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Male 60% (117) 47% (86)
Female 40%(77) 54% (99)
 
Education - Advanced Degree 16% (31) 34% (63)
 
Race - White 94% (178) 79% (141)
 
 Ideology - Conservative 75% (144) 14% (25)
 Ideology - Liberal 5% (9) 38% (68)
 Ideology - Moderate 18% (38) 48% (85)
 
 Party - Republican 55% (106) 5% (8)
 Party - Democrat 5% (9) 60% (101)
 Party - Independent 33% (64) 29% (49)
 
General Assembly Session Too Short 46% (89) 58% (108)
General Assembly Session Too Long 10% (19) 7% (13)
 
State Legislators' Salary Too High 19% (36) 18% (34)
State Legislators' Salary Too Low 20% (38) 18% (33)
 
Trust Virginia Govt. (All or most of time) 91% (173) 78% (144)
Trust Virginia Govt. (Some of time or not at all) 9% (18) 22% (40)
 
VA Headed in Right Direction 65% (124) 39% (72)
VA on the Wrong Track 29% (55) 49% (91)
 
Trust National Govt. (All or most of time) 26% (50) 74% (136)
Trust National Govt. (Some of time or not at all) 74% (143) 26% (48)
 
US Headed in Right Direction 4% (7) 43% (79)
US on the Wrong Track 93% (181) 48% (83)
 
McDonnell Approve 82% (151) 32% (54)
McDonnell Disapprove 6% (11) 50% (85)
 
Obama Approve 8% (15) 71% (129)
Obama Disapprove 86% (168) 14% (26)
 
Govt. Does Too Much 85% (163) 29% (52)
Govt. Does Too Little 11% (22) 55% (99)
 
Prefer Govt. w/ More Services and Taxes 6% (12) 67% (104)
Prefer Govt. w/ Fewer Services and Taxes 94% (176) 33% (52)
 
Immigration - Police check support 95% (183) 54% (99)
Immigration - Verify worker status support 89% (168) 78% (139)
Immigration - Check student status support 80% (149) 46% (85)
Immigration - Increase penalty if hire illegal support 78% (137) 58% (96)
 
Repeal Amendment Support 82% (159) 29% (54)
Repeal Amendment Oppose 11% (22)  63% (116)
 
Health Care - Govt. Provides for All 7% (14) 62% (109)
Health Care - Govt. Provides for Elderly and Poor 28% (54) 24% (43)
Health Care - Individual Responsibility 65% (124) 14% (25)
 
Health Care - Pay Higher Tax for Universal Coverage 12% (22) 71% (138)
 
Person w/o insurance - Govt. pays 18% (30) 43% (69)
Person w/o insurance - Hospital/Doctor pays 36% (61) 41% (65)
Person w/o insurance - Individual pays 47% (80) 16% (26)
 
Balance Budget - Budget cut 42% (81) 8% (15)
Balance Budget - Tax increase 3% (5) 6% (10)
Balance Budget - Both 55% (106) 86% (156)
 
Budget Cut if Program That Benefits You - Support 89% (165) 80% (136)
Tax Increase if Tax You Pay - Support 78% (84) 86% (143)
 
Cut Education - Support 44% (83) 18% (32)
Cut Heath and Human Services - Support 61% (116) 25% (45)
Cut Public Safety - Support 33% (64) 29% (52)
Cut Other - Support 92% (163) 82% (134)
Cut Across-the-Board - Support 58% (107) 40% (70)
 
Increase Sales Tax - Support 56% (106) 68% (122)
Increase Personal Income Tax - Support 27% (52) 59% (106)
Increase Business Income Tax - Support 31% (57) 72% (129)
Increase Personal Property Tax - Support 34% (62) 55% (97)
Increase Gas Tax - Support 35% (67) 57% (105)
 
Voted for Obama 10% (18) 83% (149)
Vote for McCain 81% (153) 8% (14)
 
Voted for McDonnell 84% (157) 23% (39)
Voted for Deeds 2% (4) 60% (103)