MONTANA SURVEY of 1,000 likely voters

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

 

Toplines

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Favorables

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Montana Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* In the election for the United States Senate, suppose that Republicans nominate Conrad Burns and Democrats nominate Jon Testor. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Conrad Burns or for Democrat Jon Testor?

 

                47% Burns

44% Testor           

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

2* Okay… what if the Democrats nominate John Morrison? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Conrad Burns or for Democrat John Morrison?

 

45% Burns

47% Morrison      

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

3* Okay… Suppose that the Republicans nominate Bob Keenan and you have a choice between Republican Bob Keenan and Democrat Jon Testor. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Bob Keenan or Democrat Jon Testor?

 

       38% Keenan

42% Testor           

                                  6% some other candidate

                                14% not sure

 

4* Okay… what if the Democrats nominate John Morrison? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Bob Keenan or for Democrat John Morrison?

 

38% Keenan

44% Morrison      

                                  5% some other candidate

                                14% not sure

 

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

 

 

Burns

Morrison

Testor

Keenan

Very favorable

23%

11%

14%

10%

Somewhat favorable

27%

43%

38%

36%

Somewhat unfavorable

17%

20%

20%

22%

Very unfavorable

30%

11%

10%

  9%

Not sure

  3%

15%

19%

23%

 

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

 

22% help

51% hurt

16% no impact

10% not sure

 

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

 

50% help

27% hurt

14% 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?

 

31% do it yourself

60% hire a professional

  7% 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

  4% not sure

 

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

 

48% tax paperwork

39% 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?

 

37% very closely

39% somewhat closely

19% not very closely

  3% 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?

 

51% agree

31% 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?

               

72% agree

19% 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

45% no

24% 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?

 

29% yes

59% no

12% not sure

 

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

 

                                34% strongly approve

                                39% somewhat approve

                                17% somewhat disapprove

                                  7% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.