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Questions - Virginia Governor - June 5-6, 2013

Virginia Governor: McAuliffe (D) 44%, Cuccinelli (R) 41%
59% in Virginia Approve of McDonnell’s Performance as Governor
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Virginia State Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted June 5-6, 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* Which gubernatorial candidate do you trust more on taxes….Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe?

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

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

 

10* Does the United States need stricter gun control laws?

 

11* Would you like your governor to support or oppose the implementation of the president’s health care law in your state?

12* The IRS has admitted to targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups, but it remains unclear who made the decision to target these groups. Who do you think made the decision? Was it low-level employees at the Cincinnati IRS office, someone at IRS headquarters or somebody who works in the White House?

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