TIME Poll Results: Americans' Views on the Campaign, Religion and the Mosque Controversy

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Based on a survey of roughly 1,000 adults conducted August 16 and 17, here are the results of a TIME poll on the state of politics and religion in America. Highlights include respondents' feelings about Muslims in America, President Obama, the upcoming elections, and hot-button issues such as the proposed mosque near Ground Zero.

1. To start with, in general, do you approve or disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job as President?

Approve: 46%
Disapprove: 45%
No answer/Don't know: 9%

2. Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?

Right direction: 34%
Wrong track: 57%
No answer/Don't know: 9%

3. Are you now registered to vote in your precinct or election district, or haven't you been able to register so far?

Yes, registered: 88%
No, not registered: 12%
Don't know/Refused: Less than 1%

4. Would you say that you personally will definitely not vote in the November election, probably not vote, may or may not vote, will probably vote, or will definitely vote?

Base: Registered voters (912)
Definitely vote: 75%
Probably vote: 14%
May or may not vote: 5%
Probably not vote: 2%
Definitely not vote: 3%
No answer/Don't know: 1%

5. There will be an election for U.S. Congress in November. If you had to decide today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate in your district or the Republican candidate?

Base: Registered voters (912)
Democratic candidate: 38%
Republican candidate: 42%
Tea Party:: Less than 1% Other: 3%
No answer/Don't know: 18%

Base: Registered probably/definitely vote (827)
Democratic candidate: 37%
Republican candidate: 43%
Tea Party:: Less than 1%
Other: 2%
No answer/Don't know: 18%

6. Are you leaning more toward the Democratic Party candidate or more toward the Republican Party candidate?

Base: Undecided registered voters (168)
Democratic candidate: 15%
Republican candidate: 21%
Tea Party: 1%
Other: 6%
No answer/Don't know: 56%

Base: Registered voters (912)
(Lean toward) Democratic candidate: 40%
(Lean toward) Republican candidate: 45%
Tea Party: 1%
Other: 4%
No answer/Don't know: 10%

Base: Registered probably/definitely vote (827)
(Lean toward) Democratic candidate: 40%
(Lean toward) Republican candidate: 47%
Tea Party: 1%
Other: 3%
No answer/Don't know: 10%

7. Thinking about various religious groups, overall, would you say that you have a very favorable view of the following religions, a somewhat favorable view, or a somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable view of the following religions?

Very favorable: 32%
Somewhat favorable: 43%
Somewhat unfavorable: 8%
Very unfavorable: 5%
No answer/Don't know: 12%

Very favorable: 34%
Somewhat favorable: 39%
Somewhat unfavorable: 10%
Very unfavorable: 7%
No answer/Don't know: 10%

Very favorable: 12%
Somewhat favorable: 32%
Somewhat unfavorable: 22%
Very unfavorable: 21%
No answer/Don't know: 14%

Very favorable: 33%
Somewhat favorable: 41%
Somewhat unfavorable: 9%
Very unfavorable: 4%
No answer/Don't know: 13%

Very favorable: 16%
Somewhat favorable: 41%
Somewhat unfavorable: 18%
Very unfavorable: 11%
No answer/Don't know: 14%

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