Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14516
 
In NY29, Trouble for Incumbent Republican Kuhl in Re-Match with Democratic Challenger Massa: In an election for US House of Representatives from New York's 29th Congressional District today, 10/06/08, four weeks till votes are counted, Democratic challenger Eric Massa has a slight edge in his rematch with incumbent Republican Randy Kuhl, and is positioned to re-capture this House seat for the Democrats. Massa edges Kuhl 51% to 44% today, in a district that Barack Obama and John McCain split.

Kuhl runs strong among men and Conservatives. But Massa picks-off 21% of Republicans, who cross-over to vote Democrat. Combined with a 22-point lead among women, and a 2:1 advantage among Moderates, Massa may hold on if Obama's coat-tails are long enough to carry him, and Democrats like him, into office.

Massa has Plus 11 Favorability. Kuhl has Minus 8. McCain has Plus 12 Favorability. Obama has Plus 8. President Bush has a 28% job approval. Congress has a 12% job approval.

 
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. Of the registered voters, 602 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in November. Kuhl defeated Massa by 3 points in 2006.
 
1If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
602 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
McCain (R)47%52%41%34%53%46%48%46%47%47%******75%17%43%86%33%9%87%1%27%4%95%53%86%15%50%15%86%47%95%22%27%54%42%**25%33%87%******36%95%10%75%**49%90%24%100%0%87%13%
Obama (D)49%43%54%61%43%49%47%50%48%48%******21%79%51%11%62%86%10%94%63%93%1%32%12%81%42%81%11%47%5%72%68%41%53%**69%67%11%******59%3%86%23%**46%6%72%0%100%11%83%
Other3%3%2%2%2%3%3%2%3%3%******2%3%4%2%3%2%0%4%7%1%3%8%1%3%3%3%2%4%1%3%2%3%3%**1%0%1%******4%1%2%0%**2%3%2%0%0%1%3%
Undecided2%2%2%2%1%2%3%1%2%2%******2%1%3%1%2%2%3%1%3%2%1%6%1%2%4%1%2%3%0%2%2%2%2%**4%0%2%******1%1%2%2%**2%1%1%0%0%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%48%52%16%28%33%23%44%56%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%15%47%39%14%35%43%17%39%28%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%47%49%44%51%
 
 
2If the election for U.S. House of Representatives, were today, would you vote for ... (names rotated) Republican Randy Kuhl? Democrat Eric Massa?
602 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Randy Kuhl (R)44%52%37%36%49%44%44%45%44%44%******74%11%45%82%29%12%75%9%29%11%84%41%97%3%44%6%91%47%89%23%31%51%37%**26%30%85%******34%92%11%69%**44%81%25%82%10%100%0%
Eric Massa (D)51%43%59%58%45%54%50%50%52%51%******21%85%49%15%65%84%21%88%63%85%13%45%2%94%46%94%4%45%9%73%64%45%58%**71%65%12%******63%7%85%27%**51%16%72%14%87%0%100%
Undecided5%5%4%6%5%3%6%6%4%5%******5%4%6%3%7%5%4%3%8%4%3%14%1%3%10%1%5%8%2%5%5%4%5%**3%5%3%******4%1%3%4%**5%3%4%3%3%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%48%52%16%28%33%23%44%56%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%15%47%39%14%35%43%17%39%28%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%47%49%44%51%
 
 
3Is your opinion of John McCain ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of John McCain?
602 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Favorable48%54%43%39%50%51%50%46%51%49%******75%21%43%82%39%14%100%0%0%15%89%47%85%20%49%23%81%49%92%26%35%55%45%**33%40%86%******39%85%13%77%**49%85%30%90%10%82%19%
Unfavorable36%32%39%44%31%37%33%36%35%34%******13%60%38%8%41%72%0%100%0%67%3%20%6%63%26%63%10%26%2%53%54%31%38%**47%50%5%******42%6%72%14%**37%8%52%1%69%7%61%
Neutral15%13%16%15%18%12%14%17%13%15%******10%17%18%9%18%13%0%0%100%16%7%30%8%15%25%13%7%23%5%18%9%13%16%**16%10%7%******17%8%12%9%**14%7%17%9%19%10%18%
No Opinion1%1%2%2%1%1%2%2%1%2%******2%2%1%1%2%1%0%0%0%2%0%3%1%2%1%1%1%2%0%2%2%1%1%**4%0%2%******1%0%3%1%**0%0%2%0%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%16%28%33%23%44%56%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%15%47%39%14%35%43%17%39%28%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%47%49%44%51%
 
 
4Is your opinion of Barack Obama ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of Barack Obama?
602 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Favorable47%41%52%57%41%48%47%47%47%46%******21%76%47%12%58%85%15%89%52%100%0%0%14%77%38%79%10%42%7%69%65%41%51%**65%65%9%******57%6%83%22%**45%8%69%4%90%12%78%
Unfavorable39%45%34%22%43%42%42%35%42%39%******65%12%38%77%25%5%72%4%20%0%100%0%75%12%38%12%81%34%81%18%21%46%34%**12%22%85%******27%88%11%68%**34%80%18%80%1%75%10%
Neutral14%13%14%21%16%10%10%18%10%14%******13%12%15%10%17%10%13%8%28%0%0%100%10%10%24%9%9%23%11%13%13%12%14%**20%11%6%******15%6%6%10%**21%12%13%16%9%13%12%
No Opinion0%1%0%0%0%1%1%0%1%0%******1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%1%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%0%1%1%0%1%0%0%**2%1%0%******0%0%0%0%**0%0%0%1%0%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%16%28%33%23%44%56%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%15%47%39%14%35%43%17%39%28%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%47%49%44%51%
 
 
5If your opinion of Randy Kuhl is...
602 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Favorable35%44%27%27%38%35%39%34%37%35%******60%11%33%67%22%8%62%6%19%11%68%27%100%0%0%7%78%34%74%17%26%41%28%**22%27%76%******26%78%12%57%**27%70%17%65%9%78%2%
Unfavorable43%39%47%43%36%48%44%39%47%42%******20%70%40%14%56%70%18%76%45%71%14%33%0%100%0%81%9%33%6%63%60%39%48%**57%58%10%******52%7%68%24%**40%13%60%13%71%3%79%
Neutral17%14%21%21%21%15%13%21%14%18%******17%14%23%17%19%14%17%12%29%14%17%31%0%0%100%11%13%29%19%15%11%16%20%**14%12%12%******17%16%11%17%**29%16%18%19%15%17%15%
No Opinion4%4%5%9%5%2%4%7%2%4%******3%5%4%2%3%7%2%5%6%4%2%10%0%0%0%1%0%4%1%5%4%4%4%**7%2%2%******5%0%9%1%**4%0%5%3%5%2%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%48%52%16%28%33%23%44%56%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%15%47%39%14%35%43%17%39%28%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%47%49%44%51%
 
 
6If your opinion of Eric Massa is...
602 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Favorable39%33%44%33%33%43%44%33%43%39%******17%65%34%12%51%61%18%69%34%65%12%27%8%72%25%100%0%0%7%55%55%35%41%**53%56%6%******45%6%70%21%**39%13%53%13%64%5%71%
Unfavorable28%37%20%23%33%29%26%29%27%28%******48%8%29%53%18%9%47%8%15%6%58%19%62%6%21%0%100%0%60%14%19%34%24%**16%19%60%******19%68%6%47%**30%58%14%52%6%58%2%
Neutral27%25%29%35%26%25%26%29%25%28%******28%24%31%28%27%24%28%20%43%24%23%46%26%20%46%0%0%100%27%25%20%26%28%**26%21%25%******29%24%16%28%**28%24%27%27%26%29%24%
No Opinion6%5%7%9%8%3%5%8%4%6%******7%3%7%7%4%6%7%4%8%4%7%8%4%1%9%0%0%0%6%5%6%5%6%**5%4%9%******7%2%8%3%**3%5%6%8%4%8%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%16%28%33%23%44%56%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%15%47%39%14%35%43%17%39%28%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%47%49%44%51%
 
