May 27, 2010 - Blumenthal Pins McMahon By 25 Points In Connecticut, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Most Voters Say Vietnam Issue Doesn't Impact Vote

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Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal leads former wrestling executive Linda McMahon 56 - 31 percent in the U.S. Senate race and tops the Republican candidate by large margins on every character measure, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 61 - 28 percent Blumenthal lead over McMahon in a March 17 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

McMahon leads the Republican primary for U.S. Senate with 49 percent, followed by former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons with 23 percent and businessman Peter Schiff with 11 percent, with 15 percent undecided. Simmons announced after one night of the survey that he was suspending his campaign, but that his name would remain on the GOP primary ballot.

Connecticut voters approve 76 - 16 percent, including 63 - 31 percent among Republicans, of the job Blumenthal is doing as Attorney General. This compares to a 79 - 13 percent approval March 17.

Blumenthal gets a 61 - 29 percent favorability, compared to a negative 32 - 39 percent favorability for McMahon.

"It looks like Connecticut voters forgive Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, or feel that there is nothing to forgive in the Vietnam service flap. While he has taken a hit with voters, his poll numbers were so high to begin with that he still maintains a commanding lead over Linda McMahon," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"What is surprising is that McMahon gets no bounce from her Republican convention victory. Her negatives went up 13 points from 26 percent unfavorable to 39 percent unfavorable. The more voters get to know McMahon the less they like her."

"Blumenthal has been able to maintain his large lead because it is tough to change the perceptions of a hugely popular incumbent, and because McMahon is viewed negatively by the state's voters," Dr. Schwartz added.

Connecticut voters say 33 - 2 percent that Blumenthal's statements about his Vietnam era military service make them less likely to vote for him, but 61 percent say it doesn't make a difference. Blumenthal "misspoke," 54 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say he "lied."

By a 53 - 35 percent margin voters are satisfied with his explanation.

Blumenthal leads McMahon on every character measure, as Connecticut voters say:
  • 76 - 15 percent that Blumenthal has the right kind of experience to be a U.S. Senator;
  • 52 - 29 percent that McMahon does not have the experience;
  • 60 - 27 percent that he is honest and trustworthy;
  • 45 - 24 percent, with 31 percent undecided, that McMahon is honest and trustworthy;
  • 69 - 21 percent that Blumenthal cares about their needs and problems;
  • 45 - 33 percent, with 22 percent undecided, that she cares;
  • 73 - 19 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 54 - 23 percent, with 24 percent undecided that McMahon has strong leadership.
Governor's Primaries

Former ambassador Tom Foley leads the Republican primary for governor with 37 percent, followed by Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele with 11 percent and businessman Oz Griebel with 5 percent. But 42 percent of Republicans are undecided and the percentage of voters who don't know enough about the candidates to form an opinion ranges from 58 percent to 88 percent.

In the Democratic primary for governor, former Senate candidate Ned Lamont leads former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy 41 - 24 percent, with 30 percent undecided. Lamont gets a 46 - 12 percent favorability among Democrats, with 39 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion. For Malloy, 65 percent haven't heard enough.

"In the governor's race, Ned Lamont leads Dan Malloy because of his advantage in money and name recognition that he built during his 2006 Senate run," Schwartz said. "Foley dominates the largely unknown Mike Fedele and Oz Griebel.

From May 24 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,159 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. The survey includes 379 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 5 percentage points and 231 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 6.5 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 or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.
1. (If registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Ned Lamont and Dan Malloy, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Lamont               41%    43%    40%
Malloy               24     30     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3
DK/NA                30     20     37
 
TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Ned Lamont and Dan Malloy, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..................
                     May 27  Mar 18  Jan 21  Nov 10  Feb 10
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009
 
Lamont               41      28      27      23      na
Malloy               24      18      11       9      12
Glassman             na       4       4      na      na
Figueroa             na       1       1      na      na
Marconi              na       2       1       1      na
Amann                na      na       5       3       4
LeBeau               na      na       2       2      na
Bysiewicz            na      na      na      26      44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1       4       1       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       2       2       2       2
DK/NA                30      44      44      33      36
 
 
2. (If registered Democrat) Is your opinion of - Dan Malloy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            28%    36%    24%
Unfavorable           5      4      5
Hvn't hrd enough     65     59     69
REFUSED               1      1      2
 
TREND: (If registered Democrat) Is your opinion of Dan Malloy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMS
                     May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010
 
Favorable            28      35
Unfavorable           5       9
Hvn't hrd enough     65      55
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
3. (If registered Democrat) Is your opinion of - Ned Lamont favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            46%    47%    45%
Unfavorable          12     23      6
Hvn't hrd enough     39     29     46
REFUSED               3      1      4
 
TREND: (If registered Democrat) Is your opinion of Ned Lamont favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMS
                     May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010
 
Favorable            46      43
Unfavorable          12      13
Hvn't hrd enough     39      42
REFUSED               3       2
 
 
4. (If registered Republican) If the Republican primary for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Tom Foley, Mike Fedele and Oz Griebel, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Foley                37%    37%    37%
Fedele               11     13      6
Griebel               5      7      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3
DK/NA                42     37     49
 
TREND: (If registered Republican) If the Republican primary for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Tom Foley, Mike Fedele and Oz Griebel, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPS.......
                     May 27  Mar 18  Jan 21
                     2010    2010    2010
 
Foley                37      30      17
Fedele               11       4       8
Griebel               5       2       2
Boughton             na       4       6
Wright               na       2      na
Marsh                na       -      na
DeNardis             na       2       4
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3       2
DK/NA                42      50      59
 
 
5. (If registered Republican) Is your opinion of - Tom Foley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED REPS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            34%    38%    30%
Unfavorable           6      9      2
Hvn't hrd enough     58     52     68
REFUSED               1      1      -
 
TREND: (If registered Republican) Is your opinion of Tom Foley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED REPS
                     May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010
 
Favorable            34      37
Unfavorable           6       6
Hvn't hrd enough     58      57
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
6. (If registered Republican) Is your opinion of - Mike Fedele favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED REPS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            15%    21%     7%
Unfavorable           6      7      5
Hvn't hrd enough     78     72     86
REFUSED               1      -      2
 
TREND: (If registered Republican) Is your opinion of Mike Fedele favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED REPS
                     May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010
 
Favorable            15      11
Unfavorable           6       8
Hvn't hrd enough     78      80
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
7. (If registered Republican) Is your opinion of - Oz Griebel favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED REPS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            10%    11%     8%
Unfavorable           2      3      -
Hvn't hrd enough     88     86     91
REFUSED               1      -      1
 
TREND: (If registered Republican) Is your opinion of Oz Griebel favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED REPS
                     May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010
 
Favorable            10       5
Unfavorable           2       3
Hvn't hrd enough     88      92
REFUSED               1       -
 
 
8. (If registered Republican) If the 2010 Republican primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Rob Simmons, Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Simmons              23%    24%    21%
McMahon              49     46     52
Schiff               11     12      8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2
DK/NA                15     14     16
 
TREND: (If registered Republican) If the 2010 Republican primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Rob Simmons, Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPS.......................................
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  Jul 23  May 27
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Simmons              23      34      37      28      43      42      48
McMahon              49      44      27      17      na      na      na
Schiff               11       9       4       5       2       -      na
Foley                na      na      na       9       5       5      na
Caligiuri            na      na      na       4       4       5      10
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       2       -       2       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1       2       2       2       1       2
DK/NA                15      12      28      36      43      45      39
 
 
9. If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Rob Simmons the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Blumenthal           55%    26%    82%    53%    51%    59%    50%
Simmons              28     57      5     30     35     21     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      3      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      1      3      2      3      3
DK/NA                13     12     10     11     10     16     12
 
TREND: If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Rob Simmons the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
 
Blumenthal           55      62      62
Simmons              28      26      27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       1       1
DK/NA                13      10      10
 
 
10. If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Linda McMahon the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Blumenthal           56%    27%    83%    56%    53%    59%    53%
McMahon              31     64      8     31     34     29     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      1      1      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      2      2      1      3
DK/NA                10      7      8      9      9     11      9
 
TREND: If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Linda McMahon the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
 
Blumenthal           56      61      64
McMahon              31      28      23
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1       1
DK/NA                10      10      11
 
11. If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Peter Schiff the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Blumenthal           59%    26%    85%    59%    56%    63%    55%
Schiff               25     53      5     24     30     19     29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      2      2      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      2      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                13     15      8     12     10     15     10
 
TREND: If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Peter Schiff the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
 
Blumenthal           59      64      66
Schiff               25      21      19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2       1
DK/NA                13      13      14
 
 
12. Is your opinion of - Richard Blumenthal favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Favorable            61%    41%    82%    58%    57%    64%    53%
Unfavorable          29     49     10     33     36     22     39
Hvn't hrd enough      9      7      7      8      5     11      6
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      1      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Richard Blumenthal favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Feb 10
                     2010    2010    2010    2009
 
Favorable            61      70      74      71
Unfavorable          29      18      13      13
Hvn't hrd enough      9      10      12      15
REFUSED               2       2       1       2
 
 
13. Is your opinion of - Rob Simmons favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Favorable            36%    50%    25%    40%    42%    31%    44%
Unfavorable          14     10     19     13     16     13     15
Hvn't hrd enough     48     38     54     45     40     55     40
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rob Simmons favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             Favorable.....
                                                             High    Low
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  Sep 17  May 27
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            36      38      36      40      41      41      34
Unfavorable          14      21      18      10      11      11      12
Hvn't hrd enough     48      40      45      49      46      46      53
REFUSED               2       1       2       1       2       2       1
 
 
14. Is your opinion of - Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Favorable            32%    60%    15%    31%    32%    33%    32%
Unfavorable          39     20     55     40     41     38     40
Hvn't hrd enough     27     18     29     27     25     28     25
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      2
 
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12
                     2010    2010    2010    2009
 
Favorable            32      36      24      20
Unfavorable          39      26      21      13
Hvn't hrd enough     27      36      54      66
REFUSED               2       2       1       1
 
 
15. Is your opinion of - Peter Schiff favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Favorable            15%    31%     7%    11%    19%    11%    15%
Unfavorable           6      4      8      7      9      3      8
Hvn't hrd enough     78     64     85     80     71     85     75
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      -      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Peter Schiff favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  Jul 23
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            15      10       8       7       6       7
Unfavorable           6       6       5       4       2       3
Hvn't hrd enough     78      85      86      88      92      89
REFUSED               1       -       1       1       -       1
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as State Attorney General?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Approve              76%    63%    88%    76%    75%    76%    77%
Disapprove           16     31      6     14     19     12     18
DK/NA                 9      6      6     10      5     12      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as State Attorney General?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 10  Sep 16  Jan 14  Nov 23
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2010    2004
 
Approve              76      79      84      78      78      84      71
Disapprove           16      13      11      13      14      11      15
DK/NA                 9       8       5       9       8       5      13
 
 
17. Do you think Richard Blumenthal has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  76%    64%    86%    77%    77%    75%    73%
No                   15     29      5     16     19     12     20
DK/NA                 9      7      9      7      4     13      6
 
TREND: Do you think Richard Blumenthal has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  76      82
No                   15      11
DK/NA                 9       8
 
 
18. Would you say that Richard Blumenthal cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  69%    45%    84%    71%    65%    72%    60%
No                   21     40      6     22     27     16     27
DK/NA                10     15     10      7      9     12     13
 
TREND: Would you say that Richard Blumenthal cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  69      80
No                   21      12
DK/NA                10       7
 
 
19. Would you say that Richard Blumenthal is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  60%    43%    75%    59%    60%    61%    56%
No                   27     47     11     29     32     22     31
DK/NA                13     10     14     12      8     17     13
 
TREND: Would you say that Richard Blumenthal is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  60      81
No                   27       9
DK/NA                13      10
 
 
20. Would you say that Richard Blumenthal has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  73%    63%    85%    69%    69%    77%    72%
No                   19     31      6     22     25     13     21
DK/NA                 9      6      8      9      7     10      7
 
TREND: Would you say that Richard Blumenthal has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  73      82
No                   19       9
DK/NA                 9       9
 
 
21. Do you think Linda McMahon has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  29%    51%    15%    28%    29%    29%    27%
No                   52     35     67     52     56     48     52
DK/NA                19     14     18     20     15     23     21
 
TREND: Do you think Linda McMahon has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14  Nov 12
                     2010    2010    2009
 
Yes                  29      24      25
No                   52      43      34
DK/NA                19      33      41
 
 
22. Would you say that Linda McMahon cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  45%    66%    28%    47%    45%    45%    41%
No                   33     21     48     30     36     30     36
DK/NA                22     12     24     23     19     24     24
 
 
TREND: Would you say that Linda McMahon cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  45      37
No                   33      26
DK/NA                22      37
 
 
23. Would you say that Linda McMahon is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  45%    67%    31%    43%    45%    44%    46%
No                   24     18     29     26     26     22     25
DK/NA                31     15     40     31     28     34     28
 
TREND: Would you say that Linda McMahon is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  45      35
No                   24      15
DK/NA                31      50
 
 
24. Would you say that Linda McMahon has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  54%    73%    42%    52%    54%    53%    54%
No                   23     15     33     22     23     23     27
DK/NA                24     12     25     26     23     24     19
 
TREND: Would you say that Linda McMahon has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  54      38
No                   23      21
DK/NA                24      41
 
 
25. Do you think Rob Simmons has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  52%    61%    48%    54%    59%    45%    57%
No                   13      7     18     14     12     15     10
DK/NA                35     32     34     32     29     40     33
 
TREND: Do you think Rob Simmons has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  52      53
No                   13      16
DK/NA                35      30
 
 
26. Would you say that Rob Simmons cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  48%    56%    42%    54%    53%    44%    51%
No                   17     13     21     18     19     16     16
DK/NA                34     30     37     29     28     40     32
 
TREND: Would you say that Rob Simmons cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  48      51
No                   17      19
DK/NA                34      30
 
 
27. Would you say that Rob Simmons is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  52%    63%    46%    56%    60%    45%    57%
No                   11      8     11     12     11     11      9
DK/NA                37     30     43     31     29     44     35
 
TREND: Would you say that Rob Simmons is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  52      49
No                   11      14
DK/NA                37      37
 
 
28. Would you say that Rob Simmons has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Yes                  49%    54%    42%    52%    52%    45%    53%
No                   15     11     19     16     17     14     13
DK/NA                36     35     39     31     31     41     34
 
TREND: Would you say that Rob Simmons has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010
 
Yes                  49      49
No                   15      15
DK/NA                36      36
 
 
29. How much have you heard or read about the controversy regarding Richard Blumenthal's statements about his military service during the Vietnam war - a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
A lot                62%    68%    56%    66%    64%    59%    72%
Some                 26     18     33     25     26     26     19
Not much              7      7      5      6      6      8      6
Nothing at all        4      6      3      3      3      4      2
DK/NA                 1      -      3      -      -      2      -
 
 
30. Does this controversy make you think more favorably of Blumenthal, less favorably of Blumenthal, or doesn't it make a difference?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
More favorably        4%     3%     4%     5%     5%     4%     3%
Less favorably       43     62     27     46     49     36     47
Doesn't make diff    51     34     66     47     44     56     49
DK/NA                 3      2      3      2      1      4      1
 
 
31. How important will this controversy be to your vote in the general election for United States Senator in November - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Very important       20%    32%     9%    23%    23%    18%    31%
Smwht important      21     26     17     21     16     25     16
Not too important    20     16     21     21     20     19     13
Not important at all 37     24     48     34     39     34     38
DK/NA                 3      2      5      1      2      4      1
 
 
32. Does the controversy about Richard Blumenthal's statements regarding his military service during the Vietnam war make you more likely to vote for him in the November general election, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
More likely           2%     3%     3%     2%     4%     1%     2%
Less likely          33     51     17     35     35     31     39
Doesn't make diff    61     44     75     60     60     62     57
DK/NA                 4      2      5      3      2      5      2
 
 
33. Which one of the following do you think better describes how Richard Blumenthal has portrayed his military service during the Vietnam war - A) Blumenthal has misspoken, but not lied about his military service or B) Blumenthal has lied about his military service?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Misspoken            54%    36%    69%    52%    50%    58%    49%
Lied                 38     56     22     41     45     32     47
DK/NA                 8      7      9      7      5     10      4
 
 
34. Are you satisfied or not satisfied with Richard Blumenthal's explanation of this matter?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
 
Satisfied            53%    36%    72%    51%    50%    56%    47%
Not satisfied        35     54     19     38     41     31     42
DK/NA                11     10     10     11      9     14     11