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MARYLAND SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday November 16, 2005

 

1* Thinking about the election for the United States Senate, suppose that Republicans nominate Michael Steele and Democrats nominate Ben Cardin. If the election for the United States Senate were held today, would you vote for Michael Steele or for Ben Cardin?

 

                                41% Steele

49% Cardin           

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure

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2* Okay… what if the Democrats nominate Kweisi Mfume? If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Michael Steele or for Democrat Kweisi Mfume?

 

45% Steele

44% Mfume          

                                  6% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

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3* Thinking about the 2006 election for Governor, suppose that Republicans nominate Bob Ehrlich and Democrats nominate Martin O’Malley. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Bob Ehrlich or for Democrat Martin O’Malley?

 

                                40% Ehrlich

46% O’Malley      

                                  4% some other candidate

                                10% not sure

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4* What if the Democrats nominate Doug Duncan? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Bob Ehrlich or for Democrat Doug Duncan?

 

                                39% Ehrlich

48% Duncan        

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  9% not sure

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5* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of:

 

 

Ehrlich

O’Malley

Duncan

Steele

Cardin

Mfume

Favorable

48%

53%

39%

46%

36%

41%

Unfavorable

37%

28%

32%

33%

31%

43%

Not sure

15%

19%

29%

 21%

33%

15%

 

6* The President recently nominated Judge Samuel Alito to serve on the Supreme Court. Should the Senate confirm Samuel Alito’s appointment to the Supreme Court?

 

36% yes

37% no

27% not sure

 

7* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion Judge Alito?

 

                                44% favorable

                                36% unfavorable

20% not sure

 

8* How would you rate President Bush’s handling of the US economy?

 

16% excellent

18% good

16% fair

47% poor

                                2% not sure

 

9* On the issue of abortion, do you consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice?

 

29% pro-life

64% pro-choice

                                  7% not sure

 

10* How would you rate the job George W. Bush has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

                                26% strongly approve

                                11% somewhat approve

                                10% somewhat disapprove

                                51% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

11* How would you rate the job Bob Ehrlich has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

                                24% strongly approve

                                34% somewhat approve

                                20% somewhat disapprove

                                18% strongly disapprove

                                  3% not sure

 

Additional Cross Tabs information

 

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Crosstabs by Confirm Judge Alito

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.