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Questions - GOP Primary - January 18-19, 2015

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National Survey of 787 Likely Republican Voters

Conducted January 18-19, 2015

By Rasmussen Reports


1* If the 2016 Republican presidential primary were held in your state today, would you vote for: Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio or Ben Carson?


2* If it was a contest between Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, whom would you choose?


3* Are you certain you will vote for that candidate or is it possible that something could come up that causes you to change your mind?


4* Now 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.


Chris Christie

Jeb Bush

Rand Paul

Mitt Romney

Scott Walker

Rick Perry

Marco Rubio

Ben Carson


5* Is the average Republican in Congress more conservative than the average Republican voter, more liberal, or about the same?


6* Over the past several years, have Republicans in Congress done a good job of representing Republican values? Or, have Republicans in Congress lost touch with Republican voters from throughout the nation?


7* Is big government the problem or the solution?


8* Are Americans overtaxed?


9* Should Congress and the president go through the new national health care law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?


10* President Obama has now ordered that nearly five million illegal immigrants be allowed to remain in this country legally and apply for jobs. Should Congress allow this decision to stand, or should it try to find ways to stop it?


11* Generally speaking, do you feel things in this country are going in the right direction or have they gotten off on the wrong track?


12* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence