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USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll results

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

   ApproveDis-approveNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1949465
2004 Dec 5-853443
2004 Nov 19-2155423
2004 Nov 7-1053443
2004 Oct 29-3148475
2004 Oct 14-1651472
2004 Oct 11-1448493
2004 Oct 1-350482
2004 Sep 24-2654442
2004 Sep 13-1552453
2004 Sep 3-552462
2004 Jul 30-Aug 148493
2004 Jul 19-2149474
2004 Jun 3-649492
2004 May 7-946513
2004 Apr 5-852453
2004 Mar 5-749483
2004 Feb 16-1751463
2004 Jan 29-Feb 149483
2004 Jan 2-560355

2. Overall, how would you rate the choices George W. Bush has made to replace members of the Cabinet who are leaving his administration�as�very good, good, poor, or very poor?

���������������Very goodGoodPoorVery poorNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1994825108

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Rumsfeld is handling his job as Secretary of Defense?

BASED ON �478�NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM A; Margin of error: �5 percentage points

 ApproveDisapproveNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-19 ^41509
2004 May 7-946459
2003 Oct 10-1258366
2003 Apr 5-671218
^ Asked of a half sample.

4. Do you think Donald Rumsfeld should � or should not � resign as Secretary of Defense?

BASED ON �524�NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM B; Margin of error: �5 percentage points

 Yes, shouldNo, should notNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-19523612

5. How would you rate economic conditions in this country today � as very good, somewhat good, somewhat poor, or very poor?

 Very goodSomewhat �goodSomewhat poorVery poorNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-198452819*
2004 Jan 29-Feb 154728191
2003 Dec 5-775030121
2003 Oct 10-124403719*
2003 Mar 14-1523339251
2003 Feb 24-2633143221
2002 Dec 9-1034141141
2002 Oct 21-2233842161
2002 Sep 20-225493511*
2002 Jul 26-285463712*
2002 Jun 28-30553339*
2002 Apr 5-7655309*
2002 Jan 11-1475032101
2001 Dec 14-1654537121
2001 Sep 21-227503481
2001 Apr 20-2210572571
2001 Feb 9-1116641631
2001 Jan 15-162458144*
2000 Jun 6-73946951
2000 Mar 10-1242441031

6. Now thinking about a year from now, do you expect economic conditions in this country will be -- very good, somewhat good, somewhat poor, or very poor?

 Very goodSomewhat goodSomewhat poorVery poorNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-19174324151
2004 Jan 29-Feb 1184918114
2003 Dec 5-722511971
2003 Oct 10-12125222122
2003 Mar 14-1594925152
2003 Feb 24-2694626163
2002 Dec 9-10125321113
2002 Oct 21-227582195
2002 Sep 20-2214572072
2002 Jun 28-3013582162
2002 Apr 5-717601553
2002 Jan 11-1415631651
2001 Dec 14-1617591473
2001 Sep 21-2221561553
2001 Apr 20-2416541893
2001 Feb 9-1118532162
2001 Jan 15-1613552282
2000 Jun 6-724561055
2000 Mar 10-1224551344

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK GROUPS (COMBINED RESPONSES)

 Good now/ Good next yearGood now/ Poor next yearPoor now/ Good next yearPoor now/ Poor next yearNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1948511342
2004 Jan 29-Feb 148318274
2003 Dec 5-754219232
2003 Oct 10-1239424312
2003 Mar 14-1531427353
2003 Feb 24-2628527373
2002 Dec 9-1038627263
2002 Oct 21-2235430265
2002 Sep 20-2247623213
2002 Jun 28-3050721202
2002 Apr 5-754523153
2002 Jan 11-1450626153
2001 Dec 14-1643632163
2001 Sep 21-22461030104
2001 Apr 20-24541116154
2001 Feb 9-1164157122
2001 Jan 15-1661207102
2000 Jun 6-7756496
2000 Mar 10-12749485

7. Which comes closer to your view of this year�s presidential election?

 Won fair and squareWon because of vote fraud/ illegal meansNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1977194

8. As you may know, the federal income tax cuts passed into law since George W. Bush became president are set to expire within the next several years.� Would you favor or oppose making those tax cuts permanent?

BASED ON �478�NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM A; Margin of error: �5 percentage points

���������������FavorOpposeNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1952408
2002 Nov 8-10 ^64297
^ WORDING: As you may know, the federal income tax cuts passed into law last year are set to expire in 2011.� Would you favor or oppose making those tax cuts permanent?

9. Which of the following statements best represents what you feel about the federal income tax system?

BASED ON �524�NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM B; Margin of error: �5 percentage points

����������������������� �������Completely overhauledMajor changesMinor changesFine the way it isNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-19243529111
2000 Jan 13-1626352892

10. As you may know, a proposal has been made that would allow workers to invest part of their Social Security taxes in the stock market or in bonds, while the rest of those taxes would remain in the Social Security system.� Do you favor or oppose this proposal?

 

���������������FavorOpposeNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1948484

11.�If this proposal becomes law, do you think it will mostly: help you personally, have no effect, or mostly hurt you personally?

����������������������� �������HelpNo effectHurtNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-192943262

12.�If this proposal becomes law, do you think each of the following would -- or would not -- happen?

2004 Dec 17-19 (sorted by �yes, would�)Yes, wouldNo, would not
 %%
Benefits to future recipients reduced5836
Federal budget deficit increase significantly4943
Social Security stronger in the long-run4747
Current recipients receive less money in Social Security checks4648

13.�Do you approve or disapprove of the United States� decision to go to war with Iraq in March 2003?

 ApproveDisapproveNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1948511
2004 Jan 2-563352
2003 Dec 15-16 ^61372
2003 Dec 5-7 ^60391
^ WORDING: Do you approve or disapprove of the United States� decision to go to war with Iraq in March of this year?

14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. has handled the situation in Iraq in the past few months?

 ApproveDisapproveNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1939583

15.� Compared to a year ago, do you think the situation for the United States in Iraq is: better, about the same, or worse]?

����������������������� �������BetterSameWorseNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-192032471

16. Would you favor or oppose sending additional U.S. troops to Iraq to help with the upcoming elections in Iraq?

BASED ON �478�NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM A; Margin of error: �5 percentage points

 FavorOpposeNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-1950482

17.�Which comes closest to your view �� the elections will not produce a stable democratic government in Iraq, the elections will produce a stable democratic government in Iraq, but the U.S. will need to keep the same number of troops it has there for at least another year, or the elections will produce a stable democratic government in Iraq and the U.S. will be able to significantly reduce the number of troops it has there within the next year?

BASED ON �524�NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM B; Margin of error: �5 percentage points

����������������������� �������No stable governmentStable government, need to keep troop levels sameStable government, reduce number of troopsNo opinion
2004 Dec 17-194140154

Results are based on telephone interviews with �1,002�National Adults, aged 18+, conducted December 17-19, 2004.� For results based on the total sample of National Adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is �3 percentage points.

For results based on the �478�national adults in the Form A half-sample and �524�national adults in the Form B half-sample, the maximum margins of sampling error are �5 percentage points.

For results based on the sample of �564�sports fans, the maximum margin of sampling error is �5 percentage points.

In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

 
 
 
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