You are on page 1of 16

CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLL

For release: Wednesday, Septe!er "#, $%"&


#:%% a E'T
**Embargoed until Wednesday, Sept. 17
th
at 7:00 am ET**
Pres(dent O!aa, Fore()n Pol(*y, and t+e $%"& Ele*t(ons
September 12-1, 201!
This poll "inds negati#e assessments o" $resident %ara&' (bama, in&luding more than
hal" )ho say he isn*t being tough enough in his approa&h to dealing )ith the +slami&
militant group +S+S.
The $resident re&ei#es his lo)est appro#al ratings e#er on handling terrorism and on
"oreign poli&y. ,ore generally, 7- are dissatis"ied )ith his presiden&y.
.epubli&ans are more enthusiasti& than /emo&rats about #oting this 0o#ember and
- o" .epubli&ans say their #ote )ill be against the $resident.
1meri&ans are unhappy )ith Washington and disappro#e o" both parties in 2ongress.
The .epubli&an party has the lead o#er the /emo&rats on 'ey issues 3the e&onomy,
"oreign poli&y, and terrorism4 and has the lead in the generi& &ongressional ballot.
T+e Pres(dent and t+e $%"& Ele*t(ons
/espite his spee&h last )ee', the $resident re&ei#es &riti&ism "or his most re&ent "oreign poli&y
&hallenge 5 the situation )ith the +S+S militants 5 and his appro#al ratings on handling terrorism
and "oreign poli&y ha#e also ta'en a hit.
7- o" 1meri&ans don*t thin' $resident (bama is being tough enough in dealing )ith +S+S
militants, )hile 6ust 71- thin' his approa&h is about right. .epubli&ans are parti&ularly &riti&al o"
$resident (bama on this measure: 87- o" .epubli&ans don*t thin' he is being tough enough.
Is Pres(dent O!aa To,)+ Eno,)+ In 'eal(n) W(t+ ISIS-
Total .eps /ems +nds
0ot tough enough 7- 87- !0- !-
1bout right 71 12 0 29
Too tough 2 0 2 7
+n addition, $resident (bama*s handling o" the threat o" terrorism 5 on&e &onsidered an area o"
strength "or this $resident 5 is no) at the lo)est o" his presiden&y. :ust !1- appro#e o" his
handling o" the issue, a drop o" 12 points sin&e ,ar&h.
Pres(dent O!aa.s /andl(n) o0 Terror(s
0o) 7;201! 11;2017 9;2017 ;2011*
1ppro#e !1- 7- 1- !9- 72-
/isappro#e 0 78 !1 !7 19
*1"ter the 'illing o" (sama bin <aden
1
Sin&e ,ar&h, the $resident*s appro#al rating on handling terrorism has de&lined a&ross the
politi&al spe&trum: .epubli&ans 3do)n 11pts4, /emo&rats 3do)n 1=pts4 and independents
3do)n 10pts4.
The $resident*s appro#al rating on handling "oreign poli&y, no) at 7!-, is also a re&ord lo). >is
ratings on the e&onomy and immigration &ontinue to be negati#e.
Pres(dent O!aa.s 1o! Rat(n)s on Ot+er Iss,es
22----------- 0o) -------------- ---------- 1ugust ----------
1ppro#e /isappro#e 1ppro#e /isappro#e
?oreign poli&y 7!- 8 7=- !8
E&onomy !0- 7 !0- !
+mmigration 70- =0 71- 7
$resident (bama*s o#erall 6ob rating remains more negati#e than positi#e. !0- appro#e o" his
o#erall 6ob per"orman&e 5 similar to last month, although his rating is points lo)er than it )as
heading into the 2010 2ongressional ele&tions, )hen .epubli&ans )on &ontrol o" the >ouse o"
.epresentati#es.
Pres(dent O!aa.s 1o! Rat(n)
0o) 8;201! =;201! 2;2017 9;2010
1ppro#e !0- !1- !0- 2- !-
/isappro#e 0 0 ! 78 !7
1t !0-, $resident (bama*s 6ob appro#al rating is similar to @eorge W. %ush*s in September
200=, be"ore the 200= midterm ele&tions 5 )hen /emo&rats &aptured &ontrol o" the >ouse and
the Senate.
Pres(dent O!aa 3s4 Past Pres(dents
1ppro#e /isappro#e
%ara&' (bama !0- 0 0o)
@eorge W. %ush 77- = 9;200=
%ill 2linton =2- 7! 9;1998
.onald .eagan =7- 27 9;198=
,ost 1meri&ans 37-4 are disappointed in ,r. (bama*s presiden&y, in&luding a third )ho are
#ery disappointed. ,u&h o" this dis&ontent &omes "rom .epubli&ans and independents, but a
Auarter o" /emo&rats eBpress at least some disappointment.
Feel(n)s 5!o,t O!aa Pres(den*y So Far-
Total .eps /ems +nds
Cery satis"ied 9- 1- 19- =-
Some)hat satis"ied 72 9 7 71
Total Sat(s0(ed &"6 "%6 #$6 7#6
Some)hat disappointed 22 1= 1= 29
Cery disappointed 7 7! 9 77
Total '(sappo(nted 8#6 9%6 $86 :$6
2
These negati#e e#aluations o" the $resident may ha#e an impa&t at the ballot boB in 0o#ember.
Some registered #oters 5 espe&ially .epubli&ans -- say their #ote "or 2ongress this "all )ill be
against $resident (bama. ,ore than hal" o" .epubli&ans 3-4 say that, as do a Auarter o"
independents.
'o Yo, See M(dter ;ote as For or 5)a(nst Pres4 O!aa-
31mong .egistered Coters4
Total .eps /ems +nds
?or (bama 18- 1- !2- 11-
1gainst (bama 29 11 27
0ot about (bama 0 !! != 7
Iss,es and t+e $%"& Ele*t(on
/espite the &on"li&ts o#erseas, the e&onomy 378-4 is the most important issue to both
.epubli&an and /emo&rati& #oters in this ele&tion. ,ost &ontinue to say the nation*s e&onomy is
in bad shape.
Terrorism &omes in se&ond 317-4, "ollo)ed by health &are 31=-4, immigration 310-4, the
"ederal budget de"i&it 38-4, and international &on"li&ts 3=-4
The .epubli&an $arty leads the /emo&rati& $arty on some 'ey issues. Coters nation)ide say
the .epubli&an $arty )ill do a better 6ob on the e&onomy 3the top issue "or #oters4, "oreign
poli&y, and terrorism. The /emo&rats ha#e the edge on health &are, despite the unpopularity o"
the 1""ordable 2are 1&t. The parties are e#en on handling immigration.
1s re&ently as early 1ugust, the parties )ere e#en on the e&onomy at !2- ea&h.
Iss,es: W+(*+ Party W(ll 'o a Better 1o! On<-
31mong registered #oters4
.epubli&an /emo&rati&
Terrorism 2- 71
The e&onomy !9- 78
?oreign poli&y !9- 77
+mmigration !2- !2
>ealth &are !1- !=
The poll as'ed #oters ho) a &andidate*s stan&e on some issues might impa&t their #ote.
1 &andidate*s support "or a hi'e in the minimum )age loo's to be a plus. %y more than t)o to
one, registered #oters say they are more li'ely, rather than less li'ely, to #ote "or a &andidate
that supports an in&rease in the minimum )age.
The impa&t o" a &andidate*s support "or the health &are la) or a path to &itiDenship "or illegal
immigrants is largely dri#en by partisanship. ,ost .epubli&ans say they are less li'ely to #ote
"or a &andidate )ho supports the health &are la) or a path to &itiDenship. (n the other hand,
ma6orities o" /emo&rats are li'ely to support a &andidate that ba&'s these issues.
3
Ipa*t on ;ote (0 a Cand(date 0or Con)ress S,pports<
31mong registered #oters4
Total .eps /em +nds
/ealt+ Care La=
,ore li'ely 7!- 17- =- 72-
<ess li'ely 7 =! 11 7
0o di""eren&e 2 17 28 28
Pat+ to C(t(>ens+(p
,ore li'ely 70- 18- !1- 70-
<ess <i'ely 79 8 20 !0
0o di""eren&e 2= 18 72 27
M(n(, Wa)e In*rease
,ore li'ely !9- 71- 77- !2-
<ess li'ely 20 77 ! 2
0o di""eren&e 29 7! 22 71
'(ssat(s0a*t(on =(t+ Was+(n)ton and t+e Pol(t(*al Part(es
/issatis"a&tion among the publi& eBtends beyond the $resident. 1meri&ans gi#e negati#e ratings
to both parties in 2ongress, although the .epubli&an $arty gets a lo)er o#erall rating than the
/emo&rati& $arty.
Rat(n)s o0 Pol(t(*al Part(es (n Con)ress
.epubli&ans in 2ongress /emo&rats in 2ongress
1ppro#e 19- 70-
/isappro#e 70 =1
1meri&ans are &learly displeased )ith Washington. 77- are dissatis"ied or angry about the )ay
things are going in the nation*s &apital. ,a6orities a&ross party lines are unhappy, but
.epubli&ans 379-4 are more li'ely to say they are angry than /emo&rats 31=-4.
Feel(n)s 5!o,t Was+(n)ton
Total .eps /ems +nds
Enthusiasti& 2- 0- !- 1-
Satis"ied 19 ! 7! 1
/issatis"ied !9 7 !! 0
1ngry 28 79 1= 71
+n addition, t)o-thirds o" 1meri&ans say the &ountry is o"" on the )rong tra&'.
;ot(n) (n t+e M(dters
This year*s ele&tion &ampaigns ha#e yet to &apture the "ull attention o" many #oters. While siB in
10 are paying at least some attention, 6ust a Auarter are paying a lot. 1nd loo'ing ba&' to "our
years ago, more #oters )ere paying attention then: 7!- in September o" that year, in&luding
70- )ho )ere paying a lot o" attention.
4
5ttent(on to t+e Capa()n
31mong registered #oters4
0o) 9;2010
1 lot 2!- 70-
Some 7= !!
0ot mu&h 2! 18
0one 1 8
0or is there a lot o" eB&itement about #oting this year. 0early hal" o" registered #oters say they
are less enthusiasti& than usual about #oting &ompared to pre#ious midterm ele&tions. 78- are
more enthusiasti&, but that*s do)n "rom !7- in 2010 and 200=. The le#el o" enthusiasm among
#oters today is similar to )hat it )as in 1998.
Con)ress(onal Ele*t(ons: Ent+,s(as a!o,t ;ot(n)
31mong registered #oters4
0o) 9;2010 9;200= 10;2002 10;1998
,ore 78- !7- !7- 77- 77-
<ess !9 !1 7 !2 !2
The same 3#ol.4 10 1! 20 22 18
%ut, there is a partisan enthusiasm gap: .epubli&ans 3!-4 are more li'ely to be enthusiasti&
than either /emo&rats 377-4 or independents 37=-4.
Con)ress(onal Ele*t(ons: Ent+,s(as a!o,t ;ot(n)
31mong registered #oters4
Total .eps /ems +nds
,ore 78- !- 77- 7=-
<ess !9 77 ! 2
The same 3#ol.4 10 1! 10 8
+" the ele&tions "or the E.S. >ouse o" .epresentati#es )ere held today, .epubli&ans )ould hold
a siB-point edge in a national #ote among li'ely #oters 5 those most apt to #ote in this ele&tion.
%ut )ith nearly t)o months to go be"ore Ele&tion /ay, there is time "or &hange, as 12- o" li'ely
#oters say they don*t 'no) )ho they )ould #ote "or or it depends.
E#en those )ho plan to #ote "or the .epubli&an &andidate "or 2ongress this year disappro#e o"
the .epubli&ans in 2ongress, but they disappro#e o" the /emo&rats, and $resident (bama,
mu&h more.
?ener(* Ballot: $%"& Con)ress(onal ;ote
31mong li'ely #oters4
.epubli&an !-
/emo&rat 79
/epends;0ot sure 12
1t this point, men are ba&'ing the .epubli&an &andidate "or 2ongress, )hile )omen are more
di#ided in their support. While most partisans plan to #ote "or their o)n party*s &andidate,
independents say they*ll &ast their #ote "or the .epubli&an. Suburban and rural #oters lean
to)ard the .epubli&an &andidate, )hile those in urban area are in&lined to support the
/emo&rat.
5
?ener(* Ballot: $%"& Con)ress(onal ;ote
31mong li'ely #oters4
.epubli&an /emo&rati& /epends;not sure
Total !- 79 12
,en !9- 7 17
Women !2- !7 12
.eps 92- 7 =
/ems 10- 8! =
+nds !0- 71 27
2ities 77- != 1=
Suburbs !9- 78 11
.ural - 72 12
1mid dissatis"a&tion )ith Washington, only - o" #oters thin' most members o" 2ongress ha#e
done a good enough 6ob to deser#e re-ele&tion. 87- say it*s time to gi#e ne) people a &han&e 5
the highest in 2%S 0e)s;0e) For' Times $olls.
Most Me!ers o0 Con)ress 'eser3e Re2Ele*t(on-
31mong registered #oters4
0o) ;201! 2;2010 9;200= 10;2002 10;1998
Fes, deser#e re-ele&tion - - 8- 12- 1- 2!-
0o, time "or ne) people 87 8= 81 7= 70 =!
Coters are only marginally happier )ith their o)n 2ongressional .epresentati#e. :ust 28- 3a
re&ord lo)4 thin' their o)n >ouse member deser#es re-ele&tion, and =7- thin' it*s time "or
someone ne) 3a re&ord high4.
O=n Me!er o0 Con)ress 'eser3e Re2Ele*t(on-
31mong registered #oters4
0o) ;201! 9;2010 9;200= 10;2002 10;199! 10;1990
Fes, deser#es re-ele&tion 28- 29- 7!- !2- 0- 78- !7-
0o, time "or ne) person =7 =2 !7 78 2 !1
Ot+er (ss,es
This poll "inds no impro#ement in o#erall #ie)s o" the health &are la). ,ore 1meri&ans
disappro#e than appro#e o" it, as they ha#e sin&e the la) )as passed.
/ealt+ Care La=
Total .eps /ems +nds
1ppro#e !1- 12- =7- 78-
/isappro#e 1 87 2! !
(n the e&onomi& side, se#en in 10 1meri&ans support in&reasing the "ederal minimum )age
"rom G7.2 to G10.10.
6
Ra(se Federal M(n(, Wa)e to @"%4"% an /o,r-
Total .eps /ems +nds
?a#or 70- 0- 88- =8-
(ppose 28 !8 11 29
1meri&ans &ontinue to support legal status "or illegal immigrants &urrently in the E.S., in&luding
hal" )ho "a#or a path to &itiDenship.
Ille)al I()rants (n t+e A4S4 S+o,ld<
Total .eps /ems +nds
Stay and apply "or &itiDenship 0- 77- =- !=-
Stay in ES, but not apply 17 12 10 1
.eAuired to lea#e the ES 72 != 18 77
1 slim ma6ority thin' $resident (bama should ta'e a&tion by eBe&uti#e order i" 2ongress does
not address the issue o" immigration. ,ost .epubli&ans are opposed to this.
