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  Washington Post-ABC News Poll: White House 2000

Tuesday, March 16, 1999

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll is based on random telephone interviews with 1,515 adults on March 11-14, 1999. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

LV = Likely voter
RV = Registered voter
* = Less than 0.5 percent
1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president? (Is that approve/disapprove strongly, or only somewhat?)
           ------Approve-----------    -------Disapprove--------   No
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  opin
3/14/99     64     38         26         34       9        25       3
2/14/99     68     46         22         30       7        23       2
2/12/99     67     NA         NA         31      NA        NA       2
2/7/99      66     45         21         33       9        24       1
1/30/99     65     43         22         33       7        26       2
1/19/99     66     NA         NA         32      NA        NA       2
1/13/99     63     NA         NA         34      NA        NA       3
1/10/99     62     NA         NA         36      NA        NA       1
12/20/98    67     48         20         30       6        23       3
12/19/98    66     47         19         31       7        24       3
12/13/98    64     43         21         35      10        25       2
12/11/98    60     NA         NA         37      NA        NA       3
11/22/98    61     NA         NA         34      NA        NA       5
11/7/98     63     NA         NA         36      NA        NA       1
11/1/98     65     41         25         33      10        23       1
11/1/98  LV 58     40         18         41      10        31       1
1/10/98     67     48         19         30       8        23       3
10/10/98LV  61     47         14         38       8        30       1
10/25/98    62     40         22         32       8        23       6
10/25/98 LV 58     42         15         40       8        32       2
10/18/98    62     40         22         34       9        25       4
10/18/98 LV 57     39         18         41       7        34       2
9/28/98     63     42         21         35       8        26       2
9/28/98  LV 57     43         14         43       6        37       1
9/21/98     60     NA         NA         39      NA        NA       1
9/14/98     59     NA         NA         37      NA        NA       4
9/13/98 eve 60     NA         NA         38      NA        NA       2
9/13/98 day 59     NA         NA         37      NA        NA       3
9/12/98     59     NA         NA         39      NA        NA       3
9/11/98     56     NA         NA         42      NA        NA       3
9/9/98      57     NA         NA         40      NA        NA       3
8/23/98     64     NA         NA         33      NA        NA       3
8/21/98     66     41         25         31      10        21       3
8/20/98     65     NA         NA         32      NA        NA       3
8/19/98     60     NA         NA         38      NA        NA       2
8/17/98     61     NA         NA         36      NA        NA       3
8/16/98     62     NA         NA         33      NA        NA       4
7/29/98     63     NA         NA         33      NA        NA       4
7/12/98     63     34         29         31      11        20       6
6/18/98     59     NA         NA         34      NA        NA       7
6/2/98      61     NA         NA         34      NA        NA       5
5/12/98     64     NA         NA         32      NA        NA       4
4/4/98      65     NA         NA         31      NA        NA       4
4/1/98      66     NA         NA         29      NA        NA       4
3/17/98     66     NA         NA         30      NA        NA       4
3/16/98     63     NA         NA         34      NA        NA       3
2/18/98     67     NA         NA         30      NA        NA       3
1/31/98     67     42         24         29      10        19       4
1/30/98     69     NA         NA         27      NA        NA       4
1/29/98     68     NA         NA         27      NA        NA       5
1/26/98     60     NA         NA         35      NA        NA       4
1/25/98     59     31         28         37      13        25       4
1/24/98     57     30         26         40      13        27       3
1/19/98     60     24         36         35      15        19       5
1/13/98     62     NA         NA         31      NA        NA       7
11/12/97    59     NA         NA         35      NA        NA       6
10/13/97    59     NA         NA         36      NA        NA       6
8/27/97     58     NA         NA         37      NA        NA       5
7/8/97      64     NA         NA         31      NA        NA       5
6/8/97      59     NA         NA         36      NA        NA       5
4/24/97     56     NA         NA         39      NA        NA       5
3/25/97     56     NA         NA         33      NA        NA      11
3/9/97      55     NA         NA         41      NA        NA       4
10/8/96 LV  58     NA         NA         38      NA        NA       4
10/8/96 RV  59     NA         NA         37      NA        NA       4
9/4/96  RV  57     NA         NA         38      NA        NA       4
8/5/96      59     NA         NA         37      NA        NA       4
6/30/96     56     NA         NA         39      NA        NA       5
5/22/96     58     20         37         39      17        22       3
3/31/96     52     21         30         40      16        25       8
3/7/96      53     19         34         45      19        26       2
3/10/96     55     23         32         40      17        24       4
4/21/96     51     NA         NA         43      NA        NA       6
1/7/96      53     22         31         43      16        28       4
11/19/95    54     NA         NA         41      NA        NA       5
11/13/95    54     20         34         41      20        21       5
10/1/95     52     17         35         43      19        24       5
7/17/95     51     14         37         45      20        25       4
6/8/95      47     NA         NA         45      NA        NA       8
5/14/95     56     20         36         41      23        18       3
3/19/95     52     17         35         45      19        26       3
3/5/95      46     NA         NA         49      NA        NA       4
1/29/95     54     20         34         43      21        22       3
1/4/9       45     13         31         51      22        29       5
12/20/94    44     NA         NA         50      NA        NA       6
11/6/94  RV 52     20         32         43      16        26       5
10/31/94    48     17         31         49      19        30       3
10/23/94    49     18         31         48      19        29       4
10/9/94     45     13         32         51      21        30       4
9/25/94     44     13         31         51      20        31       5
9/11/94     46     15         30         51      19        33       3
8/16/94     44     NA         NA         51      NA        NA       5
8/7/94      47     17         31         47      20        27       5
6/26/94     50     16         34         44      17        28       6
5/15/94     51     19         32         44      17        28       4
3/27/94     57     23         34         41      16        25       3
3/22/94     47     NA         NA         45      NA        NA       7
3/08/94     52     NA         NA         40      NA        NA       8
2/27/94     58     20         38         38      15        23       4
1/23/94     56     22         34         34      14        20      10
1/9/94      59     20         39         36      15        21       4
12/19/93    58     22         36         40      20        20       3
11/14/93    49     16         33         45      20        25       6
10/31/93    52     17         35         41      17        24       7
10/10/93    51     20         31         43      18        25       5
10/3/93     52     19         33         36      14        22      12
9/19/93     51     NA         NA         41      NA        NA       8
8/8/93      45     16         29         51      19        32       4
6/28/93     43     13         29         50      19        31       7
6/15/93     45     NA         NA         48      NA        NA       7
5/23/93     46     17         30         48      18        30
4/26/93     59     22         37         39      17        21       2
2/28/93     60     28         32         33      11        22       7
2/23/93     63     28         35         30      11        19       7
2/14/93     54     23         31         31      15        16      15
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Al Gore is handling his job as vice president?
           Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
3/14/99      60           26             13
2/14/99      59           23             18
7/12/98      55           22             23
1/19/98      54           31             15
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state's governor is handling his or her job?
          Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
3/14/99      73          17          10
6/2/91       49          45          6
10/14/90     53          44          3
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job?
               Approve        Disapprove        No opinion
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
11/1/98LV         47              51                 2
10/25/98          45              44                11
10/25/98LV        45              48                 7
10/18/98          46              45                 8
10/18/98LV        45              49                 5
9/28/98           52              44                 4
9/28/98LV         52              46                 2
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
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
5. (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE) Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are doing their job?
               Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
3/14/99           40         56              4
7/8/97            40         54              6
9/15/96 Reg.      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
6. (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE) Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are doing their job?
               Approve        Disapprove        No opinion
3/14/99           51              42                 7
7/8/97            45              49                 6
4/5/95            36              60                 4
10/31/94          39              53                 8
10/23/94          36              59                 5
9/11/94           41              53                 6
7. Do you think the country should go in the direction Clinton wants to lead it, go in the direction the Republicans in Congress want to lead it, or what?
		Where	  Where      Other              No dif-
		Clinton	  GOP      direction  Neither   ference   No
		wants	  wants     (vol.)     (vol.)    (vol.)   opin
3/14/99		47         29          6         7         4       7
1/23/96  ALL	51         28          3         8         4       6
1/23/96 WATCH	59         25          3         6         4       3
1/24/95  ALL	38         39          5         6         5       6
1/24/95 WATCH	43         34          7         6         5       4
8. I'm going to read you a few names. For each, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of that person, or perhaps you don't know enough to say. How about (Read name)?
Summary table:          
               -----Favorable----      ----Unfavorable-------    no
               Net    Strgnly  Smewht   NET   Strgnly   Smewht   opin
Al Gore         54     20      34       33      16       16      14
Governor George W.
Bush of Texas	54     27      27       14       7        7      32
Elizabeth Dole	58     27      31       17       9        8      26
                            Favorable   Unfavorable   No opinion
Bill Bradley                  29           13            58
The Democrats in Congress     53           36            11
Pat Buchanan                  26           48            27 
Steve Forbes                  26           28            47
Dan Quayle                    35           49            16
Hillary Clinton               60           36             4
The Republicans in Congress   43           47            10
John McCain                   20           10            69
Lamar Alexander               17           19            64
Trend:
Al Gore
              -------Favorable----      ----Unfavorable-------    No
              Net    Strgnly  Smewht   NET   Strgnly   Smewht    opin
3/14/99       54     20      34       33      16       16        14
2/14/99       53     NA      NA       31      NA       NA        17
8/21/98       55     NA      NA       30      NA       NA        15
7/12/98       54     NA      NA       26      NA       NA        20
4/4/98        54     NA      NA       27      NA       NA        19
1/31/98       52     NA      NA       29      NA       NA        19
1/30/98       51     NA      NA       30      NA       NA        19
1/25/98       55     NA      NA       29      NA       NA        16
1/24/98       54     NA      NA       30      NA       NA        15
1/19/98       48     NA      NA       36      NA       NA        17
10/13/97      45     NA      NA       40      NA       NA        15
9/10/97       49     NA      NA       33      NA       NA        19
4/24/97       53     NA      NA       29      NA       NA        19
3/9/97        56     NA      NA       29      NA       NA        15
3/19/95       57     NA      NA       27      NA       NA        16
10/3194       41     NA      NA       37      NA       NA        22
5/15/94       58     NA      NA       27      NA       NA        15
3/27/94       57     NA      NA       25      NA       NA        18
11/14/93      56     NA      NA       28      NA       NA        15
8/23/92*      52     NA      NA       19      NA       NA        29
7/19/92*      55     NA      NA       12      NA       NA        33
*Among registered voters
Governor George W. Bush of Texas, who is son of former president Bush
              -----Favorable----      ----Unfavorable-------    
              Net    Strgnly  Smewht   NET   Strgnly   Smewht    opin
3/14/99       54     27      27       14       7        7        32
2/14/99       51     NA      NA       13      NA       NA        36
1/19/98       34     NA      NA       13      NA       NA        53
Elizabeth Dole
        -----Favorable----      ----Unfavorable-------    
             Net    Strgnly  Smewht   NET   Strgnly   Smewht    opin
3/14/99      58     27      31       17       9        8        26
2/14/99      57     NA      NA       13      NA       NA        30
9/4/96(RV)   51     NA      NA       16      NA       NA        33
6/30/96      44     NA      NA       13      NA       NA        43
Bill Bradley
                     Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
 3/14/99                29            13              58
 8/18/95                29             9              62    
The Democrats in Congress
                     Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
3/14/99                 53            36              11
2/14/99                 51            31              18
1/31/98+                49            27              24
6/30/96                 43            37              20
+Half sample
COMPARE TO: (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Democrats in Congress, or don't you know enough to say?
           Favorable    Unfavorable      No opinion
1/30/99       26            23              50
12/20/98      29            21              49
12/19/98      32            22              46
Pat Buchanan
                   Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
3/14/99                26             48             27
7/17/95                29             44             27  
3/18/92                23             47             30  
3/11/92                20             42             24  
2/2/92                 29             24             47  
Steve Forbes
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
3/14/99                26             28             47
Dan Quayle
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion       
3/14/99                35          49          16
10/31/94               36          49          15     
5/15/94                42          45          12     
1/17/93                34          52          14     
9/27/92 (Likely)       37          52          11     
8/23/92 (Reg.)         40          50          10     
7/19/92 (Reg.)         26          63          12     
6/7/92                 26          54          19     
2/2/92                 39          46          15     
10/21/91               38          46          15     
1/16/89                27          30          43     
10/25/88 (Likely)      27          41          33     
10/18/88 (Likely)      31          38          30     
10/11/88 (Likely)      29          40          31     
10/9/88  (Likely)      29          40          31     
10/4/88  (Likely)      27          31          41     
9/27/88  (Likely)      27          33          40     
9/19/88  (Reg.)        24          32          44     
8/18/88                19          13          68     
8/17/88                17          10          73     
Hillary Clinton
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
3/14/99                60            36             4
2/14/99                63            31             6
11/1/98                64            31             5
11/1/98LV              60            36             3
8/21/98                64            28             8
8/19/98                64            32             4
4/4/98                 58            33            10
1/30/98                60            30            10
1/19/98                52            39             9
3/9/97                 47            44             9
9/4/96RV               47            42            12
6/30/96                44            47             9
1/21/96                28            36            36
1/19/96                32            34            34
10/31/94               47            44             8
5/15/94                54            41             5
3/27/94                53            39             8
1/23/94                55            34            11
11/14/93               58            33             9
8/8/93                 59            33             8
4/26/93                54            26            20
2/23/93                59            24            18
1/17/93                51            20            29
7/8/92                 30            26            43
3/28/92                28            22            51
The Republicans in Congress
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
3/14/99                43            47              10
2/14/99                39            46              15
1/31/98+               41            33              26
6/30/96                41            42              17
+Half sample
COMPARE TO: (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Republicans in Congress, or don't you know enough to say?
           Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/30/99       22            30             48
12/20/98      23            34             43
12/19/98      25            34             40
John McCain
                   Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
3/14/99                20            10              69
Lamar Alexander
                   Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
3/14/99                17          19          64
3/19/95                14          10          76
9. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Bill Clinton as a person?
          -------Favorable----------  -----Unfavorable---------    No
           Net   Strgly     Smewht    Net    Strgly    Smewht    opin
3/14/99    30     NA          NA      67       NA         NA        4
12/15/98   41     22          19      56       39         17        3
11/1/98    42     NA          NA      54       NA         NA        4
11/1/98LV  37     NA          NA      60       NA         NA        3
10. 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 equally   Neither     No               
               Dems    Reps     (vol.)       (vol.)     opin
3/14/99         47      37         5            9        3
2/14/99         48      37         4            7        4
10/18/98        44      36         3           12        6
10/18/98LV      43      42         3           10        2
9/28/98         49      38         2            8        3
9/28/98LV       45      44         1            8        2
8/21/98         48      36         4            9        3
7/12/98         45       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
9/15/96RV       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
11/6/94RV*      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
11. Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job:

SUMMARY TABLE:

                                                   Both   Neither  No
                                  Dems      Reps   (vol.) (vol.)  opin
A. Handling the nation's economy   47        42      2       4       5 
B. Handling crime                  38        42      6       7       7
C. Handling foreign affairs        38        46      6       4       6
D. Improving education and the 
   schools                         51        35      3       6       4
E. Helping the middle class        55        28      4       8       4
F. Holding taxes down              43        41      2      10       4
G. Encouraging high moral          30        43      5      17       5
   standards and values            
H. Managing the federal budget     43        40      5      10       3
I. Protecting the Social 
   Security system                 52        29      3       8       7
K. Protecting patients' rights in 
   the health care system          53        27      4       9       7
L. Protecting the Medicare system  54        25      5       9       8
M. Protecting the environment      55        24      6       7       8
N. Finding new approaches to solve  
   old problems                    46        35      4       8       7
O. Reducing the political 
   partisanship in Washington      40        27      4      16      13
P. Standing up to lobbying groups 
   and other special interests     37        28      4      21      10
Q. Being tolerant of different 
   points of view                  58        21      4      10       7
A. Handling the nation's economy
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             47        42        2         4         5
9/28/98             53        40       NA         NA        7
9/28/98LV           51        43       NA         NA        6
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
B. Handling crime
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             38      42          6         7         7
COMPARE TO: Handling the crime problem
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
9/28/98             44        45       NA         NA       12
9/28/98LV           42        48       NA         NA        9
7/12/98             40        39        5          8        8
1/19/98             39        42        5          9        5
7/8/97              38        34        7         16        4
10/23/94            36        34        5         19        6
9/11/94             43        33        6         13        6
2/27/94             39        32        7         18        3
2/2/92              39        35        7         11        7
12/15/91            34        35        8         15        7
3/4/91              28        46        9         12        4
1/16/90             31        43        8         12        6
C. Handling foreign affairs
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             38        46        6          4        6
9/28/98             49        42       NA         NA        9
9/28/98LV           47        44       NA         NA        9
7/12/98             41        41        5          3       10
1/19/98             41        45        4          4        6
7/8/97              38        40        7          8        7
10/23/94            36        45        6         10        3
9/11/94             31        52        6          6        5
2/27/94             35        49        5          8        3
2/2/92              33        56        4          3        4
12/15/91            29        56        6          5        5
3/4/91              23        59        8          6        4
1/16/90             29        55        6          5        5
D. Improving education and the schools
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             51        35        3          6        4
9/28/98             56        35       NA         NA        9
9/28/98LV           51        38       NA         NA        11
7/12/98             52        31        5          5        7
1/19/98             54        34        4          5        3
7/8/97              51        30        5          9        4
10/23/94            45        30        6         13        6
9/11/94             48        33        6          8        5
2/27/94             53        28        5         11        3
2/2/92              55        29        6          5        5
12/15/91            47        31        6         10        6
3/4/91              39        41        8          9        4
1/16/90             45        36        7          9        3
E. Helping the middle class
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             55        28        4          8        4
9/28/98             57        34       NA         NA        8
9/28/98LV           52        40       NA         NA        8
7/12/98             55        29        2          8        7
1/19/98             57        34        1          6        2
7/8/97              51        30        3         14        3
10/23/94            48        33        2         14        3
9/11/94             46        36        3         10        4
2/27/94             47        34        2         14        3
2/2/92              55        34        2          7        3
12/15/91            56        28        3         10        4
3/4/91              48        34        5          9        4
1/16/90             53        32        3          9        4
F. Holding taxes down
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             43        41        2         10        4
9/28/98             47        44       NA         NA        9
9/28/98LV           40        53       NA         NA        8
7/12/98             42        39        3          8        8
1/19/98             45        44        2          6        2
7/8/97              41        38        3         15        4
10/23/94            37        42        2         17        2
9/11/94             36        47        2         11        4
2/27/94             35        41        4         18        2
2/2/92              41        45        3          8        3
12/15/91            40        38        3         14        5
3/4/91              35        44        5         13        3
1/16/90             37        47        2         10        4
G. Encouraging high moral standards and values
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             30        43        5         17        5
9/28/98             32        50       NA         NA       17
9/28/98LV           29        55       NA         NA       16
7/12/98             33        42        4         13        8
1/19/98             40        41        4         12        3
7/8/97              33        37        6         19        4
H. Managing the federal budget
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99              43           40        5         10        3
9/28/98              49           42       NA         NA        9
9/28/98LV            44           49       NA         NA        7
7/12/98              42           39        4          7        8
1/19/98*             41           43        3          8        4
7/8/97*              39           36        5         17        3
10/23/94**           36           37        3         21        3
9/11/94**            39           40        4         14        4
2/27/94**            44           28        5         20        3
2/2/92**             40           39        4         14        3
3/4/91**             35           43        5         14        3
1/16/90**            35           42        4         15        4
*Balancing the federal budget
**Reducing the federal budget
I. Protecting the Social Security system
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             52       29         3          8        7
7/12/98             51       35         3          6        6
1/19/98             48       38         3          7        5
1/16/90             52       31         3          9        4
COMPARE TO: Protecting Social Security and Medicare
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
9/28/98            59       32         NA        NA        19
9/28/98LV          53       39         NA        NA         8
K. Protecting patients' rights in the health care system
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             53        27        4          9        7
9/28/98             61        29       NA         NA       10
9/28/98LV           54        36       NA         NA       10
7/12/98             53        29        4          6        8
L. Protecting the Medicare system
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             54        25        5          9        8
7/12/98             54        32        2          4        8      
1/19/98             52        33        3          6        6      
9/11/94             49        32        5          8        6
M. Protecting the environment
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             55        24         6         7        8
7/12/98             56        28         4         4        8      
1/19/98             54        31         3         6        5      
3/4/91              40        35        10        10        5      
1/16/90             46        31         8         9        6
N. Finding new approaches to solve old problems
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             46       35         4          8        7
O. Reducing the political partisanship in Washington
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             40       27         4          16       13
P. Standing up to lobbying groups and other special interests
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             37       28         4          21       10
Q. Being tolerant of different points of view
                                       Both    Neither      No
                Democrats Republicans Equally  (vol.)    opinion
3/14/99             58       21         4        10         7
12. How important will (READ ITEM) be to you in deciding how to vote in the next presidential election in the year 2000 - very important, somewhat important, not too important or not important at all?

A. Handling the nation's economy

             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       94    80      14         5       3          2         1
B. Handling crime
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       94    67      27         6       4          2         1
C. Handling foreign affairs
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       91    59      32         8       6          2         1
D. Improving education and the schools
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       92    73      19         6       4          3         1
E. Helping the middle class
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       96    70      26         4       3          1         1
F. Holding taxes down
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       92    64      29         7       4          3         1
G. Encouraging high moral standards and values
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       86    60      26        13       7          6         1
H. Managing the federal budget
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       96    74      22         2       2          *         2
I. Protecting the Social Security system
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       94    74      20         6       4          2         *
K. Protecting patients' rights in the health care system
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       92    71      21         7       6          2         1
L. Protecting the Medicare system
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       94    70      24         5       3          2         1
M. Protecting the environment
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       90    61      30         8       6          2         2
N. Finding new approaches to solve old problems
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       85    54      32        12       9          3         2
O. Reducing the partisanship in Washington
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       76    39      37        18      13          5         6
P. Standing up to lobbying groups and other special interests
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       84    52      32        13       8          4         3
Q. Being tolerant of different points of view
             ------Important----     -----Not important-------     No
             NET   Very   Somewht    NET   Not too   Not at all   opin
3/14/99       88    57      31        10       7          3         3
13. Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you think better represents your own personal values?
                                     Both equally    Neither    No
          Democrats    Republicans      (vol.)       (vol.)   opinion
3/14/99       47            39             3            8        3
14. As you probably know, control of Congress switched from the Democrats to the Republicans in 1994. On balance, do you think that's been a good thing or a bad thing for the country?
             Good    Bad   No diff. (vol.)   No opin
3/14/99       54     33          7              6
7/17/95       52     39          6              3
15. Who would you trust more to decide what to do with the federal budget surplus - Clinton or the Republicans in Congress?
                                     Both equally   Neither     No
             Clinton    Republicans     (vol.)       (vol.)     opin
3/14/98         48           41            2            5         3
1/31/98*        52           38            2            3         4
1/19/98*        43           45            1            8         3
* "If there is surplus money in the federal budget in the next year or so…"

16. Which of these do you think should be the top priority for any surplus money in the federal budget - cut federal income taxes, put it toward reducing the national debt, strengthen the Social Security system, or increase spending on other domestic programs?

        Cut income    Reduce         Social    Domestic       No
          taxes    national debt    Security   programs    opinion
3/14/99    20           21             47         10           2
1/31/98*   17           23             47         10           2
1/19/98    16           29             39         14           1
*ASKED OF RESPONDENTS INTERVIEWED AFTER JAN. 28

17. If the election for president in the year 2000 were being held today, and the candidates were (Al Gore, the Democrat), and (George W. Bush, the Republican), for whom would you vote?

                          None    Other   Neither  Would not     No
           Gore    Bush   (vol.)  (vol.)  (vol.)    vote(vol.)  opin
3/14/99*     41     54      1       *      NA          2         2
3/14/99RV*   42     54      1       *      NA          1         2
2/14/99      41     49     NA      NA       4          1         5
2/14/99 RV   40     50     NA      NA       4          1         6
10/25/98     34     45     NA      NA       7          1        13
8/21/98      41     43     NA      NA       6          2         7
1/19/98      40     45     NA      NA       5          2         7
9/23/97      35     40     NA      NA      12          4         9
*Net Leaned Vote

18. Do you support (GORE/BUSH) strongly, or only somewhat?

               ------------Gore---------     ----------Bush-----------   
                                      No                            No     
               Strngly    Somewht    opin   Strngly    Somewht    opin
3/14/99           38        62         *        40         58        2
3/14/99RV         40        59         1        44         54        2
19. How about if the candidates were (Gore, the Democrat), and (Elizabeth Dole, the Republican)?

Net Leaned:

                             None     Other     Would not     No
            Gore    Dole     (vol.)   (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opin
3/14/99      43      51        1         *         2           2
3/14/99RV    43      52        1         1         2           2
20. How about if the candidates were (Former Senator Bill Bradley, the Democrat), and (George W. Bush, the Republican)?

Net Leaned:

                             None     Other     Would not     No
            Bradley  Bush    (vol.)   (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opin
3/14/99      34      58        2         1         2           4
3/14/99RV    34      58        2         1         2           4
21. How about if the candidates were (Former Senator Bill Bradley, the Democrat), and (Elizabeth Dole, the Republican)?

Net Leaned:

                             None     Other     Would not     No
          Bradley   Dole     (vol.)   (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opin
3/14/99      38      53        2         1         3           5
3/14/99RV    38      53        2         1         2           5
22. 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  opin
3/14/99    80       22        58      19        15           4     1
11/1/98    73       12        61      26        21           5     1
11/1/98LV  78       13        65      22        19           3     *
10/13/97   61       12        49      39        27          11     *
(Additional trend available)
23. Now I'd like to ask you a question about Kosovo, the region of Serbia where many civilians have been killed in fighting between Serbian forces and Kosovo rebels. Do you think America's vital interests are at stake in the situation involving Kosovo, or not?
             Yes     No    No opinion
3/14/99       27     57        15
Compare To:
Do you think America's vital interests are at stake in the situationinvolving Bosnia, or not?
          Yes    No    No Opinion
7/17/95    36    59         5
6/26/94    31    58        11
24. (asked of half sample) The United States has said it may bomb Serbia unless Serbia agrees to a peace plan for Kosovo (KO-so-vo.) If Serbia does not agree to the peace plan, should the United States bomb Serbia or not?
           Yes    No    No opinion
3/14/99     26    62         12
25. (asked of half sample) Would you support or oppose the United States, along with its allies in Europe, sending in ground forces to try to enforce a peace treaty in Kosovo?
          Support    Oppose    No opinion
3/14/99     50         42           9
Compare To:
Would you support or oppose the United States, along with its allies in Europe, sending in ground forces to try to stop the fighting in Bosnia?
     Support    Oppose    No opinion
7/17/95    40         58           3
2/7/94     47         50           3
5/6/93     40         58           2
26. (Asked of leaned Republicans) Suppose your state holds a Republican primary or caucus for president in 2000 and the candidates are: (READ LIST). For whom would you vote - I'll read the list again:
Net Leaned:
                           3/14/99    3/14/99RV   
George W. Bush                52        52
Elizabeth Dole                25        25
Dan Quayle                     6         6
Pat Buchanan                   3         2
Steve Forbes                   4         4
Lamar Alexander                1         1
John McCain                    2         2
John Kasich                    2         2
Gary Bauer                     1         1
Alan Keyes                     2         2
Bob Smith                      *         0
Other (vol.)                   *         *
None (vol.)                    *         *
Would not vote (vol.)          *         *
No opinion                     2         1
27. (Asked of leaned Republicans) Who would your second choice be?
                            3/14/99
George W. Bush                29
Elizabeth Dole                32
Dan Quayle                     9
Pat Buchanan                   5
Steve Forbes                   6
Lamar Alexander                3
John McCain                    3
John Kasich                    2        
Gary Bauer                     1
Alan Keyes                     2
Bob Smith                      *
Other (vol.)                   1
None (vol.)                    2
Would not vote (vol.)          *
No opinion                     5
28. (Asked of leaned Democrats) Suppose your state holds a Democratic primary or caucus for president in 2000 and the candidates were: (READ LIST- SCRAMBLE). For whom would you vote - I'll read the list again:
Net Leaned:
                            3/14/99    3/14/99RV
Al Gore                       58          59
Bill Bradley                  21          20
Jesse Jackson                 17          16
Other (vol.)                   *           *
None (vol.)                    1           1
Would not vote (vol.)          1           2
No opinion                     2           2
29. (Asked of leaned Democrats) Who would your second choice be?
                            3/14/99
Al Gore                       24
Bill Bradley                  39 
Jesse Jackson                 25
Other (vol.)                   1
None (vol.)                    4
Would not vote (vol.)          2
No opinion                     4
30. (ASKED OF THIRD SAMPLES) Would you be more or less likely to vote for a candidate for president if that person (read item) or wouldn't that have much effect on your vote one way or the other? (GET ANSWER, THEN ASK: ) Is that much or somewhat more/less likely?
A. Is a woman 
 
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       14    8      6      14    7      7          70         2
B. Smoked marijuana earlier in their life
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99        6    3      3      21   11     10          72         1
C. Has never before held elective office
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       19    9     10      38   19     20          41         1
D. Is a strong environmentalist
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       46   25     21      15    7      9          36         2
E. Has cheated on their spouse
   
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       12    8      4      47   30     17          40         1
F. Is strongly supported by labor unions
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       21   13      8      21    9     11          56         2
G. Used cocaine earlier in their life
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       13    7      6      37   19     19          47         3
H. Has lived and worked in Washington for most of their life
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       23   12     11      18    6     12          57         2
I. Is generally considered a conservative
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       35   18     18      23    7     16          39         3
J. Has been accused of improper campaign fundraising
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       18   14      4      57   36     20          24         2
L. Is strongly supported by the conservative
Christian political groups
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       22   13      9      19   14      5          55         4
M. Supports keeping abortion legal
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       33   24      9      26   20      6          38         3
N. Is generally considered a liberal 
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       22   11     11      32   17     15          43         4
O. Used to be a heavy drinker
                                                    Wouldn't have  
             --More likely----   --Less likely----    much effect   No
             NET  Much  Smewht   NET  Much  Smewht.     (vol.)     op.
3/14/99       11    5      5      40   22     18          47         3
31. Which of these two statements comes closest to your own views: A) After eight years of Bill Clinton, we need to elect a president who can set the nation in a new direction. B) We need to keep the country moving in the direction Bill Clinton has been taking us.
               New          Same      Somewhere in     Neither    No
             Direction    Direction   between (vol.)    (vol.)   opin
3/14/98        39            56              3             1       1
3/14/99RV      41            54              3             1       1
Compare To:
Which of these two statements comes closest to your own views:
A) After four years of George Bush we need a president that can set the nation in a new direction; or B) We need to keep the country moving in the direction George Bush has been taking us.
                New        Same       Somewhere in     Neither    No
             direction   direction    between (vol.)    (vol.)   opin
8/9/92          74          23              *             *       2
6/7/92          75          21              1             1       1
3/11/92         66          30              1             2       1
12/15/91        63          31              2             2       2
10/21/91        51          44              2             1       1
Compare To:
Which of these two statements comes closest to your own views: A) After eight years of Reagan we need a President that can set the nation in a new direction. OR, B) We need to keep the country moving in the direction Ronald Reagan has been taking us.
                     Change    Same     Somewhere in     Neither    No
                     course   course    between (vol.)    (vol.)   op.
9/19/88 RV             51       46           1              1       1
9/19/88 LV             50       47           1              1       1
9/19/88 Unleaned Dem.  78       19           1              0       1
9/19/88 Unleaned Rep.  19       79           1              1       1
9/19/88 Unleaned Indy. 46       51           2              2       1
9/19/88 Reag. Dems.    52       42           3              1       2
9/19/88 Duk. Voters    88       10           1              1       1
9/19/88 Soft. Supp.    47       48           2              2       1
9/19/88 Bush Voters    16       81           1              1       1
8/14/88 ALL            58       38           2              1       1
8/14/88 RV             58       38           2              2       1
8/14/88 LV             57       39           2              1       1
8/14/88 Leaned Reps.   20       76           3              1       1
5/25/88 ALL            57       39           2              1       2
5/25/88 LV             56       39           2              1       2
9/23/87 ALL            55       41           2              1       1
9/23/87 Super Tues Sts 49       48           1              1       1
4/13/87                56       41           1              1       1
32. How important are a presidential candidate's private morals compared to his public stands on the issues -- are his private morals more important than his stands on the issues, less important or about equal in importance?
              More   Less    Equal   Not(vol.)  No Opin.
3/14/99        19     33      44        3         1                  
12/15/87 ALL   11     32      50        4         2
12/15/87 Dems  13     37      43        4         3
6/1/87   ALL   13     33      51        2         1
5/4/87   ALL   14     25      55        2         5
5/4/87   Dems  15     26      52        4         3
33. (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)I have a few questions about Vice President Al Gore and also about George W. Bush, the governor of Texas. Gore and Bush both might run for president next year. Please tell me whether the following statement applies to (Al Gore/George W. Bush), or not?
                                     -----Bush------    -----Gore----    
                                                 No                 No  
                                     Yes   No   opin   Yes   No   op.
A. He is honest and trustworthy       67   12    22      63   24  13
B. He has high personal moral 
   and ethical standards              67    8    24      67   18  15
C. He understands the problems 
   of people like you                 52   27    21      48   41  11
D. He can do a good job keeping 
   the economy strong                 60   16    24      50   32  18
E. He is a strong leader              68   13    20      41   47  12
F. He's got a vision for the future   66   12    21      57   27  16
G. He has new ideas                   55   18    26      47   36  17    
H. He stands up for what 
   he believes in                     72    9    19      66   23  11
34. Thinking about his possible candidacy for president next year, how enthusiastic are you about (GORE/BUSH) - very enthusiastic, fairly enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic or not enthusiastic at all?
             ---Enthusiastic---     -----Not Enthusiastic----      No
             Net   Very   Fairly    Net   Not too   Not at all    opin
Gore          39     12     27       59      24          35       1
Bush          55     17     38       42      21          21       3
Compare To:
7/17/95
We're interested in how you feel about some of the possible candidates for president next year. How enthusiastic are you about (Read name) - very enthusiastic, fairly enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic or not enthusiastic at all?
SUMMARY TABLE: 
             ---Enthusiastic---     -----Not Enthusiastic----      No
             Net   Very   Fairly    Net   Not too   Not at all    opin
Bill Clinton    46    15     31        54      16        38        *
Bob Dole        35     8     27        64      24        39        1
Newt Gingrich   20     7     13        77      18        59        3
Phil Gramm      17     2     15        73      21        52       10
Colin Powell    48    15     33        46      17        29        6
Pat Buchanan    15     2     13        80      20        59        5
Ross Perot      24     9     15        75      18        58        *
35. And does (GORE/BUSH) make you feel very anxious, fairly anxious, not too anxious or not anxious at all?
               ------Anxious-----    -------Not Anxious-------     No
               Net   Very   Fairly   Net   Not too   Not at all   opin
Gore            35    13      22     62       27         35         3
Bush            32     9      23     63       25         38         5
Compare To:
7/17/95
And does this person make you feel very anxious, fairly anxious, not too anxious or not anxious at all?
SUMMARY TABLE:
               ------Anxious-----    -------Not Anxious-------     No
               Net   Very   Fairly   Net   Not too   Not at all   opin
Bill Clinton    44    18     26       54      24         30         1
Bob Dole        31     9     22       67      25         42         2
Newt Gingrich   38    20     19       57      17         41         4
Phil Gramm      22     9     14       69      18         51         9
Colin Powell    27     7     20       69      24         45         4
Pat Buchanan    30    14     16       66      19         47         4
Ross Perot      37    17     19       63      18         45         1
36. Would you say (GORE/BUSH) is very boring, somewhat boring, somewhat interesting, or very interesting?

Al Gore

           -------Boring--------     -----Interesting-----     No
           NET    Very    Smewht.    NET    Very    Smewht.   opin
3/14/99     56     22       34        40      7       33        5

George W. Bush

           -------Boring--------     -----Interesting-----     No
           NET    Very    Smewht.    NET    Very    Smewht.   opin
3/14/99     23      6       17        64     13       51       12
37. Do you think Gore's views on most issues are too liberal for you, too conservative for you, or just about right?
          Too liberal    Too conservative    Just about right   No op.
3/14/99       31                 10                 44             15
38. Do you think George W. Bush's views on most issues are too liberal for you, too conservative for you, or just about right?
          Too liberal    Too conservative    Just about right   No op.
3/14/99        7                 20                 53             20
39. Do you think that Gore's positions on important issues are basically different from Clinton's or basically the same?
           ------Different------    ---------Same---------      No
           NET  Good thing   bad    NET   Good thing    Bad    opin
3/14/99     21      13         8     68       41         26     11
40. Do you feel you know enough about (GORE/BUSH) to decide whether or not to vote for him for president, or do you feel you need to know more about him before you decide? Do you need to know a lot more about him, or just somewhat more?

Al Gore:

                          ----Need to know more------       No
           Know enough    NET   A lot more    Somewhat    opinion
3/14/99        40         59       33            26          1
George W. Bush
                          ----Need to know more------       No
           Know enough    NET   A lot more    Somewhat    opinion
3/14/99        19         79       49            30          1
41. Do you happen to know if Al Gore ever served in the US Senate, or not?
             Yes    No    Don't Know
3/14/99       32    11        57
42. Do you happen to know which state Al Gore is from or not?
                               -----------Does not know------------
               Yes, from TN    NET    Yes, other state   Don't know
3/14/99            29           71             5              66   
43. What would you say is one issue area that Al Gore has personally worked on as Vice President?
                                                   3/14/99
The environment                                        32
Technology issues                                       4
Reinventing government                                  3
Campaign Fundraising                                    4
Social Security/Medicare/                    
the elderly, senior citizens                            5
Education/Schools                                       4
Foreign Policy                                          2
Other                                                   5
Nothing/hasn't worked on anything                       1
Don't know what's he's worked on                       13
No opinion                                             31
44. On another subject, thinking about the U.S. House of Representatives election in November, 2000 in the congressional district where you live, if that election were being held today, for whom would you vote: (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate)?
Registered voters:
Net leaned vote:                                     
                                    Neither   Wouldn't                 
                 Democrat Republican (vol.)   vote (vol.)  No opin
3/14/99             50        41        2         1           6
2/14/99             48        41        3         1           7
1/30/99             49        39        8         1           3
11/1/98             51        43        4         *           2
10/25/98            48        43        3         1           4
10/18/98            49        44        3         1           4
9/28/98             49        44        2         *           4
8/21/98             48        45        3         1           3
7/12/98             47        45        2         #           6
1/31/98             49        40        2         1           8
1/19/98             47        44        3         1           5
11/96 ACTUAL        48.5      48.9
10/8/96             51        41        2         1           5
9/29/96             48        41        3         1           7
9/22/96             50        43        2         1           4
9/15/96             49        45        1         1           4
9/4/96              48        44        3         *           5
8/29/96             53        39        3         1           5
8/28/96             51        40        3         1           5
8/27/96             51        41        3         0           5
8/26/96             51        41        3         0           5
8/25/96             48        43        3         1           6
8/24/96             47        43        2         1           6
8/19/96             49        42        3         0           6
8/18/96             45        46        3         0           6
8/15/96             46        43        4         1           5
8/14/96             48        42        3         1           6
8/13/96             49        43        3         0           5
8/12/96             49        42        3         1           5
8/11/96             49        40        4         1           6
8/10/96             49        41        4         1           5
8/4/96              48        45        2         1           4
6/30/96             49        44        3         *           3
5/22/96             52        41        3         1           3
3/10/96             51        43        2         *           4
1/21/96             52        43        3         1           1
10/1/95             49        44        3         *           3
11/94 ACTUAL        44.7      51.5
11/6/94             47        42        5         2           5
10/31/94            48        44        4         1           3
10/23/94            50        45        2         1           2
10/9/94             46        47        3         2           2
9/11/94             50        45        1         1           4
8/7/94              49        42        4         1           4
2/27/94             50        40        8         1           2
11/92 ACTUAL        49.9      44.8
10/21/91            51        41        4         *           4
7/28/91             49        41        6         *           3
6/2/91              48        42        4         1           5
11/90 ACTUAL        52        43.9
11/4/90             51        41        5         *           3
10/14/90            50        41        5         *           3
9/9/90              47        46        3         *           3
7/24/90             51        41        4         1           4
5/21/90             47        45        5         1           2
11/88 ACTUAL        53.2      45.3
9/21-10/10/88       52        41        2         1           4
9/19/88             51        39        3         1           6
11/86 ACTUAL        54.1      44.2
6/22/85             48        44        5         *           3
11/84 ACTUAL        52.2      46.5
10/16/84            52        44        2         NA          5
9/11/84             53        45        2         NA          1
7/8/84              58        40        2         NA          1
11/82 ACTUAL        55        43.2
10/27/82            58        39        NA        NA          3
10/11/82            55        36        NA        NA          9
9/13/82             58        36        NA        NA          6
11/22/81            53        41        NA        NA          7
11/80 ACTUAL        50.3      47.6
11/78 ACTUAL        53.4      44.7
11/76 ACTUAL        55.5      42.2
Source for actual vote:
1996, "America Votes." 1994-1976, Clerk of the House

Likely voters:

                                       Neither   Wouldn't
                  Democrat Republican (vol.)   vote (vol.)  No opin
11/1/98   44% VAP    49        46        3         *           1
11/1/98   36% VAP    46        48        4         *           1
10/25/98  41% VAP    49        47        1         *           2
10/25/98  33% VAP    47        50        1         *           2
10/18/98  40% VAP    48        47        2         *           2
9/28/98   42% VAP    46        49        2         *           3
10/8/96              48        44        2         1           5
9/29/96              48        43        3         1           6
9/22/96              50        44        2         *           4
9/15/96              47        48        2         *           3
9/4/96               47        46        3         *           4
8/29/96              53        39        3         0           5
8/28/96              49        41        3         0           6
8/27/96              50        43        3         0           5
8/26/96              49        43        3         0           5
8/25/96              46        45        3         0           5
8/24/96              45        46        2         0           6
8/19/96              47        45        2         0           6
8/18/96              45        47        3         0           5
8/15/96              46        44        4         1           5
8/14/96              46        44        3         1           6
8/13/96              47        45        3         0           5
8/12/96              48        44        3         0           5
8/11/96              48        41        5         0           6
8/10/96              47        43        4         1           5
8/4/96               48        46        1         1           4
11/6/94              46        44        4         1           4
11/6/94   41% VAP    47        45        3         1           3
11/6/94   28% VAP    46        47        3         2           2
10/31/94             48        45        3         *           3
10/31/94  45% VAP    47        47        3         *           3
10/23/94             49        47        1         *           2
10/23/94  41% VAP    46        51        1         *           2
10/9/94              47        49        3         1           1
11/4/90              52        41        5         *           3
10/14/90             48        43        5         0           3
9/9/90               47        45        3         *           4
7/24/90              52        40        4         *           3
10/16/84             51        45        2         NA          4
9/11/84              51        46        1         NA          1
7/8/84               54        44        2         NA          *
10/27/82             59        39        NA        NA          2
10/11/82             55        38        NA        NA          7
45. On another subject, 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
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
6/30/95   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

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