Washington Post-ABC News Poll

The Washington Post
Sunday, September 9, 2007

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone September 4-7, 2007, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults. The results from the full survey have margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

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

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

2. Thinking ahead to the November 2008 presidential election, what is the single most important issue in your choice for president?


                                  9/7/07
Iraq/War in Iraq                    35
Health care                         13
Economy/jobs                        11
Terrorism/national security          6
Ethics/honesty/corruption in gov't   6
Immigration/illegal immigration      5
Morals/family values                 2
Education                            1
Environment                          1 
Abortion                             1
Federal budget deficit               1
Social Security                      1
Foreign Policy                       1
Housing/mortgages                    *
Global warming                       *
None/Nothing                         *
Other                                7
No opinion                           9	

3. (IF MENTIONED MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE) Is there one other issue that's nearly as important?


                                  9/7/07
Iraq/War in Iraq                    20
Economy/jobs                        19
Health care                         15
Education                            6
Immigration/illegal immigration      5
Federal budget deficit               3
Terrorism/national security          3
Morals/family values                 2
Social Security                      2
Environment                          1 
Ethics/honesty/corruption in gov't   1
Abortion                             1
Global warming                       1
Foreign Policy                       1
Housing/mortgages                    *
None/Nothing                         4
Other                                5
No opinion                          10

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


9/7/07 - Summary Table
                                         Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The situation in Iraq                   34          65            1
b. The US campaign against terrorism       46          51            3 
Trend:

a. The situation in Iraq

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
9/7/07        34       16         18      65       12         53        1
7/21/07       31       17         14      68       11         58        1 
6/1/07        31       17         14      67       11         56        1 
4/15/07       29       17         13      70       11         59        * 
2/25/07       31       17         14      67       13         55        1
1/19/07       29       16         13      70       13         57        1
1/10/07       34       21         13      64       14         50        2
12/11/06      28       12         16      70       13         57        2
10/8/06       35       21         14      64       10         54        1
9/7/06        41       25         16      57       10         47        2
8/6/06        36       21         15      62       10         52        2
6/25/06       37       21         17      62       11         52        *
5/15/06       32       19         13      66       13         53        1
4/9/06        37       21         16      62       11         51        1
3/5/06        40       23         17      59       12         47        *
1/26/06       39       24         15      60       10         50        1 
12/18/05      46       31         15      53       10         43        1 
11/2/05       36       20         15      64       13         51        1
9/11/05       38       NA         NA      62       NA         NA        1
8/28/05       42       28         14      57       11         46        1
6/26/05       43       25         18      56       12         44        1
6/5/05        41       NA         NA      58       NA         NA        1
4/24/05       42                          56                            2
3/13/05       39                          57                            4
1/16/05       40                          58                            2
12/19/04      42                          57                            1
9/26/04 RV    47                          50                            3
8/29/04 RV    47                          51                            2
7/25/04       45                          53                            2
6/20/04       44                          55                            2
5/23/04       40                          58                            2
4/18/04       45                          54                            1
3/7/04        46                          53                            1
2/11/04       47                          52                            1
1/18/04       55                          42                            2     
12/21/03      60                          39                            2
12/14/03      58                          38                            4
11/16/03      48                          48                            4
10/29/03      47                          51                            2
10/13/03      51                          47                            2
9/29/03       50                          47                            3
9/13/03       52                          46                            2
9/7/03        49                          47                            4
8/24/03       56                          37                            7
8/11/03       56                          41                            3
7/10/03       58                          41                            2
6/22/03       67                          30                            2
4/30/03       75        "         "       22        "          "        2
3/27/03*      69                          26                            5
3/23/03       71                          26                            3
3/20/03       65                          29                            5
3/17/03       64                          29                            7        
3/9/03        55                          38                            8         
2/23/03       55                          39                            6         
2/9/03        61                          37                            2         
2/5/03        61                          32                            7         
2/1/03        61                          35                            3         
1/28/03       58                          38                            4         
1/27/03       57                          40                            3         
1/20/03       50                          46                            4         
12/15/02      58                          37                            5         
11/4/02  LV   56                          40                            4         
11/3/02  LV   57                          40                            4         
11/2/02  LV   56                          41                            3         
10/27/02      57                          38                            5         
9/26/02       58                          39                            3         
9/14/02       65                          31                            4         
8/29/02       52        "         "       36        "          "       12
*3/27/03 and previous: "The situation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein"

b. The US campaign against terrorism

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
9/7/07        46       26         20      51       17         34         3
7/21/07       43       NA         NA      56       NA         NA         2 
6/1/07        44                          52                             4 
4/15/07       44                          53                             3 
2/25/07       46                          52                             1
1/19/07       46                          52                             2
12/11/06      46        "         "       52        "          "         2
10/8/06       45       29        16       53       13         40         1
9/7/06        53       33        19       45       14         31         2
8/6/06        47       NA        NA       50       NA         NA         2
6/25/06       51       NA        NA       47       NA         NA         2
5/15/06       53       NA        NA       43       NA         NA         4
4/9/06        50       32        18       49       15         34         1
3/5/06        52       NA        NA       46       NA         NA         2
1/26/06       52                          45                             2
1/8/06        53                          45                             2
12/18/05      56                          44                             1
11/2/05       48                          51                             1
9/11/05       50        "        "        47        "          "         3
8/28/05       56       34        21       43       14         29         2
6/5/05        50       NA        NA       49       NA         NA         1
4/24/05       56                          41                             3
3/13/05       59                          38                             3
1/16/05       61                          38                             2
12/19/04      53                          43                             3
9/26/04 RV    59                          38                             3
8/29/04 RV    60                          37                             3 
7/25/04       57                          40                             4
6/20/04       50                          48                             2
5/23/04       58                          39                             4
4/18/04       63                          35                             2
3/7/04        63                          34                             3
2/11/04       64                          34                             2
1/18/04       66                          33                             2 
12/21/03      70                          28                             2
10/29/03      63                          35                             2 
10/13/03      66                          30                             4 
9/13/03       70                          27                             3 
9/7/03        67                          28                             5 
4/30/03       79                          19                             2 
2/9/03        74                          23                             4 
2/1/03        75                          21                             3 
1/27/03       72                          26                             2 
1/20/03       71                          25                             4 
12/15/02      79                          20                             1 
11/4/02  LV   76                          22                             1 
11/3/02  LV   77                          22                             3 
11/2/02  LV   78                          21                             2 
10/27/02      74                          23                             4 
9/26/02       70                          28                             2 
9/8/02        74                          24                             2 
7/28/02       81                          17                             2 
7/15/02       83        "        "        15        "          "         2
5/19/02       79       51        27       19       10          9         3
4/21/02       81       56        25       18       10          7         2
3/10/02       88       64        24       10        5          5         2
1/27/02       88       NA        NA       10       NA         NA         2
12/19/01      89       67        22        9        5          4         2
10/15/01      92       75        17        5        3          3         3

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

9/7/07 - Summary Table

                                                      Both    Neither   No
                             Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)   (vol.)    op.
a. The situation in Iraq         42          31         3       19       5
b. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism             39          36         4       17       4
   
Trend:

a. The situation in Iraq       

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
9/7/07              42          31         3       19        5
11/4/06  RV         42          42         1       11        3
10/22/06 RV         48          40         1        8        3
10/8/06             51          38         3        7        2
9/7/06              43          44         2       10        2
8/6/06              43          40         *       11        5
6/25/06             47          41         1        9        2    
5/15/06             50          36         2       10        3
4/9/06              49          42         1        6        2 
3/5/06              42          42         2       11        2
1/26/06             47          40         1        9        2
12/18/05            47          44         2        6        2
11/2/05             48          37         2       11        2
12/15/02*           30          56         4        7        3
10/27/02 LV         31          58         3        4        4 
9/26/02             33          52         6        4        6      
*12/15/02 and previous: "The situation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein"
b. The U.S. campaign against terrorism 

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op. 
9/7/07              39          36         4       17        4
10/22/06 RV         44          43         2        8        3
10/8/06             47          41         4        6        2
9/7/06              40          47         1        9        3
8/6/06              46          38         1       11        4
6/25/06             39          46         2       10        3    
5/15/06             46          41         2        8        3
4/9/06              46          45         1        6        1 
3/5/06              39          46         3       10        2
1/26/06             41          46         2        6        4
11/2/05             42          42         4       10        3
12/15/02            25          61         5        6        2
10/27/02* LV        26          61         4        5        4 
9/26/02*            30          51         6        6        8
7/15/02             27          55         9        3        6
1/27/02             23          62        10        3        2      
*"The war on terrorism"

6. Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, not too well or not well at all?


             --------- Well --------     ------- Not well -------     No     
             NET     Very     Fairly     NET     Not too   At all     op.    
9/7/07       54        8        46       45        23       21         1      
9/7/06       52        7        45       47        26       21         1  
6/25/06      57       13        44       40        23       18         2  
12/14/03     65       17        47       33        21       12         2     
10/29/03     62        8        54       38        23       14         1     
9/7/03       69       12        57       29        19       10         2     
4/30/03      83       26        57       16        10        6         1     
9/26/02      73       15        58       26        17        9         1     
9/8/02       70       10        60       29        21        8         1     
7/15/02      75       15        60       24        16        8         1     
4/21/02      73       11        63       26        17        9         1     
3/10/02      84       21        63       15        10        6         1     
1/27/02      88       32        56       11         8        4         1

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


              ----- Worth fighting ----     --- Not worth fighting --     No     
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat     NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion 
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 
6/20/04       47       32         14        52       13         39         2 
5/23/04       48       35         13        50       13         37         1     
5/6/04        49       NA         NA        47       NA         NA         5
4/18/04       51                            47                             2
3/7/04        52                            44                             3 
2/11/04       48                            50                             2
1/18/04       56                            41                             3 
12/21/03      59                            39                             2     
12/14/03      53                            42                             5     
11/16/03      52                            44                             4     
10/29/03      54                            44                             2     
10/13/03      54                            44                             2     
9/13/03       61                            37                             2     
9/7/03        54                            42                             4     
8/24/03       57                            37                             5     
8/11/03       61                            35                             4     
7/10/03       57                            40                             3     
6/22/03       64                            33                             3     
4/30/03       70       "           "        27       "           "         4     
2/2/92*       66       NA         NA        32       NA         NA         2     
7/28/91       67                            30                             3     
6/2/91        70                            26                             3     
3/4/91        86       "           "        13       "           "         1     
*2/2/92 and previous: "the Persian Gulf war"; 3/4/91: "this war"

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


               --------- Contributed ---------     Has       No
               NET     Great deal     Somewhat     not     opinion
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"

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


                 Is making               Is not making          No  
            significant progress     significant progress     opinion
9/7/07              36                       60                  4 
6/1/07              32                       64                  4
12/11/06            31                       66                  3
6/25/06             48                       49                  2
3/5/06              43                       56                  2
12/18/05            60                       37                  2
11/2/05             44                       55                  2 
8/28/05             48                       50                  2 
6/26/05             48                       51                  1
12/19/04            44                       49                  7
6/20/04             51                       48                  1

10. As you may know Bush has sent approximately 28 thousand additional U.S. military forces to try to restore civil order in parts of Iraq. Do you think this increase in U.S. forces has made the situation in Iraq better, worse, or hasn't made much difference?

                                   Hasn't made          No
            Better     Worse     much difference     opinion
9/7/07        28         12             58              2
7/21/07       22         19             56              3

11. Do you think this increase of U.S. forces will or will not improve the security situation there over the next few months?

            Will     Will not     No opinion
9/7/07       43         54             3 
7/21/07      34         64             2
6/1/07       39         58             3

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

                                        Kept about       No
            Increased     Decreased      the same      opinion
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

13. (IF DECREASED) When do you think a decrease in U.S. forces should begin - right away, by the end of the year, by the middle of next year, or later than that?

           Right     By the end      By the middle       Later        No
           away      of the year     of next year      than that     opin.
9/7/07      62           27                6                3          2   
12/13 NET
                 ------------------------ Decreased --------------------------  Kept about  No  
      Increased  NET  Right away   End of year   Middle next year   Later   DK   the same   op.
9/7/07   12      58      36             16              4             2      1      27       3

14. Do you support or oppose legislation that would set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq by next spring?

            Support     Oppose     No opinion
9/7/07        55          41             4
7/21/07       55          43             2

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

           Withdrawing     Remaining     Same either way     No opinion
9/7/07          22             11               65                 2
6/1/07          23             14               62                 1

16. As you may know, the U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, is preparing a progress report on the situation there. Do you think his report (will honestly reflect the situation in Iraq), or do you think it (will try to make things look better than they really are)?

             Will reflect        Will try to make things look       No 
           situation in Iraq         better than they are         opinion
9/7/07            39                           53                    7

17. Do you think Bush (will use the Petraeus report to adjust U.S. policy in Iraq), or do you think Bush (will stick with his Iraq policy no matter what the Petraeus report says)?

           Will use report to      Will stick with his        No
           adjust his policy      policy no matter what     opinion
9/7/07            28                        66                 7

18. How confident are you in the ability of the Iraqi government to meet its commitments in the effort to restore civil order in Iraq - very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?

            ----- Confident -----     ----- Not confident -----    No   
            NET   Very   Somewhat     NET   Not so   Not at all   opin.
9/7/07      34      3       31        65      34         31         1  
7/21/07     37      4       33        62      32         29         1
1/10/07     41      4       37        57      30         26         3

19. (HALF SAMPLE) All told, do you think the United States is winning or losing the war in Iraq?

                                    Neither/        No 
            Winning     Losing     tie (vol.)     opinion
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

20. (HALF SAMPLE) All told, do you think the United States will win or lose the war in Iraq?

                                    Neither/        No 
              Win       Lose       tie (vol.)     opinion
9/7/07        39         43           14             4
4/15/07       35         51           11             3
1/19/07       43         40           11             6
12/11/06      34         46           11             9
12/18/05      60         27            7             6

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

              US must win war       Can be a success without      No
            in Iraq for success      US winning war in Iraq     opinion
9/7/07              37                          54                 9
6/1/07              37                          56                 7
4/15/07             37                          57                 6 
1/10/07             45                          47                 8

22. Compared to before September 11, 2001, do you think the country today is safer from terrorism or less safe from terrorism? IF SAFER: Would you say the country is much safer or somewhat safer? IF LESS SAFE: Would you say the country is much less safe or somewhat less safe?

               ------ Safer ------      ----- Less safe -----    No diff.   No
               NET    Much    Smwht     NET    Smwht    Much      (vol.)    op.
9/7/07         60      24      36       29       17      11        11        1 
10/8/06        50      20      30       42       NA      NA         7        1
9/7/06         55      19      36       37                          6        2
6/25/06        59      24      35       33                          7        1
3/5/06         56      22      33       35                          8        1
1/26/06        64      24      41       30                          6        *
8/21/05        49      14      35       38                         11        2
10/3/04 LV     62      29      33       29                          7        2
9/26/04 RV     59      24      35       34                          5        2
9/8/04  RV     64      26      38       28                          5        3
8/29/04 RV     60      24      36       31                          7        2
1/18/04        67      28      39       24                          8        1
9/7/03         67      24      42       27       "       "          4        2

23. How much confidence do you have in the ability of the U.S. government to prevent further terrorist attacks against Americans in this country: a great deal, a good amount, only a fair amount or none at all?

              ------- Confident -------    ---- Not confident ---     No
              NET   Grt.deal   Good amt.   NET   Fair amt.   None    opin.
9/7/07        49       15         34       50       40        10       1
9/7/06        46       15         31       53       43        10       1
1/26/06       50       19         31       49       39        11       *
9/11/05       41       14         27       59       41        18       *
8/21/05       42       14         28       57       43        15       *
9/8/04 RV     52       16         35       47       39         8       1
9/7/03        45       14         31       55       48         7       1
9/8/02        50       12         38       49       43         6       *
7/15/02       46       13         33       54       45         9       *
6/9/02        44       14         30       55       44        11       *
5/19/02       46       17         29       52       42        10       2
3/10/02       55       18         38       44       39         5       *
1/27/02       57       18         40       42       37         6       1
11/27/01      63       24         39       36       32         5       1
11/6/01       52       17         35       47       40         7       1
9/11/01       66       35         31       32       30         2       1
6/2/97        35       10         26       62       52        10       3
8/5/96        35       12         23       65       49        16       *
5/14/95       36       12         24       63       51        12       1
4/20/95       37       13         24       62       51        11       1
6/28/93       59       22         37       41       32         8       1
4/3/89        46       16         30       54       38        16       *

24. How concerned are you about the possibility there will be more major terrorist attacks in the United States - is that something that worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much or not at all?

              -------- Concerned --------    ----- Not concerned ----    No
              NET    Grt.deal    Somewhat    NET    Not much   At all    op.
9/7/07        66        25          41       34        23         10      *
9/7/06        74        29          45       25        17          8      *
8/21/05       66        24          42       33        23         10      1
7/21/05       73        30          43       27        17         10      *
9/8/04 RV     73        25          47       27        20          7      1
9/7/03        71        25          46       29        20          9      *
3/20/03       76        29          47       24        16          8      1
2/16/03       72        27          45       27        18          9      1
9/8/02        74        22          52       26        19          7      0
7/15/02       73        29          44       27        20          7      *
4/21/02       73        30          43       26        18          9      *
3/10/02       70        23          47       30        21          9      1
12/19/01      70        27          43       29        22          8      1
10/15/01      77        35          43       23        14          9      0
10/9/01       82        36          46       18        12          6      *
10/7/01       81        41          40       18        13          4      1
9/27/01*      83        43          39       17        12          5      *
9/11/01       87        49          38       12         7          4      1
6/13/97       62        21          41       38        24         14      *
6/2/97        63        22          41       37        28          9      *
8/5/96        74        31          43       26        18          8      *
4/20/95       78        38          40       21        16          5      1

*9/27/01 and previous: "How concerned are you about the possibility there will be more major terrorist attacks in this country."

08DEM1/08DEM1A (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) If the 2008 Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were: (Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, or Mike Gravel), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE
                         9/7/07   7/21/07     6/1/07     4/15/07     2/25/07
Hillary Clinton            41       45          42         41          43
Barack Obama               27       30          27         25          27
John Edwards               14       12          11         17          14
Bill Richardson             2        3           2          3           3
Joe Biden                   3        2           2          2           2
Dennis Kucinich             2        1           2          1           *
Chris Dodd                  1        1           1          *           *
Mike Gravel                 1        0           *          *           *
Wesley Clark               NA       NA          NA          1           *
Tom Vilsack                NA       NA          NA         NA           *
Other (vol.)                1        1           *          1           *
None of these (vol.)        4        2           4          3           4
Would not vote (vol.)       0        2           1          1           1
No opinion                  5        2           6          5           4

*Asked Al Gore 7/21 and previous (percentages above include second choice of Gore supporters), Wesley Clark 4/15 and previous, Tom Vilsack 2/25 and previous

First choice/Second choice NET

                         9/7/07     12/11/06
Hillary Clinton            67          60
Barack Obama               50          33
John Edwards               35          22
Bill Richardson             7           4
Joe Biden                   5           3
Dennis Kucinich             3          NA
Chris Dodd                  2           1
Mike Gravel                 1          NA
Al Gore                    NA          29
Other (vol.)                1           1
None of these (vol.)       12           4
Would not vote (vol.)       *           1
No opinion                  7           7

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

             ---- Satisfied -------     --- Dissatisfied ----      No
             NET    Very    Somewhat    NET   Somewhat    Very   opinion
9/7/07       78      28        50       21       17         4       2
7/21/07      83      33        50       16       14         2       1
6/1/07       79      26        53       18       15         4       2
4/15/07      80      29        51       18       14         3       2
2/25/07      86      29        57       12        9         3       2
10/29/03     68       9        58       28       21         8       4
9/13/03      64       8        56       34       27         7       2
1/16/00      69      14        56       28       21         7       2
*10/29/03 and previous: "candidates in the Democratic primary"

08REP1/08REP1A. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) If the 2008 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were: (Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul, or Fred Thompson), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE WITHOUT GINGRICH:

                      9/7/07     7/21/07     6/1/07     4/15/07     2/25/07
Rudy Giuliani           28         37          34         35          53
Fred Thompson           19         15          13         10          NA
John McCain             18         16          20         22          23
Mitt Romney             10          8          10         10           5
Mike Huckabee            5          2           2          1           2
Sam Brownback            2          1           1          1           2
Duncan Hunter            1          2           1          1           *
Ron Paul                 1          2           2          1           1
Tom Tancredo             *          2           1          1           1
Tommy Thompson          NA          3           1          2           2
Jim Gilmore             NA         NA           1          2           *
Chuck Hagel             NA         NA          NA          *           1
George Pataki           NA         NA          NA          1           1
Other (vol.)             1          *           *          0           *
None of these (vol.)     2          5           3          4           2
Would not vote (vol.)    2          1           *          *           1
No opinion              10          5          10          7           5

NET LEANED VOTE WITH GINGRICH:

                  9/7/07   7/21/07  6/1/07  4/15/07  2/25/07  1/19/07  12/11/06
Rudy Giuliani       26       34       32      33       44       34        34
Fred Thompson       18       14       11       9       NA       NA        NA
John McCain         18       16       19      21       21       27        26
Mitt Romney          9        8        9       9        4        9         5
Newt Gingrich        5        7        9       6       15        9        12
Mike Huckabee        5        2        2       1        2        1         *
Sam Brownback        2        1        1       1        1        1         1
Duncan Hunter        1        2        1       1        *        *         1
Ron Paul             1        2        1       1        1        1        NA
Tom Tancredo         *        1        1       1        *        1         *
Tommy Thompson      NA        3        1       2        2        1         2
Jim Gilmore         NA       NA        1       1        *        1        NA
Chuck Hagel         NA       NA       NA       *        1        *         *
George Pataki       NA       NA       NA       1        1        2         3
Other (vol.)         1        *        *       0        *        *         *
None of 
 these (vol.)        2        5        3       4        2        2         6
Would not 
 vote (vol.)         2        1        *       *        1        1         *
No opinion           9        5        8       6        4        9         9

*Asked Tommy Thompson 7/21 and previous, Chuck Hagel and George Pataki 4/15 and previous, Jim Gilmore 6/1 and previous

First choice/Second choice NET

                         9/7/07     12/11/06
Rudy Giuliani              51          57
John McCain                33          47
Fred Thompson              29          NA
Mitt Romney                22           9
Newt Gingrich              11          22
Mike Huckabee               8           2
Duncan Hunter               3           1
Ron Paul                    2          NA
Sam Brownback               3           2
Tom Tancredo                1           1
George Pataki              NA           8
Tommy Thompson             NA           5
Chuck Hagel                NA           1
Other (vol.)                1           1
None of these (vol.)        4          11
Would not vote (vol.)       2           *
No opinion                 16          15

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

             ---- Satisfied -------     --- Dissatisfied ----       No
             NET    Very    Somewhat    NET   Somewhat    Very    opinion
9/7/07       68      19        49       26       21         6        5
7/21/07      65      13        53       32       26         6        3
6/1/07       68      11        56       28       22         6        4
4/15/07      65      16        49       31       27         5        3
2/25/07      73      14        58       24       20         5        3

27. Which best describes your family's financial situation? Do you feel as if you (are getting ahead financially), have just enough money to maintain your standard of living, or (are falling behind financially)?

