Emily Swanson | August 31, 2010
Of the issues you said would be extremely important to your vote for Congress in November, which one would you say will be MOST important? (asked of half samples)
Adults: 27% Economy and jobs, 14% Dissatisfaction with government, 12% Health care reform. 8% Budget deficit, 7% Immigration, 4% Afghanistan, 1% Energy policy, 1% Oil Spill
Registered voters: 28% Economy and jobs, 15% Dissatisfaction with government, 11% Health care reform. 9% Budget deficit, 6% Immigration, 5% Afghanistan, 1% Energy policy, 1% Oil Spill
What will make the biggest difference in how you vote for Congress in your district: specific national issues, local or state issues, the candidate's character and experience, or the direction of the nation as a whole?
Adults: 34% Direction of the country, 23% Candidate, 19% Local/State issues, 16% National issues
Registered voters: 34% Direction of the country, 23% Candidate, 19% Local/State issues, 16% National issues
As you may know, a new health reform bill was signed into law earlier this year. Given what you know about the new health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?
43% Favorable, 45% Unfavorable (chart)
34% Democrat, 23% Republican, 34% independent (chart)