March 24, 2004 - Greatest Generation Gives Least Support To Iraq War, Nationwide Poll By Quinnipiac University Finds; Bush Tops Kerry As Nader Takes Toll On Dem
American voters over 64 years old say 44 - 41 percent that the U.S. was right to go to war in Iraq, the lowest support of any age group in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Overall, American voters say 54 - 39 percent that the Iraq war was "the right thing to do."

Seniors approve 49 - 42 percent of President George W. Bush, similar to a 49 - 44 percent approval among all voters, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. The expanded survey of 1,865 voters allows for closer examination of subgroups, including 384 voters over 64.

President Bush leads Democrat John Kerry 46 - 40 percent among all voters, with 6 percent for independent candidate Ralph Nader. Among seniors, Bush leads 45 - 40 percent, with 3 percent for Nader. With Nader out of the race, Bush leads Kerry 46 - 43 percent among all voters and 44 - 41 percent among seniors.

"Senior citizens, who fought in World War II and Korea, and sent their children to Vietnam, are least hawkish on the war in Iraq," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"But they fall in with other American voters in giving President Bush the edge over Sen. Kerry, at least for this week. Is it the flattening of Kerry's primary election bounce or the effect of Team Bush's assault on the Democrat? Whatever the cause, Kerry's numbers slip." The economy is the most important issue in deciding how they will vote for President, say 33 percent of all voters, and 22 percent of seniors, followed by:
  • Terrorism - 16 percent, including 15 percent among seniors;
  • Iraq - 11 percent, with 11 percent of seniors;
  • Health care - 10 percent, with 7 percent of seniors;
  • Social Security - 8 percent, with 13 percent of seniors;
  • Medicare/prescription drugs - 8 percent, with 15 percent of seniors;
  • Taxes - 5 percent, with 2 percent of seniors;
  • Gay marriage - 4 percent, with 4 percent of seniors.
Looking at which candidate would do a better job on issues, voters say:
  • 46 - 44 percent, including 43 - 39 percent among seniors, that Kerry would do a better job on the economy;
  • 48 - 38 percent, with 44 - 36 percent among seniors, for Kerry on health care;
  • 46 - 42 percent for Bush on taxes, with seniors split 41 - 40 percent for Kerry;
  • 53 - 36 percent, with 49 - 33 percent among seniors, for Bush on Iraq;
  • 59 - 30 percent, with 55 - 26 percent among seniors, for Bush on terrorism;
  • 52 - 35 percent, with 46 - 37 percent among seniors, for Kerry on Social Security;
  • 51 - 36 percent, with 45 - 37 percent among seniors, for Kerry on Medicare/prescription drugs;
  • 41 - 37 percent, with 44 - 20 percent among seniors, for Bush on gay marriage.
American voters say 52 - 36 percent that Kerry will do a better job for senior citizens, but seniors give this issue to Kerry by a smaller 45 - 40 percent margin.

Many voters, even seniors, know little about the recently enacted Medicare/prescription drug bill, but all voters say 22 - 20 percent that it will be bad for seniors, while 28 - 19 percent of seniors that it will be bad for them.

From March 16 - 22, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,865 registered voters nationwide, with a margin of error of +/- 2.3 percent. The survey includes 384 voters 65 or older with a margin of error of +/- 5 percent.

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

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201

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

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Approve 49% 85% 16% 47% 55% 19% 47% Disapprove 44 12 77 43 39 67 49 DK/NA 7 4 6 9 6 14 4

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom Approve 52% 47% 53% 48% 53% 48% 49% 46% 51% Disapprove 42 45 41 46 40 46 42 45 39 DK/NA 6 8 6 6 7 7 9 9 10



2. How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for President -- a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


A lot 44% 49% 48% 38% 45% 37% 43% Some 34 30 35 36 35 35 25 Only a little 16 16 14 17 15 22 20 None at all 5 5 3 8 5 5 11 DK/NA - - 1 1 - 1 1

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

A lot 49% 40% 42% 29% 41% 53% 60% 64% 57% Some 32 35 37 37 37 33 25 24 26 Only a little 14 18 15 26 14 12 11 8 13 None at all 5 6 6 8 7 1 4 4 4 DK/NA 1 - - - 1 1 - - -



3. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were John Kerry the Democrat and George W. Bush the Republican for whom would you vote?
                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Kerry 43% 9% 80% 43% 39% 67% 45% Bush 46 85 11 43 51 16 46 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1 2 1 2 - DK/NA 7 4 7 9 6 15 7

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Kerry 41% 46% 42% 48% 40% 44% 41% 45% 39% Bush 50 43 48 45 48 47 44 42 45 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 4 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 - DK/NA 6 8 6 4 7 6 11 11 12



4. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were John Kerry the Democrat, George W. Bush the Republican, and Ralph Nader the Independent for whom would you vote?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Kerry 40% 8% 77% 38% 36% 64% 41% Bush 46 84 11 41 51 16 46 Nader 6 3 5 8 5 6 8 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 1 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - - 2 1 2 - DK/NA 6 3 5 10 6 11 5

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Kerry 37% 43% 39% 43% 37% 42% 40% 41% 38% Bush 49 43 47 42 48 46 45 44 46 Nader 5 7 6 8 6 5 3 4 3 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 2 - DK/NA 6 6 6 4 7 5 11 9 12



5. (If candidate choice on q4) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?

                     CANDIDATE CHOICE Q4..........
                             Kerry   Bush   Nader   
                     Tot     Voters  Voters Voters 


Made up 76% 76% 81% 34% Might change 23 22 18 63 DK/NA 2 2 1 3



6. Is your opinion of George W. Bush favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Favorable 45% 82% 13% 39% 49% 19% 43% Unfavorable 34 6 63 32 30 54 36 Mixed 18 12 18 25 18 21 19 Hvn't hrd enough 2 1 3 3 2 3 1 REFUSED 1 - 2 1 1 4 1

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Favorable 48% 42% 46% 42% 48% 43% 47% 45% 47% Unfavorable 32 36 33 34 34 36 32 32 32 Mixed 16 20 19 22 17 19 15 16 15 Hvn't hrd enough 2 2 1 3 1 2 3 2 3 REFUSED 1 1 1 - 1 1 3 4 3



7. Is your opinion of John Kerry favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Favorable 30% 9% 57% 26% 26% 54% 34% Unfavorable 27 50 5 24 31 5 16 Mixed 23 22 21 28 25 14 17 Hvn't hrd enough 19 17 16 21 17 25 30 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 2 3

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Favorable 31% 29% 26% 29% 26% 34% 35% 37% 33% Unfavorable 30 24 28 19 28 30 32 34 30 Mixed 21 26 27 26 26 23 17 13 19 Hvn't hrd enough 16 21 18 26 19 12 15 15 14 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 3



8. Is your opinion of Ralph Nader favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Favorable 14% 10% 14% 17% 14% 9% 19% Unfavorable 28 32 26 26 31 16 18 Mixed 18 19 19 18 19 20 9 Hvn't hrd enough 37 36 38 37 34 51 51 REFUSED 3 3 3 2 3 4 2

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Favorable 15% 12% 12% 13% 14% 17% 11% 12% 10% Unfavorable 31 25 29 15 24 37 39 39 39 Mixed 18 18 19 18 21 17 14 13 15 Hvn't hrd enough 32 43 38 53 39 27 28 25 30 REFUSED 3 2 2 2 1 3 7 11 4



9. 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     Wht     Blk     His


Very satisfied 12% 24% 3% 10% 13% 5% 16% Smwht satisfied 36 54 18 37 41 15 32 Smwht dissatisfied 27 15 39 29 26 36 30 Very dissatisfied 24 6 40 23 20 41 22 DK/NA 1 1 1 1 1 2 -

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Very satisfied 13% 10% 11% 12% 11% 13% 11% 12% 11% Smwht satisfied 39 35 38 39 40 33 33 34 32 Smwht dissatisfied 24 30 29 33 27 25 24 17 29 Very dissatisfied 23 24 21 17 22 28 28 32 25 DK/NA 1 1 1 - 1 1 3 4 3



10. Thinking about the next presidential election, do you think George W. Bush should keep Dick Cheney on the ticket as vice president or do you think Bush should consider replacing Cheney with a different running mate?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Keep Cheney 47% 66% 34% 42% 49% 37% 41% Replace Cheney 30 22 35 33 29 33 35 DK/NA 23 12 31 25 22 30 24

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Keep Cheney 50% 44% 45% 44% 50% 47% 43% 45% 41% Replace Cheney 30 30 29 36 29 29 24 26 23 DK/NA 20 27 26 19 21 23 33 29 36



11. Who do you think John Kerry should select to be his Vice Presidential running mate?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Evan Bayh - - - - - - 1% Wesley Clark 1 1 1 2 1 - 2 Hillary Clinton 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 Howard Dean 3 3 2 2 3 1 - John Edwards 20 12 27 22 21 19 15 Richard Gephardt 1 - 2 1 1 - 2 Bob Graham - - 1 - - - - Joseph Lieberman 1 2 1 1 1 1 - John McCain 2 1 3 3 2 1 - Bill Richardson 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 Al Sharpton 1 1 1 1 1 1 - Other(Specify) 4 4 5 4 4 3 6 DK/NA 62 72 52 61 61 71 68

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Evan Bayh - - - - - - - - - Wesley Clark 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 - 1 Hillary Clinton 5 3 3 3 6 3 3 5 2 Howard Dean 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 - 4 John Edwards 22 17 19 17 20 25 17 17 16 Richard Gephardt 1 1 1 - - 1 2 2 2 Bob Graham - - - 1 - - - - - Joseph Lieberman 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 - 1 John McCain 3 1 1 1 2 3 2 4 1 Bill Richardson 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 Al Sharpton 1 - - 1 - 1 - - - Other(Specify) 5 4 3 4 5 3 5 7 4 DK/NA 55 68 66 66 58 58 67 64 68



12. Would you like to see John Kerry select John McCain to be his Vice Presidential running mate?
                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Yes 35% 28% 41% 38% 34% 27% 47% No 35 42 31 33 37 28 25 DK/NA 30 30 28 29 29 45 29

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Yes 37% 32% 33% 40% 36% 30% 32% 36% 29% No 40 30 32 28 34 42 38 42 35 DK/NA 22 38 36 32 30 29 30 22 36



13. Would you say that George W. Bush has strong leadership qualities or not?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Yes 64% 89% 40% 64% 68% 41% 71% No 32 9 55 32 29 50 27 DK/NA 3 2 5 4 3 9 3

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Yes 68% 61% 65% 66% 67% 62% 62% 60% 62% No 30 34 31 31 30 35 33 35 32 DK/NA 2 4 4 4 3 3 5 5 6



14. Would you say that George W. Bush is honest and trustworthy or not?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Yes 53% 86% 22% 50% 58% 25% 53% No 40 10 67 44 36 60 39 DK/NA 7 4 10 6 6 15 7

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Yes 55% 51% 55% 51% 56% 50% 56% 55% 57% No 39 41 37 42 40 43 33 35 32 DK/NA 5 9 7 7 5 7 11 10 11



15. Would you say that George W. Bush cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Yes 49% 85% 18% 46% 54% 21% 51% No 46 13 76 50 41 68 47 DK/NA 5 3 6 4 4 12 1

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Yes 51% 48% 53% 50% 52% 46% 50% 49% 50% No 45 47 43 46 44 50 44 43 45 DK/NA 4 5 4 5 4 5 6 7 5



16. Would you say that John Kerry has strong leadership qualities or not?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Yes 54% 36% 78% 50% 52% 63% 68% No 26 48 6 25 29 14 13 DK/NA 20 16 16 25 19 23 19

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Yes 52% 56% 53% 62% 52% 54% 47% 46% 48% No 31 22 25 17 27 29 32 34 31 DK/NA 17 22 22 21 21 17 21 20 21



17. Would you say that John Kerry is honest and trustworthy or not?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Yes 47% 28% 71% 41% 44% 59% 54% No 28 46 9 29 32 10 19 DK/NA 25 26 20 30 24 31 27

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Yes 49% 45% 44% 50% 44% 46% 48% 50% 47% No 31 25 29 23 30 32 24 25 24 DK/NA 21 29 28 27 26 21 27 25 29



18. Would you say that John Kerry cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Yes 55% 37% 80% 50% 52% 66% 67% No 27 44 8 29 31 11 17 DK/NA 18 19 11 21 17 22 17

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Yes 54% 55% 52% 63% 53% 53% 50% 50% 50% No 30 24 28 20 27 33 30 33 28 DK/NA 15 20 21 17 20 15 20 17 22



19. Which one of the following issues is most important to you when you think about your vote in the general election for president in November -- the economy, health care, the situation in Iraq, terrorism, taxes, gay marriage, social security or Medicare and prescription drugs?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Economy 33% 28% 39% 35% 34% 36% 28% Health care 10 7 13 10 10 9 15 Iraq 11 11 10 12 11 14 13 Terrorism 16 26 7 15 17 3 15 Taxes 5 6 3 4 5 2 3 Gay marriage 4 5 2 4 4 3 3 Social security 8 7 9 7 7 13 6 Medicare/Pres drugs 8 6 11 5 7 13 13 SOMETHING ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 DK/NA 4 3 5 4 4 6 2

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Economy 37% 30% 31% 43% 36% 28% 22% 25% 20% Health care 9 11 10 8 11 15 7 7 8 Iraq 9 13 12 13 9 11 11 13 10 Terrorism 18 13 16 14 17 15 15 16 15 Taxes 6 4 4 7 7 2 2 3 1 Gay marriage 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 2 5 Social security 7 8 7 4 6 10 13 16 11 Medicare/Pres drugs 5 10 9 3 5 10 15 11 17 SOMETHING ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 DK/NA 4 5 5 2 3 5 8 6 10



20. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on health care, -- George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 38% 71% 11% 34% 43% 14% 35% Kerry 48 18 80 45 42 74 58 DK/NA 14 11 9 21 15 12 7

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 40% 37% 41% 36% 41% 38% 36% 32% 39% Kerry 47 49 43 50 47 49 44 46 42 DK/NA 13 15 16 14 12 13 20 22 19



21. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on the economy, -- George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 44% 79% 11% 42% 48% 18% 43% Kerry 46 14 80 44 42 68 45 DK/NA 10 7 9 14 10 14 12

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 47% 41% 45% 43% 46% 43% 39% 39% 40% Kerry 44 48 44 49 44 48 43 42 43 DK/NA 9 11 11 8 10 9 18 19 17



22. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on taxes, -- George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 46% 78% 16% 45% 51% 18% 40% Kerry 42 13 75 38 36 69 46 DK/NA 12 9 9 17 12 13 15

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 51% 42% 47% 46% 51% 46% 40% 40% 40% Kerry 38 45 39 45 37 43 41 43 39 DK/NA 11 13 13 9 12 11 20 18 21



23. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on the situation in Iraq -- George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 53% 87% 21% 53% 58% 24% 50% Kerry 36 9 68 33 32 64 38 DK/NA 10 4 12 13 10 12 12

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 58% 49% 54% 54% 57% 52% 49% 49% 49% Kerry 32 40 34 40 34 38 33 33 33 DK/NA 10 11 12 6 9 10 18 19 18



24. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on terrorism, -- George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 59% 88% 31% 59% 64% 26% 55% Kerry 30 6 57 26 25 55 31 DK/NA 12 5 12 15 11 19 13

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 65% 53% 58% 60% 62% 56% 55% 59% 53% Kerry 26 33 29 29 28 33 26 28 25 DK/NA 9 14 13 11 9 10 19 14 22



25. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on social security, -- George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 35% 67% 8% 31% 40% 15% 27% Kerry 52 22 82 50 47 72 63 DK/NA 13 11 10 18 14 13 10

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 36% 34% 39% 31% 36% 37% 37% 35% 38% Kerry 51 52 47 57 52 50 46 48 44 DK/NA 13 14 14 12 12 13 17 17 18



26. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on medicare, -- George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 36% 67% 9% 32% 40% 15% 27% Kerry 51 22 81 49 47 73 61 DK/NA 13 11 9 18 13 12 12

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 38% 34% 39% 31% 36% 39% 37% 34% 38% Kerry 50 52 47 55 53 50 45 47 43 DK/NA 12 14 15 14 11 11 19 18 19



27. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on gay marriage, -- George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 41% 66% 16% 41% 44% 23% 42% Kerry 37 21 54 36 35 45 40 DK/NA 22 13 29 23 21 32 19

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 45% 37% 41% 40% 41% 40% 44% 41% 45% Kerry 35 39 36 46 41 36 20 26 17 DK/NA 20 24 23 14 18 24 36 33 38



28. Who do you think would do more for senior citizens - George W. Bush or John Kerry?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Bush 36% 65% 12% 33% 40% 16% 35% Kerry 52 25 80 49 48 72 57 DK/NA 12 9 8 17 13 11 8

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Bush 36% 37% 41% 33% 35% 38% 40% 37% 41% Kerry 53 51 45 57 52 52 45 48 43 DK/NA 11 13 14 10 13 11 15 14 16



29. Do you think the Medicare bill affecting prescription drugs for senior citizens passed by Congress last year will be good for senior citizens or bad for senior citizens, or haven't you heard enough about it?

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Good for seniors 20% 28% 11% 19% 21% 10% 25% Bad for seniors 22 11 36 22 22 27 16 Havn't heard enough 54 57 49 55 53 60 57 DK/NA 4 4 4 4 5 3 1

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Good for seniors 23% 17% 18% 12% 21% 25% 19% 22% 18% Bad for seniors 23 22 22 14 19 31 28 30 27 Havn't heard enough 50 57 56 72 57 40 43 39 45 DK/NA 4 4 5 2 4 3 10 9 10



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

                     Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     His


Right thing 54% 86% 25% 51% 60% 23% 50% Wrong thing 39 11 66 40 34 65 45 DK/NA 7 3 9 9 6 13 6

Wht AGE IN YEARS............... 65+ 65+ Men Wom Wom 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Men Wom

Right thing 59% 49% 55% 57% 59% 51% 44% 49% 42% Wrong thing 34 43 37 37 36 43 41 38 43 DK/NA 7 7 8 6 6 5 14 14 15