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Toplines - Massachusetts Governor - October 22, 2009

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Massachusetts State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 22, 2009
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
17% Somewhat approve
12% 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?

12% Strongly approve
31% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
36% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Massachusetts Governor Race

Christy Mihos (R)

23%

Deval Patrick (D)

34%

Tim Cahill (I)

23%

Not sure

19%

Charlie Baker (R)

24%

Deval Patrick (D)

34%

Tim Cahill (I)

23%

Not sure

19%

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

Mihos

8%

32%

26%

10%

24%

Patrick

14%

34%

22%

28%

2%

Cahill

8%

41%

20%

5%

26%

Baker

10%

22%

19%

10%

38%

5* Should Deval Patrick run for Governor again in 2010, or should he step aside for another candidate to run in his place?

36% He should run again

49% He should step aside

15% Not sure

6* Is the Massachusetts state government more corrupt than most states, less corrupt, or about as corrupt as most states?

33% More corrupt

14% Less corrupt

45% About as corrupt

8% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose legalizing casinos in the state of Massachusetts?

52% Favor

35% Oppose

13% Not sure

8* Is the overall impact of casino gambling on society positive or negative?

21% Positive
47% Negative

26% Neither

5% Not sure

9* Does casino gambling have a very positive impact, a somewhat positive impact, a somewhat negative impact or a very negative impact on the local economy of a state or city?

18% Very positive
47% Somewhat positive
20% Somewhat negative

8% Very negative

7% Not sure

10* How satisfied are you with the candidates currently running for the United States Senate to replace Ted Kennedy?

19% Very satisfied

31% Somewhat satisfied

25% Not very satisfied

13% Not at all satisfied

13% Not sure

11* 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?

29% Strongly favor
21% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
36% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

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

1% Excellent

4% Good

47% Fair

48% Poor

0% Not sure

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

36% Better

37% Worse

21% Staying the same

6% Not sure

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