September 5, 2006 - Dem Leaders Barely Known To U.S. Voters, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Slight Thaw In Feelings Toward President Bush
The woman and man who will lead the Democrats in Congress if they take control in November are neither well thought of, nor widely known, to most Americans, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi is in line to become Speaker of the House - the first woman to hold that position and the most powerful woman in the nation - if the Democrats win a majority in November. Sen. Harry Reid would become Senate Majority Leader. But they rate the poorest of 20 political figures - including several potential Democratic presidential candidates - in the latest "thermometer reading" from the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll.

The survey, which asks voters to rate the warmth of their feelings for political leaders, from 0 to 100, also found that Americans' feelings about President George W. Bush have become warmer since the June 5 thermometer survey.

"Although most Americans don't know enough about Sen. Reid or Rep. Pelosi to rate them, those who do generally do not feel warmly toward either Democratic leader," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "But Tennessee Republican Sen. Bill Frist, who is the Senate Majority Leader, doesn't do much better."

"The Democrats should be happy that unlike in many countries where a party leaders' popularity influences legislative elections there is no history of that in the U.S."

"Among Democrats, Pelosi and Reid get thermometer ratings of 56.3 and 51.8 respectively - and much lower among Republicans and independents," Brown added.

The mean scores for each politician with the percentage not knowing enough about the individual to rate him or her:

1) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani - 64.1 (12)

2) Sen. John McCain of Arizona - 57.5 (15)

3) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - 56.8 (7)

4) Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois - 54.9 (54)

5) Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman - 49.5 (17)

6) John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee - 48.5 (22)

7) Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner - 47.7 (73)

8) Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney - 46.8 (69)

9) President George W. Bush - 46.4 (1)

10) New York Sen. Hillary Clinton - 46.1 (1)

11) Former Vice President Al Gore - 45.5 (2)

12) Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee - 45.5 (53)

13) Sen. George Allen of Virginia- 44.8 (72)

14) Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware - 44.6 (53)

15) Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana - 43.6 (75)

16) Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts - 43.5 (6)

17) Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin - 40.5 (66)

18) Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut - 39.8 (65)

19) Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada - 37.9 (65)

20) Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California- 34.7 (53)

"Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who lost the Democratic primary for reelection in Connecticut, ranks higher on the thermometer than any of the Democratic 2008 hopefuls, including Sen. Hillary Clinton," Brown said.

President Bush's 46.4 score compares to ratings of 44.1 in March and 42.9 in June.

Sen. Allen's numbers have dropped more than any other Republican candidate since March, from 48.6 to 44.8, and he now gets the lowest score of any Republican Presidential hopeful mentioned in the poll.

From August 17 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,080 registered voters nationwide. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3 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

2. 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.

TREND: How do you feel about -- ?

                        MEAN SCORE.............
                        Sep 6    Jun 5    Mar 6
                        2006     2006     2006


Allen, George 44.8 46.8 48.6

Bayh, Evan 43.6 47.9 na

Biden, Joe 44.6 48.8 47.5

Bush, George W. 46.4 42.9 44.1

Cheney, Dick na 40.5 41.0

Clinton, Bill na na 56.1

Clinton, Hillary 46.1 49.9 50.4

Dodd, Christopher 39.8 45.3 na

Edwards, John 48.5 49.4 50.8

Feingold, Russ 40.5 45.1 49.0

Frist, Bill 45.5 41.8 44.1

Giuliani, Rudy 64.1 63.5 63.5

Gore, Al 45.5 45.7 43.2

Kerry, John 43.5 45.2 46.3

Lieberman, Joe 49.5 na na

McCain, John 57.5 56.0 59.7

Obama, Barack 54.9 58.4 59.9

Pelosi, Nancy 34.7 na na

Reid, Harry 37.9 na na

Rice, Condoleezza 56.8 56.1 57.1

Romney, Mitt 46.8 47.5 na

Rumsfeld, Donald na 41.5 na

Warner, Mark 47.7 47.1 50.7



2a. How do you feel about - George W. Bush?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 35% 8% 58% 42% 32% 39% 21-40 11 4 18 11 12 11 41-60 12 12 11 14 11 13 61-80 18 27 6 19 22 15 81-100 22 48 5 13 23 22 DK 1 - 1 1 - 1 RF - - - - - -

<50 47% 12% 78% 54% 44% 50% 50 9 8 8 9 8 9 >50 43 79 12 36 47 40

Mean 46.4 74.0 23.0 40.0 48.9 44.2

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 33% 36% 38% 26% 27% 20% 21-40 10 13 11 10 13 7 41-60 11 13 13 13 13 11 61-80 19 19 16 22 21 23 81-100 26 18 21 28 25 39 DK 1 - 1 - 1 - RF - - - - - -

<50 43% 49% 51% 37% 40% 27% 50 8 10 9 8 8 9 >50 48 41 40 54 51 64

Mean 50.3 43.8 44.3 54.8 51.9 63.2

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

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006    2006 


0-20 35% 39% 37% 21-40 11 13 12 41-60 12 14 14 61-80 18 15 17 81-100 22 20 19 DON'T KNOW 1 - - REFUSED - - -

<50 47% 52% 50% 50 9 9 7 >50 43 39 42

Mean 46.4 42.9 44.1



2b. How do you feel about -- Nancy Pelosi?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 20% 34% 6% 18% 27% 14% 21-40 8 6 7 11 8 9 41-60 10 11 9 11 11 10 61-80 6 1 13 5 5 8 81-100 2 - 5 1 2 2 DK 53 47 60 53 48 58 RF - - - - - -

<50 28% 41% 13% 30% 35% 22% 50 6 6 5 7 6 6 >50 13 5 22 11 11 14

Mean 34.7 19.2 56.3 34.5 29.4 40.4

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 18% 21% 20% 23% 20% 23% 21-40 10 7 6 7 6 8 41-60 11 10 10 10 9 9 61-80 5 7 7 5 6 4 81-100 2 3 2 1 4 1 DK 53 51 55 52 55 56 RF - - - - - -

<50 29% 29% 27% 32% 27% 31% 50 7 5 5 7 6 6 >50 10 15 13 9 13 7

Mean 34.4 35.3 34.5 29.9 36.0 27.6

TREND: How do you feel about Nancy Pelosi?

                        Sep 5
                        2006 


0-20 20% 21-40 8 41-60 10 61-80 6 81-100 2 DON'T KNOW 53 REFUSED -

<50 28% 50 6 >50 13

Mean 34.7



2c. How do you feel about -- Hillary Clinton?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 31% 63% 8% 25% 39% 25% 21-40 15 17 10 17 19 11 41-60 17 12 17 17 15 18 61-80 18 6 27 22 14 21 81-100 19 2 37 19 12 25 DK 1 - 1 - 1 - RF - - - - - -

<50 47% 81% 18% 42% 59% 37% 50 10 6 10 10 9 11 >50 43 12 71 48 32 52

Mean 46.1 21.2 68.8 49.2 37.8 53.3

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 34% 29% 31% 43% 33% 45% 21-40 13 16 15 15 11 16 41-60 18 16 16 14 16 13 61-80 12 24 18 16 24 14 81-100 22 16 18 12 14 11 DK - - 1 - 1 - RF - - - - - -

<50 49% 46% 47% 58% 45% 62% 50 10 9 11 7 10 8 >50 42 45 42 34 43 29

Mean 46.0 47.3 45.1 37.8 44.6 34.9

TREND: How do you feel about Hillary Clinton?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6 
                        2006    2006    2006  


0-20 31% 28% 29% 21-40 15 11 11 41-60 17 17 17 61-80 18 22 20 81-100 19 20 22 DON'T KNOW 1 2 2 REFUSED - - -

<50 47% 41% 41% 50 10 9 9 >50 43 47 48

Mean 46.1 49.9 50.4



2d. How do you feel about -- John McCain?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 11% 9% 12% 10% 13% 10% 21-40 8 9 10 5 7 8 41-60 27 27 29 27 28 26 61-80 27 28 26 28 29 26 81-100 12 15 7 12 12 11 DK 15 12 16 17 11 19 RF - - - - - -

<50 21% 19% 24% 18% 22% 20% 50 15 15 16 12 14 15 >50 49 54 44 53 53 45

Mean 57.5 60.2 54.1 59.8 57.8 57.2

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 9% 12% 13% 10% 7% 9% 21-40 8 6 9 9 6 9 41-60 22 27 33 27 27 27 61-80 31 29 21 28 28 28 81-100 11 13 11 11 20 10 DK 19 11 14 14 13 17 RF - - - - - -

<50 21% 20% 23% 20% 14% 19% 50 12 14 19 18 15 16 >50 48 55 44 48 58 48

Mean 58.8 58.9 54.7 57.6 64.4 58.6

TREND: How do you feel about John McCain?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 11% 10% 9% 21-40 8 11 9 41-60 27 26 25 61-80 27 24 26 81-100 12 11 14 DON'T KNOW 15 17 16 REFUSED - - -

<50 21% 23% 20% 50 15 15 14 >50 49 45 51

Mean 57.5 56.0 59.7



2e. How do you feel about -- John Kerry?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 29% 52% 9% 28% 33% 26% 21-40 15 20 10 13 15 15 41-60 20 10 23 27 22 19 61-80 21 9 35 21 22 21 81-100 8 1 16 8 4 12 DK 6 8 7 4 4 8 RF - - - - - -

<50 46% 73% 20% 43% 50% 41% 50 11 5 12 14 11 11 >50 37 14 61 39 34 39

Mean 43.5 24.5 61.4 45.1 40.0 46.7

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 32% 28% 28% 35% 30% 41% 21-40 14 15 14 15 16 17 41-60 19 20 22 16 18 13 61-80 18 25 21 20 21 16 81-100 8 9 7 7 7 6 DK 8 3 7 7 8 6 RF - - - - - -

<50 49% 45% 42% 51% 46% 58% 50 8 13 12 10 13 8 >50 35 39 38 32 33 28

Mean 41.4 45.3 44.2 39.4 42.0 35.4

TREND: How do you feel about John Kerry?

Sep 5 Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006 2006

0-20 29% 26% 25% 21-40 15 17 16 41-60 20 23 24 61-80 21 18 21 81-100 8 10 9 DON'T KNOW 6 6 6 REFUSED - - -

<50 46% 44% 43% 50 11 12 13 >50 37 37 39

Mean 43.5 45.2 46.3



2f. How do you feel about -- Rudy Giuliani?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 10% 4% 14% 12% 11% 9% 21-40 7 4 11 6 6 8 41-60 19 15 24 20 19 19 61-80 29 36 23 29 33 26 81-100 23 32 13 21 23 22 DK 12 8 15 12 8 16 RF - - - - - -

<50 18% 9% 26% 21% 19% 18% 50 10 6 16 8 9 10 >50 60 78 42 59 64 56

Mean 64.1 73.1 54.3 62.5 64.1 64.0

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 10% 11% 10% 7% 8% 5% 21-40 6 7 8 7 4 5 41-60 18 18 21 17 19 18 61-80 29 29 30 38 26 36 81-100 23 27 18 22 35 25 DK 14 9 13 10 8 10 RF - - - - - -

<50 16% 20% 19% 14% 13% 10% 50 10 9 10 10 11 10 >50 60 62 59 66 68 70

Mean 64.7 65.3 62.1 66.9 69.6 69.1

TREND: How do you feel about Rudy Giuliani?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 10% 8% 8% 21-40 7 9 7 41-60 19 20 22 61-80 29 29 29 81-100 23 21 20 DON'T KNOW 12 13 13 REFUSED - - -

<50 18% 19% 17% 50 10 11 13 >50 60 58 58

Mean 64.1 63.5 63.5



2g. How do you feel about -- George Allen?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 7% 6% 7% 8% 7% 7% 21-40 4 2 6 3 6 2 41-60 10 12 6 12 12 8 61-80 5 5 5 5 5 4 81-100 2 4 2 - 3 2 DK 72 70 74 71 68 77 RF - - - 1 - 1

<50 11% 9% 13% 13% 14% 10% 50 7 7 4 9 8 6 >50 9 14 8 6 11 7

Mean 44.8 52.4 41.1 39.7 46.3 42.9

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 8% 5% 8% 6% 6% 7% 21-40 4 5 2 2 5 1 41-60 11 9 8 9 16 7 61-80 6 5 3 5 4 6 81-100 3 2 2 2 1 3 DK 67 74 77 75 69 77 RF - - - - - -

<50 13% 11% 10% 8% 11% 8% 50 9 7 5 6 11 6 >50 11 8 8 10 9 10

Mean 45.8 46.3 41.4 48.2 45.7 49.1

TREND: How do you feel about George Allen?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006    2006 


0-20 7% 6% 4% 21-40 4 5 5 41-60 10 10 9 61-80 5 5 5 81-100 2 2 2 DON'T KNOW 72 72 74 REFUSED - 1 - <50 11% 11% 10% 50 7 6 6 >50 9 10 9

Mean 44.8 46.8 48.6



2h. How do you feel about -- Russ Feingold?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 11% 18% 8% 6% 16% 8% 21-40 6 6 6 7 6 7 41-60 8 7 9 11 11 6 61-80 5 2 5 9 5 4 81-100 3 1 6 2 4 2 DK 66 66 65 65 58 72 RF - - - - - -

<50 19% 25% 16% 15% 23% 15% 50 5 5 5 7 7 4 >50 10 5 14 12 12 8

Mean 40.5 28.2 48.3 47.4 39.5 41.8

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 10% 9% 15% 12% 10% 13% 21-40 7 5 7 7 7 6 41-60 10 8 7 8 13 7 61-80 4 5 6 4 4 5 81-100 1 3 5 3 3 1 DK 68 70 59 66 64 67 RF - - - - - -

<50 19% 14% 23% 21% 17% 20% 50 6 5 5 5 10 5 >50 7 10 13 8 9 7

Mean 38.4 43.1 40.6 37.7 41.3 36.3

TREND: How do you feel about Russ Feingold?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6 
                        2006    2006    2006  


0-20 11% 9% 5% 21-40 6 7 6 41-60 8 12 13 61-80 5 6 6 81-100 3 3 2 DON'T KNOW 66 62 67 REFUSED - 1 1

<50 19% 17% 12% 50 5 8 8 >50 10 12 13

Mean 40.5 45.1 49.0



2i. How do you feel about -- Bill Frist?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 11% 4% 18% 10% 11% 11% 21-40 9 5 10 12 9 9 41-60 14 19 9 14 15 13 61-80 8 13 4 8 9 7 81-100 4 9 1 3 4 4 DK 53 50 57 52 51 56 RF - - - 1 - -

<50 21% 9% 29% 25% 22% 21% 50 8 12 4 7 9 7 >50 17 28 9 15 19 16

Mean 45.5 60.5 32.3 43.7 46.6 44.4

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 10% 12% 12% 11% 9% 7% 21-40 7 12 9 7 9 4 41-60 17 11 13 14 13 14 61-80 9 8 7 12 9 11 81-100 7 3 3 5 4 8 DK 51 54 56 51 58 56 RF - - - - - -

<50 19% 24% 22% 18% 18% 12% 50 9 7 7 8 5 7 >50 21 15 15 23 19 25

Mean 50.0 42.1 42.8 50.1 48.0 56.5

TREND: How do you feel about Bill Frist?

Sep 5 Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006 2006

0-20 11% 13% 12% 21-40 9 10 10 41-60 14 14 15 61-80 8 9 10 81-100 4 2 3 DON'T KNOW 53 51 50 REFUSED - - -

<50 21% 26% 23% 50 8 7 9 >50 17 16 17

Mean 45.5 41.8 44.1



2j. How do you feel about -- Mark Warner?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 5% 5% 6% 5% 6% 4% 21-40 6 5 5 6 6 5 41-60 9 11 9 9 9 9 61-80 5 3 4 7 5 4 81-100 3 3 3 1 2 3 DK 73 74 73 72 72 74 RF - - - 1 - -

<50 12% 10% 12% 12% 13% 10% 50 6 7 6 5 5 6 >50 10 8 10 11 9 10

Mean 47.7 49.3 46.2 47.0 45.6 49.7

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 5% 5% 6% 4% 5% 3% 21-40 5 6 6 4 2 3 41-60 10 9 8 11 12 11 61-80 7 2 3 4 3 3 81-100 4 1 1 2 - 3 DK 68 76 75 75 77 77 RF - - - - - -

<50 10% 12% 12% 8% 9% 6% 50 7 4 5 6 8 7 >50 14 7 7 10 6 10

Mean 54.0 43.2 42.2 50.9 42.4 52.8

TREND: How do you feel about Mark Warner?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6 
                        2006    2006    2006  


0-20 5% 5% 4% 21-40 6 5 5 41-60 9 11 11 61-80 5 5 6 81-100 3 2 2 DON'T KNOW 73 72 72 REFUSED - 1 1

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

Mean 47.7 47.1 50.7



2k. How do you feel about -- Barack Obama?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 10% 16% 4% 10% 15% 6% 21-40 5 8 1 4 7 3 41-60 10 10 6 12 10 10 61-80 10 6 16 10 10 11 81-100 11 2 22 9 11 11 DK 54 57 51 55 48 59 RF - - - - - -

<50 15% 25% 5% 15% 22% 10% 50 5 7 2 6 5 5 >50 26 10 42 24 25 27

Mean 54.9 35.3 73.8 53.4 49.9 60.4

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 11% 9% 11% 10% 12% 9% 21-40 6 4 4 5 5 4 41-60 9 12 9 11 7 8 61-80 9 13 9 9 10 4 81-100 8 14 11 7 10 7 DK 56 49 55 58 55 67 RF - - - - - -

<50 17% 13% 15% 15% 17% 13% 50 6 6 3 6 3 6 >50 20 33 26 21 25 13

Mean 49.7 59.6 55.6 51.3 53.1 47.6

TREND: How do you feel about Barack Obama?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar  
                        2006    2006    2006 


0-20 10% 7% 6% 21-40 5 6 5 41-60 10 9 9 61-80 10 13 11 81-100 11 10 10 DON'T KNOW 54 55 59 REFUSED - - -

<50 15% 13% 11% 50 5 5 5 >50 26 26 25

Mean 54.9 58.4 59.9



2L. How do you feel about -- Harry Reid?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 13% 22% 5% 11% 18% 8% 21-40 6 5 5 7 7 5 41-60 10 10 9 10 12 8 61-80 5 2 7 6 4 5 81-100 2 1 4 1 2 2 DK 65 60 70 65 57 72 RF - - - - - -

<50 19% 27% 11% 19% 25% 14% 50 6 7 4 6 8 4 >50 10 6 15 10 10 10

Mean 37.9 27.0 51.8 40.0 34.2 42.8

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 13% 12% 13% 15% 12% 15% 21-40 7 5 5 5 4 5 41-60 10 12 8 9 10 5 61-80 4 4 7 3 5 4 81-100 2 3 1 2 3 1 DK 63 65 67 66 66 70 RF - - - - - -

<50 21% 18% 18% 20% 16% 20% 50 7 6 4 5 6 3 >50 9 11 11 8 12 7

Mean 36.4 40.6 37.1 33.7 39.7 31.2

TREND: How do you feel about Harry Reid?

Sep 5 2006

0-20 13% 21-40 6 41-60 10 61-80 5 81-100 2 DK 65 RF -

<50 19% 50 6 >50 10

Mean 37.9



2m. How do you feel about -- Evan Bayh?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 7% 8% 6% 6% 8% 6% 21-40 4 5 3 4 6 3 41-60 8 7 8 10 8 8 61-80 4 3 6 4 5 4 81-100 2 2 2 1 1 2 DK 75 75 74 75 72 77 RF - - - - - -

<50 12% 13% 10% 11% 14% 10% 50 5 4 4 6 6 4 >50 9 8 11 7 8 9

Mean 43.6 42.3 49.1 42.0 40.8 46.6

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 8% 5% 8% 6% 9% 7% 21-40 4 6 3 4 5 4 41-60 10 6 8 8 4 7 61-80 4 5 4 4 6 4 81-100 3 - 1 1 1 2 DK 72 77 76 76 74 75 RF - - - - 1 -

<50 12% 12% 11% 10% 13% 11% 50 6 3 5 5 1 5 >50 11 7 8 9 10 9

Mean 45.9 42.7 41.1 44.2 40.6 44.9

TREND: How do you feel about Evan Bayh?

Sep 5 Jun 5 2006 2006

0-20 7% 5% 21-40 4 5 41-60 8 9 61-80 4 6 81-100 2 2 DON'T KNOW 75 74 REFUSED - 1

<50 12% 11% 50 5 5 >50 9 10

Mean 43.6 47.9



2n. How do you feel about -- Mitt Romney?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 7% 5% 8% 7% 7% 7% 21-40 6 6 7 5 5 7 41-60 8 9 6 8 10 7 61-80 7 10 5 7 9 6 81-100 2 3 - 1 2 2 DK 69 66 73 71 67 71 RF - - - - - -

<50 13% 11% 16% 12% 13% 13% 50 6 6 3 7 7 4 >50 12 16 8 9 13 11

Mean 46.8 52.8 39.5 44.8 47.4 46.2

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 6% 7% 7% 6% 6% 6% 21-40 6 7 5 6 7 2 41-60 9 10 6 9 7 7 61-80 7 8 7 8 7 6 81-100 2 2 1 2 3 1 DK 69 65 73 68 70 77 RF - - - - - -

<50 13% 15% 12% 13% 13% 8% 50 6 6 5 5 4 4 >50 12 14 10 14 12 11

Mean 47.5 47.7 44.7 48.6 48.2 48.1

TREND: How do you feel about Mitt Romney?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5
                        2006    2006 


0-20 7% 6% 21-40 6 6 41-60 8 12 61-80 7 6 81-100 2 2 DON'T KNOW 69 67 REFUSED - 1

<50 13% 13% 50 6 8 >50 12 11

Mean 46.8 47.5



2o. How do you feel about -- John Edwards?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 18% 36% 6% 14% 24% 14% 21-40 12 15 7 12 13 11 41-60 23 22 22 27 23 24 61-80 15 10 21 15 15 16 81-100 9 1 20 7 8 11 DK 22 15 25 25 18 25 RF - - - - - -

<50 32% 52% 13% 30% 39% 26% 50 13 13 11 14 14 12 >50 34 19 51 31 30 37

Mean 48.5 33.1 64.8 49.6 44.3 52.6

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 17% 18% 20% 21% 20% 21% 21-40 12 11 14 15 11 16 41-60 23 27 20 21 26 21 61-80 13 14 20 15 17 14 81-100 12 8 7 9 8 8 DK 23 23 19 18 18 20 RF - - - - - -

<50 30% 31% 35% 37% 32% 38% 50 11 17 11 12 13 12 >50 36 30 35 33 37 30

Mean 50.1 48.0 47.3 46.0 47.6 44.9

TREND: How do you feel about John Edwards?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006    2006 


0-20 18% 15% 14% 21-40 12 14 12 41-60 23 24 26 61-80 15 19 20 81-100 9 7 7 DON'T KNOW 22 21 20 REFUSED - - -

<50 32% 31% 28% 50 13 12 15 >50 34 35 36

Mean 48.5 49.4 50.8



2p. How do you feel about -- Al Gore?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 31% 56% 11% 27% 36% 27% 21-40 13 16 8 13 13 13 41-60 19 16 19 24 19 19 61-80 21 7 34 23 20 22 81-100 13 3 25 11 10 16 DK 2 1 3 2 2 2 RF - - - - - -

<50 45% 74% 20% 40% 51% 41% 50 11 10 9 14 8 12 >50 42 14 69 43 39 44

Mean 45.5 24.9 64.5 47.4 41.4 49.2

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 32% 29% 32% 38% 33% 42% 21-40 15 11 13 18 9 20 41-60 19 23 16 16 23 17 61-80 16 23 25 17 20 11 81-100 17 12 11 10 13 9 DK 2 2 2 2 2 1 RF - - - - - -

<50 49% 40% 46% 56% 45% 63% 50 9 14 10 8 10 10 >50 41 44 41 34 43 25

Mean 45.1 47.2 44.5 38.8 44.2 35.2

TREND: How do you feel about Al Gore?

Sep 5 Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006 2006

0-20 31% 28% 29% 21-40 13 14 17 41-60 19 21 23 61-80 21 22 18 81-100 13 11 9 DON'T KNOW 2 3 3 REFUSED - - -

<50 45% 45% 48% 50 11 12 14 >50 42 40 35

Mean 45.5 45.7 43.2



2q. How do you feel about -- Condoleezza Rice?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 18% 4% 30% 20% 19% 17% 21-40 11 4 16 14 12 10 41-60 17 12 20 19 17 17 61-80 26 37 17 26 27 25 81-100 21 38 9 13 19 22 DK 7 5 8 8 6 7 RF - - - - - -

<50 30% 8% 47% 36% 32% 29% 50 10 8 13 9 11 10 >50 53 79 32 47 51 54

Mean 56.8 75.3 42.5 51.9 55.5 58.0

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 14% 19% 21% 14% 13% 12% 21-40 9 13 12 9 12 5 41-60 15 22 16 16 14 15 61-80 29 23 25 31 29 32 81-100 25 19 18 23 23 30 DK 7 4 9 7 9 6 RF - - - - - -

<50 24% 34% 34% 24% 26% 18% 50 10 11 9 10 7 9 >50 58 50 48 59 58 66

Mean 62.0 54.0 53.6 61.2 61.9 66.0

TREND: How do you feel about Condoleezza Rice?

                        Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 18% 19% 17% 21-40 11 10 10 41-60 17 17 19 61-80 26 23 23 81-100 21 21 21 DON'T KNOW 7 9 10 REFUSED - - -

<50 30% 31% 29% 50 10 10 11 >50 53 50 50

Mean 56.8 56.1 57.1



2r. How do you feel about -- Christopher Dodd?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 9% 14% 6% 7% 11% 8% 21-40 8 7 8 10 9 7 41-60 13 13 13 12 16 11 61-80 4 2 6 5 5 4 81-100 1 - 2 - - 1 DK 65 63 65 66 59 70 RF - - - - - -

<50 18% 22% 14% 18% 21% 15% 50 9 10 9 7 11 6 >50 9 5 11 10 8 9

Mean 39.8 32.5 45.5 42.2 38.5 41.3

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 10% 9% 9% 10% 11% 9% 21-40 6 10 8 4 9 4 41-60 15 12 12 14 12 10 61-80 3 5 6 4 4 3 81-100 1 1 - - - 1 DK 65 64 65 68 63 73 RF - - - - - -

<50 16% 20% 18% 14% 21% 14% 50 12 6 8 11 7 8 >50 7 10 9 7 8 6

Mean 39.4 40.3 39.8 38.9 36.3 38.8

TREND: How do you feel about Chris Dodd?

Sep 5 Jun 5 2006 2006

0-20 9% 8% 21-40 8 6 41-60 13 13 61-80 4 7 81-100 1 1 DON'T KNOW 65 64 REFUSED - 1

<50 18% 15% 50 9 7 >50 9 13

Mean 39.8 45.3



2s. How do you feel about -- Joe Lieberman?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 15% 14% 13% 16% 18% 13% 21-40 14 12 15 15 14 14 41-60 27 25 31 27 27 27 61-80 20 25 17 20 20 19 81-100 7 8 3 9 8 5 DK 17 17 20 14 13 21 RF - - - - - -

<50 30% 26% 30% 32% 34% 27% 50 17 14 20 17 15 18 >50 36 43 30 37 38 34

Mean 49.5 52.7 48.0 49.7 48.9 50.2

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 14% 18% 14% 14% 12% 15% 21-40 16 12 13 14 9 12 41-60 25 26 31 28 34 25 61-80 20 21 18 21 25 23 81-100 6 7 7 7 6 6 DK 20 15 17 16 15 19 RF - - - - 1 -

<50 30% 32% 28% 29% 22% 27% 50 14 18 18 16 23 17 >50 36 35 37 39 40 37

Mean 50.0 49.2 49.4 51.0 52.8 50.5

TREND: How do you feel about Joe Lieberman?

                        Sep 5
                        2006


0-20 15% 21-40 14 41-60 27 61-80 20 81-100 7 DK 17 RF -

<50 30% 50 17 >50 36

Mean 49.5



2t. How do you feel about -- Joe Biden?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 12% 19% 5% 10% 15% 9% 21-40 9 12 6 8 11 7 41-60 15 16 15 14 17 12 61-80 9 4 15 8 9 9 81-100 3 1 5 4 3 4 DK 53 48 54 57 45 59 RF - - - - - -

<50 22% 32% 13% 19% 28% 17% 50 8 9 6 9 10 7 >50 17 11 26 16 18 17

Mean 44.6 33.5 56.7 46.2 41.7 47.9

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 12% 10% 13% 14% 13% 15% 21-40 8 8 12 9 9 7 41-60 14 18 12 15 15 12 61-80 8 9 10 9 10 4 81-100 2 4 4 4 4 4 DK 56 52 49 50 50 59 RF - - - - - -

<50 21% 19% 26% 24% 21% 22% 50 7 10 7 9 10 8 >50 15 20 18 18 19 12

Mean 42.2 47.7 44.1 43.1 45.4 39.6

TREND: How do you feel about Joe Biden?

Sep 5 Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006 2006

0-20 12% 8% 9% 21-40 9 9 9 41-60 15 14 17 61-80 9 10 10 81-100 3 3 2 DON'T KNOW 53 55 53 REFUSED - - -

<50 22% 18% 19% 50 8 7 9 >50 17 19 19

Mean 44.6 48.8 47.5