April 2, 2014 - Obama Approval Inches Up, Tied With Putin As Leader, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Say Putin Is Not Hitler, But Fear Military Action
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American voters give President Barack Obama a negative 39 - 55 percent grade for his handling of foreign policy, one of his lowest foreign policy grades ever, as his overall job approval inches up to a negative 42 - 50 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

This compares to the president's negative 40 - 54 percent job approval in a January 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

A total of 80 percent of American voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" that the Ukraine situation could lead to a larger regional conflict with U.S. military involvement. But voters give mixed signals on President Obama's handling of the Ukraine issue:
  • They give Obama a negative 41 - 47 percent grade for his handling of the Ukraine and Russia situation;
  • 45 percent say his handling of Ukraine and Russia has been "about right," while 36 percent say "not tough enough" and 6 percent say "too tough;"
  • Voters support 69 - 21 percent economic sanctions against Russia by the U.S. and its European allies;
  • 54 percent say the U.S. should not get too involved, while 39 percent want the U.S. to take a firm stand;
  • 56 percent say the Ukraine situation could lead to a renewal of the Cold War.
American voters are divided 42 - 42 percent on whether President Obama or President Vladimir Putin is a stronger leader.

"Is the old Cold War Bear lurking in Ukraine? Americans express concern but caution on how to handle Russia," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"It's a tossup on who is a tougher leader, President Barack Obama or President Vladimir Putin, as Americans weigh the heavyweight standoff over Ukraine."

Only 24 percent of American voters compare Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine to Adolph Hitler's actions prior to the outbreak of World War II, while 51 percent say that is too strong a comparison and 21 percent don't know enough about that pre-war history.

Voter opinions on other Putin characteristics are:
  • 80 - 5 percent that he is not honest and trustworthy;
  • 57 - 29 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 48 - 33 percent that he is mentally stable.
2014 Senate and Congressional Races

Reversing a slight shift to the Republican column, 40 percent of American voters now say they would vote for a Democrat for Congress this year, while 38 percent go Republican. Independent voters would vote Republican 35 - 27 percent.

Democrats in Congress continue to be viewed as the lesser of two evils, with a negative 30 - 60 percent approval rating, compared to a negative 18 - 73 percent score for Republicans.

Control of the House and Senate is a tossup for American voters:
  • 45 - 45 percent split on whether Democrats or Republicans should control the Senate;
  • 46 percent want Democrats to take over the House, while 45 percent want GOP control.
American voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 55 - 41 percent and 40 percent are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports Obamacare, while 27 percent are more likely and 31 percent say this will not affect their vote.

Immigration also is a possible pitfall for candidates, as 39 percent of voters say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, while 29 percent are more likely and 29 percent say it won't make a difference in their vote.

Raising the minimum wage is more popular as 50 percent say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports raising the minimum wage, with 25 percent less likely and 24 percent saying it won't affect their vote.

"Congressional candidates better watch out for the mines as they step into Obamacare and immigration, but supporting a higher minimum wage looks like an easy issue," Malloy said.

From March 26 - 31, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,578 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 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, 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

1. If the 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?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Republican           38%    90%     1%    35%    42%    34%    35%    38%    36%    41%
Democratic           40      1     87     27     35     44     36     42     40     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      1      3      3      1      3      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      1      4      2      2      4      2      2      1
DK/NA                18      8     10     30     18     18     21     16     20     17
 
TREND: If the 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?
                                                             DEMOCRATIC ADVANTAGE
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 21  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 13  Oct 01  Dec 10
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Republican           38      38      38      41      39      34      41
Democratic           40      37      37      38      39      43      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       2       3       3       4       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       3       2       2       2       2       2
DK/NA                18      21      21      16      18      17      16
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              42%     4%    79%    37%    39%    45%    43%    43%    42%    40%
Disapprove           50     93     15     52     54     47     47     47     52     54
DK/NA                 8      3      7     11      7      8     10      9      6      6
 
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
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 12  Jun 04  Dec 10
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2009*   2013
 
Approve              42      40      41      38      39      59      38
Disapprove           50      54      53      57      54      31      57
DK/NA                 8       6       7       6       7      10       6
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              18%    34%     8%    18%    19%    18%    31%    18%    14%    16%
Disapprove           73     58     86     71     74     72     59     72     78     75
DK/NA                 9      8      6     11      8     10     10     10      7     10
 
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, ** Low also 17% Oct 2013)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 21  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 13  Mar 31  Jan 21
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2011*   2014**
 
Approve              18      17      19      19      20      34      17
Disapprove           73      76      73      74      73      55      76
DK/NA                 9       7       7       7       8      11       7
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              30%     6%    61%    22%    29%    32%    35%    30%    29%    31%
Disapprove           60     90     28     67     64     56     56     58     63     61
DK/NA                10      4     11     11      8     11     10     12      8      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
                     Apr 02  Jan 21  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 13  Mar 4   Nov 23
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2009    2011*
 
Approve              30      27      29      27      30      45      24
Disapprove           60      66      64      67      62      45      69
DK/NA                10       7       7       6       7      10       7
 
 
5. 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?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        2%     1%     3%     2%     2%     2%     -      4%     1%     2%
Smwht satisfied      24      9     45     18     23     26     28     26     22     22
Smwht dissatisfied   33     31     33     33     35     30     45     32     27     33
Very dissatisfied    40     59     17     45     39     42     27     38     49     42
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      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
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 12  Dec 11  Nov 13
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2001    2008
 
Very satisfied        2       2       1       2       2      21       2
Smwht satisfied      24      22      24      22      19      47      14
Smwht dissatisfied   33      32      31      30      31      19      38
Very dissatisfied    40      43      43      46      47      10      44
DK/NA                 1       1       1       -       1       3       2
 
7. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Republican Party     45%    97%     5%    45%    48%    42%    36%    45%    46%    48%
Democratic Party     45      1     92     37     40     49     46     45     45     42
DK/NA                11      2      3     18     12     10     17     10      9     10
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                     Apr 02  Jan 21  Jan 08  Dec 10
                     2014    2014    2014    2013
 
Republican Party     45      43      46      47
Democratic Party     45      44      42      42
DK/NA                11      13      12      11
 
 
8. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Republican Party     45%    95%     5%    46%    48%    41%    37%    44%    46%    49%
Democratic Party     46      3     92     37     41     50     50     47     45     43
DK/NA                10      1      3     17     11      8     14      9      9      8
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                     Apr 02  Jan 21  Jan 08  Dec 10
                     2014    2014    2014    2013
 
Republican Party     45      43      46      47
Democratic Party     46      45      44      42
DK/NA                10      12      10      11
 
 
9. Would you say that Barack Obama - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  48%    10%    86%    43%    45%    52%    43%    51%    49%    47%
No                   47     85     10     51     50     44     50     42     48     49
DK/NA                 5      5      3      5      5      5      6      7      3      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy or not? (* Low also 44% Nov 2013)
                                                             YES...........
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 12  Jan 13  Dec 10
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2011    2013*
 
Yes                  48      46      46      44      44      63      44
No                   47      49      49      52      52      31      52
DK/NA                 5       5       4       4       4       6       4
 
 
10. Would you say that Barack Obama - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  49%    16%    82%    43%    45%    53%    58%    54%    45%    41%
No                   48     81     15     53     51     45     38     43     51     56
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      4      3      4      3      4      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                             YES...........
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 12  Jan 13  Jan 08
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2010    2014
 
Yes                  49      49      46      47      48      66      46
No                   48      48      51      51      50      32      51
DK/NA                 3       3       3       2       2       2       3
 
 
11. Would you say that Barack Obama - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  51%    14%    89%    47%    50%    53%    56%    55%    48%    47%
No                   45     83     10     49     46     44     35     43     51     50
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4      4      3      9      3      1      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                             YES...........
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 12  Nov 12  Dec 10
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2008    2013
 
Yes                  51      51      50      48      49      70      48
No                   45      46      48      49      48      22      49
DK/NA                 3       3       2       3       3       7       3
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - the economy?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              40%     5%    77%    34%    37%    43%    34%    44%    41%    39%
Disapprove           55     93     17     62     58     52     58     52     56     56
DK/NA                 4      2      5      5      5      4      8      4      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy? (* Low also 32% Sep 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 12  Mar 04  Oct 06
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2009    2011*
 
Approve              40      39      39      37      38      57      32
Disapprove           55      56      58      59      59      33      64
DK/NA                 4       5       4       4       3      10       4
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - health care?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              39%     3%    78%    30%    36%    41%    36%    40%    41%    38%
Disapprove           58     95     20     66     61     56     62     58     56     59
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      2      3      2      3      3      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 12  Jul 02  Dec 10
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2009    2013
 
Approve              39      36      35      34      36       46     34
Disapprove           58      59      61      62      60       42     62
DK/NA                 3       5       4       4       4       13      4
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - foreign policy?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              39%     9%    72%    32%    36%    41%    40%    40%    37%    39%
Disapprove           55     87     22     62     61     51     49     54     59     57
DK/NA                 6      4      6      6      4      8     11      6      4      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 10  Nov 12  Apr 29  Nov 12
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2009    2013
 
Approve              39      40      41      42      38      57      38
Disapprove           55      49      51      49      53      32      53
DK/NA                 6      11       8       9       9      11       9
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - the situation involving Russia and Ukraine?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              41%    15%    72%    36%    41%    42%    38%    43%    40%    43%
Disapprove           47     74     19     50     49     45     47     45     51     46
DK/NA                11     10      9     14     10     13     15     12      9     11
 
 
16. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             -      -      1%     -      -      -      -      -      1%     -
Good                 26     11     44     21     28     24     27     28     25     23
Not so good          44     47     43     44     43     44     51     43     43     41
Poor                 30     42     12     35     28     32     23     29     30     35
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      -      -      -      1      1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                             EXLNT+GOOD....
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Dec 10  Nov 12  Oct 01  Dec 10  Mar 04
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2003    2009
 
Excellent             -       1       -       1       -       3       -
Good                 26      21      20      21      23      37       3
Not so good          44      44      44      41      44      42      28
Poor                 30      33      36      36      31      16      68
DK/NA                 -       1       1       1       1       1       -
 
 
17. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               29%    11%    52%    23%    30%    29%    29%    33%    27%    27%
Worse                29     46     12     30     25     32     24     27     30     30
The same             42     43     37     46     45     39     47     39     42     42
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      1      -      1      1      -
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? (* Low also 11% Sep 2011)
                                                             BETTER........
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Dec 10  Nov 12  Oct 01  Jan 18  Oct 06
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2011    2011*
 
Better               29      28      29      28      31      36      11
Worse                29      26      28      31      24      20      44
The same             42      44      42      40      44      43      44
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       2       1
 
 
18. Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              41%     3%    77%    35%    39%    42%    42%    42%    42%    38%
Oppose               55     95     19     59     58     52     53     54     55     56
DK/NA                 5      2      4      6      3      6      4      4      4      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?
                     Apr 02  Jan 22  Jan 08  Dec 11  Nov 12  Oct 01
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Support              41      38      40      39      39      45
Oppose               55      56      56      57      55      47
DK/NA                 5       7       4       4       6       8
 
 
19. If a candidate for Congress supports - the 2010 health care law passed by President Obama and Congress, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More likely          27%     2%    55%    20%    24%    29%    21%    28%    28%    28%
Less likely          40     81      7     40     44     37     31     39     44     43
No difference        31     16     37     38     30     33     48     31     26     28
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2      -      1      3      2
 
TREND: If a candidate for Congress supports the 2010 health care law passed by President Obama and Congress, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Apr 02  Jan 08
                     2014    2014
 
More likely          27      29
Less likely          40      43
No difference        31      26
DK/NA                 2       2
 
 
20. If a candidate for Congress supports - a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More likely          29%    10%    47%    28%    31%    27%    32%    31%    28%    27%
Less likely          39     60     22     39     38     40     28     36     43     45
No difference        29     24     30     30     29     28     38     31     27     22
DK/NA                 3      5      2      3      2      4      1      2      2      6
 
TREND: If a candidate for Congress supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference? (*for that candidate)
                     Apr 02  Jan 08  May 31
                     2014    2014    2013*
 
More likely          29      27      26
Less likely          39      38      24
No difference        29      31      44
DK/NA                 3       4       5
 
 
21. If a candidate for Congress supports - raising the national minimum wage, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More likely          50%    24%    76%    45%    45%    54%    59%    50%    46%    49%
Less likely          25     44      5     28     28     21     15     24     28     26
No difference        24     31     18     27     26     23     26     25     25     22
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      2      -      1      1      3
 
TREND: If a candidate for Congress supports raising the national minimum wage, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Apr 02  Jan 08
                     2014    2014
 
More likely          50      41
Less likely          25      18
No difference        24      39
DK/NA                 1       2
 
 
22. If a candidate for Congress is associated with the Tea Party, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More likely          19%    34%     5%    20%    21%    16%    16%    15%    22%    21%
Less likely          44     16     71     40     42     45     38     44     42     50
No difference        34     48     22     36     34     35     43     38     33     27
DK/NA                 3      2      2      5      3      4      3      4      3      3
 
TREND: If a candidate for Congress is associated with the Tea Party, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Apr 02  Jan 08
                     2014    2014
 
More likely          19      21
Less likely          44      41
No difference        34      36
DK/NA                 3       3
 
 
23. If a candidate for Congress supports President Obama, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More likely          30%     1%    62%    21%    26%    33%    26%    30%    28%    34%
Less likely          42     84      9     41     44     40     32     39     45     48
No difference        28     14     28     37     29     26     41     31     26     17
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: If a candidate for Congress supports President Obama, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Apr 02  Jan 08
                     2014    2014
 
More likely          30      28
Less likely          42      43
No difference        28      28
DK/NA                 1       1
 
 
24. Would you say that Vladimir Putin - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                   5%     5%     5%     6%     7%     4%    10%     5%     4%     4%
No                   80     80     79     80     81     79     70     79     84     83
DK/NA                15     15     16     14     13     17     20     16     12     14
 
 
25. Would you say that Vladimir Putin - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  57%    64%    47%    62%    66%    49%    54%    53%    62%    60%
No                   29     26     38     25     24     34     27     34     26     26
DK/NA                14     10     15     14     10     17     19     14     11     14
 
 
26. Thinking about the situation in Ukraine, do you think it is more important for the U.S. to take a firm stand against Russian actions, or not get too involved in the situation?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Firm stand           39%    47%    38%    34%    43%    35%    29%    39%    43%    41%
Not too involved     54     44     56     59     51     57     65     55     51     49
DK/NA                 7      9      5      7      6      8      6      6      7      9
 
 
27. Overall, do you support or oppose the United States and its European allies imposing economic sanctions on Russia for its actions involving Ukraine?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              69%    69%    70%    69%    74%    64%    51%    69%    73%    77%
Oppose               21     22     19     22     18     23     36     19     20     13
DK/NA                10      9     11      9      8     13     12     12      7     11
 
 
28. How concerned are you that the current situation in Ukraine will develop into a larger regional conflict that could lead to the U.S. military getting involved; would you say you are very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not at all concerned about that?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very concerned       39%    43%    35%    39%    38%    39%    30%    34%    43%    46%
Somewhat concerned   41     41     43     40     38     44     47     46     37     37
Not so concerned     13     11     14     14     16     11     20     14     11     10
Not at all concerned  5      3      5      5      5      4      4      4      6      3
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      2      2      -      2      2      3
 
 
29. Do you think Barack Obama is being too tough, not tough enough or about right in dealing with the situation involving Russia and Ukraine?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Too tough             6%     5%     6%     8%     7%     6%    12%     7%     6%     2%
Not tough enough     36     60     18     36     38     34     29     33     40     41
About right          45     21     67     43     45     45     48     48     41     44
DK/NA                13     15      9     14     10     15     11     12     14     13
 
 
30. Who do you think is the stronger leader, Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Putin                42%    67%    16%    49%    48%    37%    35%    39%    47%    48%
Obama                42     15     71     37     39     45     49     47     41     33
BOTH(VOL)             1      1      1      2      2      1      1      1      1      3
NEITHER(VOL)          4      6      2      3      3      4      5      4      3      3
DK/NA                10     11     10      9      8     12     10     10      8     13
 
 
31. Some critics of President Obama say inaction on the part of the administration when chemical weapons were used in Syria conveyed weakness to President Vladimir Putin thus emboldening him in Ukraine. Do you agree or disagree?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Agree                42%    60%    26%    44%    48%    36%    44%    40%    45%    38%
Disagree             42     26     56     42     40     44     37     49     38     41
DK/NA                16     14     19     15     12     20     18     12     16     21
 
 
32. Do you believe that developments in Ukraine could lead to a renewal of the 'Cold War' or don't you think so?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  56%    65%    48%    57%    57%    56%    47%    52%    60%    62%
No                   35     27     44     34     38     32     42     38     33     29
DK/NA                 9      9      8      9      5     13     11      9      7      9
 
 
33. Do you think Russian President Vladimir Putin is mentally stable or mentally unstable?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Mentally stable      48%    52%    38%    54%    58%    39%    51%    50%    48%    43%
Mentally unstable    33     30     43     27     27     38     28     34     31     36
DK/NA                19     18     19     18     15     23     21     15     21     21
 
 
34. Would you compare Vladimir Putin's actions against Ukraine to Adolph Hitler's actions against Austria and Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of World War II or do you think that is too strong a comparison or do you not know enough about that history?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Compare          24%    27%    22%    26%    24%    25%    20%    19%    27%    33%
No/Too strong        51     50     46     54     59     43     55     55     51     41
Don't know enough    21     21     28     15     14     29     23     23     18     23
DK/NA                 4      2      3      4      3      4      3      3      4      3
 
 
35. Does the missing Malaysia Airlines jet make you less likely to fly overseas, or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  23%    22%    23%    22%    18%    27%    20%    20%    25%    26%
No                   70     71     69     71     74     65     69     76     69     62
DK/NA                 8      7      8      7      8      7     11      4      7     12
 
 
36. Does the missing Malaysia Airlines jet make you more selective about the airline you choose when you fly outside the United States or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  49%    49%    50%    48%    45%    52%    50%    48%    51%    47%
No                   44     41     44     46     48     41     44     49     43     39
DK/NA                 7     10      6      6      6      7      6      3      6     14
 
 

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