August 25, 2004 - Kerry Holds 10-Point Lead In New Jersey, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Corzine Buries GOP Contenders In Gov Race
Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry leads Republican George W. Bush 49 - 39 percent among New Jersey voters, with 4 percent for independent candidate Ralph Nader, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 49 -36 percent Kerry lead in New Jersey, with 6 percent for Nader, in an August 4 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Only 7 percent of New Jersey voters say they are less likely to vote for Kerry because of Gov. James McGreevey's decision to resign.

Voters split on when Gov. McGreevey should resign, with 46 percent saying he should go now and 48 percent saying he should wait until November 15. Voters disapprove 51 - 39 percent of the job McGreevey is doing, compared to a 47 - 38 percent disapproval August 4. Voters say 50 - 45 percent that McGreevey will be unable to lead the state effectively until November 15.

"The turmoil in New Jersey including the resignation of Gov. McGreevey has had no impact on Sen. Kerry's support in the state. The Democratic contender still enjoys a double digit lead, as would be expected in a traditionally Democratic state such as New Jersey. The controversy over Kerry's Vietnam record also has had no effect in New Jersey, probably because the Swift Boat ads were not played in the state," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

New Jersey voters approve 54 - 24 percent of the job Sen. Jon Corzine is doing, his

highest approval rating ever. Matching Sen. Corzine against possible Republican challengers in a race for Governor shows the Democrat beating all comers:
  • 49 - 24 percent over Diane Allen;
  • 48 - 32 percent over Bret Schundler;
  • 50 - 27 percent over Douglas Forrester:
  • 52 - 24 percent over Bob Franks;
  • 53 - 22 percent over Christopher Christie;
  • 48 - 37 percent over Christine Whitman.
"Sen. Corzine has emerged from the McGreevey scandal as the new strongman in New Jersey politics. Without having really done anything, Corzine's job approval rating jumped eight points in three weeks and at this point he would wipe out all potential GOP challengers in a governor's race," Richards added.

"His possible rival for the Democratic nomination next year, Senate President Richard Codey, who will become acting governor, is unknown to the vast majority of voters. That will change after he has a chance to run the state, but he still has a long way to go to catch Corzine."

Asked who becomes acting governor when McGreevey steps down, 26 percent of voters know "Codey" and 10 percent know "Senate President," but 60 percent of voters do not know the name or the office.

Asked their opinion of Senate President Richard Codey, 79 percent of voters say they do not know enough to form an opinion.

New Jersey voters support 73 - 20 percent amending the state constitution to create the elected position of Lieutenant Governor, with the Governor's running mate next in line if the Governor leaves office.

From August 19 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 887 New Jersey registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida and nationally as a public service and for research. For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu and quicklinks or call (203) 582-5201.

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling his job as Governor?

                        App     Dis     DK/NA
                        
Aug 25, 2004            39      51       9
Aug 4, 2004             38      47      14
Jun 22, 2004            45      39      16
May 19, 2004            41      43      16
Mar 9, 2004             38      47      15
Nov 12, 2003            34      52      14 
Sep 24, 2003            35      52      14
Jul 17, 2003            35      49      16 
Jun 18, 2003            35      47      18
Apr 2, 2003             38      44      18
Jan 29, 2003            40      41      18
Dec 11, 2002            37      42      21
Oct 7, 2002             44      43      13
Sep 12, 2002            41      36      23
Aug 8, 2002             42      34      25
Jun 20, 2002            43      30      27
Apr 24, 2002            40      32      28
Mar 7, 2002             46      22      32
Jan 31, 2002            42      19      39




TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?

                        App     Dis     DK/NA
                        
Aug 25, 2004            38      44      19
Aug 4, 2004             32      45      23
Jun 22, 2004            36      44      20
May 19, 2004            38      39      23
Mar 9, 2004             34      47      19
Nov 12, 2003            30      51      19
Sep 24, 2003            33      49      18
Jul 17, 2003            32      48      20
Jun 18, 2003            30      46      24
Apr 2, 2003             38      39      24




TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as United States Senator?

                        App     Dis     DK/NA
                        
Aug 25, 2004            54      24      21
Aug 4, 2004             46      28      26
Jun 22, 2004            46      29      25
May 19, 2004            49      27      23                       
Mar 9, 2004             47      28      25
Nov 12, 2003            44      30      26 
Sep 24, 2003            48      30      22
Jul 17, 2003            48      27      26 
Jun 18, 2003            44      30      26
Apr 2, 2003             46      29      25
Jan 29, 2003            47      23      30
Dec 11, 2002            47      22      30
Oct 7, 2002             52      26      22
Sep 12, 2002            47      19      33
Aug 8, 2002             49      19      31
Jun 19, 2002            46      18      36
Apr 24, 2002            48      20      32
Mar 6, 2002             51      20      29
Jan 30, 2002            51      15      33
Oct 18, 2001            51      19      29
Aug 7, 2001             50      21      29
Jul 5, 2001             48      22      30
May 14, 2001            49      20      31
Apr 11, 2001            46      21      33
Mar 8, 2001             43      21      36
Feb 8, 2001             35      18      47




TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?

                        App     Dis     DK/NA
                        
Aug 25, 2004            50      28      22
Aug 4, 2004             48      31      22
Jun 22, 2004            47      31      22
May 19, 2004            48      33      19
Mar 9, 2004             44      33      23
Nov 12, 2003            45      33      23 
Sep 24, 2003            48      34      18
Jul 17, 2003            43      33      24 
Jun 18, 2003            41      34      25
Apr 2, 2003             44      32      24
Jan 29, 2003            42      27      32
Dec 6, 2000             52      20      27
Aug 24, 2000            51      21      28
Jul 27, 2000            55      22      23
Mar 29, 2000            53      22      25
Feb 23, 2000            52      23      25
Sep 23, 1999            55      25      20
Jul 22, 1999            55      25      20
Mar 31, 1999            54      25      21
Feb 12, 1999            52      29      19
Nov 12, 1998            52      26      22
Aug 10, 1998            50      24      26
Apr 23, 1998            51      25      23
Mar 4, 1998             52      23      25
Oct 22, 1997            51      26      23
Sep 16, 1997            53      26      22
Jul 29, 1997            50      25      26
Apr 10, 1997            52      25      23
Feb 8, 1996             43      32      26




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?
                        Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                        sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
                        
Aug 25, 2004             7      39      27       25      1
Aug 4, 2004              4      44      32       19      1
Jun 22, 2004             6      48      31       15      1
May 19, 2004             5      45      29       20      -
Mar 9, 2004              4      40      36       19      1
Nov 12, 2003             3      37      35       23      1 
Sep 24, 2003             4      41      33       22      1
Jul 17, 2003             4      42      35       18      1 
Jun 18, 2003             5      39      34       21      2
Apr 2, 2003              4      42      37       16      2
Jan 29, 2003             3      42      33       20      1
Dec 11, 2002             4      47      31       17      1
Jun 20, 2002             5      48      31       15      1
Mar 7, 2002              4      50      30       14      2
Dec 26, 2000            10      61      21        7      1
Feb 12, 1999            11      60      21        7      -
Oct 22, 1997             8      53      26       12      1
Sep 16, 1997             9      48      27       15      -
Jun 25, 1997             9      50      28       13      1
Apr 10, 1997             7      52      29       11      1
Feb 20, 1997            11      56      23       10      1
Dec 11, 1996             8      49      31       12      1




TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?

                        App     Dis     DK/NA
                        
Aug 25, 2004            42      55       3
Aug 5, 2004             43      53       4
Jun 23, 2004            42      54       4
May 20, 2004            44      52       4
Mar 9, 2004             44      52       5
Nov 13, 2003            47      50       3 
Sep 25, 2003            49      47       4
Jul 17, 2003            53      43       4 
Jun 19, 2003            58      39       3
Apr 1, 2003             67      29       4
Jan 29, 2003            54      42       4
Dec 11, 2002            58      36       5
Oct 7, 2002             62      34       5
Sep 12, 2002            64      30       6
Aug 8, 2002             61      32       7
Jun 19, 2002            73      21       7
Apr 24, 2002            77      18       5
Mar 7, 2002             77      18       5
Jan 30, 2002            82      13       6
Oct 18, 2001            90       7       3
Sep 26, 2001            88       8       5
Aug 7, 2001             52      42       6
Jul 5, 2001             53      42       5
May 14, 2001            57      35       7
Apr 11, 2001            57      34       9
Mar 8, 2001             62      26      12
Feb 8, 2001             51      28      21




TREND: Suppose/If the general election for president were being held today, and the candidates were John Kerry the Democrat and George W. Bush the Republican for whom would you vote?

                                        SMONE   WLDN'T 
                        JK      GWB     ELSE    VOTE   DK/NA
                        
Aug 25, 2004            51      39       1       1      7
Aug 5, 2004             52      38       2       1      7
Jun 23, 2004            49      41       2       1      6
May 20, 2004            47      44       1       1      6
Nov 13, 2003            45      46       1       1      6
Sep 25, 2003            43      48       1       1      6
Jun 19, 2003            37      53       1       1      8




TREND: If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were John Kerry the Democrat, George W. Bush the Republican and Ralph Nader the Independent, for whom would you vote?

                                                SMONE   WLDN'T
                        JK      GWB     RN      ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
                        
Aug 25, 2004            49      39       4       1       1       7
Aug 5, 2004             49      36       6       1       2       6
Jun 23, 2004            46      40       7       -       1       6
May 20, 2004            46      43       5       1       1       5




1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling his job as Governor?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Approve 39% 18% 59% 33% 35% 43% Disapprove 51 75 33 55 57 47 DK/NA 9 8 8 12 8 10

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 45% 42% 41% 38% 30% Disapprove 42 49 54 50 63 DK/NA 13 10 5 12 6



2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Approve 38% 26% 50% 31% 37% 39% Disapprove 44 56 32 49 45 42 DK/NA 19 18 18 20 18 19

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 35% 46% 33% 34% 35% Disapprove 44 38 43 44 54 DK/NA 22 16 24 22 11



3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Approve 54% 35% 71% 53% 52% 56% Disapprove 24 44 12 24 28 21 DK/NA 21 21 17 23 20 22

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 54% 57% 60% 52% 48% Disapprove 21 21 27 25 31 DK/NA 25 22 14 23 21



4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Approve 50% 33% 67% 45% 48% 52% Disapprove 28 48 15 28 35 22 DK/NA 22 19 18 27 17 27

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 50% 54% 53% 41% 50% Disapprove 23 28 30 27 30 DK/NA 27 18 17 32 20



5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Approve 42% 81% 13% 41% 46% 38% Disapprove 55 17 84 55 52 58 DK/NA 3 2 3 4 2 4

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 25% 39% 54% 43% 51% Disapprove 71 59 42 54 46 DK/NA 4 2 4 3 3



6. How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for President -- a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?

                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


A lot 58% 57% 62% 60% 64% 52% Some 27 27 26 26 24 30 Only a little 10 10 9 10 7 13 None at all 5 6 3 3 4 5 DK/NA - - - 1 - -

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

A lot 55% 59% 56% 57% 61% Some 23 30 32 25 24 Only a little 13 9 9 10 10 None at all 8 2 2 7 5 DK/NA - - 1 1 -



7. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were John Kerry the Democrat and George W. Bush the Republican for whom would you vote?
                                                                       Mltry 
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HsHlds
                    
Kerry                   51%     12%     85%     45%     47%     56%     47%  
Bush                    39      85       9      38      43      36      43   
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       -       1       2       1       1       1   
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         1       -       -       2       1       1       1   
DK/NA                    7       2       5      13       8       6       7   


Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Kerry 65% 57% 39% 52% 38% Bush 26 34 49 41 51 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 1 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - 1 1 - 2 DK/NA 9 7 9 6 7



8. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were John Kerry the Democrat, George W. Bush the Republican, and Ralph Nader the Independent for whom would you vote?

                                                                       Mltry 
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HsHlds


Kerry 49% 12% 83% 42% 46% 52% 45% Bush 39 83 8 37 42 35 45 Nader 4 2 3 7 2 6 3 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 2 1 - 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 DK/NA 7 4 4 11 7 6 5

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Kerry 62% 56% 36% 49% 35% Bush 26 34 48 40 49 Nader 4 2 7 3 6 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 1 - - 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - - - 1 DK/NA 6 6 8 7 7



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 


Very satisfied 7% 4% 12% 4% 5% 9% Smwht satisfied 39 28 48 39 40 39 Smwht dissatisfied 27 28 25 27 27 27 Very dissatisfied 25 40 14 29 27 24 DK/NA 1 1 1 1 1 1

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Very satisfied 3% 6% 9% 14% 5% Smwht satisfied 47 44 36 33 34 Smwht dissatisfied 24 25 28 28 33 Very dissatisfied 25 24 26 24 28 DK/NA 1 2 1 1 1



10. Governor McGreevey recently announced that he is gay and that he had an extramarital affair with a man and that he will resign from office. How much have you heard or read about this - a lot, some, only a little, or nothing at all?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


A lot 80% 80% 79% 84% 80% 80% Some 17 16 17 14 16 17 Only a little 3 3 4 1 2 3 Nothing at all - - - - - - DK/NA - 1 - 1 - -

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

A lot 77% 83% 75% 80% 83% Some 18 17 22 13 15 Only a little 5 - 1 7 2 Nothing at all - - - - - DK/NA - - 2 - -



11. Do you think Governor McGreevey should have resigned or do you think he should have served out his term in office?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Resigned 53% 74% 37% 54% 58% 48% Served term 42 23 58 39 36 47 DK/NA 5 3 5 6 5 5

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Resigned 49% 53% 51% 52% 57% Served term 48 40 44 42 39 DK/NA 3 7 5 6 4



12. Governor McGreevey has said that he will resign on November 15th. Do you think Governor McGreeey should resign immediately or wait until November 15th?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Immediately 46% 76% 22% 53% 52% 41% Nov 15th 48 21 70 43 42 53 DK/NA 6 3 8 4 6 5

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Immediately 38% 47% 52% 47% 49% Nov 15th 50 48 45 48 48 DK/NA 12 5 3 6 3



13. Under the circumstances, do you think Governor McGreevey will be able to lead the state effectively for the next three months or not?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Yes 45% 19% 66% 41% 39% 50% No 50 76 27 54 56 44 DK/NA 6 5 7 4 5 6

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes 47% 45% 43% 44% 45% No 43 50 53 50 53 DK/NA 10 6 4 6 2



14. Does the McGreevey resignation make you less likely to vote for John Kerry for President or not?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Yes 7% 13% 4% 4% 9% 6% No 90 83 94 91 87 91 DK/NA 3 4 1 5 4 3

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes 5% 7% 5% 13% 7% No 92 90 90 86 90 DK/NA 3 3 5 1 3



15. (If "Resigned" q11) Earlier, you said you thought Governor McGreevey should have resigned. What is the main reason you think he should have resigned - because he is gay, because he had an extramarital affair, or because he gave the man involved in the affair a job on the state payroll?

                        "SHOULD HAVE RESIGNED" Q11.................
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Gay 3% 1% 6% 3% 5% 1% Affair 6 6 9 3 4 8 On state payroll 74 76 66 80 74 75 DK/NA 17 17 19 14 18 17



16. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, and Diane Allen the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Corzine 49% 18% 78% 44% 48% 51% Allen 24 50 8 21 26 22 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 2 3 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 1 4 1 3 DK/NA 22 27 11 30 22 23

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Corzine 59% 59% 36% 37% 47% Allen 12 16 27 43 28 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 4 - 2 3 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - 2 3 4 4 DK/NA 25 24 32 12 20



17. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, and Bret Schundler the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Corzine 48% 15% 77% 42% 45% 51% Schundler 32 65 12 30 38 27 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 1 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 1 2 DK/NA 18 17 10 24 15 20

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Corzine 52% 54% 36% 44% 47% Schundler 28 30 40 30 34 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - - 4 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - 1 3 3 DK/NA 17 15 22 20 16



18. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, and Douglas Forrester the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Corzine 50% 15% 77% 48% 49% 51% Forrester 27 65 5 22 31 23 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 2 2 3 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 1 2 1 3 DK/NA 19 19 14 25 16 22

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Corzine 56% 55% 39% 43% 52% Forrester 13 26 37 30 32 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 5 - - 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - 1 4 5 2 DK/NA 25 18 21 20 14



19. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, and Bob Franks the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Corzine 52% 18% 79% 50% 51% 52% Franks 24 56 6 19 28 20 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 1 3 2 3 DK/NA 20 23 12 26 17 23

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Corzine 61% 55% 45% 47% 48% Franks 11 25 28 26 29 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 3 5 4 DK/NA 25 19 22 19 18



20. 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 


Corzine 53% 19% 79% 51% 50% 55% Christie 22 52 6 17 27 17 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 1 3 2 3 DK/NA 21 26 12 27 19 23

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Corzine 63% 55% 46% 46% 50% Christie 14 23 25 23 23 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 1 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - 1 3 7 4 DK/NA 22 20 25 23 20



21. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, and Christine Whitman the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Corzine 48% 14% 74% 48% 46% 50% Whitman 37 72 16 31 39 35 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 1 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 - 3 1 2 DK/NA 12 10 8 17 12 11

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Corzine 49% 57% 41% 44% 43% Whitman 33 31 45 40 42 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 - 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 3 3 1 DK/NA 16 11 11 10 12



22. If Governor McGreevey resigns on November 15th as planned, do you happen to know the name of the person who will be taking over as acting Governor? If yes: Who?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Richard Codey 26% 32% 24% 27% 30% 24% Senate President 10 9 14 7 13 8 Wrong/Don't know 60 52 60 65 53 66 REFUSED 3 7 2 2 5 3

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Richard Codey 33% 27% 29% 18% 26% Senate President 9 12 8 11 8 Wrong/Don't know 52 59 59 68 62 REFUSED 7 2 4 2 4



23. State Senate President Richard Codey will take over as acting Governor if Governor McGreevey resigns on November 15th. Is your opinion of Richard Codey favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Favorable 10% 6% 13% 9% 11% 9% Unfavorable 4 8 2 5 6 3 Mixed 7 10 3 9 8 6 Hvn't hrd enough 79 75 82 76 76 81 REFUSED 1 - - 1 - 1

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Favorable 10% 13% 8% 7% 6% Unfavorable 3 4 7 4 4 Mixed 15 3 5 7 8 Hvn't hrd enough 72 79 80 81 81 REFUSED - 1 - - -



24. If Codey serves as acting governor for almost a year, do you think he should run for Governor in 2005?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Yes 47% 44% 47% 50% 48% 46% No 16 19 15 15 18 14 DK/NA 37 38 38 36 34 40

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes 48% 46% 52% 39% 52% No 15 18 11 15 16 DK/NA 37 36 37 46 32



25. Some people have suggested amending the state constitution to create an office of lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor would be the governor's running mate and become the governor if the governor is unable to complete their term. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Good idea 73% 71% 74% 75% 73% 73% Bad idea 20 20 20 18 22 18 DK/NA 7 9 7 7 6 9

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Good idea 77% 75% 76% 65% 71% Bad idea 21 17 19 25 18 DK/NA 2 9 5 10 11



26. Would you vote for a political candidate who is openly gay or lesbian?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Yes 78% 68% 81% 86% 75% 81% No 17 27 16 10 21 15 DK/NA 4 5 3 4 4 4

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes 82% 80% 89% 69% 72% No 14 15 8 26 25 DK/NA 4 5 3 5 3



27. Would you vote for a political candidate who had an extramarital affair?
                                                                    
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom 


Yes 60% 45% 67% 64% 58% 63% No 31 46 24 28 36 28 DK/NA 8 9 9 8 6 10

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes 65% 60% 63% 58% 57% No 27 30 31 32 37 DK/NA 7 10 6 10 6