4

4/15
48
47
5

3/15
46
50
4

8/14
40
54
6

6/14
41
53
6

4/14
44
50
6

8/13
44
48
8

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 4


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Moving on
Q6
Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures, groups and organizations, 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, THEN
RANDOMIZE CLINTON-TRUMP-PENCE, RANDOMIZE REST)

Barack Obama
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

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

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

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

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

10

22

18

13

14

33

14

17

18

40

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

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


DECEMBER 2016

Q6 (cont'd)
Donald Trump
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
15
17
15
13
10
12
13
11
12
11
14
12
10
13
8
10
9
9
4
3
3

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 #161300-- page 5


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

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

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

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
2
5
7
7
6
9

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 6


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)
1

Hillary Clinton
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 ........................................
June 2015 ......................................
March 2015 ....................................
January 2015 .................................
November 2014 ..............................
September 2014+...........................
June 2014 ......................................
April 2014 .......................................
March 2014 ....................................
September 2013 .............................
May 30-June 2, 2013......................
April 2013 .......................................
January 2013 .................................
December 2012 ..............................
November 2011 ..............................
May 2011 .......................................
April 2011 .......................................
December 2010 ..............................
January 10-14, 2010 .....................
July 2009 ........................................
February 2009 ................................
January 2009 .................................
December 2008 ..............................
September 2008+...........................
August 2008+ .................................
June 2008+ ....................................
April 2008+ .....................................
March 24-25, 2008+ .......................
March 7-10, 2008+ .........................
January 2008 .................................
June 2007 ......................................
March 2007 ....................................
December 2006 ..............................
April 2006 .......................................
December 2004 ..............................
July 2003 ........................................
March 2001 ....................................
January 2001 .................................
High
February 2009 ................................
Low
April 2016+ .....................................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

17
20
17
19
20
16
18
18
19
20
20
24
21
23
20
25
22
23
23
25
19
22
21
25
21
25
20
24
22
24
22
29
27
28
27
27
27
29
26
24
25
28
22
20
23
23
24
23
22
19
21
21
19
22

13
9
10
11
10
10
12
12
12
11
13
11
15
12
12
13
14
15
19
17
16
16
18
19
20
17
18
14
19
14
22
23
21
18
22
15
18
14
20
15
16
14
14
15
11
11
15
17
17
19
14
20
15
13

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

40
40
40
39
42
43
43
41
42
39
39
37
35
35
35
34
33
29
23
23
25
26
23
21
22
19
18
15
13
12
10
9
11
16
12
16
11
14
12
20
23
22
25
27
29
30
26
28
26
28
29
27
31
24

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

32

27

18

11

11

13

19

12

14

42

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

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20
21
18
17
18
15
16
13
18
17
16
16
17
19
14
15
21
21
20
24
21
23
23
23
26
29
32
34
34
33
26
29
26
25
26
32
27
27
23
17
18
20
17
22
24
18
16
21
19
24
16
16
27

+ 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


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 7


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)

The Democratic Party


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+ ....................
October 14-18, 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

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
14
15
11
15
11
9
11
10

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

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
16
20
22
18
19
19
20
19

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
19
20
18
18
18
19
18
19

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
26
22
26
22
24
24
23
26

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
1
2
1
1
1

20

30

23

15

10

25

27

22

17

+ 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


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 8


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)
1

The Republican Party


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+ ....................
October 14-18, 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

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
23
18
24
25
25
23
23
19
22
19

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
25
28
26
24
27
27
27
29
25
24

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
19
21
24
23
20
18
24
24
23
22
25

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
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
2
1
2
2
2
3
1
2
2
2
3

21

36

18

13

16

24

23

30

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

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
8
6
6
6
7
7
5
6
7
7

+ 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


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 9


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)
Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

16
16
10
13

18
22
21
28

9
11
10
12

20
17
15
13

16
14
28
24

8
6
9
8
8
9
5
8
14
23
23
19
6

18
23
19
19
21
17
18
16
16
16
14
14
11

28
25
25
25
27
28
28
28
23
16
18
18
19

15
22
18
18
19
17
16
14
15
12
13
11
8

12
14
12
11
10
11
12
12
19
25
20
21
10

19
10
17
19
15
18
21
22
13
8
12
17
46

The Federal Bureau of


Investigation or FBI
December 2016* .............................
July 2016+ .......................................
June 2016+ .....................................
December 2014 ...............................
May 30-June 2, 2013.......................
June 2006 ......................................
June 2002 .......................................
July 1995 .........................................

12
14
13
12
18
13
10
15

25
26
35
30
30
29
30
34

35
31
33
37
35
35
24
25

18
16
11
10
10
15
21
15

9
11
5
6
5
5
12
8

1
2
3
5
2
3
3
3

The Central Intelligence Agency,


or CIA
December 2016** .........................
December 2014 ............................
May 2011 .....................................
June 2006 ....................................
June 2002 ....................................

15
9
24
10
9

22
25
34
21
22

38
36
28
32
29

12
17
6
17
24

7
9
3
11
12

6
5
5
9
4

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

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

21
20
16
10

Paul Ryan
December 2016 ................................
October 10-13, 2016+ ......................
July 2016+ ..........................................
June 2016+ ........................................
May 2016+ .........................................
April 2016+ .........................................
October 25-29, 2015 ..........................
October 15-18, 2015 ..........................
December 2012 ................................
October 2012+ ...................................
September 26-30, 2012+ ...................
August 2012+ .....................................
June 2011 ..........................................

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


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

SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES BY D/S (POSITIVE NEGATIVE)


TOTAL
TOTAL
POSITIVE
NEGATIVE
The Central Intelligence Agency or CIA .................. 37
19
Barack Obama ........................................................ 52
36
The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI ............ 37
27
Mike Pence ............................................................. 37
29
Paul Ryan ............................................................... 26
27
The Republican Party ............................................. 35
38
Donald Trump ......................................................... 40
46
The Democratic Party ............................................. 34
42
Hillary Clinton .......................................................... 32
54

D/S
18
16
10
8
-1
-3
-6
-8
-22

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q7

Study #161300-- page 10


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Compared with other years, do you think that 2016 was one of the best years for the United States, above
average, about average, below average, or one of the worst years for the United States?
One of the best years ...................
Above-average year ....................
About average year .....................
Below-average year ....................
One of the worst years .................
Not sure ......................................

12/16
2
13
28
35
20
2

12/15
1
12
33
36
18
-

12/14
1
13
33
34
18
1

12/13
1
6
23
44
26
-

12/12
2
7
27
43
21
-

12/11
1
3
20
49
27
-

12/08
1
3
12
36
47
1

12/05
1
9
28
34
27
1

12/04
3
12
32
27
25
1

12/02
1
7
32
39
19
2

12/94
2
19
51
21
6
1

12/93
1
12
43
32
10
2

12/92
2
9
28
39
21
1

12/91+
3
11
30
39
16
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q9

When you think about the future of the country, would you say that you are mainly hopeful and optimistic or
mainly worried and pessimistic?
Mainly hopeful and optimistic ...............
Mainly worried and pessimistic ............
Not sure .............................................

12/16
56
42
2

8/16+
54
44
2

9/05
53
44
3

7/02
69
28
3

9/01
79
18
3

11/98
58
39
3

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.


1
November 1998 comparative data comes from a survey conducted on behalf of the Shell Corporation.

Q10

Compared with the past say a generation ago do you feel the American Dream is easier to attain today,
harder to attain, or is it about the same?
Easier ............................................................................
Harder ...........................................................................
About the same .............................................................
Not sure.......................................................................
1
2

Q11

12/16
10
69
20
1

5/921
8
72
18
2

10/862
23
45
32
1

Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Roper for Shearson Lehman Brothers
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Roper for the Wall Street Journal

Looking to the future say a generation from now do you feel the American Dream will be easier to attain
than today, harder to attain, or will it be about the same?
Easier ............................................................................
Harder ...........................................................................
About the same .............................................................
Not sure.......................................................................
1

12/16
17
49
29
5

1/981
9
55
34
2

8/961
4
68
24
4

7/932
6
67
24
3

10/863
10
55
33
2

Comparative data comes from surveys conducted by CBS News/New York Times
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates for Family Circle
3
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Roper for the Wall Street Journal
2

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 11


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

(ASKED IF REGISTERED VOTER)


Q12
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?
Registered
Voters+
Voted for Donald Trump ................................ 38
Voted for Hillary Clinton ................................
39
Voted for Gary Johnson ................................
4
Voted for Jill Stein..........................................
1
Voted for someone else (VOL) ...................
2
Voted, not sure ............................................
3
No, Did Not Vote............................................
7
Not sure .......................................................
6

Committed
Voters^
46
47
5
2
-

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.


^ Results shown reflect responses among respondents who recall voting for
either Trump, Clinton, Johnson, or Stein.

(ASKED OF DONALD TRUMP VOTERS)


Q13
Here are a number of reasons why people say they voted for Donald Trump, for each one please tell me if
this was the single most important reason why you voted for Trump, a fairly important reason, only
somewhat important, or not really a reason why you voted for Trump?
TABLE RANKED BY PERCENTAGE WHO SAY MOST IMPORTANT REASON

Most
Important
Reason

Fairly
Important
Reason

Somewhat
Important
Reason

Not Really
a Reason

Not
Sure

To make sure Hillary Clinton did not


become president.
December 2016+...............................................

46

30

14

10

To improve the economy and make it work


better for the middle and working class.
December 2016+...............................................

41

44

11

To look out for America first instead of


focusing on other countries.
December 2016+...............................................

40

40

11

To change business as usual in Washington,


D.C.
December 2016+................................................

40

41

13

To take a tough approach on immigration,


including building a wall on the border
with Mexico.
December 2016+................................................

20

42

21

17

To pursue traditional Republican policies.


December 2016+................................................

10

26

26

36

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 12


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

(ASKED OF DONALD TRUMP VOTERS)


Q13a
Now, from the list of reasons we just reviewed, which ONE is the most important reason you voted for
Trump? (RANDOMIZE) +
THIS TABLE RANKED BY PERCENTAGE OF MOST IMPORTANT REASON
To improve the economy and make it work better for the middle and working class...........
To look out for America first instead of focusing on other countries ....................................
To make sure Hillary Clinton did not become president ......................................................
To change business as usual in Washington, DC ...............................................................
To take a tough approach on immigration, including building a wall on the border with
Mexico .................................................................................................................................
To pursue traditional Republican policies ............................................................................
Other (SPECIFY ________) .............................................................................................
None of these ....................................................................................................................
Not sure.............................................................................................................................

27
23
21
18
5
1
3
2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q14

Which of the following words, if any, describe how you feel about results of the U.S. presidential election?
(RANDOMIZE)
Positive
Hopeful..........................................................................................
Excited ..........................................................................................
Relieved ........................................................................................
Proud ............................................................................................
Negative
Disgusted ......................................................................................
Scared ..........................................................................................
Angry.............................................................................................
Not sure ......................................................................................

Q15

32
12
11
8
25
23
8
2

Which of the following best describes your feeling about how Donald Trump will do during his presidency
optimistic and confident that he will do a good job, satisfied and hopeful that he will do a good job, uncertain
and wondering whether he will do a good job, or pessimistic and worried that he will do a bad job?
10/1012/16 13/16+
Optimistic and confident ................................
22
17
Satisfied and hopeful ................................
23
17
Uncertain and wondering................................
25
12
Pessimistic and worried ................................
29
53
Not sure ................................ 1
1
1

8/16+
14
18
19
49
-

7/16+
12
21
18
48
1

2/16+
14
19
15
52
-

10/15+
17
15
17
50
1

Prior to December 2016, this question was phrased Which of the following best describes
how you would feel in Donald Trump were elected president?
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Optimistic and confident ....................


Satisfied and hopeful ........................
Uncertain and wondering ..................
Pessimistic and worried ....................
Not sure ..........................................
1

Barack
Obama
1/09
10/081+
32
27
34
29
24
21
9
22
1
1

George
W. Bush
1/01
24
35
28
12
1

In October 2008, this question was phrased Which of the following best
describes how you would feel if Barack Obama were elected president?
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q16

Study #161300-- page 13


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, since Election Day, based upon Donald Trumps actions have you become more confident in his ability
to be president, less confident in his ability to be president, or has your opinion about Donald Trump not
really changed either way?
More confident ..............................................................
Less confident ...............................................................
Not really changed either way .......................................
Not sure.......................................................................

Q17

29
23
48
-

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

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

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

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

Q18

Are you generally pleased or disappointed with the people Donald Trump has appointed to posts in his
administration?

Generally pleased ............................


Generally disappointed .....................
Mixed (VOL) ...................................
Not sure ..........................................

Donald
Trump
12/16**
43
44
5
8

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

Barack
Obama
12/08*
67
16
7
10

George
W. Bush
1/01
54
17
18
11

Bill
Clinton
1/93
54
14
12
20

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q19

Study #161300-- page 14


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Im going to mention a number of areas where Donald Trump could take action as president and for each
one please tell me when it comes to this area are you optimistic and hopeful about what he would do,
uncertain and wondering, or negative and worried about what he would do? (RANDOMIZE)
TABLE RANKED BY PERCENTAGE WHO SAY OPTIMISTIC AND HOPEFUL

Optimistic and
Hopeful

Uncertain and
Wondering

Negative and
Worried

Not
Sure

Bringing change to Washington, DC


December 2016* ..................................................

57

18

25

Keeping U.S. jobs from going overseas


December 2016** .................................................

56

21

23

Looking out for Americans who are


struggling in todays economy
December 2016** .................................................

48

19

33

Making an appointment to the Supreme


Court
December 2016* ..................................................

47

20

31

Serving as commander-in-chief
December 2016* ..................................................

44

23

33

Dealing with the leaders of foreign countries


December 2016* ..................................................

40

20

40

Having the temperament to be President


December 2016** .................................................

