Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14283
 
In MN3, Slight Edge to Republicans as they Attempt to Hold Ramstad's Seat: In an election for the open seat in the United States House of Representatives from Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District today, 09/01/08, two months till votes are counted, Republican Erik Paulsen edges DFL Party candidate Ashwin Madia, 44% to 41%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. 10% of voters choose "other," which in this district would be one of the candidates from the Independence Party, whose primary is next week. The survey results are within the margin of sampling error. Paulsen leads among men. Madia leads among women. Independents split. Moderates break 3:2 Democrat. Paulsen leads among voters age 35 to 49. All other age groups split. Madia runs 7 points weaker than Barack Obama in the district. Democrat Obama is viewed favorably by 49%. DFL Madia is viewed favorably by 29%. Republican McCain is viewed favorably by 46%. Republican Paulsen is viewed favorably by 30%. Retiring 9-term Republican congressman Jim Ramstad is viewed favorably by 56%. In MN3, 16% approve of the job that the US Congress is doing. 35% approve of the job that President George W. Bush is doing.
 
Filtering / Context: Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District forms a crescent around the western Minneapolis suburbs and is one of the most affluent in the state. Incumbent republican Jim Ramstad is not seeking a 10th term. George W. Bush received 51% in the district in 2004. 700 registered voters were interviewed 08/26/08 through 08/28/08 using Registration Based Sample from Aristotle of Washington DC. Of the registered voters, 636 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in November. Given the potential for a comparatively large 3rd-Party vote, and given that an additional 6 percent of voters are undecided, any outcome is possible on election day.
 
If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
McCain (R)46%53%40%41%52%44%47%48%45%****48%**90%4%42%88%37%4%87%1%33%4%95%64%81%9%40%7%90%51%96%15%20%55%45%**18%18%90%81%**84%26%94%8%76%**57%89%21%100%0%90%5%
Obama (D)48%41%55%54%43%50%51%46%50%****47%**8%92%49%7%57%93%10%97%54%93%1%23%17%90%54%90%7%44%2%79%76%40%50%**77%81%8%17%**8%70%5%87%15%**38%8%74%0%100%8%92%
Other3%3%2%3%3%3%1%3%2%****3%**1%3%4%3%3%1%1%2%6%1%3%6%2%0%3%1%1%4%1%4%3%3%2%**3%0%1%2%**6%2%1%2%7%**1%2%2%0%0%2%2%
Undecided3%2%3%2%3%3%2%2%3%****3%**1%1%4%2%3%2%2%0%7%2%1%6%0%1%2%2%1%1%1%3%2%3%4%**2%1%1%0%**1%2%0%4%2%**5%1%2%0%0%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%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
If the election for U.S. House of Representatives, were today, would you vote for ... (names rotated) Republican Erik Paulsen? DFL candidate Ashwin Madia?
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Erik Paulsen (R)44%49%39%39%49%42%42%45%42%****44%**86%4%38%86%32%5%77%5%33%9%84%54%86%7%37%5%92%47%90%15%22%51%44%**15%15%88%77%**83%23%89%9%76%**58%86%19%85%7%100%0%
Ashwin Madia (DFL)41%35%46%41%36%44%44%38%44%****40%**5%83%39%4%46%83%10%81%44%74%5%22%11%85%45%95%2%29%3%66%64%33%41%**66%66%3%14%**6%59%4%80%8%**30%6%62%4%77%0%100%
Other10%10%10%14%8%9%12%10%10%****10%**8%9%14%7%13%9%8%8%17%9%8%16%2%7%14%0%5%18%5%12%9%10%10%**13%12%5%5%**8%11%5%6%12%**10%6%12%8%10%0%0%
Undecided6%6%5%6%7%6%3%6%5%****6%**1%5%9%3%8%4%5%6%6%7%3%8%1%2%4%0%0%6%2%7%5%6%5%**6%6%4%4%**4%7%2%5%4%**2%3%7%3%6%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%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
Is your opinion of John McCain ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of John McCain?
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Favorable46%52%41%35%52%46%46%46%46%****48%**83%11%38%80%39%10%100%0%0%15%83%54%78%14%39%14%83%48%88%19%26%53%45%**20%25%87%67%**70%29%84%11%67%**59%79%27%86%10%81%11%
Unfavorable34%29%38%40%27%36%36%31%36%****33%**3%70%33%5%34%75%0%100%0%65%3%10%11%76%35%68%5%26%1%56%55%28%34%**54%59%4%13%**6%47%4%74%13%**21%5%51%0%68%4%68%
Neutral18%18%19%24%19%16%17%21%16%****18%**12%18%27%14%25%14%0%0%100%19%13%33%11%10%25%17%11%24%11%22%18%18%19%**23%14%8%20%**24%22%12%15%19%**17%15%21%13%21%14%20%
No Opinion2%2%1%1%2%2%1%2%2%****2%**1%1%2%1%2%2%0%0%0%1%0%3%0%0%1%1%0%1%0%2%1%2%2%**2%2%0%0%**0%1%0%0%1%**3%1%2%0%2%0%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%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
Is your opinion of Barack Obama ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of Barack Obama?
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Favorable49%41%55%56%43%50%50%47%50%****47%**11%89%49%9%56%93%16%93%50%100%0%0%18%89%53%91%9%40%5%77%75%40%51%**74%82%12%14%**8%68%4%88%15%**41%9%73%4%93%11%89%
Unfavorable38%43%34%35%44%36%35%41%36%****39%**74%5%32%79%25%5%69%3%28%0%100%0%68%7%33%6%83%39%83%12%18%46%33%**15%13%76%75%**82%19%89%10%70%**43%79%15%78%1%74%4%
Neutral11%13%10%7%12%11%14%10%12%****12%**12%5%17%9%19%2%13%3%20%0%0%100%13%4%13%4%6%19%11%10%6%13%14%**8%5%12%10%**9%12%7%1%13%**11%11%11%16%6%14%6%
No Opinion2%2%1%2%1%3%0%1%2%****1%**2%1%2%3%1%1%2%0%2%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%1%1%2%1%1%2%2%**2%0%0%1%**1%1%0%1%2%**4%1%2%2%0%2%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%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
If your opinion of Erik Paulsen is...
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Favorable30%37%24%22%33%29%35%29%31%****31%**53%9%27%55%21%11%51%10%18%11%54%34%100%0%0%12%74%27%58%14%17%36%29%**16%10%65%55%**46%16%67%14%48%**35%56%14%53%11%60%8%
Unfavorable12%13%12%7%12%14%14%10%14%****12%**3%24%10%3%11%29%4%27%6%22%2%5%0%100%0%32%5%5%2%19%27%9%9%**18%26%2%2%**5%16%4%25%5%**7%3%17%2%22%2%25%
Neutral36%33%38%34%32%41%35%33%39%****36%**31%40%38%28%45%32%30%38%48%39%31%42%0%0%100%39%17%58%28%41%38%35%40%**34%31%28%31%**42%41%22%34%35%**36%30%41%31%40%30%40%
No Opinion21%17%25%36%23%16%16%27%16%****21%**13%27%24%14%23%28%15%25%27%27%12%19%0%0%0%16%4%10%11%27%19%20%21%**32%33%5%11%**7%27%7%27%12%**21%11%28%13%27%8%27%
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%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
If your opinion of Ashwin Madia is...
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Favorable29%27%31%20%24%35%36%23%35%****29%**5%59%28%4%34%62%9%59%27%55%4%9%12%77%32%100%0%0%5%46%54%22%29%**48%50%4%7%**5%41%4%59%5%**19%6%43%4%55%3%68%
Unfavorable23%29%18%17%28%24%17%24%22%****23%**45%3%19%48%13%4%41%4%14%4%50%13%56%9%11%0%100%0%49%8%9%29%21%**7%9%53%47%**43%8%64%8%43%**29%50%8%45%3%48%1%
Neutral30%27%33%32%30%27%34%30%30%****30%**33%26%31%31%33%21%32%23%39%25%31%51%27%12%48%0%0%100%31%29%25%32%32%**29%22%30%28%**35%32%21%17%34%**33%30%29%33%27%33%21%
No Opinion18%17%19%31%18%13%13%22%13%****18%**17%12%23%17%20%13%18%15%19%16%15%27%6%2%9%0%0%0%15%17%12%17%18%**16%18%13%18%**17%19%12%16%19%**19%15%19%18%15%16%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%
Composition of Likely Voters100%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
If your opinion of Jim Ramstad is...
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Favorable56%57%54%30%55%62%66%47%64%****58%**62%47%59%60%61%43%65%45%52%49%60%70%68%53%53%55%65%57%65%50%51%58%58%**58%46%65%52%**59%57%64%34%53%**61%62%52%63%49%65%48%
Unfavorable9%10%8%12%10%8%9%11%8%****9%**7%12%10%8%8%12%5%15%9%11%9%5%9%16%8%11%12%6%8%10%7%11%7%**7%17%6%19%**7%8%12%17%13%**4%9%9%7%11%7%11%
Neutral27%25%29%42%26%25%22%31%24%****27%**25%32%25%26%24%35%25%29%31%30%26%21%20%26%36%30%20%32%23%30%34%25%28%**24%30%24%25%**27%28%22%32%23%**31%23%30%25%30%23%32%
No Opinion8%7%8%16%9%5%4%12%4%****7%**6%8%6%6%7%10%5%10%7%9%5%5%3%6%3%4%3%5%4%9%7%7%7%**11%7%5%4%**8%7%2%18%12%**5%5%9%5%9%5%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%100%100%100%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%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Approve35%40%30%31%39%34%31%37%33%****36%**72%2%25%75%21%2%66%1%21%3%75%32%66%7%27%5%74%35%100%0%20%40%32%**11%11%77%69%**66%17%85%5%57%**42%72%13%72%2%71%2%
Disapprove59%55%63%64%52%61%63%56%62%****58%**18%97%69%17%72%97%25%98%72%94%19%50%27%92%67%93%20%57%0%100%76%54%62%**84%88%14%26%**23%78%13%93%32%**48%20%83%19%96%21%96%
Not Sure6%6%7%5%8%5%7%7%5%****6%**10%2%6%8%7%1%9%1%7%3%6%18%6%1%7%1%6%8%0%0%3%6%7%**5%1%8%5%**12%5%3%2%11%**10%8%5%10%2%8%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%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the job the United States Congress is doing?
636 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 3.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Approve16%16%15%23%14%15%14%17%14%****15%**9%25%12%7%17%27%9%25%16%24%7%9%9%34%16%29%6%13%9%20%100%0%18%**24%18%1%6%**1%23%1%23%4%**13%5%22%7%24%8%25%
Disapprove72%77%67%59%74%75%73%69%74%****72%**79%59%79%85%71%55%82%59%68%59%86%79%86%51%70%55%91%75%82%66%0%100%69%**60%70%95%89%**90%61%97%54%90%**76%90%62%85%59%84%58%
Not Sure13%7%18%18%12%11%13%14%12%****12%**11%16%9%8%12%17%9%16%16%17%7%12%5%14%14%16%3%12%9%14%0%0%13%**16%11%3%5%**9%16%3%23%6%**11%6%16%9%17%8%18%
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%46%54%16%32%34%18%48%52%1%4%92%2%36%33%27%33%41%22%46%34%18%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%35%59%16%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%48%44%41%
 
Which 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?
627 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Economy40%40%39%41%43%37%38%42%37%****40%**36%38%43%35%47%32%39%40%40%41%34%50%38%30%44%39%37%41%36%41%45%38%100%**0%0%0%0%**0%44%26%37%34%**48%35%42%38%41%40%40%
Environment4%5%4%8%4%3%5%5%4%****4%**2%6%6%2%4%9%2%6%6%6%2%2%2%10%4%8%1%5%2%6%8%3%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%5%0%4%1%**4%1%7%2%7%1%8%
Health Care14%12%15%17%10%17%11%12%15%****13%**7%23%12%5%14%27%6%22%17%21%5%10%7%21%13%22%4%13%4%19%22%11%0%**100%0%0%0%**0%20%0%17%6%**8%3%20%5%22%5%22%
Iraq10%9%11%11%10%11%11%10%11%****10%**5%18%11%5%10%19%6%18%8%18%4%5%3%23%9%18%4%8%3%15%12%10%0%**0%100%0%0%**0%13%2%23%4%**8%5%13%4%17%4%17%
Terrorism9%9%9%3%8%11%11%7%11%****10%**19%2%6%19%6%1%17%1%4%2%18%10%20%2%7%1%21%9%20%2%1%12%0%**0%0%100%0%**0%3%27%2%15%**14%20%2%18%1%18%1%
Gasoline7%10%5%4%11%7%5%9%6%****8%**12%3%7%15%4%1%11%3%8%2%14%7%14%1%6%2%15%7%15%3%3%9%0%**0%0%0%100%**0%3%22%6%18%**4%17%3%13%3%13%2%
Education5%3%6%8%5%4%4%6%4%****4%**4%7%4%2%6%7%3%6%6%6%3%4%1%8%5%7%2%5%1%7%7%4%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%6%1%6%3%**3%1%7%3%7%2%6%
Immigration7%8%6%6%6%7%11%6%8%****7%**12%1%9%14%6%1%11%1%9%1%15%6%11%3%8%1%14%8%14%3%1%9%0%**0%0%0%0%**100%3%22%4%14%**7%15%3%13%1%14%1%
Other2%2%2%4%2%3%0%2%2%****2%**2%1%2%2%2%2%3%1%0%1%3%4%2%2%2%1%2%3%3%2%1%2%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%1%1%3%3%**1%1%2%3%1%2%1%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%2%1%2%1%2%****1%**2%2%1%2%1%1%2%0%1%1%1%3%1%1%1%1%0%2%1%1%1%2%0%**0%0%0%0%**0%1%0%0%1%**3%2%1%2%1%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%47%53%16%32%35%18%47%53%1%4%92%2%37%32%27%33%41%22%46%34%19%49%38%11%30%12%36%29%23%30%34%59%15%72%40%4%14%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%49%44%41%
 
Who 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? ...
622 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Oil Companies37%30%44%43%35%36%40%38%37%****38%**23%57%31%20%41%59%23%53%45%52%19%39%20%51%42%53%14%39%19%49%57%32%42%**54%49%12%17%**16%100%0%0%0%**0%17%50%21%54%19%55%
Environmentalists10%14%7%5%14%8%10%12%9%****10%**18%1%11%23%6%0%18%1%6%1%23%6%22%3%6%1%28%7%25%2%0%13%7%**0%2%29%29%**30%0%100%0%0%**0%27%1%20%1%20%1%
The President9%8%10%8%9%10%7%9%9%****8%**2%18%8%1%11%17%2%20%7%16%2%1%4%19%8%18%3%5%1%14%13%7%8%**11%19%1%7%**4%0%0%100%0%**0%3%13%2%16%2%18%
Congress13%17%11%8%12%16%16%11%16%****14%**22%3%14%26%8%4%19%5%13%4%24%15%21%6%13%2%25%15%22%7%3%17%12%**6%6%22%33%**26%0%0%0%100%**0%25%7%22%4%23%3%
State Policy Makers2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%****2%**3%1%2%3%2%1%3%1%2%2%3%2%2%1%2%2%2%3%4%2%1%2%1%**4%2%3%1%**0%0%0%0%0%**0%2%2%3%1%3%1%
Foreign Governments10%8%12%19%8%11%6%12%9%****10%**13%8%9%12%10%8%13%6%9%9%12%10%12%6%10%7%13%11%12%8%9%11%12%**6%8%16%6%**10%0%0%0%0%**100%10%10%13%8%14%8%
None Of These15%20%10%13%15%16%14%14%15%****15%**15%9%23%13%18%11%18%11%13%13%14%24%16%12%14%15%12%17%15%14%13%16%14%**14%14%13%5%**12%0%0%0%0%**0%13%15%17%13%16%13%
Not Sure3%2%3%1%3%2%4%3%3%****3%**3%3%2%3%4%1%2%3%4%3%3%2%3%2%4%2%4%2%2%3%3%3%3%**4%1%3%1%**2%0%0%0%0%**0%3%2%3%3%3%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%47%53%15%32%35%18%47%53%1%4%92%2%37%32%27%33%42%22%46%33%19%48%38%12%30%12%37%29%23%30%35%59%15%72%40%4%13%10%9%7%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%47%48%44%41%
 
If 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?
611 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOpinion Of MccainOpinion Of ObamaOpinion Of PaulsenOpinion Of MadiaBush Overall AppJob Performance Top Issue For CongressMost Responsible For Price Of GasolinePreferred CandidVote For PresideVote For US Hous
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicAfrican WhiteAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralFavorablUnfavoraNeutralApproveDisapproApproveDisapproEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisGasolineEducatioImmigratOil CompEnvironmThe PresCongressState PoForeign OffshoreAlternatMcCainObamaPaulsenMadia
Offshore Drilling33%40%27%26%38%32%34%34%32%****34%**61%7%28%71%20%3%56%5%27%6%69%32%62%9%27%6%72%33%69%11%11%41%29%**7%16%72%77%**69%15%88%11%61%**33%100%0%64%5%65%5%
Alternative Sources Of Energy59%51%67%70%54%60%59%59%60%****59%**31%88%62%21%72%95%35%90%65%89%23%58%28%86%67%88%20%58%22%83%85%51%62%**87%79%16%20%**21%80%6%84%31%**59%0%100%27%90%26%90%
Not Sure7%9%7%4%8%8%7%7%8%****7%**8%5%9%9%8%2%8%5%8%6%8%11%10%5%7%5%8%9%8%6%4%8%8%**6%5%12%3%**9%5%6%6%8%**8%0%0%9%5%10%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%100%100%100%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%15%32%35%18%47%53%1%4%92%2%37%32%27%33%42%22%46%33%19%49%38%12%30%12%37%29%23%30%34%59%15%72%40%4%14%10%9%8%5%7%37%10%9%13%2%10%33%59%46%49%44%41%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.