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					    Presentation of Tea Party Poll Results

               Douglas E. Schoen, LLC
                 October 26, 2010




1
    Overview
     This poll was conducted with a national sample of 1,000
      likely voters. The fieldwork was done from October 18th to
      October 24th, 2010.
     The poll was done in support with Schoen’s most recent
      book, Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally
      Remaking Our Two-Party System, written with Scott Rasmussen.
     The margin of sampling error for this poll is +/- 3%, and
      larger for subgroups.




2
    Overview
     This poll shows that voters are very unhappy with the state of
      the country and with the current political establishment,
      especially with the Democrats. Voters are swinging toward
      the Republican Party, as the Republicans lead the Democrats
      by nine points in the generic Congressional ballot, and by 12
      points among those who are absolutely certain to vote.
     Further, this poll shows a great deal of support for and
      interest in the Tea Party movement. The movement is
      currently the most powerful and potent political force in
      America.


3
    Generic Congressional Election
     In the generic Congressional midterm election, the
      Republican Party has a nine-point lead over the Democratic
      Party, 48% to 39%. 13% are not sure.




4
    Generic Congressional Election
    60%

    50%                   48%

            39%
    40%

                                               Democrat
    30%
                                               Republican
    20%                                        Not sure
                                        13%
    10%

    0%
             Generic Congressional horserace


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    Generic Congressional Election
     However, when given the choice between a Republican, a
      Democrat, and a Tea Party candidate for Congress, the Tea
      Party candidate gains more support (19%) than the
      Republican candidate (15%). Meanwhile, support for the
      Democratic Party consolidates (39%) and more voters
      become undecided (27%).
     This indicates that the Republican brand is a repository for
      opposition for the Democratic Party, and the Tea Party is a
      stronger brand.



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    Generic Congressional Election
    60%                                45%
                                       40%    39%
    50%       48%
                                       35%
          39%                          30%                27%
    40%                                                             Democrat
                                       25%
    30%                                20%           19%
                          Democrat                                  Republican
                                                  15%
                          Republican   15%
    20%                                                             Tea Party
                  13%     Not sure     10%
                                                                    candidate
    10%                                 5%                          Not sure
                                        0%
    0%                                            Generic
            Generic                            Congressional
          Congressional                      horserace - with Tea
           horserace                           Party candidate


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    Generic Congressional Election
    45%                                     If a third party candidate is
                     40%
    40%
    35%
                                             on the ballot in the
    30%                                      upcoming Congressional
          24% 25%            Democrat
    25%                                      election, 24% say they
    20%
    15%
                             Republican      would vote for a
                 11%
    10%                                      Democrat, 25% say a
                             Third party
     5%                      candidate       Republican, and 11% say
     0%                      Not sure        the third party candidate.
              Generic
           Congressional                    40% are not sure.
          horserace - with
            Third party
             candidate


8
    Third Party Candidate for Congress
    Voters say they would vote for a third party candidate to send a message that we need change
    (26%), and because the candidate will represent the people, not the political parties (26%).


    Why would you vote for a third party candidate for Congress
    this year?
    To send a message that we need change                                        26%
    He/she will represent the people, not the political parties                  26%
    Because the two major parties do not represent my point of view              18%
    Because the candidate would not be beholden to either party                  14%
    To break the partisan divide in Washington                                   9%
    Not sure                                                                     7%



9
     Third Party
      63% of the electorate says that it is important to have a third
       major party in our country, while 31% say it is not
       important. 51% favor having a third major party in our
       country, while one-quarter oppose it.
      40% say it is at least possible that they would vote for an
       independent candidate in the upcoming Congressional
       election, while 51% say it is not very likely.




10
     Control of Congress
      53% prefer the outcome of this year’s Congressional
       elections to be a Republican-controlled Congress, while 36%
       prefer the Democrats to have control.
      Those who say they plan to vote for a Republican for
       Congress do so because they think the Democratic Party is
       doing a bad job running the country and to oppose Obama’s
       agenda (37%), and because they agree more with the Party’s
       position on social issues (17%).




