About the Poll

The poll of 1007 registered voters was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Inc., a Washington-based polling and public research company. Conducted between May 17 and May 22, the survey has a margin of error of 3.1 percent for the complete sample, and up to 7 percent for polling of subgroups, like devout evangelicals or voters from swing states.

Those polled represent a balanced cross-section of America. About a quarter are high school graduates, another quarter have some college education, and a third quarter are college graduates. More than half are employed, and about a quarter are retired. About 60 percent are married, while 20 percent are single, and 10 percent are widowed or divorced. In terms of political ideology, the largest group — 40 percent — described themselves as moderates, while 37 percent said they were conservative, and 18 percent said they were liberal. Half of all respondents said they voted for President George W. Bush in 2000, while 42 percent said they voted for former Vice President Al Gore.

View the poll results

Take the poll




Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2019 demands.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.