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.
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
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