VIRGINIA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday April 11, 2006 

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Virginia Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* In the 2006 election for the U.S. Senate, suppose the Republicans nominate George Allen and the Democrats nominate Harris Miller…If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican George Allen or for Democrat Harris Miller?

 

                                51% Allen

34% Miller            

                                  3% some other candidate

                                12% not sure

 

2* Fine… what if the Democrats nominate James Webb? If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican George Allen or for Democrat James Webb?

 

50% Allen

30% Webb           

                                  5% some other candidate

                                16% not sure

 

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

 

 

Allen

Miller

Webb

Kaine

Warner

Very favorable

33%

10%

  7%

25%

42%

Somewhat favorable

25%

26%

29%

35%

23%

Somewhat unfavorable

17%

21%

23%

24%

13%

Very unfavorable

16%

  8%

  5%

      9%

15%

Not sure

  9%

35%

36%

 7%  

  7%

 

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

 

22% help

56% hurt

16% no impact

  6% not sure

 

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

 

54% help

25% hurt

16% no impact

  5% 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?

 

55% do it yourself

38% hire a professional

  6% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure

 

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

 

48% electronically

46% by mail

  6% not sure

 

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

 

46% tax paperwork

40% going to the dentist

14% not sure

 

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

 

51% very closely

35% somewhat closely

11% not very closely

  1% not at all

  2% 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?

 

49% agree

33% disagree

19% 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

29% disagree

  6% 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?

 

36% yes

50% no

14% 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

62% no

  8% not sure

 

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

 

22% strongly approve

38% somewhat approve

22% somewhat disapprove

15% strongly disapprove

                                  3% not sure

 

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