36

19

44

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


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

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 15


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

As you may know, President-elect Donald Trump has appointed a number of retired members of the military,
including generals to key national security and civilian positions in his administration
Q20a
Which one best describes what you think, would you say this is a
Good thing because generals have the right experience and provide strong leadership to keep the country
safe.
Bad thing because our country has a tradition of civilian control over the military and national security and
this brings in too many people with military careers instead of people with a range of different backgrounds. *
Good thing.....................................................................
Bad thing .......................................................................
Mixed/some of both (VOL) ..........................................
Not sure.......................................................................

61
29
4
6

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

As you may know, President-elect Donald Trump has appointed a number of millionaires and billionaires to
key posts in his administration
Q20b
Which one best describes what you think, would you say this is a
Good thing because these people have been successful in the private sector and know how to get things
done to grow our economy and create jobs.
Bad thing because these people are out of touch with the needs of average Americans and will favor policies
that benefit wealthy Americans like themselves. **
Good thing.....................................................................
Bad thing .......................................................................
Mixed/some of both (VOL) ..........................................
Not sure.......................................................................

43
47
7
3

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

Q21

Compared to other presidents, Donald Trump is more willing to publicly criticize those that he disagrees
with, including corporations and other countries. Which comes closer to your point of view:
This is a good thing because past leaders have too often been afraid to take strong action, and Trump is
using tactics from his business background that will get the best deal for the United States.
This is a bad thing because Trumps criticism will create instability and hurt Americas standing with world
and corporate leaders, making them less willing to work with the U.S. Government.
Good thing.....................................................................
Bad thing .......................................................................
Mixed/some of both (VOL) ..........................................
Not sure.......................................................................

48
46
3
3

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q22

Study #161300-- page 16


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Do you believe that Donald Trumps family will have the right amount of influence in the Trump Administration,
too much influence, or not enough influence in the Trump Administration? *
Right amount......................................
Too much influence ...........................
Not enough influence .........................
Not sure............................................

38
39
14
9

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

January 1993
Do you believe that Hillary Clinton will
have the right amount of influence in the
Clinton Administration, too much influence,
or not enough influence in the Clinton
Administration?
Right amount .....................................
50
Too much influence ...........................
35
Not enough influence ........................
6
Not sure ...........................................
9
Q23

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

35
23
28
13
1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q24a

Study #161300-- page 17


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, looking ahead, do you feel that in 2017 the country will find the Democrats and Republicans in
Congress in a period of unity by working together and reaching consensus, or will it be a period of division
where the parties hold fast to their positions and show little willingness to compromise?
Period of unity/working together ...............................
Period of division/little willingness to compromise....
Depends (VOL) ......................................................
Not sure .................................................................

12/16*
24
70
2
4

12/12
26
69
2
3

11/10
19
76
2
3

12/08
52
42
3
3

12/04
27
65
4
4

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

Q24b

Now that the presidency and the Congress are both controlled by the same party, do you expect that Congress
and the president will be able to work together to end the gridlock in Washington, or do you think things will be
pretty much as they were before because Congress and the president always have differences?
President and Congress will be able to work together............
Things will be pretty much as they were before ......................
Not sure .................................................................................

12/16**
54
40
6

1/93
61
34
5

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

Q25

From what you have seen and heard so far, do you think Donald Trumps presidency will change the way
things are done in government, or do you think it will be business as usual under the Trump presidency?

Things in government will change .........................


It will be business as usual ....................................
Some of both (VOL) .............................................
Neither (VOL) .......................................................
Not sure ................................................................

Donald
Trump
12/16
68
28
1
1
2

Bill
Clinton
1/93
12/92
54
60
38
33
4
4
4
3

(ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAY THINGS IN GOVERNMENT WILL CHANGE)


Q25a
And, do you think Donald Trumps presidency will bring the right kind of change or the wrong kind of change in
the way things are done in government?

Right kind of change .......................................................


Wrong kind of change .....................................................
Some of both (VOL) ......................................................
Not sure.........................................................................
Business as Usual/Both/Neither/Not Sure on Q25 ........

Among
All Adults
41
20
2
5
32

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q26

Study #161300-- page 18


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Next, I am going to read a list of institutions in American society, and I'd like you to tell me how much
confidence you have in each one--a great deal, quite a bit, some, very little, or none at all? (RANDOMIZE)
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A GREAT DEAL OR QUITE A BIT

Confidence
The military
December 2016** ......................................
December 2015.........................................
April 2014 ..................................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2011 ............................................
August 26-30, 2010 ...................................
6
December 2009 .......................................
January 2009 ...........................................
July 2007...................................................
July 2002...................................................
January 2002 ............................................
December 2000.........................................
7
June 1998 ................................................
7
May 1996 .................................................
2
January 1996 ...........................................
3
December 1991 .......................................
4
December 1988 .......................................
4
October 1986 ...........................................
4
November 1981 .......................................
4
January 1977 ...........................................
4
June 1975 ................................................
Police and law enforcement agencies
December 2016.........................................
Related Trend:
Law enforcement agencies
December 2015.........................................
December 2014.........................................
January 2009 ............................................
July 2007...................................................
Small business
December 2016** ......................................
August 26-30, 2010 ...................................
January 2009 ...........................................
July 2007...................................................
July 2002...................................................
December 2000.........................................
The high-tech industry
December 2016* .......................................
April 2014 ..................................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2011 ............................................
January 2009 ............................................
July 2002...................................................
December 2000.........................................

A Great
Deal

Quite
A Bit

Some

Very
Little

None
At All

Not
Sure

50
51
43
45
54
46
48
53
42
45
54
54
36
33
30
32
47
15
29
22
23
27

23
26
26
22
22
25
24
24
27
22
28
31
27
31
36
38
31
31
34
28
34
31

20
17
24
27
17
23
21
16
22
22
14
11
25
25
25
22
15
33
24
29
25
25

4
4
4
3
3
5
4
3
5
6
3
2
7
9
7
7
6
15
10
14
11
11

1
1
2
2
3
1
1
3
2
4
1
1
3
1
NA
NA
1
6
1
1

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

36

23

26

25
18
21
26

26
21
30
28

35
40
31
31

10
12
11
9

4
8
6
6

1
1
-

33
34
28
26
30
31

24
19
30
28
30
28

33
31
30
31
31
27

6
8
7
9
5
8

2
4
3
3
2
3

2
4
2
3
2
3

20
24
22
28
21
19
26

25
29
25
24
30
22
28

37
37
41
34
30
38
31

8
5
7
8
8
11
9

6
2
2
2
5
5
2

4
3
3
4
6
5
4

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


** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
PLEASE NOTE: Comparative data shown does not necessarily reflect all of the existing data for an item. It is possible that an
institution received higher or lower confidence ratings in a survey not conducted on behalf of NBC-WSJ that is not shown.
1
Comparative data comes from Gallup/CNN/USA Today surveys.
2
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research for the Kaiser Foundation, Harvard University, and
the Washington Post.
3
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by ABC News.
4
Comparative data comes from surveys conducted by Gallup.
5
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Hart/Teeter for the Council for Excellence in Government.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 19


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A GREAT DEAL OR QUITE A BIT

Confidence
The Supreme Court
December 2016** ......................................
December 2015.........................................
April 2014 ..................................................
July 2007...................................................
December 2000.........................................
Your local government
December 2016** ......................................
May 2012 ..................................................
July 2007 ..................................................
December 2000.........................................
The Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA
December 2016** ......................................
December 2014.........................................
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, or
FBI
December 2016* .......................................
December 2014.........................................
Public schools
December 2016* .......................................
April 2014 ..................................................
July 2007...................................................
Your state government
December 2016* .......................................
May 2012 ..................................................
July 2007...................................................
July 2002...................................................
December 2000.........................................
Religious leaders and organizations
December 2016* .......................................
December 2015.........................................
April 2014 ..................................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2011 ............................................
January 2009 ............................................
July 2007...................................................
July 2002...................................................

A Great
Deal

Quite
A Bit

Some

Very
Little

None
At All

Not
Sure

20
15
14
15
27

17
18
18
21
25

47
43
39
39
32

9
18
19
17
8

5
6
8
7
5

2
2
1
3

16
11
12
18

18
17
22
20

47
44
38
38

9
14
17
14

8
12
10
8

2
2
1
2

17
14

16
14

44
44

8
14

10
9

5
5

15
15

17
23

45
43

15
10

6
5

2
4

14
14
15

17
15
17

37
39
39

20
22
20

10
9
8

2
1
1

15
12
10
10
13

15
15
17
20
25

37
37
44
42
42

21
19
21
19
15

11
16
7
8
4

1
1
1
1
1

14
11
11
10
12
11
13
11
12

13
12
13
11
13
11
16
16
13

40
38
42
42
38
45
38
35
38

19
18
18
24
17
21
17
20
21

12
18
14
11
18
10
13
15
13

2
3
2
2
2
2
3
3
3

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


** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
PLEASE NOTE: Comparative data shown does not necessarily reflect all of the existing data for an item. It is possible that an
institution received higher or lower confidence ratings in a survey not conducted on behalf of NBC-WSJ that is not shown.
1
Comparative data comes from Gallup/CNN/USA Today surveys.
2
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research for the Kaiser Foundation, Harvard University, and
the Washington Post.
3
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by ABC News.
4
Comparative data comes from surveys conducted by Gallup.
5
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Hart/Teeter for the Council for Excellence in Government.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 20


