MAINE SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday May 4, 2006

 

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Previous Maine Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Thinking about the 2006 election for Governor of Maine, suppose that Republicans nominate Dave Emery and Democrats nominate John Baldacci. If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Dave Emery or for Democrat John Baldacci?

 

                                36% Emery

44% Baldacci       

                                  7% some other candidate

13% not sure

 

2* Fine… what if the Republicans nominate Chandler Woodcock? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Chandler Woodcock or for Democrat John Baldacci?

 

33% Woodcock

46% Baldacci       

                                  7% some other candidate

14% not sure

 

3* Okay… what if the Republicans nominate Peter Mills? If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Peter Mills or for Democrat John Baldacci?

 

36% Mills

44% Baldacci       

                                  7% some other candidate

12% not sure

 

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

 

 

Baldacci

Emery

Woodcock

Mills

Snowe

Very favorable

16%

  8%

  8%

10%

47%

Somewhat favorable

39%

36%

26%

33%

27%

Somewhat favorable

19%

21%

24%

22%

14%

Very  unfavorable

23%

10%

11%

  9%

  8%

Not sure

  4%

24%

32%

26%

  3%

 

5* Generally speaking, do tax increases help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

15% help

59% hurt

15% no impact

12% not sure

 

6* Okay… do tax cuts help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

46% help

24% hurt

19% no impact

11% not sure

 

7*How are your income taxes prepared? Do you do it yourself, hire a professional, or have someone else in your family take care of your income tax filing?

 

37% do it yourself

52% hire a professional

  9% have someone else in the family

  2% not sure

 

8* This year, are your taxes being filed electronically or by mail?

 

40% electronically

53% by mail

  7% not sure

 

9* Which is worse, filling out your income tax paperwork or going to the dentist?

 

46% tax paperwork

40% going to the dentist

14% not sure

 

10* One more topic… How closely have you followed news stories about the Congressional debate on immigration legislation?

 

39% very closely

39% somewhat closely

15% not very closely

  5% not at all

  2% not sure

 

11* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system.  Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome.  Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

59% agree

25% disagree

16% not sure

 

12* Some people say it makes no sense to debate new rules for immigration until we can control our borders and enforce the existing laws.  Do you agree or disagree?

               

71% agree

19% disagree

11% not sure

 

                13* There are currently 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States. Most have lived here for more than five years.  Should the United States forcibly require all 11 million illegal aliens to leave this country?

 

37% yes

45% no

18% not sure

 

                14* Suppose a woman enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child in the United States.  Should that child automatically become a citizen of the United States?

 

33% yes

59% no

  8% not sure

 

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