July 20, 2006 - Lamont Inches Ahead Of Lieberman In Dem Primary, Quinnipiac University Connecticut Poll Finds; Incumbent Still Leads In 3-Way November Matchup
Anti-war Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont has surged to a razor-thin 51 - 47 percent lead over incumbent Sen. Joseph Lieberman among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 55 - 40 percent lead for Sen. Lieberman among likely Democratic primary voters in a June 8 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

In possible general election matchups:
  • Lieberman defeats Republican challenger Alan Schlesinger 68 - 15 percent;
  • Lamont beats Schlesinger 45 - 22 percent, with 24 percent undecided;
  • Running as an independent, Lieberman gets 51 percent, to 27 percent for Lamont and 9 percent for Schlesinger.
"Lamont has turned what looked like a blowout into a very close Democratic primary race," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

"Lamont is up, while Lieberman's Democratic support is dropping. More Democrats have a favorable opinion of Lamont, who was largely unknown last month, and see him as an acceptable alternative to Lieberman. But Lieberman's strength among Republicans and independents gives him the lead in a three-way matchup in November."

All voters say 56 - 31 percent that Lieberman deserves reelection, but likely Democratic primary voters split 46 - 45 percent on this question.

In an open-ended question, where voters can give any answer, 35 percent of those likely Democratic primary voters who say Lieberman does not deserve reelection list his support for the war in Iraq as the main reason.

Lamont does not have the "right kind of experience to be a U.S. Senator," voters say 39 - 24 percent, with 37 percent undecided. Likely Democratic primary voters split 37 - 37 percent on Lamont's experience.

"Among the 45 percent of likely Democratic primary voters who think Lieberman shouldn't be reelected, the biggest group, 35 percent, cite the war in Iraq as the main reason," Dr. Schwartz said. "And 45 percent of likely Democratic primary voters say they would vote against Lieberman solely because of his support of the war."

Connecticut voters disapprove 68 - 27 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing. Voters disapprove 70 - 25 percent of the way the President is handling the Iraq war and say 63 - 31 percent that going to war in Iraq was the wrong thing to do.

Incumbent Republican Jodi Rell has a 74 - 13 percent approval rating and better than 2 -1 leads over either of her Democratic challengers:
  • 62 - 25 percent over New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, compared to 64 - 24 percent June 8;
  • 64 - 23 percent over Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, compared to 65 - 22 percent.
Gov. Rell gets a 59 - 7 percent favorability rating from Connecticut voters, with 22 percent mixed and 11 percent who don't know enough to form an opinion. For DeStefano, 51 percent don't know enough to form an opinion; 75 percent for Malloy.

Among likely Democratic primary voters, DeStefano leads Malloy 52 - 32 percent, compared to a 46 - 35 percent DeStefano lead June 8.

From July 13 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,502 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points. The survey includes 653 likely Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 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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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Approve 74% 82% 70% 74% 73% 74% Disapprove 13 9 18 12 16 11 DK/NA 13 9 12 14 11 15



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jodi Rell is handling her job as Governor?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jan 13  Aug 19
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2004


Approve 74 75 77 81 78 83 73 Disapprove 13 12 11 9 10 3 4 DK/NA 13 13 12 10 12 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 27% 66% 7% 21% 32% 23% Disapprove 68 28 91 72 63 72 DK/NA 5 6 2 7 5 5

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Approve 26% 25% 23% 30% 32% Disapprove 71 70 72 66 61 DK/NA 4 4 5 4 7

LIKELY DEM PRIME VOTERS Tot JLvtrs NLvtrs Approve 8% 16% 1% Disapprove 89 78 99 DK/NA 3 6 -

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Dec 19  Jun 8
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2001    2006 


Approve 27 24 25 31 35 87 24 Disapprove 68 72 71 65 61 10 72 DK/NA 5 4 4 4 4 2 4



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

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Approve 55% 70% 47% 52% 56% 54% 42% Disapprove 35 22 44 36 38 32 53 DK/NA 10 7 9 12 6 14 6

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joseph Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Sep 21  Jul 31
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2000    2003


Approve 55 56 59 63 62 80 51 Disapprove 35 32 29 25 24 14 33 DK/NA 10 13 12 11 13 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% 38% 72% 57% 55% 58% Disapprove 25 40 12 26 30 20 DK/NA 19 21 16 18 15 22

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
                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Apr 19  May 1
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2001    2003 *


Approve 57 57 58 57 59 71 52 Disapprove 25 24 27 26 21 16 16 DK/NA 19 19 15 17 20 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 59% 73% 50% 60% 59% 59% Unfavorable 7 6 10 7 9 6 Mixed 22 13 28 23 22 22 Hvn't hrd enough 11 9 12 10 10 13 REFUSED - - - - - -

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

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2004


Favorable 59 65 64 70 67 74 70 Unfavorable 7 6 6 5 5 7 3 Mixed 22 19 19 16 17 12 9 Haven't heard enough 11 10 10 9 10 6 18 DK/NA - 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?
                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Favorable 18% 10% 25% 17% 18% 19% 28% Unfavorable 13 19 10 13 16 11 12 Mixed 16 13 16 16 15 16 17 Hvn't hrd enough 51 55 48 53 49 53 42 REFUSED 2 3 1 1 2 1 1

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

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2004


Favorable 18 15 13 15 16 25 22 Unfavorable 13 11 11 10 9 11 9 Mixed 16 14 15 15 15 14 14 Hvn't heard enough 51 59 60 59 59 49 53 REFUSED 2 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?
                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Favorable 9% 8% 13% 7% 8% 10% 18% Unfavorable 7 10 4 7 8 5 7 Mixed 9 9 9 9 10 8 11 Hvn't hrd enough 75 72 75 77 73 76 64 REFUSED 1 1 - 1 1 - -

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

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Apr 6   Nov 23
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2004


Favorable 9 8 7 6 8 9 8 Unfavorable 7 5 5 6 4 6 7 Mixed 9 7 5 4 4 5 8 Hvn't heard enough 75 79 81 83 83 78 75 REFUSED 1 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 25% 8% 46% 18% 25% 25% Rell 62 88 43 65 64 60 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 2 1 DK/NA 10 3 9 13 8 12

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?

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2005


DeStefano 25 24 20 16 21 22 19 Rell 62 64 66 70 64 61 66 SMONE ELSE 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 DK/NA 10 10 13 13 13 15 13



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 23% 5% 46% 13% 23% 22% Rell 64 89 43 69 65 63 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 1 3 1 2 DK/NA 11 4 10 15 9 13

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?

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 12  Jul 27  Apr 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2005    2005


Malloy 23 22 20 15 17 18 17 Rell 64 65 65 70 68 63 66 SMONE ELSE 1 1 1 1 1 1 - WLDN'T VOTE 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 DK/NA 11 12 14 13 13 17 14



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

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Favorable 45% 58% 40% 42% 47% 44% 35% Unfavorable 23 15 29 23 27 20 39 Mixed 27 23 26 30 23 30 25 Hvn't hrd enough 5 3 5 4 3 6 1 REFUSED - - - 1 - 1 -

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

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Dec 19  Apr 19
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2001    2001


Favorable 45 48 48 53 53 58 58 Unfavorable 23 20 19 16 14 13 14 Mixed 27 26 25 23 25 21 21 Haven't heard enough 5 6 7 8 8 9 6 DK/NA - - 1 - - - 1



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

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Favorable 15% 6% 26% 12% 16% 15% 36% Unfavorable 17 33 10 16 22 13 13 Mixed 15 12 16 16 14 16 16 Hvn't hrd enough 51 48 48 55 47 55 35 REFUSED 1 - - 1 - 1 -

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

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16
                        2006    2006    2006    2006


Favorable 15 7 3 2 Unfavorable 17 8 3 2 Mixed 15 8 3 3 Hvn't hrd enough 51 76 90 93 REFUSED 1 - - -



12. 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% 4% 1% 3% 3% 2% Unfavorable 6 5 6 7 9 4 Mixed 10 12 10 11 11 10 Hvn't hrd enough 81 79 82 78 76 84 REFUSED - - - 1 1 -

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

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006    2006


Favorable 3 3 3 Unfavorable 6 3 3 Mixed 10 7 8 Hvn't hrd enough 81 87 86 REFUSED - - -



13. 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% 58% 79% 64% 68% 67% Schlesinger 15 29 7 16 17 13 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 4 4 5 3 DK/NA 11 10 8 14 8 14

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?

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006    2006 


Lieberman 68 68 65 Schlesinger 15 14 14 SMONE ELSE 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE 4 3 3 DK/NA 11 13 17



14. 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 45% 15% 71% 41% 44% 46% Schlesinger 22 55 5 17 29 16 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 4 3 4 3 4 4 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 6 6 4 6 6 5 DK/NA 24 21 16 32 18 30

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?

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006    2006 


Lamont 45 37 25 Schlesinger 22 20 20 SMONE ELSE 4 3 4 WLDN'T VOTE 6 6 6 DK/NA 24 34 45



15. 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 27% 7% 46% 22% 28% 26% Schlesinger 9 24 1 7 10 8 Lieberman 51 58 44 54 51 50 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - 1 1 1 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 1 2 DK/NA 12 10 7 15 9 14

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?

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006    2006


Lamont 27 18 13 Schlesinger 9 8 10 Lieberman 51 56 56 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 2 DK/NA 12 16 18



16. (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 q16) As of today, do you lean more toward DeStefano or Malloy?This table includes Leaners.

                        LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS


DeStefano 52% Malloy 32 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - DK/NA 14

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? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more to DeStefano or Malloy? * Includes voters leaning toward a candidate

                        LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS
                        Jul 20  Jun 8
                        2006    2006


DeStefano 52 46% Malloy 32 35 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - DK/NA 14 18



17. (If candidate choice given 16) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the primary?

                        LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS
                        Tot     JDvtrs  DMvtrs  


Made up 48% 47% 48% Might change 51 51 50 DK/NA 2 2 2



18. (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 q18) As of today, do you lean more toward Lieberman or Lamont? This table includes Leaners.

                        LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS 
                        Tot     Lib     Mod/Con 
                              
Lieberman               47%     32%     59%     
Lamont                  51      67%     39%     
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          -       -       -      
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         -       -       -      
DK/NA                    2       1%      2%


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? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Lieberman or Lamont? *Includes voters leaning toward a candidate.

                        LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS
                        Jul 20  Jun 8
                        2006    2006


Lieberman 47 55 Lamont 51 40 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - DK/NA 2 4



19. (If candidate choice given q18) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the primary?

                        LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS
                        Tot     JLvtrs  NLvtrs  


Made up 79% 77% 80% Might change 19 21 18 DK/NA 2 1 2



20. (If 'Lamont' voter q18)Is your vote more for Lamont or more against Lieberman?

                        LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS
                        NLvtrs


For Lamont 33% Against Lieberman 63 DK/NA 4



21. (If 'Lieberman' voter q18)Is your vote more for Lieberman or more against Lamont?

                        LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS
                        JLvtrs


For Lieberman 86% Against Lamont 11 DK/NA 3



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?

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Yes/Deserves to be reelected 56% 68% 51% 55% 57% 56% 46% No/Does not 31 23 37 32 35 29 45 DK/NA 12 9 12 13 8 16 9

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?

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   Feb 16  Jan 11  Apr 6
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2005


Yes/Deserves 56 61 63 64 66 No/Does not 31 28 26 24 25 DK/NA 12 11 11 13 9



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

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


On the fence/Indecisive 5% 9% 1% 8% 6% 4% - Not honest/Don't trust him 4 4 2 4 3 4 2 Cares about himself not people/not CT 9 15 6 11 8 10 6 Too religious/ Moralistic 1 1 1 1 - 2 2 Arrogant/Opinionated 1 1 - 1 - 1 1

Too conservative/ Right wing/Republican 10 1 16 7 11 8 18 Too Close to Bush 7 2 10 6 8 6 10 Position on Iraq 24 14 33 20 23 26 35 Not a Good Democrat 1 - 3 - 1 2 3

Disagree with stand on issues - general 3 2 3 4 3 2 4 Democrat/Political philosohy/Too liberal 5 15 2 5 7 3 4 Not Doing Good Job 3 6 3 3 4 3 3

Ran for Vice Pres. and Senate 2 4 1 3 1 3 1 Running as Independent 1 2 1 1 1 1 -

Been there too long/ Time for a change 8 13 4 11 8 8 2 Just don't like him 5 2 2 8 3 7 1

Other 7 5 7 5 8 5 7 DK/NA 3 5 4 2 3 4 -

24. Do you think Ned Lamont has the right kind of experience to be a United States Senator or not?

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Yes 24% 16% 31% 23% 27% 22% 37% No 39 49 33 39 46 33 37 DK/NA 37 35 36 37 27 45 26



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


Approve 25% 62% 6% 22% 30% 22% 8% Disapprove 70 33 93 73 67 73 90 DK/NA 4 6 2 6 4 5 1

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

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Jun 4   Oct 10
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2004    2003


Approve 25 23 25 29 32 37 41 Disapprove 70 73 71 66 64 57 55 DK/NA 4 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?

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Right thing 31% 67% 11% 29% 37% 26% 11% Wrong thing 63 29 86 64 59 67 86 DK/NA 5 4 4 6 4 6 3

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

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2   Feb 16  Jan 11  Sep 30  Aug 19
                        2006    2006    2006    2006    2006    2004    2004


Right thing 31 33 34 34 35 39 43 Wrong thing 63 63 61 61 60 56 49 DK/NA 5 4 5 5 5 5 8



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?

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Increase troops 11% 17% 6% 13% 16% 7% 8% Keep same amount 21 37 12 19 25 17 15 Decrease troops 31 25 34 35 30 32 34 Remove all troops 30 14 43 25 22 36 35 DK/NA 8 8 6 8 7 8 7

TREND: From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should the United States do? Should the U.S. increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq,keep the same number of U.S. troops in Iraq as there are now, decrease the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, or remove all its troops from Iraq?

                        Jul 20  Jun 8   May 2
                        2006    2006    2006


Increase troops 11 14 14 Keep same amount 21 19 18 Decrease troops 31 29 28 Remove all troops 30 31 33 DK/NA 8 7 7



28. As you may know, Senator Lieberman is a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. Do you agree or disagree with Senator Lieberman's position on the war in Iraq?

                                                                        Likely
                                                                        DemPrime
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Voters


Agree 35% 72% 13% 34% 44% 27% 17% Disagree 58 22 81 59 51 63 79 DK/NA 7 6 6 8 5 9 5

TREND: As you may know, Senator Lieberman is a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. Do you agree or disagree with Senator Lieberman's position on the war in Iraq?

                        Jul 20  Jan 11
                        2006    2006


Agree 35 41 Disagree 58 51 DK/NA 7 8



COMBINED TABLE QUESTIONS 28 & 29
28. As you may know, Senator Lieberman is a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. Do you agree or disagree with Senator Lieberman's position on the war in Iraq? 29. (If "disagree" q28) Do you disagree with Senator Lieberman's support of the war in Iraq strongly enough to vote against Lieberman just on that issue?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Agree JL war position 35% 72% 13% 34% 44% 27% Disagree JL position 27 12 35 29 23 30 Disagree & will vote against 28 9 43 26 26 29 DK/NA 10 7 9 11 7 13

LIKELY DEM PRIMARY VOTERS Tot NLvtrs

Agree JL war position 17% 1% Disagree JL position 31 17 Disagree & will vote against 45 80 DK/NA 7 2

TREND: (If "disagree") Do you disagree with Senator Lieberman's support of the war in Iraq strongly enough to vote against Lieberman just on that issue?

                        Jul 20  Jan 11
                        2006    2006 


Agree JL position 35 41 Disagree JL position 27 24 Disagree JL position/ will vote against 28 24 DK/NA 10 11