SOUTH CAROLINA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

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Previous South Carolina Survey

Daily Snapshot


1* In thinking about the 2006 election for Governor if the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Mark Sanford or for Democrat Tommy Moore?


                47% Sanford

38% Moore          

                                  5% some other candidate

                                10% not sure


2* 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




3*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?


41% the economy

13% immigration

                  7% government corruption

16% national security

15% the War in Iraq

  2% same-sex marriage

  3% some other issue

  3% not sure


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


38% very confident

32% somewhat confident

19% not very confident

  8% not at all confident

  3% not sure


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


80% yes

16% no

  4% not sure


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


61% English only

37% English and Spanish

  2% not sure


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


28% yes

45% no

27% not sure


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


24% yes

44% no

32% not sure


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


53% yes

31% no

15% not sure


10*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?


75% marriage is between man and woman

22% between any two people

  3% not sure


11*Do you believe the Bible literally true?


62% yes

27% no

11% not sure


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


47% pro-choice

42% pro-life

11% not sure


13* 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?


                                29% strongly approve

                                17% somewhat approve

                                16% somewhat disapprove

                                37% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure


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


                                24% strongly approve

                                37% somewhat approve

                                21% somewhat disapprove

                                17% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure


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