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Jun 18, 2014 ... NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey. Interviews: 1000 Adults, including 300 respondents with a cell phone only and. Date: June 11-15, 2014.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014

Study #14463-- page 1 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 1000 Adults, including 300 respondents with a cell phone only and 37 respondents reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline

Date: June 11-15, 2014

48 Male 52 Female

Study #14463 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.

The margin of error for 1000 interviews among Adults is ±3.10%

Unless otherwise noted by a “+”, all previous data shown reflects responses among all adults.

Q2a

For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you are? (IF “REFUSED,” ASK:) Well, would you tell me which age group you belong to? (READ LIST) 18-24 .................................................................... 25-29 .................................................................... 30-34 .................................................................... 35-39 .................................................................... 40-44 .................................................................... 45-49 .................................................................... 50-54 .................................................................... 55-59 .................................................................... 60-64 .................................................................... 65-69 .................................................................... 70-74 .................................................................... 75 and over .......................................................... Not sure/refused ................................................

Q2b

To ensure that we have a representative sample, would you please tell me whether you are from a Hispanic or Spanish-speaking background? Yes, Hispanic................................................... No, not Hispanic .............................................. Not sure/refused ............................................

Q2c

11 7 11 7 11 5 10 11 12 5 4 6 -

11 88 1

And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race--white, black, Asian, or something else? White ............................................................... Black ............................................................... Asian ............................................................... Other ............................................................... Hispanic (VOL) .............................................. Not sure/refused ...........................................

74 12 2 5 6 1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q3

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All in all, do you think things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel things are off on the wrong track? High

Headed in the right direction ...... Off on the wrong track ............... Mixed (VOL) ............................ Not sure ...................................

6/14 25 63 7 5

4/14 27 63 6 4

3/14 26 65 5 4

1/14 28 63 5 4

12/13 29 64 5 2

9/13 30 62 5 3

7/13 29 61 6 4

6/13 32 59 6 3

4/13 31 61 5 3

2/13 32 59 6 3

1/13 35 57 4 4

12/12 41 53 3 3

10/12+ 41 53 4 2

9/2630/12+ 40 53 5 2

9/1216/12+ 39 55 4 2

8/12+ 32 61 4 3

7/12+ 32 60 5 3

6/12 31 61 5 3

5/12 33 58 5 4

4/12 33 59 6 2

3/12 33 58 5 4

1/12 30 61 5 4

12/11 22 69 6 3

11/11 19 73 5 3

10/11 17 74 5 4

8/11 19 73 5 3

7/11 25 67 5 3

6/11 29 62 6 3

5/11 36 50 10 4

4/11 28 63 6 3

2/11 31 60 6 3

1/11 35 56 5 4

12/10 28 63 6 3

11/10 32 58 6 4

10/2830/10+ 31 60 5 4

10/1418/10+ 32 59 6 3

9/10 32 59 5 4

8/2630/10 30 61 6 3

8/59/10 32 58 6 4

6/10 29 62 5 4

5/611/10 34 56 6 4

3/10 33 59 5 3

1/23 25/10 32 58 7 3

1/1014/10 34 54 10 2

12/09 33 55 10 2

10/09 36 52 9 3

9/09 39 48 10 3

7/09 39 49 9 3

6/09 42 46 9 3

4/09 43 43 10 4

2/09 41 44 9 6

1/09 26 59 9 6

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters. 1 The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

10/79/13 14 78 4 4

Low 10/1720/08+ 12 78 7 3

10/2528/13 22 70 4 4

9/01 72 11 11 6

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q4

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In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?

9/13 45 50 5

8/13 44 48 8

Low

4/09 61 30 9

3/14 41 54 5

6/14 Approve .................41 Disapprove ............53 Not sure ............... 6

4/14 44 50 6

3/14 41 54 5

1/14 43 51 6

12/13 43 54 3

7/13 45 50 5

6/13 48 47 5

4/13 47 48 5

2/13 50 45 5

1/13 52 44 4

12/12 53 43 4

10/12+ 49 48 3

9/2630/12+ 49 48 3

9/1216/12+ 50 48 2

8/12+ 48 49 3

7/12+ 49 48 3

6/12 47 48 5

5/12 48 46 6

4/12 49 46 5

3/12 50 45 5

1/12 48 46 6

12/11 46 48 6

11/11 44 51 5

10/11 44 51 5

8/11 44 51 5

7/11 47 48 5

6/11 49 46 5

5/11 52 41 7

4/11 49 45 6

2/11 48 46 6

1/11 53 41 6

12/10 45 48 7

11/10 47 47 6

10/2830/10+ 45 50 5

10/1418/10+ 47 49 4

9/10 46 49 5

8/2630/10 45 49 6

8/59/10 47 48 5

6/10 45 48 7

5/2023/10 48 45 7

5/611/10 50 44 6

3/10 48 47 5

1/2325/10 50 44 6

1/1014/10 48 43 9

12/09 47 46 7

10/09 51 42 7

9/09 51 41 8

8/09 51 40 9

7/09 53 40 7

6/09 56 34 10

4/09 61 30 9

2/09 60 26 14

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

10/79/13 47 48 5

High 10/2528/13 42 51 7

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q5

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Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling the economy?

6/14 4/14 3/14 Approve ............................................ 41 42 41 Disapprove ....................................... 54 54 56 Not sure .......................................... 5 4 3

12/13 39 58 3

9/13 45 52 3

7/13 45 51 4

6/13 46 49 5

4/13 47 50 3

2/13 44 51 5

High 2/09 56 31 13

Low 8/11 37 59 4

1/13 49 48 3

12/12 49 47 4

10/12+ 46 52 2

9/2630/12+ 46 51 3

9/1216/12+ 47 51 2

8/12+ 44 54 2

7/12+ 44 53 3

6/12 42 53 5

5/12 43 52 5

4/12 45 52 3

3/12 45 51 4

1/12 45 50 5

12/11 39 57 4

11/11 40 57 3

10/11 39 57 4

8/11 37 59 4

7/11 43 54 3

6/11 41 54 5

5/11 37 58 5

4/11 45 52 3

2/11 46 49 5

1/11 45 50 5

12/10 42 54 4

11/10 42 54 4

10/1418/10+ 43 53 4

9/10 42 54 4

8/2630/10 39 56 5

8/59/10 44 52 4

6/10 46 50 4

5/611/10 48 46 6

3/10 47 50 3

1/2325/10 47 49 4

1/1014/10 43 49 8

12/09 42 51 7

10/09 47 46 7

9/09 50 42 8

7/09 49 44 7

6/09 51 38 11

4/09 55 37 8

2/09 56 31 13

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q6

Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling foreign policy?

3/14 41 53 6

12/13 44 48 8

8/13 41 49 10

7/13 46 46 8

4/13 46 43 11

12/12 52 40 8

10/12+ 49 46 5

High 5/11 57 35 8

9/2630/12+ 49 46 5

9/1216/12+ 49 46 5

8/12+ 54 40 6

7/12+ 53 41 6

5/12 51 42 7

1/12 51 41 8

11/11 52 41 7

8/11 50 45 5

6/11 50 44 6

5/11 57 35 8

4/11 49 46 5

11/10 48 44 8

1/10 50 37 13

12/09 49 42 9

10/09 51 39 10

9/09 50 36 14

7/09 57 33 10

6/09 54 36 10

6/14 4/14 Approve ............................................ 37 38 Disapprove ....................................... 57 53 Not sure .......................................... 6 9

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Low 6/14 37 57 6

4/09 56 31 13

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q7

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Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures and groups and I'd like you to rate your feelings toward each one as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. If you don't know the name, please just say so. (RANDOMIZE EXCEPT BARACK OBAMA)

1

Barack Obama June 2014 .................................... April 2014 ..................................... March 2014 .................................. January 2014 ............................... December 2013 ........................... October 25-28, 2013 .................... October 7-9, 2013 ........................ September 2013 .......................... July 2013 ..................................... May 30-June 2, 2013 ................... April 2013 ..................................... February 2013 ............................. January 2013 ............................... December 2012 ........................... October 2012+ ............................. September 26-30, 2012+ ............. August 2012+............................... July 2012+ ................................... June 2012 .................................... May 2012 ..................................... April 2012 ..................................... March 2012 .................................. January 2012 ............................... December 2011 ........................... November 2011 ........................... October 2011 ............................... August 2011 ................................. June 2011 .................................... May 2011 ..................................... April 2011 ..................................... February 2011 ............................. January 2011 ............................... December 2010 ........................... November 2010 ........................... October 28-30, 2010+ .................. September 2010 .......................... August 26-30, 2010...................... June 2010 .................................... May 20-23, 2010 .......................... March 2010 .................................. January 23-25, 2010 .................... December 2009 ........................... October 2009 ............................... September 2009 .......................... July 2009 ..................................... June 2009 .................................... April 2009 ..................................... February 2009 ............................. January 2009 ...............................

Very Positive

Somewhat Positive

20 24 21 23 22 24 26 25 28 28 30 31 31 37 34 37 31 33 29 32 30 28 28 22 26 23 24 27 33 28 28 29 25 28 29 29 26 27 28 31 29 29 36 38 37 41 45 47 43

21 20 20 19 20 17 21 20 20 19 17 18 21 16 15 15 17 16 19 17 18 21 22 23 19 23 20 22 21 22 21 23 23 21 18 18 20 20 19 19 23 21 20 18 18 19 19 21 23

Neutral

Somewhat Negative

Very Negative

Don't Know Name/ Not Sure

13 15 15 13 11 13 11 12 12 13 10 11 11 9 8 6 8 8 14 10 13 14 10 13 15 14 12 14 14 14 15 15 14 12 12 12 12 13 15 11 14 13 11 11 10 11 12 12 17

14 13 14 14 13 13 11 16 14 12 15 14 11 14 12 11 13 11 11 12 13 12 14 15 13 12 14 13 13 13 15 14 14 13 15 14 14 15 14 14 14 15 12 14 14 12 10 9 8

31 28 30 30 33 32 30 26 26 28 27 26 26 24 31 31 30 32 27 29 26 25 25 27 27 28 30 24 18 23 20 18 24 26 27 27 27 25 24 24 20 22 21 19 20 17 13 10 6

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3

10

1

31

1

6

40

Barack Obama High February 2009 .................................... 47 21 12 9 Presidential Term Low June 2014 ........................................... 20 21 13 14 All-time Obama Low October 28-30, 2006+ ......................... 14 17 18 5 + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters. 1 The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

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Q7 (cont'd) 1

The Democratic Party June 2014 .................................... April 2014 ..................................... March 2014 .................................. January 2014 ............................... December 2013............................ October 25-28, 2013 .................... October 7-9, 2013 ........................ September 2013........................... May 30-June 2, 2013 ................... February 2013 .............................. January 2013 ............................... December 2012............................ October 2012+ ............................. September 26-30, 2012+ ............. August 2012+ ............................... July 2012+.................................... June 2012 .................................... May 2012 ..................................... April 2012 ..................................... March 2012 .................................. January 2012 ............................... December 2011............................ November 2011............................ October 2011 ............................... August 2011 ................................. June 2011 .................................... May 2011 ..................................... April 2011 ..................................... January 2011 ............................... December 2010............................ November 2010............................ October 28-30, 2010+ .................. October 14-18, 2010+ .................. September 2010........................... August 26-30, 2010 ...................... August 5-9, 2010 .......................... June 2010 .................................... May 20-23, 2010 .......................... May 6-11, 2010 ............................ March 2010 .................................. January 23-25, 2010 .................... January 10-14, 2010 .................... December 2009............................ October 2009 ............................... September 2009........................... July 2009...................................... June 2009 .................................... April 2009 ..................................... February 2009 .............................. December 2008............................ High January 2000 ............................... Low July 2006......................................

Neutral

Somewhat Negative

Very Negative

Don't Know Name/ Not Sure

25 23 21 27 26 22 25 27 25 23 27 23 21 21 23 23 23 22 24 23 23 23 25 25 22 25 26 26 24 28 26 23 24 22 25 22 24 26 26 28 25 27 25 28 27 29 26 28 29 32

21 24 25 22 19 21 18 22 22 22 17 19 17 17 16 20 25 19 21 24 23 25 22 19 21 21 22 22 25 20 18 17 16 20 19 22 21 18 19 19 22 20 19 20 18 19 16 19 18 22

18 19 18 20 20 18 20 20 19 17 19 16 17 17 17 17 18 21 19 18 21 23 18 20 19 19 18 18 19 18 18 19 19 20 19 18 20 18 18 19 17 18 19 14 17 17 16 15 14 15

22 18 20 20 24 22 20 18 18 19 19 19 23 22 23 23 19 19 19 18 18 19 19 22 25 20 17 21 16 23 23 23 26 22 24 26 24 22 24 24 21 23 26 22 22 20 21 19 17 13

1 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1

20

30

23

15

10

2

7

25

27

22

17

2

Very Positive

Somewhat Positive

13 13 14 10 10 15 14 13 14 18 17 21 21 21 19 17 14 17 15 15 15 9 15 12 11 13 15 12 15 9 14 16 14 15 11 11 11 15 11 9 14 11 10 14 14 13 19 17 20 17

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters. 1 The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

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Q7 (cont'd) 1

The Republican Party June 2014 .................................... April 2014..................................... March 2014 .................................. January 2014 ............................... December 2013 ........................... October 25-28, 2013 .................... October 7-9, 2013 ........................ September 2013 .......................... May 30-June 2, 2013 ................... February 2013 ............................. January 2013 ............................... December 2012 ........................... October 2012+ ............................. September 26-30, 2012+ ............. August 2012+ .............................. July 2012+ ................................... June 2012 .................................... May 2012 ..................................... April 2012..................................... March 2012 .................................. January 2012 ............................... December 2011 ........................... November 2011 ........................... October 2011 ............................... August 2011................................. June 2011 .................................... May 2011 ..................................... April 2011..................................... January 2011 ............................... December 2010 .......................... November 2010 .......................... October 28-30, 2010+ .................. October 14-18, 2010+ .................. September 2010 .......................... August 26-30, 2010 ..................... August 5-9, 2010 ......................... June 2010 .................................... May 20-23, 2010 .......................... May 6-11, 2010 ............................ March 2010 .................................. January 23-25, 2010 .................... January 10-14, 2010 .................... December 2009 ........................... October 2009 ............................... September 2009 .......................... July 2009 ..................................... June 2009 .................................... April 2009..................................... February 2009 ............................. High December 2001 ........................... Low October 25-28, 2013 ....................

Neutral

Somewhat Negative

Very Negative

Don't Know Name/ Not Sure

23 19 20 19 20 16 17 21 24 21 20 21 21 24 24 23 21 23 22 24 23 21 21 22 24 22 24 24 27 27 23 22 23 23 23 18 24 23 22 25 25 23 23 19 23 19 19 22 19

24 29 27 28 22 24 21 27 26 24 24 23 20 18 18 22 23 23 23 23 24 23 23 21 21 24 22 24 24 23 24 24 25 25 25 28 26 26 26 24 27 27 27 27 27 29 29 25 24

22 22 21 22 26 23 24 23 18 20 24 18 18 18 16 18 18 19 19 19 19 23 18 18 23 23 21 22 21 17 20 18 19 21 22 24 23 21 22 20 18 24 24 23 22 21 23 22 25

23 22 24 25 25 30 29 21 23 26 25 27 25 25 29 25 26 24 24 24 25 25 26 26 23 21 23 22 19 20 19 23 23 22 21 22 19 19 20 23 20 18 19 23 21 20 21 22 22

2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3

21

36

18

13

9

3

6

16

24

23

30

1

Very Positive

Somewhat Positive

6 6 7 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 6 9 15 14 12 11 10 9 11 8 8 6 9 11 8 8 8 7 7 11 11 12 8 8 7 6 6 10 8 6 7 7 5 6 5 9 6 7 7

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters. 1 The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

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Study #14463-- page 8 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q7 (cont'd)

The Tea Party Movement June 2014 .................................... April 2014..................................... March 2014 .................................. December 2013 ........................... October 25-28, 2013 .................... October 7-9, 2013 ........................ September 2013 .......................... May 30-June 2, 2013 ................... January 2013 ............................... July 2012+ ................................... April 2012..................................... January 2012 ............................... December 2011 ........................... November 2011 ........................... October 2011 ............................... August 2011................................. June 2011 .................................... April 2011..................................... January 2011 ............................... December 2010 ........................... November 2010 ........................... October 28-30, 2010+ .................. October 14-18, 2010+ .................. September 2010 .......................... August 26-30, 2010...................... August 5-9, 2010 ......................... June 2010 .................................... May 6-11, 2010 ............................ March 2010 .................................. January 23-25, 2010 .................... High June 2010 .................................... Low October 7-9, 2013 ........................

Neutral

Somewhat Negative

Very Negative

Don't Know Name/ Not Sure

14 15 14 14 14 12 16 15 14 14 17 18 17 15 16 17 15 16 16 18 16 18 16 15 16 16 19 15 16 14

26 26 25 21 22 20 23 26 20 23 23 19 21 21 21 20 20 20 22 20 21 18 20 21 19 23 21 21 22 20

13 15 13 14 10 13 15 13 15 14 11 16 15 14 12 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 11 13 12 12 12 10 10 6

28 26 28 31 37 34 27 25 32 29 27 27 28 30 29 29 27 30 24 23 25 28 27 23 24 22 19 20 18 15

11 11 11 10 8 12 10 11 10 6 12 10 9 8 10 9 11 7 11 10 11 10 12 13 17 13 14 18 21 31

15

19

21

12

19

14

9

12

20

13

34

12

Very Positive

Somewhat Positive

8 7 9 10 9 9 9 11 9 14 10 10 10 12 12 11 13 13 13 15 14 14 14 15 12 14 15 16 13 14

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

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Q7 (cont'd) 1

Hillary Clinton June 2014 .................................... April 2014 ..................................... March 2014 .................................. September 2013 .......................... May 30-June 2, 2013 ................... April 2013 ..................................... January 2013 ............................... December 2012 ........................... November 2011 ........................... May 2011 ..................................... April 2011 ..................................... December 2010 ........................... January 10-14, 2010 ................... July 2009 ..................................... February 2009.............................. January 2009 ............................... December 2008 ........................... September 2008+ ........................ August 2008+............................... June 2008+ .................................. April 2008+................................... March 24-25, 2008+ ..................... March 7-10, 2008+ ....................... January 2008 ............................... June 2007 .................................... March 2007 .................................. December 2006 ........................... April 2006 ..................................... December 2004 ........................... July 2003 ..................................... March 2001 .................................. January 2001 ............................... High February 2009.............................. Low March 2001 .................................. 1

Study #14463-- page 9 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Neutral

Somewhat Negative

Very Negative

Don't Know Name/ Not Sure

21 25 21 25 20 24 22 24 22 29 27 28 27 27 27 29 26 24 25 28 22 20 23 23 24 23 22 19 21 21 19 22

18 19 20 17 18 14 19 14 22 23 21 18 22 15 18 14 20 15 16 14 14 15 11 11 15 17 17 19 14 20 15 13

14 11 12 12 13 14 12 16 12 12 11 11 13 15 11 15 14 17 18 17 19 21 14 11 16 15 12 13 11 13 18 12

23 21 22 19 18 15 13 12 10 9 11 16 12 16 11 14 12 20 23 22 25 27 29 30 26 28 26 28 29 27 31 24

1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 2

32

27

18

11

11

1

16

19

15

18

31

1

Very Positive

Somewhat Positive

23 23 23 26 29 32 34 34 33 26 29 26 25 26 32 27 27 23 17 18 20 17 22 24 18 16 21 19 24 16 16 27

The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked. + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

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Q7 (cont'd)

Joe Biden June 2014 .................................... July 2013 ...................................... January 2013 ............................... December 2012............................ October 2012+ ............................. September 26-30, 2012+ ............. August 2012+ ............................... July 2012+.................................... May 2012 ..................................... December 2010............................ August 26-30, 2010 ...................... January 10-14, 2010 .................... July 2009 ...................................... January 2009 ............................... December 2008............................ October 17-20, 2008+ .................. October 4-5, 2008+ ...................... September 19-22, 2008+ ............. September 6-8, 2008+ ................. September 2007........................... December 2006............................ June 2004+ .................................. The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA June 2014 ....................................

Neutral

Somewhat Negative

Very Negative

Don't Know Name/ Not Sure

21 21 21 18 19 19 21 20 20 24 21 23 25 27 25 23 22 20 22 13 14 11

25 21 17 18 15 19 20 23 21 25 21 25 20 22 25 19 24 25 23 26 23 25

15 15 16 15 13 14 14 14 16 15 15 15 17 12 12 12 12 13 13 11 10 6

21 20 21 23 29 24 26 23 21 18 20 14 19 9 11 14 15 16 12 11 6 4

7 6 5 5 3 6 4 5 7 8 9 8 6 10 7 4 6 9 12 35 44 49

27

27

14

14

5

Very Positive

Somewhat Positive

11 17 20 21 21 18 15 15 15 10 13 15 13 20 20 28 21 17 18 4 3 5

13

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES – BY D/S (POSITIVE – NEGATIVE) TOTAL TOTAL POSITIVE NEGATIVE The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA .. 40 28 Hillary Clinton ..................................................... 44 37 The Democratic Party ........................................ 38 40 Barack Obama ................................................... 41 45 Joe Biden ........................................................... 32 36 The Republican Party......................................... 29 45 The Tea Party Movement ................................... 22 41

D/S 12 7 -2 -4 -4 -16 -19

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Now, thinking about something else… Q8 I'm going to read you two statements about the role of government, and I'd like to know which one comes closer to your point of view. (ROTATE STATEMENTS.) Statement A: Government should do more to solve problems and help meet the needs of people, OR Statement B: Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.

A/Government should do more ...................... B/Government is doing too many things ........ Some of both (VOL)..................................... Not sure .......................................................

6/14 46 50 2 2

10/79/13 52 44 2 2

6/13 48 48 2 2

6/12 49 47 2 2

6/11 51 46 2 1

2/11 51 46 2 1

10/10+ 45 50 2 3

8/2630/10 47 47 3 3

6/10 47 49 2 2

1/1014/10 43 48 6 3

12/09 44 47 7 2

10/09 46 48 5 1

9/09 45 49 5 1

4/09 47 46 6 1

2/09 51 40 7 2

10/45/08+ 47 45 7 1

9/1922/08+ 48 42 8 2

7/08+ 53 42 NA 5

9/07 55 38 6 1

3/07 52 40 6 2

1/02 45 43 9 3

12/97 41 51 5 3

12/951 32 62 NA 6

1

In December 1995, the question was phrased, “Some people think the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. Others think that government should do more to solve our country's problems. Which comes closer to your own view?” + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q9

Which is your view of government regulations (ROTATE STATEMENTS) -- most are necessary and protect consumers or the environment, or most are unnecessary and harm the economy?

Most are necessary ........................ Most are unnecessary .................... Both (VOL) ................................... Not sure ........................................

6/14 50 42 4 4

1/95 40 47 6 7

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And, moving on and thinking about this November’s elections … Q10 Please tell me how interested you are in November's elections, using a scale from one to ten, on which a "ten" means that you are very interested in November's elections and a "one" means that you are not at all interested. You may choose any number from one to ten. (IF "NOT SURE," RECORD AS "DK.")

10, very interested ...................... 9 ................................................. 8 ................................................. 7 ................................................. 6 ................................................. 5 ................................................. 4 ................................................. 3 ................................................. 2 ................................................. 1, not interested at all ................. Cannot rate ...............................

6/14+ 43 8 16 10 6 8 1 3 1 3 1

4/14+ 45 6 16 10 7 7 1 2 2 3 1

3/14+ 41 6 17 11 8 9 3 1 1 3 -

10/2830/10+ 52 9 14 9 4 5 2 2 1 2 -

10/1418/10+ 51 10 13 9 5 7 1 1 1 2 -

9/10+ 50 7 14 11 5 5 2 2 1 4 -

8/2630/10+ 47 6 15 10 5 8 2 1 2 3 -

8/5-9/10+ 49 9 13 9 4 7 2 2 1 4 -

6/10+ 44 7 13 11 6 10 2 2 1 3 1

5/6-10/10+ 47 7 14 8 5 9 2 2 2 3 1

3/10+ 47 6 15 9 5 9 2 3 4 -

1/2325/10+ 41 6 16 10 5 14 2 2 1 3 -

1/1014/10 44 5 12 10 7 11 2 2 1 5 1

12/09 48 6 12 10 5 9 2 2 1 5 -

10/1316/06+ 53 8 14 7 6 5 2 1 1 3 -

7/06+ 51 9 17 10 4 6 2 1 -

6/06+ 47 8 17 9 5 8 1 2 1 2 -

4/06+ 49 7 17 10 5 7 2 1 2 -

3/06+ 45 7 18 11 5 7 1 2 1 3 -

1/06+ 46 7 15 12 5 7 2 1 1 4 -

9/3010/2/06+ 9/8-11/06+

46 9 17 12 5 6 1 2 2 + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

47 8 16 10 5 8 2 1 2 1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q11

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Compared with previous elections, are you more enthusiastic about voting than usual, or less enthusiastic?

More enthusiastic .............................. Less enthusiastic............................... Same (VOL) .................................... Not sure ..........................................

6/14+ 48 37 14 1

10/10+ 56 30 14 -

10/1316/06+ 45 29 25 1

10/68/061 45 44 10 1

11/02 41 42 15 2

10/98 45 38 16 1

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Comparative data prior to 10/13-16/06 taken from surveys conducted by USA Today-Gallup. + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 7/12+ 6/12+ 3/12+ 12/11+ More enthusiastic ............................................................ 51 47 46 43 Less enthusiastic ............................................................ 32 36 40 39 Same (VOL) .................................................................. 15 15 13 17 Not sure ........................................................................ 2 2 1 1 + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

11/11+ 47 38 13 2

10/11+ 50 38 11 1

10/94 34 44 20 2

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q12

Study #14463-- page 14 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

What is your preference for the outcome of this year's congressional elections -- (ROTATE) a Congress controlled by Republicans or a Congress controlled by Democrats?

6/14+ Republican-controlled Congress ..........43 Democrat-controlled Congress ............45 Not sure ...............................................12

4/14+ 45 45 10

3/14+ 44 43 13

1/14+ 43 45 12

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7/13+ 44 44 12

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8/12+ 42 47 11

7/12+ 45 46 9

6/12+ 44 45 11

5/12+ 43 44 13

4/12+ 44 46 10

3/12+ 41 46 13

1/12+ 41 47 12

12/11+ 43 45 12

11/11+ 43 46 11

10/11+ 41 45 14

8/11+ 47 41 12

6/11+ 44 44 12

10/2830/10+ 46 44 10

10/1418/10+ 44 46 10

9/10+ 44 44 12

8/2630/10+ 43 43 14

8/59/10+ 42 43 15

6/10+ 45 43 12

5/2023/10+ 44 43 13

5/611/10+ 44 44 12

3/10+ 42 45 13

1/2325/10+ 42 44 14

1/1014/10+ 41 41 18

12/09+ 41 43 16

10/09+ 38 46 16

9/09+ 40 43 17

7/09+ 39 46 15

4/09+ 39 48 13

11/08+ 36 48 16

10/08+ 36 49 15

9/08+ 37 50 13

8/08+ 36 47 17

7/08+ 36 49 15

6/08+ 33 52 15

4/08+ 34 49 17

3/08+ 35 49 16

11/07+ 37 46 17

9/07+ 35 47 18

10/06+ 37 52 11

9/06+ 39 48 13

7/06+ 38 48 14

6/06+ 38 49 13

4/06+ 39 45 16

3/06+ 37 50 13

1/06+ 38 47 15

12/05+ 38 46 16

11/05+ 37 48 15

10/05+ 39 48 13

7/05+ 40 45 15

5/05+ 40 47 13

10/04+ 43 44 13

9/04+ 42 46 12

6/04+ 42 44 14

5/04+ 41 44 15

3/04+ 42 45 13

1/04 42 43 15

12/13/03 42 42 16

10/02+ 43 42 15

9/02 42 42 16

7/02 43 41 16

6/02 42 41 17

1/02 44 40 16

12/01 42 40 18

12/99 40 44 16

10/99 39 41 20

7/99 39 43 18

6/99 42 41 17

4/99 41 40 19

3/99 37 43 20

10/98+ 41 43 16

9/98 40 39 21

7/98 41 40 19

6/98 39 40 21

2/98 41 37 22

1/98 40 42 18

12/97 41 37 22

9/97 41 39 20

7/97 45 39 16

4/97 44 38 18

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q13

Study #14463-- page 15 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

In this year’s election for U.S. Congress, do you feel that your representative deserves to be reelected, or do you think that it is time to give a new person a chance?

Deserves to be reelected ........... Give new person a chance ........ Not sure ...................................

6/14+ 32 57 11

3/14+ 34 55 11

10/2528/13+ 29 63 8

7/13+ 32 57 11

8/12+ 43 47 10

3/12+ 40 48 12

8/11+ 42 47 11

10/2830/10+ 37 51 12

8/2630/10+ 31 56 13

6/10+ 35 57 8

1/1014/10+ 39 49 12

12/09+ 38 49 13

10/09+ 41 49 10

9/09+ 40 49 11

7/08+ 40 47 13

11/07+ 39 51 10

6/07+ 41 48 11

9/309/810/2/06+ 11/06+ 38 41 45 43 17 16

7/06+ 38 48 14

6/06+ 42 45 13

3/06+ 41 48 11

1/06+ 41 46 13

12/05+ 41 44 15

10/1316/06+ 39 45 16 11/05+ 37 51 12

5/05+ 42 45 13

10/04+ 49 34 17

10/02+ 42 39 19

9/02 41 42 17

10/00+ 50 35 15

9/00+ 49 38 13

6/00+ 49 39 12

12/99 42 47 11

10/98+ 48 37 15

12/97+ 41 45 14

10/94+ 39 49 12

9/94 30 53 17

5/94 34 50 16

1/94 35 47 18

10/93 34 52 14

9/93 37 47 16

7/93 30 55 15

10/92+ 31 56 13

9/92+ 31 56 13

7/92+ 27 62 11

4/92+ 33 57 10

2/92+ 37 52 11

1/92+ 42 48 10

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q14

If the choice in your district had the following, would you be more likely to vote for a -- (ROTATE:) Republican candidate for Congress, a Democratic candidate for Congress -- or an independent or third party candidate for Congress?

Republican candidate .................................................. Democratic candidate ................................................... Independent/third party candidate ................................ Not sure ...................................................................... + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

6/14+ 30 35 27 8

10/2528/13+ 28 35 30 7

9/10+ 31 36 25 8

8/2630/10+ 32 34 25 9

6/10+ 31 34 25 10

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q15

Study #14463-- page 16 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Will your vote for Congress this November be a vote to send a signal of support for President Obama, a signal of opposition to President Obama, or not a signal either way about President Obama? 10/146/14+ 3/14+ 18/10+ A vote to send signal of support for Obama ................................. 24 24 35 A vote to send signal of opposition to Obama .............................. 34 33 34 Not a signal either way about Obama .......................................... 41 41 31 Do not plan to vote (VOL) .......................................................... Not sure ..................................................................................... 1 2 -

8/2630/10+ 27 29 41 3

6/10+ 27 32 39 2

1/2325/10+ 37 27 35 1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters

A vote to send signal of support for Bush ........ A vote to send signal of opposition to Bush ..... Not a signal either way about Bush ................. Do not plan to vote (VOL) .............................. Not sure .........................................................

10/2830/06+ 22 37 38 1 2

10/1316/06+ 22 38 38 2

4/06+ 21 31 45 3

1

9/3010/2/06+ 28 39 31 2

3/06+ 20 37 41 2

9/811/06+ 25 37 36 2

11/05+ 21 39 36 1 3

7/06+ 21 38 39 2

6/06+ 21 38 39 2

10/02+1 31 19 49 1

Bill Clinton 10/98+2 28 23 49 NA -

In October 2002, the question was phrased, “Is your vote for Congress this November a vote to send a signal of support for President Bush, a signal of opposition to President Bush, or not a signal either way about President Bush?” 2 In October 1998, the question was phrased, “Is your vote for Congress this November a vote to send a signal of support for Bill Clinton, a signal of opposition to Bill Clinton, or not a signal either way about Bill Clinton?” + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Moving on… Q16 Now not thinking about whether you agree or disagree with President Obama's policies and programs, but thinking about the competence and effectiveness of his administration, how competent would you say the Obama administration is in its role of managing the federal government--very competent, somewhat competent, not too competent, or not competent at all?

Very competent ................................. Somewhat competent ....................... Not too competent............................. Not competent at all .......................... Not sure ..........................................

Q17

6/14 11 39 19 31 -

6/13 17 40 22 21 -

President George W. Bush 3/06 14 39 22 24 1

Thinking about the rest of Barack Obama's term as president, do you think he can lead the country and get the job done or do you no longer feel that he is able to lead the country and get the job done? Can lead and get job done ............. Cannot lead and get job done ........ Depends (VOL) ............................. Not sure ........................................

42 54 2 2

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q18

Study #14463-- page 17 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Over the last 12 months, do you feel that the performance of the Obama administration has gotten better, stayed the same, or gotten worse? Gotten better...................................... Stayed about the same ...................... Gotten worse ..................................... Not sure ...........................................

15 43 41 1

(IF BETTER/WORSE, THEN ASK:) Q19 And, tell me, what are the one or two reasons you feel the performance of the Obama administration has gotten (better/worse) over the last 12 months? (OPEN END QUESTION, MULTIPLE RESPONSES ACCEPTED) The table below reflects responses among the 15% of respondents who say the performance of the Obama Administration has gotten better ranked by highest percentage of all adults Healthcare / Affordable Care Act .......................................... 5 Growth of the economy......................................................... 4 Unemployment is decreasing / jobs ...................................... 3 Removing troops / staying out of wars.................................. 3 Keeps trying, despite obstacles/ Republicans ....................... 2 General better ....................................................................... 1 Student loans ........................................................................ 1 Good foreign policy ............................................................... 1 Immigration reform................................................................ 1 Bowe Bergdahl freed ............................................................ 1 Same-sex marriage .............................................................. 1 Investigation into VA hospitals .............................................. 1 Minimum wage increase ....................................................... 1 EPA / Clean air act ............................................................... 1 Real estate market improving ............................................... 1 Use of executive orders ........................................................ 1 OTHER ................................................................................. 1 NONE ................................................................................... DON'T KNOW ....................................................................... REFUSED ............................................................................ The table below reflects responses among the 41% of respondents who say the performance of the Obama Administration has gotten worse ranked by highest percentage of all adults Healthcare / Affordable Care Act.......................................... 12 Negative views of foreign policy ........................................... 12 Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for Taliban members ................. 10 Decline of the economy / economic policy ........................... 9 Lies / lack of honesty............................................................ 6 Unemployment hasn't improved / jobs ................................. 5 Benghazi scandal ................................................................. 5 Illegal immigration/ migrant amnesty ..................................... 5 Spending / national debt / welfare ........................................ 4 Does not work with/ listen to Congress ................................. 4 Management of the military .................................................. 3 VA issues ............................................................................. 3 IRS issues ............................................................................ 3 Doesn't uphold the Constitution ............................................ 3 Use of executive orders ........................................................ 3 General worse ...................................................................... 2 Surrounds himself with incompetent staff ............................. 2 Gun control ........................................................................... 1 NSA spying........................................................................... 1 EPA / Clean Air Act .............................................................. 1 Damaged world perception of the US ................................... 1 How the Keystone Pipeline is being handled........................ 1 Higher taxes ......................................................................... 1 OTHER ................................................................................. 2 DON'T KNOW ...................................................................... REFUSED ............................................................................ -

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014

Study #14463-- page 18 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Changing topics… Q20 In your view, does the Tea Party movement have too little influence in the Republican Party today, just enough influence, or too much influence in the Republican Party?

Too little influence ................. Just enough influence ........... Too much influence............... Not sure .............................

6/14 20 24 40 16

11/11 22 28 39 11

9/10 18 33 30 19

Now, thinking for a moment about you… Q21 If there were a primary election in your state, would you vote in the Democratic primary, the Republican primary, or would you wait to vote in the general election? + Vote in the Democratic primary .......................... Vote in the Republican primary .......................... Wait until the general election ............................ None/other (VOL) ............................................ Not sure ...........................................................

31 29 37 1 2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Now, thinking ahead to 2016 for a moment… Q22 If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016 how likely would you be to vote for her (ROTATE TOP TO BOTTOM/BOTTOM TO TOP) would you be almost certain to vote for her, would you probably vote for her, would there be just some chance you vote for her, or would there be no chance you vote for her? + Almost certain ........................................................ Probably................................................................. Just some chance .................................................. No chance.............................................................. Not sure ............................................................... + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

23 15 23 37 2

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 Q23

Study #14463-- page 19 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

How would you rate Hillary Clinton on the following qualities, using a five-point scale, on which a "5" means a very good rating, a "1" means a very poor rating, and a "3" means a mixed rating? (IF "NOT SURE," RECORD AS "DK.")

TABLE RANKED BY %4-5 (VERY GOOD RATING) AMONG ALL VOTERS Very Good Very Poor Rating Rating 5 4 3 2 1 Being knowledgeable and experienced enough to handle the presidency All Voters June 2014+* ....................................................................... 35 20 16 7 22 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 32 18 17 13 18 November 2007+ ................................................................ 31 21 17 11 20 Democratic primary voters June 2014+ ......................................................................... 72 16 6 1 3 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 50 23 15 6 4 November 2007 ................................................................. 51 25 16 4 4 June 2007 .......................................................................... 48 23 16 7 5 Being compassionate enough to understand average people All Voters June 2014+** ...................................................................... 29 18 19 10 23 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 26 18 23 13 19 November 2007+ ................................................................ 23 18 19 12 27 Democratic primary voters June 2014+ ......................................................................... 57 23 12 3 5 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 40 24 20 8 7 November 2007 ................................................................. 42 27 18 7 5 Having high personal standards that set the proper moral tone for the country All Voters June 2014+** ...................................................................... 28 18 23 6 22 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 23 17 21 12 25 November 2007+ ................................................................ 19 17 21 10 32 Democratic primary voters June 2014+ ......................................................................... 53 24 16 2 4 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 34 27 20 7 10 November 2007 ................................................................. 35 26 24 7 7 Being effective and getting things done All Voters June 2014+ ......................................................................... 22 22 24 10 20 Democratic primary voters June 2014+ ......................................................................... 51 31 12 2 3 * Asked of all Democratic primary voters and half [FORM A] of all non-Democratic primary voters. ** Asked of all Democratic primary voters and half [FORM B] of all non-Democratic primary voters. + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Cannot Rate

2 2 2 1

1 1 1 1 1

3 2 1 1 2 1

2 1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014

Study #14463-- page 20 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

TABLE RANKED BY %4-5 (VERY GOOD RATING) AMONG ALL VOTERS Very Good Very Poor Rating Rating 5 4 3 2 1 Being easygoing and likable All Voters June 2014+** ...................................................................... 23 17 29 10 21 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 18 12 30 16 23 November 2007+ ................................................................ 15 17 25 13 29 Democratic primary voters June 2014+ ......................................................................... 45 22 23 6 4 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 27 18 31 13 9 November 2007 ................................................................. 26 23 30 11 9 Sharing your positions on the issues All Voters June 2014+ ........................................................................ 20 18 23 10 26 March 2008+ ...................................................................... 16 18 22 12 29 November 2007+ ............................................................... 16 20 19 12 32 Democratic primary voters June 2014+ ........................................................................ 47 29 17 2 5 March 2008+ ...................................................................... 29 27 25 7 9 November 2007 ................................................................ 31 30 25 8 6 June 2007 ......................................................................... 25 29 29 8 7 Being honest and straightforward All Voters June 2014+* ........................................................................ 19 19 21 11 29 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 18 15 21 15 28 November 2007+ ................................................................ 17 16 22 12 33 Democratic primary voters June 2014+ ......................................................................... 44 31 15 4 6 March 2008+ ....................................................................... 29 23 26 9 10 November 2007 ................................................................. 30 23 29 10 8

Cannot Rate

1 1 1 2 1

2 3 1 3 2

1 3 3 -

* Asked of all Democratic primary voters and half [FORM A] of all non-Democratic primary voters. ** Asked of all Democratic primary voters and half [FORM B] of all non-Democratic primary voters. + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q24

As you may know, if elected president in 2016, Hillary Clinton would be the first woman president. Which best describes your reaction to this? Are you (ROTATE) -- enthusiastic, comfortable with it, have some reservations about it, very uncomfortable with it -- or does it makes no difference to you?

Enthusiastic ...................................................................... Comfortable ...................................................................... Have some reservations ................................................... Very uncomfortable........................................................... Makes no difference ......................................................... Not sure .......................................................................... 1

6/14 24 19 7 11 38 1

3/07 27 21 8 15 29 -

1

In March 2007, the question was asked a part of a list of candidate attributes and read “Now I'm going to read you some things that you might learn about some of the candidates running for president. For each one, please tell me whether (A) you are enthusiastic about the candidate having this attribute, (B) you are comfortable with it, (C) you have some reservations about it, (D) if you are very uncomfortable with it, or (E) if it makes no difference to you. [Hillary Clinton would be the first woman president.]

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014

Study #14463-- page 21 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Turning to the issue of education… Q25 I'd like to know how well you think our public schools are working. When it comes to education in grades K through twelve, please tell me whether you think (a) our public schools work pretty well as they are now, (b) some changes are needed, but basically they should be kept the same, (c) major changes are needed, or (d) a complete overhaul is needed.

Work pretty well now ................................... Some changes needed, but basically should be kept the same ............................. Major changes needed ................................ Complete overhaul needed ......................... Not sure ....................................................

Q26

6/14 5

6/01 7

31 35 26 3

36 34 20 3

Have you seen read or heard news about a new set of educational standards called Common Core? (IF YES, THEN ASK:) and have you seen read or heard a lot or just some about Common Core? Yes, a lot ........................................... 22 Yes, some.......................................... 30 No ...................................................... 47 Not sure ........................................... 1

Q27

Just to make sure that everyone has the same information let me describe the Common Core standards in a bit more detail. The Common Core standards are a new set of education standards for English and math that have been set to internationally competitive levels and would be used in every state for students in grades K through 12. Based on this information, do you support or oppose the adoption and implementation of the Common Core standards in your state? (IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE, ASK) And, do you STRONGLY (support/oppose) or just SOMEWHAT (support/oppose) this? Strongly support ................................ Somewhat support ............................. Somewhat oppose ............................. Strongly oppose ................................. Not sure ...........................................

27 32 11 20 10

Now, switching topics… Q28 Would you say that immigration helps the United States more than it hurts it, OR immigration hurts the United States more than it helps it?

Helps more than it hurts ............ Hurts more than it helps ............ A little of both (VOL) ............... Not sure ..................................

6/14 47 42 5 6

6/12 47 39 8 6

Helps more than it hurts ........... Hurts more than it helps ........... A little of both (VOL) .............. Not sure ..................................

5/2023/10 43 45 na 12

All Adults 5/611/10 37 53 na 10

12/07 39 52 na 9

Hispanic/Latino Adults 5/206/14 6/12 23/10 62 63 60 30 26 30 4 7 na 4 5 10

6/07 46 44 na 10

7/06 45 42 na 10

6/06 44 45 na 11

5/611/10 58 32 na 10

6/07 69 21 na 10

4/06 62 28 na 10

4/06 45 45 na 10

12/05 37 53 na 10

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014

Study #14463-- page 22 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, turning to the economy... Q29 During the next twelve months, do you think that the nation's economy will get better, get worse, or stay about the same? High

Economy will get better...................... Economy will get worse ..................... Economy will stay about the same..... Not sure ...........................................

1

6/14 27 24 48 1

4/14 26 26 47 1

3/14 26 25 48 1

12/13 29 24 46 1

9/13 27 24 48 1

7/13 31 21 47 1

6/13 32 18 49 1

12/12 38 28 33 1

10/12+ 45 9 34 12

9/2630/12+ 44 13 35 8

9/1216/12+ 42 18 32 8

8/12+ 36 18 38 8

7/12+ 27 25 45 3

6/12 35 20 41 4

5/12 33 19 46 2

4/12 38 19 42 1

3/12 40 23 35 2

1/12 37 17 44 2

12/11 30 22 47 1

11/11 25 28 47 -

10/11 21 32 45 2

8/11 22 30 47 1

7/11 26 31 41 2

6/11 29 30 39 2

4/11 33 21 46 -

2/11 29 29 41 1

1/11 40 17 42 1

12/10 32 24 42 2

11/10 37 15 46 2

10/1418/10+ 37 20 41 2

9/10 32 24 41 3

8/2630/10 26 26 45 3

8/59/10 34 25 39 2

6/10 33 23 43 1

5/610/10 40 20 38 2

3/10 41 22 36 1

1/1014/10 41 19 38 2

10/09 42 22 33 3

9/09 47 20 30 3

7/09 44 21 32 3

6/09 46 22 29 3

4/09 38 30 30 2

10/08+ 38 20 37 5

10/06+ 22 22 51 5

10/04+ 43 10 33 14

10/02+ 41 20 34 5

10/98+ 17 24 54 5

10/94 31 24 40 5

Prior to April 2001, the question was phrased, “Over the next year…” + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q30

Held for later release

10/79/13 17 42 38 3

Low 10/79/13 17 42 38 3

10/2528/13 23 34 42 1

9/09 47 20 30 3

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014

Study #14463-- page 23 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now, switching topics… Q31 From what you know about global climate change or global warming, which one of the following statements comes closest to your opinion? (READ AND ROTATE STATEMENTS)

Global climate change has been established as a serious problem, and immediate action is necessary............................. There is enough evidence that climate change is taking place and some action should be taken .............................................. We don't know enough about global climate change, and more research is necessary before we take any actions ........... Concern about global climate change is unwarranted ............... Not sure ...................................................................................

Q32

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Would you approve or disapprove of a proposal that would require companies to reduce greenhouse gases that cause global warming, even if it would mean higher utility bills for consumers to pay for the changes? 6/14 Approve ............................................ 57 Disapprove........................................ 39 Not sure .......................................... 4

Q33

10/09 48 43 9

Now, as you may know, President Obama has directed the Environmental Protection Agency, known as the EPA for short, to set strict carbon dioxide emission limits on existing coal-fired power plants with a goal to reduce emissions significantly by the year 2030. Do you support or oppose this policy? (IF CHOICE, THEN ASK:) And do you strongly (support/oppose) this policy or just somewhat (support/oppose) it? Strongly support ......................... Somewhat support ..................... Somewhat oppose ..................... Strongly oppose ......................... Not sure....................................

Q34

4/09 53 40 7

37 30 10 19 4

When it comes to the new limits on carbon dioxide emissions being set by the Obama administration and the EPA, which comes closer to your point of view? (ROTATE) Supporters say action is needed because coal plants are a major source of carbon pollution. These reductions will mean cleaner air and reduce the health care costs associated with asthma and respiratory diseases by billions of dollars. Significantly lowering carbon pollution is the critical step in addressing climate change and the natural disasters and property damage it causes. These reductions will help create a new generation of clean energy and jobs. Opponents say coal plant carbon emissions have already dropped over the last decade and this action will mean fewer jobs. The compliance costs for electric companies will be three times more expensive than any current EPA regulation, which means higher prices. Consumers and businesses will both end up paying more for electricity. These regulations will mean only a small change to the global climate as carbon emissions in China, India, and other developing countries will continue to rise. Supporters.................................. Opponents.................................. Mixed (VOL) ............................. Not sure....................................

53 39 2 6

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014

Study #14463-- page 24 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Changing topics… Q35 When it comes to Afghanistan, do you think the war was worth it or not worth it? 6/14 Worth it................................................ 27 Not worth it .......................................... 65 Depends (VOL) .............................. 2 Not sure .......................................... 6

1/13 40 51 2 7

Now, thinking about something else, there have been recent news reports of delays in care for veterans… Q36 When it comes to the problems in the US Department of Veterans Affairs which comes closer to your point of view (ROTATE STATEMENTS) -- These problems are due to longstanding government bureaucracy, these problems are due to poor management by the Obama administration -- or do you not have an opinion one way or the other? Due to longstanding government bureaucracy ....................... Due to poor management by the Obama administration ........ No opinion one way or the other ............................................. Some of both (VOL) .............................................................. Not sure ................................................................................

61 14 21 4 -

Thinking about another subject… Q37 Do you favor or oppose closing the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects? Favor....................................................………. Oppose ............................................................... Not sure ........................................................

26 59 15

1

June 2009 Let me read you a few decisions President Obama has made recently, and for each one please tell me whether you favor or oppose this action. [Ordering closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.] Favor................................................................... 39 Oppose ............................................................... 52 Not sure ........................................................ 9 1

In June 2009, the question was asked as part of a list of items.

And, thinking about something slightly different… Q38 As you may know, the Obama administration recently secured the release of US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Afghanistan Taliban for five years. In exchange, five Taliban fighters that were being held by the US were released. On balance, do you think the Obama administration (ROTATE) -- should or should not -- have made this prisoner exchange, or do you not have an opinion one way or the other? Should have made prisoner exchange ................. 30 Should not have made prisoner exchange ........... 44 No opinion .......................................................... 25 Not sure ............................................................ 1

Q39

Do the details of Sergeant Bergdahl's disappearance from a base in Afghanistan and how he ended up a prisoner of the Taliban matter or not matter when it comes to the United States' decision to secure his release? Do matter.......................................................... 47 Do not matter ................................................... 46 Not sure ....................................................... 7

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014

Study #14463-- page 25 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only. QF1a Are you currently registered to vote [LANDLINE: at this address; CELL: in (state from Q1x)]? Registered ........................................84 Not registered ...................................15 Not sure ..........................................1

QF1b/c A lot of people are unable to get out and vote for many reasons. Did you happen to vote in the 2012 election for president? (IF “YES,” ASK:) For whom did you vote--Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or someone else? + Yes, Voted Voted for Barack Obama ............................... Voted for Mitt Romney ................................... Voted for someone else ................................. Not sure ......................................................... No, Did Not Vote.............................................. Not sure .......................................................

46 34 8 4 8 -

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF1d

And did you happen to vote in the 2010 election for U.S. Congress? + Yes, voted ............................................................... No, did not vote ....................................................... Not sure ..................................................................

67 26 7

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF2

Are you currently employed? (IF "CURRENTLY EMPLOYED," ASK:) What type of work do you do? (RECORD UNDER "6--OTHER.") (IF "NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED," ASK:) Are you a student, a stay-athome mom or dad, retired, or unemployed and looking for work? Currently Employed Professional, manager ............................ White-collar worker ................................. Blue-collar worker ................................... Farmer, rancher ...................................... Not Currently Employed Student .................................................... Stay at home mom/dad ........................... Retired .................................................... Unemployed, looking for work ................. Other ....................................................... Not sure ................................................

QF3

23 17 21 3 6 22 6 2

What is the last grade that you completed in school? (DO NOT READ CHOICES.) Grade school ........................................................... Some high school .................................................... High school graduate ............................................... Some college, no degree ......................................... Vocational training/school ........................................ 2-year college degree .............................................. 4-year college/bachelor's degree ............................. Some postgraduate work, no degree ....................... 2-3 years postgraduate work/master's degree ......... Doctoral/law degree ................................................. Not sure/refused ....................................................

4 23 17 3 10 25 2 13 2 1

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 QF4a

Study #14463-- page 26 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, or something else? (IF "DEMOCRAT" OR "REPUBLICAN," ASK:) Would you call yourself a strong (Democrat/Republican) or not a very strong (Democrat/Republican)? (IF "NOT SURE," CODE AS "NOT VERY STRONG DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN.") (IF "INDEPENDENT," ASK:) Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican Party, closer to the Democratic Party, or do you think of yourself as strictly independent? (IF "NOT SURE," CODE AS "STRICTLY INDEPENDENT.") Strong Democrat................................................ Not very strong Democrat .................................. Independent/lean Democrat............................... Strictly Independent ........................................... Independent/lean Republican ............................ Not very strong Republican................................ Strong Republican ............................................. Other (VOL) ....................................................... Not sure ...........................................................

QF4b

20 11 10 15 13 10 13 7 2

Do you consider yourself a supporter of the Tea Party Movement?

Yes ............................... No ................................. Depends (VOL) ............ Not sure ........................

6/14+ 22 67 4 7

4/14+ 24 66 3 7

3/14+ 24 66 2 8

1/14+ 24 65 3 8

12/13+ 24 67 2 7

10/2528/13+ 22 70 3 5

10/79/13+ 20 70 2 8

9/13+ 21 67 3 9

7/13+ 21 67 3 9

6/13+ 24 65 3 8

2/13+ 20 64 4 12

1/13+ 23 63 4 10

10/12+ 24 64 3 9

9/2630/12+ 25 66 2 7

9/1216/12+ 22 65 4 9

8/12+ 26 63 3 8

7/12+ 25 65 2 7

6/12+ 24 64 3 9

5/12+ 30 60 2 8

4/12+ 25 64 2 9

3/12+ 28 63 2 7

1/12+ 27 66 2 5

12/11+ 27 65 3 5

11/11+ 25 69 2 4

10/11+ 26 64 3 7

8/11+ 27 62 4 7

6/11+ 26 63 3 8

5/11+ 26 62 2 10

4/11+ 25 67 3 5

2/11+ 29 61 3 7

1/11+ 27 62 3 8

12/10+ 29 61 3 7

11/10+ 30 59 4 7

10/2830/10+ 28 61 3 8

10/1418/10+ 30 59 2 10

9/10+ 28 61 3 8

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES June 2014 QF5

Thinking about your general approach to issues, do you consider yourself to be liberal, moderate, or conservative? (IF "LIBERAL" OR "CONSERVATIVE," ASK:) Do you consider yourself to be very (liberal/conservative) or somewhat (liberal/conservative)? Very liberal ....................................... Somewhat liberal .............................. Moderate .......................................... Somewhat conservative ................... Very conservative ............................. Not sure ..........................................

QF6

Study #14463-- page 27 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

9 13 39 22 14 3

Are you married, widowed, separated, divorced, single and never been married, or are you unmarried and living with a partner? Married .......................................................... 52 Widowed ......................................................... 6 Separated ...................................................... 1 Divorced ........................................................ 11 Single/never been married ............................. 23 Unmarried and living with a partner ................ 6 Refused ........................................................ 1

QF7

If you added together the yearly income of all the members of your family who were living at home last year, would the total be less than ten thousand dollars, between ten thousand dollars and twenty thousand dollars, between twenty thousand dollars and thirty thousand dollars, between thirty thousand dollars and forty thousand dollars, between forty thousand dollars and fifty thousand dollars, between fifty thousand dollars and seventy-five thousand dollars, between seventy-five thousand dollars and one hundred thousand dollars, or would the total be more than that? Less than $10,000 ..................................... Between $10,000 and $20,000.................. Between $20,000 and $30,000.................. Between $30,000 and $40,000.................. Between $40,000 and $50,000.................. Between $50,000 and $75,000.................. Between $75,000 and $100,000 ................ More than $100,000 .................................. Not sure/refused .......................................

QF8

5 9 8 9 11 16 12 22 8

Please tell me whether any of the following statements applies to you (READ LIST, ACCEPT ALL THAT APPLY) You or an immediate family member is currently serving in the U.S. military................................ You are a military veteran ............................................................................................................. Someone in your immediate family is a military veteran ............................................................... Neither you nor an immediate family member is a current or former member of the military ........ Not sure/refused .......................................................................................................................

QF9

10 13 40 45 3

And, do you have any children under the age of 18 you are responsible for raising currently living in your household? Yes, children in household ......................................28 No, no children in household ...................................72 Not sure .................................................................. -