MASSACHUSETTS  SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday January 26, 2006

 

 

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Favorables

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Daily Snapshot

1* Now…suppose that, in the election for Governor, Republicans nominate Kerry Healey and Democrats nominate Thomas F. Reilly. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Kerry Healey or for Democrat Thomas F. Reilly?

 

                                27% Healey

49% Reilly            

                                10% some other candidate

                                14% not sure

 

2* Okay… what if the Democrats nominate Deval Patrick?  If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Kerry Healey or for Democrat Deval Patrick?

 

31% Healey

41% Patrick          

                                11% some other candidate

                                16% not sure

 

3* In the 2006 election for the U.S. Senate, suppose the Republicans nominate Kevin Scott and the Democrats nominate Edward Kennedy…If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican nominate Kevin Scott or for Democrat Edward Kennedy?

 

33% Scott

60% Kennedy      

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

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

 

 

Romney

Healey

Patrick

Reilly

Kennedy

Scott

Very favorable

21%

11%

11%

 13%

39%

  5%

Somewhat favorable

32%

34%

32%

37%

22%

25%

Somewhat unfavorable

 28%

27%

20%

21%

  9%

14%

Very unfavorable

 16%

13%

  7%

 17%

28%

  7%

Not sure

   3%

15%

 30%

 13%

   2%

 48%

 

5* Some people say that there is a natural tension between protecting individual rights and national security. In the United States today, does our legal system worry too much about protecting individual rights, too much about protecting national security, or is the balance about right?

 

24% worry too much about protecting individual right

37%worry too much about protecting national security

27% the balance is about right

11% not sure

 

6* Okay…how would you rate President Bush’s handling of the US economy…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 

11% excellent

17% good

19% fair

52% poor

                                  1% not sure

 

7* Overall, how would you rate President Bush’s handling of the situation in Iraq…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 

11% excellent

16% good

13% fair

59% poor

                                  1% not sure

 

8* When it comes to determining how you will vote in the U.S. Senate race this year, which issue is more important… immigration, or the situation in Iraq?

 

24% immigration

65% situation in Iraq

11% not sure

 

9* A proposal has been made to build a barrier along the U.S. - Mexican border. Do you favor or oppose building a barrier to help reduce illegal immigration?

 

                                49% favor

                                39% oppose

                                13% not sure

 

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