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Questions - Michigan Senate - January 14-15, 2014

Election 2014: Michigan Senate
54% in Michigan Blame Detroit Bankruptcy on Bad Government
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Michigan Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 14-15, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* In thinking about the 2014 election for U.S. Senate, suppose you had a choice between Republican Terri Lynn Land and Democrat Gary Peters.  If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Terri Lynn Land or Democrat Gary Peters?

 

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.

 

Terry Lynn Land

Gary Peters

Rick Snyder

Carl Levin

 

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* How closely have you followed recent news reports about Detroit?

 

6* Do you agree or disagree with Governor Rick Snyder's decision to name an emergency financial manager for the city of Detroit?

 

7* Do you agree or disagree with that financial manager's decision to have Detroit file for bankruptcy?

 

8* Nine foundations have pledged $330 million dollars to help pay pension funds for retired employees in Detroit. This amount falls short of the money needed to pay all pensions in full, should the federal government bail out Detroit for the remaining difference?

 

9* Whom or what is primarily to blame for Detroit's bankruptcy…the decline of the U.S. auto industry, bad government, the voters, the economy in general, the flight of middle-class taxpayers from the city or something else?

 

10* Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose unions for public employees?

11* Have you or anyone in your family ever belonged to a labor union?

 

12* Looking back, were the bailouts of the auto industry good for the United States or bad for the United States?

 

13* Official estimates indicate that the government will lose billions of dollars on the auto bailouts. Knowing that the government lost money on the auto bailouts, would you say that the bailouts were a success or a failure?

 

14* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the new health care law?

 

15* Should the government require every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

 

16* 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?

           

17* How would you rate the job Rick Snyder 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, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence