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Source: Survey USA (url)

CandidatePolitical PartyPollGraphPoll Details
DBeebeDemocratic46%piePoll Date: 2006-01-23
RHutchinson^Republican45%Number Polled: 506
-Other-4%Margin of Error: 4%
-Undecided-5%Voter Type: Registered

  ^ = Incumbent Party (Current Governor Retiring)

Canidates Close in Arkansas Gubernatorial Race

 By: leip (I-NY) - 2006-04-18 @ 21:43:40

Question: Arkansas will elect a Governor in November 2006. If the election for Governor of Arkansas were today, and the candidates on the ballot were Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Beebe, who would you vote for?

45% Hutchinson (R)
46% Beebe (D)
4% Other
5% Undecided

Question: What if the election were today, and the candidates on the ballot were Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Bill Halter, who would you vote for?

52% Hutchinson (R)
35% Halter (D)
7% Other
6% Undecided

600 Arkansas adults were interviewed 1/22/06 - 1/23/06. Of them, 506 were registered voters. Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

How this poll was conducted: This SurveyUSA poll was conducted by telephone in the voice of a professional announcer. Respondent households were selected at random, using Random Digit Dialed (RDD) sample provided by Survey Sampling, of Fairfield CT. All respondents heard the questions asked identically. Within the report, you will find: the geography that was surveyed; the date(s) interviews were conducted and the news organization(s) that paid for the research. The number of respondents who answered each question and the margin of sampling error for each question are provided. Where necessary, responses were weighted according to age, gender, ethnic origin, geographical area and number of adults and number of voice telephone lines in the household, so that the sample would reflect the actual demographic proportions in the population, using most recent U.S.Census estimates. In theory, with the stated sample size, one can say with 95% certainty that the results would not vary by more than the stated margin of sampling error, in one direction or the other, had the entire universe of respondents been interviewed with complete accuracy. There are other possible sources of error in all surveys that may be more serious than theoretical calculations of sampling error. These include refusals to be interviewed, question wording and question order, weighting by demographic control data and the manner in which respondents are filtered (such as, determining who is a likely voter). It is difficult to quantify the errors that may result from these factors. Fieldwork for this survey was done by SurveyUSA of Verona, NJ.

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