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Questions - Vermont Governor - October 28, 2010

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Vermont Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted October 28, 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?

      

       38% Strongly approve

       20% Somewhat approve

         8% Somewhat disapprove

       34% Strongly disapprove

        1% Not sure

 

2* How would you rate the job Jim Douglas has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

      

       33% Strongly approve

       25% Somewhat approve

       23% Somewhat disapprove

       17% Strongly disapprove

         2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Vermont Governor’s Race

 

 

Brian Dubie (R)

Peter Shumlin (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

October 28, 2010

45%

50%

1%

3%

September 13, 2010

46%

49%

2%

3%

June 17, 2010

55%

36%

6%

4%

March 18, 2010

51%

33%

6%

10%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 13, 2010 do not include 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 VT Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Shumlin

25%

28%

16%

30%

1%

Dubie

33%

22%

22%

22%

1%

 

 

5*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?

33% Strongly favor
11% Somewhat favor
12% Somewhat oppose
40% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

 

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

Candidate Ideology

Mainstream

Extreme

Not Sure

Shumlin

48%

39%

13%

Dubie

53%

31%

16%

 

 

7* I’m now going to read you a short list of issues.  For each issue please tell me which    gubernatorial candidate you trust more to handle that issue.

Issue

Dubie

Shumlin

Not Sure

Economy and Jobs

48%

45%

7%

Immigration

41%

41%

17%

Government Spending

47%

44%

9%

Taxes

46%

45%

9%

 

8* Which candidate for governor has a better plan for creating jobs in Vermont…Brian Dubie or Peter Shumlin?

 

42% Dubie

44% Shumlin
13% Not sure

 

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

10% Excellent
39% Good
36% Fair

12% Poor
  2% Not sure

 

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

22% Better
40% Worse
36% About the same
  2% Not sure

 

 

10* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

 

14% Yes

74% No

11% Not sure

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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