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Toplines - Massachusetts Governor - September 15, 2010

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Massachusetts State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 15, 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
10% 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?

19% Strongly approve
30% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Massachusetts Governor Race

 

 

Charlie Baker (R)

Deval Patrick (D)

Tim Cahill (I)

Some other Candidate

Not Sure

September 15, 2010

42%

45%

5%

5%

2%

September 1, 2010

34%

39%

18%

1%

8%

July 22, 2010

32%

38%

17%

x

12%

June 21, 2010

34%

41%

16%

x

9%

May 10, 2010

31%

45%

14%

x

10%

April 5, 2010

27%

35%

23%

x

15%

March 8, 2010

32%

35%

19%

x

14%

November 23, 2010

28%

33%

25%

x

14%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 15, 2010 do not include leaners.

 

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

20%

32%

17%

29%

2%

Baker

13%

37%

22%

12%

16%

Cahill

4%

36%

30%

15%

15%

 

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?

40% Strongly favor
  9% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
39% Strongly oppose
  6% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

39% Good
33% Bad
15% No impact

13% Not sure

7* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

55% Favor
33% Oppose
12% Not sure

 

8* Which is a better way to create new jobs - cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

 

49% Cutting taxes
39% Increasing government spending
12% Not sure

 

  9* If taxes are increased only for Americans who earn more than $250,000 a year, is that good for the economy, bad for the economy, or does it have no impact on the economy?

 

49% Good

32% Bad

13% No impact

  6% Not sure

 

10* Does an endorsement from President Obama help a Democratic candidate running for office, hurt a Democratic candidate running for office or does it have no impact?

 

34% Help
34% Hurt
25% No impact

  7% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence