September 6, 2007 - Clinton Opens Lead Over Giuliani As Dems Surge In Ohio, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Little Unity Among Republicans

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Ohio, the key state in the 2004 presidential election, is turning blue in the 2008 campaign, with Democratic candidates winning 11 of 12 matchups with Republican contenders, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner has opened a 47 - 40 percent lead over her GOP counterpart, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, up from a 43 - 43 percent tie in an August 8 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

In other possible 2008 presidential matchups:
  • Clinton tops Arizona Sen. John McCain 46 - 41 percent;
  • Clinton beats former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson 49 - 37 percent;
  • Clinton bests former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 50 - 37 percent;
  • Illinois Sen. Barack Obama gets 42 percent to Giuliani's 41 percent, but gets 41 percent to McCain's 42 percent;
  • Obama tops Thompson 46 - 34 percent and beats Romney 46 - 32 percent;
  • Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards beats Giuliani 47 - 38 percent; tops McCain 46 - 38 percent; tops Thompson 50 - 32 percent and bests Romney 50 - 30 percent.
In the primary contests, Clinton now holds a 44 - 15 percent lead over Obama among Democrats with John Edwards at 11 percent and former Vice President Al Gore at 8 percent.

The GOP race is more muddled with Giuliani still on top at 21 percent. Thompson has 15 percent, followed by McCain with 10 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 9 percent and Romney with 8 percent.

"Sen. Clinton seems to have little to worry about in the Democratic primary in Ohio, but former Mayor Giuliani's lead is much smaller and much more tenuous," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling institute.

"Moreover, she is now for the first time seven points ahead of Giuliani, and even further ahead of any other Republican in Ohio," Brown added.

"The only one of the dozen match ups between the leading candidates on both sides of the aisle in which a Republican came out ahead was Sen. McCain who held a statistically insignificant 42 - 41 percent lead over Sen. Obama.

"We have been seeing a gradual shift toward the Democrats in Ohio this year, but these numbers show that the tide has turned in this traditionally Republican-leaning state. Of course we have 14 months until the election, but at this point the Republicans are playing catch-up in a state they would be very hard pressed to win the White House without."

Sen. Clinton's current 29-point lead in the Democratic field represents a slight increase from the 25-point edge she held in August, the last time Quinnipiac University surveyed Ohio. Giuliani, on the other hand, has seen his numbers dwindle in the Buckeye state. In a March 7 Quinnipiac poll, he was getting 35 percent from Ohio Republicans.

Ohio voters give Giuliani a 48 - 30 percent favorability. Ratings for other candidates are:
  • 51 - 43 percent favorable for Clinton;
  • 44 - 28 percent favorable for McCain;
  • 47 - 25 percent for Obama;
  • 41 - 46 percent favorable for Gore;
  • 54 - 26 percent favorable for Edwards;
  • 58 percent don't know enough about Thompson to form an opinion.
  • 54 percent don't know enough about Romney to form an opinion. Bush Approval
Ohio voters disapprove 64 - 32 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing, compared to a 66 - 29 percent disapproval, his lowest score in the state, July 12.

From August 28 - September 3, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,430 Ohio voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. The survey includes 497 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points, and 528 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percentage points.

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

For more data -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x271.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

1. (If registered Democrat) If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Al Gore, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson, for whom would you vote?

                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                        Tot     Men     Wom


Biden 2% 2% 1% Clinton 44 37 48 Dodd - 1 - Edwards 11 14 10 Gore 8 11 6 Gravel - 1 - Kucinich 3 5 2 Obama 15 17 13 Richardson 1 1 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 3 2 DK/NA 13 8 16

TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the 2008 Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Al Gore, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama
and Bill Richardson, for whom would you vote? na = not asked                


REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.................................. Sep 6 Aug 8 Jul 12 Jun 27 May 16 Apr 26 Mar 22 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 Biden 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 Clark na na na na - - - Clinton 44 41 35 40 38 37 32 Dodd - - - - - - - Edwards 11 11 13 12 11 17 11 Gore 8 8 12 12 10 11 14 Gravel - - - - - - - Kucinich 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 Obama 15 16 17 12 19 14 22 Richardson 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 3 3 2 3 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 1 1 - 1 1 DK/NA 13 14 15 16 14 14 15



2. (If registered Republican) If the 2008 Republican primary for President were being held today,and the candidates were Sam Brownback, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson, for whom would you vote?

                                                WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Brownback 1% - 1% - Gingrich 9 13 5 11 Giuliani 21 18 23 17 Huckabee 3 4 2 3 Hunter 1 - 1 - McCain 10 11 9 7 Paul 2 3 1 2 Romney 8 9 8 6 Tancredo 1 1 - 2 Thompson, F. 15 20 9 17 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 4 3 4 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 1 2 1 DK/NA 25 17 34 31

TREND: (If registered Republican) If the 2008 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Sam Brownback, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, and Fred Thompson, for whom would you vote? na = not asked

                        REGISTERED REPUBLICANS................................
                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007  
                                                                              
Brownback                1       -       1       -       -       2       -    
Gilmore                 na       -       1       -       -       -       1    
Gingrich                 9       8       5       6       6       9       8    
Giuliani                21      29      24      25      23      23      31    
Hagel                   na      na      na      na       -       -       1    
Huckabee                 3       1       2       2       2       -       1    
Hunter                   1       1       -       -       -       -       -    
McCain                  10      11      14      16      17      21      20    
Pataki                  na      na      na      na       -       -       -    
Paul                     2       1       1       -       -       -       -    
Romney                   8       8       8       7      11       6       6    
Tancredo                 1       -       -       -       -       1       1    
Thompson, F.            15      11      18      17      15       8       6    
Thompson, T.            na       2       1       1       2       -       1    
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          4       2       3       3       2       4       1    
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         2       4       2       3       2       1       1    
DK/NA                   25      22      20      22      18      23      23    




3. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 47% 6% 86% 38% 38% 54% 30% Giuliani 40 83 8 43 47 35 55 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 3 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 2 6 6 2 4 DK/NA 8 7 5 10 8 8 8

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 47 43 44 43 43 41 46 Giuliani 40 43 42 43 47 46 43 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 DK/NA 8 8 7 8 6 9 7



4. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 42% 7% 72% 37% 38% 45% 26% Giuliani 41 79 16 41 44 38 52 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 4 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 4 3 7 6 4 8 DK/NA 10 9 7 12 10 11 12

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 42 39 41 40 42 37 42 Giuliani 41 42 42 42 43 45 42 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 3 2 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 5 4 4 3 3 4 DK/NA 10 12 10 12 10 13 11



5. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Edwards 47% 9% 82% 41% 41% 52% 38% Giuliani 38 78 9 39 43 34 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 4 2 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 2 6 7 2 5 DK/NA 8 9 5 9 7 9 7

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Rudy Giuliani the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007    2007


Edwards 47 43 40 Giuliani 38 42 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 3 DK/NA 8 10 10



6. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 46% 5% 85% 38% 38% 53% 30% McCain 41 83 8 45 48 35 57 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 - 3 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 3 1 5 4 2 5 DK/NA 8 6 6 9 8 7 6

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 46 45 44 44 42 46 45 McCain 41 41 42 45 44 42 42 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 3 4 4 2 3 3 2 DK/NA 8 7 9 6 10 8 9



7. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 41% 7% 70% 38% 39% 43% 25% McCain 42 78 16 40 45 39 55 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 4 2 4 3 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 4 4 6 5 4 7 DK/NA 10 9 8 12 9 10 10

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22  Mar 7 
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 41 43 43 44 36 45 42 McCain 42 38 38 41 42 37 39 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 3 3 1 2 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 5 5 3 4 3 2 DK/NA 10 11 11 11 16 13 15



8. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Edwards 46% 10% 81% 38% 42% 50% 37% McCain 38 76 9 40 44 33 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 3 5 5 4 5 DK/NA 9 8 4 13 7 11 8

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Edwards 46 45 45 44 McCain 38 37 38 41 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 2 2 DK/NA 9 12 14 11



9. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 49% 8% 87% 43% 40% 57% 32% Thompson 37 78 6 38 46 29 53 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 1 3 3 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 2 1 6 3 4 5 DK/NA 9 10 5 10 8 10 8

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 49 47 47 47 47 45 Thompson 37 36 38 38 39 35 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 3 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 4 3 3 3 DK/NA 9 9 9 9 8 14



10. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 46% 12% 75% 44% 42% 49% 28% Thompson 34 72 11 32 41 28 49 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 1 4 2 3 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 4 4 7 5 6 8 DK/NA 12 11 8 13 10 14 14

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Obama 46 44 44 43 45 44 Thompson 34 32 34 35 34 31 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 4 3 3 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 5 6 5 5 4 4 DK/NA 12 15 15 14 15 20



11. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Fred Thompson the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Edwards 50% 10% 84% 45% 44% 54% 39% Thompson 32 71 5 32 40 26 44 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 2 4 3 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 3 5 4 4 4 DK/NA 12 14 7 14 9 14 12



12. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Clinton 50% 8% 87% 46% 42% 57% 31% Romney 37 79 7 35 44 31 53 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 2 6 5 3 7 DK/NA 8 8 4 10 7 9 8

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Mar 22  Mar 7   Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007


Clinton 50 51 51 52 Romney 37 32 31 31 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 4 3 DK/NA 8 11 13 12



13. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Obama 46% 11% 75% 46% 42% 51% 28% Romney 32 72 9 27 38 27 45 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 2 3 2 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 6 3 5 8 5 6 9 DK/NA 13 13 10 15 12 14 16

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        Sep 6   Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007    2007


Obama 46 51 47 Romney 32 26 26 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 6 4 4 DK/NA 13 16 21



14. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Edwards 50% 10% 84% 49% 45% 55% 39% Romney 30 70 5 26 37 24 42 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 3 5 4 2 2 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 3 3 6 5 4 6 DK/NA 12 14 5 14 9 15 12

TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were John Edwards the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                        Sep 6   Mar 22  Mar 7
                        2007    2007    2007


Edwards 50 53 52 Romney 30 26 26 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 4 4 3 DK/NA 12 15 17



TREND: Is your opinion of -- favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him/her?

Score = %Favorable (%Haven't Heard Enough)

                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007  


Bloomberg, Michael 13(69) na 17(61) na na na na Clinton, Hillary 51( 5) 49( 8) 49( 6) 47( 7) 46( 7) 47( 8) 48( 9) Edwards, John 54(17) 46(21) 46(23) 45(28) 44(25) 47(27) 48(27) Giuliani, Rudy 48(19) 48(20) 50(20) 50(24) 54(17) 54(22) 52(25) Gore, Al 41(10) 37(10) 47( 9) 47( 8) 46( 9) 44(12) na McCain, John 44(25) 33(28) 40(26) 41(28) 45(25) 47(28) 46(29) Obama, Barack 47(27) 44(29) 45(30) 43(36) 42(34) 41(36) 43(39) Romney, Mitt 24(54) 17(60) 15(64) 14(67) 17(67) 15(73) 17(70) Thompson, Fred 25(58) 27(55) 30(55) 25(61) 25(65) 21(69) na



15. Is your opinion of -- Michael Bloomberg favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 13% 12% 13% 14% 15% 10% 9% Unfavorable 17 15 18 18 21 14 16 Hvn't hrd enough 69 71 67 67 62 74 74 REFUSED 2 1 2 1 1 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Michael Bloomberg favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Sep 6   Jul 12
                        2007    2007


Favorable 13 17 Unfavorable 17 20 Hvn't hrd enough 69 61 REFUSED 2 2



16. Is your opinion of -- Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 51% 12% 86% 45% 44% 56% 34% Unfavorable 43 84 8 47 51 36 60 Hvn't hrd enough 5 3 5 7 4 6 4 REFUSED 1 - 1 2 1 2 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?

                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 51 49 49 47 46 47 48 Unfavorable 43 41 42 44 45 43 41 Hvn't hrd enough 5 8 6 7 7 8 9 REFUSED 1 3 3 2 2 2 2



17. Is your opinion of -- John Edwards favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 54% 24% 82% 49% 51% 57% 46% Unfavorable 26 51 7 27 34 20 34 Hvn't hrd enough 17 23 9 21 13 21 19 REFUSED 2 2 1 3 2 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of John Edwards favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 54 46 46 45 44 47 48 Unfavorable 26 29 29 25 29 24 24 Hvn't hrd enough 17 21 23 28 25 27 27 REFUSED 2 3 3 2 2 1 1



18. Is your opinion of -- Rudy Giuliani favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 48% 70% 32% 51% 51% 46% 54% Unfavorable 30 14 46 26 33 27 25 Hvn't hrd enough 19 15 18 21 15 23 18 REFUSED 2 1 4 2 1 4 3

TREND: Is your opinion of Rudy Giuliani favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 48 48 50 50 54 54 52 Unfavorable 30 29 27 23 26 22 22 Hvn't hrd enough 19 20 20 24 17 22 25 REFUSED 2 3 2 3 3 2 1



19. Is your opinion of -- Al Gore favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 41% 13% 67% 38% 41% 41% 30% Unfavorable 46 76 20 49 49 44 60 Hvn't hrd enough 10 10 11 10 8 13 8 REFUSED 2 1 2 3 2 3 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Al Gore favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Jan 30
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 41 37 47 47 46 44 41 Unfavorable 46 50 41 43 43 41 50 Hvn't hrd enough 10 10 9 8 9 12 8 REFUSED 2 3 2 2 2 3 2



19. Is your opinion of -- John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 44% 59% 34% 44% 51% 38% 43% Unfavorable 28 19 38 26 33 25 30 Hvn't hrd enough 25 22 25 26 14 35 26 REFUSED 3 - 3 3 3 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 44 33 40 41 45 47 46 Unfavorable 28 35 31 28 28 22 23 Hvn't hrd enough 25 28 26 28 25 28 29 REFUSED 3 4 3 2 2 3 2



20. Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 47% 28% 62% 46% 47% 46% 30% Unfavorable 25 38 15 26 28 22 37 Hvn't hrd enough 27 32 23 27 24 30 31 REFUSED 2 2 1 1 2 2 2

TREND: Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 47 44 45 43 42 41 43 Unfavorable 25 25 22 20 22 21 17 Hvn't hrd enough 27 29 30 36 34 36 39 REFUSED 2 2 3 2 1 2 1



21. Is your opinion of -- Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 24% 44% 11% 22% 31% 18% 28% Unfavorable 20 7 29 20 22 18 16 Hvn't hrd enough 54 48 57 57 45 62 54 REFUSED 2 1 3 1 2 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26  Mar 22
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 24 17 15 14 17 15 17 Unfavorable 20 21 19 17 15 11 11 Hvn't hrd enough 54 60 64 67 67 73 70 REFUSED 2 3 2 2 1 1 2



22. Is your opinion of -- Fred Thompson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Favorable 25% 44% 13% 25% 34% 17% 31% Unfavorable 15 4 27 12 17 14 11 Hvn't hrd enough 58 52 58 60 48 66 57 REFUSED 2 1 2 2 1 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of Fred Thompson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her/him?
                        Sep 6   Aug 8   Jul 12  Jun 27  May 16  Apr 26
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Favorable 25 27 30 25 25 21 Unfavorable 15 15 13 12 8 10 Hvn't hrd enough 58 55 55 61 65 69 REFUSED 2 2 2 1 1 1



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


Approve 32% 72% 8% 26% 36% 28% 47% Disapprove 64 22 90 68 60 67 49 DK/NA 5 6 2 7 4 5 4

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Sep 6   Jul 12  May 16  Mar 22  Jan 30  May 16  Jul 12
                        2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007    2007


Approve 32 29 35 30 34 35 29 Disapprove 64 66 61 66 62 61 66 DK/NA 5 5 4 4 4 4 5