MONTANA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday, August 8, 2006


Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Montana Survey

Daily Snapshot


1* If the election for the United States Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican Conrad Burns or for Democrat Jon Tester?


                47% Burns

47% Tester           

                                  2% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure


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





Very favorable



Somewhat favorable



Somewhat unfavorable



Very unfavorable



Not sure




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?


27% the economy

11% immigration

                13% government corruption

14% national security

19% the War in Iraq

  6% same-sex marriage

  7% some other issue

  3% not sure


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


40% very confident

37% somewhat confident

15% not very confident

  7% not at all confident

  1% not sure


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


84% yes

11% no

  5% not sure


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


72% English only

25% English and Spanish

  3% not sure


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


19% yes

55% no

26% not sure


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


30% yes

35% no

36% not sure


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


57% yes

31% no

12% 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?


65% marriage is between man and woman

29% between any two people

  5% not sure


11*Do you believe the Bible literally true?


49% yes

39% no

12% not sure


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


55% pro-choice

40% pro-life

  5% 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?


                                29% strongly approve

                                21% somewhat approve

                                10% somewhat disapprove

                                39% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure


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


                                35% strongly approve

                                38% somewhat approve

                                16% somewhat disapprove

                                  9% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure


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