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Questions - Virginia Senate - August 7, 2012

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Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 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* If the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican George Allen or Democrat Tim Kaine?

 

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* Generally speaking, how would you rate your own personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

4* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

5* Is the United States currently in a recession?

 

6* Is George Allen more ethical, less ethical, or about as ethical as most politicians?

 

7* Is Tim Kaine more ethical, less ethical, or about as ethical as most politicians?

 

8* How important is it for the government to create an environment that encourages economic growth?

 

9* How important is it for the government to create an environment that ensures economic fairness?

 

10* Which is more important—encouraging economic growth or ensuring economic fairness?

11* Are people who start small businesses primarily responsible for the success or failure of their businesses?

12* Compared to other workers, do small business owners work harder, not as hard or about the same as a typical worker?

13* How would you rate the job Bob McDonnell 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