September 28, 2006 - Lieberman Has 10-Point Lead In Connecticut, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Dem Challenger Gains No Ground On Rell
Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running for reelection as an independent, holds a 49 - 39 percent likely voter lead over Democratic candidate Ned Lamont, with 5 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger and 7 percent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 53 - 41 percent Sen. Lieberman lead over Lamont, with 4 percent for Schlesinger in an August 17 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University.

In this latest survey, Lieberman leads Lamont 69 - 15 percent among likely Republican voters, with 12 percent for Schlesinger, and 50 - 36 - 4 percent among likely independent voters, while likely Democratic voters back Lamont 57 - 37 percent.

Connecticut voters say 47 - 38 percent that Lamont does not have the right kind of experience to be a U.S. Senator.

"Ned Lamont has lost momentum. He's gained only two points in six weeks. He's going to have to do something different in the next six weeks or Sen. Joseph Lieberman stays in for another six years," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D. "Lamont wins among those who say Iraq is the most important issue to their vote, but that is only 35 percent of the electorate. Lieberman wins on all the other issues voters say matter most to them, including terrorism and the economy."

Connecticut likely voters give Lieberman a 51 - 24 percent favorability rating, with 22 percent mixed.

Lamont gets a split 31 - 28 percent favorability rating, with 23 percent mixed and 17 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion.

The war in Iraq is the most important issue in their vote for Senator, 35 percent of Connecticut voters say, followed by 25 percent who list the economy, 13 percent who list terrorism and 10 percent who list health care.

The U.S. is losing the war in Iraq, voters say 55 - 25 percent, and losing the war on worldwide terrorism, voters say 43 - 38 percent.

Governor's Race

Republican incumbent Gov. Jodi Rell leads Democratic challenger John DeStefano 63 - 30 percent among likely voters, unchanged since August 17. Six percent are undecided and 19 percent of those who name a candidate say they might change their mind.

Mayor DeStefano leads Gov. Rell only 53 - 42 percent among Democratic voters, while 87 percent of Republican voters and 67 percent of independent voters back Rell.

"In the land of steady habits, voters are sticking with the incumbents in Connecticut. Both Gov. Jodi Rell and Sen. Joseph Lieberman have strong appeal across party lines. And both have big leads among independents, the largest bloc of voters in Connecticut," Dr. Schwartz said.

"Even though Connecticut is regarded as a deep blue state, incumbency is trumping party loyalty, as things are looking good for the two moderates running for re-election."

From September 21 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,181 Connecticut likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

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

For additional data-www.quinnipiac.edu and quicklinks

1. 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 q1) As of today, do you lean more toward DeStefano or Rell? This table includes Leaners.

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


DeStefano 30% 8% 53% 25% 33% 27% Rell 63 87 42 67 61 65 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 1 - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - - DK/NA 6 4 5 8 5 7

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

DeStefano 19% 35% 29% 34% 35% Rell 74 58 67 60 59 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 1 - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - DK/NA 7 6 4 5 5

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

DeStefano 31% 34% 36% 20% 28% Rell 60 62 57 72 67 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - DK/NA 8 4 6 8 5

TREND: 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) As of today, do you lean more toward DeStefano or Rell? This table includes Leaners.

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


DeStefano 30 32 Rell 63 64 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - DK/NA 6 4



1a. Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                        LIKELY CHOOSING CAND Q1.......
                                CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                                JD      JR    
                        Tot     Voters  Voters
                                              
Made up                 81%     80%     81%   
Might change            19      20      19    
DK/NA                    -       -       -   




TREND: Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the Election?

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Made up 81 72 Might change 19 28 DK/NA - 1



2. 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 q2) 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 39% 15% 57% 36% 40% 37% Schlesinger 5 12 - 4 5 4 Lieberman 49 69 37 50 49 50 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - - DK/NA 7 3 5 10 6 9

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

Lamont 41% 39% 41% 34% 37% Schlesinger 3 6 4 5 5 Lieberman 48 51 45 54 49 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - DK/NA 8 4 9 6 9

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

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Lamont 39 41 Schlesinger 5 4 Lieberman 49 53 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - DK/NA 7 2



2a. Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?

                        LIKELY CHOOSING CAND Q2.......
                                CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q2
                                NL      JL
                        Tot     Voters  Voters


Made up 83% 83% 85% Might change 17 17 15 DK/NA - - -

TREND: Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Made up 83 72 Might change 17 28 DK/NA - -



3. In deciding your vote for United States Senator how important is -- the political party of the candidates -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 20% 14% 28% 14% 18% 21% Smwht important 30 38 35 21 31 28 Not so important 26 26 25 29 28 25 Not important at all 24 22 11 34 22 25 DK/NA 1 - 1 1 1 1



4. In deciding your vote for United States Senator how important is -- the honesty and integrity of the candidates -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 93% 96% 90% 95% 90% 95% Smwht important 6 4 8 5 9 4 Not so important - - - - - - Not important at all 1 - 1 - - 1 DK/NA - - 1 - - 1



5. In deciding your vote for United States Senator how important is -- the ideology of the candidates, that is, whether they are liberal, moderate, or conservative -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 38% 41% 39% 35% 38% 37% Smwht important 42 43 41 41 39 44 Not so important 12 12 12 12 15 9 Not important at all 7 4 4 10 7 7 DK/NA 2 1 3 2 2 2



6. In deciding your vote for United States Senator how important is -- the ability of the candidates to reach across party lines to get things done in Washington -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 76% 82% 69% 76% 71% 80% Smwht important 19 15 25 18 21 17 Not so important 4 2 5 4 6 2 Not important at all 1 1 1 1 1 1 DK/NA 1 - 1 1 1 -



7. In deciding your vote for United States Senator how important is -- the experience of the candidates -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 48% 57% 45% 46% 42% 54% Smwht important 35 35 37 36 37 33 Not so important 12 4 13 14 13 10 Not important at all 4 4 4 3 5 2 DK/NA 2 - 1 2 2 1



8. In deciding your vote for United States Senator how important is -- the ability of the candidates to get things done for Connecticut -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 83% 80% 83% 84% 76% 89% Smwht important 14 18 15 12 20 9 Not so important 2 2 1 1 2 1 Not important at all 1 - 1 1 1 - DK/NA - - - 1 1 -



9. In deciding your vote for United States Senator how important is -- the position of the candidates on the war in Iraq -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 71% 65% 75% 69% 70% 71% Smwht important 23 26 21 23 22 23 Not so important 4 5 2 6 5 3 Not important at all 1 3 - 1 2 1 DK/NA 1 1 1 1 1 1



10. In deciding your vote for United States Senator how important is -- the ability of the candidates to bring new ideas and change to Washington is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 68% 54% 70% 73% 65% 72% Smwht important 25 33 25 23 28 23 Not so important 4 9 3 2 5 4 Not important at all 1 2 1 1 2 1 DK/NA 1 2 - 1 1 1



11. What will be the single most important issue in your vote for Senator this year?

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


Terrorism 13% 26% 8% 11% 15% 11% The war in Iraq 35 30 44 31 36 34 The economy 25 26 20 29 24 26 Immigration 5 4 2 6 5 4 Gas prices 2 1 2 2 3 1 Health care 10 6 14 8 7 13 Something else? 6 4 7 7 7 6 DK/NA 4 3 4 5 3 5



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

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


Favorable 51% 70% 43% 48% 50% 52% Unfavorable 24 12 30 26 24 23 Mixed 22 15 26 21 21 24 Hvn't hrd enough 2 1 1 4 3 1 REFUSED 1 2 - 1 2 -

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

Favorable 51% 53% 45% 55% 50% Unfavorable 21 25 25 25 22 Mixed 24 19 26 18 25 Hvn't hrd enough 3 2 3 2 - REFUSED 2 - - - 2

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

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Favorable 51 46 Unfavorable 24 30 Mixed 22 23 Hvn't hrd enough 2 1 REFUSED 1 -



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

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


Favorable 31% 12% 47% 30% 32% 31% Unfavorable 28 49 14 27 30 25 Mixed 23 23 24 21 19 27 Hvn't hrd enough 17 15 15 21 18 16 REFUSED 1 - - 1 - 1

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

Favorable 28% 36% 38% 27% 27% Unfavorable 27 28 21 32 30 Mixed 23 19 21 29 25 Hvn't hrd enough 22 17 19 12 17 REFUSED - 1 1 - 1

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

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Favorable 31 25 Unfavorable 28 30 Mixed 23 19 Hvn't hrd enough 17 26 REFUSED 1 -



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

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


Favorable 3% 4% 2% 2% 3% 2% Unfavorable 17 15 20 15 19 14 Mixed 10 13 8 9 13 7 Hvn't hrd enough 70 68 69 73 65 75 REFUSED 1 - 1 - - 1

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

Favorable 2% 2% 3% 3% 3% Unfavorable 19 19 14 16 16 Mixed 7 10 11 11 10 Hvn't hrd enough 72 69 71 70 70 REFUSED 1 1 - 1 1

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

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Favorable 3 3 Unfavorable 17 15 Mixed 10 11 Hvn't hrd enough 70 72 REFUSED 1 -



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

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


Yes 38% 23% 52% 37% 40% 37% No 47 67 36 44 48 45 DK/NA 15 10 13 19 12 18



16. Regardless of how you will vote, do you think Joseph Lieberman votes to support President Bush too often, not often enough, or about right?

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


Too often 39% 14% 56% 37% 37% 40% Not often enough 6 12 1 6 7 5 About right 46 67 35 46 46 46 DK/NA 9 7 8 11 10 9



17. What do you think Ned Lamont is spending more time doing in his campaign, explaining what he would do if elected Senator or attacking Joseph Lieberman?

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


Explaining what he would do 25% 13% 36% 23% 27% 24% Attacking JL 62 77 53 62 62 62 DK/NA 13 10 10 15 12 14



18. What do you think Joseph Lieberman is spending more time doing in his campaign, explaining what he would do if re-elected Senator or attacking Ned Lamont?

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


Explaining what he would do 53% 68% 47% 52% 49% 58% Attacking NL 33 19 42 35 37 31 DK/NA 13 13 12 13 15 12



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

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


Favorable 27% 9% 42% 25% 29% 24% Unfavorable 13 22 8 12 14 11 Mixed 27 27 22 29 24 29 Hvn't hrd enough 32 41 26 32 30 34 REFUSED 2 2 1 2 2 2

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Favorable 16% 24% 11% 38% 31% Unfavorable 10 17 13 15 7 Mixed 24 27 25 27 30 Hvn't hrd enough 48 30 51 18 30 REFUSED 2 2 1 2 2

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

Favorable 20% 30% 43% 21% 19% Unfavorable 14 10 15 11 14 Mixed 29 28 24 23 29 Hvn't hrd enough 35 31 15 45 36 REFUSED 3 1 3 - 2

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

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Favorable 27 25 Unfavorable 13 14 Mixed 27 16 Hvn't hrd enough 32 45 REFUSED 2 1



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

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


Favorable 67% 80% 54% 69% 65% 68% Unfavorable 10 6 14 9 11 9 Mixed 18 9 26 16 18 19 Hvn't hrd enough 5 5 5 5 5 4 REFUSED 1 - 1 - 1 1

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Favorable 71% 62% 69% 67% 65% Unfavorable 7 13 15 7 12 Mixed 12 20 11 22 20 Hvn't hrd enough 9 3 5 3 3 REFUSED - 1 - 1 1

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

Favorable 65% 63% 70% 71% 65% Unfavorable 12 13 8 6 9 Mixed 19 20 18 13 19 Hvn't hrd enough 4 4 2 10 5 REFUSED 1 - 2 - 1

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

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Favorable 67 62 Unfavorable 10 10 Mixed 18 21 Hvn't hrd enough 5 7 REFUSED 1 -



21. In deciding your vote for Governor how important is -- the political party of the candidates -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 18% 22% 23% 9% 20% 17% Smwht important 30 39 36 22 29 32 Not so important 27 21 24 32 27 26 Not important at all 24 19 16 36 24 25 DK/NA - - 1 - - -



22. In deciding your vote for Governor how important is -- the honesty and integrity of the candidates -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 94% 96% 92% 95% 92% 96% Smwht important 5 2 7 5 6 4 Not so important 1 1 - - 1 - Not important at all - 1 1 - 1 - DK/NA - - - 1 - -



23. In deciding your vote for Governor how important is -- the ideology of the candidates, that is, whether they are liberal, moderate, or conservative -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 29% 36% 31% 21% 27% 31% Smwht important 41 44 42 39 42 41 Not so important 18 11 16 23 19 16 Not important at all 11 9 8 15 10 11 DK/NA 2 - 2 2 1 2



24. In deciding your vote for Governor how important is -- the ability of the candidates to reach across party lines to get things done -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 70% 75% 66% 71% 64% 75% Smwht important 24 21 29 24 29 20 Not so important 4 2 3 5 5 3 Not important at all 2 1 2 1 2 1 DK/NA 1 - 1 - 1 1



25. In deciding your vote for Governor how important is -- the personality and style of the candidates -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 25% 25% 28% 22% 25% 25% Smwht important 41 45 38 41 39 43 Not so important 21 21 19 23 23 19 Not important at all 12 9 13 13 11 12 DK/NA 1 - 2 1 1 1



26. In deciding your vote for Governor how important is -- the position of the candidates on the economy -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 80% 77% 80% 82% 74% 86% Smwht important 17 20 16 18 22 13 Not so important 1 2 1 - 2 1 Not important at all - - 1 - 1 - DK/NA 1 1 2 - 2 0



27. In deciding your vote for Governor how important is -- the position of the candidates on taxes -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 75% 85% 68% 74% 70% 80% Smwht important 22 15 27 22 26 18 Not so important 2 1 3 3 3 1 Not important at all 1 - 1 1 1 0 DK/NA - - 1 - 1 0



28. In deciding your vote for Governor how important is -- the ability of the candidates to come up with new ideas for Connecticut -- is it very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?

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


Very important 69% 63% 71% 69% 66% 71% Smwht important 27 31 26 28 30 25 Not so important 3 4 2 2 3 2 Not important at all 1 1 - 1 1 1 DK/NA 1 1 - - 1 1



29. What will be the single most important issue in your vote for Governor this year?

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


Taxes 19% 28% 13% 20% 21% 17% Education 10 8 14 8 9 10 The economy 33 32 32 35 33 33 Transportation 5 6 3 5 6 3 Ethics in government 11 13 10 11 12 11 Health care 14 8 21 12 12 17 Something else? 4 4 3 4 4 4 DK/NA 4 3 3 6 2 6



30. 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 10% 16% 8% 9% 9% 11% Smwht satisfied 55 58 53 57 58 53 Smwht dissatisfied 25 17 30 26 23 27 Very dissatisfied 8 6 10 8 8 8 DK/NA 1 2 - - 1 1

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Very satisfied 14% 7% 6% 11% 10% Smwht satisfied 60 55 54 53 52 Smwht dissatisfied 23 26 20 28 24 Very dissatisfied 2 11 12 8 15 DK/NA 2 - 8 - 0

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

Very satisfied 10% 8% 10% 16% 9% Smwht satisfied 54 55 55 58 55 Smwht dissatisfied 24 24 30 21 26 Very dissatisfied 12 12 4 3 9 DK/NA - - 1 1 2



31. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

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


Very satisfied 3% 8% 1% 2% 4% 3% Smwht satisfied 26 51 12 25 27 26 Smwht dissatisfied 30 25 29 33 29 31 Very dissatisfied 40 15 57 40 40 40 DK/NA - - - - 1 -

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Very satisfied 1% 2% 4% 4% 6% Smwht satisfied 25 29 22 27 25 Smwht dissatisfied 33 31 32 28 26 Very dissatisfied 41 38 35 40 42 DK/NA - - 7 - -

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

Very satisfied 2% 6% 3% 2% 4% Smwht satisfied 29 27 19 24 30 Smwht dissatisfied 32 26 37 27 28 Very dissatisfied 37 41 41 46 36 DK/NA - - - - 1



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

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


Approve 33% 73% 9% 29% 38% 29% Disapprove 62 22 86 66 57 66 DK/NA 5 5 4 5 5 5

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

Approve 34% 38% 23% 33% 37% Disapprove 62 59 72 64 56 DK/NA 5 3 5 4 7



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

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


Approve 28% 63% 8% 26% 32% 25% Disapprove 68 32 90 70 65 70 DK/NA 4 5 2 4 2 5

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

Approve 30% 32% 19% 30% 30% Disapprove 66 66 78 67 63 DK/NA 4 2 3 3 7

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

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Approve 28 29 Disapprove 68 67 DK/NA 4 4



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

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


Right thing 34% 71% 14% 29% 38% 30% Wrong thing 61 21 85 65 59 63 DK/NA 5 8 2 6 4 6

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

Right thing 38% 38% 25% 32% 36% Wrong thing 58 57 71 62 59 DK/NA 4 5 4 6 5

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

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Right thing 34 36 Wrong thing 61 60 DK/NA 5 4



35. 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?

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


Increase troops 19% 24% 11% 20% 25% 12% Keep same amount 21 37 13 18 20 21 Decrease troops 27 17 33 27 24 30 Remove all troops 24 11 35 25 23 26 DK/NA 9 10 7 10 8 10

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

Increase troops 18% 23% 14% 18% 19% Keep same amount 23 21 19 21 20 Decrease troops 25 27 30 24 28 Remove all troops 27 24 28 23 21 DK/NA 7 5 9 14 11

TREND: From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should the United States do? Should the U.S. - 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?

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        Sep 28  Aug 17
                        2006    2006


Increase troops 19 15 Keep same amount 21 21 Decrease troops 27 29 Remove all troops 24 27 DK/NA 9 8



36. Is the United States winning or losing the war in Iraq?

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


Winning 25% 53% 10% 22% 31% 20% Losing 55 24 76 55 50 60 DK/NA 20 23 14 23 19 21

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

Winning 25% 29% 17% 25% 29% Losing 52 52 64 62 48 DK/NA 23 19 19 13 23



37. Is the United States winning or losing the war on worldwide terrorism?

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


Winning 38% 66% 21% 37% 43% 34% Losing 43 19 60 43 41 45 DK/NA 19 16 18 20 17 21

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

Winning 38% 41% 34% 41% 37% Losing 45 43 44 44 41 DK/NA 17 16 21 16 22