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Toplines - Colorado Governor's Race - April 13, 2010

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Colorado Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 14, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 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?

33% Strongly approve
11% Somewhat approve
5% Somewhat disapprove
52% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

2* 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?

12% Strongly approve
28% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Colorado Governor’s Race

April 14, 2010

March 4, 2010

February 4, 2010

Scott McInnis (R)

48%

48%

45%

John Hickenlooper (D)

42%

42%

49%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

1%

Not sure

6%

6%

6%

4* 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.

Candidate for the CO Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

McInnis

14%

43%

18%

8%

16%

Hickenlooper

27%

28%

20%

18%

7%

5* Should all candidates for public office be required to make their tax returns public?

73% Yes

16% No

11% Not sure

6* Should tenure for teachers be based more on how their students perform academically or more on other factors, including principal evaluations?

47% How their students perform academically

42% On other factors, including principal evaluations

11% Not sure

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

33% Yes
54% No
13% Not sure

8* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

61% Yes

31% No
8% Not sure

9* The space shuttle program will end this year after nearly three decades of flight. Has the space shuttle program been worth the expense to taxpayers?

58% Yes
24% No
18% Not sure

10* Given the state of the economy, should the United States cut back on space exploration?

35% Yes
46% No
20% Not sure

11* Should the space program be funded by the government or the private sector?

45% By the government
32% By the private sector
23% Not sure

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