January 31, 2014 - Bridgegate Drives Christie To The Curb In Florida, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Jeb Bush Leads GOP, But Clinton Is Tops
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In the 2016 White House race, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie loses ground among Florida Republicans and in a matchup with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while former Gov. Jeb Bush remains the top Republican in the state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Secretary Clinton tops Gov. Christie 51 - 35 percent in an early look at the presidential race, compared to a 45 - 41 percent Clinton edge in a November 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Clinton leads Jeb Bush 49 - 43 percent and tops other possible GOP contenders:
  • 51 - 41 percent over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio;
  • 53 - 38 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky;
  • 52 - 39 percent over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin;
  • 54 - 34 percent over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Bush leads a hypothetical Republican primary with 25 percent, followed by Rubio with 16 percent, Paul with 11 percent, Cruz with 9 percent, and Christie with 9 percent - down from 14 percent November 22, and Ryan with 5 percent.

"New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie isn't finding any sun in the Sunshine State" said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "'Bridgegate' is having a negative effect on his presidential fortunes in Florida. Since Florida is the nation's largest swing state, and one of the early primary states, the numbers are not good news for the New Jersey governor as he tries to weather the storm from the controversy."

"Among Florida favorite sons, former Gov. Jeb Bush runs stronger than does Sen. Marco Rubio, although GOP voters are widely split on their presidential choices."

"Among all voters, Christie's numbers have fallen and the closest Republican in matchups with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still Jeb Bush," Brown added.

Secretary Clinton dominates a Florida Democratic primary with 64 percent, followed by Vice President Joseph Biden with 9 percent and no other Democrat above 5 percent.

Florida voters say 45 - 35 percent that Christie would not make a good president, reversing a 45 - 35 percent positive score November 22.

Clinton would make a good president, voters say 58 - 38 percent and Bush would be good, voters say 50 - 40 percent. All other contenders listed get negative marks.

Clinton outscores Christie on honesty, but he is close on other key characteristics:
  • 54 - 41 percent that she is honest and trustworthy, compared to 44 - 39 percent for him;
  • 68 - 30 percent that she has strong leadership qualities, compared to 64 - 25 percent;
  • 56 - 40 percent that she cares about their problems, compared to 53 - 34 percent.
Among Florida voters, 78 percent have read or heard something about the George Washington Bridge traffic controversy. Of that group, 35 percent say the controversy makes them less likely to vote for Christie, while 4 percent say more likely and 56 percent say the controversy won't affect their vote. Among those who know about the issue, 52 percent say it damages Christie's 2016 White House chances while 4 percent say it ends those chances, as 2 percent say it helps and 37 percent say it has no impact.

President Obama's Approval

President Barack Obama gets a negative 42 - 53 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 40 - 57 percent score November 22. He gets negative scores of 45 - 50 percent from women, 38 - 57 percent from men, 8 - 90 percent from Republicans, 36 - 57 percent from independent voters and 30 - 66 percent from white voters. Approval is 81 - 16 percent among Democrats, 84 - 11 percent among black voters and 55 - 37 percent among Hispanic voters.

From January 22 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,565 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. The survey includes 586 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points and 529 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1a. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS....................................
                                                        BornAgnEv     TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Con    Mod    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Bush                 25%    23%    26%    22%    32%    20%    30%    19%    27%
Rubio                16     16     16     19     12     16     18     14     17
Ryan                  5      5      6      5      4      5      5      8      4
Walker                5      8      3      7      3      6      5      7      4
Christie              9      9      9      7     12      6     10      7     10
Jindal                3      3      3      4      1      6      1      -      4
Paul                 11     14      8     10      9     10      8     15      9
Cruz                  9     10      7     13      1     11      5     17      5
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      3      1      1      2      2      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      3      1      4      1      4      -      3
DK/NA                14     12     17     11     20     19     11     11     15
 
TREND: (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Bush                 25      22
Rubio                16      18
Ryan                  5       6
Walker                5       2
Christie              9      14
Jindal                3       3
Paul                 11       9
Cruz                  9      12
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1
DK/NA                14      12
 
 
1b. (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Elizabeth Warren, Mark Warner and Martin O'Malley, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Lib    Mod
 
Clinton              64%    62%    65%    69%    67%
Biden                 9     11      8      9      9
Cuomo                 1      1      1      -      1
Warren                5      7      3      6      5
Warner                1      1      1      -      2
O'Malley              1      -      1      -      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      3      2      1
DK/NA                16     15     17     14     12
 
TREND: (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Elizabeth Warren, Mark Warner and Martin O'Malley, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Clinton              64      70
Biden                 9       9
Cuomo                 1       2
Warren                5       4
Warner                1       1
O'Malley              1       1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                16      10
 
 
7. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Jeb Bush the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              49%     7%    90%    46%    43%    53%    38%    89%    61%
Bush                 43     90      6     41     48     40     54      9     28
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      -      2      2      2      2      -      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      1      4      3      1      3      -      5
DK/NA                 4      1      3      7      4      4      4      2      2
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              84%    57%    19%    53%    43%    42%    55%    52%    50%    40%
Bush                 14     34     71     38     51     52     34     39     43     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      3      1      2      1      -      2      4      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      2      5      2      2      3      2      2      3      1
DK/NA                 2      4      4      5      2      2      7      3      3      4
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Jeb Bush the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22  Jun 19  Mar 21
                     2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Clinton              49      47      50      51
Bush                 43      45      43      40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       3       2       2
DK/NA                 4       4       4       5
 
 
8. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              51%     9%    92%    50%    45%    56%    41%    88%    56%
Rubio                41     85      5     38     47     36     50      8     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      2      1      1      -      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      -      4      2      2      2      -      3
DK/NA                 5      4      3      7      5      6      6      4      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              81%    63%    20%    55%    47%    48%    51%    54%    54%    44%
Rubio                14     28     72     38     46     47     35     37     40     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      2      -      2      1      -      1      3      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      1      4      1      1      1      1      1      2      2
DK/NA                 6      5      4      5      4      4     13      5      4      3
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22  Jun 19  Mar 21
                     2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Clinton              51      50      53      52
Rubio                41      43      41      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       3       1       1
DK/NA                 5       4       4       6
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              53%    11%    96%    52%    47%    59%    42%    94%    66%
Paul                 38     83      2     34     44     33     49      3     21
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      2      1      1      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      -      3      2      1      2      -      6
DK/NA                 5      4      2      9      5      5      6      3      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              85%    65%    22%    58%    49%    48%    57%    56%    56%    45%
Paul                 10     26     70     34     41     47     32     35     37     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      3      -      1      2      -      1      2      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      2      2      1      2      2      2      2      1      2
DK/NA                 4      4      6      5      6      2      8      5      6      5
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Clinton              53      51
Paul                 38      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                 5       6
 
 
10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Chris Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              51%    13%    93%    47%    44%    57%    40%    95%    60%
Christie             35     73      5     33     39     31     44      3     26
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      2      3      2      3      -      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      -      6      6      2      5      -      6
DK/NA                 7      8      3     11      8      7      9      2      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              84%    61%    23%    56%    48%    47%    59%    56%    52%    41%
Christie             10     27     61     31     39     43     26     29     35     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      3      2      2      3      1      2      4      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      3      7      3      4      4      2      5      4      3
DK/NA                 6      6      7      7      6      5     11      5      7      8
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Chris Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Clinton              51      45
Christie             35      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       4
DK/NA                 7       8
 
 
11. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Paul Ryan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              52%     9%    95%    51%    46%    58%    42%    90%    63%
Ryan                 39     85      2     37     44     35     49      6     25
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      2      1      1      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      -      3      3      1      2      -      4
DK/NA                 6      4      2      8      6      5      6      4      6
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              86%    63%    21%    55%    48%    50%    55%    57%    53%    44%
Ryan                 10     28     69     35     44     44     34     36     38     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      2      1      2      1      1      1      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      1      4      2      2      3      1      1      2      2
DK/NA                 4      5      6      6      6      2      9      4      6      5
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Paul Ryan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Clinton              52      50
Ryan                 39      42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       3
DK/NA                 6       4
 
 
12. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Clinton              54%    12%    96%    53%    48%    59%    44%    93%    67%
Cruz                 34     77      2     29     40     28     43      5     23
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      2      2      1      2      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      -      3      2      2      3      -      2
DK/NA                 8      8      2     13      7      9      9      3      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Clinton              86%    68%    21%    59%    49%    51%    55%    58%    57%    47%
Cruz                  7     21     66     30     39     42     30     30     33     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      1      2      2      1      2      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      2      3      2      2      3      -      1      2      4
DK/NA                 6      6      9      7      8      3     12      8      7      6
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Clinton              54      52
Cruz                 34      36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       3
DK/NA                 8       7
 
 
13. Do you think Chris Christie would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  35%    52%    20%    35%    39%    32%    40%    23%    28%
No                   45     30     60     43     45     44     42     60     44
DK/NA                20     18     20     22     15     24     18     17     28
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  20%    35%    45%    33%    36%    45%    30%    34%    33%    43%
No                   59     46     36     44     47     45     45     49     49     37
DK/NA                21     19     20     23     17     10     25     17     19     20
 
TREND: Do you think Chris Christie would make a good President or not?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  35      45
No                   45      35
DK/NA                20      20
 
 
14. Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  58%    20%    95%    57%    51%    64%    48%    93%    66%
No                   38     76      4     37     45     32     48      4     29
DK/NA                 4      4      2      6      5      4      5      3      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  87%    69%    29%    61%    56%    54%    60%    64%    59%    49%
No                   12     26     66     36     38     42     32     34     36     48
DK/NA                 2      4      5      4      5      4      9      2      5      3
 
TREND: Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good President or not?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  58      56
No                   38      39
DK/NA                 4       5
 
 
15. Do you think Joe Biden would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  29%     7%    58%    22%    29%    29%    20%    61%    45%
No                   62     88     33     67     63     61     73     24     46
DK/NA                 9      5      9     11      8     10      7     16      9
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  45%    34%    15%    33%    23%    30%    36%    31%    30%    22%
No                   43     55     81     56     69     66     51     57     63     71
DK/NA                12     11      4     11      7      4     13     12      7      7
 
TREND: Do you think Joe Biden would make a good President or not?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  29      29
No                   62      63
DK/NA                 9       9
 
 
16. Do you think Rand Paul would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  31%    59%     7%    31%    37%    27%    38%    10%    23%
No                   44     20     68     44     45     44     40     61     47
DK/NA                24     21     24     25     19     29     22     29     30
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  13%    23%    53%    30%    32%    35%    31%    30%    28%    36%
No                   62     53     25     43     48     48     33     44     52     44
DK/NA                25     24     22     28     20     17     36     26     19     20
 
TREND: Do you think Rand Paul would make a good President or not?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  31      32
No                   44      45
DK/NA                24      24
 
 
17. Do you think Ted Cruz would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  23%    48%     3%    20%    28%    19%    29%     7%    18%
No                   44     19     66     45     46     42     40     61     46
DK/NA                33     33     30     34     25     39     31     33     36
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  10%    11%    46%    21%    27%    27%    20%    22%    21%    27%
No                   62     56     21     44     48     48     41     43     50     43
DK/NA                28     33     33     35     25     25     39     35     29     30
 
TREND: Do you think Ted Cruz would make a good President or not?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  23      22
No                   44      45
DK/NA                33      32
 
 
18. Do you think Paul Ryan would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  36%    69%     8%    35%    39%    33%    44%     8%    23%
No                   45     16     71     45     45     45     38     68     55
DK/NA                20     15     21     20     16     23     17     24     23
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  13%    27%    61%    32%    40%    41%    32%    32%    35%    41%
No                   67     54     22     45     44     49     41     48     50     40
DK/NA                21     19     18     22     15     10     27     20     15     19
 
TREND: Do you think Paul Ryan would make a good President or not?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  36      36
No                   45      45
DK/NA                20      19
 
 
19. Do you think Jeb Bush would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  50%    82%    25%    49%    52%    47%    57%    25%    42%
No                   40     10     66     38     39     41     34     65     45
DK/NA                10      8      9     13      9     11      9     10     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  28%    48%    66%    44%    57%    60%    37%    48%    50%    60%
No                   66     42     24     45     34     33     43     43     44     32
DK/NA                 6     10     11     10      8      7     20      9      7      8
 
TREND: Do you think Jeb Bush would make a good President or not?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  50      46
No                   40      44
DK/NA                10      10
 
 
20. Do you think Marco Rubio would make a good President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  39%    73%    13%    36%    45%    35%    45%    18%    36%
No                   46     15     74     47     43     49     42     59     49
DK/NA                15     12     13     17     13     16     13     22     15
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  20%    30%    63%    38%    43%    46%    40%    37%    38%    45%
No                   66     56     23     46     46     47     37     47     51     43
DK/NA                14     14     14     16     11      6     23     16     11     12
 
TREND: Do you think Marco Rubio would make a good President or not?
                     Jan 31  Nov 22
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  39      39
No                   46      47
DK/NA                15      14
 
 
25. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              42%     8%    81%    36%    38%    45%    30%    84%    55%
Disapprove           53     90     16     57     57     50     66     11     37
DK/NA                 5      1      3      7      5      5      4      5      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              70%    49%    18%    44%    39%    41%    44%    46%    45%    33%
Disapprove           25     46     81     50     58     58     48     50     52     62
DK/NA                 5      5      1      6      3      1      8      4      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 31  Nov 22  Jun 19  Mar 21  Dec 19  Feb 19  Sep 22
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              42      40      47      50      54      64      39
Disapprove           53      57      48      45      42      23      57
DK/NA                 5       3       5       5       4      13       5
 
 
43. Would you say that Hillary Clinton - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  54%    19%    90%    49%    48%    59%    43%    88%    67%
No                   41     77      5     42     47     35     51      6     28
DK/NA                 6      3      4      8      6      6      6      6      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  80%    64%    27%    56%    50%    52%    57%    57%    57%    45%
No                   13     31     69     37     45     44     34     38     38     49
DK/NA                 6      5      5      7      5      3      9      6      4      6
 
TREND: Would you say that Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Jan 31  May 01
                     2014    2008
 
Yes                  54      46
No                   41      46
DK/NA                 6       8
 
 
44. Would you say that Hillary Clinton - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  68%    36%    96%    70%    61%    74%    60%    96%    76%
No                   30     59      3     29     37     23     37      2     23
DK/NA                 2      5      1      1      2      3      3      2      1
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  91%    78%    42%    70%    68%    67%    76%    73%    68%    60%
No                    6     20     55     28     31     33     20     26     30     38
DK/NA                 2      2      3      3      2      1      4      1      3      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Hillary Clinton has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Jan 31  May 01
                     2014    2008
 
Yes                  68      69
No                   30      27
DK/NA                 2       4
 
 
45. Would you say that Hillary Clinton - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  56%    21%    93%    54%    51%    61%    44%    96%    71%
No                   40     74      6     42     46     35     51      3     26
DK/NA                 4      6      1      4      3      4      5      2      3
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  84%    65%    31%    59%    52%    55%    62%    59%    59%    48%
No                   14     31     65     38     45     42     31     39     39     47
DK/NA                 3      3      4      3      2      2      7      2      3      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Jan 31  May 01
                     2014    2008
 
Yes                  56      61
No                   40      33
DK/NA                 4       6
 
 
46. Would you say that Chris Christie - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  44%    54%    37%    41%    46%    43%    44%    42%    46%
No                   39     30     44     41     43     35     38     42     35
DK/NA                17     16     19     18     12     22     17     16     19
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  34%    44%    49%    41%    46%    46%    42%    41%    43%    49%
No                   46     40     34     38     40     45     35     47     43     28
DK/NA                20     16     16     21     14     10     23     12     14     24
 
 
47. Would you say that Chris Christie - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  64%    72%    61%    63%    66%    63%    66%    59%    65%
No                   25     18     30     26     27     23     23     30     24
DK/NA                11     11      9     11      7     13     10     11     11
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  60%    63%    69%    60%    71%    75%    61%    67%    61%    68%
No                   30     27     21     28     21     21     18     26     31     21
DK/NA                10     10     10     12      8      4     20      7      8     11
 
 
48. Would you say that Chris Christie - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  53%    62%    48%    51%    54%    51%    54%    46%    56%
No                   34     26     38     36     37     31     33     41     29
DK/NA                13     13     14     14      9     18     13     14     16
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  47%    53%    57%    50%    51%    64%    50%    52%    49%    60%
No                   36     36     31     35     37     30     32     40     38     24
DK/NA                17     11     12     15     12      6     18      9     13     17
 
 
49. Have you heard or read anything about the controversy in New Jersey surrounding the September traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  78%    81%    75%    80%    82%    75%    83%    67%    68%
No                   21     18     24     20     17     24     16     32     31
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  77%    78%    81%    68%    89%    93%    49%    75%    88%    89%
No                   22     22     18     31     10      6     50     25     12      9
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -      -      1
 
 
50. (If heard or read q49) Does this controversy make you more likely to vote for Chris Christie for President, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q49......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
More likely           4%     8%     2%     4%     5%     4%
Less likely          35     17     55     35     32     38
No difference        56     70     41     56     60     53
DK/NA                 4      5      2      5      4      5
 
 
51. (If heard or read q49) Do you think the George Washington Bridge scandal ends Christie's chances as a 2016 presidential contender, damages his chances, helps his chances or has no impact?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q49......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Ends chances          4%     2%     5%     3%     3%     4%
Damages chances      52     43     58     57     51     53
Helps chances         2      3      1      -      3      1
No impact            37     49     29     34     38     37
DK/NA                 5      4      5      5      5      5
 
 
52. (If heard or read q49) Do you believe Democratic state legislators in New Jersey are conducting a legitimate investigation or do you believe they are conducting a political witch hunt?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q49......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Legitimate investgtn 34%    15%    56%    32%    39%    30%
Political witch hunt 48     70     26     48     47     49
DK/NA                18     14     17     20     15     22
 
 

Demographic Summary