June 2014 Washington Post-ABC News poll

Poll Questions

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

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

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling Immigration issues? (half sample)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling The situation in Afghanistan? (half sample)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling Implementation of the new health care law? (half sample)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling International affairs? (half sample)

Q: Obama has said he will reduce U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan to 9,800 by the end of this year, half of that next year and near zero by 2016. Do you support or oppose this troop-reduction plan?

Q: Overall, who do you trust to do a better job coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Q: I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the Congressional election in November: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

Q: (REGISTERED VOTERS) If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate) in your congressional district? Would you lean toward the (Democrati

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The economy (half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The new federal health care law (half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. Immigration issues (half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The federal budget deficit? (half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The way Washington is working (half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The issue of gay marriage (half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The issue of global warming, also known as climate change (half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. Issues that are especially important to women (half sample)

Q: (LEANED DEMOCRATS) I’m going to read a list of possible candidates for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. After you hear the list, please tell me, if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, for whom would you vote?

Q: (LEANED DEMOCRATS) What’s your preference – that Hillary Clinton runs unopposed for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, that Clinton runs for the nomination but that other Democrats also run, or that Clinton does not run for the presidential nomination?

Q: (REGISTERED VOTERS) If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Hillary Clinton, the Democrat) and (Rand Paul, the Republican), for whom would you vote? Would you lean toward (Clinton) or toward (Paul)?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Hillary Clinton handled her job as secretary of state?

Q: Do you think Hillary Clinton: Is or is not a strong leader (half sample)?

Q: Do you think Hillary Clinton: Does or does not understand the problems of people like you (half sample)?

Q: Do you think Hillary Clinton: Is or is not honest and trustworthy (half sample)?

Q: Do you think Hillary Clinton: Does or does not have new ideas for the country's future (half sample)?

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Hillary Clinton, or not: She is a strong leader (half sample)?

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Hillary Clinton, or not: She understands the problems of people like you (half sample)

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Hillary Clinton, or not: She is honest and trustworthy (half sample)

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Hillary Clinton, or not: She has new ideas for the country's future (half sample)

Q: It's been reported that some military veteran hospitals did not offer timely appointments for some patients, then falsified their records...Do you think this is a very serious issue, somewhat serious, not so serious or not serious at all?

Q: How much, if at all, do you think Obama is personally responsible for these problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs? Do you think he deserves a great deal of the blame, a good amount, just some or none?

Q: Do you think the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Eric Shinseki, was right to resign because of the VA hospitals issue, or should he have kept his job?

Q: An attack in September 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Do you support an additional congressional investigation into the way the Obama administration handled this incident, or do you think it’s been investigated enough?

Q: Do you think the Obama administration (has honestly disclosed what it knows about what occurred in Bengahzi) or (has tried to cover up the facts)?

Q: The Benghazi attack occurred when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Do you approve or disapprove of the way she handled this incident?

Q: (COMBINED RESULTS) Do you (favor/support) or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?

Q: (Half sample) Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?

Q: (Half sample) Do you support or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?

Q: (If favor/support death penalty) Many states use lethal injection for executions. If this method of execution is outlawed or otherwise unavailable, which would you prefer - ending the death penalty, or using another method such as the electric chair or gas chamber? (NET RESULTS COMBINED WITH INITIAL FAVOR/OPPOSE)

Q: Which punishment do you prefer for people convicted of murder: (the death penalty) or (life in prison with no chance of parole)?

Q: Overall, do you support or oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?

Q: Regardless of your own preference on the issue, do you think that the part of the U.S. Constitution providing Americans with equal protection under the law does or does not give gays and lesbians the legal right to marry?

Q: Thinking about the issue of global warming, also known as climate change, do you think this is a serious problem facing this country, or not a serious problem?

Q: Do you think the federal government should or should not limit the release of greenhouse gases from existing power plants in an effort to reduce global warming? (half sample)

Q: Do you think the federal government should or should not require states to limit the amount of greenhouse gases produced within their borders, in an effort to reduce global warming? The states could make their own plans how to comply. (half sample)

Q: What if that significantly lowered greenhouse gases but raised your monthly energy expenses by 20 dollars a month - in that case do you think the government should or should not limit the release of greenhouse gases?

Q: What is your view of the tea party political movement - would you say you support it strongly, support it somewhat, oppose it somewhat or oppose it strongly?

Q: On another subject, please tell me if you consider yourself to be a fan of professional soccer, or not?

Q: Do you plan to watch the soccer World Cup games in Brazil this summer, or not?

Q: Which of these four phrases best describes your view of soccer: Exciting, interesting, on the dull side or a big bore?

Q: Just your best guess, in the next 10 years do you think professional soccer will become more popular in the United States, less popular or stay about the same?

Q: Did you play soccer on a regular basis growing up, or not?

Q: Do you think the NBA should or should not require Sterling to sell the team?

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

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