Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone July 14-17, 2011, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.

*= 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
7/17/11       47       25         22      48       14         35         5
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?

7/17/11 - Summary Table*

                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
a. The economy      39       18         22      57       15         43         3
b. The federal
   budget deficit   38       22         16      60       14         45         2
c. held for release
d. Taxes            45       24         21      47       13         34         8
e. Creating jobs    41       16         25      52       13         39         7
*Full sample asked item a; half sample asked items b-c; other half sample asked items d-e.

Trend:

a. The economy

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/17/11       39       18         22      57       15         43         3
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
7/17/11    38       22         16      60       14         45         2
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

d. Taxes

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/17/11   45       24         21      47       13         34         8
1/16/11   50       23         27      44       14         31         6
8/17/09   51       23         28      40       12         28         8
4/24/09   56       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         6

e. Creating jobs

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/17/11   41       16         25      52       13         39         7
2/8/10    47       25         22      51       15         35         3

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling [ITEM]?

7/17/11 - Summary Table*

                    Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The economy        28          67           5  
b. The federal
   budget deficit     27          68           5     
c. Creating jobs      26          65           9      
d. Taxes              31          65           4  
*Full sample asked items a-b; half sample asked item c; other half sample asked item d.

Trend:

a. The economy

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
7/17/11         28          67            5
4/17/11         34          62            3
11/4/90 LV*     26          69            5
* "the nation's economy"

b. The federal budget deficit  

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
7/17/11         27          68            5
4/17/11         33          64            3
10/14/90        23          72            5
10/7/90         33          59            8

c-d. No trend.

4. As you may know, there is a debate in Washington right now about reducing the federal budget deficit and increasing the government’s debt limit. Who do you trust more to handle this issue (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

          --------- Obama ---------   ------ Republicans ------  (vol.)   (vol.)   No 
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   Both   Neither   op. 
7/17/11   48       34         14      39       11         28        1       10      3

5. Who do you think cares more about protecting the economic interests of [ITEM] - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

7/17/11 - Summary Table

                                                        Both    Neither    No 
                                        Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
a. You and your family                   47      37       2       12        2
b. Wall Street financial institutions    26      59       4        4        7       
c. Small businesses                      48      39       2        8        3      
d. Middle class Americans                53      35       1        9        2       
e. Large business corporations           24      67       3        3        3

6. 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
7/17/11       20      2        18      80      54      25      NA        1
6/5/11        30      3        27      69      44      25                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

7. 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 
7/17/11       10        1         9    90        40         50       *
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       *

8. Thinking now about job opportunities where you live, would you say there are plenty of jobs available in your community, or are jobs difficult to find? (IF DIFFICULT TO FIND) Are jobs very or somewhat difficult to find in your community?

           Plenty of jobs   - Difficult to find -    Lots of some jobs,      No 
             available      NET   Somewhat   Very   few of others (vol.)   opinion
7/17/11*         14         82       33       49              2               2
12/13/09         12         84       NA       NA              2               2
10/4/09**        14         79                                3               3
2/8/09           11         80                                3               6
12/8/08          19         73                                4               4
10/12/08         25         64                                4               7
7/27/08          31         58                                4               7
4/27/08          30         61                                4               5
2/2/08           34         53                                5               8
11/07            41         48                                4               7
9/16/07          36         50                                6               8
6/3/07           39         49                                5               7
2/11/07          39         48                                6               7
12/10/06         40         49                                5               6
3/7/06           37         56                                3               4
1/8/06           33         56                                6               5
10/10/05         36         56                                4               4
5/15/05          30         60                                6               4
1/9/05           32         58                                5               5
9/21/04          31         52                                6              11
8/10/04          34         55                                4               7
4/25/04          30         57                                4               9
2/29/04          31         59                                5               6
1/11/04          27         60                                6               7
10/19/03         24         66                                5               5
6/23/02          31         59                                4               6
6/17/01          42         44                                8               6
8/9/92           15         76                                6               3
5/7/92           16         77                                4               3
1/21/92          12         79        “        “              6               3
*Prior to 7/17/11, very or somewhat follow was not asked 
**10/09 to 6/01 Pew; 1992 U.S. News & World Reports

9. Which best describes your family’s financial situation? Do you feel as if you are getting ahead financially, have just enough money to maintain your standard of living, or are you falling behind financially?

              Getting   Just enough   Falling     No
               ahead    to maintain   behind    opinion
7/17/11         15          58          27         *
2/9/11*         18          60          21         *
10/3/10*        15          56          28         1
1/12/08         21          61          17         1
9/7/07          26          53          20         1
6/3/07*         27          53          19         1
11/4/06  RV     28          48          23         1
10/22/06 RV     25          53          21         1
11/4/96*        28          48          23         1
*Washington Post/Kaiser/Harvard 

10. Has the economic situation caused you to change your personal lifestyle in a significant way, or not?

          Yes   No   No opinion
7/17/11   54    46        *
4/24/09   56    43        *

11. (IF HAD TO CHANGE LIFESTYLE) How would you describe your feelings about the changes you've had to make - are you angry about it, upset but not angry, not upset but concerned, or is it not a cause of concern?

          --- Angry/Upset ---   --------- Not Angry/Upset --------      No
          NET   Angry   Upset   NET   Cncd   Not cncd   Pos. (vol.)   opinion
7/17/11   61     23      38     38     31        7          1            *
4/24/09   45     13      32     55     43       11          *            *

10/11 NET
          --------- Caused changes ----------   
          NET   Angry/Upset   Not Angry/Upset   No change   No opinion
7/17/11   54        33               21             46           *
4/24/09   56        25               31             43           *

12. In the last year, have you or has anyone living in your household been laid off or lost their job?

           Yes   No   No opinion
7/17/11    29    71        *
12/12/10   34    65        *
11/15/09   30    70        *
9/12/09    27    73        *
4/24/09*   23    77        0
2/22/09    18    82        *
12/14/08   18    82        *
*4/24/09 and previous: "In the last few months..."

13. Thinking beyond your own household, do you have any close friends or immediate family members who have been laid off or lost their job?

          Yes    No   No opinion
7/17/11    71    29        *
12/12/10   72    28        0
4/24/09    63    36        *
2/22/09    60    40        1

14. Thinking about the economic challenges facing the country would you say the actions taken by the [ITEM] made things better, made things worse, or had no effect? (IF BETTER or WORSE) Would that be much better/worse or somewhat better/worse?

7/17/11 - Summary Table

                             ----- Better -----   ------ Worse -----     No      No
                             NET   Much   Smwt.   NET   Smwt.   Much   effect   opin.
a. Obama administration      29      5     23     37     13      24      33       2
b. Bush administration       16      4     12     57     22      35      24       3
c. Republicans in Congress   16      3     12     39     20      19      42       3

Trend:

a. Obama administration
                             
           ----- Better -----   ------ Worse -----     No       No
           NET   Much   Smwt.   NET   Smwt.   Much   effect   opinion
7/17/11    29      5     23     37     13      24      33        2
10/3/10*   40     10     30     31     12      19      26        2
*Washington Post/Kaiser/Harvard

b. Bush administration
                             
           ----- Better -----   ------ Worse -----     No       No
           NET   Much   Smwt.   NET   Smwt.   Much   effect   opinion
7/17/11    16      4     12     57     22      35      24        3
10/3/10*   15      3     12     63     26      37      19        3
*Washington Post/Kaiser/Harvard

c. No trend.

15. Has the leadership of the Republican Party been too willing or not willing enough to compromise with Obama on the budget deficit?

            Too     Not willing   About right     No
          willing     enough        (vol.)      opinion
7/17/11     14          77             3           6
3/13/11     16          71             5           8

Compare to: Has the leadership of the Democratic Party been too willing or not willing enough to compromise with Bush on the issue of the budget deficit?

             Too     Not willing   About right     No
           willing     enough        (vol.)      opinion
10/29/03     30          56             4          10

16. Has Obama been too willing or not willing enough to compromise with the leadership of the Republican Party on the budget deficit?

            Too     Not willing   About right     No
          willing     enough        (vol.)      opinion
7/17/11     29          58             8           6
3/13/11     30          52            10           8

Compare to: Has Bush been too willing or not willing enough to compromise with the leadership of the Democratic Party on the issue of budget deficit?

             Too     Not willing   About right     No
           willing     enough        (vol.)      opinion
10/29/03     22          64             6           8

17. Just your best guess, do you think Obama and the Republicans will or will not resolve this issue before the August second deadline the administration has set for raising the debt limit?

          Will   Will not   No opinion
7/17/11    54       43          3

18. If the government cannot borrow more money after August second to fund its operations and pay its debts, do you think that would or would not cause serious harm to [ITEM]? How about [NEXT ITEM]?

7/17/11 - Summary Table

                                           Would   Would not   No opinion
a. The U.S. economy                         82        16            2
b. The reputation of the United States           
   as a safe place to invest                77        20            3                                  
c. Your own personal financial situation    60        37            3

Compare item a to: 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. 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
7/17/11          32              4            62           3
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

20. In order to reduce the national debt, would you support or oppose [ITEM]? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

7/17/11 - Summary Table*

                                   ------ Support ------   ------- Oppose -----    No
                                   NET   Strngly   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Strngly   op.
a. Cutting spending on Medicaid,   
which is the government health 
insurance program for the poor     26      11       16     72     18       54       2

b. Cutting military spending       43      23       20     56     17       39       2

c. Raising taxes on Americans 
with incomes over 250-thousand 
dollars a year                     72      55       17     27     10       17       1

d. Gradually raising the 
eligibility age for Medicare 
from 65 to 67                      46      25       21     54    12        42       1

e. Changing the way Social 
Security benefits are calculated 
so that benefits increase at a 
slower rate than they do now       42     18        24     53    14        38       5

f. Raising taxes on oil and gas 
companies                          59     42        17     39     9        31       2

g. Raising Medicare premiums 
for wealthier retirees             61      31       30     36    15        21       3

h. Increasing the amount of 
Social Security tax paid by 
people with incomes over 107-
thousand dollars a year            66      36       30     33    16        16       1      

i. Raising taxes on people who 
manage financial investments 
known as hedge funds               64      37       27     25     16         9     11
*Full sample asked items a-c; half sample asked items d-f; other half sample asked items g-i.

Trend: 

a. Cutting spending on Medicaid, which is the government health insurance program for the poor     

          ------ Support ------   ------ Oppose -------     No
          NET   Strngly   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Strngly   opinion
7/17/11   26      11       16     72     18       54         2
4/17/11   30      14       16     69     17       52         2

b. Cutting military spending

          ------ Support ------   ------ Oppose -------     No
          NET   Strngly   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Strngly   opinion
7/17/11   43      23       20     56     17       39         2
4/17/11   42      22       20     56     15       41         2

c. Raising taxes on Americans with incomes over 250-thousand dollars a year    
    
          ------ Support ------   ------ Oppose -------     No
          NET   Strngly   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Strngly   opinion
7/17/11   72      55       17     27     10       17         1
4/17/11   72      54       18     27     10       17         1
            
d. Gradually raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67  

          ------ Support ------   ------ Oppose -------     No
          NET   Strngly   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Strngly   opinion
7/17/11   46      25       21     54    12        42         1

Compare to: Would you favor or oppose gradually raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67 over the next 30 years?

           Favor    Oppose    No opinion
7/8/97       33       64           3 

e-i. No trend.

21. Do you think large cuts in federal spending would do more to (create jobs) or do more to (cut jobs) in this country?

                                   Neither     No
          Create jobs   Cut jobs   (vol.)    opinion   
7/17/11       47           44         3         6
3/13/11       41           45         7         7

22. If the debt limit is not raised, the federal government will have to start shutting down many of its activities, and may not be able to send out Social Security checks, pay salaries for government workers or meet its obligations to bondholders. If this occurs, who do you think will be mainly to blame – (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

                          Both    Neither     No
          Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
7/17/11    36      42      19       1         2

Compare to: As you may know, unless Congress and the president can agree to raise the federal debt limit soon, the government will not be able to borrow more money to fund its operations and pay its debts. If the limit is not raised, who do you think would mainly be responsible for this – (the Obama administration) or (the Republicans in Congress)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

                             
          ---- Obama admin ----    -- Reps in Congress --    Both   Neither    No 
          NET   Strongly   Smwt.   NET   Smwt.   Strongly   (vol.)   (vol.)   opin.
6/19/11*  33      24        10     42     12       30         13       4        7
*Washington Post/Pew Research Center poll

23. 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, or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?

                                       Depends
               Re-elect   Look around   (vol.)    No opinion
7/17/11  All      30          63           2            5
7/17/11  RV       32          63           2            3
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           "            7
5/21/90  All      43          50           3            3
5/23/89  All      45          44           4            6  

24. How closely are you following the 2012 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
7/17/11       61     18     43     39       23       15        *
7/17/11  RV   66     20     46     34       21       13        *
6/5/11        61     22     39     38       23       15        *
6/5/11   RV   65     25     41     35       22       13        -

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        *  
4/15/07       66     20     45     34       20       14        *  
2/25/07       65     20     44     35       25       10        *

25. (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
7/17/11    54      8       46      38       29       10       8
7/17/11 RV 51      9       42      41       31       11       7
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 
4/15/07    65     16       49      31       27        5       3 
2/25/07    73     14       58      24       20        5       3 

26. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) If the 2012 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were (Michele Bachmann), (Herman Cain), (Newt Gingrich), (Jon Huntsman), (Sarah Palin), (Ron Paul), (Tim Pawlenty), (Rick Perry), (Mitt Romney), (Rick Santorum). For whom would you vote? Which candidate would you lean toward?

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE

                                       AMONG RVs   
                             7/17/11    7/17/11    
Mitt Romney                    26         26       
Sarah Palin                    18         16       
Michele Bachmann               12         13       
Ron Paul                        9          7       
Rick Perry                      8          8       
Herman Cain                     6          7       
Newt Gingrich                   5          4       
Jon Huntsman                    3          3       
Tim Pawlenty                    2          2       
Rick Santorum                   2          2       
Other (vol.)                    1          1       
No one/None of them (vol.)      1          1       
Would not vote (vol.)           1          *       
No opinion                      8          8       

27. (IF NAMED A CANDIDATE) Do you support (CANDIDATE) strongly, or somewhat?

             Strongly   Somewhat   No opinion   
7/17/11         34         66          0
7/17/11 RV      35         65          0

             Strongly   Somewhat   No opinion   
Mitt Romney     29         71          0 

28. (IF WOULD VOTE FOR PALIN OR PERRY) If (PALIN/PERRY) does not run for president, for whom would you vote? Which candidate would you lean toward?

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE

                          ---Without Palin----   ----Without Perry---
                                     AMONG RVS              AMONG RVS
                          7/17/11     7/17/11    7/17/11     7/17/11
Mitt Romney                 30          30         28          28
Sarah Palin                 NA          NA         19          17 
Michele Bachmann            16          17         13          14
Ron Paul                    11          10         10           8
Rick Perry                   8           8         NA          NA
Herman Cain                  7           7          7           7
Newt Gingrich                6           6          5           4
Jon Huntsman                 3           3          3           3
Rick Santorum                3           3          3           3
Tim Pawlenty                 3           3          2           2
Other (vol.)                 1           1          1           1
No one/None of them (vol.)   2           2          1           2
Would not vote (vol.)        1           *          1           1
No opinion                   8           9          8           8

29. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICAN) Regardless of who you may support, which of the Republican candidates do you think [ITEM]? (IF NEEDED) I can repeat the list. Is it (Michele Bachmann), (Herman Cain), (Newt Gingrich), (Jon Huntsman), (Sarah Palin), (Ron Paul), (Tim Pawlenty), (Rick Perry), (Mitt Romney), or (Rick Santorum)?

Full item wording:
a. is the strongest leader
b. best understands the problems of people like you
c. has the best experience to be president
d. is the closest to you on the issues
e. best reflects the core values of the Republican Party

7/17/11 – Summary Table

                               Leader   Understands   Experience   Issues   Values
Mitt Romney                      27         18            27         21       19 
Sarah Palin                      16         23            11         20       20 
Michele Bachmann                  8         11             7         10       11 
Newt Gingrich                    11          4            16          5        9 
Ron Paul                          5          9             6         10        8 
Rick Perry                        8          5             8          5        7 
Herman Cain                       4          5             3          5        4 
Jon Huntsman                      2          2             2          3        1 
Tim Pawlenty                      1          1             1          1        1 
Rick Santorum                     2          3             2          3        3 
Other (vol.)                      1          1             1          1        1
All of them (vol.)                *          1             2          *        *
Any 2 or more equally (vol.)      1          1             1          *        1 
No one/None of them (vol.)        1          4             4          1        1 
No opinion                       13         12            11         15       14

7/17/11 – Summary Table among registered voters

                               Leader   Understands   Experience   Issues   Values
Mitt Romney                      27         18            28         20       18 
Sarah Palin                      14         21             9         17       19 
Michele Bachmann                 10         12             7         12       13 
Newt Gingrich                    11          3            14          5        9 
Ron Paul                          5          8             6          9        7 
Rick Perry                        9          5             8          5        7 
Herman Cain                       4          5             4          6        4 
Jon Huntsman                      3          3             3          3        1 
Tim Pawlenty                      1          2             1          1        1 
Rick Santorum                     2          3             2          3        3 
Other (vol.)                      1          1             1          2        1
All of them (vol.)                *          1             2          1        1
Any 2 or more equally (vol.)      1          1             1          *        1 
No one/None of them (vol.)        1          5             4          1        1 
No opinion                       13         13            10         14       13

30. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Now thinking ahead to November 2012: Which Republican presidential candidate do you think has the best chance to defeat Barack Obama in the general election? (IF NEEDED) I can repeat the list. Is it (Michele Bachmann), (Herman Cain), (Newt Gingrich), (Jon Huntsman), (Sarah Palin), (Ron Paul), (Tim Pawlenty), (Rick Perry), (Mitt Romney), or (Rick Santorum)?

                                         AMONG RVs
                               7/17/11    7/17/11
Mitt Romney                      32         32    
Sarah Palin                      14         12    
Michele Bachmann                  7          8    
Rick Perry                        6          7    
Newt Gingrich                     6          5   
Ron Paul                          3          3    
Jon Huntsman                      2          3    
Herman Cain                       2          2   
Tim Pawlenty                      2          2    
Rick Santorum                     1          2    
Other (vol.)                      1          1
All of them (vol.)                7          8
Any 2 or more equally (vol.)      2          2
None of them (vol.)               4          4
No opinion                       11         10

31. 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)?

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE

7/17/11 - Summary Table
                                     Other    Neither    Would not      No
                      Obama   Rep.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
a. Mitt Romney          51     44       *         2          1           2     
b. Ron Paul             53     41       *         2          1           3
c. Michele Bachmann     56     39       0         2          2           2              
d. Rick Perry           55     38       *         2          1           4  

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS

7/17/11 - Summary Table
                                     Other    Neither    Would not      No
                      Obama   Rep.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
a. Mitt Romney          49     47       *         2          1           1     
b. Ron Paul             52     42       *         2          2           2
c. Michele Bachmann     55     40       0         2          2           2              
d. Rick Perry           53     40       *         2          2           3  

Trend where available:

a. Mitt Romney
                             Other    Neither    Would not      No
            Obama   Romney   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
7/17/11      51       44       *         2          1            2
7/17/11 RV   49       47       *         2          1            1
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

b. No trend.

c. Michele Bachmann
                               Other    Neither    Would not      No
            Obama   Bachmann   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
7/17/11      56        39        0         2          2            2
7/17/11 RV   55        40        0         2          2            2
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

d. No trend.

32. 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
7/17/11   44      13         31       46       23         24        10
6/5/11    46      13         33       44       21         24        10
4/17/11   42      16         26       49       21         27        10

33. On another subject, do you think it should be legal or illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

             --------- Legal ---------   -------- Illegal --------     No  
             NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/17/11      51       32         19      45        9         36         4
3/13/11      53       36         17      44        9         35         3
2/8/10       47       31         16      50        9         42         3
4/24/09*     49       31         18      46        7         39         5
6/4/06       36       24         13      58        7         51         5
8/28/05      39       NA         NA      58       NA         NA         3
8/29/04 RV   32       18         14      62       10         52         5 
3/7/04       38       24         14      59       11         48         3 
2/22/04      39       25         13      55        6         49         6 
1/18/04      41       NA         NA      55       NA         NA         4 
9/7/03       37       NA         NA      55       NA         NA         7 
*2009 "gay and lesbian" and "homosexual" wordings half sampled. 2005 "gay and lesbian", others "homosexual".

34. New York recently passed a law that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry. Do you think this is a positive or negative development? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

          -------- Positive -------   -------- Negative -------     No  
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/17/11   50       32         18      46       10        36         5

35. 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  
7/17/11       54     19      35     44     30      15        2
3/26/10       53     17      35     45     27      18        2
11/23/09      54     19      35     43     28      16        2
6/21/09       55     20      35     43     26      17        2
9/7/08   RV   57     19      38     39     24      15        4
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
12/18/05      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

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
7/17/11       32         26           34        6      2      17    16     9
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.
7/17/11        23         40            35                  1             2
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+
7/17/11     54     19      18       17     46      17        12       17
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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