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HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #17160 -- page 1

MAY 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 800 Adults, including 360 respondents with a cell phone only and Date: May 11-13, 2017
21 respondents reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline.

48 Male
52 Female
Study #17160
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.

The margin of error for 800 interviews among Adults is ±3.46%

The margin of error for 677 interviews among Registered Voters is ±3.77%

Unless otherwise noted by a “+” or “++”, all previous data shown reflects responses among all adults.

Q2a For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you are?
(IF “REFUSED,” ASK:) Well, would you tell me which age group you belong to? (READ LIST)

18-24 ................................................................
7
25-29 ................................................................
11
30-34 ................................................................
12
35-39 ................................................................
8
40-44 ................................................................
8
45-49 ................................................................
9
50-54 ................................................................
8
55-59 ................................................................
10
60-64 ................................................................
10
65-69 ................................................................
5
70-74 ................................................................
4
75 and over ..........................................................
7
Not sure/refused .................................................
1

Q2b To ensure that we have a representative sample, would you please tell me whether you are from a Hispanic
or Spanish-speaking background?

Yes, Hispanic ...................................................
11
No, not Hispanic ...............................................
88
Not sure/refused .............................................
1

Q2c And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race--white, black, Asian, or something else?

White ..............................................................74
Black ..............................................................12
Asian .............................................................. 2
Other .............................................................. 3
Hispanic (VOL) ............................................. 7
Not sure/refused ........................................... 2

White, Non-Hispanic.......................................71

Q3 Registered Voter.

Yes ................................................... 85
No ..................................................... 15
Not sure .......................................... -

................. 4 12 28 24 25 7 October 1999 ..................................... 14 26 31 16 11 2 June 2016+ .......................... groups........ 3 11 28 25 24 9 The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI May 2017 ............... 12 17 11 12 48 - May 2016+ . 2015 ............... 18 30 35 10 5 2 June 2006 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 20 13 11 35 1 October 10-13................ 12 15 13 12 47 1 October 25-29.. 10 17 13 11 49 - June 2016+ ........... 11 17 12 10 49 1 January 2016+ .................................................................... ++ Results shown reflect responses among likely voters................. 15 34 25 15 8 3 James Comey May 2017 ............. 20 32 30 12 4 2 April 2017 . 20 18 13 10 38 1 December 2016 .................... 14 15 12 11 47 1 December 2015 ......................................................... 7 6 8 Moving on… Q5 Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures........ 4 11 21 13 11 40 + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.................................................. somewhat negative..................................... ................................ 39 40 44 Disapprove .......................... 2013.......... 13 29 35 15 5 3 June 2002 ............................................................................. 17 13 7 12 51 - September 2016+....................................... 12 30 37 10 6 5 May 30-June 2...... 8 17 16 14 44 1 July 2015 .......... neutral............... or very negative...................................................................... somewhat positive....................................................................... 9 17 40 18 11 5 May 2004+ ............................................................................ (ALWAYS ASK DONALD TRUMP FIRST.................. 6 12 35 16 10 21 November 2016++ ........... 2016+ .................................. 13 17 17 14 39 - September 2015 ............................................ If you don't know the name............... 3 11 25 23 32 6 July 1990 .. 13 16 12 14 44 1 April 2016+ ..... and organizations and I'd like you to rate your feelings toward each one as very positive.. 27 16 10 12 35 - January 2017 .......... 13 35 33 11 5 3 December 2014 .................... do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president? 5/17 4/17 2/17 Approve... 2015 ...... 21 17 9 10 42 1 April 2017 .....................page 2 MAY 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey Q4 In general...................... 11 13 10 12 53 1 March 2016+ ............. 23 16 11 10 40 - February 2017 ............................................................... 16 31 34 11 7 1 December 2016 ................................... 15 13 11 12 49 - August 2016+ ....... 10 30 24 21 12 3 July 1995 .... HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #17160 -.... 10 16 16 13 43 2 February 2011 ... 54 54 48 Not sure ........... 12 13 11 10 54 - February 2016+ .............................. 13 15 11 11 50 - July 2016+ ........ 15 14 8 10 52 1 October 8-10................ 9 17 38 14 15 7 December 1999 .......... 10 17 17 14 42 - October 15-18............ 2016+ ................................................................................................................. please just say so......................... 12 25 35 18 9 1 July 2016+ .... RANDOMIZE REST) Don't Know Very Somewhat Somewhat Very Name/ Positive Positive Neutral Negative Negative Not Sure Donald Trump May 2017 ......

............. 2 - Q7 How closely would you say you follow stories from Washington............... 8 Not sure .................................................................................. 5 Strongly bad idea.. health care legislation was recently passed by the House of Representatives and supported by Donald Trump.................................................... 43 Do not have an opinion ................ 48 Not so strongly bad idea .. quite a bit of confidence............................. or not so strongly? Total good idea .. talking about one issue in the news… Q8 Now as you may know..... (If Good idea/Bad idea..... or not closely at all? Follow very closely .................................. 24 27 Not much confidence ... 43 Do not follow that closely ..... 38 Follow somewhat closely ..................... BOTTOM TO TOP) a great deal of confidence in Donald Trump as president................ not much confidence or no real confidence at all in Donald Trump? 5/17 4/17 Great deal of confidence ............................................................. please just say so.......................................... ask:) And. 28 Not sure .......... do you feel that way strongly.. 37 33 Not sure ....... 20 22 No real confidence at all ................................. that deal with politics and government-- very closely...... do you think it is (ROTATE) – a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way...................... 1 .................... please tell me when it comes to the day-to-day role of president and leading and representing America.....HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #17160 -.......................... DC............................................. From what you have heard about this health care legislation............. 10 Do not follow closely at all......................... do you have (ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM.page 3 MAY 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES – BY D/S (POSITIVE – NEGATIVE) TOTAL TOTAL D/S POSITIVE NEGATIVE The Federal Bureau of Investigation.. 18 Not so strongly good idea ........... 5 Total bad idea.... 17 18 Quite a bit of confidence .... 52 16 36 James Comey ..................... not that closely........ somewhat closely.............................................. 38 52 -14 Q6 Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the president on each of his positions on specific issues..................... or FBI ......................... 18 26 -8 Donald Trump . 1 Now.......... 23 Strongly good idea .....................

............................................................ 61 Not sure ........................................................................HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #17160 -............... 6 Yes...... 56 Yes.......................................page 4 MAY 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey And............. 32 Not sure .............................. 1 Q11 Has Donald Trump's decision to fire James Comey as Director of the FBI impacted how you feel about Donald Trump's handling of the job of President? (IF YES:) Has it given you a more favorable impression of him or a less favorable impression of him? Yes................ 37 No ......... 6 Not sure ............................ 93 Yes.. turning to another issue… Q9 Have you seen................................................................. read................................... more favorable........................... or heard a lot or just some about this? Total Yes ........ read............. less favorable ................................... a lot .......................................... 30 No ............ 3 ....................... some ............. 38 Don’t know enough to say............................ 1 Q10 Do you approve or disapprove of Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey? If you don’t know enough to say either way please just say so.......... 29 Disapprove.. have you seen... Approve ............................... or heard the news coverage about Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey? (IF YES:) And....

... 2017 .... 31 15 10 26 18 President Trump fired Comey due to legitimate concerns about the way Comey handled and released information about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server .......... 18 20 14 29 19 Q13 I’m going to mention several different issues related to the Trump Administration..................... 15 12 12 30 28 3 The steps that Donald Trump has taken to separate his business dealings from his official duties... May 11-13................page 5 MAY 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey Q12 I'm going to mention several reasons why some people say that President Trump fired James Comey as FBI Director and for each one please tell me if you strongly agree............. 2017 ... If you don't know enough to say either way............................................ May 11-13...................... or does this not change your view of Donald Trump either way? If you do not know enough about this issue to have an opinion............. 2017 ........ it that a lot or just somewhat more (confidence/doubts)? (RANDOMIZE) THIS TABLE RANKED BY PERCENTAGE WHO SAY MORE CONFIDENCE Somewhat Somewhat A Lot A Lot More More More More No Not Confidence Confidence Doubts Doubts Opinion Sure Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.. May 11-13. May 11-13............ HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #17160 -.. 2017 ......... gives you more doubts about Donald Trump as president.............. May 11-13..... and for each one please tell me if this gives you more confidence in Donald Trump as president. please just say so and we’ll move on........ somewhat agree...... (IF CONFIDENCE/DOUBTS) And.. please just say so.. 11 13 11 33 29 3 The Trump administration’s handling of allegations of campaign and administration’s officials’ contacts with Russia........................ (ROTATE) THIS TABLE RANKED BY PERCENTAGE WHO SAY AGREE Don’t Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly Know Agree Agree Disagree Disagree Enough President Trump fired Comey to slow down the FBI investigation into Russia's involvement in the last presidential election and possible connections to the Trump campaign and Administration......................... or strongly disagree with this statement........... 5 8 16 32 35 4 ... somewhat disagree........... 2017 ..............................................

