WISCONSIN SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday April 20, 2006

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Crosstabs for Gov Ballot Questions

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Previous Wisconsin Survey

Daily Snapshot 

 

1* Now… thinking about the 2006 election for Governor of Wisconsin, suppose that Republicans nominate Tommy Thompson and Democrats nominate Jim Doyle. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Tommy Thompson or for Democrat Jim Doyle?

 

                                46% Thompson

44% Doyle            

                                  6% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

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

 

43% Green

47% Doyle            

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

 

3* In the 2006 election for the U.S. Senate, suppose the Republicans nominate Tommy Thompson and the Democrats nominate Herb Kohl? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Tommy Thompson or for Democrat Herb Kohl?

 

                                44% Thompson

46% Kohl              

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure

 

4* Okay… what if the Republicans nominate Dave Redick?  If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Dave Redick or for Democrat Herb Kohl?

 

29% Redick

56% Kohl              

                                  5% some other candidate

11% not sure

 

5* Last one…what if the Republicans nominate Robert Gerald Lorge. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Robert Gerald Lorge or for Democrat Herb Kohl?

 

26% Lorge

56% Kohl              

                                  6% some other candidate

11% not sure

 

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

 

 

Doyle

Thompson

Green

Very favorable

17%

25%

20%

Somewhat favorable

38%

33%

29%

Somewhat unfavorable

20%

17%

17%

Very Unfavorable

23%

22%

17%

Not sure

  2%

  3%

17%

 

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

 

15% help

57% hurt

16% no impact

12% not sure

 

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

 

54% help

21% hurt

15% no impact

10% not sure

 

9*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?

 

36% do it yourself

52% hire a professional

10% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure

 

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

 

59% electronically

36% by mail

  5% not sure

 

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

 

44% tax paperwork

42% going to the dentist

14% not sure

 

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

 

41% very closely

39% somewhat closely

17% not very closely

  2% not at all

  1% not sure

 

13* 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

28% disagree

16% not sure

 

14* 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?

               

69% agree

21% disagree

10% not sure

 

                15* 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?

 

34% yes

49% no

17% not sure

 

                16* 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?

 

32% yes

55% no

13% not sure

 

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

 

                                14% strongly approve

                                38% somewhat approve

                                20% somewhat disapprove

                                25% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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