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Toplines - Georgia Governor - September 21, 2010

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Georgia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 21, 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?

30% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
 4% Somewhat disapprove
48% 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?

13% Strongly approve
40% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
19% Strongly disapprove
  4% Not sure

3* 2010 Georgia Governor’s Race

 

 

Nathan Deal (R)

Roy Barnes (D)

John Monds (L)

Some other candidate

Not Sure

September 21, 2010

45%

39%

5%

6%

5%

August 11, 2010

51%

42%

X

3%

3%

July 21, 2010

49%

43%

X

4%

4%

May 20, 2010

47%

40%

X

6%

7%

April 22, 2010

46%

39%

X

7%

8%

March 17, 2010

43%

40%

X

5%

13%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 21 do not include leaners.

 

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

Nathan Deal

13%

36%

20%

20%

12%

Roy Barnes

17%

27%

21%

29%

6%

John Monds

6%

22%

17%

9%

46%

 

5* How closely have you followed news reports about Nathan Deal's financial problems?

 

36% Very closely

32% Somewhat closely
19% Not very closely
9% Not at all

4% Not sure

 

6* How important are Nathan Deal's financial problems in terms of how you will vote in November?

 

31% Very important
31% Somewhat important
21% Not very important
11% Not at all important

7% Not sure

 

7* Have the current policies of the federal government put the U.S. economy on the right course?

 

21% Yes
59% No
20% Not sure

 

8* Some people say the nation’s current economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush Administration. Others say the problems are being caused more by the policies President Obama has put in place since taking office. Which point of view comes closest to your own?

46% Economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush administration
45% Economic problems are caused more by the policies of President Obama
  9% Not sure

9* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

 

28% Yes 

61% No

11% Not sure

 

10* Is The Tea Party movement good for the country or bad for the country?

 

49% Good

30% Bad

14% Neither

6% Not sure

 

11* Plan for U.S. troops in Afghanistan?

 

29% Bring troops home immediately

14% Firm timetable to bring troops home within year

40% No firm timetable
17% Not Sure

 

 

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