Q: How satisfied are you with the way this country's political system is working - would you say very satisfied, mostly satisfied, mostly dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
Question 1 of 79
In this poll:
A Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation poll illuminates the gulf between Republicans and Democrats on basic policy issues, but also reveals their internal fissures. Explore the survey questions below and click "detailed view" for results by party and among the unique "clusters" inside the party tents.
This Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted by telephone July 25 to August 5, 2012, among a random national sample of 3,130 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus two percentage points; error margins are 3.5 points for the samples of 1,027 Democrats and 1,054 independents and four points for the sample of 846 Republicans. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) of Media, Pa.