July 23, 2007 - Bloomberg Boosts Democrats' Fortunes In Florida, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; McCain Fades In Republican Primary Race

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If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg runs for President as an independent candidate, it helps Democrats in Florida, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. In a two- way race, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani edges New York Sen. Hillary Clinton 46 - 44 percent. With Bloomberg in the mix, taking 9 percent, Clinton inches past Giuliani 41 - 39 percent, giving the Democrat her best shot so far at Florida's crucial 27 electoral votes.

In a matchup of second place contenders, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama tops former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson 42 - 39 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. In a three-way race, Obama doubles his lead over Thompson to 38 - 32 percent, with 14 percent for Bloomberg.

"The conventional wisdom may be that Mayor Bloomberg's generally liberal approach to many issues would mean he would take more votes from Democrats and help the Republicans in a three-way race. At this point, that just isn't so," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Mayor Bloomberg can clearly be a spoiler in Florida, but he would have a long way to go to have a serious chance of winning the state," said Brown. "Only slightly more people view him favorably than unfavorably and 57 percent don't know enough about him to venture an opinion."

In other general election match-ups, Clinton defeats Thompson 48 - 39 percent and tops Arizona Sen. John McCain 46 - 40 percent. Obama defeats McCain 42 - 38 percent and loses to Giuliani 47 - 39 percent. McCain also loses 45 - 41 percent to former Vice President Al Gore, who defeats Thompson 47 - 39 percent and loses to Giuliani 48 - 42 percent.


In the Democratic primary race, Clinton gets 36 percent, compared to 14 percent each for Obama and former Vice President Al Gore, while former Sen. John Edwards gets 9 percent.

In a Republican primary, Giuliani would get 30 percent compared to 18 percent for Thompson, 10 percent for McCain and 9 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

"Florida is as good an example as there is regarding the demise of Sen. McCain's fortunes," said Brown. "His share of the Republican vote has dropped from 23 percent in February to 10 percent today. And while he used to defeat Democrats in mythical match-ups he now loses all of them."

Florida voters give Giuliani a 56 - 27 percent favorability. Scores for other candidates are:
  • 49 - 44 percent for Clinton;
  • 52 - 39 percent for Gore;
  • 40 - 34 percent for McCain;
  • 45 - 25 percent for Obama;
  • 40 - 32 percent for Edwards;
  • 33 - 15 percent for Thompson, with 49 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion;
  • 56 percent haven't heard enough about Romney.
Bush Approval

Florida voters disapprove 63 - 33 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing, matching his lowest score ever in the state.

From July 12 - 16, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,106 Florida voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points. The survey includes 433 Republicans and 438 Democrats, each with a margin of error of +/- 4.7 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x271.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

1. (If registered Democrat) If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Al Gore, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRAT
                        Tot     Men     Wom


Biden 2% 3% 1% Clinton 36 30 41 Dodd 1 2 - Edwards 9 9 8 Gore 14 16 12 Gravel - - - Kucinich 2 2 2 Obama 14 16 13 Richardson 2 4 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 5 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 5 1 DK/NA 14 10 18

TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Al Gore, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson, for whom would you vote? na = not asked

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.................................
                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Biden 2 2 2 2 1 4 2 Clark na na - - 1 1 1 Clinton 36 38 34 36 36 38 49 Dodd 1 1 1 - - - - Edwards 9 8 11 11 11 6 7 Gore 14 13 13 15 16 13 7 Gravel - - - - - na na Kucinich 2 1 1 2 1 1 - Obama 14 15 16 13 13 13 13 Richardson 2 2 5 2 2 2 3 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 3 2 3 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 4 2 2 2 3 3 DK/NA 14 15 14 14 14 18 13



2. (If registered Republican) If the 2008 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson and Tommy Thompson for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED REPUBLICAN..........
                                                WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Brownback - 1% - - Gilmore - - - - Gingrich 5 7 3 4 Giuliani 30 26 34 32 Huckabee 1 1 1 3 Hunter - - - - McCain 10 10 10 13 Paul 1 2 1 - Romney 9 12 6 5 Tancredo 1 1 1 - Thompson, F. 18 26 11 22 Thompson, T. 1 1 1 2 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 3 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 3 3 DK/NA 19 10 28 16

TREND: (If registered Republican) If the 2008 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson, and Tommy Thompson, for whom would you vote? na = not asked

                        REGISTERED REPUBLICANS...............................
                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Brownback - - 1 - 1 1 1 Gilmore - - - - - - - Gingrich 5 7 7 6 11 14 14 Giuliani 30 27 31 38 35 38 29 Hagel na na - - - - - Huckabee 1 1 - - - 1 - Hunter - - 1 - - 1 - McCain 10 13 10 15 15 18 23 Pataki na na - 1 - - 2 Paul 1 2 - - 1 - na Romney 9 6 8 7 5 6 6 Tancredo 1 1 - 1 - 1 - Thompson, F. 18 21 14 5 6 na na Thompson, T. 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 3 3 2 3 - 2 DK/NA 19 18 21 21 19 16 19



3. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 44% 7% 79% 42% 42% 45% 29% Giuliani 46 85 15 43 49 44 61 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 1 7 3 3 3 DK/NA 5 4 4 7 3 7 6

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 44 42 42 41 40 42 44 Giuliani 46 48 47 49 50 47 47 SMONE ELSE 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE 3 3 4 3 2 2 2 DK/NA 5 5 6 7 7 8 7



4. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 39% 9% 67% 41% 39% 39% 26% Giuliani 47 82 23 40 48 46 61 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 2 3 1 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 3 7 4 4 3 DK/NA 7 6 6 9 5 9 7

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 39 39 40 38 36 36 Giuliani 47 47 44 49 52 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 - 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 4 3 2 4 DK/NA 7 8 11 10 10 12



5. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Gore 42% 5% 75% 43% 40% 43% 29% Giuliani 48 86 18 43 51 45 59 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 3 3 1 4 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 1 5 2 4 3 DK/NA 5 5 3 6 4 7 5

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Gore 42 40 41 43 Giuliani 48 49 47 47 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 4 4 3 DK/NA 5 6 7 7



6. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 46% 7% 82% 45% 42% 49% 30% McCain 40 81 8 36 44 36 53 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 3 5 5 2 4 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 6 1 7 5 4 5 DK/NA 7 5 6 7 4 9 9

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Aug 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007 


Clinton 46 44 45 45 44 44 47 McCain 40 43 42 45 45 44 43 SMONE ELSE 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 DK/NA 7 6 7 6 7 8 7



7. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 42% 11% 72% 40% 40% 43% 26% McCain 38 74 12 31 40 35 53 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 3 6 5 3 5 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 6 5 4 10 6 6 5 DK/NA 11 8 10 13 8 13 11

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 42 42 40 41 39 39 40 McCain 38 42 41 41 45 43 42 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 6 4 5 3 3 3 3 DK/NA 11 10 11 13 11 14 13



8. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Gore 45% 9% 78% 47% 43% 48% 30% McCain 41 80 12 33 44 38 53 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 2 6 4 2 5 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 4 2 8 6 4 5 DK/NA 6 6 6 6 4 8 7

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Gore 45 43 43 46 McCain 41 44 42 43 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 3 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 4 4 3 DK/NA 6 7 8 7



9. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 48% 11% 84% 43% 44% 51% 32% Thompson 39 75 7 39 45 34 53 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 6 2 6 4 5 5 DK/NA 7 7 6 9 4 10 8

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 48 46 43 48 Thompson 39 41 40 38 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 5 4 3 DK/NA 7 6 10 9



10. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 42% 9% 75% 38% 40% 43% 26% Thompson 39 74 9 38 42 36 52 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 4 3 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 4 3 9 5 5 4 DK/NA 12 12 11 11 9 14 15

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 42 43 41 42 Thompson 39 41 36 35 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 5 6 4 DK/NA 12 11 14 17



11. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Gore 47% 13% 80% 44% 44% 49% 33% Thompson 39 75 10 37 43 35 51 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 3 4 3 2 5 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 5 1 7 4 4 3 DK/NA 8 6 7 9 5 10 8

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Gore 47 45 47 48 Thompson 39 42 37 36 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 4 3 DK/NA 8 8 10 12



12. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat, Rudy Giuliani the Republican, and Michael Bloomberg running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 41% 7% 76% 38% 41% 42% 29% Giuliani 39 78 11 31 41 38 52 Bloomberg 9 6 5 18 9 9 10 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 1 1 0 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 1 5 3 2 3 DK/NA 7 6 6 6 5 8 6



13. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat, Fred Thompson the Republican, and Michael Bloomberg running as an independent candidate for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 38% 9% 67% 35% 37% 38% 24% Thompson 32 64 9 26 36 28 46 Bloomberg 14 12 10 21 11 16 11 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 4 3 7 5 4 4 DK/NA 10 10 10 9 8 12 13



TREND:. Is your opinion of -- favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him/her?

Score = %Favorable (%Haven't heard enough)

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Bloomberg, Michael 21(57) na na na na na na Clinton, Hillary 49( 5) 47( 4) 44( 8) 47( 6) 47( 5) 48( 9) 51( 7) Edwards, John 40(26) 37(29) 40(28) 44(29) 50(24) 46(29) 44(27) Giuliani, Rudy 56(15) 54(16) 52(18) 58(15) 59(19) 56(22) 60(17) Gore, Al 52( 8) 47(12) 49( 8) 50(10) na na 46( 6) McCain, John 40(23) 44(23) 41(25) 47(23) 48(24) 46(27) 50(24) Obama, Barack 45(28) 44(35) 42(30) 42(39) 42(37) 40(39) 37(44) Romney, Mitt 20(56) 21(60) 20(58) 17(66) 19(65) 20(64) 13(75) Thompson, Fred 33(49) 32(54) 27(58) 25(63) 16(74) na na



14. Is your opinion of -- Michael Bloomberg favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 21% 19% 19% 29% 23% 20% 15% Unfavorable 19 23 18 16 25 14 18 Hvn't hrd enough 57 55 61 52 49 64 67 REFUSED 3 4 2 2 3 3 0



15. Is your opinion of -- Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 49% 15% 81% 50% 47% 52% 35% Unfavorable 44 79 11 45 49 39 59 Hvn't hrd enough 5 4 6 4 2 8 5 REFUSED 2 2 2 1 2 1 1

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 49 47 44 47 47 48 51 Unfavorable 44 47 45 44 45 39 39 Hvn't hrd enough 5 4 8 6 5 9 7 REFUSED 2 2 3 3 3 3 2



16. Is your opinion of -- John Edwards favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 40% 18% 56% 45% 39% 41% 34% Unfavorable 32 54 14 31 39 26 39 Hvn't hrd enough 26 26 27 22 20 31 25 REFUSED 3 2 3 2 2 3 2

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

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 40 37 40 44 50 46 44 Unfavorable 32 32 29 24 25 23 27 Hvn't hrd enough 26 29 28 29 24 29 27 REFUSED 3 2 3 3 2 1 2



17. Is your opinion of -- Rudy Giuliani favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 56% 79% 38% 51% 54% 57% 62% Unfavorable 27 8 42 31 33 22 19 Hvn't hrd enough 15 12 18 16 11 19 19 REFUSED 2 1 2 2 2 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Rudy Giuliani favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 56 54 52 58 59 56 60 Unfavorable 27 28 27 24 19 20 20 Hvn't hrd enough 15 16 18 15 19 22 17 REFUSED 2 2 2 3 3 2 3



18. Is your opinion of -- Al Gore favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 52% 18% 81% 54% 48% 55% 38% Unfavorable 39 70 12 37 45 33 52 Hvn't hrd enough 8 11 6 6 5 11 8 REFUSED 2 1 1 2 2 1 1

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Al Gore favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Feb 7  
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 52 47 49 50 46 Unfavorable 39 40 40 38 47 Hvn't hrd enough 8 12 8 10 6 REFUSED 2 1 2 3 1



19. Is your opinion of -- John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 40% 56% 23% 45% 44% 37% 47% Unfavorable 34 22 45 31 38 30 25 Hvn't hrd enough 23 19 28 21 14 30 26 REFUSED 3 3 4 3 4 3 2

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

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 40 44 41 47 48 46 50 Unfavorable 34 29 30 27 25 24 21 Hvn't hrd enough 23 23 25 23 24 27 24 REFUSED 3 3 4 3 3 3 4



20. Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 45% 24% 65% 46% 45% 46% 33% Unfavorable 25 41 10 26 30 22 33 Hvn't hrd enough 28 33 23 26 24 31 33 REFUSED 2 2 2 2 2 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27 Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007   2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 45 44 42 42 42 40 37 Unfavorable 25 19 26 17 20 19 18 Hvn't hrd enough 28 35 30 39 37 39 44 REFUSED 2 2 2 1 1 2 1



21. Is your opinion of -- Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 20% 34% 6% 24% 27% 14% 23% Unfavorable 22 14 29 21 27 17 16 Hvn't hrd enough 56 48 63 54 42 67 58 REFUSED 2 4 2 1 3 2 2

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2   Mar 7   Feb 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 20 21 20 17 19 20 13 Unfavorable 22 16 19 15 15 14 11 Hvn't hrd enough 56 60 58 66 65 64 75 REFUSED 2 3 2 2 2 2 1



22. Is your opinion of -- Fred Thompson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 33% 52% 17% 34% 41% 26% 41% Unfavorable 15 4 24 17 17 13 10 Hvn't hrd enough 49 41 57 48 38 59 47 REFUSED 2 3 2 1 3 1 2

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Fred Thompson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Jul 23  Jun 27  Jun 7   Apr 26  Apr 2
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 33 32 27 25 16 Unfavorable 15 12 12 10 9 Hvn't hrd enough 49 54 58 63 74 REFUSED 2 2 2 2 1



27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Approve 33% 68% 9% 22% 32% 33% 48% Disapprove 63 27 90 73 64 63 48 DK/NA 4 5 2 5 4 4 4

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Approve 33% 41% 31% 31% 39% 26% Disapprove 63 54 65 66 57 69 DK/NA 4 5 3 3 3 6

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jul 23  Jun 7   Apr 2   Feb 7   Dec 21  Sep 23  Jun 7 
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2006    2004    2007  


Approve 33 32 37 35 38 50 32 Disapprove 63 63 58 60 59 47 63 DK/NA 4 5 5 5 3 3 5