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Toplines - Maine Governor - June 10, 2010

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Maine State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted June 10, 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?

      

       28% Strongly approve

       20% Somewhat approve

       13% Somewhat disapprove

       38% Strongly disapprove

         0% 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?

      

         8% Strongly approve

       33% Somewhat approve

       28% Somewhat disapprove

       31% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Maine Governor’s Race

 

Candidate for ME Governor’s Race

 

Paul LePage (R)

43%

Libby Mitchell (D)

36%

Eliot Cutler (I)

7%

Not sure

14%

 

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

25%

34%

16%

9%

16%

Mitchell

22%

28%

22%

18%

10%

Cutler

3%

22%

   22%

7%

46%

 

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

12% Somewhat favor

11% Somewhat oppose

30% Strongly oppose

  6% Not sure

 

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

 

43% Very closely

37% Somewhat closely
15% Not very closely
  5% Not at all
  1% 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?


56% Favor

28% Oppose
16% 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?

 

70% Yes
20% No
10% Not sure

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

         9% Very favorable
       17% Somewhat favorable
       17% Somewhat unfavorable
       13% Very unfavorable

       43% 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?

       36% Yes
31% No
33% Not sure

11*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

 

54% Yes

31% No

14% Not sure 

 

12* In the long-term, will the recent Gulf Oil Spill have a devastating impact on the environment, a major impact, a modest impact, a minor impact, or will it have little lasting impact on the environment?
      
54% A devastating impact on the environment
       30% A major impact

12% A modest impact
  3% A minor impact
  1% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
  1% Not sure

 

13* Who should pay for the clean-up from the oil leak – the companies who were drilling for oil, the government or both?

 

83% The companies who were drilling for oil
  2% The government

14% Both

  1% Not sure

 

 

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