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Toplines - New Mexico Governor - March 24, 2010

New Mexico State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 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?

37% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
38% 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 she’s been doing?

12% Strongly approve
27% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
33% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for New Mexico Governor Race

Susana Martinez (R)

32%

Diane Denish (D)

51%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

10%

Pete Domenici, Jr. (R)

35%

Diane Denish (D)

52%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

6%

Allen Weh (R)

35%

Diane Denish (D)

45%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

13%

Janice Arnold-Jones (R)

30%

Diane Denish (D)

52%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

12%

Doug Turner (R)

34%

Diane Denish (D)

43%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

16%

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

10%

20%

19%

10%

41%

Denish

28%

27%

16%

19%

10%

Domenici, Jr.

10%

34%

23%

16%

17%

Weh

14%

19%

19%

12%

36%

Arnold-Jones

5%

21%

20%

12%

43%

Turner

8%

25%

18%

12%

37%

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?

32% Strongly favor
21% Somewhat favor
4% Somewhat oppose
40% 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?

25% Excellent
21% Good
11% Fair
44% Poor
0% Not sure

7*The health care plan before 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?

27% Strongly favor
20% Somewhat favor
5% Somewhat oppose
46% Strongly oppose
1% Not sure

8* Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. If that law passes, some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. If the health care reform plan passes, would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

46% Favor
44% Oppose
10% Not sure

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

43% Federal government
47% Private insurance companies
10% Not sure

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

41% Yes
42% No
17% Not sure

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

21% Better if most incumbents were reelected
58% Better if most incumbents were defeated
22% Not sure

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

39% Favorable
45% Unfavorable
17% Not sure

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

17% Yes
71% No
11% Not sure

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

42% Stronger

38% Weaker

11% About the same

8% Not sure

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