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CBS NEWS POLL

Positive Views of the U.S. Economy Climb


June 15-18, 2017

Q2. Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have
pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?

Right direction 31 59 10 30
Wrong track 64 37 87 63
Don't know/No answer 5 4 3 7

Q3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?

Approve 42 80 15 41
Disapprove 51 17 81 49
Don't know/No answer 6 3 4 10

Q6. How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good,
fairly bad, or very bad?

Very good 8 11 4 9
Fairly good 56 67 54 51
Fairly bad 23 16 28 23
Very bad 11 4 13 14
Don't know/No answer 2 2 1 3

Q16. In his first few months in office, do you think Donald Trump has accomplished more than most
presidents had at this point in their terms, less than most presidents, or about the same as most
presidents?

More 24 46 7 22
Less 44 16 71 39
About the same 31 37 21 34
Don't know/No answer 2 * * 4

Q22. Do you think Donald Trump is running his government the same way an efficient business is run, or
not?

Yes 44 68 25 43
No 53 28 72 52
Don't know/No answer 4 4 3 5
Q24. How much do you think Donald Trump is standing up for people like yourself--a lot, some, not
much, or not at all?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
A lot 24 53 4 23
Some 18 28 10 19
Not much 19 11 26 19
Not at all 37 7 60 37
Don't know/No answer 1 1 * 2

Q26. In general, how much of the time do you think Donald Trump tells the truth--all of the time, most
of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?

All of the time 6 16 2 5


Most of the time 29 52 8 30
Some of the time 29 21 32 31
Hardly ever 34 10 57 31
None of the time (vol.) 1 - 1 *
Don't know/No answer 1 1 * 2

Unweighted Weighted
Total Respondents 1,117

Total Republicans 262 270


Total Democrats 374 345
Total Independents 481 502