Fox Five and Insider Advantage released some polling of registered Georgia voters yesterday, notably on the proposed transportation funding bill and on the current favorites for the 2016 GOP primary election.
The poll’s crosstabs, as usual, are perhaps more interesting than the toplines. For instance, the question asking whether the individual supported the proposed $1 billion transportation funding act showed 21.7$ in favor, 48.1% opposed and 30.3% undecided. The age group most in favor of the proposal was millennials between 18 and 29 years old, while the strongest opposition came from those 65 and older. While most whites opposed the measure, African-Americans were evenly split between supporting, opposing and being undecided about the proposal. Support from Republicans was the weakest, with only 13.1% in favor, while Democrats had the most support at 35.6%. Only 15.5% of independents like the idea.
46.5% of respondents indicated they would vote in the Republican presidential primary next spring, while 39.5% planned to pull a Democratic ballot, and 13.9% were undecided. Going along with the conventional wisdom, older and white voters planned to vote Republican, although more women than men planned to vote for the GOP, the opposite of what one might expect. Who would they vote for?
Jeb Bush: 22%
Scott Walker: 17%
Ben Carson: 16%
Mike Huckabee: 16%
Rick Perry: 7%
Rand Paul: 4%
Marco Rubio: 4%
Chris Christie: 3%
Donald Trump: 2%
While those results somewhat reflect the currrent zeitgeist of national polling, looking at the crosstabs, you have to wonder. 18-29 year olds split 50-50 between Bush and Huckabee? Every Hispanic planning to vote for Rand Paul? Those may be the results, and the 200 person subset of the original 431 people polled would have a much wider margin of error than the 4.7% in the broader poll.
And on the possibility of moving the cutoff date for entering kndergarten from September 1 to August 1, which Teri wrote about here, only 32.5% like the idea, with 39.5 opposing it, and 28% undecided about the issue.
The crosstabs are below. What else to you see in them?