Nevada

 

AREA

N= 500 100%

Clark .......................................... 1 ( 1/ 74) 305 61%

Washoe ......................................... 2 90 18%

Central ........................................ 3 105 21%

 

 

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?

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GENDER

Gender

N= 500 100%

Male ........................................... 1 ( 1/ 77) 239 48%

Female ......................................... 2 261 52%

 

 

S2. Are you enrolled as a Democrat, Republican, Independent American or

Independent Non-partisan/Other?

N= 500 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 81) 212 42%

Republican ..................................... 2 184 37%

Independent American............................ 3 22 4%

Non-partisan/Other ............................. 4 82 16%

Und/Ref/Not reg ................................ 5 0 0%

 

 

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, or that it is not likely you will vote in the general?

N= 500 100%

Almost certain ................................. 1 ( 1/ 84) 481 96%

Probably vote .................................. 2 19 4%

50-50 .......................................... 3 0 0%

Probably not ................................... 4 0 0%

Definitely not ................................. 5 0 0%

Don't know/Refused ............................. 6 0 0%

 

 

S4. What is your age category?

N= 500 100%

18-24 YRS ...................................... 1 ( 1/ 87) 12 2%

25-34 YRS ...................................... 2 19 4%

35-44 YRS ...................................... 3 59 12%

45-54 YRS ...................................... 4 75 15%

55-64 YRS ...................................... 5 152 30%

65-74 YRS ...................................... 6 117 23%

75+ YRS ........................................ 7 65 13%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 8 1 0%

 

 

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

background/ancestry is?

N= 500 100%

White/Caucasian ................................ 1 ( 1/ 88) 359 72%

Black/African-American ......................... 2 46 9%

American Indian and Alaska Native .............. 3 6 1%

Asian .......................................... 4 6 1%

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

Hispanic/Latino/Mexican......................... 6 81 16%

 

 

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.

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

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 90) 0 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 258 52%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 229 46%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 13 3%

 

 

Q2. Is your opinion of Sharron Angle generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 91) 5 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 203 41%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 262 52%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 30 6%

 

 

Q3. Is your opinion of Harry Reid generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 92) 0 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 216 43%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 272 54%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 12 2%

 

 

Q4. Is your opinion of Rory Reid generally favorable or generally unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 93) 6 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 197 39%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 222 44%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 75 15%

 

 

Q5. Is your opinion of Brian Sandoval generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 94) 20 4%

Favorable ...................................... 2 258 52%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 162 32%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 60 12%

 

 

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

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 95) 0 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 312 62%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 143 29%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 45 9%

 

 

The following are questions about Nevada politicians and issues:

 

Q7. Do you think Nevada is heading in the right direction or is on the wrong

track?

N= 500 100%

Right direction ................................ 1 ( 1/ 96) 122 24%

Wrong track .................................... 2 321 64%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 57 11%

 

 

Q8. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as

President?

N= 500 100%

Approve ........................................ 1 ( 1/ 97) 247 49%

Disapprove ..................................... 2 236 47%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 17 3%

 

 

Q9. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Harry Reid is doing as your United

States Senator?

N= 500 100%

Approve ........................................ 1 ( 1/ 98) 247 49%

Disapprove ..................................... 2 233 47%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 20 4%

 

 

 

 

Q10. Is the recession over in Nevada?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 99) 26 5%

No ............................................. 2 458 92%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 16 3%

 

 

Q11. Do believe that the jobs situation will improve in the next six months?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/100) 163 33%

No ............................................. 2 302 60%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 35 7%

 

 

Q12. Do you believe that the federal stimulus plan has been effective in

Nevada?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/101) 163 33%

No ............................................. 2 304 61%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 33 7%

 

 

Q13. In the race for U.S. Senate your ballot lists eight candidates in the

following order: Republican Sharron Angle, Tea Party of Nevada Candidate Scott

Ashjian {ASH-jan}, Independent American Party Candidate Tim Fasano {Fah-SAH-

no}, Independent Michael Haines, Independent Jesse Holland, Independent

Jeffrey Reeves, Democrat Harry Reid, or Independent Wil Stand. For whom will

you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Angle - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/102) 213 43%

Vote/Lean Ashjian - Tea Party .................. 02 9 2%

Vote/Lean Fasano - American Independent ........ 03 3 1%

Vote/Lean Haines - Independent ................. 04 5 1%

Vote/Lean Holland - Independent ................ 05 0 0%

Vote/Lean Reeves - Independent ................. 06 5 1%

Vote/Lean Reid - Democrat ...................... 07 225 45%

Vote/Lean Stand - Independent .................. 08 1 0%

None of these candidates ....................... 09 16 3%

Undecided ...................................... 10 23 5%

 

Q14. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you prefer

Republican Angle, Tea Party of Nevada Candidate Ashjian {ash-JAN}, Independent

American Party Candidate Fasano, Independent Haines, Independent Holland,

Independent Reeves, Democrat Reid, or Independent Stand?

N= 23 100%

Vote/Lean Angle - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/104) 2 9%

Vote/Lean Ashjian - Tea Party .................. 02 1 4%

Vote/Lean Fasano - American Independent ........ 03 0 0%

Vote/Lean Haines - Independent ................. 04 0 0%

Vote/Lean Holland - Independent ................ 05 0 0%

Vote/Lean Reeves - Independent ................. 06 0 0%

Vote/Lean Reid - Democrat ...................... 07 4 17%

Vote/Lean Stand - Independent .................. 08 0 0%

None of these candidates ....................... 09 3 13%

Undecided ...................................... 10 13 57%

 

 

Q 13 & 14 COMBINED

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Angle - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/102) 215 43%

Vote/Lean Ashjian - Tea Party .................. 02 10 2%

Vote/Lean Fasano - American Independent ........ 03 3 1%

Vote/Lean Haines - Independent ................. 04 5 1%

Vote/Lean Holland - Independent ................ 05 0 0%

Vote/Lean Reeves - Independent ................. 06 5 1%

Vote/Lean Reid - Democrat ...................... 07 229 46%

Vote/Lean Stand - Independent .................. 08 1 0%

None of these candidates ....................... 09 19 4%

Undecided ...................................... 10 13 3%

 

 

Q15. The Tea Party Express dot org has released an ad calling Scott Ashjian a

fraud saying that he is only in the Senate race to split the Tea Party vote

between himself and Sharon Angle so that Harry Reid wins. Do you believe Scott

Ashjian is a true Tea Party candidate or is he only in the race to help Harry

Reid?

N= 500 100%

Is the Tea Party Candidate ..................... 1 ( 1/106) 131 26%

Is in the race to help Harry Reid .............. 2 139 28%

Undecided ...................................... 3 230 46%

Q16. Which candidate better represents the Tea Party message and ideology:

Sharron Angle or Scott Ashjian?

N= 500 100%

Angle .......................................... 1 ( 1/107) 224 45%

Ashjian ........................................ 2 66 13%

Undecided ...................................... 3 210 42%

 

 

Q17. In the race for Governor, your ballot lists seven candidates in the

following order: Green Party David Scott Curtis, Independent Eugene "Gino"

Disimone {DEE-sah-moan}, Independent American Party Candidate Floyd

Fitzgibbons, Independent Aaron Honig, Libertarian Arthur Forest Lampitt Jr.,

Democrat Rory Reid or Republican Brian Sandoval {SAN-duh-val}. For whom will

you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Curtis - Green ....................... 1 ( 1/108) 3 1%

Vote/Lean Disimone – Independent .............. 2 4 1%

Vote/Lean Fitzgibbons - Independent American ... 3 1 0%

Vote/Lean Honig - Independent .................. 4 1 0%

Vote/Lean Lampitt - Libertarian ................ 5 2 0%

Vote/Lean Reid - Democrat ...................... 6 190 38%

Vote/Lean Sandoval - Republican ................ 7 244 49%

None of these candidates ....................... 8 16 3%

Undecided ...................................... 9 39 8%

 

 

Q18. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you prefer

Green Party David Scott Curtis, Independent Eugene "Gino" Disimone {DEE-sah-

moan}, Independent American Party Candidate Floyd Fitzgibbons, Independent

Aaron Honig, Libertarian Arthur Forest Lampitt Jr., Democrat Rory Reid or

Republican Brian Sandoval?

N= 39 100%

Vote/Lean Curtis - Green ....................... 1 ( 1/109) 2 5%

Vote/Lean Disimone – Independent .............. 2 0 0%

Vote/Lean Fitzgibbons - Independent American ... 3 0 0%

Vote/Lean Honig - Independent .................. 4 1 3%

Vote/Lean Lampitt - Libertarian ................ 5 0 0%

Vote/Lean Reid - Democrat ...................... 6 6 15%

Vote/Lean Sandoval - Republican ................ 7 6 15%

None of these candidates ....................... 8 0 0%

Undecided ...................................... 9 24 62%

 

 

Q 17 & 18 COMBINED

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Curtis - Green ....................... 1 ( 1/108) 5 1%

Vote/Lean Disimone - Independent .............. 2 4 1%

Vote/Lean Fitzgibbons - Independent American ... 3 1 0%

Vote/Lean Honig - Independent .................. 4 2 0%

Vote/Lean Lampitt - Libertarian ................ 5 2 0%

Vote/Lean Reid - Democrat ...................... 6 196 39%

Vote/Lean Sandoval - Republican ................ 7 250 50%

None of these candidates ....................... 8 16 3%

Undecided ...................................... 9 24 5%

 

 

 

Q19. If the General Election for Lieutenant Governor was held today and the

candidates were Independent American Party Candidate Ryan Fitzgibbons,

Republican Brian Krolicki {crow-LICK-ee} or Democrat Jessica Sferrazza {Sfer-

AH-zah} for whom will you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Fitzgibbons - Independent American ... 1 ( 1/110) 20 4%

Party

 

Vote/Lean Krolicki - Republican ................ 2 209 42%

 

Vote/Lean Sferrazza - Democrat ................. 3 152 30%

 

None of these candidates........................ 4 22 4%

 

