D.C. Poll

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 24-28, 2010, among a random sample of 1,135 adult residents of the District of Columbia including users of both conventional and cellular phones. Interviews were conducted in English or Spanish. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt SRBI, Inc of New York.

*= less than 0.5 percent

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1. First, do you think things in the District of Columbia are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track? (While not provided as an option, a significant number of respondents said "neither.")

                Right       Wrong     Neither       No  
               direction     track                opinion
1/28/10            52          29        11           8  
   White           67          17        10           6
   Black           43          35        12           9
   
1/8/08             56          31         8           5  
7/18/06            42          46         7           5
5/19/02            54          33         8           5
2/7/00             69          22         6           3
8/27/98            47          46        NA           7
5/18/98            31          58         4           6
5/4/97             20          71         6           2
5/19/96            14          78        NA           2
2/29/96            16          80        NA           4
3/02/95            15          80        NA           5
12/21/93           11          83        NA           6
July 1986          42          47        NA          12

2. What's the first word that comes to mind when thinking about the District of Columbia today? (Open-ended question, verbatim response recorded, percentage among those giving a response)

          Positive   Negative   Neutral
1/28/10      28         32        40
   White     33         28        39
   Black     24         35        41
 

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way that Adrian Fenty is handling his job as Mayor? Is that approve/disapprove strongly or just somewhat?

                        -------Approve---------    -------Disapprove-------    No
                        NET  Strongly  Somewhat    NET  Somewhat  Strongly  opinion
1/28/10                 42      13        29       49      20        29         9
   
   White                57      16        41       30      21         9        13
   Black                29      10        19       65      21        45         6
   Registered voters    40      13        27       53      20        33         7
         
1/8/08                  72      32        40       21      11        10         7
   Registered voters    72      31        41       22      11        11         6  
 

Compare to Anthony Williams:

                        -------Approve---------    -------Disapprove-------     No
                        NET  Strongly  Somewhat    NET  Somewhat  Strongly  opinion
7/18/06 RV              54      20        34       40      16        24         6
5/19/02 All             64      22        42       28      11        17         8
   Registered voters    64      24        40       29      11        18         7
2/7/00                  77      36        40       17       9         7         7

Compare to Marion Barry:

                        -------Approve---------    -------Disapprove-------     No
                        NET  Strongly  Somewhat    NET  Somewhat  Strongly  opinion
5/18/98                 35      16        19       52      17        34        14
5/4/97                  31      13        19       63      21        41         6
5/19/96                 50      25        25       47      21        26         3
2/29/96                 48      19        29       45      19        26         7
3/02/95                 58      28        30       27      13        14        15
May 1989                28      NA        NA       62      NA        NA        10
8/21/87                 44      NA        NA       41      NA        NA        15
July 1986               50      NA        NA       38      NA        NA        12

Compare to Sharon Pratt Kelly:

                        -------Approve---------    -------Disapprove-------     No
                        NET  Strongly  Somewhat    NET  Somewhat  Strongly  opinion
12/21/93                30       7        23       67      32        35         3
2/2/92                  54      20        34       42      19        23         4

4. Please tell me whether the following statements apply to Mayor Fenty, or not?

                                                            Yes   No   No opinion
a. He has brought needed change to the District             51    42        7
   White:                                                   60    30       10
   Black:                                                   43    51        5

b. He is willing to listen to different points of view      47    41       12
   White:                                                   51    32       17
   Black:                                                   44    47        9

c. He understands the problems of people like you           44    45       11
   White:                                                   60    27       13
   Black:                                                   33    58        9

d. He is honest and trustworthy                             43    43       14
   White:                                                   62    25       13
   Black:                                                   30    56       14

5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way that the D.C. Council is handling its job?

            ----------Approve----------    --------Disapprove---------     No
            NET    Strongly    Somewhat    NET    Somewhat    Strongly  opinion
1/28/10     52        12          40       35        20          15        13
   White    48         8          40       33        22          11        19
   Black    55        14          41       36        19          17         9

1/8/08      56        11          45       29        16          13        15
5/19/02     56         9          46       34        23          11        10
2/7/00      50        11          39       40        24          16        10
5/4/97      38         9          29       51        28          23        11
2/2/92      53        12          41       38        24          14         9
July 1986   49        NA          NA       25        NA          NA        26

6. Overall, how would you rate your neighborhood as a place to live: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

               --- Excellent/Good ---   --- Not so good/Poor ---     No      
               NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor  opinion 
1/28/10        79      34         46    21        14          6       *
   White       94      56         38     6         5          1       *
   Black       71      21         51    28        19          9       *

2/29/96        78      23         55    21        13          8       1
12/21/93       72      21         51    27        20          7       1        
Feb. 1988      56      18         38    43        28         15       *

(1988 poll used "fair" instead of "not so good.")

7. In recent years, has your neighborhood gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?

              Gotten     Gotten    Stayed about      No 
              better     worse       the same      opinion
1/28/10         42          9           46            3
   White        46          6           44            4
   Black        38         12           48            1

5/19/02         40         14           44            2
2/7/00          37         11           49            3
2/29/96         17         24           53            6
Dec. 1993       13         31           51            5
Feb. 1988       18         27           52            3

8. Now I'm going to mention some issues that face our community, and for each, please tell me whether you think Mayor Fenty is doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with this issue:

a. Attracting new business to the District

           ----Excellent/Good----       ---Not-so-good/Poor---      No 
           NET   Excellent   Good       NET   Not good    Poor   opinion
1/28/10    53        9        44        35       23        12       12
   White   53        6        47        26       21         5       21
   Black   52       10        42        42       25        17        6

1/8/08     66       14        52        22       16         7       12

Compare to Anthony Williams:

5/19/02    68      16       52        26       17         9        7
2/7/00     64      12       53        28       22         6        7
Compare to Marion Barry:
2/29/96    26       3       23        62       35        27       12

b. Improving city services

           ----Excellent/Good----       ---Not-so-good/Poor---      No 
           NET   Excellent   Good       NET   Not good    Poor   opinion
1/28/10    52        6        46        42       29        14        6
   White   62        9        53        29       22         7       10
   Black   45        4        41        52       33        19        3
                            
1/8/08     65        9        56        31       23         8        5

Compare to Anthony Williams:

5/19/02    60       7       53        38       26        12        2
2/7/00     68      18       50        30       20        10        2

Compare to Marion Barry:

2/29/96    28       2       26        68       35        33        4

c. Reducing crime in the city

           ----Excellent/Good----       ---Not-so-good/Poor---      No 
           NET   Excellent   Good       NET   Not good    Poor   opinion
1/28/10    51        8        44        44       29        15        4
   White   64        7        57        29       20         8        7
   Black   41        6        35        56       37        19        3
                  
1/8/08     41        5        36        55       40        15        4

d. Improving District public schools

           ----Excellent/Good----       ---Not-so-good/Poor---      No 
           NET   Excellent   Good       NET   Not good    Poor   opinion
1/28/10    42       10        32        49       26        24        9
   White   63       16        47        24       16         8       13
   Black   28        6        22        67       32        35        5

1/8/08     52       12        41        42       24        18        5

Compare to Anthony Williams:

5/19/02    31       3       28        58       38        20       11
2/7/00     45       5       40        44       30        14       11

Compare to Marion Barry:

2/29/96    23       2       21        67       32        35       10

e. Eliminating waste and inefficiency in city government

           ----Excellent/Good----       ---Not-so-good/Poor---      No 
           NET   Excellent   Good       NET   Not good    Poor   opinion
1/28/10    37        3        34        52       34        18       12
   White   36        3        34        45       33        12       18
   Black   37        3        34        56       35        22        7
                    
1/8/08     51        7        44        40       28        12        9

Compare to Anthony Williams:

2/7/00     68      12       56        26       19         7        7

Compare to Marion Barry:

5/19/96    32       7       25        63       33        30        5
2/29/96    28       3       25        61       31        30       11

f. Creating more jobs for D.C. residents

           ----Excellent/Good----       ---Not-so-good/Poor---      No 
           NET   Excellent   Good       NET   Not good    Poor   opinion
1/28/10    25        3        21        61       39        22       14
   White   29        1        28        45       35         9       26
   Black   20        3        17        73       43        31        7

1/8/08     41        4        37        46       31        15       13

Compare to Anthony Williams:

5/19/02    43       5       38        46       29        17       11
2/7/00     54       7       48        34       24        11       11

Compare to Marion Barry:

2/29/96    29       4       25        59       36        23       12

9. How would you characterize the relations between Mayor Fenty and the District Council: excellent, good, only fair or poor?

           ----Excellent/Good----       ---Fair/Poor---       No 
           NET   Excellent   Good       NET   Fair  Poor   opinion
1/28/10    15        2        13        72     43    29       13 
   White   13        *        12        69     35    34       19
   Black   16        2        14        77     50    28        7

1/8/08     32        3        28        59     52     7        9

Compare to: How would you characterize the relations between Mayor Kelly and the District Council: excellent, good, only fair or poor?

           ----Excellent/Good----       ---Fair/Poor---       No 
           NET   Excellent   Good       NET   Fair  Poor   opinion
2/2/92     17        1        16        79     64    15        4

9a. (IF MAYOR/DISTRICT RELATIONS ARE FAIR/POOR, Q9) Who do you mostly blame for the relations not being better, (Fenty) or (the Council)? (While not provided as an option, a significant number of respondents said the mayor and council deserved equal blame.)

           Fenty     The Council     Equal      No opinion
1/28/10     51            23             20           6 
   White    42            31             23           4 
   Black    60            18             17           5 

1/8/08      32            46             17                 5

Compare to: And who is most to blame that relations between the council and the mayor are not better: Kelly or the D.C. Council? (While not provided as an option, a significant number of respondents said the mayor and council deserved equal blame.)

           Kelly     The Council     Equal      No opinion
2/2/92      34            42             15           9

10. Generally speaking, how would you rate:

a. The job that district police are doing

             ---Excellent/Good---    ---Not Good/Poor---     No
             NET  Excellent  Good    NET  Not Good  Poor  opinion
1/28/10      73       12      61     25      17       8       2
   White     79       11      68     18      14       4       2
   Black     69       13      57     28      20       9       2

1/8/08       61        8      53     37      27      10       2
7/18/06 RV   53        6      47     43      30      13       4
5/19/02      65        8      57     31      21      10       4
2/7/00       63        9      54     33      23      10       4
5/18/98      49        7      42     45      29      16       5
5/4/97       68       15      53     30      21       9       2
5/21/90      65       13      52     26      20       6       9

b. The quality of District parks and recreation facilities

             ---Excellent/Good---    ---Not Good/Poor---     No
             NET  Excellent  Good    NET  Not Good  Poor    opin.
1/28/10      65       11      54     28      19       8       7
   White     71       13      58     21      15       6       8
   Black     62        9      53     32      20      11       7

7/18/06 RV   54        8      47     34      21      13      11
5/19/02      52        7      45     35      24      12      12
2/7/00       56        7      49     33      22      11      11
5/18/98      47        6      41     39      22      17      14
5/4/97       52        7      45     38      24      14       9
2/29/96      45        4      41     41      24      17      14
Feb. 1995    38        3      35     42      28      14      20
5/21/90      58       10      48     16      12       5      25

c. The job that district public schools are doing

             ---Excellent/Good---    ---Not Good/Poor---     No
             NET  Excellent  Good    NET  Not Good  Poor   opinion
1/28/10      37        5      32     54      32      22       9
   White     32        3      30     52      32      21      15
   Black     40        6      34     55      32      23       5

1/8/08       23        3      20     71      38      33       5
7/18/06 RV   15        1      14     78      35      43       7
5/19/02      26        3      24     59      35      23      15
2/7/00       32        3      28     56      33      23      12
5/18/98      18        3      16     70      30      39      12
5/4/97       18        2      16     74      35      39       8
5/21/90      38        7      31     36      23      13      26

11. For each of the following people, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of that person, or perhaps you don't know enough to say.

a. Police Chief Cathy Lanier:

                  ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------    No   
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  opinion
1/28/10           68       33         36      10        5          5      21
   White          74       35         39       5        3          2      21
   Black          65       31         35      13        6          7      22

1/8/08            69       NA         NA      15       NA         NA      16

Compare to Police Chief Charles Ramsey:

                  ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------    No   
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  opinion
5/19/02           73       NA         NA      15       NA         NA      12

b. District Council Chairman Vincent Gray

                  ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------    No   
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  opinion
1/28/10           43       16         27      13        8          5      44
   White          36        6         30      16       12          5      48
   Black          51       23         29      10        6          4      38

1/8/08            46       NA         NA      15       NA         NA      39

c. Attorney General Peter Nickles

                  ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------    No   
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  opinion
1/28/10           19        5         14      13        5          7      69 
   White          20        5         15      13        6          7      67
   Black          17        4         13      12        5          7      71

12. These days, how safe from crime do you feel in your neighborhood? Would you say you feel very safe from crime, somewhat safe, not too safe, or not safe at all?

             -------Safe--------    --------Not safe--------     No
             NET  Very  Somewhat    NET  Not too  Not at all   opinion
1/28/10      79    27      52       21     15          6          * 
   White     88    36      52       12     10          2          * 
   Black     76    24      23       24     16          8          * 

1/8/08       74    24      50       26     16         11          0 
7/18/06 RV   72    15      57       28     19          8          1  
5/19/02      74    27      47       25     16          9          *  
2/7/00       80    24      56       20     15          5          1  
5/18/98      67    15      52       32     20         12          *
Dec. 1993    57    11      47       43     23         20          0

13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way that Michelle Rhee is handling her job as Chancellor of the D.C. public schools?

              -------Approve---------    -------Disapprove-------    No
              NET  Strongly  Somewhat    NET  Somewhat  Strongly    opin.
1/28/10       43      21        22       44      15        29        13
   White      66      36        30       20      12         8        14
   Black      28      11        16       62      18        44        11

1/8/08        59      27        32       29      14        15        12

14. As you may know, control of the D.C. public schools was transferred to the mayor in mid-2007. Overall, do you think the mayor’s being in charge has made the school system (better), (worse) or has it not made a difference?

           Better     Worse     No difference     No opinion
1/28/10      35        19             36               10 
   White     56         6             21               16 
   Black     21        29             46                5 

1/8/08       39         7             46                8

15. (IF CHILDREN AT HOME) I'm going to read you a list of issues that some people point to as problems in the DC public school system. For each, tell me whether you think it is a big problem, a small problem, or not a problem in District public schools.

a. The presence of violence or crime in the schools

               ------Problem------     Not a      No
               NET    Big    Small    problem  opinion
1/28/10        86     65       20        11        3
   White       90     64       26         3        8
   Black       84     63       21        16        *

1/8/08         96     78       18         2        2  
7/18/06 RV     95     75       19         3        2

b. The condition of buildings and other facilities

               ------Problem------     Not a      No
               NET    Big    Small    problem  opinion
1/28/10        80     57       23        17        3
   White       86     60       26         5        9
   Black       78     56       22        21        *

1/8/08         90     67       22         7        3  
7/18/06 RV     86     66       19         6        8

c. The quality and availability of books and other instructional materials

               ------Problem------     Not a      No
               NET    Big    Small    problem  opinion
1/28/10        73     48       25        16       11
   White       66     26       40        12       22
   Black       79     62       16        17        4

1/8/08         90     67       22         7        3  
7/18/06 RV     86     66       19         6        8

d. The quality of the teachers

               ------Problem------     Not a      No
               NET    Big    Small    problem  opinion
1/28/10        70     43       26        22        9
   White       71     40       30        13       17
   Black       70     45       25        24        5

1/8/08         86     53       32        11        3  
7/18/06 RV     86     54       32         8        5

e. The school district's central administration office

               ------Problem------     Not a      No
               NET    Big    Small    problem  opinion
1/28/10        55     29       25        22       23 
   White       61     35       26         9       30
   Black       54     27       27        31       15

1/8/08         80     50       30        12        9

16. Are you registered to vote at your present address, or not?

          Yes     No     No opinion              
1/28/10   80      19          *

17. (IF REGISTERED) Are you registered as a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, or what?

             Democrat  Republican  Independent  Statehood Green Party  Other  No opinion
1/28/10 RV      76          8          14                 *              *         1

18. (IF A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT) Thinking ahead to the September Democratic primary election for mayor, how would you to rate the chances that you will vote in that election –- are you absolutely certain to vote, very likely to vote, probably will vote, are the chances 50-50, or don’t you think you will vote in that election?

            Certain   Likely    Probably     Chances   Don't think       No 
            to vote   to vote   will vote     50/50   they will vote  opinion
1/28/10        65       14          7           8          4              1
7/18/06        64       17          8           6          4              *
8/29/02        66       12          9           8          4              1

19. (IF A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT) Suppose the primary election for mayor of the District were held today, and the candidates were (Leo Alexander), (Sulaimon Brown), (Adrian Fenty), (Vincent Gray), (Ernest Johnson), and (Don Peebles). For whom would you vote? Which one are you leaning toward right now?

Net leaned vote among registered Democrats:

         Gray  Fenty  Brown  Peebles  Alexander  Johnson  Other   Wouldn't vote   No opinion 
1/28/10   35    31      3       2         2          1       3          4             20
   White  13    60      0       2         *          0       1          3             20
   Black  47    17      5       3         3          1       3          3             19

20. (IF RESPONDENT NAMED CANDIDATE) Do you support (CANDIDATE) strongly, or somewhat?

               Strongly   Somewhat   No opinion 
Vincent Gray      46         53           *
Adrian Fenty      43         56           1

21. As you may know, under District law, the mayor appoints the city's Attorney General. Would you prefer that this position (remain an appointed one) or do you think it (should be an elected office, with the person selected by District-wide vote)?

         Remain appointed   Elected office   No opinion
1/28/10         33                 55             12
   White        43                 46             11
   Black        27                 62             11

22. 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       
1/28/10      56       42         13      35        5         30         9
   White     83       70         14      12        4          9         4
   Black     37       24         13      51        7         44        12

Compare to national (question in 2005 and 2009 polls mixed phrasing as "gay and lesbian" and "homosexual"):

             --------- Legal ---------   -------- Illegal --------     No             
             NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion       
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

23. As you may have heard, the D.C. Council passed and the mayor signed legislation to permit same-sex marriages in the District. Do you think this issue should be put on a city-wide ballot, so District voters could vote yes or no on a referendum on same-sex marriage?

            Should be on     Should not be on     No
          city-wide ballot   city-wide ballot   opinion
1/28/10         59                 37              4
   White        39                 58              3
   Black        70                 25              6

24. In general, do you favor or oppose legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use?

            Favor   Oppose   No opinion
1/28/10      46       48         6
   White     60       35         5
   Black     37       55         7

Compare to national:

            Favor   Oppose   No opinion
1/15/10      46       51          2
4/24/09      46       52          2
10/24/02*    39       53          8 
5/27/97      22       75          3 
8/26/86      25       74          1 
5/19/86      22       77          1 
4/28/86      23       75          1 
3/24/86      21       78          1 
5/13/85      26       72          2

*Time/CNN: "Do you favor or oppose the legalization of marijuana? (IF FAVOR) What about in small amounts, for example three ounces or less? Do you favor or oppose the legalization of marijuana in small amounts?"

25. Regardless of what you think about the personal non-medical use of marijuana, do you think doctors should or should not be allowed to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes to treat their patients?

