POLL

October 21-26, 2010

N= 1,173
Registered N = 1,073

All trends are from New York Times/CBS News polls unless otherwise noted. Asterisk indicates
registered respondents only.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

2/2-4/09 CBS
2/18-22/09
3/12-16/09 CBS
3/20-22/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
5/6-12/09 CBS
6/12-16/09
7/9-12/09 CBS
7/24-28/09
8/27-31/09 CBS
9/19-23/09
10/5-8/09 CBS
11/13-16/09 CBS
12/4-8/09
1/6-10/10 CBS
1/14-17/10 CBS
2/5-10/10
3/18-21/10 CBS
3/29-4/1/10 CBS
4/5-12/10
4/28-5/2/10
5/20-24/10 CBS
6/16-6/20/10
7/9-12/10 CBS
8/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

Approve
62
63
62
64
66
68
63
63
57
58
56
56
56
53
50
46
50
46
49
44
50
51
47
47
44
48
45
44
45

Disapprove
15
22
24
20
24
23
26
26
32
30
35
33
34
36
39
41
40
45
41
41
40
39
43
43
44
44
47
45
47

DK/NA
23
15
14
16
10
9
11
11
11
13
9
11
10
11
11
13
10
9
10
15
10
10
10
10
12
8
8
11
8

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2. Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do
you feel things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?
Right Wrong
1/27-28/91 CBS
51
39
3/4-6/91
51
42
10/15-18/91
33
60
11/27-28/94 CBS
30
65
12/3-6/95 NYT
25
64
12/8-11/96 NYT
39
51
9/16-18/96 CBS
41
48
2/19-21/98
54
36
9/8-10/98
49
42
10/12-13/98
46
47
10/26-28/98
52
42
5/10-13/00
48
44
3/8-12/01
40
54
4/23-25/01 CBS
37
58
6/14-18/01
42
53
10/25-28/01
61
29
12/7-10/01
64
27
1/24-27/02
52
35
7/13-16/02
42
48
7/22-23/02 CBS
39
53
8/6-7/02 CBS
41
51
9/2-5/02
43
49
10/3-6/02
42
48
10/27-31/02
41
52
11/20-24/02
41
49
2/10-12/03
35
56
3/22/03
50
40
4/11-13/03
56
36
9/28-10/1/03
37
56
7/13-27/03
46
49
11/10-12/03 CBS
39
53
12/10-13/03
39
56
12/14-15/03
49
43
1/12-15/04
42
53
2/12-15/04 CBS
41
51
3/10-14/04
38
54
3/30-4/1/04 CBS
36
57
4/23-27/04
36
55
5/20-23/04 CBS
30
65
6/23-27/04
36
57
7/11-15/04
36
56
8/15-18/04 CBS
39
55
9/12-16/04
41
51
9/20-22/04 CBS
41
54
10/1-3/04
40
51
10/14-17/04
37
59
10/28-30/04
43
55
11/18-21/04
40
54
1/14-18/05
39
56
2/24-28/05
42
52
3/9-14/05 NYT
37
56
4/13-16/05 CBS
32
62
5/20-24/05 CBS
34
60
6/10-15/05
33
61
7/29-8/2/05 CBS
37
57
9/9-13/05
31
63
10/3-5/05 CBS
37
58
10/30-11/1/05 CBS 27
68

DK/NA
10
7
7
5
10
11
11
9
10
7
7
7
6
5
5
10
10
12
10
8
8
8
10
8
10
9
10
9
7
5
8
5
8
5
8
8
7
9
5
6
8
6
7
5
9
4
2
6
5
6
7
6
6
6
6
6
5
5

12/2-6/05
1/5-8/06 CBS
1/20-25/06
3/9-12/06 CBS
4/28-30/06 CBS
5/4-8/06
6/10-11/06 CBS
7/21-25/06
8/17-21/06
10/27-31/06
12/8-10/06 CBS
1/1-3/07 CBS
1/18-21/07 CBS
2/8-11/07 CBS
2/23-27/07
3/7-11/07
5/18-23/07
6/26-28/07 CBS
7/9-17/07
9/4-8/07
12/5-9/07
1/9-12/08
3/28-4/2/08
5/30-6/3/08 CBS
7/7-14/08
9/12-16/08
10/10-13/08
10/19-22/08
10/25-29/08
12/4-8/08 CBS
1/11-15/09
2/2-4/09 CBS
3/12-16/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
5/6-12/09 CBS
6/12-16/09
7/9-12/09 CBS
7/24-28/09
9/19-23/09
12/4-8/09
1/14-17/10 CBS
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
5/4-5/10 CBS
5/20-24/10 CBS
6/16-20/10
9/10-14/10
10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

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Right Wrong
31
60
31
62
32
61
28
66
24
71
23
70
27
69
28
66
29
67
29
64
24
70
27
68
26
69
26
68
23
68
25
69
24
72
19
75
22
72
24
71
21
71
19
75
14
81
14
83
14
81
14
81
7
89
11
85
11
85
12
83
15
79
23
68
35
57
39
53
41
50
45
48
44
50
35
57
42
49
41
53
37
56
36
55
33
62
34
59
33
58
32
61
32
60
33
60
32
63
34
61

DK/NA
9
7
7
9
5
7
4
6
4
7
6
5
5
6
9
6
4
6
6
4
8
6
5
3
5
5
4
4
4
5
6
9
8
7
9
7
6
8
9
6
7
9
5
7
9
7
8
6
5
5

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy?

2/2-4/09 CBS
2/18-22/09
3/12-16/09 CBS
3/20-22/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
5/6-12/09 CBS
6/12-16/09
7/9-12/09 CBS
7/24-28/09
8/27-31/09 CBS
9/19-23/09
10/5-8/09 CBS
11/13-16/09 CBS
12/4-8/09
1/6-10/10 CBS
1/14-17/10 CBS
2/5-10/10
3/18-21/10 CBS
3/29-4/1/10 CBS
4/5-12/10
4/28-5/2/10
5/20-24/10 CBS
6/16-20/10
7/9-12/10 CBS
8/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

Approve
55
57
56
61
56
61
56
57
48
51
53
50
54
49
47
41
46
42
45
42
43
48
43
45
40
44
41
38
42

Disapprove
24
32
33
29
34
29
33
35
44
41
41
40
38
43
43
47
48
52
45
50
46
47
48
48
54
48
51
50
50

DK/NA
21
11
11
10
10
10
11
7
8
9
6
10
8
8
10
12
6
5
10
8
11
6
9
7
6
8
8
12
8

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4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
7/19-25/77
10/23-26/77
1/8-12/78
4/3-7/78
6/19-23/78
9/25-29/78
8/2-7/80
10/23-28/82
1/13-15/90
8/16-19/90
10/8-10/90
10/28-31/90
1/27-28/91
3/4-6/91
8/18-22/91
10/5-7/91
10/15-18/91
1/22-25/92
2/26-3/1/92
3/26-29/92
7/8-11/92
3/28-31/93
5/27-29/93
6/1-3/93
8/2-3/93 CBS
9/16-19/93
11/11-14/93
12/5-7/93 CBS
1/15-17/94
8/16-17/94
9/8-11/94
10/29-11/1/94
1/10-20/95 CBS
2/22-25/95
3/12-14/95
4/1-4/95
5/4-6/95 CBS
8/5-9/95
10/22-25/95
12/9-11/95
1/18-20/96 CBS
2/22-24/96
3/10-11/96 CBS
3/31-4/2/96
5/31-6/3/96
6/20-23/96 NYT
7/11-13/96
8/3-5/96
9/2-4/96
1/14-17/97
4/2-5/97
5/6-8/97 CBS
7/13-14/97 CBS
11/2-3/97 CBS
12/6-8/97
1/10-12/98
1/18-21/98 CBS
1/24-25/98
2/19-21/98
5/19-21/98 CBS
7/19-21/98
9/8-10/98 CBS
9/12-15/98 CBS
9/22-23/98
10/3-4/98 CBS
10/7-8/98 CBS
10/12-13/98
10/26-28/98
10/31-11/1/98 CBS
12/13-17/98
12/19-20/98
1/3-4/99 CBS
1/10-13/99 CBS
1/30-2/1/99
2/12/99 CBS
3/24/99 CBS
3/28/99 CBS
4/5-6/99
6/5-6/99 CBS
7/13-14/99 CBS
8/1-3/99 CBS
8/15/99 CBS
10/3-4/99 CBS
10/25-30/99 CBS
11/4-7/99
2/12-14/00
5/10-13/00
7/20-23/00

Approve Disapprove
31
49
31
50
29
50
31
50
30
53
29
51
32
51
33
50
42
47
40
44
27
60
23
69
49
41
39
47
30
57
27
57
29
57
17
71
21
67
17
75
20
71
35
52
27
61
27
60
21
68
23
64
25
63
27
60
30
58
22
67
25
63
20
73
35
44
36
51
31
54
30
60
33
55
31
56
32
55
26
64
31
60
22
70
26
64
23
66
19
71
29
61
27
58
32
52
32
55
45
45
32
59
42
44
34
55
36
53
34
52
44
40
42
41
47
43
50
30
41
42
40
42
49
38
55
34
48
41
47
38
46
44
43
48
41
49
41
48
44
49
42
53
41
51
43
46
45
46
46
46
43
47
41
47
43
45
41
46
41
41
43
41
42
44
38
48
36
52
37
50
39
47
38
45
45
41

DK/NA
20
19
21
19
17
20
18
17
11
16
13
8
10
14
13
16
14
11
12
7
9
13
12
13
11
13
12
13
13
11
12
7
21
13
15
10
12
13
13
10
9
8
10
11
10
9
15
16
13
10
9
14
11
11
14
16
17
10
20
17
18
13
12
10
15
10
9
10
11
6
5
8
11
9
8
10
12
12
13
18
16
14
14
12
13
13
18
14

9/27-10/1/00
2/10-12/01 CBS
3/8-12/01
4/23-25/01 CBS
5/10-12/01 CBS
6/14-18/01
10/25-28/01
12/07-10/01
1/21-24/02
2/24-26/02 CBS
6/18-20/02 CBS
7/13-16/02
9/22-23/02 CBS
10/3-6/02
10/27-31/02
5/9-12/03
7/13-27/03
9/28-10/1/03
1/12-15/04
10/14-17/04
1/14-18/05
2/24-28/05
3/21-22/05 CBS
4/13-16/05 CBS
5/20-23/05 CBS
6/10-15/05
7/13-14/05 CBS
9/9-13/05
10/3-5/05 CBS
10/30-11/1/05 CBS
12/2-6/05
1/5-8/06 CBS
1/20-25/06
2/22-26/06 CBS
3/9-12/06 CBS
4/6-9/06 CBS
5/4-8/06
6/10-11/06 CBS
7/21-25/06
8/17-21/06
9/15-19/06
10/5-8/06
10/27-31/06
1/18-21/07 CBS
2/8-11/07 CBS
2/23-27/07
3/7-11/07
4/9-12/07 CBS
5/18-23/07
6/26-28/07 CBS
7/9-17/07
7/20-22/07
8/8-12/07 CBS
9/4-8/07
10/12-16/07 CBS
12/5-9/07
4/25-29/08
9/27-30/08 CBS
10/10-13/08
10/19-22/08
2/2-4/09 CBS
2/18-22/09
3/12-16/09 CBS
3/20-22/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
7/9-12/09 CBS
8/27-31/09 CBS
10/5-8/09 CBS
10/29-11/1/09 CBS
11/13-16/09 CBS
1/14-17/10 CBS
2/5-10/10
3/18-21/10 CBS
3/29-4/1/10 CBS
4/5-12/10
5/20-24/10 CBS
6/16-20/10
8/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

-5-

Approve
49
48
50
44
45
45
67
57
47
50
43
49
48
42
45
35
39
37
45
38
44
41
34
35
29
33
33
34
31
34
33
27
29
28
32
27
23
26
28
29
25
27
29
33
32
33
31
34
35
27
29
26
25
23
27
21
21
15
12
17
26
26
30
30
26
28
22
26
22
18
26
23
15
14
16
17
15
19
22
21
18
14

Disapprove
38
31
33
37
36
39
24
31
37
34
40
38
36
45
40
48
46
47
42
46
39
44
49
51
55
53
50
54
57
53
53
57
61
61
54
61
64
60
58
60
61
64
56
49
52
50
53
54
52
60
59
61
63
66
59
64
68
72
74
70
62
63
56
56
64
55
65
58
65
70
60
63
75
76
74
73
77
70
71
70
71
76

DK/NA
13
21
17
19
19
16
9
12
15
16
17
14
16
13
15
16
15
16
13
16
17
15
17
14
16
14
17
12
12
13
14
16
11
11
14
12
13
14
14
11
14
9
15
18
16
17
16
12
13
13
12
13
12
11
14
15
11
13
14
13
12
12
14
14
10
16
13
16
13
12
14
14
10
10
10
10
8
11
7
9
11
10

5. Do you think the future of the next generation of Americans will be better, worse, or
about the same as life today?
6/26-29/891
3/4-6/911
10/5-7/911
1/22-25/921
10/29-11/1/921
3/9-12/95
2/6-10/00 CBS1
6/21-27/00
10/27-31/02
9/15-19/06
6/26-28/07 CBS
3/28-4/2/08
3/12-16/09 CBS
5/6-12/09 CBS
2/5-10/10
5/20-24/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

Better Worse Same
25
52
18
36
26
35
20
52
25
26
48
22
18
57
21
16
58
20
44
27
27
40
31
26
29
39
27
30
38
28
25
48
24
33
34
29
35
32
26
25
42
28
25
46
26
20
50
25
22
51
23

DK/NA
5
3
3
4
4
6
3
3
5
4
3
4
7
5
3
5
5

1

Question read: Do you think the future for the next generation of Americans will be better, worse, or about the same as life today?

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6. How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly
good, fairly bad or very bad?
1/92A
1/92B
2/92A
2/92B
3/92
4/92
7/92
8/92A
9/92A
10/92A
10/92C
10/92D
10/92E
12/92
1/93
2/93
3/93
6/93A
6/93B
8/93
9/93
11/93
12/93
12/93
1/94
1/94
2/94
4/94
6/94
7/94
9/94
9/94
11/94
1/95
2/95
3/95
7/95
10/95
12/95
1/96
2/96
6/96
6/96B
7/96
8/96
9/96
10/96
10/96C
11/96
12/96
1/97
4/97
7/97
11/97
12/97
1/98
2/98
8/11-13/98
8/19-20/98
10/98A
10/98B
2/00
5/00
9/00D*
10/00
11/00
12/00 CBS
1/01 CBS
3/8-12/01
4/01B CBS
5/01 CBS
6/14-18/01
9/20-23/01
10/25-28/01
12/07-10/01
1/5-6/02 CBS
1/15-17/02CBS
1/21-24/02
2/24-26/02CBS
5/13-14/02CBS
6/18-20/02CBS
7/13-16/02
7/22-23/02CBS
8/6-7/02 CBS
9/2-5/02
10/3-6/02
10/27-31/02
11/20-24/02
1/4-6/03 CBS
1/19-22/03
5/9-12/03
9/28-10/1/03
2/10-12/03
3/20-24/03
4/11-13/03
10/20-21/03CBS
12/10-13/03
12/14-15/03
1/12-15/04
3/10-14/04
4/23-27/04
5/20-23/04 CBS

Very
good
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
3
1
2
1
1
2
1
2
3
3
3
2
3
2
3
5
3
3
3
4
2
3
2
4
5
5
5
6
6
6
6
7
6
11
14
17
16
21
21
25
16
16
28
29
26
25
26
21
14
6
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
1
4
3
2
3
2
3
4
1
2
1
1
2
4
2
3
2
3
4
5
3
2
4
5

Fairly
good
17
20
16
16
18
23
21
20
19
18
21
21
22
31
34
33
33
29
33
28
31
40
43
43
45
49
50
51
51
50
51
50
53
57
53
52
58
54
54
49
50
53
56
56
58
64
66
61
64
61
64
62
62
63
63
67
67
66
61
65
68
60
58
64
60
63
65
70
68
58
64
67
50
53
52
49
49
50
52
62
56
47
42
45
47
39
44
46
40
42
42
39
37
47
48
42
52
50
51
47
51
47

Fairly
bad
47
46
38
40
39
40
41
40
37
42
40
40
39
39
41
36
41
43
40
45
44
38
39
39
38
34
34
33
32
35
33
34
33
28
29
29
26
32
27
33
30
32
30
27
23
23
19
21
21
22
23
24
18
16
15
13
9
8
9
15
11
8
7
7
9
7
10
11
19
29
23
22
33
33
35
36
36
36
38
27
30
36
39
38
36
42
38
37
43
43
41
37
42
33
36
36
30
28
34
34
30
31

Very
bad
35
32
42
41
40
34
37
38
39
37
37
36
36
28
22
26
22
25
23
23
23
18
15
15
14
14
12
11
11
11
13
11
10
11
12
13
11
10
13
14
15
11
9
10
10
7
6
10
6
8
5
7
8
5
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
2
4
3
3
4
5
7
7
6
11
9
8
8
11
10
7
7
9
13
14
13
14
14
15
13
14
12
14
19
18
15
10
18
13
13
11
15
15
16

DK/NA
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
3
2
1
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
3
1
2
2
1
1
2
3
2
1
2
2
3
2
1
3
1
2
3
2
3
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
3
2
1
1
3
2
2
2
2
2
4
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
3
1
1
4
1
2
1
1

6/23-27/04
8/15-18/04 CBS
9/12-16/04
10/1-3/04
10/14-17/04
11/18-21/04
2/24-28/05
6/10-15/05
7/29-8/2/05 CBS
9/9-13/05
10/30-11/1/05 CBS
12/2-6/05
1/5-8/06 CBS
1/20-25/06
2/22-26/06 CBS
3/9-12/06 CBS
4/6-9/06 CBS
4/28-30/06 CBS
5/4-8/06
7/21-25/06
8/17-21/06
9/15-19/06
10/5-8/06
10/27-31/06
12/8-10/06 CBS
1/1-3/07 CBS
1/18-21/07 CBS
2/8-11/07 CBS
2/23-27/07
3/7-11/07
4/9-12/07 CBS
5/18-23/07
7/9-17/07
8/8-12/07 CBS
9/4-8/07
10/12-16/07 CBS
12/5-9/07
1/9-12/08
1/30-2/2/08 CBS
2/20-24/08
3/15-18/08 CBS
3/28-4/2/08
4/25-29/08
5/1-3/08
5/30-6/3/08 CBS
7/7-14/08
7/31-8/5/08 CBS
8/15-19/08
9/12-16/08
9/21-24/08
9/27-30/08 CBS
10/3-5/08 CBS
10/10-13/08
10/19-22/08
10/25-29/08
12/4-8/08 CBS
1/11-15/09
2/2-4/09 CBS
2/18-22/09
3/12-16/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
5/6-12/09 CBS
6/12-16/09
7/9-12/09 CBS
7/24-28/09
8/27-31/09 CBS
9/19-23/09
10/5-8/09 CBS
11/13-16/09 CBS
12/4-8/09
1/6-10/10 CBS
2/5-10/10
3/29/-4/1/10 CBS
4/5-12/10
4/28-5/2/10
5/20-24/10
6/16-20/10
7/9-12/10 CBS
8/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

-7-

Very
good
4
5
3
6
3
4
4
4
7
4
3
6
6
6
5
4
7
8
6
5
5
5
7
9
8
8
7
8
7
8
8
7
9
7
4
5
3
3
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
3
1
2
2
2
1
-

Fairly
good
54
47
51
49
49
50
53
50
50
45
44
49
48
51
45
51
45
49
47
46
47
51
53
50
50
50
51
52
55
47
51
48
46
45
51
45
39
35
26
27
24
20
22
15
19
18
16
17
20
17
10
10
11
13
10
8
6
5
8
12
10
15
17
14
13
17
18
21
15
18
20
15
16
15
22
23
19
20
15
15
17
18
21

Fairly
bad
30
32
31
29
32
30
29
32
31
33
35
29
32
29
33
29
30
27
31
34
32
30
28
26
26
26
31
27
25
33
28
29
30
32
30
33
39
42
44
45
42
48
41
40
45
45
40
41
39
34
37
34
38
35
41
37
30
31
30
36
38
40
45
48
42
47
43
49
49
42
44
50
44
42
43
45
47
48
50
42
47
43
45

Very
bad
11
15
12
16
13
14
13
13
11
17
16
14
13
13
15
14
17
14
15
13
15
13
11
13
13
14
10
12
10
11
11
14
13
14
15
16
18
19
27
25
34
30
36
43
33
35
43
41
39
46
52
55
50
51
48
54
62
63
61
52
51
44
36
36
44
35
36
28
35
37
33
32
39
42
34
27
32
29
32
41
34
37
33

DK/NA
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
2
1
1
3
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
2
1
1

7. Do you think the economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
Better
1/92A
8
1/92B
9
2/92B
13
3/92
20
4/92
18
7/92
12
8/92A
10
9/92A
10
10/92A
9
10/92C
12
10/92D
17
10/92E
17
12/92
29
1/93
26
2/93
32
3/93
21
6/93A
13
8/93 CBS
12
9/93
14
11/93
19
1/94
31
4/94
24
7/94
22
9/94
23
11/94
20
1/95 CBS
24
2/95
27
3/95
18
8/95
14
10/95
13
2/95
16
1/96
13
2/96
14
4/96
14
6/96
13
6/96 NYT
18
9/96
23
7/96
16
8/96C
17
10/96
26
11/96
24
12/96
19
1/97
24
4/97
16
11/97 CBS
23
12/97
29
1/98
32
10/98A
20
10/98B
23
2/00
30
1/01 CBS
11
2/01 CBS
8
3/8-12/01
7
4/01 CBS
9
5/01 CBS
10
6/14-18/01
9
9/20-23/01
8
10/25-28/01
14
12/07-10/01
19
1/5-6/02 CBS
26
1/21-24/02
18
5/13-14/02CBS 31
7/13-16/02
14
10/3-5/02
13
10/27-31/02
17
11/20-24/02
19
1/19-22/03
17
4/11-13/03
17
5/9-12/03
22
7/13-27/03
22
8/26-28/03 CBS 25
9/28-10/1/03
24
12/10-13/03
34
12/14-15/03
39

Worse
47
45
38
26
31
33
36
33
38
37
33
32
17
18
15
19
26
30
26
24
17
25
21
27
26
22
20
27
27
27
26
31
29
32
29
22
21
27
23
19
19
21
19
25
19
18
13
26
21
15
39
46
41
48
44
40
55
37
34
27
33
18
41
39
34
30
39
31
28
31
31
29
24
19

Same
44
44
48
53
50
54
53
55
51
49
48
49
51
55
51
58
60
56
58
57
57
50
56
50
53
53
53
53
58
57
56
54
55
53
57
58
54
55
57
53
55
57
56
57
55
51
55
53
53
52
49
44
49
41
44
50
35
46
45
44
48
51
44
46
48
50
44
49
49
46
43
46
41
39

DK/NA
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
3
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
3
2
1
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
3
1
2
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2

1/12-15/04
2/12-15/04 CBS
3/10-14/04
4/23-27/04
5/20-23/04 CBS
6/23-27/04
9/12-16/04
10/14-17/04
11/18-21/04
1/14-18/05
2/24-28/05
6/10-15/05
7/29-8/2/05 CBS
9/9-13/05
10/30-11/1/05 CBS
12/2-6/05
1/5-8/06 CBS
1/20-25/06
3/9-12/06
5/4-8/06
7/21-25/06
9/15-19/06
10/5-8/06
10/27-31/06
2/8-11/07 CBS
2/23-27/07
4/9-12/07 CBS
5/18-23/07
7/9-17/07
9/4-8/07
10/12-16/07 CBS
12/5-9/07
1/9-12/08
1/30-2/2/08 CBS
2/20-24/08
3/15-18/08 CBS
3/28-4/2/08
4/25-29/08
5/30-6/3/08 CBS
7/7-14/08
9/12-16/08
9/21-24/08
9/27-30/08 CBS
10/3-5/08 CBS
10/10-13/08
10/19-22/08
10/25-29/08
12/4-8/08 CBS
1/11-15/08
2/2-4/09 CBS
2/18-22/09
3/12-16/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
5/6-12/09 CBS
6/12-16/09
7/9-12/09 CBS
7/24-28/09
8/27-31/09 CBS
9/19-23/09
10/5-8/09 CBS
11/13-16/09 CBS
12/4-8/09
1/6-10/10 CBS
1/14-17/10 CBS
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
4/28-5/2/10
5/20-24/10
6/16-20/10
7/9-12/10 CBS
8/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

-8-

Better
34
33
28
30
23
28
26
24
26
25
23
18
20
13
16
19
20
17
13
14
12
17
19
16
15
11
11
11
12
8
9
5
4
6
3
2
4
4
3
3
6
2
2
3
5
11
8
8
7
5
8
19
20
26
32
27
21
32
36
36
31
32
29
31
24
24
33
41
30
28
25
20
22
22
25

Worse
26
27
27
26
32
23
27
33
29
29
30
36
32
47
40
35
37
38
39
47
47
36
31
38
34
35
44
43
41
49
45
53
62
67
63
75
70
70
69
67
61
70
76
75
67
57
57
60
54
51
51
41
34
25
23
25
33
22
25
17
18
25
23
19
28
29
23
15
28
24
26
34
30
27
28

Same
39
39
43
44
43
47
45
42
44
45
46
45
47
38
44
45
43
44
47
39
41
46
49
44
49
51
44
44
45
43
44
40
33
26
32
21
25
24
27
29
32
26
20
21
26
30
32
29
37
42
40
37
43
48
44
46
45
45
38
46
50
42
47
49
48
45
43
43
42
48
48
44
48
50
46

DK/NA
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
3
3
2
2
1
3
3
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1

Some people are registered to vote and others are not. Are you registered to vote in the
precinct or election district where you now live, or aren't you?
Yes
83

10/21-26/10

No
16

DK/NA
-

9. How likely is it that you will vote in the 2010 election for Congress in November —
would you say you will definitely vote, probably vote, probably not vote, or definitely
not vote in the election for Congress?

10/21-26/10*

Definitely
vote
73

Probably
vote
18

Probably
not vote
3

Definitely
not vote
2

Already
voted(vol.)
4

DK/NA
-

10. How much attention have you been able to pay to the 2010 election campaign — a lot,
some, not much or no attention so far?

10/21-26/10*

A lot
42

Some
41

Not much
12

No attention
4

DK/NA
-

11. If the 2010 election for U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would
you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate in your district? PARTIES
WERE ROTATED.

8/27-31/09 CBS
10/5-8/09* CBS
9/10-14/10*
9/10-14/10 LV
10/1-5/10 CBS LV
10/21-26/10*
10/21-26/10 LV

Rep.
30
33
36
40
45
42
46

Dem.
44
46
40
38
37
43
40

Other(vol.)
1
1
1
1
2
2
2

Won’t vote(vol.)
2
1
2
1
1
-

Depends(vol.)
15
14
11
11
7
6
6

DK/NA
9
7
9
8
9
6
5

Historical data:
If the 1994/1998/2002/2006 election for U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the
Democratic candidate in your district?

Rep.
37
41
46

Dem.
39
42
41

Other
(vol.)
1
1

Won't vote
(vol.)
1
1

Depends
(vol.)
9
6
5

DK/NA
14
11
7

7/19-21/98
9/22-23/98*
10/12-13/98*

34
39
37

38
44
45

3
1
2

1
1
1

6
3

24
10
11

1/21-24/02*
7/13-16/02
9/2-5/02
10/3-5/02 LV

37
36
35
43

39
40
39
46

1
1
-

2
1
-

10
8
8
5

12
13
15
5

10/27-31/02 LV

47

40

1

-

4

7

12/2-6/05
12/2-6/05*
1/20-25/06*
5/4-8/06*
7/21-25/06*
8/17-21/06*
9/15-19/06*
10/5-8/06*
10/27-31/06*
10/27-31/06 LV

32
33
34
33
35
32
35
35
33
34

41
42
43
44
45
47
50
49
52
52

1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1

2
1
1
1
1

14
15
14
13
13
12
7
6
5
5

10
8
7
8
6
8
7
9
9
8

9/8-11/94*
10/94* CBS
10/29/11/1/94*

-9-

12. Well as of today, do you lean more toward the Republican candidate or more toward the
Democratic candidate?

10/21-26/10*
10/21-26/10 LV

Rep.
45
49

Dem.
46
43

Other(vol.)
2
3

Won’t vote(vol.)
1
-

Depends(vol.)
3
3

DK/NA
3
2

13. Compared to previous Congressional elections, this year are you more enthusiastic
about voting than usual, or less enthusiastic?

10/31-11/1/98* CBS
10/27-31/02*
9/15-19/06*
10/5-8/06*
10/27-31/06*
9/10-14/10*
10/1-5/10* CBS
10/21-26/10*

More
37
33
43
39
43
43
47
47

Less
42
42
35
39
34
41
34
36

Same(vol.)
18
22
20
19
21
14
17
16

DK/NA
3
3
2
3
2
2
3
1

14. Do you think the representative in Congress from your district has performed his or
her job well enough to deserve re-election, or do you think it's time to give a new
person a chance?

8/16-19/90
10/28-31/90*
10/20-23/92*
9/8-11/94
10/29-11/1/94
10/12-13/98
10/26-28/98
7/13-16/02*
10/27-31/02*
10/14-17/04*
9/15-18/06*
10/5-8/06*
10/27-31/06*
9/10-14/10*
10/21-26/10*

Deserves
re-election
43
39
35
37
37
44
47
50
42
51
42
43
46
34
31

Time for
new person
40
52
48
45
53
45
37
36
38
27
47
47
44
55
59

Depends(vol.)
5
2
4
1
1
3
1
2
3
2
1
2
3
2

- 10 -

DK/NA
12
7
16
14
9
10
13
13
18
19
10
9
8
7
7

15. Do you think most members of Congress have done a good enough job to deserve reelection, or do you think it's time to give new people a chance?

3/26-29/92
4/20-23/92*
9/8-11/94
10/29-11/1/94
10/26-28/98
10/12-13/98
10/3-5/02*
10/27-31/02*
9/15-19/06*
10/5-8/06*
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
5/20-24/10 CBS
6/16-20/10
9/10-14/10*
10/21-26/10*

Deserve
re-election
21
17
14
11
24
24
15
24
13
13
8
10
9
9
12
9

Time for
new people
68
72
78
82
62
65
70
61
76
78
81
78
82
79
78
80

Depends(vol.)

8
5

5
3
6
7
5
6
7
7

DK/NA
11
11
8
7
6
6
15
15
7
6
5
5
4
5
3
4

16. Do you think of your vote for Congress this fall as a vote for Barack Obama, a vote
against Barack Obama, or don't you think of your vote this fall as being about Barack
Obama?

9/10-14/10*
10/21-26/10*

For Obama
23
24

Against Obama
25
29

Obama not a factor
45
42

Won't vote(vol.)
1

DK/NA
6
4

17. Do you think of your vote for Congress this fall as a vote to help put Republicans in
control of Congress, a vote to help keep Democrats in control of Congress, or will your
vote be about something else?

9/10-14/10*
10/21-26/10*

Put Reps in
23
26

Keep Dems in
27
27

Something else
47
45

Won't vote(vol.)
-

DK/NA
4
2

Related trend:
Do you think of your vote for Congress this fall as a vote to help put Democrats in control of Congress, a vote to help keep Republicans in control of
Congress, or will your vote be about something else?

7/21-25/06*
9/15-19/06*
10/5-8/06*
10/27-31/06*

Put Dems in
29
34
36
34

Keep Reps in
18
19
21
18

Something else
51
44
39
44

Won’t vote(vol.)
-

- 11 -

DK/NA
2
3
3
4

18. Do you think it is better for the country to have a President who comes from the same
political party that controls Congress, or do you think it is better to have a President
from one political party and the Congress controlled by another?

9/89
9/92*
8/95
1/96
1/96*
4/96
4/96*
6/96
6/96*
6/96B*
7/96*
10/3-5/02*
10/27-31/02*
11/20-24/02
1/12-15/04
9/9-13/05
1/20-25/06
5/4-8/06
2/8-11/07 CBS
10/19-22/08*
10/21-26/10*

Better when
same party
35
47
41
43
43
46
50
44
45
49
43
38
38
36
33
32
32
29
33
36
36

Better when
different parties
34
31
38
37
37
34
31
33
32
31
34
56
44
41
44
41
44
49
47
41
37

DK/NA
20
22
21
20
20
20
19
23
23
20
22
18
18
24
23
27
24
22
20
22
26

19. This year, are you more willing than in past years to take a chance on voting for
someone from a different political party than you usually support, or are you not more
willing to take a chance this year?

10/21-26/10*

Willing to take chance
45

Not more willing
49

DK/NA
7

20. This year, are you more willing than in past years to take a chance on voting for
someone whose views on major issues you disagree with, or are you not more willing to
take a chance this year?

10/21-26/10*

Willing to take chance
18

Not more willing
79

DK/NA
3

21. This year, are you more willing than in past years to take a chance on voting for
someone who has little previous political experience, or are you not more willing to take
a chance this year?

10/21-26/10*

Willing to take chance
57

Not more willing
38

DK/NA
5

22. This year, are you more willing than in past years to take a chance on voting for
someone whose views on some issues seem extreme, or are you not more willing to take a
chance this year?

10/21-26/10*

Willing to take chance
28

Not more willing
65

- 12 -

DK/NA
6

23. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next two years with Barack
Obama as President?

10/21-26/10

Optimistic
56

Pessimistic
37

DK/NA
7

Related trends:
“…the next three years with Barack Obama as President?”

1/14-17/10 CBS

Optimistic
62

Pessimistic
33

DK/NA
5

“…the next four years with Barack Obama as President?”

12/4-8/08 CBS
1/11-15/09
2/18-22/09
4/22-26/09

Optimistic
75
79
77
72

Pessimistic
17
16
18
22

DK/NA
8
5
5
7

24. In general which comes closest to your feelings about the Obama presidency so far —
Would you say you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat disappointed or very
disappointed?

10/21-26/10

Very
satisfied
13

Somewhat
satisfied
32

Somewhat
disappointed
25

- 13 -

Very
disappointed
29

DK/NA
1

27. How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do
what is right — just about always, most of the time, or only some of the time?

2/761
6/761
9/76
4/77
10/77
11/79
3/80
11/801
6/83 NYT
11/83 NYT
11/84B
2/85 NYT
11/852
1/86
11/86
1/87
2/87
10/87
11/88B
1/89
4/90
10/90B
3/91
10/92C*
1/93
11/94
2/95
8/95
11/96
1/97
1/98
10/98B
10/25-28/01
12/7-10/01
1/21-24/02
7/13-16/02
9/2-5/02
7/13-27/03
7/11-15/04
9/9-13/05
12/2-6/05
1/20-25/06
9/15-19/06
10/5-8/06
7/9-17/07
10/10-13/08
6/12-16/09
8/27-31/09 CBS
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10
1

Always
7
4
5
6
4
3
3
4
7
6
4
5
8
5
7
7
6
5
4
6
6
3
7
1
2
2
2
3
2
1
3
2
10
5
5
5
5
4
4
3
2
5
1
2
2
1
3
2
3
4
1
2

Most
29
30
35
29
28
26
22
35
43
38
41
41
41
37
42
37
35
35
40
38
32
22
40
22
22
20
16
17
23
22
23
24
45
42
41
33
33
32
36
26
30
27
26
26
22
16
17
21
16
16
17
19

Some
55
58
52
62
62
64
69
57
46
51
51
49
42
54
46
52
54
55
52
53
53
70
50
72
73
76
77
75
70
72
71
70
42
49
51
57
57
60
56
63
65
63
65
66
71
74
73
68
74
70
73
67

Never(vol.)
5
5
4
3
2
3
2
2
1
1
1
3
7
1
3
2
2
2
2
1
4
2
2
3
3
2
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
2
2
4
4
3
3
6
2
4
6
4
5
9
6
7
7
8
8
11

DK/NA
4
3
5
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
2
1
5
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1

Always/
Most
36
33
40
35
33
30
26
39
51
44
46
47
49
42
49
43
42
41
44
44
38
25
46
23
24
22
18
20
25
23
26
26
55
47
46
38
38
36
40
29
32
32
27
28
24
17
20
23
19
20
18
21

Some/
Never
60
64
56
62
64
68
71
58
46
53
51
50
49
55
49
54
56
57
54
54
57
73
52
75
75
78
81
79
73
76
74
73
44
51
53
61
61
63
59
69
67
67
71
70
76
83
79
75
81
78
81
78

Question read: How much of the time do you think you can trust the government to do what's right—just about always, most of the time, only some

time, or none of the time?
2
Question read: How much do you trust the government in Washington to do what is right— just about always, most of the time, only some of the time,
or almost never?

- 14 -

28. If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer
services, or a bigger government providing more services?

10/15-18/91
2/22-25/96
9/14-18/99 CBS
10/29-31/00* CBS
11/1-4/00*
1/15-17/01 CBS
10/25-28/01
1/21-24/02
7/13-27/03
11/10-13/03 CBS
3/28-4/2/08
4/1-5/09
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

Smaller
42
61
46
57
55
51
52
46
48
45
43
48
56
50
48
55

Bigger
43
30
43
32
32
36
43
40
40
42
43
41
34
37
41
36

Depends(vol.)
7
4
5
5
4
5
4
3
5
4
4
5
4
5
6
4

DK/NA
8
5
6
6
9
8
2
10
8
9
10
7
6
8
6
4

29. How important is reducing government spending to you — is it the single most
important issue, or it is important but so are other issues, or is it not important to
you?

10/21-26/10

Single most
important
21

Important but
so are others
66

Not important
9

DK/NA
4

30. If you had to choose, which ONE of the following programs would you be willing to
reduce in order to cut government spending — education, national security, health care,
or Social Security and Medicare? ASKED OF THOSE WHO SAID “SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT” OR “IMPORTANT BUT SO
ARE OTHERS” TO Q29.

10/21-26/10

Education
7

National security
29

Health care
25

Social Security
& Medicare
13

DK/NA
26

31. Thinking back to when Barack Obama took office, is the condition of the national
economy today better than you expected it would be at this point in his presidency, worse
than you expected it would be, or about what you expected it would be?

10/21-26/10

Better
11

Worse
36

About expected
51

DK/NA
2

32. Which comes closer to your view? 1. The current economic downturn is temporary and
eventually the economy will fully recover, OR 2. The current economic downturn is part of
a long-term permanent decline and the economy will never fully recover.

10/21-26/10

Temporary downturn
68

Permanent and won't recover
28

- 15 -

DK/NA
4

33. Who do you think is mostly to blame for the current state of the nation's economy —
1. the Bush administration, 2. the Obama administration, 3. Wall Street and financial
institutions, 4. Congress, or 5. someone else? ANSWER OPTIONS WERE ROTATED.

Bush administration
Obama administration
Wall Street and financial institutions
Congress
Someone else
All of the above (vol.)
Combination (vol.)
DK/NA

4/15/09
33
2
21
11
7
7
14
4

- 16 -

7/2428/09
30
4
29
12
7
6
11
2

2/510/10
31
7
23
13
5
9
10
1

4/512/10
32
4
22
10
7
9
13
2

9/1014/10
37
5
21
11
8
4
11
2

10/2126/10
30
8
22
13
8
7
11
2

35.

In general, is your opinion of the Republican party favorable or not favorable?

QUESTIONS 35 AND 36 WERE ROTATED.

12/85 NYT
11/88B
1/90
4/90
6/91
5/92 CBS
6/92
7/92*
8/92*
1/94
9/94
11/94
11/94 CBS
1/95 CBS
2/95
4/95
8/95
4/96*
8/96*
8/96B* CBS
8/96C*
8/96D* CBS
9/96*
1/97
12/98
12/17/98
12/19/98
12/20/98
1/99 CBS
1/99
2/99 CBS
6/99 CBS
9/99 CBS
11/99
2/00
5/00*
7/00B*
9/00D*
11/00L
3/8-12/01
6/14-18/01
1/21-24/02
7/13-16/02
10/3-5/02
10/27-31/02

Fav
58
57
63
58
62
46
49
46
47
52
52
54
59
53
54
54
54
43
46
47
52
48
48
50
42
33
36
36
38
41
40
41
43
48
49
53
54
49
49
54
46
58
53
53
57

Not fav
29
34
28
34
28
45
43
47
48
36
36
39
33
38
37
40
37
51
47
43
42
43
44
41
51
57
59
58
55
52
49
47
45
43
41
40
41
44
44
39
47
33
38
39
35

DK/NA
14
10
9
8
10
9
8
7
5
12
10
7
8
9
8
6
9
7
7
10
6
9
7
9
8
10
5
6
7
8
11
12
12
9
10
8
5
7
7
7
8
9
9
8
8

11/20-24/02
1/19-22/03
5/9-12/03
7/13-27/03
9/28-10/1/03
12/10-13/03
12/14-16/03
1/12-15/04
3/10-14/04
7/11-15/04
10/14-17/04
11/18-21/04
1/14-18/05
12/2-6/05
1/20-25/06
3/9-12/06 CBS
4/6-9/06 CBS
5/4-8/06
7/21-25/06
9/15-19/06
10/5-8/06
10/27-31/06
2/23-27/07
3/7-11/07
5/18-23/07
7/9-17/07
12/5-9/07
4/25-29/08
10/10-13/08
10/19-22/08
4/1-5/09
6/12-16/09
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
5/20-24/10
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

- 17 -

Fav
51
50
53
46
51
47
53
48
49
47
47
49
49
42
44
36
40
37
43
41
39
36
34
34
38
38
33
33
37
36
31
28
35
38
33
34
41

Not fav
39
41
40
45
43
44
39
43
43
47
46
46
44
50
51
58
53
57
51
52
54
56
56
58
56
56
59
58
54
60
58
58
57
53
55
56
52

DK/NA
10
9
7
9
5
9
9
8
8
5
7
5
7
8
5
6
7
6
6
8
7
7
10
8
5
5
7
9
9
4
11
14
8
9
12
10
7

36. In general, is your opinion of the Democratic party favorable or not favorable?
QUESTIONS 35 AND 36 WERE ROTATED.

12/85 NYT
11/88B
1/90
4/90
6/91
5/92 CBS
6/92
7/92*
8/92*
1/94
9/94
11/94
11/94 CBS
1/95 CBS
2/95
4/95
8/95
4/96*
8/96*
8/96B* CBS
8/96C*
8/96D* CBS
9/96*
1/97
12/98
12/17/98
12/19/98
12/20/98
1/99 CBS
1/99
2/99
6/99
9/99
11/99
2/00
5/00*
7/00B*
9/00D*
11/00L
3/8-12/01
6/14-18/01
1/21-24/02
7/13-16/02
10/3-5/02
10/27-31/02*

Fav
59
54
58
54
52
46
49
49
57
49
48
44
40
47
47
48
47
46
55
52
53
57
56
55
56
56
65
60
61
56
57
51
53
52
61
54
56
58
56
55
56
58
53
53
55

Not fav
27
36
32
35
34
43
40
43
37
40
44
48
52
47
45
45
45
47
39
39
40
36
39
39
36
35
31
34
32
37
32
36
37
39
31
40
39
36
37
38
36
34
36
39
38

DK/NA
14
10
10
11
13
10
11
8
6
12
8
8
8
6
8
7
8
6
6
9
6
7
5
7
8
8
5
5
7
6
11
13
10
9
9
6
5
6
7
7
9
8
11
8
7

11/20-24/02
1/19-22/03
5/9-12/03
7/13-27/03
9/28-10/1/03
12/10-13/03
12/14-16/03
1/12-15/04
3/10-14/04
7/11-15/04
10/14-17/04
11/18-21/04
1/14-18/05
12/2-6/05
1/20-25/06
3/9-12/06 CBS
4/6-9/06 CBS
5/4-8/06
7/21-25/06
9/15-16/06
10/5-8/06
10/27-31/06
2/23-27/07
3/7-11/07
5/18-23/07
7/9-17/07
12/5-9/07
4/25-29/08
10/10-13/08
10/19-22/08
4/1-5/09
6/12-16/09
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
5/20-24/10
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

- 18 -

Fav
45
52
46
49
53
55
51
54
51
55
52
54
51
46
53
47
48
55
52
52
52
49
48
47
53
52
48
52
52
56
56
57
42
42
37
45
46

Not fav
44
39
45
42
39
36
39
36
41
38
40
39
41
43
40
46
43
37
41
40
40
40
41
43
42
41
44
41
38
40
34
32
51
50
54
48
48

DK/NA
11
9
9
9
7
9
10
10
9
7
8
6
8
10
7
7
9
8
7
8
8
10
11
9
5
7
8
8
10
5
10
11
8
8
9
8
6

37. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you
heard enough about Barack Obama yet to have an opinion?

Favorable
1/1-3/07 CBS
28
1/18-21/07* CBS
29
3/7-11/07
39
3/26-27/07 CBS
31
4/9-12/07* CBS
36
5/18-23/07*
34
6/26-28/07* CBS
40
7/9-17/07
36
7/9-17/07*
37
8/8-12/07* CBS
36
9/4-9/07*
35
2/20-24/08*
45
3/15-18/08* CBS
44
3/28-4/2/08*
43
4/25-29/08*
39
5/1-3/08*
44
5/30-6/3/08* CBS
41
7/7-14/08*
39
7/31-8/5/08* CBS
37
8/15-19/08*
39
9/12-16/08*
45
9/21-24/08*
43
9/27-30/08* CBS
48
10/3-5/08* CBS
46
10/10-13/08*
50
10/19-22/08*
52
10/25-29/08*
51
10/31-11/2/08* CBS
50
12/4-8/08 CBS
55
1/11-15/09
60
4/22-26/09
54
7/24-28/09
50
2/5-10/10
39
4/5-12/10
43
10/1-5/10 CBS
42
10/21-26/10
40

Not fav.
10
9
18
17
18
21
22
20
21
20
21
23
28
24
34
30
31
31
32
32
35
30
32
34
32
31
34
35
12
9
18
23
34
33
39
36

Undecided
14
20
20
21
25
25
22
25
24
27
29
23
20
25
21
20
22
24
25
25
16
22
17
16
15
15
13
12
24
22
15
16
19
17
15
18

Haven’t
heard enough
47
41
23
30
21
20
15
19
18
17
14
9
8
8
5
6
5
4
5
4
3
4
3
3
2
2
2
1
7
8
12
11
6
7
3
4

Refused
1
1

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

38. Is your opinion of Michelle Obama favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you
heard enough about Michelle Obama yet to have an opinion?

4/25-29/08*
7/7-14/08*
8/29-31/08* CBS
10/19-22/08*
1/11-15/09
2/18-22/09
3/12-16/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
9/19-23/09
8/20-24/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

Favorable
22
29
41
36
46
49
53
50
67
50
45
41

Not
Fav
19
16
21
16
7
5
7
5
3
7
11
15

Undecided
12
17
16
17
18
13
16
13
12
15
22
17

- 19 -

Haven’t
heard enough
46
37
22
29
27
31
22
29
18
26
19
24

Refused
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
1
2
3
3

39. Is your opinion of Nancy Pelosi favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you
heard enough about Nancy Pelosi yet to have an opinion?

10/27-31/06
1/1-3/07 CBS
1/18-21/07 CBS
4/9-12/07 CBS
2/2-4/09 CBS
3/12-16/09 CBS
3/18-21/10 CBS
10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

Not
Favorable
17
12
15
21
30
35
37
44
43

Favorable
10
14
15
16
10
18
11
15
15

Undecided
16
15
22
13
17
19
15
18
15

Haven’t heard
enough
55
59
47
49
41
28
36
22
25

Refused
1
1
1
2
1
1
2

40. Is your opinion of John Boehner favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you
heard enough about John Boehner yet to have an opinion?

10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10

Not
Favorable
15
14

Favorable
8
7

Undecided
17
16

Haven’t heard
enough
59
60

Refused
1
3

41. Do you think Barack Obama does or does not have a clear plan for creating jobs?

2/5-10/10
6/16-20/10
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

Does
39
34
38
42

Does not
56
54
53
53

DK/NA
5
12
9
5

42. If Barack Obama supported a candidate for political office in your area, would that
make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate,
or wouldn't it affect how you voted one way or another?

10/1-5/10 CBS
10/21-26/10*

More likely
15
14

Less likely
31
24

Wouldn't affect vote
52
61

DK/NA
2
1

43. How much progress has Barack Obama made in making health care affordable for all
Americans — a lot, some, not much or none at all?

10/21-26/10

A lot
12

Some
35

Not much
22

None at all
25

DK/NA
7

44. How much progress has Barack Obama made in improving the nation's economy — a lot,
some, not much or none at all?

10/21-26/10

A lot
7

Some
35

Not much
27

None at all
28

DK/NA
2

45. How much progress has Barack Obama made in ending the war in Iraq — a lot, some, not
much or none at all?

10/21-26/10

A lot
22

Some
40

Not much
19

- 20 -

None at all
15

DK/NA
3

46. How much progress has Barack Obama made in the war in Afghanistan — a lot, some, not
much or none at all?

10/21-26/10

A lot
9

Some
41

Not much
27

None at all
20

DK/NA
3

47. Compared to the way the news media have treated other presidents, have the news media
been harder on Barack Obama, easier on Barack Obama, or have they treated him the same as
other presidents?
4/25-29/08* 1
5/1-3/08* 1
5/3-6/3/08* CBS 1
7/31-8/5/08 CBS 1
9/5-7/08* CBS 1
4/22-26/09
10/21-26/10
1

Harder
22
27
21
20
18
18
25

Easier
24
22
24
33
36
40
32

Same
51
48
51
41
44
38
39

DK/NA
2
3
4
6
2
4
4

Question read: “…other candidates?”

48. IF “HARDER” TO Q47, ASK: Why do you think the news media have been harder on
Barack Obama than other presidents?
He is black; because of his race; prejudice
People expected too much from him
He inherited problems from Bush but is taking blame for them
Because of lack of jobs; state of economy is bad
A lot of media is owned by/influenced by Republicans
Don’t like him (general)
Other
DK/NA

10/21-26/10
10
4
2
2
1
1
3
2

49. Compared to the way Republicans in Congress have treated other Democratic
presidents, have the Republicans in Congress been harder on Barack Obama, easier on
Barack Obama, or have they treated him the same as other Democratic presidents?

10/21-26/10

Harder
41

Easier
7

Same
45

- 21 -

DK/NA
7

50. IF “HARDER” TO Q49, ASK: Why do you think the Republicans in Congress have been
harder on Barack Obama than other Democratic presidents?
10/21-26/10
He is black; because of his race; prejudice; discrimination
9
He is a Democrat
2
He is new; has new ideas
7
People expected too much from him
1
He inherited problems from Bush but is taking blame for them
1
Because of lack of jobs; state of economy is bad
2
He is different
1
Republicans lost presidential election; aren’t in power and want to be
3
They want to see him fail
1
Partisan politics; party loyalty
3
The Republicans are campaigning against him to win election
1
They are angry (general)
1
Other
4
DK/NA
5
51. Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican
Democratic party is more likely to improve the health care system?
6/91
11/93
1/94
10/98B
1/99
11/99
7/00B*
9/00D*
1/21-24/02
7/13-16/02
10/3-5/02
5/9-12/03
5/4-8/06
2/23-27/07
4/25-29/08
10/10-13/08
3/12-16/09 CBS
6/12-16/09
2/5-10/10
10/21-26/10

Republican
22
22
20
24
25
28
28
27
28
22
22
29
19
19
19
18
18
18
27
28

Democratic
51
47
59
57
59
54
52
53
51
58
62
51
62
62
63
55
65
57
44
46

Both(vol.)
7
12
2
3
2
3
7
3
5
4
4
3
2
1
1
2
1
2
3
1

- 22 -

Neither(vol.)
4
4
7
3
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
6
6
8
9
11
8
8
15
11

party
DK/NA
17
14
12
13
9
10
9
12
11
11
9
11
10
9
8
14
8
15
10
15

or

the

52. Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican party or the
Democratic party is more likely to create new jobs?
Republican
5/9-12/03
32
7/13-27/03
31
11/10-12/03* CBS 31
12/10-13/03
31
12/14-16/03
35
7/11-15/04
33
12/4-8/09
31
2/5-10/10
36
9/10-14/10*
38
10/21-26/10
39

Democratic
54
51
45
51
46
54
42
42
44
37

Both(vol.)
3
2
2
4
2
3
3
5
1
2

Neither(vol.)
3
5
7
3
1
3
11
8
8
8

DK/NA
8
11
15
12
16
8
12
9
8
15

53. Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican party or the Democratic
party is more likely to reduce the federal budget deficit?

9/30-10/4/84*
12/14-18/85 NYT1
7/31-8/3/88* 2
6/3-6/91
1/15-17/94
8/5-9/95
8/16-18/96*
9/10-14/10*
10/21-26/10
1
2

Republican
43
45
30
36
37
50
50
42
43

Democratic
30
28
41
28
34
23
29
34
32

Both(vol.)
1
4
1
17
3
2
2
2
1

Neither(vol.)
10
10
12
2
13
12
12
14
11

DK/NA
16
14
15
17
13
12
8
7
12

Question read: “. . . is more likely to reduce the federal budget deficit?”
Question read: “. . . will do a better job of reducing the federal budget deficit?”

54. In general, when Republicans in Congress oppose legislation, is it mostly because of
an honest disagreement about policy or is it mostly for political reasons? QUESTIONS 54 AND 55
WERE ROTATED.

10/21-26/10

Honest disagreement
16

Political reasons
75

DK/NA
9

55. In general, when Democrats in Congress oppose legislation, is it mostly because of an
honest disagreement about policy or is it mostly for political reasons? QUESTIONS 54 AND 55
WERE ROTATED.

10/21-26/10

Honest disagreement
17

Political reasons
72

DK/NA
11

58. The Obama administration has proposed letting the tax cuts passed in 2001 expire for
households earning about $250,000 a year or more. This would increase federal income
taxes for those people. Do you think this proposal is a good idea or a bad idea?

2/5-10/10
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

Good idea
62
53
48

Bad idea
31
38
43

DK/NA
7
8
9

- 23 -

59. Do you think Congress should repeal the health care law that was passed in March, or
should they let it stand?

10/21-26/10

Repeal law
41

Let stand
45

DK/NA
14

60. IF REPEAL TO Q59, ASK: What if repealing the law meant that insurance companies
were no longer required to cover people with existing medical conditions or prior
illnesses, then do you think the law should be repealed, or not?

10/21-26/10

Should be repealed
25

Should not
14

DK/NA
3

61. If it were necessary to keep the Social Security program paying benefits as it does
now, would you favor or oppose raising the age at which a person can retire and receive
full Social Security benefits?

10/21-26/10

Favor
42

Oppose
54

DK/NA
4

62. If it were necessary to keep the Social Security program paying benefits as it does
now, would you favor or oppose reducing Social Security retirement benefits for future
retirees?

10/21-26/10

Favor
23

Oppose
71

DK/NA
7

63. Which comes closer to your view: People receiving Social Security benefits should get
an increase each year because prices are always going up OR people receiving Social
Security benefits should get an increase only in years where prices have risen
substantially?

10/21-26/10

Increase every year
45

Increase only when
prices have risen
51

DK/NA
4

64. As you may know, Congress recently decided that people who receive Social Security
benefits will not be getting an increase in 2011. Do you approve or disapprove of Social
Security recipients not getting an increase in 2011?

10/21-26/10

Approve
38

Disapprove
57

DK/NA
5

66. How much have you heard or read about the Republican "Pledge to America," which
outlines the ideas of the Republicans in Congress — a lot, some, not much or nothing at
all?

10/21-26/10

A lot
8

Some
24

Not much
29

- 24 -

Nothing
35

DK/NA
3

67. If the Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November do
you think they will try to repeal the health care law passed this year or won't they try
to repeal the health care law?
9/10-14/10*1
10/21-26/10
1

Will try
72
77

Won't try
17
9

DK/NA
11
14

Question read: “If the Republicans win control of Congress…”

68. If the Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November do
you think they will try to make permanent the tax cuts on households earning about
$250,000 a year or more or won't they try to make those tax cuts permanent?
1

9/10-14/10*
10/21-26/10
1

Will try
63
59

Won't try
22
23

DK/NA
15
17

Question read: “If the Republicans win control of Congress…”

69. If the Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November, do
you think Barack Obama will try to work with Republicans in Congress in order to get
things done, or won't he?

10/21-26/10

Work with Republicans
72

Not work with Republicans
22

DK/NA
6

70. If the Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November, do
you think they will try to work with Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress in order to
get things done, or won't they?

10/21-26/10

Work with
Obama and Dems
46

Not work with
Obama and Dems
45

DK/NA
9

71. Which do you think Barack Obama SHOULD do — compromise some of his positions in order
to get things done, or stick to his positions even if it means not getting as much done?

2/5-10/10
10/21-26/10

Compromise
72
69

Stick to positions
22
22

Depends(vol.)
3
3

DK/NA
3
5

72. Which do you think the Republicans in Congress SHOULD do — compromise some of their
positions in order to get things done, or stick to their positions even if it means not
getting as much done? QUESTIONS 72-73 WERE ROTATED.

2/5-10/10
10/21-26/10

Compromise
74
78

Stick to positions
22
15

Depends(vol.)
2
3

DK/NA
3
4

73. Which do you think the Democrats in Congress SHOULD do — compromise some of their
positions in order to get things done, or stick to their positions even if it means not
getting as much done? QUESTIONS 72-73 WERE ROTATED.

10/21-26/10

Compromise
76

Stick to positions
17

- 25 -

Depends(vol.)
3

DK/NA
4

76. Is your opinion of the Tea Party movement favorable, not favorable, undecided, or
haven't you heard enough about the Tea Party movement yet to have an opinion?

4/5-12/10
5/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

Favorable
21
22
20
24

Not fav.
18
20
25
26

Undecided
14
21
18
21

Haven’t
heard enough
46
36
36
27

Refused
2
1
1
1

77. Regardless of your overall opinion, do you think the views of the people involved in
the Tea Party movement generally reflect the views of most Republicans, or not?

10/21-26/10

Reflect most Republicans
40

Do not
36

Both/Some(vol.)
2

DK/NA
22

78. If a political candidate said they were part of the Tea Party movement would that
make you more likely to support that candidate, less likely, or wouldn't that make a
difference to you?

9/10-14/10*
10/21-26/10*

More likely
14
12

Less likely
28
28

No difference
49
55

- 26 -

Depends(vol.)
4
2

DK/NA
5
3

81. What is your impression of how the war in Afghanistan is going for the United States
right now - very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly, or very badly?
10/25-28/011
12/7-10/011
1/5-6/02 CBS1
1/15-17/02 CBS1
1/21-24/021
5/13-14/02 CBS
6/18-20/02 CBS
7/8-9/02 CBS
9/2-5/02
9/22-23/02 CBS
3/20-24/03
8/15-19/08
9/21-24/08
12/4-8/08 CBS
3/12-16/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
6/12-16/09
7/9-12/09 CBS
7/24-28/09
8/27-31/09 CBS
9/19-23/09
11/13-16/09 CBS
12/4-8/09
3/19-21/10 CBS
5/20-24/10 CBS
7/9-12/10 CBS
8/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

Very well
25
51
43
40
38
18
14
13
14
19
30
3
2
2
3
3
1
2
2
3
2
3
4
1
3
2
2
2
2
3

Somewhat well
58
42
49
49
51
55
51
54
58
53
46
25
29
25
30
33
37
28
34
30
35
32
19
29
38
38
29
35
36
35

Somewhat badly
11
4
4
6
7
17
21
21
16
20
11
40
32
44
36
37
40
40
40
39
34
38
42
43
31
37
41
38
34
36

Very badly
2
1
2
2
2
3
8
7
3
3
3
18
23
18
21
15
13
15
15
18
18
15
27
17
20
12
21
14
21
19

DK/NA
4
2
2
3
2
7
6
5
8
5
11
14
13
11
10
12
9
15
9
10
11
12
8
9
8
11
7
11
7
8

1

Question read “What is your impression of how the war is going for the United States right now - very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly, or very
badly?

82. As you may know, Barack Obama has announced that he will begin bringing U.S. troops
home from Afghanistan starting in the middle of 2011. Do you think the U.S. should begin
withdrawing troops regardless of whether the war is going well, or do you think
withdrawal should only begin after the U.S. has made clear progress in winning the war?

10/21-26/10

Withdrawal should begin
53

Only if progress made
42

- 27 -

DK/NA
6

83. Do you think race relations in the United States are generally good or generally bad?

5/22-24/90
5/6-8/92
3/28-31/93
3/27-28/96 CBS
12/4-5/96 CBS
1/30-2/1/97 CBS
6/10-11/97 CBS
2/6-10/00 CBS
6/21-29/00 NYT
3/28-4/2/08
7/7-14/08
4/22-26/09
10/21-26/10

Generally good
41
25
37
35
35
40
38
52
57
55
53
66
61

Generally bad
50
68
56
53
52
54
52
38
30
36
37
22
33

DK/NA
8
7
7
12
13
6
10
10
13
9
10
12
6

84. In general, who do you think has a better chance of getting ahead in today’s society
— white people, black people, or do white people and black people have about an equal
chance of getting ahead?

12/6-9/97
2/6-10/00 CBS
6/21-29/00 NYT
7/7-14/08
10/25-29/08
4/22-26/09
6/12-16/09
4/5-12/10
10/21-26/10

White people
43
33
36
39
26
29
30
31
33

Black people
5
5
6
6
4
6
6
4
4

Equal
46
59
55
51
64
60
60
60
59

DK/NA
6
3
4
5
6
5
7
5
4

85. Do you favor or oppose allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military?
Do you favor/oppose that strongly or not so strongly?

10/21-26/10

Favor
strongly
46

Favor not
so strongly
16

Oppose
strongly
19

Oppose not
so strongly
9

DK/NA
11

87. When it comes to reforming the way political candidates raise and spend money, how
important is it that the amount of money campaigns can spend be limited — very important,
somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?

10/21-26/10

Very
58

Somewhat
28

Not too
5

- 28 -

Not at all
4

DK/NA
4

88. How important is it that campaigns be required by law to disclose how much money they
have raised, where that money came from, and how they have spent the money — very
important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?

10/21-26/10

Very
81

Somewhat
11

Not too
4

Not at all
2

DK/NA
3

89. Currently, groups not affiliated with a candidate are able to spend unlimited amounts
of money on advertisements during a political campaign. Do you think this kind of
spending should be limited by law, or should it remain unlimited?

10/21-26/10

Should be limited
72

Should remain unlimited
20

DK/NA
7

91. Compared to two years ago, is your family's financial situation better today, worse
today, or about the same?

9/8-11/94
10/16-18/94 CBS
10/29-11/1/94
10/26-28/98
7/13-16/02
10/3-5/02
10/27-31/02
1/19-23/03
5/9-12/03
7/8-9/03 CBS
8/11-12/03 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

Better
26
23
33
44
23
23
23
22
22
22
19
17
12

Worse
22
24
19
13
30
33
29
24
29
27
34
39
42

About the same
51
52
48
42
46
44
48
53
49
51
46
43
45

- 29 -

DK/NA
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

92. How concerned are you that in the next 12 months you or someone else in your
household might be out of work and looking for a job — very concerned, somewhat
concerned, or not concerned at all?

3/31-4/2/96
9/2-4/96
10/3-5/02
4/23-27/04
5/20-23/04 CBS
6/23-27/04
9/12-16/04
10/14-15/04*
6/10-15/05
9/12-16/08
10/10-13/08
10/19-22/08
10/25-29/08
1/11-15/09
2/2-4/09 CBS
2/18-22/09
3/12-15/09 CBS
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
6/12-16/09
7/9-12/09 CBS
7/24-28/09
8/27-31/09 CBS
9/19-23/09
12/4-10/09 CBS
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
4/28-5/2/10
6/16-20/10
7/9-12/10 CBS
8/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

Very
37
21
31
33
31
28
30
20
20
21
23
35
37
30
44
38
30
44
32
36
40
36
26
30
20
31
36
34
32
31
40
40
36

Somewhat
25
26
20
25
29
27
26
26
18
23
28
26
31
32
28
26
30
26
26
28
29
26
28
28
37
26
26
30
25
29
30
22
26

Not at all
37
51
48
41
40
45
44
54
61
56
49
38
32
38
27
35
39
30
42
35
30
38
45
42
43
41
37
35
41
39
29
37
38

DK/NA
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
-

93. How concerned are you that in the next 12 months you will lose your home to eviction
or foreclosure — very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not concerned at all?

10/21-26/10

Very
14

Somewhat
13

Not at all
72

DK/NA
-

94. In the last 3 years, have you or has someone you know been threatened with
foreclosure or eviction for not paying the mortgage or rent, or not? IF YES, ASK: Did
that result in the loss of the home, or not?

10/21-26/10

Yes, lost home
26

Yes, didn't lose home
15

- 30 -

No
57

DK/NA
2

95. Do you consider yourself to be a supporter of the Tea Party movement, or not?
Yes
18
20
27
29
19
24

4/5-12/10
5/20-24/10 CBS
7/9-12/10 CBS
8/20-24/10 CBS
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

No
62
59
56
54
63
63

DK/NA
19
21
17
17
19
14

96. Do you or does anyone in your household receive Social Security payments, or not?
Yes
37

10/21-26/10

No
63

DK/NA
-

99. Are you currently employed - either full-time or part-time — or are you temporarily
out of work, or are you not in the market for work at all? IF NOT IN MARKET FOR WORK,
ASK: Are you currently retired, or not?

10/21-26/10

Currently
employed
58

Temporarily
out of work
11

Not in the
market for work
14

Retired
17

DK/NA
-

Did you vote in the 2008 presidential election, did something prevent you from voting, or
did you choose not to vote? IF VOTED, ASK: Did you vote for Barack Obama, John McCain,
or someone else?
Voted, won’t
Obama
McCain Someone else
say whom(vol.)
Didn't vote
DK/NA
10/21-26/10*
41
28
5
2
22
2
Did you vote for U.S. House of Representatives in the elections held in 2006, did
something prevent you from voting, or did you choose not to vote for U.S. House of
Representatives in 2006? IF VOTED, ASK: In the election for U.S. House of
Representatives, did you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate
in your district?

Prevented from voting
Chose not to vote
Yes, voted Republican
Yes, voted Democratic
Yes, voted something else (vol.)
DK/NA

10/21-26/10*
16
25
24
26
1
8

Some people think of themselves as evangelical or born again Christians.
think of yourself in either of these ways?

10/21-26/10

Yes
32

No
65

Do you ever

DK/NA
2

What is your religious preference today?

10/21-26/10

Protestant
50

Catholic
19

Jewish
1

Muslim
1

Other
7

None
18

DK/NA
5

Are you now married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married?

10/21-26/10

Married
52

Widowed
6

Divorced
12

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Separated
2

Never
married
26

DK/NA
1

Generally speaking, do you usually consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what?

1/92A
1/92B
2/92A
2/92B
3/92
4/92
5/92A
6/92
7/92
7/92B
8/92A
8/92D
8/92E
9/92A
10/92A
10/92C
10/92D
10/92E
12/92
1/93
2/93
3/93
5/93A
6/93A
6/93B
9/93
11/93
1/94
2/94
3/94
4/94
7/94
9/94
11/94
12/94
2/95
4/95
8/95
9/95
10/95
12/95
12/95
1/96
2/96
4/96
6/96
6/96 NYT
7/96
8/96
8/96C
9/96
10/96
10/96C
11/96
12/96
1/97
4/97
1/98
1/98B
2/98
4/98
6/98
7/98
8/98
9/98B
9/98C
10/98A
10/98B
12/98
1/99
4/99
11/99
2/00
5/00
7/00B
9/00A
9/00D
10/00
11/00

Rep
29
28
32
30
30
30
30
33
29
26
28
27
28
28
29
29
28
28
28
30
28
26
29
29
31
26
29
30
28
30
32
27
28
31
31
30
30
30
28
31
32
27
29
30
31
27
26
31
32
30
29
28
28
28
28
29
29
27
26
31
28
28
28
26
26
27
24
27
27
25
30
28
28
31
31
31
28
29
27

Dem
35
32
37
33
38
38
33
33
34
38
33
32
35
34
35
36
37
38
39
36
36
37
34
34
37
36
38
30
33
34
32
35
36
34
32
33
30
35
33
35
35
33
35
35
36
39
37
34
41
34
36
40
37
38
39
32
36
34
35
32
31
32
35
37
35
35
37
39
37
37
34
37
37
34
36
33
37
35
36

Ind
31
35
27
32
27
27
31
29
32
28
33
33
29
33
31
31
31
29
28
28
30
30
29
32
27
32
29
34
32
29
30
31
34
29
29
32
34
29
30
27
26
33
31
31
28
29
32
29
24
28
29
25
27
28
24
33
26
30
31
30
33
30
30
29
31
32
32
28
30
33
28
30
28
27
26
27
27
30
29

DK/NA
5
5
4
5
5
5
6
5
5
8
5
8
8
5
5
5
4
5
5
6
6
7
8
5
5
6
4
6
7
7
6
6
3
6
7
5
6
6
9
7
6
7
5
4
5
5
5
6
3
8
6
7
7
7
9
6
8
8
7
8
8
10
7
8
7
6
7
6
6
5
7
5
6
7
7
9
8
7
9

3/8-12/01
6/14-18/01
10/25-28/01
12/7-10/01
1/21-24/02
4/28-5/1/02
7/13-16/02
9/2-5/02
10/3-5/02
10/27-31/02
11/20-24/02
1/19-22/03
2/10-12/03
3/7-9/03
4/11-13/03
7/13-27/03
9/28-10/1/03
12/10-13/03
12/14-15/03
1/12-15/04
3/10-14/04
4/23-27/04
6/23-27/04
7/11-15/04
9/12-16/04
10/1-3/04
10/14-17/04
10/28-30/04
11/18-21/04
1/14-18/05
2/24-28/05
6/10-15/05
9/9-13/05
12/2-6/05
1/20-25/06
5/4-8/06
7/21-25/06
8/17-21/06
9/15-19/06
10/5-8/06
10/27-31/06
2/24-27/07
3/7-11/07
4/20-24/07
5/18-23/07
7/9-17/07
7/20-22/07
9/4-8/07
12/5-9/07
1/9-12/08
2/20-24/08
3/28-4/2/08
4/25-29/08
5/1-3/08
7/7-14/08
8/15-20/08
9/12-16/08
9/21-24/08
10/10-13/08
10/19-22/08
10/25-29/08
1/11-15/09
2/18-22/09
4/1-5/09
4/22-26/09
6/12-16/09
7/24-28/09
9/19-23/09
12/4-8/09
2/5-10/10
4/5-12/10
4/28-5/2/10
6/16-20/10
9/10-14/10
10/21-26/10

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Rep
31
27
32
30
28
33
28
29
27
31
29
29
28
29
31
27
31
27
28
28
31
29
29
29
33
29
30
30
29
31
29
28
26
28
29
25
31
30
30
30
28
25
27
24
29
28
24
31
26
28
27
26
27
29
26
29
28
28
28
26
30
21
26
23
20
24
20
22
27
28
28
25
24
25
28

Dem
35
36
37
32
34
37
34
35
38
34
32
32
34
32
30
32
35
33
31
32
30
35
35
37
31
34
34
35
36
34
36
34
36
32
34
37
33
35
32
35
35
35
35
34
37
34
32
32
35
40
38
41
37
39
37
37
39
34
36
41
37
39
36
39
38
38
34
37
36
30
31
34
34
35
37

Ind
29
30
23
30
31
23
33
26
28
28
31
33
31
30
32
34
30
35
35
33
32
29
29
30
29
28
29
30
30
28
29
31
28
33
33
34
30
27
32
30
31
33
33
36
32
34
36
33
31
27
29
27
31
27
31
26
26
32
29
28
27
31
32
30
36
31
39
33
29
37
33
31
33
33
31

DK/NA
5
7
8
8
7
8
5
10
7
7
8
6
6
9
6
7
4
6
6
8
7
7
7
4
7
10
7
6
5
8
6
6
9
7
4
4
5
8
5
6
7
6
6
6
3
4
9
5
8
5
6
6
5
5
6
8
7
6
7
5
5
8
5
7
6
8
7
7
8
5
7
10
9
7
4

How would you describe your views on most political matters? Generally, do you think of yourself as liberal,
moderate, or conservative?
Lib
Mod
Con
DK/NA
Lib
Mod
Con
DK/NA
1/92A
19
41
34
6
7/00B
22
43
30
5
1/92B
21
43
30
5
9/00A
20
42
32
6
2/92A
19
39
36
6
9/00D
20
42
32
5
2/92B
20
43
31
6
12/7-10/01
23
39
33
4
3/92
20
47
30
4
1/21-24/02
22
44
29
5
4/92
18
44
33
4
4/28-5/1/02
22
38
35
6
5/92A
21
40
34
4
7/13-16/02
21
44
32
4
6/92
23
39
32
6
9/2-5/02
20
39
36
5
7/92
20
42
32
6
10/3-5/02
18
45
34
3
7/92B
21
41
30
8
10/27-31/02
20
38
37
5
8/92A
20
45
30
6
11/20-24/02
20
44
30
6
8/92D
22
44
27
7
1/19-22/03
19
45
32
3
9/92A
19
46
31
4
2/10-12/03
21
41
35
3
10/92C 22
39
34
5
3/7-9/03
18
45
35
3
10/92D 21
39
33
6
4/11-13/03
19
45
33
3
10/92E 21
40
33
6
7/13-27/03
22
40
34
5
2/92
20
41
34
5
9/28-10/1/03
19
42
34
5
1/93
18
45
32
6
12/10-13/03
20
45
31
4
2/93
23
41
31
5
12/14-15/03
19
39
37
5
3/93
22
39
34
5
1/12-15/04
20
43
31
5
5/93A
21
41
33
5
3/10-14/04
21
40
34
5
6/93A
19
43
32
6
4/23-27/04
22
42
30
6
6/93B
19
44
31
6
6/23-27/04
21
42
32
5
9/93
19
43
34
4
7/11-15/04
22
41
34
3
11/93
21
41
33
5
9/12-16/04
20
40
36
4
1/94
17
44
34
6
10/1-3/04
24
36
35
6
2/94
18
41
34
7
10/14-17/04
19
42
33
6
3/94
21
38
35
5
10/28-30/04
17
42
35
5
4/94
19
42
33
6
11/18-21/04
22
41
33
4
9/94
20
42
35
4
1/14-18/05
20
41
33
6
11/94
20
41
35
4
2/24-28/05
23
38
35
5
12/94
18
40
36
6
6/10-15/05
20
43
33
4
2/95
19
39
37
4
9/9-13/05
18
43
34
5
4/95
19
42
34
5
12/2-6/05
18
45
32
5
8/95
19
40
35
5
1/20-25/06
21
45
30
4
9/95
20
39
33
8
5/4-8/06
25
37
34
4
12/95
32
35
26
6
7/21-25/06
21
39
36
4
12/95
27
33
33
7
8/17-21/06
24
38
33
5
10/95
16
44
34
5
9/15-19/06
17
43
35
4
12/95
17
46
33
4
10/5-8/06
23
39
34
3
12/95
15
46
34
5
10/27-31/06
20
45
30
5
1/96
20
42
35
4
2/24-27/07
20
42
33
6
2/96
17
45
34
4
3/7-11/07
20
40
36
4
4/96
18
47
31
4
4/20-24/07
21
42
33
5
6/96
19
46
29
6
5/18-23/07
20
43
32
5
6/96
16
48
32
4
7/9-17/07
19
44
33
4
7/96
20
42
34
3
7/20-22/07
15
48
31
5
8/96
17
47
30
6
9/4-8/07
22
42
32
4
8/96C
18
43
33
6
12/5-9/07
22
43
31
4
9/96
16
44
34
6
1/9-12/08
25
39
32
4
10/96
16
47
31
7
2/20-24/08
23
41
29
6
10/96C 18
45
32
6
3/28-4/2/08
21
39
34
5
11/96
15
48
32
6
4/25-29/08
22
41
33
4
12/96
17
40
35
8
5/1-3/08
15
49
32
4
1/97
17
46
33
4
7/7-14/08
22
41
32
5
4/97
19
42
34
5
8/15-20/08
24
36
35
5
12/97
21
42
33
5
9/12-16/08
24
39
33
4
1/98
19
40
33
7
9/21-24/08
22
38
36
4
2/98
21
42
33
4
10/10-13/08
18
49
29
4
4/98
18
42
35
5
10/19-22/08
21
39
33
7
6/98
20
39
34
7
10/25-29/08
22
38
33
7
7/98
20
42
33
5
1/11-15/09
21
43
30
6
8/98
21
43
31
5
20
38
36
6
2/18-22/09
9/98
21
41
34
5
4/1-5/09
23
39
31
7
9/98C
21
41
31
6
4/22-26/09
22
42
29
7
10/98B 20
41
33
5
6/12-16/09
27
37
29
7
12/98
20
41
34
5
7/24-28/09
22
41
30
7
1/99
20
45
30
4
9/19-23/09
21
39
36
4
4/99
19
46
29
6
12/4-8/09
21
36
38
5
11/99
22
43
31
5
4/28-5/2/10
21
34
38
6
2/00
21
44
31
4
6/16-20/10
18
42
35
5
5/00
21
41
34
4
9/10-14/10
19
40
36
5
7/00
22
38
33
7
10/21-26/10
19
37
38
5

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How old are you?

10/21-26/10

18-29
24

30-44
28

45-64
32

Over 64
16

Refused
1

What was the last grade in school you completed?

10/21-26/10

Not a
H.S. grad
8

H.S. grad
33

Some
college
32

College
grad
16

Post Grad
11

Refused
1

Are you of Hispanic origin or descent, or not?
10/21-26/10

Hispanic
13

Not Hispanic
86

DK/NA
1

Are you white, black, Asian or some other race?
10/21-26/10

White
76

Black
12

Asian
3

Other
8

Refused
1

Was your total family income in 2009 UNDER or OVER $50,000? IF UNDER, ASK: Was it under
$15,000, between $15,000 and $30,000, or between $30,000 and $50,000? IF OVER, ASK: Was
it between $50,000 and $75,000 or between $75,000 and $100,000 or was it over $100,000?

10/21-26/10

Under
$15,000
8

$15,000$29,999
15

10/21-26/10

Male
48

Female
52

$30,000$49,999
18

$50,000$74,999
24

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$75,000$100,000
12

Over
$100,000
17

Refused
7

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