Civil beat poll questionnair sept. 7 8, 2010

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Civil beat poll questionnair sept. 7 8, 2010

  1. 1. Hawaii Governor & Honolulu Mayor Primary Poll--DRAFT Aloha, this is Kim, calling from Honolulu Civil Beat, with a quick four minute survey about the upcoming election on September 18. Your opinion counts, so please participate. Q1a. The September 18 election will include a Democratic primary for Governor between Neil Abercrombie and Mufi Hannemann. (Neil AB-er-crom-bee and MOO-fee HAN-uh-min) If the election were held today, who do you think you would vote for? For Neil Abercrombie, press 4. For Mufi Hannemann, press 6. If it’s another candidate, press 7. If you haven’t decided yet, press 8. Or if you’re not expecting to vote in the Democratic governor’s primary, press 9. Abercrombie 4 (2a) Hannemann 6 (2b) Other 7 (Skip to Q3c) Undecided 8 (Skip to Q3c) Not voting 9 (Skip to Q5 on Oahu, or Q8 on other islands) Q1b. The September 18 election will include a Democratic primary for Governor between Mufi Hannemann and Neil Abercrombie. If the election were held today, who do you think you would vote for? For Mufi Hannemann, press 4. For Neil Abercrombie, press 6. If it’s another candidate, press 7. If you haven’t decided yet, press 8. Or if you’re not expecting to vote in the Democratic governor’s primary, press 9. Hannemann 4 (2b) Abercrombie 6 (2a) Other 7 (Skip to Q3c) Undecided 8 (Skip to Q3c) Not voting 9 (Skip to Q5 on Oahu, or Q8 on other islands) Q2a Thank you. How strong are you in your support for Neil Abercrombie? If you are definitely going to support him, press 1. If you are probably going to support him, press 2. If you are just leaning that way, press 3. Definitely 1 (3a) Probably 2 (3a) Leaning 3 (3a) Q2b. Thank you. How strong are you in your support for Mufi Hannemann? If you are definitely going to support him, press 1. If you are probably going to support him, press 2. If you are just leaning that way, press 3. Definitely 1 (3b) Probably 2 (3b) Leaning 3 (3b) 1
  2. 2. Q3a. What would you say is the main reason you’re supporting Neil Abercrombie? The choices are feeling a shared cultural background with him; having the same views on civil unions; having the same views on education; or feeling that Mufi Hannemann’s personal negative attacks on him are unfair. If the main reason you’re supporting Neil Abercrombie is a shared cultural background, press 4. For shared views on civil unions, press 5. For education, press 6. If it’s because you feel that Mufi Hannemann’s negative campaigning is unfair, press 7. If it’s some other reason, press 8. If you’re not sure, press 9. Cultural background 4 Civil unions 5 Education 6 Negative Campaigning 7 Other 8 Not sure 9 Q3b. What would you say is the main reason you’re supporting Mufi Hannemann? The choices are feeling a shared cultural background with him; having the same views on civil unions; having similar views on education; or agreeing with his strong criticism of Neil Abercrombie. If the main reason you’re supporting Mufi Hannemann is a shared cultural background, press 4. For shared views on civil unions, press 5. For education, press 6. If it’s because you agree with his criticisms of Neil Abercrombie, press 7. For another reason, press 8. If you’re not sure, press 9. Cultural background 4 Civil unions 5 Education 6 Criticizing Abercrombie 7 Other 8 Not sure 9 Q3c. What would you say will be most important to you in choosing a candidate in the Governor’s primary? The choices are feeling a shared cultural background; having the same views on civil unions; having the same views on education; or feeling that he has the best professional qualifications? If what’s most important to you in choosing a candidate in the Governor’s primary is a shared cultural background, press 4. For shared views on civil unions, press 5. For shared views on education, press 6. If it’s because he has the best personal and professional qualifications, press 7. If it’s some other reason, press 8. If you’re not sure, press 9. Cultural background 4 Civil unions 5 Education 6 Qualifications 7 Other 8 Not sure 9 2
  3. 3. Q4a. I have one last question about the gubernatorial candidates regarding their plans for reforming education in Hawaii. One candidate proposes giving greater authority to local school administrators, while the other candidate has suggested that the Department of Education superintendent be given greater statewide authority. Which proposal do you agree with more? If you support greater authority for local school administrators, press 4. If you support greater statewide authority for the Superintendent, press 6. If you are not sure, press 9. Local 4 Statewide 6 Not sure 9 Q4b. I have one last question about the gubernatorial candidates regarding their plans for reforming education in Hawaii. One candidate has suggested that the Department of Education superintendent be given greater statewide authority, while the other candidate proposes giving greater authority to local school administrators. Which proposal do you agree with more? If you support greater statewide authority for the Superintendent, press 4. If you support greater authority for local school administrators, press 6. If you are not sure, press 9. Statewide 4 Local 6 Not sure 9 3
  4. 4. (NOTE: On islands other than Oahu, skip to Q8) (Q5a. Thank you! Next, I want to ask you about the election for Honolulu mayor. The candidates include Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle, Rod Tam, and Panos Prevedouros (PAN-os PRE-vuh- DEWER-os). If the election for Honolulu mayor were held today, who do you think you would vote for? For Kirk Caldwell, press 3. For Peter Carlisle, press 4. For Rod Tam, press 5. For Panos Prevedouros, press 6. If it’s another candidate, press 7. If you haven’t decided yet, press 8. Or if you’re not expecting to vote in the Honolulu mayoral election, press 9. Caldwell 3 Carlisle 4 Tam 5 Prevedouros 6 Other 7 (Skip to Q7b) Undecided 8 (Skip to Q7b) Not voting 9 (Skip to Q8) Q5b. Thank you! Thank you! Next, I want to ask you about the election for Honolulu mayor. The candidates include Peter Carlisle, Kirk Caldwell, Panos Prevedouros (PAN-os PRE-vuh- DEWER-os), and Rod Tam. If the election for Honolulu mayor were held today, who do you think you would vote for? For Peter Carlisle, press 3. For Kirk Caldwell, press 4. For Panos Prevedouros, press 5. For Rod Tam, press 6. If it’s another candidate, press 7. If you haven’t decided yet, press 8. Or if you’re not expecting to vote in the Honolulu mayoral election, press 9. Carlisle 3 Caldwell 4 Prevedouros 5 Tam 6 Other 7 (Skip to Q7b) Undecided 8 (Skip to Q7b) Not voting 9 (Skip to Q8) Q6. Thank you. How strong are you in your support for him? If you are definitely going to support him, press 1. If you are probably going to support him, press 2. If you are just leaning that way, press 3. Definitely 1 Probably 2 Leaning 3 Q7a. What would you say is the main reason you’re supporting him? The choices are feeling a shared cultural background with him; having the same views on the Oahu high-capacity rail project; having the same views on the economy and taxes, or feeling that he has the best personal and professional qualifications. 4
  5. 5. If the main reason you’re supporting him is a shared cultural background, press 4. For shared views on high-capacity rail, press 5. For the economy and taxes, press 6. If it’s because he has the best personal and professional qualifications, press 7. If it’s some other reason, press 8. If you’re not sure, press 9. Cultural background 4 Rail 5 Economy/Taxes 6 Qualifications 7 Other 8 Not sure 9 Q7b. What would you say will be most important to you in choosing a candidate in the Honolulu mayor’s race? The choices are feeling a shared cultural background with him; having the same views on the Oahu high-capacity rail project; having the same views on the economy and taxes, or feeling that he has the best personal and professional qualifications. If what’s most important to you is a shared cultural background, press 4. For shared views on high-capacity rail, press 5. For the economy and taxes, press 6. If it’s because he has the best personal and professional qualifications, press 7. If it’s some other reason, press 8. If you’re not sure, press 9. Cultural background 4 Rail 5 Economy/Taxes 6 Qualifications 7 Other 8 Not sure 9 Q8. Thank you. Just a few more questions. First, do you generally approve or disapprove of Barack Obama’s job performance as president? Press 4 if you approve strongly, press 5 if you approve somewhat, press 6 if you disapprove somewhat, or press 7 if you disapprove strongly. Press 9 if you’re not sure. Approve strongly 4 Approve somewhat 5 Disapprove somewhat 6 Disapprove strongly 7 Not Sure 9 Q9. Now that Governor Linda Lingle has vetoed a bill that would have legalized same-sex civil unions, do you think that Hawaii’s state legislature should bring the issue of civil unions up for a vote again in the near future? If yes, press 4. If no, press 6. If you’re not sure, press 9. Yes 4 No 6 Not Sure 9 5
  6. 6. Demographics Mahalo! Finally, I just have a couple of questions about you so we can properly code your responses D1. If you are a man, press 1; if you are a woman, press 2 Man 1 Woman 2 D2. If you are a Democrat, press 4; if you are a Republican, press 5; if you are an independent, or identify with another party, press 6. If you’re not sure, press 9. Democrat 4 Republican 5 Independent 6 Not sure 9 D3. Do you consider yourself a member of the Tea Party movement? For yes, press 4. For no, press 6. If you’re not sure, press 9. Yes 4 No 6 Not sure 9 D4. If you generally identify as Asian, press 4. For White, press 5. For Pacific Islander, press 6. For African American, press 7. For Hispanic, press 8. If you identify with two or more, press 9. Asian 4 White 5 (Skip to D6) Pacific Islander 6 (Skip to D6) African American 7 (Skip to D6) Hispanic 8 (Skip to D6) Two or more 9 (Skip to D6) 6
  7. 7. D5. Do you generally identify as being of Chinese ancestry, Japanese ancestry, Filipino ancestry, Korean ancestry, another Asian ancestry, or of mixed Asian ancestry? For Chinese ancestry, press 2. For Japanese ancestry, press 3. For Filipino ancestry, press 4. For Korean ancestry, press 5. For another Asian ancestry, press 6. For mixed Asian ancestry, press 7. If you’re not sure, press 9. Chinese 2 Japanese 3 Filipino 4 Korean 5 Other 6 Mixed 7 Not sure 9 D6. Which religious category best describes you? If you’re Catholic, press 1. If you’re a Mormon, press 2. If you’re an evangelical or born-again Christian, press 3. If you belong to another Christian Denomination, press 4. For Jewish, press 5. For Buddhist, press 6. For any other religion, press 8. If you don’t identify with any particular religion, press 9. Please make your selection now. Catholic 1 Mormon 2 Evangelical 3 Other Christian 4 Jewish 5 Buddhist 6 Other 8 None 9 D7. If you consider yourself to be liberal or progressive, press 4; a moderate, press 5; or a conservative, press 6. If you’re not sure, press 9. Liberal /progressive 4 Moderate 5 Conservative 6 Not sure 9 D8. If you are 18-24 years old, press 4. For 25-34, press 5. For 35-49, press 6. For 50-64, press 7. For 65 or older, press 8. 18-24 4 25-34 5 35-49 6 50-64 7 65+ 8 Thank you for your participation. Have a great day! 7

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