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Bloomberg Politics Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Dec. 3-5, 2014. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"I'm turning now to the aftermath of the midterm election in November. Which side do you think has been more confrontational: the Republicans or the Democrats?"

 
    Republicans Democrats Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/3-5/14

49 32 19    

 

Public Religion Research Institute. Nov. 25-30, 2014. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling the issue of immigration?"

 
    Democrats Republicans Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/25-30/14

39 34 1 21 5

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014. N=1,200 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.8.
RV = registered voters. Among adults, except where noted.

             

"When it comes to [see below], 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."

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
About
the same
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %

 

 

"Dealing with Social Security"

 

10/30 - 11/1/14 RV

38 26 16 18 2
 

2/21-24/13

36 22 15 22 5
 

6/20-24/12

36 24 16 20 4
             
 

"Dealing with health care"

 

10/30 - 11/1/14 RV

39 32 12 15 2
 

9/3-7/14 RV

39 31 10 17 3
 

12/4-8/13

36 30 10 22 2
 

9/5-8/13

37 29 14 18 2
 

2/21-24/13

41 25 11 20 3
 

6/20-24/12

41 28 11 16 4
 

12/7-11/11

39 26 15 18 2
             
 

"Stopping American jobs from going overseas"

 

10/30 - 11/1/14 RV

28 24 17 25 6
             
 

"Dealing with Ebola"

 

10/30 - 11/1/14 RV

18 19 34 24 5
             
 

"Changing how things work in Washington"

 

10/30 - 11/1/14 RV

23 25 18 30 4
 

12/4-8/13

20 20 18 39 3
 

6/20-24/12

22 21 15 38 4
             
 

"Dealing with the economy"

 

10/30 - 11/1/14 RV

30 39 15 16 -
 

9/3-7/14 RV

26 36 17 18 3
 

12/4-8/13

26 36 17 19 2
 

9/5-8/13

29 33 19 17 2
 

2/21-24/13

32 30 16 20 2
 

6/20-24/12

31 37 13 16 3
 

12/7-11/11

28 31 18 20 3
             
 

"Dealing with ISIS in Iraq and Syria"

 

10/30 - 11/1/14 RV

17 39 21 17 6

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 23-26, 2014. N=1,204 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Overall, which party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?" Party names rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/23-26/14

39 37 4 14 6
 

10/9-12/14

39 39 3 15 5
 

9/4-7/14

39 40 3 14 4
 

4/24-27/14

40 34 2 17 7
 

6/2-5/11

41 32 2 20 4
 

10/25-28/10 RV

45 40 2 11 2
 

9/30 - 10/3/10

42 38 3 15 2
 

8/30 - 9/2/10

40 37 3 18 2
 

6/3-6/10

44 32 2 18 4
 

4/22-25/10

46 32 2 18 3
 

2/4-8/10

43 37 2 17 2

 

USA Today Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Oct. 23-26, 2014. N=968 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"Do you think the Republicans in Congress or the Democrats in Congress would do a better job of dealing with each of the following issues and problems? . . ." Options rotated

 
    Republicans
in Congress
Democrats
in Congress
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  

 

 

"ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria"

 

10/23-26/14

45 32 14 10  
             
 

"The Ebola virus"

 

10/23-26/14

32 34 19 15  
             
 

"The economy"

 

10/23-26/14

44 36 12 7  
             
 

"Foreign affairs"

 

10/23-26/14

41 37 11 10  
             
 

"Immigration"

 

10/23-26/14

41 39 12 8  
             
 

"Social issues such as abortion and gay marriage"

 

10/23-26/14

34 46 11 9  
             
 

"The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare"

 

10/23-26/14

35 46 11 8  
             
 

"Income inequality"

 

10/23-26/14

32 48 10 10  

 

Pew Research Center. Oct. 15-20, 2014. N=2,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.

             

"Thinking about the political parties: Please tell me if you think each phrase I read better describes the REPUBLICAN Party and its leaders or the DEMOCRATIC Party and its leaders (First,) which party do you think is better described by the phrase [see below]?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %

 

 

"Is more extreme in its positions"

 

10/15-20/14

51 35 5 2 7
 

1/15-19/14

54 35 5 2 5
 

10/9-13/13

55 34 5 1 5
 

12/5-9/12

53 33 4 1 9
 

3/7-11/12

50 35 5 1 9
 

12/7-11/11

53 33 4 1 9
             
 

"Is more willing to work with political leaders from the other party"

 

10/15-20/14

28 51 2 13 7
 

1/15-19/14

27 52 1 13 7
 

10/9-13/13

32 50 2 11 6
 

12/5-9/12

27 53 2 10 8
 

12/7-11/11

25 51 3 12 10
             
 

"Can better manage the federal government" N=992 (Form 1)

 

10/15-20/14

38 40 2 12 8
 

1/15-19/14

40 41 2 11 6
 

10/9-13/13

42 39 3 10 6
 

12/5-9/12

36 45 2 10 7
 

3/7-11/12

39 42 1 9 9
 

12/7-11/11

35 41 3 13 9
             
 

"Is more influenced by lobbyists and special interests" N=992 (Form 1)

 

10/15-20/14

45 32 13 1 9
 

1/15-19/14

47 30 11 2 10
 

12/5-9/12

41 35 12 1 12
             
 

"Is more concerned with the needs of people like me" N=1,011 (Form 2)

 

10/15-20/14

31 53 2 9 5
 

1/15-19/14

32 52 3 9 5
 

10/9-13/13

34 54 1 7 4
             
 

"Governs in a more honest and ethical way" N=1,011 (Form 2)

 

10/15-20/14

31 42 3 16 8
 

1/15-19/14

31 41 3 19 7
 

12/7-11/11

28 45 2 16 9

 

"And which party could do a better job of dealing with the economy?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

41 39 6 8 6
 

7/8-14/14

47 39 4 6 4
 

1/15-19/14

42 38 10 7 3
 

10/9-13/13

44 37 5 9 5
 

5/1-5/13

42 38 6 8 6
 

5/25-30/11

38

40

5

8

8

 

9/16-19/10

38

37

8

10

8

 

5/20-23/10

33

34

9

14

10

 

2/3-9/10

38

41

7

6

7

 

8/27-30/09

32

42

6

12

9

 

"Which party could do a better job of dealing with immigration?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

41 40 5 7 7
 

7/8-14/14

42 40 4 7 6
 

1/15-19/14

38 39 8 8 7
 

10/9-13/13

40 39 4 8 9
 

5/1-5/13

38 38 7 8 9
 

12/5-9/12

35 44 5 6 10
 

9/22 - 10/4/11

45 37 3 6 9
 

5/25-30/11

39

37

4

9

11

 

10/13-18/10

35

28

9

12

16

 

9/16-19/10

39

32

7

10

12

 

5/20-23/10

35

27

10

14

14

 

4/21-26/10

36

35

7

11

12

 

8/27-30/09

31

36

6

13

13

 

2/20-24/08

38 43 4 6 9

 

"Which party could do the better job of making wise decisions about foreign policy?" N=992 (Form 1)

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

40 39 6 9 7
 

7/8-14/14

43 39 5 7 6
 

2/20-24/08

40 45 4 4 7

 

"Which party could do the better job of dealing with the federal budget deficit?" N=992 (Form 1)

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

42 36 4 10 8
 

1/15-19/14

45 35 6 6 8
 

9/4-8/13

43 35 7 9 5
 

1/9-13/13

40 39 7 8 6
 

12/5-9/12

43 38 4 7 9
 

3/7-11/12

42 41 2 7 7
 

9/22 - 10/4/11

46 37 4 6 7
 

4/21-26/10

38 35 6 11 10

 

"Which party could do the better job of dealing with health care?" N=992 (Form 1)

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

38 46 3 7 6
 

7/8-14/14

40 45 4 6 5
 

1/15-19/14

37 45 3 6 8
 

9/4-8/13

40 39 6 9 5
 

12/5-9/12

38 48 4 4 6
 

3/7-11/12

35 49 1 7 8
 

9/22 - 10/4/11

38 49 3 4 6

 

"Which party could do the better job of dealing with the terrorist threat at home?" N=1,011 (Form 2)

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

46 30 9 7 9
 

10/13-18/10

38 26 13 9 14

 

"Which party could do the better job of dealing with policies on abortion and contraception?" N=1,011 (Form 2)

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

35 45 4 5 11
 

7/8-14/14

36 48 3 6 7

 

"Which party could do the better job of dealing with education policy?" N=1,011 (Form 2)

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

37 42 8 6 7

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 9-12, 2014. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of gay marriage: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Party names rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/9-12/14

48 31 2 7 13
 

4/24-27/14

45 31 2 6 16
 

1/20-23/14

45 33 2 8 12

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 3-6, 2014. N=1,068 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job on the economy?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/3-6/14

49 40 - 4 6
 

9/12-15/14

49 38 1 5 7
 

7/29 - 8/4/14 Adults

41 42 1 7 9
 

5/16-19/14

50 40 1 5 4
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job on U.S. foreign policy?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/3-6/14

49 38 1 3 9
 

9/12-15/14

49 37 1 4 10
 

5/16-19/14

48 38 2 5 7
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job dealing with terrorism?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/3-6/14

53 32 2 6 8
 

9/12-15/14

52 31 3 6 9
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party cares more about the needs and problems of people like yourself?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/3-6/14

34 50 1 10 4
 

5/16-19/14

36 46 1 12 4

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Sept. 24-29, 2014. N=884 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.3.

             

"Who would do a better job handling the threat of terrorism: [see below]?"

 
    The
Democrats
The
Republicans
Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/24-29/14

37 46 6 11  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 12-15, 2014. N=854 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job handling immigration issues?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

9/12-15/14

42 42 0 6 10
 

7/29 - 8/4/14 Adults

38 41 1 8 12
 

5/16-19/14

42 42 1 7 7
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job on health care?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

9/12-15/14

41 46 0 5 8
 

5/16-19/14

40 50 - 5 5

 

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

             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling the economy?" Party names rotated.

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/4-7/14

40 45 1 10 4
 

4/24-27/14

41 38 2 14 5
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

41 41 2 12 3
             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling health care?" Party names rotated.

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/4-7/14

46 40 1 9 4
 

4/24-27/14

43 35 1 13 7
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

44 36 2 15 3
             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling immigration issues?" Party names rotated.

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/4-7/14

39 43 1 10 6
 

4/24-27/14

40 34 3 14 9
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

44 36 1 13 7
             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you think better represents your own personal values?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/4-7/14

45 40 2 10 3
 

1/20-23/14

43 41 2 13 2
 

3/7-10/12

44

39

2

12

3

 

10/25-28/10 RV

48

42

2

7

1

 

8/30 - 9/2/10

45

42

2

10

1

 

11/12-15/09

49

39

2

9

2

 

11/1-4/06 RV

48

44

1

6

2

 

10/5-8/06

53

37

2

7

1

 

10/30 - 11/2/05

50

40

1

7

1

 

4/05

47

38

2

10

2

 

3/99

47

39

3

8

3

             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you think is more concerned with the needs of people like you?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/4-7/14

47 35 2 12 3
 

1/20-23/14

46 37 1 15 1
 

3/7-10/12

46

36

1

13

3

 

10/25-28/10 RV

49

38

2

8

3

 

8/30 - 9/2/10

48

39

2

11

1

 

11/12-15/09

51

36

2

9

3

 

10/5-8/06

58

30

2

9

1

 

8/3-6/06

56

30

1

12

2

 

10/30 - 11/2/05

56

33

1

9

1

             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, better understands the economic problems people in this country are having?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/4-7/14

48 35 2 12 4
 

1/20-23/14

46 37 2 13 2
             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, has better ideas about the right size and role of the federal government?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/4-7/14

37 43 2 11 8

 

Gallup Poll. Sept. 4-7, 2014. N=1,017 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Looking ahead for the next few years, which political party do you think will do a better job of protecting the country from international terrorism and military threats: the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
No difference (vol.)/Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/4-7/14

55

32

13

   
 

9/5-8/13

45

39

16

   
 

9/6-9/12

45

45

10

   
 

9/8-11/11

49

38

13

   
 

9/13-16/10

51

38

12

   
 

8/31 - 9/2/09

49

42

10

   
 

9/8-11/08

49

42

9

   
 

9/14-16/07

42

47

11

   
 

9/7-10/06

44

42

13

   
 

9/12-15/05

48

37

15

   
 

9/8-10/03

51

36

13

   
 

9/5-8/02

50

31

19

   
             

"Looking ahead for the next few years, which political party do you think will do a better job of keeping the country prosperous: the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
No difference (vol.)/Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/4-7/14

49

40

11

   
 

9/5-8/13

43

42

14

   
 

9/6-9/12

42

51

7

   
 

9/8-11/11

48

39

13

   
 

9/13-16/10

48

40

12

   
 

8/31 - 9/2/09

39

50

11

   
 

9/8-11/08

39

52

9

   
 

9/14-16/07

34

54

12

   
 

9/7-10/06

36

53

11

   
 

9/12-15/05

41

46

13

   
 

9/8-10/03

42

46

12

   
 

9/5-8/02

42

42

16

   
 

9/7-10/01

41

45

14

   
 

10/6-9/00

40

47

13

   

 

CBS News Poll. July 29-Aug. 4, 2014. N=1,344 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
RV = registered voters

             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job handling national security?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

7/29 - 8/4/14

46 33 3 8 11
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party comes closer to sharing your values?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

7/29 - 8/4/14

38 45 3 7 7

 

CBS News Poll. May 16-19, 2014. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Results below are among registered voters.

             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party comes closer to sharing your moral values?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

5/16-19/14

43 44 2 8 3
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to help ensure all Americans have a fair chance to get ahead in the U.S.?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

5/16-19/14

37 47 1 10 5
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job on the federal budget deficit?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

5/16-19/14

50 36 1 8 6
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job on the environment?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

5/16-19/14

27 62 1 5 5
             

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to do a better job on taxes?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

5/16-19/14

47 42 1 6 4

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 24-27, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling the federal budget deficit?" Party names rotated. Half sample (Form B).

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-27/14

35 44 1 14 6
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

37 39 1 17 6
             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job helping the middle class?" Party names rotated. Half sample (Form B).

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-27/14

52 32 1 11 4
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

47 34 1 13 4
             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling issues that are especially important to women?" Party names rotated. Half sample (Form B).

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-27/14

55 25 3 8 9
             

"Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of gun control: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Party names rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-27/14

39 44 1 5 10
 

1/20-23/14

37 48 2 6 7
             

"Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of abortion: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Party names rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-27/14

43 35 1 6 15
 

1/20-23/14

46 37 1 6 10
             

"Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of whether or not to raise the minimum wage: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Party names rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-27/14

49 33 1 4 12
 

1/20-23/14

49 35 1 5 10
             

"Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of global warming, also known as climate change: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Party names rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-27/14

47 29 2 8 15

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 27-March 2, 2014. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling energy policy?" Party names rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

43 35 1 11 9
             

"Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling taxes?" Party names rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

42 41 1 11 4
             

"Do you think the Republican Party is in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today, or is it out of touch?"

 
    In touch Out of
touch
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

28 68 4    
 

4/11-14/13

23 70 7    
             

"Do you think the Democratic Party is in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today, or is it out of touch?"

 
    In touch Out of
touch
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

48 48 4    
 

4/11-14/13

43 51 6    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think the Republican Party generally understands the problems and concerns of women?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

42 55 4    
             

"Do you think the Democratic Party generally understands the problems and concerns of women?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

63 33 3    
             

"Do you think the policies of the Democratic Party generally favor the rich, favor the middle class, or favor the poor?"

 
    Favor
the rich
Favor the
middle class
Favor
the poor
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

30 36 30 3  
             

"Do you think the policies of the Republican Party generally favor the rich, favor the middle class, or favor the poor?"

 
    Favor
the rich
Favor the
middle class
Favor
the poor
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

69 23 3 4  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Dec. 4-8, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"When it comes to [see below], 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." Some items asked of half the sample.

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
About
the same
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %

 

 

"Showing compassion and concern for people"

 

12/4-8/13

45 17 16 20 2
             
 

"Being willing to work with the other party to pass needed legislation"

 

12/4-8/13

31 19 18 30 2
             
 

"Having new ideas to solve problems"

 

12/4-8/13

29 21 20 28 2
             
 

"Reducing gun violence"

 

12/4-8/13

29 22 18 26 5
 

2/21-24/13

34 19 14 29 4
             
 

"Dealing with immigration"

 

12/4-8/13

31 26 16 21 6
 

9/5-8/13

30 26 18 21 5
 

2/21-24/13

33 27 15 20 5
 

6/20-24/12

33 30 14 17 6

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 18-20, 2013. N=841 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, would you describe the views and policies of each of the following as too extreme, or as generally mainstream? . . ."

 
    Too
extreme
Generally
mainstream
Neither/
Mixed (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  

 

 

"The Republican Party"

 

10/18-20/13

56 37 6 2  
 

3/15-17/13

48 47 3 1  
 

12/17-18/12

53 43 2 2  
 

9/21-23/10

36 58 4 3  
 

7/16-21/10

39 56 4 1  
             
 

"The Democratic Party"

 

10/18-20/13

42 52 3 3  
 

3/15-17/13

42 53 3 2  
 

12/17-18/12

37 57 3 2  
 

9/21-23/10

42 53 3 2  
 

7/16-21/10

43 54 3 1  
             
 

"The Tea Party movement"

 

10/18-20/13

60 27 6 7  
 

9/21-23/10

43 41 6 10  
 

7/16-21/10

47 43 5 5  
             

"If the two parties can develop bipartisan solutions to the country's problems, which party do you think should give up more of the proposals it supports: the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?"

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/18-20/13

44 49 8    
 

12/17-18/12

41 53 6    
 

12/17-19/10

45 47 8    
 

2/12-15/10

51 43 5    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Sept. 5-8, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"When it comes to [see below], 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."

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
About
the same
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %

 

 

"Dealing with education"

 

9/5-8/13

37 19 24 18 2
             
 

"Looking out for the middle class"

 

9/5-8/13

41 24 14 19 2
 

2/21-24/13

46 24 11 19 -
 

6/20-24/12

45 26 9 18 2
 

12/7-11/11

44 24 12 17 3
             
 

"Dealing with foreign policy"

 

9/5-8/13

26 33 25 13 3
             
 

"Dealing with terrorism" Half sample (Form A)

 

9/5-8/13

18 28 35 16 3
 

6/20-24/12

24 33 31 8 4
 

12/7-11/11

21 34 32 9 4
             
 

"Reducing the federal deficit"

 

9/5-8/13

22 35 18 22 3
 

2/21-24/13

25 31 16 26 2
 

6/20-24/12

25 37 13 23 2
 

12/7-11/11

23 34 18 22 3
             
 

"Ensuring a strong national defense" Half sample (Form B)

 

9/5-8/13

14 47 26 10 3
 

2/21-24/13

19 45 21 11 4

 

Pew Research Center. Sept. 4-8, 2013. N=1,506 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Please tell me if you think the REPUBLICAN Party or the DEMOCRATIC Party could do the better job of dealing with banks and financial institutions?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

9/4-8/13

41 35 6 10 7
 

4/21-26/10

36 36 7 11 11

 

Gallup Poll. June 13-July 5, 2013. N=4,373 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.

             

"Just your opinion, which political party's policies on immigration and immigration reform come closer to your own: the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?" Options rotated

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
Both equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

6/13 - 7/5/13

48 36 1 9 7

 

Pew Research Center. May 1-5, 2013. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Thinking about some issues, please tell me if you think the REPUBLICAN Party or the DEMOCRATIC Party could do the better job in each of the following areas. First, which party could do the better job of [see below]? How about [see below]?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %

 

 

"Reflecting your views about gun control"

 

5/1-5/13

42 39 4 6 9
 

1/9-13/13

38 40 5 6 11
 

12/17-19/12

27 28 12 15 18

 

CNN/ORC Poll. March 15-17, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Please tell me whether you think each of the following generally favors the rich, favors the middle class, or favors the poor. . . ."

 
    Favors the
rich
Favors the
middle class
Favors the
poor
Unsure  
    % % % %  

 

 

"The Republican Party"

 

3/15-17/13

68 27 3 2  
             
 

"The Democratic Party"

 

3/15-17/13

24 32 41 3  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Feb. 21-24, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"When it comes to [see below], 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." Some items asked of half the sample.

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
About
the same
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %

 

 

"Dealing with Medicare"

 

2/21-24/13

40 22 15 19 4
 

6/20-24/12

40 24 12 18 6
 

12/7-11/11

37 24 16 17 6
             
 

"Dealing with energy policy"

 

2/21-24/13

36 26 18 15 5
 

6/20-24/12

36 28 12 16 8
             
 

"Dealing with taxes"

 

2/21-24/13

35 32 13 17 3
 

6/20-24/12

32 34 12 18 4
 

12/7-11/11

31 33 16 17 3
             
 

"Controlling government spending"

 

2/21-24/13

21 37 11 27 4
 

6/20-24/12

23 40 13 21 3

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 13-18, 2013. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Now I have a few questions about the political parties. (First/Now thinking about) the Republican Party. Do you think the Republican Party [see below] or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    

 

 

"Is out of touch with the American people"

 

2/13-18/13

62 33 4    
             
 

"Is too extreme""

 

2/13-18/13

52 42 5    
             
 

"Is open to change"

 

2/13-18/13

39 56 5    
             
 

"Has strong principles"

 

2/13-18/13

63 30 7    
             
 

"Is looking out for the country's long-term future"

 

2/13-18/13

45 50 5    
 

"Now I have a few questions about the political parties. (First/Now thinking about) the Democratic Party. Do you think the Democratic Party [see below] or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    

 

 

"Is out of touch with the American people"

 

2/13-18/13

46 50 5    
             
 

"Is too extreme""

 

2/13-18/13

39 56 6    
             
 

"Is open to change"

 

2/13-18/13

58 38 4    
             
 

"Has strong principles"

 

2/13-18/13

57 37 6    
             
 

"Is looking out for the country's long-term future"

 

2/13-18/13

51 45 4    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Jan. 10-14, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4. Trend includes surveys conducted with CNBC.

             

"Who do you trust to do a better job of [see below]: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Neither (vol.) Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 
 

"Handling the economy"

 

1/10-14/13

41

36

17

6

1

 

11/29 - 12/3/12

45

39

11

4

1

 

2/16-20/12

43

45

11

2

-

 

12/8-12/11

41

44

12

2

-

 

10/13-17/11

38

43

15

3

1

 

8/18-22/11

45

40

13

2

-

 

6/16-20/11

43

42

12

2

-

 

5/5-9/11

49

38

11

3

-

 

3/24-28/11

47

41

9

3

-

 

1/5-10/11

45

40

12

3

-

 

11/18-22/10

44

42

10

4

-

 

10/13-18/10

44

47

8

1

-

 

9/8-13/10

41

46

11

1

-

 

8/11-16/10

45

43

10

2

1

 

6/9-14/10

47

42

9

2

-

 

5/7-11/10

44

41

13

2

-

 

4/7-12/10

44

44

10

2

-

 

3/3-8/10

47

40

11

2

1

 

1/12-17/10

49

40

9

3

-

 
 

"Managing the federal budget deficit"

 

1/10-14/13

38

35

19

8

1

 

11/29 - 12/3/12

43

40

11

6

1

 

2/16-20/12

39

47

13

2

-

 

12/8-12/11

35

47

15

3

-

 

10/13-17/11

38

43

16

3

1

 

8/18-22/11

43

40

15

2

-

 

6/16-20/11

40

43

14

2

-

 

5/5-9/11

42

40

15

3

-

 

3/24-28/11

42

43

12

4

-

 

1/5-10/11

41

41

15

3

-

 

11/18-22/10

38

44

13

5

-

 

10/13-18/10

40

48

11

2

-

 

9/8-13/10

40

47

12

2

-

 
 

"Handling immigration"

 

1/10-14/13

41

34

16

9

1

 

3/24-28/11

43

42

12

4

-

 

1/5-10/11

44

40

13

4

-

 

10/13-18/10

41

46

10

3

-

 
 

"Handling gun laws"

 

1/10-14/13

40

34

16

9

1


 

Pew Research Center. Dec. 5-9, 2012. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"And which party could do a better job of [see below]?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %

 

 

"Dealing with the Medicare system" N=753 (Form 1), margin of error 4.1

 

12/5-9/12

33 50 3 6 8
 

3/7-11/12

35 48 3 7 7
             
 

"Improving the education system" N=753 (Form 1), margin of error 4.1

 

12/5-9/12

27 53 4 6 10
 

2/20-24/08

26 55 6 6 7
             
 

"Improving the job situation" N=753 (Form 1), margin of error 4.1

 

12/5-9/12

40 44 4 5 7
 

3/7-11/12

39 44 3 6 9
 

9/22 - 10/4/11

42 42 3 6 7
             
 

"Dealing with the nation's energy problems" N=753 (Form 1), margin of error 4.1

 

12/5-9/12

35 47 4 4 11
 

3/7-11/12

35 46 2 6 10
             
 

"Dealing with taxes" N=750 (Form 2), margin of error 4.2

 

12/5-9/12

37 45 6 4 7
 

7/20-24/11

43 40 4 6 8
 

10/13-18/10

36

35

7

9

12

 

9/16-19/10

40

34

8

8

9

 

8/27-30/09

38

37

4

11

11

 

2/20-24/08

37 49 2 5 7
             
 

"Dealing with the Social Security system" N=750 (Form 2), margin of error 4.2

 

12/5-9/12

36 45 6 4 9
 

9/22 - 10/4/11

39 45 3 5 8
 

7/20-24/11

37 42 7 5 9

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2012. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.9. Trend includes surveys conducted with CNBC.

             

"Who do you trust to do a better job of [see below]: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Neither (vol.) Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 
 

"Handling taxes"

 

11/29 - 12/3/12

43

39

11

7

-

 

2/16-20/12

43

44

11

2

-

 

12/8-12/11

41

45

11

2

-

 

8/18-22/11

46

40

12

2

-

 

6/16-20/11

43

44

10

3

-

 

5/5-9/11

48

39

12

2

-

 

3/24-28/11

48

40

9

3

-

 

1/5-10/11

45

42

10

3

-

 

11/18-22/10

41

45

9

4

-

 

10/13-18/10

44

47

7

2

-

 

9/8-13/10

42

48

8

2

-

 
 

"Handling Medicare"

 

11/29 - 12/3/12

51

32

11

5

1

 

6/16-20/11

48

39

11

1

-

 

5/5-9/11

54

33

11

3

-


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). June 20-24, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"When it comes to [see below], 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."

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
About
the same
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %

 

 

"Dealing with Afghanistan" Half sample (Form A)

 

6/20-24/12

30 25 17 20 8
 

12/7-11/11

23 26 26 20 5
             
 

"Providing oversight of Wall Street and banks" Half sample (Form B)

 

6/20-24/12

29 27 15 22 7
             
 

"Representing the opportunity to move up the economic ladder" Half sample (Form A)

 

6/20-24/12

34 34 14 15 3
             
 

"Promoting strong moral values" Half sample (Form A)

 

6/20-24/12

24 30 20 21 5

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). May 16-20, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"When it comes to [see below], which party do you feel is most attuned and sensitive to issues that affect this group: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, both parties are about the same, or neither party is good here?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
About
the same
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %

 

 

"Religious conservatives"

 

5/16-20/12

60 9 14 11 6
             
 

"Men and women in the military"

 

5/16-20/12

31 23 31 10 5
             
 

"Small business owners"

 

5/16-20/12

37 31 15 12 5
             
 

"Retirees"

 

5/16-20/12

29 31 20 16 6
             
 

"You and your family"

 

5/16-20/12

30 37 15 16 2
             
 

"Stay-at-home moms"

 

5/16-20/12

23 31 24 16 6
             
 

"The middle class"

 

5/16-20/12

27 40 17 14 2
             
 

"Working women"

 

5/16-20/12

16 42 24 14 4
             
 

"Young adults under 30 years old"

 

5/16-20/12

14 43 21 15 5
             
 

"Hispanics or Latinos"

 

5/16-20/12

11 46 21 16 6
             
 

"Gays and lesbians"

 

5/16-20/12

5 63 13 14 5

 

Pew Research Center. March 7-11, 2012. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"And which party could do a better job of [see below]?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %

 

 

"Representing your views on abortion"

 

3/7-11/12

31 47 1 6 15
 

9/22 - 10/4/11

36 44 2 5 13

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. March 7-10, 2012. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.  RV = registered voters

             

"Which political party would you say cares more about issues that are especially important to women: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/7-10/12

55

30

3

5

7

 

4/00

58

24

5

4

9


 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Feb. 16-20, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.1. Trend includes surveys conducted with CNBC.

             

"Who do you trust to do a better job of [see below]: the Democrats or the Republicans?" Options rotated

 
    Democrats Republicans Neither (vol.) Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

"Protecting the country"

 

2/16-20/12

40

48

9

3

-

 

12/8-12/11

36

50

9

4

1

 

10/13-17/11

38

45

15

3

-

 

8/18-22/11

40

46

11

2

-

 

6/16-20/11

41

46

9

4

-

 

5/5-9/11

42

43

10

5

-

 

3/24-28/11

40

49

7

3

-

 

1/5-10/11

39

48

9

3

-

 

10/13-18/10

39

52

7

3

-

 

9/8-13/10

37

54

6

3

-

 

8/11-16/10

39

50

9

2

-

 

6/9-14/10

42

48

7

2

1

 

5/7-11/10

37

50

11

2

-

 

4/7-12/10

40

49

8

3

-

 

3/3-8/10

41

47

9

3

1

 

1/12-17/10

42

47

7

4

1

 
 

"Creating jobs"

 

2/16-20/12

44

43

10

3

-

 

12/8-12/11

41

43

13

3

-

 

10/13-17/11

44

40

13

3

-

 

8/18-22/11

44

42

12

2

-

 

6/16-20/11

47

42

10

2

-

 

5/5-9/11

52

36

10

3

-

 

3/24-28/11

49

39

10

2

-

 

1/5-10/11

44

40

13

3

-

 

11/18-22/10

44

42

8

5

-

 

10/13-18/10

44

45

9

1

-

 

9/8-13/10

42

45

10

3

-


Democrats vs. Republicans continued


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