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Questions - Colorado Governor - October 28, 2010

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Colorado Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 28, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of Colorado were held today, would you vote for Republican Dan Maes, Democrat John Hickenlooper or American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo? (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.)

 

  5% Dan Maes

47% John Hickenlooper

42% Tom Tancredo

  6% Some other candidate

  1% 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.

 

Dan Maes

John Hickenlooper

Tom Tancaredo

 

3* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s name] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Dan Maes

John Hickenlooper

Tom Tancaredo

 

4* When it comes to determining how you will vote, which is most important—the candidate’s position on issues or the candidate’s personal character?

 

5* Generally speaking, when a state has budget problems, is it better to raise taxes or cut spending?

 

6* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

7* I’m now going to read you a short list of issues.  For each issue please tell me which gubernatorial candidate you trust more to handle that issue…Dan Maes, John Hickenlooper or Tom Tancredo.

 

Economy and jobs

Immigration

Government spending

Taxes

 

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

9* 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?

10* How would you rate the job Bill Ritter 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