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January 2012 Omnibus Week 4 Princeton Survey Research Associates International for National Journal Final Topline Results

January 30, 2012 Total: 1,006 adults age 18 and older Margin of error: Plus or minus 3.7 percentage points

Interviewing dates: January 26 29, 2012

Notes: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. An asterisk (*) indicates values less than 0.5%.

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ASK ALL CC1. Im going to read you some proposals that Obama made in his State of the Union address earlier this week. As I read each one, please tell me if you generally agree or disagree with the idea. (First/Next), [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] [READ FOR FIRST ITEM, THEN IF NECESSARY Do you generally agree or disagree with this?] Agree a. Impose a minimum tax on money American companies earn from their operations abroad to discourage them from creating jobs overseas and encourage them to create jobs in the U.S. Jan 26-29, 2012 b. Establish a new rule that anyone who earns at least $1 million annually must pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes Jan 26-29, 2012 c. Impose a fee on large banks that would be used to help homeowners who have kept up with their payments to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates Jan 26-29, 2012 d. Significantly expand production of oil and natural gas from onshore and offshore public lands Jan 26-29, 2012 e. Reduce federal aid to colleges and universities that raise tuition rates too fast or dont succeed in graduating enough of their students Jan 26-29, 2012 Disagree (VOL.) Dont know/Refused

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ASK ALL CC2. How likely do you think it is that Congress and the President will agree on the major ideas presented in Obamas State of the Union addressvery likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely? Jan 26-29 2012 6 20 39 31 5

Very likely Somewhat likely Not too likely Not at all likely Dont know/Refused [VOL. DO NOT READ]

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ASK ALL CC3. In their response to the Presidents speech, Republicans argued that the best way to revive the economy is to reduce the size of government. What do you think would do more to encourage economic growth: proposals the President made in his State of the Union address OR the Republicans approach of cutting taxes, spending and regulation? Jan 26-29 2012 35 42 6 16

Proposals the President made in his State of the Union address Republicans approach of cutting taxes, spending and regulation Neither/Both (VOL.) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)

ASK ALL CC4. One thing the President did not mention in his speech was his position on the Keystone X-L pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the United States. Supporters of the pipeline say it will ease Americas dependence on Mideast oil and create jobs. Opponents fear the environmental impact of building a pipeline. What about you do you support or oppose building the Keystone X-L pipeline? Jan 26-29 2012 64 22 14

Support Oppose Dont know/Refused (VOL.)

ASK ALL CC5. The president says he is proposing a 30 percent tax on millionaires because many wealthy Americans pay a 15 percent tax on their investment income, such as capital gains and dividends. Do you think investment income should be taxed at a lower rate than wages OR should it be taxed at the same rate as wages? Jan 26-29 2012 27 56 6 11

Lower rate Same rate Higher rate/Other (VOL.) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)

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ASK ALL CC6. As you may know, many in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail have said that Iran should not be permitted to produce a nuclear weapon. How far do you think the United States should go to prevent this? Should the U.S. [READ 1-3] Jan 26-29 2012 47 13 17 10 14

Impose economic sanctions against Iran, OR Go farther and take covert action against Iran such as sabotage and assassination of scientists working on their weapons program, OR Go farther still and take military action against Iran, including bombing weapons facilities inside the country? None of these/Do nothing [VOL. DO NOT READ] Dont know/Refused [VOL. DO NOT READ]

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