The poll of 503 likely Democratic voters in the city of Rochester was conducted September 3-5 for Voice of the Voter by the Siena College Research Instiitute. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.0 percent. Voice of the Voter is a collaborative effort among the Democrat and Chronicle, WXXI (Channel 21 and AM 1370), WHAM-TV (Channel 13) and WDKX-FM (103.9). It seeks to inform citizens and give them a voice in the election process.
The cross-tabulation data (click here for PDF) shows more details about the results of the poll, breaking down the responses by category such as age, gender, race, and party affiliation.
Q1. Is the City of Rochester on the right track, or is it headed in the wrong direction? Right track 70% Wrong direction 19% Don't know/No opinion 12% I'm going to read a series of names of people in public life and I'd like you to tell me whether you have a favorable opinion or an unfavorable opinion of each person I name. Q2. Thomas Richards Favorable 74% Unfavorable 17% Don't know/No opinion 9% Q3. Lovely Warren Favorable 59% Unfavorable 26% Don't know/No opinion 15% Q4. Alex White Favorable 31% Unfavorable 26% Don't know/No opinion 44% Q5. How would you rate the job that Thomas Richards is doing as Mayor. Would you rate it as excellent, good, fair, or poor? Excellent 23% Good 46% Fair 23% Poor 7% Don't know/No opinion 1% Q6. Thomas Richards is running for re-election for Mayor this fall, as things stand now, would you vote to re-elect him or would you prefer someone else? Re-elect Richards 63% Prefer someone else 25% Don't know/No opinion 11% Q7. If the Democratic primary for Mayor were held today who would you vote for if the candidates were: Thomas Richards 63% Lovely Warren 27% Don't know/No opinion 10% Q8. How likely would you say you are to vote for [CANDIDATE NAME]? Absolutely certain; there's no chance I will change my mind 65% Fairly certain; it's unlikely I will change my mind 27% Not very certain; I very well may change my mind 7% Not certain at all; there's a good chance I will change my mind 1% Don't know/No opinion 0% Q9. What issue would you say is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT in your decision of who to vote for in the Democratic Mayoral Primary? Crime 18% Education 28% Economic development 25% Jobs 18% City taxes 4% Other (specify) 5% Don't know/No opinion 2% Q10. Regardless of which candidate you plan on supporting, which of the candidates do you think is most likely to win the Democratic Primary for Mayor this year? Thomas Richards 76% Lovely Warren 14% Don't know/No opinion 10% Q11. As you consider all the candidates running for Mayor of Rochester, are you satisfied with these candidates - Thomas Richards, Lovely Warren and Alex White - or is there someone else you would have preferred to run for Mayor? Satisfied with candidates 83% Preferred someone else 14% Don't know/No opinion 4% Q12. Overall today, do you think a Mayor of Rochester is capable of successfully addressing the problems facing Rochester or do you think the problems are too large for any Mayor to address? Mayor is capable of successfully addressing the problems facing Rochester 62% Problems are too large for any Mayor to address 34% Don't know/No opinion 4%