Washington Post Poll

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone and online July 29 to Aug 29, 2011, among a random sample of 1,010 adult residents of the Washington metro area. The poll was conducted by randomly sampling addresses tracked by the U.S. Postal Service and contacting respondents via mail and/or telephone to complete the survey. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) of Media, Pa. Washington area defined as the District of Columbia, Charles, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in the state of Maryland and Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, and Prince William County in the commonwealth of Virginia.

*= less than 0.5 percent

Question 1 held for release.

Questions 2 through 4 previously released.

Questions 5 through 16 held for release.

Thinking specifically about professional sports in the Washington area…

17. (IF SPORTS FAN) Overall would you say you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or strongly unfavorable impression of [TEAM], or do you not know enough about this team to say?

                 ----- Favorable -----   --- Unfavorable ---   Don’t know    No
                 NET   Strgly.   Smwh.   NET   Smwh.   Stgly.   abt.team   opinion
a. Capitals      61      30       31      3      3        1        35         1
b. D.C. United   43      11       32      5      3        1        52         1
c. Nationals     61      18       42     12     10        2        27         *
d. Redskins      55      24       31     34     20       14        10         *
e. Wizards       44      10       34     26     16       10        30         *

Questions 18 through 28 held for release.

Thinking again about D.C. sports…

29. (IF SPORTS FAN) Overall, do you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or strongly unfavorable impression of [INSERT], or do you not know enough about this person to say?

                       ---- Favorable ----   --- Unfavorable ---   Don’t know    No
                       NET  Strgly.  Smwh.   NET  Smwh.  Strgly.     enough     opin.
a. Dan Snyder          20      5      15     54    20      35          26         *
b. Ted Leonsis         41     20      21      4     4       *          55         *
c. Ted Lerner          27      5      22      9     6       3          64         *
d. John Wall           33     10      22      4     4       1          62         1
e. Stephen Strasburg   47     21      26      4     3       1          49         *
f. Alex Ovechkin       55     30      25      2     2       1          43         *
g. Mike Shanahan       48     12      36     25    15      10          27         *

Questions 30 through 31 held for release.

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