Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 17-18, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2014 election for governor of Iowa were held today, would you vote for Republican Terry Branstad or Democrat Jack Hatch?
2* 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. If you’ve never heard of that person, just let me know.
3* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days?
4* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?
5* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the new health care law?
6* The new national health care law requires businesses to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without co-payment or other charges to the patient. If providing such health insurance coverage violates the religious beliefs of a business owner, should the business be allowed to opt out of providing coverage for contraceptives?
7* Is the budget situation in your state better than it was a year ago or worse than it was a year ago? Or has it remained about the same?
8* Which candidate for governor do you trust more to deal with government spending?
9* Which candidate for governor do you trust more to deal with taxes?
10* Which candidate for governor do you trust more on social issues?
11* Which candidate for governor do you trust more on government ethics and corruption?
12* 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?
13* How do you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President?
14* How would you rate the job Terry Branstad has been doing as governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence