Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20327
 
1Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way President Obama is handling federal spending?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve39%44%35%28%39%46%44%32%45%38%**46%40%14%67%32%6%50%82%37%35%44%40%38%39%
Disapprove55%52%58%66%55%47%51%62%49%57%**39%49%84%24%63%91%45%12%58%56%52%52%56%58%
Not Sure6%4%8%5%6%7%5%6%6%5%**15%11%2%9%5%3%5%6%4%9%3%8%6%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%17%27%29%44%56%85%2%7%6%34%38%24%32%38%19%23%38%39%35%38%27%
 
 
2Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way Republicans in Congress are handling federal spending?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve26%23%28%35%15%22%27%28%25%26%**10%29%48%5%31%51%23%2%16%25%33%21%26%32%
Disapprove67%72%62%50%75%77%69%59%73%67%**90%49%40%93%63%35%73%96%67%71%62%75%69%52%
Not Sure7%4%10%15%10%1%4%13%3%7%**0%22%12%2%6%13%3%2%18%3%5%4%5%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%17%27%29%44%56%85%2%7%6%34%38%24%32%38%19%23%38%39%35%38%27%
 
 
3Are you following news stories about the federal budget sequestration ... Very closely? Somewhat closely? Not very closely? Or not at all closely?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Very31%39%23%18%23%35%44%20%40%33%**0%27%30%33%32%33%31%36%17%36%33%30%34%24%
Somewhat45%45%46%48%49%49%38%48%43%45%**56%42%56%42%33%56%41%46%54%42%43%42%32%68%
Not Very18%9%26%28%21%14%10%25%12%18%**10%27%8%19%29%6%23%13%13%17%21%17%30%4%
Not At All4%4%5%7%6%3%3%7%3%4%**15%4%1%5%7%5%1%4%9%4%2%7%3%4%
Not Sure2%4%0%0%2%0%5%1%3%1%**19%0%4%1%0%0%4%0%7%0%0%4%1%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%17%27%29%44%56%85%2%7%6%34%38%24%32%38%19%23%38%39%35%38%27%
 
 
4Did you follow previous budget crises, like the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling debates, more closely? Less closely? Or about the same?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
More Closely26%29%24%10%34%27%37%19%32%27%**10%29%20%31%29%27%29%25%21%38%18%30%24%20%
Less Closely17%18%16%17%15%18%18%16%18%14%**59%7%32%8%9%21%18%7%44%9%10%27%9%18%
About The Same55%53%56%69%51%54%44%62%49%58%**17%64%48%57%62%52%53%65%34%50%72%39%66%62%
Not Sure2%0%3%4%0%2%1%2%1%1%**15%0%0%4%0%0%0%3%2%3%0%4%1%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%17%27%29%44%56%85%2%7%6%34%38%24%32%38%19%23%38%39%35%38%27%
 
 
5Are you still paying attention to stories on these issues? Have you started to "tune out" reporting on these issues? Or have you never really paid attention?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Still Paying Attention65%76%55%59%61%67%72%60%69%66%**59%54%77%64%58%72%66%66%72%66%61%67%58%73%
Started To Tune Out32%22%41%41%33%30%25%38%27%31%**41%42%21%33%41%26%31%32%23%33%37%31%38%24%
Never Really Paid Attention3%1%4%0%6%3%3%2%3%3%**0%4%2%3%1%1%3%2%5%1%2%2%3%3%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%17%27%29%44%56%85%2%7%6%34%38%24%32%38%19%23%38%39%35%38%27%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.