November 18, 2015 - Carson Is Top Doc In Colorado Republican Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; All Top GOP Candidates Lead Clinton By Double-Digits Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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With 25 percent of the vote, Dr. Ben Carson is the clear leader among Colorado Republicans and tops Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton 52 - 38 percent in a general election matchup, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

In fact, Clinton trails all leading Republican contenders by margins of 11 percentage points or more, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Trailing Carson in the Republican race are Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent, Donald Trump with 17 percent, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 14 percent, Carly Fiorina with 5 percent, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky with 3 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 2 percent and 11 percent undecided.

Among Republicans, 32 percent say they "would definitely not" support Trump, followed by 21 percent who would not support Bush.

Clinton leads the Democratic field with 55 percent, followed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont with 27 percent, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley at 2 percent, with 15 percent undecided.

"A chilly if not frigid reception for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her second quest for the White House," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"As winter moves into the Rockies, Coloradans say the Democratic front-runner would get bruised and beaten by all the top GOP opponents, and absolutely crushed by Sen. Marco Rubio and Dr. Ben Carson."

Colorado voters back any leading Republican contender over Clinton by wide margins:
  • Rubio over Clinton 52 - 36 percent;
  • Carson leads Clinton 52 - 38 percent;
  • Cruz tops Clinton 51 - 38 percent;
  • Trump beats Clinton 48 - 37 percent.
Sanders runs better than Clinton in general election matchups;
  • Rubio over Sanders 52 - 39 percent;
  • Carson beats Sanders 52 - 40 percent;
  • Cruz tops Sanders 49 - 42 percent;
  • Trump gets 46 percent to Sanders' 44 percent.
Clinton has the lowest favorability rating of any top candidate in Colorado, a negative 33 - 61 percent. Trump also gets a negative 34 - 58 percent favorability rating. Favorability ratings for other candidates are:
  • 49 - 30 percent positive for Carson;
  • 46 - 25 percent for Rubio;
  • 37 - 33 percent for Cruz;
  • 40 - 37 percent for Sanders.
Colorado voters say 67 - 30 percent that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy and 57 - 37 percent that Trump is not honest. Rubio has the best score for honesty, 58 - 28 percent, with Sanders at 56 - 30 percent, Carson at 57 - 33 percent and Cruz at 50 - 35 percent.

Carson has the lowest grades for having strong leadership qualities, a divided 45 - 44 percent, with Sanders at 45 - 43 percent. Trump leads on leadership, with 58 - 39 percent, followed by Rubio at 56 - 30 percent, Cruz at 52 - 35 percent and Clinton at 51 - 47 percent.

Colorado voters say 56 - 43 percent that Clinton has the right kind of experience to be president, the best rating for this quality, followed by 50 - 35 percent for Rubio and 50 - 38 percent for Cruz. Trump has the lowest rating on experience, a negative 35 - 62 percent, with negative ratings of 37 - 54 percent for Carson and 43 - 46 percent for Sanders.

From November 11 - 15, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,262 Colorado voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 474 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points and 404 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percentage points.

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

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

1. (If Registered Republican) Who would you most like to see the Republicans nominate for President in 2016 if the candidates were Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS..............................
                                   Wht    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    BrnAgn CONSERVATIVE  Mod/
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom
 
Bush                  2%     -      1%     1%     1%     6%     1%     4%
Carson               25     22     31     34     19     17     28     22
Christie              1      2      -      1      -      1      2      -
Cruz                 14     32     18     24      8      4     13     15
Fiorina               5      4      5      2      8      6      3      7
Gilmore               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Graham                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Huckabee              1      -      3      -      2      2      1      2
Jindal                1      2      2      2      -      -      1      1
Kasich                1      1      -      -      -      3      1      1
Pataki                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Paul                  3      2      1      -      4      4      4      2
Rubio                19     14     16     12     25     23     16     22
Santorum              -      -      -      -      -      2      -      1
Trump                17     15     15     17     18     16     21     13
DK/NA                11      4     10      7     14     15     11     12
 
 
2. (If Registered Republican) Are there any of these candidates you would definitely not support for the Republican nomination for president: Bush, Carson, Christie, Cruz, Fiorina, Gilmore, Graham, Huckabee, Jindal, Kasich, Pataki, Paul, Rubio, Santorum, or Trump? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS..............................
                                   Wht    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    BrnAgn CONSERVATIVE  Mod/
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom
 
Bush                 21%    32%    22%    22%    24%    15%    24%    19%
Carson                5      4      1      3      4     10      5      4
Christie             13     17     11     16     11     12     15     12
Cruz                  6      1      4      3      5     13      8      3
Fiorina               7      4      6      6      6      8      6      9
Gilmore               9     13     10     11      7      8      9      9
Graham               12     15     12     17      9      7     10     13
Huckabee             10     12      9      9      8     14     12      8
Jindal                7      4      8      7      7      9      8      7
Kasich               18     29     20     25     16      9     14     22
Pataki               10     15      9     13      8      7     11      9
Paul                 15     13     12     14     13     18     15     15
Rubio                 5      4      4      5      2      8      5      4
Santorum              6      6      5      6      4      7      7      4
Trump                32     24     29     27     35     37     33     31
No/No one            27     23     29     32     25     22     28     26
DK/NA                 5      4      7      2      4     11      4      6
 
 
3. (If Registered Democrat) Who would you most like to see the Democrats nominate for President in 2016 if the candidates were Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Clinton              55%    46%    53%    64%    55%    56%
O'Malley              2      -      5      2      4      1
Sanders              27     47     27     16     26     28
DK/NA                15      6     14     18     15     15
 
 
4. (If Registered Democrat) Are there any of these candidates you would definitely not support for the Democratic nomination for president: Clinton, O'Malley, or Sanders? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Clinton              10%     6%     7%    13%    14%     7%
O'Malley             10     11     12     10     13      9
Sanders               7      3      3     12     10      5
No/No one            69     76     78     61     65     72
DK/NA                 9      5      7     12      4     12
 
 
5. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ben Carson the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              38%     2%    90%    35%    32%    43%    45%    33%
Carson               52     96      4     45     56     48     49     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      -      5      2      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      1      2      8      6      3      1      6
DK/NA                 4      -      4      7      4      4      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Clinton              39%    40%    38%    39%    29%    42%    36%    52%
Carson               44     51     56     54     60     52     56     28
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      1      1      2      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      9      2      2      3      5      2      3      8
DK/NA                 7      4      3      3      4      2      3     10
 
 
6. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              37%     2%    89%    33%    31%    44%    46%    31%
Trump                48     86      5     44     52     44     42     52
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      2      -     10      6      3      4      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      7      9      2      9      8      6      6      8
DK/NA                 4      1      3      5      3      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Clinton              35%    38%    40%    41%    27%    43%    35%    54%
Trump                44     50     48     49     56     48     52     27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       8      4      4      1      5      3      4      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      9      4      7      7      9      5      7      8
DK/NA                 5      5      2      2      3      2      2      9
 
 
7. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              36%     2%    90%    32%    31%    41%    44%    31%
Rubio                52     98      4     46     55     50     49     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      -      -      7      4      2      2      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      -      1      7      4      3      1      5
DK/NA                 5      1      4      8      5      5      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Clinton              36%    41%    36%    37%    27%    39%    33%    53%
Rubio                44     49     57     55     61     54     57     28
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       5      3      2      1      3      2      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      3      2      3      5      2      3      7
DK/NA                 9      4      3      4      5      3      4     10
 
 
8. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              38%     3%    92%    35%    33%    43%    47%    32%
Cruz                 51     96      3     43     54     48     48     53
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      -      -      8      5      2      2      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      1      1      9      5      4      2      6
DK/NA                 4      1      3      6      3      4      1      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Clinton              36%    41%    38%    40%    29%    41%    35%    57%
Cruz                 46     48     55     53     58     53     55     29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       5      4      2      1      4      2      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      7      3      2      4      6      3      5      6
DK/NA                 5      3      3      2      3      1      2      6
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Ben Carson the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              40%     1%    88%    46%    37%    43%    46%    37%
Carson               52     97      6     41     54     49     47     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      2      1      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      1      5      4      2      2      4
DK/NA                 4      -      4      5      3      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Sanders              46%    43%    38%    38%    34%    42%    38%    51%
Carson               44     50     56     54     59     52     56     29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      1      1      1      1      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      1      2      3      4      2      3      5
DK/NA                 3      5      3      4      3      3      3     10
 
 
10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              44%     6%    92%    49%    40%    47%    49%    41%
Trump                46     86      5     38     49     44     41     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      2      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      7      1      6      5      5      6      4
DK/NA                 4      1      2      5      4      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Sanders              54%    44%    42%    40%    38%    46%    42%    56%
Trump                35     47     49     50     52     47     50     24
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      1      1      1      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      3      5      6      5      4      5      5
DK/NA                 4      5      3      3      3      2      2     13
 
 
11. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              39%     3%    85%    44%    36%    42%    45%    35%
Rubio                52     95      8     44     55     49     49     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      -      1      7      4      3      2      5
DK/NA                 4      2      6      4      4      5      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Sanders              47%    42%    36%    34%    35%    41%    38%    48%
Rubio                42     50     58     56     59     52     55     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      2      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      7      3      2      3      3      2      3      6
DK/NA                 4      6      3      6      3      4      4     10
 
 
12. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              42%     4%    87%    48%    40%    43%    47%    38%
Cruz                 49     94      5     36     51     47     46     51
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      2      1      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      1      1      8      4      3      2      5
DK/NA                 5      1      6      5      4      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Sanders              50%    43%    40%    38%    39%    43%    41%    50%
Cruz                 40     47     53     53     54     50     52     32
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      1      1      1      1      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      2      2      4      3      3      3      5
DK/NA                 3      7      3      5      3      3      3      9
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            33%     3%    84%    26%    28%    38%    39%    30%
Unfavorable          61     96      9     66     66     55     57     63
Hvn't hrd enough      5      1      6      6      5      5      2      7
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      1      2      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Favorable            28%    36%    34%    39%    25%    37%    31%    47%
Unfavorable          61     58     63     59     70     60     65     40
Hvn't hrd enough     11      4      3      1      4      3      3     12
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
14. Is your opinion of Ben Carson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            49%    85%    12%    42%    53%    45%    48%    50%
Unfavorable          30      5     63     32     26     33     41     22
Hvn't hrd enough     21      9     25     26     20     22     10     28
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      1      -      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Favorable            40%    45%    54%    54%    56%    48%    52%    30%
Unfavorable          27     31     32     30     26     35     30     24
Hvn't hrd enough     32     23     14     15     17     17     17     44
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      -      -      1
 
 
15. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            34%    54%     7%    35%    39%    29%    28%    38%
Unfavorable          58     39     87     57     53     64     67     53
Hvn't hrd enough      6      5      5      6      7      6      4      8
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Favorable            31%    34%    36%    33%    41%    31%    36%    19%
Unfavorable          59     57     59     59     51     64     58     66
Hvn't hrd enough      9      7      4      5      6      4      5     12
REFUSED               1      2      1      2      1      2      2      3
 
 
16. Is your opinion of Bernie Sanders favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            40%     9%    80%    44%    41%    39%    49%    34%
Unfavorable          37     68      3     30     39     34     36     37
Hvn't hrd enough     23     23     16     25     19     26     14     29
REFUSED               1      -      -      2      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Favorable            53%    37%    38%    36%    40%    38%    39%    46%
Unfavorable          20     32     46     46     40     37     38     23
Hvn't hrd enough     27     30     16     18     19     25     22     31
REFUSED               -      -      1      -      1      1      1      -
 
 
17. Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            46%    77%    17%    39%    48%    44%    48%    44%
Unfavorable          25      1     53     30     24     26     32     20
Hvn't hrd enough     29     22     29     31     28     29     19     35
REFUSED               1      -      2      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Favorable            27%    44%    53%    55%    50%    46%    48%    35%
Unfavorable          24     26     27     22     22     26     24     28
Hvn't hrd enough     48     29     19     21     28     28     28     34
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      -      1      1      3
 
 
18. Is your opinion of Ted Cruz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            37%    71%     4%    31%    41%    33%    37%    37%
Unfavorable          33      7     65     37     31     35     46     24
Hvn't hrd enough     29     22     30     30     26     32     16     37
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Favorable            21%    35%    45%    44%    44%    36%    40%    22%
Unfavorable          30     31     38     35     31     36     33     32
Hvn't hrd enough     48     32     17     20     24     28     26     46
REFUSED               1      2      -      -      1      -      1      1
 
 
25. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  30%     2%    77%    23%    26%    33%    34%    27%
No                   67     98     17     76     73     62     65     69
DK/NA                 3      1      6      2      1      5      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  24%    33%    31%    35%    22%    32%    27%    42%
No                   72     66     66     61     77     66     71     48
DK/NA                 4      1      3      4      1      2      2     10
 
 
26. Would you say that - Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    57%    10%    37%    41%    32%    32%    40%
No                   57     36     83     59     53     61     64     52
DK/NA                 6      7      7      4      5      7      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  37%    31%    38%    43%    45%    34%    39%    22%
No                   57     64     55     49     50     60     55     71
DK/NA                 6      6      7      8      5      6      6      8
 
 
27. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  56%    34%    83%    61%    60%    53%    69%    48%
No                   30     49      7     27     31     29     22     35
DK/NA                14     18     10     12      9     19      8     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  59%    60%    58%    49%    60%    56%    58%    56%
No                   27     25     31     37     30     27     29     28
DK/NA                14     15     11     14      9     17     13     16
 
 
28. Would you say that - Ben Carson is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  57%    86%    22%    55%    58%    55%    56%    57%
No                   33     10     62     34     32     34     39     29
DK/NA                10      4     16     11     10     11      5     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  46%    54%    63%    60%    62%    58%    60%    40%
No                   39     33     31     31     29     33     31     38
DK/NA                15     13      6      9      9      8      9     22
 
 
29. Would you say that - Marco Rubio is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  58%    83%    37%    50%    61%    55%    62%    55%
No                   28     10     42     36     30     26     28     28
DK/NA                14      7     21     14      9     19     10     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  44%    60%    63%    63%    63%    58%    60%    47%
No                   38     25     28     24     27     24     26     40
DK/NA                18     15     10     13     10     17     14     13
 
 
30. Would you say that - Ted Cruz is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  50%    78%    21%    44%    53%    47%    50%    49%
No                   35     11     59     41     36     34     39     32
DK/NA                15     11     20     15     11     20     10     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  35%    50%    54%    57%    55%    49%    52%    33%
No                   43     34     34     31     34     33     33     48
DK/NA                21     15     12     12     11     18     15     19
 
 
31. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  51%    23%    93%    49%    47%    55%    60%    46%
No                   47     76      5     49     52     43     39     52
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  58%    53%    50%    50%    44%    55%    49%    65%
No                   41     46     49     48     55     44     49     29
DK/NA                 1      2      1      2      1      1      1      6
 
 
32. Would you say that - Donald Trump has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  58%    75%    31%    63%    64%    53%    58%    59%
No                   39     23     64     35     35     44     41     39
DK/NA                 2      1      4      2      2      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  55%    60%    63%    51%    66%    55%    60%    44%
No                   41     39     36     46     32     43     38     55
DK/NA                 4      1      1      3      2      2      2      2
 
 
33. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  45%    21%    71%    53%    46%    45%    52%    41%
No                   43     68     19     36     44     41     42     43
DK/NA                12     12     10     11      9     14      6     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  61%    41%    44%    37%    45%    45%    45%    51%
No                   30     45     46     51     45     41     43     35
DK/NA                 9     14     10     12      9     14     12     14
 
 
34. Would you say that - Ben Carson has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  45%    69%    15%    45%    47%    44%    44%    46%
No                   44     24     73     45     45     44     50     41
DK/NA                10      7     12     10      8     12      7     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  45%    40%    48%    45%    50%    45%    47%    37%
No                   45     47     43     46     42     45     44     53
DK/NA                10     13     10      9      8     10      9     11
 
 
35. Would you say that - Marco Rubio has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  56%    82%    35%    47%    57%    55%    57%    55%
No                   30     10     45     40     34     26     30     31
DK/NA                14      8     21     13      9     19     13     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  46%    56%    59%    60%    58%    58%    58%    46%
No                   40     29     27     28     32     24     28     44
DK/NA                14     15     14     12      9     19     14     10
 
 
36. Would you say that - Ted Cruz has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  52%    82%    23%    43%    54%    49%    50%    53%
No                   35      9     58     44     38     33     39     33
DK/NA                13      8     19     13      8     18     10     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  38%    55%    57%    53%    56%    52%    54%    39%
No                   45     33     33     33     36     31     33     48
DK/NA                17     12     10     14      8     17     13     12
 
 
37. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  38%     8%    87%    33%    34%    42%    41%    36%
No                   60     92     10     65     65     56     57     62
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  44%    39%    36%    38%    29%    40%    35%    60%
No                   53     59     63     60     69     59     64     34
DK/NA                 3      2      1      2      2      1      1      5
 
 
38. Would you say that - Donald Trump cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    62%    10%    33%    40%    34%    33%    40%
No                   58     34     85     63     55     61     64     54
DK/NA                 5      4      6      4      5      5      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  36%    34%    41%    39%    44%    38%    41%    24%
No                   60     61     55     53     51     58     55     71
DK/NA                 5      5      4      7      5      4      5      5
 
 
39. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  49%    20%    80%    58%    52%    47%    60%    43%
No                   39     68      8     33     38     40     35     42
DK/NA                12     13     11     10     10     14      6     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  65%    51%    43%    42%    51%    48%    49%    60%
No                   20     37     46     50     41     39     40     23
DK/NA                15     12     11      8      8     13     11     17
 
 
40. Would you say that - Ben Carson cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  56%    88%    16%    54%    57%    54%    56%    56%
No                   34      6     69     36     34     34     39     31
DK/NA                10      6     15     10      9     12      5     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  50%    53%    59%    58%    61%    58%    59%    41%
No                   36     36     33     34     31     32     31     45
DK/NA                14     11      9      8      8     11      9     14
 
 
41. Would you say that - Marco Rubio cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  54%    83%    21%    53%    58%    51%    55%    54%
No                   32      8     59     35     33     31     36     30
DK/NA                13      9     19     12      9     18      9     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  48%    51%    60%    58%    61%    55%    58%    45%
No                   36     33     30     30     30     29     30     43
DK/NA                16     16     10     12      9     16     13     13
 
 
42. Would you say that - Ted Cruz cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  45%    78%    10%    40%    49%    41%    43%    46%
No                   41     10     72     48     41     40     47     37
DK/NA                14     12     18     12     10     18     10     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  33%    45%    51%    49%    51%    43%    47%    34%
No                   48     37     39     39     39     39     39     55
DK/NA                19     17     10     12      9     18     14     11
 
 
43. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  56%    29%    95%    56%    53%    58%    66%    49%
No                   43     71      3     44     46     40     34     49
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      -      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  62%    62%    53%    49%    50%    58%    54%    73%
No                   37     37     45     49     50     41     45     21
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      -      1      1      6
 
 
44. Would you say that - Donald Trump has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  35%    57%     8%    33%    39%    31%    33%    37%
No                   62     39     88     64     57     66     66     59
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      4      3      1      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  33%    34%    36%    34%    41%    32%    36%    23%
No                   64     62     62     62     55     66     61     72
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      4      2      3      5
 
 
45. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    17%    69%    50%    45%    41%    50%    39%
No                   46     67     19     44     47     44     45     46
DK/NA                11     15     12      6      8     15      5     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  60%    42%    39%    36%    44%    41%    42%    51%
No                   29     43     53     55     48     46     47     37
DK/NA                11     15      8      9      8     13     11     12
 
 
46. Would you say that - Ben Carson has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    56%    11%    35%    40%    33%    33%    39%
No                   54     37     79     55     52     55     63     48
DK/NA                10      7     10     10      8     11      5     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  37%    33%    35%    37%    41%    34%    37%    29%
No                   51     54     57     57     51     57     54     60
DK/NA                11     13      8      6      8      9      9     11
 
 
47. Would you say that - Marco Rubio has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  50%    74%    28%    45%    53%    48%    55%    48%
No                   35     14     56     42     37     34     36     35
DK/NA                14     12     16     13     10     19      9     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  47%    48%    53%    53%    56%    51%    53%    37%
No                   36     34     35     39     34     32     33     51
DK/NA                16     18     12      9     10     17     14     12
 
 
48. Would you say that - Ted Cruz has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  50%    76%    25%    44%    53%    46%    51%    49%
No                   38     12     62     45     39     37     42     36
DK/NA                12     12     14     10      7     17      7     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  40%    53%    55%    47%    55%    48%    51%    39%
No                   42     35     37     43     37     36     37     50
DK/NA                18     13      7     10      8     16     12     10
 
 
49. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton shares your values or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%     2%    86%    29%    30%    38%    40%    30%
No                   62     97     10     67     67     58     58     66
DK/NA                 4      1      4      4      3      5      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  34%    34%    34%    37%    26%    35%    31%    52%
No                   60     62     63     60     72     62     67     39
DK/NA                 6      4      3      3      2      3      3      9
 
 
50. Would you say that - Donald Trump shares your values or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%    59%     6%    31%    39%    29%    27%    38%
No                   60     36     89     63     55     66     69     54
DK/NA                 6      5      5      6      7      5      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  33%    34%    33%    37%    42%    31%    37%    19%
No                   59     59     63     57     52     65     59     71
DK/NA                 8      7      4      6      6      3      4     10
 
