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Toplines - Alaska Governor - September 19, 2010

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Alaska Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted September 19, 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?

   

    21% Strongly approve

    21% Somewhat approve

      9% Somewhat disapprove

    50% Strongly disapprove

      0% 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

    46% Somewhat approve

    23% Somewhat disapprove

    10% Strongly disapprove

      1% Not sure

 

 

Sean Parnell (R)

Ethan Berkowitz (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 19, 2010

54%

34%

5%

7%

August 31, 2010

53%

43%

2%

2%

July 15, 2010

53%

34%

7%

6%

May 6, 2010

58%

30%

3%

8%

 

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

25%

41%

22%

9%

4%

Berkowitz

14%

26%

19%

30%

12%

 

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?

 50% Strongly favor
  8% Somewhat favor
  9% Somewhat oppose
 29% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

 50% Good
 23% Bad
 16% No impact

 11% Not sure

 

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

 

58% Favor

32% Oppose
10% Not sure

 

8* Would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

69% Favor
16% Oppose
15% Not sure

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

45% Favor
42% Oppose
13% Not sure

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

46% Help

30% Hurt

18% No impact

  6% Not sure

 

11* Which is a better way to create new jobs - cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

 

62% Cutting taxes
17% Increasing government spending
22% Not sure

 

12* I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

51%

33%

16%

Government Ethics & Corruption

37%

33%

30%

Health Care

46%

34%

20%

 

 

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