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Questions - Illinois Governor - October 12, 2010

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Illinois Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 12, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* If the 2010 election for Governor of Illinois were held today would you vote for Republican Bill Brady, Democrat Pat Quinn, Green Party Candidate Rich Whitney or Independent Scott Lee Cohen? (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.)

 

46% Bill Brady (R)

40% Pat Quinn (D)

  2% Rich Whitney (GP)

  4% Scott Lee Cohen (I)

  5% Some other candidate

  3% 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.

 

Brady

Quinn

Whitney

Cohen

 

3* Who has been a better manager of the state's finances as governor - Pat Quinn or Rod Blagojevich?

 

4* In the current race for governor, are you more likely to be voting for a candidate or against an opposing candidate?

 

5* Which candidate for governor has a better plan for creating jobs in Illinois….Bill Brady or Pat Quinn?

 

6* Are Illinois politicians more corrupt, less corrupt or about as corrupt as politicians from most other states?

 

7* Do tax increases help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

8* Do tax cuts help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?         

9* Do increases in government spending help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

10* Do decreases in government spending help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

11* 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?

 

12* How would you rate the job Pat Quinn 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