OHIO SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Previous Ohio Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Mike DeWine or for Democrat Sherrod Brown?

 

42% DeWine

44% Brown           

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  8% not sure

 

2* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Ken Blackwell or for Democrat Ted Strickland?

 

                39% Blackwell

50% Strickland     

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure

 

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

 

 

DeWine

Brown

Blackwell

Strickland

Very favorable

13%

14%

21%

20%

Somewhat favorable

33%

31%

22%

31%

Somewhat unfavorable

27%

25%

17%

24%

Very unfavorable

17%

15%

31%

13%

Not sure

  9%

15%

  9%

12%

 

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?

 

36% the economy

  9% immigration

                15% government corruption

17% national security

13% the War in Iraq

  5% same-sex marriage

  2% 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?

 

33% very confident

30% somewhat confident

24% not very confident

10% 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?

 

76% yes

18% no

  6% not sure

 

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

 

69% English only

27% English and Spanish

  3% not sure

 

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

 

28% yes

46% no

26% not sure

 

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

 

27% yes

40% no

33% not sure

 

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

 

60% yes

29% no

11% 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?

 

66% marriage is between man and woman

31% between any two people

  3% not sure

 

12*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

51% yes

39% no

10% not sure

 

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

 

48% pro-choice

43% pro-life

  9% not sure

 

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

 

                                  4% strongly approve

                                16% somewhat approve

                                26% somewhat disapprove

                                51% strongly disapprove

                                  3% 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?

 

                                28% strongly approve

                                15% somewhat approve

                                11% somewhat disapprove

                                44% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

 

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