National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted February 16-17, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable opinion of Chuck Hagel?
2* Hagel was nominated by President Obama to be secretary of defense. The Senate must now decide whether or not to confirm him. Would you like your senators to vote for the confirmation of Hagel as secretary of defense or against the confirmation?
3* Is Hagel qualified to be secretary of defense?
4* Hagel’s confirmation is being delayed by some senators through the filibuster process who say they want more time to study his record. Should every presidential nominee receive a straight up-or-down vote by the Senate?
5* How likely is it that Hagel will be confirmed by the Senate to be secretary of Defense?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence