Pennsylvania Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 9, 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* If the 2012 election for U.S. Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Tom Smith or Democrat Bob Casey?
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.
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* Generally speaking, how would you rate your own personal finances these days?
6* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?
7* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day. Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?
would you rate the job Tom Corbett 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