Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone June 2-5, 2011, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; it is four points for the sample of 874 registered voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

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

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11        47       27         20      49       13         37         4
5/2/11*       56       29         27      38       14         24         6
4/17/11       47       27         21      50       12         37         3
3/13/11       51       27         24      45       12         33         4
1/16/11       54       30         23      43       15         28         3
12/12/10      49       24         25      47       15         32         4
10/28/10      50       27         23      45       11         34         5
10/28/10 LV   46       31         15      52        8         44         2
10/3/10       50       26         24      47       13         34         3
9/2/10        46       24         22      52       14         38         3
7/11/10       50       28         22      47       12         35         3
6/6/10        52       30         22      45       12         33         4
4/25/10       54       31         23      44       11         33         3
3/26/10       53       34         20      43        8         35         3
2/8/10        51       29         22      46       12         33         3
1/15/10       53       30         24      44       13         32         2
12/13/09      50       31         18      46       13         33         4
11/15/09      56       32         23      42       13         29         2
10/18/09      57       33         23      40       11         29         3
9/12/09       54       35         19      43       12         31         3
8/17/09       57       35         21      40       11         29         3
7/18/09       59       38         22      37        9         28         4
6/21/09       65       36         29      31       10         22         4
4/24/09       69       42         27      26        8         18         4
3/29/09       66       40         26      29        9         20         5
2/22/09       68       43         25      25        8         17         7
*Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll

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

6/5/11 - Summary Table*

                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
a. The economy      40       20         20      59       10         49         2
b. The federal
   budget deficit   33       16         17      61       12         49         6
c. The situation
   in Afghanistan   52       23         29      41       15         26         7
d. The threat of
   terrorism        60       35         25      34       13         21         6
e. The situation
   in Libya         44       20         24      41       13         28        15
*Full sample asked item a; half sample asked items b-c; other half sample asked items d-e.

a. The economy

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11        40       20         20      59       10         49         2
5/2/11*       40       18         22      55       16         39         4
4/17/11       42       23         19      57       11         46         2
3/13/11       43       22         21      55       13         41         2
1/16/11       46       22         24      51       13         38         2
12/12/10      43       21         22      54       15         39         3
10/28/10 RV   44       21         23      54       15         39         3
10/28/10 LV   42       23         19      55       10         45         2
10/3/10       45       22         23      53       13         41         2
9/2/10        41       20         21      57       13         44         2
7/11/10       43       20         23      54       13         41         4
6/6/10        50       26         24      49       12         37         2
4/25/10       49       24         25      49       10         39         2
3/26/10       45       23         22      52       12         40         3
2/8/10        45       22         23      53       15         38         2
1/15/10       47       22         24      52       13         39         1
12/13/09      46       23         24      52       12         40         2
11/15/09      51       26         25      47       12         36         2
10/18/09      50       29         22      48       13         35         1
9/12/09       51       28         24      46       13         33         2
8/17/09       52       27         25      46       13         33         2
7/18/09       52       29         23      46       10         35         3
6/21/09       56       28         28      41       13         27         3
4/24/09       58       31         28      38       13         25         4
3/29/09       60       34         25      38       12         26         3
2/22/09       60       NA         NA      34       NA         NA         6
*Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll

b. The federal budget deficit

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11     33       16         17      61       12         49         6
4/17/11    39       21         18      58       11         47         3
3/13/11    39       18         20      55       13         42         6
1/16/11    43       21         22      52       11         41         6
12/12/10   38       16         22      55       19         36         7
9/2/10     39       18         20      58       13         45         3
7/11/10    40       20         20      56       11         45         4
6/6/10     39       22         17      56       13         42         6
4/25/10    40       20         20      55       14         42         5
3/26/10    43       22         21      52       14         38         5
2/8/10     40       17         23      56       16         40         4
1/15/10    38       18         20      56       15         41         6
12/13/09   37       16         21      56       12         44         6
11/15/09   42       19         23      53       10         43         5
10/18/09   45       20         25      51       14         37         4
9/12/09    39       17         22      55       13         42         6
8/17/09    41       19         22      53       12         41         5
7/18/09    43       19         24      49       11         38         8
6/21/09    48       22         26      48       13         35         5
4/24/09    51       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         7
3/29/09    52       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         5

c. The situation in Afghanistan**

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11     52       23         29      41       15         26         7
5/2/11*    60       28         32      29       15         14        11
4/17/11    44       17         27      49       17         31         7
1/16/11    49       19         30      41       17         24        10
12/12/10   45       17         28      46       16         30        10
7/11/10    45       20         25      45       14         31        10
4/25/10    56       20         36      36       16         20         7
3/26/10    53       25         29      35       15         20        12
1/15/10    50       22         28      45       18         27         6
12/13/09   52       24         28      44       13         32         4
11/15/09   45       23         23      48       16         32         6
10/18/09   45       22         23      47       17         31         7
9/12/09    55       23         33      37       17         21         7
8/17/09    60       25         35      33       14         19         7
7/18/09    62       33         29      30       13         17         8
4/24/09    63       NA         NA      26       NA         NA        11
*Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll

d. The threat of terrorism***

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11     60       35         25      34       13         21         6
5/2/11*    69       42         27      21        9         12        10
2/8/10     56       28         28      39       14         25         5
1/15/10    55       31         23      42       14         28         4
11/15/09   53       31         22      41       14         27         6
9/12/09    55       31         24      34       12         23        11
6/21/09    57       NA         NA      36       NA         NA         7
4/21/09**  57       NA         NA      26       NA         NA        17
*Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll
**Pew

e. The situation in Libya

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11    44       20         24      41       13         28        15
4/17/11   42       23         19      49       19         30         9
3/13/11   45       24         22      34       14         20        21

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

                Right     Wrong     No 
              direction   track   opinion  
6/5/11           32        66        2
1/16/11          38        60        3
12/12/10         31        67        2
10/28/10 RV      27        71        2
10/28/10 LV      27        71        2
6/6/10           37        60        3
3/26/10          38        60        2
1/15/10          37        62        1
11/15/09         44        55        2
10/18/09         44        54        2
8/17/09          44        55        1
6/21/09          47        50        3
4/24/09          50        48        2
3/29/09          42        57        1
2/22/09          31        67        2
1/16/09          19        78        3
12/14/08         15        82        3
10/25/08 LV      13        85        2
10/11/08 RV       8        90        2
9/22/08  RV      14        83        3
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 LV      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            
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

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

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

5. When it comes to finding the right balance between [cutting government spending that is not needed] and [continuing government spending that is needed], who do you trust to do a better job - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

          Obama   Reps   Both (vol.)   Neither (vol.)   No opinion
6/5/11     41      44         2              11              2
4/17/11    45      44         2               7              2
3/13/11    43      42         2              10              3

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

6/5/11 - Summary Table
                                                    Both    Neither     No
                                    Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. Handling the economy              42      45       2        9         2
b. Handling the federal budget
   deficit                           39      47       2       10         2
c. Protecting the Medicare system    49      35       2       10         4
d. Creating jobs                     43      42       2       11         2

Trend:

a. Handling the economy

                           Both    Neither     No
           Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
6/5/11      42      45       2        9         2
3/13/11     46      34       2       15         4
1/16/11     46      41       3        7         3
12/12/10    44      45       2        7         2
4/25/10     49      38       1        9         2
2/8/10      47      42       1        7         2
12/13/09    48      36       1       12         3
11/15/09    52      37       1        8         1
9/12/09     48      37       1       12         2
7/18/09     56      33       1        9         2
6/21/09     55      31       2        9         2
4/24/09     61      24       2       11         2
3/29/09     58      25       1       14         2
2/22/09     61      26       1        9         3

b. Handling the federal budget deficit

                           Both    Neither     No
           Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
6/5/11      39      47       2       10         2
3/13/11     45      36       2       14         4
1/16/11     44      41       4        8         2
12/12/10    39      47       2        9         4
4/25/10     45      41       1       10         3
2/8/10      45      43       1        9         1
9/12/09     50      36       1       12         1
7/18/09     54      35       *        9         2
6/21/09     56      30       2        9         2

c. Protecting the Medicare system

                           Both    Neither     No
           Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
6/5/11      49      35       2       10         4

Compare to: 

Preserving the Medicare system
                           Both    Neither     No
          Clinton  Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/30/95    58      34       1        6         2
10/1/95     54      37       1        4         4
7/17/95*    53      36       1        6         3
*Protecting the Medicare system

d. Creating jobs

                           Both    Neither     No
           Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
6/5/11      43      42       2       11         2
2/8/10      48      41       2        8         2

7. I am going to mention four phrases and ask you which one best describes how you feel about the way the federal government works. Do you feel enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?

              ----- Positive -------   ----- Negative -----
                    Enthusi-  Satis-         Dissat-          None/     No
              NET   astic     fied     NET   isfied   Angry   Other   opinion
6/5/11        30      3        27      69      44      25      NA        1
10/28/10      27      4        23      72      51      21                1
10/28/10 LV   23      3        20      76      50      25                1
10/3/10       29      4        25      71      46      25                *
9/2/10        22      2        20      78      52      25                *
7/11/10       36      4        32      64      43      21                1
6/6/10        30      2        28      69      45      25                1
4/25/10       30      4        26      69      51      18                1
2/8/10        32      3        29      67      48      19                *
10/29/03      42      2        41      57      42      15                *
11/4/02  LV   49      4        45      50      41       9                1
11/3/02  LV   50      5        45      49      40       9                1
11/2/02  LV   51      6        45      49      40       9                1
10/27/02      50      4        47      49      42       7                1
10/27/02 LV   53      3        50      47      41       6                1
2/21/02       56      7        49      43      36       7                1
12/15/00      59      4        55      39      34       6                1
2/14/99       52      3        48      47      35      12                1
9/28/98       50      4        46      49      36      12                1
9/28/98  LV   48      4        44      50      37      14                1
8/16/98*      41      2        39      57      46      11       "        1
1/19/98       46      2        43      53      45       8       1        *
8/27/97       34      2        33      64      52      11       2        1
3/17/96       29      2        27      70      54      16      NA        *
5/14/95       48      3        45      50      41       9      NA        1
1/4/95        29      2        27      69      53      16       *        1
11/6/94  RV   28      2        26      70      49      21       1        1
10/31/94      26      1        25      73      55      18       1        1
10/23/94      28      1        26      71      52      20       *        *
10/9/94       25      2        24      72      53      19       2        *
9/11/94       26      2        25      73      53      20      NA        *
3/27/94       30      1        29      68      48      20       1        1
2/28/93       33      4        29      66      50      16       *        *
10/4/92  LV   17      1        16      81      56      25       1        1
10/4/92  RV   17      1        16      81      56      25       1        1
7/8/92        23      1        22      76      53      23       *        1
6/7/92        21      1        20      79      58      21       *        1
4/9/92        21      1        20      79      55      24       1        *
3/18/92       22      1        21      77      54      23       1        *
3/11/92       18      1        17      80      60      20       1        1
*After 8/16/98: No "None/other" option recorded

8. Changing topics: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not: [ITEM]?

6/5/11 - Summary Table
                                                    Yes   No   No opinion
a. He understands the problems of people like you   49    49        2
b. He is a strong leader                            55    44        1
c. He shares your values                            49    49        3

Trend:

a. He understands the problems of people like you

          Yes   No   No opinion    
6/5/11    49    49        2
1/16/11   58    40        2
9/2/10    50    48        2
6/6/10    51    48        2
3/26/10   56    43        2
1/15/10   57    42        2
7/18/09   63    35        1
4/24/09   73    25        1
1/16/09   72    24        4

b. He is a strong leader

          Yes   No   No opinion    
6/5/11    55    44        1
6/6/10    57    43        1 
3/26/10   65    33        2
1/15/10   63    35        1
7/18/09   71    27        2
4/24/09   77    22        2
1/16/09   72    18       10

c. He shares your values

          Yes   No   No opinion    
6/5/11    49    49        3
9/2/10    49    50        1
1/15/10   55    43        1
4/24/09   60    38        2 
1/16/09   67    30        3
7/13/08   56    39        5

9. If you were to name one thing that Obama has done especially well as president recently, what would it be?

                                    6/5/11
Finding/killing Osama bin Laden       29
Economy                                7
International issues                   6
Health care/medical insurance          5
Security/terrorism                     4
Jobs/employment                        2
Politics/dealing with Republicans      2
Disaster response/relief               2
War/military affairs                   2
Speeches/communication skills          2
Government spending/deficit/debt       1
Positive personal attributes
(strength, leadership, like him)       7
Politics/dealing with the
Taxes                                  *
Social issues/abortion/gay
 marriage                              *
Everything                             1
Nothing                               16
Other                                  7
No opinion                             9

10. If you were to name one thing that Obama has done especially poorly as president recently, what would it be?

                                    6/5/11
Economy                               18
International issues                   8
Government spending/deficit/debt       7
Health care/medical insurance          7
Politics/dealing with Republicans      6
Security/terrorism                     5
Jobs/employment                        5
War/military affairs                   3
Taxes                                  1
Speeches/communication skills          1
 marriage                              1
Gas prices                             *
Immigration                            1
Negative personal attributes
 (lack of strength, lack of
 leadership, don’t like him)           5
Politics/dealing with the
Disaster response/relief               *
Social issues/abortion/gay
Everything                             4
Nothing                               12
Other                                  6
No opinion                            11

11. (IF NAMED ITEM FOR EACH) Which one of the two things you mentioned do you feel is the more important: the thing Obama has done well or the thing Obama has done poorly?

           Thing        Thing      Both equally     No
         done well   done poorly      (vol.)      opinion
6/5/11      40           56              3           1

12. On another subject, would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor?

              ------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No
              NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion 
6/5/11        11        1        10    89        46         44       *
1/16/11       13        1        12    87        45         41       *
10/28/10       9        *         9    90        41         49       1
10/28/10 LV    8        *         7    92        42         50       1
10/3/10        9        1         8    90        40         50       *
9/2/10         8        *         7    92        40         53       0
7/11/10       10        1         9    90        44         46       0
6/6/10        12        *        11    88        43         45       0
1/16/09        5        1         5    94        32         62       *
9/22/08        9        *         9    91        34         57       *
4/13/08       10        1         9    90        39         51       *
2/1/08        19        1        18    81        43         38       0
12/9/07       28        3        25    72        40         32       *
11/1/07       35        3        32    64        39         26       *
4/15/07       42        5        37    57        37         20       *
12/11/06      50        7        42    50        36         14       *
10/22/06      55       10        45    45        28         17       *
10/8/06       47        7        40    53        37         16       *
3/5/06        43        5        38    57        37         19       *
1/26/06       40        5        35    60        37         23       *
12/18/05      45        5        39    55        38         17       *
11/2/05       35        3        32    65        36         29       *
9/11/05       40        3        37    59        37         22       1
6/5/05        44        3        40    56        38         19       *
4/24/05       37        2        35    63        44         20       *
9/26/04  RV   46        3        43    53        38         15       1
8/29/04  RV   45        3        41    55        37         18       *
7/25/04       46        4        42    53        39         14       *
6/20/04       45        4        41    55        38         17       *
4/18/04       43        4        39    57        39         18       *
3/7/04        39        2        37    60        38         22       1
1/18/04       42        3        39    58        42         16       0
12/21/03      42        4        39    57        41         16       1
10/29/03      33        1        32    67        45         23       *
9/13/03       30        2        27    70        45         25       *
8/11/03       32        2        30    68        43         25       *
4/30/03       35        1        34    64        46         19       *
2/9/03        28        1        27    72        49         23       *
1/20/03       25        1        25    74        48         26       1
12/15/02      35        1        33    65        44         21       1
11/4/02  LV   28        1        27    72        55         17       1
11/3/02  LV   27        1        26    72        56         17       1
11/2/02  LV   29        1        28    71        54         17       *
9/26/02       31        2        28    69        50         19       *
7/15/02       39        3        36    61        44         17       1
2/21/02       30        1        29    69        51         18       *
1/27/02       31        1        29    69        50         19       *
9/20/01       38        3        35    60        47         14       2
9/9/01        33        1        32    66        47         19       *
7/30/01       50        3        46    50        39         12       *
4/22/01       50        3        47    50        40          9       *
1/15/01       70       10        59    29        24          6       1
10/27/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *
10/26/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *
6/11/00       74       17        57    26        19          6       *
2/27/00       80       25        55    20        14          5       *
10/31/99      74       18        56    26        18          7       1
9/2/99        76       19        57    23        16          6       1
3/14/99       80       22        58    19        15          4       1
11/1/98       73       12        61    26        21          5       1
11/1/98  LV   78       13        65    22        19          3       *
10/13/97      61       12        49    39        27         11       *

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

             Has   Has not   No opinion
6/5/11       42      57           1
3/13/11      46      53           1
12/12/10     41      57           2
10/5/10*     34      63           2
2/8/10       45      53           1
12/13/09**   50      49           1     
11/15/09     44      54           1
*ABC News / Yahoo! News poll
**Add "Regardless of whether or not the recession is over..."

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

           Strong   Weak   No opinion   
6/5/11       17      81         2
2/8/10       25      75         1
12/13/09     24      73         3

13/14 NET:

           - Recovery's begun-   
           NET   Strong   Weak   Has not   No opinion
6/5/11     42       7      34      57           1
2/8/10     45      11      34      53           1
12/13/09   50      12      36      49           1

15. Do you think efforts to reduce the federal deficit (should be taken now), or (should wait until after the economy improves)?

                 After economy
           Now     improves      No opinion
6/5/11     64         33              3
12/12/10   56         40              4

16. Overall, what do you think is the best way to reduce the federal budget deficit - (by cutting federal spending), (by increasing taxes), or by a combination of both?

           Cutting federal   Increasing   Combination     No
              spending         taxes        of both     opinion
6/5/11           37              4            57           2
4/17/11          36              3            59           2
3/13/11          31              3            64           3
12/12/10         36              2            60           1

17. If deficit reduction comes both from (cutting spending) and from (increasing taxes), should it be more from (cutting spending), or more from (increasing taxes), or should it be half from each?

         Cutting    Increasing   Half from     No
         spending     taxes        each      opinion
6/5/11      52           8          39          2

18. As you may have heard, in August the federal government will reach its debt limit. Unless Congress raises the amount of money the government can borrow, the government would not be able to borrow more to fund its operations and pay its debts. If the limit is not raised, do you think that would or would not cause serious harm to the U.S. economy?

         Would   Would not   No opinion
6/5/11    71        22            6

19. Would you support or oppose raising the government's debt limit while also making deep cuts in spending on federal programs? IF OPPOSE: Is that because you (oppose raising the debt limit) or because you (oppose deep cuts in federal spending)?

                  ---------------- Oppose ----------------
                          Raising      Deep cuts     Both      No
         Support   NET   debt limit   in spending   (vol.)   opinion
6/5/11     51      44        23           15           7        5

20. Republicans in the House of Representatives approved a budget plan that would change Medicare, the government health insurance program for the elderly. These changes would affect Americans currently under age 55. From what you’ve heard about it, do you support or oppose this new plan for Medicare? Do you support/oppose this strongly or somewhat?

       
         -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
         NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11   32       16         16      49       15         35        19

21. Is it your impression that this new plan would require future generations of Medicare recipients - that is, those who are currently under age 55 - to pay (more), (less), or about the same amount for their health insurance than they would pay under the Medicare program as it works now?

         More   Less   Same amount   No opinion
6/5/11    49     10        27            13

22. On another subject: All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting, or not? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

            ----- Worth fighting ----   --- Not worth fighting --     No 
            NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion 
6/5/11      43       23         20      54       15         40         3
3/13/11     31       17         14      64       16         49         5
12/12/10    34       18         16      60       18         43         5
7/11/10     43       24         19      53       15         38         4
6/6/10      44       26         18      53       13         41         3
4/25/10     45       26         19      52       15         38         3
12/13/09    52       33         19      44       10         35         4
11/15/09    44       30         14      52       14         38         4
10/18/09*   47       28         19      49       13         36         4 
9/12/09     46       28         18      51       14         37         3
8/17/09     47       31         15      51       10         41         3
7/18/09     51       34         18      45       11         34         4
3/29/09     56       37         19      41       12         28         4
2/22/09     50       34         17      47        9         37         3
12/14/08    55       NA         NA      39       NA         NA         5
7/13/08     51       NA         NA      45                             4
2/25/07     56       NA         NA      41        “          “         3
*10/18/09 "was" and "has been" wording half sampled. Previous "was."

23. Do you think the war in Afghanistan has or has not contributed to the long-term security of the United States? IF YES: Has it contributed to the long-term security of the United States a great deal, or somewhat?

           ------- Contributed -------   Has     No
           NET   Great deal   Somewhat   not   opinion
6/5/11     57        25          32      39       4
12/12/10   53        22          32      40       6
7/11/10    53        25          28      44       3

24. (HALF SAMPLE) Do you think the United States should or should not withdraw a substantial number of U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan this summer?

          Should   Should not   No opinion
6/5/11      73         23            4
3/13/11     73         21            5

25. (HALF SAMPLE) Do you think the United States will or will not withdraw a substantial number of U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan this summer?

          Will   Will not   No opinion
6/5/11     43       50           7
3/13/11    39       53           8

26. Do you think the killing of Osama bin Laden has made the al Qaeda [al KY-da] terrorist network (more) of a threat to the United States, (less) of a threat, or has it not changed the level of threat posed by al Qaeda?

         More of    Less of      Not changed       No
         a threat   a threat   level of threat   opinion
6/5/11      27         24            48             1

27. Changing topics: A coalition of international forces has been enforcing a no fly-zone over Libya, and attacking Libyan forces when they're believed to be threatening civilians. Do you support or oppose the participation of U.S. military aircraft in this effort?

          Support   Oppose   No opinion
6/5/11      58        37          5
4/17/11     56        40          4

Compare to: (HALF SAMPLE) You may have heard about the idea that U.S. military aircraft could participate in creating a no-fly zone over Libya in order to keep Gaddafi's air force from attacking rebel-held areas. Is this something you would support or oppose?

          Support   Oppose   No opinion
3/13/11     56        37          7

28. (IF SUPPORT U.S. MILITARY PARTICIPATION) Should this military action (be carried out only to protect Libyan civilians), or should it (also seek to remove Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi [MOA-mar ka-DAFI] from power)?

          Only to protect    Also seek to      No
             civilians      remove Gaddafi   opinion
6/5/11          45                50            5
4/17/11         40                58            2 

27/28 NET:

          -------------------- Support ------------------
                Only to protect    Also seek to                        No
          NET      civilians      remove Gadaffi   DK/REF   Oppose   opinion
6/5/11    58          26                29            3       37        5
4/17/11   56          22                32            2       40        4

29. (IF SUPPORT U.S. MILITARY PARTICIPATION) Do you think the level of U.S. military involvement in the situation with Libya should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same as it is now?

          Increased   Decreased   Same   No opinion
6/5/11       15          11        71         3
4/17/11      18          11        68         3

27/29 NET:

          ------------------ Support ----------------              No
          NET   Increased   Decreased   Same   DK/REF   Oppose   opinion
6/5/11    58        9           6        41       2       37        5
4/17/11   56       10           6        38       2       40        4

30. On another subject: Thinking about the next election in November 2012, right now, are you inclined to vote to re-elect your representative in Congress in the next election or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?

                                       Depends
               Re-elect   Look around   (vol.)    No opinion
6/5/11   All      34          55           4            6
6/5/11   RV       37          53           4            6 
10/28/10 All      32          50           7           11
10/28/10 RV       35          52           7            6
10/28/10 LV       40          49           6            5
10/3/10  All      29          55           9            7
10/3/10  RV       31          55           8            6
9/2/10   All      31          58           5            6
9/2/10   RV       33          57           5            5
7/11/10  All      25          60           6            8
7/11/10  RV       26          62           6            6
6/6/10   All      29          60           5            6
6/6/10   RV       30          59           5            5
4/25/10  RV       32          57           7            4
2/8/10   ALL      36          56           4            4
2/8/10   RV       37          56           5            3
11/15/09 All      38          50           6            5
5/15/06  All      35          55           6            4
5/15/06  RV       37          54           6            3
6/5/05   All      40          50           8            3
2/21/02  All      40          48           7            6
2/21/02  RV       43          47           7            4
10/31/99 RV       43          47           9            2
9/28/98  LV       52          42          NA            6
7/12/98  All      42          44           5           10
7/12/98  RV       46          43           5            6
1/19/98  All      47          41           7            4
1/19/98  RV       49          41           7            3
8/27/97  All      34          52           9            5
11/6/94  RV       37          47           7            8
10/31/94 RV       37          56           2            5
10/23/94 RV       34          58           4            5
9/11/94  RV       39          52           4            5
6/26/94  All      35          54           6            5
6/26/94  RV       38          53           6            3
3/27/94  All      32          56           6            7
3/27/94  RV       34          55           6            5
1/23/94  All      32          46          10           12
1/23/94  RV       35          44          10           10
11/14/93 All      38          52           5            5
11/14/93 RV       40          51           5            4
8/21/92  RV       35          48           5           12
7/8/92   All      34          54           3            9
7/8/92   RV       36          54           3            6
6/7/92   All      36          53           4            7
6/7/92   RV       39          53           4            5
4/9/92   All      33          56           3            8
4/9/92   RV       35          56           3            7
3/18/92  All      35          56           3            5
3/18/92  RV       36          56           4            4
3/11/92  All      36          54           3            7
2/2/92   All      38          51           4            7
2/2/92   RV       41          49           4            5
10/21/91 All      31          55           7            6
10/21/91 RV       32          56           8            5
6/2/91   All      37          49           5            9
11/4/90  LV       41          50          NA            8
10/14/90 All      36          57          NA            7
5/21/90  All      43          50           3            3
5/23/89  All      45          44           4            6

31. How closely are you following the presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not closely at all?

              ---- Closely -----   ---- Not closely -----     No
              NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not too   At all   opinion
6/5/11        61     22     39     38       23       15        *
6/5/11   RV   65     25     41     35       22       13        0

11/3/08  RV   91     64     28      8        5        4        *
11/2/08  RV   90     63     28      9        5        4        *
11/1/08  RV   90     61     29     10        6        4        *
10/31/08 RV   89     60     29     11        7        4        *
10/30/08 RV   89     59     29     11        7        4        *
10/29/08 RV   89     60     30     10        6        4        *
10/28/08 RV   90     59     31     10        6        4        *
10/27/08 RV   91     60     31      9        5        4        *
10/26/08 RV   90     60     30      9        5        4        *
10/25/08 RV   89     59     30     11        6        5        *
10/24/08 RV   89     60     28     11        6        5        *
10/23/08 RV   88     58     30     12        6        6        *
10/22/08 RV   89     57     32     11        6        5        *
10/21/08 RV   90     58     32     10        6        4        *
10/20/08 RV   90     57     34     10        6        4        *
10/19/08 RV   90     57     33     10        6        3        *  
10/11/08 RV   92     59     33      8        4        4        *
9/29/08  RV   89     58     31     11        7        5        * 
9/22/08  RV   91     55     36      9        5        4        0
9/7/08   RV   89     51     38     10        6        5        *
8/22/08  RV   84     42     42     16       11        5        *
7/13/08  RV   79     36     42     21       12        9        1
6/15/08       75     34     41     25       12       13        *
5/11/08       83     39     44     17       13        5        0  
4/13/08       84     37     47     16       11        5        *  
3/2/08        84     42     42     15       11        4        * 
2/1/08        81     35     46     19       12        7        *
1/12/08       79     32     47     21       15        6        *  
12/9/07       72     21     51     28       19        8        *
11/1/07       67     21     46     33       22       12        0  
9/30/07       69     21     48     30       21       10        * 
7/21/07       70     22     48     30       20       10        *  
6/1/07        66     18     48     34       22       13        *  
6/1/07 RV     69     20     50     31       20       10        *
4/15/07       66     20     45     34       20       14        *  
2/25/07       65     20     44     35       25       10        *
Call for full trend. 

32. As you may know, Obama has announced that he is running for re-election in 2012. Would you say you will definitely vote for him, you’ll consider voting for him, or you definitely will not vote for him?

            Definitely     Will     Definitely     No 
               will      consider    will not    opinion
6/5/11          24          29          45          1
6/5/11     RV   25          27          47          1
4/17/11         28          25          45          2
4/17/11    RV   30          23          46          1
12/12/10*       26          30          43          2
12/12/10*  RV   26          28          44          2
11/23/09**      24          31          41          4
*”If Obama runs...would you...”
**"Thinking ahead to 2012, at this point would you..."

33. If Sarah Palin runs for president in 2012, would you definitely vote for her, would you consider voting for her, or would you definitely not vote for her?

           Definitely    Would     Definitely     No 
             would      consider   would not    opinion
6/5/11          7          28          64          1
6/5/11    RV    7          27          64          2 
12/12/10        8          31          59          2
12/12/10  RV    8          31          60          2
11/15/09        9          37          53          1

AMONG LEANED REPUBLICANS:
6/5/11         12          46          41          1
6/5/11    RV   13          46          40          1
12/12/10       13          49          36          2
12/12/10  RV   12          50          36          2
11/15/09       18          55          26          1

Compare to Hillary Clinton/2008:

           Definitely    Would     Definitely     No 
             would      consider   would not    opinion
5/15/06       19           38          42          1

AMONG LEANED DEMOCRATS:
5/15/06       32           50           17         1

Compare to John McCain/2008:

           Definitely    Would     Definitely     No 
             would      consider   would not    opinion
5/15/06        9           57          28          6

AMONG LEANED REPUBLICANS:
5/15/06       13           62          21          4

34. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the choice of candidates for the Republican nomination for President next year - are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied?

           ---- Satisfied ------   --- Dissatisfied ----     No
           NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Very   opinion
6/5/11     47      7       40      46       38        9       7
6/5/11  RV 47      7       40      45       37        8       8    
4/17/11    43      5       38      40       30       10      17
4/17/11 RV 40      6       34      42       31       11      18

11/1/07    69     16       54      28       22        7       2 
9/7/07     68     19       49      26       21        6       5 
7/21/07    65     13       53      32       26        6       3 
6/1/07     68     11       56      28       22        6       4 
6/1/07  RV 69     12       57      27       23        4       4
4/15/07    65     16       49      31       27        5       3 
2/25/07    73     14       58      24       20        5       3

35. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) I’m going to name some people who are running or might run for the Republican nomination for president. For each, please tell me if you would strongly consider voting for that person in the Republican primary or caucus in your state, consider them but not strongly, or if you would definitely NOT vote for them for the Republican nomination for president. If you don’t know enough about them to say, just tell me that. The first is [ITEM]. How about [NEXT ITEM].

6/5/11 - Summary Table

                      Strongly   Consider but   Definitely     No
                      consider   not strongly      not       opinion
a. Newt Gingrich         14           38            34         15
b. Tim Pawlenty          12           22            20         45
c. Mitt Romney           24           46            18         13
d. Sarah Palin           24           37            38          1
e. Herman Cain           12           19            19         50
f. Ron Paul              14           29            36         21
g. Michele Bachmann      15           28            23         35
h. Jon Huntsman           5           17            19         60
i. Gary Johnson           1           10            20         69
j. Rick Santorum          4           24            23         48
k. Rudy Giuliani         21           40            27         12
l. Rick Perry             9           21            19         51

6/5/11 AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS - Summary Table

                      Strongly   Consider but   Definitely     No
                      consider   not strongly      not       opinion
a. Newt Gingrich         15          41             35          9
b. Tim Pawlenty          14          23             19         45
c. Mitt Romney           25          49             16         10 
d. Sarah Palin           26          37             37          * 
e. Herman Cain           13          18             17         52
f. Ron Paul              14          30             36         20
g. Michele Bachmann      17          27             22         34 
h. Jon Huntsman           5          16             20         60
i. Gary Johnson           1           8             20         70     
j. Rick Santorum          5          25             21         50
k. Rudy Giuliani         22          42             27          9
l. Rick Perry            10          20             19         51 

36. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) If the 2012 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, for whom would you vote? (OPEN END; SINGLE RESPONSE) Which candidate would you lean toward? 37. Who would your second choice be?

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE

                      6/5/11   4/17/11
Mitt Romney             21       16     
Sarah Palin             17        5     
Newt Gingrich            6        2
Ron Paul                 6        2     
Mike Huckabee            1        6     
Tim Pawlenty             4        1     
Michele Bachmann         3        1     
Herman Cain              4        0
Rick Perry               3        0     
Chris Christie           1        1     
Mitch Daniels            1        1     
Haley Barbour            0        1     
Mike Pence               0        1     
Jim DeMint               0        *     
Rudy Giuliani            8        *     
Jon Huntsman             1        *     
Rick Santorum            1        *     
Donald Trump             *        8     
Other                    3        5     
No one/None of them      5       12      
Anyone/Any of them       *        4      
No opinion              14       33


NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS

                      6/5/11   4/17/11
Mitt Romney            22       18 
Sarah Palin            17        5 
Newt Gingrich           7        3
Mike Huckabee           1        7
Ron Paul                5        2 
Tim Pawlenty            5        2
Herman Cain             5        0
Michele Bachmann        3        1
Rick Perry              4        0 
Chris Christie          1        1
Mitch Daniels           1        1
Haley Barbour           0        1 
Mike Pence              0        1
Jim DeMint              0        *
Rudy Giuliani           8        *
Jon Huntsman            1        *
Rick Santorum           1        *
Donald Trump            *        9
Other                   4        5
No one/None of them     5       14   
Anyone/Any of them      1        3
No opinion             11       27

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE – WITHOUT SARAH PALIN – SECOND CHOICE ALLOCATED FOR PALIN SUPPORTERS

                      6/5/11  6/5/11 RV
Mitt Romney            25      26
Rudy Giuliani           9       9
Newt Gingrich           8       9
Ron Paul                7       7
Herman Cain             5       6
Tim Pawlenty            4       5
Michele Bachmann        4       4
Rick Perry              4       4 
Chris Christie          1       1
Mitch Daniels           1       1
Mike Huckabee           1       1
Jon Huntsman            1       1
Rick Santorum           1       1
Haley Barbour           0       0
Jim DeMint              0       0
Mike Pence              0       0
Donald Trump            *       *
Other                   3       4 
No one/None of them     7       7
Anyone/Any of them      *       1
No opinion             17      14 

38. Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for her, do you think Palin is or is not qualified to serve as president?

                 Is        Is not       No
              qualified   qualified   opinion
6/5/11           33          63          4
6/5/11   RV      33          63          4
10/28/10 RV      27          67          6
10/28/10 LV      28          67          5
2/8/10           26          71          4
2/8/10   RV      26          71          3 
11/15/09         38          60          3

39. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Thinking about Newt Gingrich, do you think Gingrich has the kind of personality and temperament it takes to serve effectively as president, or not?

         Yes   No   No opinion
6/5/11   50    39       11

Compare to George W. Bush/2000 among Leaned Republicans:

         Yes   No   No opinion
4/2/00   87     8        6
2/27/00  83    14        3
9/2/99   88     5        7

John McCain/2000 among Leaned Republicans:

         Yes    No   No opinion
2/27/00  65     27        8 

Bob Dole/1996 among Leaned Republicans: 

         Yes    No   No opinion
3/17/96  73     23        4

40. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Given what you know about it, do your support or oppose the health care reform plan that Mitt Romney put into place in Massachusetts when he was governor there? Do you support/oppose it strongly or somewhat?

         -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
         NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11   21        3         18      41       16         25        37

41. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) As you may know, Jon Huntsman served as U.S. Ambassador to China in the Obama administration. Does this make you (more likely) to vote for him as a candidate, (less likely) to vote for him, or wouldn't it make a difference in your vote?

          More     Less    Wouldn’t make     No
         likely   likely   a difference    opinion
6/5/11      5       23          70            3

42. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) I'm going to read a few attributes that might be found in a candidate for president. Please tell me if each would make you (more likely) to vote for that candidate for president, or (less likely) to vote for that candidate, or if it wouldn't matter.

6/5/11 - Summary Table
                        
                                              More     Less    Wouldn’t     No
                                             likely   likely    matter    opinion
a. Is a Mormon                                  3       20        75         2
b. Is a woman                                  13        9        78         0
c. Is someone who is black                      1        7        91         *
d. Has had an extramarital affair               4       54        40         2
e. Is supported by the Tea Party political
   movement                                    31       14        53         1
f. Supports major changes in the Medicare
   system                                      45       21        30         3
g. Supports civil unions for gay couples       11       50        39         1

Trend where available:

a. Is a Mormon      

                More     Less    Wouldn’t     No
               Likely   likely    matter    opinion
6/5/11            3       20        75         2
12/9/07           6       21        72         1 
6/1/07            5       30        64         1 
2/25/07           4       30        65         1 
12/11/06          2       36        61         1 

b. Is a woman

                More     Less    Wouldn’t     No
               Likely   likely    matter    opinion
6/5/11           13        9        78         0
12/9/07           6       28        65         *  
2/25/07           7       26        66         * 
12/11/06          7       22        71         - 

c. Is someone who is black

                More     Less    Wouldn’t     No
               Likely   likely    matter    opinion
6/5/11            1        7        91         *
12/9/07           6        7        88         *
2/25/07           4        8        88         - 
12/11/06          4        6        89         * 

d-g. No trend.

43. If the 2012 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama, the Democrat) and (ITEM, the Republican), for whom would you vote? Would you lean toward (Obama) or toward (ITEM)? (ORDER SCRAMBLED)

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE

6/5/11 - Summary Table
                                     Other    Neither    Would not      No
                      Obama   Rep.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
a. Sarah Palin         56      39      *         3          1            1
b. Newt Gingrich       52      42      1         3          1            1
c. Mitt Romney         47      47      *         2          1            2
d. Tim Pawlenty        51      40      1         2          2            4
e. Michele Bachmann    52      39      *         3          2            4
f. Jon Huntsman        50      40      *         3          2            5

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS

6/5/11 - Summary Table
                                     Other    Neither    Would not      No
                      Obama   Rep.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
a. Sarah Palin         55      40      *         3          1            1
b. Newt Gingrich       50      44      1         2          1            2
c. Mitt Romney         46      49      *         2          1            2
d. Tim Pawlenty        50      41      1         2          1            4
e. Michele Bachmann    51      40      *         3          1            4
f. Jon Huntsman        50      40      1         2          1            6

Trend where available:

a. Sarah Palin

                           Other    Neither    Would not      No
           Obama   Palin   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
6/5/11      56       39      *         3          1            1
6/5/11   RV 55       40      *         3          1            1
4/17/11     55       38      1         3          2            1
4/17/11  RV 56       37      1         4          2            1
12/12/10    54       39      1         3          3            1
12/12/10 RV 53       40      1         3          3            1

b. Newt Gingrich
                              Other    Neither    Would not      No
           Obama   Gingrich   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
6/5/11      52        42         1         3          1           1
6/5/11   RV 50        44         1         2          1           2
4/17/11     54        39         *         3          2           1
4/17/11  RV 54        39         *         4          2           1

c. Mitt Romney
                            Other    Neither    Would not      No
           Obama   Romney   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
6/5/11      47       47       *         2          1            2
6/5/11   RV 46       49       *         2          1            2
4/17/11     49       45       *         3          1            2
4/17/11  RV 49       45       *         3          1            1

d. Tim Pawlenty
                              Other    Neither    Would not      No
           Obama   Pawlenty   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
6/5/11      51        40        1         2          2            4
6/5/11   RV 50        41        1         2          1            4 
4/17/11     53        38        *         4          1            3
4/17/11  RV 52        39        *         5          1            3

e. Michele Bachmann
                              Other    Neither    Would not      No
           Obama   Bachmann   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
6/5/11      52        39        *         3          2            4
6/5/11   RV 51        40        *         3          1            4
4/17/11     51        39        *         4          2            3
4/17/11  RV 52        38        *         4          2            3 

f. No trend.

44. On another subject: What is your view of the Tea Party political movement - would you say you support it strongly, support it somewhat, oppose it somewhat or oppose it strongly?

          -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No 
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/5/11    46      13         33       44       21         24        10
4/17/11   42      16         26       49       21         27        10

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

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

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

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

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

            -------Less than $50k-------   --------More than $50k--------
            NET   LT20k  20-35k   35-50k   NET   50-75k   75-100k   100k+
6/5/11      49     18      16       15     49      15        12       21
4/17/11     51     20      16       14     47      15        11       21
3/13/11     49     16      16       17     48      18        11       19
1/16/11     51     17      19       15     46      17        12       16
12/12/10    55     21      17       17     42      16        11       15
10/28/10    47     17      15       15     51      18        15       18
10/3/10     53     19      18       16     42      15        12       15
9/2/10      48     15      18       15     47      17        14       17
7/11/10     52     19      15       17     45      16        13       17
6/6/10      55     22      17       17     45      15        11       19
4/25/10     52     19      16       16     46      17        11       18
3/26/10     50     16      18       15     47      18        13       16
2/8/10      49     20      16       14     49      18        13       18
1/15/10     49     17      14       18     48      17        13       18
12/13/09    54     19      18       17     42      15        12       15
11/15/09    53     20      18       15     45      16        13       16
10/18/09    53     17      19       17     44      18        12       15
9/12/09     50     17      17       15     48      17        13       18
8/17/09     46     15      16       14     52      19        15       18
7/18/09     49     18      17       14     48      19        12       19
6/21/09     51     18      16       17     47      17        12       18
4/24/09     50     16      16       18     48      17        12       19
3/29/09     49     15      16       17     48      18        13       17
2/22/09     48     16      16       17     50      19        13       19
1/16/09     52     17      18       17     48      16        13       19
12/14/08    44     14      15       15     54      18        15       21
10/11/08 RV 41     12      14       16     56      20        15       22
9/29/08  RV 42     10      14       17     56      18        16       22
9/22/08     46     16      16       14     50      18        12       20
9/7/08   RV 44     13      14       17     56      17        15       24
8/22/08  RV 39     10      11       18     59      19        16       24
8/22/08     43     15      12       17     53      18        15       21
7/13/08     48     18      15       15     50      16        12       21
6/15/08     47     18      15       15     51      18        15       18
5/11/08     47     15      16       17     50      18        13       19
4/13/08     47     17      13       17     51      18        14       18
3/2/08      44     14      13       17     52      17        13       22
2/1/08      48     17      16       15     48      18        12       18
1/12/08     46     12      18       16     51      19        13       19
12/9/07     49     14      17       18     48      15        15       18
11/1/07     48     14      16       17     49      16        13       21
9/30/07     53     17      16       20     44      18        12       14
9/7/07      43     10      17       16     54      19        15       20
7/21/07     46     16      14       16     51      18        13       19
6/1/07      49     15      18       16     49      18        13       18
4/15/07     46     15      16       15     51      20        13       18
2/25/07     46     10      16       20     51      20        14       17
1/19/07     49     16      17       15     49      16        13       20
12/11/06    46     11      16       19     51      18        16       17
10/22/06    52     16      20       17     45      16        11       17
10/8/06     46     13      16       17     51      22        13       16
9/7/06      51     16      18       17     47      17        15       15
8/6/06      49     14      16       18     48      20        12       16
6/25/06     50     16      16       19     47      19        11       17
5/15/06     52     14      18       21     46      16        13       17
5/11/06     46      9      18       18     53      18        15       20
4/9/06      53     16      20       17     47      19        12       16
3/5/06      50     16      18       16     48      20        12       16
1/26/06     52     20      15       17     46      18        12       16
12/18/05    54     17      19       18     44      18        12       15
11/2/05     52     14      18       20     46      19        13       14
9/11/05     55     18      20       17     42      18        11       14
8/28/05     52     18      15       19     46      18        11       16
6/26/05     49     14      17       18     49      19        14       16
6/5/05      55     15      20       20     43      17        13       14
4/24/05     55     15      21       19     45      18        12       15

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