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Questions - California Governor - October 27, 2010

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California State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 27, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of California were held today would you vote for Republican Meg Whitman or Democrat Jerry Brown? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)

       45% Whitman
       49% Brown
         2% Some other candidate
         3% Not Sure

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.


3*A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

4* When it comes to determining how you will vote, which is most important—the candidate’s position on issues or the candidate’s personal character?


5* Are you more likely in this election to vote for a candidate with political experience or one who has never held office before?



6* Thinking about this year's elections - suppose that your vote determined which political party wins control of the U.S. Senate this year.  Would you vote for the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?



7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?



8* Which gubernatorial candidate has a better plan for dealing with the state’s budget crisis…Meg Whitman or Jerry Brown?



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


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

11* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

12* 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?

13* How would you rate the job Arnold Schwarzenegger 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