Washington Post-ABC News Poll

The Washington Post-ABC News
Sunday, November 4, 2007

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone October 29-November 1, 2007, among a random national sample of 1,131 adults, including additional interviews with randomly-selected African Americans, for a total of 203 black respondents. The results from the full survey have margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

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

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

2. Do you 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  
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 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

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

                      11/1/07   9/7/07
Iraq/War in Iraq        29        35
Terrorism/National    
 security                5         6
Economy/Jobs            14        11
Education                2         1
Environment              2         1 
Health care             13        13
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in 
 government              4         6
Immigration/Illegal 
 immigration             5         5
Abortion                 1         1
Morals/Family 
 values                  3         2
Federal budget 
 deficit                 1         1
Housing/Mortgages        *         *
Global warming           *         *
Social Security          2         1
Foreign policy           2         1
Iran/Situation
 in Iran                 *         0
Taxes                    1         1
None/Nothing             *         *
Other                    9         7
No opinion               8         9

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

                      11/1/07   9/7/07
Iraq/War in Iraq        19        20
Terrorism/National    
 security                4         3
Economy/Jobs            18        17
Education                5         6
Environment              2         1 
Health care             15        15
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in 
 government              2         1
Immigration/Illegal    
 immigration             3         5
Abortion                 2         1
Morals/Family 
 values                  *         2
Federal budget 
 deficit                 *         3
Housing/Mortgages        1         *
Global warming           *         1
Social Security          2         2
Foreign policy           1         1
Iran/Situation
 in Iran                 *         *
Taxes                    2         2
None/Nothing             7         4
Other                    7         5
No opinion               9        10

3/4 NET: Top two most important issues combined.

                      11/1/07   9/7/07
Iraq/War in Iraq        45        53
Terrorism/National    
 security                9         9
Economy/Jobs            29        25
Education                6         6
Environment              3         2 
Health care             27        27
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in 
 government              5         7
Immigration/Illegal 
 immigration             8         9
Abortion                 2         2
Morals/Family 
 values                  3         4
Federal budget 
 deficit                 1         3
Housing/Mortgages        1         *
Global warming           1         1
Social Security          4         3
Foreign policy           3         2
Iran/Situation
 in Iran                 *         *
Taxes                    3         3
None/Nothing             7         4
Other                   15        12
No opinion               8         9

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

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

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

11/1/07 Summary Table

                                 Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The Republicans in Congress      32         63            6
b. The Democrats in Congress        36         58            6

Trend:

a. The Republicans in Congress

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
11/1/07         32          63            6
9/30/07         29          67            4
7/21/07         34          64            2
6/1/07          36          58            6
4/15/07         39          59            2
10/8/06         35          63            2
5/15/06         33          64            3
11/2/05         35          61            4
6/5/05          42          56            2
6/6/99          41          52            7 
3/14/99         40          56            4
7/8/97          40          54            6
9/15/96  RV     46          48            6
6/30/96         38          56            6
4/5/95          45          50            5
10/31/94        33          59            7
10/23/94        31          64            5
9/11/94         35          59            6

b. The Democrats in Congress

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

7. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (NAME)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

11/1/07 - Summary Table

                     ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                     NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
a. Hillary Clinton   50       28         22      46       11         35         4
b. John McCain       43       10         34      42       23         19        14
c. Barack Obama      51       21         30      36       16         20        13
d. Rudy Giuliani     50       18         32      40       18         23         9
e. Fred Thompson     33        8         25      37       23         14        31
f. John Edwards      49       14         35      35       18         18        16
g. Mitt Romney       28        6         21      41       24         17        31
h. Mike Huckabee     21        6         15      30       20         11        49

