Washington Post-ABC News Poll

The Washington Post
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone November 1-4, 2006, among a random national sample of 1,205 adults. The results have a three-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

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

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

2. Thinking about 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.
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. I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in next week's Congressional election: 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.)   op.
11/4/06 RV     70        11        7         4           2         5       *
10/22/06 RV    75        14        7         3           *         1       2

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

               Yes     No     No opinion
11/4/06 RV      10     90          *

4. (and 4a) 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 ALREADY VOTED) Did you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate) in your congressional district?

Net Leaned Vote:

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

5. (IF ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN TO VOTE OR ALREADY VOTED) 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?

                       Nearly             Just     Never    First chance   No
               Always  always  Usually  sometimes  (vol.)  to vote (vol.)  op.
11/4/06 RV       71      17        7        4        1            1         0

6. Which of the following (will be/was) the SINGLE MOST important issue in your vote for Congress this year: (the U.S campaign against terrorism), (the war in Iraq), (the economy), (immigration), (ethics in government), (health care) or something else?

                        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
        All  24    23     14      13         8       9        6      2
		

7. 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    opin.  
11/4/06  RV      39         59        2 
10/22/06 RV      32         66        2 
         All     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
1/25/83          58         39        3
1/25/83          43         52        4
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

8. (IF WRONG TRACK) What's the main reason you feel that way?

                                            11/4/06 RV     11/2/05 
Economy, jobs, gas prices, prices, 
   low income, debt, finances                   16            30 
War in Iraq                                     31            21 
Problems with Bush                              11            15 
Distrust of politicians, government, 
   Washington, ethics in government/ 
   corruption                                   12             7 
Problems too big                                 3             6 
Moral decline/lack of religious faith            4             6 
Environmental problems/global warming            1             3 
Problems with Republicans/conservatives 
   (not specifically Bush)                       3             2 
Terrorism/threat of terrorism                    2             1 
Health care                                      2             1 
Illegal immigrants                               2             1 
Problems/issues not being resolved               2             1 
Ignoring domestic issues                         1             1 
Everything                                       1             1 
Problems with Democrats/liberals                 1             * 
Foreign policy                                   *             * 
Other                                            6             4 
No opinion                                       3             *

9. 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   opin.
11/4/06  RV   36        7         29      60       25         35        4  
10/22/06 RV   31        5         26      65       26         39        4  
         All  31        5         25      65       27         38        4  
10/8/06       32        5         27      66       29         37        2  
9/7/06        40                          55                            5
8/6/06        36                          60                            4
5/15/06       33                          63                            4 
4/9/06        35                          62                            3 
3/5/06        36                          62                            3
1/26/06       43                          53                            4
1/8/06        41                          55                            5
12/18/05      43                          53                            4
11/2/05       37                          59                            4
8/28/05       37                          59                            4
6/5/05        41                          54                            4
10/29/03      40                          52                            9
4/30/03       57                          37                            6
9/26/02       51                          43                            6
7/15/02       57                          36                            7
2/21/02       57                          39                            4
1/27/02       58                          35                            7
12/19/01      59                          34                            7
9/9/01        45                          48                            7
7/30/01       48                          48                            4
4/22/01       58                          33                            8
10/31/99      42                          53                            6
9/2/99        46                          47                            7
6/6/99        48                          46                            6
3/14/99       44                          49                            7
2/14/99       46                          50                            4    
12/20/98      44                          51                            5    
12/19/98      45                          50                            5    
12/13/98      49                          46                            5    
11/7/98       41                          55                            4    
11/1/98       49                          47                            5    
10/25/98      45                          44                           11    
10/18/98      46                          45                            8    
9/28/98       52                          44                            4    
8/21/98       55                          39                            6          
7/12/98       46                          44                           11          
5/12/98       45                          45                            9          
4/4/98        47                          45                            8          
1/31/98       55                          35                           10          
1/30/98       55                          35                           10          
1/25/98       56                          37                            8          
1/24/98       55                          38                            7          
1/19/98       47                          49                            5          
10/13/97      36                          57                            7          
8/27/97       39                          54                            7          
7/8/97        40                          53                            6          
4/24/97       40                          53                            7          
3/9/97        35                          60                            5          
8/5/96        42                          52                            7          
6/30/96       35                          58                            7          
5/22/96       35                          60                            5          
3/10/96       30                          64                            6          
1/7/96        31                          65                            5          
11/19/95      27                          68                            5          
10/1/95       32                          65                            3 
7/17/95       34                          63                            3         
3/19/95       39                          56                            5         
1/29/95       42                          52                            6         
10/31/94      21                          72                            8         
10/23/94      18                          78                            4         
9/11/94       24                          70                            5         
6/26/94       34                          61                            5         
3/27/94       35                          62                            3         
2/27/94       32                          64                            4         
1/23/94       29                          60                           11         
11/14/93      28                          66                            6         
8/8/93        33                          64                            3         
4/26/93       30                          69                            2         
1/17/93       29                          66                            6         
4/9/92        17                          78                            5         
3/18/92       19                          76                            5         
3/8/92        22                          73                            6         
2/2/92        32                          64                            4         
12/15/91      35                          59                            6         
10/21/91      45                          50                            5         
6/2/91        49                          46                            5 
10/14/90      34                          63                            3                  
2/4/90        41                          55                            4                  
1/16/90       39                          55                            6                  
8/21/89       42                          53                            5                  
5/23/89       54                          44                            2                  
2/14/89       53                          44                            3                  
1/23/88*      43                          53                            4                  
6/1/87        56                          40                            4                  
6/22/85       54                          37                            9                  
5/83          33                          43                           24                  
6/81          38                          40                           22                  
6/79          19                          61                           20                  
9/78          29                          49                           22                  
6/77          34                          42                           24                  
6/75          29                          54                           17                  
8/74          48       "          "       35       "          "        17                  
*1/23/88 and previous: Gallup

10. 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?

                 Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
11/4/06  RV        56            35              8
10/22/06 RV        62            32              6
         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

11. 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
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

12. Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the situation in Iraq?

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

13. Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think better represents your own personal values?

                                              Both      Neither     No      
               Democrats     Republicans     (vol.)     (vol.)      op. 
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

14. Whether or not you agree with them, do you think the Democrats are or are not offering the country a clear direction that's different from the Republicans?

                 Yes,            No,          No
               they are     they are not     opin.
11/4/06 RV        49             47            4
10/8/06           52             44            4
8/6/06            48             47            5
5/15/06           44             52            4
11/2/05           44             51            5

15. Do you think most of the (INSERT) in Congress deserve to be re-elected, or not?

11/4/06 - Summary Table, Among Registered Voters


                   Yes     No     No opin.
a. Democrats        48     41        10
b. Republicans      39     53         8

Trend:

a. Democrats

               Yes     No     No opin.
11/4/06 RV     48      41        10
10/8/06 RV     55      37         8


b. Republicans

               Yes     No     No opin.
11/4/06 RV     39      53         8
10/8/06 RV     38      56         5

16. 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
11/4/06  RV       41     59           *
10/22/06 RV       29     70           1
         All      25     74           *


17. (IF CONTACTED, Q16) Were you asked to vote for a (Republican) candidate or for a (Democratic) candidate?

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

18. All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not?

              ----- Worth fighting ----     --- Not worth fighting --      No     
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat     NET   Somewhat   Strongly      op. 
11/4/06  RV   44       33         12        53       10         44          2
10/22/06 RV   40       30         11        57       10         47          2
         All  40       28         12        57       11         47          2
10/8/06       35       25         10        63       13         50          2 
9/7/06        42       29         13        56       11         45          2 
8/6/06        39       29         10        59       12         47          1 
6/25/06       40       25         15        58       13         45          2
5/15/06       37       24         14        62       12         50          1    
4/9/06        41       30         11        58       10         48          1    
3/5/06        42       29         14        57       11         46          1  
1/26/06       44       32         12        55       13         42          1
1/8/06        43       30         13        55       12         43          2
12/18/05      46       33         14        52       11         42          1 
11/2/05       39       25         13        60       12         48          1
8/28/05       46       33         12        53        9         44          1
6/26/05       46       33         13        53       10         43          1 
6/5/05        41       29         12        58       12         46          1
4/24/05       44       31         13        54       12         42          2  
3/13/05       45       34         11        53       11         42          2  
1/16/05       44       32         12        55       10         45          1  
12/19/04      42       31         11        56       10         47          2  
10/3/04 LV    49       34         15        48       11         37          3  
9/26/04 RV    46       35         12        51        8         42          3 
9/8/04  RV    51       38         13        45       10         34          4
8/29/04 RV    48       34         14        50       11         39          2 
7/25/04       49       36         13        48       11         37          3 
6/20/04       47       32         14        52       13         39          2 
5/23/04       48       35         13        50       13         37          1     
5/6/04        49       NA         NA        47       NA         NA          5
4/18/04       51                            47                              2
3/7/04        52                            44                              3 
2/11/04       48                            50                              2
1/18/04       56                            41                              3 
12/21/03      59                            39                              2     
12/14/03      53                            42                              5     
11/16/03      52                            44                              4     
10/29/03      54                            44                              2     
10/13/03      54                            44                              2     
9/13/03       61                            37                              2     
9/7/03        54                            42                              4     
8/24/03       57                            37                              5     
8/11/03       61                            35                              4     
7/10/03       57                            40                              3     
6/22/03       64                            33                              3     
4/30/03       70       "           "        27       "           "          4     
2/2/92*       66       NA         NA        32       NA         NA          2     
7/28/91       67                            30                              3     
6/2/91        70                            26                              3     
3/4/91        86       "           "        13       "           "          1     
*2/2/92 and previous: "the Persian Gulf war"; 3/4/91: "this war"

19. In making its case for war with Iraq, do you think the Bush administration (told the American public what it believed to be true), or (intentionally misled the American public)?

              Told the American public      Intentionally misled      No
            what it believed to be true      the American public     opin.
11/4/06 RV               51                          47                2
5/15/06                  46                          52                2
11/2/05                  44                          55                2
6/26/05                  48                          52                *
3/13/05                  55                          43                2
8/29/04 RV               57                          40                3
7/25/04                  55                          42                3

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

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

21. How confident are you that your own vote in this election will be accurately counted this year: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all?

                ----- Confident -----    ----- Not Confident -----      No
                NET   Very   Somewhat    NET   Not too   Not at all     op.
11/4/06  RV     84     49       34       15        9         6           2
10/27/04 LV*    91     62       29        8        6         2           1
*"Your own vote for presidentů"

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

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

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

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

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

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

911. What, if anything, is your religion?

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

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

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

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


Less than high school 	        14
Graduated high school      	32
Some college               	22
Graduated College          	20
Post-graduate              	12

Q910. What is your age?


18-29                      	21
30-39                      	16
40-49                      	23
50-64                      	24
65+                        	17

Q918. Are you of Hispanic origin or background? IF YES: Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic? IF NO: Are you white, black, or some other race?


White                      	78
Black                      	 9
Hispanic	 		 7
Asian                      	 1
Other Race                 	 4

Q921. RESPONDENT'S SEX


Male                       	48
Female                     	52

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