FLORIDA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Monday, April 10, 2006



Crosstabs for Senate Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Florida Senate Survey

Daily Snapshot


1* In the Election for U.S. Senate this November, suppose you have a choice between Republican Katherine Harris and Democrat Bill Nelson. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Katherine Harris or Democrat Bill Nelson?


                27% Harris

57% Nelson          

                                15% some other candidate

                                  0% not sure


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





Very favorable



Somewhat favorable



Somewhat unfavorable



Very unfavorable



Not sure




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


22% help

49% hurt

16% no impact

13% not sure


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


55% help

23% hurt

14% no impact

  8% not sure


5*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?


43% do it yourself

48% hire a professional

  7% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure


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


43% electronically

48% by mail

  9% not sure


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


41% tax paperwork

44% going to the dentist

16% not sure

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


53% very closely

29% somewhat closely

10% not very closely

  2% not at all

  5% not sure


9* 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?


55% agree

26% disagree

19% not sure


10* 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?


72% agree

19% disagree

10% not sure


                11* 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?


25% yes

57% no

18% not sure


                12* 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?


47% yes

43% no

10% not sure


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


                                36% strongly approve

                                29% somewhat approve

                                16% somewhat disapprove

                                17% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure


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