59% of Americans would like to recall and replace the President, 44% say same about their Member of Congress

 

Cambridge, MA – Almost two-thirds (64%) of Americans are very or somewhat worried about the United States’ stature on the world stage, including 63% of Millennials (Americans between the ages 18 to 37), according to a new national poll from the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School (IOP).

Additionally, more than half of adults 18+ (56%) are worried about the American economy in the short-term, 40% are worried about their health care and 39% about their own financial prospects in the IOP’s newest poll results, its 34th release since 2000.

“This poll confirms a sense of fear about the future I have encountered as we talk with Americans from across the country in town meetings and focus groups. From our research, this goes far beyond views of the President or any party as Americans of all ages are seeking a transformational leader to end the chaos and reconnect us around a common purpose, at home and abroad,” said John Della Volpe, Polling Director at the IOP.    

The KnowledgePanel® survey of 1,050 adults in the U.S., including 357 Millennials, with a margin of error of +/– 3.0 percentage points (95% confidence level) conducted with GfK Custom Research for the IOP between July 21 and 23 also finds:

  • 59% of Americans would choose to recall and replace President Trump if they could, including 64% of Millennials; 59% of registered Independents and 24% of Republicans ages 18+ feel the same way.
     
  • Nearly a majority of Americans hold similar feelings about “all members of Congress,” and their “member of Congress.” 44% would recall all members and 45% would recall their member if they could. Unlike reactions to President Trump, there are no significant differences of opinion on Congress among generations.   

Following are the results of the key questions based on Americans ages 18+, registered voters and members of the Millennial generation:

 

In the short-term, how do you feel about...

 
       

America's stature in the world

   
 

18+

Reg. Voters

Millennials

Total

N=1050

N=880

N=357

Net: Confident

35%

36%

35%

Net: Worried

64%

63%

63%

Very confident

8%

9%

9%

Somewhat confident

27%

27%

26%

Somewhat worried

43%

42%

43%

Very worried

21%

21%

20%

Refused

1%

1%

1%

       

American economy

     
 

18+

Reg. Voters

Millennials

Total

N=1050

N=880

N=357

Net: Confident

43%

46%

39%

Net: Worried

56%

54%

59%

Very confident

7%

8%

8%

Somewhat confident

35%

38%

31%

Somewhat worried

40%

39%

43%

Very worried

16%

15%

16%

Refused

1%

0%

2%

       

Your health care coverage

   
 

18+

Reg. Voters

Millennials

Total

N=1050

N=880

N=357

Net: Confident

59%

61%

58%

Net: Worried

40%

38%

41%

Very confident

21%

22%

20%

Somewhat confident

38%

40%

38%

Somewhat worried

24%

23%

25%

Very worried

16%

15%

16%

Refused

1%

1%

1%

       

 

 

Your financial prospects

     
 

18+

Reg. Voters

Millennials

Total

N=1050

N=880

N=357

Net: Confident

60%

63%

56%

Net: Worried

39%

37%

43%

Very confident

15%

16%

9%

Somewhat confident

45%

47%

47%

Somewhat worried

28%

27%

30%

Very worried

11%

10%

13%

Refused

1%

1%

2%

       

Your personal safety

     
 

18+

Reg. Voters

Millennials

Total

N=1050

N=880

N=357

Net: Confident

74%

77%

73%

Net: Worried

25%

23%

26%

Very confident

22%

23%

22%

Somewhat confident

53%

54%

51%

Somewhat worried

19%

18%

17%

Very worried

6%

5%

8%

Refused

1%

1%

2%

 

If you could choose to recall and replace various elected officials today, would you recall:

 

 

Donald Trump

   
 

18+

Reg. Voters

Millennials

Total

N=1050

N=880

N=357

Yes

59%

59%

64%

No

39%

40%

34%

Refused

2%

1%

2%

       

Your member of Congress

     
 

18+

Reg. Voters

Millennials

Total

N=1050

N=880

N=357

Yes

45%

46%

46%

No

52%

52%

52%

Refused

3%

2%

2%

 

 

All members of Congress

     

 

 

18+

Reg. Voters

Millennials

 

Total

N=1050

N=880

N=357

 

Yes

44%

44%

46%

 

No

53%

54%

51%

 

Refused

2%

2%

2%

 

             

Methodology

The survey was conducted using the web-enabled KnowledgePanel®, a probability-based panel designed to be representative of the U.S. population. Initially, participants are chosen scientifically by a random selection of telephone numbers and residential addresses. Persons in selected households are then invited by telephone or by mail to participate in the web-enabled KnowledgePanel®. For those who agree to participate, but do not already have Internet access, GfK provides at no cost a laptop and ISP connection. People who already have computers and Internet service are permitted to participate using their own equipment. Panelists then receive unique log-in information for accessing surveys online, and then are sent emails throughout each month inviting them to participate in research.

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The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School was established in 1966 as a memorial to President Kennedy. The IOP’s mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service.  The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs.

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