Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone August 19-22, 2008, among a random national sample of 1,108 adults and 916 registered voters, 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 and among registered voters have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Error margins are higher for subgroups. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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 
8/22/08  RV   84     42     42     16       11        5        *
7/13/08  RV   79     36     42     21       12        9        1
7/13/08       73     32     41     26       14       12        1
6/15/08  RV   80     39     41     20       10       10        *
6/15/08       75     34     41     25       12       13        *
5/11/08  RV   85     45     40     15       12        3        0  
5/11/08       83     39     44     17       13        5        0  
4/13/08  RV   87     42     45     13        9        4        *  
4/13/08       84     37     47     16       11        5        *  
3/2/08   RV   87     47     40     12        8        4        * 
3/2/08        84     42     42     15       11        4        * 
2/1/08   RV   86     40     46     14       10        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        *

2004: 
8/29/04  RV   81     43     38     20       13        7        *
8/1/04   RV   80     41     39     20       13        7        *
7/25/04       73     34     39     27       15       12        *
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        *

2000:
8/20/00  RV   74     28     46     26       16       10        1
8/10/00  RV   72     29     43     29       18       11        *
8/6/00        53     17     36     47       22       25        *
7/29/00       51     16     35     49       25       24        *
7/23/00       50     14     36     50       25       25        *
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
8/18/88  RV   68     26     42     31       20       11        0
8/15/88  RV   70     27     43     31       19       12        0
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. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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
8/22/08 RV     84         10          4         2            *           *
7/13/08 RV     79         10          7         3            2           0
7/13/08        69         11          8         7            5           *
6/15/08 RV     80          9          7         3            1           *
6/15/08        71          9          8         7            4           *
3/2/08         78          9          7         4            2           *

3. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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 - REGISTERED VOTERS

                           Other    Neither   Would not       No
          Obama   McCain   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
8/22/08     49      43       *         3          2            3
7/13/08     50      42       1         3          1            2
6/15/08     49      45       1         3          1            3
5/11/08     51      44       *         2          1            1
4/13/08     49      44       *         3          3            2
3/2/08      53      40       *         2          1            3 
2/1/08      47      48       1         1          1            2
1/19/07     47      45       *         3          1            4

NET LEANED VOTE - LIKELY VOTERS

                           Other    Neither   Would not       No
          Obama   McCain   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
8/22/08     49      45       *         2          0            4
7/13/08     49      46       1         2          0            2
6/15/08     47      48       1         2          0            2

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?


             Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No
              vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
8/22/08 RV      73        24     11       13         3
7/13/08 RV      72        25     10       15         3
7/13/08         72        25     11       14         3
6/15/08         70        28     12       16         2
5/11/08         69        29     15       14         2
9/26/04 RV      82        16      4       12         2
9/8/04  RV      84        14      6        8         2
8/29/04 RV      81        18      7       11         1
8/1/04  RV      80        19      7       12         1
7/25/04 RV      78        20      7       13         2
7/11/04 RV      79        21      7       13         1
6/20/04 RV      73        26     12       14         *
6/20/04         71        28     13       15         1

Barack Obama:

             Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No 
              vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
8/22/08 RV       74       23      7       15         4
7/13/08 RV       72       23      9       14         5
7/13/08          75       21      9       12         4
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
8/22/08 RV       72       25     14       11         2
7/13/08 RV       71       28     12       17         1
7/13/08          68       31     14       17         1
6/15/08          69       31     17       13         1
5/11/08          66       32     17       15         2

5. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If the 2008 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were {(Barack Obama, the Democrat), (John McCain, the Republican)}, {(Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate), and (Ralph Nader, as an independent candidate)}, for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE - REGISTERED VOTERS

                                          Other    None     Would not     No
          Obama   McCain   Barr   Nader   (vol.)  (vol.)   vote (vol.)  opinion
8/22/08     47      40       4      4       1        1         1           3
7/13/08     49      39       2      5       1        2         1           2

NET LEANED VOTE - LIKELY VOTERS
                                     Other    None     Would not     No
          Obama   McCain   Barr   Nader   (vol.)  (vol.)   vote (vol.)  opinion
8/22/08     48      42       3      3       1        1         *           2
7/13/08     49      43       2      4       *        1         0           2

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
8/22/08       30       13         17      66       16         50         4
7/13/08       28       12         16      69       13         56         3
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  
8/22/08          19        78        2
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. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Thinking ahead to the November presidential election, what is the single most important issue in your choice for president?

                           ------------- 2008 --------------  ----- 2007 ----
                           8/22  6/15  5/11  4/13  2/1  1/12  12/9  11/1  9/7
                            RV    RV
Social Security              *     *     *     *     *    1     1     2     1
Iran/Situation in Iran       *     0     *     0     0    *     0     *     0
Global warming               *     0     0     0     *    *     *     *     *
None/Nothing                 0     *     *     *     *    *     1     *     *
Other                        8     6     7     7     6    9     7     9     7
No opinion                   6     6     6     5     7    7     7     8     9

*Separately:
Economy/Jobs                39    34    36    41    39   29    24    14    11
Gas/Oil prices/Energy        4     6     2     1     *    1     0     0     0

9. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (NAME)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

8/22/08 - Summary Table*

                     ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------  No   
                     NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  op.
a. Barack Obama      62       37         25      34       13         21      4
b. John McCain       59       25         34      37       15         22      4
c. Hillary Clinton   52       29         23      44       14         30      4
d. Michelle Obama    51       26         25      30       14         16     19
e. Cindy McCain      47       16         32      20       10         10     33
f. Bill Clinton      55       30         25      43       15         28      2
*Full sample asked items a-b, half sample asked items c-d, other half sample asked items e-f.

Trend where available:

a. Barack Obama

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/22/08  RV   62       37         25      34       13         21         4
6/15/08  RV   62       34         27      34       11         23         4
6/15/08       63       35         28      33       12         21         4
4/13/08  RV   57       28         30      39       14         24         4
4/13/08       56       28         28      39       14         25         5
1/12/08  RV   65       33         31      30       14         16         6
1/12/08       63       31         32      30       14         16         7
11/1/07  RV   51       20         31      37       17         20        12  
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
8/22/08  RV   59       25         34      37       15         22         4
6/15/08  RV   57       20         38      39       18         20         4
6/15/08       56       18         38      39       18         21         5
4/13/08  RV   52       16         36      41       19         22         6
4/13/08       53       17         36      40       19         21         7
1/12/08  RV   61       25         36      31       18         13         8
1/12/08       59       24         35      30       17         13        11
11/1/07  RV   45       10         35      43       23         19        13  
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
8/22/08  RV   52       29         23      44       14         30         4
6/15/08  RV   53       26         27      44       17         27         3
6/15/08       54       26         28      43       17         26         3
4/13/08  RV   44       21         23      55       16         39         1
4/13/08       44       22         23      54       15         39         2
1/12/08  RV   57       32         25      41       10         31         2
1/12/08       58       32         26      40       11         29         2   
11/1/07  RV   49       28         21      47       11         36         4  
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. Michelle Obama

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------  No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  op.
8/22/08  RV   51       26         25      30       14         16     19
6/15/08  RV   48       20         28      30       11         19     22
6/15/08       48       21         27      29       11         18     23

e. Cindy McCain

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------  No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  op.
8/22/08  RV   47       16         32      20       10         10     33
6/15/08  RV   43       11         32      21       12          9     36
6/15/08       49       10         28      25       13         12     36

f. Bill Clinton

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/22/08  RV   55       30         25      43       15         28         2
4/13/08  RV   47       26         21      51       16         35         2
4/13/08       47       25         22      51       16         34         3
2/1/08   RV   55       32         23      43       14         29         2  
2/1/08        55       32         23      42       15         27         3  
2/25/07       55       33         22      42       13         30         2     
1/19/07       61       NA         NA      37       NA         NA         2 
5/15/06       59       36         24      39       13         25         2
12/15/00      56       NA         NA      40       NA         NA         4
7/23/00       44       23         21      50       36         13         6
6/6/99*       52       NA         NA      44       NA         NA         4
2/14/99       57       32         25      40       29         11         3
1/30/99       54       35         19      42       30         12         3
9/28/98       48       NA         NA      47       NA         NA         5
8/23/98       45       NA         NA      49       NA         NA         6
8/21/98       56       NA         NA      40       NA         NA         4
8/19/98       39       NA         NA      57       NA         NA         4
7/12/98       54       NA         NA      40       NA         NA         6
5/12/98       54       NA         NA      42       NA         NA         4
4/4/98        55       NA         NA      39       NA         NA         6
2/18/98       56       NA         NA      41       NA         NA         3
1/30/98       60       NA         NA      35       NA         NA         6
1/25/98       54       NA         NA      42       NA         NA         5
1/24/98       51       NA         NA      44       NA         NA         5
1/19/98       59       NA         NA      35       NA         NA         6
1/12/98       59       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         7
10/13/97      59       NA         NA      37       NA         NA         4
9/10/97       57       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         5
3/9/97        60       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         3
9/4/96   RV   58       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         4
6/30/96       56       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         5
10/30/95      54       NA         NA      41       NA         NA         6
7/17/95       59       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         3
6/8/95        53       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         4
3/19/95       55       NA         NA      42       NA         NA         3
10/31/94      51       NA         NA      44       NA         NA         5
5/15/94       57       NA         NA      40       NA         NA         3
3/27/94       59       NA         NA      37       NA         NA         4
1/23/94       60       NA         NA      32       NA         NA         8
11/14/93      58       NA         NA      37       NA         NA         5
11/11/93      52       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         6
8/8/93        56       NA         NA      39       NA         NA         5
4/26/93       59       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        12
2/23/93       59       NA         NA      30       NA         NA        11
1/17/93       68       NA         NA      20       NA         NA        11
10/18/92 LV   56       NA         NA      36       NA         NA         8
9/27/92  LV   55       NA         NA      36       NA         NA         9
8/23/92  RV   54       NA         NA      36       NA         NA        10
7/19/92  RV   58       NA         NA      23       NA         NA        18
7/8/92        52       NA         NA      33       NA         NA        15
6/7/92        41       NA         NA      38       NA         NA        21
3/18/92       37       NA         NA      37       NA         NA        26
3/11/92       39       NA         NA      31       NA         NA        30
2/2/92        37       NA         NA      24       NA         NA        39
1/27/92       23       NA         NA      11       NA         NA        66
10/21/91      13       NA         NA       9       NA         NA        78
*Post poll

10. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (ITEM)?

8/22/08 - Summary Table*

                          Favorable   Unfavorable   No opinion
a. The Democratic Party      58           36             5
b. The Republican Party      47           49             4
*Half sample asked a, other half sample asked b.

Trend:

a. The Democratic Party

              Favorable   Unfavorable   No opinion
8/22/08  RV      58           36             5
11/1/07  RV      52           44             4
11/1/07          51           45             5
3/5/06           55           41             4
6/5/05           51           47             2
12/15/02         56           37             6
1/27/02          56           36             8
7/30/01          60           36             4
12/15/00         64           25            11
1/16/00          56           35             9
1/10/00*         61           33             6
1/10/00  LV      58           37             5
11/21/99         51           41             8
5/2/99           53           37            10
2/21/99          55           37             8
2/13/99          56           38             6
2/8/99           57           37             6
1/10/99          57           35             8
12/20/98         57           30            13
12/16/98         58           32            10
10/29/97         54           39             7
9/1/96   RV      60           36             4
8/18/96  RV      55           41             4
8/7/96   RV      57           38             5
4/10/96          55           38             7
4/19/95          51           43             6
7/8/92   RV      54           38             8    
*1/10/00 and previous: Gallup

b. The Republican Party

              Favorable   Unfavorable   No opinion
8/22/08  RV      47           49             4
11/1/07  RV      39           57             4
11/1/07          39           56             5
3/5/06           51           46             3 
6/5/05           49           49             2
12/15/02         56           38             5
1/27/02          63           30             7
7/30/01          51           46             3
12/15/00         54           35            11
1/16/00          53           37            10
1/10/00*         53           41             6
1/10/00  LV      56           39             5
11/21/99         50           44             6
5/2/99           47           44             9
2/21/99          45           46             9
2/13/99          40           54             5
2/8/99           45           47             8
1/10/99          40           52             8
12/20/98         31           57            12
12/16/98         43           47            10
10/29/97         50           42             8
9/1/96   RV      50           45             5
8/18/96  RV      55           41             4
8/7/96   RV      51           44             5
4/10/96          52           41             7
4/19/95          52           42             6
7/8/92   RV      53           39             8
*1/10/00 and previous: Gallup

11. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle [ITEM] - (Obama) or (McCain)?

8/22/08 - Summary Table* 
                                              Both    Neither     No
                            Obama   McCain   (vol.)   
(vol.)    opinion
a. The economy               50       39        2        5         4
b. The war in Iraq           46       46        1        4         3
c. Immigration issues        40       46        1        9         4
d. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism         38       52        3        5         2
e. U.S. relations with
   Russia                    41       46        3        5         5
f. Energy policy             49       42        3        4         2
g. International affairs     43       51        1        2         3
h. Social issues, such as
   abortion and gay civil   
   unions                    52       39        2        4         4
i. An unexpected major 
   crisis                    41       52        2        2         3
j. Taxes                     44       45        1        5         5

*Full sample asked items a-b, half sample asked items c-f, other half sample asked items g-j.

Trend where available:

a. The economy
                               Both    Neither     No 
             Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
8/22/08 RV    50       39        2        5         4
7/13/08 RV    54       37        2        6         3
7/13/08       54       35        2        6         3
6/15/08 RV    52       37        2        5         5 
6/15/08       52       36        2        5         4 
5/11/08 RV    48       38        2        8         4
5/11/08       48       38        2        8         4
3/2/08  RV    50       37        2        6         5
3/2/08        49       37        2        6         6

b. The war in Iraq    

8/22/08 RV    46       46        1        4         3
7/13/08 RV    44       49        1        3         3
7/13/08       45       47        1        4         3
6/15/08 RV    45       48        *        3         3
6/15/08       46       47        *        3         4
5/11/08 RV    46       46        1        5         3
5/11/08       46       45        1        5         3
3/2/08  RV    44       48        *        4         4
3/2/08        43       48        1        4         5

c. Immigration issues     

8/22/08 RV    40       46        1        9         4
8/22/08       40       46        1        9         4
7/13/08 RV    46       40        4        6         4
7/13/08       48       38        4        7         3
5/11/08 RV    42       37        3       11         7
5/11/08       42       37        3       10         7
3/2/08  RV    48       36        1        6         8
3/2/08        48       35        3        6         8

d. The U.S. campaign against terrorism      

8/22/08 RV    38       52        3        5         2
7/13/08 RV    39       54        2        3         1
7/13/08       43       49        2        4         1
6/15/08 RV    37       57        2        2         3
6/15/08       39       53        2        3         4
5/11/08 RV    33       55        5        4         3
5/11/08       34       55        4        4         3
3/2/08  RV    32       57        1        3         5
3/2/08        33       58        2        3         5

e. No trend.

f. Energy policy

8/22/08 RV    49       42        3        4         2
6/15/08 RV    50       39        1        5         6
6/15/08       51       36        1        5         6

g. International affairs

8/22/08 RV    43       51        1        2         3
7/13/08 RV    45       47        2        2         4
7/13/08       45       45        2        3         4
6/15/08 RV    41       50        3        3         3
6/15/08       43       49        2        2         3

h. Social issues, such as abortion and gay civil unions

8/22/08 RV    52       39        2        4         4
7/13/08 RV    58       33        1        5         3
7/13/08       56       32        2        5         6

i. An unexpected major crisis

8/22/08 RV    41       52        2        2         3
7/13/08 RV    42       51        3        2         3
7/13/08       41       50        3        3         3

j. Taxes

8/22/08 RV    44       45        1        5         5
6/15/08 RV    47       42        1        6         5
6/15/08       48       40        1        6         6

12. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you think [ITEM] - (Obama) or (McCain)?

8/22/08 - Summary Table*

                                                    Both     Neither     No 
                                   Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. better represents your own
   personal values                  50       43       2        3          2
b. is more consistent in his
   positions                        41       47       3        6          3
c. has better knowledge of
   world affairs                    31       62       3        2          2
d. is the stronger leader           49       44       3        2          2
e. is more optimistic               64       28       3        2          3
f. is more honest and 
   trustworthy                      39       38      10        9          4
g. better understands the
   problems of people like you      49       36       3        9          2
h. would do more to stand up to
   lobbyists and other special
   interest groups                  53       32       2        8          5
i. would work better with both
   (Democrats) and (Republicans)   
   in Congress                      49       37       6        4          4
j. would be a better commander-
   in-chief of the military         29       61       2        3          4
*Half sample asked items a-e, other half sample asked items f-j.

Trend where available:

a. better represents your own personal values

                               Both    Neither     No 
             Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
8/22/08 RV    50       43        2        3         2
6/15/08 RV    49       41        1        6         2
6/15/08       51       38        2        5         3
b. is more consistent in his positions

8/22/08 RV    41       47        3        6         3
7/13/08 RV    44       45        3        4         4
7/13/08       45       43        3        5         4

c. has better knowledge of world affairs               

8/22/08 RV    31       62        3        2         2
7/13/08 RV    27       64        3        3         3
7/13/08       26       63        4        3         4
5/11/08 RV    21       66        5        2         6
5/11/08       24       65        4        2         5
3/2/08        24       64        4        3         5

d. is the stronger leader

8/22/08 RV    49       44        3        2         2
6/15/08 RV    44       47        3        1         4
6/15/08       46       46        3        1         4
5/11/08 RV    42       47        3        2         5
5/11/08       42       46        3        2         6
3/2/08  RV    40       53        1        1         5
3/2/08        40       51        2        1         6

e. No trend.

f. is more honest and trustworthy

8/22/08 RV    39       38       10        9         4
7/13/08 RV    43       40        7        6         4
7/13/08       45       38        6        7         4

g. better understands the problems of people like you
8/22/08 RV    49       36        3        9         2
6/15/08 RV    53       36        1        7         4
6/15/08       53       35        1        7         4
5/11/08 RV    53       35        3        6         3
5/11/08       54       35        2        5         3
3/2/08  RV    55       29        2        7         7
3/2/08        56       29        2        7         7

h. would do more to stand up to lobbyists and special interest groups

8/22/08 RV    53       32        2        8         5
6/15/08 RV    53       35        2        5         5
6/15/08       51       36        2        6         5

i. No trend.

j. No trend.

13. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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
8/22/08 RV        47              44           6        2         1
7/13/08 RV        47              46           5        *         1
7/13/08           46              47           5        *         1
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

14. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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?

8/22/08 - Summary Table

            --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not enthusiastic ----     No
            NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
a. Obama    58     27      31     42       15         27          *
b. McCain   47     13      34     52       24         27          1

Trend where available:

a. Obama

             --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not enthusiastic ----     No
             NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
8/22/08 RV   58     27      31     42      15          27          *
6/15/08 RV   54     26      28     45      17          28          1
6/15/08      55     28      27     44      18          26          1

b. McCain

8/22/08 RV   47     13      34     52      24          27          1
6/15/08 RV   43      9      33     57      27          29          1
6/15/08      42      9      33     57      28          29          1
2/27/00 RV   53     15      37     45      26          19          2
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
Kerry:
6/20/04 RV     47     18     30       53      18          35         0
6/20/04        47     17     30       53      19          33         0

Bush:
6/20/04 RV     43     23     20       57      16          41         *
6/20/04        42     21     21       58      18          39         *

Gore:
4/2/00  RV     46     18     28      54      23          31          *
4/2/00         45     17     28      55      23          32          *
2/27/00 RV     42     17     25      57      23          34          *
2/27/00        43     17     26      56      23          33          1
3/14/99        39     12     27      59      24          35          1

Bush:
4/2/00  RV     50     21     28      50      24          26          *
4/2/00         50     20     29      50      24          26          *
2/27/00 RV     50     18     32      50      19          31          *
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          *

15. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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
8/22/08 RV    50       47           3
6/15/08 RV    48       48           4
6/15/08       50       46           4
3/2/08  RV    49       46           5
3/2/08        49       45           6

16. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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
8/22/08 RV      40          57          4
6/15/08 RV      41          55          5
6/15/08         38          57          5

17. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) So far during this campaign, do you think [NAME] has been mainly (attacking his opponent) or mainly (addressing the issues)?

8/22/08 - Summary Table

             Attacking     Addressing     No
            his opponent   the issues   opinion      
a. Obama         29            64          8
b. McCain        48            45          7

18. (ASKED OF REGISTERED 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
8/22/08 RV     42        55       *         1         1
7/13/08 RV     44        52       2         2         *
7/13/08        41        54       2         3         1
6/15/08 RV     38        55       2         3         3
6/15/08        37        55       2         4         3

19. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If elected, [ITEM]. If you honestly assessed yourself, is that something with which you're entirely comfortable, somewhat comfortable, somewhat uncomfortable or entirely uncomfortable?

8/22/08 - Summary Table

                  ------ Comfortable ------   ----- Uncomfortable -----   No
                  NET   Entirely   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Entirely   op.
a. McCain would   
   take office
   at age 72      55       30         25      45       24         20       1
b. Obama would
   be the first   
   African-
   American
   president      87       70         17      11        6          6       2

20. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you think McCain is trying to make Obama's racial background more of an issue in the campaign than it should be, less of an issue, or is he handling it about right?

             More   Less   About right   No opinion
8/22/08 RV    25     13        58             4

21. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you think Obama is trying to make his racial background more of an issue in the campaign than it should be, less of an issue, or is he handling it about right?

             More   Less   About right   No opinion
8/22/08 RV    23     11        64             2

22. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) As you may know, the (Democratic) and (Republican) parties will be holding their national conventions in the next few weeks. How important will these conventions be in helping you decide how to vote for president in November - extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or less important than that?


             ----- Important ------   -------- Less important -------    No
             NET   Extremely   Very   NET   Somewhat   Less than that   opin.
8/22/08 RV   29       12        16    71       27            43           1

23. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If Obama chooses [NAME] as his vice presidential running mate, would that make you more likely to vote for Obama, less likely, or wouldn't it make any difference in your vote?


8/22/08 - Summary Table*

                          More     Less        No         No
                         likely   likely   difference   opinion
a. New York Senator
   Hillary Clinton         32       20         46          2
b. Virginia Governor
   Tim Kaine                5        9         83          4
c. Indiana Senator
   Evan Bayh                6        9         81          4
d. Delaware Senator
   Joe Biden               13       10         75          3
e. Kansas Governor
   Kathleen Sebelius        7        9         80          4
f. Connecticut Senator   
   Chris Dodd               5       10         81          4
*Half sample asked items a-c; other half sample asked items d-f.

24. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If McCain chooses [NAME] as his vice presidential running mate, would that make you more likely to vote for McCain, less likely, or wouldn't it make any difference in your vote?

8/22/08 - Summary Table*

                           More     Less        No         No
                          likely   likely   difference   opinion
a. Former Massachusetts   
   Governor Mitt Romney     20       16         63          1
b. Connecticut Senator
   Joe Lieberman            12       19         68          1
c. South Dakota Senator
   John Thune                4       11         81          5
d. Minnesota Governor
   Tim Pawlenty              4        6         86          5
e. Former Pennsylvania
   Governor Tom Ridge        5       11         80          4
f. Florida Governor
   Charlie Crist             4        8         83          5
*Half sample asked items a-c; other half sample asked items d-f.

25. Do you think it's possible your child could grow up to be president or not?

              Yes   No   No children (vol.)   No opinion
8/22/08  RV   50    41         9                   *
8/22/08       49    40        10                   1
10/27/92 RV   50    46         3                   1
5/8/88*       59    34        NA                   8
*AP poll

26. Do you think Obama's nomination for president (represents progress for all blacks in America more generally), or do you think it (is only a single case that does not reflect broader progress for blacks overall)?

          Progress for     Only a
           all blacks    single case   No opinion
8/22/08        71            21             8


27. If elected, do you think Obama would serve as a leading role model to young black men, or do you think young black men would not see Obama as a leading role model?

          Would serve as   Would not be seen
            role model       as role model     No opinion
8/22/08        76                 17                7


28. Does Obama's nomination as the first black presidential candidate make you more proud to be an American, less proud, or does it not affect your feelings about being an American?

          More proud   Less proud   Does not affect   No opinion
8/22/08       36            2             60               1

29. 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 
8/22/08 RV    36       23         13      62       11         50         2
8/22/08       35       22         13      63       13         50         2
7/13/08 RV    36       23         13      62       13         49         2
7/13/08       36       22         13      63       13         50         1
6/15/08 RV    34       22         12      63       10         53         3
6/15/08       34       21         13      63        9         54         3
4/13/08 RV    34       24         10      64       10         54         2 
4/13/08       34       24         11      64       11         52         2 
3/2/08  RV    34       24         10      64       11         53         2
3/2/08        34       24         11      63       12         51         2
2/1/08  RV    35       22         13      64       11         53         1
2/1/08        34       23         11      65       11         53         1
1/12/08 RV    35       23         12      63       13         50         2
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  RV   50       37         14      47       10         37         3 
7/25/04       49       36         13      48       11         37         3 
7/11/04  RV   45       35         10      53       10         43         2
7/11/04       45       34         10      53       12         42         2
6/20/04  RV   46       32         14      52       13         40         1 
6/20/04       47       32         14      52       13         39         2 
5/23/04  RV   49       33         16      50       12         38         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"

30. Do you think the United States is or is not making significant progress toward restoring civil order in Iraq?

                Is making            Is not making         No  
           significant progress   significant progress   opinion
8/22/08 RV         52                     44                4
8/22/08            50                     46                4
7/13/08 RV         46                     51                3
7/13/08            46                     51                3
4/13/08 RV         40                     56                3
4/13/08            40                     57                3
3/2/08  RV         44                     51                5
3/2/08             43                     51                6
2/1/08  RV         45                     52                3
2/1/08             42                     54                4
1/12/08 RV         43                     54                3
1/12/08            42                     54                4
12/9/07            41                     55                4
11/1/07            39                     59                2 
9/7/07             36                     60                4 
6/1/07             32                     64                4
12/11/06           31                     66                3
6/25/06            48                     49                2
3/5/06             43                     56                2
12/18/05           60                     37                2
11/2/05            44                     55                2 
8/28/05            48                     50                2 
6/26/05            48                     51                1
12/19/04           44                     49                7
6/20/04  RV        53                     47                1
6/20/04            51                     48                3

31. Thinking about Russia, do you feel that Russia is a close ally of the U.S., is friendly but not a close ally, is not friendly but not an enemy, or is unfriendly and is an enemy of the U.S.?

              ----- Positive ------   ------ Negative -------
              NET   Ally   Friendly   NET   Unfriendly  Enemy    No opinion
8/22/08       40      4       35      53       37        16           8
5/19/02       62     10       53      31       24         7           7
10/22/01*     58     17       41      33       27         6           9
8/14/00       36      5       31      50       36        14          13
8/17/98       45      6       39      48       35        13           6
8/26/97       49      6       43      45       32        13           6
11/11/96      44      8       36      43       31        12          12
9/3/95**      46      4       42      51       37        14           3
2/6/94        56      7       49      38       29         9           6
5/4/93        66     10       56      27       20         7           6
2/24/91       63     14       49      34       27         7           3
8/29/89***    47      5       42      49       29        20           4
2/24/87***    13      2       11      76       37        39          11
9/14/83***     5      1        4      93       30        63           2
6/11/83***     7      1        6      88       36        52           5
11/28/82***    9      1        8      85       34        51           5
7/23/80***    10      1        9      85       37        48           5
1/22/79**     24      3       21      65       38        27          11 
*10/22/01 and previous: Harris

**Wording: "or is an enemy..."

***Wording: "or is unfriendly and an enemy..."

1979-1991 Wording: Soviet Union

32. How concerned are you that current tensions between the United States and Russia could lead to a new cold war - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all?

                  ----- Concerned -----   ----- Not concerned -----     No
          NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not so   Not at all   opinion
8/22/08   63     24       38      35      21         15          2

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 
			  8/22/08       54     22      32     44     26      18        3
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. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If McCain picked a vice-presidential candidate who supports legal abortion, would that make you more likely to vote for McCain, less likely, or wouldn't it make any difference in your vote?

              More     Less        No         No
             likely   likely   difference   opinion
8/22/08 RV      9       19         72          1

Compare to:

Say Bush chooses a vice presidential running mate who supports legal abortion. Would that make you more likely or less likely to support Bush for president, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?


              More     Less        No         No
             likely   likely   difference   opinion
7/23/00 RV     12       20         67          1
7/23/00        12       20         66          1


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

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
8/22/08 RV     36            26              33           5         *
8/22/08        36            23              34           6         1
7/13/08 RV     37            27              31           5         *
7/13/08        37            24              33           6         1
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         *

NET LEANED PARTY, including those leaning toward the Democratic or Republican parties:

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
8/22/08 RV     52            41               5           2         *
8/22/08        53            37               6           3         1
7/13/08 RV     51            41               7           2         *
7/13/08        52            38               8           2         *
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
8/22/08      78      21          1
7/13/08      81      19          1
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          *

Ideology. 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.
8/22/08 RV     23         42            33                  1             1
8/22/08        22         41            33                  2             2
7/13/08 RV     19         44            35                  2             1
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

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

		All   RV
Less than high school      15   12
Graduated high school      31   29
Some college               24   25   
Graduated College          20   23
Post-graduate               9   10   


Age. What is your age?
                          All   RV
18-29                      22   16
30-39                      16   16
40-49                      20   21
50-64                      25   28
65+                        17   19


Religion. What, if anything, is your religion?

                                      Christian       Other Non-         No
           Protestant   Catholic   (Non-Protestant)   Christian   None   op. 
8/22/08 RV     42          21              13              5       15     1
8/22/08        42          19              16              5       16     1
7/13/08 RV     46          21              13              4       11     *
7/13/08        44          21              12              4       13     *
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.
8/22/08 RV  44      54         3
8/22/08     46      51         3
7/13/08 RV  46      50         4
7/13/08     45      51         4
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

912b. Are you, or is anyone in your household, a military veteran?

             ------------------ Yes ------------------
                  Resp  Other HH      Both resp and
             NET   is   member is   other HH member are   No   No op. 
8/22/08 RV   31    14      16                1            69     0
7/13/08 RV   31    12      18                1            69     *
7/13/08      30    12      17                2            70     *
3/2/08       28    12      14                1            72     *
2/1/08       25    10      13                1            75     0
9/30/07      30    13      16                1            70     0
9/7/07       28    13      14                1            72     *
4/15/07      31    14      16                1            69     *
2/25/07      26    13      12                1            74     0
1/19/07      31    14      16                1            69     *
12/11/06     28    13      14                1            72     *

914. Are you:

                                                      Never
             Married  Separated  Divorced   Widowed  Married
8/22/08 RV     64         3          9         5       18
8/22/08        59         3          9         5       24
7/13/08 RV     59         3         10         8       20
7/13/08        55         3         10         8       25
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

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+
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
Sex
		     All  RV
Male               48  47
Female             52  53

34. Do you think homosexuals who DO publicly disclose their sexual orientation should be allowed to serve in the military or not?


           Yes   No   No opinion
7/13/08    75    22        3
1/15/01    62    35        3
5/23/93    44    55        2

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


            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
7/13/08        37            24              33           6         1
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.
7/13/08        39                   34                 25           1
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.
7/13/08        52            38               8           2         *
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
7/13/08      81      19          1
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.
7/15/08        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

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


Less than high school      15
Graduated high school      31
Some college               23
Graduated College          19
Post-graduate              11

910. What is your age?


18-29                      21
30-39                      17
40-49                      20
50-64                      24
65+                        17

911. What, if anything, is your religion?


                                      Christian       Other Non-         No
           Protestant   Catholic   (Non-Protestant)   Christian   None   op. 
7/13/08        44          21              12              4       16     *
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.
7/13/08     45      51         4
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

912b. Are you, or is anyone in your household, a military veteran?


             ------------------ Yes ------------------
                  Resp  Other HH      Both resp and
             NET   is   member is   other HH member are   No   No op. 
7/13/08      30    12      17                2            70     *
3/2/08       28    12      14                1            72     *
2/1/08       25    10      13                1            75     0
9/30/07      30    13      16                1            70     0
9/7/07       28    13      14                1            72     *
4/15/07      31    14      16                1            69     *
2/25/07      26    13      12                1            74     0
1/19/07      31    14      16                1            69     *
12/11/06     28    13      14                1            72     *

914. Are you:


                                                      Never
             Married  Separated  Divorced   Widowed  Married
7/13/08        55         3         10         8       25
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

916. Do you or does anyone in your household belong to a labor union, or not?


             ------------------ Yes ------------------
                  Resp  Other HH      Both resp and
             NET   is   member is   other HH member are   No   No op. 
7/13/08      14     8       5                1            85     *
9/30/07      16     9       6                1            83     1
6/1/07       14     7       6                1            85     *
4/15/07      15     8       5                1            85     0
2/25/07      17    10       6                2            83     *

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+
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

Q921. Sex


Male               48
Female             52

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