VIRGINIA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday July 18, 2006


Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Crosstabs for Voter Preference by Top Issue

Previous Virginia Survey

Daily Snapshot


1* In the 2006 election for the U.S. Senate…if the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican George Allen or for Democrat James Webb?



                                50% Allen

39% Webb           

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  8% 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?


28% the economy

10% immigration

                  9% government corruption

23% national security

17% the War in Iraq

  3% same-sex marriage

  6% 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?


40% very confident

34% somewhat confident

15% not very confident

  8% not at all confident

  2% not sure


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


80% yes

14% no

  7% not sure


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


59% English only

37% English and Spanish

  4% not sure


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


28% yes

48% no

24% not sure


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


23% yes

40% no

37% not sure


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


50% yes

36% 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?


71% marriage is between man and woman

26%between any two people

  3% not sure


11*Do you believe the Bible literally true?


53% yes

40% no

  7% not sure


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


51% pro-choice

40% pro-life

  9% 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

                                23% somewhat approve

                                10% somewhat disapprove

                                37% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure


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


25% strongly approve

44% somewhat approve

19% somewhat disapprove

  9% strongly disapprove

                                  4% not sure


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