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Toplines - Massachusetts Senate - October 13, 2008

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Massachusetts

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

October 13, 2008

1* How do you rate the way that Deval Patrick is performing his role as Governor? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

6% Excellent

32% Good

39% Fair

20% Poor

3% Not Sure

2* If the 2008 Election for United States Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Jeff Beatty or Democrat John Kerry?

Kerry

63%

Beatty

31%

Other

1%

Not sure

5%

3* Favorables for Senate Candidates

Kerry

Beatty

Very Favorable

24%

9%

Somewhat Favorable

41%

25%

Somewhat Unfavorable

16%

27%

Very Unfavorable

18%

8%

Not sure

1%

31%

4 * There will be several initiative measures on the ballot this year. Question 1 is a proposal to abolish the state personal income tax. If the election were held today, would you vote to for or against Question 1?

33% For question 1, to abolish the state personal income tax

59% Against question 1

8% Not sure

5* Question 2 is a proposal to decriminalize possession of marijuana. If the election were held today, would you vote to for or against Question 2?

51% For question 2, to decriminalize marijuana

41% Against question 2

9% Not sure

6*Question 3 is a proposal to ban greyhound racing where any form of betting occurs. If the election were held today, would you vote to for or against Question 3?

50% For question 3, to ban greyhound racing

37% Against question 3

13% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence