MASSACHUSETTS  SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday April 4, 2006

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Favorables

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Massachusetts Survey

Daily Snapshot

1* In the Election for Governor this November, suppose you have a choice between Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Deval Patrick, and Independent Christy Mihos? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Deval Patrick, or Independent Christy Mihos?

 

                                27% Healey

34% Patrick          

                                19% Mihos

                                19% not sure

 

2* Suppose the Democrats nominate Tom Reilly and you have a choice between Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Tom Reilly, and Independent Christy Mihos? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Tom Reilly, or Independent Christy Mihos?

 

27% Healey

34% Reilly            

                                21% Mihos

                                18% not sure

 

3* Thinking ahead to the 2008 Presidential Election, suppose you have a choice between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Hillary Clinton. For whom would you vote?

 

35% Romney

47% Clinton         

                                12% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

 

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

 

 

Romney

Patrick

Reilly

Healey

Mihos

H. Clinton

Very favorable

21%

13%

12%

 13%

  8%

 24%

Somewhat favorable

32%

33%

34%

 33%

 28%

 29%

Somewhat unfavorable

 26%

15%

25%

25%

 19%

13%

Very unfavorable

 19%

  7%

14%

15%

  9%

 28%

Not sure

   1%

32%

14%

13%

35%

   5%

 

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

 

21% help

45% hurt

20% no impact

14% not sure

 

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

 

44% help

25% hurt

21% no impact

10% 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?

 

36% do it yourself

52% hire a professional

  9% have someone else in the family

  4% not sure

 

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

 

43% electronically

50% by mail

  7% not sure

 

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

 

47% tax paperwork

39% going to the dentist

14% not sure

 

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

 

42% very closely

41% somewhat closely

13% not very closely

  2% not at all

  1% 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?

 

54% agree

28% 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?

               

58% agree

29% disagree

13% 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?

 

36% yes

50% no

13% 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?

 

37% yes

48% no

15% not sure

 

15* How would you rate the job Mitt Romney 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

30% somewhat approve

27% somewhat disapprove

21% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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