CT Statewide

 

AREA

N= 500 100%

Fairfield/Litchfield ........................... 1 ( 1/ 46) 152 30%

Hartford ....................................... 2 125 25%

New Haven ...................................... 3 115 23%

East ........................................... 4 108 22%

 

 

START

Hello, my name is __________ and I am conducting a survey for Suffolk

University and I would like to get your opinions on some political questions.

Would you be willing to spend five minutes answering some questions?

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 48) 500 100%

 

 

GENDER

Gender

N= 500 100%

Male ........................................... 1 ( 1/ 49) 241 48%

Female ......................................... 2 259 52%

 

 

S1

Thank You.

S1. Are you currently registered to vote?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 50) 500 100%

NO/DK/RF ....................................... 2 0 0%

 

 

S2. Are you enrolled as a Democrat, Republican, or Independent Non-partisan/

Other?

N= 500 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 53) 186 37%

Republican ..................................... 2 105 21%

Independent/Non-Partisan........................ 3 209 42%

 

S3. How likely are you to vote in the upcoming election for Governor and U.S.

Senate - would you say you are almost certain to vote, will you probably vote,

are the chances 50-50, or that it is not likely you will vote in the general?

N= 500 100%

Almost certain ................................. 1 ( 1/ 54) 460 92%

Probably vote .................................. 2 40 8%

50-50 .......................................... 3 0 0%

Probably not ................................... 4 0 0%

Definitely not ................................. 5 0 0%

Don't know ..................................... 6 0 0%

 

 

S4. What is your age category?

N= 500 100%

18-24 yrs ...................................... 1 ( 1/ 57) 4 1%

25-34 yrs ...................................... 2 18 4%

35-44 yrs ...................................... 3 53 11%

45-54 yrs ...................................... 4 114 23%

55-64 yrs ...................................... 5 151 30%

65-74 yrs ...................................... 6 80 16%

75+ yrs ........................................ 7 76 15%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 8 4 1%

 

 

S5. For statistical purposes only, can you please tell me what your ethnic

background / ancestry is?

N= 500 100%

White/Caucasian ................................ 1 ( 1/ 58) 436 87%

Black/African-American ......................... 2 24 5%

American Indian and Alaska Native .............. 3 4 1%

Asian .......................................... 4 2 0%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander ..... 5 2 0%

Hispanic/Latino ................................ 6 8 2%

Other (DO NOT READ) ............................ 7 20 4%

Don't know (DO NOT READ) ....................... 8 4 1%

 

 

 

 

PRE1

Great, I am going to read you a list of individuals in state and local

politics. For each, please tell me if your opinion of them is generally

favorable or generally unfavorable. If you are undecided or if you have never

heard of someone, just tell me that. First take Barack Obama.

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 59) 500 100%

 

 

Q1. Is your opinion of Barack Obama generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 60) 4 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 269 54%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 199 40%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 28 6%

 

 

Q2. Is your opinion of Tom Foley generally favorable or generally unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 61) 11 2%

Favorable ...................................... 2 159 32%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 179 36%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 151 30%

 

 

Q3. Is your opinion of Dan Malloy generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 62) 14 3%

Favorable ...................................... 2 204 41%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 146 29%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 136 27%

 

 

Q4. Is your opinion of Linda McMahon generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 63) 3 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 165 33%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 261 52%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 71 14%

 

 

Q5. Is your opinion of Richard Blumenthal generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 64) 2 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 280 56%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 169 34%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 49 10%

 

 

Q6. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 65) 3 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 325 65%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 131 26%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 41 8%

 

 

The following are questions about Connecticut politicians and issues:

 

Q7. Do you think Connecticut is heading in the right direction or is on the

wrong track?

N= 500 100%

Right direction ................................ 1 ( 1/ 66) 131 26%

Wrong track .................................... 2 265 53%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 104 21%

 

 

Q8. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as

President?

N= 500 100%

Approve ........................................ 1 ( 1/ 67) 230 46%

Disapprove ..................................... 2 210 42%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 60 12%

 

 

 

Q9. Is the recession over in Connecticut?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 68) 40 8%

No ............................................. 2 436 87%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 24 5%

 

 

Q10. Do believe that the jobs situation will improve in the next six months?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 69) 171 34%

No ............................................. 2 292 58%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 37 7%

 

 

Q11. Do you believe that the federal stimulus plan has been effective in

Connecticut?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 70) 156 31%

No ............................................. 2 284 57%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 60 12%

 

 

Q12. In the race for U.S. Senate your ballot lists four candidates in the

following order: Republican Linda McMahon {mick-MAN}, Democrat Richard

Blumenthal {BLUE-men-thol}, Connecticut for Lieberman Candidate John Mertens {

MER-tins}, Working Families Candidate Richard Blumenthal or Independent Warren

Mosler {MOSE-ler}, for whom will you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at

this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean McMahon - Republican ................. 1 ( 1/ 71) 160 32%

Vote/Lean Blumenthal - Democrat ................ 2 257 51%

Vote/Lean Mertens- Connecticut for Lieberman ... 3 3 1%

Vote/Lean Mosler - Independent ................. 4 5 1%

Vote/Lean Blumenthal - Working Families ........ 5 13 3%

Undecided ...................................... 6 62 12%

 

 

Q13. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you prefer

Republican McMahon, Democrat Blumenthal, Connecticut for Lieberman Candidate

Mertens, Working Families Candidate Blumenthal, or Independent Mosler?

N= 62 100%

Vote/Lean McMahon - Republican ................. 1 ( 1/ 72) 33 53%

Vote/Lean Blumenthal - Democrat ................ 2 13 21%

Vote/Lean Mertens- Connecticut for Lieberman ... 3 4 6%

Vote/Lean Mosler - Independent ................. 4 4 6%

Vote/Lean Blumenthal - Working Families ........ 5 0 0%

Undecided ...................................... 6 8 13%

 

 

 

Q12/13 COMBINED With Blumenthal Democrat/Working Families Combined

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean McMahon - Republican ................. 1 ( 1/ 71) 193 39%

Vote/Lean Blumenthal – Democrat/Working Families 2 283 57%

Vote/Lean Mertens- Connecticut for Lieberman ... 3 7 1%

Vote/Lean Mosler - Independent ................. 4 9 2%

Undecided ...................................... 6 8 2%

 

 

 

Q14. Which candidate has run a more negative campaign? Linda McMahon or

Richard Blumenthal?

N= 500 100%

McMahon ........................................ 1 ( 1/ 73) 311 62%

Blumenthal ..................................... 2 101 20%

Undecided ...................................... 3 88 18%

 

 

Q15. Linda McMahon has released an ad stating that Richard Blumenthal lied

about serving in Vietnam. Does this make you more likely to vote for Linda

McMahon, Richard Blumenthal or one of the other candidates for US Senate?

N= 500 100%

McMahon ........................................ 1 ( 1/ 74) 127 25%

Blumenthal ..................................... 2 152 30%

One of the other candidates .................... 3 23 5%

No Difference {Do Not Volunteer} ............... 4 167 33%

Undecided {Do Not Volunteer} .................. 5 31 6%

 

 

 

Q16. In the race for Governor your ballot lists three candidates in the

following order: Republican Tom Foley, Democrat Dan Malloy, Working Families

candidate Dan Malloy, or Independent Thomas Marsh. For whom will you vote or

toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Foley - Republican ................... 1 ( 1/ 75) 164 33%

Vote/Lean Malloy- Democrat ..................... 2 204 41%

Vote/Lean Malloy - Working Families ............ 3 20 4%

Vote/Lean Marsh - Independent .................. 4 15 3%

Undecided ...................................... 5 97 19%

 

 

Q17. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you prefer

Republican Foley, Democrat Malloy, Working Families candidate Malloy or

Independent Marsh?

N= 97 100%

Vote/Lean Foley - Republican ................... 1 ( 1/ 76) 27 28%

Vote/Lean Malloy- Democrat ..................... 2 20 21%

Vote/Lean Malloy - Working Families ............ 3 2 2%

Vote/Lean Marsh - Independent .................. 4 7 7%

Undecided ...................................... 5 41 42%

 

 

Q16/17 COMBINED With Malloy Democrat/Working Families Combined

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Foley - Republican ................... 1 ( 1/ 75) 191 38%

Vote/Lean Malloy- Democrat/Working Families .... 2 246 49%

Vote/Lean Marsh - Independent .................. 4 22 4%

Undecided ...................................... 5 41 8%

 

 

Q18. If the General Election for Secretary of State was held today and the

candidates were Republican Jerry Farrell, Democrat Denise Merrill {MERR-ill},

<randomize names of other party candidates> or Independent Michael Telesca for

whom will you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Farrell - Republican ................. 1 ( 1/ 78) 111 22%

Vote/Lean Merrill - Democrat ................... 2 142 28%

Vote/Lean DeRosa - Green ....................... 3 15 3%

Vote/Lean Mosher - Libertarian ................. 4 6 1%

Vote/Lean Merrill - Working Families ........... 5 18 4%

Vote/Lean Telesca- Independent ................. 6 13 3%

Undecided ...................................... 7 195 39%

 

 

Q18 With Merrill Democrat/Working Families Combined

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Farrell - Republican ................. 1 ( 1/ 78) 111 22%

Vote/Lean Merrill – Democrat/Working Families... 2 160 32%

Vote/Lean DeRosa - Green ....................... 3 15 3%

Vote/Lean Mosher - Libertarian ................. 4 6 1%

Vote/Lean Telesca- Independent ................. 6 13 3%

Undecided ...................................... 7 195 39%

 

 

Q19. If the General Election for Treasurer was held today and the candidates

were, Republican Jeff Wright, Democrat Denise Nappier, <randomize names of other

party candidates>, or Independent Andrew Grant White, for whom will you vote or

toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Wright - Republican .................. 1 ( 1/ 80) 102 20%

Vote/Lean Nappier - Democrat ................... 2 193 39%

Vote/Lean Bue - Green Party .................... 3 8 2%

Vote/Lean Nappier - Working Families ........... 4 18 4%

Vote/Lean White - Independents ................. 5 10 2%

Undecided ...................................... 6 169 34%

 

 

Q19 With Nappier Democrat/Working Families Combined

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Wright - Republican .................. 1 ( 1/ 80) 102 20%

Vote/Lean Nappier – Democrat/Working Families... 2 211 43%

Vote/Lean Bue - Green Party .................... 3 8 2%

Vote/Lean White - Independents ................. 5 10 2%

Undecided ...................................... 6 169 34%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q20. If the General Election for Comptroller was held today and the candidates

were Republican Jack Orchulli, Democrat Kevin Lembo, <randomize names of other party

candidates>, or Independent Hugh Dolan, for whom will you vote or toward whom

would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Orchulli - Republican ................ 1 ( 1/ 82) 81 16%

Vote/Lean Lembo - Democrat ..................... 2 143 29%

Vote/Lean Bennett - Green Party ................ 3 13 3%

Vote/Lean Lembo - Working Families ............. 4 20 4%

Vote/Lean Katz - Libertarian ................... 5 7 1%

Vote/Lean Dolan – Independent ................. 6 18 4%

Undecided ...................................... 7 218 44%

 

 

Q20 With Lembo Democrat/Working Families Combined

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Orchulli - Republican ................ 1 ( 1/ 82) 81 16%

Vote/Lean Lembo – Democrat/Working Families..... 2 163 33%

Vote/Lean Bennett - Green Party ................ 3 13 3%

Vote/Lean Katz - Libertarian ................... 5 7 1%

Vote/Lean Dolan – Independent ................. 6 18 4%

Undecided ...................................... 7 218 44%

 

 

