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RHODE ISLAND SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday October 19, 2006

Toplines

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions Governor

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions Senator

Crosstabs for Other Questions

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?

 

                                50% Carcieri

42% Fogarty        

                                  2% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

51% Carcieri

44% Fogarty        

                                  1% some other candidate

                  4% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

51% Total Carcieri

                43%        Certain Carcieri

                  7%        Carcieri

                  1%        Lean Carcieri

 

44% Total Fogarty

                31%        Certain Fogarty

                12%        Fogarty

                  2%        Lean Fogarty

 

                  1% Some Other Candidate

                  6% Not Sure

 

2* 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?

 

42% Chafee

50% Whitehouse

                                  3% some other candidate

                                  5% not sure

 

WITH LEANERS

 

44% Chafee

52% Whitehouse

                                  1% some other candidate

                  4% not sure

 

BREAKDOWN

 

44% Total Chafee

                36%        Certain Chafee

                  6%        Chafee

                  2%        Lean Chafee

 

52% Total Whitehouse

                42%        Certain Whitehouse

                  9%        Whitehouse

                  1%        Lean Whitehouse

 

                  1% Some Other Candidate

                  4% Not Sure

 

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

 

 

Carcieri

Fogarty

Chafee

Whitehouse

Very favorable

37%

20%

23%

25%

Somewhat favorable

27%

36%

37%

30%

Somewhat favorable

22%

27%

24%

23%

Very unfavorable

14%

15%

15%

20%

Not sure

  1%

  3%

  2%

  2%

 

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


                                41% very closely

36% somewhat closely

17% not very closely

  6% not at all
  1% not sure

 

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

 

                                  7% excellent

                                14% good

                                27% fair

                                46% poor

                                  6% 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?

 

                                25% better

                                17% worse

                                48% about the same

                                11% not sure

 

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

 

                                14% very common

                                29% somewhat common

                                33% not very common

                                  7% not at all common

                                18% not sure

 

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

 

                                11% very important

                                15% somewhat important

                                38% not very important

                                34% not at all important

                                  3% not sure

 

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

 

                                63% very closely

29% somewhat closely

  7% not very closely

  1% not at all
  0% not sure

 

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

 

                                13% excellent

                                20% good

                                26% fair

                                36% poor

                                  4% not sure

 

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

 

                                25% part of the War on Terror

                                65% entirely separate from the War on Terror

                                10% not sure

 

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

 

                                27% the United States and its allies

                                39% the terrorists

                                27% neither

                                  7% not sure

 

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

 

                                38% very important

                                41% somewhat important

                                15% not very important

                                  4% not at all important

                                  2% 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?

 

                                18% strongly approve

                                14% somewhat approve

                                10% somewhat disapprove

                                59% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

15* 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?

 

35% strongly approve

25% somewhat approve

22% somewhat disapprove

17% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

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