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NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Oct. 8-12, 2014. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Do you consider yourself a supporter of the Tea Party Movement?"

 
    Yes No Depends
(vol.)
Unsure   
    % % % %   
 

10/8-12/14

20 67 3 10   
 

9/3-7/14

21 70 3 6   
 

7/30 - 8/3/14

22 66 4 8   
 

6/11-15/14

22 67 4 7   
 

4/23-27/14

24 66 3 7   
 

3/5-9/14

24 66 2 8   
 

1/22-25/14

24 65 3 8   
 

12/4-8/13

24 67 2 7   
 

10/25-28/13

22 70 3 5   
 

10/7-9/13

20 70 2 8   
 

9/5-8/13

21 67 3 9   
 

7/17-21/13

21 67 3 9   
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

24 65 3 8   
 

10/17-20/12

24 64 3 9   
 

9/26-30/12

25 66 2 7   
 

9/12-16/12

22 65 4 9   
 

8/16-20/12

26 63 3 8   
 

7/18-22/12

25 65 2 7   
 

6/20-24/12

24 64 3 9   
 

5/16-20/12

30 60 2 8   
 

4/13-17/12

25 64 2 9   
 

2/29 - 3/3/12

28 63 2 7   
 

1/22-24/12

27 66 2 5   
 

12/7-11/11

27 65 3 5   
 

11/2-5/11

25 69 2 4   
 

10/6-10/11

26 64 3 7   
 

8/27-31/11

27 62 4 7   
 

6/9-13/11

26 63 3 8   
 

5/5-7/11

26 62 2 10   
 

3/31 - 4/4/11

25 67 3 5   
 

2/24-28/11

29 61 3 7   
 

1/13-17/11

27 62 3 8   
 

12/9-13/10

29 61 3 7   
 

11/11-15/10

30 59 4 7   
 

10/28-30/10

28 61 3 8   
 

10/14-18/10

30 59 2 10   
 

9/22-26/10

28 61 3 8   

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). Aug. 23-28, 2014. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Do you consider yourself a part of or do you identify with the Tea Party movement?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/23-28/14

22 74 4    
 

10/27-31/13

19 77 4    

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Aug. 4-7, 2014. N=806 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"If your party nominated a well-qualified person for Congress, and you heard he or she was gay or lesbian, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely, or wouldn't it make any difference one way or the other?"

 
    More likely Less likely No difference Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

ALL

2 16 82 1  
 

Democrats

3 13 84 0  
 

Republicans

1 30 67 2  
 

Independents

2 9 89 0  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. July 18-20, 2014. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Now thinking for a moment about the Watergate affair during President Richard Nixon's administration. It has now been 40 years since Nixon resigned as president. Which of these two statements comes closer to your own point of view about Watergate? It was a very serious matter because it revealed corruption in the Nixon Administration. OR, It was just politics -- the kind of thing both parties engage in."

 
    Very serious
matter
Just
politics
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/18-20/14

51 46 3    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. June 20-22, 2014. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3. RV = registered voters

             

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

 
    Yes No Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

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    

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 6-9, 2014. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Now, I'm going to mention some people and groups in the news recently. For each, please tell me if your feelings are very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable. If you don't know enough to answer, just say so. The Tea Party."

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/6-9/14

31 44 25    
 

3/7-10/14

29 47 24    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 29-June 1, 2014. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"What is your view of the Tea Party political movement? Would you say you support it strongly, support it somewhat, oppose it somewhat or oppose it strongly?"

 
    Support
strongly
Support
somewhat
Oppose
somewhat
Oppose
strongly
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

11 28 22 24 15
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

8 33 20 28 12
 

1/20-23/14

11 30 21 29 9
 

11/14-17/13

9 28 22 31 9
 

10/17-20/13

9 27 20 34 10
 

5/16-19/13

10 30 21 22 17
 

8/22-25/12

13 31 18 24 14
 

4/5-8/12

12 29 21 24 14
 

3/7-10/12

15 29 17 26 13
 

2/1-4/12

12 31 20 25 12
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

14 29 20 24 13
 

9/29 - 10/2/11

12 30 20 27 11
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

13 35 18 27 8
 

7/14-17/11

13 31 23 24 10
 

6/2-5/11

13 33 21 24 10
 

4/14-17/11

16 26 21 27 10

 

CBS News Poll. May 16-19, 2014. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Which one of the following two positions on campaign financing do you favor more: limiting the amount of money individuals can contribute to political campaigns, or allowing individuals to contribute as much money to political campaigns as they'd like?"

 
    Limiting As much as
they'd like
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/14

71 25 3    
 

1/12-17/12

64 31 5    
             

"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?"

 
    Limited Unlimited Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/14

76 22 2    
 

1/12-17/12

67 29 4    
 

10/21-26/10

72 20 8    
             

"Thinking about U.S. elections, do you think all Americans have an equal chance to influence the elections process, or do you think wealthy Americans have more of a chance to influence the elections process than other Americans?"

 
    All Americans
have an
equal chance
Wealthy
have more
of a chance
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

23 75 2    
 

Republicans

35 63 2    
 

Democrats

19 78 3    
 

Independents

21 77 2    

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. March 7-10, 2014. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"In your view, is the Tea Party today a mostly positive or mostly negative force in American politics?"

 
    Mostly
positive
Mostly
negative
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/7-10/14

29 53 18    
             

"Would you be more likely or less likely to support a particular candidate if he or she has the endorsement of the Tea Party, or would it not matter?"

 
    More
likely
Less
likely
Would
not matter
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/7-10/14

10 25 61 4  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 27-March 2, 2014. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports the Tea Party political movement, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?"

 
    More likely Less likely Not much
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

16 36 41 6  

 

CBS News Poll. Feb. 12-16, 2014. N=1,026 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Does Hollywood have too much influence on American politics and social values, too little influence, or the right amount of influence?"

 
    Too much Too little Right
amount
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

2/12-16/14

61 9 26 5  

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Nov. 6-11, 2013. N=2,545 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 1.9.

             

"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  
    % % % %  
 

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  

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 18-21, 2013. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
RV = registered voters. Among adults, except where indicated

             

"Which of these comes closer to your view? The U.S. political system is working the way it is supposed to work with both sides fighting hard for what they believe is right. OR, The U.S. political system is not working because of all the fighting and gridlock." Options rotated

 
    Is
working
Is not
working
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

10/18-21/13

16 80 2 1  
             

"Looking ahead, have the negotiations over the debt ceiling and the government shutdown made you optimistic about the ability of this Congress to deal with future issues affecting the country, have they made you pessimistic, or has the debate had no effect on your outlook for how this Congress will deal with future issues?"

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic No effect Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

10/18-21/13

11 64 22 3  
             

"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?"

 
    Favorable Not
favorable
Undecided Haven't
heard enough
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/18-21/13

14 36 18 32 1
 

10/1-2/13

18 29 17 34 2
 

8/22-26/12 RV

21 28 23 25 3
 

1/12-17/12

22 30 22 25 1
 

9/10-15/11

21 29 21 28 1
 

4/15-20/11

26 29 21 22 2
 

2/11-14/11

18 25 19 36 2
 

10/21-26/10

24 26 21 27 2
 

10/1-5/10

22 21 18 38 1
 

9/10-14/10

20 25 18 36 1
 

1/14-17/10

18 12 11 58 -
             

"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 Americans, or not?"

 
    Generally
reflect
Do not
reflect
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

10/18-21/13

28 60 11    
             

"Do you think the Tea Party has too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in the Republican Party today?"
8/12: "Do you think the Tea Party movement ... ?"

 
    Too much Too little Right
amount
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

10/18-21/13

40 27 21 12  
 

Republicans

16 41 32 11  
 

Democrats

65 18 8 8  
 

Independents

34 26 25 15  
             
 

8/22-26/12 RV

30 20 27 23  
 

Republicans

12 24 47 17  
 

Democrats

48 14 14 23  
 

Independents

27 22 23 28  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 18-20, 2013. N=841 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. The Tea Party movement."

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Never
heard of
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/18-20/13

28 56 4 12  
 

9/27-29/13

31 54 5 10  
 

5/17-18/13

37 45 7 11  
 

3/15-17/13

28 48 8 16  
 

11/16-18/12

32 50 7 12  
 

8/22-23/12 RV

32 46 6 15  
 

4/13-15/12

34 43 9 14  
 

9/23-25/11

28 53 6 13  
 

8/5-7/11

31 51 5 13  
 

7/18-20/11

37 47 4 12  
 

6/3-7/11

35 47 6 12  
 

3/11-13/11

32 47 7 14  
 

12/17-19/10

37 43 7 13  
 

11/11-14/10

38 42 9 11  
 

10/27-30/10

37 37 10 16  
 

9/1-2/10

36 40 10 14  
 

4/9-11/10

38 36 12 13  
 

1/22-24/10

33 26 24 16  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 17-20, 2013. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the political movement known as the Tea Party?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/17-20/13

26 59 16    
 

9/26-30/12

32 46 23    
 

3/10-13/11

36 48 16    
 

1/13-16/11

35 52 13    
 

8/30 - 9/2/10

38 45 18    
 

6/3-6/10

36 50 14    
 

3/23-26/10

41 39 20    
 

2/4-8/10

35 40 25    

 

Pew Research Center. Oct. 9-13, 2013. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Is your overall opinion of the Tea Party movement very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly UNfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Never
heard of
(vol.)
Can't rate
(vol.)/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

10/9-13/13

30 49 6 15  
 

6/12-16/13

37 45 7 11  
 

8/17-21/11

36 43 5 15  
 

2/3-9/10

33 25 19 23  

 

Gallup Poll. Oct. 3-6, 2013. N=1,028 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    
    % % %    
 

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    

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Sept. 23-29, 2013. N=1,497 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.

             

"Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement or not?"

 
    Yes, a
member
No, not a
member
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

12 83 4    
 

Republicans

26 68 5    
 

Democrats

1 95 4    
 

Independents

12 85 3    

 

Gallup Poll. June 15-16, 2013. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Would you vote for or against a law that would put a limit on the amount of money candidates for the U.S. House and Senate can raise and spend on their political campaigns?"

 
    Would vote
for
Would vote
against
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/15-16/13

79 19 3    
             

"Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Would you vote for or against a law that would establish a new campaign finance system where federal campaigns are funded by the government and all contributions from individuals and private groups are banned?"

 
    Would vote
for
Would vote
against
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/15-16/13

50 44 6    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. June 11-13, 2013. N=1,014 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, the IRS targeted conservative political groups for greater scrutiny of their applications for tax-exempt status. How important an issue do you think this is to the nation: very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?"

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

6/11-13/13

51 32 10 6 -
 

5/17-18/13

55 30 10 5 1
             

"Do you think that senior White House officials ordered the IRS to target those political groups for greater scrutiny, or do you think those IRS officials acted on their own without direct orders from the White House?"

 
    White House
ordered it
IRS officials
acted on
their own
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/11-13/13

47 49 4    
 

Democrats

21 74 4    
 

Independents

51 45 4    
 

Republicans

71 26 3    
             
 

5/17-18/13

37 55 8    
 

Democrats

19 75 6    
 

Independents

36 53 10    
 

Republicans

62 31 7    

 

Gallup Poll. June 1-4, 2013. N=1,529 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How closely have you followed the news that the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, gave greater scrutiny to conservative political groups applying for tax exempt status than it did to liberal political groups: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

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

6/1-4/13

20 34 24 21 1
             

"How serious do you consider the IRS giving greater scrutiny to conservative political groups applying for tax-exempt status: very serious, somewhat serious, not too serious, or not serious at all?"

