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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:

ANGELIDES 36%

SCHWARNENEGGER 49%

OTHER 3%

UNDECIDED 12%

If the 2006 election for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for:

FEINSTEIN 53%

MOUNTJOY 23%

OTHER 3%

UNDECIDED 20%

Will your vote for U.S. Senate mainly be:

FOR CANDIDATE 66%

AGAINSTRONGLYOPPONENT 21%

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?)

STRONGLYAPPROVE 20%

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?)

STRONGLYAPPROVE 0.8%

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:

IRAQ 29%

TERRORISM/SECURITY 14%

HEALTH CARE 14%

IMMIGRATION 13%

TAXES/GOVT SPNDG 12%

ECONOMY/JOBS 11%

OTHER/DK 5%

MORAL/FAMILY 2%

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%

DEPORTED 34%

NOT SURE 10%

In general, which is better for the country?

SAME PARTY 45%

DIVIDED 37%

NOT SURE 18%

Demographics:

What is your current official party voter registration? Are you registered to vote as a:

DEMOCRAT 46%

REPUBLICAN 36%

INDEPENDENT 18%

Would you describe your personal political views as very liberal, somewhat liberal, moderate, somewhat conservative or very conservative?

VERY LIBERAL 10%

SOMEWHAT LIBERAL 20%

MODERATE 33%

SOMEWHAT CONSERVATIVE 27%

VERY CONSERVATIVE 9%

DK/REF 0.6%

What is your age?

18-34 13%

35-49 30%

50-64 33%

65+ 23%

REF 0.3%

Which of the following best describes your race or ethnicity?

WHITE 72%

BLACK 5%

HISPANIC 20%

OTHER 2%

REFUSED 1%

SEX:

MALE 48%

FEMALE 52%

REGION:

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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