PENNSYLVANIA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Pennsylvania Survey

Daily Snapshot


1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Lynn Swann or for Democrat Ed Rendell?


                40% Swann

50% Rendell         

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  8% not sure


2* OK… If the election for the United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Rick Santorum or for Democrat Bob Casey, Jr.?


39% Santorum

50% Casey           

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure


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







Very favorable





Somewhat favorable





Somewhat unfavorable





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?


29% the economy

11% immigration

                11% government corruption

18% national security

16% the War in Iraq

  2% same-sex marriage

  6% some other issue

  6% not sure


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


36% very confident

35% somewhat confident

19% not very confident

  6% 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?


78% yes

14% no

  8% not sure


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


68% English only

30% English and Spanish

  2% not sure


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


19% yes

49% no

32% not sure


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


26% yes

38% no

36% not sure


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


58% yes

30% no

16% 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?


62% marriage is between man and woman

34% between any two people

  4% not sure


12*Do you believe the Bible literally true?


43% yes

44% no

13% not sure


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


56% pro-choice

37% pro-life

  8% not sure


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


19% strongly approve

39% somewhat approve

19% somewhat disapprove

20% strongly disapprove

                                  3% not sure


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