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Questions - 2013 Virginia Governor - September 3-4, 2013

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State Survey of 998 Likely Voters in Virginia

Conducted September 3-4, 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 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?

           

3* If the election for governor of Virginia were held today, would you vote for Republican Ken Cuccinelli or Democrat Terry McAuliffe?

 

Ken Cuccinelli

Terry McAuliffe
Some other candidate
Not sure

 

*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.

 

Ken Cuccinelli
Terry McAuliffe

 

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?

7* Has Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign been generally positive, generally negative or somewhere in between?

8* Has Terry McAuliffe’s campaign been generally positive, generally negative or somewhere in between?

9* Is Ken Cuccinelli more ethical, less ethical or about as ethical as most politicians?

 

10* Is Terry McAuliffe more ethical, less ethical or about as ethical as most politicians?

 

11* Is Bob McDonnell more ethical, less ethical or about as ethical as most politicians?

 

12* Which gubernatorial candidate do you trust more on taxes….Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe?

 

13* Which candidate do you trust more to deal with government spending…Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe?

 

14* Which candidate do you trust more when it comes to dealing with government ethics and corruption?

 

15* Which candidate do you trust more when it comes to dealing with social issues like abortion, public prayer and church-state topics?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence