Washington Post-ABC News poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone June 3-6, 2010, among a random national sample of 1,004 adults including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 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 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
6/6/10     52       30         22      45       12         33         4
4/25/10    54       31         23      44       11         33         3
3/26/10    53       34         20      43        8         35         3
2/8/10     51       29         22      46       12         33         3
1/15/10    53       30         24      44       13         32         2
12/13/09   50       31         18      46       13         33         4 
11/15/09   56       32         23      42       13         29         2
10/18/09   57       33         23      40       11         29         3
9/12/09    54       35         19      43       12         31         3
8/17/09    57       35         21      40       11         29         3
7/18/09    59       38         22      37        9         28         4
6/21/09    65       36         29      31       10         22         4 
4/24/09    69       42         27      26        8         18         4 
3/29/09    66       40         26      29        9         20         5
2/22/09    68       43         25      25        8         17         7



2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling [ITEM]? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?



6/6/10 - Summary Table*

                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
a. Immigration
   issues           39       17         23      51       14         37        10
Items b-d already released.

Trend where available:

a. Immigration issues

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/6/10     39       17         23      51       14         37        10
3/26/10    33       14         19      43       15         28        23
4/24/09    48       NA         NA      35       NA         NA        18


                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
b. The oil spill
   in the Gulf 
   of Mexico        44       20         24      49       15         33         7
c. The economy      50       26         24      49       12         37         2
d. The federal
   budget deficit   39       22         17      56       13         42         6
*Full sample asked items a-b; half sample asked item c; other half sample asked item d.

Trend where available:

b. No trend.

c. The economy

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/6/10     50       26         24      49       12         37         2
4/25/10    49       24         25      49       10         39         2
3/26/10    45       23         22      52       12         40         3
2/8/10     45       22         23      53       15         38         2
1/15/10    47       22         24      52       13         39         1
12/13/09   46       23         24      52       12         40         2
11/15/09   51       26         25      47       12         36         2
10/18/09   50       29         22      48       13         35         1 
9/12/09    51       28         24      46       13         33         2
8/17/09    52       27         25      46       13         33         2 
7/18/09    52       29         23      46       10         35         3
6/21/09    56       28         28      41       13         27         3  
4/24/09    58       31         28      38       13         25         4
3/29/09    60       34         25      38       12         26         3
2/22/09    60       NA         NA      34       NA         NA         6

d. The federal budget deficit

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/6/10     39       22         17      56       13         42         6
4/25/10    40       20         20      55       14         42         5
3/26/10    43       22         21      52       14         38         5
2/8/10     40       17         23      56       16         40         4
1/15/10    38       18         20      56       15         41         6
12/13/09   37       16         21      56       12         44         6
11/15/09   42       19         23      53       10         43         5
10/18/09   45       20         25      51       14         37         4
9/12/09    39       17         22      55       13         42         6
8/17/09    41       19         22      53       12         41         5
7/18/09    43       19         24      49       11         38         8
6/21/09    48       22         26      48       13         35         5  
4/24/09    51       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         7
3/29/09    52       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         5

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  
6/6/10           37        60        3
3/26/10          38        60        2
1/15/10          37        62        1
11/15/09         44        55        2
10/18/09         44        54        2
8/17/09          44        55        1
6/21/09          47        50        3
4/24/09          50        48        2
3/29/09          42        57        1
2/22/09          31        67        2
1/16/09          19        78        3
12/14/08         15        82        3
10/25/08 LV      13        85        2
10/11/08 RV       8        90        2
9/22/08  RV      14        83        3
8/22/08          19        78        2
6/15/08          14        84        2
5/11/08          16        82        2 
1/12/08          21        77        2
11/1/07          24        74        2
6/1/07           25        73        2 
1/19/07          26        71        3 
11/4/06  RV      39        59        2 
10/22/06         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
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. Changing topics, please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not: [ITEM]?

6/6/10 - Summary Table
                                                    Yes   No   No opinion
a. He understands the problems of people like you   51    48        2
b. He is a strong leader                            57    43        1

Trend:

a. He understands the problems of people like you

           Yes   No   No opinion    
6/6/10     51    48        2
3/26/10    56    43        2
1/15/10    57    42        2
7/18/09    63    35        1
4/24/09    73    25        1
1/16/09    72    24        4

b. He is a strong leader

           Yes   No   No opinion    
6/6/10     57    43        1 
3/26/10    65    33        2
1/15/10    63    35        1
7/18/09    71    27        2
4/24/09    77    22        2
1/16/09    72    18       10

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

-------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/6/10        26        7         20      71       20         51         2
3/26/10       24        7         18      72       18         54         4
2/8/10        26       NA         NA      71       NA         NA         3
7/13/08       23                          71                             6
2/1/08        33                          59                             8
12/9/07       32                          60                             8
11/1/07       28                          65                             7
9/30/07       29                          65                             6
7/21/07       37                          60                             4
6/1/07        39                          53                             8
4/15/07       44        8         36      54       25         29         3
2/25/07       41       NA         NA      54       NA         NA         5
1/19/07       43                          50                             8
12/11/06      37                          57                             6
11/4/06  RV   36        7         29      60       25         35         4  
10/22/06      31        5         25      65       27         38         4  
10/8/06       32        5         27      66       29         37         2  
9/7/06        40       NA         NA      55       NA         NA         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                  
*1/23/88 and previous: Gallup

6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your own representative to the U.S. House of Representatives in Congress is handling his or her job? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

-------- Approve --------   ------ Disapprove -------     No
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/6/10            49       17         32      44       18         25         7
4/15/07           69       NA         NA      25       NA         NA         6 
11/4/06  RV       56       NA         NA      35       NA         NA         8
10/22/06 RV       62       NA         NA      32       NA         NA         6
         All      59       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         8
10/8/06           60       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         6
9/7/06            60       NA         NA      30       NA         NA         9
8/6/06            55       NA         NA      37       NA         NA         7
5/15/06           62       NA         NA      31       NA         NA         7
4/9/06            59       NA         NA      34       NA         NA         6
1/26/06           64       NA         NA      30       NA         NA         6
12/18/05          65       NA         NA      29       NA         NA         6
11/2/05           60       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         7
6/5/05            61       NA         NA      32       NA         NA         8
9/26/02           64       NA         NA      27       NA         NA         9
7/15/02           68       NA         NA      23       NA         NA         9
11/1/98           72       NA         NA      20       NA         NA         8
11/1/98  LV       73       NA         NA      23       NA         NA         5
10/18/98          68       NA         NA      20       NA         NA        11
10/18/98 LV       67       NA         NA      25       NA         NA         9
9/28/98           70       NA         NA      21       NA         NA        10
9/28/98  LV       71       NA         NA      23       NA         NA         6
7/12/98           70       NA         NA      18       NA         NA        12
1/19/98           74       NA         NA      19       NA         NA         7
4/5/95            65       NA         NA      25       NA         NA         9
10/31/94          51       NA         NA      38       NA         NA        11
10/23/94          49       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         8
9/11/94           53       NA         NA      35       NA         NA        12
6/26/94           59       NA         NA      31       NA         NA        10
3/27/94           62       NA         NA      26       NA         NA        12
1/17/93           60       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        11
4/9/92            47       NA         NA      39       NA         NA        13
3/18/92           49       NA         NA      40       NA         NA        11
2/2/92            56       NA         NA      32       NA         NA        12
12/15/91          60       NA         NA      28       NA         NA        12
10/21/91          64       NA         NA      27       NA         NA         9
6/2/91            61       NA         NA      26       NA         NA        14
10/14/90          64       NA         NA      29       NA         NA         7
5/23/89           71       NA         NA      18       NA         NA        11

7. Overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?

Both    Neither                         
              Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    No opinion  
6/6/10           44           32          2        18           4 
4/25/10          46           32          2        18           3
2/8/10           43           37          2        17           2
11/15/09         47           31          2        17           3
9/12/09          48           28          3        19           2
2/22/09          56           30          3         9           3
12/14/08         56           23          3        15           3
5/11/08          53           32          2        10           2
10/8/06          54           35          2         7           2
9/7/06           47           38          1        10           4
6/25/06          48           38          1        10           3
5/15/06          50           36          1        11           3
4/9/06           51           37          1         9           2
3/5/06           42           40          2        14           2
1/26/06          51           37          1         8           3 
12/18/05         47           42          1         8           2 
11/2/05          49           37          3         9           3          
6/5/05           46           41          1         9           2          
8/11/03          39           40          3        10           7    
12/15/02         41           44          2        11           2
10/27/02 LV      39           51          2         5           2
9/26/02          39           46          3         8           4
7/15/02          42           45          2         7           4
1/27/02          40           44          3        10           4
4/22/01          47           40          4         7           3
7/23/00          42           42          2         9           6
9/2/99           45           39          4         9           4
6/6/99           45           35          3        13           5
3/14/99          47           37          5         9           3
2/14/99          48           37          4         7           4
10/18/98         44           36          3        12           6
9/28/98          49           38          2         8           3
8/21/98          48           36          4         9           3
7/12/98          45           38          3         8           6
1/31/98          47           37          4         6           7
1/19/98          45           42          2         7           4
7/8/97           44           37          2        14           3
9/15/96  RV      45           38          3        11           3
9/4/96   RV      45           41          2         8           4
8/5/96           43           38          3        11           3
6/30/96          46           37          3        12           3
5/22/96          47           38          3        10           3
11/6/94  RV      41           39          2        12           6
10/31/94         43           43          2         8           4
10/23/94         39           40          3        15           3
9/11/94          43           40          4        11           3
8/16/94          44           35          2        15           4
6/26/94          41           36          3        14           5
2/27/94          46           32          4        16           3
11/14/93         42           39          3        11           4
1/17/93          49           28          5        13           5
7/8/92           48           38          1         8           4
6/7/92           43           37          3        11           6
3/11/92          45           37          1        11           5
3/8/92           51           36          1         7           5
2/2/92           49           39          2         7           3
12/15/91         39           37          3        15           6
10/21/91         39           40          3        13           5
6/2/91           37           42          5        10           6
3/4/91           34           47          5         9           5
11/4/90  LV      42           40          3        11           4
10/14/90         46           41          1         8           4
5/21/90          41           45          3         8           2
1/16/90          38           50          3         6           3
8/21/89          42           43          4         9           2
10/10/88 RV      45           45          1         4           5
8/17/88          40           43          2         8           8
8/14/88          47           36          1        11           5
7/20/88          51           36          1         7           6
7/17/88          43           39          1        10           7
5/25/88          45           40          2         7           7
3/21/88          45           42          1         7           4
1/23/88          43           44          1         9           2
12/17/87         49           39          1         6           5
10/19/87         44           43          2         8           3
6/1/87           47           41          3         6           3
3/9/87           47           38          3         9           3
1/18/87          46           38          3         8           6
9/8/86           38           47          2         8           5
6/23/86          41           46          2         8           4
3/24/86          40           46         NA         8           7
2/12/86          40           46          2         8           5
10/28/85         37           45         NA        11           7
9/23/85          39           45         NA        10           6
7/29/85          41           43         NA        10           6
6/22/85          36           47         10        NA           6
2/26/85          40           52          5        NA           3
1/16/85          33           49         11        NA           7 
7/8/84           44           43          9        NA           5
5/22/84          41           40         12        NA           7
2/15/84          41           45          8        NA           6
1/17/84          42           37         11        NA          10
12/13/83         38           38         14        NA          10
8/1/83           45           36          9         2           8
10/11/82         44           38         10        NA           9
9/13/82          45           37         10        NA           8

8. Regardless of your other political views, overall which party do you think has better ideas about the right size and role of the federal government - the (Democratic Party) or the (Republican Party)?

                                    Both    Neither                         
         Democratic   Republican   (vol.)   (vol.)    No opinion  
6/6/10       45           40          1       10           4 

Questions 9-10 held for future release.

11. (HALF SAMPLE) How would you rate [ITEM]'s overall response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - excellent, good, not so good or poor?

6/6/10 - Summary Table

                    ------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No
                    NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion
a. The federal
   government       28        2        26    69        37         32       3
b. The oil
   company BP       16        1        15    81        27         54       3

Trend where available:

a. The federal government

          ------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No
          NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion
6/6/10    28        2        26    69        37         32       3

Compare to:

How would you rate the federal government's overall response to the situation caused by Hurricane Katrina - excellent, good, not so good or poor?

          ------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No
          NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion
9/11/05   38        5        32    62         28        34       *   
9/2/05*   48       11        37    51         23        28       1  
*caused by the hurricane and flooding

b. No trend.

