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Gallup Poll. Nov. 28-29, 2016. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Thinking for a moment about the way in which the president is elected in this country, which would you prefer -- to amend the constitution so the candidate who receives the most total votes nationwide wins the election, or to keep the current system, in which the candidate who wins the most votes in the Electoral College wins the election?" Options rotated

 
    Amend the
constitution
Keep current
system
Neither/
Both (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/28-29/16

49 47 1 3  
 

10/6-9/11

62 35 1 3  
 

10/11-14/04

61 35 1 3  
 

12/15-17/00

59 37 1 3  
 

11/11-12/00

61 35 2 2  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 17-20, 2016. N=1,003 adults nationwide.

             

Asked of those who plan to have Thanksgiving dinner:
"Which of the following best describes the way you feel? I would be eager to talk about politics at this year's Thanksgiving dinner. I dread the thought of having to talk about politics at Thanksgiving dinner." Options rotated

 
    Eager to talk
about politics
Dread the
thought
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

43 53 4    
 

Democrats

33 63 3    
 

Independents

39 57 4    
 

Republicans

58 37 5    

 

Quinnipiac University. Nov. 17-20, 2016. N=1,071 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"For future presidential elections, would you support or oppose changing to a system in which the president is elected by direct popular vote, instead of by the Electoral College?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

53 39 8    
 

Republicans

24 68 9    
 

Democrats

81 10 8    
 

Independents

53 39 8    
             

"Do you support or oppose putting limits on the number of times senators and congressmen can run for office, also known as term limits?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

82 14 3    
             

"Which is closer to your point of view? There is too much political correctness in the United States today. OR, There is too much prejudice in the United States today."

 
    Too much
political
correctness
Too much
prejudice
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/17-20/16

47 48 5    
 

Republicans

80 17 3    
 

Democrats

12 84 4    
 

Independents

48 46 6    
 
 

6/21-27/16

51 44 5    
 

Republicans

86 12 3    
 

Democrats

16 80 4    
 

Independents

50 43 7    

 

Gallup Poll. Sept. 7-11, 2016. N=1,020 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"In your view, do the Republican and Democratic parties do an adequate job of representing the American people, or do they do such a poor job that a third major party is needed?"

 
    Do an
adequate job
Third party
is needed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/7-11/16

37 57 6    
 

9/9-13/15

38 60 3    
 

9/4-7/14

35 58 7    
 

10/3-6/13

26 60 14    
 

9/6-9/12

45 46 9    
 

9/8-11/11

38 55 8    
 

4/20-23/11

40 52 8    
 

8/27-30/10

35 58 7    
 

9/8-11/08

47 47 6    
 

9/14-16/07

39 57 4    
 

7/6-8/07

33 58 10    
 

9/7-10/06

45 48 7    
 

10/10-12/03

56 40 4    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 5-8, 2016. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"How confident are you that the votes for president across the country will be accurately counted this year: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not confident
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

27 36 18 18 1
             

"Thinking about voter fraud like the same person voting multiple times or someone voting who is not eligible do you think this happens very often, somewhat often, occasionally or rarely?"

 
    %        
 

Very often

20        
 

Somewhat often

26        
 

Occasionally

24        
 

Rarely

26        
 

Never (vol.)

1        
 

Unsure

3        

 

CBS News Poll. June 9-13, 2016. N=1,048 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think America is ready to elect a woman president, or not?"

 
    Is
ready
Is not
ready
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

6/9-13/16

79 18 3    
 

Republicans

70 28 1    
 

Democrats

86 10 3    
 

Independents

79 18 4    
 
 

4/30 - 5/3/15

78 20 2    
 

5/30 - 6/2/08

60 36 4    
             

"Do you personally hope that the United States has a woman president in your lifetime, or not?"

 
    Hope
it does
No,
do not
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

6/9-13/16

72 16 13    
 

Republicans

52 28 19    
 

Democrats

85 6 9    
 

Independents

74 15 11    
 
 

5/30 - 6/2/08

63 21 16    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Feb. 24-27, 2016. N=920 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think America is ready for a woman president or not?"

 
    Is ready Is not ready Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/24-27/16

80 19 1    
 
 

Among adults:

 

6/26-29/08

67 32 1    
 

3/26 - 4/2/08

63 35 2    
 

1/14-17/08

65 34 1    
 

12/5-7/06

60 37 4    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Oct. 21-25, 2015. N=1,289 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.
RV = registered voters

             

"Do you consider yourself to be a supporter of the Tea Party movement, or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

10/21-25/15

19 66 15    
 

10/4-8/15

23 68 9    
 

9/9-13/15

22 64 14    
 

7/14-19/15

18 61 21    
 

5/28-31/15

20 71 9    
 

4/30 - 5/3/15

18 70 11    
 

1/7-22/15

18 72 9    
 

9/12-15/14

18 69 14    
 

6/20-22/14

21 65 14    
 

5/16-19/14

15 75 10    
 

2/19-23/14

24 64 12    
 

12/5-8/13

23 63 15    
 

10/1-2/13

21 67 12    
 

9/19-23/13

25 66 9    
 

9/6-8/13

21 67 12    
 

5/31 - 6/4/13

24 63 13    
 

3/20-24/13

22 65 13    
 

9/8-12/12

22 68 9    
 

7/11-16/12

26 65 10    
 

4/13-17/12

26 65 10    
 

3/7-11/12

22 66 12    
 

2/8-13/12

20 68 11    
 

1/12-17/12 RV

23 70 7    
 

10/19-24/11

24 66 10    
 

9/10-15/11

20 65 15    
 

6/24-28/11

26 64 10    
 

4/15-20/11

24 66 10    
 

3/18-21/11

23 64 13    
 

2/24-27/11

27 60 13    
 

2/11-14/11

20 63 17    
 

11/29 - 12/2/10

22 68 10    
 

10/21-26/10

24 63 13    
 

10/1-5/10

18 63 19    
 

9/10-14/10

19 63 19    

 

Gallup Poll. Oct. 7-11, 2015. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you consider yourself to be a supporter of the Tea Party movement, an opponent of the Tea Party movement, or neither?"

 
    Supporter Opponent Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/7-11/15

17 24 54 5  
 

10/29 - 11/2/14

19 26 50 5  
 

9/25-30/14

23 27 46 4  
 

9/4-7/14

24 31 42 2  
 

6/5-8/14

24 28 44 5  
 

4/24-30/14

22 30 44 4  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Sept. 20-24, 2015. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Now, I would like to read you a list of trends in American society today. For each one I read, please tell me whether you consider this to be a step in the right direction, something that won't make any difference, or is it a step in the wrong direction? The more active involvement of religious groups in politics."

 
    Right
direction
No
difference
Wrong
direction
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/20-24/15

24 19 54 3  
 

12/97

32 17 47 4  

 

Quinnipiac University. Aug. 20-25, 2015. N=1,563 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.

             

"Is your opinion of the Tea Party movement favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Haven't
heard enough
Refused  
    % % % %  
 

8/20-25/15

26 45 28 1  
 

11/6-11/13

27 47 25 2  
 

5/22-28/13

28 38 33 1  
 

4/25-29/13

24 43 32 2  
 

11/14-20/11

29 42 28 2  
 

10/25-31/11

31 45 24 1  
 

8/16-27/11

29 42 29 1  
 

11/8-15/10

34 38 26 1  
 

8/31 - 9/7/10

30 31 37 2  
 

7/13-19/10

33 31 35 1  
 

4/14-19/10

32 31 34 2  
 

3/16-21/10

28 23 49 1  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. July 22-25, 2015. N=1,017 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How well do you feel the government in Washington represents the views of people like yourself: very well, somewhat well, not too well, or not at all well?"

 
    Very
well
Somewhat
well
Not too
well
Not at
all well
 
    % % % %  
 

7/22-25/15

5 25 30 38  

 

Gallup Poll. June 2-7, 2015. N=771 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Between now and the 2016 political conventions, there will be discussion about the qualifications of presidential candidates -- their education, age, religion, race, and so on. If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be [see below], would you vote for that person?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"Catholic"

 

6/2-7/15

93 6 1    
 

2/3-8/37

60 30 10    
 
 

"A woman"

 

6/2-7/15

92 8 -    
 

1/27 - 2/1/37

33 64 3    
 
 

"Black"
1958: "... If your party nominated a generally well-qualified man for president and he happened to be a Negro, would you vote for him?"

 

6/2-7/15

92 7 1    
 

7/30 - 8/4/58

37 53 10    
 
 

"Hispanic"

 

6/2-7/15

91 8 1    
 

2/9-11/07

87 12 1    
 
 

"Jewish"

 

6/2-7/15

91 7 3    
 

2/10-15/37

46 47 8    
 
 

"Mormon"

 

6/2-7/15

81 18 1    
 

4/19-24/67

75 17 8    
 
 

"Gay or lesbian"
1978: "... If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president and he happened to be a homosexual, would you vote for him?"

 

6/2-7/15

74 24 2    
 

7/21-24/78

26 66 8    
 
 

"An Evangelical Christian"

 

6/2-7/15

73 25 2    
 
 

"Muslim"

 

6/2-7/15

60 38 2    
 

6/7-10/12

58 40 3    
 
 

"An atheist"

 

6/2-7/15

58 40 1    
 

7/30 - 8/4/58

18 75 7    
 
 

"A socialist"

 

6/2-7/15

47 50 3    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 30-May 3, 2015. N=1,027 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"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?" Options rotated

 
    Limited Unlimited Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

4/30 - 5/3/15

80 17 3    
 

10/23-27/14

80 18 3    
 

5/16-19/14

76 22 2    
 

1/12-17/12

67 29 4    
 

10/21-26/10

72 20 8    
             

"In general, do you think America is ready to elect a Hispanic president, or not?" N=868 registered voters, margin of error 3

 
    Is
ready
Is not
ready
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

68 27 4    
 

Republicans

64 30 7    
 

Democrats

65 30 5    
 

Independents

74 23 3    

Politics continued


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