ARKANSAS SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Monday, April 3, 2006



Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Arkansas Survey

Daily Snapshot


1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Asa Hutchinson or for Democrat Mike Beebe?


                36% Hutchinson

47% Beebe           

                                  5% some other candidate

                                12% not sure


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





Hillary Clinton

Very favorable




Somewhat favorable




Somewhat unfavorable




Very unfavorable




Not sure





3* Generally speaking, is it too easy for a woman to get an abortion in the United States or too hard?


54% too easy

18% too hard

21% about right

  8% not sure


4* Do you personally know anyone who has had an abortion?


58% yes

                                39% no

                                  3% not sure


5* Is abortion morally wrong most of the time?


69% yes

                                21% no

10% not sure


6* A bill was recently passed in one state that would permit abortion only in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. Do you favor or oppose permitting abortion only in cases where the life of the mother is at risk?


50% favor

39% oppose

11% not sure


7* Different topic… Generally speaking, are American elections fair to voters?


55% yes

                                26% no

19% not sure


                8* In thinking about how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of campaign finance reform?


44% very important

35% somewhat important

15% not very important

  3% not at all important

  4% not sure


9* Do you favor or oppose public funding of political campaigns?


23% favor

54% oppose

23% not sure


                10* Are most politicians willing to change their vote on key issues in exchange for a large campaign contribution?


72% yes

                                10% no

18% not sure


11* How big a contribution does it take to influence a Senator or governor?


  8% $1,000

26% $10,000

23% $50,000

11% $100,000

  8% more than $100,000

24% not sure


12* When it comes to information about elected officials, who provides the most trustworthy and reliable information—the candidate’s campaign, churches and civic groups, or the media?


13% the candidate’s campaign

36% churches and civic groups

35% the media

16% not sure


13* How would you rate the job Mike Huckabee 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

                                36% somewhat approve

                                22% somewhat disapprove

                                16% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure


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