Conducted October 13, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of California were held today would you vote for Republican Meg Whitman or Democrat Jerry Brown? (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.)
44% Meg Whitman
50% Jerry Brown
2% Some other
4% 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.
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* Are most political debates informative or useless?
7* Which is more important in determining the outcome of most elections – a candidate’s political positions or how much money a candidate has to spend?
8* Is it possible for a candidate to win an election without criticizing his opponent?
9* Is it a negative ad when one candidate accurately describes the position of another candidate?
10* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?
11* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?
12* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
13* 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?
14* How would you rate the job Arnold Schwarzenegger 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 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence