Washington Post-ABC News Poll

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone December 6-9, 2007, among a random national sample of 1,136 adults, including additional interviews with randomly-selected African Americans, for a total of 205 black respondents. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. It is four points for the sample of 610 Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents, five points for the 409 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, five points for the 429 likely Democratic primary voters and six points for the 293 likely Republican primary voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way 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
12/9/07       33       17         16      64       14         50         3  
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 approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)?

        
12/9/07 - Summary Table
                                       Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The situation in Iraq                 33          65            2
b. The US campaign against terrorism     46          52            3
c. The economy                           34          63            3

Trend:

a. The situation in Iraq

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/9/07       33       19         14      65       13         52         2 
9/30/07       30       17         14      68       12         57         1 
9/7/07        34       16         18      65       12         53         1
7/21/07       31       17         14      68       11         58         1 
6/1/07        31       17         14      67       11         56         1 
4/15/07       29       17         13      70       11         59         * 
2/25/07       31       17         14      67       13         55         1
1/19/07       29       16         13      70       13         57         1
1/10/07       34       21         13      64       14         50         2
12/11/06      28       12         16      70       13         57         2
10/8/06       35       21         14      64       10         54         1
9/7/06        41       25         16      57       10         47         2
8/6/06        36       21         15      62       10         52         2
6/25/06       37       21         17      62       11         52         *
5/15/06       32       19         13      66       13         53         1
4/9/06        37       21         16      62       11         51         1
3/5/06        40       23         17      59       12         47         *
1/26/06       39       24         15      60       10         50         1 
12/18/05      46       31         15      53       10         43         1 
11/2/05       36       20         15      64       13         51         1
9/11/05       38       NA         NA      62       NA         NA         1
8/28/05       42       28         14      57       11         46         1
6/26/05       43       25         18      56       12         44         1
6/5/05        41       NA         NA      58       NA         NA         1
4/24/05       42                          56                             2
3/13/05       39                          57                             4
1/16/05       40                          58                             2
12/19/04      42                          57                             1
9/26/04  RV   47                          50                             3
8/29/04  RV   47                          51                             2
7/25/04       45                          53                             2
6/20/04       44                          55                             2
5/23/04       40                          58                             2
4/18/04       45                          54                             1
3/7/04        46                          53                             1
2/11/04       47                          52                             1
1/18/04       55                          42                             2     
12/21/03      60                          39                             2
12/14/03      58                          38                             4
11/16/03      48                          48                             4
10/29/03      47                          51                             2
10/13/03      51                          47                             2
9/29/03       50                          47                             3
9/13/03       52                          46                             2
9/7/03        49                          47                             4
8/24/03       56                          37                             7
8/11/03       56                          41                             3
7/10/03       58                          41                             2
6/22/03       67                          30                             2
4/30/03       75        "         "       22        "          "         2
3/27/03*      69                          26                             5
3/23/03       71                          26                             3
3/20/03       65                          29                             5
3/17/03       64                          29                             7        
3/9/03        55                          38                             8         
2/23/03       55                          39                             6         
2/9/03        61                          37                             2         
2/5/03        61                          32                             7         
2/1/03        61                          35                             3         
1/28/03       58                          38                             4         
1/27/03       57                          40                             3         
1/20/03       50                          46                             4         
12/15/02      58                          37                             5         
11/4/02  LV   56                          40                             4         
11/3/02  LV   57                          40                             4         
11/2/02  LV   56                          41                             3         
10/27/02      57                          38                             5         
9/26/02       58                          39                             3         
9/14/02       65                          31                             4         
8/29/02       52        "         "       36        "          "        12
*3/27/03 and previous: "The situation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein"

b. The US campaign against terrorism

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/9/07       46       NA         NA      52       NA         NA         3 
9/30/07       40       NA         NA      57       NA         NA         3 
9/7/07        46       26         20      51       17         34         3
7/21/07       43       NA         NA      56       NA         NA         2 
6/1/07        44                          52                             4 
4/15/07       44                          53                             3 
2/25/07       46                          52                             1
1/19/07       46                          52                             2
12/11/06      46        "         "       52        "          "         2
10/8/06       45       29        16       53       13         40         1
9/7/06        53       33        19       45       14         31         2
8/6/06        47       NA        NA       50       NA         NA         2
6/25/06       51       NA        NA       47       NA         NA         2
5/15/06       53       NA        NA       43       NA         NA         4
4/9/06        50       32        18       49       15         34         1
3/5/06        52       NA        NA       46       NA         NA         2
1/26/06       52                          45                             2
1/8/06        53                          45                             2
12/18/05      56                          44                             1
11/2/05       48                          51                             1
9/11/05       50        "        "        47        "          "         3
8/28/05       56       34        21       43       14         29         2
6/5/05        50       NA        NA       49       NA         NA         1
4/24/05       56                          41                             3
3/13/05       59                          38                             3
1/16/05       61                          38                             2
12/19/04      53                          43                             3
9/26/04  RV   59                          38                             3
8/29/04  RV   60                          37                             3 
7/25/04       57                          40                             4
6/20/04       50                          48                             2
5/23/04       58                          39                             4
4/18/04       63                          35                             2
3/7/04        63                          34                             3
2/11/04       64                          34                             2
1/18/04       66                          33                             2 
12/21/03      70                          28                             2
10/29/03      63                          35                             2 
10/13/03      66                          30                             4 
9/13/03       70                          27                             3 
9/7/03        67                          28                             5 
4/30/03       79                          19                             2 
2/9/03        74                          23                             4 
2/1/03        75                          21                             3 
1/27/03       72                          26                             2 
1/20/03       71                          25                             4 
12/15/02      79                          20                             1 
11/4/02  LV   76                          22                             1 
11/3/02  LV   77                          22                             3 
11/2/02  LV   78                          21                             2 
10/27/02      74                          23                             4 
9/26/02       70                          28                             2 
9/8/02        74                          24                             2 
7/28/02       81                          17                             2 
7/15/02       83        "        "        15        "          "         2
5/19/02       79       51        27       19       10          9         3
4/21/02       81       56        25       18       10          7         2
3/10/02       88       64        24       10        5          5         2
1/27/02       88       NA        NA       10       NA         NA         2
12/19/01      89       67        22        9        5          4         2
10/15/01      92       75        17        5        3          3         3

c. The economy

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
12/9/07         34          63            3
9/30/07         37          61            3
6/1/07          40          57            3 
4/15/07         40          59            1 
2/25/07         43          55            2
1/19/07         41          57            2
12/11/06        43          55            2
10/8/06         41          56            2
8/6/06          39          59            2
6/25/06         38          61            1
5/15/06         38          60            2
4/9/06*         40          59            1
3/5/06          48          51            1
1/26/06         46          52            1
12/18/05        47          52            1 
11/2/05         36          61            3
9/11/05         40          58            2
8/28/05         44          54            3
6/5/05          40          58            2
4/24/05         40          57            3
3/13/05         43          55            2
1/16/05         46          52            2
12/19/04        46          51            3
9/26/04  RV     47          50            4
8/29/04  RV     45          52            3
7/25/04         47          50            3
6/20/04         46          53            1
5/23/04         44          54            2
4/18/04         44          54            2
3/7/04          39          59            1
2/11/04         44          54            2
1/18/04         51          47            2
12/21/03        51          44            5
11/16/03        48          49            3
10/29/03        45          53            2
10/13/03        45          52            2
9/13/03         42          56            3
9/7/03          44          51            5
8/11/03         45          51            5
7/10/03         47          49            4
4/30/03         52          45            3
2/9/03          47          49            4 
2/1/03          44          52            4             
1/28/03         46          49            4             
1/27/03         47          47            5             
1/20/03         43          53            4             
1/5/03          50          43            7             
12/15/02        50          46            4             
11/4/02  LV     53          45            2             
11/3/02  LV     52          46            2             
11/2/02  LV     55          43            2             
10/27/02        51          43            6             
9/26/02         51          47            3             
9/8/02          57          40            4             
7/28/02         57          39            4             
7/15/02         58          38            3             
4/21/02         64          33            3             
1/27/02         62          34            4             
12/19/01        67          27            6             
11/6/01         72          23            5             
9/9/01          48          48            4             
7/30/01         52          45            3             
6/3/01          53          41            6             
4/22/01         55          38            7   
3/25/01         50          42            8
* Strongly/somewhat follow asked 4/9/06

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

            
                      12/9/07   11/1/07   9/7/07
Economy/Jobs            24        14        11
Iraq/War in Iraq        23        29        35
Health care             10        13        13
Terrorism/National    
 security                9         5         6
Immigration/Illegal 
 immigration             5         5         5
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in 
 government              4         4         6
Morals/Family 
 values                  3         3         2
Education                1         2         1
Environment              1         2         1 
Abortion                 1         1         1
Social Security          1         2         1
Foreign policy           1         2         1
Taxes                    1         1         1
Federal budget 
 deficit                 *         1         1
Housing/Mortgages        *         *         *
Global warming           *         *         *
Iran/Situation
 in Iran                 0         *         0
None/Nothing             1         *         *
Other                    7         9         7
No opinion               7         8         9

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

          
                      12/9/07   11/1/07   9/7/07
Economy/Jobs            21        18        17
Iraq/War in Iraq        15        19        20
Health care             13        15        15
Terrorism/National    
 security                7         4         3
Immigration/Illegal    
 immigration             5         3         5
Education                3         5         6
Foreign policy           2         1         1
Taxes                    2         2         2
Environment              1         2         1 
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in 
 government              1         2         1
Abortion                 1         2         1
Morals/Family 
 values                  1         *         2
Federal budget 
 deficit                 1         *         3
Housing/Mortgages        1         1         *
Social Security          1         2         2
Iran/Situation
 in Iran                 1         *         *
Global warming           *         *         1
None/Nothing            12         7         4
Other                    6         7         5
No opinion               5         9        10

