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Quinnipiac: Voters Trust Pelosi Over Trump on Issues

Quinnipiac: Voters Trust Pelosi Over Trump on Issues

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Democratic members, listens to a reporters question after signing a deal to reopen the government. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 29 January 2019 03:49 PM

President Donald Trump is less trusted on “issues that are important” to voters than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University.

The survey, which was conducted after Trump and congressional Democrats reached a deal to reopen the government, shows:

  • Pelosi more trusted than Trump on “important” issues, 49 percent to 42 percent.
  • Men trust Trump more than Pelosi, 48 percent to 42 percent, as do white voters, 52 percent to 42 percent.
  • Women trust Pelosi more than Trump, 54 percent to 37 percent, as do black voters, 82 percent to 2 percent, and Hispanic voters, 62 percent to 27 percent.
  • Republicans trust Trump, 88 percent to 6 percent, while Democrats trust Pelosi, 91 percent to 5 percent.
  • More than half, 56 percent, blame Trump and congressional Republicans for the shutdown, while 34 percent say Democrats are responsible.

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - one; President Donald Trump - zero. The first round of many to come in the heavyweight bout goes the Speaker's way as Trump takes the hit for the shutdown and his party is suffering along with him," said Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy. "Does 38 percent approval translate to reelection problems? Maybe." 

The survey also found that most American oppose a wall on the Southwest border, but would support a bill that provides additional security without a wall.

"Voters buy in on better border security. But that wall...Bad idea," Malloy said. "'Don't build it,' voters say, 'and it wouldn't work anyway.'" 

Quinnipiac polled 1,004 voters across the country by phone from January 25-28, with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points.

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