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CBS NEWS POLL For release: Thursday, January 23, 2014 :30 !

" ET S#a#e o$ #he Coun#ry: The Pres%den#, #he E&ono"y and 'n&o"e 'ne(ual%#y January 17-21, 2014 • With President Barack Obama’s State o the !nion address ne"t #eek, $ie#s on the direction o the country, the economy and the hea%th care %a# remain ne&ati$e, and ha$e chan&ed %itt%e o$er the 'ast year( )is a''ro$a% ratin&, at 4*+ no#, has been be%o# ,0+ since %ast -ebruary( .ookin& ahead o$er the ne"t t#o years, on%y 1/+ o 0mericans e"'ect more coo'eration bet#een con&ressiona% 1e'ub%icans and the President( On the issue o income ine2ua%ity, 70+ think the &a' bet#een the rich and 'oor is &ro#in&, but the 'ub%ic di$ides on #hether the &o$ernment has a ro%e in i"in& that( 3he 'o%% inds some 'essimism about the uture( -e#er than ha% 444+5 think their chances to succeed are better than their 'arents’ &eneration 6 the %o#est in 7BS 8e#s Po%%s( 0%so, ,/+ think %i e or the ne"t &eneration o 0mericans #i%% be #orse( On a 'ositi$e note, a s%im ma9ority 4,2+5 thinks that e$en in today’s economy, e$eryone has a air chance to &et ahead in the %on& run, u' rom 9ust /,+ in 2010( :a9orities su''ort e"tendin& unem'%oyment bene its and an increase in the minimum #a&e, but some raise concerns about their im'act(

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The Pres%den# .ess than a #eek be ore President Obama &i$es his State o the !nion address, his 9ob ratin& is mi"ed; 4*+ a''ro$e, and about the same 'ercenta&e, 47+, disa''ro$e( O$er the 'ast year, his a''ro$a% ratin& has most%y ho$ered in the mid 40s( 8o# 4*+ 47 Pres%den# O)a"a*s Jo) +a#%n, 12<201/ 11<201/ =<201/ ,<201/ 2<201/ 1<201/ 42+ /7+ 4/+ 47+ ,2+ ,1+ ,0 ,7 4= 4/ /? 41 1<2012 4,+ 47

0''ro$e >isa''ro$e

:ore 0mericans disa''ro$e than a''ro$e o the President’s hand%in& o many o the s'eci ic issues measured in the 'o%%( 0''ro$a% is es'ecia%%y %o# on the President’s hand%in& o the bud&et de icit and the sur$ei%%ance acti$ities by the 8ationa% Security 0&ency( Pres%den# O)a"a*s Jo) +a#%n,s on 'ssues 0''ro$e >isa''ro$e -orei&n 'o%icy @conomy 42+ 41+ 42 ,/ 1

)ea%th care

41+

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8S0 sur$ei%%ance /,+ 4= Bud&et de icit /4+ ,7 3he President’s a$orabi%ity ratin& is %o#er no# com'ared to a year a&o, 9ust a ter his ree%ection( 42+ no# ha$e a a$orab%e o'inion o him, do#n rom ,0+ %ast -ebruary( 0%most as many 440+5 $ie# :r( Obama un a$orab%y( Con,ress .ookin& ahead to the ne"t t#o years, e# 0mericans think there #i%% be more coo'eration bet#een con&ressiona% 1e'ub%icans and the President( :ore than ha% e"'ect the %e$e% o coo'eration to be the same as it #as in the 'ast, #hi%e a third e"'ects %ess coo'eration bet#een the t#o sides( Coo!era#%on Be#-een O)a"a . +e!u)l%&ans O/er Ne0# 2 1ears :ore 1/+ .ess /2 Same ,/ Just a ter endin& an un'roducti$e year, 7on&ress continues to recei$e $ery %o# marks rom 0mericans 6 9ust 11+ a''ro$e o the 9ob it is doin&, and ?2+ disa''ro$e( 8o# 11+ ?2 Jo) +a#%n, o$ Con,ress 12<201/ 11<201/ 10+ 11+ ?/ ?, 10<201/ =+ ?,

0''ro$e >isa''ro$e 2%re&#%on o$ #he Coun#ry

By a %ar&e mar&in, more continue to think the country is headed on the #ron& track than in the ri&ht direction( 8o# //+ *1 2%re&#%on o$ #he Coun#ry 12<201/ =<201/ 7<201/ /0+ 2=+ /,+ */ ** *0 1<201/ /?+ ,7 1<2012 2=+ *,

1i&ht direction Wron& track

The S#a#e o$ #he E&ono"y Aie#s o the economy remain about #here they ha$e been or more than a year; 9ust o$er a third rates the economy &ood, #hi%e ar more say it is bad( 8o# /7+ *1 Cond%#%on o$ #he E&ono"y 12<201/ 1<201/ /7+ /2+ *1 ** 1<2012 1=+ ?0

Bood Bad

3he economy remains the nation’s to' 'riority, and 9ust under a third think o$era%% it is im'ro$in&C a 2uarter think it is &ettin& #orse( 3hose $ie#s ha$e a%so remained air%y consistent o$er the 'ast year( 2%re&#%on o$ #he E&ono"y 2

8o# 12<210/ 1<201/ 1<2012 Better /1+ 27+ //+ 2,+ Worse 2, /0 /0 2= Same 4/ 42 /* 4, 0nd *4+ say they are at %east some#hat concerned they or someone in their househo%d mi&ht be out o #ork and %ookin& or a 9ob in the ne"t year, a%so most%y unchan&ed( But there is some 'ositi$e economic ne#s in this 'o%%; 41+ o 0mericans think the housin& market is im'ro$in& and three in ten see im'ro$ement in the stock market( On the 9ob market, ho#e$er, more think it is &ettin& #orse 4//+5, than &ettin& better 424+5( 2%re&#%on o$ E&ono"%& 3ar4e#s Job :arket Stock :arket 24+ /0+ // 1/ 42 /= )ousin& :arket 41+ 1* /?

Better Worse Same The 5C5

)ea%th care ranks second on 0mericans’ %ist o 'rob%ems acin& the nation, and more disa''ro$e than a''ro$e o the 0 ordab%e 7are 0ct 6 this has been the case since the %a# #as 'assed( 8o# 41+ ,0 12<201/ /=+ ,0 6%e-s o$ #he 7eal#h Care La11<201/ 10<201/ /1+ 4/+ *1 ,1 =<2012 42+ 4* 12<2011 /,+ ,1

0''ro$e >isa''ro$e

Whi%e e# say the %a# is #orkin& #e%% and shou%d be ke't as it is, the 'ercenta&e that ca%%s or re'ea%in& it has dro''ed since %ast 8o$ember, to /4+ no#( Wha# Should 7a!!en #o #he 7eal#h Care La-8 8o# 12<201/ 11<201/ Workin& #e%%, ke't as is *+ *+ 7+ 8eeds some chan&es ,* ,/ 4? Shou%d be re'ea%ed /4 /7 4/ 0nd the 'ercenta&e o 0mericans #ho say si&nu' on the hea%th care e"chan&es is &oin& #e%% has steadi%y increased since %ast October, #hen the #eb site #as %aunched( Sti%%, 9ust 22+ say it is &oin& #e%%, and more than t#ice as many say it is not &oin& #e%%( 7o- %s #he S%,n9u! on #he 7eal#h Care E0&han,es :o%n,8 8o# 12<201/ 11<201/ 10<201/ We%% 22+ 1*+ 11+ 12+ 8ot #e%% ,/ ,? *7 4= >on’t kno# enou&h 2, 2* 2/ /? 0bout a third says si&nu' is im'ro$in&( S%,n9u! on #he 7eal#h Care E0&han,es 's :e##%n,; 8o# 12<201/ Better /4+ /*+ Worse 12 1/ /