Q21. If the General Election for Attorney General was held today and the

candidates were Republican Martha Dean, Democrat George Jepsen, <randomize names

of other party candidates>, or Independent Stephen Fournier, for whom will you

vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Dean- Republican ..................... 1 ( 1/ 84) 139 28%

Vote/Lean Jepsen - Democrat .................... 2 185 37%

Vote/Lean Fournier - Green Party ............... 3 5 1%

Vote/Lean Jepsen - Working Families ............ 4 14 3%

Vote/Lean Fournier – Independent .............. 5 19 4%

Undecided ...................................... 6 138 28%

 

 

Q21 With Jepson Democrat/Working Families Combined

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Dean- Republican ..................... 1 ( 1/ 84) 139 28%

Vote/Lean Jepsen – Democrat/Working Families.... 2 199 40%

Vote/Lean Fournier - Green Party ............... 3 5 1%

Vote/Lean Fournier - Independents .............. 5 19 4%

Undecided ...................................... 6 138 28%

 

 

Q22. Thinking about your local congressional race will you vote for the

Democratic or Republican candidate for congress?

N= 500 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 85) 245 49%

Republican ..................................... 2 165 33%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 83 17%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 4 7 1%

 

 

Currently possession of a "Useable Amount" of marijuana is treated as a misdemeanor,

punishable by up to one year in jail or fine of up to $1,000 for the first offense.

Democratic candidate for Governor Dan Malloy has said he supports decriminalizing

possession of small amounts of marijuana. His opponent, Republican Tom Foley has

come out against decriminalizing marijuana. Both candidates oppose full legalization.

Q23

At this time, which of the following describes how you feel about marijuana

laws in Connecticut? One, it should be fully legal to have one ounce or less

for personal use; two, It should be decriminalized to have one ounce or less

for personal use; three, It should be legal only when prescribed by a doctor

to have one ounce or less or; four, possession of one ounce or less should be

illegal under any circumstances.

N= 500 100%

It should be fully legal to have one ounce or .. 1 ( 1/ 88) 84 17%

less for personal use

 

It should be decriminalized to have one ounce or 2 122 24%

less for personal use

 

It should be legal only when prescribed by a ... 3 187 37%

doctor to have one ounce or less

 

Possession of one ounce or less should be illegal 4 88 18%

under any circumstances

 

Undecided ...................................... 5 19 4%

 

 

Q24. As you may know, Connecticut law now permits marriages between two

individuals of the same sex. Do you personally know anyone who has entered

into a same-sex marriage?"

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 89) 223 45%

No ............................................. 2 270 54%

Don't know/Refused ............................. 3 7 1%

Undecided ...................................... 4 0 0%

 

 

Q25. A number of proposals have been made for existing laws or constitutional

amendments regarding same-sex marriage. Which of the following comes closest to

how you feel about same-sex marriage in Connecticut...(READ 1-4)

N= 500 100%

One, Absolute prohibition of any same-sex unions 1 ( 1/ 90) 80 16%

 

Two, It should remain as it currently is, with . 2 80 16%

domestic partnerships receiving some but not all

the legal benefits of marriage;

 

Three, It should be changed so that domestic ... 3 153 31%

partnerships have all the same legal benefits of

marriage

 

Four, Same-sex couples should be able to legally 4 162 32%

marry

 

Undecided ...................................... 5 25 5%

 

 

DEMO

THE FINAL THREE QUESTIONS WILL HELP US CLASSIFY YOUR RESPONSES WITH OTHERS

TAKING THE SURVEY

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 91) 500 100%

 

 

Q26. Are there any members of your household who are union members?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 92) 121 24%

No ............................................. 2 376 75%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 3 1%

 

 

Q27. Do you currently have children in the school system?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 93) 147 29%

No ............................................. 2 349 70%

Undecided ...................................... 3 4 1%

 

 

Q28. Are you or are any members of your household gun owners?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 94) 134 27%

No ............................................. 2 361 72%

Undecided ...................................... 3 5 1%