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This poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C. from November 1 through November 3, 2006.  A total of 625 registered Maryland 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 recognize the name ______?

(IF YES) 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 Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for:

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

Do you approve or disapprove of George W. Bush’s overall job performance as President? (Is that, strongly approve/disapprove or somewhat approve/disapprove?)

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?  Is that, strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove?

Which ONE of the following issues will be MOST important in determining your vote for U.S. Senate this year:

Generally speaking, would you say things in the country are heading in the right direction, or are they are off on the wrong track?

Do you approve or disapprove of the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq?  (Is that strongly approve/disapprove or somewhat approve/disapprove?)

In your view, did either of the candidates for U.S. Senate attack the other unfairly?

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

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

What is your age?

Which of the following best describes your race or ethnicity?

SEX:

REGION:

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