There were over over 40 questions in this poll of likely Pennsylvania voters. Ten were on the US senate race with Rick Santorum and four covered the PA gubernatorial race. The other questions were all issues oriented. The poll also asked some very unique demographic questions including favorite news TV network, talk radio, general radio listening preferences, immigrant status (non US born, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation American) size of church (number of members) and we ended up with hundreds of pages of data. We'll be analyzing and reporting on it in the weeks to come.
Here's a first glance at some the findings we've noticed first.
The 2004 Election Was Stolen; according to viewers of all news networks except Fox News We've dedicated an article just to discussing this.
The PA Democratic senate primary race is very interesting. Poll respondents gave Bob Casey, who has spent over $3 million on his campaign, 47% to Rick Santorum's 37%. This is very consistent with the Keystone polls finding of 47%.
Alan Sandals who reportedly spent close to $500,000 on television advertising, received 43% to Santorum's 43%.
Chuck Pennacchio, who has raised a total of under $100,000, but who reports having built a grassroots base of 6,000 supporters statewide, received 45% to Santorum's 43%.
In a close race amongst pairs of the different Lt. Governor democratic primary candidates with unopposed Ed-Rendell, matched against unopposed Lynn Swann and Ed Matthews, the Rendell- Valerie McDonald Roberts matchup pulled the highest percentage against Swann-Matthews, closely followed by Rendell/Baker Knoll. Baker Knoll is the candidate endorsed by the PA state Democratic committee. She refused to participate in and Debates. Both McDonald Roberts and Baker Knoll both pair with Rendell to hold a 5% lead over the Republican team. The two other democratic candidates, Hall and Stilp, when matched with Rendell, both draw a 3% lead over the Swann Matthews team.
The 2004 Election Was Stolen; That's the opinion of a majority of viewers of every news network except Fox News Viewers. We've devoted a whole article to this, exploring who the Fox viewers are.
Electronic voting: 10% support electronic only. 87% want paper or electronic with paper.
63% disagree that the president has the right to use military force against Iran without the support of congress. 32% agree.
66% agree that a woman should have the right to chose an abortion. 28% oppose.
72% agree that health insurance should cover birth control pills (it's usually easier to get health insurance to pay for an abortion than birth control pills.) 22% disagree, and don't want health insurance to pay for birth control pills. (This is the real agenda of many anti-abortion pro-lifers. They want to end women's control of their bodies at all levels.) If you take the 28% opposing abortion and calculate the 22% who oppose coverage of birth control pills, that works out to 79% of anti-abortion activists also oppose birth control pill coverage by insurers.
53% want oil companies to be subjected to a windfall profits tax. 38% oppose the tax.
65% support embryonic stem cell research. 26% oppose the research.
56% say congress should bring back taxes to the top two percent of income earners.
72% support election financing requiring that all eligible candidates should get a fixed amount of money to spend on their campaigns to prevent influence buying. 22% support allowing candidates to raise asmuch money as they want from individuals, industry and corporations.
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