More Idahoans said they had an unfavorable opinion about Republican Rep. Raul Labrador than said they had a favorable opinion.
The poll by Public Policy Polling, the Democratic firm whose Oct. 9-12 poll showed A.J. Balukoff within the statistically margin with Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, said 37 percent of those polled said they had an unfavorable opinion about Labrador, who is running against Democrat Shirley Ringo. Only 36 had a favorable opinion and 27 said they were not sure.
In comparison Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who is running against Democrat Richard Stallings had a 37 percent favorable to 30 percent unfavorable response with 33 percent not sure.
Forty-five percent said they had a favorable opinion about Republican Sen. Mike Crapo with 33 percent unfavorable and 22 percent not sure. Former Gov. Cecil Andrus got a 50 percent approval rating.
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Sixty-one percent of those polled said they voted for Mitt Romney compared to 29 percent for President Obama and 10 percent for someone else.
Hillary Clinton would get 33 percent of the vote today against most of the GOP candidates with Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee holding an edge over Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz 52-50, but Chris Christie only got 44 percent.
Fifty-seven percent of those polled said Idaho should not allow same-sex marriage to 57 percent who said it should. But When asked another way 39 percent said gay couple should be allowed to marry, 30 percent said they should be allowed to form civil unions and 29 percent said they should be allowed no legal recognition of their relationship. Two percent were undecided.
Forty-six percent said they didn't think legalizing same sex marriage would make a difference to 41 percent who think it will have a negative effect and 12 percent who said it would be positive.
Fifty-one percent said they support raising the minimum wage to $10 to 39 percent against and 9 percent no sure.
Public Policy surveyed 522 likely voters from and the margin of error for the survey is plus or minus 4.3%. 80% of interviews for the poll were conducted over the phone with 20% interviewed over the internet to reach respondents who don’t have landline telephones.