11
      Upcoming Congressional Election –
      Why Vote Republican
     Why do you plan on voting for a Republican?
     The Democratic Party is doing a bad job running the country and to oppose      37%
     Obama’s agenda
     I agree more with the Party’s position on social issues                        17%
     I trust the Republicans more to run our country and believe they are more      15%
     ethical than the Democrats
     The Party is fiscally conservative and will cut spending and not raise taxes   11%
     To support the specific candidates in the races                                5%
     I dislike both parties, but I think the Democratic Party is worse than the     5%
     Republican Party
     They care about the average American                                           3%
     I like their position on immigration                                           0%


12
     Upcoming Congressional Election –
     Why Not Vote Democratic
      They say that they don’t plan on voting for a Democrat because they disagree with the
        Party’s approach to major issues and don’t want the Democrats to remain in charge
        (32%), and because they think the Party is too liberal, spends and taxes too much, and is
        too extreme and too negative (26%).

     Why don’t you plan on voting for a Democrat?
     I disagree with the Party’s approach to major issues and I don’t want the     32%
     Democrats to remain in charge
     The Party is too liberal, spends and taxes too much, and is too extreme and   26%
     too negative
     I think the Democratic Party is out of touch with ordinary citizens           11%
     I disagree with or dislike the candidate personally                           11%
     I think the Party is corrupt and I don’t trust them                           7%
     I oppose the health care bill that was just passed                            5%


13
     Why Vote Democrat
      Those who plan to vote for a Democrat do so to support
       Obama’s agenda and have the Democrats continue to run the
       country (34%), and because they agree more with the Party’s
       position on social issues (30%).
      They don’t plan to vote for a Republican because they think
       the Republican Party is out of touch with ordinary citizens –
       it is too extreme, too negative and too conservative (37%),
       and because they disagree with the Party’s approach to major
       issues and don’t want the Republicans to be in control
       (31%).


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        Upcoming Congressional Election –
        Why Vote Democratic

     Why do you plan on voting for a Democrat?
     To support Obama’s agenda and have the Democrats continue to run the         34%
     country
     I agree more with the Party’s position on social issues                      30%
     The Democratic Party is more ethical than the Republican Party and they      13%
     care about the average American
     To support the specific candidates in the races                              10%
     I dislike both parties, but I think the Republican Party is worse than the   6%
     Democratic Party
     I believe in stimulus spending and the importance of a large government      0%




15
       Upcoming Congressional Election –
       Why Not Vote Republican

     Why don’t you plan on voting for a Republican?
     I think the Republican Party is out of touch with ordinary citizens – it is   37%
     too extreme, too negative and too conservative
     I disagree with the Party’s approach to major issues and don’t want the       31%
     Republicans to be in control
     I disagree with or dislike the candidate personally                           12%
     I think the Party is corrupt and I don’t trust them – they say they want      6%
     smaller government but they haven’t acted like it
     I support and want to keep the health care bill that was passed last spring   3%
     They won’t let the government tax and spend the way it needs to               1%




16
     Control of Congress
      The Democrats’ message attacking the Republican use of
       special interest money does not appear to be working. Voters
       believe that a Democratic loss this November would be
       attributed to their policies rather than to an influx in
       spending among Republican groups.
      If the Republicans win one or both houses in Congress, over
       half (53%) think it is a reaction against the perceived failed
       policies of Obama and the Democrats in Congress, while
       29% think it is because Republican Party special interest
       groups bought the election. 19% are not sure.


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     Control of Congress
     60%
                            53%
     50%
                                                      Republican Party special
     40%                                              interest groups bought the
                                                      election
                 29%
     30%                                              Reaction against the
                                                      perceived failed policies of
                                        19%
     20%                                              Obama and the Democrats
                                                      Not sure
     10%

     0%
           If Republicans win one or both Houses in
                          Congress…


18
     Tea Party Movement
      54% believe the Tea Party movement has been a good thing
       for the American political system. Only 22% say that it is a
       bad thing, and 19% say it has made no difference.
      The Tea Party movement has unprecedented, broad-based
       support. One-quarter now says that they are Tea Party
       supporters, while 27% say they are opponents. 44% say they
       are neutral. One-quarter of Tea Party supporters self-
       identify as members of the Tea Party movement.




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     Tea Party Movement – Supporters
     50%
     45%                                44%

     40%
     35%
     30%                 27%
             25%                              Supporters
     25%
                                              Opponents
     20%
                                              Neutral
     15%
     10%
     5%
     0%
                   Tea Party Movement


20
     Tea Party Supporters – Self-Identify as
     Members
     80%
                                                    72%
     70%
     60%
     50%
     40%
                                                                                Yes
     30%                      25%                                               No
     20%
     10%
     0%
           Tea Party supporters who self-identify as members of the Tea Party
                                      movement


21
     Organization of the Tea Party
     Movement
      55% think the Tea Party      60%
                                          55%         Organized by
       movement is organized by     50%
                                                      ordinary
                                                      citizens
       ordinary citizens who are
       outraged by what they see    40%
                                                      Organized by
       as government excess in      30%     26%       elites,
                                                      businessmen
       terms of taxing and                      19%   and
                                    20%
       spending, while 26% think                      Washington
                                                      insiders
       it is organized by elites,   10%
                                                      Not sure

       businessmen and
                                    0%
       Washington political
                                          Tea Party
       insiders.                          movement


22
     Organization of the Tea Party
     Movement
      48% say the Tea Party movement represents a spontaneous
       outpouring of support and activity, while 30% say it is
       something that is supported by outside financial leaders to
       try to impact and control the political process. 22% are not
       sure.
      By three-to-one, voters believe the Tea Party movement is a
       movement of ordinary people rather than a movement of the
       rich and powerful. 62% say the movement is largely a
       movement of ordinary people taking action on their own,
       while 21% say it is a movement of the rich and powerful.


23
     Favorability of Congressional
     Leadership
      The Tea Party’s broad-based support can be attributed to the
       unhappiness voters feel with the current leadership in both
       the Democratic and Republican parties.
      36% are favorable of Congress, while 58% are unfavorable.




24
     Favorability of Congressional
     Leadership
      39% are favorable of the Democratic Congressional
       leadership and 41% are favorable of the Republican
       Congressional leadership, while 56% and 53% have
       unfavorable impressions respectively.
      Meanwhile, 45% are favorable of the Tea Party movement,
       while 43% are unfavorable.




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     Favorability
     70%

     60%         58%           56%
                                             53%
     50%                                             45% 43%
                         39%           41%
     40%   36%

     30%                                                         Favorable
     20%                                                         Unfavorable

     10%

     0%
           Congress     Democratic    Republican     Tea Party
                       Congressional Congressional   movement
                        leadership    leadership


26
     Job Approval of Congressional
     Leadership
      Job approval of Congressional leadership is just as low. 37%
       approve of the way the Democrats in Congress are doing
       their job, while 58% disapprove. 35% approve of the way
       Republicans in Congress are doing their job, while 59%
       approve.
      Almost half (49%) say they are looking for someone else to
       vote for in the next Congressional election, while just 36%
       say they are inclined to vote to re-elect their representative.




27
     Upcoming Congressional Election
     60%

                        49%                  Reelect my
     50%
                                             representative
     40%     36%

     30%
                                             Look for someone
                                             else to vote for
     20%
                                   15%

     10%
                                             Not sure
     0%
           Upcoming Congressional election


28
     Congressional Representative Job
     Approval
      Despite the fact that voters    60%
       would like their                50%
                                             50%
       Congressman replaced,                    44%
       they have slightly more         40%
       positive feelings about their   30%
       Congressional                                           Approve
       representative’s job            20%                     Disapprove
                                                               Not sure
       performance.                    10%             7%
      Half approve of the way
       their representative is         0%
       handling his or her job,              Job approval of
                                              Congressional
       while 44% disapprove.                  representative


29
     Control of Congress
      Voters’ unhappiness with the political leadership goes beyond
       just a desire to replace Democrats with Republicans.
      If the Democrats lose control of Congress, a plurality (33%)
       say it is because voters were voting for a fundamental change
       in policies and a change in direction.




30
     Control of Congress
      That being said, it would be a clear rejection of Obama’s
       policies and those of the Democrats.
      19% say if the Democrats lose control of Congress it is
       because voters were endorsing the Republican Party’s
       policies of limited spending and taxation. 18% say the
       election would be a referendum on Obama’s leadership, and
       18% say the election would be a referendum on the
       Democratic control of Congress.




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     Control of Congress
     35%                                33%                         Election would be a
                                                                    referendum on
     30%                                                            President Obama's
                                                                    leadership
     25%                                                            Election would be a
                                                                    referendum on the
     20%            18%       18%                 19%               Democratic control
                                                                    of Congress
     15%
                                                                    Voters were voting
                                                                    for a fundamental
     10%                                                            change in policies and
                                                                    direction
     5%
                                                                    Voters were
     0%                                                             endorsing the
                                                                    Republican Party's
           If the Democrats lose control of one or both houses in   policies of limited
                        Congress, it is because…                    spending and taxation

32
     Support for the Tea Party Movement
      Support for the Tea Party movement is bipartisan. Tea Party
       supporters say the movement is a protest against business as
       usual in Washington (43%) rather than a protest against
       President Obama (20%), Democrats in Congress (11%), or
       Republicans in Congress (0%).
      Over half (52%) of Tea Party supporters say they support the
       movement because it is committed to reducing the federal
       government’s size and spending and the national debt. 13%
       support it because it supports personal liberty of the
       individual.


33
        Support for the Tea Party Movement

     Why do you support the Tea Party movement?
     It is committed to reducing the size of government, including abolishing    52%
     some federal agencies, and to cutting federal government spending and the
     national debt
     It supports personal liberty of the individual, within the rule of law      13%
     It supports repealing the health care reform law                            6%
     It opposes the economic stimulus bill and government bailouts               5%
     It supports phasing out the current Social Security system so workers can   2%
     privately invest their contributions
     It opposes the government setting caps on carbon pollution emissions        0%
     Other                                                                       13%


34
     Support for the Tea Party Movement
      Tea Party supporters are much more interested in and
       involved with the Tea Party movement than has been
       previously reported or acknowledged.
      36% of supporters say they have taken active steps to support
       the Tea Party movement either in person, via email, or on
       the internet.
        23% of supporters have attended a rally (77% have not).
        24% of supporters have given money or have friends who have
         given money to the movement (66% have not).



35
     Support for the Tea Party Movement
     among Tea Party Supporters
     90%
     80%                                     77%
     70%               63%                                   66%
     60%
     50%
     40%        36%
     30%                                               24%           Yes
                                      23%
     20%                                                             No
     10%
      0%
            Taken active steps to   Attended a rally   Given money
           support the movement
             (in person, email,
                  Internet)


36
     Support for the Tea Party Movement
      Voters believe the Tea Party movement is a real force that has
       affected our political system and will not go away anytime
       soon. Three-quarters of the electorate expect the Tea Party
       movement to continue to have an active role indefinitely,
       while only 12% think it will disappear.
      Two-thirds say it has had real impact on the political process,
       while 21% say it has not.




37
     Support for the Tea Party Movement
      68% say the Tea Party movement has been a good thing for
       Americans because it has encouraged political participation.
       22% say it has been a bad thing because it has shaken up the
       political system.
      57% agree with the reasons for the Tea Party protests, while
       35% disagree.




38
     Foreign Money in the U.S. Elections
      58% say they believe that powerful special interest groups
       are using foreign money to influence the U.S. elections by
       financing political activities, while just 18% say they are not.
      However, voters are divided on whether it benefits
       Republicans or Democrats more, 35% to 30%.




39
     Foreign Money in the U.S. Elections
     70%

     60%                   58%

     50%

     40%
                                                                                   Yes
     30%                                                                           No
                                                          24%
     20%                                   18%                                     Not sure

     10%

     0%
           Powerful special interest groups are using foreign money to influence
                     the U.S. elections by financing political activities


40
     Foreign Money in the U.S. Elections
     50%

     45%

     40%
                                   35%           35%
     35%
                      30%                                           The Democrats
     30%
                                                                    The Republicans
     25%                                                            Not sure
     20%

     15%

     10%
           Who is benefiting more from this use of foreign money?


41
     Role of Corporations in Elections
      Voters say that corporations should be allowed to promote
       free market policies, but they are more divided on whether
       they should be able to participate directly in the political
       process
      Respondents say that corporations should be allowed to
       promote free market policies, 47% to 31%. 48% say
       corporations should not be allowed to promote candidates
       favorable to business, while 41% say they should be allowed.




42
     Role of Corporations in Elections
     60%

     50%          47%                                   48%
                                               41%
     40%
                          31%
     30%                                                               Corporations
                                                                       should be
     20%                                                               allowed to…

     10%                                                               Corporations
                                                                       should not be
     0%                                                                allowed to…
           Promote free market policies Promote candidates favorable
                                                to business



43
     Favorability
      39% have a favorable impression of Karl Rove, while one-
       third have an unfavorable impression. 28% are not sure.
      45% have a favorable impression of the Chamber of
       Commerce, while 26% have an unfavorable impression. 29%
       are not sure.




44
     Party Identification
      Voters identify more with the Republican Party than with the
       Democratic Party.
      39% say the Democratic Party is closer to their views on
       major issues, while 48% say the Republican Party is closer to
       their views.




45
     Party Identification
     60%

     50%                             48%

                    39%
     40%

     30%                                            Democratic Party
                                                    Republican Party
     20%

     10%

     0%
             Which party is closer to your views?


46
     Party Favorability
      Unfavorable impressions of   60%
       the Democratic Party have    50%
                                                 49%
       increased since Obama has
                                    40%
       become President.                             34%
                                                                More
      Almost half (49%) say they   30%
                                                                favorable
       are less favorable towards   20%    15%                  Less favorable
       the Democratic Party since
                                    10%                         Feelings have
       Obama has taken office,                                  not changed
       while 15% say they are       0%
       more favorable. 34% say            Favorability of the
       their feelings have not            Democratic Party
                                           since Obama has
       changed.                               taken office


47
     Organization of the Tea Party
     Movement
      Voters believe that the Tea       60%
       Party is a grassroots                    51%
       movement organized by             50%
       individuals who are                                          Grassroots
       dissatisfied with the political   40%                        movement
       system, rather than by elites
                                         30%          27%           Not a
       who are trying to influence                                  grassroots
                                                         22%
       the system.                                                  movement
                                         20%                        Not sure
      Over half (51%) think the Tea
       Party movement is a               10%
       grassroots movement, while
       27% say it is not. 22% are        0%
       not sure.                               Tea Party movement


48
     Organization of the Tea Party
     Movement
     60%                                             55% say the Tea Party
              55%
     50%
                                                      movement is a
                                Decentralized         decentralized collection of
                                collection of
     40%                        organizations         different organizations,
                                                      while 23% say it is more
     30%
                 23%22%
                                More centralized,     centralized, run by political
                                run by political
     20%                        and financial         and financial leaders in
                                leaders in NY and
                                DC                    Washington and in New
     10%                        Not sure
                                                      York.
     0%                                              22% are not sure.
           Tea Party movement


49
     Organization of the Tea Party
     Movement
     60%                                               Voters are not sure how the
     50%
                         50%                            Tea Party funds its
                                                        activities.
                                Raises money on
     40%                        its own                24% say the movement
     30%
                                                        raises money on its own,
                   25%
             24%                Funds activities by     and 25% say its activities
     20%                        outside financial
                                interests
                                                        are funded by outside
                                                        financial interests. Half are
     10%
                                Not sure                not sure.
     0%
           Tea Party movement


50
     Organization of the Tea Party
     Movement
      54% of voters say the Tea Party movement is an independent
       organization that operates on its own, while 22% say it takes
       orders. 23% are not sure.
      79% believe the Tea Party movement is one that has many
       leaders and many activists across the country, while 7% say
       there is one leader. 15% are not sure.




51
     Organization of the Tea Party
     Movement
      30% say the Tea Party movement has just enough influence in
       the Republican Party. 22% say it has too much influence, and
       16% say it has too little influence. 32% are not sure.
      Voters are divided on how the media has handled the
       movement. One-third say the media has overstated the
       impact of the Tea Party movement, while one-third say its
       impact has been understated. 14% say it has been
       appropriately analyzed.




52
     Organization of the Tea Party
     Movement
      Voters are also divided on      40%
                                                       36%
       whether a candidate’s           35%

       association with the Tea        30%     29%27%

       Party is positive or            25%                     Positive

       negative.                       20%

      29% say a candidate being a     15%
                                       10%                     Negative
       member of the Tea Party is
       positive, while 27% say it is   5%

       negative. 36% say               0%
                                                               Somewhere in
                                              A candidate as a between
       somewhere in between.                 member of the Tea
                                                   Party


53
     Endorsements
      24% say they are more likely to vote for a candidate for
       Congress if President Obama endorses him, while 51% are
       less likely. 31% say they are more likely to vote for a
       candidate if the Democratic Party endorses him, while 46%
       say they are less likely.
      Voters are more favorable of Republican endorsements. 37%
       say they are more likely to vote for a candidate if the
       Republican Party endorses him, while 35% are less likely.




54
     Addressing our Nation’s Problems
      Voters are split on who         45%
                                                       40%
                                       40%       38%
       they trust more to do a
                                       35%
       better job handling the
                                       30%
       problems our nation faces.      25%
       38% say the Democratic          20%                   16%         Democrat
       Party will do a better job in   15%                               Republican

       coping with the major           10%                               Neither

       issues over the next few        5%
                                       0%
       years, while 40% say the
                                             Who do you trust more
       Republican Party. 16% say             to do a better job coping
                                             with the major issues the
       neither party.                              nation faces?


55
     Familiarity with Party Pledges
      54% are familiar with the Republican Party’s new “Pledge to
       America,” while 41% are not familiar. One-third are
       favorable of the pledge, while 29% are not. 37% are not
       sure.
      56% are familiar with the Tea Party movement’s “Contract
       for America,” while 42% are nor familiar. 35% are favorable
       of this contract, while 28% are not favorable. 37% are not
       sure.




56
     President Obama
      Voters are slightly more favorable of President Obama
       personally than they are of his policies and job performance.
       48% of voters are favorable of President Obama, while half
       are unfavorable.
      42% approve of the way Obama is performing his job as
       president, while 57% disapprove. Similarly, 43% approve of
       President Obama’s handling of the economy, while 55%
       disapprove.




57
     President Obama
      Despite voters feelings toward Obama personally, 56% say he
       does not deserve to be reelected, while 38% say he does
       deserve to be reelected President.
      43% say that Barack Obama has been a better president than
       George W. Bush, while 48% say Bush was a better president
       than Obama has been.




58
     2012 Presidential Horserace
      One-third say they plan to vote for a Democratic candidate
       for president in 2012, while 43% plan to vote for a
       Republican. 24% are not sure.
      If a third party candidate is on the ballot, support for the
       Republican candidate is cut in half. 23% say they plan to vote
       for a Democrat, while 21% plan to vote for a Republican.
       9% plan to vote for the third-party candidate, while 47% are
       not sure.




59
     2012 Presidential Horserace
     50%                                    50%                 47%
     45%         43%                        45%
     40%                                    40%
     35%     33%                            35%
                                                                           Democrat
     30%                                    30%
                     24%                    25%     23%                    Republican
     25%                       Democrat                21%
     20%                       Republican   20%
                                                                           Third party
     15%                       Not sure     15%
                                                                           candidate
                                            10%              9%
     10%                                                                   Not sure
                                             5%
     5%
                                             0%
     0%
                                                    2012 Presidential
           2012 Presidential                      horserace with a third
              horserace                              party candidate


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     2012 Presidential Horserace
      If a Tea Party candidate is on the 2012 ballot, 32% say they
       would vote for a Democrat, 19% say a Republican, and 16%
       say a Tea Party candidate. One-third are not sure.
      If the Tea Party movement endorses a candidate for
       President, 26% are more likely to vote for that candidate,
       39% are less likely, and 22% say it would have no impact on
       their decision. 13% are not sure.




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     2012 Presidential Horserace
      In thinking about the 2012      45%
                                             40%
       Presidential election, if the   40%

       candidates were Democrat        35%       32%             Democrat
                                                                 Barack
       Barack Obama, Republican        30%                       Obama
                                                                 Republican
       Mitt Romney, and Tea            25%
                                                                 Mitt
       Party candidate Sarah Palin     20%           17%
                                                                 Romney
                                                                 Tea Party
       and the election were held      15%
                                                        11%
                                                                 candidate
                                                                 Sarah Palin
       today, 40% would vote for       10%                       Not sure
       Obama. 32% would vote           5%
       for Romney, and 17%             0%
                                             2012 Presidential
       would vote for Palin.                    horserace


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     2012 Presidential Horserace
      If the candidates in the     45%
                                          40%
       2012 Presidential election   40%

       were Democrat Barack         35%                       Democrat
                                                              Barack
       Obama, Republican Mitt       30%                       Obama
                                              24% 24%
       Romney, and Tea Party        25%
                                                              Republican
       candidate Mike Huckabee,     20%                       Mitt
                                                              Romney
       and the election were held   15%
                                                     11%
                                                              Tea Party
       today, 40% would vote for    10%                       candidate
                                                              Mike
       Obama. 24% would vote        5%                        Huckabee
       for Romney, and 24%          0%
                                          2012 Presidential
       would vote for Huckabee.              horserace


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     Mood of the Country
      Voters are pessimistic        70%         66%

       about the state of the        60%
       country and the economy.      50%
      66% say things in the                                Right
                                     40%
                                                            direction
       country are headed on the
                                     30%   26%              Wrong
       wrong track, while 26%                               track
       say they are headed in the    20%                    Not sure
       right direction. 8% are not   10%               8%
       sure.
                                     0%
                                           Things in the
                                             country


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     Mood of the Country – Economy
      57% say the economy is        60%         57%

       headed on the wrong track,    50%
       while 31% say it is headed
       in the right direction. 12%   40%                     Right
       are not sure.                       31%               direction
                                     30%                     Wrong
                                                             track
                                     20%                     Not sure
                                                       12%
                                     10%

                                     0%
                                           The economy


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     Mood of the Country – Personal
     Economic Future
      Despite their pessimism with the state of our country, voters
       are more optimistic about their personal economic situation.
       56% are optimistic about their economic future, while 41%
       are pessimistic.
      38% think their personal economic situation will get better,
       while one-quarter says it will get worse. One-third say it
       will stay the same.




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     Repealing the New Health Care Law
     60%                                   Over half (52%) favor
            52%
     50%                                    repealing the new health
                                            care law that was passed
     40%          38%
                                            earlier this year, while 38%
     30%                       Favor        oppose repealing it.
                               Oppose      11% are not sure.
     20%                       Not sure
                        11%
     10%

     0%
           Repealing the new
            health care law


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     Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
      Over three-quarters (77%) favor extending the Bush tax cuts
       for those making less than $250,000 a year, while just 15%
       oppose extending them.
      Half favor extending the Bush tax cuts for all Americans,
       including those making $250,000 or more a year, while 40%
       oppose this.




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     Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
     90%
     80%         77%
     70%
     60%
                                                  50%
     50%
                                                          40%
     40%                                                                      Favor
     30%                                                                      Oppose
     20%                15%                                                   Not sure
                                8%                               10%
     10%
     0%
           Extend tax cuts for those making   Extend tax cuts for everyone,
               less than $250,000/year           including those making
                                                $250,000/year or more


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