Washington Post-Pew Research Center Poll

This poll was conducted for The Washington Post and the Pew Research Center by telephone August 4 to 7, 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 Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) of Princeton, NJ.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. And thinking about the 2012 Democratic nomination, would you like to see other Democratic candidates challenge Barack Obama for the Party’s nomination for president in 2012, or not?

           Yes   No   No opinion
8/7/11     49    38       13
11/7/10*   56    38        6
12/4/94    76    19        5
*2010 and previous from Pew; 1994 “Bill Clinton”

2. In your view, have members of Congress who support the tea party had a mostly positive effect, mostly negative effect or not much of an effect?

           Mostly     Mostly      Not much       No
          positive   negative   of an effect   opinion
8/7/11       22         29           35          14
1/9/11*      27         18           39          16
*Pew: “… will members of Congress who support the tea party have…”

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