                 Getting     Just enough     Falling      No
                  ahead      to maintain      behind     opin.
9/7/07              26             53           20         1
11/4/06  RV         28             48           23         1
10/22/06 RV         25             53           21         1
         All        24             52           23         1

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

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
9/7/07         31            24              38           6         1
7/21/07        35            23              35           6         *
6/1/07         32            25              38           5         1
4/15/07        36            25              33           6         *
2/25/07        35            26              35           3         1
1/19/07        36            24              35           5         1
12/11/06       34            24              36           5         1  
11/4/06        33            30              32           3         2
10/22/06       30            28              36           4         2
10/8/06        38            27              31           3         1
9/7/06         33            32              30           3         2
8/6/06         34            27              34           4         1 
6/25/06        33            28              35           3         *
5/15/06        34            28              33           4         1
5/11/06        33            30              33           3         1 
4/9/06         34            29              34           3         0
3/5/06         32            28              36           3         1
1/26/06        32            27              34           6         *
1/8/06         31            30              34           5         1  
12/18/05       33            32              33           2         *
11/2/05        31            27              38           3         1 
9/11/05        31            27              34           8         1 
9/2/05         32            31              31           5         2
8/28/05        32            29              33           5         1 
6/26/05        34            28              32           5         1
6/5/05         30            31              34           4         *
4/24/05        35            28              32           5         *

904. Do you lean more towards the:

         Democratic Party    Republican Party    (VOL) Neither    No op.
9/7/07         40                   27                 28           5
7/21/07        42                   34                 22           1
6/1/07         45                   27                 26           2
4/15/07        39                   30                 29           2
2/25/07        42                   33                 24           1
1/19/07        50                   27                 20           3
12/11/06       44                   32                 23           1

NET LEANED PARTY:

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
9/7/07         49            36              11           3         1
7/21/07        53            38               7           3         0
6/1/07         52            36              10           2         1
4/15/07        51            37              10           2         *
2/25/07        52            39               8           1         *
1/19/07        56            34               7           2         *
12/11/06       52            38               7           3         *

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

             Yes     No     No opinion
9/7/07       80      19          1
7/21/07      84      16          *
6/1/07       82      18          *
4/15/07      85      15          *
2/25/07      84      16          *
1/19/07      80      20          *
12/11/06     84      16          *
11/4/06      80      19          *
10/22/06     78      22          3
10/8/06      85      15          *
9/7/06       81      19          *
8/6/06       85      15          0
6/25/06      83      17          1 
5/15/06      83      17          *
5/11/06      84      16          *		
4/9/06       83      17          0
1/26/06      81      19          *
12/18/05     86      14          *  
11/2/05      86      14          *  

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

                                                     Don't think in      No
            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms (vol.)    op.
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

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

High school or less	14
Graduated high school      	32
Some college               	26
Graduated College          	17	
Post-graduate              	11

Q910. What is your age?

18-29                      	21
30-39                      	17
40-49                      	19
50-64                      	24
65+                        	18

911. What, if anything, is your religion?

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

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

            Yes     No     No opin.
9/7/07      44      54         3
7/21/07     45      54         1
6/1/07      42      56         3
4/15/07     40      58         2
2/25/07     42      55         3
1/19/07     43      55         2
12/11/06    44      53         3
11/4/06     43      55         2
10/22/06    43      53         4
10/8/06     44      55         1
9/7/06      45      53         2
8/6/06      46      51         3
6/25/06     42      55         3
5/15/06     42      56         1
5/11/06     38      60         2
4/9/06      40      59         1
3/5/06      46      53         1
1/26/06     44      54         2
1/8/06      45      51         3
12/18/05    43      54         2
11/2/05     41      57         2 
9/11/05     40      58         2
8/28/05     43      54         3
6/26/05     42      55         3 
6/5/05      44      54         2
4/24/05     42      56         2

912b. Are you, or is anyone in your household, a military veteran?

             ------------------ Yes ------------------
                  Resp  Other HH      Both resp and
             NET   is   member is   other HH member are   No   No op. 
9/7/07       28    13      14                1            72     *
4/15/07      31    14      16                1            69     *
2/25/07      26    13      12                1            74     0
1/19/07      31    14      16                1            69     *
12/11/06     28    13      14                1            72     * 

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+
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

Q918. Race/Ethnicity

White              76
Black              11
Hispanic            8
Asian               1 
Other Race          4

Q921. Sex

Male               49
Female             51

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