Conducted October 28, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of Pennsylvania were held today would you vote for Republican Tom Corbett or Democrat Dan Onorato? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)
52% Tom Corbett (R)
43% Dan Onorato (D)
2% Some Other Candidate
3% Not Sure
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.
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?
4* When it comes to determining how you will vote, which is most important—the candidate’s position on issues or the candidate’s personal character?
5* Generally speaking, when a state has budget problems, is it better to raise taxes or cut spending?
6* Is there more negative political advertising this election year than in previous years, less negative political advertising, or is the level of negative advertising about the same?
7* Is it possible for a candidate to win an election without criticizing his opponent?
8* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?
9* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?
10* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
11* 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?
12* How would you rate the job Ed Rendell has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence