NEW YORK SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Monday, July 31, 2006

Toplines

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Crosstabs for Favorables

Daily Snapshot

 

1* In the 2006 Election for the Governor, suppose the Republicans nominate John Faso and the Democrats nominate Eliot Spitzer? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican John Faso or for Democrat Eliot Spitzer?

 

                21% Faso

62% Spitzer          

                                  6% some other candidate

                                10% not sure

 

2* In the 2006 Election for the Governor, suppose the Republicans nominate John Faso and the Democrats nominate Tom Suozzi? If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican John Faso or for Democrat Tom Suozzi?

 

      29% Faso

44% Suozzi           

                                11% some other candidate

                                16% not sure

 

3* Now… thinking about the 2006 election for the United States Senate…if the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Katherine  McFarland or for Democrat Hillary Clinton?

 

31% McFarland

61% Clinton         

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  3% not sure

 

4*  Okay… thinking about the 2006 election for the United States Senate…if the election were held today, would you vote for Republican John Spencer or for Democrat Hillary Clinton?

 

31% Spencer

61% Clinton         

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

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

 

 

Clinton

Spencer

McFarland

Spitzer

Suozzi

Faso

Very favorable

33%

  6%

  8%

38%

  8%

  8%

Somewhat favorable

29%

30%

27%

30%

33%

28%

Somewhat unfavorable

14%

21%

19%

11%

22%

24%

Very unfavorable

 23%

  8%

 11%

 13%

  9%

10%

Not sure

   1%

35%

 36%

   9%

29%

30%

 

6*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

                13% government corruption

15% national security

24% the War in Iraq

  2% same-sex marriage

  4% some other issue

  4% not sure

 

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

 

27% very confident

33% somewhat confident

25% not very confident

13% not at all confident

  3% not sure

 

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

 

73% yes

17% no

  9% not sure

 

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

 

52% English only

45% English and Spanish

  3% not sure

 

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

 

34% yes

37% no

29% not sure

 

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

 

22% yes

45% no

34% not sure

 

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

 

61% yes

28% no

11% not sure

 

13*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?

 

52% marriage is between man and woman

44% between any two people

  4% not sure

 

14*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

36% yes

52% no

12% not sure

 

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

 

65% pro-choice

29% pro-life

  7% not sure

 

16* 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?

 

                                18% strongly approve

                                17% somewhat approve

                                12% somewhat disapprove

                                51% strongly disapprove

                                  3% not sure

 

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

 

                                11% strongly approve

                                33% somewhat approve

                                32% somewhat disapprove

                                21% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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