December 21, 2016 - New York Voters Back Legislative Pay Raise Deal, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Keep Obamacare, But Fix It Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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New York State voters support 56 - 36 percent a pay raise for state legislators, but only if they agree to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to limit legislators' outside income and to accept an eight-year term limit, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

In another question about whether they support or oppose a pay raise for legislators, with no conditions attached, voters are opposed 70 - 24 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Opposition is strong among all party, gender, age, regional and racial groups listed.

Support for a pay raise with outside income and term limits wins strong support from all the listed groups, with similar support from Democrats, Republicans and independent voters.

A total of 83 percent of New York State voters say government corruption is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem.

"It's not a full-time job, but New York state legislators say they are overdue for a raise. No way, voters say almost 3-1, unless lawmakers accept Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for a limit on outside income and an eight-year term limit," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "Voters like that trade-off by a wide margin.

"Overwhelmingly, New Yorkers think corruption is a big state government problem. Is Gov. Cuomo part of the problem or part of a solution? Opinions split right down the middle."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature will take steps to improve ethics in state government in 2017, 49 percent of voters say, while 42 percent say they will not.

New York State voters are divided 44 - 44 percent on whether Gov. Cuomo is part of the problem of ethics in government, or part of the solution.

By an overwhelming 80 - 15 percent, voters say elected state officials who are convicted of a felony should lose their pension.

"New Yorkers don't agree on much, but almost all agree that a politician sitting in jail should not be collecting a pension," Carroll added.

Voters approve 43 - 13 percent, with 44 percent undecided of the way U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is doing his job. Economy, Hope, Staying or Leaving New York

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 22 percent of voters say the economy is the most important problem facing New York State today, while 20 percent list taxes and 10 percent cite "politicians/political corruption."

Next year will be better for them personally, 62 percent of New York State voters say, as 24 percent say 2017 will be worse for them and 9 percent say it will be the same.

If they had the opportunity, 39 percent of voters say they would leave New York, but 59 percent say they would stay.

They are better off financially than they were a year ago, 37 percent of voters say, while 33 percent say they are worse off and 29 percent say they are the same. ObamaCare

New York State voters support 58 - 40 percent the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Democrats support ObamaCare 88 - 9 percent, with Republicans opposed 86 - 13 percent and independent voters divided 48 - 49 percent.

But 45 percent of voters say Congress should make minor changes to the Affordable Care Act, while 28 percent want major changes. Only 12 percent of voters say leave the law as is and only 14 percent say repeal it entirely.

Only 22 percent of New York State voters say the world will be more peaceful in 2017, while 71 percent say it will be less peaceful.

From December 13 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,130 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Preet Bharara is handling his job as U.S. Attorney?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              43%    34%    50%    43%    50%    37%    44%    38%
Disapprove           13     18     10     14     14     13     10     16
DK/NA                44     48     40     43     35     51     46     46
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              39%    42%    45%    45%    50%    35%    41%    46%
Disapprove           20     16     10      9     14     12     13     15
DK/NA                41     41     45     46     36     54     46     39
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              36%    50%    42%
Disapprove           12     15     15
DK/NA                52     35     44
 
 
21. Would you say the overall quality of life in New York State is excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             5%     3%     8%     4%     7%     4%     5%     3%
Good                 52     42     62     47     50     53     59     48
Not so good          29     36     22     34     28     30     24     31
Poor                 11     18      5     14     14     10      9     16
DK/NA                 2      2      3      1      1      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Excellent            11%     4%     4%     4%     4%     4%     4%     8%
Good                 42     59     52     54     50     56     54     47
Not so good          34     28     26     29     28     27     27     33
Poor                 11      8     14     12     16     10     13     10
DK/NA                 2      1      5      1      2      3      2      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Excellent             4%     4%    11%
Good                 48     55     53
Not so good          30     28     30
Poor                 16     11      5
DK/NA                 2      3      1
 
 
22. Compared to a few years ago, do you think the quality of life in New York State has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               21%     5%    30%    19%    21%    21%    18%    14%
Worse                33     58     19     36     32     34     29     42
Same                 45     36     49     43     47     43     52     42
DK/NA                 1      1      2      2      -      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Better               27%    22%    17%    17%    16%    17%    16%    30%
Worse                33     35     30     36     38     34     35     28
Same                 40     42     52     44     46     48     47     40
DK/NA                 -      1      1      4      -      2      1      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Better               17%    25%    20%
Worse                35     36     25
Same                 47     37     54
DK/NA                 1      2      1
 
 
23. Regardless of whether you will move, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move out of New York State, or would you rather remain in New York State?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Move                 39%    51%    31%    44%    40%    39%    36%    45%
Remain               59     47     68     53     58     59     62     53
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Move                 45%    39%    43%    29%    43%    38%    40%    38%
Remain               54     60     55     69     55     60     58     61
DK/NA                 1      1      2      2      2      2      2      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Move                 45%    35%    38%
Remain               53     64     60
DK/NA                 2      1      3
 
 
24. What do you think is the most important problem facing New York State today?
                                   Tot
 
Economy Total                      22%
 Economy general                    5
 Unemployment/Jobs                 10
 Cost of living                     4
 Minimum wage too low               1
 Economy other                      3
 
Taxes Total                        20%
 Taxes general                     18
 Property tax                       2
 
Politicians Total                  10%
 Donald Trump                       3
 Political corruption               3
 Governor/State Ldrshp/Legislature  2
 Politicians other                  2
 
Housing Total                       7%
 Housing general                    3
 Housing Costs/Availability         3
 Rent control/Stabilization         1
 
Poverty/Homeless                    6%
 
Education Total                     5%
 Education general                  3
 Funding education                  1
 Education other                    1
 
Crime Total                         3%
 Crime/Violence general             1
 Drugs                              1
 
Budget Total                        2%
 Budget general                     1
 Gov too big/Gov spending           1
 
Cities/Urban Total                  2%
 Infrastructure                     1
 Cities/Urban issues other          1
 
Class inequality                    2%
Environment/Pollution               2%
Immigration                         2%
 
Divide within state                 1%
Gun control                         1%
Healthcare/Costs/Ins/HMO's          1%
Mass/public transportation          1%
Police                              1%
Racism/Race relations               1%
Senior issues                       1%
Terrorism                           1%
Welfare                             1%
 
Other                               5%
DK/NA                               3%
 
 
25. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        4%     2%     6%     4%     4%     4%     5%     3%
Smwht satisfied      51     36     63     45     47     54     52     48
Smwht dissatisfied   31     39     25     32     31     31     30     30
Very dissatisfied    13     23      5     18     17     10     12     19
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Very satisfied        4%     4%     4%     6%     5%     4%     4%     5%
Smwht satisfied      56     55     48     46     44     54     50     53
Smwht dissatisfied   30     29     31     31     29     30     30     32
Very dissatisfied    10     12     16     15     21     11     15     10
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Very satisfied        3%     6%     5%
Smwht satisfied      47     52     56
Smwht dissatisfied   32     31     27
Very dissatisfied    18     10     11
DK/NA                 -      1      1
 
 
26. Would you describe the state of New York State's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             2%     -      3%     2%     3%     1%     2%     1%
Good                 46     29     59     41     42     48     51     37
Not so good          38     45     30     43     38     38     33     43
Poor                 13     23      6     13     15     11     10     17
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      2      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Excellent             4%     2%     -      2%     3%     1%     2%     2%
Good                 46     52     44     41     39     49     45     48
Not so good          41     35     37     39     40     36     38     38
Poor                  9     10     15     16     17     11     13     11
DK/NA                 1      1      4      2      1      3      2      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Excellent             2%     2%     1%
Good                 38     49     54
Not so good          40     37     35
Poor                 19      9      8
DK/NA                 2      3      1
 
 
27. Do you think New York State's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               22%     8%    29%    23%    25%    19%    20%    18%
Worse                22     34     13     27     19     25     19     29
Same                 53     58     54     49     54     53     57     52
DK/NA                 2      1      4      2      2      3      4      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Better               29%    26%    15%    19%    22%    18%    19%    28%
Worse                24     20     22     24     21     26     24     20
Same                 45     52     59     57     56     54     55     50
DK/NA                 3      1      3      1      1      3      2      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Better               19%    26%    20%
Worse                26     21     18
Same                 54     48     59
DK/NA                 1      4      2
 
 
28. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               37%    28%    40%    38%    41%    34%    38%    30%
Worse                33     44     28     31     30     35     28     39
SAME(VOL)            29     26     30     30     28     30     34     30
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Better               52%    44%    35%    21%    38%    31%    34%    43%
Worse                34     29     34     34     31     35     33     32
SAME(VOL)            14     27     31     44     30     34     32     24
DK/NA                 -      -      -      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Better               34%    42%    34%
Worse                32     31     37
SAME(VOL)            32     26     29
DK/NA                 1      1      -
 
 
29. Do you think Governor Cuomo's efforts to improve the economy in upstate New York will be successful or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Successful       41%    23%    52%    38%    36%    44%    34%    36%
No                   35     56     21     38     43     28     41     41
DK/NA                24     20     27     24     20     27     25     23
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes/Successful       44%    42%    40%    38%    29%    40%    35%    53%
No                   33     36     35     38     50     33     41     24
DK/NA                23     22     26     24     21     27     24     24
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Successful       39%    45%    38%
No                   45     26     32
DK/NA                16     29     30
 
 
30. Would you support or oppose a pay raise for members of the state legislature, who currently earn a base salary of $79,500 a year?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              24%    14%    33%    20%    26%    23%    30%    14%
Oppose               70     79     60     77     70     70     65     82
DK/NA                 6      7      7      3      4      7      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Support              28%    29%    22%    20%    24%    21%    22%    29%
Oppose               66     66     73     74     72     74     73     63
DK/NA                 6      5      5      6      3      5      4      8
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              17%    34%    21%
Oppose               80     60     70
DK/NA                 3      6      9
 
 
30a. (If Support q30) Do you think the base salary for members of the state legislature should be $100,000 a year, should be less than $100,000 a year, or should be more than $100,000 a year?
                     SUPPORT PAY RAISE Q30
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
More than $100K      20%    30%    10%
$100K                47     45     49
Less than $100K      26     19     33
DK/NA                 7      6      8
 
 
30b. (Combined Q30 and Q30a) Would you support or oppose a pay raise for members of the state legislature, who currently earn a base salary of $79,500 a year? IF SUPPORT: Do you think the base salary for members of the state legislature should be $100,000 a year, should be less than $100,000 a year, or should be more than $100,000 a year?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Increase > $100K      5%     3%     5%     7%     8%     2%     6%     3%
Increase to $100K    11      6     17      9     12     11     15      6
Increase < $100K      6      6      8      4      5      8      7      5
Oppose increase      70     79     60     77     70     70     65     82
DK/NA                 7      7     10      4      5      9      7      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Increase > $100K      7%     5%     4%     4%     8%     2%     4%     6%
Increase to $100K    14     15      9     11     12     11     11     13
Increase < $100K      5      8      8      4      4      7      6      8
Oppose increase      66     66     73     74     72     74     73     63
DK/NA                 7      7      6      7      4      6      5     11
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Increase > $100K      3%     7%     5%
Increase to $100K     8     16     11
Increase < $100K      6      9      3
Oppose increase      80     60     70
DK/NA                 4      8     11
 
 
31. Would you support or oppose a pay raise for state legislators if they agree to limit outside income and accept an eight-year term limit?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              56%    52%    58%    55%    59%    53%    65%    50%
Oppose               36     40     33     37     35     37     28     39
DK/NA                 8      8      9      8      6     10      6     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Support              59%    52%    58%    55%    63%    55%    58%    51%
Oppose               35     38     35     34     31     35     33     41
DK/NA                 6     10      7     11      6     10      8      8
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              55%    58%    55%
Oppose               38     33     38
DK/NA                 7      9      8
 
 
32. In your opinion, how often should state legislators get a pay raise; every year, every 2 to 5 years, every 6 to 10 years, less often, or never?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Every year            6%     4%     6%     8%     6%     7%     5%     6%
2 to 5 years         43     37     47     41     43     43     50     37
6 to 10 years        23     23     24     25     23     24     22     24
Less often           11     19      7     10     10     11      7     15
Never                 8      9      6      8      8      8      7      8
DK/NA                 9      8     10      8     10      9      9     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Every year           12%     8%     4%     2%     6%     6%     6%     8%
2 to 5 years         37     49     46     41     43     44     44     42
6 to 10 years        29     18     23     25     21     24     23     24
Less often           10     11     11     11     11     10     11     11
Never                 8      8      6      9      9      6      7      8
DK/NA                 4      6     10     12     10      9     10      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Every year            6%     7%     6%
2 to 5 years         36     44     52
6 to 10 years        24     26     19
Less often           14      9      6
Never                12      5      5
DK/NA                 8      8     12
 
 
33. How much of a problem, if at all, is government corruption in New York State today; is it a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very serious         44%    52%    37%    45%    51%    39%    45%    40%
Smwht serious        39     35     44     39     33     45     39     42
Not too serious      10      7     12      9     11      9     11     10
Not a problem at all  2      2      2      2      2      3      1      2
DK/NA                 4      4      4      5      3      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Very serious         43%    44%    44%    46%    52%    36%    43%    47%
Smwht serious        32     39     43     42     33     46     40     37
Not too serious      13     12      8      9     11     10     11      9
Not a problem at all  7      2      1      1      1      2      2      4
DK/NA                 6      4      4      2      4      5      4      3
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Very serious         46%    45%    39%
Smwht serious        37     38     45
Not too serious      10     11      8
Not a problem at all  2      2      3
DK/NA                 4      4      5
 
 
34. Do you think Governor Cuomo and the state legislature will or will not take steps to improve ethics in state government in 2017?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Will take steps      49%    26%    61%    49%    41%    55%    42%    44%
Will not             42     61     29     44     51     34     48     45
DK/NA                 9     12     10      7      7     11     10     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Will take steps      53%    50%    47%    46%    35%    49%    43%    62%
Will not             37     42     44     42     57     38     47     31
DK/NA                 9      8      9     11      8     12     10      8
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Will take steps      42%    56%    48%
Will not             49     34     42
DK/NA                 9     10     10
 
 
35. When thinking about the problem of ethics in government, do you think Andrew Cuomo is part of the problem or part of the solution?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Problem              44%    65%    31%    45%    51%    38%    51%    51%
Solution             44     25     56     43     38     49     38     40
DK/NA                12     11     13     13     11     13     11     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Problem              36%    46%    45%    49%    59%    45%    51%    30%
Solution             47     44     45     39     31     44     39     56
DK/NA                17     10     10     11     10     11     11     15
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Problem              54%    37%    40%
Solution             37     50     47
DK/NA                10     13     14
 
 
36. Do you think elected state officials who have been convicted of a felony should lose their pensions or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Lose pensions    80%    85%    79%    81%    81%    80%    83%    85%
No                   15     14     13     15     15     15     12     11
DK/NA                 5      2      7      3      4      5      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes/Lose pensions    74%    74%    86%    84%    83%    85%    84%    72%
No                   21     20     10     10     12     11     12     22
DK/NA                 5      6      4      5      5      4      4      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Lose pensions    84%    73%    85%
No                   14     19     10
DK/NA                 2      8      4
 
 
43. Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              58%    13%    88%    48%    49%    65%    57%    39%
Oppose               40     86      9     49     49     32     39     59
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      1      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Support              63%    59%    57%    51%    43%    53%    49%    76%
Oppose               36     38     41     45     56     43     49     23
DK/NA                 -      3      2      4      2      3      3      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              49%    71%    51%
Oppose               49     26     47
DK/NA                 2      3      2
 
 
44. Do you think Congress should keep the health care law in place as it is, make minor changes, make major changes, or repeal the health care law entirely?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Keep as is           12%     3%    20%     7%     9%    14%     8%     6%
Minor changes        45     15     63     42     39     50     50     30
Major changes        28     49     13     32     32     24     31     39
Repeal entirely      14     30      3     17     18     11     11     22
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Keep as is           22%    15%     8%     7%     7%     7%     7%    22%
Minor changes        45     48     45     41     33     46     41     53
Major changes        21     24     30     35     40     31     35     14
Repeal entirely      11     14     15     15     18     14     16     10
DK/NA                 -      -      3      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Keep as is            7%    20%     7%
Minor changes        42     49     42
Major changes        33     20     33
Repeal entirely      17     10     16
DK/NA                 1      1      2
 
 
45. Do you think 2017 will be better or worse than 2016 for you personally?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               62%    79%    47%    69%    71%    54%    57%    67%
Worse                24      9     38     18     16     30     27     15
SAME(VOL)             9      9      9      8      9      9     11     12
DK/NA                 5      3      7      6      4      6      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Better               68%    73%    61%    48%    73%    54%    62%    62%
Worse                22     20     24     28     13     27     21     29
SAME(VOL)             6      4      9     16     10     12     11      4
DK/NA                 4      3      5      8      4      7      6      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Better               58%    66%    62%
Worse                25     24     22
SAME(VOL)            13      5      9
DK/NA                 5      5      7
 
 
46. Do you think 2016 was better or worse than 2015 for you personally?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               47%    38%    52%    46%    47%    47%    48%    40%
Worse                34     43     29     35     35     33     31     39
SAME(VOL)            18     18     18     18     17     20     20     20
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Better               58%    53%    41%    39%    46%    43%    44%    52%
Worse                36     30     39     30     34     36     35     32
SAME(VOL)             6     17     18     30     18     21     20     15
DK/NA                 1      -      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Better               45%    49%    48%
Worse                33     33     35
SAME(VOL)            21     17     16
DK/NA                 1      1      1
 
 
47. In 2017, do you think the world will be a more peaceful or less peaceful place?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More peaceful        22%    38%    10%    24%    24%    19%    18%    31%
Less peaceful        71     50     83     69     69     72     75     59
DK/NA                 8     11      7      6      7      8      7     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
More peaceful        17%    18%    24%    27%    28%    21%    24%    16%
Less peaceful        79     74     68     63     63     70     67     77
DK/NA                 4      8      8     10      9      8      8      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More peaceful        22%    19%    24%
Less peaceful        69     73     69
DK/NA                 9      8      7