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Toplines - Michigan Governor - September 20, 2010

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Michigan Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 20, 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
19% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
  1% 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?

   

17% Strongly approve

23% Somewhat approve

18% Somewhat disapprove

42% Strongly disapprove

 0% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Michigan Governor Race

 

 

Rick Snyder (R)

Virg Bernero (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

 

September 20, 2010

51%

38%

2%

9%

August 4, 2010

49%

37%

3%

11%

June 9, 2010

42%

30%

7%

22%

 

Note: Surveys conducted prior to September 20 show results without leaners.

 

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

16%

27%

26%

20%

11%

Snyder

20%

43%

14%

13%

10%

 

 

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

 

 

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Bernero

3%

10%

24%

27%

21%

15%

Snyder

20%

42%

17%

4%

3%

15%

 

6* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

 

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Bernero

42%

29%

29%

Snyder

50%

25%

25%

 

7* A 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?

 40% Strongly favor
 10% Somewhat favor
 13% Somewhat oppose
 31% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

 

8* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

 44% Good
 29% Bad
 15% No impact

 12% Not sure

 

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

 

45% Favor
36% Oppose
19% Not sure

 

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

48% Help

20% Hurt

21% No impact

12% Not sure

 

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

 

61% Cutting taxes
19% Increasing government spending
20% Not sure

 

 

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