May 2012 Virginia poll

Poll Questions

Q: Do you think things in the state of Virginia (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

Q: Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

Q: How do you personally feel about the Obama administration's policies?

Q: How do you personally feel about the policies offered by the Republicans in Congress?

Q: How do you personally feel about the policies offered by the Virginia legislature this year?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling his job as governor? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jim Webb is handling his job as U.S. Senator? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mark Warner is handling his job as U.S. Senator? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of George Allen? (Asked of half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Tim Kaine? (Asked of half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Bob Marshall? (Asked of half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Jamie Radtke? (Asked of half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Ken Cuccinelli?(Asked of half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Bill Bolling? (Asked of half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Terry McAuliffe? (Asked of half sample)

Q: How important is it to you that the Commonwealth of Virginia increases the amount it spends on transportation projects - extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?

Q: Would you support or oppose raising Virginia's 17-and-a-half cent gasoline tax, if the money is used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation? (Asked of half sample)

Q: Would you favor or oppose raising Virginia's gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon, if the money is used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation? (Half sample)

Q: Would you favor or oppose raising Virginia's gasoline tax by 10 cents a gallon, if the money is used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation? (Half sample)

Q: How would you prefer the state government pay for improvements to transportation infrastructure?

Q: As you may know, the Washington D.C. Metrorail system is building a new rail line to the Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia -- how important is this project?

Q: (Asked of Leaned Republicans) Thinking about the upcoming Republican primary election, how would you rate the chances that you will vote in the June primary?

Q: (Certain/Probably will vote in Republican primary) If the Republican primary were held today and the candidates for U.S. Senate were (George Allen), (Jamie Radtke), (Bob Marshall), and (E.W. Jackson), for whom would you vote?

Q: (Among all adults) Thinking ahead to the general election in November, if the election for U.S. Senate were held today and the candidates were Tim Kaine, the Democrat and George Allen, the Republican, for whom would you vote?

Q: (Among registered voters) If the election for U.S. Senate were held today and the candidates were Tim Kaine, the Democrat and George Allen, the Republican, for whom would you vote?

Q: (Asked of Tim Kaine supporters) Thinking about his candidacy for U.S. Senate so far, how enthusiastic are you about (Tim Kaine)?

Q: (Asked of George Allen supporters) Thinking about his candidacy for U.S. Senate so far, how enthusiastic are you about (George Allen)?

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: The economy

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: The federal budget deficit

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: Transportation issues. (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: Immigration issues. (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: Health care. (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: Abortion. (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: Taxes. (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: Foreign policy. (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: Same sex marriage. (Half sample)

Q: Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for U.S. Senate this year: Education. (Half sample)

Q: Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Q: Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

Q: A new state law requires women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound at least 24 hours before the procedure. Do you support or oppose this law? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Q: Should public schools in Virginia be required to allow children in their areas who are being home-schooled to try out and play for school sports teams, or not?

Q: Do you favor or oppose stricter gun control laws in this country?

Q: What’s closer to your view -- the state should have (a limit) or (no limit) on the number of hand-guns that can be purchased in a month?

Q: (Among all adults) If the 2012 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama, the Democrat) and (Mitt Romney, the Republican), for whom would you vote?

Q: (Among registered voters) If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama, the Democrat) and (Mitt Romney, the Republican), for whom would you vote?

Q: Overall, do you think Bob McDonnell's views on most issues are (too liberal for you), (too conservative for you), or just about right?

Q: Overall, do you think Tim Kaine's views on most issues are (too liberal for you), (too conservative for you), or just about right?

Q: Overall, do you think George Allen's views on most issues are (too liberal for you), (too conservative for you), or just about right?

Q: Overall, do you think Barack Obama's views on most issues are (too liberal for you), (too conservative for you), or just about right?

Q: Overall, do you think Mitt Romney's views on most issues are (too liberal for you), (too conservative for you), or just about right?

Q: Would having Bob McDonnell as Romney's vice presidential running-mate make you more likely to vote for the Republican ticket in November, more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket or wouldn't it make much difference?

Q: On another subject, what is your view of the Tea Party political movement - would you say you support it strongly, support it somewhat, oppose it somewhat or oppose it strongly?

Q: Would you say your views on most political matters are...?

Q: On most social issues, would you say your views are...?

Q: How about on most fiscal issues - such as taxes and government spending - would you say your views are...?

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