The Polling Unit: Archives 2003

December 2003

• Dec. 31 — Heading Into New Year, A Jump in Hopefulness

• Dec. 31 — Consumer Confidence 2003: Low Year Ends on High Note

• Dec. 24 — Confidence, Continuing to Improve, Reaches 17-Month High

• Dec. 22 — Two Holiday Gifts Boost Bush: Saddam, and the Economy Too

• Dec. 19 — More Back Life Sentence for Convicted Sniper Malvo

• Dec. 17 — Two-Thirds of Democrats Say Gore Won't Affect Their Vote

• Dec. 17 — Economic Outlook Brighter; Buying Climate at 2003 Peak

• Dec. 14 — A Sober Response to Saddam's Capture

• Dec. 10 — Confidence Levels Off

• Dec. 8 — Muted Reception Greets Medicare Reform Bill

• Dec. 3 — Consumer Confidence Continues Advance

November 2003

• Nov. 26 — 2003 Holiday Shopping Season: More Buyers Plan to Go Online

• Nov. 25 — Consumer Confidence Jumps; Now Its Best in 14 Months

• Nov. 19 — Economic Optimism Still Looks Better, While Current Views Stay Flat

• Nov. 17 — Views are Steady on Iraq and Bush

• Nov. 16 — John F. Kennedy's Assassination Leaves a Legacy of Suspicion

• Nov. 12 — Confidence Stays Flat

• Nov. 5 — Slump in Consumer Confidence Nears Six-Month Mark

• Nov. 4 — Party Identification, 2003: Precise Political Parity

• Nov. 2 — With Bush Weaker on Issues, the Economy Looms Large

October 2003

• Oct. 29 — Despite Signs of Recovery, Many Americans Don't See It

• Oct. 22 — Confidence Still Stable

• Oct. 19 — Growing Health Care Concerns Fuel Cautious Support for Change

• Oct. 15 — U.S. Catholics Admire the Pope Yet Differ With Many of His Views

• Oct. 15 — Economic Outlook Improves a Bit, Current Ratings Stay Flat

• Oct. 14 — Iraq and Economic Problems Level the '04 Playing Field

• Oct. 8 — Confidence In A Lull

• Oct.7 — A Harsh Judgement on Davis Clears Schwarzenegger's Way

• Oct. 1 — Broad Majority Continues to Oppose Spending Additional $87 in Iraq

• Oct. 1 — Confidence is Flat

• Oct. 1 — Seven in 10 Favor a Special Counsel To Probe Alleged White House Leak

September 2003

• Sept. 24 — Confidence Inches Down

•  Sept. 22 — Most Oppose Gay Marriage, But Don't Want to Amend Constitution

• Sept. 17 — Confidence Reaches Eight — Week Low

•  Sept. 14 — Doubts Drag Bush Back Down to Earth

• Sept. 11 — Critical Views of Islam Grow Amid Continued Unfamiliarity

• Sept. 10 — Most Say Gov't Intruding on Rights, But Most Also Call it Justified

• Sept. 9 — Near Its Best of the Year, Confidence Shows Resilience

• Sept. 8 — More Think the Iraq War Increases the Risk of Terroism

• Sept. 8 — Two Years Later: Anger, Resolve But Also Lower Ratings for Bush

• Sept. 03 — Consumer Confidence Stays Still, Despite Rising Gas Prices

August 2003

• Aug. 27 — Consumer Confidence in Summer Standstill

• Aug. 25 — Public Attitudes on Bush, Iraq Stable Despite U.N. Bombing

• Aug. 20 — Confidence on Hold, Again

• Aug. 13 — Consumer Confidence Stands Still

• Aug. 6 — Consumer Confidence Holds Flat, Failing to Extend Last Week's Advance

• Aug. 4 — Fewer Have Cancer Tests Than Doctors Recommend

July 2003

• July 31 — Most Would Pay Higher Taxes to Fund a Seniors' Drug Plan

• July 30 — Confidence Advances, Though Still Weak

• July 24 — Most Americans Back Health Exception to "Partial-Birth" Abortion Ban

• July 23 — Confidence Levels Off, On Pace For 10 -Year Low

• July 16 — 30% Call Economy 'Poor,' the Most in Nearly a Decade

• July 15 — Modified Foods Give Consumers Pause

• July 13 — Many Democratic Voters Looking for a Candidate

• July 11 — Bush Faces Rising Public Doubts on Credibility and Casualties Alike

• July 9 — Confidence Stuck in a Rut

• July 3 — U.S. Constitution: Great Impact, But Hold the Details

• July 2 — Confidence in a June Lull

June 2003

• June 25 — Confidence Marks Time

• June 23 — Public Disquiet Grows With Casualties in Iraq

• June 19 — Public Says Supreme Court Nominees Should Disclose Abortion Views

• June 18 — Confidence, Still Weak, Is on a Better Track

• June 11 — Confidence Levels Off

• June 7 — Steep Obstacles Face Mrs. Clinton on the National Political Stage

May 2003

• May 28 — Uptick in Confidence Ends a Postwar Slump

• May 22 — Fuming Over Fossil Fuel? Knock a Quarter Off the Top

• May 21 — Confidence Stabalizes

• May 14 — Consumer Confidence Continues to Fade

• May 7 — Confidence Shedding its Postwar Gains

• May 3 — Election '04: Does Bush Get It?

• May 2 — If Elected, Most Say U.S. Should Back a Fundamentalist Government in Iraq

• May 1 — Bush is Strong but Hardly Unassailable

April 2003

• Apr. 30 — Post War Boost in Confidence Ends With a Sharp Snap

• Apr. 28 — Public Stays Cool on SARS

• Apr. 23 — Confidence its Best in Seven Months

• Apr. 17 — Concern About Peacekeeping, But Some Also See a Benefit of the War

•  Apr. 16 — Confidence Rises Sharply Amid Positive War News

• Apr. 10 — Both Confidence and Concerns Greet the Sudden Fall of Baghdad

• Apr. 9 — Consumer Confidence Gains Some Ground

•  Apr. 7 — Beneath Broad Support for War Are Sharp Divisions in Intensity

• Apr. 4 — Most are Following News of SARS, But Fear of Catching it is Muted

• Apr. 3 — Surge of Optimism Greets Battlefield Gains

• Apr. 2 — Confidence in a Trough

March 2003

• March 28 — Support for War With Iraq Holds Even as Expectations of Casualties Soar

• March 26 — Slump in Confidence Extends Another Week

• March 23 — Expectations of Few Casualties Fade, Though Support for War is High

• March 21 — While Support for War Holds Steady, Bush's Ratings Are Lower Than '91

• March 18 — Economic Outlook Soars To its Worst Since 1992

• March 18 — Support for War Spikes as Bush Sets a Deadline

• March 12 — Drop in Economy Ratings Leads Confidence Lower

• March 10 — Support for War is Steady; U.N. Approval Desired, Not Necessary

• March 5 — Confidence, While Still Low, Posts a Stronger February

• March 3 — While Most Support Iraq Policy, Reservations are Broadly Held

February 2003

• Feb. 26 — Confidence Up in Last Three Weeks

• Feb 24 — Despite Skepticism of the U.N., Most Want its Support vs Iraq

• Feb. 19 — Economic Ratings Gain a Bit, But Pessimism for the Future Continues

• Feb.17 — While a Quarter Lay in Supplies, Most Take Terror Alert in Stride

• Feb. 12 — Confidence, Still Low, Gains Back Some Ground

• Feb. 11 — Support for Space Program Endures; Most Call Accident Unavoidable

• Feb. 10 — Most Support Allied Attack Even Without U.N. Support

• Feb. 6 — Seven in 10 Powell Viewers See a Convincing Case For War

• Feb. 5 — Buying Climate Weakens as Gasoline Prices Spike

• Feb. 4 — Low Marks on Domestic Issues Continue to Trouble Bush

• Feb. 1 — Bush Regains His Footing on Iraq Though Many Want Hard Evidence

January 2003

• Jan. 29 — Confidence Stabalizes at Nine-Year Low

• Jan. 28 — Speech Viewers Liked it But Opinions Barely Budge

• Jan. 28 — Two-Thirds Would Give Inspectors the "Few More Months" They Seek

• Jan. 24 — Majority Opposes Clearing Death Row

• Jan. 23 — Lieberman Gains a Bit On '04 Democratic Pack

• Jan. 22 — Views of Race Relation Improve

• Jan. 22 — Consumer Confidence Nose-dives; One of its Steepest Drops on Record

• Jan.21 — Public Support for Abortion Depends on Why it's Done

• Jan. 21 — On Iraq and the Economy, a Two-Front War for Bush

• Jan. 20 — Views on Affirmative Action: Assistance, Yes; Preference, No

• Jan. 16 — Public Views of Press Freedom: Wartime Changes the Equation

• Jan. 15 — Slump in Confidence Lasts Another Week

• Jan. 8 — Confidence Still in a Rut

• Jan. 7 — Americans Broadly Skeptical Of Bush's Economic Policies

• Jan. 6 — Different Means in Dealing With Iraq and North Korea

• Jan. 1 — Confidence 2002: The Worst Since 1996


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