November 26, 2014 - Romney, Bush Are Top GOP Contenders For 2016 Race, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Clinton Leads, Tied With Christie Or Romney Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Republican voters nationwide want 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney back in the game, giving him the top position at 19 percent in an early look at the 2016 presidential race in a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is next with 11 percent, followed by New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie and Dr. Ben Carson at 8 percent each. No other Republican tops 6 percent, with 16 percent undecided.

With Romney out of the race, Jeb Bush leads with 14 percent, followed by Christie at 11 percent, Carson at 9 percent and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 8 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Another 19 percent are undecided.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sweeps the Democratic field with 57 percent, followed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 13 percent and Vice President Joseph Biden at 9 percent, with no other candidate above 4 percent and 14 percent undecided.

If Clinton does not run, Biden gets 34 percent, followed by Warren with 25 percent.

Romney runs best against Clinton in a general election, taking 45 percent to her 44 percent. In other matchups:
  • Clinton gets 43 percent to Christie's 42 percent;
  • Clinton tops Paul 46 - 41 percent;
  • She beats former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 46 - 41 percent;
  • Clinton tops Jeb Bush 46 - 41 percent;
  • She gets 46 percent to 42 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin;
  • Clinton tops U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas 48 - 37 percent.
"Remember Mitt? Republicans still have Gov. Mitt Romney top of mind and top of the heap in the potential race for the top job," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"But Jeb Bush looms large in second place," Malloy added. "With New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie also in the mix, it looks like Republican voters are favoring more moderate choices for 2016.

"Hillary Clinton has no real rival from her own party, but there are challengers galore in the Republican lineup, with Romney and Christie looking especially strong against her."

American voters give Clinton a narrow 50 - 45 percent favorability rating, but that is better than the favorability ratings for any of the other possible presidential candidates listed:
  • 44 - 42 percent for Romney;
  • 38 - 33 percent for Christie;
  • 33 - 32 percent for Bush;
  • 36 - 28 percent for Ryan;
  • 36 - 29 percent for Huckabee;
  • 35 - 26 percent for Paul;
  • Negative 21 - 29 percent for Cruz.
The Tea Party is out of favor, getting a negative 27 - 45 percent favorability rating. The other parties do little better as the Democrats get a negative 35 - 54 percent favorability, while the Republicans get a negative 38 - 49 percent score. Holiday Spending

Only 9 percent of American voters plan to spend more on gifts this holiday season, while 33 percent plan to spend less and 56 percent say they'll spend the same amount as last year.

Americans are a little more charitable as 17 percent plan to give more to charity, while 11 percent plan to give less and 69 percent expect to give about the same.

"Americans are going to spend a little less and give a little more in a holiday season that seems to be a barometer on a cautious approach to gift-giving and charity," Malloy said.

From November 18 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,623 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. The survey includes 610 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points and 707 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

1. (If Republican or Republican leaner) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Rob Portman, and Mike Huckabee, for whom would you vote?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Romney               19%    16%    22%
Bush                 11     12     11
Rubio                 2      3      1
Ryan                  5      6      5
Walker                5      6      4
Christie              8      9      7
Jindal                2      3      2
Paul                  6      8      4
Cruz                  5      8      1
Kasich                2      4      -
Perry                 2      2      1
Santorum              1      1      2
Carson                8      7      9
Portman               -      -      1
Huckabee              5      5      5
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1
DK/NA                16     11     22
 
TREND: (If Republican or Republican Leaner) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Rob Portman, and Mike Huckabee for whom would you vote?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS................
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Jan 21  Dec 11  Oct 02  Apr 03
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Romney               19      na      na      na      na      na
Bush                 11      10      11      11      11      10
Rubio                 2       6       8       7      12      19
Ryan                  5       8      13       9      10      17
Walker                5       8       6       5       4       2
Christie              8      10      12      17      13      14
Jindal                2       1       3       3       3       3
Paul                  6      11      13      14      17      15
Cruz                  5       8       9      13      10      na
Kasich                2       2       2       2      na      na
Perry                 2       3      na      na      na      na
Santorum              1       2      na      na      na      na
Carson                8      na      na      na      na      na
Portman               -      na      na      na      na      na
Huckabee              5      10      na      na      na      na
McDonnell            na      na      na      na      na       1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       -       -       2       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       2       1       1       1       -
DK/NA                16      20      22      17      19      18
 