3/4 NET: Top two important issues combined

                      12/9/07   11/1/07   9/7/07
Economy/Jobs            44        29        25
Iraq/War in Iraq        37        45        53
Health care             22        27        27
Terrorism/National    
 security               15         9         9
Immigration/Illegal 
 immigration            10         8         9
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in 
 government              5         5         7
Education                4         6         6
Morals/Family 
 values                  4         3         4
Foreign policy           3         3         2
Taxes                    3         3         3
Environment              2         3         2 
Abortion                 2         2         2
Social Security          2         4         3
Federal budget 
 deficit                 1         1         3
Housing/Mortgages        1         1         *
Global warming           1         1         1
Iran/Situation
 in Iran                 1         *         *
None/Nothing             1         *         *
Other                   12        15        12
No opinion               7         8         9

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

               Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
12/9/07          32          60            8
11/1/07          28          65            7
9/30/07          29          65            6
7/21/07          37          60            4
6/1/07           39          53            8
4/15/07*         44          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?

12/9/07 - Summary Table

                                 Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The Republicans in Congress     32          63            5
b. The Democrats in Congress       40          53            6

Trend:

a. The Republicans in Congress

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
12/9/07         32          63            5
11/1/07         32          63            6
9/30/07         29          67            4
7/21/07         34          64            2
6/1/07          36          58            6
4/15/07         39          59            2
10/8/06         35          63            2
5/15/06         33          64            3
11/2/05         35          61            4
6/5/05          42          56            2
6/6/99          41          52            7 
3/14/99         40          56            4
7/8/97          40          54            6
9/15/96  RV     46          48            6
6/30/96         38          56            6
4/5/95          45          50            5
10/31/94        33          59            7
10/23/94        31          64            5
9/11/94         35          59            6

b. The Democrats in Congress

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
12/9/07         40          53            6
11/1/07         36          58            6
9/30/07         38          57            5
7/21/07         46          51            2
6/1/07          44          49            6
4/15/07         54          44            2
10/8/06         48          50            3
5/15/06         39          58            4
11/2/05         41          54            5
6/5/05          42          56            3
6/6/99          51          42            7
3/14/99         51          42            7
7/8/97          45          49            6
4/5/95          36          60            4
10/31/94        39          53            8
10/23/94        36          59            5
9/11/94         41          53            6


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

    
12/9/07 - Summary Table

                                                      Both    Neither     No
                           Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. The situation in Iraq      49           35           3       10         4
b. The U.S. campaign  
   against terrorism          45           38           4        8         6
c. The economy                51           33           2        9         5

Trend:

a. The situation in Iraq       

                                           Both    Neither     No      
                 Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
12/9/07            49           35           3       10         4 
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. The U.S. campaign against terrorism 

                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
12/9/07            45           38           4        8         6 
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"

c. The economy

                                           Both    Neither     No      
                Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
12/9/07            51           33           2        9         5 
11/1/07            50           35           3        9         4
9/30/07            51           33           2       11         3  
10/22/06   RV      50           41           2        5         2
10/8/06            54           37           3        6         1
9/7/06             50           39           1        7         4
6/25/06            52           39           1        5         3    
5/15/06            52           34           3        9         2
4/9/06             49           43           1        4         3
3/5/06             49           40           2        8         2
1/26/06            55           37           2        5         2
11/2/05            56           34           1        8         1
12/15/02           44           45           4        6         1
10/27/02*  LV      43           48           3        3         2 
9/26/02*           47           39           3        6         5 
7/15/02**          38           48           3        6         5
1/27/02**          39           48           5        6         3   
4/22/01***         47           43           4        4         3
9/28/98            53           40          NA       NA         7
7/12/98            49           37           4        5         6
1/19/98            45           44           3        6         3
7/8/97             43           39           5       12         2
10/23/94           38           43           3       14         2
9/11/94            39           43           3       11         4
2/27/94            47           36           3       11         3
2/2/92             49           38           2        7         4
12/15/91           43           36           4       11         5
3/4/91             32           49           5       10         4
1/16/90            33           52           4        7         4  
*"The economy and jobs"
**"Improving the economy"
***4/22/01 and previous: "The nation's economy"
    

8. 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 
12/9/07       37       25         12      61       11         50         2 
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"

9. Do you think the United States is or is not making significant progress toward restoring civil order in Iraq?

                              
                 Is making            Is not making         No  
           significant progress   significant progress   opinion
12/9/07            41                     55                4
11/1/07            39                     59                2 
9/7/07             36                     60                4 
6/1/07             32                     64                4
12/11/06           31                     66                3
6/25/06            48                     49                2
3/5/06             43                     56                2
12/18/05           60                     37                2
11/2/05            44                     55                2 
8/28/05            48                     50                2 
6/26/05            48                     51                1
12/19/04           44                     49                7
6/20/04            51                     48                1

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

           Keep forces   Withdraw forces   No opinion 
12/9/07        43              53               4
9/30/07        43              54               3
7/21/07        39              59               3
4/15/07        42              56               2
2/25/07        42              56               2
1/19/07        46              52               3
12/11/06       48              48               4
11/2/05        52              44               4   
8/28/05        54              44               2   
6/26/05        58              41               2 
12/19/04       58              39               3
6/20/04        57              42               1
5/23/04        58              40               2               
4/18/04        66              33               1
11/16/03       62              34               4
10/29/03       58              38               3                      
9/13/03        65              32               3                      
8/24/03        69              27               4                      
7/10/03        72              26               2

11. Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not contributed to the long-term security of the United States?

              ------- Contributed -------   Has     No
              NET   Great deal   Somewhat   not   opinion
12/9/07       46        26          20      50       4
9/7/07        44        NA          NA      52       4
6/1/07        44        NA          NA      53       3
12/11/06      46        25          21      51       3
10/8/06       48        26          21      50       3
9/7/06        50        28          21      47       3
6/25/06       51        28          22      48       1
5/15/06       48        28          20      51       2 
4/9/06        52        32          20      46       1 
3/5/06        50        28          23      48       2
1/26/06       53        32          21      45       1 
12/18/05      54        32          22      44       2 
11/2/05       46        25          21      52       2
8/28/05       49        29          20      49       2
6/26/05       52        31          22      46       1
6/5/05        47        24          22      52       1 
3/13/05       52        29          23      46       2 
1/16/05       50        30          21      47       3 
12/19/04      51        27          23      46       4 
10/3/04  LV   53        32          22      42       4 
9/26/04  RV   54        36          18      42       4
9/8/04   RV   57        36          22      40       3
8/29/04  RV   54        33          20      42       4
7/25/04       51        32          19      45       3
6/20/04       51        28          23      46       2
5/23/04       54        30          24      43       3  
4/18/04       57        33          24      40       3  
3/7/04        57        29          29      40       3 
2/11/04       58        32          26      38       4 
1/18/04       59        34          25      38       3  
12/21/03      62        34          29      34       4
7/10/03*      62        33          29      35       3
*"did or did not"

12. On another subject: I'm going to read a few attributes that might be found in a candidate for president. Please tell me if each would make you (more likely) to vote for that candidate for president, or (less likely) to vote for that candidate, or if it wouldn't matter.

12/9/07 - Summary Table
                                                       Wouldn't     No
													                                       More     Less      matter    opinion
a. someone who is a Mormon             3       22         73         2
b. someone who is a woman             12       15         73         *
c. someone who is black                6        5         88         1
d. someone who has been a minister 
   or other religious leader          14       19         66         1

Trend where available:

a. someone who is a Mormon      

           More likely   Less likely   Wouldn't matter   No opinion
12/9/07         3            22              73               2 
6/1/07*         5            30              64               1 
2/25/07         4            30              65               1 
12/11/06        2            36              61               1 
*Leaned Republicans

b. someone who is a woman

           More likely   Less likely   Wouldn't matter   No opinion
12/9/07        12            15              73               *
2/25/07        14            13              72               1 
12/11/06       17            14              69               * 
5/8/88*        10            25              64               2  
*AP

c. someone who is black

           More likely   Less likely   Wouldn't matter   No opinion
12/9/07         6             5              88               1
2/25/07         7             6              87               * 
12/11/06        9             7              84               * 
5/8/88*         5            27              66               3 
*AP

d. No trend.


13. (IF LESS LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A MORMON, Q12a) Is there a chance you'd vote for a Mormon for president, or no chance?

          Chance   No chance   Depends (vol.)   No opinion
12/9/07     25        65            9                1 
6/1/07*     41        49           10                0 
2/25/07     34        60            5                * 
*Leaned Republicans

12a/13 NET

                   ---------Less likely-----------    
           More                     No               Wouldn't     No           
          likely   NET   Chance   Chance   Depends   matter     opinion
12/9/07      3     22       5       14        2        73          2 
6/1/07*      5     30      12       15        3        64          1
2/25/07      4     30      11       18        1        65          1
*Leaned Republicans

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

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. 
12/9/07     70         11       10         6            3             *            *
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, or Dennis Kucinich), for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE, LIKELY VOTERS

                  12/9/07  11/1/07
Hillary Clinton     53       51
Barack Obama        23       24
John Edwards        10       13
Bill Richardson      3        2
Joe Biden            3        3
Dennis Kucinich      2        3
Chris Dodd           *        *
Other (vol.)         0        *
None (vol.)          1        2
No opinion           3        2

NET LEANED VOTE, ALL ADULTS

                  12/9/07  11/1/07  9/30/07  9/7/07  7/21/07  6/1/07 4/15/07  2/25/07
Hillary Clinton     52       49       53      41       45      42       41       43
Barack Obama        23       26       20      27       30      27       25       27
John Edwards        12       12       13      14       12      11       17       14
Bill Richardson      3        2        3       2        3       2        3        3
Joe Biden            2        3        2       3        2       2        2        2
Dennis Kucinich      2        2        1       2        1       2        1        *
Chris Dodd           *        1        *       1        1       1        *        *
Other (vol.)         0        *        *       1        1       *        1        *
None (vol.)          2        1        4       4        2       4        3        4
Wouldn't vote (vol.) 1        1        1       0        2       1        1        1
No opinion           3        2        2       5        2       6        5        4

*Asked Mike Gravel 11/1 and previous, 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?

                 
12/9/07 - Summary Table

                  Strongly   Somewhat   No opinion 
Hillary Clinton      49         51           *
Barack Obama         41         59           0

Trend where available:

Hillary Clinton
12/9/07              49         51           *
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
12/9/07              41         59           0
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) Regardless of who you may support, who do you think (ITEM) - (Clinton) (Obama) or (Edwards)?

          
12/9/07 - Summary Table
                                                         All     Any 2   None    No 
Clinton  Obama  Edwards  (vol.)  (vol.)  (vol.)  opin.
a. is the strongest leader       61      19      13       *        1       1      4 
b. is the most honest and 
   trustworthy                   35      27      20       3        2       7      6
c. has the best chance of 
   getting elected president      
   in November 2008              59      16      16       1        2       1      5
d. has the best experience 
   to be president               73       8      13       1        *       1      3
e. is the most inspiring         39      40      14       1        2       2      3
f. best understands the 
   problems of people
   like you                      48      25      16       1        1       3      4

Trend:

a. is the strongest leader

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
12/9/07     61        19      13        *         1        1        4
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
12/9/07     35        27      20        3         2        7        6
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
12/9/07     59        16      16        1         2        1        5
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. has the best experience to be president                

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
12/9/07     73        8       13        1         *        1        3
6/1/07      66        9       19        1         1        2        3
2/25/07     71        5       17        1         1        2        3

e. is the most inspiring            

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
12/9/07     39       40       14        1         2        2        3
9/30/07     41       37       14        1         2        4        2
6/1/07      37       41       15        1         1        3        2
2/25/07     36       44       14        1         1        2        3

f. best understands the problems of people like you    

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
12/9/07     48       25       16        1         1        3        4
6/1/07      38       33       18        2         1        4        5
2/25/07     39       31       20        1         1        3        4


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

12/9/07 - Summary Table

                                                    All     Any 2     None      No 
                       Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
a. The war in Iraq       51       26       14        2         1        2        4 
b. The U.S. campaign   
   against terrorism     50       23       15        3         2        2        6
c. The economy           58       18       16        2         1        1        4
d. Health care           60       15       16        1         1        1        6

Trend:

a. The war in Iraq
                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
12/9/07     51       26       14        2         1        2        4
9/30/07     52       22       17        1         *        4        5

b. The U.S. campaign against terrorism    

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
12/9/07     50       23       15        3         2        2        6
9/30/07     51       20       19        1         *        3        6    

c. The economy

                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
12/9/07     58       18       16        2         1        1        4
9/30/07     56       17       17        1         1        3        4

d. Health care
                                       All      Any 2    None      No 
          Clinton   Obama   Edwards   (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opinion
12/9/07     60       15       16        1         1        1        6
9/30/07     66       15       14        1         *        2        2

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, LIKELY VOTERS

                  12/9/07  11/1/07
Rudy Giuliani       25       34
Mike Huckabee       19        9
Mitt Romney         17       13
Fred Thompson       14       16
John McCain         12       17
Ron Paul             3        2
Duncan Hunter        2        2
Tom Tancredo         0        1
Other (vol.)         *        0
None (vol.)          3        2
No opinion           4        3

NET LEANED VOTE, ALL ADULTS

                  12/9/07  11/1/07  9/30/07  9/7/07  7/21/07  6/1/07 4/15/07  2/25/07
Rudy Giuliani       26       33       34      28       37      34      35        53
Mitt Romney         17       11       11      10        8      10      10        5
John McCain         15       19       12      18       16      20      22        23
Mike Huckabee       15        9        8       5        2       2      1         2
Fred Thompson       12       16       17      19       15      13      10        NA
Ron Paul             3        3        3       1        2       2      1         1
Duncan Hunter        2        2        2       1        2       1      1         *
Tom Tancredo         1        1        1       *        2       1      1         1
Other (vol.)         *        *        *       1        *       *      0         *
None (vol.)          4        4        4       2        5       3      4         2
Wouldn't vote (vol.) *        *        1       2        1       *      *         1
No opinion           5        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. 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?

          
Duncan Hunter        2        2        2       1        2       1        1        *
Tom Tancredo         1        1        1       *        2       1        1        1
Other (vol.)         *        *        *       1        *       *        0        *
None (vol.)          4        4        4       2        5       3        4        2
Wouldn't vote (vol.) *        *        1       2        1       *        *        1
No opinion           5        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   
12/9/07            28         71           1
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) Regardless of who you may support, who do you think (ITEM)?

12/9/07 - Summary Table
                                                                           Oth./None
                        Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Huckabee   Thompson    No opin.
a. is the strongest
   leader                  38        19       11         9          6         16
b. is the most honest 
   and trustworthy         16        17       14        17          9         26 
c. has the best 
   chance of getting
   elected president      
   in November 2008        42        10       15         7          5         21 
d. best reflects the 
   core values of the 
   Republican Party        16        18       14        16         13         24 
e. best understands 
   the problems of 
   people like you         21        16       10        16          9         29 
f. has the best 
   experience to be  
   president               28        25       12         5          8         22
Trend:

a. is the strongest leader

                        12/9/07
Rudy Giuliani             38
John McCain               19
Mitt Romney               11
Mike Huckabee              9
Fred Thompson              6
Ron Paul                   1
Duncan Hunter              *
Tom Tancredo               0
All (vol.)                 *
None of these (vol.)       1
No opinion                14

b. is the most honest and trustworthy

                        12/9/07
John McCain               17
Mike Huckabee             17
Rudy Giuliani             16
Mitt Romney               14
Fred Thompson              9
Ron Paul                   4
Duncan Hunter              1
Tom Tancredo               *
All (vol.)                 4
None of these (vol.)       5
No opinion                12
c. has the best chance of getting elected president in November 2008

                        12/9/07
Rudy Giuliani             42
Mitt Romney               15
John McCain               10
Mike Huckabee              7
Fred Thompson              5
Ron Paul                   1
Duncan Hunter              *
Tom Tancredo               0
All (vol.)                 0
None of these (vol.)       5
No opinion                16

d. best reflects the core values of the Republican Party

                        12/9/07
John McCain               18
Rudy Giuliani             16
Mike Huckabee             16
Mitt Romney               14
Fred Thompson             13
Duncan Hunter              2
Ron Paul                   2
Tom Tancredo               1
All (vol.)                 1
None of these (vol.)       2
No opinion                16
e. best understands the problems of people like you

                        12/9/07
Rudy Giuliani             21
John McCain               16
Mike Huckabee             16
Mitt Romney               10
Fred Thompson              9
Ron Paul                   3
Duncan Hunter              2
Tom Tancredo               *
All (vol.)                 *
None of these (vol.)       7
No opinion                16

f. has the best experience to be president

                        12/9/07
Rudy Giuliani             28
John McCain               25
Mitt Romney               12
Fred Thompson              8
Mike Huckabee              5
Ron Paul                   2
Duncan Hunter              *
Tom Tancredo               0
All (vol.)                 1
None of these (vol.)       3
No opinion                15

21. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust most to handle (ITEM)?

12/9/07 - Summary Table

                                                                            Oth./None
                         Giuliani   McCain   Romney   Huckabee   Thompson    No opin.
a. The war in Iraq          28        29        9         9          8         17 
b. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism        36        26        7         8          8         16 
c. The economy              27        14       18        10         10         21 
d. Immigration issues       22        18        9        11         10         30 
e. Social issues, such 
   as abortion and gay 
   civil unions             15        11       16        17         11         30

Trend:

a. The war in Iraq

                        12/9/07
John McCain               29
Rudy Giuliani             28
Mitt Romney                9
Mike Huckabee              9
Fred Thompson              8
Duncan Hunter              1
Ron Paul                   1
Tom Tancredo               0
All (vol.)                 *
None of these (vol.)       2
No opinion                13

b. The U.S. campaign against terrorism

                        12/9/07
Rudy Giuliani             36
John McCain               26
Mike Huckabee              8
Fred Thompson              8
Mitt Romney                7
Ron Paul                   2
Duncan Hunter              *
Tom Tancredo               *
All (vol.)                 1
None of these (vol.)       2
No opinion                10

c. The economy

                        12/9/07
Rudy Giuliani             27
Mitt Romney               18
John McCain               14
Mike Huckabee             10
Fred Thompson             10
Ron Paul                   3
Duncan Hunter              1
Tom Tancredo               *
All (vol.)                 1
None of these (vol.)       2
No opinion                14

d. Immigration issues

                        12/9/07
Rudy Giuliani             22
John McCain               18
Mike Huckabee             11
Fred Thompson             10
Mitt Romney                9
Tom Tancredo               3
Ron Paul                   2
Duncan Hunter              1
All (vol.)                 *
None of these (vol.)       3
No opinion                20

e. Social issues, such as abortion and gay civil unions

                        12/9/07
Mike Huckabee             17
Mitt Romney               16
Rudy Giuliani             15
John McCain               11
Fred Thompson             11
Ron Paul                   3
Duncan Hunter              2
Tom Tancredo               *
All (vol.)                 1
None of these (vol.)       4
No opinion                20

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
12/9/07        54              38           6        *         1
11/1/07        49              41           8        1         1
9/30/07        52              40           7        1         1
7/21/07        50              41           6        *         2

23. In deciding who to support for president, how much weight do you give to (ITEM) - a great amount, a good deal, just some, or hardly any?

a. The candidates' positions on the main issues facing the country

          -Grt amt/Good deal-   - Some/Hardly any -               
Great    Good         Just   Hardly    None    Depends    No 
          NET   amount   deal   NET   some    any     (vol.)   (vol.)    opin.
12/9/07   89      65      24    10      8       2        1        *        1       

b. The candidates' personal qualities, such as their values and understanding of ordinary people's problems

          -Grt amt/Good deal-   - Some/Hardly any -               
                Great    Good         Just   Hardly    None    Depends    No 
          NET   amount   deal   NET   some    any     (vol.)   (vol.)    opin.
12/9/07   84      58      25    15     11       3        1        0        *       

c. The candidates' professional abilities, such as their experience, leadership
   and management skills

          -Grt amt/Good deal-   - Some/Hardly any -               
                Great    Good         Just   Hardly    None    Depends    No 
          NET   amount   deal   NET   some    any     (vol.)   (vol.)    opin.
12/9/07   86      54      32    13     10       3        *        0        1       

d. The candidates' religious beliefs
          -Grt amt/Good deal-   - Some/Hardly any -               
                Great    Good         Just   Hardly    None    Depends    No 
          NET   amount   deal   NET   some    any     (vol.)   (vol.)    opin.
12/9/07   31      18      13    57     25      32       11        1        1       

e. Endorsements of the candidates by entertainment figures or other celebrities

          -Grt amt/Good deal-   - Some/Hardly any -               
                Great    Good         Just   Hardly    None    Depends    No 
          NET   amount   deal   NET   some    any     (vol.)   (vol.)    opin.
12/9/07   11       5       6    64     15      49       24        *        1       

f. The candidates' spouses

          -Grt amt/Good deal-   - Some/Hardly any -               
                Great    Good         Just   Hardly    None    Depends    No 
          NET   amount   deal   NET   some    any     (vol.)   (vol.)    opin.
12/9/07   27      16      12    63     27      35        9        *        1       

24. (ASKED OF LEANED DEMOCRATS) Does Oprah Winfrey's endorsement of Barack Obama make you (more) likely to support Obama, (less) likely to support him, or won't it make any difference in your vote? IF MORE: Is that a great deal or somewhat more? IF LESS: Is that a great deal or somewhat less?

          --------- More ---------    --------- Less ---------     No      No 
          NET   Grt deal   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Grt deal   diff.   opin.
12/9/07    8        4          4      10        3          7       82       * 

25. On another subject, do you think a political leader should or should not rely on his or her religious beliefs in making policy decisions?


          Should   Should not   Depends (vol.)   No opinion 
12/9/07     27         66             6               1
10/8/06     35         61             2               2
4/24/05     40         55             4               2

26. On another subject, do you feel you do or do not have a good basic understanding of the teachings and beliefs of the Mormon religion?

          Yes   No   No opinion                                            
12/9/07   41    57        1

27. Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Mormon religion? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/9/07       42        8         34      39       25         14        19

28. 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 
12/9/07       28        3        25    72        40         32       * 
11/1/07       35        3        32    64        39         26       * 
4/15/07       42        5        37    57        37         20       *  
12/11/06      50        7        42    50        36         14       *
10/22/06      55       10        45    45        28         17       * 
10/8/06       47        7        40    53        37         16       * 
3/5/06        43        5        38    57        37         19       * 
1/26/06       40        5        35    60        37         23       *
12/18/05      45        5        39    55        38         17       *
11/2/05       35        3        32    65        36         29       * 
9/11/05       40        3        37    59        37         22       1 
6/5/05        44        3        40    56        38         19       * 
4/24/05       37        2        35    63        44         20       *   
9/26/04  RV   46        3        43    53        38         15       1   
8/29/04  RV   45        3        41    55        37         18       *   
7/25/04       46        4        42    53        39         14       *   
6/20/04       45        4        41    55        38         17       *   
4/18/04       43        4        39    57        39         18       *  
3/7/04        39        2        37    60        38         22       1    
1/18/04       42        3        39    58        42         16       0 
12/21/03      42        4        39    57        41         16       1      
10/29/03      33        1        32    67        45         23       *      
9/13/03       30        2        27    70        45         25       *      
8/11/03       32        2        30    68        43         25       *      
4/30/03       35        1        34    64        46         19       *      
2/9/03        28        1        27    72        49         23       *      
1/20/03       25        1        25    74        48         26       1      
12/15/02      35        1        33    65        44         21       1      
11/4/02  LV   28        1        27    72        55         17       1      
11/3/02  LV   27        1        26    72        56         17       1      
11/2/02  LV   29        1        28    71        54         17       *      
9/26/02       31        2        28    69        50         19       *      
7/15/02       39        3        36    61        44         17       1      
2/21/02       30        1        29    69        51         18       *      
1/27/02       31        1        29    69        50         19       *      
9/20/01       38        3        35    60        47         14       2      
9/9/01        33        1        32    66        47         19       *      
7/30/01       50        3        46    50        39         12       *    
4/22/01       50        3        47    50        40          9       *     
1/15/01       70       10        59    29        24          6       1     
10/27/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *     
10/26/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *     
6/11/00       74       17        57    26        19          6       *     
2/27/00       80       25        55    20        14          5       *     
10/31/99      74       18        56    26        18          7       1     
9/2/99        76       19        57    23        16          6       1     
3/14/99       80       22        58    19        15          4       1     
11/1/98       73       12        61    26        21          5       1     
11/1/98  LV   78       13        65    22        19          3       *     
10/13/97      61       12        49    39        27         11       *
See also ABC/Post CCI trend

Questions 29-31 Held for future release.

32. Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel (optimistic) or (pessimistic) about (ITEM)?

12/9/07 - Summary Table 

                                       Optimistic   Pessimistic   No opinion

a. the situation in Iraq                   46            50            4   
b. the state of the national economy       45            52            3
c. Held for future release 

Trend where available:

a. the situation in Iraq

           Optimistic   Pessimistic   No opinion
12/9/07        46           50             4
12/11/06       40           57             3
10/22/06       42           55             3
5/15/06        43           55             2
12/18/05       54           44             2
12/19/04       46           51             2
6/20/04        52           45             3
5/23/04        55           43             2   
1/18/04*       58           39             2       
*"Thinking about the coming year"

b. the state of the national economy

           Optimistic   Pessimistic   No opinion
12/9/07        45           52             3
12/11/06       64           33             3
5/15/06        52           46             1
12/18/05       55           44             1
12/19/04       58           40             2
6/20/04        64           34             2
1/14/03        63           35             2  

33. 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  
12/9/07       53     18      35     44     27      17        3
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

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

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
12/9/07        37            24              33           5         1
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.
12/9/07        39                   32                 24           4
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.
12/9/07        53            36               8           3         *
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
12/9/07      82      18          1
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.
12/9/07        24         38            36                  1             1
11/1/07        24         41            32                  1             1
9/30/07        24         45            30                  1             1
9/7/07         20         39            39                  1             2
7/21/07        25         39            32                  3             1
6/1/07         24         36            37                  2             1
4/15/07        24         42            32                  1             1
2/25/07        23         40            35                  1             1
1/19/07        23         41            33                  1             1
12/11/06       23         42            33                  2             1
11/4/06        19         42            36                  2             1
10/22/06       22         42            32                  2             2
10/8/06        21         43            33                  1             1
9/7/06         24         39            33                  2             2
8/6/06         18         42            38                  1             1
6/25/06        21         41            35                  1             1
5/15/06        19         48            31                  1             1
5/11/06        18         49            33                  *             *
4/9/06         21         41            35                  2             1
3/5/06         22         42            33                  2             1
1/26/06        21         40            37                  1             1
1/8/06         20         40            37                  2             1
12/18/05       22         42            34                  1             1
11/2/05        23         44            32                  1             *
9/11/05        22         44            31                  2             2
8/28/05        20         44            34                  2             1
6/26/05        21         44            33                  1             1
6/5/05         23         40            35                  1             *
4/24/05        20         47            30                  1             1

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

High school or less        15
Graduated high school      32
Some college               19
Graduated College          23
Post-graduate              11

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. 
12/9/07        43          21              13              4       16     1
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.
12/9/07     44      54         2
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.
12/9/07          29         12         15         29         14     *
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 12/9/07 57 2 10 8 23 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+
12/9/07     49     14      17       18     48      15        15       18
11/1/07     48     14      16       17     49      16        13       21
9/30/07     53     17      16       20     44      18        12       14
9/7/07      43     10      17       16     54      19        15       20
7/21/07     46     16      14       16     51      18        13       19
6/1/07      49     15      18       16     49      18        13       18
4/15/07     46     15      16       15     51      20        13       18
2/25/07     46     10      16       20     51      20        14       17
1/19/07     49     16      17       15     49      16        13       20
12/11/06    46     11      16       19     51      18        16       17
10/22/06    52     16      20       17     45      16        11       17
10/8/06     46     13      16       17     51      22        13       16
9/7/06      51     16      18       17     47      17        15       15
8/6/06      49     14      16       18     48      20        12       16
6/25/06     50     16      16       19     47      19        11       17
5/15/06     52     14      18       21     46      16        13       17
5/11/06     46      9      18       18     53      18        15       20
4/9/06      53     16      20       17     47      19        12       16
3/5/06      50     16      18       16     48      20        12       16
1/26/06     52     20      15       17     46      18        12       16
12/18/05    54     17      19       18     44      18        12       15
11/2/05     52     14      18       20     46      19        13       14
9/11/05     55     18      20       17     42      18        11       14
8/28/05     52     18      15       19     46      18        11       16
6/26/05     49     14      17       18     49      19        14       16
6/5/05      55     15      20       20     43      17        13       14
4/24/05     55     15      21       19     45      18        12       15

34. Do you own or rent your home?

             Own   Rent   No opinion   
12/9/07      77    21          1

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

             Yes   No   No opinion   
12/9/07      23    73        4
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

Q921. Sex

Male               48
Female             52

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