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CBS NEWS POLL

For release: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
7:00 a E!
Ne"at#$e %at#n"s &or t'e Pres#dent on (andl#n" )S)S*
+OP Leads on !error#s
October 3-6, 3014
President Barack Obama continues to receive negative ratings for his handling of the situation
with !! militants in ra" and !#ria$ 40% a&&rove of the 'ob the President is doing on !!, but
more ()1%* disa&&rove$
Pres#dent Obaa,s %at#n" on (andl#n" )S)S
+ow ,-.014
/&&rove 40% 3,%
0isa&&rove )1 41
/ month ahead of the midterm elections, 2e&ublicans hold a large advantage on the issue of
terrorism -- as the# did in !e&tember$ )3% of voters think the 2e&ublican Part# will do a better
'ob dealing with terrorism, while far fewer - 3.% - &ick the 0emocrats$
W'#c' Party W#ll -o a Better .ob On !error#s/
(/mong registered voters*
2e&ublican &art# )3%
0emocratic &art# 3.
3eanwhile, concerns about a terrorist attack in the 4$!$ are at a level similar to last month, but
the# are slightl# higher com&ared to 3arch of this #ear, before !! emerged as a threat$
L#0el#'ood o& !error 1ttac0 #n 23S3 #n Ne4t Fe5 6ont's
+ow ,-.014 3-.014 4-.013 1-.010 1-.006 5-.004 10-.001
6er# likel# 1)% 16% 11% .4% .6% 16% .4% )3%
!omewhat likel# 3, 3) 30 4. 40 43 45 3)
+ot ver#-at all likel# 44 44 )4 31 30 3, .5 10
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This poll was conducted by telephone October 3-6, 2014 among 1,260 adults nationwide
The error due to sampling !or results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus
three percentage points The error !or subgroups may be higher
"ata collection was conducted on behal! o! #$% &ews and The &ew 'or( Times by %%)% o!
*edia, +, +hone numbers were dialed !rom samples o! both standard land-line and cell
phones -nter.iews were conducted in /nglish and %panish This poll release con!orms to
the %tandards o! "isclosure o! the &ational #ouncil on +ublic +olls
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CBS NEWS POLL
October 3-6, 2014
06 "o you appro.e or disappro.e o! the way $arac( Obama is handling the situation with -%-%
militants in -ra1 and %yria2
TOTAL RESPONDENTS
Total )ep "em -nd %ep14b
3 3 3 3 3
,ppro.e 40 14 64 34 35
"isappro.e 41 66 26 46 47
"on8t (now9&o answer 7 6 5 5 13
024 :ow li(ely do you thin( it is that there will be a terrorist attac( in the ;nited %tates within
the ne<t !ew months--.ery li(ely, somewhat li(ely, not .ery li(ely, or not at all li(ely2
%ep14b
3
=ery li(ely 14 15 12 16 16
%omewhat li(ely 35 46 30 41 34
&ot .ery li(ely 31 26 36 27 30
&ot at all li(ely 13 4 20 12 14
"on8t (now9&o answer 3 4 2 2 4
026 )egardless o! how you usually .ote, do you thin( the >)epublican +arty? or the >"emocratic
+arty? is more li(ely to do a better @ob dealing with terrorism2
REGISTERED VOTERS
Total )ep "em -nd %ep14b
)epublican +arty 43 50 21 47 42
"emocratic +arty 32 3 67 15 31
$oth >=ol? 2 A 2 2 3
&either >=ol? 6 3 4 5 6
"on8t (now9&o answer 7 4 6 12 5
;nweighted Beighted
Total )espondents 1,260
Total )epublicans 311 266
Total "emocrats 365 407
Total -ndependents 414 410
Total )egistered =oters 1,067 563
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