Hawaii general election poll questions oct. 11

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Hawaii general election poll questions oct. 11

  1. 1. Aloha, this is Kim, calling from Honolulu Civil Beat, with a quick four minute survey about the upcoming election on November 2. Your opinion counts, so please participate. Q1a. First, I want to ask you about the race for Governor between Democrat, Neil Abercrombie, and Republican, Duke Aiona. If the election were held today, who do you think you would vote for? For Neil Abercrombie, press 4. For Duke Aiona, press 6. If you haven’t decided yet, press 8. If you’re not expecting to vote for Governor or if you’re voting for another candidate, press 9. Abercrombie 4 (2a) Aiona 6 (2b) Undecided 8 (Skip to Q3c) Not voting/Other 9 (Skip to Q4 in first CD, otherwise, Q7) Q1b. First, I want to ask you about the race for Governor between Republican, Duke Aiona, and Democrat, Neil Abercrombie. If the election were held today, who do you think you would vote for? For Duke Aiona, press 4. For Neil Abercrombie, press 6. If you haven’t decided yet, press 8. If you’re not expecting to vote for Governor or if you’re voting for another candidate, press 9. Aiona 4 (2b) Abercrombie 6 (2a) Undecided 8 (Skip to Q3c) Not voting/Other 9 (Skip to Q4 in first CD, otherwise, Q7) 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. (Go to Q3a) Definitely 1 Probably 2 Leaning 3 Q2b. Thank you. How strong are you in your support for Duke Aiona? 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. (Go to Q3b) Definitely 1 Probably 2 Leaning 3 Q3a. What would you say is the main reason you’re supporting Neil Abercrombie? The choices are feeling like he is the stronger leader; having the same views on civil unions or other social and moral 1
  2. 2. issues; having the same views on education; having the same views on the economy and job creation; or having the same views on energy independence and environmental protection. If the main reason you’re supporting Neil Abercrombie is that you feel he is the stronger leader, press 4. For shared views on civil unions and other social issues, press 5. For shared views on education, press 6. For shared views on the economy and job creation, press 7. For shared views on energy independence and environmental protection, press 8. If it’s some other reason or you’re not sure, press 9. Stronger Leader 4 Civil unions/Social Issues 5 Education 6 Economy/Jobs 7 Energy/Environment 8 Other/Not sure 9 Q3b. What would you say is the main reason you’re supporting Duke Aiona? The choices are feeling like he is the stronger leader; having the same views on civil unions or other social and moral issues; having the same views on education; having the same views on the economy and job creation; or having the same views on energy independence and environmental protection. If the main reason you’re supporting Duke Aiona is that you feel he is the stronger leader, press 4. For shared views on civil unions and other social issues, press 5. For shared views on education, press 6. For shared views on the economy and job creation, press 7. For shared views on energy independence and environmental protection, press 8. If it’s some other reason or you’re not sure, press 9. Stronger Leader 4 Civil unions/Social Issues 5 Education 6 Economy/Jobs 7 Energy/Environment 8 Other/Not sure 9 Q3c. What would you say will be most important to you in choosing a Governor? The choices are choosing the stronger leader; having the same views on civil unions or other social and moral issues; having the same views on education; having the same views on the economy and job creation; or having the same views on energy independence and environmental protection. If the most important issue for you in choosing a Governor is choosing the stronger leader, press 4. For shared views on civil unions and other social issues, press 5. For shared views on education, press 6. For shared views on the economy and job creation, press 7. For shared views on energy independence and environmental protection, press 8. If it’s some other reason or you’re not sure, press 9. Stronger Leader 4 Civil unions/Social Issues 5 Education 6 Economy/Jobs 7 Energy/Environment 8 Other/Not sure 9 2
  3. 3. BEGIN CD1 ONLY Q4a. Thank you. Now I want to ask you about the race for Congress between Democrat, Colleen Hanabusa, and Republican, Charles Djou. If the election were held today, who do you think you would vote for? For Colleen Hanabusa, press 4. For Charles Djou, press 6. If you haven’t decided yet, press 8. If you’re not expecting to vote for Governor or if you’re voting for another candidate, press 9. Hanabusa 4 (5a) Djou 6 (5b) Undecided 8 (Skip to 6c) Not voting/Other 9 (Skip to Q7) Q4b. Thank you. Now I want to ask you about the race for Congress between Republican, Charles Djou, and Democrat, Colleen Hanabusa. If the election were held today, who do you think you would vote for? For Charles Djou, press 4. For Colleen Hanabusa, press 6. If you haven’t decided yet, press 8. If you’re not expecting to vote for Governor or if you’re voting for another candidate, press 9. Djou 4 (5b) Hanabusa 6 (5a) Undecided 8 (Skip to 6c) Not voting/Other 9 (Skip to Q7) Q5a Thank you. How strong are you in your support for Colleen Hanabusa? If you are definitely going to support her, press 1. If you are probably going to support her, press 2. If you are just leaning that way, press 3. (Go to 6a) Definitely 1 Probably 2 Leaning 3 Q5b. Thank you. How strong are you in your support for Charles Djou? 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. (Go to 6b) Definitely 1 Probably 2 Leaning 3 3
  4. 4. Q6a. What would you say is the main reason you’re supporting Colleen Hanabusa? The choices are feeling a shared cultural background; having the same views on social and moral issues; having the same views on the economy and job creation, having the same views on the size and power of government, or having the same views on energy independence and environmental protection. If the main reason you’re supporting Colleen Hanbusa is a shared cultural background, press 4. For shared views on social and moral issues, press 5. For shared views on the economy and job creation, press 6. For shared views on the size and power of government, press 7. Or for shared views on energy independence and environmental protection, press 8. If it’s some other reason or you’re not sure, press 9. Cultural background 4 Civil unions/Social Issues 5 Economy/Jobs 6 Government Power 7 Energy/Environment 8 Other/Not sure 9 Q6b. What would you say is the main reason you’re supporting Charles Djou? The choices are feeling a shared cultural background; having the same views on social and moral issues; having the same views on the economy and job creation, having the same views on the size and power of government, or having the same views on energy independence and environmental protection. If the main reason you’re supporting Charles Djou is a shared cultural background, press 4. For shared views on social and moral issues, press 5. For shared views on the economy and job creation, press 6. For shared views on the size and power of government, press 7. Or for shared views on energy independence and environmental protection, press 8. If it’s some other reason or you’re not sure, press 9. Cultural background 4 Civil unions/Social Issues 5 Economy/Jobs 6 Government Power 7 Energy/Environment 8 Other/Not sure 9 4
  5. 5. Q6c. What would you say will be most important to you in choosing a Congressional Representative? The choices are feeling a shared cultural background; having the same views on social and moral issues; having the same views on the economy and job creation, having the same views on the size and power of government, or having the same views on energy independence and environmental protection. If the most important issue for you in choosing a Governor is a shared cultural background, press 4. For shared views on social and moral issues, press 5. For shared views on the economy and job creation, press 6. For shared views on the size and power of government, press 7. Or for shared views on energy independence and environmental protection, press 8. If it’s some other reason or you’re not sure, press 9. Cultural background 4 Civil unions/Social Issues 5 Economy/Jobs 6 Government Power 7 Energy/Environment 8 Other/Not sure 9 END CD1 ONLY Q7. 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. a. Approve strongly 4 b. Approve somewhat 5 c. Disapprove somewhat 6 d. Disapprove strongly 7 e. Not Sure 9 5
  6. 6. Q8. Thank you. The people of Hawaii have differing opinions on the role of religion in setting the government’s policies. Which of these common attitudes best describes your opinion? Would you say that religion should have no role at all in setting government policy? Would you say that religion should have no official role in government, but that there are important religious teachings that probably should be at least considered when setting policy? Would you say that the best teachings of all the world’s religions should play an official role in setting policy? Or would you say that the teachings of Christianity, in particular, should play an official role in setting government policy? If your attitude is best described as believing that religion should have no role in government policy, press 4. If you believe that religion should have no official role, but should still be considered in government policy, press 5. If you believe that the teachings of all religions should play an official role in government policy, press 6. Or, if you believe that Christianity, in particular, should play an official role in government policy, press 7. If you’re not sure, press 9. No religion 4 Unofficial religion 5 Official religion 6 Christianity 7 Not sure 9 Q9a. Thank you. This year’s ballot will also include a proposed amendment to the State Constitution to change the way members of the state’s Board of Education are selected. Currently, Board of Education members are elected by the public. If the amendment passes, Board of Education members would be selected by the Governor and then confirmed by the State Senate. People on both sides of this issue make arguments that they hope will sway public opinion to their point of view. Supporters of the amendment argue that Hawaii’s education system needs to be reformed because currently, no one is directly accountable for education in Hawaii. By allowing the Governor to appoint Board members, the Governor can be held directly accountable for educational policy. On the other hand, opponents of the amendment argue that an elected board better represents the opinions of the state’s residents, and that the board should remain directly accountable to the people of the state. After hearing these arguments, will you be voting for or against the amendment? If you plan on voting for the amendment so that the state’s Board of Education will now be chosen by government leaders, press 4. If you plan on voting against the amendment, so that the state’s Board of Education will remain an elected body, press 6. If you will be voting on November 2, but do not plan to vote on this amendment, press 8. If you’re not sure, or will not be voting at all in November, press 9. For 4 Against 6 Not voting on Amendment 8 Not sure/Not voting 9 6
  7. 7. Q9b. Thank you. This year’s ballot will also include a proposed amendment to the State Constitution to change the way members of the state’s Board of Education are selected. Currently, Board of Education members are elected by the public. If the amendment passes, Board of Education members would be selected by the Governor and then confirmed by the State Senate. People on both sides of this issue make arguments that they hope will sway public opinion to their point of view. Opponents of the amendment argue that an elected board better represents the opinions of the state’s residents, and that the board should remain directly accountable to the people of the state. On the other hand, supporters of the amendment argue that Hawaii’s education system needs to be reformed because currently, no one is directly accountable for education in Hawaii. By allowing the Governor to appoint Board members, the Governor can be held directly accountable for educational policy, After hearing these arguments, will you be voting against or for the amendment? If you plan on voting against the amendment, so that the state’s Board of Education will remain an elected body, press 4. If you plan on voting for the amendment so that the state’s Board of Education will now be chosen by government leaders, press 6. If you will be voting on November 2, but do not plan to vote on this amendment, press 8. If you’re not sure, or will not be voting at all in November, press 9. Against 4 For 6 Not voting on Amendment 8 Not sure/Not voting 9 Q10. This past September, there was a Democratic Party primary in the Governor’s race. The candidates were Mufi Hannemann and Neil Abercrombie. Which candidate did you vote for? If you voted for Mufi Hannemann, press 4. If you voted for Neil Abercrombie, press 6. If you did not vote in the September Democratic primary, or if you voted for another candidate, press 8. If you don’t remember, press 9. Hannemann 4 Abercrombie 6 Didn’t vote/Other 8 Don’t remember 9 7
  8. 8. Q11a (CD 1 ONLY). This past May, there was a special election for Congress. The candidates were Ed Case, Charles Djou, and Colleen Hanabusa. Which candidate did you vote for? If you voted for Ed Case, press 4. If you voted for Charles Djou, press 5. If you voted for Colleen Hanabusa, press 6. If you did not vote in the Congressional special election in May, or if you voted for another candidate, press 8. If you don’t remember, press 9. Case 4 Djou 5 Hanabusa 6 Didn’t vote/Other 8 Don’t remember 9 Q11b (CD 1 ONLY). This past May, there was a special election for Congress. The candidates were Ed Case, Colleen Hanabusa, and Charles Djout. Which candidate did you vote for? If you voted for Ed Case, press 4. If you voted for Colleen Hanabusa, press 5. If you voted for Charles Djou, press 6. If you did not vote in the Congressional special election in May, or if you voted for another candidate, press 8. If you don’t remember, press 9. Case 4 Hanabusa 5 Djou 6 Didn’t vote/Other 8 Don’t remember 9 8
  9. 9. 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 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 D4) Pacific Islander 6 (Skip to D4) African American 7 (Skip to D4) Hispanic 8 (Skip to D4) Two or more 9 (Skip to D4) D3. 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 D4. 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 9
  10. 10. D5. 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 D6. 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 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 and check out www.civilbeat.com this week to see the results. Have a great day! 10

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