ILLINOIS SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Monday August 7, 2006

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Previous Illinois Survey

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1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Judy Baar Topinka or for Democrat Rod Blagojevich?

 

                                37% Topinka

45% Blagojevich 

                                  7% some other candidate

                                10% not sure

 

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

 

 

Blagojevich

Topinka

Very favorable

12%

  8%

Somewhat favorable

36%

35%

Somewhat unfavorable

26%

28%

Very unfavorable

25%

24%

Not sure

2%

  6%

3*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?

 

37% the economy

11% immigration

                10% government corruption

14% national security

19% the War in Iraq

  2% same-sex marriage

  5% some other issue

  2% not sure

 

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

 

31% very confident

42% somewhat confident

18% not very confident

  7% not at all confident

  3% not sure

 

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

 

79% yes

13% no

  8% not sure

 

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

 

62% English only

37% English and Spanish

  1% not sure

 

7*In most elections, are large numbers of people prevented from voting who should be allowed to vote?

 

27% yes

47% no

26% not sure

 

8*Okay… in most elections, are large numbers of people allowed to vote who are not eligible to vote?

 

28% yes

46% no

26% not sure

 

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

 

50% yes

34% no

16% not sure

 

10*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?

 

58% marriage is between man and woman

38% between any two people

  4% not sure

 

11*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

45% yes

39% no

16% not sure

 

12* Moving to another cultural issue… on the topic of abortion, do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?

 

54% pro-choice

34% pro-life

11% 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?

 

                                20% strongly approve

                                20% somewhat approve

                                13% somewhat disapprove

                                46% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

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

 

                                10% strongly approve

                                36% somewhat approve

                                24% somewhat disapprove

                                28% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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