HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES

June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 1
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 1000 Registered Voters, including 450 respondents with a cell phone only and
50 respondents reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline.

Date: June 19-23, 2016

47 Male
53 Female
Study #16417
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.

The margin of error for 1000 interviews among Registered Voters is ±3.10%

Unless otherwise noted by a “+”, “^”, or “^^” all previous data shown reflects responses among all adults.

Q2a

For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you are?
(IF “REFUSED,” ASK:) Well, would you tell me which age group you belong to? (READ LIST) +
18-24 ......................................................
25-29 ......................................................
30-34 ......................................................
35-39 ......................................................
40-44 ......................................................
45-49 ......................................................
50-54 ......................................................
55-59 ......................................................
60-64 ......................................................
65-69 ......................................................
70-74 ......................................................
75 and over ............................................
Not sure/refused ...................................

10
9
10
8
8
7
9
10
10
7
4
7
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters.

Q2b

To ensure that we have a representative sample, would you please tell me whether you are from a Hispanic
or Spanish-speaking background? +
Yes, Hispanic ...........................................
No, not Hispanic .......................................
Not sure/refused .....................................

10
90
-

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters.

Q2c

And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race--white, black, Asian, or something else? +
White ..........................................................
Black ..........................................................
Asian ..........................................................
Other ..........................................................
Hispanic (VOL) .........................................
Not sure/refused .......................................

75
12
2
4
5
2

White, Non-Hispanic...................................

72

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q3

Study #16417 -- page 2
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Are you currently registered to vote [LANDLINE: at this address; CELL: in (STATE)]? +
Registered ................................... 100
Not registered .............................. Not sure ..................................... + Results shown reflect responses among
registered voters.

Q4

All in all, do you think that things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel that
things are off on the wrong track? 1
High

Headed in the right direction ...
Off on the wrong track .............
Mixed (VOL) ..........................
Not sure ................................

10/1518/15
25
64
7
4

9/15
30
62
5
3

7/15
28
65
4
3

6/15
31
61
4
4

9/01
72
11
11
6

Low
10/1720/08+
12
78
7
3

6/16+
21
71
5
3

4/16+
24
70
4
2

1/16+
29
63
5
3

12/15
20
70
6
4

10/2529/15
27
64
5
4

4/15
28
62
6
4

3/15
32
60
5
3

1/15
31
59
5
5

12/14
27
64
6
3

11/14
25
65
6
4

10/3011/1/14+
27
63
6
4

10/812/14+
25
65
6
4

9/14+
23
67
6
4

8/14
22
71
5
2

6/14
25
63
7
5

4/14
27
63
6
4

3/14
26
65
5
4

1/14
28
63
5
4

12/13
29
64
5
2

10/2528/13
22
70
4
4

10/79/13
14
78
4
4

9/13
30
62
5
3

7/13
29
61
6
4

6/13
32
59
6
3

4/13
31
61
5
3

2/13
32
59
6
3

1/13
35
57
4
4

12/12
41
53
3
3

10/12+
41
53
4
2

9/2630/12+
40
53
5
2

9/1216/12+
39
55
4
2

8/12+
32
61
4
3

7/12+
32
60
5
3

6/12
31
61
5
3

5/12
33
58
5
4

4/12
33
59
6
2

3/12
33
58
5
4

1/12
30
61
5
4

12/11
22
69
6
3

11/11
19
73
5
3

10/11
17
74
5
4

8/11
19
73
5
3

7/11
25
67
5
3

6/11
29
62
6
3

5/11
36
50
10
4

4/11
28
63
6
3

1/11
35
56
5
4

12/10
28
63
6
3

11/10
32
58
6
4

10/2830/10+
31
60
5
4

10/1418/10+
32
59
6
3

9/10
32
59
5
4

8/2630/10
30
61
6
3

8/59/10
32
58
6
4

6/10
29
62
5
4

5/611/10
34
56
6
4

3/10
33
59
5
3

1/23 25/10
32
58
7
3

1/1014/10
34
54
10
2

12/09
33
55
10
2

10/09
36
52
9
3

9/09
39
48
10
3

7/09
39
49
9
3

6/09
42
46
9
3

4/09
43
43
10
4

2/09
41
44
9
6

1/09
26
59
9
6

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q5

Study #16417 -- page 3
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?

Approve ...........
Disapprove .......
Not sure .........

High

Low

4/09
61
30
9

9/14+
40
54
6

5/16+
51
46
3

4/16+
49
48
3

3/16+
49
46
5

2/16+
49
47
4

1/16+
47
49
4

12/15
43
51
6

10/2529/15
45
49
6

11/14
44
50
6

10/1518/15
46
49
5

9/15
47
47
6

7/15
45
50
5

6/15
48
48
4

4/15
48
47
5

3/15
46
50
4

1/15
46
48
6

12/14
45
50
5

10/3011/1/14+
42
52
6

10/812/14+
42
52
6

9/14+
40
54
6

8/14
40
54
6

6/14
41
53
6

4/14
44
50
6

3/14
41
54
5

1/14
43
51
6

12/13
43
54
3

10/2528/13
42
51
7

10/79/13
47
48
5

9/13
45
50
5

8/13
44
48
8

7/13
45
50
5

6/13
48
47
5

4/13
47
48
5

2/13
50
45
5

1/13
52
44
4

12/12
53
43
4

10/12+
49
48
3

9/2630/12+
49
48
3

9/1216/12+
50
48
2

8/12+
48
49
3

7/12+
49
48
3

6/12
47
48
5

5/12
48
46
6

4/12
49
46
5

3/12
50
45
5

1/12
48
46
6

12/11
46
48
6

11/11
44
51
5

10/11
44
51
5

8/11
44
51
5

7/11
47
48
5

6/11
49
46
5

5/11
52
41
7

4/11
49
45
6

2/11
48
46
6

1/11
53
41
6

12/10
45
48
7

11/10
47
47
6

10/2830/10+
45
50
5

10/1418/10+
47
49
4

9/10
46
49
5

8/2630/10
45
49
6

8/59/10
47
48
5

6/10
45
48
7

5/2023/10
48
45
7

5/611/10
50
44
6

3/10
48
47
5

1/2325/10
50
44
6

1/1014/10
48
43
9

12/09
47
46
7

10/09
51
42
7

9/09
51
41
8

8/09
51
40
9

7/09
53
40
7

6/09
56
34
10

4/09
61
30
9

2/09
60
26
14

6/16+
51
45
4

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q6

Study #16417 -- page 4
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures, groups and organizations, and I'd like you to
rate your feelings toward each one as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very
negative. If you don't know the name, please just say so. (RANDOMIZE EXCEPT BARACK OBAMA)

1

Barack Obama
June 2016+ ...................................
May 2016+ ....................................
April 2016+ ...................................
March 2016+ ................................
February 2016+............................
January 2016+ .............................
December 2015 ...........................
October 25-29, 2015 ....................
October 15-18, 2015 ....................
September 2015...........................
July 2015 ......................................
June 2015 ....................................
April 2015 .....................................
March 2015 ..................................
January 2015 ...............................
December 2014 ...........................
November 2014 ...........................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ ...............
October 8-12, 2014+ ....................
September 2014+ ........................
August 2014 .................................
June 2014 ....................................
April 2014 .....................................
March 2014 ..................................
January 2014 ...............................
December 2013 ...........................
October 7-9, 2013 ........................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ...................
April 2013 .....................................
January 2013 ...............................
December 2012 ...........................
October 2012+ .............................
September 26-30, 2012+ .............
August 2012+ ...............................
June 2012 ....................................
January 2012 ...............................
August 2011 .................................
April 2011 .....................................
January 2011 ...............................
November 2010 ...........................
October 28-30, 2010+ ..................
June 2010 ....................................
May 20-23, 2010 ..........................
March 2010 ..................................
January 23-25, 2010 ....................
December 2009 ...........................
October 2009 ...............................
February 2009 ..............................
January 2009 ...............................
High
February 2009 ..............................
Presidential Term Low
August 2014 .................................
All-time Obama Low
October 28-30, 2006+ ..................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

18
17
18
19
18
20
21
17
17
18
20
20
21
20
21
21
21
20
22
20
18
21
20
20
19
20
21
19
17
21
16
15
15
17
19
22
20
22
23
21
18
20
19
19
23
21
20
21
23

11
10
13
10
11
11
9
12
12
14
13
13
13
12
13
10
11
12
11
11
13
13
15
15
13
11
11
13
10
11
9
8
6
8
14
10
12
14
15
12
12
13
15
11
14
13
11
12
17

11
10
14
12
11
12
14
12
13
11
14
14
13
14
12
13
11
13
12
13
14
14
13
14
14
13
11
12
15
11
14
12
11
13
11
14
14
13
14
13
15
15
14
14
14
15
12
9
8

30
31
27
31
30
30
32
31
31
29
29
27
27
29
29
31
32
32
34
33
33
31
28
30
30
33
30
28
27
26
24
31
31
30
27
25
30
23
18
26
27
25
24
24
20
22
21
10
6

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3

47

21

12

9

10

1

22

18

13

14

33

-

14

17

18

5

6

40

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

30
32
28
28
30
27
23
27
27
28
24
25
26
24
24
24
24
23
21
22
22
20
24
21
23
22
26
28
30
31
37
34
37
31
29
28
24
28
29
28
29
27
28
31
29
29
36
47
43

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 5
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)
Hillary Clinton1
June 2016+ ...................................
May 2016+ ....................................
April 2016+ ...................................
March 2016+ .................................
February 2016+ .............................
January 2016+ ..............................
December 2015 .............................
October 25-29, 2015 .....................
October 15-18, 2015 .....................
September 2015 ............................
July 2015 .......................................
June 2015 .....................................
April 2015 ......................................
March 2015 ...................................
January 2015 ................................
November 2014 .............................
September 2014+..........................
June 2014 .....................................
April 2014 ......................................
March 2014 ...................................
September 2013 ............................
May 30-June 2, 2013.....................
April 2013 ......................................
January 2013 ................................
December 2012 .............................
November 2011 .............................
May 2011 ......................................
April 2011 ......................................
December 2010 .............................
January 10-14, 2010 ....................
July 2009 .......................................
February 2009 ...............................
January 2009 ................................
December 2008 .............................
September 2008+..........................
August 2008+ ................................
June 2008+ ...................................
April 2008+ ....................................
March 24-25, 2008+ ......................
March 7-10, 2008+ ........................
January 2008 ................................
June 2007 .....................................
March 2007 ...................................
December 2006 .............................
April 2006 ......................................
December 2004 .............................
July 2003 .......................................
March 2001 ...................................
January 2001 ................................
High
February 2009 ...............................
Low
April 2016+ ...................................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

18
18
19
20
20
24
21
23
20
25
22
23
23
23
25
19
22
21
25
21
25
20
24
22
24
22
29
27
28
27
27
27
29
26
24
25
28
22
20
23
23
24
23
22
19
21
21
19
22

12
12
12
11
13
11
15
12
12
13
14
15
14
19
17
16
16
18
19
20
17
18
14
19
14
22
23
21
18
22
15
18
14
20
15
16
14
14
15
11
11
15
17
17
19
14
20
15
13

12
13
14
12
11
12
13
12
13
13
15
11
10
13
14
15
15
14
11
12
12
13
14
12
16
12
12
11
11
13
15
11
15
14
17
18
17
19
21
14
11
16
15
12
13
11
13
18
12

43
41
42
39
39
37
35
35
35
34
33
29
32
23
23
25
26
23
21
22
19
18
15
13
12
10
9
11
16
12
16
11
14
12
20
23
22
25
27
29
30
26
28
26
28
29
27
31
24

1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
3
1
2

32

27

18

11

11

1

13

19

12

14

42

-

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

15
16
13
18
17
16
16
17
19
14
15
21
19
21
20
24
21
23
23
23
26
29
32
34
34
33
26
29
26
25
26
32
27
27
23
17
18
20
17
22
24
18
16
21
19
24
16
16
27

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 6
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)
Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

24
23
24
23
22
20
18
19
22
17
14
8

20
18
16
18
17
20
19
22
19
23
20
22

14
15
14
13
12
12
13
9
11
9
10
6

20
21
22
23
23
19
18
19
16
13
9
7

3
3
3
3
6
11
14
16
16
23
37
49

17
16
13
13
17
15
15
17
17
17
16
17
17
12
11
11

11
12
10
11
12
12
13
17
17
16
16
40
38
28
25
28

12
14
12
10
10
11
12
14
14
14
13
18
14
24
23
25

48
44
53
54
49
47
47
42
39
44
43
11
15
25
32
24

1
1
1
1
1
1
2
5
7
7
6
9

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

Bernie Sanders
June 2016+ ...................................
May 2016+ ....................................
April 2016+ ...................................
March 2016+ .................................
February 2016+ .............................
January 2016+ ..............................
December 2015.............................
October 25-29, 2015 .....................
October 15-18, 2015 .....................
September 2015 ............................
July 2015 .......................................
June 2015 .....................................

19
20
21
20
20
18
18
15
16
15
10
8

Donald Trump
June 2016+ ...................................
May 2016+ ....................................
April 2016+ ...................................
March 2016+ .................................
February 2016+ .............................
January 2016+ ..............................
December 2015.............................
October 25-29, 2015 .....................
October 15-18, 2015 .....................
September 2015 ............................
July 2015 .......................................
February 2011 ...............................
May 2004+ ....................................
December 1999.............................
October 1999 ................................
July 1990 .......................................

12
13
11
12
11
14
12
10
13
8
10
9
9
4
3
3

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 7
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)

The Democratic Party1
June 2016+ ..................................
May 2016+ ...................................
April 2016+ ...................................
February 2016+ ............................
October 25-29, 2015 ...................
September 2015 ...........................
July 2015 .....................................
April 2015 ....................................
January 2015................................
December 2014 ............................
November 2014 ............................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ ...............
October 8-12, 2014+ ....................
September 2014+ .........................
June 2014.....................................
April 2014 .....................................
March 2014 ..................................
January 2014................................
December 2013 ............................
October 25-28, 2013 ....................
October 7-9, 2013 ........................
September 2013 ...........................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ....................
February 2013 ..............................
January 2013................................
December 2012 ............................
October 2012+..............................
September 26-30, 2012+ ..............
August 2012+ ...............................
July 2012+ ....................................
June 2012.....................................
May 2012......................................
April 2012 .....................................
March 2012 ..................................
January 2012................................
November 2011 ............................
October 2011................................
August 2011 .................................
June 2011.....................................
May 2011......................................
April 2011 .....................................
January 2011................................
December 2010 ............................
November 2010 ............................
October 28-30, 2010+ ..................
October 14-18, 2010+ ..................
September 2010 ...........................
August 26-30, 2010 ......................
August 5-9, 2010 ..........................
May 20-23, 2010 ..........................
May 6-11, 2010 ............................
March 2010 ..................................
January 10-14, 2010 ....................
December 2009 ............................
High
January 2000 ................................
Low
July 2006 ......................................

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't
Know
Name/
Not Sure

12
11
10
16
15
16
13
12
9
12
12
12
12
11
13
13
14
10
10
15
14
13
14
18
17
21
21
21
19
17
14
17
15
15
15
15
12
11
13
15
12
15
9
14
16
14
15
11
11
15
11
9
11
10

25
27
28
24
26
25
25
26
26
25
26
24
25
25
25
23
21
27
26
22
25
27
25
23
27
23
21
21
23
23
23
22
24
23
23
25
25
22
25
26
26
24
28
26
23
24
22
25
22
26
26
28
27
25

19
20
20
21
18
23
22
24
24
22
20
19
20
22
21
24
25
22
19
21
18
22
22
22
17
19
17
17
16
20
25
19
21
24
23
22
19
21
21
22
22
25
20
18
17
16
20
19
22
18
19
19
20
19

18
19
19
17
17
16
18
17
18
17
20
20
20
20
18
19
18
20
20
18
20
20
19
17
19
16
17
17
17
17
18
21
19
18
21
18
20
19
19
18
18
19
18
18
19
19
20
19
18
18
18
19
18
19

25
22
22
21
22
19
20
19
20
22
21
23
23
22
22
18
20
20
24
22
20
18
18
19
19
19
23
22
23
23
19
19
19
18
18
19
22
25
20
17
21
16
23
23
23
26
22
24
26
22
24
24
23
26

1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
3
2
1
2
1
1
3
2
1
1
2
3
2
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1

20

30

23

15

10

2

7

25

27

22

17

2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 8
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)
1

The Republican Party
June 2016+ ..................................
May 2016+ ...................................
April 2016+ ..................................
February 2016+ ...........................
October 25-29, 2015 ....................
September 2015 ..........................
July 2015 .....................................
April 2015 ....................................
January 2015...............................
December 2014 ...........................
November 2014 ...........................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ ..............
October 8-12, 2014+ ...................
September 2014+ ........................
June 2014.....................................
April 2014 .....................................
March 2014 ..................................
January 2014................................
December 2013 ............................
October 25-28, 2013 ....................
October 7-9, 2013 ........................
September 2013 ...........................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ....................
February 2013 ..............................
December 2012 ............................
October 2012+..............................
September 26-30, 2012+ .............
August 2012+ ..............................
July 2012+ ....................................
May 2012......................................
April 2012 .....................................
March 2012 ..................................
January 2012................................
November 2011 ............................
October 2011................................
August 2011 .................................
May 2011......................................
April 2011 .....................................
January 2011................................
December 2010 ..........................
November 2010 ..........................
October 28-30, 2010+ ..................
October 14-18, 2010+ ..................
September 2010 ...........................
August 5-9, 2010 ..........................
June 2010.....................................
May 20-23, 2010 ..........................
March 2010 ..................................
January 23-25, 2010 ....................
January 10-14, 2010 ....................
December 2009 ...........................
June 2009....................................
April 2009 ....................................
February 2009 ..............................
High
December 2001 ............................
Low
October 25-28, 2013 ....................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

21
19
20
23
22
21
21
22
19
23
23
22
21
22
23
19
20
19
20
16
17
21
24
21
21
21
24
24
23
23
22
24
23
21
22
24
24
24
27
27
23
22
23
23
18
24
23
25
25
23
23
19
22
19

23
25
21
21
26
24
26
26
27
24
23
23
21
26
24
29
27
28
22
24
21
27
26
24
23
20
18
18
22
23
23
23
24
23
21
21
22
24
24
23
24
24
25
25
28
26
26
24
27
27
27
29
25
24

25
24
23
23
20
21
22
20
23
22
18
23
25
20
22
22
21
22
26
23
24
23
18
20
18
18
18
16
18
19
19
19
19
18
18
23
21
22
21
17
20
18
19
21
24
23
21
20
18
24
24
23
22
25

23
24
28
23
24
24
22
23
23
23
25
24
25
21
23
22
24
25
25
30
29
21
23
26
27
25
25
29
25
24
24
24
25
26
26
23
23
22
19
20
19
23
23
22
22
19
19
23
20
18
19
21
22
22

1
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
3
2
1
2
1
2
2
3
1
2
1
2
2
1
2
3
1
2
2
2
3

21

36

18

13

9

3

6

16

24

23

30

1

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

7
5
7
10
7
8
7
8
6
7
9
7
6
9
6
6
7
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
15
14
12
11
9
11
8
8
9
11
8
8
7
7
11
11
12
8
8
6
6
10
6
7
7
5
6
7
7

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 9
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q6 (cont'd)
Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

35
30
30
29
30
34

33
37
35
35
24
25

11
10
10
15
21
15

5
6
5
5
12
8

3
5
2
3
3
3

25
22
21
23
24
21
18
18
10
12

17
21
18
19
17
20
19
15
17
16

19
21
25
21
20
25
21
19
22
19

12
12
11
13
11
13
12
14
17
16

24
20
20
21
23
16
25
29
30
29

3
4
5
3
5
5
5
5
4
8

Paul Ryan
June 2016+** ...............................
May 2016+ ....................................
April 2016+ ...................................
October 25-29, 2015 .....................
October 15-18, 2015 .....................
December 2012 ............................
October 2012+ ..............................
September 26-30, 2012+ ..............
August 2012+ ...............................
June 2011 .....................................