............................................. BOTTOM TO TOP) – a great deal.............................................................. BOTTOM TO TOP) – a great deal............................. 25 Some confidence ..... 78 Neither (VOL)....................................... 8 Not sure ............................................. 40 Only a little confidence ................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 An investigation led by an independent commission or a special prosecutor ........................page 6 MAY 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey On a different topic… (ROTATE) Q14a How much confidence do you have in Congress to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election (ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM.................................................................. or no confidence at all? A great deal of confidence.......................................... 31 31 Only a little confidence .............................................................. 73 Neither (VOL)...................................................................................................................................... 3 Not sure ............................................................................ 12 Not sure ......... 28 33 No confidence at all ............................ 20 No confidence at all ................................................. some.......................................................................... some.......................................... 3 Q15 When it comes to an investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election would you rather see (ROTATE) An investigation led by Congress ........................... 30 28 Not sure.............. 4 APRIL 2017 RELATED TREND An investigation led by Congress ........................... only a little......................................................................................................................................... 3 ..........HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #17160 -............... 16 An investigation led by a non-partisan independent commission .. 9 8 Some confidence .............. only a little....... or no confidence at all? 5/17 4/17 A great deal of confidence ........ 2 - Q14b How much confidence do you have in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election (ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM......................................

.... 22 Not sure.... 24 Voted for Gary Johnson (VOL) ....................................... 37 Total Voted for Clinton....................................... 16 Voted for Clinton because you did not like Trump or his policies .. 16 4-year college/bachelor's degree..................... not sure .................................... 1 + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters........................... during the 2016 Republican nominating contest would you have described yourself as a supporter of Donald Trump or a supporter of another Republican candidate............) Grade school ............. 2 Voted for someone else (VOL) ..................... 3 High school graduate ................... (ASK OF REPUBLICAN AND LEAN REPUBLICAN FROM REGISTERED VOTER SAMPLE) QF1b Regardless of how you feel today...................................... 42 Supporter of another Republican candidate ..........................................................................” ASK:) And.............................................................. 40 Voted for Trump because you liked him or his policies ... or did you have no strong preference? + Supporter of Donald Trump ................................................................. 16 Voted for Clinton because you liked her or her policies.................................. no degree............................................. 21 Some postgraduate work............................................ Did you happen to vote in the November 2016 election for president? (IF “YES.............................. 4 + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.......................... 8 Not sure........................... 25 Some college......... QF3 What is the last grade that you completed in school? (DO NOT READ CHOICES.......................... 4 Voted for Jill Stein (VOL) ............. 4 Not sure/refused ............. 2 2-year college degree ............................................ 15 Vocational training/School ....... 1 Some high school ............................................................” ASK:) Which of the following statements describes your vote? (ROTATE STATEMENTS :1-4 TOP TO BOTTOM....................... Jill Stein.................... 2 2-3 years postgraduate work/master's degree................................................................................................................. 11 Doctoral/law degree ................ 35 No strong preference.....page 7 MAY 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only................................................ or someone else? + Total Voted for Trump ......................... - ........................ (ASK IF REGISTERED VOTER SAMPLE) QF1 A lot of people are unable to get out and vote for many reasons................... no degree .......................... 4 Voted............................................................HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #17160 -.......................................................................................................................... was your vote for Gary Johnson......... 1 No... 21 Voted for Trump because you did not like Clinton or her policies............................................................................. BOTTOM TO TOP) (IF “SOMEONE ELSE................................ Did Not Vote ....................

............................................... moderate.........") Strong Democrat ....... or do you think of yourself as strictly independent? (IF "NOT SURE.. 2 QF5 Thinking about your general approach to issues.... 36 Somewhat conservative ................. 7 Strong Republican ............ 10 Not very strong Republican .............. 4 ..................page 8 MAY 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey QF4 Generally speaking..... 15 Moderate ........... a Republican......................... 10 Independent/lean Democrat .............................................. 17 Independent/lean Republican ............................ 17 Very conservative ..............HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #17160 -.......................... or conservative? (IF "LIBERAL" OR "CONSERVATIVE. do you think of yourself as a Democrat..................... 5 Not sure." CODE AS "NOT VERY STRONG DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN.............." ASK:) Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican Party.............................................................." ASK:) Do you consider yourself to be very (liberal/conservative) or somewhat (liberal/conservative)? Very liberal ........ an independent.............................................. 22 Not very strong Democrat ..." ASK:) Would you call yourself a strong (Democrat/Republican) or not a very strong (Democrat/Republican)? (IF "NOT SURE...... closer to the Democratic Party....... 12 Somewhat liberal ......... or something else? (IF "DEMOCRAT" OR "REPUBLICAN..... 16 Not sure .. do you consider yourself to be liberal.......") (IF "INDEPENDENT...... 10 Strictly Independent.......... 17 Other (VOL).........................." CODE AS "STRICTLY INDEPENDENT..............................