April 24, 2013 - Dem Gains No Ground In New Jersey Governor's Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Jobs, Taxes, Spending Are Top Issues In Campaign

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With about six months to Election Day, New Jersey State Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democrat challenging Gov. Christopher Christie in the Garden State governor's race, remains largely unknown and essentially is gaining no ground as she trails the incumbent 58 - 26 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 60 - 25 percent lead for Gov. Christie in a March 26 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Today, Christie leads 55 - 27 percent among women, 63 - 25 percent among men, 92 - 3 percent among Republicans and 64 - 18 percent among independent voters. Sen. Buono leads 52 - 30 percent among Democrats.

New Jersey voters approve 67 - 24 percent of the job Christie is doing and say 66 - 26 percent that he deserves reelection. By a 66 - 24 percent margin, voters have a favorable opinion of the governor.

For Buono, 78 percent don't know enough to form an opinion, compared to 79 percent last month.

"She's running an energetic campaign, piling up endorsements, but State Sen. Barbara Buono, who wants to be New Jersey's next governor, hasn't been able to introduce herself yet to New Jersey voters," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Could this be a sweep? Gov. Christopher Christie trounces Sen. Buono and her own party's leaders don't want to let her pick the state chairman. But there's some cheer for Democrats: Voters say 45 - 38 percent, they want the Democrats to maintain control of the State Legislature."

A total of 59 percent of New Jersey voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in the state today, while 40 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied."

Jobs will be "very important" in their vote for governor, 83 percent of New Jersey voters say, while 15 percent say "somewhat important. Other "very important" issues are:
  • Government spending - 74 percent "very important;"
  • Property taxes - 73 percent;
  • Schools - 70 percent;
  • Hurricane Sandy recovery - 57 percent;
  • Millionaires' Tax - 47 percent;
  • Minimum wage - 47 percent;
  • Same-sex marriage - 30 percent.
"Happiness helps incumbents. New Jerseyans like the way things are going and they like Gov. Christie," Carroll said.

"It's a New Jersey specialty. Property taxes are set locally, not in Trenton, but they're a big concern in the statewide campaign for governor. Voters also cite jobs, schools and government spending." Sen. Menendez Approval

New Jersey voters approve 44 - 32 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is doing, up from 40 - 37 percent March 27 and a negative 36 - 41 percent February 20, in the wake of allegations of impropriety. Voters say 39 - 32 percent that Sen. Menendez is honest and trustworthy, also continuing an upward climb.

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg gets a 47 - 31 percent approval rating.

"Has Sen. Robert Menendez weathered all those bad headlines? His job approval is inching up and, although they want an investigation, a third of New Jerseyans think the stuff was politically motivated," Carroll said.

From April 19 - 22, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,112 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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 information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Barbara Buono the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Buono                26%     3%    52%    18%    25%    27%    21%    55%
Christie             58     92     30     64     63     55     67     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      2      2      1      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      2      2      1      2      1      3
DK/NA                13      4     15     14     10     15     11     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Buono                29%    24%    33%    23%    23%    31%    21%    29%
Christie             56     60     53     59     65     44     69     57
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      2      2      1      3      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      2      1      6      1      -
DK/NA                12     13     11     14     10     16      9     14
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Buono                33%    30%    22%    27%    17%
Christie             47     52     69     59     70
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       7      -      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      3      -      3      -
DK/NA                14     15      9     11     12
 
                     ISSUE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO VOTE (Q11-18)...............
                     Prop                 Hurcn  SmSex  Min    Milair Gov
                     tax    Jobs   Schls  Sandy  Marrg  Wage   Tax    Spndng
 
Buono                22%    27%    31%    28%    33%    37%    38%    22%
Christie             63     58     53     57     54     44     47     64
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      -      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      2      1      -      1      2      1
DK/NA                12     13     14     13     13     17     13     12
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Barbara Buono the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 20  Jan 23  Nov 28  Oct 17
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Buono                26      25      25      22      23      33
Christie             58      60      62      63      61      49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       1       1       1       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1       1       1       1       1
DK/NA                13      13      12      13      14      17
 
 
2. 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            66%    87%    45%    72%    69%    64%    71%    37%
Unfavorable          24      8     42     18     21     27     23     37
Hvn't hrd enough      5      3      7      5      6      5      3     14
REFUSED               4      2      5      4      4      5      3     12
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*High also 69% Jan 2013, Feb 2013)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 20  Jan 23  Nov 28  Mar 26  Aug 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2013*   2008
 
Favorable            66      69      69      69      67      69      21
Unfavorable          24      22      22      21      22      22       7
Hvn't hrd enough      5       6       6       6       7       6      69
REFUSED               4       4       3       4       4       4       2
 
 
3. Is your opinion of Barbara Buono favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            12%     2%    23%     8%    13%    11%    12%    22%
Unfavorable           9     18      3      9     14      5     11      1
Hvn't hrd enough     78     79     73     82     72     83     77     75
REFUSED               1      1      2      1      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barbara Buono favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 20  Jan 23  Nov 28
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Favorable            12      10       8       8       8
Unfavorable           9      10       8       9       7
Hvn't hrd enough     78      79      83      82      84
REFUSED               1       1       1       -       1
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              67%    91%    46%    73%    72%    63%    73%    34%
Disapprove           24      5     43     19     21     27     21     44
DK/NA                 9      4     12      8      7     10      6     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              65%    69%    63%    68%    73%    59%    71%    67%
Disapprove           27     22     27     22     23     29     23     24
DK/NA                 7      9     11     10      4     12      6      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling his job as Governor? (*High also 74% Jan 2013, **Low also 44% Jun 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 20  Jan 23  Nov 27  Feb 20  Jun 21
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2013*   2011**
 
Approve              67      70      74      74      72      74      44
Disapprove           24      23      22      21      21      22      47
DK/NA                 9       7       4       5       7       4      10
 
 
5. 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              44%    25%    65%    39%    43%    45%    40%    61%
Disapprove           32     51     13     36     38     27     38     10
DK/NA                24     23     21     25     19     28     23     29
 
                     HEARD/READ CONTROVERSY Q20
                     Yes    No
 
Approve              46%    44%
Disapprove           40     13
DK/NA                14     43
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                    Apr 24   Mar 27  Feb 21  Jan 23  Nov 28  Nov 28  Feb 20
                    2013     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2008
 
Approve             44       40      36      51      56      56      30
Disapprove          32       37      41      33      29      29      31
DK/NA               24       22      23      15      14      14      39
 
 
6. 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%    32%    60%    44%    46%    47%    45%    50%
Disapprove           31     45     15     37     39     25     35     15
DK/NA                22     23     25     19     15     28     19     35
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              52%    43%    46%    48%    46%    45%    44%    50%
Disapprove           29     32     30     32     34     21     31     35
DK/NA                19     25     24     20     20     33     25     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High also 55% Sep 1999 & Jul 1999)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 24  Mar 27  Feb 21  Jan 23  Nov 28  Jul 27  Feb 20
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2000*   2008
 
Approve              47      42      48      50      49      55      39
Disapprove           31      33      32      34      33      22      31
DK/NA                22      25      19      16      19      23      29
 
 
7. 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              57%    15%    90%    54%    55%    60%    51%    84%
Disapprove           38     76     10     40     41     35     45     14
DK/NA                 5      8      1      6      5      5      4      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              61%    55%    59%    55%    60%    66%    56%    56%
Disapprove           35     39     36     40     38     28     40     39
DK/NA                 3      6      5      5      2      6      4      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 21  Jan 23  Nov 27  Jun 10  Oct 13
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              57      54      57      58      59      68      43
Disapprove           38      42      40      39      38      25      52
DK/NA                 5       4       3       3       3       7       5
 
 
8. Do you feel that Christopher Christie 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         66%    90%    40%    76%    70%    63%    73%    29%
No/Does not          26      7     47     20     25     28     21     55
DK/NA                 7      3     12      4      6      9      5     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         65%    67%    62%    66%    72%    56%    71%    67%
No/Does not          29     25     29     28     23     34     24     25
DK/NA                 6      8      9      6      5     10      5      9
 
TREND: Do you feel that Christopher Christie deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 20  Jan 23  Nov 28  Oct 17
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Yes/Deserves         66      66      71      68      67      52
No/Does not          26      25      23      24      25      40
DK/NA                 7       9       6       7       9       8
 
 
9. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        7%    16%     4%     5%     8%     7%     8%     2%
Smwht satisfied      52     60     44     54     53     51     54     42
Smwht dissatisfied   27     17     32     29     27     28     28     24
Very dissatisfied    13      7     19     12     11     15     10     30
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      -      -      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        5%     8%     8%     5%     9%     8%     7%     7%
Smwht satisfied      55     50     47     50     56     52     54     49
Smwht dissatisfied   28     27     29     29     26     26     25     29
Very dissatisfied    11     14     14     16      9     15     13     13
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (*High also 71% Feb 1999)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 20  Jan 23  Nov 27  Dec 26  Jun 17
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2000*   2010
 
Very satisfied        7       7       8       6       8      10       2
Smwht satisfied      52      53      53      52      57      61      22
Smwht dissatisfied   27      28      28      30      26      21      36
Very dissatisfied    13      10      10      11       9       7      39
DK/NA                 1       1       -       1       1       1       1
 
 
10. Which party would you like to see control the New Jersey State Legislature after the elections in November 2013, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Democratic Party     45%     5%    89%    33%    43%    47%    38%    84%
Republican Party     38     89      6     38     40     37     47      5
DK/NA                16      6      5     29     17     16     15     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Democratic Party     50%    43%    48%    49%    46%    58%    42%    44%
Republican Party     35     40     38     34     40     24     43     40
DK/NA                15     17     14     17     15     18     15     16
 
TREND: Which party would you like to see control the New Jersey State Legislature after the elections in November 2013, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?
                     Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 20  Jan 23  Nov 28
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Democratic Party     45      43      47      48      45
Republican Party     38      42      40      39      38
DK/NA                16      15      13      13      17
 
 
11. How important will - property taxes be to you in your vote for governor this year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very important       73%    79%    67%    74%    71%    74%    75%    71%
Somewhat important   20     18     23     19     19     21     19     18
Not important         6      3      8      7      8      5      6      9
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      2      -      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very important       70%    75%    66%    78%    74%    58%    73%    78%
Somewhat important   24     17     23     19     21     28     22     16
Not important         6      7     10      4      4     13      5      5
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      -      -      2
 
 
12. How important will - jobs be to you in your vote for governor this year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very important       83%    83%    85%    80%    81%    84%    81%    92%
Somewhat important   15     13     14     17     16     14     16      8
Not important         2      3      2      2      2      2      2      1
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very important       78%    86%    84%    85%    77%    80%    85%    82%
Somewhat important   19     12     13     11     21     16     13     15
Not important         3      2      2      2      2      4      1      2
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -      -      -      1
 
 
13. How important will - schools be to you in your vote for governor this year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very important       70%    61%    84%    64%    66%    74%    64%    91%
Somewhat important   24     32     12     29     28     20     30      6
Not important         5      6      4      6      5      6      6      3
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      1      -      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very important       67%    73%    74%    73%    66%    77%    73%    66%
Somewhat important   26     22     20     20     28     19     21     26
Not important         6      5      6      5      6      4      6      6
DK/NA                 -      1      -      2      -      -      -      1
 
 
14. How important will - Hurricane Sandy recovery be to you in your vote for governor this year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very important       57%    52%    62%    56%    50%    62%    54%    68%
Somewhat important   34     37     30     34     38     30     36     24
Not important         9     11      7      9     11      6      9      6
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very important       48%    63%    63%    59%    48%    63%    53%    58%
Somewhat important   39     31     30     33     40     32     36     32
Not important        13      6      6      7     13      5     10      9
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      -      -      1      1
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very important       63%    55%    44%    58%    64%
Somewhat important   28     35     42     31     32
Not important         8      9     13     10      3
DK/NA                 2      1      -      1      1
 
 
15. How important will - same-sex marriage be to you in your vote for governor this year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very important       30%    31%    38%    25%    27%    33%    32%    24%
Somewhat important   29     22     31     30     25     33     29     19
Not important        38     46     28     42     45     31     37     52
DK/NA                 3      1      4      3      3      3      1      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very important       31%    29%    38%    31%    24%    35%    26%    32%
Somewhat important   33     27     21     31     35     33     31     26
Not important        34     40     38     36     40     30     41     38
DK/NA                 2      4      3      2      1      2      2      4
 
 
16. How important will - the minimum wage be to you in your vote for governor this year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very important       47%    31%    65%    38%    39%    52%    40%    76%
Somewhat important   34     43     27     37     33     34     38     16
Not important        19     25      7     25     26     13     21      7
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very important       36%    53%    62%    46%    31%    50%    44%    48%
Somewhat important   38     31     27     35     41     35     34     32
Not important        25     15     10     19     28     15     22     17
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      -      -      2
 
 
17. How important will - a Millionaire's Tax be to you in your vote for governor this year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very important       47%    34%    61%    44%    41%    52%    46%    65%
Somewhat important   30     36     24     30     32     28     31     22
Not important        20     27     13     22     23     17     20     12
DK/NA                 3      3      2      4      4      3      3      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very important       43%    50%    46%    50%    48%    35%    46%    52%
Somewhat important   34     27     30     26     32     38     31     25
Not important        21     19     21     20     18     25     22     17
DK/NA                 3      4      3      4      3      1      1      6
 
 
18. How important will - government spending be to you in your vote for governor this year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very important       74%    88%    65%    74%    72%    76%    76%    69%
Somewhat important   23     11     30     23     24     21     21     27
Not important         2      -      4      2      4      1      2      4
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very important       71%    77%    74%    76%    76%    68%    73%    77%
Somewhat important   26     21     23     23     22     26     24     21
Not important         3      2      3      2      2      5      3      1
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      1      -      1
 
 
19. Would you say that Robert Menendez is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  39%    22%    56%    36%    40%    37%    35%    50%
No                   32     51     16     34     38     28     37     10
DK/NA                29     27     29     29     22     35     28     39
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  40%    38%    43%    42%    38%    49%    33%    40%
No                   36     29     21     30     41     20     38     32
DK/NA                24     33     37     28     21     30     29     28
 
                     HEARD/READ CONTROVERSY Q20
                     Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    37%
No                   41     13
DK/NA                19     50
 
TREND: Would you say that Robert Menendez is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Apr 24  Mar 27  Feb 21  Sep 20  Jun 15
                     2013    2013    2013    2006    2006
 
Yes                  39      35      28      33      38
No                   32      36      44      24      21
DK/NA                29      29      28      43      41
 
 
20. Have you heard or read anything about the controversy surrounding Senator Menendez and his ties to a political donor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  70%    72%    65%    73%    76%    65%    75%    49%
No                   27     23     32     25     22     31     23     44
DK/NA                 3      4      3      2      2      4      2      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  83%    62%    54%    77%    82%    42%    69%    82%
No                   15     35     41     23     15     50     28     16
DK/NA                 3      4      5      1      3      7      4      1
 
TREND: Have you heard or read anything about the controversy surrounding Senator Menendez and his ties to a political donor?
                     Apr 24  Mar 27  Feb 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes                  70      73      70
No                   27      25      28
DK/NA                 3       2       2
 
 
21. Does this controversy make you think less favorably of Senator Menendez or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Less favorably       40%    58%    23%    45%    44%    37%    47%    11%
No difference        47     29     63     45     47     47     42     65
DK/NA                13     14     14     10     10     15     11     24
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Less favorably       46%    36%    27%    45%    47%    23%    42%    44%
No difference        46     48     54     45     45     53     47     46
DK/NA                 7     17     19     10      8     23     11     10
 
                     HEARD/READ CONTROVERSY Q20
                     Yes    No
 
Less favorably       52%    13%
No difference        45     54
DK/NA                 3     33
 
TREND: Does this controversy make you think less favorably of Senator Menendez or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Apr 24  Mar 27  Feb 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Less favorably       40      41      48
No difference        47      47      40
DK/NA                13      12      12
 
 
22. Are you satisfied or not satisfied with the way Senator Menendez is handling this matter?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Satisfied            38%    22%    52%    36%    40%    36%    35%    46%
Not satisfied        34     48     20     38     37     31     39     17
DK/NA                29     30     27     26     23     33     26     37
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Satisfied            41%    36%    39%    42%    38%    35%    35%    42%
Not satisfied        37     31     24     34     41     23     37     35
DK/NA                22     33     37     24     21     41     28     23
 
                     HEARD/READ CONTROVERSY Q20
                     Yes    No
 
Satisfied            43%    26%
Not satisfied        42     15
DK/NA                15     59
 
TREND: Are you satisfied or not satisfied with the way Senator Menendez is handling this matter?
                     Apr 24  Mar 27  Feb 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Satisfied            38      40      28
Not satisfied        34      35      42
DK/NA                29      25      30
 
 
23. Do you think the controversy surrounding Senator Menendez and his ties to a political donor is worth investigating or do you think it is politically motivated?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Worth investigating  48%    62%    34%    54%    54%    43%    51%    28%
Politically motivatd 32     23     43     28     31     33     30     42
BOTH (VOL)            6      5      5      8      7      5      6      5
DK/NA                14      9     18     10      9     18     12     26
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Worth investigating  46%    50%    46%    49%    47%    47%    48%    48%
Politically motivatd 34     31     34     34     32     30     33     34
BOTH (VOL)            9      4      5      6      6      3      5      8
DK/NA                12     15     15     11     14     20     14     10
 
                     HEARD/READ CONTROVERSY Q20
                     Yes    No
 
Worth investigating  53%    40%
Politically motivatd 34     27
BOTH (VOL)            7      2
DK/NA                 6     31
 
TREND: Do you think the controversy surrounding Senator Menendez and his ties to a political donor is worth investigating or do you think it is politically motivated?
                     Apr 24  Mar 27  Feb 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Worth investigating  48      53      60
Politically motivatd 32      30      23
BOTH (VOL)            6       5       4
DK/NA                14      12      12
 
 

Demographic Summary