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OHIO SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

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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

47% Brown           

                                  6% some other candidate

                                  6% not sure

 

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

 

                35% Blackwell

54% Strickland     

                                  4% some other candidate

                                  7% not sure

 

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

 

 

DeWine

Brown

Blackwell

Strickland

Very favorable

13%

20%

21%

26%

Somewhat favorable

35%

32%

23%

31%

Somewhat unfavorable

27%

20%

17%

17%

Very unfavorable

17%

17%

34%

18%

Not sure

  7%

10%

  6%

  9%

 

4*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?

 

31% the economy

12% immigration

                12% government corruption

20% national security

15% the War in Iraq

  3% same-sex marriage

  4% some other issue

  3% not sure

 

5* 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?

 

44% Republicans

47% Democrats

10% not sure

 

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

 

40% Republicans

50% Democrats

10% not sure

 

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

 

37% Republicans

55% Democrats

  8% not sure

 

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

 

35% Republicans

46% Democrats

18% not sure

 

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

 

36% Republicans

51% Democrats

13% not sure

 

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

 

                                47% Iraq part of War on Terror

                                45% distraction

                                  8% not sure

 

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

 

                                12% political party

                                83% character

                                  5% not sure

 

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

 

  8% rarely or never

22% occasionally

22% about once a week

30% several times a week

18% every day or nearly every day

  0% not sure

 

13*Have you ever met your representative in Congress?

               

                                27% yes

                                69% no

                                  4% 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?

 

                                23% strongly approve

                                19% somewhat approve

                                10% somewhat disapprove

                                47% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

15* 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?

 

                                  5% strongly approve

                                16% somewhat approve

                                24% somewhat disapprove

                                53% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

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