CA Statewide

 

AREA

N= 600 100%

Orange/San Diego ............................... 1 ( 1/ 77) 102 17%

LA ............................................. 2 140 23%

Bay Area ....................................... 3 172 29%

South .......................................... 4 120 20%

North/Central .................................. 5 66 11%

 

 

START

Hello, my name is __________ and I am conducting a survey for Suffolk

University and I would like to get your opinions on some political questions.

Would you be willing to spend five minutes answering some questions?

N= 600 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 79) 600 100%

 

 

Gender

N= 600 100%

Male ........................................... 1 ( 1/ 80) 290 48%

Female ......................................... 2 310 52%

 

 

Thank You.

S1. Are you currently registered to vote?

N= 600 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 81) 600 100%

NO/DK/RF ....................................... 2 0 0%

 

 

S2

Are you enrolled as a Democrat, Republican, or Independent/ Decline to State/

Other?

N= 600 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 84) 268 45%

Republican ..................................... 2 184 31%

IND/Declined to State/Other .................... 3 148 25%

 

 

S3. How likely are you to vote in the upcoming election for Governor and U.S.

Senate - would you say you are almost certain to vote, will you probably vote,

are the chances 50-50, it is not likely you will vote or have you already

voted in the general?

N= 600 100%

Almost certain ................................. 1 ( 1/ 85) 470 78%

Probably vote .................................. 2 20 3%

Already voted .................................. 3 110 18%

50-50 .......................................... 4 0 0%

Probably not ................................... 5 0 0%

Definitely not ................................. 6 0 0%

Don't know ..................................... 7 0 0%

 

 

S4. What is your age category?

N= 600 100%

18-24 yrs ...................................... 1 ( 1/ 88) 14 2%

25-34 yrs ...................................... 2 43 7%

35-44 yrs ...................................... 3 58 10%

45-54 yrs ...................................... 4 105 18%

55-64 yrs ...................................... 5 153 26%

65-74 yrs ...................................... 6 126 21%

75+ yrs ........................................ 7 98 16%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 8 3 1%

 

 

S5. For statistical purposes only, can you please tell me what your ethnic

background / ancestry is?

N= 600 100%

White/Caucasian ................................ 1 ( 1/ 89) 389 65%

Black/African-American ......................... 2 40 7%

American Indian and Alaska Native .............. 3 13 2%

Asian .......................................... 4 25 4%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander ..... 5 2 0%

Hispanic/Latino ................................ 6 100 17%

Other (DO NOT READ) ............................ 7 21 4%

Don't know (DO NOT READ) ....................... 8 10 2%

 

 

 

PRE1

Great, I am going to read you a list of individuals in state and local

politics. For each, please tell me if your opinion of them is generally

favorable or generally unfavorable. If you are undecided or if you have never

heard of someone, just tell me that. First take Barack Obama.

 

N= 600 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 90) 600 100%

 

 

Q1. Is your opinion of Barack Obama generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 600 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 91) 2 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 342 57%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 224 37%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 32 5%

 

 

Q2. Is your opinion of Jerry Brown generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 600 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 92) 4 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 293 49%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 234 39%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 69 12%

 

 

Q3. Is your opinion of Meg Whitman generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 600 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 93) 10 2%

Favorable ...................................... 2 192 32%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 323 54%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 75 13%

 

 

Q4. Is your opinion of Barbara Boxer generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 600 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 94) 4 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 292 49%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 256 43%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 48 8%

 

 

Q5. Is your opinion of Carly Fiorina (Fee-oh-REE-na) generally favorable or

generally unfavorable?

N= 600 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 95) 36 6%

Favorable ...................................... 2 203 34%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 294 49%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 67 11%

 

Q6. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 600 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 96) 1 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 358 60%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 171 29%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 70 12%

 

 

Q7. Is your opinion of Arnold Schwarzenegger generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 600 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 97) 2 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 193 32%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 331 55%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 74 12%

 

 

Q8. Is your opinion of Nancy Pelosi generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 600 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 98) 14 2%

Favorable ...................................... 2 235 39%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 285 48%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 66 11%

 

The following are questions about California politicians and issues:

 

Q9. Do you think California is heading in the right direction or is on the

wrong track?

N= 600 100%

Right direction ................................ 1 ( 1/ 99) 76 13%

Wrong track .................................... 2 439 73%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 85 14%

 

 

Q10. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as

President?

N= 600 100%

Approve ........................................ 1 ( 1/100) 309 52%

Disapprove ..................................... 2 241 40%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 50 8%

 

 

Q11. Is the recession over in California?

N= 600 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/101) 28 5%

No ............................................. 2 553 92%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 19 3%

 

 

Q12. Do believe that the jobs situation will improve in the next six months?

N= 600 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/102) 189 32%

No ............................................. 2 351 59%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 60 10%

 

 

Q13. Do you believe that the federal stimulus plan has been effective in

California?

N= 600 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/103) 180 30%

No ............................................. 2 346 58%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 74 12%

 

Q14. If the General Election for U.S. Senate was held today and the candidates

were (READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR)...for whom will you vote or toward

whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 600 100%

Democrat Barbara Boxer ......................... 1 ( 1/104) 298 50%

 

Republican Carly Fiorina {Fee-oh-REE-na} ....... 2 223 37%

 

American Independent Candidate Edward Noonan ... 3 3 1%

 

Green Party Candidate Duane Roberts ............ 4 4 1%

 

Libertarian Gail Lightfoot ..................... 5 10 2%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Marsha Feinland .... 6 0 0%

{FINE-land}

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 62 10%

 

 

 

Q15. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you prefer (

READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR)?

N= 62 100%

Democrat Barbara Boxer ......................... 1 ( 1/105) 14 23%

 

Republican Carly Fiorina {Fee-oh-REE-na} ....... 2 33 53%

 

American Independent Candidate Edward Noonan ... 3 0 0%

 

Green Party Candidate Duane Roberts ............ 4 0 0%

 

Libertarian Gail Lightfoot ..................... 5 0 0%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Marsha Feinland .... 6 1 2%

{FINE-land}

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 14 23%

 

 

 

COMBINED Q14 & 15

N= 600 100%

Democrat Barbara Boxer ......................... 1 ( 1/104) 312 52%

 

Republican Carly Fiorina {Fee-oh-REE-na} ....... 2 256 43%

 

American Independent Candidate Edward Noonan ... 3 3 1%

 

Green Party Candidate Duane Roberts ............ 4 4 1%

 

Libertarian Gail Lightfoot ..................... 5 10 2%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Marsha Feinland .... 6 1 0%

{FINE-land}

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 14 2%

 

 

 

Q16. If the General Election for Governor was held today and the candidates

were (READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR)...for whom will you vote or toward

whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 600 100%

Democrat Jerry Brown ........................... 1 ( 1/106) 293 49%

 

Republican Meg Whitman ......................... 2 233 39%

 

American Independent Candidate Chelene ......... 3 12 2%

Nightingale

 

Green Party Candidate Laura Wells .............. 4 7 1%

 

Libertarian Dale Ogden ........................ 5 8 1%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Carlos Alvarez ..... 6 4 1%

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 43 7%

 

 

 

Q17. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you prefer (

READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR) ...

N= 43 100%

Democrat Jerry Brown ........................... 1 ( 1/107) 9 21%

 

Republican Meg Whitman ......................... 2 17 40%

 

American Independent Candidate Chelene ......... 3 2 5%

Nightingale

 

Green Party Candidate Laura Wells .............. 4 0 0%

 

Libertarian Dale Ogden ........................ 5 0 0%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Carlos Alvarez ..... 6 0 0%

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 15 35%

 

 

 

COMBINED Q16 & 17

N= 600 100%

Democrat Jerry Brown ........................... 1 ( 1/106) 302 50%

 

Republican Meg Whitman ......................... 2 250 42%

 

American Independent Candidate Chelene ......... 3 14 2%

Nightingale

 

Green Party Candidate Laura Wells .............. 4 7 1%

 

Libertarian Dale Ogden ........................ 5 8 1%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Carlos Alvarez ..... 6 4 1%

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 15 3%

 

 

 

 

 

Q18. If the General Election for Lieutenant Governor was held today and the

candidates were (READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR)...for whom will you vote

or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 600 100%

Democrat Gavin Newsom .......................... 1 ( 1/108) 259 43%

Republican Abel Maldonado {Mald-on-NAH-do} ..... 2 168 28%

American Independent Candidate Jim King ........ 3 14 2%

Green Party Candidate James Castillo ........... 4 9 2%

Libertarian Pamela Brown ....................... 5 22 4%

Peace and Freedom candidate C.T. Weber {WEB-er} 6 9 2%

Undecided ...................................... 7 119 20%

 

 

Q19. If the General Election for Secretary of State was held today and the

candidates were (READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR)...for whom will you vote

or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 600 100%

Democrat Debra Bowen {BOW-in} .................. 1 ( 1/109) 228 38%

Republican Damon Dunn ......................... 2 134 22%

American Independent Candidate Merton Short .... 3 16 3%

Green Party Candidate Ann Menasche {Meh-NAH-she} 4 5 1%

Libertarian Christina Tobin .................... 5 11 2%

Peace and Freedom candidate Marylou Cabral ..... 6 4 1%

Undecided ...................................... 7 202 34%

 

 

Q20. If the General Election for Treasurer was held today and the candidates

were (READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR)...for whom will you vote or toward

whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 600 100%

Democrat Bill Lockyer {LOCK-ee-er} ............. 1 ( 1/110) 281 47%

 

Republican Mimi Walters ........................ 2 124 21%

 

American Independent Candidate Robert Lauten ... 3 11 2%

 

Green Party Candidate Charles Crittenden ....... 4 9 2%

 

Libertarian Edward Teyssier {TESS-ee-eh} ....... 5 8 1%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Debra Reiger {REE-ger 6 10 2%

}

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 157 26%

 

 

Q21. If the General Election for Controller was held today and the candidates

were (READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR)...for whom will you vote or toward

whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 600 100%

Democrat John Chiang ........................... 1 ( 1/111) 283 47%

Republican Tony Strickland ..................... 2 156 26%

American Independent Candidate Lawrence Beliz .. 3 1 0%

Green Party Candidate Ross Frankel ............. 4 17 3%

Libertarian Andrew Favor ...................... 5 7 1%

Peace and Freedom candidate Karen Martinez ..... 6 4 1%

Undecided ...................................... 7 132 22%

 

 

Q22. If the General Election for Attorney General was held today and the

candidates were (READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR) ... for whom will you vote

or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 600 100%

Democrat Kamala {KAH-mah-la} Harris ............ 1 ( 1/112) 210 35%

 

Republican Steve Cooley ........................ 2 205 34%

 

American Independent Candidate Diane Beall ..... 3 8 1%

Templin

 

Green Party Candidate Peter Allen ............. 4 9 2%

 

Libertarian Timothy Hannan ..................... 5 7 1%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Robert Evans ....... 6 4 1%

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 157 26%

 

 

 

 

Q23. If the General Election for Insurance Commissioner was held today and the

candidates were (READ 1-6 IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR)...for whom will you vote

or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 600 100%

Democrat Dave Jones ............................ 1 ( 1/113) 229 38%

 

Republican Mike Villines {Veh-LINES} ........... 2 124 21%

 

American Independent Candidate Clay Pederson ... 3 19 3%

 

Green Party Candidate William Balerston ........ 4 4 1%

 

Libertarian Richard Bronstein {BRON-Steen} ..... 5 16 3%

 

Peace and Freedom candidate Dina Padilla ....... 6 19 3%

{pa-DILL-ah}

 

Undecided ...................................... 7 189 32%

 

 

Q24. Thinking about your local congressional race will you vote for the

Democratic or Republican candidate for congress?

N= 600 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/114) 316 53%

Republican ..................................... 2 206 34%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 73 12%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 4 5 1%

 

 

Q25. Do you agree or disagree with the Obama administrationŐs decision to allow

offshore drilling to resume? Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagree

or strongly disagree?

N= 600 100%

Strongly agree ................................. 1 ( 1/115) 130 22%

Agree .......................................... 2 225 38%

Disagree ....................................... 3 100 17%

Strongly disagree .............................. 4 99 17%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 46 8%

 

 

 

Q26. By 2014 college graduates will be able to cap monthly payments on

federal student loans at 10 percent of their income, down from 15%,

and if a student pays their monthly repayments on time and not

defaulting on his or her student loans for a period of twenty years,

what remains of the loan amount will be forgiven by the federal

government. For students who go into public service, such as becoming

teachers or police officers, remaining loans would be forgiven after

10 years. It has been estimated that this policy could cost the federal

government as much as $2 billion over five years.

 

N= 600 100%

Support ........................................ 1 ( 1/116) 304 51%

Oppose ......................................... 2 217 36%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 79 13%

 

 

PRE27

The following questions are about statewide ballot propositions:

N= 600 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/117) 600 100%

 

 

Q27. Proposition 19 proposes legalizing marijuana here in California. Similar

to alcohol, people 21 years or older would be allowed to possess, cultivate,

or transport marijuana for personal use. The law would prohibit people from

possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public, smoking it while

minors are present, or providing it to anyone under 21 years old. At this

point would you vote yes to legalize marijuana or no to oppose the

legalization of marijuana?

N= 600 100%

Yes- Support Legalization of Marijuana ......... 1 ( 1/118) 237 40%

No - Oppose Legalization of Marijuana .......... 2 329 55%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 34 6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q28. What is the main reason that you support legalizing marijuana in

California? Because it...(READ 1-4)

N= 237 100%

Will reduce drug violence ...................... 1 ( 1/119) 34 14%

Will reduce drug trafficking ................... 2 27 11%

Will Increase state revenue .................... 3 32 14%

Should be treated the same as alcohol/No big deal 4 99 42%

Other .......................................... 5 38 16%

Undecided ...................................... 6 7 3%

 

Following the 2010 census California is required to re-organize the

boundaries of its congressional districts based on new population data. Under

California law the task of re-drawing congressional districts falls to the

Governor and members of the state legislature. Proposition 20 proposes

assigning the task of re-districting to a 14-member, bi-partisan commission of

Democrats, Republicans, and representatives of neither major party.

 

Q29. At this time do you support assigning the bi-partisan commission for

redistricting or do you oppose assigning the bi-partisan commission for

redistricting?

N= 600 100%

Support assigning commission for redistricting . 1 ( 1/121) 307 51%

Oppose assigning commission for redistricting .. 2 167 28%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 126 21%

 

 

Q30. Proposition 21 proposes to increase vehicle license fees in the state of

California by $18 a year in order to raise $500 million dollars a year for

California's 278 state parks. At this time do you support increasing vehicle

license fees or do you oppose increasing vehicle license fees to support

California state parks?

N= 600 100%

Yes - Support increase in vehicle license fees . 1 ( 1/122) 241 40%

No - Oppose increase in vehicle license fees ... 2 331 55%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 28 5%

 

 

Q32. In 2006 California passed the Global Warming Solutions Act, which

requires greenhouse gas emissions in California be reduced to their 1990

levels by the year 2020. Proposition 23 would suspend the this law until

California's unemployment drops to 5.5 percent for one full year. At this

point do you support suspending the Global Warming Solutions Act or do you

oppose suspending the Global Warming Solutions Act?

N= 600 100%

Support suspending the Global Warming Solutions 1 ( 1/124) 230 38%

Act

 

Oppose suspending the Global Warming Solutions Act 2 305 51%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 65 11%

 

 

Q33. Who did you vote for in the 2008 presidential election? Did you vote for

Barack Obama, John McCain, Alan Keyes, Cynthia McKinney, Bob Barr, Ralph

Nader, Frank Moore or Ron Paul?

N= 600 100%

Barack Obama ................................... 01 ( 1/125) 344 57%

John McCain .................................... 02 207 35%

Alan Keyes ..................................... 03 6 1%

Cynthia McKinney ............................... 04 0 0%

Bob Barr ....................................... 05 1 0%

Ralph Nader .................................... 06 2 0%

Frank Moore .................................... 07 0 0%

Ron Paul ....................................... 08 12 2%

Refused ........................................ 09 9 2%

Undecided ...................................... 10 19 3%

 

 

Q34. Which is more important to you maintaining state services or cutting

state spending?

N= 600 100%

Maintaining state services ..................... 1 ( 1/127) 222 37%

Cutting state spending ......................... 2 307 51%

Undecided ...................................... 3 71 12%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEMO

THE FINAL THREE QUESTIONS WILL HELP US CLASSIFY YOUR RESPONSES WITH OTHERS

TAKING THE SURVEY

N= 600 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/128) 600 100%

 

 

Q35. Are there any members of your household who are union members?

N= 600 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/129) 181 30%

No ............................................. 2 414 69%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 5 1%

 

 

 

Q36. Do you currently have children in the school system?

N= 600 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/130) 162 27%

No ............................................. 2 432 72%

Undecided ...................................... 3 6 1%

 

 

 

Q37. Are you or are any members of your household members of an environmental

group such as the Sierra Club or Greenpeace?

N= 600 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/131) 79 13%

No ............................................. 2 513 86%

Undecided ...................................... 3 8 1%