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HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES

June 2014

Study #14463-- page 1


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 1000 Adults, including 300 respondents with a cell phone only and
37 respondents reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline

Date: June 11-15, 2014

48 Male
52 Female

Study #14463
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 Adults is 3.10%

Unless otherwise noted by a +, 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 ................................................

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 ............................................

Q2c

11
7
11
7
11
5
10
11
12
5
4
6
-

11
88
1

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 ...........................................

74
12
2
5
6
1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
Q3

Study #14463-- page 2


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

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

Headed in the right direction ......


Off on the wrong track ...............
Mixed (VOL) ............................
Not sure ...................................

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

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

2/11
31
60
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.

10/79/13
14
78
4
4

Low
10/1720/08+
12
78
7
3

10/2528/13
22
70
4
4

9/01
72
11
11
6

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
Q4

Study #14463-- page 3


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

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

9/13
45
50
5

8/13
44
48
8

Low

4/09
61
30
9

3/14
41
54
5

6/14
Approve .................41
Disapprove ............53
Not sure ............... 6

4/14
44
50
6

3/14
41
54
5

1/14
43
51
6

12/13
43
54
3

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

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

10/79/13
47
48
5

High
10/2528/13
42
51
7

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
Q5

Study #14463-- page 4


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling the economy?

6/14
4/14
3/14
Approve ............................................
41
42
41
Disapprove .......................................
54
54
56
Not sure ..........................................
5
4
3

12/13
39
58
3

9/13
45
52
3

7/13
45
51
4

6/13
46
49
5

4/13
47
50
3

2/13
44
51
5

High
2/09
56
31
13

Low
8/11
37
59
4

1/13
49
48
3

12/12
49
47
4

10/12+
46
52
2

9/2630/12+
46
51
3

9/1216/12+
47
51
2

8/12+
44
54
2

7/12+
44
53
3

6/12
42
53
5

5/12
43
52
5

4/12
45
52
3

3/12
45
51
4

1/12
45
50
5

12/11
39
57
4

11/11
40
57
3

10/11
39
57
4

8/11
37
59
4

7/11
43
54
3

6/11
41
54
5

5/11
37
58
5

4/11
45
52
3

2/11
46
49
5

1/11
45
50
5

12/10
42
54
4

11/10
42
54
4

10/1418/10+
43
53
4

9/10
42
54
4

8/2630/10
39
56
5

8/59/10
44
52
4

6/10
46
50
4

5/611/10
48
46
6

3/10
47
50
3

1/2325/10
47
49
4

1/1014/10
43
49
8

12/09
42
51
7

10/09
47
46
7

9/09
50
42
8

7/09
49
44
7

6/09
51
38
11

4/09
55
37
8

2/09
56
31
13

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q6

Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling foreign policy?

3/14
41
53
6

12/13
44
48
8

8/13
41
49
10

7/13
46
46
8

4/13
46
43
11

12/12
52
40
8

10/12+
49
46
5

High
5/11
57
35
8

9/2630/12+
49
46
5

9/1216/12+
49
46
5

8/12+
54
40
6

7/12+
53
41
6

5/12
51
42
7

1/12
51
41
8

11/11
52
41
7

8/11
50
45
5

6/11
50
44
6

5/11
57
35
8

4/11
49
46
5

11/10
48
44
8

1/10
50
37
13

12/09
49
42
9

10/09
51
39
10

9/09
50
36
14

7/09
57
33
10

6/09
54
36
10

6/14
4/14
Approve ............................................
37
38
Disapprove .......................................
57
53
Not sure ..........................................
6
9

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Low
6/14
37
57
6

4/09
56
31
13

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
Q7

Study #14463-- page 5


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures and groups 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)

Barack Obama
June 2014 ....................................
April 2014 .....................................
March 2014 ..................................
January 2014 ...............................
December 2013 ...........................
October 25-28, 2013 ....................
October 7-9, 2013 ........................
September 2013 ..........................
July 2013 .....................................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ...................
April 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 ...............................
December 2011 ...........................
November 2011 ...........................
October 2011 ...............................
August 2011 .................................
June 2011 ....................................
May 2011 .....................................
April 2011 .....................................
February 2011 .............................
January 2011 ...............................
December 2010 ...........................
November 2010 ...........................
October 28-30, 2010+ ..................
September 2010 ..........................
August 26-30, 2010......................
June 2010 ....................................
May 20-23, 2010 ..........................
March 2010 ..................................
January 23-25, 2010 ....................
December 2009 ...........................
October 2009 ...............................
September 2009 ..........................
July 2009 .....................................
June 2009 ....................................
April 2009 .....................................
February 2009 .............................
January 2009 ...............................

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

20
24
21
23
22
24
26
25
28
28
30
31
31
37
34
37
31
33
29
32
30
28
28
22
26
23
24
27
33
28
28
29
25
28
29
29
26
27
28
31
29
29
36
38
37
41
45
47
43

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

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

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

14
13
14
14
13
13
11
16
14
12
15
14
11
14
12
11
13
11
11
12
13
12
14
15
13
12
14
13
13
13
15
14
14
13
15
14
14
15
14
14
14
15
12
14
14
12
10
9
8

31
28
30
30
33
32
30
26
26
28
27
26
26
24
31
31
30
32
27
29
26
25
25
27
27
28
30
24
18
23
20
18
24
26
27
27
27
25
24
24
20
22
21
19
20
17
13
10
6

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

10

31

40

Barack Obama
High
February 2009 ....................................
47
21
12
9
Presidential Term Low
June 2014 ...........................................
20
21
13
14
All-time Obama Low
October 28-30, 2006+ .........................
14
17
18
5
+ 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 2014

Study #14463-- page 6


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q7 (cont'd)
1

The Democratic Party


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 ...............................
December 2011............................
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 ..........................
June 2010 ....................................
May 20-23, 2010 ..........................
May 6-11, 2010 ............................
March 2010 ..................................
January 23-25, 2010 ....................
January 10-14, 2010 ....................
December 2009............................
October 2009 ...............................
September 2009...........................
July 2009......................................
June 2009 ....................................
April 2009 .....................................
February 2009 ..............................
December 2008............................
High
January 2000 ...............................
Low
July 2006......................................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

25
23
21
27
26
22
25
27
25
23
27
23
21
21
23
23
23
22
24
23
23
23
25
25
22
25
26
26
24
28
26
23
24
22
25
22
24
26
26
28
25
27
25
28
27
29
26
28
29
32

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

18
19
18
20
20
18
20
20
19
17
19
16
17
17
17
17
18
21
19
18
21
23
18
20
19
19
18
18
19
18
18
19
19
20
19
18
20
18
18
19
17
18
19
14
17
17
16
15
14
15

22
18
20
20
24
22
20
18
18
19
19
19
23
22
23
23
19
19
19
18
18
19
19
22
25
20
17
21
16
23
23
23
26
22
24
26
24
22
24
24
21
23
26
22
22
20
21
19
17
13

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

20

30

23

15

10

25

27

22

17

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

13
13
14
10
10
15
14
13
14
18
17
21
21
21
19
17
14
17
15
15
15
9
15
12
11
13
15
12
15
9
14
16
14
15
11
11
11
15
11
9
14
11
10
14
14
13
19
17
20
17

+ 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 2014

Study #14463-- page 7


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q7 (cont'd)
1

The Republican Party


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 ...............................
December 2011 ...........................
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 .........................
June 2010 ....................................
May 20-23, 2010 ..........................
May 6-11, 2010 ............................
March 2010 ..................................
January 23-25, 2010 ....................
January 10-14, 2010 ....................
December 2009 ...........................
October 2009 ...............................
September 2009 ..........................
July 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

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

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

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

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

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

21

36

18

13

16

24

23

30

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

6
6
7
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
6
9
15
14
12
11
10
9
11
8
8
6
9
11
8
8
8
7
7
11
11
12
8
8
7
6
6
10
8
6
7
7
5
6
5
9
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 2014

Study #14463-- page 8


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q7 (cont'd)

The Tea Party Movement


June 2014 ....................................
April 2014.....................................
March 2014 ..................................
December 2013 ...........................
October 25-28, 2013 ....................
October 7-9, 2013 ........................
September 2013 ..........................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ...................
January 2013 ...............................
July 2012+ ...................................
April 2012.....................................
January 2012 ...............................
December 2011 ...........................
November 2011 ...........................
October 2011 ...............................
August 2011.................................
June 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 .........................
June 2010 ....................................
May 6-11, 2010 ............................
March 2010 ..................................
January 23-25, 2010 ....................
High
June 2010 ....................................
Low
October 7-9, 2013 ........................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

14
15
14
14
14
12
16
15
14
14
17
18
17
15
16
17
15
16
16
18
16
18
16
15
16
16
19
15
16
14

26
26
25
21
22
20
23
26
20
23
23
19
21
21
21
20
20
20
22
20
21
18
20
21
19
23
21
21
22
20

13
15
13
14
10
13
15
13
15
14
11
16
15
14
12
14
14
14
14
14
13
12
11
13
12
12
12
10
10
6

28
26
28
31
37
34
27
25
32
29
27
27
28
30
29
29
27
30
24
23
25
28
27
23
24
22
19
20
18
15

11
11
11
10
8
12
10
11
10
6
12
10
9
8
10
9
11
7
11
10
11
10
12
13
17
13
14
18
21
31

15

19

21

12

19

14

12

20

13

34

12

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

8
7
9
10
9
9
9
11
9
14
10
10
10
12
12
11
13
13
13
15
14
14
14
15
12
14
15
16
13
14

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Q7 (cont'd)
1

Hillary Clinton
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
March 2001 ..................................
1

Study #14463-- page 9


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

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

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

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

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
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

16

19

15

18

31

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

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

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

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 10


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q7 (cont'd)

Joe Biden
June 2014 ....................................
July 2013 ......................................
January 2013 ...............................
December 2012............................
October 2012+ .............................
September 26-30, 2012+ .............
August 2012+ ...............................
July 2012+....................................
May 2012 .....................................
December 2010............................
August 26-30, 2010 ......................
January 10-14, 2010 ....................
July 2009 ......................................
January 2009 ...............................
December 2008............................
October 17-20, 2008+ ..................
October 4-5, 2008+ ......................
September 19-22, 2008+ .............
September 6-8, 2008+ .................
September 2007...........................
December 2006............................
June 2004+ ..................................
The Environmental Protection
Agency, or EPA
June 2014 ....................................

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

21
21
21
18
19
19
21
20
20
24
21
23
25
27
25
23
22
20
22
13
14
11

25
21
17
18
15
19
20
23
21
25
21
25
20
22
25
19
24
25
23
26
23
25

15
15
16
15
13
14
14
14
16
15
15
15
17
12
12
12
12
13
13
11
10
6

21
20
21
23
29
24
26
23
21
18
20
14
19
9
11
14
15
16
12
11
6
4

7
6
5
5
3
6
4
5
7
8
9
8
6
10
7
4
6
9
12
35
44
49

27

27

14

14

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

11
17
20
21
21
18
15
15
15
10
13
15
13
20
20
28
21
17
18
4
3
5

13

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES BY D/S (POSITIVE NEGATIVE)


TOTAL
TOTAL
POSITIVE
NEGATIVE
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA ..
40
28
Hillary Clinton .....................................................
44
37
The Democratic Party ........................................
38
40
Barack Obama ...................................................
41
45
Joe Biden ...........................................................
32
36
The Republican Party.........................................
29
45
The Tea Party Movement ...................................
22
41

D/S
12
7
-2
-4
-4
-16
-19

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 11


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, thinking about something else


Q8
I'm going to read you two statements about the role of government, and I'd like to know which one comes
closer to your point of view. (ROTATE STATEMENTS.)
Statement A: Government should do more to solve problems and help meet the needs of people,
OR
Statement B: Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.

A/Government should do more ......................


B/Government is doing too many things ........
Some of both (VOL).....................................
Not sure .......................................................

6/14
46
50
2
2

10/79/13
52
44
2
2

6/13
48
48
2
2

6/12
49
47
2
2

6/11
51
46
2
1

2/11
51
46
2
1

10/10+
45
50
2
3

8/2630/10
47
47
3
3

6/10
47
49
2
2

1/1014/10
43
48
6
3

12/09
44
47
7
2

10/09
46
48
5
1

9/09
45
49
5
1

4/09
47
46
6
1

2/09
51
40
7
2

10/45/08+
47
45
7
1

9/1922/08+
48
42
8
2

7/08+
53
42
NA
5

9/07
55
38
6
1

3/07
52
40
6
2

1/02
45
43
9
3

12/97
41
51
5
3

12/951
32
62
NA
6

In December 1995, the question was phrased, Some people think the government is trying to do too many things that
should be left to individuals and businesses. Others think that government should do more to solve our country's
problems. Which comes closer to your own view?
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q9

Which is your view of government regulations (ROTATE STATEMENTS) -- most are necessary and protect
consumers or the environment, or most are unnecessary and harm the economy?

Most are necessary ........................


Most are unnecessary ....................
Both (VOL) ...................................
Not sure ........................................

6/14
50
42
4
4

1/95
40
47
6
7

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 12


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

And, moving on and thinking about this Novembers elections


Q10
Please tell me how interested you are in November's elections, using a scale from one to ten, on which a
"ten" means that you are very interested in November's elections and a "one" means that you are not at all
interested. You may choose any number from one to ten. (IF "NOT SURE," RECORD AS "DK.")

10, very interested ......................


9 .................................................
8 .................................................
7 .................................................
6 .................................................
5 .................................................
4 .................................................
3 .................................................
2 .................................................
1, not interested at all .................
Cannot rate ...............................

6/14+
43
8
16
10
6
8
1
3
1
3
1

4/14+
45
6
16
10
7
7
1
2
2
3
1

3/14+
41
6
17
11
8
9
3
1
1
3
-

10/2830/10+
52
9
14
9
4
5
2
2
1
2
-

10/1418/10+
51
10
13
9
5
7
1
1
1
2
-

9/10+
50
7
14
11
5
5
2
2
1
4
-

8/2630/10+
47
6
15
10
5
8
2
1
2
3
-

8/5-9/10+
49
9
13
9
4
7
2
2
1
4
-

6/10+
44
7
13
11
6
10
2
2
1
3
1

5/6-10/10+
47
7
14
8
5
9
2
2
2
3
1

3/10+
47
6
15
9
5
9
2
3
4
-

1/2325/10+
41
6
16
10
5
14
2
2
1
3
-

1/1014/10
44
5
12
10
7
11
2
2
1
5
1

12/09
48
6
12
10
5
9
2
2
1
5
-

10/1316/06+
53
8
14
7
6
5
2
1
1
3
-

7/06+
51
9
17
10
4
6
2
1
-

6/06+
47
8
17
9
5
8
1
2
1
2
-

4/06+
49
7
17
10
5
7
2
1
2
-

3/06+
45
7
18
11
5
7
1
2
1
3
-

1/06+
46
7
15
12
5
7
2
1
1
4
-

9/3010/2/06+ 9/8-11/06+

46
9
17
12
5
6
1
2
2
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

47
8
16
10
5
8
2
1
2
1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
Q11

Study #14463-- page 13


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Compared with previous elections, are you more enthusiastic about voting than usual, or less enthusiastic?

More enthusiastic ..............................


Less enthusiastic...............................
Same (VOL) ....................................
Not sure ..........................................

6/14+
48
37
14
1

10/10+
56
30
14
-

10/1316/06+
45
29
25
1

10/68/061
45
44
10
1

11/02
41
42
15
2

10/98
45
38
16
1

Comparative data prior to 10/13-16/06 taken from surveys conducted by USA Today-Gallup.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


7/12+ 6/12+ 3/12+ 12/11+
More enthusiastic ............................................................
51
47
46
43
Less enthusiastic ............................................................
32
36
40
39
Same (VOL) ..................................................................
15
15
13
17
Not sure ........................................................................
2
2
1
1
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

11/11+
47
38
13
2

10/11+
50
38
11
1

10/94
34
44
20
2

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
Q12

Study #14463-- 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?

6/14+
Republican-controlled Congress ..........43
Democrat-controlled Congress ............45
Not sure ...............................................12

4/14+
45
45
10

3/14+
44
43
13

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

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

6/12+
44
45
11

5/12+
43
44
13

4/12+
44
46
10

3/12+
41
46
13

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

10/1418/10+
44
46
10

9/10+
44
44
12

8/2630/10+
43
43
14

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

10/09+
38
46
16

9/09+
40
43
17

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

3/08+
35
49
16

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 2014
Q13

Study #14463-- page 15


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

In this years election for U.S. Congress, do you feel that your representative deserves to be reelected, or do
you think that it is time to give a new person a chance?

Deserves to be reelected ...........


Give new person a chance ........
Not sure ...................................

6/14+
32
57
11

3/14+
34
55
11

10/2528/13+
29
63
8

7/13+
32
57
11

8/12+
43
47
10

3/12+
40
48
12

8/11+
42
47
11

10/2830/10+
37
51
12

8/2630/10+
31
56
13

6/10+
35
57
8

1/1014/10+
39
49
12

12/09+
38
49
13

10/09+
41
49
10

9/09+
40
49
11

7/08+
40
47
13

11/07+
39
51
10

6/07+
41
48
11

9/309/810/2/06+ 11/06+
38
41
45
43
17
16

7/06+
38
48
14

6/06+
42
45
13

3/06+
41
48
11

1/06+
41
46
13

12/05+
41
44
15

10/1316/06+
39
45
16
11/05+
37
51
12

5/05+
42
45
13

10/04+
49
34
17

10/02+
42
39
19

9/02
41
42
17

10/00+
50
35
15

9/00+
49
38
13

6/00+
49
39
12

12/99
42
47
11

10/98+
48
37
15

12/97+
41
45
14

10/94+
39
49
12

9/94
30
53
17

5/94
34
50
16

1/94
35
47
18

10/93
34
52
14

9/93
37
47
16

7/93
30
55
15

10/92+
31
56
13

9/92+
31
56
13

7/92+
27
62
11

4/92+
33
57
10

2/92+
37
52
11

1/92+
42
48
10

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q14

If the choice in your district had the following, would you be more likely to vote for a -- (ROTATE:)
Republican candidate for Congress, a Democratic candidate for Congress -- or an independent or third party
candidate for Congress?

Republican candidate ..................................................


Democratic candidate ...................................................
Independent/third party candidate ................................
Not sure ......................................................................
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

6/14+
30
35
27
8

10/2528/13+
28
35
30
7

9/10+
31
36
25
8

8/2630/10+
32
34
25
9

6/10+
31
34
25
10

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
Q15

Study #14463-- page 16


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Will your vote for Congress this November be a vote to send a signal of support for President Obama, a
signal of opposition to President Obama, or not a signal either way about President Obama?
10/146/14+ 3/14+ 18/10+
A vote to send signal of support for Obama .................................
24
24
35
A vote to send signal of opposition to Obama ..............................
34
33
34
Not a signal either way about Obama ..........................................
41
41
31
Do not plan to vote (VOL) ..........................................................
Not sure .....................................................................................
1
2
-

8/2630/10+
27
29
41
3

6/10+
27
32
39
2

1/2325/10+
37
27
35
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters

A vote to send signal of support for Bush ........


A vote to send signal of opposition to Bush .....
Not a signal either way about Bush .................
Do not plan to vote (VOL) ..............................
Not sure .........................................................

10/2830/06+
22
37
38
1
2

10/1316/06+
22
38
38
2

4/06+
21
31
45
3

9/3010/2/06+
28
39
31
2

3/06+
20
37
41
2

9/811/06+
25
37
36
2

11/05+
21
39
36
1
3

7/06+
21
38
39
2

6/06+
21
38
39
2

10/02+1
31
19
49
1

Bill
Clinton
10/98+2
28
23
49
NA
-

In October 2002, the question was phrased, Is your vote for Congress this November a vote to send a signal of support for President
Bush, a signal of opposition to President Bush, or not a signal either way about President Bush?
2
In October 1998, the question was phrased, Is your vote for Congress this November a vote to send a signal of support for Bill
Clinton, a signal of opposition to Bill Clinton, or not a signal either way about Bill Clinton?
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Moving on
Q16
Now not thinking about whether you agree or disagree with President Obama's policies and programs, but
thinking about the competence and effectiveness of his administration, how competent would you say the
Obama administration is in its role of managing the federal government--very competent, somewhat
competent, not too competent, or not competent at all?

Very competent .................................


Somewhat competent .......................
Not too competent.............................
Not competent at all ..........................
Not sure ..........................................

Q17

6/14
11
39
19
31
-

6/13
17
40
22
21
-

President
George W.
Bush
3/06
14
39
22
24
1

Thinking about the rest of Barack Obama's term as president, do you think he can lead the country and get
the job done or do you no longer feel that he is able to lead the country and get the job done?
Can lead and get job done .............
Cannot lead and get job done ........
Depends (VOL) .............................
Not sure ........................................

42
54
2
2

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June 2014
Q18

Study #14463-- page 17


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Over the last 12 months, do you feel that the performance of the Obama administration has gotten better,
stayed the same, or gotten worse?
Gotten better......................................
Stayed about the same ......................
Gotten worse .....................................
Not sure ...........................................

15
43
41
1

(IF BETTER/WORSE, THEN ASK:)


Q19
And, tell me, what are the one or two reasons you feel the performance of the Obama administration has
gotten (better/worse) over the last 12 months? (OPEN END QUESTION, MULTIPLE RESPONSES
ACCEPTED)
The table below reflects responses among the 15% of respondents
who say the performance of the Obama Administration has gotten
better ranked by highest percentage of all adults
Healthcare / Affordable Care Act .......................................... 5
Growth of the economy......................................................... 4
Unemployment is decreasing / jobs ...................................... 3
Removing troops / staying out of wars.................................. 3
Keeps trying, despite obstacles/ Republicans ....................... 2
General better ....................................................................... 1
Student loans ........................................................................ 1
Good foreign policy ............................................................... 1
Immigration reform................................................................ 1
Bowe Bergdahl freed ............................................................ 1
Same-sex marriage .............................................................. 1
Investigation into VA hospitals .............................................. 1
Minimum wage increase ....................................................... 1
EPA / Clean air act ............................................................... 1
Real estate market improving ............................................... 1
Use of executive orders ........................................................ 1
OTHER ................................................................................. 1
NONE ...................................................................................
DON'T KNOW .......................................................................
REFUSED ............................................................................
The table below reflects responses among the 41% of respondents
who say the performance of the Obama Administration has gotten
worse ranked by highest percentage of all adults
Healthcare / Affordable Care Act.......................................... 12
Negative views of foreign policy ........................................... 12
Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for Taliban members ................. 10
Decline of the economy / economic policy ........................... 9
Lies / lack of honesty............................................................ 6
Unemployment hasn't improved / jobs ................................. 5
Benghazi scandal ................................................................. 5
Illegal immigration/ migrant amnesty ..................................... 5
Spending / national debt / welfare ........................................ 4
Does not work with/ listen to Congress ................................. 4
Management of the military .................................................. 3
VA issues ............................................................................. 3
IRS issues ............................................................................ 3
Doesn't uphold the Constitution ............................................ 3
Use of executive orders ........................................................ 3
General worse ...................................................................... 2
Surrounds himself with incompetent staff ............................. 2
Gun control ........................................................................... 1
NSA spying........................................................................... 1
EPA / Clean Air Act .............................................................. 1
Damaged world perception of the US ................................... 1
How the Keystone Pipeline is being handled........................ 1
Higher taxes ......................................................................... 1
OTHER ................................................................................. 2
DON'T KNOW ......................................................................
REFUSED ............................................................................
-

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 18


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Changing topics
Q20
In your view, does the Tea Party movement have too little influence in the Republican Party today, just
enough influence, or too much influence in the Republican Party?

Too little influence .................


Just enough influence ...........
Too much influence...............
Not sure .............................

6/14
20
24
40
16

11/11
22
28
39
11

9/10
18
33
30
19

Now, thinking for a moment about you


Q21
If there were a primary election in your state, would you vote in the Democratic primary, the Republican
primary, or would you wait to vote in the general election? +
Vote in the Democratic primary ..........................
Vote in the Republican primary ..........................
Wait until the general election ............................
None/other (VOL) ............................................
Not sure ...........................................................

31
29
37
1
2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Now, thinking ahead to 2016 for a moment


Q22
If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016 how likely would you be to vote for her (ROTATE TOP TO
BOTTOM/BOTTOM TO TOP) would you be almost certain to vote for her, would you probably vote for her,
would there be just some chance you vote for her, or would there be no chance you vote for her? +
Almost certain ........................................................
Probably.................................................................
Just some chance ..................................................
No chance..............................................................
Not sure ...............................................................
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

23
15
23
37
2

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
Q23

Study #14463-- page 19


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

How would you rate Hillary Clinton on the following qualities, using a five-point scale, on which a "5" means
a very good rating, a "1" means a very poor rating, and a "3" means a mixed rating? (IF "NOT SURE,"
RECORD AS "DK.")

TABLE RANKED BY %4-5 (VERY GOOD RATING) AMONG ALL VOTERS


Very Good
Very Poor
Rating
Rating
5
4
3
2
1
Being knowledgeable and experienced enough to
handle the presidency
All Voters
June 2014+* .......................................................................
35
20
16
7
22
March 2008+ .......................................................................
32
18
17
13
18
November 2007+ ................................................................
31
21
17
11
20
Democratic primary voters
June 2014+ .........................................................................
72
16
6
1
3
March 2008+ .......................................................................
50
23
15
6
4
November 2007 .................................................................
51
25
16
4
4
June 2007 ..........................................................................
48
23
16
7
5
Being compassionate enough to understand
average people
All Voters
June 2014+** ......................................................................
29
18
19
10
23
March 2008+ .......................................................................
26
18
23
13
19
November 2007+ ................................................................
23
18
19
12
27
Democratic primary voters
June 2014+ .........................................................................
57
23
12
3
5
March 2008+ .......................................................................
40
24
20
8
7
November 2007 .................................................................
42
27
18
7
5
Having high personal standards that set the proper
moral tone for the country
All Voters
June 2014+** ......................................................................
28
18
23
6
22
March 2008+ .......................................................................
23
17
21
12
25
November 2007+ ................................................................
19
17
21
10
32
Democratic primary voters
June 2014+ .........................................................................
53
24
16
2
4
March 2008+ .......................................................................
34
27
20
7
10
November 2007 .................................................................
35
26
24
7
7
Being effective and getting things done
All Voters
June 2014+ .........................................................................
22
22
24
10
20
Democratic primary voters
June 2014+ .........................................................................
51
31
12
2
3
* Asked of all Democratic primary voters and half [FORM A] of all non-Democratic primary voters.
** Asked of all Democratic primary voters and half [FORM B] of all non-Democratic primary voters.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Cannot
Rate

