Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #23512
 
Majority in San Diego Says Trump Has Abused Power, Was Reckless To Share Information With Russia; Split Evenly on High Crimes / Misdemeanors

41% of San Diego area adults say President Donald Trump has committed a high crime or misdemeanor while in office, which would be grounds for impeachment under the U.S. Constitution, according to this latest exclusive KGTV 10News / San Diego Union Tribune poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Meantime, while 45% say talk of impeachment is premature, 47% feel otherwise: 19% say talk of impeachment is timely, 28% say talk of impeachment is overdue.

45% of San Diego area adults say former FBI Director James Comey was fired because he was spending too much time on the President's relationship with Russia; 24% say he was fired for not doing a good job; 13% say Comey lost his job for mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation. 46% say President Trump's removal of Comey was an obstruction of justice; 38% say it was not. 56% say President Trump is guilty of abuse of power; 35% say he is not.

59% say the President acted "recklessly" when he shared classified information with Russian diplomats; 26% say he acted "wisely."

Full results follow ...

 
As you may know, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Did President Trump fire Comey because ... Comey was not doing a good job? Comey was spending too much time on Trump's Relationship with Russia? Comey mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation? Or another reason?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Not Doing a Good Job24%27%22%18%27%29%27%30%17%23%42%9%29%42%24%12%20%22%27%17%23%29%17%28%39%
Too Much Time On Russia45%47%44%49%44%43%46%39%48%41%24%67%40%23%46%68%39%47%46%44%48%43%56%41%29%
Mishandled Clinton Email Investigation13%14%12%14%13%11%13%13%15%12%19%7%15%21%11%5%21%13%12%19%11%12%10%14%13%
Other9%8%9%6%10%11%7%11%11%13%9%9%8%8%10%8%5%9%9%6%10%10%8%9%12%
Not Sure8%4%12%13%5%6%7%8%9%12%6%7%8%6%9%8%15%9%6%14%8%6%9%8%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%39%25%60%5%23%12%27%34%36%24%45%22%12%34%55%22%38%40%36%55%7%
 
Based on what you know so far, when President Trump removed FBI Director Comey, was this an obstruction of justice?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Yes46%44%48%48%44%44%46%39%47%42%23%72%39%18%47%77%37%45%49%47%47%45%56%42%32%
No38%43%34%30%42%45%41%48%35%29%64%15%43%73%33%13%42%36%39%32%34%44%28%42%58%
Not Sure16%13%19%21%14%11%13%13%18%29%13%14%18%10%20%10%21%20%13%20%19%12%16%17%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%39%25%60%5%23%12%27%34%36%24%45%22%12%34%55%22%38%40%36%55%7%
 
Based on what you know so far, is President Trump guilty of abuse of power?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Yes56%52%60%67%49%51%53%51%68%55%26%88%47%22%57%87%57%57%56%65%57%52%67%52%35%
No35%41%29%23%43%41%40%44%24%29%66%6%41%72%32%7%31%32%37%23%31%43%25%39%54%
Not Sure9%7%11%10%8%8%8%5%8%16%8%6%12%6%11%6%12%10%7%11%11%5%8%9%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%39%25%60%5%23%12%27%34%36%24%45%22%12%34%55%22%38%40%36%55%7%
 
4In sharing classified information this week with Russian diplomats, did President Trump act wisely? Or recklessly?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Wisely26%30%22%18%29%31%28%38%19%22%44%6%32%55%20%11%21%23%28%17%22%31%21%26%40%
Recklessly59%56%63%65%57%56%59%54%59%64%34%88%53%27%65%85%56%61%60%67%59%57%67%58%42%
Not Sure15%15%15%17%14%13%13%8%21%15%22%6%15%18%16%3%23%17%12%17%19%12%13%16%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%39%25%60%5%23%12%27%34%36%24%45%22%12%34%55%22%38%40%36%55%7%
 
Is talk of impeaching President Trump ... premature? Timely? or Overdue?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Premature45%53%37%37%49%49%48%44%40%37%71%18%52%77%46%16%39%49%43%34%43%50%39%46%58%
Timely19%18%20%20%17%22%20%14%19%19%13%32%14%6%25%27%10%16%23%13%21%23%20%20%18%
Overdue28%22%35%35%27%21%26%41%31%29%8%46%25%8%23%52%33%27%28%43%28%22%34%28%15%
Not Sure8%7%9%8%7%8%6%1%9%14%9%5%9%10%6%4%18%7%6%11%8%5%8%6%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%39%25%60%5%23%12%27%34%36%24%45%22%12%34%55%22%38%40%36%55%7%
 
Do you have confidence? ... Or no confidence ...? That Democrats in Congress will put country before party?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Confidence36%33%40%37%36%37%35%43%40%34%14%68%25%15%36%63%33%30%41%39%40%32%43%34%17%
No Confidence47%53%41%41%51%50%47%49%46%47%74%18%56%79%43%22%40%48%48%39%42%55%38%50%67%
Not Sure17%14%19%22%13%14%18%8%14%19%12%15%19%6%21%15%27%22%11%22%18%13%19%15%17%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%39%25%60%5%23%12%27%34%36%24%45%22%12%34%55%22%38%40%36%55%7%
 
Do you have confidence? ... Or no confidence ...? That Republicans in Congress will put country before party?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Confidence30%33%28%19%38%35%30%31%33%28%63%11%26%57%27%12%34%30%30%22%29%34%27%31%36%
No Confidence56%57%55%65%50%52%55%60%56%58%26%77%59%34%56%80%42%58%58%57%57%55%58%57%47%
Not Sure14%10%17%16%12%13%15%9%11%14%11%11%15%9%18%8%24%12%12%21%13%11%14%13%16%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%39%25%60%5%23%12%27%34%36%24%45%22%12%34%55%22%38%40%36%55%7%
 
Based on what you know so far, has President Trump committed a high crime or misdemeanor while serving as President?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Yes41%39%43%47%38%38%38%48%48%42%15%68%33%15%39%68%46%41%40%55%40%36%51%37%25%
No41%45%36%31%47%46%44%42%31%38%73%12%46%78%39%10%31%43%41%27%38%48%32%43%59%
Not Sure18%16%21%23%16%17%18%10%21%20%12%20%21%7%23%22%24%17%19%18%22%15%17%20%16%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%39%25%60%5%23%12%27%34%36%24%45%22%12%34%55%22%38%40%36%55%7%