Rasmussen Is Polling Georgia.

I just got off the phone with a very nice sounding female computer. She had a number of questions about politics here in Georgia. Here are the questions as best I can remember.

Do you approve of the job President Barack Obama is going?
Do you approve of the job Governor Sonny Perdue is doing?
How often do you vote?

In the race for Georgia Governor will you vote for Democrat Roy Barnes, Republican Nathan Deal, or Libertarian John Monds?
Are you likely to change you mind?
In the race for US Senate will you vote for Democrat Michael Thurmond, Republican Johnny Isakson, or Libertarian Chuck Donovan?

What is your opinion of Nathan Deal?
What is you opinion of Roy Barnes?
What is your opinion of John Monds?
What is your opinion of Michael Thurmond?
What is your opinion of Chuck Donovan?
What is your opinion of Johnny Isakson?

How much attention have you been paying to recent news about Nathan Deal’s financial problems?
What impact will Nathan Deal’s financial problems have on your vote in the Governor’s race?

Do you think recent Federal economic policies have put us on the right course?
Do you think the recession has more to do with George Bush’s policies or Barack Obama’s policies?

Do you consider yourself part of the tea party movement?
Is the tea party movement good or bad for the country?

Would you support pulling American troops out of Afghanistan immediately?
Would you support a firm timetable that removed American troops from Afghanistan in a year?

Do you consider your self very liberal, somewhat liberal, moderate, somewhat conservative, or very conservative?

Are you married?
Do you have children under 18?
Is your annual salary less than $20,000/yr, $20,000 – $40,000,$40,000 – $60,000,$60,000 – $75,000,$75,000 – $100,000, over $100,000.


  1. View from Brookhaven says:

    How were the “What is your opinion…” questions set up for you to answer?
    Was it a “Very Favorable – Somewhat Favorable – Neutral – Somewhat Unfavorable – Very Unfavorable” kind of thing?
    Same with the two questions on Deal’s finances…

    Just curious…those are the only ones that aren’t obvious Yes/No or multiple choice questions.

  2. kyleinatl says:

    I’m sure the polling won’t in any way reflect the opinions of his latest book…no way, no how….*eye roll*

  3. ricstewart says:

    “Do you think the recession has more to do with George Bush’s policies or Barack Obama’s policies?”
    Trick question. They’re the same policies.

  4. kolt473 says:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39273010#39273010 -for those of you that didn’t see OBAMUNISM fraud town hall you need to. This man child like KING ROY still blaming a man that’s been out of office nearly 24 months. On top of that team Obamunism is deserting him in droves. Handel shouldve won, been better than what we’ve got now, looks like DEAL just as bad as the OX-BOW INCIDENT was. Mond’s looking good or I may write-in KAREN HANDEL think it will trip some folks out?

    • hannah says:

      This looks like a good spot for a bit of transcript:


      MR. HARWOOD: Let’s go to Anthony Scaramucci, who is familiar to some viewers of our network because he appears on CNBC as a hedge fund manager.

      Anthony Scaramucci: […] Listen, I represent the Wall Street community. We have felt like a piñata. Maybe you don’t feel like you’re whacking us with a stick, but we certainly feel like we’ve been whacked with a stick. So I certainly think that Main Street and Wall Street are connected, and if we’re going to heal the society and make the economy better, how are we going to work towards that, healing Wall Street and Main Street?

      THE PRESIDENT: On the first question, I think it would be useful to go back and look at the speeches that I’ve made, including a speech, by the way, I made back in 2007 on Wall Street before Lehmans had gone under, in which I warned about a potential crisis if we didn’t start reforming practices on Wall Street.

      At the time, I said exactly what you said, which is Wall Street and Main Street are connected. We need a vibrant, vital financial sector that is investing in businesses, investing in jobs, investing in our people, providing consumers loans so they can buy products — all that is very important and we want that to thrive. But we’ve got to do so in a responsible way.

      Now, I had been amused over the last couple years — this sense of somehow me beating up on Wall Street — I think most folks on Main Street feel like they got beat up on — (applause) — and I’ll be honest with you, there’s probably a big chunk of the country —

      Q But people connect us —

      THE PRESIDENT: Hold on a second — there’s a big chunk of the country that thinks that I have been too soft on Wall Street. (Applause.) That’s probably the majority, not the minority.

      Now, what I’ve tried to do is just try to be practical. I’m sure that at any given point over the last two years, there have been times where I have been frustrated, and I’ll give you some examples. I mean, when I hear folks who say that somehow we’re being too tough on Wall Street, but after a huge crisis, the top 25 hedge fund managers took home a billion dollars in income that year — $1 billion. That’s the average for the top 25, which is —

      MR. HARWOOD: And yet Forbes Magazine puts on their cover a story saying, “he has an anti-colonial attitude” — or Steve Schwarzman, a big figure on Wall Street, says, “their approach to the financial regulation and taxation is like Hitler invading Poland.” Where does that come from?

      THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know where that comes from. That’s my point. I guess — it is a two-way street. If you’re making a billion a year, after a very bad financial crisis where 8 million people lost their jobs and small businesses can’t get loans, then I think that you shouldn’t be feeling put upon. The question should be how can we work with you to continue to grow the economy.

      A big source of frustration — this quote that you just said, this was me acting like Hitler going into Poland, had to do with a proposal to change a rule called “carried interest,” which basically allows hedge fund managers to get taxed at 15 percent on their income. Now, everybody else is getting taxed at a lot more. (Laughter.) The secretary of the hedge fund is probably being taxed at 25, 28 — right? And these folks are making — getting taxed at 15.

      Now, there are complicated economic arguments as to why this isn’t really income, this is more like capital gains, and so forth, which is a fair argument to have. I have no problem having that argument with hedge fund managers, many of whom I know and went to school with. And I respect their business acumen. But the notion that somehow me saying maybe you should be taxed more like your secretary, when you’re pulling home a billion dollars or a hundred million dollars a year, I don’t think is me being extremist or being anti-business. (Applause.) And that’s the confusion we get into.

      • Doug Grammer says:

        “The question should be how can we work with you to continue to grow the economy.” The question the Preident is asking is: how much do we tax you? I like a sales tax or a flat tax. What we have punishes people for making money and I have rarly been offered a job by a poor person. The same tax rate should apply to everyone with no loopholes. I just read today where the healthcare bill will start taxing real estate transactions at 3.5%. So much for not taxing those making under 250K.

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