Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14270
 
In CO4, Incumbent Republican Musgrave Running Uphill Against Democrat Challenger Markey: In an election in Colorado's 4th Congressional District today, 08/26/08, 10 weeks till votes are counted, Democratic challenger Betsy Markey tops Republican incumbent Marilyn Musgrave, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. Today, it's Markey 50%, Musgrave 43%. Republican Musgrave runs 5 points weaker than John McCain in the district. Democrat Markey runs 4 points stronger than Barack Obama in the district. Markey's lead comes entirely from women. The two candidates are tied among men. Markey leads by 30 points among Independents and by 40 points among Moderates. Musgrave must do better among these two groups to retain her seat for a 4th term. Voters are overwhelmingly focused on the economy. Voters who say off-shore drilling is key to America's energy independence back the Republican Musgrave 6:1. Voters who say alternative energy is key back the Democrat Markey 4:1.
 
District Complexion: Colorado's 4th Congressional District is 31,000 square miles, and touches the state of Oklahoma on the South, Kansas on the East, and Nebraska and Wyoming on the North. McCain and Obama tie there. President George W. Bush has a 37% job approval. The US Congress has a 13% job approval. 31% have a favorable opinion of the incumbent House member Musgrave, but her Net Favorable Rating is Minus 20. 29% have a favorable opinion of Betsy Markey, but her Net Favorable Rating is Plus 4. The seat has been held by a Republican for 35 years. The last Democrat to represent the district was first elected to the House during the Truman administration. Musgrave received 51% of the vote when she defeated Stan Matsunaka in 2004. She received 46% of the vote when she defeated Angie Paccione and a 3rd party candidate in 2006.
 
Filtering: 700 registered voters from Colorado's 4th Congressional District were interviewed by SurveyUSA 08/22/08 through 08/24/08. Registration Based Sample was provided by Aristotle of Washington DC. Of the registered voters, 618 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/04/08 election and were included in this survey.
 
1If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
618 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
McCain (R)48%52%44%45%47%49%54%46%51%****50%**85%12%35%89%32%9%86%5%45%4%95%53%94%16%71%10%89%47%94%16%19%57%43%**22%19%91%84%33%81%32%88%12%78%**52%89%22%92%13%
Obama (D)46%42%49%50%46%46%38%48%43%****45%**11%85%53%7%60%88%11%90%42%94%1%21%4%78%19%88%8%43%4%76%79%36%50%**73%74%7%14%59%11%63%8%83%15%**42%7%71%5%83%
Other3%3%4%4%4%3%4%4%3%****3%**3%2%7%3%4%2%0%4%7%0%4%10%1%4%6%1%3%5%1%5%0%4%4%**1%2%0%1%1%7%3%3%0%6%**4%3%3%1%2%
Undecided3%3%3%2%3%3%4%3%3%****2%**2%1%5%2%4%1%2%0%6%1%0%16%1%3%4%1%0%5%2%2%2%2%2%**5%4%2%1%7%2%3%1%6%1%**2%1%3%1%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%28%28%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%30%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
2If the election for U.S. House of Representatives, were today, would you vote for ... (names rotated) Republican Marilyn Musgrave? Or Democrat Betsy Markey?
618 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Marilyn Musgrave (R)43%48%38%41%43%41%49%42%44%****44%**79%8%29%85%26%5%75%7%39%6%83%44%98%4%63%2%91%36%86%12%16%51%38%**22%12%83%77%27%75%28%85%6%66%**48%82%18%100%0%
Betsy Markey (D)50%47%53%46%52%55%48%49%52%****50%**15%90%59%10%67%92%19%90%48%90%13%37%2%91%19%98%5%55%9%81%81%43%57%**69%86%13%14%55%17%67%10%89%25%**39%13%75%0%100%
Undecided7%5%8%13%5%3%4%9%3%****6%**6%1%12%5%8%3%5%3%13%5%5%19%0%5%18%0%4%8%5%7%3%6%5%**9%2%4%9%17%8%5%5%5%9%**13%5%7%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%28%28%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%30%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
3Is your opinion of John McCain ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of John McCain?
618 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Favorable43%47%39%40%40%44%49%40%46%****44%**73%16%31%72%34%11%100%0%0%13%74%50%82%18%50%14%75%47%83%17%26%50%39%**20%21%78%67%38%64%31%75%11%63%**46%75%25%75%16%
Unfavorable35%31%38%35%35%38%30%35%35%****34%**11%66%36%10%38%76%0%100%0%67%7%9%4%60%11%71%10%25%4%58%59%30%37%**53%60%7%16%39%14%49%10%66%17%**28%7%53%6%62%
Neutral20%19%21%19%25%17%19%22%18%****20%**15%17%29%17%26%13%0%0%100%17%18%40%14%19%37%14%14%25%12%22%12%19%22%**20%18%14%17%18%22%19%14%18%20%**25%17%19%18%19%
No Opinion2%3%2%5%0%1%2%3%2%****2%**1%1%4%1%3%1%0%0%0%2%1%1%0%2%1%1%0%3%1%3%3%2%3%**7%1%0%0%4%0%1%1%5%1%**0%1%3%1%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%28%28%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%30%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
4Is your opinion of Barack Obama ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of Barack Obama?
618 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Favorable46%42%50%49%45%46%41%47%44%****45%**14%82%52%8%59%88%14%88%40%100%0%0%4%77%22%86%7%45%6%75%78%37%51%**73%77%9%13%57%7%63%7%79%16%**43%6%72%6%81%
Unfavorable43%47%40%39%43%45%48%41%46%****45%**76%12%30%85%23%10%75%9%39%0%100%0%88%14%59%10%90%35%86%14%14%52%37%**16%14%87%82%20%84%27%86%12%77%**47%86%17%84%11%
Neutral9%9%9%8%11%8%10%10%9%****9%**9%5%15%6%15%2%11%2%18%0%0%100%7%8%18%3%3%19%7%8%7%9%10%**8%9%3%5%20%6%9%6%5%7%**10%7%9%9%7%
No Opinion2%2%2%4%0%1%2%2%1%****1%**1%1%3%1%2%1%0%1%2%0%0%0%1%1%1%1%0%2%1%3%1%2%2%**3%0%1%0%4%2%1%0%4%1%**0%0%2%1%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%28%28%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%30%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
5If your opinion of Marilyn Musgrave is...
618 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Favorable31%37%26%24%29%35%41%27%37%****32%**58%7%20%65%16%5%60%4%21%3%64%23%100%0%0%3%79%22%66%8%13%38%24%**11%13%74%65%12%57%17%69%3%53%**40%66%10%72%1%
Unfavorable51%49%54%52%52%54%46%52%51%****51%**21%83%62%15%66%91%22%89%49%86%17%43%0%100%0%94%11%54%13%80%81%45%58%**68%80%15%21%55%26%64%18%86%26%**45%18%73%5%93%
Neutral13%11%15%14%17%10%12%15%11%****14%**18%8%11%18%13%4%16%4%25%6%18%26%0%0%100%2%9%22%17%9%3%14%14%**13%6%10%14%19%17%13%12%5%20%**10%15%11%20%5%
No Opinion4%3%5%10%3%2%1%6%1%****4%**3%2%7%2%6%0%3%3%5%4%2%8%0%0%0%1%1%2%4%3%3%3%4%**8%1%2%0%15%1%6%1%5%1%**5%2%6%4%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%28%28%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%30%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
6If your opinion of Betsy Markey is...
618 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Favorable29%27%31%18%27%40%34%22%38%****29%**8%59%29%5%34%64%9%60%20%55%7%11%3%54%5%100%0%0%6%47%60%24%30%**47%52%5%7%32%11%43%5%52%11%**19%7%44%2%57%
Unfavorable25%32%19%26%23%24%30%24%26%****25%**46%7%17%53%12%5%44%8%18%4%52%8%63%5%18%0%100%0%51%8%13%31%18%**7%4%68%60%17%48%12%62%7%50%**28%58%8%54%2%
Neutral30%28%33%25%39%26%30%32%28%****31%**29%27%35%25%38%23%33%22%38%30%24%63%21%32%51%0%0%100%27%33%22%31%36%**28%38%14%19%24%28%29%16%32%31%**30%23%34%26%33%
No Opinion15%13%17%31%11%9%6%21%8%****15%**18%7%19%17%16%7%13%11%24%11%17%19%13%9%26%0%0%0%16%13%4%14%15%**18%5%13%15%27%13%16%16%9%9%**23%12%15%19%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%28%28%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%30%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
7Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?
618 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Approve37%43%32%39%36%36%36%38%36%****38%**69%6%24%72%22%6%72%4%22%5%73%30%78%9%49%7%74%33%100%0%22%44%32%**13%12%81%69%30%61%25%68%7%61%**41%70%17%74%7%
Disapprove57%53%61%55%57%59%56%56%58%****56%**22%93%69%19%72%92%23%94%64%94%18%51%15%88%38%91%18%61%0%100%77%51%63%**82%83%14%21%67%30%71%21%92%34%**53%20%80%16%92%
Not Sure6%5%7%6%7%4%8%6%6%****6%**9%2%7%9%5%2%5%2%14%1%8%20%7%2%14%2%8%5%0%0%1%6%5%**5%5%5%10%4%9%4%12%1%6%**6%10%3%10%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%28%28%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%30%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
8Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the job the United States Congress is doing?
618 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Approve13%14%12%15%11%14%12%13%13%****13%**7%20%15%4%15%26%8%22%8%22%4%10%6%20%3%27%7%9%8%18%100%0%14%**20%15%2%6%16%2%21%7%20%0%**6%5%18%5%21%
Disapprove74%78%71%67%72%79%82%69%80%****74%**85%63%72%92%70%56%86%63%70%60%89%70%90%65%77%60%91%77%87%66%0%100%74%**59%70%93%87%62%94%62%90%56%96%**79%91%65%89%63%
Not Sure13%8%17%19%17%8%6%18%7%****13%**9%16%13%5%16%18%6%15%23%18%7%19%5%14%21%14%3%14%5%17%0%0%12%**21%15%4%7%22%3%17%4%23%4%**15%4%17%7%16%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%28%28%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%30%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
9Which one issue should congress focus on ahead of all others? (choices rotated) The economy? The environment? Health care? Iraq? Terrorism? The price of gasoline? Education? Immigration? Or some other issue?
611 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Economy41%41%41%46%41%40%37%43%38%****41%**40%43%43%36%49%37%38%43%45%46%35%46%32%46%43%43%29%49%35%45%45%41%100%**0%0%0%0%0%0%46%25%42%34%**49%33%45%36%47%
Environment5%4%6%2%7%7%2%5%5%****5%**2%10%4%1%5%12%3%8%4%9%1%4%1%8%2%9%1%5%1%8%9%3%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%6%2%6%2%**2%0%8%1%8%
Health Care9%7%11%11%8%8%9%9%8%****9%**4%14%9%4%9%17%4%14%9%14%3%8%3%12%9%15%2%8%3%13%14%7%0%**100%0%0%0%0%0%11%5%12%4%**8%3%12%5%12%
Iraq8%5%10%1%9%11%11%5%11%****7%**4%13%7%3%9%14%4%13%7%13%2%8%3%12%3%14%1%10%2%11%9%7%0%**0%100%0%0%0%0%10%0%16%7%**4%3%10%2%13%
Terrorism5%6%4%4%3%6%11%3%8%****5%**10%2%2%12%2%0%10%1%4%1%11%2%12%2%4%1%14%2%12%1%1%7%0%**0%0%100%0%0%0%2%17%4%6%**7%11%2%10%1%
Gasoline9%11%7%8%11%8%9%10%8%****9%**14%3%8%16%5%3%14%4%8%3%17%5%19%4%9%2%21%6%17%3%4%11%0%**0%0%0%100%0%0%5%15%7%25%**3%19%3%16%3%
Education8%9%8%16%7%5%4%11%5%****8%**4%8%14%4%12%8%8%9%8%10%4%18%3%9%12%9%5%7%7%10%11%7%0%**0%0%0%0%100%0%11%4%9%1%**11%4%12%5%9%
Immigration11%12%10%9%12%11%13%10%12%****11%**16%5%10%18%8%4%16%4%12%2%21%7%20%5%14%4%20%10%18%6%2%14%0%**0%0%0%0%0%100%5%26%1%18%**13%23%4%19%4%
Other2%3%1%2%2%3%2%2%3%****2%**3%1%2%4%0%3%2%2%2%1%4%1%4%1%1%2%4%1%3%2%2%2%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%1%4%1%2%**2%3%1%3%1%
Not Sure2%1%2%2%1%2%2%1%2%****2%**2%2%1%2%1%2%2%0%3%0%2%2%2%1%3%1%1%2%2%1%2%1%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%2%2%0%1%**1%2%1%2%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%29%27%28%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%31%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
10Who is most responsible for the price of gasoline? Oil companies? Environmentalists? The President? The United States Congress? State policy makers? Foreign governments? Or none of these? ...
608 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Oil Companies38%32%43%39%40%36%33%39%35%****38%**27%49%40%21%43%55%27%52%35%52%23%37%20%47%36%56%18%36%25%47%61%31%42%**47%51%17%21%49%18%100%0%0%0%**0%17%51%25%50%
Environmentalists14%17%11%12%14%14%18%13%15%****14%**24%5%11%29%6%4%24%4%10%2%28%10%31%5%13%3%34%8%26%5%8%17%9%**8%0%44%24%7%33%0%100%0%0%**0%34%3%28%3%
The President8%8%9%7%8%10%8%8%9%****8%**3%16%6%2%10%15%2%16%7%14%2%5%1%14%3%15%2%9%2%13%13%6%8%**11%18%5%7%9%1%0%0%100%0%**0%3%11%1%15%
Congress14%15%12%13%10%14%18%12%16%****13%**21%7%10%20%11%6%20%6%13%5%24%11%23%7%20%5%26%14%22%8%0%18%11%**6%13%16%38%2%23%0%0%0%100%**0%26%7%21%7%
State Policy Makers2%1%2%1%3%2%1%2%2%****2%**2%1%2%2%2%1%2%1%2%1%2%3%2%1%2%1%2%2%2%1%0%2%1%**3%1%1%3%1%2%0%0%0%0%**0%1%1%2%1%
Foreign Governments10%10%9%10%9%10%9%10%10%****10%**11%8%9%12%8%8%11%8%12%9%10%10%12%9%7%6%11%9%11%9%5%10%11%**9%5%13%3%13%11%0%0%0%0%**100%10%10%11%7%
None Of These12%14%11%16%12%11%9%14%10%****13%**10%10%19%10%16%9%12%10%14%14%9%18%8%14%15%12%5%19%11%14%12%13%13%**13%11%3%3%18%11%0%0%0%0%**0%7%15%10%14%
Not Sure3%3%3%2%3%2%4%3%3%****3%**3%4%3%3%3%2%2%2%6%3%2%5%3%3%3%2%3%3%2%3%1%3%4%**4%1%1%2%1%1%0%0%0%0%**0%3%2%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%29%27%27%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%31%28%35%43%19%43%35%20%46%43%9%31%51%13%29%26%30%37%57%13%74%41%5%9%8%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
11If two candidates were running for Congress, and one says that offshore drilling is the best way to solve America's energy problems ... and the other says that America needs to identify and promote alternative sources of energy ... which candidate would you vote for?
599 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of MusgraveOpinion Of MarkeyBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of Gasoline1Preferred CandidVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMusgraveMarkey
Offshore Drilling34%40%28%29%32%34%43%31%37%****34%**58%11%24%68%17%8%59%7%28%5%67%27%70%12%37%8%76%26%64%12%14%41%26%**10%12%68%68%15%69%15%81%11%63%**33%100%0%64%8%
Alternative Sources Of Energy58%52%64%65%57%57%49%61%54%****58%**32%85%66%22%73%91%33%89%56%92%22%59%18%83%49%88%17%66%27%82%83%51%64%**82%79%23%22%82%23%79%14%85%28%**57%0%100%24%87%
Not Sure8%8%8%6%10%9%8%8%9%****8%**11%4%10%10%10%1%8%4%16%3%11%15%12%5%14%4%7%9%10%6%2%8%10%**8%8%9%9%3%8%6%5%4%9%**10%0%0%12%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%29%27%27%17%56%44%4%2%92%2%40%31%28%35%43%18%43%35%20%45%43%9%32%51%13%29%25%30%37%57%12%75%41%5%9%7%5%9%8%11%38%14%8%14%2%10%34%58%43%50%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.