Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14369
 
In Georgia, Chambliss Well Positioned to Hold US Senate Seat; McCain To Paint 15 Electoral Votes Red: In an election for United States Senator from Georgia today, 09/18/08, seven weeks till votes are counted, incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss defeats Democrat Jim Martin and Libertarian Allen Buckley, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WXIA-TV in Atlanta, WMAZ-TV in Macon, and for Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. Chambliss wins 53% to 36% to 8% today, backed by a broad coalition of men and women, young and old, Republicans and Independents, less educated and more educated, and voters in Northwest, Southern and Eastern GA. Democratic challenger Martin runs comparatively strongest in Greater Atlanta, among voters focused on the Economy, and among Moderates. 3rd-Party candidate Buckley receives 22% of Independent votes, 11% of the votes of those under age 50, and 24% of those who rarely go to church. Buckley appears to take more votes from Martin than Chambliss. To the extent Buckley's support collapses closer to Election Day, the contest between Chambliss and Martin could be closer than shown here.
 
Obama Has Few Points of Traction in Peachtree State: In an election for President of the United States in Georgia today, 09/18/08, seven weeks until votes are counted, Republican John McCain defeats Democrat Barack Obama 57% to 41%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WXIA-TV in Atlanta, and for Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. McCain leads 3:1 among white voters. Obama leads 23:1 among black voters. McCain leads by double digits among both men and women, among those under age 50 and those age 50+, among the less educated and the more educated, among those who earn more than $50K/year, and in all parts of Georgia outside of greater Atlanta. Obama runs comparatively strongest among Moderates, where he is up 5, in greater Atlanta, where he is up by 5, among Pro-Choice voters, where he is up by 14, among lower-income voters, where he and McCain tie, among voters focused on the Economy, where he trails McCain by 3, and among voters who think alternative sources of energy are more important than off-shore drilling, where he leads McCain 2:1.
 
Approval Ratings: Among likely voters in Georgia:

Chambliss is viewed favorably by 46%, unfavorably by 22%, for a Net Rating of Plus 24.
Martin is viewed favorably by 31%, unfavorably by 23%, for a Net Rating of Plus 8.
McCain is viewed favorably by 54%, unfavorably by 31%, for a Net Rating of Plus 23.
Obama is viewed favorably by 41%, unfavorably by 48%, for a Net Rating of Minus 7.
13% approve of the job the US Congress is doing.
41% approve of the job President George W. Bush is doing.
41% say oil companies are most responsible for the price of gasoline, followed by 15% who say the President is responsible, followed by 13% who say Congress.

 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Georgia adults 09/14/08 through 09/16/08. Interviews were conducted after federal bailout of Fannie Mae had been announced and as the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and federal bailout of AIG were unfolding. Of the adults, 798 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 684 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. Georgia has 15 Electoral College votes. George W. Bush carried Georgia by 17 points in 2004 and by 12 points in 2000.
 
If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
684 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
McCain (R)57%58%56%52%55%59%65%54%61%53%69%60%77%4%****92%13%60%83%47%17%57%56%59%56%49%74%42%51%58%49%61%95%2%36%3%97%79%88%11%49%15%92%68%97%23%47%61%50%**39%24%92%80%**92%59%91%6%81%**73%91%33%100%0%93%8%46%71%55%
Obama (D)41%40%41%46%43%38%31%44%36%45%27%37%20%94%****7%85%35%15%52%80%40%42%38%42%48%24%56%38%41%48%36%4%96%57%94%1%15%11%85%48%83%7%29%2%73%53%37%47%**60%76%6%19%**7%39%9%92%14%**24%8%64%0%100%6%90%51%25%44%
Other1%2%1%1%2%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%1%****1%1%3%1%1%2%1%1%1%1%3%1%1%5%1%1%1%0%2%3%1%1%3%1%2%2%1%1%2%1%2%1%2%2%**0%0%1%1%**1%1%0%1%4%**1%1%2%0%0%0%1%1%2%1%
Undecided1%0%2%1%1%1%3%1%2%1%3%2%1%1%****1%1%2%1%1%2%2%1%2%0%0%1%1%7%0%1%1%1%0%4%1%1%3%1%2%2%2%0%2%0%2%0%1%1%**1%0%1%0%**0%1%0%1%1%**1%0%1%0%0%1%1%1%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%27%32%26%15%59%41%53%7%40%68%26%3%3%42%36%17%40%35%11%53%47%60%23%17%48%48%11%88%34%66%54%31%12%41%48%9%46%22%22%31%23%34%41%53%13%71%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%41%53%36%35%31%34%
 
Georgia will also elect a United States Senator. If the election for United States Senator were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Saxby Chambliss? Democrat Jim Martin? Or Libertarian Allen Buckley?
684 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Saxby Chambliss (R)53%55%51%51%49%54%59%50%56%50%62%54%70%7%****88%12%51%80%40%12%54%51%56%51%42%70%37%51%53%47%56%86%4%33%9%88%60%90%4%34%9%89%65%91%21%44%56%46%**34%25%85%76%**75%56%84%6%71%**69%83%32%86%7%100%0%44%63%52%
Jim Martin (D)36%33%38%36%34%37%36%35%37%35%31%38%18%84%****5%79%23%14%47%62%35%36%36%38%32%22%48%29%36%40%33%6%80%50%77%4%21%7%78%47%87%5%18%2%64%46%32%44%**50%47%5%18%**14%34%8%77%15%**20%7%54%5%79%0%100%44%24%38%
Allen Buckley (L)8%10%6%7%14%5%2%11%4%11%4%5%9%3%****4%5%22%4%10%21%8%8%4%9%24%4%12%13%8%8%9%5%13%10%10%6%11%2%16%13%2%6%13%5%11%4%10%8%**5%26%8%4%**6%6%6%11%11%**9%6%11%6%10%0%0%10%8%7%
Undecided3%2%5%5%3%3%2%4%3%4%3%3%3%6%****3%3%4%2%3%5%3%4%5%2%2%4%2%6%3%6%2%2%3%7%4%2%8%0%2%5%2%0%4%2%4%6%2%3%**11%1%1%2%**5%4%2%6%3%**2%4%4%3%4%0%0%3%5%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%27%32%26%15%59%41%53%7%40%68%26%3%3%42%36%17%40%35%11%53%47%60%23%17%48%48%11%88%34%66%54%31%12%41%48%9%46%22%22%31%23%34%41%53%13%71%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%41%53%36%35%31%34%
 
3Is your opinion of John McCain ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of John McCain?
684 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable54%54%54%51%49%57%65%50%60%50%70%57%73%6%****90%14%52%80%42%20%56%53%57%54%46%71%40%48%55%45%59%100%0%0%9%91%66%87%12%45%16%87%66%96%21%46%58%47%**32%25%89%77%**83%57%88%7%76%**63%87%32%91%5%89%9%44%67%53%
Unfavorable31%32%30%35%35%29%20%35%26%35%15%28%14%74%****3%66%28%13%38%65%30%33%28%31%41%18%43%16%33%36%29%0%100%0%71%2%6%7%77%32%68%4%19%1%58%41%30%38%**45%57%5%14%**11%28%9%76%13%**15%7%48%1%73%2%69%37%20%35%
Neutral12%13%12%10%14%13%13%12%13%12%13%13%12%15%****6%15%19%6%18%14%14%11%12%15%12%10%15%33%10%16%10%0%0%100%16%6%27%5%11%22%13%7%14%3%18%10%11%14%**19%17%6%9%**5%14%3%11%11%**20%6%17%8%17%8%17%16%11%10%
No Opinion2%1%3%4%2%1%2%3%2%3%2%1%1%5%****1%4%1%1%1%1%1%4%3%1%1%2%2%2%2%3%1%0%0%0%4%0%0%0%0%1%3%1%1%0%3%3%1%1%**5%2%0%0%**1%1%0%6%0%**2%0%2%0%4%1%4%3%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%27%32%26%15%59%41%53%7%40%68%26%3%3%42%36%17%40%35%11%53%47%60%23%17%48%48%11%88%34%66%54%31%12%41%48%9%46%22%22%31%23%34%41%53%13%71%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%41%53%36%35%31%34%
 
4Is your opinion of Barack Obama ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of Barack Obama?
684 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable41%39%43%48%43%39%29%45%36%46%25%38%21%93%****9%84%36%15%53%81%41%41%39%43%49%24%58%44%41%48%38%7%94%54%100%0%0%13%84%47%83%7%29%5%72%53%37%48%**60%74%6%18%**12%40%10%90%13%**28%9%64%3%96%7%89%53%25%45%
Unfavorable48%52%45%46%45%51%55%46%52%45%55%52%65%5%****79%11%51%77%34%13%49%49%52%44%43%68%32%30%51%41%53%81%4%25%0%100%0%76%13%39%10%89%55%87%18%38%53%42%**26%20%88%73%**75%48%82%5%75%**59%83%27%83%1%81%5%38%62%47%
Neutral9%7%10%5%10%9%12%8%10%8%17%9%11%2%****11%5%10%6%12%5%10%8%8%12%7%7%9%25%6%9%8%11%2%19%0%0%100%9%3%13%7%3%14%7%8%8%8%9%**11%6%5%8%**10%10%7%5%11%**11%7%8%12%3%10%5%8%12%7%
No Opinion2%1%2%1%2%1%4%1%2%1%4%1%2%0%****2%0%2%1%0%1%0%3%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%1%2%0%1%0%0%0%2%0%1%1%0%2%1%1%2%1%1%**3%0%1%0%**3%1%1%0%1%**1%2%1%2%0%2%1%0%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%27%32%26%15%59%41%53%7%40%68%26%3%3%42%36%17%40%35%11%53%47%60%23%17%48%48%11%88%34%66%54%31%12%41%48%9%46%22%22%31%23%34%41%53%13%71%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%41%53%36%35%31%34%
 
5If your opinion of Saxby Chambliss is...
684 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable46%49%43%42%40%50%58%41%53%41%58%50%59%13%****72%14%48%68%38%12%45%47%48%41%46%62%32%48%46%43%49%74%11%20%15%72%50%100%0%0%17%81%53%75%23%42%50%40%**40%20%73%69%**66%48%74%15%63%**57%76%28%71%12%79%9%37%57%46%
Unfavorable22%23%22%18%25%26%19%22%23%21%15%25%15%39%****7%44%19%8%29%64%25%20%18%28%32%13%33%17%23%23%22%5%56%19%46%6%8%0%100%0%52%7%12%4%39%28%23%27%**29%56%5%5%**12%24%7%45%14%**8%10%34%4%47%2%49%30%14%22%
Neutral22%22%21%23%24%19%19%23%19%23%25%20%19%29%****15%27%24%20%22%19%21%23%22%26%15%19%25%24%21%24%20%18%22%38%25%17%32%0%0%100%22%7%33%17%24%17%21%22%**20%16%17%19%**21%20%16%20%22%**22%12%24%19%25%14%29%22%21%22%
No Opinion10%5%14%17%11%5%4%14%4%15%2%5%7%19%****5%15%9%4%11%5%10%10%12%5%7%6%11%11%10%10%9%3%11%22%15%5%10%0%0%0%9%4%3%4%14%13%6%11%**11%8%5%7%**1%8%3%20%2%**13%2%14%6%16%5%14%11%8%10%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%27%32%26%15%59%41%53%7%40%68%26%3%3%42%36%17%40%35%11%53%47%60%23%17%48%48%11%88%34%66%54%31%12%41%48%9%46%22%22%31%23%34%41%53%13%71%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%41%53%36%35%31%34%
 
6If your opinion of Jim Martin is...
684 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable31%30%31%33%26%34%30%29%32%30%24%32%19%64%****8%61%24%16%37%55%30%31%29%33%30%20%41%22%31%33%29%9%67%31%61%6%24%11%71%32%100%0%0%5%52%42%30%38%**48%44%7%14%**16%33%7%60%11%**18%11%44%8%62%5%75%37%22%32%
Unfavorable23%27%19%26%17%25%25%21%25%20%23%26%29%7%****35%9%22%37%16%7%24%22%25%18%22%31%16%19%23%20%24%36%3%13%4%42%9%40%7%8%0%100%0%39%11%18%26%19%**7%8%36%39%**35%18%55%5%33%**34%42%10%37%4%38%3%22%25%22%
Neutral34%35%34%26%41%32%38%34%34%34%46%33%39%20%****40%22%45%35%36%31%35%34%33%39%36%38%32%44%33%35%34%41%21%39%24%39%54%39%18%52%0%0%100%40%28%28%34%29%**31%46%48%30%**37%36%27%25%42%**44%37%33%41%24%42%17%30%40%33%
No Opinion13%8%16%15%16%10%7%15%9%16%6%9%14%9%****17%8%9%12%11%7%12%13%13%11%12%12%12%14%12%12%13%13%9%16%10%13%12%9%4%9%0%0%0%16%9%11%9%13%**13%2%9%16%**12%13%11%10%14%**4%9%13%14%10%14%5%11%13%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%27%32%26%15%59%41%53%7%40%68%26%3%3%42%36%17%40%35%11%53%47%60%23%17%48%48%11%88%34%66%54%31%12%41%48%9%46%22%22%31%23%34%41%53%13%71%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%41%53%36%35%31%34%
 
7Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?
684 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Approve41%44%39%38%42%42%44%40%43%40%49%42%56%4%****74%4%38%69%27%9%43%40%45%39%30%58%27%27%43%33%46%73%1%9%5%74%34%67%8%33%7%70%49%100%0%37%43%35%**22%15%79%55%**66%42%70%2%63%**51%70%22%70%2%71%2%33%50%41%
Disapprove53%52%55%59%52%53%46%55%51%56%41%52%37%94%****18%93%56%26%68%89%52%55%48%57%68%36%69%64%52%62%48%21%99%77%93%20%50%27%92%60%91%25%44%0%100%60%53%60%**74%83%14%41%**21%52%28%96%28%**41%25%74%22%96%22%95%62%41%55%
Not Sure5%4%6%3%6%5%9%5%7%5%10%6%7%2%****8%3%5%5%6%2%5%6%7%4%2%6%4%9%5%6%5%6%0%14%2%6%16%6%1%7%2%4%8%0%0%3%4%5%**4%2%7%4%**12%6%3%2%9%**8%5%5%8%2%7%3%5%9%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%27%32%26%15%59%41%53%7%40%68%26%3%3%42%36%17%40%35%11%53%47%60%23%17%48%48%11%88%34%66%54%31%12%41%48%9%46%22%22%31%23%34%41%53%13%71%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%41%53%36%35%31%34%
 
8Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the job the United States Congress is doing?
684 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Approve13%15%12%18%15%10%8%16%9%16%10%10%12%17%****13%15%11%9%18%11%14%12%13%12%18%12%14%10%14%16%12%11%17%10%17%10%11%12%16%10%18%10%11%12%15%100%0%13%**18%21%12%4%**7%16%4%15%4%**15%11%15%11%17%11%17%14%13%12%
Disapprove71%75%68%64%67%79%80%65%80%65%79%78%75%61%****71%67%82%81%68%74%72%70%70%70%76%75%70%75%71%67%74%76%69%65%64%78%68%77%72%71%69%83%72%74%71%0%100%73%**54%67%81%83%**87%66%93%62%88%**76%82%69%76%64%76%64%71%72%71%
Not Sure16%10%21%19%18%11%12%19%11%19%12%12%13%22%****16%18%7%10%15%16%14%18%17%18%7%13%16%15%15%17%15%13%14%25%19%11%20%11%11%19%13%6%17%14%14%0%0%14%**28%12%8%13%**6%18%3%23%7%**10%7%16%13%19%13%19%14%16%17%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%27%32%26%15%59%41%53%7%40%68%26%3%3%42%36%17%40%35%11%53%47%60%23%17%48%48%11%88%34%66%54%31%12%41%48%9%46%22%22%31%23%34%41%53%13%71%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%41%53%36%35%31%34%
 
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?
630 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Economy46%44%47%45%47%46%43%46%45%46%46%45%43%57%****44%49%45%41%54%47%49%41%51%43%32%36%55%46%46%38%49%39%56%50%53%39%49%39%54%47%57%40%39%38%51%45%46%100%**0%0%0%0%**0%50%27%45%42%**43%34%53%39%54%39%57%46%45%46%
Environment1%1%1%0%2%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%****0%1%2%1%1%3%1%1%0%2%4%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%2%1%0%0%2%1%1%0%1%1%1%3%1%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%1%0%0%1%**1%0%2%1%2%0%2%2%1%1%
Health Care9%9%10%9%7%13%11%8%12%7%11%12%8%15%****6%15%7%6%10%7%8%11%9%12%6%11%8%13%9%14%7%6%14%14%14%5%12%8%12%9%15%3%9%5%13%14%7%0%**100%0%0%0%**0%12%1%16%8%**5%6%10%6%14%6%14%9%9%10%
Iraq7%8%6%8%10%4%5%9%4%9%3%5%6%6%****3%14%4%3%6%24%7%8%4%8%17%5%10%7%7%10%5%3%13%9%13%3%5%3%18%5%10%2%9%2%11%11%7%0%**0%100%0%0%**0%7%3%19%3%**2%2%12%3%13%3%9%8%4%10%
Terrorism11%12%9%7%10%12%17%9%14%8%20%13%14%4%****15%2%18%16%7%5%11%11%12%10%9%17%5%4%12%10%12%18%2%5%2%20%6%17%2%9%3%17%15%21%3%10%12%0%**0%0%100%0%**0%7%24%3%14%**21%18%5%17%2%17%2%9%16%8%
Gasoline13%16%10%23%10%10%8%16%9%17%4%10%14%7%****17%8%9%18%9%6%11%15%12%12%19%17%9%14%13%14%12%18%6%9%6%19%12%19%3%12%6%23%11%17%10%4%15%0%**0%0%0%100%**0%12%28%12%16%**10%24%6%18%6%19%6%11%12%16%
Education4%3%6%6%5%3%4%5%3%6%6%3%3%8%****3%7%2%3%6%4%5%3%4%6%5%3%5%7%4%4%4%3%5%6%6%2%7%3%3%9%5%3%7%3%6%10%3%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%5%1%4%1%**9%2%7%3%6%4%7%7%4%2%
Immigration6%5%7%2%8%7%7%5%7%4%8%7%7%1%****7%3%8%8%4%2%5%6%6%6%4%7%4%7%6%5%6%9%2%2%2%9%7%8%3%6%3%9%6%9%2%3%7%0%**0%0%0%0%**100%4%12%0%11%**5%10%3%9%1%8%2%6%6%4%
Other1%1%2%0%1%2%2%1%2%1%0%2%2%0%****2%0%2%2%1%1%2%1%1%1%2%2%1%0%1%1%1%2%1%1%1%2%1%2%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%0%2%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%1%3%0%1%**0%2%1%2%0%1%0%1%1%1%
Not Sure2%1%2%0%1%3%2%1%3%1%0%3%2%2%****2%1%3%1%2%1%1%3%1%1%2%2%1%1%2%2%1%2%1%2%2%1%1%2%1%2%1%1%2%2%1%0%1%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%1%2%1%3%**2%2%1%2%2%2%1%1%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%27%32%26%16%58%42%53%7%41%69%25%3%3%42%36%17%41%35%11%54%46%59%23%18%48%48%11%89%33%67%55%31%12%41%49%9%47%22%21%31%22%35%42%53%13%73%46%1%9%7%11%13%4%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%57%40%53%35%35%31%34%
 
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? ...
611 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Oil Companies41%38%44%44%37%41%46%40%43%39%59%41%46%33%****46%39%29%42%41%46%41%42%45%36%37%41%42%48%40%42%41%42%38%46%41%40%46%42%44%40%45%33%43%41%41%52%38%46%**51%38%26%37%**30%100%0%0%0%**0%35%46%42%40%43%41%40%44%40%
Environmentalists9%11%8%10%7%11%11%8%11%8%6%12%10%3%****11%6%14%16%7%1%10%9%9%10%9%13%7%11%9%10%9%15%3%2%2%16%8%15%3%7%2%23%7%16%5%3%12%6%**1%4%21%20%**19%0%100%0%0%**0%20%2%15%2%15%2%8%10%10%
The President15%12%17%21%16%12%7%18%10%20%2%11%5%40%****2%33%12%6%15%29%12%18%14%15%18%11%17%6%16%21%12%2%37%13%33%1%8%5%29%14%30%3%11%1%27%17%13%15%**25%39%3%14%**0%0%0%100%0%**0%4%23%2%34%2%33%16%8%20%
Congress13%17%10%9%12%17%18%10%17%11%16%16%17%5%****18%6%16%20%10%11%14%12%12%15%16%15%11%16%13%11%14%18%6%11%4%20%17%18%8%14%5%20%16%20%7%4%16%12%**11%5%17%16%**25%0%0%0%100%**0%23%8%19%5%18%6%10%18%13%
State Policy Makers2%1%3%3%4%1%1%3%1%4%1%1%2%5%****1%4%0%0%3%5%3%1%2%4%0%2%3%1%2%1%3%1%4%3%3%1%1%2%4%1%5%0%2%2%3%5%2%3%**1%0%1%1%**4%0%0%0%0%**0%2%2%1%4%1%4%2%1%4%
Foreign Governments9%10%8%9%11%9%3%10%7%11%3%8%10%6%****11%4%14%7%13%4%11%6%9%8%10%9%10%10%9%6%10%10%4%14%6%10%11%11%3%10%5%13%11%11%7%10%9%8%**5%3%17%7%**8%0%0%0%0%**100%9%9%11%5%11%5%13%10%4%
None Of These7%9%5%5%9%7%7%7%7%6%7%8%9%3%****8%3%12%6%7%3%7%7%5%8%10%7%7%6%7%5%8%9%4%5%5%9%4%7%5%8%4%7%6%9%6%7%7%6%**2%9%9%6%**11%0%0%0%0%**0%5%7%8%5%8%4%8%6%6%
Not Sure3%2%4%0%4%3%6%2%4%2%6%4%2%6%****2%4%3%2%3%2%2%4%3%5%0%2%4%3%3%4%3%2%4%6%4%2%4%2%4%5%3%1%4%2%4%0%3%3%**5%1%4%1%**2%0%0%0%0%**0%2%3%2%5%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%26%32%26%16%58%42%52%7%41%69%24%3%3%43%35%18%40%36%11%55%45%58%24%18%49%48%11%89%34%66%55%30%13%41%50%9%47%23%20%30%23%35%42%52%13%73%45%1%10%7%11%13%5%6%41%9%15%13%2%9%36%52%58%40%53%34%36%31%33%
 
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?
598 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of ChamblissOpinion Of MartinBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US SenaRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaChamblisMartinAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Offshore Drilling36%44%29%36%30%40%42%33%41%33%39%40%45%11%****52%15%37%56%25%14%33%39%37%30%40%49%25%31%37%37%36%57%8%17%8%60%28%58%15%22%14%67%39%60%17%32%41%28%**23%12%59%64%**61%31%75%10%62%**35%100%0%57%7%56%8%25%46%40%
Alternative Sources Of Energy52%49%56%57%56%48%47%56%48%57%52%47%44%76%****35%75%51%34%64%84%56%48%51%55%55%39%66%57%52%49%55%31%83%70%83%28%50%31%78%61%77%24%49%27%74%62%50%63%**58%84%23%22%**31%59%12%80%31%**50%0%100%30%83%31%82%67%42%46%
Not Sure11%7%15%8%14%12%10%11%12%11%9%13%11%13%****13%10%12%11%10%2%10%13%12%15%5%12%8%11%11%15%10%12%9%14%9%11%23%11%7%17%9%9%12%13%9%6%9%10%**18%4%18%13%**7%10%12%10%7%**14%0%0%13%10%13%10%8%12%14%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%47%53%25%32%26%16%58%42%52%7%41%69%24%3%3%43%35%18%40%36%11%55%45%58%24%18%49%48%11%88%34%66%55%31%13%41%50%9%47%23%20%30%23%35%42%53%13%73%44%1%9%7%11%14%5%6%41%10%15%13%2%9%36%52%58%40%54%34%36%31%33%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.