Washington Post D.C. poll June 15-18, 2017

Poll Questions

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way that Muriel Bowser is handling her job as Mayor?

Q: Is Mayor Bowser doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with reducing crime in the city? (Half sample)

Q: Is Mayor Bowser doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with improving District public schools? (Half sample)

Q: Is Mayor Bowser doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with reducing the influence of wealthy political donors on government decisions? (Half sample)

Q: Is Mayor Bowser doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with creating and maintaining affordable housing in the District? (Half sample)

Q: Is Mayor Bowser doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with addressing homelessness in the District? (Half sample)

Q: Is Mayor Bowser doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with relations between the District and the Trump administration? (Half sample)

Q: Generally speaking, how would you rate the job that District police are doing: excellent, good, not so good or poor?

Q: Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of that person, or perhaps you don’t know enough to say: Vincent Gray

Q: Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of that person, or perhaps you don’t know enough to say: Karl Racine

Q: Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of that person, or perhaps you don’t know enough to say: Muriel Bowser

Q: (IF REGISTERED DEMOCRAT/PLAN TO REGISTER) Thinking ahead to the Democratic primary for mayor next year, if the election were held today and the candidates were (Muriel Bowser), (Vincent Gray) and (Karl Racine), for whom would you vote? Which one are you leaning toward right now?

Q: Who do you think has higher personal and ethical standards - Bowser or Gray?

Q: Which best describes your family's financial situation? Do you feel as if you (are getting ahead financially), have just enough money to maintain your standard of living, or (are falling behind financially)?

Q: As you may know, the District government is trying to redevelop parts of the city to attract new businesses and residents. Do you think this process of redevelopment is mainly good or mainly bad for people like you?

Q: Is this a major reason, a minor reason or not a reason for the shortage of affordable housing in D.C., or not? The District government NOT spending enough to create and maintain affordable housing

Q: Is this a major reason, a minor reason or not a reason for the shortage of affordable housing in D.C., or not? The District government NOT ensuring funding helps people who need it most

Q: Is this a major reason, a minor reason or not a reason for the shortage of affordable housing in D.C., or not? The city government catering too much to the needs of building developers

Q: Is this a major reason, a minor reason or not a reason for the shortage of affordable housing in D.C., or not? People seeking government housing aid that they do not need

Q: Is this a major reason, a minor reason or not a reason for the shortage of affordable housing in D.C., or not? High-income people moving into the District pushing up housing prices

Q: Do you think the problem of homelessness in the District is (getting better), (getting worse), or staying about the same?

Q: How much have you heard about the District inspector general's report finding that the previous schools chancellor placed city officials' children in top public schools, going around the lottery system used by other parents?

Q: (ASK IF HEARD A LOT/A LITTLE) Do you approve or disapprove of Mayor Bowser's response to this issue?

Q: Mayor Bowser says she will require the schools chancellor to discuss requests for special school placement by government employees with the city Board of Ethics before approving them. Do you think this is enough to prevent favoritism?

Q: Do you think the special placement of officials' children into schools they wanted are (pretty much isolated incidents), or (a sign of broader corruption in city politics)?

Q: How would you rate the Metro rail subway system in the Washington D.C. region - excellent, good, not-so-good or poor?

Q: Would you support or oppose increasing funding for Metro from Maryland, Virginia and D.C., paid for by raising taxes or cutting other programs?

Q: Would you support or oppose increasing fares for riding Metro trains and buses?

Q: Would you support or oppose reducing the frequency of Metro trains and buses?

Q: Would you support or oppose creating a sales tax in the D.C. region that would directly fund Metro?

Q: Would you support or oppose a new property tax on buildings and homes located close to Metro rail stations?

Q: In the past two years, have you changed the way you regularly go to work or get around the city as a result of Metro rail delays and shutdowns, or not?

Q: How much, if at all, do you think Donald Trump's arrival to the District as president has changed the city - a lot, some, not too much or not at all?

Q: Which Trump proposal will have the biggest effect: deporting more undocumented immigrants, overhauling the 2010 health care law, budget cuts to Medicaid and social safety net services, increasing defense spending, or something else?

Q: Since the beginning of this year, have you participated in a political protest or march in D.C., or not? (IF YES) Was this to protest policies or actions of President Trump, or not?