January 9, 2014 - New Jersey Gov. Christie Is Hottest Politician In U.S., Quinnipiac University National Thermometer Finds; Pope Has Biggest Impact On Our Lives
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New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is the hottest politician in the nation, with a 55.5 degree mean temperature, when American voters rate their feelings toward players on the national political stage, according to a Quinnipiac University national thermometer released today.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is second hottest, with a 51 degree mean temperature (note that this is not a percentage) among all voters, and hottest among Republican voters, with a toasty 74.9 degree mean temperature. The independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University poll asks voters to rate their feelings from a cold of 0 degrees to 100 degrees.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is third hottest, with a 50.7 degree mean temperature, but 46 percent of voters don't know enough about her to form an opinion.

There's a lot of warmth for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, but in each case, more than 50 percent of voters have no opinion.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is seventh on the list, with a 48.5 degree mean score. She also is the hottest politician among Democratic voters, with a sizzling 77.2 degrees.

"He may not seem the warm and fuzzy type, but New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is a hot ticket in eyes of American voters," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"A lot of would-be presidential candidates are struggling with a chilly reception from the voters, who either don't know them or don't warm to them. But the heat is on for Secretary Hillary Clinton, Gov. Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. When we ask about them among members of their own party, Clinton and Huckabee are near tropical while Christie is lukewarm."

Mean temperatures for other politicians who have a name recognition of 50 percent or more are:
  • U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida - 47.1 degrees
  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky - 47.1 degrees
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin - 46.7 degrees
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - 45.1 degrees
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas - 43.9 degrees
  • Vice President Joseph Biden - 43.7 degrees
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo - 43 degrees
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry - 41.2 degrees
  • Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania - 41 degrees
  • Former Gov. Howard Dean of Vermont - 37.2 degrees Pope Francis' Impact
Turning from the political arena, 44 percent of American voters say Pope Francis I had the most impact on people's lives in 2013, followed by:
  • 22 percent for former National Security Agency consultant Edward Snowden;
  • 12 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas;
  • 6 percent for Syrian President Bashar Assad;
  • 2 percent for Edith Windsor, who won the U.S. Supreme Court case expanding rights for same-sex couples.
A total of 77 percent of American adults, including 89 percent of Catholics, have a "very favorable" or "favorable" opinion of Pope Francis. That includes 74 percent of Americans 18 to 29 years old and 71 percent of Americans who do not list themselves as members of a religion.

Americans say 57 - 22 percent, including 75 - 14 percent among Catholics and 49 - 26 percent among those who list no religion, that the Pope will attract more Catholics back to the church. Adults 18 to 29 years old agree 55 - 27 percent.

The Pope's statement that he can not judge gay people is a positive step, Americans say 70 - 21 percent. Agreement is 79 - 15 percent among Catholics, 62 - 28 percent among Protestants and 77 - 16 percent among those who list no religion.

From January 4 - 7, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,487 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. The survey of 1,757 adults has 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, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter
6. (INTRO TO Q6a-Q6t ROTATED) I'd like to get your feelings toward some of our political leaders and other people who have been in the news. I'll read the name of a person and I'd like you to rate that person using something called the feeling thermometer. You can choose any number between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the warmer or more favorable you feel toward that person, the lower the number, the colder or less favorable. If we come to a person who you haven't heard enough about to form an opinion, you don't need to rate the person. Just tell me and we'll move on to the next one. (Split sample, names were rotated) How do you feel about --- ?
                     SUMMARY TABLE HIGH TO LOW MEAN SCORE..............................
                     PERCENT SCORING WITHIN RANGES..............................   Mean
                     0-20   21-40  41-60  61-80  81-100 <50     50    >50     DK   Score
 
Chris Christie        13     11     22     22     14     26     11     45     17   55.5
Mike Huckabee         18     13     20     15     14     33     10     36     20   51.0
Elizabeth Warren      13      8     12     11      9     21      7     25     46   50.7
Bobby Jindal          10      7     13      9      6     18      9     19     54   49.6
John Kasich            5      6     11      5      4     12      6     13     68   49.5
Scott Walker          12      3     11     10      6     17      5     20     57   49.2
Hillary Clinton       32     10     16     21     19     42      9     47      2   48.5
Marco Rubio           18      9     16     13      9     29      9     28     34   47.1
Rand Paul             24     11     14     17     12     36      9     33     22   47.1
Paul Ryan             24     13     16     17     11     37      9     36     18   46.7
Jeb Bush              20     14     25     14      8     37     15     30     18   45.1
Ted Cruz              23      9     10     11     11     32      7     25     36   43.9
Joe Biden             32     11     19     18     13     45     11     37      7   43.7
Andrew Cuomo          17     12     16     11      6     30     11     21     38   43.0
Martin O'Malley        5      4      7      4      1     10      5      6     77   42.1
Rick Perry            23     11     20     15      3     37     12     24     27   41.2
Rick Santorum         24     13     15     14      5     37      9     25     28   41.0
Brian Schweitzer       5      3      6      2      1      9      2      6     82   40.6
Peter King             9      7     12      4      1     17      7      9     66   39.7
Howard Dean           21     10     15      8      3     33     10     14     43   37.2
 
                     REPUBLICANS.......................................................
                     SUMMARY TABLE HIGH TO LOW MEAN SCORE..............................
                     PERCENT SCORING WITHIN RANGES..............................   Mean
                     0-20   21-40  41-60  61-80  81-100 <50     50    >50     DK   Score
 
Mike Huckabee          -      6     20     25     33      8     10     66     16   74.9
Scott Walker           2      1     13     11     14      3      8     30     60   69.9
Ted Cruz               5      3     13     18     22     10      7     46     36   69.5
Paul Ryan              4      8     18     28     27     13      7     65     15   69.0
Marco Rubio            7      5     20     24     20     13     12     51     24   65.8
Bobby Jindal           1      4     18     13     12      7     11     30     52   65.2
Rand Paul              8      8     20     20     21     18     12     48     22   63.6
Jeb Bush               4      9     29     26     17     15     14     55     14   63.6
Rick Santorum          4      8     20     24     10     13     10     43     32   61.4
Chris Christie        13     10     20     23     20     24     10     51     14   58.6
John Kasich            2      5     16      6      7      8     10     18     63   57.8
Rick Perry             8      9     26     23      7     20     17     36     25   56.6
Peter King             3      6     15      4      3     10     10     11     68   49.4
Brian Schweitzer       3      2      3      3      1      6      1      5     85   44.5
Martin O'Malley        7      1      8      1      1      9      7      2     80   37.2
Elizabeth Warren      15     12     13      6      -     27      8     12     52   35.3
Andrew Cuomo          26     17     14      7      1     43      7     14     36   31.2
Joe Biden             54     13     14      9      5     69      7     18      5   26.7
Howard Dean           31     11      9      4      2     44      6      8     42   26.5
Hillary Clinton       58     16      9     10      2     75      7     14      3   22.8
 
                     DEMOCRATS.........................................................
                     SUMMARY TABLE HIGH TO LOW MEAN SCORE..............................
                     PERCENT SCORING WITHIN RANGES..............................   Mean
                     0-20   21-40  41-60  61-80  81-100 <50     50    >50     DK   Score
 
Hillary Clinton        6      3     11     34     45      8      5     85      2   77.2
Elizabeth Warren       2      3      9     17     20      5      6     40     48   73.9
Joe Biden              9      3     21     28     27     13     14     61     12   66.9
Andrew Cuomo           7      6     19     18     10     13     13     34     40   58.6
Howard Dean            7      7     22     13      6     16     16     24     44   53.0
Chris Christie        12     12     21     20      7     25     14     34     26   51.2
Martin O'Malley        3      6      9      5      1      9      4      9     77   49.1
Brian Schweitzer       3      2      9      1      1      6      5      5     83   44.6
Peter King            10      7      8      3      1     17      3      8     71   36.8
John Kasich            8      7      8      1      1     17      4      5     72   35.0
Bobby Jindal          18     11     12      4      1     28      8      7     55   32.6
Mike Huckabee         31     16     15      6      1     49      8     12     30   31.6
Jeb Bush              35     19     17      5      2     56     13     10     21   29.5
Scott Walker          20      7      7      4      1     29      3      6     60   29.0
Rick Santorum         32     14     12      6      1     46     10      9     34   27.5
Rick Perry            36     13     11      8      1     50      7     11     32   26.8
Marco Rubio           28      9     11      2      1     39      7      6     48   26.1
Paul Ryan             39     19     13      2      1     58      9      7     25   25.3
Rand Paul             41     14     10      2      3     56      6      7     30   24.4
Ted Cruz              38      6      6      3      2     45      5      6     43   19.8
 
                     INDEPENDENTS......................................................
                     SUMMARY TABLE HIGH TO LOW MEAN SCORE..............................
                     PERCENT SCORING WITHIN RANGES..............................   Mean
                     0-20   21-40  41-60  61-80  81-100 <50     50    >50     DK   Score
 
Chris Christie        12     14     22     25     15     28      9     51     12   56.7
Scott Walker          12      3     11     13      6     16      6     24     54   49.6
Rand Paul             24     12     14     24     11     37      8     39     15   48.4
John Kasich            6      6     10      7      3     13      4     14     67   48.3
Bobby Jindal          11      8     13     11      6     20     10     19     50   48.1
Hillary Clinton       31     12     20     22     15     44     11     44      -   46.8
Paul Ryan             26     12     17     21     10     39     10     38     13   46.1
Elizabeth Warren      18      8     14     11      8     26      9     24     41   46.1
Mike Huckabee         23     15     22     15     10     41     11     34     14   45.9
Marco Rubio           18     14     20     15      6     35      8     30     27   44.8
Martin O'Malley        4      6      6      6      -     11      3      8     75   43.9
Jeb Bush              20     15     30     12      5     38     18     26     18   42.3
Ted Cruz              25     13     10     11      9     39      5     25     31   41.0
Joe Biden             34     17     22     17      8     52     10     36      2   41.0
Andrew Cuomo          20     15     16     10      6     36     12     19     32   40.5
Rick Perry            27     11     19     16      2     40      9     26     24   39.1
Peter King            11     10     12      6      -     23      7      9     60   38.3
Rick Santorum         32     14     15     13      6     47      8     25     19   37.4
Brian Schweitzer       7      3      6      2      1     13      1      6     79   35.8
Howard Dean           26     11     15      6      2     38      9     11     41   32.9
 
 
TREND: I'd like to get your feelings toward some of our political leaders and other people who have been in the news. I'll read the name of a person and I'd like you to rate that person using something called the feeling thermometer. You can choose any number between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the warmer or more favorable you feel toward that person, the lower the number, the colder or less favorable. If we come to a person who you haven't heard enough about to form an opinion, you don't need to rate the person. Just tell me and we'll move on to the next one. (Split sample, names were rotated, Trend listed if previously asked)
                     MEAN SCORE............................................
                     Jan 09  Aug 05  Mar 07  Nov 27  Sep 06  Jun 05  Mar 06
                     2014    2013    2011    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
Bush, Jeb            45.1    40.4    na      na      na      na      na
Christie, Chris      55.5    53.1    57.0    na      na      na      na
Cruz, Ted            43.9    46.8    na      na      na      na      na
Huckabee, Mike       51.0    na      51.8    na      na      na      na
Jindal, Bobby        49.6    45.2    na      na      na      na      na
King, Peter          39.7    43.6    na      na      na      na      na
Paul, Rand           47.1    44.8    na      na      na      na      na
Rubio, Marco         47.1    46.5    na      na      na      na      na
Ryan, Paul           46.7    43.0    na      na      na      na      na
Santorum, Rick       41.0    40.7    43.9    na      na      na      na
Walker, Scott        49.2    41.1    na      na      na      na      na
Biden, Joe           43.7    46.2    na      47.0    44.6    48.8    47.5
Clinton, Hillary     48.5    52.1    na      49.0    46.1    49.9    50.4
Cuomo, Andrew        43.0    43.9    na      na      na      na      na
O'Malley, Martin     42.1    45.7    na      na      na      na      na
Warren, Elizabeth    50.7    49.2    na      na      na      na      na
Perry, Rick          41.2    na      na      na      na      na      na
Kasich, John         49.5    na      na      na      na      na      na
Schweitzer, Brian    40.6    na      na      na      na      na      na
Dean, Howard         37.2    na      na      na      na      na      na
 
 
6a. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Jeb Bush?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 20%     4%    35%    20%    20%    21%
21-40                14      9     19     15     16     13
41-60                25     29     17     30     24     27
61-80                14     26      5     12     17     11
81-100                8     17      2      5      9      7
DK                   18     14     21     18     14     21
RF                    -      -      -      1      1      -
 
<50                  37%    15%    56%    38%    38%    36%
50                   15     14     13     18     13     17
>50                  30     55     10     26     34     25
 
Mean               45.1   63.6   29.5   42.3   46.5   43.7
 
TREND: How do you feel about Jeb Bush?
 
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 20      24
21-40                14      17
41-60                25      20
61-80                14      12
81-100                8       6
DK                   18      20
RF                    -       1
                       
<50                  37      44
50                   15      13
>50                  30      22
                       
Mean               45.1    40.4
 
 
6b. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Marco Rubio?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 18%     7%    28%    18%    19%    17%
21-40                 9      5      9     14     12      7
41-60                16     20     11     20     16     16
61-80                13     24      2     15     17     10
81-100                9     20      1      6     10      8
DK                   34     24     48     27     25     42
RF                    -      -      -      -      -      -
 
<50                  29%    13%    39%    35%    33%    26%
50                    9     12      7      8      9      8
>50                  28     51      6     30     33     24
 
Mean               47.1   65.8   26.1   44.8   47.9   46.1
 
TREND: How do you feel about Marco Rubio?
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 18      15
21-40                 9      11
41-60                16      17
61-80                13      13
81-100                9       6
DK                   34      36
RF                    -       2
                       
<50                  29      28
50                    9      10
>50                  28      25
                       
Mean               47.1    46.5
 
 
6c. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Paul Ryan?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 24%     4%    39%    26%    26%    21%
21-40                13      8     19     12     15     12
41-60                16     18     13     17     16     17
61-80                17     28      2     21     22     13
81-100               11     27      1     10     13     10
DK                   18     15     25     13      8     27
RF                    -      -      1      -      -      1
 
<50                  37%    13%    58%    39%    42%    33%
50                    9      7      9     10      7     10
>50                  36     65      7     38     43     29
 
Mean               46.7   69.0   25.3   46.1   47.1   46.2
 
TREND: How do you feel about Paul Ryan?
 
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 24      24
21-40                13      12
41-60                16      17
61-80                17      15
81-100               11       8
DK                   18      24
RF                    -       2
                       
<50                  37      37
50                    9       9
>50                  36      28
                       
Mean               46.7    43.0
 
 
6d. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Scott Walker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 12%     2%    20%    12%    14%    10%
21-40                 3      1      7      3      4      3
41-60                11     13      7     11     13      9
61-80                10     11      4     13     11      9
81-100                6     14      1      6      9      4
DK                   57     60     60     54     49     65
RF                    1      -      1      1      1      1
 
<50                  17%     3%    29%    16%    20%    14%
50                    5      8      3      6      6      4
>50                  20     30      6     24     24     17
 
Mean               49.2   69.9   29.0   49.6   49.5   48.8
 
TREND: How do you feel about Scott Walker?
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 12      12
21-40                 3       5
41-60                11       7
61-80                10       6
81-100                6       4
DK                   57      65
RF                    1       2
                       
<50                  17      17
50                    5       4
>50                  20      12
                       
Mean               49.2    41.1
 
 
6e. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Chris Christie?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 13%    13%    12%    12%    14%    12%
21-40                11     10     12     14     13     10
41-60                22     20     21     22     25     19
61-80                22     23     20     25     24     21
81-100               14     20      7     15     13     15
DK                   17     14     26     12     10     24
RF                    -      -      1      -      -      -
 
<50                  26%    24%    25%    28%    29%    24%
50                   11     10     14      9     12     10
>50                  45     51     34     51     48     43
 
Mean               55.5   58.6   51.2   56.7   54.6   56.5
 
TREND: How do you feel about Chris Christie? (* Christopher)
                     Jan 09  Aug 05  Mar 07
                     2014    2013    2011*
 
0-20                 13      12       7
21-40                11      12       6
41-60                22      24      10
61-80                22      21      10
81-100               14       9      11
DK                   17      21      55
RF                    -       1       1
                       
<50                  26      26      15
50                   11      14       5
>50                  45      37      24
                       
Mean               55.5    53.1    57.0
 
 
6f. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Bobby Jindal?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 10%     1%    18%    11%    12%     8%
21-40                 7      4     11      8      8      6
41-60                13     18     12     13     14     12
61-80                 9     13      4     11     12      7
81-100                6     12      1      6      7      6
DK                   54     52     55     50     46     60
RF                    1      -      -      1      -      1
 
<50                  18%     7%    28%    20%    22%    14%
50                    9     11      8     10      9      9
>50                  19     30      7     19     23     16
 
Mean               49.6   65.2   32.6   48.1   49.5   49.8
 
TREND: How do you feel about Bobby Jindal?
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 10      11
21-40                 7       8
41-60                13      10
61-80                 9      10
81-100                6       3
DK                   54      56
RF                    1       1
                       
<50                  18      21
50                    9       7
>50                  19      16
                       
Mean               49.6    45.2
 
 
6g. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Rand Paul?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 24%     8%    41%    24%    21%    27%
21-40                11      8     14     12     12     10
41-60                14     20     10     14     15     14
61-80                17     20      2     24     20     15
81-100               12     21      3     11     17      7
DK                   22     22     30     15     15     28
RF                    -      1      -      -      -      1
 
<50                  36%    18%    56%    37%    34%    38%
50                    9     12      6      8      8      9
>50                  33     48      7     39     43     25
 
Mean               47.1   63.6   24.4   48.4   52.6   41.2
 
TREND: How do you feel about Rand Paul?
 
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 24      22
21-40                11      10
41-60                14      14
61-80                17      16
81-100               12       8
DK                   22      28
RF                    -       1
                       
<50                  36      33
50                    9       9
>50                  33      28
                       
Mean               47.1    44.8
 
 
6h. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Ted Cruz?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 23%     5%    38%    25%    24%    22%
21-40                 9      3      6     13      9      8
41-60                10     13      6     10     13      9
61-80                11     18      3     11     11     11
81-100               11     22      2      9     16      7
DK                   36     36     43     31     27     43
RF                    1      2      1      -      1      1
 
<50                  32%    10%    45%    39%    33%    31%
50                    7      7      5      5      7      6
>50                  25     46      6     25     32     19
 
Mean               43.9   69.5   19.8   41.0   46.9   40.4
 
TREND: How do you feel about Ted Cruz?
 
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 23       11
21-40                 9        5
41-60                10       10
61-80                11        7
81-100               11        6
DK                   36       60
RF                    1        2
                       
<50                  32       17
50                    7        6
>50                  25       15
                       
Mean               43.9     46.8
 
 
6i. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Rick Santorum?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 24%     4%    32%    32%    25%    23%
21-40                13      8     14     14     14     11
41-60                15     20     12     15     17     13
61-80                14     24      6     13     16     13
81-100                5     10      1      6      6      5
DK                   28     32     34     19     20     35
RF                    1      1      1      1      1      1
 
<50                  37%    13%    46%    47%    41%    34%
50                    9     10     10      8      7     10
>50                  25     43      9     25     30     20
 
Mean               41.0   61.4   27.5   37.4   41.8   40.1
 
TREND: How do you feel about Rick Santorum?
                     Jan 09  Aug 05  Mar 07
                     2014    2013    2011
 
0-20                 24       23      11
21-40                13       11       4
41-60                15       20      10
61-80                14       12       7
81-100                5        4       3
DK                   28       30      63
RF                    1        -       2
                       
<50                  37       35      16
50                    9       10       5
>50                  25       24      14
                       
Mean               41.0     40.7    43.9
 
 
6j. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Peter King?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                  9%     3%    10%    11%    11%     7%
21-40                 7      6      7     10     11      4
41-60                12     15      8     12     14     10
61-80                 4      4      3      6      6      2
81-100                1      3      1      -      1      1
DK                   66     68     71     60     56     75
RF                    1      1      1      1      1      1
 
<50                  17%    10%    17%    23%    22%    13%
50                    7     10      3      7      8      6
>50                   9     11      8      9     12      6
 
Mean               39.7   49.4   36.8   38.3   39.9   39.5
 
TREND: How do you feel about Peter King?
 
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                  9        8
21-40                 7        4
41-60                12        8
61-80                 4        6
81-100                1        2
DK                   66       71
RF                    1        1
                       
<50                  17       13
50                    7        5
>50                   9       10
                       
Mean               39.7     43.6
 
 
6k. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Mike Huckabee?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 18%     -     31%    23%    19%    17%
21-40                13      6     16     15     15     11
41-60                20     20     15     22     19     20
61-80                15     25      6     15     16     15
81-100               14     33      1     10     16     11
DK                   20     16     30     14     13     25
RF                    -      -      1      -      1      -
 
<50                  33%     8%    49%    41%    37%    30%
50                   10     10      8     11      9     12
>50                  36     66     12     34     41     32
 
Mean               51.0   74.9   31.6   45.9   51.2   50.9
 
TREND: How do you feel about Mike Huckabee?
                     Jan 09  Mar 07
                     2014    2011
 
0-20                 18      16
21-40                13      11
41-60                20      20
61-80                15      21
81-100               14      10
DK                   20      22
RF                    -       1
                       
<50                  33      28
50                   10      10
>50                  36      39
                       
Mean               51.0    51.8
 
 
6l. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Rick Perry?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 23%     8%    36%    27%    22%    24%
21-40                11      9     13     11     12     10
41-60                20     26     11     19     21     18
61-80                15     23      8     16     19     11
81-100                3      7      1      2      5      2
DK                   27     25     32     24     21     33
RF                    1      1      -      1      -      1
 
<50                  37%    20%    50%    40%    37%    36%
50                   12     17      7      9     13     12
>50                  24     36     11     26     29     18
 
Mean               41.2   56.6   26.8   39.1   44.1   37.8
 
 
6m. (Split sample) How do you feel about - John Kasich?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                  5%     2%     8%     6%     7%     3%
21-40                 6      5      7      6      7      4
41-60                11     16      8     10     12     11
61-80                 5      6      1      7      7      4
81-100                4      7      1      3      5      2
DK                   68     63     72     67     62     73
RF                    1      1      3      1      -      2
 
<50                  12%     8%    17%    13%    16%     8%
50                    6     10      4      4      6      6
>50                  13     18      5     14     16     10
 
Mean               49.5   57.8   35.0   48.3   48.5   50.9
 
 
6n. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Hillary Clinton?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 32%    58%     6%    31%    41%    22%
21-40                10     16      3     12      9     11
41-60                16      9     11     20     15     17
61-80                21     10     34     22     18     24
81-100               19      2     45     15     15     23
DK                    2      3      2      -      2      1
RF                    -      1      -      -      -      1
 
<50                  42%    75%     8%    44%    51%    34%
50                    9      7      5     11      9      9
>50                  47     14     85     44     38     55
 
Mean               48.5   22.8   77.2   46.8   41.2   55.5
 
TREND: How do you feel about Hillary Clinton?
                     Jan 09  Aug 05  Nov 27  Sep 05  Jun 05  Mar 06
                     2014    2013    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20                 32      27      32      31      28      29
21-40                10      11       9      15      11      11
41-60                16      17      15      17      17      17
61-80                21      20      21      18      22      20
81-100               19      23      20      19      20      22
DON'T KNOW            2       2       1       1       2       2
REFUSED               -       -       -       -       -       -
                       
<50                  42      39      43      47      41      41
50                    9      11       7      10       9       9
>50                  47      49      48      43      47      48
                       
Mean               48.5    52.1    49.0    46.1    49.9    50.4
 
 
6o. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Joe Biden?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 32%    54%     9%    34%    40%    25%
21-40                11     13      3     17     10     12
41-60                19     14     21     22     17     21
61-80                18      9     28     17     16     19
81-100               13      5     27      8     12     13
DK                    7      5     12      2      5      9
RF                    -      1      -      -      -      1
 
<50                  45%    69%    13%    52%    51%    39%
50                   11      7     14     10      9     12
>50                  37     18     61     36     35     39
 
Mean               43.7   26.7   66.9   41.0   39.5   47.8
 
TREND: How do you feel about Joe Biden?
 
                     Jan 09  Aug 05  Nov 27  Sep 05  Jun 05  Mar 06
                     2014    2013    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20                 32      31      11      12       8       9
21-40                11      11       9       9       9       9
41-60                19      17      13      15      14      17
61-80                18      16      11       9      10      10
81-100               13      17       4       3       3       2
DON'T KNOW            7       8      52      53      55      53
REFUSED               -       -       -       -       -       -
                       
<50                  45      43      20      22      18      19
50                   11      10       7       8       7       9
>50                  37      39      20      17      19      19
                       
Mean               43.7    46.2    47.0    44.6    48.8    47.5
 
 
6p. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Andrew Cuomo?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 17%    26%     7%    20%    24%    12%
21-40                12     17      6     15     13     12
41-60                16     14     19     16     17     15
61-80                11      7     18     10     10     11
81-100                6      1     10      6      5      6
DK                   38     36     40     32     31     44
RF                    -      -      -      -      -      -
 
<50                  30%    43%    13%    36%    37%    25%
50                   11      7     13     12     11     10
>50                  21     14     34     19     21     21
 
Mean               43.0   31.2   58.6   40.5   38.9   47.4
 
TREND: How do you feel about Andrew Cuomo?
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 17      15
21-40                12      10
41-60                16      16
61-80                11      11
81-100                6       4
DK                   38      41
RF                    -       2
                       
<50                  30      27
50                   11      10
>50                  21      20
                       
Mean               43.0    43.9
 
 
6q. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Martin O'Malley?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                  5%     7%     3%     4%     7%     3%
21-40                 4      1      6      6      4      4
41-60                 7      8      9      6      5     10
61-80                 4      1      5      6      5      3
81-100                1      1      1      -      -      1
DK                   77     80     77     75     77     77
RF                    2      2      1      2      2      2
 
<50                  10%     9%     9%    11%    12%     8%
50                    5      7      4      3      3      6
>50                   6      2      9      8      6      7
 
Mean               42.1   37.2   49.1   43.9   36.7   47.1
 
TREND: How do you feel about Martin O'Malley?
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                  5       5
21-40                 4       3
41-60                 7       6
61-80                 4       4
81-100                1       2
DK                   77      78
RF                    2       3
                       
<50                  10       8
50                    5       4
>50                   6       7
                       
Mean               42.1    45.7
 
 
6r. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Elizabeth Warren?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 13%    15%     2%    18%    14%    11%
21-40                 8     12      3      8      9      7
41-60                12     13      9     14     13     11
61-80                11      6     17     11      9     12
81-100                9      -     20      8      8     10
DK                   46     52     48     41     45     47
RF                    1      1      1      1      1      1
 
<50                  21%    27%     5%    26%    23%    19%
50                    7      8      6      9      7      8
>50                  25     12     40     24     24     26
 
Mean               50.7   35.3   73.9   46.1   47.4   53.9
 
TREND: How do you feel about Elizabeth Warren?
                     Jan 09  Aug 05
                     2014    2013
 
0-20                 13      12
21-40                 8       6
41-60                12      11
61-80                11       9
81-100                9       8
DK                   46      51
RF                    1       2
                       
<50                  21      19
50                    7       7
>50                  25      21
                       
Mean               50.7    49.2
 
 
6s. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Brian Schweitzer?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                  5%     3%     3%     7%     6%     4%
21-40                 3      2      2      3      2      3
41-60                 6      3      9      6      8      4
61-80                 2      3      1      2      3      2
81-100                1      1      1      1      1      1
DK                   82     85     83     79     77     86
RF                    2      3      1      2      3      -
 
<50                   9%     6%     6%    13%    11%     7%
50                    2      1      5      1      3      1
>50                   6      5      5      6      6      5
 
Mean               40.6   44.5   44.6   35.8   38.9   42.9
 
 
6t. (Split sample) How do you feel about - Howard Dean?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
0-20                 21%    31%     7%    26%    26%    16%
21-40                10     11      7     11     11     10
41-60                15      9     22     15     16     15
61-80                 8      4     13      6     10      6
81-100                3      2      6      2      4      2
DK                   43     42     44     41     34     51
RF                    -      -      -      -      -      -
 
<50                  33%    44%    16%    38%    38%    28%
50                   10      6     16      9     11      9
>50                  14      8     24     11     17     12
 
Mean               37.2   26.5   53.0   32.9   36.6   37.9
 
 
31. I'm going to mention some names of people in the news. Of the people I mention, who do you think had the most impact on peoples' lives in 2013, for better or for worse: Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, Edith Windsor, Bashar Assad, or Ted Cruz?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Pope Francis         44%    44%    45%    45%    37%    49%    45%    35%    44%
Edward Snowden       22     22     15     26     25     19     23     13     15
Edith Windsor         2      -      2      3      2      2      1      2      -
Bashar Assad          6      5      8      6      7      6      6      5      8
Ted Cruz             12     17     10     11     16      8     13      9     21
DK/NA                15     12     20     10     13     17     11     36     12
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Pope Francis         49%    48%    38%    40%    48%    43%    38%    42%    48%    45%
Edward Snowden       22     21     21     17     24     28     18     22     23     21
Edith Windsor         3      1      1      3      -      1      3      2      1      1
Bashar Assad          9      6      6      6      5      9     14      6      5      4
Ted Cruz              6     12     17     13     14     11     10     13     12     14
DK/NA                11     13     17     20     10      9     18     15     11     15
 
 
32. Overall, do you expect 2014 will be a better year for you and your family than 2013, do you expect it to be worse, or do you expect it to be about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               38%    23%    55%    33%    34%    41%    31%    74%    45%
Worse                16     20      6     18     20     12     17      5     14
The same             46     56     38     47     45     47     52     21     41
DK/NA                 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+
 
Better               50%    41%    26%    37%    40%    40%    47%    42%    36%    27%
Worse                 8     11     25     18     16     10     15     14     19     14
The same             41     47     49     44     44     49     38     43     43     58
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      -      -      2      1
 
 
34. (ALL ADULTS) Is your opinion of Pope Francis very favorable, favorable, unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
                     ALL ADULTS........................................................
                                          RELIGION..........   AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Prot   Cath   None   18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very favorable       26%    22%    30%    20%    44%    21%    21%    21%    32%    30%
Favorable            51     49     52     55     45     50     53     52     51     46
Unfavorable           7      9      4      7      2      8      9      6      6      6
Very unfavorable      3      3      2      2      1      4      3      3      3      2
DK/NA                14     17     12     16      7     16     14     18      9     16
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Pope Francis very favorable, favorable, unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
                     ADULT CATHOLICS......................................
                     FRANCIS      FRANCIS       BENEDICT XVI  JOHN PAUL II
                     Jan 09       Oct 02        Mar 08        Apr 11
                     2014         2013          2013          2002
 
Very favorable       44           36            16            39
Favorable            45           53            58            47
Unfavorable           2            4            15             5
Very unfavorable      1            -             3             1
DK/NA                 7            7             8             8
 
 
35. (ALL ADULTS) Do you think the Pope will attract more Catholics back to the Church or don't you think so?
                     ALL ADULTS........................................................
                                          RELIGION..........   AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Prot   Cath   None   18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  57%    51%    63%    54%    75%    49%    55%    57%    59%    58%
No                   22     25     18     21     14     26     27     24     18     18
DK/NA                21     23     19     25     10     25     18     20     23     24
 
 
36. (ALL ADULTS) Some believe that when the Pope said, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" it was a positive step for the Catholic Church. Do you agree or disagree?
                     ALL ADULTS........................................................
                                          RELIGION..........   AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Prot   Cath   None   18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Agree                70%    66%    74%    62%    79%    77%    78%    69%    69%    65%
Disagree             21     26     17     28     15     16     15     23     22     26
DK/NA                 9      9      8     10      6      8      7      7      9      9
 
 
37. What concerns you more about the government's anti-terrorism policies that they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties, or that they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Gone too far         51%    43%    45%    58%    58%    44%    51%    37%    58%
Not gone far enough  33     43     34     29     28     38     33     45     29
DK/NA                16     14     21     13     14     18     16     18     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Gone too far         58%    46%    51%    50%    54%    50%    61%    54%    51%    39%
Not gone far enough  26     36     36     35     28     37     27     28     35     43
DK/NA                16     18     13     15     18     13     12     18     15     18
 
TREND: What concerns you more about the government's anti-terrorism policies, that they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties, or that they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country?
                     Jan 09  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 10  Jan 14
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2010
 
Gone too far         51      43      46      45      25
Not gone far enough  33      40      39      40      63
DK/NA                16      17      15      15      12
 
 
38. Do you support or oppose the federal government program in which all phone calls are scanned to see if any calls are going to a phone number linked to terrorism?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              48%    47%    56%    46%    46%    50%    48%    57%    44%
Oppose               47     48     40     49     50     45     47     42     51
DK/NA                 5      5      4      5      4      6      5      1      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              48%    51%    43%    47%    48%    55%    42%    47%    48%    55%
Oppose               47     44     51     47     50     41     54     49     48     39
DK/NA                 5      4      5      6      2      4      4      4      4      7
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose the federal government program in which all phone calls are scanned to see if any calls are going to a phone number linked to terrorism?
                     Jan 09  Aug 02  Jul 10
                     2014    2013    2013
 
Support              48      50      51
Oppose               47      44      45
DK/NA                 5       6       4
 
 
39. Do you think this program is necessary to keep Americans safe or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  48%    49%    59%    42%    46%    50%    45%    68%    53%
No                   46     46     37     51     49     44     49     28     42
DK/NA                 6      5      4      8      6      6      6      5      5
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  47%    51%    45%    50%    45%    50%    38%    45%    50%    59%
No                   48     44     49     46     49     44     61     48     45     34
DK/NA                 6      5      6      5      5      6      1      6      6      7
 
TREND: Do you think this program is necessary to keep Americans safe or not?
                     Jan 09  Aug 02  Jul 10
                     2014    2013    2013
 
Yes                  48      50      54
No                   46      44      40
DK/NA                 6       6       5
 
 
40. Do you think this program is too much intrusion into Americans' personal privacy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  57%    62%    47%    59%    59%    56%    58%    41%    60%
No                   39     34     47     38     38     39     38     54     29
DK/NA                 4      4      5      4      3      5      3      5     11
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  57%    54%    61%    58%    58%    49%    68%    58%    55%    51%
No                   40     41     36     37     38     49     31     38     40     45
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      4      2      1      4      5      4
 
TREND: Do you think this program is too much intrusion into Americans' personal privacy or not?
                     Jan 09  Aug 02  Jul 10
                     2014    2013    2013
 
Yes                  57      55      53
No                   39      41      44
DK/NA                 4       4       3
 
 
41. Do you regard Edward Snowden, the national security consultant who released information to the media about the phone scanning program, as, more of a traitor or more of a whistle-blower?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Traitor              34%    41%    36%    31%    34%    34%    35%    40%    25%
Whistle-blower       57     50     55     62     58     56     57     46     63
DK/NA                 9      9      9      7      7     10      8     13     12
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Traitor              28%    36%    36%    29%    34%    42%    17%    30%    40%    44%
Whistle-blower       64     54     57     61     59     52     77     60     54     45
DK/NA                 7     10      7     10      6      6      6     10      7     11
 
TREND: Do you regard Edward Snowden, the national security consultant who released information to the media about the phone scanning program, as more of a traitor, or more of a whistle-blower?
                     Jan 09  Aug 01  Jul 10
                     2014    2013    2013
 
Traitor              34      34      34
Whistle-blower       57      55      55
DK/NA                 9      11      11
 
 
42. Do you think Edward Snowden's revelations on N.S.A. surveillance were mainly good or mainly bad for the country?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 40%    40%    38%    42%    44%    36%    41%    26%    45%
Bad                  46     45     46     45     44     47     45     53     42
DK/NA                15     15     16     13     12     17     14     21     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Good                 44%    36%    41%    40%    41%    39%    51%    39%    41%    32%
Bad                  44     49     45     43     47     51     33     46     46     53
DK/NA                12     16     14     17     11      9     16     15     14     15
 
 
43. Do you think the Obama administration should drop the pursuit of Edward Snowden and let him come home as a free man or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Drop pursuit     39%    37%    34%    43%    42%    37%    39%    26%    56%
No                   47     50     48     47     50     45     49     48     33
DK/NA                13     12     17     10      8     18     12     26     11
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Drop pursuit     47%    39%    37%    46%    38%    30%    61%    39%    38%    27%
No                   43     49     48     38     51     61     25     46     51     58
DK/NA                 9     12     15     17     11     10     14     15     11     14
 
 
44. How likely do you think it is that a terrorist attack of some sort will occur at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very likely          15%    20%     9%    17%    19%    12%    16%    10%    11%
Somewhat likely      41     43     44     38     33     49     44     27     46
Somewhat unlikely    25     23     25     28     27     23     25     33     18
Very unlikely        12      9     15     12     16      9     10     22     18
DK/NA                 6      5      6      4      5      7      5      8      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very likely           9%    17%    18%    16%    17%    14%     6%    15%    18%    21%
Somewhat likely      44     39     43     39     43     41     24     39     47     49
Somewhat unlikely    25     29     22     25     25     28     34     29     23     17
Very unlikely        18     11     10     14     10     14     26     12      9      9
DK/NA                 4      4      7      6      5      3      9      6      4      4
 
 
45. Do you think the Obama administration deliberately misled the American people about the events surrounding the death of the American ambassador to Libya, or do you believe the Obama administration shared the facts with the American people as they became available?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Deliberately misled  52%    80%    17%    59%    56%    48%    59%    10%    49%
Shared facts         37     11     67     34     34     40     32     69     39
DK/NA                11      9     16      8     10     12      9     21     12
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Deliberately misled  24%    45%    77%    46%    57%    60%    49%    55%    54%    49%
Shared facts         67     42     14     39     36     35     39     34     37     38
DK/NA                 8     13      9     15      7      5     12     11      9     13
 
TREND: Do you think the Obama administration deliberately misled the American people about the events surrounding the death of the American ambassador to Libya, or do you believe the Obama administration shared the facts with the American people as they became available?
                     Jan 09  May 30  Dec 05
                     2014    2013    2012
 
Deliberately misled  52      46      41%
Shared facts         37      40      47
DK/NA                11      13      12
 
 

Demographic Summary