October 23, 2015 - Clinton Back On Top In Iowa Democratic Caucus, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Debate Viewers Say 2-1 Clinton Topped Sanders Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is back on top among Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants, with 51 percent, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont with 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to results of a September 10 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University showing Sanders at 41 percent, with Clinton at 40 percent.

Today, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley gets 4 percent of Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants, with no other candidate even scoring 1 percent and 4 percent undecided.

The wide gender gap among Democrats continues as Sanders leads Clinton 51 - 39 percent among men, while Clinton leads Sanders 59 - 33 percent among women.

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb jumps to the top of the negative list as 24 percent of likely Democratic Caucus-goers say they definitely would not vote for him, followed by former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee at 21 percent.

Clinton and Sanders have similarly high favorability ratings, 82 - 16 percent for Clinton and 83 - 8 percent for Sanders.

"A strong debate performance doesn't always translate into better poll numbers, but it sure did for Hillary Clinton. Likely Iowa Caucus participants who watched or listened to the debate scored it 2 - 1 for the former secretary of state," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Clinton had been losing momentum among the key Iowa Caucus participants and last month was tied with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who seemed to have the momentum in Iowa and nationally. But the debate seemed to reverse that trend and once again she is the leader of the pack in Iowa," Brown added.

Among the 48 percent of Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants who watched or listened to last week's Democratic debate, 62 percent say Clinton did the best job, with 31 percent for Sanders and 3 percent for O'Malley.

Chafee did the worst job, 39 percent say, and 37 percent say Webb did worst.

Rating Clinton's personal qualities, Iowa Democrats say:
  • 70 - 24 percent that she is honest and trustworthy;
  • 92 - 7 percent that she has strong leadership qualities;
  • 83 - 15 percent that she cares about their needs and problems;
  • 92 - 7 percent that she has the right kind of experience to be president.
Rating Sanders, Democrats say:
  • 87 - 5 percent that he is honest and trustworthy;
  • 71 - 17 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 86 - 7 percent that he cares about their needs and problems;
  • 60 - 27 percent that he has the right kind of experience to be president.
From October 14 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 592 likely Iowa Democratic Caucus participants with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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

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

3. If the Democratic caucus were being held today, and the candidates were Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Larry Lessig, Martin O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders, who would you support? (If undecided) If you had to choose today, would you support Chafee, Clinton, Lessig, O'Malley, or Sanders? (Matchup includes the second choice of Biden and Webb voters)
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              51     42     55     56     39     59
Lessig                -      1      -      -      1      -
O'Malley              4      3      5      4      5      3
Sanders              40     52     38     33     51     33
DK/NA                 4      2      2      7      4      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              50     53     23     52     64     73     53     48     47     58
Lessig                1      -      -      2      -      -      -      1      -      1
O'Malley              4      4      5      5      3      3      7      -      3      5
Sanders              43     38     67     42     28     20     39     47     47     32
DK/NA                 3      5      6      -      4      4      1      4      3      3
 
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Chafee                -      -      -      -
Clinton              37     69     63     41
Lessig                -      1      1      -
O'Malley              1      2      5      3
Sanders              60     22     29     53
DK/NA                 2      6      2      3
 
 
4. Are there any of these candidates you would definitely not support for the Democratic nomination for president? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Biden                 6%     3%     5%     9%     4%     7%
Chafee               21     20     23     20     21     21
Clinton               9      5     12      9     14      6
Lessig                9      8      8     11      7     11
O'Malley              8      7      7     10      8      8
Sanders               4      2      2      6      3      4
Webb                 24     31     22     21     25     24
No/No one            46     52     45     44     45     47
DK/NA                 8      3      7     10      5      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Biden                 4%     7%     4%     6%     6%     8%     7%     4%     4%     5%
Chafee               26     16     12     24     21     29     18     18     21     29
Clinton               5     12     21      4      8      1      9     11     12      4
Lessig               11      8      2     12     11     13      7      8     10     13
O'Malley              6     10      5     10      8     12      8      9     12      5
Sanders               3      5      -      5      4      9      3      5      5      2
Webb                 30     19     20     23     27     29     19     24     24     28
No/No one            46     47     45     49     49     42     52     42     47     48
DK/NA                 5     10      6      9      6     10      8     11      5      4
 
 
Q57-63. Summary Table - Is your opinion of [Candidate] favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him/her? Table ranked by net favorability (Favorable - Unfavorable).
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS...........
                                   Hvn't
                     Fav    Unfav  hrdEn  REF    NetFav
Sanders              83      8      9      -     75
Biden                78     10     11      1     68
Clinton              82     16      1      1     66
O'Malley             40     12     48      1     28
Lessig                9      7     83      1      2
Chafee               10     30     59      1     -20
Webb                 12     32     55      1     -20
 
 
57. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            78%    87%    88%    64%    82%    76%
Unfavorable          10      8      5     15      8     11
Hvn't hrd enough     11      5      7     19     10     12
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            87%    72%    70%    82%    82%    79%    72%    74%    80%    92%
Unfavorable           5     13     12     10      8     10     14     11      8      4
Hvn't hrd enough      7     15     18      8     10      8     13     14     11      3
REFUSED               1      -      -      -      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
 
58. Is your opinion of Lincoln Chafee favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            10%    14%     7%     8%    14%     7%
Unfavorable          30     33     35     24     32     29
Hvn't hrd enough     59     51     57     67     53     63
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            10%    10%     8%    11%    12%     7%     7%    12%     7%    12%
Unfavorable          35     26     29     27     30     34     33     26     29     33
Hvn't hrd enough     54     64     62     61     57     57     59     61     63     52
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      2      2      -      1      1      3
 
 
59. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            82%    88%    82%    78%    74%    88%
Unfavorable          16     11     18     18     24     10
Hvn't hrd enough      1      -      -      3      1      2
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            85%    81%    69%    85%    86%    92%    83%    84%    79%    85%
Unfavorable          12     18     31     13     11      4     16     14     20     12
Hvn't hrd enough      2      1      -      2      2      2      1      1      1      1
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      2      1      1      -      1
 
 
60. Is your opinion of Larry Lessig favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Favorable             9%    12%     9%     6%    16%     4%
Unfavorable           7      7      7      7      8      7
Hvn't hrd enough     83     80     84     86     75     89
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Favorable             9%     8%    13%    12%     6%     2%    10%     7%    12%     6%
Unfavorable           6      8      1      7      7     15      7      6      6      6
Hvn't hrd enough     85     83     86     79     86     82     83     87     81     88
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      1      -      -      1      -
 
 
61. Is your opinion of Martin O'Malley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            40%    54%    42%    28%    46%    36%
Unfavorable          12     11     12     13     11     13
Hvn't hrd enough     48     34     46     59     43     51
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            51%    31%    37%    45%    40%    38%    33%    37%    41%    53%
Unfavorable          11     12     12      6     12     17     17      9     11      9
Hvn't hrd enough     37     56     51     48     47     45     50     54     47     37
REFUSED               -      1      -      1      1      -      -      -      1      1
 
 
62. Is your opinion of Bernie Sanders favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            83%    95%    85%    74%    89%    79%
Unfavorable           8      4      6     12      5      9
Hvn't hrd enough      9      1      9     13      6     11
REFUSED               -      -      -      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            93%    76%    87%    86%    81%    79%    76%    87%    83%    92%
Unfavorable           5     10      3      7     10     13      9      7      9      5
Hvn't hrd enough      3     14     10      7      8      8     14      5      8      2
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      1      1      1      1      -      -
 
 
63. Is your opinion of Jim Webb favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            12%    10%    11%    14%    17%     9%
Unfavorable          32     43     33     24     34     31
Hvn't hrd enough     55     45     55     62     48     60
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            17%     9%    12%    11%    13%    12%     8%    10%    14%    14%
Unfavorable          35     29     31     27     36     34     32     28     29     40
Hvn't hrd enough     47     62     57     60     51     52     60     62     56     45
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      1      -      -      1      1
 
 
64. Regardless of who you are voting for, which Democratic candidate do you think can best handle - the economy?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Biden                 9%     6%    13%     8%    12%     7%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              41     35     41     45     33     46
Lessig                -      -      -      -      -      -
O'Malley              3      3      3      3      4      2
Sanders              39     54     37     29     46     34
Webb                  -      -      -      1      1      -
DK/NA                 8      2      6     14      4     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Biden                 6%    11%     7%     7%    12%     9%    11%     5%     9%    10%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              40     42     26     41     49     50     38     44     38     45
Lessig                -      -      1      -      -      -      -      1      -      -
O'Malley              4      2      3      3      2      4      3      1      3      4
Sanders              43     35     53     43     32     24     41     43     40     37
Webb                  -      1      1      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 6      9      9      5      5     12      7      6     10      4
 
 
65. Regardless of who you are voting for, which Democratic candidate do you think can best handle - foreign policy?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Biden                12%     9%    11%    16%    16%    10%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              67     68     69     64     59     72
Lessig                -      -      -      -      -      -
O'Malley              1      2      -      2      2      1
Sanders              14     17     12     12     19     10
Webb                  1      -      -      2      1      1
DK/NA                 5      3      7      5      3      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Biden                12%    12%    12%    11%    13%    14%     7%    13%    16%    13%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              71     65     49     73     74     76     55     68     67     81
Lessig                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
O'Malley              1      1      2      -      2      1      3      -      2      -
Sanders              11     16     28     12      7      4     24     14     11      4
Webb                  1      1      2      1      -      1      -      -      2      1
DK/NA                 4      6      7      3      3      5     11      4      1      1
 
 
66. Regardless of who you are voting for, which Democratic candidate do you think can best handle - gun policy?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Biden                11%    10%    10%    14%    13%    10%
Chafee                -      -      1      -      -      -
Clinton              43     44     45     40     33     50
Lessig                -      1      -      -      1      -
O'Malley              5      6      5      3      7      3
Sanders              24     28     21     24     34     18
Webb                  1      -      2      -      -      1
DK/NA                16     12     15     19     14     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Biden                10%    12%    13%    14%     9%     8%    10%     7%    16%    12%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      1      -      -      1      -      -
Clinton              47     41     21     41     53     62     36     50     38     50
Lessig                1      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -      1
O'Malley              5      4      8      4      3      4      4      1      4      9
Sanders              24     24     40     23     18     11     26     29     27     17
Webb                  -      1      2      -      -      -      -      -      2      -
DK/NA                14     18     16     17     16     15     22     13     14     10
 
 
67. Regardless of who you are voting for, which Democratic candidate do you think can best handle - health care?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Biden                 8%     8%     7%     8%    10%     7%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              49     45     49     52     33     59
Lessig                -      -      -      -      -      -
O'Malley              2      1      -      3      3      1
Sanders              37     43     39     31     49     29
Webb                  1      -      -      2      -      1
DK/NA                 4      3      5      5      5      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Biden                 9%     7%     8%     8%     9%     7%     7%     6%     9%    10%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              43     54     25     49     57     70     53     45     44     49
Lessig                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
O'Malley              2      1      -      2      3      2      3      -      2      2
Sanders              40     33     61     36     26     16     35     46     38     35
Webb                  -      1      2      -      -      -      -      -      2      -
DK/NA                 5      4      3      5      5      5      2      3      5      4
 
 
68. Regardless of who you are voting for, which Democratic candidate do you think can best handle - education?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Biden                 8%     5%    10%    11%    10%     8%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              42     36     39     49     28     52
Lessig                -      1      -      -      -      -
O'Malley              3      4      3      3      4      3
Sanders              35     47     38     23     48     26
Webb                  -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                11      7     11     14     10     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Biden                 7%    10%    10%     8%    10%     6%     6%     8%    10%    12%
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              40     44     19     45     49     63     45     45     36     44
Lessig                -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -      1
O'Malley              3      3      3      2      3      5      4      2      3      4
Sanders              35     34     57     36     25     15     37     35     41     30
Webb                  -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                14      9     12      7     13     11      9     10     11      9
 
 
69. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  70%    75%    65%    68%    60%    77%
No                   24     22     30     22     35     16
DK/NA                 6      3      5     10      5      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  68%    72%    56%    72%    73%    83%    68%    63%    72%    73%
No                   24     24     37     23     23      8     26     28     23     23
DK/NA                 8      5      6      5      5      9      7      9      5      4
 
 
70. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  87%    97%    88%    81%    94%    83%
No                    5      -      5      8      1      7
DK/NA                 8      3      7     11      5     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  93%    83%    90%    88%    86%    85%    82%    88%    90%    95%
No                    1      8      4      6      6      3      8      3      4      2
DK/NA                 6     10      6      7      8     12     10      9      6      3
 
 
71. Would you say that - Joe Biden is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  87%    89%    89%    84%    89%    86%
No                    6      5      7      8      7      6
DK/NA                 7      6      5      8      4      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  92%    83%    81%    88%    88%    92%    79%    82%    90%    98%
No                    4      8      8      8      6      2      6     11      7      1
DK/NA                 5      9     11      4      6      6     15      8      3      1
 
 
72. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  92%    91%    92%    93%    87%    95%
No                    7      8      8      4     11      5
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      3      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  95%    90%    86%    96%    92%    93%    88%    94%    91%    96%
No                    4      9     13      4      6      4     10      5      7      4
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      1      3      2      1      1      -
 
 
73. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  71%    77%    72%    67%    77%    68%
No                   17     14     17     18     15     18
DK/NA                12      8     11     15      9     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  79%    65%    77%    78%    69%    60%    62%    75%    77%    73%
No                   11     21     14     15     17     23     22     11     15     16
DK/NA                 9     14      9      8     14     17     16     14      8     11
 
 
74. Would you say that - Joe Biden has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  83%    87%    85%    78%    89%    79%
No                   13     10     13     17      8     16
DK/NA                 4      3      3      5      3      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  84%    82%    80%    83%    85%    84%    80%    78%    83%    90%
No                   10     15     17     13     11     11     15     17     14      6
DK/NA                 5      3      3      4      4      5      5      5      3      4
 
 
75. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  83%    86%    85%    81%    74%    89%
No                   15     12     15     17     23     10
DK/NA                 2      2      -      2      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  84%    83%    75%    85%    84%    93%    82%    84%    81%    87%
No                   14     16     25     15     12      5     16     16     18     12
DK/NA                 2      1      -      1      4      2      2      -      2      1
 
 
76. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  86%    93%    86%    81%    93%    82%
No                    7      3      6      9      4      9
DK/NA                 7      4      7     10      3     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  92%    81%    90%    87%    85%    82%    79%    93%    88%    92%
No                    5      8      3      7      7      9     14      2      6      3
DK/NA                 3     10      6      6      8      9      8      4      7      5
 
 
77. Would you say that - Joe Biden cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  83%    88%    86%    76%    88%    79%
No                    9      5      9     13      6     11
DK/NA                 8      6      5     11      6      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  89%    78%    76%    87%    84%    86%    72%    81%    86%    95%
No                    4     13     13     10      7      5     17     11      4      3
DK/NA                 8      8     11      3     10      9     11      8     10      2
 
 
78. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  92%    96%    92%    90%    88%    94%
No                    7      4      8      8     11      5
DK/NA                 1      -      -      2      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  96%    89%    85%    97%    92%    96%    88%    85%    97%    97%
No                    3     10     14      3      8      2     11     13      3      3
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      -      2      1      2      -      -
 
 
79. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  60%    73%    60%    50%    69%    54%
No                   27     18     31     33     24     29
DK/NA                13      9     10     17      7     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  68%    53%    77%    60%    56%    42%    54%    62%    63%    62%
No                   21     32     12     27     34     39     32     19     24     33
DK/NA                11     15     11     13     10     19     14     18     13      6
 
 
80. Would you say that - Joe Biden has the right kind of experience to be President or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  92%    97%    94%    87%    95%    90%
No                    7      3      6     10      4      8
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      -      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  97%    89%    93%    91%    94%    88%    86%    90%    96%    98%
No                    2     10      7      9      4      6     12      8      3      2
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      1      5      2      1      -      -
 
 
81. Would you say that - Hillary Clinton shares your values or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  78%    82%    81%    73%    69%    84%
No                   19     15     17     23     28     12
DK/NA                 3      3      2      5      3      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  79%    78%    66%    79%    82%    89%    81%    73%    73%    84%
No                   16     20     32     16     16      7     16     24     23     14
DK/NA                 4      3      2      5      2      4      3      3      3      2
 
 
82. Would you say that - Bernie Sanders shares your values or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  77%    90%    79%    68%    85%    72%
No                   13      3     15     21     11     15
DK/NA                 9      7      6     11      4     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  85%    71%    88%    77%    74%    68%    73%    77%    81%    84%
No                    8     17      9     11     17     19     19     14     12      8
DK/NA                 6     12      3     12     10     13      9      9      7      8
 
 
83. Would you say that - Joe Biden shares your values or not?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  79%    84%    87%    71%    84%    76%
No                   13     10      8     17     11     14
DK/NA                 9      6      5     12      5     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  87%    73%    74%    79%    80%    84%    71%    70%    83%    89%
No                    6     18     18     13     11      6     21     15      9      6
DK/NA                 7     10      7      9      8     10      8     15      8      4
 
 
84. Thinking about the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, which of the following is most important to you: Someone who shares your values, cares about the needs and problems of people like you, has strong leadership qualities, is honest and trustworthy, has the right kind of experience, or has the best chance of winning?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Shares values        12%    19%    11%     8%    19%     8%
Cares needs/problems 30     32     31     30     26     33
Strong leadership    18     13     14     24     13     20
Honest/trustworthy   12     10     11     13     13     12
Right experience      8      7     10      9      8      9
Best chance/winning  16     16     20     14     20     13
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      2      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Shares values        17%     9%    10%    16%    13%    12%     9%    16%     9%    20%
Cares needs/problems 24     35     39     38     25     17     36     41     29     22
Strong leadership    15     20     21      8     21     20     23     12     18     13
Honest/trustworthy   10     14     16     10     12     10     12     14     14      9
Right experience      9      8      3      8     10     14     10      7      6     10
Best chance/winning  23     10     10     17     18     20      5      8     23     25
DK/NA                 3      4      1      3      1      8      4      1      1      1
 
 
85. As you may know, CNN held a debate among the Democratic presidential candidates on Tuesday, October 13th. Which of the following statements best describes you: I watched or listened to all or most of the debate; I did not watch or listen to the debate, but I paid close attention to news stories about it afterwards; I did not watch or listen to the debate or pay close attention to news stories about it?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS.............................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom
 
Watched/listened     48%    54%    50%    43%    48%    49%
Paid attn to news    40     43     39     39     40     40
Did not watch/listen
 or pay close attn   11      2     10     18     11     11
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS..............    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Watched/listened     52%    45%    43%    46%    47%    61%    43%    44%    50%    56%
Paid attn to news    40     41     46     40     41     31     41     42     41     40
Did not watch/listen
 or pay close attn    8     13     10     13     12      8     16     13      9      4
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      1      -      -      2      1      -
 
 
86. (If watched/listened to debate q85) Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you think did the best job in Tuesday night's debate; Chafee, Clinton, O'Malley, Sanders, or Webb?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS..............................
                     WATCHED/LISTENED TO DEBATE Q85.......................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Chafee                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Clinton              62     57     72     61     47     71     57     65
O'Malley              3      2      1      4      6      1      6      1
Sanders              31     39     26     29     46     22     32     32
Webb                  -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
DK/NA                 3      2      1      6      1      4      4      2
 
 
87. (If watched/listened to debate q85) And which of those candidates do you think did the worst job in the debate?
                     LIKELY DEM CAUCUS-GOERS..............................
                     WATCHED/LISTENED TO DEBATE Q85.......................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Chafee               39%    44%    43%    31%    40%    38%    40%    37%
Clinton               6      3      4      9      6      6      1      9
O'Malley              7      4      3     13      5      8      7      7
Sanders               1      -      -      3      2      -      -      2
Webb                 37     42     43     27     42     34     42     33
DK/NA                11      7      7     16      6     14      9     12
 

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