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ILLINOIS SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday October 10, 2006

Toplines

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Crosstabs for Vote For or Against

Previous Illinois Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Judy Baar Topinka or for Democrat Rod Blagojevich?

 

                                43% Topinka

49% Blagojevich

  3% Whitney       

                                  1% some other candidate

                                  3% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

43% Topinka

50% Blagojevich 

  3% Whitney

                                  1% some other candidate

                  2% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

45% Total Topinka

                24% Certain Topinka

                11% Topinka

                  8% Lean Topinka

 

50% Total Blagojevich

                 29% Certain Blagojevich

                 13% Blagojevich

                   8% Lean Blagojevich

 

  3% Whitney

                  0% Some Other Candidate

                  2% Not Sure

 

2* Is your vote primarily a vote for a candidate or against his opponent?

 

                Topinka voters

28% for Topinka

60% against Blagojevich

13% not sure

               

Blagojevich voters

51% for Blagojevich

38% against Topinka

11% not sure

 

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

 

 

Blagojevich

Topinka

Whitney

Very favorable

13%

  8%

  4%

Somewhat favorable

26%

30%

20%

Somewhat unfavorable

28%

28%

17%

Very unfavorable

31%

31%

  9%

Not sure

1%

  4%

50%

 

4* Okay… I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news today. For each, please let me know how important it will be in terms of how you will vote this November—first—the economy.

 

70% very important

27% somewhat important

  2% not very important

  1% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

5* Next… the national security issues like the War in Iraq and the War on Terror…

                74% very important

17% somewhat important

  6% not very important

  3% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

6* Okay… cultural issues like abortion, same sex marriage, and family values

 

44% very important

27% somewhat important

19% not very important

  9% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

7* Fine… domestic issues like education, health care, and social security

 

70% very important

25% somewhat important

  3% not very important

  1% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

8* Great… what about immigration

 

49% very important

30% somewhat important

16% not very important

  3% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

9* Last one… reigning in government corruption…

 

70% very important

20% somewhat important

  8% not very important

  1% not at all important

  0% not sure

 

10* Would you ever consider voting for a candidate who said he would raise taxes?
 

                43% yes

                36% no

                21% not sure

 

11* Would you ever consider voting for a candidate who said he would consider changes to Social Security?

 

                52% yes

                27% no

                21% not sure

 

12* Should all American troops in Iraq be brought home within a year?

                                49% yes

                32% no

                18% not sure

 

                13* Finally, suppose that your vote determined which political party wins control of the United States Senate this year.  Would you vote for the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?

 

                                41% Republican

                                53% Democratic

                                  6% 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?

 

                                27% strongly approve

                                16% somewhat approve

                                  9% somewhat disapprove

                                47% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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

 

                                12% strongly approve

                                26% somewhat approve

                                29% somewhat disapprove

                                32% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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