Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Feb. 19-22, 2009, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults including landline and cell phone-only respondents. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

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

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
2/22/09       68       43         25      25        8         17         7

Compare to:
                     Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
Bush 2/25/01           55           23            22
Clinton 2/23/93        63           30             7
Bush 2/14/89           76           14             9
Reagan 2/20/81         68           15            17
Carter 2/21/77*        71            9            20
Nixon 2/25/69          60            6            34
Kennedy 2/15/61        72            6            22
Eisenhower 2/27/53     67            8            25   
*Carter and previous: Gallup polls

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling [ITEM]?

2/22/09 - Summary Table

                                                                                                                     
                                           Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The economy                               60          34            6
b. Appointments to his cabinet and other   
   top positions in his administration       64          30            7

3.Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction)
or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

              Right     Wrong     No 
              direction   track   opinion  
2/22/09          31        67        2
1/16/09          19        78        3
12/14/08         15        82        3
10/25/08 LV      13        85        2
10/11/08 RV       8        90        2
9/22/08  RV      14        83        3
8/22/08          19        78        2      
6/15/08          14        84        2
5/11/08          16        82        2 
1/12/08          21        77        2
11/1/07          24        74        2
6/1/07           25        73        2 
1/19/07          26        71        3 
11/4/06  RV      39        59        2 
10/22/06         30        68        2 
10/8/06          32        66        2 
5/15/06          29        69        2 
11/2/05          30        68        2 
10/24/04 LV      41        55        4 
4/18/04          42        57        1 
4/30/03          52        46        2 
9/26/02          43        53        4 
2/21/02          54        42        4 
2/14/99          55        41        4 
11/1/98          55        43        2 
11/1/98  LV      55        44        1 
8/21/98          57        40        4
7/12/98          50        45        6
4/4/98           55        41        4
1/31/98          61        34        5
1/30/98          61        34        5
1/19/98          44        50        6
8/27/97          39        57        4
6/8/97           37        60        3
3/9/97           34        62        4
10/17/96 RV      40        55        5
10/16/96 RV      42        53        5
10/15/96 RV      43        52        5
10/14/96 RV      44        51        5
10/13/96 RV      44        51        5
9/04/96  RV      40        54        6
8/21/96          28        67        5
6/30/96          26        70        5
3/17/96          27        70        3
1/21/96          27        66        6
1/3/96           21        77        3
4/5/95           23        73        3
1/4/95           27        68        6
10/31/94         27        69        4
7/20/94          26        70        4
3/27/94          28        69        3
1/23/94          31        60       10
11/14/93         25        69        6
8/8/93           26        71        3
6/20/93          26        71        3
4/26/93          27        71        2
3/11/93          36        57        7
2/28/93          37        59        4
1/17/93          31        63        6
12/14/92         35        60        5
10/27/92 RV      22        76        2
10/4/92  RV      18        78        4
6/7/92           14        83        3
4/9/92           16        81        3
3/11/92          18        79        4
1/15/92          19        78        3
11/10/91         24        72        4
10/29/91         26        71        3
8/27/91          31        60        9
7/28/91          30        67        3
6/2/91           39        57        4
4/9/91           42        51        7
2/26/91          58        39        3
1/27/91          49        48        4
10/14/90         19        79        2
9/9/90           36        60        4
8/20/90          35        60        5
7/24/90          37        60        2
5/21/90          39        60        2
3/26/90          44        53        2
2/4/90           49        48        3
1/16/90          48        49        3
5/23/89          42        55        3
3/16/89          46        52        2
1/16/89  LV      51        46        3
10/25/88 RV      49        46        6
9/27/88          48        44        8
7/11/88          40        56        4
5/25/88          35        59        6
3/21/88          40        56        4
1/23/88          39        59        2
12/13/87         49        47        4
12/2/87          35        61        4
9/23/87          43        54        4
6/29/87          35        62        3
4/13/87          37        60        3
3/9/87           38        58        4
1/18/87          39        56        5
9/8/86           50        48        2
1/26/86          45        47        8
7/29/85          52        43        6
1/16/85          59        36        4
5/22/84          47        48        5
12/13/83         43        51        6
11/7/83          51        44        5
4/12/83          41        54        4
3/2/83           43        53        3
10/11/82         35        57        8
1/30/82          39        56        5
2/80*            20        70       10
2/78             34        53       13
2/77             41        44       14
10/75            19        71        9
10/74            15        75       11
10/73            16        74       10
*2/80 and previous: Roper

4. Would you say Obama is doing a better job as president than you expected, a worse job, or what? Is that much better/worse or somewhat better/worse?

         ----- Better -----   ------ Worse -----   As expected     No
          NET   Much   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Much      (vol.)     opinion
2/22/09   46     18     28     14      8       7         31          9

Compare to:

Bush:
4/22/01   39     NA     NA     21     NA      NA         37          3

Clinton:
2/28/93   38     12     27     19     12       7         35          8

5. Do you think Obama is or is not bringing needed change to Washington?

          Is   Is not   No opinion
2/22/09   68     26          6

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

2/22/09 - Summary Table

                                 Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
a. The Democrats in Congress       50          44            6
b. The Republicans in Congress     38          56            6

Trend:

a. The Democrats in Congress

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
2/22/09         50          44            6
7/13/08         35          57            8
2/1/08          39          54            7
12/9/07         40          53            6
11/1/07         36          58            6
9/30/07         38          57            5
7/21/07         46          51            2
6/1/07          44          49            6
4/15/07         54          44            2
10/8/06         48          50            3
5/15/06         39          58            4
11/2/05         41          54            5
6/5/05          42          56            3
6/6/99          51          42            7
3/14/99         51          42            7
7/8/97          45          49            6
4/5/95          36          60            4
10/31/94        39          53            8
10/23/94        36          59            5
9/11/94         41          53            6

b. The Republicans in Congress

              Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
2/22/09         38          56            6
7/13/08         25          69            6
2/1/08          30          63            7
12/9/07         32          63            5
11/1/07         32          63            6
9/30/07         29          67            4
7/21/07         34          64            2
6/1/07          36          58            6
4/15/07         39          59            2
10/8/06         35          63            2
5/15/06         33          64            3
11/2/05         35          61            4
6/5/05          42          56            2
6/6/99          41          52            7 
3/14/99         40          56            4
7/8/97          40          54            6
9/15/96  RV     46          48            6
6/30/96         38          56            6
4/5/95          45          50            5
10/31/94        33          59            7
10/23/94        31          64            5
9/11/94         35          59            6

7. Who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

 
                          Both    Neither     No
          Obama   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
2/22/09    61      26      1        9          3

Compare to:

G.W. Bush or the Democrats in Congress:
                             Both    Neither     No
            Bush     Dems   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
6/1/07       36       54       1        6         2
2/25/07      36       56       1        6         2
1/19/07      32       60       1        4         2
12/11/06     34       58       1        5         2
1/18/04      43       50       1        4         3
4/30/03      51       41       2        2         3
11/6/01      51       36       5        4         5
9/9/01       44       50       1        3         2
7/30/01      47       46       1        4         1
6/3/01       44       46       2        6         2

Clinton or the Republicans in Congress:*
                             Both    Neither     No
           Clinton   Reps   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
1/23/96      51       34      11        3         2 
10/30/95     38       50       9        1         2 
10/1/95      44       44       8        2         3 
7/17/95      42       51       4        1         2 
3/19/95      43       47       7        1         2 
1/4/95       34       56       3        1         5 
12/20/94     36       59      NA       NA         5
11/14/93     45       37       3       12         3
8/8/93       48       35       1       13         3
6/28/93      45       40       1       10         4
4/26/93      59       29       4        7         1

G.H.W. Bush or the Democrats in Congress:*
                             Both    Neither     No
            Bush     Dems   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
3/11/92      37       36       1       20         7
3/8/92       32       44       3       14         6
2/2/92       40       44       1        9         5
1/29/92      38       41       2       13         5
12/15/91     36       46       2       12         4
*"on the economy"

8. 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  
2/22/09          56           30          3         9           3
12/14/08         56           23          3        15           3
5/11/08          53           32          2        10           2
10/8/06          54           35          2         7           2
9/7/06           47           38          1        10           4
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
6/2/91           37           42          5        10           6
3/4/91           34           47          5         9           5
11/4/90  LV      42           40          3        11           4
10/14/90         46           41          1         8           4
5/21/90          41           45          3         8           2
1/16/90          38           50          3         6           3
8/21/89          42           43          4         9           2
10/10/88 RV      45           45          1         4           5
8/17/88          40           43          2         8           8
8/14/88          47           36          1        11           5
7/20/88          51           36          1         7           6
7/17/88          43           39          1        10           7
5/25/88          45           40          2         7           7
5/21/88          45           42          1         7           4
1/23/88          43           44          1         9           2
12/17/87         49           39          1         6           5
10/19/87         44           43          2         8           3
6/1/87           47           41          3         6           3
3/9/87           47           38          3         9           3
1/18/87          46           38          3         8           6
9/8/86           38           47          2         8           5
6/23/86          41           46          2         8           4
3/24/86          40           46         NA         8           7
2/12/86          40           46          2         8           5
10/28/85         37           45         NA        11           7
9/23/85          39           45         NA        10           6
7/29/85          41           43         NA        10           6
6/22/85          36           47         10        NA           6
2/26/85          40           52          5        NA           3
1/16/85          33           49         11        NA           7 
7/8/84           44           43          9        NA           5
5/22/84          41           40         12        NA           7
2/15/84          41           45          8        NA           6
1/17/84          42           37         11        NA          10
12/13/83         38           38         14        NA          10
8/1/83           45           36          9         2           8
10/11/82         44           38         10        NA           9
9/13/82          45           37         10        NA           8

9. What's more important to you - that political leaders (stick with their positions on important issues, even if it means a lack of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans); or that political leaders (try to cooperate across party lines, even if it means compromising on important issues)?

           Stick with       Try to cooperate      No
          their positions   across party lines   opinion
2/22/09         31                  66              3

10. Do you think Obama is or is not trying to compromise with the Republican leaders in Congress on important issues?

          Is   Is not   No opinion
2/22/09   73     22          5

11. Do you think the Republican leaders in Congress are or are not trying to compromise with Obama on important issues?

          Are   Are not   No opinion
2/22/09   34      59           7

12. As you may know, the federal government will spend about 800 billion dollars on tax cuts, construction projects and aid to states and individuals to try to stimulate the economy. Do you support or oppose this plan? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

             -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
             NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
2/22/09      64       34         30      35       10         24         1
1/16/09*     70       43         27      27        9         17         3
12/14/08**   65       37         28      32       13         18         3
* "about 800 billion dollars on tax cuts, construction projects, energy, education, 
and health care" ** "up to 700 billion dollars on construction projects and other programs"

13. How confident are you that this economic stimulus plan will make the current economic downturn less severe than it would be otherwise - very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?

          ---- Confident ----   ----- Not confident -----     No
          NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not so   Not at all   opinion
2/22/09   58     13      45     41      19         22          1

14. Do you think the economic stimulus plan will help or hurt the local economy in your area? Do you think it will help/hurt a great deal or just somewhat?

          -------- Help --------   -------- Hurt --------   No chg     No
          NET   Grt deal   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Grt deal   (vol.)   opinion
2/22/09   62       16       47     25     13        13        10        3

15. Do you think the economic stimulus plan will help or hurt your own personal financial situation? Do you think it will help/hurt a great deal or just somewhat?

          -------- Help --------   -------- Hurt --------   No chg     No
          NET   Grt deal   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Grt deal   (vol.)   opinion
2/22/09   46       11       35     26     11        14        25        3
Compare to:

Clinton's economic proposals:
          -------- Help --------   -------- Hurt --------   No chg     No
          NET   Grt deal   Smwht   NET   Smwht   Grt deal   (vol.)   opinion
5/23/93   29        6       22     59     37        21         9        4
2/28/93   31        6       25     53     36        17        13        2

16. In terms of [ITEM], do you think the stimulus package goes too far, does not go far enough, or is it about right?

2/22/09 - Summary Table

                                        Goes     Not far   About     No
                                       too far   enough    right   opinion
a. Tax cuts                              15        33       46        6
b. Spending on construction projects   
   and aid to states and individuals     24        24       46        6

17. Do you think this plan will be enough to improve the economy, or do you think more economic stimulus by the government will be needed

IF MORE: Is that a lot more, or somewhat more?

         Plan will  -More stimulus needed-   Will make     Will not do     No 
         be enough  NET   A lot   Somewhat  worse (vol.)  anything (vol.)  op.
2/22/09      20     63      29       33          6               3          8     

18. How confident are you that the federal government will put in place adequate controls to avoid waste and fraud in the use of federal money in the economic recovery effort? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?

           ----- Confident -----   ----- Not confident -----     No
           NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not so   Not at all   opinion
2/22/09    46      8       37      52      22         30          2
1/16/09    45      5       40      54      30         25          *
12/14/08   46      6       40      54      29         24          *

19. How concerned, if at all, are you about the size of the federal budget deficit - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned or not concerned at all?

--- Concerned ---   --- Not concerned ---     No   
           NET   Very   Smwt   NET   Not so   At all   opinion
2/22/09    87     59     28    12       9        3        1
12/14/08   86     49     37    13       9        5        *

20. Do you support or oppose stricter federal regulations on the way banks and other financial institutions conduct their business? IF SUPPORT: Should these regulations be much stricter, or somewhat stricter?

          ----- Support ----
          NET   Much   Smwht   Oppose   No opinion
2/22/09   76     49     27       22          2

21. On another economic issue, would you support or oppose the federal government using 75 billion dollars to provide refinancing assistance to homeowners to help them avoid foreclosure on their mortgages? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

                   -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
		  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
2/22/09   64       37         27      35       12         23         2

22. The federal government has provided 25 billion dollars in loans to two of the big U.S. automakers
and put in place a government board to oversee their restructuring. These automakers
now say they need an additional 14 billion dollars in government loans
in order to stay out of bankruptcy. Do you support or oppose providing these additional government loans
to the U.S. automakers? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

		  -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
2/22/09   30       13         17      68       18         51         2

Compare to:

The federal government is considering loaning up to 14 billion dollars to the Big Three
U.S. automakers and putting in place a government board to oversee their restructuring.
Some people say (it's a bailout those companies don't deserve, and that they'd be better off
reorganizing under bankruptcy laws). Other people say (it's necessary to protect
auto workers and save a key part of the U.S. economy). On balance, do you support or oppose this plan?

           -------- Support --------   --------- Oppose --------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/14/08   42       20         22      55       21         34         3
12/7/08*   37       17         20      54       23         30        10
11/23/08   35       18         17      57       21         36         9
*Wording 12/7: "The big three automakers in the United States have asked for up to 34
billion dollars in loans from the government..." 11/23: "...up to 25 billion..."

23. (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE) On another subject, how confident are you the Social Security system will be able to pay your full benefits throughout your retirement - very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?

          ----- Confident -----   ----- Not confident -----     No
          NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not so   Not at all   opinion
2/22/09   39     11       28      61      23         38          *

24. (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE) On another subject, how confident are you the Medicare system will be able to provide you with adequate health coverage throughout your retirement - very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?

  		  ----- Confident -----   ----- Not confident -----     No
          NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not so   Not at all   opinion
2/22/09   37      8       28      63      29         34          1

25. Just your best guess - do you think the economy (is in a normal downturn that will correct itself before too long), or do you think the economy (has moved into a serious long-term decline)?

           Normal    Serious   Neither     No
          downturn   decline   (vol.)    opinion
2/22/09      42        56         2         1
9/22/08      44        52         2         3
5/2/93       48        45         4         3
10/4/92      37        56         4         3

26. All in all, how financially secure do you feel?


             ------ Secure -------   ----- Insecure ------     No
             NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Very   opinion
2/22/09      57     12       45      43       28       15       *
9/14/08      64     16       48      35       22       12       1
9/7/08  RV   65     20       44      34       24       11       1
7/13/08      63     21       42      36       21       15       1



27. Would you say this recession has hurt you financially, or not? IF YES: Is that a great deal or only somewhat?

            ----------- Hurt ----------
           NET   Great deal   Somewhat   Not hurt   No opinion
2/22/09    64        30          34         35           1
1/16/09    68        37          32         32           *
12/14/08   63        30          34         36           *
6/2/91     53        16          37         46           1
 

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

2/22/09 - Summary Table

                                       Optimistic   Pessimistic   No opinion
a. the state of the national economy       48           50             2
b. your own family's financial 
   situation                               66           31             3

Trend:

a. the state of the national economy

              Optimistic   Pessimistic   No opinion
2/22/09           48           50             2
12/14/08          48           50             3
9/29/08  RV       43           53             4
4/13/08           40           58             2
2/1/08            45           51             4
12/9/07           45           52             3
12/11/06          64           33             3
5/15/06           52           46             1
12/18/05          55           44             1
9/11/05           51           46             2
6/5/05            59           40             1
12/19/04          58           40             2
6/20/04           64           34             2
1/18/04           63           35             2  

b. your own family's financial situation      

2/22/09           66           31             3
12/14/08          68           29             2
9/29/08  RV       61           34             5
4/13/08           66           31             3
2/1/08            67           30             3
12/9/07           72           25             3
12/11/06          82           16             2
5/15/06           79           20             1
12/18/05          73           26             1
12/19/04          75           23             2


29. Have you been cutting back on your spending lately, spending at about your usual level, or spending more than usual? (IF CUTTING BACK) Have you cut back sharply, or somewhat?

----- Cutting back -----   Usual   Spending more     No
          NET   Sharply   Somewhat   level    than usual     opinion  
2/22/09   67      31         36       30           3            1

30. Is the current economic situation a cause of stress in your life, or not? (IF YES) Is it a cause of serious stress, or stress, but not serious?

--- Yes, cause of stress --   Not a cause     No
          NET   Serious   Not serious    of stress    opinion
2/22/09   57      27          30            43           0

31. In the last few months have you or has anyone living in your household [ITEM]?

2/22/09 - Summary Table

                                     Yes   No   No opinion
a. been laid off or lost their job   18    82        *  									
b. had work hours or pay cut         26    73        *

Trend:

a. been laid off or lost their job


           Yes   No   No opinion
2/22/09    18    82        *
12/14/08   18    82        *

b. had work hours or pay cut

2/22/09    26    73        *
12/14/08   27    73        *

32. Thinking beyond your own household, do you have any close friends or immediate
family members who have [ITEM]?

2/22/09 - Summary Table

                                     Yes   No   No opinion
a. been laid off or lost their job   60    40        1
b. had work hours or pay cut         60    38        1

33. (ASKED IF SOMEONE IN HOUSEHOLD IS EMPLOYED) How concerned are you that you or someone else
in your household [ITEM] in the next few months - very concerned, somewhat concerned,
not so concerned or not concerned at all?

2/22/09 - Summary Table

                          ---- Concerned ---   --- Not concerned ---     No                          
	                NET   Very   Smwht   NET   Not so   At all   opinion
a. will be laid off or
   lose their job         46     23     24     53      21       33        *
b. will have work hours   
   or pay cut             52     26     27     47      16       31        *

34. How concerned are you, if at all, about not having enough money to pay your rent or mortgage - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not at all concerned about this?

                                                        Not
           --- Concerned ---   --- Not concerned ---   apply      No   
           NET   Very   Smwt   NET   Not so   At all   (vol.)   opinion
2/22/09    46     24     22    51      17       33       4         0
12/14/08   37     21     16    57      16       41       5         * 

35. How confident are you that you will retire with enough income and assets to last for the rest of your life - would you say you're very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?

           ------ Confident ----   ------ Not confident ----   Retired    No       
           NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not so   Not at all   (vol.)    opin.
2/22/09    48     14       35      48      25         23          3        *
12/14/08   46     15       31      48      22         26          6        *
10/11/08   44     10       34      49      25         24          7        1
10/16/05   69     30       39      28      16         13          2        *    
7/15/02    55     18       37      40      21         18          5        0
7/15/01    68     33       35      23      10         12          7        2
7/4/99     54     21       33      39      21         18          6        0        
7/21/96    45     16       29      47      25         21          7        1

36. How much longer do you think the country's current economic recession will last - a few more months, up to six months, up to a year, up to two years, or longer than that?

          -------- Year or less -------   -- More than a year--   Not      
                Few      Up to    Up to         Up to            in one    No 
          NET  months   6 months   year   NET  2 years   Longer  (vol.)   opin.
2/22/09   28     1          3      24     70      36       34       0       2
1/27/02   69     9         22      39     27      13       14       *       3
5/3/92    56     8         17      31     37      15       22       2       5
12/1/91   52     3         14      35     39      21       18       1       9
3/10/91   66    11         28      27     28      10       18      NA       6
2/2/91*   67    10         25      32     26      13       13      NA       7
*Gallup

Questions 37 to 41 held for future release.

42. On another subject: as you may know, Washington, D.C. has a delegate in Congress, but that person is not allowed to vote on laws. Would you support or oppose new legislation giving D.C. a full voting member in the U.S. House of Representatives?

Support   Oppose   No opinion
2/22/09     58        35          7
4/22/07     61        28         11

901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as (a Democrat), (a Republican), an independent or what? IF NOT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN: Do you lean more towards the (Democratic Party) or (Republican Party)?

                                                                   ---Non-Partisans--
                                                                   Lean   Lean    No
            Democrat   Republican   Independent   Other   No op.   Dem.   Rep.   Lean
2/22/09        36          24            34         5       1       18     13      9
1/16/09        35          23            36         5       1       20     12     11
12/14/08       37          24            35         4       1       16     13     10
11/3/08        35          26            30         6       2       13     10     15
10/11/08       36          26            31         4       2       15     12     10
9/29/08        34          26            31         8       2       17     12     12
9/22/08        36          26            31         5       2       18      9     11
9/7/08         35          26            33         5       2       15     14     11
8/22/08        36          23            34         6       1       16     14     10
7/13/08        37          24            33         6       1       16     14     10
6/15/08        38          24            34         4       1       16     14      8
5/11/08        34          28            34         4       1       19     11      8
4/13/08        35          29            30         5       1       15     13      8
3/2/08         40          28            28         3       1       15      8      9
2/1/08         37          26            32         4       1       16     11     10
1/12/08        39          27            29         5       1       13      9     12

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.
2/22/09        23         38            37                  1             1
1/16/09        24         42            32                  *             1
12/14/08       22         37            37                  1             2
10/11/08 RV    22         44            34                  *             1
9/29/08 RV     19         44            34                  1             1
9/22/08 RV     23         41            32                  2             1
9/7/08  RV     22         39            36                  1             2
8/22/08        22         41            33                  2             2
7/13/08        19         43            35                  2             1
6/15/08        21         43            33                  1             2
5/11/08        24         39            34                  2             1
4/13/08        24         38            35                  1             2
3/2/08         19         48            30                  2             2
2/1/08         25         38            34                  2             1
1/12/08        24         36            36                  2             1
12/9/07        24         38            36                  1             1
11/1/07        24         41            32                  1             1
9/30/07        24         45            30                  1             1
9/7/07         20         39            39                  1             2
7/21/07        25         39            32                  3             1
6/1/07         24         36            37                  2             1
4/15/07        24         42            32                  1             1
2/25/07        23         40            35                  1             1
1/19/07        23         41            33                  1             1
12/11/06       23         42            33                  2             1
11/4/06        19         42            36                  2             1
10/22/06       22         42            32                  2             2
10/8/06        21         43            33                  1             1
9/7/06         24         39            33                  2             2
8/6/06         18         42            38                  1             1
6/25/06        21         41            35                  1             1
5/15/06        19         48            31                  1             1
5/11/06        18         49            33                  *             *
4/9/06         21         41            35                  2             1
3/5/06         22         42            33                  2             1
1/26/06        21         40            37                  1             1
1/8/06         20         40            37                  2             1
12/18/05       22         42            34                  1             1
11/2/05        23         44            32                  1             *
9/11/05        22         44            31                  2             2
8/28/05        20         44            34                  2             1
6/26/05        21         44            33                  1             1
6/5/05         23         40            35                  1             *
4/24/05        20         47            30                  1             1


INCOME. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) 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+ 2/22/08 48 16 16 17 50 19 13 19 1/16/08 52 17 18 17 48 16 13 19 12/14/08 44 14 15 15 54 18 15 21 10/11/08 RV 41 12 14 16 56 20 15 22 9/29/08 RV 42 10 14 17 56 18 16 22 9/22/08 RV 40 12 14 14 57 21 14 22 9/22/08 46 16 16 14 50 18 12 20 9/7/08 RV 44 13 14 17 56 17 15 24 8/22/08 RV 39 10 11 18 59 19 16 24 8/22/08 43 15 12 17 53 18 15 21 7/13/08 RV 43 14 14 15 54 16 14 24 7/13/08 48 18 15 15 50 16 12 21 6/15/08 47 18 15 15 51 18 15 18 5/11/08 47 15 16 17 50 18 13 19 4/13/08 47 17 13 17 51 18 14 18 3/2/08 44 14 13 17 52 17 13 22 2/1/08 48 17 16 15 48 18 12 18 1/12/08 46 12 18 16 51 19 13 19 12/9/07 49 14 17 18 48 15 15 18 11/1/07 48 14 16 17 49 16 13 21 9/30/07 53 17 16 20 44 18 12 14 9/7/07 43 10 17 16 54 19 15 20 7/21/07 46 16 14 16 51 18 13 19 6/1/07 49 15 18 16 49 18 13 18 4/15/07 46 15 16 15 51 20 13 18 2/25/07 46 10 16 20 51 20 14 17 1/19/07 49 16 17 15 49 16 13 20 12/11/06 46 11 16 19 51 18 16 17 10/22/06 52 16 20 17 45 16 11 17 10/8/06 46 13 16 17 51 22 13 16 9/7/06 51 16 18 17 47 17 15 15 8/6/06 49 14 16 18 48 20 12 16 6/25/06 50 16 16 19 47 19 11 17 5/15/06 52 14 18 21 46 16 13 17 5/11/06 46 9 18 18 53 18 15 20 4/9/06 53 16 20 17 47 19 12 16 3/5/06 50 16 18 16 48 20 12 16 1/26/06 52 20 15 17 46 18 12 16 12/18/05 54 17 19 18 44 18 12 15 11/2/05 52 14 18 20 46 19 13 14 9/11/05 55 18 20 17 42 18 11 14 8/28/05 52 18 15 19 46 18 11 16 6/26/05 49 14 17 18 49 19 14 16 6/5/05 55 15 20 20 43 17 13 14 4/24/05 55 15 21 19 45 18 12 15

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