August 28, 2012 - McMahon By A Nose In Close Connecticut Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Obama Tops Romney By 7 Points

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Connecticut likely voters put Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon on the right side of a 49 - 46 percent too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This is the first look at likely voters by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters.

In today's survey, McMahon's 54 - 42 percent lead among men swamps Murphy's small 50 - 46 percent lead among women. McMahon leads 88 - 10 percent among Republicans and 55 - 40 percent among independent voters, while Murphy takes Democrats 82 - 16 percent.

McMahon leads among all income groups, except voters making $50,000 to $100,000 per year. Voters under 35 years old back Murphy 51 - 43 percent, while McMahon leads 54 - 42 percent among voters 35 to 54 years old. Voters over 55 are split 48 - 48 percent.

Connecticut voters give McMahon a 47 - 35 percent favorability rating, while Murphy gets a 38 - 30 percent favorability, with 32 percent who don't know enough about him to form an opinion.

"The poll is good news for Linda McMahon. In our first likely voter poll in Connecticut, McMahon has a 3 point advantage in a too-close-to-call-race. Her edge is due to her double- digit lead among independent voters and being close among women, a group she struggled with in her 2010 run," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"McMahon has worked on her image in the last two years, and it shows. Voters like her more now than they did when she faced Richard Blumenthal in 2010."

President Barack Obama holds a narrow 52 - 45 percent lead over Gov. Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger, among Connecticut likely voters. Twelve percent of Obama voters and 12 percent of Romney backers say they might change their mind.

The gender gap is yawning with women backing Obama 59 - 38 percent while men back Romney 53 - 45 percent. Independent voters are divided with 49 percent for Romney and 47 percent for Obama. Obama leads among all income groups except for a 49 - 49 percent split among voters making more than $100,000 per year. Voters in all age groups back the president.

Obama gets a 51 - 46 percent favorability while Romney has a negative 41 - 44 percent. Vice President Joseph Biden gets a negative 38 - 43 percent favorability, compared to a negative 30 - 33 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. Another 37 percent don't know enough about Romney's running mate to form an opinion.

Connecticut voters say 43 - 35 percent that Biden is qualified to be president, compared to 29 - 26 percent, with 44 percent undecided, for Ryan.

The economy will be "extremely important" to their presidential vote, 58 percent of voters say, higher than any other issue. Medicare will be "extremely important," 41 percent say.

Romney would do a better job on the economy, Connecticut voters say 49 - 44 percent. Obama would be better on Medicare, voters say 51 - 41 percent.

"Although President Barack Obama is ahead of Gov. Mitt Romney, his 7-point lead is a far cry from his 23-point victory in 2008 over John McCain. We shouldn't, however, expect to see the candidates campaigning in Connecticut, which hasn't voted for a Republican since 1988," Dr. Schwartz said.

"This smaller than expected margin for Obama could affect the Senate race. The Murphy campaign is hoping to benefit from Obama's coattails, but right now they are not very long."

From August 22 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,472 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, 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 the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Obama or Romney? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                52%     6%    92%    47%    45%    59%
Romney               45     93      7     49     53     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      1      -      -
DK/NA                 2      -      1      4      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                56%    49%    63%    51%    52%    49%    61%    51%    51%
Romney               43     47     35     45     46     49     39     46     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 1      3      2      3      2      1      -      2      2
 
 
1a. (If candidate chosen q1) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1
                     Tot    Obama  Romney
 
Mind made up         87%    87%    88%
Might change         12     12     12
DK/NA                 1      1      1
 
 
2. Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            41%    85%    10%    42%    48%    34%
Unfavorable          44      5     75     42     39     47
Hvn't hrd enough     14      9     14     14     12     16
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            41%    41%    30%    40%    42%    47%    34%    41%    43%
Unfavorable          49     40     43     45     44     43     44     44     44
Hvn't hrd enough      9     18     24     14     13      9     22     14     11
REFUSED               2      2      4      1      1      2      -      2      2
 
 
3. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            51%     8%    90%    45%    44%    57%
Unfavorable          46     91      8     51     54     39
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      2      1      1      2
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            56%    47%    58%    47%    51%    49%    58%    49%    50%
Unfavorable          43     49     35     47     46     51     40     47     46
Hvn't hrd enough      -      2      4      4      1      -      2      1      2
REFUSED               1      2      2      1      2      -      -      2      2
 
 
4. If the election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Chris Murphy the Democrat and Linda McMahon the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Murphy or McMahon? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               46%    10%    82%    40%    42%    50%
McMahon              49     88     16     55     54     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 4      2      2      5      4      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               52%    41%    44%    45%    51%    45%    51%    42%    48%
McMahon              45     53     49     51     46     50     43     54     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 3      5      7      4      2      5      6      4      4
 
 
4a. (If Senate candidate chosen q4) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q4..
                     Tot    Murphy McMahon
 
Mind made up         79%    80%    77%
Might change         20     19     21 
DK/NA                 1      1      1 
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            47%    83%    18%    50%    51%    43%
Unfavorable          35      9     61     29     34     36
Hvn't hrd enough     18      7     19     21     15     20
REFUSED               1      -      2      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            42%    50%    41%    48%    48%    45%    42%    48%    46%
Unfavorable          43     29     30     33     37     37     35     33     36
Hvn't hrd enough     14     20     29     18     15     18     23     19     15
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      -      -      -      -      2
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            38%    12%    66%    33%    36%    40%
Unfavorable          30     56     10     30     35     25
Hvn't hrd enough     32     32     24     36     29     34
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            41%    36%    42%    38%    41%    35%    39%    34%    41%
Unfavorable          27     32     29     29     31     30     23     31     31
Hvn't hrd enough     32     31     28     32     28     34     38     34     27
REFUSED               -      1      -      1      -      1      -      1      1
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              43%    20%    66%    38%    43%    44%
Disapprove           44     70     22     49     49     41
DK/NA                12     10     13     13      9     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              52%    37%    47%    39%    42%    48%    48%    45%    42%
Disapprove           41     48     37     48     48     43     36     47     44
DK/NA                 8     16     16     13     10      9     16      9     14
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              33%    20%    49%    30%    31%    36%
Disapprove           50     66     31     55     57     43
DK/NA                17     14     20     15     12     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              36%    32%    33%    35%    36%    33%    45%    36%    28%
Disapprove           49     51     43     50     50     54     42     51     51
DK/NA                15     17     24     15     14     13     13     13     21
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              50%    68%    35%    52%    52%    48%
Disapprove           38     24     51     35     40     35
DK/NA                13      8     15     13      8     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              49%    51%    44%    54%    52%    51%    54%    50%    46%
Disapprove           40     36     38     35     38     40     30     41     40
DK/NA                11     13     19     12     10     10     16      9     14
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              61%    41%    79%    59%    56%    65%
Disapprove           24     45      7     25     32     18
DK/NA                15     14     14     16     12     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              60%    62%    64%    60%    66%    59%    59%    62%    62%
Disapprove           27     23     20     24     22     30     21     27     24
DK/NA                13     15     16     16     12     11     20     11     14
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              49%     7%    88%    42%    43%    55%
Disapprove           48     91      9     55     55     42
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              52%    47%    60%    46%    50%    47%    58%    48%    48%
Disapprove           46     51     39     51     48     51     40     50     49
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      3      2      2      2      3
 
 
12. 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?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very satisfied        3%     2%     6%     1%     4%     2%
Smwht satisfied      37     20     56     34     35     39
Smwht dissatisfied   32     31     27     37     31     34
Very dissatisfied    27     47     10     27     30     24
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        4%     2%     2%     2%     3%     3%     8%     1%     3%
Smwht satisfied      41     34     36     39     37     38     43     38     36
Smwht dissatisfied   30     35     37     29     32     32     32     31     32
Very dissatisfied    24     28     23     29     28     26     17     30     28
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
13. Compared to past presidential elections, how would you describe your level of enthusiasm about voting in this year's presidential election; are you more enthusiastic than usual, less enthusiastic, or about the same as usual?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
More                 32%    45%    25%    29%    37%    28%
Less                 21     17     17     27     19     23
About the same       46     37     56     44     44     48
DK/NA                 1      -      2      -      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More                 31%    33%    34%    38%    30%    31%    31%    27%    37%
Less                 21     22     19     18     21     23     15     24     21
About the same       48     44     47     43     49     45     54     48     41
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
14. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            41%     8%    79%    30%    36%    45%
Unfavorable          48     88     12     55     57     40
Hvn't hrd enough      9      3      9     11      5     12
REFUSED               2      2      1      4      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            45%    38%    44%    39%    44%    41%    53%    38%    39%
Unfavorable          48     47     34     46     48     53     38     50     49
Hvn't hrd enough      4     12     19     13      6      3      9      9      8
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      2      2      -      3      3
 
 
15. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            36%    83%     7%    34%    40%    33%
Unfavorable          53     12     85     51     54     51
Hvn't hrd enough      9      3      8     12      5     13
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            32%    39%    26%    40%    35%    38%    32%    36%    36%
Unfavorable          61     46     49     49     58     53     56     51     54
Hvn't hrd enough      5     13     22      9      5      7     13     11      7
REFUSED               2      2      3      2      2      1      -      2      3
 
 
16. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            38%    10%    65%    32%    34%    41%
Unfavorable          43     78     14     48     54     35
Hvn't hrd enough     17     12     19     19     11     23
REFUSED               1      -      2      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            43%    34%    40%    37%    39%    38%    38%    36%    40%
Unfavorable          43     44     33     42     43     49     35     46     44
Hvn't hrd enough     13     20     24     20     17     13     27     17     14
REFUSED               1      2      3      1      1      -      -      1      2
 
 
17. Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            30%    63%     7%    29%    38%    22%
Unfavorable          33      3     57     29     33     32
Hvn't hrd enough     37     34     36     41     29     45
REFUSED               -      -      1      -      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            31%    28%    20%    30%    30%    33%    22%    30%    31%
Unfavorable          40     27     30     28     32     36     36     29     35
Hvn't hrd enough     29     44     49     42     38     31     43     40     34
REFUSED               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
18. Does Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden for Vice President make you more likely to vote for Obama for President, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
More likely          11%     1%    23%     8%     9%    13%
Less likely          16     29      5     18     19     14
No difference        71     68     71     73     72     71
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          10%    12%    20%    15%     8%     9%    11%    10%    13%
Less likely          13     19     13     20     17     14     11     15     18
No difference        76     67     65     64     75     77     78     75     68
DK/NA                 1      1      2      2      -      -      -      1      2
 
 
19. Does Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for Vice President make you more likely to vote for Romney for President, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
More likely          23%    46%     5%    23%    29%    17%
Less likely          25      4     41     25     25     25
No difference        50     50     52     50     46     54
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          23%    23%    19%    22%    22%    23%    16%    23%    24%
Less likely          28     23     27     22     26     26     26     24     25
No difference        48     52     51     55     51     50     56     52     48
DK/NA                 1      3      3      2      1      2      3      1      2
 
 
20. Do you think Joe Biden is or is not qualified to serve as President if it becomes necessary, or don't you know enough about Joe Biden to say?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Qualified            43%    17%    67%    38%    43%    43%
Not qualified        35     67     11     39     41     30
Don't know enough    20     15     21     21     14     26
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Qualified            52%    36%    40%    38%    43%    50%    47%    46%    41%
Not qualified        33     37     29     33     37     35     22     36     38
Don't know enough    14     25     29     29     20     14     30     17     20
DK/NA                 -      1      2      -      1      -      -      1      2
 
 
21. Do you think Paul Ryan is or is not qualified to serve as President if it becomes necessary, or don't you know enough about Paul Ryan to say?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Qualified            29%    59%    10%    27%    37%    21%
Not qualified        26      3     44     25     25     26
Don't know enough    44     37     45     47     36     52
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Qualified            34%    25%    22%    32%    28%    30%    21%    29%    31%
Not qualified        31     22     24     27     24     28     25     24     27
Don't know enough    35     51     53     41     46     42     53     45     41
DK/NA                 -      2      -      1      1      -      1      1      1
 
 
22. Will - health care be extremely important, very important, only somewhat important or not at all important to your vote for President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Extremely important  52%    48%    60%    46%    47%    55%
Very important       35     35     32     39     35     35
Somewhat important   11     15      6     12     14      9
Not important         2      2      2      2      3      1
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  51%    53%    65%    49%    47%    50%    57%    46%    56%
Very important       35     35     25     34     39     36     28     38     34
Somewhat important   13     10      7     14     13     12     14     13      9
Not important         2      2      2      3      2      2      1      3      1
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
23. Will - taxes be extremely important, very important, only somewhat important or not at all important to your vote for President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Extremely important  41%    52%    34%    39%    40%    42%
Very important       38     39     39     38     39     38
Somewhat important   19      8     24     21     19     18
Not important         2      1      2      2      2      1
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  41%    41%    42%    38%    38%    44%    51%    43%    35%
Very important       35     41     42     39     39     33     28     39     42
Somewhat important   22     16     14     20     21     21     20     17     20
Not important         3      1      2      2      2      2      1      1      3
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
24. Will - the economy be extremely important, very important, only somewhat important or not at all important to your vote for President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Extremely important  58%    69%    46%    60%    59%    57%
Very important       35     27     42     36     33     36
Somewhat important    6      3     10      4      6      7
Not important         -      -      1      -      1      -
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  60%    57%    51%    54%    56%    67%    58%    64%    54%
Very important       32     37     40     39     37     27     31     29     40
Somewhat important    6      6      8      6      6      6      9      7      5
Not important         1      -      -      -      1      1      1      -      -
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
 
25. Will - the budget deficit be extremely important, very important, only somewhat important or not at all important to your vote for President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Extremely important  42%    58%    28%    44%    46%    38%
Very important       35     36     35     36     32     39
Somewhat important   19      5     32     18     19     20
Not important         3      1      5      2      3      2
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  45%    40%    35%    37%    42%    48%    47%    43%    38%
Very important       31     39     42     37     36     31     32     35     38
Somewhat important   19     20     17     25     21     18     18     19     20
Not important         5      1      3      1      2      3      2      3      3
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      -      -      2      -      1
 
 
26. Will - foreign policy be extremely important, very important, only somewhat important or not at all important to your vote for President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Extremely important  30%    32%    27%    31%    32%    28%
Very important       41     47     40     41     40     41
Somewhat important   25     20     28     25     24     26
Not important         4      1      4      2      3      4
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  29%    30%    26%    29%    32%    28%    28%    26%    32%
Very important       43     39     31     46     43     41     39     41     41
Somewhat important   25     25     31     20     24     28     27     29     22
Not important         2      4      8      4      2      3      6      4      3
DK/NA                 -      1      4      1      -      -      -      -      2
 
 
27. Will - Medicare, which is the government program which pays for health care for seniors be extremely important, very important, only somewhat important or not at all important to your vote for President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Extremely important  41%    33%    47%    39%    38%    43%
Very important       36     39     36     36     34     37
Somewhat important   20     26     15     22     23     18
Not important         3      1      1      3      4      2
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  34%    46%    56%    44%    39%    31%    23%    30%    56%
Very important       36     35     29     42     37     35     33     38     35
Somewhat important   26     16      8     14     22     29     38     27      8
Not important         4      2      5      -      2      5      7      4      1
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
28. Will - women's reproductive health issues be extremely important, very important, only somewhat important or not at all important to your vote for President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Extremely important  31%    13%    50%    25%    19%    41%
Very important       26     24     29     26     24     28
Somewhat important   24     33     13     29     31     19
Not important        17     28      7     17     23     11
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      3      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  31%    31%    39%    33%    28%    30%    40%    26%    32%
Very important       24     27     32     25     26     22     25     27     25
Somewhat important   21     27     13     27     27     25     18     27     24
Not important        23     12     12     13     17     22     16     19     15
DK/NA                 1      3      5      3      1      1      1      1      3
 
 
29. Will - abortion be extremely important, very important, only somewhat important or not at all important to your vote for President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Extremely important  24%    19%    33%    19%    15%    31%
Very important       25     20     31     24     21     28
Somewhat important   27     31     23     28     29     25
Not important        23     30     11     26     32     15
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  23%    24%    30%    22%    25%    21%    30%    20%    25%
Very important       25     25     26     30     22     23     22     25     26
Somewhat important   26     27     19     28     31     26     21     28     26
Not important        26     21     19     19     21     29     25     26     20
DK/NA                 1      3      5      1      1      1      1      1      3
 
 
30. Would you say that Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  57%    20%    91%    51%    52%    62%
No                   40     79      7     45     46     35
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  61%    55%    67%    55%    58%    55%    66%    56%    56%
No                   37     43     32     41     40     43     33     42     41
DK/NA                 2      2      -      4      2      2      1      2      3
 
 
31. Would you say that Mitt Romney cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  43%    85%    15%    43%    47%    40%
No                   49     10     78     49     47     52
DK/NA                 8      5      7      8      7      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  44%    42%    33%    43%    41%    48%    40%    45%    41%
No                   51     48     54     46     52     48     56     47     49
DK/NA                 5      9     13     11      7      4      4      7      9
 
 
32. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - health care, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               Health Care Extrm
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Imp to Vote Q22
 
Obama                52%     9%    90%    46%    47%    56%    56%
Romney               43     90      7     46     48     39     41
DK/NA                 5      1      3      9      5      6      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                55%    49%    61%    51%    51%    48%    56%    52%    51%
Romney               40     45     32     42     45     46     38     45     42
DK/NA                 4      7      7      7      4      5      6      3      7
 
 
33. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - taxes, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               Taxes Extrm
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Imp to Vote Q23
 
Obama                47%     6%    84%    40%    41%    52%    38%
Romney               47     91     11     50     55     39     58
DK/NA                 7      3      5      9      5      8      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                48%    46%    62%    47%    45%    42%    55%    44%    48%
Romney               46     47     30     43     50     52     40     50     45
DK/NA                 6      7      8     10      6      5      5      7      7
 
 
34. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - the economy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               Economy Extrm
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Imp to Vote Q24  
 
Obama                44%     4%    82%    35%    39%    47%    33%
Romney               49     94     12     53     56     43     61
DK/NA                 8      1      6     12      5     10      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                47%    41%    55%    43%    43%    40%    51%    40%    45%
Romney               47     50     35     48     50     54     43     52     48
DK/NA                 6      8     11     10      7      6      7      8      7
 
 
35. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - the budget deficit, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               Budget Def Extrm 
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Imp to Vote Q25  
 
Obama                40%     4%    76%    30%    34%    45%    26%
Romney               53     94     16     61     61     46     69
DK/NA                 7      1      8      9      5      9      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                39%    40%    60%    39%    37%    35%    44%    37%    41%
Romney               54     53     33     50     57     60     54     56     51
DK/NA                 7      7      7     11      6      5      2      7      8
 
 
36. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - foreign policy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               Foreign Pol Extrm
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Imp to Vote Q26  
 
Obama                52%    11%    85%    50%    49%    56%    49%
Romney               40     81      8     41     47     34     48
DK/NA                 8      8      7      8      5     11      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                57%    49%    55%    50%    53%    54%    62%    51%    51%
Romney               37     42     35     39     40     41     33     41     40
DK/NA                 6      9     11     11      7      5      5      8      9
 
 
37. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - Medicare, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               Medicare Extrm
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Imp to Vote Q27
 
Obama                51%    11%    87%    44%    47%    55%    58%
Romney               41     86      8     44     46     37     37
DK/NA                 7      3      5     11      7      8      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                54%    49%    61%    45%    49%    52%    61%    48%    51%
Romney               40     42     31     44     46     43     35     44     42
DK/NA                 6      8      8     11      6      5      4      8      7
 
 
38. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - women's reproductive health issues, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               Wom Rep Hlth Extr
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Imp to Vote Q28
 
Obama                62%    28%    90%    57%    57%    65%    82%
Romney               23     55      3     23     25     22     14
DK/NA                15     17      7     20     18     12      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                68%    56%    63%    51%    63%    67%    80%    61%    55%
Romney               19     27     23     30     22     19      9     24     28
DK/NA                13     17     14     18     15     14     10     15     17
 
 
39. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - abortion, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               Abortion Extrm
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Imp to Vote Q29
 
Obama                56%    24%    83%    54%    51%    61%    68%
Romney               27     60      7     26     31     24     28
DK/NA                16     16     11     21     18     15      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                64%    51%    53%    47%    61%    62%    73%    56%    51%
Romney               22     32     27     32     27     23     16     26     32
DK/NA                14     18     20     21     12     15     12     18     16
 
 
40. Which comes closer to your view? Government should do more to solve national problems, or Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Should do more       39%    13%    65%    33%    34%    42%
Doing too much       54     85     25     61     62     48
DK/NA                 7      2     10      7      4     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Should do more       44%    35%    43%    41%    34%    40%    47%    37%    37%
Doing too much       50     58     44     53     62     55     49     58     53
DK/NA                 6      7     13      6      4      5      5      5     10
 
 
41. In order to reduce the federal budget deficit, do you support or oppose raising income taxes on households making more than $250,000 per year?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Support              67%    39%    87%    68%    62%    71%
Oppose               29     56     10     28     35     25
DK/NA                 4      4      4      4      3      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              67%    67%    71%    75%    72%    63%    70%    66%    68%
Oppose               32     27     24     21     27     35     28     32     27
DK/NA                 2      5      5      4      1      2      2      2      5
 
 
42. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Legal all cases      35%    22%    47%    36%    30%    40%
Legal most cases     35     31     37     36     39     31
Illegal most cases   16     32      7     15     17     15
Illegal all cases     7     10      5      5      6      8
DK/NA                 7      6      4      9      8      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Legal all cases      41%    31%    31%    33%    33%    43%    46%    40%    29%
Legal most cases     34     35     27     32     41     35     36     34     35
Illegal most cases   15     17     14     20     17     15     12     15     18
Illegal all cases     4     10     15      6      4      3      5      6     10
DK/NA                 6      7     12      9      4      4      1      6      8
 
 
43. How about when the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest? Do you think abortion should be legal in that situation or illegal?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Legal                87%    80%    91%    88%    89%    85%
Illegal               8     13      6      6      6     10
DK/NA                 5      7      3      5      5      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Legal                90%    85%    77%    84%    89%    93%    95%    87%    84%
Illegal               5     10     17     10      6      4      5      7     10
DK/NA                 4      5      6      6      5      3      -      6      6
 
 
44. Do you think Linda McMahon has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  50%    83%    23%    53%    52%    48%
No                   42     14     67     37     41     42
DK/NA                 9      4     10     10      7     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  45%    53%    48%    51%    49%    51%    49%    54%    47%
No                   46     38     43     35     45     41     43     38     45
DK/NA                 8      9      9     14      6      8      8      9      8
 
 
45. Do you think Chris Murphy has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator from Connecticut or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  52%    27%    76%    49%    49%    55%
No                   30     56      9     32     37     24
DK/NA                17     17     15     19     13     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  55%    51%    47%    50%    57%    57%    52%    53%    53%
No                   28     32     30     33     30     28     31     29     31
DK/NA                17     17     23     16     13     16     17     18     16
 
 
46. Would you say that Linda McMahon cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  56%    86%    30%    60%    56%    56%
No                   35     10     55     32     36     34
DK/NA                 9      4     15      9      9     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  51%    60%    59%    62%    53%    54%    54%    58%    55%
No                   40     31     30     29     38     39     35     35     34
DK/NA                 9      9     12      9      9      8     11      7     11
 
 
47. Would you say that Chris Murphy cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  50%    26%    74%    46%    44%    56%
No                   36     64     12     38     45     28
DK/NA                14     10     14     15     11     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  55%    48%    44%    53%    53%    53%    48%    48%    53%
No                   32     39     42     33     37     34     40     39     34
DK/NA                14     13     14     14     10     13     12     13     14
 
 
48. Which type of candidate would you prefer to see as a United States Senator; someone who has government experience in Washington or someone who is a Washington outsider?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
DC experience        40%    16%    69%    31%    36%    44%
DC outsider          51     79     21     60     56     47
DK/NA                 9      6     11      9      8     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
DC experience        40%    40%    55%    35%    35%    39%    43%    36%    43%
DC outsider          50     52     38     58     58     53     49     57     47
DK/NA                10      8      7      7      7      8      8      7      9
 
 
49. Does Chris Murphy's experience as a Connecticut Congressman make you more likely to vote for him for United States Senator, less likely or doesn't it make a difference?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
More likely          33%    10%    58%    29%    32%    35%
Less likely          24     42      6     27     31     17
No difference        41     47     33     43     37     44
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      1      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          38%    30%    29%    33%    35%    35%    31%    32%    35%
Less likely          22     25     21     25     24     26     18     25     25
No difference        38     42     45     40     40     38     49     42     37
DK/NA                 1      3      5      3      1      1      2      1      3
 
 
50. 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?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
More likely          21%    40%     7%    22%    28%    15%
Less likely          30     10     52     25     28     32
No difference        47     49     39     52     42     51
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          23%    19%    18%    20%    21%    23%    18%    24%    20%
Less likely          37     26     28     27     33     32     27     30     32
No difference        39     53     51     50     46     45     52     47     46
DK/NA                 1      2      3      3      -      -      3      -      2
 
 
51. If Linda McMahon is elected United States Senator she would be Connecticut's first woman U.S. Senator. Does this make you more likely to vote for her, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
More likely          11%    14%     8%     9%     8%    13%
Less likely           5      1      9      5      5      5
No difference        83     85     82     85     86     80
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely           9%    12%    21%     8%     8%    10%    18%    11%     9%
Less likely           4      6      7      6      4      3      3      3      7
No difference        85     81     68     85     87     87     77     86     83
DK/NA                 1      1      4      1      1      -      2      -      2
 
 
52. Have you seen any of Linda McMahon's television advertisements for this year's election for United States Senator? IF YES: From what you have seen of Linda McMahon's television ads, are they more informative or more annoying?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes/Informative      41%    67%    24%    40%    43%    39%
Yes/Annoying         42     20     56     45     43     42
No/Haven't seen ads  12     10     13     12     10     14
DK/NA                 4      3      7      3      4      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Informative      37%    45%    44%    38%    42%    40%    39%    45%    39%
Yes/Annoying         45     41     31     43     45     45     40     40     44
No/Haven't seen ads  13     11     21     14      9     11     17     11     11
DK/NA                 5      4      4      5      4      4      3      4      6
 
 
53. Have you seen any of Chris Murphy's television advertisements for this year's election for United States Senator? IF YES: From what you have seen of Chris Murphy's television ads, are they more informative or more annoying?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes/Informative      29%    11%    43%    29%    28%    31%
Yes/Annoying         36     53     20     41     40     33
No/Haven't seen ads  28     28     29     25     27     28
DK/NA                 7      8      7      6      6      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Informative      28%    30%    25%    28%    33%    30%    23%    29%    31%
Yes/Annoying         33     39     35     40     39     35     34     37     36
No/Haven't seen ads  32     24     33     25     23     29     39     27     25
DK/NA                 7      6      7      7      5      6      4      6      8
 
 
54. As you may know the Republican National Convention will meet in Tampa August 27th to the 30th. Do you think you will watch any of the television coverage of the convention?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  69%    86%    62%    64%    68%    69%
No                   29     13     35     33     30     29
DK/NA                 2      -      2      3      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  70%    68%    71%    71%    61%    73%    65%    67%    70%
No                   29     30     27     28     36     25     35     30     28
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      3      2      -      3      2
 
 
55. As you may know the Democratic National Convention will meet in Charlotte September 3rd to the 6th. Do you think you will watch any of the television coverage of the convention?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  68%    62%    80%    62%    66%    71%
No                   29     35     19     35     32     27
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  69%    68%    70%    74%    60%    72%    64%    67%    70%
No                   29     29     26     25     36     27     33     30     27
DK/NA                 1      3      4      2      4      1      3      3      2
 

Demographic Summary