Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone January 16 to 20, 2013 among a random national sample of 1,033 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. This survey was produced for The Washington Post by Capital Insight, with 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. Hillary Clinton

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/20/13          67       35         32      26       12         14         6
12/2/12          66       35         30      28       14         14         6
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”.

b. Barack Obama’s proposals for stricter gun control

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/20/13          53       38         15      41       10         31         6

c. Joe Biden

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/20/13          48       22         26      37       14         23        15
8/19/12**        43       17         26      43       16         27        14
4/24/09          57       20         37      32       14         18        11
1/16/09          63       28         35      29       15         14         8
10/23/08  LV     59       31         28      33       13         20         9
9/29/08   RV     57       24         33      30       13         17        14   
9/7/08    RV     51       23         27      29       13         16        20
9/4/08*   RV     54       32         23      31       15         16        14
** “the Democratic candidate for vice president”
* "the Democratic nominee for vice president"

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