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MICHIGAN SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday October 4, 2006

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions Governor

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions Senator

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Previous Michigan Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Thinking about the 2006 election for Governor…if the election for were held today, would you vote for Republican Dick DeVos or for Democrat Jennifer Granholm?

 

                                42% DeVos

49% Granholm     

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

44% DeVos

52% Granholm     

                                  1% some other candidate

                  3% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

44% Total DeVos

                32%        Certain DeVos

                10%        DeVos

                  2%        Lean DeVos

 

52% Total Granholm

                43%        Certain Granholm

                  6%        Granholm

                  3%        Lean Granholm

 

                  1% Some Other Candidate

                  3% Not Sure

 

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

 

                DeVos voters

56% for DeVos

36% against Granholm

  8% not sure

               

Granholm voters

67% for Granholm

29% against DeVos

  4% not sure

 

3* In the election for the U.S. Senate, if the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Michael Bouchard or for Democrat Debbie Stabenow?

 

                                39% Bouchard

56% Stabenow

                                  2% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

40% Bouchard

57% Stabenow     

                                  1% some other candidate

                  2% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

40% Total Bouchard

                32%        Certain Bouchard

                  7%        Bouchard

                  1%        Lean Bouchard

 

57% Total Stabenow

                46%        Certain Stabenow

                11%        Stabenow

                  0%        Lean Stabenow

 

                  1% Some Other Candidate

                  2% Not Sure

 

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

 

                Bouchard voters

62% for Bouchard

34% against Stabenow

  4% not sure

               

Stabenow voters

81% for Stabenow

13% against Bouchard

  7% not sure

 

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

 

 

Granholm

DeVos

Bouchard

Stabenow

Very favorable

27%

18%

19%

29%

Somewhat favorable

31%

27%

30%

30%

Somewhat unfavorable

18%

21%

27%

14%

Very unfavorable

24%

32%

13%

23%

Not sure

  1%

  2%

10%

  4%

 

6* 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.

 

79% very important

18% somewhat important

  2% not very important

  1% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

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

                71% very important

23% somewhat important

  3% not very important

  3% not at all important

  0% not sure

 

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

 

49% very important

29% somewhat important

13% not very important

  8% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

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

 

76% very important

21% somewhat important

  2% not very important

  0% not at all important

  0% not sure

 

10* Great… what about immigration

 

49% very important

31% somewhat important

16% not very important

  3% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

11* Last one… reigning in government corruption…

 

72% very important

21% somewhat important

  4% not very important

  0% not at all important

  3% not sure

 

12* 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?

 

                                23% strongly approve

                                20% somewhat approve

                                13% somewhat disapprove

                                44% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

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

 

23% strongly approve

31% somewhat approve

17% somewhat disapprove

28% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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