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A GREAT DEAL OR QUITE A BIT

Confidence
Q26 (Contd)
The federal government
December 2016* .......................................
December 2015 ........................................
April 2014..................................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2011 ............................................
August 26-30, 2010...................................
January 2009 ..........................................
September 19-22, 2008+ ..........................
July 2007 ..................................................
July 2002 ..................................................
December 2000 ........................................
5
February 1997 .........................................
4
May 1994 .................................................
4
May 1990 .................................................
The financial industry
December 2016* .......................................
December 2015 ........................................
April 2014..................................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2011 ............................................
August 26-30, 2010...................................
December 20096 ......................................
January 2009 ............................................
September 19-22, 2008+ ..........................
July 2007 ..................................................
July 2002 ..................................................
December 2000 ........................................
The national news media
December 2016* .......................................
December 2015 ........................................
April 2014..................................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2011 ............................................
August 26-30, 2010...................................
January 2009 ............................................
September 2008+ .....................................
July 2007 ..................................................
July 2002 ..................................................
December 2000 ........................................
5
February 1997 .........................................
2
January 1996 ...........................................
3
December 1991 .......................................

A Great
Deal

Quite
A Bit

Some

Very
Little

None
At All

Not
Sure

9
7
6
8
7
8
7
6
5
7
13
9
6
4
10

13
9
10
9
9
10
11
13
14
9
21
19
16
16
26

42
43
37
39
43
46
38
47
45
41
47
52
45
44
45

26
28
30
29
23
26
27
23
23
29
13
14
32
35
18

8
13
16
13
16
9
15
10
12
13
5
5
NA
NA
NA

2
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2

8
4
4
4
6
4
4
2
4
5
5
5
11

11
6
9
7
6
5
6
8
6
5
11
10
25

39
41
42
39
35
39
33
29
28
33
48
49
45

26
32
29
31
29
35
33
31
34
37
21
27
13

14
16
14
17
23
16
20
26
26
18
9
8
4

2
1
2
2
1
1
4
4
2
2
6
1
2

7
7
9
7
8
8
5
8
7
9
9
7
5
6
16

9
7
10
9
7
10
8
11
10
9
18
13
15
14
21

28
38
32
37
39
39
32
38
38
39
37
39
39
40
38

27
28
31
26
22
28
28
24
26
24
23
25
40
37
25

28
20
17
19
23
14
23
18
18
18
12
15
NA
2
NA

1
1
2
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

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


** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
PLEASE NOTE: Comparative data shown does not necessarily reflect all of the existing data for an item. It is possible that
an institution received higher or lower confidence ratings in a survey not conducted on behalf of NBC-WSJ that is not
shown.
1
Comparative data comes from Gallup/CNN/USA Today surveys.
2
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research for the Kaiser Foundation, Harvard University,
and the Washington Post.
3
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by ABC News.
4
Comparative data comes from surveys conducted by Gallup.
5
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Hart/Teeter for the Council for Excellence in Government.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 21


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A GREAT DEAL OR QUITE A BIT

Confidence
Q26 (Contd)
Congress
December 2016** .....................................
June 2011 .................................................
May 2005 ..................................................
January 2002 ............................................
December 2000 ........................................
June 19981 ................................................
February 1997 5 ........................................
January 1996 2 ..........................................
December 19913 .......................................
December 1988 4 ......................................
October 1986 4 ..........................................
November 1981 4 ......................................
January 1977 4 ..........................................
June 1975 4 ...............................................
The entertainment industry
December 2016** .....................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2009 ...........................................
December 2000 ........................................
Large corporations
December 2016* .......................................
December 2015 ........................................
April 2014..................................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2011 ............................................
August 26-30, 2010...................................
January 2009 ...........................................
September 19-22, 2008+ ..........................
July 2007 ..................................................
July 2002 ..................................................
January 2002 ............................................
December 2000 ........................................
July 1998 .................................................
2
January 1996 ...........................................
3
December 1991 .......................................
4
December 1988 .......................................
4
October 1986 ...........................................
4
November 1981 .......................................
4
January 1977 ...........................................
4
June 1975 ................................................

