Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #24568
 
1President Donald Trump addressed the nation last night on TV. Did you watch the President speak live, as it happened? Did you not see it live, but saw coverage of what the President said afterwards? Or have you not seen anything about what the President said?
1000 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAddressParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Watched Live35%39%31%24%33%39%54%28%45%33%44%40%25%100%0%45%37%32%44%36%37%30%33%40%30%37%39%37%34%34%37%33%43%26%
Saw Coverage26%27%26%28%28%28%18%28%24%32%20%18%32%0%100%25%26%29%23%30%30%21%28%27%20%28%30%26%27%22%26%26%24%30%
Have Not Seen32%28%37%35%34%32%25%35%29%30%32%34%36%0%0%28%32%32%30%30%29%38%35%28%42%30%26%31%33%34%33%33%28%37%
Not Sure6%6%6%13%4%2%2%9%2%5%4%8%7%0%0%2%5%7%3%4%4%12%5%5%9%5%5%6%6%10%5%8%5%6%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%24%27%17%57%43%38%6%39%17%35%26%23%42%28%24%38%26%21%38%41%33%35%32%37%50%12%22%37%25%16%
 
2How would you characterize President Trump's remarks?
614 Who Saw Address or CoverageAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAddressParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 5.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Completely True13%12%14%7%13%16%16%10%16%13%8%18%4%20%3%37%3%7%33%8%1%26%11%9%17%12%11%15%11%13%14%9%19%9%
Mostly True13%13%13%15%20%13%4%17%9%17%7%12%10%12%14%26%2%20%30%11%2%12%15%12%10%13%16%12%16%7%15%14%10%15%
Mix Of True And False23%25%21%30%23%23%14%27%19%26%27%15%34%18%31%20%22%26%17%31%18%29%21%23%20%28%21%23%22%30%20%24%23%26%
Mostly False28%29%27%23%29%22%43%26%31%26%18%29%34%27%29%11%37%30%10%33%39%20%28%31%27%29%27%23%31%28%27%30%24%34%
Completely False20%19%20%22%15%20%23%18%21%17%36%23%15%21%18%2%35%15%5%16%40%8%21%23%21%16%23%24%17%16%20%19%22%15%
Not Sure3%2%4%3%1%6%0%2%3%2%5%3%3%2%4%4%1%3%4%1%0%5%4%1%5%2%2%3%2%6%4%4%1%2%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
3Will the President's remarks unify Americans and cause them to rally around a shared goal? Or Divide Americans by using scare tactics and exaggerations?
614 Who Saw Address or CoverageAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAddressParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 5.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Unify Americans20%23%16%21%30%20%5%25%14%23%13%18%18%24%14%43%5%22%42%16%4%18%19%20%14%21%22%18%21%17%23%20%15%23%
Divide Americans63%63%63%64%53%62%76%58%68%58%77%64%69%58%69%24%88%59%28%67%90%44%67%66%64%61%64%64%63%62%63%66%59%62%
Not Sure17%15%21%16%17%19%19%16%19%20%10%18%13%18%17%34%7%18%30%17%6%37%14%13%22%17%14%19%16%20%15%14%26%14%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
4Which best describes you: I have always supported a wall between the USA and Mexico and I still do. I have always opposed a wall between the USA and Mexico and I still do. I used to support a wall between the USA and Mexico but now I oppose. I used to oppose a wall between the USA and Mexico but now I support.
614 Who Saw Address or CoverageAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAddressParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 5.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Always Supported Wall / Still Do30%32%27%23%38%33%25%30%30%39%13%29%15%39%17%68%9%29%63%25%7%50%27%25%29%31%29%31%29%28%34%26%35%22%
Always Opposed Wall / Still Do48%47%49%56%36%40%64%47%50%40%53%48%67%42%56%16%70%44%19%44%83%30%48%54%53%43%50%49%46%54%49%48%41%58%
Used To Support Wall / Now Oppose8%10%6%12%7%9%2%10%6%10%12%7%3%6%11%7%8%9%9%11%3%7%10%7%5%9%9%7%9%6%4%8%12%8%
Used To Oppose Wall / Now Support4%6%3%4%4%7%1%4%5%3%8%4%7%4%4%5%3%7%4%6%2%4%5%4%4%4%5%3%5%3%2%5%5%6%
Not Sure10%5%14%5%15%12%8%9%10%8%13%11%8%8%11%4%11%11%5%14%5%9%10%10%9%12%7%9%10%9%11%12%8%6%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
5If a wall is built between the USA and Mexico, will the number of terrorists who enter America go up? Down? Or stay the same?
614 Who Saw Address or CoverageAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAddressParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 5.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Go Up5%6%5%6%6%6%1%6%4%5%7%5%5%6%5%6%7%2%6%4%7%8%6%4%7%4%6%7%4%7%7%6%2%5%
Go Down25%30%20%28%30%28%11%29%21%32%19%21%19%29%19%52%8%28%48%24%6%30%27%22%17%29%27%23%28%19%29%26%22%23%
Stay The Same58%57%59%53%53%59%72%53%64%54%64%61%62%54%64%26%77%59%29%64%78%38%59%65%61%54%61%55%58%72%60%52%64%62%
Not Sure11%7%16%13%11%7%16%12%11%9%10%13%14%11%12%16%7%11%17%8%9%24%8%9%14%14%7%16%10%1%4%16%11%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
6If a wall is built between the USA and Mexico, will the number of people who enter America illegally go up? Down? Or stay the same?
614 Who Saw Address or CoverageAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAddressParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 5.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Go Up7%9%5%8%8%9%3%8%6%6%7%10%3%7%7%6%10%4%5%5%12%10%9%4%12%5%6%8%5%13%9%6%7%6%
Go Down41%41%40%40%43%43%35%42%40%45%30%37%42%47%33%73%18%47%71%39%16%56%37%38%36%44%41%44%41%26%38%40%43%43%
Stay The Same44%43%45%45%39%41%52%42%45%39%48%47%46%39%50%19%61%40%18%47%65%26%47%48%47%40%46%43%42%54%48%41%43%47%
Not Sure8%7%10%7%10%7%10%8%9%10%14%6%9%7%10%3%10%9%6%9%7%8%7%10%6%11%7%5%11%7%5%13%8%5%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
7If a wall is built between the USA and Mexico, will drugs entering the country illegally go up? Down? Or stay the same?
614 Who Saw Address or CoverageAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAddressParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 5.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Go Up9%11%6%12%7%8%8%9%8%7%16%11%6%8%9%5%14%3%5%8%13%11%10%7%11%6%10%9%8%12%12%9%6%7%
Go Down29%30%28%29%31%29%25%30%27%34%20%27%24%34%22%63%6%35%61%23%8%45%27%24%28%31%27%28%30%25%27%27%33%29%
Stay The Same59%57%61%55%59%58%66%57%61%55%48%62%65%55%65%30%76%58%33%63%77%40%59%66%59%58%60%60%58%62%57%61%59%58%
Not Sure3%3%4%4%3%5%1%3%4%5%16%0%4%3%4%2%4%4%1%5%2%3%4%3%2%5%3%3%4%1%5%3%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
8If a wall is built between the USA and Mexico, who will pay for it?
614 Who Saw Address or CoverageAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAddressParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
American Taxpayers81%80%82%78%79%79%89%79%83%79%64%83%88%80%82%74%88%78%72%82%91%72%80%85%81%78%84%82%80%81%79%81%79%87%
Mexico7%8%6%10%8%5%5%9%5%7%15%8%3%9%5%11%4%10%13%6%4%9%9%5%5%9%7%9%5%11%9%7%7%5%
Not Sure12%12%12%12%12%16%6%12%12%13%21%10%9%11%13%15%8%12%15%12%5%18%11%10%14%13%9%10%14%8%11%12%15%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
9Who is primarily responsible for the shutdown of the Federal government?
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Credibility Interval: ± 5.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Democrats In Congress25%26%25%19%29%31%21%24%27%29%8%27%20%32%16%58%6%27%54%23%3%40%26%20%27%29%21%24%27%23%28%24%29%18%
Republicans In Congress4%5%3%7%7%2%1%7%1%7%6%2%2%4%5%4%3%6%3%4%6%3%4%5%2%3%7%7%2%4%3%4%5%7%
President Trump66%65%66%69%57%62%77%63%68%60%77%68%71%62%71%32%89%60%38%67%92%49%68%70%66%64%67%66%64%70%67%66%62%70%
Not Sure5%5%5%6%7%6%1%6%4%5%10%3%7%2%8%6%2%7%6%6%0%9%2%6%5%4%5%3%6%3%2%7%4%5%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
10Has the shutdown of the Federal government affected you, personally ...
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Credibility Interval: ± 5.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
A Lot9%10%7%11%7%12%4%9%8%8%8%9%10%8%9%6%11%8%11%5%12%3%8%11%10%5%12%12%6%12%11%6%8%10%
A Little28%28%27%31%36%22%21%33%22%29%20%25%33%26%29%15%35%31%15%34%32%28%24%31%28%27%28%28%28%27%25%30%23%37%
Not At All53%53%53%42%48%59%66%45%62%54%64%54%43%57%48%69%46%48%67%48%46%57%58%47%48%58%52%50%55%56%54%57%57%37%
Not Sure11%9%13%16%9%8%9%13%8%9%8%11%13%9%13%10%8%13%7%13%9%12%10%11%15%10%8%11%12%5%10%7%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
11How long will the Federal government remain closed?
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Credibility Interval: ± 5.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Another Day Or Two3%1%5%2%3%3%3%2%3%3%2%2%5%4%2%4%4%1%5%2%3%3%2%3%1%3%4%3%3%3%5%3%2%0%
Another Week16%20%11%18%20%12%14%19%13%19%3%18%10%17%14%18%17%13%16%16%17%11%19%15%15%20%12%15%15%23%18%11%21%15%
Couple Of Weeks23%23%22%28%27%20%14%28%17%22%11%25%23%21%24%21%24%21%18%25%23%14%26%23%18%26%23%19%26%22%20%27%23%15%
Month9%9%8%7%13%6%8%10%7%7%13%10%8%7%10%7%9%10%6%7%13%6%7%10%8%7%10%8%9%9%10%7%8%12%
More Than a Month13%16%9%11%9%17%14%10%16%14%12%11%13%15%9%11%13%15%14%14%9%13%10%15%11%12%15%13%13%11%14%14%10%13%
Not Sure38%31%45%34%28%41%48%31%44%35%59%35%41%35%41%39%34%40%41%35%35%52%36%34%47%32%36%43%35%32%32%39%36%45%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%
 
12How will the shutdown of the Federal government end? Democrats will embrace President Trump's position? President Trump will embrace the Democrats' position? Or all parties will compromise a little bit until agreement is reached?
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Credibility Interval: ± 5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Watched Saw CoveRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Democrats Will Embrace Trump's Position7%9%4%8%12%6%1%10%4%9%6%7%3%8%5%8%7%7%13%7%3%9%8%6%8%8%5%10%6%3%7%7%7%5%
Trump Will Embrace Democrats' Position8%7%8%14%9%4%1%12%3%8%12%7%6%6%10%3%11%6%6%8%10%5%7%9%3%6%12%9%6%9%9%9%5%7%
All Parties Will Compromise a Little Bit 67%70%64%55%63%70%86%59%76%65%67%69%71%70%64%79%63%68%71%67%68%64%67%69%71%68%64%64%70%68%67%62%72%74%
Not Sure18%14%23%22%16%20%12%19%17%19%15%17%20%16%21%9%19%19%10%19%19%21%18%17%18%18%18%17%19%20%18%22%16%14%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Saw Address or Coverage100%53%47%27%24%29%20%51%49%41%6%37%16%57%43%26%43%28%27%41%28%17%38%45%26%37%36%38%51%11%22%35%27%15%