Opinion Savvy Poll Conducted With InsiderAdvantage for Fox5 Atlanta

444 registered voters; Conducted Jan 6-7; Weighted for age, race, gender and political affiliation; Marin of Error 4.6%; Confidence level 95%

Link to crosstabs at bottom of the page.


1) What single issue do you believe is most important for this year’s Georgia legislative session to address?

a) Education: 41%

b) Transportation: 11%

c) Ethics in government: 20%

d) Reducing crime: 14%

e) Other: 14%


2) What is your opinion of proposed legislation in Georgia that would allow “Medical Marijuana” in a liquid form to be prescribed to patients with extraordinary medical conditions in which traditional forms of medical treatment have limited or little effect?

a) Favor the legislation: 63%

b)  Oppose the legislation: 15%

c)  Undecided: 21%


3) What is your opinion of a report of a legislative study committee suggesting that Georgia must substantially increase spending to address transportation issues in the state?

a) Agree with the report’s conclusion: 37%

b)  with the report’s conclusion: 34%

c) Undecided: 29%


4) What potential source of raising revenue for transportation improvements in Georgia would you prefer?

a) A one percent increase in Georgia’s statewide sales tax except in areas which passed the 2012 TSPLOST measure: 32.7%

b) An increase in Georgia’s motor fuel tax:  19%

c) Neither: 48%


5) Would you be likely to support legislation creating a one percent increase in statewide sales tax if half of the money raised were to go towards transportation projects and needs and half of the money raised were to go towards reducing property taxes?

a) Would favor the legislation: 54%

b)  Would oppose the legislation: 26%

c)  Undecided: 20%


6) What is your opinion of proposed legislation that would elevate or enhance the right of an individual in Georgia to claim their religious beliefs to justify to engage in or refrain from engaging in actions they view to violate their religious beliefs?

a)  Favor the legislation: 25%

b)  Oppose the legislation: 35%

c) Undecided: 40%


7) What would your opinion be of this propose legislation if it elevated or enhanced the rights of those of the Muslim faith in Georgia to claim their religious beliefs to engaging  or refrain from engaging in actions they view to violate their religious beliefs?

a) I would favor the legislation: 18%

b) I would oppose the legislation: 54%

c) I am undecided: 28%


8) What is your opinion of the job performance of President Barack Obama?

a) Approve of his job performance: 44%

d) Disapprove of his job performance: 55%

e) I am undecided: 1%


Here are InsiderAdvantage Founder and Fox5 Political Analyst Matt Towery’s quick takes on the survey:

On the transportation issue: Transportation remains relatively low among the issues Georgians are concerned about.  It seems that the most likely proposal that will gain voter acceptance would be the sales tax with a portion dedicated to transportation and a portion to property tax reduction. That said, I personally believe a strong case could be made for the motor fuel tax increase but that would require a real voter education process on the part of its proponents and quickly….

On the “Religious Freedom Bill”: This bill doesn’t have strong support or opposition at this time. But obviously if you substitute a specific religion, as we did with our follow-up question, and if it is a less popular one with Georgians, the legislation becomes very unpopular.


Crosstabs: GA Issues 1 8 15 crosstabs


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