A Great
Deal

Quite
A Bit

Some

Very
Little

None
At All

Not
Sure

6
3
6
13
10
10
7
4
7
8
10
8
12
14

10
7
12
24
16
18
14
10
10
20
31
21
28
26

43
48
53
44
48
48
46
41
39
41
43
41
34
38

24
32
23
15
18
20
32
41
43
26
12
22
17
18

15
10
5
3
6
2
NA
3
NA
NA
1
6
1
1

2
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
6
3
3
7
3

9
7
10
8

6
6
14
9

33
38
27
31

24
22
18
26

23
24
25
23

5
3
6
3

7
5
6
4
7
6
5
6
2
5
4
8
9
13
6
11
6
7
6
11
10

8
8
7
8
10
7
7
7
9
6
8
14
17
18
15
15
16
21
14
21
24

40
37
38
47
37
42
42
31
33
37
37
44
42
42
45
47
39
40
36
35
36

26
29
30
26
26
29
26
35
33
30
32
23
22
22
30
26
32
26
29
25
23

17
19
17
13
18
15
16
20
21
19
17
9
8
2
2
NA
NA
2
11
2
2

2
2
2
4
2
1
4
1
2
3
2
2
2
3
2
2
8
4
3
6
5

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


** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
PLEASE NOTE: Comparative data shown does not necessarily reflect all of the existing data for an item. It is possible that
an institution received higher or lower confidence ratings in a survey not conducted on behalf of NBC-WSJ that is not
shown.
1
Comparative data comes from Gallup/CNN/USA Today surveys.
2
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research for the Kaiser Foundation, Harvard University,
and the Washington Post.
3
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by ABC News.
4
Comparative data comes from surveys conducted by Gallup.
5
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Hart/Teeter for the Council for Excellence in Government.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 22


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A GREAT DEAL OR QUITE A BIT

Confidence
Q26 (Contd)
Online social networking websites
such as Facebook
December 2016* .......................................
Online social networking websites
such as Twitter
December 2016** .....................................
Related Trend:
Online social networking websites
such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn
April 2014** ..........................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ...........................
May 2012 .............................................
Health insurance companies
December 2016** .....................................
April 2014..................................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ................................
May 2012 ..................................................
January 2011 ............................................
August 26-30, 2010...................................
December 20096 ......................................
January 2009 ...........................................
July 2007 ..................................................

A Great
Deal

Quite
A Bit

Some

Very
Little

None
At All

Not
Sure

28

28

22

27

24

24

12

10
7
9

8
6
9

40
37
34

21
23
18

15
18
20

6
9
10

7
5
5
7
4
7
5
6
5

5
8
5
6
5
5
12
11
5

33
36
34
32
29
30
33
31
26

32
33
36
28
39
36
26
30
37

22
18
19
26
23
20
23
21
25

1
1
1
2
1
1
2

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


** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
PLEASE NOTE: Comparative data shown does not necessarily reflect all of the existing data for an item. It is possible that
an institution received higher or lower confidence ratings in a survey not conducted on behalf of NBC-WSJ that is not
shown.
1
Comparative data comes from Gallup/CNN/USA Today surveys.
2
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research for the Kaiser Foundation, Harvard University,
and the Washington Post.
3
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by ABC News.
4
Comparative data comes from surveys conducted by Gallup.
5
Comparative data comes from a survey conducted by Hart/Teeter for the Council for Excellence in Government.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 23


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, turning to the economy


Q27
During the next twelve months, do you think that the nation's economy will get better, get worse, or stay
about the same?
High
Economy will get better .....................
Economy will get worse .....................
Economy will stay about the same ....
Not sure...........................................

9/14+
27
20
51
2

6/14
27
24
48
1

9/09
47
20
30
3

Low
10/79/13
17
42
38
3

12/15
24
24
50
2

7/15
25
24
51
-

3/15
29
21
48
2

12/14
31
17
51
1

10/812/14+
28
24
46
2

4/14
26
26
47
1

3/14
26
25
48
1

12/13
29
24
46
1

10/2528/13
23
34
42
1

10/79/13
17
42
38
3

9/13
27
24
48
1

7/13
31
21
47
1

6/13
32
18
49
1

12/12
38
28
33
1

10/12+
45
9
34
12

9/2630/12+
44
13
35
8

9/1216/12+
42
18
32
8

8/12+
36
18
38
8

7/12+
27
25
45
3

6/12
35
20
41
4

5/12
33
19
46
2

4/12
38
19
42
1

3/12
40
23
35
2

1/12
37
17
44
2

12/11
30
22
47
1

11/11
25
28
47
-

10/11
21
32
45
2

8/11
22
30
47
1

7/11
26
31
41
2

6/11
29
30
39
2

4/11
33
21
46
-

2/11
29
29
41
1

1/11
40
17
42
1

12/10
32
24
42
2

11/10
37
15
46
2

10/1418/10+
37
20
41
2

9/10
32
24
41
3

8/2630/10
26
26
45
3

8/59/10
34
25
39
2

6/10
33
23
43
1

5/610/10
40
20
38
2

3/10
41
22
36
1

1/1014/10
41
19
38
2

10/09
42
22
33
3

9/09
47
20
30
3

7/09
44
21
32
3

6/09
46
22
29
3

4/09
38
30
30
2

10/08+
38
20
37
5

10/06+
22
22
51
5

10/04+
43
10
33
14

10/02+
41
20
34
5

10/98+1
17
24
54
5

10/94
31
24
40
5

12/16
42
19
38
1

Prior to April 2001, the question was phrased, Over the next year
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q28

Study #161300-- page 24


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

In terms of your own financial situation, do you think that Donald Trumps economic policies will help you, hurt
you, or not make that much difference?
Will help..............................................
Will hurt ..............................................
Will not make much difference ..........
Not sure............................................

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
Q29

Which comes closer to your point of view about the government cutting business taxes, is it (ROTATE)
A good idea because it provides an incentive for companies to expand, hire more workers, and grow the
economy.
A bad idea because it mostly benefits companies and their shareholders, who make more money by holding
on to it rather than hiring more workers and growing the economy. **
Good idea......................................................................
Bad idea ........................................................................
Mixed/some of both (VOL) ..........................................
Not sure.......................................................................

55
39
2
4

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

Changing topics
Q30
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............................................

31
24
44
1

Moving on
Q31a
United States intelligence agencies have concluded that hackers working in connection with the Russian
government tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, including by hacking into the Democratic
National Committees emails. The Central Intelligence Agency has told officials that the hacked information
was released in order to damage the Clinton campaign. How much does it bother you that hackers working
in connection with a foreign government were involved in trying to influence our elections a great deal,
quite a bit, just some, very little, or does this not really bother you?
A great deal ......................................................
Quite a bit .........................................................
Just some .........................................................
Very little ...........................................................
Does not really bother you ...............................
Not sure ..........................................................

43
12
10
8
23
4

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
Q31b

Study #161300-- page 25


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Do you believe that these actions helped Donald Trump win the presidency or dont you believe that this
made a difference in the outcome?
Yes, actions helped Trump win the presidency ................................
No, do not believe this made a difference .......................................
Not sure ...........................................................................................

37
57
6

(ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAY YES, ACTIONS HELPED TRUMP WIN)


Q31c
And do you believe that Donald Trump would have lost and Hillary Clinton would have won the election had
the information from Russian hackers never been released?
Among
All Adults
Yes ................................................................................................
25
No ................................................................................................
6
Not sure ........................................................................................... 6
No/Not Sure on Q31b ................................................................
63
Q32

Please tell me whether the following applies to you over the past year or not?
TABLE RANKED BY PERCENTAGE WHO SAY YES, APPLIES TO ME

Yes, Applies to Me

No, Does Not Apply

Not Sure

A family member or friend shared with you a false


news story that they believed to be true.
December 2016 .............................................................

48

51

You have avoided talking politics with family


because you supported different candidates.
December 2016 .............................................................

32

68

You were really excited about a presidential


candidate for the first time.
December 2016 .............................................................

31

68

You have had a heated argument with family or


friends who supported another presidential
candidate.
December 2016 .............................................................

31

69

You have been harassed for your political beliefs.


December 2016 .............................................................

22

78

You have blocked or unfriended someone on


Facebook or other social media because of the
presidential election.
December 2016 .............................................................

17

82

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016

Study #161300-- page 26


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only.
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

26
17
19
1
4
6
23
3
1

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 ....................................................

1
4
26
20
2
11
20
3
9
4
-

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
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 #161300-- page 27


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

22
8
9
14
10
7
22
5
3

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 ...........................................................

12
15
34
20
15
4

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 ..........................................................
QF7a

13
8
78
1

What is your religion?


Protestant (includes Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Episcopal,
Presbyterian, and other Christians) ..........................................
Catholic .....................................................................................
Jewish .......................................................................................
Muslim .......................................................................................
Mormon/LDS/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ........
Other .........................................................................................
None ..........................................................................................
Not sure/refused ......................................................................

41
20
1
1
2
17
16
2

(ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAY PROTESTANT, OTHER, OR NOT SURE IN QF7a.)


QF7b
Would you describe yourself as either a fundamentalist or an evangelical Christian, or would you not
describe yourself that way?
Fundamentalist/evangelical .............................................
16
Neither fundamentalist nor evangelical ...........................
41
Not sure ................................................................1
Catholic/Jewish/Muslim/Mormon/None (QF7a) ................
42

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


DECEMBER 2016
QF8

Study #161300-- page 28


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

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 ..........................................................

QF9

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, 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 .........................
More than $100,000 ............................................
Not sure/refused .................................................

QF10

52
6
1
12
22
6
1

4
7
10
9
9
16
13
23
9

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?
1

Poor .............................................................
Working class ...............................................
Middle class ..................................................
Upper middle class .......................................
Well-to-do .....................................................
Not sure/refused .........................................
1

12/16
10
29
44
13
2
2

9/13
12
28
42
16
1
1

In December 1998, the option read Poor or below the poverty line

12/98
6
29
46
16
2
1