October 11, 2011 - Cain, Romney Top Pack In Virginia GOP Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Both Tie Obama As Perry Fades

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Businessman Herman Cain ties former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the leading choice of Virginia Republicans for their presidential nomination with 21 percent each, followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 11 percent, less than half his showing a month ago when he had led the pack, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

President Barack Obama's job approval and re-election numbers remain seriously under water in Virginia, although he is in a statistical tie with Romney and Cain, while holding a narrow lead over Perry, in general election matchups, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University poll finds.

In Virginia's U.S. Senate race, Tim Kaine and George Allen are too close to call, with 44 percent for the Republican Allen and 45 percent for the Democrat Kaine. There has not been more than a 1 percent difference between them in any of Quinnipiac University's three surveys so far this year.

"Herman Cain is moving up the ladder at breakneck speed. His 21 percent share of the GOP primary vote is more than three times the 6 percent he received when Quinnipiac University surveyed Virginians September 15," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling institute. "The race among Virginia Republicans remains far, far from settled. Romney's support remains relatively stable while other candidates rise and fall around him. Perry led the GOP pack with 25 percent in September followed by Romney with 19 percent."

Today, Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul gets 9 percent, with Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 7 percent each, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 2 percent and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 1 percent.

In 2012 general election matchups among all Virginia voters:
  • President Obama gets 44 percent to Romney's 45 percent;
  • Obama gets 45 percent to Cain's 43 percent;
  • Obama leads Perry 47 - 42 percent.
Obama and his GOP opponents do equally well among their own party members, but independent voters go to Romney 48 - 39 percent over Obama and back Cain 45 - 39 percent over the president. Obama gets 44 percent of independent voters to Perry's 43 percent.

There is a gender gap in each race. Women back Obama:
  • 47 - 41 percent over Romney;
  • 48 - 37 percent over Cain:
  • 49 - 37 percent over Perry. Virginia men go Republican against the president:
  • 50 - 41 percent for Romney;
  • 50 - 42 percent for Cain;
  • 47 percent for Perry to 45 percent for Obama.
"The good news for President Barack Obama in Virginia is that he isn't losing match-ups against any of the three leading Republican candidates," said Brown. "The bad news for him is that he is viewed unfavorably by 49 percent of Virginians and favorably by only 45 percent. Moreover, Virginia voters say 51 - 44 percent that Obama does not deserve re-election.

"And Virginia voters disapprove 52 - 45 percent of how the president is doing his job."

Cain and Romney, not nearly as well known as Obama, have positive favorability ratings: Romney at 38 - 29 percent and Cain at 30 - 15 percent, with 54 percent who don't know enough about him to form an opinion. But Perry has a 35 - 22 percent unfavorable rating.

In the Senate race, Kaine and Allen also have similar favorability ratings: Allen, like Kaine a former governor, has a 45 - 28 percent favorable rating to Kaine's 47 - 29 percent.

"This race is tight as a tick," said Brown.

From October 3 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,459 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The poll includes 345 Republicans surveyed October 5 - 9, after New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin dropped out. The margin of error is +/- 5.3 percent.

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

1. (If Republican or Republican Leaner) If the 2012 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain for whom would you vote?
                     REPUBLICANS................
                                          White
                                          BrnAgn
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Evngl
 
Perry                11%    13%    10%    16%
Gingrich              7      9      5     11
Romney               21     22     21     18
Bachmann              7      7      7      3
Santorum              2      2      2      2
Paul                  9     12      6      9
Huntsman              1      1      2      -
Cain                 21     23     18     22
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      -
DK/NA                20     11     28     18
 
TREND: (If Republican or Republican Leaner)If the 2012 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, and Herman Cain, for whom would you vote? (na=not asked)
                     REPUBLICANS....
                     Oct 11  Sep 15
                     2011    2011
 
Perry                11      25
Gingrich              7       4
Romney               21      19
Bachmann              7       5
Santorum              2       2
Paul                  9       8
Huntsman              1       1
Cain                 21       6
McCotter             na       -
Palin                na       7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       2
DK/NA                20      20
 
 
2. If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rick Perry the Republican for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                47%     5%    91%    44%    45%    49%    37%    93%
Perry                42     89      3     43     47     37     52      3
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      4      3      4      4      -
DK/NA                 7      4      5      7      4      9      6      4
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Obama                22%    41%    58%    52%    43%    37%
Perry                67     48     36     36     45     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      2      4      3      5
DK/NA                 6      7      4      6      9      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Obama                60%    48%    39%    44%    53%    83%    59%    16%
Perry                28     43     48     44     39      8     29     74
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      2      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      3      4      2      3      3      3
DK/NA                 7      5      7      8      5      5      7      7
 
TREND: If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rick Perry the Republican for whom would you vote?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15
                     2011    2011
 
Obama                47      44
Perry                42      42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3
DK/NA                 7       8
 
3. If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                44%     3%    89%    39%    41%    47%    33%    92%
Romney               45     92      3     48     50     41     56      3
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      4      3      3      4      -
DK/NA                 7      2      7      8      5      8      6      5
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Obama                21%    39%    53%    50%    40%    36%
Romney               67     51     43     36     46     53
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      3      3      4
DK/NA                 7      6      3      8     10      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Obama                54%    47%    36%    43%    47%    82%    54%    14%
Romney               32     45     52     45     44      9     34     76
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      2      4      2      2      3      3
DK/NA                 9      4      7      8      5      6      8      6
 
TREND: If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican for whom would you vote?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15
                     2011    2011
 
Obama                44      42
Romney               45      44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       2
DK/NA                 7       9
 
 
4. If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Herman Cain the Republican for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                45%     4%    91%    39%    42%    48%    34%    93%
Cain                 43     90      2     45     50     37     53      3
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      4      2      4      4      1
DK/NA                 8      4      6     10      5     10      8      4
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Obama                20%    39%    54%    51%    40%    37%
Cain                 66     50     39     38     46     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      2      2      3      4
DK/NA                 9      7      5      7     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Obama                56%    47%    37%    42%    50%    83%    55%    15%
Cain                 33     43     50     44     42      8     31     75
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      1      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      4      4      1      3      2      3
DK/NA                 9      6      9      9      6      6     10      7
 
5. Compared to past presidential elections, how would you describe your level of enthusiasm about voting in the 2012 presidential election next year - are you more enthusiastic than usual, less enthusiastic, or about the same as usual?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
More                 35%    52%    26%    28%    40%    30%    35%    30%
Less                 20     10     25     24     17     23     21     18
About the same       44     35     49     47     41     47     43     50
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
More                 39%    38%    34%    33%    34%    38%
Less                 21     16     24     23     18     18
About the same       39     44     40     43     47     43
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
More                 32%    33%    37%    38%    29%    28%    28%    47%
Less                 21     22     18     18     23     28     25     12
About the same       47     44     43     42     47     43     47     39
DK/NA                 -      1      2      2      1      1      1      2
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - Rick Perry favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            22%    45%     4%    21%    27%    18%    26%     8%
Unfavorable          35     13     57     36     35     35     35     35
Hvn't hrd enough     41     40     38     42     37     45     38     55
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Favorable            34%    29%    22%    18%    23%    25%
Unfavorable          19     31     52     31     31     25
Hvn't hrd enough     45     38     24     51     44     48
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Favorable            14%    24%    24%    23%    21%     6%    15%    38%
Unfavorable          38     33     35     26     50     58     42     17
Hvn't hrd enough     48     41     39     50     28     35     41     43
REFUSED               -      1      2      1      1      -      2      1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of - Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            38%    62%    19%    40%    44%    33%    43%    15%
Unfavorable          29     14     45     28     29     30     28     35
Hvn't hrd enough     31     23     35     30     26     35     27     49
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      1      2      2      1
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Favorable            45%    44%    46%    33%    36%    39%
Unfavorable          21     27     32     30     27     30
Hvn't hrd enough     32     26     21     36     35     30
REFUSED               2      2      2      1      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Favorable            31%    36%    46%    35%    44%    19%    37%    51%
Unfavorable          36     28     27     27     33     53     29     18
Hvn't hrd enough     34     34     26     36     21     27     32     29
REFUSED               -      2      2      2      1      1      2      2
 
 
8. Is your opinion of - Herman Cain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            30%    56%     7%    31%    38%    23%    34%    12%
Unfavorable          15      2     27     15     17     14     15     20
Hvn't hrd enough     54     42     64     54     45     62     51     67
REFUSED               1      -      2      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Favorable            42%    37%    34%    27%    31%    27%
Unfavorable           7     13     20     16     13     12
Hvn't hrd enough     50     49     45     57     55     61
REFUSED               -      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Favorable            20%    31%    34%    29%    32%     9%    22%    50%
Unfavorable          15     15     15     12     20     33     17      4
Hvn't hrd enough     64     54     49     58     47     57     60     46
REFUSED               -      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
 
9. Is your opinion of - Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            45%     4%    88%    40%    41%    49%    35%    90%
Unfavorable          49     94      7     53     54     45     60      5
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      3      3      2      3      2      3
REFUSED               3      1      1      4      2      4      3      2
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Favorable            22%    41%    51%    52%    41%    39%
Unfavorable          74     54     46     42     52     55
Hvn't hrd enough      2      2      1      3      3      3
REFUSED               3      3      2      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Favorable            55%    47%    38%    43%    49%    81%    55%    17%
Unfavorable          37     50     56     51     47     15     37     81
Hvn't hrd enough      5      1      3      3      1      3      3      1
REFUSED               2      2      3      3      3      1      5      1
 
 
10. If the 2012 election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were George Allen the Republican, and Tim Kaine the Democrat for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Allen                44%    86%     7%    46%    50%    39%    53%     8%
Kaine                45      8     85     37     42     47     36     84
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      -      2      1      1      1      -
DK/NA(VOL)            9      5      8     14      7     12      9      8
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Allen                66%    51%    43%    42%    43%    52%
Kaine                25     36     49     45     44     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      -      2      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      1      1      1      1      2
DK/NA(VOL)            7     10      7     10     11      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Allen                28%    47%    52%    46%    41%    10%    33%    76%
Kaine                58     43     39     42     49     79     54     17
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      1      1      2      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1      1      1      -      2      -
DK/NA(VOL)           11      8      8     10      7      9     12      6
 
TREND: If the 2012 election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were George Allen the Republican and Tim Kaine the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15  Jun 30
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Allen                44      45      42
Kaine                45      44      43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1       2
DK/NA(VOL)            9       9      11
 
 
11. Is your opinion of - George Allen favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            45%    77%    15%    48%    50%    40%    52%    18%
Unfavorable          28      9     53     24     27     29     26     40
Hvn't hrd enough     26     14     32     27     22     30     21     41
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Favorable            66%    54%    43%    44%    45%    48%
Unfavorable          15     23     27     27     29     29
Hvn't hrd enough     18     23     29     28     24     23
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      2      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Favorable            25%    50%    52%    47%    42%    17%    37%    68%
Unfavorable          28     26     29     25     34     53     34     10
Hvn't hrd enough     46     24     17     27     23     30     27     21
REFUSED               1      -      2      1      1      -      2      1
 
 
12. Is your opinion of - Tim Kaine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            47%    22%    75%    41%    44%    49%    42%    69%
Unfavorable          29     57      5     30     34     25     35      5
Hvn't hrd enough     23     21     19     27     21     24     21     24
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      -      2      1      2
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Favorable            31%    46%    49%    53%    45%    40%
Unfavorable          45     32     25     25     32     34
Hvn't hrd enough     22     21     25     21     21     24
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Favorable            55%    46%    43%    43%    53%    68%    58%    25%
Unfavorable          18     30     34     30     28      6     17     54
Hvn't hrd enough     27     22     21     26     18     25     23     20
REFUSED               -      1      2      1      1      1      2      1
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              45%     6%    86%    38%    40%    50%    35%    88%
Disapprove           52     94     11     56     57     47     63      9
DK/NA                 3      -      3      5      3      3      2      3
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Approve              22%    40%    49%    55%    41%    36%
Disapprove           76     56     48     43     55     62
DK/NA                 2      4      3      2      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Approve              61%    44%    37%    43%    48%    82%    53%    17%
Disapprove           37     53     59     54     48     16     42     82
DK/NA                 2      3      3      3      3      2      5      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15  Jun 30
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              45      40      48
Disapprove           52      54      48
DK/NA                 3       6       4
 
 
20. Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         44%     5%    86%    39%    39%    49%    33%    91%
No/Does not          51     94     10     53     56     46     62      6
DK/NA                 5      2      4      8      5      6      5      3
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Yes/Deserves         20%    39%    50%    52%    41%    35%
No/Does not          75     56     46     43     53     60
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Yes/Deserves         58%    45%    36%    42%    47%    82%    54%    15%
No/Does not          39     51     58     53     46     13     39     83
DK/NA                 3      4      6      4      6      5      6      3
 
 
TREND: Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15  Jun 30
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Yes/Deserves         44      41      47
No/Does not          51      51      47
DK/NA                 5       8       6
 
 
21. Regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama's policies, would you say you like or don't like Barack Obama as a person?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Like                 70%    43%    95%    71%    69%    71%    64%    96%
Don't Like           17     39      1     14     19     16     22      1
DK/NA                13     18      4     15     11     14     14      3
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Like                 53%    66%    73%    76%    66%    67%
Don't Like           28     19     17     13     17     22
DK/NA                19     15     10     11     16     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Like                 86%    68%    65%    69%    72%    92%    80%    49%
Don't Like           10     18     21     17     18      3      9     33
DK/NA                 4     14     15     14     10      5     11     18
 
TREND: Regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama's policies, would you say you like or don't like Barack Obama as a person?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15  Jun 30
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Like                 70      70      74
Don't Like           17      15      14
DK/NA                13      14      12
 
 
22. And regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Barack Obama's policies?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Like                 43%     4%    84%    37%    39%    47%    33%    88%
Don't Like           53     95     13     56     58     49     64     12
DK/NA                 4      1      3      7      3      4      4      -
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Like                 20%    37%    49%    52%    38%    35%
Don't Like           77     59     47     44     59     61
DK/NA                 3      4      4      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Like                 50%    45%    36%    41%    47%    78%    51%    15%
Don't Like           47     52     59     56     50     17     44     83
DK/NA                 3      2      5      4      4      4      5      2
 
TREND: And regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Barack Obama's policies?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15  Jun 30
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Like                 43      41      47
Don't Like           53      52      48
DK/NA                 4       7       6
 
 
38. Do you think the U.S. is doing the right thing by fighting the war in Afghanistan now, or should the U.S. not be involved in Afghanistan now?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Right thing          34%    50%    25%    31%    37%    31%    36%    23%
Shld not be involved 58     43     68     62     55     61     56     74
DK/NA                 7      7      7      7      7      7      8      3
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Right thing          40%    38%    38%    32%    32%    35%
Shld not be involved 52     54     54     59     62     57
DK/NA                 8      8      8      9      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Right thing          33%    39%    29%    33%    36%    21%    35%    42%
Shld not be involved 59     55     63     59     57     69     59     52
DK/NA                 8      6      8      8      7     10      6      7
 
TREND: Do you think the U.S. is doing the right thing by fighting the war in Afghanistan now, or should the U.S. not be involved in Afghanistan now?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15  Jun 30
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Right thing          34      37      38
Shld not be involved 58      54      55
DK/NA                 7       9       7
 
 
39. Do you think Congress should try to repeal the new health care law, or should they let it stand?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Repeal it            50%    88%    12%    55%    54%    47%    57%    21%
Let it stand         41      9     76     36     40     42     36     65
DK/NA                 9      3     12      9      6     11      7     14
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Repeal it            70%    58%    46%    47%    54%    54%
Let it stand         23     34     48     43     37     37
DK/NA                 7      9      7     11      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Repeal it            48%    51%    52%    52%    48%    18%    40%    79%
Let it stand         43     41     39     37     47     78     50     13
DK/NA                 8      8      9     11      5      4     10      7
 
TREND: Do you think Congress should try to repeal the new health care law, or should they let it stand?
                     Oct 11  Sep 15  Jun 30
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Repeal it            50      51      49
Let it stand         41      38      42
DK/NA                 9      11       9
 
 
40. Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  12%    29%     2%     8%    14%    10%    14%     3%
No                   83     67     93     90     84     83     82     87
DK/NA                 5      4      5      2      2      7      4     10
 
                     White         AREA........................
                     BrnAgn Mltry                East/  West/
                     Evngl  HsHlds North  SthEst Rchmnd Shndoah
 
Yes                  21%    14%     9%    11%    16%    10%
No                   74     81     90     84     79     82
DK/NA                 5      5      1      5      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    COLL DEGREE   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34  35-54  55+    No     Yes    Lib    Mod    Con
 
Yes                  10%    13%    13%    14%    10%     2%     6%    24%
No                   86     84     81     80     89     94     91     71
DK/NA                 5      3      6      7      1      4      3      5
 

Demographic Summary