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Alabama Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 22, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 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?

28% Strongly approve
11% Somewhat approve
  6% Somewhat disapprove
54% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Bob Riley has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

21% Strongly approve
36% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
24% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Alabama Governor’s Race

 

                                                       
 

 

 
 

Robert Bentley (R)

 
 

Ron Sparks (D)

 
 

Some Other   Candidate

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

July   22, 2010

 
 

55%

 
 

35%

 
 

3%

 
 

7%

 
 

June   3, 2010

 
 

56%

 
 

37%

 
 

2%

 
 

4%

 
 

May   25, 2010

 
 

44%

 
 

31%

 
 

13%

 
 

11%

 

 

4* 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.

 

                                               
 

Candidate   for the AL Governor’s Race

 
 

Very Favorable

 
 

Somewhat Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Unfavorable

 
 

Very Unfavorable

 
 

Not sure

 
 

Bentley

 
 

32%

 
 

36%

 
 

12%

 
 

7%

 
 

13%

 
 

Sparks

 
 

19%

 
 

24%

 
 

18%

 
 

21%

 
 

18%

 

5* 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?

61% Strongly favor
  8% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
20% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

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

 

69% Favor
18% Oppose
14% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

25% Agree
58% Disagree
16% Not sure

 

8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

65% Agree
18% Disagree
17% Not sure


9*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

 

65% Yes

14% No

21% Not sure

 

10* Should deepwater oil drilling be allowed?

 

59% Yes
21% No
20% Not Sure


11* 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?

26% Helped
41% Hurt
23% No impact
10% Not sure

12* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

  2% Excellent

  7% Good
39% Fair
51% Poor

  2% Not sure

13* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

27% Better

51% Worse
19% Staying the same
  3% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

64% Yes
15% No
20% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence