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Questions - New Jersey Presidential Election - May 26, 2011

NJ Voters Like Christie’s Budget Performance Better Than Obama’s
In New Jersey, It’s Obama 49%, Christie 44%
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New Jersey State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 26, 2011
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?

 

 

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

 

3* In thinking about the 2012 election for President of the United States, suppose you have a choice between Republican Chris Christie and Democrat Barack Obama.  If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Chris Christie or Democrat Barack Obama? (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.)

 

Christie

Obama

 

4* What if the Republicans nominate Mitt Romney?  If the 2012 Presidential Election were held today would you vote for Republican Mitt Romney or Democrat Barack Obama? (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.)

 

Romney

Obama

 

5* 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.

 

Barack Obama

Chris Christie

Mitt Romney

 

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

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

8* 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?

 

9* Which is more likely to occur first, that the federal budget will be balanced or that the federal government will go bankrupt and be unable to pay its debt?

 

 

10* Which is a bigger problem in New Jersey — that voters are unwilling to pay enough in taxes or that the politicians are unwilling to control government spending?

 

 

11* How do you rate the way Governor Chris Christie has handled the New Jersey budget crisis….excellent, good, fair or poor?

 

 

12* How do you rate the way President Obama has handled the national budget crisis….excellent, good, fair or poor?

 

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