June 10, 2010 - McMahon Cuts Blumenthal Lead To 20 In Connecticut, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Lamont, Foley Lead In Primaries For Governor

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Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon is inching up on Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and now trails the Democrat 55 - 35 percent in the U.S. Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 56 - 31 percent Blumenthal lead over McMahon in a May 27 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Blumenthal tops former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who has suspended his bid for the GOP nomination but who remains on the ballot, by a similar 54 - 33 percent margin, and beats businessman Peter Schiff 56 - 29 percent.

McMahon leads the Republican primary for U.S. Senate with 45 percent, followed by Simmons with 29 percent and Schiff with 13 percent, with 12 percent undecided.

By a narrow 38 - 35 percent margin, Connecticut voters have a favorable opinion of McMahon, compared to a negative 32 - 39 percent favorability May 27.

"Three weeks after the Vietnam flap, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has lost a little more ground to Linda McMahon, but he still has a comfortable lead. Prior to the Vietnam controversy, Blumenthal led by 33 points. A week after the controversy, his lead was 25 points. Now it's down to 20 points," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"In primaries across the country this week, Republican women soared. Can McMahon do the same in Connecticut? Like those who won on Tuesday night, she is a successful business woman running as an outsider. One difference, however, is that Connecticut voters have a negative view of the WWE and say that her experience as the World Wrestling Entertainment CEO makes them less likely to vote for her by about two-one margins.

"But McMahon must feel good that she has reversed her negative favorability rating."

"Blumenthal, meanwhile, still has a 73 - 22 percent job approval, the best score in Connecticut," Dr. Schwartz added."

Connecticut voters say 52 - 34 percent that McMahon does not have the right kind of experience to be a U.S. Senator. Voters have a negative 22 - 43 percent opinion of professional wrestling and say 36 - 16 percent that McMahon's role as CEO of WWE makes them less likely to vote for her, while 44 percent say this won't affect their vote.

Because of his statements concerning his military service in the Vietnam era, voters say 33 - 3 percent that they are less likely to vote for Blumenthal, but 61 percent say this doesn't make a difference, identical to the May 27 survey findings.

"The Gulf oil spill washed the Vietnam flap out of the headlines, at least for now, possibly limiting the political damage for Blumenthal," Schwartz said.

Governor's Primaries

In the Republican primary for governor, former ambassador Tom Foley has 39 percent, followed by Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele with 12 percent and businessman Oz Griebel with 2 percent. Another 44 percent of Republicans are undecided and the percentage of voters who don't know enough about the candidates to form an opinion ranges from 52 percent to 89 percent.

Former Senate candidate Ned Lamont leads in the Democratic primary for governor with 39 percent, with 22 percent for former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy and 36 percent undecided. Lamont gets a 43 - 9 percent favorability among Democrats, with 46 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion. For Malloy, 68 percent haven't heard enough.

"Little or no movement in either primary for governor, as the best known candidates, Tom Foley and Ned Lamont continue to enjoy double digit leads. But with two months until the primaries, and the large undecided, there is still plenty of room for movement," Schwartz said.

From June 2 - 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,350 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. The survey includes 500 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points and 343 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 5.3 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               39%    40%    39%
Malloy               22     27     18
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      -
DK/NA                36     29     40
 
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..........................
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 18  Jan 21  Nov 10  Feb 10
                     2010    2010    2010    2010    2009    2009
Lamont               39      41      28      27      23      na
Malloy               22      24      18      11       9      12
Glassman             na      na       4       4      na      na
Figueroa             na      na       1       1      na      na
Marconi              na      na       2       1       1      na
Amann                na      na      na       5       3       4
LeBeau               na      na      na       2       2      na
Bysiewicz            na      na      na      na      26      44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       1       4       1       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       3       2       2       2       2
DK/NA                36      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            26%    30%    24%
Unfavorable           5      4      6
Hvn't hrd enough     68     65     69
REFUSED               1      -      1
 
TREND: (If registered Democrat) Is your opinion of Dan Malloy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMS.......
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010    2010
Favorable            26      28      35
Unfavorable           5       5       9
Hvn't hrd enough     68      65      55
REFUSED               1       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            43%    46%    40%
Unfavorable           9     10      8
Hvn't hrd enough     46     41     49
REFUSED               2      2      3
 
TREND: (If registered Democrat) Is your opinion of Ned Lamont favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMS.......
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010    2010
Favorable            43      46      43
Unfavorable           9      12      13
Hvn't hrd enough     46      39      42
REFUSED               2       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                39%    44%    34%
Fedele               12     14     10
Griebel               2      1      3
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1
DK/NA                44     38     52
 
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...............
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 18  Jan 21
                     2010    2010    2010    2010
Foley                39      37      30      17
Fedele               12      11       4       8
Griebel               2       5       2       2
Boughton             na      na       4       6
Wright               na      na       2      na
Marsh                na      na       -      na
DeNardis             na      na       2       4
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       3       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       3       3       2
DK/NA                44      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            37%    39%    36%
Unfavorable           9     12      6
Hvn't hrd enough     52     48     57
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.......
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010    2010
Favorable            37      34      37
Unfavorable           9       6       6
Hvn't hrd enough     52      58      57
REFUSED               1       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            17%    20%    13%
Unfavorable           5      6      3
Hvn't hrd enough     78     73     83
REFUSED               1      1      1
 
TREND: (If registered Republican) Is your opinion of Mike Fedele favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED REPS.......
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010    2010
Favorable            17      15      11
Unfavorable           5       6       8
Hvn't hrd enough     78      78      80
REFUSED               1       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             8%     9%     6%
Unfavorable           3      5      1
Hvn't hrd enough     89     86     92
REFUSED               -      -      1
 
TREND: (If registered Republican) Is your opinion of Oz Griebel favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED REPS.......
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 18
                     2010    2010    2010
Favorable             8      10       5
Unfavorable           3       2       3
Hvn't hrd enough     89      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              29%    26%    32%
McMahon              45     45     45
Schiff               13     18      8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      -
DK/NA                12     10     14
 
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? (Data available upon request back to May 2009)
                     REGISTERED REPS.......................................
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  Jul 23
                     2010    2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009
Simmons              29      23      34      37      28      43      42
McMahon              45      49      44      27      17      na      na
Schiff               13      11       9       4       5       2       -
Foley                na      na      na      na       9       5       5
Caligiuri            na      na      na      na       4       4       5
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       1       2       -       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       2       1       2       2       2       1
DK/NA                12      15      12      28      36      43      45
 
 
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           54%    20%    85%    47%    49%    59%    46%
Simmons              33     68      8     36     39     28     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      -      1      2      1      3
DK/NA                10      9      6     14      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 Rob Simmons the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010    2010
Blumenthal           54      55      62      62
Simmons              33      28      26      27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2       1       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       3       1       1
DK/NA                10      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           55%    18%    86%    49%    52%    58%    48%
McMahon              35     72      7     38     38     32     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      2      2      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      -      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 8      8      6     10      7      9      7
 
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?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010    2010
Blumenthal           55      56      61      64
McMahon              35      31      28      23
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       2       1       1
DK/NA                 8      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           56%    22%    84%    51%    49%    62%    54%
Schiff               29     61      6     30     36     23     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      -      2      2      2      2
DK/NA                12     13      8     16     11     13     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?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010    2010
Blumenthal           56      59      64      66
Schiff               29      25      21      19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2       2       1
DK/NA                12      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            59%    33%    82%    56%    55%    63%    53%
Unfavorable          29     57      7     32     36     23     40
Hvn't hrd enough      9      9     10      9      8     11      5
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      1      3      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Richard Blumenthal favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Feb 10
                     2010    2010    2010    2010    2009
Favorable            59      61      70      74      71
Unfavorable          29      29      18      13      13
Hvn't hrd enough      9       9      10      12      15
REFUSED               2       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%    47%    29%    39%    42%    31%    41%
Unfavorable          13      9     14     13     13     12     14
Hvn't hrd enough     50     43     56     47     43     56     45
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rob Simmons favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             Favorable.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  May 27
                     2010    2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009
Favorable            36      36      38      36      40      41      34
Unfavorable          13      14      21      18      10      11      12
Hvn't hrd enough     50      48      40      45      49      46      53
REFUSED               1       2       1       2       1       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            38%    65%    19%    38%    40%    36%    41%
Unfavorable          35     13     53     33     35     35     30
Hvn't hrd enough     25     20     27     28     24     26     28
REFUSED               1      2      1      2      1      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12
                     2010    2010    2010    2010    2009
Favorable            38      32      36      24      20
Unfavorable          35      39      26      21      13
Hvn't hrd enough     25      27      36      54      66
REFUSED               1       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%    26%    10%    13%    19%    12%    13%
Unfavorable           5      6      6      4      6      4      7
Hvn't hrd enough     79     67     83     81     75     83     79
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      -      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Peter Schiff favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  Jul 23
                     2010    2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009
Favorable            15      15      10       8       7       6       7
Unfavorable           5       6       6       5       4       2       3
Hvn't hrd enough     79      78      85      86      88      92      89
REFUSED               1       1       -       1       1       -       1
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Approve              62%    71%    50%    68%    60%    64%    65%
Disapprove           32     25     44     26     36     29     25
DK/NA                 6      3      7      5      4      7     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor? (*Low also 59% Sep 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  Mar 18  Jan 14  Nov 10  Sep 16  Jan 13  Mar 18
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2005    2010*
Approve              62      59      64      64      59      83      59
Disapprove           32      34      28      30      34       3      34
DK/NA                 6       8       7       6       7      14       8
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Approve              29%    25%    35%    27%    24%    33%    23%
Disapprove           57     62     48     61     66     49     61
DK/NA                14     13     17     12     10     18     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  Mar 18  Jan 14  Nov 10  Sep 16  Jun 3   Mar 18
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2004    2010
Approve              29      28      30      33      35      48      28
Disapprove           57      59      58      54      55      33      59
DK/NA                14      13      13      13      11      19      14
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Approve              41%    63%    29%    41%    43%    40%    44%
Disapprove           50     24     67     49     50     51     49
DK/NA                 9     12      5     10      8      9      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joseph Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  Sep 21  Dec 17
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2000    2008
Approve              41      39      39      49      48      80      38
Disapprove           50      54      54      44      45      14      54
DK/NA                 9       7       6       8       7       6       8
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Approve              36%    11%    62%    27%    35%    36%    37%
Disapprove           58     79     31     68     60     56     60
DK/NA                 7      9      7      5      4      9      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or dispprove of the way Chris Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  Apr 19  Apr 2
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2001    2009
Approve              36      35      36      40      43      71      33
Disapprove           58      58      58      54      49      16      58
DK/NA                 7       7       6       6       8      13       9
 
 
20. 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              73%    53%    86%    71%    69%    76%    69%
Disapprove           22     41      8     23     26     18     25
DK/NA                 6      5      6      5      5      6      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as State Attorney General?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  May 27  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 10  Jan 14  Nov 23
                     2010    2010    2010    2010    2009    2010    2004
Approve              73      76      79      84      78      84      71
Disapprove           22      16      13      11      13      11      15
DK/NA                 6       9       8       5       9       5      13
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Approve              53%    13%    87%    48%    52%    53%    42%
Disapprove           42     85     10     46     44     40     53
DK/NA                 5      3      4      7      3      7      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (*High also 71% Apr 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  Mar 17  Jan 14  Nov 12  Sep 17  May 27  Jun 10
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009*   2010
Approve              53      54      55      58      57      71      53
Disapprove           42      42      41      35      36      22      42
DK/NA                 5       4       4       7       6       7       5
 
 
22. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Very satisfied        2%     1%     4%     2%     3%     2%     2%
Smwht satisfied      42     37     48     40     39     44     32
Smwht dissatisfied   36     40     32     38     37     36     42
Very dissatisfied    19     21     15     19     20     17     22
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today? Very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  Mar 18  Nov 10  Sep 16  Jul 22  Oct 21  Mar 13
                     2010    2010    2009    2009    2009    1998    2003
Very satisfied        2       1       2       3       3      21       4
Smwht satisfied      42      39      41      38      45      62      32
Smwht dissatisfied   36      38      39      35      35      14      34
Very dissatisfied    19      20      17      23      17       3      29
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       -       1
 
 
23. 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                  70%    53%    82%    72%    66%    74%    71%
No                   21     40      8     20     26     16     24
DK/NA                 9      7     10      8      8     10      5
 
TREND: Do you think Richard Blumenthal has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
Yes                  70      76      82
No                   21      15      11
DK/NA                 9       9       8
 
 
24. 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                  66%    42%    81%    67%    62%    69%    62%
No                   25     50      7     25     31     20     31
DK/NA                 9      8     12      8      8     11      7
 
TREND: Would you say that Richard Blumenthal cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
Yes                  66      69      80
No                   25      21      12
DK/NA                 9      10       7
 
 
25. Would you say that Richard Blumenthal is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Yes                  60%    41%    76%    57%    58%    62%    54%
No                   29     48     14     31     34     25     34
DK/NA                11     11     10     11      8     13     12
 
TREND: Would you say that Richard Blumenthal is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
Yes                  60      60      81
No                   29      27       9
DK/NA                11      13      10
 
 
26. Would you say that Richard Blumenthal has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Yes                  71%    56%    84%    70%    66%    76%    66%
No                   20     34      8     22     25     15     27
DK/NA                 9     10      8      8      9      9      7
 
TREND: Would you say that Richard Blumenthal has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
Yes                  71      73      82
No                   20      19       9
DK/NA                 9       9       9
 
 
27. 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                  34%    56%    19%    34%    35%    33%    37%
No                   52     32     66     50     52     51     49
DK/NA                15     12     15     16     13     16     13
 
TREND: Do you think Linda McMahon has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Jan 14  Nov 12
                     2010    2010    2010    2009
Yes                  34      29      24      25
No                   52      52      43      34
DK/NA                15      19      33      41
 
 
28. 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                  48%    71%    30%    49%    48%    49%    54%
No                   33     15     49     29     32     33     31
DK/NA                19     13     21     22     20     18     16
 
TREND: Would you say that Linda McMahon cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
Yes                  48      45      37
No                   33      33      26
DK/NA                19      22      37
 
 
29. Would you say that Linda McMahon is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Yes                  45%    71%    28%    46%    47%    44%    49%
No                   26     12     39     22     28     25     19
DK/NA                29     17     33     33     25     32     32
 
TREND: Would you say that Linda McMahon is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
Yes                  45      45      35
No                   26      24      15
DK/NA                29      31      50
 
 
30. Would you say that Linda McMahon has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Yes                  56%    69%    46%    57%    56%    55%    54%
No                   22     11     32     19     21     23     20
DK/NA                22     20     22     24     23     22     27
 
TREND: Would you say that Linda McMahon has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Jun 10  May 27  Jan 14
                     2010    2010    2010
Yes                  56      54      38
No                   22      23      21
DK/NA                22      24      41
 
 
31. 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                60%    61%    57%    63%    67%    55%    72%
Some                 28     31     28     27     26     30     18
Not much              6      5      8      5      4      8      6
Nothing at all        4      2      6      4      1      6      2
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      2      1      1
 
TREND: 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?
                     Jun 10  May 27
                     2010    2010
A lot                60      62
Some                 28      26
Not much              6       7
Nothing at all        4       4
DK/NA                 1       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           3%     2%     4%     3%     3%     3%     4%
Less likely          33     56     13     37     39     27     41
Doesn't make diff    61     41     78     57     57     64     53
DK/NA                 4      2      6      2      1      6      2
 
TREND: 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?
                     Jun 10  May 27
                     2010    2010
More likely           3       2
Less likely          33      33
Doesn't make diff    61      61
DK/NA                 4       4
 
 
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            53%    32%    71%    51%    53%    53%    49%
Lied                 40     61     20     44     43     36     46
DK/NA                 8      7     10      5      4     11      6
 
 
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?
                     Jun 10  May 27
                     2010    2010
Misspoken            53      54
Lied                 40      38
DK/NA                 8       8
 
 
34. Which type of Senate candidate would you prefer: a candidate who funds their campaign mostly with private donations or a wealthy candidate who funds their campaign mostly with their own funds?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Donations            46%    43%    47%    48%    46%    46%    49%
Own funds            33     38     28     33     38     29     30
DK/NA                21     19     25     19     17     25     22
 
TREND: Which type of Senate candidate would you prefer: a candidate who funds their campaign mostly with private donations or a wealthy candidate who funds their campaign mostly with their own funds?
                     Jun 10  Mar 17
                     2010    2010
Donations            46      46
Own funds            33      36
DK/NA                21      18
 
 
35. Which type of candidate would you prefer to see as a United States Senator - someone with years of political experience or a political outsider?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Experience           51%    36%    68%    47%    42%    59%    40%
Outsider             38     54     18     44     51     27     48
DK/NA                11     11     14      9      8     14     12
 
TREND: Which type of candidate would you prefer to see as a United States Senator, someone with years of political experience or a political outsider?
                     Jun 10  Mar 17
                     2010    2010
Experience           51      45
Outsider             38      45
DK/NA                11       9
 
 
36. Does Richard Blumenthal's experience as state attorney general make you more likely to vote for him for United States Senator, less likely or doesn't it make a difference?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
More likely          46%    23%    64%    45%    42%    50%    42%
Less likely          14     22      5     15     16     13     22
Doesn't make diff    37     50     30     38     40     35     31
DK/NA                 2      4      2      2      2      2      4
 
TREND: Does Richard Blumenthal's experience as State Attorney General make you more likely to vote for him for United States Senator, less likely or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Jun 10  Mar 17
                     2010    2010
More likely          46      60
Less likely          14      13
Doesn't make diff    37      25
DK/NA                 2       1
 
 
37. Does Linda McMahon's experience as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment make you more likely to vote for her for United States Senator, less likely or doesn't it make a difference?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
More likely          16%    26%     5%    19%    21%    12%    18%
Less likely          36     18     53     34     33     39     39
Doesn't make diff    44     51     38     45     42     45     38
DK/NA                 4      5      5      2      4      4      5
 
TREND: Does Linda McMahon's experience as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment make you more likely to vote for her for United States Senator, less likely or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Jun 10  Mar 17
                     2010    2010
More likely          16      15
Less likely          36      33
Doesn't make diff    44      49
DK/NA                 4       3
 
 
38. Is your opinion of professional wrestling favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Favorable            22%    29%    16%    23%    30%    14%    15%
Unfavorable          43     34     52     42     39     47     55
Hvn't hrd enough     27     29     25     27     24     31     24
REFUSED               8      8      7      8      7      8      7
 
TREND: Is your opinion of professional wrestling favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Jun 10  Mar 17
                     2010    2010
Favorable            22      17
Unfavorable          43      54
Hvn't hrd enough     27      22
REFUSED               8       7
 
 
39. Would you like to see the next United States Senator elected from Connecticut generally support Barack Obama's policies or oppose Barack Obama's policies?
                                                               Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHld
Support              53%    11%    88%    47%    51%    54%    40%
Oppose               37     79      5     40     40     34     46
DK/NA                11     10      7     13      9     12     14
 
TREND: Would you like to see the next United States Senator elected from Connecticut generally support Barack Obama's policies or oppose Barack Obama's policies?
                     Jun 10  Mar 17
                     2010    2010
Support              53      56
Oppose               37      36
DK/NA                11       8