March 22, 2007 - Clinton, Obama, Edwards Run Better In Ohio, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Obama Narrows Gap With Clinton Among Democrats
Ohio, a key state in the 2004 presidential election, continues to slightly lean towards the Democratic candidates for 2008, with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and 2004 vice presidential candidate John Edwards holding slight edges over top Republican candidates, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has moved up and now ties Rudolph Giuliani 42 - 42 percent and leads Arizona Sen. John McCain 45 - 37 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. In other general election matchups:
  • Sen. Clinton defeats Mayor Giuliani 46 - 43 percent; Sen. McCain 46 - 42 percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 51 - 32 percent;
  • Sen. Obama bests Romney 51 - 26 percent;
  • Edwards has 43 percent to Giuliani's 42 percent, and tops McCain 45 - 37 percent and Romney 53 - 26 percent.
"The Democrats generally seem to be doing somewhat better in Ohio than in some other historical swing states," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Although it is 20 months until Election Day, the Republicans may want to determine why. This poll is especially good news for Sen. Obama as some Democrats seem to be looking for someone other than Sen. Clinton."

"The Democrats swept last November's election in Ohio and new Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland is quite popular, while the war in Iraq is as unpopular there as in the rest of the country. Those could be the reasons for the current Democratic tilt in Ohio."

In the Democratic primary, Clinton leads Obama 32 - 22 percent, compared to 38 - 13 percent in a January 30 Quinnipiac University poll. In this latest survey, former Vice President Al Gore gets 14 percent, followed by Edwards with 11 percent.

On the Republican side, Giuliani leads McCain 31 - 20 percent, compared to 30 - 22 percent January 30. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gets 8 percent, followed by 6 percent each for Romney and actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson.

"Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, who has been appearing on Law & Order rather than campaigning, has just recently said he is considering running. But he shows the same level of support as Gov. Romney, among Ohio Republicans," Brown said.

Despite Clinton's lead over her fellow Democrats in the primary and each of the Republicans in the general election, she may face a potential problem because she has little room to grow her support. Only 48 percent of Ohioans view her favorably, while 41 percent see her unfavorably. That is a much less positive situation than for Obama, with a 43 - 17 percent favorability; McCain at 46 - 23 percent, and Giuliani at 52 - 22 percent.

"Sen. Clinton appears close to her ceiling, while that does not appear to be the case for most of her major competitors," said Brown. Bush Approval

Ohio voters disapprove 66 - 30 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing and say 73 - 21 percent that the nation is heading in the wrong direction.

Voters disapprove 69 - 28 of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and say 60 - 34 percent that going to war in Iraq was the wrong thing to do.

From March 13 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,122 Ohio voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. The survey includes 385 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 5 percentage points, and 431 Democrats 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 Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x271.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

1. (If registered Democrat) If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Wesley Clark, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Al Gore, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson, for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                        Tot     Men     Wom


Biden 1% 1% - Clark - - - Clinton 32 29 34 Dodd - - - Edwards 11 15 8 Gore 14 17 11 Gravel - - - Kucinich 3 4 2 Obama 22 15 26 Richardson 1 1 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 4 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - DK/NA 15 12 17

TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Wesley Clark, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Al Gore, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson, for whom would you vote? na = not asked

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..
                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Biden 1 2 2 Clark - 1 1 Clinton 32 32 38 Dodd - - - Edwards 11 13 11 Gore 14 11 6 Gravel - na na Kucinich 3 2 2 Obama 22 19 13 Richardson 1 1 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1 DK/NA 15 16 17



2. (If registered Republican) If the 2008 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Chuck Hagel, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, George Pataki, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson, and Tommy Thompson, for whom would you vote?



                        REGISTERED REPUBLICANS..........
                                                WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Brownback - - - - Gilmore 1 - 1 1 Gingrich 8 8 7 9 Giuliani 31 31 30 33 Hagel 1 1 1 - Huckabee 1 1 - - Hunter - - - - McCain 20 20 20 19 Pataki - 1 - 1 Paul - 1 - - Romney 6 6 6 4 Tancredo 1 2 - 2 Thompson, F. 6 8 4 5 Thompson, T. 1 2 1 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - 2 - DK/NA 23 19 27 23

TREND: (If registered Republican) If the 2008 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Chuck Hagel, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, George Pataki, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson, and Tommy Thompson, for whom would you vote? na = not asked

                        REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Brownback - - 1 Gilmore 1 1 - Gingrich 8 13 11 Giuliani 31 35 30 Hagel 1 1 1 Huckabee 1 - 1 Hunter - 1 - McCain 20 18 22 Pataki - - 1 Paul - - - Romney 6 3 4 Tancredo 1 1 1 Thompson, F. 6 na na Thompson, T. 1 2 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 3 5 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 2 DK/NA 23 19 19



3. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 46% 6% 83% 34% 39% 51% 31% Giuliani 43 85 12 50 48 39 59 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 1 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 DK/NA 7 6 3 11 7 7 6

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Clinton 46% 50% 44% 50% 36% 41% Giuliani 43 40 45 36 53 44 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 3 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 3 3 3 2 2 DK/NA 8 6 7 9 7 10

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Clinton 46 44 46 Giuliani 43 43 43 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2 DK/NA 7 9 8



4. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 42% 4% 76% 35% 39% 45% 29% Giuliani 42 84 13 43 46 38 58 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 2 6 5 3 2 DK/NA 11 10 8 14 8 14 10

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Obama 36% 46% 46% 50% 34% 44% Giuliani 47 39 38 37 48 36 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - - 2 4 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 5 2 5 3 DK/NA 11 11 11 9 9 15

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007


Obama 42 36 Giuliani 42 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 DK/NA 11 12



5. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Edwards 43% 7% 76% 34% 41% 45% 33% Giuliani 42 81 13 50 45 39 56 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 1 2 4 3 2 1 DK/NA 10 10 7 12 9 11 9

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Edwards 39% 46% 43% 64% 37% 39% Giuliani 49 38 40 25 51 41 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 3 6 2 3 1 DK/NA 8 11 10 9 7 16

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007


Edwards 43 40 Giuliani 42 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 DK/NA 10 10



6. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 46% 6% 82% 38% 39% 52% 32% McCain 42 84 12 44 49 35 56 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 1 1 5 3 2 2 DK/NA 8 6 3 11 6 9 8

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Clinton 46% 53% 44% 52% 37% 36% McCain 43 38 42 37 46 46 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 3 3 3 4 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 4 5 3 1 DK/NA 8 6 7 4 10 13

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Clinton 46 45 46 McCain 42 42 42 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 2 DK/NA 8 9 8



7. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 45% 8% 76% 39% 38% 50% 32% McCain 37 76 10 40 46 30 53 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 1 5 4 2 3 DK/NA 13 12 10 14 10 15 12

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Obama 41% 49% 45% 50% 37% 45% McCain 41 33 40 37 46 32 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 2 3 4 4 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 5 2 4 - DK/NA 13 14 8 8 9 20

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Obama 45 42 38 McCain 37 39 41 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 3 DK/NA 13 15 18



8. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Edwards 45% 6% 79% 39% 40% 50% 37% McCain 37 80 8 37 43 32 49 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 3 2 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 3 7 4 4 4 DK/NA 12 10 9 14 11 13 11

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Edwards 42% 51% 44% 60% 32% 43% McCain 42 31 38 29 47 36 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 3 2 4 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 5 6 2 5 - DK/NA 11 12 9 6 11 19

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Edwards 45 45 44 McCain 37 38 41 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 2 DK/NA 12 14 11



9. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 51% 9% 87% 43% 44% 57% 38% Romney 32 78 6 30 38 28 47 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 4 3 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 3 5 5 2 3 DK/NA 11 9 4 17 10 11 9

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Clinton 52% 57% 48% 54% 42% 42% Romney 33 27 38 31 40 35 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 2 1 3 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 3 5 4 3 DK/NA 9 9 9 9 12 18

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Clinton 51 51 52 Romney 32 31 31 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 4 3 DK/NA 11 13 12



10. If the 2008 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?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 51% 13% 81% 48% 49% 53% 41% Romney 26 68 3 20 31 21 38 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 2 4 3 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 2 6 5 3 4 DK/NA 16 16 12 21 13 20 15

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Obama 46% 55% 49% 55% 46% 54% Romney 29 24 30 22 32 20 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 1 4 3 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 7 3 5 7 3 2 DK/NA 17 16 16 12 15 22

TREND: If the 2008 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?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007


Obama 51 47 Romney 26 26 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 DK/NA 16 21



11. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Edwards 53% 11% 85% 51% 50% 56% 42% Romney 26 71 3 19 31 22 36 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 4 3 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 3 5 5 3 3 DK/NA 15 15 8 21 12 18 17

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Edwards 49% 58% 47% 64% 46% 50% Romney 31 22 28 20 34 25 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 - - 4 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 6 5 4 - DK/NA 14 14 19 10 13 22

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007


Edwards 53 52 Romney 26 26 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 DK/NA 15 17



TREND: Is your opinion of -- favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him/her?

Score = Favorable (Haven't Heard Enough)

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Clinton, Hillary 48( 9) 49( 9) 49(10) Edwards, John 48(27) 47(26) 46(28) Giuliani, Rudy 52(25) 53(23) 53(27) McCain, John 46(29) 44(30) 47(29) Obama, Barack 43(39) 40(41) 35(52) Romney, Mitt 17(70) 14(70) 9(80)



12. Is your opinion of -- Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 48% 10% 78% 43% 42% 53% 35% Unfavorable 41 83 11 44 48 35 57 Hvn't hrd enough 9 6 9 11 9 9 7 REFUSED 2 1 2 2 1 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Favorable 48 49 49 Unfavorable 41 41 38 Hvn't hrd enough 9 9 10 REFUSED 2 2 3



13. Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 43% 18% 59% 47% 39% 47% 32% Unfavorable 17 36 7 12 19 15 25 Hvn't hrd enough 39 46 33 40 41 36 42 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Favorable 43 40 35 Unfavorable 17 17 12 Hvn't hrd enough 39 41 52 REFUSED 1 2 1



14. Is your opinion of -- John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 46% 60% 30% 54% 52% 41% 52% Unfavorable 23 16 31 18 22 25 20 Hvn't hrd enough 29 22 36 26 25 32 26 REFUSED 2 2 2 1 2 2 3

TREND: Is your opinion of John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30  
                        2007    2007    2007


Favorable 46 44 47 Unfavorable 23 24 21 Hvn't hrd enough 29 30 29 REFUSED 2 2 2



15. Is your opinion of -- Rudy Giuliani favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 52% 73% 34% 58% 54% 51% 60% Unfavorable 22 9 35 17 22 22 16 Hvn't hrd enough 25 16 31 24 24 25 23 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Rudy Giuliani favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Favorable 52 53 53 Unfavorable 22 22 19 Hvn't hrd enough 25 23 27 REFUSED 1 2 1



16. Is your opinion of -- Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 17% 33% 8% 16% 23% 13% 19% Unfavorable 11 5 17 10 13 10 9 Hvn't hrd enough 70 62 73 73 63 76 71 REFUSED 2 - 2 2 1 2 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30  
                        2007    2007    2007


Favorable 17 14 9 Unfavorable 11 15 10 Hvn't hrd enough 70 70 80 REFUSED 2 2 1



17. Is your opinion of -- John Edwards favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 48% 18% 68% 49% 46% 49% 41% Unfavorable 24 53 6 20 29 19 29 Hvn't hrd enough 27 28 24 30 23 30 29 REFUSED 1 1 2 1 1 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of John Edwards favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007


Favorable 48 47 46 Unfavorable 24 24 24 Hvn't hrd enough 27 26 28 REFUSED 1 2 2



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

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Approve 30% 74% 5% 25% 34% 27% 47% Disapprove 66 22 92 68 63 68 49 DK/NA 4 5 3 6 4 5 5

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Approve 33% 27% 34% 30% 34% 27% Disapprove 61 70 58 65 61 69 DK/NA 6 3 8 5 4 4

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

                        Mar 22  Jan 30  Dec 13
                        2007    2007    2006


Approve 30 34 34 Disapprove 66 62 62 DK/NA 4 4 4



23. Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Right direction 21% 52% 4% 17% 27% 16% 30% Wrong track 73 39 93 77 68 77 63 DK/NA 6 9 3 6 5 7 7

TREND: Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?

                        Mar 22  Jan 30
                        2007    2007


Right direction 21 27 Wrong track 73 68 DK/NA 6 5



24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Approve 28% 67% 5% 23% 33% 23% 43% Disapprove 69 28 94 73 65 72 53 DK/NA 3 5 1 4 2 5 4

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq?

                        Mar 22  Jan 30
                        2007    2007


Approve 28 31 Disapprove 69 65 DK/NA 3 5



25. Do you think going to war with Iraq was the right thing for the United States to do or the wrong thing?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Right thing 34% 73% 12% 30% 39% 30% 51% Wrong thing 60 21 84 64 56 63 44 DK/NA 6 6 3 6 5 7 5

TREND: Do you think going to war with Iraq was the right thing for the United States to do or the wrong thing?

                        Mar 22  Jan 30
                        2007    2007


Right thing 34 37 Wrong thing 60 56 DK/NA 6 6