Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone April 22-25, 2010, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?



               
           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/25/10    54       31         23      44       11         33         3
3/26/10    53       34         20      43        8         35         3
2/8/10     51       29         22      46       12         33         3
1/15/10    53       30         24      44       13         32         2
12/13/09   50       31         18      46       13         33         4 
11/15/09   56       32         23      42       13         29         2
10/18/09   57       33         23      40       11         29         3
9/12/09    54       35         19      43       12         31         3
8/17/09    57       35         21      40       11         29         3
7/18/09    59       38         22      37        9         28         4
6/21/09    65       36         29      31       10         22         4 
4/24/09    69       42         27      26        8         18         4 
3/29/09    66       40         26      29        9         20         5
2/22/09    68       43         25      25        8         17         7

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling [ITEM]? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

4/25/10 - Summary Table*

                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
a. The economy      49       24         25      49       10         39         2
b. The situation
   in Afghanistan   56       20         36      36       16         20         7
c. Health care      49       29         20      49        9         40         1
d. The federal
   budget deficit   40       20         20      55       14         42         5
e. Regulation of
   the financial
   industry         48       22         26      48       14         33         4
f. Nuclear weapons
   policy           49       26         23      37       11         25        14
*Half sample asked items a-c; other half sample asked items d-f.

Trend where available:

a. The economy

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/25/10    49       24         25      49       10         39         2
3/26/10    45       23         22      52       12         40         3
2/8/10     45       22         23      53       15         38         2
1/15/10    47       22         24      52       13         39         1
12/13/09   46       23         24      52       12         40         2
11/15/09   51       26         25      47       12         36         2
10/18/09   50       29         22      48       13         35         1 
9/12/09    51       28         24      46       13         33         2
8/17/09    52       27         25      46       13         33         2 
7/18/09    52       29         23      46       10         35         3
6/21/09    56       28         28      41       13         27         3  
4/24/09    58       31         28      38       13         25         4
3/29/09    60       34         25      38       12         26         3
2/22/09    60       NA         NA      34       NA         NA         6


b. The situation in Afghanistan

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/25/10    56       20         36      36       16         20         7
3/26/10    53       25         29      35       15         20        12
1/15/10    50       22         28      45       18         27         6
12/13/09   52       24         28      44       13         32         4
11/15/09   45       23         23      48       16         32         6
10/18/09   45       22         23      47       17         31         7
9/12/09    55       23         33      37       17         21         7
8/17/09    60       25         35      33       14         19         7
7/18/09    62       33         29      30       13         17         8
4/24/09    63       NA         NA      26       NA         NA        11

c. Health care

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/25/10    49       29         20      49        9         40         1
3/26/10    48       33         15      49        6         43         3
2/8/10     43       24         19      53       11         43         3
1/15/10    44       24         21      52        9         43         4
12/13/09   44       27         18      53       10         43         3
11/15/09   47       28         19      49        8         41         3
10/18/09   48       30         18      48       10         38         4
9/12/09    48       32         15      48       10         38         4
8/17/09    46       27         19      50        8         42         5
7/18/09    49       25         24      44       11         33         7  
6/21/09    53       27         26      39       10         29         9  
4/24/09    57       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        13

d. The federal budget deficit

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/25/10    40       20         20      55       14         42         5
3/26/10    43       22         21      52       14         38         5
2/8/10     40       17         23      56       16         40         4
1/15/10    38       18         20      56       15         41         6
12/13/09   37       16         21      56       12         44         6
11/15/09   42       19         23      53       10         43         5
10/18/09   45       20         25      51       14         37         4
9/12/09    39       17         22      55       13         42         6
8/17/09    41       19         22      53       12         41         5
7/18/09    43       19         24      49       11         38         8
6/21/09    48       22         26      48       13         35         5  
4/24/09    51       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         7
3/29/09    52       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         5

e. Regulation of the financial industry

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/25/10    48       22         26      48       14         33         4

Compare to:

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling regulating Wall Street and the stock market?

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/15/02    50       NA         NA      36       NA         NA        14

f. Nuclear weapons policy

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/25/10    49       26         23      37       11         25        14

Compare to:

Do you approve or disapprove the way Bush is handling nuclear weapon policy?

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/19/89    62       NA         NA      28       NA         NA        10
5/23/89    62       NA         NA      30       NA         NA         8

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Reagan is handling nuclear weapons policy?

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
5/25/88    53       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         9
12/13/87   58       NA         NA      36       NA         NA         6
12/2/87    56       NA         NA      40       NA         NA         4
3/9/87     47       NA         NA      49       NA         NA         5
6/23/86    54       NA         NA      42       NA         NA         4
9/26/83    45       NA         NA      45       NA         NA        10
8/1/83     43       NA         NA      48       NA         NA         9
5/15/83    42       NA         NA      45       NA         NA        12
4/12/83    42       NA         NA      48       NA         NA        10
3/2/83     39       NA         NA      50       NA         NA        11

3. Overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?

Both    Neither                         
              Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    No opinion  
4/25/10          46           32          2        18           3
2/8/10           43           37          2        17           2
11/15/09         47           31          2        17           3
9/12/09          48           28          3        19           2
2/22/09          56           30          3         9           3
12/14/08         56           23          3        15           3
5/11/08          53           32          2        10           2
10/8/06          54           35          2         7           2
9/7/06           47           38          1        10           4
6/25/06          48           38          1        10           3
5/15/06          50           36          1        11           3
4/9/06           51           37          1         9           2
3/5/06           42           40          2        14           2
1/26/06          51           37          1         8           3 
12/18/05         47           42          1         8           2 
11/2/05          49           37          3         9           3          
6/5/05           46           41          1         9           2          
8/11/03          39           40          3        10           7    
12/15/02         41           44          2        11           2
10/27/02 LV      39           51          2         5           2
9/26/02          39           46          3         8           4
7/15/02          42           45          2         7           4
1/27/02          40           44          3        10           4
4/22/01          47           40          4         7           3
7/23/00          42           42          2         9           6
9/2/99           45           39          4         9           4
6/6/99           45           35          3        13           5
3/14/99          47           37          5         9           3
2/14/99          48           37          4         7           4
10/18/98         44           36          3        12           6
9/28/98          49           38          2         8           3
8/21/98          48           36          4         9           3
7/12/98          45           38          3         8           6
1/31/98          47           37          4         6           7
1/19/98          45           42          2         7           4
7/8/97           44           37          2        14           3
9/15/96  RV      45           38          3        11           3
9/4/96   RV      45           41          2         8           4
8/5/96           43           38          3        11           3
6/30/96          46           37          3        12           3
5/22/96          47           38          3        10           3
11/6/94  RV      41           39          2        12           6
10/31/94         43           43          2         8           4
10/23/94         39           40          3        15           3
9/11/94          43           40          4        11           3
8/16/94          44           35          2        15           4
6/26/94          41           36          3        14           5
2/27/94          46           32          4        16           3
11/14/93         42           39          3        11           4
1/17/93          49           28          5        13           5
7/8/92           48           38          1         8           4
6/7/92           43           37          3        11           6
3/11/92          45           37          1        11           5
3/8/92           51           36          1         7           5
2/2/92           49           39          2         7           3
12/15/91         39           37          3        15           6
10/21/91         39           40          3        13           5
6/2/91           37           42          5        10           6
3/4/91           34           47          5         9           5
11/4/90  LV      42           40          3        11           4
10/14/90         46           41          1         8           4
5/21/90          41           45          3         8           2
1/16/90          38           50          3         6           3
8/21/89          42           43          4         9           2
10/10/88 RV      45           45          1         4           5
8/17/88          40           43          2         8           8
8/14/88          47           36          1        11           5
7/20/88          51           36          1         7           6
7/17/88          43           39          1        10           7
5/25/88          45           40          2         7           7
3/21/88          45           42          1         7           4
1/23/88          43           44          1         9           2
12/17/87         49           39          1         6           5
10/19/87         44           43          2         8           3
6/1/87           47           41          3         6           3
3/9/87           47           38          3         9           3
1/18/87          46           38          3         8           6
9/8/86           38           47          2         8           5
6/23/86          41           46          2         8           4
3/24/86          40           46         NA         8           7
2/12/86          40           46          2         8           5
10/28/85         37           45         NA        11           7
9/23/85          39           45         NA        10           6
7/29/85          41           43         NA        10           6
6/22/85          36           47         10        NA           6
2/26/85          40           52          5        NA           3
1/16/85          33           49         11        NA           7 
7/8/84           44           43          9        NA           5
5/22/84          41           40         12        NA           7
2/15/84          41           45          8        NA           6
1/17/84          42           37         11        NA          10
12/13/83         38           38         14        NA          10
8/1/83           45           36          9         2           8
10/11/82         44           38         10        NA           9
9/13/82          45           37         10        NA           8

4. Who do you trust to do a better job handling [ITEM] - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

4/25/10 - Summary Table
                                                Both    Neither     No
                                Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. The economy                   49      38       1        9         2
b. Regulation of the 
   financial industry            52      35       1       11         2
c. The federal budget deficit    45      41       1       10         3
d. Health care reform            49      39       1       10         1

Trend where available:

a. The economy
                           Both    Neither     No
           Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
4/25/10     49      38       1        9         2
2/8/10      47      42       1        7         2
12/13/09    48      36       1       12         3
11/15/09    52      37       1        8         1
9/12/09     48      37       1       12         2
7/18/09     56      33       1        9         2
6/21/09     55      31       2        9         2
4/24/09     61      24       2       11         2
3/29/09     58      25       1       14         2
2/22/09     61      26       1        9         3

Compare to:

G.W. Bush or the Democrats in Congress:
                             Both    Neither     No
            Bush     Dems   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
6/1/07       36       54       1        6         2
2/25/07      36       56       1        6         2
1/19/07      32       60       1        4         2
12/11/06     34       58       1        5         2
1/18/04      43       50       1        4         3
4/30/03      51       41       2        2         3
11/6/01      51       36       5        4         5
9/9/01       44       50       1        3         2
7/30/01      47       46       1        4         1
6/3/01       44       46       2        6         2

Clinton or the Republicans in Congress:*
                             Both    Neither     No
           Clinton   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
1/23/96      51       34      11        3         2 
10/30/95     38       50       9        1         2 
10/1/95      44       44       8        2         3 
7/17/95      42       51       4        1         2 
3/19/95      43       47       7        1         2 
1/4/95       34       56       3        1         5 
12/20/94     36       59      NA       NA         5
11/14/93     45       37       3       12         3
8/8/93       48       35       1       13         3
6/28/93      45       40       1       10         4
4/26/93      59       29       4        7         1

G.H.W. Bush or the Democrats in Congress:*
                             Both    Neither     No
            Bush     Dems   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
3/11/92      37       36       1       20         7
3/8/92       32       44       3       14         6
2/2/92       40       44       1        9         5
1/29/92      38       41       2       13         5
12/15/91     36       46       2       12         4
* "on the economy"

b. No trend.

c. The federal budget deficit

                          Both    Neither     No
          Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
4/25/10    45      41       1       10         3
2/8/10     45      43       1        9         1
9/12/09    50      36       1       12         1
7/18/09    54      35       *        9         2
6/21/09    56      30       2        9         2

d. Health care reform
                           Both    Neither     No
           Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
4/25/10     49      39       1       10         1
2/8/10      46      41       1        9         2
12/13/09    46      39       1       13         2
11/15/09    50      37       1       10         2
9/12/09     48      36       1       12         3
7/18/09     54      34       1       10         1
6/21/09     55      27       2       11         4

5. Do you think Obama's economic program is making the economy (better), making it (worse) or having no real effect?

Better   Worse   No effect   No opinion
4/25/10      39      26         32           2
1/15/10      35      23         41           2
10/18/09     41      22         35           2
8/17/09      43      23         32           2

6. How do you feel about the direction of the nation's economy over the next few years - very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried or not worried at all?

              ----- Worried ----   ----- Not worried ----     No
              NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not too   At all   opinion
4/25/10       73     31      41    27       19        8        1
10/18/09      74     34      40    26       17        9        *
7/18/09       77     36      42    22       16        6        *
1/16/09       81     35      46    18       15        4        *
10/19/08 LV   85     44      42    14        9        5        1
10/11/08      88     48      40    11        8        3        1
9/22/08       79     40      39    17       13        5        3
1/5/03        67     27      40    31       22       10        1
11/4/02  LV   76     34      42    23       17        6        1
11/3/02  LV   75     33      42    24       17        7        1
11/2/02  LV   73     32      41    26       19        8        1
10/27/02      75     27      48    23       16        7        2

7. (HALF SAMPLE) Who do you think is more responsible for the current state of the economy - (Barack Obama) or (George W. Bush)?

Both    Neither     No
             Barack Obama   George W. Bush   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
4/25/10           25              59           6         8         3
4/25/10 RV        24              58           7         9         2
10/28/09 RV*      18              58           9        12         3
7/22/09 RV        16              61           5        14         4
*10/28/09 and previous: Fox News polls             

8. (HALF SAMPLE) Who do you think is more responsible for the current federal budget deficit - (Barack Obama) or (George W. Bush)?

                                              
                                               Both    Neither     No
             Barack Obama   George W. Bush   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
4/25/10           22              60           9         7         1
4/25/10 RV        22              60           9         7         1

9a. (HALF SAMPLE) Do you support or oppose stricter federal regulations on the way banks and other financial institutions conduct their business?

          ----- Support ----
          NET   Much   Smwht   Oppose   No opinion
4/25/10   65     34     32       31          4
2/8/10    62     36     26       34          3
2/22/09   76     49     27       22          2

9b. (HALF SAMPLE) Do you support or oppose stricter federal regulations on the way Wall Street firms conduct their business?

          ----- Support ----
          NET   Much   Smwht   Oppose   No opinion
4/25/10   63     35     28       29          8

10. Please tell me whether you support or oppose each of these items. Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

4/25/10 - Summary Table
                                      ----- Support -----   ------ Oppose -----   No
                                      NET   Stgly   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Stgly   op.
a. Having the federal government
   regulate the complex financial
   instruments known as derivatives   43     16      26     41     19      21     17
b. Requiring large banks and other
   financial companies to put money
   into a fund that would cover the
   cost of taking over and breaking
   up any large financial company 
   that fails and threatens the
   broader economy                    53     27      26     42     18      24      5
c. Increasing federal oversight of
   the way banks and other financial
   companies make consumer loans, 
   such as mortgages and auto 
   loans, and issue credit cards      59     36      23     38     15      24      2

Question 11 held for future release.

12. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Barack Obama? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

               ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
               NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/25/10        57       37         21      41       12         29         2
1/15/10        58       38         20      40       13         27         2
11/15/09       61       39         21      38       11         27         1
9/12/09        63       40         23      35       12         24         2
4/24/09        72       46         26      26       11         15         2
1/16/09        79       50         29      18        9          9         3
11/2/08   LV   63       47         16      33        7         26         4
10/23/08  LV   63       47         16      34        7         27         3
10/11/08  RV   64       44         20      33       12         21         3
9/7/08    RV   58       35         23      36       12         24         7
8/22/08   RV   62       37         25      34       13         21         4
6/15/08        63       35         28      33       12         21         4
4/13/08        56       28         28      39       14         25         5
1/12/08        63       31         32      30       14         16         7
11/1/07        51       21         30      36       16         20        13  
2/25/07        53       21         33      30       16         14        16     
1/19/07        45       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        25 
12/11/06       44       21         22      23       17          6        33

13. Do you think Obama's views on most issues are too (liberal) for you, too (conservative) for you, or just about right?

                Too         Too        About     No
              liberal   conservative   right   opinion
4/25/10         39            5         53        3
1/15/10         37            7         54        2
11/15/09        40            7         52        2
9/12/09         39            5         53        3
4/24/09         33            4         62        2
1/16/09         29            4         65        2
10/31/08 LV     39            3         56        2
10/21/08 LV     40            2         55        4
10/20/08 LV     39            2         55        4
10/11/08 RV     37            4         55        4
6/15/08         36            5         52        7
3/2/08          31            6         56        7

14. When it comes to representing the interests of [ITEM] do you think that Obama is doing too much, too little or about the right amount? (IF TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE) Is that a big concern to you, or not a big concern?