 
1a. RECALCULATED MATCHUP Q1 ASKING ROMNEY VOTERS: Who is your second choice?
                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS
                     MATCHUP Q1 WITHOUT ROMNEY
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Bush                 14%    14%    14%
Rubio                 3      4      2
Ryan                  7      8      6
Walker                6      7      5
Christie             11     12      9
Jindal                3      3      2
Paul                  8      9      6
Cruz                  5      8      1
Kasich                2      4      -
Perry                 3      4      2
Santorum              2      1      2
Carson                9      8     11
Portman               1      -      1
Huckabee              7      6      8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1
DK/NA                19     12     25
 
2. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Jim Webb, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Martin O'Malley, for whom would you vote?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Clinton              57%    51%    61%
Biden                 9     10      8
Webb                  1      1      -
Sanders               4      6      3
Warren               13     14     12
O'Malley              1      1      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1
DK/NA                14     14     14
 
TREND: (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Jim Webb, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Martin O'Malley, for whom would you vote?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS..................
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Jan 21  Dec 11  Oct 02  May 02
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Clinton              57      58      65      66      61      65
Biden                 9       9       8       8      11      13
Webb                  1      na      na      na      na      na
Sanders               4      na      na      na      na      na
Warren               13      11       7       7       7      na
O'Malley              1       1       1       -       -       1
Cuomo                na       4       3       3       2       4
Schweitzer           na       1       1       1      na      na
Dean                 na      na       2       1      na      na
Patrick              na      na      na      na      na       1
Warner               na      na      na      na       1       1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       1       1       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1       -       1       2       -
DK/NA                14      15      13      12      15      14
 
 
2a. RECALCULATED MATCHUP Q2 ASKING CLINTON VOTERS: Who is your second choice?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS
                     MATCHUP Q2 WITHOUT CLINTON
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Biden                34%    37%    33%
Webb                  2      3      2
Sanders               6      7      5
Warren               25     25     25
O'Malley              2      3      2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1
DK/NA                28     24     30
 
TREND: RECALCULATED MATCHUP ASKING CLINTON VOTERS: Who is your second choice?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS
                     MATCHUP WITHOUT CLINTON
                     Nov 26  May 02
                     2014    2013
 
Biden                34      45
Webb                  2      na
Sanders               6      na
Warren               25      na
O'Malley              2       3
Cuomo                na      15
Patrick              na       6
Warner               na       2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       2
DK/NA                28      26
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              23%    42%    11%    15%    24%    22%    21%    23%    22%    24%
Disapprove           69     51     84     77     69     69     73     70     70     65
DK/NA                 8      7      5      8      7     10      6      7      8     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job? (* High also 34% Mar 3 2011, Mar 2010, ** Low also 17% Oct 2013)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Apr 02  Jan 21  Jan 08  Mar 31  Jan 21
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2011*   2014**
 
Approve              23      18      18      17      19      34      17
Disapprove           69      73      73      76      73      55      76
DK/NA                 8       9       9       7       7      11       7
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              24%     5%    52%    16%    20%    28%    33%    23%    23%    22%
Disapprove           67     92     38     73     74     60     54     68     71     67
DK/NA                 9      3     10     11      6     12     14      9      6     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job? (* Low also 24% Nov 2011, Oct 2011, Sep 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Apr 02  Jan 21  Jan 08  Mar 04  Nov 26
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2009    2014*
 
Approve              24      29      30      27      29      45      24
Disapprove           67      63      60      66      64      45      67
DK/NA                 9       8      10       7       7      10       9
 
 
7. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Chris Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              43%     5%    89%    42%    35%    51%    55%    44%    42%    39%
Christie             42     85      7     40     49     37     27     44     47     45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      -      4      4      2      4      2      4      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      1      6      6      2      3      4      3      4
DK/NA                 8      5      4      9      7      9     11      7      5      9
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Chris Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote? (Trend information is available upon request back through Mar 2013)
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Jan 21  Dec 11  Nov 13  Oct 02  Jul 12
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Clinton              43      47      46      41      42      49      46
Christie             42      38      38      42      43      36      40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       2       3       4       3       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       6       5       3       4       3       3
DK/NA                 8       7       9       9       9       9       8
 
 
8. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              46%     7%    92%    44%    37%    55%    59%    48%    43%    42%
Paul                 41     84      3     37     49     34     26     41     46     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      3      3      1      4      1      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      -      5      4      1      1      2      2      5
DK/NA                 8      5      4     11      7      9     10      8      6      9
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for whom would you vote? (Trend information is available upon request back through May 2013)
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Jan 21  Dec 11  Nov 13  Oct 02  Jul 12
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Clinton              46      49      49      48      49      53      50
Paul                 41      40      39      41      40      36      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1       2       2       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       4       3       2       3       3       2
DK/NA                 8       6       8       6       7       6       7
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Mike Huckabee the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              46%     7%    93%    43%    39%    53%    61%    48%    42%    41%
Huckabee             41     86      3     35     47     35     22     41     46     44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      1      -      5      4      2      5      2      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      -      6      4      2      1      3      2      4
DK/NA                 8      4      4     10      6      9     11      6      6      9
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Mike Huckabee the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08
                     2014    2014
 
Clinton              46      49
Huckabee             41      40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       4
DK/NA                 8       6
 
 
10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Jeb Bush the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              46%     6%    93%    43%    38%    53%    59%    50%    42%    39%
Bush                 41     89      3     31     46     36     24     39     46     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      -      6      4      2      4      3      4      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      1      6      5      2      2      3      2      4
DK/NA                 7      2      3     14      7      8     12      5      6     10
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Jeb Bush the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Jan 21  Dec 11  May 31
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013
 
Clinton              46      48      49      48      48
Bush                 41      41      38      39      40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       2       3       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       5       3       3       3
DK/NA                 7       5       7       6       7
 
 
11. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Paul Ryan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              46%     4%    93%    43%    36%    54%    61%    46%    41%    42%
Ryan                 42     89      4     37     49     37     26     43     47     45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      -      5      4      2      5      2      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      -      5      4      1      1      3      2      2
DK/NA                 7      5      3     10      7      7      7      6      6      8
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Paul Ryan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Nov 13  Mar 07
                     2014    2014    2013    2013
 
Clinton              46      48      49      50
Ryan                 42      41      40      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       1       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       4       3       2
DK/NA                 7       6       5       7
 
 
12. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              44%     5%    91%    42%    35%    52%    55%    46%    41%    41%
Romney               45     91      6     39     51     39     28     45     49     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      4      4      1      4      2      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      1      6      4      3      5      3      2      2
DK/NA                 5      3      2      9      6      5      8      4      5      7
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (*2008 election)
                     Nov 26  Oct 31  Feb 21
                     2014    2007*   2007*
 
Clinton              44      48      49
Romney               45      38      37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       5       4
DK/NA                 5       7       9
 
 
13. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              48%     8%    94%    48%    40%    56%    64%    50%    45%    42%
Cruz                 37     81      2     30     45     30     21     38     41     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      3      3      1      4      2      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      -      6      4      3      1      3      4      4
DK/NA                 9      7      3     12      8     10     11      8      8     12
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Nov 26  Jan 21  Dec 11  Nov 13  Oct 02
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Clinton              48      50      50      51      54
Cruz                 37      35      37      36      31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       3       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       4       3       3       3
DK/NA                 9      10       7       7       9
 
 
14. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            50%    10%    92%    51%    41%    58%    66%    51%    45%    45%
Unfavorable          45     87      4     43     54     37     26     44     50     50
Hvn't hrd enough      3      1      3      3      4      3      5      3      4      2
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      2      2      4      2      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Jan 21  Dec 11  Oct 02  Feb 08  May 03
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2007
 
Favorable            50      48      51      53      56      61      44
Unfavorable          45      43      40      42      36      34      46
Hvn't hrd enough      3       8       7       4       6       4       7
REFUSED               2       2       2       1       2       1       3
 
 
15. Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            44%    78%    13%    43%    51%    38%    36%    43%    46%    49%
Unfavorable          42     11     73     44     39     46     50     44     44     32
Hvn't hrd enough     11      7     12     11      9     13     10     10      9     15
REFUSED               3      3      2      1      2      3      4      3      1      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jul 11  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 22  Nov 26  May 03
                     2014    2012    2012    2012    2011    2014    2007
 
Favorable            44      37      33      35      36      44      17
Unfavorable          42      41      38      43      31      42      16
Hvn't hrd enough     11      19      26      19      31      11      65
REFUSED               3       3       3       3       3       3       2
 
 
16. Is your opinion of Chris Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            38%    58%    22%    39%    43%    33%    29%    43%    36%    39%
Unfavorable          33     20     46     31     34     32     28     31     36     34
Hvn't hrd enough     27     21     30     29     22     33     43     24     26     24
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      1      2      -      1      2      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Chris Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Jan 21  Dec 11  Oct 02  Jul 12  Oct 05
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2011
 
Favorable            38      37      33      47      40      45      23
Unfavorable          33      38      30      23      22      18      17
Hvn't hrd enough     27      23      34      28      36      34      59
REFUSED               2       1       3       2       2       2       1
 
 
17. Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            33%    63%    12%    30%    38%    29%    20%    32%    37%    38%
Unfavorable          32      9     54     33     32     33     30     37     30     29
Hvn't hrd enough     33     27     33     35     29     37     49     29     32     30
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      2      1      -      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Dec 11  May 31  Feb 08
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable            33      32      31      29      25
Unfavorable          32      37      38      29      29
Hvn't hrd enough     33      29      30      42      45
REFUSED               1       1       1       1       2
 
 
18. Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            36%    65%    10%    33%    44%    29%    29%    37%    37%    37%
Unfavorable          28      4     54     31     28     28     32     27     28     27
Hvn't hrd enough     35     29     36     35     27     42     39     34     34     35
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      -      1      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Dec 11  Feb 08
                     2014    2014    2013    2013
 
Favorable            36      36      38      34
Unfavorable          28      33      31      36
Hvn't hrd enough     35      31      30      29
REFUSED               1       1       2       1
 
 
19. Is your opinion of Mike Huckabee favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            36%    67%    11%    31%    40%    31%    18%    34%    40%    43%
Unfavorable          29      9     48     32     32     26     26     32     29     25
Hvn't hrd enough     34     23     39     35     26     40     57     31     30     30
REFUSED               2      1      2      1      1      2      -      3      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mike Huckabee favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Nov 22  Oct 31
                     2014    2014    2010    2007
 
Favorable            36      38      41      15
Unfavorable          29      34      25      13
Hvn't hrd enough     34      28      33      70
REFUSED               2       1       2       2
 
 
20. Is your opinion of Rand Paul favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            35%    58%    10%    35%    45%    26%    24%    39%    35%    33%
Unfavorable          26      6     48     28     27     26     24     25     26     30
Hvn't hrd enough     37     33     40     35     27     46     50     34     37     33
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      2      2      1      2      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rand Paul favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Dec 11  Oct 02  Jul 12  May 31
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable            35      32      34      30      31      32
Unfavorable          26      32      31      33      28      24
Hvn't hrd enough     37      36      33      37      39      42
REFUSED               2       1       2       1       1       1
 
 
21. Is your opinion of Ted Cruz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            21%    41%     3%    17%    27%    15%    11%    17%    23%    27%
Unfavorable          29      9     46     37     32     27     30     31     28     28
Hvn't hrd enough     49     49     50     45     40     56     59     51     47     42
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      2      -      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Ted Cruz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Dec 11  Oct 02
                     2014    2014    2013    2013
 
Favorable            21      23      27      16
Unfavorable          29      26      27      25
Hvn't hrd enough     49      50      44      58
REFUSED               1       1       1       1
 
 
22. Is your opinion of John Boehner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            22%    41%     7%    18%    26%    18%    12%    19%    25%    27%
Unfavorable          42     23     57     47     46     38     37     40     45     42
Hvn't hrd enough     35     34     36     33     26     43     51     39     29     27
REFUSED               2      2      -      3      2      2      -      2      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Boehner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Feb 08  Sep 01  Nov 17
                     2014    2013    2011    2010
 
Favorable            22      20      22      20
Unfavorable          42      42      31      19
Hvn't hrd enough     35      36      46      61
REFUSED               2       2       1       1
 
 
23. Is your opinion of Mitch McConnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            18%    36%     5%    14%    24%    12%    13%    14%    19%    25%
Unfavorable          28     13     44     32     32     25     18     28     32     30
Hvn't hrd enough     53     51     50     52     43     62     69     57     48     42
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      2      1      -      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitch McConnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Sep 01  Nov 17
                     2014    2011    2010
 
Favorable            18      14      14
Unfavorable          28      23      20
Hvn't hrd enough     53      63      65
REFUSED               1       1       1
 
 
24. Is your opinion of Nancy Pelosi favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            21%     4%    43%    18%    18%    25%    19%    22%    21%    22%
Unfavorable          55     81     25     58     65     46     41     53     58     61
Hvn't hrd enough     22     14     30     22     16     28     40     24     18     15
REFUSED               1      1      2      2      1      2      -      1      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Nancy Pelosi favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Sep 01  Nov 17  Mar 25  Nov 12  May 25  Nov 26
                     2014    2011    2010    2010    2008    2007    2014
 
Favorable            21      24      25      25      26      29      21
Unfavorable          55      52      55      51      41      29      55
Hvn't hrd enough     22      22      18      23      31      40      22
REFUSED               1       1       1       1       2       2       1
 
 
25. Is your opinion of Harry Reid favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            12%     4%    24%     9%    14%    10%     6%     9%    18%    14%
Unfavorable          42     58     23     48     53     32     20     42     42     52
Hvn't hrd enough     45     37     52     41     32     57     72     48     39     31
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Harry Reid favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Sep 01  Nov 17  Mar 25  Nov 12  Sep 01  Feb 21
                     2014    2011    2010    2010    2008    2011    2007
 
Favorable            12      18      17       9      12      18       7
Unfavorable          42      36      39      38      21      36      17
Hvn't hrd enough     45      45      42      51      63      45      75
REFUSED               1       1       1       1       3       1       1
 
 
26. How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Almost all the time   2%     1%     2%     1%     1%     2%     4%     1%     2%     2%
Most of the time     12      9     18     10     12     13     13     16      9     11
Some of the time     50     46     59     50     47     54     60     50     49     48
Hardly ever          34     43     19     38     39     30     23     33     39     37
DK/NA                 1      1      2      -      1      1      -      1      1      2
 
TREND: How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
                                                             ALMST+MOST....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jul 02  Jan 21  Dec 10  Nov 12  Mar 24  Dec 10
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2010    2013
 
Almost all the time   2       2       2       1       2       2       1
Most of the time     12      12      13      11      13      17      11
Some of the time     50      49      50      46      49      50      46
Hardly ever          34      37      33      41      35      30      41
DK/NA                 1       1       2       1       1       1       1
 
 
27. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            35%     7%    78%    24%    28%    42%    54%    35%    32%    29%
Unfavorable          54     89     14     61     64     45     33     56     59     57
Hvn't hrd enough      8      3      7     11      6     10     12      7      6      9
REFUSED               3      2      1      5      2      3      1      2      2      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Nov 13  May 30  Apr 03  Nov 12  Apr 21
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2008    2010
 
Favorable            35      41      38      42      38      55      32
Unfavorable          54      49      48      47      44      35      52
Hvn't hrd enough      8       8      11       8      15       6      12
REFUSED               3       2       3       3       3       4       3
 
 
28. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            38%    79%     8%    28%    42%    33%    33%    40%    36%    39%
Unfavorable          49     13     83     56     48     51     55     49     50     45
Hvn't hrd enough     10      6      7     11      7     13     12     10      9     10
REFUSED               3      3      2      5      3      3      -      2      5      6
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? (* Low also 25% Jul 2009)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Nov 13  May 30  Apr 03  Nov 22  Oct 08
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2010    2009*
 
Favorable            38      36      31      35      28      40      25
Unfavorable          49      52      54      50      52      45      53
Hvn't hrd enough     10      11      13      11      17      13      18
REFUSED               3       2       3       3       3       3       4
 
 
29. Is your opinion of the Tea Party movement favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            27%    52%     7%    25%    35%    20%    21%    27%    31%    27%
Unfavorable          45     22     66     49     45     45     41     47     46     44
Hvn't hrd enough     26     25     26     25     19     33     38     25     21     28
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      2      -      1      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Tea Party movement favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jul 08  Nov 13  May 30  Apr 03  Nov 17  Apr 03
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2010    2013
 
Favorable            27      30      27      28      24      34      24
Unfavorable          45      44      47      38      43      38      43
Hvn't hrd enough     26      24      25      33      32      26      32
REFUSED               1       2       2       1       2       1       2
 
 
36. Thinking about this holiday season, do you plan to spend more on gifts this year than last year, less on gifts or about the same as last year?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More                  9%     6%    13%     9%    10%     8%    21%     9%     7%     4%
Less                 33     38     25     36     31     35     34     34     35     27
About the same       56     55     59     55     59     55     43     55     57     65
DK/NA                 2      1      3      -      1      3      1      1      1      4
 
TREND: Thinking about this holiday season, do you plan to spend more on gifts this year than last year, less on gifts or about the same as last year?
                     Nov 26  Dec 11  Nov 13  Dec 11
                     2014    2013    2002    2001
 
More                  9       7       7      10
Less                 33      40      34      24
About the same       56      52      57      65
DK/NA                 2       1       2       -
 
 
36a. (If q36 more) Would you say a lot more, somewhat more, or only a little more?
                     SPENDING MORE Q36
                     Tot
 
Lot more             26%
Smwht more           40
Little more          34
DK/NA                 -
 
TREND: (If spending more) Would you say a lot more, somewhat more, or only a little more?
                     SPENDING MORE
                     Nov 26  Dec 11
                     2014    2013
 
Lot more             26      28
Smwht more           40      42
Little more          34      31
DK/NA                 -       -
 
 
36b. (If q36 less) Would you say a lot less, somewhat less, or only a little less?
                     SPENDING LESS Q36
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Lot less             41%    35%    46%
Smwht less           35     37     34
Little less          23     27     19
DK/NA                 1      -      1
 
TREND: (If spending less) Would you say a lot less, somewhat less, or only a little less?
                     SPENDING LESS
                     Nov 26  Dec 11
                     2014    2013
 
Lot less             41      42
Smwht less           35      34
Little less          23      23
DK/NA                 1       -
 
 
37. Thinking about this holiday season, do you plan to give more to charity this year than last year, less to charity, or about the same as last year?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More                 17%    12%    18%    17%    20%    14%    29%    16%    15%    13%
Less                 11     18      7     10     10     12      6     13     14      8
About the same       69     68     71     72     68     70     65     70     69     72
DK/NA                 3      2      4      1      1      4      -      1      2      7
 
TREND: Thinking about this holiday season, do you plan to give more to charity this year than last year, less to charity, or about the same as last year?
                     Nov 26  Dec 11
                     2014    2013
 
More                 17      17
Less                 11      14
About the same       69      67
DK/NA                 3       2
 
 
37a. (If q37 more) Would you say a lot more, somewhat more, or only a little more?
                     GIVING MORE Q37..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Lot more             26%    20%    33%
Smwht more           47     52     42
Little more          26     27     24
DK/NA                 1      -      1
 
TREND: (If giving more) Would you say a lot more, somewhat more, or only a little more?
                     GIVING MORE...
                     Nov 26  Dec 11
                     2014    2013
 
Lot more             26      23
Smwht more           47      48
Little more          26      28
DK/NA                 1       -
 
 
37b. (If q37 less) Would you say a lot less, somewhat less, or only a little less?
                     GIVING LESS Q37..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Lot less             55%    49%    59%
Smwht less           23     26     21
Little less          21     22     20
DK/NA                 1      3      -
 
TREND: (If giving less) Would you say a lot less, somewhat less, or only a little less?
                     GIVING LESS...
                     Nov 26  Dec 11
                     2014    2013
 
Lot less             55      57
Smwht less           23      25
Little less          21      17
DK/NA                 1       1
 
 

Demographic Summary