Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone April 18 to 22 2012, among a random national sample of 1,008 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?


a. Michelle Obama

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/22/12          69       38         30      24       12         12         7
11/2/11*         73       43         30      17        9          8        10
11/15/09         71       45         26      16        8          9        12
3/29/09          76       46         33      16        9          7         8
1/16/09          72       38         34      17       10          7        11
8/22/08  RV      51       26         25      30       14         16        19
6/15/08          48       21         27      29       11         18        23
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b. Ann Romney 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/22/12          40       11         28      30       17         13        30

c. Hillary Clinton

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/22/12          65       33         32      27       14         13         8
8/22/08  RV      52       29         23      44       14         30         4
6/15/08  RV      53       26         27      44       17         27         3
6/15/08          54       26         28      43       17         26         3
4/13/08  RV      44       21         23      55       16         39         1
4/13/08          44       22         23      54       15         39         2
1/12/08  RV      57       32         25      41       10         31         2
1/12/08          58       32         26      40       11         29         2   
11/1/07  RV      49       28         21      47       11         36         4  
11/1/07          50       28         22      46       11         35         4  
2/25/07          49       25         24      48       13         35         3     
1/19/07          54       31         23      44       14         30         3     
12/11/06         56       27         29      40       11         29         4     
5/15/06          54       29         25      42       11         31         4
3/5/06           52       27         25      46       12         33         2
6/5/05           51       NA         NA      46       NA         NA         3
6/1/03           44       15         29      48       16         32         8
9/2/99*          49       NA         NA      44       NA         NA         7
6/6/99           59                          35                             6
3/14/99          60                          36                             4
2/14/99          63                          31                             6
11/1/98          64                          31                             5
8/21/98          64                          28                             8
8/19/98          64                          32                             4  
4/4/98           58                          33                            10  
1/30/98          60                          30                            10  
1/19/98          52                          39                             9  
3/9/97           47                          44                             9  
9/4/96   RV      47                          42                            12  
6/30/96          44                          47                             9  
1/21/96          28                          36                            36  
1/19/96          32                          34                            34  
10/31/94         47                          44                             8  
5/15/94          54                          41                             5  
3/27/94          53                          39                             8  
1/23/94          55                          34                            11  
11/14/93         58                          33                             9  
8/8/93           59                          33                             8  
4/26/93          54                          26                            20  
2/23/93          59                          24                            18  
1/17/93          51                          20                            29
7/8/92           30                          26                            43
3/18/92          28                          22                            51
*1999 and previous question included “or perhaps you don’t know enough to say”.

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