IOWA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

 

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Previous Iowa Survey

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1* Thinking about the General election for Governor, suppose that Republicans nominate Jim Nussle and Democrats nominate Chet Culver. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Jim Nussle or for Democrat Chet Culver?

 

                40% Nussle

46% Culver           

                                  4% some other candidate

                                11% not sure

 

2* Fine… what if the Democrats nominate Mike Blouin? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Jim Nussle or for Democrat Mike Blouin?

 

44% Nussle

36% Blouin           

                                  7% some other candidate

                                12% not sure

 

3* Fine… what if the Democrats nominate Ed Fallon? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Jim Nussle or for Democrat Ed Fallon?

 

43% Nussle

41% Fallon           

                                  6% some other candidate

                                11% not sure

 

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

 

 

Nussle

Culver

Blouin

Fallon

Very favorable

19%

13%

  7%

  5%

Somewhat favorable

35%

39%

35%

32%

Somewhat unfavorable

19%

18%

22%

22%

Very unfavorable

14% 

  9%

 10%

11%

Not sure

12%

20%

 26%

30%

 

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

 

16% help

60% hurt

15% no impact

10% not sure

 

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

 

54% help

19% hurt

18% no impact

  8% 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?

 

25% do it yourself

68% hire a professional

  5% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure

 

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

 

57% electronically

37% by mail

  6% not sure

 

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

 

43% tax paperwork

40% going to the dentist

16% not sure

 

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

 

38% very closely

42% somewhat closely

18% not very closely

  2% not at all

  0% 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?

 

52% agree

30% disagree

17% 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?

               

74% agree

18% disagree

  9% 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?

 

39% yes

39% no

22% 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?

 

23% yes

63% no

14% not sure

 

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

 

21% strongly approve

40% somewhat approve

23% somewhat disapprove

15% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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