Undecided ...................................... 5 97 19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q20. If the General Election for Secretary of State was held today and the

candidates were, Republican Bob Lauer, Democrat Ross Miller, Independent

American Party John Wagner. For whom will you vote or toward whom would you

LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Lauer - Republican ................... 1 ( 1/111) 119 24%

Vote/Lean Miller - Democrat .................... 2 201 40%

Vote/Lean Wagner - Independent American Party .. 3 47 9%

None of these candidates........................ 4 14 3%

Undecided ...................................... 5 119 24%

 

 

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

were Republican Barry Herr, Independent American Party candidate Warren

Markowitz, or Democrat Kim Wallin. For whom will you vote or toward whom would

you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Herr - Republican .................... 1 ( 1/112) 128 26%

Vote/Lean Markowitz - Independent American Party 2 28 6%

Vote/Lean Wallin - Democrat .................... 3 156 31%

None of these candidates........................ 4 28 6%

Undecided ...................................... 5 160 32%

 

 

Q22. If the General Election for Treasurer was held today and the candidates

were Independent American Party candidate Mike Hawkins, Democrat Kate

Marshall or Republican Steven Martin for whom will you vote or toward whom

would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Hawkins - Independent American Party . 1 ( 1/113) 24 5%

Vote/Lean Marshall - Democrat .................. 2 163 33%

Vote/Lean Martin - Republican .................. 3 189 38%

None of these candidates........................ 4 13 3%

Undecided ...................................... 5 111 22%

 

 

Q23. Thinking about your local congressional race will you vote for the

Democratic or Republican candidate for congress?

N= 500 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/114) 237 47%

Republican ..................................... 2 217 43%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 44 9%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 4 2 0%

 

 

Q24. Question four on your ballot proposes to amend a portion of the

constitution concerning eminent domain. The proposal prohibits the taking of

private property if it is to be transferred to a private party. Do you support

or oppose ballot question number four?

N= 500 100%

Support ........................................ 1 ( 1/115) 200 40%

Oppose ......................................... 2 172 34%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 128 26%

 

 

Q25. Recently several states have decriminalized the possession of small amounts

of marijuana for personal use where the penalty for possession of one ounce

or less is considered a minor offense, ranging from $100 to $500. At this

time, which of the following describes how you feel about marijuana laws

in Nevada: one, it should be fully legal to have one ounce or less for

personal use; two, It should be decriminalized to have one ounce or less

for personal use; three, It should be legal only when prescribed by a

doctor to have one ounce or less or; four, possession of one oz or less

should be illegal under any circumstances.

 

N= 500 100%

It should be fully legal to have one ounce or .. 1 ( 1/116) 125 25%

less for personal use

 

It should be decriminalized to have one ounce or 2 93 19%

less for personal use

 

It should be legal only when prescribed by a ... 3 155 31%

doctor to have one ounce or less

 

Possession of one oz or less should be illegal . 4 108 22%

under any circumstances

 

Undecided ...................................... 5 19 4%

 

 

 

 

Q26. In 2002 Nevada passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

However, In 2009, the Nevada Legislature passed a bill to create legal

recognition of same-sex unions in Nevada.

 

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Q26. Which of the following comes closest to how you feel about same-sex

marriage in Nevada: one, absolute prohibition of any same-sex unions; two, It

should remain as it currently is, with domestic partnerships receiving some

but not all the legal benefits of marriage; three, It should be changed so

that domestic partnerships have all the same legal benefits of marriage; four,

same-sex couples should be able to legally marry?

N= 500 100%

Absolute prohibition of any legally-recognized . 1 ( 1/118) 125 25%

unions for same-sex couples

 

It should remain as it currently is, with ...... 2 98 20%

domestic partnerships receiving some but not all

the legal benefits of marriage

It should be changed so that domestic .......... 3 104 21%

partnerships have all the same legal benefits of

marriage

 

Same-sex couples should be able to legally marry 4 148 30%

 

 

Undecided ...................................... 5 25 5%

 

 

 

Q27. A bill recently re-introduced in Congress called The DREAM act provides a

path to citizenship for young people who came to the U.S. as children and are

not legal citizens. Under the act, eligible students could apply for a

conditional legal status provided they graduate from a two-year college,

complete two years of a four-year university, or serve in the military for two

years. Would you say that you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat

oppose or strongly oppose the DREAM Act?

N= 500 100%

Strongly support ............................... 1 ( 1/119) 139 28%

Somewhat support ............................... 2 146 29%

Somewhat oppose ................................ 3 55 11%

Strongly oppose ................................ 4 123 25%

Undecided ...................................... 5 37 7%

 

 

DEMO

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

TAKING THE SURVEY

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/120) 500 100%

 

 

Q28. Are there any members of your household who are union members?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/121) 118 24%

No ............................................. 2 382 76%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 0 0%

 

 

Q29. Do you currently have children in the school system?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/122) 112 22%

No ............................................. 2 388 78%

Undecided (DO NOT READ)......................... 3 0 0%

 

 

Q30. Are you or are any members of your household gun owners?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/123) 275 55%

No ............................................. 2 217 43%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 8 2%