Friday, June 30, 2006

Jeb Needs To Be Investigated

By Dara Kam
Palm Beach Post Capital Bureau




TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Jeb Bush has used his recently revived nonprofit foundation to pay a former campaign finance director and two former campaign aides.
Although Bush has said his Foundation for Florida's Future is not a way of keeping his political machine intact after he leaves office early next year, recent disclosures on the foundation's Web site show that it paid:

• Nearly $99,000 to Ann Herberger, Bush's campaign finance director during two campaign and a longtime political fund-raiser for his family.
• Nearly $70,000 to Neil Newhouse of Washington-based GOP Public Opinion Strategies group for polling last October.
• $48,000 for "management services" to a lobbying and public-affairs firm whose staff includes Mandy Clark and Mandy Fletcher. Both worked on Bush's reelection campaign and on his brother's presidential reelection campaign.
• $23,500 for "legal services" from the Washington law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs.
• $20,000 in February to GOP political strategist Adam Goodman's The Victory Group Inc.
The foundation has spent about $320,000 of the $1.9 million it has raised since Bush revived it in the fall, according to its Web site. Those contributions have come from friends, former colleagues and campaign contributors, and even the prime minister of Haiti.
Bush also has tapped three "Rangers" — fund-raisers who brought in at least $200,000 for President Bush's 2004 campaign — to sit on the foundation's board: Zach Zachariah, a Fort Lauderdale cardiologist; Tom Petway, a Jacksonville businessman; and Sergio Pino, a Miami developer.
In Washington on Wednesday, Bush said the foundation's expenditures are within the law and that Herberger's salary comes from donations.
"It's all pretty transparent, complying with the new law," Bush said. "Ann Herberger gets money when she raises money. It's kind of how she makes a living."
But when asked about the subject of the $70,000 poll, Bush said, "I'm not going to tell you."
Bush had said he resurrected the foundation to campaign for a constitutional amendment to allow the state to pay for private- and religious-school tuition for children in failing schools, but lawmakers failed to pass a joint resolution that would have put such a question on the ballot in November.
Although Bush has said he will not seek public office in 2008, political strategists say the foundation will keep him from fading out of sight.
"The first time Michael Jordan retired, I bet he didn't quit working out. I bet he didn't quit playing basketball. You never know when you want to play again. And you want to be in shape if you think, 'I want to play a few seasons,' " said GOP strategist Mac Stipanovich.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

nonpartisan Polls

 For a nonpartisan poll Not: Strategic Vision ie: GOP USA or Florida Chamber Of Commerce
this poll freely gives the demographics and is a REAL nonpartisan poll  
 
Quinnipiac University has a nonpartisan polling organization that
conducts monthly polls of the Florida governor's race.

According to a Quinnipiac poll released this morning:
 
Davis remains statistically tied with Republican frontrunner, Florida
Attorney General Charlie Crist.

Davis's Democratic opponent trails Crist by 7 points.

Davis remains tied with Crist, even though the GOP frontrunner has
been running television ads for four weeks in multiple media markets
in Florida.

Davis continues to lead Tom Gallagher, the other Republican candidate
for governor.

Davis continues to maintain what the Associated Press called "a
substantial" two-to-one lead over his Democratic primary opponent
(32%-16%).

The poll conducted between June 20 and 26 surveyed 1,311 registered
voters, including 528 Democrats and 520 Republicans. The broader
survey had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage
points, while the smaller ones of each party was plus or minus 4.3
percentage points.

 


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Q Poll: Davis Widens Lead





Jim Davis leads Rod Smith 32 - 15, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds;
President Gets No Bounce In Approval Ratings







Florida
Attorney General Charlie Crist has opened a 49 - 21 percent lead among
Republican voters over State Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher, his opponent
for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to a Quinnipiac
University poll released today. Another 28 percent of Republicans are undecided.
This compares to a 43 - 26 percent lead among Republicans May 24.









Crist also has inched ahead of U.S. Rep. Jim Davis, the leading Democrat in the
governor's race, 41 - 39 percent. This compares to a 40 - 37 percent Davis lead
in a May 24 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.









Among Democrats, Davis leads State Sen. Rod Smith 32 - 16 percent, with 49
percent undecided, compared to 38 - 17 percent May 24. But 74 percent of Florida
voters, including 69 percent of Democrats, don't know enough about Davis to form
an opinion. For Smith, the "don't know enough" numbers are even
higher.









"Television can make a difference in politics. Attorney General Charlie
Crist's sizable war chest began showing its muscle this month. Although the
differences in the trial heats over the past month are not large, they are good
news for Crist," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac
University poll.









"Moreover, while Crist was picking up steam, his primary opponent, CFO Tom
Gallagher, was moving in the other direction."









"Davis' primary lead over Smith narrowed a bit, but both Democrats remain
largely unknown to the vast majority of Florida voters," said Brown.









Gov. Jeb Bush remains the most popular statewide elected leader in Florida, but
opinion on the centerpiece of his education reform plan - requirement that the
FCAT be passed for public school students to be promoted and allowed to graduate
remains split.









Voters approve 57 - 34 percent of the job Gov. Bush is doing.









By a 48 - 44 percent margin, Florida voters favor retaining the FCAT
requirement, with Republicans heavily in favor and Democrats opposed. When asked
about the FCAT in April, voters supported its current usage by a 47 - 45 percent
margin.









While voters support FCAT testing of students, they say 60 - 33 percent that
FCAT scores should not be used to decide how much money schools receive.









"The FCAT issue has become a dividing line in the race for Governor with
the Democratic candidates attacking, and the Republican contenders defending,
Gov. Bush's education plan," Brown said.









President Bush's Approval









Florida voters disapprove 60 - 38 percent of the way President George W. Bush is
doing his job, compared to 60 - 36 percent May 24. They disapprove 59 - 36
percent of the way President Bush is handling the war in Iraq and say 55 - 38
percent that going to war in Iraq was the wrong thing to do.









The U.S. should remove all troops from Iraq, 31 percent of Florida voters say,
with 24 percent who want to decrease the number of U.S. troops, 22 percent who
want to keep current troop levels, and 13 percent who want to increase the
number of troops.









From June 20 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,311 Florida registered
voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. The survey includes
520 Republicans, with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percentage points, and 528
Democrats, with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percentage points. The Quinnipiac
University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion
surveys in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the
nation as a public service and for research. For additional data-www.quinnipiac.edu
and quicklinks







1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeb Bush is handling his job as
Governor?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Approve 57% 86% 35% 53% 61% 53%




Disapprove 34 9 56 34 33 35




DK/NA 9 6 9 13 6 12


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Approve 59% 60% 60% 78% 46%




Disapprove 31 30 33 18 44




DK/NA 10 10 7 5 11























 













TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeb Bush is handling his job as
Governor?



















Highest Lowest




Approve Approve




Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22 Nov 23 Sep 23 Aug 12




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2004 2004









Approve 57 55 55 54 53 62 45




Disapprove 34 35 36 35 37 30 44




DK/NA 9 9 9 11 9 8 11























 













2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its
job?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Approve 44% 65% 31% 37% 45% 43%




Disapprove 40 19 55 45 42 37




DK/NA 16 16 14 18 13 19


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Approve 48% 49% 44% 54% 36%




Disapprove 34 35 43 30 47




DK/NA 19 16 13 16 17























 













TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling
its job?



















Highest Lowest




Approve Approve




Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22 Nov 15 Sep 23 Jun 29




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2004 2004









Approve 44 40 43 44 41 51 39




Disapprove 40 44 40 36 41 34 42




DK/NA 16 16 17 21 18 15 18





































 













5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as
President?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Approve 38% 76% 9% 30% 41% 35%




Disapprove 60 22 89 65 57 62




DK/NA 3 2 2 5 2 3


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Approve 42% 40% 38% 51% 29%




Disapprove 56 58 59 45 67




DK/NA 2 2 3 4 4























 













TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his
job as President?



















