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Toplines - Michigan Governor - February 9, 2010

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Michigan Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 9, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 2010 Michigan Governor Race

Mike Bouchard (R)

41%

Denise Ilitch (D)

31%

Some other candidate

9%

Not sure

19%

Peter Hoekstra (R)

43%

Denise Ilitch (D)

31%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

19%

Mike Cox (R)

41%

Denise Ilitch (D)

32%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

19%

Mike Bouchard (R)

42%

Alma Wheeler Smith (D)

29%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

20%

Peter Hoekstra (R)

44%

Alma Wheeler Smith (D)

28%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

20%

Mike Cox (R)

45%

Alma Wheeler Smith (D)

30%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

18%

Mike Bouchard (R)

40%

Andy Dillon (D)

32%

Some other candidate

10%

Not sure

18%

Peter Hoekstra (R)

41%

Andy Dillon (D)

34%

Some other candidate

10%

Not sure

15%

Mike Cox (R)

35%

Andy Dillon (D)

36%

Some other candidate

11%

Not sure

17%

Mike Bouchard (R)

40%

Virg Bernero (D)

31%

Some other candidate

9%

Not sure

20%

Peter Hoekstra (R)

43%

Virg Bernero (D)

30%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

19%

Mike Cox (R)

40%

Virg Bernero (D)

34%

Some other candidate

9%

Not sure

17%

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.

Candidate for the Michigan Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Ilitch

17%

19%

20%

14%

30%

Wheeler Smith

12%

19%

17%

19%

33%

Dillon

6%

29%

19%

13%

32%

Bernero

6%

27%

17%

11%

38%

3* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

10% Excellent

27% Good

36% Fair

21% Poor

6% Not sure

4* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

19% Better

47% Worse

31% About the same

4% Not sure

5* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

48% Yes
33% No
19% Not sure

6* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

55% Favor
30% Oppose
15% Not sure

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

61% Cutting taxes

17% Increasing government spending

17% Neither

5% Not sure

8* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

51% United States and its allies

19% Terrorists

23% Neither

7% Not Sure

9* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

43% Yes
38% No
19% Not sure

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

50% Favor
26% Oppose
23% Not sure

11*How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

42% Very angry
20% Somewhat angry
21% Not very angry
10% Not at all angry
7% Not sure

12*Would you agree or disagree with the following statement? Neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today?

59% Agree
26% Disagree
15% Not sure

13* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

19% Better if most incumbents were reelected
62% Better if most incumbents were defeated
19% Not sure

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