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MASSACHUSETTS  SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday September 21, 2006

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1* If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Deval Patrick, or Independent Christy Mihos?

 

                                24% Healey

57% Patrick          

                                  9% Mihos

                                  1% some other candidate

                                  8% not sure

 

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

 

 

Romney

Patrick

Healey

Mihos

Very favorable

19%

34%

 12%

  7%

Somewhat favorable

25%

37%

 30%

 32%

Somewhat unfavorable

 31%

13%

31%

 26%

Very unfavorable

 22%

10%

22%

 12%

Not sure

   2%

  7%

  5%

23%

 

3*In terms of how you will vote this November, which of the following issues is most important… the economy, immigration, government corruption, national security, the War in Iraq, same-sex marriage, or some other issue?

 

30% the economy

12% immigration

                  7% government corruption

14% national security

24% the War in Iraq

  6% same-sex marriage

  4% some other issue

  3% not sure

 

4* I’m going to read you a short list of issues. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue. First, national security. Which political party do you trust more on the handling of national security—Republicans or Democrats?

 

37% Republicans

50% Democrats

13% not sure

 

5* Fine…the War in Iraq…Which party do you trust more on the War in Iraq?

 

31% Republicans

56% Democrats

13% not sure

 

6* Okay… the economy.  Which political party do you trust more on the handling of the economy—Republicans or Democrats?

 

32% Republicans

59% Democrats

  9% not sure

 

7* Great…immigration. Which political party do you trust more on the immigration issue?

 

33% Republicans

46% Democrats

20% not sure

 

8* Okay…taxes.  Which political party do you trust more on taxes?

 

32% Republicans

53% Democrats

15% not sure

 

9* Fine…Is the War in Iraq part of the war on terror or is it a distraction from the War on Terror?

 

                                38% Iraq part of War on Terror

                                53% distraction

                                  9% not sure

 

10*Great…which is more important in terms of deciding how you will vote…a candidates political party or their individual character?

 

                                10% political party

                                85% character

                                  5% not sure

 

11*Okay….how often do you discuss politics and current events with family, friends and neighbors?

 

  6% rarely or never

20% occasionally

16% about once a week

29% several times a week

27% every day or nearly every day

  1% not sure

 

12*Have you ever met your representative in Congress?

               

                                34% yes

                                60% no

                                  6% not sure

 

13* 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

                                19% somewhat approve

                                12% somewhat disapprove

                                51% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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

 

                                18% strongly approve

                                27% somewhat approve

                                28% somewhat disapprove

                                26% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

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