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PENNSYLVANIA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Monday, October 16, 2006

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Previous Pennsylvania Survey

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1*If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Lynn Swann or for Democrat Ed Rendell?

 

                40% Swann

57% Rendell         

                                  1% some other candidate

                                  3% not sure

 

2* If the election for the United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Rick Santorum or for Democrat Bob Casey, Jr?

 

41% Santorum

54% Casey

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  2% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

43% Santorum

55% Casey           

                                  2% some other candidate

                  0% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

43% Total Santorum

                33% Certain Santorum

                  9% Santorum

                  1% Lean Santorum

 

55% Total Casey

                46% Certain Casey

                  8% Casey

                  2% Lean Casey

 

                  2% Some Other Candidate

                  0% Not Sure

 

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

 

 

Rendell

Swann

Santorum

Casey

Very favorable

32%

23%

26%

21%

Somewhat favorable

32%

34%

20%

36%

Somewhat unfavorable

14%

22%

13%

15%

Very unfavorable

20%

16%

39%

22%

Not sure

  1%

  5%

  2%

  6%

 

 

4* How closely have you followed news stories about the situation involving Congressman Mark Foley?


                                49% very closely

35% somewhat closely

13% not very closely

  3% not at all
  1% not sure

 

5* How do you rate the way that Republican leaders in Congress have handled the Foley situation?

 

                                12% excellent

                                15% good

                                18% fair

                                50% poor

                                  4% not sure

 

6* Suppose that Foley had been a Democrat. Would Democratic leaders in Congress have handled the situation better, worse, or about the same?

 

                                27% better

                                20% worse

                                45% about the same

                                  8% not sure

 

7* How common is it for members of Congress to have inappropriate relationships with their staff?

 

                                  8% very common

                                33% somewhat common

                                37% not very common

                                  7% not at all common

                                14% not sure

 

8* In terms of impacting your vote for the U.S. Senate this fall, how important is the situation involving Mark Foley?

 

                                18% very important

                                20% somewhat important

                                30% not very important

                                29% not at all important

                                  2% not sure

 

9* Okay… how closely have you followed news stories about North Korea’s nuclear test?

 

                                63% very closely

30% somewhat closely

  6% not very closely

  0% not at all
  1% not sure

 

10* How do you rate the way that the Bush Administration has responded to North Korea?

 

                                19% excellent

                                22% good

                                31% fair

                                26% poor

                                  2% not sure

 

11* Is the situation with North Korea part of the War on Terror or something entirely separate from it?

 

                                20% part of the War on Terror

                                69% entirely separate from the War on Terror

                                11% not sure

 

12*  Who’s winning war on terror the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

 

                                32% the United States and its allies

                                26% the terrorists

                                28% neither

                                  4% not sure

 

13* In terms of impacting your vote for the U.S. Senate this fall, how important is the situation involving North Korea?

 

                                40% very important

                                34% somewhat important

                                18% not very important

                                  7% not at all important

                                  1% 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?

 

                                26% strongly approve

                                12% somewhat approve

                                  8% somewhat disapprove

                                53% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

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

 

29% strongly approve

30% somewhat approve

14% somewhat disapprove

26% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

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