Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19696
 
1Are you following news stories out of the Middle East?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes73%78%68%54%79%86%85%65%86%84%65%64%71%87%70%84%88%82%69%
No22%17%27%41%19%10%8%31%9%12%29%31%23%10%25%13%9%18%26%
Not Sure5%5%4%5%3%4%7%4%5%4%5%5%6%3%4%3%3%0%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%26%24%17%59%41%42%8%36%14%23%43%23%25%36%24%
 
 
2Has President Obama's response to the situation in the middle east been ... too forceful? Not forceful enough? Or just right?
513 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Too Forceful6%5%8%10%8%3%4%9%3%7%10%4%7%5%7%8%3%7%13%
Not Forceful Enough45%45%45%35%43%58%43%39%52%50%21%40%53%75%24%46%72%41%19%
Just Right45%49%42%49%47%39%48%48%43%39%68%54%38%15%68%41%23%48%68%
Not Sure3%0%6%7%1%0%5%4%2%5%0%2%1%5%1%4%2%5%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%53%47%24%28%29%19%52%48%48%7%32%14%27%41%26%30%39%22%
 
 
3If Mitt Romney were the President, would his response to the situation in the Middle East be ... stronger, weaker, or the same as President Obama's response?
513 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Stronger44%48%41%39%42%50%47%40%49%53%29%35%45%75%27%44%65%42%24%
Weaker37%37%38%43%41%32%33%42%32%30%58%44%34%8%59%34%17%38%57%
The Same14%13%14%12%14%15%14%13%15%11%11%17%16%11%13%13%13%13%17%
Not Sure5%2%7%7%4%4%5%5%4%6%2%3%4%6%1%10%5%7%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%53%47%24%28%29%19%52%48%48%7%32%14%27%41%26%30%39%22%
 
 
4Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the job Hillary Clinton is doing as Secretary of State?
513 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Approve60%59%61%55%63%55%68%60%61%55%78%66%57%34%83%51%41%65%75%
Disapprove30%36%25%27%30%39%23%28%33%33%8%28%39%53%11%37%50%25%14%
Not Sure10%6%14%18%7%5%9%12%7%13%13%6%4%12%6%11%9%9%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%53%47%24%28%29%19%52%48%48%7%32%14%27%41%26%30%39%22%
 
 
5Is the situation in the Middle East about to ... escalate into more widespread violence? Or calm down?
513 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Escalate62%59%66%66%61%66%55%63%61%72%53%58%46%81%47%67%84%55%47%
Calm Down29%36%22%25%31%28%36%28%31%21%34%35%46%17%41%26%10%37%45%
Not Sure8%5%12%9%9%6%10%9%8%8%13%8%8%2%12%7%6%8%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%53%47%24%28%29%19%52%48%48%7%32%14%27%41%26%30%39%22%
 
 
6How likely is it that the current situation in the Middle East could lead a terror attack in Southern California? Very likely? Somewhat likely? Not very likely? Or not at all likely?
513 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Very16%17%15%16%14%20%16%15%18%21%15%15%6%20%9%20%29%9%6%
Somewhat41%35%46%40%44%41%34%42%39%38%29%46%43%45%36%39%36%50%26%
Not Very30%33%27%22%36%30%32%29%31%28%43%29%32%26%39%26%28%31%36%
Not At All11%13%10%22%5%6%16%13%10%13%4%10%13%7%15%14%5%8%31%
Not Sure2%1%2%0%2%3%1%1%2%0%9%0%5%2%1%1%2%2%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%53%47%24%28%29%19%52%48%48%7%32%14%27%41%26%30%39%22%
 
 
7Compared to how you usually feel, are you currently more concerned about your personal safety as a result of the situation in the Middle East? Less concerned? Or are you neither no more nor no less concerned?
513 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
More Concerned34%29%39%33%35%41%22%34%33%32%19%33%49%38%27%34%47%26%21%
Less Concerned10%10%10%10%13%7%10%11%8%8%32%10%5%11%11%4%6%10%14%
Neither53%60%46%56%52%45%63%54%52%57%45%55%42%49%56%62%46%59%64%
Not Sure3%2%4%0%1%7%4%0%6%3%5%2%4%2%6%0%1%6%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories100%53%47%24%28%29%19%52%48%48%7%32%14%27%41%26%30%39%22%