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Toplines - Michigan Governor - August 4, 2010

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Michigan Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 4, 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?

30% Strongly approve
16% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

2* 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?

      

18% Strongly approve

19% Somewhat approve

15% Somewhat disapprove

46% Strongly disapprove

 1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Michigan Governor Race

 

 

Rick Snyder (R)

Virg Bernero (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 4, 2010

49%

37%

3%

11%

June 9, 2010

42%

30%

7%

22%

 

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 the Michigan Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Bernero

21%

22%

25%

19%

13%

Snyder

21%

45%

14%

4%

15%

 

 

5* Does Michigan need stricter gun control laws?

 

30% Yes

56% No

14% Not sure

6* How concerned are you about your safety around those who have legal permits to carry concealed weapons?

 

13% Very concerned
26% Somewhat concerned
30% Not very concerned
27% Not at all concerned

  4% Not sure

   

7* Does anyone in your household own a gun?

 

48% Yes

47% No

  5% Not sure

 

8* Have you ever voted for an independent candidate not affiliated with either major party?

 

44% Yes

48% No

  8% Not sure 

 

9* Are you more likely or less likely to vote for an independent candidate in this election than in past elections?

 

21% More likely

52% Less likely

18% About the same

  8% Not sure

 

10* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon. If the Bush Administration tax cuts are allowed to expire, will that help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy? 

 

    29% Help

    41% Hurt

    12% No impact

    18% Not sure

 

    11* Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

    52% The tax cuts should be extended

    34% The tax cuts should end this year

    14% Not sure

 

    12*  Suppose you had a choice between extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans or extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy. Which would you prefer?

 

49% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

39% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

12% Not sure

 

13* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
 
 
1% Excellent

  4% Good
34% Fair

60% Poor

  1% Not sure

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

 

28% Better

42% Worse

25% Staying the same

 5% Not sure

 

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