April 2, 2009 - Dodd Falls Way Behind As Approval Drops To Lowest Ever, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Are Angry At AIG Bonuses And Blame Dodd

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Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd trails former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, a possible Republican challenger, 50 - 34 percent in the 2010 Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, as voters disapprove 58 - 33 percent of the job the Democratic incumbent is doing, his lowest approval rating ever.

Matched against two other possible Republican challengers, Sen. Dodd trails both State Sen. Sam Caligiuri 41 - 37 percent and former ambassador Tom Foley 43 - 35 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

In the Dodd-Simmons matchup, Democrats back Dodd by only 58 - 27 percent while Simmons leads 87 - 6 percent among Republicans and 56 - 25 percent among independent voters.

The incumbent's approval is down from 49 - 44 percent March 10.

Dodd gets a negative 30 - 58 percent favorability rating, compared to 39 - 12 percent favorable for Simmons with 47 percent who don't know enough to form an opinion. More than 80 percent of Connecticut voters don't know enough about Caligiuri or Foley to form an opinion.

A total of 35 percent of voters say they definitely or probably will vote for Dodd for reelection next year, while 59 percent say they probably won't or definitely won't vote for him.

"A 33 percent job approval is unheard of for a 30-year incumbent, especially a Democrat in a blue state. Sen. Christopher Dodd's numbers among Democrats are especially devastating. Since the AIG controversy, his approval rating among Democrats is down to 51 percent, and only 58 percent of Democrats say they will vote for him against Simmons, who at this point is the best known and strongest Republican challenger," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"The generic numbers are even worse for Dodd than the specific matchup numbers, with only a third saying they probably or definitely will vote for Dodd compared to 59 percent saying they definitely or probably won't vote for him," Dr. Schwartz added.

Connecticut voters say 50 - 43 percent that Dodd has strong leadership qualities, but they say 54 - 32 percent that he is not honest and trustworthy and 52 - 39 percent that he does not care about their needs and problems.

Most voters, 59 percent, are angry that AIG paid bonuses to some executives, while 33 percent are "bothered but not angry."

Asked if they blame Dodd for these bonuses, 39 percent of voters say "a lot" and 35 percent say "some."

Asked which public official is most to blame for the AIG bonuses:
  • 28 percent blame former President George W. Bush;
  • 27 percent blame Dodd;
  • 20 percent blame Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;
  • 7 percent blame President Barack Obama.
"Voters won't vote for you if they don't trust you. Dodd must find a way to regain the trust of Connecticut voters, and do it before a Republican challenger - and maybe a Democratic primary challenger - gains too much momentum," Schwartz said. Obama, Rell, Lieberman Approval Ratings

Connecticut voters give President Barack Obama a 71 - 22 percent approval rating, including 96 - 2 percent from Democrats and 66 - 25 percent from independent voters. Republicans disapprove 52 - 36 percent.

Gov. Jodi Rell gets a 72 - 22 percent approval rating, including 65 - 30 percent among Democrats.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman gets a 46 - 47 percent split approval rating, including 64 - 33 percent among Republicans and 50 - 42 percent among independent voters. Democrats disapprove of the Democrat turned independent 63 - 31 percent.

From March 26 - 31, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,181 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data and RSS feed - http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
                     
Apr 02, 2009         33      58       9  LOW
Mar 10, 2009         49      44       7
Feb 10, 2009         41      48      11 
Dec 17, 2008         47      41      12
Jul 01, 2008         51      34      16  
Mar 27, 2008         51      28      21  
Nov 08, 2007         55      31      15
May 10, 2007         60      26      14
Feb 19, 2007         60      25      15
Aug 17, 2006         57      27      16
Jul 20, 2006         57      25      19
Jun 08, 2006         57      24      19
May 02, 2006         58      27      15
Feb 16, 2006         57      26      17
Jan 11, 2006         59      21      20
Jul 27, 2005         64      22      14
Apr 06, 2005         65      20      14
Feb 18, 2005         67      20      13
Jan 13, 2005         64      19      17
Nov 23, 2004         69      20      11
Sep 30, 2004         64      21      14
Aug 19, 2004         60      22      18
Jun 30, 2004         66      17      18
Jun 04, 2004         59      22      19
Nov 20, 2003         60      22      17
Oct 10, 2003         62      20      18
Jul 31, 2003         58      20      22
May 01, 2003         52      16      31
Mar 14, 2003         57      22      21
Oct 02, 2002         58      21      21
Aug 01, 2002         61      20      19
Jul 31, 2002         61      20      19
May 23, 2002         61      18      21
Feb 14, 2002         52      17      31
Dec 19, 2001         63      20      18
Apr 19, 2001         71      16      13 HIGH
Feb 21, 2001         68      15      16
Sep 21, 2000         66      20      14
Jul 20, 2000         64      24      12
Jun 21, 2000         64      21      14
Apr 13, 2000         63      22      15
Feb 18, 2000         64      21      16
Oct 14, 1999         70      22       8
Jun 24, 1999         65      25      10
May 05, 1999         61      25      14
Oct 22, 1998         62      27      11
Oct 02, 1998         60      27      12
Jun 25, 1998         61      27      11
Apr 02, 1998         60      27      13
Feb 19, 1998         59      30      11
Nov 19, 1997         57      31      12
Oct 09, 1997         56      34      10
Jul 15, 1997         62      27      12
Feb 25, 1997         54      30      16
Jul 03, 1996         56      26      18
Mar 27, 1996         58      30      13
Apr 20, 1995         60      26      15
Aug 22, 1994         56      27      17
 
 
1. If the two thousand ten election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Chris Dodd the Democrat and Rob Simmons the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Dodd                 34%     6%    58%    25%    29%    38%
Simmons              50     87     27     56     55     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      4      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      3      1      2      1
DK/NA                12      6     11     15     11     12
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Dodd                 33%    34%    34%    39%    27%
Simmons              49     52     54     45     59
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      1      2      4      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      -      -      1
DK/NA                14     10     11     12     11
 
                     Congressional Districts..........
                     First  Second Third  Fourth Fifth
 
Dodd                 35%    26%    38%    35%    37%
Simmons              51     59     44     47     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      4      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      -      2      1
DK/NA                10     11     15     12     11
 
TREND: If the two thousand ten election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were - Chris Dodd the Democrat, Rob Simmons the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Apr 02  Mar 10
                     2009    2009
 
Dodd                 34      42
Simmons              50      43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1
DK/NA                12      12
 
 
2. If the two thousand ten election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Chris Dodd the Democrat and Sam Caligiuri the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Dodd                 37%     7%    64%    26%    34%    39%
Caligiuri            41     81     16     47     45     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      3      3      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      2      2      2      1
DK/NA                17     10     16     21     15     18
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Dodd                 35%    36%    39%    38%    39%
Caligiuri            43     41     46     40     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      1      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      1      1      1
DK/NA                18     16     12     18     16
 
                     Congressional Districts..........
                     First  Second Third  Fourth Fifth
 
Dodd                 36%    36%    37%    38%    39%
Caligiuri            40     42     37     41     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      3      4      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      2      -
DK/NA                17     17     22     15     14
 
TREND: If the two thousand ten election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were - Chris Dodd the Democrat, Sam Caligiuri the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Apr 02  Mar 10
                     2009    2009
 
Dodd                 37      47
Caligiuri            41      34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                17      16
 
 
3. If the two thousand ten election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Chris Dodd the Democrat and Tom Foley the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Dodd                 35%     7%    61%    25%    31%    39%
Foley                43     81     16     51     48     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      2      4      4      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      4      1      3      1
DK/NA                16      9     17     19     14     18
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Dodd                 35%    34%    39%    39%    32%
Foley                47     43     46     39     45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      2      3      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      1      1      3
DK/NA                12     19     11     18     16
 
                     Congressional Districts..........
                     First  Second Third  Fourth Fifth
 
Dodd                 34%    31%    38%    38%    38%
Foley                41     46     40     45     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      4      5      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      1      3      1
DK/NA                21     16     17     11     14
 
 
4. Is your opinion of - Chris Dodd favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            30%    10%    50%    22%    27%    33%
Unfavorable          58     85     39     65     66     52
Hvn't hrd enough      8      3      8      8      5     10
REFUSED               3      2      3      5      2      4
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Favorable            30%    32%    26%    34%    25%
Unfavorable          61     57     57     53     65
Hvn't hrd enough      7      9     11      9      5
REFUSED               2      3      6      4      4
 
                     Congressional Districts..........
                     First  Second Third  Fourth Fifth
 
Favorable            31%    26%    31%    33%    32%
Unfavorable          56     65     57     55     58
Hvn't hrd enough     11      5      9      9      6
REFUSED               3      4      3      3      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Chris Dodd favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Apr 02  Mar 10  May 10  Feb 19
                     2009    2009    2007    2007
 
Favorable            30      46      45      49
Unfavorable          58      45      31      30
Hvn't hrd enough      8       7      22      18
REFUSED               3       3       2       3
 
 
5. Is your opinion of - Rob Simmons favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            39%    60%    24%    45%    46%    33%
Unfavorable          12      3     22      8     13     12
Hvn't hrd enough     47     36     53     45     39     53
REFUSED               2      1      2      1      2      2
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Favorable            26%    48%    43%    36%    50%
Unfavorable           9     18      7     10     15
Hvn't hrd enough     65     33     45     52     30
REFUSED               -      1      5      2      5
 
                     Congressional Districts.........
                     First  Second Third  Fourth Fifth
 
Favorable            46%    50%    33%    25%    38%
Unfavorable          17     15     10      5     13
Hvn't hrd enough     36     30     55     70     48
REFUSED               1      4      1      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Rob Simmons favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Apr 02  Mar 10
                     2009    2009
 
Favorable            39      36
Unfavorable          12      10
Hvn't hrd enough     47      53
REFUSED               2       1
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - Sam Caligiuri favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable             8%    13%     3%    10%     9%     7%
Unfavorable           3      -      6      1      4      3
Hvn't hrd enough     88     86     89     88     87     89
REFUSED               1      1      2      1      1      1
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Favorable             6%     9%    12%     9%     6%
Unfavorable           1      5      4      3      4
Hvn't hrd enough     93     85     80     87     89
REFUSED               -      1      4      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Sam Caligiuri favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Apr 02  Mar 10
                     2009    2009
 
Favorable             8       9
Unfavorable           3       3
Hvn't hrd enough     88      88
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of - Tom Foley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            12%    14%     8%    17%    16%     9%
Unfavorable           6      2     11      4      8      5
Hvn't hrd enough     80     84     80     79     75     84
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Favorable            13%    13%     9%    12%    12%
Unfavorable           7      9      5      5      5
Hvn't hrd enough     80     77     84     82     82
REFUSED               -      2      2      1      1
 
                     
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              72%    79%    65%    77%    72%    73%
Disapprove           22     17     30     17     24     21
DK/NA                 6      4      5      6      4      7
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Approve              84%    65%    77%    69%    70%
Disapprove           12     27     22     25     24
DK/NA                 4      8      1      5      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Mar 10  Feb 10  Dec 17  Jul 1   Jan 13  Jul 1
                     2009    2009    2009    2008    2008    2005    2008
 
Approve              72      75      75      68      65      83      65
Disapprove           22      19      19      20      23       3      23
DK/NA                 6       6       6      12      12      14      12
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              46%    64%    31%    50%    47%    45%
Disapprove           47     33     63     42     47     48
DK/NA                 7      4      6      8      6      8
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Approve              52%    45%    59%    39%    43%
Disapprove           44     48     33     53     48
DK/NA                 4      7      8      8      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joseph Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                            APPROVE.......
                                                            High    Low
                     Apr 02  Mar 10  Feb 10  Dec 17  Jul 1  Sep 21  Dec 17
                     2009    2009    2009    2008    2008   2000    2008
 
Approve              46      46      45      38      45     80      38
Disapprove           47      46      48      54      43     14      54
DK/NA                 7       8       7       8      13      6       8
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              33%    14%    51%    25%    28%    37%
Disapprove           58     82     41     65     65     53
DK/NA                 9      4      8     11      7     10
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Approve              34%    35%    38%    35%    22%
Disapprove           58     56     52     55     71
DK/NA                 8      9     10     10      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 02  Mar 10  Feb 10  Dec 17  Jul 1   Apr 19  Apr 02
                     2009    2009    2009    2008    2008    2001    2009
 
Approve              33      49      41      47      51      71      33
Disapprove           58      44      48      41      34      16      58
DK/NA                 9       7      11      12      16      13       9
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Dodd is handling his job as Senate Banking Committee Chairman?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              21%    11%    32%    14%    20%    21%
Disapprove           67     84     56     72     72     63
DK/NA                12      6     13     14      8     16
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Approve              21%    22%    31%    21%    12%
Disapprove           69     66     59     64     74
DK/NA                10     12     10     15     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Dodd is handling his job as Senate Banking Committee Chairman?
                     Apr 02  Mar 10
                     2009    2009
 
Approve              21      32
Disapprove           67      50
DK/NA                12      18
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              71%    36%    96%    66%    66%    75%
Disapprove           22     52      2     25     27     18
DK/NA                 7     12      2      9      7      7
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Approve              68%    69%    70%    75%    70%
Disapprove           25     23     27     17     23
DK/NA                 7      8      2      8      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Apr 02  Mar 10  Feb 11
                     2009    2009    2009
 
Approve              71      67      69
Disapprove           22      23      18
DK/NA                 7      10      13
 
 
13. How likely are you to vote to re-elect Chris Dodd for United States Senator in 2010 - do you think you will definitely vote for him, probably vote for him, probably not vote for him, or definitely not vote for him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Definitely            8%     0%    15%     6%     9%     8%
Probably             27      7     44     20     21     31
Probably not         19     19     19     21     18     20
Definitely not       40     72     16     47     47     34
DK/NA                 6      1      6      6      5      7
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Definitely            9%     7%     5%    11%     5%
Probably             25     32     33     24     23
Probably not         17     15     15     24     22
Definitely not       43     42     37     35     43
DK/NA                 5      5     10      6      7
 
TREND: How likely are you to vote to re-elect Chris Dodd for United States Senator in 2010 - do you think you will definitely vote for him, probably vote for him, probably not vote for him, or definitely not vote for him?
                     Apr 02  Feb 10  Dec 17  Jul 1
                     2009    2009    2008    2008
 
Definitely            8      11      13      14
Probably             27      31      31      37
Probably not         19      19      20      20
Definitely not       40      32      27      19
DK/NA                 6       7       9      10
 
 
14. Would you say that Chris Dodd is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  32%    13%    51%    24%    29%    35%
No                   54     80     36     60     60     50
DK/NA                13      7     13     16     12     15
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Yes                  36%    35%    32%    32%    23%
No                   55     53     53     52     61
DK/NA                 9     13     16     16     16
 
TREND: Would you say that Chris Dodd is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Apr 02  Feb 10
                     2009    2009
 
Yes                  32      41
No                   54      42
DK/NA                13      17
 
 
15. Would you say that Chris Dodd has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  50%    29%    69%    42%    47%    54%
No                   43     69     25     49     49     38
DK/NA                 7      2      6      9      5      9
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Yes                  44%    52%    54%    55%    48%
No                   49     43     36     37     46
DK/NA                 8      5     10      7      7
 
 
16. Would you say that Chris Dodd cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  39%    18%    61%    28%    34%    43%
No                   52     76     32     60     59     46
DK/NA                 9      6      7     11      7     11
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Yes                  38%    42%    34%    42%    33%
No                   54     47     54     51     57
DK/NA                 7     11     11      7     10
 
 
17. Which statement comes closest to your point of view - Chris Dodd has been in the Senate too long and it's time for a change or Chris Dodd's experience and seniority in the Senate will do Connecticut a lot of good?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Time for a change    63%    90%    42%    71%    68%    60%
Exp and sen good     31      9     51     22     27     34
DK/NA                 6      2      6      7      5      7
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Time for a change    66%    60%    58%    61%    72%
Exp and sen good     30     35     34     32     23
DK/NA                 5      5      8      8      5
 
 
18. How much have you heard or read about the 165 million dollars in bonuses that the insurance company AIG, one of the companies that received money from the federal government, is paying to some of its executives - a lot, some, not much or nothing at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
A lot                81%    82%    82%    79%    84%    79%
Some                 15     14     15     18     13     18
Not much              2      4      1      3      3      2
Nothing at all        1      -      1      -      1      -
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      1
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
A lot                83%    79%    77%    81%    83%
Some                 15     15     15     17     14
Not much              1      4      8      2      1
Nothing at all        -      -      -      -      2
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -
 
 
19. Which best describes your feelings about AIG paying bonuses to some of its executives - are you angry, bothered but not angry, or are you not bothered by this?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Angry                59%    48%    64%    60%    51%    66%
Bothered             33     37     31     33     37     29
Not bothered          8     15      5      6     12      4
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      -
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Angry                54%    56%    69%    62%    62%
Bothered             34     34     28     33     31
Not bothered         11     10      4      4      8
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -
 
 
20. How much do you blame Senator Chris Dodd for the fact that these bonuses were paid - a lot, some, not much, or not at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
A lot                39%    60%    25%    44%    44%    36%
Some                 35     25     40     35     33     37
Not much             10      8     13      9     11     10
Not at all           11      6     17      9     12     11
DK/NA                 4      1      4      3      1      6
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
A lot                41%    40%    41%    36%    41%
Some                 29     36     26     39     39
Not much             10     12     10     10      8
Not at all           16      7     17     11      8
DK/NA                 4      4      6      4      4
 
 
21. How much do you blame President Barack Obama for the fact that these bonuses were paid - a lot, some, not much, or not at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
A lot                14%    26%     4%    17%    16%    12%
Some                 26     37     15     33     27     26
Not much             21     16     25     20     18     23
Not at all           35     17     53     28     37     34
DK/NA                 3      3      3      2      2      5
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
A lot                15%    12%    21%    13%    14%
Some                 25     24     30     26     31
Not much             18     24     10     22     21
Not at all           39     36     31     34     32
DK/NA                 2      3      7      5      2
 
 
22. How much do you blame former President George W. Bush for the fact that these bonuses were paid - a lot, some, not much, or not at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
A lot                33%     8%    49%    31%    25%    40%
Some                 26     28     25     27     25     28
Not much             15     22     10     16     18     12
Not at all           22     39     13     23     29     16
DK/NA                 4      2      4      3      2      5
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
A lot                32%    33%    29%    38%    28%
Some                 26     21     22     28     34
Not much             13     21     16     12     12
Not at all           27     21     30     18     22
DK/NA                 2      4      4      5      3
 
 
23. How much do you blame Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for the fact that these bonuses were paid - a lot, some, not much, or not at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
A lot                32%    46%    22%    37%    34%    31%
Some                 34     32     36     34     31     37
Not much             14      9     19     11     14     14
Not at all           13      8     17     13     16     11
DK/NA                 5      5      5      5      4      7
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
A lot                37%    30%    33%    28%    36%
Some                 30     38     41     35     33
Not much             13     15     12     14     16
Not at all           16     11      8     15     12
DK/NA                 4      6      5      8      3
 
 
24. Which public official do you think is the most to blame for the fact that these bonuses were paid - President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner or Senator Chris Dodd?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                 7%    12%     2%     8%     7%     7%
Bush                 28      6     47     22     21     34
Geithner             20     28     15     20     21     18
Dodd                 27     37     18     31     33     22
NONE (VOL)            7      5      9      7      9      6
DK/NA                11     12      9     11     10     12
 
                                          MdlSex Toll,Wndm
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon
 
Obama                 7%     6%     9%     7%     7%
Bush                 25     30     24     31     28
Geithner             20     20     29     16     20
Dodd                 26     29     16     28     25
NONE (VOL)           11      7      3      5      9
DK/NA                11      8     18     13     11