November 23, 2011 - American Voters Say Iran Sanctions Aren't Working, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 50 Percent Say Bomb Iran If Sanctions Don't Work

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Economic sanctions to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons aren't effective, American voters say 60 - 33 percent, and 50 percent of voters say the U.S. should take military action to stop Iran's nuclear program if sanctions don't work, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

American voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll 55 - 36 percent that the U.S. should not take military action against Iran. But 25 percent of those opponents shift to support military action if sanctions fail.

The combined result is 50 percent in favor of military action if sanctions fail, with 38 percent opposed.

If Israel attacks Iran, 46 percent of voters say the U.S. should support that move, with 6 percent who say the U.S. should oppose it and 44 percent who say the U.S. should be neutral.

A total of 88 percent of Americans voters say Iran's nuclear program is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" threat to U.S. national security with no disagreement from any group.

American voters disapprove 50 - 44 percent of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, but approve 49 - 42 percent of his handling of foreign policy and approve 46 - 38 percent of the way he is handling Iran. Voters say 48 - 45 percent that President Obama does not deserve a second term.

"Americans are very concerned about the development of an Iranian nuclear program and don't think the current policy of economic sanctions is effective," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Voters are not yet to the point that they want the U.S. military to stop it, but 50 percent say that if the sanctions eventually prove to be ineffective then they would support the use of force."

While voters say by almost 2-1 the sanctions have not been effective, there are partisan differences. Only 27 percent of Republicans say sanctions are "very effective" or "somewhat effective," compared to 44 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of independent voters.

The same split shows when voters are asked about using military force against Iran:
  • 50 percent of Republicans support the use of force in any case, with another 15 percent who support force if sanctions fail and 23 percent opposed to force no matter what;
  • 29 percent of Democrats support force with no conditions, with 14 percent who support force if sanctions fail and 45 percent opposed to force;
  • 31 percent of independent voters support force in any case, with 14 percent who support force if sanctions fail and 43 percent opposed to force.
On another matter, voters say 48 - 40 percent that the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn Obama's new health care law. Democrats support the health care law 70 - 19 percent, while opposition is 86 - 8 percent among Republicans and 45 - 38 percent among independent voters.

From November 14 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,552 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 1.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. If the 2012 election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for, the Republican candidate or for the Democratic candidate in your district?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican           36%    87%     2%    31%    39%    33%    42%     8%    27%
Democratic           40      1     85     33     35     44     33     80     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      3      2      2      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      1      3      3      1      2      1      7
DK/NA                20     10     12     29     20     20     21     10     19
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Republican           51%    45%    59%    41%    42%    42%    30%    38%    37%
Democratic           25     35     21     34     39     30     40     40     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      2      4      3      2      3      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      -      1      1      2      3      2      1
DK/NA                22     16     18     21     16     24     24     18     19
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Republican           25%    36%    40%    45%    40%
Democratic           47     40     37     39     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      3      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      1      1      2      1
DK/NA                23     19     18     13     21
 
TREND: If the 2012 election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or for the Democratic candidate in your district?
                     Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 05  Aug 31  Mar 31
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
                             
Republican           36      34      39      38      40
Democratic           40      42      39      38      37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3       2       3       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2       1       2       1
DK/NA                20      19      19      19      20
 
 
13. 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              44%     7%    78%    42%    39%    48%    37%    83%    56%
Disapprove           50     90     16     49     55     45     57     11     43
DK/NA                 6      3      6      8      6      6      7      6      1
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              31%    36%    22%    39%    42%    34%    47%    44%    43%
Disapprove           64     57     73     55     54     58     44     51     51
DK/NA                 5      7      6      6      4      8      9      4      6
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Approve              53%    44%    40%    41%    39%
Disapprove           38     49     56     55     56
DK/NA                 8      7      3      4      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (*High also 59% Mar 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Jun 04  Oct 06
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009*   2011
                             
