VERMONT SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday, August 3, 2006

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Previous Vermont Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Jim Douglas or for Democrat Scudder Parker?

 

                55% Douglas

37% Parker           

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

2* Okay…in the election for the United States Senator, suppose you have a choice between Republican Greg Parke and Independent Bernie Sanders. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Greg Parke or for Independent Bernie Sanders?

 

23% Parke

70% Sanders        

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

3* Okay… what if the Republicans nominate Richard Tarrant?  If the election for U.S. Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Richard Tarrant or for Independent Bernie Sanders?

 

34% Tarrant

62% Sanders        

                                  1% some other candidate

                                  3% not sure

 

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

 

 

Douglas

Parker

Sanders

Parke

Tarrant

Very favorable

29%

15%

52%

  4%

16%

Somewhat favorable

39%

29%

17%

21%

22%

Somewhat unfavorable

23%

21%

10%

25%

21%

Very unfavorable

  7%

   9%

 19%

15%

31%

Not sure

  1%

 26%

   2%

36%

   9%

 

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

  8% immigration

                12% government corruption

13% national security

25% the War in Iraq

  1% same-sex marriage

  8% some other issue

  2% not sure

 

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

 

29% very confident

36% somewhat confident

22% not very confident

11% not at all confident

  2% not sure

 

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

 

60% yes

29% no

11% not sure

 

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

 

49% English only

47% English and Spanish

  5% not sure

 

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

 

28% yes

40% no

32% not sure

 

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

 

17% yes

44% no

40% not sure

 

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

 

63% yes

24% no

12% 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?

 

44% marriage is between man and woman

49% between any two people

  7% not sure

 

13*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

22% yes

59% no

18% not sure

 

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

 

68% pro-choice

24% pro-life

  8% 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?

 

                                15% strongly approve

                                15% somewhat approve

                                10% somewhat disapprove

                                57% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

16* How would you rate the job Jim Douglas 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

38% somewhat approve

24% somewhat disapprove

  9% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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