Emily Swanson | January 22, 2010
Washington Post / Kaiser Family Foundation / Harvard School of Public Health
1/20-21/10; 880 Special Election voters, 4% margin of error
242 non-voters, 8% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
State of the Country
31% Right Direction, 63% Wrong Track
Brown voters: 15 / 81
Coakley voters: 49 / 44
Brown voters: Was your Senate vote more for Brown or more against Coakley?
70% For Brown, 25% Against Coakley
Coakley voters: Was your Senate vote more for Coakley or more against Brown?
57% For Coakley, 40% Against Brown
Was one reason for your vote for Senator to express support for Obama, to express opposition to Obama, or was Obama not a factor in your choice?
28% Support, 23% Oppose, 48% Obama not a factor
Was one reason for your vote for Senator to express support for the Democratic agenda in Washington, to express opposition to this, or was the Democratic agenda not a factor in your choice?
34% Support, 35% Oppose, 29% Not a factor
When senator-elect Brown goes to Washington, do you think he should mainly work with the Democrats to try to get some Republican ideas into legislation or should mainly work to stop the Democratic agenda?
82% Work with Democrats, 11% Stop Democratic agenda
On health care: 70% Work with Democrats, 28% Stop changes
Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by Congress and the Obama administration?
43% Support, 48% Oppose