Gray and Bowser close in D.C. mayor's race

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Poll Questions

Q: Are you registered to vote at your present address, or not?

No opinion

Q: (IF REGISTERED) Are you registered as a Democrat, a Republican, an independent or what?

Q: (IF REGISTERED DEMOCRAT) Thinking ahead to the April Democratic primary election for mayor, how would you rate the chances that you will vote in that election?

Q: (IF CERTAIN/VERY LIKELY TO VOTE IN DEM PRIMARY) Do you think you'll (vote in person at your polling place on Election Day), OR (vote before Election Day by early voting or mail-in absentee ballot)?

Q: (IF CERTAIN/VERY LIKELY TO VOTE IN DEM PRIMARY) Generally speaking, how interested are you in the current primary campaign for mayor in DC?

Q: (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) Suppose the primary election for mayor of the District were held today, and the candidates were (Vincent Gray), (Tommy Wells), (Andy Shallal), (Muriel Bowser), (Jack Evans), (Vincent Orange), (Reta Lewis) and (Carlos Allen)… For whom would you vote? Which one are you leaning toward right now? (Order of candidates randomized)

Q: (IF NAMED CANDIDATE) Will you definitely vote for [CANDIDATE NAME] or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else?

Q: (IF NAMED CANDIDATE) Who would your second choice be?/Which candidate would you lean toward as your second choice?

Q: (IF NON-GRAY SUPPORTER) Was there any time earlier in this campaign when you supported Vincent Gray for mayor, or not?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) And how about the Democratic primary for at-large member of the city council. Suppose the primary election for at-large member were held today, and the candidates were... For whom would you vote? Which one are you leaning toward?

Q: (IF CERTAIN OR VERY LIKELY TO VOTE) Which one of the following issues [is/was] most important in deciding your vote for mayor in April's Democratic primary: (Jobs and the economy), (ethics), (housing), or (crime)?

Q: (IF REGISTERED TO VOTE) Thinking about the general election for mayor of the District to be held in November, if the election were being held today and the candidates were (Vincent Gray, the Democrat) and (David Catania, running as an Independent candidate), for whom would you vote? Which candidate are you leaning toward?

Q: (IF REGISTERED TO VOTE) Thinking about the general election for mayor of the District to be held in November, if the election were being held today and the candidates were (Muriel Bowser, the Democrat) and (David Catania, running as an Independent candidate), for whom would you vote? Which candidate are you leaning toward?

Q: (IF REGISTERED TO VOTE) Changing topics, how important do you think it is that D.C. have an African American mayor?

Q: (IF REGISTERED TO VOTE) On another subject, do you think things in the District of Columbia are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track?

Q: (IF REGISTERED TO VOTE) Do you approve or disapprove of the way that Vincent Gray is handling his job as Mayor?

No opinion

Q: (IF REGISTERED TO VOTE) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Mayor Gray, or not: He has brought needed change to the District?

No opinion

Q: (IF REGISTERED TO VOTE) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Mayor Gray, or not: He is honest and trustworthy?

No opinion

Q: (IF CERTAIN/VERY LIKELY TO VOTE IN DEM PRIMARY) As you may know, Marion Barry has endorsed Vincent Gray for mayor. Does Barry’s endorsement make you more likely to support Gray, less likely to support him, or won't it make any difference in your vote?

Q: (IF CERTAIN/VERY LIKELY TO VOTE IN DEM PRIMARY) How much, if anything, have you heard or read about the investigation into Vincent Gray's campaign finances when he ran for mayor in 2010?

Q: (IF CERTAIN/VERY LIKELY TO VOTE IN DEM PRIMARY) From what you have heard or read about the investigation, do you think Gray did nothing wrong, did something unethical, but not illegal, or did something illegal?

Q: (IF CERTAIN/VERY LIKELY TO VOTE IN DEM PRIMARY) As you may know, businessman Jeffrey Thompson pled guilty this month to funding an illegal and secret campaign supporting Vincent Gray in the 2010 election for mayor. Thompson told prosecutors that Gray knew about the campaign and asked for the secret money, while Gray called Thompson’s allegations “lies” and said he did not break the law. Do you think Gray knew about the secret campaign, or do you think he was unaware of it happening?

No opinion

Q: (IF CERTAIN/VERY LIKELY TO VOTE IN DEM PRIMARY) Do you think Gray's campaign has been fairly or unfairly investigated by federal authorities?

No opinion

Q: (IF CERTAIN/VERY LIKELY TO VOTE IN DEM PRIMARY) Keeping in mind that all your answers in this survey are confidential, have you or anyone in your household ever been convicted of a crime which resulted in jail time? IF YES: Was that you or someone else?

 
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