ALASKA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday August 3, 2006

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Republican Primary

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Suppose that, in the race to become Alaska’s next Governor, you have a choice between Republican Frank Murkowski and Democrat Tony Knowles.. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Frank Murkowski or for Democrat Tony Knowles?

 

29% Murkowski

                                58% Knowles

                                  9% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

2* Okay… what if the Republicans nominate Sarah Palin? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Sarah Palin or Democrat Tony Knowles?

 

51% Palin

                                38% Knowles

                                  9% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

 

3* Okay… what if the Republicans nominate John Binkley? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican John Binkley or Democrat Tony Knowles?

 

46% Binkley

                                44% Knowles

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure

 

4* [Republicans only] If the Republican Primary Election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Frank Murkowski, Sarah Palin or John Binkley?

 

17% Murkowski

                                43% Palin

                                30% Binkley

                                10% not sure

 

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

 

 

Murkowski

Knowles

Palin

Binkley

Very favorable

  8%

21%

28%

18%

Somewhat favorable

19%

34%

37%

39%

Somewhat unfavorable

23%

20%

17%

21%

Very unfavorable

49%

22%

  7%

11%

Not sure

  2%

  2%

10%

11%

 

6*In terms of how you will vote this November, which of the following issues is most important… the economy, immigration, government corruption, national security, the War in Iraq, same-sex marriage, or some other issue?

 

30% the economy

10% immigration

                16% government corruption

10% national security

17% the War in Iraq

  4% same-sex marriage

  9% some other issue

  4% not sure

 

7*How confident are you that ballots are properly counted in most elections and the right person is declared the winner?

 

39% very confident

37% somewhat confident

15% not very confident

  7% not at all confident

  2% not sure

 

8*Should voters be required to show photo identification such as a drivers license before being allowed to vote?

 

81% yes

13% no

  6% not sure

 

9*Should election ballots be printed in English only or should they be printed in English and Spanish?

 

62% English only

34% English and Spanish

  4% not sure

 

10*Some people say that America’s political system is badly broken. Do you agree?

 

50% yes

32% no

17% not sure

 

11*On a different topic… Should marriage be defined in terms of a union between a man and a woman? Or should marriage be defined as a union between any two people including same sex couples?

 

60% marriage is between man and woman

36% between any two people

  4% not sure

 

12*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

37% yes

50% no

12% not sure

 

13* How would you rate the job George W. Bush has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

                                30% strongly approve

                                19% somewhat approve

                                11% somewhat disapprove

                                40% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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

 

                                  8% strongly approve

                                17% somewhat approve

                                21% somewhat disapprove

                                53% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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