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CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLL

Clinton Continues to Lead the Democratic Race


December 4-8, 2015
Q1-Q41 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q42. Which one of these candidates would you like to see the Democratic Party nominate for President in 2016?

Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Martin O'Malley
Someone Else (Vol.)
None of them (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

* DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS *


%
52
32
2
5
9

Nov15a
%
52
33
5
1
3
6

Q43. Is your mind made up or is it still too early to say for sure?

Mind made up
Too early
Don't know/No answer

* DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS WITH A CHOICE *


%
54
45
1

49
50
1

Q44. Regardless of who you support, who do you expect to finally win the Democratic nomination for President in 2016?

Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Martin O'Malley
Someone Else
None of them
Don't know/No answer

* DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS *


%
73
16
2
*
*
9

Q45. Which one of these candidate qualities is most important to you in deciding who to support for the Democratic
nomination for president in 2016?
Can bring about needed change
Has the right experience
Is a strong leader
Is honest and trustworthy
Cares about people like me
Don't know/No answer

25
22
21
14
14
4

25
15
19
22
14
3

Q46. How confident are you in Hillary Clinton's ability to make the right decisions about the economy -- are you very
confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?

Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

* DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS *


%
36
45
9
8
2

Nov15a
%
39
45
8
8
*

Q47. How confident are you in Hillary Clintons ability to help reduce the gap between the rich and the poor in the U.S. -are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?
Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

18
45
20
14
2

25
42
23
10
*

Q48. How confident are you in Hillary Clintons ability to handle the threat of terrorism are you very confident,
somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?
Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

35
43
12
9
2

Q49. How confident are you in Bernie Sanders ability to make the right decisions about the economy -- are you very
confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?
Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

25
40
21
8
6

32
36
17
9
6

Q50. How confident are you in Bernie Sanders ability to help reduce the gap between the rich and the poor in the U.S. -are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?
Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

25
34
25
10
6

30
34
19
11
5

Q51. How confident are you in Bernie Sanders ability to handle the threat of terrorism are you very confident,
somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?

Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not too confident
Not at all confident
Don't know/No answer

* DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS *


%
14
39
25
12
11

Q52. Do you think Hillary Clinton says what she believes most of the time, or does she say what she thinks people want
to hear?

Yes, says what she believes


No, says what people want
Don't know/No answer

Nov15a
%
52
46
3

52
44
5

Q53. Do you think Hillary Clinton has presented specific ideas about how she would accomplish her goals if she were
elected president, or not?
Has
Has not
Don't know/No answer

64
33
3

Q54. Do you think Bernie Sanders says what he believes most of the time, or does he say what he thinks people want to
hear?
Yes, says what he believes
No, says what people want
Don't know/No answer

62
28
11

62
28
10

Q55. Do you think Bernie Sanders has presented specific ideas about how he would accomplish his goals if he were
elected president, or not?
Has
Has not
Don't know/No answer

55
30
15
Unweighted
1,275

Weighted

Total Respondents
Total registered voters
Total Democratic Primary Voters

1,053
384

973
354