Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone September 30-October 3, 2010, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; it is four points for the sample of 879 registered voters and 669 likely voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

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

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/3/10    50       26         24      47       13         34         3
9/2/10     46       24         22      52       14         38         3
7/11/10    50       28         22      47       12         35         3
6/6/10     52       30         22      45       12         33         4
4/25/10    54       31         23      44       11         33         3
3/26/10    53       34         20      43        8         35         3
2/8/10     51       29         22      46       12         33         3
1/15/10    53       30         24      44       13         32         2
12/13/09   50       31         18      46       13         33         4
11/15/09   56       32         23      42       13         29         2
10/18/09   57       33         23      40       11         29         3
9/12/09    54       35         19      43       12         31         3
8/17/09    57       35         21      40       11         29         3
7/18/09    59       38         22      37        9         28         4
6/21/09    65       36         29      31       10         22         4
4/24/09    69       42         27      26        8         18         4
3/29/09    66       40         26      29        9         20         5
2/22/09    68       43         25      25        8         17         7


2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

           -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/3/10    45       22         23      53       13         41         2
9/2/10     41       20         21      57       13         44         2
7/11/10    43       20         23      54       13         41         4
6/6/10     50       26         24      49       12         37         2
4/25/10    49       24         25      49       10         39         2
3/26/10    45       23         22      52       12         40         3
2/8/10     45       22         23      53       15         38         2
1/15/10    47       22         24      52       13         39         1
12/13/09   46       23         24      52       12         40         2
11/15/09   51       26         25      47       12         36         2
10/18/09   50       29         22      48       13         35         1
9/12/09    51       28         24      46       13         33         2
8/17/09    52       27         25      46       13         33         2
7/18/09    52       29         23      46       10         35         3
6/21/09    56       28         28      41       13         27         3
4/24/09    58       31         28      38       13         25         4
3/29/09    60       34         25      38       12         26         3
2/22/09    60       NA         NA      34       NA         NA         6

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

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/3/10       24        6         18      73       22         51         3
9/2/10        25        5         20      72       21         51         4
6/6/10        26        7         20      71       20         51         2
3/26/10       24        7         18      72       18         54         4
2/8/10        26       NA         NA      71       NA         NA         3
7/13/08       23                          71                             6
2/1/08        33                          59                             8
12/9/07       32                          60                             8
11/1/07       28                          65                             7
9/30/07       29                          65                             6
7/21/07       37                          60                             4
6/1/07        39        "          "      53        "          "         8
4/15/07       44        8         36      54       25         29         3
2/25/07       41       NA         NA      54       NA         NA         5
1/19/07       43                          50                             8
12/11/06      37        "          "      57        "          "         6
11/4/06  RV   36        7         29      60       25         35         4  
10/22/06      31        5         25      65       27         38         4  
10/8/06       32        5         27      66       29         37         2  
9/7/06        40       NA         NA      55       NA         NA         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                  
*1/23/88 and previous: Gallup

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

10/3/10 - Summary Table

                                 Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The Democrats in Congress       36          61            3
b. The Republicans in Congress     30          67            3

Trend:

a. The Democrats in Congress

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
10/3/10         36          61            3
7/18/09         47          48            5
4/24/09         45          49            6
2/22/09         50          44            6
7/13/08         35          57            8
2/1/08          39          54            7
12/9/07         40          53            6
11/1/07         36          58            6
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

b. The Republicans in Congress

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
10/3/10         30          67            3
7/18/09         36          58            6
4/24/09         30          64            6
2/22/09         38          56            6
7/13/08         25          69            6
2/1/08          30          63            7
12/9/07         32          63            5
11/1/07         32          63            6
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

5. Overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?

10/3/10          42           38          3        15           2 
9/2/10           40           37          3        18           2 
6/6/10           44           32          2        18           4 
4/25/10          46           32          2        18           3
2/8/10           43           37          2        17           2
11/15/09         47           31          2        17           3
9/12/09          48           28          3        19           2
2/22/09          56           30          3         9           3
12/14/08         56           23          3        15           3
5/11/08          53           32          2        10           2
10/8/06          54           35          2         7           2
9/7/06           47           38          1        10           4
6/25/06          48           38          1        10           3
5/15/06          50           36          1        11           3
4/9/06           51           37          1         9           2
3/5/06           42           40          2        14           2
1/26/06          51           37          1         8           3 
12/18/05         47           42          1         8           2 
11/2/05          49           37          3         9           3          
6/5/05           46           41          1         9           2          
8/11/03          39           40          3        10           7    
12/15/02         41           44          2        11           2
10/27/02 LV      39           51          2         5           2
9/26/02          39           46          3         8           4
7/15/02          42           45          2         7           4
1/27/02          40           44          3        10           4
4/22/01          47           40          4         7           3
7/23/00          42           42          2         9           6
9/2/99           45           39          4         9           4
6/6/99           45           35          3        13           5
3/14/99          47           37          5         9           3
2/14/99          48           37          4         7           4
10/18/98         44           36          3        12           6
9/28/98          49           38          2         8           3
8/21/98          48           36          4         9           3
7/12/98          45           38          3         8           6
1/31/98          47           37          4         6           7
1/19/98          45           42          2         7           4
7/8/97           44           37          2        14           3
9/15/96  RV      45           38          3        11           3
9/4/96   RV      45           41          2         8           4
8/5/96           43           38          3        11           3
6/30/96          46           37          3        12           3
5/22/96          47           38          3        10           3
11/6/94  RV      41           39          2        12           6
10/31/94         43           43          2         8           4
10/23/94         39           40          3        15           3
9/11/94          43           40          4        11           3
8/16/94          44           35          2        15           4
6/26/94          41           36          3        14           5
2/27/94          46           32          4        16           3
11/14/93         42           39          3        11           4
1/17/93          49           28          5        13           5
7/8/92           48           38          1         8           4
6/7/92           43           37          3        11           6
3/11/92          45           37          1        11           5
3/8/92           51           36          1         7           5
2/2/92           49           39          2         7           3
12/15/91         39           37          3        15           6
10/21/91         39           40          3        13           5
6/2/91           37           42          5        10           6
3/4/91           34           47          5         9           5
11/4/90  LV      42           40          3        11           4
10/14/90         46           41          1         8           4
5/21/90          41           45          3         8           2
1/16/90          38           50          3         6           3
8/21/89          42           43          4         9           2
10/10/88 RV      45           45          1         4           5
8/17/88          40           43          2         8           8
8/14/88          47           36          1        11           5
7/20/88          51           36          1         7           6
7/17/88          43           39          1        10           7
5/25/88          45           40          2         7           7
3/21/88          45           42          1         7           4
1/23/88          43           44          1         9           2
12/17/87         49           39          1         6           5
10/19/87         44           43          2         8           3
6/1/87           47           41          3         6           3
3/9/87           47           38          3         9           3
1/18/87          46           38          3         8           6
9/8/86           38           47          2         8           5
6/23/86          41           46          2         8           4
3/24/86          40           46         NA         8           7
2/12/86          40           46          2         8           5
10/28/85         37           45         NA        11           7
9/23/85          39           45                   10           6
7/29/85          41           43          "        10           6
6/22/85          36           47         10        NA           6
2/26/85          40           52          5                     3
1/16/85          33           49         11                     7 
7/8/84           44           43          9                     5
5/22/84          41           40         12                     7
2/15/84          41           45          8                     6
1/17/84          42           37         11                    10
12/13/83         38           38         14         "          10
8/1/83           45           36          9         2           8
10/11/82         44           38         10        NA           9
9/13/82          45           37         10        NA           8

