FLORIDA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Monday, April 17, 2006

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Favorables

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Florida Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* In the General Election for Governor this November, suppose you have a choice between Republican Charley Crist and Democrat Jim Davis. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Charley Crist or Democrat Jim Davis?

 

44% Crist

33% Davis            

                                  7% some other candidate

                                16% not sure

 

2* Okay… what if the Republicans nominate Tom Gallagher? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Tom Gallagher or Democrat Jim Davis?

 

39% Gallagher

38% Davis            

                                  8% some other candidate

                                15% not sure

 

3* Fine… suppose the Republicans nominate Charlie Crist and the Democrats nominate Rod Smith? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Charlie Crist or for Democrat Rod Smith?

 

46% Crist

31% Smith            

                                  6% some other candidate

                                17% not sure

 

4* Last match-up… suppose the Republicans nominate Tom Gallagher and the Democrats nominate Rod Smith? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Tom Gallagher or for Democrat Rod Smith?

 

43% Gallagher

36% Smith            

                                  6% some other candidate

                                15% not sure

 

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

 

 

Davis

Crist

Gallagher

Smith

Very favorable

  8%

21%

16%

10%

Somewhat favorable

 37%

30%

29%

30%

Somewhat unfavorable

 16%

15%

16%

16%

Very unfavorable

  8%

12%

15%

10%

Not sure

 31%

23%

 24%

 34%

 

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

 

24% help

55% hurt

11% no impact

11% not sure

 

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

 

50% help

25% hurt

16% no impact

  9% not sure

 

8*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?

 

34% do it yourself

56% hire a professional

  8% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure

 

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

 

49% electronically

47% by mail

  5% not sure

 

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

 

45% tax paperwork

42% going to the dentist

13% not sure

 

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

 

46% very closely

33% somewhat closely

16% not very closely

  4% not at all

  1% not sure

 

12* 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

27% disagree

18% not sure

 

13* 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?

               

68% agree

23% disagree

  9% not sure

 

                14* 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?

 

32% yes

50% no

18% not sure

 

                15* 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?

 

37% yes

53% no

10% not sure

 

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