TENNESSEE SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Monday December 12, 2005

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1* In the 2006 election for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Harold Ford, Jr. is likely to face one of three Republican challengers. Suppose the Republicans nominate Bob Corker? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Bob Corker or for Democrat Harold Ford, Jr.?

 

                                36% Corker

42% Ford              

                                  6% some other candidate

                                16% not sure

See Crosstabs for this question

 

2* Okay… what if the Republicans nominate Ed Bryant?  If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Ed Bryant or for Democrat Harold Ford, Jr.?

 

41% Bryant

38% Ford              

                                  5% some other candidate

                                15% not sure

See Crosstabs for this question

 

3* Last one…what if the Republicans nominate Van Hilleary. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Van Hilleary or for Democrat Harold Ford, Jr.?

 

41% Hilleary

39% Ford              

                                  5% some other candidate

                                15% not sure

See Crosstabs for this question

 

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

 

 

Bush

Ford

Corker

Bryant

Hilleary

Bredesen

Very favorable

39%

16%

  8%

11%

18%

19%

Somewhat favorable

14%

33%

28%

30%

26%

42%

Somewhat unfavorable

15%

22%

24%

20%

18%

18%

Very unfavorable

31%

16%

12%

12%

18%

15%

Not sure

  1%

13%

29%

26%

20%

      5%

 

5* Okay…how would you rate President Bush’s handling of the US economy…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

18% excellent

23% good

21% fair

38% poor

                                  0% not sure

 

6* Overall, how would you rate President Bush’s handling of the situation in Iraq…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

23% excellent

18% good

14% fair

44% poor

                                  1% not sure

 

7* Next… Which is more important, getting American troops home as soon as possible or making sure that Iraq becomes a peaceful nation enjoying freedom and democracy?

 

39%getting troops home

52% making sure that Iraq becomes peaceful nation

  9% not sure

 

8* When it comes to determining how you will vote in the U.S. Senate race next year, which issue is more important… immigration, or the situation in Iraq?

 

34% immigration

52% situation in Iraq

  9% some other issue

  5% not sure

 

9* A proposal has been made to build a barrier along the U.S. - Mexican border. Do you favor or oppose building a barrier to help reduce illegal immigration?

 

                                68% favor

                                20% oppose

                                11% 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?

 

34% strongly approve

17% somewhat approve

14% somewhat disapprove

34% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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

 

20% strongly approve

43% somewhat approve

21% somewhat disapprove

13% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

Additional Cross Tabs information

 

Crosstabs by Gender – Married – Children at Home

Crosstabs by Party - Ideology

Crosstabs by Religious Affiliation

Crosstabs by Income

Crosstabs by Employment

Crosstabs by Age

Crosstabs by Bush Approval

Crosstabs by Iraq Priority

Crosstabs by More important issue

 

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