May 2, 2006 - Rell Flying High In Connecticut Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Anti-Bush, Anti-War Feeling Does Not Hurt Lieberman
Six months before election day, Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell has a 77 - 11 percent approval rating and leads either of her two largely unknown Democratic challengers by margins of better than 3 - 1, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Gov. Rell had an 81 - 9 percent approval rating in a February 16 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Rell buries two possible Democratic challengers:
  • 66 - 20 percent over New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, compared to 70 - 16 percent February 16;
  • 65 - 20 percent over Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, compared to 70 - 15 percent.
By a 64 - 6 percent margin, voters have a favorable opinion of Rell, with 19 percent mixed and 10 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion.

Her challengers are relatively unknown: 60 percent don't have an opinion about DeStefano and 81 percent don't know enough about Malloy.

"The clock is ticking and Gov. Jodi Rell's Democratic challengers have made little or no headway in telling voters who they are and why they should replace a very popular Governor," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

"If Gov. Rell has an Achilles heel, the Democrats have not found it. Perhaps this race will tighten up, once the Democrats can rally around a single challenger." DeStefano tops Malloy 32 - 24 percent among Democrats, with 38 percent undecided. Connecticut voters tilt to the pro-choice side in the abortion debate:
  • 31 percent say abortion should be legal in all cases;
  • 38 percent say abortion should be legal in most cases;
  • 16 percent say abortion should be illegal in most cases;
  • 9 percent say abortion should be illegal in all cases.
By a 78 - 17 percent margin, including 74 percent of Catholics, voters would support a law requiring all Connecticut hospitals, including Catholic hospitals, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims.

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman gets a 59 - 29 percent approval, compared to 63 - 25 percent February 16. In a possible Democratic primary, the incumbent beats businessman Ned Lamont 65 - 19 percent, with most Lamont supporters saying they are voting against Lieberman.

Running as an independent, Lieberman has 56 or 57 percent in possible three-way races, with Lamont challenging him on the Democratic line and either former State Rep. Alan Schlesinger or businessman Paul Streitz running on the Republican line.

Most Connecticut voters, 57 percent, know Lieberman supports the war in Iraq, but only 15 percent would vote against a candidate based only on his position on the war.

Connecticut voters disapprove 71 - 25 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing and say 61 - 34 percent that going to war in Iraq was the wrong thing to do. Disapproval of President Bush is high in all Congressional districts.

The U.S. should pull all its troops out of Iraq, 33 percent of voters say, with 28 percent who say reduce the number of troops; 14 percent who say increase the number of troops and 18 percent who say keep the troop levels the same.

"President Bush is at a new low among Connecticut voters, but this attitude about the President and the war does not seem to affect Sen. Lieberman," Dr. Schwartz said.

From April 25 - 30, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,536 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. The survey includes 528 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and the nation as a public service and for research.

For additional data-www.quinnipiac.edu and quicklinks
1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 77% 83% 73% 80% 75% 78% Disapprove 11 9 13 10 13 10 DK/NA 12 8 13 11 12 12

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Approve 78% 76% 77% 75% 78% Disapprove 11 13 12 8 12 DK/NA 11 11 11 18 10

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 6   Jan 13  Aug 19
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2005    2004


Approve 77 81 78 79 80 83 73 Disapprove 11 9 10 9 10 3 4 DK/NA 12 10 12 11 10 14 24



2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 25% 59% 6% 19% 28% 23% Disapprove 71 34 91 78 68 73 DK/NA 4 6 3 3 4 4

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Approve 25% 28% 24% 22% 26% Disapprove 70 68 73 74 69 DK/NA 4 4 3 4 5

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?

                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jul 27  Apr 6   Dec 19  May 2
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2001    2006 


Approve 25 31 35 36 39 87 25 Disapprove 71 65 61 59 57 10 71 DK/NA 4 4 4 5 4 2 4



3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joseph Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 59% 66% 60% 58% 58% 61% Disapprove 29 25 31 29 34 24 DK/NA 12 9 9 13 8 15

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Approve 55% 58% 59% 70% 57% Disapprove 34 28 28 22 31 DK/NA 11 14 12 8 13

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joseph Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?

                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jul 27  Apr 6   Sep 21  Jul 31
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2000    2003


Approve 59 63 62 67 67 80 51 Disapprove 29 25 24 23 22 14 33 DK/NA 12 11 13 11 11 6 17



4. 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 58% 38% 75% 60% 55% 61% Disapprove 27 46 12 25 34 20 DK/NA 15 16 13 15 11 19

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Approve 62% 59% 60% 60% 50% Disapprove 25 28 25 22 31 DK/NA 12 13 14 18 19

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator? (* = Also hit 52% on 2/14/2002)

                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jul 27  Apr 6   Apr 19  May 1
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2001    2003 *


Approve 58 57 59 64 65 71 52 Disapprove 27 26 21 22 20 16 16 DK/NA 15 17 20 14 14 13 31



5. Is your opinion of Governor Jodi Rell favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about her?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 64% 78% 56% 67% 64% 65% Unfavorable 6 3 8 5 8 4 Mixed 19 12 24 19 19 19 Hvn't hrd enough 10 6 12 9 9 11 REFUSED 1 - 1 - 1 -

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Favorable 66% 63% 69% 58% 65% Unfavorable 6 6 5 5 8 Mixed 21 21 19 16 19 Hvn't hrd enough 7 9 8 19 8 REFUSED - - - 3 -

TREND: Is your opinion of Jodi Rell favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about her?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23  Sep 30  Aug 19
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2004    2004    2004


Favorable 64 70 67 74 70 62 60 Unfavorable 6 5 5 7 3 2 2 Mixed 19 16 17 12 9 13 12 Haven't heard enough 10 9 10 6 18 22 25 DK/NA 1 - 1 1 - 1 1



6. Is your opinion of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 13% 9% 17% 11% 13% 13% Unfavorable 11 14 6 10 12 10 Mixed 15 13 15 17 15 14 Hvn't hrd enough 60 63 60 61 59 61 REFUSED 2 1 2 1 1 2

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Favorable 13% 11% 26% 5% 10% Unfavorable 11 7 18 5 13 Mixed 17 14 22 5 14 Hvn't hrd enough 59 67 33 83 62 REFUSED 1 1 2 2 2



TREND: Is your opinion of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2004


Favorable 13 15 16 25 22 Unfavorable 11 10 9 11 9 Mixed 15 15 15 14 14 Hvn't heard enough 60 59 59 49 53 REFUSED 2 2 2 2 2



7. Is your opinion of Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 7% 4% 11% 6% 8% 6% Unfavorable 5 10 3 4 9 3 Mixed 5 6 4 5 7 4 Hvn't hrd enough 81 79 81 84 76 86 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Favorable 5% 4% 5% 20% 4% Unfavorable 3 5 6 6 7 Mixed 4 5 4 7 5 Hvn't hrd enough 86 85 84 65 83 REFUSED 1 1 1 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2004


Favorable 7 6 8 9 8 Unfavorable 5 6 4 6 7 Mixed 5 4 4 5 8 Hvn't heard enough 81 83 83 78 75 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 2



8. If the 2006 election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were John DeStefano the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


DeStefano 20% 4% 38% 12% 19% 20% Rell 66 88 49 69 66 65 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 2 - DK/NA 13 7 12 16 11 14

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

DeStefano 17% 22% 24% 21% 15% Rell 66 62 65 64 71 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 - 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 2 DK/NA 14 14 10 15 12

TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were John DeStefano the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2004


DeStefano 20 16 21 22 19 22 Rell 66 70 64 61 66 59 SMONE ELSE 1 - 1 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 1 1 1 2 1 DK/NA 13 13 13 15 13 17



9. If the 2006 election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Dan Malloy the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Malloy 20% 5% 37% 14% 21% 18% Rell 65 88 49 66 63 66 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 2 - 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 2 - DK/NA 14 7 14 16 13 15

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Malloy 15% 19% 20% 28% 18% Rell 67 60 69 59 67 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 1 - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 1 - 1 DK/NA 15 18 9 13 13

TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Dan Malloy the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2004


Malloy 20 15 17 18 17 18 Rell 65 70 68 63 66 61 SMONE ELSE 1 1 1 1 - 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 1 1 2 2 - DK/NA 14 13 13 17 14 20



10. 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?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Very satisfied 7% 9% 6% 6% 6% 7% Smwht satisfied 53 56 55 51 53 53 Smwht dissatisfied 29 26 31 29 30 28 Very dissatisfied 11 9 8 13 10 11 DK/NA - - - 1 - -

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?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 7   Feb 18  Jan 13
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2005    2005


Very Satisfied 7 7 7 6 6 5 10 Smwht Satisfied 53 61 59 60 54 53 57 Smwht Dissatisfied 29 22 23 25 29 29 24 Very Dissatisfied 11 9 10 8 11 12 8 DK/NA - - 1 1 1 1 2



11. What do you think is the most important problem facing Connecticut today?

                        Tot 


Economy Total 22% Economy general 4 Unemployment/jobs 11 Cost of living 4 Business leaving/ Outsourcing 3

Taxes Total 20% Taxes general 14 Property tax 4 Gas tax 1 Income Tax 1

Energy Total 15% Energy costs general 2 Gas prices 13

Mass Transit Total 8% Quality mass transit/ Public trans 1 Highway traffic/ congestion 3 Poor conditions road/ highways 1 Transportation other 3

Education Total 7% Education general 5 Funding education 2

Crime/Violence general 3%

Healthcare/Costs/ Ins/HMO's 3%

Politicians Total 2% Political corruption 1 Governor/State leaders 1

Immigration 2 Budget general 1 Environment/Pollution 1 Housing Costs/ Availability 1 Poverty/Homeless 1 War (Iraq) 1

Other 4 DK/NA 5



12. Is your opinion of United States Senator Joseph Lieberman favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 48% 55% 48% 47% 51% 46% Unfavorable 19 17 20 19 24 15 Mixed 25 20 28 27 22 28 Hvn't hrd enough 7 6 5 7 3 10 REFUSED 1 1 - - 1 -

TREND: Is your opinion of United States Senator Joseph Lieberman favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Dec 19  Apr 19  Feb 21  Sep 21
                        2006    2006    2006    2001    2001    2001    2000


Favorable 48 53 53 58 58 59 68 Unfavorable 19 16 14 13 14 14 9 Mixed 25 23 25 21 21 19 16 Haven't heard enough 7 8 8 9 6 7 7 DK/NA 1 - - - 1 1 1



13. Is your opinion of businessman Ned Lamont favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 3% 2% 6% 1% 4% 3% Unfavorable 3 5 1 2 6 1 Mixed 3 3 2 4 3 3 Hvn't hrd enough 90 89 91 92 86 93 REFUSED - 1 - - 1 -

TREND: Is your opinion of businessman Ned Lamont favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        May 2   Feb 16
                        2006    2006


Favorable 3 2 Unfavorable 3 2 Mixed 3 3 Hvn't hrd enough 90 93 REFUSED - -



14. Is your opinion of former state representative Alan Schlesinger favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% 3% Unfavorable 3 4 1 3 3 2 Mixed 8 8 8 10 9 7 Hvn't hrd enough 86 84 88 85 84 87 REFUSED - - 1 - 1 -



15. Is your opinion of businessman Paul Streitz favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% Unfavorable 2 2 1 3 3 2 Mixed 4 3 4 5 5 3 Hvn't hrd enough 92 93 94 91 90 94 REFUSED - 1 - - 1 -



16. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman the Democrat and Alan Schlesinger the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lieberman 65% 53% 79% 64% 64% 65% Schlesinger 14 27 7 12 17 12 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 1 3 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 1 3 4 2 DK/NA 17 16 11 18 13 19



17. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman the Democrat and Paul Streitz the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lieberman 66% 54% 84% 64% 64% 68% Streitz 13 26 4 11 17 9 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 1 3 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 1 3 4 2 DK/NA 17 18 9 19 14 19



18. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat and Alan Schlesinger the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lamont 25% 5% 51% 19% 24% 26% Schlesinger 20 47 3 15 24 16 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 4 3 4 5 4 4 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 6 6 4 7 6 6 DK/NA 45 39 38 53 41 48



19. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat and Paul Streitz the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lamont 27% 7% 53% 22% 26% 28% Streitz 18 47 2 12 22 15 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 4 3 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 6 7 3 8 7 5 DK/NA 46 38 39 55 42 49

20. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger the Republican, and Joseph Lieberman running as an independent candidate for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lamont 13% 2% 28% 10% 15% 12% Schlesinger 10 27 2 5 12 8 Lieberman 56 53 58 59 53 58 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 1 2 3 1 DK/NA 18 15 11 22 16 20



21. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat Paul Streitz the Republican and Joseph Lieberman running as an independent candidate for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lamont 13% 2% 27% 9% 14% 12% Streitz 8 23 1 5 10 7 Lieberman 57 55 60 59 54 58 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 1 3 3 2 DK/NA 19 17 11 22 17 20



22. (If registered Democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were John DeStefano and Dan Malloy for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                        Tot     Men     Wom


DeStefano 32% 40% 27% Malloy 24 24 23 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 5 DK/NA 38 30 43

TREND: (If registered Democrat)If the 2006 Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were John DeStefano and Dan Malloy, for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..
                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12
                        2006    2006    2006


DeStefano 32 38 36 Malloy 24 19 18 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 5 3 DK/NA 38 35 42



23. (If registered Democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                        Tot     Men     Wom


Lieberman 65% 59% 69% Lamont 19 28 13 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 2 DK/NA 14 11 15

TREND: (If registered Democrat)If the 2006 Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                        May 2   Feb 16
                        2006    2006


Lieberman 65 68 Lamont 19 13 SMONE ELSE 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 1 DK/NA 14 17



24. (If Lamont voter) Is your vote more for Lamont or more against Lieberman?

                        Lamont voters q23


For Lamont 20% Against Lieberman 77 DK/NA 2



25. (If Lieberman voter) Is your vote more for Lieberman or more against Lamont?

                        Lieberman voters q23


For Lieberman 92% Against Lamont 4 DK/NA 4



27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 25% 57% 8% 18% 31% 20% Disapprove 71 40 91 77 67 75 DK/NA 4 3 1 5 2 5

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Approve 26% 26% 23% 28% 22% Disapprove 72 71 72 69 72 DK/NA 2 3 5 3 5

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jun 4   Oct 10
                        2006    2006    2006    2004    2003


Approve 25 29 32 37 41 Disapprove 71 66 64 57 55 DK/NA 4 5 4 6 4



28. Do you think going to war with Iraq was the right thing for the United States to do or the wrong thing?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Right thing 34% 66% 13% 32% 41% 29% Wrong thing 61 30 83 62 56 65 DK/NA 5 5 4 6 4 6

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Right thing 35% 36% 31% 33% 35% Wrong thing 61 58 62 64 59 DK/NA 4 6 7 3 5

TREND: Do you think going to war with Iraq was the right thing for the United States to do or the wrong thing?

                        May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Sep 30  Aug 19  Jun 4
                        2006    2006    2006    2004    2004    2004


Right thing 34 34 35 39 43 42 Wrong thing 61 61 60 56 49 52 DK/NA 5 5 5 5 8 6



29. From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should the United States do? Should the U.S. increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq,keep the same number of U.S. troops in Iraq as there are now, decrease the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, or remove all its troops from Iraq?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Increase troops 14% 19% 11% 14% 19% 11% Keep same amount 18 34 11 16 23 14 Decrease troops 28 27 30 27 25 31 Remove all troops 33 15 42 34 27 37 DK/NA 7 6 6 9 7 7

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Increase troops 13% 16% 14% 11% 17% Keep same amount 23 19 18 19 13 Decrease troops 25 25 27 32 31 Remove all troops 30 32 37 31 33 DK/NA 10 7 5 7 6



30. If a political candidate were to take a position on the war in Iraq that was different from your own ... A) Would you vote against that candidate on the basis of that issue alone or B) Would you consider other things before deciding who to vote for?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


A) That issue alone 15% 16% 12% 15% 15% 14% B) Consider other things 81 81 82 82 81 81 DK/NA 4 3 6 4 4 5

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

A) That issue alone 12% 13% 19% 16% 13% B) Consider other things 84 84 77 80 80 DK/NA 4 3 4 5 6



31. Do you happen to know whether Joseph Lieberman supports or opposes the war in Iraq?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Supports 57% 64% 55% 56% 67% 47% Opposes 11 12 11 11 11 12 DK/NA 32 24 33 34 21 41

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Supports 65% 58% 55% 53% 51% Opposes 7 10 13 16 13 DK/NA 28 32 33 31 36



32. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Cath    


Legal - all cases 31% 18% 40% 32% 24% 38% 28% Legal - most cases 38 35 38 39 44 32 40 Illegal - most cases 16 27 9 16 19 14 17 Illegal - all cases 9 13 7 8 8 10 9 DK/NA 6 7 6 5 6 6 7

TREND: Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

                        May 2   Mar 18
                        2006    2003


Legal all 31 29 Legal most 38 40 Illegal most 16 17 Illegal all 9 10 DK/NA 6 4



33. Would you support or oppose a law requiring that all Connecticut hospitals, including Catholic hospitals, provide emergency contraception to rape victims?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Cath


Support 78% 69% 85% 79% 75% 81% 74% Oppose 17 27 11 16 20 15 21 DK/NA 4 4 4 5 5 4 5