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NEW JERSEY SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday October 25, 2006

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

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Crosstabs for Vote For or Against

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?

 

                                43% Kean

41% Menendez    

                                  9% some other candidate

                                  8% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

45% Kean

45% Menendez    

                                  5% some other candidate

                  6% not sure

 

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

 

                Kean voters

48% for Kean

43% against Menendez

  8% not sure

               

Menendez voters

58% for Menendez

34% against Kean

  7% not sure

 

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

 

 

Menendez

Kean

Very favorable

11%

14%

Somewhat favorable

30%

30%

Somewhat unfavorable

25%

30%

Very unfavorable

29%

23%

Not sure

  3%

  4%

 

4* How often are you following news stories about the political campaigns in your state?

 

  5% rarely or never

18% occasionally

34% a few times per week

42% every day

  1% mot sure

 

5* 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?

 

36% Republican

54% Democratic

10% mot sure

 

6* How would you rate the way things are going in Iraq these days…excellent, good, fair or poor?

 

  4% excellent

13% good

19% fair

64% poor

  0% not sure

 

7* Generally speaking how would you rate the U.S Economy these days…excellent, good, fair or poor?

 

18% excellent

23% good

37% fair

22% poor

  0% not sure

 

8* Which political party do you trust more to handle the War in Iraq-Republicans or Democrats?

 

40% Republicans

44% Democrats

16% not sure

 

9* Which political party do you trust more to handle the Economy-Republicans or Democrats?

 

42% Republicans

50% Democrats

  8% not sure

 

10* 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?

 

                                28% strongly approve

                                14% somewhat approve

                                  9% somewhat disapprove

                                49% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

11* 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?

 

17% strongly approve

36% somewhat approve

25% somewhat disapprove

21% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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