April 6, 2005 - Connecticut Gov. Rell Is Most Popular State Leader, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Most Voters Say Rowland Deserves More Jail Time
Connecticut voters give Gov. Jodi Rell an 80 - 10 percent approval rating, giving her the highest ongoing approval rating ever measured by any statewide leader in a Quinnipiac University poll, according to a survey released today. Gov. Rell has topped the 70 percent mark in every poll since August, 2004. Gov. Rell's latest score is up from a 74 - 4 percent approval rating, in a February 18 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

In an open-ended question, where respondents can give any answer, 32 percent of voters say what they like most about Gov. Rell is her honesty/integrity, followed by 17 percent who say she is cleaning up corruption in government. Asked what they like least, 10 percent say taxes, with 4 percent who say the budget. "Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell's numbers went up most likely because former Gov. John Rowland was back in the news and voters remember that they were glad she was there to take over. Even among Democrats, her job approval rating is a remarkable 78 percent," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D. "Sen. Joseph Lieberman is in very strong shape for his 2006 reelection bid. Like Rell, he has very strong crossover appeal with even 72 percent of Republicans approving of the job that he is doing, higher than the 66 percent of Democrats." Approval ratings for other Connecticut leaders are:
  • 67 - 22 percent for Sen. Joseph Lieberman;
  • 65 - 20 percent for Sen. Christopher Dodd;
  • 44 - 16 percent for Lt. Gov. Kevin Sullivan:
  • 76 - 15 percent for Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
  • 51 - 9 percent for Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz

Rell and Blumenthal are running neck and neck in an early look at the 2006 Governor's race, with 46 percent for the Republican incumbent and 43 percent for the Democratic challenger. Rell does better against other possible challengers:
  • 50 - 39 percent over Dodd;
  • 64 - 21 percent over Bysiewicz;
  • 64 - 22 percent over Sullivan;
  • 66 - 19 percent over New Haven Mayor John DeStefano;
  • 66 - 17 percent over Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy.
In a possible Democratic primary, Dodd gets 35 percent, to 33 percent for Blumenthal, with no other candidate above 7 percent. Former Gov. John Rowland should have been sentenced to more time in prison, 59 percent of Connecticut voters say, with 6 percent who say less time and 33 percent who say the one year and one day sentence is "about right." Among Democrats, 64 percent say the sentence should be longer, while 44 percent of Republicans call for more time in jail. Women are tougher than men on this question, with 61 percent of women calling for a longer sentence, compared to 56 percent of men.

"Connecticut voters think John Rowland should have paid a higher price for his crimes. Even Republicans agree that his sentence was too lenient," Dr. Schwartz said.

From March 29 to April 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,541 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. The survey includes 562 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and the nation as a public service and for research.

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TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?
                        App     Dis     DK/NA


Apr 6, 2005 80 10 10 Feb 18, 2005 74 14 11 Jan 13, 2005 83 3 14 Nov 23, 2004 80 4 16 Sep 30, 2004 77 4 20 Aug 19, 2004 73 4 24



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


Apr 6, 2005 39 57 4 Feb 18, 2005 40 55 6 Jan 13, 2005 43 52 5 Nov 23, 2004 44 51 5 Sep 30, 2004 42 53 4 Aug 19, 2004 42 52 6 Jun 30, 2004 37 58 5 Jun 4, 2004 39 55 5 Nov 20, 2003 45 50 5 Oct 10, 2003 43 53 4 Jul 31, 2003 54 41 5 May 1, 2003 64 29 7 Mar 14, 2003 49 45 6 Oct 2, 2002 61 32 7 Jul 31, 2002 59 34 7 May 23, 2002 70 24 6 Feb 14, 2002 79 16 6 Dec 19, 2001 87 10 2 Apr 19, 2001 55 33 12 Feb 21, 2001 49 30 21



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

                        App     Dis    DK/NA


Apr 6, 2005 67 22 11 Feb 18, 2005 69 20 12 Jan 13, 2005 73 15 12 Nov 23, 2004 71 17 12 Sep 30, 2004 66 22 12 Aug 19, 2004 65 21 13 Jun 30, 2004 66 22 12 Jun 4, 2004 63 24 14 Nov 20, 2003 52 36 12 Oct 10, 2003 54 34 12 Jul 31, 2003 51 33 17 May 1, 2003 53 25 22 Mar 14, 2003 60 28 12 Oct 2, 2002 58 29 13 Aug 1, 2002 64 26 10 Jul 31, 2002 64 26 10 May 23, 2002 65 23 12 Feb 14, 2002 64 21 15 Dec 19, 2001 71 19 10 Apr 19, 2001 71 22 7 Feb 21, 2001 71 20 9 Sep 21, 2000 80 14 6 Jul 20, 2000 74 15 11 Jun 21, 2000 72 14 14 Apr 13, 2000 71 14 14 Feb 18, 2000 73 14 13 Oct 14, 1999 73 16 11 Jun 24, 1999 71 19 10 May 5, 1999 67 19 14 Oct 22, 1998 70 16 14 Oct 2, 1998 71 17 12 Jun 25, 1998 68 16 16 Apr 2, 1998 69 16 15 Feb 19, 1998 69 16 15 Nov 19, 1997 69 17 13 Oct 9, 1997 71 18 11 Jul 15, 1997 72 14 15 Feb 25, 1997 66 18 16 Jul 3, 1996 68 18 14 Mar 27, 1996 66 17 17 Apr 20, 1995 63 19 18 Aug 22, 1994 55 23 22 Jul 19, 1994 58 16 26



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

                        App     Dis     DK/NA
                        
Apr 6, 2005             65      20      14
Feb 18, 2005            67      20      13
Jan 13, 2005            64      19      17
Nov 23, 2004            69      20      11
Sep 30, 2004            64      21      14
Aug 19, 2004            60      22      18
Jun 30, 2004            66      17      18
Jun 4, 2004             59      22      19
Nov 20, 2003            60      22      17
Oct 10, 2003            62      20      18
Jul 31, 2003            58      20      22
May 1, 2003             52      16      31
Mar 14, 2003            57      22      21
Oct 2, 2002             58      21      21
Aug 1, 2002             61      20      19
Jul 31, 2002            61      20      19
May 23, 2002            61      18      21
Feb 14, 2002            52      17      31
Dec 19, 2001            63      20      18
Apr 19, 2001            71      16      13
Feb 21, 2001            68      15      16
Sep 21, 2000            66      20      14
Jul 20, 2000            64      24      12
Jun 21, 2000            64      21      14
Apr 13, 2000            63      22      15
Feb 18, 2000            64      21      16
Oct 14, 1999            70      22       8
Jun 24, 1999            65      25      10
May 5, 1999             61      25      14
Oct 22, 1998            62      27      11
Oct 2, 1998             60      27      12
Jun 25, 1998            61      27      11
Apr 2, 1998             60      27      13
Feb 19, 1998            59      30      11
Nov 19, 1997            57      31      12
Oct 9, 1997             56      34      10
Jul 15, 1997            62      27      12
Feb 25, 1997            54      30      16
Jul 3, 1996             56      26      18
Mar 27, 1996            58      30      13
Apr 20, 1995            60      26      15
Aug 22, 1994            56      27      17




TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kevin Sullivan is handling his job as Lieutenant Governor?

                        App     Dis     DK/NA


Apr 6, 2005 44 16 39 Nov 23, 2004 41 12 47



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as State Attorney General?

                        App     Dis     DK/NA


Apr 6, 2005 76 15 9 Nov 23, 2004 71 15 13 Apr 19, 2001 72 11 17



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Susan Bysiewicz is handling her job as Secretary of the State?

                        App     Dis     DK/NA


Apr 6, 2005 51 9 40 Nov 23, 2004 53 7 40



TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Christopher Dodd the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                        SMONE   WLDN'T
                        CD      JR      ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
                        
Apr 6, 2005             39      50       1       1       8
Nov 23, 2004            43      45       -       -      11




TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                        SMONE   WLDN'T
                        RB      JR      ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
                        
Apr 6, 2005             43      46       1       1       8
Nov 23, 2004            40      46       -       1      14




TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Susan Bysiewicz the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                        SMONE   WLDN'T
                        SB      JR      ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA


Apr 6, 2005 21 64 1 2 12 Nov 23, 2004 22 59 1 1 18



TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Kevin Sullivan the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                        SMONE   WLDN'T
                        KS      JR      ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
                        
Apr 6, 2005             22      64       1       2      11
Nov 23, 2004            23      60       -       1      16




TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were John DeStefano the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                        SMONE   WLDN'T
                        JD      JR      ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
                        
Apr 6, 2005             19      66       1       2      13
Nov 23, 2004            22      59       1       1      17




TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Dan Malloy the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                        SMONE   WLDN'T
                        DM      JR      ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
                        
Apr 6, 2005             17      66       -       2      14
Nov 23, 2004            18      61       1       -      20




TREND: (If Democrat) If the Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were Christopher Dodd, Richard Blumenthal, Susan Bysiewicz, Kevin Sullivan, John DeStefano, and Dan Malloy, for whom would you vote?
                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS


Apr 6 Nov 23 2005 2004

Christopher Dodd 35 39 Richard Blumenthal 33 28 Susan Bysiewicz 7 7 Kevin Sullivan 4 4 John DeStefano 6 6 Dan Malloy 3 1 Someone Else - - Wouldn't Vote 1 1 DK/NA 10 14



TREND: Is your opinion of Jodi Rell favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about her? (* Lieutenant Governor Jodi Rell will be taking over as Governor. Is your opinion...?) (** Is your opinion of Lieutenant Governor Jodi Rell ...?)

                                               Hvn't
                        Fav     UnFav   Mixed  heard   REFUSED


Apr 6, 2005 74 7 12 6 1 Nov 23, 2004 70 3 9 18 - Sep 30, 2004 62 2 13 22 1 Aug 19, 2004 60 2 12 25 1 Jun 30, 2004 * 34 1 6 59 1 Jan 7, 2004 ** 20 2 7 70 1 Apr 19, 2001 ** 31 3 12 53 1



1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 80% 85% 78% 79% 77% 83% Disapprove 10 5 10 11 14 6 DK/NA 10 10 12 10 9 11



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


Approve 39% 77% 11% 42% 47% 33% Disapprove 57 18 88 53 50 62 DK/NA 4 4 2 5 3 5



3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joseph Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 67% 72% 66% 66% 68% 66% Disapprove 22 18 23 22 24 20 DK/NA 11 10 11 12 8 14



4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 65% 51% 77% 67% 64% 66% Disapprove 20 34 12 19 25 16 DK/NA 14 15 11 14 11 17



5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kevin Sullivan is handling his job as Lieutenant Governor?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 44% 41% 50% 42% 46% 43% Disapprove 16 21 11 17 20 14 DK/NA 39 38 39 41 35 43



6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as State Attorney General?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 76% 71% 79% 77% 76% 77% Disapprove 15 19 11 16 19 12 DK/NA 9 10 9 7 6 11



7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Susan Bysiewicz is handling her job as Secretary of the State?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 51% 49% 53% 50% 50% 52% Disapprove 9 12 8 10 10 9 DK/NA 40 39 39 40 40 39



8. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Christopher Dodd the Democrat, and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Dodd 39% 13% 67% 34% 40% 39% Rell 50 80 26 53 50 51 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 1 1 2 1 DK/NA 8 5 6 12 7 9

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Dodd 33% 40% 35% 43% 41% Rell 56 49 56 47 49 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 2 1 - DK/NA 9 8 7 7 8



9. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat, and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Blumenthal 43% 25% 64% 38% 45% 42% Rell 46 67 29 49 46 47 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 1 2 2 1 DK/NA 8 6 6 11 6 9

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Blumenthal 44% 43% 48% 44% 40% Rell 47 47 45 45 46 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 2 1 1 DK/NA 8 6 5 9 11



10. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Susan Bysiewicz the Democrat, and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Bysiewicz 21% 4% 41% 14% 22% 20% Rell 64 86 45 70 65 64 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 - 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 3 1 1 3 1 DK/NA 12 7 12 14 9 14

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Bysiewicz 11% 22% 22% 26% 23% Rell 73 66 63 59 61 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 1 3 1 DK/NA 14 9 15 12 15



11. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Kevin Sullivan the Democrat, and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Sullivan 22% 4% 40% 17% 23% 20% Rell 64 85 44 70 65 64 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - - 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2 1 2 2 DK/NA 11 8 13 12 9 13

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Sullivan 16% 23% 27% 23% 22% Rell 69 64 61 63 63 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 1 - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 1 1 1 DK/NA 11 10 11 12 13



12. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were John DeStefano the Democrat, and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


DeStefano 19% 5% 37% 13% 22% 16% Rell 66 87 44 72 63 68 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 3 2 1 2 2 DK/NA 13 6 16 14 13 14

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

DeStefano 14% 14% 23% 27% 18% Rell 71 71 64 59 61 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 1 - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 1 1 - DK/NA 12 12 12 12 20



13. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Dan Malloy the Democrat, and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Malloy 17% 6% 33% 12% 19% 16% Rell 66 85 47 71 66 66 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2 2 3 2 DK/NA 14 7 18 15 12 16

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Malloy 18% 13% 17% 22% 15% Rell 69 71 63 61 64 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 1 2 1 DK/NA 11 14 19 14 19



14. (If registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were Christopher Dodd, Richard Blumenthal,Susan Bysiewicz, Kevin Sullivan, John DeStefano and Dan Malloy for whom would you vote?
                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS ....................
                        
                                                MdlSex  Toll,Wndm
                        Tot     Fairfld Hrtford NewHvn  NewLon


Dodd 35% 33% 36% 37% 37% Blumenthal 33 31 36 29 31 Bysiewicz 7 2 11 7 9 Sullivan 4 2 7 3 4 DeStefano 6 8 1 11 3 Malloy 3 11 1 - 2 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 3 DK/NA 10 11 9 10 12



15. Is your opinion of United States Senator Christopher Dodd favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 57% 40% 73% 54% 54% 59% Unfavorable 14 27 7 13 18 10 Mixed 18 26 12 20 17 19 Hvn't hrd enough 10 8 8 13 10 11 REFUSED - - - - - -



16. Is your opinion of State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 65% 61% 68% 65% 65% 65% Unfavorable 9 11 7 9 12 6 Mixed 13 16 13 13 12 14 Hvn't hrd enough 13 11 12 13 10 15 REFUSED - - - - - -



17. Is your opinion of Lieutenant Governor Kevin Sullivan favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 22% 20% 30% 19% 25% 20% Unfavorable 12 17 8 10 15 8 Mixed 13 13 13 12 12 13 Hvn't hrd enough 53 48 49 57 46 58 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 -



18. Is your opinion of Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about her?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 30% 27% 35% 27% 32% 27% Unfavorable 7 11 3 6 8 5 Mixed 12 13 13 11 10 13 Hvn't hrd enough 51 48 48 55 49 53 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1



19. Is your opinion of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 25% 23% 30% 22% 27% 22% Unfavorable 11 13 10 10 13 10 Mixed 14 11 15 15 12 15 Hvn't hrd enough 49 51 44 51 45 52 REFUSED 2 3 1 2 3 1



20. Is your opinion of Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 9% 11% 10% 8% 12% 7% Unfavorable 6 6 6 6 8 5 Mixed 5 8 6 4 5 6 Hvn't hrd enough 78 75 77 81 74 82 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1



21. Is your opinion of Governor Jodi Rell favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about her?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 74% 83% 66% 76% 71% 77% Unfavorable 7 4 9 6 11 4 Mixed 12 7 17 11 13 11 Hvn't hrd enough 6 5 7 5 5 7 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1 Hvn't hrd enough 7 5 2 7 6 REFUSED 2 1 - - 2



22. What are the one or two things that you like most about the way Governor Rell is handling her job? (Percentages add up to more than 100% because up to two responses were allowed)

                                Tot
                               
Cares about CT/The people        7%


In touch with the people/Accessible 2

She's not Rowland 3

Cleaning house/ Ending corruption 17

Restoring faith in Govmnt 2

Honesty/Integrity/ Straightforward 32

Intelligent/Well informed 1

Good decision maker/Fair 11

Non partisan/Open minded/ Works with other pols 2

She's Republican/ Political philosophy 1

Good leader/Strong/Decisive 7

Took over at tough time/Handled Rowland situation well 5

Hard worker/Gets things done 2

Good priorities/Handles what's important 1

Budget/Fiscal responsibility 5

Death penalty/Ross 2 Education(general) 2 Taxes(general) 1 Transportation(general) 1

She's a woman 2

Other 10 Nothing that I like 7 DK/NA 17



23. What are the one or two things that you like least about the way Governor Rell is handling her job? (Percentages add up to more than 100% because up to two responses were allowed)
                                Tot
                               
Doesn't care/Out of touch 
 with the people                 2%


Stand on Rowland 1

Was involved in/Knew about Rowland mess 3

Not cleaning house/Handling corruption fast enough 2

Not committed/Flip Flopping/ Don't know where she stands 1

She's Republican/ Political philosophy 2

Wants it her way/ Not open minded 1 Not agressive enough/ Not strong leader 2

Lack of experience 1

Not doing anything/Not accomplishing enough 1

Budget (general) 4 Lack of funding/Cuts in social services 2

Issues with state employees/Unions 1

Death penalty/Ross 3

Economy/Jobs 1

Education(general) 1

Gay issues/Civil unions 2

Taxes (general) 5 Tax - gas tax 3 Tax - cigarette/Liquor tax 2

Transportation(general) 1 Trans - highways/roads 1

Other 5 Nothing I dislike 39 DK/NA 27



24. Looking ahead to the 2006 election for United States Senator, do you feel that Joseph Lieberman deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Deserves reelection 66% 73% 65% 65% 69% 65% Doesn't 25 22 26 25 25 25 DK/NA 9 5 9 10 6 11



25. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman has strong leadership qualities or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 70% 73% 67% 70% 71% 69% No 26 24 27 26 26 26 DK/NA 4 3 6 4 3 6



26. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman is honest and trustworthy or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 78% 83% 79% 76% 82% 75% No 13 11 13 13 12 13 DK/NA 9 5 8 11 5 12



27. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 69% 76% 68% 69% 70% 69% No 24 19 24 24 25 23 DK/NA 7 5 8 7 5 8



28. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman - shares your views on issues that you care about or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 57% 56% 63% 54% 58% 56% No 30 31 28 30 32 29 DK/NA 13 13 9 16 10 15



29. Would you say that Joseph Lieberman - pays attention to the needs of Connecticut or not?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Yes 70% 76% 69% 68% 71% 69% No 23 19 22 25 23 23 DK/NA 7 5 9 7 6 8



30. Do you think Joseph Lieberman is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Too liberal 15% 28% 6% 15% 18% 13% Too conservative 18 6 28 17 18 18 About right 58 61 59 57 58 58 DK/NA 8 6 6 11 6 10



33. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling -- the state budget?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 54% 65% 51% 50% 54% 53% Disapprove 20 13 23 21 23 18 DK/NA 26 23 26 28 22 29



34. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling -- the economy and jobs?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 52% 63% 48% 49% 56% 49% Disapprove 25 17 29 24 25 25 DK/NA 23 19 22 27 19 27



35. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling -- taxes?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 40% 47% 34% 41% 44% 37% Disapprove 37 33 38 37 39 35 DK/NA 23 20 28 22 17 28



41. As you may know, former Governor John Rowland was recently sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for corruption. Do you think John Rowland should have been sentenced to more time in prison, less time in prison, or was his sentence about right?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


More time 59% 44% 64% 61% 56% 61% Less time 6 13 3 4 8 3 About right 33 40 30 33 34 33 DK/NA 2 3 2 2 2 3

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

More time 53% 65% 42% 57% 66% Less time 5 5 11 6 4 About right 38 29 44 34 28 DK/NA 4 1 3 3 2