Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #12477
 
On Day #1 of Campaign, Sheehan Starts With 9% in Her Camp in Uphill Battle Against Speaker Pelosi: Immediately after antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan announced 08/09/07 that she would run for Congress as an Independent against Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, SurveyUSA interviewed 583 registered voters from Pelosi's District, California 8. The Republican candidate in a November 2008 election is not yet known. At this early hour: 66% of voters in Pelosi's district say they will vote for Pelosi, no matter who the Republican challenger is. 9% of voters say they will vote for Sheehan, no matter who the Republican is. And 21% say they need to know who the Republican is before they know how they would vote in a contest between Democrat Pelosi and Independent Sheehan. These results are not intended to forecast what might happen in a November 2008 vote. That is today uknowable. These results are designed to provide first-glimpse, preliminary indication of how seriously a Sheehan candidacy might be taken by voters in one of the country's more Democratic districts.
 
1In an election for the U.S. House of representatives, with Nancy Pelosi running as a Democrat, and Cindy Sheehan running as an independent, which describes you: I would vote for Pelosi, no matter who the Republican is. I would vote for Sheehan no matter who the Republican is. I would need to know who the Republican is before I know how I would vote.
583 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Pelosi66%65%67%64%69%65%67%78%63%63%24%78%45%47%66%71%
Sheehan9%9%8%6%11%9%8%7%14%8%11%7%15%9%5%12%
Depends On Republican21%23%19%24%18%23%21%10%20%25%62%13%31%41%28%11%
Not Sure4%3%6%7%3%2%4%5%4%5%3%3%9%2%1%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%38%28%52%7%12%30%9%68%21%11%34%43%