Illinois poll questions

2010-10-22T21:55:00Z 2010-10-26T11:12:26Z Illinois poll questionsPost-Dispatch/KMOV Poll stltoday.com
October 22, 2010 9:55 pm  • 

I am going to read you a list of names.

The first name is _____________. Do you recognize that name?

(If yes) Do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of ________?

  Recognize Recognize Recognize Don’t
  Favorable unfavorable neutral recognize
GOVERNOR
Bill Brady 37% 32% 26% 5%
Pat Quinn 28% 45% 26% 1%
SENATE
Mark Kirk 32% 35% 22% 11%
Alex Giannoulias 28% 41% 29% 2%

If the 2010 general election for governor were held today, would you vote for:

Bill Brady, Republican 44%
Pat Quinn, Democrat 40%
Scott Lee Cohen, Independent 4%
Rich Whitney, Green Party 3%
Lex Green, Libertarian 1%
Undecided 8%
 
STATE Quinn Brady Other Undecided
  40% 44% 8% 8%
 
REGION Quinn Brady Other Undecided
Cook County 53% 30% 10% 7%
Collar Counties 39% 45% 6% 11%
Northwest Illinois 31% 56% 3% 10%
Central Illinois 23% 63% 7% 7%
Southern Illinois 31% 53% 10% 6%
 
SEX Quinn Brady Other Undecided
Men 37% 50% 7% 6%
Women 43% 38% 9% 10%
 
AGE Quinn Brady Other Undecided
18-34 37% 39% 13% 11%
35-49 38% 44% 8% 10%
50-64 40% 45% 7% 8%
65+ 44% 46% 6% 4%
 
RACE Quinn Brady Other Undecided
Whites 30% 56% 8% 6%
Blacks 74% 3% 8% 15%
Hispanics 66% 17% 7% 10%
 
PARTY AFFILIATION Quinn Brady Other Undecided
Democrats 72% 9% 10% 9%
Republicans 4% 89% 1% 6%
Independents 31% 47% 13% 9%

 

If the 2010 general election for Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for Alex Giannoulias, the Democrat, or Mark Kirk, the Republican?

STATE Giannoulias Kirk Undecided
  41% 43% 16%
 
REGION Giannoulias Kirk Undecided
Cook County 55% 29% 16%
Collar Counties 39% 44% 17%
Northwest Illinois 35% 47% 18%
Central Illinois 23% 64% 13%
Southern Illinois 27% 59% 14%
 
SEX Giannoulias Kirk Undecided
Men 36% 50% 14%
Women   37% 18%
 
AGE Giannoulias Kirk Undecided
18-34 46% 40% 14%
35-49 42% 40% 18%
50-64 39% 45% 16%
65+ 39% 47% 14%
 
RACE Giannoulias Kirk Undecided
Whites 30% 55% 15%
Blacks 87% 3% 10%
Hispanics 63% 12% 25%
 
PARTY AFFILIATION Giannoulias Kirk Undecided
Democrats 68% 9% 23%
Republicans 6% 88% 6%
Independents 39% 45% 16%

 

What do you feel is the single, most-important issue facing the country today?

Economy/Jobs 68%
Government Spending/Taxes 12%
width="150"Healthcare 5%
Social Issues/Family Values (abortion/gay rights) 4%
Immigration 1%
Wars in Afghanistan/Iraq 1%
Environment/Oil Spill 1%
Other 5%
Not Sure 3%

Do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama’s job performance as president?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Approve 51% 45% 56% 84% 13% 44%
Disapprove 39% 45% 34% 5% 82% 43%
Not sure 10% 10% 10% 11% 5% 13%

Do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama’s handling of the economy?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Approve 46% 39% 52% 78% 12% 37%
Disapprove 43% 52% 35% 11% 83% 47%
Not sure 11% 9% 13% 11% 5% 16%

Do you approve or disapprove of Congress’ job performance?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Approve 16% 13% 18% 25% 8% 12%
Disapprove 74% 80% 69% 64% 86% 75%
Not sure 10% 7% 13% 11% 6% 13%

Would you say that things in the country are on the right track or would you say they are on the wrong track?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Right track 37% 29% 45% 64% 3% 33%
Wrong track 50% 63% 37% 20% 86% 56%
Not sure 13% 8% 18% 16% 11% 11%

Do you support or oppose raising the state’s current income tax rate from 3% to 4% in order to provide additional funding for public schools?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Support 43% 41% 44% 64% 17% 42%
Oppose 46% 49% 44% 28% 69% 47%
Undecided 11% 10% 12% 8% 14% 11%

 

Illinois currently faces a state budget shortfall that some have estimated could be as high as $13 billion. Would you support or oppose addressing the state’s budget shortfall by cutting state spending by 10% across the board, including spending for public education?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Support 34% 46% 23% 6% 60% 46%
Oppose 53% 47% 58% 78% 27% 43%
Undecided 13% 7% 19% 16% 13% 11%

 

Do you believe former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is guilty or not guilty of the corruption charges that have been filed against him?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Guilty 69% 65% 72% 65% 79% 65%
Not guilty 14% 19% 10% 22% 3% 13%
Undecided 17% 16% 18% 13% 18% 22%

 

About the poll

The poll was conducted for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV (Channel 4) by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc., of Washington, from Oct. 18 through Oct. 20.

A total of 625 registered Illinois voters were interviewed statewide by telephone. All stated they were likely to vote in the November general election.

The margin for error is no more than 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 regional or gender grouping.

 

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