4/25/10 - Summary Table

               ------ Too much ------   ----- Too little -----
                       Big    Not big         Not big    Big     About the   No
               NET   concern  concern   NET   concern  concern   right amt   op. 
b. Middle-
   class
   Americans    7        5        2     46        9       36         44       3

Question 14a held for future release.

b. Middle-class Americans   

            ------ Too much ------   ----- Too little -----
                    Big    Not big         Not big    Big     About the   No
            NET   concern  concern   NET   concern  concern   right amt   op. 
4/25/10      7        5        2     46        9       36         44       3
6/15/08*     7        5        2     22        4       18         66       4
* "as president Obama would do"

Questions 15 through 26 held for future release.

27. Generally speaking, would you say you favor (smaller government with fewer services), or (larger government with more services)?

             Smaller govt.    Larger govt.      No
             fewer services   more services   opinion
4/25/10           56              40             4
1/15/10           58              38             4
6/21/09           54              41             4
1/16/09           53              43             4
6/15/08           50              45             5
11/1/07           50              44             5
6/20/04           50              46             4
11/4/02 LV        61              34             5
11/3/02 LV        60              34             5
11/2/02 LV        62              34             3
7/15/02           53              42             6
1/27/02           54              41             5
10/9/00 RV        58              32            10
10/1/00 RV        58              33             9
7/23/00           59              34             7
7/23/00 RV        61              32             7
4/2/00            56              38             7
8/16/98           59              35             6
8/5/96            63              32             5
2/28/93           67              30             2
7/8/92            55              38             7
7/13/88           49              45             6
7/8/84            49              43             7


28. What about Obama - would you say Obama favors (smaller government with fewer services), or (larger government with more services)?

             Smaller govt.    Larger govt.      No
             fewer services   more services   opinion
4/25/10           15              77             8

29. Changing topics, if the election for the U.S. House of Representatives in November were being held today, would you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate) in your congressional district? (IF OTHER, NEITHER, DK, REF) Would you lean toward the (Democratic candidate) or toward the (Republican candidate)?

NET LEANED VOTE

               Dem     Rep     Other    Neither    Will not       No
               cand.   cand.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
4/25/10  RV     48      43       1         2           1           6
3/26/10  RV     48      44       1         2           *           4 
2/8/10   RV     45      48       *         3           *           4 
10/18/09 All    51      39       1         3           2           5 
6/15/08  All    52      37       *         2           1           8
11/4/06  RV     53      43       1         1           *           3 
10/22/06 RV     54      41       *         1           *           3 
10/8/06  RV     54      41       *         1           1           3 
9/7/06   RV     50      42       *         3           2           4  
8/6/06   RV     52      39       *         2           1           5  
6/25/06  RV     52      39       1         3           1           4  
5/15/06  RV     52      40       1         3           1           4  
4/9/06   RV     55      40       *         2           *           3
1/26/06  RV     54      38       1         3           1           5
12/18/05 RV     51      41       1         3           1           4
11/2/05  RV     52      37       1         4           2           6
11/4/02  LV     48      48       1         1           0           2
11/3/02  LV     48      48       *         1           0           2
11/2/02  LV     50      49       *         1           0           2
10/27/02 LV     47      49       1         1           0           3
9/26/02  RV     47      44       2         3           2           3
7/15/02  RV     47      46       1         1           1           4
1/27/02* RV     43      50      NA         2           1           5
9/6/00   RV     49      42                 2           1           6
7/23/00  RV     46      45                 3           1           5
2/27/00  RV     45      46                 2           1           5
10/31/99 RV     50      43                 3           1           3
9/2/99   RV     48      44                 3           *           5
3/14/99  RV     50      41                 2           1           6
2/14/99  RV     48      41                 3           1           7
1/30/99  RV     49      39                 8           1           3
11/1/98  RV     51      43                 4           *           2
10/25/98 RV     48      43                 3           1           4
10/18/98 RV     49      44                 3           1           4
9/28/98  RV     49      44                 2           *           4
9/13/98  RV     49      43                 3           1           4
8/21/98  RV     48      45                 3           1           3
7/12/98  RV     47      45                 2           *           6
1/31/98  RV     49      40                 2           1           8
1/19/98  RV     47      44                 3           1           5
10/8/96  RV     51      41                 2           1           5
9/29/96  RV     48      41                 3           1           7
9/22/96  RV     50      43                 2           1           4
9/15/96  RV     49      45                 1           1           4
9/4/96   RV     48      44                 3           *           5
8/29/96  RV     53      39                 3           1           5
8/28/96  RV     51      40                 3           1           5
8/27/96  RV     51      41                 3           0           5
8/26/96  RV     51      41                 3           0           5
8/25/96  RV     48      43                 3           1           6
8/24/96  RV     47      43                 2           1           6
8/19/96  RV     49      42                 3           0           6
8/18/96  RV     45      46                 3           0           6
8/15/96  RV     46      43                 4           1           5
8/14/96  RV     48      42                 3           1           6
8/13/96  RV     49      43                 3           0           5
8/12/96  RV     49      42                 3           1           5
8/11/96  RV     49      40                 4           1           6
8/10/96  RV     49      41                 4           1           5
8/4/96   RV     48      45                 2           1           4
6/30/96  RV     49      44                 3           *           3
5/22/96  RV     52      41                 3           1           3
3/17/96  RV     48      48                 2           *           2
3/10/96  RV     51      43                 2           *           4
1/21/96  RV     52      43                 3           1           1
10/1/95  RV     49      44                 3           *           3
11/6/94  RV     47      42                 5           2           5
10/31/94 RV     48      44                 4           1           3
10/23/94 RV     50      45                 2           1           2
10/9/94  RV     46      47                 3           2           2
9/11/94  RV     50      45                 1           1           4
8/7/94   RV     49      42                 4           1           4
2/27/94  RV     50      40                 8           1           2
10/21/91 RV     51      41                 4           *           4
7/28/91  RV     49      41                 6           *           3
6/2/91   RV     48      42                 4           1           5
11/4/90  RV     51      41                 5           *           3
10/14/90 RV     50      41                 5           *           3
9/9/90   RV     47      46                 3           *           3
7/24/90  RV     51      41                 4           1           4
5/21/90  RV     47      45                 5           1           2
10/10/88 RV     52      41                 2           1           4
9/19/88  RV     51      39                 3           1           6
6/22/85  RV     48      44                 5           *           3
10/16/84 RV     52      44                 2          NA           5
9/11/84  RV     53      45                 2          NA           1
7/8/84   RV     58      40                 2          NA           1
10/27/82 RV     58      39                NA          NA           3
10/11/82 RV     55      36                NA          NA           9
9/13/82  RV     58      36                NA          NA           6
11/22/81 RV     53      41       "        NA          NA           7
*1/27/02 and previous: No "other candidate" option recorded

30. Right now, are you inclined to vote to re-elect your representative in Congress in the next election or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?

Depends
              Re-elect   Look around   (vol.)    No opinion
4/25/10  RV      32          57           7            4
2/8/10   RV      37          56           5            3
2/8/10           36          56           4            4
11/15/09         38          50           6            5
5/15/06  RV      37          54           6            3
5/15/06          35          55           6            4
6/5/05           40          50           8            3
2/21/02  RV      43          47           7            4
2/21/02          40          48           7            6
10/31/99 RV      43          47           9            2
10/31/99         41          47           8            3
9/28/98  LV      52          42          NA            6
9/28/98  RV      47          45          NA            8
9/28/98          44          46          NA           10
7/12/98  RV      46          43           5            6
7/12/98          42          44           5           10
1/19/98  RV      49          41           7            3
1/19/98          47          41           7            4
8/27/97          34          52           9            5
11/6/94  RV      37          47           7            8
10/31/94 RV      37          56           2            5
10/31/94         35          56           2            7
10/23/94 RV      34          58           4            5
10/23/94         32          58           4            6
9/11/94  RV      39          52           4            5
9/11/94          36          53           4            7
6/26/94  RV      38          53           6            3
6/26/94          35          54           6            5
3/27/94  RV      34          55           6            5
3/27/94          32          56           6            7
1/23/94  RV      35          44          10           10
1/23/94          32          46          10           12
11/14/93 RV      40          51           5            4
11/14/93         38          52           5            5
8/21/92  RV      35          48           5           12
7/8/92   RV      36          54           3            6
7/8/92           34          54           3            9
6/7/92   RV      39          53           4            5
6/7/92           36          53           4            7
4/9/92   RV      35          56           3            7
4/9/92           33          56           3            8
3/18/92  RV      36          56           4            4
3/18/92          35          56           3            5
3/11/92          36          54           3            7
2/2/92   RV      41          49           4            5
2/2/92           38          51           4            7
10/21/91         31          55           7            6
6/2/91           37          49           5            9
11/4/90  LV      41          50          NA            8
10/14/90         36          57          NA            7
5/21/90          43          50           3            3
5/23/89          45          44           4            6

Questions 31 and 32 held for future release.

901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as (a Democrat), (a Republican), an independent or what? IF NOT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN: Do you lean more towards the (Democratic Party) or (Republican Party)?

--Non-Partisans-
                                                             Lean  Lean   No
           Democrat  Republican  Independent  Other  No op.  Dem.  Rep.  Lean
4/25/10       34         23           38        4      1      19    17     6
3/26/10       34         24           38        3      1      17    17     7
2/8/10        32         26           39        3      *      17    19     6
1/15/10       32         23           38        7      *      17    20     9
12/13/09      32         26           37        5      1      13    18    11
11/15/09      35         21           39        4      1      19    17     8
10/18/09      33         20           42        4      1      20    19     8
9/12/09       32         21           43        4      *      19    20     9
8/17/09       35         25           34        6      1      15    14    11
7/18/09       33         22           41        4      *      20    16     9
6/21/09       35         22           37        7      *      17    16    10
4/24/09       35         21           38        5      *      18    16    10
3/29/09       36         25           33        5      1      15    16     8
2/22/09       36         24           34        5      1      18    13     9
1/16/09       35         23           36        5      1      20    12    11
12/14/08      37         24           35        4      1      16    13    10
11/3/08       35         26           30        6      2      13    10    15
10/11/08      36         26           31        4      2      15    12    10
9/29/08       34         26           31        8      2      17    12    12
9/22/08       36         26           31        5      2      18     9    11
9/7/08        35         26           33        5      2      15    14    11
8/22/08       36         23           34        6      1      16    14    10
7/13/08       37         24           33        6      1      16    14    10
6/15/08       38         24           34        4      1      16    14     8
5/11/08       34         28           34        4      1      19    11     8
4/13/08       35         29           30        5      1      15    13     8
3/2/08        40         28           28        3      1      15     8     9
2/1/08        37         26           32        4      1      16    11    10
1/12/08       39         27           29        5      1      13     9    12

908a. Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative?

                                                     Don't think in      No
            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms (vol.)    op.
4/25/10        22         40            35                  1             2
3/26/10        24         32            42                  1             2
2/8/10         24         36            37                  2             1
1/15/10        25         34            38                  1             1
12/13/09       23         35            41                  1             1
11/15/09       19         41            38                  1             1
10/18/09       23         36            38                  2             1
9/12/09        24         39            36                  *             1
8/17/09        20         40            37                  2             1
7/18/09        20         39            38                  2             1
6/21/09        22         40            36                  1             *
4/24/09        23         39            35                  2             2
3/29/09        20         38            38                  2             2
2/22/09        23         38            37                  1             1
1/16/09        24         42            32                  *             1
12/14/08       22         37            37                  1             2
10/11/08 RV    22         44            34                  *             1
9/29/08 RV     19         44            34                  1             1
9/22/08 RV     23         41            32                  2             1
9/7/08  RV     22         39            36                  1             2
8/22/08        22         41            33                  2             2
7/13/08        19         43            35                  2             1
6/15/08        21         43            33                  1             2
5/11/08        24         39            34                  2             1
4/13/08        24         38            35                  1             2
3/2/08         19         48            30                  2             2
2/1/08         25         38            34                  2             1
1/12/08        24         36            36                  2             1
12/9/07        24         38            36                  1             1
11/1/07        24         41            32                  1             1
9/30/07        24         45            30                  1             1
9/7/07         20         39            39                  1             2
7/21/07        25         39            32                  3             1
6/1/07         24         36            37                  2             1
4/15/07        24         42            32                  1             1
2/25/07        23         40            35                  1             1
1/19/07        23         41            33                  1             1
12/11/06       23         42            33                  2             1
11/4/06        19         42            36                  2             1
10/22/06       22         42            32                  2             2
10/8/06        21         43            33                  1             1
9/7/06         24         39            33                  2             2
8/6/06         18         42            38                  1             1
6/25/06        21         41            35                  1             1
5/15/06        19         48            31                  1             1
5/11/06        18         49            33                  *             *
4/9/06         21         41            35                  2             1
3/5/06         22         42            33                  2             1
1/26/06        21         40            37                  1             1
1/8/06         20         40            37                  2             1
12/18/05       22         42            34                  1             1
11/2/05        23         44            32                  1             *
9/11/05        22         44            31                  2             2
8/28/05        20         44            34                  2             1
6/26/05        21         44            33                  1             1
6/5/05         23         40            35                  1             *
4/24/05        20         47            30                  1             1

INCOME. Which of the following CATEGORIES best describes your total annual household income before taxes, from all sources?

-------Less than $50k-------   --------More than $50k--------
            NET   <20k   20-35k   35-50k   NET   50-75k   75-100k   100k+
4/25/10     52     19      16       16     46      17        11       18
3/26/10     50     16      18       15     47      18        13       16
2/8/10      49     20      16       14     49      18        13       18
1/15/10     49     17      14       18     48      17        13       18
12/13/09    54     19      18       17     42      15        12       15
11/15/09    53     20      18       15     45      16        13       16
10/18/09    53     17      19       17     44      18        12       15
9/12/09     50     17      17       15     48      17        13       18
8/17/09     46     15      16       14     52      19        15       18
7/18/09     49     18      17       14     48      19        12       19
6/21/09     51     18      16       17     47      17        12       18
4/24/09     50     16      16       18     48      17        12       19
3/29/09     49     15      16       17     48      18        13       17
2/22/09     48     16      16       17     50      19        13       19
1/16/09     52     17      18       17     48      16        13       19
12/14/08    44     14      15       15     54      18        15       21
10/11/08 RV 41     12      14       16     56      20        15       22
9/29/08  RV 42     10      14       17     56      18        16       22
9/22/08  RV 40     12      14       14     57      21        14       22
9/22/08     46     16      16       14     50      18        12       20
9/7/08   RV 44     13      14       17     56      17        15       24
8/22/08  RV 39     10      11       18     59      19        16       24
8/22/08     43     15      12       17     53      18        15       21
7/13/08  RV 43     14      14       15     54      16        14       24
7/13/08     48     18      15       15     50      16        12       21
6/15/08     47     18      15       15     51      18        15       18
5/11/08     47     15      16       17     50      18        13       19
4/13/08     47     17      13       17     51      18        14       18
3/2/08      44     14      13       17     52      17        13       22
2/1/08      48     17      16       15     48      18        12       18
1/12/08     46     12      18       16     51      19        13       19
12/9/07     49     14      17       18     48      15        15       18
11/1/07     48     14      16       17     49      16        13       21
9/30/07     53     17      16       20     44      18        12       14
9/7/07      43     10      17       16     54      19        15       20
7/21/07     46     16      14       16     51      18        13       19
6/1/07      49     15      18       16     49      18        13       18
4/15/07     46     15      16       15     51      20        13       18
2/25/07     46     10      16       20     51      20        14       17
1/19/07     49     16      17       15     49      16        13       20
12/11/06    46     11      16       19     51      18        16       17
10/22/06    52     16      20       17     45      16        11       17
10/8/06     46     13      16       17     51      22        13       16
9/7/06      51     16      18       17     47      17        15       15
8/6/06      49     14      16       18     48      20        12       16
6/25/06     50     16      16       19     47      19        11       17
5/15/06     52     14      18       21     46      16        13       17
5/11/06     46      9      18       18     53      18        15       20
4/9/06      53     16      20       17     47      19        12       16
3/5/06      50     16      18       16     48      20        12       16
1/26/06     52     20      15       17     46      18        12       16
12/18/05    54     17      19       18     44      18        12       15
11/2/05     52     14      18       20     46      19        13       14
9/11/05     55     18      20       17     42      18        11       14
8/28/05     52     18      15       19     46      18        11       16
6/26/05     49     14      17       18     49      19        14       16
6/5/05      55     15      20       20     43      17        13       14
4/24/05     55     15      21       19     45      18        12       15

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