CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLL

Party Unity and the November Election
May 13-17, 2016
Q1-Q7 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q8. How much attention have you been able to pay to the 2016 Presidential campaign -- a lot, some, not much, or no
attention so far?

A lot
Some
Not much
No attention so far
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
60
63
61
58
27
29
26
27
9
8
9
10
3
1
4
5
*
*
*

Apr16a
%
57
31
9
2
1

Q9. Compared to past presidential elections, how would you describe your level of enthusiasm about voting in the 2016
presidential election this year -- are you more enthusiastic than usual, less enthusiastic, or about the same as usual?
More enthusiastic
Less enthusiastic
Same
Don't know/No answer

31
40
28
1

36
36
26
2

30
39
31
*

28
42
28
2

Q10. 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 *
%
51
44
*
3
2

Apr16a
%
50
44
*
3
3

Q11. 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

83
14
1
2

70
23
*
7

Q12. 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

* DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS *
%
44
23
16
14
2

Apr16a
%
47
25
13
13
2

Q13. 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?
Enthusiastically support
Support with reservations
Support only because nominee
Not support
Don't know/No answer

52
20
16
10
2

48
28
15
7
2

Q14. Which comes closer to your opinion about the race for the Democratic nomination? 1. The long race for the
nomination will help the Democrats in November, because the nominee will have been tested and better prepared for
the general election. OR 2. The long race for the nomination will hurt the Democrats in November, because the
Democratic candidates have been criticizing each other and that will weaken them for the general election.

Help
Hurt
No effect (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

59
34
2
5

Q15. Do you think the process for selecting a Democratic presidential nominee this year has been fair, or not fair?
Fair
Not fair
Don't know/No answer

68
29
2

Q16. Now that Donald Trump is the likely 2016 Republican nominee for President, will you enthusiastically support him,
support him but with reservations, support him only because he is the Republican Party nominee, or not support him?

Enthusiastically support
Support with reservations
Support only because nominee
Not support
Don't know/No answer

* REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS *
%
37
31
16
12
3

Q17. Do you think the process for selecting a Republican presidential nominee this year has been fair, or not fair?

Fair
Not fair
Don't know/No answer

* REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS *
%
61
30
9

Q18. How likely is it that you will vote in the 2016 election for President this November -- would you say you will
definitely vote, probably vote, probably not vote, or definitely not vote in the election for President?

Definitely vote
Probably vote
Probably not vote
Definitely not vote
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
80
85
85
70
13
10
10
18
5
3
4
7
2
1
1
4
1
1
*
1

Q19. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and
Donald Trump, the Republican, would you vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Other (Vol.)
Won't vote (Vol.)
Depends (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

47
41
2
5
1
4

6
85
2
3
4

88
5
1
3
*
2

40
40
3
10
1
6

Apr16a
50
40
1
6
*
2

Q20. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Bernie Sanders, the Democrat, and
Donald Trump, the Republican, would you vote for Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump?
Bernie Sanders
Donald Trump
Other (Vol.)
Won't vote (Vol.)
Depends (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

51
38
2
5
*
4

10
82
2
3
*
3

86
6
1
6
1

50
34
2
6
1
7

53
36
1
5
1
3

Q21. Would you describe the Republican Party today as united or divided?

United
Divided
Don't know/No answer

10
87
3

14
84
2

6
91
3

11
85
4

Oct15d
22
75
3

Q22. Would you describe the Democratic Party today as united or divided?

United
Divided
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
36
24
50
32
59
69
48
61
5
7
2
7

Apr08b
%
29
67
4

Q23-Q25 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q26. Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Paul Ryan yet
to have an opinion?

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

20
21
21
36
2

33
18
23
26
*

11
27
20
41
1

19
18
21
39
3

Oct15d*
40
12
15
32
1

*Among Republican registered voters

Q28. If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two parties' candidates for the presidency in November, would you be
satisfied choosing between them or would you like other choices?
Satisfied
Other choices
Don't know/No answer

46
52
1

55
43
2

47
52
1

38
60
1

Q29-Q46 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q47. How surprised are you that Donald Trump is the likely Republican nominee for President – very surprised,
somewhat surprised, not very surprised or not at all surprised?
Very surprised
38
27
51
36
Somewhat surprised
24
30
20
22
Not very surprised
13
15
10
15
Not at all surprised
24
29
19
27
Don't know/No answer
*
*
*
Q48. What do you think Republican leaders should do now? 1. Support Donald Trump even if they disagree with him on
important issues, or 2. Not support Donald Trump if they disagree with him on important issues.

