Washington Post-ABC News Poll

The Washington Post-ABC News
Monday, October 1, 2007

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone September 27-30, 2007, among a random national sample of 1,114 adults, including additional interviews with randomly-selected African Americans, for a total of 212 black respondents. The results from the full survey have a three-point error margin. 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
9/30/07      33       15         18      64       14         49        3 
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. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)?

9/30/07 - Summary Table*
                                         Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The situation in Iraq                   30          68            1
b. Health care                             30          63            8
c. The federal budget deficit              27          64            9
d. The economy                             37          61            3
e. The US campaign against terrorism       40          57            3
*Full sample asked item a; half sample asked items b,e; other half asked items d,c. 

Trend: a. The situation in Iraq


              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
9/30/07       30       17         14      68       12         57        1 
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. Health care

               Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
9/30/07          30            63              8 
4/9/06           33            62              4
3/5/06           38            57              6
1/26/06          37            60              3
12/18/05         37            57              6
11/2/05          34            61              5
3/13/05          44            48              8
1/16/05          42            51              6
12/19/04         37            56              7
8/29/04 RV       39            55              6 
7/25/04          38            53              9
6/20/04          39            57              4
4/18/04*         33            61              5                  
3/7/04           32            62              6             
2/11/04          32            62              6             
1/18/04          37            55              8             
12/21/03         34            56             10             
10/29/03         28            63              9             
10/13/03         30            60             10             
9/13/03          32            61              7             
4/30/03          34            57              9             
1/28/03          40            47             13             
1/20/03          36            51             13             
12/15/02         33            58              9

*4/18/04 and previous: "The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance"

c. The federal budget deficit

             Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
9/30/07        27            64              9
5/15/06        27            67              6
1/26/06        32            64              4       
1/16/05        39            58              3       
6/20/04        39            56              5
4/18/04        34            60              6
3/7/04         30            65              5
1/18/04        35            58              7 
12/21/03       37            52             10
10/29/03       32            61              7

d. The economy

             Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
9/30/07        37            61             3
6/1/07         40            57             3 
4/15/07        40            59             1 
2/25/07        43            55             2
1/19/07        41            57             2
12/11/06       43            55             2
10/8/06        41            56             2
8/6/06         39            59             2
6/25/06        38            61             1
5/15/06        38            60             2
4/9/06*        40            59             1
3/5/06         48            51             1
1/26/06        46            52             1
12/18/05       47            52             1 
11/2/05        36            61             3
9/11/05        40            58             2
8/28/05        44            54             3
6/5/05         40            58             2
4/24/05        40            57             3
3/13/05        43            55             2
1/16/05        46            52             2
12/19/04       46            51             3
9/26/04 RV     47            50             4
8/29/04 RV     45            52             3
7/25/04        47            50             3
6/20/04        46            53             1
5/23/04        44            54             2
4/18/04        44            54             2
3/7/04         39            59             1
2/11/04        44            54             2
1/18/04        51            47             2
12/21/03       51            44             5
11/16/03       48            49             3
10/29/03       45            53             2
10/13/03       45            52             2
9/13/03        42            56             3
9/7/03         44            51             5
8/11/03        45            51             5
7/10/03        47            49             4
4/30/03        52            45             3
2/9/03         47            49             4 
2/1/03         44            52             4             
1/28/03        46            49             4             
1/27/03        47            47             5             
1/20/03        43            53             4             
1/5/03         50            43             7             
12/15/02       50            46             4             
11/4/02  LV    53            45             2             
11/3/02  LV    52            46             2             
11/2/02  LV    55            43             2             
10/27/02       51            43             6             
9/26/02        51            47             3             
9/8/02         57            40             4             
7/28/02        57            39             4             
7/15/02        58            38             3             
4/21/02        64            33             3             
1/27/02        62            34             4             
12/19/01       67            27             6             
11/6/01        72            23             5             
9/9/01         48            48             4             
7/30/01        52            45             3             
6/3/01         53            41             6             
4/22/01        55            38             7   
3/25/01        50            42             8
* Strongly/somewhat follow asked 4/9/06   

e. The US campaign against terrorism

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
9/30/07       40       NA         NA      57       NA         NA         3 
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

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job?

			Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
9/30/07        29            65             6
7/21/07        37            60             4
6/1/07         39            53             8
4/15/07*       44            54             3
2/25/07        41            54             5
1/19/07        43            50             8
12/11/06       37            57             6
11/4/06  RV    36            60             4  
10/22/06       31            65             4  
10/8/06        32            66             2  
9/7/06         40            55             5
8/6/06         36            60             4
5/15/06        33            63             4 
4/9/06         35            62             3 
3/5/06         36            62             3
1/26/06        43            53             4
1/8/06         41            55             5
12/18/05       43            53             4
11/2/05        37            59             4
8/28/05        37            59             4
6/5/05         41            54             4
10/29/03       40            52             9
4/30/03        57            37             6
9/26/02        51            43             6
7/15/02        57            36             7
2/21/02        57            39             4
1/27/02        58            35             7
12/19/01       59            34             7
9/9/01         45            48             7
7/30/01        48            48             4
4/22/01        58            33             8
10/31/99       42            53             6
9/2/99         46            47             7
6/6/99         48            46             6
3/14/99        44            49             7
2/14/99        46            50             4    
12/20/98       44            51             5    
12/19/98       45            50             5    
12/13/98       49            46             5    
11/7/98        41            55             4    
11/1/98        49            47             5    
10/25/98       45            44            11    
10/18/98       46            45             8    
9/28/98        52            44             4    
8/21/98        55            39             6          
7/12/98        46            44            11          
5/12/98        45            45             9          
4/4/98         47            45             8          
1/31/98        55            35            10          
1/30/98        55            35            10          
1/25/98        56            37             8          
1/24/98        55            38             7          
1/19/98        47            49             5          
10/13/97       36            57             7          
8/27/97        39            54             7          
7/8/97         40            53             6          
4/24/97        40            53             7          
3/9/97         35            60             5          
8/5/96         42            52             7          
6/30/96        35            58             7          
5/22/96        35            60             5          
3/10/96        30            64             6          
1/7/96         31            65             5          
11/19/95       27            68             5          
10/1/95        32            65             3 
7/17/95        34            63             3         
3/19/95        39            56             5         
1/29/95        42            52             6         
10/31/94       21            72             8         
10/23/94       18            78             4         
9/11/94        24            70             5         
6/26/94        34            61             5         
3/27/94        35            62             3         
2/27/94        32            64             4         
1/23/94        29            60            11         
11/14/93       28            66             6         
8/8/93         33            64             3         
4/26/93        30            69             2         
1/17/93        29            66             6         
4/9/92         17            78             5         
3/18/92        19            76             5         
3/8/92         22            73             6         
2/2/92         32            64             4         
12/15/91       35            59             6         
10/21/91       45            50             5         
6/2/91         49            46             5 
10/14/90       34            63             3                  
2/4/90         41            55             4                  
1/16/90        39            55             6                  
8/21/89        42            53             5                  
5/23/89        54            44             2                  
2/14/89        53            44             3                  
1/23/88**      43            53             4                  
6/1/87         56            40             4                  
6/22/85        54            37             9                  
5/83           33            43            24                  
6/81           38            40            22                  
6/79           19            61            20                  
9/78           29            49            22                  
6/77           34            42            24                  
6/75           29            54            17                  
8/74           48            35            17 
* Strongly/somewhat follow asked 4/15/07 and others
**1/23/88 and previous: Gallup                 

4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way (ITEM) are doing their job?

9/30/07 Summary Table

                                  Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
a. the Republicans in Congress       29          67             4
b. the Democrats in Congress         38          57             5
a. the Republicans in Congress
Trend:
               Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
9/30/07           29         67              4
7/21/07           34         64              2
6/1/07            36         58              6
4/15/07           39         59              2
10/8/06           35         63              2
5/15/06           33         64              3
11/2/05           35         61              4
6/5/05            42         56              2
6/6/99            41         52              7 
3/14/99           40         56              4
7/8/97            40         54              6
9/15/96 RV        46         48              6
6/30/96           38         56              6
4/5/95            45         50              5
10/31/94          33         59              7
10/23/94          31         64              5
9/11/94           35         59              6

b. the Democrats in Congress

               Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
9/30/07           38         57              5
7/21/07           46         51              2
6/1/07            44         49              6
4/15/07           54         44              2
10/8/06           48         50              3
5/15/06           39         58              4
11/2/05           41         54              5
6/5/05            42         56              3
6/6/99            51         42              7
3/14/99           51         42              7
7/8/97            45         49              6
4/5/95            36         60              4
10/31/94          39         53              8
10/23/94          36         59              5
9/11/94           41         53              6

5. On another subject, thinking back to when Bill Clinton was in office, would you say you approve or disapprove of the way Clinton handled his job as president?

            ------- Approve ---------     ------- Disapprove ------   No       
            NET   Strongly   Somewhat     NET   Somewhat   Strongly   op.  
9/30/07     66      NA         NA         32       NA        NA        2    
6/20/04     62      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        1
6/1/03      55      NA         NA         43       NA        NA        2
2/25/01*    59      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        4       
1/15/01**   65      36         29         32       10        22        3       
8/20/00***  60      33         27         35       12        23        5       
5/14/00     57      NA         NA         40       NA        NA        3       
2/27/00     62      32         31         35       12        23        3       
2/6/00      61      32         29         36       11        25        3       
1/26/00     58      NA         NA         38       NA        NA        3
10/31/99    59      NA         NA         38       NA        NA        3  
9/2/99      58      28         30         38       13        25        4  
6/6/99      58      30         28         38       12        26        4  
4/26/99     60      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        3  
3/14/99     64      38         26         34        9        25        3  
2/14/99     68      46         22         30        7        23        2  
2/12/99     67      NA         NA         31       NA        NA        2
2/7/99      66      45         21         33        9        24        1       
1/30/99     65      43         22         33        7        26        2       
1/19/99     66      NA         NA         32       NA        NA        2       
1/13/99     63      NA         NA         34       NA        NA        3       
1/10/99     62      NA         NA         36       NA        NA        1       
12/20/98    67      48         20         30        6        23        3       
12/19/98    66      47         19         31        7        24        3       
12/13/98    64      43         21         35       10        25        2       
12/11/98    60      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        3       
11/22/98    61      NA         NA         34       NA        NA        5
11/7/98     63      NA         NA         36       NA        NA        1       
11/1/98     65      41         25         33       10        23        1       
11/1/98  LV 58      40         18         41       10        31        1       
10/25/98    62      40         22         32        8        23        6       
10/25/98 LV 58      42         15         40        8        32        2       
10/18/98    62      40         22         34        9        25        4       
10/18/98 LV 57      39         18         41        7        34        2       
9/28/98     63      42         21         35        8        26        2       
9/28/98  LV 57      43         14         43        6        37        1       
9/21/98     60      NA         NA         39       NA        NA        1       
9/14/98     59      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        4       
9/13/98 eve 60      NA         NA         38       NA        NA        2       
9/13/98 day 59      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        3       
9/12/98     59      NA         NA         39       NA        NA        3       
9/11/98     56      NA         NA         42       NA        NA        3       
9/9/98      57      NA         NA         40       NA        NA        3       
8/23/98     64      NA         NA         33       NA        NA        3       
8/21/98     66      41         25         31       10        21        3       
8/20/98     65      NA         NA         32       NA        NA        3       
8/19/98     60      NA         NA         38       NA        NA        2       
8/17/98     61      NA         NA         36       NA        NA        3
8/16/98     62      NA         NA         33       NA        NA        4       
7/29/98     63      NA         NA         33       NA        NA        4       
7/12/98     63      34         29         31       11        20        6       
6/18/98     59      NA         NA         34       NA        NA        7       
6/2/98      61      NA         NA         34       NA        NA        5       
5/12/98     64      NA         NA         32       NA        NA        4       
4/4/98      65      NA         NA         31       NA        NA        4       
4/1/98      66      NA         NA         29       NA        NA        4       
3/17/98     66      NA         NA         30       NA        NA        4       
3/16/98     63      NA         NA         34       NA        NA        3    
2/18/98     67      NA         NA         30       NA        NA        3       
1/31/98     67      42         24         29       10        19        4       
1/30/98     69      NA         NA         27       NA        NA        4       
1/29/98     68      NA         NA         27       NA        NA        5       
1/26/98     60      NA         NA         35       NA        NA        4       
1/25/98     59      31         28         37       13        25        4       
1/24/98     57      30         26         40       13        27        3       
1/19/98     60      24         36         35       15        19        5       
1/13/98     62      NA         NA         31       NA        NA        7       
11/12/97    59      NA         NA         35       NA        NA        6       
10/13/97    59      NA         NA         36       NA        NA        6
8/27/97     58      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        5       
7/8/97      64      NA         NA         31       NA        NA        5       
6/8/97      59      NA         NA         36       NA        NA        5       
4/24/97     56      NA         NA         39       NA        NA        5       
3/25/97     56      NA         NA         33       NA        NA       11       
3/9/97      55      NA         NA         41       NA        NA        4       
10/8/96 LV  58      NA         NA         38       NA        NA        4       
10/8/96 RV  59      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        4       
9/4/96  RV  57      NA         NA         38       NA        NA        4       
8/5/96      59      NA         NA         37       NA        NA        4       
6/30/96     56      NA         NA         39       NA        NA        5       
5/22/96     58      20         37         39       17        22        3       
3/31/96     52      21         30         40       16        25        8       
3/7/96      53      19         34         45       19        26        2       
3/10/96     55      23         32         40       17        24        4       
4/21/96     51      NA         NA         43       NA        NA        6       
1/7/96      53      22         31         43       16        28        4       
11/19/95    54      NA         NA         41       NA        NA        5       
11/13/95    54      20         34         41       20        21        5       
10/1/95     52      17         35         43       19        24        5       
7/17/95     51      14         37         45       20        25        4
6/8/95      47      NA         NA         45       NA        NA        8      
5/14/95     56      20         36         41       23        18        3      
3/19/95     52      17         35         45       19        26        3      
3/5/95      46      NA         NA         49       NA        NA        4      
1/29/95     54      20         34         43       21        22        3      
1/4/95      45      13         31         51       22        29        5      
12/20/94    44      NA         NA         50       NA        NA        6      
11/6/94  RV 52      20         32         43       16        26        5      
10/31/94    48      17         31         49       19        30        3      
10/23/94    49      18         31         48       19        29        4      
10/9/94     45      13         32         51       21        30        4      
9/25/94     44      13         31         51       20        31        5      
9/11/94     46      15         30         51       19        33        3      
8/16/94     44      NA         NA         51       NA        NA        5      
8/7/94      47      17         31         47       20        27        5      
6/26/94     50      16         34         44       17        28        6      
5/15/94     51      19         32         44       17        28        4      
3/27/94     57      23         34         41       16        25        3      
3/22/94     47      NA         NA         45       NA        NA        7      
3/08/94     52      NA         NA         40       NA        NA        8      
2/27/94     58      20         38         38       15        23        4
1/23/94     56      22         34         34       14        20       10     
1/9/94      59      20         39         36       15        21        4     
12/19/93    58      22         36         40       20        20        3     
11/14/93    49      16         33         45       20        25        6     
10/31/93    52      17         35         41       17        24        7     
10/10/93    51      20         31         43       18        25        5     
10/3/93     52      19         33         36       14        22       12     
9/19/93     51      NA         NA         41       NA        NA        8     
8/8/93      45      16         29         51       19        32        4     
6/28/93     43      13         29         50       19        31        7     
6/15/93     45      NA         NA         48       NA        NA        7     
5/23/93     46      17         30         48       18        30        6     
4/26/93     59      22         37         39       17        21        2     
2/28/93     60      28         32         33       11        22        7     
2/23/93     63      28         35         30       11        19        7     
2/14/93     54      23         31         31       15        16       15   

*2/25/01 "handled" **1/15/01 "has handled" ***8/20/00 and previous: "is handling"

6. Overall, how much do you think Congress has accomplished this year: A great deal, a good amount, not too much, or nothing at all?

           ------- Positive ---------    ------- Negative -------     No
           NET   Great deal  Good amt.   NET    Not much  Nothing   opinion
9/30/07    16        2          14       82        65        17        1  
4/15/07*   26        3          23       73        56        17        1
4/5/95     33        7          26       66        53        13        1
9/11/94+   21        2          19       79        67        12        *
6/26/94**  24        4          20       74        65         9        1
+"in the past year"
*"in the past three months"
**"in the past 18 months"

7. (IF CONGRESS ACCOMPLISHED NOT MUCH/NOTHING) Who would you say deserves most of the blame for that (President Bush and the Republicans in Congress) or (the Democrats in Congress)?

Bush and Republicans   Democrats in    Both    Neither     No
              in Congress         Congress      (vol.)    (vol.)   opinion
9/30/07            51                25           20        2         2

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

9/30/07 - Summary Table*

                                                      Both    Neither   No
                             Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)   (vol.)    op.
a. The situation in Iraq         49          34         3       11       3
b. Health care                   56          26         2       12       5
c. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism             41          40         5       10       4
d. The economy                   51          33         2       11       3
e. The federal budget
   deficit                       52          29         2       12       5
*Full sample asked items a-c; half sample asked item d; other half asked item e.

Trend:

a. The situation in Iraq

      

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
9/30/07             49          34         3       11        3
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. Health care

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op.     
9/30/07             56          26         2       12        5
10/8/06             61          28         1        7        2
5/15/06             61          28         1        7        2
4/9/06              61          29         *        6        3
11/2/05             54          29         2       12        3
12/15/02*           53          33         3        7        4 
10/27/02* LV        50          39         3        5        3 
9/26/02*            50          35         4        5        6  
7/15/02**           47          37         3        9        5
1/27/02**           50          35         5        5        4
1/19/98***          54          33         2        7        4
10/23/94            46          29         2       21        2
9/11/94             51          29         3       12        5
2/27/94             58          22         5       11        3
2/2/92              60          25         3        8        4
12/15/91            57          23         3       11        5

*"The cost, availability, and coverage of health insurance" **"improving the health care system" ***1/19/98 and previous: "Providing affordable health care"

c. The U.S. campaign against terrorism

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op. 
9/30/07             41          40         5       10        4
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"

d. The economy

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op. 
9/30/07             51          33         2       11        3  
10/22/06 RV         50          41         2        5        2
10/8/06             54          37         3        6        1
9/7/06              50          39         1        7        4
6/25/06             52          39         1        5        3    
5/15/06             52          34         3        9        2
4/9/06              49          43         1        4        3
3/5/06              49          40         2        8        2
1/26/06             55          37         2        5        2
11/2/05             56          34         1        8        1
12/15/02            44          45         4        6        1
10/27/02* LV        43          48         3        3        2 
9/26/02*            47          39         3        6        5 
7/15/02**           38          48         3        6        5
1/27/02**           39          48         5        6        3   
4/22/01***          47          43         4        4        3
9/28/98             53          40        NA       NA        7
7/12/98             49          37         4        5        6
1/19/98             45          44         3        6        3
7/8/97              43          39         5       12        2
10/23/94            38          43         3       14        2
9/11/94             39          43         3       11        4
2/27/94             47          36         3       11        3
2/2/92              49          38         2        7        4
12/15/91            43          36         4       11        5
3/4/91              32          49         5       10        4
1/16/90             33          52         4        7        4  

*"The economy and jobs" **"Improving the economy" ***4/22/01 and previous: "The nation's economy"

e. The federal budget deficit

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op. 
9/30/07             52          29         2       12        5      

Compare to:

The federal budget
                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op. 
5/15/06             54          34         1        8        3
11/2/05             48          34         2       13        2
7/15/02*            44          41         5        6        4
1/27/02****         38          46         5        7        3
3/14/99*            43          40         5       10        3
9/28/98*            49          42        NA       NA        9
7/12/98*            42          39         4        7        8 
1/19/98**           41          43         3        8        4 
7/8/97**            39          36         5       17        3
10/23/94***         36          37         3       21        3
9/11/94             39          40         4       14        4
2/27/94             44          28         5       20        3
2/2/92              40          39         4       14        3
3/4/91              35          43         5       14        3
1/16/90             35          42         4       15        4

*"Managing the federal budget" **"Balancing the federal budget" ***10/23/94 and previous: "Reducing the federal budget" ****"Keeping the federal budget balanced"

9. There's a proposal to increase federal spending on children's health insurance by 35 billion dollars over the next five years. It would be funded by an increase in cigarette taxes. (Supporters say this would provide insurance for millions of low-income children who are currently uninsured.) (Opponents say this goes too far in covering children in families that can afford health insurance on their own.) Do you support or oppose this increased funding for this program? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

-------- Support --------     -------- Oppose --------      No
            NET   Strongly   Somewhat     NET   Somewhat   Strongly     op.
9/30/07     72       49         23        25        8         17         3 

10. 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 
9/30/07       38       25         14        59       12         47         3 
9/7/07        36       23         13        62       11         51         2  
7/21/07       36       25         12        63       10         53         1 
6/1/07        37       24         12        61       12         50         2 
4/15/07       33       22         11        66       12         54         1 
2/25/07       34       22         12        64       13         51         2
1/10/07       40       28         12        58       11         47         2
12/11/06      36       25         11        61       12         50         2  
11/4/06 RV    44       33         12        53       10         44         2
10/22/06      40       28         12        57       11         47         2
10/8/06       35       25         10        63       13         50         2 
9/7/06        42       29         13        56       11         45         2 
8/6/06        39       29         10        59       12         47         1 
6/25/06       40       25         15        58       13         45         2
5/15/06       37       24         14        62       12         50         1    
4/9/06        41       30         11        58       10         48         1    
3/5/06        42       29         14        57       11         46         1  
1/26/06       44       32         12        55       13         42         1
1/8/06        43       30         13        55       12         43         2
12/18/05      46       33         14        52       11         42         1 
11/2/05       39       25         13        60       12         48         1
8/28/05       46       33         12        53        9         44         1
6/26/05       46       33         13        53       10         43         1 
6/5/05        41       29         12        58       12         46         1
4/24/05       44       31         13        54       12         42         2  
3/13/05       45       34         11        53       11         42         2  
1/16/05       44       32         12        55       10         45         1  
12/19/04      42       31         11        56       10         47         2  
10/3/04 LV    49       34         15        48       11         37         3  
9/26/04 RV    46       35         12        51        8         42         3 
9/8/04  RV    51       38         13        45       10         34         4
8/29/04 RV    48       34         14        50       11         39         2 
7/25/04       49       36         13        48       11         37         3 
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"

11. Do you think (the United States should keep its military forces in Iraq until civil order is restored there, even if that means continued U.S. military casualties); OR, do you think (the United States should withdraw its military forces from Iraq in order to avoid further U.S. military casualties, even if that means civil order is not restored there)?

             Keep forces   Withdraw forces   No opinion 
9/30/07          43              54               3
7/21/07          39              59               3
4/15/07          42              56               2
2/25/07          42              56               2
1/19/07          46              52               3
12/11/06         48              48               4
11/2/05          52              44               4   
8/28/05          54              44               2   
6/26/05          58              41               2 
12/19/04         58              39               3
6/20/04          57              42               1
5/23/04          58              40               2               
4/18/04          66              33               1
11/16/03         62              34               4
10/29/03         58              38               3                      
9/13/03          65              32               3                      
8/24/03          69              27               4                      
7/10/03          72              26               2

12. 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
9/30/07       27         15             56              3
9/7/07        28         12             58              2
7/21/07       22         19             56              3

13. There's been a proposal to remove these additional U.S. forces from Iraq by next summer, returning to the earlier level of about 130-thousand U.S. troops. Do you think the number of U.S. forces in Iraq should be reduced more (quickly) than this, more (slowly), or is this about the right pace of troop reductions?

             More        More      Right     Should not be        No
            quickly     slowly     pace      reduced (vol.)     opinion
9/30/07       43          12        38             2               5

14. Do you think Democrats in Congress have gone too far or not far enough in opposing the war in Iraq?

            Too     Not far     Right amount        No                      
            Far     enough         (vol.)        opinion
9/30/07     35        55             5              5
8/28/05     37        53             4              6                 

15. The Bush administration has requested nearly 190 billion dollars to fund the wars and related U.S. activities in Iraq and Afghanistan over the next year. This is about 40 billion dollars more than first estimated. Do you think Congress should approve all of this funding request, or reduce it? IF REDUCE: Should this funding request be reduced somewhat, or reduced sharply?

                        -------- Reduce --------     No money should be     No
            Approve     NET   Somewhat   Sharply       approved (vol.)      op.
9/30/07       27        67       23         43                3              3

16. Thinking ahead to the next presidential election, do you think a (Democratic) or a (Republican) president would do a better job resolving the situation in Iraq?

                                          Depends     No diff.      No
            Democratic     Republican     (vol.)       (vol.)      opin.
9/30/07         51             31            6           8           4

17. How closely are you following the 2008 presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not closely at all?

              ----- Closely ------     ----- Not closely ------      No
              NET    Very    Smwt.     NET    Not too    At all    opinion  
9/30/07        69     21      48        30       21        10          * 
7/21/07        70     22      48        30       20        10          *  
6/1/07         66     18      48        34       22        13          *  
4/15/07        66     20      45        34       20        14          *  
2/25/07        65     20      44        35       25        10          *

Early 2004:
10/29/03       54     15      39        45       30        15          0
9/13/03        56     16      40        44       27        17          *

Early 2000:
12/15/99       45     12      33        55       31        24          *
10/31/99       61     16      45        38       25        13          *

Among leaned Dems:
9/30/07        72     23      49        28       21         7          0
7/21/07        75     23      52        25       18         7          0  
6/1/07         67     19      48        33       21        12          0  
4/15/07        68     22      46        32       21        11          *
2/25/07        67     21      46        33       25         8          *

Early 2004*
10/29/03       53     13      40        47       29        18          0  
9/13/03        63     19      44        37       24        13          0  
4/30/03        37      8      29        63       33        30          0
*"the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination"

Among leaned Reps: 
9/30/07        72     22      51        27       18         9          *
7/21/07        66     23      44        34       22        11          0  
6/1/07         65     16      50        34       24        10          *  
4/15/07        68     22      46        31       17        14          1
2/25/07        66     22      44        34       26         8          0
          

18. (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
                   9/30/07   9/7/07   7/21/07   6/1/07   4/15/07   2/25/07
Hillary Clinton      53        41       45        42       41        43
Barack Obama         20        27       30        27       25        27
John Edwards         13        14       12        11       17        14
Bill Richardson       3         2        3         2        3         3
Joe Biden             2         3        2         2        2         2
Dennis Kucinich       1         2        1         2        1         *
Chris Dodd            *         1        1         1        *         *
Mike Gravel           0         1        0         *        *         *
Other (vol.)          *         1        1         *        1         *
None of 
 these (vol.)         4         4        2         4        3         4
Would not 
 vote (vol.)          1         0        2         1        1         1
No opinion            2         5        2         6        5         4

*Asked Al Gore 7/21 and previous, Wesley Clark 4/15 and previous, Tom Vilsack 2/25 and previous, John Kerry 1/19 and previous, Evan Bayh 12/11

First choice/Second choice NET


                         9/30/07     9/7/07     12/11/06
Hillary Clinton            74          67          60 	
Barack Obama               50          50          33
John Edwards               33          35          22			
Bill Richardson             6           7           4
Joe Biden                   6           5           3
Dennis Kucinich             3           3          NA
Chris Dodd                  1           2           1			
Mike Gravel                 1           1          NA
Al Gore                    NA          NA          29
Other (vol.)                *           1           1			
None of these (vol.)        9          12           4	
Would not vote (vol.)       1           *           1	
No opinion                  8           7           7			

19. (IF NAMED DEM CANDIDATE) Do you support (CANDIDATE) strongly, or somewhat?

9/30/07 - Summary Table	

                    Strongly       Somewhat       No opin. 
Hillary Clinton        61             39             0
Barack Obama           52             48             0

Trend where available:

Hillary Clinton
9/30/07                61             39             0
7/21/07                68             32             0
6/1/07                 53             47             0
4/15/07                59             41             0
2/25/06                56             44             0

Barack Obama
9/30/07                52             48             0
7/21/07                56             43             1
6/1/07                 43             56             1
4/15/07                51             49             0
2/25/06                60             38             1

20. (IF CLINTON IS FIRST CHOICE) If elected, Hillary Clinton would be the first female president. Is this one reason for your support, or not? IF YES: Is it a major reason you support her, or a minor reason?

            -------------- Yes --------------
            NET   Major Reason   Minor Reason     No     No opinion
9/30/07     28        10              18          72           0 

21. (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: 

                      9/30/07    9/7/07     7/21/07     6/1/07     4/15/07     2/25/07
Rudy Giuliani           34         28         37          34         35          53
Fred Thompson           17         19         15          13         10          NA
John McCain             12         18         16          20         22          23
Mitt Romney             11         10          8          10         10           5
Mike Huckabee            8          5          2           2          1           2
Ron Paul                 3          1          2           2          1           1
Duncan Hunter            2          1          2           1          1           *
Sam Brownback            1          2          1           1          1           2
Tom Tancredo             1          *          2           1          1           1
Tommy Thompson          NA         NA          3           1          2           2
Jim Gilmore             NA         NA         NA           1          2           *
Chuck Hagel             NA         NA         NA          NA          *           1
George Pataki           NA         NA         NA          NA          1           1
Other (vol.)             *          1          *           *          0           *
None of these (vol.)     4          2          5           3          4           2
Would not vote (vol.)    1          2          1           *          *           1
No opinion               8         10          5          10          7           5


NET LEANED VOTE WITH GINGRICH: 
              9/30/07  9/7/07  7/21/07  6/1/07  4/15/07  2/25/07  1/19/07  12/11/06
Rudy Giuliani   30       26       34      32      33       44       34        34
Fred Thompson   15       18       14      11       9       NA       NA        NA
John McCain     12       18       16      19      21       21       27        26
Mitt Romney      9        9        8       9       9        4        9         5

Newt Gingrich    9        5        7       9       6       15        9        12
Mike Huckabee    7        5        2       2       1        2        1         *
Ron Paul         3        1        2       1       1        1        1        NA
Duncan Hunter    2        1        2       1       1        *        *         1
Sam Brownback    1        2        1       1       1        1        1         1
Tom Tancredo     *        *        1       1       1        *        1         *
Tommy Thompson  NA       NA        3       1       2        2        1         2
Jim Gilmore     NA       NA       NA       1       1        *        1        NA
Chuck Hagel     NA       NA       NA      NA       *        1        *         *
George Pataki   NA       NA       NA      NA       1        1        2         3
Other (vol.)     *        1        *       *       0        *        *         *
None of 
 these (vol.)    4        2        5       3       4        2        2         6
Would not 
 vote (vol.)     1        2        1       *       *        1        1         *
No opinion       7        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

                         9/30/07     9/7/07     12/11/06
Rudy Giuliani              48          51          57			
John McCain                30          33          47
Fred Thompson              28          29          NA			
Mitt Romney                21          22           9			
Newt Gingrich              15          11          22 			
Mike Huckabee              10           8           2			
Ron Paul                    4           2          NA
Duncan Hunter               2           3           1  			
Sam Brownback               2           3           2 		
Tom Tancredo                2           1           1			
George Pataki              NA          NA           8			
Tommy Thompson             NA          NA           5		
Chuck Hagel                NA          NA           1		
Other (vol.)                1           1           1 			
None of these (vol.)       11           4          11 	
Would not vote (vol.)       1           2           *	
No opinion                 13          16          15	

22. (IF NAMED A REP CANDIDATE) Do you support (CANDIDATE) strongly, or somewhat?

9/30/07 - Summary Table	

                    Strongly       Somewhat       No opin. 
Rudy Giuliani          42             56             2

Trend where available:

                    Strongly       Somewhat       No opin. 
Rudy Guiliani          42             56             2
7/21/07                32             67             * 
6/1/07                 36             63             1 
4/15/07                45             55             0 
2/25/07                38             61             *

23. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you think (ITEM) - (Clinton) (Obama) or (Edwards)?

6/1/07 - Summary Table
                                                        All   Any 2   None  No 
                                 Clinton Obama Edwards (vol.) (vol.) (vol.) op.
a. is the strongest leader          61     20     13     1      1      2     3 
b. is the most honest and 
   trustworthy                      35     26     22     2      1      8     5
c. has the best chance of 
   getting elected president      
   in November 2008                 57     16     20     *      1      1     3
d. is best able to reduce 
   partisanship in 
   Washington                       42     20     24     1      *      5     8
e. best reflects the core values
   of the Democratic party          50     18     21     2      2      1     6
f. is the most inspiring            41     37     14     1      2      4     2

Trend where available: a. is the strongest leader


                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
9/30/07       61        20        13        1         1         2        3
6/1/07        50        26        15        1         1         1        5
2/25/07       52        23        17        1         1         1        5

b. is the most honest and trustworthy

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
9/30/07       35        26        22        2         1         8        5
6/1/07        28        34        22        3         2         6        6
2/25/07       29        34        21        3         2         7        5

c. has the best chance of getting elected president in November 2008

  

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
9/30/07       57        16        20        *         1         1        3
6/1/07        43        21        26        1         2         1        6
2/25/07       48        17        25        *         2         1        6

d. No trend. e. No trend. f. is the most inspiring

      

                                           All      Any 2      None     No 
           Clinton    Obama    Edwards    (vol.)    (vol.)    (vol.)    op.
9/30/07       41        37        14        1         2         4        2
6/1/07        37        41        15        1         1         3        2
2/25/07       36        44        14        1         1         2        3

24. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust most to handle (ITEM) - (Clinton), (Obama) or (Edwards)?

9/30/07 - Summary Table

                                                All   Any 2   None  No 
                         Clinton Obama Edwards (vol.) (vol.) (vol.) op.
a. The war in Iraq          52     22     17     1      *      4     5 
b. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism        51     20     19     1      *      3     6
c. The economy              56     17     17     1      1      3     4
d. Health care              66     15     14     1      *      2     2
e. Corruption in 
   government               40     28     20     2      *      5     4

25. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you think (ITEM) - (Giuliani), (McCain), (Romney) or (Thompson)?

9/30/07 - Summary Table

                                                        All   Any 2   None  No 
                       Giuliani McCain Romney Thompson (vol.) (vol.) (vol.) op.
a. is the strongest
   leader                 47      20      8      12      *      1      3     9
b. is the most honest 
   and trustworthy        26      26     13      17      1      1      8     8
c. has the best 
   chance of getting
   elected president      
   in November 2008       50      15      6      13      1      2      3    10
d. is best able to 
   reduce partisanship
   in Washington          34      21      9      20      *      *      5    11
e. Best reflects the 
   core values of the 
   Republican Party       23      26     13      21      *      1      5    11
   

Compare to: [NOTE THOMPSON NOT INCLUDED IN PREVIOUS SURVEYS] a. is the strongest leader

                                                  All      Any 2    None    No 
         Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Thompson   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   op.
9/30/07     47        20        8       12         *         1       3       9 
6/1/07      55        26       10       NA         1         1       1       7
2/25/07     63        26        5       NA         *         1       1       4

b. is the most honest and trustworthy


                                                  All      Any 2    None    No 
         Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Thompson   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   op.
9/30/07     26        26       13       17         1         1       8       8 
6/1/07      36        31       14       NA         1         1       6      10
2/25/07     43        29       11       NA         1         2       7       7

c. has the best chance of getting elected president in November 2008

       

                                                  All      Any 2    None    No 
         Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Thompson   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   op.
9/30/07     50        15        6       13         1         2       3      10 
6/1/07      53        22        9       NA         1         1       4      10
2/25/07     55        34        4       NA         *         *       1       5

d. No trend. e. No trend.

26. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust most to handle (ITEM) - (Giuliani), (McCain), (Romney) or (Thompson)?

9/30/07 - Summary Table

                                                        All   Any 2   None  No 
                       Giuliani McCain Romney Thompson (vol.) (vol.) (vol.) op.
a. The war in Iraq        37      31      5      16      0      *      3     8
b. The U.S. campaign
   against terrorism      45      27      4      13      *      1      2     7
c. The economy            36      18     13      20      *      *      3    10
d. Health care            33      16     17      18      *      0      6    11
e. Immigration issues     34      21     10      16      *      *      5    13
f. Social issues          41      15     14      18      0      1      3     9

27. Which of these is more important to you in a candidate for president: (strength and experience) or (a new direction and new ideas)?:

            Strength and    New direction      Both     Neither     No 
             experience     and new ideas     (vol.)     (vol.)    opin.
9/30/07          52               40             7         1         1
7/21/07          50               41             6         *         2

28. If (NAME) wins the (Democratic/Republican) nomination for president would you definitely vote for (him/her) in the general election for president in 2008, would you consider voting for (him/her) or would you definitely not vote for (him/her)? 9/30/07 - Summary Table

                       Definitely      Would       Definitely       No 
                          would       consider      would not     opinion
a. Hillary Clinton         30            28            41            1  	
b. Barack Obama            21            37            39            3
c. John Edwards            16            38            43            3
d. Rudy Giuliani           17            36            44            2
e. John McCain             13            39            45            3
f. Mitt Romney              8            28            57            7
g. Fred Thompson           10            29            54            7

Trend where available: a. Hillary Clinton

                       Definitely      Would       Definitely       No 
                          would       consider      would not     opinion
9/30/07                    30            28            41            1
4/15/07                    27            26            45            1  	
5/15/06                    19            38            42            1

b. Barack Obama

                       Definitely      Would       Definitely       No 
                          would       consider      would not     opinion
9/30/07                    21            37            39            3
4/15/07                    20            40            36            5  

c. John Edwards

                       Definitely      Would       Definitely       No 
                          would       consider      would not     opinion
9/30/07                    16            38            43            3
4/15/07                    18            45            35            3

d. Rudy Giuliani

                       Definitely      Would       Definitely       No 
                          would       consider      would not     opinion
9/30/07                    17            36            44            2
4/15/07                    17            40            40            2

e. John McCain

                       Definitely      Would       Definitely       No 
                          would       consider      would not     opinion
9/30/07                    13            39            45            3
4/15/07                    12            39            47            2  	
5/15/06                     9            57            28            6

f. Mitt Romney

                       Definitely      Would       Definitely       No 
                          would       consider      would not     opinion
9/30/07                     8            28            57            7
4/15/07                     7            32            54            8  	

g. No trend.

29. If the 2008 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Rudy Giuliani, the Republican) and (Hillary Clinton, the Democrat), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE:

              Rudy       Hillary     Other     Neither      Will not        No
            Giuliani     Clinton     (vol.)     (vol.)     vote (vol.)    opin.
9/30/07        43          51          *          3             2            * 
1/19/07        47          49          0          2             *            1

30. Do you think Hillary Clinton's views on most issues are too (liberal) for you, too (conservative) for you, or just about right?

                 Too         Too        About      No
               liberal   conservative   right    opinion
9/30/07          35            9         50         6
5/15/06          37            5         52         7  

Compare to: John Kerry

                 Too         Too        About      No       
               liberal   conservative   right    opinion
10/17/04 LV      45            6         44         5
9/8/04   RV      42            5         43        10
7/25/04  RV      40            8         46         6   
6/20/04          34           10         51         5
3/7/04           33            6         52         8

31. Do you think Rudy Giuliani's views on most issues are too (liberal) for you, too (conservative) for you, or just about right?

                 Too         Too        About      No
               liberal   conservative   right    opinion
9/30/07          19           26         43        12

Compare to: George W. Bush

                 Too         Too        About      No
               liberal   conservative   right    opinion
10/17/04 LV       9           37         50         5  
9/8/04   RV      11           32         49         7 
7/25/04  RV      12           38         48         3       
6/20/04          14           38         46         2
3/7/04           14           33         49         4
12/21/03         14           29         52         5
6/3/01           15           32         50         4
4/22/01          10           31         55         3
9/6/00   RV      12           31         51         6
7/23/00          12           28         52         8
3/11/00          12           28         52         8
2/27/00          10           33         51         5
2/24/00          12           33         43        12
2/6/00           12           30         49         8
9/2/99           10           20         58        13
3/14/99           7           20         53        20

32. If Hillary Clinton were elected president, do you think that would represent a resumption of Bill Clinton's presidency, or do you think Hillary Clinton would take the presidency in a different direction from her husband's? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

            --- Resumption ---     --- Different ---        No
            NET    Good    Bad     NET    Good    Bad     opinion
9/30/07     27      12     15      67      52     15         7   

33. Do you personally feel comfortable or uncomfortable with the idea of Bill Clinton back in the White House, this time as first husband?

                                             Neither/Neutral       No
            Comfortable     Uncomfortable         (vol.)         opinion
9/30/07          60              30                 8               1 

34. Looking back, how would you rate the way Giuliani responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001, when he was mayor of New York - do you think he did an excellent job, a good job, not so good a job, or a poor job?

            --- Excellent/Good ---     --- Not good/Poor ---       No
            NET   Excellent   Good     NET   Not good   Poor     opinion
9/30/07     86        40       46      11        6       5          3

35. How much do you think Giuliani's response to the 9/11 attacks indicates the kind of job he'd do as president - a great deal, somewhat, not so much or not at all?

            --- Great deal/Somewhat ---     --- Not much/At all ---      No
            NET   Great deal   Somewhat     NET   Not much   At all     opin.   
9/30/07     73        29          44        25       14        10         2

36. In general do you think most of the presidential campaigns are (engaging in improper fundraising), or are (sticking to the rules on fundraising)?

            Engaging in improper        Sticking to        Depends       No
                fundraising          fundraising rules      (vol.)     opinion
9/30/07              48                     40                3           9

37. Thinking specifically about Hillary Clinton's campaign, do you think it is (engaging in improper fundraising), or is (sticking to the rules on fundraising)?

            Engaging in improper        Sticking to        Depends       No
                fundraising          fundraising rules      (vol.)     opinion
9/30/07              39                     48                2          10

38. On another subject, thinking about health care in the country as a whole, are you generally satisfied or dissatisfied with the overall health care system in this country? Would you say you are very (satisfied/dissatisfied) or somewhat (satisfied/ dissatisfied)?

