MASSACHUSETTS  SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday August 8, 2006

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

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Previous Massachusetts Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* In the Election for Governor this November, suppose you have a choice between Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Deval Patrick, and Independent Christy Mihos? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Deval Patrick, or Independent Christy Mihos?

 

                                29% Healey

39% Patrick          

                                14% Mihos

                                18% not sure

 

2* Suppose the Democrats nominate Tom Reilly and you have a choice between Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Tom Reilly, and Independent Christy Mihos? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Tom Reilly, or Independent Christy Mihos?

 

28% Healey

40% Reilly            

                                16% Mihos

                                15% not sure

 

3* Suppose the Democrats nominate Chris Gabrieli and you have a choice between Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Chris Gabrieli, and Independent Christy Mihos? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Chris Gabrieli, or Independent Christy Mihos?

 

27% Healey

47% Gabrieli         

                                10% Mihos

                                15% not sure

 

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

 

 

Romney

Patrick

Reilly

Gabrieli

Healey

Mihos

Very favorable

23%

13%

  8%

16%

 17%

  7%

Somewhat favorable

27%

41%

36%

42%

 30%

 30%

Somewhat unfavorable

 24%

18%

27%

19%

28%

 23%

Very unfavorable

 24%

  9%

18%

  8%

17%

 15%

Not sure

   2%

19%

11%

15%

  8%

26%

 

5*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?

 

33% the economy

  9% immigration

                10% government corruption

10% national security

22% the War in Iraq

  7% same-sex marriage

  3% some other issue

  4% not sure

 

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

 

31% very confident

36% somewhat confident

17% not very confident

13% not at all confident

  3% not sure

 

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

 

84% yes

19% no

  7% not sure

 

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

 

56% English only

42% English and Spanish

  2% not sure

 

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

 

30% yes

41% no

30% not sure

 

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

 

24% yes

44% no

31% not sure

 

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

 

56% yes

30% no

13% not sure

 

12*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?

 

47% marriage is between man and woman

51% between any two people

  2% not sure

 

13*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

22% yes

63% no

15% not sure

 

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

 

70% pro-choice

24% pro-life

  6% not sure

 

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