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Toplines - Maryland Governor - July 8, 2010

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Maryland Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted July 8, 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?

   

    42% Strongly approve

    15% Somewhat approve

      9% Somewhat disapprove

    34% Strongly disapprove

      0% 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?

   

    21% Strongly approve

    29% Somewhat approve

    18% Somewhat disapprove

    30% Strongly disapprove

      2% Not sure

 

3* Election 2010: Maryland Governor’s Race

 

 

Bob Ehrlich (R)

Martin O’Malley (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

July 8, 2010

47%

46%

2%

5%

June 8, 2010

45%

45%

5%

5%

April 20, 2010

44%

47%

2%

7%

February 23, 2010

43%

49%

2%

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

26%

23%

17%

28%

6%

Bob Ehrlich

33%

21%

17%

20%

9%

 

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

35% Strongly oppose

  3% 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?

 

49% Favor
35% 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
47% Disagree
14% 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?

 

57% Agree
22% Disagree
21% Not sure


9* 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?

42% Helped
28% Hurt
24% No impact
  6% Not sure

10* Did the new government spending in the stimulus package create new jobs?

32% Yes
48% No
20% Not sure

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

 

57% Cutting taxes
22% Increasing government spending
21% Not sure

 

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

  0% Excellent

11% Good
44% Fair
44% Poor

  1% Not sure

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

35% Better

42% Worse
23% Staying the same
  0% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

67% Yes
18% No
15% Not sure

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