Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18434
 
1Do you understand the concept of a "debt ceiling" ... perfectly? Sort of? Or not really?
1000 Who Are Following StoriesAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Perfectly40%49%32%37%43%38%41%33%45%34%38%36%49%50%42%48%45%30%
Sort Of37%34%41%38%35%40%41%36%27%40%37%38%36%36%37%36%36%42%
Not Really23%18%27%25%22%23%18%32%28%26%25%26%15%14%21%16%19%29%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Are Following Stories100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%19%48%30%6%84%22%45%24%
 
 
2Have political leaders done a good job? Or a bad job? Of explaining the debt ceiling issue to Americans?
1000 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Good13%14%13%14%13%12%11%15%16%19%8%15%13%11%13%10%14%19%
Bad70%75%65%70%72%68%77%55%66%64%77%63%77%84%70%77%72%61%
Not Sure17%11%22%16%15%20%12%30%18%16%15%22%10%5%17%13%15%20%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%19%48%30%6%84%22%45%24%
 
 
3Congress and the White House say they have agreed to a budget deal. Are you familiar? Or not familiar? With the terms of this latest deal?
1000 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Familiar43%48%38%44%40%45%42%42%46%40%40%38%50%51%44%39%48%42%
Not Familiar50%47%53%51%54%44%51%48%50%48%52%54%45%43%49%56%45%50%
Not Sure7%5%9%5%5%12%7%10%4%12%8%8%5%7%7%5%7%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%19%48%30%6%84%22%45%24%
 
 
4Based on what you know, is this a good deal? Or a bad deal?
426 Familiar With Terms Of Latest DealAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Good22%27%15%14%22%28%16%25%31%31%22%21%20%24%22%21%25%13%
Bad53%56%51%60%49%52%61%52%36%44%62%47%60%72%53%60%50%56%
Not Sure25%17%34%25%29%19%23%23%32%25%16%32%20%3%26%19%24%31%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Terms Of Latest Deal100%53%47%30%38%32%56%18%19%8%18%43%36%7%87%20%51%24%
 
 
5Which of these 4 statements best describes this latest deal. One: Everybody wins. Two: Republicans win, Democrats lose. Three: Democrats win, Republicans lose. Four: everybody loses.
426 Familiar With Terms Of Latest DealAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Everybody Wins14%14%15%17%11%16%13%12%24%5%22%15%6%10%14%8%17%14%
Republicans Win, Democrats Lose26%31%21%26%28%25%23%31%27%36%13%37%22%29%25%17%25%36%
Democrats Win, Republicans Lose10%8%12%11%8%12%11%11%6%13%15%10%8%7%11%13%9%10%
Everybody Loses44%43%45%44%46%42%48%33%43%44%46%33%58%54%46%60%42%34%
Not Sure5%4%7%1%8%6%5%14%0%2%3%6%5%0%5%2%6%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Terms Of Latest Deal100%53%47%30%38%32%56%18%19%8%18%43%36%7%87%20%51%24%
 
 
6Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way Barack Obama has handled the budget negotiations?
1000 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Approve44%37%51%44%44%44%31%62%57%68%15%58%37%9%47%19%44%65%
Disapprove46%54%39%45%47%46%58%24%40%26%78%30%54%91%45%75%48%23%
Not Sure10%9%10%11%9%10%11%14%4%6%7%11%8%0%9%6%8%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%19%48%30%6%84%22%45%24%
 
 
7Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way John Boehner has handled the budget negotiations?
1000 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Approve17%23%12%16%15%21%22%9%13%9%38%9%17%48%15%35%15%6%
Disapprove66%67%66%59%72%67%61%75%68%79%45%73%68%45%71%50%71%77%
Not Sure16%10%22%24%13%12%16%16%18%12%17%17%15%7%14%15%13%17%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%19%48%30%6%84%22%45%24%
 
 
8Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way Harry Reid has handled the budget negotiations?
1000 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Approve21%22%20%16%21%26%19%25%22%20%14%24%20%11%24%9%26%30%
Disapprove56%64%49%57%61%49%59%50%58%51%62%51%64%85%56%74%57%45%
Not Sure23%14%31%27%19%24%22%25%19%29%24%25%16%4%20%17%17%25%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%19%48%30%6%84%22%45%24%
 
 
9Is theTea Party movement good for America? Or bad for America?
1000 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Good For America27%35%19%28%25%28%33%19%19%17%49%13%34%96%22%58%24%8%
Bad For America54%54%55%48%57%57%50%67%50%63%32%67%50%1%64%25%61%73%
Not Sure19%11%26%24%18%15%17%14%30%20%18%20%17%3%15%17%15%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%19%48%30%6%84%22%45%24%