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Toplines - Iowa Governor - April 29, 2010

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Iowa Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 29, 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?

32% Strongly approve

16% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

41% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Chet Culver 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

28% Somewhat approve

24% Somewhat disapprove

32% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* 2010 Iowa Governor’s Race

April 29, 2010

March 17, 2010

February 18, 2010

Terry Branstad (R)

53%

52%

53%

Chet Culver (D)

38%

36%

37%

Some other candidate

6%

6%

6%

Not sure

3%

6%

4%

April 29, 2010

March 17, 2010

February 18, 2010

Bob Vander Plaats (R)

45%

42%

46%

Chet Culver (D)

41%

40%

40%

Some other candidate

9%

8%

7%

Not sure

5%

11%

7%

April 29, 2010

March 17, 2010

Rod Roberts (R)

41%

38%

Chet Culver (D)

43%

40%

Some other candidate

9%

10%

Not sure

7%

13%

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 IA Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Culver

14%

30%

18%

35%

4%

Branstad

29%

30%

17%

21%

3%

Vander Plaats

12%

32%

15%

20%

21%

Roberts

7%

24%

17%

10%

41%

5* Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage?

57% Yes
37% No
6% Not sure

6* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

56% Agree
24% Disagree
19% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

56% Favor
38% Oppose
6% Not sure

8* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

29% Very concerned
25% Somewhat concerned
25% Not very concerned

16% Not at all concerned
5% Not sure

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