Rasmussen Reports
Sign up now for ElectionEdge 2006. The most comprehensive public opinion coverage ever provided for a mid-term election.
 

ILLINOIS SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Sunday October 15, 2006

Toplines

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

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?

 

                                36% Topinka

44% Blagojevich

  9% Whitney       

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

36% Topinka

45% Blagojevich 

  9% Whitney

                11% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

36% Total Topinka

                22% Certain Topinka

                  9% Topinka

                  5% Lean Topinka

 

45% Total Blagojevich

                 24% Certain Blagojevich

                 17% Blagojevich

                   4% Lean Blagojevich

 

  9% Whitney

                11% Not Sure

 

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

 

                Topinka voters

35% for Topinka

59% against Blagojevich

  7% not sure

               

Blagojevich voters

50% for Blagojevich

44% against Topinka

  6% not sure

 

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

 

 

Blagojevich

Topinka

Whitney

Very favorable

11%

11%

  3%

Somewhat favorable

27%

26%

26%

Somewhat unfavorable

33%

32%

13%

Very unfavorable

27%

28%

  9%

Not sure

 1%

  3%

49%

 

4* How closely have you followed news stories about the situation involving Congressman Mark Foley?


                                40% very closely

37% somewhat closely

18% not very closely

  4% not at all
  0% not sure

 

5* How do you rate the way that Republican leaders in Congress have handled the Foley situation?

 

                                10% excellent

                                16% good

                                22% fair

                                44% poor

                                  7% not sure

 

6* Suppose that Foley had been a Democrat. Would Democratic leaders in Congress have handled the situation better, worse, or about the same?

 

                                20% better

                                21% worse

                                50% about the same

                                  9% not sure

 

7* How common is it for members of Congress to have inappropriate relationships with their staff?

 

                                  8% very common

                                35% somewhat common

                                30% not very common

                                  6% not at all common

                                22% not sure

 

8* In terms of impacting your vote for the U.S. Senate this fall, how important is the situation involving Mark Foley?

 

                                15% very important

                                25% somewhat important

                                34% not very important

                                23% not at all important

                                  4% not sure

 

9* Okay… how closely have you followed news stories about North Korea’s nuclear test?

 

                                53% very closely

35% somewhat closely

  9% not very closely

  1% not at all
  2% not sure

 

10* How do you rate the way that the Bush Administration has responded to North Korea?

 

                                21% excellent

                                21% good

                                26% fair

                                29% poor

                                  4% not sure

 

11* Is the situation with North Korea part of the War on Terror or something entirely separate from it?

 

                                18% part of the War on Terror

                                67% entirely separate from the War on Terror

                                16% not sure

 

12*  Who’s winning war on terror the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

 

                                40% the United States and its allies

                                28% the terrorists

                                25% neither

                                  7% not sure

 

13* In terms of impacting your vote for the U.S. Senate this fall, how important is the situation involving North Korea?

 

                                36% very important

                                41% somewhat important

                                13% not very important

                                  4% not at all important

                                  6% 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

                                17% somewhat approve

                                13% somewhat disapprove

                                48% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

15* 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?

 

                                13% strongly approve

                                22% somewhat approve

                                31% somewhat disapprove

                                32% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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