If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

Toplines - Michigan Governor - December 16, 2009

See Article See Crosstabs Daily Snapshot

Michigan Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted December 16, 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?

28% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
2% 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?

9% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
49% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Michigan Governor Race

Mike Cox (R)

39%

John Cherry (D)

34%

Some other candidate

9%

Not sure

17%

Peter Hoekstra (R)

46%

John Cherry (D)

32%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

16%

Mike Bouchard (R)

42%

John Cherry (D)

32%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

20%

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

Cherry

10%

29%

18%

17%

26%

Cox

13%

34%

21%

11%

20%

Hoekstra

22%

28%

17%

9%

24%

Bouchard

10%

38%

18%

9%

26%

5* Do you favor or oppose the proposal to reduce the Michigan’s full time Legislature to a part time legislature?

54% Favor

20% Oppose
26 sure

6* 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?

25% Strongly favor
22% Somewhat favor

8% Somewhat oppose

40% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

7* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

11% Excellent
31% Good
30% Fair
27% Poor
1% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

50% Favor
34% Oppose
16% Not sure

9* Do you favor or oppose the President’s commitment to a timetable that would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 18 months?

44% Favor
42% Oppose
14% Not sure

13* Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s new plan for the war in Afghanistan?

32% Favor
36% Oppose
31% Not sure

14* How likely are you to make a charitable donation of some kind at this time of year – very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, not at all likely?

38% Very likely
25% Somewhat likely
17% Not very likely

18% Not at all likely

2% Not sure

15* Compared to a year ago, are you giving more to charity, less to charity, or about the same amount to charity?

14% More

37% Less

47% About the same

2% Not sure

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