Support Trump
Not support Trump
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
47
80
22
44
49
17
74
50
4
3
4
6

Q49. Do you think Donald Trump will be able to unite the Republican Party, or not?
Will be able
Will not
Don't know/No answer

32
63
6

64
29
7

7
90
3

29
64
6

Q50. Do you think the Republican Party needs to unite behind Donald Trump in order to win the presidency in
November, or do you think Donald Trump can win in November without the support of a united Republican Party?
Needs to unite
Doesn't need to unite
Don't know/No answer

57
35
8

63
31
6

55
35
10

56
38
6

Q51. If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, do you think she will be able to unite the Democratic Party, or not?
Will be able
Will not
Don't know/No answer

67
29
4

53
41
5

83
16
1

63
32
5

Q52. If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, do you think the Democratic Party needs to unite behind her in order
to win the presidency in November, or do you think Hillary Clinton can win in November without the support of a united
Democratic Party?
Needs to unite
Doesn't need to unite
Don't know/No answer

81
15
4

80
13
7

84
15
1

78
16
5

Q53. If Bernie Sanders is the Democratic nominee, do you think he will be able to unite the Democratic Party, or not?
Will be able
Will not
Don't know/No answer

55
38
6

39
53
9

68
27
5

56
38
6

Q54. If Bernie Sanders is the Democratic nominee, do you think the Democratic Party needs to unite behind him in order
to win the presidency in November, or do you think Bernie Sanders can win in November without the support of a
united Democratic party?

Needs to unite
Doesn't need to unite
Don't know/No answer
Q55. RELEASED SEPARATELY

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
85
86
88
82
11
8
9
14
4
6
3
4

Q56. In the past couple of years would you say you have been getting ahead financially, just staying even financially, or
falling behind financially?

Getting ahead
Staying even
Falling behind
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
23
22
29
18
44
43
47
41
32
34
23
39
1
1
1
1

May12a
15
46
39
1

Q57-Q58 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q60. Think about past elections in which you have voted, including national and statewide elections. Would you say
you…?

Always vote Republican
Usually vote Republican
Vote about equally for both parties
Usually vote Democratic
Always vote Democratic
Never vote (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
12
32
*
6
20
48
2
14
24
13
9
47
21
3
42
16
19
1
45
8
2
2
2
2
3
1
1
6

Feb14c
%
9
27
25
21
15
1
2

Q61. HELD FOR FUTURE RELEASE
Q62. Would you say you attend religious services every week, almost every week, once or twice a month, a few times a
year, or never?

Every week
Almost every week
Once or twice a month
A few times a year
Never
Don't know/No answer

* TOTAL RESPONDENTS *
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
24
34
20
20
12
14
11
11
14
12
15
14
26
22
28
26
25
17
26
28
1
1
1
1

Q63. When you think about the future of the Republican Party, do you feel mostly hopeful or mostly discouraged?

Mostly hopeful
Mostly discouraged
Both (vol.)
Neither (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

* REPUBLICAN REGISTERED VOTERS *
%
55
43
1
1

Jun14d
%
55
41
2
1
2

Q64. When you think about the future of the Democratic Party, do you feel mostly hopeful or mostly discouraged?

Mostly hopeful
Mostly discouraged
Both (vol.)
Neither (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

* DEMOCRATIC REGISTERED VOTERS *
%
80
17
1
1
1

UNWEIGHTED
1,300

WEIGHTED

Total Respondents
Total Registered Voters

1,109

1,031

Registered Voters -Republicans
Registered Voters-Democrats
Registered Voters- Independents

345
362
402

300
362
368

Republican Primary Voters
Democratic Primary Voters

379
371

315
357

Jun14d
%
69
27
1
1
3