CBS NEWS POLL

Clinton Holds Onto Her National Lead in the Democratic Race
April 8-12, 2016
Q1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
46
8
81
45
45
87
14
40
9
5
5
15

Mar16d
%
48
44
8

Q2. 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?
Right direction
Wrong track
Don't know/No answer

30
66
4

7
92
1

54
41
5

28
66
6

32
61
7

Q3. What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?

Economy & jobs
Terrorism/Islamic extremism/ISIS
Immigration/illegal immigrants
Racism/race relations
Education/school loans
Health care/health insurance
Poverty/homelessness
Budget/national debt
Income gap/ plight of middle class
Environment/global warming
Intolerance/ group hatred
Miscellaneous social issues
War/peace
Foreign policy/foreign affairs
Politicians/corrupt politicians
Electoral system/Electoral College
Miscellaneous government issues
Religious values/prayer in schools
Moral values/family values
Homeland security
Other
Don't know/No answer

19
7
5
4
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
23
5

19
11
8
3
1
3
1
7
1
2
1
1
3
2
1
4
3
2
2
24
1

23
5
3
4
3
3
6
2
6
4
2
3
1
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
22
2

16
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
3
2
2
3
3
2
2
3
2
1
2
1
26
9

Jan16a
12
13
8
2
2
3
2
4
4
2
1
2
1
2
1
*
2
1
1
2
30
5

Q4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
39
8
75
34
47
83
14
46
14
8
11
21

Mar16d
%
42
47
11

Q5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy?
Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

46
48
6

14
81
5

76
20
4

46
46
9

50
45
5

Q6. HELD FOR FUTURE RELEASE
Q7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

14
77
9

14
78
7

14
80
5

12
75
13

Mar16d
17
75
8

Q8. How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very
bad?
Very good
Fairly good
Fairly bad
Very bad
Don't know/No answer

3
41
34
19
2

1
26
43
27
3

4
59
24
12
1

5
38
36
19
3

6
45
28
19
2

Q9. Do you think the economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
Better
Worse
Same
Don't know/No answer

24
30
44
1

7
41
51
1

43
17
39
1

22
33
43
2

28
27
44
1

Q10. HELD FOR FUTURE RELEASE
Q11. HELD FOR FUTURE RELEASE
Q12. Is your opinion of Pope Francis favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven’t you heard enough about Pope
Francis yet to have an opinion?

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Have not heard enough
Don't know/No answer

40
10
17
27
5

29
17
24
27
4

54
4
14
24
4

38
11
15
29
7

Sep15a2
41
8
11
37
3

Q13-Q19 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q20. Which one of these candidates would you like to see the Democratic Party nominate for President in 2016?

Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (Vol.)
None of them (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
%
50
44
*
3
3

Mar16d
%
50
45
1
2
3

Q21. Regardless of whom you support, who do you expect to finally win the Democratic nomination for President in
2016?
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
None of them (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

70
23
*
7

72
23
*
5

Q22. If Hillary Clinton became the 2016 Democratic nominee for President, would you enthusiastically support her,
support her but with reservations, support her only because she is the Democratic Party nominee, or not support her?
Enthusiastically support
Support with reservations
Support only because nominee
Not support
Don't know/No answer

47
25
13
13
2

40
31
18
10
1

Q23. If Bernie Sanders became the 2016 Democratic nominee for President, would you enthusiastically support him,
support him but with reservations, support him only because he is the Democratic Party nominee, or not support him?
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
%
Enthusiastically support
48
Support with reservations
28
Support only because nominee
15
Not support
7
Don't know/No answer
2

Mar16d
%
56
22
12
9
2

Q24-Q49 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q50. Which one of these candidates do you trust most to deal with terrorism and national security?
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

65
29
*
2
3

Q51. Which one of these candidates do you trust most to deal with the economy and unemployment?
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

49
44
*
3
3

Q52. Which one of these candidates do you trust most to deal with foreign policy?
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

64
32
*
2
1

Q53. Which one of these candidates do you trust most to deal with income inequality?
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

41
56
*
1
1

Q54. Which one of these candidates do you trust most to make the right decisions about gun policy?

Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
%
48
43
*
3
6

Q55. Which one of these candidates do you trust most to make the right decisions when it comes to regulating large
banks and financial institutions?
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

39
57
*
2
2

Q56. Which one of these candidates do you think is most likely to get things done in Washington?

Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

60
35
*
3
2

Feb16b*
59
33
NA
3
5

*with intro: “Regardless of how you intend to vote in 2016,…)

Q57. Which one of these candidates is most likely to bring the different factions of the Democratic Party together?
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

52
41
*
2
4

Q58. Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy, or not?
Honest and trustworthy
Not honest and trustworthy
Don't know/No answer

60
37
3

Mar16d
56
40
4

Q59. From what you know so far, do you think Hillary Clinton is prepared for the job of President, or not?

Is prepared
Is not prepared
Don't know/No answer

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
%
85
15
*

Q60. How much influence do you think special interests have on Hillary Clinton -- a lot, some, not much or none at all?

A lot
Some
Not much
None at all
Don't know/No answer

45
36
11
7
1

Nov15a
34
50
11
2
2

Q61. Do you think Bernie Sanders is honest and trustworthy, or not?

Honest and trustworthy
Not honest and trustworthy
Don't know/No answer

82
9
9

Mar16d
84
11
6

Q62. From what you know so far, do you think Bernie Sanders is prepared for the job of President, or not?
Is prepared
Is not prepared
Don't know/No answer

61
36
3

Q63. How much influence do you think special interests have on Bernie Sanders -- a lot, some, not much or none at all?

A lot
Some
Not much
None at all
Don't know/No answer

12
27
33
22
7

Nov15a
13
32
29
18
7

Q64. As you may know, some of the delegates to the 2016 Democratic convention are party leaders and elected officials
known as superdelegates. Which comes closest to your view about how these superdelegates should vote at the
Democratic Convention this summer? 1. The superdelegates should vote for the candidate who received the most votes
in their state’s primary or caucus or 2. The superdelegates should vote for whomever they think is the best candidate.
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
%
Vote for candidate who received most votes
53
Vote for whomever they think is best
43
Don't know/No answer
3

Total Respondents

UNWEIGHTED WEIGHTED
1,320

Total Registered Voters
Total Democratic primary voters

1,098
359

1,034
324