Michigan Survey of 500 Likely
Conducted October 17, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of Michigan were held today would you vote for Republican Rick Snyder or Democrat Virg Bernero? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)
54% Rick Snyder (R)
34% Virg Bernero (D)
4% Some Other Candidate
8% Not Sure
2* 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.
3* Which candidate for governor has a better plan for creating jobs in Michigan….Rick Snyder or Virg Bernero?
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?
5* 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?
6* Should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire national health care plan?
7* Is it possible for a candidate to win an election without criticizing his opponent?
8* Is it a negative ad when one candidate accurately describes the position of another candidate?
9* Do negative campaign advertisements make you more or less likely to vote for the candidate who produced the ad?
10* Would you favor or oppose a plan forcing banks to stop all mortgage foreclosures for the next six months?
11* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?
12* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?
13* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
14* 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?
15* How would you rate the job Jennifer Granholm has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job she’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence