Public Affairs & Corporate Communications

THE AP-GfK POLL
February, 2016
Conducted by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications

A survey of the American general population (ages 18+)

Interview dates: February 11 -February 15, 2016
Number of interviews, adults: 1,033
Margin of error for the total sample: +/- 3.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level

NOTE: All results show percentages among all respondents, unless otherwise labeled.
Please refer to the exact sample number at the bottom of each table.

*Beginning in October, 2013, AP-GfK polls were conducted online using GfK’s nationally representative
KnowledgePanel. All prior trend conducted by telephone.
For more information, see http://www.ap-gfkpoll.com.

1

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/15-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/15-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS 9/2529/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/13

1/17-21/14

12/5-9/13

10/3-7/13*

Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the …

2/11-15/16

CUR1.

Right direction
Wrong direction
Don’t know [VOL]
Refused/Not
answered

32
68
na
1

26
74
na
*

36
63
na

35
64
na

38
62
na

39
60
na

33
66
na

31
68
na

31
69
na

31
69
na

34
66
na

33
67
na

32
68
na

28
72
na

37
62
na

37
62
na

35
64
na

34
66
na

22
78
na

1

1

*

1

1

1

*

*

1

*

*

1

1

1

1

-

1

Based on:

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

N=1,060

N=1,367

N=1,227

Based on:

2

12/3-7/15

Right direction
Wrong direction
Refused/Not answered

2/11-15/16

CURLIFE Generally speaking, would you say things for you and your family are heading in the…

76
22
2

76
22
2

N=1,033

N=1007

CUR2./
CUR3/
CUR3A/3AA
CUR3B.

Overall, do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Barack
Obama is handling his job as president.

[IF “APPROVE”] Would you say you approve of the way Obama is handling his job as
president strongly or do you approve just somewhat?

[IF “DISAPPROVE”] Would you say you disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as
president strongly or do you disapprove just somewhat?

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

1/17-21/14

12/5-9/13

10/3-7/13*

4/11-15/13

Strongly approve

2/11-15/16
Total approve

TOTAL
10/16-20/14
REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14
LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14
TOTAL
9/25-29/14
REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14
LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

[IF “NEITHER,” OR REFUSED/NOT ANSWERED] If you had to choose, do you lean more
toward approving or disapproving of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as
president? [NOTE: BEGINNING IN DECEMBER, 2013, RESPONDENTS WHO DECLINE TO
LEAN ARE SHOWN THIS QUESTION AGAIN INCLUDING A “DO NOT LEAN EITHER WAY”
RESPONSE OPTION]

44

44

46

43

45

47

41

42

42

41

43

44

42

40

43

41

45

42

37

50

20

18

17

18

18

20

13

14

16

17

15

15

17

12

15

14

15

14

17

26

Somewhat approve

12

10

12

11

12

11

12

11

12

12

11

12

11

10

13

10

13

12

12

18

Lean approve

13

17

17

14

15

16

16

16

14

11

17

16

14

18

16

16

17

16

9

6

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

*

*

1

*

*

1

1

1

1

1

10

3

Total disapprove

55

54

54

55

55

52

58

58

58

60

56

56

58

59

56

59

53

58

53

47

Lean disapprove

11

13

12

10

13

10

13

13

11

7

13

10

7

12

13

11

10

11

6

4

Somewhat disapprove

10

8

13

12

12

11

11

11

10

8

12

12

10

12

11

12

12

15

12

9

Strongly disapprove

34

34

29

33

30

31

33

34

38

44

31

35

41

35

31

36

32

32

35

33

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

*

Neither—don’t lean

Don’t know [VOL]
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

3

*

*

*

*

*

*

1

*

*

-

*

-

-

*

*

*

*

-

*

1

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

N=1,060

N=1,367

N=1,227

N=1,004

AA4./
AA4A/
AA4B/
AA5/
AA5A.

Overall, do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way
Congress is handling its job.
[IF “APPROVE”] Would you say you approve of the way Congress is handling its job
strongly or do you approve just somewhat?
[IF “DISAPPROVE”] Would you say you disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job
strongly or do you disapprove just somewhat?

1

1

1

2

2

2

Somewhat approve

3

3

3

3

5

Lean approve

11

9

12

12

12

1

1

1

1

1

1

Total disapprove

84

86

83

82

80

83

Lean disapprove

21

23

19

19

22

21

Somewhat disapprove

18

18

19

20

18

Strongly disapprove

45

45

45

43

40

na

na

na

na

na

Strongly approve

Neither—don’t lean

Don’t know [VOL]
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

4

1/10-14/13

15

10/3-7/13*

12/4-8/14

15

12/5-9/13

1/29-2/2/15

19

1/14-21/14

4/23-27/15

17

3/20-24/14

7/9-13/15

16

5/16-19/14

10/15-19/15

12

7/24-28/14

12/3-7/15

15

Total approve

TOTAL
10/16-20/14
REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14
LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14
TOTAL
9/25-29/14
REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14
LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

2/11-15/16

[IF “NEITHER” OR REFUSED/NOT ANSWERED] If you had to choose, do you lean more
toward approving or disapproving of the way Congress is handling its job? [NOTE:
BEGINNING IN DECEMBER, 2013, RESPONDENTS WHO DECLINE TO LEAN ARE SHOWN
THIS QUESTION AGAIN INCLUDING A “DO NOT LEAN EITHER WAY” RESPONSE OPTION]

13

12

12

12

10

7

13

14

16

14

13

5

17

1

1

1

2

1

*

*

2

2

2

2

3

1

4

3

2

3

2

2

3

2

2

1

2

5

5

5

2

10

11

12

9

8

8

9

8

5

10

10

9

6

6

3

3

1

*

*

-

1

*

*

1

1

1

2

*

11

3

84

86

88

88

87

89

93

86

85

82

84

86

83

77

19

19

18

12

22

19

15

16

20

15

14

13

9

6

19

20

20

20

20

18

18

18

20

19

19

21

17

15

21

43

45

47

51

57

46

52

60

49

47

49

49

57

60

51

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

2

1

1

1

*

1

*

1

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

1

*

-

*

*

*

*

*

*

1

1

1

*

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

N=1,060

N=1,367

N=1,227

N=1,004

4/23-27/15

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

1/17-21/14

12/5-9/13

10/3-7/13*

1

82
18
1

80
19
*

79
20
*
-

100
-

100
-

78
22
*
-

100
-

100
-

78
15
4
3

74
19
5
3

77
16
5
2

73
20
4
3

79
16
2
2

78
15
5
3

N=1,023

N=1,002

N=1,077

N=1,607

N=1,384

N=967

N=1,840

N=1,536

N=955

N=1,042

N=1,352

N=1,009

N=1,058

N=1,365

N=1,225

Yes
No
Not sure
Refused/Not answered

80
20
1

78

76

21

23

-

-

1

Based on: (Excludes those living in ND)

N=1,030

N=1,006

2/11-15/16

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

Are you currently registered to vote at your address, or not?

12-3-7/15

S1.

CURX1.

How important are each of the following issues to you personally?

5

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

3/20-24/14

Based on:

10/15-19/15

Extremely/Very important
Extremely important
Very important
Moderately important
Slightly/Not at all important
Slightly important
Not at all important
Refused/Not Answered

12-3-7/15

The economy

2/11-15/16

[ITEMS RANDOMIZED]

84
45
39
10
4
3
1
2

83
50
33
13
3
2
1
2

83
49
34
11
4
2
2
2

87
53
34
9
3
1
1
2

87
53
34
9
3
2
1
1

88
53
35
9
1
1
*
2

83
50
32
10
4
2
2
3

87
54
33
9
3
2
1
2

90
56
33
7
2
1
1
1

91
60
31
7
1
1
*
1

86
54
32
9
3
2
1
2

89
57
33
8
2
1
*
1

92
62
30
6
1
1
*
1

87
55
32
10
2
1
1
2

86
57
29
9
4
2
2
2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

(Continued)
CURX1.

How important are each of the following issues to you personally?

2/11-15/16

12-3-7/15

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

3/20-24/14

[ITEMS RANDOMIZED]

54
27
27
28
16
11
5
2

61
34
26
21
16
10
6
2

57
27
30
24
17
11
6
2

55
28
27
27
17
13
4
2

57
28
29
26
16
10
6
1

52
27
26
25
20
15
5
2

50
22
28
26
21
14
7
3

57
28
29
24
17
12
5
1

59
29
30
25
16
13
4
1

65
33
32
23
12
9
3
1

58
31
27
25
15
10
5
2

59
31
29
24
15
11
4
2

66
35
31
21
12
9
3
2

62
35
27
23
14
10
4
2

52
24
28
30
17
12
5
2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

Based on:

12-3-7/15

Extremely/Very important
Extremely important
Very important
Moderately important
Slightly/Not at all important
Slightly important
Not at all important
Refused/Not Answered

2/11-15/16

Immigration

58
23
35
28
12
8
4
2

62
27
35
25
11
9
3
2

57
23
34
29
12
9
4
2

59
26
33
27
12
9
4
2

60
27
34
25
14
10
4
1

52
22
30
28
18
12
6
3

56
23
33
28
13
9
4
2

61
26
35
27
10
8
3
2

66
29
38
24
9
6
2
1

59
27
32
24
15
9
5
2

62
30
32
25
11
8
3
2

69
35
34
22
8
5
2
1

51
23
29
31
17
12
5
1

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

The U.S. role in world affairs

Extremely/Very important
Extremely important
Very important
Moderately important
Slightly/Not at all important
Slightly important
Not at all important
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

6

(Continued)
CURX1.

How important are each of the following issues to you personally?

2/11-15/16

12-3-7/15

10/15-19/15

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

[ITEMS RANDOMIZED]

69
41
28
18
11
8
3
2

73
48
25
16
9
6
3
2

65
35
30
20
14
10
4
1

65
36
29
21
13
8
4
1

68
38
30
20
11
8
3
1

73
42
31
18
8
6
2
1

68
39
29
17
13
7
5
2

74
44
30
16
8
6
3
2

79
50
29
13
7
5
2
1

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=943

N=787

N=480

The threat posed by the
Islamic State group

Extremely/Very important
Extremely important
Very important
Moderately important
Slightly/Not at all important
Slightly important
Not at all important
Refused/Not Answered

7

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

3/20-24/14

Based on:

7/9-13/15

Extremely/Very important
Extremely important
Very important
Moderately important
Slightly/Not at all important
Slightly important
Not at all important
Refused/Not Answered

12-3-7/15

Health care

2/11-15/16

Based on:

74
40
34
17
7
5
1
2

74
45
29
17
6
5
1
2

79
44
34
14
6
4
2
1

78
46
32
15
6
4
2
1

73
40
33
18
6
4
3
3

76
43
34
14
7
4
3
3

75
40
35
17
7
5
2
1

78
43
35
15
6
4
1
1

78
43
35
15
6
4
1
1

76
43
33
16
7
4
3
2

78
44
34
15
6
4
2
1

80
46
34
14
5
4
2
1

77
45
33
16
6
5
1
2

76
46
31
15
7
5
3
2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

(Continued)
CURX1.

How important are each of the following issues to you personally?

Income inequality

Extremely/Very important
Extremely important
Very important
Moderately important
Slightly/Not at all important
Slightly important
Not at all important
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

8

2/11-15/16

[ITEMS RANDOMIZED]

50
23
27
24
25
12
12
2
N=1,033

CURY2/3/3a. Overall, do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Barack
Obama is handling...
[RESPONDENTS SHOWN EACH ITEM ON A SEPARATE SCREEN]

5/16-19/14

42
31
10
*
58
7
51
*

37
26
11
1
62
11
51
*

39
26
14
1
59
9
50
1

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

7/24-28/14

7/24-28/14

41
30
12
*
58
8
50
*

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

40
27
13
1
58
10
48
1

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

42
31
11
*
58
7
51
-

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

41
29
12
*
58
10
48
*

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

40
27
14
1
58
11
47
*

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

41
31
10
*
57
9
48
1

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

45
35
10
1
52
11
41
1

12/4-8/14

12/4-8/14

46
33
13
1
53
10
43
1

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

42
28
13
1
56
12
44
1

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

46
32
14
1
52
12
40
1

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

45
31
14
1
52
14
39
1

12-3-7/15

10/15-19/15

Based on:

44
29
15
1
53
12
42
2

2/11-15/16

Total approve
Approve
Lean towards approving
Don’t lean either way
Total disapprove
Lean towards disapproving
Disapprove
Refused/Not Answered

12-3-7/15

The economy

2/11-15/16

[ITEMS RANDOMIZED]

40
26
14
1
58
14
44
1

41
27
14
1
56
14
43
1

40
26
15
1
58
16
42
1

39
22
17
1
59
14
45
1

42
24
18
1
57
13
43
1

38
25
13
*
61
14
47
1

40
27
13
1
59
12
47
1

39
29
11
1
60
10
50
*

39
30
10
*
60
9
52
*

41
28
12
1
57
14
43
1

43
31
12
1
56
11
45
1

42
32
10
*
58
9
49
*

39
26
14
1
59
13
46
*

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

The U.S. role in world affairs

Total approve
Approve
Lean towards approving
Don’t lean either way
Total disapprove
Lean towards disapproving
Disapprove
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

9

(Continued)
CURY2/3/3a. Overall, do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Barack
Obama is handling...

10

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

N=1,045

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=943

N=787

N=480

3/20-24/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

N=1,027

5/16-19/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

N=1,007

7/24-28/14

N=1,033

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

47
36
11
1
51
8
43
*

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

51
37
14
1
48
10
37
1

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

48
34
14
2
48
12
37
2

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

1/29-2/2/15

42
30
12
*
58
10
48
*

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

42
29
13
1
57
12
45
*

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

43
28
15
1
55
13
43
1

12/4-8/14

44
29
15
2
53
13
40
2

1/29-2/2/15

Based on:

38
21
17
1
61
15
46
1

4/23-27/15

Total approve
Approve
Lean towards approving
Don’t lean either way
Total disapprove
Lean towards disapproving
Disapprove
Refused/Not Answered

40
25
15
1
58
12
47
1

12-3-7/15

Immigration

38
23
15
1
60
12
48
1

2/11-15/16

Based on:

10/15-19/15

Total approve
Approve
Lean towards approving
Don’t lean either way
Total disapprove
Lean towards disapproving
Disapprove
Refused/Not Answered

12-3-7/15

The threat posed by the Islamic State
group

2/11-15/16

[ITEMS RANDOMIZED

36
23
13
1
61
12
49
1

38
24
14
2
60
12
48
1

42
24
18
1
57
11
46
1

42
29
13
1
56
10
46
1

41
32
9
*
57
8
49
1

35
20
15
1
63
13
51
1

37
21
15
1
62
11
52
*

34
21
13
1
65
7
58
-

34
21
14
1
64
12
51
1

35
22
14
1
64
11
53
*

35
22
13
1
64
9
55
*

31
18
12
1
68
11
57
1

38
22
17
1
60
13
46
1

38
23
15
1
61
17
43
*

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=513

(Continued)
CURY2/3/3a. Overall, do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Barack
Obama is handling...

11

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

Based on:

4/23-27/15

Total approve
Approve
Lean towards approving
Don’t lean either way
Total disapprove
Lean towards disapproving
Disapprove
Refused/Not Answered

7/9-13/15

Health care

2/11-15/16

[ITEMS RANDOMIZED]

40
30
11
1
58
8
50
1

44
34
10
1
55
6
48
1

44
33
11
1
55
8
46
1

43
33
10
1
55
9
46
1

41
33
8
*
58
6
51
1

41
32
9
*
58
7
51
1

42
34
8
*
58
5
53
*

42
35
7
58
3
55
*

41
31
10
1
58
8
50
1

42
33
9
*
58
5
52
*

42
34
8
*
58
5
53
*

38
30
9
1
60
7
53
*

42
32
10
1
57
7
50
1

38
29
9
1
61
7
54
*

N=1,033

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

CUR25.

Which party do you trust to do a better job of:

12

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14
25
27
14
31
3

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

5/16-19/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

24
30
17
27
2

7/24-28/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

31
36
10
22
1

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

29
31
13
25
2

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

27
29
15
27
3

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

31
39
9
20
1

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

12/4-8/14

30
34
11
24
2

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

1/29-2/2/15

28
31
12
27
2

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

4/23-27/15

27
28
13
30
2

12/4-8/14

7/9-13/15

33
28
13
23
3

1/29-2/2/15

10/15-19/15

30
27
16
27
1

4/23-27/15

12-3-7/15

30
26
14
28
2

7/9-13/15

Based on:

29
24
15
30
2

10/15-19/15

Handling immigration
The Democratic Party
The Republican Party
Both equally
Neither
Refused/Not Answered

29
26
13
30
2

12-3-7/15

Based on:

28
29
14
27
2

2/11-15/16

Handling the economy
The Democrats
The Republicans
Both equally
Neither
Refused/Not Answered

2/11-15/16

[GRID, RANDOMIZE ITEMS]

30
29
12
27
2

29
27
11
31
2

29
25
14
31
1

30
26
13
28
2

30
26
15
29
1

32
27
13
27
2

30
26
11
31
3

28
27
14
29
2

30
29
13
27
1

30
35
11
23
1

29
26
15
28
2

30
28
15
26
1

30
33
12
25
1

25
29
16
29
2

29
23
15
30
2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

CUR25.

(Continued) Which party do you trust to do a better job of:

13

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

18
33
27
20
2

16
32
29
21
3

16
34
28
21
2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

3/20-24/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

23
39
21
16
1

5/16-19/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

22
33
25
19
2

7/24-28/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

20
30
26
22
2

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

20
42
22
15
1

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

21
36
24
18
1

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

19
33
25
21
2

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

12/4-8/14

18
32
24
24
3

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

1/29-2/2/15

19
29
31
18
3

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

4/23-27/15

18
31
27
23
2

12/4-8/14

7/9-13/15

20
32
26
22
2

1/29-2/2/15

10/15-19/15

20
29
25
24
2

4/23-27/15

Based on:

21
30
21
26
2

7/9-13/15

Handling health care
The Democratic Party
The Republican Party
Both equally
Neither
Refused/Not Answered

12-3-7/15

Based on:

21
32
23
22
3

2/11-15/16

Protecting the
country
The Democratic Party
The Republican Party
Both equally
Neither
Refused/Not Answered

2/11-15/16

[GRID, RANDOMIZE ITEMS]

34
24
10
30
2

37
23
12
26
2

34
24
13
28
1

37
24
12
25
2

35
25
10
28
2

33
24
13
28
2

35
27
10
26
1

36
32
8
23
1

33
25
12
28
2

35
27
11
26
2

36
32
8
23
1

32
27
13
27
2

34
26
11
27
3

30
26
12
30
2

N=1,033

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

CUR25.

(Continued) Which party do you trust to do a better job of:

14

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

Based on:

12-3-7/15

Handling the U.S. image abroad
The Democratic Party
The Republican Party
Both equally
Neither
Refused/Not Answered

2/11-15/16

[GRID, RANDOMIZE ITEMS]

27
26
17
27
2

26
24
17
31
2

26
21
20
30
2

25
24
21
28
2

26
24
21
27
2

26
24
22
26
2

26
24
20
28
2

27
28
18
26
1

27
33
17
22
1

25
23
22
29
2

27
25
21
26
2

27
31
18
23
1

24
27
21
26
2

22
24
22
30
3

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

Fav1-CNG1 previously released.
Some questions held for future release.
B1a/b/ba.

