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Toplines - 2010 Maryland Governor - April 20, 2010

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Maryland Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 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?

44% Strongly approve

15% Somewhat approve

8% Somewhat disapprove

33% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Martin O’Malley has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

22% Strongly approve

28% Somewhat approve

19% Somewhat disapprove

29% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* Election 2010: Maryland Governor’s Race

April 20, 2010

February 23, 2010

Bob Ehrlich (R)

44%

43%

Martin O’Malley (D)

47%

49%

Some other candidate

2%

2%

Not sure

7%

5%

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

Martin O’Malley

22%

32%

19%

24%

3%

Bob Ehrlich

27%

29%

21%

18%

5%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

50% Good
40% Bad
2% No impact
7% Not sure

6* 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?

38% Strongly favor
8% Somewhat favor
5% Somewhat oppose
44% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

35% Strongly favor
21% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
32% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

36% Favor
53% Oppose

11% Not sure

9* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

52% President Barack Obama
39% The average Tea Party member
9% Not sure

10* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

60% Yes
22% No
18% Not sure

11* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

51% Yes
28% No
22% Not sure

12* Generally speaking, would it better for Maryland if most incumbents in the state legislature were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

30% Better if most incumbents were reelected
48% Better if most incumbents were defeated
22% Not sure

13* Regardless of how the state legislature is doing overall, does your local legislator deserve to be reelected?

39% Yes

36% No

25% Not sure

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

2% Excellent

9% Good

44% Fair

44% Poor
0% Not sure

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

47% Better

32% Worse

18% About the same
3% Not sure

16* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

11% Excellent

35% Good

37% Fair

15% Poor

1% Not sure

17* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

33% Better

34% Worse

30% About the same

3% Not sure

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