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 special election for U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican Steve Lonegan or Democrat Cory Booker?
*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* Has Steve Lonegan’s campaign been mostly positive, mostly negative or about right?
8* Has Cory Booker’s campaign been mostly positive, mostly negative or about right?
9* Did you watch or read about the U.S. Senate debate this weekend?
10* How important are debates in determining your vote?
11* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the president’s health care law?
12* Do you have health insurance?
13* 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?
14* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day. Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence