Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone June 12-15, 2008, among a random national sample of 1,125 adults, including additional interviews with randomly selected African Americans, for a total of 201 black respondents. The additional interviews (commonly referred to as an "oversample") were completed to ensure there were enough African American respondents for separate analysis; the group was not over-represented in the reported results from the full sample. 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. How closely are you following the presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not closely at all?

              ---- Closely -----   ---- Not closely -----     No
              NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not too   At all   opinion 
6/15/08       75     34     41     25       12       13        *
5/11/08       83     39     44     17       13        5        0  
4/13/08       84     37     47     16       11        5        *  
3/2/08        84     42     42     15       11        4        * 
2/1/08        81     35     46     19       12        7        *
1/12/08       79     32     47     21       15        6        *  
12/9/07       72     21     51     28       19        8        *
11/1/07       67     21     46     33       22       12        0  
9/30/07       69     21     48     30       21       10        * 
7/21/07       70     22     48     30       20       10        *  
6/1/07        66     18     48     34       22       13        *  
4/15/07       66     20     45     34       20       14        *  
2/25/07       65     20     44     35       25       10        *

Early 2004: 
6/20/04       78     33     45     22       15        7        *
5/23/04       74     33     41     26       17        9        *
4/18/04       75     30     45     25       16        9        0
3/7/04        75     33     42     25       18        7        * 
2/11/04       75     30     45     25       15       10        *
1/18/04       66     22     44     35       22       13        *  
10/29/03      54     15     39     45       30       15        0
9/13/03       56     16     40     44       27       17        *

Early 2000:
6/11/00       49     13     36     51       26       25        0
4/2/00        53     17     36     47       24       23        0
3/11/00       61     21     40     38       21       17        0
2/27/00       70     24     46     30       20       10        *
2/6/00        65     19     48     34       21       13        0
1/16/00       50     11     39     50       26       24        *
12/15/99      45     12     33     55       31       24        *
10/31/99      61     16     45     38       25       13        *

7/17/95       36      7     29     63       33       31        *
7/8/92        76     28     48     24       16        8        *
1/27/92       51     14     37     48       25       23        1
5/25/88       76     25     51     25       19        6        *
8/23/87       50      9     41     49       31       18        *
6/1/87        50     11     39     49       32       17        *
							  

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

                                                        Don't think   
             Certain   Probably   Chances   Less than    will vote      No    
             to vote     vote      50/50      that        (vol.)      opinion
6/15/08        71          9          8         7            4           *
3/2/08         78          9          7         4            2           *

3. If the 2008 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama, the Democrat) and (John McCain, the Republican), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE

                           Other   Neither   Would not     No
          Obama   McCain   (vol.)  (vol.)   vote (vol.)  opinion
6/15/08     48      42       1       4          1           4
5/11/08     51      44       *       3          1           1
4/13/08     49      44       *       3          3           2
3/2/08      52      40       *       3          2           3 
2/1/08      49      46       *       2          1           3
1/19/07     47      45       *       3          1           3

4. (IF NAMED CANDIDATE) Would you definitely vote for (CANDIDATE), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else? (IF CHANCE CHANGE MIND) Is there a GOOD CHANCE you'll change your mind, or would you say it's PRETTY UNLIKELY?


Barack Obama:

          Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No 
           vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
6/15/08       72       25      7       18         3
5/11/08       71       26     13       13         3  

John McCain:

          Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No 
           vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
6/15/08       69       31     17       13         1
5/11/08       66       32     17       15         2

5. 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? (IF OTHER, NEITHER, DK, REF) Would you lean toward the (Democratic candidate) or toward the (Republican candidate)?


               Dem     Rep     Other    Neither    Will not       No
               cand.   cand.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
6/15/08  All    52      37       *         2           1           8
6/15/08  RV     53      38       *         1           1           7
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  All    52      38       1         2           2           5
         RV     52      39       1         3           1           4            
5/15/06  All    53      38       1         3           1           4
         RV     52      40       1         3           1           4            
4/9/06   All    54      40       *         2           1           4            
         RV     55      40       *         2           *           3
1/26/06  All    55      36       1         3           1           4
         RV     54      38       1         3           1           5
12/18/05 All    50      41       1         3           1           4
         RV     51      41       1         3           1           4
11/2/05  All    53      36       1         3           2           5
         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  All    46      42       2         2           5           3
         LV     49      47       1         2           0           2
         RV     47      44       2         3           2           3
7/15/02  All    47      45       1         1           1           4
         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
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
3/10/96  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

6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?


              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/15/08       29       10         19      68       14         54         3
5/11/08       31       15         16      66       14         52         2   
4/13/08       33       16         17      64       15         49         2 
3/2/08        32       15         17      66       16         50         2 
2/1/08        33       17         16      65       14         51         2   
1/12/08       32       16         16      66       15         51         2
12/9/07       33       17         16      64       14         50         3  
11/1/07       33       17         16      64       13         50         3 
9/30/07       33       15         18      64       14         49         3 
9/7/07        33       16         17      64       15         49         3 
7/21/07       33       16         17      65       13         52         2  
6/1/07        35       17         18      62       16         46         3  
4/15/07       35       17         18      62       14         49         2  
2/25/07       36       19         17      62       12         49         2  
1/19/07       33       17         16      65       14         51         2  
12/11/06      36       18         18      62       13         49         2  
11/4/06       40       24         16      57       12         46         2  
10/22/06      37       21         16      60       15         45         3  
10/8/06       39       23         16      60       12         48         1  
9/7/06        42       24         18      55       12         43         3  
8/6/06        40       23         17      58       12         46         2  
6/25/06       38       20         18      60       12         48         2 
5/15/06       33       17         16      65       18         47         2
4/9/06        38       20         18      60       13         47         1
3/5/06        41       24         17      58       14         44         1
1/26/06       42       25         18      56       14         42         2 
1/8/06        46       29         17      52       13         39         2 
12/18/05      47       29         17      52       12         40         1  
11/2/05       39       20         18      60       13         47         1
10/29/05      39       22         17      58       13         45         3
9/11/05       42       27         15      57       12         45         1
8/28/05       45       27         18      53       12         41         2 
6/26/05       48       27         21      51       11         40         1 
6/5/05        48       27         21      52       14         38         1
4/24/05       47       25         22      50       13         38         3
3/13/05       50       31         19      48       11         37         3
1/31/05       50       34         15      45       11         34         5
1/16/05       52       33         19      46       11         35         2  
12/19/04      48       27         21      49       12         38         2
10/20/04      50       30         20      46       11         35         4  
10/17/04 LV   54       35         19      45        9         36         2  
10/16/04 LV   54       35         19      44       10         34         2  
10/15/04 LV   54       35         19      44       10         34         2  
10/3/04  LV   53       36         17      46       11         34         1  
9/26/04       50       33         18      45       13         32         5  
9/8/04        52       35         17      43       11         32         5
8/29/04       50       31         19      47       13         34         3
8/1/04        47       28         18      49       13         36         5
7/25/04       50       32         19      47       13         34         3
7/11/04       48       31         17      50       11         39         2  
6/20/04       47       30         17      51       13         39         1 
5/23/04       47       31         17      50       14         36         3 
4/18/04       51       33         18      47       13         34         1  
3/7/04        50       32         18      48       12         36         2
2/11/04       50       30         21      47       14         34         2   
1/18/04       58       35         24      40        9         30         2 
12/21/03      59       39         21      38       15         23         3   
12/14/03      57       37         20      39       10         29         5   
12/7/03       53       32         21      40       13         27         7   
11/16/03      57       34         23      39       11         28         4   
10/29/03      56       30         26      42       13         29         2   
10/13/03      53       33         20      43       13         29         4   
9/30/03       54       34         20      44       15         29         2   
9/13/03       58       35         23      40       14         27         2   
9/7/03        56       34         22      41       13         28         4   
8/11/03       59       37         22      37       14         23         4   
7/10/03       59       35         24      38       13         25         3   
6/22/03       68       45         23      29       11         18         4   
4/30/03       71       50         22      26       17          9         3   
4/16/03       74       52         22      23        9         14         3   
4/9/03        77       58         19      20        6         14         4   
4/3/03        71       54         16      25        7         19         4   
3/23/03       68       NA         NA      27       NA         NA         4   
3/20/03       67       NA         NA      28       NA         NA         5   
3/2/03        62       38         23      35       13         22         4       
2/23/03       60       NA         NA      34       NA         NA         6       
2/9/03        64       42         21      34       14         20         3       
2/1/03        62       41         21      34       13         22         4       
1/28/03       62       43         19      36       13         23         2       
1/27/03       59       39         21      37       15         22         4       
1/20/03       59       36         23      38       16         22         2       
12/15/02      66       37         28      32       12         20         2       
11/4/02  LV   67       45         23      31       12         20         1       
11/3/02  LV   67       45         22      32       12         20         1       
11/2/02  LV   67       47         20      32        9         23         1       
10/27/02      67       39         28      29       13         16         4       
9/26/02       67       42         25      30       12         18         3       
9/8/02        71       42         28      27       12         15         3       
7/28/02       69       39         31      28       14         14         3       
7/15/02       72       42         31      25       12         13         2       
6/17/02       74       42         32      22        9         13         4       
6/9/02        77       41         36      20        9         11         3       
5/19/02       76       48         28      22        8         13         3       
4/21/02       78       47         31      20        9         10         2       
3/28/02       79       49         30      18        8         10         3       
3/10/02       82       52         30      16        9          7         2  
1/27/02       83       56         27      14        7          7         3  
12/19/01      86       64         22      12        6          6         2  
11/27/01      89       69         21       9        4          5         1  
11/6/01       89       65         24       9        5          4         2  
10/9/01       92       76         16       6        3          3         1  
9/27/01       90       70         20       6        3          3         4  
9/13/01       86       63         23      12        5          6         2  
9/9/01        55       26         29      41       20         22         3  
8/12/01       61       28         33      31       14         17         8  
7/30/01       59       28         30      38       17         22         3  
6/3/01        55       27         28      40       18         22         6  
4/22/01       63       33         30      32       16         16         5  
3/25/01       58       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         8  
2/25/01       55       NA         NA      23       NA         NA        22


7. 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)?


                 Right     Wrong     No 
               direction   track   opinion  
6/15/08           14        84        2
5/11/08           16        82        2 
1/12/08           21        77        2
11/1/07           24        74        2
6/1/07            25        73        2 
1/19/07           26        71        3 
11/4/06  RV       39        59        2 
10/22/06          30        68        2 
10/8/06           32        66        2 
5/15/06           29        69        2 
11/2/05           30        68        2 
10/24/04 LV       41        55        4 
4/18/04           42        57        1 
4/30/03           52        46        2 
9/26/02           43        53        4 
2/21/02           54        42        4 
2/14/99           55        41        4 
11/1/98           55        43        2 
11/1/98  LV       55        44        1 
8/21/98           57        40        4
7/12/98           50        45        6
4/4/98            55        41        4
1/31/98           61        34        5
1/30/98           61        34        5
1/19/98           44        50        6
8/27/97           39        57        4
6/8/97            37        60        3
3/9/97            34        62        4
10/17/96 RV       40        55        5
10/16/96 RV       42        53        5
10/15/96 RV       43        52        5
10/14/96 RV       44        51        5
10/13/96 RV       44        51        5
9/04/96  RV       40        54        6
8/21/96           28        67        5
6/30/96           26        70        5
3/17/96           27        70        3
1/21/96           27        66        6
1/3/96            21        77        3
4/5/95            23        73        3
1/4/95            27        68        6
10/31/94          27        69        4
7/20/94           26        70        4
3/27/94           28        69        3
1/23/94           31        60       10
11/14/93          25        69        6
8/8/93            26        71        3
6/20/93           26        71        3
4/26/93           27        71        2
3/11/93           36        57        7
2/28/93           37        59        4
1/17/93           31        63        6
12/14/92          35        60        5
10/27/92 RV       22        76        2
10/4/92  RV       18        78        4
6/7/92            14        83        3
4/9/92            16        81        3
3/11/92           18        79        4
1/15/92           19        78        3
11/10/91          24        72        4
10/29/91          26        71        3
8/27/91           31        60        9
7/28/91           30        67        3
6/2/91            39        57        4
4/9/91            42        51        7
2/26/91           58        39        3
1/27/91           49        48        4
10/14/90          19        79        2
9/9/90            36        60        4
8/20/90           35        60        5
7/24/90           37        60        2
5/21/90           39        60        2
3/26/90           44        53        2
2/4/90            49        48        3
1/16/90           48        49        3
5/23/89           42        55        3
3/16/89           46        52        2
1/16/89  LV       51        46        3
10/25/88 RV       49        46        6
9/27/88           48        44        8
7/11/88           40        56        4
5/25/88           35        59        6
3/21/88           40        56        4
1/23/88           39        59        2
12/13/87          49        47        4
12/2/87           35        61        4
9/23/87           43        54        4
6/29/87           35        62        3
4/13/87           37        60        3
3/9/87            38        58        4
1/18/87           39        56        5
9/8/86            50        48        2
1/26/86           45        47        8
7/29/85           52        43        6
1/16/85           59        36        4
5/22/84           47        48        5
12/13/83          43        51        6
11/7/83           51        44        5
4/12/83           41        54        4
3/2/83            43        53        3
1/25/83           58        39        3
1/25/83           43        52        4
10/11/82          35        57        8
1/30/82           39        56        5
2/80*             20        70       10
2/78              34        53       13
2/77              41        44       14
10/75             19        71        9
10/74             15        75       11
10/73             16        74       10
*2/80 and previous: Roper

8. Thinking ahead to the November presidential election, what is the single most important issue in your choice for president?

                         ------------ 2008 -------------   ------ 2007 -----
                         6/15   5/11   4/13   2/1   1/12   12/9   11/1   9/7
Economy/Jobs              33     36     41    39     29     24     14    11
Iraq/War in Iraq          19     21     18    19     20     23     29    35
Health care                8      6      7     8     10     10     13    13
Gas/Oil prices/Energy      6      2      1     *      1      0      0     0
Terrorism/National
 security                  4      4      5     5      4      9      5     6
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in
 government                3      3      4     4      5      4      4     6
Education                  2      2      2     2      2      1      2     1
Morals/Family values       2      2      2     2      2      3      3     2
Taxes                      2      2      *     1      1      1      1     1
Abortion                   2      1      1     1      1      1      1     1
Foreign policy             2      1      1     1      2      1      2     1
Immigration/Illegal
 immigration               1      2      4     4      4      5      5     5
Environment                1      1      *     1      1      1      2     1
Guns/Gun control           1      1      *     *      *      *
Federal budget deficit     1      *      *     *      *      *      1     1
Housing/Mortgages          *      *      *     *      *      *      *     *
Social Security            *      *      *     *      1      1      2     1
Global warming             *      0      0     *      *      *      *     *
Iran/Situation in Iran     0      *      0     0      *      0      *     0
None/Nothing               *      *      *     *      *      1      *     *
Other                      7      7      7     6      9      7      9     7
No opinion                 7      6      5     7      7      7      8     9

9. In your choice for president, how important is the [ITEM] - very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?

6/15/08 - Summary Table

                           --- Important ---    --- Not Important ---     No
                           NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not so   At all   opinion 
a. Race of the candidate   23     13     10     77      13       64        *
b. Age of the candidate    40     12     28     60      21       39        *

10. All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

              ----- Worth fighting ----   --- Not worth fighting --     No     
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion 
6/15/08       34       21         13      63        9         54         3
4/13/08       34       24         11      64       11         52         2 
3/2/08        34       24         11      63       12         51         2
2/1/08        34       23         11      65       11         53         1
1/12/08       35       21         13      64       13         51         2
12/9/07       37       25         12      61       11         50         2 
11/1/07       35       23         12      63       12         51         2
9/30/07       38       25         14      59       12         47         3 
9/7/07        36       23         13      62       11         51         2  
7/21/07       36       25         12      63       10         53         1 
6/1/07        37       24         12      61       12         50         2 
4/15/07       33       22         11      66       12         54         1 
2/25/07       34       22         12      64       13         51         2
1/10/07       40       28         12      58       11         47         2
12/11/06      36       25         11      61       12         50         2  
11/4/06  RV   44       33         12      53       10         44         2
10/22/06      40       28         12      57       11         47         2
10/8/06       35       25         10      63       13         50         2 
9/7/06        42       29         13      56       11         45         2 
8/6/06        39       29         10      59       12         47         1 
6/25/06       40       25         15      58       13         45         2
5/15/06       37       24         14      62       12         50         1    
4/9/06        41       30         11      58       10         48         1    
3/5/06        42       29         14      57       11         46         1  
1/26/06       44       32         12      55       13         42         1
1/8/06        43       30         13      55       12         43         2
12/18/05      46       33         14      52       11         42         1 
11/2/05       39       25         13      60       12         48         1
8/28/05       46       33         12      53        9         44         1
6/26/05       46       33         13      53       10         43         1 
6/5/05        41       29         12      58       12         46         1
4/24/05       44       31         13      54       12         42         2  
3/13/05       45       34         11      53       11         42         2  
1/16/05       44       32         12      55       10         45         1  
12/19/04      42       31         11      56       10         47         2  
10/3/04  LV   49       34         15      48       11         37         3  
9/26/04  RV   46       35         12      51        8         42         3 
9/8/04   RV   51       38         13      45       10         34         4
8/29/04  RV   48       34         14      50       11         39         2 
7/25/04       49       36         13      48       11         37         3 
6/20/04       47       32         14      52       13         39         2 
5/23/04       48       35         13      50       13         37         1     
5/6/04        49       NA         NA      47       NA         NA         5
4/18/04       51        "          "      47        "          "         2
3/7/04        52                          44                             3 
2/11/04       48                          50                             2
1/18/04       56                          41                             3 
12/21/03      59                          39                             2     
12/14/03      53                          42                             5     
11/16/03      52                          44                             4     
10/29/03      54                          44                             2     
10/13/03      54                          44                             2     
9/13/03       61                          37                             2     
9/7/03        54                          42                             4     
8/24/03       57                          37                             5     
8/11/03       61                          35                             4     
7/10/03       57                          40                             3     
6/22/03       64                          33                             3     
4/30/03       70                          27                             4     
2/2/92*       66                          32                             2     
7/28/91       67                          30                             3     
6/2/91        70                          26                             3     
3/4/91        86                          13                             1     
*2/2/92 and previous: "the Persian Gulf war"; 3/4/91: "this war"

11. Do you think (the United States should keep its military forces in Iraq until civil order is restored there, even if that means continued U.S. military casualties); OR, do you think (the United States should withdraw its military forces from Iraq in order to avoid further U.S. military casualties, even if that means civil order is not restored there)?


           Keep forces   Withdraw forces   No opinion 
6/15/08        41              55               4
4/13/08        41              56               3
12/9/07        43              53               4
9/30/07        43              54               3
7/21/07        39              59               3
4/15/07        42              56               2
2/25/07        42              56               2
1/19/07        46              52               3
12/11/06       48              48               4
11/2/05        52              44               4   
8/28/05        54              44               2   
6/26/05        58              41               2 
12/19/04       58              39               3
6/20/04        57              42               1
5/23/04        58              40               2               
4/18/04        66              33               1
11/16/03       62              34               4
10/29/03       58              38               3                      
9/13/03        65              32               3                      
8/24/03        69              27               4                      
7/10/03        72              26               2

12. All told, do you think the United States is winning or losing the war in Iraq?

                                    Neither/        No 
            Winning     Losing     tie (vol.)     opinion
6/15/08       38          46           9             6
9/7/07        34          48          14             5 
4/15/07       32          53          12             2 
1/10/07       29          57          12             2
12/11/06      34          52           9             4
12/18/05      56          34           8             2
8/28/05       51          38           8             3

13. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that non-citizens suspected of terrorism who are being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be allowed to challenge their detentions in the U.S. civilian court system. (Supporters of this ruling say it provides detainees with basic constitutional rights.) (Critics of the ruling say only special military tribunals should be allowed, because hearings in open court could compromise terrorism investigations.) What's your view - do you think these detainees should or should not be able to challenge their detentions in the civilian court system?


          Should   Should not   No opinion
6/15/08     34         61            6        
               

14. Have recent price increases in gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or others in your household, or not? (IF YES) Has that been a serious hardship, or not serious?

           ----------- Yes -----------
           NET   Serious   Not serious   No   No opinion
6/15/08    77       51          25       23        0
5/11/08    63       34          29       37        *
4/13/08    67       38          29       32        1
5/21/07    58       27          30       42        *
4/15/07    67       36          31       33        *
7/19/06    60       29          30       39        1
5/15/06    57       31          26       43        * 
4/9/06     70       44          26       30        * 
9/11/05    64       34          30       36        *
8/28/05    66       36          30       34        * 
8/21/05    53       26          27       47        *
4/24/05    64       34          30       36        *
3/20/05    57       29          28       43        *
5/23/04    64       37          27       36        0
4/18/04    54       31          23       46        0
4/28/02    53       20          33       47        *
4/29/01    48       17          30       52        *
6/25/00*   44       NA          NA       56        *
5/24/00    36                            64        *
4/2/00     39                            61        *
3/12/00    41                            59        *
2/15/00    40       "           "        60        *
*6/25/00 and previous by Gallup; slightly different wordings.

15. (IF GAS IS A HARDSHIP) What steps, if any, have you taken to deal with the higher price of gasoline? (ACCEPT UP TO 3 RESPONSES)

                                          -Base: Hardship-    --- Base: All ---
                                          6/15/08   5/11/08   6/15/08   5/11/08
Driving Less NET                            72        66        55        42
   Driving less                             61        54        46        34
   Carpooling/ride sharing                   8         7         6         4
   Cut back on other types of travel         5         2         4         1
   Taking mass transit                       3         3         2         2
   Changing vacation plans                   3         1         3         1
   Telecommuting/working from home           1         *         *         *
Cut back on other expenses                  11         7         8         4
Bought smaller/more fuel efficient car       8         8         6         5
Shopping around for cheaper gas              3         2         2         1
Running up debt/credit card bills, etc.      *         *         *         *
Other                                       11        10         8         6
None                                         5         9         4         6
No opinion                                   3         2         3         1

16. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (NAME)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?


6/15/08 - Summary Table

                     ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------  No   
                     NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  op.
a. Barack Obama      63       35         28      33       12         21      4
b. John McCain       56       18         38      39       18         21      5
c. Hillary Clinton   54       26         28      43       17         26      3
d. Michelle Obama    48       21         27      29       11         18     23
e. Cindy McCain      39       10         28      25       13         12     36


Trend where available:

a. Barack Obama

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
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

b. John McCain

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/15/08       56       18         38      39       18         21         5
4/13/08       53       17         36      40       19         21         7
1/12/08       59       24         35      30       17         13        11
11/1/07       43       10         34      42       23         19        14  
2/25/07       52       13         39      35       22         13        13     
1/19/07       49       NA         NA      35       NA         NA        16 
12/11/06      50       17         33      31       20         11        19 
5/15/06       55       20         35      31       20         11        14
3/5/06        59       22         38      29       18         11        12
6/5/05        57       NA         NA      32       NA         NA        11
7/30/01       57                          30                            12
2/27/00       60                          21                            19
10/31/99      36                          22                            41
9/2/99        22                          10                            68
3/14/99       20                          10                            69

c. Hillary Clinton

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/15/08       54       26         28      43       17         26         3
4/13/08       44       22         23      54       15         39         2
1/12/08       58       32         26      40       11         29         2   
11/1/07       50       28         22      46       11         35         4  
2/25/07       49       25         24      48       13         35         3     
1/19/07       54       31         23      44       14         30         3     
12/11/06      56       27         29      40       11         29         4     
5/15/06       54       29         25      42       11         31         4
3/5/06        52       27         25      46       12         33         2
6/5/05        51       NA         NA      46       NA         NA         3
6/1/03        44       15         29      48       16         32         8
9/2/99        49       NA         NA      44       NA         NA         7
6/6/99        59                          35                             6
3/14/99       60                          36                             4
2/14/99       63                          31                             6
11/1/98       64                          31                             5
8/21/98       64                          28                             8
8/19/98       64                          32                             4  
4/4/98        58                          33                            10  
1/30/98       60                          30                            10  
1/19/98       52                          39                             9  
3/9/97        47                          44                             9  
9/4/96   RV   47                          42                            12  
6/30/96       44                          47                             9  
1/21/96       28                          36                            36  
1/19/96       32                          34                            34  
10/31/94      47                          44                             8  
5/15/94       54                          41                             5  
3/27/94       53                          39                             8  
1/23/94       55                          34                            11  
11/14/93      58                          33                             9  
8/8/93        59                          33                             8  
4/26/93       54                          26                            20  
2/23/93       59                          24                            18  
1/17/93       51                          20                            29
7/8/92        30                          26                            43
3/28/92       28                          22                            51          

d. No trend.

e. No trend.


17. Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle [ITEM] - (Obama) or (McCain)?


6/15/08 - Summary Table* 
                                             Both    Neither     No
                           Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. The economy              52       36        2        5         5
b. International affairs    43       49        2        2         3
c. The war in Iraq          46       47        *        3         4
d. Issues of special
   concern to women         58       26        3        5         9
e. Gasoline prices          50       30        2       11         6
f. Global warming and
   other environmental
   issues                   55       28        2        6         9
g. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism        39       53        2        3         4
h. Taxes                    48       40        1        6         6
i. Health care              53       33        1        6         7
j. Energy policy            51       36        1        5         6
k. Appointments to the
   U.S. Supreme Court       45       43        1        2         9
*Full sample asked item a, half sample asked items b-f, other half sample asked items g-k.

Trend where available:

a. The economy

                            Both     Neither     No 
          Obama   McCain   (vol.)    (vol.)    opinion
6/15/08     52      36        2        5          5 
5/11/08     48      38        2        8          4
3/2/08      49      37        2        6          6

b. No trend.

c. The war in Iraq    

6/15/08     46      47        *        3          4
5/11/08     46      45        1        5          3
3/2/08      43      48        1        4          5

d. No trend.

e. Gasoline prices

6/15/08     50       30       2       11         6
5/11/08     48       28       3       14         7

f. No trend.

g. The U.S. campaign against terrorism      

6/15/08     39       53       2         3         4
5/11/08     34       55       4         4         3
3/2/08      33       58       2         3         5

h. No trend.

i. Health care            

6/15/08     53       33       1         6         7
5/11/08     55       31       2         7         5
3/2/08      56       30       *         7         6

j. No trend.

k. No trend.

18. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think [ITEM] - (Obama) or (McCain)?


6/15/08 - Summary Table* 

                                                    Both    Neither     No 
                                  Obama    McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. is the stronger leader           46       46       3        1         4
b. would do more to bring             
   needed change to Washington      60       26       1        8         4
c. better represents your own
   personal values                  51       38       2        5         3
d. better understands the 
   problems of people like you      53       35       1        7         4
e. would do more to stand up to
   lobbyists and special interest   
   groups                           51       36       2        6         5
*Full sample asked item a, half sample asked items b-c, other half sample asked d-e.

Trend where available:

a. is the stronger leader         

                             Both     Neither     No 
           Obama   McCain   (vol.)    (vol.)    opinion
6/15/08     46       46       3         1         4
5/11/08     42       46       3         2         6
3/2/08      40       51       2         1         6

b. would do more to bring needed change to Washington         

6/15/08     60       26       1         8         4
5/11/08     59       29       2         6         4
3/2/08      56       31       1         6         6

c. No trend.

d. better understands the problems of people like you  

6/15/08     53       35       1         7         4
5/11/08     54       35       2         5         3
3/2/08      56       29       2         7         7

e. No trend.


19. Which of these is more important to you in a candidate for president: (strength and experience) or (a new direction and new ideas)?


          Strength and   New direction    Both    Neither     No 
           experience    and new ideas   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
6/15/08        43              50           6        1         1
5/11/08        47              43           9        1         1
4/13/08        49              43           6        1         1  
3/2/08         45              46           7        1         1
2/1/08         51              39           7        1         1
1/12/08        47              43           9        *         1
12/9/07        54              38           6        *         1
11/1/07        49              41           8        1         1
9/30/07        52              40           7        1         1
7/21/07        50              41           6        *         2

20. How much do you feel you know about [NAME] positions on specific issues - a great deal, a good amount, only some, or little or none?


6/15/08 - Summary Table

              -Grt deal/Good amount-   - Some/Little-none-     No   
              NET   Great   Good amt   NET   Some   Little   opinion 
a. Obama's    50      15        35     50     33      17        *
b. McCain's   48      12        36     51     32      19        *

Trend:

a. No trend.

b. McCain's

              -Great deal/Good amount-   -Only some/Little-none-     No   
              NET   Great   Good amt     NET    Some    Little     opinion 
6/15/08       48      12       36        51      32       19          *
2/24/00       32      6        26        66      40       27          2   
10/31/99      16      4        12        83      22       60          1

21. Do you think of [NAME] as a very safe choice for president, somewhat safe, somewhat risky, or very risky?

            ------- Safe ------   ------ Risky ------     No
            NET   Very   Smewht   NET   Smewht   Very   opinion
a. Obama    52     18      34     46      28      18       2
b. McCain   56     16      40     42      25      17       2

Compare to:

            ------- Safe ------   ------ Risky ------     No
            NET   Very   Smewht   NET   Smewht   Very   opinion
Gore:
7/23/00     57     18      39     40      24      15       3
2/27/00     58     24      33     40      21      20       2
9/2/99      53     17      36     44      26      19       3

Bush:
7/23/00     59     20      39     38      24      13       3
2/27/00     61     22      39     37      17      20       2
9/2/99      66     22      44     31      23       8       3

22. Thinking about his candidacy for president so far, how enthusiastic are you about [NAME] - very enthusiastic, fairly enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?


6/15/08 - Summary Table

            --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not Enthusiastic ----     No
            NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
a. Obama    55     28      27     44       18         26          1
b. McCain   42      9      33     57       28         29          1

a. No trend.

b. McCain
               --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not Enthusiastic ----     No
               NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
6/15/08        42      9      33     57      28          29          1
2/27/00        50     15      35     48      27          21          2

Compare to:

               --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not Enthusiastic ----     No
               NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
Gore:
4/2/00         45     17     28      55      23          32          *
2/27/00        43     17     26      56      23          33          1
3/14/99        39     12     27      59      24          35          1

Bush:
4/2/00         50     20     29      50      24          26          *
2/27/00        50     18     32      50      19          30          1
3/14/99        55     17     38      42      21          21          3

Compare to: 
7/17/95 - Summary table

               --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not Enthusiastic ----     No
               NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
Bill Clinton   46     15     31      54      16          38          *
Bob Dole       35      8     27      64      24          39          1
Ross Perot     24      9     15      75      18          58          *

23. Regardless of who you may support, do you think Barack Obama does or does not have the kind of experience it takes to serve effectively as president?

          Does   Does not   No opinion
6/15/08    50       46           4
3/2/08     49       45           6

24. If McCain were elected president, do you think he'd (mainly lead the country in a new direction), or (mainly continue in George W. Bush's direction)?

             New        Same        No
          direction   direction   opinion
6/15/08      38          57          5
  

25. Do you think [NAME] views on most issues are too (liberal) for you, too (conservative) for you, or just about right?

a. Obama

            Too         Too        About     No
          liberal   conservative   right   opinion
6/15/08     36            5         52        7
3/2/08      31            6         56        7

b. McCain

            Too         Too        About     No
          liberal   conservative   right   opinion
6/15/08     19           34         40        8
3/2/08      16           34         41        8 
2/27/00     16           19         55       11
2/24/00     20           16         49       15
2/6/00      15           22         46       16

 

26. Some people say a president (should NOT meet with leaders of foreign countries that are hostile toward the United States, because it could reward their behavior and make the U.S. look weak). Others say a president (SHOULD be willing to meet with leaders of foreign countries that are hostile toward the United States because talking can improve relations and avoid confrontation.) Which of these views comes closer to your own?

           Should not   Should     No
             meet       meet    opinion
6/15/08       20         77        3

27. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) Who did you want to see win the Democratic nomination for president this year - (Hillary Clinton) or (Barack Obama)?

NET LEANED SUPPORT

          Hillary   Barack   Other    Neither     No
          Clinton   Obama    (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
6/15/08     39        59       1         1         1

28. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) Thinking about the outcome of the Democratic primaries, would you describe yourself as (enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry)?

          --- Enthusiastic/Satisfied ---   --- Dissatisfied/Angry ---    No
          NET   Enthusiastic   Satisfied   NET   Dissatisfied   Angry   opin.
6/15/08   75         32           43       24         21          4       1

29. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) Who would you like Obama to choose as his vice presidential running-mate? (OPEN-ENDED)


                    6/15/08   5/11/08   3/2/08
Hillary Clinton       46        39       36 
John Edwards           8        10       11
Bill Richardson        2         3        3
Jim Webb               2         1        *
Al Gore                1         2        1
Joe Biden              1         *        1
Colin Powell           *         *        *
Evan Bayh              *         *        *
Kathleen Sebelius      *         *        *  
Sam Nunn               *         *        *
Tom Daschle            *         *        *
Anthony Zinni          0         0        *
Chris Dodd             0         0        *
Joe Lieberman          0         *        *
Mike Bloomberg         0         *        *
Ted Strickland         0         0        *
Wesley Clark           0         0        *
Other                  5         4        8
None                   0         *        0
Up to him (vol.)       4         4        5
No opinion            31        36       34

30. Would having Hillary Clinton as Obama's vice presidential running-mate make you more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket in November, more likely to vote for the Republican ticket, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?


          Democratic   Republican    Wouldn't make     Would not      No 
            ticket       ticket     much difference   vote (vol.)   opinion 
6/15/08       23           22              52               1          1
5/11/08       25           18              54               3          1

31. When it comes to representing the interests of [ITEM] do you think that as president Obama would do 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?


6/15/08 - Summary Table

              ------ Too much ------   ----- Too little -----
                      Big    Not big         Not big    Big     About the   No
              NET   concern  concern   NET   concern  concern   right amt   op. 
a. African
   Americans  17        9        8      4        2        2         73       6
b. Middle-
   class
   Americans   7        5        2     22        4       18         66       4

32. When it comes to representing the interests of [ITEM] do you think that as president McCain would do 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?


6/15/08 - Summary Table

              ------ Too much ------   ----- Too little -----
                      Big    Not big         Not big    Big     About the   No
              NET   concern  concern   NET   concern  concern   right amt   op. 
a. Large
   business
   corps.     40       31        9     16        8        8         38       6
b. Middle-
   class
   Americans   2        2        1     49        8       41         44       4

33. On another subject, do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

              ------ Legal ------   ----- Illegal -----                      
                     All    Most          Most     All      No                 
              NET   cases   cases   NET   cases   cases   opinion  
6/15/08       53     18      35     44     28      16        3
1/12/08       57     21      36     40     25      15        3 
12/9/07       53     18      35     44     27      17        3
11/1/07       55     19      36     43     27      16        2 
7/21/07       56     23      34     41     28      14        2             
2/25/07       56     16      39     42     31      12        2             
12/18/0       56     17      40     41     27      13        3             
4/24/05       56     20      36     42     27      14        3  
12/19/04      55     21      34     42     25      17        3  
5/23/04       54     23      31     44     23      20        2  
1/20/03       57     23      34     42     25      17        2
8/12/01       49     22      27     48     28      20        3
6/24/01       52     22      31     43     23      20        4                 
1/15/01       59     21      38     39     25      14        1                 
9/6/00   RV   55     20      35     42     25      16        3                 
7/23/00       53     20      33     43     26      17        4                 
9/2/99        56     20      37     42     26      15        2                 
3/14/99       55     21      34     42     27      15        3                 
7/12/98       54     19      35     42     29      13        4                 
8/5/96        56     22      34     41     27      14        3                 
6/30/96       58     24      34     40     25      14        2                 
10/1/95       60     26      35     37     25      12        3                 
9/21/95       60     24      36     36     25      11        4                 
7/17/95       59     27      32     40     26      14        1

34. Which of these do you think is more important: (providing health care coverage for all Americans, even if it means raising taxes) or (holding down taxes, even if it means some Americans do not have health care coverage)?


           Providing healthcare   Holding down     No
            for all Americans        taxes       opinion  
6/15/08            66                  31           3
9/30/07            70                  27           3
9/12/06            68                  28           4    
10/13/03           79                  17           4    
12/15/99           71                  26           3

35. Do you think the government should (offer tax breaks for companies to develop alternative energy sources,) or should it (leave it to the marketplace to develop alternative energy sources, without tax breaks)?

          Offer tax   Leave it to
            breaks    marketplace   No opinion            
6/15/08       63          32             4

36. 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
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
7/8/92            55              38             7

37. Generally speaking, do you think race relations in the United States are excellent, good, not so good or poor?

--- Positive ---   ----- Negative ------       
                 NET   Ex.   Good   NET   Not good   Poor   No opinion

6/15/08 All      51     4     47    47       36       12        1
        Whites   53     3     50    46       36       10        1
Blacks   36     4     32    63       43       20        1
        Others   50     5     45    46       31       15        3

1/20/03 All      52     3     49    45       35       10        3
        Whites   54     2     52    43       36        7        3
        Blacks   44     4     40    55       37       18        1
        Others   49     5     44    47       32       15        4

6/8/97  All      31     1     30    68       46       22        2
        Whites   33     1     31    66       46       19        2
        Blacks   24     2     23    75       42       34        1

5/7/96  All      28     4     24    69       44       25        3
        Whites   28     4     24    70       47       23        2
        Blacks   20     1     20    76       38       38        4

4/30/92 All      21     1     20    77       45       32        2 
        Whites   24     1     23    75       47       28        1
        Blacks   11     1     10    88       29       59        1

3/3/92  All      32     2     30    66       45       21        2
        Whites   34     2     32    64       44       20        2
        Blacks   21     2     19    78       48       30        2

38. Do you think Obama's candidacy will do more to (help) or more to (hurt) race relations in this country, or won't it make much of a difference?


                                 Won't make        No
                 Help   Hurt   much difference   opinion
6/15/08 All       42     15          40             3
        Whites    38     17          43             2
        Blacks    60      8          31             2

39. Do you yourself know any (black/white) person whom you consider a fairly close personal friend? (Asked of non-blacks about blacks, asked of blacks about whites)

                         Yes   No   No opinion

6/15/08 All              81    18        *
        Whites           79    20        *
        Blacks           92     8        0

6/12/05 All              76    24        *
        Whites           75    25        *
        Blacks           82    18        0

1/20/03 All              77    23        *
        Whites           75    25        0
        Blacks           83    17        0

6/8/97  Whites           71    29        *
        Blacks           83    17        0

5/7/96  Whites           69    31        *
        Blacks           77    22        1

10/3/89 Whites           66    34        *
        Blacks           80    20        *

1/14/86 Blacks           69    30        1

3/6/81  Whites           54    46        *
        Blacks           69    31        *

40. Do you think blacks who live in your community experience racial discrimination, or not? IF YES: Do you think it happens often, occasionally, or rarely?

                 ------------ Yes ------------        No blacks     No   
                 NET   Often   Occas.   Rarely   No     (vol.)    opinion
6/15/08 All      49      15      25        9     45        3         3
        Whites   46      12      26        8     48        3         3
        Blacks   54      15      26       12     44        0         3
        Others   59      29      21        9     36        2         3

1/20/03 All      43      11      25        6     50        4         2
        Whites   40       9      25        6     52        5         3     
        Blacks   58      23      28        7     40        1         1
        Others   45      14      26        5     50        2         3

41. Do you consider yourself to be a feminist, or not?

             Yes   No   No opinion   
6/15/08      19    77        3
9/30/07      22    75        3
4/30/06*     24    69        7
5/24/05*     19    75        6
6/17/01**    23    73        4
12/16/99*    17    77        6
9/20/97*     19    75        6
10/11/91**   30    60       10
*CBS News  **Gallup

42. If you honestly assessed yourself, would you say that you have at least some feelings of racial prejudice?


                   Yes   No   No opinion
6/15/08   All      30    69       2
          Whites   30    69       1
          Blacks   34    65       1
          Others   27    69       4
		  
Compare to:
If you honestly assessed yourself, would you say that you have at least some racist feelings?

10/19/99  All      34    66       *
          Whites   32    67       *
          Blacks   40    60       1

43. Do you or does anyone in your house own a gun, or not?

           Yes   No   No opinion
6/15/08    42    58        *
4/22/07    45    55        0
10/8/06    42    58        *
10/20/02   41    59        *
5/10/00    45    55        *
4/2/00     43    56        *
9/2/99     44    56        *
5/16/99    46    53        *

44. (ASKED OF GUN OWNERS) What kind of gun or guns would that be - handgun, shotgun, rifle or what? (ACCEPT UP TO 4 RESPONSES)

          Handgun   Shotgun   Rifle   Other   No opinion
6/15/08     59         55      64       2         2
9/2/99      53         63      59       2         2

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

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
6/15/08        38            24              34           4         1
5/11/08        34            28              34           4         1
4/13/08        35            29              30           5         1
3/2/08         40            28              28           3         1
2/1/08         37            26              32           4         1
1/12/08        39            27              29           5         1
12/9/07        37            24              33           5         1
11/1/07        35            29              31           4         1
9/30/07        33            24              36           6         1
9/7/07         31            24              38           6         1
7/21/07        35            23              35           6         *
6/1/07         32            25              38           5         1
4/15/07        36            25              33           6         *
2/25/07        35            26              35           3         1
1/19/07        36            24              35           5         1
12/11/06       34            24              36           5         1
11/4/06        33            30              32           3         2
10/22/06       30            28              36           4         2
10/8/06        38            27              31           3         1
9/7/06         33            32              30           3         2
8/6/06         34            27              34           4         1
6/25/06        33            28              35           3         *
5/15/06        34            28              33           4         1
5/11/06        33            30              33           3         1
4/9/06         34            29              34           3         0
3/5/06         32            28              36           3         1
1/26/06        32            27              34           6         *
1/8/06         31            30              34           5         1
12/18/05       33            32              33           2         *
11/2/05        31            27              38           3         1
9/11/05        31            27              34           8         1
9/2/05         32            31              31           5         2
8/28/05        32            29              33           5         1
6/26/05        34            28              32           5         1
6/5/05         30            31              34           4         *
4/24/05        35            28              32           5         *

904. Do you lean more towards the:

         Democratic Party    Republican Party    (VOL) Neither    No op.
6/15/08        43                   37                 19           2
5/11/08        50                   29                 19           2
4/13/08        42                   37                 19           2
3/2/08         46                   26                 22           5
2/1/08         43                   30                 23           4
1/12/08        38                   26                 32           4
12/9/07        39                   32                 24           4
11/1/07        42                   34                 22           2
9/30/07        38                   34                 27           1
9/7/07         40                   27                 28           5
7/21/07        42                   34                 22           1
6/1/07         45                   27                 26           2
4/15/07        39                   30                 29           2
2/25/07        42                   33                 24           1
1/19/07        50                   27                 20           3
12/11/06       44                   32                 23           1
NET LEANED PARTY:

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
6/15/08        54            38               7           1         *
5/11/08        53            39               6           2         *
4/13/08        50            42               6           2         *
3/2/08         55            36               7           1         1
2/1/08         53            37               8           2         1
1/12/08        52            36               9           3         *
12/9/07        53            36               8           3         *
11/1/07        50            41               6           2         1
9/30/07        50            38               9           2         *
9/7/07         49            36              11           3         1
7/21/07        53            38               7           3         0
6/1/07         52            36              10           2         1
4/15/07        51            37              10           2         *
2/25/07        52            39               8           1         *
1/19/07        56            34               7           2         *
12/11/06       52            38               7           3         *

905. Are you registered to vote at your present address, or not?

             Yes     No     No opinion
6/15/08      81      18          1
5/11/08      82      18          *
4/13/08      83      17          *
3/2/08       84      15          1
2/1/08       80      19          1
1/12/08      82      17          1
12/9/07      82      18          1
11/1/07      81      19          1
9/30/07      81      18          1
9/7/07       80      19          1
7/21/07      84      16          *
6/1/07       82      18          *
4/15/07      85      15          *
2/25/07      84      16          *
1/19/07      80      20          *
12/11/06     84      16          *
11/4/06      80      19          *
10/22/06     78      22          3
10/8/06      85      15          *
9/7/06       81      19          *
8/6/06       85      15          0
6/25/06      83      17          1
5/15/06      83      17          *
5/11/06      84      16          *
4/9/06       83      17          0
1/26/06      81      19          *
12/18/05     86      14          *
11/2/05      86      14          *

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.
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

909. What was the last grade of school you completed?

High school or less        15
Graduated high school      32
Some college               23
Graduated College          20
Post-graduate              11


910.  What is your age?

18-29                      22
30-39                      18
40-49                      18
50-64                      27
65+                        16


911. What, if anything, is your religion?

                                      Christian       Other Non-         No
           Protestant   Catholic   (Non-Protestant)   Christian   None   op. 
6/15/08        42          24              12              5       15     *
5/11/08        42          22              15              4       15     *
4/13/08        45          22              14              4       13     1
3/2/08         42          21              12              5       17     *
2/1/08         42          21              13              5       17     *
1/12/08        44          21              14              4       15     *
12/9/07        43          21              13              4       16     1
11/1/07        46          21              15              6       13     1
9/30/07        44          21              14              6       15     *
9/7/07         46          21              14              4       13     *
7/21/07        46          20              14              5       12     *
6/1/07         44          22              14              4       15     1
4/15/07        42          21              17              5       13     1
2/25/07        44          21              14              6       14     *
1/19/07        44          23              10              5       14     1
12/11/06       42          21              12              2       16     1
11/4/06        48          23              12              2       12     1
10/22/06       44          21              14              3       15     1
10/8/06        44          19              13              5       15     *
9/7/06         46          19              12              6       14     1
8/6/06         45          23              12              3       16     1
6/25/06        45          23              12              4       14     *
5/15/06        46          22              14              4       12     *
5/11/06        46          24              10              4       13     1
4/9/06         42          24              14              5       14     *
3/5/06         44          21              14              4       14     *
1/26/06        46          24              11              4       14     1
1/8/06         45          20              12              4       15     1
12/18/05       44          21              13              3       15     1
11/2/05        46          21              11              6       15     *
9/11/05        44          23              12              3       15     *
8/28/05        44          23              14              3       13     1
6/26/05        46          22              10              4       16     *
6/5/05         47          23              11              4       14     *
4/24/05        47          21              12              4       14     1

911b. (IF CHRISTIAN) Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not?

            Yes     No     No opin.
6/15/08     40      57         3
5/11/08     40      56         4
4/13/08     43      54         3
3/2/08      42      56         2
2/1/08      43      56         2
1/12/08     40      57         3
12/9/07     44      54         2
11/1/07     41      56         3
9/30/07     42      55         3
9/7/07      44      54         3
7/21/07     45      54         1
6/1/07      42      56         3
4/15/07     40      58         2
2/25/07     42      55         3
1/19/07     43      55         2
12/11/06    44      53         3
11/4/06     43      55         2
10/22/06    43      53         4
10/8/06     44      55         1
9/7/06      45      53         2
8/6/06      46      51         3
6/25/06     42      55         3
5/15/06     42      56         1
5/11/06     38      60         2
4/9/06      40      59         1
3/5/06      46      53         1
1/26/06     44      54         2
1/8/06      45      51         3
12/18/05    43      54         2
11/2/05     41      57         2
9/11/05     40      58         2
8/28/05     43      54         3
6/26/05     42      55         3
6/5/05      44      54         2
4/24/05     42      56         2

914. Are you:

Never
             Married  Separated  Divorced   Widowed  Married
6/15/08        53         2         10         9       26
5/11/08        55         2          9         8       25
4/13/08        53         1         12         8       26
3/2/08         54         3         10         7       27
2/1/08         56         3         10         8       24
1/12/08        55         3         12         7       23
12/9/07        57         2         10         8       23
11/1/07        58         4         11         7       21
9/30/07        53         2         12         7       26
7/21/07        57         3         10         6       23
6/1/07         56         2         10         7       25
4/15/07        58         2         11         8       22
2/25/07        58         2         10         9       21
1/19/07        58         4         10         7       20

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+
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

Q921. Sex

Male               48
Female             52

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