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Questions - Massachusetts Senate - May 7, 2012

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Massachusetts Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted May 7, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports


*Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidates, so while half will hear the Republican first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.


1* In the 2012 Election for the U.S. Senate, suppose you had a choice between Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren.  If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Scott Brown or Democrat Elizabeth Warren?


Scott Brown

Elizabeth Warren


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.


Scott Brown

Elizabeth Warren


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

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

5* Has health care reform in Massachusetts been a success or a failure?

6* Is Scott Brown more ethical, less ethical or about as ethical as most politicians? 


7* Is Elizabeth Warren more ethical, less ethical or about as ethical as most politicians?


8* How closely have you followed news reports about Elizabeth Warren's Cherokee Indian heritage?


9* Was it appropriate for Elizabeth Warren to describe herself as Native American in professional listings?

10* Do you favor or oppose Affirmative Action programs?

11* Should all voters be required to prove their identity before being allowed to vote?


12* Do laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters?


13* How confident are you that final election results accurately reflect the votes that were cast for each candidate?

14* 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?              

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