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Toplines - Maine Governor - July 14, 2010

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Maine State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 14, 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

       20% Somewhat approve

       12% Somewhat disapprove

       37% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

2* How would you rate the job John Baldacci 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

       28% Somewhat approve

       28% Somewhat disapprove

       32% Strongly disapprove

         2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Maine Governor’s Race

 

Paul LePage (R)

Libby Mitchell (D)

Eliot Cutler (I)

Some other candidate

Not sure

June 10, 2010

43%

36%

7%

x

14%

July 14, 2010

39%

31%

15%

3%

12%

 

 

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 ME Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

LePage

26%

36%

17%

9%

12%

Mitchell

20%

31%

21%

18%

9%

Cutler

9%

29%

   23%

9%

30%

 

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?

 

41% Strongly favor

10% Somewhat favor

12% Somewhat oppose

33% Strongly oppose

  4% Not sure

 

6* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?


52% Favor

31% Oppose
16% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

39% Agree
50% Disagree
11% Not sure

 

8* 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?

 

65% Agree
22% Disagree
13% Not sure

 

9*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

 

58% Yes

27% No

15% Not sure 

 

10* Should deepwater oil drilling be allowed?

 

48% Yes
33% No

19% Not sure

 

11* How do you rate President Obama’s response to the major oil leak off Lousiana’s coast – excellent, good, fair or poor?

 

16% Excellent
20% Good

22% Fair

40% Poor

  2%Not sure

 

12* How do you rate the response of the companies associated with the oil rig accident to the major oil leak off Louisiana’s coast – excellent, good, fair or poor?

 

  4% Excellent

13% Good

33% Fair

48% Poor

  2% Not sure

 

13* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

36% Helped
26% Hurt
32% No impact
  6%Not sure

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

  1% Excellent

  4% Good
48% Fair
46% Poor

  1% Not sure

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

30% Better

41% Worse
25% Staying the same
  4% Not sure

16* Is the United States currently in a recession?

63% Yes
19% No
18% Not sure

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