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Questions - Florida Senate - October 18, 2010

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Florida Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted October 18, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

  

1* If the 2010 election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Marco Rubio, Democrat Kendrick Meek or Independent Charlie Crist? (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.)

 

43% Marco Rubio

20% Kendrick Meek

32% Charlie Crist
  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.

 

Charlie Crist

Kendrick Meek

Marco Rubio

 

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* 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?


5* Is it possible for a candidate to win an election without criticizing his opponent?

 

6* Is it a negative ad when one candidate accurately describes the position of another candidate?

7* Do most politicians keep their campaign promises?

8* When politicians break campaign promises, is it usually because they deliberately made a false promise to get elected or because of unforeseen events after they took office?

9* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

10* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

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

 

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?

 

13* How would you rate the job Charlie Crist 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