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TO:
Jill Farrell
Judicial Watch
Liz Sheld
Breitbart News
FROM:
Kellyanne Conway
Kevin Quinley
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend
DATE:
December 17, 2013
RE:
Report and Analysis: Nationwide Omnibus Survey
______________________________________________________________________
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend (tpc/WT) pleased present Judicial
Watch and Breitbart with the results and analysis from twelve questions added
nationwide dual-frame omnibus survey adults (18+) living the United States.
This nationwide survey 1,0000 American adults was conducted Interviews were
conducted December 13-16, 2013, Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing
(CATI) facility using live callers. The survey had dual-frame sampling design
composed 65% landline interviews and 35% cell phone interviews.
The sample was drawn from two independent non-overlapping sample frames, one for
landlines and one for cell phones. was drawn utilizing Random Digit Dial (RDD)
which phone numbers were generated computer ensure that every household
the sample had equal chance surveyed. The random-digit-dial sample includes
both unlisted and listed landline telephone numbers and fully replicated and stratified region. Further information sampling procedures found page this
report.
Sampling controls were used ensure that proportional and representative number
adults were interviewed from such demographic groups age, gender, race and
ethnicity, and geographic region. Jill Farrell Judicial Watch and Liz Sheld Breitbart
approved the final survey instrument prior fielding.
The margin error calculated +/- 3.1% the 95% confidence level, meaning that out cases, the results obtained would differ more than three point one
percentage points either direction the entire adult population nationwide were
surveyed. Margins error for subgroups are higher.
Areas inquiry for this study included public impression and opinion regarding:
 Corruption the federal government;
 Illegal immigration and enforcement policy;
 Government transparency, and;
 The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, and its consequence individual
health care.
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
KEY FINDINGS
 
Americans overwhelmingly alarmed corruption the federal
government. Washington, D.C., viewed with skepticism among the public writ large 77%-majority Americans are very somewhat concerned
about corruption the federal government. three-quarters consensus
noteworthy given the tough, legally consequential word used, corruption. 
This goes beyond the incompetence and intransigence that many
Americans associate with the nation capital.
 
Majority believes federal government ability self-police corruption has
declined since Obama entered office. Then-candidate Senator Barack Obama capitalized public antipathy
toward the federal government during his 2008 campaign running
outsider who transcended politics and would have the most transparent 
administration history. Five years hence, Mr. Obama pledge change
government for the better seems unfulfilled for most the public.
52%-majority Americans think the government actually doing
WORSE job cutting down corruption within its own ranks (compared
with just 18% who say doing better the past half-decade. Another discouraging referendum for the self-proclaimed most
transparent administration history occurred response separate
question, where 41%-plurality Americans believe the federal
government actually less transparent under Obama watch. fact,
four-out-of-five adults (80%) not recognize any improvement during
President Obama tenure, compared with just 16% (half the number
Democrats the survey!) who say more transparent. 
 
Three-quarters Americans find voter fraud problematic. Ballot integrity legitimate concern among adults nationwide, 75%
which identify voter fraud either major minor problem. fact,
Americans are 21-points more likely view major problem (36%)
than not problem (15%).
 
Americans favor the rule law when addressing illegal immigration. 51%-majority the public resist policies permitting sanctuary cities,
voicing opposition local policies that would handcuff local law
enforcement from honoring federal immigration laws (vs. 34% favor).
Obama says his most transparent administration ever The Hill; http://bit.ly/1c9YQdo.
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
 
Adults prefer enforce current law for illegal immigrants (44%) rather than
change more lenient policy (36%).
 
American adults are skeptical the ACA and fear might reduce quality
and increase costs (the reverse what was promised). Two-thirds (68%) Americans are satisfied with their own current
healthcare, including nearly two-fifths (39%) who are STRONGLY
satisfied. Americans are ELEVEN TIMES more likely recognize that their
healthcare costs have increased (44%) rather than decreased (4%)
since Obamacare became law nearly four years ago. 47%-plurality the country say their costs have stayed the same over
that interval.
 
Adults are largely dubious that enrolling Obamacare will actually
reduce their health insurance costs. 54%-majority disagreed that they will pay less they join the
government health insurance plan (vs. 12% agree). There 28-point intensity gap favoring those who most adamantly
reject the notion compared with those who embrace most
enthusiastically (12% STRONGLY agree vs. 40% STRONGLY
disagree).
 
Obamacare Problem beyond Obama: media also fingered for adding
confusion and information-underload regarding the new healthcare
law. Roughly one-quarter (27%) agrees that they are accurately informed,
compared with 70% who disagree with that perspective.
 
The closer home, the more confident Americans are the
management health care. Adults are over twice likely assured their state
government handling healthcare issues (44%) than the federal
government (18%) although separate 27% volunteered neither
the above. This confidence vote government ability oversee such
large part the nation economy, and such intimate aspect
everyday life, alarming.
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
Washington, D.C., Captures Dual Distinction Capital City Epicenter
Federal Corruption
Americans express pervasive apprehension
How concerned are you about the issue
toward the federal government propriety. federal government corruption
Majorities among each demographic and
Washington, DC? (ROTATED TOP-TOBOTTOM AND BOTTOM-TO-TOP)
socioeconomic subgroup are very
 somewhat (77% overall) concerned about
77% TOTAL HIGH LEVEL
corruption the nation capital.
CONCERN (NET)
VERY CONCERNED
SOMEWHAT CONCERNED
These concerns are reflected among tripartisan majorities self-identified Democrats
(68% high level concern), self-ID
Independents (75%) and self-ID Republicans
(88%)
52%
25%
Older and younger Americans have divergent
views toward federal government corruption.
Adults aged 18-34 tend have lower level
concern than average (27% vs. 20% overall)
while seniors aged and above exhibit higher
levels concern (83% vs. 77% overall).
TOTAL LOW LEVEL
CONCERN (NET)
JUST LITTLE BIT
CONCERNED
NOT ALL CONCERNED
DK/CANNOT JUDGE (VOL.)
REFUSED (VOL.)
80%
77%
20%
78%
17%
ALL
NEast
17%
MWest
78%
20%
South
20%
11%
25%
Whites
71%
66%
28%
23%
Blacks
Hispanics
TOTAL LOW LEVEL CONCERN (NET)
88%
75%
68%
28%
20%
16%
West
TOTAL HIGH LEVEL CONCERN (NET)
77%
81%
70%
19%
10%
ALL
Self-ID Dem.
Self-ID Ind.
Self-ID Rep.
TOTAL HIGH LEVEL CONCERN (NET)
TOTAL LOW LEVEL CONCERN (NET)
Subgroups more likely than average have high
level concern (77% overall) about corruption
include 
 Annual HHI $50K $75K (84%)
Subgroups more likely than average have low
level concern (20% overall) about corruption
include 
 Hispanics (28%)
 Age and above (83%)
 Annual HHI $100K+ (28%)
 Age 35-44 (82%)
 Age 18-34 (27%)
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
Public Confidence Government Self-Policing Capabilities Wanes,
Inauspicious Trend for the Obama
Compared five years ago, you
Administration
think the government doing
Americans are largely unmoved any suggestion
(ROTATED) better job worse job
there has been crackdown corruption over the policing corruption Washington,
past five years. fact, that 22% say that
D.C.? (PROBED: And would that
MUCH SOMEWHAT better/worse
business-as-usual may viewed compliment
job?)
compared the 52%-majority who believe that the
government actually doing worse job self18% TOTAL BETTER (NET)
regulation.
13%
22%
ABOUT THE SAME (VOL.)
52%
20%
33%
Just 18% adults think the government doing better job mitigating corruption within its ranks
over the past five years. Even self-identified
Democrats are equally likely commend the
government for doing better (33%) they are lay
blame for worsening government corruption (33%)
during their time control the White House.
MUCH BETTER
SOMEWHAT BETTER
TOTAL WORSE (NET)
SOMEWHAT WORSE
MUCH WORSE
52%
53%
47%
25%
17%
22%
18%
ALL
NEast
24%
17%
MWest
TOTAL BETTER (NET)
56%
20%
17%
50%
60%
DK/CANNOT JUDGE (VOL.)
44%
REFUSED44%
(VOL.)
27%
20%
13%
12%
South
DK/CANNOT JUDGE (VOL.)
REFUSED (VOL.)
West
Whites
ABOUT THE SAME (VOL.)
27%
23%
Blacks
25%
17%
Hispanics
TOTAL WORSE (NET)
77%
52%
51%
32%
18%
22%
27%
32%
31%
ALL
Self-ID Dem.
TOTAL BETTER (NET)
Self-ID Ind.
ABOUT THE SAME (VOL.)
12%
Self-ID Rep.
TOTAL WORSE (NET)
Subgroups more likely than average think the
government doing much somewhat 
better (18% overall) job policing corruption 
 Blacks (44%)
Subgroups more likely than average think the
government doing much somewhat 
worse (52% overall) about corruption include 
 Age 45-54 (65%)
 Northeast (25%)
 Annual HHI $75K $100K (63%)
 Annual HHI $100K+ (23%) Grad Less (58%)
Americans Frustrated-Fearful About Voter Fraud
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
Three-quarters (75%) adults recognize voter
fraud legitimate issue, including 36% who
believe major problem the United States.
Voter fraud occurs when people who
are not eligible vote anyway, when one voter casts multiple
ballots single election. your
opinion, voter fraud (READ AND
ROTATED CHOICES) the U.S.?
This high number given the seemingly distant
relationship that franchise compromise might
have one everyday concerns. Unless
course, Americans see nexus between the
two. MAJOR
PROBLEM
Only 15% are blas toward the issue and believe not problem the United States, while
another 10% say they not know could not
judge the relative significance voter fraud.
10% MINOR
PROBLEM
36%
15%
NOT
PROBLEM
39%
Downplaying the perception that voter fraud
purely political issue was the fact that majorities
DK/CANNOT
across the ideological spectrum consider
JUDGE (VOL.)
 major minor problem. Self-identified
independents were most threatened (55%) this challenge the one-person-one-vote
ideals enshrined our nation founding.
36%39%
37%38%
43%
35%
41%
36%
38%37%
28%
17%
15%
11%
ALL
NEast
MWest MAJOR PROBLEM
18%
15%
South
West
28%
16%
Whites MINOR PROBLEM
Blacks
NOT PROBLEM
53%
34%
26%
23%
16%
15%
ALL MAJOR PROBLEM
Self-ID Dem. MINOR PROBLEM
Self-ID Ind.
Self-ID Rep.
NOT PROBLEM
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
13%
Hispanics
43%
42%
39%
32%
15%
55%
36%
46%
44%
41%
Strong Opposition Sanctuary Cities 
Resistance sanctuary policies that prohibit law
enforcement officers from enforcing the law the
land immigration hardly partisan issue.
Instead, majorities Independents and Republicans,
and plurality Democrats oppose such sanctuaries
for illegal immigrants.
Even among those demographics that were more
likely than average favor sanctuary policies, the
plurality still want federal immigration laws enforced.
For example, although 41% Hispanics favor
sanctuary policies higher than the average
respondent 46% still oppose those policies.
34% TOTAL FAVOR (NET)
15% STRONGLY FAVOR
19% SOMEWHAT FAVOR
51% TOTAL OPPOSE (NET)
20% SOMEWHAT OPPOSE
31% STRONGLY OPPOSE
Unsurprisingly, the young, those 18-34 years age,
are most favor sanctuary policies (38%), while
those 45-54 year olds are the least favorable
sanctuary cities (29%).
51%
34%
47%
37%
ALL
NEast
TOTAL FAVOR (NET)
55%
31%
51%
37%
Switching topics immigration,
you (ROTATED) favor oppose
local sanctuary policies some
areas that prohibit law enforcement
officers from helping enforce
federal immigration laws? (PROBED:
And would that STRONGLY
SOMEWHAT favor/oppose?)
14% NOT KNOW/CANNOT
JUDGE (VOL.) REFUSED (VOL.)
53%
32%
51%
29%
MWest
South
West
TOTAL OPPOSE (NET)
51%
38%
34%
ALL
46%
Self-ID Dem.
TOTAL FAVOR (NET)
Subgroups more likely than average strongly somewhat favor (34% overall) local
sanctuary policies 
 Independent Leaning Democrats (44%)
Whites
56%
41%46%
32%
Blacks
Hispanics
58%
51%
35%
30%
Self-ID Ind.
Self-ID Rep.
TOTAL OPPOSE (NET)
Subgroups more likely than average strongly
 somewhat oppose (51% overall) local sanctuary
policies 
 Those age 45-54 (60%)
 
Hispanics (41%)
 
Those with children the home (58%)
 
Those with HHI $35k-$50k (38%)
 
Blacks (56%)
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
Plurality Just Says Change Immigration
Although less dramatic than positions
sanctuary policies, plurality believe that the U.S.
should enforce the immigration laws currently
have, instead changing the law and providing
legal status the illegal immigrants already here.
Which statement better reflects your
views the issue illegal
immigration?
(READ AND ROTATED) should
change the law and provide legal status those illegal immigrants present the
United States;
Not surprisingly, the core constituencies the
center-Left: Hispanics (66%), Democrats (55%),
and those residing the coasts (45%), prefer
change immigration law provide legal status
illegals the U.S. than enforce current law and
expect illegals return home. should enforce current immigration
law with the expectation that illegal
immigrants return their home
countries.
Parents are 7-points (45% 38%) more likely than
the average respondent favor changing the
immigration law.
44%
38%
Formal education levels reveal clear divide
opinion; 11-point gap emerges. Those with
high school diploma less are more likely than
average favor enforcing current law (50% 44%), while college graduates are more likely
than average favor changing immigration law (43%
ENFORCE CURRENT LAW
AND EXPECT RETURN
THEIR HOME
CHANGE THE LAW AND
PROVIDE LEGAL STATUS
BOTH (VOL.)
NEITHER/OTHER (VOL.)
DK/CANNOT JUDGE (VOL.)
REFUSED (VOL.) 38%).
66%
44%
38%
ALL
47%
47%
41%
38%
18-34
35-44
52%
31%
45-54
48%
34%
27%
55-64
CHANGE THE LAW
Subgroups more likely than average side with
changing the law (38%) illegal immigration 
 Hispanics (66%)
 
Those with children the home (45%)
65+
52% 48%
34%
31%
Whites
24%
Blacks Hispanics
ENFORCE CURRENT LAW
Subgroups more likely than average side with
enforcing current law (44%) illegal immigration 
 Those age 45-54 (52%)
Northeasterners and Westerners (45%)
 
