MAINE SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday July 19, 2006


Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Maine Survey

Daily Snapshot

1* Fine… what if the Republicans nominate Chandler Woodcock? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Chandler Woodcock or for Democrat John Baldacci?


37% Woodcock

43% Baldacci       

                                10% some other candidate

10% not sure


2* Now, in thinking about the 2006 election for United States Senator, if the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Olympia Snowe or for Democrat Jean Hay Bright?


69% Snowe

22% Hay Bright   

                                  4% some other candidate

  5% not sure



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






Hay Bright

Very favorable





Somewhat favorable





Somewhat favorable





Very  unfavorable





Not sure






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?


34% the economy

  8% immigration

                14% government corruption

14% national security

20% the War in Iraq

  4% 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?


32% very confident

39% somewhat confident

18% not very confident

10% 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?


67% yes

24% no

  9% not sure


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


61% English only

34% English and Spanish

  5% not sure


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


27% yes

43% no

31% not sure


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


26% yes

41% no

33% not sure


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


59% yes

29% no

12% 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?


53% marriage is between man and woman

43% between any two people

  5% not sure


12*Do you believe the Bible literally true?


34% yes

51% no

15% not sure


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


67% pro-choice

25% pro-life

  8% not sure


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