Registered Voters
Do you think the Republicans in Congress are too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
Too liberal Too conservative About right Unsure
Row % Row % Row % Row %
Registered Voters 16% 44% 32% 8%
Party Identification Democrat 18% 63% 12% 6%
Republican 17% 23% 53% 6%
Independent 12% 43% 34% 11%
Tea Party Supporters 24% 13% 54% 9%
Political Ideology Liberal 7% 70% 15% 8%
Moderate 10% 56% 29% 5%
Conservative 26% 20% 46% 8%
Region Northeast 10% 49% 37% 4%
Midwest 15% 45% 27% 13%
South 18% 45% 31% 7%
West 17% 38% 36% 9%
Household Income Less than $50,000 18% 40% 31% 12%
$50,000 or more 15% 49% 33% 3%
Education Not college graduate 18% 37% 34% 11%
College graduate 12% 54% 30% 4%
Age Under 45 15% 40% 39% 7%
45 or older 16% 46% 29% 9%
Age 18 to 29 11% 41% 39% 8%
30 to 44 17% 38% 38% 7%
45 to 59 18% 48% 26% 7%
60 or older 14% 44% 33% 10%
Generation Millennials (18-30) 12% 41% 39% 8%
Gen X (31-46) 17% 41% 37% 6%
Baby Boomers (47-65) 18% 49% 26% 7%
Silent-Greatest (Over 65) 14% 40% 34% 12%
Race White 14% 43% 34% 9%
Non-white 20% 46% 27% 7%
Gender Men 19% 43% 32% 6%
Women 12% 45% 33% 10%
Interview Type Landline 16% 45% 32% 7%
Cell Phone 13% 41% 33% 13%
Marist Poll National Registered Voters: Interviews conducted September 13th and September 14th, 2011, N=825 MOE +/- 3.5%. Totals may not add to 100 due to rounding.