47%
 
 
Those making $35k-$50k (51%)
Those with high school diploma less (50%)
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Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
44%
38%
45% 43%
49%
44%
Northeast
Midwest
CHANGE THE LAW
38%
35%
33%
ALL
45%
South
West
ENFORCE CURRENT LAW
65%
55%
38%
45%
44%
31%
35%
18%
ALL
Self-ID Dem.
CHANGE THE LAW
Self-ID Ind.
Self-ID Rep.
ENFORCE CURRENT LAW
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
Dishonesty Catching With Obama
With the exception Black respondents, every
demographic group surveyed said that President
Obama has failed keep his campaign promise bring about the most transparent government
history.
Those toward the upper-middle band the
annual household income range ($50,000 $70,000) are more likely than average say that
that this administration has been less transparent
(53% vs. 41% overall). Those the extremes,
households earning less than $35,000 annually
and more than $100,000 annually, are more likely say that the administration more transparent 
(21%) and that transparency has stayed about
the same (46%) respectively.
When campaigning for the presidency
2008, Barack Obama promised have
the most transparent government
history. Over the past five years, you
think the workings the federal
government have become (ROTATED)
more transparent and open the
public, less transparent and open the
public, stayed about the same?
41%
39%
16%
LESS TRANSPARENT
ABOUT THE SAME
MORE TRANSPARENT NOT KNOW (VOL.)
REFUSED (VOL.)
69%
51%
45% 42%
41% 39%
25%
16%
23%
19%
10%
ALL
MORE TRANSPARENT
Subgroups more likely than
average think the federal
government more transparent
(16%) over the past five years 
 Blacks (43%)
 Those making less than
$35k (21%)
 Those 55-64 (20%)
 Females (19%)
Self-ID Dem.
Self-ID Ind.
LESS TRANSPARENT
Subgroups more likely than average
think the federal government less
transparent (41%) over the past five
years 
 Those and older (53%)
 Those ages 45-54 (48%)
 Males (47%)
 Midwesterners (46%)
Self-ID Rep.
ABOUT THE SAME
Subgroups more likely than
average think the federal
government stayed the same
(39%) over the past five years 
 Blacks (50%)
 Hispanics (48%)
 Those ages 18-34 and
35-44 (47%)
 West Region (45%) major 20-point gender gap emerged with respect this question (see chart next
honest now, while men were points more apt cry less transparent. some
ways, this gap may reflect women propensity offer the benefit the doubt (and
extra time make good the promise), while other ways, reflects the gender gap the ballot box for Mr. Obama both times. invested him told you
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Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
47%
41% 39%
16%
11%
ALL
Men
MORE TRANSPARENT
51%
35% 41%
37%
19%
Women
LESS TRANSPARENT
35%
10%
Whites
the polling company, inc./WomanTrend behalf Judicial Watch/Breitbart
Nationwide Dual-Frame Omnibus Survey among 1000 Adults Report and Analysis
December 2013
50%
43%
48%
19%
28%
Blacks
Hispanics
ABOUT THE SAME
Most Americans Content with Current Healthcare
Over two-thirds Americans are satisfied with
their health care situation, including 65%+
majority among men, women, all ethnicities, and
both Republicans and Democrats. The major
differences satisfaction are along socioeconomic status, those with higher incomes
are more points likely satisfied;
even still, 63% those the lowest income
bracket are satisfied with their situation.
Similarly, older Americans (age and older)
are more apt satisfied with health care,
but every age group above 63%
satisfaction.
Are you (ROTATE) satisfied
unsatisfied with your current
healthcare situation? (PROBE: And
would that STRONGLY
SOMEWHAT satisfied/unsatisfied?)
68% TOTAL SATISFIED (NET)
39% STRONGLY SATISFIED
29% SOMEWHAT SATISFIED
27% TOTAL UNSATISFIED (NET) SOMEWHAT UNSATISFIED
19% STRONGLY UNSATISFIED NOT KNOW/CANNOT
JUDGE (VOL.)
REFUSED (VOL.)
The most satisfied group are those who have
employer-provided insurance (80%
satisfaction), while government-provided
insurance recipients figure 71% approval. fact, there only one subset that
decidedly not satisfied: those who currently not have any insurance group who
comprise just 17% the overall sample.
100%
80%
66%
63%
76%
71%
66%
60%
28%
33%
Age: 18-34
Age: 35-44
40%
30%
25%
19%
20%
Age: 45-54
Satisfied
84%
75%
63%
Age: 65+
Unsatisfied
100%
80%
Age: 55-64
72%
61%
60%
40%
32%
34%
20%
20%
24%
14%
Income: