Democrats are more satisfied than Republicans with their choices in the upcoming presidential primaries/caucuses.
Q:Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the choice of candidates for the (Democratic or Republican) nomination for president this year? Asked of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents Asked of black Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents Asked of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents SATISFIED DEC./JAN. FEB. DEC./JAN. FEB. Very Somewhat Somewhat Very DISSATISFIED 29% 57 9 3 14% 58 60% 20 3 5 33% 44 11 8 54% 70% 20 5 Complete data from the poll can be found at www.washingtonpost.com/politics. Democrats are more satisfied than Republicans with their choices in the upcoming presidential primaries/caucuses. Barack Obama formally entered the race for the Democratic nomination on Feb. 10, and there has been a corresponding significant increase in the percentages of blacks viewing him favorably and supporting him vs. Hillary Clinton. -ABC NEWS POLL THE WASHINGTON POST Has the best experience to be president 71 5 17 4 3 Is the strongest leader 52 23 17 3 5 Has the best chance of getting elected in 2008 48 17 25 3 6 Is closest to you on the issues 43 28 19 4 6 Best understands problems of people like you 39 31 20 5 4 Is the most inspiring 36 44 14 4 3 Is the most honest and trustworthy 29 34 21 12 5 Q: Clinton has significant advantages over Obama and John Edwards on leadership, experience and electability, while Democrats rank Obama as the most inspiring. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think: Clinton Obama Edwards Other/ None No opinion Democratic primary preference: Percentage of blacks who have a favorable impression of Obama NOTE: Numbers may not add to 100 percent because of rounding or "no opinion" not shown. This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Feb. 22-25, among a random national sample of 1,082 adults, including an oversample of 86 black respondents. The results for the full poll have a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. It is four points for the Democratic sample, five points for the Republican sample and eight points for the black sample. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.