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Poll on Ballot Questions (September)

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There is less than a month before the general election. There are several initiatives you'll have to decide.  Everything from whether to raise the sales tax, spend more on education and limit attorney fees. See the results below of our exclusive Las Vegas Sun, KNPR and Channel 8 Eyewitness News poll.

Question:   A measure would raise the sales tax by one-quarter of a cent in Clark County to put more police officers on the streets in the county.  If the election were held today, would you vote "yes" in favor of this measure or "no" to defeat it?

Yes No DK/REF
Total 65% 34 1
Men 61% 39 --
Women 69% 28 3
18-39 62% 38 1
40-59 67% 32 1
60+ 71% 28 1
Democrat 68% 30 1
Republican 64% 32 2
Independent 65% 35 --
Kerry 64% 35 1
Bush 65% 33 2
Undecided 62% 38 --

% saying "yes" Prohibit governent
employees from holding
elective office.
Require minimum
wage to be raised.
Total 43% 72%
Men 48% 65%
Women 38% 78%
18-39 42% 76%
40-59 46% 76%
60+ 42% 62%
Democrat 39% 85%
Republican 49% 61%
Indenpendent 37% 68%
Kerry 36% 83%
Bush 51% 62%
Undecided 30% 73%
Clark Co. 48% 73%
Washoe Co. 37% 69%
Rural 32% 69%


Attorney and Lawsuit Initiatives

 % voting yes To place limits on 
attorney's fees and
damages for malpractice
legal action
Require insurance
rates to be discounted
and do away with limits on
money awarded for malpractice
Total 67% 61%
Men 67% 60%
Women 67% 62%
18-39 69% 69%
40-59 60% 54%
60+ 73% 56%
Democrat 58% 65%
Republican 77% 58%
Independent 59% 63%
Kerry 57% 65%
Bush 75% 58%
Undecided 80% 43%
Clark Co. 68% 62%
Washoe Co. 59% 60%
Rural 73% 59%

Education

Require education spending
per student to equal or
exceed national average

Pass education budget
before other parts of
the budget

Total 71% 66%
Men 66% 64%
Women 75% 69%
18-39 80% 77%
40-59 69% 64%
60+ 59% 54%
Democrat 80% 71%
Republican 65% 65%
Indenpendent 69% 64%
Kerry 82% 71%
Bush 62% 64%
Undecided 64% 57%
Clark Co. 74% 71%
Washoe Co. 66% 65%
Rural 66% 51%

BRS Survey among 600 likley voters in Nevada;  September 20-28, 2004

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