March 2014 Post-ABC national poll: Politics, 2014 midterms, gay marriage

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 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: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling The economy?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Health care?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Immigration issues?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling The federal budget deficit?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Helping the middle class?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Energy policy?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Taxes?

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?

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?

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?

Q: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor?

Q: (COMBINED RESULTS) Do you feel the economy has or has not begun to recover? (If yes,) Do you think the economy's recovery so far has been a strong one or a weak one? (RESULTS BASED ON ALL ADULTS)

Q: Regardless of whether or not the recession is over, in terms of your own personal experience, do you feel the economy has or has not begun to recover?

Q: (IF ECONOMY HAS BEGUN TO RECOVER) Do you think the economy's recovery so far has been a strong one or a weak one?

Q: Thinking about the next election in November, right now, are you inclined to vote to re-elect your representative in Congress, or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?

Q: (AMONG 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?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Now thinking about the U.S. Senate, if an election for the U.S. Senate were being held in your state today, would you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate)? (see detailed view for results in 2014 Senate states)

Q: If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

Q: If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for her, would you consider voting for her, or would you definitely not vote for her?

Q: If Chris Christie runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports the federal health care law, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

Q: If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports increasing the minimum wage, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

Q: If Ted Cruz runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports the tea party political movement, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

Q: If Rand Paul runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: If Marco Rubio runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports gay marriage, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

Q: If Scott Walker runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: If Rick Perry runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: If Jeb Bush runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: If Mike Huckabee runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: If Mitt Romney runs for president in 2016, would you definitely vote for him, would you consider voting for him, or would you definitely not vote for him?

Q: What's 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: (AMONG LEANED REPUBLICANS) What do you think about Tea Party candidates running to unseat Republicans currently serving in Congress - on balance do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing for the Republican Party?

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

Q: Do you think this pipeline would or would not create a significant number of jobs?

Q: Do you think this pipeline would or would not pose a significant risk to the environment?

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: Do you favor or oppose allowing gay or lesbian couples to adopt a child?

Q: In general, do you think gay people can be as good parents as straight people, or not?

Q: COMBINED RESULTS: Do you think businesses should or should not be allowed to refuse service to gays and lesbians? (If should NOT,) What if the business says homosexuality violates their owners' religious beliefs? (RESULTS BASED ON RESPONDENTS)

Q: Do you think businesses should or should not be allowed to refuse service to gays and lesbians?

Q: (IF SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REFUSE SERVICE) What if the business says homosexuality violates its owners' religious beliefs - in that case do you think the business should or should not be allowed to refuse service to gays and lesbians?

Q: Do you think being homosexual is something that people choose to be, or do you think it's just the way they are?

Q: As you may know, there is a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to Texas. Do you think the U.S. government should or should not approve the building of this pipeline?

Q: Do you consider yourself a fan of college sports, or not?

Q: Do you support or oppose allowing college athletes to form a union, like the professional sports unions, to negotiate their rights and working conditions?

Q: Beyond any scholarships they receive, do you support or oppose paying salaries to college athletes?

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

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