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Toplines - Nebraska Governor - March 4, 2010

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Nebraska State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 4, 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?

23% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
14% Somewhat disapprove
47% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

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

33% Strongly approve
36% Somewhat approve
16% Somewhat disapprove
13% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Nebraska Governor’s Race

Dave Heineman (R)

61%

Mark Lakers (D)

23%

Some other candidate

2%

Not sure

14%

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 for the NE Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Heineman

37%

34%

19%

8%

3%

Lakers

5%

25%

17%

7%

45%

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

17% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor
13% Somewhat oppose
51% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

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

12% Excellent
16% Good
16% Fair
55% Poor
2% Not sure

7* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

20% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

65% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

15% Not sure

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

49% Federal government
39% Private insurance companies
12% Not sure

9* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

41% Yes
34% No
25% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

20% Better if most incumbents were reelected
61% Better if most incumbents were defeated
19% Not sure

11* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

45% Favorable
29% Unfavorable
26% Not sure

12* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

17% Yes
60% No
24% Not sure

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

40% Stronger

37% Weaker

13% About the same

10% Not sure

14* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

51% Yes
35% No
14% Not sure

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