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Questions - Virginia Senate - April 23, 2012

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Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 23, 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 George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine.  If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican George Allen or Democrat Tim Kaine?

 

Allen

Kaine

Some Other Candidate

 

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.

 

George Allen

Tim Kaine

 

3* How closely have you followed recent news reports about President Obama's health care law and the U.S. Supreme Court?

 

4* Would you like to see the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the health care law or uphold its legality?

 

5* Which do you think the U.S. Supreme Court is more likely to do – overturn the health care law or uphold its legality?

 

6* The health care law requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

 

7* Does the federal government have the constitutional authority to force everyone to buy health insurance?

 

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