October 24, 2012 - Murphy Up As McMahon Fades In Connecticut Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Women Propel Obama To Big Lead Over Romney

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Women and older voters are shifting away from Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race, giving U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, the Democrat, a 49 - 43 percent likely voter lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to the results of an October 4 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing McMahon with 48 percent to Murphy with 47 percent.

In today's results, women back Murphy 52 - 38 percent, compared to 50 - 44 percent October 4. Men are at 50 - 46 for McMahon compared to 52 - 45 percent earlier.

Voters over 55 years old shift from a 48 - 48 percent split to 51 - 42 percent for Murphy.

A total of 62 percent of Connecticut likely voters have a "strongly unfavorable" or "somewhat unfavorable" opinion of this Senate race in general.

The race remains fluid as 11 percent of Murphy voters and 14 percent of McMahon voters say they might change their mind in the next 13 days.

"It's d‚j… vu all over again in the Connecticut Senate race. As we hit the final stretch of the campaign, Linda McMahon is beginning to fade, as she did in her 2010 run against Richard Blumenthal," said Douglas Schwartz, PhD, director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

"Has she hit her ceiling? She took 43 percent of the vote in 2010, losing by 12 points to Blumenthal. Two weeks before the election, she is back at 43 percent."

Connecticut likely voters say 47 - 42 percent that Murphy better understands their economic problems. If she wins, McMahon would favor the wealthy over the middle class, voters say 55 - 36 percent. Murphy would favor the middle class, voters say 70 - 14 percent.

"Murphy has taken the lead in the Senate race in part because more voters now believe he understands their economic problems better than McMahon," Dr. Schwartz added.

Voters have a mixed opinion of Murphy, with 39 percent favorable and 39 percent unfavorable, compared to a negative 36 - 40 percent favorability three weeks ago. McMahon gets a negative 41 - 47 percent favorability, down from a 45 - 41 percent positive October 4.

"One of McMahon's key strengths had been that voters liked her more than Murphy," Schwartz added. "Voters are evenly divided on Murphy but have a net negative opinion of McMahon. After improving her image from two years ago, her favorability rating has fallen back to about where she was in 2010.

"After being neck and neck among voters over 55, Murphy has opened up a 9-point lead among this age group. This could be in part due to Murphy's 16-point advantage among this age group on who would do a better job on Medicare and Social Security, which have become hot issues in this campaign."

Presidential Race

President Barack Obama buries Gov. Mitt Romney in the run for the White House, leading 55 - 41 percent, compared to 54 - 42 percent October 4.

Obama leads 60 - 36 percent among women and gets 49 percent of men to Romney's 46 percent. The President leads among every subgroup except Republicans.

Only 5 percent of Romney voters and 6 percent of Obama voters say they might change their mind.

"President Barack Obama is running stronger than Murphy in Connecticut, holding steady with a 14 point lead over Gov. Mitt Romney. The President's coattails are helping Murphy," Schwartz said.

From October 19 - 22, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,412 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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

1. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Obama or Romney? (Table includes leaners and early voters)
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                55%     5%    93%    50%    49%    60%
Romney               41     94      5     44     46     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      1      -
DK/NA                 4      1      2      6      4      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                56%    54%    64%    63%    55%    53%    62%    55%    54%
Romney               41     40     32     33     44     46     31     42     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      -      1      -      1      1      -
DK/NA                 2      5      4      4      1      1      7      3      3
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Obama or Romney? (Table includes leaners and early voters)
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Obama                55      54      52
Romney               41      42      45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       -       -
DK/NA                 4       4       2
 
 
2. (If Obama q1) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Obama, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS....
                     OBAMA Q1.........
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Very enthusiastic    63%    64%    62%
Somewht enthusiastic 28     25     31
Not so enthusiastic   6      7      5
Not enthus at all     3      4      2
DK/NA                 -      -      -
 
TREND: (If Obama) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Obama, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     OBAMA VOTER...
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very enthusiastic    63      56
Somewht enthusiastic 28      36
Not so enthusiastic   6       5
Not enthus at all     3       2
DK/NA                 -       -
 
 
3. (If Romney q1) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Romney, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS....
                     ROMNEY Q1........
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Very enthusiastic    62%    61%    63%
Somewht enthusiastic 31     32     31
Not so enthusiastic   5      5      6
Not enthus at all     1      2      -
DK/NA                 -      -      -
 
TREND: (If Romney) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Romney, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     ROMNEY VOTER..
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very enthusiastic    62      52
Somewht enthusiastic 31      38
Not so enthusiastic   5       6
Not enthus at all     1       3
DK/NA                 -       -
 
 
4. (If candidate chosen q1) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1
                     Tot    Obama  Romney
 
Mind made up         94%    94%    94%
Might change          5      6      5
DK/NA                 1      1      2
 
TREND: (If candidate chosen) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN......
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Mind made up         94      91      87
Might change          5       9      12
DK/NA                 1       1       1
 
 
5. Is your opinion of - Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            42%    91%     8%    46%    48%    37%
Unfavorable          50      4     86     43     46     53
Hvn't hrd enough      7      5      5      9      5      8
REFUSED               2      -      1      3      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Favorable            42      42      41
Unfavorable          50      47      44
Hvn't hrd enough      7       9      14
REFUSED               2       2       2
 
 
5a. Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly Fav         30%    75%     4%    28%    33%    27%
Somewhat Fav         12     16      4     17     14     10
Somewhat Unfav        9      1     12     11     10      8
Strongly Unfav       40      3     73     31     35     45
Hvn't hrd enough      7      5      5      9      5      8
REFUSED/DK/NA         2      -      1      3      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly Fav         29%    31%    24%    21%    32%    34%    15%    31%    35%
Somewhat Fav         13     11      7     15     11     13     15     11     11
Somewhat Unfav       11      8      7      7     10     11     13      9      8
Strongly Unfav       41     40     47     50     39     36     43     40     40
Hvn't hrd enough      6      7     12      5      6      4     12      7      5
REFUSED/DK/NA         1      3      2      4      1      1      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Strongly Fav         30      28
Somewhat Fav         12      13
Somewhat Unfav        9       9
Strongly Unfav       40      39
Hvn't hrd enough      7       9
REFUSED/DK/NA         2       2
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            56%     9%    93%    49%    50%    61%
Unfavorable          40     89      6     45     46     36
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      1      3      2      2
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Favorable            56      54      51
Unfavorable          40      43      46
Hvn't hrd enough      2       2       2
REFUSED               2       2       2
 
 
6a. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly Fav         43%     4%    80%    32%    38%    48%
Somewhat Fav         13      6     13     17     13     13
Somewhat Unfav        6      7      1     10      8      4
Strongly Unfav       34     82      5     35     38     31
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      1      3      2      2
REFUSED/DK/NA         2      1      1      3      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly Fav         43%    43%    49%    57%    40%    41%    42%    43%    44%
Somewhat Fav         15     11     13      8     14     14     23     12     10
Somewhat Unfav        6      5      2      8      6      7     10      6      4
Strongly Unfav       32     36     32     21     38     36     21     36     38
Hvn't hrd enough      2      2      2      4      1      1      3      1      2
REFUSED/DK/NA         1      2      2      1      1      1      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Strongly Fav         43      40
Somewhat Fav         13      14
Somewhat Unfav        6       7
Strongly Unfav       34      36
Hvn't hrd enough      2       2
REFUSED/DK/NA         2       2
 
 
7. If the election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Chris Murphy the Democrat and Linda McMahon the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Murphy or McMahon? (Table includes leaners and early voters)
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               49%     9%    83%    41%    46%    52%
McMahon              43     86     10     50     50     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 7      5      7      8      4      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               53%    47%    51%    53%    50%    48%    49%    47%    51%
McMahon              44     43     35     36     46     49     42     46     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      -      1      1      -      1      1
DK/NA                 3      9     13     11      3      3      9      6      6
 
TREND: If the election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Chris Murphy the Democrat and Linda McMahon the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Murphy or McMahon? (Table includes leaners and early voters)
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Murphy               49      47      46
McMahon              43      48      49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       -       -
DK/NA                 7       4       4
 
 
8. (If Murphy q7) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Murphy, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS....
                     MURPHY Q7........
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Very enthusiastic    30%    35%    26%
Somewht enthusiastic 52     47     56
Not so enthusiastic  13     11     13
Not enthus at all     5      6      5
DK/NA                 -      -      -
 
TREND: (If Murphy) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Murphy, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     MURPHY........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very enthusiastic    30      27
Somewht enthusiastic 52      55
Not so enthusiastic  13      13
Not enthus at all     5       5
DK/NA                 -       -
 
 
9. (If McMahon q7) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting McMahon, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS....
                     MCMAHON Q7.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Very enthusiastic    43%    42%    44%
Somewht enthusiastic 46     47     44
Not so enthusiastic   8      7      9
Not enthus at all     3      3      3
DK/NA                 -      -      1
 
TREND: (If McMahon) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting McMahon, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     MCMAHON.......
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very enthusiastic    43      50
Somewht enthusiastic 46      39
Not so enthusiastic   8       9
Not enthus at all     3       2
DK/NA                 -       -
 
 
10. (If Senate candidate chosen q7) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q7..
                     Tot    Murphy McMahon
 
Mind made up         87%    89%    85%
Might change         12     11     14
DK/NA                 -      -      -
 
TREND: (If Senate candidate chosen) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..........
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN.......
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Mind made up         87      85      79
Might change         12      14      20
DK/NA                 -       1       1
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            41%    79%    12%    46%    45%    38%
Unfavorable          47     10     75     42     45     48
Hvn't hrd enough     11     10     11     11     10     12
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Favorable            41      45      47
Unfavorable          47      41      35
Hvn't hrd enough     11      12      18
REFUSED               1       1       1
 
 
11a. Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly Fav         23%    46%     7%    23%    25%    21%
Somewhat Fav         18     33      5     22     19     17
Somewhat Unfav       10      3     15     10     11     10
Strongly Unfav       36      7     61     31     34     38
Hvn't hrd enough     11     10     11     11     10     12
REFUSED/DK/NA         1      -      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly Fav         18%    26%    26%    16%    24%    22%    16%    20%    27%
Somewhat Fav         20     16     13     18     18     22     21     23     13
Somewhat Unfav       10     10     11     12      9     11     11     12      9
Strongly Unfav       42     32     34     38     37     38     29     32     43
Hvn't hrd enough      8     13     15     16     11      6     21     12      6
REFUSED/DK/NA         1      2      2      1      1      -      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Strongly Fav         23      27
Somewhat Fav         18      18
Somewhat Unfav       10       9
Strongly Unfav       36      32
Hvn't hrd enough     11      12
REFUSED/DK/NA         1       1
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            39%    10%    68%    31%    39%    39%
Unfavorable          39     65     11     48     43     35
Hvn't hrd enough     21     25     19     20     17     24
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Favorable            39      36      38
Unfavorable          39      40      30
Hvn't hrd enough     21      23      32
REFUSED               1       1       1
 
 
12a. Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly Fav         19%     4%    39%     9%    19%    18%
Somewhat Fav         20      6     28     22     21     20
Somewhat Unfav       13     16      5     18     12     13
Strongly Unfav       26     49      7     29     30     22
Hvn't hrd enough     21     25     19     20     17     24
REFUSED/DK/NA         1      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly Fav         18%    19%    19%    26%    20%    15%    13%    17%    22%
Somewhat Fav         25     17     16     20     23     22     24     19     21
Somewhat Unfav       13     13     11     16     14     12     13     12     14
Strongly Unfav       24     27     23     15     26     31     12     29     28
Hvn't hrd enough     18     23     29     21     16     20     38     22     14
REFUSED/DK/NA         1      2      2      1      1      -      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Strongly Fav         19      17
Somewhat Fav         20      19
Somewhat Unfav       13      12
Strongly Unfav       26      28
Hvn't hrd enough     21      23
REFUSED/DK/NA         1       1
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              45%    23%    66%    39%    45%    45%
Disapprove           41     62     20     49     46     38
DK/NA                14     15     13     12      9     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Aug 28
                     2012    2012
 
Approve              45      43
Disapprove           41      44
DK/NA                14      12
 
 
13a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly App         14%     4%    28%     8%    12%    16%
Somewhat App         30     19     38     31     33     28
Somewhat Disapp      16     19     10     18     19     13
Strongly Disapp      26     42     10     30     27     25
DK/NA                14     16     14     12      9     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly App         16%    13%    18%    12%    13%    16%    11%    15%    15%
Somewhat App         37     26     18     38     35     35     42     30     27
Somewhat Disapp      14     17     18     16     17     14     27     13     14
Strongly Disapp      24     27     27     18     25     26      7     27     29
DK/NA                10     17     19     16     10      9     13     14     14
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              53%    71%    41%    53%    54%    51%
Disapprove           33     17     46     31     36     31
DK/NA                14     12     12     16     10     17
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Aug 28
                     2012    2012
 
Approve              53      50
Disapprove           33      38
DK/NA                14      13
 
 
14a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly App         23%    35%    14%    23%    25%    21%
Somewhat App         30     35     27     30     29     30
Somewhat Disapp      13      8     18     13     14     13
Strongly Disapp      20      9     28     18     22     18
DK/NA                14     13     13     16     10     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly App         21%    24%    26%    21%    23%    22%    22%    17%    29%
Somewhat App         31     29     26     32     31     32     33     33     25
Somewhat Disapp      15     13     13     12     14     15      9     17     13
Strongly Disapp      20     20     19     18     21     20     16     19     21
DK/NA                13     15     17     16     12     11     20     15     11
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              66%    34%    89%    63%    62%    69%
Disapprove           19     42      3     21     26     14
DK/NA                15     24      8     16     12     17
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Aug 28
                     2012    2012
 
Approve              66      61
Disapprove           19      24
DK/NA                15      15
 
15a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly App         37%    17%    59%    28%    32%    41%
Somewhat App         28     17     29     34     30     27
Somewhat Disapp       8     18      3      8     10      6
Strongly Disapp      11     24      1     13     15      8
DK/NA                15     24      8     16     13     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly App         33%    40%    44%    42%    39%    33%    29%    35%    43%
Somewhat App         29     28     26     33     27     30     35     30     24
Somewhat Disapp       8      8      6      3     10     11     10      7      8
Strongly Disapp      12     10      9      8     10     13      5     11     14
DK/NA                17     14     16     13     14     14     20     17     11
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              56%     8%    92%    50%    50%    61%
Disapprove           42     90      6     48     48     37
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Approve              56      52      49
Disapprove           42      46      48
DK/NA                 2       3       2
 
 
16a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly App         37%     3%    69%    26%    32%    41%
Somewhat App         19      5     23     24     18     20
Somewhat Disapp       7      8      1     11      9      5
Strongly Disapp      35     82      5     38     39     32
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly App         35%    39%    44%    49%    34%    34%    38%    36%    38%
Somewhat App         23     16     18     18     19     20     28     19     16
Somewhat Disapp       8      6      4      8      7      6     11      5      5
Strongly Disapp      33     37     32     23     38     39     19     38     39
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      1      4      2      1
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Strongly App         37      32
Somewhat App         19      20
Somewhat Disapp       7       8
Strongly Disapp      35      38
DK/NA                 2       3
 
 
17. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very satisfied        6%     1%    11%     5%     6%     7%
Smwht satisfied      40     23     63     31     37     43
Smwht dissatisfied   29     33     19     37     32     26
Very dissatisfied    24     43      7     26     25     23
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        7%     6%     8%     8%     4%     7%     5%     6%     8%
Smwht satisfied      44     38     41     41     42     41     54     40     37
Smwht dissatisfied   27     30     27     32     28     30     34     26     29
Very dissatisfied    22     25     23     19     25     22      8     28     25
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Very satisfied        6       5       3
Smwht satisfied      40      35      37
Smwht dissatisfied   29      27      32
Very dissatisfied    24      32      27
DK/NA                 1       1       1
 
 
18. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Excellent             1%     -      1%     -      1%     1%
Good                 19      5     31     15     20     18
Not so good          44     29     53     44     43     45
Poor                 36     66     13     40     36     36
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             1%     1%     1%     1%     1%     1%     -      1%     1%
Good                 22     16     14     23     17     23     20     21     17
Not so good          43     45     45     48     46     40     60     39     42
Poor                 34     37     41     27     37     35     20     39     39
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      1      -      -      1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Excellent             1       -
Good                 19      15
Not so good          44      44
Poor                 36      40
DK/NA                 -       1
 
 
19. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better               41%     7%    67%    36%    40%    42%
Worse                26     51      6     28     25     26
The same             32     42     25     34     34     31
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      -      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better               45%    38%    35%    47%    45%    41%    46%    40%    42%
Worse                22     29     30     19     24     23     10     27     29
The same             32     32     33     31     31     36     43     33     29
DK/NA                 1      1      2      2      1      -      1      -      1
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Better               41      34
Worse                26      31
The same             32      35
DK/NA                 1       1
 
 
20. Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Excellent             1%     -      1%     1%     1%     -
Good                 26     11     44     19     25     27
Not so good          49     49     45     54     50     48
Poor                 22     39      9     24     22     22
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             -      1%     3%     1%     1%     -      1%     1%     1%
Good                 30     24     24     31     25     31     34     25     26
Not so good          47     50     44     51     54     44     55     47     48
Poor                 23     22     25     16     20     23      7     26     25
DK/NA                 1      2      4      1      1      1      3      1      1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Excellent             1       -
Good                 26      24
Not so good          49      45
Poor                 22      29
DK/NA                 2       1
 
 
21. Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better               23%     6%    38%    21%    27%    20%
Worse                26     47      9     28     26     26
The same             49     44     52     50     46     52
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better               27%    21%    17%    26%    24%    30%    35%    26%    19%
Worse                22     29     28     20     25     24      9     30     28
The same             50     48     54     54     49     44     56     43     50
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      2      1      -      1      3
 
TREND: Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Better               23      17
Worse                26      34
The same             49      47
DK/NA                 2       2
 
 
22. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            49%     5%    91%    36%    44%    54%
Unfavorable          40     87      6     46     47     34
Hvn't hrd enough      8      7      2     13      6      9
REFUSED               3      1      1      5      2      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Favorable            49      49      41
Unfavorable          40      41      48
Hvn't hrd enough      8       8       9
REFUSED               3       2       2
 
 
22a. Is your opinion of the Democratic party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly Fav         27%     2%    59%    11%    20%    32%
Somewhat Fav         23      2     32     25     24     22
Somewhat Unfav       10     14      2     15     13      8
Strongly Unfav       30     73      3     30     34     27
Hvn't hrd enough      8      7      2     13      6      9
REFUSED/DK/NA         3      1      1      5      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly Fav         25%    28%    36%    37%    24%    22%    29%    24%    27%
Somewhat Fav         26     20     19     18     28     25     26     25     22
Somewhat Unfav       13      8      4     12      9     13     11     10      9
Strongly Unfav       27     32     30     17     30     34     16     32     33
Hvn't hrd enough      6      9      9     13      7      4     15      7      5
REFUSED/DK/NA         3      3      2      3      1      1      2      2      3
 
TREND; Is your opinion of the Democratic party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Strongly Fav         27      25
Somewhat Fav         23      24
Somewhat Unfav       10      10
Strongly Unfav       30      31
Hvn't hrd enough      8       8
REFUSED/DK/NA         3       2
 
 
23. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            38%    89%     6%    39%    42%    34%
Unfavorable          49      7     85     41     47     51
Hvn't hrd enough     10      4      7     15      8     11
REFUSED               3      1      2      6      3      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Favorable            38      38      36
Unfavorable          49      49      53
Hvn't hrd enough     10      11       9
REFUSED               3       2       2
 
 
23a. Is your opinion of the Republican party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly Fav         19%    56%     3%    15%    21%    18%
Somewhat Fav         18     33      4     24     22     16
Somewhat Unfav       11      3     14     13     10     11
Strongly Unfav       39      3     71     28     37     40
Hvn't hrd enough     10      4      7     15      8     11
REFUSED/DK/NA         3      1      2      6      3      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly Fav         16%    22%    19%     8%    21%    21%    17%    20%    20%
Somewhat Fav         19     18     14     23     20     20     17     17     19
Somewhat Unfav       12     10     11      9     12     11     10     13      9
Strongly Unfav       45     34     34     46     39     40     39     39     38
Hvn't hrd enough      5     12     18     10      7      5     15      8      9
REFUSED/DK/NA         3      4      5      3      1      2      2      3      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Strongly Fav         19      21
Somewhat Fav         18      17
Somewhat Unfav       11      11
Strongly Unfav       39      39
Hvn't hrd enough     10      11
REFUSED/DK/NA         3       2
 
 
24. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - the economy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                53%     3%    90%    47%    48%    56%
Romney               42     94      7     46     48     37
DK/NA                 6      3      4      7      4      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                55%    51%    57%    61%    52%    50%    67%    50%    51%
Romney               42     42     32     31     45     48     29     44     44
DK/NA                 4      7     10      8      3      2      5      5      6
 
TREND: Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on the economy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Obama                53      51      44
Romney               42      45      49
DK/NA                 6       4       8
 
 
25. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - foreign policy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                56%     7%    93%    50%    52%    59%
Romney               38     87      4     43     45     33
DK/NA                 6      6      3      8      3      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Obama                59%    53%    58%    65%    56%    55%    66%    57%    52%
Romney               37     39     31     28     40     43     26     39     41
DK/NA                 4      7     10      7      4      2      8      4      7
 
TREND: Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on foreign policy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Aug 28
                     2012    2012
 
Obama                56      52
Romney               38      40
DK/NA                 6       8
 
 
26. Would you say that - Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  64%    26%    93%    58%    60%    67%
No                   34     71      6     40     39     30
DK/NA                 2      4      1      2      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  67%    61%    63%    69%    64%    63%    75%    64%    59%
No                   31     36     33     30     34     35     23     34     38
DK/NA                 2      3      3      1      2      2      2      2      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Yes                  64      62      57
No                   34      36      40
DK/NA                 2       2       2
 
 
27. Would you say that - Mitt Romney cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  44%    88%    13%    47%    49%    39%
No                   53      8     85     49     48     58
DK/NA                 3      3      2      4      3      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  46%    42%    34%    32%    47%    51%    39%    44%    45%
No                   51     55     63     64     50     47     60     53     51
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      3      2      -      3      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Mitt Romney cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 24  Oct 04  Aug 28
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Yes                  44      44      43
No                   53      52      49
DK/NA                 3       4       8
 
 
28. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of this year's US Senate election between Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            27%    39%    22%    25%    33%    22%
Unfavorable          63     51     67     66     61     64
DK/NA                10      9     12      8      6     14
 
 
28a. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of this year's US Senate election between Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly Fav         11%    16%     9%    10%    14%     9%
Somewhat Fav         16     23     12     15     20     13
Somewhat Unfav       22     23     25     19     22     22
Strongly Unfav       40     28     42     47     39     42
REFUSED/DK/NA        10     10     12      8      6     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly Fav          7%    14%    13%     8%    13%    10%    21%     7%    10%
Somewhat Fav         16     16     14     20     15     18     11     17     18
Somewhat Unfav       26     19     10     26     24     26     31     24     18
Strongly Unfav       44     38     42     36     41     40     29     43     43
REFUSED/DK/NA         7     12     20     10      7      6      8      9     11
 
 
29. Generally speaking, what do you think is the better qualification for being a U.S. senator, previous experience in business, or previous experience in politics?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Business             50%    83%    23%    55%    55%    46%
Politics             39     10     63     32     37     40
NEITHER (VOL)         5      1      7      5      3      6
DK/NA                 7      5      6      8      5      8
 
TREND: Generally speaking, what do you think is the better qualification for being a U.S. senator, previous experience in business, or previous experience in politics?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Business             50      53
Politics             39      36
NEITHER (VOL)         5       4
DK/NA                 7       7
 
 
29a. Generally speaking, what do you think is the better qualification for being a U.S. senator, previous experience in business, or previous experience in politics? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly Business    33%    64%    11%    36%    39%    29%
Somewhat Business    16     19     12     19     16     17
Somewhat Politics    22      4     35     20     21     22
Strongly Politics    17      6     29     12     16     18
NEITHER(VOL)          5      1      7      5      3      6
DK/NA                 7      5      6      8      5      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly Business    30%    35%    35%    31%    27%    37%    29%    32%    36%
Somewhat Business    17     16     15     12     18     18     22     20     12
Somewhat Politics    25     19     20     26     19     23     21     22     22
Strongly Politics    15     19     19     20     24     12     19     16     18
NEITHER(VOL)          7      4      5      3      4      5      5      5      5
DK/NA                 5      8      6      7      7      5      5      6      6
 
TREND: Generally speaking, what do you think is the better qualification for being a U.S. senator, previous experience in business, or previous experience in politics? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Strongly Business    33      38
Somewhat Business    16      15
Somewhat Politics    22      19
Strongly Politics    17      18
NEITHER (VOL)         5       4
DK/NA                 7       7
 
 
30. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - better understands the economic problems people in Connecticut are having, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               47%    10%    78%    40%    45%    49%
McMahon              42     82     12     47     49     37
DK/NA                11      8      9     13      7     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               50%    45%    46%    54%    47%    46%    49%    45%    49%
McMahon              41     43     38     32     44     48     42     44     40
DK/NA                 9     13     16     14      9      6      9     11     11
 
TREND: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think better understands the economic problems people in Connecticut are having, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Murphy               47      45
McMahon              42      46
DK/NA                11      10
 
 
31. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - seems like the more friendly and likeable person, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               45%    16%    72%    40%    44%    46%
McMahon              40     70     18     43     43     38
DK/NA                14     15     11     17     13     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               50%    42%    47%    49%    43%    49%    43%    46%    48%
McMahon              36     43     44     37     43     39     49     38     38
DK/NA                14     15      9     15     14     12      8     16     14
 
 
32. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - has better ideas about how to create jobs, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               38%     6%    70%    30%    35%    41%
McMahon              48     87     15     56     56     42
DK/NA                13      7     15     14      9     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               41%    37%    42%    47%    37%    37%    41%    34%    42%
McMahon              48     48     44     39     50     53     47     54     44
DK/NA                11     15     14     14     12     10     12     12     14
 
 
33. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - would do a better job on women's reproductive health issues such as contraception and abortion, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               46%    14%    75%    40%    47%    46%
McMahon              38     65     15     43     39     38
DK/NA                16     21     10     18     15     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               52%    42%    45%    51%    47%    48%    51%    46%    46%
McMahon              33     42     42     36     41     36     31     40     40
DK/NA                15     16     13     14     12     16     18     14     14
 
 
34. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - would do a better job on taxes, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               46%     9%    78%    39%    43%    48%
McMahon              45     84     13     51     51     39
DK/NA                10      8      9     10      6     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               47%    45%    54%    54%    46%    41%    49%    44%    47%
McMahon              46     43     34     34     47     53     41     46     44
DK/NA                 7     11     12     12      6      6      9      9      9
 
 
35. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - would do a better job on health care, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               49%    11%    81%    43%    48%    51%
McMahon              40     78     12     45     43     38
DK/NA                10     11      7     12      9     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               54%    46%    48%    55%    53%    49%    51%    47%    51%
McMahon              36     43     45     29     41     42     39     41     40
DK/NA                10     11      7     16      6      9     10     11      9
 
 
36. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - would do a better job on Social Security and Medicare, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               52%    13%    83%    46%    50%    53%
McMahon              39     79      8     43     44     34
DK/NA                10      9      9     11      6     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               55%    50%    50%    58%    55%    50%    55%    49%    53%
McMahon              37     39     36     29     38     43     36     41     37
DK/NA                 8     11     13     13      6      8      9     10      9
 
 
37. As a United States Senator do you think Linda McMahon would do more to favor the middle class or more to favor the wealthy?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Middle class         36%    72%    11%    38%    40%    32%
Wealthy              55     14     84     51     51     58
DK/NA                10     14      6     10      9     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Middle class         33%    38%    37%    27%    35%    39%    36%    35%    36%
Wealthy              57     53     57     62     57     53     56     56     53
DK/NA                10      9      7     11      9      9      8      9     10
 
 
38. As a United States Senator do you think Chris Murphy would do more to favor the middle class or more to favor the wealthy?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Middle class         70%    55%    85%    64%    73%    67%
Wealthy              14     19      9     17     14     15
DK/NA                16     26      6     19     14     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Middle class         77%    65%    60%    71%    73%    77%    72%    72%    69%
Wealthy              10     18     26     12     13     10     19     15     12
DK/NA                13     18     14     17     14     13      9     14     20
 
 
39. Now thinking of Linda McMahon, how often would you say you've been seeing her campaign advertisements on television recently, very often, somewhat often, just occasionally or rarely?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very often           75%    67%    79%    76%    72%    77%
Somewhat often       13     16      9     14     14     13
Just occasionally     5      7      5      5      7      4
Rarely                3      4      3      3      4      2
NEVER (VOL)           1      1      -      -      1      -
DON'T WATCH TV(VOL)   2      4      3      1      1      4
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very often           74%    75%    71%    71%    79%    77%    76%    73%    77%
Somewhat often       14     13     10     19     10     13     13     15     12
Just occasionally     5      5      7      5      4      6      5      5      5
Rarely                4      2      2      4      5      1      5      3      2
NEVER (VOL)           -      1      3      -      -      -      2      -      1
DON'T WATCH TV(VOL)   2      3      6      1      1      2      -      3      3
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      -      -      1      1
 
TREND: Now thinking of Linda McMahon, how often would you say you've been seeing her campaign advertisements on television recently, very often, somewhat often, just occasionally or rarely?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very often           75      64
Somewhat often       13      20
Just occasionally     5       7
Rarely                3       4
NEVER(VOL)            1       -
DON'T WATCH TV(VOL)   2       3
DK/NA                 -       1
 
 
40. Now thinking of Chris Murphy, how often would you say you've been seeing his campaign advertisements on television recently, very often, somewhat often, just occasionally or rarely?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very often           50%    51%    46%    53%    49%    51%
Somewhat often       26     22     30     25     22     29
Just occasionally    13     14     12     14     16     10
Rarely                7      8      7      6      9      5
NEVER (VOL)           1      1      -      -      1      -
DON'T WATCH TV(VOL)   2      4      3      1      1      3
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very often           44%    54%    50%    54%    53%    44%    35%    51%    54%
Somewhat often       30     23     20     22     25     31     29     28     24
Just occasionally    15     12     12     16     13     14     20     11     12
Rarely                8      6      8      6      7      7     15      6      5
NEVER (VOL)           -      1      3      -      -      1      2      -      1
DON'T WATCH TV(VOL)   2      3      6      1      1      3      -      3      3
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1      -      1      1
 
TREND: Now thinking of Chris Murphy, how often would you say you've been seeing his campaign advertisements on television recently, very often, somewhat often, just occasionally or rarely?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very often           50      35
Somewhat often       26      29
Just occasionally    13      21
Rarely                7      11
NEVER(VOL)            1       1
DON'T WATCH TV(VOL)   2       3
DK/NA                 1       -
 
 
41. From what you've seen, would you say Linda McMahon's ads are very effective at making their point, somewhat effective, not so effective or not effective at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very effective       21%    35%    12%    21%    21%    21%
Somewhat effective   39     44     34     40     40     38
Not so effective     16      7     20     16     16     15
Not effective at all 19      8     28     18     18     20
DK/NA                 6      7      6      4      5      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very effective       19%    22%    22%    12%    21%    23%    17%    20%    23%
Somewhat effective   37     39     37     45     36     40     46     43     33
Not so effective     20     12     13     15     17     17     15     18     15
Not effective at all 19     20     18     24     20     16     17     15     23
DK/NA                 5      6     10      4      6      3      6      5      6
 
TREND: From what you've seen, would you say Linda McMahon's ads are very effective at making their point, somewhat effective, not so effective or not effective at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very effective       21      26
Somewhat effective   39      40
Not so effective     16      13
Not effective at all 19      16
DK/NA                 6       5
 
 
42. From what you've seen, would you say Chris Murphy's ads are very effective at making their point, somewhat effective, not so effective or not effective at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very effective       10%     2%    15%    10%    10%    11%
Somewhat effective   43     31     56     40     38     47
Not so effective     19     26     12     22     20     19
Not effective at all 21     32     10     23     26     16
DK/NA                 7      9      6      5      6      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very effective        9%    11%    10%    14%    11%     8%     9%    10%    11%
Somewhat effective   42     44     45     49     40     45     51     44     41
Not so effective     22     18     15     20     23     20     16     21     20
Not effective at all 20     20     19     13     19     23     19     20     21
DK/NA                 6      7     10      5      7      4      6      6      7
 
TREND: From what you've seen, would you say Chris Murphy's ads are very effective at making their point, somewhat effective, not so effective or not effective at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very effective       10       8
Somewhat effective   43      43
Not so effective     19      22
Not effective at all 21      20
DK/NA                 7       7
 
 
43. In general, would you say your opinion of professional wrestling is very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very positive         3%     6%     1%     4%     5%     2%
Somewhat positive    21     23     20     19     25     17
Somewhat negative    27     28     28     26     30     25
Very negative        32     15     43     31     25     38
DK/NA                17     27      8     20     16     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very positive         1%     4%     7%     3%     3%     1%     3%     2%     4%
Somewhat positive    18     22     27     20     20     19     33     22     16
Somewhat negative    31     24     19     29     31     31     35     28     24
Very negative        35     30     31     29     33     31     17     30     38
DK/NA                15     19     16     19     14     17     12     17     19
 
TREND: In general, would you say your opinion of professional wrestling is very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very positive         3       5
Somewhat positive    21      18
Somewhat negative    27      31
Very negative        32      30
DK/NA                17      16
 
 
44. In general, would you say your opinion of the U.S. Congress is very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very positive         3%     4%     4%     3%     4%     3%
Somewhat positive    26     28     31     21     22     30
Somewhat negative    36     40     33     36     34     38
Very negative        31     25     27     38     39     24
DK/NA                 3      3      4      2      -      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very positive         2%     5%     7%     4%     2%     4%     4%     4%     3%
Somewhat positive    21     30     24     29     30     25     38     25     25
Somewhat negative    38     34     40     36     34     37     34     40     32
Very negative        36     27     25     29     32     33     19     29     37
DK/NA                 2      4      4      3      2      -      4      2      3
 
TREND: In general, would you say your opinion of the U.S. Congress is very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very positive         3       2
Somewhat positive    26      24
Somewhat negative    36      37
Very negative        31      34
DK/NA                 3       3
 
 
45. Thinking about McMahon's work as a professional wrestling executive would you say you approve strongly, approve somewhat, disapprove somewhat or disapprove strongly?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve strongly     16%    32%     7%    15%    19%    14%
Approve somewhat     32     41     23     36     36     28
Disapprove somewhat  19     12     24     18     17     20
Disapprove strongly  20      4     33     17     16     24
DK/NA                14     12     13     14     12     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve strongly     14%    18%    17%    10%    14%    21%    18%    17%    15%
Approve somewhat     33     30     29     34     34     32     41     36     26
Disapprove somewhat  19     18     20     18     19     17     22     16     19
Disapprove strongly  20     20     24     23     19     19     13     17     25
DK/NA                14     13      9     15     13     11      7     14     15
 
TREND: Thinking about McMahon's work as a professional wrestling executive would you say you approve strongly, approve somewhat, disapprove somewhat or disapprove strongly?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Approve strongly     16      20
Approve somewhat     32      30
Disapprove somewhat  19      18
Disapprove strongly  20      19
DK/NA                14      13
 
 
46. Thinking about Murphy's work as a member of Congress would you say you approve strongly, approve somewhat, disapprove somewhat or disapprove strongly?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve strongly     12%     3%    25%     6%    10%    13%
Approve somewhat     39     18     54     36     37     40
Disapprove somewhat  24     37     11     28     25     22
Disapprove strongly  18     34      4     21     24     14
DK/NA                 8      8      6      9      4     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve strongly     11%    13%    15%    14%    12%    10%    16%     9%    13%
Approve somewhat     42     37     32     49     43     39     47     38     37
Disapprove somewhat  23     24     25     17     21     25     22     27     20
Disapprove strongly  18     18     18     10     19     22      7     20     21
DK/NA                 7      8     10     10      5      4      8      5      9
 
TREND: Thinking about Murphy's work as a member of Congress would you say you approve strongly, approve somewhat, disapprove somewhat or disapprove strongly?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Approve strongly     12      10
Approve somewhat     39      35
Disapprove somewhat  24      25
Disapprove strongly  18      23
DK/NA                 8       7
 
 
47. As far as you've heard, do you think Chris Murphy has handled his personal finances appropriately or inappropriately?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Appropriately        34%    19%    47%    31%    36%    32%
Inappropriately      45     58     32     47     45     44
DK/NA                22     23     21     21     19     24
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Appropriately        33%    34%    28%    48%    34%    34%    49%    32%    32%
Inappropriately      46     44     50     36     44     46     36     46     45
DK/NA                21     22     22     17     22     20     15     22     23
 
TREND: As far as you've heard, do you think Chris Murphy has handled his personal finances appropriately or inappropriately?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Appropriately        34      30
Inappropriately      45      49
DK/NA                22      21
 
 
47a. As far as you've heard, do you think Chris Murphy has handled his personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approp Strongly      10%     8%    17%     6%    10%    11%
Approp Somewhat      23     11     30     25     26     21
Inapprop Somewhat    21     23     21     18     19     21
Inapprop Strongly    24     35     11     29     25     23
DK/NA                22     23     21     22     20     24
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approp Strongly      10%    11%    11%    15%     8%    10%     9%     8%    13%
Approp Somewhat      23     24     17     32     26     24     38     23     19
Inapprop Somewhat    23     19     24     17     19     22     20     20     21
Inapprop Strongly    23     24     26     19     24     24     16     26     25
DK/NA                22     22     22     18     23     20     17     22     23
 
TREND: As far as you've heard, do you think Chris Murphy has handled his personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Approp Strongly      10       9
Approp Somewhat      23      21
Inapprop Somewhat    21      21
Inapprop Strongly    24      28
DK/NA                22      21
 
 
48. As far as you've heard, do you think Linda McMahon has handled her personal finances appropriately or inappropriately?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Appropriately        49%    71%    30%    54%    58%    42%
Inappropriately      34     13     49     32     29     38
DK/NA                17     16     21     14     13     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Appropriately        49%    49%    42%    42%    51%    59%    57%    52%    44%
Inappropriately      34     34     38     42     32     28     33     31     38
DK/NA                17     17     20     15     17     13     10     17     18
 
TREND: As far as you've heard, do you think Linda McMahon has handled her personal finances appropriately or inappropriately?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Appropriately        49      49
Inappropriately      34      34
DK/NA                17      16
 
 
48a. As far as you've heard, do you think Linda McMahon has handled her personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approp Strongly      20%    36%    10%    20%    24%    18%
Approp Somewhat      28     35     20     33     35     23
Inapprop Somewhat    14      5     19     15     15     13
Inapprop Strongly    20      8     30     17     14     25
DK/NA                17     17     21     14     13     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approp Strongly      18%    22%    18%    18%    21%    22%    17%    21%    21%
Approp Somewhat      31     27     24     24     30     36     39     31     23
Inapprop Somewhat    16     13     11     15     12     13     21     12     13
Inapprop Strongly    18     21     26     27     20     15     11     18     25
DK/NA                18     17     20     16     18     13     11     17     18
 
TREND: As far as you've heard, do you think Linda McMahon has handled her personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Approp Strongly      20      23
Approp Somewhat      28      26
Inapprop Somewhat    14      15
Inapprop Strongly    20      19
DK/NA                17      17
 
 
49. How concerned are you, if at all, about the amount of her own money that McMahon is spending on her election campaign; are you very concerned about this, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very concerned       25%     9%    41%    21%    24%    26%
Somewhat concerned   13      6     18     13     11     14
Not so concerned     15     19     12     15     11     18
Not concerned at all 46     66     29     49     53     40
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very concerned       28%    23%    20%    27%    25%    27%    16%    23%    30%
Somewhat concerned   15     11     12     11     14     13     17     11     12
Not so concerned     15     14     13     18     12     15     23     14     12
Not concerned at all 41     49     52     42     47     45     44     50     43
DK/NA                 1      2      3      2      2      1      -      1      2
 
TREND: How concerned are you, if at all, about the amount of her own money that McMahon is spending on her election campaign; are you very concerned about this, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Very concerned       25      18
Somewhat concerned   13      14
Not so concerned     15      15
Not concerned at all 46      52
DK/NA                 2       1
 
 
50. Do you think the McMahon campaign is mainly saying things it believes to be true, or is it mainly intentionally misleading people?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Saying true things   38%    66%    17%    40%    44%    34%
Misleading people    52     24     74     49     48     55
DK/NA                10     11      9     11      9     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Saying true things   37%    39%    38%    27%    40%    41%    33%    43%    36%
Misleading people    53     50     48     60     51     53     58     47     54
DK/NA                 9     11     14     13      9      7      9     10     10
 
TREND: Do you think the McMahon campaign is mainly saying things it believes to be true, or is it mainly intentionally misleading people?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Saying true things   38      46
Misleading people    52      44
DK/NA                10       9
 
 
51. Do you think the Murphy campaign is mainly saying things it believes to be true, or is it mainly intentionally misleading people?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Saying true things   40%    20%    60%    34%    39%    41%
Misleading people    47     64     30     53     50     45
DK/NA                13     16     10     13     12     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Saying true things   44%    37%    35%    43%    43%    41%    46%    40%    39%
Misleading people    44     49     46     43     47     51     44     48     48
DK/NA                11     14     19     14     10      8     10     12     13
 
TREND: Do you think the Murphy campaign is mainly saying things it believes to be true, or is it mainly intentionally misleading people?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 24  Oct 04
                     2012    2012
 
Saying true things   40      39
Misleading people    47      47
DK/NA                13      14
 
 
52. Turning to the U.S. Senate debates between Murphy and McMahon, from what you've seen, heard or read about it, who, in your opinion, won the debates?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Murphy               29%    10%    45%    24%    31%    27%
McMahon              22     37      9     26     25     20
DK/NA                49     53     46     50     44     54
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Murphy               29%    29%    30%    31%    32%    28%    37%    24%    30%
McMahon              20     23     17     22     24     23     23     25     20
DK/NA                51     48     53     47     44     49     40     51     50
 
 
53. As a result of the debates do you have a better opinion of Murphy, a worse opinion of him, or didn't your opinion of Murphy change one way or the other?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better opinion       12%     3%    19%     9%    13%    11%
Worse opinion         6     10      1      7      8      4
Didn't change        66     70     62     68     67     65
DK/NA                17     17     18     16     12     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better opinion       11%    12%     8%    15%    16%     9%     5%     9%    15%
Worse opinion         6      6      6      3      6      6      5      6      5
Didn't change        66     66     66     63     64     70     78     68     62
DK/NA                17     17     20     19     14     15     12     16     18
 
 
54. As a result of the debates do you have a better opinion of McMahon, a worse opinion of her, or didn't your opinion of McMahon change one way or the other?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better opinion        9%    16%     5%     8%    10%     7%
Worse opinion         9      2     11     11     11      7
Didn't change        66     66     67     66     68     65
DK/NA                17     16     18     16     11     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better opinion        9%     8%    10%     8%     7%    10%    12%     6%     9%
Worse opinion         8      9      6     12     11      7      7      7     11
Didn't change        67     66     62     62     69     69     67     71     63
DK/NA                16     17     22     18     13     14     14     15     18
 

Demographic Summary