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Job Ratings of Congressional Republicans and Democrats

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On a scale of 1-9, please rate what Republicans and Democrats in Congress are saying that they accomplished, with 1 meaning that this has had a very negative impact on you, 5 being that it has had no impact on you, and 9 being that it has had a very positive impact on you....Republicans say they created a better environment for job creation by slowing government spending after Democrats had increased government spending when they controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency.
%
4.96     Mean
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Sep, 2013]




(On a scale of 1-9, please rate what Republicans and Democrats in Congress are saying that they accomplished, with 1 meaning that this has had a very negative impact on you, 5 being that it has had no impact on you, and 9 being that it has had a very positive impact on you.)...Republicans say they have conducted tough oversight of the Obama administration policies, including the President's (Barack Obama's) (2010) health care law and restrictions on energy production, that resulted in improving private sector job creation and the economy.
%
4.82     Mean
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Sep, 2013]




(Now I have a few questions about some issues before the US (United States) Congress in Washington.)...As you may know, the top tax rate for taxpayers with the highest incomes is now 35 percent. President (Barack) Obama says this top rate should rise to 39.6 percent, its level during Bill Clinton's presidency. Congressional Republicans say returning the top rate to that level would weaken the economy by discouraging job creation and hurting small businesses. Which one of the following four statements best describes your view of how this change in the top rate would affect the economy?...It would not hurt the economy at all. It would hurt the economy somewhat. It would hurt the economy a lot. It would actually help the economy by reducing the deficit.
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8     It would not hurt the economy at all
27     It would hurt the economy somewhat
22     It would hurt the economy a lot
38     It would actually help the economy by reducing the deficit
6     Don't know/Refused
United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, [Nov, 2012]



Which Party Is Better At Handling: Economy

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When it comes to...dealing with the economy which party do you think would do a better job--the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, or both about the same? If you think that neither would do a good job, please just say so.
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Dec, 2013]




Who do you trust to do a better job handling...the economy, President (Barack) Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
Sample: National registered voters
Quinnipiac University Poll, [Nov, 2013]




And which party could do a better job of...dealing with the economy?...Republican Party, Democratic Party
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Survey, [Oct, 2013]



Which Party Is Better At Handling: Foreign Policy

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When it comes to...dealing with foreign policy which party do you think would do a better job--the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, or both about the same? If you think that neither would do a good job, please just say so.
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Sep, 2013]




Overall, which party, the Democratic or the Republican, does a better job representing your views on...foreign policy?
Note: Asked of Independents (34%)
Kaiser/Washington Post Dimensions of Partisanship Survey, [Jul, 2012]




(Please tell me if you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party could do a better job in each of the following areas.) Which party could do a better job of...making wise decisions about foreign policy?
Note: Asked of Form 2 half sample
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Survey, [Mar, 2011]



Which Party Is Better At Handling: Environment

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When it comes to...protecting the environment which party do you think would do a better job--the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, or both about the same? If you think that neither would do a good job, please just say so.
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Mar, 2011]




(Next, please tell me if you think the Democratic Party or the Republican Party could do a better job in each of the following areas) Which party could do a better job of...protecting the environment?
Ipsos-Public Affairs/Reuters Poll, [Dec, 2010]




(Who do you trust to do a better job handling each of these issues?...The Democrats, the Republicans, both equally, neither)...The environment
Associated Press/Knowledge Networks Poll, [Sep, 2010]



Which Party Is Better At Handling: Taxes

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Who do you think can do a better job of handling...taxes, the Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress?
Sample: National registered voters
Quinnipiac University Poll, [Apr, 2013]




Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling...taxes, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?
Sample: National registered voters
Quinnipiac University Poll, [Mar, 2013]




When it comes to...dealing with taxes which party do you think would do a better job--the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, or both about the same? If you think that neither would do a good job, please just say so.
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Feb, 2013]



General Opinion of Republican Party and Democratic Party

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In general, do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of the Republican Party?
Latino Decisions/SEIU Survey, [Jul, 2013]




In general is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable or not favorable?
CBS News Poll, [Mar, 2013]




In general is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable or not favorable?
CBS News Poll, [Mar, 2013]



Opinion About the Formation of a Third Political Party

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Thinking about the elections for the US House of Representatives next year, which of the following would you most like to see?...More Democrats elected to Congress, more Republicans elected to Congress, more Independent and third party candidates elected to Congress
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31     More Democrats elected to Congress
23     More Republicans elected to Congress
38     More Independent and third party candidates elected to Congress
3     None of these/Keep things as is (Vol.)
5     Don't know/Refused
Reason-Rupe Poll, [May, 2013]




Generally speaking, do you find your political views are represented by the current American political system?...Yes, mainly by the Democratic Party, yes, mainly by the Republican Party, yes, mainly by a third party, no, I don't find my views well represented
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28     Yes, mainly by the Democratic Party
23     Yes, mainly by the Republican Party
3     Yes, mainly by a third party
37     No, I don't find my views well represented
9     Other/Not sure
Sample: National likely voters
Washington Times/JZ Analytics Poll, [May, 2012]




Some people say the country needs a third political party in addition to the Democratic and Republican parties, others say it's unnecessary. Do you think this country needs a third party or not? (If Yes/No, ask:) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
ABC News/Washington Post Poll, [Jan, 2012]



From the Archives


(Sometimes one party does a better job than the other on specific things.) Which party,--the Republican or the Democratic,--would you say has generally been better at... running things so that there are plenty of jobs in private industry?
Roper/Fortune Survey, [Aug, 1944]




From what you know, do you agree or disagree with most of what the Republicans in Congress are proposing to do?
Sample: National registered voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Aug, 1996]




And, if a Democrat were elected President in 1984, do you think the United States would be more likely to become involved in a major war, less likely, or about as likely as it is now?
Note: Likely voters response
NBC News Poll, [Jan, 1984]




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answered Yes, doing enough when asked "In your view, are the Republicans in Congress doing enough to cooperate with Barack Obama, or not?"
CNN/ORC International Poll, [Nov, 2012]


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