Washington Post Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone October 25 to 28, 2010, among a random national sample of 1,202 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey and for the 1,015 registered voters have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points; it is four points for the sample of 786 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
10/28/10 LV 46       31         15      52        8         44         2
10/28/10    50       27         23      45       11         34         5
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. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Thinking about November's/next week'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.
10/28/10 LV   90      43        47        10        8          2          0
10/28/10 RV   76      32        45        23       14         10          * 
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          *
         All  57      18        38        43       24         19          *

3. (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?

               Certain  Probably  Chances  Less than   will vote   voted     No
               to vote    vote     50/50     50/50       (vol.)    (vol.)   opin.
10/28/10* RV     64        13       11         5           1          7       0
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"

3a. (IF ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN TO VOTE, Q3) Have you already voted by absentee ballot or early voting, or not?

              Yes   No   No opinion
10/28/10 RV   13    87        0
11/4/06  RV   10    90        *

4/4a/4b. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives 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)? (IF RV AND ALREADY VOTED) Confidentially and for statistical purposes only, did you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate)?

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE - LIKELY VOTERS 

           Dem     Rep     Other    Neither    Will not       No
           cand.   cand.   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
10/28/10    45      49       1         1           0           3
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
10/28/10    49      44       1         2           *           3
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

5. (IF CERTAIN TO VOTE) As you know, this is a mid-term 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.)   op.
10/28/10 LV   84      68       15     16       9          7             1          0
10/3/10  RV   79      61       17     21       9         11             1          *
11/4/06  RV   88      71       17     12       7          4             1          0

6. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Which of the following (will be/was) the SINGLE MOST important issue in your vote for Congress this year: (the economy), (health care), (immigration issues), (the situation in Afghanistan), (the federal budget deficit), (taxes), (the way Washington is working) or something else?

                                                           Way          All of
                   Health  Immi- Afghan  Fed bud           DC          the above   No
             Econ   care   grat  -istan  deficit   Taxes  work  Other   (vol.)     op.
10/28/10 LV   37     17     4      3        7        7     14     5        3        3
10/28/10 RV   39     18     4      4        6        8     12     5        2        3

Compare to:
                          Health   Immi-   Terror-   Ethics           No 
              Iraq  Econ.  care   gration    ism    in govt.  Other   op.
11/4/06  RV    31    21     12       9        11       6        7      2 
10/22/06 RV    27    19     13      10        14       8        7      3 
10/8/06  RV    26    23     13       9        14      10        3      2

Compare to: 
                          Health   Immi-   Terror-    Gas             No 
              Iraq  Econ.  care   gration    ism     Prices   Other   op.
9/7/06  RV     21    22     13      11        16       5        9      3  
8/6/06  RV     21    21     14      10        11      15        7      1  
6/25/06 RV     23    24     15      13         9       8        6      2
6/25/06 All    24    23     14      13         8       9        6      2

6a. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS and SELECTED ECONOMY Q6) Aside from the economy, what is the next most important issue in your vote for Congress this year: (health care), (immigration issues), (the situation in Afghanistan), (the federal budget deficit), (taxes), (the way Washington is working), or something else?

              Health   Immi-   Afghan   Fed. bud           DC            Econ.   No
               care    grat   -istan    deficit   Taxes   work   Other   (vol.)  op.
10/28/10 LV     32       5       7         21      11      18      3       1      2
10/28/10 RV     34       7       8         17      10      18      3       1      3

7. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Will/was one reason for your vote for Congress [be] to express (support for) Obama, to express (opposition to) Obama, or is Obama not a factor in your choice?

               Support   Opposition   Not a factor   No opinion
10/28/10 LV      25          28           45              1
10/28/10 RV      25          24           50              1
9/2/10   RV      25          27           47              1
3/26/10  RV*     25          24           49              1
*"show" support and U.S. House

Compare to: Will/was one reason for your vote for Congress [be] to express (support for) Bush, to express (opposition to) Bush, or is/was Bush not a factor in your choice?

              Support   Opposition   Not a factor   No opinion
11/4/06  RV     17          31           50              2
10/22/06 RV     17          31           50              2

Compare to: Will one reason for your vote for Congress be to express (support for) Bush, to express (opposition to) Bush, or is Bush not a factor in your choice?

              Support   Opposition   Not a factor   No opinion
10/8/06  RV     18          35           47              1
5/15/06         12          30           58              1
11/4/02  LV     29          15           55              1
11/3/02  LV     29          17           52              1
11/2/02  LV     30          15           54              1
10/27/02 LV     33          18           49              1

Compare to: Is one of the reasons you support this candidate to express support for Bill Clinton, to express opposition to Clinton, or would you say that Clinton is not a factor?

              Support   Opposition   Not a factor   No opinion
11/1/98         13           9           77              1
11/1/98  LV     10          13           77              *
10/25/98        14          10           72              4
10/25/98 LV     15          15           70              1
10/18/98        13           9           75              3
10/18/98 LV     12          12           76              1
9/28/98         14          13           71              2
9/28/98  LV     14          18           67              1

8. 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
10/28/10 All      32          50           7           11
10/28/10 RV       35          52           7            6
10/28/10 LV       40          49           6            5
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

9. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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
10/28/10 LV     44    31         23              2
10/28/10 RV     38    28         31              2
10/3/10  All    38    27         32              2
10/3/10  RV     40    28         29              3
3/26/10  All    36    32         30              2
3/26/10  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
10/22/06 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
10/31/94 LV     36    23         39              2
10/23/94        31    18         49              1

10. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) In choosing a candidate this year, how important is/was it to you to know whether or not they are affiliated with the Tea Party political movement - very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?

              ----- Important -----   ----- Not important -----     No   
              NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not so   Not at all   opinion
10/28/10 LV   54     28       26      44      17         27          1
10/28/10 RV   53     24       29      45      17         28          2

11. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS and SOME IMPORTANCE, Q10) If a candidate is affiliated with the Tea Party, is/was that a reason for you to vote for them, or against them?

                                   Not a         No 
              For   Against   factor (vol.)   opinion
10/28/10 LV    34     38           24            4
10/28/10 RV    32     37           26            5

12. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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
10/28/10 LV   42       23         19      55       10         45         2
10/28/10 RV   44       21         23      54       15         39         3
10/3/10  RV   44       22         22      55       12         43         2
10/3/10       45       22         23      53       13         41         2
9/2/10   RV   41       20         21      57       13         44         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

13. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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
10/28/10 LV   21        5         16      77       19         58         2
10/28/10 RV   23        6         17      74       21         53         3
10/3/10  RV   24        6         17      74       19         55         3
10/3/10       24        6         18      73       22         51         3
9/2/10   RV   21        4         18      75       21         54         4
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

Question 14 held for future release.

15. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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?

                                         Both    Neither                         
              Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    No opinion  
10/28/10 LV      41           45          1        10           2 
10/28/10 RV      45           40          2        11           2 
10/3/10  RV      41           39          3        15           2
10/3/10          42           38          3        15           2 
9/2/10   RV      40           38          3        18           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 RV       52           37          2         7           1
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

16. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling (ITEM)?

a. The economy
                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/28/10   LV      43           47           1        8         2
10/28/10   RV      47           42           1        8         2
10/3/10    RV      43           38           4       14         1
10/3/10            44           37           4       14         2
9/2/10     RV      39           43           2       15         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"

17. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think [ITEM]?

10/28/10 - Summary Table - REGISTERED VOTERS

                                                           Both    Neither     No      
                                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion 
a. better represents your own   
   personal values                 48           42           2        7         1
b. is more concerned with the
   needs of people like you        49           38           2        8         3
c. better understands the
   economic problems people
   in this country are having      48           38           2       10         2

10/28/10 - Summary Table - LIKELY VOTERS

                                                           Both    Neither     No      
                                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion 
a. better represents your own   
   personal values                 44           48           2        6         1
b. is more concerned with the
   needs of people like you        45           44           1        8         2
c. better understands the
   economic problems people
   in this country are having      44           42           1       10         2
Trend:

a. better represents your own personal values

                                         Both    Neither     No      
              Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/28/10 LV      44           48           2        6         1
10/28/10 RV      48           42           2        7         1
9/2/10   RV      43           43           3       10         1
9/2/10           45           42           2       10         1
11/15/09         49           39           2        9         2
11/4/06  RV      48           44           1        6         2
10/8/06          53           37           2        7         1
11/2/05          50           40           1        7         1
4/24/05          47           38           2       10         2
3/14/99          47           39           3        8         3

b. is more concerned with the needs of people like you

                                         Both    Neither     No      
              Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/28/10 LV      45           44           1        8         2
10/28/10 RV      49           38           2        8         3
9/2/10   RV      47           40           2       10         1
9/2/10           48           39           2       11         1
11/15/09         51           36           2        9         3
10/8/06  RV      56           33           2        8         1
10/8/06          58           30           2        9         1
8/6/06           56           30           1       12         2 
11/2/05          56           33           1        9         1

c. better understands the economic problems people in this country are having

                                         Both    Neither     No      
              Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/28/10 LV      44           42           1       10         2
10/28/10 RV      48           38           2       10         2

Compare to: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think better understands the economic problems people in this country are having - (Obama) or (McCain)?

                                Both    Neither     No 
              Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/28/08 LV    56       38       2        3          1
10/19/08 LV    55       36       2        6          2
10/11/08 LV    59       28       3        9          1
10/11/08 RV    58       28       3       10          2
9/29/08  RV    55       36       3        5          1
9/22/08  RV    57       33       2        7          2

18. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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
10/28/10 LV    54       21         33      40       16         23         6
10/28/10 RV    53       19         34      40       18         21         7
10/3/10  RV    51       19         32      41       19         23         8
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.

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

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

20. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Which of these is more important to you in a candidate for Congress: (strength and experience), or (a new direction and new ideas)?

              Strength and   New direction    Both    Neither     No 
               experience    and new ideas   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/28/10 LV       41              49           6        3          2
10/28/10 RV       41              51           4        2          2

Compare to: 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.)    opinion
10/29/08 LV        43              48           7        *         1
9/7/08   LV        44              45           9        *         1
8/22/08  LV        46              45           6        1         2
7/13/08  RV        47              46           5        *         1
6/15/08            43              50           6        1         1
5/11/08            47              43           9        1         1
4/13/08            49              43           6        1         1  
3/2/08             45              46           7        1         1
2/1/08             51              39           7        1         1
1/12/08            47              43           9        *         1
12/9/07            54              38           6        *         1
11/1/07            49              41           8        1         1
9/30/07            52              40           7        1         1
7/21/07            50              41           6        *         2

21. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Looking ahead, what do you think is the bigger risk - that (the Democrats will put in place too many government regulations), or that (the Republicans will not put enough government regulations in place)?

              Dems, too many   GOP, not enough    Both    Neither     No
                regulations      regulations     (vol.)    (vol.)   opinion
10/28/10 LV         52               35            3         4        5
10/28/10 RV         50               37            3         4        6

Compare to: What do you think is the bigger risk - that (Obama will put in place too many government regulations), or that (McCain will not put enough government regulations in place)?

              Obama, too many   McCain, not enough    Both    Neither     No
                regulations        regulations       (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/30/08 LV         40                 45               2        5         8
10/11/08 LV         38                 48               3        4         7

22. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Generally speaking, would you say you favor (smaller government with fewer services), or (larger government with more services)?

              Smaller govt.    Larger govt.      No
              fewer services   more services   opinion
10/28/10 LV        61              34             5
10/28/10 RV        57              37             5
4/25/10  RV        59              27             4
4/25/10            56              40             4
1/15/10            58              38             4
6/21/09            54              41             4
1/16/09            53              43             4
6/15/08            50              45             5
11/1/07            50              44             5
6/20/04            50              46             4
11/4/02  LV        61              34             5
11/3/02  LV        60              34             5
11/2/02  LV        62              34             3
7/15/02            53              42             6
1/27/02            54              41             5
10/9/00  RV        58              32            10
10/1/00  RV        58              33             9
7/23/00            59              34             7
7/23/00  RV        61              32             7
4/2/00             56              38             7
8/16/98            59              35             6
8/5/96             63              32             5
2/28/93            67              30             2
7/8/92             55              38             7
7/13/88            49              45             6
7/8/84             49              43             7

23. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) What about Obama - would you say Obama favors (smaller government with fewer services), or (larger government with more services)?

              Smaller govt.    Larger govt.      No
              fewer services   more services   opinion
10/28/10 LV        12              77            11
10/28/10 RV        14              75            10
4/25/10  RV        15              77             8
4/25/10            15              77             8

24. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Have you recently been contacted in person, by telephone, or by e-mail by any organization working in support of a candidate for Congress, asking for your vote?

               Yes    No     No opinion
10/28/10 LV    40     59          1
10/28/10 RV    34     65          1
11/4/06  RV    41     59          *
10/22/06 RV    29     70          1
10/22/06 All   25     74          *

25. (IF CONTACTED, Q24) Were you asked to vote for a (Republican) candidate or for a (Democratic) candidate?

               Rep.    Dem.     Both    Other     No
               cand.   cand.   (vol.)   (vol.)   opin.
10/28/10 LV     21      22       47       1        9
10/28/10 RV     22      23       45       1        8
11/4/06  RV     29      20       41       1        8
10/22/06 RV     33      29       29       1        8
10/22/06 All    33      29       28       1        8

26. 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
10/28/10 LV   23      3        20      76      50      25      NA        1
10/28/10      27      4        23      72      51      21      NA        1
10/3/10       29      4        25      71      46      25                *
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

27. 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 
10/28/10 LV    8        *         7    92        42         50       1
10/28/10       9        *         9    90        41         49       1
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.

28. 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 
10/28/10 LV  29        37        34          *
10/28/10     26        34        39          1
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.

29/29a. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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?

NET LEANED SUPPORT

             --------- Support ---------             ---------- Oppose ---------   No   
             NET   Strgly   Smwht   Lean   Neither   NET   Lean   Smwht   Strgly   op.
10/28/10 LV  43      12      11      20      12      43     13      5       25      2
10/28/10 RV  39       9      11      20      14      44     17      6       21      3
10/3/10  RV  41      15      10      17      10      46     21      6       19      4
10/3/10      40      13       9      17      10      47     22      7       18      3

Question 30 previously released.

32. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) On another subject, how important is it to you to know who pays for campaign advertisements - very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?

              ----- Important -----   ----- Not important -----     No   
              NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not so   Not at all   opinion
10/28/10 LV   78     48       30      22      11         11          *
10/28/10 RV   75     45       30      24      12         12          *

33. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Just for fun, if the 2012 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were the television personalities (Jon Stewart) and (Stephen Colbert), for whom would you vote - (Stewart) or (Colbert)? IF OTHER, NEITHER, DK, REF) Would you lean toward (Stewart) or toward (Colbert)?

NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE - REGISTERED VOTERS

                                  Other    Neither    Would not      No
              Stewart   Colbert   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
10/28/10 LV     39         22       1        20           4          15
10/28/10 RV     42         22       1        17           3          14

Question 34 held for future release.

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
10/28/10      34         24           34        5      2      17    16     6
10/28/10 RV   37         27           32        4      *      15    16     4
10/28/10 LV   34         31           30        5      0      13    17     4
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?

                                                     Don't think in      No
            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms (vol.)    op.
10/28/10       21         39            37                  1             2
10/28/10 RV    21         39            37                  1             2
10/28/10 LV    20         37            39                  1             2
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+
10/28/10    47     17      15       15     51      18        15       18
10/28/10 RV 47     17      15       15     51      18        15       18
10/28/10 LV 41     12      13       16     57      19        16       21
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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