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NEW JERSEY SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday October 11, 2006

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Previous New Jersey Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* If the election for U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican Tom Kean, Jr. or for Democrat Robert Menendez?

 

                                39% Kean

42% Menendez    

                                  8% some other candidate

                                11% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

40% Kean

44% Menendez    

                                  7% some other candidate

                  8% not sure

 

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

 

                Kean voters

56% for Kean

39% against Menendez

  5% not sure

               

Menendez voters

63% for Menendez

29% against Kean

  8% not sure

 

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

 

 

Menendez

Kean

Very favorable

  9%

12%

Somewhat favorable

36%

36%

Somewhat unfavorable

24%

28%

Very unfavorable

22%

12%

Not sure

10%

12%

 

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.

 

67% very important

29% somewhat important

  1% not very important

  0% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

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

                82% very important

14% somewhat important

  3% not very important

  1% not at all important

  0% not sure

 

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

 

37% very important

31% somewhat important

20% not very important

11% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

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

 

66% very important

28% somewhat important

  4% not very important

  2% not at all important

  0% not sure

 

8* Great… what about immigration

 

44% very important

32% somewhat important

18% not very important

  4% not at all important

  3% not sure

 

9* Last one… reigning in government corruption…

 

78% very important

13% somewhat important

  4% not very important

  3% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

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

 

                43% yes

                41% no

                17% not sure

 

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

 

                46% yes

                30% no

                24% not sure

 

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

                                51% 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?

 

                                35% Republican

                                51% Democratic

                                13% 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?

 

                                24% strongly approve

                                18% somewhat approve

                                12% somewhat disapprove

                                45% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

14* How would you rate the job Jon Corzine 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

38% somewhat approve

25% somewhat disapprove

23% strongly disapprove

                                  3% not sure

 

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