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Toplines - Massachusetts Governor - April 5, 2010

Massachusetts State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 5, 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?

37% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
33% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

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?

12% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
33% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

3* 2010 Massachusetts Governor Race

November 23, 2009

March 8, 2010

April 5, 2010

Christy Mihos (R)

26%

19%

15%

Deval Patrick (D)

32%

34%

38%

Tim Cahill (I)

28%

30%

33%

Not sure

14%

16%

14%

November 23, 2009

March 8, 2010

April 5, 2010

Charlie Baker (R)

28%

32%

27%

Deval Patrick (D)

33%

35%

35%

Tim Cahill (I)

25%

19%

23%

Not sure

14%

14%

15%

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 MA Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Patrick

17%

32%

20%

28%

3%

Mihos

4%

27%

33%

18%

19%

Cahill

7%

42%

18%

11%

21%

Baker

14%

29%

20%

12%

24%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

46% Good
44% Bad
3% No impact
7% Not sure

6* 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?

40% Strongly favor
8% Somewhat favor
7% Somewhat oppose
41% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require 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?

36% Strongly favor
19% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
30% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

39% Favor
51% Oppose
11% Not sure

9* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

51% President Barack Obama
39% The average Tea Party member
11% Not sure

10* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

27% Very concerned
25% Somewhat concerned
27% Not very concerned
20% Not at all concerned
1% Not sure

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

1% Excellent

10% Good

49% Fair

40% Poor

1% Not sure

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

46% Better

26% Worse

24% Staying the same

4% Not sure

13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

62% Yes
19% No
19% Not sure

14* President Obama has proposed allowing more offshore drilling in some areas. However, drilling will not be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states. Should offshore oil drilling be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states?

40% Yes
43% No
17% Not sure

15* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

43% Yes
37% No
20% Not sure

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