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Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

Director, Quinnipiac University Poll (203) 582-5201 FOR RELEASE: OCTOBER 24, 2012

MURPHY UP AS McMAHON FADES IN CONNECTICUT SENATE RACE, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS; WOMEN PROPEL OBAMA TO BIG LEAD OVER ROMNEY
Women and older voters are shifting away from Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate in Connecticuts U.S. Senate race, giving U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, the Democrat, a 49 43 percent likely voter lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of an October 4 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing McMahon with 48 percent to Murphy with 47 percent. In todays results, women back Murphy 52 38 percent, compared to 50 44 percent October 4. Men are at 50 46 for McMahon compared to 52 45 percent earlier. Voters over 55 years old shift from a 48 48 percent split to 51 42 percent for Murphy. A total of 62 percent of Connecticut likely voters have a strongly unfavorable or somewhat unfavorable opinion of this Senate race in general. The race remains fluid as 11 percent of Murphy voters and 14 percent of McMahon voters say they might change their mind in the next 13 days. Its dj vu all over again in the Connecticut Senate race. As we hit the final stretch of the campaign, Linda McMahon is beginning to fade, as she did in her 2010 run against Richard Blumenthal, said Douglas Schwartz, PhD, director of the Quinnipiac University poll. Has she hit her ceiling? She took 43 percent of the vote in 2010, losing by 12 points to Blumenthal. Two weeks before the election, she is back at 43 percent. For a downloadable video of Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, discussing todays results, click on http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/connecticut/releasedetail?ReleaseID=1811. -more-

Quinnipiac University Poll/October 24, 2012 page 2 Connecticut likely voters say 47 42 percent that Murphy better understands their economic problems. If she wins, McMahon would favor the wealthy over the middle class, voters say 55 36 percent. Murphy would favor the middle class, voters say 70 14 percent. Murphy has taken the lead in the Senate race in part because more voters now believe he understands their economic problems better than McMahon, Dr. Schwartz added. Voters have a mixed opinion of Murphy, with 39 percent favorable and 39 percent unfavorable, compared to a negative 36 40 percent favorability three weeks ago. McMahon gets a negative 41 47 percent favorability, down from a 45 41 percent positive October 4. One of McMahons key strengths had been that voters liked her more than Murphy, Schwartz added. Voters are evenly divided on Murphy but have a net negative opinion of McMahon. After improving her image from two years ago, her favorability rating has fallen back to about where she was in 2010. After being neck and neck among voters over 55, Murphy has opened up a 9-point lead among this age group. This could be in part due to Murphys 16-point advantage among this age group on who would do a better job on Medicare and Social Security, which have become hot issues in this campaign. Presidential Race President Barack Obama buries Gov. Mitt Romney in the run for the White House, leading 55 41 percent, compared to 54 42 percent October 4. Obama leads 60 36 percent among women and gets 49 percent of men to Romneys 46 percent. The President leads among every subgroup except Republicans. Only 5 percent of Romney voters and 6 percent of Obama voters say they might change their mind. President Barack Obama is running stronger than Murphy in Connecticut, holding steady with a 14 point lead over Gov. Mitt Romney. The Presidents coattails are helping Murphy, Schwartz said. From October 19 22, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,412 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter. 2

1. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Obama or Romney? (Table includes leaners and early voters) LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Obama Romney SMONE ELSE(VOL) DK/NA 55% 41 4 5% 94 1 93% 5 2 50% 44 6 49% 46 1 4 60% 36 3 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 62% 31 1 7 55% 42 1 3 54% 43 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Obama Romney SMONE ELSE(VOL) DK/NA 56% 41 1 2 54% 40 5

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 64% 32 4 63% 33 4 55% 44 1 1 53% 46 1

TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Obama or Romney? (Table includes leaners and early voters) LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Obama Romney SMONE ELSE(VOL) DK/NA 55 41 4 54 42 4 52 45 2

2. (If Obama q1) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Obama, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? LIKELY VOTERS.... OBAMA Q1......... Tot Men Wom Very enthusiastic 63% Somewht enthusiastic 28 Not so enthusiastic 6 Not enthus at all 3 DK/NA 64% 25 7 4 62% 31 5 2 -

TREND: (If Obama) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Obama, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? LIKELY VOTERS OBAMA VOTER... Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very enthusiastic 63 Somewht enthusiastic 28 Not so enthusiastic 6 Not enthus at all 3 DK/NA 56 36 5 2 -

3. (If Romney q1) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Romney, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? LIKELY VOTERS.... ROMNEY Q1........ Tot Men Wom Very enthusiastic 62% Somewht enthusiastic 31 Not so enthusiastic 5 Not enthus at all 1 DK/NA 61% 32 5 2 63% 31 6 -

TREND: (If Romney) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Romney, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? LIKELY VOTERS ROMNEY VOTER.. Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very enthusiastic 62 Somewht enthusiastic 31 Not so enthusiastic 5 Not enthus at all 1 DK/NA 52 38 6 3 -

4. (If candidate chosen q1) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election? LIKELY VOTERS....... CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1 Tot Obama Romney Mind made up Might change DK/NA 94% 5 1 94% 6 1 94% 5 2

TREND: (If candidate chosen) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election? LIKELY VOTERS......... CANDIDATE CHOSEN...... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Mind made up Might change DK/NA 94 5 1 91 9 1 87 12 1

5. Is your opinion of - Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 42% 50 7 2 91% 4 5 8% 86 5 1 46% 43 9 3 48% 46 5 1 37% 53 8 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 42 50 7 2 42 47 9 2 41 44 14 2

5a. Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 30% 12 9 40 7 2 75% 16 1 3 5 4% 4 12 73 5 1 28% 17 11 31 9 3 33% 14 10 35 5 2 27% 10 8 45 8 3 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 15% 15 13 43 12 2 31% 11 9 40 7 2 35% 11 8 40 5 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 29% 13 11 41 6 1 31% 11 8 40 7 3

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 24% 7 7 47 12 2 21% 15 7 50 5 4 32% 11 10 39 6 1 34% 13 11 36 4 1

TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 30 12 9 40 7 2 28 13 9 39 9 2

6. Is your opinion of - Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 56% 40 2 2 9% 89 1 93% 6 1 1 49% 45 3 3 50% 46 2 2 61% 36 2 1

TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 56 40 2 2 54 43 2 2 51 46 2 2

6a. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 43% 13 6 34 2 2 4% 6 7 82 1 80% 13 1 5 1 1 32% 17 10 35 3 3 38% 13 8 38 2 2 48% 13 4 31 2 1 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 42% 23 10 21 3 2 43% 12 6 36 1 2 44% 10 4 38 2 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 43% 15 6 32 2 1 43% 11 5 36 2 2

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 49% 13 2 32 2 2 57% 8 8 21 4 1 40% 14 6 38 1 1 41% 14 7 36 1 1

TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 43 13 6 34 2 2 40 14 7 36 2 2

7. If the election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Chris Murphy the Democrat and Linda McMahon the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Murphy or McMahon? (Table includes leaners and early voters) LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon SMONE ELSE(VOL) DK/NA 49% 43 1 7 9% 86 5 83% 10 7 41% 50 1 8 46% 50 4 52% 38 1 9 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 49% 42 9 47% 46 1 6 51% 42 1 6

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon SMONE ELSE(VOL) DK/NA 53% 44 3 47% 43 1 9

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 51% 35 1 13 53% 36 11 50% 46 1 3 48% 49 1 3

TREND: If the election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Chris Murphy the Democrat and Linda McMahon the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Murphy or McMahon? (Table includes leaners and early voters) LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Murphy McMahon SMONE ELSE(VOL) DK/NA 49 43 1 7 47 48 4 46 49 4

8. (If Murphy q7) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Murphy, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? LIKELY VOTERS.... MURPHY Q7........ Tot Men Wom Very enthusiastic 30% Somewht enthusiastic 52 Not so enthusiastic 13 Not enthus at all 5 DK/NA 35% 47 11 6 26% 56 13 5 -

TREND: (If Murphy) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Murphy, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? LIKELY VOTERS MURPHY........ Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very enthusiastic 30 Somewht enthusiastic 52 Not so enthusiastic 13 Not enthus at all 5 DK/NA 27 55 13 5 -

9. (If McMahon q7) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting McMahon, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? LIKELY VOTERS.... MCMAHON Q7....... Tot Men Wom Very enthusiastic 43% Somewht enthusiastic 46 Not so enthusiastic 8 Not enthus at all 3 DK/NA 42% 47 7 3 44% 44 9 3 1

TREND: (If McMahon) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting McMahon, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? LIKELY VOTERS MCMAHON....... Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very enthusiastic 43 Somewht enthusiastic 46 Not so enthusiastic 8 Not enthus at all 3 DK/NA 50 39 9 2 -

10. (If Senate candidate chosen q7) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election? LIKELY VOTERS........ CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q7.. Tot Murphy McMahon Mind made up Might change DK/NA 87% 12 89% 11 85% 14 -

TREND: (If Senate candidate chosen) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election? LIKELY VOTERS.......... CANDIDATE CHOSEN....... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Mind made up Might change DK/NA 87 12 85 14 1 79 20 1

11. Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 41% 47 11 1 79% 10 10 12% 75 11 1 46% 42 11 2 45% 45 10 1 38% 48 12 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 41 47 11 1 45 41 12 1 47 35 18 1

11a. Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 23% 18 10 36 11 1 46% 33 3 7 10 7% 5 15 61 11 1 23% 22 10 31 11 2 25% 19 11 34 10 1 21% 17 10 38 12 2 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 16% 21 11 29 21 2 20% 23 12 32 12 1 27% 13 9 43 6 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 18% 20 10 42 8 1 26% 16 10 32 13 2

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 26% 13 11 34 15 2 16% 18 12 38 16 1 24% 18 9 37 11 1 22% 22 11 38 6 -

TREND: Is your opinion of Linda McMahon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 23 18 10 36 11 1 27 18 9 32 12 1

12. Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 39% 39 21 1 10% 65 25 1 68% 11 19 1 31% 48 20 1 39% 43 17 1 39% 35 24 2

TREND: Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 39 39 21 1 36 40 23 1 38 30 32 1

12a. Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 19% 20 13 26 21 1 4% 6 16 49 25 1 39% 28 5 7 19 1 9% 22 18 29 20 2 19% 21 12 30 17 1 18% 20 13 22 24 2 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 13% 24 13 12 38 2 17% 19 12 29 22 1 22% 21 14 28 14 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 18% 25 13 24 18 1 19% 17 13 27 23 2

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 19% 16 11 23 29 2 26% 20 16 15 21 1 20% 23 14 26 16 1 15% 22 12 31 20 -

TREND: Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 19 20 13 26 21 1 17 19 12 28 23 1

13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Approve Disapprove DK/NA 45% 41 14 23% 62 15 66% 20 13 39% 49 12 45% 46 9 45% 38 18

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TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Aug 28 2012 2012 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 45 41 14 43 44 12

13a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 14% 30 16 26 14 4% 19 19 42 16 28% 38 10 10 14 8% 31 18 30 12 12% 33 19 27 9 16% 28 13 25 18 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 11% 42 27 7 13 15% 30 13 27 14 15% 27 14 29 14

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 16% 37 14 24 10 13% 26 17 27 17

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 18% 18 18 27 19 12% 38 16 18 16 13% 35 17 25 10 16% 35 14 26 9

14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Approve Disapprove DK/NA 53% 33 14 71% 17 12 41% 46 12 53% 31 16 54% 36 10 51% 31 17

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Aug 28 2012 2012 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 53 33 14 50 38 13

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14a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 23% 30 13 20 14 35% 35 8 9 13 14% 27 18 28 13 23% 30 13 18 16 25% 29 14 22 10 21% 30 13 18 18 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 22% 33 9 16 20 17% 33 17 19 15 29% 25 13 21 11

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 21% 31 15 20 13 24% 29 13 20 15

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 26% 26 13 19 17 21% 32 12 18 16 23% 31 14 21 12 22% 32 15 20 11

15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Approve Disapprove DK/NA 66% 19 15 34% 42 24 89% 3 8 63% 21 16 62% 26 12 69% 14 17

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Aug 28 2012 2012 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 66 19 15 61 24 15

15a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 37% 28 8 11 15 17% 17 18 24 24 59% 29 3 1 8 28% 34 8 13 16 32% 30 10 15 13 41% 27 6 8 17 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 29% 35 10 5 20 35% 30 7 11 17 43% 24 8 14 11

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 33% 29 8 12 17 40% 28 8 10 14

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 44% 26 6 9 16 42% 33 3 8 13 39% 27 10 10 14 33% 30 11 13 14

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16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Approve Disapprove DK/NA 56% 42 2 8% 90 2 92% 6 2 50% 48 2 50% 48 2 61% 37 3

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 56 42 2 52 46 3 49 48 2

16a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 37% 19 7 35 2 3% 5 8 82 2 69% 23 1 5 2 26% 24 11 38 2 32% 18 9 39 2 41% 20 5 32 3 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 38% 28 11 19 4 36% 19 5 38 2 38% 16 5 39 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 35% 23 8 33 2 39% 16 6 37 2

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 44% 18 4 32 2 49% 18 8 23 2 34% 19 7 38 2 34% 20 6 39 1

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Strongly Somewhat Somewhat Strongly DK/NA App App Disapp Disapp 37 19 7 35 2 32 20 8 38 3

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17. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 6% 40 29 24 1 1% 23 33 43 11% 63 19 7 1 5% 31 37 26 1 6% 37 32 25 7% 43 26 23 1 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 5% 54 34 8 6% 40 26 28 8% 37 29 25 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 7% 44 27 22 6% 38 30 25 1

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 8% 41 27 23 1 8% 41 32 19 4% 42 28 25 7% 41 30 22 -

TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 6 40 29 24 1 5 35 27 32 1 3 37 32 27 1

18. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1% 19 44 36 5 29 66 1% 31 53 13 1 15 44 40 1% 20 43 36 1% 18 45 36 1 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 20 60 20 1% 21 39 39 1% 17 42 39 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1% 22 43 34 1 1% 16 45 37 -

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 1% 14 45 41 1% 23 48 27 1 1% 17 46 37 1% 23 40 35 1

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TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1 19 44 36 15 44 40 1

19. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Better Worse The same DK/NA 41% 26 32 1 7% 51 42 67% 6 25 2 36% 28 34 1 40% 25 34 42% 26 31 2 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 46% 10 43 1 40% 27 33 42% 29 29 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Better Worse The same DK/NA 45% 22 32 1 38% 29 32 1

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 35% 30 33 2 47% 19 31 2 45% 24 31 1 41% 23 36 -

TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Better Worse The same DK/NA 41 26 32 1 34 31 35 1

20. Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1% 26 49 22 2 11 49 39 1% 44 45 9 2 1% 19 54 24 2 1% 25 50 22 1 27 48 22 2 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 1% 34 55 7 3 1% 25 47 26 1 1% 26 48 25 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 30 47 23 1 1% 24 50 22 2

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 3% 24 44 25 4 1% 31 51 16 1 1% 25 54 20 1 31 44 23 1

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TREND: Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1 26 49 22 2 24 45 29 1

21. Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Better Worse The same DK/NA 23% 26 49 2 6% 47 44 3 38% 9 52 1 21% 28 50 2 27% 26 46 1 20% 26 52 2 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 35% 9 56 26% 30 43 1 19% 28 50 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Better Worse The same DK/NA 27% 22 50 1 21% 29 48 2

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 17% 28 54 1 26% 20 54 24% 25 49 2 30% 24 44 1

TREND: Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Better Worse The same DK/NA 23 26 49 2 17 34 47 2

22. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 49% 40 8 3 5% 87 7 1 91% 6 2 1 36% 46 13 5 44% 47 6 2 54% 34 9 3

TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 49 40 8 3 49 41 8 2 41 48 9 2

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22a. Is your opinion of the Democratic party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 27% 23 10 30 8 3 2% 2 14 73 7 1 59% 32 2 3 2 1 11% 25 15 30 13 5 20% 24 13 34 6 2 32% 22 8 27 9 3 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 29% 26 11 16 15 2 24% 25 10 32 7 2 27% 22 9 33 5 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 25% 26 13 27 6 3 28% 20 8 32 9 3

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 36% 19 4 30 9 2 37% 18 12 17 13 3 24% 28 9 30 7 1 22% 25 13 34 4 1

TREND; Is your opinion of the Democratic party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 27 23 10 30 8 3 25 24 10 31 8 2

23. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 38% 49 10 3 89% 7 4 1 6% 85 7 2 39% 41 15 6 42% 47 8 3 34% 51 11 4

TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 38 49 10 3 38 49 11 2 36 53 9 2

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23a. Is your opinion of the Republican party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 19% 18 11 39 10 3 56% 33 3 3 4 1 3% 4 14 71 7 2 15% 24 13 28 15 6 21% 22 10 37 8 3 18% 16 11 40 11 4 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 17% 17 10 39 15 2 20% 17 13 39 8 3 20% 19 9 38 9 4

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 16% 19 12 45 5 3 22% 18 10 34 12 4

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 19% 14 11 34 18 5 8% 23 9 46 10 3 21% 20 12 39 7 1 21% 20 11 40 5 2

TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED/DK/NA 19 18 11 39 10 3 21 17 11 39 11 2

24. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - the economy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Obama Romney DK/NA 53% 42 6 3% 94 3 90% 7 4 47% 46 7 48% 48 4 56% 37 7 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 67% 29 5 50% 44 5 51% 44 6

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Obama Romney DK/NA 55% 42 4 51% 42 7

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 57% 32 10 61% 31 8 52% 45 3 50% 48 2

TREND: Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on the economy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Obama Romney DK/NA 53 42 6 51 45 4 44 49 8

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25. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on - foreign policy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Obama Romney DK/NA 56% 38 6 7% 87 6 93% 4 3 50% 43 8 52% 45 3 59% 33 8 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 66% 26 8 57% 39 4 52% 41 7

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Obama Romney DK/NA 59% 37 4 53% 39 7

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 58% 31 10 65% 28 7 56% 40 4 55% 43 2

TREND: Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on foreign policy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Aug 28 2012 2012 Obama Romney DK/NA 56 38 6 52 40 8

26. Would you say that - Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Yes No DK/NA 64% 34 2 26% 71 4 93% 6 1 58% 40 2 60% 39 2 67% 30 3 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 75% 23 2 64% 34 2 59% 38 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Yes No DK/NA 67% 31 2 61% 36 3

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 63% 33 3 69% 30 1 64% 34 2 63% 35 2

TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Yes No DK/NA 64 34 2 62 36 2 57 40 2

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27. Would you say that - Mitt Romney cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Yes No DK/NA 44% 53 3 88% 8 3 13% 85 2 47% 49 4 49% 48 3 39% 58 4 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 39% 60 44% 53 3 45% 51 4

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Yes No DK/NA 46% 51 3 42% 55 3

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 34% 63 3 32% 64 3 47% 50 3 51% 47 2

TREND: Would you say that Mitt Romney cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not? LIKELY VOTERS......... Oct 24 Oct 04 Aug 28 2012 2012 2012 Yes No DK/NA 44 53 3 44 52 4 43 49 8

28. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of this year's US Senate election between Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Favorable Unfavorable DK/NA 27% 63 10 39% 51 9 22% 67 12 25% 66 8 33% 61 6 22% 64 14

28a. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of this year's US Senate election between Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav REFUSED/DK/NA 11% 16 22 40 10 16% 23 23 28 10 9% 12 25 42 12 10% 15 19 47 8 14% 20 22 39 6 9% 13 22 42 14 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 21% 11 31 29 8 7% 17 24 43 9 10% 18 18 43 11

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Fav Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Strongly Unfav REFUSED/DK/NA 7% 16 26 44 7 14% 16 19 38 12

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 13% 14 10 42 20 8% 20 26 36 10 13% 15 24 41 7 10% 18 26 40 6

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29. Generally speaking, what do you think is the better qualification for being a U.S. senator, previous experience in business, or previous experience in politics? LIKELY VOTERS......................... Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Business Politics NEITHER (VOL) DK/NA 50% 39 5 7 83% 10 1 5 23% 63 7 6 55% 32 5 8 55% 37 3 5 46% 40 6 8

TREND: Generally speaking, what do you think is the better qualification for being a U.S. senator, previous experience in business, or previous experience in politics? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Business Politics NEITHER (VOL) DK/NA 50 39 5 7 53 36 4 7

29a. Generally speaking, what do you think is the better qualification for being a U.S. senator, previous experience in business, or previous experience in politics? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Strongly Business Somewhat Business Somewhat Politics Strongly Politics NEITHER(VOL) DK/NA 33% 16 22 17 5 7 64% 19 4 6 1 5 11% 12 35 29 7 6 36% 19 20 12 5 8 39% 16 21 16 3 5 29% 17 22 18 6 8 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 29% 22 21 19 5 5 32% 20 22 16 5 6 36% 12 22 18 5 6

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Strongly Business Somewhat Business Somewhat Politics Strongly Politics NEITHER(VOL) DK/NA 30% 17 25 15 7 5 35% 16 19 19 4 8

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 35% 15 20 19 5 6 31% 12 26 20 3 7 27% 18 19 24 4 7 37% 18 23 12 5 5

TREND: Generally speaking, what do you think is the better qualification for being a U.S. senator, previous experience in business, or previous experience in politics? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Strongly Business Somewhat Business Somewhat Politics Strongly Politics NEITHER (VOL) DK/NA 33 16 22 17 5 7 38 15 19 18 4 7

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30. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - better understands the economic problems people in Connecticut are having, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon DK/NA 47% 42 11 10% 82 8 78% 12 9 40% 47 13 45% 49 7 49% 37 15 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 49% 42 9 45% 44 11 49% 40 11

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon DK/NA 50% 41 9 45% 43 13

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 46% 38 16 54% 32 14 47% 44 9 46% 48 6

TREND: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think better understands the economic problems people in Connecticut are having, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Murphy McMahon DK/NA 47 42 11 45 46 10

31. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - seems like the more friendly and likeable person, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon DK/NA 45% 40 14 16% 70 15 72% 18 11 40% 43 17 44% 43 13 46% 38 15 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 43% 49 8 46% 38 16 48% 38 14

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon DK/NA 50% 36 14 42% 43 15

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 47% 44 9 49% 37 15 43% 43 14 49% 39 12

32. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - has better ideas about how to create jobs, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon DK/NA 38% 48 13 6% 87 7 70% 15 15 30% 56 14 35% 56 9 41% 42 17 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 41% 47 12 34% 54 12 42% 44 14

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon DK/NA 41% 48 11 37% 48 15

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 42% 44 14 47% 39 14 37% 50 12 37% 53 10

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33. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - would do a better job on women's reproductive health issues such as contraception and abortion, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon DK/NA 46% 38 16 14% 65 21 75% 15 10 40% 43 18 47% 39 15 46% 38 16 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 51% 31 18 46% 40 14 46% 40 14

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon DK/NA 52% 33 15 42% 42 16

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 45% 42 13 51% 36 14 47% 41 12 48% 36 16

34. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - would do a better job on taxes, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon DK/NA 46% 45 10 9% 84 8 78% 13 9 39% 51 10 43% 51 6 48% 39 13 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 49% 41 9 44% 46 9 47% 44 9

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon DK/NA 47% 46 7 45% 43 11

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 54% 34 12 54% 34 12 46% 47 6 41% 53 6

35. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - would do a better job on health care, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon DK/NA 49% 40 10 11% 78 11 81% 12 7 43% 45 12 48% 43 9 51% 38 11 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 51% 39 10 47% 41 11 51% 40 9

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon DK/NA 54% 36 10 46% 43 11

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 48% 45 7 55% 29 16 53% 41 6 49% 42 9

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36. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think - would do a better job on Social Security and Medicare, Chris Murphy or Linda McMahon? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon DK/NA 52% 39 10 13% 79 9 83% 8 9 46% 43 11 50% 44 6 53% 34 13 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 55% 36 9 49% 41 10 53% 37 9

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon DK/NA 55% 37 8 50% 39 11

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 50% 36 13 58% 29 13 55% 38 6 50% 43 8

37. As a United States Senator do you think Linda McMahon would do more to favor the middle class or more to favor the wealthy? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Middle class Wealthy DK/NA 36% 55 10 72% 14 14 11% 84 6 38% 51 10 40% 51 9 32% 58 10 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 36% 56 8 35% 56 9 36% 53 10

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Middle class Wealthy DK/NA 33% 57 10 38% 53 9

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 37% 57 7 27% 62 11 35% 57 9 39% 53 9

38. As a United States Senator do you think Chris Murphy would do more to favor the middle class or more to favor the wealthy? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Middle class Wealthy DK/NA 70% 14 16 55% 19 26 85% 9 6 64% 17 19 73% 14 14 67% 15 18 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 72% 19 9 72% 15 14 69% 12 20

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Middle class Wealthy DK/NA 77% 10 13 65% 18 18

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 60% 26 14 71% 12 17 73% 13 14 77% 10 13

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39. Now thinking of Linda McMahon, how often would you say you've been seeing her campaign advertisements on television recently, very often, somewhat often, just occasionally or rarely? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Very often Somewhat often Just occasionally Rarely NEVER (VOL) DON'T WATCH TV(VOL) DK/NA 75% 13 5 3 1 2 67% 16 7 4 1 4 1 79% 9 5 3 3 76% 14 5 3 1 1 72% 14 7 4 1 1 1 77% 13 4 2 4 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 76% 13 5 5 2 73% 15 5 3 3 1 77% 12 5 2 1 3 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very often Somewhat often Just occasionally Rarely NEVER (VOL) DON'T WATCH TV(VOL) DK/NA 74% 14 5 4 2 75% 13 5 2 1 3 1

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 71% 10 7 2 3 6 1 71% 19 5 4 1 1 79% 10 4 5 1 1 77% 13 6 1 2 -

TREND: Now thinking of Linda McMahon, how often would you say you've been seeing her campaign advertisements on television recently, very often, somewhat often, just occasionally or rarely? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very often Somewhat often Just occasionally Rarely NEVER(VOL) DON'T WATCH TV(VOL) DK/NA 75 13 5 3 1 2 64 20 7 4 3 1

40. Now thinking of Chris Murphy, how often would you say you've been seeing his campaign advertisements on television recently, very often, somewhat often, just occasionally or rarely? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Very often Somewhat often Just occasionally Rarely NEVER (VOL) DON'T WATCH TV(VOL) DK/NA 50% 26 13 7 1 2 1 51% 22 14 8 1 4 1 46% 30 12 7 3 53% 25 14 6 1 1 49% 22 16 9 1 1 1 51% 29 10 5 3 1 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 35% 29 20 15 2 51% 28 11 6 3 1 54% 24 12 5 1 3 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very often Somewhat often Just occasionally Rarely NEVER (VOL) DON'T WATCH TV(VOL) DK/NA 44% 30 15 8 2 54% 23 12 6 1 3 1

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 50% 20 12 8 3 6 1 54% 22 16 6 1 1 53% 25 13 7 1 1 44% 31 14 7 1 3 1

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TREND: Now thinking of Chris Murphy, how often would you say you've been seeing his campaign advertisements on television recently, very often, somewhat often, just occasionally or rarely? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very often Somewhat often Just occasionally Rarely NEVER(VOL) DON'T WATCH TV(VOL) DK/NA 50 26 13 7 1 2 1 35 29 21 11 1 3 -

41. From what you've seen, would you say Linda McMahon's ads are very effective at making their point, somewhat effective, not so effective or not effective at all? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Very effective Somewhat effective Not so effective Not effective at all DK/NA 21% 39 16 19 6 35% 44 7 8 7 12% 34 20 28 6 21% 40 16 18 4 21% 40 16 18 5 21% 38 15 20 6 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 17% 46 15 17 6 20% 43 18 15 5 23% 33 15 23 6

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very effective Somewhat effective Not so effective Not effective at all DK/NA 19% 37 20 19 5 22% 39 12 20 6

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 22% 37 13 18 10 12% 45 15 24 4 21% 36 17 20 6 23% 40 17 16 3

TREND: From what you've seen, would you say Linda McMahon's ads are very effective at making their point, somewhat effective, not so effective or not effective at all? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very effective Somewhat effective Not so effective Not effective at all DK/NA 21 39 16 19 6 26 40 13 16 5

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42. From what you've seen, would you say Chris Murphy's ads are very effective at making their point, somewhat effective, not so effective or not effective at all? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Very effective Somewhat effective Not so effective Not effective at all DK/NA 10% 43 19 21 7 2% 31 26 32 9 15% 56 12 10 6 10% 40 22 23 5 10% 38 20 26 6 11% 47 19 16 7 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 9% 51 16 19 6 10% 44 21 20 6 11% 41 20 21 7

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very effective 9% Somewhat effective 42 Not so effective 22 Not effective at all 20 DK/NA 6 11% 44 18 20 7

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 10% 45 15 19 10 14% 49 20 13 5 11% 40 23 19 7 8% 45 20 23 4

TREND: From what you've seen, would you say Chris Murphy's ads are very effective at making their point, somewhat effective, not so effective or not effective at all? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very effective Somewhat effective Not so effective Not effective at all DK/NA 10 43 19 21 7 8 43 22 20 7

43. In general, would you say your opinion of professional wrestling is very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Very positive Somewhat positive Somewhat negative Very negative DK/NA 3% 21 27 32 17 6% 23 28 15 27 1% 20 28 43 8 4% 19 26 31 20 5% 25 30 25 16 2% 17 25 38 18 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 3% 33 35 17 12 2% 22 28 30 17 4% 16 24 38 19

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very positive Somewhat positive Somewhat negative Very negative DK/NA 1% 18 31 35 15 4% 22 24 30 19

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 7% 27 19 31 16 3% 20 29 29 19 3% 20 31 33 14 1% 19 31 31 17

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TREND: In general, would you say your opinion of professional wrestling is very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very positive Somewhat positive Somewhat negative Very negative DK/NA 3 21 27 32 17 5 18 31 30 16

44. In general, would you say your opinion of the U.S. Congress is very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Very positive Somewhat positive Somewhat negative Very negative DK/NA 3% 26 36 31 3 4% 28 40 25 3 4% 31 33 27 4 3% 21 36 38 2 4% 22 34 39 3% 30 38 24 5 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 4% 38 34 19 4 4% 25 40 29 2 3% 25 32 37 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very positive Somewhat positive Somewhat negative Very negative DK/NA 2% 21 38 36 2 5% 30 34 27 4

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 7% 24 40 25 4 4% 29 36 29 3 2% 30 34 32 2 4% 25 37 33 -

TREND: In general, would you say your opinion of the U.S. Congress is very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very positive Somewhat positive Somewhat negative Very negative DK/NA 3 26 36 31 3 2 24 37 34 3

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45. Thinking about McMahon's work as a professional wrestling executive would you say you approve strongly, approve somewhat, disapprove somewhat or disapprove strongly? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Approve strongly Approve somewhat Disapprove somewhat Disapprove strongly DK/NA 16% 32 19 20 14 32% 41 12 4 12 7% 23 24 33 13 15% 36 18 17 14 19% 36 17 16 12 14% 28 20 24 15 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 18% 41 22 13 7 17% 36 16 17 14 15% 26 19 25 15

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve strongly Approve somewhat Disapprove somewhat Disapprove strongly DK/NA 14% 33 19 20 14 18% 30 18 20 13

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 17% 29 20 24 9 10% 34 18 23 15 14% 34 19 19 13 21% 32 17 19 11

TREND: Thinking about McMahon's work as a professional wrestling executive would you say you approve strongly, approve somewhat, disapprove somewhat or disapprove strongly? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Approve strongly Approve somewhat Disapprove somewhat Disapprove strongly DK/NA 16 32 19 20 14 20 30 18 19 13

46. Thinking about Murphy's work as a member of Congress would you say you approve strongly, approve somewhat, disapprove somewhat or disapprove strongly? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Approve strongly Approve somewhat Disapprove somewhat Disapprove strongly DK/NA 12% 39 24 18 8 3% 18 37 34 8 25% 54 11 4 6 6% 36 28 21 9 10% 37 25 24 4 13% 40 22 14 11 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 16% 47 22 7 8 9% 38 27 20 5 13% 37 20 21 9

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve strongly Approve somewhat Disapprove somewhat Disapprove strongly DK/NA 11% 42 23 18 7 13% 37 24 18 8

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 15% 32 25 18 10 14% 49 17 10 10 12% 43 21 19 5 10% 39 25 22 4

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TREND: Thinking about Murphy's work as a member of Congress would you say you approve strongly, approve somewhat, disapprove somewhat or disapprove strongly? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Approve strongly Approve somewhat Disapprove somewhat Disapprove strongly DK/NA 12 39 24 18 8 10 35 25 23 7

47. As far as you've heard, do you think Chris Murphy has handled his personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Appropriately Inappropriately DK/NA 34% 45 22 19% 58 23 47% 32 21 31% 47 21 36% 45 19 32% 44 24 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 49% 36 15 32% 46 22 32% 45 23

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Appropriately Inappropriately DK/NA 33% 46 21 34% 44 22

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 28% 50 22 48% 36 17 34% 44 22 34% 46 20

TREND: As far as you've heard, do you think Chris Murphy has handled his personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Appropriately Inappropriately DK/NA 34 45 22 30 49 21

47a. As far as you've heard, do you think Chris Murphy has handled his personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Approp Strongly Approp Somewhat Inapprop Somewhat Inapprop Strongly DK/NA 10% 23 21 24 22 8% 11 23 35 23 17% 30 21 11 21 6% 25 18 29 22 10% 26 19 25 20 11% 21 21 23 24 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 9% 38 20 16 17 8% 23 20 26 22 13% 19 21 25 23

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approp Strongly Approp Somewhat Inapprop Somewhat Inapprop Strongly DK/NA 10% 23 23 23 22 11% 24 19 24 22

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 11% 17 24 26 22 15% 32 17 19 18 8% 26 19 24 23 10% 24 22 24 20

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TREND: As far as you've heard, do you think Chris Murphy has handled his personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Approp Strongly Approp Somewhat Inapprop Somewhat Inapprop Strongly DK/NA 10 23 21 24 22 9 21 21 28 21

48. As far as you've heard, do you think Linda McMahon has handled her personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Appropriately Inappropriately DK/NA 49% 34 17 71% 13 16 30% 49 21 54% 32 14 58% 29 13 42% 38 20 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 57% 33 10 52% 31 17 44% 38 18

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Appropriately Inappropriately DK/NA 49% 34 17 49% 34 17

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 42% 38 20 42% 42 15 51% 32 17 59% 28 13

TREND: As far as you've heard, do you think Linda McMahon has handled her personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Appropriately Inappropriately DK/NA 49 34 17 49 34 16

48a. As far as you've heard, do you think Linda McMahon has handled her personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Approp Strongly Approp Somewhat Inapprop Somewhat Inapprop Strongly DK/NA 20% 28 14 20 17 36% 35 5 8 17 10% 20 19 30 21 20% 33 15 17 14 24% 35 15 14 13 18% 23 13 25 21 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 17% 39 21 11 11 21% 31 12 18 17 21% 23 13 25 18

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approp Strongly Approp Somewhat Inapprop Somewhat Inapprop Strongly DK/NA 18% 31 16 18 18 22% 27 13 21 17

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 18% 24 11 26 20 18% 24 15 27 16 21% 30 12 20 18 22% 36 13 15 13

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TREND: As far as you've heard, do you think Linda McMahon has handled her personal finances appropriately or inappropriately? COMBINED WITH: Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Approp Strongly Approp Somewhat Inapprop Somewhat Inapprop Strongly DK/NA 20 28 14 20 17 23 26 15 19 17

49. How concerned are you, if at all, about the amount of her own money that McMahon is spending on her election campaign; are you very concerned about this, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Very concerned Somewhat concerned Not so concerned Not concerned at all DK/NA 25% 13 15 46 2 9% 6 19 66 1 41% 18 12 29 1 21% 13 15 49 2 24% 11 11 53 1 26% 14 18 40 2 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 16% 17 23 44 23% 11 14 50 1 30% 12 12 43 2

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very concerned Somewhat concerned Not so concerned Not concerned at all DK/NA 28% 15 15 41 1 23% 11 14 49 2

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 20% 12 13 52 3 27% 11 18 42 2 25% 14 12 47 2 27% 13 15 45 1

TREND: How concerned are you, if at all, about the amount of her own money that McMahon is spending on her election campaign; are you very concerned about this, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Very concerned Somewhat concerned Not so concerned Not concerned at all DK/NA 25 13 15 46 2 18 14 15 52 1

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50. Do you think the McMahon campaign is mainly saying things it believes to be true, or is it mainly intentionally misleading people? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Saying true things Misleading people DK/NA 38% 52 10 66% 24 11 17% 74 9 40% 49 11 44% 48 9 34% 55 12 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 33% 58 9 43% 47 10 36% 54 10

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Saying true things Misleading people DK/NA 37% 53 9 39% 50 11

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 38% 48 14 27% 60 13 40% 51 9 41% 53 7

TREND: Do you think the McMahon campaign is mainly saying things it believes to be true, or is it mainly intentionally misleading people? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Saying true things Misleading people DK/NA 38 52 10 46 44 9

51. Do you think the Murphy campaign is mainly saying things it believes to be true, or is it mainly intentionally misleading people? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Saying true things Misleading people DK/NA 40% 47 13 20% 64 16 60% 30 10 34% 53 13 39% 50 12 41% 45 14 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 46% 44 10 40% 48 12 39% 48 13

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Saying true things Misleading people DK/NA 44% 44 11 37% 49 14

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 35% 46 19 43% 43 14 43% 47 10 41% 51 8

TREND: Do you think the Murphy campaign is mainly saying things it believes to be true, or is it mainly intentionally misleading people? LIKELY VOTERS Oct 24 Oct 04 2012 2012 Saying true things Misleading people DK/NA 40 47 13 39 47 14

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52. Turning to the U.S. Senate debates between Murphy and McMahon, from what you've seen, heard or read about it, who, in your opinion, won the debates? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Murphy McMahon DK/NA 29% 22 49 10% 37 53 45% 9 46 24% 26 50 31% 25 44 27% 20 54 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 37% 23 40 24% 25 51 30% 20 50

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Murphy McMahon DK/NA 29% 20 51 29% 23 48

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 30% 17 53 31% 22 47 32% 24 44 28% 23 49

53. As a result of the debates do you have a better opinion of Murphy, a worse opinion of him, or didn't your opinion of Murphy change one way or the other? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Better opinion Worse opinion Didn't change DK/NA 12% 6 66 17 3% 10 70 17 19% 1 62 18 9% 7 68 16 13% 8 67 12 11% 4 65 21 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 5% 5 78 12 9% 6 68 16 15% 5 62 18

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Better opinion Worse opinion Didn't change DK/NA 11% 6 66 17 12% 6 66 17

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 8% 6 66 20 15% 3 63 19 16% 6 64 14 9% 6 70 15

54. As a result of the debates do you have a better opinion of McMahon, a worse opinion of her, or didn't your opinion of McMahon change one way or the other? LIKELY VOTERS.............................................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Better opinion Worse opinion Didn't change DK/NA 9% 9 66 17 16% 2 66 16 5% 11 67 18 8% 11 66 16 10% 11 68 11 7% 7 65 21 AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 12% 7 67 14 6% 7 71 15 9% 11 63 18

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Better opinion Worse opinion Didn't change DK/NA 9% 8 67 16 8% 9 66 17

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 10% 6 62 22 8% 12 62 18 7% 11 69 13 10% 7 69 14

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