ILLINOIS SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday April 18, 2006



Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

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Previous Illinois Survey

Daily Snapshot


1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Judy Baar Topinka or for Democrat Rod Blagojevich?


                                44% Topinka

38% Blagojevich 

                                  7% some other candidate

                                11% 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?


19% help

60% hurt

12% no impact

10% not sure


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


54% help

25% 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?


40% do it yourself

53% hire a professional

  6% have someone else in the family

  1% not sure


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


46% electronically

50% by mail

  4% not sure


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


40% tax paperwork

45% 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?


40% very closely

41% somewhat closely

15% not very closely

  3% not at all

  0% 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?


58% agree

25% disagree

17% 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?


65% agree

27% disagree

  8% 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?


34% yes

49% no

17% 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?


37% yes

52% no

11% not sure


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


14% strongly approve

29% somewhat approve

24% somewhat disapprove 

33% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure


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