PENNSYLVANIA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday, April 20, 2006

 

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

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Previous Pennsylvania Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Lynn Swann or for Democrat Ed Rendell?

 

                44% Swann

41% Rendell         

                                  7% some other candidate

                                  8% not sure

 

2* Okay… suppose you have a choice between Republican Lynn Swann, Democrat Ed Rendell, and Independent Russ Diamond. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Lynn Swann, Democrat Ed Rendell, or Independent Russ Diamond?

 

36% Swann

40% Rendell         

                                16% Diamond

                                  8% not sure

 

3* OK… If the election for the United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Rick Santorum or for Democrat Bob Casey, Jr.?

 

38% Santorum

51% Casey           

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

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

 

 

Rendell

Swann

Diamond

Casey

Santorum

Very favorable

18%

25%

  8%

18%

25%

Somewhat favorable

37%

36%

23%

43%

28%

Somewhat unfavorable

22%

18%

24%

20%

19%

Very unfavorable

20%

10%

  9%

  9%

24%

Not sure

  3%

11%

36%

10%

  4%

 

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

 

15% help

59% hurt

14% no impact

12% not sure

 

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

 

51% help

19% hurt

17% no impact

13% 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?

 

33% do it yourself

52% hire a professional

14% have someone else in the family

  1% not sure

 

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

 

40% electronically

54% by mail

  5% not sure

 

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

 

51% tax paperwork

37% going to the dentist

11% not sure

 

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

 

37% very closely

39% somewhat closely

17% not very closely

  6% not at all

  0% 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?

 

61% agree

26% disagree

13% 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?

               

74% agree

17% disagree

  9% 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?

 

43% yes

40% no

18% 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?

 

29% yes

64% no

  7% not sure

 

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