Comparison with past polls on three questions

WHEN WILL MAJOR POLITICAL CHANGE OCCUR?

               March 1991  October 1991   June 1993   March 1995    June 1997
Within 1 year    166  28%     283  47%     169  28%     152  15%     127  11%
in 2 to 5 years  208  35%     179  30%     175  29%     262  26%     299  25%
in 6 to 10 year   28   5%      21   3%      27   4%      87   9%     170  14%
over ten years    19   3%      13   2%      22   4%      45   4%     128  11%
never             51   9%      26   4%      50   8%     181  18%     199  17%
don't know/nr    128  21%      82  14%     158  26%     274  27%     277  23%

total +/- margin 600 +-4%     604 +-4%     601 +-4%    1001 +-3%    1200 +-3%
        of error

ESTABLISH NATIONAL DIALOG?
               March 1991  October 1991   June 1993   March 1995    June 1997
favor            213  36%     279  46%     237  39%     365  36%     579  48%
oppose           322  54%     287  48%     314  52%     538  54%     544  45%
don't know/nr     65  11%      38   6%      50   8%      98  10%     77    6

total +/- margin 600 +-4%     604 +-4%     601 +-4%    1001 +-3%    1200 +-3%
        of error
                                                                    FAVOR
               (note that a different question was asked 1991-95)   CONTINUING
               TIGHTEN             TRADE                 EMBARGO    TRADE 
                                                                    EMBARGO
               March 1991  October 1991   June 1993   March 1995    June 1997
favor            419  70%     498  82%     480  80%     801  80%     863  72%
oppose           131  22%      74  12%      86  14%     160  16%     241  20%
don't know/nr     50   8%      32   5%      35   6%      40   4%      96   8%

total +/- margin 600 +-4%     604 +-4%     601 +-4%    1001 +-3%    1200 +-3%
       of error