CALIFORNIA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday March 15, 2006

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous California Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Thinking about the 2006 election for Governor of California, suppose that Republicans nominate Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrats nominate Phil Angelides. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger or for Democrat Phil Angelides?

 

                                44% Schwarzenegger

45% Angelides    

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure

 

2* Fine… what if the Democrats nominate Steve Westly? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger or for Democrat Steve Westly?

 

44% Schwarzenegger

45% Westly         

                                  6% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

 

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

 

 

Schwarzenegger

Westly

Angelides

Very favorable

23%

  9%

10%

Somewhat favorable

30%

36%

33%

Somewhat unfavorable

26%

20%

22%

Very unfavorable

20%

  8%

12%

Not sure

  1%

27%

24%

 

4* Generally speaking, is it too easy for a woman to get an abortion in the United States or too hard?

 

33% too easy

27% too hard

25% about right

15% not sure

 

5* Do you personally know anyone who has had an abortion?

 

70% yes

                                26% no

                                  4% not sure

 

6* Is abortion morally wrong most of the time?

 

47% yes

                                44% no

  9% not sure

 

7* A bill was recently passed in one state that would permit abortion only in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. Do you favor or oppose permitting abortion only in cases where the life of the mother is at risk?

 

32% favor

53% oppose

16% not sure

 

8* Different topic… Generally speaking, are American elections fair to voters?

 

47% yes

                                39% no

13% not sure

 

                9* In thinking about how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of campaign finance reform?

 

46% very important

33% somewhat important

13% not very important

  2% not at all important

  6% not sure

 

10* Do you favor or oppose public funding of political campaigns?

 

32% favor

51% oppose

17% not sure

 

                11* Are most politicians willing to change their vote on key issues in exchange for a large campaign contribution?

 

58% yes

                                19% no

23% not sure

 

12* How big a contribution does it take to influence a Senator or governor?

 

  8% $1,000

19% $10,000

13% $50,000

15% $100,000

13% more than $100,000

32% not sure

 

13* When it comes to information about elected officials, who provides the most trustworthy and reliable information—the candidate’s campaign, churches and civic groups, or the media?

 

  9% the candidate’s campaign

34% churches and civic groups

38% the media

19% not sure

 

14* 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?

 

22% strongly approve

16% somewhat approve

12% somewhat disapprove

48% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

15* How would you rate the job Arnold Schwarzenegger been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

20% strongly approve

26% somewhat approve

27% somewhat disapprove

23% strongly disapprove

                                  4% not sure

 

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