March 21, 2007 - Ohio Gov's Approval Up As Voters Get To Know Him, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Oppose Eminent Domain For Economy 6-1
By a 53 - 12 percent margin, Ohio voters approve of the job their new Governor, Ted Strickland, is doing according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 34 percent of voters are undecided.

This compares to a 45 - 12 percent approval for Gov. Strickland in a February 1 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University just one month into the new Governor's term.

In this latest survey, Republicans approve of the Democrat 39 - 15 percent, while Democrats approve 64 - 13 percent and independent voters approve 56 - 10 percent.

In an open-ended question, where respondents can give any answer, 43 percent of Ohio voters list the economy/unemployment as the most important issue facing the state today, followed by 21 percent who list education and 6 percent each for taxes and healthcare.

In a separate question, 32 percent of Ohio voters say the state economy is "excellent" or "good," while 67 percent say it is "not so good" or "poor." "Gov. Strickland has generated public confidence in his ability to make the lives of Ohioans better," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "They are realists, however, about just how much he will do."

The Ohio economy will improve in the next year, 29 percent of voters say, while 15 percent expect it to get worse and 53 percent expect it to remain the same. More than four out of five voters - 82 percent - think a governor can do "a lot" or "some" to improve the economy, but only 66 percent think Strickland will do "a lot" or "some" in that direction. "Although Ohio voters like Gov. Strickland, they don't necessarily see him as their economic savior, and even Democrats say he is less likely to make a difference than a governor theoretically could," said Brown.

Despite their feelings on the economy, 54 percent of Ohio voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in the state today, a sizable jump from the 37 percent who felt satisfied when Quinnipiac University asked that question, in December of 2006. Today, 44 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied."

Eminent Domain Ohio voters support 78 - 17 percent setting limits on government use of eminent domain. In other questions on this issue:
  • Voters oppose 65 - 32 percent using government's eminent domain power to take private property for public projects such as roads;
  • Voters oppose 82 - 14 percent using eminent domain to take property for economic development;
  • Voters say 50 - 30 percent that government has abused eminent domain in the past.
"Despite their concerns about the economy, Ohio voters don't see the value of eminent domain as an economic development tool," Brown said.

Voters want the estate tax changed: 40 percent, including 55 percent of Republicans, 30 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of independent voters, want the estate tax eliminated, while 24 percent want it lowered.

And voters remain evenly divided, 48 - 47 percent, on whether they want an increase in state taxes to provide additional school funding in the Ohio's poorer districts.

From March 13 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,122 Ohio voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x271.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling his job as Governor?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Approve 53% 39% 64% 56% 56% 51% 53% Disapprove 12 15 13 10 11 13 11 DK/NA 34 46 24 34 33 35 36

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Approve 55% 52% 57% 70% 52% 47% Disapprove 12 12 10 16 15 12 DK/NA 33 36 33 14 33 41

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

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


Approve 53 45 Disapprove 12 12 DK/NA 34 43



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

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Approve 38% 40% 40% 35% 41% 36% 42% Disapprove 36 30 35 40 39 33 29 DK/NA 26 30 25 25 20 31 29

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Approve 44% 32% 44% 51% 43% 31% Disapprove 35 40 25 25 33 39 DK/NA 21 27 31 24 24 30

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                Highest Lowest
                                                Approve Approve
                        Mar 21  Feb 1   Dec 12  Mar 21  Dec 12
                        2007    2007    2006    2007    2006


Approve 38 35 25 38 25 Disapprove 36 36 55 36 55 DK/NA 26 29 20 26 20



20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sherrod Brown is handling his job as United States Senator?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Approve 47% 28% 63% 44% 47% 47% 45% Disapprove 18 30 10 19 21 16 22 DK/NA 35 41 27 36 32 37 33

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Approve 49% 53% 38% 53% 35% 42% Disapprove 13 20 21 12 22 18 DK/NA 38 27 41 35 43 40

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sherrod Brown is handling his job as United States Senator?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


Approve 47 42 Disapprove 18 18 DK/NA 35 40



21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George Voinovich is handling his job as United States Senator?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Approve 51% 57% 46% 52% 54% 48% 52% Disapprove 28 25 31 27 32 24 27 DK/NA 21 18 24 20 13 28 21

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Approve 46% 51% 46% 62% 57% 50% Disapprove 29 32 23 23 22 26 DK/NA 24 17 31 14 21 24

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George Voinovich is handling his job as United States Senator?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1   Dec 13  
                        2007    2007    2006    


Approve 51 47 41 Disapprove 28 31 33 DK/NA 21 22 26



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

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Very satisfied 5% 4% 5% 5% 7% 3% 7% Smwht satisfied 49 59 45 46 48 50 53 Smwht dissatisfied 28 24 32 28 26 30 28 Very dissatisfied 16 10 18 19 18 15 12 DK/NA 1 2 1 1 1 2 1

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Very satisfied 5% 4% 5% 8% 9% 1% Smwht satisfied 57 41 50 68 54 46 Smwht dissatisfied 26 32 33 16 24 27 Very dissatisfied 11 22 12 6 11 22 DK/NA 1 1 1 1 2 3

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

                        Mar 21  Dec 12
                        2007    2006


Very satisfied 5 4 Smwht satisfied 49 33 Smwht dissatisfied 28 33 Very dissatisfied 16 29 DK/NA 1 1



27. What do you think is the most important problem facing Ohio today?

                           
                        Tot


Economy Total 43% Economy general 4 Unemployment/jobs 34 Minimum wage too low 1 Business leaving/ Outsourcing 4

Education Total 21% Education general 10 Funding education 11

Healthcare Total 6% Healthcare/Costs/ Ins/HMO's 4 Medicare 1 Prescription costs 1

Taxes Total 6% Taxes general 5 Property tax 1

Crime/Violence general 3%

Energy Total 2% Energy costs general 1 Gas prices 1

Budget general 1 Environment/Pollution 1 Immigration 1 Lack of ethics/Morality 1 Political corruption 1 Poverty/Homeless 1 War (Iraq) 1 Welfare 1

Other 4 DK/NA 7



TREND: What do you think is the most important problem facing Ohio today?

                                        Mar 21  Dec 12
                                        2007    2006


Crime Total 3% 3% Crime/Violence general 3 2 Drugs - 1

Economy Total 43% 44% Economy general 4 5 Unemployment/jobs 34 35 Minimum wage too low 1 - Cost of living - 1 Businesses leaving/Outsourcing 4 3

Education Total 21% 16% Education general 10 8 Funding education 11 8

Healthcare Total 6% 5% Healthcare/Costs/Insurance/HMO's 4 3 Medicare 1 1 Prescription costs 1 1

Politicians/Campaigns Total 1% 3% Politicians/Campaigns general - 1 Political corruption 1 2

Taxes Total 6% 6% Taxes general 5 4 Property tax 1 1 Income Tax - 1

Other 4 7 DK/NA 7 7



28. Would you describe the state of Ohio's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Excellent 1% 2% 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% Good 31 47 20 31 33 28 37 Not so good 46 39 52 44 45 47 42 Poor 21 8 27 22 19 22 17 DK/NA 2 4 1 1 1 2 2

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Excellent 3% 0% - - 2% - Good 37 22 32 41 50 20 Not so good 42 46 62 39 36 55 Poor 16 31 6 16 9 23 DK/NA 2 1 - 4 4 2

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent - 1% - 1% Good 27 26 31 40 Not so good 46 48 50 44 Poor 25 24 16 15 DK/NA 2 1 2 -



29. During the next 12 months, do you think the economic conditions in Ohio will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Get better 29% 26% 31% 29% 31% 26% 28% Get worse 15 11 16 18 15 15 15 Stay the same 53 60 49 50 51 54 56 DK/NA 3 3 4 3 3 4 1

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Get better 28% 27% 28% 42% 29% 28% Get worse 14 18 12 10 11 21 Stay the same 56 52 54 43 58 47 DK/NA 3 3 6 4 1 4

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Get better 34% 25% 26% 20% Get worse 14 15 15 11 Stay the same 47 58 57 67 DK/NA 5 2 2 2



30. How much do you think a governor can do to improve the economy in Ohio - A lot, some, only a little, or nothing at all?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


A lot 33% 27% 33% 38% 32% 34% 35% Some 49 57 47 46 48 50 48 Only a little 14 13 15 14 16 13 14 Nothing at all 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 DK/NA 2 1 3 1 1 2 1

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

A lot 34% 34% 21% 45% 36% 31% Some 49 50 54 30 45 56 Only a little 13 12 16 22 18 11 Nothing at all 2 2 5 2 1 - DK/NA 2 2 4 2 - 1

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

A lot 37% 29% 32% 33% Some 48 53 54 47 Only a little 10 17 12 19 Nothing at all 3 - 1 1 DK/NA 3 1 1 -



31. How much do you think Governor Strickland will do to improve the economy in Ohio - A lot, some, only a little, or nothing at all?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


A lot 20% 13% 25% 20% 22% 19% 18% Some 46 42 52 42 43 48 45 Only a little 21 30 15 22 21 22 27 Nothing at all 5 7 3 5 7 3 4 DK/NA 8 9 4 11 7 8 6

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

A lot 24% 19% 16% 38% 18% 16% Some 46 48 41 46 42 46 Only a little 21 20 26 10 25 25 Nothing at all 5 5 5 2 8 2 DK/NA 5 9 11 3 7 10

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

A lot 25% 16% 17% 17% Some 41 47 53 46 Only a little 22 26 18 28 Nothing at all 4 4 6 3 DK/NA 8 7 6 6



32. How would you rate the quality of Ohio's public schools - Excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Excellent 4% 4% 3% 4% 5% 3% 4% Good 42 50 40 40 43 42 47 Not so good 33 29 33 35 32 33 31 Poor 18 12 20 18 16 19 14 DK/NA 4 5 3 3 4 4 4

HvChIn PubSch Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Excellent 9% 4% 3% 10% 6% - 5% Good 51 34 39 44 56 50 48 Not so good 26 40 32 29 29 30 30 Poor 12 20 22 13 6 16 12 DK/NA 4 3 4 3 3 4 4

TREND: How would you rate the quality of Ohio's public schools - Excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1   Dec 12  
                        2007    2007    2006


Excellent 4 5 4 Good 42 43 41 Not so good 33 29 30 Poor 18 19 20 DK/NA 4 5 5



33. Do you think state spending on the public schools in Ohio's poorer school districts should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Increased 67% 54% 76% 67% 65% 69% 65% Decreased 4 5 3 5 4 4 5 Kept the same 24 36 18 22 26 23 26 DK/NA 5 5 3 5 4 5 5

HvChIn PubSch Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Increased 68% 75% 64% 62% 82% 61% 66% Decreased 5 4 5 - 1 5 5 Kept the same 24 19 25 32 17 30 23 DK/NA 3 2 6 6 1 4 6

TREND: Do you think state spending on the public schools in Ohio's poorer school districts should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


Increased 67 70 Decreased 4 2 Kept the same 24 22 DK/NA 5 5



34. Would you support or oppose a constitutional amendment to make sure that more money is spent on the public schools in Ohio's poorer school districts?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Support 69% 52% 83% 65% 67% 71% 66% Oppose 25 39 15 27 28 23 27 DK/NA 6 10 2 7 5 7 7

HvChIn PubSch Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Support 71% 76% 68% 63% 81% 62% 68% Oppose 21 19 26 30 17 33 26 DK/NA 7 6 7 6 2 5 7

TREND: Would you support or oppose a constitutional amendment to make sure that more money is spent on the public schools in Ohio's poorer school districts?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


Support 69 65 Oppose 25 27 DK/NA 6 8



35. The proposed constitutional amendment to increase spending on poorer schools in Ohio does not specify how the state should pay for any additional funds needed. Does that make you more likely to support such a plan, less likely, or doesn't it affect your view of the proposal?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


More likely 9% 7% 14% 5% 8% 10% 6% Less likely 50 56 44 55 49 51 53 Doesn't affect view 35 32 36 35 39 31 36 DK/NA 6 5 7 4 4 7 5

HvChIn PubSch Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

More likely 9% 7% 11% 14% 13% 8% 3% Less likely 54 46 53 43 40 56 54 Doesn't affect view 34 42 30 38 45 33 35 DK/NA 3 6 7 5 2 4 8

TREND: The proposed constitutional amendment to increase spending on poorer schools in Ohio does not specify how the state should pay for any additional funds needed. Does that make you more likely to support such a plan, less likely, or doesn't it affect your view of the proposal?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


More likely 9 10 Less likely 50 53 No effect 35 31 DK/NA 6 5



36. Would you support or oppose an increase in state taxes to make sure that more money is spent on the public schools in Ohio's poorer school districts?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Support 48% 39% 56% 47% 50% 46% 46% Oppose 47 57 38 47 46 47 51 DK/NA 5 4 6 6 4 7 3 HvChIn PubSch Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Support 51% 60% 42% 49% 63% 45% 42% Oppose 46 37 50 47 33 50 52 DK/NA 2 2 8 4 3 5 6

TREND: Would you support or oppose an increase in state taxes to make sure that more money is spent on the public schools in Ohio's poorer school districts?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


Support 48 47 Oppose 47 47 DK/NA 5 6



37. Currently the governor and state legislature decide school funding levels for Ohio public schools. Do you think a special commission that includes members who have worked in the schools should be appointed to make funding decisions for Ohio's public schools or should the governor and legislature continue to do that?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Special commission 66% 63% 68% 69% 61% 71% 71% Governor and leg 25 29 25 22 32 19 22 DK/NA 8 8 7 9 7 10 7

HvChIn PubSch Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Special commission 76% 63% 63% 70% 65% 76% 69% Governor and leg 17 32 27 19 25 18 22 DK/NA 7 5 10 11 9 6 9

TREND: Currently the governor and state legislature decide school funding levels for Ohio public schools. Do you think a special commission that includes members who have worked in the schools should be appointed to make funding decisions for Ohio's public schools or should the governor and legislature continue to do that?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


Special commission 66 64 Governor/legislature 25 27 DK/NA 8 9



38. How serious do you think Ohio's budget problems are - Very serious, somewhat serious, not too serious or not at all serious?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Very serious 37% 24% 43% 38% 33% 40% 34% Smwht serious 48 53 46 49 48 48 51 Not too serious 9 14 6 7 12 5 10 Not at all serious 1 1 1 - - 1 - DK/NA 6 8 4 5 6 6 5

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Very serious 31% 42% 40% 32% 27% 39% Smwht serious 52 46 46 47 55 46 Not too serious 11 7 9 10 7 10 Not at all serious 1 - - 1 1 - DK/NA 6 4 5 11 11 5

TREND: How serious do you think Ohio's budget problems are - Very serious, somewhat serious, not too serious or not at all serious?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


Very serious 37 43 Smwht serious 48 43 Not too serious 9 7 Not at all serious 1 1 DK/NA 6 6



39. As you may know Governor Strickland says the state is in worse financial condition than he expected when he took office. If it turns out there is a shortage of state funds, would you prefer - A) Raising taxes to keep state services at their current level OR B) Cutting state services to keep taxes at their current level?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


A) Raising taxes 35% 22% 45% 34% 33% 36% 34% B) Cutting services 53 71 41 54 58 49 57 DK/NA 12 8 14 12 9 14 9

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

A) Raising taxes 37% 35% 33% 40% 33% 34% B) Cutting services 50 53 53 51 60 51 DK/NA 14 12 14 10 8 15



TREND: As you may know Governor Strickland says the state is in worse financial condition than he expected when he took office. If it turns out there is a shortage of state funds, would you prefer -- raising taxes to keep state services at their current level or cutting state services to keep taxes at their current level?

                        Mar 21  Feb 1
                        2007    2007


Raising taxes 35 34 Cutting services 53 51 DK/NA 12 16



40. Some want to change the way Ohio's congressional and legislative districts are drawn. Currently elected officials from the political party with a majority in state government have the ability to create district lines. A recent proposal would give that ability to an independent seven-member commission instead. Do you support or oppose this change?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Support 50% 44% 56% 52% 55% 46% 45% Oppose 37 41 33 37 35 38 41 DK/NA 13 15 11 11 10 16 14

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Support 57% 50% 40% 56% 49% 47% Oppose 34 37 44 29 38 39 DK/NA 9 14 16 16 13 14



41. Currently, estates valued at more than three hundred and thirty eight thousand dollars ($338,000) are subject to Ohio's estate tax when the property owner dies. Some legislative leaders want to lower or eliminate the estate tax. Do you think that the estate tax should be eliminated, lowered, or left as it is?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Eliminated 40% 55% 30% 41% 41% 39% 47% Lowered 24 23 25 23 22 25 25 Left as is 32 20 41 32 34 30 24 INCREASED (VOL) 1 - - 1 - 1 - DK/NA 4 2 5 3 3 5 4

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Eliminated 40% 38% 40% 39% 46% 40% Lowered 22 23 22 29 29 21 Left as is 35 34 34 28 22 33 INCREASED (VOL) - 1 - - 1 - DK/NA 3 3 4 3 3 5

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... HmOwnr <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Eliminated 45% 35% 35% 46% 48% Lowered 23 25 25 22 21 Left as is 28 35 37 27 29 INCREASED (VOL) 1 - 1 - - DK/NA 3 5 2 5 2



INTRO QUES 42-45. As you may know, the government has the power of eminent domain. Under eminent domain, if the government needs a person's property for what it considers important public projects, it pays what's determined to be fair market value and the person must sell.

42. Do you support or oppose the state using eminent domain to take private property for public use projects like roads?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Support 32% 39% 29% 31% 43% 22% 24% Oppose 65 56 67 65 54 74 74 DK/NA 4 5 4 4 3 5 2

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Support 36% 28% 33% 38% 33% 29% Oppose 61 68 63 58 63 66 DK/NA 3 3 4 4 4 5

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... HmOwnr <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Support 34% 18% 33% 37% 52% Oppose 61 78 64 58 45 DK/NA 4 3 3 5 2



43. Do you support or oppose the state using eminent domain to take private property for economic development projects like new businesses?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Support 14% 11% 14% 18% 20% 10% 11% Oppose 82 85 82 79 77 86 87 DK/NA 4 4 3 3 3 4 2

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Support 13% 15% 16% 17% 17% 10% Oppose 83 83 79 79 78 86 DK/NA 4 3 5 4 5 3

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... HmOwnr <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Support 13% 11% 12% 14% 24% Oppose 84 83 85 84 72 DK/NA 3 5 3 2 4



44. Do you think that in the past the state of Ohio has -- A) abused the use of eminent domain OR B) generally enforced eminent domain in the publics best interest?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


A) Abused 50% 45% 49% 56% 50% 51% 56% B) Used in public interest 30 35 26 32 34 26 26 DK/NA 20 21 25 13 16 23 19

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

A) Abused 45% 49% 61% 42% 60% 47% B) Used in public interest 33 29 28 44 26 26 DK/NA 21 22 12 15 14 27

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... HmOwnr <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

A) Abused 49% 60% 49% 48% 36% B) Used in public interest 30 22 32 33 42 DK/NA 21 18 19 19 22



45. The legislature is considering making it more difficult for the state to enforce eminent domain. Do you support or oppose making it more difficult for the state to use eminent domain to force the sale of private property?

                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl


Support 78% 80% 75% 80% 76% 80% 83% Oppose 17 15 20 16 20 14 15 DK/NA 5 5 5 4 5 5 2

Cntrl NrthE NrthW SthE SthW WstCnt

Support 77% 79% 79% 69% 82% 77% Oppose 17 17 17 26 14 13 DK/NA 6 4 4 5 4 10

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...... HmOwnr <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Support 79% 74% 80% 84% 78% Oppose 16 22 15 12 19 DK/NA 5 5 5 4 4