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Toplines - Michigan Democratic Primary for Governor - March 24, 2010

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Michigan Governor Democratic Primary

March 24, 2010

Survey of 541 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

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?

61% Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
5% Somewhat disapprove
9% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jennifer Granholm has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job she’s been doing?

29% Strongly approve

36% Somewhat approve

17% Somewhat disapprove

17% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* Michigan Democratic Governor Primary

Virg Bernero

8%

Andy Dillon

12%

Alma Wheeler Smith

10%

Some other candidate

17%

Not sure

53%

4* Favorables for Democratic Governor Primary

Candidate

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Bernero

5%

19%

8%

5%

62%

Dillon

6%

21%

7%

7%

59%

Wheeler Smith

5%

17%

8%

5%

65%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan passed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

53% Strongly favor

24% Somewhat favor

5% Somewhat oppose

11% Strongly oppose

6% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

40% Excellent

33% Good

12% Fair

13% Poor

2% 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?

40% Strongly favor

25% Somewhat favor

12% Somewhat oppose

19% Strongly oppose

4% 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?

19% Favor

67% Oppose

14% Not sure

9* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

16% The federal government

72% Private insurance companies

12% Not sure

10* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker? 1971-28

61% Stronger

15% Weaker

15% About the same

9% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence