June 8, 2006 - Lamont Gains On Lieberman Among Connecticut Dems, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Rell Rules In Governor's Race
Anti-war Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont has gained ground on Sen. Joseph Lieberman, and now trails the incumbent 55 - 40 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, including undecided voters who are leaning towards a candidate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Among all Democrats, Sen. Lieberman leads 57 - 32 percent, compared to 65 - 19 percent in a May 2 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

All Connecticut voters approve 56 - 32 percent of the job Lieberman is doing. Democrats approve 49 - 38 percent, down from 60 - 31 percent May 2.

In possible general election matchups:
  • Lieberman defeats Republican challenger Alan Schlesinger 68 - 14 percent;
  • Lamont beats Schlesinger 37 - 20 percent, with 34 percent undecided;
  • Running as an independent, Lieberman gets 56 percent, to 18 percent for Lamont and 8 percent for Schlesinger.
"Ned Lamont's surprisingly strong showing at the state Democratic convention gained him a lot of headlines and probably has helped increase his poll numbers. The biggest change is among women and liberals," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

"But has Lamont's anti-war campaign peaked or can he mount an even stronger attack on Sen. Lieberman, the popular and respected incumbent?"

Connecticut Democrats say 56 - 34 percent that Lieberman deserves to be reelected. Among those who want him reelected, 23 percent point to his overall record as the principal reason. Among those who do not want him reelected, 20 percent list his support for the war in Iraq as the main reason.

All Connecticut voters disapprove 72 - 24 percent of the job President Bush is doing. Voters disapprove 73 - 23 percent of the way the President is handling the Iraq war and say 63 - 33 percent that going to war in Iraq was the wrong thing to do.

The U.S. should withdraw all troops from Iraq, 31 percent of voters say, while 29 percent want the U.S. to reduce the number of troops; 19 percent want to maintain the current number of troops and 14 percent want to increase the number of troops.

Incumbent Republican Jodi Rell has a 75 - 12 percent approval rating and better than 2 -1 leads over either of her Democratic challengers:
  • 64 - 24 percent over New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, compared to 66 - 20 percent May 2;
  • 65 - 22 percent over Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, compared to 65 - 20 percent.
Gov. Rell gets a 65 - 6 percent favorability rating from Connecticut voters, with 19 percent mixed and 10 percent who don't know enough to form an opinion. For DeStefano, 59 percent don't know enough to form an opinion; 79 percent for Malloy. Among likely Democratic primary voters including leaners, DeStefano leads Malloy 46 - 35 percent. Among all Democrats, DeStefano leads 37 - 28 percent, compared to 32 - 24 percent May 2.

"Mayor DeStefano is inching up on Gov. Rell, but there are many more inches to go," Dr. Schwartz said.

From May 31 - June 6, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,114 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.1 percentage points. The survey includes 751 registered Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points, and 465 likely Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 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.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 75% 84% 68% 77% 75% 76% Disapprove 12 8 17 10 12 12 DK/NA 13 9 15 13 13 13

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 77% 74% 83% 76% 72% Disapprove 8 14 12 13 13 DK/NA 15 12 6 11 15

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Jan 13  Aug 19
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2004


Approve 75 77 81 78 79 83 73 Disapprove 12 11 9 10 9 3 4 DK/NA 13 12 10 12 11 14 24



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 24% 61% 5% 18% 27% 21% Disapprove 72 34 93 78 70 74 DK/NA 4 6 2 4 3 5

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 24% 23% 32% 27% 18% Disapprove 73 74 65 68 76 DK/NA 2 3 3 5 5

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jul 27  Dec 19  Jun 8
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2001    2006 


Approve 24 25 31 35 36 87 24 Disapprove 72 71 65 61 59 10 72 DK/NA 4 4 4 4 5 2 4



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 56% 66% 49% 57% 57% 55% Disapprove 32 24 38 30 35 29 DK/NA 13 10 13 13 8 16

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 58% 52% 53% 56% 58% Disapprove 29 38 30 30 31 DK/NA 13 10 17 14 12

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

                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jul 27  Sep 21  Jul 31
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2000    2003


Approve 56 59 63 62 67 80 51 Disapprove 32 29 25 24 23 14 33 DK/NA 13 12 11 13 11 6 17



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 57% 48% 71% 54% 56% 58% Disapprove 24 39 12 23 28 20 DK/NA 19 13 17 23 16 22

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Approve 54% 56% 54% 61% 57% Disapprove 29 24 21 21 20 DK/NA 17 19 26 19 23

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Dodd is handling his job as United States Senator? (* = Also hit 52% on 2/14/2002)

                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jul 27  Apr 19  May 1
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2001    2003*


Approve 57 58 57 59 64 71 52 Disapprove 24 27 26 21 22 16 16 DK/NA 19 15 17 20 14 13 31



5. 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 65% 77% 56% 66% 63% 66% Unfavorable 6 4 10 4 8 5 Mixed 19 13 24 17 17 20 Hvn't hrd enough 10 6 9 13 11 9 REFUSED 1 - 2 - 1 1

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

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23  Sep 30
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2004    2004


Favorable 65 64 70 67 74 70 62 Unfavorable 6 6 5 5 7 3 2 Mixed 19 19 16 17 12 9 13 Haven't heard enough 10 10 9 10 6 18 22 DK/NA 1 1 - 1 1 - 1



6. 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 15% 11% 23% 11% 18% 13% Unfavorable 11 15 8 11 12 10 Mixed 14 10 15 15 13 15 Hvn't hrd enough 59 64 52 62 56 61 REFUSED 1 1 2 1 2 1

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

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2004


Favorable 15 13 15 16 25 22 Unfavorable 11 11 10 9 11 9 Mixed 14 15 15 15 14 14 Hvn't heard enough 59 60 59 59 49 53 REFUSED 1 2 2 2 2 2



7. 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 8% 7% 12% 7% 10% 7% Unfavorable 5 9 2 5 6 4 Mixed 7 7 8 7 8 7 Hvn't hrd enough 79 77 77 80 75 81 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 1

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

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2004


Favorable 8 7 6 8 9 8 Unfavorable 5 5 6 4 6 7 Mixed 7 5 4 4 5 8 Hvn't heard enough 79 81 83 83 78 75 REFUSED 1 1 1 1 1 2



8. If the 2006 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 24% 5% 47% 18% 26% 23% Rell 64 89 40 69 63 65 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 - 1 DK/NA 10 5 12 11 10 11

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

DeStefano 23% 24% 11% 27% 27% Rell 67 64 79 62 58 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - - 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - 1 - 1 DK/NA 8 11 10 11 13

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?

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2004


DeStefano 24 20 16 21 22 19 22 Rell 64 66 70 64 61 66 59 SMONE ELSE 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 DK/NA 10 13 13 13 15 13 17



9. If the 2006 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 22% 5% 42% 16% 22% 22% Rell 65 89 44 69 65 65 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 1 1 DK/NA 12 5 13 12 11 12

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Malloy 25% 22% 13% 22% 20% Rell 65 64 76 65 61 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - 1 - 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - - 1 2 DK/NA 9 13 10 12 14

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?

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2004


Malloy 22 20 15 17 18 17 18 Rell 65 65 70 68 63 66 61 SMONE ELSE 1 1 1 1 1 - 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 1 1 1 2 2 - DK/NA 12 14 13 13 17 14 20



10. 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?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Very satisfied 8% 14% 6% 6% 8% 8% Smwht satisfied 54 56 53 56 57 53 Smwht dissatisfied 25 22 27 26 24 26 Very dissatisfied 12 8 12 13 11 13 DK/NA 1 - 2 - 1 1

TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today? Very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 7   Feb 18
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2005    2005


Very Satisfied 8 7 7 7 6 6 5 Smwht Satisfied 54 53 61 59 60 54 53 Smwht Dissatisfied 25 29 22 23 25 29 29 Very Dissatisfied 12 11 9 10 8 11 12 DK/NA 1 - - 1 1 1 1



11. What do you think is the most important problem facing Connecticut today?

                        Tot 


Taxes Total 21% Taxes general 14 Property tax 4 Gas tax 2 Income Tax 1

Economy Total 19% Economy general 3 Unemployment/jobs 11 Cost of living 3 Business leaving/ Outsourcing 2

Education Total 9% Education general 6 Funding education 3

Crime Total 8% Crime/Violence general 6 Gangs/Youth crime 1 Drugs 1

Energy Total 7% Energy costs general 2 Gas prices 5

Mass Transit Total 6% Quality mass transit/Public trans 1 Highway traffic/ congestion 2 Poor conditions roads/highways 1 Transportation other 2

Healthcare/Costs/ Ins/HMO's 3%

Budget Total 2% Budget general 1 Gov too big/Gov spending 1

Immigration 2 Children's issues 1 Class inequality 1 Environment/Pollution 1 Housing Costs/ Availability 1 Political corruption 1 Poverty/Homeless 1 Senior issues 1 War (Iraq) 1

Other 4 DK/NA 7



12. Is your opinion of United States Senator Joseph Lieberman favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 48% 59% 40% 49% 51% 44% Unfavorable 20 14 25 18 23 17 Mixed 26 23 30 26 22 31 Hvn't hrd enough 6 4 4 7 4 8 REFUSED - - - - - 1

TREND: Is your opinion of United States Senator Joseph Lieberman favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Dec 19  Apr 19  Feb 21
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2001    2001    2001


Favorable 48 48 53 53 58 58 59 Unfavorable 20 19 16 14 13 14 14 Mixed 26 25 23 25 21 21 19 Haven't heard enough 6 7 8 8 9 6 7 DK/NA - 1 - - - 1 1



13. Is your opinion of businessman Ned Lamont favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 7% 4% 11% 6% 8% 6% Unfavorable 8 12 6 7 9 7 Mixed 8 5 10 9 8 9 Hvn't hrd enough 76 79 73 77 75 77 REFUSED - - - 1 - 1

TREND: Is your opinion of businessman Ned Lamont favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16
                        2006    2006    2006


Favorable 7 3 2 Unfavorable 8 3 2 Mixed 8 3 3 Hvn't hrd enough 76 90 93 REFUSED - - -



14. Is your opinion of former state representative Alan Schlesinger favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 3% 5% 2% 2% 3% 2% Unfavorable 3 3 2 2 4 1 Mixed 7 8 6 9 7 8 Hvn't hrd enough 87 84 90 87 86 88 REFUSED - - - 1 - 1



TREND: Is your opinion of former state representative Alan Schlesinger favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006


Favorable 3 3 Unfavorable 3 3 Mixed 7 8 Hvn't hrd enough 87 86 REFUSED - -



15. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman the Democrat and Alan Schlesinger the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lieberman 68% 60% 78% 66% 68% 67% Schlesinger 14 25 9 12 15 14 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 2 2 4 4 3 DK/NA 13 12 10 15 10 16

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Lieberman 69% 71% 58% 66% 67% Schlesinger 13 14 23 16 12 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 - 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 3 3 7 DK/NA 15 12 16 13 13

TREND: If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman the Democrat and Alan Schlesinger the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006 


Lieberman 68 65 Schlesinger 14 14 SMONE ELSE 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE 3 3 DK/NA 13 17



16. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat and Alan Schlesinger the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lamont 37% 10% 61% 33% 37% 36% Schlesinger 20 50 5 15 22 18 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 3 2 3 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 6 5 5 8 7 6 DK/NA 34 32 27 40 30 37

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Lamont 36% 40% 24% 35% 41% Schlesinger 24 17 28 21 15 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 3 2 2 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 6 9 8 4 DK/NA 32 34 38 34 37

TREND: If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat and Alan Schlesinger the Republican for whom would you vote?

                        Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006 


Lamont 37 25 Schlesinger 20 20 SMONE ELSE 3 4 WLDN'T VOTE 6 6 DK/NA 34 45



17. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger the Republican, and Joseph Lieberman running as an independent candidate for whom would you vote?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lamont 18% 3% 33% 15% 19% 17% Schlesinger 8 22 2 6 9 8 Lieberman 56 58 52 59 57 55 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 1 1 1 2 DK/NA 16 15 12 18 12 18

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Lamont 17% 21% 8% 17% 19% Schlesinger 10 6 10 9 7 Lieberman 57 55 61 57 51 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 3 2 2 DK/NA 15 15 17 14 21

TREND: If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger the Republican, and Joseph Lieberman running as an independent candidate for whom would you vote?

                        Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006


Lamont 18 13 Schlesinger 8 10 Lieberman 56 56 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 DK/NA 16 18



18. (If registered democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were John DeStefano and Dan Malloy for whom would you vote? (If undecided q18a) As of today, do you lean more to DeStefano or Malloy? * Includes voters leaning toward a candidate

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        
DeStefano               46%
Malloy                  35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         -
DK/NA                   18




18a. (If registered democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were John DeStefano and Dan Malloy for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                        Tot     Men     Wom


DeStefano 37% 38% 37% Malloy 28 29 28 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 6 3 DK/NA 28 25 31

TREND: (If registered Democrat)If the 2006 Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were John DeStefano and Dan Malloy, for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..........
                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12
                        2006    2006    2006    2006


DeStefano 37 32 38 36 Malloy 28 24 19 18 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 5 3 DK/NA 28 38 35 42



18c. (If candidate choice given q18a) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the primary? * Does not include voters leaning toward a candidate.

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        JD      DM
                        Voters  Voters


Made up 41% 40% Might change 57 58 DK/NA 2 2



19. (If registered democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont for whom would you vote? (If undecided q19a) As of today, do you lean more toward Lieberman or Lamont? *Includes voters leaning toward a candidate.

                        LIKELY VOTERS


Lieberman 55% Lamont 40 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - DK/NA 4



19a. (If registered democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS...............
                        Tot     Lib     Mod     Men     Wom


Lieberman 57% 49% 61% 55% 58% Lamont 32 41 26 37 27% SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - 1 1 - DK/NA 11 10 12 7 14

May 2, 2006........................ Tot Lib Mod Men Wom

Lieberman 65% 60% 67% 59% 69% Lamont 19 22 18 28 13 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 - 2 1 2 DK/NA 14 17 12 11 15

TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..
                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16
                        2006    2006    2006


Lieberman 57 65 68 Lamont 32 19 13 SMONE ELSE - 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 1 1 DK/NA 11 14 17



19c. (If candidate choice given q19a) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the primary? *Does not include voters leaning toward a candidate.

                        LIKELY VOTERS
                        JL      NL
                        Voters  Voters


Made up 63% 61% Might change 35 38 DK/NA 2 -



20a. (If Lamont voter q19) Is your vote more for Lamont or more against Lieberman?

                        LIKELY VOTERS


For Lamont 19% Against Lieberman 78 DK/NA 3



20b. (If Lieberman voter q19) Is your vote more for Lieberman or more against Lamont?

                        LIKELY VOTERS


For Lieberman 90% Against Lamont 5 DK/NA 6



22. Thinking about 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


Yes/Deserves to be reelected 61% 72% 56% 62% 63% 60% No/Does NOT deserve to be reelected 28 20 34 26 31 25 DK/NA 11 9 10 12 7 15

TREND: 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?

                        Jun 8   Feb 16  Jan 11  Apr 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2005


Yes/Deserves 61 63 64 66 No/Does not 28 26 24 25 DK/NA 11 11 13 9



23a. (If Lieberman deserves reelection q22) What is the main reason you feel he deserves to be reelected?

                        LIEBERMAN DESERVES REELECTION Q2 ..........
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Doing a good job 23% 17% 24% 25% 21% 24% Cares about CT/The people/The state 13 12 15 12 12 14 Honesty/Integrity/ Straightforward 13 18 10 13 11 15 Thoughtful balanced Decision maker/Fair/ Level headed 1 1 2 2 2 1 Non partisan/Reaches out to other party/ Open minded 5 12 2 4 8 3 Good Leader; Decisive/Confident/ Capable/Assertive 8 8 6 11 9 7 Experienced 8 5 11 7 9 6 Party/Democrat/ Political philosophy 3 3 2 3 3 2 Education/Tuition freeze 1 1 1 - 1 1 Handling Economy/ Jobs 1 - - 2 2 - Moral values/ Family man 2 2 3 1 3 2 Position on war/ MiddleEast/Israel/ Foreign policy 4 6 3 3 6 2 Nothing that I dislike 4 3 5 5 5 4 Other 8 6 9 8 6 10 DK/NA or Refused 5 6 5 4 2 7



23b. (If Lieberman does not deserve reelection q22) What is the main reason you feel he does not deserve to be reelected?

                        LIEBERMAN DOES NOT DESERVE REELECTION Q22
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Position on Iraq 20% 8% 30% 16% 23% 17% Wishy washy/On the fence/Indecisive 4 11 2 4 4 5 Not honest/Don't trust him 6 11 4 7 9 4 Cares about himself not CT 10 15 6 13 10 10 Never around/Too busy in Washington 1 2 1 - 1 1 Too conservative/ Right wing/Too Republican 10 4 13 9 10 10 Too Close to Bush 8 - 11 9 8 8 Disagree with stand/votes on issues - general 4 9 3 2 3 5 Too religious/Too moralistic 1 - - 1 - 1 Arrogant/ Oppinionated 1 - - 1 - 1 Party/Democrat/ Political philosohy 4 5 4 5 5 4 Been there too long 10 13 8 10 10 9 Other 10 14 8 9 8 11 Nothing I like 7 3 3 9 6 8 DK/NA 5 5 5 4 5 6



24. Looking ahead to the 2008 Presidential election, do you think that Christopher Dodd would be an excellent President, a good President, a not so good President, or a poor President?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Excellent 5% 2% 7% 4% 5% 5% Good 39 29 50 38 39 39 Not so good 22 25 19 24 24 21 Poor 15 30 6 14 19 12 DK/NA 18 13 18 19 13 23



25. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq?
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 23% 58% 4% 17% 26% 20% Disapprove 73 37 92 79 71 75 DK/NA 4 5 3 4 4 5

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

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jun 4   Oct 10
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2004    2003


Approve 23 25 29 32 37 41 Disapprove 73 71 66 64 57 55 DK/NA 4 4 5 4 6 4



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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Right thing 33% 65% 15% 30% 39% 28% Wrong thing 63 31 83 66 58 67 DK/NA 4 5 3 4 3 5

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

                        Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Sep 30  Aug 19  Jun 4
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2004    2004    2004


Right thing 33 34 34 35 39 43 42 Wrong thing 63 61 61 60 56 49 52 DK/NA 4 5 5 5 5 8 6



27. From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should the United States do? Should the U.S. --

A) increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, B) keep the same number of U.S. troops in Iraq as there are now, C) decrease the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, or D) remove all its troops from Iraq?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Increase troops 14% 20% 9% 14% 21% 8% Keep same amount 19 33 11 17 20 17 Decrease troops 29 25 34 30 30 28 Remove all troops 31 17 40 32 24 38 DK/NA 7 5 6 6 5 8

TREND: From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should the United States do? Should the U.S. --

A) increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, B) keep the same number of U.S. troops in Iraq as there are now, C) decrease the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, or D) remove all its troops from Iraq?

                        Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006


Increase troops 14 14 Keep same amount 19 18 Decrease troops 29 28 Remove all troops 31 33 DK/NA 7 7