May 3, 2007 - Obama Runs Best Against GOP Front-Runner Giuliani Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Clinton Still Leads Dem Primary Race
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has a slight 44 - 41 percent lead over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in a possible 2008 presidential face-off, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Giuliani leads former Vice President Al Gore 48 - 41 percent and tops New York Sen. Hillary Clinton 49 - 40 percent.

Sen. Clinton still leads in the Democratic primary race with 32 percent, down from 38 percent in a February 21 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, followed by 18 percent for Sen. Obama, 14 percent for Gore and 12 percent for 2004 vice presidential candidate John Edwards.

Giuliani leads the Republican field with 27 percent, down from 40 percent, followed by 19 percent for Arizona Sen. John McCain, 14 percent for former Sen. Fred Thompson and 8 percent each for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

In other presidential matchups:
  • McCain tops Clinton 46 - 41 percent;
  • Obama and McCain are tied at 42 percent each;
  • McCain beats Gore 47 - 41 percent.
"The top Democrats, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and Vice President Al Gore, a non-candidate, all get the same 40 or 41 percent against 'America's Mayor,' Rudolph Giuliani," said Maurice Carroll, Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "But Giuliani slips against Obama, making that the closest race - at least today.

"And on the Republican side, Law & Order actor Fred Thompson is looking better. Does this mean American voters don't like the current menu or just haven't made up their minds?"

"Or will Mayor Giuliani and Sen. Clinton go the distance and give us our first all-New York presidential race since Roosevelt defeated Dewey in 1944?" Carroll asked.

With no candidates named, American voters say 43 - 34 percent that they would vote for a Democrat in the 2008 presidential election.

American voters give Giuliani a 53 - 24 percent favorability rating. Favorability ratings for other contenders are:
  • A negative 44 - 46 percent for Clinton;
  • 49 - 41 percent for Gore;
  • 49 - 26 percent for McCain;
  • 46 - 18 percent for Obama;
  • 46 - 25 percent for Edwards;
  • For Thompson, 63 percent haven't heard enough to form an opinion;
  • For Romney, 65 percent haven't heard enough to form an opinion.
Abortion American voters gather at the center on the issue of abortion:
  • 17 percent say it should be legal in all cases;
  • 37 percent say it should be legal in most cases;
  • 26 percent say it should be illegal in most cases;
  • 13 percent say it should be illegal in all cases.
Of the 64 percent of voters who have read or heard something about the recent Supreme Court decision, upholding a ban on partial birth abortions, 41 percent agree and 41 percent disagree. Men agree 47 - 37 percent while women disagree 44 - 35 percent.

President Bush's Approval

American voters disapprove 60 - 35 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing, and disapprove 64 - 31 percent of the President's handling of the war in Iraq.

Congress should set a time for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq, voters say 51 - 45 percent, with Democrats supporting a time for withdraw 74 - 21 percent, independent voters supporting it 54 - 42 percent and Republicans opposed 72 - 24 percent.

From April 25 - May 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,166 American voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent, including 469 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percent, and 499 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent.

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

For more data -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x271.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.
1. If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Wesley Clark, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Al Gore, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson, for whom would you vote?
                                           
                        Tot     Men     Wom


Biden 2% 3% 1% Clark - 1 - Clinton 32 20 43 Dodd 1 1 - Edwards 12 14 9 Gore 14 15 14 Gravel - - - Kucinich 2 4 - Obama 18 19 18 Richardson 3 5 2 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - DK/NA 15 17 14

TREND: (If Democrat) If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Wesley Clark, 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

                        DEMOCRATS.....
                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Biden 2 1 Clark - 2 Clinton 32 38 Dodd 1 - Edwards 12 6 Gore 14 11 Gravel - na Kucinich 2 1 Obama 18 23 Richardson 3 2 Vilsack na - SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - 1 DK/NA 15 13

1a. Who is your second choice?
                                                FIRST CHOICE IN PRIMARY....
                        Tot     Men     Wom     HC      JE      AG      BO 


Biden 3% 4% 3% 5% 6% 1% 2% Clark 1 2 - - - 1 - Clinton 25 25 26 1 46 26 55 Dodd 1 1 - - 4 - - Edwards 16 14 18 15 - 20 21 Gore 15 13 16 24 18 - 12 Gravel - - - - - - - Kucinich 1 2 1 1 - - 1 Obama 23 21 24 35 19 30 - Richardson 3 6 1 3 3 5 3 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 2 - 4 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 - 2 - - - DK/NA 9 8 10 12 4 14 4



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

                                                WhtEvan
                        Tot     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Brownback 1% 0% 1% 1% Gilmore - - - - Gingrich 8 9 7 13 Giuliani 27 28 26 17 Hagel - - - - Huckabee 2 2 2 4 Hunter 1 1 - 1 McCain 19 17 21 21 Pataki 1 2 - - Paul - - - - Romney 8 10 6 6 Tancredo - 1 - - Thompson, F. 14 17 11 17 Thompson, T. 1 2 - 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 DK/NA 16 9 22 18

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

                        REPUBLICANS...
                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Brownback 1 1 Gilmore - - Gingrich 8 10 Giuliani 27 40 Hagel - - Huckabee 2 2 Hunter 1 2 McCain 19 18 Pataki 1 1 Paul - 1 Romney 8 7 Tancredo - 1 Thompson, F. 14 na Thompson, T. 1 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - DK/NA 16 15



2a. Who is your second choice?

                                                WhtEvan FIRST CHOICE IN PRIMARY 
                        Tot     Men     Wom     BrnAgn  RG      JM      FT 


Brownback 1% 2% -% 3% - 1% 5% Gilmore - - 1 1 1 - - Gingrich 9 12 7 14 10 6 18 Giuliani 21 21 21 23 - 42 25 Hagel - - - - - - - Huckabee 2 1 2 1 1 4 3 Hunter 1 1 - - 1 1 1 McCain 20 22 17 13 40 3 9 Pataki 1 1 1 - 3 1 - Paul 1 - 1 - - 2 1 Romney 10 8 12 7 12 7 13 Tancredo 1 2 - - - - 8 Thompson 10 12 8 11 11 5 - Thompson 1 1 2 1 2 2 - SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 4 1 2 7 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 5 4 5 3 1 DK/NA 16 14 18 21 12 15 16



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Clinton 40% 5% 83% 37% 36% 44% 24% Giuliani 49 92 10 47 53 46 65 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 2 1 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 - 3 3 2 3 DK/NA 7 2 7 11 6 8 7

Red Blue Purple

Clinton 34% 45% 43% Giuliani 55 46 47 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 2 DK/NA 7 6 8

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

                        May 3   Feb 21  Mar 10  Feb 2   Dec 16
                        2007    2007    2005    2005    2004


Clinton 40 43 43 43 43 Giuliani 49 48 44 45 45 SMONE ELSE 1 1 2 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE 2 2 1 2 2 DK/NA 7 5 10 7 6



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Obama 41% 9% 75% 41% 41% 41% 22% Giuliani 44 82 14 41 47 41 60 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 2 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 3 3 2 3 5 DK/NA 11 7 8 13 8 14 12

Red Blue Purple

Obama 35% 50% 39% Giuliani 49 39 44 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 2 DK/NA 12 8 13

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?

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Obama 41 40 Giuliani 44 47 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 DK/NA 11 10



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Gore 41% 6% 81% 38% 41% 41% 24% Giuliani 48 90 9 48 50 46 65 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 2 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 1 3 3 3 2 3 DK/NA 7 2 7 9 4 9 7

Red Blue Purple

Gore 34% 47% 43% Giuliani 53 44 47 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 3 DK/NA 9 6 5



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Clinton 41% 4% 82% 41% 36% 46% 23% McCain 46 89 11 42 51 42 63 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 - 3 3 2 3 DK/NA 8 3 5 12 8 8 10

Red Blue Purple

Clinton 34% 47% 44% McCain 52 42 44 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 3 2 DK/NA 10 6 8

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?

                        May 3   Feb 21  Dec 6   Mar 10
                        2007    2007    2005    2005


Clinton 41 44 40 41 McCain 46 46 44 43 SMONE ELSE 2 1 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE 3 3 3 1 DK/NA 8 6 11 13



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Obama 42% 8% 72% 43% 40% 44% 22% McCain 42 82 13 37 47 38 60 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 3 2 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 DK/NA 12 7 11 15 9 14 12

Red Blue Purple

Obama 35% 48% 43% McCain 47 37 41 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 2 DK/NA 13 12 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?

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Obama 42 43 McCain 42 43 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 4 DK/NA 12 10



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Gore 41% 7% 79% 35% 40% 41% 22% McCain 47 87 13 47 49 45 63 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 1 4 2 1 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 DK/NA 8 3 5 12 5 10 8

Red Blue Purple

Gore 33% 50% 39% McCain 53 41 47 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 2 DK/NA 8 6 9



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Clinton 46% 8% 87% 46% 42% 50% 25% Thompson 39 81 6 33 43 36 58 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 2 4 3 3 3 DK/NA 10 6 4 15 10 10 13

Red Blue Purple

Clinton 38% 55% 45% Thompson 47 31 38 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 5 DK/NA 10 9 10



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Obama 47% 16% 76% 48% 45% 48% 26% Thompson 34 72 8 27 37 31 50 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 1 4 4 4 3 4 DK/NA 15 10 10 19 12 17 18

Red Blue Purple

Obama 38% 55% 47% Thompson 41 28 31 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 4 DK/NA 16 12 16



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?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Gore 47% 12% 85% 45% 46% 48% 29% Thompson 37 79 5 32 40 34 54 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 DK/NA 11 6 7 17 9 13 13

Red Blue Purple

Gore 37% 54% 51% Thompson 47 30 33 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 5 4 DK/NA 12 11 10



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Favorable 44% 10% 80% 45% 40% 48% 27% Unfavorable 46 85 10 43 50 43 66 Hvn't hrd enough 7 4 7 8 7 7 4 REFUSED 3 1 2 4 3 2 2

Red Blue Purple

Favorable 37% 53% 44% Unfavorable 54 38 45 Hvn't hrd enough 9 6 7 REFUSED 1 4 3

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

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Favorable 44 46 Unfavorable 46 45 Hvn't hrd enough 7 7 REFUSED 3 2



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Favorable 46% 25% 65% 46% 46% 45% 36% Unfavorable 25 47 9 19 30 21 33 Hvn't hrd enough 27 25 25 33 23 31 27 REFUSED 2 3 1 3 1 3 4

Red Blue Purple

Favorable 43% 45% 50% Unfavorable 26 23 26 Hvn't hrd enough 29 31 22 REFUSED 3 1 2

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

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Favorable 46 44 Unfavorable 25 27 Hvn't hrd enough 27 26 REFUSED 2 2



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Favorable 53% 75% 29% 58% 55% 51% 57% Unfavorable 24 7 45 21 25 23 19 Hvn't hrd enough 20 14 24 19 17 24 21 REFUSED 3 3 3 2 3 2 3

Red Blue Purple

Favorable 54% 51% 54% Unfavorable 24 26 23 Hvn't hrd enough 20 21 20 REFUSED 2 3 4

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

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Favorable 53 57 Unfavorable 24 21 Hvn't hrd enough 20 21 REFUSED 3 1



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Favorable 49% 17% 82% 49% 48% 49% 35% Unfavorable 41 75 8 40 44 38 56 Hvn't hrd enough 8 6 7 8 6 10 6 REFUSED 3 2 3 3 2 3 3

Red Blue Purple

Favorable 40% 53% 55% Unfavorable 51 34 35 Hvn't hrd enough 7 9 8 REFUSED 2 4 2

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

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Favorable 49 44 Unfavorable 41 47 Hvn't hrd enough 8 7 REFUSED 3 2



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Favorable 49% 69% 32% 51% 52% 46% 58% Unfavorable 26 13 40 25 28 23 15 Hvn't hrd enough 21 15 24 22 14 27 23 REFUSED 4 3 4 2 5 3 4

Red Blue Purple

Favorable 49% 50% 47% Unfavorable 26 26 25 Hvn't hrd enough 21 20 23 REFUSED 4 4 5

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

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Favorable 49 51 Unfavorable 26 22 Hvn't hrd enough 21 25 REFUSED 4 2



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Favorable 46% 30% 58% 50% 45% 47% 32% Unfavorable 18 36 9 12 21 16 29 Hvn't hrd enough 34 33 32 37 32 35 37 REFUSED 2 2 1 1 2 2 1

Red Blue Purple

Favorable 41% 53% 45% Unfavorable 19 14 21 Hvn't hrd enough 39 30 32 REFUSED 1 3 2

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

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Favorable 46 44 Unfavorable 18 14 Hvn't hrd enough 34 40 REFUSED 2 1



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Favorable 17% 31% 6% 17% 19% 14% 16% Unfavorable 16 9 26 16 21 13 9 Hvn't hrd enough 65 57 67 67 59 71 74 REFUSED 2 2 1 1 1 2 1

Red Blue Purple

Favorable 17% 14% 19% Unfavorable 12 22 16 Hvn't hrd enough 71 61 63 REFUSED 1 3 1

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

                        May 3   Feb 21
                        2007    2007


Favorable 17 17 Unfavorable 16 15 Hvn't hrd enough 65 67 REFUSED 2 1



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Favorable 26% 44% 12% 23% 33% 19% 32% Unfavorable 9 2 16 10 11 8 6 Hvn't hrd enough 63 53 70 66 55 71 61 REFUSED 2 1 2 1 1 2 2

Red Blue Purple

Favorable 30% 24% 23% Unfavorable 8 10 10 Hvn't hrd enough 61 63 66 REFUSED 1 3 1



20. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, do you think you would vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Democrat 43% 2% 86% 43% 41% 45% 28% Republican 34 82 3 21 37 32 52 DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 15 14 9 24 15 16 12 DK/NA 7 3 2 12 7 7 8

Red Blue Purple

Democrat 38% 48% 45% Republican 42 30 30 DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 13 16 17 DK/NA 7 7 8



29. What do you think is the most important issue for the next president to deal with?
                        Tot 


War (Iraq) 57%

Terrorism Total 8% Terrorism general 4 Security/Safety 4

Foreign Affairs Total 5% Foreign affairs/ policy general 3 Trade issues/NAFTA 1 Priorities s/b at home, not abroad 1

Economy Total 5% Economy general 4 Unemployment/jobs 1

Healthcare/Costs/ Ins/HMO's 4%

Immigration 3%

Energy Total 2% Energy costs general 1 Gas prices 1

Environment/Pollution 2%

Budget General 1 Social security 1 Education general 1 Lack of ethics/Morality 1 Abortion 1 Politicians General 1

Other 1 DK/NA 3



33. What race do you consider Barack Obama?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


White 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% Black 45 47 48 44 50 40 44 Asian - - - - - - - Mixed/Other 7 6 7 8 6 7 7 Mixed Black and White 9 10 7 10 8 10 8 DK/NA 37 35 35 36 34 39 39



43. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Legal all casses 17% 7% 26% 20% 17% 18% 5% Legal most cases 37 31 39 43 36 38 30 Illegal most cases 26 38 16 22 29 23 39 Illegal all cases 13 18 13 9 10 16 20 DK/NA 7 6 6 6 8 6 6

Red Blue Purple

Legal all casses 11% 24% 17% Legal most cases 36 37 39 Illegal most cases 31 22 24 Illegal all cases 16 11 12 DK/NA 6 7 8

TREND: Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

                        May 3   Dec 7  Jul 27  May 25  Mar 10  Dec 15  Jul 24
                        2007    2005   2005    2005    2005    2004    2004


Legal all cases 17 19 20 18 19 16 18 Legal most cases 37 38 37 37 35 41 35 Illegal most cases 26 25 24 27 24 26 27 Illegal all cases 13 14 12 14 15 13 13 DK/NA 7 4 7 5 6 5 6



44. If you agreed with a presidential candidate on other issues, but not on the issue of abortion, do you think you could still vote for that candidate or not?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Yes 69% 72% 66% 64% 72% 66% 61% No 22 20 25 25 18 25 28 DK/NA 9 8 9 11 10 9 11

Red Blue Purple

Yes 65% 66% 76% No 23 27 16 DK/NA 12 7 8



45. Have you heard or read anything about the recent Supreme Court decision on partial birth abortion?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Yes 64% 69% 62% 65% 65% 64% 68% No 34 30 36 34 33 35 31 DK/NA 2 1 2 1 2 1 1

Red Blue Purple

Yes 63% 68% 62% No 36 30 36 DK/NA 1 2 2



46. (If heard or read q45) Do you agree or disagree with the recent Supreme Court decision on partial birth abortion?

                        IF HEARD OR READ Q45..................................
                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Agree 41% 60% 20% 45% 47% 35% 50% Disagree 41 22 60 39 37 44 29 DK/NA 19 17 20 16 17 20 22

Red Blue Purple

Agree 45% 35% 43% Disagree 38 48 36 DK/NA 17 17 22



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Approve 35% 75% 7% 24% 36% 34% 53% Disapprove 60 20 92 67 60 59 40 DK/NA 6 5 1 10 5 6 6

Red Blue Purple

Approve 45% 25% 33% Disapprove 49 68 62 DK/NA 5 7 4

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 3   Feb 21  Nov 22  Aug 29  Jun 1   Dec 11  Feb 21
                        2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2001    2007 


Approve 35 34 35 39 35 83 34 Disapprove 60 60 58 53 58 11 60 DK/NA 6 6 7 8 7 6 6



49. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Approve 39% 30% 51% 36% 37% 41% 36% Disapprove 52 64 41 53 57 48 55 DK/NA 9 6 8 12 5 11 9

Red Blue Purple

Approve 41% 40% 37% Disapprove 52 52 53 DK/NA 8 8 10

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

                        May 3   Mar 2   Dec 6   Jul 27  Dec 16  Mar 6
                        2007    2006    2005    2005    2004    2003


Approve 39 25 27 30 37 42 Disapprove 52 63 61 60 51 46 DK/NA 9 11 11 10 13 12



50. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the United States Supreme Court is handling its job?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Approve 58% 70% 50% 55% 63% 54% 58% Disapprove 27 18 37 26 28 27 24 DK/NA 15 12 13 19 10 19 18

Red Blue Purple

Approve 59% 52% 63% Disapprove 26 31 24 DK/NA 15 17 13

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the United States Supreme Court is handling its job?

                        May 3   Dec 7   Jul 27  May 25  Dec 15  Mar 5
                        2007    2005    2005    2005    2004    2003


Approve 58 50 50 44 50 56 Disapprove 27 32 39 39 33 27 DK/NA 15 17 11 17 17 16



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Approve 31% 68% 5% 20% 31% 31% 48% Disapprove 64 26 93 73 65 63 47 DK/NA 5 6 1 7 4 6 5

Red Blue Purple

Approve 40% 22% 29% Disapprove 55 71 67 DK/NA 5 6 4

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq? * also 30% on 11/22/2006

                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        May 3   Feb 21  Nov 22  Jun 1   Mar 2   Jul 24  Feb 21
                        2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2003    2007 *


Approve 31 30 30 35 36 52 30 Disapprove 64 64 66 61 60 43 64 DK/NA 5 6 4 4 4 5 6



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

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Right thing 39% 76% 10% 30% 42% 36% 54% Wrong thing 55 19 87 61 54 57 39 DK/NA 6 6 3 9 4 7 7

Red Blue Purple

Right thing 46% 34% 36% Wrong thing 48 59 60 DK/NA 6 6 4

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

                        May 3   Feb 21  Nov 22  Jun 1   Mar 2   Dec 6   Mar 10
                        2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2005    2005


Right 39 37 40 39 40 41 42 Wrong 55 56 56 56 56 54 51 DK/NA 6 7 4 5 4 5 6



53. Do you support or oppose Congress setting a time-table for withdrawing all United States troops from Iraq?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Support 51% 24% 74% 54% 44% 58% 43% Oppose 45 72 21 42 53 37 54 DK/NA 4 4 5 4 3 5 4

Red Blue Purple

Support 45% 55% 54% Oppose 50 40 42 DK/NA 5 4 4



54. Do you believe that the war in Iraq is lost or don't you think so?

                                                                        WhtEvan
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     BrnAgn


Yes 41% 15% 65% 41% 36% 45% 30% No 49 80 22 47 55 43 61 DK/NA 11 5 13 12 10 11 9

Red Blue Purple

Yes 33% 47% 43% No 53 44 48 DK/NA 14 9 9