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Toplines - Massachusetts Governor - September 1, 2010

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Massachusetts State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 1, 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
  9% Somewhat disapprove
34% 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?

21% Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
19% Somewhat disapprove
33% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Massachusetts Governor Race

 

 

Charlie Baker (R)

Deval Patrick (D)

Tim Cahill (I)

Some other Candidate

Not Sure

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%

 

With Leaners

Charlie Baker (R)

Deval Patrick (D)

Tim Cahill (I)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 1, 2010

42%

44%

8%

3%

3%

 

 

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

21%

27%

23%

27%

2%

Baker

10%

38%

28%

8%

16%

Cahill

5%

35%

30%

14%

16%

 

 

5* In political terms please tell me whether that person [candidate] is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not Sure

Patrick

3%

8%

21%

38%

26%

3%

Baker

19%

43%

23%

3%

1%

11%

Cahill

6%

27%

38%

14%

4%

12%

 

6* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidates name] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Candidate

Mainstream

Extreme

Not Sure

Patrick

48%

36%

16%

Baker

56%

20%

24%

Cahill

53%

18%

28%

 

 

7* The health care plan passed by Congress requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

 

35% Strongly favor
20% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose

31% Strongly oppose

  3% Not sure

 

 

8* Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Do you favor or oppose your state suing the federal government to prevent that requirement from remaining in the law?

 

35% Favor
48% Oppose
17% Not sure

 

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

   

 0% Excellent
     6% Good
    32% Fair

    62% Poor

      1% Not sure

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

    23% Better

    46% Worse

    27% Staying the same
      4% Not sure

11* Is the United States currently in a recession?

    70% Yes
    14% No

    16% Not sure

 

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