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The percentages in the first column, labeled "Total," show the proportion of the electorate that is in each subgroup -- these columns are always read down vertically.

The percentages in all remaining columns are read across horizontally (those to the right of the "Total" column). These percentages show how the particular subgroup of voters divided their vote among the candidates or vote question.

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2014 Poll

House

Sample: 19,441 respondents
  • Are you:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Male
    49%
    41%
    57%
  • Female
    51%
    51%
    47%
  • Sample: 19,405 respondents
  • In which age group are you?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • 18-29
    13%
    54%
    43%
  • 30-44
    22%
    50%
    48%
  • 45-64
    43%
    45%
    53%
  • 65 or over
    22%
    41%
    57%
  • Sample: 19,348 respondents
  • In which age group are you?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • 18-24
    7%
    54%
    44%
  • 25-29
    6%
    54%
    43%
  • 30-39
    13%
    51%
    47%
  • 40-49
    19%
    44%
    54%
  • 50-64
    33%
    46%
    52%
  • 65 or over
    22%
    41%
    57%
  • Sample: 19,348 respondents
  • Are you:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • White
    75%
    38%
    60%
  • Black
    12%
    89%
    10%
  • Hispanic/Latino
    8%
    62%
    36%
  • Asian
    3%
    49%
    50%
  • Other
    2%
    49%
    47%
  • Sample: 19,176 respondents
  • Are you:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • White
    75%
    38%
    60%
  • Black
    12%
    89%
    10%
  • Hispanic/Latino
    8%
    62%
    36%
  • Asian
    3%
    49%
    50%
  • American Indian
    1%
    43%
    52%
  • Other
    2%
    52%
    44%
  • Sample: 19,176 respondents
  • Sex by race
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • White men
    37%
    33%
    64%
  • White women
    38%
    42%
    56%
  • Black men
    5%
    86%
    13%
  • Black women
    7%
    91%
    8%
  • Latino men
    4%
    57%
    41%
  • Latino women
    4%
    66%
    32%
  • All other races
    5%
    49%
    48%
  • Sample: 19,148 respondents
  • Age by race
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • White 18-29
    8%
    43%
    54%
  • White 30-44
    15%
    40%
    58%
  • White 45-64
    32%
    36%
    62%
  • White 65+
    19%
    36%
    62%
  • Black 18-29
    2%
    88%
    11%
  • Black 30-44
    3%
    86%
    12%
  • Black 45-64
    5%
    90%
    9%
  • Black 65+
    2%
    92%
    7%
  • Latino 18-29
    2%
    68%
    28%
  • Latino 30-44
    2%
    56%
    42%
  • Latino 45-64
    3%
    62%
    37%
  • Latino 65+
    1%
    64%
    34%
  • All other
    5%
    49%
    49%
  • Sample: 19,105 respondents
  • On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Liberal
    23%
    87%
    11%
  • Moderate
    40%
    53%
    45%
  • Conservative
    37%
    13%
    85%
  • Sample: 18,493 respondents
  • No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Democrat
    35%
    92%
    7%
  • Republican
    36%
    5%
    94%
  • Independent or something else
    28%
    42%
    54%
  • Sample: 18,755 respondents
  • Sex by party
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Democratic men
    14%
    92%
    7%
  • Democratic women
    21%
    92%
    7%
  • Republican men
    19%
    5%
    94%
  • Republican women
    18%
    5%
    94%
  • Independent men
    17%
    38%
    57%
  • Independent women
    12%
    46%
    50%
  • Sample: 18,724 respondents
  • What was the last grade of school you completed?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • No high school diploma
    2%
    54%
    44%
  • High school graduate
    18%
    45%
    53%
  • Some college/assoc. degree
    29%
    44%
    54%
  • College graduate
    31%
    44%
    54%
  • Postgraduate study
    20%
    53%
    45%
  • Sample: 18,772 respondents
  • What was the last grade of school you completed?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • College graduate
    51%
    47%
    50%
  • No college degree
    49%
    45%
    53%
  • Sample: 18,772 respondents
  • What was the last grade of school you completed?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • More than high school graduate
    80%
    46%
    52%
  • High school graduate or less
    20%
    46%
    52%
  • Sample: 18,772 respondents
  • Education by race
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • White college graduates
    39%
    41%
    57%
  • White non-college graduates
    36%
    34%
    64%
  • Non White college graduates
    11%
    70%
    28%
  • Non White non-college graduates
    14%
    74%
    25%
  • Sample: 18,531 respondents
  • 2013 total family income:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Under $30,000
    16%
    59%
    39%
  • $30,000 - $49,999
    20%
    51%
    47%
  • $50,000 - $99,999
    34%
    44%
    55%
  • $100,000 - $199,999
    23%
    41%
    57%
  • $200,000 or more
    7%
    42%
    57%
  • Sample: 17,714 respondents
  • 2013 total family income:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Under $50,000
    36%
    54%
    43%
  • $50,000-$99,999
    34%
    44%
    55%
  • $100,000 or more
    30%
    41%
    57%
  • Sample: 17,714 respondents
  • 2013 total family income:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Under $50,000
    36%
    54%
    43%
  • $50,000 or more
    64%
    43%
    56%
  • Sample: 17,714 respondents
  • 2013 total family income:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Under $100,000
    70%
    49%
    49%
  • $100,000 or more
    30%
    41%
    57%
  • Sample: 17,714 respondents
  • Are you:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Protestant
    29%
    33%
    65%
  • Catholic
    24%
    45%
    54%
  • Mormon
    2%
    26%
    73%
  • Other Christian
    22%
    43%
    55%
  • Jewish
    3%
    66%
    33%
  • Muslim
    1%
    -
    -
  • Other
    8%
    65%
    32%
  • None
    12%
    69%
    29%
  • Sample: 7,305 respondents
  • Religion, combined Protestant and other Christian
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Protestant or other Christian
    53%
    37%
    61%
  • Catholic
    24%
    45%
    54%
  • Jewish
    3%
    66%
    33%
  • Something else
    8%
    67%
    31%
  • None
    12%
    69%
    29%
  • Sample: 7,305 respondents
  • Religion among whites
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • White Protestant/Other Christian
    39%
    26%
    72%
  • White Catholic
    19%
    38%
    60%
  • White Jewish
    3%
    65%
    34%
  • White something else
    4%
    61%
    36%
  • White none
    9%
    66%
    32%
  • Non-white
    26%
    71%
    27%
  • Sample: 7,295 respondents
  • How often do you attend religious services?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • More than once a week
    13%
    40%
    59%
  • Once a week
    27%
    40%
    58%
  • A few times a month
    14%
    43%
    55%
  • A few times a year
    26%
    48%
    51%
  • Never
    18%
    62%
    36%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • How often do you attend religious services?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Weekly
    40%
    40%
    58%
  • Occasionally
    40%
    46%
    52%
  • Never
    18%
    62%
    36%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • Church attendance by Religion
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Protestant/Attend weekly
    15%
    31%
    67%
  • Protestant/Do not attend weekly
    14%
    37%
    61%
  • Catholic/Attend weekly
    11%
    43%
    55%
  • Catholic/Do not attend weekly
    13%
    50%
    49%
  • All Others
    46%
    55%
    43%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • White evangelical or white born-again Christians
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • White evangelical or white born-again Christian
    26%
    20%
    78%
  • All others
    74%
    55%
    43%
  • Sample: 7,563 respondents
  • Do you think things in this country today are:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Generally going in the right direction
    31%
    82%
    17%
  • Seriously off on the wrong track
    65%
    28%
    69%
  • Sample: 3,896 respondents
  • Which is closer to your view:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Government should do more to solve problems
    41%
    78%
    21%
  • Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals
    54%
    21%
    77%
  • Sample: 3,896 respondents
  • How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next year?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Very worried
    38%
    30%
    68%
  • Somewhat worried
    41%
    48%
    50%
  • Not too worried
    17%
    72%
    27%
  • Not at all worried
    4%
    79%
    19%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next year?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Worried
    78%
    40%
    58%
  • Not worried
    21%
    73%
    25%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Excellent
    1%
    -
    -
  • Good
    28%
    74%
    24%
  • Not so good
    48%
    41%
    58%
  • Poor
    22%
    18%
    79%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Excellent or good
    29%
    74%
    24%
  • Not so good or poor
    70%
    33%
    64%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • Is the U.S. economy:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Getting better
    32%
    75%
    23%
  • Getting worse
    32%
    20%
    77%
  • Staying about the same
    34%
    41%
    57%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • Economic Conditions Are...
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Getting better
    32%
    75%
    23%
  • Good and staying the same
    6%
    70%
    28%
  • Poor and staying the same
    27%
    34%
    65%
  • Getting worse
    32%
    20%
    77%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • Compared to two years ago, is your family's financial situation:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Better
    28%
    57%
    41%
  • Worse
    25%
    30%
    67%
  • About the same
    45%
    49%
    49%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • Do you think the U.S. economic system generally:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Favors the wealthy
    63%
    64%
    35%
  • Is fair to most Americans
    32%
    17%
    81%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • Do you expect life for the next generation of Americans to be:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Better than life today
    22%
    68%
    31%
  • Worse than life today
    48%
    29%
    69%
  • About the same
    27%
    60%
    38%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Just about always
    3%
    72%
    28%
  • Most of the time
    17%
    71%
    28%
  • Only some of the time
    60%
    44%
    54%
  • Never
    18%
    27%
    70%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Just about always or most of the time
    20%
    71%
    28%
  • Only some of the time or never
    79%
    40%
    58%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • Was one reason for your vote for U.S. House today:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • To express support for Barack Obama
    19%
    93%
    6%
  • To express opposition to Barack Obama
    33%
    5%
    92%
  • Barack Obama was not a factor
    45%
    55%
    43%
  • Sample: 3,932 respondents
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Strongly approve
    20%
    91%
    8%
  • Somewhat approve
    24%
    84%
    15%
  • Somewhat disapprove
    13%
    37%
    59%
  • Strongly disapprove
    42%
    8%
    90%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Approve
    44%
    87%
    12%
  • Disapprove
    55%
    15%
    83%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Strongly approve
    3%
    56%
    43%
  • Somewhat approve
    17%
    53%
    46%
  • Somewhat disapprove
    30%
    42%
    56%
  • Strongly disapprove
    48%
    48%
    50%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Approve
    20%
    53%
    46%
  • Disapprove
    78%
    45%
    52%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • Which comes closest to your feelings about the Obama administration:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Enthusiastic
    10%
    93%
    5%
  • Satisfied, but not enthusiastic
    29%
    84%
    15%
  • Dissatisfied, but not angry
    32%
    29%
    68%
  • Angry
    27%
    5%
    93%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • Which comes closest to your feelings about the Obama administration:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Positive
    40%
    86%
    12%
  • Negative
    59%
    18%
    79%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • Which comes closest to your feelings about Republican leaders in Congress:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Enthusiastic
    7%
    12%
    86%
  • Satisfied, but not enthusiastic
    32%
    17%
    81%
  • Dissatisfied, but not angry
    37%
    53%
    45%
  • Angry
    22%
    84%
    13%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • Which comes closest to your feelings about Republican leaders in Congress:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Positive
    39%
    16%
    82%
  • Negative
    59%
    65%
    33%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • Is your opinion of the Democratic Party:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Favorable
    43%
    90%
    8%
  • Unfavorable
    55%
    12%
    86%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • Is your opinion of the Republican Party:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Favorable
    42%
    10%
    88%
  • Unfavorable
    54%
    74%
    24%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • How do you feel about the Tea Party movement?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Strongly support
    13%
    9%
    89%
  • Somewhat support
    19%
    16%
    81%
  • Neutral
    28%
    41%
    57%
  • Somewhat oppose
    10%
    58%
    40%
  • Strongly oppose
    26%
    87%
    11%
  • Sample: 3,612 respondents
  • How do you feel about the Tea Party movement?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Support
    33%
    13%
    85%
  • Neutral
    28%
    41%
    57%
  • Oppose
    36%
    79%
    19%
  • Sample: 3,612 respondents
  • Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? (CHECK ONLY ONE)
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Foreign policy
    13%
    42%
    56%
  • Health care
    25%
    59%
    39%
  • The economy
    45%
    48%
    50%
  • Illegal immigration
    14%
    24%
    74%
  • Sample: 7,702 respondents
  • Do you think the 2010 federal health care law:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Did not go far enough
    25%
    78%
    19%
  • Was about right
    21%
    80%
    19%
  • Went too far
    49%
    14%
    84%
  • Sample: 3,830 respondents
  • How do you feel about current U.S. military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Approve
    58%
    49%
    49%
  • Disapprove
    35%
    41%
    56%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • Should your state legally recognize same-sex marriage?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    48%
    67%
    31%
  • No
    48%
    27%
    72%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • Do you think the use of marijuana should be:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Legal
    49%
    60%
    38%
  • Illegal
    47%
    31%
    67%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • Should most illegal immigrants working in the United States be:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Offered a chance to apply for legal status
    57%
    64%
    35%
  • Deported to the country they came from
    39%
    23%
    75%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Legal in all cases
    23%
    74%
    24%
  • Legal in most cases
    29%
    57%
    41%
  • Illegal in most cases
    27%
    23%
    75%
  • Illegal in all cases
    17%
    28%
    71%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Legal
    52%
    65%
    33%
  • Illegal
    43%
    25%
    73%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • How worried are you that there will be another major terrorist attack in the U.S.?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Very worried
    28%
    32%
    66%
  • Somewhat worried
    43%
    44%
    55%
  • Not too worried
    22%
    67%
    31%
  • Not at all worried
    6%
    74%
    23%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • How worried are you that there will be another major terrorist attack in the United States?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Very/Somewhat worried
    71%
    39%
    59%
  • Not too/Not at all worried
    28%
    68%
    29%
  • Sample: 3,872 respondents
  • In the last few years, have race relations in this country:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Gotten better
    20%
    54%
    44%
  • Stayed about the same
    40%
    53%
    46%
  • Gotten worse
    38%
    36%
    62%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • How do you feel about the federal government's response to the Ebola virus in the U.S.?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Approve
    42%
    68%
    30%
  • Disapprove
    52%
    26%
    72%
  • Sample: 3,612 respondents
  • Do you think climate change, also known as global warming, is a serious problem?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    57%
    70%
    29%
  • No
    41%
    14%
    84%
  • Sample: 3,806 respondents
  • Are you currently married?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    63%
    40%
    58%
  • No
    37%
    55%
    42%
  • Sample: 7,411 respondents
  • Gender by marital status
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Married men
    33%
    37%
    61%
  • Married women
    30%
    44%
    54%
  • Non-married men
    16%
    49%
    48%
  • Non-married women
    21%
    60%
    38%
  • Sample: 7,404 respondents
  • Do you have any children under 18 living in your home?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    34%
    46%
    52%
  • No
    66%
    47%
    51%
  • Sample: 3,944 respondents
  • Parents
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Men with children
    17%
    41%
    57%
  • Women with children
    17%
    50%
    48%
  • Men without children
    33%
    43%
    55%
  • Women without children
    34%
    51%
    47%
  • Sample: 3,940 respondents
  • Married with children:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Married with children
    25%
    40%
    58%
  • All others
    75%
    49%
    49%
  • Sample: 3,818 respondents
  • Have you ever served in the U.S. military?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    17%
    39%
    59%
  • No
    83%
    49%
    49%
  • Sample: 3,931 respondents
  • Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    17%
    60%
    38%
  • No
    83%
    44%
    54%
  • Sample: 3,941 respondents
  • Do you work full-time for pay?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    60%
    44%
    54%
  • No
    40%
    48%
    50%
  • Sample: 3,887 respondents
  • Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good president?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    42%
    83%
    15%
  • No
    53%
    14%
    83%
  • Sample: 3,612 respondents
  • Do you think Jeb Bush would make a good president?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    29%
    19%
    79%
  • No
    59%
    61%
    37%
  • Sample: 3,612 respondents
  • Do you think Chris Christie would make a good president?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    24%
    29%
    69%
  • No
    64%
    53%
    45%
  • Sample: 3,612 respondents
  • Do you think Rand Paul would make a good president?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    26%
    20%
    78%
  • No
    60%
    59%
    39%
  • Sample: 3,612 respondents
  • Do you think Rick Perry would make a good president?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    24%
    15%
    84%
  • No
    62%
    59%
    38%
  • Sample: 3,612 respondents
  • In the 2016 presidential election, for whom would you be more likely to vote?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Hillary Clinton (Dem)
    34%
    91%
    8%
  • The Republican candidate
    40%
    5%
    94%
  • It depends
    23%
    54%
    42%
  • Sample: 3,885 respondents
  • How closely did you follow this year's political campaigns:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Extremely closely
    18%
    38%
    60%
  • Very closely
    32%
    44%
    54%
  • Somewhat closely
    36%
    48%
    50%
  • Not too closely
    12%
    54%
    43%
  • Sample: 3,676 respondents
  • How closely did you follow this year's political campaigns:
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Extremely or very closely
    51%
    42%
    56%
  • Somewhat or not too closely
    49%
    49%
    48%
  • Sample: 3,676 respondents
  • Are you gay, lesbian or bisexual?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Yes
    4%
    75%
    24%
  • No
    96%
    45%
    53%
  • Sample: 3,394 respondents
  • How closely have you followed news about Ebola?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Extremely closely
    24%
    45%
    53%
  • Very closely
    35%
    46%
    53%
  • Somewhat closely
    30%
    45%
    52%
  • Not too closely
    9%
    51%
    46%
  • Sample: 3,387 respondents
  • How closely have you followed news about Ebola?
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Extremely or very closely
    59%
    45%
    53%
  • Somewhat or not too closely
    39%
    46%
    51%
  • Sample: 3,387 respondents
  • National Region
  • Total
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • East
    20%
    55%
    43%
  • Midwest
    25%
    45%
    53%
  • South
    33%
    38%
    59%
  • West
    22%
    50%
    48%
  • Sample: 19,441 respondents