November 13, 2013 - Christie, Clinton Tied In 2016 White House Race, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Dems Lose 9-Point Edge To Tie GOP In 2014 House Races
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In an early look at the 2016 presidential campaign, 43 percent of American voters back New Jersey's Republican Governor, Christopher Christie, while 42 percent back former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Ms. Clinton has leads of nine points or more against other possible Republican contenders, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds:
  • 49 - 40 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky;
  • 51 - 36 percent over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas;
  • 49 - 40 percent over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
The gender gap in the Christie-Clinton matchup is obvious: women go to the Democrat 48 - 39 percent while men go Republican 47 - 35 percent. Independent voters go to Christie 48 - 32 percent, with Democrats for Clinton 85 - 6 percent and Republicans for Christie 85 - 5 percent. White voters back Christie 50 - 35 percent with Clinton ahead 77 - 12 percent among black voters and 46 - 38 percent among Hispanic voters.

"It's a long way off and no one is officially a candidate yet, but the Hillary Clinton-Chris Christie race to the White House is neck-and-neck before the campaign even saddles up," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Sen. Rand Paul, Vice President Joseph Biden, those other guys better get cracking or they might as well head back to the stables."

American voters say 54 - 40 percent that Hillary Clinton would make a good president and say the same about Christie, 49 - 31 percent. But Vice President Joseph Biden, Paul, Cruz and Ryan would not make a good president, voters say.

Voters are divided 39 - 39 percent on whether they would vote for a Democrat or a Republican in their Congressional district, down from a 43 - 34 percent Democratic advantage in an October 1 Quinnipiac University poll. Independent voters shift from 32 percent for Democrats and 30 percent for Republicans October 1 to 37 - 26 percent Republican today.

Voters still disapprove of Republicans in Congress, 73 - 20 percent, more than they disapprove of Democrats, 62 - 30 percent.

Disapproval runs high for Congressional leaders as well:
  • 58 - 26 percent disapproval for House Speaker John Boehner;
  • 55 - 31 percent disapproval for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi;
  • 52 - 27 percent disapproval for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid;
  • 46 - 27 percent disapproval for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
"In Washington today, it comes down to who the voters dislike the least," said Malloy. "There are no heroes." Gay Discrimination and Immigration

American voters support 66 - 25 percent, including 53 - 34 percent of Republicans, a bill to ban workplace discrimination against gay men, lesbians and transgender people. There is no group opposed to this bill.

Illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and eventually apply for U.S. citizenship, 57 percent of voters say. Another 12 percent say illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay, with no path to citizenship, while 26 percent say illegal immigrants should be forced to leave.

From November 6 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,545 registered voters nationwide 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, 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?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican           39%    88%     1%    37%    43%    35%    46%     8%    35%
Democratic           39      2     88     26     35     42     32     75     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      1      2      5      3      3      3      2      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      1      4      3      2      2      2      5
DK/NA                18      9      9     28     15     20     17     13     14
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Republican            8%    28%    69%    34%    43%    46%    37%    38%    39%    41%
Democratic           77     44     11     43     38     36     36     40     41     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      3      3      4      2      5      3      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      3      2      2      2      5      3      1      2
DK/NA                 9     23     15     19     14     14     17     16     17     18
 
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? (* Low Dem advantage also 0% May 2013)
                                                             DEMOCRATIC ADVANTAGE
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 13  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 12  May 30  Oct 01  Nov 13
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013*
 
Republican           39      34      36      34      38      34      39
Democratic           39      43      40      39      38      43      39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       4       3       3       3       4       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2       2       2       1       2       2
DK/NA                18      17      19      21      20      17      18
 
 
3. 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              20%    44%     6%    15%    20%    19%    21%    11%    19%
Disapprove           73     49     89     77     74     72     72     81     68
DK/NA                 8      7      5      8      6      9      7      8     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve               5%    15%    33%    22%    16%    19%    25%    16%    20%    21%
Disapprove           88     80     58     69     77     77     65     74     74     73
DK/NA                 7      5      9      9      7      4     10     10      5      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job? (* High also 34% Mar 2011, Mar 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 13  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 12  May 30  Mar 31  Oct 01
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2011*   2013
 
Approve              20      17      19      19      24      34      17
Disapprove           73      74      73      71      67      55      74
DK/NA                 8       9       8      10       9      11       9
 
 
4. 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              30%     5%    66%    20%    27%    34%    25%    58%    35%
Disapprove           62     90     27     72     68     57     70     30     52
DK/NA                 7      5      7      7      5     10      6     12     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              58%    34%    10%    33%    28%    33%    28%    31%    30%    30%
Disapprove           34     60     83     58     67     63     62     61     64     63
DK/NA                 8      6      6      9      5      4     10      8      6      6
 
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 13  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 12  May 30  Mar 4   Nov 23
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2009    2011*
 
Approve              30      32      31      29      30      45      24
Disapprove           62      60      61      62      60      45      69
DK/NA                 7       8       7       9      11      10       7
 
 
6. 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    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              42%     5%    85%    32%    35%    48%    35%    77%    46%
Christie             43     85      6     48     47     39     50     12     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      1      4      4      2      3      2      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      1      4      5      2      3      2      7
DK/NA                 9      4      7     12      9      9     10      7      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              80%    45%    15%    48%    39%    34%    43%    42%    44%    38%
Christie             10     40     68     37     45     52     38     41     44     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      4      2      3      3      3      3      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      6      4      4      3      5      4      4      3
DK/NA                 7     11      7      9      9      8     11     11      7      9
 
TREND: 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? (* Christopher Christie)
                     Nov 13  Oct 02  Jul 12  Mar 07
                     2013    2013    2013    2013*
 
Clinton              42      49      46      45
Christie             43      36      40      37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       3       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       3       3       4
DK/NA                 9       9       8      12
 
 
7. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              49%    10%    92%    43%    43%    54%    42%    83%    51%
Paul                 40     80      4     41     46     34     45     10     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      3      3      2      3      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      4      3      2      3      -      4
DK/NA                 7      5      2      9      5      8      7      6      4
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              84%    60%    17%    53%    47%    47%    45%    50%    51%    48%
Paul                  8     28     72     36     42     42     41     39     39     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      2      2      3      2      3      3      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      3      3      3      2      4      2      3      2
DK/NA                 5      7      6      7      6      6      7      6      5      7
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Nov 13  Oct 02  Jul 12  May 31
                     2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Clinton              49      53      50      49
Paul                 40      36      38      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3       2       2
DK/NA                 7       6       7       6
 
 
8. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              51%    11%    93%    47%    45%    57%    44%    88%    55%
Cruz                 36     78      2     35     41     31     42      6     28
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      1      4      4      1      3      -      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      4      3      3      3      -      6
DK/NA                 7      6      3      9      6      8      8      6      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              86%    65%    18%    56%    48%    51%    52%    53%    52%    47%
Cruz                  6     21     69     32     40     38     31     35     38     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      3      2      3      3      4      3      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      3      3      3      3      4      3      3      2
DK/NA                 5      7      7      7      6      6     10      6      6      9
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Nov 13  Oct 02
                     2013    2013
 
Clinton              51      54
Cruz                 36      31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3
DK/NA                 7       9
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Paul Ryan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              49%     8%    93%    44%    44%    55%    42%    87%    53%
Ryan                 40     84      3     42     44     35     47      7     31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      1      1      4      4      1      2      1      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      1      4      3      3      3      2      7
DK/NA                 5      4      3      6      5      6      6      3      4
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              88%    61%    16%    55%    47%    46%    50%    50%    51%    47%
Ryan                  6     27     73     34     44     45     36     39     40     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      2      2      3      2      3      3      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      4      3      4      3      2      4      4      3      2
DK/NA                 3      5      5      5      4      4      7      4      4      7
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Paul Ryan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Nov 13  Mar 07
                     2013    2013
 
Clinton              49      50
Ryan                 40      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       2
DK/NA                 5       7
 
 
10. Do you think - Chris Christie would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  49%    64%    37%    53%    54%    44%    53%    35%    40%
No                   31     18     43     27     30     32     27     41     33
DK/NA                20     19     21     19     16     24     20     23     27
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  36%    55%    54%    44%    51%    57%    41%    48%    52%    52%
No                   43     27     26     31     33     30     31     31     33     26
DK/NA                21     18     19     25     17     13     28     21     14     22
 
 
11. Do you think - Hillary Clinton would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  54%    20%    91%    49%    48%    59%    48%    86%    58%
No                   40     74      6     43     48     33     46     12     30
DK/NA                 6      6      3      7      4      8      6      2     12
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  87%    65%    25%    58%    53%    53%    54%    56%    55%    50%
No                    9     29     70     35     42     41     34     39     41     44
DK/NA                 4      6      6      7      5      5     11      5      4      6
 
 
12. Do you think - Joe Biden would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  25%     7%    51%    19%    23%    28%    21%    51%    31%
No                   65     86     38     73     69     61     71     36     50
DK/NA                10      6     11      8      8     12      8     14     19
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  48%    29%    10%    28%    25%    25%    29%    24%    25%    25%
No                   42     62     83     60     68     69     59     64     68     66
DK/NA                10      9      7     13      7      6     12     11      7      9
 
 
13. Do you think - Rand Paul would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  32%    55%     7%    35%    37%    26%    35%    10%    37%
No                   47     22     77     43     47     47     45     66     36
DK/NA                21     23     16     22     16     26     20     24     27
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  11%    21%    55%    30%    34%    32%    32%    32%    31%    30%
No                   74     59     22     46     48     54     43     46     52     47
DK/NA                15     21     23     24     18     14     26     21     17     22
 
 
14. Do you think - Ted Cruz would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  24%    47%     3%    25%    28%    19%    26%     8%    22%
No                   51     24     76     50     52     51     49     65     49
DK/NA                25     29     21     24     19     31     25     27     28
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                   5%    12%    46%    22%    26%    24%    22%    22%    24%    25%
No                   72     64     27     51     53     57     40     54     56     51
DK/NA                23     23     27     28     21     19     38     23     20     25
 
 
15. Do you think - Paul Ryan would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  34%    67%     7%    37%    40%    29%    39%    14%    27%
No                   46     16     79     41     44     48     43     64     42
DK/NA                19     17     14     22     16     22     18     22     31
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  10%    25%    60%    30%    38%    42%    31%    35%    35%    36%
No                   77     56     20     48     47     47     45     46     50     44
DK/NA                13     19     20     22     15     12     23     19     15     20
 
 
16. 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            38%     4%    82%    28%    35%    41%    31%    72%    40%
Unfavorable          48     86      8     56     54     43     56     14     39
Hvn't hrd enough     11      8      8     13      9     13     11     12     18
REFUSED               3      1      1      3      3      2      2      3      3
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            74%    44%    11%    40%    36%    38%    39%    38%    38%    37%
Unfavorable          18     41     76     41     53     55     43     46     50     52
Hvn't hrd enough      7     12     11     16      9      5     16     12     10      9
REFUSED               1      4      1      2      2      2      1      3      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 13  May 30  Apr 03  Jul 11  Apr 19  Nov 12  Apr 21
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2008    2010
 
Favorable            38      42      38      37      37      55      32
Unfavorable          48      47      44      50      46      35      52
Hvn't hrd enough     11       8      15      11      15       6      12
REFUSED               3       3       3       2       2       4       3
 
 
17. 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%    74%     3%    27%    34%    28%    36%     4%    33%
Unfavorable          54     17     83     55     54     54     51     69     50
Hvn't hrd enough     13      6     12     15     10     16     10     25     14
REFUSED               3      3      1      3      3      3      3      2      3
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable             7%    24%    53%    27%    30%    38%    32%    30%    31%    32%
Unfavorable          82     62     31     51     59     54     44     54     58     55
Hvn't hrd enough     10     12     13     20      7      5     22     12     10     11
REFUSED               1      2      3      2      3      3      2      3      2      3
 
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 13  May 30  Apr 03  Jul 11  Apr 19  Nov 22  Oct 8
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2010    2009*
 
Favorable            31      35      28      33      33      40      25
Unfavorable          54      50      52      50      49      45      53
Hvn't hrd enough     13      11      17      14      16      13      18
REFUSED               3       3       3       3       3       3       4
 
 
18. 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            27%    48%     5%    30%    32%    22%    30%     9%    22%
Unfavorable          47     21     73     45     47     47     46     57     39
Hvn't hrd enough     25     28     22     24     20     29     22     34     38
REFUSED               2      2      -      2      1      2      2      -      -
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable             5%    14%    54%    23%    30%    29%    19%    27%    29%    28%
Unfavorable          73     62     19     40     51     59     42     47     50     46
Hvn't hrd enough     21     23     25     36     17      9     38     24     20     24
REFUSED               -      1      2      1      2      2      1      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Tea Party movement favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 13  May 30  Apr 03  Nov 23  Nov 03  Nov 17  Apr 03
                     2013    2013    2013    2011    2011    2010    2013
 
Favorable            27      28      24      29      31      34      24
Unfavorable          47      38      43      42      45      38      43
Hvn't hrd enough     25      33      32      28      24      26      32
REFUSED               2       1       2       2       1       1       2
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Boehner is handling his job as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    46%    14%    25%    26%    26%    29%    12%    30%
Disapprove           58     38     73     61     64     53     58     68     49
DK/NA                15     16     13     14     10     21     13     20     21
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              14%    22%    39%    27%    23%    29%    28%    23%    26%    31%
Disapprove           72     62     48     53     67     63     52     60     64     54
DK/NA                15     15     13     20     10      8     20     17     10     15
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nancy Pelosi is handling her job as Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              31%     9%    61%    23%    29%    33%    26%    52%    39%
Disapprove           55     83     21     64     61     48     61     26     48
DK/NA                14      8     18     13      9     19     13     22     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              60%    36%    10%    33%    29%    35%    29%    33%    32%    29%
Disapprove           22     50     81     49     61     56     49     52     58     59
DK/NA                18     14      9     18     10      9     23     15     10     12
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mitch McConnell is handling his job as Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    36%    22%    28%    31%    24%    28%    26%    29%
Disapprove           46     37     51     48     50     43     47     46     37
DK/NA                27     27     27     24     19     33     25     29     34
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              20%    27%    33%    27%    27%    33%    25%    25%    28%    32%
Disapprove           53     48     42     44     50     47     38     46     52     44
DK/NA                28     25     25     29     24     19     36     28     21     24
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Harry Reid is handling his job as Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    13%    48%    20%    28%    25%    25%    35%    36%
Disapprove           52     70     27     62     58     46     56     35     38
DK/NA                21     17     25     18     13     29     19     30     25
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              45%    30%    13%    28%    26%    31%    21%    27%    29%    30%
Disapprove           30     48     72     47     56     55     45     51     57     52
DK/NA                25     22     15     25     18     15     35     23     14     18
 
 
47. Which comes closest to your view about illegal immigrants who are currently living in the United States? A) They should be allowed to stay in the United States and to eventually apply for US citizenship. B) They should be allowed to remain in the United States, but not be allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship. C) They should be required to leave the U.S.
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A) Stay/Citizenship  57%    44%    72%    55%    56%    59%    54%    70%    68%
B) Stay/Not citizen  12     15     10     12     13     11     12     10     13
C) Not stay          26     38     14     29     29     24     30     14     15
DK/NA                 4      3      4      5      3      6      4      5      3
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
A) Stay/Citizenship  76%    61%    43%    59%    60%    56%    63%    59%    56%    55%
B) Stay/Not citizen   6     13     15     12     11     14     12     12     12     11
C) Not stay          15     22     38     25     27     26     24     25     29     26
DK/NA                 3      3      4      4      2      4      1      4      3      7
 
TREND: Which comes closest to your view about illegal immigrants who are currently living in the United States? A) They should be allowed to stay in the United States and to eventually apply for US citizenship. B) They should be allowed to remain in the United States, but not be allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship. C) They should be required to leave the U.S.
                     Nov 13  Jul 12  May 31  May 02  Apr 04  Feb 07  Dec 05
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
 
A)Stay/Citizenship   57      54      54      52      59      56      57
B)Stay/Not citizen   12      12      12      11      11      10      11
C)Not stay           26      28      29      30      25      30      26
DK/NA                 4       6       5       6       5       4       5
 
 
48. There is a bill in Congress to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay men, lesbians and transgender people. Do you support or oppose this bill?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              66%    53%    81%    67%    63%    70%    66%    67%    70%
Oppose               25     34     15     25     29     21     24     27     25
DK/NA                 9     14      5      8      8     10     10      7      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              87%    76%    47%    65%    69%    71%    77%    69%    65%    59%
Oppose               11     17     39     26     23     20     19     21     27     30
DK/NA                 2      7     14      9      7      8      4     10      8     11
 
 

Demographic Summary