2
2
2
1

1
1
1
1
1

3
2
1
1
2
1

2
1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 20


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

TABLE RANKED BY %4-5 (VERY GOOD RATING) AMONG ALL VOTERS


Very Good
Very Poor
Rating
Rating
5
4
3
2
1
Being easygoing and likable
All Voters
June 2014+** ......................................................................
23
17
29
10
21
March 2008+ .......................................................................
18
12
30
16
23
November 2007+ ................................................................
15
17
25
13
29
Democratic primary voters
June 2014+ .........................................................................
45
22
23
6
4
March 2008+ .......................................................................
27
18
31
13
9
November 2007 .................................................................
26
23
30
11
9
Sharing your positions on the issues
All Voters
June 2014+ ........................................................................
20
18
23
10
26
March 2008+ ......................................................................
16
18
22
12
29
November 2007+ ...............................................................
16
20
19
12
32
Democratic primary voters
June 2014+ ........................................................................
47
29
17
2
5
March 2008+ ......................................................................
29
27
25
7
9
November 2007 ................................................................
31
30
25
8
6
June 2007 .........................................................................
25
29
29
8
7
Being honest and straightforward
All Voters
June 2014+* ........................................................................
19
19
21
11
29
March 2008+ .......................................................................
18
15
21
15
28
November 2007+ ................................................................
17
16
22
12
33
Democratic primary voters
June 2014+ .........................................................................
44
31
15
4
6
March 2008+ .......................................................................
29
23
26
9
10
November 2007 .................................................................
30
23
29
10
8

Cannot
Rate

1
1
1
2
1

2
3
1
3
2

1
3
3
-

* Asked of all Democratic primary voters and half [FORM A] of all non-Democratic primary voters.
** Asked of all Democratic primary voters and half [FORM B] of all non-Democratic primary voters.
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q24

As you may know, if elected president in 2016, Hillary Clinton would be the first woman president. Which
best describes your reaction to this? Are you (ROTATE) -- enthusiastic, comfortable with it, have some
reservations about it, very uncomfortable with it -- or does it makes no difference to you?

Enthusiastic ......................................................................
Comfortable ......................................................................
Have some reservations ...................................................
Very uncomfortable...........................................................
Makes no difference .........................................................
Not sure ..........................................................................
1

6/14
24
19
7
11
38
1

3/07
27
21
8
15
29
-

In March 2007, the question was asked a part of a list of candidate attributes and
read Now I'm going to read you some things that you might learn about some of the
candidates running for president. For each one, please tell me whether (A) you are
enthusiastic about the candidate having this attribute, (B) you are comfortable with it,
(C) you have some reservations about it, (D) if you are very uncomfortable with it, or
(E) if it makes no difference to you. [Hillary Clinton would be the first woman
president.]

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 21


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Turning to the issue of education


Q25
I'd like to know how well you think our public schools are working. When it comes to education in grades K
through twelve, please tell me whether you think (a) our public schools work pretty well as they are now, (b)
some changes are needed, but basically they should be kept the same, (c) major changes are needed, or
(d) a complete overhaul is needed.

Work pretty well now ...................................


Some changes needed, but basically
should be kept the same .............................
Major changes needed ................................
Complete overhaul needed .........................
Not sure ....................................................

Q26

6/14
5

6/01
7

31
35
26
3

36
34
20
3

Have you seen read or heard news about a new set of educational standards called Common Core? (IF
YES, THEN ASK:) and have you seen read or heard a lot or just some about Common Core?
Yes, a lot ........................................... 22
Yes, some.......................................... 30
No ...................................................... 47
Not sure ........................................... 1

Q27

Just to make sure that everyone has the same information let me describe the Common Core standards in a
bit more detail. The Common Core standards are a new set of education standards for English and math
that have been set to internationally competitive levels and would be used in every state for students in
grades K through 12.
Based on this information, do you support or oppose the adoption and implementation of the Common Core
standards in your state? (IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE, ASK) And, do you STRONGLY (support/oppose) or just
SOMEWHAT (support/oppose) this?
Strongly support ................................
Somewhat support .............................
Somewhat oppose .............................
Strongly oppose .................................
Not sure ...........................................

27
32
11
20
10

Now, switching topics


Q28
Would you say that immigration helps the United States more than it hurts it, OR immigration hurts the
United States more than it helps it?

Helps more than it hurts ............


Hurts more than it helps ............
A little of both (VOL) ...............
Not sure ..................................

6/14
47
42
5
6

6/12
47
39
8
6

Helps more than it hurts ...........


Hurts more than it helps ...........
A little of both (VOL) ..............
Not sure ..................................

5/2023/10
43
45
na
12

All Adults
5/611/10
37
53
na
10

12/07
39
52
na
9

Hispanic/Latino Adults
5/206/14
6/12
23/10
62
63
60
30
26
30
4
7
na
4
5
10

6/07
46
44
na
10

7/06
45
42
na
10

6/06
44
45
na
11

5/611/10
58
32
na
10

6/07
69
21
na
10

4/06
62
28
na
10

4/06
45
45
na
10

12/05
37
53
na
10

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 22


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, turning to the economy...


Q29
During the next twelve months, do you think that the nation's economy will get better, get worse, or stay
about the same?
High

Economy will get better......................


Economy will get worse .....................
Economy will stay about the same.....
Not sure ...........................................

6/14
27
24
48
1

4/14
26
26
47
1

3/14
26
25
48
1

12/13
29
24
46
1

9/13
27
24
48
1

7/13
31
21
47
1

6/13
32
18
49
1

12/12
38
28
33
1

10/12+
45
9
34
12

9/2630/12+
44
13
35
8

9/1216/12+
42
18
32
8

8/12+
36
18
38
8

7/12+
27
25
45
3

6/12
35
20
41
4

5/12
33
19
46
2

4/12
38
19
42
1

3/12
40
23
35
2

1/12
37
17
44
2

12/11
30
22
47
1

11/11
25
28
47
-

10/11
21
32
45
2

8/11
22
30
47
1

7/11
26
31
41
2

6/11
29
30
39
2

4/11
33
21
46
-

2/11
29
29
41
1

1/11
40
17
42
1

12/10
32
24
42
2

11/10
37
15
46
2

10/1418/10+
37
20
41
2

9/10
32
24
41
3

8/2630/10
26
26
45
3

8/59/10
34
25
39
2

6/10
33
23
43
1

5/610/10
40
20
38
2

3/10
41
22
36
1

1/1014/10
41
19
38
2

10/09
42
22
33
3

9/09
47
20
30
3

7/09
44
21
32
3

6/09
46
22
29
3

4/09
38
30
30
2

10/08+
38
20
37
5

10/06+
22
22
51
5

10/04+
43
10
33
14

10/02+
41
20
34
5

10/98+
17
24
54
5

10/94
31
24
40
5

Prior to April 2001, the question was phrased, Over the next year
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q30

Held for later release

10/79/13
17
42
38
3

Low
10/79/13
17
42
38
3

10/2528/13
23
34
42
1

9/09
47
20
30
3

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 23


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, switching topics


Q31
From what you know about global climate change or global warming, which one of the following statements
comes closest to your opinion? (READ AND ROTATE STATEMENTS)

Global climate change has been established as a serious


problem, and immediate action is necessary.............................
There is enough evidence that climate change is taking place
and some action should be taken ..............................................
We don't know enough about global climate change, and
more research is necessary before we take any actions ...........
Concern about global climate change is unwarranted ...............
Not sure ...................................................................................

Q32

6/14

12/09

10/09

1/07

6/06

7/99

31

23

29

34

29

23

30

31

27

30

30

28

24
13
2

29
12
5

29
13
2

25
8
3

28
9
4

32
11
6

Would you approve or disapprove of a proposal that would require companies to reduce greenhouse gases
that cause global warming, even if it would mean higher utility bills for consumers to pay for the changes?
6/14
Approve ............................................
57
Disapprove........................................
39
Not sure ..........................................
4

Q33

10/09
48
43
9

Now, as you may know, President Obama has directed the Environmental Protection Agency, known as the
EPA for short, to set strict carbon dioxide emission limits on existing coal-fired power plants with a goal to
reduce emissions significantly by the year 2030. Do you support or oppose this policy? (IF CHOICE, THEN
ASK:) And do you strongly (support/oppose) this policy or just somewhat (support/oppose) it?
Strongly support .........................
Somewhat support .....................
Somewhat oppose .....................
Strongly oppose .........................
Not sure....................................

Q34

4/09
53
40
7

37
30
10
19
4

When it comes to the new limits on carbon dioxide emissions being set by the Obama administration and the
EPA, which comes closer to your point of view? (ROTATE)
Supporters say action is needed because coal plants are a major source of carbon pollution. These
reductions will mean cleaner air and reduce the health care costs associated with asthma and respiratory
diseases by billions of dollars. Significantly lowering carbon pollution is the critical step in addressing climate
change and the natural disasters and property damage it causes. These reductions will help create a new
generation of clean energy and jobs.
Opponents say coal plant carbon emissions have already dropped over the last decade and this action will
mean fewer jobs. The compliance costs for electric companies will be three times more expensive than any
current EPA regulation, which means higher prices. Consumers and businesses will both end up paying
more for electricity. These regulations will mean only a small change to the global climate as carbon
emissions in China, India, and other developing countries will continue to rise.
Supporters..................................
Opponents..................................
Mixed (VOL) .............................
Not sure....................................

53
39
2
6

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014

Study #14463-- page 24


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Changing topics
Q35
When it comes to Afghanistan, do you think the war was worth it or not worth it?
6/14
Worth it................................................ 27
Not worth it .......................................... 65
Depends (VOL) .............................. 2
Not sure .......................................... 6

1/13
40
51
2
7

Now, thinking about something else, there have been recent news reports of delays in care for veterans
Q36
When it comes to the problems in the US Department of Veterans Affairs which comes closer to your point
of view (ROTATE STATEMENTS) -- These problems are due to longstanding government bureaucracy,
these problems are due to poor management by the Obama administration -- or do you not have an opinion
one way or the other?
Due to longstanding government bureaucracy .......................
Due to poor management by the Obama administration ........
No opinion one way or the other .............................................
Some of both (VOL) ..............................................................
Not sure ................................................................................

61
14
21
4
-

Thinking about another subject


Q37
Do you favor or oppose closing the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects?
Favor.....................................................
Oppose ...............................................................
Not sure ........................................................

26
59
15

June 2009
Let me read you a few decisions President Obama has
made recently, and for each one please tell me whether
you favor or oppose this action. [Ordering closure of the
Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.]
Favor...................................................................
39
Oppose ...............................................................
52
Not sure ........................................................
9
1

In June 2009, the question was asked as part of a list of items.

And, thinking about something slightly different


Q38
As you may know, the Obama administration recently secured the release of US Army Sergeant Bowe
Bergdahl, who had been held by the Afghanistan Taliban for five years. In exchange, five Taliban fighters
that were being held by the US were released. On balance, do you think the Obama administration
(ROTATE) -- should or should not -- have made this prisoner exchange, or do you not have an opinion one
way or the other?
Should have made prisoner exchange ................. 30
Should not have made prisoner exchange ........... 44
No opinion .......................................................... 25
Not sure ............................................................ 1

Q39

Do the details of Sergeant Bergdahl's disappearance from a base in Afghanistan and how he ended up a
prisoner of the Taliban matter or not matter when it comes to the United States' decision to secure his
release?
Do matter..........................................................
47
Do not matter ...................................................
46
Not sure .......................................................
7

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June 2014

Study #14463-- page 25


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only.
QF1a Are you currently registered to vote [LANDLINE: at this address; CELL: in (state from Q1x)]?
Registered ........................................84
Not registered ...................................15
Not sure ..........................................1

QF1b/c A lot of people are unable to get out and vote for many reasons. Did you happen to vote in the 2012 election
for president? (IF YES, ASK:) For whom did you vote--Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or someone else? +
Yes, Voted
Voted for Barack Obama ...............................
Voted for Mitt Romney ...................................
Voted for someone else .................................
Not sure .........................................................
No, Did Not Vote..............................................
Not sure .......................................................

46
34
8
4
8
-

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF1d

And did you happen to vote in the 2010 election for U.S. Congress? +
Yes, voted ...............................................................
No, did not vote .......................................................
Not sure ..................................................................

67
26
7

+ 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 ................................................

QF3

23
17
21
3
6
22
6
2

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 ....................................................

4
23
17
3
10
25
2
13
2
1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
QF4a

Study #14463-- page 26


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

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 ...........................................................

QF4b

20
11
10
15
13
10
13
7
2

Do you consider yourself a supporter of the Tea Party Movement?

Yes ...............................
No .................................
Depends (VOL) ............
Not sure ........................

6/14+
22
67
4
7

4/14+
24
66
3
7

3/14+
24
66
2
8

1/14+
24
65
3
8

12/13+
24
67
2
7

10/2528/13+
22
70
3
5

10/79/13+
20
70
2
8

9/13+
21
67
3
9

7/13+
21
67
3
9

6/13+
24
65
3
8

2/13+
20
64
4
12

1/13+
23
63
4
10

10/12+
24
64
3
9

9/2630/12+
25
66
2
7

9/1216/12+
22
65
4
9

8/12+
26
63
3
8

7/12+
25
65
2
7

6/12+
24
64
3
9

5/12+
30
60
2
8

4/12+
25
64
2
9

3/12+
28
63
2
7

1/12+
27
66
2
5

12/11+
27
65
3
5

11/11+
25
69
2
4

10/11+
26
64
3
7

8/11+
27
62
4
7

6/11+
26
63
3
8

5/11+
26
62
2
10

4/11+
25
67
3
5

2/11+
29
61
3
7

1/11+
27
62
3
8

12/10+
29
61
3
7

11/10+
30
59
4
7

10/2830/10+
28
61
3
8

10/1418/10+
30
59
2
10

9/10+
28
61
3
8

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES


June 2014
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 ..........................................

QF6

Study #14463-- page 27


NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

9
13
39
22
14
3

Are you married, widowed, separated, divorced, single and never been married, or are you unmarried and
living with a partner?
Married ..........................................................
52
Widowed .........................................................
6
Separated ......................................................
1
Divorced ........................................................
11
Single/never been married .............................
23
Unmarried and living with a partner ................
6
Refused ........................................................
1

QF7

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 .......................................

QF8

5
9
8
9
11
16
12
22
8

Please tell me whether any of the following statements applies to you (READ LIST, ACCEPT ALL THAT
APPLY)
You or an immediate family member is currently serving in the U.S. military................................
You are a military veteran .............................................................................................................
Someone in your immediate family is a military veteran ...............................................................
Neither you nor an immediate family member is a current or former member of the military ........
Not sure/refused .......................................................................................................................

QF9

10
13
40
45
3

And, do you have any children under the age of 18 you are responsible for raising currently living in your
household?
Yes, children in household ......................................28
No, no children in household ...................................72
Not sure .................................................................. -