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CBS NEWS POLL

Americans Views On a Trump Presidency, Cabinet Picks, & Business Interests


December 9-13, 2016
Q1-Q6 FOR SEPARATE RELEASE
Q6a. What kind of president do you think Donald Trump will be - a very good president, a good president, an average
president, or a poor president?

Very good
Good
Average
Poor
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
14
33
4
10
20
37
6
21
23
17
21
27
36
8
60
35
7
5
8
7

Q7-Q16 FOR SEPARATE RELEASE


Q17. When he is President, do you think Donald Trump will bring about real change in the way things are done in
Washington, or won't he do that?

Will
Will not
Don't know/No answer

62
32
6

87
11
2

44
49
7

59
32
8

Sep16d*
%
49
48
3

*Registered voters; wording change: If he were elected President, do you think Donald Trump could bring about real change in
the way things are done in Washington, or couldnt he do that?

Q21. When Donald Trump becomes president, do you think he will be making decisions mostly to further the interests of
the American people, or mostly to further the interests of his family and businesses?
American people
Family and businesses
Both equally (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

50
44
2
4

86
11
1
2

20
73
2
4

49
43
3
5

Q22-Q31 FOR SEPARATE RELEASE


Q32. From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the Cabinet selections Donald Trump has made
so far?

Approve
Disapprove
Approve of some, but not all (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
41
77
13
39
41
9
70
40
7
7
6
7
11
8
11
14

Q35. As you may know, Donald Trump has made a number of public announcements through his personal Twitter
account since winning the 2016 presidential election. Do you think Donald Trump is using his personal Twitter account
too much, too little, or the right amount?
Too much
Too little
Right amount
Don't know/No answer

60
5
27
9

41
4
47
9

78
3
10
8

58
6
27
8

Q35a. Do you think it is necessary for Donald Trump to publicly release his tax returns, or don't you think that is
necessary?

Necessary
Not necessary
Don't know/No answer
*among registered voters

60
38
2

30
67
3

84
15
1

60
36
3

Oct16b*
%
59
39
2

Q36. Donald Trump has extensive business relationships in the U.S. and in many countries around the world. Do you
think Donald Trumps business relationships create a conflict of interest that is likely to affect how he makes decisions as
president, or dont you think they do?
Yes, conflict of interest
No, not a conflict of interest
Don't know/No answer

59
38
3

27
72
2

83
15
2

61
35
5

Q37. If Donald Trumps immediate family is in charge of running his business interests when he becomes president, do
you think that will prevent any conflicts of interest he may have, or do you think he still may have some conflicts of
interest?

Prevent conflicts of interest


May still have conflicts of interest
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
26
51
8
23
70
43
90
73
4
5
2
5

Total Respondents

Unweighted
1,259

Republicans
Democrats
Independents

332
453
474

Weighted

341
410
507