Hilary Clinton | Joe Biden | United States Government

Peter Brown, Assistant Director, Quinnipiac University Polling Institute (203) 535-6203 Rubenstein Associates, Inc.

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FOR RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2013

HILLARY CLINTON IS MOST POPULAR NATIONAL FIGURE, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY NATIONAL POLL FINDS; OBAMA APPROVAL SINKS AFTER REELECTION
 

President Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, but today the former Senator and Secretary of State is more popular, with a 61 – 34 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to the president’s 51 – 46 percent favorability, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.   President Obama has a split 46 – 45 percent job approval, according to the independent Quinnipiac (KWUIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll, down from 53 – 40 percent approval among registered voters in December, a month after his re-election. Today’s figure is closer to the president’s negative 45 – 49 percent job approval in July, in the middle of his reelection campaign, and similar to his job score for much of his first term. Ms. Clinton’s favorability is higher than those measured for other national figures: • • • • • • • 46 – 41 percent for Vice President Joseph Biden; 25 – 29 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 45 percent who don’t know enough about him to form an opinion; 20 – 42 percent for House Speaker John Boehner; 27 – 15 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 57 percent who don’t know enough; 34 – 36 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan; 43 – 33 percent for new Secretary of State John Kerry; 14 – 18 percent for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, with 67 percent who don’t know enough about him. “Hillary Clinton ends her term as Secretary of State and the bruising inquiry into the Benghazi murders as easily the most popular actor on the American political stage today,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “After an initial burst of reelection enthusiasm for President Barack Obama, we may be seeing a return to the age of the polarized electorate.” -more-

Quinnipiac University Poll/February 8, 2013 – page 2 “The difference in favorability ratings for the two leaders lies in Clinton’s ability to win thumbs up from many more independent voters and Republicans than does the president,” said Brown. “The lower approval numbers for the president could be because once the election afterglow is gone, governing inevitably requires decisions that make some voters unhappy.” A total of 68 percent of American voters are “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with the way things are going today, while 31 percent are “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied.” In an open-ended question, where respondents can provide any answer, a total of 45 percent of voters with a favorable opinion of Clinton said the main reason is her job performance, experience and competence. Among those with an unfavorable opinion, 21 percent cite the Benghazi controversy, followed by 13 percent who cite her political philosophy, 11 percent who say she is not honest or trustworthy and 7 percent who list poor job performance. A total of 30 percent of voters with a favorable opinion of Biden cite the main reason as job performance, experience and competence, with 7 percent who say he is straightforward or direct and 5 percent each who say he is a good negotiator and, that he cares about people and that he is honest and trustworthy. A total of 24 percent who don’t like Biden cite job performance, experience and competence, with 7 percent each faulting his political philosophy and policies in general. American voters approve 49 – 20 percent of the president’s choice of John Kerry to replace Clinton as Secretary of State. But voters are divided 21 – 20 percent, with 58 percent undecided, on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. From January 30 – February 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,772 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.3 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 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.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 46% 45 9 Rep 7% 87 6 Dem 87% 7 6 Ind 40% 47 13 Men 40% 50 10 Wom 52% 39 8 Wht 38% 53 9 Blk 87% 3 11 Hsp 64% 28 8 Mltry HsHld 37% 56 7

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 51% 44 5 32% 57 11 31% 60 9 44% 52 4 35% 56 9 41% 50 9 20% 72 8 44% 49 7

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55% 39 5 43% 47 11

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 49% 40 11 46% 47 7 45% 50 5

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 43% 39 18 46% 48 7 49% 44 7 47% 45 8

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (*High also 59% Mar 2009) APPROVE....... High Low Jun 04 Oct 06 2009* 2011 59 31 10 41 55 4

Feb 08 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 46 45 9

Dec 06 2012 53 40 8

Jul 11 2012 45 49 6

Apr 19 2012 47 48 5

Nov 23 2011 44 50 6

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 19% 72 8 Rep 41% 51 8 Dem 11% 83 6 Ind 15% 76 10 Men 19% 74 7 Wom 20% 70 10 Wht 20% 72 8 Blk 13% 74 13 Hsp 27% 68 5 Mltry HsHld 18% 75 7

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 18% 77 5 21% 69 10 24% 68 8 22% 71 7 19% 74 7 21% 70 9 27% 63 10 19% 73 7

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 17% 78 5 20% 70 10

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 22% 68 10 20% 73 6 14% 80 6

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 24% 58 18 21% 70 9 17% 78 5 17% 74 8

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job? (*High also 34% Mar 3, 2011 & Mar 2010, **Low also 19% Nov 2011) APPROVE....... High Low Mar 31 Feb 08 2011* 2013** 34 55 11 19 72 8

Feb 08 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 19 72 8

Dec 06 2012 23 69 8

Jul 11 2012 24 68 8

Apr 19 2012 23 66 11

Feb 23 2012 22 71 6

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 33% 59 9 Rep 5% 90 5 Dem 67% 25 8 Ind 23% 66 10 Men 28% 64 8 Wom 37% 54 9 Wht 26% 66 8 Blk 68% 21 11 Hsp 48% 41 11 Mltry HsHld 26% 67 8

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 30% 63 7 23% 68 9 22% 69 8 29% 66 5 23% 70 7 28% 63 9 15% 76 10 30% 64 6

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 33% 59 8 33% 58 9

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 39% 50 11 30% 64 7 26% 66 7

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 33% 50 17 32% 60 8 36% 60 5 30% 60 10

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job? (*Low also 24% Sep 2011, Oct 2011) APPROVE....... High Low Mar 4 Nov 23 2009 2011* 45 45 10 24 69 7

Feb 08 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 33 59 9

Dec 06 2012 37 54 9

Jul 11 2012 29 62 8

Apr 19 2012 27 63 10

Feb 23 2012 26 67 7

4. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? Tot Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 3% 28 28 40 1 Rep 1% 5 25 68 1 Dem 6% 50 29 14 1 Ind 2% 24 32 41 1 Men 3% 26 30 41 1 Wom 4% 30 27 39 1 Wht 2% 23 29 46 1 Blk 10% 51 26 12 Hsp 8% 38 22 30 2 Mltry HsHld 3% 25 21 51 1

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 2% 30 30 38 2% 19 28 50 1 2% 20 24 52 1 27 29 44 2% 22 31 45 1 2% 24 27 47 1 2% 13 22 60 2 1% 29 27 43 -

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 2% 33 30 34 1 4% 25 27 42 1

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 4% 30 26 37 2 3% 25 31 42 1% 27 28 43 -

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 4% 32 29 33 3 2% 29 28 41 4% 25 29 41 1 3% 28 25 42 1

TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? VERY+SMWHT SAT High Low Dec 11 Nov 13 2001 2008 21 47 19 10 3 2 14 38 44 2

Feb 08 2013 Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 3 28 28 40 1

Dec 06 2012 3 32 26 38 1

Jul 11 2012 4 25 29 41 1

Apr 20 2012 3 28 29 40 1

Feb 23 2012 4 26 28 42 1

5. Is your opinion of John Kerry favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Tot Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 43% 33 22 2 Rep 17% 57 23 3 Dem 67% 11 20 2 Ind 42% 35 21 2 Men 41% 39 18 2 Wom 45% 28 25 2 Wht 41% 36 21 2 Blk 55% 14 29 2 Hsp 46% 27 27 Mltry HsHld 38% 44 16 3

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 52% 32 15 2 36% 38 24 2 37% 38 22 3 44% 37 17 2 38% 42 18 2 44% 30 24 2 28% 47 23 2 46% 33 19 2

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 53% 29 16 2 39% 35 25 2

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 45% 28 25 2 43% 37 19 2 41% 39 18 2

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 30% 32 37 1 39% 37 22 2 47% 34 18 2 51% 26 20 3

6. Is your opinion of Chuck Hagel favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Tot Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 14% 18 67 1 Rep 4% 28 65 2 Dem 26% 6 68 1 Ind 13% 20 67 1 Men 16% 23 60 1 Wom 13% 13 72 1 Wht 15% 20 64 1 Blk 11% 7 80 2 Hsp 9% 16 75 Mltry HsHld 14% 23 62 1

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 23% 21 54 1 11% 19 69 1 13% 19 67 1 16% 23 60 1 16% 26 57 1 14% 14 71 1 8% 23 67 1 17% 19 64 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 23% 20 56 2 11% 17 71 1

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 13% 14 72 1 13% 19 66 1 17% 25 57 1

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 9% 10 81 7% 17 74 1 17% 20 62 1 23% 20 55 1

7. Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Tot Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 34% 36 29 1 Rep 63% 9 26 2 Dem 11% 62 27 Ind 34% 34 30 2 Men 39% 35 26 1 Wom 29% 37 32 2 Wht 39% 34 26 1 Blk 11% 46 43 Hsp 25% 35 40 Mltry HsHld 39% 34 26 1

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 37% 47 14 1 39% 28 31 2 43% 27 29 1 45% 33 21 1 42% 34 23 1 36% 34 28 2 50% 19 29 2 39% 38 22 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 33% 49 17 1 34% 30 35 1

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 28% 32 38 2 39% 38 22 1 39% 41 19 -

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 25% 31 42 2 38% 36 25 1 34% 37 28 1 33% 38 27 2

8. Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Tot Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 27% 15 57 1 Rep 45% 4 50 1 Dem 12% 25 61 1 Ind 28% 14 57 1 Men 32% 18 49 1 Wom 23% 12 64 1 Wht 29% 15 56 1 Blk 11% 17 69 2 Hsp 25% 18 57 Mltry HsHld 33% 18 48 1

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 36% 19 44 1 26% 12 61 1 31% 11 56 1 38% 11 50 1 31% 19 48 1 27% 10 62 34% 10 55 31% 12 55 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 34% 20 44 2 24% 13 63 1

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 21% 14 65 1 28% 17 54 1 40% 18 41 1

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 22% 11 66 1 25% 13 62 1 27% 18 53 1 31% 16 52 1

9. Is your opinion of John Boehner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 20% 42 36 2 40% 24 35 2 10% 55 34 19% 44 35 2 22% 46 31 2 19% 39 40 1 23% 42 33 2 9% 45 46 12% 37 50 Mltry HsHld 23% 46 29 2

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 26% 53 20 2 22% 37 40 2 25% 38 36 2 27% 43 28 2 24% 45 30 2 22% 40 36 2 30% 33 35 2 22% 43 32 2

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 23% 55 21 2 19% 37 43 1

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 18% 35 45 1 22% 47 30 2 21% 55 22 2

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 10% 29 60 1 20% 40 39 1 22% 49 28 1 26% 43 28 3

TREND: Is your opinion of John Boehner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Feb 08 2013 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 20 42 36 2 Sep 01 2011 22 31 46 1 Nov 17 2010 20 19 61 1

10. Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 25% 29 45 2 46% 7 46 1 11% 50 38 1 24% 26 48 3 27% 30 42 2 23% 29 47 1 28% 26 45 2 11% 44 45 1 18% 35 45 2 Mltry HsHld 30% 28 39 3

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 32% 29 37 2 26% 24 48 2 30% 20 47 2 37% 22 40 1 30% 27 41 2 26% 24 48 1 32% 20 46 2 30% 25 43 2

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 31% 31 36 2 22% 28 48 2

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 19% 32 47 2 28% 31 40 1 34% 24 41 2

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 7% 28 65 23% 33 43 1 29% 30 40 1 31% 26 39 4

11. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 51% 46 2 2 7% 90 1 2 92% 7 1 1 46% 49 3 3 45% 51 2 1 56% 41 1 2 42% 55 2 2 92% 5 1 2 71% 25 3 2 Mltry HsHld 40% 56 2 2

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 53% 45 2 36% 60 2 2 35% 61 2 2 43% 54 1 2 39% 58 2 1 44% 52 2 2 23% 72 3 2 47% 51 2

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 57% 40 1 2 48% 48 2 2

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 56% 40 3 2 48% 50 1 1 46% 51 1 2

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 53% 41 4 2 50% 48 1 52% 45 1 2 48% 46 2 4

TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? FAVORABLE..... High Low Feb 08 Jul 11 Apr 19 Feb 22 Nov 22 Nov 12 Oct 05 2013 2012 2012 2012 2011 2008 2011 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 51 46 2 2 45 48 4 4 45 49 3 3 47 48 2 2 47 46 4 4 67 19 11 3 42 53 3 3

12. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 61% 34 4 1 27% 68 3 2 91% 5 3 59% 35 5 2 53% 42 4 2 68% 27 4 1 54% 40 4 2 93% 4 3 72% 22 6 Mltry HsHld 51% 44 4 1

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 64% 32 3 1 50% 44 4 2 50% 45 4 1 57% 39 2 1 46% 48 4 2 62% 32 4 2 37% 57 5 1 62% 35 2 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 67% 28 3 1 58% 36 4 2

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 63% 29 5 2 59% 38 3 59% 39 1 1

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 58% 29 10 3 61% 35 3 1 60% 35 3 1 64% 32 3 1

TREND: Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? Feb 08 2013 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 61 34 4 1 May 14 2008 47 44 7 2 Oct 31 2007 46 46 6 2 Aug 15 2007 48 43 6 3 Jun 13 2007 47 45 6 2 May 3 2007 44 46 7 3 Feb 21 2007 46 45 7 2

13. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Tot Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 46% 41 11 2 Rep 11% 79 8 2 Dem 78% 11 11 Ind 41% 41 15 3 Men 40% 47 12 1 Wom 50% 37 11 2 Wht 41% 48 10 2 Blk 78% 13 9 Hsp 37% 32 31 Mltry HsHld 41% 48 9 2

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 53% 42 5 1 35% 51 13 2 34% 55 9 2 47% 44 7 2 37% 52 10 1 44% 44 10 3 24% 64 10 2 47% 42 8 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 56% 38 5 1 41% 43 14 2

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 46% 36 17 1 45% 46 8 1 45% 48 5 1

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 40% 41 18 1 42% 44 13 1 49% 42 9 1 48% 38 10 3

TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? Feb 08 2013 Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 46 41 11 2 Nov 12 2008 50 23 25 2

14a. (If Clinton favorable q12) Thinking about Hillary Clinton, what is the main reason you have a favorable opinion of Hillary Clinton? CLINTON FAVORABLE Q12 Doing/Has done a good job total 45% Good job/Experience general 11 Good job as Secretary of State/Working w/Obama 16 Good job other 3 Smart/Capable/Competent 15 Strong person Hard worker Leader Cares about people/The country Effective/Gets things done Policies general Bill Clinton reference Just like her Straight forward/Direct Honest/Trustworthy Potential President Political Philosophy Other DK/NA 7% 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 18 2

14b. (If Clinton unfavorable q12) Thinking about Hillary Clinton, what is the main reason you have an unfavorable opinion of Hillary Clinton? CLINTON UNFAVORABLE Q12 Doing/Has done a poor job total Poor job/Experience general/Not qualified Poor job as Secretary of State/Working w/Obama Poor job other Not smart/Capable/Competent Benghazi Political Philosophy Not Honest/Not Trustworthy Policies general Just don't like her Bill Clinton reference Doesn't care about people Political aspirations/Wants to be president Ineffective/Doesn’t get things done Democrat Political insider Not straight forward Obama administration reference Other DK/NA 7% 2 3 1 1 21% 13 11 9 6 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 14 5

15a. (If Biden favorable q13) Thinking about Joe Biden, what is the main reason you have a favorable opinion of Joe Biden? BIDEN FAVORABLE Q13 Doing/Has done a good job total Good job/Experience general Good job as VP/Working with Obama Good job other Smart/Capable/Competent Straight forward/Direct Unifier/Good negotiator/Works with Reps Cares about people/the country Honest/Trustworthy Down to Earth/Regular guy Policies general Gun laws Effective/Gets things done Good person/Personality Just like him Upbeat/Positive/Funny Political Philosophy Hard worker Strong person Democrat Debate performance Other DK/NA 32% 8 14 3 5 7% 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 13 6

15b. (If Biden unfavorable q13) Thinking about Joe Biden, what is the main reason you have an unfavorable opinion of Joe Biden? BIDEN UNFAVORABLE Q13 Doing/Has done a poor job total Poor job/Experience general/Unqualified Poor job as VP/Working with Obama Poor job other Not smart/Capable/Competent Political Philosophy Policies general Gaffes Just don't like him Ineffective/Doesn't get things done Not serious/Jokester Gun laws Not Honest/Not Trustworthy Democrat Doesn't care about people Indecisive Political insider Debate performance Not straight forward Other DK/NA 24% 3 6 1 14 7% 7 6 6 3 5 5 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 18 5

31. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, or don't you have an opinion on that? Tot Approve Disapprove No opinion REFUSED 21% 20 58 1 Rep 6% 37 57 Dem 40% 4 55 Ind 17% 20 62 1 Men 21% 23 55 Wom 21% 17 61 1 Wht 20% 24 56 Blk 33% 2 64 1 Hsp 19% 10 71 Mltry HsHld 22% 27 51 1

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Approve Disapprove No opinion REFUSED 28% 22 50 16% 24 59 1 20% 23 56 1 18% 32 49 21% 27 52 20% 21 59 1 13% 30 57 1 22% 23 54 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove No opinion REFUSED 28% 20 52 18% 20 61 1

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 21% 16 62 1 19% 21 60 26% 25 49 -

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 17% 10 72 1 13% 19 68 25% 22 53 1 27% 24 48 1

32. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's nomination of John Kerry to be Secretary of State, or don't you have an opinion on that? Tot Approve Disapprove No opinion REFUSED 49% 20 30 Rep 25% 40 34 1 Dem 71% 4 24 Ind 49% 21 29 1 Men 47% 23 29 1 Wom 51% 18 31 Wht 47% 24 29 Blk 68% 5 28 Hsp 54% 11 35 Mltry HsHld 43% 28 27 1

WHITE.............................................. COLLEGE DEG BornAgnEv Yes No Prot Cath Men Wom Yes No Approve Disapprove No opinion REFUSED 57% 20 23 42% 26 32 1 44% 27 29 1 50% 21 30 43% 25 30 1 50% 22 28 34% 34 31 1 51% 21 28 -

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove No opinion REFUSED 58% 18 23 45% 21 33 -

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 49% 17 33 1 49% 22 29 51% 24 26 -

AGE IN YRS.............. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 33% 22 44 1 45% 20 34 54% 20 26 57% 20 22 1

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