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Maine State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 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

    18% Somewhat approve

      9% Somewhat disapprove

    43% 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?

   

    11% Strongly approve

    27% Somewhat approve

    31% Somewhat disapprove

    31% Strongly disapprove

      1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Maine Governor’s Race

 

 

Paul LePage (R)

Libby Mitchell (D)

Eliot Cutler (I)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 20, 2010

45%

27%

14%

4%

10%

August 12, 2010

38%

30%

16%

4%

11%

July 14, 2010

39%

31%

15%

3%

12%

June 10, 2010

43%

36%

7%

x

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

27%

31%

10%

24%

8%

Mitchell

17%

25%

24%

26%

8%

Cutler

6%

41%

  23%

11%

19%

 

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?

40% Strongly favor
17% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
27% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

41% Good
28% Bad
18% No impact

13% 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?

 

50% Favor

31% Oppose
19% Not sure

 

8* Okay, would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

68% Favor
16% Oppose
16% Not sure

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

48% Favor
35% Oppose
17% Not sure

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

50% Help

22% Hurt

19% No impact

  9% Not sure

 

11* Which is a better way to create new jobs - cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

 

65% Cutting taxes
19% Increasing government spending
16% Not sure

 

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

44%

40%

16%

Government Ethics & Corruption

28%

34%

38%

Health Care

39%

39%

23%

 

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