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Toplines - Michigan Governor - April 22, 2010

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Michigan Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 22, 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?

32% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
1% 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?

17% Strongly approve

19% Somewhat approve

19% Somewhat disapprove

44% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* If the 2010 election for Michigan’s next governor were held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?

41% Republican
36% Democrat
5% Some other candidate
18% Not sure

4* 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?

45% Strongly favor
9% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
31% Strongly oppose
6% Not sure

5* 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?

25% Strongly favor
18% Somewhat favor
12% Somewhat oppose
42% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6*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?

47% Favor
42% Oppose

11% Not sure

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

12% Better if most incumbents were reelected
55% Better if most incumbents were defeated
34% Not sure

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

2% Excellent

4% Good

33% Fair

59% Poor
2% Not sure

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

31% Better

36% Worse

28% About the same
5% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence