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Toplines - Massachusetts Governor - July 22, 2010

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Massachusetts State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 22, 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
10% Somewhat disapprove
35% 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?

18% Strongly approve
32% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
36% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

3* 2010 Massachusetts Governor Race

 

 

Charlie Baker (R)

Deval Patrick (D)

Tim Cahill (I)

Not Sure

July 22, 2010

32%

38%

17%

12%

June 21, 2010

34%

41%

16%

9%

May 10, 2010

31%

45%

14%

10%

April 5, 2010

27%

35%

23%

15%

March 8, 2010

32%

35%

19%

14%

November 23, 2010

28%

33%

25%

14%

 

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

18%

33%

16%

32%

2%

Baker

10%

34%

26%

12%

17%

Cahill

6%

30%

27%

19%

18%

Scott Brown

21%

33%

20%

20%

6%

5* 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?

 35% Strongly favor
 14% Somewhat favor
   9% Somewhat oppose
 38% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

6* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

46% Favor
41% Oppose
13% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

41% Agree
47% Disagree
12% Not sure

 

8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

62% Agree
20% Disagree
18% Not sure

 

9*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

 

51% Yes

29% No

20% Not sure

 

10* Should deepwater oil drilling be allowed?

 

39% Yes
36% No
25% Not Sure

 

11* Have you ever voted for an independent candidate not affiliated with either major party?

 

57% Yes

32% No
11% Not Sure

 

12* Are you more likely or less likely to vote for an independent candidate in this election than in past elections?

 

27% More likely
38% Less likely
29% About the same

  6% Not sure

 

13* 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?

44% Helped
28% Hurt
21% No impact
  6% Not sure

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

  0% Excellent

  4% Good
51% Fair
45% Poor

  0% Not sure

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

35% Better

38% Worse
22% Staying the same
  4% Not sure

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