Washington Post-ABC News Poll

The Washington Post
Monday, June 26, 2006

The following are selected questions from a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted by telephone June 22-25, 2006 among a random national sample of 1,000 adults. Margin of sampling error is three percentage points for the overall results. Sampling error is only one of many sources of error in this or any other public opinion poll. Questions on the demographic makeup of the sample group are included at the end of the poll.

Fieldwork by TNS of Horsham, PA. *= less than 0.5 percent

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

          
		     -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------    No   
             NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opin.
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)?

6/25/06 - Summary Table*
                                         Approve   Disapprove   No op.
a. The situation in Iraq                   37          62          *
b. The US campaign against terrorism       51          47          2
c. The economy                             38          61          1
d. The situation with Iran                 41          57          2

*Items a-b asked of half sample, items c-d asked of other half sample.

 
Trend where available:

a. The situation in Iraq

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------    No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opin.
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   opin.
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   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opin.
6/25/06       38       NA        NA       61       NA         NA        1
5/15/06       38       NA        NA       60       NA         NA        2
4/9/06        40       20        21       59       18         41        1
3/5/06        48       NA        NA       51       NA         NA        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

d. No trend.

3. (and 3a) If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2006 were being held today, would you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate) in your congressional district? (IF OTHER, NEITHER, DK, REF) Would you lean toward the (Democratic candidate) or toward the (Republican candidate)?

Net Leaned Vote:

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

4. What will be the single most important issue in your vote for Congress this year: (the U.S campaign against terrorism), (the war in Iraq), (the economy), (immigration), (gas prices), (health care) or something else?

                6/25/06      
Terrorism          8
Iraq              24 
Economy           23  
Immigration       13 
Gas prices         9 
Health care       14 
Education          1
All of them        1
Other              4
No opinion         2

5. Overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?

                                        Both   Neither                         
             Democrats   Republicans   (vol.)   (vol.)   No opinion  
6/25/06         48           38          1       10           3
5/15/06         50           36          1       11           3
4/9/06          51           37          1        9           2
3/5/06          42           40          2       14           2
1/26/06         51           37          1        8           3 
12/18/05        47           42          1        8           2 
11/2/05         49           37          3        9           3          
6/5/05          46           41          1        9           2          
8/11/03         39           40          3       10           7    
12/15/02        41           44          2       11           2
10/27/02 LV     39           51          2        5           2
9/26/02         39           46          3        8           4
7/15/02         42           45          2        7           4
1/27/02         40           44          3       10           4
4/22/01         47           40          4        7           3
7/23/00         42           42          2        9           6
9/2/99          45           39          4        9           4
6/6/99          45           35          3       13           5
3/14/99         47           37          5        9           3
2/14/99         48           37          4        7           4
10/18/98        44           36          3       12           6
9/28/98         49           38          2        8           3
8/21/98         48           36          4        9           3
7/12/98         45           38          3        8           6
1/31/98         47           37          4        6           7
1/19/98         45           42          2        7           4
7/8/97          44           37          2       14           3
9/15/96  RV     45           38          3       11           3
8/5/96          43           38          3       11           3
6/30/96         46           37          3       12           3
5/22/96         47           38          3       10           3
11/6/94  RV     41           39          2       12           6
10/31/94        43           43          2        8           4
10/23/94        39           40          3       15           3
9/11/94         43           40          4       11           3
6/26/94         41           36          3       14           5
2/27/94         46           32          4       16           3
11/14/93        42           39          3       11           4
1/17/93         49           28          5       13           5
7/8/92          48           38          1        8           4
6/7/92          43           37          3       11           6
3/11/92         45           37          1       11           5
3/8/92          51           36          1        7           5
2/2/92          49           39          2        7           3
12/15/91        39           37          3       15           6
10/21/91        39           40          3       13           5

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

6/25/06 - Summary Table*

                                                      Both    Neither   No
                             Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)   (vol.)    op.
a. The situation in Iraq         47          41         1        9       2
b. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism             39          46         2       10       3
c. Corruption in Washington      44          30         2       22       2  
d. The economy                   52          39         1        5       3
e. Immigration issues            45          40         1        9       5

*Items a-c asked of half sample, items d-e asked of other half sample.

Trend where available:

a. The situation in Iraq       

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op. 
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.)    op.  
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. Corruption in Washington

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op.     
6/25/06             44          30         2       22        2
4/9/06              52          27         2       18        2

Compare to: ethics in government
12/18/05            47          38         2       10        3
11/2/05             42          36         3       16        3

d. The economy

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

e. Immigration issues

                                         Both    Neither    No      
                Democrats  Republicans  (vol.)    (vol.)    op. 
6/25/06             45          40         1        9        5    
5/15/06             48          34         1       14        4
4/9/06              50          38         1        7        4

7. 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      op. 
6/25/06     40       25         15        58       13         45          2
5/15/06     37       24         14        62       12         50          1    
4/9/06      41       30         11        58       10         48          1    
3/5/06      42       29         14        57       11         46          1  
1/26/06     44       32         12        55       13         42          1
1/8/06      43       30         13        55       12         43          2
12/18/05    46       33         14        52       11         42          1 
11/2/05     39       25         13        60       12         48          1
8/28/05     46       33         12        53        9         44          1
6/26/05     46       33         13        53       10         43          1 
6/5/05      41       29         12        58       12         46          1
4/24/05     44       31         13        54       12         42          2  
3/13/05     45       34         11        53       11         42          2  
1/16/05     44       32         12        55       10         45          1  
12/19/04    42       31         11        56       10         47          2  
10/3/04 LV  49       34         15        48       11         37          3  
9/26/04 RV  46       35         12        51        8         42          3 
9/8/04  RV  51       38         13        45       10         34          4
8/29/04 RV  48       34         14        50       11         39          2 
7/25/04     49       36         13        48       11         37          3 
6/20/04     47       32         14        52       13         39          2 
5/23/04     48       35         13        50       13         37          1     
5/6/04      49       NA         NA        47       NA         NA          5
4/18/04     51                            47                              2
3/7/04      52                            44                              3 
2/11/04     48                            50                              2
1/18/04     56                            41                              3 
12/21/03    59                            39                              2     
12/14/03    53                            42                              5     
11/16/03    52                            44                              4     
10/29/03    54                            44                              2     
10/13/03    54                            44                              2     
9/13/03     61                            37                              2     
9/7/03      54                            42                              4     
8/24/03     57                            37                              5     
8/11/03     61                            35                              4     
7/10/03     57                            40                              3     
6/22/03     64                            33                              3     
4/30/03     70       "           "        27       "           "          4     
2/2/92*     66       NA         NA        32       NA         NA          2     
7/28/91     67                            30                              3     
6/2/91      70                            26                              3     
3/4/91      86       "           "        13       "           "          1     
*2/2/92 and previous: "the Persian Gulf war"; 3/4/91: "this war"

8. Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not contributed to the long-term security of the United States? IF YES: Has it contributed to the long-term security of the United States a great deal, or somewhat?

               --------- Contributed ---------     Has      No
               NET     Great deal     Somewhat     not     opin.
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"

9. (HALF SAMPLE) Do you think the Bush Administration does or does not have a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq?

             Does     Does not     No opinion     
6/25/06       35         64             2                             
3/5/06        34         65             *
12/18/05      40         59             1
3/13/05       42         57             2
5/23/04       40         58             2
5/6/04        38         57             5
4/18/04       45         53             2
3/7/04        43         53             3
12/21/03      48         47             5   
10/13/03      42         53             5   
9/13/03       42         55             2

10. (HALF SAMPLE) Do you think the Democrats in Congress do or do not have a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq?

              Do     Do not     No opinion    
6/25/06       24       71            5
3/5/06        24       70            6                               
12/18/05      23       74            3

11. Some people say the Bush administration should set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. military forces from Iraq in order to avoid further casualties. Others say knowing when the U.S. would pull out would only encourage the anti-government insurgents. Do you yourself think the United States should or should not set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq?

            Should set     Should not set       No
            a deadline       a deadline       opinion    
6/25/06         47               51              1
12/18/05        39               60              1
8/28/05         39               59              2

12. (IF SET DEADLINE, Q18) When do you think the deadline should be for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq - within six months, within a year, within two years, or longer than that?

             Six       One       Two        Longer  
            months     year     years     than that     Other     No op.
6/25/06       46        34       12           3           2         3 
12/18/05      45        35       12           4           2         1   


11/12 NET:                            

             --------- Should set deadline ---------          
                   Six    One    Two                       Should not      No
             NET  months  year  years  Longer  Other  DK   set deadline    op.
6/25/06      47     22     16     6       1      1     2        51          1 
12/18/05     39     17     14     5       2      1     0        60          1

13. (HALF SAMPLE) 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
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

14. (HALF SAMPLE) How confident are you that Iraq will have a stable, democratic government a year from now - very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all?

            ------- Confident -------     ---- Not confident ---          No   
            NET     Very     Somewhat     NET     Not too     At all     opin.
6/25/06     40        3         36        59         30         29         1
6/26/05     40        6         34        60         33         27         1     
4/24/05     39        8         31        60         29         31         1

16. Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not (ITEM)?

6/26/05 - Summary Table*

                                          ---------- Has ----------   Has   No
                                          NET  Great deal  Somewhat   not   op.
a. Contributed to long-term peace and 
   stability in the Mideast               39        15        25       58    2
b. Damaged the United States' image 
   in the rest of the world               74        43        30       25    1
c. Encouraged democracy in other 
   Arab nations                           49        13        36       47    4
d. Helped to improve the lives of 
   the Iraqi people                       68        32        36       29    3

*Items a-b asked of half sample, items c-d asked of other half sample.

Trend: 

a. Contributed to long-term peace and stability in the Mideast           

             --------- Contributed ---------     Has      No
             NET     Great deal     Somewhat     not     opin.
6/25/06      39          15            25         58       2
6/26/05      51          19            32         47       2
6/20/04      42          20            23         56       2
7/10/03*     50          20            31         45       5
*"did or did not"

b. Damaged the United States' image in the rest of the world

             ----------- Damaged -----------     Has      No
             NET     Great deal     Somewhat     not     opin.
6/25/06      74          43            30         25       1
6/26/05      67          31            36         33       *
6/20/04      76          46            31         23       1
7/10/03*     63          30            34         34       3
*"did or did not"

c. Encouraged democracy in other Arab nations   

             ----------- Damaged -----------     Has      No
             NET     Great deal     Somewhat     not     opin.          
6/25/06      49         13           36           47       4
12/18/05     47         13           34           50       4
6/26/05      49         14           35           48       2

d. Helped to improve the lives of the Iraqi people

             --------- Contributed ---------     Has      No
             NET     Great deal     Somewhat     not     opin.
6/25/06      68          32            36         29       3
6/20/04      65          28            37         33       1
7/10/03*     72          41            31         25       3
*"did or did not"

17. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way U.S. military forces in Iraq are doing their jobs? Do you feel that way STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT?

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------    No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opin.
6/25/06       86       61        25       12        5          6        2

18. Do you think the United States is doing all it reasonably can do to try to avoid civilian casualties in Iraq, or do you think it should do more?

               US doing      US should      No
              all it can      do more      opin.
6/25/06           58            39           3
3/23/03           82            15           4
10/15/01*         85            12           2
*Afghanistan

20. Some U.S. forces in Iraq have been accused of intentionally killing Iraqi civilians. Do you think this represents a few isolated cases, or do you think it's more widespread than that?

            Represents a few       More widespread        No
            isolated incidents        than that        opinion     
6/25/06            78                    20               2

Compare to: Do you think the apparent abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers represents a few isolated incidents, or do you think it's more widespread than that?

Represents a few More widespread No isolated incidents than that opinion 5/23/04 60 38 3 5/6/04 62 31 7

20a. What's your own personal reaction to these alleged killings of Iraqi civilians - would you say you're (not concerned about it; concerned but not upset; upset but not angry; or angry about it)?

              Not          Concerned           Upset  
           concerned     but not upset     but not angry     Angry     No op.  
6/25/06       47              36                29             20         4         

Compare to: What's your own personal reaction to the apparent abuse of Iraqi prisoners - would you say you're (not concerned; concerned but not upset; upset but not angry; or angry)?

Not Concerned Upset concerned but not upset but not angry Angry No op. 5/23/04 12 30 27 31 * 5/6/04 7 39 27 24 2

23. Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, not too well or not well at all?

             --------- Well ---------     ------- Not well -------     No     
             NET      Very     Fairly     NET     Not too   At all     op.    
6/25/06      57        13        44       40        23       18         2  
12/14/03     65        17        47       33        21       12         2     
10/29/03     62         8        54       38        23       14         1     
9/7/03       69        12        57       29        19       10         2     
4/30/03      83        26        57       16        10        6         1     
9/26/02      73        15        58       26        17        9         1     
9/8/02       70        10        60       29        21        8         1     
7/15/02      75        15        60       24        16        8         1     
4/21/02      73        11        63       26        17        9         1     
3/10/02      84        21        63       15        10        6         1     
1/27/02      88        32        56       11         8        4         1

24. Compared to before September 11, 2001, do you think the country today is safer from terrorism or less safe from terrorism? IF SAFER: Would you say the country is much safer or somewhat safer?

               -------- Safer --------     Less     No diff.      No
               NET    Much    Somewhat     safe      (vol.)      opin.
6/25/06        59      24        35         33          7          1
3/5/06         56      22        33         35          8          1
1/26/06        64      24        41         30          6          *
8/21/05        49      14        35         38         11          2
10/3/04 LV     62      29        33         29          7          2
9/26/04 RV     59      24        35         34          5          2
9/8/04  RV     64      26        38         28          5          3
8/29/04 RV     60      24        36         31          7          2
1/18/04        67      28        39         24          8          1
9/7/03         67      24        42         27          4          2

24a. Would you say national politics has become (more) partisan since the events of Sept. 11, (less) partisan, or is it about the same?

            More     Less     About the same     No opinion
6/25/06      39        8            50                 3

15. Do you think of the war with Iraq as (part of the war against terrorism), or as (separate from the war against terrorism)?

              Part     Separate     No opinion
6/25/06        56         43             1
6/26/05        56         43             1
10/3/04 LV     60         38             1
9/8/04  RV     58         39             3
9/13/03        66         32             2
9/7/03         65         31             4
4/16/03        77         22             1

25. Do you support or oppose the federal government holding suspected terrorists without trial at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?

           Support     Oppose     No opinion
6/25/06      57          37             5
9/7/03       65          28             7           

26. Some people say (these prisoners should be given prisoner-of-war rights or charged with a crime so they can defend themselves at a trial.) Others say (P.O.W. status or criminal law don't apply to suspected terrorists because of the risk if they were released.) What's your opinion - do you think the prisoners at Guantanamo should be (given P.O.W. status or charged with a crime), or should be (held without charges indefinitely)?

            Given P.O.W. status or          Held without            No
             charged with a crime       charges indefinitely     opinion
6/25/06               71                         25                 4              

27. How confident are you that the United States is adequately protecting the rights of prisoners being held at Guantanamo - very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all?

            ------- Confident -------     ------ Not confident -----     No 
            NET     Very     Somewhat     NET     Not too     At all     op.   
6/25/06     67       21         45        31         17         14        2
6/5/05*     60       23         38        37         20         17        3

*"rights of prisoners in the U.S. campaign against terrorism, such as
those being held in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba"

28. Do you think holding prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison has or has not (ITEM)? IF HAS: Has is done that a great deal or somewhat?

6/26/05 - Summary Table*

                                  ------------ Has ------------    Has     No
                                  NET    Great deal    Somewhat    not     op.
a. damaged the United States' 
image in the rest of the world    62         21           41        35      3
b. made the United States 
safer from terrorism              51         17           34        45      4

*Item a asked of half sample, item b asked of other half sample.

29. When the government in Washington decides to solve a problem, how much confidence do you have that the problem actually will be solved: A lot, some, just a little, or none at all?

           ---- Confidence ----    ------- Little/No Confidence ------     No 
           NET    A lot    Some    NET    Just a little    None at all    opin.
6/25/06    46       8       38     54          33               21          1  
11/2/05    46       7       38     54          36               18          *
9/6/02     53       8       45     47          38                9          1
1/27/02    66      14       52     34          27                7          1
6/25/00*   51       8       43     48          35               13          1 
12/4/95**  39       4       35     61          38               23          *
5/15/94    36       4       31     64          42               22          *    
1/23/94    43       4       39     56          40               16          1
2/28/93    51       5       46     49          37               12          *
4/9/92     50       4       46     50          38               12          1
10/29/91   37       7       31     62          38               23          1
*NPR/Kaiser/Harvard
**Kaiser/Harvard/Washington Post

30. Which of these do you think Bush will be more remembered for - the (U.S. campaign against terrorism) or the (war in Iraq)?

                                They are the same    Neither     Both     No
           Terrorism    Iraq      thing (vol.)       (vol.)     (vol.)    op.
6/25/06       15         79             2               1         2        1 

21. On another subject, do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?

        Favor     Oppose     No opinion
6/25/06       65        32             3
6/26/05       66        32             2
4/24/05       65        29             6
1/20/03       64        31             5
5/5/02        65        26             9
4/24/01       63        28             9
6/18/00       63        27            10
1/16/00       64        27             9
2/9/99*       71        22             7
8/16/98       69        27             4
8/5/96        77        19             4
1/4/95        74        19             7
9/7/94*       80        16             4
4/26/92**     75        19             6
9/11/88*      79        16             5
1/13/86*      70        22             8
11/18/85*     75        17             8
12/18/82      76        19             6
1/30/82       69        19            12
5/20/81       73        20             8
2/2/81*       66        25             9
*Gallup: "Are you in favor of the death penalty for a person convicted of 
murder?"
**Oppose added

22. Which punishment do you prefer for people convicted of murder: (the death penalty) or (life in prison with no chance of parole)?

            Death Penalty     Life     No opinion
6/25/06          50            46           5
6/26/05          51            46           3
1/20/03          49            45           6
5/5/02           46            43          11
4/24/01          46            45           9
1/16/00          48            43          10
2/9/99*          56            38           6
*Gallup

Demographics:

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

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

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

             Yes     No     No opinion
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.
6/25/06        21         41            35                  1             1  
5/15/06        19         48            31                  1             1
5/11/06        18         49            33                  *             * 
4/9/06         21         41            35                  2             1
3/5/06         22         42            33                  2             1
1/26/06        21         40            37                  1             1
1/8/06         20         40            37                  2             1  
12/18/05       22         42            34                  1             1
11/2/05        23         44            32                  1             * 
9/11/05        22         44            31                  2             2
8/28/05        20         44            34                  2             1
6/26/05        21         44            33                  1             1   
6/5/05         23         40            35                  1             * 
4/24/05        20         47            30                  1             1

911. What, if anything, is your religion?

                                 Christian       Other Non-         No
           Protestant   Catholic   (Non-Protestant)   Christian   None   op. 
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.
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

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+
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

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

High school or less	 8
Graduated high school      	39
Some college               	25
Graduated College          	17	
Post-graduate              	10

Q910. What is your age?

18-29                      	22
30-39                      	18
40-49                      	20
50-64                      	24
65+                        	17

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

White                      	74
Black                      	10
Hispanic	 				 8
Asian                      	 1 
Other Race                 	 6

Q921. RESPONDENT'S SEX

Male                       	48
Female                     	52


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