August 17, 2006 - Lieberman Leads Among Likely Connecticut Voters, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Strong Democratic Boost Gives Rell 2 -1 Lead
Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent, gets 53 percent of likely voters, with 41 percent for Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont and 4 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Among registered voters, Sen. Lieberman gets 49 percent, followed by Lamont with 38 percent and Schlesinger with 4 percent. This compares to a 51 - 27 percent Lieberman lead over Lamont, with 9 percent for Schlesinger in a July 20 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

In this latest survey, Lieberman leads 75 - 13 - 10 percent among likely Republican voters, and 58 - 36 - 3 percent among likely independent voters, while likely Democratic voters back Lamont 63 - 35 percent. Two percent are undecided, but 28 percent of those who name a candidate might change their mind before Election Day.

"Sen. Lieberman's support among Republicans is nothing short of amazing. It more than offsets what he has lost among Democrats. As long as Lieberman maintains this kind of support among Republicans, while holding onto a significant number of Democratic votes, the veteran Senator will be hard to beat," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

"Ned Lamont's Democratic primary win was based on a very small percentage of voters statewide. He must expand beyond this base if he is going to beat Lieberman."

Connecticut voters approve 55 - 40 percent of the job Lieberman is doing and likely voters give him a 46 - 30 percent favorability rating, with 23 percent mixed.

Lamont gets a negative 25 - 30 percent favorability rating among likely voters, with 19 percent mixed and 26 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion.

Likely voters say 53 - 40 percent that Lieberman deserves reelection. Among those who oppose his reelection, 24 percent cite his position on the war in Iraq.

Governor's Race

Republican incumbent Gov. Jodi Rell leads Democratic challenger John DeStefano 64 - 32 percent among likely voters, with 4 percent undecided and 28 percent of those who name a candidate saying they might change their mind.

Among registered voters, Gov. Rell leads 60 - 28 percent, compared to 62 - 25 percent in a July 20 Quinnipiac University poll, conducted before DeStefano's Democratic primary win.

In this latest survey, 44 percent of likely Democratic voters, 88 percent of Republican voters and 69 percent of independent voters back Rell.

"While observers bemoan the polarization of American politics, Connecticut voters are taking a bi-partisan path, with most Republicans backing a Democratic Senator and large numbers of Democrats backing a Republican Governor," Dr. Schwartz said.

"John DeStefano didn't get much of a bounce from his primary win in part because of all of the attention focused on the Senate race. Although Gov. Rell's 73 percent approval is down from her 81 percent score in February, she continues to have very strong approval numbers and a huge lead over DeStefano."

From August 10 - 14, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,319 Connecticut voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. The survey includes 1,083 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 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 73% 83% 68% 74% 73% 73% Disapprove 15 9 20 14 17 14 DK/NA 12 8 12 12 10 13

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 75% 68% 70% 75% 75% Disapprove 11 20 17 13 18 DK/NA 14 12 13 12 7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor? (* Also hit 73% on 8/19/2004)

                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 13  Aug 17
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2006 *


Approve 73 74 75 77 81 83 73 Disapprove 15 13 12 11 9 3 15 DK/NA 12 13 13 12 10 14 12



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 29% 64% 9% 27% 36% 23% Disapprove 67 31 88 67 61 71 DK/NA 4 5 3 5 3 5

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 29% 27% 35% 30% 29% Disapprove 68 69 61 65 66 DK/NA 3 4 5 5 5

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

Approve 28% 32% 28% 30% 28% Disapprove 67 64 68 70 65 DK/NA 5 5 4 - 7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Dec 19  Jun 8
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2001    2006 


Approve 29 27 24 25 31 87 24 Disapprove 67 68 72 71 65 10 72 DK/NA 4 5 4 4 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     Likely


Approve 55% 75% 38% 58% 56% 54% 56% Disapprove 40 20 57 35 41 39 40 DK/NA 6 5 5 7 4 8 4

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 59% 48% 60% 55% 57% Disapprove 38 44 34 38 39 DK/NA 4 8 6 7 4

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

                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Sep 21  Jul 31
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2000    2003


Approve 55 55 56 59 63 80 51 Disapprove 40 35 32 29 25 14 33 DK/NA 6 10 13 12 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 57% 43% 74% 53% 57% 58% Disapprove 27 42 13 28 31 23 DK/NA 16 15 13 19 12 20

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 49% 61% 52% 60% 63% Disapprove 33 25 26 25 22 DK/NA 18 14 22 16 14

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
                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Apr 19  May 1
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2001    2003 *


Approve 57 57 57 58 57 71 52 Disapprove 27 25 24 27 26 16 16 DK/NA 16 19 19 15 17 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     Likely


Favorable 60% 74% 52% 63% 61% 60% 62% Unfavorable 9 6 12 8 10 8 10 Mixed 20 10 26 19 19 21 21 Hvn't hrd enough 10 10 9 9 10 11 7 REFUSED - - 1 - - 1 -

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Favorable 64% 59% 61% 60% 58% Unfavorable 9 11 8 7 8 Mixed 13 22 19 20 28 Hvn't hrd enough 13 8 12 12 5 REFUSED - - - - 2

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

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005 


Favorable 60 59 65 64 70 67 74 Unfavorable 9 7 6 6 5 5 7 Mixed 20 22 19 19 16 17 12 Haven't heard enough 10 11 10 10 9 10 6 DK/NA - - 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     Likely


Favorable 23% 10% 36% 17% 24% 21% 25% Unfavorable 12 18 9 11 15 10 14 Mixed 15 16 16 16 14 16 16 Hvn't hrd enough 49 55 38 56 45 52 45 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Favorable 15% 21% 19% 33% 20% Unfavorable 9 15 16 14 9 Mixed 13 14 11 19 16 Hvn't hrd enough 62 50 53 33 52 REFUSED - 1 1 1 2

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

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005 


Favorable 23 18 15 13 15 16 25 Unfavorable 12 13 11 11 10 9 11 Mixed 15 16 14 15 15 15 14 Hvn't heard enough 49 51 59 60 59 59 49 REFUSED 1 2 1 2 2 2 2



7a. 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 28% 6% 50% 21% 28% 28% Rell 60 84 41 65 62 59 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 - 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 1 1 DK/NA 10 7 9 12 7 12

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

DeStefano 21% 32% 20% 30% 31% Rell 64 57 73 60 56 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 - - 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - 1 2 1 1 DK/NA 13 8 6 9 10

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

DeStefano 31% 31% 30% 26% 23% Rell 59 59 57 59 66 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - 1 - - DK/NA 7 9 11 13 10

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?

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005


DeStefano 28 25 24 20 16 21 22 Rell 60 62 64 66 70 64 61 SMONE ELSE 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DK/NA 10 10 10 13 13 13 15



7. 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? (If undecided q7a) As of today, do you lean more toward DeStefano or Rell? This table includes Leaners.

                        LIKELY VOTERS.............................
                        Tot    Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


DeStefano 32% 8% 54% 26% 31% 32% Rell 64 88 44 69 66 63 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - - DK/NA 4 4 2 4 3 5

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

DeStefano 26% 35% 24% 31% 37% Rell 69 62 67 64 60 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - DK/NA 4 3 8 4 3

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

DeStefano 37% 35% 32% 31% 24% Rell 62 63 63 65 69 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - DK/NA 1 2 5 4 7



7b. Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                        LIKELY VOTERS..........
                                JD      JR
                        Tot     Voters  Voters


Made up 72% 71% 72% Might change 28 29 27 DK/NA 1 1 1



8. 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     Likely


Favorable 43% 62% 26% 47% 44% 42% 46% Unfavorable 28 15 38 27 31 26 30 Mixed 25 20 32 22 21 28 23 Hvn't hrd enough 4 2 4 5 3 4 1 REFUSED 1 - - - 1 - -

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Favorable 43% 40% 47% 42% 46% Unfavorable 28 29 29 29 25 Mixed 24 26 23 22 27 Hvn't hrd enough 3 5 1 6 1 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?

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Dec 19
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2001


Favorable 43 45 48 48 53 53 58 Unfavorable 28 23 20 19 16 14 13 Mixed 25 27 26 25 23 25 21 Haven't heard enough 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 DK/NA 1 - - 1 - - -



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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Likely


Favorable 23% 6% 39% 20% 25% 23% 25% Unfavorable 27 48 15 28 30 25 30 Mixed 17 15 16 20 16 18 19 Hvn't hrd enough 32 31 29 32 29 34 26 REFUSED - - - - - - -

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Favorable 24% 29% 22% 19% 23% Unfavorable 32 24 36 26 25 Mixed 17 19 13 15 19 Hvn't hrd enough 27 29 28 39 33 REFUSED - - - 1 -

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

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006


Favorable 23 15 7 3 2 Unfavorable 27 17 8 3 2 Mixed 17 15 8 3 3 Hvn't hrd enough 32 51 76 90 93 REFUSED - 1 - - -



10. 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     Likely


Favorable 2% 5% 2% 1% 2% 2% 3% Unfavorable 12 11 15 10 16 9 15 Mixed 10 13 8 10 9 10 11 Hvn't hrd enough 76 72 75 79 73 78 72 REFUSED - - - - - 1 -

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Favorable 3% 1% 5% 1% 2% Unfavorable 10 14 10 13 9 Mixed 12 12 16 7 5 Hvn't hrd enough 74 73 68 78 83 REFUSED 1 - 2 - -

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

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006    2006    2006


Favorable 2 3 3 3 Unfavorable 12 6 3 3 Mixed 10 10 7 8 Hvn't hrd enough 76 81 87 86 REFUSED - - - -



11a. 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 38% 12% 60% 34% 39% 38% Schlesinger 4 12 - 3 5 3 Lieberman 49 68 33 54 51 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - 1 - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 - 2 - 2 DK/NA 7 5 7 8 5 8

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Lamont 38% 44% 27% 36% 36% Schlesinger 6 3 6 3 3 Lieberman 50 43 60 51 54 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 3 - 1 DK/NA 3 9 2 9 6

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

Lamont 41% 36% 40% 39% 36% Schlesinger 3 3 3 7 5 Lieberman 47 52 48 48 51 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 3 DK/NA 8 8 9 4 5

TREND: 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?

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2
                        2006     2006    2006    2006


Lamont 38 27 18 13 Schlesinger 4 9 8 10 Lieberman 49 51 56 56 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 2 2 DK/NA 7 12 16 18



11. 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? (If undecided q11a) As of today, do you lean more toward Lamont, Schlesinger or Lieberman? This table includes Leaners.

                        LIKELY VOTERS..............................
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lamont 41% 13% 63% 36% 40% 41% Schlesinger 4 10 - 3 4 4 Lieberman 53 75 35 58 55 52 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - 1 - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - - DK/NA 2 2 2 2 1 3

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Lamont 38% 47% 32% 40% 38% Schlesinger 6 4 1 3 2 Lieberman 55 47 63 53 57 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - DK/NA 1 3 4 2 3

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

Lamont 42% 40% 45% 38% 37% Schlesinger 3 3 2 7 4 Lieberman 52 54 50 54 56 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - DK/NA 3 2 2 - 2



11b. Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?

                        LIKELY VOTERS..........
                                NL      JL
                        Tot     Voters  Voters


Made up 72% 74% 73% Might change 28 26 26 DK/NA - - 1



12. Thinking about the 2006 election for United States Senator, do you feel that Joseph Lieberman deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes/Deserves reelection 51% 75% 34% 54% 53% 50% No/Does not 40 19 57 36 40 40 DK/NA 9 6 9 10 7 11

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Yes/Deserves reelection 56% 46% 61% 51% 52% No/Does not 37 43 36 39 40 DK/NA 7 12 3 10 9

TREND: Thinking about the 2006 election for United States Senator, do you feel that Joseph Lieberman deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   Feb 16  Jan 11  Apr 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005


Yes/Deserves 51 56 61 63 64 66 No/Does not 40 31 28 26 24 25 DK/NA 9 12 11 11 13 9



12. Thinking about the 2006 election for United States Senator, do you feel that Joseph Lieberman deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?

                        LIKELY VOTERS.............................
                        Tot    Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes/Deserves reelection 53% 80% 32% 57% 56% 51% No/Does not 40 16 60 35 39 40 DK/NA 7 4 7 8 5 9

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Yes/Deserves reelection 58% 47% 63% 54% 53% No/Does not 38 42 32 40 39 DK/NA 5 11 5 6 7



13a. (If "Yes" q12) What is the main reason you feel he deserves to be reelected?

                        LIEBERMAN DESERVES REELECTION Q12..........
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Cares about CT/The people/The state 7% 7% 6% 7% 5% 9%

Honesty/Integrity/ Straightforward 15 18 14 15 15 16

Non partisan/Reaches out to other party/ Open minded 5 6 3 6 6 5

Good Leader/Decisive/ Confident/ Capable/Assertive 9 7 6 12 9 9

Moral values/ Family man 4 5 3 3 5 2

Experienced 16 14 20 17 18 14

Party/Democrat/ Political philosophy 1 1 2 - 1 1

Handling Economy/Jobs 2 2 2 1 2 1

Position on war/ MiddleEast/ Israel/Foreign policy 7 11 3 5 9 4

Nothing that I dislike 2 1 2 1 2 2

Doing a good job 23 17 31 25 18 28

Other 6 7 5 5 6 7 DK/NA or Refused 3 2 2 3 3 2



13b. (If "No" q12) What is the main reason you feel he does not deserve to be reelected?

                        LIEBERMAN DOES NOT DESERVE REELECTION Q12..
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Wishy washy/On the fence/Indecisive 2% 5% 0% 3% 1% 2%

Not honest/Don't trust him 2 4 1 4 4 1

Cares about himself not people/not CT 12 10 12 12 13 10

Never around/Too busy in Washington 1 2 1 - 1 -

Too conservative/ Right wing/Too Republican 7 3 8 5 7 6

Too Close to Bush 9 10 11 7 9 9

Position on Iraq 24 7 31 21 27 22

Disagree with stand on issues/General 3 1 3 4 1 5

Arrogant/Oppinionated 1 - 1 2 - 2

Party/Democrat/ Political philosohy/Liberal 4 11 4 3 5 3

Not a Good Democrat 1 - 2 - 1 1

He lost in the Primary 6 5 7 4 5 6

Ran for Vice Pres. and Senate 1 - - - 1 1

Running as Independent 2 1 2 2 1 3

Not Doing Good Job/General 1 2 1 1 1 1

Been there too long/ Time for a change 10 7 7 15 9 11

Nothing I like 7 7 7 9 6 8

Other 7 22 2 7 7 7 DK/NA 1 3 - 1 - 1



14. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman has strong leadership qualities or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 76% 84% 74% 76% 76% 75% No 20 14 22 20 21 19 DK/NA 5 2 3 5 3 6

TREND: Would you say that Joseph Lieberman has strong leadership qualities or not?

                        Aug 17  Apr 6
                        2006    2005


Yes 76 70 No 20 26 DK/NA 5 4



15. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman is honest and trustworthy or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 74% 87% 68% 74% 75% 73% No 20 11 25 19 21 19 DK/NA 6 3 7 7 5 8

TREND: Would you say that Joseph Lieberman is honest and trustworthy or not?

                        Aug 17  Apr 6
                        2005    2005


Yes 74 78 No 20 13 DK/NA 6 9



16. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 63% 77% 53% 67% 62% 64% No 29 17 38 26 30 27 DK/NA 8 6 9 7 7 8

TREND: Would you say that Joseph Lieberman cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?

                        Aug 17  Apr 6
                        2006    2005


Yes 63 69 No 29 24 DK/NA 8 7



17. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman shares your views on issues that you care about or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 51% 67% 40% 53% 50% 53% No 39 23 53 36 41 38 DK/NA 9 10 7 10 9 9

TREND: Would you say that Joseph Lieberman shares your views on issues that you care about or not?

                        Aug 17  Apr 6
                        2006    2005


Yes 51 57 No 39 30 DK/NA 9 13



18. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman pays attention to the needs of Connecticut or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 65% 78% 56% 67% 64% 66% No 29 17 38 28 30 28 DK/NA 6 5 6 5 6 6

TREND: Would you say that Joseph Lieberman pays attention to the needs of Connecticut or not?

                        Aug 17  Apr 6
                        2006    2005


Yes 65 70 No 29 23 DK/NA 6 7



19. Do you think Joseph Lieberman is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Too liberal 12% 19% 9% 9% 16% 9% Too conservative 26 7 43 21 27 25 About right 52 65 39 59 49 54 DK/NA 11 8 9 11 9 12

TREND: Do you think Joseph Lieberman is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?

                        Aug 17  Apr 6
                        2006    2005


Too liberal 12 15 Too conservative 26 18 About right 52 58 DK/NA 11 8



20. Do you think Lieberman should drop out of the race after losing the Democratic primary?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 39% 18% 56% 34% 40% 38% No 58 81 39 63 57 58 DK/NA 3 1 5 3 2 5



21. Would you say that Ned Lamont has strong leadership qualities or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 40% 23% 54% 38% 40% 39% No 26 40 15 27 30 22 DK/NA 35 38 31 34 30 38



22. Would you say that Ned Lamont is honest and trustworthy or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 39% 30% 54% 34% 41% 38% No 18 27 12 19 20 16 DK/NA 42 44 34 47 39 45



23. Would you say that Ned Lamont cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 41% 23% 60% 37% 40% 42% No 27 45 16 28 31 24 DK/NA 32 32 24 35 29 34



24. Would you say that Ned Lamont shares your views on issues that you care about or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 40% 16% 61% 36% 36% 42% No 34 56 19 36 41 29 DK/NA 26 27 20 29 23 29



25. Would you say that Ned Lamont pays attention to the needs of Connecticut or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 42% 24% 58% 41% 42% 43% No 22 36 15 20 24 21 DK/NA 36 40 27 39 35 37



26. Do you think Ned Lamont is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Too liberal 29% 56% 13% 30% 39% 20% Too conservative 5 3 5 5 4 5 About right 42 17 63 38 38 44 DK/NA 25 24 18 28 18 31



27. Do you think Ned Lamont has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 33% 19% 46% 29% 34% 31% No 47 65 36 47 49 45 DK/NA 21 16 17 24 17 24

TREND: Do you think Ned Lamont has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator or not?

                        Aug 17  Jul 20
                        2006    2006


Yes 33 24 No 47 39 DK/NA 21 37



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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Likely


Approve 26% 61% 6% 24% 31% 22% 29% Disapprove 70 31 93 72 66 73 67 DK/NA 4 8 2 4 3 5 4

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 29% 20% 33% 28% 26% Disapprove 67 77 62 67 69 DK/NA 4 3 5 5 5

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

Approve 22% 27% 26% 29% 26% Disapprove 76 67 69 69 67 DK/NA 2 6 5 2 7

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

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jun 4
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2004 


Approve 26 25 23 25 29 32 37 Disapprove 70 70 73 71 66 64 57 DK/NA 4 4 4 4 5 4 6



29. 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     Likely


Right thing 33% 67% 15% 31% 40% 27% 36% Wrong thing 62 29 81 64 56 67 60 DK/NA 5 4 4 5 3 6 4

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Right thing 35% 34% 35% 31% 33% Wrong thing 62 64 59 61 62 DK/NA 3 3 6 8 5

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

Right thing 35% 35% 28% 36% 31% Wrong thing 62 59 64 60 64 DK/NA 3 6 7 4 4

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

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Sep 30
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2004  


Right thing 33 31 33 34 34 35 39 Wrong thing 62 63 63 61 61 60 56 DK/NA 5 5 4 5 5 5 5



30. 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     Likely


Increase troops 13% 20% 9% 13% 18% 9% 15% Keep same amount 19 36 9 20 22 17 21 Decrease troops 31 22 37 31 29 33 29 Remove all troops 29 14 40 28 23 34 27 DK/NA 7 8 6 8 7 7 8

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Increase troops 13% 11% 20% 12% 15% Keep same amount 23 15 25 19 20 Decrease troops 29 31 25 35 29 Remove all troops 28 35 25 26 29 DK/NA 7 7 5 8 7

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

Increase troops 14% 16% 10% 15% 9% Keep same amount 18 20 18 25 16 Decrease troops 26 28 38 28 36 Remove all troops 34 27 28 24 33 DK/NA 8 8 6 9 6



TREND: 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?

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006    2006    2006


Increase troops 13 11 14 14 Keep same amount 19 21 19 18 Decrease troops 31 31 29 28 Remove all troops 29 30 31 33 DK/NA 7 8 7 7



31. As you may know, Senator Lieberman is a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. Do you agree or disagree with Senator Lieberman's position on the war in Iraq?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Likely


Agree 37% 74% 16% 36% 46% 30% 41% Disagree 57 23 79 59 50 63 55 DK/NA 5 3 5 6 3 7 4

TREND: As you may know, Senator Lieberman is a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. Do you agree or disagree with Senator Lieberman's position on the war in Iraq?

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jan 11
                        2006    2006    2006


Agree 37 35 41 Disagree 57 58 51 DK/NA 5 7 8



31. As you may know, Senator Lieberman is a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. Do you agree or disagree with Senator Lieberman's position on the war in Iraq? 32. (If "disagree" q31) Do you disagree with Senator Lieberman's support of the war in Iraq strongly enough to vote against Lieberman just on that issue?

COMBINED TABLE Q31 & 32

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Agree JL war position 37% 74% 16% 36% 46% 30% Disagree war position 23 14 24 27 19 26 Disagree/Vote against 33 9 54 30 30 36 DK/NA 7 4 6 7 5 8

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon Agree JL war position 38% 30% 48% 40% 39% Disagree war position 22 26 23 19 25 Disagree/Vote against 33 36 20 33 34 DK/NA 6 7 10 8 2

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05 Agree JL war position 32% 42% 37% 37% 38% Disagree war position 23 22 21 18 28 Disagree/Vote against 35 34 35 37 27 DK/NA 10 2 7 8 7

TREND: 31. As you may know, Senator Lieberman is a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. Do you agree or disagree with Senator Lieberman's position on the war in Iraq? 32. (If "disagree" q31) Do you disagree with Senator Lieberman's support of the war in Iraq strongly enough to vote against Lieberman just on that issue? COMBINED TABLE Q31 & 32

                        Aug 17  Jul 20  Jan 11
                        2006    2006    2006 


Agree JL position 37 35 41 Disagree war position 23 27 24 Disagree/Vote against 33 28 24 DK/NA 7 10 11



31. As you may know, Senator Lieberman is a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. Do you agree or disagree with Senator Lieberman's position on the war in Iraq? 32. (If "disagree" q31) Do you disagree with Senator Lieberman's support of the war in Iraq strongly enough to vote against Lieberman just on that issue?

                        LIKELY VOTERS............................. 
                        Tot    Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom
 
Agree JL war position   41%     77%     17%     41%     49%     34% 
Disagree war position   21      12      23      25      19      22 
Disagree/Vote against   33       8      55      29      29      37 
DK/NA                    5       4       5       5       3       7
 
                                                MdlSex  Toll,Wndm 
                        Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn  NewLon
 
Agree JL war position   42%     35%     42%     44%     44% 
Disagree war position   21      22      24      17      22 
Disagree/Vote against   31      36      27      34      32 
DK/NA                    5       7       7       5       2
 
                        CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 
                        01      02      03      04      05
 
Agree JL war position   38%     44%     43%     40%     40% 
Disagree war position   21      22      19      18      23 
Disagree/Vote against   34      32      34      35      31 
DK/NA                    8       2       4       6       6