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Questions - Massachusetts Governor - September 28, 2010

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Massachusetts State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 28, 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?

2* 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?

3* 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?

 

             42% Baker

             47% Patrick

               6% Cahill

               2% Some other candidate

               3% Not sure

 

4* I’m going to read you a short list of people [Candidate’s name] in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

 

5* Have the current policies of the federal government put the country on the right course?

6* Some people say the nation’s current economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush Administration.  Others say the problems are being caused more by the policies of President Obama has put in place since taking office.  Which point of view comes closest to your own?

 

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

 

8* Is the Tea Party Movement good or bad for the country?

9* Plan for U.S. troops in Afghanistan?

10* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

 

11* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

 

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence