Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19688
 
1Are you following news stories out of the Middle East?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes81%88%75%74%81%80%87%77%84%84%60%78%**80%79%89%87%82%81%
No14%9%18%20%16%12%10%18%11%12%22%22%**15%15%7%10%11%17%
Not Sure5%3%7%6%3%8%3%4%5%4%18%0%**5%6%4%3%7%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%24%18%25%33%43%57%80%8%9%2%34%36%25%32%39%16%
 
 
2Has President Obama's response to the situation in the middle east been ... too forceful? Not forceful enough? Or just right?
569 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Too Forceful5%3%8%15%2%1%4%9%3%6%10%0%**5%3%9%2%9%1%
Not Forceful Enough51%56%46%43%46%53%57%44%56%53%38%42%**77%20%58%80%40%23%
Just Right41%37%45%42%48%43%36%45%39%39%53%58%**15%74%32%18%48%75%
Not Sure2%3%1%0%4%3%2%2%2%2%0%0%**3%3%1%0%2%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%51%49%22%18%24%35%41%59%83%6%8%2%34%35%27%34%39%16%
 
 
3If Mitt Romney were the President, would his response to the situation in the Middle East be ... stronger, weaker, or the same as President Obama's response?
569 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Stronger52%55%49%47%40%56%59%44%58%54%53%36%**77%26%59%78%45%29%
Weaker32%28%37%32%39%30%30%35%30%30%38%53%**9%61%24%15%35%59%
The Same11%13%9%13%16%11%8%14%9%12%9%8%**9%11%15%7%16%12%
Not Sure4%4%4%7%5%3%2%7%2%5%0%3%**4%2%3%1%4%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%51%49%22%18%24%35%41%59%83%6%8%2%34%35%27%34%39%16%
 
 
4Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the job Hillary Clinton is doing as Secretary of State?
569 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Approve61%53%69%53%72%60%60%61%60%60%53%81%**34%88%56%35%71%86%
Disapprove30%40%20%40%19%32%28%31%30%31%37%16%**49%10%35%53%21%12%
Not Sure9%7%12%7%9%8%12%8%10%10%11%3%**17%2%9%12%8%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%51%49%22%18%24%35%41%59%83%6%8%2%34%35%27%34%39%16%
 
 
5Is the situation in the Middle East about to ... escalate into more widespread violence? Or calm down?
569 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Escalate74%80%69%71%72%80%74%72%76%77%65%57%**87%60%76%87%64%64%
Calm Down17%15%19%18%19%15%17%18%16%15%24%35%**9%28%15%10%26%17%
Not Sure8%5%12%11%9%4%10%10%7%8%11%8%**4%12%9%3%10%19%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%51%49%22%18%24%35%41%59%83%6%8%2%34%35%27%34%39%16%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.