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

6/1-4/13

49 28 12 7 4
             

"Do you think high-ranking Obama administration officials were aware of IRS targeting of conservative groups, or do you think knowledge of the practice was mainly limited to IRS employees in the Cincinnati office where applications for tax-exempt status are processed?" N=755 (Form A), margin of error 4

 
    High-ranking
officials
were aware
Mainly
Cincinnati
employees
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/1-4/13

50 36 14    
             

"Do you think high-ranking IRS officials in Washington were aware of IRS targeting of conservative groups, or do you think knowledge of the practice was mainly limited to IRS employees in the Cincinnati office where applications for tax-exempt status are processed?" N=774 (Form B), margin of error 4

 
    High-ranking
officials
were aware
Mainly
Cincinnati
employees
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/1-4/13

59 25 16    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 31-June 4, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3. RV = registered voters

             

"How closely have you been following news about the IRS selecting some conservative political groups for additional scrutiny regarding their tax exempt status: very closely, somewhat closely, not very closely, or not at all closely?"

 
    Very
closely
Somewhat
closely
Not very
closely
Not at all
closely
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

5/31 - 6/4/13

21 39 19 19 2
             

"Do you think the IRS selected some conservative groups for additional scrutiny mostly for political reasons or mostly because they felt it was the right policy under the tax code?"

 
    Political
reasons
The right
policy
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/31 - 6/4/13

68 19 14    
             

"Do you think the IRS did anything wrong when it selected some conservative political groups for additional scrutiny, or not?" If yes: "Do you think the IRS's activities were unethical but not illegal, or do you think they were illegal?"

 
    No, nothing
wrong
Yes:
Not illegal
Yes:
Illegal
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

5/31 - 6/4/13

26 29 31 15  
             

"Do you think officials at the IRS acted on their own in selecting some conservative political groups for additional scrutiny or do you think members of the Obama Administration were involved?"

 
    IRS officials
acted on
their own
Administration
involved
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

40 44 16    
 

Republicans

13 70 16    
 

Democrats

65 19 17    
 

Independents

38 46 16    

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. May 31-June 3, 2013. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Do you believe that the extra scrutiny the IRS gave to conservative groups seeking nonprofit status was politically motivated or a product of bureaucratic shortcuts?"

 
    Politically
motivated
Bureaucratic
shortcuts
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/31 - 6/3/13

48 31 21    
             

"Do you think Congress is making too much or too little of the allegations that the IRS gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups, or is Congress giving this situation the right amount of attention?"

 
    Too
much
Too
little
Right
amount
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/31 - 6/3/13

29 26 32 13  
             

"Do you think President Obama is or is not being truthful when he says he didn't have prior knowledge of the extra scrutiny the IRS gave to conservative groups and that he learned about it through the news media?"

 
    Is being
truthful
Is not being
truthful
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/31 - 6/3/13

40 47 13    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). May 30-June 2, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Results below are among registered voters.

             

"As you may know, the Internal Revenue Service acknowledged that leading up to the 2012 election some Tea Party and conservative groups who were applying for tax-exempt status were targeted for further investigation. Do you think that this is a case of a few officials within the IRS deciding to conduct these investigations on their own or do you believe that this represents part of a more widespread effort by those in government to investigate conservative groups? If you do not know enough about this issue to have an opinion, please just say so and we'll move on." Half sample

 
    A few
within
the IRS
A more
widespread
effort
Do not
know
enough
Unsure   
    % % % %   
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

29 43 27 1   

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 16-19, 2013. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"As you may know, it's been disclosed that the Internal Revenue Service singled out some conservative political groups for extra questions about their tax status. Do you think it was appropriate or inappropriate for the IRS to do this?"

 
    Appropriate Inappropriate Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

20 74 7    
             

"Do you think this extra focus on conservative political groups by the IRS was a deliberate effort to harass these groups, or an administrative mistake that was not intended to treat these groups unfairly?" Options rotated

 
    Deliberate
effort
Administrative
mistake
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

56 31 13    
             

"In dealing with this situation with the IRS, do you think the Obama administration is honestly disclosing what it knows about what occurred, or is trying to cover up the facts?" Options rotated

 
    Honestly
disclosing
Trying to
cover up
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

42 45 13    

 

Pew Research Center. May 16-19, 2013. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"Do you think the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service was a decision made by employees at the IRS or do you think the Obama administration was also involved?"

 
    Employees
at IRS
Administration
also involved
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

31 42 27    
 

Republicans

12 69 19    
 

Democrats

54 21 25    
 

Independents

28 44 29    

 

USA Today Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. May 16-19, 2013. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"As you may know, the Internal Revenue Service has been singling out conservative groups by requiring them to provide extensive documentation (IF NECESSARY: in order to qualify for tax-exempt status). Do you think the singling out of conservative groups was done for political reasons -- or don't you think so?"

 
    Done for
political
reasons
Don't
think so
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

53 33 14    
             

"How much do you blame President Obama for the IRS (IF NECESSARY: Internal Revenue Service) actions against conservative political groups? Do you blame him a lot, a little or not at all?"

 
    A lot A little Not at all Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

5/16-19/13

19 31 44 6  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 17-18, 2013. N=923 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"What is your overall opinion of the Internal Revenue Service, also known as the IRS -- is it very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

 
    Very
favorable
Somewhat
favorable
Somewhat
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/17-18/13

6 28 30 35 1
             

"Based on what you have read or heard about this, do you think that the actions of the IRS were acceptable or unacceptable?"

 
    Acceptable Unacceptable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/17-18/13

26 71 2    
             

"Do you think that what Barack Obama has said in public about this matter has been completely true, mostly true, mostly false, or completely false?"

 
    Completely
true
Mostly
true
Mostly
false
Completely
false
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/17-18/13

15 46 22 13 5
             

"Do you think the Republicans in Congress are overreacting to this matter or are they reacting appropriately?"

 
    Overreacting Reacting
appropriately
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/17-18/13

42 54 4    

 

Gallup Poll. May 14-15, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"How closely have you followed the news that the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, applied greater scrutiny to conservative political groups seeking tax exempt status than it did to liberal political groups: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

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

5/14-15/13

25 29 22 24 1
             

"Do you agree or disagree that IRS treatment of conservative groups involves serious matters that need to be investigated?" If agree or disagree: "Do you feel strongly about that, or not strongly?"

 
    Agree,
strongly
Agree,
not strongly
Disagree,
not strongly
Disagree,
strongly
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/14-15/13

56 18 9 8 10

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. April 11-15, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.9.

             

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

 
    Supporter Not a
supporter
Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

4/11-15/13

23 62 12 3  
 

1/10-14/13

22 64 13 1  
 

10/19-23/12

24 62 12 2  
 

9/13-17/12

23 63 13 1  
 

8/16-20/12

27 63 8 1  
 

6/14-18/12

23 65 10 1  
 

5/3-7/12

22 67 10 1  
 

2/16-20/12

25 71 4 1  
 

12/8-12/11

30 64 6 1  
 

10/13-17/11

28 68 4 -  
 

8/18-22/11

25 70 5 -  
 

6/16-20/11

33 61 5 1  
 

5/5-9/11

30 63 7 -  
 

3/24-28/11

30 65 6 -  
 

1/5-10/11

31 61 7 -  
 

11/3-8/10

30 66 4 -  
 

10/13-18/10

30 67 4 -  
 

9/8-13/10

28 68 4 1  
 

8/11-16/10

28 69 3 -  
 

6/9-14/10

27 65 7 1  
 

5/7-11/10

27 68 5 -  
 

4/7-12/10

31 60 9 1  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. March 15-17, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"On the whole, would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the nation is being governed?"

 
    Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/15-17/13

25 74 1    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 6-10, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of this country's political system?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/6-10/13

42 56 2    

 

Quinnipiac University. Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2013. N=1,772 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.3.

             

"In a presidential election, all of a state's electoral votes go to the statewide popular vote winner except in Maine and Nebraska. Some states are considering dividing their state's electoral votes between candidates based on the number of congressional districts they win. Which comes closer to your view: your state should award all of its electoral votes to the statewide popular vote winner, or your state should divide its electoral votes between candidates based on the congressional districts they win?"

 
    Statewide By CD Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

46 41 13    

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 8-9, 2013. N=1,013 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. ... Would you vote for or against a law that would do away with the Electoral College and base the election of the president on the total vote cast throughout the nation?"

 
    For Against Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/8-9/13

63 29 8    

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Dec. 7-10, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Currently, some outside groups that spent more than 600 hundred million dollars on ads in the last election are not required to say where they get their money. Do you think Congress should or should not change the law to require them to release the names of their donors?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/7-10/12

78 18 4    

 

Pew Research Center. Dec. 5-9, 2012. Adults nationwide.

             

"What's your view? Do you think the country is more politically divided these days than in the past, or not?" N=750 (Form 2), margin of error 4.2

 
    More
divided
Not more
divided
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/5-9/12

80 17 3    
             

"Thinking about the people you know, are they more divided over politics these days than in the past, or not?" N=753 (Form 1), margin of error 4.1

 
    More
divided
Not more
divided
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/5-9/12

60 35 5    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 8-12, 2012. N=1,301 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, there have been efforts in some states to require voters to show a photo identification card to vote. Some people say this is needed to prevent people from voting who are not eligible to vote. Other people say such efforts are designed to suppress voting by minority voters. What do you think? Do you support or oppose efforts to require voters to show a photo identification card to vote?" N=1,170 registered voters, margin of error 3.

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/8-12/12 RV

70 28 2    

 

60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll. Aug. 22-26, 2012. N=1,027 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"When a celebrity like George Clooney or Clint Eastwood publicly supports a candidate for president, does it make you a lot more likely to vote for that candidate, a little more likely, does it make no difference to your vote, or does it make you more likely to vote against that candidate?"

 
    A lot
more likely
A little
more likely
No
difference
More likely to
vote against
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

8/22-26/12

2 3 89 3 3
             

"A Supreme Court decision in 2010 allows individuals, corporations, and interest groups to spend as much money as they wish on political advertising. From what you have seen so far, do you think this decision has been good for our democracy, bad for our democracy, or hasn't it made much difference?"

 
    Good Bad Not much
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

8/22-26/12

4 52 37 6  

 

AP-National Constitution Center Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Aug. 16-20, 2012. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.9.

             

"Do you think there should or should not be limits on the amount of money individuals can contribute to campaigns for president, Senate and U.S. House?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

8/16-20/12

67 28 4 1  
             

"Do you think there should or should not be limits on the amount of money CORPORATIONS, UNIONS and OTHER ORGANIZATIONS can contribute to outside organizations trying to influence campaigns for president, Senate and U.S. House?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/16-20/12

83 13 4    

 

United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. July 19-22, 2012. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.8.

             

"Now thinking about political leaders, all things considered, which do you admire most: political leaders who make compromises with people they disagree with, or political leaders who stick to their positions without compromising?" Options rotated

 
    Leaders
who make
compromises
Leaders
who don't
compromise
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/19-22/12

52 38 10    
             

"Regardless of which party controls Congress and the White House, which do you think is more likely to happen after the 2012 election? The two parties will come together more than they have in recent years to try to solve the most important problems facing the nation. OR, The two parties will mostly disagree and reach stalemate on the most important problems facing the nation, as they often have in the past few years." Options rotated

 
    Parties
will come
together
Parties
will mostly
disagree
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/19-22/12

27 63 9    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. July 11-16, 2012. N=1,089 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you feel that the distribution of money and wealth in this country is fair, or do you feel that the money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among more people?"

 
    Distribution
is fair
Should be
more evenly
distributed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

32 60 8    
 

Republicans

58 35 7    
 

Democrats

9 82 9    
 

Independents

33 59 8    
             
 

10/19-24/11

26 66 8    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 5-8, 2012. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"How much does it matter to you that a candidate for president shares your religious beliefs? Does it matter a great deal, somewhat, not so much, or not at all?"

 
    A great deal Somewhat Not so much Not at all Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/5-8/12

18 19 15 47 -
 

3/7-10/12

17 24 17 41 1
 

2/1-4/12

18 20 16 46 -

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). April 13-17, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Results below are among registered voters.