Approve              44      47      41      42      47      59      41
Disapprove           50      49      55      52      46      31      55
DK/NA                 6       4       4       6       7      10       4
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              24%     5%    47%    18%    20%    28%    20%    48%    25%
Disapprove           69     92     45     73     75     63     73     43     66
DK/NA                 7      3      7      8      5      9      6      8      9
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              16%    22%    17%    20%    18%    21%    29%    21%    25%
Disapprove           77     75     78     75     77     72     62     72     68
DK/NA                 7      4      6      5      5      7      8      7      7
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Approve              32%    27%    20%    18%    21%
Disapprove           57     66     75     77     70
DK/NA                11      7      5      4      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job? (*Low also 24% Sep 2011, Oct 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Mar 4   Nov 23  
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011*    
                                                                             
Approve              24      26      24      24      28      45      24      
Disapprove           69      70      71      70      64      45      69      
DK/NA                 7       5       5       6       8      10       7      
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              19%    47%     6%    12%    18%    20%    23%     8%    15%
Disapprove           74     46     88     81     76     71     71     85     75
DK/NA                 7      7      5      8      5      9      7      7     10
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              29%    23%    35%    21%    18%    25%    20%    18%    21%
Disapprove           63     71     58     73     77     67     71     76     72
DK/NA                 8      6      7      6      4      8      9      7      7
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Approve              18%    20%    20%    21%    22%
Disapprove           71     76     75     74     71
DK/NA                11      4      5      5      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job? (*High also 34% Mar 3, 2011 & Mar 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Mar 31  Nov 23  
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*   2011    
                                                                             
Approve              19      20      23       22      26      34     19      
Disapprove           74      76      71       71      65      55     74      
DK/NA                 7       4       6        7       9      11      7      
 
 
16. Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Deserves         45%     5%    82%    44%    41%    49%    38%    87%    55%
No/Does not          48     92     12     47     53     44     56      7     38
DK/NA                 7      2      5      9      6      7      7      6      7
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         30%    36%    22%    39%    43%    35%    47%    45%    46%
No/Does not          64     57     73     54     53     57     44     49     49
DK/NA                 6      7      5      8      5      8      9      6      5
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Yes/Deserves         54%    46%    42%    42%    42%
No/Does not          37     48     54     53     54
DK/NA                 9      7      4      4      4
 
TREND: Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected? (*High also 47% Jul 2011)(**Low also 40% Mar 2010)
                                                             YES DESERVES..
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 05  Aug 31  Jul 13  Nov 02  Jul 21
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*   2010**
                             
Yes/Deserves         45      47      42      42      47      47      40
No/Does not          48      49      54      51      47      49      48
DK/NA                 7       4       4       7       7       4      12
 
 
17. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        2%     -      5%     1%     1%     3%     1%    10%     -
Smwht satisfied      16      6     25     15     14     17     14     27     24
Smwht dissatisfied   31     21     40     33     30     33     30     39     30
Very dissatisfied    50     73     27     51     54     46     55     22     44
DK/NA                 1      -      2      -      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        1%     1%     -      1%     1%     1%     3%     2%     2%
Smwht satisfied      11     11     12     12     12     15     25     15     13
Smwht dissatisfied   27     36     23     34     36     27     35     33     29
Very dissatisfied    60     52     64     52     51     57     36     50     55
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      1      1      -      1
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Very satisfied        5%     -      1%     -      2%
Smwht satisfied      21     15     13     15     16
Smwht dissatisfied   27     35     33     33     29
Very dissatisfied    44     49     52     52     52
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Dec 11  Nov 13
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2001    2008
                             
Very satisfied        2       2       2       2       3      21       2
Smwht satisfied      16      17      16      17      24      47      14
Smwht dissatisfied   31      30      28      29      32      19      38
Very dissatisfied    50      51      53      51      40      10      44
DK/NA                 1       1       1       -       1       3       2
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - the economy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%     3%    62%    31%    29%    36%    28%    65%    36%
Disapprove           61     94     33     61     64     58     66     31     59
DK/NA                 6      3      5      8      6      6      6      4      5
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              22%    26%    18%    28%    31%    26%    35%    32%    34%
Disapprove           73     69     80     65     65     67     58     64     60
DK/NA                 6      4      3      7      4      7      8      4      6
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Approve              40%    36%    27%    33%    29%
Disapprove           51     60     69     65     65
DK/NA                 9      4      4      2      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy? (* Low also 32% Sep 2011)
                                                                     APPROVE......
                                                                     High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 03  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Jun 09  Mar 04  Oct 06
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011*
                             
Approve              33      37      32      32      38      36      57      32
Disapprove           61      60      64      62      56      58      33      64
DK/NA                 6       4       4       6       5       6      10       4
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - foreign policy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              49%    17%    78%    50%    48%    49%    45%    75%    49%
Disapprove           42     76     13     40     46     38     46     18     37
DK/NA                10      7      9     10      7     12      9      7     15
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              36%    44%    30%    46%    54%    40%    52%    50%    47%
Disapprove           55     44     64     43     41     48     35     42     44
DK/NA                 8     12      6     11      5     11     13      8      9
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Approve              47%    49%    48%    54%    42%
Disapprove           39     40     44     40     48
DK/NA                13     11      8      6     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 03  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Apr 29  Mar 30
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011
                             
Approve              49      52      44      44      47      57      41
Disapprove           42      42      48      47      43      32      47
DK/NA                10       6       8       9      10      11      12
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - the situation in Iran?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              46%    20%    72%    44%    45%    46%    41%    78%    46%
Disapprove           38     67     14     37     41     36     42     13     42
DK/NA                16     12     15     18     14     17     17      9     12
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              32%    43%    29%    42%    45%    39%    39%    51%    46%
Disapprove           51     42     56     41     39     44     38     36     40
DK/NA                17     15     15     17     16     17     22     13     14
 
                     Followng                        
                     Iran Q43 IRAN SERIOUS THREAT Q44   Military
                     Vry+SmWt Very     SmWht    Not     HsHlds
                                                        
Approve              45%      39%      55%      54%     40%
Disapprove           44       48       28       27      44
DK/NA                11       13       17       19      15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Iran?
                     Nov 23  Apr 22  Oct 7
                     2011    2010    2009 
                     
Approve              46      44      45
Disapprove           38      43      39
DK/NA                16      13      17
 
 
21. Is your opinion of the - Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            31%    76%     7%    21%    32%    30%    35%    14%    23%
Unfavorable          54     14     80     60     55     53     51     69     58
Hvn't hrd enough     13      8     11     15     11     14     11     16     16
REFUSED               3      1      2      4      2      3      3      2      3
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            41%    37%    50%    32%    32%    36%    36%    29%    29%
Unfavorable          44     49     36     53     59     47     46     57     55
Hvn't hrd enough     12     11     12     11      7     14     15     13     12
REFUSED               3      3      2      3      2      4      3      1      4
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Favorable            25%    30%    35%    35%    30%
Unfavorable          49     57     57     56     52
Hvn't hrd enough     23     11      6      8     14
REFUSED               3      2      3      1      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it? (*Low also 25% Jul 2009)
                                                             FAVORABLE....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 02  Sep 01  Nov 22  Sep 09  Nov 22  Oct 8
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010    2009*
                             
Favorable            31      28      32      40      35      40      25
Unfavorable          54      57      53      45      43      45      53
Hvn't hrd enough     13      13      13      13      19      13      18
REFUSED               3       2       2       3       3       3       4
 
 
22. Is your opinion of the - Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            35%     5%    71%    28%    29%    40%    30%    64%    33%
Unfavorable          51     88     17     56     58     46     56     22     53
Hvn't hrd enough     11      6     10     12     10     12     11     13     14
REFUSED               3      1      2      4      3      2      3      1      -
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            23%    32%    20%    31%    33%    29%    37%    35%    35%
Unfavorable          65     54     70     54     58     55     44     53     53
Hvn't hrd enough     10     11      9     11      6     13     16     11      9
REFUSED               2      3      1      4      3      3      4      1      3
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Favorable            41%    39%    30%    35%    28%
Unfavorable          39     48     61     57     57
Hvn't hrd enough     18     11      6      7     12
REFUSED               3      2      2      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 02  Sep 01  Nov 22  Sep 09  Nov 12  Apr 21
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2008    2010
                             
Favorable            35      36      35      38      34      55      32
Unfavorable          51      49      51      50      47      35      52
Hvn't hrd enough     11      13      12      10      15       6      12
REFUSED               3       3       2       3       3       4       3
 
 
23. Is your opinion of the - Tea Party Movement favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            29%    55%     7%    29%    34%    24%    32%    11%    27%
Unfavorable          42     17     66     41     40     43     41     58     30
Hvn't hrd enough     28     26     26     28     23     32     26     29     42
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      2      1      2      2      1
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            39%    35%    45%    31%    31%    32%    24%    31%    30%
Unfavorable          33     40     24     42     53     34     34     41     46
Hvn't hrd enough     27     24     31     25     14     32     40     27     23
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      2      2      2      1      1
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Favorable            23%    29%    33%    33%    33%
Unfavorable          34     41     45     50     35
Hvn't hrd enough     42     29     21     15     29
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Tea Party movement favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 03  Sep 01  Nov 17  Sep 09  Nov 17  Mar 24
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010    2010  
                                                                           
Favorable            29      31      29      34      30      34      28    
Unfavorable          42      45      42      38      31      38      23    
Hvn't hrd enough     28      24      29      26      37      26      49    
REFUSED               2       1       1       1       2       1       1    
 
 
24. Is your opinion of the - Occupy Wall Street Movement favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            29%     7%    47%    29%    29%    28%    27%    38%    27%
Unfavorable          44     73     22     43     50     39     47     21     41
Hvn't hrd enough     25     19     30     26     19     31     23     41     30
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      2      2      2      -      2
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            20%    26%    15%    29%    31%    26%    29%    30%    26%
Unfavorable          53     52     56     49     54     44     36     44     48
Hvn't hrd enough     25     22     28     20     14     28     33     25     24
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Favorable            28%    31%    31%    28%    23%
Unfavorable          30     42     49     57     50
Hvn't hrd enough     40     25     18     14     26
REFUSED               1      2      2      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Occupy Wall Street Movement favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Nov 23  Nov 03
                     2011    2011
                             
Favorable            29      30
Unfavorable          44      39 
Hvn't hrd enough     25      30 
REFUSED               2       1 
 
 
25. Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  10%    20%     2%     9%    10%     9%    11%     2%    10%
No                   87     76     96     87     86     87     85     95     86
DK/NA                 4      4      3      4      3      4      4      3      5
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  13%    13%    15%    11%     8%    13%     8%    10%    11%
No                   84     82     81     85     91     82     85     88     86
DK/NA                 4      5      4      4      1      5      7      2      4
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Yes                   8%    10%    11%     9%    10%
No                   87     88     86     88     85
DK/NA                 5      2      3      3      5
 
TREND: Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement or not?
                                                             YES TEA PARTY.
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 23  Nov 03  Oct 06  Sep 01  Nov 22  Oct 06  Nov 23  
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2011    2011    
                                                                             
Yes                  10      12      16      12      13      16      10      
No                   87      85      80      85      83      80      87      
DK/NA                 4       3       4       3       4       4       4      
 
 
43. How closely have you been following news about Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons - Would you say you have been following it very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very closely         24%    30%    18%    25%    33%    17%    25%    20%    19%
Smwht closely        42     39     42     44     42     41     42     38     42
Not too closely      23     22     27     22     17     28     23     24     23
Not at all           11      9     12      9      7     14      9     16     16
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      -      2      -
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very closely         27%    25%    31%    24%    29%    23%    12%    23%    32%
Smwht closely        42     40     39     43     43     42     37     42     43
Not too closely      22     27     23     24     21     25     30     26     18
Not at all            9      8      7      9      7     10     21      9      7
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     Followng                        
                     Iran Q43 IRAN SERIOUS THREAT Q44   Military
                     Vry+SmWt Very     SmWht    Not     HsHlds
                                                        
Very closely         37%      32%      13%      19%     34%
Smwht closely        63       41       46       38      39
Not too closely       -       19       29       26      19
Not at all            -        7       12       16       8
DK/NA                 -        -        -        1       -
 
 
44. Do you consider Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons to be a very serious threat to U.S. national security, a somewhat serious threat, not a very serious threat or not a threat to U.S. national security?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         55%    68%    47%    53%    52%    57%    54%    51%    61%
Smwht serious        33     27     38     33     31     34     34     31     27
Not very serious      7      3      8      8     10      4      6      8      6
Not a threat          3      1      4      4      5      2      3      5      1
DK/NA                 2      -      3      2      2      3      2      5      5
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very serious         61%    60%    69%    54%    52%    56%    47%    52%    61%
Smwht serious        30     33     27     35     36     33     37     35     29
Not very serious      4      4      2      5      7      6      8      7      5
Not a threat          3      1      2      3      4      3      5      4      2
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      2      2      3      1      3
 
                     Followng                        
                     Iran Q43 IRAN SERIOUS THREAT Q44   Military
                     Vry+SmWt Very     SmWht    Not     HsHlds
                                                        
Very serious         61%     100%       -        -      60%
Smwht serious        29        -      100        -      30
Not very serious      6        -        -       65       5
Not a threat          3        -        -       35       3
DK/NA                 1        -        -        -       2
 
 
45. How effective do you think the U.S. and its allies policy of economic sanctions against Iran have been in preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, very effective, somewhat effective, not too effective, or not effective at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very effective        3%     2%     5%     3%     3%     3%     2%     7%     8%
Smwht effective      30     25     39     26     25     34     27     45     29
Not too effective    33     34     33     35     33     34     36     26     33
Not effective        27     35     16     28     35     19     28     15     22
DK/NA                 7      4      8      7      4     10      7      8      8
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very effective        2%     3%     2%     2%     -      3%     5%     3%     3%
Smwht effective      26     30     26     28     25     28     34     30     27
Not too effective    36     37     35     37     40     34     34     32     35
Not effective        30     23     33     25     30     26     17     31     27
DK/NA                 6      8      5      7      4      8     10      4      8
 
                     Followng                        
                     Iran Q43 IRAN SERIOUS THREAT Q44   Military
                     Vry+SmWt Very     SmWht    Not     HsHlds
                                                        
Very effective        3%       4%       2%       5%      6%
Smwht effective      28       29       33       27      25
Not too effective    33       31       42       25      35
Not effective        34       32       16       36      28
DK/NA                 2        4        8        7       7
 
 
46. Do you think the U.S. should take military action to prevent Iran's development of a nuclear weapon or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  36%    50%    29%    31%    37%    34%    35%    36%    43%
No                   55     41     63     61     57     54     56     58     43
DK/NA                 9      8      8      8      5     12      9      6     13
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  39%    38%    46%    34%    25%    40%    38%    37%    34%
No                   51     53     41     58     66     51     52     57     56
DK/NA                11      9     13      8      9      9      9      6     11
                 
                     Followng                        
                     Iran Q43 IRAN SERIOUS THREAT Q44   Military
                     Vry+SmWt Very     SmWht    Not     HsHlds
                                                        
Yes                  35%      48%      23%      16%     39%
No                   58       42       70       82      51
DK/NA                 7        9        7        2      10
 
 
47. (If No q46) If the economic sanctions are unable to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program, do you think the U.S. should take military action to prevent Iran's development of a nuclear weapon or not?
                     NO MILITARY ACTION Q46.....................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk   
 
Yes                  25%    36%    22%    24%    23%    27%    25%    29%   
No                   69     56     72     72     73     66     69     64    
DK/NA                 6      8      6      5      4      7      6      7    
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  30%    27%    39%    22%    20%    28%    27%    29%    22%
No                   63     69     54     73     74     66     70     66     71
DK/NA                 7      4      7      6      6      6      3      5      7
 
                     Followng                        
                     Iran Q43 IRAN SERIOUS THREAT Q44   Military
                     Vry+SmWt Very     SmWht    Not     HsHlds
                                                        
Yes                  25%      36%      23%       3%     22%
No                   70       56       73       95      73
DK/NA                 6        9        4        2       5
 
 
47a. (Combined Table Ques 46 & 47) Do you think the U.S. should take military action to prevent Iran's development of a nuclear weapon or not? (If "no") If the economic sanctions are unable to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program, do you think the U.S. should take military action to prevent Iran's development of a nuclear weapon or not?
                     COMBINED TABLE QUES 46 & 47................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Military now Q46     36%    50%    29%    31%    37%    34%    35%    36%    43%
Military if sanc 
 ineffective Q47     14     15     14     14     13     14     14     17      8
No Military act Q47  38     23     45     43     42     35     39     37     34
DK/NA Q46 or Q47     12     12     12     11      7     16     12     10     15
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BrnAgnEvangl  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Military now Q46     39%    38%    46%    34%    25%    40%    38%    37%    34%
Military if sanc     
 ineffective Q47     15     14     16     13     13     14     14     16     12
No Military act Q47  32     37     22     42     48     34     36     38     40
DK/NA Q46 or Q47     14     11     15     11     13     12     11      9     14
 
                     Followng                          
                     Iran Q43 IRAN SERIOUS THREAT Q44   Military
                     Vry+SmWt Very     SmWht    Not     HsHlds
                                                      
Military now Q46     35%      48%      23%      16%     39%
Military if sanc                                      
 ineffective Q47     14       15       16        2      11
No Military act Q47  41       24       51       78      37
DK/NA Q46 or Q47     10       13       10        4      13
 
 
48. If Israel were to attack Iran to stop its nuclear weapons program, would you want the U.S. to, support Israel's military action, oppose Israel's military action, or would you want the US to stay neutral?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support action       46%    70%    31%    41%    50%    42%    48%    31%    51%
Oppose action         6      1      7      7      7      4      6      5      5
Stay neutral         44     26     55     47     40     48     41     58     39
DK/NA                 5      3      7      4      4      6      5      6      6
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support action       58%    44%    70%    43%    46%    49%    35%    46%    51%
Oppose action         4      4      2      6      8      4      5      7      5
Stay neutral         33     45     26     46     42     41     56     45     38
DK/NA                 4      6      2      6      4      5      4      3      6
 
                     Followng                        
                     Iran Q43 IRAN SERIOUS THREAT Q44   Military
                     Vry+SmWt Very     SmWht    Not     HsHlds
                                                        
Support action       54%      61%      32%      15%     53%
Oppose action         7        3        6       19       7
Stay neutral         36       33       57       66      36
DK/NA                 4        4        5        1       4
 
 
49. Do you think Congress should try to repeal the new health care law, or should they let it stand?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should repeal it     47%    84%    20%    44%    52%    44%    51%    24%    50%
Should let it stand  41      9     69     41     39     43     38     67     35
DK/NA                12      7     11     15      9     14     11      9     16
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Should repeal it     59%    53%    65%    51%    49%    52%    42%    50%    47%
Should let it stand  30     34     23     38     45     34     42     40     42
DK/NA                12     12     12     11      6     14     16     10     11
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Should repeal it     40%    51%    49%    51%    52%
Should let it stand  43     39     42     42     36
DK/NA                17     10      9      7     12
 
TREND: Do you think Congress should try to repeal the new health care law, or should they let it stand?
                     Nov 23  May 04  Jan 18
                     2011    2011    2011
                             
Should repeal it     47      44      48
Should let it stand  41      45      43
DK/NA                12      11       8
 
 
50. The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the new health care law. Do you want the Supreme Court to uphold the new health care law or overturn it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Uphold it            40%     8%    70%    38%    37%    42%    36%    67%    33%
Overturn it          48     86     19     45     52     44     51     22     51
DK/NA                12      7     11     16     11     14     12     11     17
 
                     WHITE..................................
                                   BRNAGNEVANGL  COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Uphold it            29%    35%    24%    36%    44%    32%    43%    39%    40%
Overturn it          59     53     65     51     48     53     40     51     48
DK/NA                11     12     11     13      8     15     17     10     11
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  Military
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  HsHlds
 
Uphold it            41%    38%    41%    41%    33%
Overturn it          42     49     49     52     53
DK/NA                17     13     10      8     14
 

Demographic Summary