How would you describe the nation’s economy these days….

15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

Based on:

4/23-27/15

Refused/Not Answered

7/9-13/15

Total poor
Lean toward poor
Somewhat poor
Very poor

10/15-19/15

Neither–Don’t lean

12/3-7/15

Total good
Very good
Somewhat good
Lean toward good

2/11-15/16

[IF ”NEITHER” OR REFUSED/NOT ANSWERED] If you had to choose, do you lean more
towards the nation’s economy being good or the nation’s economy being poor? [NOTE:
BEGINNING IN DECEMBER, 2013, RESPONDENTS WHO DECLINE TO LEAN ARE SHOWN
THIS QUESTION AGAIN INCLUDING A “DO NOT LEAN EITHER WAY” RESPONSE OPTION]

41
3
24
15

47
3
29
15

45
3
29
13

41
4
26
11

45
4
28
13

47
3
32
12

41
2
29
10

38
2
22
14

39
2
24
14

41
3
26
12

36
1
21
13

37
1
23
13

38
2
25
12

35
2
20
13

34
2
21
12

1

1

1

1

1

1

*

*

*

*

1

1

*

1

1

57
10
33
14

51
14
25
13

54
13
27
14

57
12
28
17

54
14
27
14

51
12
26
13

57
12
30
15

61
13
32
17

60
12
32
17

59
10
31
18

63
15
32
16

62
13
32
17

62
12
32
18

65
15
29
21

65
11
34
20

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

*

*

1

*

*

*

1

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

1/17-21/14

12/5-9/13

10/3-7/13*

4/11-15/13

1/10-14/13

17
31
50
na
2

20
20
58
na

17

17

19

29

24

20

21

21

19

20

19

19

20

18

21

22

12

21

20

21

24

16

15

14

24

25

24

20

20

22

22

23

21

20

23

45

17

20

60

58

64

55

60

55

54

54

60

59

59

58

55

60

58

53

41

60

59

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

3

2

2

2

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

2

2

1

2

*

*

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

N=1,060

N=1,367

N=1,227

N=1,004

N=1,004

12/3-7/15

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

Total Better
A lot better
A little better

How do you expect the financial situation of your household will change over the next 12
months? Will it…?

12/4-8/14

CCON1.

1/29-2/2/15

Based on:

4/23-27/15

Refused/Not Answered

7/9-13/15

Don’t know [VOL]

10/15-19/15

Stayed about the same

12/3-7/15

Gotten worse

2/11-15/16

Gotten better

TOTAL
10/16-20/14
REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14
LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14
TOTAL
9/25-29/14
REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14
LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

In the past month, do you think the economy has…

2/11-15/16

ECO41.

32
7
25

31
6
25

29
5
24

29
6
23

35
7
28

37
7
30

34
7
27

27
5
23

27
5
22

25
4
21

27
5
22

27
6
21

26
6
21

27
5
22

27
4
23

29
6
23

Stay about the same

43

47

44

45

49

45

48

46

46

47

45

46

45

44

43

44

Total Worse
A little worse
A lot worse
Refused/Not Answered

23
19
4
2

20
15
5
2

25
19
6
2

24
19
6
2

15
11
3
2

15
11
4
3

16
13
4
2

25
19
6
1

26
21
6
1

27
21
5
1

27
20
7
1

27
20
7
1

29
22
7
1

28
21
7
1

29
21
8
1

25
19
7
1

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

Based on:

16

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

Get better
A lot better
A little better

How do you expect the general economic situation in this country will change over the next
12 months? Will it…

2/11-15/16

CCON2.

29
3
25

29
3
26

31
3
28

29
3
26

34
4
30

38
4
35

38
4
34

31
3
28

31
3
28

32
4
28

32
3
29

33
3
30

34
4
30

29
2
27

29
3
26

31
3
28

Stay about the same

34

40

34

36

37

40

42

33

32

29

33

32

31

33

33

34

Get worse
A little worse
A lot worse

34
26
9

30
22
8

32
23
10

33
23
10

26
19
7

19
14
5

19
13
6

34
25
10

36
26
9

39
28
11

33
24
9

34
24
10

35
24
11

36
24
12

36
26
10

34
24
11

3

2

3

2

2

3

2

2

1

1

2

1

1

2

2

2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

17

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

Based on:

7/9-13/15

Increase more rapidly
Increase at the same rate
Increase at a slower rate
Stay about the same
Fall
Refused/Not Answered

Compared with the past 12 months, how do you think consumer prices will change in the
next 12 months? Will they …

10/15-19/15

CCON3.

12/3-7/15

Based on:

2/11-15/16

Refused/Not Answered

9
34
24
25
6
2

15
39
20
20
3
3

16
38
21
20
3
2

17
41
21
16
3
2

17
43
22
15
2
2

17
39
22
18
2
3

15
40
23
17
3
2

16
38
23
18
4
1

16
40
23
17
3
1

16
42
22
16
3
1

19
44
21
12
2
2

20
45
20
12
2
2

22
46
18
11
1
2

23
43
18
13
2
1

24
41
17
14
3
2

25
42
18
12
2
2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

17
66
16
2

21
62
15
2

16
67
15
2

16
65
18
1

16
66
17
2

20
63
15
2

26
56
16
2

14
64
20
2

15
65
19
1

16
65
19
1

14

15

16

15

15

65

65

63

61

63

20

20

20

23

20

1

1

1

1

2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

Thinking of the general economic situation, do you think that now is a…

2/11-15/16

CCON5.

12/4-8/14

Based on:

1/29-2/2/15

Refused/Not Answered

4/23-27/15

A bad time to buy

7/9-13/15

Neither a good nor bad time to buy

10/15-19/15

A good time to buy

12/3-7/15

Thinking about making major purchases such as furniture or electronic devices, do you
think now is a…?

2/11-15/16

CCON4.

Total Good Time to Save
Very good time to save
Fairly good time to save

76
33
43

77
31
46

77
30
47

72
31
41

76
30
46

71
26
45

72
25
47

69
27
42

71
28
43

72
30
43

73
30
43

74
31
43

78
34
44

70
31
39

69
28
41

74
33
41

Total Bad Time to Save
Fairly bad time to save
Very bad time to save
Refused/Not Answered

22
17
5
3

21
15
5
3

21
16
5
2

26
19
7
2

23
17
6
1

26
20
6
3

26
20
6
2

29
23
6
2

28
22
6
1

27
22
5
1

25
19
7
2

24
19
6
1

21
15
6
2

28
20
7
3

28
21
8
3

24
19
5
2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

Based on:

18

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

Total Increase
Sharply increase
Slightly increase

How do you expect the number of people who are unemployed in this country to change
over the next 12 months? Will it….

2/11-15/16

CCON6.

34
6
28

32
6
26

33
7
25

32
5
27

33
6
27

26
4
22

25
4
21

33
7
26

33
7
26

35
7
28

34
8
26

35
9
27

37
10
27

36
9
27

36
8
28

35
9
26

Remain the same

38

40

38

37

37

39

39

35

34

30

35

34

31

33

33

35

Total Decrease
Slightly decrease
Sharply decrease
Refused/Not Answered

26
23
2
3

25
24
2
3

27
24
3
2

29
26
3
2

28
26
2
2

33
30
2
2

33
31
2
3

31
29
2
2

32
30
2
1

34
32
2
*

29
27
2
2

30
28
2
1

31
29
2
1

29
27
2
3

30
28
2
2

29
26
2
2

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

Based on:

19

HC1
HC1A/
HC1B.

In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose the health care reforms
that were passed by Congress in March of 2010?
[IF “SUPPORT”] Would you say you support the health care reforms that were passed by
Congress in March of 2010 strongly or do you support them just somewhat?

2/11-15/16

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

1/17-21/14

12/5-9/13

10/3-7/13*

6/14-18/12

[IF “OPPOSE”] Would you say you oppose the health care reforms that were passed by
Congress in March of 2010 strongly or do you oppose them just somewhat?

Total support
Strongly support
Somewhat support

26
14
11

30
18
12

27
16
11

26
15
11

29
17
12

25
15
11

28
16
12

31
20
11

25
14
11

28
17
11

30
19
11

28
17
11

26
13
13

27
17
10

27
16
11

28
16
12

33
17
17

Neither support
nor oppose

31

30

34

34

29

36

30

20

34

29

22

28

30

30

28

32

13

Refused/Not Answered

42
10
32
na
1

39
10
29
na
1

38
10
28
na
1

40
10
29
na
1

41
12
29
na
1

38
10
28
na
1

41
11
31
na
*

48
10
39
na
*

40
13
28
na
1

43
12
31
na
*

47
12
35
na
*

43
11
32
na
1

43
12
31
na
1

42
9
33
na
1

44
10
34
na
1

38
9
29
na
2

47
14
32
7
*

Based on:

N=1,033

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,354

N=1,012

N=1,060

N=1,367

N=1,227

N=1,007

Total oppose
Somewhat oppose
Strongly oppose
Don’t know [VOL]

20

2/11-15/16

HC15. Would you favor or oppose replacing the current private health insurance system in the United
States with a single government-run and taxpayer-funded plan like Medicare for all Americans
that would cover medical, dental, vision, and long-term care services?

Total support
Strongly support
Somewhat support

39
18
21

Neither support nor oppose

26

Total oppose
Somewhat oppose
Strongly oppose

33
12
22
2

Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

N=1,033

HC15a. Would you support or oppose replacing the health insurance system in the United States with a
single government-run plan if it meant:

Your own taxes would increase
Some people needed to switch
doctors
It took longer for new drugs and
treatments to become available
Longer wait times for nonemergency medical services
People needed to give up other
coverage like employer coverage
The new system would replace
Medicare for seniors

Support
28

Neither
support
nor
oppose
32

Oppose
39

Refused
1

33

37

29

1

14

34

51

1

18

35

47

1

28

32

39

1

37

35

26

1

Based on: Support a single government-run plan N=415

21

2/11-15/16

N2a. What do you think is most likely to happen with the health care law passed by Congress in 2010 if
a Republican is elected president in 2016?

It
It
It
It

would
would
would
would

be
be
be
be

kept in place
kept in place with minor changes
kept in place with major changes
completely repealed

Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

22

6
20
29
42
4
N=1,033

Some questions held for future release.

2/11-15/16

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

1/17-21/14

12/5-9/13

TP4.
Do you consider yourself a supporter of the Tea Party movement, or are you not a supporter of
the Tea Party movement?

19
76

18
77

22
74

21
75

20
76

19
78

22
75

27
71

17
79

20
77

26
72

23
74

20

22

27

20

Not a supporter

20
74

77

73

67

76

Don’t know [VOL]

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

6

6

5

5

5

4

3

2

2

4

3

2

4

4

6

6

4

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

N=1,060

Supporter

Refused/Not
Answered
Based on:

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

[IF TP4=1] Do you support the tea party movement strongly or somewhat…

2/11-15/16

TP4a.

N=1,367

Strongly
Somewhat

29
70

25
75

27
73

28
71

35
65

36
63

36
64

35
65

38
62

31
68

31
67

34
65

35
64

28
71

31
67

Refused/Not Answered

*

-

-

1

1

1

*

*

-

1

1

1

1

1

2

N=208

N=186

N=183

N=213

N=227

N=225

N=332

N=318

N=261

N=361

N=331

N=255

N=259

N=263

N=227

Based on: Tea Party Supporter

23

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

1/17-21/14

Do you consider yourself a Democrat, a Republican, an independent or none of these?

2/11-15/16

PID1.

Democrat

31

29

30

29

32

31

31

30

34

34

31

36

35

29

32

30

33

Independent

25

26

26

26

27

27

24

23

23

23

24

25

25

24

21

24

23

Republican

26

23

23

25

21

23

24

26

29

35

24

27

32

28

26

27

25

None of these

14

19

18

17

19

17

18

19

12

8

19

11

7

17

19

16

18

Don’t know [VOL]

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

Refused/Not Answered

3

3

2

3

2

3

3

2

2

1

2

1

1

3

3

3

2

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

N=1,060

N=1,033

N=1,010

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

41

42

44

42

41

41

44

42

43

47

45

40

43

30

29

32

31

31

30

34

34

31

36

35

29

32

8

10

9

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

9

8

9

4

2

4

3

3

2

4

3

1

4

2

2

4

3

12/3-7/15

7/9-13/15

Do you consider yourself a Democrat, a Republican, an independent or none of these? IF
“INDEPENDENT” OR “NONE,” OR REFUSAL, ASK: Do you lean more toward the Democrats
or the Republicans?

2/11-15/16

PID1/i.

N=1,045

10/15-19/15

Based on:

43

42

Democrat

31

29

Independent – lean Democratic

8

8

None – lean Democratic

3

Total Democrat

Total Republican

37

35

37

37

34

35

38

37

41

47

34

38

45

38

34

Republican

26

23

23

25

21

23

24

26

29

35

24

27

32

28

26

Independent – lean Republican

9

9

10

10

10

10

9

8

9

10

8

9

10

8

6

None – lean Republican

3

3

4

2

3

3

5

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

Independent – don’t lean

8

9

9

7

8

10

8

7

7

6

8

8

7

8

7

None – don’t lean

12

15

14

14

14

14

14

14

8

5

15

8

4

14

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,845

N=1,541

N=958

N=1,044

N=1,354

Refused/Not answered
Based on:

24

12/3-7/15

10/15-19/15

7/9-13/15

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

TOTAL
10/16-20/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
10/16-20/14

LIKELY VOTERS
10/16-20/14

TOTAL
9/25-29/14

REGISTERED VOTERS
9/25-29/14

LIKELY VOTERS
9/25-29/14

7/24-28/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

Liberal
Conservative
Moderate
Refused/Not answered

Generally speaking, do you consider yourself a…?

2/11-15/16

G11b.

21
32
42
4

19
33
43
5

18
35
44
3

20
34
43
3

21
33
43
3

19
33
45
3

20
35
40
5

21
33
42
3

21
36
42
2

20
41
39
1

20
31
45
4

20
35
43
2

19
40
40
1

16
34
45
4

22
33
42
4

18
38
40
4

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,385

N=968

N=1,224

N=1,016

N=643

N=1,044

N=1,354

N=1,012

Based on:

DM5.

Which one of the following best describes where you live?
Urban area
Suburban area
Rural area
Refused/Not Answered

23
50
25
2
N=1,033

Based on:

INS1.

The next questions are about your personal health insurance. Please include health
insurance obtained through employment or purchased directly as well as government
programs like Medicare and Medicaid that provide medical care or help pay medical bills.

25

4/23-27/15

1/29-2/2/15

12/4-8/14

5/16-19/14

3/20-24/14

1/17-21/14

12/5-9/13

10/3-7/13*

10/16-20/14

7/9-13/15

89
9
3

87
10
2

88
10
2

88
10
2

88
9
2

87
10
3

86
11
3

86
12
2

82
15
3

85
12
3

83
16
2

82
16
2

83
14
3

N=1,033

N=1,007

N=1,027

N=1,004

N=1,077

N=1,045

N=1,010

N=1,608

N=1,354

N=1,012

N=1,060

N=1,367

N=1,227

TOTAL

12/3-7/15

Based on:

2/11-15/16

Yes
No
Refused/Not answered

10/15-19/15

Are you currently covered by any kind of health insurance or some other kind of health
care plan or not?

DM12.

Do you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not?
Yes, born-again/evangelical
No
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

DM13.

N=1,033

What is your religious preference?
Protestant
Catholic
Mormon
Jewish
Muslim
Other religion
Don’t belong to religious denomination
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

DM14.

31
66
3

26
25
1
2
*
13
31
2
N=1,033

[IF “OTHER RELIGION” IN DM13] Do you consider yourself a Christian, or not?
Yes, a Christian
No, not a Christian
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

92
7
1
N=126

DMCELL. How many different landline telephone numbers, if any, are there in your home? This includes
listed or unlisted numbers. Please don’t count cell phones or landlines used ONLY for faxes or
modems.
0
1
2
3
4
5 or more
Refused/Not Answered
Based on:

26

48
44
3
1
1
*
3
N=1,033

PPEDUCAT. (4 category)
Less than high school
High school
Some college
Bachelor’s degree or higher
Based on:

7
35
28
30
N=1,033

PPETHM
White, Non-Hispanic
Black, Non-Hispanic
Other, Non-Hispanic
Hispanic
2+ Races, Non-Hispanic
Based on:

66
11
4
16
2
N=1,033

PPGENDER
Male

27

48

Female

52

Based on:

N=1,033

PPWORK
Working – as a paid employee
Working – self-employed
Not working – on temporary layoff from a job
Not working – looking for work
Not working – retired
Not working – disabled
Not working - other
Based on:

54
8
1
4
19
5
9
N=1,033

PPAGE
Age group:
18-29
30-49
50-64
65+
Based on:

DM20.

21
34
26
19
N=1,033

And in which group does your total household [IF SINGLE: “PERSONAL”] income fall?
[READ LIST]
Under $10,000

5

$10,000 to under $20,000

6

$20,000 to under $30,000

9

$30,000 to under $40,000

11

$40,000 to under $50,000

8

$50,000 to under $75,000

18

$75,000 to under $100,000

14

$100,000 to under $150,000

20

$150,000 or more
Based on:

9
N=1,033

CENSUS REGION:
Northeast

18

Midwest

22

South

37

West

23

Based on:

28

N=1,033

AP-GfK Poll Methodology
The Associated Press-GfK Poll was conducted February 11 to February 15, 2015 by GfK Public Affairs
& Corporate Communications – a division of GfK Custom Research North America. This poll is based on a
nationally-representative probability sample of 1,033 general population adults age 18 or older.
The survey was conducted using the web-enabled KnowledgePanel®, a probability-based panel designed
to be representative of the U.S. population. At inception participants were chosen scientifically by a
random selection of telephone numbers and since 2009 through Address-based sampling using the post
office’s delivery sequence file. Persons in these households are then invited to join and participate in the
web-enabled KnowledgePanel®. For those who agree to participate, but do not already have Internet
access, GfK provides at no cost a laptop and ISP connection. People who already have computers and
Internet services are permitted to participate using their own equipment. Panelists then receive unique
log-in information for accessing surveys online, and then are sent emails throughout each month inviting
them to participate in research.
The data were weighted to account for probabilities of selection, as well as age within sex, education,
race, and phone type. The phone type targets came from the fall, 2012 MRI Consumer Survey. The
other targets came from the March, 2012 Supplement of the Current Population Survey.
The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level, for
results based on the entire sample of adults. The margin of sampling error is higher and varies for results
based on sub-samples. In our reporting of the findings, percentage points are rounded off to the nearest
whole number. As a result, percentages in a given table column may total slightly higher or lower than
100%. In questions that permit multiple responses, columns may total significantly more than 100%,
depending on the number of different responses offered by each respondent. The cooperation rate for
this poll was 46%.
Trend data are displayed for selected questions from previous AP-GfK Polls that were conducted using
telephone interviews with nationally-representative probability samples of adults age 18 or older. Details
about all AP-GfK Polls are available at http://www.ap-gfkpoll.com.

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