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Toplines - Georgia Governor - March 17, 2010

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Georgia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 17, 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?

34% Strongly approve
10% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
46% Strongly disapprove
2% 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?

9% Strongly approve
45% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
18% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Georgia Governor’s Race

John Oxendine (R)

41%

Roy Barnes (D)

41%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

11%

Nathan Deal (R)

43%

Roy Barnes (D)

40%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

13%

Karen Handel (R)

42%

Roy Barnes (D)

39%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

14%

Eric Johnson (R)

38%

Roy Barnes (D)

40%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

16%

4* Favorables for Gubernatorial Candidates

Candidate

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Karen Handel

11%

33%

21%

11%

24%

John Oxendine

14%

39%

21%

13%

14%

Nathan Deal

8%

31%

21%

9%

30%

Eric Johnson

5%

28%

19%

8%

40%

Roy Barnes

25%

19%

18%

25%

14%

5* Should there be a cap on the amount lobbyists can spend on state legislators in Georgia or should there be no such cap as long as all such expenditures are made public?

74% There should be a cap on the amount lobbyists can spend on state legislators
15% There should be no cap as long as all expenditures are made public
11% Not sure

6* Are Georgia politicians more corrupt, less corrupt or about as corrupt as politicians from most other states?

9% More corrupt
17% Less corrupt
60% About as corrupt

14% Not sure

7* Should the decision to allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday in a municipality be decided by local leaders alone or should the sale of alcohol on Sunday only be allowed by a vote of the residents?

17% The decision to sell alcohol on Sunday should be decided by local leaders

74% By a vote of the residents

9% Not sure

8* Should people be allowed to text message on a cell phone while driving?

6% Yes

91% No
3% Not sure

9* Should people be allowed to talk on a cell phone while driving?

46% Yes

46% No
8% Not sure

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