October 13, 2015 - Trump Is Tops As Clinton Drops In Connecticut Primaries, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Biden Is Top Vote-Getter In General Election Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Donald Trump tops the pack today in a Republican presidential primary in Connecticut with 34 percent, his highest score in any Quinnipiac University state poll so far, but he trails leading Democratic contenders in general election matchups.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads the race for the Democratic nomination with 37 percent, down from 53 percent in a March 12 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has 25 percent, with 18 percent for Vice President Joseph Biden and 12 percent undecided.

Clinton tops the "no way" list as 16 percent of Democrats say they would "definitely not" vote for her.

Dr. Ben Carson gets 14 percent of Republican primary votes in Connecticut, with 11 percent for Carly Fiorina, 7 percent for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and 6 percent each for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. No other candidate tops 4 percent, with 9 percent undecided.

Trump tops the GOP "no way" list as 25 percent say they would "definitely not" vote for him, followed by Bush with 22 percent who would not support him.

"Connecticut Republicans apparently want an outsider, as Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina lead the field and get a combined total of 59 percent of the Republican primary vote. Establishment candidates such as Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are in single digits," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"Secretary Hillary Clinton does especially well among Democratic women, ahead of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders by about 2-1. Sanders leads Clinton slightly among very liberal Democrats."

Vice President Biden runs best against top Republican contenders in general election matchups in Connecticut:
  • 51 - 39 percent over Carson;
  • 53 - 36 percent over Fiorina:
  • 55 - 37 percent over Trump.
Clinton gets 44 percent to Carson's 42 percent. She leads Fiorina 45 - 40 percent and tops Trump 47 - 40 percent.

Sanders gets 44 percent to Carson's 41 percent. He leads Fiorina 44 - 39 percent and beats Trump 49 - 40 percent.

Connecticut voters give Biden the best favorability rating of any presidential contender, 56 - 29 percent. Jeb Bush gets a negative 33 - 51 percent, among the worst scores. Favorability ratings for candidates are:
  • Clinton: Negative 42 - 51 percent;
  • Trump: Negative 37 - 56 percent;
  • Carson: 39 - 26 percent;
  • Sanders: 39 - 25 percent;
  • Fiorina: 33 - 25 percent.
"A Trump-Clinton matchup would be a battle of two negatively viewed candidates. Clinton would come out ahead but Trump is within single digits - 7 points," Dr. Schwartz said.

"Biden is clearly a stronger general election candidate than Clinton. He would easily defeat Trump by double digits - 18 points. Clinton is in a close race with both Carson and Fiorina, while Biden would defeat both of them handily." President Obama's Approval

Connecticut voters give President Barack Obama a divided 48 - 49 percent approval rating, virtually unchanged from Quinnipiac University surveys over the last 18 months.

Voters oppose the nuclear deal with Iran 59 - 28 percent and say 59 - 30 percent that it will make the world less safe.

From October 7 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,735 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. The survey includes 464 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points and 610 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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

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1. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and 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, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS......................................
                                   POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    CONSERVATIVE  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Party  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Bush                  6%     2%     1%     5%    11%     9%     3%     6%     6%
Carson               14     18     18     17      7     14     15     14     14
Christie              4      -      2      3      5      3      5      6      2
Cruz                  6     16     15      4      1      7      4      9      3
Fiorina              11      4     12     14      8     11     11     12     10
Gilmore               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Graham                -      -      -      -      1      -      -      1      -
Huckabee              -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Jindal                -      -      -      -      1      -      1      1      -
Kasich                4      -      3      4      5      3      5      5      3
Pataki                1      -      -      1      1      -      2      1      1
Paul                  1      -      1      -      2      2      -      1      2
Rubio                 7      4      8      8      6      6      8      8      6
Santorum              -      -      -      -      1      1      -      -      1
Trump                34     48     34     32     38     34     34     28     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      -      3      2      -      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      -      1      -      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 9      7      5      9     10      7     11      7     10
 
 
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......................................
                                   POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            Tea    CONSERVATIVE  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Party  Very   Smwht  Lib    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Bush                 22%    40%    28%    18%    20%    26%    17%    19%    24%
Carson                7      1      3      4     12     10      4      7      8
Christie             12     13      7     11     16     12     12     15     10
Cruz                  8      3      4      4     13      6     11     10      6
Fiorina               9      4      6      4     13      9      8      9      9
Gilmore               9      9     10      8      7      9      9      9      9
Graham               11     17     17      5      9      9     13     12     10
Huckabee             11     12     11      9     12     13      9     12     10
Jindal                9      4      9      7      8      9      8      9      8
Kasich                7     13     10      4      6      7      8      7      8
Pataki               13     18     19     10      8     14     11     16     10
Paul                 16     16     22     10     15     14     18     20     13
Rubio                 6      3      5      6      5      8      3      5      6
Santorum             10     11      8      7     12     10     11     11     10
Trump                25     10     17     26     28     24     25     31     20
No/No one            29     31     32     32     24     29     29     27     30
DK/NA                 8      5      5      8      7      7      8      2     12
 
 
3. (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Larry Lessig, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Jim Webb, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                18%     9%    17%    23%    21%    16%    21%    16%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      1      -      -      -
Clinton              37     37     42     36     28     43     39     36
Lessig                -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
O'Malley              -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Sanders              25     44     32     13     30     21     25     24
Webb                  -      -      -      1      -      -      -      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      2      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      3      1      8      8      4      3      8
DK/NA                12      7      8     16     10     14      9     15
 
                     WITHOUT BIDEN........................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Chafee                -      -      -      -      1      -      -      -
Clinton              47     40     49     48     39     52     50     44
Lessig                -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
O'Malley              -      -      -      1      1      -      1      -
Sanders              29     47     38     17     35     24     31     26
Webb                  1      -      -      1      1      -      -      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      3      2      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      4      1      8      9      4      4      8
DK/NA                16      8     11     21     13     17     11     19
Recalculated matchup includes the second choice of Biden voters
 
 
4. (If Registered Democrat) Are there any of these candidates you would definitely not support for the Democratic nomination for president: Biden, Chafee, Clinton, Lessig, O'Malley, Sanders, or Webb? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                 9%     6%     4%    12%    10%     8%     5%    11%
Chafee               12      8     12     14     14     11     13     12
Clinton              16      6      6     25     22     12      9     21
Lessig               10      6      9     12     11      9     12      8
O'Malley             13      8     10     17     13     13     13     13
Sanders              12      2     12     16     13     11     13     11
Webb                 12     10     12     13     14     11     12     12
No/No one            46     66     47     38     43     48     55     39
DK/NA                15     12     17     14     11     18     10     19
 
 
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              44%     6%    87%    38%    37%    51%    48%    42%
Carson               42     88      6     41     49     36     43     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      3      3      1      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      3      1      7      7      3      3      6
DK/NA                 7      3      4     10      4     10      4      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              50%    47%    44%    40%    34%    45%    40%    61%
Carson               37     37     47     46     54     41     47     22
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       5      2      1      2      3      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      7      6      3      4      6      3      4      8
DK/NA                 1      9      5      8      3      9      6      7
 
 
6. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Carly Fiorina the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Clinton              45%     4%    90%    38%    39%    51%    48%    44%
Fiorina              40     88      4     39     45     36     43     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      1      4      3      1      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      6      2      9      9      4      4      8
DK/NA                 6      2      3     11      4      8      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              55%    46%    45%    39%    36%    45%    41%    65%
Fiorina              32     37     43     45     49     42     45     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       6      2      1      2      3      2      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      7      5      7      8      4      6      8
DK/NA                 3      7      6      7      4      8      6      6
 
 
7. 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              47%     7%    88%    43%    39%    54%    53%    43%
Trump                40     85      5     40     49     33     36     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      2      2      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      4      1      8      7      5      6      5
DK/NA                 5      3      3      7      3      7      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Clinton              56%    50%    45%    42%    36%    47%    42%    69%
Trump                31     40     44     43     53     40     46     18
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      1      1      2      2      2      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      8      6      4      6      6      4      5      7
DK/NA                 1      4      6      7      3      7      5      4
 
 
8. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Ben Carson the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                51%    10%    90%    48%    44%    56%    55%    48%
Carson               39     85      6     34     46     33     39     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      1      7      6      3      2      6
DK/NA                 5      2      3      8      3      8      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Biden                54%    50%    50%    50%    43%    50%    47%    66%
Carson               37     37     41     39     49     40     44     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      6      2      4      5      3      4      7
DK/NA                 1      7      5      6      2      7      4      8
 
 
9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Carly Fiorina the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                53%    12%    92%    50%    48%    57%    57%    51%
Fiorina              36     83      5     31     40     31     37     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      3      1      8      7      3      3      6
DK/NA                 6      2      2     10      3      8      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Biden                65%    53%    50%    48%    46%    51%    49%    71%
Fiorina              27     32     39     40     44     38     40     16
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      7      4      5      6      3      4      7
DK/NA                 2      7      6      7      3      7      5      6
 
 
10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                55%    13%    92%    54%    47%    61%    62%    50%
Trump                37     83      5     34     45     31     31     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      -      6      5      2      3      4
DK/NA                 4      2      2      5      2      6      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Biden                63%    55%    52%    52%    44%    55%    50%    75%
Trump                27     38     40     39     49     37     43     15
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      9      3      2      3      3      2      3      7
DK/NA                 1      4      4      6      2      5      4      4
 
 
11. 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              44%     9%    80%    41%    43%    46%    48%    42%
Carson               41     85      9     39     46     36     42     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      2      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      3      4      7      6      5      3      7
DK/NA                 8      4      6     11      4     12      5     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Sanders              63%    43%    44%    37%    40%    41%    41%    60%
Carson               29     39     45     45     49     42     46     22
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      7      5      6      6      4      5      8
DK/NA                 4     10      6     11      3     11      8     11
 
 
12. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Carly Fiorina the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              44%     7%    78%    43%    43%    45%    46%    43%
Fiorina              39     86      7     37     43     36     43     37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      2      2      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      3      4      8      7      5      4      8
DK/NA                10      4      9     11      5     14      6     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Sanders              63%    41%    43%    38%    40%    42%    41%    58%
Fiorina              29     38     43     44     47     41     44     21
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      2      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      8      5      7      7      4      5      8
DK/NA                 5     12      8     10      4     13      9     13
 
 
13. 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              49%    12%    83%    47%    45%    53%    55%    45%
Trump                40     82      8     39     47     33     35     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      2      1      1      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      3      3      7      5      5      5      5
DK/NA                 5      3      4      6      1      8      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Sanders              67%    48%    47%    42%    41%    47%    44%    69%
Trump                23     40     44     44     51     40     45     18
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      4      4      6      5      4      5      6
DK/NA                 1      6      5      6      2      7      4      6
 
 
Q14-35. Summary Table - Is your opinion of [Candidate] favorable, unfavorable or haven't 
you heard enough about him/her? Table ranked by net favorability (Favorable - 
Unfavorable).
                     REGISTERED VOTERS.................
                                   Hvn't               
                     Fav    Unfav  hrdEn  REF    NetFav
 
Biden                56     29     12      2     27
Sanders              39     25     36      1     14
Carson               39     26     33      1     13
Fiorina              33     25     41      1      8
Kasich               22     15     62      1      7
Rubio                33     32     35      1      1
Webb                  6     10     83      1     -4
O'Malley              8     14     76      2     -6
Lessig                2      9     88      1     -7
Gilmore               3     11     85      1     -8
Chafee                5     14     80      1     -9
Clinton              42     51      5      2     -9
Christie             37     46     15      2     -9
Jindal               17     31     52      1     -14
Pataki               13     28     57      2     -15
Bush                 33     51     15      1     -18
Cruz                 23     42     35      1     -19
Trump                37     56      5      2     -19
Huckabee             23     48     27      2     -25
Paul                 20     47     32      1     -27
Santorum             16     44     39      1     -28
Graham                9     38     52      1     -29
 
 
                     REPUBLICANS........................
                                   Hvn't
                     Fav    Unfav  hrdEn  REF    NetFav
 
Carson               70     10     19      -     60
Rubio                67     10     22      -     57
Fiorina              62      9     28      1     53
Trump                70     23      5      2     47
Christie             59     30     10      -     29
Cruz                 52     24     24      1     28
Kasich               31     17     51      1     14
Huckabee             46     33     21      -     13
Jindal               31     20     49      -     11
Bush                 50     40      9      1     10
Santorum             35     32     34      -      3
Paul                 31     46     22      2     -15
Pataki               16     31     51      1     -15
Gilmore               2     19     78      1     -17
Graham               16     36     47      -     -20
 
 
                     DEMOCRATS.........................
                                   Hvn't
                     Fav    Unfav  hrdEn  REF    NetFav
 
Biden                86      5      9      1     81
Clinton              84     11      4      2     73
Sanders              59      7     33      1     52
O'Malley             14      9     76      1      5
Webb                  8     11     79      1     -3
Chafee                9     13     77      1     -4
Lessig                3      9     88      -     -6   
 
 
14. 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            42%     5%    84%    34%    31%    51%    46%    39%
Unfavorable          51     94     11     55     63     41     50     52
Hvn't hrd enough      5      1      4      8      4      5      3      6
REFUSED               2      -      2      3      1      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            41%    46%    41%    39%    29%    45%    38%    59%
Unfavorable          53     48     52     56     68     49     57     28
Hvn't hrd enough      2      5      6      3      3      3      3     11
REFUSED               4      1      1      3      1      3      2      3
 
 
15. 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            39%    70%    13%    40%    44%    35%    42%    38%
Unfavorable          26     10     49     22     27     26     33     22
Hvn't hrd enough     33     19     36     36     28     37     24     38
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            31%    34%    45%    45%    47%    39%    43%    26%
Unfavorable          26     27     28     25     26     25     26     30
Hvn't hrd enough     42     38     26     28     27     33     30     42
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      2      1      1
 
 
16. 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            37%    70%    12%    37%    42%    33%    30%    42%
Unfavorable          56     23     82     55     50     60     65     49
Hvn't hrd enough      5      5      4      6      6      4      3      7
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            22%    36%    44%    40%    45%    39%    42%    21%
Unfavorable          74     57     49     50     48     55     52     71
Hvn't hrd enough      3      6      5      7      6      4      5      6
REFUSED               2      1      2      3      1      3      2      2
 
 
17. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            56%    27%    86%    55%    52%    61%    61%    54%
Unfavorable          29     61      5     28     36     24     29     29
Hvn't hrd enough     12     11      9     12     10     14      7     15
REFUSED               2      1      1      4      3      2      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            55%    57%    56%    58%    49%    55%    53%    73%
Unfavorable          26     29     31     29     38     29     33     15
Hvn't hrd enough     15     13     10     11     11     14     12     10
REFUSED               4      2      3      2      2      2      2      3
 
 
18. 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            39%    17%    59%    37%    42%    36%    47%    34%
Unfavorable          25     53      7     22     30     20     27     23
Hvn't hrd enough     36     29     33     40     27     43     26     42
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            53%    39%    36%    34%    41%    37%    39%    40%
Unfavorable          13     20     32     30     35     23     28     10
Hvn't hrd enough     34     41     32     34     23     39     32     50
REFUSED               -      -      -      2      1      1      1      -
 
 
19. Is your opinion of Carly Fiorina favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            33%    62%    14%    29%    35%    31%    38%    29%
Unfavorable          25      9     42     24     25     26     32     21
Hvn't hrd enough     41     28     43     45     39     42     29     48
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            14%    30%    38%    41%    38%    34%    36%    21%
Unfavorable          24     23     28     25     27     27     27     20
Hvn't hrd enough     61     46     32     33     35     38     36     57
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
 
20. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            33%    50%    22%    32%    35%    31%    37%    30%
Unfavorable          51     40     65     50     54     49     53     50
Hvn't hrd enough     15      9     12     18     10     20      9     19
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
21. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Chris Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            37%    59%    20%    37%    41%    35%    38%    36%
Unfavorable          46     30     63     43     47     45     53     41
Hvn't hrd enough     15     10     14     18     10     18      7     20
REFUSED               2      -      3      2      2      2      1      3
 
 
22. (Split Sample) 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            23%    52%     4%    20%    28%    18%    23%    23%
Unfavorable          42     24     64     39     47     38     52     35
Hvn't hrd enough     35     24     31     40     25     43     25     41
REFUSED               1      1      -      -      -      1      1      1
 
 
23. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Jim Gilmore favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             3%     2%     3%     2%     4%     2%     2%     4%
Unfavorable          11     19     13      5     13      9     10     12
Hvn't hrd enough     85     78     83     92     83     88     87     84
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      1      1      1      -
 
 
24. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Lindsey Graham favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             9%    16%     5%     8%     8%     9%    10%     8%
Unfavorable          38     36     50     33     44     33     48     31
Hvn't hrd enough     52     47     45     58     47     57     41     60
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
25. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Mike Huckabee favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            23%    46%     9%    22%    23%    23%    24%    23%
Unfavorable          48     33     66     45     55     42     57     43
Hvn't hrd enough     27     21     25     31     20     33     19     32
REFUSED               2      -      -      2      2      2      -      2
 
 
26. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Bobby Jindal favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            17%    31%     6%    14%    24%    11%    20%    15%
Unfavorable          31     20     52     26     33     29     39     26
Hvn't hrd enough     52     49     42     59     43     59     41     58
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
 
27. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            22%    31%    16%    23%    27%    18%    26%    20%
Unfavorable          15     17     17     10     19     11     17     13
Hvn't hrd enough     62     51     66     66     53     69     56     65
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      2      1      2
 
 
28. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of George Pataki favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            13%    16%    15%    10%    18%     9%    15%    12%
Unfavorable          28     31     29     23     35     21     32     25
Hvn't hrd enough     57     51     55     64     45     67     52     60
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      2      2      1      2
 
 
29. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Rand Paul favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            20%    31%     5%    23%    28%    13%    19%    21%
Unfavorable          47     46     64     40     47     46     56     41
Hvn't hrd enough     32     22     31     36     24     40     24     38
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
30. (Split Sample) 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            33%    67%     9%    31%    40%    26%    38%    29%
Unfavorable          32     10     54     31     34     30     39     27
Hvn't hrd enough     35     22     37     38     26     43     23     43
REFUSED               1      -      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
 
31. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Rick Santorum favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            16%    35%     6%    15%    22%    12%    18%    15%
Unfavorable          44     32     58     41     52     37     52     39
Hvn't hrd enough     39     34     35     43     25     49     28     45
REFUSED               1      -      1      -      1      1      1      1
 
 
32. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Lincoln Chafee favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             5%     2%     9%     4%     5%     4%     8%     3%
Unfavorable          14     22     13     10     21      9     18     12
Hvn't hrd enough     80     77     77     85     74     86     74     84
REFUSED               1      -      1      -      -      1      1      1
 
 
33. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Larry Lessig favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             2%     1%     3%     2%     3%     1%     2%     2%
Unfavorable           9     16      9      6     12      7      9     10
Hvn't hrd enough     88     83     88     91     85     91     89     87
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      1      1      1
 
 
34. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Martin O'Malley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             8%     3%    14%     7%    11%     6%     9%     7%
Unfavorable          14     27      9      9     21      8     14     14
Hvn't hrd enough     76     68     76     83     68     84     76     77
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      1      2      1      2
 
 
35. (Split Sample) Is your opinion of Jim Webb favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             6%     5%     8%     6%     9%     4%    10%     4%
Unfavorable          10     15     11      6     14      6     12      9
Hvn't hrd enough     83     79     79     87     76     88     77     86
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      2      1      1
 
 
45. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              48%     5%    89%    44%    43%    51%    51%    46%
Disapprove           49     94      9     51     53     44     47     50
DK/NA                 4      1      3      6      3      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              63%    51%    44%    38%    37%    44%    41%    74%
Disapprove           35     45     52     58     60     52     56     22
DK/NA                 1      4      4      4      3      4      3      4
 
 
69. (If Registered Democrat) Which Democratic candidate for President would do the best job reducing economic inequality in the country Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or Joe Biden?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              39%    63%    45%    27%    51%    32%    47%    33%
Clinton              34     23     39     37     25     40     30     37
Biden                17     11     10     22     15     18     15     18
DK/NA                10      3      6     14     10     10      8     12
 
 
70. Do you support or oppose the nuclear deal with Iran?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              28%     6%    53%    24%    33%    23%    38%    22%
Oppose               59     88     31     63     59     59     54     63
DK/NA                13      6     17     13      8     17      8     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              37%    25%    27%    28%    31%    24%    27%    32%
Oppose               49     60     62     61     63     61     62     50
DK/NA                14     15     11     10      6     15     11     19
 
 
71. Do you think the nuclear deal with Iran would make the world safer or less safe?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Safer                30%     6%    57%    25%    33%    28%    38%    25%
Less safe            59     89     28     64     60     59     53     63
DK/NA                11      5     15     10      7     13      9     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Safer                48%    26%    28%    27%    31%    27%    29%    36%
Less safe            43     61     63     63     63     61     62     48
DK/NA                 9     13      8     10      6     12      9     16
 

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