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Toplines - Georgia Governor - May 20, 2010

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Georgia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 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?

29% Strongly approve
12% Somewhat approve
  7% Somewhat disapprove
51% 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?

15% Strongly approve
39% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
20% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

3* 2010 Georgia Governor’s Race

 

                                                           
 

 

 
 

May 20, 2010

 
 

April 22, 2010

 
 

March 17, 2010

 
 

John   Oxendine (R)

 
 

43%

 
 

45%

 
 

41%

 
 

Roy   Barnes (D)

 
 

39%

 
 

43%

 
 

41%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

11%

 
 

6%

 
 

6%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

7%

 
 

6%

 
 

11%

 

 

                                                           
 

 

 
 

May 20, 2010

 
 

April 22, 2010

 
 

March 17, 2010

 
 

Nathan   Deal (R)

 
 

47%

 
 

46%

 
 

43%

 
 

Roy   Barnes (D)

 
 

40%

 
 

39%

 
 

40%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

6%

 
 

7%

 
 

5%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

7%

 
 

8%

 
 

13%

 

 

                                                           
 

 

 
 

May 20, 2010

 
 

April 22, 2010

 
 

March 17, 2010

 
 

Karen   Handel (R)

 
 

42%

 
 

42%

 
 

42%

 
 

Roy   Barnes (D)

 
 

39%

 
 

41%

 
 

39%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

9%

 
 

7%

 
 

5%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

10%

 
 

10%

 
 

14%

 

 

                                                           
 

 

 
 

May 20, 2010

 
 

April 22, 2010

 
 

March 17, 2010

 
 

Eric   Johnson (R)

 
 

38%

 
 

37%

 
 

38%

 
 

Roy   Barnes (D)

 
 

42%

 
 

42%

 
 

40%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

9%

 
 

8%

 
 

6%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

11%

 
 

13%

 
 

16%

 

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

May 20, 2010

 
 

April 22, 2010

 
 

John   Oxendine (R)

 
 

50%

 
 

44%

 
 

Thurbert   Baker (D)

 
 

29%

 
 

34%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

9%

 
 

9%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

12%

 
 

13%

 

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

May 20, 2010

 
 

April 22, 2010

 
 

Nathan   Deal (R)

 
 

47%

 
 

47%

 
 

Thurbert   Baker (D)

 
 

30%

 
 

31%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

10%

 
 

9%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

12%

 
 

13%

 

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

May 20, 2010

 
 

April 22, 2010

 
 

Karen   Handel (R)

 
 

43%

 
 

44%

 
 

Thurbert   Baker (D)

 
 

32%

 
 

36%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

10%

 
 

5%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

14%

 
 

15%

 

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

May 20, 2010

 
 

April 22, 2010

 
 

Eric   Johnson (R)

 
 

42%

 
 

38%

 
 

Thurbert   Baker (D)

 
 

30%

 
 

35%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

11%

 
 

9%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

17%

 
 

18%

 

 

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

 
 

Very   favorable

 
 

Somewhat   favorable

 
 

Somewhat   unfavorable

 
 

Very   unfavorable

 
 

Not sure

 
 

Thurbert   Baker

 
 

13%

 
 

27%

 
 

24%

 
 

16%

 
 

20%

 
 

John   Oxendine

 
 

17%

 
 

40%

 
 

14%

 
 

12%

 
 

16%

 
 

Nathan   Deal

 
 

13%

 
 

32%

 
 

17%

 
 

11%

 
 

28%

 
 

Karen   Handel

 
 

11%

 
 

34%

 
 

17%

 
 

12%

 
 

26%

 
 

Eric   Johnson

 
 

7%

 
 

30%

 
 

19%

 
 

9%

 
 

35%

 
 

Roy   Barnes

 
 

24%

 
 

22%

 
 

17%

 
 

25%

 
 

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?

54% Strongly favor
  9% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
26% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

6* How closely have you followed news stories about the new immigration law in Arizona?

 

55% Very closely
32% Somewhat closely

  9% Not very closely

  3% Not at all
  2% 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?

 

55% Favor

27% Oppose
19% Not sure

 

8* Suppose a police officer stops someone for a traffic violation or a violation of some other law. If the police officer suspects that the person they stopped might be an illegal immigrant, should the officer be required to check their immigration status?

 

72% Yes
19% No
10% Not sure

 

9* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

 

12% Very favorable
15% Somewhat favorable
17% Somewhat unfavorable
24% Very unfavorable

33% Not sure

 

10* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

32% Yes
42% No
26% Not sure


11*
How confident are you that Congress knows what it's doing when it comes to addressing the country’s current economic problems?

 2% Very confident
15% Somewhat confident
26% Not very confident
52% Not at all confident
  5% Not sure

12* How confident are you that your representatives in Congress are actually representing your best interests?

  5% Very confident
22% Somewhat confident
33% Not very confident
35% Not at all confident
  5% Not sure

13* Would a group of people selected at random from the phone book do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress?

49% Yes
28% No
23% Not sure


14* Is the United States of America the last best hope of mankind?

 

48% Yes
20% No
32% Not sure

 

15* School systems across the state are trying to find ways to cut their budgets. To help cut the budgets, should teachers be asked to take furloughs or pay cuts?

 

24% Yes
62% No
15% Not sure

 

16* Should public schools eliminate sports programs to help cut their budgets?

 

19% Yes
68% No
13% Not sure

 

17* should public schools eliminate arts programs to help cut their budgets?

 

17% Yes
71% No
12% Not sure

 

 

18* Do you favor or oppose a proposed new law that makes it illegal to text message while driving?

 

86% Favor

11% Oppose
  3% Not sure

 

19* A proposed new state law makes it illegal for those 18 and under to use a cell phone while driving. Do you favor or oppose a law that makes it illegal for all drivers to use a cell phone while behind the wheel?

 

73% Favor

20% Oppose
  7% Not sure

 

20* Do you favor or oppose offshore oil drilling?

 

65% Favor

21% Oppose
15% Not sure

 

21* Should illegal immigrants be allowed to pay in-state tuition to Georgia colleges and universities?

 

21% Yes
67% No
12% Not sure

 

22* Are illegal immigrants a serious strain on Georgia’s budget?

 

73% Yes
18% No
  9% Not sure

 

23* Georgia voters will be asked to vote in a referendum in November on a proposed $10 increase in license plate renewal fees primarily to improve medical care for those severely injured in highway accidents. Do you favor or oppose this $10 increase in auto license fees for this purpose?

 

33% Favor

58% Oppose
  9% Not sure

 

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