 
7Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?
602 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Approve28%31%25%24%28%31%26%26%29%28%******47%8%26%56%16%5%53%2%10%4%58%23%59%4%30%5%59%28%100%0%28%30%22%**11%22%67%******21%66%1%41%**28%59%13%57%3%56%5%
Disapprove65%61%69%73%64%63%62%67%63%65%******42%88%67%34%78%94%35%97%82%95%30%62%30%94%57%93%32%61%0%100%71%62%71%**82%73%24%******75%24%99%47%**64%32%83%31%96%33%92%
Not Sure7%8%7%3%8%5%12%6%8%8%******11%3%8%10%6%2%12%1%7%1%12%15%11%2%13%2%10%11%0%0%1%8%7%**7%4%9%******4%10%0%12%**8%9%4%13%1%11%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%16%28%33%23%44%56%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%15%47%39%14%35%43%17%39%28%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%47%49%44%51%
 
 
8Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the job the United States Congress is doing?
602 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Approve12%11%12%19%12%11%8%14%10%11%******9%15%11%10%9%21%9%18%7%16%6%11%9%16%7%17%8%9%12%13%100%0%11%**24%17%5%******15%5%19%4%**13%7%14%7%16%8%15%
Disapprove73%77%69%60%74%77%75%69%76%74%******81%63%74%83%75%56%82%64%65%64%86%67%85%66%69%66%87%70%80%70%0%100%72%**56%70%86%******67%88%58%95%**74%88%66%84%62%84%64%
Not Sure15%11%19%21%14%12%18%16%14%15%******10%22%15%7%17%23%9%18%27%20%8%22%7%17%24%18%5%21%9%17%0%0%17%**21%13%9%******18%7%23%1%**13%5%20%9%21%8%21%
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%48%52%16%28%33%23%44%56%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%15%47%39%14%35%43%17%39%28%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%47%49%44%51%
 
 
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?
589 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Economy57%54%59%45%62%59%57%56%58%57%******57%63%45%50%64%53%53%61%62%62%50%61%46%63%65%61%48%60%46%62%52%56%100%**0%0%0%******64%35%59%51%**56%50%60%51%62%49%63%
Environment3%2%4%11%0%1%2%4%2%3%******1%3%5%2%4%2%1%4%5%4%1%4%1%4%4%4%1%3%1%4%4%2%0%**0%0%0%******2%0%7%1%**3%1%4%2%4%2%4%
Health Care10%8%11%14%8%10%8%10%9%10%******6%13%10%5%8%19%6%12%11%13%3%14%6%13%8%13%5%9%4%12%19%7%0%**100%0%0%******13%2%13%4%**10%3%12%5%13%6%13%
Iraq8%8%8%9%9%6%9%9%7%8%******4%10%12%6%9%10%7%11%5%11%5%7%6%11%6%12%5%6%6%9%12%8%0%**0%100%0%******8%7%12%9%**7%6%9%6%11%6%10%
Terrorism9%11%7%2%7%13%11%5%12%9%******14%3%11%16%7%3%16%1%4%2%20%4%20%2%6%2%19%8%22%3%4%11%0%**0%0%100%******4%26%2%14%**12%18%5%17%2%18%2%
Gasoline4%5%3%1%6%3%5%4%4%4%******6%2%4%8%2%1%6%2%3%1%7%4%7%3%3%3%7%3%5%3%4%4%0%**0%0%0%******3%10%2%9%**0%7%3%7%2%6%2%
Education2%2%2%7%1%1%2%3%1%2%******2%3%2%1%2%5%2%3%3%4%1%2%2%3%3%4%1%2%2%3%3%2%0%**0%0%0%******2%0%2%1%**4%2%3%1%3%2%3%
Immigration4%7%2%6%5%4%3%5%4%4%******6%1%7%7%3%4%7%2%2%2%9%1%9%1%3%1%10%4%8%2%1%5%0%**0%0%0%******1%16%0%7%**7%10%2%7%1%8%1%
Other3%3%2%5%2%2%2%3%2%3%******4%1%4%5%2%1%3%2%3%1%5%1%4%1%2%1%3%3%5%2%0%3%0%**0%0%0%******2%4%2%2%**0%3%2%4%1%4%1%
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%******0%1%0%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%**0%0%0%******0%0%1%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%16%29%33%22%45%55%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%34%35%19%48%36%14%47%39%13%35%43%18%39%29%27%28%65%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%46%49%44%52%
 
 
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? ...
584 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Oil Companies45%39%52%41%50%44%44%47%44%46%******42%52%42%35%47%56%37%53%55%55%31%52%35%54%44%53%31%49%35%52%57%42%51%**59%44%21%******100%0%0%0%**0%28%55%35%55%35%55%
Environmentalists9%14%5%9%10%9%10%9%9%9%******16%4%8%21%4%2%17%2%6%1%21%4%21%1%8%1%23%8%23%3%4%11%6%**2%8%26%******0%100%0%0%**0%26%2%19%1%20%1%
The President9%9%9%17%6%9%6%10%8%9%******4%14%8%4%7%14%2%17%7%15%2%4%3%14%5%16%2%5%0%13%14%7%9%**12%13%2%******0%0%100%0%**0%4%11%2%15%2%14%
Congress13%13%13%8%13%14%16%11%15%13%******18%8%14%21%12%6%21%5%8%6%23%9%22%7%13%7%22%14%19%9%4%17%12%**5%15%21%******0%0%0%100%**0%23%9%21%6%21%7%
State Policy Makers3%3%3%6%3%2%2%4%2%3%******2%3%3%4%2%3%3%2%3%3%2%5%4%2%3%3%3%4%4%3%1%3%3%**4%0%3%******0%0%0%0%**0%3%3%3%3%3%2%
Foreign Governments9%9%8%6%7%12%8%7%10%9%******9%7%9%7%11%10%9%9%8%8%8%14%7%8%14%9%9%9%9%8%10%9%9%**9%7%12%******0%0%0%0%**100%8%9%9%8%9%9%
None Of These8%10%6%12%8%6%9%9%7%8%******6%8%12%5%13%6%8%10%7%8%8%6%6%10%6%8%8%8%7%9%5%9%7%**5%13%12%******0%0%0%0%**0%6%9%7%9%7%9%
Not Sure4%3%4%1%3%4%5%3%4%3%******3%4%4%4%4%4%4%2%6%3%4%5%3%3%5%3%3%4%3%3%4%2%4%**4%0%4%******0%0%0%0%**0%2%3%4%3%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%16%29%33%22%45%55%93%4%1%2%41%37%20%33%35%19%48%36%14%47%39%13%35%44%18%39%28%27%28%66%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%45%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%46%49%44%52%
 
 
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?
577 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of KuhlOpinion Of MassaBush 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 OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaKuhlMassa
Offshore Drilling27%33%21%27%26%26%29%27%27%27%******44%12%22%55%15%7%48%6%14%5%56%24%55%8%25%9%56%24%58%13%15%33%23%**9%20%54%******17%78%12%47%**24%100%0%52%3%50%8%
Alternative Sources Of Energy64%57%71%66%63%65%63%64%64%64%******45%83%67%32%77%89%39%91%75%92%30%60%31%88%65%87%32%64%30%81%77%58%67%**81%75%32%******77%11%81%43%**65%0%100%34%93%37%88%
Not Sure9%10%8%8%10%10%8%9%9%9%******11%5%10%13%8%4%13%3%12%3%14%16%14%4%10%4%12%12%12%6%7%10%9%**10%5%14%******7%11%7%10%**11%0%0%14%3%13%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%48%52%16%29%33%22%45%55%93%4%1%2%40%38%20%33%35%20%48%36%14%48%39%13%34%44%18%39%28%27%27%66%12%73%57%3%10%8%9%4%2%4%46%9%9%13%3%9%27%64%46%49%43%52%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.