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April 2013 Post-ABC poll - economy, gun control, and immigration issues

Poll Questions

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling gun control?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling immigration issues?

No opinion

Q: Do you think Barack Obama is in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today, or is he out of touch?

No opinion

Q: Do you think the Republican Party is in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today, or is it out of touch?

No opinion

Q: Do you think the Democratic Party is in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today, or is it out of touch?

No opinion

Q: Thinking now about job opportunities where you live, would you say there are plenty of jobs available in your community, or are jobs difficult to find? (IF DIFFICULT TO FIND) Are jobs very or somewhat difficult to find in your community?

Q: Would you say the availability of jobs in your community is getting better, getting worse, or staying the same?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of these budget cuts taking place?

No opinion

Q: Have you personally felt any negative impact of these budget cuts, or not?

Q: As far as you know do you have any close friends or relatives who have felt any negative impact of these budget cuts, or not?

No opinion

Q: Do you think these budget cuts are or are not hurting the economy?

Q: Do you support or oppose changing the way Social Security benefits are calculated so that benefits increase at a slower rate than they do now?

No opinion

Q: Do you think (new gun control laws always interfere with the right to own guns), or do you think (it's possible to make new gun control laws without interfering with gun rights)?

Q: Which do you think should be a higher priority right now - (enacting new laws to try to reduce gun violence), or (protecting the right to own guns)?

Q: Would you support or oppose a law requiring a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons?

No opinion

Q: Would you support or oppose a law requiring a nationwide ban on high-capacity ammunition clips, meaning those containing more than 10 bullets?

No opinion

Q: Would you support or oppose a law requiring background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online?

No opinion

Q: Say someone legally sells a gun that later is used in a crime. Do you think the crime victim should or should not be able to sue the gun seller for damages?

No opinion

Q: Do you or does anyone in your house own a gun, or not?

No opinion

Q: (IF GUN IN HOUSEHOLD) Do you personally own a gun or not?

No opinion

Q: (IF GUN IN HOUSEHOLD) What about if we leave out BB guns, starter's pistols and guns that don't fire, such as antique or ornamental guns? Not counting any of those, do you or does anyone in your house own a gun, or not?

No opinion

Q: Do you think having a gun in the house makes it (a safer place to be) or (a more dangerous place to be)?

Q: Have you, or any close personal friends or relatives of yours, ever been a victim of a crime involving a gun, or not?

Q: Have you ever called, written to, or emailed a public official expressing your views on gun control or not?

No opinion

Q: Have you ever given money to an organization involved in the gun control issue or not?

No opinion

Q: If you agreed with a political candidate on other issues, but not on the issue of gun control, could you still vote for that candidate, or not?

No opinion

Q: (HALF SAMPLE) Would you support or oppose a program giving ILLEGAL immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here LEGALLY if they pay a fine and meet other requirements?

No opinion

Q: (HALF SAMPLE) Would you support or oppose a program giving UNDOCUMENTED immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here LEGALLY if they pay a fine and meet other requirements?

No opinion

Q: (SUPPORT PATH TO LEGAL STATUS) Do you think a citizenship law should take effect (only after border control has been improved), or should take effect (without being linked to border control efforts)?

No opinion

Q: (SUPPORT PATH TO LEGAL STATUS) If it takes 13 years for someone to receive citizenship under a path-to-citizenship program, does that sound too (long), too (short), or about the right amount of time?

Q: Would you support or oppose more visas for highly skilled workers from other countries?

No opinion

Q: Would you support or oppose a guest worker program for low-skilled workers from other countries?

No opinion

Q: Would you support or oppose reducing the number of visas for family members of legal immigrants?

No opinion

Q: Would you support or oppose higher federal spending on border control?

No opinion

Q: Would you support or oppose requiring all businesses to check on the immigration status of potential employees?

No opinion

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

 
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