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Questions - New Mexico Governor - September 29, 2010

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New Mexico State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 29, 2010, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of New Mexico were held today would you vote for Republican Susana Martinez or Democrat Diane Denish?


51% Susana Martinez (R)

41% Diane Denish (D)

  3% Some other candidate

  5% 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.


Susana Martinez

Diane Denish


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4* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?


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


6* Okay, would you favor strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?


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


8* Is the Tea Party Movement good or bad for the country?


9* Have the current policies of the federal government put the country on the right course?

10* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?


11* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?


12* Some people say the nation’s current economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush Administration.  Others say the problems are being caused more by the policies of President Obama has put in place since taking office.  Which point of view comes closest to your own?


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?


14* How would you rate the job Bill Richardson 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