12. (HALF SAMPLE) How much confidence do you have in [ITEM] to make the right decisions in dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - a great deal, a good amount, just some or none at all?

6/6/10 - Summary Table

                 --Great deal/Good amount-   --- Some/None ---     No
                 NET   Grt deal   Good amt   NET   Some   None   opinion
a. The federal
   government    27       10         17      73     45     28       1
b. The oil
   company BP    20        9         11      80     37     42       1

13. For each of the following, how much blame, if any, do you think it deserves for the oil spill - a great deal, a good amount, just some or none at all? How about [ITEM]?

6/6/10 - Summary Table

Items a and b held for future release.

--Great deal/Good amount-   --- Some/None ---     No
                       NET   Grt deal   Good amt   NET   Some   None   opinion
c. Unnecessary risks
   taken by BP and
   its drilling
   partners            73       55         18      23     17      6       4

14. Do you think the federal government should or should not pursue criminal charges against BP and other companies involved in the oil spill? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

          --------- Should --------   ------ Should not -------   too soon    No
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly    (vol.)   opinion
6/6/10    64       51         14      28       14         14          4        4

15. From what you've seen and heard, do you think that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a major environmental disaster, a serious environmental problem but not a disaster, or is it not too serious an environmental problem?

           Major     Serious   Not too   Too soon     No
          disaster   problem   serious    (vol.)    opinion
6/6/10       73         25        2         *          *
5/9/10*      55         37        4         1          3
 
*Pew, "oil leak"

Question 16 held for future release.

17. (HALF SAMPLE) On another subject, do you think the federal government should or should not regulate the release of greenhouse gases from sources like power plants, cars and factories in an effort to reduce global warming? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?


           --------- Should --------   ------- Should not ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/6/10     71       52         19      26        7         19         4
12/13/09   65       50         15      29        9         20         6
6/21/09    75       53         22      22        9         13         3
4/24/09    75       54         21      21        9         12         4

Question 18 held for future release.

19. Right now, are you inclined to vote to re-elect your representative in Congress in the next election or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?

                                       Depends
              Re-elect   Look around   (vol.)    No opinion
6/6/10   All     29          60           5            6
4/25/10  RV      32          57           7            4
2/8/10   RV      37          56           5            3
11/15/09 All     38          50           6            5
5/15/06  RV      37          54           6            3
6/5/05   All     40          50           8            3
2/21/02  RV      43          47           7            4
10/31/99 RV      43          47           9            2
9/28/98  LV      52          42          NA            6
7/12/98  RV      46          43           5            6
1/19/98  RV      49          41           7            3
8/27/97  All     34          52           9            5
11/6/94  RV      37          47           7            8
10/31/94 RV      37          56           2            5
10/23/94 RV      34          58           4            5
9/11/94  RV      39          52           4            5
6/26/94  RV      38          53           6            3
3/27/94  RV      34          55           6            5
1/23/94  RV      35          44          10           10
11/14/93 RV      40          51           5            4
8/21/92  RV      35          48           5           12
7/8/92   RV      36          54           3            6
6/7/92   RV      39          53           4            5
4/9/92   RV      35          56           3            7
3/18/92  RV      36          56           4            4
3/11/92  All     36          54           3            7
2/2/92   RV      41          49           4            5
10/21/91 RV      32          56           8            5 
6/2/91   All     37          49           5            9
11/4/90  LV      41          50          NA            8
10/14/90 All     36          57          NA            7
5/21/90  All     43          50           3            3
5/23/89  All     45          44           4            6

20. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the Congressional election in November: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

             Certain  Probably  Chances  Less than   will vote   voted    No    
             to vote    vote     50/50     50/50       (vol.)    (vol.)   op.
6/6/10   RV    72        14       11         3           *         NA      0
11/4/06* RV    70        11        7         4           2         5       *
10/22/06 RV    75        14        7         3           *         1       2
*"next week's Congressional election"

21. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives in November were being held today, would you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate) in your congressional district? (IF OTHER, NEITHER, DK, REF) Would you lean toward the (Democratic candidate) or toward the (Republican candidate)?

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE

               Dem     Rep     Other    Neither    Will not       No
               cand.   cand.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
6/6/10   RV     47      44       2         2           1           4
4/25/10  RV     48      43       1         2           1           6
3/26/10  RV     48      44       1         2           *           4 
2/8/10   RV     45      48       *         3           *           4 
10/18/09 All    51      39       1         3           2           5 
6/15/08  All    52      37       *         2           1           8
11/4/06  LV     51      45       1         1           *           2
10/22/06 RV     54      41       *         1           *           3 
10/8/06  RV     54      41       *         1           1           3 
9/7/06   RV     50      42       *         3           2           4  
8/6/06   RV     52      39       *         2           1           5  
6/25/06  RV     52      39       1         3           1           4  
5/15/06  RV     52      40       1         3           1           4  
4/9/06   RV     55      40       *         2           *           3
1/26/06  RV     54      38       1         3           1           5
12/18/05 RV     51      41       1         3           1           4
11/2/05  RV     52      37       1         4           2           6
11/4/02  LV     48      48       1         1           0           2
11/3/02  LV     48      48       *         1           0           2
11/2/02  LV     50      49       *         1           0           2
10/27/02 LV     47      49       1         1           0           3
9/26/02  LV     49      47       1         2           0           2
7/15/02  RV     47      46       1         1           1           4
1/27/02* RV     43      50      NA         2           1           5
9/6/00   RV     49      42                 2           1           6
7/23/00  RV     46      45                 3           1           5
2/27/00  RV     45      46                 2           1           5
10/31/99 RV     50      43                 3           1           3
9/2/99   RV     48      44                 3           *           5
3/14/99  RV     50      41                 2           1           6
2/14/99  RV     48      41                 3           1           7
1/30/99  RV     49      39                 8           1           3
11/1/98  RV     51      43                 4           *           2
10/25/98 RV     48      43                 3           1           4
10/18/98 RV     49      44                 3           1           4
9/28/98  RV     49      44                 2           *           4
9/13/98  RV     49      43                 3           1           4
8/21/98  RV     48      45                 3           1           3
7/12/98  RV     47      45                 2           *           6
1/31/98  RV     49      40                 2           1           8
1/19/98  RV     47      44                 3           1           5
10/8/96  RV     51      41                 2           1           5
9/29/96  RV     48      41                 3           1           7
9/22/96  RV     50      43                 2           1           4
9/15/96  RV     49      45                 1           1           4
9/4/96   RV     48      44                 3           *           5
8/29/96  RV     53      39                 3           1           5
8/28/96  RV     51      40                 3           1           5
8/27/96  RV     51      41                 3           0           5
8/26/96  RV     51      41                 3           0           5
8/25/96  RV     48      43                 3           1           6
8/24/96  RV     47      43                 2           1           6
8/19/96  RV     49      42                 3           0           6
8/18/96  RV     45      46                 3           0           6
8/15/96  RV     46      43                 4           1           5
8/14/96  RV     48      42                 3           1           6
8/13/96  RV     49      43                 3           0           5
8/12/96  RV     49      42                 3           1           5
8/11/96  RV     49      40                 4           1           6
8/10/96  RV     49      41                 4           1           5
8/4/96   RV     48      45                 2           1           4
6/30/96  RV     49      44                 3           *           3
5/22/96  RV     52      41                 3           1           3
3/17/96  RV     48      48                 2           *           2
3/10/96  RV     51      43                 2           *           4
1/21/96  RV     52      43                 3           1           1
10/1/95  RV     49      44                 3           *           3
11/6/94  RV     47      42                 5           2           5
10/31/94 RV     48      44                 4           1           3
10/23/94 RV     50      45                 2           1           2
10/9/94  RV     46      47                 3           2           2
9/11/94  RV     50      45                 1           1           4
8/7/94   RV     49      42                 4           1           4
2/27/94  RV     50      40                 8           1           2
10/21/91 RV     51      41                 4           *           4
7/28/91  RV     49      41                 6           *           3
6/2/91   RV     48      42                 4           1           5
11/4/90  RV     51      41                 5           *           3
10/14/90 RV     50      41                 5           *           3
9/9/90   RV     47      46                 3           *           3
7/24/90  RV     51      41                 4           1           4
5/21/90  RV     47      45                 5           1           2
10/10/88 RV     52      41                 2           1           4
9/19/88  RV     51      39                 3           1           6
6/22/85  RV     48      44                 5           *           3
10/16/84 RV     52      44                 2          NA           5
9/11/84  RV     53      45                 2          NA           1
7/8/84   RV     58      40                 2          NA           1
10/27/82 RV     58      39                NA          NA           3
10/11/82 RV     55      36                NA          NA           9
9/13/82  RV     58      36                NA          NA           6
11/22/81 RV     53      41       "        NA          NA           7
*1/27/02 and previous: No "other candidate" option recorded

22. (ASKED IF DEMOCRATIC/REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE) Will you definitely vote for the (Republican/Democratic) candidate, or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else? (IF CHANCE CHANGE MIND) Is there a GOOD CHANCE you'll change your mind, or would you say it's PRETTY UNLIKELY?

Definitely     -- Chance change mind ---      No 
                        vote        NET     Good     Unlikely     opin.
Registered voters:
6/6/10   All             46         52       26         25          2
         Dem cand        45         52       26         26          3
         Rep cand        47         52       26         25          1 

10/22/06 All             69         31       14         17          0
         Dem cand        70         30       13         16          0           
         Rep cand        68         32       14         18          0

23. I am going to mention four phrases and ask you which one best describes how you feel about the way the federal government works. Do you feel enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?

----- Positive -------   ----- Negative -----                   
                    Enthusi-  Satis-         Dissat-          None/     No        
              NET   astic     fied     NET   isfied   Angry   Other   opinion      
6/6/10        30      2        28      69      45      25      NA        1
4/25/10       30      4        26      69      51      18      NA        1
2/8/10        32      3        29      67      48      19      NA        *
10/29/03      42      2        41      57      42      15      NA        *     
11/4/02  LV   49      4        45      50      41       9      NA        1     
11/3/02  LV   50      5        45      49      40       9      NA        1     
11/2/02  LV   51      6        45      49      40       9      NA        1     
10/27/02      50      4        47      49      42       7      NA        1     
10/27/02 LV   53      3        50      47      41       6      NA        1         
2/21/02       56      7        49      43      36       7      NA        1         
12/15/00      59      4        55      39      34       6      NA        1         
2/14/99       52      3        48      47      35      12      NA        1         
9/28/98       50      4        46      49      36      12      NA        1         
9/28/98  LV   48      4        44      50      37      14      NA        1         
8/16/98       41      2        39      57      46      11      NA        1
1/19/98       46      2        43      53      45       8       1        *         
8/27/97       34      2        33      64      52      11       2        1         
3/17/96       29      2        27      70      54      16      NA        *         
5/14/95       48      3        45      50      41       9      NA        1
1/4/95        29      2        27      69      53      16       *        1         
11/6/94  RV   28      2        26      70      49      21       1        1         
10/31/94      26      1        25      73      55      18       1        1         
10/23/94      28      1        26      71      52      20       *        *         
10/9/94       25      2        24      72      53      19       2        *         
9/11/94       26      2        25      73      53      20      NA        *       
3/27/94       30      1        29      68      48      20       1        1       
2/28/93       33      4        29      66      50      16       *        *       
10/4/92  LV   17      1        16      81      56      25       1        1
10/4/92  RV   17      1        16      81      56      25       1        1
7/8/92        23      1        22      76      53      23       *        1       
6/7/92        21      1        20      79      58      21       *        1       
4/9/92        21      1        20      79      55      24       1        *       
3/18/92       22      1        21      77      54      23       1        *       
3/11/92       18      1        17      80      60      20       1        1

24. How do you personally feel about the policies offered by the Republicans in Congress - enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?

            ---------- Positive ----------   -------- Negative --------   No
            NET   Enthusiastic   Satisfied   NET   Dissatisfied   Angry   op.
6/6/10      38          3           35       60         44         16      2
11/23/09    34          3           31       61         46         15      5

25. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the political movement known as the Tea Party? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

         ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No
         NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/6/10   36       17         19      50       25         24        14
3/26/10  41       21         21      39       16         23        20
2/8/10   35       20         15      40       20         20        25

26. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor?

------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No      
              NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion 
6/6/10        12        *        11    88        43         45       0
1/16/09        5        1         5    94        32         62       *
9/22/08        9        *         9    91        34         57       *
4/13/08       10        1         9    90        39         51       *
2/1/08        19        1        18    81        43         38       0 
12/9/07       28        3        25    72        40         32       * 
11/1/07       35        3        32    64        39         26       * 
4/15/07       42        5        37    57        37         20       *  
12/11/06      50        7        42    50        36         14       *
10/22/06      55       10        45    45        28         17       * 
10/8/06       47        7        40    53        37         16       * 
3/5/06        43        5        38    57        37         19       * 
1/26/06       40        5        35    60        37         23       *
12/18/05      45        5        39    55        38         17       *
11/2/05       35        3        32    65        36         29       * 
9/11/05       40        3        37    59        37         22       1 
6/5/05        44        3        40    56        38         19       * 
4/24/05       37        2        35    63        44         20       *   
9/26/04  RV   46        3        43    53        38         15       1   
8/29/04  RV   45        3        41    55        37         18       *   
7/25/04       46        4        42    53        39         14       *   
6/20/04       45        4        41    55        38         17       *   
4/18/04       43        4        39    57        39         18       *  
3/7/04        39        2        37    60        38         22       1    
1/18/04       42        3        39    58        42         16       0 
12/21/03      42        4        39    57        41         16       1      
10/29/03      33        1        32    67        45         23       *      
9/13/03       30        2        27    70        45         25       *      
8/11/03       32        2        30    68        43         25       *      
4/30/03       35        1        34    64        46         19       *      
2/9/03        28        1        27    72        49         23       *      
1/20/03       25        1        25    74        48         26       1      
12/15/02      35        1        33    65        44         21       1      
11/4/02  LV   28        1        27    72        55         17       1      
11/3/02  LV   27        1        26    72        56         17       1      
11/2/02  LV   29        1        28    71        54         17       *      
9/26/02       31        2        28    69        50         19       *      
7/15/02       39        3        36    61        44         17       1      
2/21/02       30        1        29    69        51         18       *      
1/27/02       31        1        29    69        50         19       *      
9/20/01       38        3        35    60        47         14       2      
9/9/01        33        1        32    66        47         19       *      
7/30/01       50        3        46    50        39         12       *    
4/22/01       50        3        47    50        40          9       *     
1/15/01       70       10        59    29        24          6       1     
10/27/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *     
10/26/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *     
6/11/00       74       17        57    26        19          6       *     
2/27/00       80       25        55    20        14          5       *     
10/31/99      74       18        56    26        18          7       1     
9/2/99        76       19        57    23        16          6       1     
3/14/99       80       22        58    19        15          4       1     
11/1/98       73       12        61    26        21          5       1     
11/1/98  LV   78       13        65    22        19          3       *     
10/13/97      61       12        49    39        27         11       *
See also ABC CCI trend

27. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same?

              Getting   Getting   Staying      No 
              better     worse    the same   opinion 
6/6/10          30        30        39          1
5/16/10         33        29        36          2
04/19/10        26        30        41          3
03/14/10        28        34        37          1
02/14/10        23        34        43          *
01/17/10        24        36        39          1

12/13/09        30        30        37          3
11/16/09        28        31        38          3
10/11/09        28        32        38          2
09/13/09        24        43        31          2
08/16/09        26        31        41          2
07/12/09        25        39        35          1
06/14/09        31        38        29          1
05/17/09        33        33        33          1
04/11/09        24        43        32          2
3/29/09         27        36        36          1
3/15/09         14        48        36          2
2/15/09          8        58        31          3
1/19/09          6        62        31          1

12/15/08         9        64        25          1
11/16/08        16        55        28          1
10/13/08         2        82        13          2
9/15/08         13        52        34          2
8/17/08          6        58        36          *
7/13/08          2        78        18          2
6/15/08          4        74        21          1
5/11/08          4        77        18          1
4/13/08          3        73        22          1
3/16/08          3        68        28          2
2/17/08          8        62        29          1
1/13/08          5        65        29          1

12/16/07         8        61        28          3
11/18/07         7        68        25          1
10/14/07        11        55        30          4
9/16/07          8        49        41          1
8/12/07         15        57        26          2
7/15/07         12        51        36          0
6/17/07         11        52        35          2
5/13/07         14        55        29          2
4/15/07         13        46        40          2
3/18/07         15        49        35          2
2/19/07         16        41        41          1
1/14/07         18        34        45          2

12/17/06        18        34        46          2
11/12/06        19        37        42          3
10/15/06        17        45        36          3
9/17/06         14        50        35          1
8/13/06         15        54        30          1
7/16/06         14        52        34          1
6/18/06         16        51        32          1
5/14/06         14        56        29          1
4/16/06         19        47        33          2
3/12/06         14        49        36          1
2/12/06         17        48        33          2
1/15/06         20        39        38          3

12/18/05        18        47        33          2
11/13/05        18        52        28          2
10/16/05         9        57        32          2
9/18/05         11        60        27          2
8/14/05         16        41        40          3
7/17/05         21        43        33          2
6/19/05         17        43        38          1
5/15/05         16        51        32          1
4/17/05         14        48        34          3
3/13/05         23        40        35          1
2/13/05         17        40        39          3
1/16/05         22        34        42          2 

12/12/04        29        33        38          1
11/14/04        28        33        37          2  
10/17/04        27        42        30          1  
9/12/04         26        38        35          1  
8/15/04         24        38        36          2  
7/18/04         29        36        33          2  
6/13/04         28        38        34          *  
5/16/04         25        41        32          2  
4/18/04         26        37        35          2  
3/14/04         23        42        34          1  
2/15/04         29        37        32          2  
1/18/04         34        27        37          1  

12/14/03        35        27        37          2  
11/16/03        32        28        38          2  
10/12/03        30        32        35          3  
9/14/03         25        39        34          2  
8/17/03         26        38        36          1  
7/20/03         20        37        42          1  
6/15/03         25        33        43          0  
5/11/03         22        36        41          0  
4/13/03         20        37        43          0  
3/16/03          9        52        39          0  
2/16/03         20        44        36          0  
1/19/03         19        43        37          0  

12/29/02        16        44        39          1  
12/1/02         21        37        42          1  
11/3/02         17        38        44          0 
10/6/02         14        48        37          1 
9/1/02          19        36        44          1 
8/4/02          21        43        34          0 
7/28/02         17        44        39          1 
7/15/02         20        36        43          2 
7/7/02          22        37        41          0 
6/9/02          27        29        43          1 
5/12/02         35        27        38          0 
4/14/02         34        26        40          0 
3/17/02         47        20        32          1 
2/17/02         29        27        42          2 
1/20/02         25        36        39          1 

12/9/01         24        37        38          1 
11/11/01        16        48        36          1 
10/14/01        15        46        39          0 
9/16/01          9        44        46          1 
8/12/01         16        46        38          0 
7/15/01         13        40        46          0 
6/17/01         17        45        38          1 
5/20/01         13        47        39          0 
4/22/01         12        44        44          0 
3/25/01         13        49        37          1 
2/11/01         13        45        41          1 
1/14/01         12        40        47          1 

7/9/00          21        28        50          0 

9/12/99         21        23        56          1 
5/23/99         24        26        49          1 
1/31/99         28        21        50          0 
1/03/99         29        21        47          2 

11/08/98        26        27        47          0 
10/11/98        24        31        44          1 
9/27/98         26        31        43          0 
9/13/98         20        27        53          0 
6/21/98         30        21        49          0 
5/24/98         34        22        42          1 
4/26/98         31        21        47          1 

10/26/97        22        25        51          0 
8/3/97          24        20        55          1 
6/22/97         25        26        47          1 
3/2/97          17        27        55          0 
2/2/97          23        27        49          0 
1/5/97          21        27        52          0 

10/27/96        23        29        48          1 
9/29/96         20        28        52          0 
9/1/96          18        36        46          1 
7/7/96          13        40        48          0 
6/9/96          12        43        44          0 
5/12/96         15        45        40          0 
4/14/96         13        38        48          0 
3/17/96         15        41        43          * 

10/1/95         16        39        44          0 
8/6/95          15        36        50          0 
7/9/95          13        39        47          1 
6/11/95         13        35        51          0 
5/14/95         16        41        42          0 
3/19/95         19        38        43          0 

10/2/94         21        38        41          0 
9/25/94         20        36        43          1 
9/18/94         19        35        45          1 
7/10/94         21        33        46          0 
6/26/94         24        30        46          0 
5/29/94         23        33        44          0 
4/3/94          23        28        48          1 
2/27/94         30        27        43          0 
2/13/94         34        25        41          0 
1/30/94         34        24        42          0 
1/16/94         32        25        43          0 
1/2/94          30        25        45          0 

12/19/93        25        30        46          0 
12/5/93         22        31        47          0 
11/21/93        20        37        42          1 
11/7/93         15        37        48          0 
10/24/93        12        39        49          0 
10/10/93        16        37        46          0 
9/26/93         17        37        45          0 
9/12/93         16        32        52          0 
8/29/93         13        42        45          0 
8/15/93         16        39        45          1 
8/1/93          13        35        52          0 
7/4/93          14        35        51          0 
6/20/93         16        35        49          0 
6/6/93          14        35        50          0 
5/23/93         13        33        54          1 
5/9/93          14        34        52          0 
4/25/93         25        26        49          0 
4/11/93         17        30        52          0 
3/28/93         26        29        45          0 
3/14/93         23        24        52          0 
2/28/93         23        28        47          2 
2/14/93         30        24        45          1 
1/31/93         29        26        45          0 
1/17/93         29        23        47          1 
1/3/93          33        17        48          2 

12/20/92        31        25        43          1 
12/6/92         26        27        47          0 
11/22/92        17        32        51          0 
11/8/92         16        47        37          0 
10/25/92        12        46        42          0 
10/11/92         6        52        42          0 
9/27/92         10        48        42          0 
9/13/92          9        58        33          1 
8/30/92          8        48        43          0 
8/16/92         12        45        43          0 
8/2/92          12        41        48          0 
7/19/92         11        52        37          0 
7/5/92          18        47        35          0 
6/21/92         15        41        43          0 
6/7/92          18        36        46          0 
5/24/92         15        45        40          0 
5/10/92         19        38        42          0 
4/26/92         18        39        44          0 
4/12/92         17        41        41          0 
3/29/92         16        42        42          0 
3/25/92         15        45        40          0 
3/15/92         9         48        42          0 
3/1/92          9         55        36          0  
2/16/92         8         48        44          0  
2/2/92          9         57        34          0  
1/19/92         7         58        35          0  
1/5/92          8         54        38          0  

12/22/91        4         66        30          0  
12/08/91        6         60        29          5  
11/24/91        6         53        37          4  
11/10/91        12        50        38          0  
10/27/91        11        44        44          1  
10/21/91        9         56        34          1  
09/22/91        16        41        41          2  
09/08/91        16        40        41          3  
08/25/91        17        40        40          3  
08/11/91        16        44        38          2  
07/28/91        13        53        34          0  
07/28/91        19        46        33          2  
07/14/91        19        42        37          2  
06/30/91        20        40        38          2  
06/02/91        20        44        35          1  
04/09/91        18        49        31          2  
03/04/91        10        53        36          1  
01/27/91        6         65        28          1  

11/01/90        4         77        19          0  
10/14/90        3         77        19          1  
09/09/90        5         64        31          0  
07/24/90        9         58        32          1  
05/21/90        7         46        47          0  
02/04/90        10        42        48          0  
01/16/90        11        38        51          0  

08/21/89        15        32        53          0  
06/19/89        12        37        51          0  
05/23/89        12        37        50          1  
04/03/89        9         39        51          1  
02/14/89        16        36        47          1  
01/16/89        25        36        38          1  

10/10/88        24        34        42          0  
07/20/88        24        39        35          2  
07/11/88        23        36        41          0  
05/25/88        16        42        41          1  
03/21/88        20        44        36          0  
01/23/88        18        45        37          0  

12/17/87        15        47        38          0  
12/13/87        14        49        36          1  
12/02/87        15        53        31          1  
11/05/87        10        56        32          2  
10/26/87        12        60        28          0  
10/19/87        17        47        36          0  
06/29/87        19        38        43          0  
06/01/87        20        38        41          1  
04/13/87        20        37        42          1  
03/09/87        22        36        41          1  
02/28/87        18        48        33          1  
01/18/87        23        38        38          1  

09/08/86        30        34        35          1  
06/23/86        32        30        38          0  
05/19/86        35        28        36          1   
04/28/86        40        28        32          0   
03/24/86        42        24        33          1   
02/12/86        29        27        43          1   

12/17/85        30        30        37          3   
10/28/85        27        35        37          1   
09/23/85        27        32        39          2   
07/29/85        32        29        39          0   
06/22/85        37        28        35          0   
05/13/85        32        29        38          1   
03/25/85        36        27        37          0   
02/26/85        41        25        32          2   
01/16/85        43        12        44          1   

07/08/84        43        26        31          0   
05/22/84        40        23        36          1   
01/17/84        49        19        31          1   

12/13/83        46        20        31          3   
11/07/83        44        20        36          0   
09/26/83        44        20        35          1   
08/01/83        50        19        30          1 
06/19/83        36        20        42          2 
05/15/83        43        17        39          1 
04/12/83        37        21        40          2 
03/02/83        39        21        39          1 
01/22/83        18        46        36          0 

12/18/82        20        53        26          1 
10/11/82        21        48        28          3 
09/13/82        21        45        33          1 
08/17/82        17        50        31          2 
04/25/82        21        47        30          2 
03/08/82        13        59        27          1 
01/30/82        17        50        31          2 

12/12/81        12        54        32          2 
11/22/81        11        55        33          1 
10/18/81        17        40        41          2 
09/20/81        12        42        44          2 
05/20/81        14        49        36          1 
03/06/81         9        54        36          1

28. Thinking about the federal government's economic stimulus program, do you think the economic stimulus program has (helped) the national economy, (hurt) the national economy, or hasn't made much difference? (IF HELPED/HURT) Is that a great deal or somewhat?

           ---------- Helped ---------   ---------- Hurt -----------    No       No
           NET   Great deal   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Great deal   diff.   opinion
6/6/10     30         9          21      20        7          13        49        1
11/15/09   37        12          25      23        6          17        39        1
9/12/09    32        10          22      19        5          13        47        2
6/21/09    28         8          20      19        6          13        52        2
4/24/09    33        10          23      16        6          10        49        2

29. On another subject, do you think the United States is or is not doing enough to keep illegal immigrants from coming into this country? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

-- Doing enough ---   -Not doing enough -     No         
           NET   Strg.   Smwt.   NET   Smwt.   Strg.   opinion
6/6/10     23     10      13     75     17      58        2
4/24/09    23     11      12     74     15      59        3
4/15/07    17      8      10     81     18      63        2 
5/14/06    20      9      11     77     19      58        4
4/9/06     21      7      14     75     19      56        4
12/18/05   20      8      12     79     20      59        2
8/28/05    19     11       9     80     18      62        1  
1/16/05    20      9      11     77     18      58        4

30. 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
6/6/10      57        40          3
4/24/09     61        35          3
12/19/07    49        46          5
11/1/07     51        44          4
6/1/07      52        44          4

31. A new law in Arizona would give police the power to ask people they've stopped to verify their residency status. (Supporters say this will help crack down on illegal immigration.) (Opponents say it could violate civil rights and lead to racial profiling.) On balance, do you support or oppose this law? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

         -------- Support --------   -------- Oppose ---------     No         
         NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
6/6/10   58       42         16      41       12         29         2

32. Regardless of what you think about the Arizona law, immigration currently is regulated by federal law enforced by the federal government. In general, do you think STATES should be allowed to make and enforce their own immigration laws, or should this be left to FEDERAL jurisdiction?

         States   Federal   No opinion
6/6/10     46       52           1

33. Do you support or oppose using National Guard troops to patrol the U.S. border with Mexico?

Support   Oppose   No opinion
6/6/10       83        16          2
5/14/06*     74        25          2
*"Would you support..."

34. Changing topics, as you may know, Obama has nominated U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Do you think the U.S. Senate should or should not confirm Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court?

                      Should     Should not     No opinion
Kagan, 6/6/10           58           24             18

Dem                     83            7             11
Rep                     36           43             21
Ind                     52           27             21

Sotomayor, 7/18/09      58           30             11

Dem                     78           12             10
Rep                     28           57             15
Ind                     60           30              9

Sotomayor, 6/21/09      62           25             13
Alito, 1/8/06           53           27             20
Alito, 12/18/05         54           28             19
Alito, 11/2/05          49           29             22
Miers, 10/10/05*        33           27             40
Roberts, 9/11/05**      55           26             19
Roberts, 8/28/05        57           22             20
Roberts, 7/21/05        59           23             17
Breyer, 5/15/94         52           10             37
Thomas, 10/14/91***     59           28             14
Thomas, 10/13/91        56           29             15
Thomas, 10/12/91        50           29             20
Thomas, 10/9/91         47           23             30
Thomas, 10/8/91         50           25             24
Thomas, 9/15/91         63           24             14
Bork, 9/23/87****       29           57             14
*Pew
**as chief justice
***No opinion for Thomas includes "wait and see" (vol.)
****Harris, "All in all, if you had to say, do you think the U.S. Senate should confirm or turn down the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be on the U.S. Supreme Court?"

35. (HALF SAMPLE) At her confirmation hearing, do you think Kagan should or should not answer questions about how she would have ruled on past cases that have come before the Supreme Court?

            Should     Should not     No opinion
6/6/10        66           29               5
8/28/05*      52           42               5
7/21/05*      61           36               3
* Roberts

36. (HALF SAMPLE) Do you think Kagan should or should not publicly state her position on abortion before being approved by the U.S. Senate for the job?

            Should     Should not     No opinion
6/6/10        54           42               5
8/28/05**     61           36               3
7/21/05**     64           34               2
6/15/03*      73           23               4
*"The next person nominated"
**Roberts

37. On another subject, all in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war in eanistan has been 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 
6/6/10      44       26         18      53       13         41         3
4/25/10     45       26         19      52       15         38         3
12/13/09    52       33         19      44       10         35         4
11/15/09    44       30         14      52       14         38         4
10/18/09*   47       28         19      49       13         36         4 
9/12/09     46       28         18      51       14         37         3
8/17/09     47       31         15      51       10         41         3
7/18/09     51       34         18      45       11         34         4
3/29/09     56       37         19      41       12         28         4
2/22/09     50       34         17      47        9         37         3
12/14/08    55       NA         NA      39       NA         NA         5
7/13/08     51       NA         NA      45       NA         NA         4
2/25/07     56       NA         NA      41       NA         NA         3
*10/18/09 "was" and "has been" wording half sampled. Previous "was".

38. All told, do you think the United States is winning or losing the war in Afghanistan?

                               Neither/       
           Winning   Losing   tie (vol.)   No opinion
6/6/10       42        39         12            7
8/17/09      42        36         13            9

Compare to Iraq:

6/15/08      38        46          9            6
9/7/07       34        48         14            5 
4/15/07      32        53         12            2 
1/10/07      29        57         12            2
12/11/06     34        52          9            4
12/18/05     56        34          8            2 
8/28/05      51        38          8            3

901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as (a Democrat), (a Republican), an independent or what? IF NOT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN: Do you lean more towards the (Democratic Party) or (Republican Party)?

                                                             --Non-Partisans-
                                                             Lean  Lean   No
           Democrat  Republican  Independent  Other  No op.  Dem.  Rep.  Lean
6/6/10        32         24           39        3      1      19    19     6
6/6/10  RV    34         25           38        2      *      17    18     6
4/25/10       34         23           38        4      1      19    17     6
4/25/10 RV    35         25           37        3      *      17    17     6
3/26/10       34         24           38        3      1      17    17     7
3/26/10 RV    35         26           36        2      1      16    17     6
2/8/10        32         26           39        3      *      17    19     6
2/8/10  RV    32         27           38        3      1      14    20     7
1/15/10       32         23           38        7      *      17    20     9
12/13/09      32         26           37        5      1      13    18    11
11/15/09      35         21           39        4      1      19    17     8
10/18/09      33         20           42        4      1      20    19     8
9/12/09       32         21           43        4      *      19    20     9
8/17/09       35         25           34        6      1      15    14    11
7/18/09       33         22           41        4      *      20    16     9
6/21/09       35         22           37        7      *      17    16    10
4/24/09       35         21           38        5      *      18    16    10
3/29/09       36         25           33        5      1      15    16     8
2/22/09       36         24           34        5      1      18    13     9
1/16/09       35         23           36        5      1      20    12    11
12/14/08      37         24           35        4      1      16    13    10
11/3/08       35         26           30        6      2      13    10    15
10/11/08      36         26           31        4      2      15    12    10
9/29/08       34         26           31        8      2      17    12    12
9/22/08       36         26           31        5      2      18     9    11
9/7/08        35         26           33        5      2      15    14    11
8/22/08       36         23           34        6      1      16    14    10
7/13/08       37         24           33        6      1      16    14    10
6/15/08       38         24           34        4      1      16    14     8
5/11/08       34         28           34        4      1      19    11     8
4/13/08       35         29           30        5      1      15    13     8
3/2/08        40         28           28        3      1      15     8     9
2/1/08        37         26           32        4      1      16    11    10
1/12/08       39         27           29        5      1      13     9    12

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.
6/6/10         23         39            36                  1             1
4/25/10        22         40            35                  1             2
3/26/10        24         32            42                  1             2
2/8/10         24         36            37                  2             1
1/15/10        25         34            38                  1             1
12/13/09       23         35            41                  1             1
11/15/09       19         41            38                  1             1
10/18/09       23         36            38                  2             1
9/12/09        24         39            36                  *             1
8/17/09        20         40            37                  2             1
7/18/09        20         39            38                  2             1
6/21/09        22         40            36                  1             *
4/24/09        23         39            35                  2             2
3/29/09        20         38            38                  2             2
2/22/09        23         38            37                  1             1
1/16/09        24         42            32                  *             1
12/14/08       22         37            37                  1             2
10/11/08 RV    22         44            34                  *             1
9/29/08 RV     19         44            34                  1             1
9/22/08 RV     23         41            32                  2             1
9/7/08  RV     22         39            36                  1             2
8/22/08        22         41            33                  2             2
7/13/08        19         43            35                  2             1
6/15/08        21         43            33                  1             2
5/11/08        24         39            34                  2             1
4/13/08        24         38            35                  1             2
3/2/08         19         48            30                  2             2
2/1/08         25         38            34                  2             1
1/12/08        24         36            36                  2             1
12/9/07        24         38            36                  1             1
11/1/07        24         41            32                  1             1
9/30/07        24         45            30                  1             1
9/7/07         20         39            39                  1             2
7/21/07        25         39            32                  3             1
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

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+
6/6/10      55     22      17       17     45      15        11       19
4/25/10     52     19      16       16     46      17        11       18
3/26/10     50     16      18       15     47      18        13       16
2/8/10      49     20      16       14     49      18        13       18
1/15/10     49     17      14       18     48      17        13       18
12/13/09    54     19      18       17     42      15        12       15
11/15/09    53     20      18       15     45      16        13       16
10/18/09    53     17      19       17     44      18        12       15
9/12/09     50     17      17       15     48      17        13       18
8/17/09     46     15      16       14     52      19        15       18
7/18/09     49     18      17       14     48      19        12       19
6/21/09     51     18      16       17     47      17        12       18
4/24/09     50     16      16       18     48      17        12       19
3/29/09     49     15      16       17     48      18        13       17
2/22/09     48     16      16       17     50      19        13       19
1/16/09     52     17      18       17     48      16        13       19
12/14/08    44     14      15       15     54      18        15       21
10/11/08 RV 41     12      14       16     56      20        15       22
9/29/08  RV 42     10      14       17     56      18        16       22
9/22/08  RV 40     12      14       14     57      21        14       22
9/22/08     46     16      16       14     50      18        12       20
9/7/08   RV 44     13      14       17     56      17        15       24
8/22/08  RV 39     10      11       18     59      19        16       24
8/22/08     43     15      12       17     53      18        15       21
7/13/08  RV 43     14      14       15     54      16        14       24
7/13/08     48     18      15       15     50      16        12       21
6/15/08     47     18      15       15     51      18        15       18
5/11/08     47     15      16       17     50      18        13       19
4/13/08     47     17      13       17     51      18        14       18
3/2/08      44     14      13       17     52      17        13       22
2/1/08      48     17      16       15     48      18        12       18
1/12/08     46     12      18       16     51      19        13       19
12/9/07     49     14      17       18     48      15        15       18
11/1/07     48     14      16       17     49      16        13       21
9/30/07     53     17      16       20     44      18        12       14
9/7/07      43     10      17       16     54      19        15       20
7/21/07     46     16      14       16     51      18        13       19
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

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