Conducted October 25, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 Election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Ken Buck or Democrat Michael Bennet? (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.)
48% Ken Buck
44% Michael Bennet
3% Some other candidate
6% 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.
3*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?
4* Would it be more accurate to describe Ken Buck’s views as mainstream or extreme?
5* Would it be more accurate to describe Michael Bennet’s views as mainstream or extreme?
6* 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?
7* Generally speaking, when a state has budget problems, is it better to raise taxes or cut spending?
8* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
9* 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?
10* How would you rate the job Bill Ritter 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