TEXAS SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

 

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Previous Texas Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Now… If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison or for Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky?

 

                60% Hutchison

32% Radnofsky   

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

2* Now… Suppose the Democrats nominated Chris Bell. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Rick Perry, for Democrat Chris Bell, for Independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn, or for Independent Richard Friedman?

 

40% Perry

17% Bell

19% Strayhorn

15% Friedman

                                  9% not sure

 

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

 

 

Perry

Bell

Strayhorn

Friedman

Hutchison

Radnofsky

Very favorable

22%

  8%

 15%

15%

35%

11%

Somewhat favorable

32%

26%

 26%

26%

32%

19%

Somewhat unfavorable

 22%

25%

 28%

 19%

13%

22%

Very unfavorable

 21%

11%

 10%

 19%

15%

17%

Not sure

   4%

31%

 21%

 22%

  5%

31%

 

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

 

16% help

58% hurt

13% no impact

13% not sure

 

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

 

53% help

20% 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?

 

44% do it yourself

45% hire a professional

10% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure

 

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

 

42% electronically

53% by mail

  5% not sure

 

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

 

47% tax paperwork

40% going to the dentist

13% not sure

 

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

 

56% very closely

30% somewhat closely

                                  9% not very closely

  4% 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?

 

60% agree

30% disagree

11% 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?

               

65% agree

27% disagree

  8% 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?

 

39% yes

45% no

16% 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?

 

30% yes

63% no

                               7% not sure

 

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