Same

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'""%,ra#%on ,4+ o 0mericans #ou%d %ike i%%e&a% immi&rants to be a%%o#ed to stay in the !(S( and e$entua%%y a''%y or citiDenshi'( Just 12+ #ou%d %ike to see them a%%o#ed to stay %e&a%%y but not a''%y or citiDenshi'( /1+, inc%udin& 4*+ o 1e'ub%icans, think they shou%d be re2uired to %ea$e the country( Wha# Should 7a!!en #o 'lle,al '""%,ran#s 0%% 1e's >ems Ends Stay, a''%y or citiDenshi' ,4+ 4/+ *4+ ,/+ Stay %e&a%%y, no citiDenshi' 12 = 10 14 1e2uired to %ea$e /1 4* 22 2? 'n&o"e 'ne(ual%#y: #he :a! )e#-een +%&h and Poor 3he to'ic o income ine2ua%ity has become a ocus o 'ub%ic debate( 3his 'o%% inds that se$en in 10 0mericans think the &a' bet#een the rich and 'oor in the !(S( is &ettin& %ar&er( 3his $ie# cuts across 'arty %ines, income %e$e%s, and socia% c%ass( :a! Be#-een +%&h and Poor %s :e##%n,; ------ Party E> ------------------- 7%ass --------------3ota% 1e's >ems Ends !''er :idd%e Workin&<.o#er 70+ ,*+ 7/+ 7,+ *2+ 70+ 71+ , 7 / * 12 / 4 24 /* 22 1? 2, 24 2/

.ar&er Sma%%er Stayin& the same

)o#e$er, 0mericans are more di$ided on #hether the &o$ernment has a ro%e in reducin& this income &a'( >emocrats and inde'endents think the &o$ernment shou%d do more, #hi%e most 1e'ub%icans disa&ree( Should #he :o/ern"en# 2o 3ore #o +edu&e :a! Be#-een +%&h and Poor8 3ota% 1e's >ems Ends Fes 4=+ 22+ *?+ ,0+ 8o 4, 7, 24 44 3o)%l%#y -e#er than ha% o 0mericans no# think their chances to succeed in %i e are better than their 'arents’ &eneration, and they e"'ress e$en more concern about the uture o the ne"t &eneration( 44+ say their o''ortunities to succeed are better than their 'arents’ &eneration, do#n considerab%y rom 2000 and 2007 and the %o#est 'ercenta&e in 7BS 8e#s Po%%s( /,+ no# think their o''ortunities are #orse than their 'arents’ &eneration( 3hose #ith %o#er househo%d incomes are %ess %ike%y to say their 'ros'ects o success are better than their 'arents’ &eneration( Co"!ared #o 1our Paren#s* :enera#%on, 5re 1our O!!or#un%#%es; 8o# 2<2011 12<200= *<2007 2<2000 Better 44+ ,2+ 47+ *2+ 72+ Worse /, 2/ 27 1? , Same 20 2/ 24 1? 22 ,

3he 'ub%ic is e$en more 'essimistic about the ne"t &eneration’s o''ortunities( :ore than ha% think the uture or the ne"t &eneration o 0mericans #i%% be #orse com'ared to %i e today 6 the hi&hest 'ercenta&e in near%y 20 years( 8o# 20+ ,/ 2, Fu#ure $or #he Ne0# :enera#%on =<2012 ,<2010 /<200= *<2007 /2+ 20+ /,+ 2,+ 42 ,0 /2 4? 1? 2, 2* 24 2<2000 44+ 27 27 /<1==, 1*+ ,? 20

Better Worse Same

8e$erthe%ess, a s%im ma9ority sti%% has aith in a keystone o the 0merican >ream; ,2+ think that e$en in today’s economy, e$eryone sti%% has a air chance to &et ahead in the %on& run( 3hat is ar more than e%t that #ay in 2010, #hen the economy #as in #orse sha'e than it is no# and the unem'%oyment rate #as abo$e nine 'ercent( 4/+ think on%y those at the to' can &et ahead, but that is do#n rom *2+ in 2010( 1e'ub%icans 47/+5 are more %ike%y to think anyone has a chance to &et ahead, #hi%e e#er >emocrats 44,+5 and inde'endents 44,+5 think that( Who Can :e# 5head 'n Today*s E&ono"y8 8o# 2<2011 0nyone has a air chance ,2+ 4=+ On%y those at the to' 4/ 4? Pol%&%es, Pro,ra"s and Pol%#%&s .e&is%ation has been 'ro'osed to e"tend unem'%oyment bene its and to increase the edera% minimum #a&e( :a9orities su''ort both these measures, but some raise concerns( *,+ think unem'%oyment bene its shou%d be e"tended to those #ho are current%y out o #ork, but there are stark 'artisan di erences( >emocrats and inde'endents su''ort e"tendin& bene its, #hi%e 1e'ub%icans are o''osed( Should <ne"!loy"en# Bene$%#s Be E0#ended8 3ota% 1e's >ems Ends Fes *,+ 40+ ?/+ *,+ 8o 2= 4= 1/ /0 3hou&h 42+ o 0mericans think recei$in& unem'%oyment bene its makes 'eo'%e %ess moti$ated to %ook or a 9ob, a%most as many - /7+ - say it makes no di erence, and another 17+ say it makes 'eo'%e more moti$ated( +e&e%/%n, <ne"!loy"en# Bene$%#s 3a4es Peo!le; 3ota% 1e's >ems Ends :ore moti$ated 17+ 1/+ 1=+ 17+ .ess moti$ated 42 ,7 /2 41 8o di erence /7 27 44 /7 3here is a%so stron& 'ub%ic su''ort or raisin& the edera% minimum #a&e rom G7(2, to G10(10 an hourC more than se$en in 10 0mericans a$or it( .ar&e ma9orities o >emocrats and inde'endents a$or a hike in the minimum #a&e, #hi%e 1e'ub%icans are s'%it( * ?<2010 /,+ *2

+a%se Federal 3%n%"u" Wa,e #o =10>10 an 7our8 3ota% 1e's >ems Ends -a$or 72+ 4?+ ??+ 7,+ O''ose 2* ,1 10 24 :ore than ha% o 0mericans don’t think raisin& the edera% minimum #a&e #ou%d reduce the number o 9obs a$ai%ab%e, but our in ten think it #i%%( W%ll +a%s%n, 3%n%"u" Wa,e +edu&e Nu")er o$ Jo)s 5/a%la)le8 3ota% 1e's >ems Ends Fes 41+ ,7+ 2?+ 42+ 8o ,4 41 *7 ,2 3#o &o$ernment 'ro&rams continue to be he%d in hi&h re&ard by the 'ub%ic; :edicare and Socia% Security( :ost 0mericans, inc%udin& ma9orities across the 'o%itica% s'ectrum, say these 'ro&rams are #orth the cost or ta"'ayers( >emocrats are most %ike%y to think these 'ro&rams are #orth the costs 47,+ say so or :edicare and ?0+ or Socia% Security5( 0mon& 1e'ub%icans, *4+ say :edicare is #orth the cost or ta"'ayers, #hi%e *7+ say that about Socia% Security( Bene$%#s $ro" Ea&h Wor#h #he Cos# $or Ta0!ayers8 :edicare Socia% Security Worth it *=+ 7/+ 8ot #orth it 21 21 0s Washin&ton debates ho# best to address income ine2ua%ity and economic mobi%ity, 0mericans $ie# the 'o%icies o each 'arty di erent%y( 3he 'o%icies o the 1e'ub%icans in 7on&ress are seen by most as caterin& to the rich( 3he 'ub%ic is di$ided as to #ho the Obama administration’s 'o%icies a$or( Both sides o ten '%ed&e to he%' the midd%e c%ass, but e# 0mericans think the 'o%icies o either side do so( Who 2o The%r Pol%&%es Fa/or8 Obama 0dmin 2/+ 1? 2, 2* 1e's in 7on&ress */+ = / 20

1ich :idd%e 7%ass Poor 3reat a%% e2ua% E&ono"%& Fa%rness

8ear%y t#o in three 0mericans be%ie$e that money and #ea%th in the !(S( shou%d be more e$en%y distributedC 9ust three in 10 think it is air%y distributed( 1e'ub%icans disa&ree #ith >emocrats and inde'endents on this( 0%so, 0mericans #ith %o#er househo%d incomes are %ess %ike%y than those earnin& more to say money and #ea%th in the !(S( is air%y distributed( 's 3oney and Weal#h 2%s#r%)u#ed Fa%rly %n 5"er%&a8 0%% 1e's >ems Ends HG,0I G,0I-G100I G100IJ Fes, air /1+ ,?+ 1,+ 2*+ 27+ //+ /=+ 8o, shou%d be more e$en *2 /4 ?0 *2 *4 *1 ,, 7

0mericans a%so 'ercei$e un airness in the ta" system( )a% say they 'ay their air share in edera% income ta"es, but a%most as many ee% they 'ay more than their air share( 0t the same time, most think u''er income 0mericans 'ay %ess than their air share( Pay%n, The%r Fa%r Share %n Ta0es Fourse% !''er Encome 0mericans 42+ 14+ / ,7 ,0 2/

:ore than air share .ess than air share 0bout ri&ht

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3his 'o%% #as conducted by te%e'hone January 17-21, 2014 amon& 1,01? adu%ts nation#ide( >ata co%%ection #as conducted on beha% o 7BS 8e#s by Socia% Science 1esearch So%utions o :edia, P0( Phone numbers #ere dia%ed rom sam'%es o both standard %and-%ine and ce%% 'hones( 3he error due to sam'%in& or resu%ts based on the entire sam'%e cou%d be '%us or minus three 'ercenta&e 'oints( 3he error or sub&rou's may be hi&her( Enter$ie#s #ere conducted in @n&%ish and S'anish . 3his 'o%% re%ease con orms to the Standards o >isc%osure o the 8ationa% 7ounci% on Pub%ic Po%%s(

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1CBS NEWS POLL The President, the Economy, and Income Inequality January 1 !"1, "#1$

Q1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President !! "O"#$ %&'PO(D&("' !! "otal %ep Dem )nd + + + + ,. /1 ,1 ,. 12 11 32 . * . 1 Dec1*a1 + ,0 32 /

#pprove Disapprove Don4t know5(o answer

Q0. Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track %ight direction 6rong track Don4t know5(o answer ** -1 3 10 -1 *, * 0-3 3 *2 -* 1 .

Q*. 6hat do you think is the most important problem facing this country today &conomy 7 jobs 8ealthcare Budget )mmigration &ducation Partisan Politics Big :overnment Barack Obama5"he President ;iscellaneous :ovt )ssues )ncome :ap Poverty58omelessness58unger <oreign Policy :overnment5%eform5$obbyist =alue5;oral Other Don4t know5(o answer *0 12 , * * * * * 0 0 0 01 01 1. / 3 1 * 3 * 0 99 0 1 1 0 1/ , *3 1 1 * 3 99 * . * 1 1 99 1 02 * 01 3 * 0 , * 1 0 0 , * * , 0, , 0, 1* * 0 , * * 3 * 0 ! 1 * 03 3 0 0 , ,

Q,. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy #pprove Disapprove Don>t know5(o answer ,0 ,0 10 ., 13 .1 11, *. ,3 1, ,0 ,, 1. 1,

Q3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy !! "O"#$ %&'PO(D&("' !! =

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Q-. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the federal budget deficit #pprove Disapprove Don>t know5(o answer *, 3. * 1, 1 31 *1 , ** 33 12 (ov1*c 0/ -. 10 3

Q.. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care #pprove Disapprove Don>t know5(o answer ,1 3, * 1, 3 .0 0* * *. 3. 3 Dec1*a1 ,1 33 3

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Q.a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling surveillance activities by the (ational 'ecurity #gency #pprove Disapprove Don>t know5(o answer *3 ,1 1. -/ 13 30 *0 1, ** 31 1-

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Q/. Do you approve or disapprove of the way ?ongress is handling its job #pprove Disapprove Don>t know5(o answer 11 /0 1 /* . 1, /1 / 11 /0 3 12 /* . .

Q1. 8ow would you rate the condition of the national economy these days )s it very good@ fairly good@ fairly bad@ or very bad =ery good <airly good <airly bad =ery bad Don>t know5(o answer
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Q12. Do you think the economy is getting better@ getting worse@ or staying about the same !! "O"#$ %&'PO(D&("' !! "otal %ep Dem )nd + + + + *1 11 3* 003 ,* 11 0. ,* ,*,1 1 ! 1 Dec1*a1 + 0. *2 ,0 1

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Q11. Do you think the housing market is getting better@ getting worse@ or staying about the same Better 6orse 'ame Don>t know5(o answer ,1 1*/ 01 01 ,* 3 3, 12 *0 *. 1/ */ , Aul1*b ,/ 10 *3 3

Q10. Do you think the stock market is getting better@ getting worse@ or staying about the same Better 6orse 'ame Don>t know5(o answer *2 1* *1 0, 1,, 1/ *. 1 *1 101 1, *13 ** 12 ,0 01 1-

Q1*. Do you think the job market is getting better@ getting worse@ or staying about the same Better 6orse 'ame Don>t know5(o answer 0, ** ,0 12 ,/ ,0 1 *. 00 ,2 1 01 *, ,* 1 *2 01 ,2 0 0

Q13. ?ompared to your parents4 generation@ do you think in general your opportunities to succeed in life are BbetterC than theirs@ BworseC than theirs@ or about the same as theirs Better 6orse 'ame Don>t know5(o answer ,, *3 02 01 ,, 03 1 301 1, 0 ,0 *, 0* 1 <eb11b 30 0* 0* 0 1

Q1-. Do you think the future of the neDt generation of #mericans will be BbetterC@ BworseC@ or about the same as life today 'ep10a Better 02 . *1 02 *0 6orse 3* -/ ,* 3* ,0 'ame 03 0* 03 03 1/ Don>t know5(o answer 0 0 1 0 / Q1.. Do you feel you pay Bmore than your fair shareC in federal income taDes@ Bless than your fair shareC@ or is the amount you pay about right 11

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Q1/. 6hat about upper9income #mericans Do you feel upper9income people pay Bmore than their fair shareC in federal income taDes@ Bless than their fair shareC@ or is the amount they pay about right ;ore than fair share $ess than fair share #bout right Don>t know5(o answer 1, 3. 0* 0. ** *, . .1 10 10 3, 00 #pr10a 11 3. 0, / /

Q11. )s your opinion of Barack Obama favorable@ not favorable@ undecided@ or haven4t you heard enough about Barack Obama yet to have an opinion <avorable (ot favorable Endecided 8aven4t heard enough Don>t know5(o answer
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Q01a. Over the neDt two years@ do you think there will be BmoreC cooperation between Barack Obama and the %epublicans in ?ongress than there has been in the past@ BlessC cooperation@ or about the same amount of cooperation as there has been in the past ;ore $ess 'ame Don>t know5(o answer 1* *0 3* . ,, ,/ * 101 3* 0 1, 0. 33 0

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Q00. )n general@ do you think the policies of the %epublicans in ?ongress favor Bthe richC@ favor the middle class@ favor Bthe poorC@ or do they treat all groups eFually !! "O"#$ %&'PO(D&("' !! "otal %ep Dem )nd + + + + 'ep1*d + 12

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Q0*. )n general@ do you think the policies of the Obama administration favor Bthe richC@ favor the middle class@ favor Bthe poorC@ or do they treat all groups eFually <avor the rich <avor the middle class <avor the poor "reat all eFually Don>t know5(o answer 0* 03 0. 1/ 30 0. 1, , 11 1 . 0/ 0/ 01 ,2 . 03 1. 03 0/ 01 3 0*

Q0,. Do you think the government should eDtend unemployment benefits for people who are currently out of work@ or shouldn4t it do that 'hould eDtend 'hould not eDtend Depends Don>t know5(o answer -3 01 , ,2 ,1 . * /* 1* * * -3 *2 0 1

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Q03. Do you think receiving unemployment benefits makes people Bmore motivated to look for a jobC@ Bless motivated to look for a jobC@ or doesn>t it make a difference ;ore motivated $ess motivated (o difference Don>t know5(o answer 1. *. 1* ,0 0. , 11 3. ,, 0 1. *0 *. , ,1 3

Q0-. #s you may know@ the federal minimum wage is currently G..03 an hour. Do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage to G12.12 <avor Oppose Don>t know5(o answer .0 ,/ 01 // 31 1 .3 12 0 0, 1

Q0.. Do you think raising the federal minimum wage to G12.12 an hour would reduce the number of jobs available in the Enited 'tates@ or don>t you think it would !! "O"#$ %&'PO(D&("' !! "otal %ep Dem )nd + + + + ,1 3. 0/ ,0 1/

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Q0/a. Overall@ do you think the benefits from ;edicare are worth the cost of the program for taDpayers@ or are they not worth the cost Aun11a + -/ 01 11

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Q0/b. Overall@ do you think the benefits from 'ocial 'ecurity are worth the cost of the program for taDpayers@ or are they not worth the cost 6orth it (ot worth it Don>t know5(o answer .* 01 -. 0/ /2 13 .1 02 ,

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Q*2. <rom what you4ve heard or read@ do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted in 0212 'trongly approve 'omewhat approve 'omewhat disapprove 'trongly disapprove Don4t know5 (o answer 01 02 *, 1 . 1.2 12 ,2 *1 1. 1. 1/ 11 *3 12 Dec1*a1 10* 1* *. 11

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Q*1. 6hich comes closest to your view about the 0212 health care law 1. "he law is working well and should be kept in place as is. 0. "here are some good things in the law@ but some changes are needed to make it work better. *. "he law has so much wrong with it that it needs to be repealed entirely. 6orking well and kept in place :ood things@ but changes needed (eeds to be repealed entirely Don>t know5(o answer 3*, 0/ -1 , 1 ./ / * 12 33 *3 , . 3* *. * * -

Q*0. #s you may know@ as part of the 0212 health care law@ health insurance eDchanges have opened up so people can sign up for health insurance. Based on what you>ve heard or read@ has the sign9up for the health care eDchanges been going very well@ somewhat well@ not very well@ not at all well@ or don>t you know enough to say !! "O"#$ %&'PO(D&("' !! "otal %ep Dem )nd + + + + , 1 , 1/ * *0 1000 0. 0. Dec1*a1 + * 1* 03 14

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Q**. Do you think the sign9up for the health9care eDchanges is getting better@ getting worse@ or staying about the same Better 6orse 'ame Don>t know5(o answer *, 10 ,/ 1. 00 3. . 31 , *1 * *1 10 ,1 . *1* ,, / .

Q*,. 6hich comes closest to your view about illegal immigrants who are living in the E.'. 1. B"hey should be allowed to stay in the E.' and eventually apply for citiIenshipC@ 0. "hey should be allowed to stay in the E.'. legally@ but not be allowed to apply for citiIenship or *. B"hey should be reFuired to leave the E.'.C 'tay 7 apply for citiIenship 3, 'tay in the E.'. legally@ but not apply10 %eFuired to leave the E.'. *1 Don>t know5(o answer ,* 1 ,, -, 12 00 * 3* 1, 0/ ,

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Q*3. Do you feel that the distribution of money and wealth in this country is fair@ or do you feel that the money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among more people <air 'hould be more even Don>t know5(o answer *1 -0 3/ *, / 13 /2 . 0-0 , Aul10a *0 -2 11 /

Q*-. Do you think the gap between the rich and the poor in the E.'. is getting BlargerC@ getting BsmallerC@ or has it stayed the same :etting larger :etting smaller 'tayed the same Don>t know5(o answer .2 0, 33 *0 .* . 00 0 .3 * 1/ * 0

Q*.. 'hould the government do more to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor in this country@ or is this something the government should not be doing !! "O"#$ %&'PO(D&("' !! "otal %ep Dem )nd + + + + ,1 00 -/ 32 ,3 .3 0, ,, * / 3

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Q3*. 8ow concerned are you that in the neDt 10 months you or someone else in your household might be out of work and looking for a jobJ very concerned@ somewhat concerned@ or not concerned at all =ery concerned 'omewhat concerned (ot at all concerned #lready out of work Don>t know5(o answer *. 0. *, 0 01 0/ *1 , 1 *. 0*3 1 ! ,1 0/ *2 1 1 ;ay1*b *0 01 */ 1 1 1

Q3,. "hinking about your household income@ would you say that it is more than enough so that you can save money or buy some eDtras@ just enough to meet your bills and obligations@ or is it not enough to meet your bills and obligations Aul1*b ?an save and buy eDtras Aust enough to pay bills (ot enough to pay bills@ etc Don>t know5(o answer 03 0* 32 11 0 0/ 30 0, 1 01 3, 01 1 01 ,. 03 * 6&):8"&D 0,/ **3 ,*3 0 0,.

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