MARYLAND SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

 

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Previous Maryland Survey

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1* Now… thinking about the 2006 election for Governor, suppose that Republicans nominate Bob Ehrlich and Democrats nominate Martin O’Malley. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Bob Ehrlich or for Democrat Martin O’Malley?

 

42% Ehrlich

51% O’Malley

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

2* Fine… what if the Democrats nominate Doug Duncan? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Bob Ehrlich or for Democrat Doug Duncan?

 

43% Ehrlich

45% Duncan

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  8% not sure

 

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

 

 

Ehrlich

O’Malley

Duncan

Very favorable

28%

19%

10%

Somewhat favorable

28%

34%

44%

Somewhat favorable

25%

18%

22%

Very unfavorable

17%

17%

  9%

Not sure

  3%

11%

 16%

 

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

 

22% help

52% hurt

15% no impact

10% not sure

 

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

 

47% help

25% hurt

18% no impact

10% not sure

 

6*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

49% hire a professional

10% have someone else in the family

  1% not sure

 

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

 

42% electronically

54% by mail

  4% not sure

 

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

 

44% tax paperwork

45% going to the dentist

10% not sure

 

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

 

47% very closely

38% somewhat closely

12% not very closely

  2% not at all

  1% not sure

 

10* 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?

 

59% agree

26% disagree

15% not sure

 

11* 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?

               

71% agree

22% disagree

  7% not sure

 

                12* 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?

 

37% yes

48% no

15% not sure

 

                13* 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?

 

38% yes

50% no

12% not sure

 

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