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Toplines - Maryland Governor - June 8, 2010

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Maryland Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted June 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?

 

  39% Strongly approve

  17% Somewhat approve

    8% Somewhat disapprove

  35% 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?

 

  20% Strongly approve

  34% Somewhat approve

  18% Somewhat disapprove

  26% Strongly disapprove

    1% Not sure

 

3* Election 2010: Maryland Governor’s Race

 

 

June 8, 2010

April 20, 2010

February 23, 2010

Bob Ehrlich (R)

45%

44%

43%

Martin O’Malley (D)

45%

47%

49%

Some other candidate

5%

2%

2%

Not sure

5%

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

20%

33%

23%

20%

4%

Bob Ehrlich

22%

31%

21%

21%

5%

Barbara Mikulski

33%

15%

14%

28%

9%

Benjamin Cardin

20%

24%

14%

21%

21%

 

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?

 

42% Strongly favor

11% Somewhat favor

  6% Somewhat oppose

36% Strongly oppose

  5% Not sure

 

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

 

52% Very closely

31% Somewhat closely
11% 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?


49% Favor

38% Oppose
12% 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?

 

66% Yes
27
% No
  7
% Not sure

 

9*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

 

54% Yes

31% No

15% Not sure 

 

10* 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?

 

47% A devastating impact on the environment
35% A major impact

12% A modest impact
  3% A minor impact
  1% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
  2% Not sure

 

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

 

77% The companies who were drilling for oil
  3% The government

19% Both

  1% Not sure

 

12* Do you favor or oppose a commuter tax to be paid to the city of Washington, D.C. by Maryland residents who commute to the city to work there?

 

12% Favor
74% Oppose
14% Not sure

 

13* Do you favor or oppose casino gambling in Maryland?

 

53% Favor
38% Oppose
  9% Not sure

 

14* Do you favor or oppose allowing table games like blackjack and roulette at casinos in Maryland?

 

51% Favor
40% Oppose
  9% Not sure

 

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