Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #11933

Geography Surveyed: City of Seattle
Data Collected: 03/13/2007 - 03/14/2007
Release Date: 03/15/2007 10:35 AM ET
Sponsor: KING-TV Seattle

Filtering: 1,300 city of Seattle adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA 3/13/07 through 3/14/07. Of them, 1,177 were registered voters. Of them, 707 identified themselves as having returned their ballots in the Alaskan Way Viaduct mail-in election and are included in this survey.

1
  Asked of 707 who voted in election
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.5%

Ballot Measure Number One asked you about replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with a hybrid tunnel. On Measure Number 1, did you vote Yes? Or No?

30% Yes
69% No
1% Did Not Vote

2
  Asked of 214 who voted "Yes" on Measure One
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 6.8%

What is the main reason you support the tunnel? Appearance? Improved access to the Seattle waterfront? It's better for the environment? Its ability to handle traffic? Or some other reason?

29% Appearance
43% Access To The Seattle Waterfront
8% Better For The Environment
8% Ability To Handle Traffic
9% Other
3% Not Sure

3
  Asked of 214 who voted "Yes" on Measure One
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 6.8%

Do you think the city will? Or will not? ... pay the additional cost of a tunnel beyond the cost of building a viaduct?

46% Will
41% Will Not
12% Not Sure

4
  Asked of 214 who voted "Yes" on Measure One
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 6.6%

Do you think the tunnel will actually be built?

32% Yes
64% No
4% Not Sure

5
  Asked of 485 who voted "No" on measure one
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

What is the main reason you oppose the tunnel? It would not be able to handle enough traffic? You're not sure it would be safe? You are concerned about cost overruns? Or some other reason?

14% Would Not Be Able To Handle Enough Traffic
16% Not Sure It Would Be Safe
43% Concerned About Cost Overruns
26% Other
1% Not Sure

6
  Asked of 485 who voted "No" on measure one
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.4%

Had the state Department of Transportation approved the cost and the safety of the tunnel, would you have voted yes? Or would you still have voted no?

13% Would Have Voted Yes
83% Would Still Have Voted No
3% Not Sure

7
  Asked of 485 who voted "No" on measure one
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.9%

Would you support? ... Or would you oppose? ... Replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel if the design were different than the one proposed on the ballot?

17% Support
75% Oppose
8% Not Sure

8
  Asked of 485 who voted "No" on measure one
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

Is your vote against the tunnel a sign of support for rebuilding an elevated highway? Or not?

45% Is a Sign Of Support
52% Is Not a Sign Of Support
3% Not Sure

9
  Asked of 707 who voted in election
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.7%

Ballot Measure Number Two asked you about replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with another elevated structure. On Measure Number Two, did you vote Yes? Or No?

38% Yes
61% No
2% Did Not Vote

10
  Asked of 266 who voted "Yes" on measure two
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 6.1%

What is the main reason you support another viaduct? Lower cost? Concerns about safety? The view while driving on top of the viaduct? Its ability to handle traffic? Or some other reason?

41% Lower Cost
8% Concerns About Safety
19% The View
24% Ability To Handle Traffic
7% Other
0% Not Sure

11
  Asked of 266 who voted "Yes" on measure two
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.7%

Would you support a tunnel, instead of a viaduct, if planners improved the tunnel design?

12% Yes
82% No
5% Not Sure

12
  Asked of 428 who voted "No" on measure two
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

Would you support? Or would you oppose? a viaduct? ... if the design were different than the one on the ballot?

13% Support
77% Oppose
10% Not Sure

13
  Asked of 186 who voted "Yes" on measure one and "No" on measure two
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 7%

Which of the these 4 statements describes your position now? One: I support a surface street or transit option that wasn't on the ballot. Two: I support a tunnel. Three: I support a different viaduct plan than the one proposed. Four: I support another option.

19% Support a Surface Street Or Transit Option
65% Support a Tunnel
3% Support a Different Viaduct Plan
11% Support Another Option
2% Not Sure

14
  Asked of 242 who voted "No" on both measures
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 6.4%

Which of these 5 statements describes your position now? One: I support a surface street or transit option that wasn't on the ballot. Two: I support retrofitting the existing viaduct. Three: I support a viaduct, but not the one proposed. Four: I support a tunnel, but not the one proposed. Five: I support another option.

56% Support a Surface Street Or Transit Option
18% Support Retrofitting The Existing Viaduct
3% Support a Viaduct, But Not The One Proposed
11% Support a Tunnel, But Not The One Proposed
13% Support Another Option
1% Not Sure

15
  Asked of 707 who voted in election
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.5%

Does a replacement viaduct need to carry as many vehicles as the existing viaduct?

67% Yes
25% No
8% Not Sure

16
  Asked of 707 who voted in election
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.8%

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels supports a tunnel. Does that make you ... more likely to vote for him in the future? Less likely? Or does it make no difference either way?

16% More Likely To Vote For Nickels
39% Less Likely
44% No Difference
0% Not Sure

17
  Asked of 707 who voted in election
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.7%

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire supports building another elevated highway. Does that make you ... more likely to vote for her in the future? Less likely? Or does it make no difference either way?

18% More Likely To Vote For Gregoire
27% Less Likely
55% No Difference
0% Not Sure

18
  Asked of 707 who voted in election
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.7%

Was this election worthwhile? Or not worthwhile?

36% Worthwhile
54% Not Worthwhile
10% Not Sure

19
  Asked of 707 who voted in election
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.3%

Will lawmakers do what voters say? Or will lawmakers ignore the voters?

14% Do What Voters Say
74% Ignore Voters
12% Not Sure

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