S+o,ld O!aa Ase EBe*,t(3e Order 0or I()rat(on Re0or-
1ll .eps /ems +nds
Should 1- 7=- ==- !9-
Should 0ot !7 9 27 !=
1s they ha#e "or about a year no), a ma6ority o" 1meri&ans say it should be legal "or same-seB
&ouples to marry. /emo&rats and independents are more li'ely than .epubli&ans to thin' that it
should be legal.
Sae2SeB Marr(a)e
Total .eps /ems +nds
<egal =- !1- =7- 9-
0ot legal 77 2 77 72
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
This poll )as &ondu&ted by telephone September 12-1, 201! among 1,009 adults nation)ide, in&luding
8! registered #oters. The sample siDe "or li'ely #oters is !70. 0ot all li'ely #oters are assigned the same
probability o" #oting.
The error due to sampling "or results based on the entire sample &ould be plus or minus three per&entage
points. The error "or subgroups may be higher. ?or the samples o" registered #oters and li'ely #oters, the
error due to sampling &ould be plus or minus "our per&entage points.
/ata &olle&tion )as &ondu&ted on behal" o" 2%S 0e)s and The 0e) For' Times by SS.S o" ,edia, $1.
$hone numbers )ere dialed "rom samples o" both standard land-line and &ell phones. +nter#ie)s )ere
&ondu&ted in English and Spanish. This poll release &on"orms to the Standards o" /is&losure o" the
0ational 2oun&il on $ubli& $olls.
7
CBS NEWS/ NEW YORK TIMES POLL
President Obama, Foreign Poi!", and t#e $%&' Ee!tions
Se(tember &$)&*, $%&'
O1. Do you approve or dsapprove of the way Barack Obama s handng hs |ob as Presdent?
TOT+L RESPON,ENTS
Tota Rep Dem Ind |u14c
% % % % %
Approve 40 9 69 36 41
Dsapprove 50 88 20 51 50
Don't know/No answer 10 3 11 13 10
O3. Do you fee thngs n ths country are generay gong n the rght drecton or do you fee
thngs have pretty serousy gotten oh on the wrong track?
Rght drecton 27 6 49 25 25
Wrong track 66 93 42 67 67
Don't know/No answer 7 1 10 8 9
O4. Do you approve or dsapprove of the way Barack Obama s handng foregn pocy?
Approve 34 8 63 28 36
Dsapprove 58 91 29 60 48
Don't know/No answer 8 1 8 12 16
O5. Do you approve or dsapprove of the way Barack Obama s handng the economy?
Approve 40 12 70 35 40
Dsapprove 53 86 25 54 54
Don't know/No answer 7 2 5 11 6
O6. Do you approve or dsapprove of the way Barack Obama s handng the threat of terrorsm?
Mar14c
Approve 41 15 65 38 53
Dsapprove 50 79 26 51 38
Don't know/No answer 9 6 9 11 9
O8. Do you approve or dsapprove of the way Barack Obama s handng the ssue of
mmgraton?
|u14c
Approve 30 10 52 27 31
Dsapprove 60 87 36 61 57
Don't know/No answer 10 3 12 12 12
O9. Do you approve or dsapprove of the way the Repubcans n Congress are handng ther |ob?
Nov13c
Approve 19 31 10 18 21
Dsapprove 70 59 82 69 73
Don't know/No answer 11 10 8 13 6
O10. Do you approve or dsapprove of the way the Democrats n Congress are handng ther |ob?
TOT+L RESPON,ENTS
Tota Rep Dem Ind Nov13c
% % % % %
Approve 30 5 55 26 26
Dsapprove 61 90 38 62 68
Don't know/No answer 9 5 8 12 6
O11. How woud you rate the condton of the natona economy these days? Is t very good, fary
good, fary bad or very bad?
|u14c
Very good 4 * 7 3 3
Fary good 40 23 55 39 37
Fary bad 35 49 22 36 34
Very bad 20 28 14 20 24
Don't know/No answer 1 * 2 1 2
O12. Do you thnk the economy s gettng better, gettng worse, or stayng about the same?
Better 26 12 43 23 26
Worse 26 41 15 26 30
Same 46 46 41 50 43
Don't know/No answer 1 * 1 1 1
O15. How much attenton have you been abe to pay to the 2014 eecton campagn - a ot,
some, not much or no attenton so far?
+MON- RE-ISTERE, .OTERS
Tota Rep Dem Ind |u14c
A ot 24 27 21 24 25
Some 36 41 34 34 39
Not much 24 19 28 25 21
No attenton 15 12 16 17 14
Don't know/No answer 1 1 1 * 1
O16. How key s t that you w vote n the 2014 eecton for Congress n November - woud
you say you w dentey vote, probaby vote, probaby not vote, or dentey not vote n the
eecton for Congress?
Dentey 68 71 63 70 68
Probaby 22 24 23 21 21
Probaby not 7 4 10 7 8
Dentey not 1 1 2 1 2
Don't know/No answer 1 1 2 * 1
O17. If the 2014 eecton for U.S. House of Representatves were beng hed today, woud you
vote for the (Repubcan) canddate or the (Democratc) canddate n your dstrct?
+MON- LIKELY .OTERS
Tota Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
Repubcan 45 92 10 40
Democratc 39 3 84 31
Other 2 - 1 5
Won't vote 1 * - 1
Depends 3 1 3 5
Don't know/No answer 9 5 3 18
O17/O18. Combo wth eaners:
If the 2014 eecton for U.S. House of Representatves were beng hed today, woud you vote for
the (Repubcan) canddate or the (Democratc) canddate n your dstrct?/We as of today, do
you ean more toward the (Repubcan) canddate or more toward the (Democratc) canddate?
Repubcan 49 96 10 47
Democrat 42 3 86 35
Other 3 * 1 6
Won't Vote 1 * - 1
Depends 1 - 1 3
Don't know/No answer 4 1 2 7

O19. Compared to prevous Congressona eectons, ths year are you more enthusastc about
votng than usua, or ess enthusastc?
+MON- RE-ISTERE, .OTERS
|uy14c
More enthusastc 38 45 33 36 36
Less enthusastc 49 37 54 52 49
Same (Vo.) 10 14 10 8 12
Don't know/No answer 3 3 4 3 3
O20. Do you thnk most members of Congress have done a good enough |ob to deserve re-
eecton, or do you thnk t's tme to gve new peope a chance?
May14c
Deserve re-eecton 5 3 7 5 5
Tme for new peope 87 91 85 87 86
Depends (Vo.) 4 4 3 4 3
Don't know/No answer 4 3 4 5 5
O21. Do you thnk the representatve n Congress from your dstrct has performed hs or her |ob
we enough to deserve re-eecton, or do you thnk t's tme to gve a new person a chance?
+MON- RE-ISTERE, .OTERS
Tota Rep Dem Ind May14c
% % % % %
Deserve re-eecton 28 29 31 26 29
Tme for new peope 63 62 59 66 62
Depends (Vo.) 2 1 2 2 2
Don't know/No answer 7 8 8 6 8
O38. In genera whch comes cosest to your feengs about the Obama presdency so far? Woud
you say you are very satsed, somewhat satsed, somewhat dsapponted or very
dsapponted?
TOT+L RESPON,ENTS
Tota Rep Dem Ind Feb14c
Very satsed 9 1 19 6 10
Somewhat satsed 32 9 53 31 30
Somewhat dsapponted 22 16 16 29 22
Very dsapponted 35 74 9 33 37
Don't know/No answer 2 1 2 2 1
O13. Whch comes cosest to your feengs about the way thngs are gong n Washngton -
enthusastc, satsed but not enthusastc, dssatsed but not angry, or angry?
Enthusastc 2 - 4 1 1
Satsed but not enthusastc 19 4 34 15 18
Dssatsed but not angry 49 53 44 50 49
Angry 28 39 16 31 30
Don't know/No answer 3 4 2 3 2
O22. Whch ONE of the foowng ssues w be MOST mportant n decdng your vote for
Congress ths November?
+MON- RE-ISTERE, .OTERS
Tota Rep Dem Ind
The Economy 38 32 39 40
Terrorsm 17 22 15 15
Heath care 16 10 24 15
Immgraton 10 13 9 10
Federa budget dect 8 9 7 8
Internatona concts 6 8 3 8
Somethng ese (vo.) 1 1 2 2
Don't know/No answer 3 5 2 2
O23. And whch ONE of the foowng ssues woud you say s the SECOND most mportant n
decdng your vote for Congress ths November?
+MON- RE-ISTERE, .OTERS
Tota Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
The Economy 23 19 26 22
Heath care 23 23 27 20
Immgraton 14 15 10 16
Federa budget dect 14 12 11 18
Terrorsm 14 14 15 15
Internatona concts 11 17 10 8
Somethng ese (vo.) 1 * 1 1
Don't know/No answer 1 1 1 *
O24. Do you thnk of your vote for Congress ths fa as a vote (for) Barack Obama, a vote
(aganst) Barack Obama, or don't you thnk of your vote ths fa as beng about Barack Obama?
Mar14c
%
Vote for 18 1 42 11 19
Vote aganst 29 55 11 27 29
Not about Barack Obama 50 44 46 57 46
Don't know/No answer 3 1 2 6 7
O25. Thnkng about ths Novembers eectons for Congress, overa, woud you say you are very
enthusastc, somewhat enthusastc, not too enthusastc, or not enthusastc at a about votng?
|un14d
Very enthusastc 20 26 19 18 23
Somewhat enthusastc 38 37 40 37 37
Not too enthusastc 28 23 30 29 23
Not enthusastc at a 13 13 10 16 15
Don't know/No answer 1 2 * * 1
O28. If a canddate for Congress supports (INSERT ITEM), woud that make you more key to vote
for the canddate, woud t make you ess key, or woud the canddate's support of (INSERT
ITEM) not make much dherence n your vote?
a. the 2010 heath care aw
+MON- RE-ISTERE, .OTERS
Tota Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
More key 34 13 56 32
Less key 35 64 11 35
No dherence 25 17 28 28
Don't know/No answer 5 6 5 5
b. a path to ctzenshp for ega mmgrants
More key 30 18 41 30
Less key 39 58 20 40
No dherence 26 18 32 27
Don't know/No answer 5 6 6 3
c. rasng the mnmum wage
More key 49 31 73 42
Less key 20 33 4 25
No dherence 29 34 22 31
Don't know/No answer 1 2 1 2
d. the tea party movement
More key 15 31 7 11
Less key 32 12 53 28
No dherence 44 43 34 53
Don't know/No answer 9 13 7 8
O29. Regardess of how you usuay vote, do you thnk the (Repubcan Party) or the (Democratc
Party) s more key to do a better |ob handng mmgraton ssues?
+MON- RE-ISTERE, .OTERS
Tota Rep Dem Ind |u14c
% % % % %
Repubcan Party 42 80 14 40 38
Democratc Party 42 12 74 36 41
Both (Vo.) 0 1 * 1 1
Nether (Vo.) 6 3 3 11 8
Don't know/No answer 10 5 8 13 12
O30. Regardess of how you usuay vote, do you thnk the (Repubcan Party) or the (Democratc
Party) s more key to do a better |ob on the economy?
+MON- RE-ISTERE, .OTERS
Tota Rep Dem Ind |u14c
% % % % %
Repubcan Party 49 93 15 46 42
Democratc Party 38 3 75 32 42
Both (Vo.) 1 1 2 1 1
Nether (Vo.) 5 2 2 10 6
Don't know/No answer 7 1 7 11 9
O31. Regardess of how you usuay vote, do you thnk the (Repubcan Party) or the (Democratc
Party) s more key to do a better |ob on U.S. foregn pocy?
May14c
Repubcan Party 49 89 18 46 48
Democratc Party 37 4 69 34 38
Both (Vo.) 1 1 1 0 2
Nether (Vo.) 4 3 1 7 5
Don't know/No answer 10 4 10 13 7
O32. Regardess of how you usuay vote, do you thnk the (Repubcan Party) or the (Democratc
Party) s more key to do a better |ob deang wth terrorsm?
Sep10b
Repubcan Party 52 88 23 51 44
Democratc Party 31 7 60 24 31
Both (Vo.) 3 1 4 3 10
Nether (Vo.) 6 2 4 9 7
Don't know/No answer 9 2 10 13 8
O33. Regardess of how you usuay vote, do you thnk the (Repubcan Party) or the (Democratc
Party) s more key to do a better |ob on heath care?
May14c
Repubcan Party 41 82 8 40 40
Democratc Party 46 10 86 37 50
Both (Vo.) 0 * 0 0 -
Nether (Vo.) 5 3 0 10 5
Don't know/No answer 8 5 5 12 5
O45a. Do you thnk Barack Obama s beng too tough, not tough enough or about rght n deang
wth ISIS mtants?
TOT+L RESPON,ENTS
Tota Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
Too tough 2 - 2 3
Not tough enough 57 83 40 54
About rght 31 12 50 29
Don't know/No answer 10 5 8 14
O55. As you may know, the federa mnmum wage s currenty $7.25 an hour. Do you favor or
oppose rasng the mnmum wage to $10.10?
Feb14c
%
Favor 70 50 88 68 65
Oppose 28 48 11 29 33
Don't know/No answer 2 2 1 3 2
O55a. Do you thnk t shoud be ega or not ega for same sex coupes to marry?
|u14c
Yes, ega 56 41 63 59 53
No, not ega 37 52 33 32 40
Don't know/No answer 7 6 5 9 7
O56. From what you've heard or read, do you approve or dsapprove of the heath care aw that
was enacted n 2010?
(If Approve, ask:) Do you strongy approve or somewhat approve?
(If Dsapprove, ask:) Do you somewhat dsapprove or strongy dsapprove?
Strongy approve 20 3 40 15 20
Somewhat approve 21 9 27 23 21
Somewhat dsapprove 15 16 13 16 12
Strongy dsapprove 36 67 11 38 38
Don't know/No answer 7 5 9 7 8
O59. Whch comes cosest to your vew about ega mmgrants who are vng n the US? (They
shoud be aowed to stay n the US and eventuay appy for ctzenshp), they shoud be aowed
to stay n the US egay, but not be aowed to appy for ctzenshp or (they shoud be requred to
eave the US).
Stay and appy for ctzenshp 50 37 65 46 54
Stay n the US egay, but not appy 13 12 10 15 11
Requred to eave the US 32 46 18 33 30
Don't know/No answer 6 5 6 7 5
O61. If Congress does not act to address the mmgraton ssue, do you thnk Barack Obama
shoud or shoud not take acton usng executve orders?
TOT+L RESPON,ENTS
Tota Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
Shoud 51 36 66 49
Shoud not 43 59 27 46
Don't know/No answer 6 5 7 5
O68. When you thnk about your own persona nances over the next few months, do you fee
very condent, somewhat condent, somewhat uneasy, or very uneasy?
Feb11a
%
Very condent 18 19 21 17 23
Somewhat condent 37 37 43 34 37
Somewhat uneasy 27 24 21 32 26
Very uneasy 16 19 14 17 14
Don't know/No answer 1 1 1 1 0
Unweghted Weghted
Tota Respondents 1,009
Tota Repubcans 242 234
Tota Democrats 317 304
Tota Independents 450 470
Tota Regstered Voters 854 784
Ehectve Lkey Voters 470