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2002 Ballot Issues

Voters Support One Year Bilingual Program

A July 2002 Ciruli Associates poll asked 601 Colorado voters whether how they would vote on several ballot issues if the election were held today. Voters support the proposal to teach public school in English after one year of intensive English acquisition:

Conduct all public school instruction in English except in limited cases where parents are able to get a waiver to have their child taught in a bilingual class.

Definitely support: 42%
Somewhat support: 24%
Somewhat oppose: 12%
Definitely oppose: 17%
Don’t know: 5%

Ballot Issues Summary
Support Oppose Don't know
Rules for coroners 69% 11% 20%
Limit bi-lingual 66% 29% 5%
Limit campaign contributions 63% 24% 13%
Vouchers 48% 46% 6%
End party caucuses 45% 29% 26%
End DA term limits 44% 48% 8%
Election day registration 41% 45% 4%
Caesar Chavez Day 27% 61% 12%

Ballot Issues

If the following proposal were on the November 2002 election ballot, please tell me, as of today, would you definitely support the issue, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or definitely oppose the issue? If you don’t know just say so.

. Definitely
Somewhat oppose Definitely
Don't know
Conduct all public school instruction in English except in limited cases where parents are able to get a waiver to have their child taught in a bilingual class

42% 24% 12% 17% 5%
End the constitutional limit of two consecutive terms for District Attorneys so DAs can serve as many terms as elected

23% 21% 16% 32% 8%
Limit campaign contributions for governor and other statewide office to $500 for the primary and $500 for the general election. In addition, limit legislative candidates to $200 each election cycle

37% 26% 9% 15% 13%
Abolish the caucus system used to nominate state and local candidates for party primaries. Instead require candidates to petition onto the ballot for the party primary

23% 22% 11% 18% 26%
Add Caesar Chavez Day on March 31 as a paid holiday for state employees

12% 15% 10% 51% 12%
Abolish the rule that requires a voter to register 30 days before an election and allow voter registration at the polling place on election day

25% 16% 10% 45% 4%
Give parents a government voucher or certificate to pay for all or part of the tuition if they decide to send their child to a private or parochial grade or high school

32% 16% 9% 37% 6%
Give the legislature the power to establish qualifications and training requirements for county coroners 39% 30% 5% 6% 20%

  • Telephone survey conducted by Ciruli Associates from July 8 to July 14, 2002.

  • Telephone survey of 601 Colorado adult registered voters likely to vote in the November 2002 general election. Selection from a random sample of statewide registered voters who voted in the 2000 presidential election or are newly registered since November 2000. Respondents were screened to identify likely registered voters in this November election.

  • Statistical range of accuracy in 19 out of 20 cases is ±4.0 percentage points for a sample size of 601. Sample tolerances for subgroups are larger. For example, the confidence interval for a subgroup of 300 respondents is ±5.6 percentage points.

  • Due to rounding, not all totals equal 100 percent. Survey results can be affected by other factors such as question wording and order.

  • Two other 9News/Denver Post surveys are referenced: June 25 to 28, 2001, 452 likely voters and January 23 to 31, 2002, 600 likely voters.

  • Ciruli Associates is a non-partisan research firm providing polling, election analysis and political commentary to Colorado and national media organizations since 1976.


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