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Toplines - Election 2010: Massachusettes Governor - August 10, 2009

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Massachusetts State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 20, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 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?

39% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Deval Patrick has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

7% Strongly approve
32% Somewhat approve
26% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* In thinking about the 2010 Election for Massachusetts Governor suppose you had a choice between Republican Christy Mihos and Democrat Deval Patrick? If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Christy Mihos or Democrat Deval Patrick?

40% Mihos

35% Patrick

11% Some other candidate

15% Not sure

4* Okay suppose the Republicans nominated Charlie Baker. If the 2010 Election for Massachusetts Governor were held today would you vote for Republican Charlie Baker or Democrat Deval Patrick?

39% Baker

40% Patrick

7% Some other candidate

15% Not sure

5* Favorable Ratings for Candidates in 2010 Governor’s Race

Patrick

Mihos

Baker

Very Favorable

11%

6%

9%

Somewhat Favorable

29%

44%

31%

Somewhat Unfavorable

28%

19%

16%

Very Unfavorable

28%

11%

14%

Not Sure

4%

20%

30%

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence