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Toplines - Virginia - February 16, 2010

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Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 16, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How do you rate the state's response to the recent big snow storms - excellent, good, fair or poor?

12% Excellent
52% Good
25% Fair
10% Poor
1% Not sure

2* Under Governor McDonnell, will state government spending go up, down or stay about the same?

21% Up
22% Down
45% Stay about the same
12% Not sure

3* Under Governor McDonnell, will your state taxes go up, down or stay about the same?

26% Up
12% Down
52% Stay about the same
10% Not sure

4* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

10% Excellent

33% Good

43% Fair

11% Poor

3% Not sure

4* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

18% Better

43% Worse

36% About the same

3% Not sure

5* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

49% United States and its allies
22% Terrorists
22% Neither
6% Not Sure

6* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

42% Yes
40% No
19% Not sure

7* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

36% Very angry
24% Somewhat angry
24% Not very angry
13% Not at all angry
3% Not sure

8* Would you agree or disagree with the following statement? Neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today?

63% Agree
24% Disagree
13% Not sure, press 3

9* Should states have the right to opt out of federal government programs that they don’t agree with?

54% Yes
28% No
18% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

73% The American people
14% America’s political leaders
13% Not sure

11* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

69% Yes
16% No
15% Not sure

12* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

76% Yes
11% No
14% Not sure

13* 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?

37% Strongly approve
11% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
39% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

14* 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?

29% Strongly approve
36% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
9% Strongly disapprove
5% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence