March 12, 2009 - Christie Opens 9-Point Lead Over Corzine In NJ Gov Race, Quinnipiac University New Jersey Poll Finds; Prosecutor's Experience Helps Challenger

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Christopher Christie, the Republican challenger in this year's New Jersey Governor's race, leads Democratic incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine 46 - 37 percent, even though 61 percent of voters don't know enough about the former U.S. Attorney to form an opinion of him, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 44 - 38 percent Christie lead in a February 4 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

In this latest survey, Democrats support Corzine 69 - 14 percent while Christie leads 87 - 4 percent among Republicans and 49 - 31 percent among independent voters. Men back the Republican 51 - 34 percent and women back him 41 - 39 percent.

Corzine leads former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan 41 - 37 percent, even though 77 percent of New Jersey voters haven't heard enough about Lonegan to form an opinion.

Only 44 percent of voters were aware that Christie was a federal prosecutor who successfully forced more than 100 New Jersey politicians to leave office. But 42 percent of voters say that experience makes them more likely to vote for Christie.

Voters say 48 - 36 percent that his background as a prosecutor gives Christie the experience to be Governor. Voters say 49 - 37 percent it is better to have a new face such as Christie than a business man such as Corzine leading the state during the economic crisis.

"There are no good numbers for Gov. Jon Corzine in this poll, and since it was taken before his Draconian budget was released, his numbers could be even worse today," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Chris Christie continues to widen his lead over Jon Corzine in the race for Governor and this poll indicates Christie could become stronger once he gets better known."

"Six out of 10 voters say they do not know enough about Christie to form an opinion and nearly as many say they were unaware he is the federal prosecutor who put more than 100 New Jersey politicians out of office," Richards added. "When told of his record as a prosecutor, about a third of those who did not have an opinion about him said they were more likely to vote for him after hearing about his record."

"But a third of voters, including one in five Republicans, say being a prosecutor has not given Christie enough experience to be Governor. On the other hand, half the voters say that in the current economic crisis the state needs a new face as governor, while only 37 percent say a businessman should lead the state."

In a possible Republican primary, Christie tops Lonegan 40 - 19 percent, with 32 percent undecided.

Voters disapprove 50 - 40 percent of the job Corzine is doing, continuing a six-month string of negative ratings. Independent voters disapprove 54 - 37 percent.

New Jersey voters say 53 - 34 percent that Corzine does not deserve to be reelected. Democrats want him back 61 - 24 percent, while Republicans say no 87 - 7 percent and independent voters turn thumbs down 57 - 28 percent.

Corzine also gets a negative 38 - 50 percent favorability rating. Christie gets a 31 - 7 percent favorability, but 61 percent of New Jersey voters don't know enough about him to form an opinion, unchanged from February 4. For Lonegan, 77 percent don't know enough.

Only 20 percent of New Jersey voters say Corzine's experience on Wall Street helps the state during this economic crisis, while 20 percent say it hurts the state and 56 percent say it makes no difference.

From March 4 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,386 New Jersey registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. The survey includes 436 Republicans, with a margin of error of +/- 4.7 percentage points.

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

1. (If registered Republican) If the Republican primary for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were former prosecutor Christopher Christie, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, Assemblyman Rick Merkt or Franklin Township Mayor Brian Levine, for whom would you vote?
                     Reg
                     Reps
 
Christie             40%
Lonegan              19
Merkt                 1
Levine                3
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2
DK/NA                32
 
TREND: (If registered Republican)If the Republican primary for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Former prosecutor Christopher Christie, Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, Assemblyman Rick Merkt or Franklin Township Mayor Brian Levine, for whom would you vote? (*someone else & wouldn't vote volunteered options not in option list)
                     Mar 12  Feb 4
                     2009    2009*
 
Christie             40      44
Lonegan              19      17
Merkt                 1       2
Levine                3       5
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       -
DK/NA                32      32
 
 
2. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Corzine              37%     4%    69%    31%    34%    39%    30%    74%
Christie             46     87     14     49     51     41     54     14
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      3      2      1      2      -
DK/NA                15      7     16     15     11     17     13     12
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Corzine              53%    42%    27%    34%    28%
Christie             27     41     55     44     59
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1      4      1
DK/NA                18     14     15     17     11
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Sep 17  Aug 12
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008
 
Corzine              37      38      42      42      40
Christie             46      44      36      40      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2       3       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1       1       1       2
DK/NA                15      16      18      16      17
 
 
3. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat and Steve Lonegan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Corzine              41%    10%    75%    32%    39%    42%    34%    77%
Lonegan              37     78      4     42     42     33     44     10
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      4      1      5      3      4      4      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      2      4      3      2      3      1
DK/NA                16      6     17     17     13     19     15     12
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Corzine              59%    47%    30%    36%    32%
Lonegan              21     31     47     38     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      4      4      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      3      3      2
DK/NA                14     18     16     18     13
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat and Steve Lonegan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Mar 12  Feb 4
                     2009    2009
 
Corzine              41      42
Lonegan              37      36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       1
DK/NA                16      18
 
4. Is your opinion of -- Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            31%    49%    13%    34%    36%    26%    36%    11%
Unfavorable           7      3      9      7      8      5      6     14
Hvn't hrd enough     61     47     74     57     53     67     57     70
REFUSED               2      -      3      2      2      2      2      5
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            24%    29%    36%    26%    37%
Unfavorable          14      5      3      8      7
Hvn't hrd enough     60     63     60     65     54
REFUSED               2      3      1      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of -- Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Sep 17  Aug 12
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008
 
Favorable            31      31      22      25      21
Unfavorable           7       7       6       7       7
Hvn't hrd enough     61      61      70      67      69
REFUSED               2       1       2       2       2
 
 
5. Is your opinion of -- Steve Lonegan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            15%    27%     4%    17%    20%    11%    17%     5%
Unfavorable           7      4     10      6     10      5      7     10
Hvn't hrd enough     77     67     86     75     69     83     75     85
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            12%    16%    15%     9%    22%
Unfavorable           5      8      7      7      7
Hvn't hrd enough     83     75     77     83     71
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of -- Steve Lonegan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Mar 12  Feb 4
                     2009    2009
 
Favorable            15      15
Unfavorable           7       6
Hvn't hrd enough     77      78
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
6. Is your opinion of -- Jon Corzine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            38%     8%    67%    33%    36%    40%    31%    62%
Unfavorable          50     86     19     54     53     47     57     21
Hvn't hrd enough      9      4     10      9      8      9      7     15
REFUSED               4      1      4      4      3      4      4      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            53%    45%    32%    35%    25%
Unfavorable          37     40     61     50     65
Hvn't hrd enough      7     12      2     10      8
REFUSED               4      3      5      5      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of -- Jon Corzine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Sep 17  Aug 12
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008
 
Favorable            38      41      42      42      39
Unfavorable          50      49      43      46      46
Hvn't hrd enough      9       7      11       9      10
REFUSED               4       3       4       3       5
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              40%    11%    67%    37%    38%    42%    36%    70%
Disapprove           50     85     21     54     53     48     57     21
DK/NA                10      4     12      9      9     11      7      9
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              55%    46%    33%    34%    32%
Disapprove           37     40     59     55     64
DK/NA                 7     14      8     11      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             Highest Lowest
                                                             Approve Approve
                     Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Sep 17  Aug 12  Apr 18  Apr 26
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008    2007    2006
 
Approve              40      41      43      40      42      51      35
Disapprove           50      50      46      51      48      36      42
DK/NA                10       8      11       9      10      13      23
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              30%    12%    48%    26%    26%    33%    25%    44%
Disapprove           53     76     30     60     62     46     57     40
DK/NA                18     13     23     15     13     21     17     16
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              42%    33%    27%    26%    20%
Disapprove           43     47     58     52     66
DK/NA                15     19     15     22     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             Highest Lowest
                                                             Approve Approve
                     Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Sep 17  Aug 12  Jan 26  Jul 14
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008    2005    2006
 
Approve              30      30      28      24      25      44      20
Disapprove           53      54      51      58      59      31      71
DK/NA                18      16      20      18      16      25      10
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              47%    19%    70%    43%    42%    50%    42%    66%
Disapprove           37     68     12     40     46     29     41     17
DK/NA                17     13     18     17     12     21     17     16
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              61%    48%    48%    42%    39%
Disapprove           26     37     36     33     46
DK/NA                13     16     16     25     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator? (*also 55% on 9/23/1999 & 7/22/1999)
                                                             Highest Lowest
                                                             Approve Approve
                     Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Jun 11  Feb 20  Jul 27  Feb 20
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008    2000*   2008
 
Approve              47      45      50      46      39      55      39
Disapprove           37      38      36      35      31      22      31
DK/NA                17      16      14      18      29      23      29
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              41%    16%    61%    38%    41%    40%    37%    61%
Disapprove           33     56     11     39     42     25     35     13
DK/NA                27     29     28     24     17     34     28     26
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              54%    41%    38%    39%    36%
Disapprove           29     33     33     28     37
DK/NA                18     26     29     33     27
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             Highest Lowest
                                                             Approve Approve
                     Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Sep 17  Aug 12  Feb 4   Feb 20
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008    2009    2008
 
Approve              41      42      38      35      33      42      30
Disapprove           33      30      30      31      34      30      31
DK/NA                27      28      32      34      33      28      39
 
 
13. Looking ahead to the 2009 election for Governor, do you feel that Jon Corzine deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         34%     7%    61%    28%    34%    34%    28%    61%
No/Does not          53     87     24     57     54     52     60     23
DK/NA                13      6     15     15     13     14     11     17
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes/Deserves         47%    39%    26%    29%    25%
No/Does not          39     44     61     59     66
DK/NA                13     17     13     12     10
 
TREND: Looking ahead to the 2009 election for Governor, do you feel that Jon Corzine deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Mar 12  Feb     Nov 19  Sep 17  Aug 12  Feb 20  Dec 11
                     2009    2008    2008    2008    2008    2008    2007
 
Yes                  34      33      37      37      37      32      44
No                   53      54      51      50      50      51      43
DK/NA                13      13      12      13      12      17      13
 
 
14. Since Jon Corzine became Governor in January 2006, do you feel that things in New Jersey have gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Better                8%     3%    14%     5%     8%     7%     6%    11%
Worse                47     69     27     51     51     44     52     23
The same             42     28     55     41     38     45     39     61
DK/NA                 3      1      4      3      2      3      3      4
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Better               14%     8%     5%     7%     5%
Worse                27     42     57     52     58
The same             55     47     36     38     35
DK/NA                 4      3      2      3      2
 
TREND: Since Jon Corzine became Governor in January 2006, do you feel that things in New Jersey have gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                                                             Highest Lowest
                                                             Better  Better
                     Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Sep 17  Aug 12  Feb 28  Mar 12
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008    2007    2009
 
Better                8       9      10      10       9      20       8
Worse                47      45      44      39      39      15      47
The same             42      43      43      47      49      62      42
DK/NA                 3       3       3       4       3       3       3
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling the economy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              31%     8%    55%    27%    33%    30%    26%    54%
Disapprove           56     84     31     60     57     55     61     36
DK/NA                13      8     14     13     10     14     13     10
 
                                          Philly        NoColl College
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Degree Degree
 
Approve              44%    39%    25%    25%    21%    27%    39%
Disapprove           44     47     63     61     69     59     51
DK/NA                11     14     12     13     10     14     10
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                            50-    100-          AGE IN YRS.......
                     <50k   100k   250k   >250k  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              32%    29%    39%    33%    32%    34%    30%
Disapprove           56     61     53     54     50     57     57
DK/NA                13      9      9     13     18      8     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling the economy?
                     Mar 12  Feb 5
                     2009    2009
 
Approve              31      33
Disapprove           56      56
DK/NA                13      11
 
 
23. During this national economic crisis do you think in New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has helped make things better, made things worse, or made no difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Better               12%     3%    22%     8%    13%    11%    10%    24%
Worse                27     47     10     30     27     27     30     11
No difference        57     49     63     59     57     58     56     61
DK/NA                 4      1      5      3      3      4      4      4
 
                                          Philly        NoColl College
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Degree Degree
 
Better               25%    11%     7%    14%     7%    11%    12%
Worse                18     21     34     28     37     30     23
No difference        50     64     56     54     54     55     61
DK/NA                 8      4      3      4      2      4      3
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                            50-    100-          AGE IN YRS.......
                     <50k   100k   250k   >250k  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better               12%    10%    13%    16%    14%    12%    12%
Worse                30     29     22     32     17     29     29
No difference        53     58     63     51     64     56     55
DK/NA                 5      3      3      1      4      3      4
 
 
24. Do you think Jon Corzine's experience as a Wall Street businessman is helping New Jersey during the current economic crisis, hurting New Jersey during the current economic crisis, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Helping              20%     5%    32%    19%    23%    17%    18%    28%
Hurting              20     33      7     22     24     17     22     10
No diff              56     58     55     56     51     61     56     57
DK/NA                 4      4      5      3      2      6      4      5
 
                                          Philly        NoColl College
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Degree Degree
 
Helping              30%    24%    13%    16%    14%    17%    24%
Hurting              16     17     20     24     25     23     15
No diff              51     55     62     54     59     55     58
DK/NA                 3      4      5      6      2      4      3
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                            50-    100-          AGE IN YRS.......
                     <50k   100k   250k   >250k  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Helping              16%    18%    22%    38%    19%    20%    21%
Hurting              20     23     16     22     13     22     21
No diff              59     57     59     40     60     57     53
DK/NA                 5      2      3      -      8      2      4
 
 
25. Did you happen to know that Christopher Christie is the federal prosecutor responsible for putting more than a hundred New Jersey politicians out of office or in jail or weren't you aware of that?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Was aware        44%    55%    32%    47%    54%    35%    47%    37%
No/Was not aware     56     45     68     52     45     65     53     63
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      1      -
 
                                          Philly        Christie Fav. Q4
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Hvn't hrd enough
 
Yes/Was aware        49%    42%    50%    37%    44%    23%
No/Was not aware     51     57     50     63     56     77
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      1      -
 
 
26. Does that make you more likely to vote for Christopher Christie for governor over Jon Corzine, less likely to vote for Christopher Christie over Jon Corzine, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
More likely          42%    69%    21%    45%    45%    39%    47%    18%
Less likely           7      2     15      4      8      6      6     21
Doesn't make diff    45     26     56     45     43     47     42     48
DK/NA                 7      4      8      6      5      8      6     13
 
                                          Philly        Christie Fav. Q4
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Hvn't hrd enough
 
More likely          33%    36%    45%    42%    53%    34%
Less likely          11      8      3      6      6      7
Doesn't make diff    51     47     46     44     36     52
DK/NA                 5      9      5      8      4      8
 
                     AWARE Q25
                     Yes    No
 
More likely          52%    34%
Less likely           6      8
Doesn't make diff    40     49
DK/NA                 3      9
 
 
27. Do you think being a federal prosecutor has given Christopher Christie enough experience to be governor of New Jersey?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  48%    66%    30%    54%    51%    45%    51%    28%
No                   36     20     53     29     37     35     31     59
DK/NA                16     13     17     17     12     20     18     13
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  42%    46%    51%    48%    53%
No                   42     39     31     27     37
DK/NA                16     15     19     25     10
 
 
28. Which is closer to your point of view - During the economic crisis it is better to have a businessman like Jon Corzine as Governor or During the economic crisis it would be a good idea to get a new face like Christopher Christie as governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A businessman        37%     7%    64%    31%    39%    35%    31%    64%
A new face           49     83     22     53     49     49     55     22
DK/NA                14     10     13     16     12     15     14     13
 
                                          Philly        NoColl College
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Degree Degree
 
A businessman        54%    43%    29%    29%    28%    32%    45%
A new face           34     43     55     54     62     54     41
DK/NA                12     14     16     18      9     14     14
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                            50-    100-          AGE IN YRS.......
                     <50k   100k   250k   >250k  18-34  35-54  55+
 
A businessman        35%    36%    43%    40%    43%    38%    33%
A new face           50     53     43     51     51     47     51
DK/NA                15     11     14      9      5     15     17
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's 75 billion dollar plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              58%    26%    82%    56%    55%    61%    52%    94%
Disapprove           34     67     11     35     39     30     39      5
DK/NA                 8      8      7      9      7      8      9      1
 
                                          Philly        NoColl College
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Degree Degree
 
Approve              65%    59%    56%    59%    54%    59%    57%
Disapprove           25     33     36     32     40     33     35
DK/NA                10      7      9      9      5      8      8
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                            50-    100-          AGE IN YRS.......
                     <50k   100k   250k   >250k  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              69%    53%    52%    47%    60%    58%    59%
Disapprove           24     40     38     47     29     36     34
DK/NA                 7      7     10      5     11      6      7
 
                     Home
                     Owners Renters
 
Approve              53%    75%
Disapprove           39     19
DK/NA                 8      7
 
 
35. Some people say that President Obama's plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure isn't fair to mortgage holders who make payments on time. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                63%    83%    47%    67%    66%    59%    67%    42%
Disagree             31     14     47     27     28     33     27     56
DK/NA                 7      4      6      6      6      8      7      2
 
                                          Philly        NoColl College
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Degree Degree
 
Agree                51%    63%    65%    60%    68%    62%    64%
Disagree             41     32     26     30     26     31     31
DK/NA                 8      5      9      9      5      7      5
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                            50-    100-          AGE IN YRS.......
                     <50k   100k   250k   >250k  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Agree                57%    66%    66%    70%    63%    65%    60%
Disagree             37     31     28     30     32     30     32
DK/NA                 7      3      6      -      6      5      8
 
                     Home
                     Owners Renters
 
Agree                66%    53%
Disagree             27     42
DK/NA                 7      5
 
 
36. Some people say that President Obama's plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure will help stabilize home prices for all homeowners in a neighborhood. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                51%    25%    73%    50%    48%    53%    47%    79%
Disagree             40     68     19     43     47     35     45     13
DK/NA                 9      7      8      7      5     12      8      7
 
                                          Philly        NoColl College
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  Degree Degree
 
Agree                57%    52%    48%    53%    46%    48%    56%
Disagree             33     39     43     38     47     42     37
DK/NA                10      9      9      9      6      9      7
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                            50-    100-          AGE IN YRS.......
                     <50k   100k   250k   >250k  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Agree                55%    49%    51%    52%    53%    53%    49%
Disagree             35     46     42     44     36     42     41
DK/NA                10      5      7      4     10      5     10
 
                     Home
                     Owners Renters
 
Agree                48%    60%
Disagree             44     30
DK/NA                 8     10