8
8
9
5
8
14
23
23
19
6

19
21
17
18
16
16
16
14
14
11

25
27
28
28
28
23
16
18
18
19

18
19
17
16
14
15
12
13
11
8

11
10
11
12
12
19
25
20
21
10

19
15
18
21
22
13
8
12
17
46

Planned Parenthood
June 2016+** ...............................
July 2015 ......................................

31
26

17
19

20
20

7
8

22
22

3
5

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

The Federal Bureau of
Investigation or FBI
June 2016+* ................................
December 2014 ...........................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ...................
June 2006 ...................................
June 2002 ....................................
July 1995 .....................................

13
12
18
13
10
15

The National Rifle Association
or NRA
June 2016+* ................................
July 2015 .....................................
December 2013 ...........................
February 2013 .............................
January 2013 ...............................
January 2011 ...............................
April 2000+ ..................................
June 1999 ....................................
July 1995 .....................................
June 1995 ....................................

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES – BY D/S (POSITIVE – NEGATIVE)
TOTAL
TOTAL
POSITIVE
NEGATIVE
The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI .......
48
16
Planned Parenthood ..........................................
48
29
Bernie Sanders ..................................................
43
34
Barack Obama ...................................................
48
41
The National Rifle Association or NRA ..............
42
36
Paul Ryan ..........................................................
27
29
The Democratic Party ........................................
37
43
The Republican Party ........................................
28
48
Hillary Clinton .....................................................
33
55
Donald Trump ....................................................
29
60

D/S
32
19
9
7
6
-2
-6
-20
-22
-31

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 10
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, thinking about something else…
Q7
Let me list some issues that have been proposed for the federal government to address. Please tell me
which ONE OR TWO of these items you think should be the top priority for the federal government. (READ
AND RANDOMZE LIST. ACCEPT UP TO TWO RESPONSE AND RECORD FIRST AND SECOND
CHOICE) (IF ONLY ONE CHOICE GIVEN, THEN ASK) And, which of these issues do you think should be
the second highest priority for the federal government to address? +
JUNE 2016 – AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS
ST
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY HIGHEST 1 CHOICE PERCENTAGE

National security and terrorism ............................................
Job creation and economic growth ......................................
The deficit and government spending ..................................
Health care ..........................................................................
Climate change .....................................................................
Immigration ...........................................................................
Religious and moral values ...................................................
Other (VOL) .......................................................................
All equally (VOL) ................................................................
None of these (VOL) ..........................................................
Not sure .............................................................................

1St
Choice
28
22
14
12
9
7
5
2
1

nd

2
Choice
19
25
15
15
7
12
4
1
1
1

Combined
Choice
47
47
29
27
16
19
9
1
2
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
MAY 2016 – AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS
ST
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY HIGHEST 1 CHOICE PERCENTAGE

Job creation and economic growth ......................................
National security and terrorism ............................................
The deficit and government spending ..................................
Health care ..........................................................................
Climate change .....................................................................
Immigration ...........................................................................
Religious and moral values ...................................................
Other (VOL) .......................................................................
All equally (VOL) ................................................................
None of these (VOL) ..........................................................
Not sure .............................................................................

1St
Choice
26
21
16
15
8
6
5
1
1
1

2nd
Choice
24
22
15
12
8
14
4
1

Combined
Choice
50
43
31
27
16
20
9
1
1
1
-

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
DECEMBER 2015 – AMONG ALL ADULTS
ST
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY HIGHEST 1 CHOICE PERCENTAGE

National security and terrorism ............................................
Job creation and economic growth ......................................
The deficit and government spending ..................................
Health care ..........................................................................
Climate change .....................................................................
Immigration ...........................................................................
Religious and moral values ...................................................
Other (VOL) .......................................................................
All equally (VOL) ................................................................
None of these (VOL) ..........................................................
Not sure .............................................................................

1St
Choice
40
23
11
9
7
5
3
1
1
-

2nd
Choice
21
21
18
15
8
10
4
1
1

Combined
Choice
61
44
29
24
15
15
7
2
1
1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 11
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q7 (cont’d)
APRIL 2015 – AMONG ALL ADULTS
ST
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY HIGHEST 1 CHOICE PERCENTAGE

Job creation and economic growth ........................................
National security and terrorism ..............................................
The deficit and government spending ....................................
Health care ............................................................................
Climate change .......................................................................
Immigration .............................................................................
Religious and moral values .....................................................
Other (VOL) .........................................................................
All equally (VOL) ..................................................................
None of these (VOL) ............................................................
Not sure ...............................................................................

1St
Choice
29
21
17
13
8
6
6
-

2nd
Choice
24
18
16
15
5
15
4
1
1
1

Combined
Choice
53
39
33
28
13
21
10
1
1
1

Moving on…
Q8
Putting aside for a moment the question of who each party's nominee might be, what is your preference for
the outcome of this year’s presidential election––that a Democrat be elected president or that a Republican
be elected president? (IF "DEMOCRAT" OR "REPUBLICAN," ASK:) And do you strongly prefer a
(Democrat/Republican), or is your preference not that strong?

Democrat
Strongly ...............
Not strongly .........
Republican
Not strongly .........
Strongly ...............
Other (VOL) ......
Not sure ............

6/16+
45
35
10
42
10
32
6
7

5/16+
47
39
8
43
9
34
4
6

4/16+
46
36
10
45
9
36
4
5

3/16+
46
37
9
42
7
35
4
8

2/16+
45
36
9
45
9
36
3
7

1/16+
46
33
13
43
10
33
5
6

12/15+
44
34
10
44
12
32
5
7

10/2529/15+
43
33
10
44
9
35
6
7

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Democrat
Strongly ..............
Not strongly ........
Republican
Not strongly ........
Strongly ..............
Other (VOL) ......
Not sure ............

8/08+
46
36
10
37
13
24
6
11

2008 Election Trend
3/77/08+ 6/08+ 10/08+ 11/07+
48
51
50
49
43
44
44
41
5
7
6
8
36
35
37
39
8
8
8
8
28
27
29
31
4
4
4
2
12
10
9
11

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

9/07+
47
40
7
38
9
29
4
11

6/07
52
42
10
31
8
23
5
12

4/07
49
39
10
31
6
25
6
14

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q9

Study #16417 -- page 12
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

(And,) if the election for president were held today, and (ROTATE) Donald Trump were the Republican
candidate and Hillary Clinton were the Democratic candidate, for whom would you vote?
THIS NUMBER SHOULD BE REPORTED AS THE OFFICIAL NBC/WSJ POLL
PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT TEST
10/256/16+ 5/16+ 4/16+ 3/16+ 2/16+ 1/16+ 12/15+ 29/15+ 9/15+
Donald Trump .................... 41
43
39
38
40
41
40
42
39
Hillary Clinton .................... 46
46
50
51
50
51
50
50
49
Depends (VOL) ...............
Neither (VOL) ................. 9
9
9
9
9
6
8
6
10
Other (VOL) .................... 2
Not sure .......................... 2
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

(ASKED IF NEITHER/OTHER ON Q9)
Q9A
While I know you prefer (neither candidate/a different candidate), if (ROTATE) … Hillary Clinton and Donald
Trump … were the ONLY candidates on the ballot and you had to make a choice today, for whom would you
vote? +
Among
Neither/Other Combined
Q9-9A
on Q9
Donald Trump .................................
29
44
Hillary Clinton .................................
30
49
Not sure ........................................
41
7
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q10

If the election for president were held today, and (ROTATE) Donald Trump were the Republican candidate,
Hillary Clinton were the Democratic candidate, Gary Johnson were the Libertarian candidate, and Jill Stein
were the Green Party candidate for whom would you vote? +
Donald Trump .................................
Hillary Clinton..................................
Gary Johnson .................................
Jill Stein ..........................................
Depends (VOL) ............................
None (VOL) ..................................
Other (VOL) .................................
Not sure .......................................
+ Results shown reflect responses among
registered voters.

38
39
10
6
2
1
4

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 13
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

(ASKED OF DEMOCRATIC AND LEAN DEMOCRATIC REGISTERED VOTERS)
Q11A Are you satisfied that Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, or would you have preferred that the
Democratic Party nominated someone else? +1
Satisfied that Clinton is the nominee..........
Would have preferred someone else..........
Not sure.....................................................
1

52
45
3

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters who say they are Democratic or Lean Democratic

(ASKED OF REPUBLICAN AND LEAN REPUBLICAN REGISTERED VOTERS)
Q11B Are you satisfied that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, or would you have preferred that the
Republican Party nominated someone else? +2
Satisfied that Trump is the nominee.............
Would have preferred someone else............
Not sure......................................................
2

45
52
3

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters who say they are Republican or Lean Republican.

MARCH 2008 JOHN McCAIN TREND^
Satisfied that McCain is the nominee ...........
44
Would have preferred someone else ...........
52
Not sure .....................................................
4
^ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters
who say they are Republican or Lean Republican or say
they would vote or have voted in Republican primary.

(ASKED OF DEMOCRATIC AND LEAN DEMOCRATIC REGISTERED VOTERS)
Q12
Regardless of how you feel today, during the Democratic nominating contest earlier this year would you
have described yourself as a supporter of … (ROTATE:) Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, or did you have
no strong preference between the two? +1
Supporter of Hillary Clinton ........................
Supporter of Bernie Sanders......................
No strong preference .................................
Both (VOL) ...............................................
Neither (VOL) ...........................................
Not sure ...................................................
1

34
40
25
1
-

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters who say they are Democratic or Lean Democratic

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q13

Study #16417 -- page 14
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

What is your preference for the outcome of this year's congressional elections -- (ROTATE:) a Congress
controlled by Republicans or a Congress controlled by Democrats?

6/16+
Republican-controlled Congress .....
46
Democrat-controlled Congress .......
46
Not sure ..........................................
8

5/16+
44
48
8

4/16+
45
47
8

10/2529/15+
45
45
10

10/3010/811/1/14+ 12/14+
42
42
46
46
12
12

1/14+
43
45
12

12/13+
44
42
14

10/2528/13+
41
45
14

10/79/13+
39
47
14

9/13+
43
46
11

6/12+
44
45
11

5/12+
43
44
13

4/12+
44
46
10

3/12+
41
46
13

10/1418/10+
44
46
10

9/10+
44
44
12

8/2630/10+
43
43
14

10/09+
38
46
16

9/09+
40
43
17

3/08+
35
49
16

9/14+
45
43
12

8/14+
44
43
13

6/14+
43
45
12

4/14+
45
45
10

3/14+
44
43
13

7/13+
44
44
12

6/13+
42
45
13

10/12+
43
45
12

9/2630/12+
43
47
10

8/12+
42
47
11

7/12+
45
46
9

1/12+
41
47
12

12/11+
43
45
12

11/11+
43
46
11

10/11+
41
45
14

8/11+
47
41
12

6/11+
44
44
12

10/2830/10+
46
44
10

8/59/10+
42
43
15

6/10+
45
43
12

5/2023/10+
44
43
13

5/611/10+
44
44
12

3/10+
42
45
13

1/2325/10+
42
44
14

1/1014/10+
41
41
18

12/09+
41
43
16

7/09+
39
46
15

4/09+
39
48
13

11/08+
36
48
16

10/08+
36
49
15

9/08+
37
50
13

8/08+
36
47
17

7/08+
36
49
15

6/08+
33
52
15

4/08+
34
49
17

11/07+
37
46
17

9/07+
35
47
18

10/06+
37
52
11

9/06+
39
48
13

7/06+
38
48
14

6/06+
38
49
13

4/06+
39
45
16

3/06+
37
50
13

1/06+
38
47
15

12/05+
38
46
16

11/05+
37
48
15

10/05+
39
48
13

7/05+
40
45
15

5/05+
40
47
13

10/04+
43
44
13

9/04+
42
46
12

6/04+
42
44
14

5/04+
41
44
15

3/04+
42
45
13

1/04
42
43
15

12/13/03
42
42
16

10/02+
43
42
15

9/02
42
42
16

7/02
43
41
16

6/02
42
41
17

1/02
44
40
16

12/01
42
40
18

12/99
40
44
16

10/99
39
41
20

7/99
39
43
18

6/99
42
41
17

4/99
41
40
19

3/99
37
43
20

10/98+
41
43
16

9/98
40
39
21

7/98
41
40
19

6/98
39
40
21

2/98
41
37
22

1/98
40
42
18

12/97
41
37
22

9/97
41
39
20

7/97
45
39
16

4/97
44
38
18

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 15
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

(Q14A-B ROTATED)
Q14A If a Republican candidate for office has said he or she supports or endorses Donald Trump for president
would you be more inclined to vote for that Republican candidate, less inclined to vote for that Republican
candidate, or does it not impact your vote one way or the other? +
More inclined ....................................
Less inclined .....................................
Does not impact your vote ................
Not sure .........................................

16
40
43
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among
registered voters.

Q14B

If a Democratic candidate for office has said he or she supports or endorses Hillary Clinton for president
would you be more inclined to vote for that Democratic candidate, less inclined to vote for that Democratic
candidate, or does it not impact your vote one way or the other? +
More inclined ....................................
Less inclined .....................................
Does not impact your vote ................
Not sure .........................................
+ Results shown reflect responses among
registered voters.

15
32
53
-

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 16
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Thinking again just about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton…
Q15
For each of the following candidates, please tell me whether that person has a background and set of values
that you can identify with, or whether they do NOT have a background and set of values that you can identify
with. (ROTATE ITEMS)

Has
Background/
Set Of Values
I Identify With

Does NOT
Have
Background/
Set Of Values
I Identify With

Not
Sure

Donald Trump
June 2016+ .....................................

30

68

2

Hillary Clinton
June 2016+ .....................................
April 2008+ ......................................
March 24-25, 2008+ ........................

36
46
43

61
46
52

3
8
5

Does NOT
Have
Background/
Set Of Values
I Identify With

Not
Sure

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Has
Background/
Set Of Values
I Identify With

2012 TREND
Barack Obama
July 2012+ .......................................
May 2012 ........................................

50
48

47
46

3
6

Mitt Romney
July 2012+ .......................................

42

52

6

2008 TREND
Barack Obama
December 2008...............................
October 17-20, 2008+ .....................
September 19-22, 2008+ ................
September 6-8, 2008+ ....................
August 2008+ ..................................
July 2008+ .......................................
June 2008+ .....................................
April 2008+ ......................................
March 24-25, 2008+ ........................

57
55
50
53
50
47
50
45
50

34
40
44
40
42
43
42
46
39

9
5
6
7
8
10
8
9
11

John McCain
October 17-20, 2008+ .....................
September 19-22, 2008+ ................
September 6-8, 2008+ ....................
August 2008+ ..................................
July 2008+ .......................................
June 2008+ .....................................
April 2008+ ......................................
March 24-25, 2008+ ........................

57
56
59
60
58
55
54
57

38
39
36
33
34
37
35
32

5
5
5
7
8
8
11
11

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q16

Study #16417 -- page 17
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I'd like you to compare Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on a few issues. For each one, please tell me
whether you think that Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would be better on that issue. If you think that both
would be equally good or that neither would be good on a particular item, just say so. Who do you think
would be better when it comes to (READ ITEM. RANDOMIZE) -- Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or do you
think that both would be equally good or neither would be good? (RANDOMIZE)

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY DONALD TRUMP BETTER
Hillary
Both Would
Neither
Donald
Clinton
Be Equally
Would Be
Depends
Trump
Better
Good
Good
(VOL)
Better
Changing business as usual in Washington
June 2016+** .....................................................
53
23
2
21
May 2016+ ........................................................
55
22
3
19
-

Not
Sure
1
1

Dealing with the economy
June 2016+ ........................................................
May 2016+ .........................................................

47
47

37
36

3
6

12
10

-

1
1

Standing up for America
June 2016+* ......................................................
May 2016+ .........................................................

45
46

37
32

7
12

9
10

-

2
-

Terrorism and homeland security
June 2016+ ........................................................

44

39

3

13

-

1

The gun issue
June 2016+ ........................................................

43

35

2

18

-

2

Being a good commander-in-chief
June 2016+* ......................................................
May 2016+ ........................................................

32
33

44
43

3
4

21
19

-

1

Handling foreign policy
June 2016+** .....................................................
May 2016+ .........................................................

30
29

54
56

1
4

14
11

-

1
-

Having the ability to unite the country
June 2016+ ........................................................
May 2016+ .........................................................

26
26

40
36

2
5

31
31

-

1
2

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 18
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q16 (cont’d)
Now, let’s compare Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on a few personal characteristics. Who do you think
would be better when it comes to (READ ITEM. RANDOMIZE) -- Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or do you
think that both would be equally good or neither would be good? (RANDOMIZE)
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY DONALD TRUMP BETTER
Donald
Hillary
Both Would
Neither
Clinton
Be Equally
Would Be
Depends
Trump
Better
Better
Good
Good
(VOL)
Being effective at getting things done
June 2016+ ........................................................
42
39
7
11
-

Not
Sure
1

Being honest and straightforward
June 2016+ ........................................................

41

25

1

32

-

1

Having the ability to handle a crisis
June 2016+ ........................................................

34

48

5

13

-

-

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

(Q17A AND Q17B ROTATED)
Q17A Now, has what you have you seen, read, or heard in the past couple weeks about Donald Trump and his
campaign for president given you a more favorable impression of him or a less favorable impression of him?
If you have not seen, read, or heard anything please just say so. +*
More favorable ....................................................
Less favorable ....................................................
Has made no difference (VOL) ...........................
No, Have Not Seen/Heard/Read Anything ............
Not Sure .............................................................

20
55
13
12
-

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q17B

Now, has what you have you seen, read, or heard in the past couple weeks about Hillary Clinton and her
campaign for president given you a more favorable impression of her or a less favorable impression of her?
If you have not seen, read, or heard anything please just say so. +*
More favorable ....................................................
Less favorable ....................................................
Has made no difference (VOL) ...........................
No, Have Not Seen/Heard/Read Anything ............
Not Sure .............................................................

27
38
14
21
-

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q18A

Study #16417 -- page 19
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

I'm going to read you four criticisms that have been made about Donald Trump. For each one, please tell
me whether that criticism is serious enough or not serious enough to be a concern to you about electing
Donald Trump as president.
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A SERIOUS CONCERN
Not Serious
Serious
Enough to be
Not
Enough to be
A Concern
Sure
A Concern
He is too volatile and does not have the
patience or the right temperament for the job
June 2016+ ...........................................................
65
34
1
He makes statements that are offensive and
intolerant
June 2016+ ...........................................................

64

35

1

He changes his positions on issues and lacks
core principles and beliefs
June 2016+ ...........................................................

61

37

2

His businesses like Trump University reveal a
record of taking advantage of people for his
own financial gain
June 2016+ ...........................................................

60

38

2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

(ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS WITH TWO OR MORE CONCERNS FROM Q18A)
Q18A_5 Now, which ONE of these is of most concern to you about electing Donald Trump as President? (READ
AND RANDOMIZE PUNCHES IF Q18A_1-4:1) +1
He is too volatile and does not have the right temperament ..................................
His statements are offensive and intolerant ...........................................................
He changes his positions and lacks core principles...............................................
His businesses take advantage of people for his own financial gain .....................
All of them (VOL) ................................................................................................
None of them (VOL) ...........................................................................................
Not sure ...............................................................................................................
No serious concerns/Not sure (Q18A_1-4) ........................................................
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
Question asked of 830 respondents June 20-23. MoE = +/- 3.40%

24
18
17
12
9
20

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q18B

Study #16417 -- page 20
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

I'm going to read you four criticisms that have been made about Hillary Clinton. For each one, please tell
me whether that criticism is serious enough or not serious enough to be a concern to you about electing
Hillary Clinton as president.
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A SERIOUS CONCERN
Not Serious
Serious
Enough to be
Not
Enough to be
A Concern
Sure
A Concern
She has a record of being dishonest and is not
trustworthy
June 2016+ ............................................................
69
28
3
She has made the wrong decisions on foreign
policy from her vote to go to war in Iraq to her
support for taking action in Libya
June 2016+ ............................................................

61

36

3

She is more of the same and represents the
political establishment so will not make the
changes that the country needs
June 2016+ ............................................................

61

37

2

She is too close to Wall Street and dependent
upon their political contributions to hold them
accountable
June 2016+ ............................................................

60

37

3

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

(ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS WITH TWO OR MORE CONCERNS FROM Q18B)
Q18B_5 Now, which ONE of these is of most concern to you about electing Hillary Clinton as President? (READ AND
RANDOMIZE PUNCHES IF Q18B_1-4:1) +1
She is dishonest and not trustworthy ...........................................................
She is more of the same will not make needed changes.............................
She is too close to Wall Street .....................................................................
She has made the wrong decisions on foreign policy ..................................
All of them (VOL) ......................................................................................
None of them (VOL) .................................................................................
Not sure .....................................................................................................
No serious concerns/Not sure (Q18B_1-4) ..............................................
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
Question asked of 830 respondents June 20-23. MoE = +/- 3.40%

43
12
11
10
7
1
16

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 21
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Thinking about another issue…
Q19
Which of the following statements concerns you more—(ROTATE)
Statement A: The government will go too far in restricting the rights of citizens to own guns
Statement B: The government will not do enough to regulate access to firearms

Statement A: Too far in restricting citizen gun rights .............................
Statement B: Not enough to regulate access to firearms ......................
Mixed/Some of Both (VOL) ................................................................
Neither (VOL) .....................................................................................
Not sure ..............................................................................................

6/16+
50
47
1
2

12/15+
52
44
1
2
1

6/95
35
58
NA
NA
7

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q20

One proposal in Congress would ban the sale of selected semi-automatic firearms referred to as assault
weapons. Would you favor or oppose this proposal or do you not have an opinion one way or the other? +
Favor ................................................
Oppose .............................................
No opinion ........................................

51
31
18

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters.

RELATED TREND
Do you favor or oppose a law to ban the sale of assault weapons and
semiautomatic rifles?
10/09
4/09
5/91
7/90
Favor ................................................
49
53
75
73
Oppose .............................................
45
41
22
23
Not sure ..........................................
6
6
3
4

Q21

After a series of mass shootings, one proposal being considered would ban the sales of assault weapons.
Which one best describes what you think about this proposal – (ROTATE) +**
Statement A: It is worth it because it is one more step that could be done to try to reduce the number of
casualties and save lives.
Statement B: It is NOT worth it because it will not stop the attackers from getting the weapons they need.
Or, do you not know enough about this to have an opinion one way or the other?
It is worth it ...........................................
It is NOT worth it...................................
No opinion ............................................

45
49
6

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among
registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 22
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

And, thinking about something else…
Q22A Is your overall opinion of Muslims very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?

Very favorable ...................................
Mostly favorable ................................
Mostly unfavorable ............................
Very unfavorable ...............................
Never heard of (VOL) ......................
Not sure ..........................................

6/16+*
14
44
23
7
12

12/15
14
45
20
9
12

8/2630/10
10
43
16
12
19

6/09
11
41
20
10
18

2/021
7
40
18
11
1
23

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
February 2002 trend data taken from a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

Q22B

Is your overall opinion of American Muslims very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very
unfavorable?

Very favorable ........................................................
Mostly favorable .....................................................
Mostly unfavorable .................................................
Very unfavorable ....................................................
Never heard of (VOL) ...........................................
Not sure................................................................

6/16+**
17
46
16
9
12

12/15
14
50
20
10
6

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Now, switching topics…
Q23
Which worries you more (ROTATE) that the United States will not go far enough in monitoring the activities
and communications of potential terrorists living in the United States or that the United States will go too far
and violate the privacy rights of average citizens?

Will not go far enough.....................
Will go too far....................................
Both equally (VOL).........................
Not sure..........................................

6/16+*
54
39
2
5

3/16+
47
44
4
5

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

12/15
55
40
3
2

1/15
46
47
2
5

7/13
36
56
3
5

7/06
43
45
8
4

12/01
55
31
9
5

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 23
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Changing topics…
Q24
Have you seen, read, or heard the news coverage about a terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando,
Florida? (IF YES:) And, have you seen, read, or heard a lot or just some about this? +
TOTAL YES
Yes, a lot ..........................................................
Yes, some ........................................................
No .....................................................................
Not sure ........................................................

99
76
22
1
-

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

(Q25A AND Q25B ROTATED, Q25C ASKED LAST)
Q25A Do you agree or disagree with Donald Trump’s reaction to the terrorist attack in Orlando, or have you not
seen or heard enough about his reaction to have an opinion one way or another? +**
Agree .................................................................
Disagree ............................................................
Have not seen/heard enough to have opinion ...

21
35
44

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q25B

Do you agree or disagree with Hillary Clinton’s reaction to the terrorist attack in Orlando, or have you not
seen or heard enough about her reaction to have an opinion one way or another? +**
Agree .................................................................
Disagree ............................................................
Have not seen/heard enough to have opinion ...

20
24
56

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q25C

Do you agree or disagree with Barack Obama’s reaction to the terrorist attack in Orlando, or have you not
seen or heard enough about his reaction to have an opinion one way or another? +**
Agree .................................................................
Disagree ............................................................
Have not seen/heard enough to have opinion ...

36
34
30

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
Q26

Study #16417 -- page 24
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Recently, Donald Trump has called for a total and complete shutdown temporarily for any Muslim being
allowed to enter the United States. Do you favor or oppose this proposal or do you not have an opinion one
way or the other? (IF FAVOR/OPPOSE, THEN ASK) And, do you strongly (favor/oppose) or just somewhat
(favor/oppose) this proposal? +1
Strongly favor .....................................................
Somewhat favor .................................................
Somewhat oppose ..............................................
Strongly oppose .................................................
No opinion either way .........................................
Not sure ............................................................

23
11
13
36
17
-

1

The word “temporarily” was not included in December 2015.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

RELATED DECEMBER 2015 TREND
Recently, Donald Trump has called for a total and complete shutdown for any
Muslim being allowed to enter the United States. Do you favor or oppose
this proposal or do you not have an opinion one way or the other?
Strongly favor .................................................................................................
16
Somewhat favor .............................................................................................
9
Somewhat oppose .........................................................................................
11
Strongly oppose .............................................................................................
46
No opinion either way ....................................................................................
17
Not sure .......................................................................................................
1

And on one more topic…
Q27
Do you personally think O.J. Simpson did or did not commit the murders he was charged with committing? +
Did commit the murders .......................................
Did NOT commit the murders ...............................
Not sure ..............................................................
Not aware, not familiar with topic (VOL) .............

69
7
20
4

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

RELATED O.J. SIMPSON TREND
12/961
Did commit murders/ Guilty .................. 63
Did NOT commit murders/Not Guilty .... 14
Not sure ............................................. 23
1
2

10/952
59
23
18

9/952
55
20
25

8/952
52
19
29

6/952
54
17
29

4/952
50
18
32

3/952
44
21
35

12/942
49
16
35

Do you personally think O.J. Simpson did or did not commit the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson?
In your opinion, is O.J. Simpson guilty or not guilty of the murders he (was/has been) charged with committing?

9/942
42
22
36

7/942
33
23
44

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 25
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only.
QF1b/c A lot of people are unable to get out and vote for many reasons. Did you happen to vote in the November
2012 election for president? (IF “YES,” ASK:) For whom did you vote––Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or
someone else? +
Voted for Barack Obama ...............................
Voted for Mitt Romney ...................................
Voted for someone else .................................
Not sure .........................................................
No, Did Not Vote ............................................
Not sure .......................................................

42
31
9
2
15
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF1d

And did you happen to vote in the 2014 election for U.S. Congress? +
Yes, voted ...............................................................
No, did not vote .......................................................
Not sure ..................................................................

64
31
5

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF2

Are you currently employed? (IF "CURRENTLY EMPLOYED," ASK:) What type of work do you do?
(RECORD UNDER "6--OTHER.") (IF "NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED," ASK:) Are you a student, a stay-athome mom or dad, retired, or unemployed and looking for work? +
Currently Employed
Professional, manager .................................
White-collar worker ......................................
Blue-collar worker ........................................
Farmer, rancher ...........................................
Not Currently Employed
Student ........................................................
Stay at home mom/dad ................................
Retired .........................................................
Unemployed, looking for work ......................
Other ............................................................
Not sure .....................................................
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters.

30
18
15
2
6
24
4
1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016
QF3

Study #16417 -- page 26
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

What is the last grade that you completed in school? (DO NOT READ CHOICES.) +
Grade school............................................................
Some high school ....................................................
High school graduate ...............................................
Some college, no degree .........................................
Vocational training/School .......................................
2-year college degree ..............................................
4-year college/bachelor's degree .............................
Some postgraduate work, no degree .......................
2-3 years postgraduate work/master's degree .........
Doctoral/law degree .................................................
Not sure/refused ....................................................

2
25
18
2
12
22
2
13
3
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF4

Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, or something
else? (IF "DEMOCRAT" OR "REPUBLICAN," ASK:) Would you call yourself a strong (Democrat/Republican)
or not a very strong (Democrat/Republican)? (IF "NOT SURE," CODE AS "NOT VERY STRONG
DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN.") (IF "INDEPENDENT," ASK:) Do you think of yourself as closer to the
Republican Party, closer to the Democratic Party, or do you think of yourself as strictly independent? (IF
"NOT SURE," CODE AS "STRICTLY INDEPENDENT.") +
Strong Democrat ..................................................
Not very strong Democrat .....................................
Independent/lean Democrat .................................
Strictly Independent ..............................................
Independent/lean Republican ...............................
Not very strong Republican ..................................
Strong Republican ................................................
Other (VOL) ........................................................
Not sure ..............................................................

22
9
12
11
9
9
21
5
2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF5

Thinking about your general approach to issues, do you consider yourself to be liberal, moderate, or
conservative? (IF "LIBERAL" OR "CONSERVATIVE," ASK:) Do you consider yourself to be very
(liberal/conservative) or somewhat (liberal/conservative)? +
Very liberal .........................................................
Somewhat liberal ...............................................
Moderate ............................................................
Somewhat conservative .....................................
Very conservative ..............................................
Not sure ...........................................................

10
14
36
19
18
3

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
June 2016

Study #16417 -- page 27
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

QF6a/b Are you a current or retired labor union member? (ASK ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAY "NO" OR
"NOT SURE" IN QF6a.) Is anyone else in your household a current or retired labor union member? +
Labor union member ........................................
Union household ..............................................
Non-union household .......................................
Not sure ..........................................................

15
7
77
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF7

Are you married, widowed, separated, divorced, single and never been married, or are you unmarried and
living with a partner? +
Married .............................................................
Widowed ...........................................................
Separated .........................................................
Divorced ...........................................................
Single/never been married ................................
Unmarried and living with a partner ...................
Refused ...........................................................

50
8
1
10
23
7
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF8

If you added together the yearly income of all the members of your family who were living at home last year,
would the total be less than ten thousand dollars, between ten thousand dollars and twenty thousand
dollars, between twenty thousand dollars and thirty thousand dollars, between thirty thousand dollars and
forty thousand dollars, between forty thousand dollars and fifty thousand dollars, between fifty thousand
dollars and seventy-five thousand dollars, between seventy-five thousand dollars and one hundred thousand
dollars, or would the total be more than that? +
Less than $10,000 ...............................................
Between $10,000 and $20,000............................
Between $20,000 and $30,000............................
Between $30,000 and $40,000............................
Between $40,000 and $50,000............................
Between $50,000 and $75,000............................
Between $75,000 and $100,000..........................
More than $100,000 ............................................
Not sure/refused .................................................

3
7
8
8
9
17
15
25
8

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF9

Do you, or does anyone in your household, own a gun of any kind?

Yes, gun in household .......
No, no gun in household ....
Not sure ...........................

6/16+
45
50
5

10/15
41
54
5

2/13
42
54
4

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

1/13
41
55
3

1/11
39
58
2

10/08+
44
53
3

9/08+
45
53
2

9/04+
44
53
3

3/04
42
56
2

1/04
42
56
2

12/03
40
57
3

10/99
44
54
3