Washington Post-ABC News Poll

The Washington Post
Monday, June 4, 2007

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone May 29-June 1, 2007, among a random national sample of 1,205 adults, including an oversample of African Americans, for a total of 284 black respondents. The results from the full survey have an error margin of plus or minus three percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

* = less than 0.5 percent

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

             -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
             NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/1/07       35       17         18      62       16         46        3  
4/15/07      35       17         18      62       14         49        2  
2/25/07      36       19         17      62       12         49        2  
1/19/07      33       17         16      65       14         51        2  
12/11/06     36       18         18      62       13         49        2  
11/4/06      40       24         16      57       12         46        2  
10/22/06     37       21         16      60       15         45        3  
10/8/06      39       23         16      60       12         48        1  
9/7/06       42       24         18      55       12         43        3  
8/6/06       40       23         17      58       12         46        2  
6/25/06      38       20         18      60       12         48        2 
5/15/06      33       17         16      65       18         47        2
4/9/06       38       20         18      60       13         47        1
3/5/06       41       24         17      58       14         44        1
1/26/06      42       25         18      56       14         42        2 
1/8/06       46       29         17      52       13         39        2 
12/18/05     47       29         17      52       12         40        1  
11/2/05      39       20         18      60       13         47        1
10/29/05     39       22         17      58       13         45        3
9/11/05      42       27         15      57       12         45        1
8/28/05      45       27         18      53       12         41        2 
6/26/05      48       27         21      51       11         40        1 
6/5/05       48       27         21      52       14         38        1
4/24/05      47       25         22      50       13         38        3
3/13/05      50       31         19      48       11         37        3
1/31/05      50       34         15      45       11         34        5
1/16/05      52       33         19      46       11         35        2  
12/19/04     48       27         21      49       12         38        2
10/20/04     50       30         20      46       11         35        4  
10/17/04 LV  54       35         19      45        9         36        2  
10/16/04 LV  54       35         19      44       10         34        2  
10/15/04 LV  54       35         19      44       10         34        2  
10/3/04  LV  53       36         17      46       11         34        1  
9/26/04      50       33         18      45       13         32        5  
9/8/04       52       35         17      43       11         32        5
8/29/04      50       31         19      47       13         34        3
8/1/04       47       28         18      49       13         36        5
7/25/04      50       32         19      47       13         34        3
7/11/04      48       31         17      50       11         39        2  
6/20/04      47       30         17      51       13         39        1 
5/23/04      47       31         17      50       14         36        3 
4/18/04      51       33         18      47       13         34        1  
3/7/04       50       32         18      48       12         36        2
2/11/04      50       30         21      47       14         34        2   
1/18/04      58       35         24      40        9         30        2 
12/21/03     59       39         21      38       15         23        3   
12/14/03     57       37         20      39       10         29        5   
12/7/03      53       32         21      40       13         27        7   
11/16/03     57       34         23      39       11         28        4   
10/29/03     56       30         26      42       13         29        2   
10/13/03     53       33         20      43       13         29        4   
9/30/03      54       34         20      44       15         29        2   
9/13/03      58       35         23      40       14         27        2   
9/7/03       56       34         22      41       13         28        4   
8/11/03      59       37         22      37       14         23        4   
7/10/03      59       35         24      38       13         25        3   
6/22/03      68       45         23      29       11         18        4   
4/30/03      71       50         22      26       17          9        3   
4/16/03      74       52         22      23        9         14        3   
4/9/03       77       58         19      20        6         14        4   
4/3/03       71       54         16      25        7         19        4   
3/23/03      68       NA         NA      27       NA         NA        4   
3/20/03      67       NA         NA      28       NA         NA        5   
3/2/03       62       38         23      35       13         22        4       
2/23/03      60       NA         NA      34       NA         NA        6       
2/9/03       64       42         21      34       14         20        3       
2/1/03       62       41         21      34       13         22        4       
1/28/03      62       43         19      36       13         23        2       
1/27/03      59       39         21      37       15         22        4       
1/20/03      59       36         23      38       16         22        2       
12/15/02     66       37         28      32       12         20        2       
11/4/02 LV   67       45         23      31       12         20        1       
11/3/02 LV   67       45         22      32       12         20        1       
11/2/02 LV   67       47         20      32        9         23        1       
10/27/02     67       39         28      29       13         16        4       
9/26/02      67       42         25      30       12         18        3       
9/8/02       71       42         28      27       12         15        3       
7/28/02      69       39         31      28       14         14        3       
7/15/02      72       42         31      25       12         13        2       
6/17/02      74       42         32      22        9         13        4       
6/9/02       77       41         36      20        9         11        3       
5/19/02      76       48         28      22        8         13        3       
4/21/02      78       47         31      20        9         10        2       
3/28/02      79       49         30      18        8         10        3       
3/10/02      82       52         30      16        9          7        2  
1/27/02      83       56         27      14        7          7        3  
12/19/01     86       64         22      12        6          6        2  
11/27/01     89       69         21       9        4          5        1  
11/6/01      89       65         24       9        5          4        2  
10/9/01      92       76         16       6        3          3        1  
9/27/01      90       70         20       6        3          3        4  
9/13/01      86       63         23      12        5          6        2  
9/9/01       55       26         29      41       20         22        3  
8/12/01      61       28         33      31       14         17        8  
7/30/01      59       28         30      38       17         22        3  
6/3/01       55       27         28      40       18         22        6  
4/22/01      63       33         30      32       16         16        5  
3/25/01      58       NA         NA      33       NA         NA        8  
2/25/01      55       NA         NA      23       NA         NA       22

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)?

6/1/07 - Summary Table*
                                         Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The situation in Iraq                   31          67            1
b. Immigration issues                      29          64            8
c. The economy                             40          57            3
d. The US campaign against terrorism       44          52            4 
*Items a-b asked of all; c asked of half sample, d asked of other half.

Trend:

a. The situation in Iraq

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/1/07        31       17         14      67       11         56        1 
4/15/07       29       17         13      70       11         59        * 
2/25/07       31       17         14      67       13         55        1
1/19/07       29       16         13      70       13         57        1
1/10/07       34       21         13      64       14         50        2
12/11/06      28       12         16      70       13         57        2
10/8/06       35       21         14      64       10         54        1
9/7/06        41       25         16      57       10         47        2
8/6/06        36       21         15      62       10         52        2
6/25/06       37       21         17      62       11         52        *
5/15/06       32       19         13      66       13         53        1
4/9/06        37       21         16      62       11         51        1
3/5/06        40       23         17      59       12         47        *
1/26/06       39       24         15      60       10         50        1 
12/18/05      46       31         15      53       10         43        1 
11/2/05       36       20         15      64       13         51        1
9/11/05       38       NA         NA      62       NA         NA        1
8/28/05       42       28         14      57       11         46        1
6/26/05       43       25         18      56       12         44        1
6/5/05        41       NA         NA      58       NA         NA        1
4/24/05       42                          56                            2
3/13/05       39                          57                            4
1/16/05       40                          58                            2
12/19/04      42                          57                            1
9/26/04 RV    47                          50                            3
8/29/04 RV    47                          51                            2
7/25/04       45                          53                            2
6/20/04       44                          55                            2
5/23/04       40                          58                            2
4/18/04       45                          54                            1
3/7/04        46                          53                            1
2/11/04       47                          52                            1
1/18/04       55                          42                            2     
12/21/03      60                          39                            2
12/14/03      58                          38                            4
11/16/03      48                          48                            4
10/29/03      47                          51                            2
10/13/03      51                          47                            2
9/29/03       50                          47                            3
9/13/03       52                          46                            2
9/7/03        49                          47                            4
8/24/03       56                          37                            7
8/11/03       56                          41                            3
7/10/03       58                          41                            2
6/22/03       67                          30                            2
4/30/03       75        "         "       22        "          "        2
3/27/03*      69                          26                            5
3/23/03       71                          26                            3
3/20/03       65                          29                            5
3/17/03       64                          29                            7        
3/9/03        55                          38                            8         
2/23/03       55                          39                            6         
2/9/03        61                          37                            2         
2/5/03        61                          32                            7         
2/1/03        61                          35                            3         
1/28/03       58                          38                            4         
1/27/03       57                          40                            3         
1/20/03       50                          46                            4         
12/15/02      58                          37                            5         
11/4/02  LV   56                          40                            4         
11/3/02  LV   57                          40                            4         
11/2/02  LV   56                          41                            3         
10/27/02      57                          38                            5         
9/26/02       58                          39                            3         
9/14/02       65                          31                            4         
8/29/02       52        "         "       36        "          "       12
*3/27/03 and previous: "The situation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein"

b. Immigration issues

             Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
6/1/07         29            64              8
4/15/07        33            64              4
5/15/06        34            56             10
4/9/06         33            61              5
1/26/06        34            57              9
12/18/05       33            58              9
8/28/05        33            57             10
1/16/05        33            54             13     
1/18/04        34            56             10

c. The economy

             Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
6/1/07         40            57             3 
4/15/07        40            59             1 
2/25/07        43            55             2
1/19/07        41            57             2
12/11/06       43            55             2
10/8/06        41            56             2
8/6/06         39            59             2
6/25/06        38            61             1
5/15/06        38            60             2
4/9/06*        40            59             1
3/5/06         48            51             1
1/26/06        46            52             1
12/18/05       47            52             1 
11/2/05        36            61             3
9/11/05        40            58             2
8/28/05        44            54             3
6/5/05         40            58             2
4/24/05        40            57             3
3/13/05        43            55             2
1/16/05        46            52             2
12/19/04       46            51             3
9/26/04 RV     47            50             4
8/29/04 RV     45            52             3
7/25/04        47            50             3
6/20/04        46            53             1
5/23/04        44            54             2
4/18/04        44            54             2
3/7/04         39            59             1
2/11/04        44            54             2
1/18/04        51            47             2
12/21/03       51            44             5
11/16/03       48            49             3
10/29/03       45            53             2
10/13/03       45            52             2
9/13/03        42            56             3
9/7/03         44            51             5
8/11/03        45            51             5
7/10/03        47            49             4
4/30/03        52            45             3
2/9/03         47            49             4    
2/1/03         44            52             4             
1/28/03        46            49             4             
1/27/03        47            47             5             
1/20/03        43            53             4             
1/5/03         50            43             7             
12/15/02       50            46             4             
11/4/02  LV    53            45             2             
11/3/02  LV    52            46             2             
11/2/02  LV    55            43             2             
10/27/02       51            43             6             
9/26/02        51            47             3             
9/8/02         57            40             4             
7/28/02        57            39             4             
7/15/02        58            38             3             
4/21/02        64            33             3             
1/27/02        62            34             4             
12/19/01       67            27             6             
11/6/01        72            23             5             
9/9/01         48            48             4             
7/30/01        52            45             3             
6/3/01         53            41             6             
4/22/01        55            38             7   
3/25/01        50            42             8
* Strongly/somewhat follow asked 4/9/06

d. The US campaign against terrorism

             Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
6/1/07         44            52             4 
4/15/07        44            53             3 
2/25/07        46            52             1
1/19/07        46            52             2
12/11/06       46            52             2
10/8/06*       45            53             1
9/7/06         53            45             2
8/6/06         47            50             2
6/25/06        51            47             2
5/15/06        53            43             4
4/9/06         50            49             1
3/5/06         52            46             2
1/26/06        52            45             2
1/8/06         53            45             2
12/18/05       56            44             1
11/2/05        48            51             1
9/11/05        50            47             3
8/28/05        56            43             2
6/5/05         50            49             1
4/24/05        56            41             3
3/13/05        59            38             3
1/16/05        61            38             2
12/19/04       53            43             3
9/26/04 RV     59            38             3
8/29/04 RV     60            37             3 
7/25/04        57            40             4
6/20/04        50            48             2
5/23/04        58            39             4
4/18/04        63            35             2
3/7/04         63            34             3
2/11/04        64            34             2
1/18/04        66            33             2
12/21/03       70            28             2
10/29/03       63            35             2
10/13/03       66            30             4
9/13/03        70            27             3
9/7/03         67            28             5
4/30/03        79            19             2
2/9/03         74            23             4
2/1/03         75            21             3
1/27/03        72            26             2
1/20/03        71            25             4
12/15/02       79            20             1
11/4/02  LV    76            22             1
11/3/02  LV    77            22             3
11/2/02  LV    78            21             2
10/27/02       74            23             4
9/26/02        70            28             2
9/8/02         74            24             2
7/28/02        81            17             2
7/15/02        83            15             2
5/19/02        79            19             3
4/21/02        81            18             2
3/10/02        88            10             2
1/27/02        88            10             2
12/19/01       89             9             2
10/15/01       92             5             3
* Strongly/somewhat follow asked 10/8/06 and others

3. Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

                Right      Wrong      No 
              direction    track    opinion  
6/1/07           25         73        2 
1/19/07          26         71        3 
11/4/06  RV      39         59        2 
10/22/06 RV      32         66        2 
         All     30         68        2 
10/8/06          32         66        2 
5/15/06          29         69        2 
11/2/05          30         68        2 
10/24/04 LV      41         55        4 
4/18/04          42         57        1 
4/30/03          52         46        2 
9/26/02          43         53        4 
2/21/02          54         42        4 
2/14/99          55         41        4 
11/1/98          55         43        2 
11/1/98  LV      55         44        1 
8/21/98          57         40        4
7/12/98          50         45        6
4/4/98           55         41        4
1/31/98          61         34        5
1/30/98          61         34        5
1/19/98          44         50        6
8/27/97          39         57        4
6/8/97           37         60        3
3/9/97           34         62        4
10/17/96 RV      40         55        5
10/16/96 RV      42         53        5
10/15/96 RV      43         52        5
10/14/96 RV      44         51        5
10/13/96 RV      44         51        5
9/04/96  RV      40         54        6
8/21/96          28         67        5
6/30/96          26         70        5
3/17/96          27         70        3
1/21/96          27         66        6
1/3/96           21         77        3
4/5/95           23         73        3
1/4/95           27         68        6
10/31/94         27         69        4
7/20/94          26         70        4
3/27/94          28         69        3
1/23/94          31         60       10
11/14/93         25         69        6
8/8/93           26         71        3
6/20/93          26         71        3
4/26/93          27         71        2
3/11/93          36         57        7
2/28/93          37         59        4
1/17/93          31         63        6
12/14/92         35         60        5
10/27/92 RV      22         76        2
10/4/92  RV      18         78        4
6/7/92           14         83        3
4/9/92           16         81        3
3/11/92          18         79        4
1/15/92          19         78        3
11/10/91         24         72        4
10/29/91         26         71        3
8/27/91          31         60        9
7/28/91          30         67        3
6/2/91           39         57        4
4/9/91           42         51        7
2/26/91          58         39        3
1/27/91          49         48        4
10/14/90         19         79        2
9/9/90           36         60        4
8/20/90          35         60        5
7/24/90          37         60        2
5/21/90          39         60        2
3/26/90          44         53        2
2/4/90           49         48        3
1/16/90          48         49        3
5/23/89          42         55        3
3/16/89          46         52        2
1/16/89  LV      51         46        3
10/25/88 RV      49         46        6
9/27/88          48         44        8
7/11/88          40         56        4
5/25/88          35         59        6
3/21/88          40         56        4
1/23/88          39         59        2
12/13/87         49         47        4
12/2/87          35         61        4
9/23/87          43         54        4
6/29/87          35         62        3
4/13/87          37         60        3
3/9/87           38         58        4
1/18/87          39         56        5
9/8/86           50         48        2
1/26/86          45         47        8
7/29/85          52         43        6
1/16/85          59         36        4
5/22/84          47         48        5
12/13/83         43         51        6
11/7/83          51         44        5
4/12/83          41         54        4
3/2/83           43         53        3
1/25/83          58         39        3
1/25/83          43         52        4
10/11/82         35         57        8
1/30/82          39         56        5
2/80*            20         70       10
2/78             34         53       13
2/77             41         44       14
10/75            19         71        9
10/74            15         75       11
10/73            16         74       10
*2/80 and previous: Roper

4. (IF WRONG TRACK, Q3) What's the main reason you feel that way?

                                              6/1/07     11/4/06      11/2/05 
                                           Total   RV      RV       Total   RV
Economy, jobs, gas prices, prices, 
   low income, debt, finances               20     18      16         30    30
War in Iraq                                 19     19      31         21    21
Problems with Bush                          11     11      11         15    15
Everything                                  11     11       1          1     *
Distrust of politicians, government, 
   Washington, ethics in government/ 
   corruption                                6      7      12          7     8
Problems too big                             1      2       3          6     6
Moral decline/lack of religious faith        6      5       4          6     6
Environmental problems/global warming        1      *       1          3     3
Problems with Republicans/conservatives 
   (not specifically Bush)                   2      2       3          2     2
Terrorism/threat of terrorism                *      *       2          1     1
Health care                                  1      2       2          1     1
Illegal immigrants                           5      5       2          1     1
Problems/issues not being resolved           2      2       2          1     1
Ignoring domestic issues                     1      1       1          1     1
Problems with Democrats/liberals             1      1       1          *     *
Foreign policy                               2      2       *          *     *
Other                                        9      9       6          4     4
No opinion                                   2      2       3          *     *

5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job?

             Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
6/1/07         39            53             8
4/15/07*       44            54             3
2/25/07        41            54             5
1/19/07        43            50             8
12/11/06       37            57             6
11/4/06  RV    36            60             4  
10/22/06       31            65             4  
10/8/06        32            66             2  
9/7/06         40            55             5
8/6/06         36            60             4
5/15/06        33            63             4 
4/9/06         35            62             3 
3/5/06         36            62             3
1/26/06        43            53             4
1/8/06         41            55             5
12/18/05       43            53             4
11/2/05        37            59             4
8/28/05        37            59             4
6/5/05         41            54             4
10/29/03       40            52             9
4/30/03        57            37             6
9/26/02        51            43             6
7/15/02        57            36             7
2/21/02        57            39             4
1/27/02        58            35             7
12/19/01       59            34             7
9/9/01         45            48             7
7/30/01        48            48             4
4/22/01        58            33             8
10/31/99       42            53             6
9/2/99         46            47             7
6/6/99         48            46             6
3/14/99        44            49             7
2/14/99        46            50             4    
12/20/98       44            51             5    
12/19/98       45            50             5    
12/13/98       49            46             5    
11/7/98        41            55             4    
11/1/98        49            47             5    
10/25/98       45            44            11    
10/18/98       46            45             8    
9/28/98        52            44             4    
8/21/98        55            39             6          
7/12/98        46            44            11          
5/12/98        45            45             9          
4/4/98         47            45             8          
1/31/98        55            35            10          
1/30/98        55            35            10          
1/25/98        56            37             8          
1/24/98        55            38             7          
1/19/98        47            49             5          
10/13/97       36            57             7          
8/27/97        39            54             7          
7/8/97         40            53             6          
4/24/97        40            53             7          
3/9/97         35            60             5          
8/5/96         42            52             7          
6/30/96        35            58             7          
5/22/96        35            60             5          
3/10/96        30            64             6          
1/7/96         31            65             5          
11/19/95       27            68             5          
10/1/95        32            65             3 
7/17/95        34            63             3         
3/19/95        39            56             5         
1/29/95        42            52             6         
10/31/94       21            72             8         
10/23/94       18            78             4         
9/11/94        24            70             5         
6/26/94        34            61             5         
3/27/94        35            62             3         
2/27/94        32            64             4         
1/23/94        29            60            11         
11/14/93       28            66             6         
8/8/93         33            64             3         
4/26/93        30            69             2         
1/17/93        29            66             6         
4/9/92         17            78             5         
3/18/92        19            76             5         
3/8/92         22            73             6         
2/2/92         32            64             4         
12/15/91       35            59             6         
10/21/91       45            50             5         
6/2/91         49            46             5 
10/14/90       34            63             3                  
2/4/90         41            55             4                  
1/16/90        39            55             6                  
8/21/89        42            53             5                  
5/23/89        54            44             2                  
2/14/89        53            44             3                  
1/23/88**      43            53             4                  
6/1/87         56            40             4                  
6/22/85        54            37             9                  
5/83           33            43            24                  
6/81           38            40            22                  
6/79           19            61            20                  
9/78           29            49            22                  
6/77           34            42            24                  
6/75           29            54            17                  
8/74           48            35            17                  
* Strongly/somewhat follow asked 4/15/07 and others
**1/23/88 and previous: Gallup

6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way (ITEM) are doing their job?

6/1/07 Summary Table

                                  Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
a. the Republicans in Congress       36          58             6
b. the Democrats in Congress         44          49             6

Trend:

a. the Republicans in Congress

               Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
6/1/07            36         58              6
4/15/07           39         59              2
10/8/06           35         63              2
5/15/06           33         64              3
11/2/05           35         61              4
6/5/05            42         56              2
6/6/99            41         52              7 
3/14/99           40         56              4
7/8/97            40         54              6
9/15/96 RV        46         48              6
6/30/96           38         56              6
4/5/95            45         50              5
10/31/94          33         59              7
10/23/94          31         64              5
9/11/94           35         59              6

b. the Democrats in Congress

               Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
6/1/07            44         49              6
4/15/07           54         44              2
10/8/06           48         50              3
5/15/06           39         58              4
11/2/05           41         54              5
6/5/05            42         56              3
6/6/99            51         42              7
3/14/99           51         42              7
7/8/97            45         49              6
4/5/95            36         60              4
10/31/94          39         53              8
10/23/94          36         59              5
9/11/94           41         53              6

7. Who do you think is taking a stronger leadership role in the government in Washington these days, (Bush) or (the Democrats in Congress)?

                                   Equal     Neither       No
            Bush     Democrats     (vol.)     (vol.)     opinion
6/1/07       43          45           3         7           3
4/15/07      34          58           2         4           2
1/19/07      36          56           1         3           3
7/30/01      51          38           3         4           4

Compare to:

Who do you think is taking a stronger leadership role in the government in Washington these days, Clinton or the Republicans in Congress?

                           Equal   Neither     No
           Clinton   GOP   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
4/5/95       27      67      2        3         7
1/24/95      24      61      4        5         6
12/15/94     25      59      3        5         7

8. Who do you trust to do a better job handling (ITEM), (Bush) or (the Democrats in Congress)?

6/1/07 - Summary Table*

                                                  Both    Neither     No
                                   Bush   Dems   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. The situation in Iraq            35     51      2       10         3
b. Immigration issues               31     48      2       13         5
c. The economy                      36     54      1        6         2 
d. The U.S. campaign against 
   terrorism                        40     46      2        9         3
*Items a-b asked of all; c asked of half sample, d asked of other half. 

Trend:

a. The situation in Iraq

                               Both      Neither       No
            Bush     Dems     (vol.)     (vol.)      opinion
6/1/07       35       51         2         10          3
4/15/07      33       58         1          7          1
2/25/07      34       54         *          9          2
1/19/07      33       60         1          4          2
1/10/07      36       47         1         12          4 
12/11/06     32       56         1          7          3 
1/18/04      56       36         1          4          3
4/30/03      72       20         2          3          3

b. Immigration issues

                               Both      Neither       No
            Bush     Dems     (vol.)     (vol.)      opinion
6/1/07       31       48         2         13          5
12/11/06     34       49         1         10          6
1/18/04      38       44         2          8          8

c. The economy

                               Both      Neither       No
            Bush     Dems     (vol.)     (vol.)      opinion
6/1/07       36       54         1          6          2
2/25/07      36       56         1          6          2
1/19/07      32       60         1          4          2
12/11/06     34       58         1          5          2
1/18/04      43       50         1          4          3
4/30/03      51       41         2          2          3
11/6/01      51       36         5          4          5
9/9/01       44       50         1          3          2
7/30/01      47       46         1          4          1
6/3/01       44       46         2          6          2

d. The US campaign against terrorism

                               Both      Neither       No
            Bush     Dems     (vol.)     (vol.)      opinion
6/1/07       40       46         2          9          3
2/25/07      39       52         2          5          2
1/19/07      40       52         1          5          2
12/11/06     41       50         1          6          2
1/18/04      60       31         2          4          3 
4/30/03      72       21         3          2          3

9. All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

              ----- Worth fighting ----     --- Not worth fighting --     No     
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat     NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion 
6/1/07        37       24         12        61       12         50         2 
4/15/07       33       22         11        66       12         54         1 
2/25/07       34       22         12        64       13         51         2
1/10/07       40       28         12        58       11         47         2
12/11/06      36       25         11        61       12         50         2  
11/4/06 RV    44       33         12        53       10         44         2
10/22/06      40       28         12        57       11         47         2
10/8/06       35       25         10        63       13         50         2 
9/7/06        42       29         13        56       11         45         2 
8/6/06        39       29         10        59       12         47         1 
6/25/06       40       25         15        58       13         45         2
5/15/06       37       24         14        62       12         50         1    
4/9/06        41       30         11        58       10         48         1    
3/5/06        42       29         14        57       11         46         1  
1/26/06       44       32         12        55       13         42         1
1/8/06        43       30         13        55       12         43         2
12/18/05      46       33         14        52       11         42         1 
11/2/05       39       25         13        60       12         48         1
8/28/05       46       33         12        53        9         44         1
6/26/05       46       33         13        53       10         43         1 
6/5/05        41       29         12        58       12         46         1
4/24/05       44       31         13        54       12         42         2  
3/13/05       45       34         11        53       11         42         2  
1/16/05       44       32         12        55       10         45         1  
12/19/04      42       31         11        56       10         47         2  
10/3/04 LV    49       34         15        48       11         37         3  
9/26/04 RV    46       35         12        51        8         42         3 
9/8/04  RV    51       38         13        45       10         34         4
8/29/04 RV    48       34         14        50       11         39         2 
7/25/04       49       36         13        48       11         37         3 
6/20/04       47       32         14        52       13         39         2 
5/23/04       48       35         13        50       13         37         1     
5/6/04        49       NA         NA        47       NA         NA         5
4/18/04       51                            47                             2
3/7/04        52                            44                             3 
2/11/04       48                            50                             2
1/18/04       56                            41                             3 
12/21/03      59                            39                             2     
12/14/03      53                            42                             5     
11/16/03      52                            44                             4     
10/29/03      54                            44                             2     
10/13/03      54                            44                             2     
9/13/03       61                            37                             2     
9/7/03        54                            42                             4     
8/24/03       57                            37                             5     
8/11/03       61                            35                             4     
7/10/03       57                            40                             3     
6/22/03       64                            33                             3     
4/30/03       70       "           "        27       "           "         4     
2/2/92*       66       NA         NA        32       NA         NA         2     
7/28/91       67                            30                             3     
6/2/91        70                            26                             3     
3/4/91        86       "           "        13       "           "         1     
*2/2/92 and previous: "the Persian Gulf war"; 3/4/91: "this war"

10. Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not contributed to the long-term security of the United States?

               --------- Contributed ---------     Has       No
               NET     Great deal     Somewhat     not     opinion
6/1/07         44          NA            NA         53       3
12/11/06       46          25            21         51       3
10/8/06        48          26            21         50       3
9/7/06         50          28            21         47       3
6/25/06        51          28            22         48       1
5/15/06        48          28            20         51       2 
4/9/06         52          32            20         46       1 
3/5/06         50          28            23         48       2
1/26/06        53          32            21         45       1 
12/18/05       54          32            22         44       2 
11/2/05        46          25            21         52       2
8/28/05        49          29            20         49       2
6/26/05        52          31            22         46       1
6/5/05         47          24            22         52       1 
3/13/05        52          29            23         46       2 
1/16/05        50          30            21         47       3 
12/19/04       51          27            23         46       4 
10/3/04 LV     53          32            22         42       4 
9/26/04 RV     54          36            18         42       4
9/8/04  RV     57          36            22         40       3
8/29/04 RV     54          33            20         42       4
7/25/04        51          32            19         45       3
6/20/04        51          28            23         46       2
5/23/04        54          30            24         43       3  
4/18/04        57          33            24         40       3  
3/7/04         57          29            29         40       3 
2/11/04        58          32            26         38       4 
1/18/04        59          34            25         38       3  
12/21/03       62          34            29         34       4
7/10/03*       62          33            29         35       3
*"did or did not"

11. Do you think the number of U.S. military forces in Iraq should be (increased), (decreased), or kept about the same?

                                        Kept about       No
            Increased     Decreased      the same      opinion
6/1/07          19            55            23            3
12/11/06        17            52            27            1
10/8/06         18            51            28            3  
8/6/06          17            53            27            3  
5/15/06         15            54            27            4 
4/9/06          13            54            31            2 
3/5/06          11            52            34            3 
12/18/05         9            52            36            3  
11/2/05         15            47            36            3
8/28/05         21            41            35            4
6/26/05         16            38            44            2
3/13/05         15            44            36            4

12. (IF DECREASED, Q11) Should all U.S. forces in Iraq be withdrawn immediately, or should they be decreased, but not all withdrawn immediately?

             Withdrawn        Decreased but not         No
            immediately     withdrawn immediately     opinion
6/1/07           27                   72                 1
12/11/06         28                   70                 1
10/8/06          37                   63                 *
8/6/06           33                   66                 1
5/15/06          31                   68                 1
4/9/06           28                   72                 1
3/5/06           33                   67                 *
12/18/05         23                   77                 0
11/2/05          38                   61                 *
8/28/05          33                   66                 1
6/26/05          34                   66                 1
3/13/05          27                   72                 1

11/12 NET:

                     -------------- Decreased --------------   Kept about   No    
         Increased   NET  All/immed.  Not all/not immed.  DK    the same    op.
6/1/07       19       55      15             40           *        23        3 
12/11/06     17       52      15             36           1        27        4 
10/8/06      18       51      19             32           *        28        3 
8/6/06       17       53      18             35           *        27        3 
5/15/06      15       54      17             37           *        27        4
4/9/06       13       54      15             39           1        31        2
3/5/06       11       52      17             35           *        34        3  
12/18/05      9       52      12             40           *        36        3
11/2/05      15       47      18             29           *        36        3    
8/28/05      21       41      13             27           *        35        4    
6/26/05      16       38      13             25           *        44        2
3/13/05      15       44      12             31           1        37        4

12a. (IF DECREASED BUT NOT WITHDRAWN IMMEDIATELY, Q12) When do you think all U.S. forces should be withdrawn from Iraq - later this year, sometime next year, or can't you put a time on it at this point?

             Later      Sometime      Can't put a    Later than      No 
           this year    next year     time on it     2008 (vol.)   opinion
6/1/07         31          26              42              1          *

13. Do you think the United States is or is not making significant progress toward restoring civil order in Iraq?

                 Is making               Is not making          No  
            significant progress     significant progress     opinion
6/1/07              32                       64                  4
12/11/06            31                       66                  3
6/25/06             48                       49                  2
3/5/06              43                       56                  2
12/18/05            60                       37                  2
11/2/05             44                       55                  2 
8/28/05             48                       50                  2 
6/26/05             48                       51                  1
12/19/04            44                       49                  7
6/20/04             51                       48                  1

14. As you may know Bush has sent approximately 28 thousand additional U.S. military forces to try to restore civil order in parts of Iraq. Do you think this increase of U.S. forces will or will not improve the security situation there over the next few months?

           Will     Will not     No opinion
6/1/07      39         58             3

15. Do you think (the United States must win the war in Iraq in order for the broader war on terrorism to be a success), or do you think (the war on terrorism can be a success without the United States winning the war in Iraq?)

              US must win war       Can be a success without      No
            in Iraq for success      US winning war in Iraq     opinion
6/1/07              37                          56                 7 
4/15/07             37                          57                 6 
1/10/07             45                          47                 8

16. What do you think would do more to increase the risk of a terrorist attack occurring here in the United States - (withdrawing from Iraq), or (remaining in Iraq) - or is the risk of terrorism about the same either way?

           Withdrawing     Remaining     Same either way     No opinion
6/1/07          23             14               62                 1

17. Overall, do you feel that you can or cannot trust the Bush administration to honestly and accurately report intelligence about security threats facing the United States?

           Can     Cannot     No opinion
6/1/07     38        60           2

Compare to:

Overall, do you feel that you can or cannot trust the Bush administration to honestly and accurately report intelligence about possible threats from other countries?

            Can     Cannot     No opinion
2/25/07     35        63           2

18. Suppose the United States withdraws from Iraq before civil order is restored there. Do you think (ITEM) would be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely or very unlikely?

6/1/07 - Summary Table

                              -----Likely-----  ----Unlikely----  Already  No 
                              NET  Very  Smwt.  NET  Smwt.  Very  (vol.)   op.
a. A full-scale 
   civil war in Iraq          75    41    34    18    11      6       4     3
b. Parts of Iraq becoming
   a base of operations 
   for terrorists 
   targeting the US           72    39    34    22    15      7       3     3
c. Iran taking control of 
   parts of Iraq              72    33    39    21    12      9       1     7

19. On another subject: Would you support or oppose a program giving ILLEGAL immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here LEGALLY if they pay a fine and meet other requirements?

           Support     Oppose     No opinion
6/1/07        52         44             4

20. (IF SUPPORT, Q19) Do you think these illegal immigrants should or should not be required to return to their home countries before they can apply to return legally under this program?

           Should     Should not     No opinion
6/1/07       40           56               4

19/20 NET
         ------------ Support ------------
         NET   Should   Should not   No op.   Oppose   No opinion
6/1/07   52      21         29         2        44           4

21. What kind of immigrants should get preference to live in this country - those who already have a brother, sister, parent or grown child living here legally, or those who have no such relatives in the U.S. but have skills and education that are in need here?

            Certain        Skills and
         family member    education that    Both    Neither      No
         here legally      are in need     (vol.)    (vol.)    opinion
6/1/07        34               35            13        14         3

22. Would you support or oppose significantly expanding the guest worker program that allows people from other countries to work in the U.S. on a temporary basis?

           Support     Oppose     No opinion
6/1/07        53         43             4

22a. (IF OPPOSE, Q22) What if the government determines that there is a shortage of workers in specific industries - in that case would you support or oppose significantly expanding a guest worker program for those industries?

           Support     Oppose     No opinion
6/1/07        26         72             2

22/22a NET

           ------Support Expansion--------
           NET   Support   Support if need   Oppose NET   No opinion
6/1/07     64      53             11             31            4

23. (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE) Overall, do you think ILLEGAL immigrants do more to (HELP) the country or do more to (HURT) the country?

             Help     Hurt     Neither helps nor hurts (vol.)     No opinion
6/1/07        35       55                   8                           3
12/18/05      37       56                   5                           2

24. (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE) Overall, do you think LEGAL immigrants do more to (HELP) the country or do more to (HURT) the country?

             Help     Hurt     Neither helps nor hurts (vol.)     No opinion
6/1/07        63       28                   6                           3

25. On another subject: There have been congressional hearings recently about how and why the Department of Justice fired nine chief federal prosecutors. Do you approve or disapprove of the way U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has handled this issue?

           Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
6/1/07        25           52              23
4/15/07       24           58              18

26. Given this issue do you think Gonzales should (lose his job) as attorney general, or (remain in his position)?

          Lose his job     Remain in his position     No opinion
6/1/07        43                    35                    22
4/15/07       45                    39                    16

27. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) On another subject: I'm going to read a few attributes that might be found in a candidate for president. Please tell me if each would make you (more likely) to vote for that candidate for president, or (less likely) to vote for that candidate, or if it wouldn't matter.

6/1/07 - Summary Table
                                                            Wouldn't     No
                                          More     Less      matter    opinion
a. someone who is a Mormon                  5       30         64         1
b. someone who is over age 72               3       43         54         0

Trend: LEANED REPUBLICANS

a. someone who is a Mormon      

           More likely   Less likely   Wouldn't matter   No op.
6/1/07          5            30              64            1 
2/25/07         4            30              65            1 
12/11/06        2            36              61            1 

b. someone who is over age 72               

           More likely   Less likely   Wouldn't matter   No op.
6/1/07          3            43              54            0 
2/25/07         3            57              40            *

28. (IF LESS LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A MORMON, Q27a) Is there a chance you'd vote for a Mormon for president, or no chance?

      Chance   No chance   Depends (vol.)   No opinion
6/1/07       41        49          10                0 
2/25/07      34        60           5                * 

27a/28 NET

                     ---------Less likely------------    
              More                     No                Wouldn't   No           
             likely   NET   Chance   Chance    Depends    matter    op.
6/1/07          5     30     12        15         3         64       1
2/25/07         4     30     11        18         1         65       1


29. How closely are you following the 2008 presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not closely at all?

              ----- Closely ------     ----- Not closely ------      No
              NET    Very    Smwt.     NET    Not too    At all    opinion   
6/1/07         66     18      48        34       22        13          *  
4/15/07        66     20      45        34       20        14          *  
2/25/07        65     20      44        35       25        10          *

Early 2004:
10/29/03       54     15      39        45       30        15          0
9/13/03        56     16      40        44       27        17          *

Early 2000:
12/15/99       45     12      33        55       31        24          *
10/31/99       61     16      45        38       25        13          *

Among leaned Dems:
6/1/07         67     19      48        33       21        12          0  
4/15/07        68     22      46        32       21        11          *
2/25/07        67     21      46        33       25         8          *

Early 2004*
10/29/03       53     13      40        47       29        18          0  
9/13/03        63     19      44        37       24        13          0  
4/30/03        37      8      29        63       33        30          0
*"the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination"

Among leaned Reps: 
6/1/07         65     16      50        34       24        10          *  
4/15/07        68     22      46        31       17        14          1
2/25/07        66     22      44        34       26         8          0

30. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) If the 2008 Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were: (Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Al Gore, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich or Mike Gravel), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE: 

                         6/1/07    4/15/07    2/25/07    1/19/07    12/11/06
Hillary Clinton            35        37         36         41          39
Barack Obama               23        20         24         17          17
Al Gore                    17        17         14         10          10
John Edwards                8        14         12         11          12 
Joe Biden                   2         2          1          3           2
Bill Richardson             2         3          3          1           2
Chris Dodd                  1         *          *          *           *
Dennis Kucinich             1         1          *          1          NA
Mike Gravel                 *         *          0          *          NA
Other (vol.)                *         *          *          1           *
Evan Bayh                  NA        NA         NA         NA           1
Wesley Clark               NA         1          *          1           1
John Kerry                 NA        NA         NA          8           7
Tom Vilsack                NA        NA          *          *           1
None of these (vol.)        4         3          3          2           2
Would not vote (vol.)       1         *          1          *           1
No opinion                  5         2          3          3           4

31. (IF NAMED CANDIDATE, 08DEM1) Do you support (NAMED CANDIDATE) strongly, or somewhat?

                       Strongly       Somewhat       No opin. 
Hillary Clinton           53             47             0
Barack Obama              43             56             1
Al Gore                   60             40             0

Trend:

Hillary Clinton            
6/1/07                    53             47             0
4/15/07                   59             41             0
2/25/07                   56             44             0

Barack Obama 
6/1/07                    43             56             1
4/15/07                   51             49             0
2/25/07                   60             38             1
     

32. (ASKED OF GORE SUPPORTERS) If Gore does not run, for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE WITHOUT GORE

                         6/1/07     4/15/07     2/25/07
Hillary Clinton            42         41          43
Barack Obama               27         25          27
John Edwards               11         17          14
Joe Biden                   2          2           2
Dennis Kucinich             2          1           *
Bill Richardson             2          3           3
Chris Dodd                  1          *           *
Mike Gravel                 *          *           *
Other (vol.)                *          *           *
Wesley Clark               NA          1           *
Tom Vilsack                NA         NA           *
None of these (vol.)        4          3           4
Would not vote (vol.)       1          1           1
No opinion                  6          5           4

33. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the choice of candidates for the Democratic nomination for president this year - are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied?

        ---- Satisfied -------     --- Dissatisfied ----          No
             NET    Very    Somewhat    NET   Somewhat    Very   opinion
6/1/07       79      26        53       18       15         4       2
4/15/07      80      29        51       18       14         3       2
2/25/07      86      29        57       12        9         3       2
10/29/03     68       9        58       28       21         8       4
9/13/03      64       8        56       34       27         7       2
1/16/00      69      14        56       28       21         7       2
*10/29/03 and previous: "candidates in the Democratic primary"

34. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) What's the single most important issue to you in your choice for the Democratic candidate for president?

                             6/1/07     2/25/07
War in Iraq                    29         28
Economy/jobs                   18         17
Health care                    11         16
Immigration                     6          1
Someone I trust                 4          2
Strong leadership               3          4
Honesty                         3          4 
Education                       3          2
Terrorism/security              2          3
Environment                     2          2
The right experience            1          2
Abortion                        1          *
Foreign policy                  0          2
Electability/best chance 
   to win in November           *          1
Other                           7         10
No opinion                      9          5

35. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you think (ITEM) - (Clinton) (Obama) or (Edwards)?

6/1/07 - Summary Table

                                                        All   Any 2   None  No 
                                 Clinton Obama Edwards (vol.) (vol.) (vol.) op.
a. is the strongest leader          50     26     15     1      1      1     5 
b. best understands the 
   problems of people like you      38     33     18     2      1      4     5
c. is the most honest and 
   trustworthy                      28     34     22     3      2      6     6
d. has the best experience 
   to be president                  66      9     19     1      1      2     3
e. is the most inspiring            37     41     15     1      1      3     2
f. has the best chance of 
   getting elected president      
   in November 2008                 43     21     26     1      2      1     6
g. is closest to you on the 
   issues                           41     27     18     1      1      3     9
h. you would trust most to 
   handle a major crisis            47     24     19     1      1      3     5

Trend where available:

a. is the strongest leader

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        50        26        15        1         1         1        5
2/25/07       52        23        17        1         1         1        5

b. best understands the problems of people like you    

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        38        33        18        2         1         4        5
2/25/07       39        31        20        1         1         3        4

c. is the most honest and trustworthy

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        28        34        22        3         2         6        6
2/25/07       29        34        21        3         2         7        5

d. has the best experience to be president                

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        66         9        19        1         1         2        3
2/25/07       71         5        17        1         1         2        3

e. is the most inspiring            

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        37        41        15        1         1         3        2
2/25/07       36        44        14        1         1         2        3

f. has the best chance of getting elected president in November 2008     

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        43        21        26        1         2         1        6
2/25/07       48        17        25        *         2         1        6

g. is closest to you on the issues                         

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        41        27        18        1         1         3        9
2/25/07       43        28        19        1         1         2        6

h. No trend. 

36. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) If the 2008 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were: (Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Tommy Thompson, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo, Jim Gilmore, Ron Paul or Fred Thompson), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE: 

                      6/1/07     4/15/07     2/25/07     1/19/07     12/11/06
Rudy Giuliani           32         33          44          34           34
John McCain             19         21          21          27           26
Fred Thompson           11          9          NA          NA           NA 
Newt Gingrich            9          6          15           9           12
Mitt Romney              9          9           4           9            5
Mike Huckabee            2          1           2           1            *
Sam Brownback            1          1           1           1            1
Jim Gilmore              1          1           *           1           NA
Duncan Hunter            1          1           *           *            1
Ron Paul                 1          1           1           1           NA
Tom Tancredo             1          1           *           1            *
Tommy Thompson           1          2           2           1            2
Other (vol.)             *          0           *           *            *
Chuck Hagel             NA          *           1           *            *
George Pataki           NA          1           1           2            3
None of these (vol.)     3          4           2           2            6
Would not vote (vol.)    *          *           1           1            *
No opinion               8          6           4           9            9

37. (IF NAMED CANDIDATE, 08REP1) Do you support (NAMED CANDIDATE) strongly, or somewhat?

                        Strongly       Somewhat     No opinion 
Rudy Giuliani             
6/1/07                    36             63             1 
4/15/07                   45             55             0 
2/25/07                   38             61             *

38. (ASKED OF GINGRICH SUPPORTERS) If Gingrich does not run, for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE WITHOUT GINGRICH

                      6/1/07     4/15/07     2/25/07
Rudy Giuliani           34         35          53
John McCain             20         22          23
Fred Thompson           13         10          NA
Mitt Romney             10         10           5
Mike Huckabee            2          1           2
Ron Paul                 2          1           1
Sam Brownback            1          1           2
Jim Gilmore              1          2           *
Duncan Hunter            1          1           *
Tom Tancredo             1          1           1
Tommy Thompson           1          2           2
Other (vol.)             *          0           *
Chuck Hagel             NA          *           1
George Pataki           NA          1           1
None of these (vol.)     3          4           2
Would not vote (vol.)    *          *           1
No opinion              10          7           5

39. (ASKED OF FRED THOMPSON SUPPORTERS) If Fred Thompson does not run, for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE WITHOUT FRED THOMPSON

                      6/1/07     4/15/07     
Rudy Giuliani           37         37        
John McCain             21         22        
Newt Gingrich           10          7
Mitt Romney              9         10        
Mike Huckabee            2          1 
Sam Brownback            1          1 
Duncan Hunter            1          1 
Tom Tancredo             1          1 
Jim Gilmore              1          1 
Ron Paul                 1          1 
Tommy Thompson           1          2 
Other (vol.)             *          0 
Chuck Hagel             NA          * 
George Pataki           NA          1 
None of these (vol.)     4          5 
Would not vote (vol.)    *          * 
No opinion               9          8

40. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the choice of candidates for the Republican nomination for President this year - are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied?

             ---- Satisfied -------     --- Dissatisfied ----       No
             NET    Very    Somewhat    NET   Somewhat    Very    opinion
6/1/07       68      11        56       28       22         6        4 
4/15/07      65      16        49       31       27         5        3 
2/25/07      73      14        58       24       20         5        3


41. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) What's the single most important issue to you in your choice for the Republican candidate for president?


                             6/1/07     2/25/07
War in Iraq                    15         17
Economy/jobs                   13         15
Terrorism/security             11         18
Immigration                     9          3
Abortion                        7          3
Strong leadership               7          4
Honesty                         6          6  
Someone I trust                 6          4
Education                       3          3
Health care                     3          6
The right experience            1          *
Foreign policy                  0          2
Morals/family values            0          3
Other                          10         11
No opinion                      9          5

42. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you think (ITEM) - (Giuliani), (McCain) or (Romney)?

6/1/07 - Summary Table

                                                       All   Any 2   None  No 
                               Giuliani McCain Romney (vol.) (vol.) (vol.) op.
a. is the strongest leader        55      26     10     1      1      1     7
b. best understands the 
   problems of people like you    40      25     15     2      *      7    11
c. is the most honest and 
   trustworthy                    36      31     14     1      1      6    10
d. has the best experience 
   to be president                35      43      9     2      1      3     8
e. is the most inspiring          53      22     13     *      1      4     7
f. has the best chance of 
   getting elected president      
   in November 2008               53      22      9     1      1      4    10
g. is closest to you on the 
   issues                         39      27     17     *      0      4    13
h. you would trust most to 
   handle a major crisis          59      23      8     1      1      2     6

Trend where available:

a. is the strongest leader

                                            All      Any 2      None     No 
           Giuliani    McCain    Romney    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        55         26        10        1         1         1        7
2/25/07       63         26         5        *         1         1        4


b. best understands the problems of people like you

                                            All      Any 2      None     No 
           Giuliani    McCain    Romney    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        40         25        15        2         *         7       11
2/25/07       51         27         8        *         *         6        8

c. is the most honest and trustworthy

                                            All      Any 2      None     No 
           Giuliani    McCain    Romney    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        36         31        14        1         1         6       10
2/25/07       43         29        11        1         2         7        7

d. has the best experience to be president              

                                            All      Any 2      None     No 
           Giuliani    McCain    Romney    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        35         43         9        2         1         3        8
2/25/07       38         47         6        1         1         2        4

e. is the most inspiring          

                                            All      Any 2      None     No 
           Giuliani    McCain    Romney    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        53         22        13        *         1         4        7
2/25/07       65         21         6        *         1         3        4

f. has the best chance of getting elected president in November 2008            

                                            All      Any 2      None     No 
           Giuliani    McCain    Romney    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        53         22         9        1         1         4       10
2/25/07       55         34         4        *         *         1        5

g. is closest to you on the issues

                                            All      Any 2      None     No 
           Giuliani    McCain    Romney    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
6/1/07        39         27        17        *         0         4       13
2/25/07       44         29        12        *         *         2       12

h. No trend. 

43. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Giuliani has been a supporter of legal abortion and gay civil unions. Does this make you (more likely) to vote for him for the Republican nomination for president, (less likely), or doesn't it make a difference in your vote?

                              Does not make      No
            More     Less     a difference     opinion 
6/1/07        7       50            43            *
2/25/07      10       46            43            1

44. (IF LESS LIKELY, Q43) Given his position on abortion and gay civil unions, is there a chance you'd vote for Giuliani for the Republican nomination for president, or no chance?

            Chance     No chance     No opinion
6/1/07        33           67             1
2/25/07       49           49             2


NET 43/44
                   -------------- Less -------------    Does not make    No     
            More   NET   Chance   No chance   No op.    a difference    opin.  
6/1/07        7    50      16        33          *            43          *
2/25/07      10    46      23        23          1            43          1

45. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) In your view, is President Bush currently leading the Republican Party in the (right direction) or in the (wrong direction)?

              Right         Wrong         No
            direction     direction     opinion
6/1/07          65            31           4
11/2/05         72            25           3

46. If a candidate for president supports the Bush administration's policies in Iraq, would that make you more likely to (support) that candidate for president, more likely to (oppose) that candidate, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

           More likely     More likely      Wouldn't make         No
           to support       to oppose      much difference     opinion
6/1/07          19              41                40               1

Compare to: If a candidate for Congress supports the Bush administration's policies in Iraq, would that make you more likely to (support) that candidate for Congress, more likely to (oppose) that candidate, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?


             More likely     More likely      Wouldn't make       No
              to support      to oppose      much difference     opin.
8/6/06            23              38                39             1

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

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
6/1/07         32            25              38           5         1
4/15/07        36            25              33           6         *
2/25/07        35            26              35           3         1
1/19/07        36            24              35           5         1
12/11/06       34            24              36           5         1  
11/4/06        33            30              32           3         2
10/22/06       30            28              36           4         2
10/8/06        38            27              31           3         1
9/7/06         33            32              30           3         2
8/6/06         34            27              34           4         1 
6/25/06        33            28              35           3         *
5/15/06        34            28              33           4         1
5/11/06        33            30              33           3         1 
4/9/06         34            29              34           3         0
3/5/06         32            28              36           3         1
1/26/06        32            27              34           6         *
1/8/06         31            30              34           5         1  
12/18/05       33            32              33           2         *
11/2/05        31            27              38           3         1 
9/11/05        31            27              34           8         1 
9/2/05         32            31              31           5         2
8/28/05        32            29              33           5         1 
6/26/05        34            28              32           5         1
6/5/05         30            31              34           4         *
4/24/05        35            28              32           5         *

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

             Yes     No     No opinion
6/1/07       82      18          *
4/15/07      85      15          *
2/25/07      84      16          *
1/19/07      80      20          *
12/11/06     84      16          *
11/4/06      80      19          *
10/22/06     78      22          3
10/8/06      85      15          *
9/7/06       81      19          *
8/6/06       85      15          0
6/25/06      83      17          1 
5/15/06      83      17          *
5/11/06      84      16          *		
4/9/06       83      17          0
1/26/06      81      19          *
12/18/05     86      14          *  
11/2/05      86      14          *  


908a. Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative?

                                                     Don't think in      No
            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms (vol.)    op.
6/1/07         24         36            37                  2             1
4/15/07        24         42            32                  1             1
2/25/07        23         40            35                  1             1
1/19/07        23         41            33                  1             1
12/11/06       23         42            33                  2             1
11/4/06        19         42            36                  2             1
10/22/06       22         42            32                  2             2
10/8/06        21         43            33                  1             1
9/7/06         24         39            33                  2             2
8/6/06         18         42            38                  1             1
6/25/06        21         41            35                  1             1  
5/15/06        19         48            31                  1             1
5/11/06        18         49            33                  *             * 
4/9/06         21         41            35                  2             1
3/5/06         22         42            33                  2             1
1/26/06        21         40            37                  1             1
1/8/06         20         40            37                  2             1 
12/18/05       22         42            34                  1             1
11/2/05        23         44            32                  1             * 
9/11/05        22         44            31                  2             2
8/28/05        20         44            34                  2             1
6/26/05        21         44            33                  1             1   
6/5/05         23         40            35                  1             * 
4/24/05        20         47            30                  1             1

Q43. How about on most social issues - would you say your views on most social issues are liberal, moderate or conservative?

                                                     Don't think in      No
            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms (vol.)    op.
6/1/07         25         37            35                  1             1
4/15/07        26         42            31                  *             1

Q909. What was the last grade of school you completed?


High school or less	 9
Graduated high school      	38
Some college               	22
Graduated College          	20	
Post-graduate              	11

Q910. What is your age?

18-29                      	22
30-39                      	17
40-49                      	21
50-64                      	25
65+                        	15

911. What, if anything, is your religion?

                                      Christian       Other Non-         No
           Protestant   Catholic   (Non-Protestant)   Christian   None   op. 
6/1/07         44          22              14              4       15     1
4/15/07        42          21              17              5       13     1
2/25/07        44          21              14              6       14     *
1/19/07        44          23              10              5       14     1
12/11/06       42          21              12              2       16     1
11/4/06        48          23              12              2       12     1
10/22/06       44          21              14              3       15     1
10/8/06        44          19              13              5       15     *
9/7/06         46          19              12              6       14     1
8/6/06         45          23              12              3       16     1
6/25/06        45          23              12              4       14     * 
5/15/06        46          22              14              4       12     *
5/11/06        46          24              10              4       13     1   
4/9/06         42          24              14              5       14     * 
3/5/06         44          21              14              4       14     *
1/26/06        46          24              11              4       14     1
1/8/06         45          20              12              4       15     1
12/18/05       44          21              13              3       15     1    
11/2/05        46          21              11              6       15     *
9/11/05        44          23              12              3       15     *
8/28/05        44          23              14              3       13     1
6/26/05        46          22              10              4       16     * 
6/5/05         47          23              11              4       14     * 
4/24/05        47          21              12              4       14     1


911b. (IF CHRISTIAN) Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not?


            Yes     No     No opin.
6/1/07      42      56         3
4/15/07     40      58         2
2/25/07     42      55         3
1/19/07     43      55         2
12/11/06    44      53         3
11/4/06     43      55         2
10/22/06    43      53         4
10/8/06     44      55         1
9/7/06      45      53         2
8/6/06      46      51         3
6/25/06     42      55         3
5/15/06     42      56         1
5/11/06     38      60         2
4/9/06      40      59         1
3/5/06      46      53         1
1/26/06     44      54         2
1/8/06      45      51         3
12/18/05    43      54         2
11/2/05     41      57         2 
9/11/05     40      58         2
8/28/05     43      54         3
6/26/05     42      55         3 
6/5/05      44      54         2
4/24/05     42      56         2

INCOME. Which of the following CATEGORIES best describes your total annual household income before taxes, from all sources?


            -------Less than $50k-------   --------More than $50k--------
            NET   <20k   20-35k   35-50k   NET   50-75k   75-100k   100k+
6/1/07      49     15      18       16     49      18        13       18
4/15/07     46     15      16       15     51      20        13       18
2/25/07     46     10      16       20     51      20        14       17
1/19/07     49     16      17       15     49      16        13       20
12/11/06    46     11      16       19     51      18        16       17
10/22/06    52     16      20       17     45      16        11       17
10/8/06     46     13      16       17     51      22        13       16
9/7/06      51     16      18       17     47      17        15       15
8/6/06      49     14      16       18     48      20        12       16
6/25/06     50     16      16       19     47      19        11       17       
5/15/06     52     14      18       21     46      16        13       17
5/11/06     46      9      18       18     53      18        15       20
4/9/06      53     16      20       17     47      19        12       16 
3/5/06      50     16      18       16     48      20        12       16
1/26/06     52     20      15       17     46      18        12       16
12/18/05    54     17      19       18     44      18        12       15 
11/2/05     52     14      18       20     46      19        13       14 
9/11/05     55     18      20       17     42      18        11       14  
8/28/05     52     18      15       19     46      18        11       16  
6/26/05     49     14      17       18     49      19        14       16  
6/5/05      55     15      20       20     43      17        13       14
4/24/05     55     15      21       19     45      18        12       15


Q918. Race/Ethnicity

White                      	76
Black                      	12
Hispanic	                 8
Asian                      	 1 
Other Race                 	 3

Q921. Sex

Male               48
Female             52

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