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CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 12-15, 2014. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

9/12-15/14

19 70 11    

11/15-18/13

21 73 6    

10/18-21/13

18 78 4    

9/19-23/13

21 73 6    

7/18-22/13

25 67 8    

4/24-28/13

22 69 9    

1/11-15/13

19 73 8    

1/12-17/12

19 73 8    

11/6-10/11

19 71 10    

9/10-15/11

19 72 9    

9/10-14/10

20 68 12    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 4-7, 2014. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

 

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are doing their job?"

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Approve Disapprove

Unsure

% % %

9/4-7/14

21 72 7

1/8-12/14

25 71 5

12/12-15/13

24 73 3

3/7-10/13

24 72 3

1/10-13/13

24 71 4

12/13-16/12

25 70 5

3/7-10/12

23 71 6

1/12-15/12

21 75 4

12/15-18/11

20 72 7

8/29 - 9/1/11

28 68 3

4/14-17/11

34 63 3

9/30 - 10/3/10

30 67 3

7/15-18/09

36 58 6

4/21-24/09

30 64 6

2/19-22/09

38 56 6

7/10-13/08

25 69 6

1/30 - 2/1/08

30 63 7

12/6-9/07

32 63 5

10/29 - 11/1/07

32 63 6

9/27-30/07

29 67 4

7/18-21/07

34 64 2

5/29 - 6/1/07

36 58 6

4/12-15/07

39 59 2

10/5-8/06

35 63 2

5/11-15/06

33 64 3
10/30 - 11/2/05 35 61 4

6/2-5/05

42 56 2

6/99

41 52 7

3/99

40 56 4

7/97

40 54 6

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Aug. 4-7, 2014. N=416 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 4.8.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republicans in Congress are doing in office?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

8/4-7/14

22 68 10    

4/7-10/14

26 69 5    

2/4-9/14

22 72 6    

12/3-5/13

22 74 4    

7/15-18/13

22 66 12    

3/25-27/13

24 71 6    

3/4-7/13

26 68 7    

12/4-6/12

26 67 7    

3/20-22/12

31 62 8    

11/8-10/11

23 70 7    

9/13-14/11

26 67 8    

8/2-4/11

27 62 11    

6/15-23/11

27 63 10    

4/10-14/11

30 63 7    

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 6-9, 2014. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

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"Now, I'm going to mention some people and groups in the news recently. For each, please tell me if your feelings are very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable. If you don't know enough to answer, just say so. The Republicans in Congress."

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Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
% % %    

6/6-9/14

34 53 13    

5/31 - 6/3/13

35 53 12    

 

Pew Research Center/USA Today. April 23-27, 2014. N=1,501 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.
RV = registered voters.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republican leaders in Congress are doing?" If "depends": "Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republican leaders in Congress are doing?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

4/23-27/14

23 68 10

12/3-8/13

21 72 7

10/9-13/13

20 72 8

9/4-8/13

24 68 8

5/1-5/13

22 68 10

2/13-18/13

25 67 9

12/5-9/12

25 67 8

12/7-11/11

21 68 11

11/9-14/11

23 67 10

8/17-21/11

22 69 9

7/20-24/11

25 66 10

3/30 - 4/3/11

30 61 9

2/24-27/11

36 45 19

9/30 - 10/3/10

24 60 16

7/22-25/10

33 53 14

6/16-20/10

31 55 14

4/8-11/10

30 56 14

3/10-14/10

25 59 16

1/6-10/10

27 57 16

12/9-13/09

29 51 20

9/30 - 10/4/09

24 60 17

6/10-14/09

29 56 15

3/9-12/09

28 51 21

2/4-8/09

34 51 15

9/21 - 10/4/06

33 56 11

6/14-19/06

30 53 17
3/8-12/06 32 50 18
1/4-8/06 33 52 15
11/3-6/05 33 50 17
10/6-10/05 32 52 16
9/8-11/05 36 49 15
5/11-15/05 35 50 15
3/17-21/05 39 44 17
2/04 41 42 17
1/03 48 37 15
6/02 50 34 16
5/02 49 34 17
2/02 56 24 20
9/01 43 39 18
6/01 40 40 20
5/01 45 36 19
4/01 45 30 25
1/01 43 36 21
7/00 36 46 18
5/00 40 42 18
3/00 38 43 19
2/00 40 43 17
1/00 39 41 20
12/99 38 42 20
10/99 34 50 16
9/99 35 48 17
7/99 36 45 19
6/99 37 46 17
5/99 38 44 18
3/99 38 47 15
2/99 37 51 12
1/19-23, 25/99 ^ 36 51 13
1/14-17/99 38 50 12
12/19-21/98 * 39 56 5
12/9-13/98 38 49 13
11/6-10/98 41 48 11
10/28-31/98 RV 42 46 12
10/14-18/98 RV 42 48 10
9/21-22/98 44 44 12
9/19-20/98 46 41 13
8/27 - 9/8/98 44 37 19
8/21-24/98 48 36 16
7/29 - 8/2/98 43 37 20
6/4-8/98 42 38 20
4/24 - 5/11/98 40 41 19
4/98 41 40 19
3/25-29/98 43 39 18
1/14-18/98 43 41 16
11/97 41 43 16
8/97 42 44 14
6/97 33 50 17
5/97 40 44 16
4/97 40 44 16
2/97 44 42 14
1/97 38 47 15

 

* Survey of respondents who had also been polled 12/9-13/98.
^ Tracking poll.

 

Quinnipiac University. March 26-31, 2014. N=1,578 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

3/26-31/14

18 73 9    

1/15-19/14

17 76 7    

1/4-7/14

19 73 7    

12/3-9/13

19 74 7    

11/6-11/13

20 73 8    

9/23-29/13

17 74 9    

7/28-31/13

19 73 8    

6/28 - 7/8/13

19 71 10    

5/22-28/13

24 67 9    

4/25-29/13

24 67 8    

3/26 - 4/1/13

19 71 10    

2/27 - 3/4/13

20 71 9    

1/30 - 2/4/13

19 72 8    

11/28 - 12/3/12

23 69 8    

7/1-8/12

24 68 8    

4/11-17/12

23 66 11    

2/14-20/12

22 71 6    

11/14-20/11

19 74 7    

10/25-31/11

20 76 4    

9/27 - 10/3/11

23 71 6    

8/16-27/11

22 71 7    

7/5-11/11

26 65 9    

5/31 - 6/6/11

30 61 9    

3/22-28/11

34 55 11    

2/21-28/11

34 54 12    

1/4-11/11

30 57 13    

11/8-15/10

27 63 10    

8/31 - 9/7/10

29 59 12    

7/13-19/10

29 59 12    

5/19-24/10

26 62 11    

2/2-8/10

28 61 11    

1/5-11/10

32 58 11    

12/15-20/09

29 62 9    

12/1-6/09

30 58 12    

11/9-16/09

31 58 11    

9/29 - 10/5/09

25 64 11    

7/27 - 8/3/09

29 59 12    

6/23-29/09

29 57 14    

5/26 - 6/1/09

30 56 15    

4/21-27/09

27 59 14    

3/24-30/09

30 59 11    

2/25 - 3/2/09

30 58 11    

 

National Public Radio/Democracy Corps (D)/Resurgent Republic (R). March 19-23, 2014. N=420 likely voters nationwide.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job in charge of the House of Representatives?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
% % %    

3/19-23/14

23 72 5    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Dec. 14-16, 2013. N=1,027 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.
2010 & earlier: Conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corp. LV = likely voters. Except where noted, results below are among registered voters.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Republicans in Congress are doing?"

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Approve Disapprove

Unsure

% % %
12/14-16/13 22 73 5
11/10-12/13 21 73 5
10/20-22/13 20 75 5
8/3-5/13 24 66 9
6/9-11/13 23 67 10
3/17-19/13 23 69 8
10/23-25/11 22 69 9
4/3-5/11 35 58 7

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5/4-5/10 31 57 12
10/27-28/09 29 59 12
4/22-23/09 36 52 12
2/17-18/09 34 56 10
6/26-27/07 30 56 14

10/24-25/06 LV

34 55 11

9/26-27/06 LV

34 55 11
5/2-3/06 35 53 12
4/4-5/06 29 53 18
2/28 - 3/1/06 34 53 13
1/10-11/06 37 49 14

11/8-9/05

34 50 16

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Oct. 7-9, 2013. N=800 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

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"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job that Republicans in Congress are doing?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

10/7-9/13

24 70 6    

12/7-11/11

26 69 5    

7/14-17/11

25 67 8    

 

Gallup Poll. June 20-24, 2013. N=2,048 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?"

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Approve Disapprove

Unsure

% % %
6/20-24/13 26 69 6
9/15-18/11 26 68 5
7/15-17/11 28 65 7
3/25-27/11 31 63 5
8/27-30/10 32 63 5
5/24-25/10 31 64 5
3/26-28/10 33 61 5
9/11-13/09 27 70 3
3/27-29/09 30 61 8
2/20-22/09 36 56 8
12/12-14/08 25 69 6

12/14-16/07

26 68 5

8/3-5/07

29 64 7

2/9-11/07

33 59 8

6/23-25/06

33 60 7

10/21-23/05

38 58 4
4/29 - 5/1/05 42 50 8
11/14-16/03 48 49 3
10/03 51 44 5
4/02 59 30 11
8/01 49 40 11
6/01 49 43 8
8/00 45 44 11
7/00 46 39 15
4/00 42 46 12
11/99 38 53 9
10/99 37 55 8
8/99 36 53 11
6/99 40 53 7

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. April 11-15, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.9.

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"Overall, please tell me whether you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their jobs." If neither: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approving or disapproving of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their jobs?"

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Approve Disapprove Neither Unsure  
% % % %  

4/11-15/13

27 67 3 3  

8/16-20/12

31 66 2 2  

8/18-22/11

24 75 1 -  

6/16-20/11

29 68 2 1  

5/5-9/11

32 66 1 1  

3/24-28/11

31 66 2 2  

1/5-10/11

36 61 1 2  

10/13-18/10

29 69 1 1  

9/8-13/10

31 68 1 1  

8/11-16/10

30 67 1 2  

6/9-14/10

32 65 2 1  

5/7-11/10

31 65 1 2  

4/7-12/10

38 60 2 -  

3/3-8/10

30 67 2 1  

1/12-17/10

32 65 2 2  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. April 5-7, 2013. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republican leaders in Congress are handling their job?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

4/5-7/13

25 73 2    

11/2-4/12

28 66 5    

2/10-13/12

22 77 1    

11/18-20/11

21 77 2    

3/18-20/11

34 64 3    

10/5-7/10

31 66 3    

3/25-28/10

36 63 1    

3/19-21/10

32 66 2    

10/16-18/09

33 66 1    

4/23-26/09

31 65 4    

2/7-8/09

44 55 1    

11/6-9/08

24 73 3    

10/3-5/08

27 71 2    

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Oct. 20-21, 2010. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.8.

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"We'd like your opinion of the job performance of some political officeholders. ... Next, what about Republicans in Congress? Do you approve or disapprove of the way they are handling their job?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

10/20-21/10

31 57 12    

6/23-24/10

35 54 11    

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 14-17, 2010. N=1,090 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"In general, is your opinion of the Republicans in Congress favorable or not favorable?"

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Favorable Not
favorable
Unsure    
% % %    

1/14-17/10

34 56 10    

9/19-23/09

30 57 13    

7/24-28/09

28 61 11    

3/12-16/09

29 61 10    

2/2-4/09

32 60 8    

2/8-11/07

41 49 10    

10/30 - 11/1/05

35 53 12    

10/3-5/05

37 53 10    

5/20-23/05

41 48 11    

 

Diageo/Hotline Poll conducted by FD. July 9-13, 2009. N=800 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.5.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Republicans in Congress are doing?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/9-13/09

29 59 12    

6/4-7/09

38 52 10    

4/23-26/09

32 56 12    

3/26-29/09

30 57 13    

2/28 - 3/3/09

34 60 6    

1/21-24/09

26 62 12    

 

The Harris Poll. Sept. 17-21, 2008. N=1,015 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How would you rate the job Republicans in Congress are doing: excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor?"

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Excellent/
Pretty good

Only fair/
Poor

%

%

9/17-21/08

22 74

8/6-10/08

21 73

6/4-8/08

21 75

4/2-6/08

20 73

2/6-10/08

22 72

11/30 - 12/3/07

23 73

10/5-8/07

19 76

9/7-10/07

22 73

7/6-9/07

21 76

4/20-23/07

22 74

2/2-5/07

26 69

11/17-21/06

24 72
9/8-11/06 24 71
6/2-5/06 25 72
5/5-8/06 20 76
3/3-7/06 27 68
11/8-13/05 27 69
8/9-16/05 32 64
6/7-12/05 37 58
4/5-10/05 36 61
9/9-13/04 38 56
8/10-15/04 40 54

6/8-15/04

39 53

4/8-15/04

35 55

2/9-16/04

40 52

12/14-16/03

37 51

12/10-13/03

34 55
10/14-19/03 40 50
8/12-17/03 41 51
6/10-15/03 45 47
4/10-15/03 52 41
2/12-16/03 43 49
12/12-16/02 47 47
11/14-18/02 47 45
10/15-21/02 46 45
9/19-23/02 47 42
8/15-19/02 41 49
7/18-22/02 39 52
6/14-17/02 46 45
5/15-21/02 48 44
4/9-15/02 49 39
3/13-19/02 50 41
2/13-19/02 50 40
1/16-21/02 58 34
12/14-19/01 58 32
11/14-20/01 60 28
10/17-22/01 67 24
8/15-22/01 37 52
7/20-25/01 39 52
6/13-18/01 39 54
4/26 - 5/5/01 46 46
2/22 - 3/3/01 43 49
9/8-17/00 38 54
8/10-14/00 35 55
7/13-17/00 35 56
6/8-12/00 35 55
5/4-8/00 33 60
4/7-10/00 36 56
2/17-21/00 38 55
1/00 36 56
12/2-9/99 36 58
10/22-25/99 32 58
9/17-21/99 39 55
8/12-18/99 37 56
6/10-15/99 33 61
5/14-19/99 33 61
4/8-13/99 35 60
2/11-15/99 35 61
1/7-12/99 36 61
11/11-15/98 34 61
9/9-13/98 42 53
8/12-17/98 40 56
6/17-22/98 31 62
4/22-27/98 37 57
2/18-23/98 44 53
1/14-18/98 42 56
11/97 34 61
10/97 32 62
9/97 34 62
8/97 35 60
7/97 34 62
6/97 31 67
5/97 35 59
4/97 37 60
2/97 38 58

 

Research 2000 for news media clients. July 25-27, 2008. N=1,100 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republicans in Congress are doing?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/25-27/08

18 73 9    

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Oct. 13-15, 2006. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide. MoE 4.5.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

10/13-15/06

36 61 3    

8/30 - 9/2/06

31 64 5    

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. Sept. 16-19, 2006. N=1,517 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"What is your impression of the Republicans in Congress? As of today, is it very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, very unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about them to say?"

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Favorable Unfavorable

Haven't
heard enough

Unsure

% % % %
9/16-19/06 42 43 11 4
6/24-27/06 31 42 22 5
4/8-11/06 37 50 10 2

 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Harris Interactive. Nov. 13-14, 2002. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Next, I'm going to read you the names of some people in the news today. Please tell me whether you have generally favorable or generally unfavorable impressions of each, or whether you are not familiar enough to say one way or another. Republicans in Congress."

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Favorable

Unfavorable

Not familiar

Unsure

%

%

%

%

11/13-14/02 46 27 23 4
3/13-14/02 47 28 21 4
11/7-8/01 56 18 22 4
7/17-18/01 41 34 22 3
3/21-22/01 38 32 23 7
5/26-27/99 35 45 13 7
1/7/99 37 45 12 6
12/17-18/98 36 47 12 5
9/23-24/98 41 41 15 3
9/16-17/98 48 32 12 8
1/14-15/98 46 32 15 7

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* Prior to 1999, question wording was: ". . . some political leaders in the news . . . ."

 

Bloomberg News Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. June 11-16, 2002. N=1,201 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republican leaders in Congress are doing?"

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Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

6/02 48 35 17
4-5/02 48 36 16
1/02 54 30 15
5-6/01 45 38 17
4/01 46 34 21
2-3/01 45 31 24
1/01 46 35 19

 


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