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National Telephone Survey of Republican Voters

Conducted December 26-30, 2014
n=602 Republican voters and independents who lean Republican and voted Republican in
2014 ; Margin of Error: +/- 4.00 percentage points
Supervised by Caddell Associates
Fielded by http://www.emcresearch.com/
Commissioned by the People’s Poll
All numbers in this document represent percentage (%) values, unless otherwise noted.
Please note that due to rounding, percentages may not add up to exactly 100.
Hello, my name is ________, may I speak with (NAME ON LIST).
Hello, my name is ________, and I’m conducting a survey for a national opinion research firm
to find out how people feel about current issues. We are not trying to sell anything, we will not
ask for a donation, and are collecting this information on a scientific and completely
confidential basis.
X.

X.

Sex (Record from Observation)
Male
Female

50
50

Do you generally think of yourself as a Democrat, an Independent, a Republican or
something else? (IF DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN) Would you call yourself a strong
(DEMOCRAT/ REPUBLICAN) or a not very strong (DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN)? (IF
INDEPENDENT OR SOFT REFUSAL) Do you think of yourself as closer to the Democratic
or Republican party?
Strong Democrat  TERMINATE
1
Not strong Democrat
→1
0
Independent - Lean/Closer to Democrat
11
Independent
13
Independent - Lean/Closer to Republican
→ 31
22
Not strong Republican
46
Strong Republican
→ 68
6
Something else/ some other party
0
(Don’t Know/ Not sure)
0
(Refuse)

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X.

In the 2014 election for Congress in your district, did you vote for the Democratic
Candidate for Congress, the Republican Candidate for Congress, someone from another
party, did you not vote in that election, or were you not able to vote in that election?
1
The Democratic candidate
86
The Republican candidate
1
Someone else
6
Didn’t vote
4
Was not able to vote
2
(Don’t recall/Refuse)

X.

Age Coded from Q5
18-29
30-39
40-49
50-64
65+
Blank

X.

7
9
19
36
26
2

Do you feel that things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do
you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track?
9
Right direction
87
Wrong track
4
(Don't know)

I’m going to read you a list of names of individuals. Please tell me if you have a strongly
favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or strongly unfavorable opinion of
each one. If you’ve never heard of one, please say so. (If Don’t know: Would you say that you
have heard of <ITEM> but cannot rate <ITEM>, or have you never heard of <ITEM>?)
(Prompt if needed: Do you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat
unfavorable, or strongly unfavorable opinion of <ITEM>?)
(RANDOMIZE)

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Strongly
SCALE: favorable
X.

John Boehner
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Somewhat
favorable

Somewhat
Strongly
unfavorable unfavorable

34

23

-3-

(Can’t
rate)

(Never
heard)

Total
Fav.

Total
Unfav.

12

11

43

34

11

(END RANDOMIZE)

X.

As you may know the new Congress will select its leaders in January. If it were up to
you, would you elect John Boehner to continue as Speaker of the House or would you
elect someone new? (If Boehner/ someone else) Would you definitely elect Boehner
/someone new or just probably?
11
John Boehner, definitely
15
Boehner, probably
 25
34
Someone new, definitely
26
Someone new, probably
 60
15
(Don’t Know/Undecided)

For each of the following statements, please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree,
somewhat disagree or strongly disagree. (Prompt if needed) Do you strongly agree, somewhat
agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with that statement?
(RANDOMIZE Q25-33)

SCALE:

Strongly
agree

Somewhat
agree

Somewhat
disagree

Strongly
disagree

(Don’t
know)

Total
Agr.

Total
Dis.

X.

I trust House Speaker John Boehner to fight for the issues that are important to most
Republicans.
13
39
19
18
10
52
37

X.

Speaker Boehner has been ineffective in opposing President Obama’s agenda.
29
35
15
9
12
64

24

House Speaker John Boehner has the best interests of the American public at heart,
rather than special interests.
9
34
23
20
13
44

43

X.

(END RANDOMIZE)

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My last several questions are for statistical purposes only.

X

Which cable news networks do you primarily watch? (Read options 1-6. Allow multiple
responses.)
60
Fox News
8
Fox Business
20
CNN
9
CNN Headline News
12
MSNBC
10
CNBC
11
(Other network)
16
(None/ Don’t watch any cable news network)
2
(Don’t know / Refuse)

X

Imagine a political attitude scale that runs from 1 to 7 where 1 means very conservative
and 7 means very liberal. Where would you place yourself on that scale?

Very
SCALE: conservative
1
2
25
17

3
23

4
16

5
9

6
4

Very
liberal
7
4

(Don’t
know)
3

Total Total
Con. Lib. Mean
65
16
2.94

X

Do you consider yourself to be a supporter or opponent of the Tea Party movement? (If
supporter/opponent ask) Are you a strong supporter/opponent, or not?
22
Strong supporter
35
Not strong supporter
 57
14
Not strong opponent
8
Strong opponent
 23
20
(Don’t know / Refuse)

X

What is the last grade you completed in school?
Some grade school
Some high school
Graduated High School
Technical/Vocational
Some College
Graduated College (BA, BS, Bachelor)
Graduate/Professional (Master, MA, MS, MBA,
MD, PhD, Doctorate)
(Don’t know/Refuse)

1
3
20
3
24
30
16
2

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X

Do you attend church or religious services? (IF Yes) Would you say you attend
regularly, or not regularly?
54
Yes, attend regularly
23
Yes, attend but not regularly
21
Do not attend
2
(Don’t know / Refuse)

X

I don’t need to know the exact amount, but please stop me when I read the category
that includes your total household income before taxes for 2014. (READ 1-7)
14
Less than $30,000
17
$30,000 – 49,000
16
$50,000 – 74,000
15
$75,000 – 99,000
14
$100,000 - 149,000
5
$150,000 - 199,000
6
$200,000 and over
12
(Don’t know / Refuse)

X

Do you consider yourself to be Latino or Hispanic, White, Black or African-American,
Asian or Pacific Islander, bi-racial, multi-racial or something else?
3
Latino /Hispanic
92
White
1
Black/African-American
1
Asian/Pacific Islander
0
Bi-Racial
0
Multi-Racial
3
Something else/other
1
(Refused)

REGION FROM SAMPLE
Northeast
Midwest
West
South

14
29
19
38