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Toplines - New Mexico Governor - August 24, 2010

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New Mexico State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 24, 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?

           

            34% Strongly approve

            23% Somewhat approve

              6% Somewhat disapprove

            37% Strongly disapprove

              0% Not sure

 

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

           

            16% Strongly approve

            24% Somewhat approve

            21% Somewhat disapprove

            36% Strongly disapprove

              3% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Election for New Mexico Governor Race

 

 

Susana Martinez (R)

Diane Denish (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 24, 2010

48%

43%

3%

6%

June 3, 2010

44%

42%

4%

10%

May 25, 2010

42%

43%

3%

12%

March 24, 2010

32%

51%

7%

10%

 

 

With Leaners

Susana Martinez (R)

Diane Denish (D)

Some other candidate

Not Sure

August 24, 2010

51%

44%

2%

3%

 

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 NM Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Martinez

28%

27%

18%

22%

6%

Denish

25%

28%

20%

22%

4%

           

5* I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not Sure

Martinez

30%

39%

12%

10%

3%

6%

Denish

8%

7%

34%

25%

18%

8%

6* I’m going to read you a short list of names.  Tell me whether that person is mainstream or extreme.

Candidate

Mainstream

Extreme

Not Sure

Martinez

52%

33%

15%

Denish

51%

32%

17%

 

7* The health care plan passed by Congress requires 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?

 

28% Strongly Favor
21% Somewhat Favor
13% Somewhat Oppose

35% Strongly oppose

  3% Not sure

 

8* Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Do you favor or oppose your state suing the federal government to prevent that requirement from remaining in the law?

 

            43% Favor

            36% Oppose

            21% Not sure

 

9* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon.  Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

            52% Tax cuts should be extended

            39% Tax cuts should end this year

  9% Not sure

10* If the Bush Administration tax cuts are allowed to expire, will that help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

            28% Help

            49% Hurt

            16% No impact

              6% Not sure

 

11* Suppose you had a choice between extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans or extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy. Which would you prefer?

 

55% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

36% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

10% Not sure

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


  1% Excellent
  4% Good
40% Fair
54% Poor
  1% Not sure

 

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

            26% Better
            50% Worse
            19% About the same
              6% Not sure

 

 

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