February 8, 2013 - Hillary Clinton Is Most Popular National Figure, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Obama Approval Sinks After Reelection

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President Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, but today the former Senator and Secretary of State is more popular, with a 61 - 34 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to the president's 51 - 46 percent favorability, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

President Obama has a split 46 - 45 percent job approval, according to the independent Quinnipiac (KWUIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll, down from 53 - 40 percent approval among registered voters in December, a month after his re-election. Today's figure is closer to the president's negative 45 - 49 percent job approval in July, in the middle of his reelection campaign, and similar to his job score for much of his first term.

Ms. Clinton's favorability is higher than those measured for other national figures:
  • 46 - 41 percent for Vice President Joseph Biden;
  • 25 - 29 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 45 percent who don't know enough about him to form an opinion;
  • 20 - 42 percent for House Speaker John Boehner;
  • 27 - 15 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 57 percent who don't know enough;
  • 34 - 36 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan;
  • 43 - 33 percent for new Secretary of State John Kerry;
  • 14 - 18 percent for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, with 67 percent who don't know enough about him.
"Hillary Clinton ends her term as Secretary of State and the bruising inquiry into the Benghazi murders as easily the most popular actor on the American political stage today," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"After an initial burst of reelection enthusiasm for President Barack Obama, we may be seeing a return to the age of the polarized electorate."

"The difference in favorability ratings for the two leaders lies in Clinton's ability to win thumbs up from many more independent voters and Republicans than does the president," said Brown. "The lower approval numbers for the president could be because once the election afterglow is gone, governing inevitably requires decisions that make some voters unhappy."

A total of 68 percent of American voters are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied" with the way things are going today, while 31 percent are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied."

In an open-ended question, where respondents can provide any answer, a total of 45 percent of voters with a favorable opinion of Clinton said the main reason is her job performance, experience and competence. Among those with an unfavorable opinion, 21 percent cite the Benghazi controversy, followed by 13 percent who cite her political philosophy, 11 percent who say she is not honest or trustworthy and 7 percent who list poor job performance.

A total of 30 percent of voters with a favorable opinion of Biden cite the main reason as job performance, experience and competence, with 7 percent who say he is straightforward or direct and 5 percent each who say he is a good negotiator and, that he cares about people and that he is honest and trustworthy. A total of 24 percent who don't like Biden cite job performance, experience and competence, with 7 percent each faulting his political philosophy and policies in general.

American voters approve 49 - 20 percent of the president's choice of John Kerry to replace Clinton as Secretary of State. But voters are divided 21 - 20 percent, with 58 percent undecided, on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

From January 30 - February 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,772 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.3 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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

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

1. 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              46%     7%    87%    40%    40%    52%    38%    87%    64%
Disapprove           45     87      7     47     50     39     53      3     28
DK/NA                 9      6      6     13     10      8      9     11      8
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              51%    32%    31%    44%    35%    41%    20%    44%    37%
Disapprove           44     57     60     52     56     50     72     49     56
DK/NA                 5     11      9      4      9      9      8      7      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              55%    43%    49%    46%    45%    43%    46%    49%    47%
Disapprove           39     47     40     47     50     39     48     44     45
DK/NA                 5     11     11      7      5     18      7      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (*High also 59% Mar 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 08  Dec 06  Jul 11  Apr 19  Nov 23  Jun 04  Oct 06
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2011    2009*   2011
 
Approve              46      53      45      47      44      59      41
Disapprove           45      40      49      48      50      31      55
DK/NA                 9       8       6       5       6      10       4
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              19%    41%    11%    15%    19%    20%    20%    13%    27%
Disapprove           72     51     83     76     74     70     72     74     68
DK/NA                 8      8      6     10      7     10      8     13      5
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              18%    21%    24%    22%    19%    21%    27%    19%    18%
Disapprove           77     69     68     71     74     70     63     73     75
DK/NA                 5     10      8      7      7      9     10      7      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              17%    20%    22%    20%    14%    24%    21%    17%    17%
Disapprove           78     70     68     73     80     58     70     78     74
DK/NA                 5     10     10      6      6     18      9      5      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job? (*High also 34% Mar 3, 2011 & Mar 2010, **Low also 19% Nov 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 08  Dec 06  Jul 11  Apr 19  Feb 23  Mar 31  Feb 08
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011*   2013**
 
Approve              19      23      24      23      22      34      19
Disapprove           72      69      68      66      71      55      72
DK/NA                 8       8       8      11       6      11       8
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%     5%    67%    23%    28%    37%    26%    68%    48%
Disapprove           59     90     25     66     64     54     66     21     41
DK/NA                 9      5      8     10      8      9      8     11     11
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              30%    23%    22%    29%    23%    28%    15%    30%    26%
Disapprove           63     68     69     66     70     63     76     64     67
DK/NA                 7      9      8      5      7      9     10      6      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              33%    33%    39%    30%    26%    33%    32%    36%    30%
Disapprove           59     58     50     64     66     50     60     60     60
DK/NA                 8      9     11      7      7     17      8      5     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job? (*Low also 24% Sep 2011, Oct 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 08  Dec 06  Jul 11  Apr 19  Feb 23  Mar 4   Nov 23
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2009    2011*
 
Approve              33      37      29      27      26      45      24
Disapprove           59      54      62      63      67      45      69
DK/NA                 9       9       8      10       7      10       7
 
 
4. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        3%     1%     6%     2%     3%     4%     2%    10%     8%
Smwht satisfied      28      5     50     24     26     30     23     51     38
Smwht dissatisfied   28     25     29     32     30     27     29     26     22
Very dissatisfied    40     68     14     41     41     39     46     12     30
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -      2
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Very satisfied        2%     2%     2%     -      2%     2%     2%     1%     3%
Smwht satisfied      30     19     20     27     22     24     13     29     25
Smwht dissatisfied   30     28     24     29     31     27     22     27     21
Very dissatisfied    38     50     52     44     45     47     60     43     51
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      1      1      2      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        2%     4%     4%     3%     1%     4%     2%     4%     3%
Smwht satisfied      33     25     30     25     27     32     29     25     28
Smwht dissatisfied   30     27     26     31     28     29     28     29     25
Very dissatisfied    34     42     37     42     43     33     41     41     42
DK/NA                 1      1      2      -      -      3      -      1      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 08  Dec 06  Jul 11  Apr 20  Feb 23  Dec 11  Nov 13
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2001    2008
 
Very satisfied        3       3       4       3       4      21       2
Smwht satisfied      28      32      25      28      26      47      14
Smwht dissatisfied   28      26      29      29      28      19      38
Very dissatisfied    40      38      41      40      42      10      44
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       3       2
 
 
5. Is your opinion of John Kerry favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            43%    17%    67%    42%    41%    45%    41%    55%    46%
Unfavorable          33     57     11     35     39     28     36     14     27
Hvn't hrd enough     22     23     20     21     18     25     21     29     27
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      2      2      2      2      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            52%    36%    37%    44%    38%    44%    28%    46%    38%
Unfavorable          32     38     38     37     42     30     47     33     44
Hvn't hrd enough     15     24     22     17     18     24     23     19     16
REFUSED               2      2      3      2      2      2      2      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            53%    39%    45%    43%    41%    30%    39%    47%    51%
Unfavorable          29     35     28     37     39     32     37     34     26
Hvn't hrd enough     16     25     25     19     18     37     22     18     20
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      2      1      2      2      3
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Chuck Hagel favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            14%     4%    26%    13%    16%    13%    15%    11%     9%
Unfavorable          18     28      6     20     23     13     20      7     16
Hvn't hrd enough     67     65     68     67     60     72     64     80     75
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      1      2      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            23%    11%    13%    16%    16%    14%     8%    17%    14%
Unfavorable          21     19     19     23     26     14     23     19     23
Hvn't hrd enough     54     69     67     60     57     71     67     64     62
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            23%    11%    13%    13%    17%     9%     7%    17%    23%
Unfavorable          20     17     14     19     25     10     17     20     20
Hvn't hrd enough     56     71     72     66     57     81     74     62     55
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      1      -      1      1      1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            34%    63%    11%    34%    39%    29%    39%    11%    25%
Unfavorable          36      9     62     34     35     37     34     46     35
Hvn't hrd enough     29     26     27     30     26     32     26     43     40
REFUSED               1      2      -      2      1      2      1      -      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            37%    39%    43%    45%    42%    36%    50%    39%    39%
Unfavorable          47     28     27     33     34     34     19     38     34
Hvn't hrd enough     14     31     29     21     23     28     29     22     26
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      2      2      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            33%    34%    28%    39%    39%    25%    38%    34%    33%
Unfavorable          49     30     32     38     41     31     36     37     38
Hvn't hrd enough     17     35     38     22     19     42     25     28     27
REFUSED               1      1      2      1      -      2      1      1      2
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            27%    45%    12%    28%    32%    23%    29%    11%    25%
Unfavorable          15      4     25     14     18     12     15     17     18
Hvn't hrd enough     57     50     61     57     49     64     56     69     57
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            36%    26%    31%    38%    31%    27%    34%    31%    33%
Unfavorable          19     12     11     11     19     10     10     12     18
Hvn't hrd enough     44     61     56     50     48     62     55     55     48
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      -      -      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            34%    24%    21%    28%    40%    22%    25%    27%    31%
Unfavorable          20     13     14     17     18     11     13     18     16
Hvn't hrd enough     44     63     65     54     41     66     62     53     52
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of John Boehner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            20%    40%    10%    19%    22%    19%    23%     9%    12%
Unfavorable          42     24     55     44     46     39     42     45     37
Hvn't hrd enough     36     35     34     35     31     40     33     46     50
REFUSED               2      2      -      2      2      1      2      -      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            26%    22%    25%    27%    24%    22%    30%    22%    23%
Unfavorable          53     37     38     43     45     40     33     43     46
Hvn't hrd enough     20     40     36     28     30     36     35     32     29
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      2      2      2      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            23%    19%    18%    22%    21%    10%    20%    22%    26%
Unfavorable          55     37     35     47     55     29     40     49     43
Hvn't hrd enough     21     43     45     30     22     60     39     28     28
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      2      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Boehner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 08  Sep 01  Nov 17
                     2013    2011    2010
 
Favorable            20      22      20
Unfavorable          42      31      19
Hvn't hrd enough     36      46      61
REFUSED               2       1       1
 
 
10. Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            25%    46%    11%    24%    27%    23%    28%    11%    18%
Unfavorable          29      7     50     26     30     29     26     44     35
Hvn't hrd enough     45     46     38     48     42     47     45     45     45
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            32%    26%    30%    37%    30%    26%    32%    30%    30%
Unfavorable          29     24     20     22     27     24     20     25     28
Hvn't hrd enough     37     48     47     40     41     48     46     43     39
REFUSED               2      2      2      1      2      1      2      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            31%    22%    19%    28%    34%     7%    23%    29%    31%
Unfavorable          31     28     32     31     24     28     33     30     26
Hvn't hrd enough     36     48     47     40     41     65     43     40     39
REFUSED               2      2      2      1      2      -      1      1      4
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            51%     7%    92%    46%    45%    56%    42%    92%    71%
Unfavorable          46     90      7     49     51     41     55      5     25
Hvn't hrd enough      2      1      1      3      2      1      2      1      3
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      1      2      2      2      2
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            53%    36%    35%    43%    39%    44%    23%    47%    40%
Unfavorable          45     60     61     54     58     52     72     51     56
Hvn't hrd enough      -      2      2      1      2      2      3      -      2
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      1      2      2      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            57%    48%    56%    48%    46%    53%    50%    52%    48%
Unfavorable          40     48     40     50     51     41     48     45     46
Hvn't hrd enough      1      2      3      1      1      4      1      1      2
REFUSED               2      2      2      1      2      2      -      2      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 08  Jul 11  Apr 19  Feb 22  Nov 22  Nov 12  Oct 05
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2011    2008    2011
 
Favorable            51      45      45      47      47      67      42
Unfavorable          46      48      49      48      46      19      53
Hvn't hrd enough      2       4       3       2       4      11       3
REFUSED               2       4       3       2       4       3       3
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            61%    27%    91%    59%    53%    68%    54%    93%    72%
Unfavorable          34     68      5     35     42     27     40      4     22
Hvn't hrd enough      4      3      3      5      4      4      4      3      6
REFUSED               1      2      -      2      2      1      2      -      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            64%    50%    50%    57%    46%    62%    37%    62%    51%
Unfavorable          32     44     45     39     48     32     57     35     44
Hvn't hrd enough      3      4      4      2      4      4      5      2      4
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      2      2      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            67%    58%    63%    59%    59%    58%    61%    60%    64%
Unfavorable          28     36     29     38     39     29     35     35     32
Hvn't hrd enough      3      4      5      3      1     10      3      3      3
REFUSED               1      2      2      -      1      3      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Feb 08  May 14  Oct 31  Aug 15  Jun 13  May 3   Feb 21
                     2013    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007
 
Favorable            61      47      46      48      47      44      46
Unfavorable          34      44      46      43      45      46      45
Hvn't hrd enough      4       7       6       6       6       7       7
REFUSED               1       2       2       3       2       3       2
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            46%    11%    78%    41%    40%    50%    41%    78%    37%
Unfavorable          41     79     11     41     47     37     48     13     32
Hvn't hrd enough     11      8     11     15     12     11     10      9     31
REFUSED               2      2      -      3      1      2      2      -      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            53%    35%    34%    47%    37%    44%    24%    47%    41%
Unfavorable          42     51     55     44     52     44     64     42     48
Hvn't hrd enough      5     13      9      7     10     10     10      8      9
REFUSED               1      2      2      2      1      3      2      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            56%    41%    46%    45%    45%    40%    42%    49%    48%
Unfavorable          38     43     36     46     48     41     44     42     38
Hvn't hrd enough      5     14     17      8      5     18     13      9     10
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 08  Nov 12
                     2013    2008
 
Favorable            46      50
Unfavorable          41      23
Hvn't hrd enough     11      25
REFUSED               2       2
 
 
14a. (If Clinton favorable q12) Thinking about Hillary Clinton, what is the main reason you have a favorable opinion of Hillary Clinton?
                                                CLINTON FAVORABLE Q12
 
Doing/Has done a good job total                 45%
 Good job/Experience general                    11
 Good job as Secretary of State/Working
  with Obama                                    16
 Good job other                                  3
 Smart/Capable/Competent                        15
 
Strong person                                    7%
 
Hard worker                                      4
 
Leader                                           3
 
Cares about people/The country                   4
 
Effective/Gets things done                       3
 
Policies general                                 3
 
Bill Clinton reference                           3
 
Just like her                                    3
 
Straight forward/Direct                          2
 
Honest/Trustworthy                               2
 
Potential President                              1
 
Political Philosophy                             1
 
Other                                           18
DK/NA                                            2
 
 
14b. (If Clinton unfavorable q12) Thinking about Hillary Clinton, what is the main reason you have an unfavorable opinion of Hillary Clinton?
                                                CLINTON UNFAVORABLE Q12
 
Doing/Has done a poor job total                  7%
 Poor job/Experience general/Not qualified       2
 Poor job as Secretary of State/
  Working with Obama                             3
 Poor job other                                  1
 Not smart/Capable/Competent                     1
 
Benghazi                                        21%
 
Political Philosophy                            13
 
Not Honest/Not Trustworthy                      11
 
Policies general                                 9
 
Just don't like her                              6
 
Bill Clinton reference                           4
 
Doesn't care about people                        3
 
Political aspirations/Wants to be
 president                                       1
 
Ineffective/Doesn't get things done              1
 
Democrat                                         1
 
Political insider                                1
 
Not straight forward                             1
 
Obama administration reference                   1
 
Other                                           14
DK/NA                                            5
 
 
15a. (If Biden favorable q13) Thinking about Joe Biden, what is the main reason you have a favorable opinion of Joe Biden?
                                                BIDEN FAVORABLE Q13
 
Doing/Has done a good job total                 32%
 Good job/Experience general                     8
 Good job as VP/Working with Obama              14
 Good job other                                  3
 Smart/Capable/Competent                         5
 
Straight forward/Direct                          7%
 
Unifier/Good negotiator/Works with Reps          5
 
Cares about people/the country                   5
 
Honest/Trustworthy                               5
 
Down to Earth/Regular guy                        4
 
Policies general                                 4
 
Gun laws                                         4
 
Effective/Gets things done                       3
 
Good person/Personality                          3
 
Just like him                                    3
 
Upbeat/Positive/Funny                            2
 
Political Philosophy                             2
 
Hard worker                                      1
 
Strong person                                    1
 
Democrat                                         1
 
Debate performance                               1
 
Other                                           13
DK/NA                                            6
 
 
15b. (If Biden unfavorable q13) Thinking about Joe Biden, what is the main reason you have an unfavorable opinion of Joe Biden?
                                               BIDEN UNFAVORABLE Q13
 
Doing/Has done a poor job total                24%
 Poor job/Experience general/Unqualified        3
 Poor job as VP/Working with Obama              6
 Poor job other                                 1
 Not smart/Capable/Competent                   14
 
Political Philosophy                            7%
 
Policies general                                7
 
Gaffes                                          6
 
Just don't like him                             6
 
Ineffective/Doesn't get things done             3
 
Not serious/Jokester                            5
 
Gun laws                                        5
 
Not Honest/Not Trustworthy                      5
 
Democrat                                        2
 
Doesn't care about people                       2
 
Indecisive                                      1
 
Political insider                               1
 
Debate performance                              1
 
Not straight forward                            1
 
Other                                          18
DK/NA                                           5
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, or don't you have an opinion on that?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              21%     6%    40%    17%    21%    21%    20%    33%    19%
Disapprove           20     37      4     20     23     17     24      2     10
No opinion           58     57     55     62     55     61     56     64     71
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      1      -      1      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              28%    16%    20%    18%    21%    20%    13%    22%    22%
Disapprove           22     24     23     32     27     21     30     23     27
No opinion           50     59     56     49     52     59     57     54     51
REFUSED               -      1      1      -      -      1      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              28%    18%    21%    19%    26%    17%    13%    25%    27%
Disapprove           20     20     16     21     25     10     19     22     24
No opinion           52     61     62     60     49     72     68     53     48
REFUSED               -      1      1      -      -      1      -      1      1
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's nomination of John Kerry to be Secretary of State, or don't you have an opinion on that?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              49%    25%    71%    49%    47%    51%    47%    68%    54%
Disapprove           20     40      4     21     23     18     24      5     11
No opinion           30     34     24     29     29     31     29     28     35
REFUSED               -      1      -      1      1      -      -      -      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              57%    42%    44%    50%    43%    50%    34%    51%    43%
Disapprove           20     26     27     21     25     22     34     21     28
No opinion           23     32     29     30     30     28     31     28     27
REFUSED               -      1      1      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              58%    45%    49%    49%    51%    33%    45%    54%    57%
Disapprove           18     21     17     22     24     22     20     20     20
No opinion           23     33     33     29     26     44     34     26     22
REFUSED               -      -      1      -      -      1      -      -      1
 

Demographic Summary