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Toplines - Michigan Republican Primary for Governor - March 24, 2010

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Michigan Governor Republican Primary

March 24, 2010

Survey of 662 Likely Republican Primary Voters

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?

6% Strongly approve
4% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
78% 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?

4% Strongly approve

6% Somewhat approve

16% Somewhat disapprove

73% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* Michigan Republican Governor Primary

Mike Bouchard

6%

Mike Cox

13%

Rick Snyder

18%

Peter Hoekstra

27%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

32%

4* Favorables for Republican Governor Primary

Candidate

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Bouchard

6%

31%

16%

3%

45%

Cox

15%

30%

16%

7%

32%

Snyder

14%

26%

10%

4%

46%

Hoekstra

25%

29%

9%

4%

33%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan passed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

4% Strongly favor

3% Somewhat favor

8% Somewhat oppose

83% Strongly oppose

3% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

3% Excellent

3% Good

6% Fair

86% Poor

3% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require 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?

4% Strongly favor

6% Somewhat favor

10% Somewhat oppose

78% Strongly oppose

3% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

77% Favor

14% Oppose

10% Not sure

9* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

81% The federal government

10% Private insurance companies

9% Not sure

10* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker? 1971-28

11% Stronger

70% Weaker

14% About the same

5% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence