Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone July 7-11, 2010, among a random national sample of 1,288 adults including users of both conventional and cellular phones and additional interviews with randomly-selected residents of Gulf Coast counties affected by the oil spill. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by 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
7/11/10    50       28         22      47       12         35         3
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?

 7/11/10 - Summary Table*
 
                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
a. The oil spill
   in the Gulf 
   of Mexico        41       23         19      53       14         40         5
b. The economy      43       20         23      54       13         41         4
c. The situation
   in Afghanistan   45       20         25      45       14         31        10
d. The situation
   in Iraq          48       23         25      42       16         26        10

e. Health care      45       27         19      50       10         40         5
f. His duties as 
   commander in 
   chief of
   the military     55       33         22      44       14         30         2
g. The federal
   budget deficit   40       20         20      56       11         45         4
h. Regulation of
   the financial
   industry         44       24         20      50       13         37         6
*Full sample asked item a; half sample asked items b-e; other half sample asked items f-h.




Trend:

a. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

               -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
               NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/11/10 All    41       23         19      53       14         40         5
7/11/10 Gulf   24       14         10      73       14         59         3
6/6/10         44       20         24      49       15         33         7


b. The economy

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/11/10    43       20         23      54       13         41         4
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


c. The situation in Afghanistan

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/11/10    45       20         25      45       14         31        10
4/25/10    56       20         36      36       16         20         7
3/26/10    53       25         29      35       15         20        12
1/15/10    50       22         28      45       18         27         6
12/13/09   52       24         28      44       13         32         4
11/15/09   45       23         23      48       16         32         6
10/18/09   45       22         23      47       17         31         7
9/12/09    55       23         33      37       17         21         7
8/17/09    60       25         35      33       14         19         7
7/18/09    62       33         29      30       13         17         8
4/24/09    63       NA         NA      26       NA         NA        11

d. The situation in Iraq

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/11/10    48       23         25      42       16         26        10
4/24/09    71       NA         NA      21       NA         NA         8


e. Health care

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/11/10    45       27         19      50       10         40         5
4/25/10    49       29         20      49        9         40         1
3/26/10    48       33         15      49        6         43         3
2/8/10     43       24         19      53       11         43         3
1/15/10    44       24         21      52        9         43         4
12/13/09   44       27         18      53       10         43         3
11/15/09   47       28         19      49        8         41         3
10/18/09   48       30         18      48       10         38         4
9/12/09    48       32         15      48       10         38         4
8/17/09    46       27         19      50        8         42         5
7/18/09    49       25         24      44       11         33         7
6/21/09    53       27         26      39       10         29         9
4/24/09    57       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        13

f. His duties as commander-in-chief of the military  

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/11/10    55       33         22      44       14         30         2
12/13/09   54       29         25      43       18         25         3
10/18/09   57       33         24      37       13         24         6  

g. The federal budget deficit

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/11/10    40       20         20      56       11         45         4
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

h. Regulation of the financial industry

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/11/10    44       24         20      50       13         37         6
4/25/10    48       22         26      48       14         33         4

      

3. How much confidence do you have in [ITEM] to make the right decisions for the country's future - a great deal of confidence, a good amount, just some or none at all?

                   
7/11/10 - Summary Table

                    -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                           Great   Good         Just    None      No
                     NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
a. Obama             43     24      19    57     28      29        *
b. The Republicans    
   in Congress       26      8      18    73     43      29        1
c. The Democrats
   in Congress       32     12      20    67     35      32        1

Trend:

a. Obama

          -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                 Great   Good         Just    None      No
           NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
7/11/10    43     24      19    57     28      29        *
1/15/10    47     24      23    53     26      27        *
10/18/09   49     29      20    50     27      24        *
8/17/09    49     28      21    50     26      24        *
4/24/09    60     31      28    40     25      15        1
1/16/09    61     31      30    37     28       9        2

b. The Republicans in Congress

          -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                 Great   Good         Just    None      No
           NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
7/11/10    26      8      18    73     43      29        1
1/15/10    24      6      18    75     47      28        1
10/18/09   19      4      15    79     46      33        2
8/17/09    21      4      16    78     45      33        1
4/24/09    21      4      16    78     50      28        2
1/16/09    29      8      21    69     49      21        2

c. The Democrats in Congress

          -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                 Great   Good         Just    None      No
           NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
7/11/10    32     12      20    67     35      32        1
1/15/10    32     11      21    68     33      35        1
10/18/09   34     12      23    64     37      27        2
8/17/09    35     14      21    63     35      29        1
4/24/09    36     12      24    63     38      25        1
1/16/09    43     15      28    56     37      19        2
  

4. Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the economy?

                                           Both    Neither     No
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
7/11/10            42           34           3       17         5
3/26/10            44           36           3       16         1
2/1/08             52           33           2       10         3
12/9/07            51           33           2        9         5
11/1/07            50           35           3        9         4
9/30/07            51           33           2       11         3
10/22/06   RV      50           41           2        5         2
10/8/06            54           37           3        6         1
9/7/06             50           39           1        7         4
6/25/06            52           39           1        5         3
5/15/06            52           34           3        9         2
4/9/06             49           43           1        4         3
3/5/06             49           40           2        8         2
1/26/06            55           37           2        5         2
11/2/05            56           34           1        8         1
8/11/03            47           37           3        7         4
12/15/02           44           45           4        6         1
10/27/02*  LV      43           48           3        3         2
9/26/02*           47           39           3        6         5
7/15/02**          38           48           3        6         5
1/27/02**          39           48           5        6         3
4/22/01***         47           43           4        4         3
6/6/99             46           37           3        9         5
3/14/99            47           42           2        4         5
9/28/98            53           40          NA       NA         7
7/12/98            49           37           4        5         6
1/19/98            45           44           3        6         3
7/8/97             43           39           5       12         2
10/23/94           38           43           3       14         2
9/11/94            39           43           3       11         4
2/27/94            47           36           3       11         3
2/2/92             49           38           2        7         4
12/15/91           43           36           4       11         5
3/4/91             32           49           5       10         4
1/16/90            33           52           4        7         4  
*"The economy and jobs"
**"Improving the economy"
***4/22/01 and previous: "The nation's economy"
 

5. Changing topics: Do you support or oppose the current six-month ban on new offshore oil drilling while authorities investigate the cause of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?


              Support   Oppose   No opinion
7/11/10 All      56        39          5
7/11/10 Gulf     38        60          2


      

6. After this period, do you think the amount of offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same as it's been? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

                   

              --- Increased ---   Kept  ----------- Decreased---------      
                                  the                       Stopped    Depends   No  
              NET  Strgly  Smwht  same  NET  Smwht  Strgly  /None(vol)  (vol)   opin. 
7/11/10 All   21     14      7     44   31    10      20       *          2      2
7/11/10 Gulf  23     18      5     50   22     4      17       1          2      3

Compare to:

Now thinking specifically about oil drilling in U.S. coastal waters, do you think the amount of offshore drilling should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same as now?  Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

         --- Increased ---   Kept  ----------- Decreased---------      
                             the                       Stopped    Depends   No  
         NET  Strgly  Smwht  same  NET  Smwht  Strgly  /None(vol)  (vol)   opin. 
6/6/10   25     17      8     41   31     7      23       1         NA      3

7. How would you rate [ITEM] overall response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - excellent, good, not so good or poor?

 7/11/10 - Summary Table

                      ------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No
                      NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion
a. The federal
   government's       34        4        30    65        32         33       1
b. The oil
   company BP's       19        2        17    80        31         48       1
c. Your state 
   and local 
   governments'*      62       22        40    35        24         12       3
*Item c asked only of Gulf Coast residents

Trend where available:

a. The federal government

              ------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No
              NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion
7/11/10 All   34        4        30    65        32         33       1
7/11/10 Gulf  27        5        22    72        32         40       1
6/6/10        28        2        26    69        37         32       3

Compare to: 
Katrina
9/11/05       38        5        32    62         28        34       *
9/2/05        48       11        37    51         23        28       1

b. The oil company BP

              ------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No
              NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion
7/11/10 All   19        2        17    80        31         48       1
7/11/10 Gulf  17        3        14    82        36         46       1
6/6/10        16        1        15    81        27         54       3

c. No trend.

8. 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?

                                                                      Depends/
              --------- Should --------   ------ Should not -------   too soon    No
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly    (vol.)    opin.
7/11/10 All   56       42         14      34       15         20          6        4
7/11/10 Gulf  61       49         12      31       17         15          3        5
6/6/10        64       51         14      28       14         14          4        4


9. 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
7/11/10 All      68         28        3         *          *
7/11/10 Gulf     79         17        3         *          1
6/6/10           73         25        2         *          *
5/9/10*          55         37        4         1          3
 *Pew, "oil leak"




10. (ASKED OF GULF COAST RESIDENTS) As far as you know, how much oil from the spill has come ashore in your county/parish - a great deal, a good amount, just some, or hardly any?

               ------ More ------   ----------- Less -----------
                     Great   Good         Just   Hardly    None      No
               NET   deal    amt    NET   some    any     (vol.)   opinion
7/11/10 Gulf   56     30      25    41     25      12        4        3

11. How would you describe your feelings about the spill - are you angry about it, upset but not angry, concerned but not upset, or not concerned?


              --- Angry/Upset ---   ----- Not Angry/Upset -----
                                                         Not        No
              NET   Angry   Upset   NET   Concerned   concerned   opinion
7/11/10 All   64     35      29     35       33           2          *
7/11/10 Gulf  66     40      27     34       32           1          *

12. (ASKED OF GULF COAST RESIDENTS) So far, has the economy in your area been (helped by the oil spill), (hurt by the oil spill), or has the spill not affected your area's economy? Has it been helped/hurt STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT?

               ------ Helped ------     No     ------- Hurt -------     No
               NET   Strgly   Smwht   effect   NET   Smwht   Strgly   opinion
7/11/10 Gulf    7       2       5       14     75     20       55        3

13. (ASKED OF GULF COAST RESIDENTS) How about your own personal financial situation - has this been helped by the oil spill, hurt by the oil spill, or has the spill not affected your personal financial situation? Has it been helped/hurt STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT?

               ------ Helped ------     No     ------- Hurt -------     No
               NET   Strgly   Smwht   effect   NET   Smwht   Strgly   opinion
7/11/10 Gulf    3       1       2       70     27     12       14        0

14. (ASKED OF GULF COAST RESIDENTS) How concerned are you about negative long-term impacts on [ITEM] in your area because of the oil spill - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all?

        
7/11/10 - Summary Table - Gulf Coast residents only

                     ---- Concerned ----    ----- Not concerned -----     No
                     NET   Very   Smwhat    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
a. the economy       96     78      18       3        2          1         1
b. the tourism
   business          88     70      18      11        6          5         1
c. the safety
   of seafood for
   people to eat     91     75      16       8        5          3         1
d. the environment   94     86       8       6        3          3         0


15. (ASKED OF GULF COAST RESIDENTS) In the past few days, have you yourself felt depressed because of your concerns about the spill, or not?


               Yes   No   No opinion
7/11/10 Gulf   33    67        *

16. On another subject: 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
7/11/10  All     25          60           6            8
7/11/10  RV      26          62           6            6
6/6/10   All     29          60           5            6
6/6/10   RV      30          59           5            5
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

17. (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?

                                                    Don't think  Already
             Certain  Probably  Chances  Less than   will vote   voted     No
             to vote    vote     50/50     50/50       (vol.)    (vol.)   opin.
7/11/10  RV    73        13       11         2           *         NA       *
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"

18. (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
7/11/10  RV     46      47       *         2           *           5
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
11/3/96  LV     53      42                 3           1           3
11/2/96  LV     53      42                 2           0           3
11/1/96  LV     53      43                 2           0           3
10/31/96 LV     52      44                 2           0           4
10/30/96 LV     50      45                 1           0           5
10/29/96 LV     51      42                 2           0           4
10/28/96 LV     54      41                 2           1           3
10/27/96 LV     53      41                 2           0           4
10/26/96 LV     50      44                 1           1           4
10/25/96 LV     50      45                 2           1           4
10/24/96 LV     47      47                 2           0           4
10/23/96 LV     48      47                 3           0           3
10/22/96 LV     49      47                 2           0           3
10/21/96 LV     50      45                 2           0           4
10/20/96 LV     50      43                 3           0           4
10/19/96 LV     50      45                 2           0           3
10/18/96 LV     50      46                 1           0           3
10/17/96 LV     50      45                 2           0           3
10/16/96 LV     52      44                 2           1           3
10/15/96 LV     51      43                 2           1           4
10/14/96 LV     50      44                 2           1           4
10/13/96 LV     51      43                 2           1           4
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
8/5/96   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
11/13/95 RV     51      43                 4           *           2
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
3/27/94  RV     49      35                 6           1           9
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

19. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) How enthusiastic are you about voting for the (Democrat/Republican) in your Congressional district this year - very enthusiastic, fairly enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?

7/11/10 Summary Table - Leaned Dem/Rep Supporters

                --- Enthusiastic --    ---- Not Enthusiastic ----      No
                NET   Very   Fairly    NET   Not too   Not at all     opin.
a. Democrat     72     28      43      27       20          7           1
b. Republican   73     30      43      26       19          7           1

Trend:

a. Democrat

                --- Enthusiastic --    ---- Not Enthusiastic ----      No
                NET   Very   Fairly    NET   Not too   Not at all     opin.
7/11/10  RV     72     28      43      27       20          7           1
3/26/10         74     39      35      25       14         11           1
3/26/10  RV     76     41      35      23       13          9           1
10/22/06 RV     78     38      40      20       13          8           2
10/8/06  RV     81     42      40      18       14          4           1

b. Republican   

                --- Enthusiastic --    ---- Not Enthusiastic ----      No
                NET   Very   Fairly    NET   Not too   Not at all     opin.
7/11/10  RV     73     30      43      26       19          7           1
3/26/10         76     42      34      23       16          7           1
3/26/10  RV     75     41      34      23       18          5           2
10/22/06 RV     80     39      41      19       14          5           1
10/8/06  RV     76     35      41      23       18          5           1

20. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) For each item I name, please tell me if that would make you more likely to (support) a candidate for Congress, more likely to (oppose) a candidate, or if it wouldn't make much difference in your vote. Would that make you MUCH more likely to support/oppose that candidate, or SOMEWHAT more?

7/11/10 - Summary Table*

                        ----- Support ----   ----- Oppose -----    No      No
                        NET   Much   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Much   diff.   opin.
a. If a candidate for 
   Congress supports
   the new health
   care reform law      39     25     15     37      6      31     21       2
b. If a candidate for 
   Congress is 
   associated with 
   the political
   movement known as 
   the Tea Party        30     18     12     30     10      20     36       4
c. If a candidate for
   Congress supports
   federal spending
   to try to stimulate 
   the economy          39     21     18     37     12      24     23       2

*Full sample asked item a; half sample asked item b; other half sample asked item c.

21. 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
7/11/10       36      4        32      64      43      21      NA        1
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


22. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Regardless of how you might vote in your own congressional district, do you think it's more important (to have the Democrats in charge of Congress, to help support Obama's policies), or (to have the Republicans in charge of Congress, to act as a check on Obama's policies)?

           Dems in charge    GOP in charge   No opinion
7/11/10         43               51               6

Compare to:

Which statement comes closer to the way you think: Since the president is a Republican, we need (Republicans in charge of Congress to help support the president's agenda), or Since the president is a Republican, we need (Democrats in charge of Congress to act as a check on the president and his agenda). 

            Republicans     Democrats     No difference        No
             in charge      in charge         (vol)         opinion  
9/26/02          34             56              6              3
9/26/02 RV       36             55              6              3


23. On another subject, 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 
7/11/10       10        1         9    90        44         46       0
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.

24. 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 
7/11/10         27        32        41          *
6/6/10          30        30        39          1
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

25. Do you think the federal government should spend more money to try to boost the economy in a way that creates jobs, or do you think that whether or not jobs are created should be left to the private sector?

            Should        Left to         No
          spend more   private sector   opinion
7/11/10       48             48            4

26. (ASK IF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD SPEND MORE MONEY) What if it sharply increased the federal deficit - in that case do you think the federal government should or should not spend more money to try to boost the economy in a way that creates jobs?

          Should   Should not   No opinion
7/11/10     80         18            1


Combined responses from questions 25 and 26:
                   
            Should     -- Should not spend more --     No
          spend more   NET   At first   Now do not   opinion
7/11/10       39       57       48           9          4

27. Because of the economic downturn, Congress has extended the period in which people can receive unemployment benefits, and is considering doing so again. Supporters say this will help those who can't find work. Opponents say this adds too much to the federal budget deficit. Do you think Congress should or should not approve another extension of unemployment benefits?

          Should   Should not   No opinion
7/11/10          62         36            2

28. 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, 7/11/10          53           25             22
Kagan, 6/6/10           58           24             18
Sotomayor, 7/18/09      58           30             11
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?"

29. 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 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 
7/11/10       42       26         16      55       13         42         3
7/18/09       34       21         12      62       11         51         4
2/22/09       38       24         14      60       13         48         2
1/16/09       39       21         17      61       12         49         1
12/14/08      34       21         13      64       14         50         2
9/7/08        36       24         13      61       13         48         3
8/22/08       35       22         13      63       13         50         2
7/13/08       36       22         13      63       13         50         1
6/15/08       34       21         13      63        9         54         3
4/13/08       34       24         11      64       11         52         2
3/2/08        34       24         11      63       12         51         2
2/1/08        34       23         11      65       11         53         1
1/12/08       35       21         13      64       13         51         2
12/9/07       37       25         12      61       11         50         2
11/1/07       35       23         12      63       12         51         2
9/30/07       38       25         14      59       12         47         3
9/7/07        36       23         13      62       11         51         2
7/21/07       36       25         12      63       10         53         1
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
7/11/04       45       34         10      53       12         42         2
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                          32                             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"

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

         ------- Contributed -------   Has     No
              NET   Great deal   Somewhat   not   opinion
7/11/10       50        25          25      46       4
12/9/07       46        26          20      50       4
9/7/07        44        NA          NA      52       4
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"

31. (HALF SAMPLE) As you may know the United States will be removing all combat troops from Iraq by the end of August, and keeping no more than 50,000 non-combat troops there in a supporting role. Do you support or oppose the removal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of next month?

     Support   Oppose   No opinion
7/11/10     71        26          2

32. (HALF SAMPLE) As you may know, the United States will be removing all combat troops from Iraq by the end of August, and keeping no more than 50,000 non-combat troops there in a supporting role. Do you support or oppose keeping up to 50,000 non-combat troops in Iraq in a supporting role?

     Support   Oppose   No opinion
7/11/10     60        37          3

33. 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 Afghanistan 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 
7/11/10     43       24         19      53       15         38         4
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."


34. Do you think the war in Afghanistan has or has not contributed to the long-term security of the United States?

         ------- Contributed -------   Has     No
              NET   Great deal   Somewhat   not   opinion
7/11/10       53        25          28      44       3

35. Obama has said U.S. forces will start withdrawing from Afghanistan in summer 2011. Do you think they should start withdrawing sooner than that, later than that, or is this schedule about right?

                                           Withdraw      No
           Sooner   Later   About right   now (vol.)   opinion
7/11/10      31      18          45            1          5
12/13/09     31      19          39            1          9

36. Do you think the Afghan government should negotiate a settlement with the Taliban in which they are allowed to hold political offices if they agree to stop fighting, or do you think the Afghan government should continue to fight the Taliban and not enter into these negotiations?

             Negotiate    Continue fighting/     No 
           with Taliban    Do not negotiate    opinion
7/11/10         37               51              12

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
7/11/10       31         24           40        3      1      18    18     9
7/11/10 RV    33         26           37        3      *      16    17     8
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.
7/11/10        22         35            39                  2             1
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+
7/11/10     52     19      15       17     45      16        13       17
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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