Polls, 2008 ballot measures

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2008 ballot measures

2008 polls

Several of the ballot measures listed below have been the subject of multiple public opinion polls. For more information about other polls, click on the title of the ballot initiative in the chart below and look for the subsection in that article called "Polls" or "Polling information." (Note that not all 2008 ballot measures are in the chart below. There are 153 statewide ballot propositions in November; only those for which there is recent polling information are in the list below.)

  • Soft green: "Yes" is polling ahead of "no" but at less than 50%.
  • Hard green: "Yes" is polling ahead of "no" and also ahead of 50%.
  • Soft red: "No" is polling ahead of "yes" but at less than 50%.
  • Hard red means: "No" is polling ahead of "yes" and also ahead of 50%.
  • Gray: Tied.
  • Beige: 10%+ undecided
Ballot measure Month of Poll Pollster Yes No Undecided Reference
Arizona Prop 102 Sept 2008 ASU/KAET-TV 49 percent 42 percent 9 percent [1]
Arizona Prop 105 October 2008 KAET-TV 27 51 12 [2]
Arizona Prop 202 Sept 2008 KAET-TV 63 19 18 -
Arkansas State Lottery, Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3 (2008) October 2008 University of Arkansas 65 33 3 [3]
Arkansas Unmarried/Adoption Ban Oct 2008 U of Arkansas 53 42 5 [4]
California Prop 1A October 2008 Field 47 48 5 [5]
California Prop 2 October 18-28 Field 60 27 13 [6]
California Prop 3 September 2008 Field 47 35 18 [7]
California Prop 4 Oct 12-19, 2008 PPIC 46 44 10 [8]
California Prop 7 October 18-28 Field 39 43 18 [9]
California Prop 8 October 18-28 Field 44 49 7 [10]
California Prop 10 October 2008 Field 49 39 12 [11]
California Prop 11 October 18-28 Field 45 30 25 [12]
Colorado Abortion Measure October Rocky/CBS4 27 68 5 [13]
Colorado Affirmative Action Oct 8-12 Quinnipiac University 63 21 16 [14]
Colorado Right to Work (Amend 47) Oct 28-29 Mason-Dixon (Denver Post) 29 57 14 [15]
Colorado Amendment 52 Oct 28-29 Mason-Dixon (Denver Post) 34 43 23 [16]
Colorado Amendment 58 Oct 28-29 Mason-Dixon (Denver Post) 36 45 19 [17]
Colorado Amendment 59 Oct 28-29 Mason-Dixon (Denver Post) 41 38 21 [18]
Florida Amendment 2 September 2008 Quinnipiac University 55 41 9 [19]
Illinois Constitutional Convention October 15-16, 2008- CD10 ONLY Bennett, Petts & Normington 21 45 35 -
Massachusetts Income Tax Repeal October 2008 Suffolk/7News 26 59 14 [20]
Michigan Medical Marijuana Oct 28-31, 2008 Free Press/Local 4 61 30 9 [21]
Michigan Medical Marijuana Oct 26-28, 2008 Detroit News/WXYZ/WILX/WOOD/WJRT 57 36 7 [22]
Michigan Stem Cell Oct 28-31, 2008 Free Press/Local 4 51 40 9 [23]
Michigan Stem Cell Oct 26-28, 2008 Detroit News/WXYZ/WILX/WOOD/WJRT 46 44 0 [24]
Montana LR-118 Sept 2008 MSU Billings 69 - - [25]
Montana I-155 Sept 2008 MSU Billings 73 - - [26]
Nebraska Affirmative Action October 2008 Wilson Research Strategies 71 - - [27]
Ohio Issue 6 September 2008 SurveyUSA 62 31 7 [28]
South Dakota Abortion Ban October 2008 Sioux Falls Argus Leader 44 44 12 [29]
South Dakota G October 2008 Sioux Falls Argus Leader 31 44 15 [30]
South Dakota Term Limits Repeal October 2008 Sioux Falls Argus Leader 30 55 15 [31]
Washington I-985 October 2008 Washington Poll 45 43 12 [32]
Washington I-1000 October 2008 SurveyUSA 49 32 9 [33]
Washington I-1029 October 2008 Washington Poll 65 20 15 [34]

References

  1. AZpbs.org: "Cronkite-Eight Poll," September 30th, 2008
  2. Arizona Star: "Proposition to limit new taxes rates low with voters, poll says," October 29, 2008
  3. The Morning News:, "Race, Clinton Loyalty Hobble Obama In Arkansas, Poll Says," October 23, 2008
  4. Gay News: "Arkansas Poll Shows Tight Fight Over Gay Adoption Ban," Oct. 31, 2007
  5. Sacramento Bee, "Survey says: Poll numbers for Props. 1A, 3, 4, 10 and 12," November 1, 2008
  6. Field Poll for the Sacramento Bee, October 31, 2008
  7. Sacramento Bee, "Field Poll: Voters who've heard of Proposition 3 tend to favor it," September 30, 2008
  8. PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and their government, released October 22, 2008
  9. Field Poll for the Sacramento Bee, October 31, 2008
  10. Field Poll for the Sacramento Bee, October 31, 2008
  11. Sacramento Bee, "Survey says: Poll numbers for Props. 1A, 3, 4, 10 and 12," November 1, 2008
  12. [http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2008/10/30/16/1031release.source.prod_affiliate.4.pdf Field Poll for the Sacramento Bee, October 31, 2008
  13. Rocky Mountain News, "Do Coloradans think an embryo is a person? Polls say 'No'," October 28, 2008
  14. KETV-TV News: "Poll Shows Anti-Affirmative Action Initiative Should Pass In Colorado," Oct. 15, 2008
  15. Denver Post:, "Most state measures look poised for a loss," November 1, 2008
  16. Denver Post:, "Most state measures look poised for a loss," November 1, 2008
  17. Denver Post:, "Most state measures look poised for a loss," November 1, 2008
  18. Denver Post:, "Most state measures look poised for a loss," November 1, 2008
  19. News-Press.come: "Poll: Most Florida voters support gay marriage ban amendment, but not enough for passage," Sep. 8, 2008
  20. PolitickerMA.com: "Suffolk: Undecideds breaking ‘no’ on Question 1" Oct 24, 2008
  21. Associated Press: "Poll: Stem cell, medical marijuana led in Michigan," Nov. 2, 2008
  22. Associated Press: "Poll: Stem cell, medical marijuana led in Michigan," Nov. 2, 2008
  23. Detroit Free Press: "Stem cells are up, but support down," Nov. 2, 2008
  24. Associated Press: "Poll: Stem cell, medical marijuana led in Michigan," Nov. 2, 2008
  25. MSU Billings University Relations, "Schweitzer holds strong lead in gubernatorial race, MSU Billings poll says" October 24, 2008
  26. MSU Billings University Relations, "Schweitzer holds strong lead in gubernatorial race, MSU Billings poll says" October 24, 2008
  27. KETV, "Opponents Of Initiative 424 Offer Harsh Words"
  28. USA Trotting Association, "Maryland and Ohio gambling measures are favored," October 23, 2008
  29. Los Angeles Times, "South Dakota to reconsider vote on abortion ban," October 27, 2008
  30. KELOLand TV, "KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Amendment G," October 22, 2008
  31. KELOLand TV, "KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Amendment J," October 22, 2008
  32. PolitickerWA:, "Washington Poll finds support for every major ballot initiative," October 27, 2008
  33. SurveyUSA, "I-1000 in Washington State State Still Ahead, But Support is Down, Opposition is Up"
  34. PolitickerWA:, "Washington Poll finds support for every major ballot initiative," October 27, 2008