Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #16622
 
In KY, More Say Government Should Require Equal Access for Handicapped Than Say Government Should Require Equal Access for Minorities:

72% of Kentuckians say businesses should be required by law to provide access to persons with disabilities, compared to 60% of Kentuckians who say businesses should be required by law to serve customers of all ethnic backgrounds, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for The Louisville Courier Journal and WHAS-TV. Looking at just Tea Party supporters: 61% say the government should be required to provide access to persons with disabilities. 50% say the government should make sure persons of all races have equal access. 32% of Kentuckians say businesses should be able to decide on their own whether they serve persons of all races. By comparison: 24% say businesses should be able to decide on their own whether they can deny service to persons with disabilities.

Kentuckians overwhelmingly say the government's response to the Gulf oil spill has not been forceful enough. 3 in 10 Kentuckians support farm subsidies for all farmers, regardless of income; 5 in 10 support subsidizing farmers below a certain income level. 4% of Kentucky adults describe themselves as active members of the Tea Party. Another 41% say they agree with the Tea Party, though are not active. 23% oppose the Tea Party. 33% are unfamiliar with the Tea Party. For the Tea Party "cross-tab" on this report, "active" Tea Party members and "agree" with Tea Party respondents are combined and labeled "Support."

African Americans in this survey were oversampled by 375% to ensure that their answers to Question 5, in particular, would be extrapolatable. The theoretical margin of sampling error on answers from black respondents is reduced from 15% to 8% as a result. When answers from both white and black respondents are combined in this report, black respondents were weighted down to their correct percentage of the state's overall population.

 
1[ Question order rotated ]
Would you describe Jack Conway as ... a conservative? A moderate? A liberal? Or some other way?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationTea PartyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependSupportOpposeConservaModerateLiberalWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
Conservative13%13%14%22%6%10%15%14%12%13%17%****9%15%14%14%11%14%15%6%12%16%14%11%
Moderate29%27%31%21%31%35%32%26%33%30%28%****25%34%26%19%45%22%36%41%30%35%30%18%
Liberal22%27%17%18%25%22%22%21%22%22%16%****33%15%14%35%20%34%13%21%18%21%27%16%
Other29%30%28%32%31%25%24%32%25%28%36%****24%30%37%25%20%22%32%27%28%25%23%44%
Not Sure7%3%11%7%6%8%8%7%8%7%3%****8%6%8%8%4%8%5%5%11%3%6%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%28%24%17%59%41%90%7%1%2%37%47%14%45%23%40%35%17%21%27%33%19%
 
 
2[ Question order rotated ]
Would you describe Rand Paul as ... a conservative? A moderate? A liberal? Or some other way?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationTea PartyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependSupportOpposeConservaModerateLiberalWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
Conservative38%41%35%33%40%38%43%37%40%39%26%****52%27%35%53%26%58%27%25%41%37%43%27%
Moderate11%12%10%8%12%13%10%10%12%11%10%****14%8%12%14%5%13%12%6%12%12%10%10%
Liberal13%16%11%20%11%11%10%16%10%14%14%****15%11%17%12%12%10%19%12%8%13%17%15%
Other32%28%36%31%33%35%31%32%33%31%41%****15%49%24%18%55%17%40%49%32%33%27%42%
Not Sure5%3%7%8%3%3%6%6%5%5%9%****4%5%11%3%2%2%3%8%8%6%3%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%28%24%17%59%41%90%7%1%2%37%47%14%45%23%40%35%17%21%27%33%19%
 
 
3Thinking about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ... has the federal government response been ... too forceful? Not forceful enough? Or just right?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationTea PartyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependSupportOpposeConservaModerateLiberalWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
Too Forceful4%4%4%5%3%5%4%4%5%5%2%****5%3%0%5%1%6%2%1%7%4%2%5%
Not Forceful Enough79%79%80%78%83%79%76%80%78%81%61%****81%76%93%86%69%82%78%81%85%79%74%83%
Just Right14%16%13%16%11%13%16%14%15%12%36%****13%18%5%8%29%9%19%18%7%16%21%8%
Not Sure2%1%4%1%3%3%3%2%3%3%1%****2%3%2%2%1%2%2%1%1%1%3%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%28%24%17%59%41%90%7%1%2%37%47%14%45%23%40%35%17%21%27%33%19%
 
 
4Should the federal government provide payments to farmers, known as farm subsidies, regardless of the farmer's income? Only if the farmer's income falls below a certain level? Or should the federal government not provide subsidies to any farmers?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationTea PartyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependSupportOpposeConservaModerateLiberalWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
Regardless Of Income31%30%32%58%21%16%20%40%18%31%43%****29%30%35%30%20%24%35%30%29%31%26%43%
Only Low-income52%48%55%33%61%62%54%47%59%51%47%****51%56%45%45%67%48%55%58%50%52%57%43%
No Subsidies14%19%10%6%14%19%22%10%20%15%6%****17%11%19%23%11%25%8%8%19%13%15%10%
Not Sure3%2%4%3%3%3%4%3%3%3%4%****2%4%1%2%2%3%2%4%2%4%2%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%28%24%17%59%41%90%7%1%2%37%47%14%45%23%40%35%17%21%27%33%19%
 
 
5Should businesses be required by law to serve customers of all ethnic backgrounds? Or should businesses be able to decide on their own who they will serve?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationTea PartyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependSupportOpposeConservaModerateLiberalWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
Required By Law60%54%66%68%57%60%52%63%56%57%89%****48%70%61%50%82%41%73%75%58%59%63%60%
Decide On Their Own32%39%26%28%35%31%37%31%33%35%8%****44%24%31%44%12%50%21%22%35%33%31%30%
Not Sure8%7%8%4%7%10%11%6%10%8%3%****8%6%8%7%6%9%7%3%7%8%6%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%28%24%17%59%41%90%7%1%2%37%47%14%45%23%40%35%17%21%27%33%19%
 
 
6Should businesses be required by law to provide access to people with disabilities? Or should businesses be able to decide on their own whether they will provide access?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationTea PartyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependSupportOpposeConservaModerateLiberalWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
Required By Law72%65%78%81%67%69%67%75%68%73%66%****61%81%67%61%82%59%83%78%75%72%69%74%
Decide On Their Own24%31%17%16%29%27%27%22%27%23%34%****33%17%29%34%15%37%13%19%23%23%29%18%
Not Sure4%3%5%3%4%4%6%4%5%4%1%****6%2%5%5%2%4%5%3%3%5%2%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%28%24%17%59%41%90%7%1%2%37%47%14%45%23%40%35%17%21%27%33%19%
 
 
7Is your opinion of the Tea Party Movement ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of the Tea Party Movement?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationTea PartyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependSupportOpposeConservaModerateLiberalWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
Favorable36%49%24%27%40%42%38%33%40%38%7%****61%17%36%75%2%66%22%5%34%28%46%31%
Unfavorable19%18%21%11%21%25%24%16%25%17%49%****5%35%10%1%76%7%26%37%19%25%19%12%
Neutral22%14%29%27%18%20%21%23%20%22%24%****17%23%27%14%17%19%22%27%30%21%17%21%
No Opinion23%19%27%35%21%13%17%29%15%23%20%****18%25%27%9%5%7%30%31%17%26%17%36%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%28%24%17%59%41%90%7%1%2%37%47%14%45%23%40%35%17%21%27%33%19%
 
 
8If you are an active member of the tea party, press 1. If you agree with what the tea party stands for, but are not an active member, 2. If you disagree with what the tea party stands for, 3. If you are not familiar with the tea party, 4.
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationTea PartyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependSupportOpposeConservaModerateLiberalWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
Active Member4%5%3%4%4%3%5%4%4%4%0%****8%1%3%8%0%7%1%3%3%3%4%6%
Agree41%52%31%43%36%44%42%39%43%43%22%****54%30%48%92%0%63%35%15%40%29%47%48%
Disagree23%19%26%14%21%31%28%17%30%20%53%****6%39%14%0%100%7%31%48%17%31%24%16%
Not Familiar33%24%41%40%39%21%26%39%23%34%25%****32%30%36%0%0%23%33%34%40%38%25%31%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%28%24%17%59%41%90%7%1%2%37%47%14%45%23%40%35%17%21%27%33%19%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.