          Should   Should not   No opinion
1/28/10     80         15            5
   White    89          9            3
   Black    75         20            6

Compare to national:

          Should   Should not   No opinion
1/15/10     81         18            1
5/27/97     69         27            4

26. If doctors are allowed to prescribe marijuana to patients, should it be limited to patients who are terminally ill and near death; or also allowed for patients who have serious but not fatal illnesses; or should it be allowed for any patient the doctor thinks it could help?

          Terminally ill   Serious/not fatal   Any patient   No opinion
1/28/10         18                 17               59            6
   White         9                 24               64            3
   Black        21                 12               57            9

Compare to national:

          Terminally ill   Serious/not fatal   Any patient   No opinion
1/15/10         21                 21               56            2
5/27/97         29                 13               52            6

27. On another subject, 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
1/28/10    87       60         27      11        4          6         2
   White   79       42         37      20        9         11         1
   Black   95       73         22       3        1          2         2

28. As you may know, taxis in the District changed the way they calculate fares from a system based on zones to one which uses time and distance meters. Do you approve or disapprove of this change? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat? (While not provided as an option, a significant number of respondents said they don't use taxis)

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------    Don't use     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly      taxis     opinion
1/28/10    56       37         19      30       10         20           6          8
   White   80       55         25      11        5          6           3          6
   Black   41       25         17      41       13         28           9          9

29. Do you support or oppose the five cent bag tax that went into effect earlier this month in the District? Do you support/oppose strongly or somewhat?

>           -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/28/10    46       31         15      49        8         41         5
   White   75       54         20      23        6         17         3
   Black   29       17         12      65        9         57         6

30. Since the tax has been put in place, have you used a reusable bag when shopping, or not? IF YES: Are you using reusable bags more than before or about the same?

          ---------- YES ----------          No
          NET   More   Same   Other   No   opinion
1/28/10   73     46     24      3     25      1
   White  84     54     28      2     15      1
   Black  67     41     23      3     31      2

31. Are you CURRENTLY planning to move or seriously considering moving away from the District, or not? IF YES: Is that to the suburbs of Washington, or somewhere else?

>          ------- Yes --------
          NET   Suburbs   Else   No   No opinion
1/28/10   20       5       16    78        2
   White  16       4       12    84        1
   Black  22       6       16    75        3

32. In which section of Washington, D.C. do you live: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest or Southeast?

           Northwest     Northeast     Southwest     Southeast   No opinion              
1/28/10        51            23            2             23           1    
1/8/08         52            22            4             22           *    
7/18/06        50            21            4             24           *

33. Washington is divided into eight wards for voting purposes: Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3 and so on. Do you happen to know which ward you live in?

                 Ward 1   Ward 2   Ward 3   Ward 4   Ward 5   Ward 6   Ward 7   Ward 8   Not sure
1/28/10                 10        6       10       11       10        9       10       13        22
   Registered voters    11        7       10       12       11       10       11       14        16
1/8/08                   9        7       12       13       10       10        9       12        20
   Registered voters    10        7       13       14        9       10       11       11        14
7/18/06 RV               9        7       13       12       13       10       12       10        14

34. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as:

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No opinion
1/28/10        67             7              22           2            2
1/8/08         68             6              22           3            1
7/18/06 RV     69             7              21           2            1

(IF NOT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN) Do you lean more towards the:

         Democratic Party    Republican Party        Neither   No opinion
1/28/10         51                   12                 31           7
1/8/08          52                   12                 31           5

Net leaned party affiliation:

       Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other    No opinion
1/28/10        80            10              7            2            1
1/8/08         82             9              6            2            1

35. Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative?

                                                 Don't think in      No
            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms    opinion
1/28/10       37          39            18              3             3
1/8/08        44          34            18              2             3

36. Aside from weddings and funerals, how often if ever do you attend religious services: at least once a week, almost every week, about once a month, less often than that, or never?

             At least 1   Almost   Once per   Less often
              per week   every wk    month     than that   Never   No opinion
1/28/10          26         11         14         26         22         1
1/8/08           28          8         16         27         20         *

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