May 24, 2006 - Democrat Davis By A Nose In Florida Governor's Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Early Choice Could Be Anti-Republican Vote
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Davis has a razor-thin edge over two Republican contenders in the Florida Governor's race, squeaking by State Attorney General Charlie Crist 40 - 37 percent, with 19 percent undecided, and inching ahead of State Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher 40 - 37 percent, with 20 percent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

In a Democratic primary, Davis leads State Sen. Rod Smith 38 - 17 percent with 41 percent undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Among Republicans, Crist tops Gallagher 43 - 26 percent, with 28 percent undecided.

In a general election matchup, Crist edges Smith 39 - 37 percent, while Gallagher is ahead of Smith 39 - 35 percent.

Florida voters give Crist a 34 -9 percent favorability rating, with 14 percent mixed and 43 percent who don't know enough to form an opinion. Gallagher gets a 28 - 9 percent favorability, with 16 percent mixed and 46 percent who don't know enough to form an opinion. For Davis and Smith, at least 78 percent don't know enough to form an opinion.

"The race for Governor remains wide open. One in five Florida voters are undecided, including almost one in three independents - the group that will decide the election," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"The candidates, especially the Democrats, are not well known, so it's reasonable to conclude that President Bush's slide in the polls has hurt GOP candidates in Florida," Brown added.

"Although little has changed in the general election matchups, the leading candidates for the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial nominations each have widened their leads."

President Bush's Approval

Florida voters disapprove 60 - 36 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing, little changed from a 60 - 35 percent disapproval April 20.

Going to war in Iraq was the wrong thing to do, voters say 58 - 37 percent. The U.S. should remove all troops from Iraq, 31 percent of Florida voters say, with 26 percent who want to decrease the number of troops; 21 percent who want to keep troop levels the same and 14 percent who say increase the number of troops.

Gov. Jeb Bush gets a 55 - 35 percent approval rating.

Among Republican voters, 46 percent would like to see former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani nominated to run for President in 2008, followed by 25 percent who back Arizona Sen. John McCain, with no other GOP contender breaking 7 percent.

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is the choice of 44 percent of Florida Democrats, followed by former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards with 17 percent, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry at 10 percent and Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden at 8 percent.

On head-to-head matchups, Giuliani leads Clinton 49 - 42 percent, while McCain tops the Democrat 48 - 42 percent.

From May 15 - 22, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,086 Florida registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points. The survey includes 455 Democratic voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points and 424 Republican voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.8 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut 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 Jeb Bush is handling his job as Governor?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 55% 87% 30% 54% 64% 48% Disapprove 35 8 61 32 30 39 DK/NA 9 5 10 14 6 12

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Approve 57% 57% 62% 63% 45% Disapprove 31 32 29 22 50 DK/NA 11 11 9 15 6

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeb Bush is handling his job as Governor?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 23  Aug 31  Sep 23  Aug 12
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2004    2004


Approve 55 55 54 53 53 62 45 Disapprove 35 36 35 37 39 30 44 DK/NA 9 9 11 9 8 8 11



2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 40% 63% 26% 31% 43% 36% Disapprove 44 22 64 44 41 47 DK/NA 16 16 10 25 15 17

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Approve 45% 41% 42% 44% 32% Disapprove 39 45 39 34 56 DK/NA 16 14 19 22 12

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 15  Aug 31  Sep 23  Jun 29
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2004    2004


Approve 40 43 44 41 44 51 39 Disapprove 44 40 36 41 38 34 42 DK/NA 16 17 21 18 18 15 18



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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 36% 77% 9% 30% 43% 31% Disapprove 60 19 89 67 54 66 DK/NA 3 5 2 3 3 4

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Approve 40% 38% 39% 43% 29% Disapprove 58 58 57 54 68 DK/NA 2 3 4 4 3

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 24  Apr 20  Feb 24  Nov 16  Aug 31  Sep 23  Apr 20
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2004    2006  


Approve 36 35 46 37 42 50 35 Disapprove 60 60 50 61 54 47 60 DK/NA 3 5 4 2 4 3 5



6. Is your opinion of Congressman Jim Davis favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 9% 11% 11% 6% 10% 9% Unfavorable 3 1 4 4 3 2 Mixed 8 6 9 11 7 10 Hvn't hrd enough 78 79 76 78 78 78 REFUSED 1 2 1 1 2 1

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Favorable 6% 17% 9% 9% 7% Unfavorable 2 4 2 1 4 Mixed 11 12 7 6 7 Hvn't hrd enough 79 67 82 84 80 REFUSED 1 - 1 - 3

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

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22
                        2006    2006    2006


Favorable 9 10 11 Unfavorable 3 4 3 Mixed 8 9 7 Hvn't hrd enough 78 75 77 REFUSED 1 1 1



7. Is your opinion of State Senator Rod Smith favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 6% 5% 8% 7% 8% 5% Unfavorable 1 1 2 1 1 1 Mixed 7 6 9 8 7 7 Hvn't hrd enough 84 87 81 83 82 85 REFUSED 1 - 1 1 1 1

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Favorable 10% 4% 5% 10% 6% Unfavorable 2 1 3 1 - Mixed 9 6 7 2 9 Hvn't hrd enough 78 89 85 86 83 REFUSED - - 1 1 2

TREND: Is your opinion of State Senator Rod Smith favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22
                        2006    2006    2006


Favorable 6 8 7 Unfavorable 1 3 4 Mixed 7 7 6 Hvn't hrd enough 84 82 82 REFUSED 1 1 1



8. Is your opinion of Attorney General Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 34% 47% 24% 32% 38% 30% Unfavorable 9 4 10 11 11 7 Mixed 14 12 16 13 11 16 Hvn't hrd enough 43 37 49 42 39 46 REFUSED 1 - - 1 1 1

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Favorable 33% 46% 32% 38% 26% Unfavorable 8 9 8 8 9 Mixed 13 11 12 19 16 Hvn't hrd enough 46 33 47 35 47 REFUSED - 1 1 - 2



TREND: Is your opinion of Attorney General Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22
                        2006    2006    2006


Favorable 34 33 31 Unfavorable 9 8 8 Mixed 14 13 13 Hvn't hrd enough 43 45 47 REFUSED 1 1 2



9. Is your opinion of State Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 28% 35% 26% 25% 33% 25% Unfavorable 9 5 12 7 10 8 Mixed 16 14 16 18 13 18 Hvn't hrd enough 46 43 46 50 43 49 REFUSED 1 2 - - 1 1

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Favorable 30% 29% 23% 24% 32% Unfavorable 8 11 8 3 9 Mixed 15 15 18 17 15 Hvn't hrd enough 47 43 51 54 42 REFUSED - 1 1 2 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22
                        2006    2006    2006


Favorable 28 29 27 Unfavorable 9 9 9 Mixed 16 13 14 Hvn't hrd enough 46 49 49 REFUSED 1 - 1



10. If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Jim Davis the Democrat and Charlie Crist the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Davis 40% 7% 71% 36% 37% 43% Crist 37 78 9 31 42 33 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 2 3 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2 2 2 2 DK/NA 19 12 15 28 18 20

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Davis 37% 38% 33% 34% 52% Crist 32 44 43 44 28 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 4 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 - 2 3 2 DK/NA 26 16 20 15 18

TREND: If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Jim Davis the Democrat and Charlie Crist the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 15
                        2006    2006    2006    2005


Davis 40 39 36 40 Crist 37 37 40 39 SMONE ELSE 2 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE 2 2 1 1 DK/NA 19 20 22 19



11. If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Jim Davis the Democrat and Tom Gallagher the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Davis 40% 8% 73% 32% 35% 44% Gallagher 37 75 8 34 43 31 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 2 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 1 2 2 2 DK/NA 20 15 16 30 19 21

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Davis 37% 42% 33% 33% 49% Gallagher 33 38 42 45 31 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 3 2 - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 - 1 3 2 DK/NA 27 16 22 18 18

TREND: If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Jim Davis the Democrat and Tom Gallagher the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 15
                        2006    2006    2006    2005


Davis 40 38 36 41 Gallagher 37 38 37 38 SMONE ELSE 1 1 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE 2 1 1 1 DK/NA 20 22 25 18



12. If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Rod Smith the Democrat and Charlie Crist the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Smith 37% 8% 69% 29% 32% 42% Crist 39 76 12 38 46 34 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 1 - 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2 1 3 2 DK/NA 20 15 15 30 19 21

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Smith 36% 31% 30% 37% 49% Crist 35 48 45 44 31 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 2 1 - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 2 2 - 1 DK/NA 24 16 23 19 19

TREND: If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Rod Smith the Democrat and Charlie Crist the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 15
                        2006    2006    2006    2005


Smith 37 37 32 36 Crist 39 39 42 41 SMONE ELSE 1 1 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE 2 2 1 1 DK/NA 20 21 23 20



13. If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Rod Smith the Democrat and Tom Gallagher the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Smith 35% 5% 64% 28% 30% 38% Gallagher 39 75 15 35 45 34 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 2 2 1 2 DK/NA 23 17 19 33 22 24

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Smith 38% 29% 31% 30% 41% Gallagher 34 48 41 43 34 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 4 1 - 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 1 1 1 2 DK/NA 24 19 26 26 23



TREND: If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Rod Smith the Democrat and Tom Gallagher the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 15
                        2006    2006    2006    2005


Smith 35 35 34 36 Gallagher 39 41 38 41 SMONE ELSE 1 1 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE 2 2 2 2 DK/NA 23 21 25 19



19. Who would you most like to see the Democrats nominate for President in 2008 if the candidates were New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards and Indiana Senator Evan Bayh?

                        Registered
                        Democrats


Clinton 44% Feingold 2 Warner 3 Biden 8 Kerry 10 Edwards 17 Bayh 3 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 DK/NA 10

TREND: Who would you most like to see the Democrats nominate for President in 2008 if the candidates were New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, and Indiana Senator Evan Bayh? (na = not asked)

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                        May 24  Apr 20  Feb 24
                        2006    2006    2006


Clinton 44 43 41% Feingold 2 2 2 Warner 3 4 5 Biden 8 8 8 Kerry 10 12 14 Edwards 17 16 14 Bayh 3 2 na SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 2 DK/NA 10 11 12



20. Who would you most like to see the Republicans nominate for President in 2008 if the candidates were Arizona Senator John McCain, Virginia Senator George Allen, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney?

                        Registered
                        Republicans


McCain 25% Allen 7 Frist 7 Giuliani 46 Romney 5 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - DK/NA 8

TREND: Who would you most like to see the Republicans nominate for President in 2008 if the candidates were Arizona Senator John McCain, Virginia Senator George Allen, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney? (na = not asked)

                        REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                        May 24  Apr 20  Feb 24
                        2006    2006    2006


McCain 25 26 29 Allen 7 9 6 Frist 7 6 8 Giuliani 46 42 47 Romney 5 4 na SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - 1 - DK/NA 8 9 9



21. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Rodham Clinton the Democrat and Rudolph Giuliani the Republican,for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Clinton 42% 8% 74% 36% 34% 50% Giuliani 49 87 17 53 56 43 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 2 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2 2 3 1 DK/NA 6 2 6 8 6 6

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

                        May 24  Apr 20  Feb 24
                        2006    2006    2006


Clinton 42 41 41 Giuliani 49 52 50 SMONE ELSE 1 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE 2 1 2 DK/NA 6 6 5



22. If the election for President were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Rodham Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Clinton 42% 12% 71% 36% 30% 52% McCain 48 82 20 52 59 39 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 3 2 1 DK/NA 6 3 7 7 6 6

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

                        May 24  Apr 20  Feb 24
                        2006    2006    2006


Clinton 42 42 38 McCain 48 48 53 SMONE ELSE 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 2 1 DK/NA 6 6 7



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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Very satisfied 15% 29% 6% 11% 21% 10% Smwht satisfied 41 49 32 42 40 41 Smwht dissatisfied 25 14 32 28 25 26 Very dissatisfied 18 6 29 18 14 22 DK/NA 1 2 - 1 1 1

North/ PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE

Very satisfied 13% 18% 16% 21% 12% Smwht satisfied 57 38 41 47 30 Smwht dissatisfied 18 28 27 24 27 Very dissatisfied 11 16 16 8 29 DK/NA 1 1 - - 2

TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Florida today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 15  Aug 31  Jun 30  Apr 13
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2005    2005


Very satisfied 15 14 15 15 15 14 12 Smwht satisfied 41 45 43 43 42 43 47 Smwht dissatisfied 25 24 26 20 25 27 24 Very dissatisfied 18 15 14 21 17 15 15 DK/NA 1 2 2 1 1 2 2



25. What do you think is the most important problem facing Florida today?

                        Tot


Education Total 19% Education general 14 Teachers 1 Funding education 3 School choice/Vouchers 1 Immigration 13%

Hurricanes 7%

Overcrowding/Over population 7%

Home/Property Insurance 6%

Economy Total 6% Economy general 1 Unemployment/jobs 2 Minimum wage too low 1 Cost of living 2

Open space/Urban sprawl/ Overdevelopment 4%

Taxes Total 3% Taxes general 1 Property tax 2

Energy Total 3% Energy costs general 1 Gas prices 2

Politicians Total 3% Politicians/ Campaigns general 1 Political corruption 1 Governor/State leaders 1

Healthcare/Costs/ Ins/HMO's 3%

Environment/Pollution 3%

Crime/Violence general 2%

Drought/Water problems 1 Housing Costs/ Availability 1 Lack of ethics/Morality 1 Mass Transit general 1 Senior issues 1 Terrorism general 1 Other 3 DK/NA 6



TREND: What do you think is the most important problem facing Florida today?

                                        May 24  Apr 20  Feb 22  Nov 23  Feb 24
                                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005  


Crime Total 2% 3% 6% 3% 4% Crime/Violence general 2 2 4 1 2 Gangs/Youth crime - - 1 - 1 Drugs - 1 1 1 1 Crime other - - - 1 -

Economy Total 6% 10% 10% 9% 9% Economy general 1 3 2 2 2 Unemployment/jobs 2 3 4 3 4 Stock market - - - - - Minimum wage too low 1 1 1 2 1 Cost of living 2 3 3 2 1 Businesses leaving/Outsourcing - - - - 1

Education Total 19% 24% 21% 16% 31% Education general 14 18 15 12 21 Teachers 1 1 1 1 2 Funding education 3 3 4 3 7 School choice/Vouchers 1 1 1 - 1 Education other - 1 - - -

Energy costs Total 3% 4% 2% 5% - Energy costs general 1 1 1 1 - Gas prices 2 3 1 3 - Oil prices - - - 1 -

Environment/Pollution 3% 4% 3% 4% 5%

Healthcare Total 3% 6% 4% 5% 5% Healthcare/Costs/Insurance/HMO's 3 4 4 4 4 Medical malpractice - 1 - - - Medicare - 1 - 1 1

Home/Property Insurance 6% - - - -

Hurricanes 7% 5% 5% 5% -

Immigration 13% 13% 6% 6% 4%

Open space/Urban sprawl/Overdev 4% 2% 3% 5% 2%

Overcrowding/Over population 7% 5% 7% 4% 6%

Politicians/Campaigns Total 3% 4% 2% 3% 2% Politicians/Campaigns general 1 1 1 1 1 Political corruption 1 1 - 1 - Bush administration - 1 - - - Governor/State leadership 1 1 1 1 1

Taxes Total 3% 3% 2% 2% 1% Taxes general 1 2 1 1 1 Property tax 2 1 1 1 -



Other 3 3 6 12 8 DK/NA 6 6 7 9 7



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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 36% 74% 9% 32% 41% 31% Disapprove 60 19 89 66 53 66 DK/NA 4 7 3 2 6 3

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

                        May 24  Apr 20  Feb 24  Nov 16  Aug 31
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2005


Approve 36 34 41 31 39 Disapprove 60 63 54 64 55 DK/NA 4 4 5 5 6



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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Right thing 37% 75% 12% 31% 46% 30% Wrong thing 58 20 84 64 50 64 DK/NA 5 5 4 6 5 6

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

                        May 24  Apr 20  Feb 24  Aug 31  Oct 28  Oct 21  Oct 7
                        2006    2006    2006    2005    2004    2004    2004 


Right thing 37 36 42 41 48 48 46 Wrong thing 58 58 51 53 44 45 49 DK/NA 5 6 6 6 8 7 5



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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


A)Increase troops 14% 19% 9% 17% 21% 8% B)Keep same amount 21 36 11 19 23 20 C)Decrease troops 26 26 28 24 27 26 D)Remove all troops 31 12 44 33 22 38 DK/NA 8 7 7 6 7 8



TREND: From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should

                        May 24  Apr 20
                        2006    2006


Increase troops 14 12 Keep same amount 21 22 Decrease troops 26 24 Remove all troops 31 35 DK/NA 8 8



42. (If registered Republican) If the 2006 Republican primary for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher for whom would you vote?

                        Registered Republicans


Crist 43% Gallagher 26 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 DK/NA 28

TREND: (If registered Republican) If the 2006 Republican primary for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher, for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22
                        2006    2006    2006


Crist 43 34 40 Gallagher 26 30 31 SMONE ELSE 1 - 2 WLDN'T VOTE 2 3 1 DK/NA 28 33 27



44. (If registered Democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Jim Davis and Rod Smith, for whom would you vote?

                        Registered Democrats


Davis 38% Smith 17 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 DK/NA 41

TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were Jim Davis and Rod Smith, for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                        May 24  Apr 19  Feb 22
                        2006    2006    2006


Davis 38 27 29 Smith 17 17 13 SMONE ELSE 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE 2 4 3 DK/NA 41 50 53