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John Edwards | Russell Feingold | Bill Frist  

 
         

John Edwards (D-North Carolina)

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 13-17, 2012. N=957 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
Among registered voters, except where noted.

.

"Is your opinion of John Edwards favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about John Edwards yet to have an opinion?"

.

Favorable

Not
favorable

Undecided

Haven't
heard enough

Refused

%

%

%

%

%

4/13-17/12 Adults

3 41 15 35 6

10/12-16/07

30 30 28 11 1

9/4-9/07

30 29 29 11 1

8/8-12/07

31 30 27 11

7/9-17/07

34 29 26 11

6/26-28/07

33 27 26 14

5/18-23/07

30 28 27 14

4/9-12/07

32 23 27 17

3/26-27/07 Adults

24 25 28 22

3/7-11/07 Adults

28 25 30 18
1/1-3/07 Adults 34 21 26 18
10/14-17/04 32 30 14 24
10/9-11/04 34 25 14 27
10/1-3/04 31 25 13 31
9/20-22/04 33 23 12 32
9/12-16/04 28 22 16 34
9/6-8/04 34 20 14 31
8/15-18/04 35 19 13 33
7/30 - 8/1/04 35 18 13 34
7/11-15/04 35 13 13 39
5/20-23/04 26 11 24 38
2/24-27/04 30 11 21 38
1/12-15/04 10 11 21 57
12/03 8 14 17 61
8/03 6 10 15 69

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Dec. 2-3, 2009. N=1,041 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. Former North Carolina senator John Edwards." "Former North Carolina senator" omitted March 2007.

.

Favorable

Unfavorable

Never
Heard of

Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/2-3/09

30 47 12 11

7/27-29/08

59 25 5 11

9/7-9/07

49 30 8 13

6/22-24/07

47 32 8 12

3/9-11/07

42 27 18 13

 

Gallup Poll. Oct. 1-4, 2009. N=1,013 adults nationwide. MoE 4.  RV = registered voters

.

"We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. How about John Edwards?"
12/06: ". . . former North Carolina Senator John Edwards"
1/2-5/04 & earlier: ". . . North Carolina Senator John Edwards"

.

Favorable

Unfavorable

Never
Heard of

Unsure

%

%

%

%

10/1-4/09

21 59 9 11

1/10-13/08

48 37 4 10

12/14-16/07

53 33 6 8

11/30 - 12/2/07

50 35 7 8

11/2-4/07

50 31 8 11
10/12-14/07 48 34 8 10
10/4-7/07 48 31 11 10
9/14-16/07 51 35 6 7
9/7-8/07 47 32 8 14
8/13-16/07 47 36 8 9
8/3-5/07 47 35 9 10
7/12-15/07 44 33 12 12
7/6-8/07 50 32 8 9
6/1-3/07 44 32 9 15
5/10-13/07 56 24 11 9
5/4-6/07 49 31 9 9
4/13-15/07 52 31 6 11
4/2-5/07 53 30 9 9

3/23-25/07

55 25 8 11

3/2-4/07

51 28 9 12

2/9-11/07

49 31 12 8

12/8-10/06

54 21 13 12

10/9-10/04

48 37 6 9

9/3-5/04

56 30 3 11

8/23-25/04

52 28 4 16

7/30 - 8/1/04

59 27 3 11

7/19-21/04

52 26 5 17

7/8-11/04

55 24 6 15
7/6/04  RV 54 16 12 18
1/29 - 2/1/04 54 21 10 15
1/2-5/04 24 24 27 25
11/03 22 18 37 23

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 9-12, 2008. N=1,130 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of John Edwards?"

.

Favorable

Unfavorable

Unsure

% % %

1/9-12/08

57 34 9

10/29 - 11/1/07

49 35 16

2/22-25/07

46 39 14

12/7-11/06

49 26 25

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Dec. 14-17, 2007. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide. MoE 4.4.

.

"Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures and organizations, and I'd like you to rate your feelings toward each one as either very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. If you don't know the name, please just say so. John Edwards."

.

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive


Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't
Know
Name/

Not Sure

%

%

%

%

%

%

12/14-17/07 11 27 23 14 17 8
11/1-5/07 9 28 25 16 15 7
9/7-10/07 12 29 22 14 13 10
7/27-30/07 12 25 26 14 13 10
6/8-11/07 12 24 29 12 14 9
3/2-5/07 8 25 32 12 11 12
12/8-11/06 11 23 26 13 8 19
12/9-13/04 16 24 24 16 13 7
3/04 12 24 27 14 6 17
1/04 4 12 24 8 6 45
12/03 3 14 21 8 5 49

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas. Aug. 1-18, 2007. N=3,002 adults nationwide. MoE 2. December 2006 and earlier surveys conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

.

"Now I'd like your views on some people. Would you say your overall opinion of John Edwards is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Very
Favorable

Mostly
Favorable

Mostly
Unfavorable

Very
Unfavorable

Never Heard
Of
(vol.)

Can't Rate
(vol.)

%

%

%

%

%

%

8/1-18/07

10

37

19

10

11

13

4/7-16/06

10

37

18

9

11

15

10/12-24/05

12

38

17

6

10

17

9/11-14/04

16

33

18

13

3

17

8/5-10/04

22

36

18

6

4

14

2/04

9

33

17

7

8

26

1/03

4

18

10

4

43

21


 

Diageo/Hotline Poll conducted by Financial Dynamics. March 29-April 1, 2007. N=approx. 400 registered voters nationwide.

.

"Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the following public figures. If you haven't heard of them, just tell me and we'll move on. John Edwards."

.

Favorable Unfavorable Heard of/Can't
Rate (vol.)
Haven't
Heard of
Unsure
% % % % %
3/29 - 4/1/07 54 23 9 9 6
2/21-24/07 39 27 17 14 4
11/8-12/06 36 25 15 18 5

 

CBS News Poll. March 26-27, 2007. N=831 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, announced last week that her cancer has returned. . . . Do you think John Edwards is doing the right thing by staying in the presidential race, or should he have withdrawn or suspended his campaign?"

.

Right Thing

Withdrawn/
Suspended

Unsure

%

%

%

3/26-27/07

57 24 19

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. March 23-25, 2007. Adults nationwide. RV = registered voters

.

"As you may know, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, has had a recurrence of cancer. In your view, do you think John Edwards should stay in the race for president or drop out of the race for president?" N=526, MoE 5 (Form A)

.

Stay In

Drop Out

Unsure

%

%

%

3/23-25/07

58 29 13

.

"As you may know, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, has had a recurrence of cancer. Do you think John Edwards will eventually withdraw from the presidential campaign because of his wife's illness, or not?" N=481, MoE 5 (Form B)

.

Will
Withdraw

Will Not
Withdraw

Unsure

%

%

%

3/23-25/07

38 50 11

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Nov. 13-19, 2006. N=1,623 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.4.

.

"I'd like to get your feelings toward some of our political leaders and other people who have been in the news. I'll read the name of a person and I'd like you to rate that person using something called the feeling thermometer. You can choose any number between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the warmer or more favorable you feel toward that person, the lower the number, the colder or less favorable. If we come to a person who you haven't heard enough about to form an opinion, you don't need to rate the person. Just tell me and we'll move on to the next one. How do you feel about John Edwards?"

.

MEAN
RATING

Unsure/
Refused

 

 

%

11/13-19/06 49.9 20

8/17-23/06

48.5 22

5/23-30/06

49.4 21

2/21-28/06

50.8 20

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 1-3, 2004. N=1,169 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3. Fieldwork by TNS. LV = likely voters. RV = registered voters.

.

"Regardless of how you might vote, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of John Edwards, or perhaps you don't know enough to say."

.

Favorable

Unfavorable

Unsure

% % %
10/1-3/04 LV 45 30 25

9/6-8/04 RV

39 26 35

7/30 - 8/1/04 RV

49 18 33
7/22-25/04 RV 50 24 26

 

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. July 13-17, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Looking ahead to the 2008 presidential election, how favorable an impression do you have of each of the following possible candidates: very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, very unfavorable? . . . Former North Carolina Democratic senator John Edwards."

.

Very
Favorable
Somewhat
Favorable
Somewhat
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
Unsure
% % % % %

7/13-17/06

12 34 16 14 23

3/22-23/06

14 37 19 16 14

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Oct. 14-15, 2004. N=1,004 registered voters nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"Next, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the following people in politics. If I mention someone you had never heard of before this interview, just tell me. What about John Edwards? Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of him?" Feb. 2004 and earlier, question ends with: ". . . or had you never heard of him before this interview?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable Never
Heard Of
Unsure
% % % %
10/14-15/04 49 37 4 10
9/30 - 10/2/04 50 31 3 16
9/9-10/04 45 37 3 15
9/2-3/04 46 33 5 16
7/29-30/04 52 28 6 14
7/8-9/04 52 25 8 15
2/19-20/04 52 19 11 18
1/29-30/04 42 27 12 19
1/22-23/04 46 23 14 17
12/11-12/03 27 25 23 25

.

Among Democrats/Leaners only:
2/19-20/04 70 9 9 12
1/29-30/04 56 17 12 15
1/22-23/04 60 10 13 17
1/8-9/04 43 16 23 18
12/11-12/03 41 16 24 19

 

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. Oct. 6-7, 2004. N=1,024 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of John Edwards. If you don't have an opinion of this candidate, just let me know."

.

Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
% % %    

10/6-7/04

49 26 26    

9/7-9/04

44 30 25    

8/31 - 9/2/04

42 24 35    
8/3-5/04 48 20 32    

7/20-22/04

46 16 39    

 

University of Pennsylvania National Annenberg Election Survey. Sept. 3-12, 2004. N=2,385 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2. Interviewing conducted by Schulman, Ronca, Bucuvalas, Inc.

.

"Please tell me if your opinion is favorable or unfavorable, using a scale from 0 to 10. Zero means very unfavorable, and 10 means very favorable. Five means you do not feel favorable or unfavorable toward that person. Of course you can use any number between 0 and 10. The person is John Edwards. On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate John Edwards?"

.

Favorable

Unfavorable

Neutral

Unsure

%

%

%

%

9/3-12/04 38 30    
8/9-29/04 43 26    
7/30 - 8/5/04 44 27    
7/5-25/04 38 25    

.

Among ALL adults:
7/9-19/04 38 23 27 12
7/9-19/04 38 23 27 12
7/1-5/04 31 17 29 22

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Sept. 7-8, 2004. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"I'm going to read the names of some people. Please tell me whether you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of each. If you've never heard of one, please just say so. John Edwards."

.

Favorable

Unfavorable

Can't
Say (vol.)

Never
Heard Of

%

%

%

%
9/7-8/04 47 31 17 5
8/24-25/04 49 27 19 5

.

Among registered voters:

8/3-4/04 51 28 17 4
7/20-21/04 44 29 21 6
1/21-22/04 37 19 29 15
8/03 14 12 22 52
6/03 17 13 21 49
1/03 17 10 23 50

 

Los Angeles Times Poll. Aug. 21-24, 2004. N=1,352 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"What is your impression of John Edwards? As of today, is it very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, very unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him to say?"

.

Favorable Unfav-
orable
Haven't
Heard
Enough
Don't
Know
% % % %
8/21-24/04 51 25 20 4

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. July 8-9, 2004. N=1,001 registered voters nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"Do you think John Edwards is qualified to step in as president if he had to?"

.

Yes No Unsure
% % %
7/8-9/04 51 30 19

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. July 6, 2004. N=553 registered voters nationwide. MoE 5.

.

"As you may know, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has selected North Carolina Senator John Edwards as his vice-presidential running mate. How would you rate John Kerry's choice of John Edwards for vice president? Would you rate this choice as excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor?"

.

Excellent

Pretty
Good

Only
Fair

Poor

No
Opinion

%

%

%

%

%

7/6/04 28 36 17 11 8

.

"Based on what you know about John Edwards, do you think he is qualified to serve as president if it becomes necessary, or not?"

.

Qualified

Not
Qualified

No
Opinion

%

%

%

7/6/04 57 29 14

.

"Do you think John Kerry's choice of John Edwards reflects favorably or unfavorably on Kerry's ability to make important presidential decisions?"

.

Favorably

Unfavor-
ably

No
Opinion

%

%

%

7/6/04 64 24 12

.

"As you may know, John Edwards is finishing his first six-year term in the U.S. Senate.  Prior to that, Edwards had not served in any elected office. If he were elected vice president, do you think his limited political experience would be a major strength, a minor strength, a minor weakness, or a major weakness?" Options rotated

.

Major
Strength

Minor
Strength

Minor
Weakness

Major
Weakness

No
Opinion

%

%

%

%

%

7/6/04 17 23 35 20 5

.

"As you may know, before he was elected to the U.S. Senate, John Edwards was a successful trial lawyer who filed lawsuits against hospitals and companies in personal injury cases.  If he were elected vice president, do you think his experience as a trial lawyer would be a major strength, a minor strength, a minor weakness, or a major weakness?" Options rotated

.

Major
Strength

Minor
Strength

Minor
Weakness

Major
Weakness

No
Opinion

%

%

%

%

%

7/6/04 26 41 15 12 6

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 21-23, 2004. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (total sample).

.

"Next, we'd like to read you a brief description of some of the people John Kerry is considering as his vice-presidential running mate. After each, we'd like to find out what your reaction would be if Kerry chose that person as his running mate. As you may know, John Edwards has been a senator from North Carolina for six years. Before he became a senator, he was a trial lawyer and had never held elective office. While in the Senate, he has worked on a patient's bill of rights and prescription drug programs and served on the intelligence committee. Edwards ran for the Democratic nomination for president this year. If Kerry picks John Edwards as his running mate, would you be enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?"

.

Enthus-
iastic
Satisfied Dissat-
isfied

Angry

No
Opinion

%

%

%

%

%

ALL 24 48 19 3 6
  Democrats/Leaners 32 48 14 2 4
  Republicans/Leaners 14 48 26 4 8

 

Time/CNN Poll conducted by Harris Interactive. Feb. 19-20, 2003. N=629 Democrats and independents who lean Democratic nationwide.

.

"Next, I'm going to read you the names of some people in the news today. Please tell me whether you have generally favorable or generally unfavorable impressions of each, or whether you are not familiar enough to say one way or another. North Carolina Senator John Edwards."

Favorable

Unfav-
orable

Not
Familiar

Not
Sure

%

%

%

%

2/03 21 8 68 3
11/02 19 8 72 1

 

Zogby America Poll. Jan. 24-26, 2003. N=1,017 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"Please tell me if your overall opinion of each of the following people is very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, very unfavorable, or you are not familiar enough to form an opinion. John Edwards."

Very
Favorable

Some-
what

Favorable

Some-
what

Unfav-
orable

Very
Unfav-
orable

Not
Familiar
Enough

Not
Sure

%

%

%

%

%

%

1/03

8

17

7

8

58

2


 


Russell Feingold (D-Wisconsin)

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. April 7-16, 2006. N=737 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Now I'd like your views on some people. Would you say your overall opinion of Russell Feingold is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Very
favorable

Mostly
favorable

Mostly
unfavorable

Very
unfavorable

Never heard
of
(vol.)

Can't rate
(vol.)

%

%

%

%

%

%

4/7-16/06

4

15

12

7

43

19


 


Bill Frist (R-Tennessee)

Quinnipiac University Poll. Nov. 13-19, 2006. N=1,623 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.4.

.

"I'd like to get your feelings toward some of our political leaders and other people who have been in the news. I'll read the name of a person and I'd like you to rate that person using something called the feeling thermometer. You can choose any number between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the warmer or more favorable you feel toward that person, the lower the number, the colder or less favorable. If we come to a person who you haven't heard enough about to form an opinion, you don't need to rate the person. Just tell me and we'll move on to the next one. How do you feel about Bill Frist?"

.

MEAN
RATING

Unsure/
Refused

 

 

%

11/13-19/06 41.5 53

8/17-23/06

45.5 53

5/23-30/06

41.8 51

2/21-28/06

44.1 50

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Oct. 6-8, 2006. N=1,028 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Next, we'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist."

.

Favorable Unfavorable Never
Heard of
Unsure  
% % % %  

10/6-8/06

28 36 22 14  

 

The Harris Poll. Sept. 8-11, 2006. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How would you rate the job Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is doing: excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor?"

.

Excellent/
Pretty Good

Only Fair/
Poor

%

%

9/8-11/06 25 52
6/2-5/06 23 55
3/3-7/06 21 55
11/8-13/05 23 52
8/9-16/05 28 49
6/7-12/05 28 47
4/5-10/05 32 51
9/9-13/04 27 40
8/10-15/04 28 38

6/8-15/04

30 36

4/8-15/04

26 36

2/9-16/04

31 36
12/03 27 38
10/14-19/03 29 34
8/12-17/03 32 35
6/10-15/03 38 32
4/10-15/03 39 29
2/12-16/03 37 30

 

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. July 13-17, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Looking ahead to the 2008 presidential election, how favorable an impression do you have of each of the following possible candidates: very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, very unfavorable? . . . Tennessee Republican Senator Bill Frist."

.

Very
Favorable
Somewhat
Favorable
Somewhat
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
Unsure
% % % % %

7/13-17/06

3 17 13 14 54

3/22-23/06

5 25 19 17 34

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. April 7-16, 2006. N=764 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"Now I'd like your views on some people. Would you say your overall opinion of Bill Frist is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Very
Favorable

Mostly
Favorable

Mostly
Unfav-
orable

Very
Unfav-
orable

Never
Heard Of
(vol.)

Can't Rate
(vol.)

%

%

%

%

%

%

4/7-16/06

5

19

17

12

32

15

10/12-24/05

3

18

18

8

35

18

1/03

7

20

10

2

42

19


 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Oct. 13-16, 2005. N=1,012 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Next, we'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist."

.

Favorable

Unfav-
orable

Never
Heard Of

Unsure

%

%

%

%

10/13-16/05

24 30 27 19

5/20-22/05

26 24 32 18
4/29 - 5/1/05 32 21 31 16

4/1-2/05

26 24 31 19
1/03 36 11 30 23

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). May 12-16, 2005. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"I'm going to read you the names of several public figures and I'd like you to rate your feelings toward each one as either very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. If you don't know the name, please just say so. Bill Frist."

Very
Positive

Some-
what Positive


Neutral

Some-
what Negative

Very
Negative

Don't
Know
Name/

Not Sure

%

%

%

%

%

%

5/12-16/05 5 9 18 8 8 52
3/31 - 4/3/05 6 9 19 8 6 52
5/03 5 10 15 6 2 61
1/03 7 10 22 3 3 55

 

CBS News Poll. April 13-16, 2005. N=1,149 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Is your opinion of Bill Frist favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Bill Frist yet to have an opinion?"

.

Favorable

Not
Favor
able

Undecided

Haven't
Heard
Enough

Refused

%

%

%

%

%

4/13-16/05 8 10 17 64 1


 


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