July 12, 2007 - Bloomberg Helps Clinton, Hurts Giuliani In Ohio, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Thompson Moving Up In GOP Pack

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New York Sen. Hillary Clinton squeaks past former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani 44 - 42 percent in the 2008 presidential race in Ohio, but jumps to a 40 - 35 percent lead in the key Electoral College state if another New Yorker, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, runs as an independent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Bloomberg's 10 percent comes more from Giuliani than Clinton.

In a three-way race with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, Bloomberg also helps the Democrat very slightly.

In head-to-head matchups against Clinton, Giuliani has slipped from a 47 - 43 percent lead in a May 16 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University to a 43 - 43 percent tie June 27 to a 44 - 42 percent deficit today. In other general election matchups:
  • Clinton tops Arizona Sen. John McCain 45 - 41 percent;
  • Clinton beats Thompson 47 - 38 percent;
  • Giuliani gets 42 percent to 41 percent for Obama;
  • Giuliani edges former Vice President Al Gore 44 - 41 percent;
  • Obama beats McCain 43 - 38 percent;
  • Obama tops Thompson 44 - 34 percent;
  • Gore gets 43 percent to McCain's 42 percent;
  • Gore beats Thompson 45 - 38 percent.
"Although Mayor Bloomberg is not that well known in Ohio - 61 percent don't have an opinion of him and among the rest slightly more view him unfavorably than favorably - at this point he takes more votes from Republicans than he does from Democrats," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"These results indicate that a Bloomberg candidacy would make it easier for the Democrats to carry Ohio's crucial electoral votes," Brown added.

When Obama is matched against Thompson - both men are running second in Ohio for their respective party nominations - the Illinois Democrat leads 44 - 34 percent in a two-man race and 38 - 27 percent in a three-way with Bloomberg, who gets 15 percent.

In the Republican primary, Giuliani leads Thompson 24 - 18 percent, a slightly narrower margin than Giuliani's 25 - 17 percent lead in Quinnipiac University's June 27 survey. McCain gets 14 percent, down from his 16 percent share in the previous poll, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gets 8 percent, compared to 7 percent in June.

In the Democratic primary, Clinton's lead is 35 - 17 percent over Obama, with 13 percent for former Sen. John Edwards and 12 percent for Gore.

"Thompson continues to cut into Giuliani's lead among Republicans and his showing is impressive since 55 percent of voters, including 44 percent of Republicans, aren't familiar enough to have an opinion of him. Sen. McCain's numbers continue to deteriorate, not just in the horse race against other Republicans or Democrats, but in the number of people who view him unfavorably," said Brown. "Sen. Clinton's lead is down a bit, but at 18 points she has little to worry about in Ohio at this point."

Ohio voters give Giuliani a 50 - 27 percent favorability. Ratings for other candidates are:
  • 49 - 42 percent favorable for Clinton;
  • 40 - 31 percent favorable for McCain;
  • 45 - 22 percent for Obama;
  • 47 - 41 percent favorable for Gore;
  • 46 - 29 percent favorable for Edwards;
  • 64 percent don't know enough about Romney to form an opinion. Bush Approval
Ohio voters disapprove 66 - 29 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing, his lowest score in the state.

From July 3 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,447 Ohio voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. The survey includes 499 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points, and 531 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 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, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Al Gore, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson, for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRAT
                        Tot     Men     Wom


Biden 1% 1% - Clinton 35 28 40 Dodd - - - Edwards 13 15 11 Gore 12 12 11 Gravel - - - Kucinich 3 6 1 Obama 17 19 15 Richardson 2 3 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 4 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 2 DK/NA 15 12 16

TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, 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..................................
                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Biden 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 Clark na na - - - 1 1 Clinton 35 40 38 37 32 32 38 Dodd - - - - - - - Edwards 13 12 11 17 11 13 11 Gore 12 12 10 11 14 11 6 Gravel - - - - - na na Kucinich 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 Obama 17 12 19 14 22 19 13 Richardson 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 3 1 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 DK/NA 15 16 14 14 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, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson and Tommy Thompson, for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED REPUBLICAN...........
                                                WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Brownback 1% 1% - 1% Gilmore 1 1 - 2 Gingrich 5 4 6 5 Giuliani 24 19 30 21 Huckabee 2 3 - 2 Hunter - - - - McCain 14 16 11 12 Paul 1 1 - 1 Romney 8 8 8 6 Tancredo - 1 - - Thompson, F. 18 28 8 21 Thompson, T. 1 1 1 - SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 5 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 3 2 DK/NA 20 14 27 25

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, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson, and Tommy Thompson, for whom would you vote? na = not asked

                        REGISTERED REPUBLICANS................................
                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Brownback 1 - - 2 - - 1 Gilmore 1 - - - 1 1 - Gingrich 5 6 6 9 8 13 11 Giuliani 24 25 23 23 31 35 30 Hagel na na - - 1 1 1 Huckabee 2 2 2 - 1 - 1 Hunter - - - - - 1 - McCain 14 16 17 21 20 18 22 Pataki na na - - - - 1 Paul 1 - - - - - - Romney 8 7 11 6 6 3 4 Tancredo - - - 1 1 1 1 Thompson, F. 18 17 15 8 6 na na Thompson, T. 1 1 2 - 1 2 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 3 2 4 1 3 5 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 DK/NA 20 22 18 23 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?

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 44% 5% 80% 37% 37% 50% 26% Giuliani 42 85 11 44 48 37 59 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 5 3 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 2 5 6 2 8 DK/NA 7 5 5 9 5 9 5

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?

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 44 43 43 41 46 44 46 Giuliani 42 43 47 46 43 43 43 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 DK/NA 7 8 6 9 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?

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 41% 9% 70% 37% 39% 43% 27% Giuliani 42 78 17 42 46 38 54 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 2 4 3 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 5 4 5 4 6 DK/NA 10 9 6 14 7 13 11

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?

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 41 40 42 37 42 36 Giuliani 42 42 43 45 42 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 1 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 3 3 4 4 DK/NA 10 12 10 13 11 12



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

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Gore 41% 4% 76% 35% 38% 44% 24% Giuliani 44 86 13 45 49 40 59 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 3 5 3 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 2 5 5 4 6 DK/NA 8 6 6 10 5 10 8

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Gore 41 44 40 39 Giuliani 44 43 48 47 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 4 3 DK/NA 8 8 7 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?

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 45% 8% 79% 41% 37% 53% 26% McCain 41 82 12 40 49 33 59 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 2 4 4 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 2 7 6 3 5 DK/NA 7 5 5 8 4 10 8

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?

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 45 44 44 42 46 45 46 McCain 41 42 45 44 42 42 42 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 2 3 3 2 2 DK/NA 7 9 6 10 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?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 43% 12% 72% 39% 39% 47% 28% McCain 38 76 12 38 45 32 52 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 3 4 4 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 3 4 6 5 4 6 DK/NA 11 8 8 13 6 15 12

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?

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 43 43 44 36 45 42 38 McCain 38 38 41 42 37 39 41 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 3 1 2 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 5 3 4 3 2 3 DK/NA 11 11 11 16 13 15 18



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

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Gore 43% 5% 79% 36% 38% 47% 25% McCain 42 84 11 43 49 36 57 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 2 5 3 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 2 6 5 3 6 DK/NA 8 8 6 10 5 11 10

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Gore 43 41 42 39 McCain 42 43 45 46 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 3 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 3 3 DK/NA 8 10 8 10



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

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 47% 9% 81% 43% 39% 54% 28% Thompson 38 77 8 38 47 29 57 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 3 6 4 3 6 DK/NA 9 11 5 9 7 11 7

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 47 47 47 45 Thompson 38 38 39 35 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 3 3 DK/NA 9 9 8 14



10. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 44% 14% 72% 41% 40% 48% 28% Thompson 34 71 9 33 43 26 49 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 2 4 3 3 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 2 4 6 5 4 5 DK/NA 15 12 12 17 10 19 17

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 44 43 45 44 Thompson 34 35 34 31 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 3 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 5 4 4 DK/NA 15 14 15 20



11. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Gore 45% 7% 81% 36% 40% 49% 28% Thompson 38 77 7 39 46 30 54 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 3 5 3 3 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 3 5 4 4 5 DK/NA 11 11 6 15 7 14 11

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Gore 45 44 44 44 Thompson 38 38 39 35 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 4 3 DK/NA 11 11 10 15



12. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat, Rudy Giuliani the Republican, and Michael Bloomberg running as an independent candidate for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 40% 5% 74% 34% 33% 46% 23% Giuliani 35 74 9 33 41 29 49 Bloomberg 10 8 7 12 11 8 8 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 - 2 3 3 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 1 5 5 1 4 DK/NA 11 11 6 13 7 14 14



13. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat, Fred Thompson the Republican, and Michael Bloomberg running as an independent candidate for whom would you vote?

                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 38% 7% 66% 35% 34% 42% 22% Thompson 27 61 7 23 36 20 43 Bloomberg 15 12 10 22 15 14 10 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 3 2 3 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 DK/NA 14 16 10 15 9 19 19

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

Score = %Favorable (%Haven't Heard Enough)

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Bloomberg, Michael 17(61) na na na na na na Clinton, Hillary 49( 6) 47( 7) 46( 7) 47( 8) 48( 9) 49( 9) 49(10) Edwards, John 46(23) 45(28) 44(25) 47(27) 48(27) 47(26) 46(28) Giuliani, Rudy 50(20) 50(24) 54(17) 54(22) 52(25) 53(23) 53(27) Gore, Al 47( 9) 47( 8) 46( 9) 44(12) na na 41(8) McCain, John 40(26) 41(28) 45(25) 47(28) 46(29) 44(30) 47(29) Obama, Barack 45(30) 43(36) 42(34) 41(36) 43(39) 40(41) 35(52) Romney, Mitt 15(64) 14(67) 17(67) 15(73) 17(70) 14(70) 9(80) Thompson, Fred 30(55) 25(61) 25(65) 21(69) na na na



14. Is your opinion of -- Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 49% 13% 82% 46% 41% 57% 31% Unfavorable 42 82 12 44 51 34 61 Hvn't hrd enough 6 3 5 6 6 5 4 REFUSED 3 3 2 4 2 4 4

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 49 47 46 47 48 49 49 Unfavorable 42 44 45 43 41 41 38 Hvn't hrd enough 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 REFUSED 3 2 2 2 2 2 3



15. Is your opinion of -- John Edwards favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 46% 29% 67% 39% 43% 48% 39% Unfavorable 29 52 9 33 37 21 38 Hvn't hrd enough 23 18 21 27 18 27 21 REFUSED 3 2 3 1 2 3 3

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 46 45 44 47 48 47 46 Unfavorable 29 25 29 24 24 24 24 Hvn't hrd enough 23 28 25 27 27 26 28 REFUSED 3 2 2 1 1 2 2



16. Is your opinion of -- Rudy Giuliani favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 50% 76% 33% 50% 51% 50% 61% Unfavorable 27 11 44 24 31 24 20 Hvn't hrd enough 20 11 21 24 16 24 17 REFUSED 2 1 3 2 2 2 3

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 50 50 54 54 52 53 53 Unfavorable 27 23 26 22 22 22 19 Hvn't hrd enough 20 24 17 22 25 23 27 REFUSED 2 3 3 2 1 2 1



17. Is your opinion of -- Al Gore favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 47% 17% 76% 43% 44% 50% 30% Unfavorable 41 76 13 44 48 35 59 Hvn't hrd enough 9 6 9 10 6 12 9 REFUSED 2 2 2 2 2 3 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Al Gore favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 47 47 46 44 41 Unfavorable 41 43 43 41 50 Hvn't hrd enough 9 8 9 12 8 REFUSED 2 2 2 3 2



18. Is your opinion of -- John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 40% 63% 26% 41% 46% 35% 51% Unfavorable 31 17 41 33 34 29 23 Hvn't hrd enough 26 16 31 23 17 33 22 REFUSED 3 4 2 2 3 3 4

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 40 41 45 47 46 44 47 Unfavorable 31 28 28 22 23 24 21 Hvn't hrd enough 26 28 25 28 29 30 29 REFUSED 3 2 2 3 2 2 2



19. Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 45% 30% 58% 47% 42% 48% 33% Unfavorable 22 35 12 23 27 17 33 Hvn't hrd enough 30 33 27 29 28 33 31 REFUSED 3 2 3 2 3 2 3

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 45 43 42 41 43 40 35 Unfavorable 22 20 22 21 17 17 12 Hvn't hrd enough 30 36 34 36 39 41 52 REFUSED 3 2 1 2 1 2 1



20. Is your opinion of -- Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 15% 31% 5% 14% 20% 11% 16% Unfavorable 19 11 25 22 23 15 15 Hvn't hrd enough 64 56 68 62 54 73 66 REFUSED 2 2 2 1 2 1 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30  
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 15 14 17 15 17 14 9 Unfavorable 19 17 15 11 11 15 10 Hvn't hrd enough 64 67 67 73 70 70 80 REFUSED 2 2 1 1 2 2 1



21. Is your opinion of -- Fred Thompson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 30% 51% 14% 31% 41% 20% 37% Unfavorable 13 4 21 12 15 10 8 Hvn't hrd enough 55 44 62 56 42 68 54 REFUSED 2 1 2 1 2 1 2

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

                        Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 30 25 25 21 Unfavorable 13 12 8 10 Hvn't hrd enough 55 61 65 69 REFUSED 2 1 1 1



22. Is your opinion of -- Michael Bloomberg favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 17% 19% 15% 18% 20% 14% 12% Unfavorable 20 19 22 21 25 16 20 Hvn't hrd enough 61 60 62 60 54 68 66 REFUSED 2 1 1 1 2 2 2



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


Approve 29% 66% 5% 23% 33% 25% 48% Disapprove 66 26 93 71 62 69 45 DK/NA 5 7 3 6 5 6 7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jul 12  May 16  Mar 22  Jan 30  Dec 13  May 16  Jul 12
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2006    2007    2007


Approve 29 35 30 34 34 35 29 Disapprove 66 61 66 62 62 61 66 DK/NA 5 4 4 4 4 4 5