 
51. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders shares your values or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  41%     9%    78%    48%    40%    42%    50%    36%
No                   47     79     11     39     52     41     43     49
DK/NA                12     12     11     13      8     16      7     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  54%    37%    40%    36%    40%    42%    41%    50%
No                   32     46     52     53     52     44     48     35
DK/NA                14     17      8     10      8     15     11     15
 
 
52. Would you say that - Ben Carson shares your values or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  51%    86%    13%    47%    53%    49%    50%    52%
No                   39      9     76     42     39     40     46     35
DK/NA                10      5     11     11      8     11      4     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  42%    49%    54%    56%    56%    52%    54%    33%
No                   42     40     39     39     36     39     38     48
DK/NA                15     11      8      5      8      9      8     18
 
 
53. Would you say that - Marco Rubio shares your values or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  46%    82%    12%    38%    48%    44%    47%    45%
No                   39      6     69     47     42     35     42     36
DK/NA                15     12     19     15     10     21     10     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  37%    39%    52%    55%    52%    45%    48%    41%
No                   44     42     37     33     39     35     37     44
DK/NA                19     18     10     13     10     20     15     15
 
 
54. Would you say that - Ted Cruz shares your values or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    79%     8%    35%    47%    40%    41%    45%
No                   42     11     75     50     43     42     52     36
DK/NA                14      9     18     15     10     18      7     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  31%    41%    50%    47%    49%    41%    45%    32%
No                   50     42     41     40     42     42     42     48
DK/NA                19     17      8     13      9     17     13     19
 
 
55. (If Registered Republican) Thinking about the Republican nominee for president in 2016, which of the following is most important to you: Someone who shares your values, cares about the needs and problems of people like you, has strong leadership qualities, is honest and trustworthy, has the right kind of experience, or has the best chance of winning?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS..............................
                                   Wht    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    BrnAgn CONSERVATIVE  Mod/
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom
 
Shares values        27%    28%    33%    30%    30%    19%    28%    26%
Cares needs/problems  7      7      7      7      7      8      6      8
Strong leadership    22     18     17     19     24     25     24     19
Honest/trustworthy   24     28     23     22     21     28     19     29
Right experience      4      3      5      3      2      8      5      4
Best chance/winning  14     15     13     16     16      9     16     13
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      -      3      1      3
 
 
56. (If Registered Democrat) Thinking about the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, which of the following is most important to you: Someone who shares your values, cares about the needs and problems of people like you, has strong leadership qualities, is honest and trustworthy, has the right kind of experience, or has the best chance of winning?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Shares values        16%    21%    14%    12%    18%    14%
Cares needs/problems 27     31     32     21     27     27
Strong leadership    14     13     13     14     13     14
Honest/trustworthy   20     12     18     28     21     19
Right experience     13     10     13     15     12     14
Best chance/winning   8     11      9      6      6      9
DK/NA                 2      -      2      3      3      1
 
 
57. (If Registered Republican) As you may know, Fox Business News held a debate among the Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday, November 10th. Which of the following statements best describes you: I watched or listened to all or most of the debate; I did not watch or listen to the debate, but I paid close attention to news stories about it afterwards; I did not watch or listen to the debate or pay close attention to news stories about it?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS...............................
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Watched/listened     49%    52%     -     37%    46%    51%    52%    46%
Paid attn to news    32     30     40     39     33     31     34     31
Did not watch/listen 
 or pay close attn   19     18     60     23     20     18     14     22
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Watched/listened     41%    39%    53%    60%    49%    51%    50%    57%
Paid attn to news    28     40     32     28     30     31     30     39
Did not watch/listen
 or pay close attn   31     22     15     11     21     18     20      4
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
 
58. (If watched/listened to debate q57) Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you think did the best job in Tuesday night's debate: Bush, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina, Kasich, Paul, Rubio, or Trump?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS........
                     WATCHED/LISTENED TO DEBATE Q57
                     
Bush                  2%
Carson                9
Cruz                 21
Fiorina               8
Kasich                -
Paul                  5
Rubio                46
Trump                 6
DK/NA                 2
 
 
59. (If watched/listened to debate q57) And which of those candidates do you think did the worst job in the debate?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS........
                     WATCHED/LISTENED TO DEBATE Q57
                     
Bush                 15%
Carson                6
Cruz                  1
Fiorina               2
Kasich               54
Paul                  9
Rubio                 2
Trump                 8
DK/NA                 3
 
 

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