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

10/3/10 - Summary Table*
                                                    Both    Neither     No
                         Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. The economy              44           37           4       14         2
b. Health care              46           38           1       12         3 
c. Immigration issues       37           37           3       17         6
d. The situation in
   Afghanistan              39           34           4       19         4
e. The federal budget 
   deficit                  39           40           2       18         1
f. Taxes                    40           43           3       13         2
g. Helping the
   middle class             50           34           2       11         2

*Half sample asked items a-c; other half sample asked items d-f, full sample g.

Trend:

a. The economy
                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/3/10            44           37           4       14         2
9/2/10             42           40           2       15         2
7/11/10            42           34           3       17         5
3/26/10            44           36           3       16         1
2/1/08             52           33           2       10         3
12/9/07            51           33           2        9         5 
11/1/07            50           35           3        9         4
9/30/07            51           33           2       11         3  
10/22/06   RV      50           41           2        5         2
10/8/06            54           37           3        6         1
9/7/06             50           39           1        7         4
6/25/06            52           39           1        5         3    
5/15/06            52           34           3        9         2
4/9/06             49           43           1        4         3
3/5/06             49           40           2        8         2
1/26/06            55           37           2        5         2
11/2/05            56           34           1        8         1
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"

b. Health care

                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/3/10            46           38           1       12         3 
9/2/10             44           39           2       13         3
3/26/10            47           34           2       15         3
2/1/08             56           29           2       10         4
11/1/07            54           29           2       10         5
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. Immigration issues
                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/3/10            37           37           3       17         6
9/2/10             37           40           5       14         4
3/26/10            38           35           3       16         8
2/1/08             40           37           2       12         9
11/1/07            42           35           4       13         6
10/8/06            49           36           4       10         3
6/25/06            45           40           1        9         5    
5/15/06            48           34           1       14         4
4/9/06             50           38           1        7         4

d. The situation in Afghanistan              
                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/3/10            39           34           4       19         4
9/2/10             38           42           3       13         4
3/26/10            43           33           4       13         6

e. The federal budget deficit
                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats  Republicans    (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion 
10/3/10            39           40           2       18         1
9/2/10             38           44           1       14         3
3/26/10            43           35           2       18         2
2/1/08             52           31           2       10         6
9/30/07            52           29           2       12         5      

Compare to:

The federal budget
                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats  Republicans    (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion 
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"

f. Taxes
                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/3/10            40           43           3       13         2
9/2/10             39           45           2       12         2
3/26/10            41           39           4       14         3
2/1/08             48           40           1        8         4
11/1/07            46           40           2        8         4
5/15/06            52           38           1        5         2
11/2/05            48           38           1       11         1
12/15/02           46           44           2        6         2
9/26/02            44           44           3        6         4
4/22/01*           38           52           2        6         3
9/2/99*            40           49           2        6         3
3/14/99**          43           41           2       10         4
9/28/98**          47           44          NA       NA         9
7/12/98**          42           39           3        8         8
1/19/98**          45           44           2        6         2
7/8/97**           41           38           3       15         4
10/30/95*          45           40          10        3         3
10/23/94**         37           42           2       17         2
9/11/94**          36           47           2       11         4
2/27/94**          35           41           4       18         2
2/2/92**           41           45           3        8         3
12/15/91**         40           38           3       14         5
3/4/91**           35           44           5       13         3
1/16/90**          37           47           2       10         4
*"Cutting taxes"
**"Holding taxes down"

g. Helping the middle class
    
                                         Both    Neither     No
              Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/3/10          50           34           2       11         2
3/14/99          55           28           4        8         4
9/28/98          57           34          NA       NA         8
9/28/98  LV      52           40          NA       NA         8
7/12/98          55           29           2        8         7
1/19/98          57           34           1        6         2
7/8/97           51           30           3       14         3
10/23/94         48           33           2       14         3
9/11/94          46           36           3       10         4
2/27/94          47           34           2       14         3
2/2/92           55           34           2        7         3
12/15/91         56           28           3       10         4
3/4/91           48           34           5        9         4
1/16/90          53           32           3        9         4

7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your own representative to the U.S. House of Representatives in Congress is handling his or her job? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

                  -------- Approve --------   ------ Disapprove -------     No
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/3/10           51       18         33      40       19         21         9
6/6/10            49       17         32      44       18         25         7
4/15/07*          69       NA         NA      25       NA         NA         6 
11/4/06  RV       56                          35                             8
10/22/06 RV       62                          32                             6
10/22/06 All      59                          33                             8
10/8/06           60                          33                             6
9/7/06            60                          30                             9
8/6/06            55                          37                             7
5/15/06           62                          31                             7
4/9/06            59                          34                             6
1/26/06           64                          30                             6
12/18/05          65                          29                             6
11/2/05           60                          33                             7
6/5/05            61                          32                             8
9/26/02           64                          27                             9
7/15/02           68                          23                             9
11/1/98           72                          20                             8
11/1/98  LV       73                          23                             5
10/18/98          68                          20                            11
10/18/98 LV       67                          25                             9
9/28/98           70                          21                            10
9/28/98  LV       71                          23                             6
7/12/98           70                          18                            12
1/19/98           74                          19                             7
4/5/95            65                          25                             9
10/31/94          51                          38                            11
10/23/94          49                          43                             8
9/11/94           53                          35                            12
6/26/94           59                          31                            10
3/27/94           62                          26                            12
1/17/93           60                          29                            11
4/9/92            47                          39                            13
3/18/92           49                          40                            11
2/2/92            56                          32                            12
12/15/91          60                          28                            12
10/21/91          64                          27                             9
6/2/91            61                          26                            14
10/14/90          64                          29                             7
5/23/89           71        "          "      18        "          "        11
*4/15/07 and previous: No "strongly" or "somewhat" follow up.

8. Did you happen to hear about Republican congressional candidates signing something called a "Pledge to America" that pledges them to keep certain campaign promises if they are elected, or haven't you heard about this?

          Heard   Didn't hear   No opin.
10/3/10     34        66          *

Compare to:
             Heard   Didn't hear/DK/Ref
10/24/1994     29           71
Pew, "Contract with America" 

9. (ASKED OF AWARE OF "PLEDGE TO AMERICA") Does this pledge make you more likely to vote for Republican candidates this fall, less likely to vote for Republican candidates this fall, or doesn't it matter to you?

          More   Less   Doesn't matter   No opinion
10/3/10    23     29          45              3


Compare to:
                 More   Less   Doesn't matter   DK/Ref
10/24/1994 RV    24     21          52           3
Pew, "Contract with America" 

10. Right now, are you inclined to vote to re-elect your representative in Congress in the next election or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?

                                       Depends
              Re-elect   Look around   (vol.)    No opinion
10/3/10  All     29          55           9            7
10/3/10  RV      31          55           8            6
9/2/10   All     31          58           5            6
9/2/10   RV      33          57           5            5
7/11/10  All     25          60           6            8
7/11/10  RV      26          62           6            6
6/6/10   All     29          60           5            6
6/6/10   RV      30          59           5            5
4/25/10  RV      32          57           7            4
2/8/10   RV      37          56           5            3
11/15/09 All     38          50           6            5
5/15/06  RV      37          54           6            3
6/5/05   All     40          50           8            3
2/21/02  RV      43          47           7            4
10/31/99 RV      43          47           9            2
9/28/98  LV      52          42          NA            6
7/12/98  RV      46          43           5            6
1/19/98  RV      49          41           7            3
8/27/97  All     34          52           9            5
11/6/94  RV      37          47           7            8
10/31/94 RV      37          56           2            5
10/23/94 RV      34          58           4            5
9/11/94  RV      39          52           4            5
6/26/94  RV      38          53           6            3
3/27/94  RV      34          55           6            5
1/23/94  RV      35          44          10           10
11/14/93 RV      40          51           5            4
8/21/92  RV      35          48           5           12
7/8/92   RV      36          54           3            6
6/7/92   RV      39          53           4            5
4/9/92   RV      35          56           3            7
3/18/92  RV      36          56           4            4
3/11/92  All     36          54           3            7
2/2/92   RV      41          49           4            5
10/21/91 RV      32          56           8            5
6/2/91   All     37          49           5            9
11/4/90  LV      41          50          NA            8
10/14/90 All     36          57          NA            7
5/21/90  All     43          50           3            3
5/23/89  All     45          44           4            6

11. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Thinking about November's election for the U.S. House and some U.S. Senate and governor seats, are you following the election very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely or not closely at all?

              ------- Closely -------     ------- Not closely ------     No 
              NET    Very    Somewhat     NET   Not too   Not at all     op.
10/3/10  RV   71      24        46        29       18         11          * 
11/4/06* RV   80      38        42        20       13          7          *
10/22/06 RV   78      29        50        22       13          8          * 
10/8/06  RV   75      26        49        25       17          8          0 
9/7/06   RV   66      20        46        34       20         14          * 
8/6/06   RV   66      21        45        34       23         11          * 
5/15/06  RV   60      20        40        39       23         16          *
*"next week's election"

12. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the Congressional election in November: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

                                                    Don't think  Already
             Certain  Probably  Chances  Less than   will vote   voted     No
             to vote    vote     50/50     50/50       (vol.)    (vol.)   opin.
10/3/10  RV    70        15        9         5           2         NA       *
9/2/10   RV    70        14       14         1           1                  0
7/11/10  RV    73        13       11         2           *                  *
6/6/10   RV    72        14       11         3           *          "       0
11/4/06* RV    70        11        7         4           2         5        *
10/22/06 RV    75        14        7         3           *         1        2
*"next week's Congressional election"

13/13a. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives in November were being held today, would you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate) in your congressional district? (IF OTHER, NEITHER, DK, REF) Would you lean toward the (Democratic candidate) or toward the (Republican candidate)?

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE - LIKELY VOTERS 

               Dem     Rep     Other    Neither    Will not       No
               cand.   cand.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
10/3/10         43      49       1         2           0           4
9/2/10          40      53       1         1           *           5
7/11/10         45      49       *         1           *           5
6/6/10          44      48       2         2           *           4
11/4/06         51      45       1         1           *           2
10/22/06        55      41       *         1           *           3 
10/8/06         54      42       *         2           *           3
9/7/06          50      43       *         3           *           3
11/4/02         48      48       1         1           0           2
11/3/02         48      48       *         1           0           2
11/2/02         50      49       *         1           0           2
10/27/02        47      49       1         1           0           3
9/26/02         49      47       1         2           0           2
11/1/98*        49      46      NA         3           *           1
10/25/98        49      47                 1           *           2
10/18/98        48      47                 2           *           2
9/28/98         46      49                 2           *           3
11/3/96         53      42                 3           1           3
11/2/96         53      42                 2           0           3
11/1/96         53      43                 2           0           3
10/31/96        52      44                 2           0           4
10/30/96        50      45                 1           0           5
10/29/96        51      42                 2           0           4
10/28/96        54      41                 2           1           3
10/27/96        53      41                 2           0           4
10/26/96        50      44                 1           1           4
10/25/96        50      45                 2           1           4
10/24/96        47      47                 2           0           4
10/23/96        48      47                 3           0           3
10/22/96        49      47                 2           0           3
10/21/96        50      45                 2           0           4
10/20/96        50      43                 3           0           4
10/19/96        50      45                 2           0           3
10/18/96        50      46                 1           0           3
10/17/96        50      45                 2           0           3
10/16/96        52      44                 2           1           3
10/15/96        51      43                 2           1           4
10/14/96        50      44                 2           1           4
10/13/96        51      43                 2           1           4
11/6/94         46      44                 4           1           4
10/31/94        48      45                 3           *           3
10/23/94        49      47                 1           *           2
10/9/94         47      49                 3           1           1
11/4/90         52      41                 5           *           3
10/14/90        48      43                 5           *           3
9/9/90          47      45                 3           *           4
7/24/90         52      40       "         4           *           3     
*11/1/98 and previous: No "other candidate" option recorded


NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE - REGISTERED VOTERS

               Dem     Rep     Other    Neither    Will not       No
               cand.   cand.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
10/3/10         47      43       1         3           1           5
9/2/10          45      47       1         2           1           5
7/11/10         46      47       *         2           *           5
6/6/10          47      44       2         2           1           4
4/25/10         48      43       1         2           1           6
3/26/10         48      44       1         2           *           4
2/8/10          45      48       *         3           *           4
10/22/06        54      41       *         1           *           3
10/8/06         54      41       *         1           1           3
9/7/06          50      42       *         3           2           4
8/6/06          52      39       *         2           1           5
6/25/06         52      39       1         3           1           4
5/15/06         52      40       1         3           1           4
4/9/06          55      40       *         2           *           3
1/26/06         54      38       1         3           1           5
12/18/05        51      41       1         3           1           4
11/2/05         52      37       1         4           2           6
7/15/02         47      46       1         1           1           4
1/27/02*        43      50      NA         2           1           5
9/6/00          49      42                 2           1           6
7/23/00         46      45                 3           1           5
2/27/00         45      46                 2           1           5
10/31/99        50      43                 3           1           3
9/2/99          48      44                 3           *           5
3/14/99         50      41                 2           1           6
2/14/99         48      41                 3           1           7
1/30/99         49      39                 8           1           3
11/1/98         51      43                 4           *           2
10/25/98        48      43                 3           1           4
10/18/98        49      44                 3           1           4
9/28/98         49      44                 2           *           4
9/13/98         49      43                 3           1           4
8/21/98         48      45                 3           1           3
7/12/98         47      45                 2           *           6
1/31/98         49      40                 2           1           8
1/19/98         47      44                 3           1           5
10/8/96         51      41                 2           1           5
9/29/96         48      41                 3           1           7
9/22/96         50      43                 2           1           4
9/15/96         49      45                 1           1           4
9/4/96          48      44                 3           *           5
8/29/96         53      39                 3           1           5
8/28/96         51      40                 3           1           5
8/27/96         51      41                 3           0           5
8/26/96         51      41                 3           0           5
8/25/96         48      43                 3           1           6
8/24/96         47      43                 2           1           6
8/19/96         49      42                 3           0           6
8/18/96         45      46                 3           0           6
8/15/96         46      43                 4           1           5
8/14/96         48      42                 3           1           6
8/13/96         49      43                 3           0           5
8/12/96         49      42                 3           1           5
8/11/96         49      40                 4           1           6
8/10/96         49      41                 4           1           5
8/5/96          48      45                 2           1           4
6/30/96         49      44                 3           *           3
5/22/96         52      41                 3           1           3
3/17/96         48      48                 2           *           2
3/10/96         51      43                 2           *           4
1/21/96         52      43                 3           1           1
11/13/95        51      43                 4           *           2
10/1/95         49      44                 3           *           3
11/6/94         47      42                 5           2           5
10/31/94        48      44                 4           1           3
10/23/94        50      45                 2           1           2
10/9/94         46      47                 3           2           2
9/11/94         50      45                 1           1           4
8/7/94          49      42                 4           1           4
3/27/94         49      35                 6           1           9
2/27/94         50      40                 8           1           2
10/21/91        51      41                 4           *           4
7/28/91         49      41                 6           *           3
6/2/91          48      42                 4           1           5
11/4/90         51      41                 5           *           3
10/14/90        50      41                 5           *           3
9/9/90          47      46                 3           *           3
7/24/90         51      41                 4           1           4
5/21/90         47      45                 5           1           2
10/10/88        52      41                 2           1           4
9/19/88         51      39                 3           1           6
6/22/85         48      44                 5           *           3
10/16/84        52      44                 2          NA           5
9/11/84         53      45                 2                       1
7/8/84          58      40                 2                       1
10/27/82        58      39                NA                       3
10/11/82        55      36                                         9
9/13/82         58      36                                         6
11/22/81        53      41       "         "           "           7
*1/27/02 and previous: No "other candidate" option recorded

14a. (IF LEANED VOTE FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE) Do you support the Democratic candidate strongly, or somewhat?

             Strongly   Somewhat   No opinion 
10/3/10 RV      48         52           *

14b. (IF LEANED VOTE FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE) Do you support the Republican candidate strongly, or somewhat?

             Strongly   Somewhat   No opinion 
10/3/10 RV      44         55           1

15a. (IF LEANED VOTE FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE) Is your vote more FOR the Democratic candidate in your congressional district, or more AGAINST the Republican candidate?

                For the     Against the     No
               Dem. cand.    Rep. cand.   opinion
10/3/10   RV       63            33          4
10/22/06* RV       55            43          3
*"(Is/Was)"

15b. (IF LEANED VOTE FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE) Is your vote more FOR the Republican candidate in your congressional district, or more AGAINST the Democratic candidate?

                For the     Against the      No
               Rep. cand.    Dem. cand.   opinion
10/3/10   RV       60            39          2 
10/22/06* RV       70            25          x
*"(Is/Was)"

16. (IF CERTAIN TO VOTE) As you know, this is a midterm election, with no presidential contest. Is voting in mid-term elections something you do always, nearly always, usually, or just sometimes?

            -Always/Nearly always-  -------------- Less often --------------
                           Nearly                                Never done      No   
            NET   Always   always   NET   Usually   Sometimes   before (vol.)   opin.
10/3/10 RV  79      61       17     21       9         11             1           *
11/4/06 RV  88      71       17     12       7          4             1           0

17. Compared to past congressional elections in your lifetime, do you see the 2010 election as (more important) to the country, (less important), or about as important as past congressional elections?

              More   Less   Same   No opin.
10/3/10  RV    70      3     26        2
         All   68      3     27        2
10/22/06 RV    58      2     39        *
         All   56      3     41        1

18. If control of the Congress switched from the Democrats to the Republicans after November's election, do you think that would be a good thing, a bad thing, or wouldn't it make any difference?

              Good   Bad   No difference   No opinion
10/3/10 All    38    27         32              2
        RV     40    28         29              3
3/26/10 All    36    32         30              2
        RV     36    34         29              1

Compare to: If control of the Congress switched from the Republicans to the Democrats after next month's election, do you think that would be a good thing, a bad thing, or wouldn't it make any difference?

               Good   Bad   No difference   No opinion
10/22/06 All    45    21         32              3
         RV     47    23         27              2

Compare to: If control of the Congress switched from the Democrats to the Republicans after next month's election, do you think that would be a good thing, a bad thing, or wouldn't it make any difference?

               Good   Bad   No difference   No opinion
10/31/94 All    32    20         45              2
         LV     36    23         39              2
10/23/94        31    18         49              1

19. If the Republicans win control of Congress in November, do you think they would mainly (lead the country in a new direction), or mainly (return to the policies of George W. Bush)? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

          --New direction-   --Bush policies-     No
          NET   Good   Bad   NET   Good   Bad   opinion
10/3/10   49     45     4    42      6     36      9

20. Thinking about most of the (Democratic) candidates for Congress you've been hearing about, would you say their 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
10/3/10     38           10         45        7

21. Thinking about most of the (Republican) candidates for Congress you've been hearing about, would you say their 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
10/3/10     18           35         40        7

22. Thinking about most of the Republican candidates for Congress you've been hearing about who are associated with the Tea Party political movement, would you say their 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
10/3/10     13           35         42       10

23. Regardless of your other political views, overall which party do you think has better ideas about the right size and role of the federal government - the (Democratic Party) or the (Republican Party)?

                                     Both    Neither                         
          Democratic   Republican   (vol.)   (vol.)    No opinion  
10/3/10       42           44          3        8           4
6/6/10        45           40          1       10           4

24. I am going to mention four phrases and ask you which one best describes how you feel about the way the federal government works. Do you feel enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?

              ----- Positive -------   ----- Negative -----
                    Enthusi-  Satis-         Dissat-          None/     No
              NET   astic     fied     NET   isfied   Angry   Other   opinion
10/3/10*      29      4        25      71      46      25      NA        *
9/2/10        22      2        20      78      52      25                *
7/11/10       36      4        32      64      43      21                1
6/6/10        30      2        28      69      45      25                1
4/25/10       30      4        26      69      51      18                1
2/8/10        32      3        29      67      48      19                *
10/29/03      42      2        41      57      42      15                *
11/4/02  LV   49      4        45      50      41       9                1
11/3/02  LV   50      5        45      49      40       9                1
11/2/02  LV   51      6        45      49      40       9                1
10/27/02      50      4        47      49      42       7                1
10/27/02 LV   53      3        50      47      41       6                1
2/21/02       56      7        49      43      36       7                1
12/15/00      59      4        55      39      34       6                1
2/14/99       52      3        48      47      35      12                1
9/28/98       50      4        46      49      36      12                1
9/28/98  LV   48      4        44      50      37      14                1
8/16/98*      41      2        39      57      46      11       "        1
1/19/98       46      2        43      53      45       8       1        *
8/27/97       34      2        33      64      52      11       2        1
3/17/96       29      2        27      70      54      16      NA        *
5/14/95       48      3        45      50      41       9      NA        1
1/4/95        29      2        27      69      53      16       *        1
11/6/94  RV   28      2        26      70      49      21       1        1
10/31/94      26      1        25      73      55      18       1        1
10/23/94      28      1        26      71      52      20       *        *
10/9/94       25      2        24      72      53      19       2        *
9/11/94       26      2        25      73      53      20      NA        *
3/27/94       30      1        29      68      48      20       1        1
2/28/93       33      4        29      66      50      16       *        *
10/4/92  LV   17      1        16      81      56      25       1        1
10/4/92  RV   17      1        16      81      56      25       1        1
7/8/92        23      1        22      76      53      23       *        1
6/7/92        21      1        20      79      58      21       *        1
4/9/92        21      1        20      79      55      24       1        *
3/18/92       22      1        21      77      54      23       1        *
3/11/92       18      1        17      80      60      20       1        1
*After 8/16/98: No "None/other" option recorded

25. On another subject, would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor?

              ------ Positive ------   ------- Negative -------     No
              NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion 
10/3/10        9        1         8    90        40         50       *
9/2/10         8        *         7    92        40         53       0
7/11/10       10        1         9    90        44         46       0
6/6/10        12        *        11    88        43         45       0
1/16/09        5        1         5    94        32         62       *
9/22/08        9        *         9    91        34         57       *
4/13/08       10        1         9    90        39         51       *
2/1/08        19        1        18    81        43         38       0
12/9/07       28        3        25    72        40         32       *
11/1/07       35        3        32    64        39         26       *
4/15/07       42        5        37    57        37         20       *
12/11/06      50        7        42    50        36         14       *
10/22/06      55       10        45    45        28         17       *
10/8/06       47        7        40    53        37         16       *
3/5/06        43        5        38    57        37         19       *
1/26/06       40        5        35    60        37         23       *
12/18/05      45        5        39    55        38         17       *
11/2/05       35        3        32    65        36         29       *
9/11/05       40        3        37    59        37         22       1
6/5/05        44        3        40    56        38         19       *
4/24/05       37        2        35    63        44         20       *
9/26/04  RV   46        3        43    53        38         15       1
8/29/04  RV   45        3        41    55        37         18       *
7/25/04       46        4        42    53        39         14       *
6/20/04       45        4        41    55        38         17       *
4/18/04       43        4        39    57        39         18       *
3/7/04        39        2        37    60        38         22       1
1/18/04       42        3        39    58        42         16       0
12/21/03      42        4        39    57        41         16       1
10/29/03      33        1        32    67        45         23       *
9/13/03       30        2        27    70        45         25       *
8/11/03       32        2        30    68        43         25       *
4/30/03       35        1        34    64        46         19       *
2/9/03        28        1        27    72        49         23       *
1/20/03       25        1        25    74        48         26       1
12/15/02      35        1        33    65        44         21       1
11/4/02  LV   28        1        27    72        55         17       1
11/3/02  LV   27        1        26    72        56         17       1
11/2/02  LV   29        1        28    71        54         17       *
9/26/02       31        2        28    69        50         19       *
7/15/02       39        3        36    61        44         17       1
2/21/02       30        1        29    69        51         18       *
1/27/02       31        1        29    69        50         19       *
9/20/01       38        3        35    60        47         14       2
9/9/01        33        1        32    66        47         19       *
7/30/01       50        3        46    50        39         12       *
4/22/01       50        3        47    50        40          9       *
1/15/01       70       10        59    29        24          6       1
10/27/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *
10/26/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *
6/11/00       74       17        57    26        19          6       *
2/27/00       80       25        55    20        14          5       *
10/31/99      74       18        56    26        18          7       1
9/2/99        76       19        57    23        16          6       1
3/14/99       80       22        58    19        15          4       1
11/1/98       73       12        61    26        21          5       1
11/1/98  LV   78       13        65    22        19          3       *
10/13/97      61       12        49    39        27         11       *
See also ABC CCI trend.

26. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same?

              Getting   Getting   Staying      No 
              better     worse    the same   opinion 
10/3/10         31        32        37          *
9/2/10          24        38        38          1
7/11/10         27        32        41          *
6/6/10          30        30        39          1

3/29/09         27        36        36          1
3/15/09         14        48        36          2
2/15/09          8        58        31          3
1/19/09          6        62        31          1

12/15/08         9        64        25          1
11/16/08        16        55        28          1
10/13/08         2        82        13          2
Call for full trend.

27. Do you think the money the federal government has spent on the economic stimulus has been mostly (well spent) or mostly (wasted)?

          Well spent   Wasted   No opinion 
10/3/10       29         68          4

28. Changing topics: overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the changes to the health care system that have been enacted by (Congress) and (the Obama administration)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

           -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/3/10    47       26         21      48       13         35         5
3/26/10    46       32         13      50       10         40         4
2/8/10*    46       22         25      49       11         38         5
1/15/10    44       22         22      51       12         39         5
12/13/09   44       25         19      51       11         40         5
11/15/09   48       30         18      49       10         39         3
10/18/09   45       26         19      48       12         36         7
9/12/09    46       30         16      48       12         36         6
8/17/09    45       27         18      50       10         40         5
*2/8/10 and prior: "proposed changes...that are being developed by"

28a. (IF OPPOSE/DON'T KNOW HC CHANGES) Would you support or oppose an effort to cancel these changes in the health care system, either by a new vote in Congress or through the courts?

           -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/3/10    77       58         19      14        5          10         9
3/26/10    86       71         15       9        5          4         5

30/30A NET:

          Support   ------- Oppose/Don't know changes to HC ------
          changes         Support effort   Oppose effort     No
           to HC    NET      to cancel       to cancel     opinion
10/3/10     47      53          40                8           5 
3/26/10     46      54          46                5           3

28/28a. On another subject: overall would you say you support the political movement known as the Tea Party, you oppose the Tea Party, or that you neither support not oppose it? (IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (IF NEITHER) Would you say you lean towards supporting or opposing the Tea Party movement?

          --------- Support ---------             ---------- Oppose ---------    No   
          NET   Strgly   Smwht   Lean   Neither   NET   Lean   Smwht   Strgly   opin.
10/3/10   40      13       9      17      10      47     22      7       18       3

29. Say a candidate for Congress associates him or herself with the political movement known as the Tea Party. Would that make you more likely to (support) that candidate for Congress, more likely to (oppose) that candidate, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote? IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE: Would you be MUCH more likely to support/oppose that candidate, or SOMEWHAT more?

             ----- Support ----   ----- Oppose -----    No      No
             NET   Much   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Much   diff.   opin.
10/3/10 RV   18     11      8     28     10      18     51       3
7/11/10 RV   30     18     12     30     10      20     36       4
4/25/10 RV   15      9      6     24      7      17     58       3

30. If elected, how much do you think Tea Party candidates would change the culture of Washington - a great deal, a good amount, only some or not much at all?

            - Grt deal/Good amt-   ----- Some/Not much/None ----- 
                  Great    Good          Only   Not      Not at       No 
            NET   deal    amount   NET   some   much   all (vol.)   opinion 
10/3/10      32    16       16     63     32     28        3           5 

Compare to:

(ASKED OF LIKELY VOTERS) If elected, how much do you think [NAME] would change the culture of Washington - a great deal, a good amount, only some or not much at all?

10/31/08 - Summary Table

            --Grt deal/Good amt-   --Some/Not much--   
                  Great    Good          Only   Not      Not at       No
            NET   deal    amount   NET   some   much   all (vol.)   opinion
a. Obama    58     34       24     38     21     17        2           2
b. McCain   26      9       17     67     27     40        6           1

30a. (IF GREAT DEAL/GOOD AMOUNT/ONLY SOME) Do you think that change would be for the BETTER, or for the WORSE?

          Better   Worse   No opinion 
10/3/10     66      29          5

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

                                                             --Non-Partisans-
                                                             Lean  Lean   No
           Democrat  Republican  Independent  Other  No op.  Dem.  Rep.  Lean
10/3/10       33         23           39        4      1      15    19     9
10/3/10 RV    34         25           37        3      1      13    19     9
9/2/10        31         25           39        4      1      17    21     6
9/2/10 RV     31         26           37        4      1      16    21     4
7/11/10       31         24           40        3      1      18    18     9
7/11/10 RV    33         26           37        3      *      16    17     8
6/6/10        32         24           39        3      1      19    19     6
6/6/10  RV    34         25           38        2      *      17    18     6
4/25/10       34         23           38        4      1      19    17     6
4/25/10 RV    35         25           37        3      *      17    17     6
3/26/10       34         24           38        3      1      17    17     7
3/26/10 RV    35         26           36        2      1      16    17     6
2/8/10        32         26           39        3      *      17    19     6
2/8/10  RV    32         27           38        3      1      14    20     7
1/15/10       32         23           38        7      *      17    20     9
12/13/09      32         26           37        5      1      13    18    11
11/15/09      35         21           39        4      1      19    17     8
10/18/09      33         20           42        4      1      20    19     8
9/12/09       32         21           43        4      *      19    20     9
8/17/09       35         25           34        6      1      15    14    11
7/18/09       33         22           41        4      *      20    16     9
6/21/09       35         22           37        7      *      17    16    10
4/24/09       35         21           38        5      *      18    16    10
3/29/09       36         25           33        5      1      15    16     8
2/22/09       36         24           34        5      1      18    13     9
1/16/09       35         23           36        5      1      20    12    11
12/14/08      37         24           35        4      1      16    13    10
11/3/08       35         26           30        6      2      13    10    15
10/11/08      36         26           31        4      2      15    12    10
9/29/08       34         26           31        8      2      17    12    12
9/22/08       36         26           31        5      2      18     9    11
9/7/08        35         26           33        5      2      15    14    11
8/22/08       36         23           34        6      1      16    14    10
7/13/08       37         24           33        6      1      16    14    10
6/15/08       38         24           34        4      1      16    14     8
5/11/08       34         28           34        4      1      19    11     8
4/13/08       35         29           30        5      1      15    13     8
3/2/08        40         28           28        3      1      15     8     9
2/1/08        37         26           32        4      1      16    11    10
1/12/08       39         27           29        5      1      13     9    12

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

            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms (vol.)    op.
10/3/10        21         43            34                  2             1
9/2/10         19         37            40                  3             1
7/11/10        22         35            39                  2             1
6/6/10         23         39            36                  1             1
4/25/10        22         40            35                  1             2
3/26/10        24         32            42                  1             2
2/8/10         24         36            37                  2             1
1/15/10        25         34            38                  1             1
12/13/09       23         35            41                  1             1
11/15/09       19         41            38                  1             1
10/18/09       23         36            38                  2             1
9/12/09        24         39            36                  *             1
8/17/09        20         40            37                  2             1
7/18/09        20         39            38                  2             1
6/21/09        22         40            36                  1             *
4/24/09        23         39            35                  2             2
3/29/09        20         38            38                  2             2
2/22/09        23         38            37                  1             1
1/16/09        24         42            32                  *             1
12/14/08       22         37            37                  1             2
10/11/08 RV    22         44            34                  *             1
9/29/08 RV     19         44            34                  1             1
9/22/08 RV     23         41            32                  2             1
9/7/08  RV     22         39            36                  1             2
8/22/08        22         41            33                  2             2
7/13/08        19         43            35                  2             1
6/15/08        21         43            33                  1             2
5/11/08        24         39            34                  2             1
4/13/08        24         38            35                  1             2
3/2/08         19         48            30                  2             2
2/1/08         25         38            34                  2             1
1/12/08        24         36            36                  2             1
12/9/07        24         38            36                  1             1
11/1/07        24         41            32                  1             1
9/30/07        24         45            30                  1             1
9/7/07         20         39            39                  1             2
7/21/07        25         39            32                  3             1
6/1/07         24         36            37                  2             1
4/15/07        24         42            32                  1             1
2/25/07        23         40            35                  1             1
1/19/07        23         41            33                  1             1
12/11/06       23         42            33                  2             1
11/4/06        19         42            36                  2             1
10/22/06       22         42            32                  2             2
10/8/06        21         43            33                  1             1
9/7/06         24         39            33                  2             2
8/6/06         18         42            38                  1             1
6/25/06        21         41            35                  1             1
5/15/06        19         48            31                  1             1
5/11/06        18         49            33                  *             *
4/9/06         21         41            35                  2             1
3/5/06         22         42            33                  2             1
1/26/06        21         40            37                  1             1
1/8/06         20         40            37                  2             1
12/18/05       22         42            34                  1             1
11/2/05        23         44            32                  1             *
9/11/05        22         44            31                  2             2
8/28/05        20         44            34                  2             1
6/26/05        21         44            33                  1             1
6/5/05         23         40            35                  1             *
4/24/05        20         47            30                  1             1


INCOME. Which of the following CATEGORIES best describes your total annual household income before taxes, from all sources?

            -------Less than $50k-------   --------More than $50k--------
            NET   < 20k   20-35k   35-50k   NET   50-75k   75-100k   100k+
10/3/10     53     19      18       16     42      15        12       15
9/2/10      48     15      18       15     47      17        14       17
7/11/10     52     19      15       17     45      16        13       17
6/6/10      55     22      17       17     45      15        11       19
4/25/10     52     19      16       16     46      17        11       18
3/26/10     50     16      18       15     47      18        13       16
2/8/10      49     20      16       14     49      18        13       18
1/15/10     49     17      14       18     48      17        13       18
12/13/09    54     19      18       17     42      15        12       15
11/15/09    53     20      18       15     45      16        13       16
10/18/09    53     17      19       17     44      18        12       15
9/12/09     50     17      17       15     48      17        13       18
8/17/09     46     15      16       14     52      19        15       18
7/18/09     49     18      17       14     48      19        12       19
6/21/09     51     18      16       17     47      17        12       18
4/24/09     50     16      16       18     48      17        12       19
3/29/09     49     15      16       17     48      18        13       17
2/22/09     48     16      16       17     50      19        13       19
1/16/09     52     17      18       17     48      16        13       19
12/14/08    44     14      15       15     54      18        15       21
10/11/08 RV 41     12      14       16     56      20        15       22
9/29/08  RV 42     10      14       17     56      18        16       22
9/22/08  RV 40     12      14       14     57      21        14       22
9/22/08     46     16      16       14     50      18        12       20
9/7/08   RV 44     13      14       17     56      17        15       24
8/22/08  RV 39     10      11       18     59      19        16       24
8/22/08     43     15      12       17     53      18        15       21
7/13/08  RV 43     14      14       15     54      16        14       24
7/13/08     48     18      15       15     50      16        12       21
6/15/08     47     18      15       15     51      18        15       18
5/11/08     47     15      16       17     50      18        13       19
4/13/08     47     17      13       17     51      18        14       18
3/2/08      44     14      13       17     52      17        13       22
2/1/08      48     17      16       15     48      18        12       18
1/12/08     46     12      18       16     51      19        13       19
12/9/07     49     14      17       18     48      15        15       18
11/1/07     48     14      16       17     49      16        13       21
9/30/07     53     17      16       20     44      18        12       14
9/7/07      43     10      17       16     54      19        15       20
7/21/07     46     16      14       16     51      18        13       19
6/1/07      49     15      18       16     49      18        13       18
4/15/07     46     15      16       15     51      20        13       18
2/25/07     46     10      16       20     51      20        14       17
1/19/07     49     16      17       15     49      16        13       20
12/11/06    46     11      16       19     51      18        16       17
10/22/06    52     16      20       17     45      16        11       17
10/8/06     46     13      16       17     51      22        13       16
9/7/06      51     16      18       17     47      17        15       15
8/6/06      49     14      16       18     48      20        12       16
6/25/06     50     16      16       19     47      19        11       17
5/15/06     52     14      18       21     46      16        13       17
5/11/06     46      9      18       18     53      18        15       20
4/9/06      53     16      20       17     47      19        12       16
3/5/06      50     16      18       16     48      20        12       16
1/26/06     52     20      15       17     46      18        12       16
12/18/05    54     17      19       18     44      18        12       15
11/2/05     52     14      18       20     46      19        13       14
9/11/05     55     18      20       17     42      18        11       14
8/28/05     52     18      15       19     46      18        11       16
6/26/05     49     14      17       18     49      19        14       16
6/5/05      55     15      20       20     43      17        13       14
4/24/05     55     15      21       19     45      18        12       15

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