June 5, 2006 - Giuliani, McCain Are Hottest Presidential Candidates, Quinnipiac University National Thermometer Shows; Feelings For McCain Cool Slightly As Race Heats Up
When it comes to potential presidential candidates, Democratic and independent voters favor Republicans Arizona Sen. John McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani more than Republicans and independents like Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton, according to a Quinnipiac University national 'Thermometer' survey released today.

The independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll asked voters to rate 19 national leaders from 0 to 100 on a "feeling thermometer," with the highest numbers reflecting the warmest feelings. Results in mean scores, not percentages, show:
  • Giuliani with the highest overall score - 63.5, with Republicans giving him a 73.5; Democrats 57.5 and independents 61.1.
  • McCain with an overall score of 56: 59.3 from Republicans, 53.5 from Democrats and 56.4 from independents.
  • Clinton with a total score of 49.9, with Democrats giving her a 72 rating, Republicans 25.2 and independents 48.9.
"Sen. Clinton is a more polarizing figure than either Sen. McCain or Mayor Giuliani," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "She has almost universal name recognition. Because it is harder to change a voter's opinion once it is formed, her work is cut out for her once she gets past her core supporters."

Among other findings of the poll:
  • McCain's support shows a slight change since the March Quinnipiac University survey, with his mean dropping 3.7 points overall, and 5.2 points among Democrats. The ratings for Sen. Clinton and Giuliani changed little.
  • Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, whose mean score of 58.4 (71.3 among Democrats and 42 among Republicans), put him second overall, remains largely unknown. Fifty-five percent of registered votes don't know enough to rate him, but that figure has fallen 4 points since March as his rating has dropped also.
  • Many potential 2008 candidates are largely unknown to voters, including Republican Senators George Allen of Virginia and Bill Frist of Tennessee, Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Democratic Senators Evan Bayh of Indiana, Joe Biden of Delaware, Russell Feingold of Wisconsin, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner.



The leaders, their mean scores and percent of voters who said they did not know enough about them to offer an opinion:
  • Giuliani - 63.5 - (13 percent)
  • Obama - 58.4 - (55 percent)
  • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - 56.1 (9 percent)
  • McCain - 56 (17 percent)
  • Clinton - 49.9 (2 percent)
  • 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards - 49.4 (21 percent)
  • Biden - 48.8 (55 percent)
  • Bayh - 47.9 (74 percent)
  • Romney - 47.5 (67 percent)
  • Warner - 47.1 (72 percent)
  • Allen - 46.8 (72 percent)
  • Former Vice President Al Gore - 45.7 (3 percent)
  • Dodd - 45.3 (64 percent)
  • 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry -45.2 (6 percent)
  • Feingold - 45.1 (62 percent)
  • President George W. Bush - 42.9 (0 percent)
  • Frist - 41.8 (51 percent)
  • Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld - 41.5 (12 percent)
  • Vice President Dick Cheney - 40.5 (5 percent)
From May 23- 30, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,534 registered voters nationwide. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and nationwide as a public service and for research. For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201

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 ...



                        Jun 5    Mar 6
                        2006     2006
                        Mean     Mean 
                        Score    Score


Allen, George 46.8 48.6 Bayh, Evan 47.9 na Biden, Joe 48.8 47.5

Bush, George W. 42.9 44.1 Cheney, Dick 40.5 41.0

Clinton, Bill na 56.1 Clinton, Hillary 49.9 50.4

Dodd, Christopher 45.3 na Edwards, John 49.4 50.8 Feingold, Russ 45.1 49.0

Frist, Bill 41.8 44.1

Giuliani, Rudy 63.5 63.5 Gore, Al 45.7 43.2

Kerry, John 45.2 46.3 McCain, John 56.0 59.7 Obama, Barack 58.4 59.9

Rice, Condoleezza 56.1 57.1

Romney, Mitt 47.5 na Rumsfeld, Donald 41.5 na Warner, Mark 47.1 50.7



5a. How do you feel about George W. Bush?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 39% 34% 43% 27% 33% 19% 21-40 13 14 12 11 15 9 41-60 14 14 14 12 17 14 61-80 15 18 13 22 15 22 81-100 20 20 19 28 19 35 DON'T KNOW - - - - 1 1 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 52% 49% 55% 38% 51% 29% 50 9 9 9 8 9 7 >50 39 42 35 54 39 62

Mean 42.9 45.8 40.3 53.8 44.9 60.5



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 8% 62% 40% 31% 42% 44% 21-40 4 17 16 12 14 11 41-60 12 12 16 16 14 11 61-80 30 5 15 17 13 16 81-100 46 4 13 24 15 18 DON'T KNOW 1 - - - 1 - REFUSED - - - - - -

<50 12% 80% 57% 44% 59% 56% 50 8 8 10 11 9 7 >50 79 12 32 45 31 37

Mean 73.6 22.2 39.2 48.3 38.1 40.8



TREND: How do you feel about George W. Bush?

                        Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006 


0-20 39% 37% 21-40 13 12 41-60 14 14 61-80 15 17 81-100 20 19 DON'T KNOW - - REFUSED - -

<50 52% 50% 50 9 7 >50 39 42

Mean 42.9 44.1



5b. How do you feel about Donald Rumsfeld?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 29% 30% 29% 25% 30% 18% 21-40 15 14 16 13 18 14 41-60 19 18 20 21 18 21 61-80 16 18 14 21 19 22 81-100 9 12 6 12 8 15 DON'T KNOW 12 8 16 9 8 10 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 47% 47% 47% 40% 50% 35% 50 11 10 11 11 9 12 >50 31 36 26 40 32 44 Mean 41.5 43.6 39.4 47.3 41.1 51.9



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 9% 44% 30% 24% 33% 32% 21-40 9 20 16 16 16 14 41-60 25 14 20 20 20 17 61-80 30 7 14 18 12 17 81-100 22 2 6 10 7 7 DON'T KNOW 5 14 14 12 12 13 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 21% 66% 49% 42% 51% 48% 50 14 8 11 10 12 10 >50 60 12 27 37 25 30 Mean 62.2 26.9 38.3 45.6 38.3 39.6



TREND: How do you feel about Donald Rumsfeld?

                        Jun 5
                        2006


0-20 29% 21-40 15 41-60 19 61-80 16 81-100 9 DON'T KNOW 12 REFUSED - <50 47% 50 11 >50 31

Mean 41.5



5c. How do you feel about Hillary Clinton?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 28% 33% 24% 38% 31% 46% 21-40 11 13 9 16 11 14 41-60 17 15 19 16 19 15 61-80 22 22 21 15 22 12 81-100 20 14 24 13 16 11 DON'T KNOW 2 2 2 3 2 2 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 41% 48% 35% 55% 45% 61% 50 9 8 11 9 10 10 >50 47 42 52 34 44 27 Mean 49.9 44.8 54.7 40.2 46.8 35.3



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 57% 7% 26% 32% 25% 26% 21-40 17 4 13 13 11 11 41-60 13 16 21 18 15 20 61-80 7 35 22 17 27 21 81-100 4 36 16 18 20 21 DON'T KNOW 2 2 2 2 2 2 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 76% 12% 42% 46% 37% 40% 50 7 8 11 11 7 10 >50 15 78 45 41 54 48 Mean 25.2 72.0 48.9 46.1 53.4 51.2



TREND: How do you feel about Hillary Clinton?

                        Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006


0-20 28% 29% 21-40 11 11 41-60 17 17 61-80 22 20 81-100 20 22 DON'T KNOW 2 2 REFUSED - -

<50 41% 41% 50 9 9 >50 47 48

Mean 49.9 50.4



5d. How do you feel about John McCain?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 10% 12% 9% 10% 11% 9% 21-40 11 11 11 10 12 11 41-60 26 25 27 28 24 25 61-80 24 27 21 27 24 27 81-100 11 13 9 10 17 10 DON'T KNOW 17 11 23 15 11 19 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 23% 25% 21% 21% 23% 21% 50 15 13 17 16 16 15 >50 45 51 39 48 50 45

Mean 56.0 56.7 55.2 56.9 58.0 57.0



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 11% 21-40 10 11 12 11 10 12 41-60 26 29 25 27 25 26 61-80 25 25 23 25 24 23 81-100 18 5 12 10 12 12 DON'T KNOW 10 18 19 17 19 16 REFUSED - - - - - 1 <50 22% 24% 23% 23% 21% 24% 50 14 17 14 16 15 15 >50 54 40 44 44 45 45 Mean 59.3 53.5 56.4 55.4 57.0 55.6



TREND: How do you feel about John McCain?

                        Jun 5   Mar 
                        2006    2006


0-20 10% 9% 21-40 11 9 41-60 26 25 61-80 24 26 81-100 11 14 DON'T KNOW 17 16 REFUSED - -

<50 23% 20% 50 15 14 >50 45 51

Mean 56.0 59.7



5e. How do you feel about John Kerry?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 26% 28% 23% 34% 24% 39% 21-40 17 17 16 19 16 20 41-60 23 23 23 22 23 19 61-80 18 20 17 13 21 9 81-100 10 8 11 8 11 6 DON'T KNOW 6 3 9 5 5 7 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 44% 48% 41% 53% 43% 59% 50 12 11 13 14 12 13 >50 37 37 37 27 40 21 Mean 45.2 43.3 46.9 38.7 46.7 33.9



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 50% 10% 21% 29% 24% 23% 21-40 24 10 18 19 15 15 41-60 15 24 28 21 25 22 61-80 4 31 18 16 19 22 81-100 3 18 8 8 11 10 DON'T KNOW 4 7 6 7 5 7 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 76% 21% 42% 49% 41% 41% 50 8 14 14 12 13 10 >50 12 58 38 32 40 41 Mean 25.8 61.0 46.4 41.6 47.0 47.7



TREND: How do you feel about John Kerry?

Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006

0-20 26% 25% 21-40 17 16 41-60 23 24 61-80 18 21 81-100 10 9 DON'T KNOW 6 6 REFUSED - -

<50 44% 43% 50 12 13 >50 37 39

Mean 45.2 46.3



5f. How do you feel about Rudy Giuliani?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 8% 9% 8% 6% 7% 5% 21-40 9 9 8 7 6 7 41-60 20 19 21 22 21 22 61-80 29 33 26 31 33 33 81-100 21 22 20 21 27 22 DON'T KNOW 13 9 16 12 6 11 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 19% 20% 17% 15% 16% 15% 50 11 10 12 13 10 11 >50 58 61 55 61 68 63 Mean 63.5 63.4 63.6 65.3 67.4 66.2



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 3% 11% 10% 8% 10% 7% 21-40 3 12 11 5 11 10 41-60 17 23 21 20 22 19 61-80 36 25 28 32 27 29 81-100 32 15 19 21 21 20 DON'T KNOW 10 14 11 14 10 15 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 6% 26% 23% 14% 24% 19% 50 8 13 10 12 11 10 >50 75 47 55 60 56 56 Mean 73.5 57.5 61.1 65.4 61.3 63.1



TREND: How do you feel about Rudy Giuliani?

                        Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006


0-20 8% 8% 21-40 9 7 41-60 20 22 61-80 29 29 81-100 21 20 DON'T KNOW 13 13 REFUSED - -

<50 19% 17% 50 11 13 >50 58 58

Mean 63.5 63.5



5g. How do you feel about George Allen?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 6% 6% 6% 4% 8% 3% 21-40 5 5 5 3 5 4 41-60 10 13 7 10 11 8 61-80 5 7 3 5 3 5 81-100 2 3 1 4 2 4 DON'T KNOW 72 66 77 74 70 76 REFUSED 1 - 1 - 1 - <50 11% 11% 11% 8% 14% 7% 50 6 8 5 6 8 6 >50 10 14 6 12 8 11 Mean 46.8 50.0 42.4 52.2 40.9 54.6



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 3% 7% 6% 5% 6% 6% 21-40 3 5 6 5 4 5 41-60 10 8 13 12 10 8 61-80 6 5 4 7 4 3 81-100 5 - 1 3 1 2 DON'T KNOW 72 73 70 68 74 74 REFUSED 1 1 - - 1 1 <50 7% 13% 13% 10% 11% 13% 50 6 6 8 7 6 5 >50 15 7 9 13 8 8 Mean 58.4 40.3 44.6 50.9 43.9 42.8



TREND: How do you feel about George Allen?

                        Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006


0-20 6% 4% 21-40 5 5 41-60 10 9 61-80 5 5 81-100 2 2 DON'T KNOW 72 74 REFUSED 1 -

<50 11% 10% 50 6 6 >50 10 9

Mean 46.8 48.6



5h. How do you feel about Russ Feingold?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 9% 11% 7% 10% 8% 10% 21-40 7 7 7 9 8 9 41-60 12 13 10 11 12 10 61-80 6 9 3 5 5 3 81-100 3 4 3 3 4 2 DON'T KNOW 62 56 68 61 62 65 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 - 1 <50 17% 20% 15% 20% 18% 20% 50 8 7 8 8 7 7 >50 12 17 8 11 13 7 Mean 45.1 46.4 43.4 42.8 44.4 39.5



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 12% 6% 9% 8% 8% 10% 21-40 9 8 7 8 5 9 41-60 15 9 12 12 10 13 61-80 3 7 7 5 5 7 81-100 1 5 4 2 2 6 DON'T KNOW 58 64 62 64 68 55 REFUSED 1 1 - 1 - 1 <50 23% 13% 18% 17% 15% 20% 50 9 7 7 8 6 8 >50 8 15 13 10 10 16 Mean 36.7 51.4 45.8 42.9 44.2 47.7



TREND: How do you feel about Russ Feingold?

                        Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006


0-20 9% 5% 21-40 7 6 41-60 12 13 61-80 6 6 81-100 3 2 DON'T KNOW 62 67 REFUSED 1 1

<50 17% 12% 50 8 8 >50 12 13

Mean 45.1 49.0



5i. How do you feel about Bill Frist?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 13% 15% 12% 10% 17% 6% 21-40 10 9 12 10 10 10 41-60 14 17 11 16 14 15 61-80 9 13 5 12 7 13 81-100 2 3 2 3 3 4 DON'T KNOW 51 43 58 49 50 51 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 26% 26% 25% 22% 30% 18% 50 7 9 6 8 6 7 >50 16 22 10 21 14 23 Mean 41.8 44.2 38.7 47.7 38.5 51.6



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 6% 20% 12% 13% 14% 13% 21-40 9 12 12 9 9 15 41-60 19 9 15 17 13 11 61-80 14 6 8 11 7 8 81-100 5 - 2 3 1 2 DON'T KNOW 46 53 52 48 55 51 REFUSED 1 - - - 1 - <50 17% 33% 26% 24% 25% 29% 50 9 6 7 8 7 5 >50 27 8 14 20 12 15 Mean 53.7 31.2 40.9 44.7 39.2 40.0



TREND: How do you feel about Bill Frist?

Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006

0-20 13% 12% 21-40 10 10 41-60 14 15 61-80 9 10 81-100 2 3 DON'T KNOW 51 50 REFUSED - -

<50 26% 23% 50 7 9 >50 16 17

Mean 41.8 44.1



5j. How do you feel about Mark Warner?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 5% 6% 4% 5% 5% 5% 21-40 5 5 5 5 6 5 41-60 11 12 10 9 11 9 61-80 5 7 4 6 4 5 81-100 2 1 2 1 2 1 DON'T KNOW 72 69 75 73 71 74 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1 <50 11% 12% 10% 10% 13% 11% 50 6 7 5 6 6 6 >50 10 11 10 10 10 8 Mean 47.1 46.2 48.1 47.4 46.5 46.2



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 5% 6% 6% 7% 5% 4% 21-40 4 6 5 4 6 5 41-60 11 11 10 12 9 10 61-80 3 6 6 7 4 4 81-100 2 2 1 3 1 1 DON'T KNOW 73 69 72 68 74 74 REFUSED 2 1 - 1 1 1 <50 9% 13% 11% 11% 12% 10% 50 7 6 6 7 6 5 >50 9 11 11 13 7 10 Mean 46.8 47.5 46.6 48.9 43.4 47.9



TREND: How do you feel about Mark Warner?

                        Jun 5   Mar 6 
                        2006    2006


0-20 5% 4% 21-40 5 5 41-60 11 11 61-80 5 6 81-100 2 2 DON'T KNOW 72 72 REFUSED 1 1

<50 11% 9% 50 6 7 >50 10 12

Mean 47.1 50.7



5k. How do you feel about Barack Obama?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 7% 9% 5% 7% 7% 8% 21-40 6 8 4 8 6 7 41-60 9 10 8 8 9 7 61-80 13 14 12 10 14 7 81-100 10 9 11 8 7 4 DON'T KNOW 55 50 60 58 56 68 REFUSED - - - - 1 - <50 13% 17% 10% 16% 14% 15% 50 5 5 4 5 4 4 >50 26 27 25 21 25 13 Mean 58.4 54.8 62.6 53.9 55.6 46.5



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 13% 3% 6% 8% 7% 4% 21-40 8 3 6 7 5 6 41-60 10 9 9 8 9 9 61-80 9 17 14 12 15 11 81-100 2 18 8 7 12 12 DON'T KNOW 58 51 57 58 51 56 REFUSED 1 - 1 - - 1 <50 22% 6% 12% 15% 13% 11% 50 5 4 5 5 4 5 >50 14 39 25 22 31 27 Mean 42.0 71.3 59.2 53.8 61.6 61.3



TREND: How do you feel about Barack Obama?

                        Jun 5   Mar 
                        2006    2006


0-20 7% 6% 21-40 6 5 41-60 9 9 61-80 13 11 81-100 10 10 DON'T KNOW 55 59 REFUSED - -

<50 13% 11% 50 5 5 >50 26 25

Mean 58.4 59.9



5L. How do you feel about Joe Biden?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 8% 10% 6% 9% 11% 10% 21-40 9 10 7 10 11 9 41-60 14 16 13 16 18 13 61-80 10 13 8 9 12 9 81-100 3 3 3 3 6 2 DON'T KNOW 55 49 62 54 43 57 REFUSED - - 1 - - - <50 18% 22% 15% 20% 22% 21% 50 7 6 8 9 7 7 >50 19 23 15 17 28 14 Mean 48.8 48.2 49.4 46.4 49.9 43.7



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 14% 4% 7% 8% 8% 8% 21-40 10 7 10 10 9 8 41-60 16 13 16 15 13 15 61-80 6 14 10 9 11 11 81-100 2 5 3 3 3 4 DON'T KNOW 52 56 56 56 57 52 REFUSED - 1 - - - 1 <50 26% 13% 19% 19% 19% 17% 50 7 8 7 7 6 8 >50 14 23 19 18 18 22 Mean 39.7 56.3 48.5 47.6 48.1 51.0



TREND: How do you feel about Joe Biden?

Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006

0-20 8% 9% 21-40 9 9 41-60 14 17 61-80 10 10 81-100 3 2 DON'T KNOW 55 53 REFUSED - -

<50 18% 19% 50 7 9 >50 19 19

Mean 48.8 47.5



5m. How do you feel about Evan Bayh?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 5% 5% 4% 5% 6% 4% 21-40 5 6 5 4 8 6 41-60 9 9 8 12 7 12 61-80 6 7 4 4 5 4 81-100 2 2 1 2 2 1 DON'T KNOW 74 69 78 72 72 72 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 - <50 11% 11% 10% 10% 15% 11% 50 5 5 5 7 4 7 >50 10 13 7 10 8 9 Mean 47.9 50.0 45.3 48.9 44.0 47.1



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 4% 5% 5% 6% 4% 5% 21-40 5 6 5 7 4 4 41-60 10 6 9 11 6 8 61-80 4 8 5 8 3 5 81-100 - 3 2 3 - 2 DON'T KNOW 75 71 73 65 81 76 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1 <50 11% 11% 11% 13% 10% 9% 50 6 3 6 7 2 6 >50 7 13 10 14 6 9 Mean 44.0 50.5 47.7 49.7 43.3 48.2



TREND: How do you feel about Evan Bayh?

Jun 5 2006

0-20 5% 21-40 5 41-60 9 61-80 6 81-100 2 DON'T KNOW 74 REFUSED 1

<50 11% 50 5 >50 10

Mean 47.9



5n. How do you feel about Mitt Romney?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 6% 7% 6% 5% 7% 5% 21-40 6 6 5 7 7 5 41-60 12 15 9 11 14 10 61-80 6 8 4 8 7 5 81-100 2 3 2 3 3 2 DON'T KNOW 67 60 73 66 63 72 REFUSED 1 1 - 1 - 1 <50 13% 15% 11% 12% 14% 11% 50 8 10 6 7 10 6 >50 11 14 9 14 13 10 Mean 47.5 48.3 46.3 51.5 47.0 47.3



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 5% 7% 6% 5% 7% 7% 21-40 4 7 7 6 6 5 41-60 12 12 12 12 12 12 61-80 8 4 6 7 5 6 81-100 4 1 3 3 3 2 DON'T KNOW 65 68 66 66 67 68 REFUSED 2 - - 1 - - <50 9% 15% 14% 12% 13% 13% 50 8 10 7 9 9 7 >50 16 6 13 11 11 11 Mean 54.7 40.1 49.2 49.4 46.8 45.6



TREND: How do you feel about Mitt Romney?

                        Jun 5
                        2006 


0-20 6% 21-40 6 41-60 12 61-80 6 81-100 2 DON'T KNOW 67 REFUSED 1

<50 13% 50 8 >50 11

Mean 47.5



5o. How do you feel about John Edwards?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 15% 19% 11% 19% 15% 20% 21-40 14 14 14 14 13 14 41-60 24 22 26 24 26 22 61-80 19 21 17 19 20 14 81-100 7 7 8 5 8 5 DON'T KNOW 21 18 24 19 18 24 REFUSED - - 1 - 1 - <50 31% 35% 27% 36% 30% 37% 50 12 10 14 13 14 12 >50 35 36 34 32 37 27 Mean 49.4 47.4 51.5 46.1 50.0 43.8



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 27% 5% 13% 16% 13% 15% 21-40 18 9 15 12 15 13 41-60 23 25 26 26 23 24 61-80 9 27 18 17 19 20 81-100 2 10 8 7 6 8 DON'T KNOW 19 22 19 20 24 19 REFUSED 1 1 - - 1 1 <50 47% 16% 32% 31% 29% 32% 50 15 11 13 14 12 10 >50 18 50 37 34 34 38 Mean 35.9 60.8 50.3 48.5 49.6 50.7



TREND: How do you feel about John Edwards?

                        Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006


0-20 15% 14% 21-40 14 12 41-60 24 26 61-80 19 20 81-100 7 7 DON'T KNOW 21 20 REFUSED - -

<50 31% 28% 50 12 15 >50 35 36

Mean 49.4 50.8



5p. How do you feel about Al Gore?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 28% 31% 26% 40% 27% 43% 21-40 14 15 13 15 15 13 41-60 21 19 23 17 22 19 61-80 22 23 22 18 20 13 81-100 11 11 12 7 14 7 DON'T KNOW 3 1 4 3 3 5 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 45% 49% 41% 57% 46% 57% 50 12 9 14 10 9 11 >50 40 41 40 30 42 26 Mean 45.7 44.4 47.0 37.4 46.9 35.5



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 55% 8% 27% 31% 25% 29% 21-40 20 8 15 14 13 14 41-60 12 25 25 23 19 21 61-80 8 33 22 18 27 22 81-100 2 22 9 10 12 11 DON'T KNOW 3 3 1 3 3 2 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 76% 20% 45% 48% 40% 46% 50 7 14 14 14 11 11 >50 14 64 40 35 46 41 Mean 24.5 63.6 45.7 42.9 49.2 45.7



TREND: How do you feel about Al Gore?

Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006

0-20 28% 29% 21-40 14 17 41-60 21 23 61-80 22 18 81-100 11 9 DON'T KNOW 3 3 REFUSED - -

<50 45% 48% 50 12 14 >50 40 35

Mean 45.7 43.2



5q. How do you feel about Condoleezza Rice?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 19% 18% 19% 14% 18% 13% 21-40 10 11 10 8 11 7 41-60 17 16 18 14 20 13 61-80 23 24 22 28 20 29 81-100 21 24 19 27 23 29 DON'T KNOW 9 7 11 8 8 9 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 31% 30% 31% 23% 30% 20% 50 10 8 12 8 12 8 >50 50 54 46 60 49 62 Mean 56.1 57.5 54.7 62.9 56.3 64.6



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 5% 30% 19% 18% 21% 18% 21-40 3 15 13 8 11 12 41-60 12 22 17 15 18 18 61-80 29 18 25 27 24 18 81-100 45 9 15 24 17 22 DON'T KNOW 6 7 11 8 9 12 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 9% 47% 33% 27% 35% 32% 50 7 12 10 10 9 11 >50 78 34 46 55 47 45 Mean 75.8 43.0 53.1 59.1 53.0 54.9



TREND: How do you feel about Condoleezza Rice?

                        Jun 5   Mar 
                        2006    2006


0-20 19% 17% 21-40 10 10 41-60 17 19 61-80 23 23 81-100 21 21 DON'T KNOW 9 10 REFUSED - -

<50 31% 29% 50 10 11 >50 50 50

Mean 56.1 57.1



5r. How do you feel about Dick Cheney?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 36% 33% 38% 25% 35% 19% 21-40 15 14 16 13 18 13 41-60 18 18 17 21 15 21 61-80 17 20 14 21 19 25 81-100 10 12 8 15 10 18 DON'T KNOW 5 3 7 5 3 4 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 52% 48% 55% 40% 53% 32% 50 10 10 10 12 7 13 >50 34 38 29 44 37 51 Mean 40.5 43.7 37.4 48.7 40.9 54.4



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 9% 54% 39% 28% 40% 41% 21-40 7 22 17 14 17 14 41-60 23 12 20 21 18 14 61-80 34 7 12 20 14 15 81-100 24 2 7 12 8 10 DON'T KNOW 3 3 5 5 4 6 REFUSED - - - - - - <50 17% 77% 57% 44% 57% 56% 50 10 9 10 11 11 8 >50 69 11 28 41 28 30 Mean 65.2 24.2 36.6 46.0 36.6 37.7



TREND: How do you feel about Dick Cheney?

                        Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006


0-20 36% 36% 21-40 15 14 41-60 18 18 61-80 17 18 81-100 10 11 DON'T KNOW 5 3 REFUSED - -

<50 52% 51% 50 10 10 >50 34 36

Mean 40.5 41.0



5s. How do you feel about Christopher Dodd?

                                          Wht   Wht   Wht Evangl/BrnAgain
                        Tot   Men   Wom   Prot  Cath  Christians


0-20 8% 8% 7% 7% 9% 6% 21-40 6 8 5 7 9 8 41-60 13 16 10 15 14 14 61-80 7 9 6 5 11 4 81-100 1 1 1 2 1 1 DON'T KNOW 64 57 70 64 55 68 REFUSED 1 1 - - 1 - <50 15% 17% 14% 15% 19% 15% 50 7 9 6 8 7 8 >50 13 17 10 12 18 9 Mean 45.3 46.2 44.0 45.4 46.9 42.8



Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 9% 7% 7% 9% 7% 6% 21-40 7 5 8 5 6 8 41-60 12 13 16 13 15 11 61-80 5 10 6 6 11 5 81-100 - 1 3 1 1 2 DON'T KNOW 66 64 60 65 60 67 REFUSED 1 1 - - 1 1 <50 17% 12% 17% 15% 15% 16% 50 7 7 10 8 7 7 >50 9 16 13 11 18 10 Mean 39.5 48.6 46.7 42.6 48.5 44.3



TREND: How do you feel about Chris Dodd?

Jun 5 2006

0-20 8% 21-40 6 41-60 13 61-80 7 81-100 1 DON'T KNOW 64 REFUSED 1

<50 15% 50 7 >50 13

Mean 45.3