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Toplines - Massachusetts Governor - June 21, 2010

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Massachusetts State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted June 21, 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?

33% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
  1% 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?

14% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Massachusetts Governor Race

 

                                                                               
 

 

 
 

June   21, 2010

 
 

May   10, 2010

 
 

April   5, 2010

 
 

March   8, 2010

 
 

November   23, 2009

 
 

Charlie Baker (R)

 
 

34%

 
 

31%

 
 

27%

 
 

32%

 
 

28%

 
 

Deval   Patrick (D)

 
 

41%

 
 

45%

 
 

35%

 
 

35%

 
 

33%

 
 

Tim Cahill (I)

 
 

16%

 
 

14%

 
 

23%

 
 

19%

 
 

25%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

9%

 
 

10%

 
 

15%

 
 

14%

 
 

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

 
 

13%

 
 

39%

 
 

23%

 
 

24%

 
 

1%

 
 

Baker

 
 

13%

 
 

33%

 
 

23%

 
 

12%

 
 

20%

 

 

5* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Scott Brown?

 

33% Very favorable

27% Somewhat favorable

17% Somewhat unfavorable
16% Very unfavorable
  6% 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?

36% Strongly favor
12% Somewhat favor
13% Somewhat oppose
35% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

7* How closely have you followed news stories about the new immigration law in Arizona?

 

52% Very closely

32% Somewhat closely

10% Not very closely

  2% Not at all
  4% Not sure

 

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


45% Favor
38% Oppose
17% Not sure

 

9* Suppose a police officer stops someone for a traffic violation or a violation of some other law. If the police officer suspects that the person they stopped might be an illegal immigrant, should the officer be required to check their immigration status?


56% Yes
35% No
  9% Not sure

10*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

48% Yes
32% No
20% Not sure   

11* In the long-term, will the recent Gulf Oil Spill have a devastating impact on the environment, a major impact, a modest impact, a minor impact, or will it have little lasting impact on the environment?
 
52% A devastating impact on the environment
31% A major impact
12% A modest impact
  3% A minor impact
  0% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
  2% Not sure

 12* Who should pay for the clean-up from the oil leak – the companies who were drilling for oil, the government or both?

78% The companies who were drilling for oil
  3% The government
17% Both
  1% Not sure

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

 

15% Yes
69% No
16% Not sure

 

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