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OHIO SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

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Previous Ohio Survey

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1* If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Mike DeWine or for Democrat Sherrod Brown?

 

41% DeWine

49% Brown           

                                  5% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

43% DeWine

50% Brown           

                                  2% some other candidate

                  4% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

43% Total DeWine

                35%        Certain DeWine

                  6%        DeWine

                  2%        Lean DeWine

 

50% Total Brown

                36%        Certain Brown

                13%        Brown

                  1%        Lean Brown

 

                  2% Some Other Candidate

                  4% Not Sure

 

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

 

                DeWine voters

79% for DeWine

16% against Brown

  5% not sure

               

Brown voters

62% for Brown

28% against DeWine

10% not sure

 

3* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Ken Blackwell or for Democrat Ted Strickland?

 

                40% Blackwell

52% Strickland     

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  4% not sure

 

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

 

 

DeWine

Brown

Blackwell

Strickland

Very favorable

18%

24%

25%

28%

Somewhat favorable

31%

29%

23%

25%

Somewhat unfavorable

25%

21%

14%

17%

Very unfavorable

21%

19%

34%

21%

Not sure

  5%

  7%

  4%

  9%

 

5* 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

26% somewhat important

  3% not very important

  2% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

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

                72% very important

18% somewhat important

  6% not very important

  3% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

 

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

 

46% very important

21% somewhat important

20% not very important

11% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

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

 

72% very important

20% somewhat important

  5% not very important

  2% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

9* Great… what about immigration

 

49% very important

28% somewhat important

19% not very important

  4% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

10* Last one… reigning in government corruption…

 

68% very important

21% somewhat important

  7% not very important

  2% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

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

 

                42% yes

                35% no

                23% not sure

 

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

 

                55% yes

                23% no

                23% not sure

 

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

                                47% yes

                38% no

                16% not sure

 

                14* 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?

 

                                43% Republican

                                48% Democratic

                                  9% not sure

 

15* 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

                                15% somewhat approve

                                11% somewhat disapprove

                                41% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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

 

                                  7% strongly approve

                                17% somewhat approve

                                26% somewhat disapprove

                                46% strongly disapprove

                                  4% not sure

 

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