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A Survey of 804 Likely Voters - Virginia Statewide - September, 2013

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Question 1

Are you 18 years or older and registered to vote in state of Virginia?

100% - Yes

Question 2

On November 5th of this year, there will be a general election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and other offices. What are the chances of your voting in the November 5th General Election? Are you almost certain to vote or will you probably vote or in the November 5th general election?

100% - Yes

Respondent's Gender

Question 4

To begin with, do you think things in Virginia are generally going in the right direction or are they pretty seriously off on the wrong track?

Question 5

And how about the region you live in? Do you think things in your region are generally going in the right direction or are they pretty seriously off on the wrong track?

Question 6

Now I am going to read you a list of issues. Please tell me which one of these issues should be the top priority of the next Governor, no matter who it is.

Questions 7-15

Now here is a list of people. Please tell me whether, in general, you have a very favorable, favorable, unfavorable or very unfavorable opinion of each one. If you have no opinion or have never heard of someone, please say so.

Question 16

Suppose the November 2013 general election for Governor were held today and the candidates were: (ROTATE) Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, for whom would you vote? (IF UNDECIDED) Well if you had to decide right now, to whom would you lean toward supporting: (ROTATE IN SAME ORDER) Democrat Terry McAuliffe or Republican Ken Cuccinelli?

Question 17

Suppose the November 2013 general election for Governor were held today and the candidates were: (ROTATE) Republican Ken Cuccinelli, Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Libertarian Robert Sarvis, for whom would you vote? (IF UNDECIDED) Well if you had to decide right now, to whom would you lean toward supporting: (ROTATE IN SAME ORDER) Democrat Terry McAuliffe, Republican Ken Cuccinelli or Libertarian Robert Sarvis?

Question 18

Suppose the November 2013 general election for Lieutenant Governor were held today and the candidates were: (ROTATE) Republican E.W. Jackson and Democrat Ralph Northam, for whom would you vote? (IF UNDECIDED) Well if you had to decide right now, to whom would you lean toward supporting: (ROTATE IN SAME ORDER) Republican E.W. Jackson or Democrat Ralph Northam?

Question 19

Suppose the November 2013 general election for Attorney General were held today and the candidates were: (ROTATE) Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain, for whom would you vote? (IF UNDECIDED) Well if you had to decide right now, to whom would you lean toward supporting: (ROTATE IN SAME ORDER) Mark Herring or Republican Mark Obenshain?

Question 20

Which of the main candidates for Governor would be better at having the right kind of experience to be Governor?

Question 21

Which of the main candidates for Governor would be better at looking out for middle and working class families?

Question 22

Which of the main candidates for Governor would be better at cutting taxes?

Question 23

Which of the main candidates for Governor would be better at protecting Virginia's finances and maintaining the budget surplus?

Question 24

Which of the main candidates for Governor would be better at creating jobs and strengthening the business climate?

Question 25

Overall, do you approve or do you disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as the President of the United States?

Question 26

Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling the economy?

Question 27

Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling foreign policy?

Question 28

Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the job Bob McDonnell is doing as Governor?

Question 29

Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of the job the General Assembly in Richmond is doing?

Question 30

Generally speaking should members of the General Assembly in Richmond have term limits?

Question 31

If yes, how many terms would that be?

Question 32

In general do you think race relations in Virginia have improved, stayed about the same or gotten worse during the past five years?

Question 33

Virginia has consistently been among the fastest growing states in the nation. Loudoun County in Northern Virginia has experienced an 84 percent increase since and was recently the single fastest growing county in the nation. Do you think Virginia is growing too fast, just about right or not fast enough to provide a good quality of life?

Question 34

Which of the following categories best describes your age?

Question 35

What is the last grade in school you completed?

Question 36

What is your current marital status - are you married, single, living together or engaged, widowed, or divorced?

Question 37

For statistical purposes only, we need to know your total household income for 2012. Will you please tell me which of the following categories best represents your total family income?

Question 38

What type of work do you do?

Question 39

Do you consider yourself a democrat, a republican, or an independent? Would that be a strong democrat, moderate democrat, weak democrat, independent, strong republican, moderate republican or weak republican?

Question 40

Are you or is anyone on your household a member of the Tea Party or a friend or supporter of the Tea Party?

Question 41

Are you or is any member of your household a current member of the military on active duty, a member on non-active duty, a member of the National Guard or Reserves or a veteran?

Question 41b

Of the respondent's that responded yes to question 41:

Question 42

Please tell me your race?