November 2, 1998 - Rowland Leads Kennelly 67 - 26 In Connecticut, Quinnipiac College Poll Finds; Dodd Leads Franks 64 - 27
Among Connecticut likely voters, Republican incumbent Governor John Rowland leads Rep. Barbara Kennelly, his Democratic challenger, 67 - 26 percent, with 6 percent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac College Poll released today.

In an October 21 poll, Gov. Rowland led Rep. Kennelly 72 - 24 percent.

Democratic incumbent Sen. Christopher Dodd leads Republican challenger Gary Franks 64 - 27 percent among likely voters, with 7 percent undecided, the independent Quinnipiac College Poll finds.

In an October 22 poll, Sen. Dodd had a 61 - 29 percent lead over Franks among likely voters.

Quinnipiac College Poll Director Douglas Schwartz is available at (203) 281-5201 to discuss the results.

From October 28 - November 1, Quinnipiac College surveyed 491 Connecticut likely voters. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent. The Quinnipiac College Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as a public service and for research.

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Rowland is handling his job as Governor of Connecticut?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem    Ind      Men     Wom


Approve 77% 91% 58% 81% 79% 74%

Disapprove 19 7 35 16 16 21

DK/NA 4 2 7 4 4 5



2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem    Ind      Men     Wom


Approve 62% 40% 79% 66% 57% 67%

Disapprove 31 51 15 28 38 24

DK/NA 7 9 6 7 5 8



4. Is your opinion of Barbara Kennelly favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about her?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem    Ind      Men     Wom


Favorable 27% 11% 47% 24% 23% 31%

Unfavorable 28 45 16 27 32 25

Mixed 28 28 23 31 28 28

Haven't heard enough 15 16 13 16 15 16

REFUSED 1 1 1 2 1 1



5. Is your opinion of John Rowland favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem    Ind      Men     Wom


Favorable 67% 92% 43% 68% 69% 64%

Unfavorable 14 5 27 11 14 15

Mixed 18 2 29 21 16 20

Haven't heard enough 1 - 1 1 1 -

REFUSED - - - - - -



6. If the 1998 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were John Rowland the Republican and Barbara Kennelly the Democrat, for whom would you vote?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


John Rowland 67% 92% 39% 71% 71% 64%

Barbara Kennelly 26 7 53 20 23 29

SOMEONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 2 -

DK/NA 6 - 7 7 5 6



7. Is your opinion of Christopher Dodd favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem    Ind      Men     Wom


Favorable 54% 32% 75% 54% 49% 58%

Unfavorable 23 41 8 22 26 20

Mixed 21 24 16 22 23 19

Haven't heard enough 2 2 1 3 2 2

REFUSED - - - - - -



8. Is your opinion of Gary Franks favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem    Ind      Men     Wom


Favorable 19% 34% 7% 16% 23% 14%

Unfavorable 34 18 58 30 34 35

Mixed 29 30 19 36 27 31

Haven't heard enough 18 17 17 18 15 21

REFUSED - - - - - -



10. If the 1998 election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Gary Franks the Republican and Christopher Dodd the Democrat, for whom would you vote?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem    Ind      Men     Wom


Christopher Dodd 64% 40% 84% 65% 59% 69%

Gary Franks 27 55 6 24 32 23

SOMEONE ELSE (VOL) 1 2 1 2 2 1

DK/NA 7 3 8 10 7 8