New Jersey State Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 7, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
2* How would you rate the job Chris Christie has been doing as governor…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
3* If the election for governor of New Jersey were held today, would you vote for Republican Chris Christie or Democrat Barbara Buono?
*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.
4* 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.
5* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days?
6* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?
7* How would you rate the way the government has responded to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy?
8* Has Chris Christie’s campaign been mostly positive, mostly negative or about right?
9* Has Barbara Buono’s campaign been mostly positive, mostly negative or about right?
10* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the president’s health care law?
11* Do you have health insurance?
12* Under the new national health care law, all Americans must buy health insurance. Residents in New Jersey can buy insurance from a federal government exchange instead. Have you or any members of your family signed up for the federal government health care exchange?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence