July 17, 2013 - Women Push Virginia Gov's Approval To New Low, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say He's Honest But Not Handling Scandal Well

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Virginia women have turned on Gov. Bob McDonnell, pushing his job approval rating to a new low of 46 - 37 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Voters still say 44 - 36 percent that the governor is honest and trustworthy and only 16 percent of voters, most of whom are Democrats, think he should resign.

In today's survey, 40 percent of women approve and 42 percent disapprove of the job Gov. McDonnell is doing. This compares to the results of a May 15 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University when women approved 45 - 30 percent, giving the governor an overall 49 - 28 percent approval.

Voters say 41 - 30 percent they are not satisfied with the way the governor is handling the controversy surrounding him. Looking at the allegations, 27 percent think the wrong-doing is serious and 5 percent say not serious, while 16 percent say he is not involved in any wrong- doing, with 49 percent saying they haven't heard enough about this.

And 60 percent of Virginia voters say McDonnell shares the same level of honesty and integrity as most people in public life.

"The lofty levels of 2-1 job approval that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell once enjoyed have slipped away with six months left in his term. He's under 50 percent for the second poll in a row, with just a 9-point net approval after substantial media coverage of his relationship with a campaign donor and associated problems," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Almost 80 percent of voters are aware of the controversy and seem to be somewhat concerned. The bottom line seems to be that they view him as just another politician, but at this point they are not clamoring for his scalp."

Only 16 percent of Virginia voters say McDonnell should resign, including 4 percent of Republicans, 29 percent of Democrats and 13 percent of independent voters. The governor should not resign, 61 percent say, and 24 percent are undecided.

There is a similar partisan twinge to McDonnell's job approval and voters' view of his honesty. Democrats disapprove 61 - 22 percent, while approval is 72 - 14 percent among Republicans and 48 - 35 percent among independent voters, compared to a 54 - 27 percent approval among independent voters in Quinnipiac University's May 15 survey.

"Gov. McDonnell loses some ground among independent voters and gains some ground among Republicans. But he drops from a minus 10 to a minus 39 percentage points among Democrats," said Brown.

Among voters who say they voted for McDonnell in 2009, 84 percent say they would vote for him again, while 7 percent say no, with 8 percent undecided.

The governor is honest and trustworthy, 67 percent of Republican say, but only 43 percent of independent voters and 27 percent of Democrats say.

"The unknown question for Gov. McDonnell's political standing is whether the bleeding has stopped," said Brown.

Virginia voters approve 61 - 23 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is doing and approve 51 - 30 percent of first-term Sen. Tim Kaine.

2016 Presidential Race

Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie 45 - 40 percent and tops Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 51 - 37 percent. Christie would beat Vice President Joseph Biden 46 - 38 percent and Biden would beat Paul 47 - 40 percent.

From July 11 - 15, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,030 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa and the nation as a public service and for research.

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

4. Is your opinion of Bob McDonnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            36%    59%    10%    42%    42%    30%    39%    23%
Unfavorable          33     14     52     31     30     35     34     30
Hvn't hrd enough     28     24     36     23     25     31     24     45
REFUSED               4      3      2      3      4      3      4      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Bob McDonnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 17  May 15  Mar 27  Feb 20  Jan 09  Nov 15  Jun 07
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Favorable            36      40      42      41      45      42      39
Unfavorable          33      23      22      24      23      22      25
Hvn't hrd enough     28      35      33      33      30      34      35
REFUSED               4       2       4       3       2       2       2
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Chris Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Clinton              45%     7%    90%    39%    37%    53%    36%    84%
Christie             40     81      4     42     47     34     49      6
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      4      -      3      3      3      3      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      4      5      1      3      1
DK/NA                 9      5      5     13      8      9      8      9
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              37%    36%    27%    29%    56%    29%    43%    23%    33%
Christie             50     49     58     61     29     55     44     65     52
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      2      4      4      3      2      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      3      1      3      5      1      4      3
DK/NA                 9      8     10      4      8      7     10      7      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Clinton              42%    47%    56%    40%    43%    49%    47%    44%    43%
Christie             42     39     33     43     43     36     38     41     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      2      3      2      5      3      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      2      4      4      5      4      3      1
DK/NA                10      7      7     10      7      6      7      9     11
 
 
10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Chris Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Biden                38%     5%    82%    29%    32%    43%    29%    74%
Christie             46     85      9     51     51     42     56     14
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      3      2      3      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      2      4      5      2      3      2
DK/NA                10      5      6     13     10     10     10     10
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                28%    31%    22%    22%    46%    25%    34%    18%    27%
Christie             56     55     64     69     37     60     52     69     60
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      1      2      5      3      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      4      1      1      4      2      5      2
DK/NA                11      9      9      6     11      8     11      7      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Biden                34%    40%    48%    31%    37%    40%    41%    37%    37%
Christie             48     44     38     52     50     39     47     48     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      3      1      4      1      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      3      3      4      5      4      5      1
DK/NA                11      9      9     10      7     12      7      9     12
 
 
11. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Clinton              51%    12%    95%    49%    42%    59%    44%    87%
Paul                 37     77      2     37     48     28     45      5
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1      3      1      3      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      3      2      2      2      1
DK/NA                 7      7      2      9      7      7      7      7
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              49%    40%    35%    38%    60%    36%    51%    29%    42%
Paul                 41     48     55     49     28     54     37     62     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      4      4      2      3      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      1      3      3      2      2      -      2
DK/NA                 6      7      7      6      5      6      7      5      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Clinton              53%    50%    59%    49%    50%    47%    56%    53%    48%
Paul                 35     39     32     41     40     39     37     37     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      3      3      6      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      1      4      2      2      2      2
DK/NA                 6      8      7      6      4      7      3      7     12
 
 
12. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Biden                47%     8%    90%    42%    38%    55%    38%    78%
Paul                 40     81      3     42     49     33     49      9
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      3      1      3      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      4      4      3      3      4
DK/NA                 8      7      5      9      9      7      8     10
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                43%    35%    30%    32%    58%    31%    45%    24%    36%
Paul                 45     51     58     53     29     55     42     64     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      3      4      2      2      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3      3      3      4      2      3      3
DK/NA                 6      9      8      9      5      8      7      7      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Biden                49%    45%    52%    43%    48%    47%    49%    47%    44%
Paul                 39     41     36     45     41     43     38     40     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      3      2      1      4      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      1      2      6      2      4      3      4
DK/NA                 6      9      8      8      5      4      7      8     11
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            58%    21%    97%    58%    48%    66%    51%    91%
Unfavorable          37     72      2     36     48     28     44      4
Hvn't hrd enough      4      6      1      5      3      5      3      5
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      1      2      1      -
 
 
14. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            47%     9%    88%    44%    40%    53%    39%    75%
Unfavorable          44     81      5     48     51     37     52     15
Hvn't hrd enough      8     10      7      6      7      9      8      9
REFUSED               1      -      -      2      1      1      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 17  Jun 07
                     2013    2012
 
Favorable            47      39
Unfavorable          44      38
Hvn't hrd enough      8      20
REFUSED               1       2
 
15. Is your opinion of Chris Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            55%    69%    43%    61%    56%    55%    60%    42%
Unfavorable          17      9     24     15     20     14     17     15
Hvn't hrd enough     26     20     32     23     22     29     21     42
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      2      2      2      -
 
 
16. Is your opinion of Rand Paul favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            36%    65%     5%    40%    45%    28%    42%     6%
Unfavorable          32     10     58     30     28     36     32     37
Hvn't hrd enough     31     24     37     29     26     35     25     55
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              46%    72%    22%    48%    53%    40%    48%    44%
Disapprove           37     14     61     35     33     42     37     37
DK/NA                17     14     18     17     15     18     15     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              42%    48%    50%    41%    45%    48%    45%    46%    46%
Disapprove           49     30     29     41     45     30     34     42     40
DK/NA                 9     22     21     18     10     22     21     13     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 15  Mar 27  Feb 20  Jan 09  Oct 12  Jul 17  
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2011    2013    
                                                                             
Approve              46      49      53      53      54      62      46      
Disapprove           37      28      26      28      27      22      37      
DK/NA                17      23      21      19      19      16      17      
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              41%    60%    23%    42%    46%    36%    41%    37%
Disapprove           42     22     60     42     38     45     40     47
DK/NA                18     18     16     17     15     20     19     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              40%    41%    40%    41%    42%    34%    41%    42%    43%
Disapprove           47     39     41     43     45     44     41     45     33
DK/NA                13     21     19     16     13     21     17     13     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? (*High also 48% Jun 2011, **Low also 38% Mar 2012, Feb 2013)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 15  Mar 27  Feb 20  Jan 09  Sep 14  May 15
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2011*   2013**
 
Approve              41      38      40      38      43      48      38
Disapprove           42      42      40      46      39      34      42
DK/NA                18      20      20      16      19      18      20
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mark Warner is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              61%    50%    71%    63%    60%    62%    60%    67%
Disapprove           23     34     15     21     25     21     26     15
DK/NA                16     16     14     16     15     17     14     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              62%    60%    62%    58%    64%    57%    53%    65%    66%
Disapprove           25     22     20     25     24     20     26     24     21
DK/NA                13     18     18     16     11     22     21     11     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mark Warner is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High also 64% Sep 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 15  Mar 27  Feb 21  Jan 09  Feb 09  Mar 27
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012*   2013
 
Approve              61      59      56      58      59      64      56
Disapprove           23      22      26      28      27      22      26
DK/NA                16      18      18      14      13      14      18
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tim Kaine is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              51%    36%    67%    53%    48%    54%    51%    57%
Disapprove           30     48     16     28     33     28     32     17
DK/NA                19     16     17     19     19     19     17     26
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              54%    49%    52%    50%    58%    48%    50%    53%    52%
Disapprove           29     30     29     34     28     26     27     33     30
DK/NA                16     21     20     16     14     26     23     14     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tim Kaine is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Jul 17  May 15  Mar 27  Feb 21  Jan 09
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Approve              51      46      47      50      48
Disapprove           30      33      33      33      30
DK/NA                19      21      20      17      22
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              46%    10%    84%    41%    40%    50%    36%    81%
Disapprove           51     87     12     55     57     45     61     13
DK/NA                 4      2      4      4      3      5      3      6
 
                     WHITE.....................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG   RELIGION..........                 BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   None   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              43%    31%    27%    34%    56%    30%    42%    18%    36%
Disapprove           55     64     71     61     41     67     55     81     59
DK/NA                 2      4      2      5      3      3      3      1      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              48%    44%    51%    46%    43%    42%    45%    47%    47%
Disapprove           50     51     44     52     53     53     50     50     49
DK/NA                 2      5      5      2      3      5      4      3      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (*High also 52% Nov 2012)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 15  Mar 28  Feb 21  Jan 10  Jan 10  Sep 15
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013*   2011
 
Approve              46      49      45      51      52      52      40
Disapprove           51      47      49      46      44      44      54
DK/NA                 4       4       6       4       3       3       6
 
 
24. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Virginia today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        8%    15%     3%     7%     9%     6%     7%     7%
Smwht satisfied      54     62     47     55     60     49     56     52
Smwht dissatisfied   26     17     35     25     23     29     24     35
Very dissatisfied    11      5     13     12      8     14     12      6
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      -      2      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        8%     7%     7%     4%    10%     7%    10%     5%    10%
Smwht satisfied      53     55     52     61     52     55     50     56     55
Smwht dissatisfied   29     25     28     23     27     29     28     26     22
Very dissatisfied    10     11     11     11     11     10     11     10     11
DK/NA                 -      2      2      1      -      -      1      1      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Virginia today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (*High also 68% Jun 2011)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 15  Mar 27  Feb 20  Jan 10  Sep 14  Feb 20
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2011*   2013
 
Very satisfied        8       8       7       8       8      13       8
Smwht satisfied      54      54      57      50      57      55      50
Smwht dissatisfied   26      26      25      29      24      24      29
Very dissatisfied    11      11      10      12      10       7      12
DK/NA                 1       1       2       1       1       1       1
 
 
30. Did you vote for Governor in 2009, did something prevent you from voting, or did you choose not to vote for Governor in 2009?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Voted                68%    70%    63%    71%    68%    68%    71%    62%
Didn't vote          21     17     24     22     20     21     18     27
CLDN'T/INELIGBL(VOL)  9     10      9      6     10      8      8      5
DK/NA                 3      4      5      1      2      3      2      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Voted                81%    59%    59%    71%    74%    27%    67%    79%    84%
Didn't vote          10     27     27     17     18     51     19     12     11
CLDN'T/INELIGBL(VOL)  6     10     12      9      7     19      9      7      3
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      2      3      5      2      2
 
 
31. (If voted in Gov race q30) Did you vote for Bob McDonnell the Republican or Creigh Deeds the Democrat?
                     Q30 VOTED IN GOV RACE 2009
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
McDonnell            56%    62%    51%
Deeds                37     33     41
DIDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1
DK/NA                 6      4      7
 
 
32. (If McDonnell q31) If you had a chance to vote again today, would you still vote for Bob McDonnell for Governor, or would you vote for Creigh Deeds?
                     Q31 VOTED FOR MCDONNELL IN 2009
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Hrd/ReadQ35
 
Yes/McDonnell        84%    90%    78%    84%
No/Deeds              7      5     10      8
DK/NA                 8      5     12      8
 
 
33. Would you say that Bob McDonnell is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  44%    67%    27%    43%    48%    40%    45%    42%
No                   36     14     54     35     33     38     37     30
DK/NA                21     18     20     22     18     23     18     28
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes                  38%    47%    42%    43%    47%    53%    40%    43%    39%
No                   48     28     32     40     37     31     32     39     38
DK/NA                14     25     26     17     16     16     27     18     23
 
                     Heard/
                     ReadQ35
 
Yes                  42%
No                   43
DK/NA                15
 
 
34. Compared to most people in public life, do you think Bob McDonnell has more honesty and integrity, less honesty and integrity, or about the same amount?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
More honesty/integ   12%    27%     3%     9%    15%     9%    15%     6%
Less honesty/integ   17      5     32     14     16     17     19     11
About the same       60     56     55     68     58     61     57     66
DK/NA                11     12     10     10     10     12      9     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
More honesty/integ   13%    12%     9%    13%    13%    13%     8%    14%    12%
Less honesty/integ   24     13     14     18     22     14     13     20     20
About the same       57     61     60     62     60     63     67     57     55
DK/NA                 6     14     16      7      6     10     12     10     13
 
                     Heard/
                     ReadQ35
 
More honesty/integ   13%
Less honesty/integ   21
About the same       59
DK/NA                 7
 
 
35. How much have you heard or read about Governor McDonnell's relationship with a certain donor who provided multiple gifts, including large financial contributions, to the governor and his family; a lot, a little, or nothing at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A lot                42%    39%    47%    38%    44%    40%    46%    30%
A little             34     38     28     38     35     33     35     32
Nothing at all       22     21     23     22     20     24     18     36
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      1      3      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
A lot                55%    34%    37%    40%    48%    23%    31%    49%    56%
A little             32     35     29     39     37     33     34     37     29
Nothing at all       12     29     31     20     14     43     31     12     12
DK/NA                 2      2      3      1      2      1      4      2      2
 
 
36. Do you think Governor McDonnell was involved in any wrong-doing or not, or haven't you heard enough about this? IF YES: Do you think this is serious or not serious?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Serious          27%    11%    43%    26%    23%    31%    28%    23%
Yes/Not serious       5      3      5      5      6      4      5      6
No/Not involved      16     31      4     14     20     12     19      4
Hvn't hrd enough     49     52     46     51     48     50     45     63
REFUSED               3      3      2      3      3      3      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes/Serious          38%    21%    24%    29%    32%    15%    23%    34%    33%
Yes/Not serious       8      3      2      5      7      3      8      5      3
No/Not involved      12     18     14     15     17     17      9     17     18
Hvn't hrd enough     38     56     57     49     42     63     58     40     42
REFUSED               4      2      3      2      3      2      2      3      5
 
                     Heard/
                     ReadQ35
 
Yes/Serious          35%
Yes/Not serious       6
No/Not involved      20
Hvn't hrd enough     35
REFUSED               3
 
TREND: Do you think Governor McDonnell was involved in any wrong-doing or not, or haven't you heard enough about this? IF YES: Do you think this is serious or not serious?
                     Jul 17  May 15
                     2013    2013
 
Yes/Serious          27      12
Yes/Not serious       5       6
No/Not involved      16      16
Hvn't hrd enough     49      63
REFUSED               3       2
 
 
37. Are you satisfied or not satisfied with the way Governor McDonnell is handling this matter?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Satisfied            30%    52%    15%    28%    34%    26%    33%    24%
Not satisfied        41     21     57     44     39     42     42     38
DK/NA                30     28     28     28     27     32     26     37
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Satisfied            27%    32%    30%    34%    29%    27%    25%    31%    34%
Not satisfied        52     34     38     41     48     34     38     46     41
DK/NA                21     35     32     26     23     39     36     23     25
 
                     Heard/
                     ReadQ35
 
Satisfied            32%
Not satisfied        50
DK/NA                18
 
 
38. Do you think Governor McDonnell should resign over this matter or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Resign           16%     4%    29%    13%    12%    19%    15%    17%
No/Not               61     75     45     65     69     53     62     57
DK/NA                24     21     26     23     19     28     22     26
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes/Resign           18%    15%    14%    17%    16%     8%    13%    18%    20%
No/Not               62     60     60     62     64     66     57     62     58
DK/NA                20     26     26     21     19     26     30     20     22
 
                     Heard/
                     ReadQ35
 
Yes/Resign           18%
No/Not               67
DK/NA                15
 
 

Demographic Summary