Highest Lowest




Approve Approve




Jun 29 May 24 Apr 20 Feb 24 Nov 16 Sep 23 Apr 20




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2004 2006









Approve 38 36 35 46 37 50 35




Disapprove 60 60 60 50 61 47 60




DK/NA 3 3 5 4 2 3 5





































 













6. Is your opinion of Congressman Jim Davis favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or
haven't you heard enough about him?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Favorable 11% 8% 16% 12% 13% 10%




Unfavorable 4 5 3 3 4 3




Mixed 10 8 12 10 10 10




Hvn't hrd enough 74 79 69 74 72 76




REFUSED 1 - 1 - - 1


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Favorable 8% 20% 8% 7% 12%




Unfavorable 4 6 4 2 2




Mixed 10 15 11 4 7




Hvn't hrd enough 77 59 75 87 79




REFUSED 1 1 1 1 -























 













TREND: Is your opinion of Congressman Jim Davis favorable, unfavorable, mixed,
or haven't you heard enough about him?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22




2006 2006 2006 2006









Favorable 11 9 10 11




Unfavorable 4 3 4 3




Mixed 10 8 9 7




Hvn't hrd enough 74 78 75 77




REFUSED 1 1 1 1























 













7. Is your opinion of State Senator Rod Smith favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or
haven't you heard enough about him?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Favorable 7% 5% 8% 6% 8% 6%




Unfavorable 3 3 3 3 4 2




Mixed 9 5 12 9 7 11




Hvn't hrd enough 81 86 77 81 81 81




REFUSED - - - - - -




North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Favorable 9% 6% 7% 3% 8%




Unfavorable 6 2 4 1 2




Mixed 8 7 10 2 11




Hvn't hrd enough 78 85 79 93 78




REFUSED - - - 1 -























 













TREND: Is your opinion of State Senator Rod Smith favorable, unfavorable, mixed,
or haven't you heard enough about him?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22




2006 2006 2006 2006









Favorable 7 6 8 7




Unfavorable 3 1 3 4




Mixed 9 7 7 6




Hvn't hrd enough 81 84 82 82




REFUSED - 1 1 1





































 













8. Is your opinion of Attorney General Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable,
mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Favorable 34% 46% 25% 33% 37% 30%




Unfavorable 12 7 16 14 14 10




Mixed 17 15 20 17 15 19




Hvn't hrd enough 37 32 39 36 33 40




REFUSED 1 1 - 1 - 1


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Favorable 30% 49% 35% 35% 24%




Unfavorable 11 16 11 11 10




Mixed 16 17 17 17 18




Hvn't hrd enough 42 18 36 37 47




REFUSED 1 - 1 - -























 













TREND: Is your opinion of Attorney General Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable,
mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22




2006 2006 2006 2006









Favorable 34 34 33 31




Unfavorable 12 9 8 8




Mixed 17 14 13 13




Hvn't hrd enough 37 43 45 47




REFUSED 1 1 1 2





































 













9. Is your opinion of State Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher favorable,
unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Favorable 25% 33% 20% 23% 28% 22%




Unfavorable 11 9 11 13 14 8




Mixed 17 15 16 22 16 19




Hvn't hrd enough 46 41 53 42 41 51




REFUSED 1 1 - - - 1


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Favorable 24% 22% 24% 34% 25%




Unfavorable 7 12 10 7 15




Mixed 18 21 19 23 12




Hvn't hrd enough 50 44 47 35 48




REFUSED 1 1 - 1 -























 













TREND: Is your opinion of Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher favorable,
unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22




2006 2006 2006 2006









Favorable 25 28 29 27




Unfavorable 11 9 9 9




Mixed 17 16 13 14




Hvn't hrd enough 46 46 49 49




REFUSED 1 1 - 1





































 













10. If the 2006 election for governor were being held today, and the candidates
were Jim Davis the Democrat and Charlie Crist the Republican for whom would you
vote?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Davis 39% 6% 73% 35% 36% 41%




Crist 41 79 12 35 45 37




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - 2 1 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 1 1




DK/NA 18 13 13 27 16 20


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Davis 41% 32% 38% 19% 47%




Crist 40 51 39 56 32




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 - 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - 2 2 1




DK/NA 18 16 18 23 18























 













TREND: If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the
candidates were Jim Davis the Democrat and Charlie Crist the Republican, for
whom would you vote?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22 Nov 15




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005









Davis 39 40 39 36 40




Crist 41 37 37 40 39




SMONE ELSE 1 2 1 2 1




WLDN'T VOTE 1 2 2 1 1




DK/NA 18 19 20 22 19





































 













11. If the 2006 election for governor were being held today, and the candidates
were Jim Davis the Democrat and Tom Gallagher the Republican for whom would you
vote?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Davis 42% 6% 77% 39% 39% 43%




Gallagher 35 75 9 25 39 32




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 - 4 2 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 - 3 2 1




DK/NA 20 15 13 29 17 22


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Davis 40% 42% 39% 18% 50%




Gallagher 41 32 36 56 28




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 4 2 - 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 2 2 3 1




DK/NA 17 20 21 23 19























 













TREND: If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the
candidates were Jim Davis the Democrat and Tom Gallagher the Republican, for
whom would you vote?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22 Nov 15




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005









Davis 42 40 38 36 41




Gallagher 35 37 38 37 38




SMONE ELSE 2 1 1 1 2




WLDN'T VOTE 2 2 1 1 1




DK/NA 20 20 22 25 18





































 













12. If the 2006 election for governor were being held today, and the candidates
were Rod Smith the Democrat and Charlie Crist the Republican for whom would you
vote?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Smith 35% 4% 70% 30% 33% 38%




Crist 42 80 14 35 44 39




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 - - 2 1 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 1 2 2 2




DK/NA 20 15 15 30 20 21


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Smith 37% 27% 35% 19% 44%




Crist 42 53 41 59 31




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 - - 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2 2 1




DK/NA 19 16 22 20 23























 













TREND: If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the
candidates were Rod Smith the Democrat and Charlie Crist the Republican, for
whom would you vote?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22 Nov 15




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005









Smith 35 37 37 32 36




Crist 42 39 39 42 41




SMONE ELSE 1 1 1 2 2




WLDN'T VOTE 2 2 2 1 1




DK/NA 20 20 21 23 20





































 













13. If the 2006 election for governor were being held today, and the candidates
were Rod Smith the Democrat and Tom Gallagher the Republican for whom would you
vote?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Smith 39% 7% 73% 32% 35% 42%




Gallagher 36 73 9 31 42 31




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 1 - 4 2 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 1 4 3 2




DK/NA 21 17 17 29 19 23


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Smith 37% 34% 40% 15% 48%




Gallagher 42 38 35 55 28




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 - - 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - 4 2 7 2




DK/NA 19 21 22 23 22























 













TREND: If the 2006 election for Governor were being held today and the
candidates were Rod Smith the Democrat and Tom Gallagher the Republican, for
whom would you vote?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22 Nov 15




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005









Smith 39 35 35 34 36




Gallagher 36 39 41 38 41




SMONE ELSE 2 1 1 2 2




WLDN'T VOTE 2 2 2 2 2




DK/NA 21 23 21 25 19





































 













24. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Florida
today -- Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or
very dissatisfied?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Very satisfied 13% 25% 4% 8% 15% 10%




Smwht satisfied 45 54 40 42 45 45




Smwht dissatisfied 26 13 34 30 22 29




Very dissatisfied 16 7 21 19 17 15




DK/NA 1 1 - 1 1 1


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Very satisfied 15% 12% 15% 14% 9%




Smwht satisfied 50 48 47 52 36




Smwht dissatisfied 19 25 24 20 33




Very dissatisfied 16 14 13 14 20




DK/NA - 1 1 1 1























 













TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in
Florida today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat
dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22 Nov 15 Aug 31 Jun 30




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005









Very satisfied 13 15 14 15 15 15 14




Smwht satisfied 45 41 45 43 43 42 43




Smwht dissatisfied 26 25 24 26 20 25 27




Very dissatisfied 16 18 15 14 21 17 15




DK/NA 1 1 2 2 1 1 2





































 













25. What do you think is the most important problem facing Florida today?



















Tot


















Education Total 19%




Education general 14




Teachers 1




Funding education 3




Education other 1


















Immigration 10 %


















Economy Total 6%




Economy general 1




Unemployment/jobs 2




Minimum wage too low 1




Cost of living 2


















Overcrowding/Over




population 6%


















Hurricane/Weather total 5%




Hurricanes 4




Prepared for weather 1


















Property Insurance 5%


















Crime Total 5%




Crime/Violence general 4




Drugs 1


















Open space/Urban sprawl/




Overdevelopment 5%


















Taxes Total 3%




Taxes general 1




Property tax 2


















Environment/Pollution 3%


















Energy Total 2%




Energy costs general 1




Gas prices 1


















Healthcare/Costs/




Ins/HMO's 2%


















Mass Transit Total 2%




Highway traffic/




congestion 1




Poor conditions




roads/highways 1


















Politicians Total 2%




Political corruption 1




Governor/State




leadership 1


















Criminal justice system 1




Housing Costs/




Availability 1




Children's issues 1




Senior issues 1




Drought/Water problems 1




War (Iraq) 1


















Other 6




DK/NA 5





































 













26. For public school students to be promoted from third to fourth grade and to
graduate high school, they must pass the FCAT. Some candidates for governor want
to eliminate these requirements. Do you support the present FCAT requirement or
do you want to eliminate it?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Support requirement 48% 63% 37% 43% 50% 46%




Eliminate it 44 29 52 50 39 47




DK/NA 9 8 10 7 10 7


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Support requirement 48% 45% 47% 60% 47%




Eliminate it 42 47 44 31 45




DK/NA 9 8 9 9 8























 













TREND: For public school students to be promoted from third to fourth grade and
to graduate high school, they must pass the FCAT. Some candidates for governor
want to eliminate those requirements. Do you support the present FCAT
requirement or do you want to eliminate it?



















Jun 29 Apr 19




2006 2006









Support requirement 48 47%




Eliminate it 44 45




DK/NA 9 8





































 













27. If a candidate for governor wants to eliminate the requirement that students
pass the FCAT test to be promoted from the third grade and graduate from high
school, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely, or
wouldn't it make a difference?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















More likely 26% 19% 31% 27% 23% 29%




Less likely 34 40 31 31 39 30




No difference 33 34 31 35 33 34




DK/NA 7 7 7 7 6 8


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















More likely 29% 26% 25% 20% 27%




Less likely 33 29 37 39 35




No difference 32 40 30 35 31




DK/NA 6 5 8 6 7























 













TREND: If a candidate for governor wants to eliminate the requirement that
students pass the FCAT test to be promoted from the third grade and graduate
from high school, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less
likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?



















Jun 29 Apr 19




2006 2006


















More likely 26 27%




Less likely 34 29




No difference 33 35




DK/NA 7 8





































 













28. Public schools in Florida are graded based on the scores their students
achieve on the FCAT. The grade that a school gets affects how much money the
school gets. Do you think the system of grading schools based on the FCAT should
be continued or not?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Yes 33% 51% 25% 23% 34% 32%




No 60 41 67 70 58 61




DK/NA 8 7 7 7 8 7


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Yes 36% 29% 32% 33% 34%




No 59 63 61 53 59




DK/NA 6 8 7 13 7























 













TREND: Public schools in Florida are graded based on the scores their students
achieve on the FCAT. The grade that a school gets affects how much money the
school gets. Do you think the system of grading schools based on the FCAT should
be continued or not?



















Jun 29 Apr 19




2006 2006


















Yes 33 31%




No 60 63




DK/NA 8 7





































 













33. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the
situation with Iraq?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Approve 36% 75% 8% 27% 41% 31%




Disapprove 59 22 86 67 54 63




DK/NA 5 3 6 6 5 5


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Approve 39% 37% 36% 54% 29%




Disapprove 55 55 60 41 67




DK/NA 6 7 4 5 4























 













TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the
situation with Iraq?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 20 Feb 24 Nov 16 Aug 31




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005









Approve 36 36 34 41 31 39




Disapprove 59 60 63 54 64 55




DK/NA 5 4 4 5 5 6





































 













34. Do you think going to war with Iraq was the right thing for the United
States to do or the wrong thing?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















Right thing 38% 74% 11% 34% 44% 33%




Wrong thing 55 19 82 62 50 60




DK/NA 6 6 7 4 6 7


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















Right thing 43% 39% 39% 59% 29%




Wrong thing 48 55 56 39 64




DK/NA 8 7 5 2 7





































 













TREND: Do you think going to war with Iraq was the right thing for the United
States to do or the wrong thing?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 20 Feb 24 Aug 31 Oct 28 Oct 21




2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2004 2004









Right thing 38 37 36 42 41 48 48




Wrong thing 55 58 58 51 53 44 45




DK/NA 6 5 6 6 6 8 7





































 













35. From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should
the United States do? Should the U.S. -- A) increase the number of U.S. troops
in Iraq, B) keep the same number of U.S. troops in Iraq as there are now, C)
decrease the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, or D) remove all its troops from
Iraq?



















Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom


















A) Increase troops 13% 20% 6% 15% 16% 11%




B) Keep same amount 22 37 12 19 27 18




C) Decrease troops 24 23 25 27 22 26




D) Remove all troops 31 10 50 29 26 36




DK/NA 9 10 7 10 9 10


















North/




PnHnd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE


















A) Increase troops 17% 14% 14% 15% 9%




B) Keep same amount 23 23 25 28 18




C) Decrease troops 20 24 24 23 27




D) Remove all troops 30 28 30 17 38




DK/NA 9 11 6 17 9























 













TREND: From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should
the United States do? Should the U.S. -- A)increase the number of U.S. troops in
Iraq, B)keep the same number of U.S. troops in Iraq as there are now, C)decrease
the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, or D)remove all its troops from Iraq?



















Jun 29 May 24 Apr 20




2006 2006 2006









Increase troops 13 14 12




Keep same amount 22 21 22




Decrease troops 24 26 24




Remove all troops 31 31 35




DK/NA 9 8 8





































 













36. (If registered republican) If the 2006 Republican primary for Governor were
being held today and the candidates were Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher for
whom would you vote?



















REGISTERED REPUBLICANS




Tot Men Wom


















Crist 49% 50% 48%




Gallagher 21 21 21




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 1 1 1




DK/NA 28 27 30























 













TREND: (If registered Republican) If the 2006 Republican primary for Governor
were being held today and the candidates were Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher
for whom would you vote?



















REGISTERED REPUBLICANS........




Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22




2006 2006 2006 2006









Crist 49 43 34 40




Gallagher 21 26 30 31




SMONE ELSE 1 1 - 2




WLDN'T VOTE 1 2 3 1




DK/NA 28 28 33 27





































 













38. (If registered democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for governor were
being held today and the candidates were Jim Davis and Rod Smith for whom would
you vote?



















REGISTERED DEMOCRATS




Tot Men Wom


















Davis 32% 36% 29%




Smith 16 14 17




SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 2




WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 2 2




DK/NA 49 47 50























 













TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for governor were
being held today and the candidates were Jim Davis and Rod Smith, for whom would
you vote?



















REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..........




Jun 29 May 24 Apr 19 Feb 22




2006 2006 2006 2006









Davis 32 38 27 29




Smith 16 17 17 13




SMONE ELSE 1 1 2 1


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