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Toplines - Michigan Governor - October 21, 2009

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Michigan

National Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 21, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of Michigan were held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate or for the Republican candidate?

37% Democratic
36% Republican

27% Not sure

2* Do you favor or oppose allowing bars to stay open until 4am if they pay extra fees?

32% Favor

59% Oppose

9% Not sure

3* Do you favor or oppose allowing bars to open as early as 7:00am on Sundays if they pay extra fees?

27% Favor

67% Oppose

6% Not sure

4* In order to raise revenue in Michigan do you favor or oppose a 3% tax on doctors gross receipts?

23% Favor

55% Oppose

22% Not sure

5* Who do you blame most for the failure to reach an agreement on a state budget by the deadline of October 1……the legislators, the governor or the economic crisis?

42% Legislators

31% Governor

21% Economic crisis

6% Not sure

6* Do you favor or oppose more casinos in the state of Michigan?

33% Favor

56% Oppose

12% Not sure

7* Is the overall impact of casino gambling on society positive or negative?

19% Positive
55% Negative

23% Neither

3% Not sure

8* Does casino gambling have a very positive impact, a somewhat positive impact, a somewhat negative impact or a very negative impact on the local economy of a state or city?

16% Very positive
40% Somewhat positive
25% Somewhat negative

12% Very negative

7% Not sure

9* 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?

30% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
38% Strongly oppose
6% Not sure

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

1% Excellent

3% Good

26% Fair

69% Poor

1% Not sure

11* In the current economic climate, how likely is it that you will have to move out of Michigan?

13% Very likely

15% Somewhat likely
39% Not very likely
28% Not at all likely
4% Not sure

12* 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?

34% Strongly approve

18% Somewhat approve

13% Somewhat disapprove

34% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

13* 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 he’s been doing?

18% Strongly approve

22% Somewhat approve

13% Somewhat disapprove

47% Strongly disapprove

0% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence