Sunday, October 5, 2014

Survey conducted by Remington Research October 2nd  through October 4th, 2014. 497 likely General Election voters participated in the survey. Survey weighted to match average demographics of the past four General Elections. Margin of Error is +/-4.38% with a 95% level of confidence. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding.

 

Constitutional Amendment 3

Q: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

•           require teachers to be evaluated by a standards based performance evaluation system for which each local school district must receive state approval to continue receiving state and local funding;

•           require teachers to be dismissed, retained, demoted, promoted and paid primarily using quantifiable student performance data as part of the evaluation system;

•           require teachers to enter into contracts of three years or fewer with public school districts; and

•           prohibit teachers from organizing or collectively bargaining regarding the design and implementation of the teacher evaluation system?

•           A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to require teachers to be evaluated by a standards based performance evaluation system. Each system must receive state approval in order for the local school district to continue receiving state and local funding. Teachers will be dismissed, retained, demoted, promoted and paid primarily using quantifiable student performance data as part of the evaluation system. The amendment further requires teachers to enter into contracts of three years or fewer with public school districts, with exceptions. The amendment also prohibits teachers from organizing or collectively bargaining regarding the design and implementation of the teacher evaluation system.

•           A “no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution regarding teacher contracts and performance evaluation systems.

•           If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

If the election were held today, how would you vote on this Missouri Constitutional Amendment?

Yes      34%

No       54%

Undecided      11%

 

Constitutional Amendment 6

Q: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to permit voting in person or by mail for a period of six business days prior to and including the Wednesday before the election day in general elections, but only if the legislature and the governor appropriate and disburse funds to pay for the increased costs of such voting?

A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to permit voters, in years when the legislature provides funding, an early voting period of six business days prior to and including the Wednesday before election day to cast a ballot in all general elections. This amendment does not allow early voting on Saturday or Sunday.

A “no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution to provide all voters with a six-business day early voting period.

If the election were held today, how would you vote on this Missouri Constitutional Amendment?

Yes      29%

No       58%

Undecided      13%

 

Q: What is your opinion of Jay Nixon?

Favorable       32%

Unfavorable   42%

No Opinion    26%

 

Q: What is your opinion of Claire McCaskill?

Favorable       38%

Unfavorable   50%

No Opinion    12%

 

Q: What is your opinion of Chris Koster?

Favorable       29%

Unfavorable   20%

No Opinion    51%