Trend where available:

a. Hillary Clinton

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/1/07       50       28         22      46       11         35         4  
2/25/07       49       25         24      48       13         35         3     
1/19/07       54       31         23      44       14         30         3     
12/11/06      56       27         29      40       11         29         4     
5/15/06       54       29         25      42       11         31         4
3/5/06        52       27         25      46       12         33         2
6/5/05        51       NA         NA      46       NA         NA         3
6/1/03        44       15         29      48       16         32         8
9/2/99        49       NA         NA      44       NA         NA         7
6/6/99        59                          35                             6
3/14/99       60                          36                             4
2/14/99       63                          31                             6
11/1/98       64                          31                             5
8/21/98       64                          28                             8
8/19/98       64                          32                             4  
4/4/98        58                          33                            10  
1/30/98       60                          30                            10  
1/19/98       52                          39                             9  
3/9/97        47                          44                             9  
9/4/96   RV   47                          42                            12  
6/30/96       44                          47                             9  
1/21/96       28                          36                            36  
1/19/96       32                          34                            34  
10/31/94      47                          44                             8  
5/15/94       54                          41                             5  
3/27/94       53                          39                             8  
1/23/94       55                          34                            11  
11/14/93      58                          33                             9  
8/8/93        59                          33                             8  
4/26/93       54                          26                            20  
2/23/93       59                          24                            18  
1/17/93       51                          20                            29
7/8/92        30                          26                            43
3/28/92       28                          22                            51          

b. John McCain

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/1/07       43       10         34      42       23         19        14  
2/25/07       52       13         39      35       22         13        13     
1/19/07       49       NA         NA      35       NA         NA        16 
12/11/06      50       17         33      31       20         11        19 
5/15/06       55       20         35      31       20         11        14
3/5/06        59       22         38      29       18         11        12
6/5/05        57       NA         NA      32       NA         NA        11
7/30/01       57                          30                            12
2/27/00       60                          21                            19
10/31/99      36                          22                            41
9/2/99        22                          10                            68
3/14/99       20                          10                            69

c. Barack Obama

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/1/07       51       21         30      36       16         20        13  
2/25/07       53       21         33      30       16         14        16     
1/19/07       45       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        25 
12/11/06      44       21         22      23       17          6        33

d. Rudy Giuliani

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/1/07       50       18         32      40       18         23         9  
2/25/07       64       22         41      28       15         13         8     
1/19/07       61       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        10 
12/11/06      67       29         38      23       14          9        11

e. No trend.

f. John Edwards

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/1/07       49       14         35      35       18         18        16  
2/25/07       46       13         33      39       22         17        14     
12/11/06      49       13         36      26       16         10        25
10/3/04* LV   45       NA         NA      30       NA         NA        25
9/8/04   RV   39       NA         NA      26       NA         NA        35
8/1/04   RV   49       NA         NA      18       NA         NA        33  
7/25/04  RV   50       NA         NA      24       NA         NA        26
*10/3/04 and previous: "Regardless of how you might vote, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of John Edwards or perhaps you don't know enough to say." 

g. Mitt Romney

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/1/07       28        6         21      41       24         17        31  
2/25/07       26        5         21      34       22         12        40     
12/11/06      22        5         17      24       20          4        54

h. No trend.

8. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (ITEM)?

11/1/07 - Summary Table

                          Favorable   Unfavorable   No opinion
a. The Republican Party      39           56             5
b. The Democratic Party      51           45             5

Trend:

a. The Republican Party

              Favorable   Unfavorable   No opinion
11/1/07          39           56             5
3/5/06           51           46             3 
6/5/05           49           49             2
12/15/02         56           38             5
1/27/02          63           30             7
7/30/01          51           46             3
12/15/00         54           35            11
1/16/00          53           37            10
1/10/00*         53           41             6
1/10/00  LV      56           39             5
11/21/99         50           44             6
5/2/99           47           44             9
2/21/99          45           46             9
2/13/99          40           54             5
2/8/99           45           47             8
1/10/99          40           52             8
12/20/98         31           57            12
12/16/98         43           47            10
10/29/97         50           42             8
9/1/96   RV      50           45             5
8/18/96  RV      55           41             4
8/7/96   RV      51           44             5
4/10/96          52           41             7
4/19/95          52           42             6
7/8/92   RV      53           39             8
*1/10/00 and previous: Gallup

b. The Democratic Party

              Favorable   Unfavorable   No opinion
11/1/07          51           45             5
3/5/06           55           41             4
6/5/05           51           47             2
12/15/02         56           37             6
1/27/02          56           36             8
7/30/01          60           36             4
12/15/00         64           25            11
1/16/00          56           35             9
1/10/00*         61           33             6
1/10/00  LV      58           37             5
11/21/99         51           41             8
5/2/99           53           37            10
2/21/99          55           37             8
2/13/99          56           38             6
2/8/99           57           37             6
1/10/99          57           35             8
12/20/98         57           30            13
12/16/98         58           32            10
10/29/97         54           39             7
9/1/96   RV      60           36             4
8/18/96  RV      55           41             4
8/7/96   RV      57           38             5
4/10/96          55           38             7
4/19/95          51           43             6
7/8/92   RV      54           38             8    
*1/10/00 and previous: Gallup

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

11/1/07 - Summary Table

                                                      Both    Neither     No
                           Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. The situation in Iraq      50           34          2        10         4
b. Health care                54           29          2        10         5
c. The U.S. campaign  
   against terrorism          41           42          4         9         4
d. The economy                50           35          3         9         4
e. Taxes                      46           40          2         8         4
f. Immigration issues         42           35          4        13         6  

Trend:

a. The situation in Iraq       

                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
11/1/07            50           34           2       10         4
9/30/07            49           34           3       11         3
9/7/07             42           31           3       19         5
11/4/06    RV      42           42           1       11         3
10/22/06   RV      48           40           1        8         3
10/8/06            51           38           3        7         2
9/7/06             43           44           2       10         2
8/6/06             43           40           *       11         5
6/25/06            47           41           1        9         2    
5/15/06            50           36           2       10         3
4/9/06             49           42           1        6         2 
3/5/06             42           42           2       11         2
1/26/06            47           40           1        9         2
12/18/05           47           44           2        6         2
11/2/05            48           37           2       11         2
12/15/02*          30           56           4        7         3
10/27/02   LV      31           58           3        4         4 
9/26/02            33           52           6        4         6      
*12/15/02 and previous: "The situation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein"

b. Health care

                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
11/1/07            54           29           2       10         5
9/30/07            56           26           2       12         5
10/8/06            61           28           1        7         2
5/15/06            61           28           1        7         2
4/9/06             61           29           *        6         3
11/2/05            54           29           2       12         3
12/15/02*          53           33           3        7         4 
10/27/02*  LV      50           39           3        5         3 
9/26/02*           50           35           4        5         6  
7/15/02**          47           37           3        9         5
1/27/02**          50           35           5        5         4
1/19/98***         54           33           2        7         4
10/23/94           46           29           2       21         2
9/11/94            51           29           3       12         5
2/27/94            58           22           5       11         3
2/2/92             60           25           3        8         4
12/15/91           57           23           3       11         5
*"The cost, availability, and coverage of health insurance"
**"improving the health care system"
***1/19/98 and previous: "Providing affordable health care"

c. The U.S. campaign against terrorism 

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

d. The economy

                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
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"

e. Taxes

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

f. Immigration issues

                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
11/1/07            42           35           4       13         6
10/8/06            49           36           4       10         3
6/25/06            45           40           1        9         5    
5/15/06            48           34           1       14         4
4/9/06             50           38           1        7         4

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

              ----- Worth fighting ----   --- Not worth fighting --     No     
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion 
11/1/07       35       23         12      63       12         51         2
9/30/07       38       25         14      59       12         47         3 
9/7/07        36       23         13      62       11         51         2  
7/21/07       36       25         12      63       10         53         1 
6/1/07        37       24         12      61       12         50         2 
4/15/07       33       22         11      66       12         54         1 
2/25/07       34       22         12      64       13         51         2
1/10/07       40       28         12      58       11         47         2
12/11/06      36       25         11      61       12         50         2  
11/4/06  RV   44       33         12      53       10         44         2
10/22/06      40       28         12      57       11         47         2
10/8/06       35       25         10      63       13         50         2 
9/7/06        42       29         13      56       11         45         2 
8/6/06        39       29         10      59       12         47         1 
6/25/06       40       25         15      58       13         45         2
5/15/06       37       24         14      62       12         50         1    
4/9/06        41       30         11      58       10         48         1    
3/5/06        42       29         14      57       11         46         1  
1/26/06       44       32         12      55       13         42         1
1/8/06        43       30         13      55       12         43         2
12/18/05      46       33         14      52       11         42         1 
11/2/05       39       25         13      60       12         48         1
8/28/05       46       33         12      53        9         44         1
6/26/05       46       33         13      53       10         43         1 
6/5/05        41       29         12      58       12         46         1
4/24/05       44       31         13      54       12         42         2  
3/13/05       45       34         11      53       11         42         2  
1/16/05       44       32         12      55       10         45         1  
12/19/04      42       31         11      56       10         47         2  
10/3/04  LV   49       34         15      48       11         37         3  
9/26/04  RV   46       35         12      51        8         42         3 
9/8/04   RV   51       38         13      45       10         34         4
8/29/04  RV   48       34         14      50       11         39         2 
7/25/04       49       36         13      48       11         37         3 
6/20/04       47       32         14      52       13         39         2 
5/23/04       48       35         13      50       13         37         1     
5/6/04        49       NA         NA      47       NA         NA         5
4/18/04       51                          47                             2
3/7/04        52                          44                             3 
2/11/04       48                          50                             2
1/18/04       56                          41                             3 
12/21/03      59                          39                             2     
12/14/03      53                          42                             5     
11/16/03      52                          44                             4     
10/29/03      54                          44                             2     
10/13/03      54                          44                             2     
9/13/03       61                          37                             2     
9/7/03        54                          42                             4     
8/24/03       57                          37                             5     
8/11/03       61                          35                             4     
7/10/03       57                          40                             3     
6/22/03       64                          33                             3     
4/30/03       70                          27                             4     
2/2/92*       66                          32                             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"

Questions 11-13 held for release.

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

              ---- Closely -----   ---- Not closely -----     No
              NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not too   At all   opinion  
11/1/07       67     21     46     33       22       12        0  
9/30/07       69     21     48     30       21       10        * 
7/21/07       70     22     48     30       20       10        *  
6/1/07        66     18     48     34       22       13        *  
4/15/07       66     20     45     34       20       14        *  
2/25/07       65     20     44     35       25       10        *

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

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

15. I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the 2008 presidential primary or caucus in your state. Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?


                                       Less than    Will not     No primary/      No
          Certain   Probable   50-50     50-50     vote (vol.)   caucus (vol.)   opin. 
11/1/07     69         12       10         6            3             *            1 

08DEM1/1a. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) If the 2008 Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were: (Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, or Mike Gravel), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE

                   11/1/07   9/30/07   9/7/07   7/21/07   6/1/07   4/15/07   2/25/07
Hillary Clinton      49        53        41       45        42       41        43
Barack Obama         26        20        27       30        27       25        27
John Edwards         12        13        14       12        11       17        14
Joe Biden             3         2         3        2         2        2         2
Bill Richardson       2         3         2        3         2        3         3
Dennis Kucinich       2         1         2        1         2        1         *
Chris Dodd            1         *         1        1         1        *         *
Mike Gravel           *         0         1        0         *        *         *
Other (vol.)          *         *         1        1         *        1         *
None (vol.)           1         4         4        2         4        3         4
Wouldn't vote (vol.)  1         1         0        2         1        1         1
No opinion            2         2         5        2         6        5         4
*Asked Al Gore 7/21 and previous, Wesley Clark 4/15 and previous, Tom Vilsack 2/25 and previous, John Kerry 1/19 and previous, Evan Bayh 12/11

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

11/1/07 - Summary Table

                  Strongly   Somewhat   No opinion 
Hillary Clinton      57         42           1
Barack Obama         50         50           0

Trend where available:

Hillary Clinton
11/1/07              57         42           1
9/30/07              61         39           0
7/21/07              68         32           0
6/1/07               53         47           0
4/15/07              59         41           0
2/25/06              56         44           0

Barack Obama
11/1/07              50         50           0
9/30/07              52         48           0
7/21/07              56         43           1
6/1/07               43         56           1
4/15/07              51         49           0
2/25/06              60         38           1

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

           ---- Satisfied ------   --- Dissatisfied ----     No
           NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Very   opinion
11/1/07    81     30       51      18       14        4       1
9/7/07     78     28       50      21       17        4       2
7/21/07    83     33       50      16       14        2       1
6/1/07     79     26       53      18       15        4       2
4/15/07    80     29       51      18       14        3       2
2/25/07    86     29       57      12        9        3       2
10/29/03   68      9       58      28       21        8       4
9/13/03    64      8       56      34       27        7       2
1/16/00    69     14       56      28       21        7       2
*10/29/03 and previous: "candidates in the Democratic primary"

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

11/1/07 - Summary Table
                                                        All   Any 2   None  No 
                                 Clinton Obama Edwards (vol.) (vol.) (vol.) op.
a. is the strongest leader          59     24     12     1      1      1     3 
b. is the most honest and 
   trustworthy                      34     29     18     5      2      7     5
c. has the best chance of 
   getting elected president      
   in November 2008                 62     15     14     1      2      1     5
d. best reflects the core values
   of the Democratic party          44     25     21     2      1      2     5
e. is closest to you on the 
   issues                           46     27     18     *      2      2     5
f. is best able to handle the 
   situation in Iraq                50     23     16     2      1      3     4  
g. is best able to handle the 
   situation involving Iran         52     22     14     2      *      4     7 

Trend where available:

a. is the strongest leader

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07     59        24      12        1         1        1        3
9/30/07     61        20      13        1         1        2        3
6/1/07      50        26      15        1         1        1        5
2/25/07     52        23      17        1         1        1        5

b. is the most honest and trustworthy

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07     34        29      18        5         2        7        5
9/30/07     35        26      22        2         1        8        5
6/1/07      28        34      22        3         2        6        6
2/25/07     29        34      21        3         2        7        5

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

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07     62        15      14        1         2        1        5
9/30/07     57        16      20        *         1        1        3
6/1/07      43        21      26        1         2        1        6
2/25/07     48        17      25        *         2        1        6

d. best reflects the core values of the Democratic party

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07     44        25      21        2         1        2        5
9/30/07     50        18      21        2         2        1        6

e. is closest to you on the issues                         

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07     46        27      18        *         2        2        5
6/1/07      41        27      18        1         1        3        9
2/25/07     43        28      19        1         1        2        6

f. is best able to handle the situation in Iraq  

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07     50        23      16        2         1        3        4
9/30/07*    52        22      17        1         *        4        5
* "The war in Iraq"

g. No trend.

08REP1/1a. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) If the 2008 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were: (Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul, or Fred Thompson), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE 

                     11/1/07   9/30/07   9/7/07   7/21/07   6/1/07   4/15/07   2/25/07
Rudy Giuliani          33        34       28        37       34        35        53
John McCain            19        12       18        16       20        22        23
Fred Thompson          16        17       19        15       13        10        NA
Mitt Romney            11        11       10         8       10        10         5
Mike Huckabee           9         8        5         2        2         1         2
Ron Paul                3         3        1         2        2         1         1
Duncan Hunter           2         2        1         2        1         1         *
Tom Tancredo            1         1        *         2        1         1         1
Other (vol.)            *         *        1         *        *         0         *
None (vol.)             4         4        2         5        3         4         2
Wouldn't vote (vol.)    *         1        2         1        *         *         1
No opinion              3         8       10         5       10         7         5
*Asked Sam Brownback 9/30 and previous, Tommy Thompson 7/21 and previous, Jim Gilmore 6/1 and previous, Chuck Hagel and George Pataki, 4/15 and previous. 


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

                Strongly   Somewhat   No opinion 
Rudy Giuliani   
11/1/07            45         55           0  
9/30/07            42         56           2
7/21/07            32         67           * 
6/1/07             36         63           1 
4/15/07            45         55           0 
2/25/07            38         61           *

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

          ---- Satisfied ------   --- Dissatisfied ----     No
          NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Very   opinion
11/1/07   69     16       54      28       22        7       2 
9/7/07    68     19       49      26       21        6       5 
7/21/07   65     13       53      32       26        6       3 
6/1/07    68     11       56      28       22        6       4 
4/15/07   65     16       49      31       27        5       3 
2/25/07   73     14       58      24       20        5       3

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

11/1/07 - Summary Table

                                                        All   Any 2   None  No 
                       Giuliani McCain Romney Thompson (vol.) (vol.) (vol.) op.
a. is the strongest
   leader                 49      24      7      11      *      *      2     6
b. is the most honest 
   and trustworthy        28      24     13      16      1      1      8     9
c. has the best 
   chance of getting
   elected president      
   in November 2008       46      18      9      12      *      2      5     8
d. best reflects the 
   core values of the 
   Republican Party       25      24     17      19      1      1      4    10
e. is closest to you
   on the issues          28      23     14      19      *      1      4    11
f. is best able to
   handle the 
   situation in Iraq      35      34      6      12      1      1      3     9 

Trend where available:

a. is the strongest leader                 

                                                   All      Any 2    None      No 
          Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Thompson   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07      49        24        7        11        *         *       2         6
9/30/07      47        20        8        12        *         1       3         9

b. is the most honest and trustworthy        

                                                   All      Any 2    None      No 
          Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Thompson   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07      28        24       13        16        1         1       8         9
9/30/07      26        26       13        17        1         1       8         8

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

                                                   All      Any 2    None      No 
          Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Thompson   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07      46        18        9        12        *         2       5         8
9/30/07      50        15        6        13        1         2       3        10

d. best reflects the core values of the Republican Party       

                                                   All      Any 2    None      No 
          Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Thompson   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07      25        24       17        19        1         1       4        10
9/30/07      23        26       13        21        *         1       5        11

e. No trend.

f. is best able to handle the situation in Iraq 

                                                   All      Any 2    None      No 
          Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Thompson   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07      35        34        6        12        1         1       3         9
9/30/07*     37        31        5        16        0         *       3         8
* "The war in Iraq"

22. 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
11/1/07        49              41           8        1         1
9/30/07        52              40           7        1         1
7/21/07        50              41           6        *         2

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

NET LEANED VOTE:
                               Other    Neither    Would not      No
          Giuliani   Clinton   (vol.)   (vol.)    vote (vol.)   opinion 
11/1/07      46         50        *        2           1           1
9/30/07      43         51        *        3           2           * 
1/19/07      47         49        0        2           *           1

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

NET LEANED VOTE:

                               Other    Neither    Would not      No
           McCain    Clinton   (vol.)   (vol.)    vote (vol.)   opinion
11/1/07      43         52        1        2           1           1

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

NET LEANED VOTE:

                               Other    Neither    Would not      No
          Thompson   Clinton   (vol.)   (vol.)    vote (vol.)   opinion 
11/1/07      40         56        *        2           1           1

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

NET LEANED VOTE:

                               Other    Neither    Would not      No
           Romney    Clinton   (vol.)   (vol.)    vote (vol.)   opinion 
11/1/07      39         57        1        2           1           1

27. Does the fact that Clinton would be the first woman president make you (more) likely to vote for her, (less) likely to vote for her, or doesn't it make a difference in your vote?

          More   Less   No difference   No opinion 
11/1/07    15     10          75             *    

28. Thinking ahead to November 2008, regardless of your local contest, which party would you like to see in control of Congress after the next congressional elections, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?

                                    Neither     No
          Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)    opinion
11/1/07      54           40           3         2

Compare to:

Regardless of your local contest, which party would you like to see in control of Congress after the congressional elections in November, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?

                                        Neither      No
          Democrats     Republicans      (vol.)    opinion
10/8/06      59             36            3          2
5/15/06      56             33            8          3
11/2/05      55             37            6          2

29. Thinking ahead to November 2008, which of these two statements comes closest to your own views: (After eight years of George W. Bush, we need to elect a president who can set the nation in a new direction) OR (We need to keep the country moving in the direction Bush has been taking us)?

          -- New direction --   -- Same direction--   Somewhere in     Neither    No
          NET  Strngly  Smwht   NET  Smwht  Strngly   between (vol.)   (vol.)    opin.
11/1/07   75     60       14    23     10      13           2             1        1

Compare to:

Which of these two statements comes closest to your own views: A) After four years of George W. Bush, we need to elect a president who can set the nation in a new direction. B) We need to keep the country moving in the direction Bush has been taking us.


                       New        Same      Somewhere in     Neither     No
                    direction   direction   between (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
3/7/04                 57          41            1              1         1

Bill Clinton:      
8/6/00                 48          44            2              4         2
7/23/00                46          49            2              1         2
2/27/00                48          49            1              *         1
1/26/00                44          53            1              2         1
10/31/99               47          48            3              1         1
9/2/99                 47          49            2              1         2
3/14/98                39          56            3              1         1

George H.W. Bush:   
8/9/92                 74          23            *              *         2
6/7/92                 75          21            1              1         1
3/11/92                66          30            1              2         1
12/15/91               63          31            2              2         2
10/21/91               51          44            2              1         1

Reagan:
9/19/88  RV            51          46            1              1         1
8/14/88                58          38            2              1         1
5/25/88                57          39            2              1         2
9/23/87                55          41            2              1         1
4/13/87                56          41            1              1         1

30. 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
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
7/8/92            55              38             7

31. Do you think homosexual couples should or should not be allowed to form legally recognized civil unions, giving them the legal rights of married couples in areas such as health insurance, inheritance and pension coverage?

          Should   Should not   No opinion            
11/1/07     55         42            3  
6/4/06*     45         48            7
3/7/04      51         46            3  
2/22/04     45         48            7    
1/18/04     46         51            4               
9/7/03      40         51            9
* Strongly/somewhat follow asked 6/4/06 and others

32. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

              ------ Legal ------   ----- Illegal -----                      
                     All    Most          Most     All      No                 
              NET   cases   cases   NET   cases   cases   opinion  
11/1/07       55     19      36     43     27      16        2 
7/21/07       56     23      34     41     28      14        2             
2/25/07       56     16      39     42     31      12        2             
12/18/0       56     17      40     41     27      13        3             
4/24/05       56     20      36     42     27      14        3  
12/19/04      55     21      34     42     25      17        3  
5/23/04       54     23      31     44     23      20        2  
1/20/03       57     23      34     42     25      17        2
8/12/01       49     22      27     48     28      20        3
6/24/01       52     22      31     43     23      20        4                 
1/15/01       59     21      38     39     25      14        1                 
9/6/00   RV   55     20      35     42     25      16        3                 
7/23/00       53     20      33     43     26      17        4                 
9/2/99        56     20      37     42     26      15        2                 
3/14/99       55     21      34     42     27      15        3                 
7/12/98       54     19      35     42     29      13        4                 
8/5/96        56     22      34     41     27      14        3                 
6/30/96       58     24      34     40     25      14        2                 
10/1/95       60     26      35     37     25      12        3                 
9/21/95       60     24      36     36     25      11        4                 
7/17/95       59     27      32     40     26      14        1

33. Would you support or oppose a program giving ILLEGAL immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here LEGALLY if they pay a fine and meet other requirements?

          Support   Oppose   No opinion
11/1/07     51        44          4
6/1/07      52        44          4

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

              --- Excellent/Good ---   --- Not so good/Poor ---     No      
              NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion 
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/Post CCI trend

35. As you may know, periods of economic growth are followed by periods of recession. Do you think a recession over the next year is very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely or very unlikely?

          ------- Likely ------   ----- Unlikely ------     No
          NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Very   opinion
11/1/07   69     23       46      28       20        8       2 
2/14/99   49     14       35      46       26       20       4

36. Do you consider yourself to be a feminist, or not?

             Yes   No   No opinion   
11/1/07      26    69        5
9/30/07      22    75        3
4/30/06*     24    69        7
5/24/05*     19    75        6
6/17/01**    23    73        4
12/16/99*    17    77        6
9/20/97*     19    75        6
10/11/91**   30    60       10
*CBS News  **Gallup

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

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

904. Do you lean more towards the:

         Democratic Party    Republican Party    (VOL) Neither    No op.
11/1/07        42                   34                 22           2
9/30/07        38                   34                 27           1
9/7/07         40                   27                 28           5
7/21/07        42                   34                 22           1
6/1/07         45                   27                 26           2
4/15/07        39                   30                 29           2
2/25/07        42                   33                 24           1
1/19/07        50                   27                 20           3
12/11/06       44                   32                 23           1

NET LEANED PARTY:

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
11/1/07        50            41               6           2         1
9/30/07        50            38               9           2         *
9/7/07         49            36              11           3         1
7/21/07        53            38               7           3         0
6/1/07         52            36              10           2         1
4/15/07        51            37              10           2         *
2/25/07        52            39               8           1         *
1/19/07        56            34               7           2         *
12/11/06       52            38               7           3         *

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

             Yes     No     No opinion
11/1/07      81      19          1
9/30/07      81      18          1
9/7/07       80      19          1
7/21/07      84      16          *
6/1/07       82      18          *
4/15/07      85      15          *
2/25/07      84      16          *
1/19/07      80      20          *
12/11/06     84      16          *
11/4/06      80      19          *
10/22/06     78      22          3
10/8/06      85      15          *
9/7/06       81      19          *
8/6/06       85      15          0
6/25/06      83      17          1
5/15/06      83      17          *
5/11/06      84      16          *
4/9/06       83      17          0
1/26/06      81      19          *
12/18/05     86      14          *
11/2/05      86      14          *

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

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

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

High school or less        15
Graduated high school      32
Some college               23
Graduated College          21
Post-graduate               9

Q910. What is your age?

18-29                      22
30-39                      18
40-49                      20
50-64                      24
65+                        16

911. What, if anything, is your religion?

                                      Christian       Other Non-         No
           Protestant   Catholic   (Non-Protestant)   Christian   None   op. 
11/1/07        46          21              15              6       13     1
9/30/07        44          21              14              6       15     *
9/7/07         46          21              14              4       13     *
7/21/07        46          20              14              5       12     *
6/1/07         44          22              14              4       15     1
4/15/07        42          21              17              5       13     1
2/25/07        44          21              14              6       14     *
1/19/07        44          23              10              5       14     1
12/11/06       42          21              12              2       16     1
11/4/06        48          23              12              2       12     1
10/22/06       44          21              14              3       15     1
10/8/06        44          19              13              5       15     *
9/7/06         46          19              12              6       14     1
8/6/06         45          23              12              3       16     1
6/25/06        45          23              12              4       14     *
5/15/06        46          22              14              4       12     *
5/11/06        46          24              10              4       13     1
4/9/06         42          24              14              5       14     *
3/5/06         44          21              14              4       14     *
1/26/06        46          24              11              4       14     1
1/8/06         45          20              12              4       15     1
12/18/05       44          21              13              3       15     1
11/2/05        46          21              11              6       15     *
9/11/05        44          23              12              3       15     *
8/28/05        44          23              14              3       13     1
6/26/05        46          22              10              4       16     *
6/5/05         47          23              11              4       14     *
4/24/05        47          21              12              4       14     1

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

            Yes     No     No opin.
11/1/07     41      56         3
9/30/07     42      55         3
9/7/07      44      54         3
7/21/07     45      54         1
6/1/07      42      56         3
4/15/07     40      58         2
2/25/07     42      55         3
1/19/07     43      55         2
12/11/06    44      53         3
11/4/06     43      55         2
10/22/06    43      53         4
10/8/06     44      55         1
9/7/06      45      53         2
8/6/06      46      51         3
6/25/06     42      55         3
5/15/06     42      56         1
5/11/06     38      60         2
4/9/06      40      59         1
3/5/06      46      53         1
1/26/06     44      54         2
1/8/06      45      51         3
12/18/05    43      54         2
11/2/05     41      57         2
9/11/05     40      58         2
8/28/05     43      54         3
6/26/05     42      55         3
6/5/05      44      54         2
4/24/05     42      56         2

911e. Aside from weddings and funerals, how often if ever do you attend religious services: at least once a week, almost every week, about once a month, less often than that, or never?

             At least 1   Almost   Once per   Less often
              per week   every wk    month     than that   Never  No op.
11/1/07          30         11         18         26         14     *
9/30/07          31         10         13         30         15     *
2/25/07          32         12         16         25         15     *

914. Are you:

Never Married Separated Divorced Widowed Married 11/1/07 58 4 11 7 21 9/30/07 53 2 12 7 26 7/21/07 57 3 10 6 23 6/1/07 56 2 10 7 25 4/15/07 58 2 11 8 22 2/25/07 58 2 10 9 21 1/19/07 58 4 10 7 20

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+
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

Q921. Sex

Male               48
Female             52

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