CONNECTICUT SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday April 27, 2006

 

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Previous Connecticut Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Suppose that, in the race to become Connecticut’s next United States Senator, you have a choice between Republican Paul Streitz and Democrat Joe Lieberman. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Paul Streitz or for Democrat Joe Lieberman?

 

                                23% Streitz

59% Lieberman    

                                  7% some other candidate

                                12% not sure

 

2* Okay… what if the Democrats nominate Ned Lamont and Joe Lieberman runs as an Independent? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Paul Streitz, Democrat Ned Lamont, or Independent Joe Lieberman?

 

17% Streitz

20% Lamont         

                                47% Lieberman

                                16% not sure

 

3* [Democrats only] If the Democratic Primary Election for U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Joe Lieberman or for Ned Lamont?

 

51% Lieberman

31% Lamont         

                                17% not sure

 

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

 

 

Lieberman

Lamont

Streitz

H. Clinton

McCain

Giuliani

Very favorable

31%

  6%

  6%

25%

30%

38%

Somewhat favorable

36%

28%

21%

30%

33%

31%

Somewhat unfavorable

19%

20%

22%

11%

17%

15%

Very unfavorable

     10%

  9%

  9%

30%

12%

11%

Not sure

  5%

38%

42%

  4%

  7%

  6%

 

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

 

12% help

57% hurt

15% no impact

16% not sure

 

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

 

48% help

24% hurt

16% no impact

11% not sure

 

7*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?

 

30% do it yourself

61% hire a professional

  7% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure

 

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

 

46% electronically

46% by mail

  8% not sure

 

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

 

50% tax paperwork

37% going to the dentist

13% not sure

 

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

 

42% very closely

33% somewhat closely

19% not very closely

  4% not at all

  2% not sure

 

11* 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?

 

60% agree

22% disagree

18% not sure

 

12* 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?

               

69% agree

21% disagree

10% not sure

 

                13* 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?

 

28% yes

53% no

19% not sure

 

                14* 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?

 

38% yes

55% no

  7% not sure

 

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

 

38% strongly approve

40% somewhat approve

15% somewhat disapprove 

  5% strongly disapprove

  2% not sure

 

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