Conducted 8/17-20; surveyed 800 RVs; margin of error +/- 3.5% (release, 8/24). 

Subsample of 425 LVs; margin of error +/- 4.8%. ^ denotes half sample. Party ID breakdown: 32%D, 28%R, 40%I/O. W/leans: 38%D, 33%R, 29%I/O. 

LV party ID breakdown: 39%D, 37%R, 24%I/O.
Bush As Pres.    LVs All Dem GOP Ind 7/23 6/25 5/21 2/19 1/19 12/15
Approve          42% 39%  8% 79% 33% 38%  41%  37%  45%  46%   50%
Disapprove       56  58  87  18  67  59   56   61   52   53    47

GOPers Strongly Approving Of Bush
                  Now 7/23 6/25 5/21 2/19 1/19 12/15 11/17 10/19 7/14
Strongly approve  40% 38%  36%  33%  46%  47%   45%   37%   44%  51%

Bush Handling Iraq                  Bush Handling Econ
           LVs All Dem GOP Ind 7/23            LVs All Dem GOP Ind 7/23
Approve    38% 35%  8% 72% 32% 35%  Approve    40% 37%  9% 74% 35% 36%
Disapprove 58  61  90  24  62  61   Disapprove 56  57  86  23  59  58

Generic Cong. Ballot           -----7/23------
           LVs All Dem GOP Ind All Dem GOP Ind 6/25 5/21 2/19
Dem        40% 40% 84%  5% 28% 48% 87% 12% 39% 41%  42%  46%
GOP        40  33   2  79  15  32   4  12  48  36   36   31

Cong. Job Approval
           LVs All Dem GOP Ind 7/23 6/25 5/21 2/19 1/19 12/15 11/17
Approve    27% 31% 22% 46% 28% 31%  30%  29%  30%  31%   26%   36%
Disapprove 66  61  70  49  53  58   62   64   61   59    64    53

Will You Vote To Re-Elect Own Member Or Vote To Replace?
                   --------Now--------  -----7/23------
                   LVs All Dem GOP Ind  All Dem GOP Ind
Vote to re-elect   33% 28% 30% 37% 16%  24% 20% 31% 24%
Consider others    15  17  14  14  28   27  29  26  26
Vote to replace    32  27  29  24  30   24  30  17  25

Dir. Of Your Area^  -----Now--------  -----7/23------  -----6/25------
                 LVs All Dem GOP Ind  All Dem GOP Ind  All Dem GOP Ind
Right dir.       54% 56% 50% 64% 55%  52% 50% 60% 45%  53% 44% 66% 46%
Wrong track      34  33  38  27  35   36  42  24  42   36  44  26  36

Dir. Of US^      --------Now--------  -----7/23------  -----6/25------
                 LVs All Dem GOP Ind  All Dem GOP Ind  All Dem GOP Ind
Right dir.       18% 22%  6% 46% 20%  25%  6% 46% 23%  30% 13% 60% 21%
Wrong track      72  65  88  33  69   60  86  35  58   60  81  29  62

Most Important Issue Facing Your    Most Important Issue Facing US
Area Today?^ LVs All Dem GOP Ind    Today?^      LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Taxes        14% 11%  9% 13% 18%    War in Iraq  28% 28% 38% 21% 19%
Economy      13  12  13   8  16        Support    6   7   3  11   5
Unemp/jobs    7   9  11  10   1        Oppose    22  21  35  10  14
Gas prices    5   6   6   8   5     Terrorism    14  13   9  22  10
Inflation     5   5   4   4   6     Economy      11  11  11   7  19
Crime         4   5   5   3   7     Politicians/
Terrorism     4   2   2   3   2       dissatis.   6   4   5   2   8
Drugs         3   3   4   2   4     Gas prices    6   5   4   8   4
Environment   3   3   4   2   1     Immigration   5   5   2   8   4
Immigration   3   3   3   4   2     Int'l probs   3   3   3   3   4
                                    Unemp/jobs    3   2   4   2  --
CT SEN General Election Matchup     Morals        3   2  --   4   2
(W/Leans)    LVs All Dem GOP Ind    Environment   3   2   3  --   2
Lieberman    39% 35% 30% 45% 36%
Lamont       29  24  45   7  17     Would US Be Better Off If ___
Schlesinger   9   9   2  19   6     Controlled Congress?
Other/undec  23  32  23  29  41              LVs All Dem GOP Ind 7/23
                                    Dems     43% 39% 76%  8% 31% 37%
                                    GOPers   30  28   3  70  13  30

Which Will Most Affect Your Vote For Cong.?  LVs All Dem GOP Ind 7/23
Candidates' postions on nat'l issues         33% 30% 29% 32% 33% 31%
Candidates' positions on war in Iraq         15  15  19  11  15  15
Performance of incumbent member of Congress  14  11   6  15  15   9
Candidates' positions on local issues        13  17  17  16  20  19
Candidates' support of Pres. Bush            10   9  10  12   4   7
Candidates' party affiliation                 6   5   9   4   4   6

Fav/Unfav    --LVs--  --All--  -7/23--  -6/25--  -5/21--  -2/19--
J. McCain    59%/22%  51%/20%  50%/21%  51%/24%  56%/24%  58%/17%
H. Clinton   46 /46   47 /42   42 /49   49 /44   46 /45   52 /41
J. Lieberman 45 /30   40 /26     na       na       na       na
Pres. Bush   40 /56   39 /55   42 /54   42 /54   37 /58   47 /49
Congress     35 /53   37 /48   38 /47   40 /48   37 /47     na
N. Lamont    14 /15   10 /14     na       na       na       na

Which Issue Should Be Top Priority  Which Issues Should Be Top Priority
For Your Member Of Congress?^       For Congress?^
                LVs All Dem GOP Ind                    LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Immigration     17% 13%  4% 25% 11% War in Iraq        23% 21% 23% 23% 14%      
War in Iraq     15  17  15  17  18  Immigration        13  11   5  19  12
Economy/jobs    14  14  19  11   9  Health care        12  12  11  10  14
Health care     10  10  16   7   4  Economy/jobs       10  11  13   7  15
Education        7   8   8   9   6  Gas prices          9   9   8   9  11
Gas prices       6   6   6   6   5  Environment         6   4   7   2   4
Soc. Sec.        6   9   6  11   9  Gov't corrupt.      6   6   4  10   4
Gov't corrupt.   5   6   5   4  13  Education           4   4   3   3  10
Environment      3   3   4   1   4  Soc. Sec.           4   5   5   6   2

How Much Interest Do You Have In Coming Election?
                --------Now--------  -----7/23------  -----6/25------
                LVs All Dem GOP Ind  All Dem GOP Ind  All Dem GOP Ind
A lot          100% 55% 56% 60% 49%  53% 52% 63% 43%  55% 61% 53% 51%
Some            --  29  28  30  32   29  29  25  37   29  21  35  31
A little        --  11  11   8  14   10  12   9  10   10  10   8  10
None            --   4   3   2   4    6   5   3   9    5   6   3   6

This Year, Have You ___?                          LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Seen ads for local Cong. cands.                   80% 76% 75% 81% 72% 
Watched local Cong. candidate interviewed on TV   71  63  66  64  56
Seen debates between local Cong. candidates       41  35  37  35  36
Made contribution to a Cong. candidate            21  15  17  17   8
Attended speech/event featuring local Cong. cand. 18  12  15  13   8
Worked as a volunteer for local Cong. cand.        9   6   8   7   3

Think US Is ___ From Terror         Since 9/11/01, Have Bush Admin
Compared To Before 9/11/01?^        Policies Made US Safer From Terr.?^
            LVs All Dem GOP Ind                 LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Safer       50% 49% 26% 74% 52%     Safer       38% 46% 23% 78% 37%
Less safe   21  20  36   5  21      Less safe   36  27  42  10  25
Same        23  25  34  16  19      Same        24  25  33  10  32

If Dems Controlled Congress, Would  If A Dem Was Pres., Would US Be
US Be ___ From Terrorism Than It    ___ From Terrorism Than It Is
Is Today?^  LVs All Dem GOP Ind     Today?^     LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Safer       23% 20% 40%  6% 10%     Safer       29% 25% 47%  7% 11%
Less safe   29  25   9  52  14      Less safe   24  23   8  45  25
Same        38  44  40  37  64      Same        38  41  36  41  50

If John Kerry Was Pres., Would US   If John McCain Was Pres., Would US
Be ___ From Terrorism Than It Is    Be ___ From Terrorism Than It Is
Today?^     LVs All Dem GOP Ind     Today?^     LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Safer       25% 22% 40% 10% 18%     Safer       34% 29% 34% 25% 33%
Less safe   37  30  12  57  21      Less safe   15  14  14  17  12
Same        28  36  38  29  45      Same        40  42  35  46  43

If HRC Was Pres., Would US Be ___   If Al Gore Was Pres., Would US Be
From Terrorism Than It Is Today?^   ___ From Terrorism Than It Is
            LVs All Dem GOP Ind     Today?^     LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Safer       25% 24% 45%  9% 21%     Safer       35% 27% 48%  3% 24%
Less safe   39  33  10  61  27      Less safe   33  33   9  64  29
Same        28  33  36  27  40      Same        23  30  30  24  38

Which Is Best Way To Protect US From Terr.?     LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Implement 9/11 Commission's recommendations     53% 46% 33% 65% 50%
Withdraw troops from Iraq                       22  26  41  12  24
Both                                             5   5   7   2   3

Think Of War In Iraq As Part Of
GWOT?           LVs All Dem GOP Ind
Part of GWOT    53% 53% 34% 79% 45%
Seperate        42  40  60  17  48