             

"Do you consider yourself a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street Movement?"

 
    Yes No Depends
(vol.)
Unsure   
    % % % %   
 

4/13-17/12

16 72 3 9   
 

1/22-24/12

24 64 4 8   
 

12/7-11/11

24 68 2 6   
 

11/2-5/11

29 62 2 7   

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 5-8, 2012. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"How interested are you in learning more about the Tea Party movement: very interested, somewhat interested, not so interested or not interested at all?"

 
    Very
interested
Somewhat
interested
Not so
interested
Not at all
interested
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/5-8/12

9 30 19 41 1
 

4/22-25/10

13 33 19 35 -
             

"Which of these comes closest to your own view? The more I hear about the Tea Party movement, the more I like it. OR, The more I hear about the Tea Party movement, the less I like it." Options rotated

 
    The more
I like it
The less
I like it
Neither
(vol.)
Haven't
heard (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/5-8/12

27 50 9 6 7
 

4/22-25/10

34 43 8 11 4

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). March 10-12, 2012. N=912 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3. 2010: Conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corp.

             

"I'm going to read you the names of several groups and individuals. Please tell me whether you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of each. If you've never heard of one, please just say so. The Tea Party Movement."

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Can't say
(vol.)
Never
heard of
  
    % % % %   
 

3/10-12/12

30 51 14 5   
 

8/7-9/11

31 51 13 6   
 

4/25-27/11

36 47 11 7   
 
 

10/26-28/10

35 38 13 13   
 

9/-2/10

39 35 19 7   
 

4/6-7/10

36 34 16 13   
 

2/2-3/10

35 22 20 22   

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. March 8-11, 2012. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"In your mind, do you think a president's religious beliefs should influence his federal policy decisions all of the time, most of the time, just some of the time, or never?"

 
    All of
the time
Most of
the time
Just some
of the time
Never Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/8-11/12

8 6 25 58 3

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. March 7-10, 2012. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Organizations known as super PACs can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of candidates they support. Supporters say this is a form of free speech, while opponents say this allows groups or wealthy individuals to have unfair influence. Do you think it should be legal or illegal for these super PACs to operate?"

 
    Should be
legal
Should be
illegal
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/7-10/12

25 69 6    
             

"Do you think a political leader should or should not rely on his or her religious beliefs in making policy decisions?"

 
    Should Should not Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/7-10/12

31 63 3 3  
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

29 66 3 1  
 

12/6-9/07

27 66 6 1  
 

10/5-8/06

35 61 2 2  
 

4/21-24/05

40 55 4 2  
             

"In your view, has the country gone too far in keeping religion and government separate, gone too far in mixing religion and government, or has it struck a good balance in the area of the separation of church and state?"

 
    Gone too far
in keeping
separate
Gone too far
in mixing
Struck a
good balance
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/7-10/12

36 25 34 4  

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Feb. 14-20, 2012. N=2,605 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 1.9.

             

"Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/14-20/12

14 81 5    
 

11/14-20/11

10 87 4    
 

10/25-31/11

12 85 3    
 

9/27 - 10/3/11

16 80 4    
 

8/16-27/11

12 85 3    
 

11/8-15/10

13 83 4    
 

8/31 - 9/7/10

12 80 9    
 

7/13-19/10

12 81 7    
 

4/14-19/10

15 79 6    
 

3/16-21/10

13 80 6    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 12-17, 2012. N=1,154 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Which do you think is better for the country? Should the Democrats and Republicans 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?" N=1,154 adults, margin of error 3

 
    Compromise Stick to
positions
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-17/12

85 11 4    
             

"Should presidential candidates discuss the role of religion in their lives or is this something that should not be part of a presidential campaign?" N=1,021 registered voters, margin of error 3

 
    Should
discuss
Should not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-17/12

40 56 4    
             

"What worries you more: public officials who don't pay enough attention to religion and religious leaders, or public officials who are too close to religion and religious leaders?" N=1,021 registered voters, margin of error 3

 
    Don't pay
enough
attention
Too close to
religion,
leaders
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-17/12

29 61 3 7  
             

"Thinking about your vote for president this year, how important is it that a candidate shares your religious beliefs? Is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important?" N=1,021 registered voters, margin of error 3

 
    Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not very
important
Not at all
important
 
    % % % %  
 

1/12-17/12

14 27 23 36  
             

"Do you have a positive or negative view of socialism?" N=1,154 adults, margin of error 3

 
    Positive Negative Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-17/12

33 49 18    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 12-15, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Some people say the country needs a third political party in addition to the Democratic and Republican parties, others say it's unnecessary. Do you think this country needs a third party or not?"

 
    Needs a
third party
Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-15/12

48 49 4    
             

"Say an independent, third-party candidate with whom you agree on most issues entered the 2012 race for president. Would you definitely vote for that candidate, consider it, or would you definitely not vote for an independent, third-party candidate for president?"

 
    Definitely
vote for
Consider
voting for
Definitely
not vote for
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/12

22 46 28 4  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Nov. 19-20, 2011. N=996 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4. Interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking.

             

"How closely are you following the news about the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests involving demonstrations in New York City and other places around the country: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

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

11/19-20/11

20 35 26 19 1
 

10/15-16/11

18 38 26 18 1
             

"Do you consider yourself to be a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, an opponent of the Occupy Wall Street movement, or neither?"

 
    Supporter Opponent Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/19-20/11

24 19 53 3  
 

10/15-16/11

26 19 52 4  
             

"Now we'd like you to think separately about the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the way the protests are being conducted. First, do you approve or disapprove of the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement, or don't you know enough to say?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Don't know
enough
No answer  
    % % % %  
 

11/19-20/11

25 16 59 1  
 

10/15-16/11

22 15 63 -  
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Occupy Wall Street movement protests are being conducted, or don't you know enough to say?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Don't know
enough
   
    % % %    
 

11/19-20/11

20 31 49    
 

10/15-16/11

25 20 55    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Nov. 2-5, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Do you feel that the Tea Party movement has been a good thing or bad thing for the American political system, or has it not made much difference either way?"

 
    Good thing Bad thing Not much
difference
Some of
both (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/2-5/11

31 27 34 1 7
 

9/22-26/10

42 18 28 1 11
             

"Do you feel that the Occupy Wall Street movement has been a good thing or bad thing for the American political system, or has it not made much difference either way?"

 
    Good thing Bad thing Not much
difference
Some of
both (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/2-5/11

25 16 49 1 9
             

"In your view, does the Tea Party movement have too little influence in the Republican Party today, just enough influence, or too much influence in the Republican Party?"

 
    Too little Just
enough
Too much Unsure   
    % % % %   
 

11/2-5/11

22 28 39 11   
 

9/22-26/10

18 33 30 19   

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2011. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"What is your view of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Would you say you support it strongly, support it somewhat, oppose it somewhat or oppose it strongly?"

 
    Support
strongly
Support
somewhat
Oppose
somewhat
Oppose
strongly
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

18 26 19 22 15

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Oct. 19-24, 2011. N=1,650 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you feel that the distribution of money and wealth in this country is fair, or do you feel that the money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among more people?"

 
    Distribution
is fair
Should be
more evenly
distributed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/19-24/11

26 66 8    
             

"How much have you heard or read about the protests and rallies being held in New York City and in other cities, called Occupy Wall Street: a lot, some, not much or nothing at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not much Nothing
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/19-24/11

34 36 14 15 1
             

"Is your opinion of the Occupy Wall Street movement favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about the Occupy Wall Street movement yet to have an opinion?"

 
    Favorable Not
favorable
Undecided Haven't
heard enough
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/19-24/11

25 20 17 36 2
             

"From what you have heard or read, would you say you generally agree or disagree with the views of the Occupy Wall Street movement?"

 
    Agree Disagree Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

43 27 30    
 

Republicans

19 57 24    
 

Democrats

54 13 33    
 

Independents

48 20 32    
             

"Regardless of your opinion, do you think the views of people involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement generally reflect the views of most Americans, or not?"

 
    Generally
reflect
Do not
reflect
Both/Mixed
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/19-24/11

46 34 2 18  

 

Pew Research Center/Washington Post. Oct. 20-23, 2011. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"From what you've read and heard, do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose the Occupy Wall Street movement?"

 
    Strongly/
Somewhat
support
Somewhat/
Strongly
oppose
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

ALL

39 35 6 20  
 

Republicans

19 55      
 

Democrats

52 25      
 

Independents

43 35      
             

"From what you've read and heard, do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose the Tea Party movement?"

 
    Strongly/
Somewhat
support
Somewhat/
Strongly
oppose
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

ALL

32 44 5 20  
 

Republicans

63 20      
 

Democrats

13 64      
 

Independents

30 49      

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Oct. 15-16, 2011. N=1,026 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3. Interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking.

             

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

 
    Supporter Opponent Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/15-16/11

22 27 47 5  
 

8/2/11

22 23 49 6  
 

7/27/11

23 25 43 9  

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Oct. 13-17, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you consider yourself a supporter of the Wall Street protests, or are you not a supporter of the Wall Street protests?"

 
    Supporter Not a
supporter
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/13-17/11

37 56 7    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 14-16, 2011. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"What is your view of the movement known as 'Occupy Wall Street'? Would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Occupy Wall Street movement, or have you never heard of it?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Heard of/No
opinion (vol.)
Never
heard of
 
    % % % %  
 

10/14-16/11

32 29 13 26  
             

"Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for a candidate for president who is a Mormon, or wouldn't that matter to you one way or the other?"

 
    More likely Less likely Wouldn't
matter
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/14-16/11

3 17 80 -  
 

10/12-14/07

3 19 77 1  

 

United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Oct. 13-16, 2011. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"As you may know, protestors around the country have been demonstrating against Wall Street financial institutions and asking for more government regulation of these institutions. How much have you seen or heard about these demonstrations: a lot, some, not too much, or nothing at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not too
much
Nothing
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

10/13-16/11

35 30 18 17  
             
 

Among those who have heard a lot, some, or not too much about the demonstrations:
"From what you know about these demonstrations against Wall Street, would you say you completely agree with the goals of the protestors, mostly agree, mostly DISagree, or completely disagree with their goals?"

 
    Completely
agree
Mostly
agree
Mostly
disagree
Completely
disagree
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/13-16/11

12 47 18 13 10

 

Time Poll conducted by Abt SRBI. Oct. 9-10, 2011. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, overall, which party -- the Democrats or the Republicans -- do you trust to do a better job in dealing with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?" Options rotated

 
    The
Democrats
The
Republicans
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Other (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/9-10/11

42 31 1 18 8
             

"In politics as today, are your views best represented by the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Tea Party, another party, or do none of the parties really represent your views?"

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
Tea Party None Other
    % % % % %
 

10/9-10/11

30 17 12 35 4
             

"Do you feel that the political debate in Washington and the media mostly represents the concerns you discuss and hear in your own community, or not?"

 
    Mostly
represents
Does not
represent
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/9-10/11

36 60 3    
             

"On another issue, is your opinion of the Tea Party movement very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, very unfavorable, or don't you know enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion?"

 
    Very
favorable
Somewhat
favorable
Somewhat
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Don't know
enough
    % % % % %
 

10/9-10/11

8 19 9 24 39
             
 

"Has the the Tea Party movement had a positive impact on American politics today, a negative impact, or has it had little impact?" Among respondents familiar with the Tea Party movement (N=669)

 
    Positive
impact
Negative
impact
Little
impact
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/9-10/11

34 40 25 2  
             
"Do you consider yourself a member or follower of the Tea Party, or not?"
 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/9-10/11

6 93 1    
             

"In the past few days, a group of protestors has been gathering on Wall Street in New York City and some other cities to protest policies which they say favor the rich, the government's bank bailout, and the influence of money in our political system. Is your opinion of these protests very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, very unfavorable, or don't you know enough about the protests to have an opinion?"

 
    Very
favorable
Somewhat
favorable
Somewhat
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Don't know
enough
    % % % % %
 

10/9-10/11

25 29 10 13 23
             
 

"Here are some of the issues the protestors have raised. Regardless of how you feel about the protesters themselves, for each one, could you tell me whether you agree or disagree with each of these positions. Let's start with [see below]. Do you agree or disagree with that position?" Among respondents familiar with the protests (N=787)

 
    Agree Disagree Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Wall Street and its lobbyists have too much influence in Washington"

 

10/9-10/11

86 11 4    
             
 

"The gap between rich and poor in the United States has grown too large"

 

10/9-10/11

79 17 3    
             
 

"Executives of financial institutions responsible for the financial meltdown in 2008 should be prosecuted"

 

10/9-10/11

71 23 6    
             
 

"The rich should pay more taxes"

 

10/9-10/11

68 28 4    
             
 

"In your view, will this protest movement have a positive impact on American politics today, a negative impact, or will it have little impact on American politics today?" Among respondents familiar with the protests (N=787)

 
    Positive
impact
Negative
impact
Little
impact
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/9-10/11

30 9 56 6  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Oct. 6-10, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Now, taking some more about some of the candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination: As you many know, Mitt Romney is a member of the Mormon faith. Based on what you have heard, would you say that you feel comfortable with Mitt Romney and that his religious beliefs will not interfere with his decisions as president, you do not feel comfortable with Mitt Romney and worry his religious beliefs will interfere with his decisions as president, or don't you know enough to say either way?"

 
    Feel
comfortable
Do not feel
comfortable
Don't know
enough
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

ALL adults

47 21 31 1  
 

GOP primary voters

66 13 20 1  
             

"Have you seen, read, or heard the news coverage about sit-ins and rallies in New York City and other major cities around the country with people protesting about the influence Wall Street and corporations have on government?" If yes: "And, have you seen, read, or heard a lot or just some about this?" Split sample (N=762)

 
    Have seen,
read, or
heard: A lot
Have seen,
read, or
heard: Some
Have not
seen, read,
 or heard
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/6-10/11

40 40 19 1  
             

"Have you seen, read, or heard the news coverage about sit-ins and rallies in New York City and other major cities around the country with people protesting about the influence Wall Street and corporations have on government?" If yes: "... From what you know about these protests do you tend to support or tend to oppose these protests, or do you not have an opinion either way?" Split sample (N=762). Combined responses.

 
    Tend to
support
Tend to
oppose
Have no
opinion
Have not
seen, read,
heard/Unsure
 
    % % % %  
 

10/6-10/11

37 18 25 20  

 

Ipsos/Reuters Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Oct. 6-10, 2011. N=1,113 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

               

"How familiar are you with the protests going on in New York City and other locations around the country referred to as Occupy Wall Street? Are you . . . ?"

 
    Very
familiar
Somewhat
familiar
Not very
familiar
Heard of it,
but know
nothing
about it
Never heard
of it
Don't know/
Refused
    % % % % % %
 

10/6-10/11

17 33 13 19 17 1
               
 

"How favorable or unfavorable are you towards the Occupy Wall Street protests, as far as you understand them? Are you . . . ?" Among those who have heard of the Occupy Wall Street protests (N=977)

 
    Very
favorable
Somewhat
favorable
Somewhat
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Undecided Don't know/
Refused
    % % % % % %
 

10/6-10/11

17 21 10 14 35 3

 

Gallup Poll. Oct. 6-9, 2011. N=1,005 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  
    % % % %  
 

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  

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Aug. 18-22, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.1.

             

"Do you have a favorable, unfavorable, or neither favorable nor unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

8/18-22/11

28 46 21 5  
 

11/3-8/10

32 36 24 8  
 

10/13-18/10

32 36 24 7  
 

9/8-13/10

29 34 31 6  
 

8/11-16/10

31 34 30 5  
 

6/9-14/10

33 30 31 7  
 

5/7-11/10

29 31 32 9  
 

4/7-12/10

28 30 34 8  
             

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

 
    Supporter Not a
supporter
Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

8/18-22/11

25 70 5 -  
 

6/16-20/11

33 61 5 1  
 

5/5-9/11

30 63 7 -  
 

3/24-28/11

30 65 6 -  
 

1/5-10/11

31 61 7 -  
 

11/3-8/10

30 66 4 -  
 

10/13-18/10

30 67 4 -  
 

9/8-13/10

28 68 4 1  
 

8/11-16/10

28 69 3 -  
 

6/9-14/10

27 65 7 1  
 

5/7-11/10

27 68 5 -  
 

4/7-12/10

31 60 9 1  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 4-7, 2011. N=1,204 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Thinking again about how you might vote for Congress, would you, personally, be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who was supported by the Tea Party movement, would it not make a difference to your vote, or would you be less likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who was supported by the Tea Party movement?" Options rotated

 
    More likely No
difference
Less likely Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

8/4-7/11

23 30 42 5  

 

United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. July 28-31, 2011. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"How much confidence do you have that the government in Washington D.C. will make progress over the next year on the most important problems facing the country: a lot of confidence, some confidence, not much confidence, or no confidence at all?"

 
    A lot of
confidence
Some
confidence
Not much
confidence
No confidence
at all
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

7/28-31/11

7 35 35 23 1
             

"Overall, which party -- the Democrats or the Republicans -- do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

7/28-31/11

43 31 2 15 9
             

"This year, have Republicans and Democrats in Washington been working together more to solve problems, or have they been bickering and opposing one another more than usual?"

 
    Working
together
Bickering,
opposing
Same as in
the past (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

7/28-31/11

9 82 3 6  

 

Pew Research Center. May 25-30, 2011. N=1,509 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Regardless of the specific candidates who are running for president, we'd like to know how you generally feel about some different traits. First, would you be more likely or less likely to support a candidate for president who [see below], or wouldn't this matter to you? . . ."

 
    More likely Less likely Wouldn't
matter
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Is a woman"

 

5/25-30/11

14 7 77 1  
 

8/1-18/07

15 12 72 1  
 

2/7-11/07

13 11 75 1  
 
 

"Is black"

 

5/25-30/11

7 3 89 1  
 

8/1-18/07

9 6 84 1  
 

2/7-11/07

7 4 88 1  
 
 

"Is Hispanic"

 

5/25-30/11

8 11 80 1  
 

8/1-18/07

9 15 75 1  
 

2/7-11/07

4 14 80 2  
 
 

"Is Mormon"

 

5/25-30/11

5 25 68 3  
 

8/1-18/07

5 25 66 4  
 

2/7-11/07

2 30 64 4  
 
 

"Does not believe in God"

 

5/25-30/11

5 61 33 2  
 

8/1-18/07

3 61 34 2  
 

2/7-11/07

3 63 32 2  
 
 

"Has served in the military"

 

5/25-30/11

49 4 47 1  
 

2/7-11/07

48 3 48 1  
 
 

"Has been a business executive"

 

5/25-30/11

35 14 49 2  
 

2/7-11/07

28 13 56 3  
 
 

"Has been an elected official in Washington for many years"

 

5/25-30/11

26 25 46 3  
 

2/7-11/07

35 15 45 5  
 
 

"Has never held elected office before"

 

5/25-30/11

9 51 38 3  
 

2/7-11/07

7 56 35 2  
 
 

"Has used marijuana in the past"

 

5/25-30/11

5 24 69 2  
 
 

"Had an extramarital affair in the past"

 

5/25-30/11

2 46 49 3  
 

2/7-11/07

1 39 56 4  
 
 

"Has been divorced"

 

5/25-30/11

3 11 85 1  
 

2/7-11/07

3 9 86 2  
 
 

"Is homosexual"

 

5/25-30/11

3 33 62 2  
 

2/7-11/07

1 46 51 2  
 
 

"Has been a governor"

 

5/25-30/11

37 5 55 3  
             

"From what you know, do you agree or disagree with the Tea Party movement, or don't you have an opinion either way?"

 
    Agree Disagree No opinion
either way
Haven't
heard of (vol.)
Refused
    % % % % %
 

5/25-30/11

18 23 54 2 2
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

22 29 47 1 1
 

3/8-14/11

19 25 54 1 1
 

2/22 - 3/1/11

20 25 52 2 2

 

CBS News Poll. May 20-23, 2011. N=1,020 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How much say do you think people like yourself have about what the government does: a good deal, some, or not much?"

 
    A good deal Some Not much Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/20-23/11

9 21 69 1  
             

"Who do you think benefits most from the policies of the federal government: the rich, the middle class, the poor, or do they all benefit equally?"

 
    %        
 

Rich

66        
 

Middle class

4        
 

Poor

12        
 

All equally

10        
 

No one (vol.)

2        
 

Unsure

6        
             

"Do you think most members of Congress are more interested in serving the people they represent, or more interested in serving special interest groups?"

 
    People Interest
groups
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/20-23/11

13 80 7    
             

"Do you think [see below] has/have too much influence, too little influence, or about the right amount of influence on American life and politics today?"

 
    Too much Too little About right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

"Large corporations"

 

5/20-23/11

75 7 13 5  
             
 

"Special interest groups"

 

5/20-23/11

71 9 11 9  
             
 

"Labor unions"

 

5/20-23/11

36 30 26 8  
             
 

"The National Rifle Association"

 

5/20-23/11

28 17 41 14  
             
 

"Planned Parenthood"

 

5/20-23/11

22 30 34 14  
             
 

"People like yourself"

 

5/20-23/11

1 85 12 2  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. April 20-23, 2011. N=1,013 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Next, we'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. How about the Tea Party Movement?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Never
heard of
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/20-23/11

33 47 7 13  
 

1/14-16/11

39 42 6 14  
 

5/24-25/10

36 41 10 13  
 

3/26-28/10

37 40 13 11  
             

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

 
    Supporter Opponent Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/20-23/11

30 28 38 4  
 

1/14-16/11

30 25 40 6  
 

11/4-7/10

32 30 31 7  
 

10/28-31/10

26 27 40 7  
 

10/14-17 & 21-24/10

26 26 35 13  
 

8/27-30/10

30 27 34 9  
 

6/11-13/10

31 30 32 7  
 

5/24-25/10

29 28 37 6  
 

3/26-28/10

28 26 38 8  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 15-20, 2011. N=1,224 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"If a political candidate said he or she 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?"
2010: "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?"  LV = likely voters

 
    More likely Less likely No difference Depends (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/15-20/11

14 26 53 2 5
 

Republicans

29 7 59 2 3
 

Democrats

8 47 39 2 4
 

Independents

11 20 60 2 7
             
 

10/21-26/10 LV

15 29 51 3 2
             

"Do you think the Tea Party movement has too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in the Republican Party?"

 
    Too much Too little Right amount Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/15-20/11

27 18 32 23  
 

Republicans

9 23 53 15  
 

Democrats

45 15 20 20  
 

Independents

25 18 29 28  

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 9-10, 2011. N=824 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"In general, do you think the Tea Party movement has had a positive effect or a negative effect on the country so far?"

 
    Positive Negative Mixed (vol.) No effect
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/9-10/11

50 43 2 1 3

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). March 31-April 4, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

               

"Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures and groups, and I'd like you to rate your feelings toward each one as either very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. If you don't know the name, please just say so. The Tea Party Movement."

 
    Very
positive
Somewhat
positive
Neutral Somewhat
negative
Very
negative
Don't know
name/Unsure
    % % % % % %
 

3/31 - 4/4/11

13 16 20 14 30 7
 

1/13-17/11

13 16 22 14 24 11
 

12/9-13/10

15 18 20 14 23 10
 

11/11-15/10

14 16 21 13 25 11
 

9/22-26/10

15 15 21 13 23 13
 

1/23-25/10

14 14 20 6 15 31

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