Emily Swanson | November 30, 2009
11/19-23/09; 485 Republicans, 4% margin of error*
319 Republican-leaning independents, 5% margin of error*
*Results reported for Reps and lean Reps combined
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Post: story, results)
If the 2012 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, for whom would you vote?
17% Sarah Palin, 10% Mike Huckabee, 9% Mitt Romney, 7% John McCain, 2% Newt Gingrich, 2% Bobby Jindal, 1% Ron Paul, 1% Rudy Giuliani, 1% Tim Pawlenty
How do you personally feel about the Obama administration's policies
1% Enthusiastic, 9% Satisfied, 43% Dissatisfied, 46% Angry
How do you personally feel about the policies offered by the Republicans in Congress
7% Enthusiastic, 50% Satisfied, 35% Dissatisfied, 6% Angry
In your view, is the leadership of the Republican Party currently taking the party in the right direction or in the wrong direction?
49% Right Direction, 42% Wrong Direction
With Democrats in control of Congress and the presidency: in general, do you think the Republicans should mainly work with the Democrats to try to get some Republican ideas into legislation or should mainly work to stop the Democratic agenda?
56% Work with Democrats, 41% Work to stop Democratic agenda
On the health care system: 23% Work with Dems, 77% Try to stop changes
On energy policy: 49% Work with Dems, 46% Try to stop changes
Do you think Republican candidates for office should take only conservative positions on issues or do you think it is OK to have Republican candidates take moderate positions on some issues?
27% Only conservative, 69% Moderate OK
Thinking about the Republican Party in general and not just the people in Congress, for each issue area I name, please tell me if you think the party in general puts too much emphasis on the issue, too little emphasis on the issue, or about the right amount?
Second amendment gun rights: 16% Too much, 33% Too little, 50% Right amount
Same-sex marriage: 27% Too much, 32% Too little, 38% Right amount
Abortion: 23% Too much, 34% Too little, 42% Right amount
Federal spending: 11% Too much, 60% Too little, 28% Right mount
Taxes: 11% Too much, 44% Too little, 44% right amount
The environment: 14% Too much, 38% too little, 47% Right amount
Illegal immigration: 9% Too much, 61% Too little, 29% Right amount
The economy and jobs: 3% Too much, 60% Too little, 36% Right amount
Thinking about Republican leaders today - which one person best reflects the core values of the Republican Party?
18% Sarah Palin, 13% John McCain, 7% Mike Huckabee, 6% Mitt Romney, 4% Newt Gingrich
2% Rush Limbaugh
(others got 1% or less)
For each group I name, please tell me whether you think television news tends to be biased in favor of that group, biased against that group, or is even-handed in its reporting on that group.
The Republican Party: 6% In favor, 73% Against, 18% Even-handed
The Democratic Party: 74% In favor, 6% Against, 17% Even-handed
The Obama administration: 74% In favor, 7% Against, 16% Even-handed
Thinking now about Sarah Palin, do you think she has a good effect on the Republican Party, a bad effect on the party or hasn't made a difference either way?
46% Good effect, 20% Bad effect