NEBRASKA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday, August 10, 2006

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Previous Nebraska Survey

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1* If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Pete Ricketts or for Democrat Ben Nelson?

 

                32% Ricketts

55% Nelson          

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  8% not sure

 

2* If the election for governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Dave Heineman or for Democrat David Hahn?

 

                                71% Heineman

                                18% Hahn

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

 

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

 

 

Nelson

Ricketts

Heineman

Hahn

Very favorable

25%

12%

34%

  4%

Somewhat favorable

49%

33%

47%

30%

Somewhat unfavorable

17%

27%

11%

29%

Very unfavorable

  6%

25%

  5%

  8%

Not sure

  2%

  3%

  3%

29%

 

4*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?

 

28% the economy

13% immigration

                  8% government corruption

21% national security

18% the War in Iraq

  6% same-sex marriage

  3% some other issue

  3% not sure

 

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

 

42% very confident

40% somewhat confident

11% not very confident

  5% not at all confident

  2% not sure

 

6*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

 

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

 

78% English only

19% English and Spanish

  2% not sure

 

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

 

14% yes

58% no

28% not sure

 

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

 

23% yes

42% no

35% not sure

 

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

 

47% yes

35% no

18% 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?

 

76% marriage is between man and woman

20% between any two people

  4% not sure

 

12*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

54% yes

35% no

11% not sure

 

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

 

43% pro-choice

51% pro-life

  6% not sure

 

14* 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?

 

                                33% strongly approve

                                27% somewhat approve

                                11% somewhat disapprove

                                28% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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

 

                                31% strongly approve

                                47% somewhat approve

                                14% somewhat disapprove

                                  7% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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