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Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. June 8-12, 2005. N=1,464 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"Thinking about the war on terrorism, how much, if anything, have you heard about reported mistreatment of prisoners held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay: a lot, a little, or nothing at all?"

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A Lot A Little Nothing Unsure
% % % %
6/8-12/05 49 40 10 1

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"Do you think these reports of prisoner mistreatment represent isolated incidents, or do you think they represent a wider pattern of prisoner mistreatment?"

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Isolated
Incidents
Wider
Pattern
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
6/8-12/05 54 34 1 11

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"Based on what you've seen or heard, do you think the press is giving too much, too little, or the right amount of attention to these reports?"

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Too
Much
Too
Little
Right
Amount
Unsure
% % % %
6/8-12/05 39 24 32 5

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. June 2-5, 2005. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS.

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"How confident are you that the United States is adequately protecting the rights of prisoners in the U.S. campaign against terrorism, such as those being held in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all?"

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Very
Confident
Somewhat
Confident
Not Too
Confident
Not
Confident at All
Unsure
% % % % %

6/2-5/05

23 38 20 17 3

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"Would you support or oppose further expanding the FBI's authority in these investigations by allowing it to demand records without first getting a judge or prosecutor's approval?" Half sample

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Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %

6/2-5/05

31 68 1

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"Would you support or oppose further expanding the FBI's authority in these investigations by requiring the Postal Service to let FBI agents copy information from the outside of envelopes in the mail?" Half sample

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Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %

6/2-5/05

44 54 2

 

CBS News Poll. April 13-16, 2005. Adults nationwide.

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"How much have you heard or read about the USA Patriot Act, adopted in 2001, which is now up for renewal in Congress: a lot, some, not much, or nothing so far?" N=1,149; MoE ± 3

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A Lot Some Not Much Nothing Unsure
% % % % %

4/13-16/05

13 28 28 29 2

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Asked of those who answered "a lot" or "some":
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Some people say the Patriot Act is a necessary tool that helps the government find terrorists, while others say it goes too far and is a threat to civil liberties. Which comes closer to your view? Is the Patriot Act a necessary tool that helps the government find terrorists or does it go too far and pose a threat to civil liberties?"

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Necessary
Tool
Goes
Too Far
Unsure
% % %

ALL

49 45 6
  Republicans 88 10 2
  Democrats 23 68 9
  Independents 43 52 5

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 14-18, 2005. N=1,118 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"By the end of George W. Bush's second term in office, do you expect the U.S. to be safer from terrorism than it is today, less safe from terrorism, or about as safe from terrorism as it is today?"

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Safer Less Safe Same Unsure  
% % % %  
1/14-18/05 29 17 52 2  

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 7-9, 2005. Nationwide.

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"How likely is it that there will be further acts of terrorism in YOUR COMMUNITY over the next several weeks: very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely?" Form B (N=528 adults, MoE ± 5)

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Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Too
Likely
Not At All
Likely
Unsure
% % % % %

1/7-9/05

2 8 38 52 -
1/9-11/04 3 8 36 51 2
8/03 4 10 34 51 1
7/02 4 13 34 48 1
3/02 2 10 35 52 1
11/2-4/01 3 20 41 32 4

 

CBS News Poll. Sept. 6-8, 2004. N=1,058 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"Thinking about the war on terrorism, if Osama bin Laden is not captured or killed, then do you think the United States can win the war against terrorism, or not?"

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Can Win

Cannot
Win

Mixed
(vol.)

Unsure  
% % % %  
9/6-8/04 36 51 4 9  

 

University of Pennsylvania National Annenberg Election Survey. Aug. 9-29, 2004. N=5,146 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 1. Interviewing conducted by Schulman, Ronca, Bucuvalas, Inc.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the war on terrorism?"

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Approve Disap-
prove
% %
8/9-29/04 53 44
7/30 - 8/5/04 51 47
7/5-25/04 50 47

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Among ALL adults:

3/1-15/04 58 38

 

CBS News Poll. Aug. 15-18, 2004. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"Do you think the policies of the Bush Administration have made the United States safer from terrorism, less safe from terrorism, or have the policies of the Bush Administration not affected the U.S.' safety from terrorism?"

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Safer

Less Safe

No Effect

Unsure  
% % % %  
8/15-18/04 51 24 19 6  
6/23-27/04 53 28 15 4  
4/23-27/04 49 25 21 5  
3/30 - 4/1/04 53 20 22 5  
3/10-14/04 62 17 17 4  

 

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. Aug. 3-5, 2004. N=976 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 4.

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"Do you think that the United States has made real progress in fighting terrorism since 9-11, or not?"

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Has

Has Not

Unsure

   
  % % %    

8/3-5/04

61 34 5    

7/20-22/04

59 38 4    

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"How much confidence do you have in the government's terror alert system: a great deal, some, not much, or no confidence at all?"

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A Great
Deal

Some

Not Much

None
At All

Unsure

  % % % % %

8/3-5/04

16 53 18 12 1

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"Do you think that the Bush Administration would ever use a terrorism alert for political reasons, or not?"

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They
Would

They
Would Not

Unsure

   
  % % %    

8/3-5/04

38 54 8    

 

Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor poll conducted by TIPP, the polling arm of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence. Aug. 2-5, 2004. N=938 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1.

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"And in general, do you think the U.S. is winning or losing the global war on terrorism?"

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Winning Losing Unsure    
% % %    
8/2-5/04 43 41 16    
6/1-6/04 43 40 16    

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Among registered voters:
5/12-18/04 40 34 26    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 22-25, 2004. N=1,202 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3. Fieldwork by TNS.

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"Do you think the United States is winning or losing the war on terrorism?"

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Winning Losing Neither
(vol.)
No
Opinion
 
% % % %

7/22-25/04

51 34 10 5

4/04

54 30 13 3

3/04

56 27 14 3
10/02 47 24 21 9

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. July 8-18, 2004. Nationwide.

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"As you may know, a commission known as the 9-11 Commission has been investigating the events that led up to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the job this commission has been doing?" Form 1 (N=1,003, MoE ± 3.5 for all respondents)

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Approve

Disap-
prove

Unsure    
% % %    
ALL 61 24 15    
  Republicans 62 24 14    
  Democrats 61 24 15    
  Independents 60 26 14    

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 21-23, 2004. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"Do you think there was enough information available so that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, could have been prevented, or not?"

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Was
Enough
Was Not
Enough
Unsure
% % %

6/21-23/04

33 59 8

5/20-22/02

25 63 12

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"Overall, how much do you blame each of the following for the September 11th terrorist attacks: a great deal, a moderate amount, only a little, or not at all? How about [see below]?"

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Great
Deal
Moderate
Amount
Only a
Little
Not At
All
Unsure
% % % % %
The Bush Administration

6/21-23/04

17 25 23 34 1

6/7-8//02

9 23 26 40 2

5/16/02

7 22 26 43 2

9/14-15/01

9 25 20 44 2

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The Clinton Administration

6/21-23/04

13 27 24 34 2

9/14-15/01

16 29 18 34 3

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. June 3-13, 2004. N=1,806 adults nationwide. MoE ± 2.5.

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"How would you rate the job the government is doing in defending America from future terrorist attacks? Would you say the government is doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job?" Wording in 2002: "How would you rate the job the government is doing defending Americans at home from future terrorist attacks? . . . ."

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Excellent Good Only Fair Poor Unsure
% % % % %
6/3-13/04 14 46 29 8 3
8/02 13 44 30 8 5

 

Time/CNN Poll conducted by Harris Interactive. May 12-13, 2004. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1.

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"Do you think President Bush is doing a good job or a poor job handling the war on terrorism?" Prior to 5/04: "Do you think President Bush is doing a good job or a poor job handling terrorism?"

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Good

Poor

Not
Sure

 

%

%

%

5/12-13/04 46 47 7
7/03 65 30 5
5/03 72 23 5
2/03 62 31 7
1/03 63 32 5

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 23-27, 2004. N=1,042 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (total sample).

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"When it comes to what they knew prior to September 11th, 2001, about possible terrorist attacks against the United States, do you think members of the Bush Administration are telling the truth, are mostly telling the truth but hiding something, or are they mostly lying?"

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Telling
the Truth
Hiding
Something
Mostly
Lying
Don't
Know
 
% % % %  
ALL 24 56 16 4  
  Republicans 49 43 6 2  
  Democrats 9 60 27 4  
  Independents 18 61 15 6  

Trend:

3/30 - 4/1/04 24 59 11 6  

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"Do you think the Bush Administration has focused too much on the Iraq war and not enough on the Al Qaeda terrorists, OR too much on the Al Qaeda terrorists and not enough on the Iraq war, OR has the balance been about right?"

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Too Much
On Iraq
Too Much
On Al Qaeda
About
Right
Don't
Know
 
% % % %  
4/23-27/04 43 3 49 5  
3/30 - 4/1/04 41 3 48 8  

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"Was the Bush Administration paying enough or not enough attention to terrorism before September 11, 2001?"

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Enough Not
Enough
Don't
Know
   
% % %    
4/23-27/04 18 75 7    
3/30 - 4/1/04 17 72 11    

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. April 21-22, 2004. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of how the Bush Administration handled the country's response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks?"

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Approve Disap-
prove
Not
Sure
  % % %    
4/21-22/04 63 30 7
3/23-24/04 65 28 7

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"Do you think the creation of a domestic intelligence agency in the United States, similar to Great Britain's MI5, would be more likely to help in the fight against terrorism or hurt the privacy and civil liberties of Americans?"

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Help Hurt Both/
Neither
(vol.)
Not
Sure
  % % % %  
4/21-22/04 39 28 9 24

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"Based on what you know, do you support or oppose extending the Patriot Act, which is scheduled to expire in one year?"

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Support Oppose Not
Sure
  % % %    
4/21-22/04 53 32 15

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. April 16-18, 2004. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"How much confidence do you have in the U.S. government to protect its citizens from future terrorist attacks: a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or none at all?"

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Great
Deal
Fair
Amount
Not Very
Much
None
At All
No
Opinion
% % % % %

4/16-18/04

28 50 15 6 1
1/2-5/04 31 50 15 4 -
8/03 23 53 19 5 -
2/03 29 53 14 4 -
9/02 24 56 16 3 1
6/02 27 49 17 5 2
5/02 22 54 18 5 1
3/02 24 58 15 2 1
9/14-15/01 41 47 9 2 1

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"Overall, how much do you blame the Bush Administration for not taking the warnings about the al-Qaeda terrorist network seriously enough before the September 11th terrorist attacks: a great deal, a moderate amount, only a little, or not at all?"

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Great
Deal
Moderate
Amount
Only a
Little
Not
At All
No
Opinion
% % % % %

4/16-18/04

24 29 23 23 1

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"Overall, how much do you blame the Clinton Administration for not taking the warnings about the al-Qaeda terrorist network seriously enough while in office: a great deal, a moderate amount, only a little, or not at all?"

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Great
Deal
Moderate
Amount
Only a
Little
Not
At All
No
Opinion
% % % % %

4/16-18/04

28 32 21 17 2

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"Based on what you have heard or read, do you think the government agencies responsible for preventing terrorist attacks in the United States are in need of a complete overhaul, major reforms, minor reforms, or no reforms at all?"

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Complete
Overhaul
Major
Reforms
Minor
Reforms
None
At All
No
Opinion
% % % % %

4/16-18/04

19 44 30 5 2

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. April 8-9, 2004. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (total sample).

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"As you may know, today / yesterday the commission investigating the September 11th attacks has heard testimony from national security advisor Condoleezza Rice. How much attention have you paid to what she told the commission: a lot, some, or not too much attention?"

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A Lot Some Not Too
Much/
None (vol.)
Don't
Know
% % % %
4/8-9/04 28 28 42 2

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"Has Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the commission made you more likely or less likely to think the Bush Administration did all it could to prevent the September 11th attacks -- or has her testimony not made much difference?"

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More
Likely
Less
Likely
Not Much
Difference
Don't
Know
% % % %
4/8-9/04 21 15 46 18

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"In questioning Condoleezza Rice and other government officials, do you think commission members have generally been fair, or have been too partisan?"

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Fair Partisan Don't
Know
% % %
4/8-9/04 37 38 25

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"Do you think Condoleezza Rice was reasonably cooperative in answering commission members' questions, or that she was not as forthcoming as she should have been?"

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Cooper-
ative
Not Forth-
coming
Don't
Know
% % %
4/8-9/04 45 28 27

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"From what Condoleezza Rice and Richard Clarke have told the commission, do you think the Bush Administration took the threat of global terrorism as seriously as it should have prior to September 11th, or that they underestimated the terrorist threat and focused too much on other security issues like missile defense and Iraq?"

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Took
Seriously
Under-
estimated
Don't
Know
% % %
ALL 23 60 17
Republicans 39 41 20
Democrats 10 76 14
Independents 26 60 14

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"Which of the following do you think contributed more to the government's failure to prevent the September 11th attacks? Not enough focus by the Bush Administration on Al Qaeda and its terrorist capabilities. Not enough information from intelligence agencies like the FBI and CIA about terrorist threats inside the United States." Options rotated

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Not
Enough
Focus
Not
Enough
Infor-
mation
Both
Equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Don't
Know
% % % % %
4/8-9/04 25 52 7 6 10

 

Time/CNN Poll conducted by Harris Interactive. April 8, 2004. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1 (total sample).

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling terrorism?"

Approve

Disap-
prove

Not
Sure

 

%

%

%

4/8/04 55 39 6

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"Based on the information available to the Bush Administration before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, do you think the Bush Administration did or did not do all that could be expected to prevent the terrorist attacks?"

Did

Did Not

Not
Sure

 

%

%

%

ALL 48 40 12
Republicans 74 18 8
Independents 45 45 10
Democrats 35 52 13

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"As you may know, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testified today before the commission currently examining the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001. How much have you read or heard about what Condoleezza Rice said when she spoke today: a great deal, a moderate amount, only a little, or nothing at all?"

Great
Deal

Moderate
Amount

Only a
Little

Nothing
At All

Not
Sure

%

%

%

%

%

4/04 20 23 24 32 1

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"Two weeks ago, former White House terrorism official Richard Clarke criticized the Bush Administration's policy on terrorism before 9/11 when he testified before the commission. Today, Condoleezza Rice defended the Bush Administration's record on terrorism in her testimony. If you had to choose, are you more likely to believe Richard Clarke or Condoleezza Rice on this matter?"

Clarke

Rice

Not
Sure

 

%

%

%

ALL 36 43 21
Republicans 15 72 13
Independents 34 40 26
Democrats 53 30 17

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"Do you think the Bush Administration had developed a strategy before 9/11 to eliminate Osama bin Laden's terrorist group known as al Qaeda, or don’t you think the Bush Administration had developed such a strategy before 9/11?"

Had a
Plan

Did
Not

Not
Sure

 

%

%

%

4/04 27 60 13

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"Do you think that restrictions on U.S. law enforcement authorities were mostly responsible, partly responsible, not very responsible, or not at all responsible for the government's inability to detect the actions of the terrorists who conducted the attacks on 9/11?"

Mostly

Partly

Not
Very

Not
At All

Not
Sure

%

%

%

%

%

4/04 16 33 20 20 11

 

Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs. April 5-7, 2004. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1.

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"How likely is it that a terrorist attack will be carried out in this country between now and the November presidential election? Is it . . . ?"

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Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Too
Likely
Not At
All Likely
Not
Sure
  % % % % %
4/5-7/04 20 47 23 8 2

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"How likely is it that terrorists will attack at least one of the political conventions this summer, the Democratic convention in Boston or the Republican convention in New York? Is it . . . ?"

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Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Too
Likely
Not At
All Likely
Not
Sure
  % % % % %
4/5-7/04 5 30 42 19 4

 

CBS News Poll. March 30-April 1, 2004. N=1,024 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (total sample).

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"Do you think the Bush Administration did all it could to prevent the 9/11 terrorist attacks, or could they have done more?"

Did All
It Could
Could Have
Done More
Don't
Know
   
% % %    
3/30 - 4/1/04 23 67 10    

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"Do you think the Clinton Administration did all it could before they left office to prevent the 9/11 terrorist attacks, or could they have done more?"

Did All
It Could
Could Have
Done More
Don't
Know
   
% % %    
3/30 - 4/1/04 17 71 12    

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"Do you think the intelligence agencies -- the FBI and CIA -- did all they could to prevent the 9/11 terrorist attacks, or could they have done more?"

Did All
They Could
Could Have
Done More
Don't
Know
   
% % %    
3/30 - 4/1/04 13 79 8    

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"Overall, do you think the White House is or is not cooperating with the hearings investigating the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States?"

Is Is Not Don't
Know
   
% % %    
3/30 - 4/1/04 56 29 15    

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"When it comes to what they knew prior to September 11th, 2001, about possible terrorist attacks against the United States, do you think members of the Bush Administration are telling the truth, are mostly telling the truth but hiding something, or are they mostly lying?"

Telling
the Truth
Hiding
Something
Mostly
Lying
Don't
Know
 
% % % %  
3/30 - 4/1/04 24 59 11 6  

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"Was the Clinton Administration paying enough or not enough attention to terrorism before they left office?"

Enough Not
Enough
Don't
Know
   
% % %    
3/30 - 4/1/04 16 71 13    

 

The Los Angeles Times Poll. March 27-30, 2004. N=1,616 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (for total sample).

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"Thinking back over the past three years, do you think George W. Bush's policies on terrorism and national security have made the country more secure, or less secure, or has it not made a difference one way or the other?"

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More
Secure
Less
Secure
No Diff-
erence
Don't
Know
% % % %
3/04 59 18 20 3

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"Richard Clarke -- the Bush Administration's former counter-terrorism chief -- recently wrote a book which is critical of how the Bush Administration has handled the threat of terrorism. Here are some statements that have been made by both Clarke and the Bush Administration. Do you agree or disagree with the next four statements? . . .

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Agree Disagree Don't
Know
% % %

"President Bush failed to take the threat of terrorism seriously enough before the September 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, and the Pentagon."

3/04 52 40 8

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"President Bush was more focused on attacking Iraq than dealing with terrorism as his top priority."

3/04 57 37 6

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"Richard CIarke is attacking the Bush Administration because he was turned down for the job of deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security."

3/04 28 42 30

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"Richard Clarke's book is politically motivated and released at this time to impact the presidential election."

3/04 58 27 15

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. March 26-28, 2004. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"How closely have you been following the news about the charges made by former counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke that the U.S. government did not pay enough attention to the threat of terrorism before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

Very
Closely
Somewhat
Closely
Not Too
Closely
Not
At All
% % % %
3/26-28/04 26 44 21 9

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"Who are you more likely to believe in this matter: Richard Clarke or current members of the Bush Administration?" Options rotated

Clarke Current
Members
No
Opinion
% % %
3/26-28/04 44 46 10

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"Based on the information available to the Bush Administration before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, do you think the Bush Administration did or did not do all that could be expected to prevent the terrorist attacks?"

Did Did Not No
Opinion
% % %
3/26-28/04 42 54 4

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"Based on the information available to the Clinton Administration in the 1990s, do you think the Clinton Administration did or did not do all that could be expected to prevent terrorist attacks?"

Did Did Not No
Opinion
% % %
3/26-28/04 32 62 6

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"Do you think the Bush Administration should have been able to prevent the terrorist attacks on September 11th, or not?"

Should
Have
Should
Not Have
No
Opinion
% % %
3/26-28/04 27 67 6

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"Do you think the Bush Administration is or is not covering up something about its handling of intelligence information concerning possible terrorist attacks before September 11, 2001?"

Is Is Not No
Opinion
% % %
3/26-28/04 53 41 6

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"Which comes closer to your view of George W. Bush's actions concerning terrorism after the terrorist attacks on September 11th? Bush did not pay enough attention to the threat against the United States from al Qaeda because he was too concerned about Saddam Hussein. OR, Bush paid the right amount of attention to the threat against the United States from al Qaeda." Options rotated

Not
Enough
Right
Amount
No
Opinion
% % %
3/26-28/04 46 49 5

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. March 25-26, 2004. Nationwide.

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"Please tell me if each of the following makes you more likely or less likely to vote to reelect George W. Bush this year, or if it won't have much effect on your vote. What about the way George W. Bush and his Administration have responded to the terrorist threat since the September 11th attacks? Does this make you more likely or less likely to vote to reelect Bush, or will it not have much effect on your vote?" N=815 registered voters, MoE ± 4

More
Likely
Less
Likely
Not Much
Effect
Don't
Know
% % % %
3/25-26/04 50 28 20 2
1/8-9/04 60 21 18 1
12/18-19/03 55 23 19 3
12/11-12/03 53 24 20 3
10/23-24/03 55 26 16 3

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"Do you think that President Bush and his Administration have taken the threat of global terrorism as seriously as they should have or have they not taken the threat seriously enough?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3

Have Have
Not
Don't
Know
% % %
3/25-26/04 61 34 5

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"Do you think that former President Clinton and his Administration took the threat of global terrorism as seriously as they should have or did they not take the threat seriously enough?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3

Did Did
Not
Don't
Know
% % %
3/25-26/04 26 65 9

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"How much attention have you paid to what former government official Richard Clarke told the commission investigating the September 11th attacks this week . . . ?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3

A Lot Some Not Too
Much
Don't
Know
% % % %
3/25-26/04 25 25 44 6

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"As you may know, Clarke told the commission that the Bush Administration did not do all it could to fight terrorism. What do you think -- has the Bush Administration done all it could to fight terrorism or has it not done all it could?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3 (for all adults)

Has Has
Not
Don't
Know
% % %
ALL 46 43 11
Republicans 70 21 9
Democrats 31 58 11
Independents 40 47 13

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"From what you have heard and read, do you think Clarke is a dedicated public servant speaking out about government mistakes or do you think he is motivated by personal and political reasons?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3

Dedicated
Public
Servant
Personal/
Political
Reasons
Don't
Know
% % %
3/25-26/04 25 50 25

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"Has what Clarke said about Bush made you more favorable toward Bush or less favorable toward Bush, or hasn't it made much difference either way?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3

More Less Not Much
Difference
Don't
Know
% % % %
3/25-26/04 10 17 65 8

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"Some government officials have testified in public before the commission investigating the September 11th attacks, while some have only testified in private. President Bush has chosen to testify in private. Do you think he should testify in public, testify in private, or doesn't it make much difference either way?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3

Public Private Not Much
Difference
Don't
Know
% % % %
3/25-26/04 44 16 37 3

.

"And, do you think Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor to President Bush, should testify in public, testify in private, or doesn’t it make much difference either way?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3

Public Private Not Much
Difference
Don't
Know
% % % %
3/25-26/04 47 13 36 4

.

"Do you think the attention that the Bush Administration has given to Iraq has seriously distracted from the Administration's efforts to fight terrorism generally?" N=1,002 adults, MoE ± 3

Yes No Don't
Know
% % %
3/25-26/04 42 47 11

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. March 23-24, 2004. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3 (total sample).

.

"Retired national security official Richard Clarke recently released a book in which he criticizes the Bush Administration's handling of the war on terrorism. Have you heard or read anything about Richard Clarke's criticism of the Bush Administration?"

Yes No Unsure
  % % %    
3/04 65 33 2

.

If have heard/read about Clarke's criticism (N=580):
"
Do you find Richard Clarke's accusations to be very believable, somewhat believable, not very believable, or not believable at all?"

Very Somewhat Not Very Not At All Unsure
  % % % % %
ALL 23 29 18 18 12
Democrats 48 32 4 1 15
Republicans 3 23 32 33 9
Independents 17 38 16 17 12

.

"How likely do you think it is that there will be a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil later this year to try to influence the outcome of the presidential election: very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?"

Very Somewhat Not Very Not At All Unsure
  % % % % %
3/04 23 38 17 11 11

.

"As of right now, do you think the U.S. and its allies are winning the war against terrorism?"

Yes No Unsure
  % % %    
3/04 41 44 15
9/03 55 33 12
6/03 57 29 14
11/02 37 42 21
9/02 36 43 21
11/28-29/01 67 15 18
11/14-15/01 62 18 20
10/17-18/01 47 32 21

.

"Since the recent Madrid train bombing, Spain's prime minister has said he will pull Spanish troops out of Iraq unless the United Nations takes control of military operations there. If Spain does withdraw its troops from Iraq, do you think it means they are caving in to the terrorists or not?"

Caving In Not
Caving In
Unsure
  % % %    
3/04 47 40 13

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. March 18-19, 2004. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

.

"In your opinion, how likely is it that more terrorist attacks will be carried out against major U.S. cities, buildings, or national landmarks between now and the November election? Would you say [see below]?"

Very Somewhat Not
Too
Not At
All
Don't
Know
% % % % %
3/04 26 40 19 9 6

.

"Now I have a few questions about the terrorist bombings in Madrid, and the Spanish elections where the ruling party supporting U.S. Iraq policy was voted out of power. Has what's happened in Spain made you more likely or less likely to think the Bush Administration's approach to fighting terrorism is the right one, OR has what's happened in Spain not had much effect on your opinion either way?"

More
Likely
Less
Likely
Not Much
Effect
Don't
Know
% % % %
3/04 24 12 54 10

.

"From what you've seen, heard or read, which of the following do you think was the MORE important reason why the ruling party in Spain was voted out of power: voter fear that Spain will be a target for terrorist attacks as long as their government supports U.S. Iraq policy, or voter dissatisfaction with their government for blaming the Basques and covering up evidence that the bombings were done by Muslim extremists?" Options rotated

Fear Dissatis-
faction
Both
(vol.)
Don't
Know
% % % %
3/04 47 26 2 25

.

"Do you think it is likely or NOT likely that terrorist attacks will be carried out close to election day in the United States to try to influence the results of our presidential election?"

Likely Not
Likely
Don't
Know
% % %
3/04 48 42 10

 

University of Pennsylvania National Annenberg Election Survey. March 1-15, 2004. N=2,575 adults nationwide. MoE ± 2 (total sample). Interviewing conducted by Schulman, Ronca, Bucuvalas, Inc.

.

"Since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the United States government has done a number of things both at home and abroad intended to protect Americans from future attacks. How safe have these efforts made you feel: much more safe, somewhat more safe, somewhat less safe, or much less safe?"

.

Much
More
Somewhat
More
Somewhat
Less
Much
Less
% % % %
ALL 18 57 8 4
Republicans 29 61 5 1
Democrats 16 53 11 6
Independents 14 59 8 5

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Dec. 5-7, 2003. N=494 adults nationwide. MoE ± 5.

.

"Just your best guess, do you think there are terrorists associated with Osama bin Laden who are currently in the United States and have the resources to launch a major terrorist attack against the U.S. at any time, or not?"

Yes No No
Opinion

.

% % %

.

12/03 81 17 2

.

8/03 80 17 3

.


 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Nov. 6-7, 2003. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

.

". . . do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling policies to prevent and minimize terrorism at home?"

Approve Disap-
prove
No
Opinion
% % %
11/6-7/03 64 27 9
10/9-10/03 66 26 8
9/25-26/03 70 24 6
9/18-19/03 66 26 8
9/11-12/03 65 27 8
7/24-25/03 68 26 6
5/29-30/03 72 20 8
5/1-2/03 74 18 8
4/10-11/03 78 17 5

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 20-21, 2003. N=751 adults nationwide. MoE ± 4.

.

"Do you think the foreign policy of the Bush Administration is making the United States more safe from terrorist attacks, less safe, or isn't it making any difference?"

Safer Less
Safe
Not
Making a
Difference
Don't
Know
 
% % % %  
10/03 43 21 31 5  
2/03 40 24 31 5  

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Sept. 9-10, 2003. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.

.

"Do you think an absence of additional terrorist attacks in the United States is because the government security measures are working or because terrorist organizations are waiting and planning what to do?"

Security
Measures
Planning Other
(vol.)
Not
Sure
  % % % %  
9/03 32 50 7 11
4/03 35 44 9 12

.

"How worried are you that terrorist attacks might take place where you live or work: [see below]?"

Very
Worried
Somewhat
Worried
Not Very
Worried
Not
Worried
At All
Not
Sure
  % % % % %
9/03 7 25 36 30 2
3/03 9 27 34 29 1
9/02 6 14 21 57 2
7/02 11 24 34 30 1
12/01 11 26 31 31 1
10/17-18/01 12 31 28 28 1
9/19-20/01 11 24 31 33 1

.

"Do you think your life or the life of a family member is in danger due to terrorism?"

Yes,
Self
Yes,
Family
Yes, Both
(vol.)
No Not
Sure
  % % % % %
9/03 8 18 8 60 6

.

"How long do you think the war against terrorists will last: one to two years, three to five years, five years to 10 years, or more than 10 years?"

%

.

One to two years 7  
Three to five years 11  
Five to 10 years 16  
More than 10 years 24  
Forever/A long time (vol.) 34  
Not sure 8  

 

Associated Press Poll conducted by ICR. Sept. 4-8, 2003. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

.

"How concerned are you that new measures to fight terrorism in this country could end up restricting our individual freedom? Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned,  not too concerned, not concerned at all?"

Very
Concerned
Somewhat
Concerned
Not Too
Concerned
Not
Concerned
at All
Don't
Know
% % % % %
9/03 34 32 19 14 1

.

"Do you think that in its efforts against terrorism, the United States has or has not violated the legal rights and individual freedom of people living in the United States?"

Has
Violated
Has Not
Violated
Don't
Know
% % %
9/03 31 58 11

.

"In order to curb terrorism in this country, do you think it will be necessary for the average person to give up some individual freedom or not?"

Will Will Not Don't
Know
% % %
9/03 51 43 6

.

"Do you think the Bush Administration has gone too far, not gone far enough, or has been about right in using new laws that give the government more power to fight  terrorism?"

Too Far Not Far
Enough
About
Right
Don't
Know
% % % %
9/03 24 18 49 9

Earlier polling on terrorism

 

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