July 22, 2013 - Obama Approval Plunges In Iowa, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Clinton, Christie Tied In 2016 Race

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Iowa voters disapprove 55 - 41 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, plunging the president to one of his lowest scores ever in any of the nine states surveyed by Quinnipiac University, according to a poll released today.

These Iowa results compare to a 50 - 45 percent disapproval in a May 24 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Today, men disapprove 60 - 35 percent, compared to a 54 - 41 percent disapproval in May. Among women, 46 percent approve and 49 percent disapprove, compared to May when 48 percent approved and 45 percent disapproved.

Disapproval is 90 - 6 percent among Republicans and 59 - 37 percent among independent voters, while Democrats approve 82 - 13 percent.

In an early look at the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ties New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie 41 - 41 percent. Ms. Clinton tops Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 46 - 39 percent.

Vice President Joseph Biden trails Christie 49 - 32 percent and gets 39 percent to Walker's 42 percent.

"President Barack Obama's problem in Iowa is with independent voters who disapprove of the way he is doing his job by more than 20 points. Since more Iowans consider themselves independents rather than members of one of the two major parties, that is a significant problem for the president," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

In the 2016 Clinton-Christie dead heat, Clinton carries Democrats 82 - 8 percent while Christie takes Republicans 80 - 8 percent and the two split independent voters 36 - 37 percent. She wins women 47 - 37 percent, he takes men 45 - 35 percent.

By a 52 - 41 percent margin, Iowa voters have a favorable opinion of Clinton. Christie gets a 42 - 16 percent favorability, with 40 percent who don't know enough about him to form an opinion. Biden gets a negative 38 - 47 percent favorability and 65 percent don't know enough about Walker to form an opinion.

"Christie's favorability ratio of almost 3-1 is impressive. The question is whether he can sustain it as he becomes better known," said Brown. "If so, he could be a strong contender in 2016.

"Quinnipiac University has tested Clinton against a variety of Republicans in a number of states and Christie seems to be running the best so far."

In Iowa's 2014 U.S. Senate race, Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley has a 27 - 13 percent favorability rating, while 58 percent do not know enough about him to have an opinion.

While that is a low recognition factor, it is much better than possible Republican contenders, Matt Whitaker, Joni Ernst, Mark Jacobs, David Young or Sam Clovis, whose "don't know enough" scores range from 88 percent to 94 percent.

Same-Sex Marriage

Iowa voters are divided on the State Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex couples to marry, with 47 percent supporting it and 44 percent opposing.

By a larger 55 - 36 percent margin, voters oppose amending the Iowa State Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Voters believe 57 - 31 percent that such a ban would be struck down by the courts.

Republicans support 58 - 33 percent an attempt to ban same-sex marriage by constitutional amendment. Opposition is 72 - 19 percent among Democrats and 58 - 34 percent among independent voters. There is almost no gender gap as men and women oppose an amendment.

From July 15 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,256 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 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, Colorado, Iowa 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.

5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Approve              41%     6%    82%    37%    35%    46%    40%
Disapprove           55     90     13     59     60     49     56
DK/NA                 4      4      6      4      5      4      4
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              43%    39%    35%    50%    50%    34%    46%    22%    47%
Disapprove           53     57     61     46     46     62     50     76     49
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      4      4      4      2      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              42%    40%    47%    38%    38%    40%    36%    43%    42%
Disapprove           53     55     49     59     59     55     59     53     51
DK/NA                 4      4      4      4      3      4      5      3      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Jul 22  May 24
                     2013    2013
                             
Approve              41      45
Disapprove           55      50 
DK/NA                 4       6 
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Chris Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Clinton              41%     8%    82%    36%    35%    47%    40%
Christie             41     80      8     37     45     37     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      3      4      5      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      2      6      5      3      4
DK/NA                11      7      5     17     10     11     11
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              41%    40%    36%    40%    58%    34%    46%    24%    44%
Christie             41     42     47     40     26     46     37     59     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      3      3      4      5      2      5      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      5      3      6      3      5      4      3      5
DK/NA                10     11     10     10     10     10     12      8     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Clinton              40%    42%    49%    37%    35%    45%    39%    40%    42%
Christie             42     40     32     50     46     33     45     42     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      3      2      5      6      2      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      3      5      2      3      3      5      3
DK/NA                11     11     12      7     12     13      9     10     11
 
 
10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Chris Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Biden                32%     4%    75%    21%    27%    36%    31%
Christie             49     83     11     52     52     45     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      2      3      4      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      3      3      9      7      4      5
DK/NA                11      7      9     14     10     12     11
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                28%    33%    26%    35%    46%    27%    36%    16%    36%
Christie             51     48     54     46     33     53     45     66     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      3      3      3      4      2      5      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      6      5      4      6      6      4      6      4
DK/NA                13     11     12     11     12     10     13      7     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Biden                28%    33%    39%    29%    22%    40%    29%    28%    34%
Christie             52     48     40     57     59     41     54     50     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      3      2      4      3      3      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      6      4      7      4      3      7      7      4
DK/NA                13     10     14      5     11     13      7     11     13
 
 
11. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Scott Walker the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Clinton              46%     9%    87%    43%    40%    52%    45%
Walker               39     79      4     35     44     34     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      2      3      4      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      3      4      4      2      3
DK/NA                10      8      5     14      9     11     10
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              46%    45%    41%    48%    60%    39%    51%    25%    52%
Walker               38     40     46     33     27     45     35     61     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      2      2      3      2      4      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      2      4      2      4      2      2      3
DK/NA                10     10      9     13     10      9     11      8     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Clinton              46%    46%    54%    44%    36%    44%    43%    49%    47%
Walker               39     39     30     46     43     37     44     37     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      3      2      3      4      2      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3      3      3      3      2      3      4
DK/NA                10     10     11      5     14     12      9      9     10
 
 
12. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Scott Walker the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Biden                39%     6%    81%    33%    34%    44%    39%
Walker               42     80      6     41     46     37     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      1      3      4      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      3      6      5      3      3
DK/NA                13      9      8     17     11     14     13
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                40%    38%    32%    46%    55%    34%    43%    19%    46%
Walker               40     43     49     36     25     47     37     65     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      3      1      4      4      1      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      2      3      4      4      3      3      3
DK/NA                14     13     13     14     12     11     15     11     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Biden                41%    39%    44%    39%    34%    43%    37%    39%    40%
Walker               40     42     35     48     47     41     45     41     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      3      2      4      2      3      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      4      3      4      4      5      5      2
DK/NA                14     12     14      8     12     11     10     13     16
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable            52%    18%    88%    50%    45%    58%    51%
Unfavorable          41     74      8     40     49     33     42
Hvn't hrd enough      6      5      4      8      4      7      6
REFUSED               2      3      -      2      2      2      2
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            50%    51%    47%    56%    61%    44%    57%    32%    58%
Unfavorable          43     41     47     34     33     50     33     63     34
Hvn't hrd enough      5      6      4      8      6      4      7      4      6
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      1      2      2      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            49%    53%    59%    49%    46%    47%    52%    53%    53%
Unfavorable          43     40     33     46     47     40     42     41     39
Hvn't hrd enough      6      6      7      4      4     12      4      4      6
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      2      1      2      2      2
 
 
14. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable            38%     9%    76%    31%    35%    41%    38%
Unfavorable          47     78      9     51     54     40     47
Hvn't hrd enough     14     11     14     17     10     18     14
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            42%    36%    32%    48%    50%    35%    41%    18%    45%
Unfavorable          49     46     55     39     30     55     40     67     43
Hvn't hrd enough      7     16     13     13     17      9     18     14     11
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      3      1      2      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            41%    37%    41%    38%    35%    42%    33%    37%    41%
Unfavorable          50     45     37     51     60     38     49     49     45
Hvn't hrd enough      7     17     21     10      3     19     16     12     12
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      1      1      2      1      2
 
 
15. Is your opinion of Chris Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable            42%    49%    37%    43%    46%    39%    43%
Unfavorable          16     14     18     15     17     14     15
Hvn't hrd enough     40     35     42     40     36     43     39
REFUSED               2      2      3      2      2      3      2
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            52%    40%    42%    49%    41%    46%    40%    41%    46%
Unfavorable          20     13     17     14     16     17     14     18     14
Hvn't hrd enough     25     45     38     36     40     36     43     40     37
REFUSED               3      2      2      2      4      1      3      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            52%    39%    35%    47%    60%    25%    40%    48%    49%
Unfavorable          19     14     14     17     21     20     16     15     12
Hvn't hrd enough     26     45     49     34     18     53     40     35     36
REFUSED               3      2      2      2      1      2      4      2      2
 
 
16. Is your opinion of Scott Walker favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable            17%    30%     4%    16%    22%    11%    17%
Unfavorable          17      3     30     18     20     14     16
Hvn't hrd enough     65     66     66     65     56     74     66
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      2      -      1
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            21%    15%    18%    18%    11%    22%    11%    23%    15%
Unfavorable          27     12     13     20     23     18     14      6     20
Hvn't hrd enough     51     72     68     59     65     58     74     70     64
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            21%    15%    13%    18%    23%     9%    18%    18%    18%
Unfavorable          27     13     15     19     24     14     19     17     17
Hvn't hrd enough     50     71     71     62     53     75     62     65     63
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      -      2      1      -      2
 
 
21. Is your opinion of Bruce Braley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable            27%    16%    38%    29%    29%    25%    28%
Unfavorable          13     18      6     13     17     10     14
Hvn't hrd enough     58     65     54     56     53     63     57
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      1      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Bruce Braley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 22  May 24
                     2013    2013
                             
Favorable            27      27
Unfavorable          13      14 
Hvn't hrd enough     58      57 
REFUSED               2       2 
 
 
22. (Split Sample)Is your opinion of Matt Whitaker favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable             8%    12%     5%     7%    10%     6%     8%
Unfavorable           4      4      3      4      6      2      3
Hvn't hrd enough     88     83     92     88     84     91     88
REFUSED               -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Matt Whitaker favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 22  May 24
                     2013    2013
                             
Favorable             8       8
Unfavorable           4       4 
Hvn't hrd enough     88      86 
REFUSED               -       1
 
 
23. (Split Sample)Is your opinion of Joni Ernst favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable             6%     6%     4%     6%     6%     5%     6%
Unfavorable           2      2      -      3      2      1      2
Hvn't hrd enough     92     92     95     90     91     92     92
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      -      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joni Ernst favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Jul 22  May 24
                     2013    2013
                             
Favorable             6       5
Unfavorable           2       3 
Hvn't hrd enough     92      92 
REFUSED               1       1 
 
 
24. (Split Sample)Is your opinion of Mark Jacobs favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable             5%     3%     6%     5%     5%     4%     5%
Unfavorable           1      1      2      1      2      1      1
Hvn't hrd enough     94     95     92     93     93     95     94
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
25. (Split Sample)Is your opinion of David Young favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable             4%     5%     2%     5%     6%     2%     4%
Unfavorable           3      3      3      3      5      1      3
Hvn't hrd enough     92     91     94     91     89     95     93
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      -      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of David Young favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 22  May 24
                     2013    2013
                             
Favorable             4       3
Unfavorable           3       2 
Hvn't hrd enough     92      94 
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
26. (Split Sample)Is your opinion of Sam Clovis favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Favorable             4%     4%     1%     5%     4%     4%     4%
Unfavorable           3      2      5      2      5      1      3
Hvn't hrd enough     93     94     93     92     91     94     93
REFUSED               -      -      1      -      -      1      -
 
 
28. Would you describe the state of Iowa's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Excellent             4%     5%     5%     3%     5%     3%     4%
Good                 63     72     60     59     71     56     65
Not so good          25     21     27     25     16     33     25
Poor                  6      1      7     10      7      6      5
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent             4%     4%     4%     3%     7%     2%     2%     5%     8%
Good                 76     59     53     75     74     68     67     60     61
Not so good          18     27     32     18     16     18     25     28     23
Poor                  1      8     10      3      2     12      2      7      5
DK/NA                 1      2      1      2      -      -      3      1      3
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of Iowa's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Jul 22  May 23
                     2013    2013
                             
Excellent             4       5
Good                 63      61 
Not so good          25      26 
Poor                  6       6 
DK/NA                 2       2 
 
 
29. Do you think Iowa's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Better               34%    38%    38%    31%    39%    30%    34%
Worse                11      8     12     12      8     13     10
The same             53     53     49     55     51     55     55
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Better               40%    32%    30%    41%    48%    28%    39%    29%    43%
Worse                 5     13     18      4      3     21      6     11      8
The same             54     53     51     53     48     48     53     59     48
DK/NA                 1      2      2      2      -      3      2      1      2
 
TREND: Do you think Iowa's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Jul 22  May 23
                     2013    2013
                             
Better               34      35
Worse                11      13 
The same             53      51 
DK/NA                 2       1 
 
 
30. Do you think your personal financial situation is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Better               19%    18%    21%    17%    22%    15%    18%
Worse                22     19     18     26     20     23     21
The same             59     62     61     56     57     60     60
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Better               21%    18%    13%    24%    34%    24%    25%    18%    10%
Worse                15     24     32     14      6     27     15     25     19
The same             64     57     54     62     60     49     59     57     69
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -      1      1      2
 
TREND: Do you think your personal financial situation is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Jul 22  May 23
                     2013    2013
                             
Better               19      23
Worse                22      24 
The same             59      52 
DK/NA                 1       1 
 
 
31. Do you support or oppose the Iowa Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex couples to get married in Iowa?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Support              47%    21%    69%    49%    43%    51%    47%
Oppose               44     71     21     42     46     41     45
DK/NA                 9      8     10     10     11      8      9
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              60%    42%    38%    49%    71%    42%    50%    22%    53%
Oppose               33     49     54     43     21     48     42     71     39
DK/NA                 7      9      8      8      7     10      8      8      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Support              59%    43%    47%    49%    61%    51%    59%    46%    34%
Oppose               34     47     42     44     37     37     33     45     58
DK/NA                 7     10     11      8      2     13      8      8      9
 
                     ATTEND SERVICES..........
                     WEEKLY.....   LESS.......   
                     Prot   Cath   Prot   Cath
 
Support              26%    38%    49%    63% 
Oppose               66     56     43     27  
DK/NA                 8      6      9      9  
 
 
32. Would you support or oppose amending the Iowa State Constitution to ban same-sex marriage?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Support              36%    58%    19%    34%    37%    35%    37%
Oppose               55     33     72     58     54     57     55
DK/NA                 8      8      9      8      9      8      8
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              27%    40%    43%    35%    19%    38%    35%    61%    31%
Oppose               67     51     48     59     75     53     57     34     62
DK/NA                 6      9      9      6      6      9      8      6      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Support              27%    40%    34%    40%    29%    30%    26%    40%    43%
Oppose               66     52     55     56     69     62     67     51     47
DK/NA                 7      9     11      5      2      8      7      8     10
 
                     ATTEND SERVICES..........   IA SUPREME COURT
                     WEEKLY.....   LESS.......   DECISION Q31
                     Prot   Cath   Prot   Cath   Supprt Oppose
 
Support              56%    40%    33%    26%     6%    76%
Oppose               36     54     59     67     94     18
DK/NA                 8      6      9      6      1      6
 
 
33. Suppose there is a public referendum and Iowans vote to amend the State Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Do you think a ban on same-sex marriage would be struck down or upheld by the courts?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht
 
Struck down          57%    54%    55%    61%    59%    55%    58%
Upheld               31     33     33     29     29     33     31
DK/NA                12     13     12     11     11     12     11
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Struck down          64%    56%    54%    58%    73%    60%    56%    54%    58%
Upheld               23     34     33     31     20     29     33     33     32
DK/NA                14     10     13     11      7     11     12     13     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Struck down          64%    55%    55%    63%    67%    74%    63%    54%    43%
Upheld               23     34     32     28     27     19     27     35     39
DK/NA                13     11     14      9      6      7     10     10     18
 
                     ATTEND SERVICES..........   IA SUPREME COURT
                     WEEKLY.....   LESS.......   DECISION Q31
                     Prot   Cath   Prot   Cath   Supprt Oppose
 
Struck down          52%    60%    56%    54%    66%    51%
Upheld               31     27     34     39     28     36
DK/NA                17     12      9      8      7     12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
 

Demographic Summary