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Questions - New York Senate - October 19, 2010

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New York State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted October 19, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* If the 2010 Regular election for senate were held today would you vote for Republican Jay Townsend or Democrat Chuck Schumer? (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.)

 

31% Jay Townsend

59% Chuck Schumer

5% Some Other Candidate

5% 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.

 

Schumer

Townsend

 

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* The health care plan passed by Congress requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

 

5* Should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire national health care plan?

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 negative campaign advertisements make you more or less likely to vote for the candidate who produced the ad?

9* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 

10* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

 

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 David Paterson 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, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence