Washington Post News Poll

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone August 11-14, 2009, among a random sample of 1,002 adults in the Commonwealth of Virginia 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 think things in the state of Virginia (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     opin.
8/14/09            47           45        7 
10/12/06 LV        67           30        3
10/26/05 LV        70           25        5
9/9/05 LV          68           28        4 
9/9/05 RV          65           31        4 
8/23/01 RV         59           34        7
8/27/00 RV         71           22        7
6/23/94 RV         53           38        8
2/3/94             55           36        9

2. 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  
8/14/09          37        58        5
8/14/09 RV       35        60        5
9/21/08 RV       15        83        3
 

3. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) Would you say you are following this year's governors race in the state of Virginia very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not closely at all?

                ------Closely------    -----Not closely-----    No
                NET   Very   Fairly    NET   Not too  At all   opin.
8/14/09 RV      48     17      32      51       30      21       *
10/26/05 LV     87     31      56      13       10       2       *
9/9/05   LV     73     20      53      27       20       7       * 
9/9/05   RV     59     15      44      41       26      15       *    
8/23/01  RV     60     16      44      39       26      13       1
8/27/00  RV     61     21      40      38       25      13       *
6/23/94  RV     74     27      47      27       18       9       *
2/3/94          73     27      46      27       18       9       *
9/93     RV     68     21      47      31       21      10       *

4. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) Thinking ahead to that election, what is the single most important issue in your choice for governor?

 8/14/09 
                        RV 
Economy/jobs/
 unemployment           28
Education                8
Health care/
 health reform           8
Taxes                    8
Transportation/traffic/
 roads and transit       7
State budget/deficit     5
Ethics/honesty/
 corruption in
 government              3
Political party/party
 affiliation/whether
 Democrat or Republican  3
Abortion                 2
Views/ideas/values       2
Environment/global
 warming                 1
Government/ Growth of
 government/government
 spending                1
Guns/Gun control         1
Housing/mortgages/
 affordable housing      1
Background/character/
 credibility/education/
 experience of 
 candidate               1
Constitution/politics/
 political agenda/doing  
 right for the state     1
Fiscal/fiscal 
 responsibility          1
Crime                    *
Energy issues/gas
 prices/cap & trade      *
Gay marriage             *
Immigration/illegal
 immigration             *
Iraq/War in Iraq         *
Obama/Barack Obama       *
Stimulus money           *
Afghanistan/War
 in Afghanistan          0
Terrorism/national
 security                0
Other                    6 
None                     0
No opinion              14 

5. (IF GAVE ANSWER, Q4) Is there another issue that's almost as important?

8/14/09 
                        RV
Health care/
 health reform          17
Economy/jobs/
 unemployment           12
Education               10
Transportation/traffic/
 roads and transit       9
Taxes                    8
Abortion                 3
Energy issues/gas
 prices/cap & trade      2
Guns/Gun control         2
Immigration/illegal
 immigration             2
State budget/deficit     2
Environment/global
 warming                 1
Ethics/honesty/
 corruption in
 government              1
Government/Growth of
 government/government 
 spending                1
Housing/mortgages/
 affordable housing      1
Iraq/War in Iraq         1
Obama/Barack Obama       1
Stimulus money           1
Terrorism/national
 security                1
Constitution/politics/
 political agenda/doing 
 right for the state     1
Afghanistan/War
 in Afghanistan          *
Crime                    *
Gay marriage             *
Background/character/
 credibility/education/
 experience of 
 candidate               *
Fiscal/fiscal 
 responsibility          *
Political party/party 
 affiliation/whether     
 Democrat or Republican  *
Views/ideas/values       *
Other                    5 
None                     2
No opinion              17   

Q4/5 NET Top 1 or 2 issues

8/14/09 
                        RV
Economy/jobs/                     
 unemployment           37           
Health care/                     
 health reform          22        
Education               16         
Transportation/traffic/                    
 roads and transit      15
Taxes                   14          
State budget/deficit     7                         
Abortion                 4             
Ethics/honesty/                      
 corruption in                            
 government              3             
Political party/party 
 affiliation/whether     
 Democrat or Republican  3
Government/Growth of
 government/government                    
 spending                2       
Guns/Gun control         2
Immigration/illegal
 immigration             2                    
Views/ideas/values       2
Crime                    1          
Energy issues/gas                    
 prices/cap & trade      1                          
Environment/global                           
 warming                 1             
Gay marriage             1             
Housing/mortgages/
 affordable housing      1
Iraq/War in Iraq         1                       
Obama/Barack Obama       1                 
Stimulus money           1                   
Background/character/
 credibility/education/
 experience of 
 candidate               1
Constitution/politics/
 political agenda/doing 
 right for the state     1
Fiscal/fiscal 
 responsibility          1
Afghanistan/War                     
 in Afghanistan          *             
Terrorism/national                       
 security                *
Other                   10 
None                     0
No opinion              14  
 

6. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the governor's election: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

 Certain   Probably  Chances  Less than  Don't think     No 
                to Vote    vote      50/50    50/50    will vote(vol.) opin.
8/14/09 RV         61        16        13        7            2          *

7. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) If the election were being held today and the candidates were (Creigh Deeds, the Democrat) and (Bob McDonnell, the Republican), for whom would you vote?

Net Leaned Vote:

                               Other     Wouldn't       No
            Deeds  McDonnell   (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion  
8/14/09      40        47        1          3            9

Net Leaned Vote - LIKELY VOTERS:

                               Other     Wouldn't       No
            Deeds  McDonnell   (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion  
8/14/09 LV   39        54        1          *            7

8. (IF NAMED CANDIDATE) Will you definitely vote for (CANDIDATE) in November, or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else? (IF CHANCE CHANGE MIND ASK: Is there a good chance you'll change your mind or would you say it's pretty unlikely?)

Deeds:
                                  --------Change mind--------
                Definitely vote   NET  Good chance   Unlikely     No opinion
8/14/09              61           35       15           20              4

McDonnell:
                                  --------Change mind--------
                Definitely vote   NET  Good chance   Unlikely     No opinion
8/14/09              50           46       21           26              4

9. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) Thinking about his candidacy for governor so far, how enthusiastic are you about (CANDIDATE)- very enthusiastic, fairly enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?

8/14/09 - Summary Table - Among Leaned Deeds/McDonnell Supporters

               ---Enthusiastic----    --Not enthusiastic---    No
               NET   Very   Fairly    NET   Not too  At all   opin.
a. Deeds       67     12      56      31       22       8       2
b. McDonnell   68     20      48      29       20       9       3

10. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) As it stands now, how much do you know about (CANDIDATE) and his qualifications to be governor: Do you know a lot about (CANDIDATE), a fair amount, just a little, or nothing at all?

Deeds:
              -----Lot/Fair Amt----     -----Little/None------
                      A      A fair            Just a    Nothing      No
              NET    lot     amount     NET    little     at all     opin.
8/14/09       37      6        31       62       39         23         *

McDonnell:
              -----Lot/Fair Amt----     -----Little/None------
                      A      A fair            Just a    Nothing      No
              NET    lot     amount     NET    little     at all     opin.
8/14/09       37      7        30       62       38         25         *

Compare to:

Tim Kaine:
              -----Lot/Fair Amt----     -----Little/None------
                      A      A fair            Just a    Nothing      No
              NET    lot     amount     NET    little     at all     opin.
10/26/05 LV   71     16        55       29       26          3         *
9/9/05 LV     54     10        44       46       33         13         1
9/9/05 RV     43      7        36       55       35         20         2

Jerry Kilgore:
              -----Lot/Fair Amt----     -----Little/None------
                      A      A fair            Just a    Nothing      No
              NET    lot     amount     NET    little     at all     opin.
10/26/05 LV   70     16        54       30       26          5         *
9/9/05 LV     59     11        48       41       30         11         1
9/9/05 RV     47      8        40       52       33         19         *

11. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) Do you think (NAME) views on most issues are (too liberal for you), (too conservative for you), or just about right?

8/14/09 - Summary Table

                   Too         Too        Just about     No
                 liberal   conservative      right     opinion 
a. Deeds'          32            7            39         22    
b. McDonnell's      9           27            38         26

Compare to:

Kaine's

                Too           Too          Just about     Don't know       No
              liberal     conservative       right        enough yet*    opinion
10/26/05 LV     40              6              49              NA           5
9/9/05 LV       31              7              45              13           3
9/9/05 RV       27              7              41              22           4       

Kilgore's

                Too           Too          Just about     Don't know       No
              liberal     conservative       right        enough yet*    opinion
10/26/05 LV      8             38              49              NA           5
9/9/05 LV        8             31              47              12           3
9/9/05 RV        8             26              43              19           4
*"Don't know enough yet" respondents are those who said they knew "Nothing at all" or “Don't Know” about the candidate's qualifications to be governor. They were not asked this question, but are shown as part of the base. 

12. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job handling [ITEM] - (Deeds) or (McDonnell)?

8/14/09 - Summary Table

                                               Both     Neither  No
                          Deeds   McDonnell   (vol.)    (vol.)   op.

a. The economy and jobs    38         40        2         4      15
b. The abortion issue      34         34        1         6      24
c. Transportation issues   35         34        3         6      22
d. Gun control             31         38        3         5      22
e. Taxes                   35         42        2         5      16

13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way (NAME) is handling his job as (POSITION)?

8/14/09 - Summary Table*

                 -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------   No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   op.
a. Tim Kaine     56       21         34      36       18         18       8
b. Mark Warner   67       30         37      23       11         11      11
c. Jim Webb      51       17         34      29       13         16      20
*”Governor” inserted for item a, “U.S. Senator” inserted for items b,c.

Trend where available:

a. Tim Kaine

               Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
8/14/09  RV      55          38            7 
8/14/09  All     56          36            8 
9/21/08  RV      66          25            9
10/8/07  All     63          25           12
10/8/07  LV      66          27            7
10/12/06 LV      77          19            4

b. No trend.

c. Jim Webb

               Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
8/14/09  RV      51          31           18 
8/14/09  All     51          29           20 
9/21/08  RV      54          24           21
10/8/07  RV      52          28           20
10/8/07  All     50          27           22

Questions 14 held for future release.

15. On another subject, do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

-------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/14/09   57       39         17      41        11        31         2

Compare to National:

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

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

8/14/09 - Summary Table*

                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------   No   
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   op.
a. The economy      52       32         20      47       11         36       2
b. Health care      49       29         20      48        7         41       3
c. Taxes            52       30         22      42       12         31       6
d. Energy policy    53       26         26      40       13         27       8
e. The federal 
   budget deficit   44       23         21      53       12         41       3
*Full sample asked item a; half sample asked items b,c; other half sample asked items d,e.

a. The economy

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/14/09   52       32         20      47       11         36         2

Compare to National:

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
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

b. Health care

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/14/09   49       29         20      48        7         41         3

Compare to National:

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
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

c. Taxes

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/14/09   52       30         22      42       12         31         6

Compare to National:

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/24/09   56       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         6

d. No trend.

e. The federal budget deficit

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/14/09   44       23         21      53       12         41         3

Compare to National:

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
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

17. 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?

8/14/09 - Summary Table

                    -Grt deal/Good amt-    ---- Some/None ----   
                           Great   Good          Just    None      No
                     NET   deal    amt     NET   some   at all   opinion
a. Obama             52     31      21     48     23      24        *
b. The Republicans   
   in Congress       26      6      20     72     46      26        2
c. The Democrats
   in Congress       36     14      22     63     34      29        1

Trend: 

a. Obama 
               -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                Great   Good         Just    None      No
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
8/14/09   52     31      21    48     23      24        *

Compare to National:

         -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                Great   Good         Just    None      No
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
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
8/14/09   26      6      20    72     46      26        2

Compare to National:

         -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                Great   Good         Just    None      No
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
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
8/14/09   36     14      22    63     34      29        1

Compare to National:

         -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                Great   Good         Just    None      No
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
4/24/09   36     12      24    63     38      25        1
1/16/09   43     15      28    56     37      19        2

18. How much blame do you think [ITEM] deserve(s) for the country's economic situation - a great deal, a good amount, only some or hardly any?

8/14/09 - Summary Table

a. The Bush administration, for inadequate regulation of the financial industry
b. The Obama administration, for not doing enough to turn the economy around

          - Grt deal/Gd amt-   --- Some/Hardly any/None --- 
                Great   Good         Only   Hardly    None      No 
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some    any     (vol.)   opinion 
a. Bush   63     39      25    36     25     10         1        1
b. Obama  30     14      16    69     31     32         6        1

Trend:

a. The Bush administration, for inadequate regulation of the financial industry


          - Grt deal/Gd amt-   --- Some/Hardly any/None --- 
                Great   Good         Only   Hardly    None      No 
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some    any     (vol.)   opinion 
8/14/09   63     39      25    36     25     10         1        1

Compare to National:

          - Grt deal/Gd amt-    -- Some/Hardly any/None --- 
                Great   Good         Only   Hardly    None      No 
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some    any     (vol.)   opinion 
7/18/09   62     42      20    36     23      11        1        2
3/29/09   70     47      23    29     21       7        1        2 

b. The Obama administration, for not doing enough to turn the economy around

          - Grt deal/Gd amt-   --- Some/Hardly any/None --- 
                Great   Good         Only   Hardly    None      No 
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some    any     (vol.)   opinion 
8/14/09   30     14      16    69     31     32         6        1

Compare to National:

          - Grt deal/Gd amt-    -- Some/Hardly any/None --- 
                Great   Good         Only   Hardly    None      No 
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some    any     (vol.)   opinion 
7/18/09   32     14      17    66     28      34        4        2
3/29/09   26     13      13    72     27      39        6        2

19. So far, do you think the federal economic stimulus program has (helped) the economy in Virginia, (hurt) the state's economy, or hasn't made much difference? Is that A GREAT DEAL or SOMEWHAT?

-------- Helped ---------   --------- Hurt ----------    No      No
          NET  Great deal  Somewhat   NET  Somewhat  Great deal   diff.   opin.
8/14/09   28        9         19      13       6          7        56       3


20. (IF HURT/NO DIFFERENCE/DK) Do you think the economic stimulus program will help the state's economy, or not?

          Yes   No   No opinion
8/14/09   40    56        4


Q19/20 NET

          --- Helped/Will help --   ---- Hurt/Won't help ----
          NET   Has helped   Will   NET   Has hurt   No diff.   No opinion
8/14/09   57        28        28    43       11        32            *

21. (IF REGISTERED VOTER) As you may know, President Obama has endorsed Creigh Deeds for governor. Does that make you more likely or less likely to support Deeds?

             More   Less   No difference (vol.)   No opinion
8/14/09    34     34             30                 3 

Compare to:

As you may know, President Bush has endorsed Jerry Kilgore for governor. Does that make you more likely or less likely to support Kilgore?

               More       Less      No difference       No 
              likely     likely         (vol.)        opinion
10/26/05 LV     26         47            26              1
9/9/05 LV       28         44            27              1 
9/9/05 RV       28         45            27              1

22. Some people think the government in Washington (is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and private businesses). Others disagree and think the government (should do more to solve our country's biggest problems). Which of these two views is closer to your own?

          Washington doing    Gov't should do 
          too many things    more to solve probs   No opinion
8/14/09          55                  40                 5
6/3/07           50                  43                 5

23. On another topic, do you have some form of health insurance or health care coverage, or not?

           Yes   No   No opinion    
8/14/09    87    13        0

24. For each specific item I name, please tell me whether you are very satisfied with it, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.

8/14/09 - Summary Table*

                     ----- Satisfied -----   --- Dissatisfied ----     No
                     NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Very   opinion

a. The overall health care system in this country

           All       51     15       36      48       21       27       1
           All Cov   54     16       38      45       22       23       1

b. The quality of the health care you receive   

           All       86     56       30      13        7        6       1
           All Cov   91     61       29       9        6        3       *

c. Your health care costs, including both expenses not covered by insurance, 
   and the cost of your insurance, if any

           All       63     32       32      34       14       20       3
           All Cov   69     35       34      29       15       14       2

d. Your health insurance coverage
           All Cov   85     53       32      14       10        4       1
*Item d asked only if insured

25. How concerned are you, if at all, about your and your family's health care costs in the future - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not at all concerned?

----- Concerned -----   ------ Not concerned -----     No
          NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
8/14/09   83     56       26      17      12           5          1

Compare to National:

6/21/09   85     59       25      15      11           4          *

26. Just your best guess, if the health care system is changed, do you think the quality of your health care will get (better), get (worse), or remain about the same?

8/14/09     19      42      36         3

Compare to National:

6/21/09     16      31      50         3

27. Which comes closer to the way you feel: government reform of the nation's health care system (is necessary to control costs and expand coverage), or government action on health care (will do more harm than good)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

------- Necessary -------   -- More harm than good --
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   No opinion
8/14/09   50       32         18      47       13         34           2

Compare to National:

          ------- Necessary -------   -- More harm than good --
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   No opinion
6/21/09   58       34         23      39       15         24           3

28. On another subject, there's a proposed system called "cap and trade." The government would issue permits limiting the amount of greenhouse gases companies can put out. Companies that did not use all their permits could sell them to other companies. The idea is that many companies would find ways to put out less greenhouse gases, because that would be cheaper than buying permits. Would you support or oppose this system?

Support   Oppose   No opinion
8/14/09     47        43         11

Compare to National:

6/21/09     52        42          6
7/28/08     59        34          7

29. On another subject, would you favor or oppose an increase in state taxes to pay for new road and transit projects?

    Favor   Oppose   No opinion
8/14/09    41       56          3

30. On another subject, do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

         ------ Legal ------   ----- Illegal -----
                       All    Most          Most     All      No
                NET   cases   cases   NET   cases   cases   opinion
8/14/09  RV     55     17      38     41     26      15        4
8/14/09  All    55     18      37     42     26      16        3
9/21/08  RV     60     22      38     38     25      12        3
6/3/07   RV     56     19      38     39     25      14        5
6/3/07   All    55     18      37     40     25      15        4 
10/26/05 LV     61     21      39     38     28      10        2
9/9/05   LV     54     21      33     43     29      14        2
9/9/05   RV     55     21      35     43     28      15        2  
10/25/01 LV     57     21      36     39     28      11        4
8/23/01  RV     57     21      37     39     27      12        3
10/26/00 LV     58     18      40     38     27      12        4
8/27/00  LV     57     16      40     38     26      12        5
8/27/00  RV     57     18      39     38     26      12        5

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
8/14/09  LV    27          34            34         4       1       11     20      
8 8/14/09  RV  31          29            35         4       1       13     17      
9 8/14/09      31          28            37         3       1       15     16     11 
10/25/08 LV    36          28            33         4       *       15     14      
8 10/25/08 RV  36          28            33         4       *       15     13      
9 10/25/08     35          26            31         6       1       14     12     
12 9/21/08  LV 33          28            34         5       1       15     16      8
9/21/08  RV    34          25            35         6       1       15     16     10
9/21/08        33          24            34         7       2       15     15     13
10/8/07  RV    32          29            34         4       1       15     13     11
10/8/07        30          27            38         4       1       18     13     11
6/3/07   RV    33          29            29         4       4       12     11     14
6/3/07         34          27            28         4       6       12     12     16
10/12/06 LV    33          32            32         3       *       14     12      9
10/26/05 LV    33          37            26         3       1       13     10      6
9/9/05   LV    34          37            25         4       *       12     13      5
9/9/05   RV    32          34            29         4       *       13     13      7
10/25/01 LV    31          37            26         5       1       10     12     10
8/23/01  LV    35          38            24         3       *       12     11      4
8/23/01  RV    32          33            29         5       1       15     12      8
10/26/00 LV    33          32            28         6       1       11     13     10
8/27/00  LV    30          36            29         5       1       11     13     10
8/27/00  RV    29          34            32         5       1       12     14     11
10/21/97 LV    31          32            31         5       1       12     14     11
9/16/97  LV    30          31            33         4       1       13     14     11
9/16/97  RV    28          31            35         4       1       14     14     17
6/23/94        29          29            32         8       2       12     15     18    
9/28/93  RV    30          30            35         4       1       13     12     10
11/2/89  LV    33          32            31         3       1       NA     NA     NA

908a. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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.
8/14/09  LV    20         37            41                  1             1
8/14/09  RV    21         42            35                  1             1
8/14/09        22         43            34                  1             1
10/25/08 LV    19         45            32                  2             2
10/25/08 RV    19         45            32                  2             2
9/21/08  LV    21         46            30                  2             1
9/21/08  RV    22         47            29                  2             1

911z. Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services: more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom or never?

                         ----- Weekly -------
                      >1     Once   Once or twice  A few times  
              NET    /week   /week   per month      a year     Seldom   Never   No op.
8/14/09  LV   43       15      27       20            18         10        9      *
8/14/09  RV   39       14      25       21            20         11        9      *
8/14/09       37       13      24       20            19         12       11      *
10/25/08 LV   41       14      27       16            20         15        8      *
10/25/08 RV   40       13      26       17            20         15        8      *

INCOME. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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+
8/14/09  LV  26      6       7       13     72      22        16       33
8/14/09  RV  36      9      11       15     62      20        15       27
8/14/09      42     14      12       16     56      18        14       24
10/25/08 LV  36      9      11       16     62      19        14       28
10/25/08 RV  37     10      11       16     61      19        14       27
9/21/08  LV  31      7       8       15     68      19        18       31
9/21/08  RV  36     11       9       16     62      17        17       27
9/21/08      40     13      11       16     58      19        14       25

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