Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14526
 
In NC8 Re-Match, Black Turnout May Provide Cushion for Democrat Kissell As He Tries to Take Seat Away from Hayes: In a re-match election for US House of Representatives in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District, Democrat Larry Kissell defeats incumbent Republican Robin Hayes by 6, 8 or 10 points, depending on what black turnout in the district is, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. Republican Hayes won his 5th term in 2006 by several hundred votes. Blacks are one quarter of the district's population. In an election today, if blacks are 26% of voters, Kissell wins 49% to 41%. Those are the results reported herein, and shown below. If instead, blacks vote in smaller numbers, and are 23% of voters, Kissell wins 48% to 42% today. But: if, buoyed by Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, blacks are 28% of voters, Kissell wins 50% to 40% today. Libertarian Thomas Hill gets 6% today, but appears to take votes from Hayes and Kissell equally. Hayes leads 4:3 among whites. But Kissell leads 7:1 among blacks. In any scenario, the sledding is uphill for the incumbent Republican Hayes, and the seat is a prime takeaway opportunity for Democrats.

Barack Obama carries the district today by 5 to 11 points, depending on black turnout. In the scenario where blacks are 26% of voters, Obama wins by 9 today, and those are the numbers reported here. Obama's Favorability is Plus 12. John McCain's Favorability is Minus 2. Hayes' Favorability is Plus 7. Kissell's Favorability is Plus 9. 28% in the district approve of the job President Bush is doing. 13% approve of the job Congress is doing.

 
Filtering: 750 registered voters were interviewed by SurveyUSA 10/04/08 and 10/05/08 using Registration Based Sample (RBS) from Aristotle of Washington DC. 609 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters.
 
1If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
609 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
McCain (R)44%49%40%44%40%47%47%42%47%59%7%****87%15%42%79%29%11%93%3%36%2%97%60%80%16%36%10%84%52%95%19%27%51%37%**22%40%80%68%**84%41%94%5%62%**65%80%24%100%0%87%10%
Obama (D)53%49%57%53%57%51%50%56%50%37%92%****10%83%54%18%69%86%6%96%56%98%1%22%18%81%61%89%14%44%4%78%73%46%60%**77%59%17%28%**15%57%6%92%37%**33%16%74%0%100%11%89%
Other2%1%2%1%2%1%3%2%2%2%0%****2%1%3%2%1%3%0%2%5%0%2%7%1%2%1%1%2%2%0%2%0%2%2%**0%0%2%0%**1%1%0%3%1%**1%2%1%0%0%1%1%
Undecided1%1%1%2%1%1%1%1%1%1%0%****1%1%1%1%1%0%1%0%4%0%0%11%0%1%2%0%0%2%1%1%0%1%1%**1%1%1%4%**0%1%0%0%0%**1%1%1%0%0%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%41%43%13%51%39%8%37%30%23%35%26%28%28%66%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%44%53%41%49%
 
 
2If the election for U.S. House of Representatives, were today, would you vote for ... (names rotated) Republican Robin Hayes? Democrat Larry Kissell? Or Libertarian Thomas Hill?
609 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Robin Hayes (R)41%46%36%39%39%43%42%39%42%53%12%****79%15%39%73%29%9%78%8%36%10%81%45%87%2%31%3%83%48%86%19%28%46%36%**20%36%72%58%**69%37%87%7%58%**55%72%23%80%9%100%0%
Larry Kissell (D)49%44%54%49%50%48%51%50%49%36%82%****13%79%39%19%62%82%14%83%47%83%10%28%10%88%54%94%9%36%9%70%68%43%56%**72%54%16%28%**14%54%8%82%34%**33%18%67%11%83%0%100%
Thomas Hill (L)6%7%4%7%6%5%4%7%4%7%2%****5%3%15%5%5%8%5%6%8%4%7%12%2%10%7%2%7%8%3%6%1%7%4%**5%7%4%4%**11%6%4%7%3%**8%6%6%6%5%0%0%
Undecided4%4%5%5%4%5%4%4%4%4%4%****3%3%7%3%4%1%3%3%9%4%3%15%1%0%8%0%1%8%2%5%3%4%4%**3%4%7%9%**5%4%1%5%5%**3%4%3%3%4%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%41%43%13%51%39%8%37%30%23%35%26%28%28%66%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%44%53%41%49%
 
 
3Is your opinion of John McCain ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of John McCain?
609 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Favorable41%45%38%42%38%44%43%39%44%54%10%****81%15%33%72%30%13%100%0%0%7%84%55%75%15%34%11%76%48%89%18%30%47%35%**23%41%79%61%**67%39%83%8%54%**57%72%24%87%4%79%11%
Unfavorable43%40%45%41%45%43%40%44%42%31%75%****10%68%39%16%52%73%0%100%0%76%5%18%13%73%45%76%14%32%4%63%58%39%49%**66%44%10%19%**16%46%9%83%25%**24%15%59%3%77%8%72%
Neutral13%12%14%16%12%12%14%13%13%14%8%****9%12%27%10%16%14%0%0%100%13%10%25%11%12%19%11%8%18%7%14%10%13%13%**8%13%9%18%**15%12%8%6%18%**17%10%15%10%14%12%12%
No Opinion3%3%3%1%5%2%2%4%2%1%7%****0%5%2%2%2%1%0%0%0%4%0%2%1%1%3%2%1%1%0%4%2%2%3%**4%2%2%2%**2%3%0%4%2%**1%2%2%0%5%1%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%41%43%13%51%39%8%37%30%23%35%26%28%28%66%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%44%53%41%49%
 
 
4Is your opinion of Barack Obama ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of Barack Obama?
609 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Favorable51%47%56%50%55%50%49%54%49%36%90%****11%81%50%19%69%81%8%91%52%100%0%0%18%77%62%87%14%43%5%75%71%44%57%**77%55%20%28%**17%54%5%91%36%**37%16%72%2%95%12%86%
Unfavorable39%45%35%39%36%43%41%37%42%53%7%****78%14%37%74%22%14%80%5%31%0%100%0%72%15%30%8%80%42%84%17%20%48%33%**17%36%74%61%**75%36%91%6%57%**58%77%19%86%1%78%8%
Neutral8%8%8%8%8%6%10%8%7%10%1%****10%4%12%8%9%4%11%3%15%0%0%100%9%7%8%4%6%14%10%6%8%7%8%**6%8%6%11%**7%9%4%3%4%**5%7%8%11%3%9%4%
No Opinion1%1%1%3%0%2%0%1%1%1%2%****0%1%1%0%0%1%1%1%2%0%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%1%1%1%1%**0%1%0%0%**1%1%0%0%2%**0%1%0%1%1%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%41%43%13%51%39%8%37%30%23%35%26%28%28%66%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%44%53%41%49%
 
 
5If your opinion of Robin Hayes is...
609 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Favorable37%43%32%34%35%39%38%35%39%45%18%****66%17%35%63%25%17%67%11%31%13%68%40%100%0%0%10%77%37%73%20%24%42%31%**18%34%66%60%**65%33%80%14%48%**47%65%23%67%13%79%8%
Unfavorable30%27%33%20%27%35%39%25%37%29%35%****11%45%31%15%38%51%11%52%27%46%12%27%0%100%0%65%10%17%8%42%47%28%35%**38%40%9%15%**12%35%8%47%17%**19%16%41%11%47%1%55%
Neutral23%20%25%33%25%18%17%28%18%21%27%****20%24%25%16%27%24%19%24%33%27%17%24%0%0%100%18%11%43%16%25%22%22%23%**28%19%21%11%**22%24%10%21%22%**30%12%28%18%26%17%25%
No Opinion10%9%10%13%13%8%5%13%7%5%21%****3%14%10%6%9%8%3%13%10%14%3%10%0%0%0%7%2%3%3%13%8%8%11%**16%8%4%15%**2%7%2%18%13%**4%7%8%4%14%3%13%
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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%41%43%13%51%39%8%37%30%23%35%26%28%28%66%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%44%53%41%49%
 
 
6If your opinion of Larry Kissell is...
609 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Favorable35%33%37%29%33%36%43%32%38%29%52%****12%55%26%16%43%60%9%62%29%59%7%17%10%75%28%100%0%0%6%50%56%31%43%**41%35%9%18%**4%40%9%56%18%**24%11%49%8%59%3%67%
Unfavorable26%33%21%27%26%28%25%26%27%34%9%****49%12%23%47%17%9%49%9%17%7%54%20%55%8%13%0%100%0%55%13%13%32%21%**13%28%39%42%**59%22%62%11%37%**40%52%12%50%7%54%5%
Neutral28%25%31%31%27%29%27%29%28%30%23%****32%22%38%29%32%21%33%21%40%24%30%50%29%16%53%0%0%100%32%26%25%28%26%**38%25%42%25%**35%31%26%20%32%**25%29%29%33%23%34%21%
No Opinion10%9%11%13%14%7%6%13%7%7%15%****8%10%12%8%8%11%8%8%14%10%8%13%6%1%6%0%0%0%7%11%6%9%11%**8%12%10%16%**3%8%4%13%12%**11%8%9%8%11%9%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%41%43%13%51%39%8%37%30%23%35%26%28%28%66%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%44%53%41%49%
 
 
7Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?
609 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Approve28%31%25%31%26%29%25%28%27%37%5%****59%8%21%55%15%6%59%3%15%3%59%35%55%7%19%5%58%31%100%0%21%31%22%**11%32%65%43%**41%26%72%2%37%**36%54%13%60%2%58%5%
Disapprove66%63%68%63%69%65%63%67%64%56%92%****31%89%69%35%80%93%29%97%72%96%29%52%36%91%72%94%33%59%0%100%76%62%73%**85%63%24%47%**44%69%19%97%51%**58%36%83%28%97%31%93%
Not Sure7%6%7%6%5%6%12%5%8%8%3%****9%3%10%10%5%1%12%0%13%2%12%12%9%2%9%1%9%10%0%0%3%7%5%**4%5%12%10%**15%5%10%1%12%**6%10%4%13%1%11%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%41%43%13%51%39%8%37%30%23%35%26%28%28%66%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%44%53%41%49%
 
 
8Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the job the United States Congress is doing?
609 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Approve13%14%12%13%11%16%12%12%15%13%12%****9%16%14%8%19%18%10%18%10%18%6%14%8%20%12%21%6%11%10%15%100%0%15%**18%22%7%8%**2%17%4%18%3%**6%9%17%8%18%9%18%
Disapprove73%74%71%70%76%72%71%74%72%75%68%****82%66%75%85%65%68%82%66%70%62%88%65%82%68%69%64%87%72%81%69%0%100%70%**60%62%82%82%**91%68%94%64%89%**80%85%65%84%62%82%63%
Not Sure14%12%17%17%14%12%16%15%14%12%21%****9%18%11%8%16%14%8%17%20%20%5%22%10%12%19%15%7%16%9%16%0%0%15%**22%16%11%11%**7%14%1%18%8%**13%6%18%8%20%9%19%
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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%41%43%13%51%39%8%37%30%23%35%26%28%28%66%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%44%53%41%49%
 
 
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?
597 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Economy57%57%58%50%64%56%56%59%56%57%63%****51%64%52%48%63%61%48%67%59%64%48%60%49%66%58%71%45%52%44%65%66%56%100%**0%0%0%0%**0%63%37%67%45%**56%46%64%48%65%51%66%
Environment2%3%1%3%2%2%2%2%2%2%0%****2%2%2%1%1%8%1%2%2%3%1%1%1%2%3%3%1%2%1%3%1%2%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%2%0%1%3%**5%0%4%1%3%1%3%
Health Care7%6%9%5%8%8%7%7%8%5%14%****4%10%7%4%10%11%4%11%4%11%3%5%4%9%9%9%4%10%3%9%10%6%0%**100%0%0%0%**0%7%3%10%5%**6%5%8%4%11%4%11%
Iraq6%4%7%5%4%8%5%4%7%5%4%****5%6%8%5%5%4%5%6%5%6%5%6%5%7%5%6%6%5%6%5%9%5%0%**0%100%0%0%**0%5%7%8%5%**4%5%7%5%6%5%6%
Terrorism8%7%8%6%4%11%10%5%11%9%3%****12%4%9%14%6%2%15%2%5%3%14%6%14%2%7%2%11%11%18%3%4%9%0%**0%0%100%0%**0%5%16%1%18%**9%14%4%14%3%14%3%
Gasoline7%7%6%11%6%6%5%8%5%7%5%****10%5%5%9%5%3%10%3%9%4%10%9%11%3%3%3%10%6%10%5%4%7%0%**0%0%0%100%**0%6%14%4%12%**6%13%3%10%4%9%4%
Education3%3%4%10%2%2%2%5%2%3%5%****2%3%6%3%4%7%2%5%5%5%2%2%2%4%5%4%4%3%3%4%4%3%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%3%4%6%2%**0%3%4%1%5%3%5%
Immigration7%8%5%6%7%5%10%7%7%8%4%****12%4%5%12%4%4%11%3%8%2%13%6%12%3%6%1%15%8%10%5%1%9%0%**0%0%0%0%**100%5%17%3%9%**12%11%4%13%2%11%2%
Other2%3%2%3%2%2%2%2%2%3%1%****2%1%6%4%2%0%3%1%4%1%4%5%3%3%3%1%4%3%4%1%1%3%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%2%1%1%1%**3%2%2%4%1%2%1%
Not Sure1%1%0%0%1%0%1%1%1%0%1%****1%1%0%1%1%0%1%1%0%1%1%1%1%0%1%1%1%0%1%1%1%1%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%1%1%0%1%**0%0%1%1%1%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%48%15%35%37%12%42%42%13%51%40%8%37%30%23%35%27%28%28%65%13%72%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%45%52%41%49%
 
 
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? ...
588 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Oil Companies46%42%49%42%47%45%49%45%46%49%38%****41%49%49%36%53%54%43%50%40%48%41%55%41%54%49%53%37%49%42%49%60%43%50%**45%44%31%40%**34%100%0%0%0%**0%37%52%42%50%41%50%
Environmentalists8%11%5%6%6%9%9%6%9%9%3%****16%2%7%16%4%2%15%2%4%1%17%4%16%2%3%2%17%7%19%2%3%10%5%**3%9%16%16%**19%0%100%0%0%**0%20%2%16%1%16%1%
The President14%12%17%18%19%10%9%19%10%6%34%****4%24%8%7%16%16%3%28%6%25%2%6%5%22%13%23%6%10%1%21%19%13%17%**20%20%1%9%**6%0%0%100%0%**0%7%17%2%25%2%24%
Congress13%13%12%15%10%13%14%12%13%13%11%****17%9%11%17%8%11%16%8%17%9%18%7%16%7%12%7%17%14%16%10%3%15%10%**8%11%29%22%**17%0%0%0%100%**0%19%9%17%9%18%9%
State Policy Makers2%2%3%3%2%3%3%2%3%2%3%****2%2%3%3%3%1%3%2%3%2%3%4%3%1%3%1%3%2%3%2%1%3%2%**7%1%4%2%**2%0%0%0%0%**0%3%2%3%2%2%2%
Foreign Governments9%10%8%8%11%11%4%10%8%11%4%****11%7%10%12%8%9%12%5%12%7%13%6%11%6%12%6%14%8%12%8%4%10%9%**8%6%10%8%**16%0%0%0%0%**100%8%9%13%6%12%6%
None Of These5%6%4%6%4%6%3%5%5%6%2%****5%3%10%6%5%3%5%3%11%4%5%10%5%5%5%4%5%5%5%4%6%4%4%**1%9%6%0%**5%0%0%0%0%**0%5%5%5%4%5%4%
Not Sure4%4%4%2%2%3%9%2%5%3%4%****4%3%2%3%3%3%3%2%7%4%2%8%2%3%4%3%1%5%2%3%3%2%4%**7%0%3%2%**1%0%0%0%0%**0%1%4%3%3%3%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%34%30%18%52%48%67%26%3%4%34%49%15%35%37%12%42%42%13%51%40%8%37%30%23%34%27%29%28%65%13%73%57%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%2%9%32%58%45%53%41%49%
 
 
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?
574 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of HayesOpinion Of KissellBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaHayesKissell
Offshore Drilling32%37%28%28%31%35%34%30%34%39%18%****53%18%27%56%19%12%55%12%24%10%60%28%55%17%17%10%61%32%61%18%20%38%25%**26%29%55%62%**51%26%82%16%48%**29%100%0%57%10%55%12%
Alternative Sources Of Energy58%53%62%66%54%57%57%58%57%52%69%****35%71%65%31%75%83%33%82%63%82%27%61%34%78%70%83%26%58%27%74%73%52%64%**66%67%30%27%**34%65%12%73%39%**58%0%100%31%82%32%81%
Not Sure11%10%11%6%15%9%9%12%9%9%13%****12%10%8%14%7%5%12%7%13%9%13%11%11%5%13%7%13%10%12%9%7%10%10%**9%4%15%11%**15%9%6%10%12%**13%0%0%13%8%13%7%
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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%18%33%30%19%51%49%68%25%3%4%34%48%16%35%37%12%42%42%13%51%41%8%38%30%23%34%27%29%28%65%13%72%58%2%7%6%8%7%3%7%46%8%14%13%3%9%32%58%45%52%42%48%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.