April 12, 2012 - Obama Tops Romney-Christie In New Jersey, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Mendendez Has 9-Point Lead Over Little Known Opponent

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President Barack Obama leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 49 - 40 percent in the New Jersey presidential race, a lead that shrinks to 49 - 42 percent if Gov. Christopher Christie runs as Romney's vice presidential pick, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

There is a large gender gap with or without Gov. Christie on the ticket. Men would vote for a Romney-Christie ticket 50 - 42 percent, while women would vote for President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden 55 - 35 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Independent voters split 42 - 42 percent.

White voters back the Republican ticket 52 - 39 percent, while black voters go Democratic 89 - 6 percent.

"It's pretty much all over but the shouting in the Republican presidential primaries, but if Gov. Mitt Romney owns New Jersey in June, President Barack Obama takes command in November. This still looks like a reliably blue state," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Gov. Christopher Christie on the GOP ticket as vice-presidential candidate barely trims the Democratic edge. If Christie went all out as a candidate, could he switch the state to his party? The numbers show he'd have to go into overdrive, especially among women and black voters.

"Almost half the state's voters, 47 percent, think it's very likely or somewhat likely Christie will be tapped as VP - but 65 percent agree with his own assessment that he's not right for the job."

New Jersey voters give Obama a 51 - 46 percent job approval and say 51 - 46 percent he deserves reelection. Voters, 52 - 43 percent, have a favorable opinion of the president.

Romney has a split 39 - 37 percent favorability rating.

U.S. Senate Race

New Jersey voters approve 45 - 31 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is doing and say 43 - 34 percent that he deserves reelection.

Menendez leads his little-known Republican challenger, State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, 44 - 35 percent, with support of 79 - 5 percent among Democrats and a slight 38 - 34 percent edge among independent voters. Republicans back Kyrillos 78 - 8 percent.

By a 35 - 27 percent margin, voters have a favorable opinion of Menendez, with 37 percent who don't know enough about him to form an opinion.

For Kyrillos, 79 percent don't know enough about him to form an opinion.

"U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez vs. State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos? At this stage, a single-digit lead for Menendez," Carroll said. "No one knows Kyrillos, but Menendez's numbers are lackluster, to say the least.

"This race could get interesting."

With 51 percent of Republican voters, Romney leads the GOP presidential primary survey, concluded before former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania suspended his campaign. Santorum is at 14 percent with 9 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas U.S Rep. Ron Paul with 7 percent.

From April 3 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,607 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 513 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS....................................
                                                         TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Con    Mod     Yes    No
 
Gingrich              9%     9%     8%    11%     4%    18%     6%
Romney               51     54     48     53     57     47     54
Santorum             14     14     13     16     11     19     12
Paul                  7      8      7      6      8      5      9
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      5      2      6      -      6
DK/NA                14      9     19     12     12      9     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <50K  50-100 >100K
 
Gingrich              7%    10%     6%    10%    10%     5%    15%     7%
Romney               57     49     45     55     60     49     52     56
Santorum             11     15     16     12     12     12     13     16
Paul                 11      5      8      8      3      9      6      7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      2      2      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      5      2      6      4      3      7
DK/NA                 9     16     19     13      7     18     11      8
 
TREND: (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, for whom would you vote? (2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS................
                     Apr 12  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Gingrich              9       9      14      22       5
Romney               51      38      40      29      28
Santorum             14      24      14       1       1
Paul                  7      12      12       6      11
 
Bachmann             na      na      na       3       4
Cain                 na      na      na      12      17
Huntsman             na      na       4       4       2
Perry                na      na       2       3       7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2       -       2       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       4       3       2       2
DK/NA                14      11      13      16      18
 
 
2. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were, Barack Obama the Democrat and - Rick Santorum the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                51%     8%    91%    48%    45%    56%    42%    91%
Santorum             36     83      5     32     41     31     45      2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      3      3      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      1      7      5      3      5      2
DK/NA                 7      4      3     10      6      8      7      5
 
                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                51%    36%    34%    34%    37%    47%    25%    37%
Santorum             38     49     52     52     50     40     61     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      2      3      1      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      5      4      6      5      4      4      6
DK/NA                 5      8      9      6      5      8     10      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Obama                56%    48%    58%    51%    48%    52%    49%    54%    60%
Santorum             34     37     30     37     38     34     35     38     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      2      2      2      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      2      4      5      3      6      2      2
DK/NA                 4      9     10      6      7      9      8      4      1
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rick Santorum the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Apr 12  Feb 29
                     2012    2012
 
Obama                51      52
Santorum             36      34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       4
DK/NA                 7       8
 
 
3. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were, Barack Obama the Democrat and - Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                49%     5%    91%    44%    42%    55%    39%    88%
Romney               40     89      4     39     47     34     50      5
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      2      2      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      -      4      3      2      3      -
DK/NA                 7      3      5     10      7      8      6      6
 
                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                48%    34%    32%    32%    34%    44%    27%    34%
Romney               45     53     56     57     56     44     61     55
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      2      2      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      5      3      3      3      6      3
DK/NA                 4      8      5      6      6      7      4      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Obama                53%    46%    51%    49%    47%    50%    49%    50%    49%
Romney               39     41     35     41     42     37     39     43     44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      1      2      2      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      2      3      3      3      2      1
DK/NA                 5      9     10      7      6      9      8      4      6
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                     Apr 12  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Obama                49      49      48      49      47
Romney               40      39      38      40      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       4       4       3       3
DK/NA                 7       7       9       7       7
 
 
4. Let's say the Democratic ticket is Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president and the Republican ticket is Mitt Romney for president and Christopher Christie for vice president. If you were voting today, how would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama/Biden          49%     6%    91%    42%    42%    55%    39%    89%
Romney/Christie      42     90      6     42     50     35     52      6
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      -      4      1      2      2      -
DK/NA                 6      3      2      9      6      6      5      5
 
                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama/Biden          48%    34%    32%    35%    33%    46%    24%    36%
Romney/Christie      47     55     58     58     59     45     63     56
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      1      2      1      5      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      3      2      2      3      5      2
DK/NA                 4      6      5      5      5      5      3      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Obama/Biden          52%    47%    54%    49%    47%    51%    49%    51%    46%
Romney/Christie      42     43     36     44     44     39     42     44     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      2      1      2      2      2      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      1      2      2      2      2      1      -
DK/NA                 4      7      7      5      6      7      5      4      5
 
TREND: Let's say the Democratic ticket is Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president and the Republican ticket is Mitt Romney for president and Christopher Christie for vice president. If you were voting today, how would you vote?
                     Apr 12  Feb 29
                     2012    2012
 
Obama/Biden          49      49
Romney/Christie      42      43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                 6       5
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            52%     8%    94%    48%    44%    60%    43%    90%
Unfavorable          43     89      5     46     51     37     53      7
Hvn't hrd enough      2      2      -      3      3      2      2      2
REFUSED               2      2      -      4      2      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 12  Nov 16  Oct 13  Nov 19  Jun 12  Nov 19  Jan 25
                     2012    2011    2011    2008    2008    2008    2007
 
Favorable            52      50      47      64      56      64      41
Unfavorable          43      44      47      21      32      21       9
Hvn't hrd enough      2       3       3      11      11      11      49
REFUSED               2       2       4       4       2       4       1
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            39%    70%    13%    41%    45%    33%    45%    16%
Unfavorable          37     11     59     36     34     39     36     53
Hvn't hrd enough     21     17     24     20     18     24     17     26
REFUSED               3      1      4      3      3      4      3      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Apr 12  Nov 16  Oct 13  Sep 26  Jul 5   Apr 19  Jan 25
                     2012    2011    2011    2007    2007    2007    2007
 
Favorable            39      39      35      22      16      16      11
Unfavorable          37      29      31      27      20      16      12
Hvn't hrd enough     21      30      32      49      63      65      76
REFUSED               3       2       1       2       2       3       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Rick Santorum favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            28%    52%     9%    29%    32%    24%    33%    11%
Unfavorable          42     18     58     47     42     43     41     52
Hvn't hrd enough     28     28     29     22     24     31     24     34
REFUSED               2      2      3      2      1      3      2      4
 
 
8. How likely do you think it is that Christopher Christie will be selected by the Republican Presidential nominee to be their Vice-Presidential running mate; very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very likely          11%    12%    11%    10%    12%    10%    11%    12%
Smwht likely         36     44     35     34     34     38     38     25
Not very likely      26     31     23     25     29     24     29     18
Not likely at all    21     11     23     26     21     21     19     39
DK/NA                 5      2      8      4      4      7      4      7
 
TREND: How likely do you think it is that Christopher Christie will be selected by the Republican Presidential nominee to be their Vice-Presidential running mate; very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     Apr 12  Jan 18  Oct 12  Jun 21
                     2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Very likely          11      16      10      10
Somewhat likely      36      39      35      33
Not very likely      26      24      28      28
Not likely at all    21      18      24      24
DK/NA                 5       4       3       5
 
 
9. Christie says that he doesn't have the right kind of personality to be Vice President. Do you agree or disagree with Christie?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                65%    47%    76%    69%    63%    67%    65%    74%
Disagree             30     49     20     26     33     26     31     22
DK/NA                 5      4      5      5      4      6      4      4
 
TREND: Christie says that he doesn't have the right kind of personality to be Vice President. Do you agree or disagree with Christie?
                     Apr 12  Jan 18  Oct 12
                     2012    2012    2011
 
Agree                65      68      74
Disagree             30      26      19
DK/NA                 5       6       7
 
 
10. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Robert Menendez the Democrat and Joe Kyrillos the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Menendez             44%     8%    79%    38%    40%    47%    38%    65%
Kyrillos             35     78      5     34     43     28     43      8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      -      1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      2      3      1      3      2      4
DK/NA                18     13     14     24     15     21     17     23
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Menendez             58%    47%    33%    42%    35%
Kyrillos             19     34     43     31     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      3      2      1
DK/NA                19     16     19     23     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Menendez             45%    43%    41%    42%    47%    44%    45%    46%    36%
Kyrillos             36     35     28     37     37     31     36     35     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      -      1      -      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      1      2      2      3      3      1      2
DK/NA                16     20     29     19     13     22     15     18     18
 
TREND: If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Robert Menendez the Democrat and Joe Kyrillos the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Apr 12  Feb 29
                     2012    2012
 
Menendez             44      49
Kyrillos             35      34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                18      14
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Robert Menendez favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            35%     9%    60%    32%    34%    37%    32%    41%
Unfavorable          27     49      4     31     36     18     32      6
Hvn't hrd enough     37     41     35     35     30     44     35     50
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Robert Menendez favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Apr 12  Feb 29
                     2012    2012
 
Favorable            35      38
Unfavorable          27      24
Hvn't hrd enough     37      36
REFUSED               1       2
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Joe Kyrillos favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            14%    25%     6%    14%    18%    11%    16%    10%
Unfavorable           6      2     11      4      8      5      5      9
Hvn't hrd enough     79     72     83     81     74     84     78     81
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      -      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Kyrillos favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Apr 12  Feb 29
                     2012    2012
 
Favorable            14      11
Unfavorable           6       6
Hvn't hrd enough     79      82
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
16. 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              45%    20%    70%    42%    42%    47%    41%    51%
Disapprove           31     56      9     35     40     23     36     14
DK/NA                24     24     21     23     17     29     22     35
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              58%    47%    37%    43%    39%
Disapprove           23     32     37     30     34
DK/NA                19     21     26     27     27
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Approve              45%    45%    42%    43%    49%    47%    48%    43%    35%
Disapprove           32     31     21     33     34     26     34     35     38
DK/NA                23     24     36     25     17     27     19     23     27
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 12  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Feb 29  Feb 20
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012    2008
 
Approve              45      48      42      43      42      48      30
Disapprove           31      31      39      34      35      31      31
DK/NA                24      21      20      23      23      21      39
 
 
17. 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              46%    25%    68%    44%    44%    49%    45%    52%
Disapprove           34     56     11     39     42     26     39     18
DK/NA                20     19     21     18     14     25     15     30
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              56%    51%    38%    38%    43%
Disapprove           23     33     42     34     38
DK/NA                21     15     20     29     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Approve              47%    46%    43%    48%    46%    46%    52%    48%    47%
Disapprove           35     33     20     35     39     29     35     36     35
DK/NA                19     20     37     17     15     26     13     16     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High approve also 55% Sep 1999 & Jul 1999)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 12  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Jul 27  Feb 20
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2000*   2008
 
Approve              46      49      42      45      46      55      39
Disapprove           34      36      43      38      37      22      31
DK/NA                20      15      15      17      17      23      29
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              51%    11%    91%    46%    44%    58%    43%    85%
Disapprove           46     88      7     50     54     38     55      8
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      2      4      2      7
 
                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              49%    39%    38%    37%    37%    49%    34%    39%
Disapprove           49     59     60     62     62     49     65     59
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Approve              54%    50%    60%    49%    50%    55%    53%    52%    50%
Disapprove           43     47     37     48     48     42     46     45     46
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      2      3      1      3      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 12  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Jun 10  Oct 13
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2009    2011
 
Approve              51      51      49      48      43      68      43
Disapprove           46      45      48      48      52      25      52
DK/NA                 3       4       3       5       5       7       5
 
 
20. Do you feel that Barack Obama 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         51%     7%    91%    46%    43%    58%    41%    90%
No/Does not          46     92      6     49     54     38     56      8
DK/NA                 3      1      3      5      2      4      3      2
 
                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Deserves         48%    37%    36%    34%    35%    47%    29%    37%
No/Does not          49     60     60     63     63     49     68     61
DK/NA                 3      3      4      2      2      4      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Yes/Deserves         52%    50%    57%    49%    49%    54%    50%    50%    50%
No/Does not          44     47     38     49     48     42     48     48     48
DK/NA                 3      3      4      2      3      4      2      2      2
 
TREND: Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Apr 12  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Aug 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Yes/Deserves         51      51      49      50      47      45
No/Does not          46      44      46      45      48      49
DK/NA                 3       5       6       5       5       6
 
 
21. Do you feel that Robert Menendez 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         43%    15%    71%    39%    39%    46%    38%    58%
No/Does not          34     65      7     37     45     25     40     13
DK/NA                23     20     21     23     16     29     22     29
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes/Deserves         57%    44%    36%    42%    35%
No/Does not          24     36     41     30     38
DK/NA                19     20     23     28     27
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Yes/Deserves         43%    42%    39%    41%    46%    44%    44%    44%    33%
No/Does not          35     34     26     37     36     29     37     38     40
DK/NA                22     24     35     22     18     28     19     18     27
 
TREND: Do you feel that Robert Menendez deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Apr 12  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Aug 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Yes/Deserves         43      48      45      44      40      41
No/Does not          34      34      38      37      38      43
DK/NA                23      19      17      20      21      16
 

Demographic Summary