May 2013 Post-ABC poll

In this poll:

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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?

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

Q: Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

Q: Who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Q: Who do you trust to do a better job handling immigration issues - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Q: Who do you trust to do a better job handling the issue of gun control - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Q: Who do you trust to do a better job handling the federal budget deficit - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Q: Compared with his first term, do you think that in his second term Obama will be able to do more of what he wants to do, less, or about the same amount?

Q: Overall do you think Obama has done more to (unite the country), or has done more to (divide the country)?

Q: Do you think Obama is mainly concentrating on things that are important to you personally, or on things that are not important to you personally?

Q: How about the Republicans in Congress - do you think they are mainly concentrating on things that are important to you personally, or on things that are not important to you personally?

Q: How about the Democrats in Congress - do you think they are mainly concentrating on things that are important to you personally, or on things that are not important to you personally?

Q: Thinking about Hillary Clinton, overall do you approve or disapprove of the way she handled her job as secretary of state?

Q: Changing topics, in general do you think the federal government is doing more to (protect) the rights of average Americans or more to (threaten) the rights of average Americans?

Q: In terms of your own personal experience, do you feel the economy has or has not begun to recover?

Q: Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel (optimistic) or (pessimistic) about the state of the national economy?

Q: Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel (optimistic) or (pessimistic) about your own family's financial situation?

Q: Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel (optimistic) or (pessimistic) about the chances that Obama and the Republicans in Congress will work together on important issues?

Q: Automatic cuts in federal spending have begun to take effect because Obama and Republicans were unable to reach a budget agreement earlier this year. Do you approve or disapprove of these budget cuts taking place?

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

Q: 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?

Q: (IF SUPPORT PATH TO LEGAL STATUS) If you agreed with a political candidate on other issues, could you support a candidate for Congress who voted against a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, or not?

Q: (IF OPPOSE PATH TO LEGAL STATUS) If you agreed with a political candidate on other issues, could you support a candidate for Congress who voted in favor of a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, or not?

Q: Which of these would you prefer – (to have Congress enact stricter border control now and put off consideration of a path to legal status for later), (to have Congress enact a path to legal status now and put off consideration of stricter border control for later), to do both now, or not to do either?

Q: As you may know, the Senate recently rejected a proposal to require background checks on people buying guns at gun shows and online. Do you think the Senate did the right thing or the wrong thing in rejecting expanded background checks?

Q: (IF SENATE DID WRONG THING ON BACKGROUND CHECKS) Who do you blame more for the Senate's rejection of the background-check law: (Obama, for not winning the needed votes) or (the Republicans, for leading the opposition)?

Q: Senate rejected proposed background checks on people buying guns Right thing/Wrong thing, Who to blame NET

Q: (IF SENATE DID RIGHT THING ON BACKGROUND CHECKS) If you agreed with a political candidate on other issues, could you support a candidate for Congress who voted in favor of expanded background checks for gun buyers, or not?

Q: (IF SENATE DID WRONG THING ON BACKGROUND CHECKS) If you agreed with a political candidate on other issues, could you support a candidate for Congress who voted against expanded background checks for gun buyers, or not?

Q: Do you think the National Rifle Association has (too much) influence, (too little) influence, or the right amount of influence over gun control laws in this country?

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

Q: Republicans in Congress have criticized the way the Obama administration handled the attack that killed a U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya last fall. Do you think Republicans in Congress are (raising legitimate concerns), or are they (just political posturing)?

Q: Do you think the Obama administration (is honestly disclosing what it knows about what occurred in Benghazi) or (is trying to cover up the facts)?

Q: As you may know it's been disclosed that the IRS singled out some conservative political groups for extra questions about their tax status. Do you think it was appropriate or inappropriate for the IRS to do this?

Q: (IF INAPPROPRIATE) Given what you know, do you think this was illegal, or inappropriate, but not illegal?

Q: IRS singled out some conservative political groups Appropriate/Illegal/Inappropriate NET

Q: Do you think this extra focus on conservative political groups by the IRS was (a deliberate effort to harass these groups) or (an administrative mistake that was not intended to treat these groups unfairly)?

Q: In dealing with this situation with the IRS, do you think the Obama administration (is honestly disclosing what it knows about what occurred) or (is trying to cover up the facts)?

Q: As you may know, the Associated Press reported classified information about U.S. anti-terrorism efforts, and federal prosecutors have obtained AP's phone records through a court order to try to find the source of this information. Do you think this action by federal prosecutors is or is not justified?

Q: More generally, how concerned are you that in trying to protect classified information the federal government will improperly intrude on the freedom of the press?

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: 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: Do you usually think of yourself as (a Democrat), (a Republican), an independent or what?

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