                     ----- Satisfied -----     ---- Dissatisfied ----       No
            NET   Very   Somewhat     NET   Somewhat   Very      opinion
9/30/07     25      7       18        74       25       49          1

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

                        Yes     No     No opinion    
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          *

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

9/30/07 - Summary Table
Dissatisfied --  No  
                                 NET   Very  Smwt.    NET   Smwt.   Very  op.
a. The quality of the health 
   care you receive   
                            All  83     44     38     16       8      8    1
                        All Cov  88     47     41     11       7      4    1

b. Your health care costs, 
   including both expenses 
   not covered by insurance, 
   and the cost of your 
   insurance, if any
                            All  53     22     31     45      19     26    2
                        All Cov  57     24     33     42      21     21    1

Trend:

a. The quality of the health care you receive

                   ----- Satisfied ------    ---- Dissatisfied ----   No
                   NET   Very    Somewhat    NET    Somewhat   Very   Op.
9/30/07  All       83     44        38       16         8        8     1
         All Cov   88     47        41       11         7        4     1

9/12/06  All       89     52        37       10         5        5     1
         All Cov   93     56        37        6         4        3     *
         All Pri   94     55        39        5         3        2     *
         Trad      96     58        38        3         2        2     1
         PPO       95     60        35        5         4        2     0
         HMO       93     47        46        7         5        2     *
         Med/Med   89     57        32       10         4        6     1
10/13/03 All       85     51        34       14         9        5     1
         All Cov   88     53        35       11         7        3     1
         All Pri   90     54        36       10         8        2     *
         Trad      91     57        34        9         7        1     1
         PPO       94     60        34        6         3        2     0
         HMO       84     43        41       15        14        2     1
         Med/Med   84     50        33       13         6        7     3
7/12/98  All Cov   83     47        36       15        10        5     2
         All Pri   83     48        35       15        11        4     2
         Trad      87     58        29       11         9        3     2
         PPO       86     49        37       13        10        3     1
         HMO       80     40        40       19        13        6     1
         Med/Med   81     45        36       14         7        7     4
8/27/97  All Cov   90     52        38        9         7        2     1
         All Pri   90     53        37        9         7        2     *
         Trad      92     55        37        8         6        2     1
         PPO       92     53        38        7         7        *     1
         HMO       88     52        36       12         8        3     0
         Med/Med   88     47        41       10         6        4     2
11/13/95 All Cov   93     65        29        6         4        2     *
         All Pri   93     64        29        7         5        2     *
         Trad      97     65        32        3         2        2     0
         PPO       93     64        29        7         5        1     0
         HMO       86     63        24       14        10        4     1
         Med/Med   95     66        29        4         2        2     *
7/17/94  All Cov   85     55        30       14         9        5     1
2/8/94   All Cov   82     46        36       16         8        8     2
Trad   =   Traditional fee-for-service coverage
Med/Med   =   Medicare/Medicaid

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

                     ----- Satisfied ------    ---- Dissatisfied ----   No
                     NET   Very    Somewhat    NET    Somewhat   Very   Op.
9/30/07    All       53     22        31       45        19       26     2
           All Cov   57     24        33       42        21       21     1
9/12/06    All       57     23        34       40        19       22     3     
           All Cov   64     26        38       34        18       16     2
           All Pri   63     22        40       36        20       16     1
           Trad      67     26        41       32        17       15     1
           PPO       62     20        42       37        20       17     *
           HMO       60     22        37       39        23       16     2
           Med/Med   66     35        31       29        13       16     5
10/13/03** ALL       57     21        36       40        18       22     2 
           ALL COV   64     23        41       35        19       17     1
           ALL PRI   63     20        42       36        20       16     1
           TRAD      65     24        41       34        19       14     1
           PPO       64     18        46       35        19       16     1
           HMO       59     19        40       41        22       19     * 
           MED/MED   66     29        37       32        15       17     2
8/27/97**  ALL COV   73     31        41       26        14       12     1
           ALL PRI   72     31        41       27        15       12     1
           TRAD      65     23        42       35        17       18     *
           PPO       71     28        43       28        17       11     *
           HMO       79     40        39       20        13        8     1
           MED/MED   75     32        43       23        11       12     2
11/13/95** ALL COV   75     35        40       24        15        9     1
           ALL PRI   73     32        41       26        16       11     1
           TRAD      67     26        41       32        19       13     1
           PPO       74     32        41       27        15       12     0
           HMO       81     40        41       18        11        7     2
           MED/MED   80     42        38       19        13        6     1
7/17/94*   ALL COV   68     37        30       31        16       15     1
2/8/94*    ALL COV   61     29        32       36        16       20     3 

* "Your health care costs, including insurance" **"Your health care costs, including both uninsured expenses and the cost of your insurance, if any"

41. (OF THOSE WHO HAVE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE) What do you think about being able to afford the cost of your health care insurance over the next few years - is that something you're very worried about, somewhat worried, not so worried or not worried about at all?

             ------ Worried ------     ----- Not worried ------        No
             NET     Very    Smwt.     NET    Not so     At all     opinion
9/30/07      66       29      36       34       14         20          *
9/12/06      60       27      33       40       18         22          *
10/13/03     60       27      33       39       20         19          *

42. Which of these do you think is more important: (providing health care coverage for all Americans, even if it means raising taxes) or (holding down taxes, even if it means some Americans do not have health care coverage)?

             Providing healthcare    Holding down      No
               for all Americans         taxes      opinion  
9/30/07               70                   27           3
9/12/06               68                   28           4  
10/13/03              79                   17           4    
12/15/99              71                   26           3
  

43. In order to make sure everyone has health insurance, one proposal would require all Americans to get insurance. Most people would still get it through their work - employers would have to provide insurance, or pay a fee. People who don't get insurance from work would have to buy it themselves, or pay a fee if they don't. People with low incomes would get help paying the cost. Would you support or oppose this kind of system?

            Support     Oppose     No opinion
9/30/07       66          30            3 

44. Do you think the federal government needs to make rules to guarantee quality and affordability in health care, or do you think private health insurance companies and health care providers can achieve these goals without government involvement?


            Government needs     Insurance companies/providers       No 
             to make rules              can achieve goals          opinion
9/30/07            67                           29                    4

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

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
9/30/07        33            24              36           6         1
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.
9/30/07        38                   34                 27           1
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.
9/30/07        50            38               9           2         *
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
9/30/07      81      18          1
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.
9/30/07        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
								 

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

High school or less        15
Graduated high school      32
Some college               28
Graduated College          18
Post-graduate               7

Q910. What is your age?

18-29                      21
30-39                      18
40-49                      19
50-64                      26
65+                        16

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+
9/30/07     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

Q921. Sex

Male               49
Female             51

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