Now, we’d like to get your predictions for next year. Please say whether you think each of the following will or will not happen in 2007.
(“Will happen” listed only)
Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce her intention to run for president 88% Congress will pass legislation to increase the minimum wage 78% Barack Obama will announce his intention to run for president 68% The average price of a gallon of gasoline will hit a new record high 64% Congress will increase federal income taxes 62% A major hurricane will strike the United States 57% The unemployment rate in the U.S. will go down 37% The U.S. will greatly reduce the number of troops it has in Iraq 37% There will be a major terrorist attack against the United States 25% Congress will pass meaningful Social Security reform 23% U.S. crime rates will fall 21% The Supreme Court will overturn the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion 13%
Source: Gallup / USA Today
Methodology: Interviews with 1,013 American adults, conducted from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20, 2006. Margin of error is 3 per cent.