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Questions - Washington Senate - October 26, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 26, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* If the 2010 Election for United States senate, were held today would you vote for Republican Dino Rossi or Democrat Patti Murray? (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% Rossi
47% Murray
  3% Some Other Candidate
  2% 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?

   

Rossi

Murray

 

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* Now I’m going to read you a short list of names.  In political terms please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Rossi
Murray

 

5* 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.

 

Economy and Jobs
Taxes
Government Spending
Government Ethics and Corruption

 

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

   

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

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 Christine Gregoire 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