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Toplines - Georgia Governor - January 20, 2010

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Georgia State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 20, 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?

31% Strongly approve
13% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
46% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

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

14% Strongly approve
44% Somewhat approve
22% Somewhat disapprove
18% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Georgia Governor’s Race

John Oxendine (R)

44%

Roy Barnes (D)

42%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

8%

Nathan Deal (R)

42%

Roy Barnes (D)

43%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

8%

Karen Handel (R)

42%

Roy Barnes (D)

43%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

10%

John Oxendine (R)

50%

Thurbert Baker (D)

32%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

10%

Nathan Deal (R)

49%

Thurbert Baker (D)

32%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

11%

Karen Handel (R)

46%

Thurbert Baker (D)

34%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

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 GA Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Handel

8%

44%

17%

7%

23%

Oxendine

19%

40%

16%

13%

12%

Deal

12%

32%

19%

10%

28%

Baker

12%

33%

22%

11%

23%

Barnes

30%

22%

18%

20%

9%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

25% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor

8% Somewhat oppose

50% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* How likely is it that there will be another terrorist attack in the United States in the next year?


30% Very likely
36% Somewhat likely
20% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
10% Not sure


7* Should the December attempt to blow up an airliner as it was landing in Detroit be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act or by civilian authorities as a criminal act?

70% By the military as a terrorist act
15% By civilian authorities as a criminal act
15% Not sure

8* How do you rate the way that the government responded to the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

13% Excellent
26% Good
24% Fair
35% Poor
2% Not sure

9* Do you favor or oppose the use of full-body scanners at airports in the United States?

78% Favor
14% Oppose
8% Not sure

10* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

42% Yes
40% No
18% Not sure

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

1% Excellent
4% Good
37% Fair
56% Poor
2% Not sure

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

30% Better
42% Worse
23% Staying the same
5% Not sure

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