Pulse Poll - May, 2001
Are you currently registered as a Republican, Democrat, or as something
And how likely is it that you will be voting in next weekís Primary
22% VERY LIKELY
only of registered Democrats:
If the election for Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh were held today,
would you vote for Tom Murphy, Bob OíConnor, Earl Jones Jr., Joshua Pollock,
or Leroy Hodge? (ROTATE)
If the Primary election for Governor of Pennsylvania were held today,
would you vote for Robert P. Casey, Jr. or Edward Rendell?
35% DEFINATE CASEY
13% LEAN CASEY
48% TOTAL CASEY
10% DEFINATE RENDELL
4% LEAN RENDELL
15% TOTAL RENDELL
35% DONíT KNOW/REFUSED
Mayor Tom Murphy has used or threatened to use eminent domain, the
cityís power to take private property, to make land available for new
development. Are you MORE LIKELY or
LESS LIKELY to vote for him in the upcoming Primary Election because of this?
11% MUCH MORE LIKELY
7% MORE LIKELY
18% TOTAL MORE LIKELY
31% MAKES NO DIFFERENCE
17% SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY
26% MUCH LESS LIKELY
43% TOTAL LESS LIKELY
9% DONíT KNOW/REFUSED
Mayor Tom Murphy was a prime mover behind the use of tax dollars to help
fund construction of PNC Park and the new Steelerís Stadium.
Are you MORE LIKELY or LESS LIKELY to vote for him in the upcoming
Primary Election because this?
14% MUCH MORE LIKELY
6% SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY
20% TOTAL MORE LIKELY
33% MAKES NO DIFFERENCE
16% SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY
23% MUCH LESS LIKELY
40% TOTAL LESS LIKELY
7% DONíT KNOW/REFUSED
Ask only of registered Republicans:
3b.) If the election for Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh were held today,
would you vote for James Carmine or Mark Rauterkus?
4b.) If the Primary election for Governor of Pennsylvania were held today,
would you vote for Michael Fisher, Barbara Hafer, or William W. Scranton, III?
25% DONíT KNOW
Ask of ALL registered voters:
Now that PNC Park is completed, do you think was appropriate to use tax
dollars to fund the construction?
Do you think the expanded Pittsburgh Convention Center will be a major
economic benefit to the City?
Do you think control of Pittsburgh city schools should be turned over to
a state Board of Control to correct academic and financial problems?
Do you believe that low quality schools are a cause of people moving out
of the City of Pittsburgh
11.) Do you believe that teacher unions are contributing to the inability of
the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh School District to provide high
quality services at low cost?
Do you believe that high taxes are a cause of people moving out of the
City of Pittsburgh.
13.) Generally speaking, do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the job Tom
Murphy is doing Mayor of Pittsburgh?
24% STRONGLY APPROVE
31% SOMEWHAT APPROVE
55% TOTAL APPROVE
17% SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE
19% STRONGLY DISAPPROVE
8% DONíT KNOW/REFUSED|
Generally speaking, do you think Pittsburgh City
Council is on the right track or the wrong track?
47% RIGHT TRACK
19% WRONG TRACK
23% NO OPINION
10% DONíT KNOW/REFUSED
Would you say you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the job Jim
Roddey is doing as Allegheny County Executive?
28% STRONGLY APPROVE
35% SOMEWHAT APPROVE
63% TOTAL APPROVE
10% SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE
13% STRONGLY DISAPPROVE
23% TOTAL DISAPPROVE
14% DONíT KNOW/REFUSED
Generally speaking, do you think the Allegheny County
Council is on the right track, or the wrong track?
42% RIGHT TRACK
18% WRONG TRACK
28% NO OPINION
17.) Which level of government do you think operates most efficiently?
Do you think the local one percent sales tax, which is commonly referred
to as the Regional Assets District Tax or RAD Tax should be repealed?
Which do you think should be a higher priority, development of
Pittsburghís downtown, or investment in the cityís neighborhoods?
14% DEVELOP DOWNTOWN
58% INVEST IN NEIGHBORHOODS
2% DONíT KNOW
20.) Would you rate city services in your neighborhood as good, fair or poor?
21.) What is your age?
56% 60 or OLDER
22.) On most issues, do you consider yourself to be CONSERVATIVE, MODERATE, or
23.) What is your approximate household income?
11% Under $15,000
21% 15 - $30,000
19% 30 - $50,000
16% 50 - $75,000
7% Over $100,000
26% DONíT KNOW/REFUSED
24.) Which of the following do you consider to be your main ethnic heritage or
11% AFRICAN AMERICAN
1% SOMETHING ELSE
2% DONíT KNOW/REFUSED