Polling

Boise State Public Radio

New polling looking at the race for Idaho governor is out. The numbers show slight changes and come from a recently formed political action committee.

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A recent story in the Idaho Statesman looked at two polls surveying respondents about who they’d vote for in this year’s gubernatorial election. There are several big GOP names running in Republican primary: Congressman Raul Labrador, Lt. Governor Brad Little and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist are among the conservative frontrunners.

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Five polling places in southwestern Idaho may need to be relocated if modifications can't be made to make them more accessible.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that a U.S. Department of Justice investigation conducted on Election Day questioned Canyon County's measures to bring the polling places into compliance with the Americans for Disabilities Act.

Boise State University School of Public Service

In a public opinion poll from Boise State University that we’ve been reporting on this week, respondents overwhelmingly named education as the most important issue in Idaho. But, that desire to focus on education comes with a pretty low opinion of the state’s school system.

What Idahoans Want To Do About Undocumented Immigrants

Feb 18, 2016
Boise State University School of Public Service

Only a few of the 1,000 Idahoans who took a new public opinion poll saw immigration as a big priority for the state.

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Fewer than three percent of those polled said the environment should be the first priority of state lawmakers. That's according to a new survey from Boise State University – which 1,000 Idaho residents took part in a month ago. Those surveyed rate protecting the environment far below economic growth. Respondents were mostly split along party lines, with Democrats more likely to prioritize the environment over Republicans.

Boise State University has revived a longtime poll.

For 21 years between 1990 and 2011, Boise State offered an annual glimpse into the mindset of the Idaho electorate. On Monday, the university’s new School of Public Service announced a 2016 version.

http://idahopoliticsweekly.com/

Idaho political junkies have a new option for getting their news. Idaho Politics Weekly launched Monday, right before the state legislative session kicks off Jan 12.

But unlike other traditional media outlets in the Treasure Valley, the website and newsletter are sponsored by Utah-based Zions Bank.

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A new poll from Public Policy Polling suggests Idaho Democrats could have a shot at winning a couple of statewide races on Nov. 4.

The North Carolina-based polling firm is known as a Democratic-leaning pollster. The firm says the poll wasn't commissioned by a candidate, but was conducted independently by Public Policy Polling.

A new poll finds Idahoans might not be so tax-averse when it comes to funding improvements to the state's roads and bridges. About 54 percent say the economic benefit is a compelling reason to increase revenue for transportation infrastructure.

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A new Gallup poll reveals a high rate of Idahoans are planning to leave the state. The poll measures how many people would prefer to be in a different state, given the chance.

Overall, the Northwest has a pretty loyal crowd. Oregonians, in particular, are quite happy where they are.

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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho voters will soon be inundated with campaign ads and sound bites from political candidates who proclaim to know exactly what Idahoans want. But it's unclear how voters are feeling heading into the May 20 primary election, thanks to a lack of public opinion polling. Without such polling, it's tough to tell if politicians' rhetoric matches the electorate's viewpoint.