This poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C. from September 25 through September 28, 2006. A total of 625 registered California voters were interviewed statewide by telephone. All stated they were likely to vote in the November general election.
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Those interviewed were selected by the random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers. A cross-section of exchanges was utilized in order to ensure an accurate reflection of the state. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter turn-out by county.
The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than plus or minus 4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the "true" figure would fall within that range if the entire population were sampled. The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a gender or regional grouping.
Do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of ________?
If the 2006 election for Governor were held today, would you vote for:
If the 2006 election for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for:
Will your vote for U.S. Senate mainly be:
FOR CANDIDATE 66%
NOT SURE 13%
Do you approve or disapprove of George W. Bush’s overall job performance as President? (Is that, strongly approve/disapprove or somewhat approve/disapprove?)
SOMEWHAT APPROVE 20% (40%)
SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE 9%
STRONGLYDISAPPROVE 51% (60%)
NOT SURE 0.8%
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job? (Is that, strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove?)
SOMEWHAT APPROVE 18% (19%)
SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE 28%
STRONGLYDISAPPROVE 43% (71%)
NOT SURE 10%
Which ONE of the following issues will be MOST important in determining your vote for U.S. Senate this year:
HEALTH CARE 14%
TAXES/GOVT SPNDG 12%
GAS PRICE/ENERGY 1%
Generally speaking, would you say things in the country are heading in the right direction, or are they are off on the wrong track?
RIGHT DIRECTION 24%
WRONG TRACK 69%
NOT SURE 7%
Do you approve or disapprove of the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq? (Is that strongly approve/disapprove or somewhat approve/disapprove?)
STRONGLY APPROVE 18%
SOMEWHAT APPROVE 16% 34%
SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE 11%
STRONGLYDISAPPROVE 54% 65%
NOT SURE 1%
What should the U.S. do in Iraq:
SEND MORE 20%
KEEP SAME 10%
WITHDRAW SOME 18%
WITHDRAW ALL 33%
NOT SURE 20%
How worried are you about the direction of the nation’s economy in the next few years? Are you:
VERY WORRIED 27%
SOMEWHAT WORRIED 38% 65%
NOT TOO WORRIED 18%
NOT WORRIED 17% 35%
NOT SURE 0.5%
How worried are you that there will be another major terrorist attack in the U.S.? Are you:
VERY WORRIED 18%
SOMEWHAT WORRIED 50% 68%
NOT TOO WORRIED 27%
NOT WORRIED 5% 32%
NOT SURE 0.3%
Should illegal immigrants working in the United States be:
CHANCE TO STAY 56%
NOT SURE 10%
In general, which is better for the country?
SAME PARTY 45%
NOT SURE 18%
What is your current official party voter registration? Are you registered to vote as a:
Would you describe your personal political views as very liberal, somewhat liberal, moderate, somewhat conservative or very conservative?
VERY LIBERAL 10%
SOMEWHAT LIBERAL 20%
SOMEWHAT CONSERVATIVE 27%
VERY CONSERVATIVE 9%
What is your age?
Which of the following best describes your race or ethnicity?
NORTHERN CAL 8%
SF BAY AREA 20%
CENTRAL VALLEY 15%
CENTRAL COAST 7%
LA COUNTY 23%
LA SUBURBS 18%
SAN DIEGO METRO 9%
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