TEXAS SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday, August 3, 2006

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Previous Texas Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Now… If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for , Republican Rick Perry, Democrat Chris Bell, Independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn, or Independent Kinky Friedman? If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

 

35% Perry

18% Bell

18% Strayhorn

18% Friedman

                                11% not sure

 

2* Now… If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison or for Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky?

 

                61% Hutchison

31% Radnofsky   

                                  2% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

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

 

 

Perry

Bell

Strayhorn

Friedman

Hutchison

Radnofsky

Very favorable

18%

  7%

 14%

17%

43%

  8%

Somewhat favorable

36%

28%

 31%

24%

28%

23%

Somewhat unfavorable

 23%

24%

 20%

 19%

15%

21%

Very unfavorable

 18%

12%

 18%

 21%

  9%

11%

Not sure

   5%

29%

 17%

 19%

  6%

37%

 

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?

 

21% the economy

18% immigration

                13% government corruption

16% national security

15% the War in Iraq

  4% same-sex marriage

  4% some other issue

  2% 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

30% somewhat confident

16% not very confident

  9% not at all confident

  3% not sure

 

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

 

83% yes

13% no

  5% not sure

 

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

 

58% English only

40% English and Spanish

  2% not sure

 

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

 

22% yes

49% no

29% not sure

 

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

 

28% yes

33% no

39% not sure

 

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

 

48% yes

37% no

15% 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?

 

71% marriage is between man and woman

26% between any two people

  3% not sure

 

12*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

60% yes

32% no

  8% not sure

 

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

 

44% pro-choice

48% pro-life

  8% not sure

 

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