RHODE ISLAND SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday August 3, 2006

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Previous Rhode Island Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Donald Carcieri or Democrat Charles Fogarty?

 

                                43% Carcieri

43% Fogarty        

                                  3% some other candidate

                                12% not sure

 

2* In the race for the U.S. Senate, suppose you have a choice between Republican Lincoln Chafee or Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Lincoln Chafee or Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse?

 

38% Chaffee

44% Whitehouse

                                  7% some other candidate

                                11% not sure

 

3* Fine… what if the Republicans nominate Steve Laffey? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Steve Laffey or Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse?

 

31% Laffey

55% Whitehouse

                                  4% some other candidate

                                10% not sure

 

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

 

 

Carcieri

Fogarty

Chaffee

Whitehouse

Laffey

Very favorable

26%

17%

20%

21%

14%

Somewhat favorable

35%

41%

33%

40%

26%

Somewhat favorable

23%

21%

25%

17%

23%

Very unfavorable

11%

  5%

15%

11%

25%

Not sure

  4%

16%

  6%

11%

11%

 

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?

 

31% the economy

  9% immigration

                  9% government corruption

13% national security

26% the War in Iraq

  3% same-sex marriage

  4% 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?

 

24% very confident

42% somewhat confident

21% not very confident

11% 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?

 

82% yes

11% no

  7% not sure

 

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

 

64% English only

33% English and Spanish

  3% not sure

 

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

 

25% yes

38% no

38% not sure

 

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

 

21% yes

33% no

46% not sure

 

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

 

55% yes

27% no

17% 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?

 

51% marriage is between man and woman

45% between any two people

  4% not sure

 

13*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

31% yes

52% no

17% not sure

 

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

 

64% pro-choice

31% pro-life

  4% not sure

 

15* 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?

 

                                16% strongly approve

                                17% somewhat approve

                                14% somewhat disapprove

                                52% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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

 

27% strongly approve

32% somewhat approve

25% somewhat disapprove

14% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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