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Questions - Alaska Governor - October 13, 2010

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Alaska Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted October 13, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* If the 2010 election for Alaska’s next Governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Sean Parnell or Democrat Ethan Berkowitz? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)

 

52% Sean Parnell

39% Ethan Berkowitz

  5% Some Other Candidate

  5% Not Sure

 

2* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

 

Parnell
Berkowitz

 

3*A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

4* The health care plan passed by Congress requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

 

5* Should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire national health care plan?

6* Is your representative in Congress the best possible person for the job?

7* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

8* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

9* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

10* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

11* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy? 

12* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough? 

 

13* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

 

14* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly

approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been

doing? 

      

15* How would you rate the job Sean Parnell has been doing as Governor… do you strongly

approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been

doing?

 

 

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