Tuesday, April 21, 2009

MassGOP Research Briefing

Rasmussen: 65% Disapprove Of Patrick Job Performance
57% "Not Likely" To Vote For Patrick Again

"Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, embroiled in a budget crisis like many state chief executives these days, may need to be thinking about another line of work. Just 33% of Massachusetts voters say they are at least somewhat likely to vote for the Democratic incumbent if he seeks reelection in 2010. Nineteen percent (19%) say they're not very likely to do so, and 38% say they aren't likely at all to vote for Patrick, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Bay State voters. One-third of the state's voters (34%) now approve of the job Patrick is doing as governor, including only eight percent (8%) who Strongly Approve." (Rasmussen Reports, 4/21/09)

Rasmussen Poll conducted 4/16/09, 500 Likely Voters, MOE 4.5%

Q: How would you rate the job Deval Patrick has been doing as Governor... do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he's been doing?

8% Strongly approve
26% Somewhat approve
26% Somewhat disapprove
39% Strongly disapprove

Total Approve: 34%
Total Disapprove: 65%

Q: How likely is it that you will vote for Deval Patrick for Governor in next year's gubernatorial election?

13% Very likely
20% Somewhat likely
19% Not very likely
38% Not at all likely

Total Likely: 33%
Total Not Likely: 57%

Q: Who did a better job as Governor - Deval Patrick or Mitt Romney?

32% Deval Patrick
49% Mitt Romney

Source: Rasmussen.com