November 27, 2006 - More Americans Think Well Of Speaker Pelosi, Quinnipiac University National Thermometer Finds; President Is Low On List, But Kerry Is Last
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, who ranked last in Quinnipiac University's quarterly reading of voter sentiment about national leaders September 5, has dramatically improved her standing. But the new Democratic leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, still remains at the bottom in a survey released today.

Republican presidential contenders, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Ariz. Sen. John McCain, and potential Democratic aspirant Sen. Barack Obama continue to get the highest ratings in the latest "thermometer reading" of national leaders by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts ranked last, while President George W. Bush was 15th out of 20.

The survey, taken the week after the Democrats won back Congress, asks voters to rate the warmth of their feelings for leaders on a scale of 0 - 100. Speaker-elect Pelosi's rating has jumped from a 34.7 mean temperature in September to 46.7, slightly behind New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's 49.

"In September, most Americans did not know enough about U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and those who did didn't like what they knew. Now, perhaps because everyone likes a winner, she has increased her standing with the American people. And only about a third of Americans say they don't know enough about her to have an opinion," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the incoming Senate Majority Leader, moved up slightly over the same period, from 37.9 to 41.2 and ranked 19th out of 20," Brown added.

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



1) Rudolph Giuliani - 64.2. (9)

2) Sen. Barack Obama 58.8 (41)

3) Sen. John McCain 57.7 (12)

4) Condoleezza Rice - 56.1 (7)

5) Bill Clinton - 55.8 (1)

6) Sen. Joseph Lieberman - 52.7 (16)

7) NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg - 51.1 (44)

8) John Edwards - 49.9 (20)

9) Sen. Hillary Clinton - 49 (1)

10) N.M. Gov. Bill Richardson - 47.7 (65)

11) Sen. Joseph Biden 47 (52)

12) Nancy Pelosi 46.9 (34)

13) Gov. Mitt Romney - 45.9 (64)

14) Former VP Al Gore - 44.9 (3)

15) President George Bush - 43.8 (1)

16) Sen. Evan Bayh - 43.3 (75)

17) Newt Gingrich - 42 (15)

18) Sen. Bill Frist - 41.5 (53)

19) Sen. Harry Reid - 41.2 (61)

20) Sen. John Kerry - 39.6 (5)



"As we enter the presidential campaign of 2008, Giuliani and McCain clearly are in enviable positions. They are well regarded and most Americans are quite familiar with them. Obama's showing is impressive, but four in 10 Americans still don't know enough about him to have an opinion. Conversely, Sen. Clinton has universal recognition, but only mixed ratings," said Brown

"Former President Clinton remains more popular than his wife and much better thought of by the American public than the current occupant of the Oval Office.

"Whether that aura can be transferred to his wife in a campaign, and whether it would be an asset to her in the campaign, should she run, is the $64,000 question."

From November 13 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,623 registered voters nationwide. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points.

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

2. (INTRO TO Q2a-2t) 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.....................
                        Nov 27  Sep 6    Jun 5    Mar 6
                        2006    2006     2006     2006


Allen, George na 44.8 46.8 48.6 Bayh, Evan 43.3 43.6 47.9 na Biden, Joe 47.0 44.6 48.8 47.5 Bloomberg, Michael 51.1 na na na Bush, George W. 43.8 46.4 42.9 44.1 Cheney, Dick na na 40.5 41.0 Clinton, Bill 55.8 na na 56.1 Clinton, Hillary 49.0 46.1 49.9 50.4 Dodd, Christopher na 39.8 45.3 na Edwards, John 49.9 48.5 49.4 50.8 Feingold, Russ na 40.5 45.1 49.0 Frist, Bill 41.5 45.5 41.8 44.1 Gingrich, Newt 42.0 na na na Giuliani, Rudy 64.2 64.1 63.5 63.5 Gore, Al 44.9 45.5 45.7 43.2 Kerry, John 39.6 43.5 45.2 46.3 Lieberman, Joe 52.7 49.5 na na McCain, John 57.7 57.5 56.0 59.7 Obama, Barack 58.8 54.9 58.4 59.9 Pelosi, Nancy 46.9 34.7 na na Reid, Harry 41.2 37.9 na na Rice, Condoleezza 56.1 56.8 56.1 57.1 Richardson, Bill 47.7 na na na Romney, Mitt 45.9 46.8 47.5 na Rumsfeld, Donald na na 41.5 na Warner, Mark na 47.7 47.1 50.7



2a. How do you feel about Evan Bayh?

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


0-20 6% 7% 6% 7% 7% 8% 21-40 5 6 4 4 6 3 41-60 8 9 7 8 9 8 61-80 5 6 4 5 5 4 81-100 1 1 1 1 1 1 DK 75 71 78 76 70 76 RF 1 - 1 - 2 -

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

Mean 43.3 43.7 42.8 41.9 42.5 39.4

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 7% 6% 7% 7% 5% 7% 21-40 6 4 4 6 4 3 41-60 7 7 9 8 9 6 61-80 2 7 4 6 4 3 81-100 - 2 2 1 1 1 DK 78 73 73 72 75 78 RF - 1 - - 1 1

<50 13% 10% 12% 13% 10% 12% 50 5 4 6 5 6 3 >50 4 12 8 9 8 6

Mean 36.0 49.7 43.4 44.7 45.7 37.9



TREND: How do you feel about Evan Bayh?

Nov 27 Sep 5 Jun 5 2006 2006 2006

0-20 6% 7% 5% 21-40 5 4 5 41-60 8 8 9 61-80 5 4 6 81-100 1 2 2 DON'T KNOW 75 75 74 REFUSED 1 - 1 <50 12% 12% 11% 50 5 5 5 >50 8 9 10 Mean 43.3 43.6 47.9



2b. How do you feel about Joe Biden?

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


0-20 11% 13% 9% 13% 12% 14% 21-40 9 11 6 11 10 10 41-60 13 18 9 13 12 12 61-80 11 14 8 10 10 9 81-100 4 3 4 2 6 2 DK 52 41 63 51 49 52 RF - - - - 1 -

<50 20% 25% 16% 24% 24% 26% 50 7 10 5 8 6 8 >50 20 24 16 16 20 14

Mean 47.0 46.4 47.9 42.3 46.4 40.0

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 19% 4% 10% 10% 9% 14% 21-40 14 6 8 8 8 11 41-60 14 11 15 14 14 11 61-80 6 17 11 9 14 10 81-100 - 8 3 3 5 4 DK 47 55 52 56 49 50 RF - - - - 1 -

<50 34% 10% 19% 19% 18% 25% 50 8 5 10 7 9 6 >50 10 30 19 17 24 19

Mean 33.3 61.5 47.6 46.3 50.6 43.6



TREND: How do you feel about Joe Biden?

Nov 27 Sep 5 Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006 2006 2006

0-20 11% 12% 8% 9% 21-40 9 9 9 9 41-60 13 15 14 17 61-80 11 9 10 10 81-100 4 3 3 2 DON'T KNOW 52 53 55 53 REFUSED - - - -

<50 20% 22% 18% 19% 50 7 8 7 9 >50 20 17 19 19

Mean 47.0 44.6 48.8 47.5



2c. How do you feel about Michael Bloomberg?

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


0-20 8% 9% 7% 9% 7% 10% 21-40 8 8 8 8 10 7 41-60 24 29 19 22 24 20 61-80 13 14 12 10 19 9 81-100 3 3 4 2 4 2 DK 44 37 50 50 35 51 RF - - - - - -

<50 17% 19% 16% 18% 17% 19% 50 15 18 12 14 15 12 >50 24 27 21 18 32 18

Mean 51.1 50.5 51.8 47.5 53.4 46.1

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 9% 7% 8% 9% 6% 8% 21-40 8 8 8 7 10 8 41-60 24 24 25 25 25 22 61-80 10 13 15 10 20 9 81-100 3 4 3 2 5 4 DK 47 43 40 48 34 49 RF - - 1 - - -

<50 17% 16% 19% 17% 17% 18% 50 15 17 14 15 17 13 >50 21 23 27 20 31 20

Mean 48.7 51.9 52.2 48.1 55.5 48.6



2d. How do you feel about George W. Bush?

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


0-20 36% 35% 36% 25% 31% 23% 21-40 13 14 12 11 16 10 41-60 16 16 17 16 19 13 61-80 16 18 14 20 15 21 81-100 18 16 20 26 18 32 DK 1 1 1 1 1 2 RF - - - - - -

<50 50% 51% 49% 38% 48% 34% 50 10 9 11 9 13 6 >50 39 39 39 52 38 57

Mean 43.8 43.6 44.0 53.6 45.1 58.1

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 8% 62% 36% 28% 43% 37% 21-40 4 16 17 14 11 13 41-60 15 11 21 16 18 15 61-80 28 7 15 17 15 16 81-100 43 3 10 23 13 18 DK 1 1 1 1 - 1 RF - - - - - -

<50 14% 79% 55% 44% 55% 52% 50 8 8 14 11 12 8 >50 77 12 31 45 32 39

Mean 72.1 22.2 38.9 49.6 38.1 43.0



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

                        Nov 27  Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006 


0-20 36% 35% 39% 37% 21-40 13 11 13 12 41-60 16 12 14 14 61-80 16 18 15 17 81-100 18 22 20 19 DON'T KNOW 1 1 - - REFUSED - - - -

<50 50% 47% 52% 50% 50 10 9 9 7 >50 39 43 39 42

Mean 43.8 46.4 42.9 44.1



2e. How do you feel about Bill Clinton?

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


0-20 26% 27% 26% 35% 27% 38% 21-40 9 9 9 11 11 12 41-60 14 14 14 14 14 13 61-80 20 20 20 18 21 14 81-100 30 30 30 20 26 20 DK 1 1 1 1 1 1 RF - - - - - -

<50 36% 36% 36% 48% 39% 52% 50 8 7 8 8 10 8 >50 55 56 55 43 50 38

Mean 55.8 55.7 55.8 46.1 53.5 43.1

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 56% 4% 21% 30% 22% 26% 21-40 16 3 8 8 8 11 41-60 15 9 17 13 14 15 61-80 6 27 26 18 22 20 81-100 6 56 26 29 34 27 DK 1 - 1 1 - 1 RF - - - - - -

<50 73% 7% 30% 40% 31% 37% 50 9 4 10 7 6 10 >50 17 88 59 53 62 51

Mean 26.8 80.6 58.3 53.6 60.0 53.7



TREND: How do you feel about Bill Clinton?

                        Nov 27  Mar 6 
                        2006    2006  


0-20 26% 22% 21-40 9 11 41-60 14 16 61-80 20 23 81-100 30 26 DON'T KNOW 1 1 REFUSED - -

<50 36% 34% 50 8 9 >50 55 56

Mean 55.8 56.1



2f. How do you feel about Hillary Clinton?

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


0-20 32% 36% 28% 41% 33% 46% 21-40 9 11 8 10 10 12 41-60 15 17 14 17 17 15 61-80 21 21 21 19 22 16 81-100 20 14 27 11 18 10 DK 1 1 1 1 1 2 RF - - - - - -

<50 43% 49% 37% 54% 43% 60% 50 7 7 7 7 8 7 >50 48 42 54 37 48 32

Mean 49.0 44.2 53.7 39.9 47.9 36.3

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 67% 7% 25% 35% 29% 32% 21-40 13 5 10 10 9 9 41-60 8 16 22 14 16 16 61-80 7 32 24 19 22 23 81-100 3 40 18 20 23 18 DK 2 1 - 1 1 2 RF - - - - - -

<50 80% 12% 39% 48% 39% 42% 50 4 10 8 6 7 9 >50 13 77 53 46 53 47

Mean 20.5 72.6 51.5 46.7 51.9 48.6



TREND: How do you feel about Hillary Clinton?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6 
                        2006    2006    2006    2006  


0-20 32% 31% 28% 29% 21-40 9 15 11 11 41-60 15 17 17 17 61-80 21 18 22 20 81-100 20 19 20 22 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2 2 REFUSED - - - -

<50 43% 47% 41% 41% 50 7 10 9 9 >50 48 43 47 48

Mean 49.0 46.1 49.9 50.4



2g. How do you feel about John Edwards?

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


0-20 16% 19% 14% 19% 18% 20% 21-40 13 15 11 15 11 15 41-60 23 23 23 23 26 21 61-80 19 19 19 15 21 16 81-100 9 9 10 7 7 5 DK 20 16 23 20 18 21 RF - - - - - -

<50 31% 35% 26% 36% 30% 37% 50 11 10 13 11 11 11 >50 38 39 38 33 40 31

Mean 49.9 48.0 52.0 45.4 49.3 44.5

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 30% 7% 13% 17% 15% 16% 21-40 22 6 13 14 11 13 41-60 19 19 30 22 22 24 61-80 8 29 19 16 22 19 81-100 2 19 7 12 10 6 DK 19 20 18 18 20 21 RF - - - - - -

<50 53% 13% 29% 33% 28% 31% 50 11 10 13 12 12 10 >50 17 56 40 37 40 37

Mean 33.5 64.6 50.5 49.6 52.2 47.9



TREND: How do you feel about John Edwards?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006 


0-20 16% 18% 15% 14% 21-40 13 12 14 12 41-60 23 23 24 26 61-80 19 15 19 20 81-100 9 9 7 7 DON'T KNOW 20 22 21 20 REFUSED - - - -

<50 31% 32% 31% 28% 50 11 13 12 15 >50 38 34 35 36

Mean 49.9 48.5 49.4 50.8



2h. How do you feel about Bill Frist?

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


0-20 13% 15% 12% 12% 13% 11% 21-40 9 13 6 8 10 5 41-60 14 16 11 14 14 14 61-80 8 9 7 9 8 8 81-100 3 3 2 4 2 5 DK 53 45 62 54 53 56 RF - - - - - -

<50 24% 29% 18% 20% 23% 16% 50 8 9 7 9 9 9 >50 15 17 13 17 15 18

Mean 41.5 40.7 42.6 45.6 42.2 48.3

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 6% 21% 14% 9% 18% 14% 21-40 7 10 10 8 10 9 41-60 15 9 16 15 13 13 61-80 14 5 6 9 8 7 81-100 6 - 1 3 2 2 DK 53 54 52 56 49 55 RF - - - - - -

<50 13% 32% 25% 19% 29% 24% 50 8 6 10 8 8 8 >50 26 7 12 17 14 13

Mean 55.4 30.0 39.1 47.0 36.9 40.7



TREND: How do you feel about Bill Frist?

Nov 27 Sep 5 Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006 2006 2006

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

<50 24% 21% 26% 23% 50 8 8 7 9 >50 15 17 16 17

Mean 41.5 45.5 41.8 44.1



2i. How do you feel about Newt Gingrich?

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


0-20 25% 26% 24% 21% 23% 19% 21-40 17 18 17 16 25 15 41-60 22 23 21 25 20 24 61-80 14 15 13 16 13 18 81-100 7 8 6 8 7 9 DK 15 10 19 13 12 15 RF - - - - - -

<50 44% 47% 42% 40% 50% 35% 50 12 12 12 14 12 13 >50 29 31 26 33 26 36

Mean 42.0 42.6 41.4 45.7 42.5 47.8

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 9% 39% 26% 21% 30% 23% 21-40 11 18 22 16 18 18 41-60 30 15 23 23 21 23 61-80 23 7 12 17 11 14 81-100 15 3 4 9 4 7 DK 13 18 13 15 15 15 RF - - 1 - - 1

<50 22% 58% 51% 40% 51% 43% 50 15 10 11 13 9 13 >50 50 14 25 33 25 28

Mean 58.9 29.0 38.9 45.9 36.9 42.9



2j. How do you feel about Rudy Giuliani?

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


0-20 10% 12% 8% 8% 8% 9% 21-40 8 7 8 7 8 5 41-60 20 21 19 18 21 17 61-80 31 33 29 32 33 33 81-100 22 21 24 23 25 24 DK 9 6 12 11 5 11 RF - - 1 - - -

<50 18% 20% 16% 16% 18% 16% 50 11 10 11 9 10 10 >50 62 64 60 64 67 63

Mean 64.2 62.9 65.6 66.2 66.7 66.3

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 5% 14% 10% 9% 11% 9% 21-40 3 12 8 7 7 9 41-60 19 22 20 19 21 19 61-80 37 23 32 31 31 32 81-100 30 15 22 23 23 20 DK 7 12 7 11 7 9 RF - 1 - - - -

<50 9% 27% 19% 16% 20% 20% 50 9 12 12 11 10 11 >50 75 48 62 61 64 60

Mean 71.7 56.4 64.1 65.3 63.8 63.4



TREND: How do you feel about Rudy Giuliani?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006 


0-20 10% 10% 8% 8% 21-40 8 7 9 7 41-60 20 19 20 22 61-80 31 29 29 29 81-100 22 23 21 20 DON'T KNOW 9 12 13 13 REFUSED - - - -

<50 18% 18% 19% 17% 50 11 10 11 13 >50 62 60 58 58

Mean 64.2 64.1 63.5 63.5



2k. How do you feel about Al Gore?

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


0-20 32% 35% 29% 41% 31% 42% 21-40 13 13 12 15 12 18 41-60 20 18 22 17 25 13 61-80 19 19 20 17 20 13 81-100 14 15 13 8 11 10 DK 3 1 5 3 1 2 RF - - - - - -

<50 46% 49% 43% 57% 45% 62% 50 10 9 11 9 13 7 >50 41 41 42 31 41 28

Mean 44.9 43.6 46.2 37.1 45.3 36.1

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 61% 9% 28% 35% 27% 33% 21-40 17 6 14 15 13 10 41-60 10 20 27 18 19 23 61-80 6 32 20 19 20 19 81-100 4 27 10 11 19 12 DK 1 5 2 3 2 3 RF - - - - - -

<50 79% 16% 45% 50% 41% 45% 50 6 12 12 9 9 12 >50 14 67 41 37 47 40

Mean 23.2 66.1 44.9 41.9 49.4 43.6



TREND: How do you feel about Al Gore?

Nov 27 Sep 5 Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006 2006 2006

0-20 32% 31% 28% 29% 21-40 13 13 14 17 41-60 20 19 21 23 61-80 19 21 22 18 81-100 14 13 11 9 DON'T KNOW 3 2 3 3 REFUSED - - - -

<50 46% 45% 45% 48% 50 10 11 12 14 >50 41 42 40 35

Mean 44.9 45.5 45.7 43.2



2L. How do you feel about John Kerry?

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


0-20 35% 39% 30% 41% 35% 44% 21-40 14 14 14 15 14 15 41-60 23 21 24 21 26 20 61-80 17 16 18 14 16 12 81-100 7 6 8 4 5 4 DK 5 3 6 5 5 6 RF - - - - - -

<50 51% 56% 46% 58% 51% 62% 50 11 9 13 11 13 9 >50 34 32 35 27 31 23

Mean 39.6 37.2 41.9 34.1 38.4 31.9

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 62% 10% 33% 40% 29% 35% 21-40 16 11 15 13 15 14 41-60 10 28 29 21 24 22 61-80 5 31 15 15 19 17 81-100 3 14 5 7 8 6 DK 4 6 3 5 4 5 RF - - - - - -

<50 80% 23% 51% 55% 46% 52% 50 5 13 14 10 12 10 >50 11 58 32 30 38 33

Mean 20.6 58.8 39.3 36.7 43.0 39.2



TREND: How do you feel about John Kerry?

Nov 27 Sep 5 Jun 5 Mar 6 2006 2006 2006 2006

0-20 35% 29% 26% 25% 21-40 14 15 17 16 41-60 23 20 23 24 61-80 17 21 18 21 81-100 7 8 10 9 DON'T KNOW 5 6 6 6 REFUSED - - - - <50 51% 46% 44% 43% 50 11 11 12 13 >50 34 37 37 39 Mean 39.6 43.5 45.2 46.3



2m. How do you feel about Joe Lieberman?

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


0-20 13% 14% 13% 14% 10% 17% 21-40 13 15 11 12 13 12 41-60 26 27 24 27 23 25 61-80 23 25 22 22 24 20 81-100 8 9 8 8 12 6 DK 16 10 22 17 17 20 RF - - - - - -

<50 29% 32% 25% 29% 26% 32% 50 15 16 14 15 16 14 >50 40 42 38 40 41 35

Mean 52.7 51.9 53.5 51.9 56.2 48.8

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 16% 10% 13% 12% 15% 13% 21-40 14 11 13 13 12 15 41-60 25 27 26 25 27 24 61-80 23 24 23 23 24 23 81-100 9 7 9 8 10 8 DK 13 21 15 19 12 18 RF - - - - - -

<50 31% 25% 30% 27% 29% 29% 50 15 16 15 13 16 16 >50 41 39 40 40 43 37

Mean 51.6 53.9 52.5 53.8 52.3 51.8



TREND: How do you feel about Joe Lieberman?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5
                        2006    2006


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

<50 29% 30% 50 15 17 >50 40 36 Mean 52.7 49.5



2n. How do you feel about John McCain?

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


0-20 11% 10% 12% 9% 9% 11% 21-40 11 11 11 11 14 12 41-60 26 26 26 27 25 27 61-80 27 31 24 29 26 22 81-100 13 16 11 14 17 15 DK 12 7 17 10 9 13 RF - - - - - -

<50 23% 23% 24% 21% 24% 26% 50 13 14 13 13 13 14 >50 51 56 46 56 54 47

Mean 57.7 59.6 55.7 60.2 59.6 57.1

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 7% 14% 10% 13% 9% 10% 21-40 13 12 10 12 10 11 41-60 23 26 29 22 25 30 61-80 29 24 28 28 29 24 81-100 18 8 12 14 13 13 DK 11 16 10 12 14 11 RF - - - - - - <50 22% 27% 21% 26% 21% 24% 50 11 15 15 11 13 16 >50 57 42 54 51 52 49 Mean 62.2 52.5 58.6 57.2 59.2 56.7



TREND: How do you feel about John McCain?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 
                        2006    2006    2006    2006


0-20 11% 11% 10% 9% 21-40 11 8 11 9 41-60 26 27 26 25 61-80 27 27 24 26 81-100 13 12 11 14 DON'T KNOW 12 15 17 16 REFUSED - - - -

<50 23% 21% 23% 20% 50 13 15 15 14 >50 51 49 45 51

Mean 57.7 57.5 56.0 59.7



2o. How do you feel about Barack Obama?

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


0-20 11% 14% 8% 13% 12% 17% 21-40 5 5 5 6 8 6 41-60 12 15 10 14 11 10 61-80 14 16 13 12 15 9 81-100 16 14 18 10 16 8 DK 41 36 45 46 37 49 RF - - 1 - 1 -

<50 17% 20% 14% 19% 20% 24% 50 7 8 5 7 6 6 >50 35 36 35 27 35 21

Mean 58.8 54.9 63.2 52.0 56.4 45.4

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 20% 4% 9% 13% 10% 10% 21-40 10 2 5 6 5 5 41-60 15 11 12 12 13 13 61-80 7 18 18 12 17 14 81-100 3 27 15 14 19 15 DK 44 37 42 43 36 44 RF - - - - 1 -

<50 32% 7% 14% 20% 15% 16% 50 9 5 7 6 8 6 >50 15 51 37 32 40 34

Mean 37.6 74.3 60.8 55.6 62.4 58.2



TREND: How do you feel about Barack Obama?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar  
                        2006    2006    2006    2006 


0-20 11% 10% 7% 6% 21-40 5 5 6 5 41-60 12 10 9 9 61-80 14 10 13 11 81-100 16 11 10 10 DON'T KNOW 41 54 55 59 REFUSED - - - -

<50 17% 15% 13% 11% 50 7 5 5 5 >50 35 26 26 25

Mean 58.8 54.9 58.4 59.9



2p. How do you feel about Nancy Pelosi?

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


0-20 20% 23% 17% 25% 23% 25% 21-40 7 9 6 8 5 10 41-60 14 14 13 13 15 11 61-80 16 17 14 13 16 11 81-100 9 7 11 5 8 5 DK 34 30 38 36 31 37 RF - - 1 - 1 -

<50 28% 32% 24% 34% 29% 36% 50 8 8 7 8 8 6 >50 30 29 30 23 31 21

Mean 46.9 44.3 49.7 39.8 45.7 38.3

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 40% 7% 16% 22% 17% 21% 21-40 13 3 5 9 7 6 41-60 9 15 18 11 16 15 61-80 5 22 19 13 20 15 81-100 2 19 5 8 10 8 DK 31 34 36 37 30 36 RF - - - - 1 -

<50 54% 10% 22% 31% 25% 28% 50 6 7 11 6 9 8 >50 9 49 30 25 36 28

Mean 23.6 66.6 49.5 43.7 50.9 45.8



TREND: How do you feel about Nancy Pelosi?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5
                        2006    2006 


0-20 20% 20% 21-40 7 8 41-60 14 10 61-80 16 6 81-100 9 2 DON'T KNOW 34 53 REFUSED - -

<50 28% 28% 50 8 6 >50 30 13

Mean 46.9 34.7



2q. How do you feel about Harry Reid?

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


0-20 12% 14% 10% 14% 13% 14% 21-40 7 9 5 6 6 8 41-60 9 11 8 8 9 7 61-80 8 9 7 7 6 7 81-100 2 3 2 1 2 - DK 61 54 68 63 62 64 RF 1 - 1 - 1 -

<50 19% 24% 16% 21% 20% 22% 50 5 6 4 5 5 4 >50 14 16 11 11 12 10

Mean 41.2 41.5 40.8 37.2 39.9 35.3

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 21% 6% 10% 13% 10% 14% 21-40 8 4 8 8 6 6 41-60 7 9 13 8 11 10 61-80 3 12 9 8 8 8 81-100 1 4 1 2 3 2 DK 59 65 59 62 61 60 RF - - 1 - 1 1

<50 30% 11% 18% 21% 17% 21% 50 3 5 7 4 6 5 >50 8 19 15 12 15 14

Mean 26.9 54.5 43.4 39.1 45.3 39.4



TREND: How do you feel about Harry Reid?

Nov 27 Sep 5 2006 2006

0-20 12% 13% 21-40 7 6 41-60 9 10 61-80 8 5 81-100 2 2 DK 61 65 RF 1 -

<50 19% 19% 50 5 6 >50 14 10

Mean 41.2 37.9



2r. How do you feel about Condoleezza Rice?

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


0-20 18% 22% 14% 14% 14% 13% 21-40 11 12 11 9 14 6 41-60 19 19 18 18 21 14 61-80 24 24 25 27 22 28 81-100 20 18 23 26 21 29 DK 7 5 8 7 8 9 RF - - - - - -

<50 31% 35% 26% 24% 30% 21% 50 10 10 11 11 11 8 >50 52 50 55 58 52 62

Mean 56.1 53.0 59.1 61.4 57.2 64.4

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 8% 27% 17% 15% 22% 18% 21-40 3 15 16 11 12 12 41-60 13 22 21 18 22 16 61-80 33 17 24 27 21 25 81-100 37 10 15 23 18 19 DK 5 7 7 7 5 9 RF - 1 - - - -

<50 12% 45% 34% 27% 35% 30% 50 6 15 10 11 12 8 >50 77 32 49 56 48 52

Mean 72.3 44.1 53.3 58.9 53.0 56.1



TREND: How do you feel about Condoleezza Rice?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5   Jun 5   Mar 
                        2006    2006    2006    2006


0-20 18% 18% 19% 17% 21-40 11 11 10 10 41-60 19 17 17 19 61-80 24 26 23 23 81-100 20 21 21 21 DON'T KNOW 7 7 9 10 REFUSED - - - -

<50 31% 30% 31% 29% 50 10 10 10 11 >50 52 53 50 50

Mean 56.1 56.8 56.1 57.1



2s. How do you feel about Bill Richardson?

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


0-20 7% 8% 7% 8% 7% 9% 21-40 5 7 4 5 8 5 41-60 12 14 9 12 11 10 61-80 8 9 7 7 7 5 81-100 2 2 2 2 3 1 DK 65 61 69 67 64 68 RF - - 1 - 1 -

<50 13% 15% 12% 14% 15% 15% 50 7 9 5 7 5 7 >50 15 16 14 12 14 9

Mean 47.7 47.5 47.9 45.6 47.3 40.9

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 10% 6% 8% 8% 8% 7% 21-40 8 4 5 5 7 5 41-60 13 10 13 12 12 11 61-80 6 10 8 7 10 7 81-100 1 5 1 2 2 3 DK 63 64 64 66 61 67 RF - - 1 - 1 -

<50 18% 10% 13% 13% 15% 12% 50 7 6 8 8 6 6 >50 11 19 14 12 17 14

Mean 40.9 54.4 47.1 45.9 48.2 49.3



2t. How do you feel about Mitt Romney?

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


0-20 8% 10% 6% 8% 9% 8% 21-40 6 6 6 5 8 4 41-60 12 15 9 12 14 12 61-80 7 8 6 6 8 7 81-100 2 4 1 3 4 3 DK 64 58 70 67 56 67 RF 1 - 1 - 1 -

<50 15% 17% 13% 14% 18% 13% 50 7 9 5 7 8 8 >50 13 16 11 13 17 12

Mean 45.9 46.4 45.2 46.8 46.6 46.4

Rep Dem Ind Red Blue Purple

0-20 7% 10% 8% 7% 11% 7% 21-40 3 7 8 4 8 6 41-60 13 9 14 12 14 10 61-80 10 5 7 6 7 7 81-100 4 1 2 3 2 3 DK 63 67 60 67 58 67 RF - - 1 - 1 1

<50 11% 17% 18% 13% 19% 13% 50 8 6 7 6 8 7 >50 18 10 15 13 14 13

Mean 52.8 39.7 45.9 48.6 41.9 48.3



TREND: How do you feel about Mitt Romney?

                        Nov 27  Sep 5   Jun 5
                        2006    2006    2006 


0-20 8% 7% 6% 21-40 6 6 6 41-60 12 8 12 61-80 7 7 6 81-100 2 2 2 DON'T KNOW 64 69 67 REFUSED 1 - 1

<50 15% 13% 13% 50 7 6 8 >50 13 12 11

Mean 45.9 46.8 47.5