Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Aug. 13-17, 2009, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three 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
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?


8/17/09 - Summary Table*

                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------   No
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   op.
a. The economy      52       27         25      46       13         33       2
b. Health care      46       27         19      50        8         42       5
c. The situation
   in Afghanistan   60       25         35      33       14         19       7
d. The federal 
   budget deficit   41       19         22      53       12         41       5
f. Taxes            51       23         28      40       12         28       8
*Full sample asked items a,b; half sample asked items c,d; other half sample asked items e,f.


Trend where available:

a. The economy

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

b. Health care

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

c. The situation in Afghanistan

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
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 federal budget deficit

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

8/17/09 - Summary Table*

                    -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------   No
                    NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   op.
e. Energy policy    55       24         31      30        9         21      15

Trend where available:

e. Energy policy

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/17/09   55       24         31      30        9         21        15

Compare to G.W. Bush:

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
4/24/05   35       NA         NA      54       NA         NA        10


f. Taxes

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/17/09   51       23         28      40       12         28         8
4/24/09   56       NA         NA      38       NA         NA         6

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

           Right     Wrong     No 
             direction   track   opinion  
8/17/09          44        55        1
6/21/09          47        50        3
4/24/09          50        48        2
3/29/09          42        57        1
2/22/09          31        67        2
1/16/09          19        78        3
12/14/08         15        82        3
10/25/08 LV      13        85        2
10/11/08 RV       8        90        2
9/22/08  RV      14        83        3
8/22/08          19        78        2
6/15/08          14        84        2
5/11/08          16        82        2 
1/12/08          21        77        2
11/1/07          24        74        2
6/1/07           25        73        2 
1/19/07          26        71        3 
11/4/06  RV      39        59        2 
10/22/06         30        68        2 
10/8/06          32        66        2 
5/15/06          29        69        2 
11/2/05          30        68        2 
10/24/04 LV      41        55        4 
4/18/04          42        57        1 
4/30/03          52        46        2 
9/26/02          43        53        4 
2/21/02          54        42        4 
2/14/99          55        41        4 
11/1/98          55        43        2 
11/1/98  LV      55        44        1 
8/21/98          57        40        4
7/12/98          50        45        6
4/4/98           55        41        4
1/31/98          61        34        5
1/30/98          61        34        5
1/19/98          44        50        6
8/27/97          39        57        4
6/8/97           37        60        3
3/9/97           34        62        4
10/17/96 RV      40        55        5
10/16/96 RV      42        53        5
10/15/96 RV      43        52        5
10/14/96 RV      44        51        5
10/13/96 RV      44        51        5
9/04/96  RV      40        54        6
8/21/96          28        67        5
6/30/96          26        70        5
3/17/96          27        70        3
1/21/96          27        66        6
1/3/96           21        77        3
4/5/95           23        73        3
1/4/95           27        68        6
10/31/94         27        69        4
7/20/94          26        70        4
3/27/94          28        69        3
1/23/94          31        60       10
11/14/93         25        69        6
8/8/93           26        71        3
6/20/93          26        71        3
4/26/93          27        71        2
3/11/93          36        57        7
2/28/93          37        59        4
1/17/93          31        63        6
12/14/92         35        60        5
10/27/92 RV      22        76        2
10/4/92  RV      18        78        4
6/7/92           14        83        3
4/9/92           16        81        3
3/11/92          18        79        4
1/15/92          19        78        3
11/10/91         24        72        4
10/29/91         26        71        3
8/27/91          31        60        9
7/28/91          30        67        3
6/2/91           39        57        4
4/9/91           42        51        7
2/26/91          58        39        3
1/27/91          49        48        4
10/14/90         19        79        2
9/9/90           36        60        4
8/20/90          35        60        5
7/24/90          37        60        2
5/21/90          39        60        2
3/26/90          44        53        2
2/4/90           49        48        3
1/16/90          48        49        3
5/23/89          42        55        3
3/16/89          46        52        2
1/16/89  LV      51        46        3
10/25/88 RV      49        46        6
9/27/88          48        44        8
7/11/88          40        56        4
5/25/88          35        59        6
3/21/88          40        56        4
1/23/88          39        59        2
12/13/87         49        47        4
12/2/87          35        61        4
9/23/87          43        54        4
6/29/87          35        62        3
4/13/87          37        60        3
3/9/87           38        58        4
1/18/87          39        56        5
9/8/86           50        48        2
1/26/86          45        47        8
7/29/85          52        43        6
1/16/85          59        36        4
5/22/84          47        48        5
12/13/83         43        51        6
11/7/83          51        44        5
4/12/83          41        54        4
3/2/83           43        53        3
10/11/82         35        57        8
1/30/82          39        56        5
2/80*            20        70       10
2/78             34        53       13
2/77             41        44       14
10/75            19        71        9
10/74            15        75       11
10/73            16        74       10
*2/80 and previous: Roper

4. 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?

8/17/09 - Summary Table

                    -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                           Great   Good         Just    None      No
                     NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
a. Obama             49     28      21    50     26      24        *
b. The Republicans 
   in Congress       21      4      16    78     45      33        1
c. The Democrats
   in Congress       35     14      21    63     35      29        1

Trend:

a. Obama

         -Grt deal/Good amt-   ---- Some/None ----   
                Great   Good         Just    None      No
          NET   deal    amt    NET   some   at all   opinion
8/17/09   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

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

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

5. Do you think Obama's economic program is making the economy (better), making it (worse) or having no real effect?

Better   Worse   No effect   No opinion
8/17/09     43      23         32           2

6. How much longer do you think the country's current economic recession will last - a few more months, up to six months, up to a year, up to two years, or longer than that?

          -------- Year or less -------   -- More than a year--   Not      
                Few      Up to    Up to         Up to            in one    No 
          NET  months   6 months   year   NET  2 years   Longer  (vol.)   opin.
8/17/09   49     4         10      35     48      24       25       1       2
2/22/09   28     1          3      24     70      36       34       0       2
1/27/02   69     9         22      39     27      13       14       *       3
5/3/92    56     8         17      31     37      15       22       2       5
12/1/91   52     3         14      35     39      21       18       1       9
3/10/91   66    11         28      27     28      10       18      NA       6
2/2/91*   67    10         25      32     26      13       13      NA       7
*Gallup

7. Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by (Congress) and (the Obama administration)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

-------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/17/09   45       27         18      50       10         40         5

8. Do you think Obama will or will not be able to make significant improvements in this country's health care system?

Will   Will not   No opinion
8/17/09      49       46           4
12/14/08*    68       28           4
*"As president"

9. Do you have some form of health insurance or health care coverage, or not?

           Yes   No   No opinion    
8/17/09    85    14        *
6/21/09    84    16        0
9/30/07    88    12        *
9/12/06    87    13        0
4/19/05    87    13        *
10/13/03   83    17        0
7/12/98    86    14        *
8/27/97    81    19        *
11/13/95   85    15        0
7/17/94    86    14        *
11/14/93   87    13        0
10/10/93   87    13        *

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

8/17/09 - Summary Table

                      Better   Worse   Same   No opinion
a. your health care     19      33      47         2
b. health care for 
   most people          37      38      23         2

Trend where available:

a. your health care

          Better   Worse   Same   No opinion
8/17/09     19      33      47         2
6/21/09     16      31      50         3

b. No trend.

11. And if the health care system is changed do you think [ITEM] will get (better), get (worse), or remain about the same?

8/17/09 - Summary Table

                                        Better   Worse   Same   No opinion
a. (IF INSURED) Your health insurance    
   coverage                               14      40      43         3
b. (IF NOT INSURED) Your ability to 
   get health insurance                   56      10      30         4
c. Your health care costs                 19      41      37         3

12. Would you support or oppose having the government create a new health insurance plan to compete with private health insurance plans? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

-------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/17/09   52       33         19      46       11         35         2
6/21/09   62       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         5  

13. 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
8/17/09   51       35         16      46       10         35           3
6/21/09   58       34         23      39       15         24           3

14. Say a candidate for Congress supports the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by (Congress) and (the Obama administration). Would that make you more likely to [support] that candidate for Congress, more likely to [oppose] that candidate, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote? (IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE) Are you much more likely to support/oppose that candidate or somewhat more?

---- Support ----   ---- Oppose ----       No          No 
          NET   Much   Smwt   NET   Smwt   Much   difference   opinion
8/17/09   23     14      9    32      6     26       43           2

15. How would you describe your feelings about the changes to the health care system being proposed by (Congress) and (the Obama administration), would you say you are [enthusiastic about them, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry about them]?

          -- Enthusiastic/Satisfied --   -- Dissatisfied/Angry --     No
          NET  Enthusiastic  Satisfied   NET  Dissatisfied  Angry   opinion
8/17/09   47        15           32      50        31        18        3

16. As you may know, some opponents of the proposed health care reform have been angrily protesting at town meetings with their members of Congress. Overall, do you think these protests have been appropriate or inappropriate? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

          ------ Appropriate ------   ----- Inappropriate -----
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   No opinion
8/17/09   51       33         19      45       15         30           4

17. On another subject, overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy being developed by (Congress) and (the Obama administration)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

     -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
8/17/09   57       29         29      29       11         19        14

18. Do you think the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy would (add) jobs in your state, (take away) jobs or won't make much of a difference?

          Add   Take away   No difference   No opinion
     8/17/09   36       15             42             7 

19. Do you think the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy would (increase) your energy costs, (decrease) them or won't make much of a difference?

	      Increase   Decrease   No difference   No opinion
8/17/09      41         16            36             7
	

20. Do you think the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy would or would not help address the global warming issue?

                         Global warming isn't   
          Would   Would not      an issue (vol.)     No opinion
8/17/09    52        34                5                 10

21. 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
8/17/09     52        43          6
6/21/09     52        42          6
7/28/08     59        34          7

22. (HALF SAMPLE) What if a cap and trade program significantly lowered greenhouse gases but raised your monthly electrical bill by 10 dollars a month - in that case would you support or oppose it?

     Support   Oppose   No opinion
8/17/09     58        40          1
6/21/09     56        42          2
7/28/08     57        41          2

23. (HALF SAMPLE) What if a cap and trade program significantly lowered greenhouse gases but raised your monthly electrical bill by 25 dollars a month - in that case would you support or oppose it?

     Support   Oppose   No opinion
8/17/09     39        59          1
6/21/09     44        54          1
7/28/08     47        51          2

24. To address the country's energy needs, would you support or oppose action by the federal government to (ITEM)? Do you support/oppose that strongly, or not strongly?*

a. Build more nuclear power plants         

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   52      36          16        46      30          15           2
6/3/01    46      29          17        51      36          15           3

b. Develop more solar and wind power       

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   91      79          12         8       5           3           1
6/3/01    90      80          10         8       3           4           2

c. Increase oil and gas drilling         

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   64      48          16        33      21          12           3
6/3/01    67      49          19        29      19          11           3

d. Increase coal mining               

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   52      31          21        45      27          18           3
6/3/01    54      33          21        39      23          15           7

e. Develop electric car technology 

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   82      67          15        17       9           8           2


f. Require more energy conservation by businesses and industries

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   78      62          16        20      12           8           2

Compare to:

Encourage more energy conservation by businesses and industries

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
6/3/01    90      79          12         8       4           4           2

g. Require more energy conservation by consumers like yourself

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   73      56          17        25      15           9           3

Compare to:

Encourage more energy conservation by consumers like yourself             

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
6/3/01    90      78          12         8       6           3           2

h. Require car manufacturers to improve the fuel-efficiency of vehicles sold in this country      

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   85      74          11        14       9           4           1
6/3/01    89      81           7        10       6           4           2

i. Build more power plants that burn oil, coal or natural gas

          ------- Support -------   ------- Oppose --------   Gas only    No
          NET  Strong  Not strong   NET  Strong  Not strong    (vol.)    opin.
8/17/09   51     33        18       41     23        17           1        6
6/3/01    62     43        19       31     18        13           3        5

j. Use cash rebates to encourage people to buy more fuel efficient cars 

          --------- Support ---------   --------- Oppose ----------     No
          NET  Strongly  Not strongly   NET  Strongly  Not strongly   opinion
8/17/09   69      51          18        30      22           8           1

* Half sample asked items a-e; other half sample asked items f-j.

25. (IF SUPPORT BUILDING MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS) Would you favor or oppose building a nuclear power plant within 50 miles of your home?

     Favor   Oppose   No opinion
8/17/09    66       33          *
 
24a/25 NET 
 
                  ------------ Oppose ------------
          Favor   NET   At first   Within 50 miles   No opinion
8/17/09    35     63       46            17               2

26. 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 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 
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

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

                           Kept about     No
           Increased   Decreased    the same    opinion
8/17/09       24          45           27          4
1/16/09       34          29           32          5

Compare to Iraq:

11/1/07        9          60           27          3
9/7/07        12          58           27          3
7/21/07       16          56           26          2
6/1/07        19          55           23          3
12/11/06      17          52           27          1
10/8/06       18          51           28          3  
8/6/06        17          53           27          3  
5/15/06       15          54           27          4 
4/9/06        13          54           31          2 
3/5/06        11          52           34          3 
12/18/05       9          52           36          3  
11/2/05       15          47           36          3
8/28/05       21          41           35          4
6/26/05       16          38           44          2
3/13/05       15          44           36          4

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

      Neither/       
           Winning   Losing   tie (vol.)   No opinion
8/17/09      42        36         13            9

Compare to Iraq:

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

29. As you may know Afghanistan is holding national elections [next/this] week, how confident are you that these elections will produce a government that can rule the country effectively - very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all?

        ----- Confident -----   ----- Not confident -----      No
          NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
8/17/09   34      3       31      64       39          25         2

30. How confident are you in the ability of the United States and its allies in Afghanistan to (ITEM) - very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all?

8/17/09 - Summary Table

                                -- Confident --    --- Not confident --    No
                                NET  Very  Smwt.   NET  Not too  At all   opin.
a. defeat the Taliban           59    19    40     40      22      18       1
b. provide effective economic 
   development                  61    11    50     37      24      13       2
c. encourage the creation 
   of an honest and effective    
   government                   55    10    46     43      25      18       2
   

31. On another subject, how concerned are you that you or someone in your immediate family might catch the H1N1 virus known as swine flu - is that something that worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much or not at all?

          --------- Worried ---------   ----- Not worried ----      No
           NET   Great deal   Somewhat   NET   Not too   At all    opinion
8/17/09    39        13          26      61       30       31         *

Compare to:

Bird flu:
3/5/06     41        13          28      59       36       23         *

SARS virus:
4/27/03    33        11          22      67       34       33         1
4/3/03     38        11          27      62       37       24         3

32. How confident are you in (ITEM)'s ability to respond effectively to an outbreak of swine flu in the United States - very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?

8/17/09 - Summary Table

                              ---- Confident --    --- Not confident ---   No
                              NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not so   At all   op.
a. The federal government     73     23     50     26      18        9      1
b. Your local hospitals and    
   health agencies            82     33     48     18      12        5      1

Trend:

a. The federal government

            ----- Confident -----   ----- Not confident ------     No 
            NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
8/17/09     73     23       50      26      18           9          1

Compare to bird flu:
3/5/06      59     16       44      40      25          15          * 

b. Your local hospitals and health agencies

            ----- Confident -----   ----- Not confident ------     No 
            NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
8/17/09     82     33       48      18       12          5          1

Compare to bird flu:
3/5/06      64     21       42      36       22         13          1 

33. (HALF SAMPLE) Do you think you or someone in your household will get a swine flu vaccination when it becomes available, or not?

          Will   Will not   No opinion
      8/17/09    55       41           4

34. (HALF SAMPLE) Assuming your doctor recommends it, do you think you or someone in your household will get a swine flu vaccination when it becomes available, or not?

          Will   Will not   No opinion
     8/17/09    65       32           3

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

--Non-Partisans-
                                                             Lean  Lean   No
           Democrat  Republican  Independent  Other  No op.  Dem.  Rep.  Lean
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.
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+
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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