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Toplines - Massachusetts Governor - March 8, 2010

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Massachusetts State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 8, 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?

34% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
35% 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
25% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Massachusetts Governor Race

November 23, 2009

March 8, 2010

Christy Mihos (R)

26%

19%

Deval Patrick (D)

32%

34%

Tim Cahill (I)

28%

30%

Not sure

14%

16%

November 23, 2009

March 8, 2010

Charlie Baker (R)

28%

32%

Deval Patrick (D)

33%

35%

Tim Cahill (I)

25%

19%

Not sure

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%

30%

25%

30%

2%

Mihos

6%

32%

28%

14%

20%

Cahill

10%

45%

20%

8%

18%

Baker

17%

29%

17%

9%

28%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

31% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor
12% Somewhat oppose
40% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

19% Excellent
20% Good
16% Fair
44% Poor
2% Not sure

7* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

38% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

52% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

10% Not sure

8* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

42% Federal government
50% Private insurance companies
8% Not sure

9* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

38% Yes
38% No
24% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

25% Better if most incumbents were reelected
53% Better if most incumbents were defeated
22% Not sure

11* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

36% Favorable
41% Unfavorable
23% Not sure

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

13% Yes
69% No
19% Not sure

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