New Jersey State Survey of 999 Likely Voters
Conducted September 10-11, 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? Excellent, good, fair or poor?
6* How would you rate your own personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair or poor?
7* Looking ahead, which candidate for governor will be more effective in working with President Obama on issues affecting New Jersey?
8* How would you rate the way that Governor Christie has responded to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy?
9* How successful has the recovery process in your area been since Hurricane Sandy?
10* How prepared are emergency services this hurricane season?
11* Is Chris Christie more ethical, less ethical or about as ethical as most politicians?
12* Is Barbara Buono more ethical, less ethical or about as ethical as most politicians?
13* Under the new national health care law, all Americans must buy health insurance. New Jersey has decided not to establish its own health exchange where residents can buy insurance but to have them buy their insurance from a federal government exchange instead. Do you favor or oppose New Jersey having its own health care exchange?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence