June 19, 2013 - Florida Voters Like Rubio, But Not On Guns, Immigration, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Clinton Tops Rubio, Jeb Bush In 2016 Matchups
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Florida voters give Sen. Marco Rubio negative ratings for his work on immigration reform and strongly disagree with his vote in the U.S. Senate against requiring background checks for those buying guns, but they still give him an overall 51 - 35 percent job approval rating, according to Quinnipiac University poll released today.

President Barack Obama gets a split 47 - 48 percent job approval rating, compared to a 50 - 45 percent approval rating in a March 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University.

In trial heats for the 2016 presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads two favorite sons, Sen. Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush, but either Republican would run neck and neck against Vice President Joe Biden.

Rubio's approval rating is little changed from his 48 - 33 percent approval March 20, although on individual issues voters are not as enamored with the state's junior senator:
  • Voters disapprove 41 - 33 percent of the way Rubio is handling the immigration issue;
  • Voters say 49 - 10 percent they think less favorably of Rubio because of his vote against
expanded background checks.

Background checks are "strongly" supported by 73 percent of voters, including 63 percent of voters in houses with guns, while 14 percent of all voters support them "somewhat."

"A mark of an able politician is one who can keep his support among the electorate even when that politician follows his own path rather than the public's preference on a high-profile issue like immigration or gun control," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"As perhaps the best-known Hispanic-American in national politics Sen. Marco Rubio has a tightrope to walk between keeping the folks back home happy and serving as a high-profile symbol for the GOP nationally," Brown added.

Illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S., with a path to citizenship, 58 percent of Florida voters say, while 12 percent say they should be allowed to stay, with no path to citizenship, and 24 percent say they should be deported.

Supporting a path to citizenship are 54 percent of white voters, 66 percent of black voters and 69 percent of Hispanic voters.

President Barack Obama, who carried Florida in both of his white House campaigns, is doing a bit better there than in some other states and in a May 30 Quinnipiac University national poll that showed him with a negative 45 - 49 percent job approval. The gender gap is shrinking as men disapprove 51 - 45 percent while women approve 49 - 46 percent.

With controversies over the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice and the State Department in the headlines, the president is seen as "honest and trustworthy" 50 - 45 percent, little changed from a 52 - 43 percent measure in a November 10, 2011, Florida poll.

Ms. Clinton would defeat former Gov. Bush 50 - 43 percent in a trial 2016 presidential heat and best Rubio 53 - 41 percent.

Bush would get 47 percent against Vice President Joseph Biden's 43 percent. In another matchup, Rubio gets 45 percent to Biden's 43 percent

"Vice President Joseph Biden runs weaker than does former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against a number of Republicans in a number of states Quinnipiac tested," said Brown.

Florida voters support the state's "stand your ground" law 57 - 36 percent, virtually unchanged in 12 months of Quinnipiac University surveys.

Voters also support 49 - 40 percent increasing the number of people enrolled in Medicaid, as part of the federal health care overhaul.

From June 11 - 16, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,176 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

8. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Jeb Bush the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              50%     6%    92%    48%    45%    53%    43%    87%    52%
Bush                 43     90      4     42     45     41     51      7     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      1      2      3      1      1      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      3      4      1      3      2      1
DK/NA                 4      3      2      4      3      4      2      3      9
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              44%    42%    33%    39%    39%    46%    28%    39%
Bush                 50     52     62     57     53     49     66     57
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      1      2      1      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      3      -      4      1      3      1
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      2      3      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Clinton              48%    50%    54%    47%    49%    54%    56%    45%
Bush                 45     42     36     49     48     33     37     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      1      1      3      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      3      2      1      2      2      2
DK/NA                 3      4      4      1      1      7      3      3
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Jeb Bush the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jun 19  Mar 21
                     2013    2013
 
Clinton              50      51
Bush                 43      40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                 4       5
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              53%     9%    92%    55%    49%    56%    45%    88%    58%
Rubio                41     85      6     36     44     38     48      9     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      2      2      1      2      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                 4      5      1      6      4      4      3      2      6
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              46%    45%    35%    41%    41%    49%    31%    41%
Rubio                47     49     59     54     52     45     62     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      1      1      2      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1      1      2      1      1      -
DK/NA                 3      4      4      3      3      4      4      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Clinton              50%    53%    58%    50%    51%    62%    57%    48%
Rubio                43     40     35     47     45     28     37     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      1      1      3      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1      -      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 3      4      4      2      2      6      4      3
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jun 19  Mar 21
                     2013    2013
 
Clinton              53      52
Rubio                41      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1
DK/NA                 4       6
 
 
10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Jeb Bush the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                43%     5%    85%    36%    38%    47%    33%    88%    53%
Bush                 47     91      8     48     49     45     56      6     37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      3      3      1      2      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      -      5      3      2      3      1      3
DK/NA                 6      1      6      8      6      6      5      5      6
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                35%    32%    24%    30%    29%    36%    17%    32%
Bush                 55     57     67     63     58     55     73     62
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      2      4      2      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      2      -      5      1      2      1
DK/NA                 4      6      5      5      5      6      6      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Biden                40%    44%    48%    39%    39%    55%    45%    39%
Bush                 50     46     40     54     56     32     46     53
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      3      1      2      1      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3      4      -      5      1      2
DK/NA                 5      6      6      3      3      8      6      4
 
 
11. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                43%     5%    84%    40%    41%    45%    35%    81%    48%
Rubio                45     89      9     45     48     43     53     11     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      3      2      2      3      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      3      2      2      2      3      -
DK/NA                 7      4      6      9      7      7      6      5     12
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                39%    33%    27%    28%    34%    36%    20%    33%
Rubio                51     55     64     60     56     51     68     57
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      2      2      3      3      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      3      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                 4      7      6      6      4      7      8      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Biden                44%    43%    46%    39%    46%    52%    45%    39%
Rubio                46     45     40     54     50     34     44     51
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      1      1      3      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      2      1      3      2      2
DK/NA                 5      8      9      3      1      8      7      6
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            54%    87%    25%    58%    56%    52%    63%    18%    46%
Unfavorable          33      6     60     29     31     35     28     65     29
Hvn't hrd enough     11      7     14     10     11     11      8     14     21
REFUSED               2      -      1      4      2      2      1      2      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 19  Mar 21
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            54      50
Unfavorable          33      35
Hvn't hrd enough     11      13
REFUSED               2       2
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            44%    81%    16%    41%    46%    43%    49%    23%    41%
Unfavorable          33      5     56     34     32     34     33     36     30
Hvn't hrd enough     22     13     27     24     21     23     17     40     26
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      1      1      -      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*High also 44% May 2012)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 21  May 23  Feb 03  Aug 19  Jun 19  Apr 16
                     2013    2013    2012    2011    2010    2013*   2009
                                                                     
Favorable            44      41      44      41      35      44      10
Unfavorable          33      34      24      17      28      33      11
Hvn't hrd enough     22      24      31      41      34      22      78
REFUSED               1       1       1       2       2       1       2
 
 
14. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            57%    20%    91%    58%    54%    60%    51%    86%    62%
Unfavorable          38     74      5     37     41     36     46      6     27
Hvn't hrd enough      4      4      3      4      4      4      2      7      7
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      2      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? (*Low also 44% Jun 2007)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 21  May 22  May 01  Apr 02  Mar 21  Apr 02
                     2013    2013    2008    2008    2008    2013    2008*
 
Favorable            57      62      48      49      44      62      44
Unfavorable          38      33      43      40      45      33      45
Hvn't hrd enough      4       4       5       7       8       4       8
REFUSED               1       2       4       4       4       2       4
 
 
15. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            45%    14%    80%    43%    43%    48%    38%    80%    48%
Unfavorable          42     78      7     42     44     40     51      5     28
Hvn't hrd enough     12      8     13     12     12     11     10     15     21
REFUSED               1      1      -      3      2      1      1      -      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 19  May 23  Dec 08  Feb 07
                     2013    2012    2011    2007
 
Favorable            45      36      37      20
Unfavorable          42      42      40      22
Hvn't hrd enough     12      21      21      57
REFUSED               1       1       2       1
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%    47%    18%    33%    39%    26%    31%    16%    47%
Disapprove           49     34     64     48     49     48     50     64     29
DK/NA                19     19     17     19     12     26     18     20     23
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              35%    26%    31%    44%    31%
Disapprove           49     52     45     33     54
DK/NA                16     21     24     23     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              33%    31%    29%    36%    35%    38%    32%    30%
Disapprove           53     47     50     46     54     43     54     49
DK/NA                14     22     21     18     11     19     14     21
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Sep 23  Mar 20
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2004    2013
 
Approve              32      25      35      31      31      51      25
Disapprove           49      52      44      50      48      34      52
DK/NA                19      23      20      19      21      15      23
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    84%    24%    50%    53%    48%    55%    28%    53%
Disapprove           35      8     59     36     34     37     33     47     32
DK/NA                14      8     17     13     13     15     12     25     15
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              53%    50%    52%    67%    42%
Disapprove           33     40     34     23     39
DK/NA                14     10     14     10     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              51%    50%    47%    58%    52%    40%    48%    57%
Disapprove           41     33     36     35     42     33     38     35
DK/NA                 8     16     18      7      6     27     14      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  May 23  May 23  Feb 03
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              51      48      52      51      54      54      42
Disapprove           35      33      30      31      27      27      20
DK/NA                14      19      18      18      19      19      37
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Nelson is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    31%    73%    50%    52%    49%    50%    61%    51%
Disapprove           29     50      7     30     33     25     34     12     18
DK/NA                20     19     19     20     15     25     16     27     30
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              48%    52%    46%    44%    58%
Disapprove           34     31     32     43     17
DK/NA                18     17     22     13     25
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              52%    50%    52%    48%    57%    56%    49%    52%
Disapprove           34     27     25     34     35     20     27     34
DK/NA                14     23     23     19      8     24     24     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Nelson is handling his job as United States Senator? (*Low also 42% Aug 2004)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Feb 06  Aug 04
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2007    2011*
 
Approve              51      49      51      47      44      54      42
Disapprove           29      28      31      32      35      18      35
DK/NA                20      23      18      21      21      28      23
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              47%     9%    85%    44%    45%    49%    38%    82%    61%
Disapprove           48     88     11     50     51     46     57     12     35
DK/NA                 5      3      5      5      4      5      4      6      4
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    39%    33%    33%    35%    41%    26%    37%
Disapprove           58     57     64     63     61     54     69     60
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      4      5      5      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              44%    48%    53%    43%    46%    57%    52%    42%
Disapprove           52     47     43     51     52     37     43     55
DK/NA                 4      5      4      6      2      6      5      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 21  Dec 19  Jun 27  Jun 21  Feb 19  Sep 22
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              47      50      54      47      47      64      39
Disapprove           48      45      42      49      49      23      57
DK/NA                 5       5       4       5       4      13       5
 
 
21. Would you say that Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  50%    12%    87%    47%    48%    53%    42%    86%    63%
No                   45     81     11     47     49     42     54     11     32
DK/NA                 5      6      2      6      3      6      5      3      5
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    41%    36%    37%    37%    45%    30%    38%
No                   54     54     61     55     59     49     65     57
DK/NA                 4      5      4      8      4      6      5      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  48%    51%    55%    45%    50%    59%    53%    46%
No                   48     44     40     50     47     37     42     50
DK/NA                 4      5      5      5      3      4      5      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Jun 19  Nov 10  May 01
                     2013    2011    2008
 
Yes                  50      52      58
No                   45      43      28
DK/NA                 5       6      14
 
 
30. Florida has a law that says a person is legally entitled to fight back with deadly force if they feel threatened, even if they could retreat instead. Do you support or oppose that law?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              57%    75%    38%    59%    65%    51%    61%    33%    64%
Oppose               36     19     57     33     31     40     32     62     33
DK/NA                 6      6      5      8      4      9      7      6      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              56%    58%    59%    64%    50%    65%    58%    55%
Oppose               39     35     35     34     44     34     38     38
DK/NA                 6      7      6      2      6      2      4      8
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD    HAVE KIDS
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No     <18
 
Support              52%    58%    71%    75%    44%    62%
Oppose               42     36     22     21     49     34
DK/NA                 6      6      7      4      7      4
 
TREND: Florida has a law that says a person is legally entitled to fight back with deadly force if they feel threatened, even if they could retreat instead. Do you support or oppose that law?
                     Jun 19  Mar 20  Jun 20  May 24
                     2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Support              57      56      56      56
Oppose               36      36      37      35
DK/NA                 6       8       8       8
 
 
31. As you may know Medicaid is a government program that pays for health care for low-income people and others with certain disabilities. Do you think that increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid coverage in Florida is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            49%    26%    72%    49%    50%    48%    43%    76%    60%
Bad idea             40     62     18     40     41     38     45     12     33
DK/NA                11     12     11     11      9     13     12     12      7
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Good idea            51%    46%    43%    35%    61%
Bad idea             37     43     43     55     30
DK/NA                11     10     14     10      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Good idea            47%    50%    57%    48%    43%    57%    50%    47%
Bad idea             45     37     32     42     47     37     40     40
DK/NA                 7     13     11     10     10      5     10     13
 
TREND: As you may know Medicaid is a government program that pays for health care for low-income people and others with certain disabilities. Do you think that increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid coverage in Florida is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Jun 19  Mar 20
                     2013    2013
 
Good idea            49      50
Bad idea             40      40
DK/NA                11      11
 
 
32. Would you support or oppose a law requiring background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online? IF SUPPORT OR OPPOSE: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly support     73%    59%    87%    72%    66%    79%    70%    84%    76%
Somewhat support     14     21      7     13     16     12     15     10     10
Somewhat oppose       4      6      2      5      6      2      5      1      4
Strongly oppose       7      9      2      8      9      5      7      2      9
DK/NA                 2      5      1      2      3      2      3      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly support     70%    74%    76%    71%    70%    73%    80%    68%
Somewhat support     17     13     11     14     20     19     10     15
Somewhat oppose       5      3      4      5      3      3      4      5
Strongly oppose       6      7      5      8      6      4      4      9
DK/NA                 2      3      3      3      1      1      2      3
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD    HAVE KIDS
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No     <18
 
Strongly support     75%    74%    65%    63%    81%    78%
Somewhat support     12     14     20     18     11     13
Somewhat oppose       4      3      6      7      2      3
Strongly oppose       7      7      6      9      4      5
DK/NA                 2      3      3      2      2      1
 
 
33. As you may know, Senator Rubio voted against a proposal that would require background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online. Does this make you think more favorably of him, less favorably of him, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More favorably       10%    15%     5%    11%    11%     9%    11%     3%    11%
Less favorably       49     24     75     50     45     53     46     72     47
No difference        38     58     19     37     42     35     41     24     39
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      2      2      2      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More favorably       11%    10%     9%    13%    10%     7%     8%    13%
Less favorably       49     49     52     48     49     52     55     46
No difference        38     39     37     38     39     40     35     39
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      1      2      2
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD    HAVE KIDS
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No     <18
 
More favorably       10%    10%    11%    13%     7%     7%
Less favorably       50     52     44     39     59     50
No difference        38     36     42     47     32     43
DK/NA                 2      2      3      1      2      -
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling immigration issues?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%    52%    19%    32%    36%    30%    35%    15%    36%
Disapprove           41     24     55     38     40     42     38     54     39
DK/NA                27     24     26     30     25     29     27     31     24
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              33%    35%    37%    39%    25%
Disapprove           34     42     37     31     51
DK/NA                34     23     26     30     24
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              43%    28%    27%    41%    43%    19%    33%    39%
Disapprove           39     41     42     39     42     48     43     38
DK/NA                19     30     31     20     15     34     24     23
 
 
35. Which comes closest to your view about illegal immigrants who are currently living in the United States? A) They should be allowed to stay in the United States and to eventually apply for US citizenship. B) They should be allowed to remain in the United States, but not be allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship. C) They should be required to leave the U.S.
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A) Stay/Citizenship  58%    47%    75%    53%    55%    60%    54%    66%    69%
B) Stay/Not citizen  12     15      7     14     13     11     12     13      9
C) Not stay          24     33     14     25     27     21     27     11     20
DK/NA                 6      5      4      9      4      8      7     10      2
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
A) Stay/Citizenship  52%    58%    57%    56%    65%
B) Stay/Not citizen  16      7     10     13     14
C) Not stay          24     29     26     26     16
DK/NA                 8      6      7      5      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
A) Stay/Citizenship  59%    57%    58%    58%    62%    68%    49%    60%
B) Stay/Not citizen  15     11     12     13     14     10     12     12
C) Not stay          21     25     25     26     16     16     31     22
DK/NA                 4      7      5      4      8      6      7      6
 
TREND: Which comes closest to your view about illegal immigrants who are currently living in the United States? A) They should be allowed to stay in the United States and to eventually apply for U.S. citizenship. B) They should be allowed to remain in the United States, but not be allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship. C) They should be required to leave the U.S.
                     Jun 19  Dec 08
                     2013    2011
 
A) Stay/Citizenship  58      54
B) Stay/Not citizen  12      14
C) Not stay          24      27
DK/NA                 6       5
 
 
36. Do you support or oppose allowing the children of illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              59%    42%    77%    58%    59%    60%    53%    72%    80%
Oppose               32     48     19     31     36     29     37     20     19
DK/NA                 8     10      4     11      5     12     10      7      1
 
                     North/                             HAVE KIDS
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE   <18
 
Support              56%    57%    53%    59%    71%    60%
Oppose               38     36     35     37     21     31
DK/NA                 6      7     13      4      8      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              65%    57%    59%    60%    62%    71%    57%    57%
Oppose               29     34     33     32     31     23     35     34
DK/NA                 6     10      8      8      7      6      8      9
 
 

Demographic Summary