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RHODE ISLAND SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday October 4, 2006

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Previous Rhode Island Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* If the election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Donald Carcieri or Democrat Charles Fogarty?

 

                                47% Carcieri

44% Fogarty        

                                  2% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

48% Carcieri

45% Fogarty        

                                  1% some other candidate

                  6% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

48% Total Carcieri

                39%        Certain Carcieri

                  8%        Carcieri

                  1%        Lean Carcieri

 

45% Total Fogarty

                32%        Certain Fogarty

                11%        Fogarty

                  1%        Lean Fogarty

 

                  1% Some Other Candidate

                  6% Not Sure

 

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

 

                Carcieri voters

90% for Carcieri

  5% against Fogarty

  5% not sure

               

Fogarty voters

58% for Fogarty

34% against Carcieri

  8% not sure

 

3* In the race for the U.S. Senate, if the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Lincoln Chafee or Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse?

 

39% Chafee

49% Whitehouse

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  8% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

42% Chafee

51% Whitehouse

                                  2% some other candidate

                  6% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

42% Total Chafee

                29%        Certain Chafee

                10%        Chafee

                  2%        Lean Chafee

 

51% Total Whitehouse

                40%        Certain Whitehouse

                10%        Whitehouse

                  1%        Lean Whitehouse

 

                  2% Some Other Candidate

                  6% Not Sure

 

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

 

                Chafee voters

68% for Chafee

29% against Whitehouse

  3% not sure

               

Whitehouse voters

65% for Whitehouse

29% against Chafee

  6% not sure

 

 

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

 

 

Carcieri

Fogarty

Chafee

Whitehouse

Very favorable

36%

22%

22%

27%

Somewhat favorable

29%

39%

35%

32%

Somewhat favorable

17%

21%

24%

18%

Very unfavorable

14%

10%

16%

15%

Not sure

  4%

  8%

  3%

  9%

 

6* 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.

 

70% very important

26% somewhat important

  3% not very important

  0% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

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

                78% very important

16% somewhat important

  4% not very important

  1% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

 

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

 

39% very important

32% somewhat important

18% not very important

  8% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

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

 

68% very important

25% somewhat important

  3% not very important

  3% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

10* Great… what about immigration

 

49% very important

30% somewhat important

15% not very important

  4% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

11* Last one… reigning in government corruption…

 

72% very important

20% somewhat important

  6% not very important

  1% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

12* 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?

 

                                19% strongly approve

                                13% somewhat approve

                                11% somewhat disapprove

                                56% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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

 

36% strongly approve

30% somewhat approve

19% somewhat disapprove

15% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

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