YouGov

July 9 - 11, 2014
1. Exceeded powers granted by the Constitution
Do you think Barack Obama has exceeded the limits of authority granted a President by the US Constitution?
Gender

Yes
No
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

49%
34%
17%

53%
32%
15%

45%
35%
19%

44%
30%
26%

42%
37%
21%

53%
33%
14%

56%
36%
8%

16%
67%
18%

52%
25%
22%

89%
6%
5%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(998)

(483)

(515)

(207)

(262)

(364)

(165)

(332)

(446)

(220)

Race

Yes
No
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Party ID

Total

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

49%
34%
17%

57%
29%
14%

15%
52%
33%

37%
42%
21%

43%
35%
22%

51%
34%
14%

44%
38%
18%

57%
34%
9%

48%
34%
18%

47%
36%
17%

51%
34%
15%

48%
32%
20%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(998)

(749)

(116)

(133)

(379)

(282)

(70)

(127)

(153)

(221)

(351)

(273)

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July 9 - 11, 2014

2. Justification
As you may know, impeachment is the first step in the constitutional process for removing a president from office, in which possible crimes are investigated and
charges are made. Do you think there is or is not justification for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Obama at this time?
Gender

Age

Party ID

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

Yes, there is
No, there is not
Not sure

35%
44%
21%

38%
43%
19%

31%
45%
24%

30%
45%
25%

29%
46%
25%

36%
42%
22%

47%
46%
8%

8%
77%
15%

37%
37%
26%

68%
14%
18%

Totals
(Unweighted N)

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(1,000)

(483)

(517)

(207)

(263)

(365)

(165)

(332)

(447)

(221)

Race

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

Yes, there is
No, there is not
Not sure

35%
44%
21%

40%
41%
19%

10%
64%
26%

26%
46%
28%

30%
42%
28%

38%
45%
17%

29%
53%
18%

32%
50%
17%

35%
45%
20%

31%
42%
27%

37%
44%
18%

33%
46%
21%

Totals
(Unweighted N)

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(1,000)

(751)

(116)

(133)

(379)

(282)

(70)

(129)

(153)

(221)

(352)

(274)

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July 9 - 11, 2014

3. Four statements
Which one of these four statements do you agree with about President Obama?
Gender

President Obama has not
abused his powers as
president.
President Obama has
abused his powers as
president, but the abuses
are not serious enough to
warrant impeachment under
the Constitution.
President Obama has
abused his powers as
president which rise to the
level of impeachable
offenses under the
Constitution, but he should
not be impeached.
President Obama has
abused his powers as
president which rise to the
level of impeachable
offenses under the
Constitution and he should
be impeached and removed
from office.
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Party ID

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

39%

36%

42%

40%

44%

36%

36%

77%

31%

4%

17%

18%

17%

20%

18%

18%

12%

14%

21%

13%

12%

15%

9%

17%

15%

10%

4%

4%

14%

19%

32%

32%

32%

23%

24%

36%

49%

6%

35%

63%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(988)

(475)

(513)

(205)

(255)

(364)

(164)

(330)

(439)

(219)

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July 9 - 11, 2014

Race

President Obama has not
abused his powers as
president.
President Obama has
abused his powers as
president, but the abuses
are not serious enough to
warrant impeachment under
the Constitution.
President Obama has
abused his powers as
president which rise to the
level of impeachable
offenses under the
Constitution, but he should
not be impeached.
President Obama has
abused his powers as
president which rise to the
level of impeachable
offenses under the
Constitution and he should
be impeached and removed
from office.
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

39%

30%

78%

52%

43%

36%

32%

39%

46%

34%

40%

37%

17%

19%

7%

15%

19%

17%

22%

14%

15%

24%

15%

17%

12%

12%

11%

10%

10%

8%

22%

21%

6%

11%

13%

14%

32%

38%

3%

23%

28%

39%

23%

25%

33%

31%

32%

31%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(988)

(748)

(109)

(131)

(376)

(279)

(69)

(129)

(151)

(220)

(346)

(271)

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July 9 - 11, 2014

4. Abuse of power or politics
Do you think the Republicans who want the US House of Representatives to impeach President Obama think his actions are serious enough to warrant impeachment
or mostly because they want to damage Barack Obama and the Democrats?
Gender

Actions warrant
impeachment
Damage Obama and the
Democrats
Both
Don’t know
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

24%

25%

23%

18%

16%

28%

34%

39%
20%
18%

40%
21%
15%

37%
19%
21%

36%
18%
29%

42%
21%
20%

37%
21%
13%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(999)

(482)

(517)

(206)

(263)

Race

Actions warrant
impeachment
Damage Obama and the
Democrats
Both
Don’t know
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Party ID

Total

White

Black

24%

28%

39%
20%
18%

Democrat

Independent

Republican

6%

23%

52%

39%
18%
9%

71%
8%
16%

30%
25%
22%

13%
25%
10%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(365)

(165)

(331)

(447)

(221)

Family Income

Region

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

7%

15%

20%

26%

27%

22%

22%

21%

25%

26%

35%
21%
15%

61%
12%
20%

38%
19%
28%

33%
21%
25%

43%
19%
12%

45%
18%
10%

50%
21%
7%

35%
16%
26%

42%
22%
15%

38%
21%
16%

39%
19%
16%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(999)

(750)

(116)

(133)

(378)

(282)

(70)

(129)

(153)

(221)

(351)

(274)

5

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July 9 - 11, 2014

5. More or less media attention – Dick Cheney
Do you wish the media would pay more attention or less attention to the following people?
Gender

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

8%
26%
52%
14%

9%
28%
52%
11%

8%
24%
51%
18%

10%
27%
43%
20%

4%
24%
51%
21%

10%
25%
55%
10%

8%
30%
57%
5%

4%
19%
61%
15%

8%
26%
50%
17%

15%
37%
41%
7%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(990)

(478)

(512)

(202)

(262)

(364)

(162)

(329)

(443)

(218)

Race

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Party ID

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

8%
26%
52%
14%

8%
28%
53%
12%

3%
20%
52%
25%

13%
23%
45%
18%

10%
24%
45%
21%

8%
32%
52%
9%

5%
20%
64%
11%

5%
28%
62%
6%

6%
26%
48%
19%

8%
30%
50%
12%

9%
24%
53%
15%

7%
26%
54%
13%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(990)

(746)

(112)

(132)

(373)

(280)

(69)

(129)

(153)

(219)

(345)

(273)

6

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July 9 - 11, 2014

6. More or less media attention – Bill Clinton
Do you wish the media would pay more attention or less attention to the following people?
Gender

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

19%
30%
39%
12%

20%
29%
41%
9%

19%
31%
36%
14%

26%
30%
26%
19%

17%
33%
34%
16%

18%
30%
45%
8%

18%
28%
50%
4%

36%
37%
17%
10%

15%
30%
40%
16%

6%
22%
67%
4%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(992)

(476)

(516)

(203)

(263)

(362)

(164)

(329)

(445)

(218)

Race

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Party ID

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

19%
30%
39%
12%

17%
30%
43%
10%

22%
41%
16%
20%

27%
25%
33%
15%

21%
27%
35%
17%

19%
32%
42%
7%

26%
26%
39%
10%

13%
39%
45%
3%

19%
28%
39%
14%

16%
34%
41%
9%

20%
27%
40%
14%

22%
35%
34%
9%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(992)

(749)

(113)

(130)

(377)

(280)

(70)

(126)

(153)

(221)

(348)

(270)

7

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July 9 - 11, 2014

7. More or less media attention – Mitt Romney
Do you wish the media would pay more attention or less attention to the following people?
Gender

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

18%
25%
43%
14%

17%
25%
46%
12%

18%
26%
40%
17%

14%
25%
42%
18%

14%
22%
43%
21%

17%
30%
42%
11%

29%
21%
43%
7%

7%
19%
60%
13%

13%
27%
42%
18%

44%
29%
19%
8%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(994)

(480)

(514)

(204)

(262)

(364)

(164)

(330)

(446)

(218)

Race

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Party ID

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

18%
25%
43%
14%

19%
26%
43%
12%

7%
21%
49%
22%

19%
26%
37%
17%

17%
20%
42%
21%

20%
32%
42%
7%

16%
25%
50%
9%

16%
35%
43%
6%

18%
25%
39%
18%

14%
30%
43%
13%

19%
23%
44%
15%

19%
26%
43%
13%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(994)

(748)

(114)

(132)

(376)

(282)

(69)

(128)

(153)

(221)

(349)

(271)

8

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July 9 - 11, 2014

8. More or less media attention – Joe Lieberman
Do you wish the media would pay more attention or less attention to the following people?
Gender

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

9%
28%
37%
26%

11%
28%
44%
17%

7%
28%
31%
34%

7%
29%
29%
35%

5%
30%
36%
29%

10%
26%
42%
22%

15%
27%
41%
16%

6%
27%
38%
28%

9%
29%
33%
29%

12%
28%
46%
14%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(992)

(477)

(515)

(203)

(261)

(364)

(164)

(330)

(445)

(217)

Race

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Party ID

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

9%
28%
37%
26%

9%
30%
38%
23%

4%
24%
33%
40%

12%
22%
37%
30%

8%
24%
34%
34%

9%
31%
38%
22%

8%
41%
32%
19%

11%
30%
44%
16%

12%
27%
36%
25%

6%
26%
39%
29%

10%
27%
40%
23%

8%
32%
32%
27%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(992)

(746)

(114)

(132)

(376)

(281)

(70)

(128)

(152)

(220)

(350)

(270)

9

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July 9 - 11, 2014

9. More or less media attention – Sarah Palin
Do you wish the media would pay more attention or less attention to the following people?
Gender

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

14%
19%
55%
12%

16%
20%
54%
10%

12%
18%
55%
14%

12%
19%
50%
19%

9%
16%
57%
18%

14%
22%
57%
7%

25%
19%
53%
3%

7%
9%
75%
9%

13%
21%
51%
16%

29%
30%
35%
6%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(993)

(479)

(514)

(205)

(262)

(363)

(163)

(330)

(445)

(218)

Race

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Party ID

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

14%
19%
55%
12%

14%
20%
56%
9%

3%
18%
57%
22%

22%
16%
45%
17%

16%
18%
49%
18%

14%
22%
58%
6%

11%
13%
68%
8%

8%
16%
71%
5%

13%
18%
57%
12%

14%
22%
54%
10%

16%
17%
53%
14%

14%
20%
57%
10%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(993)

(748)

(112)

(133)

(376)

(279)

(70)

(129)

(152)

(221)

(348)

(272)

10

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July 9 - 11, 2014

10. More or less media attention – Al Gore
Do you wish the media would pay more attention or less attention to the following people?
Gender

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Age

Total

Male

Female

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Democrat

Independent

Republican

13%
25%
47%
15%

14%
24%
52%
11%

13%
26%
42%
19%

15%
33%
30%
22%

12%
26%
41%
21%

14%
21%
55%
10%

12%
23%
59%
7%

23%
35%
26%
16%

12%
24%
46%
18%

2%
14%
77%
7%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(990)

(477)

(513)

(203)

(262)

(362)

(163)

(328)

(443)

(219)

Race

More attention
Same amount of attention
Less attention
Not sure
Totals
(Unweighted N)

Party ID

Family Income

Region

Total

White

Black

Hispanic

Under 40

40-80

80-100

100+

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

13%
25%
47%
15%

12%
25%
51%
12%

13%
35%
25%
28%

20%
22%
39%
18%

13%
25%
41%
22%

15%
28%
48%
10%

24%
23%
44%
10%

13%
23%
56%
8%

11%
19%
50%
20%

11%
28%
48%
13%

14%
25%
45%
16%

16%
27%
45%
11%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

(990)

(747)

(112)

(131)

(374)

(281)

(70)

(128)

(152)

(221)

(346)

(271)

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