Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20326
 
1 in 3 in Fresno Say They Will Suffer "A Lot" If Sequester Goes into Effect, Blame Republicans and President Equally:

34% of Fresno-area adults say their personal finances will suffer "a lot" if the federal budget sequester takes place, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for ABC30 KFSN-TV. 42% say they will suffer "a little;" 19% do not expect to suffer at all.

30% say the President will be most responsible if the sequester goes into effect; 29% say Republicans in Congress will be most responsible; 39% say both would be equally responsible.

Full results follow.

 
1Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way President Obama is handling federal spending?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve34%35%33%34%36%32%35%35%33%26%**36%38%35%30%38%12%58%31%12%44%34%34%33%36%33%32%33%
Disapprove57%56%58%54%50%65%59%52%63%66%**51%55%61%60%46%84%34%53%82%50%46%48%60%58%54%61%62%
Not Sure9%9%9%12%14%3%6%13%4%7%**13%7%4%10%16%5%7%15%6%6%20%18%7%6%13%7%5%
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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
2Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way Republicans in Congress are handling federal spending?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve27%24%29%19%34%28%29%25%28%33%**20%25%32%23%22%48%19%18%46%19%26%20%30%27%20%33%37%
Disapprove67%72%62%70%60%69%67%66%68%61%**71%70%64%68%69%47%79%69%43%78%64%68%62%72%72%61%60%
Not Sure7%5%9%11%6%3%4%9%3%6%**8%5%3%9%9%5%3%13%10%3%10%12%8%1%9%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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
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+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Very40%46%34%38%40%43%37%39%41%40%**38%37%100%0%0%41%46%36%54%40%33%35%30%55%35%43%49%
Somewhat34%30%38%25%31%41%46%28%43%33%**39%27%0%100%0%36%39%28%31%39%26%32%44%24%39%30%31%
Not Very22%19%25%29%27%12%15%28%13%22%**19%37%0%0%84%22%11%32%11%20%30%30%22%17%21%25%14%
Not At All4%5%3%7%2%4%2%5%3%4%**4%0%0%0%16%1%4%4%5%0%10%4%5%4%5%2%6%
Not Sure0%---------------------------
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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
4If the sequester goes into effect, in the short term, will it be ... good for the US economy? Bad for the US economy? Or will it have no impact?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Good23%25%21%32%19%15%24%27%18%20%**29%13%27%22%19%23%24%16%30%16%27%29%21%23%27%17%25%
Bad51%53%49%43%53%62%48%47%56%48%**52%61%58%54%36%48%55%52%40%60%47%46%49%56%50%53%45%
No Impact18%16%19%16%16%18%22%16%20%22%**14%7%13%15%28%25%15%16%25%15%15%18%19%14%14%21%21%
Not Sure8%7%10%10%12%5%6%11%5%10%**5%19%3%8%17%4%5%16%5%9%10%7%11%7%8%9%9%
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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
5In the long term, will the sequester going into effect be ...
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Good29%27%32%38%23%24%30%32%26%27%**31%25%36%32%16%30%35%26%39%23%30%26%29%33%31%28%32%
Bad47%54%41%38%56%54%44%45%50%45%**54%45%52%45%43%46%51%44%40%54%48%49%44%50%47%48%42%
No Impact13%13%12%13%10%14%15%12%14%15%**8%13%7%11%23%18%8%12%13%13%8%16%13%10%12%12%17%
Not Sure10%7%14%11%11%8%11%11%9%13%**7%18%4%12%19%6%7%17%7%11%14%10%14%6%10%12%9%
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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
6Thinking about your own personal finances, will you personally suffer ...
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
A Lot34%34%33%35%34%39%23%34%32%26%**38%50%34%33%33%38%28%31%34%28%34%40%34%28%37%30%24%
A Little42%37%46%45%33%40%48%40%43%46%**43%27%40%40%46%37%50%40%32%51%42%38%48%35%40%47%43%
Not At All19%23%15%11%26%19%25%17%21%24%**12%15%21%23%11%19%17%24%27%19%12%9%15%31%16%22%27%
Not Sure6%6%6%9%7%2%4%8%3%5%**7%9%5%4%10%7%5%5%7%2%11%13%3%6%7%2%5%
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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
7If the sequester goes into effect, who will be most responsible? The President? Republicans in Congress? Or would they both be equally responsible?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
President30%33%28%20%30%42%32%24%38%41%**19%29%40%33%10%54%15%25%60%18%26%23%27%38%21%33%50%
Republicans29%35%24%23%38%30%29%29%30%25%**30%31%35%26%25%5%55%32%11%40%37%20%27%39%24%31%36%
Both39%31%46%55%31%25%39%45%31%33%**48%41%24%39%60%41%27%42%29%41%31%54%44%23%53%33%14%
Not Sure2%1%2%2%1%3%1%2%2%1%**3%0%0%1%4%0%3%2%0%2%6%4%2%0%2%3%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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
8Will sequestration turn out to be a successful? ... or unsuccessful ... way to reduce the size of government?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Successful22%24%19%29%15%17%23%23%20%24%**19%17%25%20%18%27%20%17%27%19%26%21%21%23%21%18%35%
Unsuccessful54%56%52%49%61%61%45%54%54%51%**57%52%57%55%50%59%50%55%52%62%42%47%52%62%51%58%53%
Not Sure24%20%29%22%24%22%32%23%26%25%**23%31%18%26%32%14%30%27%21%19%32%32%27%15%28%24%11%
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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
9Has President Barack Obama been leading? Or failing to lead? On this issue?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Leading37%43%32%38%45%34%31%41%33%29%**42%42%40%35%36%16%60%34%20%48%32%49%30%41%38%33%38%
Failing To Lead49%48%50%47%44%52%54%46%53%60%**39%54%55%50%38%80%21%49%73%42%35%35%56%48%48%48%57%
Not Sure14%9%18%15%11%14%14%13%14%11%**20%4%4%15%26%4%19%17%7%10%33%16%14%11%14%19%5%
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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
10Has Speaker of the House John Boehner been leading? Or failing to lead? On this issue?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFollowingParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Leading28%26%29%28%28%28%27%28%27%34%**25%10%39%28%10%40%23%25%48%22%12%24%27%31%24%26%38%
Failing To Lead55%60%51%54%56%55%57%55%56%52%**54%75%55%52%60%49%62%49%37%62%65%51%54%60%58%52%54%
Not Sure17%14%20%18%15%18%16%17%17%14%**22%15%6%20%30%10%15%26%15%15%23%25%19%10%18%22%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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%23%25%18%57%43%47%4%40%8%40%34%26%33%33%27%28%43%15%21%45%34%49%33%18%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.