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Toplines - Alaska Governor - May 6, 2010

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Alaska Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted May 6, 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?

27% Strongly approve

12% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

51% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Sean Parnell has been doing as Governor… do you strongly

approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been

doing?

20% Strongly approve

50% Somewhat approve

20% Somewhat disapprove

9% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* 2010 Alaska Governor’s Race

Sean Parnell (R)

58%

Ethan Berkowitz (D)

30%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

8%

Sean Parnell (R)

62%

Hollis French (D)

24%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

9%

Sean Parnell (R)

62%

Bob Poe (D)

21%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

12%

Ralph Samuels (R)

43%

Ethan Berkowitz (D)

36%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

14%

Ralph Samuels (R)

48%

Hollis French (D)

26%

Some other candidate

10%

Not sure

17%

Ralph Samuels (R)

47%

Bob Poe (D)

23%

Some other candidate

11%

Not sure

19%

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 AK Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Parnell

27%

47%

18%

6%

2%

Berkowitz

21%

27%

20%

23%

9%

French

12%

20%

22%

31%

15%

Samuels

8%

32%

25%

11%

24%

Poe

6%

24%

24%

16%

29%

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?

55% Strongly favor
7% Somewhat favor
7% Somewhat oppose
30% Strongly oppose

2% Not sure


6* 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?

61% Agree
24% Disagree
15% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

55% Favor
39% Oppose
6% Not sure

8* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

34% Very concerned
18% Somewhat concerned
29% Not very concerned

18% Not at all concerned
2% Not sure

9* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

67% Yes
21% No
12% Not sure

10* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the “Party of No”. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?

69% Republicans
9% Democrats

22% Not sure

11* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

35% Good
37% Bad
28% Not sure

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