When asked about general satisfaction with “the way things are going in the nation today,” 57 percent expressed dissatisfaction while 41 percent indicated general satisfaction.
An overwhelming 70 percent found the current economy good to excellent, with only 28 percent rating it not so good to poor.
In a bid to gauge voter response to recent events, Quinnipiac also asked poll respondents about the anonymous OpEd in The New York Times written by a senior White House official, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and ongoing targets of the President’s ire—Jeff Sessions and Robert Mueller.
When asked about confirming Kavanaugh, voters split 41 percent yes, 42 percent no, but 17 percent still undecided.
A question asking whether they view embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions favorably or unfavorably yielded 17 percent favorable, 43 percent unfavorable with 33 percent answering they did not know enough about him. However only 29 percent said they would agree with Trump firing Sessions while 50 percent said Sessions should not be fired.
The question Quinnipiac asked next concerned Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The poll asked:
“As you may know, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the criminal investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. Do you think that he is conducting a fair investigation into this matter, or not?”
55 percent felt Mueller’s investigation fair, 32 percent unfair with 18 percent not knowing.
And the final two poll questions concerned the anonymous OpEd in The New York Times. Quinnipiac asked:
“As you may know, there have been anonymously published allegations that senior advisors to President Trump work behind his back to stop him from making what these advisors believe are bad decisions. Do you believe these allegations are true, or not?”
“Do you think that the person who wrote these allegations did the right thing or the wrong thing by having them published anonymously?”
While 55 percent believed the claims in the OpEd true, only 39 percent felt the author did the right thing. 28 percent did not believe the claims and 51 percent said the choice to publish them anonymously was wrong.
The poor numbers and lack of confidence in the President and his character, bode ill for the upcoming midterm elections. The 2018 midterms are slated for Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Trump’s window for turning public sentiment around dwindles daily.