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NEW JERSEY SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Sunday October 29, 2006

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

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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?

 

                                44% Kean

49% Menendez    

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

44% Kean

49% Menendez    

                                  3% some other candidate

                  4% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

44% Total Kean

                34% Certain Kean

                  9% Kean

                  1% Lean Kean

 

49% Total Menendez

                31% Certain Menendez

                13% Menendez

                  5% Lean Menendez

 

                  0% Some Other Candidate

                  1% Not Sure

 

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

 

                Kean voters

50% for Kean

47% against Menendez

  3% not sure

               

Menendez voters

60% for Menendez

33% 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

17%

14%

Somewhat favorable

31%

32%

Somewhat unfavorable

27%

23%

Very unfavorable

21%

26%

Not sure

  4%

  5%

 

4* How closely have you followed the stories about the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage?

 

40% very closely

38% somewhat closely

14% not very closely

  4% not closely at all

  3% not sure

 

5* Should marriage be defined in terms of a union between a man and a woman?  Or should marriage be defined as a union between any two people including same sex couples?

 

58% marriage is between a man and a woman

35% between any two people

  7% not sure

 

6* In terms of how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of same-sex marriage?

 

25% very important

28% somewhat important

29% not very important

17% not important at all

  1% not sure

 

7* In terms of how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of government ethics and corruption?   

 

78% very important

18% somewhat important

  2% not very important

  1% not important at all

  1% not sure

 

8* Is New Jersey government more corrupt than most states, less corrupt than most states or about the same?

 

53% more corrupt

  6% less corrupt

39% about the same

  2% not sure

 

9* Who is winning the war on terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

 

38% the United States and its allies

31% the terrorists

27% neither

  4% 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?

 

                                30% strongly approve

                                13% somewhat approve

                                13% somewhat disapprove

                                42% strongly disapprove

                                  1% 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?

 

14% strongly approve

40% somewhat approve

21% somewhat disapprove

25% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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