Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone October 26-30 2011, among a random national sample of 1,003 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 SSRS of Media, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (INSERT)? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

10/30/11  summary table

a. The Democratic Party

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/30/11      48       21         26      46       21         25         7   

b. The Republican Party              

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/30/11      40       13         27      53       21         32         7   

c. The idea of an independent candidate running for president against the (Democratic) and (Republican) party nominees      

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/30/11      61       25         36      32       16         16         7   

Trend

a. The Democratic Party

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/30/11      48       21         26      46       21         25         7   
3/26/10       50       25         24      45       14         31         5
2/8/10        50       24         26      46       17         28         4
6/21/09       53                          40                             6
8/22/08  RV   58                          36                             5
11/1/07       51                          45                             5
3/5/06        55                          41                             4
6/5/05        51                          47                             2
12/15/02      56                          37                             6
1/27/02       56                          36                             8
7/30/01       60                          36                             4
12/15/00      64                          25                            11
1/16/00       56                          35                             9
1/10/00*      61                          33                             6
1/10/00  LV   58                          37                             5
11/21/99      51                          41                             8
5/2/99        53                          37                            10
2/21/99       55                          37                             8
2/13/99       56                          38                             6
2/8/99        57                          37                             6
1/10/99       57                          35                             8
12/20/98      57                          30                            13
12/16/98      58                          32                            10
10/29/97      54                          39                             7
9/1/96   RV   60                          36                             4
8/18/96  RV   55                          41                             4
8/7/96   RV   57                          38                             5
4/10/96       55                          38                             7
4/19/95       51                          43                             6
7/8/92   RV   54                          38                             8
6/6/91**      52                          34                            14
4/2/90        54                          35                            11
1/15/90       58                          32                            10
11/16/88      54                          36                            10
11/4/84       47                          42                            11
10/4/84  RV   50                          39                            11
*1/10/00 to 7/8/92: Gallup
**6/6/91 and previous: CBS News/New York Times

b. The Republican Party

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/30/11      40       13         27      53       21         32         7   
3/26/10       40       17         23      55       24         30         5
2/8/10        44       19         25      52       23         29         4
6/21/09       36                          56                             8
8/22/08  RV   47                          49                             4
11/1/07       39                          56                             5
3/5/06        51                          46                             3 
6/5/05        49                          49                             2
12/15/02      56                          38                             5
1/27/02       63                          30                             7
7/30/01       51                          46                             3
12/15/00      54                          35                            11
1/16/00       53                          37                            10
1/10/00*      53                          41                             6
1/10/00  LV   56                          39                             5
11/21/99      50                          44                             6
5/2/99        47                          44                             9
2/21/99       45                          46                             9
2/13/99       40                          54                             5
2/8/99        45                          47                             8
1/10/99       40                          52                             8
12/20/98      31                          57                            12
12/16/98      43                          47                            10
10/29/97      50                          42                             8
9/1/96   RV   50                          45                             5
8/18/96  RV   55                          41                             4
8/7/96   RV   51                          44                             5
4/10/96       52                          41                             7
4/19/95       52                          42                             6
7/8/92   RV   53                          39                             8
6/6/91**      62                          28                            10
4/2/90        58                          34                             8
1/15/90       63                          28                             9 
11/16/88      57                          34                             9
11/4/84       58                          33                             9
10/4/84       53                          36                            11
*1/10/00 to 7/8/92: Gallup
**6/6/91 and previous: CBS News/New York Times

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