OHIO SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

 

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Previous Ohio Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Suppose that, in the General Election to select Ohio’s next Governor, Republicans nominate Ken Blackwell and Democrats nominate Ted Strickland. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Ken Blackwell or for Democrat Ted Strickland?

 

                35% Blackwell

52% Strickland     

                                  6% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure

 

2* Fine… what if the Republicans nominate Jim Petro? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Jim Petro or for Democrat Ted Strickland?

 

31% Petro

51% Strickland     

                                  6% some other candidate

                                11% not sure

 

3* If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Mike DeWine or for Democrat Sherrod Brown?

 

43% DeWine

41% Brown           

                                  6% some other candidate

                                11% not sure

 

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

 

 

Strickland

Blackwell

Petro

DeWine

Brown

Very favorable

21%

19%

11%

14%

15%

Somewhat favorable

33%

21%

27%

41%

28%

Somewhat unfavorable

14%

17%

23%

23%

20%

Very unfavorable

12%

29%

21%

12%

12%

Not sure

21%

14%

18%

11%

25%

 

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

 

16% help

64% hurt

11% no impact

10% not sure

 

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

 

53% help

19% hurt

18% 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?

 

41% do it yourself

47% hire a professional

  8% have someone else in the family

  4% not sure

 

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

 

44% electronically

49% 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

13% not sure

 

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

 

43% very closely

37% somewhat closely

15% not very closely

  3% not at all

  2% 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?

 

56% agree

27% 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?

               

76% agree

13% disagree

11% 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?

 

40% yes

43% no

17% 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?

 

31% yes

59% no

10% not sure

 

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