The Roanoke College Poll Questions 2010

 

Fifth Congressional District Virginia  2010

Q.1 Are you registered to vote in the Fifth Congressional district in Virginia?  [That's the Perriello/Hurt/Clark district that used to be represented by Virgil Goode.] 

 

Yes 100% (567)                        

No 0% (0)

Q.2 How likely is it that you will vote in the upcoming election in November? Would you say it is  

Very likely              88% (501)

Somewhat likely      11% (63)

Not very likely         0% (0)

Not likely at all/NA   0% (0)

Already voted          1% (3)

Q.3 If the election for United States Representative was held today, would you vote for [ROTATED]

Tom Perriello  40% (225)

Robert Hurt    46% (260)

Jeffrey Clark    1% (8)

Undecided      13% (73)

Q.4 How certain are you that you will vote for [ANSWER TO Q. 3] . Would you say you are very certain, somewhat certain, or not very certain?

Very certain          88% (436)

Somewhat certain  10% (49)

Not very certain     2% (8)

 

Q.5 Are you leaning toward voting for [ROTATED]

Tom Perriello  19% (13)

Robert Hurt    16% (11)

Jeffrey Clark   7% (5)

Undecided     58% (41)

Q.6 What is the most important issue to you in this election? [CHOICES NOT READ]

Economy      33% (189)

Jobs            19% (105)

Health care  14% (81)

Other          25% (131)

Unsure         9% (48)

Q.7 In general, do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling his job as Governor of Virginia?

Approve      60% (304)

Disapprove  23% (114)

Mixed         18% (91)

Q.8 In general, do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President of the United States?

 

Approve      34% (192)

Disapprove  54% (303)

Mixed         11% (63)

Q.9 How interested are you in this Congressional campaign? Are you very interested, somewhat interested, not very interested, or not at all interested?

 

Very interested          56% (315)

Somewhat interested  38% (215)

Not very interested      5% (29)

Not at all interested     1% (6)


Q.10 How much attention have you paid to this campaign? Would you say a lot, some, not very much, or no attention at all?

A lot             47% (266)

Some           42% (235)

Not much      10% (57)

No attention  1% (6)

Q. 11.  Would you say your decision to vote for Robert Hurt is a vote for Hurt, a vote against Perriello, or a vote against President Obama?

 

For Hurt                   44% (115)

Against Perriello        17% (44)

Against Obama         13% (33)

None or all of above  27% (70)

Q.12 Which candidate do you think has run the most negative campaign, that is, which has said more bad things about his opponent-Perriello, Hurt, or Clark?

 

Perriello                   46% (213)

Hurt                         27% (122)

Clark                        3% (13)

None or all of above  24% (112)

Q.13 Please tell me if you think the following groups bear significant responsibility for the current economic situation in the U.S. [CHOICES READ] 

 

President Obama                                                                   42% (236)

Former President Bush                                                            47% (266)

Republicans in Congress                                                         39% (222)

Democrats in Congress                                                           50% (283)

CEOs of large corporations                                                      40% (228)

Home owners who have subprime mortgages                            24% (133)

Banks and mortgage brokers who handled subprime mortgages  49% (279)

Q.14 Please tell me which of those you think bear the most responsibility for the current economic situation in the U.S. [CHOICES READ IF NECESSARY]

President Obama                                                                  16% (55)

Former President Bush                                                           17% (59)

Republicans in Congress                                                        6% (22)

Democrats in Congress                                                          18% (64)

CEOs of large corporations                                                      10% (33)

Home owners who have subprime mortgages                            2% (7)

Banks and mortgage brokers who handled subprime mortgages  18% (62)

Unsure                                                                                 13% (47)

Q. 15 How much, if anything, have you heard or read about the Tea Party movement that has been involved in campaigns and protests in the U.S. (United States) over the past year? Have you heard...a lot, a little, or nothing at all?

A lot              47% (261)

A little            43% (239)

Nothing at all  10% (54)

Q. 16 From what you know, do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the Tea Party movement, or don't you have an opinion either way?

Strongly agree      13% (63)

Agree                  34% (170)

Disagree              18% (91)

Strongly disagree  15% (74)

No opinion           20% (102)

Q. 17 As you may know, the National Rifle Association has endorsed Tom Perriello for Congress.  Does knowing this make you more likely to vote for Perriello, less likely to vote for him, or does it make no difference to you?

More likely     11% (61)

Less likely      9% (49)

No difference  80% (430)

Q.18  Does anyone in your home own a gun?

Yes  61% (330)

No   39% (208)


Q.19 Now, I'd like to ask some questions about you. How old are you?

Age ____

18-34  7% (37)

35-49  23% (120)

50-64  32% (171)

65+     38% (202)

Q.20 CODE RESPONDENT'S SEX

Male      49% (278)

Female  51% (289)

 

Q.21 How much education have you completed?

Less than high school              3% (17)

High School                            23% (126)

Some college/technical school  26% (145)

Associate's Degree                  12% (67)

Bachelor's Degree                   18% (102)

Advanced Degree                    17% (94)

Q.22 I'm going to read several income groups. When I come to the group that includes your annual family income, please stop me. [CHOICES READ]

Less than $20,000    12% (55)

$20,000-$35,000      15% (69)

$35,000-$50,000      22% (102)

$50,000-$75,000      23% (109)

$75,000-$100,0000   15% (69)

More than $100,000  15% (68)

 

Q.23 What race do you consider yourself?

White                 83% (447)

African-American  16% (83)

Hispanic/Latino    0% (0)

Asian-American    0% (1)

Other                  1% (6)

Q.24 Politically speaking, do you consider yourself to be liberal, moderate or conservative?

 

Liberal           16% (84)

Moderate       32% (166)

Conservative  49% (257)

Other            4% (19)

Q.25 And would you describe your political party affiliation as Democrat, Republican, Independent, some other party or no affiliation?

Democrat                          33% (164)

Republican                        36% (180)

Independent                     28% (139)

Tea party (volunteered)      0% (1)

Other                               4% (21)

Q.26 Do you recall in the Presidential election of 2008 if you voted for Barack Obama, John McCain, someone else, or if you didn't have a chance to vote in that election?

 

Obama            41% (224)

McCain            52% (284)

Someone else   1% (6)

Don't recall       1% (7)

Didn't vote        4% (22)