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Questions - Massachusetts Governor - October 16, 2010

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Massachusetts State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 16, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* In thinking about the 2010 Election for Massachusetts Governor suppose you had a choice between Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Deval Patrick and Independent Tim Cahill? If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Deval Patrick, or Independent Tim Cahill? (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.)

 

42% Charlie Baker (R)

47% Deval Patrick (D)

6% Tim Cahill (I)

3% Some Other Candidate

2% 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.

 

Patrick

Baker

Cahill

 

 

3* Do President Obama’s visits to Massachusetts to campaign for Deval Patrick make you more likely or less likely to vote for Patrick?

 

 

4* 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?


 

5* 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?

 

 

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

 

 

7* Do the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally?

 

 

8* Which is the better approach to dealing with illegal immigration—allowing individual states to act on their own to enforce immigration laws or relying upon the federal government to enforce immigration laws?

 

 

9* When it comes to determining how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of immigration?

      

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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 Deval Patrick 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