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BOR PAC - People Calling People April 2012 Texas Issues Poll

BOR PAC - People Calling People April 2012 Texas Issues Poll

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This is the first poll commissioned by BOR PAC with People Calling People. To read analysis about this and other polls in the series, please visit the following URL: http://www.burntorangereport.com/tag/BOR%20PAC%20Polls
This is the first poll commissioned by BOR PAC with People Calling People. To read analysis about this and other polls in the series, please visit the following URL: http://www.burntorangereport.com/tag/BOR%20PAC%20Polls

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APRIL2012-SURVEY OF LIKELY TEXAS VOTERSBurntOrange Report, in collaboration with People CallingPeople, conducted an automated telephone survey of likelyTexas voters to measure their satisfaction with theirgovernment and their position on important issues. We defined"likely voter" to mean a registered voter who had voted in atleast two of the last three congressional elections (2006, 2008,2010). Calls were placed to a random subset of those voters onthe evenings of April 4-5, 2012.BURNT ORANGE REPORTBurnt Orange Report, or BOR, is the largest progressive blog in Texas, and one of the most widely read state-level blogs in the country. BOR provides local,statewide, and national news coverage, and has featured the writing of dozens of staff bloggers since its launch in April 2003.PEOPLE CALLING PEOPLEPeople Calling People, based in Plano, Texas, conducts telephone voter surveysusing both live agents and recordings. The company also provides a full suite of political telemarketing services, ranging from live persuasion and GOTV calls torecorded robocalls.
www.burntorangereport.com 1 www.peoplecallingpeople.com
 
All Count PercentageRight
238 42%
Wrong
228 40%
Otherwise
105 18%
Total 571 100%All Count PercentageApprove
185 35%
Disapprove
303 57%
Otherwise
48 9%
Total 536 100%All Count PercentageSupport
203 39%
Oppose
246 48%
Otherwise
68 13%
Total 517 100%All Count PercentageSupport
178 35%
Oppose
261 51%
Otherwise
70 14%
Total 509 100%
LIKELY TEXAS VOTERS:Do you think Texas is moving in the right direction orthe wrong direction?Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Rick Perry is handling his job asGovernor of Texas?The Legislature passed a law that requires women to undergo a sonogram before anabortion.Proposed new laws could allow employers to refuse to cover their employees'prescription birth control.
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All Count PercentageSupport
165 33%
Oppose
272 54%
Otherwise
64 13%
Total 501 100%All Count PercentageSupport
184 38%
Oppose
245 50%
Otherwise
60 12%
Total 489 100%All Count PercentageSupport
284 59%
Oppose
149 31%
Otherwise
50 10%
Total 483 100%All Count PercentageSupport
208 44%
Oppose
147 31%
Otherwise
122 26%
Total 477 100%
Marriage equality laws allow gays and lesbians to get married.In 2011, the Texas legislature cut 5.4 billion dollars from the public education budget.Some lawmakers want to raise taxes to restore funding to education.There is currently almost ten billion dollars in the state's Rainy Day fund. Somelawmakers want to use this money to restore funding for public education.Some lawmakers have proposed an independent redistricting commission, whichwould take the process out of the hands of the Legislature.
www.burntorangereport.com 3 www.peoplecallingpeople.com

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