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Questions - Massachusetts Governor - October 28, 2010

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Massachusetts State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 27, 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.)

 

44% Baker

46% Patrick

  6% Cahill

  3% 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.

 

Baker
Patrick
Cahill

 

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

 

Baker
Patrick
Cahill

 

5* 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?

 

6* 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.

 

Economy and Jobs
Government Spending

Taxes

Health Care

 

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

8* 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?

9* 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