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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Election Weekend Survey, 10/30/10 44 43 Asked of Registered voters who are absolutely certain they are registered to vote/those who live in a 'day of' state and plan to register so they can vote in the election (72%)
Gallup/USA Today Poll, 10/31/10 44 48 Registered voters
Ipsos-Public Affairs/Reuters Poll, 10/31/10 45 43
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
New Models National Brand Poll, 11/2/10 35 59
Democracy Corps/Resurgent Republic Poll, 11/3/10 26 65
Public Religion Research Institute Post-election American Values Survey 2010, 11/7/10 34 60
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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
CBS News/New York Times Poll, 10/26/10 10 82 Likely voters
Gallup/USA Today Poll, 10/31/10 21 73
Gallup Poll, 11/7/10 17 77
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
CNN/ORC, 12/17/10 48 48
Amer. Res. Group, 12/17/10 41 51
WG/New Models, 12/28/10 49 45 RV
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Plans To Vote


Thinking about the influence of certain groups on the (2010) election, which of the following best describes the influence of the Tea Party?...The Tea Party hurt the Republican Party because it helped nominate candidates with extreme views. The Tea Party helped the Republican Party because it helped energize its core supporters.
Public Religion Research Institute Post-election American Values Survey 2010, [Nov, 2010]




Let me describe some themes that were raised by candidates in this (2010) election. Regardless of how you voted, does each statement make you much more likely to support this candidate, somewhat more likely, a little more likely, no more likely, or less likely to support this candidate....Republicans hope you forget. It was their policies that hurt middle class incomes, lost 8 million jobs and put us in the hole. They obstructed every effort to help get us out. The Recovery Act has started to bring the economy back and we've curbed Wall Street abuse. And now they want to go back to the same policies that caused the mess in the first place. America has to move forward.
%
17     Much more likely
15     Somewhat more likely
9     Little more likely
12     No more likely
36     Less likely
4     No difference (Vol.)
8     Don't know/Refused
Sample: National voters
Note: Asked of Form A half sample
Democracy Corps/Campaign for America's Future Poll, [Nov, 2010]




(Let me describe some themes that were raised by candidates in this (2010) election. Regardless of how you voted, does each statement make you much more likely to support this candidate, somewhat more likely, a little more likely, no more likely, or less likely to support this candidate.)...We have to change Washington for the middle class. That means eliminating the special deals and tax breaks won by corporate lobbyists for Wall Street, paid for by American taxpayers and workers' outsourced jobs. Republicans have pledged to protect those breaks. We should cut taxes for the middle class and small business to create jobs. Let's make our country work for the middle class again.
%
33     Much more likely
25     Somewhat more likely
12     Little more likely
9     No more likely
12     Less likely
3     No difference (Vol.)
7     Don't know/Refused
Sample: National voters
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
Democracy Corps/Campaign for America's Future Poll, [Nov, 2010]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress


Do you think if Republicans win control of Congress in November (2010) they will return to the economic policies of George W. Bush or do you think they will have different ideas for how to deal with the economy?
Sample: National registered voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Oct, 2010]




If the Republicans win control of Congress in this November's (2010) elections, do you think the country will be better off, worse off, or will it not make any difference?
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll, [Oct, 2010]




If Republicans win control of Congress (in 2010), what do you want to happen--do you want the parties to stick to their principles even if it means gridlock and nothing gets done, or do you want the parties to work together even if it means compromising some principles?
Note: Likely voters
Bloomberg Poll, [Oct, 2010]



Issues Affecting Vote Decision


(And did the clergy at your place of worship or any other religious groups urge you to vote a particular way in the recent (2010) election, or not?) (If Yes, ask:) Were your urged to vote in a particular way in a Congressional race, a state race, a local race or on specific ballot issues?
%
2     Yes-Congressional
1     Yes-State
*     Yes-Local
1     Yes-Ballot issues
2     Yes-Don't know/Refused
93     No
1     Don't know/Refused
Note: Registered voters who are absolutely certain they are registered to vote and who attend religious services at least once a month
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Post-Election Survey, [Nov, 2010]




Of the following seven issues, which one would you say was most important to your vote for Congress this year (2010)?...The economy, immigration, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, health care, the size and role of government, same-sex marriage, abortion
%
47     The economy
4     Immigration
5     The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
19     Health care
16     The size and role of government
3     Same-sex marriage
3     Abortion
2     Other (Vol.)
1     Don't know/Refused
Note: Asked of Registered voters who are certain they are registered and they voted in the 2010 election (80% of registered certain voters)
Public Religion Research Institute Post-election American Values Survey 2010, [Nov, 2010]




And what economic issue was most important to your vote (for Congress 2010)?...Taxes, the budget deficit, lack of jobs, the bailouts of the financial industry, the gap between rich and poor
Note: Asked of Registered voters who are certain they are registered and they voted in the 2010 election and they said the economy was the most important issue in their vote for Congress 2010 (47% of registered certain voters who voted)
Public Religion Research Institute Post-election American Values Survey 2010, [Nov, 2010]




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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
Gallup/USA Today Poll, 10/12/08 51 43
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll, 11/1/08 53 45 Registered voters
Gallup/USA Today Poll, 11/2/08 54 39 Registered voters
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
Democracy Corps Poll, 11/2/08 14 79
New Models National Brand Poll, 11/4/08 21 70
Democracy Corps/Campaign for America's Future Poll, 11/5/08 16 78
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2008 Election Poll Datasets

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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
CBS News Poll, 10/30/08 15 71 Asked of partial sample (71%)
CBS News Poll, 10/31/08 14 75 Asked of two-thirds sample
CBS News Poll, 11/1/08 18 70 Asked of one-quarter sample
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
ABC/WP, 12/11/08 30 67
Gallup/USA Today, 12/12/08 29 67
CNN, 12/19/08 27 72
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Plans To Vote


If the elections were held today for US (United States) Congress in your state, would you be more likely to vote for the Republican candidate or the Democrat candidate? (If Undecided, ask:) Would you be leaning toward the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Oct, 2008]




As you probably know it is likely that after the elections in November (2008) the Democrats will control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. If that is the case do you think that it would be better to have a Democratic president so that he can work with the Congress and get things done, a Republican president so that he can keep the Congress in check and provide some balance in the government, or does it not matter?
Sample: Likely voters in presidential battleground states
NPR Poll, [Oct, 2008]




Using a ten-point scale, please tell me how likely you are to vote in the November fourth (2008) elections for president and Congress. If you are certain that you will vote, pick a number closer to 'eight,' 'nine,' or 'ten.' If it is less likely that you will vote, use a number closer to 'one,' 'two,' or 'three.' You may choose any number from one to ten.
%
90     10-Certain to vote
4     9
2     8
1     6
1     5
1     3
1     1-Less likely to vote
Sample: National registered voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Oct, 2008]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress


(Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements. After I read each pair, please tell me whether the first or the second statement comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right.)...First statement: I'm beginning to think the Democrats are going to win too much control in Washington and that I may now vote Republican at least for Congress (in 2008). Second statement: I'm not thinking about which party controls things in Washington and I'm not rethinking my vote....(If First/Second statement, ask:) (Do you feel that way strongly or not so strongly?)
%
20     First statement strongly
4     First statement not strongly
19     Second statement not strongly
55     Second statement strongly
1     Both (Vol.)
2     Neither (Vol.)
1     Don't know/Refused
Sample: National likely voters
Note: Asked of those in Form A half sample who said they would vote for the Democratic candidate for Congress in their district/Undecided/Refused
Democracy Corps Poll, [Oct, 2008]




Do you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress (in the 2008 election)?
Associated Press/Gfk Poll, [Oct, 2008]




Do you want to see the Republicans or the Democrats win control of Congress (in the 2008 election)?
Sample: National registered voters
Associated Press/Knowledge Networks Poll, [Oct, 2008]



Issues Affecting Vote Decision


Which of the following issues would you say is most important to you in deciding how to vote for Congress?...Education, Social Security, retirement and investments, terrorism, health care/Rx (prescription drugs), the economy, jobs, taxes, crime and safety, environment, national defense/foreign affairs/Iraq, national deficit/spending, energy, gas prices, immigration
%
5     Education
4     Social Security
1     Retirement and investments
2     Terrorism
5     Health care/Rx
44     The economy
4     Jobs
4     Taxes
1     Crime and safety
2     Environment
14     National defense/Foreign affairs/Iraq
5     National deficit/Spending
2     Energy
2     Immigration
2     Other
4     Don't know/Refused
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Nov, 2008]




Which is more important to you when deciding to vote for a candidate for Congress?...His or her ability to do things that help people in your Congressional district, you agree with his or her positions on major national issues
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Nov, 2008]




Which of the following issues would you say is most important to you in deciding how to vote for Congress?...Education, Social Security, retirement and investments, terrorism, health care/Rx (prescription drugs), the economy, jobs, taxes, crime and safety, environment, national defense/foreign affairs/Iraq, national deficit/spending, energy, gas prices, immigration
%
41     The economy
10     National defense/Foreign affairs/Iraq
6     Health care/Rx
5     National deficit/Spending
4     Education
4     Social Security
4     Jobs
4     Taxes
2     Retirement and investments
2     Terrorism
3     Environment
3     Immigration
3     Energy
1     Crime and safety
1     Gas prices
3     Other
4     Don't know/Refused
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Oct, 2008]




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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, 11/5/06 49 36
CNN Poll, 11/5/06 54 39
Gallup/USA Today Poll, 11/5/06 51 38
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
CBS News/New York Times Poll, 10/31/06 29 64
Time/SRBI Poll, 11/3/06 32 62
ABC News/Washington Post Poll, 11/4/06 39 59 Registered voters
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2006 Election Poll Datasets

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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
Associated Press/AOL/Ipsos-Public Affairs Poll, 10/30/06 13 56
CBS News/New York Times Poll, 10/31/06 29 56
Gallup/USA Today Poll, 11/5/06 26 63
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
PSRA/Pew, 12/12/06 33 57
CNN, 12/15/06 36 62
Amer. Res. Group, 12/18/06 35 61
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Plans To Vote


If you were voting in the midterm (2006) election today, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports President (George W.) Bush on key issues, opposes President Bush on key issues, or would President Bush not be a major factor in your vote for Congress this year?
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Nov, 2006]




Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think...a solution to Iraq is more likely to be found if Democrats gain control of Congress or if Republicans keep control of Congress?
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Nov, 2006]




Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think...Iran is more likely to be prevented from obtaining nuclear weapons if Democrats gain control of Congress or if Republicans keep control of Congress?
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Nov, 2006]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress


If Democrats win control of Congress (in 2006), do you think there will be cooperation between Congress and the Bush administration, or will there be an all-out war for the next two years in Washington?
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Nov, 2006]




If Democrats win control of Congress (in 2006), do you think they will try to cancel the (George W.) Bush tax cuts?
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Nov, 2006]




If the Democrats win control of Congress in this November's (2006) election, do you think that their policies would move the country in the right direction or the wrong direction in each of the following areas?...Economy
CNN Poll, [Nov, 2006]



Issues Affecting Vote Decision


If you were voting in the midterm (2006) election today, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports President (George W.) Bush on key issues, opposes President Bush on key issues, or would President Bush not be a major factor in your vote for Congress this year?
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Nov, 2006]




How important will each of the following issues be to your (2006) vote for Congress?...Extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not at all important...Iraq
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Nov, 2006]




(How important will each of the following issues be to your (2006) vote for Congress?...Extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not at all important)...Terrorism
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Nov, 2006]




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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 10/31/04 50 44 Asked of those who have not already voted (99%)
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 10/31/04 50 44
George Washington University Battleground 2004 Survey, 11/1/04 44 47
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
New Models National Brand Poll, 11/2/04 47 46
Democracy Corps/Institute for America's Future Poll, 11/3/04 41 51
Associated Press/Ipsos-Public Affairs Poll, 11/5/04 46 51
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2004 Election Poll Datasets

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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
Gallup Poll, 9/15/04 41 52
Gallup Poll, 10/14/04 40 51
CBS News/New York Times Poll, 10/15/04 38 46
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
NBC/WSJ, 12/9/04 49 44
ABC/WP, 12/16/04 48 50
WG/New Models, 12/29/04 50 48 RV
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Plans To Vote


If the elections were held today for U.S. (United States) Senate in your state, would you be more likely to vote for the Republican candidate or the Democrat candidate? (If Undecided, ask:) Would you be leaning toward the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Oct, 2004]




If the (2004) elections were held today for US (United States) Senate in your state, would you be more likely to vote for the Republican candidate or the Democrat candidate? (If Undecided, ask:) Would you be leaning toward the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Oct, 2004]




If the election for United States Congress were held today, would you be more likely to vote for the Republican candidate or the Democrat candidate?
Note: Registered voters (59%)
2004 National Hispanic Survey, [Sep, 2004]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress


And if the election for Congress were held today, would you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress?
Note: Likely voters
Ipsos-Public Affairs Poll, [Oct, 2004]




And if the election for Congress were held today, would you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress?
Note: Likely voters
Associated Press/Ipsos-Public Affairs Poll, [Oct, 2004]




And if the election for Congress were held today, would you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress?
Note: Likely voters
Associated Press/Ipsos-Public Affairs Poll, [Oct, 2004]



Issues Affecting Vote Decision


Which is more important to you when deciding to vote for a candidate for Congress?...His or her ability to do things that help people in your Congressional district, you agree with his or her positions on major national issues
Sample: National registered voters who voted in the 2004 Presidential election
New Models National Brand Poll, [Nov, 2004]




Which of the following issues would you say is the most important to you in deciding how to vote for Congress?...Education, Social Security, retirement and investments, terrorism, health care/prescription drugs, the economy, jobs, taxes, crime and safety, environment, national defense/foreign affairs, national debt, corporate accountability, civil rights, fiscal responsibility
%
8     Education
7     Social Security
1     Retirement and investments
11     Terrorism
9     Health care/Prescription drugs
18     The economy
5     Jobs
4     Taxes
1     Crime and Safety
2     Environment
16     National defense/Foreign affairs
2     National debt
1     Corporate Accountability
2     Civil rights
5     Fiscal responsibility
4     Other
4     Don't know/Refused
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Oct, 2004]




Which of the following issues would you say is the most important to you in deciding how to vote for Congress?...Education, Social Security, retirement and investments, terrorism, health care/prescription drugs, the economy, jobs, taxes, crime and safety, environment, national defense/foreign affairs, national debt, corporate accountability, civil rights, fiscal responsibility
%
7     Education
7     Social Security
1     Retirement and investments
11     Terrorism
9     Health care/Prescription drugs
20     The economy
5     Jobs
3     Taxes
2     Crime and safety
2     Environment
16     National defense/Foreign affairs
1     National debt
1     Corporate accountability
2     Civil rights
5     Fiscal responsibility
5     Other
2     Don't know/Refused
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Oct, 2004]




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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 11/3/02 48 43
ABC News Poll, 11/3/02 48 48
Pew Internet & American Life Project Poll, 11/24/02 43 39 Asked October 30-November 4, 2002
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
CBS News Poll, 11/4/02 45 45
NPR 2002 Elections Survey, 11/6/02 46 44
Democracy Corps Poll, 11/6/02 45 44 Those who voted in 2002 (89%)
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2002 Election Poll Datasets

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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
CBS News/New York Times Poll, 10/31/02 45 40
CBS News Poll, 11/4/02 42 45
VNS National Election Day Exit Poll 2002, 11/5/02 47 53 Asked of Form 2 half sample
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
Pew, 12/12/02 78 13
IPSOS-Reid/Cook, 12/17/02 48 22
Gallup, 12/19/02 61 32
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Plans To Vote


How likely are you to vote in the elections this November (2002) for Congress and other offices? Are you...extremely likely, very likely, only somewhat likely, or not likely to vote?
IPSOS-Reid Poll, [Nov, 2002]




(We have some questions about the election for Congress, which will be held in November (2002).)... How certain are you that you will vote--absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain?
Note: See note
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, [Oct, 2002]




Are you absolutely certain you voted (in the 2000 Congressional elections), or is there a chance you may not have?
Note: Asked of those who voted (76%)
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Election Weekend Poll, [Oct, 2002]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress


And if the election for Congress were held today, would you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress?
Note: Asked of registered voters (73%)
IPSOS-Reid Poll, [Nov, 2002]




And if the election for Congress were held today, would you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress?
Note: Registered voters
IPSOS-Reid Poll, [Oct, 2002]




And if the election for Congress were held today, would you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress?
Note: Likely voters
IPSOS-Reid/Cook Political Report Poll, [Oct, 2002]



Issues Affecting Vote Decision


Was one reason for you vote for Congress today (November 5, 2002): to express support for George W. Bush, to express opposition to George W. Bush, George W. Bush was not a factor?
Note: Asked of Form 2 half sample
VNS National Election Day Exit Poll 2002, [Nov, 2002]




And thinking again about your (2002) vote for Congress in your district...how important would you say a candidate's position was on each of the following issues? After each one I read, please tell me if a candidate's position on that issue was a very important, somewhat important, a little important or not very important reason in how you cast your vote?....Corporate abuse
Note: Asked of Form A half sample
NPR 2002 Elections Survey, [Nov, 2002]




(And thinking again about your (2002) vote for Congress in your district...how important would you say a candidate's position was on each of the following issues? After each one I read, please tell me if a candidate's position on that issue was a very important, somewhat important, a little important or not very important reason in how you cast your vote?....Prescription drugs
Note: Asked of Form A half sample
NPR 2002 Elections Survey, [Nov, 2002]




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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Election Weekend Poll, 11/5/00 48 42 Registered voters
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 11/6/00 51 43 See note
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 11/6/00 50 42 Registered voters
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
Voter.com/Battleground 2000 Tracking Survey, 11/2/00 48 41
Voter.com/Battleground 2000 Tracking Survey, 11/5/00 47 41
Voter.com/Battleground 2000 Tracking Survey, 11/6/00 47 41
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2000 Election Poll Datasets

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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
Gallup Poll, 9/5/00 48 42
CBS News/New York Times Poll, 10/1/00 49 38
Gallup Poll, 10/9/00 49 42
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
LATimes, 12/14/00 65 30
CBS, 12/14/00 67 29
Gallup/CNN/USA, 12/15/00 66 32
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Plans To Vote


I'd like you to rate your chances of voting in next week's (November 7, 2000) election on a scale of zero to 10. If zero represents someone who definitely will not vote and 10 represents someone who definitely will vote, where on this scale of zero to 10 would you place yourself?
Note: Asked of Registered voters
PSRA/Newsweek Poll, [Oct, 2000]




I'd like you to rate your chance of voting in November (2000) on a scale of 10 to 1. If 10 represents a person who definitely will vote and 1 represents a person who definitely will not vote, where on this scale of 10 to 1 would you place yourself?
%
80     10-Definitely will vote
7     9
4     8
3     7
1     6
3     5
1     4
*     3
*     2
1     1-Definitely will not vote
1     Don't know/Refused
Note: Registered voters (80%)
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Poll, [Oct, 2000]




What are the chances that you will vote in November's (2000) elections for president and US (United States) Congress--are you almost certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or do you think you probably won't vote?
Sample: National registered voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Oct, 2000]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress

No question available.

Issues Affecting Vote Decision


Thinking again about your vote for Congress this fall (2000), what will make the biggest difference in how you vote for Congress in your district--national issues, local or state issues, the candidate's political party, or the candidate's character or experience? (If more than one, ask:) Which is most important?
%
21     National issues
42     State/Local issues
9     Political party
21     Character/Experience
1     Other (vol.)
1     None (vol.)
5     Don't know/Refused
Note: Registered voters
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Poll, [Oct, 2000]




Will the issue of which party controls Congress, the Republicans or the Democrats, be a factor in your vote, or not?
Note: Registered voters
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Poll, [Oct, 2000]




What will make the biggest difference in how you vote for Congress in your district national issues, local or state issues, the candidate's political party, or the candidate's character or experience? (If more than one, probe with:) Which is most important?
%
18     National issues
40     State/Local issues
6     Political party
32     Character/Experience
1     Other (vol.)
1     None (vol.)
2     Don't know/Refused
Note: Registered voters
Pew News Interest Index Poll, [Jul, 2000]




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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
Gallup Poll, 11/1/98 49 45 Likely voters
Gallup Poll, 11/2/98 47 38
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Technology Survey, 12/1/98 48 39 See note
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
Choosing the New Economy Survey, 10/28/98 53 35
CBS News/New York Times Poll, 10/28/98 51 42
ABC News Poll, 11/1/98 55 43
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1998 Election Poll Datasets

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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
CBS News Poll, 11/1/98 41 48
Gallup Poll, 11/1/98 44 47
VNS Election Day Exit Poll 1998, 11/3/98 43 57
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
ABC/WP, 12/19/98 67 30
Pew, 12/19/98 71 27 Reinterviews
Gallup, 12/28/98 64 34
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Plans To Vote


How certain are you that you will vote (in the election tomorrow (November 3, 1998))--absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain?
Note: Asked of those who said they plan to vote (71%)
Gallup Poll, [Nov, 1998]




Do you think the (Bill) Clinton-(Monica) Lewinsky matter and the Congressional Impeachment inquiry will have any effect on whether or not most people decide to vote in this year's (1998) Congressional elections? (If yes, ask:) Do you think this whole matter is more likely to discourage people from voting this year or more likely to encourage people to vote this year?
CBS News Poll, [Oct, 1998]




How likely is it that you will vote in the 1998 elections for Congress this Tuesday (November 3, 1998)? Would you say you will definitely vote, probably vote, probably not vote, or definitely not vote in the elections for Congress?
Note: Registered voters
CBS News Poll, [Oct, 1998]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress

No question available.

Issues Affecting Vote Decision


Which of the following types of issues had the greatest effect on your vote in the election for US (United States) House of Representatives (1998), those involving: the economy, education, crime, taxes, health care, or the environment?
%
17     Economy
28     Education
7     Crime
18     Taxes
15     Health care
5     Environment
10     Don't know/No opinion`
Post-Election Health Care Issues Survey, [Nov, 1998]




I am going to read several factors that might have affected your vote in the election for US (United States) House of Representatives (1998). Would you please tell me, for each one, if it was the single most important factor, a major factor but not the single most important, a minor factor, or no real factor at all in your voting decision.... The political party of the candidates
Post-Election Health Care Issues Survey, [Nov, 1998]




I'm going to read you a short list of campaign issues. After I read them all, tell me which one or two were most important in deciding your vote for Congress (1998). Here are the choices...Social Security, Medicare, education, taxes, HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) and managed care reform, moral values, crime, the economy, the investigation of President (Bill) Clinton.
%
25     Social Security
14     Medicare
31     Education
19     Taxes
14     HMO and managed care reform
20     Moral values
14     Crime
21     The economy
12     The investigation of President Clinton
2     Other issue (vol.)
2     None/Issues were not important in decision (vol.)
2     Don't know/Refused
Note: Voters who voted in the 1998 election and voted for Congress
Kaiser/Harvard Post-Election Survey on Priorities for the 106th Congress, [Nov, 1998]




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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
ABC News Poll, 11/4/96 52 42 Asked of Registered voters
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 11/4/96 49 44 See note
PSRA/Newsweek Poll, 11/4/96 48 45
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
Los Angeles Times Poll, 10/27/96 37 54
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 11/3/96 41 40
Los Angeles Times Exit Poll 1996, 11/5/96 52 48
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1996 Election Poll Datasets

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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
Los Angeles Times Poll, 10/27/96 37 55
Gallup/USA Today Poll, 10/29/96 34 51
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 10/29/96 34 51
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
NBC/WSJ, 12/5/96 58 34
Gallup/CNN/USA, 12/9/96 58 34
Yank/TIME/CNN, 12/11/96 64 29
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Plans To Vote


Does the fact that Bill Clinton is considered very likely to be re-elected president make you more likely to support Republican candidates for Congress, more likely to support Democratic candidates for Congress or does it not affect your voting for Congress either way?
Sample: National registered voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Nov, 1996]




Does that (the fact you think Bill Clinton will win the presidential election) make you more likely or less likely to vote for the Republican candidate running for the U.S. (United States) House of Representatives in your congressional district, or doesn't it make a difference in how you will vote for Congress?
Note: See note
Washington Post Poll, [Oct, 1996]




Would you be more likely to vote for the current Congressional representative in your district if you knew that representative voted with Newt Gingrich and the Republican House leadership most of the time over the past two years, or would you be more likely to vote for the current representative in your district if you knew that representative voted against Newt Gingrich and the Republican House leadership most of the time over the past two years, or would that make no difference in your vote one way or another?
Note: Asked of registered voters
Los Angeles Times Poll, [Oct, 1996]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress


If (Bill) Clinton is re-elected and the Democrats also win back control of Congress, do you think the country would be taken in too liberal a direction, or not?
Note: Registered voters
PSRA/Newsweek Poll, [Sep, 1996]




Which political party would you like to see win control of Congress in the elections this November--the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?
Note: Asked of registered voters
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, [Aug, 1996]



Issues Affecting Vote Decision


What will make the biggest difference in how you vote for Congress in your district--national issues, local or state issues, the candidate's political party, or the candidate's character or experience? Which is most important?
%
23     National issues
38     Local/State issues
6     Political party
25     Candidate's character/experience
2     Other (vol.)
1     None (vol.)
6     Don't know/Refused
Note: Asked of registered voters in Form 1 half sample
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Pre-Election Weekend Poll, [Oct, 1996]




In this year's Congressional elections, are you more likely to vote for a candidate who supports President (Bill) Clinton, are you more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes President Clinton, or is a candidate's support for President Clinton not a factor in your voting?
Sample: National registered voters
Note: Asked of Form A half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Oct, 1996]




In this year's Congressional elections, are you more likely to vote for a candidate who supports Newt Gingrich, are you more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes Newt Gingrich, or is a candidate's support for Newt Gingrich not a factor in your voting?
Sample: National registered voters
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Oct, 1996]




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House Vote Intent Chart Data
Source Democratic Republican Note
ABC News/Washington Post Poll, 10/31/94 47 45
ABC News Poll, 11/6/94 47 42 Asked of registered voters (70%)
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 11/6/94 47 44
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  Direction of the Country Chart Data
Source Right
Direction
Wrong
Track
Note
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 10/18/94 27 55
Los Angeles Times Poll, 10/19/94 26 66
ABC News/Washington Post Poll, 10/31/94 27 69
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1994 Election Poll Datasets

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Congressional Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 10/9/94 21 73
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, 10/25/94 23 70
CBS News/New York Times Poll, 11/1/94 20 73
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Presidential Approval Ratings Chart Data
Source Approve Disapprove Note
NBC/WSJ, 12/10/94 48 44
Gallup/CNN/USA, 12/16/94 43 53
Gallup/CNN/USA, 12/28/94 40 52
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Plans To Vote


In this year's (1994) elections, are you more likely to vote for a candidate who supports President (Bill) Clinton, are you more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes President Clinton, or is a candidate's support for President Clinton not a factor in your voting?
Sample: National registered voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Nov, 1994]




I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in next Tuesday's congressional election. Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, or are the chances 50-50 or less that you will vote?
Note: Asked of registered voters (70%)
ABC News Poll, [Nov, 1994]




Next, I'd like you to rate your chances of voting in Tuesday's election (November 8, 1994) on a scale of 10 to 1. If 10 represents a person who definitely will vote and '1' represents a person who definitely will not vote, where on this scale of 10 to 1 would you place yourself.
%
50     10--Definitely will vote
7     9
7     8
3     7
2     6
6     5
2     4
2     3
1     2
17     1--Definitely will not vote
3     Don't know
People & The Press--Congressional Opinion Survey, [Nov, 1994]



Which Party Want To See Control Congress


If the Republicans win control of Congress in this November's elections (1994), do you think the country will be better off, worse off, or will it not make any difference?
Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll, [Oct, 1994]




How much difference do you think it would make to the country if the Republicans win control of Congress (1994)...a great deal of difference, only some, or not much at all?
Associated Press Poll, [Oct, 1994]



Issues Affecting Vote Decision


In deciding whether to vote for your member of Congress (1994), which is more important to you--your congressperson's position on national issues or your congressperson's performance in taking care of problems in your district?
Sample: National registered voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Nov, 1994]




In this year's (1994) elections, are you more likely to vote for a candidate who supports President (Bill) Clinton, are you more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes President Clinton, or is a candidate's support for President Clinton not a factor in your voting?
Sample: National registered voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Nov, 1994]




What will make the biggest difference in how you vote for Congress in your district--national issues, local or state issues, the candidate's political party, or the candidate's character or experience? (If more than one, ask:) Which is most important?
%
22     National issue
38     State/local issue
5     Political party
30     Character/Experience
1     Other (vol.)
*     None (vol.)
4     Don't know/Refused
Note: Registered voters
People & The Press--Congressional Opinion Survey, [Nov, 1994]




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