State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 14, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 Election for United States senate, were held today would you vote for Republican Linda McMahon or Democrat Richard Blumenthal? (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.)
1% 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 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* Are most political debates informative or useless?
5* Which is more important in determining the outcome of most elections – a candidate’s political positions or how much money a candidate has to spend?
6* Is it possible for a candidate to win an election without criticizing his opponent?
7* Is it a negative ad when one candidate accurately describes the position of another candidate?
8* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?
9* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?
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 Jodi Rell has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job she’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence