CALIFORNIA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday April 5, 2006

 

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Previous California Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Thinking about the 2006 election for Governor of California, suppose that Republicans nominate Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrats nominate Phil Angelides. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger or for Democrat Phil Angelides?

 

                                49% Schwarzenegger

36% Angelides    

                                  9% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

2* Fine… what if the Democrats nominate Steve Westly? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger or for Democrat Steve Westly?

 

48% Schwarzenegger

40% Westly         

                                  6% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

 

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

 

 

Schwarzenegger

Westly

Angelides

Very favorable

25%

10%

  8%

Somewhat favorable

28%

28%

27%

Somewhat unfavorable

22%

23%

23%

Very unfavorable

23%

13%

16%

Not sure

  3%

25%

25%

 

4* Generally speaking, do tax increases help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

26% help

42% hurt

16% no impact

15% not sure

 

5* Okay… do tax cuts help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

45% help

26% hurt

17% no impact

12% not sure

 

6*How are your income taxes prepared? Do you do it yourself, hire a professional, or have someone else in your family take care of your income tax filing?

 

35% do it yourself

57% hire a professional

  6% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure

 

7* This year, are your taxes being filed electronically or by mail?

 

53% electronically

40% by mail

  7% not sure

 

8* Which is worse, filling out your income tax paperwork or going to the dentist?

 

55% tax paperwork

33% going to the dentist

12% not sure

 

9* One more topic… How closely have you followed news stories about the Congressional debate on immigration legislation?

 

55% very closely

30% somewhat closely

13% not very closely

  2% not at all

  1% not sure

 

10* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system.  Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome.  Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

58% agree

26% disagree

16% not sure

 

11* Some people say it makes no sense to debate new rules for immigration until we can control our borders and enforce the existing laws.  Do you agree or disagree?

               

60% agree

27% disagree

12% not sure

 

                12* There are currently 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States. Most have lived here for more than five years.  Should the United States forcibly require all 11 million illegal aliens to leave this country?

 

33% yes

53% no

14% not sure

 

                13* Suppose a woman enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child in the United States.  Should that child automatically become a citizen of the United States?

 

34% yes

60% no

  6% not sure

 

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