The following are results of a Spokesman-Review / KREM 2 News poll of 1,105 registered Spokane voters conducted by Research 2000,
a Maryland-based polling firm, from November 14-17. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3%.
A similar poll was conducted in October. Those results are listed, when applicable, for purposes of comparison
Full October poll results
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QUESTION: As you may know, Spokane city voters will be asked this
December to decide whether Mayor Jim West should be removed
from office because of reports he used his elective office for personal 
benefit. He has denied these reports, and the ballot for the recall will
contain a statement from those who support the recall and a statement
opposing it from the mayor.
If you were voting today on this issue would you vote:
In FAVOR of recalling Mayor West, OR
AGAINST recalling Mayor West
Undecided/Don't Know (not read)
(Oct.) Total Men Women Under 45 Over 45
Favor 62% 60% 58% 62% 58% 62%
Against 29% 33% 34% 32% 34% 32%
Undecided 9% 7% 8% 6% 8% 6%
QUESTION: From what you know of the job Jim West has done as mayoryor
of Spokane since he took office in 2004, would you say you; strongly approve 
of his job, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove?
(Oct.) Total Men Women Under 45 Over 45
Strongly approve 7% 6% 9% 3% 7% 5%
Somewhat approve 32% 30% 33% 27% 33% 27%
Somewhat disapprove 37% 39% 38% 40% 37% 41%
Strongly disapprove 10% 12% 11% 13% 11% 13%
Not sure 14% 13% 9% 17% 12% 14%
QUESTION: Based on what you know about the job the Spokane City
Council is doing, would you say you; strongly approve of the job they are
doing, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove?
(Oct.) Total Men Women Under 45 Over 45
Strongly approve 6% 7% 6% 8% 6% 8%
Somewhat approve 30% 31% 30% 32% 29% 33%
Somewhat disapprove 38% 37% 39% 35% 38% 36%
Strongly disapprove 8% 9% 11% 7% 10% 8%
Not sure 18% 16% 14% 18% 17% 15%
QUESTION: Do you think Spokane is a better place to live, a worse place to live, 
or about the same as it was two years ago? 
Total Men Women Under 45 Over 45
Better 27% 28% 26% 29% 25%
Worse 18% 18% 18% 17% 19%
Same 55% 54% 56% 54% 56%
10/97 10/99 9/00 9/03
Results for same  Better 33% 29% 27% 22%
question from earlier  Worse 13% 16% 19% 20%
polls:  Same 54% 53% 52% 58%
QUESTION: Considering what you have read in The Spokesman-Reviewew
about Mayor West's conduct, would you say you; strongly approve of the way 
the newspaper has reported those stories, somewhat approve, somewhat
disapprove, or strongly disapprove?
(Oct.) Total Men Women Under 45 Over 45
Strongly approve 11% 10% 9% 11% 9% 11%
Somewhat approve 32% 34% 32% 36% 33% 35%
Somewhat disapprove 31% 32% 35% 29% 33% 31%
Strongly disapprove 10% 11% 13% 9% 13% 9%
Not sure 16% 13% 11% 15% 12% 14%
QUESTION: We'd like to ask about one aspect of the news coverage leading up
to the recall. As you may know, while preparing stories about Mayor West's activities
as an elected public official, the newspaper used deception to confirm information
it had received from an anonymous source. In your opinion, would you say:
A newspaper is never justified in using deception, OR
A newspaper might be justified in using deception on rare occasions if there is
no other way to obtain or confirm the information, OR
A newspaper can use deception whenever necessary?
Total Men Women Under 45 Over 45
Never 40% 42% 38% 38% 42%
Might be justified 42% 41% 43% 45% 39%
Whenever 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Not sure 17% 16% 18% 16% 18%