August 23, 2018 - Lamont Has 13-Point Lead In Connecticut Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Like Ending Income Tax, But Say It's Unrealistic Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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In the Connecticut governor's race, Democrat Ned Lamont leads Republican Bob Stefanowski 46 - 33 percent, with 4 percent for independent candidate Oz Griebel and 1 percent for the Libertarian Party's Rod Hanscomb, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

In a head-to-head matchup, Lamont tops Stefanowski 53 - 37 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

In the four-way race, Lamont leads Stefanowski 50 - 27 percent among women. Men are divided with 40 percent for Lamont and 39 percent for Stefanowski. Democrats go to Lamont over Stefanowski 81 - 3 percent. Stefanowski leads Lamont 83 - 8 percent among Republicans and 37 - 30 percent among independent voters.

Connecticut voters give Lamont a 44 - 28 percent favorability rating. Stefanowski gets a divided 33 - 31 percent favorability rating, with 35 percent who haven't heard enough about him to form an opinion.

For Griebel, 83 percent haven't heard enough to form an opinion and 91 percent haven't heard enough about Hanscomb.

A total of 70 percent of Connecticut voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the choice of candidates for governor, while 25 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied."

"Ned Lamont is leading Bob Stefanowski by double digits thanks to huge support among women and Connecticut's status as a true blue state. But there's a lot of time until Election Day, and a number of undecided voters up for grabs," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

Connecticut voters support 59 - 36 percent allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

In the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy leads business owner Matthew Corey, the Republican challenger, 59 - 31 percent. Sen. Murphy is ahead 91 - 3 percent among Democrats and 51 - 35 percent among independent voters. Republicans back Corey 78 - 14 percent.

Voters give Murphy a 62 - 28 percent job approval rating and a 58 - 28 percent favorability rating. For Corey, 67 percent haven't heard enough to form an opinion.

Connecticut voters disapprove 67 - 25 percent of the job Gov. Dannel Malloy is doing. But 63 percent of voters say their opinion of Gov. Malloy will have no impact on their vote in this year's governor's race.

Voters approve 61 - 32 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is doing.

President Donald Trump gets a negative 30 - 67 percent approval rating.

Connecticut voters support 49 - 35 percent eliminating the state income tax. Support is 66 - 22 percent among Republicans and 60 - 26 percent among independent voters. Democrats are opposed 51 - 32 percent.

Voters say 56 - 35 percent, however, that eliminating the income tax over eight years is not realistic.

Voters support 63 - 33 percent raising the Connecticut minimum wage from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour. Republicans are the only listed group against raising the minimum wage.

Connecticut voters oppose 53 - 40 percent putting tolls on state highways.

"President Donald Trump seems to loom more largely in the minds of Connecticut voters than Gov. Dannel Malloy. Voters both approve and disapprove more strongly of President Trump," Dr. Schwartz added.

"While there's been a lot more talk about eliminating the income tax, voters are much more supportive of raising the minimum wage. Voters' opinions on issues such as these may be contributing to Lamont's lead."

From August 16 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,029 Connecticut voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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

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1. How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for governor; a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                32%    40%    36%    26%    34%    31%    35%    35%
Some                 36     38     35     38     34     37     38     39
Only a little        20     16     18     23     20     19     19     17
None at all          12      6     11     13     12     12      8     10
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
A lot                12%    21%    40%    48%    38%    32%    35%    25%
Some                 28     39     39     34     37     40     38     27
Only a little        29     26     17     11     17     19     18     27
None at all          31     13      4      6      8      9      9     22
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
2. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat, Bob Stefanowski the Republican, Oz Griebel running as an independent candidate, and Rod Hanscomb the Libertarian Party candidate, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Lamont               46%     8%    81%    30%    40%    50%    47%    38%
Stefanowski          33     83      3     37     39     27     33     44
Griebel               4      2      2      7      4      4      6      1
Hanscomb              1      -      1      3      2      1      1      2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      1      4      2      2      1      3
DK/NA                14      6     11     18     12     15     11     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Lamont               40%    48%    47%    45%    37%    48%    43%    56%
Stefanowski          26     32     35     37     45     32     38     15
Griebel               4      4      4      3      4      4      4      3
Hanscomb              4      2      -      1      2      1      2      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      2      2      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                23     11     11     11      9     13     11     21
 
                     MALLOY JOB    TRUMP JOB
                     App    Dis    App    Dis
 
Lamont               79%    32%     5%    65%
Stefanowski           3     46     82     11
Griebel               1      5      2      5
Hanscomb              1      2      2      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      3      2
DK/NA                15     12      6     16
 
 
2a. If the only candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat and Bob Stefanowski the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Lamont               53%    10%    90%    38%    47%    59%    52%    42%
Stefanowski          37     87      3     45     44     31     38     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      1      7      4      3      4      3
DK/NA                 6      3      5     10      4      8      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Lamont               59%    54%    53%    47%    41%    54%    48%    72%
Stefanowski          34     35     39     40     50     36     42     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      5      3      3      4      3      4      3
DK/NA                 4      6      6      9      4      8      6      6
 
* Results based on all registered voters. Question asked of respondents who did not choose Lamont or Stefanowski Q2. Respondents who named Lamont or Stefanowski in Q2 assigned to initial preference.


3. Is your opinion of Ned Lamont favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            44%    15%    71%    31%    39%    47%    46%    38%
Unfavorable          28     61      6     34     36     20     30     34
Hvn't hrd enough     27     23     22     32     23     31     23     26
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      2      1      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            37%    39%    50%    45%    36%    48%    42%    50%
Unfavorable          18     28     31     32     40     25     32     13
Hvn't hrd enough     44     33     18     20     21     26     24     37
REFUSED               2      -      1      3      2      2      2      -
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Bob Stefanowski favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            33%    77%     8%    37%    39%    28%    33%    41%
Unfavorable          31      6     52     22     26     35     33     30
Hvn't hrd enough     35     16     38     40     34     35     32     28
REFUSED               1      2      2      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            23%    37%    36%    37%    43%    31%    37%    21%
Unfavorable          28     27     31     31     27     36     32     29
Hvn't hrd enough     48     34     33     31     29     32     30     49
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Oz Griebel favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            10%    10%     8%    12%    12%     8%    11%     5%
Unfavorable           6     10      5      5      9      4      9      5
Hvn't hrd enough     83     78     86     82     78     88     79     89
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            10%    11%    10%     8%    11%     6%     8%    13%
Unfavorable           2      6      9      5     11      4      7      2
Hvn't hrd enough     86     82     79     87     76     90     84     83
REFUSED               3      1      1      -      2      -      1      2
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Rod Hanscomb favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             4%     7%     4%     2%     5%     3%     3%     4%
Unfavorable           5      6      5      4      5      4      4      4
Hvn't hrd enough     91     86     91     92     89     92     92     91
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable             9%     3%     3%     4%     5%     2%     4%     6%
Unfavorable           3      5      5      5      5      3      4      5
Hvn't hrd enough     89     92     92     89     90     93     92     88
REFUSED               -      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
7. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Chris Murphy the Democrat and Matthew Corey the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Murphy               59%    14%    91%    51%    52%    65%    59%    48%
Corey                31     78      3     35     41     22     32     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      3      2      2      -      3
DK/NA                 8      6      4     11      4     11      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Murphy               67%    58%    56%    57%    46%    61%    54%    77%
Corey                23     28     35     34     47     27     36     12
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      -      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      5      1      1      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                 6      9      8      8      5     10      8      8
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Chris Murphy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            58%    20%    88%    50%    52%    64%    61%    50%
Unfavorable          28     69      4     31     35     22     27     38
Hvn't hrd enough     13     10      8     16     12     13     11     11
REFUSED               1      2      -      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            62%    58%    58%    59%    51%    61%    56%    69%
Unfavorable          18     25     33     32     39     25     32     13
Hvn't hrd enough     18     15      8      9      9     12     11     16
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Matthew Corey favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            18%    45%     4%    19%    27%    10%    17%    23%
Unfavorable          14      5     24      9     15     13     16     10
Hvn't hrd enough     67     50     70     71     57     76     66     66
REFUSED               1      -      2      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            12%    20%    21%    18%    29%    11%    20%    12%
Unfavorable          18     11     15     11     15     12     13     16
Hvn't hrd enough     68     69     63     71     55     76     66     70
REFUSED               2      -      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as governor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              25%     4%    41%    17%    22%    28%    23%    16%
Disapprove           67     94     48     77     70     65     69     78
DK/NA                 8      3     10      6      8      8      8      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              28%    24%    25%    23%    19%    22%    20%    42%
Disapprove           62     71     68     69     75     72     73     46
DK/NA                10      6      7      8      6      7      7     12
 
 
10a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as governor? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q10) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly      6%     1%    12%     4%     6%     7%     4%     3%
Approve smwht        18      3     30     13     15     21     19     13
Disapprove smwht     20     11     25     21     17     23     22     21
Disapprove strongly  47     82     23     55     53     41     46     57
DK/NA                 8      3     11      7      9      8      8      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve strongly      6%     6%     6%     7%     3%     4%     4%    15%
Approve smwht        22     17     18     16     15     18     16     27
Disapprove smwht     28     23     16     18     17     26     22     14
Disapprove strongly  34     48     53     51     57     46     51     33
DK/NA                10      6      8      9      7      7      7     12
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Murphy is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              62%    21%    89%    58%    54%    70%    64%    53%
Disapprove           28     71      3     30     38     19     27     38
DK/NA                10      9      7     12      8     11      9      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              67%    63%    60%    62%    49%    68%    59%    74%
Disapprove           20     25     34     31     43     22     32     14
DK/NA                13     12      6      7      8     10      9     12
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              61%    21%    87%    57%    52%    69%    62%    53%
Disapprove           32     76      7     36     42     23     31     42
DK/NA                 7      3      6      7      6      7      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              61%    66%    58%    62%    46%    69%    58%    73%
Disapprove           23     29     38     35     48     25     36     18
DK/NA                16      5      4      4      6      6      6      9
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              30%    70%     4%    36%    39%    21%    25%    42%
Disapprove           67     26     94     60     58     76     72     56
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      3      3      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              23%    30%    33%    31%    41%    25%    32%    18%
Disapprove           74     70     63     64     56     73     65     78
DK/NA                 3      -      4      5      4      2      3      4
 
 
13a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q13) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     18%    49%     2%    19%    25%    13%    15%    25%
Approve smwht        11     20      1     17     14      9     10     17
Disapprove smwht      8     10      3     11      8      9      9      7
Disapprove strongly  59     15     91     49     50     67     63     48
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      4      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve strongly     11%    18%    19%    22%    25%    14%    19%    13%
Approve smwht        12     12     13      8     16     11     13      5
Disapprove smwht      9      9      9      7      8      8      8      9
Disapprove strongly  65     60     53     56     47     64     56     67
DK/NA                 3      1      5      6      4      2      3      5
 
 
14. How satisfied are you with the choice of candidates for governor this year; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied       11%    15%    12%     8%    10%    12%    12%    11%
Smwht satisfied      59     61     60     58     56     61     59     60
Smwht dissatisfied   19     18     16     23     19     19     18     18
Very dissatisfied     6      4      7      5      8      4      7      7
DK/NA                 5      2      4      5      6      4      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Very satisfied        7%     9%    13%    16%    11%    12%    12%    11%
Smwht satisfied      63     54     59     58     58     60     59     57
Smwht dissatisfied   17     25     18     18     17     19     18     20
Very dissatisfied     7      5      7      4     10      5      7      2
DK/NA                 7      6      3      4      4      3      3     10
 
 
15. Does your opinion of - Governor Malloy make you more likely to vote for Ned Lamont for governor this November, more likely to vote for Bob Stefanowski for governor, or does your opinion of Governor Malloy not have an impact on your vote for governor in November?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More for Lamont       9%     2%    16%     5%     9%     8%     6%     8%
More for Stefanowski 24     61      2     27     32     17     26     31
No impact            63     36     76     62     55     70     66     56
MORE SMONE ELSE(VOL)  -      -      -      1      -      -      1      -
DK/NA                 4      1      5      5      4      4      1      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
More for Lamont       8%     6%     9%    11%     6%     7%     7%    15%
More for Stefanowski 14     26     27     27     37     21     28      9
No impact            74     63     61     55     55     67     61     69
MORE SMONE ELSE(VOL)  -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 4      5      3      6      2      4      3      7
 
 
16. Does your opinion of - President Trump make you more likely to vote for Ned Lamont for governor this November, more likely to vote for Bob Stefanowski for governor, or does your opinion of President Trump not have an impact on your vote for governor in November?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More for Lamont      31%     5%    58%    20%    26%    36%    33%    28%
More for Stefanowski  9     25      2      8     10      8      7     15
No impact            57     69     38     69     62     52     59     53
MORE SMONE ELSE(VOL)  -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 3      1      2      2      2      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
More for Lamont      34%    30%    30%    31%    25%    36%    31%    35%
More for Stefanowski  5      7      8     16     11     10     11      4
No impact            58     61     61     50     62     52     56     57
MORE SMONE ELSE(VOL)  -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 3      2      1      3      2      2      2      4
 
 
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?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        2%     1%     4%     1%     2%     2%     1%     2%
Smwht satisfied      28     10     42     22     24     32     28     22
Smwht dissatisfied   32     25     36     34     28     37     36     31
Very dissatisfied    37     64     18     43     45     29     34     44
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      -      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Very satisfied        1%     2%     2%     3%     1%     2%     2%     4%
Smwht satisfied      36     28     23     29     23     27     25     40
Smwht dissatisfied   42     35     28     26     26     40     34     29
Very dissatisfied    21     35     46     41     48     30     39     27
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      1      -      1      -
 
 
18. Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             1%     1%     2%     1%     2%     1%     1%     2%
Good                 25     11     33     23     22     28     25     20
Not so good          39     32     44     40     38     40     41     40
Poor                 32     55     17     35     37     29     32     35
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      2      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Excellent             1%     2%     1%     3%     1%     2%     1%     2%
Good                 36     23     23     22     20     25     23     34
Not so good          46     39     37     35     39     42     41     35
Poor                 15     35     38     38     38     29     33     28
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      2      2      2      2
 
 
19. Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               12%    12%    13%    10%    13%    11%    13%    10%
Worse                36     51     25     39     36     35     37     37
The same             49     36     56     49     50     49     47     50
DK/NA                 3      1      6      1      1      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Better               12%    13%    11%    14%    11%    12%    12%    14%
Worse                29     40     40     34     38     36     37     30
The same             55     47     47     47     49     48     48     52
DK/NA                 4      1      2      5      2      4      3      4
 
 
20. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better off           40%    34%    43%    42%    46%    35%    40%    38%
Worse off            30     38     22     33     27     32     27     32
SAME(VOL)            28     24     33     24     25     30     32     27
DK/NA                 2      4      2      1      2      2      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Better off           63%    40%    37%    26%    43%    35%    39%    45%
Worse off            20     30     38     31     29     29     29     31
SAME(VOL)            15     28     25     41     25     33     29     23
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      2      2      2      1
 
 
21. Do you support or oppose eliminating the state income tax?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              49%    66%    32%    60%    53%    46%    46%    53%
Oppose               35     22     51     26     35     35     41     32
DK/NA                16     12     17     14     12     20     13     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Support              33%    51%    53%    55%    53%    45%    49%    49%
Oppose               43     31     36     34     37     38     37     28
DK/NA                24     17     11     11     10     17     14     23
 
 
22. Do you think phasing out the state income tax over 8 years is realistic or not realistic?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Realistic        35%    50%    23%    40%    41%    30%    34%    36%
No                   56     42     69     54     53     59     60     56
DK/NA                 8      9      8      6      5     11      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes/Realistic        35%    35%    38%    37%    41%    30%    35%    36%
No                   56     57     57     55     56     60     58     53
DK/NA                 9      8      5      8      3     10      7     10
 
 
23. Do you support or oppose raising the state minimum wage from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              63%    33%    85%    56%    52%    73%    60%    56%
Oppose               33     63     12     40     44     24     36     38
DK/NA                 4      4      3      4      4      3      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Support              65%    63%    58%    67%    48%    68%    58%    80%
Oppose               33     33     37     28     47     28     37     18
DK/NA                 1      3      5      5      5      4      4      2
 
 
24. Do you support or oppose allowing adults in Connecticut to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              59%    50%    68%    56%    65%    55%    63%    56%
Oppose               36     48     26     39     32     40     34     39
DK/NA                 5      2      6      5      3      6      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Support              78%    65%    57%    42%    65%    55%    60%    59%
Oppose               20     31     38     51     32     39     36     36
DK/NA                 2      4      4      7      3      5      4      5
 
 
25. Do you support or oppose putting tolls on state highways in Connecticut?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              40%    26%    50%    37%    38%    43%    48%    33%
Oppose               53     69     43     58     58     49     47     61
DK/NA                 6      5      7      5      4      8      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Support              30%    41%    43%    46%    39%    44%    42%    36%
Oppose               64     55     51     47     57     49     53     54
DK/NA                 5      5      6      7      3      7      5     10