CBS NEWS POLL

The Race for the 2016 Democratic Nomination
July 29-August 2, 2015
Q1-Q11 Released separately
Q12. In general, is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable or not favorable?

Favorable
Not favorable
Don’t know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
31
65
7
25
62
33
90
62
7
2
3
13

Apr15d
%
29
65
6

Q13. In general, is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable or not favorable?
Favorable
Not favorable
Don’t know/No answer

38
54
8

6
91
4

81
15
4

30
58
13

42
52
6

Q14-Q15 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q16. How much attention have you been able to pay to the 2016 Presidential campaign--a lot, some, not much, or no
attention so far?
A lot
Some
Not much
No attention so far
Don’t know/No answer

30
41
20
9
*

33
40
19
7
*

28
44
21
6
*

30
39
19
13
*

26
40
21
13
*

Q17-Q22 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q23. Which one of these potential candidates would you like to see the Democratic Party nominate for President in
2016?

Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Joe Biden
Jim Webb
Martin O'Malley
Lincoln Chafee
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
58
66
37
17
13
31
11
10
14
2
2
1
1
*
3
1
1
1
4
3
6
7
6
7

*Less than 0.5%

1

Q24. Who would be your second choice for the Democratic nomination for president?

Joe Biden
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Jim Webb
Martin O'Malley
Lincoln Chafee
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
Total
Dem Ind
%
%
%
42
44
35
20
19
22
15
18
8
4
4
2
3
1
11
1
1
1
2
2
1
6
4
12
7
8
7

Q25. Regardless of how you intend to vote in 2016, which one of these potential Democratic presidential candidates
would you be most dissatisfied with as the Democratic nominee?
Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton
Martin O'Malley
Lincoln Chafee
Joe Biden
Jim Webb
Someone Else (vol.)
None of them (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

14
13
13
12
10
11
*
3
23

16
8
13
15
9
10
*
2
26

6
27
13
4
14
14
6
15

Q26. Regardless of how you intend to vote in 2016, which one of these potential Democratic presidential candidates do
you think has the best chance of winning the general election in November 2016?
Hillary Clinton
Joe Biden
Bernie Sanders
Jim Webb
Martin O'Malley
Lincoln Chafee
Someone Else
None of them
Don't know/No answer

78
11
5
1
*
*
1
4

80
9
5
1
*
*
5

77
10
5
*
2
1
4

*Less than 0.5%

Q27-Q28 Released separately

2

Q29. We'd like to get your opinion of some public figures. For each of the following people, please say whether your
opinion is favorable, not favorable, undecided, or whether you haven't heard enough about him or her yet to have an
opinion.
e.

Hillary Clinton

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Don't know/No answer
f.

************ REGISTERED VOTERS *************
Total Rep
Dem Ind
Dem Primary Voters
%
%
%
%
%
41
11
82
33
82
47
82
9
49
10
9
6
8
13
6
2
1
2
3
2
1
*
*
1
*

Apr15d
%
34
41
18
7
*

Bernie Sanders

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Don't know/No answer

20
20
12
46
2

4
27
11
55
4

34
15
11
39
2

21
18
13
45
2

37
16
11
35
1

Q30-Q41 Released separately
Q42. How confident are you in Hillary Clinton’s ability to make the right decisions about the economy--are you very
confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?

Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
Total
Dem Ind
48
55
31
39
38
42
7
4
13
5
2
11
1
*
3

Q43. How confident are you in Hillary Clinton’s ability to make the right decisions about dealing with America’s
adversaries--are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?
Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

48
37
8
7

56
33
7
3
2

29
45
10
16
-

*Less than 0.5%

3

Q44. Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy, or not?

Honest and trustworthy
Not honest and trustworthy
Don't know/No answer

************ REGISTERED VOTERS *************
Total Rep
Dem Ind
Dem Primary Voters
%
%
%
%
%
40
13
78
31
74
55
85
15
62
20
5
2
6
7
7

Apr15d
%
47
48
5

Q45. How much do you think Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of people like yourself--a lot, some, not
much, or not at all?

A lot
Some
Not much
Not at all
Don’t know/No Answer

27
26
16
29
2

9
17
22
51
1

55
32
7
5
1

19
28
18
30
4

55
31
8
5
1

Mar15c
22
31
15
26
6

Q46. How confident are you in Bernie Sanders’ ability to make the right decisions about the economy--are you very
confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?

Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
20
17
30
29
30
27
20
20
21
15
17
6
16
16
16

Q47.How confident are you in Bernie Sanders’ ability to make the right decisions about dealing with America’s
adversaries--are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?
Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

15
32
21
14
18

12
31
22
16
18

22
34
18
7
19

Q48. Do you think Bernie Sanders is honest and trustworthy, or not?
Honest and trustworthy
Not honest and trustworthy
Don't know/No answer

49
24
28

46
25
29

55
20
24

4

Q49. How much do you think Bernie Sanders cares about the needs and problems of people like yourself--a lot, some,
not much, or not at all?
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
Total
Dem Ind
%
%
%
32
31
39
25
26
22
18
18
17
10
12
8
14
14
14

A lot
Some
Not much
Not at all
Don't know/No answer

Total Respondents

UNWEIGHTED
1252

Total Republicans
Total Democrats
Total Independents

WEIGHTED

353
372
527

330
370
553

1047

962

Total Republican Registered Voters
Total Democrat Registered Voters
Total Independent Registered Voters

320
317
410

283
290
389

Total Republican Primary Voters
Total Democratic Primary Voters

408
362

364
327

Total Registered Voters

5